Enclosure Designs

Mistral offers design and engineering solutions for aerospace and defense system enclosures that need to survive harsh environments and extreme temperatures. The enclosures are custom engineered to meet the stringent design requirements of aerospace and defense applications, providing innovative solutions to specific customer requirements. Mistral’s enclosure designs can be used with standard hardware architectures which include VPX, OpenVPX, VXS, VME and other VITA and PICMG standards and for custom, non-standard hardware. Our defense solutions team also design enclosures that conform to standard ATR designs like ½ ATR, ¾ ATR, 1 ATR etc. These designs support a variety of thermal management methods such as:

  • Convection cooled
  • Air flow-through
  • Conduction cooled
  • Forced air conduction cooled
  • Liquid cooled

Mistral’s enclosure design services include:

  • Enclosure design requirement capture
  • Design feasibility study w.r.t. conforming to industrial standards
  • 3D CAD modeling and simulation at a system level
  • Material science management
    • Alloys for specific application
    • Fasteners
    • EMI/EMC shielding and Gaskets
  • Structural analysis
  • CFD / thermal analysis
  • Integration of electronics design, PCB layout, and industrial design
  • Prototype development
  • Manufacturing support

Mistral’s custom enclosure designs are used in aerospace and  defense applications and meet demanding environmental conditions to ensure equipment survivability, such as:

  • MIL-STD-810 environmental compliance
  • MIL-STD-901D shock qualified enclosures
  • MIL-STD-167 vibration qualified enclosures
  • MIL-STD-461 / EMI / RFI / tempest secure systems
  • JSS 55555


Some of the recent rugged enclosures designed by Mistral are:

  • VPX based RADAR Signal Processing system with ATR enclosure
  • Telemetry modules with MIL Grade Aluminum enclosures
  • Hybrid RADAR Controller and Processing System with a Liquid cooled LRUs
  • Conduction-cooled solution for a multi-channel data  acquisition and processing system for naval applications
  • Rugged air-cooled unit for Tracking Radar conforming to JSS55555,  MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-461


To know more about Mistral's Enclosure Designs, email us at sales@mistralsolutions.com.

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