October 1, 2017 Tech Briefs - October 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 10 Here are links to this issue's Features, Tech Briefs, Products and more. You can download the complete issue, LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Don't have an account? Sign up here. Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Inside this issue Supplements Features Application Briefs Simulation Helps Samsung Deliver Safer, More Efficient Lithium-Ion Battery Packs Articles AUGMENTED REALITY: Beyond Gaming to Real-World Solutions Products of Tomorrow Q&A Q&A: NASA's Dr. James Thorpe Develops Instrumentation for Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Facility Focus Brookhaven National Laboratory NASA Spinoff Connectors Link Data Networks for Orion and Industry Tech Briefs Software MSET Industrial Early Warning System Robust Mesh Update Method for Grid Motion Problems An Upwind Parabolized Navier-Stokes Solver (UPS) for Supersonic and Hypersonic Flow Simulation, Version 6.1 Efficient Two-Dimensional Solution Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations Using SysML to Model Layered System Interfaces Pegasus 5.2 Software for Automated Pre-Processing of Overset CFD Grids Materials Absorbent Polymer Reinforcing Fiber TiBor Skin Composite Coatings Customizable Recyclable Launch Packaging Self-Lubricating Hard Coatings for Extreme Environments Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating Tribofilm Functionally Graded Metal-Metal Composite Structures Mechanics & Machinery Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Reverse Water Gas Shift Reactor Folding-Tube Deployable Solar Array Vented Launch Vehicle Adapter for a Manned Spacecraft With “Pusher” Launch Abort System Delayed Latching Mechanism Multifunctional Hot Structure (HOST) Heat Shield Feed Mechanism and Method for Feeding Minute Components Vibration-Dampening Pedestal for MEMS Compact, Portable Device for Structural Vibration Reduction Sensors/Data Acquisition PC-Board-Mountable Corrosion Sensors Gas Sensing System Employing Raman Scattering Wireless Temperature Sensor Having No Electrical Connections, and Sensing Method for Use Lightweight, Crack-Resistant, Silk Composite Sensor Polymeric Thermal History Sensor Fast, Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor Photonics/Optics Compact, Lightweight, Athermal, Nanocomposite Telescopes with Freeform Optics High-Resolution, Coherent, Dual-Tip Scanning Probe Microscope Fiber-Optic Environmental Radiation Dosimeter Aerospace Airborne Sense-and-Avoid Radar Panel Aircraft Engine Exhaust Nozzle System for Jet Noise Reduction Multi-Fidelity Simulator (MFS) Using Aerial Towing to Study Sonic Booms Products Product of the Month Motion Design LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Robotic Inspector Traverses Water Pipes Robotic Gripper Cleans Up Space Debris Computational Tool Simplifies Creating Machines That Bend Electromagnetic Actuator Decouples Linear and Rotary Motions Wireless Magnetic Field Powers Folding Robots Harmonic Air Motor Offers Very High Efficiency Articles Selecting the Correct Actuator MOTOR DRIVES: Build or Buy Inch vs. Metric Ball Screws: Are You Asking the Right Questions? Applications Nano-Motion Stages Rely on High-Precision Encoders for Accuracy and Repeatability Products New Products Topics: View the discussion thread.