Space Microelectronics Technology

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Software to Manage the Unmanageable

In 1995, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) contracted Lucidoc Corporation, a Redmond, Washington-based company to design a document management system to store and catalog over 8,000 technical and procedural documents integrated with hundreds of processes. JPL uses the Lucidoc solution to...
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Solar Cells

The Heat Exchanger Method (HEM) produces high efficiency crystal ingots in an automated well-insulated furnace offering low equipment, labor and energy costs. The grown" silicon crystals are used to make solar cells or photovoltaic cells which convert sunlight directly into electricity. The HEM...
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Solar Electricity

ARCO Solar manufactures PV Systems tailored to a broad variety of applications. PV arrays are routinely used at remote communications installations to operate large microwave repeaters, TV and radio repeaters rural telephone, and small telemetry systems that monitor environmental conditions. Also...
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Solar Equipment

A medical refrigeration and a water pump both powered by solar cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity are among the line of solar powered equipment manufactured by IUS for use in areas where conventional power is not available. IUS benefited from NASA technology incorporated in the...
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Solar Generator

The Vanguard I dish-Stirling module program, initiated in 1982, produced the Vanguard I module, a commercial prototype erected by the Advanco Corporation. The module, which automatically tracks the sun, combines JPL mirrored concentrator technology, an advanced Stirling Solar II engine/generator, a...
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Solar Water Heater

As a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientist Dr. Eldon Haines studied the solar energy source and solar water heating. He concluded he could build a superior solar water heating system using the geyser pumping principle. He resigned from JPL to develop his system and later form Sage Advance...
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Source Lines Counter (SLiC) version 4.0

SLiC has been used in a variety of projects and missions at JPL, with over 75 active users at JPL alone. It is the official code counter endorsed by the Software Quality Improvement Project for its metrics collections effort across JPL and SQIs most requested software product. SLiC provides data...
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Space Images for NASA JPL

The Space Images for NASA JPL is an iPhone application system which allows the General Public to view and rate images directly from an individual's iPhone. This system consists of four distinguishing components: image repository, database, server-side logic, and iPhone application. The image...

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