Materials, Sensors, and Electronics

Supporting the development of materials and sensor technologies

  • Development and testing of materials, sensors, and vehicle configurations of Thermal Protective Systems (TPS) for shuttle, constellation, and inter-planetary missions
  • Ballistic impact testing of materials up to hypervelocity speeds
  • Experimentation with advanced metallics, ceramics, coatings, lubricants, tribology, and surface science for aerospace power and propulsion systems
  • Clean-room operations (class 1,000/100) for manufacturing and experimentation on materials and sensors