August 12, 2015
Rocket Avionics Featured This Week at Symposium in Huntsville
Invocon’s booth display at this week’s Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, AL featured a new PCM encoder design that offers a fully-integrated, low-cost, high-performance solution for rocket and missile applications.
July 31, 2015
Navy Selects Invocon for Safe, Reliable Lithium-ion Battery Development
The US Navy has selected Invocon’s proposal for funding under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Invocon proposed its Lithium-Ion Smart Rechargeable Battery technology as the basis for developing a reliable, safe, robust Battery Management System (BMS).
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.