Imaging

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

The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Briefs : Software
Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Interact with Virtual Objects
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modular Toolbox Builds Safe Robots
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Robot Performs Complex Maneuvers
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal's quantum properties.
Briefs : Transportation
Precision Low-Speed Motor Controller
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.

Radar technologies were originally designed to identify and track airborne military targets. Today, they're more often used to detect motor vehicles, weather formations,...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
De-Orbit Device for SmallSats
This retractable de-orbit device facilitates targeted re-entry, attitude and orbital control, and collision avoidance.
Briefs : Imaging
Human Torso Simulator
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Technique Uses X-Rays to Detect Defective Computer Chips
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
The method could impact optical imaging, vision correction, and disease diagnosis.
Briefs : Imaging
Camera Enables Surgeons to More Easily Identify Cancerous Tissue

Many surgeons rely on sight and touch to find cancerous tissue during surgery. Large hospitals or cancer treatment centers may also use experimental near-infrared fluorescent agents that bind to tumors so surgeons can see them on specialized displays. These machines are costly,...

Thermal cameras like forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors are actively deployed on aerial and ground vehicles, in watch towers, and at check points for surveillance purposes. More recently,...

Researchers have developed a new self-calibrating endoscope that produces 3D images of objects smaller than a single cell without a lens or any optical, electrical, or...

High quality camera performance on mobile devices has proven to be one of the features that most end-users aim for. The importance of optical image quality improvement and the trend to have thinner and thinner...

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