ROCKLEDGE, FL – October 21st, 2016 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 30-year-old Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the Navy to develop a modular thermal management system for electronics enclosures.
As Navy combat systems evolve, the heat loads produced by the electronics inside enclosures continues to increase. Legacy thermal management systems for these enclosures, such as direct air cooling of the cabinets or liquid cooling coupled to the chilled water supply of a ship, are unable to match the increased cooling needs of new combat system electronics.
Mainstream has been awarded a contract to design a vapor compression thermal management system that can be installed in standard electronics enclosures and display consoles. The approach is highly modular and scalable for future increases in electronics heat generation.
About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.