Imaging

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

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Imaging
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: Electronics & Computers
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Briefs: Imaging
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Briefs: Imaging
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Imaging
Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.
Briefs: Imaging
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Materials
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Briefs: Imaging
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
Briefs: Imaging
A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
Briefs: Materials
A new CT scan method using intense synchrotron radiation produces higher quality images within milliseconds.
Briefs: Motion Control
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Briefs: Imaging
By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks such as setting a table.
Briefs: Defense
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optically Reconfigurable Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals
These re-writeable materials have applications in data storage and encryption, energy transducers, and optical display technologies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.

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