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JSC Technologies Available for Licensing

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JSC Technologies Available for Licensing

JSC has innovations available for licensing in the following technology categories. Many technologies also have partnering opportunities available.

Aerospace

Johnson Space Center is a primary NASA center for the design, development, and testing of spacecraft and associated systems for human spaceflight. Recent aerospace research and development has included docking mechanisms, simulation and analysis software, pilot safety equipment, inflatable vessels and habitats, cryogenic transport, and more.

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Biotech, Medical, Human Health, and Life Support

Johnson Space Center leads NASA’s flight-related scientific and medical research programs, focusing much of its research on technology that benefits human health—both in space and here on Earth. As manned space missions become longer duration and astronauts venture beyond Earth’s orbit, this becomes an increasingly critical issue. Technology developments in this area have included wound treatment, biosensors for microbial monitoring, cell growth technologies, and more.

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Clean, Green Environmental Technologies and Power

To meet NASA’s mission needs for clean and efficient systems that reduce power demands on spacecraft, researchers at JSC are developing novel energy systems. Also their work on NASA’s rovers may also play an important role in the further development of electric vehicles.

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Communications

In addition to its role as the NASA lead in human space flight, Johnson Space Center also manages a variety of telecommunications initiatives. JSC researchers develop communications technologies including antennas, radio frequency identification devices, tracking systems, and radar.

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Consumer Products

From personal hydration systems and exercise equipment to technologies for water filtration and making our highways safer, Johnson Space Center’s researchers are developing many technologies that can provide life-improving benefits in the form of consumer products.

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Electrical

With one of its primary roles within NASA being the design, development, and testing of spacecraft, Johnson Space Center has a growing portfolio of electronic technologies. These technologies include field programmable gate arrays, circuits, data acquisition systems, capacitors, electronic controllers, and more.

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Manufacturing

Enabling astronauts to perform spacecraft maintenance while in space is challenging from many perspectives. Having the right tools and materials to work with is critical. Technologies that Johnson Space Center is developing to help astronauts diagnose problems and maintain their craft while in space can also have tremendous impacts on manufacturing processes here on Earth.

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Materials

New materials that are strong, lightweight, and versatile are in constant demand for NASA missions. Recent research at Johnson Space Center has included development of new aluminum materials for friction stir welding, nanotechnology, and other materials.

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Optics

Johnson Space Center’s research in the field of optics has focused on improving optical networks and optical filtration and has also resulted in technologies that have benefits in the area of mineral exploration both here on Earth and elsewhere.

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Sensors and Robotics

Engineers at Johnson Space Center are continually developing new and improved sensors for monitoring all aspects of aerospace systems, emissions, and other critical areas. Tracking and detection system technologies have been developed that may have significant applications outside of NASA. Also JSC is leading significant robotics technology development.

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Software

Many technologies developed at Johnson Space Center have a software component, and much of this software offers possibilities for uses in applications outside of the original design—sometimes numerous applications. Software has been developed for GPS and navigation improvements, life support analysis, reporting systems, and much more.

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Page Last Updated: January 16th, 2014
Page Editor: Lee Obringer