Do you need
What we have
  • Qualified R&D and Test engineers
  • Thermal Vacuum Chambers (with IR-window and IR-camera), Thermal cycling chamber
  • Thermal laboratory (pumps, flow meters, cooling baths, cold plates)
  • NLR Hydrogen test facility THETA for testing of aerospace hydrogen fuel cell systems
  • NLR Two-Phase Test Facility
  • Close co-operation with NanoSpace/REALTECHNOLOGIE AG , a high end supplier of (aero)space pumps
  • NLR 2-φ MPL transient analysis tool in Matlab
  • Software (ESATAN, ThermXL, Abacus FEA, Matlab, Mathcad, Labview)
  • Innovative modular tool for CubeSat thermal analyses in ESATAN-TMS (read our report)
  • Thermal Design Module (TDM) for the thermal analysis of aircraft harnesses
  • Satellite HARness Evaluator (SHARE) for the thermal analysis of spacecraft harnesses

The thermal vacuum facility is part of the NLR environmental test facilities for a complete one-stop environmental test campaign.

Major customers are: AMS02 (CERN), NASA, ESA, Stork Fokker Elmo, ASML, Thales, Bradford Engineering and Dutch Space.

NLR was a leader in the development of the Tracker Thermal Control Cooling system for AMS02, a dedicated two-phase cooling system which has been operating on ISS since May 16 2011.

Related Issues

  • Climate chamber
  • Conductive carbon fibres
  • Cooling systems
  • Fuel cell testing
  • Heat pipes
  • Loop heat pipes
  • pulsating heat pipes
  • Single phase pumped cooling systems
  • Temperature control
  • Thermal analysis of harnesses
  • thermal control
  • Thermal cycling
  • Thermal design
  • Thermal testing
  • Thermal vacuum chamber
  • Two-phase pumped cooling systems