Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Applications

Available On Demand until March 15, 2018

Directed Energy is an emerging technology that is being utilized in a variety of military and other applications. These high powered devices demand superior thermal management that operates effectively and reliably in ever decreasing foot print areas. Not only do these systems need to maintain a safe operating temperature, they often demand strict temperature uniformity across the system. 

This Webinar will describe thermal management technologies that are being used in Directed Energy Applications. Advanced solutions such as pumped two phase cooling and temporary thermal storage will be discussed and examples of where they are being deployed will be reviewed. Design and Packaging Engineers, whether they are working on Directed Energy Applications or other challenging thermal devices, can benefit from this information.

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Pete Ritt, VP, Sales and Marketing, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

Pete Ritt is Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ritt joined ACT in 2010 to head ACT’s Technical Services business. During this time the group has successfully provided thermal consulting, design and prototyping solutions to commercial customers in the lighting, renewable energy, industrial equipment, medical industries. Throughout his career Mr. Ritt has successfully managed numerous new technology projects in a variety of industries. He is a former RCA executive where he was responsible for developing technologies and products for commercialization in the consumer electronics industry. He also commercialized household goods products while an executive at Woodstream Corp. He has been granted over 20 patents and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Shippensburg University.

Dan Fritch, Product Development Engineer, Defense and Aerospace Product Development Group, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

Dan Fritch is a Product Development engineer in the Defense and Aerospace Product Development Group. At ACT the has designed and built a number of custom thermal management products and systems. He has experience with heat pipes, liquid cold plates, pumped liquid systems, and pumped two-phase systems among other topics. Prior to joining ACT, he designed and built a pumped two-phase system as part of his MS research for the Laboratory for Advanced Thermal and Fluid Systems at Villanova University.

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