December 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - December 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 12 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 Vote for Product of the Year Expanding the Use of Smart Operator Panels John H. Glenn Research Center Vote for NASA Tech Briefs’ 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Who's Who Dr. Robert Okojie, Research Electronics Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland OH Application Briefs Software Manages Mission Data from Saturn and Mars Exploration Prototype Helps Astronauts Use Robot on International Space Station Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Umbilical Deployment Device Graph Theory Roots of Spatial Operators for Kinematics and Dynamics Spacesuit Soft Upper Torso Sizing Systems Space Mirror Alignment System Thermionic Power Cell To Harness Heat Energies for Geothermal Applications Information Sciences Framework for Integrating Science Data Processing Algorithms Into Process Control Systems Base Flow Model Validation Time Synchronization and Distribution Mechanisms for Space Networks Minimum Landing Error Powered- Descent Guidance for Planetary Missions Local Estimators for Spacecraft Formation Flying Materials Molecular Adsorber Coating Software Space Environments Testbed Ndarts High-Performance 3D Articulated Robot Display 'In Situ' Surface Characterization Athena Manufacturing & Prototyping Cryo-Etched Black Silicon for Use as Optical Black Correcting Thermal Deformations in an Active Composite Reflector Advanced CO₂ Removal and Reduction System Physical Sciences All-Solid-State 2.45-to-2.78-THz Source Lidar Luminance Quantizer Distributed Capacitive Sensor for Sample Mass Measurement Reflective Occultation Mask for Evaluation of Occulter Designs for Planet Finding Software-Defined Radio for Space-to-Space Communications Bio-Medical Radiation Protection Using Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Derivatives PMA-PhyloChip DNA Microarray To Elucidate Viable Microbial Community Structure Electronics & Computers SNE Industrial Fieldbus Interface Cryogenic 160-GHz MMIC Heterodyne Receiver Module Onboard Interferometric SAR Processor for the Ka-band Radar Interferometer (KaRIn) XMOS XC-2 Development Board for Mechanical Control and Data Collection Composite Thermal Switch Ka-Band, Multi- Gigabit-Per-Second Transceiver Receiver Gain Modulation Circuit CoNNeCT Baseband Processor Module Digital Interface Board to Control Phase and Amplitude of Four Channels NEXUS Scalable and Distributed Next-Generation Avionics Bus for Space Missions Products Products Marc 2011 Simulation Software DC/DC Converters Isolated Power Factor Corrected Offline Regulator High-Efficiency 3 Imaging Technology Articles Silicon Block Inspection with SWIR Imaging Beyond 'Smart': The PC Camera Arrives Applications Going ‘Digital’ Simplifies Medical Device Inspection Products Video Surveillance Camera CMOS Line Scan Camera LED Microscope System Digital Color Camera USB 2.0 Camera Vision Inspection Functionality Motion Control Technology Articles Reducing Design Time for Linear Motion Systems Applications Robots Play Role in Future Aircraft Wing Production Products Tilt Sensor Vertical Carousel Duplex Pumps Linear Motor Stages DC Servo Motors Electric Actuators Motor Driver ICs Workholding Products Parallel Grippers Hydraulic Hand Pumps Rotary Servo Table Belt Pulleys Linear Positioner Inclinometers Motion Controller DC Motor Triaxial Accelerometer Lighting Technology Applications Industrial LED Hall Lighting View the discussion thread.