Electronics & Software



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.

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Software
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
A higher-order network could be built that looks for subtle changes in data that point to suspicious activity.
Briefs: Software
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Open source microcontroller technologies in industrially hardened form factors address critical applications.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Users can edit the shape of a model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
Question of the Week: Transportation
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.

Blog: Transportation
The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
Podcasts: Imaging

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
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Application Briefs: Software
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.
Briefs: Materials
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
INSIDER: Motion Control

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...

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

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

Briefs: Materials
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Software
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
Briefs: AR/AI
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.