Physical Sciences

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
An Alternative Molecular Sexing Method for the Florida Scrub-jay

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A new method of molecular sexing is described that helps to understand population dynamics of the Florida Scrub-jay (FSJ). FSJ is an...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Science Simulator

This program simulates ocean topography observations for generating ocean circulation models.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

The...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Digital Elevation Model Maker (DEMmaker)

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

The DEMmaker suite of software applications produces data products containing surface shape, reflectivity, and geomorphology (craters and rocks) for a...

Briefs: Energy
Pumped Subsea Energy Storage

This technique would be applicable to offshore oil platforms and energy storage for public utilities.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

A local energy source is...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A Continuous-Flow, Microfluidic, Microwave-Assisted Chemical Reactor

In industrial synthetic chemistry laboratories, reactions are generally carried out using batch-mode methodologies, stepwise reactions, and purifications to generate a final...

Articles: Physical Sciences
Monolithic Dual Telescope for Compact Biaxial Lidar

A document discusses the Ultra Compact Cloud Physics Lidar, a biaxial lidar with a narrow receiver field of view. It requires tight optical alignment between the transmitter and receiver paths...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Ultra-Low-Maintenance Portable Ocean Power Station

The goals of this research are to develop a relatively inexpensive, compact, and modular power package for deep offshore oil drilling or other undersea applications that provides 2 to 5 MW...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Alternating Magnetic Field Forces for Satellite Formation Flying

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Orbiting a large number of satellites in fixed formations will be critical to many future space missions, especially large-scale...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Multiplexer for Multiple Sensors in a Vacuum Chamber

The multiplexer reduces the number of required feedthroughs and ports.

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Vacuum chamber testing at large facilities can...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Analog Ceramic Isolated Voltage Sensor

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Galvanic isolated monitoring of voltages for launch vehicle, missiles, and space-deployed systems can be very challenging. Radiation exposure makes use...

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