Finding Victims Trapped in Rubble
FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response) uses low-power microwave radar to detect the small movements from breathing and the heartbeat of a buried victim, even when the signal must pass through several feet of building debris and rubble.
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
JPL delivered a functional prototype of 3D-MARVEL (Multi-Angle Rear-Viewing Endoscopic) to the Skull Base Institute in 2013. It was developed for minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Detecting Gas Leaks in Pipelines with Drones
JPL developed small, compact IN SITU Methane Sensing instruments that are UAS based which can be used to detect gas leaks around pipelines, drilling sites and refining facilities.
The National Space Technology Applications Office (NSTA) has been established to develop a sustaining business base through expanded relations with non-NASA sponsors.
NSTA will focus on leveraging NASA technology to solve problems of national significance for other agencies, and in doing so create a more secure world and improve the quality of life by investing in technologies and collaborating with other agencies, industry, and academia.
Our mission is to apply JPL's unique skills and assets to solve problems of national importance in a manner that is synergistic with our NASA mission.
To accomplish this NSTA will develop collaborations with elements of the three national space sectors: Military, Civil, and Commercial. Each of these sectors is responsible for specific development of partnerships that expand and enhance the JPL/NASA technology base.
Below is the NSTA management team. Please feel free to contact any member from this list.