Mars Radioisotope Power and Heating

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Battling Brittle Bones

The accuDEXAR Bone Mineral Density Assessment System, manufactured by Schick Technologies, Inc., utilizes camera on a chip" sensor technology invented and developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Schick's accuDEXA system offers several advantages over traditional osteoporosis tests which...
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BGen: A UML Behavior Network Generator Tool

A computer program to translate Unified Modeling Language (UML) Free-form Implementation Diagrams into a legacy C implementation of a Behavior Network has been developed in order to simplify the development of C-code for behavior based control systems. UML is a popular standard developed by the...
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Body Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computer-aided Tomography (CT) images are often complementary. In most cases, MRI is good for viewing soft tissue but not bone, while CT images are good for bone but not always good for soft tissue discrimination. Physicians and engineers in the Department of...
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Bowling Ball Spotting

Exactatron, an accurate weighing and spotting system in bowling ball manufacture, was developed by Ebonite International engineers with the assistance of a NASA computer search which identified Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) technology. The JPL research concerned a means of determining the center...
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Breast Cancer Detection

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has come up with a technique to decrease exposure to harmful x-rays in mammographies or breast radiography. Usually, physicians make more than one exposure to arrive at an x-ray film of acceptable density. Now the same solar cells used to convert sunlight into...
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Breast Cancer Detection, Digital Sensor

The BioScan System was developed by OmniCorder Technologies, Inc. at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The system is able to locate cancerous lesions by detecting the cancer's ability to recruit a new blood supply. A digital sensor detects infrared energy emitted from the body and identifies the...
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Bundle Security Protocol for ION

The Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) communication system is an implementation of Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocols for space flight operations. It enables reliable automatic data communication over a network of arbitrarily complex topology comprising both deep-space links and more...
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Calibrate_Image

One of the most widely used methods for collecting information about an object or phenomenon, in space or on the Earth, which is of scientific interest is to capture an image of it. Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital imaging hardware, the captured image is a degraded representation of the...
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CalSimHydro

This Web-based, Google Earth-enabled interactive interface provides a tool for configuring, running, viewing, and downloading the results of a CalSim 3.0 Hydrology Preprocessor program. The software allows the user to (1) interact with a map of water budget areas (WBAs) and display data for a...

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