Keyword: Product development

Briefs: Software

JPL collaborated with experts from industry and other organizations to develop a conceptual model of quantities, units, dimensions, and values based on the current work of the ISO...

Briefs: Software
Mission Operations Planning and Scheduling System (MOPSS)

MOPSS is a generic framework that can be configured on the fly to support a wide range of planning and scheduling applications. It is currently used to support seven missions at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in roles that include science planning, mission planning, and real-time...

Who's Who: Aerospace

As NASA's Chief Engineer, Michael Ryschkewitsch is responsible for the overall review and technical readiness of all NASA programs.

Articles: Motion Control

Hydraulic steering systems have long dominated the industrial utility vehicle market because of their familiarity both to vehicle designers...

Application Briefs: Software
CodeSonar, Coverity Prevent, and Uno software
GrammaTech
Ithaca, NY
607-273-7340
www.grammatech.com

The results of a ten-month study by 30 NASA engineers of...

Application Briefs: Software
PHX ModelCenter® software
Phoenix Integration
Wayne, PA
610-971-9603
www.phoenix-int.com

Phoenix Integration’s PHX ModelCenter® software has been used by NASA...

Articles: Automotive

Hours before most commuters start their engines and head to work, James Hughes is already calling the other side of the world from his office in Dearborn, MI. Because of a...

Application Briefs: Information Technology
IT Services Support NASA Scientists and Engineers
Information technology services
DB Consulting Group
Silver Spring, MD
301-589-4020
www.dbconsultinggroup.com

DB Consulting Group provides NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH with a variety of professional, administrative, computational, and engineering...

Articles: Software
A Stagnant Market?

A number of the executives we polled indicated that the CAD market has become a “mature” market, meaning that the number of truly innovative improvements in the...

Briefs: Software
Natural Language Interface for Safety Certification of Safety-Critical Software

Model-based design and automated code generation are being used increasingly at NASA. The trend is to move beyond simulation and prototyping to actual flight code, particularly in the guidance, navigation, and control domain. However, there are substantial obstacles...

Articles: Motion Control

Environmental friendliness, economy, and individuality are the fundamental ideas associated with the topic of eMobility (electromobility). The increasing scarcity of resources and constantly rising...

Articles: Software

In our annual poll of executives at leading analysis and simulation software companies, we asked about the economic situation’s effect on the market, the pros and cons of virtual prototyping,...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2010 Create the Future Design Contest Meet the Judges

COMSOL, PTC, and Tech Briefs Media Group thank the following judges for their participation.

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Systems engineering is not about developing electronics, mechanical, or software designs. Systems engineering is really about four things:

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Over the past 20 years, additive manufacturing technology has migrated from use in rapid prototyping to a full-fledged manufacturing solution, which is referred to as “direct digital...

Briefs: Software
GOATS - Orbitology Component

The GOATS Orbitology Component software was developed to specifically address the concerns presented by orbit analysis tools that are often written as stand-alone applications. These applications do not easily interface with standard JPL first-principles analysis tools, and have a steep learning curve due to their...

Briefs: Software
Team Collaboration Software

The Ground Resource Allocation and Planning Environment (GRAPE 1.0) is a Web-based, collaborative team environment based on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, which provides Deep Space Network (DSN) resource planners’ tools and services for sharing information and performing analysis. The foundation platform for...

Articles: Energy

In just the last few years, innovation in alternative-energy technologies have gained significant footholds in product development lifecycles and are rapidly changing our individual...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The Picosat and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Systems Engineering (PAUSE) project is developing balloon-borne instrumentation systems as aerobots for scientific exploration of remote planets and for...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Proper thermal design of any electronics-based system is key to its long-term reliability. NASA engineering expertise in this area is renowned. The International Space Station (ISS)...

Articles: Communications

Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. As a result, they create hybrid systems that include...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) comes in different forms, frequencies, and levels. Electronic equipment has different categories for both emissions and susceptibility. Under normal...

Eye on Innovation: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stories abound of cost overruns, schedule delays, low reliability, and product failures related to development of large-scale systems and platforms. Despite focused efforts to reduce development...

Articles: Software

In our annual poll of executives at leading design and virtual prototyping software companies, we found that in difficult economic times, providing...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Reconfigurable, Bi-Directional Flexfet Level Shifter for Low- Power, Rad-Hard Integration

Two prototype Reconfigurable, Bidirectional Flexfet Level Shifters (ReBiLS) have been developed, where one version is a stand-alone component designed to interface between external low voltage and high voltage, and the other version is an embedded...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

About 25% of space-borne electro-optical (EO) sensor programs in both the civil and National Security Space (NSS) communities have experienced reduced...

Eye on Innovation: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Given the current economic conditions, companies must continue to deliver existing products as they develop the products of tomorrow, without increasing the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Industrial PCs (IPCs) are all about performance, including processors, mass storage performance, and network throughput. In all applications — medical,...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Allen Parker is a systems engineer with expertise in the areas of fiber optics and data acquisition. He is currently part of the team...