Propulsion

3D Printer Test Station
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3D Printer Test Station

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a test station capable of in-situ testing of material deposition and layer adhesion in an extrusion additive manufacturing process. The technology addresses the problem of monitoring part quality during the 3D printing process. It includes methods that...
A Portable Impactor Device
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A Portable Impactor Device

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed a portable device to simulate low-velocity impacts on a material or structure. As composite materials are highly susceptible to damage caused by low-velocity impact, they must be designed and evaluated for structural integrity after these types of...
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Adaptive Thermal Management System

This invention describes an electrochemical carbon dioxide sensor that integrates a solid polymer electrolyte with a solid-state substrate to yield an economical solid-state sensor, based on a novel and reversible electrochemical reaction scheme, that can continuously, accurately and selectively...
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Advanced Fire Retardant Materials

New polymer blends have been fabricated using a flame retardant additive. The polymer blends are fire retardant at low loadings (low as 5%) and possess improved physical properties and enhanced fire resistance properties. Plastic additives comprise more than 16 billion dollars for the global market...
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Aeroplastic Composites

New organic/inorganic polymeric materials are made by mixing appropriate amounts of inorganic filler with various polymer matrices and processing the mixture under suitable conditions. The inorganic component has been found to change electrostatic, thermal, and physical properties of the materials...
Air Coupled Acoustic Thermography
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Air Coupled Acoustic Thermography

NASA's Langley Research Center researchers have developed a novel noncontact method to identify internal damage inside structures. Air Coupled Acoustic Thermography (ACAT) was originally developed for damage identification in honeycomb sandwich structures but can also be applied to other...

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