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Eye on Innovation: Software

When it comes to testing products for long-term durability, shock exposure survival, or accelerated life testing, the classic technique most engineers turn to is vibration testing with a...

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Articles: Software

Five years ago, we asked executives at leading CAD companies if, in five years, most design engineers would be using 3D design tools rather than 2D, and all of them said yes. Yet, there are still barriers that...

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Application Briefs: Motion Control

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...

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Application Briefs: Aerospace

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...

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Articles: Software

In our annual poll of executives at leading analysis and simulation software companies, we posed questions dealing with virtual prototyping, multiphysics, the roles of the designer and analyst,...

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Briefs: Information Technology
XML-Based SHINE Knowledge Base Interchange Language

The SHINE Knowledge Base Interchange Language software has been designed to more efficiently send new knowledge bases to spacecraft that have been embedded with the Spacecraft Health Inference Engine (SHINE) tool. The intention of the behavioral model is to capture most of the information...

Briefs: Software
Simulating Operation of a Large Turbofan Engine

The Commercial Modular Aero- Propulsion System Simulation (CMAPSS) is a computer program for simulating transient operation of a commercial turbofan engine that can generate as much as 90,000 lb (≈0.4 MN) of thrust. It includes a power-management system that enables simulation of open- or...

Briefs: Information Technology
G-Guidance Interface Design for Small Body Mission Simulation

The G-Guidance software implements a guidance and control (G&C) algorithm for small-body, autonomous proximity operations, developed under the Small Body GN&C task at JPL. The software is written in Matlab and interfaces with G-OPT, a JPL-developed optimization package written...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Hamler Test and Analysis (HTA) provides testing, design, and finite-element analysis (FEA) consulting services, specializing in vibration measurement and experimental vibration...

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A lightweight, low-power camera dart has been designed and tested for context imaging of sampling sites and ground surveys from an aerobot or an orbiting spacecraft in a microgravity environment. The...

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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Simulated Models Test Design of Space Shuttles and Rocket Engines
Finite element modeling and analysis
Dynamic Concepts
Huntsville, AL
256-922-9888
www.dynamic-concepts.com

NASA tasked Dynamic Concepts (DCI) with assessing the structural dynamics of the rollout process, whereby the space shuttle orbiter, external tank,...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

ABCO Automation, Greensboro, NC, has consistently decreased costs and increased profits by looking for new ways to source custom components used in machine builds.

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Articles: Software

CAD software has come a long way in terms of ease of use, interoperability, speed, and capabilities. But there is still a long way to go. We spoke to executives at leading CAD software companies to...

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Application Briefs: Motion Control

Tractair Ltd., based in Brough, UK, designs, manufactures and installs air and hydraulic brake systems for special applications. The company works closely with the design engineers of...

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Articles: Photonics/Optics

In the past, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fuel tanks used coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to inspect first articles. The geometry of the tanks is so...

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Briefs: Software
Rapid Analysis of Mass Distribution of Radiation Shielding

Radiation Shielding Evaluation Toolset (RADSET) is a computer program that rapidly calculates the spatial distribution of mass of an arbitrary structure for use in ray-tracing analysis of the radiation-shielding properties of the structure. RADSET was written to be used in conjunction...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
By Steve Luby
President & Chief Executive Officer
VISTAGY, Inc.
Waltham, MA

Today, every company is searching for a sustainable competitive advantage, and getting great...

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In today’s competitive marketplace, manufacturers need suppliers who not only deliver the parts required to build a product, but those who deliver support and consultation on how best to...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An apparatus that generates four signals at a frequency of 7.1 GHz having precisely controlled relative phases and equal amplitudes has been designed and built. This apparatus is...

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Articles: Software
The Problems With CAD Tools: Vendors Address User Pain Points

CAD systems can be a design engineer’s best friend or their worst enemy. They help engineers create better products faster, but can prove daunting and frustrating in the process.We spoke to executives at several CAD companies to find out how they are helping their customers get past...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

The woodworking industry is as advanced and under pressure to deliver high-quality goods quickly as any. One of the most versatile tools devised to quicken production with flat panels of wood...

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Briefs: Software

MarsLS is a software tool for analyzing statistical dispersion of spacecraft-landing sites and displaying the results of its analyses. Originally intended for the Mars Explorer Rover...

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Briefs: Software
“One-Stop Shopping” for Ocean Remote-Sensing and Model Data

OurOcean Portal 2.0 (http:// ourocean.jpl.nasa.gov) is a software system designed to enable users to easily gain access to ocean observation data, both remote-sensing and in-situ, configure and run an Ocean Model with observation data assimilated on a remote computer, and visualize...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) programs have become very sophisticated during the past few years. Unfortunately, there is still a portion of the engineering spectrum that cannot be...

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Application Briefs: Software

ProductCenter™ product lifecycle management (PLM)
software
SofTech
Tewksbury, MA
978-640-6222
www.softech.com
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Application Briefs: Software

ProductCenter™ product lifecycle management (PLM)
software
SofTech
Tewksbury, MA
978-640-6222
www.softech.com
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Application Briefs: Software
Deep Server™ PGM Software
Right Hemisphere
Fremont, CA
877-309-3204
www.righthemisphere.com
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Briefs: Software
Modular Aero-Propulsion System Simulation

The Modular Aero-Propulsion System Simulation (MAPSS) is a graphical simulation environment designed for the development of advanced control algorithms and rapid testing of these algorithms on a generic computational model of a turbofan engine and its control system. MAPSS is a nonlinear, non-real- time...

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