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Thermal Imaging’s Pocket-Sized Potential
Camera Considerations When Inspecting Printed Circuit Boards
Top Prizes Awarded in the Create the Future Design Contest
Industry Roundtable: Analysis & Simulation Software
Thermal Materials Protect Priceless Personal Keepsakes

Who's Who

Brian Trease, Mechanical Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Products of the Month

Product of the Month: December 2014

Application Briefs

Infrared ‘Optical Biopsy’ Reveals Tumors and Lesions
Reverse Engineering Helps NASA Analyze Icing Conditions
Data Acquisition System Helps NASA Improve Aircraft Crash Performance


NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Aeronautics
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Communications
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Electrical/Electronics
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Environment
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Health, Medicine & Biotechnology
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Information Technology & Software
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Instrumentation
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Materials & Coatings
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Optics
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Power Generation & Storage
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Propulsion
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA's Hot 100 Technologies: Sensors
Tech Briefs

Semiconductors & ICs

Radiation Hard By Design (RHBD) Electronics
Detecting Loss of Configuration Access of Reprogrammable FPGA Without External Circuitry
Micro-Coil Spring Interconnection for Ceramic Grid Array Packaged Integrated Circuits
Method for Formal Verification of Polymorphic Heterogeneous Multicore Processors
SEE Mitigation Technique for Self-Timed Circuits and Rad-Hard, Self-Timed Configurable Memory
Modeling for Partitioned and Multicore Flight Software Systems


Peak-Seeking Control Method
Enterprise Middleware Solution
Processing Time History Data for Display and Analysis
Prototype Genomics-Based Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code Protocol
Station Spacewalk

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Process for Coating Substrates With Catalytic Materials
Portable Friction Stir Welding Machine
Multimode, Fiber-Coupled, Tungsten Silicide, Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Array
Sidewall Passivation of GaN Avalanche Photodiodes via Atomic Layer Deposition

Physical Sciences

Ultra-Low-Maintenance Portable Ocean Power Station
Mars-Optimized Solar Cells
Alternating Magnetic Field Forces for Satellite Formation Flying

Test & Measurement

A Portable, Projection Focusing Schlieren System
Cryogenic and Non-Cryogenic Optical Liquid Level Instrument for Stratified Conditions
Low-Pressure Ion Chromatography for Planetary Exploration
Tech Exchange