The challenge is to build machines that can help humans work in, and explore space. Working side by side with humans, or operating where the risks are too great for people, machines like Robonaut - a humanoid robot designed by the Robot Systems Technology Branch at NASA's Johnson Space Center in a collaborative effort with DARPA - will expand our ability for construction and discovery.
For the past decade, satellite design has been an important discipline at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Size, weight and ultra-reliable signal transfer are critical in satellite design. Who ya gonna call? Harwin!
Fast connector solutions, tested to perform under battle conditions, for a cutting edge military radio battery system. Missions don't come much tougher than this.
The challenge: ultra-durable connectors able to maintain high reliability while being subjected to approximately 30,000 g, and capable of reducing sky-high jet engine re-test costs of approximately £500,000 a time.
For a major US medical electronics company, high rates of rejection for connectors used in their blood gas measurement sensor for hospital emergency rooms had to be resolved. Hence the decision to consult Harwin.
Sunk deep into the Antarctic ice, the AMANDA II (Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array) Telescope is designed to look not up, but down, through the Earth to map the sky in the Northern Hemisphere for high energy cosmic Neutrino activity.
Launched in Spring 2009, Stratos is the most extreme short-term project attempted to date by DARE, the Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering society of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands who design, build and launch experimental rockets.