A lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image has been developed. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras...

Proponents of laser beam welding (LBW) and electron beam (EBW) welding each pronounce the singular praises of their favored technology, but often the best solution for a...

Custom fiber optic bundle array assemblies developed by the Photonics Group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center were an enabling technology for both the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Automated Cryocooler Monitor and Control System

A system was designed to automate cryogenically cooled low-noise amplifier systems used in the NASA Deep Space Network. It automates the entire operation of the system including cool-down, warm-up, and performance monitoring. The system is based on a single-board computer with custom software and...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Making Machine Vision Systems Smarter

Machine vision technology is used extensively throughout manufacturing to improve product quality, increase productivity and reduce costs. One of the reasons for that is a machine vision system will work...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Beam, and Polarization-Sensitive Laser Transmitter for Surface Mapping

A multi-beam, multi-color, polarized laser transmitter has been developed for mapping applications. It uses commercial off-the-shelf components for a low-cost approach for a ruggedized laser suitable for field deployment.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Communications Link to Airborne Transceiver

An optical link from Earth to an aircraft demonstrates the ability to establish a link from a ground platform to a transceiver moving overhead. An airplane has a challenging disturbance environment including airframe vibrations and occasional abrupt changes in attitude during flight. These...

Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient, and flexible display screens, among other applications....

Glass and transparent plastics, especially acrylic resins, have long been used in the lighting industry for various aesthetic and functional purposes. As the industry has evolved,...

Industry professionals and researchers engaged in the measurement and characterization of light sources are confronted by the age old question — should an instrument be utilized which employs...

Articles: Lighting
Pursuing Reliable LEDs

Semiconductor-based light-emitting diode (LED) devices first appeared in the 1960s. Today, with the advances in materials, design, and manufacture of LED devices, we are seeing a wide spectrum of LEDs that are cheaper,...

Polymer nanofibers are nanoscale materials whose properties can be adjusted to provide desirable light management performance for high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL)...

Early phosphor-converted white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produced light with poor color characteristics in terms of color rendering index (CRI) and correlated color...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Airfield Lighting Heated Lens
Kopp Glass, Pittsburgh, PA

Incandescent lamps have been used as the primary light source in airfield lighting designs for many years. With recent environmental awareness of the general population and...

Application Briefs: Lighting
LED Wingtip Navigation Lighting
Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ
Airbus, Toulouse, France

Honeywell's light-emitting diode (LED) wingtip navigation lighting is now standard on new production Airbus A320 Family aircraft, comprising the A318,...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Extensible Light-Sensing LED Array

This technology involves the use of an extensible array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a means of sensing incident light levels. The light-sensing LED array can be used to construct highly-dynamic...

Products: Lighting
Curvable LED Display

The F-6 curvable LED display from Pixled (Ostend, Belgium) features convex and concave curvability on both the horizontal and vertical planes. The F-6 can be shaped into a combination of both directions on both planes...

Products: Lighting
LED Array

Cree, Inc. (Durham, NC) offers the XLamp® CXA20 LED array, which can enable a 60-watt A-lamp equivalent while consuming 11 watts. With a single, uniform optical source, compact 22mm x 22mm footprint, and two-screw attachment, the...

Self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning while reducing assembly costs are available from Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY). The spacers...

Products: Lighting
Flexible LED Backlight

Lumex (Palatine, IL) introduces QuantumBrite flexible LED backlight technology. Customizable in any shape, size, and color, QuantumBrite flexible LED backlights are up to 88% thinner and can cost up to 80% less than...

Endicott Research Group, Inc. (ERG) (Endicott, NY) has updated its online LCD-LED Driver Cross- Reference Guide. The online guide has datasheets on over 200 drivers supporting more than 150 OEM panels. It...

At 6mm thick, the stacked flat type light guide panel from DynaScan Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) is an assembly of simple flat light guides, without any curvature or wedge angle, allowing over 90% light...

Products
Automated Design Analysis software

DfR Solutions (College Park, MD) has launched Sherlock automated design analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. The software's intuitive commands and ease of use enable usage among a broad range of engineers and managers,...

Products
RTL Exploration Solution

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) has introduced DC Explorer, the latest addition to the Galaxy™ Implementation platform, to speed up development of high-quality design data. DC Explorer delivers 5X faster runtime and 10 percent timing and area correlation to DC Ultra™ RTL Synthesis. It also tolerates incomplete...

With a performance boost in Version 3.0 of SystemDesk, dSPACE (Wixom, MI) has optimized its AUTOSAR modeling and simulation environment for use in production projects. SystemDesk's enhanced performance...

Remcom (State College, PA) announces an updated version of its electromagnetic simulation software, XFdtd Release 7 (XF7), which includes several geometric modeling additions and new performance...

In the SmartEnergyLab, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany are investigating how to network various electrical household appliances and operate...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Green Engineering Grant

Today, National Instruments announced its 2011 Green Engineering Grant program for the rapid design, prototyping, and commercialization of new green technology. The grant will provide access to up to $25,000...

Harvard graduate student Wonyoung Kim has developed and demonstrated a new device with the potential to reduce the power usage of modern processing chips. The advance could...

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