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A New Langley technology now available

Posted: August 19, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

A technology invented by a group of Langley researchers has just been patented.

The "Tailorable Dielectric Material with Complex Permittivity Characteristics" is an engineered insulating material or dielectric with a polymer base material or matrix that is intermixed or combined with a plurality of nanomaterials, nanostructures, or nanosubstrates.

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SansEC is a NASA-developed wireless sensor technology that is damage tolerant and requires no electrical connections. Unlike other sensors, a SansEC sensor can be designed for measurements unrelated to each other -- like temperature and fluid level -- and easily switch from one to another or do both simultaneously.

NASA Langley researcher Ken Dudley recently ...Full Story

NASA’s Advanced Manufacturing Efforts Featured in New Article

Posted: March 27, 2014 | by Sean Sullivan | Comments

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) recently published an article that provides an overview of NASA’s efforts to help revitalize America's manufacturing sector.

To view the FLC article: http://newslink.federallabs.org/2014/03/24/nasa...Full Story

Your next technology solution may be right here!

Posted: March 19, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Two companies recently found their solutions at NASA Langley.

Caplan Taylor Enterprises, LLC, now has a partially exclusive license for a wireless sensor. Located in Virginia, the firm plans to commercialize products in the field of fluid level measurements in automotive (including cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles) and train applications li...Full Story

By working with licensees and other partners to transfer Langley technology solutions, our technologies find their way into everyone’s daily lives. From advanced methods and services to new products, our technologies help improve the way we live, work and play. We’re proud to acknowledge a few of these new "spinoffs" for 2013...     

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New Langley technologies now available!

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Two technologies invented at NASA Langley research center have just been patented

The "Fabrication of Nanovoid-Imbedded Bismuth Telluride With Low Dimensional System" allows efficient energy harvesting from a heat source. The system can potentially be used to address the power-related requirements for lighter-than-air vehicles, including airships and hybrid f...Full Story

You missed the webinar? No worries!

If you were unable to attend the live event, you still have a chance see the entire technical presentation about NASA developed surface engineering methods that are available for licensing. To view the webinar, please visit: ht...Full Story

We'd be happy to show you!

NASA Langley's comprehensive facilities allow our researchers to create a material from cradle to grave through all stages of testing and fabrication. Visit the Technology Gateway's Marketplace to learn about some of the results. And, please contact us if you'd like to come for a tour...Full Story

NASA Langley Honors Inventors

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In July, NASA Langley recognized its top technology transfer innovators for 2012. Also, more than 200 inventors received awards for their 2012 technology achievements! Many of their inventions and their expertise are available to help solve your technical c...Full Story

Two New Technologies Available!

Posted: March 8, 2012 | by Sean Sullivan | Comments

We've recently added two technologies to our marketplace, a set of fluid flow control devices and a Full Story

Small Firm

Posted: May 26, 2010 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts, TerraMetrics, Inc. worked with researchers at Langley to develop a synthetic vision (SV) display for pilots. The firm's 3D terrain-rendering engine, known as "TerraBlocks" provides models in real-time.

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Langley Technologies Garner More Awards!

Posted: May 27, 2010 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

At the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) at the national meeting in Nashville, TN, NASA received four awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer. Two of those were for Langley's "Portable Infrasonic Detection System" and "Safe Wireless Fluid-Level Measuring System."

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The U.S. Patent Office has granted three patents for technologies at Langley. The first patent is for "Electrically Conductive, Optically Transparent Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Composites And Process For Preparation Thereof." The inventors, John W. Connell, Joseph G. Smith, Joycelyn S. Harrison, Cheol Park, Kent A. Watson and Zoubeida Ounaies, have effectively dispersed...Full Story

Success Story Briefs

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When NASA Langley partners with small businesses through SBIR contracts, it can lead to long term benefits for both sides

Intelligent Light

Through SBIR contracts awarded by NASA Langley, Intelligent Light of Rutherford, NJ created a Rotorcraft Computational Aero Acoustics Post-processing System (RCAAPS). The software help...Full Story

Nanotube Technology On The Move

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Langley recently executed a Joint Ownership Agreement among NASA; Jefferson Science Associates (JSA), which manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility for the Department of Energy; and the National Institute of Aerospace Associates (NIA) for boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) technologies. The agreement facilitates a working relationship among t...Full Story

Langley Technology Has New Licensing Agreement

Posted: February 9, 2012 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

On February 27, 2012, Langley approved a partially-exclusive license agreement between NASA and Magic Leap, Inc., for Langley's photogrammetry system and method for determining relative motion between two bodies. Magic Leap, a small business located in Hollywood, Florida, plans to develop products in the fields of augmented reality and/or virtual rea...Full Story

Firm Develops Product From Langley Material

Posted: February 2, 2012 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

NeXolve, Huntsville, AL, a licensee of Langley Research Center's (LaRC) LaRC-CP1 and LaRC-CP2, recently developed a thermal control material, EPC, that utilizes CP1 and other proprietary additives and coatings to provide environmental protection for airships. They have also used the material to manufacture EPC for two stratospheric programs, both funde...Full Story

Automotive Industry Checks Out NASA Technology

Posted: February 2, 2012 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Recently, Langley partnership representatives and research experts participated in a NASA Automotive Industry Workshop at Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. Major automotive companies and emerging electronic car companies across the industry's value chain learned about NASA technologies for lightweight vehicles, electric cars, and alternative cycles and design too...Full Story

New License Issued

Posted: February 2, 2012 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

On January 23, 2012, LaRC approved an exclusive license agreement between NASA and innoEpi, Inc., for Langley's silicon germanium technologies. InnoEpi, Santa Clara, CA, plans to develop and market single crystal silicon-germanium semiconductor materials for CPUs, memory, power IC chips, and application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) chips.

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ESE Industries Tests Material

Posted: February 2, 2012 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

ESE Industries, Corp., Guaynabo, PR, is testing its composite materials in LaRC's advanced autoclave equipment.

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Check out our latest technology video featuring a novel, clean energy technology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6r2bukrppk

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Two New Patents at NASA Langley Research Center in October 2011

Posted: November 29, 2011 | by Sean Sullivan | Comments

The U.S. Patent Office granted two patents for technologies at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in October 2011. The first patent was for a "Wir...Full Story

On September 20-21, 2011, NASA hosted a two-day industry forum to help bring tomorrow's manufacturing closer to reality. Various key industry stakeholders attended and met to consider the future of electron-beam freeform fabrication (EBF3). NASA Langley's EBF3 team, led by Karen Taminger, presented on the novel system that can be applied to elect...Full Story

Try Before You Buy?

Posted: May 26, 2011 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Interested in one of our technologies but not sure if it will be right for your business? NASA Langley now has a unique licensing option for you. A way to "try it before you buy it"

We are offering a "Research License" option that will allow you to have a short-term license for up to two years. This gives you time to explore the potential of ...Full Story


Langley’s Floating Ultrasonic Transducer

Posted: July 29, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Recently, NASA Langley hosted a webinar featuring one its non-destructive evaluation technologies...Full Story

NASA Ultrasonic Technology Now Available

Posted: July 16, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

If your business relies on ultrasonic testing, you should know about an advanced ultrasonic evaluation system invented at NASA Langley. Although most ultrasonic scanners need a coupling agent to make a good contact, Langley’s Floating Ultrasonic Transducer doesn’t...Full Story

Improving Ultrasonic Testing

Posted: June 25, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

NASA Langley, a leader in non-destructive evaluation technology, has developed a novel Full Story

Got ideas?

Posted: June 18, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

NASA Langley and Edison Nation have a challenge for you. While conducting flight deck research, Langley inventors developed a closed-loop testing setup for pilots to help determine what level of automation best kept......Full Story

Langley Wins Commercial Invention of the Year for 2013

Posted: June 17, 2014 | by Sean Sullivan | Comments

Inventors at NASA Langley Research Center have done it again! The Agency’s 2013 “Commercial Invention of the Year” has been awarded to......Full Story

The People Behind The Solutions

Posted: May 21, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

On the Technology Gateway, you can find solutions to many of your technical problems. Recently, NASA Langley recognized a number of its inventors at its second annual Innovators’.....Full Story

Change Adhesion through Surface Engineering Approaches

Posted: May 1, 2014 | by Sean Sullivan | Comments

NASA is looking at surface engineering to mitigate particulate adhesion and surface contamination. For planetary exploration, particulate adhesion presents challenges for both humans and equipment....Full Story

New Technology Patents

Posted: March 28, 2014 | by Sheri Beam | Comments

Recently, a number of Langley researchers received patents for new technologies. Each one is an improvement over the current state-of-the-art. Check them out!Full Story

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA held a workshop to introduce its award winning "Sans EC” wireless sensor platform. ...Full Story

The 2013 Fiscal Year was another success for NASA Langley's Technology Gateway. The researchers and scientists at our Center continued to produce exciting new technologies and our team has been working hard to find new licensees. Here is a brief look back at some ...Full Story

What’s hot now!

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To meet today’s business demands, you’re probably faced with some type of technology challenge and need a solution. After studying various industries, we learned that many of these challenges cross multiple industries. What’s more, NASA Langley has many “smart sol...Full Story

Langley research, originally intended for pilots and air traffic controllers, now has video gaming applications through a new biofeedback-based controller called "Mindshift." The technology uses physiological signals to modulate the manual input...Full Story

Two teams at Langley are collaborating with Honeybee Robotics in New York City to develop hardware and software for their unique projects....Full Story


Not at SAMPE?

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At this year's Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) conference we highlighted a number of our innovative materials,
including :

- Electrospun fibers and mats ...Full Story

Innovation Fund Awards

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The NASA 2010 Innovation Fund recently selected four Langley proposals for funding. The four proposals and project leaders are:

"Airborne Wind Turbine Energy Harvesting UAV Systems" Dr. Mark Moore, Aeronautics Systems Analysis
Multi-stage Force Amplified Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Transducers" Dr. Emilie (Mia) Siochi, Advanced Materials and Proces...Full Story

During 2010, the Langley Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Team was hard at work, helping to move the Center's technology up and out, as well as develop numerous partnerships to support technology innovation. We have put together a summary of our accomplishments for the year in this document. If you'd like more information or have any feedback, please let us know.<...Full Story

A Langley technology has been selected as NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2009. K. Elliott Cramer, Daniel F. Perey, and William T. Yost invented Ultrasonic Wire Crimp Inspection, which has been patented.

With the invention, it's possible to check wire crimp connections by using a handheld tool with a pair of transducers. The tool grasps the crimp joint...Full Story

New Licensees

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Langley recently signed a nonexclusive license agreement with PCB Piezotronics for an extreme low-frequency acoustic measurement portable system technology. Qamar A. Shams and Allan J. Zuckerwar originally designed and developed the technology to to detect Clear Air Turbulence for Aviation Safety and other NASA exploration programs.

Shams and Zuckerwar furt...Full Story

Every year, NASA's "Spinoff" magazine highlights successful technology partnerships that have brought out-of-this-world technologies back down to Earth. This year's issue features seven Langley-based articles.

Tools Lighten Designs, Maintain Structural Integrity http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tt...Full Story

Langley signed a partially exclusive license agreement with Kelvin International Corporation (Newport News, VA) for wireless sensor technologies. Originally invented as an easier and more efficient way to use sensors on aircraft and spacecraft as well as other vehicles, the company has plans to market built-in liquid level sensors using the non-contact sensors for bio-...Full Story

Firms to Develop Technology

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Thirty-three small companies will receive 2008 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 Awards to develop technologies for the Langley. The awards address specific technology gaps in mission programs and projects. Successful SBIR-developed technologies have supported numerous NASA efforts, including modern air traffic control systems, Earth observing spacecraf...Full Story

Several Langley researchers are being honored for their innovative achievements in the world of semiconductor physics. Their remarkable two-fold discovery has just won a 2009 RD 100 Award in the category of "Materials and Metals." The winning team includes: Dr. Sang H. Choi, Dr. Yeonjoon...Full Story

RICHMOND-- Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that for the second time during his administration, CNBC has named Virginia its "Top State for Business." This best-in-the-nation ranking was based on a wide range of factors, from workforce quality to broadband infrastructure, and reaffirms that "Virginia has what it takes to emerge from an economy turned upside...Full Story

In late June, the Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office played host to about 40 delegates from the International Business Wales (IBW) group. The IBW works to establish and strengthen global business partnerships. Inventors and representatives from Langley's advanced materials, sensors, and non-destructive evaluation project areas were invited to talk about their...Full Story

Recently, NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program, working with the Office of the Chief Engineer at NASA Headquarters, selected 20 projects for the 2009 NASA Innovation Fund. The fund was established to advance work from NASA innovators on novel technologies and concepts that have the potential to revolutionize the way NASA performs its missions such as enabling new capabi...Full Story

Learning from Geckos

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Dr. John Connell from Langley’s Advanced Materials amp Processing Branch has partnered with Dr. Yi Lin from the National Institute of Aerospace on developing technology to mitigate lunar dust from spacesuits, radiators, rovers and habitats. For any long-term lunar mission, dust presents a major challenge for keeping surfaces clean. The current strategies for dust mitig...Full Story

Researchers from Langley and Johnson Space Center (JSC) have teamed to develop a new manufacturing system. The system uses electron-beam freeform fabrication (EBF 3). Although the EBF 3 process has been used for sometime, the Langley-Johnson process, which uses a wire-feed design, is radically different. According to Langley...Full Story

Inventors at NASA Langley Research Center have done it again! The Agency’s 2008 “Commercial Invention of the Year” has been awarded to John W. Connell, Joseph G. Smith, Jr., and Paul M. Hergenrother (retired), all from Langley. Their invention, “Composition of and Method for Making High Performance Resins for Infusion and Transfer Molding Processes,” has resulted in a ...Full Story

Wired News identified the Speedo LZR Racer Swimsuit as one of the top ten technology breakthroughs for 2008. Langleys wind tunnels were the proving grounds for selecting just the right aerodynamic material for the suit.

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Look for us on Twitter!

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We're putting updates about technology happenings at NASA Langley on Twitter. Just go here to start receiving Langley's news:

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2007 Invention of the Year

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Langley's Polyimide foam, FPF-44, has been named NASA's commercial invention of the year for 2007. FPF-44 is a multi-use insulating foam invented by Roberto Cano, Brian Jensen and Erik Weiser from NASA Langley, and Miguel Vazquez of Polyumac Techno Core Inc. in Hialeah, Fla. In addition to being lightweight and fire resistant, the foam can be thermal formed int...Full Story


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Annually NASA publishes Spinoff, a magazine featuring successfully commercialized NASA technologies. For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) has helped to transfer these technologies to the private sector, as well as back into federal programs and projects, all of which have societal benefits. The commercialization contributes to...Full Story

In response to a recent NASA Research Announcement (NRA), the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate has selected eight companies to develop landing sensor technology for its Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) Program. Two of the firms, Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC) and Fibertek, Inc., have previously partnered with Langley through Small B...Full Story

Every 12 months, teams of experts selected by Chicago-based RD Magazine name their choices of the year's 100 most innovative ideas. NASA LaRC researchers, competing in an international pool that includes industry, universities, and government labs, were selected as one of the recipients of this prestigious mark of excellence. LaRC's winning technology, "The SansEC Geom...Full Story

"When I hit the water, I feel like a rocket." That's world champion swimmer Michael Phelps, commenting on his new Speedo swimsuit. Warnaco Inc., the U.S. licensee of the Speedo swimwear brand, approached NASA Langley to test its fabric samples, focusing on less drag reduction. According to Langley researcher Steve Wilkinson, "we evaluated the surface roughness effects ...Full Story

Caplan Taylor Enterprises, Newport News, Va, has licensed a wireless sensor system technology invented by Langley researchers, Stan Woodard and Bryant Taylor. The system uses magnetic fields to deliver power to and acquire measurements from sensors. Its wireless design eliminates the need for direct contact between the sensor and the data acquisition system as well as ...Full Story

Langley Team Wins Award

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Roberto Cano, Brian Jensen, Erik Weiser, all from Langley and Juan Vazquez, PolyuMac TechnoCore, Inc., have won the 2008 NASA Commercial Invention of the Year award for their "Polyimide Foams." The durable polyimide foam materials are cured by a microwave process, reducing cost and increasing the production rate over competing polyimide foams. The foams can be flexible...Full Story

On February 14, 2008, NASA approved a partially exclusive license agreement between NASA and Caplan Taylor Enterprises LLC for wireless sensor technologies. Caplan Taylor Enterprises, located in Poquoson, Virginia, plans to market and sell fuel sensor units to the marine industry. The units have been tested successfully on boats owned by the Fire Department of Hampton, Vi...Full Story

Recently, a nonexclusive license agreement between NASA Langley Research Center and 3D Plus USA, Inc. was approved.

The firm plans to commercialize Langley's Radiation Tolerant Intelligent Memory Stack (RTIMS) modules. The RTIMS is integrated onto a compact printed circuit board that provides two gigabits of error-corrected digital memory.

Jeffrey A. He...Full Story

On Wednesday, NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program Seed Fund announced the selection of 38 partnerships that will advance key technologies to meet critical needs for NASA's mission. These Seed Fund projects will address technology barriers with cost-shared, joint-development programs.

The one-year projects will involve collaboration among three principal par...Full Story

On Friday, October 26, 2007, NASA Langley Research Center hosted its first annual technology exposition event, called "TeXpo."

TeXpo provided an opportunity for the Center's technical and business community to meet and discuss possible collaborations with representatives from other federal organizations, industry, and academia.

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The Technology Gateway video can now be seen on YouTube. The video is a sample of some of the latest technologies and facilities at Langley, along with comments from the people who make them possible.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/technologygateway...Full Story