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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom Gimbal for JHU-APL Shows Promise for Others
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
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.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
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: Test & Measurement
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Traverse System Enables Vertical Farming
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Beyond LPW: Debunking the Myth that More is Better
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Seeables and Hearables for Fitness Feedback
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Application Briefs: Defense
Battlefield Navigation with MEMS
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
With the recent boom in touch-based, polymer display substrates must be fingerprint-resistant.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Properly Designing and Specifying Aspheric Lenses
Aspheric lenses greatly improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of optical applications.
Application Briefs: Automotive
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Harness Wireless IoT Sensors for Integrated Building Management
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optimizing a CubeSat with Architected Materials
nTopology
New York, NY

In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing of Precision Optics at Micro and Nanoscale
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Thirst for Water on Mars Quenched by Student Innovators
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Docking System Enables Safe Rendezvous in Space
The ESA has commissioned its industry partners to design a new docking system called the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM).
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valve Position Sensor Protects Switch Boxes from Salt Environment
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.

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Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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