Thermal Testing of Oryx 2.0

A few weeks back we were able to take the rover to Hologic (where I work) to use their FLIR Thermal IR Camera to do some thermal testing.  For tests the we ran the Ubuntu  stress test on the computer and ran all the drive motors at full speed for slightly more than 1 hour.  In addition to recording the thermal IR video we also logged the temperature from our internal temperature sensors.   The hottest components revealed by the thermal IR imaging are on the Mini-ITX motherboard and are rated to temperatures higher than what they reached during testing. Based of the data collected in extreme conditions we determined that the system will operate as desired under normal conditions without any temperature related problems.

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