Cobham Unveils New ''Smart'' Compressor for Aircraft Weapon Systems
- SUREPAC compressor offers precise variable control for optimal performance and extended life.
Cobham Mission Systems introduces SUREPACTM, its new pure air compressor system, to the military aviation community at the Air Warfare Symposium.
SUREPAC is a smart, fully upgradeable compressor system that dynamically manages power to achieve high reliability and efficiency in weapons ejection and other applications requiring high pressure, pure air generation. Cobham's smart compressor system offers significantly reduced life cycle and maintenance costs over other high pressure cold gas generators and compressors through the use of a proprietary algorithm contained within the Smart Electronic Control Unit (SmartECUTM). The SmartECU monitors actual compressor usage and maximizes filter life by ensuring they are changed only when needed. Also, through precise variable control of the compressor speed, the system draws less power and runs cooler for optimized performance and extended compressor life. Modularly designed for ease of integration and reconfiguration, the SUREPAC is fully upgradeable to 270 VDC power requirements with a simple swap out of the SmartECU.
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"Developing this technology is part of Cobham's strategy to provide full spectrum weapons carriage and release offerings and compliments our pneumatic bomb racks and ejection valves already in the marketplace," said Tim Sopko, Vice President, General Manager, Cobham Mission Systems.
"With this newly developed technology, Cobham now offers complete weapons carriage, ejection, launch and control solutions that can be tailored to customer specific demanding requirements."
Cobham high performance compressor technology can be found in products used in pneumatically actuated weapons carriage and release systems and other applications including our electronics cooling and personal microclimate cooling systems.
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