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Test & Measurement

Measuring Corrosion-Related Properties of Coupled Metals

Amethod and apparatus have been conceived for using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for determining rates of corrosion of coupled metals. EIS has been used heretofore for...

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Physical Sciences

Scaling of Flight Tests of Unmanned Air Vehicles

A program of research has addressed a methodology of scaling of flight tests of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) intended primarily for military use in observing and/or attacking targets on the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Small-Scale Combustion-Chamber Testing Facility

A small-scale combustion-chamber testing facility has been designed and partly built for use in evaluating advanced combustor designs for future gas turbine engines. The specific model...

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Electronics & Computers

Interactive DataWall

The Interactive DataWall (IDW) is a computer-driven, high-definition display, large enough to be visible simultaneously to multiple observers, that presents information from multiple sources and exploits advanced...

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Electronics & Computers

Miniature Semiconductor Diodes as Pumps and Motors

Experiments have shown that when a miniature semiconductor diode floats in an aqueous solution and an alternating electric field is applied, (1) the diode rectifies the alternating potential...

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Photonics/Optics

Optical-Fiber Infrasound Sensors

Optical-fiber infrasound sensors (OFISs) are being developed for detecting acoustic pressures in the frequency range from a few millihertz to a few hertz. As explained below, these sensors were conceived to...

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Photonics/Optics

Study of Membrane Optics for Lightweight Space Telescopes

Astudy has been performed to establish a foundation for the analysis, design, and further development of inplane- actuated deformable membrane mirrors for lightweight spaceborne...

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Medical

Implantable Electrochemical Sensors for Metabolic Monitoring

Arrays of electrochemical sensors that include specially coated (as described below) gold electrodes on flexible polyimide sheets have been fabricated and tested in a continuing...

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Medical

Portable Simulator for Training in Robot-Assisted Surgery

Aportable apparatus is being developed as a means of training surgeons in robot-assisted surgery, including laparoscopic and other forms of minimally invasive surgery. The apparatus can be characterized as a virtual reality system that includes not only a computer and a visual display...

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Physical Sciences

Imaging System for Characterizing Materials and Processes

Ahigh-performance digital imaging system has been assembled to provide enhanced capabilities for characterizing materials and processes. Highspeed imaging is needed for observation and analysis of such fast dynamic processes as impact fracture (including ballistically induced fracture) in...

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Physical Sciences

Progress in Research on Bacteria-Powered Motors

Progress has been made on several fronts in research on biomotors and especially on microscopic motors powered by bacteria. The progress consists mostly of advances in the art of attaching motile bacterial cells to surfaces in specific, pre-designed microarrays.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fabrication of Lightweight Armored Doors for HMMWVs

A document describes a concept for fabricating lightweight armored doors for the Army’s high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs). Essentially, the concept is to reinforce high-hard (HH) steel armored doors used on some HMMWVs with a laminated, woven, high-tensile-strength...

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Physical Sciences

AFRL’s Demonstration and Science Experiments Mission

A document describes the Air Force Research Laboratory's Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) mission, dedicated to research needed to advance the ability to operate spacecraft in the harsh radiation environment of medium earth orbit (MEO). The DSX spacecraft, to be launched in late...

Tech Transfer Reports

Wideband Radar Signal Processor Could Enhance Security and Surveillance

A new radar signal processing system could give radar operators, intelligence officials, and port security officers the new powerful imaging tools that they are...

Products

AC Dynamometer Systems

SAKOR Technologies, Okemos, MI, offers the Accudyne™ family of AC Motoring Dynamometers that are compatible with a range of testing applications including conventional engine and power-train systems, hybrid...

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Load Cells

Measurement Specialties, Hampton, VA, offers the Microfused™ line of load cells that allows design engineers to use direct force measurement in various OEM applications where the technology may previously have been too...

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Thick Film Resistors

TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division, Corpus Christi, TX, has qualified their thick film resistors to "R" level military requirements. Called the TMC Series, the general-purpose thick-film military chip resistors...

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Landing Gear Simulation Software

LMS, Leuven, Belgium, has introduced LMS Virtual.Lab Landing Gear simulation software that enables development teams to build aircraft landing gear models, simulate their real-life performance, and assess...

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Aircraft Fuel Sealant

W.L. Gore, Elkton, MD, has introduced the GORE™ SKYFLEX® Aircraft Fuel Sealant that resists UV and aging and is designed for temperature applications up to 356 °F (180°C). The fuel sealant is a...

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Multi-Sensor Gimbal

Polytech, Malmkoping, Sweden, has released the Cobolt 275 CG multi-sensor gimbal for airborne surveillance missions. The gimbal measures 11" in diameter and has a total mass of less than 12 kg, making it suitable for...

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Physical Sciences

The Altair/Predator B: An Earth Science Aircraft for the 21st Century

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, has partnered with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) of San Diego, CA, to demonstrate technologies...

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Defense

North Carolina Organization Fosters New Defense and Security Technologies

The Defense and Security Technology Accelerator (DSTA), located in Fayetteville, NC, is a new and innovative program designed to create collaborations with the military, entrepreneurs, and innovators to drive technology business development, technology commercialization,...

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Test & Measurement

Multiscale Virtual Design and Testing of Materials

Progress has been made in research on several fronts in an effort to develop computational simulation capabilities for use in virtual design and testing of advanced structural materials. It...

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Electronics & Computers

Life Tests of a Microwave MEMS Capacitive Switch

Life tests have demonstrated the longevity of an electrostatically actuated capacitive switch of a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) type suitable for handling radio signals having...