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The CRTech team enjoys hearing from our customers on how they have found value in our software products  and how they have used our products for their application. We welcome customers to share their success stories or publications with us and with our user community.

Here are stories from a some of our users. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us. If you send us a submission, it is your responsibility to acquire the proper permissions on your end for us to publish the story. We request you provide a short write up of how you found our software useful and that you include one or more high resolution graphics of the system we can include on our home page slider and screenshots of the Thermal Desktop model.

Thermal Storage with PCMs

By David Reynolds, Stark Engineering

Using CRTech's tools, a solar thermal storage model was calibrated and validated against physical data and then use to optimise the product design, develop process control and system integration philosophies, and explore the potential of integrating phase-change materials (PCMs) and alternative single- and two-phase fluids for possible future product variants.

Thermal Modeling of the BLAST-TNG Balloon Telescope

A Ballon-borne telescope which will survey the origins of stars and planets, including systems similar to our own Solar System, from a high-altitude balloon flying through the stratosphere 35 km above Antarctica

Mars 2020 Helicopter

The primary objective is to achieve several 90-second flights and capture visible light images via forward and nadir mounted cameras during the Mars 2020 mission

Thermal Modeling of Phoenix Cubesat 

by Johnathan Gamaunt, Arizona State University 

An undergraduate-led 3u CubeSat designed to study Urban Heat Islands through infrared imaging

Wisconsin Racing Formula SAE

An organization of students from the University of Wisconsin which compete in the design, fabrication, and racing of two Formula 1 style race cars

Thermal Modeling of the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) 

Daniel Alfred, University of Arizona

Camera suite on the OSIRIX-REx spacecraft will characterize the asteroid surface and shape of the asteroid to assist in the selection of a sample acquisition site and take images of the acquisition

Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) 

by James Mason, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

This 3U CubeSat is a spacecraft currently in low Earth orbit. Its science objective is to measure the energy distribution of soft x-ray sunlight

Dream Chaser 

by Stephen Miller, Sierra Nevada Corporation

This spacecraft is a reusable, lifting-body vehicle capable of traveling to low Earth orbit and landing on a runway, currently in development

Insight HP3 

by Asli Gencosmanoglu, Active Space Technologies GmbH

The thermal analysis and design of the Heat-Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) instrument using Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT

Geostationary Lightning Mapper

The GLM for the GOES-R spacecraft will provide continuous measurement of lightning in the Western hemisphere