Products: Aerospace
Data Analysis and Visualization

Tecplot, Bellevue, WA, offers Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 1 data visualization and analysis software that features better support for polyhedral data, improved animation methods, and a new macro debugger....

Products: Software
3D Modeling

ANSYS, Pittsburgh, PA, has introduced ANSYS SpaceClaim 2016 3D modeling software that enables users to create, edit, and repair geometry regardless of the underlying technology or where the original model came from. The release...

CD-adapco, Melville, NY, released SPEED™ v10.06 electric machine design software that enables users to leverage HEEDS® MDO process automation and optimization software from CD-adapco subsidiary Red Cedar...

Products: Aerospace
Data Acquisition Software

HBM, Marlborough, MA, has released Version 6.60 of its Perception software for high-speed data acquisition applications. The software is designed for processing large amounts of data — 100 GB within 10 seconds....

With Release 2015-B, dSPACE, Wixom, MI, has launched the V2X Solution through a dedicated blockset directly within the Simulink® environment. The V2X solution gives users access to Vehicle-to-X (V2X) WLAN...

Products: Aerospace
Handheld VOC Meter

The OMEGA® HHAQ-107 meter from Omega Engineering, Stamford, CT, measures mixed gas volatile organic compound (VOC) levels. It can detect ammonia, toluene, ethanol, hydrogen sulfide, and cigarette smoke in indoor air....

Products: Aerospace
Custom Battery Packs

Custom-engineered large-format battery packs for robotics and mobility product OEMs are available from Aved Electronics, North Billerica, MA. The battery packs provide clean voltage with a typical <10% deviation,...

Products: Aerospace
Low-Noise Amplifier

The SKY67159-396LF single-stage, GaAs pHEMT, ultra-broadband low-noise amplifier from Skyworks Solutions, Woburn, MA, is designed for high-performance cellular infrastructure, small cells, tower-mounted amplifiers, remote...

Products: Aerospace
Airflow Scanner

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, introduced the ATVS- 2020 scanner that measures airflow temperature and velocity inside electronic devices. The scanner accommodates up to 32 sensors for multi-point field mapping of...

Products: Aerospace
Coupling and Spring Prototypes

Helical Products Co., Santa Maria, CA, announced a new prototype cell for providing new prototype coupling, u-joint, and machined spring designs for test and evaluation. Customers from virtually any industry...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA Shakes Up Earthquake Warning Systems

The most important information that is immediately needed for earthquake disasters is the location, depth, and magnitude of the earthquake. The most common method of establishing an earthquake's...

Two new systems for driverless cars can identify a user’s location and orientation in places where GPS does not function, and identify the various components of a road...

When astronauts return to Earth in the Orion spacecraft, they will reenter on an extremely hot and fast journey through the atmosphere before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. To protect...

Energy efficiency is key to the total cost of ownership of enclosure climate control solutions, and electricity consumption is a major element of operating costs. Hybrid technology, developed and patented by...

News: Imaging
Help NASA Improve Robonaut's Vision

To improve a robot's ability to "see", the fix is in the code.

News: RF & Microwave Electronics
Micrchip Enables Palm-Sized Radar Camera

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a chip that allows new radar cameras to fit into the palm of your hand.

The James Webb Space Telescope team is installing telescope mirror segments using a high-precision robotic arm. To precisely install the segments, the robotic arm can move in six...

A new soft robotic gripper made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper. It uses electroadhesion – flexible electrode flaps that...

An artificial intelligence algorithm was developed that greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. Typical vibration analysis searches for...

Question of the Week
Do you want to be a "space tourist"?

This week's Question: After more than three years of construction, Virgin Galactic unveiled its new spaceship at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. Physicist Stephen Hawking named the new vehicle Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity. Although the spacecraft faces an extensive testing period, the company...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Robotic Drones to 'Print' Emergency Shelters

Researchers from the University of Bath, Imperial College, and University College London have developed robotic drones designed to "print" emergency shelters. The flying robots will autonomously assess and manufacture building structures to help areas suffering from natural disasters.

Who's Who
Dave McNally, Aerospace Engineer, Air Traffic Management, and Kapil Sheth, Aerospace Research Engineer, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Convective weather, such as severe thunderstorm activity, is the leading cause of delay in the U.S. National Airspace System. Two NASA-developed tools – the Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR) tool...

News: Aerospace
40th Anniversary Reader Contest Winners

In the 1960s, the newly formed NASA began issuing single-sheet reports on the commercially significant technologies the agency was developing in the course of R&D being conducted for the space program – a mandate from Congress. In 1976, NASA turned those single-sheet reports into a magazine format...

NASA is researching ideas that could lead to developing an electric propulsion-powered aircraft that would be quieter, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly than today's...

A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade. The lab melted centimeter-thick ice from a static...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Fourth Revolution in Manufacturing

The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is all about going digital. But the term – and the basic idea behind it – are not new. First used in 2011 at Hannover Fair in Germany, the term...

Products: Aerospace
Spring-Loaded Screws

PEM® ReelFast® SMTPFLSM™ surfacemount, spring-loaded, captive panel screws from PennEngineering®, Danboro, PA, install permanently on printed circuit boards to provide secure attachment and allow for subsequent...

Question of the Week
Are wearable health devices effective?

This week's Question: The market for smartwatches and fitness bands is growing, but how effective are today's wearable health devices? A study from Lancaster University, the University of the West of England, and Nottingham Trent says that the technologies are marketed under the premise that they will help...

News: Energy
Researchers Develop Power-Generating Shoes

An energy-harvesting technology developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers captures the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices. The footwear-embedded energy harvester could be especially useful for the military, as soldiers currently carry heavy batteries to power their...

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