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Fiber-Optic Interferometric Sensors

Executive SummaryFiber-optic sensors using optical interferometers have application for sensing a variety of parameters such as acoustic waves, strain, temperature, and refractive index. The technology is a demodulation method that does not require laser wavelength tuning. The technology provides adaptive ultrasound detection with improved accuracy...
Published: 8/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Ming Han
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Devices, Test and Measurement

A Multiband Sensing Unit

Executive SummaryWireless sensing can be utilized to monitor multiple targets in various fields, including biomedical, civil engineering, automation, aerospace, and defense. Conventional radio waves do not travel well through conductive mediums, such as metal and sea water. This poses an issue for certain applications, like monitoring the corrosion...

Position-Sensitive Radiation Detector

Executive SummaryGaseous ionization detectors are capable of measuring the energy and location of ionizing radiation. MSU researchers have developed an improved method of integrating multiple detection methods into a single parallel plate detector. By a novel means of arranging these various sensing methods, the x, y, and z coordinates of the ionizing...
Published: 9/13/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marco Cortesi, John Yurkon
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Devices, Test and Measurement

A Gating Grid Driver for Time Projection Chamber

Executive SummaryTime Projection Chambers (TPCs) are uniquely useful in analyzing nuclear reactions and resulting particles. These devices rely on fast gating systems to allow or deny entry of particles into the detection area; without which they would not be functional. MSU researchers have developed a novel gating grid driver system for TPCs. Due...

Viscosity-Corrected Shear Speed Estimates and Shear Speed Images

Executive SummaryUltrasound imaging relies on sound waves to develop ultrasound images, which are used in diagnostics for a wide variety of medical conditions affecting organs and soft tissues. Current approaches to estimate shear wave speed for shear wave elastography imaging in viscoelastic soft tissue consistently overestimate the shear speed, due...
Published: 11/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Robert Mcgough, Yiqun Yang, Matthew Urban
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Analytical Instruments, Computer Software, Test and Measurement

A Smart Device-based Depression Behavior Monitoring Platform for Enhancing College Counseling Services

Executive SummaryDepression is the leading health issue on college campuses in the U.S. Today, college students are dealing with depression at some of the highest rates in decades. Unfortunately, university counseling centers (UCCs), which are the primary access points for students to receive mental health services, are facing significant challenges...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Jingbo Meng
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication, Analytical Instruments, Therapeutic

Improved Facial Mapping and Modeling

Executive SummaryImproving facial recognition and facial mapping is an area of research which has been rapidly advancing in the last decade in order to improve both security and entertainment products. This MSU developed technology has the ability to improve both high-quality 3D face fitting and facial recognition technologies allowing for the improvement...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoming Liu, Yaojie Liu, Amin Jourabloo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Analytical Instruments, Data Processing/Analysis, Defense

Real-Time 3D Modeling Of Watersheds

Executive SummaryGroundwater is the most extracted raw material in the world. As such, it is crucial that companies and governments are able to understand exactly how their use of groundwater affects the immediate area. Visualizing where groundwater is located, how chemical contaminants affect groundwater over time, and predicting how weather will affect...
Published: 1/30/2017   |   Inventor(s): Shu-Guang Li, Huasheng Liao
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Environment, Biotechnology, Analytical Instruments, Computer Software, Data Processing/Analysis

Femtosecond Laser System for Biological Mass Spectrometry

Executive SummaryMass spectrometry is a key analytical tool for analyzing proteins and metabolites. Typically, complex protein mixtures or individual proteins are processed and then introduced to the mass spectrometer. Peptide sequence information is obtained via subjecting individual ions to fragmentation. Protein identification is achieved by database...
Published: 7/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Gavin Reid
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Biotechnology, Photonics

Fast Laser Amplification System

Executive SummaryIt is often desirable to provide amplification of peak intensity in ultrafast laser systems. It is known in the art to employ chirp pulse amplification for these lasers. Chirping overcomes concerns with intense ultrashort laser pulses inducing nonlinear optical processes in transparent media which would otherwise damage the amplification...
Published: 7/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Vadim Lozovoy
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Data Processing/Analysis, Photonics
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