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

Briefs: Imaging
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
Briefs: Materials
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Wearables
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
Briefs: Medical
A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: Imaging
A new CT scan method using intense synchrotron radiation produces higher quality images within milliseconds.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Optically Reconfigurable Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals
These re-writeable materials have applications in data storage and encryption, energy transducers, and optical display technologies.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Briefs: Defense
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Briefs: Internet of Things
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: Test & Measurement
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: Imaging
The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Briefs: Imaging
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.