Implementation of Peltier Cooling in Hermetically Sealed Electronic Packaging Unit for Sub-sea Vessel
Keywords: Hermetically sealed electronic packaging unit, Conduction cooling, Peltier cooling, Sub-sea vessel, FloTherm
AbstractThis paper presents the methodology adopted for implementation of Peltier cooling in hermetically sealed electronic packaging units used in sub-sea vessels. In sub-sea vessels, sonar front-end electronics is packaged in hermetically sealed electronic packaging units. The thermal design of the unit is a highly challenging task considering the heat dissipation of 300W from the electronics, non-availability of chilled air for cooling and IP68 sealing requirements. Cooling fans cannot be integrated, since these units are to be placed in acoustically sensitive pressure capsule area of the subsea vessel. The electronic cooling in this unit is achieved using conduction cooling with external fins. To enhance the cooling, suitable Peltier cooling (Thermo-electric cooling or TEC) module is selected and implemented with the system. Computational fluid dynamic analysis of the unit is carried-out to study the air-flow and thermal performances with Peltier cooler. The unit is realised and the estimated temperatures validated by experimental temperature measurements on the realised unit. The measured temperatures are within the safe operating limits of the electronic components and hence the cooling design of the unit is satisfactory. It is also observed that maximum temperature reduction has occurred at 1.5A current and card edge temperature of Printed circuit board lowered by 9.28 °C by implementing Peltier cooling.
How to Cite
S., M., M., S., & P.C., S. (2018). Implementation of Peltier Cooling in Hermetically Sealed Electronic Packaging Unit for Sub-sea Vessel. Defence Science Journal, 68(3), 326-332. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.68.12149
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