Keyword: Remote sensing

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Briefs: Imaging
A new patented software system can find the curves of motion in streaming video and images from satellites, drones, and far-range security cameras and turn them into signals to find and track moving objects as small as one pixel.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology will pave the way for new applications of integrated semiconductor lasers in LiDAR.
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Technology & Society: Green Design & Manufacturing
A zero-emission reusable stratospheric balloon developed by Urban Sky for remote sensing could one day be used for real-time wildfire monitoring.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
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Briefs: Energy
This remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
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Briefs: Energy
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Measurement Technique for Continuous-Wave, Modulated, and Pulsed Monochromatic Radiation

In many applications, such as remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, monochromatic radiation with multiple discrete wavelengths is required. To date, there no instrument or technique that measures the wavelength jitters and fluctuations in real time.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Spectrometers are widely used for applications such as chemical analysis, remote sensing, quality control, environmental monitoring, spaceborne measurements, and optical measurements. Most spectrometers...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
A Robust Waveguide Millimeter-Wave Noise Source

A noise source is an enabling technology for passive millimeter-wave remote sensing applications such as atmospheric sounding, and precipitation and ice cloud measurements. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a packaged noise source that will allow calibration of the front end at the...

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hyperspectral imaging is an exciting and promising new technology. When combined with modern machine learning software and actuators such as robots, air-jets, or flippers, hyperspectral...

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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing

How much gold remains to be mined on Earth? How about the lesser-known element, indium, necessary for computer and smartphone displays? With known sources of some essential metals facing...

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Briefs: Energy

Wind power has become an indispensable part of an environmentally friendly power supply. Therefore, it is important for this growth market that wind turbines become more efficient, more...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diffusion-Bonded CVC SiC for Large UVOIR Telescope Mirrors and Structures

In 2012, the National Research Council called for a new generation of astronomical telescopes to enable discovery of habitable planets, facilitate advances in solar physics, and enable the study of faint structures around bright objects by developing high-contrast imaging...

NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a new radar approach that uses a single phased array antenna and a single-pass configuration to generate interferograms, known as Digital Beamforming...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Development of a Sodium LiDAR for Spaceborne Missions

Laser and electro-optic technologies are under development to remotely measure sodium (Na) by adapting existing LiDAR technology with spaceflight heritage. The developed instrumentation will serve as the core for planning a heliophysics mission targeted to study the composition and dynamics...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Phone signals spend at least some time traveling over fiber-optic cables. To ensure that the information gets where it needs to go, and to help researchers find better ways to ferry this information...

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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Traditional applications for 2-micron photodetectors have been largely dominated by passive remote sensing where detectors having bandwidth of even...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

By integrating an optical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, or MEMS, chip into an iPhone camera, researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new,...

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