The U.S. Patent Office recently granted four patents for technologies invented at NASA Langley Research Center. See below for brief descriptions of these technologies which are now available for licensing…
The NASA Technology Transfer Program recently released a list of the 100 “hottest” technologies that are available to the public for licensing. The list was compiled from the entire patent p...Full Story
To suppress structural vibration in flexible aerospace structures, researchers at NASA Langley invented a piezoelectric actuator system that enables simple analog feedback control to actively reduce vibrations. ...Full Story
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...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 technolo...Full Story
On May 1st, 2013 BNNT, LLC, a Newport News, Virginia start-up, began construction of the world's first commercial factory dedicated to the manufacture of Fibril Boron Nitride Nanotubes, "Fibril...Full Story
On April 3, NASA announced its annual selections for Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer(STTR) Program awards. Of the 295 awards made, Langley received: 36 S...Full Story
Recently, NASA Langley and Allotropica Technologies of Chapel Hill, NC signed an exclusive license agreement for liquid crystal polymer resins. The resins were originally invented for lightweight composite mate...Full Story
On Feb. 11, LaRC approved a nonexclusive research license agreement between NASA and GLSEQ, LLC, for Langley's wireless sensor technologies. GLSEQ, a small business located in Alabama, plans to evaluate the tec...Full Story
On June 18, 2012, LaRC approved a nonexclusive research license agreement between NASA and Daniels Manufacturing Corporation (DMC) for Langley's wire crimping tool technologies. DMC is located ...Full Story
On June 12, 2012, LaRC executed a Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) between NASA and Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, for the technology, "Nano-Propellants Based on Aluminum-Hydrogen-Peroxide Ferritin...Full Story
Langley researcher Sam Miller successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "A Unified Nano-Satellite Sensing Architecture for Orientation, Docking, and Whole-Sky Imaging" at N.C. State Univ...Full Story
On May 7, 2012, Langley Research Center approved a nonexclusive research license agreement between NASA and Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS) for Langley's wireless sensor technologies. LMS is ...Full Story
On March 22, 2012, a technique for synthesizing a high-tech material technology, jointly developed by NASA Langley Research Center, the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab, and the National Institute of Aer...Full Story
NASA 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 Energ...Full Story
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, k...Full Story
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 Detectio...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 Preparatio...Full Story
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; an...Full Story
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 b...Full Story
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...Full Story
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...Full Story
As part of its goal to accelerate technology transfer, the NASA Langley Technology Transfer Office recently entered into a partnership agreement with Johns Hopkins (JHU) in Baltimore, Maryland....Full Story
Researchers at NASA Langley are developing lidar-based technology in order to gather crucial information on cloud and aerosol properties in the atmosphere that are needed to improve our understanding of their impact on weather and climate....Full Story
Langley’s researchers and scientists continue to produce exciting new technologies. These two inventions were recently awarded patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and are available for licensing....Full Story
The U.S. Patent Office recently granted seven patents for technologies invented at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). See below for brief descriptions of these technologies which are now available for licensing…...Full Story
Pacemakers with longer-lasting batteries. Artificial limbs that change shape. Food packaging that allows producers, distributors and retailers to wirelessly monitor the quality of perishable items.
Langley’s researchers and scientists continue to produce exciting new technologies. These five inventions were recently awarded patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and are available for licensing....Full Story
The Technology Transfer Office at NASA Langley Research Center had another successful fiscal year in 2014 (FY14). Here’s a look back at some of our accomplishments and activities from the past year....Full Story
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 elec...Full Story
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.