Aerospace Structures | Design, Test, and Materials
LoadPath specializes in the development and delivery of advanced engineered products and services, particularly those critical to the launch vehicle and satellite community. We provide design, analysis, testing, and fabrication of aerospace structural systems and components within the company’s five core competencies; structural design, thermal management, composite fabrication, deployable structures , and structural testing.
Our highly technical engineering staff has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of multiple payload adapters, deployable payloads, CubeSat components and launch accommodations, reconfigurable thermal control subsystems, missile structures, and reentry vehicles throughout the complete concept-to-flight development cycle. Our exceptional experimental capabilities range from material characterization through full-scale structural testing. All aspects of our product and services development and delivery are controlled by an AS9100C certified quality management system.
2016 Small Satellite Conference
LoadPath will once again support the upcoming 30th Small Satellite Conference in Logan, UT, August 8-11. Stop by our booth (7T) to discuss potential collaboration and solutions to your small satellite needs.
MDA SBIR Phase I Awarded LoadPath was awarded a Phase I SBIR to develop the Multiple Object Deployment System (MODS), which is an advanced mechanism that will enable reliable Multi-Object Payload restraint and deployment. MODS provides a compact integrated design that supports varying quantities of kill vehicles per booster vehicle in order to address a wide range of operational scenarios, and its modular design allows easy implementation with a variety of missile defense boosters.
Mike Wilson published in ASME Journal of Heat Transfer
Mike Wilson co-authored a paper for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer entitled 'Effect of Hydrophilic Nanostructured Cupric Oxide Surfaces on the Heat Transport Capability of a Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP)'. The paper details an experiment that exploited neutron imaging to study the effects of nanostructures within the channels of an OHP. More