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Features

Articles

The Engineering of IndyCar Racing
Ensuring Safe Operation and Accurate Characterization of Laser Diodes
Think Outside the Chip: MEMS-Based Systems Solutions

Who's Who

Sandeep Yayathi, Robotics Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Products of the Month

Stereo Vision Camera Reference Design
Laser System
PoE Cameras
Laser Beam Analysis System
Optical Sensor
3D Polarizing Filters
Laser Diode
Product of the Month: the tPac (TM) Telomonitoring System

Application Briefs

Comparing Apples to Oranges: Self-Service Scales With USB Cameras Auto-Detect Fruits and Vegetables
Sensors Enable Precision Mounting of X-Ray Optics
Inlet Funnels on Mars Rover Are Validated Using Scanning Laser Vibrometry
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Robust Tensioned Kevlar Suspension Design
Focal Plane Alignment Utilizing Optical CMM

Information Sciences

Pattern Recognition Algorithm for High- Sensitivity Odorant Detection in Unknown Environments

Materials

Nanoengineered Thermal Materials Based on Carbon Nanotube Array Composites
Polyimide Aerogel Thin Films
Composite Laminate With Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Matching D263 Glass
Asymmetric Supercapacitor for Long-Duration Power Storage

Software

Motion-Capture-Enabled Software for Gestural Control of 3D Models
Orbit Software Suite
CoNNeCT Baseband Processor Module Boot Code SoftWare (BCSW)
Trajectory Software With Upper Atmosphere Model
ALSSAT Version 6.0

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Employing a Grinding Technology to Assess the Microbial Density for Encapsulated Organisms
Demonstration of Minimally Machined Honeycomb Silicon Carbide Mirrors
Heat Shield Employing Cured Thermal Protection Material Blocks Bonded in a Large-Cell Honeycomb Matrix

Physical Sciences

Real-Time Remote Monitoring with Wireless Sensors
Ultra-Low-Power MEMS Selective Gas Sensors
Terahertz Radiation Heterodyne Detector Using Two- Dimensional Electron Gas in a GaN Heterostructure
Versatile Controller for Infrared Lamp and Heater Arrays
Instrument Suite for Vertical Characterization of the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System
Determining Performance Acceptability of Electrochemical Oxygen Sensors
High-Speed Scanning Interferometer Using CMOS Image Sensor and FPGA Based on Multifrequency Phase- Tracking Detection
Method to Remove Particulate Matter From Dusty Gases at Low Pressures
Non-Contact Conductivity Measurement for Automated Sample Processing Systems
An MSK Radar Waveform
Telescope Alignment From Sparsely Sampled Wavefront Measurements Over Pupil Subapertures
Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging System

Bio-Medical

Purifying, Separating, and Concentrating Cells From a Sample Low in Biomass
Virtual Ultrasound Guidance for Inexperienced Operators
Cloud-Based Product Lifecycle Management for the Medical Industry
High-Accuracy Closed Loop Force Feedback
Ultra-Sensitive Biosensor for Medical Diagnostics
Beat-to-Beat Blood Pressure Monitor

Photonics

885-nm Pumped Ceramic Nd:YAG Master Oscillator Power Amplifier Laser System
Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser With Efficient Coupling and Beam Profile
Measurement Via Optical Near-Nulling and Subaperture Stitching

Electronics & Computers

Compact Receiver Front Ends for Submillimeter-Wave Applications
Blocking Losses With a Photon Counter
Dynamically Reconfigurable Systolic Array Accelerator
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Creation of Novel Optical Effects
Reduction of Plastics Used in Packaging

Tech for License

Piezo-Powered Actuators Offer Reduction in Weight
Microscopic Sphere Production Process Eliminates Classification Needs After Processing