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Keeping it cool for FVL

9th January 2018 - 10:10 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


An open architecture cooling standard for use with COTS VPX modules, known as ANSI/VITA 48.8, could soon be applied to the next-generation of aircraft, including Future Vertical Lift (FVL). 

The ANSI standard VITA 48.8 was ratified in October 2017 and is currently deployed on various rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. The standard significantly reduces SWAP-C and increases the dependability of avionics systems through the removal of heat from onboard electronics.

ANSI/VITA 48.8 compliant plug-in modules provide users with 40% weight savings on their avionics systems.

According to David Vos, a fellow at Lockheed Martin, heat is much more of a problem for

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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