Solid-state lighting (SSL) has been identified as a technology innovation that can significantly impact the future of lighting solutions that will meet new U.S. energy efficiency standards for...

Dr. Jim Green began his NASA career in 1980 at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Magnetospheric Physics Branch where he developed and managed the Space...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Crew Test Module Provides Launch Escape System
New Shepard rocket-propelled vehicle Blue Origin
Kent, WA
253-872-0411 www.blueorigin.com

Blue Origin has received funding from NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev)...

Application Briefs: Information Technology
Enterprise Systems Help Consolidate NASA’s IT and Data Services
Enterprise application and information technology services
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)
McLean, VA
703-676-4300
www.saic.com

SAIC...

Application Briefs: Information Technology
IT Services Support NASA Scientists and Engineers
Information technology services
DB Consulting Group
Silver Spring, MD
301-589-4020
www.dbconsultinggroup.com

DB Consulting Group provides NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH with a variety of professional, administrative, computational, and engineering...

Endo Tools Therapeutics (ETT) is a medical device company based in Brussels, Belgium that was established in 2008. The company was formed after an innovative research...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Motion Components Optimize Performance of Liquid Chromatography System

Pricing pressures, intense competition, and strict regulatory demands are challenging scientists and researchers in the fast-growing, highly-regulated pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, and environmental industries to make important breakthroughs faster...

The lighting needs at the 460,000-square foot headquarters facility of Maines Paper and Food Service, Inc., a food distributor serving customers in 35 states, were recently re-evaulated....

Application Briefs: Lighting
Shopping Plaza Parking Lot Lighting-Retrofit

A Manchester, NH T.J.Maxx shopping plaza parking lot has been retrofitted with BetaLED luminaires. CBT Development of Greenland, NH was incurring high costs for parking lot maintenance from...

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Keon Jae Lee, a professor in KAIST's Department of Materials...

Products: Energy
LED Driver ICs

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) offers seven new members of its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements,...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
Mid-Range Power MOSFETs

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a family of DirectFET®plus power MOSFETs featuring IR’s new generation of silicon that sets a standard in efficiency for 12V input synchronous buck...

Products: Energy
Power Modules

National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules to drive high output voltage applications in a variety of markets including industrial and communications infrastructure. The power...

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC3810H-5, a high input voltage synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with specifications for junction temperatures up to 150°C. The...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2010 Create the Future Design Contest Winners E-Book

The 2010 Create the Future Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., PTC, and Tech Briefs Media Group (publishers of NASA Tech Briefs), recognized innovation in product design in six categories: Consumer Products, Machinery & Equipment, Medical, Safety & Security, Sustainable Technologies,...

Siemens PLM Software, Plano, TX, has released Solid Edge® software ST3, a hybrid 2D/3D design tool that features the company’s Synchronous Technology (ST), which accelerates product design, streamlines...

Oriel® (Stratford, CT) has announced a new uniformity measurement tool for measuring the uniformity of irradiance at the sample plane of solar simulators. The new PV tool is equipped...

Products: Photonics/Optics
RGB Combiners

RGB combiners from CASIX Inc. (Fuzhou, Fujian, China) combine the three fundamental colors (Red, Green and Blue) to produce the desired visible color output through the proper modulator (e.g. LCD, LCOS). It could be potentially...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Picosecond Laser

TRUMPF’s (Farmington, CT) has expanded its lineup of diode pumped disk lasers with the TruMicro 5250 compact picosecond (ps) laser. The ps-laser is based on disk technology and combines 6 ps pulses with a diffraction...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Miniature M3-F Focus Module

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced its M3-F focus module for miniature OEM cameras used in handheld products; portable biometric sensors; targeting, surveillance and security systems; and medical...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fluorescence Imaging Filter Sets

Semrock (Rochester, NY) has released four new optical filter sets for fluorescence imaging which enable the choice of substantially increased brightness or enhanced contrast when imaging the fluorescent...

Products: Photonics/Optics
30-Die, Near-Infrared LED Array

Opto Diode Corporation (Newbury Park, CA) has developed the first in a series of high power LED arrays, the OD-850-30-030. The new 30- die near-infrared (NIR) LED array delivers more efficient operation and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Time Delay Integration Cameras

The C10000-601 and C10000-701 series TDI (time delay integration) cameras from Hamamatsu (Bridgewater, NJ) feature back-thinned CCD image sensors with 4096 horizontal pixels and 128 TDI stages (vertical...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Ultra-Low-Light Color Cameras

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) has launched its ChromaNox line of EMCCD low light security cameras. Incorporating advanced EMCCD (electron multiplied CCD) technology, the ChromaNox cameras are available in VGA...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Spectroscopy Software Module

A new add-on module for Ocean Optics’ (Dunedin, FL) SpectraSuite Spectrometer Operating Software allows users of the company’s miniature spectrometers and Jaz optical sensing systems to calculate...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser Beam Analysis Software

Ophir-Spiricon (Logan, UT) announced recently that Beam-Gage®, the company's next generation laser beam analysis software, now supports the XEVA InGaAs NIR Camera for demanding applications. XEVA delivers high...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High-Power Polarization Beamsplitter Cubes

Dayoptics (Fuzhou, Fujian, China) manufactures high-power polarization beamsplitter cubes (PBS) based on optical bonding technology which can withstand >15J/cm2 @1064nm 20ns, 20Hz. The advantages...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High-Speed Color Cameras

DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has launched a new series within its Genieô line of GigE Vision®-compliant cameras designed for high-speed color acquisition with uncompromised image...

Leybold Optics (Cary, NC) is now offering direct monitoring on box coaters with planet (double rotation) configuration. Optical monitoring is used in optical thin film production, in addition to...

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