Meggitt Defense Systems laser mine detection Environmental Control System (ECS) provides a constant supply of regulated temperature fluid to helicopter-borne pod electronics.
The ECS provides up to 4.0 kW of cooling capacity in a package that is 19.0 inches in diameter, 19.0 inches in length and weighs less than 135 lbs. It is designed to maintain and control precise fluid temperatures over the entire spectrum of the helicopter harsh operating environment and is specifically designed to withstand the severe salt-water operational environment. It consists of a high efficiency vapor cycle refrigeration cooling circuit and coolant re-circulation loop supplying temperature controlled coolant to the pod electronics cold plates. A heater is provided to warm-up coolant during low ambient operation. An analog controller provides for ECS control and health/status monitoring. An access panel provided in the ECS cover provides for easy maintenance and servicing.