Keeping It Cool
With a major grant from the Office of Naval Research, Rensselaer researchers are collaborating with four other universities to address a hot topic in today’s military: how to keep modern ships cool in extreme environments.
Funded under the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program, the overall research aim will be to develop cooling techniques that can be used for thermal management of large-scale, distributed high-power electronic systems.
In today’s modern warfront, sailors and other military personnel are asked to operate more advanced electronics in hotter climates. Modern military ships, offices, and planes have thousands of computers, lights, and other electronics whirring and working at once, generating extremely high temperatures that require advanced cooling systems.