Transportation

Vacuum Actuated Insertion Shank
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Vacuum Actuated Insertion Shank

This technology is a flexible device insertion tool including an elongated stiffener (17) with one or more suction ports (19), and a vacuum connector for interfacing the stiffener to a vacuum source. For attaching the flexible device such as a flexible neural probe (21) to the stiffener during...
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Weight Saving Technology

Significant weight reduction was achieved in the twin-turbine S-76 helicopter by use of composite materials, which are generally stronger and lighter than conventional aircraft materials. NASA composite technology played a part in development of the S-76. Sikorsky Aircraft designed and flight...
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Windshear Prediction

Windshear microbursts and extreme air turbulence caused by sudden intense changes in wind direction or speed are difficult to detect and thus dangerous to air traffic. They have been positively identified as the cause of 28 aviation accidents that claimed 491 lives. Many groups are investigating...
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Wing Flutter Control

Through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts from Langley Research Center, Orbital Research Inc. developed the Orbital Research Intelligent Control Algorithm (ORICA), the first practical hardware-independent adaptive predictive control structure, specifically suited for optimal...
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Winglets for the Airlines

Originally developed as part of the Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program in the 1970's, winglets are now used by long-ranging aircraft as well as business jets and smaller planes. The winglet is an upturned wingtip, a lifting surface designed to operate in the wingtip vortex a whirlpool of air at an...
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Zero-Order Reaction Kinetics (ZERO-RK)

Zero-RK calculates the thermo-physical properties, reaction rate coefficients, production rates, and other derivatives of the chemically reacting system necessary to efficiently simulate the time evolution of species or thermodynamic state. Species are the molecules representing the initial...
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Zig Zag Nd Laser

The Laser Systems Group at LLNL has developed a high energy, high average power solid state laser system capable of performing production rate laser shot peening.

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