Keyword: Control systems

Briefs: Motion Control

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

Briefs: Motion Control

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
To make robots truly see, you need the right software.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A system uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Articles: Communications
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Articles: Motion Control
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Technology Leaders: Transportation
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Articles: Motion Control
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Briefs: Communications
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Power
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
Briefs: Transportation
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In the digital age, the measurement of rotation of a mechanical shaft on a motor or a rotating instrument knob needs to be done quickly and efficiently....

Briefs: Communications
Software Applications for the Control and Management of the Amine Swingbed Experiment

The Swingbed software applications provide for the control, command, fault detection, fault recovery, and telemetry monitoring aspects of the Amine Swingbed experiment. These software components are the Swingbed Loader Computer Software Configuration Item...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...