Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Applications

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

Jens Weyant, Lead Product Development Engineer, Defense/Aerospace, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Jens Weyant is a Lead Product Development Engineer for ACT’s Electronics Products group. Mr. Weyant has gained five years of research experience through his studies and time spent at Advanced Cooling Technologies. During his time at ACT, he has contributed to thermal solutions for radar, power electronics, rotating equipment and other high power electronics; many of which include heat pipe embedded solutions. He has served as PI on several SBIR programs including a DARPA (Phase I and II) funded program focused on passivation of laser diode micro channel coolers, a DOE (Phase I and II) funded program on passivation coatings for high power RF loads, and an Army (Phase I) funded program to develop a Liquid Cold Spray system.

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