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Features

Articles

Brookhaven National Laboratory
AUGMENTED REALITY: Beyond Gaming to Real-World Solutions
Connectors Link Data Networks for Orion and Industry
Products of Tomorrow: October 2017

Products of the Month

Product of the Month: October 2017

Application Briefs

Simulation Helps Samsung Deliver Safer, More Efficient Lithium-Ion Battery Packs
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Reverse Water Gas Shift Reactor
Folding-Tube Deployable Solar Array
Vented Launch Vehicle Adapter for a Manned Spacecraft With “Pusher” Launch Abort System
Delayed Latching Mechanism
Multifunctional Hot Structure (HOST) Heat Shield
Feed Mechanism and Method for Feeding Minute Components
Vibration-Dampening Pedestal for MEMS
Compact, Portable Device for Structural Vibration Reduction

Materials

Absorbent Polymer Reinforcing Fiber
TiBor Skin Composite Coatings
Customizable Recyclable Launch Packaging
Self-Lubricating Hard Coatings for Extreme Environments
Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating Tribofilm
Functionally Graded Metal-Metal Composite Structures

Software

MSET Industrial Early Warning System
Robust Mesh Update Method for Grid Motion Problems
An Upwind Parabolized Navier-Stokes Solver (UPS) for Supersonic and Hypersonic Flow Simulation, Version 6.1
Efficient Two-Dimensional Solution Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations
Using SysML to Model Layered System Interfaces
Pegasus 5.2 Software for Automated Pre-Processing of Overset CFD Grids

Sensors/Data Acquisition

PC-Board-Mountable Corrosion Sensors
Gas Sensing System Employing Raman Scattering
Wireless Temperature Sensor Having No Electrical Connections, and Sensing Method for Use
Lightweight, Crack-Resistant, Silk Composite Sensor
Polymeric Thermal History Sensor
Fast, Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor

Photonics/Optics

Compact, Lightweight, Athermal, Nanocomposite Telescopes with Freeform Optics
High-Resolution, Coherent, Dual-Tip Scanning Probe Microscope
Fiber-Optic Environmental Radiation Dosimeter

Aerospace

Airborne Sense-and-Avoid Radar Panel
Aircraft Engine Exhaust Nozzle System for Jet Noise Reduction
Multi-Fidelity Simulator (MFS)
Using Aerial Towing to Study Sonic Booms
Motion Design

Features

Selecting the Correct Actuator
MOTOR DRIVES: Build or Buy
Inch vs. Metric Ball Screws: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Applications

Nano-Motion Stages Rely on High-Precision Encoders for Accuracy and Repeatability

Briefs

Robotic Inspector Traverses Water Pipes
Robotic Gripper Cleans Up Space Debris
Computational Tool Simplifies Creating Machines That Bend
Electromagnetic Actuator Decouples Linear and Rotary Motions
Wireless Magnetic Field Powers Folding Robots
Harmonic Air Motor Offers Very High Efficiency

Departments

New Products: October 2017 Motion Design