May 7, 2015
Invocon at FIIW
Aaron Trott, Program Director at Invocon presented at the Future of Instrumentation and Internet Workshop, held 4-6 May in Arlington, VA. The topic was “Spaceflight Experience in Applying Smart Wireless Sensors: Implications for Passive Wireless Sensor Applications”. The purpose of the presentation was to provide insights from Invocon’s 20 years of experience in providing wireless instrumentation for space vehicles.
April 30, 2015
Wireless Flight Test Instrumentation SBIR Proposal Selected
Invocon’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) proposal for a Wireless Flight Test Instrumentation system was selected by NASA for Phase I funding. Invocon will use this opportunity to build on its rich heritage of wireless flight instrumentation systems to provide NASA and the flight test community with a robust and flexible system that will simplify flight testing of high-performance aircraft.
March 13, 2015
Invocon at Space & Missile Defense Symposium - Huntsville, AL
Invocon will display an array of avionics and flight test hardware at the Space & Missile Defense Symposium 11-13 August 2015. The SMD Symposium, held each year at the Von Braun Center, is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community. Invocon’s booth display will include electronics and systems that are used on target missiles for control, monitoring, and impact detection and location.
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.