Keyword: Vibration

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Energy
Applications include wind turbines, solar arrays, commercial space mobile launchers, and industrial process stacks and equipment.
Briefs: Aerospace
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Energy
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
NASA Spinoff: Imaging
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology has applications in sonar, range measuring, directional-force sensors, flow meters, and vibration/noise sensing and control.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

Understanding how cars, planes, bridges, and other structures handle vibrations and dynamic loads can be critical to their design and performance. Researchers have developed a new way to...

Briefs: Aerospace
Fluid-Filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper

Innovators at Marshall Space Flight Center developed the fluid-filled Frequency-Tunable Mass Damper (FTMD) technology that allows for significant distribution of loads while also providing a simple mechanism that allows for the capability to change its frequency of mitigation with negligible impact on...

Briefs: Communications

Emergency situations such as trying to escape heavy smoke from fire could leave the sense of touch as the only way to find an exit. Rather than trying to look at a smartphone screen, a...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Different types of motion encountered in dynamic environments require designers to specify connectors for boards, wiring, and devices that can meet significant g-forces,...

Briefs: Communications

The challenge of miniaturizing devices and systems is also achieving a broader dynamic range of detection for small signals such as sound, vibration, and radio...

Articles: Test & Measurement

As the need for nano precision has become increasingly important in many fields of research and manufacturing — such as microelectronics fabrication,...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The market for smart security access systems is expected to grow rapidly, reaching nearly $10 billion by 2022. Today's smart security access systems mainly rely on traditional techniques...

Briefs: Propulsion

NASA is preparing for the next generation of CubeSats that are propelled and will make directional maneuvers. The new gimbal mount provides a seat for the motor, and controls the position of the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a point sensor and piezoelectric actuator system to actively sense and reduce vibrations in flexible structures. The system uses a directional piezoelectric...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

To date, it has been difficult or impossible for most robotic and prosthetic hands to accurately sense the vibrations and shear forces that occur, for example, when a finger is sliding along a tabletop,...

Briefs: Communications

A paper-thin, flexible device was created that can generate energy from human motion, and can act as a loudspeaker and microphone. The transducer is ultrathin, flexible, scalable, and...

NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control

On the Curiosity rover, a tool called CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) is helping scientists determine what minerals make up the Martian landscape, and whether single-celled or more...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are critical devices for various highly sensitive applications; however, the development and potential fielding of these next-generation smart systems is currently...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Tuned mass dampers are used worldwide to mitigate vibrations in structures like buildings and bridges where excessive movement can be alarming or even sickening to occupants. The...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Articles: Motion Control

There is always a need to increase production in automation applications. Sometimes achieving improvements requires breaking the process down to its fundamental basics....

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft, and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Photons have no mass, but they have momentum. This allows researchers to use light to push matter around. Scientists at the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and...