Imaging

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

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
Briefs: Materials
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Briefs: Imaging
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Software
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs: Materials
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
Briefs: Materials
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
Briefs: Medical
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal's quantum properties.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Briefs: Automotive

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
This retractable de-orbit device facilitates targeted re-entry, attitude and orbital control, and collision avoidance.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.

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