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Features

Articles

CAD and Virtual Prototyping Software: Continuous Development in a Challenging Economy
Laser-Sintering 3D Manufacturing Made Simple

Who's Who

Dr. Luz Marina Calle, Lead Scientist and Principal Investigator, Corrosion Technology Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center

Products of the Month

Stealth Computer Model LPC-395F
High-Resolution Thermal Imager
Photovoltaic Measurement System
Solid-State Laser for Micromachining
High-Sensitivity Machine Vision Cameras
InGaAs Camera/Detector Line
Laser Safety Shutter
Industrial 50W Picosecond Laser
Variable Focus Industrial Laser Module
Hi-Speed DM37 Deformable Mirror
Continuously Variable Apodizing Filters
Fiber-Coupled, Multi-Bar Module
Auto Focus Modules for CCD/CMOS Cameras
Scalable SPM Array for Large Area Detection
PIXCI SI1 Frame Grabber
Fiber Laser Marker
Thin-Film Thermal Charger Application
High-Energy Fiber Laser

Application Briefs

Aircraft Modification and Integration Enables SOFIA to Fly
Wafer-Level Lens Alignment
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Amorphous Rover
Space-Frame Antenna
Space-Frame Lunar Lander
In-Situ Focusing Inside a Thermal Vacuum Chamber
Gear-Driven Turnbuckle Actuator

Information Sciences

Efficient Algorithmic Interleaver for Turbo Decoder
Generalized Approach to Prognosis for an Engineering System

Materials

Wider-Opening Dewar Flasks for Cryogenic Storage
Supercapacitor Electrolyte Solvents With Liquid Range Below –80 °C
Silicon Oxycarbide Aerogels for High-Temperature Thermal Insulation
Designs and Materials for Better Coronagraph Occulting Masks
Extended Shelf Life for PMR Polyimide Resins and Prepregs
Silica-Filled EPDM Rubbers as Ablative Insulating Materials
Statistical Sampling of Tide Heights Study

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Improved Attachment in a Hybrid Inflatable Pressure Vessel
Electrostatic Separator for Beneficiation of Lunar Soil

Physical Sciences

Cryogenic Flow Sensor
Multi-Sensor Mud Detection
Gas Flow Detection System
Mapping Capacitive Coupling Among Pixels in a Sensor Array
Fiber-Based Laser Transmitter for Oxygen A-Band Spectroscopy and Remote Sensing
Low-Profile, Dual-Wavelength, Dual-Polarized Antenna
Time-Separating Heating and Sensor Functions of Thermistors in Precision Thermal Control Applications
Turbulence and the Stabilization Principle
Improved Cloud Condensation Nucleus Spectrometer
Better Modeling of Electrostatic Discharge in an Insulator
Terahertz Mapping of Microstructure and Thickness Variations
Multiparallel Three-Dimensional Optical Microscopy
Sub-Aperture Interferometers
Vacuum-Compatible Wideband White Light and Laser Combiner Source System
Stabilization of Phase of a Sinusoidal Signal Transmitted Over Optical Fiber
Optical Tapers as White-Light WGM Resonators

Bio-Medical

Edge Phantom Measures Sharpness of X-Ray Detectors
Paracellular Drug Delivery Through Baker’s Yeast Microcapsules
Vibrating Quartz Sensor Characterizes Liquid Samples
Reducing Field Distortion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
EPR Imaging at a Few Megahertz Using SQUID Detectors
A Constant-Force Resistive Exercise Unit
Fluorogenic Cell-Based Biosensors for Monitoring Microbes
An Alternative Approach to Combination Vaccines
GUI To Facilitate Research on Biological Damage From Radiation
On-Demand Urine Analyzer
Advanced Liquid-Cooling Garment Using Highly Thermally Conductive Sheets
Engineering Devices to Treat Epilepsy
More-Realistic Digital Modeling of a Human Body

Photonics

Multiparallel Three-Dimensional Optical Microscopy
Sub-Aperture Interferometers
Vacuum-Compatible Wideband White Light and Laser Combiner Source System
Stabilization of Phase of a Sinusoidal Signal Transmitted Over Optical Fiber
Optical Tapers as White-Light WGM Resonators

Electronics & Computers

Cellular Reflectarray Antenna
Ethernet-Enabled Power and Communication Module for Embedded Processors
Two-Dimensional Synthetic-Aperture Radiometer
A One-Dimensional Synthetic-Aperture Microwave Radiometer
Electrical Switching of Perovskite Thin-Film Resistors
Electrically Variable Resistive Memory Devices
Inexpensive Packaged Subharmonic Down-Converter MMICs
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Sensations and Materials for Lip Products
Protecting Anodized Aluminum in a Highly Alkaline Environment

NASA Tech Needs

Composite Materials — Partnership Opportunities

Tech for License

Xyloy™ Injection-Molded Zinc/Aluminum Alloy
Low-Cost Conductive Papers and Nonwovens for Consumer Goods