Imaging

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

Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Streaming Software Speeds Apps
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Model Predicts Breaking Point of Conducting Material
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
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.
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
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.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Helping Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Modular Toolbox Builds Safe Robots
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Briefs: Motion Control
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.

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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.

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