Advanced Materials Division
Space Micro is developing systems and solutions to the materials challenges of space, military, and performance-critical applications. For more information, review the Advanced Materials Division presentation (PDF).
A selection of products from Space Micro's Advanced Materials Division is shown below. For more information on any of these products, contact Space Micro.
|Coatings||Non Destructive Evaluation||Radiation Shield|
Mulitfunctional Radiation Shield
TPC™ takes thermal protection to new heights. It utilizes a novel inorganic material to create a coating that shields against temperatures 1400°C, far above conventional, organic based coatings. It is easy to apply, easy to process, durable, and environmentally safe. TPC™ bonds to ceramics, metals, and even plastics, making it ideal for a wide range of aircraft and spacecraft applications.
TPC™ was developed from Space Micro’s proven Temperature Sensitive Paint (TSP), which was originally developed for wind tunnel models. TPC™ is the next generation of this advanced coating technology.
TPC™ was named a finalist for CONNECT's Most Innovative Product Award.
For more information, refer to the TPC™ datasheet.
ANDE™ Novel Acoustic NDE Technique
ANDE™ addresses the problem of rapid and precise detection of hidden cracks and corrosion by merging commercially available technology with with proprietary software analysis tools. ANDE™ is suitable for metals, including aluminum and steel, as well as composite structures. Since ANDE™ can check for cracks before they become critical in size, it is ideal for maintenance evaluations on marine vessels, aircraft, and potentially terrestrial structures, such as bridges.
For more information, refer to the ANDE™ datasheet.
High Resolution Emissivity Coating (HiRECTM) for hypersonic wind tunnel use and other applications:
- Thermally & Mechanically stable
- Inorganic, Non-toxic
- User Friendly
- No degradation up to 750ºC
- Accurate thermal resolution
This Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has recognized this project as one of its “SBIR/STTR Innovation Stories”, a distinction that highlights programs that result in technologies with “clearly outstanding potential”.
Bonding Assurance Quality System (BAQuS™) to assure bonding quality of composites:
- Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)
- Assists in contaminant identification (i.e. silicones, fingerprints...)
- Portable and hand held
- Cover large areas quickly
- Supports decisions to manufacture, rework, or scrap expensive composites
For more information on BAQuS™, including how it can be used, watch the BAQuS™ video (opens in a seperate window with sound.)
This patent-pending technology uses full spectrum reflected light to “fingerprint” contaminants on composite surfaces and is sensitive enough to detect contaminants that may affect adhesion. The result is a useful technique with applications for commercial as well as military composites.