White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Allowing your board’s temperature to fluctuate excessively and rise to extremes can be detrimental to the lifespan of your design. This eBook covers everything related to thermal management, from...

NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
White Papers: Data Acquisition
Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

To help define the meaning of “high-speed A/D” used in this handbook, we will be focusing primarily on A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. We will...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
Software Defined Radio Handbook

SDR (Software-Defined Radio) has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and signal processing.This handbook shows how DDCs (Digital...

Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Question of the Week: Imaging
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.
As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Helping Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Increased laser capacity has enabled, and will continue to enable, new manufacturing possibilities.
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Chromium Removal from PVC Filters
The process does not cause any structural changes to the PVC filter membrane.
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
The self-contained technology is similar to the smart watches that monitor heart rate.
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Thirst for Water on Mars Quenched by Student Innovators
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.

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