Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 18, 2011
Hofstadter Analytical Services expands to serve engineering departments in companies developing sensor-based technologies. Hofstadter’s early predictive modeling guides better design and reduces engineering cycles for structural, thermal and opto-mechanical performance.
Hofstadter Analytical Services kicks off its expansion with technical presentations at national conferences like the global SPIE Astronomy conference, and a new website, http://www.hofstadteranalytical.com, offering prospects access to brief case studies on projects like the Mars Phoenix Lander spacecraft soil oven and precision LED lighting systems.
Hofstadter Analytical Services specializes in analysis of opto-mechanical systems, sensors, and electronics intended for end use in diverse environments. Dan Hofstadter of Hofstadter Analytical, who has a 30 year track record of success in reliably predicting real world system performance notes: “By partnering with engineering teams throughout development, even before requirements are finalized, we consistently head off problems, saving design cycles and minimizing manufacturing or field issues.”
Hofstadter combines classical and numerical modeling to match the rigor each project demands: from "back of the envelope" analysis and consulting to full system modeling.
- For structural integrity, Hofstadter analyzes components within the overall goals of end system performance, including shock and vibration response, response to thermally-induced loads, stress analysis, stiffness calculations, and optical deformations.
- For thermal response, Hofstadter performs transient and steady-state thermal analyses of small components to full systems.
- For opto-mechanical performance, Hofstadter develops highly predictive models, and can recommend alternate materials and configurations, as necessary.
Alan Keller of PlaneWave Instruments (http://www.planewave.com), a repeat customer of Hofstadter comments: “‘With Hofstadter, I truly get more than a welcome depth of knowledge and experience. They go beyond the numbers and bring real innovation to my more complex projects.”
Other services that Hofstadter offers include: cooling system design, electronics hardening, vibration and modal testing, mechanical load testing, shock tests, off-site testing, and multi-physics analysis.
About Hofstadter Analytical Services
Founded in 2000, Hofstadter (http://www.hofstadteranalytical.com) is a highly focused consulting firm committed to seeing sensor technology through from design to launch in a wide range of applications and devices. Our customers include aerospace companies developing remote sensors for both commercial and military applications, optics companies dealing with a host of optical support issues, astronomical observatories involved with equipment development, and research groups involved in spacecraft sensor development.