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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

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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

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 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


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