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NASA-Inspired Shape-Sensing Fibers Enable Minimally Invasive Surgery
How a Supercomputing Innovation Accelerated a Business
Protecting AC Motors From Destructive Shaft Currents
Getting on the Right Motion Bus
Integrated Motor Control Meets Aviation Needs
Fiber Optic Communications Systems

Who's Who

Dr. Keith Gendreau, Physicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Products of the Month

DASYLab 10
Motor Control Chip
Piezoelectric Stage
Rotary Seal
Stepper Drive
Wire Thread Insert
Integrated Motor/Controller
Product of the Month: Biochemical Sensing Unit
Machine Vision Software
Laser Diode Modules

Application Briefs

Avionics Subsystem and Components Developed for NASA’s Ares I Launch Vehicle
NASA Deploys Supercomputer to Manage, Store, and Retrieve Data
Custom inserts solve reel torque problems
Configurable Components Ease Sourcing For Machine Company
Designing Converged Optical Ethernet Networks
Tech Briefs

Semiconductors & ICs

Error-Detecting Counters for FPGA and ASIC State Machines

Mechanics & Machinery

Piezoelectric Bolt Breakers and Bolt Fatigue Testers

Information Sciences

Fault-Tolerant Coding for State Machines


Low-Pt-Content Anode Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
Atomized BaF₂-CaF₂ for Better-Flowing Plasma-Spray Feedstock
Nanophase Nickel-Zirconium Alloys for Fuel Cells


Oxidation Behavior of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites
GIDEP Batching Tool
Generic Spacecraft Model for Real-Time Simulation
Parallel-Processing Software for Creating Mosaic Images
Software for Verifying Image-Correlation Tie Points
Flexcam Image Capture Viewing and Spot Tracking

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Vacuum Packaging of MEMS With Multiple Internal Seal Rings

Physical Sciences

Optical Measurement of Mass Flow of a Two-Phase Fluid
Selectable-Tip Corrosion-Testing Electrochemical Cell
Compact Two-Dimensional Spectrometer Optics
Graphite/Cyanate Ester Face Sheets for Adaptive Optics


Improved Measurement of B₂₂ of Macromolecules in a Flow Cell
Using Light To Treat Mucositis and Help Wounds Heal


Compact Two-Dimensional Spectrometer Optics
Graphite/Cyanate Ester Face Sheets for Adaptive Optics

Electronics & Computers

Measurements by a Vector Network Analyzer at 325 to 508 GHz
Dot-in-Well Quantum-Dot Infrared Photodetectors
Integrated Microbatteries for Implantable Medical Devices
Increasing Discharge Capacities of Li-(CF)n Cells
Creep Analysis of Lead-Free Solders Undergoing Thermal Loading
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

In-Process Detection of Defects During Welding
New Analgesic Actives
Searching for Patents Related to Online Wagering & Video Games
Looking to Acquire Audio-Video Technology Patents and Portfolios

Tech for License

All-Natural Preservative
Up to Ten-Fold Production Increase for Deep, Heavy-Oil Fields