Recent Events

See us at the Space Tech Expo 2017

Pasadena, California – May 23-25, 2017 – TMT will be exhibiting once again at Space Tech Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in California. We invite you to join us at America’s meeting place for space technology and engineering.

Attending the exhibition is completely free; your pass includes access to 250+ spacecraft manufacturers and suppliers, free sessions in the expo hall, networking receptions and much more! Register for your free pass by following this registration link.

For more information, see the invitation flyer here. Visit us at booth #2009, Tuesday through Thursday. Learn more about the expo at spacetechexpo.com


See us at the Space Tech Expo 2016

Pasadena, California – May 24-26, 2016 – TMT will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in California. We invite you to join us at America’s meeting place for space technology and engineering.

Attending the exhibition is completely free; your pass includes access to 240+ spacecraft manufacturers and suppliers, free sessions in the expo hall, networking receptions and much more! Register for your free pass by following this registration link.

For more information, see the invitation flyer here. Visit us at booth #7013, Tuesday through Thursday. Learn more about the expo at spacetechexpo.com


Large (1000 Watt-2.5 m) Isothermal Panel Successfully Demonstrated

North Logan, Utah – March 2, 2015 - TMT has successfully demonstrated a 1000 watt - 1.0 m x 2.5 m (39.4 in. x 98.4 in.) near isothermal multi-functional spacecraft structural-thermal panel.

Funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, through a prime contract to LoadPath, TMT was tasked to demonstrate the viability of extending the multi-functional isothermal panel technology developed for Operational Responsive Space (ORS) isothermal spacecraft to a considerably larger heat spreading application. The goal for the project was to demonstrate low temperature differences in a large spacecraft structural panel with simulated heat loads up to 1000 watts.

Heat was applied through 10 discrete simulated electronic packages spread out over the panel. A laboratory test demonstration was successfully completed with a maximum measured temperature difference of 8.2 °C with ten discretely placed 100 watt heat loads operating simultaneously (1000 W total).

The Thermal Control Panel technology consists of a matrix of flat, lightweight heat pipes integrated into a honeycomb panel to spread heat in two directions. The matrix provides significant heat spreading and a method of graceful degradation as a precaution against heat pipe failure due to micrometeorite damage. Metal matrix composite skins are employed in the panel to provide a high performance, rigid structure with exceptional through thickness thermal conductivity. A grid of threaded fasteners was installed in the panel for mounting of hardware. The panel will now undergo a series of structural and thermal vacuum tests at LoadPath to further verify its use in a flight like environment.

The Thermal Control Panel technology can be used for multifunctional heat spreading in spacecraft structures. Other applications include isothermal radiators, internal heat spreaders, and solar panel heat spreading.

Read the full press release here.


AVARA used to make the Great Salt Lake drinkable

Salt Lake City, Utah – May 19, 2014 - Purestream Services and Thermal Management Technologies (TMT) announced the completion of field testing of a pilot demonstration of Purestream’s AVARA Clean Water Mobile Technology.

In June of 2011, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) thru the Department of Defense contracted with TMT to modify Purestream’s AVARA Accelerated Vapor Recompression system for military mobile potable water applications. The seven day, 24-hour per day demonstration of the 1,800 gallon per day (GPD), mobile clean water system was the final functional test and occurred at the Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island in Utah. Briney water of ~35,000 total dissolved solids (TDS) from Farmington Bay of the Great Salt Lake, was pumped thru and processed thru the patent-pending AVARA vapor recompression system, then chlorinated to provide clean, clear, drinking water. Now that the successful demonstration is complete, the prototype unit will be shipped to TARDEC in Michigan where they may continue the evaluation.

The AVARA Clean Water Unit is mobile, energy efficient, simple to operate and requires minimal labor for set-up and operation. This is a robust system that is able to take a wide variety of feed water to treat and process for clean drinking water in remote areas. Lead Engineers, Dr. Clair Batty and Scott Schick with TMT, were very pleased with the outcome of the field tests. “This project has been extremely successful. Purestream’s AVARA technology is outstanding as practical, easy to operate, mobile system. The unit will be able to be deployed near a lake, ocean, river or pond to provide clean water for people to drink,” stated Dr. Batty.

Although this prototype has been developed through the U.S. ARMY Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Purestream is highly encouraged by the potential for non-military opportunities for use of this technology including emergency response, humanitarian efforts, and other industrial purposes.

Read the KSL News article on how our work with the military AVARA project was used in a demonstration to purify water from the Great Salt Lake or see the video here.


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Announcements

TMT is moving to a new facility

After several years in a fabulous location, TMT is moving its operations to a new facility in North Logan, Utah. The new facility will provide a larger fabrication and assembly area to meet the needs of our variety of projects. In addition, it provides a little more room to grow. We look forward to continuing the great relationship we have with our customers. We will post another update after the move.

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