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NASA SENSOR TECHNOLOGY HELPS RECREATIONAL BOATERS MAKE WAVES
04.30.10
 
As summer approaches, NASA-developed wireless sensor technology is giving recreational boat owners safer and more accurate readings of how much fuel is in their tanks. The NASA-developed magnetic measuring system also has potential use in planes, trains and automobiles.

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Stan Woodard, Senior Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center

Cut (1) – RT 00:42  - β€œIn terms of fluid level measurements, we originally looked at using this inside landing gear shock struts to determine how much hydraulic fluid would be used for attenuating the impact during landing and from that, we evolved to looking at fuel measurements. And the goal was to develop a fuel measurement system that would allow us to place a sensor in a fuel tank but without having any of the fuel vapors or fuel itself contacting any of the electrical components of the interrogation system or the sensor thereby, eliminating the potential for a fire.”
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