White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Stamping Design Guidelines

Metal Stamping provides an economical way to produce quantities of parts that can possess many qualities, including strength, durability, wear resistance, good conductive properties, and stability. In this paper,...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Precision Detector Conductance Definition via Ballistic Thermal Transport

This innovation could be applied in the development of bolometric detector array sensors.

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thermal Spraying of Coatings Using Resonant Pulsed Combustion

This is a high-volume, high-velocity surface deposition of protective metallic and other coatings on surfaces.

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In-Situ Mixing, Degassing, Decavitation, and Extrusion Modules for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printers

A resonant acoustics mixing mechanism equipped with high-vacuum pulling capacity will be employed.

John H. Glenn...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stable, Flat Packaging Concepts for Large Detector Arrays

Applications include packing of back-illuminated and delta-doped arrays without damage to sensitive surfaces.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dual-Polarized W-Band Metal Patch Antenna Element for Phased Array Applications

W-band active phased array antennas have a very small inter-element pitch (≈2 mm). In this innovation, instead of trying to integrate isolators into the unit cell to...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Uniformly Etched Lateral Gratings Applied to Pre-existing Ridge Waveguides

New technology is 100 times smaller and has fewer components with possibly the same performance.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Precision Thin Film Metal Liftoff Technique

This process can be used by industries that need to fabricate microelectronic devices and superconducting sensors.

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Reusable Integrated Instrument Control and Computing Platform

This reusable hardware/software platform has applications in embedded systems and digital signal processing applications in small spacecraft, airborne avionics, and instrument...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Expendable Cooling System for Venus Lander Concept

The concept could be applicable to the trucking industry to provide temporary cooling where power is not readily available.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

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