May 1, 2010 NASA Tech Briefs - May 2010 - Vol. 34 No. 5 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 Innovative Waste Heat Recovery Systems and Improvements with Advanced Turbomachinery Centennial Challenges: NASA’s Prize Program for the “Citizen Inventor” Who's Who Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Director, Marshall Space Flight Center Application Briefs Design Data Management Keeps Rover Circuit Boards in Check Lightning Monitoring System Helps Protect Shuttle Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Instrument for Analysis of Greenland’s Glacier Mills System for Packaging Planetary Samples for Return to Earth Offset Compound Gear Drive Simple Check Valves for Microfluidic Devices Low-Dead-Volume Inlet for Vacuum Chamber A Capillary-Based Static Phase Separator for Highly Variable Wetting Conditions Lightweight Heat Pipes Made From Magnesium Finned Carbon-Carbon Heat Pipe With Potassium Working Fluid Ceramic Rail-Race Ball Bearings Gimballing Spacecraft Thruster Information Sciences Reactive Collision Avoidance Algorithm Modeling Common-Sense Decisions in Artificial Intelligence Fast Solution in Sparse LDA for Binary Classification Software Integrated Budget Office Toolbox PLOT3D Export Tool for Tecplot Math Description Engine Software Development Kit Astronaut Office Scheduling System Software ISS Solar Array Management Probabilistic Structural Analysis Program SPOT Program Integrated Hybrid System Architecture for Risk Analysis Manufacturing & Prototyping Turbomolecular Pumps for Holding Gases in Open Containers Serrating Nozzle Surfaces for Complete Transfer of Droplets Triaxial Swirl Injector Element for Liquid-Fueled Engines Physical Sciences Crossed, Small-Deflection Energy Analyzer for Wind/Temperature Spectrometer Three Methods of Detection of Hydrazines Cryogenic Moisture Apparatus A Transportable Gravity Gradiometer Based on Atom Interferometry Improved OTEC System for a Submarine Robot Reflector Surface Error Compensation in Dual-Reflector Antennas Enriched Storable Oxidizers for Rocket Engines Planar Submillimeter-Wave Mixer Technology With Integrated Antenna Graph-Based Path-Planning for Titan Balloons Nanolaminate Membranes as Cylindrical Telescope Reflectors Air-Sea Spray Airborne Radar Profiler Characterizes Energy Fluxes in Hurricanes Large Telescope Segmented Primary Mirror Alignment Simplified Night Sky Display System Electronics & Computers Wavefront Correction for Large, Flexible Antenna Reflector Novel Microstrip-to-Waveguide Feed Employing a Double-Y Junction Thin-Film Ferroelectric-Coupled Microstripline Phase Shifters With Reduced Device Hysteresis Two-Stage, 90-GHz, Low-Noise Amplifier A 311-GHz Fundamental Oscillator Using InP HBT Technology FPGA Coprocessor Design for an Onboard Multi-angle Spectro-Polarimetric Imager Products Products USB CompuScope Photonics Tech Briefs Applications Using Light to Reverse-Engineer a Steam Turbine Widely Tunable Mode-Hop-Free External-Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser Non-Geiger-Mode Single-Photon Avalanche Detector With Low Excess Noise Using Whispering-Gallery-Mode Resonators for Refractometry Articles Demystifying Electro-Photonic Integrated Circuits Products Product of the Month: Progressive-Scan Color Camera Illumination Design Software Rugged Lenses Articulating Video Boreoscope High-Sensitivity Infrared Detectors Image Dimension Measurement System Single Photon Counting Module for 1064nm Temperature Controllers Compact LEDs Blue Laser Diodes Digital USB Microscope Step-Down DC/DC Converter Precision Linear Motor Stages Polygonal Laser Scanner Laser Diode ESD Protection Adhesives and Sealants Literature Embedded Technology Articles Using Microelectrode Arrays for Cerebral Applications Designing and Implementing COM Express Modules How Cool Is That? Ensuring Effective Thermal Design Applications Managing a Network of Self-Encrypting Hard Drives Products CompactDAQ Chassis Real-Time Avionics Operating System CompactPC® Multicore Board Microcontroller Tool Suite BGA Socket Fanless Industrial Panel PC Source Code Analysis Tool Protocol Analyzer Mid-Bus Probe On-Chip Debug Solutions Lightweight Spreader for SBCs View the discussion thread.