Our engineers have a history of designing, developing and commercializing innovative hardware and software systems for the aeronautic and life sciences industry. Learn more about some of our past projects by visiting the links below:
   
 
 
 
   

Our payloads have flown on over 90 space flight missions including Shuttle, ESA-ATV,  JAXA-HTV, SpaceX Dragon, Orbital Cygnus, Russian Soyuz, and ISS

 

 

 

 

 

Space Flight as of 2018 

1985 To 1991

1985 To 1991

 

May 1985 First Protein Crystal Growth Flight
  1986 Research Team Formed at UAB by Dr. Charlie Bugg
Sept 1989 First RIM-PCG Flight STS-26
  1990 Engineering Froup formed under Center for Macromolecular Crystallography (CMC)
1990-1992 CRIM and TES Procurement

1990-1992 CRIM and TES Procurement

1990-1992 CRIM and TES Procurement

1990-1992 CRIM and TES Procurement

1990-1992 Glovebox PCG

1990-1992 Glovebox PCG

 

1989 1992 Lockheed RIMs flown to support PCG-VDA Research
 May 1992 First CRIM Flight STS-49
June 1992 GBX-PCG STS-50
1991-1993 COS (Crystal Observation System)

1991-1993 COS (Crystal Observation System)

1993-1994 UAB Upgrades PCFLS to add Temperature

1993-1994 UAB Upgrades PCFLS to add Temperature

1993-1995 Comet

1993-1995 Comet

1994-1995 PCF Variable Gradient (PCF-VG)

1994-1995 PCF Variable Gradient (PCF-VG)

 

June 1993 First TES-COS Flight STS-57
 Feb 1994 First PCF LS Flight STS-60
1995-1996 Commercial Vapor Diffusion Apparatus CVDA

1995-1996 Commercial Vapor Diffusion Apparatus CVDA

1996-1997 Second Operation VDA

1996-1997 Second Operation VDA

 

Jan 1996 First PCF-VG Flight STS-72
Feb 1996 First CDVA Flight STS-75
Feb 1996 First VDA-2 Flight STS-83
1997 1998 X Ray Detector

1997 1998 X Ray Detector

1998-2000 HDCPG

1998-2000 HDCPG

1998-2001 DCPCG

1998-2001 DCPCG

 

Jan 1998 First XDT Flight STS-89
  1998 Engineering Organization Esablished under the Center for Biophysical Science and Engineering (CBSE)
  2000 First Remote Operations Command Center (ROCC)
1999-2002 NGTC

1999-2002 NGTC

1999-2002 VCMS

1999-2002 VCMS

1999-2003 XCF

1999-2003 XCF

2001-2003 MERLIN

2001-2003 MERLIN

2003-2005 LADR

2003-2005 LADR

 

April 2001 First ISS Mission HDPCG
 Sept 2001 First DCPCG Flight  STS-105
Feb 2003 STS-107 Columbia Accident
2005 Eagle Locker

2005 Eagle Locker

200- 2007 MERLIN II

200- 2007 MERLIN II

2005-2008 Glacier

2005-2008 Glacier

 

  2005 CRAVE 1
 Aug 2007 First MERLIN STS-118
Nov 2008 First Galley MERLIN
2009-2011 HDCPG/MERLIN Redesign

2009-2011 HDCPG/MERLIN Redesign

2012-2015 Polar

2012-2015 Polar

2013-2014 Handheld HDCPG

2013-2014 Handheld HDCPG

 

 Nov 2008 First Glacier STS-126
  2010 CRAVE 2
July 2011 Final Shuttle Launch
2015-2016 Handheld PCF

2015-2016 Handheld PCF

2016-2018 MERLIN Refurb

2016-2018 MERLIN Refurb

 

 April 2014 First CPCG-HM Flight SpX-3
  2014 Last PCG Flight
  2015 Engineering Group moves to the School of Engineering CSP contract
2018-2020 Cryochiller

2018-2020 Cryochiller

2018-2020 Glovebox Freezer

2018-2020 Glovebox Freezer

 

Jan 2015  First Polar Flight SpX-5
 Nov 2018 First MERLIN Refurb NG-10
 Dec 2018 First GloveBox Freezer Flight SpX-16
2018-2020 Iceberg

2018-2020 Iceberg

 

April 2019 First Cryochiller Flight NG-11