Space Technology Hall of Fame

Induction Year 2013

Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) Experiment

NASA Image of Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity
Inducted In: 2013, Health, Medicine

Diagnosing medical issues in space can be challenging. Traditional imaging devices like MRI and CAT Scan are much too large, heavy and energy-hungry for practical use on existing spacecraft. Alternately, compact and low-power ultrasound promises to be the diagnostic tool of choice for future human space missions.   In 2000, NASA approached Dr. Scott Dulchavsky…

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Inflatable Satellite Communication System – GATR

NASA Image of Inflatable Antenna

A public/private partnership between NASA Glenn Research Center and SRS Technologies led to an extraordinary new product. The GATR Communication System is a portable, rapidly deployed, inflatable antenna that targets a geostationary satellite to establish critical communications for any mission scenario. In 1997, SRS Technologies (now ManTech International Technologies) received an NASA SBIR contract to…

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