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Spinoff 2009

 
Table of Contents


Foreword

Introduction

Apollo Spinoffs

Executive Summary

NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

Image-Capture Devices Extend Medicine’s Reach

Medical Devices Assess, Treat Balance Disorders

 

NASA Bioreactors Advance Disease Treatments

 

Robotics Algorithms Provide Nutritional Guidelines

 

‘Anti-Gravity’ Treadmills Speed Rehabilitation

 

Crew Management Processes Revitalize Patient Care

Hubble Systems Optimize Busy Hospital Schedules

 

Web-Based Programs Assess Cognitive Fitness

 

Electrolyte Concentrates Treat Dehydration

Transportation iconTransportation
 

Tools Lighten Designs, Maintain Structural Integrity

 
NASA Invention of the Year

Insulating Foams Save Money, Increase Safety

R&D 100 Award icon
 
NASA Invention of the Year

Polyimide Resins Resist Extreme Temperatures

 

Sensors Locate Radio Interference

   

Surface Operations Systems Improve Airport Efficiency

 
NASA Invention of the Year

Nontoxic Resins Advance Aerospace Manufacturing

Public Safety iconPublic Safety
 

Sensors Provide Early Warning of Biological Threats

Robots Save Soldiers’ Lives Overseas

Apollo-Era Life Rafts Save Hundreds of Sailors

   

Circuits Enhance Scientific Instruments and Safety Devices

 

Tough Textiles Protect Payloads and Public Safety Officers

Consumer, Home, and Recreation iconConsumer, Home, and Recreation

Forecasting Tools Point to Fishing Hotspots

 

Air Purifiers Eliminate Pathogens, Preserve Food

 

Fabrics Protect Sensitive Skin from UV Rays

Space Technology Hall of Fame icon

Phase Change Fabrics Control Temperature

Tiny Devices Project Sharp, Colorful Images

Environmental and Agricultural Resources iconEnvironmental and Agricultural Resources

Star-Mapping Tools Enable Tracking of Endangered Animals

R&D 100 Award icon
Space Technology Hall of Fame icon
 

Nanofiber Filters Eliminate Contaminants

 

Modeling Innovations Advance Wind Energy Industry

R&D 100 Award icon
 

Thermal Insulation Strips Conserve Energy

 

Satellite-Respondent Buoys Identify Ocean Debris

   

Mobile Instruments Measure Atmospheric Pollutants

 

Cloud Imagers Offer New Details on Earth’s Health

   

Antennas Lower Cost of Satellite Access

   

Feature Detection Systems Enhance Satellite Imagery

   

Chlorophyll Meters Aid Plant Nutrient Management

 

Telemetry Boards Interpret Rocket, Airplane Engine Data

 

Programs Automate Complex Operations Monitoring

 

Software Tools Streamline Project Management

 

Modeling Languages Refine Vehicle Design

 

Radio Relays Improve Wireless Products

Industrial Productivity iconIndustrial Productivity
 

Advanced Sensors Boost Optical Communication, Imaging

Space Technology Hall of Fame icon

Tensile Fabrics Enhance Architecture Around the World

 

Robust Light Filters Support Powerful Imaging Devices

 

Thermoelectric Devices Cool, Power Electronics

Innovative Tools Advance Revolutionary Weld Technique

   

Methods Reduce Cost, Enhance Quality of Nanotubes

R&D 100 Award icon
   

Gauging Systems Monitor Cryogenic Liquids

   

Voltage Sensors Monitor Harmful Static

   

Compact Instruments Measure Heat Potential

 
Aeronautics and Space Activities
Education News
Partnership News
   NASA Technology Award Winners
Innovative Partnerships Program
 
R&D 100 Award icon
Denotes that R&D 100 Magazine has awarded the technology with its R&D 100 Award.
Space Technology Hall of Fame icon
Indicates that the Space Foundation has inducted the technology into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

NASA Invention of the Year
Signifies that the technology has been named as a NASA “Invention of the Year.”

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