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NPL trains European space scientists

Two NPL temperature scientists, Michael de Podesta and Jonathan Pearce, recently delivered a two-day training course on temperature measurement to 25 scientists and engineers at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, Holland.

Rocket booster (image courtesy of iStockphoto)
(Image courtesy of iStockphoto)

The course consisted of seven sessions covering basic concepts, thermocouples, and both contact and non-contact sensors. The NPL duo shared experiences of the measurement problems they, and their colleagues in the NPL Temperature team, have faced and how these might relate to similar challenges faced by ESA engineers and scientists across materials processing, aerospace and space applications.

The NPL temperature team has vast experience in solving many types of temperature measurement challenges in a variety of environments and carries out world leading research and development into innovations such as driftless or self-calibrating high temperature sensors.

NPL has also delivered a similar course to NASA engineers and scientists.

See some of the other organisations that NPL has delivered training to.

NPL also carries out other work for the European Space Agency (ESA). Recent projects include identifying nanomaterials to be used in space and making traceable earth observations from satellites

More on NPL's Temperature & Humidity research and training

For further information, please contact Michael de Podesta or Jonathan Pearce

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2012
Created: 20 Nov 2012

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