Keyword: Failure analysis

Briefs: Transportation
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: AR/AI
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Briefs: Wearables
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
Briefs: Imaging
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Briefs: Software
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Application Briefs: Software
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
Briefs: Wearables

The Solenoid Valve Health Monitor System (SVHMS) was developed to remotely monitor the health of solenoid valves, lowering operational costs and increasing reliability by predicting valve failures before they...

Briefs: AR/AI
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Imaging
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
Briefs: Energy
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Materials

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed a method that introduces solids and particulates — specifically aerogels — into composites or...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Stanford Research Systems
Sunnyvale, CA
www.thinksrs.com

The Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) — a collaboration between NASA's Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space Flight...

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...

Articles: Motion Control

For most electrical engineers, the simple term “motor” means one thing: an electromagnetic rotary-motion unit. Engineers who need linear rather than rotary motion consider adding a mechanical...

Application Briefs: Materials
Collier Research Corp.
Newport News, VA
HyperSizer.com

When the Stratolaunch aircraft rolled out of the Mojave, CA Air and Space Port hangar this spring in...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

This technology is designed to protect against leaks in solenoid, check, manual, and relief valves, as well as disconnects and regulators.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a new,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new technology for measuring the junction temperature of laser diode arrays (LDAs) that...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We use touch, the dominant user interface for years, to tap keyboards on laptops and tablets, to communicate with our car’s portable GPS, and to text friends and take photos from our...

Briefs: Information Technology
Extended Testability Analysis (ETA) Tool V8.0

An assessment of a system’s safety requirements is required early in the design process when cost and time impacts are minimal. These requirements include fault detection, failure isolation, and failure recovery. Systems engineering groups at NASA have been exploring model-based products to better...

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Briefs: Aerospace

Self-Healing, Recyclable, Shape Memory Polymers

NASA Spinoff: Materials

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Non-Contact Tip/Tilt Sensor