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High-Field Superconducting Magnets

This technology represents a significant improvement over commercial state-of-the-art magnets. These superconducting magnets are very versatile and can be used in a number of applications requiring magnetic fields at low temperature, such as in MRI machines, mass spectrometers, and particle accelerators.

www.techbriefs.com/2014NASA100/SuperMags

Vision Data Architecture Using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

Machine vision systems, when implemented with FPGAs, often require complex image processing modules with unique input/output requirements to work together efficiently. This innovation implements an advanced architecture that allows for efficient, multiplexed interfaces and operations for high-performance vision systems used in industrial or hazardous operations robots.

www.techbriefs.com/2014NASA100/FPGAVis

In-Situ Wire Damage Detection and Rerouting System

This system consists of a miniaturized inline connector containing self-monitoring electronics that use time domain reflectometry to detect wire faults and determine fault type and fault location on powered electrical wiring. When a damaged or defective wire is identified, the system can autonomously transfer electrical power and data connectivity to an alternate wire path.

www.techbriefs.com/2014NASA100/WireDetect

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