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Militarized Drawer for Conduction Cooled VME Modules

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112386D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

LoPresti, MA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This design is a simplified, virtually 4 part, water cooled drawer for conduction cooled VME modules/power supplies.

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Militarized Drawer for Conduction Cooled VME Modules

      This design is a simplified, virtually 4 part, water cooled
drawer for conduction cooled VME modules/power supplies.

      The uniqueness of the design is how the cooling fluid is passed
within the 3 structural members which are used to support the VME
cards/power supplies as well as remove heat via conduction.

      Water enters the drawer through the inlet port shown on the
rear view of Fig. 1.  Water then is routed upward into the upper
coldplate through 2 coldplate inlet tubes.  Fluid then flows down the
coldplate and back to the rear manifold.  The rear manifold is
"channeled" to direct the waterflow down into the lower coldplate,
down the length of the coldplate and back to the rear manifold (Fig.
2).  Once in the rear manifold the fluid is directed upward to the
drawer outlet port and out of the drawer.

      This drawer provides full water cooling capability by utilizing
only 8 sealed joints between the coldplates and the rear manifold.
This low number of joints makes leakage highly unlikely.