Keyword: Commercial vehicles

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Imaging
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Motion Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Briefs: Imaging
The intelligent camera features all three resolutions: spatial, temporal, and spectral.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Motion Control
Torque limiters protect against damage and downtime caused by machine overloads.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Articles: Energy
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
New safety relay modules follow updated standards to give designers more options for a tailored electrical safety implementation.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
Briefs: Transportation
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Industries are constantly searching for new approaches to advance operational efficiency and product quality. With unplanned downtime estimated to cost...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
We interviewed an industry expert about the role of inductive position sensors in the IIoT.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA's Langley Research Center offers a novel lifting and precision positioning device with hybrid functional characteristics of both crane-type lifting devices and robotic manipulators. The design of the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, allows farmers to maximize yields using minimal resources such as water, fertilizer, and...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Although driverless forklifts have been around for about 30 years, it's only in the last 10 or so that they've been free to maneuver anywhere around their environment. In the early days, the machines followed a current...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Conventional electrical machines suffer from the problem...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Today's crop breeders are trying to boost yields while preparing plants to withstand severe weather and changing climates. To succeed, they must locate the genes for high-yielding, hardy traits in crop...

Briefs: Energy

Mobile or transportable power supply and distribution systems are needed for various types of work that require electrical power in a field or outdoor environment — such as construction and environmental...

Articles: Motion Control

Rotary encoders play important roles in motion control and industrial automation systems, providing control systems with information about the motion of motor...

NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Initially designed for use on the Moon, the Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing system — developed at Auburn University with NASA funding — relies upon short, high-pulse power created by...

NASA Spinoff: Transportation

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