Cooling enclosure for maintaining commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment in vehicles

  • US 20070236881A1
  • Filed: 08/26/2005
  • Published: 10/11/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An equipment enclosure for use in an environment wherein a thermal conditioning system supplies a thermally conditioned first fluid, the equipment enclosure comprising:

  • a body defining an outer plenum and an inner chamber, the body isolating the equipment from the thermally conditioned first fluid;

    a wall between the outer plenum and the inner chamber, the wall isolating the thermally conditioned first fluid in the outer plenum from a second fluid in the inner chamber, the wall being thermally conductive whereby heat can be transferred between the outer plenum and the inner chamber;

    a fluid port in communication with the outer plenum whereby the thermally conditioned first fluid can flow through the fluid port into the outer plenum; and

    a fixture in the inner chamber and on which the equipment may be mounted whereby heat can be exchanged between the piece of equipment and the second fluid.

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