Spinoff 2020

Spinoff 2020
Title:
Spinoff 2020
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
033-000-01397-3
ISBN:
9780160955075
Description

Every year, Spinoff highlights dozens of technologies developed for NASA missions that now improve everything from patient care to the self-guided cars and drones of the near future. The companies featured in this year’s publication span a broad range of industries and geographic locations, showing the diverse benefits our Nation enjoys from its investment in aeronautics and space missions. Spinoff 2020 is no exception to this incredible new invention progress.

Table of Contents

5 Foreword

7 Introduction

8 Executive Summary

20 NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

24 Remote Monitoring Promotes Community Health beyond Hospitals

27 Balance Scale Predicts, Helps Prevent Falls

30 Low-Outgassing, Space-Grade Coatings Cover Electronics, Sensors, Pacemakers

32 Fiber-Optic “Nerves” Enable Sensitive Surgery Tools

36 Variable-Gravity Device Enables Medical, Pharmaceutical Research

38 Space Station Research Platform Paves the Way for Zero-G Manufacturing 

TRANSPORTATION 

42 Pressure Vessels Improve Transportation of Liquid Fuels

44 Weight-Estimating Software Helps Design Urban Air Taxis

47 Plane-Launched Rocket Opens Up Space for Small Satellites

49 Flash Lidar Enables Driverless Navigation

52 Virtual Airspace Hosts a Training Program for Air Traffic Managers

54 Water-Powered Engines Offer Satellite Mobility

56 Unique Sensors Will Improve Aerodynamic Design, Aircraft Performance

58 Doppler Lidar Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer  

PUBLIC SAFETY

64 Polyimide Foam Offers Safer, Lighter Insulation

68 AirMap Guides Drones toward Widespread Use

70 Rockets, Rovers Spur New Offshore Drilling Safety Technology

73 Wool Mask to Fight Fires in Space Inspires Fire Equipment on Earth

75 Autonomous Drone Navigation System Ends Reliance on GPS

77 Smaller, Cheaper Lasers Can Detect Gas, Monitor Structures, Take Tissue Images 

CONSUMER GOODS

82 Astronaut Experience Inspires Single-Handed Drone Flight Controller

84 Freeze-Dried Foods Nourish Adventurers and the Imagination

86 Carbon-Fiber Heat Sink Makes Batteries Safer for Electric Cars, Bikes, and More

89 Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars

92 Zero-Gravity Body Posture Influences Acupressure Massage Chair

94 Spacesuit Insulation Protects Personal Devices 

162 Spinoffs of Tomorrow

184 Technology Transfer Program 

Audience

Private industry manufacturers, scientists, inventors, middle school, high school, college level, and public libraries will want to have this resource in their science and technology collections for patron use and research.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$35.00
International Price:
$49.00
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology Program, Spinoff Program Office, Goddard Space Flight Center
Key Phrases:
  • Health and Medicine
  • Transportation
  • Public Safety
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Environment
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Productivity
Weight:
1.625
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
12/30/2019
Last Status Update:
03/13/2020
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