Products: Imaging

The Imaging Source (Charlotte, NC) offers industrial monochrome/color 29 × 29 × 57 mm cameras. Features include an Aptina CMOS sensor; Sony CCD sensor; resolution from VGA to 5 MP; frame rate up to 150 fps; GigE with PoE...

Products: Imaging

Basler (Exton, PA) has expanded its sprint series of line scan cameras. The existing Camera Link models with 39 kHz, 70 kHz, and 140 kHz line scan rates are now joined by monochrome and color cameras offering 50 kHz at 2k...

Products: Imaging

Matrox® Graphics (Dorval, Quebec, Canada) offers MuraControl™ 2.0 for Windows® video wall management software. Features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and...

Products: Imaging

The EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) PIXCI®e104 x4 Gen2 Camera Link frame grabber acquires from dual deca cameras or from 4 base cameras. The PCIe gen2 x4 interface transfers data to the host processor in bursts of 20 gigabits per...

Products: Lighting

MaxLite® (West Caldwell, NJ) introduced the new Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamp as a true A19 incandescent replacement lamp that distributes a soft, warm uniform light without compromising performance or...

Products: Lighting

Greenvity Communications (Milpitas, CA) has expanded its Hybrii® family of system-onchip (SoC) connectivity solutions with the new Hybrii-Mini GV7013 aimed at cost-sensitive consumer and...

Products: Lighting

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced the industry’s smallest off-line, phase-dimmable, constant- current lighting controller and an easy-to-use lighting driver that simplify the retrofit...

Products: Lighting

EYE Lighting International (Mentor, Ohio) has announced the introduction of Aphos™ brand LED luminaires. Ideal for parking garages, parking lots, warehouses and similar applications, the rugged luminaires are designed with...

Products: Lighting

iWatt Inc. (Campbell, CA) recently introduced a new digital AC/DC solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver platform designed specifically to address the key issues of cost and lifetime in price-sensitive, non-dimmable,...

Products: Lighting

Everlight Electronics Co. (Taipei, Taiwan) recently announced the ELMM-457SURCB/A3, a high performance through-hole dot matrix display driven by packaged IC. Each display can be directly interfaced with a...

Products: Lighting

Heatron LED Solutions (Leavenworth, KS) has introduced Ascendia, a high brightness 8" round LED module. Delivering up to 7400 lumens from an 8" diameter module, Ascendia is designed for mounting heights...

Products: Lighting

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) recently introduced its new 25,000 lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay to meet the high light output requirements of industrial applications. With 100 lumens per Watt efficacy, the new 250W LED High Bay is...

Tech Needs
Preventing Adhesion of Cellulose to Steel

A client’s application joins cellulose and a resin binder. A combination of the binding agent and fibers sticks to the surface of the steel. The organization therefore seeks novel foams, coatings, and gels to act as a physical buffer between the fibers and the steel. The physical buffer must function...

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Personal Cleansing Innovations

Personal cleansing after using the bathroom is a worldwide necessity, and various cultures solve that need differently. New devices must facilitate this type of cleaning and deliver soothing formulations onto the skin. The technology will serve as an alternative to Western dry toilet paper, European bidets, and...

Techs for License

A locking technology can be widely used in the hardwood and laminate floor installation process. After being spliced, the two-locking structure has bearing capacity similar to that of a...

Techs for License

Reclosable pressure-relief devices that employ a frusto-conical valve assembly or spherical valve assembly have been found to leak under vacuum. A new technology fixes leaks in low-pressure (less...

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SOFTWARE Tech Briefs - 2013
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Software Tech Briefs is a special supplement to NASA Tech Briefs. Download the digital version (PDF) at right to learn about new software programs outlined in the table of contents below.

Table of Contents

FEATURES 4 Picking the Pattern for a Stealth...

Articles: Aerospace

On August 5, 2012, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, landed in Gale Crater in a perfectly executed procedure originally referred to as “7 Minutes of Terror.” A year into its two-year...

Articles: Aerospace

Building on the success of Curiosity’s landing, NASA has announced plans for the next robotic science rover, which is set to launch in 2020. The proposed 2020 rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology has been rapidly growing in performance and popularity over the past few years and is expected to become a major PV technology within the next decade. Here’s why.

Articles: Imaging

Today’s cameras are cheaper, smaller, and more capable than ever before. Without breaking the budget, a company manager who needs products inspected can buy a camera, quickly code in commands to...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Product reliability is an absolute must for manufacturers to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. As customers demand ever-increasing levels of performance at lower...

Articles: Aerospace

Long-duration spaceflight poses many hazards to the health of a space exploration crew, including physiological deconditioning of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems due to...

Articles: Lighting

Organic is a term more often associated with vegetables than lighting systems, but some LED manufacturers are now incorporating organic molecules into their products to meet specific...

Articles: Lighting

The key circuit elements in an LED lamp are the LEDs, the optics, the casing (including heat-sinking) and the driver. The driver now represents anywhere from 10% to 40% of total bulb cost, so selecting the...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Garry Lyles is Chief Engineer for the Space Launch System Program office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. In 2012, the National Space Club named Lyles the Astronautics...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ridgetop Group has been selected for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from NASA. Under the agreement, Ridgetop will develop an advanced system that mitigates...

Application Briefs: Propulsion

The Sunjammer Mission team — including NASA, lead contractor L’Garde, Space Services Holdings (SSHI), and Micro Aerospace Solutions — is preparing to launch Sunjammer, the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Increasing power densities and decreasing transistor dimensions are hallmarks of many of today’s semiconductor devices, including high-voltage power transistors, laser diodes, and RF power amplifiers....

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