Tech Briefs

Update on Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program

The Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program (RSVP) has been updated. RSVP was reported in “Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program” (NPO-30845), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 29, No. 4 (April 2005), page 38. To recapitulate: The Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program (RSVP) is the software tool to be used in the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission for planning rover operations and generating command sequences for accomplishing those operations.

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Selecting Data From a Star Catalog

MCDUMP is a computer program that selects data from the SKYMAP SKY2000 Master Star Catalog — a database about 150 MB in size, stored on a computer hard drive.

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Modified Penning-Malmberg Trap for Storing Antiprotons

One set of electrodes is used for both transmission and reception.

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Tumbleweed Rovers

Lightweight balls containing scientific instruments are propelled across terrain by wind.

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Simulations of Evaporating Multicomponent Fuel Drops

A paper presents additional information on the subject matter of “Model of Mixing Layer With Multicomponent Evaporating Drops” (NPO-30505), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 28, No. 3 (March 2004), page 55.

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Instrumentation for Sensitive Gas Measurements

Measurements are based on cavity-enhanced absorption.

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Apparatus for Testing Flat Specimens of Thermal Insulation

An improved design affords flexibility for testing under diverse conditions.

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