Technology Applications, Inc.
Thermal Strap / 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. Though we are the world's top provider of thermal straps (often referred to as flexible thermal links or heat straps), our engineers and highly-skilled technicians 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 TAI. 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 strap/assembly. 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 capability to design, fabricate, and verify a wide range of 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 systems. Some of the projects where TAI previously developed custom cooling and thermal control systems include:
- 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 possesses the personnel and the tools necessary to design, analyze, fabricate, and test a wide array of solutions for your thermal management problems.