Keyword: Non-destructive tests

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Articles: Wearables
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center improved their Flash Thermography capabilities by incorporating transient and lock-in thermography. By...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

There are few industries where the demands for material testing and quality assurance are more challenging than in the aerospace industry. Ensuring the safety of all...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

When testing composite structures, it is important to understand the response of the structure to the load. Of significance is the formation of damage and growth of that damage leading...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Thinning a material down to a single-atom thickness can dramatically change that material’s physical properties. Graphene, the best known two-dimensional (2D) material, has...

Briefs: Imaging

Two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique, is capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than 1/100 the width of a human hair. The technique could enable X-ray...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Non-Destructive Additive Manufacturing Characterization Coupon

Additive manufacturing (AM) material assurance has relied upon traditional test coupons and testing methods that work well for wrought materials, but fail to address the unique and not as well-known characteristics of AM parts. A new standardized, integrated test coupon was designed...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
On-line Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) System for Friction Stir Welding (FSW)

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a relatively new solid-state welding process, and many industries are now relying on this technique to produce advanced structures. Industries employing this technique include, but are not limited to, aeronautical, motor vehicle,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Photonic choke-joint (PCJ) structures for dual-polarization waveguides have been investigated at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for use in device and component packaging. This...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) method for identifying and characterizing hidden damage in composite materials. The new technique requires...

Briefs: Imaging

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed novel neutron grazing incidence optics for use with small-scale portable neutron generators. The technology was...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Neutrally Buoyant Tank Inspection and Cleaning Robot

Huge savings in cost and inspection times (as well as improved safety) could be obtained by performing in-service inspection of tank floors and walls with robotic devices. This would have a reduced environmental impact and meet EPA and state regulations.

Application Briefs: Imaging
micro ScoutCam 1.2 micro camera
Medigus, Ltd.
Omer, Israel
011 972 8646 6880
www.medigus.com

NASA has incorporated the micro ScoutCam 1.2 into its Visual Inspection...

Who's Who: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Dr. Ajay Koshti, Lead Nondestructive Evaluation Engineer, invented NASA Flash Infrared Thermography Software. Koshti also worked as a Non-Destructive...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

This research provides a capacitance-based method for monitoring the integrity of tires and other polymeric products during manufacturing and throughout the useful...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fabricating High-Resolution X-Ray Collimators

A process and method for fabricating multi-grid, high-resolution rotating modulation collimators for arcsecond and sub-arcsecond x-ray and gamma-ray imaging involves photochemical machining and precision stack lamination. The special fixturing and etching techniques that have been developed are used...

Briefs: Information Technology

The Radiographic Imaging Performance Support System (RIPSS) is a developmental computer network intended to serve as (1) a central electronic archive for the storage, retrieval, and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

An important nondestructive evaluation (NDE) measurement technique is to record the vibration-mode spectrum of a material part or structure, excited by a random or...

Briefs: Information Technology

The Nondestructive Inspection and Evaluation Management System (NIMS), based at Stennis Space Center, is a computer network dedicated to administration of a large data base pertaining to...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

An imaging method to detect flaws in composite pressure vessels used in the aerospace industry has been developed. Solid-rocket-motor casings and fuel or oxidizer tanks for liquid rocket motors can now be...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Significant effort and resources are being expended to develop ceramic-matrix composite (CMC), metal-matrix composite (MMC), and polymer-matrix composite (PMC) materials for...

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Briefs: Aerospace

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NASA Spinoff: Materials

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Non-Contact Tip/Tilt Sensor