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Features

Articles

Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction in Hydraulic Pump Design
A Guide to Stereovision and 3D Imaging
NASA Technology Transfer: The Impact of Innovation
Do-It-Yourself Additives Recharge Auto Air Conditioning

Who's Who

Dr. Neil Cheatwood, IRVE-3 Principal Investigator, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

Products of the Month

Servo Control System
Diaphragm Pump
Slotless Frameless Motors
Electromagnetic Machine Software
Variable Speed Drive
Synchronous Motors
Rotary Stages
Measuring Wheel Encoder
Linear Stages
Hydraulic Relay Valves
MEMS Accelerometer
Sensorless Motor Driver
Load Carrier
Gearboxes
Pump Vanes/Rotors/End Plates
Position Transducer
Slide
Product of the Month: The NI PXIe-5644R RF Vector Signal Transceiver
Microspectrophotometer
Mirror Alignment Guide
Laser Beam Profiler User Interface
High-Temperature Monitoring System

Application Briefs

Motion Controllers as Data Acquisition and Testing Tools
Flight Hardware Delivered for Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission
ISS Experiment Studies Flames and Fire Suppression in Space
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Design for the Structure and the Mechanics of Moballs
Cascading Tesla Oscillating Flow Diode for Stirling Engine Gas Bearings
Pressure Dome for High-Pressure Electrolyzer
A Superfluid Pulse Tube Refrigerator Without Moving Parts for Sub-Kelvin Cooling
Sapphire Viewports for a Venus Probe
Compact, Low-Force, Low-Noise Linear Actuator
Ultra-Compact Motor Controller

Information Sciences

Rugged, Portable, Real-Time Optical Gaseous Analyzer for Hydrogen Fluoride
Onboard Sensor Data Qualification in Human-Rated Launch Vehicles
Monitoring of International Space Station Telemetry Using Shewhart Control Charts
Time Manager Software for a Flight Processor
Simulation of Oxygen Disintegration and Mixing With Hydrogen or Helium at Supercritical Pressure
Theory of a Traveling Wave Feed for a Planar Slot Array Antenna

Materials

Tools to Prepare Aluminum Surfaces for Bonding
Hybrid Filter Membrane

Software

Stereo and IMU-Assisted Visual Odometry for Small Robots
Global Swath and Gridded Data Tiling
GOES-R: Satellite Insight
Aquarius iPhone Application

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fabrication of Single Crystal MgO Capsules
Mars Aqueous Processing System
Inflatable Hangar for Assembly of Large Structures in Space

Physical Sciences

Low-Power Architecture for an Optical Life Gas Analyzer
Detection of Chemical Precursors of Explosives
A Probabilistic Mass Estimation Algorithm for a Novel 7-Channel Capacitive Sample Verification Sensor
Detecting Methane From Leaking Pipelines and as Greenhouse Gas in the Atmosphere
Ka-Band Waveguide Three-Way Serial Combiner for MMIC Amplifiers
Low-Gain Circularly Polarized Antenna With Torus-Shaped Pattern
Laser-Ranging Transponders for Science Investigations of the Moon and Mars
Structural Health Monitoring With Fiber Bragg Grating and Piezo Arrays
The Mobile Chamber
Electric Propulsion Induced Secondary Mass Spectroscopy

Bio-Medical

Wideband Single-Crystal Transducer for Bone Characterization
Extreme Ionizing-Radiation-Resistant Bacterium
Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting of Live Versus Dead Bacterial Cells and Spores
Nonhazardous Urine Pretreatment Method
Method and Apparatus for Automated Isolation of Nucleic Acids from Small Cell Samples
Flexible Sensors Offer View into Epileptic Seizures
Biosensor May Improve Disease Detection
Fingertip-Sized Microscope to Study the Brain and its Diseases

Electronics & Computers

A Three-Frequency Feed for Millimeter-Wave Radiometry
Online Cable Tester and Rerouter
Inverted Three-Junction Tandem Thermophotovoltaic Modules
Capacitance Probe Resonator for Multichannel Electrometer
Radiation-Tolerant DC-DC Converters
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Heat-Seal Adhesive
Corrugate Reduction

Tech for License

Polymer Indicator Monitors Spoilage
Holographic Technology Offers Robust Authentication