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LED-Based Lighting is Two Times Brighter Than Other Technology

Code 3’s TriCore is an LED-based optical lighting technology that is two times brighter than other technology currently on the market, according to the company. It uses only one-third the power of conventional lighting systems, yielding higher watt-for-watt efficiency. The...

Bright light from sources such as the Earth or bright stars is scattered on surfaces of scientific instruments and creates noise in scientific observations. All scientific instruments have...

John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) provides rocket engine propulsion testing for NASA’s space programs. There are occasions when it would be useful to have a portable, mobile data acquisition...

The given technology involves a novel method in achieving high-efficiency group III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes emitting in the visible regime...

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a novel organic light-emitting diode (OLED) architecture that reduces the number of individual layers in the device without...

Innovations in materials, structures, and systems concepts have enabled buoyant vehicles to play an expanding role in planning NASA’s future Solar System Exploration Program. Balloons and aerobots...

Tech Needs
Treatment System to Enable Re-Use of Waste Water

An organization seeks a low-cost way to render dirty, contaminant-filled water clean enough to use for washing or sanitary purposes. The treatment system should reduce dirt particles, lower pH levels, and remove surfactants like linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS). A large water treatment plant...

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Oxygen Barrier Coating on Anodized Aluminum Substrate

A company is interested in licensing a film material that can be printed, sprayed, or transferred onto an anodized aluminum surface, such that the applied layer prevents oxygen from reaching and reacting with copper or other colored metals that are electro-deposited into the alumina pores....

Atmosphere revitalization (AR) systems control carbon dioxide, humidity, and trace chemical contaminant levels in a crewed spacecraft cabin atmosphere to provide a safe,...

Techs for License
Self-Healing Slide Ring Material Paint

A slide ring material (SRM) paint is able to heal a majority of surface scratches by itself. When disturbed by minor abrasions, the paint’s cross-linked molecules retain mobility, and the oleophilic polyrotaxane coating redistributes its tension to slide back into place along the polymer chains, erasing...

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Electronic Device for Damping Impacts

Springs, polymers, and pneumatic or hydraulic devices react to impacts, but a recently developed damping technology calculates and controls the forces that should be applied. Within the device, two electromagnets with different polarities are put in contact, and the repulsion force is used against the forces...

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Sanitizing and Disinfection Methods Without UV, Chemicals, or Liquid

A company seeks a way to disinfect and sanitize hands and surfaces that does not depend on chemicals for bacteria kill, does not involve applying liquid, and does not use UV light. The method may be active or passive and must kill or remove microbes from a surface (hands or...

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High-Barrier Flexible Food Packaging for Long-Duration Storage

A company seeks a flexible, non-foil, food-grade packaging that offers high oxygen and moisture barriers. The packaging must withstand high-temperature processing, high-pressure processing, or microwave processing. It should be lightweight, and able to protect food for up to five...

NASA Tech Needs
Thermal and Mechanical Stability Challenges for the LISA Mission

LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is one of the most challenging missions to be undertaken by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). This mission will provide, among other data products, direct proof of the existence of Gravitational Waves. The LISA instrument measures...