Sporian Microsystems Shares NASA Group Achievement Award
The VIPR team includes multiple Government agencies, multiple NASA centers, all major US airplane and jet engine manufacturers and select organizations involved in advanced sensor development. VIPR testing was performed on a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster equipped with F117 engines at NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center In the summer of 2015. The award specifically recognizes "exceptional performance while conducting extremely complicated wing tests in a sophisticated and professional manner with all partners working to achieve technical success."
The distinctions were bestowed during the 2016 NASA Agency Honor and Center Awards Ceremony on August 31, 2016. Dr. Janet Kavandi, Director of the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC), presided over the ceremony. Dr. John Lekki, NASA GRC VIPR Principal Investigator, accepted the award on behalf of the team.
"It is an honor to be recognized alongside NASA researchers and companies like Boeing and Pratt & Whitney," said Dr. Michael Usrey of Sporian. "We are fortunate to have assembled such a strong team."
Sporian Microsystems, Inc. develops sensors, insulation, coatings and packaging for chemically harsh, high-temperature and high-pressure environments.
Credits: NASA Photo / Tony Landis
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