Transportation

Briefs: Lighting
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Transportation
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Aerospace
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Energy
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Imaging
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Imaging
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Transportation
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Briefs: Automotive
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer, and about 20% more efficient.
Briefs: Materials
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
Briefs: Materials
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Automotive
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The camera collects the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, corrosion detection, and other applications.
Briefs: Transportation
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Imaging
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Software
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This battery would enable a 10-minute electrical vehicle recharge.

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