Where engineering meets science.
AMU Engineering provides mechanical system engineering support from idea conception to coordination of part fabrication and assembly support. We provide 3D mechanical part and assembly design using PTC Creo and partner with MAE Aerospace to offer modal, static and random finite element analysis of mechanical parts and subsystems using Nastran. Our primary customer has been the aerospace community where requirements can be extremely challenging. The challenges have ranged from developing gas processing systems that heat samples to 800°C to subsystems required to survive 100G accelerations.
AMU Engineering supported the MAVEN Neutral Gas Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) team providing mechanical system engineering design and analysis of the Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, RF module, Detector Electronics Module and the NGIMS mechanical support structure. MAVEN launched in November, 2013.
AMU Engineering supported the MSL Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team providing the mechanical engineering designs of the Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and the Gas Processing System which is part of the Chemical Separation and Processing Lab. Mars Science Laboratory launched on November 26, 2011 and landed safely on Mars on August 6, 2012.
AMU Engineering supported the LADEE Neutral Mass Spectrometer (NMS) team providing the mechanical system engineering, including design and analysis, of the Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, RF module, Detector Electronics Module, Main Electronics Box and the NMS mechanical support structure. LADEE launched in the spring of 2013, impacting the moon on April 17, 2014.
AMU Engineering supported the ExoMars MOMA Mass Spectrometer team by providing mechanical engineering design and analysis of the ion trap mass spectrometer, Gas Processing System , RF module, and the Detector Electronics Module. MOMA is a joint NASA and European Space Agency instrument and is scheduled to launch in 2022.
AMU Engineering provided mechanical system design, development, assembly support and testing
oversight of the NASA's Surface and Exosphere Alterations by Landers (SEAL) instrument. SEAL is a
refurbished Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer chosen as part of the first payload for an upcoming lunar
mission selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS).
AMU Engineering is currently working on the Dragonfly DraMS instrument providing mechanical engineering support for the design and development of the Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer and Gas Processing System.
AMU Engineering is focused on providing high quality mechanical engineering support to the aerospace community. We selectively partner with only the highest, most experienced small companies to deliver this support. We keep our costs fair and adhere to strict principles of integrity in providing our services. We strive hard to maintain healthy customer relationships.
We believe deeply in teaching and mentoring, as our mentors proved so important in our young lives as student engineers. The world is a wonderful place but we know how hard it can be to find your way into a calling that truly feels right for you.
There is no better way to try something out, take action, and explore the possibilities of a new career, than by actually going to work in it.
If you have a desire to learn more about AMU and possible internship opportunities please contact us.