Archive for the ‘Systems’ Category
April 23, 2013 — To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, researchers have developed a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.
March 29, 2013 — Researchers have developed an ultra-compact passive true time delay device that could help reduce the size, complexity, power requirements and cost of phased array designs. The device uses the difference in speed between light and sound to create nanosecond signal delays.
February 4, 2013 — Researchers have shown for the first time that certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in a way never considered before by atmospheric scientists. The finding could improve the ability to model cloud formation, which is an important part of climate.
December 13, 2012 — A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
November 26, 2012 — Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how complex microbial systems use their genetic diversity to respond to human-induced change. The work is important because these microbial communities play critical roles in the environment, breaking down pollutants, recycling nutrients – and serving as major sources of nitrogen and carbon.
November 8, 2012 — Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened – they call for help. A study reported November 8 in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish “bodyguards” that quickly respond to trim back the noxious alga – which can kill the coral if not promptly removed.
October 26, 2012 — A new study shows that jumping can be much more complicated than it might seem. In research that could extend the range of future rescue and exploration robots, scientists have found that hopping robots could dramatically reduce their power demands by adopting a unique two-part “stutter jump.”
August 2, 2012 — A research team from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to investigate alternative approaches to the radars that currently support the nation’s air traffic control and weather monitoring systems.
July 24, 2012 — With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, Georgia Tech researchers have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air using newly-developed adsorbent materials.
June 25, 2012 — Two major non-commercial health information technology organizations are working together in a new vendor-neutral health IT innovation network designed to stimulate development of new ideas and shorten the time required to bring new solutions into practice.