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Cypress Envirosystems Modernizes Renowned NASA JPL Laboratory

Posted May 6th 2022

For more than 60 years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been at the forefront of the exploration of our solar system – sending probes to Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Europa, Titan, and deploying robotic rovers and helicopters on Mars. The twin Voyager spacecraft have even ventured beyond our solar system, to be the first interstellar travelers from Earth.

In 1989, JPL established the Microdevices Laboratory to develop cutting edge semiconductors and sensors specially suited to the extreme demands of space exploration.  The lab’s inventions help make possible the planetary missions that JPL is famous for. 

This month, the Microdevices Laboratory asked Cypress Envirosystems to help modernize their existing facility.  Using our Wireless Gauge Reader family of products, we digitized many critical facility systems at MDL to reduce labor and enable fault detection and condition based maintenance: process gases, cooling loops, air compressors, chillers etc.

Thanks to the non-invasive nature of Cypress’ technology, we performed the upgrade at a fraction of the cost and time required for conventional upgrades.  There was no disruption to the lab’s operations – no downtime, no running wires, no cutting pipes, no leak checks, no lengthy engineering design and review.   The whole upgrade was completed in three days.