Customer needed to test low-temperature performance of inertial measuring devices. In this application of low temperature thermoelectric cooling; the user is testing inertial measurement devices over a temperature range.
The devices as well as the TECA cascaded cooling assembly are subjected to various rotational and acceleration stimuli while device temperature is controlled. The custom thermoelectric cold plate cascaded (Peltier cascade) was built up from a standard Model AHP-301CP cold plate.
The finished test fixture was able to function with a maximum rotation rate of 1700° per second and 50 g acceleration. The rotation is evident in the photo. By using a standard product as the basis for the cooling system, higher costs associated with a custom solution were avoided.