This important and up-to-date electronic book on CD-ROM provides a comprehensive guide to NASA research into nanotechnology for use in future spacecraft and space exploration programs. Nanotechnology, called the next industrial revolution, refers to science, engineering, and technology at the level of atoms and molecules, with a length scale of 1 to 100 nanometers – a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. The emphasis of this unique disc title is on the NASA Center for Nanotechnology (CNT) at the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California, and the ANTS project (Autonomous NanoTechnology Swarm) of the Goddard and Langley Centers.
In addition to document reproductions, a major portion of the disc features 37 movie clips depicting nanoscale research at NASA’s Ames Research Center and the proposed ANTS concept (28 MPG files, 7 MOV files, and 2 AVI files).
The NASA vision for nanotechnology states these goals: To develop novel concepts in nanotechnology for NASA’s future needs on electronics, computing, sensors, and advanced miniaturization of all systems; To develop highly integrated and intelligent simulation environment that facilitates the rapid development and validation of future generation electronic devices as well as associated materials and processes through virtual prototyping at multiple levels of fidelity. Mission needs include: Onboard computing systems for future autonomous intelligent vehicles; powerful, compact, low power consumption, radiation hard; High performance computing (Tera- and Peta-flops); processing satellite data; integrated space vehicle engineering; climate modeling; revolutionary computing technologies; smart, compact sensors, ultrasmall probes; Advanced miniaturization of all systems; microspacecraft; Autonomous ‘thinking’ spacecraft ; Micro-, nano-rovers for planetary exploration; Nanotechnology to meet future needs on electronics, computing, data storage, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), sensors, instrumentation, and thermal protection materials.
Advanced miniaturization is a key thrust area to enable new science and exploration missions. Ultrasmall sensors, power sources, communication, navigation, and propulsion systems with very low mass, volume and power consumption are needed. Revolutions in electronics and computing will allow reconfigurable, autonomous, “thinking” spacecraft. Nanotechnology presents a whole new spectrum of opportunities to build device components and systems for entirely new space architectures. Networks of ultrasmall probes on planetary surfaces. Micro-rovers that drive, hop, fly, and burrow. Collection of microspacecraft making a variety of measurements.
The documents on this incredible CD-ROM are reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software – allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. There is unique movie clip material on this disc that is not published under other titles in our nanotechnology series.
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