DESIGN IDEAS

PROJECTS

  • Enhancement concepts for the thermal protection systems of spacecraft (NASA CR 4227)

  • The use of BioDesign in the development of advanced components and vehicles such as astronaut space gloves and novel structures for aerospace vehicles (NAS2-13119)

  40 years of BioDesign

40 years of BioDesign

  • Development of lightweight electric generators with a target performance of 1 Kg/kW for future transportation systems such as hybrid advanced electric aircraft

  • Evaluation and FAA 133 simulation, 150 hr. dynamometer testing of automotive-based internal combustion engines for the NASA PAV low cost passenger aircraft design concept

  NASA PAV Low Cost Passenger Aircraft Design Concept Engine Evaluation

NASA PAV Low Cost Passenger Aircraft Design Concept Engine Evaluation

  • Development of lightweight acoustical noise reduction technologies for engines and fluid pumps under high temperature, high velocity and large fluid volume conditions

  • Design, development and testing of prototypes and production model super efficient human-powered hybrid electric vehicles with an efficiency of 1,800 mpge (The ELF from Organic Transit, Inc.)

   R&D at Organic Transit with the ELF

 R&D at Organic Transit with the ELF

  • Development of bio-compatible materials and structures for bone and other tissue replacement and growth

  • Design and manufacture of laboratory equipment to replicate the growth of living nerve tissue as observed in near earth orbit experiments

  Bio-Reactor to Simulate the Growth of Nerve Tissue in Outer Space.

Bio-Reactor to Simulate the Growth of Nerve Tissue in Outer Space.

  • Evaluation of novel thermal heat transfer systems which are highly efficient and lightweight for use in the International Space Station, high performance transportation systems and in industrial applications

  • Design, development and testing of critical components for an industrial based, 3 MW plasma arc heating system which could melt and maintain 10,000 Kg (22,000 lbs) of liquid steel at >1,650C (>3,000F) in a production environment at US Steel

  3 Megawatt Plasma Torch in Action

3 Megawatt Plasma Torch in Action

  • Design of laboratory equipment to accurately measure the behavior of epoxy based sealing systems under the high hydraulic pressures and temperatures encountered by oil wells at a minimum depth of 5 km