Keyword: Tools and equipment

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Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Briefs: Propulsion
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
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Briefs: Imaging
The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.
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Briefs: Design
NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
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Briefs: Connectivity

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
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Briefs: Software
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
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Briefs: Energy
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
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Briefs: Imaging
NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval
This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.
Articles: Imaging
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
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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.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
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Technology Leaders: Motion Control
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
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5 Ws: Imaging
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
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Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method of linking materials with unique mechanical properties could enable robots made of robots.
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Application Briefs: Software
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
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Briefs: Medical
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
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