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RUAG Space GmbH / Berndorf in Austria

RUAG Space GmbH (RSA) is the largest supplier of space products and related ground support equipment
in Austria, focusing on electronics, mechanisms and thermal insulation. The company of 140 employees belongs
to the Swiss RUAG Holding. The business mission of RSA is to market, develop and manufacture satellite equipment for the global space industry and cryogenic insulation for terrestrial applications that strengthen and support the competitiveness of its customers. RSA produces high quality Multi Layer Insulation (MLI) since 1991 and is the leading supplier of MLI for spacecraft of the European Space Agency and a number of other European programs. RSA designs, manufactures and integrates thermal hardware products in-house or at the customer's site.
In addition RSA offers procurement and the assembly of heaters, thermistors, thermostats, Optical Surface Reflectors (OSR) and Second Surface Mirror Tapes. As a product diversification, RSA has adopted space MLI
for cryogenic applications, covered by the "Coolcat" line of insulation products. "Coolcat" is used for the insulation of superconducting magnets (MRI, NMR and others); cryostats; transfer lines; and tanks. RSA offers engineering consultancy and thermal analysis for the customer systems. In its state-of-the art manufacturing facility
for insulation RSA is equipped with automated cutting machines and all processes for production in an industrial scale. RUAG Space GmbH is certified according to both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.,

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The preliminary time-table:

08:30 - departure from the conference site (from the SÚZA hotel)

10:00 - 12:00 - RUAG Space GmbH

13:00 - the airport Vienna-Schwechat (in case of interest)

13:45 - the airport Bratislava (in case of interest)

14:15 - the SÚZA hotel (in case of interest)

Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS is presently engaged in basic and applied research in the field of semiconductors and superconductors. Research into technology deals with: the preparation of the thin film layers of superconductors, semiconductors, semiconductors structures for microelectronics and optoelectronics. Vacuum deposition and plasma deposition techniques asa well as the low pressure metal organic chemical vapour deposition (LP MOCVD) are used. Metallurgical preparation techniques are used to prepare bulk superconducting materials and superconductors. Considerable attention is paid also to the development of new structures, elements, instruments and systems applicable in electronics and electrical engineering.The results of research activities is published mostly in the Journal of Electrical Engineering, which is co - published with the Slovak Technical University.

The preliminary time-table:

08:30 - departure from the conference site (from the SÚZA hotel)


  • viewing of the helium recovery system at the institute
  • visit of the laboratory of composite superconducrs
  • visit of the laboratory of AC losses measurement
  • demonstration of the Meissner effect - levitation of discs  

13:00 - estimated ending

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