Thermal Technologies

Northrop Grumman is the world's leader in two-phase thermal management of spacecraft and has more than 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing space-qualified products for various government, military and commercial customers. By combining engineering expertise in thermal and structural design with hardware fabrication, we provide leading-edge thermal-management solutions not only to the aerospace community but also to customers for terrestrial cooling communication electronics.

The company works closely with engineering experts, customer staff and vendors to provide a systems-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to successfully meet customers' needs, whether those needs are for design-to-performance or build-to-print programs.

Capabilities include design, manufacture, testing and integration of complete two-phase thermal-control systems such as heat pipes (-260 C to +175 C); heat pipe radiators and structural equipment panels; two phase loop heat pipes (LHPs); deployable radiator assemblies; phase change materials (PCM); multi-layer insulation (MLI) blankets (MLI); thermal preparation; cryogenic cooling applications; and composite structures.

Facilities and resources include 105,000 square feet of engineering and manufacturing space featuring flight certified integrated assembly areas, processing ovens, thermal vacuum chambers, large environmental chambers, paint booths, and full machining and inspection capabilities. For more information on these systems contact the company's Beltsville, Maryland, facility.

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