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Inverter Testing and Certification for Global Markets

Inverters/converters are a key element of most renewable energy systems where the power generated is not suitable to either be used locally or to provide power directly to the electric utility. Many renewable sources such as photovoltaics generate DC power, while some renewable sources such as wind turbine systems generate AC, but not at the same voltage and/or frequency required by the utility.

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Vibration Isolation in Optical Test Systems

In the world of precision motion control there is a continuous pursuit of higher performance, whether it’s resolution, speed, stability, accuracy or step size. Even if a specified device appears on paper to be capable of achieving excellent results, the design of the mechanics and the platform stability play an integral role in achieving peak performance.

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Innovation in Smart Robotics

After turning the dial to heavy-duty and pushing the start button, Modi waits for the click that indicates that the interlock mechanism successfully locked the door of the washing machine. Shortly after, the water starts to flow and the machine indicates that the soak and scour phase is in progress. Now it’s time for Modi to move on to the next washing machine. 

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SENSORS Tech Forum: A “Smart” Sensors Technology Event

Over the past ten years, the worldwide sensors technology market has experienced tremendous growth. Today’s sensor technology has been woven seamlessly into our everyday lives through a vast array of new and exciting applications that continue to evolve at a pace never seen before. To put things into perspective, ten years ago the average automobile utilized about 35 sensors. Today, the average automobile incorporates more than 100 sensors that measure and monitor everything from speed, oxygen, and brakes, to parking assistance and airbags.

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Johnson Space Center

This feature profiles NASA’s ten field centers located across the country. Each month, we’ll highlight a NASA center’s unique facilities, capabilities, and areas of research, as well as specific missions and projects underway at each center. If you are interested in partnering with a particular center, or in licensing specific technology, check out the More Information section at the end of each profile for contact information. Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX supports the new era in space exploration and commercial spaceflight. As commercial partnerships assume an increasing role in spaceflight development and operations, JSC looks to leverage its experience, expertise, national investments, and capabilities to ensure mission success.

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Vibration Isolation in Optical Test Systems

In the world of precision motion control there is a continuous pursuit of higher performance, whether it’s resolution, speed, stability, accuracy or step size. Even if a specified device appears on paper to be capable of achieving excellent results, the design of the mechanics and the platform stability play an integral role in achieving peak performance.

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Better, Faster Sonar Development With Multiphysics Simulation

As any dolphin could tell us, sound travels well in water. While water absorbs electromagnetic radiation and light waves over relatively short distances, sound travels widely and even faster in water than in air. That’s why we use sonar (SOund NAvigation Ranging), the acoustic equivalent of radar, to detect and locate underwater objects.

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