Keyword: Data acquisition and handling

Briefs: Physical Sciences

An improved readout scheme has been proposed for high-resolution thermometers, (HRTs) based on the use of superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) to measure temperature-...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

With a laundry list of design constraints, including a combination of real-time requirements, reliability/durability requests, and functionality and performance needs, it’s not...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

In the past, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fuel tanks used coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to inspect first articles. The geometry of the tanks is so...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
LabVIEW FPGA
National Instruments
Austin, TX
888-280-7645
www.ni.com

NASA’s next-generation successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb...

Briefs: Software
Triaxial Probe Magnetic Data Analysis

The Triaxial Magnetic Moment Analysis software uses measured magnetic field test data to compute dipole and quadrupole moment information from a hardware element. It is used to support JPL projects needing magnetic control and an understanding of the spacecraftgenerated magnetic fields.

Briefs: Software
KML Super Overlay to WMS Translator

This translator is a server-based application that automatically generates KML super overlay configuration files required by Google Earth for map data access via the Open Geospatial Consortium WMS (Web Map Service) standard. The translator uses a set of URL parameters that mirror the WMS parameters as much as...

Briefs: Software
High-Performance Tiled WMS and KML Web Server

This software is an Apache 2.0 module implementing a high-performance map server to support interactive map viewers and virtual planet client software. It can be used in applications that require access to very-high-resolution geolocated images, such as GIS, virtual planet applications, and flight...

Briefs: Software
Modular Filter and Source-Management Upgrade of RADAC

In an upgrade of the Range Data Acquisition Computer (RADAC) software, a modular software object library was developed to implement required functionality for filtering of flight-vehicle- tracking data and management of tracking-data sources. (The RADAC software is used to process...

Briefs: Software

Information Sharing Protocol Advanced Tool of Math (ISPATOM) is an application program allowing for the streamlined generation of "comps," which subscribe to streams of...

Briefs: Software
Web-Based Real-Time Emergency Monitoring

The Web-based Real-Time Asset Monitoring (RAM) module for emergency operations and facility management enables emergency personnel in federal agencies and local and state governments to monitor and analyze data in the event of a natural disaster or other crisis that threatens a large number of people and...

Briefs: Software
Real-Time Data Display

RT-Display is a MATLAB- based data acquisition environment designed to use a variety of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to digitize analog signals to a standard data format usable by other post-acquisition data analysis tools. This software presents the acquired data in real time using a variety of...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

Complex machines in semiconductor manufacturing often have tough performance requirements for motion control. When traditional PLCor PC-based motion controllers fail to...

Briefs: Software
General-Purpose Front End for Real-Time Data Processing

FRONTIER is a computer program that functions as a front end for any of a variety of other software of both the artificial intelligence (AI) and conventional data-processing types. As used here, "front end" signifies interface software needed for acquiring and preprocessing data and making...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Whenever a data acquisition (DAQ) system is moved from the controlled environment of the laboratory to validation testing or the manufacturing floor,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Embedded applications are increasingly going online. With the introduction of new embedded technologies that utilize a wide variety of communications options from Ethernet to Wi-Fi and ZigBee, there is...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The evolution of technology and the never-ending thirst for higher bandwidth from industries and applications are pushing the limits of existing standards. The latest processors run faster and...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Broadband Achromatic Telecentric Lens

A new type of lens design features broadband achromatic performance as well as telecentricity, using a minimum number of spherical elements. With appropriate modifications, the lens design form can be tailored to cover the range of response of the focal-plane array, from Si (400–1,000 nm) to InGaAs...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Increasingly dependent on continuous video monitoring and recording, even today's more sophisticated security surveillance systems are often plagued by reliability...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

For the last forty years, manufacturing technology for diffraction gratings has not changed significantly. Mechanical ruling and interferometric...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fiber-Optic Strain Gauge With High Resolution And Update Rate

An improved fiber-optic strain gauge is capable of measuring strains in the approximate range of 0 to 50 microstrains with a resolution of 0.1 microstrain. (To some extent, the resolution of the strain gauge can be tailored and may be extensible to 0.01 microstrain.) The total cost of...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Modern digital technology and a little imagination have led to today’s most popular devices, like the MP3 player — a tiny digital music player that you can carry in your shirt pocket,...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The 2006 NASA Tech Briefs (NTB) and Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB) Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards were presented recently by the editors of NTB and PTB at an awards dinner...

Articles: Imaging

Over the last decade, the unprecedented population growth rates throughout much of the world and the subsequent need for information to support and manage that growth has put more...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By Steve Luby
President & Chief Executive Officer
VISTAGY, Inc.
Waltham, MA

Today, every company is searching for a sustainable competitive advantage, and getting great...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

A compact, high-dynamic-range, electronically tunable vector measurement system that operates in the frequency range from ≈560 to ≈635 GHz has been developed as a prototype of...

Application Briefs: Software
Rational Rose Real-time visual modeling development software
IBM
Armonk, NY
914-766-1362
www.ibm.com/software/rational

Set to launch by 2013, the James...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Data-Centric Network Integration Takes Headaches Out of Avionic Upgrades

Avionics systems are becoming more powerful and more dependent upon data exchanged between instruments. These instruments and subsystems reside on a network and must share time-critical data to achieve their mission. For example, targeting systems require real-time input of...

Articles: Motion Control

Nowadays, there are many technologies available that are used to quantify the motion of humans and animals. However, recent innovations in optical motion capture systems...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
SLP-330 Laser Scanning Probe Laser Design
Minneapolis, MN
952-884-9648
www.laserdesign.com

The loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia because...