February 1, 2010 NASA Tech Briefs - February 2010 - Vol. 34 No. 2 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 Articles Reinventing Disease Detection and Diagnosis Who's Who Robert Romanofsky, Senior Scientist, Antenna and Optical Systems Branch Application Briefs Spectrometer Helps NASA Detect Water in Excavated Moon Matter Near-Infrared Cameras Indicate Signature of Water on the Moon Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Compact, Reliable EEPROM Controller Ka-Band Waveguide Two-Way Hybrid Combiner for MMIC Amplifiers Quad-Chip Double-Balanced Frequency Tripler Radiation-Hardened Solid-State Drive Mechanics & Machinery Concentric Nested Toroidal Inflatable Structures Investigating Dynamics of Eccentricity in Turbomachine Information Sciences ICER-3D Hyperspectral Image Compression Software Context Modeler for Wavelet Compression of Spectral Hyperspectral Images Methodology and Software for Designing Data-Processing ICs Materials Improved Low-Temperature Performance of Li-Ion Cells Using New Electrolytes Electroceramic Actuators for Operation at Low Temperatures Manufacturing & Prototyping Two Concepts for Deployable Trusses Use of Nanofibers to Strengthen Hydrogels of Silica, Other Oxides, and Aerogels Chemical Machining of Microscopic Holes and Grooves in Glass Venting Closed-Cell Foam Panels Physical Sciences Insulation-Testing Cryostat With Lifting Mechanism Optical Testing of Retroreflectors for Cryogenic Applications Measuring Cyclic Error in Laser Heterodyne Interferometers Self-Referencing Hartmann Test for Large-Aperture Telescopes Measuring a Fiber-Optic Delay Line Using a Mode-Locked Laser White-Light Phase-Conjugate Mirrors as Distortion Correctors Biasable, Balanced, Fundamental Submillimeter Monolithic Membrane Mixer Integrity Monitoring of Mercury Discharge Lamps Profiling the Atmosphere by Use of an Elevated GPS Receiver Thermal Detection of Gas in a Tube Containing Flowing Liquid Electronics & Computers Reconfigurable Hardware for Compressing Hyperspectral Image Data High-Speed Ring Bus Spatio-Temporal Equalizer for a Receiving-Antenna Feed Array Lunar Dust-Tolerant Electrical Connector Nanoionics-Based Switches for Radio-Frequency Applications PPM Receiver Implemented in Software Products Products High-Resolution Thermal Imager Keyence IM-6000 Series 2009 PTB Products of the Year 2009 PTB Products of the Year 2009 PTB Products of the Year Photonics Tech Briefs Applications Demystifying Optical Ethernet Networks Articles Using Micro OTDRs to Test Fiber Optic Networks Products Product of the Month: Compact 1 kW CO2 Laser Solar Cell Processing Disk Solarization-Resistant Fibers Quantum Cascade Laser Mounts Technical Paper on Pixel Sub-Stepping Optical Coatings for Plastics High-Speed Megapixel Camera Silica Fiber Bundles for Spectrometer Systems Low-Fluorescence Optics Near-Infrared Bandpass Filters Q-Switched 800-Watt DPSS YAG Laser 3-Watt RGB LEDs Motion Control Technology Articles Benefits of Magnetostrictive Sensors for Industrial Applications Roller Pinion Technology Allows High Positional Accuracy for Precision Applications All Motors are Stepping Motors Intelligent Control Increases Motion System ROI Applications Connector Improves Reliability, Cuts Cost on Engine Production Line Products Programmable Actuator Servo Motor Actuator Retaining Rings Intelligent Motor Programmable Linear Actuator Linear Actuator Linear Motion System Rod Lock Magnetic Encoder Motor Controller Encoder Warning System View the discussion thread.