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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Development Software Handles High-Integrity Space Applications
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Using the Virtual Prototype of the S32G Safe and Secure Vehicle Network Processor in Production

The challenge with highly complex automotive devices is to bring up the software as soon as the silicon becomes available, which applies to the entire automotive ecosystem, including internal teams, software partners, and external customers....

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Products: Software
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
New software sets the stage for A.I.-enabled robotic prostheses that predict user terrain and initiate mechanical changes accordingly.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
The Role of Analytics in the Digital Twin

In the era of Industry 4.0, the digital twin has emerged as a new technology that brings together physical and simulated information to deliver greater value from existing resources. When paired with the latest in analytics, digital twins can lead to better decision making at each step of the...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
Application and Use of Virtual ECUs Within an AUTOSAR Software Development Environment

The AUTOSAR Classic Platform architecture is now widely used across the automobile industry to address the complex interaction between hardware, software, and physical components. The AUTOSAR Classic methodology requires powerful software development...

There are several safety concerns for patients with metallic implants who require MRIs, including magnetic forces, torques, radio-frequency-induced heating,...

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
Briefs: AR/AI
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
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: Data Acquisition
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.
The method slashes battery testing times — a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.
This framework determines regional landslide probability in near real time.
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
Briefs: Information Technology
Streaming Software Speeds Apps
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
PLCs Directly Access Internet Information
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Tech Talks: Software
Analyzing Vibration Examples with Free Software Toolbox

Testing and development engineers need to analyze shock and vibration data through every stage of product development, manufacturing, transportation, and maintenance, but this data analysis can be complex. In this Tech Talk, an expert demonstrates the many analysis functions...

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