Space Microelectronics Technology

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Water detection based on sky reflections

Aerial water detection is important for tracking changes in water boundaries that occur when the water elevation changes. From an aerial platform (manned or unmanned), new terrestrial water bodies could be automatically detected at far range and added to a database. Water bodies that no longer...
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Water Sensors

Mike Morris, former Associate Director of STAC, formed pHish Doctor, Inc. to develop and sell a pH monitor for home aquariums. The monitor, or pHish Doctor, consists of a sensor strip and color chart that continually measures pH levels in an aquarium. This is important because when the level gets...
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Web Time-Management Tool

Oak Grove Reactor, developed by Oak Grove Systems, is a new software program that allows users to integrate workflow processes. It can be used with portable communication devices. The software can join e-mail, calendar/scheduling and legacy applications into one interactive system via the Web...
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Welding Curtains

Concept of transparent welding curtains made of heavy duty vinyl originated with David F. Wilson, President of Wilson Sales Company. In 1968, Wilson's curtains reduced glare of welding arc and blocked ultraviolet radiation. When later research uncovered blue light hazards, Wilson sought improvement...
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X-Band Acquisition Aid Software

The X-Band Acquisition Aid (AAP) software is a low-cost acquisition aid for the Deep Space Network (DSN) antennas and is used while acquiring a spacecraft shortly after it has launched. The DSN consists of three complexes located at Goldstone, CA; Madrid, Spain; and Canberra, Australia. Each...
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XMbodyinfo

The software is very useful for streamlining the spacecraft tour design process.This software has already been successfully used on Cassini. It can also be used rather easily for other Cassini type missions such as the upcoming Europa mission. On Cassini many of hours were saved in the evaluation...
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XML Translator for Interface Descriptions

This software addresses the inconsistency in the interface implementation between FPGAs and software commonly results in difficult to test, identify, and fix failures in NASA Space flight systems. The tool forces functionally identical interface implementations on both sides of the interface. The...
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xvd Image Display Program

xvd, short for "X-windows VICAR Display", is an image display program for VICAR and PDS images. It is designed to efficiently display large (multiple GB) images, and includes several basic image processing functions. It has been the de-facto standard image display program used within the NASA JPL...

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