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Precision Deployment & Adjustment Mechanism
A deployment mechanism, with excellent fine tuning capabilities in three degrees of freedom.IMAGES DESCRIPTIONEngineers at STFC have developed a hinge mechanism, enabling deployment of an element or surface to a fixed position under very low acceleration, whilst retaining the ability to fine-tune the orientation. It is an activation system in which...
Published: 06/02/2017
Keywords(s): 01. ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS, 02.e. Packaging/Handling, 02.j. Aerospace Technology, 05.g. Mechanical Engineering
Category(s): Optics & Lasers, Space Technology, Mechanical & Automotive, Aerospace Engineering
OPIC Sensor
STFC Engineers have developed a CMOS detector with the ability to detect rapid increases in incident radiation within a single exposure period. This functionality makes the detector particularly useful in the detection of sudden external event, while not limiting any normal uses. DESCRIPTIONNormal CMOS or CCD detectors do not give any information a...
Published: 23/12/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.b. Microelectronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology
Category(s): Sensors & detectors, Scientific Instrumentation, Space Technology, Electronics & Semiconductors
Novel Amplifier
STFC has developed a gain block with improved noise performance and lower power consumption, developed initially for use in a charge amplifier front end. The block can also be used in other types of amplifier, especially voltage amplifiers and shaping amplifiers. IMAGES DESCRIPTIONThe basic gain block in charge amplifiers have extremely high inp...
Published: 18/12/2014
Keywords(s): 01. ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS, 01.a. Electronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 09.b. Amplifier, A/D Transducer
Category(s): Electronics & Semiconductors, Sensors & detectors, Space Technology
Space Surveillance Camera
A compact camera system was designed for satellite imaging using a push-broom imager also known as along track scanner. IMAGESDESCRIPTIONThe system consists of folded 3 mirror imaging system projecting visible or IR light rays onto a detector which is a linear array of CCD pixels. This optical arrangement adapts an off-axis 3-mirror telescope desig...
Published: 14/05/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 02.j. Aerospace Technology
Category(s): Aerospace Engineering, Optics & Lasers, Security Applications, Sensors & detectors, Space Technology
Compact Fast Neutron Detector
STFC is seeking companies interested in novel improvements in fast neutron detection. Current fast neutron detectors lack the ability to acquire data over a wide range, require a complex setup process and are under threat due to the lack of availability of helium-3. This technology provides a simple, compact and scalable fast neutron detector allow...
Published: 08/04/2014
Keywords(s): 05.e. Meteorology/Climatology, 05.f. Physics, 09.c. Electronic measurement systems, 10.a. Safety & Security, 10.b. Environment
Category(s): Accelerator Technology, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical & Biomedical, Scientific Instrumentation, Space Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Sensors & detectors
Space Shield
Space environment is hazardous to spacecraft and astronauts due to the various forms of radiation and charged particles emitted from solar flares. These events pose health risks to people and cause damage to electronics and other features of the spacecraft. The events are irregular in magnitude and frequency and thus a dynamic system is required to...
Published: 31/03/2014
Category(s): Space Technology, Electronics & Semiconductors, Aerospace Engineering
Cold Finger
STFC has developed a high performance Displacement type Stirling cycle cryogenic cooler consisting of a displacer cylinder extending axially between warm and cold ends with a regenerator inside that circulates an operating fluid with flow shapers in place to improve heat transfer. STFC invites technical and commercial partners for this technology. ...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 04.c. Energy transmission and conversion
Category(s): Security Applications, Electronics & Semiconductors, Space Technology, Optics & Lasers
Terahertz Portal Scanner
The scanner works by detecting Terahertz energy (far IR) emitted by the body naturally to detect concealed objects. This passive system means that it is 100% safe to use on all people. This technology includes some unique and innovative features such as; non-invasive detection as it does not image intimate areas of the body and a detection range of...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 10. PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT
Category(s): Sensors & detectors, Space Technology, Security Applications, Electronics & Semiconductors