July 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - July 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 7 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 Modeling Design Software Gets the International Space Station Moving Network Connectivity Enables Climate Research Who's Who Michael Ryschkewitsch, Chief Engineer, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC Articles As Shuttle Era Ends, NASA Still Chasing Dreams Protecting Signal Integrity in Industrial Environments Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Shines on the Big Screen Meet Our Readers: Michael Hudspeth, CAD Designer, Medical Devices Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Enabling Disabled Persons To Gain Access to Digital Media Physical Sciences 'In Situ' Aerosol Detector Electrical Connector Mechanical Seating Sensor Multi-Parameter Aerosol Scattering Sensor Image Quality Indicator for Infrared Inspections Micro-Slit Collimators for X-Ray/Gamma-Ray Imaging Scatterometer-Calibrated Stability Verification Method Aperture Mask for Unambiguous Parity Determination in Long Wavelength Imagers Spaceflight Ka-Band High-Rate Radiation-Hard Modulator Laser Oscillator Incorporating a Wedged Polarization Rotator and a Porro Prism as Cavity Mirror Manufacturing & Prototyping Development of Position-Sensitive Magnetic Calorimeters for X-Ray Astronomy Cryogenic-Compatible Winchester Connector Mount and Retaining System for Composite Tubes Software Flight Planning in the Cloud MPS Editor Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization Tool Materials Optical Coating Performance for Heat Reflectors of the JWST-ISIM Electronic Component Information Sciences Collaborative Clustering for Sensor Networks Automated Verification of Spatial Resolution in Remotely Sensed Imagery Generic, Extensible, Configurable Push-Pull Framework for Large-Scale Science Missions Space-Time Localization of Plasma Turbulence Using Multiple Spacecraft Radio Links Dynamic Loads Generation for Multi-Point Vibration Excitation Problems Optimal Control Via Self-Generated Stochasticity Surface Contact Model for Comets and Asteroids SpaceCube Demonstration Platform Mechanics & Machinery Teleoperated Marsupial Mobile Sensor Platform Pair for Telepresence Insertion Into Challenging Structures Planar Rotary Piezoelectric Motor Using Ultrasonic Horns Self-Rupturing Hermetic Valve Two-Arm Flexible Thermal Strap Dampers for Stationary Labyrinth Seals Explosive Bolt Dual-Initiated From One Side Two-Stage Winch for Kites and Tethered Balloons or Blimps Dust Mitigation Vehicle Semiconductors & ICs MOSFET Switching Circuit Protects Shape Memory Alloy Actuators Optimized FPGA Implementation of Multi-Rate FIR Filters Through Thread Decomposition Circuit for Communication Over Power Lines Electronics & Computers High-Efficiency Ka-Band Waveguide Two-Way Asymmetric Power Combiner 10–100 Gbps Offload NIC for WAN, NLR, and Grid Computing Products Tecplot Chorus™ Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Pulsed Laser System to Simulate Effects of Cosmic Rays in Semiconductor Devices Test Port for Fiber-Optic-Coupled Laser Altimeter Phase Retrieval System for Assessing Diamond Turning and Optical Surface Defects Applications Applying HDTV Imaging Technology To Industrial Applications Articles Understanding Infrared Detector & Emitter Technology Products Product of the Month - White Light Sensor Thermal Imager CMOS Linear Image Sensor CW Diode Laser Modules LED Driver ICs Optical Module Controller 4-Leaded RGB LED Optical Filters for Avionics Photovoltaic Metallization Paste Bandpass Filters Laser Modules High-Speed Laser Controls Imaging Fluorescence Microscope Refractive Index Analysis Plano-Convex Axicons Positioning Sensor Topics: View the discussion thread.