Posted by Courtney E. Howard
LANCASTER, Pa., 24 June 2010. Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc. (ACT) begins production deliveries of its "HiK" plate product to Lockheed Martin for use in its Volume Search Radar (VSR). Lockheed Martin developed and produces the VSR antenna as a subcontractor to Raytheon, the prime contractor for the Dual Band Radar (DBR) system for the next-generation, multi-mission destroyer.
ACT's HiK plate assemblies provide enhanced cooling for key electronic components of the radar system. The production order is for two ships sets and requires over 2,000 assemblies.
ACT began volume deliveries in April and will complete the initial order over the coming year.
"This is a large design win for ACT," said Scott Garner, vice president of Engineered Products at ACT. "Our investments in additional manufacturing space and heat pipe production capability coupled with ISO 9000 and AS9100 quality certifications were key factors in preparing us for this opportunity. We are glad to be a qualified vendor to Lockheed Martin and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
ACT designs and manufactures a variety of thermal management solutions for military and commercial electronics cooling including: heat pipes, pumped liquid and two-phase loops, and thermal storage devices. Our products are used in applications from spacecraft thermal management to ruggedized military electronics cooling applications, at temperatures ranging from -150 to 1,100 degrees C.