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Adapting an Air Sampling Instrument for Space Exploration

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Company: Aerosol Dynamics, Inc.

Industry: R&D

Use Case: Air Sampling Instrument

Services Used: Electronics, Firmware, Sensors

Results:

  • Enhanced electrical design for space use
  • Collaborated to provide better air quality data
  • Identified design enhancements to improve functionality and reliability

Customer Introduction

Aerosol Dynamics is an R&D company specializing in measuring airborne particles. Instruments are used for atmospheric research, routine monitoring, epidemiology studies, and global climate research. Aerosol had an instrument that needed adapting for use in space on the International Space Station (ISS).

Problem/Goal

  • Electronic design and board layout expertise

    Engage with experts in electronic design to identify and rectify any potential issues in the original design to ensure the instrument's electronic components are designed for space use.
  • The original instrument was not optimized for the space environment.

    Develop a solution to absorb water from the air without using loose containers, ensuring the instrument's reliability in zero gravity.
  • The instrument needed modifications to accurately monitor the air quality in the ISS, which is crucial for astronaut health.

    Adapt the instrument to accurately count particles between 5 nanometers and 2.5 microns in size in space conditions.

Solution

The company recognized the need for a partner capable of addressing the unique challenges of adapting an air sampling instrument for space. Aerosol chose to engage Voler Systems because of its deep expertise in electronic design and ability to innovate and ensure precision in extreme conditions.  

  • Redesigned the instrument to function effectively in zero gravity.
  • Enhanced the electronic design and board layout to address the space environment's specific challenges, improving reliability and performance.
  • Implemented modifications to accurately monitor air quality by counting particles between 5nm and 2.5µm.

Results & Benefits

  • Modified electrical design of instrument to successfully operate in the zero-gravity environment, demonstrating exceptional reliability in challenging conditions.
  • Collaborated with customer to improve air quality monitoring on the ISS, providing crucial data to protect astronaut health.
  • Identified existing design issues and suggested improvements, enhancing the device's functionality and reliability.

Inspiration

At Voler Systems, we believe in pushing the boundaries of innovation to create solutions that meet and exceed our client's expectations and the environments they explore. Our collaboration with Aerosol on the air sampling instrument for the International Space Station is a testament to what can be achieved when expertise and vision converge.

"Voler's expertise in electronic design and innovative approach helped us transform our air sampling instrument into one fit for space, significantly contributing to the International Space Station's mission."

 

At Voler Systems, we're dedicated to transforming complex challenges into innovative solutions. Let's collaborate and make your vision a reality. Contact us today to see how we can bring unparalleled expertise and creativity to your next project. 

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