The fourth servicing mission (SM-4) for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) offered an impressive and unprecedented set of advanced technologies that may yield the most...

Renewable energy will be the world’s fastest-growing source of electricity generation over the next two decades, although it will still make up a relatively minor portion...

FARO® Laser Tracker
FARO Technologies
Lake Mary, FL
800-736-0234
www.faro.com

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Integrated miniature planar arrays of optical sensors for detecting specific biochemicals in extremely small quantities have been proposed. An array of this type would have an area...

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Tape Backup Systems Help NASA Archive Enterprise Data
Spectra® T950 tape libraries
Spectra Logic Federal
Boulder, CO
303-449-6400
www.spectralogic.com

NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, installed...

IOtech, Cleveland, OH, has released the 6000 Series data acquisition modules with Encore software. The 6220 is a 12-channel, simultaneously sampled, 16-bit voltage input module that features a 100-kHz per channel sample...
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Inter-Symbol Guard Time for Synchronizing Optical PPM

An inter-symbol guard time has been proposed as a means of synchronizing the symbol and slot clocks of an optical pulse-position modulation (PPM) receiver with the symbol and slot periods of an incoming optical PPM signal. (Such synchronization is necessary for correct identification of...

Dr. Scott Barthelmy is the principal investigator for the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT), a sophisticated instrument...

Techs for License
Low-Cost Engineered Properties for Non- Wovens, Films, and Laminates

A suite of nonwoven technologies offers low-cost mechanical processes that impart specific engineered properties to commodity-priced nonwovens, films, and laminates, and even to non-polymeric materials. A wide range of textures, controllable permeability, aperturing, multilayer...

Techs for License
Cooler, Quieter Jet Engine for Light-Sport Aircraft and Ultralights

A small jet engine is suitable for light-sport, ultralight, and experimental aircraft, and can replace the vibrating piston engine and propeller combination used in most sport aircraft. Exhaust heat is minimized for safety to 750 °C, so that a suitably insulated cowling can be...

Tech Needs
One-Megapixel Infrared Light Detector

A company seeks a detector array for the infrared region to detect two-dimensional radiation patterns. The sensor should have 1000 x 1000 pixels (or at least 512 × 640 pixels), which are individually addressable. The detector array is comparable to a high-speed CCD chip, but must have high sensitivity in...

Tech Needs
Non-Fluoro-Based Textile Repellency Treatment

A company seeks a ready-to-use, non - fluorochemical - based repellent solution for oil- and water-borne stains for application on textiles. The textiles may be cotton, wool, or synthetic, or a blend of natural and synthetic fibers. This material may be fully formulated or partially formulated in a...

The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) is dedicated to enabling humans and robots to explore and learn about extreme environments, remote locations, and uncharted worlds. The IRG...

We often hear a common story from small and mid-size manufacturers. The VP of sales nails a really big order that will secure the company’s future...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
OpenVPX

For 25 years, the VME architecture defined COTS systems that met the demand for increases in computing and connectivity. Successive generations of new processors provided more and more compute cycles, while VME bandwidth evolved in a...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Secure Software Flashing

More and more devices in our modern world come with a multitude and variety of embedded systems. An obvious example of this trend is today’s vehicles, which have dozens of electronic control units (ECUs) that...

The growth of data centers and the concept of infrastructure as a service is leading to significant focus on cloud computing architectures. Pundits have proclaimed cloud computing as the...

A lot has been written about Moore's Law and the potential limitations of semiconductor design and manufacturing in the future. Can we really continue to double the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
VMEbus Processing Blade

Emerson Network Power (Tempe, AZ) has released the MVME4100 single-core, next-generation VMEbus processing blade that is suitable for industrial, medical, and defense/aerospace original equipment manufacturers. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Switching Power Supply

The EPM-FPS-50 module from VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene, OR) is an effective method for supplying power to PC/104-type systems, including PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and EPIC platforms. The AC/DC switching power supply...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Touch Screen Panel PC

VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) has introduced the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC, a fullfeatured, fanless panel PC suitable for intelligent display applications in demanding environments. The VIA VIPRO...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Single-Board RIO

National Instruments (Austin, TX) now offers NI Single- Board RIO devices for deploying embedded control and data acquisition applications. The eight sbRIO- 96xx devices combine an embedded real-time processor,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
High-Speed Development Tool

The MPLAB® ICD 3 from Micro - chip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) is a cost-effective, high-speed development tool that supports in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip's Flash-based 8-bit PIC®...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless Ethernet Port Adapters

Based either on Bluetooth or Wireless LAN 802.11 technology, the Rugged Ethernet Port Adapters from connectBlue (Chicago, IL) are well suited for all Ethernet-based devices and systems in need of wireless...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Standalone LXI Digitizers

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) now offers standalone high-resolution digitizers with LXI connectivity for R&D and manufacturing engineers. The Agilent L4532A 2- channel and L4534A 4-channel...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Database

Empress Software (Beltsville, MD) has announced that the Empress Ultra Embedded Database V10.20 works on Windows 7 Beta. Windows 7 Beta is Microsoft's next-generation operating system for PC users. The embedded database...

Features: Photonics/Optics
Wafer Level Camera Technology

Film cameras were traditionally manufactured by discrete assembly, which means each component was fabricated as an individual item, tested if necessary, and then assembled into the final working product. The...

Manufacturers that design, formulate and apply coatings have struggled for years to find a rigorous and easy-to-use method that reliably measures the color and appearance of...

RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) has introduced the new Manlight ML1550-PL-R-OEM mini laser transmitter for LIDAR, telemetry, or range finding applications. The ML1550-PL-R-OEM has a compact size of 90...

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