Table of Contents INSIDE 2020



Executive Summary

NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

Spinoffs of Tomorrow

NASA Technology Transfer Program

Health and Medicine

Remote Monitoring Promotes Community Health beyond Hospitals

Balance Scale Predicts, Helps Prevent Falls

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

Fiber-Optic “Nerves” Enable Sensitive Surgery Tools

Variable-Gravity Device Enables Medical, Pharmaceutical Research

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


Pressure Vessels Improve Transportation of Liquid Fuels

Weight-Estimating Software Helps Design Urban Air Taxis

Plane-Launched Rocket Opens Up Space for Small Satellites

Flash Lidar Enables Driverless Navigation

Virtual Airspace Hosts a Training Program for Air Traffic Managers

Water-Powered Engines Offer Satellite Mobility

Unique Sensors Will Improve Aerodynamic Design, Aircraft Performance

Doppler Lidar Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer

Public Safety

Polyimide Foam Offers Safer, Lighter Insulation

AirMap Guides Drones toward Widespread Use

Rockets, Rovers Spur New Offshore Drilling Safety Technology

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

Autonomous Drone Navigation System Ends Reliance on GPS

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

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