Thermoelectric coolers

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Technology abstract

APR Technologies is a Swedish space company offering products and services within Thermal Management, Fire detection, Sensors, and MicroCoats. APR’s expertise lies within the products Thermal Management, Fire detection, Sensors, and MicroCoats. APR also offers consultancy services within Thermal Management such as thermal design and analysis, Chip Cooling and Interfaces, Fire Detection, Analog Electronics, Simulations and Microfluidics.
The technology offered is thermoelectric coolers, (TEC).

Technology Description

Thermoelectric Coolers (TEC) is a no-moving-parts solution. They are solid-state components based on the Peltier-effect and are widely used on various ground based applications (cool boxes, PCR etc.). Typical applications in space are when you want to cool or thermally regulate a component to a certain temperature or if you want to maintain a certain temperature on a small spot. For example sensors, low-noise amplifier (LNA) or focal planes.

Innovations & Advantages

The primary advantages of a Peltier cooler compared to a vapor-compression refrigerator are its lack of moving parts or circulating liquid, very long life, invulnerability to leaks, small size, and flexible shape.

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Current and Potential Domains of Application

Chip cooling, high power components, thermal regulation