RDP Electronics Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
RDP transducers in demand from UK space industry
With the growing importance of the UKs expanding space and satellite industry, demand for specially manufactured transducers from RDP Electronics Ltd is increasing.
The completely sealed transducers use low outgassing materials to standards specified by NASA for applications in space. In particular avoiding the potential for contamination of other components on a space vehicle for example optical devices such as mirrors or cameras, due to expelled gases from transducers.
RDPs manufacturing process mimimises the risk of damage to the transducer by means of slow pressure changes and also by modifications to ensure that there are no sealed cavities in which a pressure differential could cause damage. Out-gassing into the vacuum of vapour escaping from internal adhesives and varnishes is reduced by controlled baking of the transducer to thoroughly dry out such materials.Transducers for the space industry are also fully welded ensuring any residual vapours are sealed inside the unit.
According to a report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK companies have developed significant competitive advantages in different segments of the space value chain which enable it to successfully compete in global markets. Like other technology intensive sectors, the space sector exhibits above- average innovation, skills and productivity levels.
Further guidance and advice can be obtained from the RDP engineering support team on 01902 457512 and specification information viewed online at www.rdpe.com/uk/men_disp.htm
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