NASA to advance unique 3D printed sensor technology

GREENBELT, Md.,- A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary, nanomaterial-based detector platform. The technology is capable of sensing everything from minute concentrations of gases and vapor, atmospheric pressure and temperature, and then transmitting that data via a wireless antenna — all from the same self-contained platform that measures just two-by-three-inches in size, reports Lori Keesey for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Feb 19th, 2019
NASA to advance unique 3D printed sensor technology
NASA to advance unique 3D printed sensor technology
GREENBELT, Md.,- A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary, nanomaterial-based detector platform. The technology is capable of sensing everything from minute concentrations of gases and vapor, atmospheric pressure and temperature, and then transmitting that data via a wireless antenna — all from the same self-contained platform that measures just two-by-three-inches in size, reports Lori Keesey for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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February 19, 2019-Mahmooda Sultana's NASA team and Northeastern University are using 3D printing and nanomaterials to bring small, powerful sensors to space. The sensor system, which measures a scant two-by-three inches, can detect gases in the parts-per-billion level, pressure levels, and temperature. Keesey notes that because the systems are radiation hardened with a lot of consideration made regarding size, weight, and power, they will be ideal for space applications.

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