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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The process to prepare single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) solutions with a good degree of dispersion of individually isolated SWCNTs and very thin SWCNT bundles was...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Soldiers performing dismounted operations in the field use radios that have antennas with a distinct visible signature and can become easy targets. These antennas also...

Briefs: Materials

This work introduces a simple technique of separately fabricating electrospun short fibers. This technique employs a paper mesh, which is placed between the needle tip and counter electrode of the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Surface-Plasmon-Enhanced Organic Thin-Film Solar Cells

Fabrication of two-dimensional metal nanoparticle arrays was achieved both by thermal annealing and nanosphere lithography techniques, which are both very fast and economic. The surface plasmon resonance of the fabricated nanostructure was analyzed experimentally by optical absorption...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Extensive research has been done on carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNTFETs), which may revolutionize electronics. Single-walled carbon nano-tubes (SWNTs) act...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Micro-Propulsion Devices Made of Low-Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics

In the satellite industry, the trend is towards decreasing the size of satellites and clustering of small satellites. Technological advancements in microelectronics have made it more economical to launch a cluster of satellites with a single vehicle rather than the traditional...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Several attractive features of thermo-electric (TE) technology include no moving parts, light weight, modularity, covertness, silence, high power...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In applications where product performance is mission critical, commercial, military, and aerospace companies require technology to manufacture deep- drawn cylindrical product...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As electronics packaging and equipment have decreased in size and weight, so have the potential dimensions of unmanned aircraft. Specifically, a classification of micro air...

Tech Transfer Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Traditionally, ceramics have been thought of as hard and brittle, yet able to tolerate high temperatures. Now, Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) of Tucson, AZ has developed a method of...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A program now in progress is dedicated to making improvements in automated fiber placement (AFP) for the manufacture of advanced composite-material (matrix/fiber) structural...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Experiments in patterning of thin films of polycrystalline bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) on silicon substrates have been performed. Bi2Te3 is...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Progress has been reported in research oriented toward the goal of fabricating arrays of interconnected single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that could serve as probes for measuring...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A continuing effort to devise relatively inexpensive means of manufacturing titanium-alloy parts has been focused on a free-form fabrication approach. As used here, “free-form...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Some advances have recently been made on several fronts in a continuing effort to develop of means of fabricating electronic and magnetic devices having dimensions of the order of tens to hundreds...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

An experimental study of vacuum brazing of titanium and of the effects of changes in brazing alloys and brazing process conditions has been performed. [As used here, “titanium” signifies both...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A small-scale combustion-chamber testing facility has been designed and partly built for use in evaluating advanced combustor designs for future gas turbine engines. The specific model...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fabrication of Lightweight Armored Doors for HMMWVs

A document describes a concept for fabricating lightweight armored doors for the Army’s high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs). Essentially, the concept is to reinforce high-hard (HH) steel armored doors used on some HMMWVs with a laminated, woven, high-tensile-strength...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Technicians machine traditional metal wind tunnel models in a process that can span months. Although these models are highly precise, the meticulously slow...

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