David Vos, Lockheed Martin
The ongoing challenge for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system developers is to balance the competing approaches to reduce the system's size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) while trying to deploy the most modern technologies. Today, system integrators are confronting a rapidly narrowing margin for achieving that balancing act. While the power and density of devices has increased, platform ambient boundary conditions haven't changed. The result is tighter and tighter margins. The only option: Become more efficient in removing heat from the system.