Friday, October 24, 2014

Dr. Stanley E Woodard- inventor of the SanSec Wireless Sensor

Stanley Woodard.Dr. Stanley E Woodard was an aerospace engineer at NASA Langley Research Center. Stanley Woodard received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Duke University in 1995. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy through Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1985. Woodard also has bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from Purdue and Howard University, respectively. Since coming to work at NASA Langley in 1987, Stanley has earned many NASA awards, including 3 Outstanding Performance Awards and a Patent Award. In 1996, Stanley Woodard won the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions. In 2006, he was one of four researchers at NASA Langley recognized by the 44th Annual R&D 100 Awards in the electronic equipment category. He was a 2008 NASA Honor Award Winner for exceptional service in the research and development of advanced dynamics technologies for NASA missions.

Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System

Imagine a wireless system that's truly wireless. It doesn't need a battery or a receiver, unlike most "wireless" sensors that must be electrically connected to a power source, so it can safely be put almost anywhere. "The cool thing about this system is that we can make sensors that don't need any connections to anything," said Dr. Stanley E. Woodard, senior scientist at NASA Langley. "And we can completely encapsulate them in any electrically nonconductive material, so they can be put in lots of different locations and protected from the environment around them. Plus we can measure different properties using the same sensor."

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