A military aircraft manufacturer recently approached Minco with a challenge – heating a glass dome housing an optics system. After reaching out early in the process, the Minco and manufacturer’s engineering teams worked collaboratively to model the thermal performance of various materials. They ultimately arrived at a solution that would meet both physical and electrical requirements, achieving higher yields and ensuring cost effectiveness. Minco engineers worked with the customer team to jointly design a complex integrated product that not only met electrical requirements, but also accurately sensed temperature and provided heat to keep the dome condensation-free. The collaborative solution comprised a multi-layer design that supplied heat to necessary areas along with the traces needed to provide power and communication.
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No matter the design challenges, Minco engineers bring best practices from hundreds of similar projects worldwide to help our partners plan and design the best solutions for their military and defense systems.
If you and your engineering team are ready to take the next step and explore powerful design innovation, Minco engineers are ready. Our thermal, flex circuit and sensing experts can help your team find a better way — minimizing costs while improving overall system performance.