Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Ultra Motion LLC (Cutchogue, NY) has introduced the Series A linear actuator that can be configured for stroke lengths up to 16", for forces up to 500 pounds, or for speeds up to 20" per second. Add-on equipment includes...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Fan-cooled magnetic particle brakes from Placid Industries (Lake Placid, NY) incorporate an electrically powered fan fastened directly to the brake. The fan cools the brake by blowing ambient air over the outside and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

FLIR Motion Control Systems (Burlingame, CA) offers the E-Series family of computer-controlled pan-tilt units that incorporate an integrated 32-bit microcontroller for motion control fidelity, including lower jitter, built-in...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Technosoft (Bevaix, Switzerland) has introduced the ISD860 intelligent drive for motion applications that require embedded intelligence and high servo control. Based on MotionChip™ DSP technology, the device is able to drive...

Products: Imaging

FLIR Systems, Portland, OR, has introduced the Tau 640 high-resolution, uncooled, longwave camera core with 17-micron pixel size and Digital Detail Enhancement image processing algorithms. The camera features multiple...

Products: Imaging

The Series 4055 color sensors from Contrinex, Old Saybrook, CT, are used for color control and color sorting processes. The sensors feature three teachable color channels with independent 200 mA outputs, which allow for three...

Products: Imaging

3D-LocateTM machine vision software from Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, provides real-time 3D position information for machine vision systems. The software uses multiple sets of features found by a geometric...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Deposition Sciences, Santa Rosa, CA, offers long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) bandpass filters with operation at temperatures between ambient and 10 K. A variety of substrates is available, including germanium, silicon, zinc...

Products: Imaging

Carl Zeiss, Thornwood, NY, has released a system for Axio Scope and Axio Imager light microscopes that enables up to 21 individuals to view the same microscope image field at the same time. The image generated under...

Tech Needs
Method for Attaining an Extreme Cantilever

A company needs to extend horizontally the loose end of a small coil of lightweight stored material without external support; essentially, achieving a cantilever supported only at one beam end. Material, beam cross-section, and beam structure are on the table, but the solution must meet strict criteria...

Tech Needs
Radioprotectants for Humans Exposed to Chronic and Acute Radiation

A company seeks biological, pharmaceutical, or dietary countermeasures to act as radioprotectants for humans exposed to higher doses of radiation — either chronic exposure or acute exposure. The company is searching for any successful radiation countermeasures, mitigants, and...

NASA Tech Needs
Cognitive Networking for NASA

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Program (SCaN) is exploring potential benefits of adding “intelligence” (reasoning and learning) to SCaN’s Integrated Network Architecture in order to increase network efficiency, provide tailored user services, reduce network operating costs through automation, and...

Techs for License
High-Efficiency, Positive-Displacement, Water-Powered Sump Pump

This invention addresses the stormwater backup damage to finished basements and below-grade construction that occurs during power outages when the AC pump cannot operate and DC battery backup pumps are unable to operate for long duration. Even during harsh storm conditions, however,...

Techs for License
Cellular Wireless Gateway for Residential and Commercial Communication

This technology offers a revolutionary and versatile platform with remote, real-time information combined with immediate control and response applications in energy monitoring and management systems. This technology is reliable, durable, and able to integrate seamlessly with...

Articles: Nanotechnology

While nanotechnology has been around for many years, there continues to be more revolutionary developments using nanoscale breakthroughs. Some of the most promising...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

In order to extend the usefulness of small, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to a wider range of missions, techniques are being developed to enable high-speed teleoperated...

Articles: Motion Control

In this age of environmental consciousness, OEMs around the world are competing to build better, safer, and greener machines. In striving toward such lofty goals, many industries are rediscovering a fundamental...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Dr. Adrian Ponce joined JPL/NASA as a postdoctoral scholar in 2000 after receiving a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech. In 2002 he invented the Anthrax...

Application Briefs: Software
Frontier Grid Platform for distributed computing
Parabon Computation
Reston, VA
703-689-9689
www.parabon.com

Access to complex climate modeling and simulation models...

Application Briefs: Medical
BioConnect® bag and tubing assemblies
Cole-Parmer Instrument
Vernon Hills, IL
800-323-4340
www.coleparmer.com

BioConnect custom bag and tubing assemblies...

Application Briefs: Imaging

The Piston Group (Redford, MI and Liberty, MO) builds cooling modules for seven different vehicles. These cooling modules are built on five different...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

The idea for the automotive crash test dummy first came to life in the 1950s when U.S. Air Force flight surgeon Col. John Stapp realized that more of his fighter pilots were...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

A method gathers scene information from a low-cost camera system. Existing surveillance systems using sufficient cameras for continuous coverage of a large field necessarily generate...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Data Acquisition System for Multi-Frequency Radar Flight Operations Preparation

A three-channel data acquisition system was developed for the NASA Multi-Frequency Radar (MFR) system. The system is based on a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) industrial PC (personal computer) and two dual-channel 14-bit digital receiver cards. The decimated complex...

Briefs: Software
Integrating Radar Image Data With Google Maps

A public Web site has been developed as a method for displaying the multitude of radar imagery collected by NASA’s Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIR-SAR) instrument during its 16-year mission. Utilizing NASA’s internal AIRSAR site, the new Web site features more sophisticated visualization...

Briefs: Software
Mercury Toolset for Spatiotemporal Metadata

Mercury http://mercury.ornl.gov is a set of tools for federated harvesting, searching, and retrieving metadata, particularly spatiotemporal metadata. Version 3.0 of the Mercury toolset provides orders of magnitude improvements in search speed, support for additional metadata formats, integration with...

Briefs: Software
Social Tagging of Mission Data

Mars missions will generate a large amount of data in various forms, such as daily plans, images, and scientific information. Often, there is a semantic linkage between images that cannot be captured automatically. Software is needed that will provide a method for creating arbitrary tags for this mission data so...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Interface Supports Lightweight Subsystem Routing for Flight Applications

A wireless avionics interface exploits the constrained nature of data networks in flight systems to use a lightweight routing method. This simplified routing means that a processor is not required, and the logic can be implemented as an intellectual property (IP) core in a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Demonstration of a Submillimeter-Wave HEMT Oscillator Module at 330 GHz

In this work, radial transitions have been successfully mated with a HEMT-based MMIC (high-electron-mobility-transistor-based monolithic microwave integrated circuit) oscillator circuit. The chip has been assembled into a WR2.2 waveguide module for the basic implementation...

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