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.
Piezoelectric micro-actuator platform for acoustics
This technology is a silicon MEMS generic platform based on piezoelectric thin film for acoustic applications e.g. ultrasonic transducers or loudspeakers. Acoustics frequencies addressed by this technology range from KHz to MHz.
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.
MID InfraRed micro spectrometer
A compact optical gas sensor working in the MID-infrared (3µm to 12µm) by assembling a multi-wavelength quantum cascade laser (QCL) source with a small photo-acoustic cell (~ few cm3). The photo-acoustic detection is based on the generation of an acoustic wave induced by the absorption of a laser pulse.
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.
Energy Harvesting Technology
EnerBee’s breakthrough technology is opening the door to fully autonomous power supplies for connected devices. The company’s micro generator is able to generate ample amounts of electricity from motion, no matter how fast or slow, regular or irregular. This unrivalled technology has led to 6 patents.
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.
Power Interruption/MIT Power Interruption Technology
A MIT(Metal-Insulator Transition) Power Interruption Technology has overcome a limitation of a 100-year old bimetal technology using world's first MIT device that reduces the size and enhances the performance of traditional electromagnetic switches, circuit breakers or power transistors which disconnect or manage overload signals (or heat) of main power.
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
Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles (SRLV)
We build Suborbital rockets that we fly back to the launch site and return customer payloads within minutes of landing and we do it less expensively than anyone else. Our program development and pure flight costs are a small fraction of Blue Origin or SpaceX.
CONFLUX is a reliable, asynchronous, time division multiplexing (TDM) system for transferring data. CONFLUX can be used in communication networks in which data must be exchanged from one place to another. It can also be used in various devices that need to communicate without the use of a clock.
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.
Battery Sensor for Charge and Health Monitoring
An optical fibre based sensor that uses nanoplasmonics that enables on-line monitoring of changes in at the electrode surfaces in batteries that correlates to state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH).
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.
The Slate technology is based on 32 sensors (magnetometers) able to track the exact position of your pen, which is enhanced with a magnetic ring (the Ring). The 32 magnetometers track the position, orientation, and tilt angle of the ring in 3D space (x,y,z) with high precision.
A new antenna-feedback scheme to achieve emission in a narrow beam from 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.
ePluribus EdgeWare – Real Time Network Centric Cognitive Information
User programmable wearable/embedded instrument with advanced learning capability, provides data acquisition, processing, reasoning, and communication. EdgeWare provides probabilistic reasoning for precision logistics, telemedicine, CBM, automation, prognostic management, quality assurance, and sustainment for tactical/commercial applications. Local / global IoT is supported with web browser interface and IP address.
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.
NASA Armstrong’s Fiber Optic Sensing System (FOSS)
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’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.
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.
OceanComm is an Illinois startup commercializing the first video-capable wireless underwater modem.
OceanComm develops wireless communications that work underwater.
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.
Magnetoelastic Smart Sensors for Smart PV Modules and Components (MagSens-PV)
We propose a novel passive microsensor for autonomous sensing. These wireless magnetoelastic resonant smart sensors (MagSens) are capable of detecting small changes in magnetic fields emanating from current carrying conductors (CCC’s) to detect µA levels of leakage in µs time scales through highly accurate frequency detection.
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.
A Vehicle 2 Vehicle Communication system for Smart Transpotations
A V2V Communication system, which can efficiently enable a variety of advanced road safety applications, through reliable broadcast of safety messages by vehicles and road-side units (RSUs). The invention will have a significant impact in reducing traffic accidents, which represent a leading contributor to human death and disability.
HARDSIL process and high temperature
HARDSIL is a manufacturing solution for hardening commercial CMOS integrated circuit components against radiation and high temperature which adds a small amount of processing to a standard flow and does not affect the performance. Also, VORAGO produces a line of high temperature and radiation hardened SRAMs and Microcontrollers.