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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Simple Cell Balance Circuit

A method has been developed for continuous cell voltage balancing for rechargeable batteries (e.g. lithium ion batteries). A resistor divider chain is provided that generates a set of voltages representing the ideal cell voltage (the voltage of each cell should be as if the cells were perfectly balanced). An...

Previous development testbeds have assumed that the developer was physically present in front of the hardware being used. No provision for remote operation of basic functions...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Command and Data Handling Flight Electronics Subsystem

A document describes a high-performance, modular, and state-of-the-art Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system developed for use on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. This system implements a complete hardware C&DH subsystem in a single chassis...

Briefs: Software
Doppler Lidar Signal Processing Suite (DLiSPS)

DLiSPS is a collection of software modules that processes lidar data and displays/archives the output products. It has the same features as the real-time version written in C++, except the hardware control capability, with many other functionalities for off-line lidar signal processing. DLiSPS is...

Briefs: Software
3D Visualization for Phoenix Mars Lander Science Operations

Planetary surface exploration missions present considerable operational challenges in the form of substantial communication delays, limited communication windows, and limited communication bandwidth. A 3D visualization software was developed and delivered to the 2008 Phoenix Mars Lander...

Briefs: Software
System-of-Systems Technology-Portfolio- Analysis Tool

Advanced Technology Life-cycle Analysis System (ATLAS) is a system-of-systems technology-portfolio-analysis software tool. ATLAS affords capabilities to (1) compare estimates of the mass and cost of an engineering system based on competing technological concepts; (2) estimate life-cycle costs...

Briefs: Software
VESGEN Software for Mapping and Quantification of Vascular Regulators

VESsel GENeration (VESGEN) Analysis is an automated software that maps and quantifies effects of vascular regulators on vascular morphology by analyzing important vessel parameters. Quantification parameters include vessel diameter, length, branch points, density, and fractal...

Briefs: Software
Constructing a Database From Multiple 2D Images for Camera Pose Estimation and Robot Localization

The LMDB (Landmark Database) Builder software identifies persistent image features (“landmarks”) in a scene viewed multiple times and precisely estimates the landmarks’ 3D world positions. The software receives as input multiple 2D images of...

Briefs: Software
Adaption of G-TAG Software for Validating Touch and Go Asteroid Sample Return Design Methodology

A software tool is used to demonstrate the feasibility of Touch and Go (TAG) sampling for Asteroid Sample Return missions. TAG is a concept whereby a spacecraft is in contact with the surface of a small body, such as a comet or asteroid, for a few...

Approximately 75 percent of electricity used in the U.S. is produced by coal-burning power plants that expel carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Berkeley Lab researchers are searching for...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Solar cells, light emitting diodes, displays and other electronic devices could get a bump in performance because of a discovery at the...

Articles: Lighting Technology
LED Packaging with Silicone Encapsulants

When working together, the packager and silicone provider should take into account several details. One major consideration is the methodology used when packaging an LED, such as surface mount LED,...

Articles: Lighting
Bringing the Heat

LED, semiconductor, and package designers use complex thermal analysis software to analyze their products, but the analysis is only as good as the data provided. Reliable clarification of heat data upstream and downstream...

Briefs: Lighting
Micro-Cavity Arrays

It was not too long ago that basic science lectures began with the three forms of matter: gases, liquids and solids—and somewhere along the line plasmas were occasionally added to the list. But to be precise, a plasma...

Looking for an item in a large department store or mall can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but that could change thanks to a hybrid location identification system that uses radio frequency...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Covert Aircraft Landing Lights

Covert lighting on military aircraft is increasingly being implemented on existing airframes to create a compatible environment for pilots using night vision goggles during flight. This retrofitting procedure...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Aircraft Cockpit and Cabin Lighting
Lumex, Palatine, Illinois

Due to the significant performance benefits they provide, LED and LCD technologies are replacing traditional incandescent bulb fixtures in more and more places throughout the...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Night Vision Compatible LED Indicators

Wilbrecht LEDCO’s new Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible LEDs are designed for avionics applications that require night vision compatibility. Available in green, yellow, white and red in...

Techs for License: Lighting
Extensible Light-Sensing LED Array

New technology developed at NDSU uses an extensible array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a means of sensing incident light levels. This light-sensing LED array can be used to construct highly-dynamic...

Techs for License: Lighting
Heterocycles for Use in Electronic Devices

Synthesis of heterocyclic aromatic compounds has been pursued for a long time by chemists in order to analyze their properties and potential applications in biomedical and materials sciences including electronic devices such as organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and in hydrogen storage.

Products: Lighting
Power Supplies

Green Watt Power (Concord, CA) has announced the GLC-150 Series of AC/DC LED power supplies. The GLC-150 Series has a universal / full range AC input voltage of 100 — 277 VAC. The power supplies offer 150W output power and...

Products: Lighting
Step-Up Converter

The ZLED7015 step-up converter from ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany) features an integrated 35V power switch for high-brightness LEDs. The input voltage ranges from 6V to 30V. The converter, which includes a 0.3V voltage feedback...

Products: Lighting
LED Driver Selection Tool

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) has introduced an online selection tool that enables users to rapidly identify the appropriate power supply reference design for an LED lighting application. The LED Design Selector...

Products: Lighting
Film Capacitors

TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corporation (Uniondale, NY), has extended its range of EPCOS MKP film capacitors with the B32671L8 and B32672L9 series. The high-voltage (2000 VDC) capacitors are available with reduced...

Products: Lighting
LED Flash Controller

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) offers the STCF04 chip, an integrated camera flash and torch controller that raises the maximum power of an LED flash module to over 40 Watts. The device also provides extra flash...

Products: Lighting
Infrared Emitters

Opto Diode Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has introduced three infrared (IR) emitters. The OD-850W gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) LED features a wide-emission angle and typical optical output of 40mW at 100mA. The...

Products: Lighting
Indicator LEDs

The QuasarBrite™ panel mount indicator LED from Lumex (Palatine, IL) operates with 120 VAC power that can be taken directly out of the main power source. The device is available in a round configuration with a 7mm diameter....

Products: Lighting
Low/Mid Power LEDs

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) offers a series of low/mid power LEDs especially suited for use in solid state lighting. The Low/Mid Power LED series is directed towards light bar replacement and...

Products: Lighting
Fiber Optic Light Module

Excelitas Technologies Corp. (Waltham, MA) has released the XLM Plus Fiber Optic Illuminator Module with Electronics. The Light Module has integrated electronic circuitry for safety alarms, error modes, and power...

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