Nano-Textured Coatings Keep Surfaces Clean

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed two unique coating formulations that will keep surfaces clean and sanitary and contain contaminants.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Coatings & Adhesives


Best Practices for LED Lens Design

This Webinar will present best practices and techniques to design LED Lenses for multiple applications by setting up specifications, pointing out design constraints, and reviewing underlying optical principals. Three different lens solutions will be presented: the design of a standard TIR lens, side emitting lens, and free form lens for streetlamp design.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, LEDs


Conductive, Convective and Radiative Heat Transfer

Understanding heat transfer is central to verifying and optimizing products and system designs. Thermal characteristics and mechanical performance must be considered in the development of products such as reactors and electronic devices. Changes in a temperature field can occur due to conduction, convection, and radiation. But how important is each mode of heat transfer? What is needed for an accurate simulation? These are some of the questions we will address, in addition to showing a live demo of modeling heat transfer in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Physical Sciences


ZMDI Motor Control Technology – Control and Design for Automotive Exterior Mirror Systems

Demand is expanding for intelligent actuator/motor controllers in industrial, medical, and automotive applications. Often a small form factor and minimal external components are also required. In response, actuator/motor controller ICs with higher levels of built-in functionality, user-configurability, and integrated current and temperature sensing are needed. Many applications, for example automotive, also require safety and diagnostic features, minimized power consumption, and standard communication interfaces.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Motion Control, Motors & Drives


Designing Antenna and Electronic Systems for Space and Airborne Applications

Across all industry sectors electronic systems such as antennas and sensors are becoming ubiquitous in support of wireless communication, sensing and power transfer. These are examples of the practical realization of the "Internet of Things". In the aerospace sector, such technologies are playing an increasingly important role in advanced technologies. For example, highly instrumented and connected aircraft are supporting condition based maintenance and health monitoring techniques. Remotely piloted systems are becoming more autonomous and delivering increasing amounts of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to support the warfighter. At the same time, the industry is expected to deliver these more advanced capabilities at lower cost, in a smaller and lighter footprint and with increased robustness, reliability and resilience.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Electronics, Antennas, Sensors


Benefits of Using Layered Thermal Insulation Systems in Industrial and Commercial Applications

The new Layered Composite Insulation for Extreme Environments (LCX) technology provides a unique combination of thermal, mechanical, and weathering performance capability that is both cost-effective and enabling. In addition to the proven areas in cold-work applications for piping and tanks, the LCX technology also has the potential for broader industrial and commercial use.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping


New High Efficiency Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters

If we told you there’s a way to build piezoelectric energy harvesters that can produce more than ten-times the power output of commercial devices vibrating at the same frequency, would you believe us? It’s true! The key is to integrate stacks of polycrystalline lead zirconate-titanate Pb(Zr,Ti)03 (PZT) ceramic in design concepts that amplify your input forces, resulting in higher efficiency. And we’ll show you two ways to do that.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Energy, Energy Harvesting


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