News: Energy

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used small-angle neutron scattering to analyze the structure of chlorosomes in green photosynthetic...

Products: Energy

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) announced the availability of the Qspeed family of advanced diodes. Qspeed diodes use a unique silicon-based process to combine an extremely low reverse recovery charge (QRR) with a very soft...

News: Electronics & Computers

Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. New...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
View the March Issue of Solar & Wind Power

The latest issue of Solar & Wind Power is here. Inside the March issue are more feature articles, tech briefs, application stories, and technologies for license - all on the latest alternative energy solutions.

Videos: Energy

Large wind farms are being built around the world, but operators are still searching for the most cost-effective and efficient way to arrange the massive turbines. To help steer wind farm owners...

Briefs: Energy

CgWind is a new, high-fidelity simulation tool designed to meet the modeling requirements of advanced wind energy resources. These new resources, targeting 20% of the US...

Briefs: Energy

An enhanced thin-film silicon photovoltaic device with improved efficiency has been developed. Thin-film silicon solar cells suffer from low material absorption...

Products: Energy

ZMDI (Dresden, Germany) has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioners (SSCs) with the addition of the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3122 cLite device. With new design technology, the chip...

Blog: Software
There’s An App For That

Want to learn how to fire a Patriot missile at something? There’s an app for that. No, seriously…there’s an app for that.

According to a press release I received last week, a company called C2 Technologies has just developed the first of what will be 7 mobile iPhone applications designed to train the U.S...

News: Energy

University of Illinois engineers have developed a form of ultra-low-power digital memory that is faster and uses 100 times less energy than similar available memory. The technology could give...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
Cell Division: The Movie (In 3D!)

There may be some new movies coming out in 3-D, and no, I'm not talking about a Yogi Bear sequel. A new live-cell microscope invented by scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus lets researchers use a thin sheet of light to reveal three-dimensional shapes of cellular...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

An active thermal control system architecture has been modified to include a regenerative heat exchanger (regenerator) inboard of the radiator. Rather than using a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool

Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool (MMPAT) Version 2 simulates spacecraft power generation, use, and storage in order to support spacecraft design, mission planning, and spacecraft operations. It can simulate all major aspects of a spacecraft power subsystem. It is parametrically driven to reduce or eliminate the...

News: Electronics & Computers

Cymbet Corporation (Elk River, MN) has introduced its EnerChip™ EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 supports all types of ambient energy harvesting from light, vibration,...

Products: Imaging

Vision Research, Wayne, NJ, has released the 4000 ISO-rated Phantom® v341 high-speed camera. The v341 incorporates a 4-megapixel, 35mm format sensor and almost 3 gigapixels/second throughput, offering rates of 800...

Products: Imaging

Vivid Engineering, Shrewsbury, MA, offers supporting products for Camera Link applications. The CLR-101C, a repeater and adapter, enables the use of PoCL cameras with standard frame grabbers. A simulator, the CLS-212,...

Products: Imaging

Titan Tool Supply, Buffalo, NY, announces its Micro-Video-Zoom Objective featuring a CMOS camera. The unit is supplied with a 6' USB cable and TWAIN-compliant software. It has an adjustable back focal...

Products: Imaging

VDC Display Systems, a division of Video Display Corporation, Atlanta, GA, has announced its Marquee® SSL 7000HD projector. Key features include a 16.4" Extreme Short Throw Lens, LED light source, 1920 × 1080 HD resolution,...

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Juniper Systems, Logan, UT, has introduced the Mesa Geo 3G Rugged Notepad™ that offers Bluetooth® wireless technology, Wi-Fi®, 2-5 meter accuracy GPS, 3.2MP digital camera, and a 3G GSM cellular data modem that...

NASA Tech Needs

Bright light from sources such as the Earth or bright stars is scattered on surfaces of scientific instruments and creates noise in scientific observations. All scientific instruments have...

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Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, Environmental Engineer, NASA’s Surface Systems Office, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Dr. Jacqueline Quinn is an environmental engineer with NASA’s Surface Systems Office at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 2005, a groundwater remediation technology she helped develop, called Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI),...

Articles: Imaging

Ultra-high-speed framing cameras have long been the workhorse for acquiring elusive data in scientific fields where very fast phenomena are studied, such as high-voltage discharge,...

Articles: Imaging

The first 3D immersive environments, consisting of rudimentary software, projection, and display technologies, appeared two or more decades ago, but the past five years have seen a dramatic increase in the...

Articles: Automotive

Hours before most commuters start their engines and head to work, James Hughes is already calling the other side of the world from his office in Dearborn, MI. Because of a...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The competition has attracted...

Articles: Software
Software and hardware design, development, and testing
Unisys
Blue Bell, PA
215-986-4011
www.unisys.com

NASA has chosen Unisys to...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Dr. Jacqueline Quinn is an environmental engineer with NASA’s Surface Systems Office at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Nordson Asymtek, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, provides automated fluid dispensing systems, which are used in the assembly and packaging of semiconductors, printed circuit boards, flat...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Beam waveguide antennas
General Dynamics SATCOM
Technologies
Newton, NC
828-464-4141
www.gdsatcom.com

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has...

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