Application Briefs : Imaging
ADAS Design – Specialized Chipsets Do the Job

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are improving driver and pedestrian safety, providing vehicle capabilities such as pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, collision avoidance,...

Application Briefs : Test & Measurement
Hyperspectral Imaging – Teaching Robots to See

Hyperspectral imaging is an exciting and promising new technology. When combined with modern machine learning software and actuators such as robots, air-jets, or flippers, hyperspectral...

Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS Deformable Mirrors Enable Imaging of Earth-Sized Extra-Solar Planets

The NASA-sponsored space exploration project, PICTURE (Planet Imaging Concept Testbed Using a Rocket Experiment), seeks to obtain a direct image of an extra-solar giant planet. The PICTURE telescope, which uses a BMC deformable mirror for adaptive optic wavefront control,...

Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS Mirror Will Aid Space-Based Imaging
Microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based deformable mirror
Boston Micromachines Corp. (BMC)
Cambridge, MA
617-868-4178
www.bostonmicromachines.com

Boston Micromachines was awarded a Phase 1 NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to support space-based...

Application Briefs : Medical
Spiralock Fasteners Safeguard Reliability for Medical Lasers and Implants

Failure is not an option when it comes to medical equipment. From critical or sensitive devices like lasers, MRI scanners, knee joints, and implantable pacemakers to instruments as straightforward as stethoscopes, when life is at stake, medical equipment must be...

Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Connectors Provide Signal Reliability for Mars Science Laboratory
Compact PCI (cPCI) Connectors
Hypertronics Corporation
Hudson, MA
978-568-0451
www.hypertronics.com

Hypertronics’ space-grade Compact PCI (cPCI) connectors were selected by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for use on the Mars Science...

Application Briefs : Aerospace
Computational Fluid Dynamics Aids Aerospace Apps

Just a few years ago, the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in most aerospace companies was restricted to pure research or troubleshooting problems with existing designs. But in the past few years, newly available CFD tools are fully embedded in the mainstream mechanical design environment...

Application Briefs : Green Design & Manufacturing
Oil Recycling System Controls Contamination
OilTrac™ fluid maintenance program/oil recycling system
COMO Filtration Systems
Janesville, WI
608-756-3838
www.como.biz
Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom-Built Machining Centers Create Telescope Mirrors
Custom horizontal machining centers
Mitsui Seiki USA
Franklin Lakes, NJ
201-337-1300
www.mitsuiseiki.com

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