Imaging

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

Briefs: Imaging
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
Briefs: Imaging
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Briefs: Medical
High-Performance, Low-Field MRI for Cardiac and Lung Imaging
The system could enhance image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat disease and make medical imaging more affordable and accessible.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Automotive
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
Briefs: Imaging
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
Briefs: AR/AI
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Materials
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
Briefs: Imaging
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Briefs: Materials
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Researchers tackled the problem using a geophysical measurement called seismic anisotropy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.

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