Application Briefs

Articles: Photonics/Optics
3D Machine Vision Using Laser Triangulation

Applications for 3D machine vision are rapidly expanding in a variety of industries for several reasons. The first is that vision systems can lower production costs by increasing yields and/or reducing...

Articles: Aerospace
Software Helps NASA Simulate Performance of James Webb Telescope

Femap™ engineering simulation software
Siemens PLM Software
Plano, TX

Scheduled for launch in 2018, the James...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Advanced Holography Offers 3D Fire Measurements

In a propellant fire, large molten aluminum drops form at the burning surface. The drops are lofted into the environment and can severely damage anything that they fall on. Liquid breakup must be...

Briefs: Imaging
Cameras Provide Critical Data for NASA Rocket’s First Flight

On March 11, NASA tested the powerful five-segment booster for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System. To provide critical data for the rocket’s first flight, eight cameras...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Thermoplastic Racks Open Up New Motion Control Applications

Rack and pinions are linear actuators that play a critical role in a wide range of linear motion control applications. While rack and pinions are commonly thought of as a timeless...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
3D-Printed Functional Antenna Arrays Operate on Exterior of COSMIC-2 Satellites

FDM® (Fused Deposition Modeling™) technology and ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (RedEye, Solid Concepts, and Harvest Technologies)...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Intelligent Photonic Multi-Sensor Solutions

With the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly rising in front of us, it would be easy to get caught in the trap of thinking that both the trajectory and applications will be somewhat predictable. While...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA, UCF Professor Send Sensor to Stratosphere

Planetary Atmospheres Minor Species Sensor (PAMSS)
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Using a high-altitude balloon, NASA and a team led by University of...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Waggle Platform Offers Possible Key to the ‘Smart City’

Data Collection Platform
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL

As urban populations expand, some experts envision “smarter” cities, where...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA Sensors Detect Aircraft Icing Hazards

Atmospheric Icing Sensors
Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH

NASA’s Glenn Research Center scientists are sending up weather balloons to read...

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