SPIE.org : Reduction in reflection using Nano-cone geometries can help w/ Solar Cell efficiency

SPIE.org : Low cost plastics shaped with special geometries at the nano-level and with Super-hydrophobic properties can enhance efficiencies in photovoltaics.
SPIE Newsroom : Reducing reflection losses in solar cells
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Surface Geometry Diagram, SPIE.org

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360Fly captures interactive panoramic video

Gimbals?  We dont need gimbals…..take a look at this device that captures panaromic video…..

360Fly captures interactive panoramic video http://www.gizmag.com/360fly-interactive-panoramic-video/31085/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2c825a3b86-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-2c825a3b86-90987337

Compliant Mechanisms Article

An excellent article on compliant mechanisms related to optical systems in the November 2013 edition of Nasa Tech Briefs.

This article discusses the ability to use AMCs (amorphous metal composites) for compliant mechanisms in place of typically used Aluminum and Titanium alloys.  Since these composites can be customized for material properties needed in an optomechanical design or other application, the design can be optimized for specific applications.  This can be critical for space based optical systems or aerospace systems.

Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites for Optical and Compliant Mechanisms

Friday, 01 November 2013
http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/5-ntb/tech-briefs/materials/17680
This work was done by Douglas C. Hofmann and Gregory S. Agnes of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, contact iaoffice@jpl.nasa.gov.   Reference 

NPO-48768, Volume 37 Issue No. 11

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