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Meet Our Readers: Chander Saini, Product Engineer, Filtration Systems

In a new series, the editors of NASA Tech Briefs magazine catch up with everyday engineers about their unique responsibilities and challenges. This week, we highlight fellow reader and product engineer of filtration products, Chander Saini.

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Hall Effect Measurements are Essential for Characterizing High Carrier Mobility in Materials

The Hall effect can be observed when the combination of a magnetic field through a sample and a current along the length of the sample create an electrical current perpendicular to both the magnetic field and the current, which in turn creates a transverse voltage perpendicular to both the field and the current. The underlying principle is the Lorentz force: the force on a point charge due to electromagnetic fields.

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Kennedy Space Center

In direct response to the National Research Council’s report “Capabilities for the Future: An Assessment of NASA Laboratories for Basic Research, 2010,” the Space Technology program was born and formally approved by the NASA Administrator in 2009. Consisting of ten technology development and innovation programs that are broadly applicable to the Agency’s aeronautics, science, and exploration enterprises, the program is managed by the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) through the formation of three divisions: Early Stage Innovation, Game Changing Technology, and Crosscutting Compatibility Demonstrations.

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Adapting ATCA Technology to Mil/Aero Applications

The military’s transition to Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) has created an enormous demand for improved networking and performance capabilities for ground mobile command and control applications. Military success now depends on the ability to communicate actionable information among command centers, troops in the field, UAVs and other military assets. Although new technologies are continually being developed to meet military demands, this transition to NCW has created new uses for existing technologies, a few of which have been used for many years in the commercial realm before making the move into military applications.

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The Evolution of CompactPCI From Parallel to Serial I/O

The true worth of an industry standard is measured in its ability to stand the test of time. From the onset, the system configuration, hardware components, and integration strategy all need to be built upon the inherent principles of flexibility, modernization, and efficiency.

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Meet Our Readers: Michael Hudspeth, CAD Designer, Medical Devices

In a new series, the editors of NASA Tech Briefs magazine catch up with everyday engineers about their unique responsibilities and challenges. This week, we highlight fellow reader and CAD designer of medical devices, Michael Hudspeth.

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Meet Our Readers: Sid Wood, Senior Scientist Engineer, Aircraft Navigation

In a new series, the editors of  NASA Tech Briefs magazine catch up with everyday engineers about their unique responsibilities and challenges. This week, we highlight fellow reader and aircraft navigation system professional, Sid Wood.

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