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CubeSat for investigating ice on the Moon
Lunar Flashlight is an innovative, low-cost mission that will use near-IR lasers to map water ice at the lunar south pole.
Superlens in the skies: liquid-crystal-polymer technology for telescopes
Fourth-generation optics involving the spatial modulation of the anisotropy axis in the plane of thin polymer films opens up unprecedented opportunities for imaging and optical communication.
5 February 2016
Long-distance dish-to-dish synchronized broadband signals for aerospace measurement
Delay-stabilized optical fibers are used to link existing small antennas and create a large virtual telescope.
6 January 2016
Improving active space telescope wavefront control
The wavefront errors of active space telescopes, such as the James Webb Space Telescope, can be reduced with the use of scheduling restrictions or predictive control algorithms that incorporate thermal models.
2 December 2015
Calculating spontaneous emission spectra from an optical event horizon
Studying the conditions under which a moving refractive index front acts as an analog event horizon and emits photons from the vacuum helps better understand the Hawking emission mechanism.
5 November 2015
Ultra-bright scintillators for planetary gamma-ray spectroscopy
Europium-doped strontium iodide is a recently discovered material that may present a good choice for future geochemical investigations of solar system bodies.
23 October 2015
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