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Medical

Tough Gel Adhesives for Wound Healing

A Band-Aid® adhesive bandage is an effective treatment for stopping external bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist.

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Electronics & Computers

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers....

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Energy

Designing for Space and Other Extreme Environments

In aerospace and defense, applications rely on mission-critical components to ensure proper functioning in extreme environments. In the many instances in this field where...

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Electronics & Computers

Design Guidelines for Military and Aerospace PCBs

Printed Circuit Boards are the heart of the electronics industry. They are used in a diverse range of applications starting from consumer electronics to complicated aerospace and...

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Motion Control

Giving Bug-Like Bots a Boost

A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.

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Imaging

Ruggedized Infrared Camera

The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Migrating Advanced Signal Processing Technology to Rugged SFF Platforms

By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.

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Transportation

Ruggedization of Electronics for Deployed Military Environments

Commercial-grade electronics will simply not survive in the extremes of military environments.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Electronics & Computers

5 Ws of Puncture-Proof Soft Electronics

The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fiber-Metal Laminate Manufacturing Technique

Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.

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Energy

Rechargeable Cement-Based Batteries

An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.

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Materials

Extending the Service Life of Joint Prostheses with PEEK Biomaterials

Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.

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Materials

Carbon Fiber/Carbon Nanotube Yarn Hybrid Reinforcement

Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Using Wood Byproducts to Produce Sustainable Bioplastics

The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.

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Aerospace

Ultra-Thin, Energy-Efficient Photodetector Integrated with Gorilla Glass

This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Nature-Inspired, Manufactured, Non-Cuttable Material

The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Transport of Mechanical Energy, Even Through Damaged Pathways

This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.

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Medical

Surgical Sutures Inspired by Human Tendons

Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.

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Data Acquisition

Designing Rugged SWaP-Optimized MOSA Solutions for UUVs

See how suppliers of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems are supporting the U.S. Navy's effort to invest in unmanned undersea vehicles.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Low-Cost Strengthened Glass Substrates

These glass substrates can be used for displays on smartphones and tablets and for other durable, impact-resistant applications.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

More Bang for the Buck: A New Design and Manufacturing Method for Deep Penetrating Bomb Cases

There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink

By emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, green products such as clothes, packaging, and furniture can be manufactured with unique properties.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Designing Rugged Myoelectric Interfaces for Highly Functional Prosthetics

New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Creating a Quality Management Protocol for Molded Plastics Used in Medical Device Manufacturing

Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.

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Motion Control

How Solid-State Technology Impacts A&D Equipment Testing

Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.

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Communications

Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network

The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rapid Prototyping of Cable and Connectors for Unique Applications

Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.

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Nanotechnology

Aerogels Protect Against Electromagnetic Interference

Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.