Application Briefs

Application Briefs : Software
Mission Planning & Scheduling Tool for Mission to the Moon
FlexPlan mission planning and scheduling tool
GMV Space Systems
Rockville, MD
301-216 3840
www.gmvspacesystems.com
Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Water Jets and Lasers Cut Through Electronic Industry’s Problems

Semiconductor manufacturers need the flexibility of a wafer-cutting machine that supports various wafer sizes and cuts them without the mechanical and thermal damage often seen with traditional cutting methods, including the mechanical stress that occurs with conventional sawing,...

Application Briefs : Imaging
CCDs Find Applications in Diverse Space MissionsCCDs Find Applications in Diverse Space Missions
Charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors
e2v Technologies
Elmsford, NY
914-593-6841
www.e2v.com
Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Aging Computer System to be Replaced by Supercomputer
Linux Supersystem supercomputers
Linux Networx
Bluffdale, UT
877-505-5694
www.linuxnetworx.com
Application Briefs : Motion Control
Software Used to Control Master-Slave Haptics Experiment

Haptics, also known as “force feedback teleoperation,” attempts to provide environmental interactions through a robotic system. Users mimic these interactions with robotic arms. By varying the amount of force the haptic devices exhibit, a user can achieve the sensation of interacting...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Motor Used to Stabilize Remote-Controlled Camera Crane

It is a staple of the summer box office blockbuster: the car chase. Car chases have not only become a vital component of an action movie, they have also had to evolve, with audiences demanding even more thrills. To put the audience directly into the flow of traffic, studio executives turn to...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Plasma Cutter Utilizes Motor for Gantry Control

To cut through metal and other materials, a plasma cutter sends an arc of electricity through a high-speed jet of an inert gas. When electricity and gas meet, plasma is formed, hot enough to melt through sheet metal, and still moving fast enough to blast molten metal away from the cut. When...

Application Briefs : Propulsion
Electromechanical System Provides Satellite Propulsion
Cold Gas Micro Thruster (CGMT)
Marotta Controls
Montville, NJ
973-334-7800
www.marotta.com
Application Briefs : Software
Analysis Software Plans Inter-Planetary Trajectory Maneuvers
Satellite Tool Kit (STK) data analysis software
Analytical Graphics (AGI)
Exton, PA
610-981-8000
www.agi.com
Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Power Systems Find Use in Multiple Future Space Vehicles
DC-DC power systems
VPT
Blacksburg, VA
540-552-5000
www.vpt-inc.com
Application Briefs : Green Design & Manufacturing
Oil Recycling System Controls Contamination
OilTrac™ fluid maintenance program/oil recycling system
COMO Filtration Systems
Janesville, WI
608-756-3838
www.como.biz
Application Briefs : Motion Control
Hundreds of Gearmotors Drive Times Square Scrolling Sign

With a zoning ordinance requiring businesses to throw up big, bright, eye-catching signs, Times Square in New York City has an illuminated-sign density rivaling Las Vegas. When Toys “R” Us moved into the neighborhood, it contacted Revolution Display Systems, (Toronto, Canada) to create...

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Drive Retrofit Update Enables Smoke-Removal System at Atlanta Airport

When the City of Atlanta finalized plans for the capital-improvement project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, an integral part of the 10-year, $5.4 billion project included upgrading the ventilation system of the underground Automated People Mover (APM)....

Application Briefs : Motion Control
Device Simulates Spine Motions

The spine is the most complex mechanical system in the human body. With the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Instron (Norwood, MA) is utilizing the BioPuls™ Multi-Axial Spine Testing System to characterize the multi-axial dynamism of the backbone. Such testing will help further the understanding of spine...

Application Briefs : Physical Sciences
Human Physiological Model Helps Evaluate NASA's Liquid Cooling Garments
Advanced Automotive Manikin
(ADAM) human physiological model
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
303-275-3000
www.nrel.gov