August 2016

Podcasts
Stevan Spremo, Project Manager, COTSAT-1, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Stevan Spremo is the project manager of COTSAT-1, or Cost Optimized Test of Spacecraft Avionics and Technologies. The ongoing development project aims to build a fully functional spacecraft for $500,000 in parts and $2 million labor. The prototype is the first of...

When flying the increasingly crowded skies, pilots need to have an arsenal of information: altitude, airspeed, fuel level, distance to their destination, and the location of...

Testing in rugged applications often includes testing in extreme temperature ranges, which can add constraints to hardware. Cold-start engine testing, for example, uses a test...

Briefs: Imaging
3D Imaging Laser System

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a non-scanning, 3D imaging laser system that uses a simple lens system to simultaneously generate a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array of optical (light) spots to illuminate an object, surface, or image to generate a topographic profile.

NASA’s Langley Research Center researchers have developed an automatic measurement and control method for smart image enhancement. Pilots, doctors, and photographers will benefit from this innovation that...

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed novel neutron grazing incidence optics for use with small-scale portable neutron generators. The technology was...

A new smart camera developed at NASA’s Glenn Research Center has the ability to process and transmit valuable edge location data for the images that it captures — at a...

Scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have successfully developed a novel subcutaneous structure imager for locating...

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed 3D imaging technologies (Flash LIDAR) for real-time terrain mapping and synthetic...

High-performance thermal imagers like Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on the Lunar...

Digital holography is a fast-growing field in optics, recently spurred by the advent of large-format digital cameras and high-speed computers. This method provides a time-series of volumetric...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High Field Superconducting Magnets

This superconducting magnet developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center comprises a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about a mandrel to form the superconducting magnet; a thermally...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Distributed Diagnostics and Prognostics

NASA has developed a method that prevents total system failure during emergencies, allowing parts of the system to continue to function, and making overall system recovery faster. A heterogeneous set...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lens-Coupled Dielectric Waveguides

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a low-loss dielectric waveguide that provides a simple, versatile, and flexible transmission medium. Dielectric waveguides — long, solid pieces of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sampling and Control Circuit Board for an Inertial Measurement Unit

Scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a circuit board that serves as a control and sampling interface to an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The circuit board provides sampling and communication abilities that allow the IMU to be sampled at precise...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Efficient Radiation Shielding Through Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Functional and parametric degradation of microcircuits due to total ionizing dose (TID) often poses serious obstacles to deployment of critical state-of-the-art (SOTA) technologies in NASA missions. Moreover, because device dielectrics in which such degradation occurs vary from...

NASA-developed polyimide aerogels are 500 times stronger than conventional silica aerogels. The innovative aerogels represent a revolutionary advance over fragile silica...

Briefs: Materials
Catalytic Oxidation of Organic Contaminants at Reduced Pressure

The current technology for catalytic oxidation of aqueous organic contaminants at elevated temperature and pressure works well at operating conditions of 265 °F and 70 psia with effluent TOCs (total organic carbon) of less than 0.5 ppm. However, it does not perform well at the...

Briefs: Materials
Approach for Achieving Flame Retardancy While Retaining Physical Properties in a Compatible Polymer Matrix

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) seeks to license its Advanced Fire Retardant Materials to industry. KSC’s scientists have developed processes and know-how to impart fire retardancy to common polymers such as nylons, polyesters, and...

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new technique to enable the preparation of metal/composite hybrid laminates, also known as fiber metal laminates (FML),...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tension Stiffened and Tendon Actuated Manipulator

NASA’s Langley Research Center is developing a robotic arm with lightweight joints that provide a wide range of motion. The envisioned design provides users with a long reach and numerous...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Lattice Structures Coating Concept for Efficient Thermal Linking Beds

Conventional air revitalization technology for removal of CO2, moisture, and trace organic contaminants usually involves a packed bed of sorbent pellets that can be regenerated using a concept similar to that of pressure swing adsorption (PSA). Additional heat input...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Statistically Based Approach to Broadband Liner Design and Assessment

The broadband component of fan noise has grown in relevance with the utilization of increased bypass ratio and advanced fan designs. Thus, while the attenuation of fan tones remains paramount, the ability to simultaneously reduce broadband fan noise levels has become more...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Connection and Repair Techniques for Capillary Tubing in Restrictive Areas and Gas Chromatography Applications

Capillary columns offer challenges in gas chromatography (GC) work due to their small size and fragile nature. Typical repair techniques to join two capillary columns require cumbersome metal fittings. This solution is not applicable in...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Self-Latching Piezocomposite Actuator

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a self-latching piezocomposite actuator. The self-latching nature of this invention allows for piezo actuators that do not require constant power draw. Among other applications, the invention is well suited for use in aerodynamic control surfaces and engine...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Active Response Gravity Offload and Method

To train astronauts to live and work in the weightless environment on the International Space Station, NASA employs a number of techniques and facilities that simulate microgravity. Engineers at the...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Fluid Harmonic Absorber

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Fluid Structure Coupling (FSC) technology is a highly efficient and passive method to control the way fluids and structures communicate and dictate the behavior of a system. This...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Variable-Aperture Reciprocating Reed Valve

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center engineers have developed a new reed valve for controlling fluid flow back and forth between two chambers. The VARR valve provides two-way flow that is proportional to flow demand. As the pressure gradient builds on one side, the reed valve responds by opening an...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Passive, Integrated, Sublimator-Driven Coldplate

Spacecraft thermal control systems typically perform three key functions — heat acquisition, heat transport, and heat rejection — in addition to those of insulation, heat generation, and heat storage. In a typical pumped fluid-loop spacecraft thermal control system, heat is acquired from...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Strat-X

Experiments in space can be expensive and infrequent, but Earth’s upper atmosphere is accessible via large scientific balloons, and can be used to address many of the same fundamental questions. Scientific balloons are made of a...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hydraulic Pressure Distribution System

Human operation in space over long time periods causes bone and muscle deterioration, so there is a need for countermeasures in the form of physical exercises consisting of working against controlled...

Data adaptive algorithms are the critically enabling technology for automatic collision avoidance system efforts at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. These Armstrong-developed algorithms provide...

Briefs: Software
Interactive Diagnostic Modeling Evaluator

NASA’s Ames Research Center has developed an interactive diagnostic modeling evaluator (i-DME) tool to aid in modeling for noise and lag in the data and debugging of system models when fault detection, isolation, and recovery results are incorrect. i-DME is designed to dramatically speed up the...

Briefs: Software
High-Fidelity 3D Electromagnetic (E&M) Propagation Modeling Tools

For a future potential radar sounder mission to small celestial bodies like comets and asteroids, it is important to understand the interaction between propagating waves and interior geophysical structures. In general, it is not easy to build a software model capable of handling...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
In-Flight Pitot-Static Calibration

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new method for calibrating pitot-static air data systems used in aircraft. Pitot-static systems are pressure-based instruments that measure the aircraft’s...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Using Nanotechnology

NASA has patented a unique chemical sensor array leveraging nanostructures for monitoring the concentration of chemical species or gas molecules that is not damaged when exposed to protons and other high-energy particles over time. The nanotechnology-enabled chemical sensor array uses single...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
External Diagnostic Method to Detect Electrical Charging in Complex Ion Trapping Systems

Electron-ionized atom trapping technology is widely used in mass spectrometry and atomic clocks. The complexity of the trapping configuration operating in an ultra-high vacuum system is driven by demands for ultimate sensitivity, performance, and fundamental...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Modules for Inspection, Qualification, and Verification of Pressure Vessels

After decades of composite over-wrapped pressure vessel (COPV) development, manufacturing variance is still high, and has necessitated higher safety factors and additional mass to be flown on spacecraft, reducing overall performance. When liners are used in COPVs, they...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: August 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft...

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025, and to Mars in the 2030s. While robotic explorers have studied Mars for more than 40 years, NASA’s path for the...

Articles: Aerospace
Suiting Up for the Future

NASA is developing the next generation of suit technologies that will enable deep-space exploration by incorporating advancements such as regenerable carbon dioxide removal systems and water evaporation systems that...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: August 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, introduced the BLAZE 600M non-contact optical measurement solution. The flexible, manually operated system provides ultra-rapid 3D data acquisition...

Measurement is the first step to success. If you can’t measure something accurately, it can’t be understood or improved. That is especially true for the spacecraft rockets...

Product research and development on internal combustion engines, brake rotors, tires, and high-speed airbags are just a few of the areas that truly benefit...

Recent advancements in space technology have resulted in space exploration becoming a rapidly growing field, and the desire for human space exploration is...

Products: Test & Measurement
Measurement Terminal

The EL3751 EtherCAT terminal from Beckhoff Automation (Savage, MN) provides measurement as part of a standard I/O system. It acquires data at 10,000 samples per second and provides measurement accuracy of ±0.01% for...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Measurement

Siemens (Munich, Germany) offers Flender Gearlog digital measurement technology for gears that captures values relating to rotational speed, torque, temperature, and vibration using special sensors that record important...

Products: Test & Measurement
Handheld Meter

The OMEGA® HHTP21 handheld particulate, humidity, and temperature meter from OMEGA Engineering (Stamford, CT) measures fine and coarse particle pollution from many different sources. Features include fine particulate matter...

Products: Test & Measurement
Bit Error Rate Tester

Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) introduced the M8040A bit error rate tester (BERT) for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize...

Products: Test & Measurement
Friction Tester

Paul N. Gardner Co. (Pompano Beach, FL) offers a compact CFT friction tester that provides detailed information of the slip characteristics of packaging material. Surface slip is a key factor when printing, erecting, or...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Signal Analyzer

The MS2840A signal analyzer from Anritsu (Richardson, TX) features frequency coverage of 9 kHz to 44.5 GHz and close-in SSB phase noise performance. Frequency coverage can be extended to the millimeter wave (mmWave) range....

Products: Motion Control
Electric Linear Actuators

Thomson Industries (Wood Dale, IL) offers Electrak HD™ electric linear actuators that enable design engineers to convert hydraulic applications to electric. The actuators boost power to 10 kN (2250 lbs) with...

Products: Motion Control
Actuator Assemblies

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) offers SureMotion actuator assemblies for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems. Twin round-shaft slide actuators feature a continuously supported round rail slide with ball screw actuation....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motors/Drives

Siemens Industry (Elk Grove Village, IL) released combination motor/drive packages for heavy-duty industrial motion control applications that are power-matched for 480V high-overload operation through a 20 HP range, with I2...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Rod Cylinders

The PREX Series pre-extended rod cylinders from Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) is designed for use in a range of applications, and is constructed of stainless steel. Bore sizes range from ¾" up to 2" in a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear and Rotary Stages

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. (Auburn, MA) offers Q-Motion multi-axis piezomotor stackable linear and rotary stages in various sizes and motion ranges. High-precision motion applications benefit from encoders...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Six-Axis Robots

Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) introduced RV-F Series 6-axis robots in 35, 50, and 70 kg payloads for applications that require high payloads and long reaches, including CNC machine tending,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion Platform

Griffin Motion (Apex, NC) introduced the CXY-BS Series 150-mm Precision XY Motion Platform for use in microscopy, inspection, wafer processing, laser marking, and optical positioning applications. The low-profile,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Cartesian Robot System

Rollon Corp. (Hackettstown, NJ) offers Motion Box, a pre-engineered Cartesian robot system designed to deliver six different motion profiles that can be set up and running in a couple of hours. The Motion Box...

Products: Motion Control
Shaft Voltage Rings

AEGIS® PRO Series Rings from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) divert VFD-induced shaft voltages to ground, protecting large AC and DC motors from bearing damage. Available for motor shafts to 30" in...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Stages

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) released WGS motorized linear stages that can be directly coupled to size 17 and size 23 step motors to provide a compact design. Utilizing a patented bolt-on design, the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Elastomer Couplings

R+W America (Bensenville, IL) released SP6 SERVOMAX elastomer couplings for high-speed spindle applications. The hubs are capable of handling circumferential speeds of up to 80 m/s, and higher torque levels per size....

Products: Motion Control
Motion Sensor

Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) offers the Bosch Sensortec BMF055 9-axis motion sensor, a System-in-Package (SiP) MEMS sensor. The sensor contains a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope, a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, and a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Material Handling Equipment

Verti-Lift (Louisville, KY) offers material handling equipment including scissor lift tables, turntables, and tilt tables with virtually any type of conveyor built in. These include ball transfer conveyors,...

Products: Motion Control
Product of the Month - August 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, introduced the BLAZE 600M non-contact optical measurement solution. The flexible, manually operated system provides ultra-rapid 3D data...

Products: Motion Control
Miniature Connectors

Fischer Connectors, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the MiniMax 06 ultra-miniature connector that can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a 10-mm footprint. The connector also features a configuration with two...

Products: Motion Control
Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering®, Danboro, PA, enable mounting, spacing, or stacking of panels, boards, or components in assemblies. The fasteners include a range of types...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Connectors

C&K Components, Newton, MA, announced the Space Splice high-reliability connecting solution that is an alternative to manual splicing. The one-way connectors deliver radiation and temperature resistance, low residual...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Diaphragm Seal

The Ashcroft DF diaphragm seal from Ashcroft, Stratford, CT, provides a means to isolate pressure instruments from harsh media. The flush flanged design eliminates the use of a lower housing and prevents clogging around...

Products: Motion Control
Coin Cell Contacts

Keystone Electronics, Astoria, NY, introduced SMT enclosure coin cell contacts for connections in self-contained battery compartments. The contacts require minimal board space while allowing installation and removal of...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Board-Level Connectors

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, Sidney, NY, offers Max M12 board-level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right-angle solder pins. The connectors can transmit high-speed data in environments...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Radar Level Transmitter

The LVRD10 Series of general-purpose guided wave radar level transmitters from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, provides continuous level measurement with a 4 to 20 mA signal output. They are offered in three...

Products: Motion Control
Angle Sensor

ASM Sensors, Elmhurst, IL, introduced the POSIROT® PRAS6 non-contact analog angle sensor that measures angular displacement and position of rotating objects from 0-360° using magnetic Hall technology. The sensors are...

Products: Motion Control
Fabric-Reinforced Silicone

Stockwell Elastomerics, Philadelphia, PA, offers SNE556-R and SNE-540-R nickel-graphite-filled silicone rubber with fabric reinforcement that can be die cut or water jet cut into EMI shielding gaskets with...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Network Design Software

Gap Wireless, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, introduced the iBwave Wi-Fi Suite that provides bundled cloud-connected products to streamline the in-building Wi-Fi network planning and design process. The solution...

Products: Motion Control
Drive Indexer

Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) introduced the PRD Precision Ring Drive indexer, an alternative to direct drive motors that can start and stop at any incremental position. The motion profile is changed by loading a new...

Products: Motion Control
Ground Fault Sensors

NK Technologies (San Jose, CA) offers AGLD Series ground fault sensors that protect machinery and operators from accidental shocks. The one-piece, solid-core design allows for installation over wires feeding heavy...

Modern satellites use motors for many purposes — moving solar panels for optimum alignment to the Sun; moving reaction wheels to change the...

What is a Linear Variable Inductive Transducer (LVIT) and where are they used? LVITs, which have been around for more than 30 years, are relatively low-cost, contactless...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Wave-Propelled Robot Swims, Crawls, Climbs

The first single actuator wave-like robot (SAW) has been developed by engineers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The 3D-printed robot can move forward or backward in a wave-like motion, moving...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
MIT System Identifies How Much Power Is Used

If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the same time, you might buy a new energy-efficient refrigerator. Or water heater. Or clothes dryer....

News: Electronics & Computers
Operators Control Multiple Drones by Thought

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Fuel Tank for World's Largest Rocket

While it may look like a futuristic tunnel to another world, it's actually the inside of the nearly complete fuel tank for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which will allow humans to explore deep...

INSIDER: Software
Software System Identifies Household Voltage Patterns

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that determines exactly how much power is being used by every appliance, lighting fixture, and device in a home.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Power Cell Converts Carbon Dioxide — While Creating Electricity

Cornell University scientists have developed an oxygen-assisted aluminum/carbon dioxide power cell that uses electrochemical reactions to both sequester the carbon dioxide and produce electricity.

Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide...

Deep inside the electronic devices that proliferate in our world, from cell phones to solar cells, layer upon layer of almost unimaginably small transistors and delicate circuitry...

Technion researchers have developed a method for growing carbon nanotubes that could lead to the day when molecular electronics replace the ubiquitous silicon chip as the building...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
OpenVPX, VME/CPCI Shelf Managers

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario) now offers shelf managers that comply to VITA 46.11 for shelf management of OpenVPX systems. There are also configurations for use in legacy VME/64x and CompactPCI...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
RF Connectors

Design engineers can now leverage the utility of a 38999 format high-speed RF connector in harsh environment applications, following PA&E's (Wenatchee, WA) release of its new hermetic 38999 BMA (Blind Mate Attach) RF...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
Fanless Embedded Computers

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) released its new Matrix MXE-5500 Series of fanless embedded computers, featuring 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors, and delivering rich I/O, and easy device...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
High Reliability Crystal Oscillators

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has announced two new ranges of military specification crystal oscillators, designed for use in applications that demand high reliability. Available in industry...

Question of the Week
Is space mining viable?

NASA announced this month that its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will proceed to the next phase of design and development ahead of a planned launch in late 2021. ARM will demonstrate a solar electric propulsion system as a robotic spacecraft travels to a near-Earth asteroid (NEA). After collecting a multi-ton boulder...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Inspection Tool

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA) has announced the addition of the FiberChek Probe from Viavi to focenter.com. Meeting all fiber inspection needs with built-in image viewing, auto-focus, pass/fail...

INSIDER Product: Imaging
Laser Drivers

The D200 is the latest in Highland Technology's (San Francisco, CA) line of high-performance compact precision laser drivers. A DC-coupled trigger signal produces fast, 2 nanosecond transitions. Up to 4 amps of regulated drive...

INSIDER Product: Imaging
Imaging Platform

Andor Technology (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has announced the launch of Dragonfly, a high-speed confocal imaging platform supporting multiple high-contrast imaging techniques. Dragonfly integrates Andor’s cameras with...

INSIDER Product: Imaging
Embedded Vision System

Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) now offers a rugged, high performance embedded vision system that incorporates four configurable Camera Link ports and a front-removable, multi-terabyte storage bay with SATA III...

A novel three-dimensional solar cell design developed at Georgia Tech will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module containing...

A pair of University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) researchers aim to explore fundamental properties of infrasonic optical sensors that could make them more...

Cellular biologists work at a frustratingly small scale. Like their colleagues in particle physics, these scientists investigate fundamental questions about our lives and our world...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
NASA's New AI: A 'Guardian Angel' for Firefighters

New research, developed in part by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, could someday be used to provide first responders and firefighters with real-time temperature, gas, and danger alerts.

Stevan Spremo is the project manager of COTSAT-1, or Cost Optimized Test of Spacecraft Avionics and Technologies. The ongoing development project aims to build...

INSIDER: Materials
Researchers Say Wood Windows Outshine Glass

In a University of Maryland study, researchers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering have demonstrated that windows made of transparent wood provide more consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Wave-Propelled, Slithering Robot Uses a Single Small Motor

Engineers at Ben-Gurion University have developed the first wave-like robot powered by a single actuator with no internal straight spine. The Single Actuator Wave-Like Robot...

Question of the Week
Would you ride in an autonomous taxi?

This month, Singapore unveiled the world's first self-driving taxis. Select passengers hailed free rides last Thursday through their smartphones. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy, an automonomous vehicle...

Curved lenses, like those in cameras or telescopes, are stacked in order to reduce distortions and resolve a clear image. That's why high-power microscopes are so big and telephoto lenses so...

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Intelligent Machine Tool Prototype

A research group led by Professor Shirase Keiichi of the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering has developed a prototype machine tool that can manufacture metal components and operates like a 3D...

A collaboration of researchers from Kumamoto, Yamaguchi, and Osaka Universities in Japan have discovered a new method of drastically changing the color and fluorescence of a particular compound using...

Researchers from KU Leuven in Belgium, the University of Strasbourg, and CNRS have discovered a new phosphor that could make next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting even cheaper and more...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics
Underground Radar Sheds Light on Post-Katrina Damage

An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

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Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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