Keyword: Navigation and guidance systems

NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics

NASA’ Deep Space Network (DSN), a sort of GPS system for space, relies on atomic clocks for extreme accuracy. Any modern navigation system must accurately time radio signals to triangulate a...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Articles: Aerospace
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: Aerospace
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Weapons Systems
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Imaging
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Imaging
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Briefs: Aerospace
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Briefs: Aerospace
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Application Briefs: Communications
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Briefs: Aerospace
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about the Draper Multi-Environment Navigator.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, allows farmers to maximize yields using minimal resources such as water, fertilizer, and...

Briefs: Communications

GPS signals do not penetrate very deeply or at all in water, soil, or building walls, and therefore can’t be used by submarines or in underground activities such as surveying mines. GPS also...