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Industry Roundtable: Design and PLM Software

Who's Who

Tom Flatley, Computer Engineer, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Products of the Month

IR Emitters
250W CO2 Laser
Quadrant Photodiode
Multispectral Sensors
Product of the Month: Geomagic Capture®

Application Briefs

Modular Cleanroom Boosts Lunar Mission
VoIP Technology Enables Flight Center Upgrade
Pre-Launch Processing Enables Advanced Climate Warnings
Tech Briefs

Information Sciences

Timeline Central Concepts


Bulk Metallic Glasses and Matrix Composites as Spacecraft Shielding
Li-Ion Electrolytes Containing Flame-Retardant Additives
Touch Temperature Coating for Electrical Equipment on Spacecraft


Convex Hull-Based Plume and Anomaly Detection
Software for Non-Contact Measurement of an Individual’s Heart Rate Using a Common Camera
Affordability Comparison Tool — ACT
“Ascent — Commemorating Shuttle” for iPad
Cassini Mission App
Light-Weight Workflow Engine: A Server for Executing Generic Workflows
Model for System Engineering of the CheMin Instrument
Platform Perspective Toolkit
Pre-Filtration of GOSAT Data Using Only Level 1 Data and an Intelligent Filter to Remove Low Clouds

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Development of a Precision Thermal Doubler for Deep Space
Improving Friction Stir Welds Using Laser Peening
Methodology of Evaluating Margins of Safety in Critical Brazed Joints

Physical Sciences

Ultrasonic Intake Airflow Meter for Testbeds


Updated Facts on 2015 HCFC-225 Usage Ban
Using Molded Foam Makes Assembly a Snap
Diagnosing Wrist Problems in Motion with MRI
Assessment of Microbial Bioburden Within Aerogel Matrices

Test & Measurement

Rapid Infrared Pixel Grating Response Testbed
JWST Integrated Simulation and Test (JIST) Core
JWST IV&V Simulation and Test (JIST) Solid State Recorder (SSR) Simulator
Temperature Measurement and Stabilization in a Birefringent Whispering Gallery Resonator
Automation in Display Testing

Electronics & Computers

Reworked CCGA-624 Interconnect Package Reliability for Extreme Thermal Environments
Current-Controlled Output Driver for Directly Coupled Loads
Interactive Inventory Monitoring
Sensor for Spatial Detection of Single- Event Effects in Semiconductor-Based Electronics
Particle Filter Simulation and Analysis Enabling Non-Traditional Navigation
The Subgrid-Scale Scalar Variance Under Supercritical Pressure Conditions
Quasi-Terminator Orbits for Mapping Small Primitive Bodies
Parallel Particle Filter Toolkit
Automated Generation of Adaptive Filter Using a Genetic Algorithm and Cyclic Rule Reduction
Tech Exchange