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High resolution additive manufacturing method with real materials

The present invention relates to a high resolution additive manufacturing method, including: creating a rigid shell of a stable material on all surfaces except for a sprue of a three dimensional (3D) polymer part using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process which includes: depositing the stable material at a process... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Enhancing sensitivity by directly printing nanosensors using advanced manufacturing techniques on a pre-amp board or a daughterboard

The present invention provides a printable nanosensor and leads that can be manufactured using three-dimensional printing techniques and printing directly on a daughter board that can be connected to a self-contained pre-amplified printed circuit board. Although graphene is highly sensitive as a chemical sensor and can detect parts per million... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Landslide hazard assessment system and method

The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method of providing a landslide hazard assessment, including: inputting a region from which to retrieve geographic information from a database or from a user in real-time, using an input device of a computer system; retrieving geographic information from the database, on the region;... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Influence on surface interactions by substructure topography

A method of forming a smooth aerodynamic surface that permits laminar flow of air over the smooth aerodynamic surface. Selected portions of a surface of a substrate material are ablated utilizing a laser to form a treated substrate surface having a predefined roughness. The treated substrate surface is coated to... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Detector control and data acquisition with custom application specific integrated circuit (asic)

A custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) may provide strong signal integrity while reducing the load to a thermal system. Control and analog-to-digital conversion may be pushed into components close to the detector to maximize signal integrity. Processing functions may be performed at relatively high temperature, or the highest allowable temperatures,... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Ultra broadband planar via-less crossover with high isolation

A via-less crossover for use in broadband microwave/mm-wave circuitry, including: a dielectric substrate; a top layer disposed on one side of the substrate and including a microstrip line with an input and an output, two tapered sections placed around the microstrip line along a co-planar waveguide (CPW) central line, one... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Compact, high resolution thermal infrared imager

A dual band infrared imaging system self-contained to fit within a small spacecraft is provided. The imaging system uses a detector array cooled by a mini cryocooler, and includes telescope optics and two bandpass filters for fire detection and thermal and evapotranspiration Earth science.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Uv-resistant microbes and uv-blocking microbial extract

The present disclosure relates to a composition including an extract from an Acidithiobacillus bacteria or a yeast extracted after exposure of the bacteria to UV radiation. The disclosure further relates to a method of preparing a UV-blocking composition by exposing a culture of Acidithiobacillus or yeast to UV radiation and... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Frequency diversity pulse pair determination for mitigation of radar range-doppler ambiguity

The disclosed subject matter relates to Frequency Diversity Pulse Pair (FDPP) methods and technology implemented by, alternating the order of the pulse pair transmitted or order of the group of multiple pulses transmitted, the pulses differentiated based on the center frequency of each transmitted pulse. For example, where a pair... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Solid state ephemeral electric potential and electric field sensor

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments provide a field effect transistor (FET) that controls equilibrium by reversing the effects of leakage currents affecting the gate response of the FET by using an equilibrium pump electrode. The equilibrium reversing gate FETs (ergFETs) of the various embodiments, may include an... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Method for the absolute calibration of the location and orientation of large-format detectors using laser radar

A method of mapping pixel locations of a detector array includes measuring a location on the detector array, initiating a frame readout of the detector array, measuring a location of one or more metrology targets on the detector array, analyzing the frame readout to identify a pixel at the location... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Laser beam expander with adjustable collimation

A laser beam expander has at least two negative lenses with adjustable collimation. The amount of required motion can be reduced by an order of magnitude over single negative lens approaches by splitting the input lens in two and adjusting the small remaining air gap between the lenses. The change... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Hardware accelerated computing histograms

A system and method for computing a histogram using a field programmable gate array (FPGA) device. A processor of the FPGA writes measurement data including values into a histogram computing module, the values includes histogram bins defining an interval including a minimum value, a maximum value, and one or more... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Pin alignment fixture

A stacking pin alignment fixture for a stacking connector includes a substrate and a plurality of openings defined in the substrate, the plurality of openings being arranged in a predefined pattern. The predefined pattern corresponds to a pattern of a field of straight pins arranged on the stacking connector.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Robust waveguide millimeter wave noise source

Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system and method for generating noise waves at millimeter wave frequencies. A noise source generator is designed to be connected to a crystalline structure for efficient heat transfer and compatibility with millimeter wave receivers. The use of crystalline structure coupled to the noise... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

System and modular unmanned aerial system

A modular Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has first and second flight configurations, and includes an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) parent module and a plurality of UAV child modules. The parent module may have a fuselage, forward and aft wings connected to the fuselage, and a first plurality of flight propulsion... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Design and fabrication of partially transparent petaled mask or occulter using grayscale lithography

A mask for Poisson spot suppression includes a plurality of petals equally spaced in a circular pattern, the petals comprising a gray scale lithography substrate, the substrate having an opaque center portion and a gradient of increasing transparency extending toward a perimeter of the circular pattern, the gradient effected by... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

System and onboard wake and clear air turbulence avoidance

Systems and methods are disclosed for passively detecting air turbulence using one or more infrasonic sensors mounted on an aircraft. The system may include one or more infrasonic sensors that are mounted on the aircraft and configured to detect infrasound. The system may also include a processor configured to receive... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Simulation tool for damage in composite laminates

A numerical simulation tool for progressive failure in laminates utilizes a low fidelity approach. The numerical model includes an enriched element that is initially in a low fidelity form. The enriched elements may increase fidelity by splitting locally to simulate an ongoing damage process such as delamination.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Image-based localization of ultraviolet corona

Systems and methods for identifying a fault in an electrical distribution system may include capturing an image of a corona event associated with a component of the electrical distribution system and processing the image of the corona event to identify the center and boundary of the corona event. An overlay... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Infrasonic stethoscope for monitoring physiological processes

An infrasonic stethoscope for monitoring physiological processes of a patient includes a microphone capable of detecting acoustic signals in the audible frequency bandwidth and in the infrasonic bandwidth (0.03 to 1000 Hertz), a body coupler attached to the body at a first opening in the microphone, a flexible tube attached... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

System and in-situ characterization and inspection of additive manufacturing deposits using transient infrared thermography

Systems and methods are provided for the real time inspection of additive manufacturing deposits using infrared thermography. Various embodiments may enable the measurement of material properties and the detection of defects during the additive manufacturing process. Various embodiments may enable the characterization of deposition quality, as well as the detection... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Process control of electron beam wire additive manufacturing

A method of controlling operation of an electron beam gun and wire feeder during deposition of pools of molten matter onto a substrate to form beads upon solidification of the molten matter. The method includes providing a substrate and a wire source. A molten pool of liquid phase metal is... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Method for radiometric calibration of signal-of-opportunity bistatic radars and reflectometers using internal electronic sources

A process for radiometric calibration of signals-of-opportunity (SoOps) may include adding a noise source to a plurality of input signals of a receiver, and calibrating the plurality of inputs signals with the added noise source.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Antenna for far field transceiving

An antenna includes a first electrical conductor that is shaped to form a spiral between its first and second ends that remain electrically unconnected such that the first electrical conductor so-shaped is maintained as an unconnected single-component open-circuit having inductance and capacitance. In the presence of a time-varying electromagnetic field,... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Sucrose treated carbon nanotube and graphene yarns and sheets

Consolidated carbon nanotube or graphene yarns and woven sheets are consolidated through the formation of a carbon hinder formed from the dehydration of sucrose. The resulting materials, on a macro-scale are lightweight and of a high specific modulus and/or strength. Sucrose is relatively inexpensive and readily available, and the process... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Directional unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) localization of power line ultraviolet corona using point detectors

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable the detection and localization of power line corona discharges and/or electrical arcs by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including an array of ultraviolet (UV) point detectors.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Directional unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) localization of power line ultraviolet corona using point detectors

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable the detection and localization of power line corona discharges and/or electrical arcs by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including an array of ultraviolet (UV) point detectors.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Thermal absorption coating on sapphire for epitaxial process

A method of forming an epitaxial layer on a substrate such as a sapphire wafer that does not readily absorb thermal radiation. The method includes coating a first side surface of the substrate with an energy-absorbing opaque material. The opaque material forms a thermally absorptive coating on the substrate. The... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Metallic junction thermoelectric generator

A metal junction thermoelectric device includes at least one thermoelectric element. The thermoelectric element has first and second opposite sides, and a first conductor made from a first metal, and a second conductor made from a second metal. The first and second conductors are electrically interconnected in series, and the... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Deformable closure mechanism

A deformable closure mechanism for an aperture that may include an aperture seal that has a seal seat between an internal support structure and an external support structure. A barrier structure may be configured to resealably close the aperture, and have a central membrane and a barrier sealed that is... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

System and training of state-classifiers

Method and systems are disclosed for training state-classifiers for classification of cognitive state. A set of multimodal signals indicating physiological responses of an operator are sampled over a time period. A depiction of operation by the operator during the time period is displayed. In response to user input selecting a... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

High output maximum efficiency resonator

A diode pumped, solid state laser is provided that can produce over 16 billion, 15 mJ, 10 ns Q-Switched laser pulses with a low measured decay rate. The laser can be integrated into a global biomass measuring instrument, and mounted on the International Space Station (ISS).... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Assured geo-containment system for unmanned aircraft

A Geo-containment system includes at least one unmanned aircraft and a control system that is configured to limit flight of the unmanned aircraft based, at least in part, on predefined Geo-spatial operational boundaries. These boundaries may include a primary boundary and at least one secondary boundary that is spaced apart... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Micro scale electro hyrdodynamic (ehd) modular cartride pump

An electro hydrodynamic pump apparatus includes a cartridge body member including an interior cavity portion and openings on either end of the cartridge body member; a first electrode member disposed within the interior cavity portion of the cartridge body member, the first electrode member including a conductive bar member with... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

06/29/17 / #20170187159

Compact hybrid laser rod and laser system

A hybrid fiber rod includes a fiber core and inner and outer cladding layers. The core is doped with an active element. The inner cladding layer surrounds the core, and has a refractive index substantially equal to that of the core. The outer cladding layer surrounds the inner cladding layer,... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

06/22/17 / #20170178903

Single crystal rhombohedral epitaxy of sige on sapphire at 450°c - 500°c substrate temperatures

Various embodiments may provide a low temperature (i.e., less than 850° C.) method of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) on sapphire (Al2O3) (SiGe/sapphire) growth that may produce a single crystal film with less thermal loading effort to the substrate than conventional high temperature (i.e., temperatures above 850° C.) methods. The various embodiments may... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

06/22/17 / #20170179233

High mobility transport layer structures for rhombohedral si/ge/sige devices

An electronic device includes a trigonal crystal substrate defining a (0001) C-plane. The substrate may comprise Sapphire or other suitable material. A plurality of rhombohedrally aligned SiGe (111)-oriented crystals are disposed on the (0001) C-plane of the crystal substrate. A first region of material is disposed on the rhombohedrally aligned... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

06/08/17 / #20170158908

Synthesis and development of polyurethane coatings containing flourine groups for abhesive applications

Various embodiments provide epoxy modified fluorinated urethane compositions that may provide desirable bulk mechanical properties of conventional coatings, adhesives, or structural matrix resins, while simultaneously exhibiting surface properties that may reduce surface contamination. Various embodiments provide formulations comprising epoxy modified fluorinated alkyl ether including urethane oligomer or polymer resins that... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

06/01/17 / #20170151749

Lightweight flexible thermal protection system for fire protection

A portable thermal protection system is provided for protecting equipment, facilities, and personnel in a region from a high intensity incident heat source. The system can be formed as a sleeping bag, a tent, a blanket, a sleeping bag, a vertical barrier, a curtain, a flexible rollup doorway, or a... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/25/17 / #20170144428

Methods for making an electroactive device fabricated with a nanotube film electrode

Disclosed is a single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film electrode (FE), all-organic electroactive device systems fabricated with the SWNT-FE, and methods for making same. The SWCNT can be replaced by other types of nanotubes. The SWCNT film can be obtained by filtering SWCNT solution onto the surface of an anodized... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/25/17 / #20170145589

Rhombohedron epitaxial growth with molten target sputtering

Some aspects relate to methods of forming an epitaxial layer. In some examples, the methods include ejecting atoms from a molten metal sputtering material onto a heated crystalline substrate and growing a single epitaxial layer on the substrate from the ejected atoms, where the atoms are ejected with sufficient energy... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/11/17 / #20170129170

Method for the free form fabrication of articles out of electrically conductive filaments using localized heating

A method of fabricating composite articles includes supplying electrical current to an electrically conductive filament. The electrically conductive filament may include a first material that is electrically conductive and a polymer second material. The polymer second material comprises at least one of a thermoplastic polymer and a partially cured thermosetting... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/11/17 / #20170129171

Devices and methods for additive manufacturing using flexible filaments

A method of fabricating (printing) parts utilizing flexible filaments includes anchoring a portion of a flexible filament to a substrate. A length of flexible filament is extended over the substrate while the flexible filament is in tension to thereby avoid buckling of the flexible filament. The flexible filament may comprise... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/11/17 / #20170129182

Cutting mechanism for carbon nanotube yarns, tapes, sheets and polymer composites thereof

A cutting mechanism includes electrodes that are utilized to cut or score a non-conductive outer material of a filament or sheet. The electrodes contact a conductive reinforcing material of the filament or sheet to complete an electric circuit. Electric current flows through and heats the conductive material to oxidize or... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/11/17 / #20170129186

Adhesion test station in an extrusion using the same

A method of controlling an additive fabrication process includes providing a primary substrate and a test substrate. Polymer test material is extruded onto the test substrate utilizing an extrusion head. The extrusion head is moved relative to the test substrate, and a force required to move the extrusion head relative... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

05/04/17 / #20170121548

Inked electrical conductor

An inked electrical conductor comprises a mixture of silver powder and ethyl cellulose. The silver powder is in a range of approximately 99.0 weight percent of the mixture to approximately 99.5 weight percent of the mixture. The ethyl cellulose is in a range of approximately 0.5 weight percent of the... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/30/17 / #20170088294

Cubesat form factor thermal control louvers

Thermal control louvers for CubeSats or small spacecraft may include a plurality of springs attached to a back panel of the thermal control louvers. The thermal control louvers may also include a front panel, which includes at least two end panels interlocked with one or more middle panels. The front... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/30/17 / #20170089476

Normally-closed zero-leak valve with magnetostrictive actuator

A non-pyrotechnic, normally-closed, zero-leak valve is a replacement for the pyrovalve used for both in-space and launch vehicle applications. The valve utilizes a magnetostrictive alloy for actuation, rather than pyrotechnic charges. The alloy, such as Terfenol-D, experiences magnetostriction, i.e. a gross elongation, when exposed to a magnetic field. This elongation... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/30/17 / #20170093013

Waveguide directional coupler

A directional coupler assembly includes a waveguide housing. The waveguide housing has a first segment and a second segment. A first waveguide port and a second waveguide port are disposed on opposite sides of the waveguide housing. A third waveguide port is disposed on a third side of the waveguide... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/30/17 / #20170093115

Spectral and radiometric calibration using tunable lasers

A tunable laser system includes a tunable laser, an adjustable laser cavity for producing one or more modes of laser light emitted from the tunable laser, a first optical parametric oscillator positioned in a light path of the adjustable laser cavity, and a controller operable to simultaneously control parameters of... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/30/17 / #20170093344

Apparatus for amplifying high voltage signals in space based systems

An amplifying apparatus appropriate for use in high radiation environments where the amplifier has one or more channels configured to produce one or more output power signals. Each channel has a low pass filter configured to receive an analog signal and produce a filtered analog signal. The low pass filter... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/23/17 / #20170080685

Blocking/deblocking resin systems for use as a "co-cure-ply" in the fabrication of large-scale composite structure

A method for bonding composite structures which includes providing a first and second composite substrate and coupling a co-cure prepreg tape having chemically protected polymerizable functional groups onto a surface of both the first and second composite substrates. The first and second composite substrates are then cured to the co-cure... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/23/17 / #20170081049

Low friction reaction wheel system and containment structure with integrated electromagnets

The disclosed subject matter relates to a reaction wheel system for controlling and stabilizing a satellite or other spacecraft. The reaction wheel system includes a reaction wheel rotor and a containment structure stator including a plurality of contactor assemblies for securing the reaction wheel rotor when not in rotation and... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/23/17 / #20170082491

Recirculating etalon spectrometer

Systems, methods, and devices may provide an optical scheme that achieves simultaneous wavelength channels and maintains the resolution and luminosity of an etalon. Various embodiments may provide a method to optically recirculate the light reflected from the etalon back through the same etalon at new angles. Various embodiments create an... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/23/17 / #20170082562

Multiplexing x-ray fluorescence system and method

A multiplexing x-ray fluorescence (MXRF) system and method are provided. The system can include a simple detector that counts x-rays with time resolution. A time-variable applied radiation source is used. The MXRF applied radiation source can produce an excitation spectrum with a peak average energy that grows with time and... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/23/17 / #20170082755

Low cost, flexible space gps receiver technology development platform

A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) evaluation board may include a firmware/software architecture that facilitates easier prototyping of new GPS receiver designs. A single reprogrammable FPGA with an integrated soft processor and spare logic resources may be targeted to expand the GPS receiver design. The system may operate on an... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/16/17 / #20170073087

System and an integrated satellite platform

A system, method, and computer-readable storage devices for a 6U CubeSat with a magnetometer boom. The example 6U CubeSat can include an on-board computing device connected to an electrical power system, wherein the electrical power system receives power from at least one of a battery and at least one solar... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/16/17 / #20170073090

Cryogenic hydrogen radiation shield for human spaceflight

The disclosed subject matter relates to a radiation shielding apparatus including a cryogenic vessel and a cryogenic hydrogen radiation shielding material capable of providing a radiation shield, the cryogenic hydrogen radiation shielding material including cryogenic hydrogen.... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/16/17 / #20170074909

Computer controlled automated safe to mate method and apparatus

A method of safe to mate testing includes providing a file of netlist signals where each signal defines a first connection to one or more components of a unit under test, connecting a first terminal of a measuring device to a first netlist signal and connecting a second terminal of... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/16/17 / #20170075105

Resonance-actuation of microshutter arrays

Methods for actuating a microshutter array with electromechanical resonance and electrostatic force are described herein. An alternating electrical field is created by applying an alternating current (AC) voltage across a pair of actuation electrodes. A shutter blade with a blade electrode thereon is disposed between the pair of actuation electrodes... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/16/17 / #20170077876

Auto-zero differential amplifier

An autozero amplifier may include a window comparator network to monitor an output offset of a differential amplifier. The autozero amplifier may also include an integrator to receive a signal from a latched window comparator network, and send an adjustment signal back to the differential amplifier to reduce an offset... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/09/17 / #20170067996

Ground-based laser ranging system for identification and tracking of orbital debris

A ground-based laser ranging system and method are provided that enable meter-level or better ranging precision on optically passive 10-30 cm average-sized orbital debris targets. The system and method can improve current predictions by up to 85%. The improved location accuracy also provides the immediate benefit of reducing costly false... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/09/17 / #20170071082

Method and apparatus of implementing a magnetic shield flux sweeper

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus of protecting magnetically sensitive devices with a shield, including: a non-superconducting metal or lower transition temperature (Tc) material compared to a higher transition temperature material, disposed in a magnetic field; means for creating a spatially varying order parameter's... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/09/17 / #20170067819

Optically stimulated electron emission measurement device and characterizing and comparing levels and species of surface contaminants

Systems, methods, instruments and devices of the various embodiments enable improved characterization and comparison of the level and species of surface contaminants from photo-induced emission analysis. The various embodiments may provide flexibility for calculating and analyzing the time-dependence of emission efficiencies. Irregular and heterogeneous surfaces, including regionally multiply-connected surface compositions,... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

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03/02/17 / #20170058168

Coatings with molecular flexibility for ice adhesion mitigation

Embodiments provide ice adhesion mitigating surface coatings and methods for generating the same. Embodiments may provide anti-icing coating with at least one monomeric species exhibiting molecular flexibility. The molecular flexibility in the monomeric species may be imparted through an aliphatic or heteroaliphatic chain that may exist as a portion of... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170059262

Active gas-gap heat switch with fast thermal response

An active gas-gap heat switch may significantly reduce the time required to transition between the open and closed states, reduce the heat require to warm the getter, and reduce the heat that leaks from the getter to the switch body. A thermal interface at one end of the active gas-gap... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170057631

Vertical takeoff and landing vehicle with increased cruise efficiency

Systems, methods, and devices are provided that combine an advance vehicle configuration, such as an advanced aircraft configuration, with the infusion of electric propulsion, thereby enabling a four times increase in range and endurance while maintaining a full vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) and hover capability for the vehicle. Embodiments... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170057827

Graphene transparent conductive electrode

Methods of fabricating graphene for device application are described herein. The method comprises growing a graphene film on a copper substrate using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), transferring the graphene film from the copper substrate to a device substrate, doping the graphene film with gold(III) chloride (AuCl3); and patterning the graphene... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170058524

Sheath-based rollable lenticular-shaped and low-stiction composite boom

Various embodiments provide rollable and deployable composite booms that may be used in a wide range of applications both for space and terrestrial structural solutions. Various embodiment composite booms may be bistable, i.e. having a stable strain energy minimum in the coiled configuration as well as the in the deployed... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170059214

Compact adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration stage with integral gas-gap heat switch

An adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration stage includes a salt pill, a magnet surrounding the salt pill, and a gas-gap heat switch interposed between the salt pill and the magnet. A method of operating an adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration stage includes using a magnet surrounding a salt pill to apply an increasing magnetic... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170059711

Nd:yag oscillator-based three wavelength laser system

A laser system is provided that includes a master oscillator, a pre-amplifier, a power amplifier, a beam doubler, and a beam tripler. The laser system is configured to generate three different wavelengths, including, for example, wavelengths of 1064 nm, 532 nm, and 355 nm. The pre-amplifier can be optically aligned... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170063317

Amplifier

The present invention is directed to a radiation-hardened by design quad amplifier in a commercial 0.25 μm CMOS process; a 500 had total ionization dose (TID) (which degrades parts over time), and single event latchup immunity (SEL) which is greater than the linear energy transfer (LET) 120 MeV-sq. cm/mg; a... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

03/02/17 / #20170063373

Multiplexer

The present invention relates to a compact, low power, radiation-hardened-by-design 8-channel analog multiplexer ASIC, a 0.25 μm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS); a 500 krad total ionization dose and single event latchup which is greater than the linear energy transfer (LET) 120 MeV-sq. cm/mg; eight channels for 8-to-1 multiplexing; a three... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

02/23/17 / #20170052150

System and progressive damage monitoring and failure event prediction in a composite structure

A system for monitoring damage progression in a composite structure includes a load sensor, acoustic emission sensors, a camera, and a monitoring device. The load sensor measures an applied load to the structure. The sensors measure acoustic emission data indicative of possible damage to the structure. The camera captures image... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

02/09/17 / #20170038464

Binary phase shift keying (bpsk) on orthogonal carriers for multi-channel im-cw co2 absorption or lidar/radar/sonar mapping applications

Systems, methods, and devices of the present invention use a single Pseudo Noise (PN) code to modulate multiple orthogonal carriers by Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation. The various embodiments enable closely spaced carriers to be modulated with the same periodic PN sequence using BPSK modulation. In this manner, even... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

02/02/17 / #20170031067

Mgf2 and lif and rare-earth fluoride films for aluminum mirrors for far-ultraviolet spectral region and making same

The present invention relates to enhanced magnesium fluoride (MgF2) and lithium fluoride (LiF) over-coated aluminum (Al) mirrors, for far-ultraviolet (FUV) spectral region, and a method of making same. In addition, the present invention relates to rare-earth fluorides such as gadolinium fluoride (GdF2) and lutetium fluoride (LuF3) films, which are used... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

01/26/17 / #20170024298

In-system prom emulator board

Apparatus for in-system emulation of a target non-volatile memory device, such as a target PROM that stores FPGA configuration files and general data. The in-system emulation apparatus serves as stand-in hardware for the target PROM within the target system, mounted within a surface mount footprint and within volume constraints of... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

01/19/17 / #20170017534

Method and apparatus of back lobe correction to antenna temperature for earth-observing microwave instruments

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus which corrects antenna noise temperature in antenna back lobes, for earth-observing microwave instruments on satellites in orbit, to counter signal contamination from celestial bodies. The antenna back lobe signal correction is computer-program-modeled with only a few static and only a few... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

01/19/17 / #20170019080

Gated cds integrator

A Gated CDS Integrator (GCI) may amplify low-level signals without introducing excessive offset and noise. The GCI may also amplify the low level signals with accurate and variable gain. The GCI may include a modulator preceding an amplifier such that offset or noise present in a signal path between the... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

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01/12/17 / #20170010358

Wind event warning system

A method of detecting a wind event utilizing Doppler lidar includes causing a Doppler lidar unit to operate in a course scan mode in which a lidar beam is scanned along several directions. Line-of-sight wind speed measurements are generated at each direction and a derivative with respect to distance of... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

01/05/17 / #20170004962

Double sided si(ge)/sapphire/iii-nitride hybrid structure

One aspect of the present invention is a double sided hybrid crystal structure including a trigonal Sapphire wafer containing a (0001) C-plane and having front and rear sides. The Sapphire wafer is substantially transparent to light in the visible and infrared spectra, and also provides insulation with respect to electromagnetic... U s a As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration








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