May 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - May 2011 - Vol. 35 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 Microinverters Are Launching a Solar Renewable Revolution Jet Propulsion Laboratory Who's Who Chad R. Frost, Intelligent Systems Division’s Area Lead for Autonomous Systems and Robotics, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Application Briefs Software Helps NASA Develop Next-Generation Air Vehicles Multispectral Camera to Photograph Vegetation from the International Space Station Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Six Degrees-of-Freedom Ascent Control for Small-Body Touch and Go Optical-Path-Difference Linear Mechanism for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer Information Sciences Ascent Heating Thermal Analysis on Spacecraft Adaptor Fairings Prioritized LT Codes Fast Image Texture Classification Using Decision Trees More-Accurate Model of Flows in Rocket Injectors Improved Systematic Pointing Error Model for the DSN Antennas Observability and Estimation of Distributed Space Systems via Local Information-Exchange Networks In-Orbit Instrument-Pointing Calibration Using the Moon as a Target Constraint Embedding Technique for Multibody System Dynamics Entanglement in Self-Supervised Dynamics Materials Measuring Moisture Levels in Graphite Epoxy Composite Sandwich Structures Optimized Li-Ion Electrolytes Containing Triphenyl Phosphate as a Flame-Retardant Additive Real-Time Deposition Monitor for Ultrathin Conductive Films Marshall Convergent Spray Formulation Improvement for High Temperatures Software 3D Orbit Visualization for Earth-Observing Missions MaROS: Web Visualization of Mars Orbiting and Landed Assets RAPID: Collaborative Commanding and Monitoring of Lunar Assets Image Segmentation, Registration, Compression, and Matching Image Calibration Rapid ISS Power Availability Simulator Manufacturing & Prototyping Optimization of Indium Bump Morphology for Improved Flip Chip Devices Pre-Finishing of SiC for Optical Applications A Method of Strengthening Composite/Metal Joints Physical Sciences High-Temperature Thermometer Using Cr-Doped GdAlO3 Broadband Luminescence Method to Estimate the Dissolved Air Content in Hydraulic Fluid Method for Measuring Collimator-Pointing Sensitivity to Temperature Changes Metrology Arrangement for Measuring the Positions of Mirrors of a Submillimeter Telescope Super Dwarf Wheat for Growth in Confined Spaces Dielectric Covered Planar Antennas at Submillimeter Wavelengths for Terahertz Imaging Local Leak Detection and Health Monitoring of Pressurized Tanks Single-Antenna Temperature- and Humidity-Sounding Microwave Receiver Broadband Achromatic Phase Shifter for a Nulling Interferometer Fine Guidance Sensing for Coronagraphic Obser vatories Bio-Medical Biosensing Technology Offers Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities Die Extrusion Technology for Medical Tubing Applications Blood Pressure Monitoring Tool Laser Sintering for Customized Medical Applications Cubic-Millimeter Energy-Autonomous Wireless Intraocular Pressure Monitor Single, Stationary Lens Able to Create Microscopic 3D Images Electronics & Computers On-Wafer S-Parameter Measurements in the 325-508-GHz Band Reconfigurable Microwave Phase Delay Element for Frequency Reference and Phase-Shifter Applications High-Throughput, Adaptive FFT Architecture for FPGA-Based Spaceborne Data Processors High-Speed Isolation Board for Flight Hardware Testing Reliability of Ceramic Column Grid Array Interconnect Packages Under Extreme Temperatures Products Products MTS 360 non-contacting SMD rotary position sensor Demonstrator PCB Buck Regulators Piezoelectric Signal Conditioner Code Generation Software I/Q Digitizer Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Optical Fiber Array Assemblies for Space Flight on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Automated Cryocooler Monitor and Control System Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Beam, and Polarization-Sensitive Laser Transmitter for Surface Mapping Optical Communications Link to Airborne Transceiver Applications Making Machine Vision Systems Smarter Articles Laser Beam vs. Electron Beam Welding Which process works best for what? Lighting Technology Briefs Photoluminescent Nanofibers for High-Efficiency Solid-State Lighting White Scattered Photon Extraction LEDs with Multi-Phosphor Layers Applications Airfield Lighting Heated Lens LED Wingtip Navigation Lighting Extensible Light-Sensing LED Array Articles Polycarbonate Seen As Top Choice for LED Lighting Differences Between Color Measurement Systems Pursuing Reliable LEDs Products Curvable LED Display LED Array Self-Retaining LED Mounting Spacers Flexible LED Backlight LCD-LED Driver Cross-Reference Guide Stacked Flat Type Light Guide Panel Research News Jewel-Toned Organic Phosphorescent Crystals: A New Class of Light-Emitting Material View the discussion thread.