ESA selects CRITICAL Materials SA for the development of next-generation technologies to control Magnetic Field Perturbations induced by Thermo-Electric Effects.

Guimarães, September 27, 2017 - Critical Materials SA (CMT), a company specialized in technology solutions for critical systems, was awarded with a contract from ESA – European Space Agency – for the development of the new generation of technologies designed to mitigate Magnetic Field Perturbations generated by Thermo-Electric Effects.

The project implementation starts on October 2017 and includes the collaboration of the Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructuresin a consortium led by CMT.

The project is focused on

  • The identification of which physical processes are involved in the generation of thermo-electrical currents
  • The development of new approaches to deal with thermoelectric and thermomagnetic phenomena
  • Extend thermoelectric/ magnetic formulations to better understand specific conditions that occur in space mission scenarios and to predict the magnetic fields generated from thermoelectric currents in space mission environments, with the objective of identifying and developing possible mitigation technologies.

The developed solutions will be virtually prototyped and tested in a laboratory environment. This project is a milestone in the development of technology for improved Space Operations, with impact in the accuracy of measurements and in the robustness of instrumentation.

The combination of expertise is a fundamental aspect to achieve the project objectives, merging capabilities that are complementary between consortium members.


Agreement will provide Pakistan Aeronautical Complex with pre-qualified, proven, and flight-ready Structural Health Management solution and Damage Tolerance Analysis state of art technologies.

PARIS AIR SHOW – JUNE 21,2017- Critical Materials SA (CMT), a company specialized in technology solutions for critical systems, has been proudly selected by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, through its local partner (TJ System Solutions) as a partner and solution provider for management and evaluation of the structural integrity of critical systems.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is a Pakistani aerospace, defense, aviation contractor, and military corporation,producing aerial platforms/systems for both military and civilian usage. PAC has the distinct honour to produce and export JF-17 Thunder single engine, multirole combat aircraft and Super Mushshak, basic trainer and ground support role aircraft.

Critical Materials is committed to provide state of art technology for the implementation of Damage Tolerance Analysis/ Structural Health Management (DTA/SHM) program for High Performance Fighter and multi role platforms.

The program is focused on the development and implementation of DTA/SHM procedures based on the state of art PRODDIA AERO 3.0 and its progressive implementation to High Performance Fighter platforms. The program will ensure enhanced operational availability by:

i) Improvingestimates of aircraft load counts and remaining useful life,

ii) Enhancing thesupport for Operational Loads Monitoring (OLM), Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA) and Structural Health Management (SHM),

iii) Enabling the efficient management of dispersed and distant Assets for PRODDIA AERO 3.0 is implemented under a flexible and distributed architecture enabling a scalable solution for a large number of moving and distant assets.

We feel proud and excited to work with Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, an elite aviation Industry of Pakistan, involved in aircraft design, MLU, MRO, maintenance and R&D setup of military and civil aircraft in the region, to implement our state of the art technology for Damage Tolerance Analysis and Structural Health Management and subsequent diagnosis and prognosis of structural status” said Gustavo Rodrigues Dias, CEO of Critical Materials SA. “We look forward and feel honoured to work with Pakistan Aeronautical Complex on Structural Health Management and aircraft usage monitoring for their High Performance Fighter and other platforms.

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