Keyword: Product development

Articles: Motion 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...

Eye on Innovation: Software

We often hear a common story from small and mid-size manufacturers. The VP of sales nails a really big order that will secure the company’s future...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

While today’s multi-discipline mechatronic systems significantly outperform legacy systems, they are also much more complex by nature, requiring close cooperation between multiple design...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

To achieve small size, low power consumption and fast time to market requirements, embedded systems designers often look to chipsets found in cell phone handsets or mobile...

Briefs: Materials

Integrated multilayer insulation (IMLI) is being developed as an improved alternative to conventional multilayer insulation (MLI), which is more than 50 years old. A typical conventional MLI blanket comprises...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Within a digital world, the parameters of real-world information (temperature, voltage, current, speed, flow, pressure, distance, etc.) used for process communications and control...

Briefs: Information Technology

A procedure and software to implement the procedure have been devised to enable conversion from a tree representation to a graph representation of the requirements governing the...

Eye on Innovation: Software

Product simplification is the discipline of merging the greatest performance functionality into the fewest number of parts using the most suitable and cost-effective materials and...

Articles: Software

Five years ago, we asked executives at leading CAD companies if, in five years, most design engineers would be using 3D design tools rather than 2D, and all of them said yes. Yet, there are still barriers that...

Articles: Software

In our annual poll of executives at leading analysis and simulation software companies, we posed questions dealing with virtual prototyping, multiphysics, the roles of the designer and analyst,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Breeching the security of safety- or security-intensive products such as auto parts, set top boxes, military electronics, or smart batteries can be a lucrative business that is well worth the nominal...

Articles: Aerospace
50 Years of Inspiration

We wanted NASA Tech Briefs readers to be a part of our special issue celebrating NASA's 50th anniversary. So, we asked you to tell us how NASA, and NASA Tech Briefs, have inspired you over the past 50 years. We wanted to know how NASA helped you in your career or business, or improved your everyday life. What benefits...

Briefs: Information Technology
MRO SOW Daily Script

The MRO SOW daily script (wherein "MRO" signifies "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter" and "SOW" signifies "sequence systems engineer of the week") is a computer program that automates portions of the MRO daily SOW procedure, which includes checking file-system sizes and automated sequence processor (ASP) log files. The MRO SOW...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Constellation Space Suit Station (CSSS)
Oceaneering International
Houston, TX
281-228-5300
www.oceaneering.com

Oceaneering International has secured a...

Eye on Innovation: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By Fielder Hiss
Director of Product
Management
Dassault Systèmes
SolidWorks Corp.
Concord, MA

Global...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Advances in digital hardware technology and software innovations now allow a single digital servo drive to be configured to work in a variety of machine control architectures.

Articles: Electronics & Computers

While industrial applications typically require high levels of reliability, availability, ruggedness, and longevity, there often is a set of unique system requirements dependent...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Optimizing system resource utilization is a key design objective for system engineers in communications, electronics, and other industries. System...

Briefs: Software

Increasing the temperature at which jet aircraft engines operate would significantly improve thrust and fuel efficiency with reduced emissions. However, current engines...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The complexity of military and aerospace systems is growing — more components, interfaces, power, bandwidth, processing, features, and data — and these systems are...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The 2007 NASA Tech Briefs (NTB) and Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB) Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards were presented recently by the editors of NTB and PTB at an awards...

Articles: Software
By Robert “Buzz” Kross
Senior Vice President of
the Manufacturing Division
Autodesk
San Rafael, CA

Innovation is a way of life at Autodesk. Since our introduction of AutoCAD software...