Keyword: Navigation and guidance systems

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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics, which is based on manipulating nature at the sub-molecular level.
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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...

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