About ASR

Aerospace Structural Research Corporation was incorporated as a Connecticut company in 1995. ASR has since earned a national and international reputation of delivering excellent Design and Analysis services at competitive prices.

Established

1995 – Main Office Milford, CT


Company

Aerospace Structural Research Corp began when gas turbine engine manufacturer, Allied Signal Corp, closed its Stratford, CT plant. Owners Adrian Papanide and Mike Costen were faced with the opportunity to move to Phoenix with Allied Signal or make their experience work for them. With Adrian’s strength in mechanical design and Mike’s strength in mechanical analysis they realized that if they worked together they could provide a great engineering service directly to corporate clients. That was the start of ASR becoming a full service mechanical engineering firm. Our engineers continue to assist scores of companies in various industries, supplying the engineering analysis and design services required to design and manufacture quality products.


Staff

Hard working people committed to providing the engineering solutions you need. In 22 years, ASR employs full-time engineers plus administrative staff. Our staff is comprised of full-time US persons based in our Milford, CT office where the work is performed. ASR’s dedicated staff is committed to forming long-term relationships with our clients. An engineering service company can be utilized as often as necessary to provide a quick turnaround. When a project is initiated we work to assign the engineer who is familiar with your design team and past projects. ASR has been an engine behind the growth of many companies. Let ASR do the same for you.

Company Owners

Michael K. Costen
Analysis Group

Adrian I. Papanide
Design Group

Company Administrators

Nanci Redmond
Office Manager

Chris Battista
Systems Administrator


Awards

Certificate of Achievement was awarded to ASR Corporation for dedication to the project and successful milestone achievement of July 10, 2014 on the S-92 Sponson Analysis Completion. ASR partnered with Meggitt Polymers and Composites a GA based company in meeting this goal.

ASR Corporation received the “Alliance Partner of the Year” award on May 15, 2007. Lynne Costen representing ASR Corp accepted the award in Washington DC. US Senator Joseph Lieberman also extended his congratulations to Mike Costen and ASR Corporation.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presents to Michael K. Costen for the creative development of a scientific contribution which has been determined to be of significant value in the advancement of the space and aeronautical activities of NASA and is entitled: “Lightweight, Low-cost Solar Energy Collector”

The award was presented to Michael K. Costen on May 16, 2006

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presents the Public Service Group Achievement Award to ASR Corporation (Microwave Limb Sounder Gas Laser Team) for outstanding accomplishment in the development of a 2.5 terahertz laser local oscillator for critical atmospheric measurements on the Aura mission.

The award was presented to ASR on March 29, 2005 by Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator, NASA


Helpful Links

These are sites ASR Corporation is a working partner with:

To find ASR Corp in CCR (Aerospace Structural Research Corp.) or (A S R Corp)

Dun & Bradstreet (www.dnb.com/us)

dnb #95-976-6734

R&D Technologies (www.rnd-tech.com)

SAE (www.sae.org)

SolidWorks (www.solidworks.com)

Thomas Register (www.thomasnet.com)

Citrix ShareFile – For access to our ShareFile please email IT@asrengineering.com for Chris to set you up in our system.

Portfolio

Which Service Is Right For You?

As a mechanical and aerospace engineering firm, we offer a broad range of services. However, without an engineering degree it can be difficult to know what services are right for you. We can help guide you through each of our services and how they can benefit you.


Index


Mechanical Design Service

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Bring your ideas to life by having your sketches or ideas turned into 3D computer models.
  • See your product prior to investing in manufacturing a prototype.
  • Make your pitch decks or proposals stand out from the competition with stunning CAD renders.

Solid Modeling

Product Design
  • Get fully defined engineering drawings to use when manufacturing a prototype.
  • Avoid the potential for costly clearance or tolerance complications during the manufacturing and assembly process.

Assembly Modeling

Assembly Modeling
  • Prevent clearance issues during the assembly process.
  • Check form, fit, and function of the assembly.
  • Verify your product’s full range of motion.
  • Generate computer renderings of your product.

Conceptual Design

Conceptual Design
  • Take your idea from sketches on a napkin to a detailed 3D CAD model.

Product Design

Product Design
  • Gain access to our experienced engineers who can take your product idea from concept to production.
  • Optimize your product for cost or performance with advanced engineering tools.

Design Iterations

Design Iterations
  • Get engineering support as your product develops over time and from customer feedback while you’re searching for product market fit.

Design Optimization

Design Optimization
  • Cut unnecessary material to reduce weight and save money.
  • Meet specific performance criteria.

Composite Part Design

Composite Part Design
  • Design & Analyze composite components for manufacturability and performance.
  • Our engineers our experienced with carbon fiber, kevlar, honeycomb cores, and fiberglass.

Electro-Optic Systems & Components

  • Prevent beam pointing errors caused by thermal deformation.
  • Prevent components from over heating.
  • Ensure that your system is ready to handle any work loads that it will be exposed to.

Thermal Management

Thermal Management
  • Prevent your electrical systems from overheating.
  • Keep sensitive spacecraft systems and instruments safe from large thermal fluctuations
  • Ensure that internal combustion engine exhaust doesn’t damage nearby components.

Electronic Packaging

  • Prevent overheating from destroying your circuits.
  • Ensure that your electronic systems have adequate protection from their anticipated environment.

Product Lifecycle Support

  • Get product support after launch to allowing for making improvements to your design for future iterations.
  • Get assistance with setting up manufacturing.
  • Develop a family of products centered around your initial product for lower cost thanks to our previous experience.

Tooling Support

  • We can help design custom tooling that specialized components and assemblies often require.

Analysis Services

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Predict your product or solution’s performance.
  • Gain valuable insights into how to arrive at a working solution.
  • Avoid wasting significant investment from failing a critical certification test.
  • Learn why a design isn’t meeting performance goals.
  • End the endless guess and test product iteration method with insightful design performance information.
  • Check your design for complicated loading scenarios.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

  • Gain valuable insights into the performance of fluid system such as a combustion engine, HVAC system, convective cooling system, microfluidic chip, or plumbing system.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of how fluids load structures such as wind and hydrodynamic loads on structures, aerodynamic loads on aircraft, or hydrodynamic loads on watercraft and submersibles.
  • Determine heat transfer between components as a result of convection and ensure that you’re cooling systems are adequate to prevent over heating.
  • Use the information generated from the CFD analysis to make educated design revisions to further optimize your design or reach a working solution faster.

Structural Analysis

  • Have your structure analyzed for complex load situations to ensure it meets with performance requirements without the need for an expensive prototype or physical testing.
  • Whether you’re designing a large civil structure or a rocket valve, our services will add confidence to your design by providing a plot of stresses and strains at each point of your structure to be checked against the material and performance allowable.

Dynamic & Vibration Analysis

  • Analyze structures that are exposed to dynamic and vibrational loads such as those that occur during rocket launches, earthquakes, traffic, impacts, and explosions.
  • Gain an understanding of how your structure will react to such loads to improve your design, optimizing geometries or meeting performance requirements.
  • Whether you’re designing a satellite component, a high rise building, a bridge, product packaging, or consumer products our dynamic & vibration analysis can help ensure that you’re products meet customer demands.

Fatigue & Fracture Toughness: Durability Analyses

  • Whether you’re working on a building, vehicle, consumer product, or industrial machine it’s critical to understand your products life expectancy.
  • Our durability analysis services can determine if your product meets with fatigue & fracture design requirements to ensure that the required life expectancy of your product is met.
  • Don’t leave customers disappointed with a product that fails after only a few uses.

Thermal Analysis

  • Ensure that your electronic components don’t overheat and leave customers unsatisfied with performance or fail prematurely.
  • Determine the heat transfer properties to ensure it meets with performance goals.
  • Learn how your product will deform while heated or cooled to ensure it meets performance goals in all environments.
  • Design insulation for your performance requirements.

Multiphysics Analysis

Multiphysics Analysis
  • Analyze Fluid-Structure Interactions (FSI)
    • Check to ensure that structures exposed to river & ocean currents meet performance requirements.
    • Gain insight into how an aircraft’s body reacts to aerodynamic loads.
    • Determine a watercraft’s hull performance at varying speeds.
  • Analyze Thermal-Structure Coupling
    • Learn how a combustion engine’s structure reacts to thermal loads.
    • Protect satellites against stresses caused from large thermal gradients caused by radiation in space.
  • Analyze Non-isothermal Flow
    • Combine conduction and convection to determine the total heat transfer in a system.
    • Check electrical enclosures for adequate cooling with both convective and conductive heat transfer allowing for water cooling, fans, and heat sinks to all be incorporated.
  • Electromagnetic-Structural Coupling
    • Ensure that electromagnetic fields generated by electronics don’t exceed the stress limits of other components.

Standards & Codes

Standards & Codes
  • Ensure that your products satisfy specific code requirements.
  • Aircraft components need to adhere to FAA requirements.
  • Civil structures need to adhere to the IBC and ASCE/SEI 7.
  • Fall protection and other safety equipment need to meet with OSHA requirements.
  • Spacecraft have to meet NASA’s 5000 series of Standards.
  • Most products and industries today have standard requirements or special certifications that customers demand.

Opto-Mechanical

Opto-mechanical
  • Ensure sensitive optical components will survive all loading scenarios which can include anything from space launch to crashing ocean waves to difficult deployment requirements.
  • Check that your system has adequate thermal management to keep optical systems within their operating temperature range.
  • Model your optical systems light propagation.

Microfluidics

Microfluidics
  • Model and optimize your microfluidics chip to maximize channel density, solve mixing & dispersion issues, and more.

Pre-Certification Analysis

Pre-Certification Analysis
  • Have your components and products analyzed prior to going through expensive certification testing to ensure that you pass certification on your first attempt!

Icing Analysis

Icing Analysis
  • Pass FAA approval for flying in icing conditions.
  • Prevent ice buildup from causing issues while flying.

Manufacturing Support

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping
  • Generate professional 3D CAD models to run on a 3D Printer.
  • Analyze 3D printed components for durability, and other performance specifications.
  • Gain access to our extensive network of experienced prototyping shops.
  • Have the manufacturing of your prototypes overseen by experience engineers to prevent issues during manufacturing.

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Reduce your manufacturing costs by having your component designs be optimized for today’s most affordable manufacturing processes.
  • Prevent part specifications from confusing a manufacturer which can add significant and unnecessary costs.
  • Get the drawings you need to accurately communicate component specifications.

Product Testing & Validation

Test Planning

Test Planning
  • Design testing plans to accurately verify product quality or validate a design for performance requirements.

Test Fixture Design

Test Fixture Design
  • Get custom design test fixture that economically tests your products to validate performance or ensure quality standards are met.

Analysis Model Validation & Calibration

Analysis Model Validation & Calibration
  • Use data obtained through physical testing to validate a computational model and refine parameters to generate more accurate results moving forward.

Business Support

Proposal Support

Proposal Support
  • Make your pitch or proposal stand apart with stunning 3D CAD renders or add credibility to your idea with analytical models.

Patent Support

Patent Support
  • Get the engineering drawings and technical documentation you need for a successful patent.
  • Have your idea reviewed for validation by experienced engineers.

Cost Control

Cost Control
  • Only pay for engineering when you need it.
  • Scale your engineering capabilities to match your needs as you project develops.
  • Eliminate paying for engineering while between projects.
  • Gain access to advanced engineering tools without paying the high license fees or investing in training.

Resource Multiplier

Resource Multiplier
  • Scale your engineering workforce as you need it.
  • Keep your engineering costs in line with your project demands.