August 1, 2010 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2010 - Vol. 34 No. 8 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 Equipment Enables Communications in Hazardous Locations Imaging Sensors Examine Evolution of Solar Activity and Space Weather Who's Who Dr. William Ko, Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Directorate, Aerostructures Branch, Dryden Flight Research Center Articles Performing Accurate Multi-Paction Measurements Tech Briefs Physical Sciences Suppressing Loss of Ions in an Atomic Clock Simplified Vicarious Radiometric Calibration Phase-Conjugate Receiver for Gaussian-State Quantum Illumination Improved Tracking of an Atomic-Clock Resonance Transition Infrared Camera System for Visualization of IR-Absorbing Gas Leaks Submonolayer Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetector Ionization-Assisted Getter Pumping for Ultra-Stable Trapped Ion Frequency Standards Phase-Array Approach to Optical Whispering Gallery Modulators Fiber-Optic Continuous Liquid Sensor for Cryogenic Propellant Gauging Measurement of the Length of an Optical Trap Mode Tracker for Mode-Hop-Free Operation of a Laser Manufacturing & Prototyping Nearly Seamless Vacuum-Insulated Boxes Fast-Response-Time Shape-Memory-Effect Foam Actuators Non-Pyrotechnic Zero-Leak Normally Closed Valve Quick-Change Ceramic Flame Holder for High-Output Torches Software MIRO Computational Model Team Collaboration Software Comet Gas and Dust Dynamics Modeling Online Planning Algorithm AutoGNC Testbed Optical Imaging and Radiometric Modeling and Simulation Materials Magnesium Diboride Current Leads Polyimide Aerogels With Three-Dimensional Cross-Linked Structure Alumina Paste Layer as a Sublimation Suppression Barrier for Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁ Silica/Polymer and Silica/Polymer/Fiber Composite Aerogels High-Temperature Solid Lubricant Coating Information Sciences Physical Invariants of Intelligence Rocket-Plume Spectroscopy Simulation for Hydrocarbon-Fueled Rocket Engines Research on Spoken Dialogue Systems Injecting Errors for Testing Built-in Test Software Guidance and Control System for a Satellite Constellation Charge-Spot Model for Electrostatic Forces in Simulation of Fine Particulates Mechanics & Machinery Sprag Handle Wrenches Inline Electrical Connector Mate/Demate Pliers Seal With Integrated Shroud for Androgynous Docking and Berthing Locking Nut With Stress-Distributing Insert Adaptable Holders for Arc-Jet Screening Candidate Thermal Protection System Repair Materials Miniature Low-Mass Drill Actuated by Flextensional Piezo Stack Compact, Lightweight Electromagnetic Pump for Liquid Metal Mechanism for Particle Transport and Size Sorting via Low-Frequency Vibrations Durable Tactile Glove for Human or Robot Hand Automated Desalting Apparatus Dedicated Deployable Aerobraking Structure Electronics & Computers Digitally Controlled Slot Coupled Patch Array Reconfigurable Robust Routing for Mobile Outreach Network Reconfigurable Fault Tolerance for FPGAs Fiber-Scanned Microdisplays Portable Health Algorithms Test System Technique for Performing Dielectric Property Measurements at Microwave Frequencies Products LGR-5320 Motion Control Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Progress in Development of the Axel Rovers Compact, Lightweight Servo-Controllable Brakes Robotic Arm Manipulator Using Active Control for Sample Acquisition and Transfer, and Passive Mode for Surface Compliance Products Alignment System Rail System Controller Screw-Driven Linear Actuator Vibration Monitor Brushless Motor Drive Grippers Digital Torque Tester Gearbox Tip-Tilt Stages Servomotor Actuator Planetary Gearhead Magnetic Encoders Load Cell Actuator Electric Actuators Step-Down Regulator Tilt Sensor Brushless Blowers Electric Motor Inclinometer Sensor Air Springs Pneumatic Hand Pump Shock Accelerometer Digital Torquemeter Rotation Stages Gantry System DC Motor Applications Control System Safely Moves a Robot During Invasive Neurosurgery Articles Controlling Robotics Precisely With Haptic Technology Topics: View the discussion thread.