Printed Organic Sensors, using polymer inks with piezoelectric, pyroelectric or electrostrictive properties, on Large Area Flexible Surfaces (320mm x 380mm )
Innovative polymer materials, such as PVDF-TrFE, exhibits electrical properties similar to the existing conventional inorganic compounds. As they can be easily formulated in liquid solutions, these inks (combined with additive printing techniques, e.g. screen-print) allow the manufacturing of large area, flexible surfaces sensitive to touch, pressure or proximity.
Autonomous wearable and flexible integrated sensors to monitor vital signs and activity. This very low power consumption system transfers, in real time, data measurement via BlueTooth Low Energy. The measured vital signs are respiration, heart rate and activity, thanks to a MEMS accelerometer sensor and an optical sensor.
Athermal Brillouin scattering optical fiber
Optical fibers have been developed with properties that are not dependent on temperature. This athermal property allows for application and development of new sensing platforms aimed at infrastructure monitoring and intrusion detection.
Flexible DC circuit breaker
A direct current circuit breaker that uses a short conduction path and unique coupled inductor to respond to faults. This breaker is easily configurable and can distinguish between step changes and low fault currents with applications in DC microgrids, electric vehicles, and shipboard power systems.
Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic Diagnostic System
This SHM system is applicable to landing gear health monitoring on all military and commercial platforms. The system provides the ability to measure, record, and process the operational loads data for each aircraft’s landing gear which gives aircraft program offices the ability to make data based management decisions.
Close Proximity Point-to-Point Communications(Zing)
A close proximity communication technology that provides the peak data rate of multi-Gbps within a distance shorter than 10cm and wireless power transmission to a device without a built-in power source
Bacterial detection in real time
Fluid-screen combines microfluidics, microelectronics, and microbiology to detect bacterial contamination in 30 minutes as opposed to days. The device uses a two-step process to concentrate and detect bacteria directly. Manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, environmental, and any other industry that needs to detect bacterial contamination quickly will benefit from the product.
MEMS-Based Capacitive Shear Stress Sensors for Direct Skin-Friction Measurements
The technology is a miniaturized sensor for the direct measurement of shear stress in wind-tunnel testing of aircraft and other aerodynamic structures. The MEMS-based (MicroElectroMechanical Systems-based) sensor exceeds challenging performance requirements and provides a much-needed capability for designing more efficient commercial and military aircraft.
Auto Tracking Antenna Platform
This technology is a continuously rotating antenna mounting platform on which multiple antennas can be mounted. This system enables all antennas on the platform to be moved simultaneously to track the same object. The platform is capable of continuous rotation in azimuth and vertical +/-180 degrees.
Strain Gage for Highly Elastic, Low-Modulus Materials
This strain gage is for highly elastic, low Young’s modulus materials. Conventional foil strain gage technology, including fiber optics, is limited to 20% strains and inherently locally stiffens low modulus materials, reducing strain transfer to sensor. This technology is capable of measuring 100% strains for highly elastic materials.
Cheaper, Safer, More Efficient Air Launch via Towed Glider
This technology is an innovative approach to launching satellites into space that could revolutionize the commercial launch services market. Capitalizing on the advantages of releasing payloads in midair rather than launching from the ground, this approach uses a towed glider to put satellites into orbit efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively.
Improved Ground Collision Avoidance
NASA Armstrong has developed an improved ground collision avoidance technology for aircraft. Using algorithms developed for fighter aircraft, this mobile/handheld platform that can be used on general aircraft. The system offers high fidelity terrain mapping, enhanced vehicle performance modeling, multidirectional avoidance techniques, and user- friendly warning systems.
Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) Safe Operations Software Suite
A collection of software based modules that enhance safe UAV operations in a controlled or safety sensitive airspace. They are designed to be installed in any type of UAV
FABRICATION OF CONSTANTAN PATTERNS BY CONSTANTAN INK
A simple patent pending chemical process to make constantan patterns (strain gauge for example) by inkjet printing technology. The constantan can be sintered at relatively low temperatures.
A low-altitude UAS-based autonomous radiological search and identification system
A direction-sensitive radiation detector and an energy-sensitive radiation detector are mounted to a remote-controlled or autonomous unmanned aerial system to locate and identify radiation sources. The system is small enough to operate both indoors and outdoors and can coordinate with other UAS radiological search systems.
This technology will make it feasible to detect single molecules of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples for analytical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, environmental monitoring and national security. This is a level of detection that is an order of magnitude or more lower than current capabilities.
Ultra-fast X-Ray Imaging
We have developed a solid-state camera for use on High Energy Density (HED) experiments capable of capturing a sequence of images with user selectable exposure times as short as 2 billionths of a second. This is nearly 50X faster than what has previously been achieved with a solid-state camera.
2D semiconductor material-metal contact resistance optimization method based on n-type doping and the edge contact design of 2D semiconductor material
Technology for minimizing 2D semiconductor material- metal electrode contact resistance by using technology for the n-type doping of 2D semiconductor material and the edge contact design of 2D semiconductor material that comes into contact with a metal electrode
FPGA-based Vision SoC technology
Technology capable of performing auto focusing and real-time face detection by using only an input image.
Tactile display with rigid coupling based on soft actuator
The tactile display is a device which physically stimulates the human skin to reproduce the feel of touch. This novel tactile display device is driven by soft actuator based on dielectric elastomer. The device adopts an indirect actuation method by using a rigid coupling.
Printed Elastomer Lenses
Miniature optics play an important role in portable lightweight imaging, communication and sensing technologies. We have developed a flexible lens printing technology that can manufacture affordable high quality, unbreakable, scratch resistant, refractive lenses on demand.
Dispersion Coded Multiple Access (DCMA) system for 60 GHz wireless communications
Based on analog treatment of signal, DCMA is a disruptive technology to meet the challenging demands of next-generation 5G networks. The current technologies are largely insufficient to meet the expected 1,000-fold increase in data capacity to handle over 100 billion devices featuring peak rates of 10 Gb/s. DCMA could
SEE-THROUGH SENSORS EMBEDDED IN SMARTPHONES DISPLAYS AND LARGE FORMAT DISPLAYS
A technique to write high quality shallow optical waveguides in toughened multimedia glass (like Gorilla® glass or DragonTail® glass) using femtosecond lasers, opening a world of possibilities of making sensors embedded in the displays of phones or screen.
Highly Accurate Occupancy Estimation Using Only Wi-Fi Power Measurements
A framework that accurately counts the number of people in a given space based on RF signals and a Wi-Fi card or network. It bases its calculations on Wi-Fi power measurements between a transmitter and receiver. Occupants alter these measurements by impacting the Line of Sight (LOS) and scattering effects.
Flexible Arrays of MicroLEDs using the Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Liftoff Technique
A method to fabricate a flexible array of micro III-nitride devices such as LEDs. The method combines the epitaxy of III-nitride thin films, flip-chip bonding of these thin films to a flexible submount, and the use of a photoelectrochemical (PEC) etch technique to separate the devices from the rigid substrate.
A CMOS Quantum Random Number Generator
A device to generate unpredictable random numbers for secure communications, small enough for handheld devices, and easy enough to integrate with existing circuitry, from household items to vehicles.