Galvin, M., Delacroix, Christian, Limbach, M. A., Groff, T., Rizzo, M., Jeremy Kasdin, N., Barto, A. A., Breckinridge, J. B., Stahl, H. P., NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, sponsor, The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), sponsor, and GSFC - Goddard Space Flight Center, sponsor
Rapid-prototyping a tabletop integral field spectrograph. Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11115.SPIE. (2019).
IFS, Integral field spectrograph, Optomechanics, PISCES, Rapid prototype, Rapid prototyping, WFIRST, Data mining, NASA, Space telescopes, Spectrographs, Data cube, Data pipelines, ITS data, Parallel path, Engineering, computing & technology :: Aerospace & aeronautics engineering, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Ingénierie aérospatiale
In this paper, we describe a teaching and research experiment which has beentaking place in two Faculties of Architecture in Belgium for the last five years. This experiment focuses ondiscovering and exploring new design issues based on digital concepts and aims identifying andcharacterizing the design praxis shifts (mutations) by the digital culture integration. More precisely, thisexperiment aims at having students discovering and exploring design issues in the first stage of virtual(parametric) model elaboration including fabrication possibilities within its own internal logic.
Delvaux, Fréderic, Faculté d'architecture ULg, sponsor, and Unité de Recherches de la Faculté d'Architecture - URA, research center
design framing, experimentation, algorithmic thinking, design and build, Engineering, computing & technology :: Architecture, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Architecture
As teachers in a Belgian Faculty of Architecture, we present a learning-by-doing workshop experience.It aims to achieve on one hand the design and the building of a prototype of kinetic and adaptive architectural skin and on the other hand to develop a design frame.Using an advanced educational process as a guide line, based on designing / prototyping we discuss what accurate knowledges and specific skills are needed to perform a usable and relevant modeling associated to an appropriate production method.We demonstrate how incorporate complexity into the design space, and develop an accurate help for creative thinking, especially to manage a kinetic architectural object.
Iglesias, P., Izquierdo, P., Yañez, P., Vilán, J.A., Arias, A., Segade, A., and Casarejos, E.
Instrumentation viewpoint; 2018: Núm.: 20
It is at least two decades since the conventional robotic manipulators have become a common manufacturing tool for different industries, from automotive to pharmaceutical. The advances in manipulators and sensors have given robots the opportunity to become useful for more and more applications. Engineers have taken advantage of the extra mobility of the advanced robots to make them work in constrained environments, ranging from limited joint motions for redundant manipulators to obstacles in the way of mobile (ground, marine, and aerial) robots . However, the incorporation some of these abilities and capacities that are already being used in land, have not made their way to the sea domain. This Abstract describes the project consisting in the design, development and manufacture of a prototype manipulator arm for ROVs introducing innovative fabrication technologies. The work has been done collaboratively among ACSM Maritime Agency SL, CIMA Group and the University of Vigo.
Elsen, Catherine, Häggman, Anders, Tomonori, Honda, Yang, Maria C., and The work described in this paper was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Award CMMI-1130791; by the IK Investment Fund / The League of Finnish American Societies, the Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant co-funded with the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation grant (for Anders Häggman) and by the Belgian American Education Foundation (for Catherine Elsen)., sponsor
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. 11). ASME (2012).
sketching, prototyping, best practice, Engineering, computing & technology :: Multidisciplinary, general & others, Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Multidisciplinaire, généralités & autres, Engineering, computing & technology :: Mechanical engineering, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Ingénierie mécanique
Sketching and prototyping of design concepts have long been valued as tools to support productive early stage design. This study investigates previous findings about the use and timing of use of such design tools. This study considers such tools in the context of team design projects. General trends and statistically significant results about “sketchstorming” and prototyping suggest that, in certain constrained contexts, the focus should be on the quality of information rather than on the quantity of information generated, and that prototyping should begin as soon as possible during the design process. Ramifications of these findings are discussed in the context of educating future designers on the efficient use of design tools.
Collette, Jean-Paul, Rochus, Pierre, Peyrou-Lauga, Romain, Pin, Olivier, Nutal, Nicolas, and Crahay, Jean
Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress 1-5 Octobre 2012. (2012).
contrôle thermique, PCM, Engineering, computing & technology :: Aerospace & aeronautics engineering, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Ingénierie aérospatiale
A new concept of Phase Change Materials (PCM) device has recently been developed to improve the thermal control of spacecraft. Two Phase Change Material candidates have been selected after extensive testing of a set of available materials. Special attention has been paid to the hysteresis and ageing. In the design of the container, the thermal expansion of the PCM is a critical parameter that has been taken into consideration by two competing technologies. These designs have been tested: a prototype of PCM heat storage device has been effectivelymanufactured and tested under vacuum environment. 1D and 2D mathematical models have been developed. Conclusions are drawn to promote the use of PCM Heat Storage device in various space missions.
Verlee, Bruno, Dormal, Thierry, Clarinval, Anne-Marie, and Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline
Additive manufacturing, Nanoparticle, Engineering, computing & technology :: Materials science & engineering, Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Science des matériaux & ingénierie, Engineering, computing & technology :: Mechanical engineering, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Ingénierie mécanique
In opposition to traditional machining in which part is manufactured by material removal, rapid prototyping techniques allow parts manufacturing by material addition. The part is built layer-by-layer and the sum of all layers creates the part. Currently, several techniques exist. They use different kind of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) and technologies (laser melting, laser polymerising, 3D-printing, cladding, ...). Some of these techniques can deal with nanometric particles. In the case of which a near net shape part is built and must be sintered after shaping, the addition of nano-particles can be useful for sintering by increasing specific surface and reactivity of the batch or by improving the properties of the material. An overview about techniques of rapid prototyping allowing the processing of nanomaterials will be discussed. Tests have been done using Optoform process. This process uses a laser to polymerize a paste made of photo-curable resin loaded with powdered material. Nano-particles can be added and stabilized in the paste. In this presentation, the results obtained with both systems Al2O3 + nano Zr02 and SiC + Nano SiC will be discussed.