Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the US Navy for Improved Magnetic Shielding
ROCKLEDGE, FL — February 16, 2017 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 31-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the U.S Navy for Multilayered Shielding of High Strength Magnetic Fields
Acceleration of a launch package from an electromagnetic launcher requires the generation of high magnetic fields which creates the challenge of protecting components within the launch package from damage due to these fields. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded Mainstream the contract to develop improved magnetic shielding that will balance magnetic field shielding with weight, strength, and volume considerations. This improved shielding is necessary to protect components from the extreme magnetic fields generated during the acceleration of a launch package from an electromagnetic launcher.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development, and manufacturing small business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control and energy conversion technology into high-quality and cost-effective commercial products. Military products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled electric generators, environmental control units, and refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers. Commercial products include the QwikProduct™ line for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians, details of which can be found at www.qwik.com. Areas of expertise include thermal control, energy conversion, turbomachinery, power electronics, renewable energy, chemical technology, and materials science.