New Langley technologies now available!by Sheri Beam |
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
On Demand Webinar: Controlling Surface Chemistry and Morphology to Promote or Prevent Adhesionby Sheri Beam |
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 Inventorsby Sheri Beam |
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
Three New Patents at NASA Langley Research Centerby Sheri Beam |
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 Briefsby Sean Sullivan |
When NASA Langley partners with small businesses through SBIR contracts, it can lead to long term benefits for both sides
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 Moveby Sheri Beam |
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
Advancing Video Gaming--MindShift Technologyby Sheri Beam |
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
NASA Langley and Honeybee Robotics Working on New Technologiesby Sheri Beam |
Two teams at Langley are collaborating with Honeybee Robotics in New York City to develop hardware and software for their unique projects....Full Story
Learning from Geckosby Sheri Beam |
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
Langley and Johnson Team on Novel Technologyby Sheri Beam |
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
NASA Commercial Invention of the Year for 2008by Sheri Beam |
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
A Top Technology Breakthroughby Sheri Beam |
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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2007 Invention of the Yearby Sheri Beam |
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
Spinoff...by Sheri Beam |
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
Two Langley Small Business Partners on NRA for ALHATby Sheri Beam |
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
Langley Technology Wins RD 100 Awardby Sheri Beam |
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
A Novel Partnership - Wind tunnels and Swimsuits?by Sheri Beam |
"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
Langley Technology Being Used on Boatsby Sheri Beam |
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 Awardby Sheri Beam |
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
Langley-invented Wireless Sensor Licensedby Sheri Beam |
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
Three Langley Projects Selected for Seed Fundingby Sheri Beam |
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
Potential Partners Discuss Technology Development at TeXpoby Sheri Beam |
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.
The event featured tech...Full Story