ROCKLEDGE, FL — June 13, 2019 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Missile Defense Agency to Develop an Actively Cooled Infrared (IR) Window for endo-atmospheric interceptors. IR windows operating in hypersonic flight are limited in performance by the high heat fluxes, temperatures, and pressures characteristic of these environments. Window temperature can exceed 900°C and uncooled materials are limited by poor mechanical and optical performance at these temperatures. Mainstream has developed a patent-pending cooling configuration to resolve these issues and provide optical-quality windows.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 33-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally-safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology and materials science.