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Features

Articles

CAD Tools: Usability versus Capabilities
Combining Multimode Emissions from Broad Area Laser Diodes into Single-Mode Spots without Feedback

Who's Who

Dr. John Mather, Chief Scientist for the Science Mission Directorate

Products of the Month

Connex500™
Photonics West Exhibitor Preview

Application Briefs

Electrostatic Detection System Prevents Injuries and Damage During Spacecraft Assembly
Low-Power FPGAs Aboard NASA’s Mission to Mars to Study Climate History
Design of a Field-Mapped Beam Homogenizer
Tech Briefs

Semiconductors & ICs

Efficient G⁴FET-Based Logic Circuits

Mechanics & Machinery

Tunable Optical Assembly With Vibration Dampening
Balanced Flow Meters Without Moving Parts
Passive Porous Treatment for Reducing Flap Side-Edge Noise
Deflection-Compensating Beam for Use Inside a Cylinder
Four-Point-Latching Microactuator

Information Sciences

Algorithm Optimally Orders Forward-Chaining Inference Rules
Project Integration Architecture

Materials

SiO₂/TiO₂ Composite for Removing Hg From Combustion Exhaust
Lightweight Tanks for Storing Liquefied Natural Gas
Hybrid Wound Filaments for Greater Resistance to Impacts
Making High-Tensile-Strength Amalgam Components
Bonding by Hydroxide-Catalyzed Hydration and Dehydration

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Patterning of Indium Tin Oxide Films
Gimballed Shoulders for Friction Stir Welding

Physical Sciences

Induction Charge Detector With Multiple Sensing Stages
Generic Helicopter-Based Testbed for Surface Terrain Imaging Sensors
Optimized Geometry for Superconducting Sensing Coils
Sensing a Changing Chemical Mixture Using an Electronic Nose
Optical Displacement Sensor for Sub- Hertz Applications
Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Beams for Pumping an NPRO
Improved Thermal Modulator for Gas Chromatography
Nuclear-Spin Gyroscope Based on an Atomic Co-Magnetometer
Utilizing Ion-Mobility Data To Estimate Molecular Masses
Multiple-Cone Sunshade for a Spaceborne Telescope
Estimating Mixing Heights Using Microwave Temperature Profiler
Curved Piezoelectric Actuators for Stretching Optical Fibers
Cylindrical Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Actuators
Polarization/Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Pump Beams
Micron-Accurate Laser Fresnel-Diffraction Ranging System
Web-Enabled Optoelectronic Particle-Fallout Monitor

Bio-Medical

Validating Requirements for Surgical Spinal Implants With Finite Element Analysis

Photonics

Optical Displacement Sensor for Sub-Hertz Applications
Curved Piezoelectric Actuators for Stretching Optical Fibers
Tunable Optical Assembly With Vibration Dampening
Cylindrical Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Actuators
Micron-Accurate Laser Fresnel-Diffraction Ranging System
Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Beams for Pumping an NPRO
Polarization/Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Pump Beams
Web-Enabled Optoelectronic Particle-Fallout Monitor

Electronics & Computers

Robot Electronics Architecture
Inertial Orientation Trackers With Drift Compensation
Microstrip Yagi Antenna With Dual Aperture-Coupled Feed
Patterned Ferroelectric Films for Tunable Microwave Devices
High Power Amplifier and Power Supply
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Pharmaceutical Processing Technologies
Microwavable Packaging That Produces Authentic Grilled Foods

Tech for License

Extraction of Betulin and Betulinic Acid from Birch Bark
Non-Bitter Peptide