High-Field Superconducting Magnets

This technology represents a significant improvement over commercial state-of-the-art magnets. These superconducting magnets are very versatile and can be used in a number of applications requiring magnetic fields at low temperature, such as in MRI machines, mass spectrometers, and particle accelerators.


Vision Data Architecture Using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

Machine vision systems, when implemented with FPGAs, often require complex image processing modules with unique input/output requirements to work together efficiently. This innovation implements an advanced architecture that allows for efficient, multiplexed interfaces and operations for high-performance vision systems used in industrial or hazardous operations robots.


In-Situ Wire Damage Detection and Rerouting System

This system consists of a miniaturized inline connector containing self-monitoring electronics that use time domain reflectometry to detect wire faults and determine fault type and fault location on powered electrical wiring. When a damaged or defective wire is identified, the system can autonomously transfer electrical power and data connectivity to an alternate wire path.


NASA Tech Briefs Magazine

This article first appeared in the December, 2014 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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