Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nanotechnology at NASA VIDEO

NanoCompass Provides New Capabilities in Magnetometry and Strain Sensing

…using an intrinsically nanoscale technology that reduces power, mass, and size

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center invites companies to license a new design of a lightweight, low-power magnetometer based on a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) network. Called the “NanoCompass,” the sensor’s dimensions are intrinsically nanoscale, allowing for new capabilities in magnetometry. The NanoCompass also demonstrates high resilience to temperature fluctuations, making it ideal for a wide range of operating conditions. Compared to conventional magnetometers in use today, the NanoCompass promises lower power consumption, mass, and size, helping to lower operating costs and increase potential possible applications.

This technology is part of NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program, which seeks to transfer technology into and out of NASA to benefit the space program and U.S. industry. NASA invites companies to consider licensing the Design of a Lightweight, Low-power Magnetometer based on a Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Network technology (GSC-15060-1) for commercial applications.

For information and forms related to the technology licensing and partnering process, please visit the Licensing and Partnering page.

TEXT CREDIT: Innovative Partnerships Program Office Home

VIDEO CREDIT: fuentek1

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