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Application Briefs: Aerospace
CAD-Based Process Analyzes Lidar Interferometer Instrument

Comet software
Comet Solutions
Cincinnati, OH

A Structural-Thermal-Optical-Performance (STOP) analysis is an...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Plasma Etching System Expands Device Processing Capability at JPL

Apex SLR ICP etch system
Advanced Vacuum, a Plasma-Therm Co.
Saint Petersburg, FL

An Advanced Vacuum inductively...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-Ton Hydraulic Forming Press

Southern Manufacturing Group (SMG) of Morrison, TN, makes automotive components and industrial valves. In 2012, the automation system for its 175-ton hydraulic forming press...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Prepare RoboSimian for Tasks Beyond Disaster Response

RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is designed to operate in environments too dangerous or difficult for human intervention, such as...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Energy Harvester Uses RF Waves to Power Air Pollution Sensors

As more connected devices enter the market and see wider adoption by an ever increasing number of industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding.

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Robot Simulation Software Lets NASA Study Conditions on Planetary Surfaces

Energid Technologies
Cambridge, MA

For obvious reasons, conditions on lunar and planetary surfaces can...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Radiation Detectors Help NASA Understand Planets from Orbiters and Landers

Brimrose Corporation of America
Sparks, MD

Brimrose is developing radiation detectors that can improve NASA’s...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Manufacturing OLED Lighting

Organic Light Emitting Diode (“OLED”) lighting panels are thin planar area light sources that are naturally diffuse, low glare, high color rendering, cool to the touch, highly energy efficient and highly...

Application Briefs: Imaging
‘Internal Fingerprint’ Imaging Offers Deeper Authentication

A new technology developed by researchers from The Langevin Institute (Paris, France) enables subsurface imaging of the finger. The “internal fingerprint,” according to the...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
NASA Turns to 3D Metal Printing for SLS Propulsion Program

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Valencia, CA

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center...

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