January 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 1 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: CAD and Virtual Prototyping Software 2010 Create the Future Design Contest Winners E-Book Who's Who Steven Schmidt, Director, Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility (DAOF), Palmdale, CA Application Briefs Space Suit Simulator Aids Astronaut Training Procedures Software System Manages NASA’s Engineering Review Process Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Interface Supports Multiple Broadcast Transceivers for Flight Applications FPGA Sequencer for Radar Altimeter Applications SAD5 Stereo Correlation Line-Striping in an FPGA Miniature Sapphire Acoustic Resonator — MSAR Process-Hardened, Multi-Analyte Sensor for Characterizing Rocket Plume Constituents Mechanics & Machinery Plasma Igniter for Reliable Ignition of Combustion in Rocket Engines A Sub-Hertz, Low-Frequency Vibration Isolation Platform Wire Test Grip Fixture Information Sciences Hazard Detection Software for Lunar Landing Collaborative Supervised Learning for Sensor Networks Visual SLAM Using Variance Grid Maps Modeling Electromagnetic Scattering From Complex Inhomogeneous Objects Visual Object Recognition and Tracking of Tools Predicting Spacecraft Trajectories by the WeavEncke Method An Augmentation of G-Guidance Algorithms Rapid Calculation of Spacecraft Trajectories Using Efficient Taylor Series Integration Comparison of Aircraft Icing Growth Assessment Software Efficient Kriging Algorithms Estimation of Coriolis Force and Torque Acting on Ares-1 Materials Carbon Nanofibers Synthesized on Selective Substrates for Nonvolatile Memory and 3D Electronics Nanoparticle/Polymer Nanocomposite Bond Coat or Coating Software Distributed Aerodynamic Sensing and Processing Toolbox Marsviewer 2008 Mission Services Evolution Center Message Bus Major Constituents Analysis for the Vehicle Cabin Atmosphere Monitor Astronaut Health Participant Summary Application Natural Language Interface for Safety Certification of Safety-Critical Software Adaption of the AMDIS Method to Flight Status on the VCAM Instrument Manufacturing & Prototyping Hybrid Composite Cryogenic Tank Structure Nanoscale Deformable Optics Zinc Oxide Nanowire Interphase for Enhanced Lightweight Polymer Fiber Composites Reliability-Based Design Optimization of a Composite Airframe Component Physical Sciences Onboard Nonlinear Engine Sensor and Component Fault Diagnosis and Isolation Scheme Cryogenic Caging for Science Instrumentation Wide-Range Neutron Detector for Space Nuclear Applications In Situ Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring System Multiplexed Energy Coupler for Rotating Equipment Attitude Estimation in Fractionated Spacecraft Cluster Systems Method and System for Temporal Filtering in Video Compression Systems Apparatus for Measuring Total Emissivity of Small, Low-Emissivity Samples Active Flow Effectors for Noise and Separation Control High-Sensitivity, Broad-Range Vacuum Gauge Using Nanotubes for Micromachined Cavities Full Piezoelectric Multilayer-Stacked Hybrid Actuation/ Transduction Systems Extracting Zero-Gravity Surface Figure of a Mirror Null Lens Assembly for X-Ray Mirror Segments Electronics & Computers Network-Capable Application Process and Wireless Intelligent Sensors for ISHM High-Precision Pulse Generator Silicon-Germanium Voltage-Controlled Oscillator at 105 GHz Products Products Solid Edge® software ST3 MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card Switch-on-a-Chip ICs Tactile Switch Quarter Brick DC/DC Converter Multiplexer Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Wide-Field Optic for Autonomous Acquisition of Laser Link Method for Implementing Optical Phase Adjustment Multiple-Zone Diffractive Optic Element for Laser Ranging Applications Simplified Architecture for Precise Aiming of a Deep-Space Communication Laser Transceiver Two-Photon-Absorption Scheme for Optical Beam Tracking Applications Using Optical Encoders to Improve Camera Phone Zoom Lens Accuracy Articles Using Fan-poled Crystals to Tune Ti:S Lasers Products Product of the Month: Solar Simulation Measurement Tool RGB Combiners Picosecond Laser Miniature M3-F Focus Module Fluorescence Imaging Filter Sets 30-Die, Near-Infrared LED Array Time Delay Integration Cameras Ultra-Low-Light Color Cameras Spectroscopy Software Module Laser Beam Analysis Software High-Power Polarization Beamsplitter Cubes High-Speed Color Cameras Planet Configuration Direct Monitoring System LADAR Distance Measurement System LED Measurement System AOTF-NIR Analyzer Mil-Hardened InGaAs SWIR Video Camera View the discussion thread.