The transfer or dispersion of heat can occur by means of three main mechanisms; conduction, convection and radiation. The diagram below shows how the UTS Systems shelters combat these mechanisms.
The Thermal Fly produces a 26 percent reduction in ECU power consumption when compared to the shelters currently in the DoD inventory. The unique UTS Systems exterior frame design is ideal for maintaining the required air space between the shelter’s outer skin and the Thermal Fly, making it integral to the shelter without additional poles or support mechanisms.
With solar photovoltaics are integrated into the thermal fly at peak time up to 4 kW of power can be generated. The power generated can be put back into the grid to reduce the spikes caused by ECUs trying to handle the thermal loading inside the shelters at peak time.