Find the latest advancements in the software used in simulation software, CAD, CAM, CAE, and mathematical and scientific software. Access technical and application briefs from NASA and other major research labs.

Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Question of the Week: Automotive
Do Software Advancements Make You Feel Safe in an Autonomous Vehicle?

Our lead story today features self-driving car software that prevents accidents by understanding and anticipating safe traffic behaviors.

The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
How to Perform Accurate, Automated 3D Fatigue Crack Growth Predictions

This 30-minute Webinar demonstrates how to use your own CAD models and FEA tools to perform accurate, automated 3D component-level fatigue crack growth predictions.

White Papers: Medical
Multicore Systems Management: Hypervisor or Multicore Framework

With increasing application of multicore to embedded devices, a number of important decisions are necessary to ensure optimal design. One such decision concerns the overall...

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Executive Forum: Machine Learning & AI
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Application Briefs: Software
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.

A NASA team is working on Mars robot autonomy to make future rovers more intelligent, to enhance safety, to improve productivity, and to drive faster and farther. Two novel...

To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Can NASA "joystick" the landing of the next Mars rover? A Tech Briefs reader asks our NASA expert.

In the fast-growing domain of electric vehicle development, many challenges exist. Range anxiety and cost are adoption barriers, in addition to...

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
This potentially eliminates the need for future re-synchronizations.
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....

Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Products: Test & Measurement
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...

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