Virtual Failure Analysis of Electronic Components based on Accelerated Reliability Tests
New method for determining reliability vs. performance for electronic components, able to separately analyze different failure mechanisms. Based on accelerated lifetime tests, we are able to monitor both the characteristic of a failure as well as the device performance degradation. Devices can then be optimized for particular performance/reliability tradeoff.
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.
Standalone System Support Module (SSSM)
ASTRAâ€™s self-powered, autonomous, Standalone System Support Module (SSSM) provides power and communication capability to support our customersâ€™ need to operate various assets in remote locations, including environmental sensors and other monitoring and communications equipment.
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Inline monitor for nanofabrication
InlineNano is a device that monitors film thickness, imprint defects, and more of nanofabricated materials, inline and in real time.
Inorganic (GaN â€“ InGaN) microLED arrays for light projection or Head Up Displays and Head Mounted Displays
A pixilation technology of GaN-InGaN epiwafers compatible with all substrate materials was developed to produce 10Âµm-pitch or less microdiodes with a reduced number of process steps. It enables new generation of arrays with higher density and higher fill factor
IsoLine Component Line
ColossusEPC Inc., has developed a ground reference component that utilizes light energy to present a viable method of grounding electricity that improves the operation of electronics, while providing unlimited adaptability and efficiency in amplifying, generating, converting, transforming, and otherwise conditioning power and isolating signals.
Refuelable carbon/air battery for off-grid power
The modular carbon/air power cell uses replaceable anodes of elemental carbon; a molten electrolyte (725 Â°C); cathodes and separators adapted from MCFC technology; and novel ceramics, to deliver 5.1 VDC at >100 W continuously for 4 months to power domestic electronics, lighting and appliances for off-grid consumers.
Gapless and Seamless Wafer-Scale Detector System for High Resolution Imaging
The technology is a pixelated detector system whose basic module size well exceeds that of any currently available device. Its size is equal to that of a full sensor wafer, and the device is completely seamless with no dead zones.
Single Event Upset Suppression System (SEUSS)
Single Event Suppression System (SEUSS) cells are designed to be immune to Single Event Upsets (SEU). SEUSS can be configured as two different kinds of SEU-tolerant SR latches. One SEUSS cell emulates a cross-coupled NOR gate SR flip-flop (SEUSSNor). The other one emulates a cross-coupled NAND gate SR flip-flop (SEUSSNand).
High-Speed Pattern Recognition System Using 3-D Integrated Circuits
Fermilab has developed scalable systems where highly flexible, non-blocking, high bandwidth board to board communication is combined with real-time high-speed pattern recognition. Developed for analyzing millions of particle collisions per second, the technology has applications in data mining, gene sequencing, stock market tracking, etc.
Real-Time Full-duplex Transceiver (RIFT) Technology
GenXCommâ€™ product: RIFT, is a true in-band full-duplex wireless solution for enterprise networks & systems. We enable 1GBPS Wireless backhaul and mesh-networks in the 900MHz band over a distance of 40kms and 5.1MHz ISM band for under 10kms.
"Quilt Packaging" Microchip Interconnect Technology
Quilt Packaging (QP) is a direct edge-interconnect technology that enables on-chip like performance between chips made from different processes or materials. QP has demonstrated sub-micron alignment accuracy and demonstrated chip-to-chip insertion loss of less than 1dB across the entire bandwidth from DC to 220 GHz.
Opticondistor (OTV) - An optically controlled wide band gap switch
This technology is called the opticondistior or OTV (US Pat. Appl.13/928,322). It is an optically-controlled wide-bandgap device similar to a transistor, but without the limitation of a controlling junction. Being optically-controlled, it has unlimited voltage and current capability and can be used in a wide variety of market segments.
Narrow-beam emission: New antenna-feedback scheme for metal-cavity semiconductor lasers
A new distributed-feedback technique is developed to dramatically improve the laser beam patterns and increase the output power levels of THz quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). The invention enables a new kind of THz semiconductor laser with enhanced performance and suitability for mass-production
High Accuracy, Long-Life, Ultra-thin Contact Stress Sensor
A MEMS manufactured contact stress sensor: <160 micron thick and 2mm by 2mm in size; requires no recalibration and has +/-3% accuracy over its 30-year design lifetime; it has a working temperature range of -40C to +100C; tested to >10,000 cycles with no drift or sensitivity degradation.
We present a highly flexible, highly-efficient solar power module that is 2-3 times more efficient than thin-film flexible solar cells. Our modules provide high specific power (450 W/kg), are esthetically pleasing, allow color customization, and have a bend radius up to 1mm. Potential applications include national security and mobile electronics.
Novel 3D-Printing on the Nanoscale for Tailored Sensors and Electronics
nano3DSenseâ„¢ is a novel Bottom-Up approach for rapid prototyping and highly customizable manufacturing of sensors on the nanoscale. A new 3D-Printing method has been invented to apply sensors on arbitrary surfaces and materials, where they are available for a great variety of MEMS/NEMS applications, such as force, strain, pressure sensors.
Wireless, One-Way, Sensor to Base Station Monitoring System for Explosive and Non-hazardous Environments
A base station and at least one sensor unit mounted at some distance away, in wireless, one-way communication with the base station. Lies dormant until it receives a voltage trigger from a vibration sensitive switch which consumes no stored power from the battery. Takes measurement, transmits data, returns to dormancy.
NASA Armstrongâ€™s Fiber Optic Sensing System (FOSS)
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Centerâ€™s lightweight, robust fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) represents a major breakthrough in high-speed operational monitoring and sensing technology. The sensing system can be used to determine a variety of critical parameters including strain, shape deformation, temperature, liquid level, strength, and operational loads in real-time.
Highly Elastic Strain Gage for Low Modulus Materials
This strain gage is for highly elastic, low Youngâ€™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 125% strains for highly elastic materials.
Fiber optic shape/position sensor
NASA Langley researchers have developed and patented a technology for determining the position, in three dimensions, of any point on a multi-core optical fiber bundle. The technology, which integrates Fiber-Bragg-Grating sensors, allows for near-real-time monitoring of deflection, end position, and locationâ€”even in fibers that may be experiencing external twisting.
SansEC â€“ Wireless 1,2 and 3-Dimensional sensor technology patented by NASA
SansEC is a sensor that may be configured in various geometric structures â€“ similar to a spiral. The spiral is an open circuit with no electrical connections. Monitoring of the sensor is through a remote near-field magnetic probe antenna. Materials that disturbs the field can be sensed, measured, and quantified.
In Situ Performance Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors
In-situ measurement system that monitors performance of piezoelectronic sensors/accelerometers, such as resonant frequency, response, cable status, connectivity, bonding and linear range. Tested in a wide frequency range, >200 MHz, in place without specially constructed transducers or wiring. Assessments are conducted with hand held test equipment or integrated into instrumentation systems.
Unformatted Serial ADC and Data Link
A method for de-serialization of streaming raw data from an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). Proposed is a chipset that would allow a high-speed, resolution-agnostic ADC to operate remotely at the end of an optical fiber without any of the usual overhead at the source normally associated with digital fiber-optic links.
Laser Range Finder
A ranging system for accurately measuring the distance to retro-reflectors for lengths greater than 100 meters is developed using fiber optic technology. Improved accuracy and determination of absolute distances is accomplished by combining a time of flight measuring technique with a differential phase technique.
A system to detect, monitor and share real-time brainwave information for multiple applications / EMOSIS
EMOSIS is a brain-health platform, comprising of head-wearable device, emotive detection algorithm, centralized database and mobile visualization app. The device tracks brainwave signals and uses the detection algorithm to identify emotive states. This brain-health data is wirelessly stored on a database, whereby the app can retrieve and visualize anywhere anytime.
Liquid Light Wireless Sensor for Structural Damage Detection
The device comprising of two solutions contained in separate chambers, lights up when the device is bent/deformed during a damage event e.g. structural damage, landslide,etc. Being a non-electrical sensing device, it does not generate spark. A wireless light-detection circuitry allows the â€œwarningâ€ light signal to deliver wirelessly to the owner.
Reconfigurable room-temperature liquid metal structures
Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS)
The Nanoscale offset printing system (NanoOPS) performs multi-scale nanomanufacturing processes to print multilayered heterogeneous nanomaterials onto various substrates. The fully automated cluster tool has five modules for the assembly, transfer, registration and alignment. It uses Damascene templates to print patterns for applications such as electronics, sensors, energy, medical devices.
IMECS (Inline Material Electrical Characterization Sensor)
IMECS technology enables measurement of electrical properties of materials and composites quickly over a wide range of microwave frequencies in a non-contact & non-destructive manner. IMECSLab is the benchtop solution for use in material R&D. IMECSFab is the material manufacturing line solution for online quality testing with real time feedback.
Broadband Wireless Energy Harvesting Modules
RF Diagnostics, LLC has developed a 60Hz-6GHz RF-DC converter surface mount module in a 5mm x 7mm compact package that may be used for broadband wireless energy harvesting when attached to a broadband antenna or as an isolated power source when used with a coupler.
MWCNTâ€“based Continuous Sensing Layer for Monitoring Critical Infrastructures
Sense and monitor critical infrastructure components e.g. Wind Turbine Blades that show distress or are unable to pass current load ratings. The layer consists of CNT based continuous conductive skin that is exceptionally sensitive to changes in strain and the formation and propagation of micro-damage and macro-damage.
High Temperature/Extreme Environment Silicon Carbide MEMS Sensors
Custom piezoelectric MEMS sensors are fabricated on silicon carbide wafers, e.g., for pressure or acceleration. They can withstand temperatures exceeding 600Âº C. The piezoelectric material is aluminum nitride which is thermally compatible with SiC. The sensor is read out by either direct piezoelectric voltage generation or by resonant frequency changes.
High-Density Magnetic Data Storage Using Acoustic Strain
Present day hard disk drives employ storage media with high coercivity to ensure data are stable to loss. In our technology, otherwise unwritable high coercivity media are made writeable by temporarily and locally lowering the coercivity using strain effected by focusing acoustic waves.
Aqueous carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for paper-electronics and sensors with home/office inkjet printers
We developed a highly conductive (the highest conductivity in the current market), water based CNT inks for home/office inkjet printers, allowing directly printing conductive patterns on virtually any papers home. This ink contains multi-walled carbon nanotubes in an aqueous dispersant, with long-lasting inkjet printing without clogging to commercial printer nozzles.
Ultralow Spin-on Dielectrics (k < 2.0) with Superb Mechanical properties as Interlayer Dielectrics for the Next Generation System LSI
Our ultralow spin-on dielectrics (k=1.94) show excellent mechanical properties (E=7.2GPa) which are closely relative to sizes (r<2nm) and uniform distribution of pores. These remarkable results are obtained by the specially designated reactive porogens. The reactive porogens can prevent pore aggregation due to their reactivity with organosilicates during sol-gel reaction.
Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter Using 2-step Delay Locked Loop (DLL), and Compensation Method of Propagation Delay Time
This DC-DC buck converter which allows an inductor-less and capacitor-less state, the efficiency is considerably reduced by a propagation-delay problem due to a high frequency.This technology is to compensate the propagation delay using a 2-step delay locked loop(DLL) and thus to design the high efficiency DC-DC buck converter.
Active Rectifier Capable of Reducing Leakage of Reverse Current, and Wireless Power Reception Device Using the Same
This technology is to solve a reverse current phenomenon, which occurs in a wireless power reception device by a delay generated by an internal circuit when the active rectifier is switched, through a delay time compensation method, and thereby to maximize the efficiency.
Non-cooperative source mobile device locator
It relates to a position location method, which uses the deviceâ€™s Doppler dispersion to calculate an arrival angle and the signalâ€™s covered distance. With the information generated it proposes the possible target location.
3D Semiconductor Interposers
Triton Microtechnologies designs and manufactures glass interposers which are tiny glass structures having thousands of nano-scale holes. The holes are then precisely filled with a variety of conductive material so as to allow electrical conduction through the glass. Precision equipment is required to drill and fill the holes.
Multicore Optical Fiber for Sensing Applications
UCF researchers have created a stable high-temperature sensor using a multicore fiber spliced between single-mode fibers. The device is capable of measuring temperatures of up to 1000Â°C in a very stable manner. This fiber sensor is able to be multiplexed along a multiple sensor chain and simultaneously measured.
Low Temperature Bulk Optical Polymer Composites
A low-temperature process has been developed for manufacturing bulk optical polymer composites with high inorganic content, enabling performance and characteristics comparable to crystals. Molding parts versus growing crystals provides significant cost reduction and higher efficiency in photonic applications such as radiation detection, low-power solid-state lasers, lighting, and light filtering applications.
Passive Wireless Sensor Including Piezoelectric MEMS Resonator
A passive wireless sensor platform, which can be utilized to measure physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, stress, strain, etc. The platform is comprised of a base unit (wireless transceiver) and piezoelectric MEMS resonator (sensing element), which harvest energy from received RF signals of the base unit.
High-power Laser Filament Mirror
A laser mirror for use with high-power beams whose high power density melts conventional laser mirrors. Composed of a 500nm-thick layer of high-purity gold on a smooth sapphire surface, it allows greater distribution of thermal energy so that energy delivered per unit area does not exceed the material damage threshold.
Multi-Source Multi-Scale Counting in Extremely Dense Crowd Images
A software algorithm that produces nearly accurate crowd counts from video or still images containing an average of 1,280 people per frame. The algorithm functions with new constraints in multi-scale Markov random field to infer a single count over the entire image.
Ultrasensitive Paper-Based Electrode Sensors for Medical and Environmental Diagnostics
Novel paper-based ion-selective electrodes with substantially lower limits of detection and improved selectivity. This electrode fabrication method has been optimized for easy preparation and reliability. It can be used for the development of low cost, point-of-care diagnostics for ion quantification of biomedical and environmental fluids.
Technology and Equipment for Production of Sapphire Monocryctals of Improved Quality and Sizes for Displays of Smart Phones and Other Devices, Substrates for Products of Electronic and Optoelectronic Industry
Production of finished plates for glasses from sapphire monocrystal for smart phones, other gadgets and substrates required dimensions for electronic and optoelectronic industry based on EPG method (by Stepanov). Technology of production of solid fused materials from aluminum oxide using the method of induction high frequency remelting of powder.
Composition-matched molecular â€œsoldersâ€ for semiconductors
Newly discovered compounds serve as â€œsoldersâ€ for semiconductors used in many applications. For example, CdSe nanocrystals with Na2Cd2Se3 solder produces CdSe films with electron mobilities exceeding 300 cm2/Vsec. Moreover, semiconductor powders can be molded into various shapes in the presence of composition-matched solder, opening new design spaces for semiconductor technologies.
Three Dimensional Block-Copolymer Films Formed By Electrohydrodynamic Jet printing and Self- Assembly
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures
A Low-Cost, High-Performance Colloidal Quantum Dot long wave infrared focal plane array for Hyperspectral Imaging
Infrared imaging devices with higher operating temperatures and lower cost are sought. Researchers have developed HgTe quantum dot photodetectors with a room-temperature photoresponse beyond 5 Âµm, the longest interband absorption wavelength reported for colloidal materials Operation covering the important atmospheric mid-wavelength infrared window between 3 and 5 Âµm is demonstrated.
Gallium and mixed metal nanoclusters
The inventors developed novel methods for producing Keggin-like structures containing 13 metal ions ranging from all Gallium to all Aluminum to mixed metals with combinations of metal ions including Gallium, Aluminum, and Indium.
A Secure RFID System for Product Anti-Counterfeiting
A secure RFID system, which is enabled with the patent-pending lightweight stream cipher WG-8 plus a suite of security protocols for authentication and privacy enhancement in supply chain. It is a cost-effective, secure EPC C1 Gen2 RFID tags integrate embedded security features which are difficult to break RFID tags.
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