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High-Power Fiber Lasers
Finding the Right Chip-on-Tip Camera Technology
Thermal Imaging: How Does It Work?
Six Questions About Today's Camera Market
Infrared Cameras Support Advanced 3D Printing Efforts
CERTIFICATES AND SIGNATURES: How to Ensure Authentication in the IoT
Researchers Turn iPhone Camera into Optical Sensor
SOLVING THE INTERCONNECT CHALLENGE: How to Bring Flexibility to Wearable Design
Temperature-Regulating Fabrics Keep Babies Comfortable
The Heavy Impact of Advanced Lightweight Materials
WCX17 World Congress Experience
Products of Tomorrow: March 2017

Who's Who

Darmindra Arumugam, Senior Research Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Products of the Month

New Products: March 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Product of the Month: March 2017
New Products: March 2017 Sensor Techonology
Optical Device Tester
Smart Cameras
Differential Measurement System
Optical Design Software

Application Briefs

Autonomous Driving — In a ‘Flash’
ViDAR Optical Radar Provides New Maritime Search Capability
A New Clinical Challenge: Making Sense of Heart Failure
NASA Navigation Sensor May Land in Applications Beyond Mars
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Development of the Orion Crew-Service Module Umbilical Retention and Release Mechanism
Micro-Lid for Sealing a Sample Reservoir for Micro-Extraction Systems
Single-Fluid-Pumped Radiators with Increased Turn-Down Ratio and Control in the Stagnation Regime


BPTables DTN Bundle Filtering Framework
A Systems Engineering Approach to Architecture Development
Timeline Builder Assistant

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hot Isostatic Pressing of 60-Nitinol
Logistics for Building Radiation Storm Shelters and their Operational Evaluation
Vapor-Barrier Vacuum Isolation System
Silicon Micro-Emitters for Microfluidic Electrospray Propulsion Systems

Electronics & Computers

MRAM Alternative Uses Less Energy than Conventional Chip
Reconfigurable Chaos-Based Microchips
Supercomputer Cooling System Uses Refrigerant to Replace Water
Computer Chips Calculate and Store in an Integrated Unit
Printed Circuit Board Design Software Helps Create New Energy Solutions
Electron-to-Photon Communication for Quantum Computing
Material Combination Enables Transistor Gate Length of 1 Nanometer

Sensors/Data Acquisition

Piezoelectric Field Disturbance Sensing System and Method
Intelligent Displacement Sensor Deployment Using MTConnect Protocol over Ethernet


2.2-Micron, Uncooled, InGaAs Photodiodes and Balanced Photoreceivers up to 25-GHz Bandwidth
Fourier Transform Spectrometer System
Large-Area, Polarization-Sensitive Bolometer for Multi-Mode Optics


Nodal Averaging Program for CFD Planes
Transformable and Reconfigurable Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Methods
High Speed Idle Engine Control Mode
Blended Cutout Flap for the Reduction of Jet-Flap Interaction Noise
Method and System for Air Traffic Rerouting for Airspace Constraint Resolution
Hybrid Flow Control Method for Simple Hinged Flap High-Lift System


Vulnerability Assessment Tool
Algae Bioreactor Using Submerged Enclosures with Semi-Permeable Membranes
Three-Band Cloud and Precipitation Radar


High-Voltage Supercapacitors for Improved Energy Density Hybrid Power Sources
Fuel Cell Power Management
Solid-State Lithium Sulfur Battery
Standardized Heating Method to Trigger and Prevent Thermal Runaway Propagation in Lithium-Ion Batteries