Cryogenics

Development, testing, and evaluation 

Development, testing, and evaluation of thermal insulation systems and advanced cryogenic systems and components.

Capabilities / Services

Development, testing, and evaluation of thermal insulation systems and advanced cryogenic systems and components

  • Thermal Analysis and Modeling
  • System Automation and Health Management
  • Valves, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Instrumentation
  • Advanced Propellant Servicing – LH2 & LO2 liquefaction, densification and zero boil off
  • Cryocooler and refrigeration integration and analysis
  • Aerogels for unique ground heat leak applications
  • Multi-Layer Insulation systems
  • Ground and Flight Applications

Accomplishments

  • Developed aerogel-based insulation system for reducing ice formation
  • Developed test method for determining cryogenic moisture uptake in foam materials
  • Developed a method to eliminate liquid nitrogen formation within Shuttle ET Liquid Hydrogen Intertank and help solve foam loss problems in flight
  • Cryogenic Insulation Testing (video)
  • Cryogenics Test Laboratory Website
  • Rapid Propellant Loading

Equipment / Facilities

  • Labs, Shops, and Testing Facilities