Application Briefs

Motion Control Research Center Develops Speed Control System for SRM Drives

The Center for Rapid Transit Systems at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) is an internationally recognized drive systems and motion control research group with expertise in the design, simulation, and control of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives and power converter topologies.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Motion Control, Computer simulation, Vehicle drive systems
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“Pinball Wizards” Bank on Motion/Stress Analysis Software to Redesign Game

Stern Pinball of Melrose Park, IL, is the only manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines in the world. Today, Stern’s pinball games are designed using sophisticated computer simulation software.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Motion Control, Computer simulation, Design processes, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware
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Converter Helps NASA Transmit HDTV to Earth

DVB Master FD™ PCI video board
DVEO
San Diego, CA
858-613-1818
www.dveo.com
Posted in: Application Briefs, Electronics & Computers, Data exchange, Electronic equipment, Satellite communications, Data exchange, Electronic equipment, Satellite communications
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Software Automates Flight Work Order System

ProductCenter™ product lifecycle management (PLM)
software
SofTech
Tewksbury, MA
978-640-6222
www.softech.com
Posted in: Application Briefs, Software, Maintenance, Repair and Service Operations, Maintenance, repair, and service operations, Documentation, Automation
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Digital Thermometer and Surface Probe Help Repair Shuttle Tiles

Fluke 54 Series II digital thermometer and
Fluke 80PK-27 surface probe
Fluke Corp.
Everett, WA
425-347-6100
www.fluke.com
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Body structures, Measurements, Maintenance, Repair and Service Operations, Maintenance, repair, and service operations, Thermal testing, Reusable launch vehicles and shuttles
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Software Helps NASA Create Graphics Library

Deep Server™ PGM Software
Right Hemisphere
Fremont, CA
877-309-3204
www.righthemisphere.com
Posted in: Application Briefs, Software, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Data management, Spacecraft
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Software and Hardware Automate Cylindrical Coordinate Measurement Machine Control System

The Mechanical Engineering School at the Georgia Institute of Technology needed to reduce the set-up time involved in centering a bearing ring on a rotating spindle in a cylindrical coordinate measurement machine.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Motion Control, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Bearings
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Analysis Software Used to Test Solar Car Steering and Stability

The Toronto, Canada-based Power of One solar car was built to set world distance records and promote the use of sustainable energy, unlike most solar cars that are built for racing. Most solar cars are designed only for controlled conditions on a track, but the Power of One project’s focus is practical solar technology that manufacturers can adapt into future mass-produced vehicles.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Motion Control, Steering systems, Analysis methodologies, Solar energy
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Lead Screws Play Role in Case Packer Retrofit

In the industrial automation market, an increase in speed results in an increase in production rates. Increased production rates, in turn, lead to increased profit.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Motion Control, Production, Parts
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Collaboration Software Connects NASA Employees with Suppliers

Teamcenter®product lifecycle management software
UGS Corp.
Plano, TX
341-264-8216
www.ugs.com
Posted in: Application Briefs, Software, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Computer software / hardware, Computer software and hardware, Collaboration and partnering, Data management, Suppliers, Total life cycle management, Productivity
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