The analysis began by creating a thermal simulation model of a baseline concept which uses the fans and heat sinks tested by Prysm Inc. This particular array of laser sources would be under conditions such as forced convection and used at an altitude of 3000m above sea level. Aavid’s team designed and optimized a heat sink to decrease the maximum temperature on the lasers.Offering the best thermal management solution for cooling these laser sources will not only help to perform better, but the lifetime will be longer. Multiple simulations were ran to find the most optimum solution.
In temperatures of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature drop across the base plate and ambient was approximately 43 degrees Fahrenheit. To further improve the thermal system performance,Aavid suggested bringing the fans closer to the base, and adding partitions between the two fans.
We at Aavid, helped to provide the best possible solution for a heat sink for Prysm’s video walls.