Keyword: Navigation and guidance systems

NASA Spinoff: Communications

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Articles: Communications
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Briefs: Automotive
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Articles: Energy
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
NASA Spinoff: Imaging
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Aerospace
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Aerospace
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Articles: AR/AI
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Application Briefs: Wearables
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Application Briefs: Defense
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Briefs: Imaging
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: 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.
Application Briefs: Transportation
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Photonics/Optics

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

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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...