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Promote Interfacial Adhesion and Solve Delamination - An Engineer's Guide

Bonding high performance materials presents engineers with unique challenges to ensure immediate and long term interfacial adhesion success. Economic, environmental and productivity goals raise the stakes on the importance of finding the best solution when working with metals, polymers, adhesives, paints, coatings and other materials. In addition, more manufacturing materials are coming from the polymer composite world, which then must be adhered to metals and other substrates.

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Real-Time Fiber Optic Strain and Shape Sensing (FOSS) Technology

Researchers at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center have patented a lightweight, fiber optics interrogation algorithm that can be used for real-time wing shape sensing, temperature, and strain measurements. The virtually weightless fiber Bragg grating sensors, along with NASA’s efficient algorithms, provide strain data that enable precise calculations of shape, stress, stiffness (bending and torsion), temperature, pressure, strength, and operational loads in real time. Unlike conventional strain gauges which are heavy, bulky, and spaced at distant intervals, NASA’s fiber optic sensors are small, non-intrusive, easy to install, and provide high-resolution (0.5-inch) strain measurements that are much more precise than ever before. This critical, real-time monitoring capability detects changes during operation without affecting the intrinsic properties of the structure and without the need for structural modifications.

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Designing Graphics for Safety Critical Systems Using OpenGL SC

Some implementations for graphics in embedded systems don’t fly in safety-critical uses. For an application to be DO-178B/C certified, all its components must be certifiable. Requirements such as determinism, SWaP, radiation hardening, and others make the situation even more challenging for designers, limiting possibilities.

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Eliminating Errors and Improving Accuracy in Motion Control and Machine Systems

Presenters will cover how to identify and eliminate contributors to and causes of positioning errors in motion control and machine systems. Mechanical, electronic, position feedback, and thermal issues will be addressed. The Webinar will also present strategies for elevating accuracy, including encoder influences on the motion control loop to get precise position and part accuracy, and how to design absolute position feedback systems using encoders and optimizing data interfaces.

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David Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

David Mitchell is the project manager of the MAVEN mission, which will examine environmental changes on Mars. MAVEN instruments will look beyond the planet's surface and provide a better understanding of solar interactions, magnetic fields, and the atmosphere in general.

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Conducting CFD During Product Development in a Tough Economy

Computational Fluid Dynamics is at a crossroads where it is more readily adopted yet is not a disruptive risk due to its great strides in speed, accuracy, and usability.

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Introducing the TE Connectivity NECTOR S Power System – Innovation in Design

The lighting industry experts that are closely monitoring the technology shift from traditional lighting to solid state lighting are predicting a 50% conversion rate by the end of 2015. Therefore, lighting designers and engineers are focusing all of their efforts to develop SSL luminaires to support this rapid transition.

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