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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