Conduction-Cooled Chassis suits harsh military environments.

Press Release Summary:

Part of Hybricon® family, 6-slot 3U OpenVPX SFF-6 Small Form Factor Chassis is equipped with CoolWall(TM) thermal technology to support system heat dissipation up to 400 W. ATR-style unit, fabricated from mixture of composite materials and aluminum, facilitates integration of low-power embedded COTS subsystems designed for use in space-, weight-, and power-constrained military environments. Unit includes military power supply for MIL-STD-704F aircraft or vehicle use.

Original Press Release:

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems' New Small Form Factor Conduction Cooled Chassis Features CoolWall(TM) Technology

LITTLETON, MA - Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCEL), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed subsystems for the aerospace and defense market, has introduced a new, rugged 6-slot 3U OpenVPX (or 7-slot 3U CompactPCI) conduction cooled chassis for harsh military environments. The SFF-6 Small Form Factor Chassis is the newest member of CWCEL's Hybricon® family of advanced military COTS electronic packaging solutions and features the company's unique CoolWall(TM) thermal technology (patent pending) to support system heat dissipation up to 400W. This ATR-style chassis, fabricated from a proprietary mixture of composite materials and aluminum, speeds and simplifies the integration
of high performance, low-power embedded COTS subsystems designed for use in space,
weight and power (SWaP)-constrained military environments.

"Curtiss-Wright Controls' Hybricon CoolWall thermal technology is a breakthrough in chassis thermal design," said David Dietz, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems group. "The SFF-6 uses CoolWall to hit the sweet spot for size, weight, power and cost-constrained embedded applications that demand maximum performance in a low weight, small form factor rugged enclosure."

SFF-6 Performance Features:

o Supports cooling for 6-slot 3U OpenVPX (or 7-slot CompactPCI) 400 W payload

o Chassis fabricated from a proprietary mixture of composites and aluminum

o Patent pending CoolWall technology provides significantly higher thermal conductivity
than aluminum at lighter weight.

o ATR-style small form factor baseplate conduction-cooled chassis

o Designed for rugged airborne and ground mobile application environments

o Extended temperature, shock & vibration tolerance

o Military power supply for MIL-STD-704F aircraft or vehicle use

o Supports 6-slot OpenVPX, VPX-REDI 1"pitch backplane

o Designed to the latest OpenVPX, VPX and REDI draft specifications

o Custom configurations and integration available (contact Factory)

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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems is one of the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single sources for rugged, integrated solutions that are qualified for military platforms. Our product and service expertise includes Motion Control, Network Centric Computing, Rate Sensor Assemblies, Vehicle Management Computers, High-Speed Recording & Storage, Electronic Packaging, Power Supplies and Electronic Manufacturing Services. The Electronic Systems group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit

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