July 8, 2011
Invocon on STS-135
The STS-135 mission started today with the launch of Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center. This was the final mission of Shuttle Atlantis and the last shuttle mission.
For Invocon, this mission marks the 41st Shuttle mission utilizing our systems.
June 1, 2011
Invocon on STS-134
At 1:35AM CST, Endeavor landed at Kennedy Space Center. This mission marks the 40th mission in which Invocon systems were used.
March 24, 2011
Invocon at Missile Defense Conference
Invocon, Inc displayed a variety of new instrumentation technologies at the 9th Annual Missile Defense Conference, held this week at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Invocon’s booth was buzzing with activity as attendees interested in target missile systems and technologies were able to view Invocon’s Sequencer, Capacitive Discharge Initiator (CDI), Smart Battery, and Kinetic Impact Position Systems.
Invocon Smart Battery
This rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer battery technology offers one of the highest energy storage and power delivery densities, and continuously calculates State of Charge (SOC) and State of Health (SOH) to insure sufficient mission power and reliability.
NASA is currently using 44 Enhanced Wide-Band MicroTAU (EWB MicroTAU) units to monitor the RCC panels on the wing leading edges of the Shuttle. This system was developed for NASA to detect impacts from foam during ascent and Micro-Meteroids and Orbital Debris (MM/OD) during space operation. As of May 2009, the system has successfully flown twenty times.
NASA utilized the Wide-Band Micro-Miniature Tri-Axial Accelerometer Unit, WB MicroTAU, to monitor a series of foam impact tests simulating the launch impact event on the Space Shuttle Columbia in early 2003. During this testing, 14 tri-axial units were located in and around the target articles and recorded impact signatures at 20,000Hz from each accelerometer.
The Micro-miniature Wireless Instrumentation (MicroWIS) System was used by a university in Houston, Texas, to study stresses on a local bridge during construction and testing. The application stemmed from concerns that significant portions of a bridges useful life may actually be expended in the construction process due to inadequate support of its members during handling and installation.
Invocon (IVC) is a systems-engineering firm located near Houston, Texas; Invocon specializes in wireless data acquisition research and development. Invocon currently supplies systems to and performs R&D functions for major corporations, government entities, and universities.