Spinoff: Public Safety
Smoke Mask

Smoke inhalation injury from the noxious products of fire combustion accounts for as much as 80 percent of fire-related deaths in the United States. Many of these deaths are preventable. Smoke Mask, Inc. (SMI), of Myrtle...

A unique sensor developed by ProVision Technologies, a NASA Commercial Space Center housed by the Institute for Technology Development, produces hyperspectral images with cutting-edge...

Spinoff: Public Safety
A Brighter Choice for Safety

Emergency exit signs can be lifesavers, but only if they remain visible when people need them. All too often, power losses or poor visibility can render the signs ineffective. Luna Technologies...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
A Gold Medal Finish

In February of 1998, the U.S. Speedskating Team was coming off of a performance that yielded a silver medal and a bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Determined to win the coveted gold...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Home Insulation With the Stroke of a Brush

Painting the interior or the exterior of a house can be quite an arduous task, but few realize that adding a fresh splash of color to the walls and siding of their homes can lead to...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Putting Fuel Cells to the Test

If research has its way, an electrochemical device capable of converting energy into electricity and heat will become the impetus behind the next generation of automobiles, superseding the internal...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
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...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
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...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
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...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Processing at the Speed of Light

Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) are critical elements in optical processing systems used for imaging, displaying, data storage, communications, and other applications. By taking advantage of the...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Going Places No Infrared Temperature Devices Have Gone Before

Exergen Corporation's noncontact IRt/c™ sensor (middle) measures tire temperature for the Ola Nordell Racing Team's top dragster. An accompanying laser is used...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Designing It Smart With SIV

When research staff at NASA's Glenn Research Center developed and patented Stereo Imaging Velocimetry (SIV), the world's first three-dimensional (3-D), full-field quantitative and qualitative analysis...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Lending a Helping Hand

Barrett Technology,® Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, received the 2003 Robotic Industries Association's Joseph Engelberger Award for Technology Leadership based on successful commercialization of its...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Conducting the Heat

Heat conduction plays an important role in the efficiency and life span of electronic components. To keep electronic components running efficiently and at a proper temperature, thermal management systems...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Creating With Carbon

The Horizon600 hand-held spectrometer can perform analyses on 20 different chemical elements within seconds.

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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,...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
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...