Life As a Summer Intern at GE-Energy

caitlin Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hey Y’all,

I hope your summer is going as well as mine! This summer, I am working as an Intern at GE-Energy in Dallas. I am currently working in their lineage power section and I am spearheading an amazing project.  GE’s existing method of cold wall testing is not well defined or controlled.  Because of this, the tests lead to different results, results that are dependent on the test process that each engineer uses. Therefore I am designing and building a cold wall test fixture that can be used for all Board Mounted Power (BMP) module cold wall testing. This new test fixture will lead to more accurate results.  These tests will give us the efficiency of the BMP at different temperatures. For those of y’all who don’t know what a cold wall is, I will explain it.  A cold wall is an aluminum plate that is attached to electronics (the BMP) to dissipate some of its heat.  Everyone knows that electronics get hot if they are running, well imagine cellphone towers that have huge boxes of electronics that don’t get any type of air circulation.  The heat in this box has to be dissipated somehow and it is through a cold wall that the electronics stay at the correct temperature and not melt and overheat. I have already learned so much at GE in the last 4 weeks and I still have 9 weeks to go. Keep following my blog posts to see how my internship is going!

Hope y’all have a great summer!

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