Paragon develops advanced and innovative technological solutions for the defence, space, and commercial marketplaces.
The company’s expertise lies in engineering, designing, analysing, and manufacturing industry-leading hardware. Our solutions, combined with our patented ECLSS Human-Rating Facility (EHF) and cutting-edge testing facilities, position us as a market leader in the development of life support and thermal control products.
Paragon was involved with the first commercial experiment on the International Space Station, the first automated heliostat used in public building, as well as the world-record near-space jump of over 135,000ft.
Paragon Space Development Corporation
High energy storage systems for the defence industry
Paragon is collaborating with the US Navy for the design, testing and development of the Coating High Integrity Material Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA) thermal protection system.
CHIMERA is a compact, lightweight and scalable modular storage solution that can withstand extreme temperature and high levels of released energy resulting from a lithium ion battery casualty and mitigate cascade failures.
The solution will increase mission capability and improve safety, offering a tailorable battery storage capability for the navy to reduce the to vessels, submarines, and personnel. It will provide increased safety and operational capability by adopting a building block approach, which sees multiple layers of materials customised to mitigate energy and exhaust products that result from battery failures, preventing the spread of the battery casualty.
Paragon’s planned analysis and test campaign enables for minimal non-recurring engineering to rescale the CHIMERA system for the extension to other applications, including multiple varieties of batteries, custom installation envelopes, and several operating environments.
Thermal control radiators for defence applications
Paragon develops and produces radiators for a wide variety of customers and applications. Our patented Extruded Radiator (xRAD) technology is a cutting-edge, cost effective radiator solution that can eliminate the structural and thermal inefficiencies associated with traditional bonded radiators structures.
Paragon manufactures its xRAD radiators for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.
Innovative systems to simplify water recovery process
Paragon has developed the patented Ionomer – membrane Water Processer (IWP), which aims to simplify and enhance the water recovery process for space applications.
IWP uses the forced convection of dry spacecraft cabin air, as well as membrane distillation, to purify and recover available water. The IWP Brine Processor Assembly (BPA) flies to the ISS in 2019 and will increase water loop closure by more than 98%.
Spacesuit and recovery systems for manned space exploration
StratEx (Stratospheric Explorer) aims to develop a self-contained spacesuit and recovery system to enable the manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000ft.
These systems have wide-ranging applications for the study of the science of the stratosphere. This includes the development of means for spaceship crew egress, high altitude aircraft suits, the study of dynamics of bodies at Mach 1, and the setting of new records for space diving, ballooning, and sail planing.
StratEx flew using a scientific balloon and is capable of being used with mutiple variants of vehicles, including stratospheric aircraft.
Paragon was the main systems integrator for the StratEx mission, playing a crucial role in designing and manufacturing the system and led operations (including launch, tracking, landing, recovery, and support).
Since its formation in 1993, Paragon has worked on every major human space flight program. Our hardware has flown on NASA spacecraft (Orion, Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station), and commercial and foreign spacecraft (Soyuz and Mir).
Paragon has established a reputation over the years for delivering flight-quality hardware. A leading technology and aerospace company, the majority of the company’s business is with US Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, NASA, the US Navy and Naval Sea Systems Command, and SOCOM.
The company also deals with major defence industry companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.
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