Widely used for the modeling of gas flows through the computation of the motion and collisions of representative molecules, the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method has become...

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Sensing the Tension

Spanning over 4 decades, NASA's bolt tension monitoring technology has benefited automakers, airplane builders, and other major manufacturers that rely on the devices to evaluate the performance of computerized...

A NASA-developed aerodynamic simulation tool is ensuring the safety of future space operations while providing designers and engineers with an automated, highly accurate computer...

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Keeping Communication Continuous

General Dynamics Decision Systems employees have played a role in supplying telemetry, tracking, and control (TT&C) and other communications systems to NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense...

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Precise Measurement for Manufacturing

A metrology instrument known as PhaseCam™ supports a wide range of applications, from testing large optics to controlling factory production processes. This dynamic interferometer system...

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Easier Analysis With Rocket Science

Analyzing rocket engines is one of Marshall Space Flight Center's specialties. When Marshall engineers lacked a software program flexible enough to meet their needs for analyzing rocket engine...

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A Closer Look at Quality Control

Spectrometers, which are durable, lightweight, and compact instruments, are a requirement for NASA deep space science missions, especially as NASA strives to conduct these missions with smaller...

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Supporting the Growing Needs of the GIS Industry

Remotely sensed imagery collected from orbiting satellites and airborne platforms is playing a vital role in a society driven by a constant need for information. The value of these...

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Nanoscale Liquid Jets Shape New Line of Business

Just as a pistol shrimp stuns its prey by quickly closing its oversized claw to shoot out a shock-inducing, high-velocity jet of water, NanoMatrix, Inc., is sending shockwaves...

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Solutions for Hot Situations

From the company that brought the world an integral heating and cooling food service system after originally developing it for NASA's Apollo Program, comes yet another orbital offshoot: a product that can be...

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Building Safer Systems With SpecTRM

System safety, an integral component in software development, often poses a challenge to engineers designing computer-based systems. While the relaxed constraints on software design allow for...

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Keeping Cool With Solar-Powered Refrigeration

Pioneered by NASA to provide power for satellites and spacecraft, photovoltaics is a viable source of energy used to light over 1 million rural homes around the world. Photovoltaic...

A new class of computing architectures and processing systems, which use reconfigurable hardware, is creating a revolutionary approach to implementing future spacecraft...

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The Logical Extension

The same software controlling autonomous and crew-assisted operations for the International Space Station (ISS) is enabling commercial enterprises to integrate and automate manual operations, also known as...

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Remote Transmission at High Speed

NASA's need for a more accurate way to collect data from propulsion tests provided Omni Technologies, of New Orleans, Louisiana, an opportunity to codevelop and market the solution. The FOTR-125,...

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Mapping a Better Vintage

Environmental factors throughout a vineyard can significantly influence the overall quality of wine. Winegrowers have known for centuries that grapes harvested from different areas of a vineyard will...

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Promising More Information

When NASA needed a real-time, online database system capable of tracking documentation changes in its propulsion test facilities, engineers at Stennis Space Center joined with ECT International, of...

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Free-Flowing Solutions for CFD

Licensed to over 1,500 customers worldwide, an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) post-processor with a quick learning curve is consistently providing engineering solutions, with just the...

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Prompt and Precise Prototyping

For Sanders Design International, Inc., of Wilton, New Hampshire, every passing second between the concept and realization of a product is essential to succeed in the rapid prototyping...

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A Tutor That's Up to the Task

Present advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are opening the doors to virtual classroom and training environments where students and trainees are getting undivided attention with one-on-one...

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Easy and Accessible Imaging Software

DATASTAR, Inc., of Picayune, Mississippi, has taken NASA's award-winning Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS) program and evolved it into a user-friendly desktop application...

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Thermographic Inspections Save Skins and Prevent Blackouts

To help ensure the safety of the Nation's aging fleet of commercial aircraft, NASA's Langley Research Center developed "scanning thermography" technology that...

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Multiplying Electrons With Diamond

As researchers in the Space Communications Division of NASA's Glenn Research Center in 1992, Dr. Gerald Mearini, Dr. Isay Krainsky, and Dr. James Dayton made a secondary electron emission...