Keyword: Beryllium

Application Briefs: Aerospace
maxon RE 13 brushed DC motors
maxon precision motors
Fall River, MA

In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send the...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Environmental Qualification of a Single- Crystal Silicon Mirror for Spaceflight Use

This innovation is the environmental qualification of a single-crystal silicon mirror for spaceflight use. The single-crystal silicon mirror technology is a previous innovation, but until now, a mirror of this type has not been qualified for spaceflight use. The...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

High-precision mirrors for space applications are traditionally manufactured from one piece of material, such as lightweight glass “sandwich” or...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Corner-Cube Retroreflector Instrument for Advanced Lunar Laser Ranging

A paper describes how, based on a structural-thermal-optical-performance analysis, it has been determined that a single, large, hollow corner cube (170-mm outer diameter) with custom dihedral angles offers a return signal comparable to the Apollo 11 and 14 solid-corner-cube...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Lightweight, aspheric, reflective optical designs commonly are designed and built for demanding space-based remote sensing, targeting systems, and aerial reconnaissance....

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom horizontal machining centers
Mitsui Seiki USA
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Briefs: Materials
Functionally Graded Nanophase Beryllium/Carbon Composites

Beryllium, beryllium alloys, beryllium carbide, and carbon are the ingredients of a class of nanophase Be/Be2C/C composite materials that can be formulated and functionally graded to suit a variety of applications. In a typical case, such a composite consists of a first layer...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

An improved high-resolution thermometer (HRT) for use in scientific experiments at temperatures

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The Multi-Board Module (MBM) scheme has been conceived to provide a cost-effective way to combine digital electronic circuits into dense, lightweight packages, within which high-speed...

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Articles: Data Acquisition

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