Software

Access our comprehensive library of technical briefs on software, from engineering experts at NASA and major government, university, and commercial laboratories.

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Briefs: Aerospace
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Aerospace
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Aerospace
This model can be used to design better aircraft without having to wait months for supercomputer calculations.
Briefs: Aerospace
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Briefs: Materials
The functioning human heart pump provides a model to track and trace what happens at the cell and molecular levels in the pump structure.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Briefs: Software
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.
Briefs: Software
High-Fidelity Sonic Boom Propagation Tool
The sBOOMTraj software tool predicts and mitigates ground noise generated during supersonic flight.
Briefs: Software
Space Weather Database
The DONKI application provides daily interpretations of space weather observations, analysis, and models.
Briefs: Automotive
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.
Briefs: Imaging
Rather than using supecomputers, heart function simulation can be performed at the CT scanner.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Briefs: Imaging
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Software
A higher-order network could be built that looks for subtle changes in data that point to suspicious activity.
Briefs: Materials
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
Briefs: Materials
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Briefs: AR/AI
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.

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