Crossbow Technology announced the DMU-VGX, said to be the industry's first high-speed, solid-state true vertical gyro with performance needed in applications such as camera stabilization. Secret? It couples a MEMS sensor with a high-speed DSP ...Endevco unveiled its caps model 256, a low-cost accelerometer targeted at small structural applications. Measuring 0.44 x 0.375 x 0.380 inch high, it weighs just 3.2 gm, minimizing mass loading effects ...CSEM (Centre Swisse d'Electronique et de Microtech-nique) introduced the MS 6100 Series low-power calibrated accelero-meter. The tiny MEMS device is matched to an ASIC for signal conditioning and EEPROM to hold calibration data. It draws 170 (mu)A and is aimed at portable applications ..VTI Hamlin also unveiled its unique new silicon inclinometer for rugged applications.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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