TAI - Thermal Straps
Heat Strap & Thermal Management Experts
Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI), headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, is committed to being your thermal strap and aerospace thermal management system design & fabrication leader. Our expert personnel have extensive experience in the development of complex, high-performance, thermal systems to meet the most demanding customer requirements. Though we are the world's top provider of straps (often referred to as flexible thermal links or heat straps), our engineers also provide custom cooling system and thermal management design, fabrication and consultation services.
TAI provides the world's only Flexible Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap (GFTS); a technology that has been studied and tested time and again, but only perfected by our engineers. The average GFTS assembly provides 2x - 4x higher thermal performance, yet is a mere 1/5 - 1/10 the mass of an equivalent copper or aluminum straps. GFTS assemblies also provide unmatched vibration attenuation/dampening, and are ideal for thermally conductive vibration isolation.
GFTS Space/Flight Heritage
Our GFTS technology has been space qualified by NASA and several US Aerospace primes, and our straps have flown on the Orion program, in addition to several others. We are also proud to report our GFTS assemblies are currently being used in NASA's SPICE program, GPS, and numerous commercial and research satellites. Our clients include Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Honeywell and NASA (among many others).
Custom Cooling System / Thermal Management Consultation and Design Services
Our engineering staff maintains the full capability to design, fabricate, and verify a wide range of cryogenic, heat transfer, or thermal management systems. Beyond our current product base, our engineering team is always eager to be involved in challenging and cutting edge developments with thermal management and cryogenic systems. Some of the more recent projects where TAI has developed custom cooling and thermal control systems include:
- Custom Cryostats
- Phase Change Material (PCM) heat exchangers
- Thermally Conductive Vibration Isolation Systems for cryocoolers and other instruments
- Flexible Thermal Hinges
- Vapor Compression Refrigeration Systems
- Cryogenic Insulation and Thermal Management Systems design and fabrication
Whether your application is simple or complex with respect to requirements and interfaces, TAI possess the personnel and the tools necessary to design, analyze, fabricate, and test nearly any cooling system architecture that will suit your needs. We have direct experience with most active and passive cooling devices and processes and can perform the engineering to bring cooling optimization into your system.