NASA Spinoff

Cryogenic Cooling for Myriad Applications—A STAR Is Born!

Cryogenics, the science of generating extremely low temperatures, has wide applicability throughout NASA. The Agency employs cryogenics for rocket propulsion, high-pressure gas supply, breathable air in space, life support equipment, electricity, water, food preservation and packaging, medicine, imaging devices, and electronics. Cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems are also

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Micro-Accelerometers Monitor Equipment Health

MEMS-based accelerometers used on the International Space Station to control the microgravity environment are also used to monitor industrial machinery. Objects that orbit the Earth, such as the International Space Station (ISS), provide a unique environment called zero-g, or more correctly, microgravity. All objects in orbit are pulled by Earth’s gravity,

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Spinoff 2011

Health and MedicineBioreactors Drive Advances in Tissue EngineeringTooling Techniques Enhance Medical ImagingVentilator Technologies Sustain Critically Injured PatientsProtein Innovations Advance Drug Treatments, Skin CareMass Analyzes Facilitate Research on

Spinoff 2006

Health and MedicineIngestible Thermometer Pill Aids Athletes in Beating the HeatSpace-Proven Medical Monitor: The Total Patient-Care PackageFrom Planetary Imaging to Enzyme ScreeningTransportationDamage-Tolerant Fan Casings for Jet EnginesSteering Aircraft Clear of Choppy AirAdvanced Air

Spinoff 2007

Health and MedicineCirculation-Enhancing Device Improves CPRNoninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular DiseaseScheduling Accessory Assists Patients with Cognitive DisordersNeurospinal Screening Evaluates Nerve FunctionHand-Held Instrument Fights Acne, Tops Over-the-Counter MarketMultispectral Imaging Broadens Cellular AnalysisHierarchical

Spinoff 2008

Health and MedicineRobotics Offer Newfound Surgical CapabilitiesIn-Line Filtration Improves Hygiene and Reduces Expense LED Device

Spinoff 2009

Health and MedicineImage-Capture Devices Extend Medicine’s ReachMedical Devices Assess, Treat Balance DisordersNASA Bioreactors Advance Disease TreatmentsRobotics Algorithms Provide Nutritional Guidelines‘Anti-Gravity’ Treadmills Speed RehabilitationCrew Management Processes Revitalize Patient CareHubble Systems Optimize

Spinoff 2010

Health and MedicineBurnishing Techniques Strengthen Hip ImplantsSignal Processing Methods Monitor Cranial PressureUltraviolet-Blocking Lenses Protect, Enhance VisionHyperspectral Systems Increase Imaging CapabilitiesTransportationPrograms Model the Future of Air Traffic Management

Ultrasonic Detectors Safely Identify Dangerous, Costly Leaks

NASA Technology In 1990, NASA grounded its space shuttle fleet. The reason: leaks detected in the hydrogen fuel systems of the Space Shuttles Atlantis and Columbia. Unless the sources of the leaks could be identified and fixed, the shuttles would not be safe to fly.

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Detectors Ensure Function, Safety of Aircraft Wiring

NASA Technology Pedro Medelius waited patiently in his lab at Kennedy Space Center. He had just received word that a colleague was bringing over a cable from a Space Shuttle solid rocket booster to test Medelius’ new invention. Medelius was calm until his colleague arrived—with about 30 other people.

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