Space Technology Hall of Fame

Induction Year 2004

Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) Software

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Inducted In: 2004, Public Safety

In 1985 NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) began developing software to determine satellite orbits with pinpoint accuracy. This work led to the development of a sophisticated system that incorporates special GPS algorithms and now uses the Internet to deliver information enabling real-time positioning accurate to a few inches anywhere in the world for terrestrial users…

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Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells

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Responding to the need for higher efficiency solar cells, the Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored research and development efforts to produce high efficiency multi-junction space solar cells. MJ solar cell technology provides a direct replacement for lower efficiency single-junction cells. The end results are reduced space mission life-cycle costs, reduced customer costs for telecommunication, weather…

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MedStar Monitoring System

Inducted In: 2004, Health, Medicine

The cost of caring for the chronically ill continues to grow. In-home care is part of the solution, and statistics show significant patient health improvements through closer in-home monitoring. Cybernet’s MedStar™ System allows health care professionals to remotely monitor patients, and evolved from research funded by NASA, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the…

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LADARVision 4000

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Inducted In: 2004, Health, Medicine

More and more people are now leading lives without eyeglasses or contact lenses thanks to laser vision correction surgery. Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK, the most common form of laser vision correction is the most widely performed, elective procedure. The LADARVision(R) 4000 laser uses an eye-tracking device to ensure accurate reshaping of the cornea.…

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