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Features

Articles

Green Energy for the Battlefield
Creating Patterned Multispectral Filters
Creating Patterned Multispectral Filters

Who's Who

Drew Feustel, Astronaut, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
NHK World Radio Japan - Vietnamese News

Products of the Month

PowerBlock™ 50
Product of the Month: Coherent OTDR
Microscopy System
Photon Laser Diode Modules
Vision System
High Speed Video Camera
Modular Spectroscopy Sensing Instruments
Lamp Measurement System
Optical Mounting Components
Laser Workstations
Synchro/Resolver Angle Measurement Instrument
Linear Photodiode Array
Wafer Scanner
Modular Vision Sensor Platform

Application Briefs

Miniature Control Chip Drives James Webb Telescope Signal
NASA Satellite Data Interpreted for Medical and Public Health Use
Implementing Thermal Bumps in New Product Designs
Tech Briefs

Semiconductors & ICs

Low-Temperature Supercapacitors
MEMS/ECD Method for Making Bi₂₋ₓSbₓTe₃ Thermoelectric Devices
Compact, Single-Stage MMIC InP HEMT Amplifier

Mechanics & Machinery

Variable-Structure Control of a Model Glider Airplane
Axial Halbach Magnetic Bearings
Compact, Non-Pneumatic Rock-Powder Samplers

Information Sciences

Lossless, Multi-Spectral Data Compressor for Improved Compression for Pushbroom-Type Instruments

Materials

Polymer-Based Composite Catholytes for Li Thin-Film Cells
Using ALD To Bond CNTs to Substrates and Matrices
Alternating-Composition Layered Ceramic Barrier Coatings

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Improved Sand-Compaction Method for Lost-Foam Metal Casting
Improved Probe for Evaluating Compaction of Mold Sand

Physical Sciences

Optical Pressure-Temperature Sensor for a Combustion Chamber
Ground Facility for Vicarious Calibration of Skyborne Sensors
Single-Grid-Pair Fourier Telescope for Imaging in Hard-X Rays and γ Rays
Bidirectional Pressure-Regulator System
Neon as a Buffer Gas for a Mercury-Ion Clock
NbxTi1–xN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors
Miniature Incandescent Lamps as Fiber-Optic Light Sources
Prism Window for Optical Alignment
Range-Gated Metrology With Compact Optical Head

Bio-Medical

Biochips Containing Arrays of Carbon-Nanotube Electrodes

Photonics

NbxTi1–xN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors
Miniature Incandescent Lamps as Fiber-Optic Light Sources
Prism Window for Optical Alignment
Range-Gated Metrology With Compact Optical Head

Electronics & Computers

Torque Sensor Based on Tunnel-Diode Oscillator
Shaft-Angle Sensor Based on Tunnel-Diode Oscillator
Impact-Locator Sensor Panels
Making a Back-Illuminated Imager With Back-Side Contact and Alignment Markers
Low-Loss Waveguides for Terahertz Frequencies
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Measurement of Oxygen with Sub-PPM
Method for Manufacturing Controlled Open-Cell Silicone Foam

NASA Tech Needs

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Sensor, Detectors, and Instrument Technology Needs
NASA Technology Prize Competitions – Summer 2008

Tech for License

Environmentally Friendly Non-Stick Perfluoroalkyls
High-Efficiency, Flexible, High-Stability Solar Cells