Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)
The successful 2014 launch NASA JPL's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) was one of our proudest moments here at CRI. The LDSD aims to utilize atmospheric drag in order to conserve rocket engines and fuel for final procedures and landing maneuvers. For future planetary devices, much larger drag devices will be necessary to slow them down-and due to the resounding success accompanying the LDSD launch in Hawaii, they will soon be a reality. CRI was fortunate to provide the hardware for this groundbreaking technology. Please view more artifacts from the project below, and for more information on the project, check out the LDSD We Brake For Mars series here and here (image and videos belong to NASA).
Miniaturized Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (Mini-LHR)
CRI was also fortunate to provide design and assembly services for NASA Goddard's Miniaturized Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (Mini-LHR). The Mini-LHR is intended to detect the presence of trace gases in the atmosphere in an affordable and transportable package. CRI was proud to provide the complex electronics for the project.
Rigid Flex Boards
As discussed on our blog, CRI also has created many electronics devices for medical use. For example, CRi worked closely with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and HD Robotics to create rigid flex circuit boards for prosthetic devices. CRI has also worked with GE HealthCare and University of Maryland Medical Center.