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Features

Articles

Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life
Feedback Sensors Keep Servomotors on Target
Handling Delicate Materials
The Benefits of Modern CMOS Sensors in Industrial Line Scan Cameras
Anti-Icing Formulas Prevent Train Delays

Who's Who

Dr. Leslie Bebout, Microbial Ecologist, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Products of the Month

Product of the Month: the MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner
Gearboxes
Machine Design Software
Electric Actuators
Torque Control Hinges
Gearmotors
Stepper Motor Driver
DC Compressor
DC Accelerometer
Encoders
Torque Transducers
Linear Actuators
Linear Motor Stages

Application Briefs

Spacesuit Simulator Meets NASA Training Needs
Video Wall Improves Collaboration
Thrusters Support GOES-R Satellite Series
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Method to Increase Performance of Foil Bearings Through Passive Thermal Management
Propellant-Flow-Actuated Rocket Engine Igniter
Unibody Composite Pressurized Structure
Lightweight Liquid Helium Dewar for High-Altitude Balloon Payloads
High-Efficiency Nested Hall Thrusters for Robotic Solar System Exploration

Information Sciences

Commercial Non-Dispersive Infrared Spectroscopy Sensors for Sub-Ambient Carbon Dioxide Detection
Predicting Aircraft Ice Formation with Simulation
Educational NASA Computational and Scientific Studies (enCOMPASS)
Coarse-Grain Bandwidth Estimation Scheme for Large-Scale Network
Detection of Moving Targets Using Soliton Resonance Effect
Development of the Code RITRACKS

Materials

Applications for Gradient Metal Alloys Fabricated Using Additive Manufacturing
Ambient Dried Aerogels
Passivation of Flexible YBCO Superconducting Current Lead With Amorphous SiO2 Layer

Software

Mission Data System Java Edition Version 7
Adaptive Distributed Environment for Procedure Training (ADEPT)
LEGEND, a LEO-to-GEO Environment Debris Model

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Non-Magnetic, Tough, Corrosion- and Wear-Resistant Knives From Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites
High-Pressure Lightweight Thrusters

Physical Sciences

A Short-Range Distance Sensor with Exceptional Linearity
Fast, Large-Area, Wide-Bandgap UV Photodetector for Cherenkov Light Detection
Miniature Trace Gas Detector Based on Microfabricated Optical Resonators
Enhancing Microwave Spectroscopy in Astrophysics Applications
JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module Alignment Optimization Tool
Radar Range Sidelobe Reduction Using Adaptive Pulse Compression Technique
Digitally Calibrated TR Modules Enabling Real-Time Beamforming SweepSAR Architectures
Electro-Optic Time-to-Space Converter for Optical Detector Jitter Mitigation
Partially Transparent Petaled Mask/Occulter for Visible-Range Spectrum

Bio-Medical

Electron Beam Writer Enables Microfabrication
Enabling Microliquid Chromatography by Microbead Packing of Microchannels
Heart Pump with Behind-the-Ear Power Connector

Photonics

High-Voltage Clock Driver for Photon-Counting CCD Characterization

Electronics & Computers

Millimeter-Wave Localizers for Aircraft-to-Aircraft Approach Navigation
SpaceCube Version 1.5
Impedance Discontinuity Reduction Between High-Speed Differential Connectors and PCB Interfaces
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Insect Processing Technologies for Chicken Feed
New Synthetic Nematicides

Tech for License

Zeolite Production Method Removes Soil Pollutants
Low-Loss Dielectric Materials Improve PC Boards