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  • Orbital Sciences jet with rocket plane attached

    Miniaturized High-Speed Modulated X-Ray Source (MXS)
    This technology is being used by Massachusetts General Hospital to develop a non-rotational CT Scanner with 1000x lower radiation. This technology was developed for NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER).


  • NASA Center Technologies

    Consider using some of these NASA technologies developed at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).

  • Servicing Talisman

    Robotic Arm (TALISMAN):

    The in-space robotic arm, also referred to by the acronym TALISMAN, can be used to grasp and manipulate objects, such as satellites or boulders on asteroids.

    bug testingBug Coating:

    This slippery, glue-like substance, known also as the Hydrophobic Epoxy Coating for Insect Adhesion Mitigation, was developed by NASA Langley to prevent insect residue from adhering to airplane wings, which improves aerodynamic efficiency.

  • Engineering Design Process

    Scientist inspecting thermal blanketNASA’s BEST- Engineering Design Process Video Series:

    The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve problems. Engineers must ask a question, imagine a solution, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that model, then take time to improve the original – all steps that are crucial to mission success at NASA.

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  • ESAP

    The Estimated Spectrum Adaptive Postfilter (ESAP)

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  • HSEG

    Hierarchical Image Segmentation (HSEG)

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