November 1, 2010 NASA Tech Briefs - November 2010 - Vol. 34 No. 11 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 Industry Update: Analysis & Simulation Software 2010 Create the Future Design Contest 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Consumer Products Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Machinery and Equipment Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Medical Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Safety and Security Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Transportation Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Sustainable Technologies Category Winner 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Meet the Judges 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Contest Sponsors Who's Who Terry Hill, Engineering Project Manager, Constellation Spacesuit System, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Application Briefs Displacement Sensors to Monitor Valve Health and Prevent Rocket Engine Test Failures NASA Satellite System Ground Segment to Receive Update Eye on Innovation Back to Edison, Back to Innovation Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Deployment of a Curved Truss Reusable Hot-Wire Cable Cutter High-Volume Airborne Fluids Handling Technologies To Fight Wildfires Use of ILTV Control Laws for LaNCETS Flight Research Information Sciences Predicting Long-Range Traversability From Short-Range Stereo-Derived Geometry Salience Assignment for Multiple-Instance Data and Its Application to Crop Yield Prediction Browser-Based Application for Telemetry Monitoring of Robotic Assets Decomposition Algorithm for Global Reachability on a Time-Varying Graph Autonomous GN&C for Spacecraft Exploration of Comets and Asteroids Efficient Web Services Policy Combination Using CTX Image Features to Predict HiRISE-Equivalent Rock Density Inversion Method for Early Detection of ARES-1 Case Breach Failure Evaluating Descent and Ascent Trajectories Near Non-Spherical Bodies Materials Fabrication of Lanthanum Telluride 14-1-11 Zintl High-Temperature Thermoelectric Couple Modeling of Alkane Oxidation Using Constituents and Species A Computer Model for Analyzing Volatile Removal Assembly Manufacturing & Prototyping Optimal Flow Control Design Microfabricated Segmented-Involute-Foil Regenerator for Stirling Engines Reducing Seal Adhesion in Low Impact Docking Systems Corrosion-Resistant Container for Molten-Material Processing Process To Produce Iron Nanoparticle Lunar Dust Simulant Composite Physical Sciences Portable Handheld Optical Window Inspection Device Speech Acquisition and Automatic Speech Recognition for Integrated Spacesuit Audio Systems Analysis of Nozzle Jet Plume Effects on Sonic Boom Signature Handheld White Light Interferometer for Measuring Defect Depth in Windows Electronics & Computers Methods of Using a Magnetic Field Response Sensor Within Closed, Electrically Conductive Containers Miniature Low-Noise G-Band I-Q Receiver Differential Resonant Ring YIG Tuned Oscillator Products Products SolidWorks® 2011 3D Design Software Thermal Design 3D CFD Software Graphical Integrated Development Environment On-board Test Control Web Dashboard Linear Actuators Stainless Steel Bearings Ethernet Encoders Servo Drives Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Optical Sidebands Multiplier Maximum Likelihood Time-of-Arrival Estimation of Optical Pulses via Photon-Counting Photodetectors Single Spatial-Mode Room-Temperature-Operated 3.0 to 3.4 μm Diode Lasers Portable Dew Point Mass Spectrometry System for Real-Time Gas and Moisture Analysis Self-Nulling Beam Combiner Using No External Phase Inverter Embedded Technology Articles Using Parallel Processing on GPUs to Accelerate Finite-Difference Time-Domain Algorithms for Electromagnetic and Seismic Applications Using Multiprocessing in Industrial Automation Systems Using FPGAs for Automated Design Validation Applications Implementing Rack-Level I/O Consolidation Products 12V Front-End Distributed Power Supply Replacement End-Of-Life Semiconductors Universal Injection Transformer PCB Design-Tool UPS With Long-Life Batteries DC Power Converter Module Lighting Technology Briefs LED Lighting for Maintenance and Construction Vehicles Demonstration Assessment of LED Freezer Case Lighting Applications LEDs Illuminate Major Bridge in China All Aboard: Making (Light) Waves Articles Dimming LEDs, Without the Flicker Enhanced Protection for LEDs: Parylene Offers a Clear View into the Future Optical Feasibility of a True LED MR16 Lamp Products Online LED Design Tool DC LED Lighting Fixture LED Power Supply Dichroic Color Changing Fixture LED Wallpack Luminaire Polyurethane Casting Compound LED-Based Backlighting LED Dot Matrix Driver LED Circuit Protection Device Tech for License LEDs Based on Lattice-Mismatched GaInP Alloys Phosphor Materials for UV-LED-Based Lighting Device Research News New Facility Aims to Make LED Lighting More Natural View the discussion thread.