September 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - September 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 9 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 Innovation in Smart Robotics SENSORS Tech Forum: A “Smart” Sensors Technology Event Johnson Space Center Smart Phones in Space NASA Announces New Launch System Download the Sounds of NASA Who's Who Dr. Lin Chambers, Project Scientist, NASA Langley Science Directorate, Hampton, VA Application Briefs Launch Escape System Advances Commercial Human Spaceflight Capacitive Pressure Sensor Enables Better Combustor Design Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Crush Test Abuse Stand Force Limit System Active Response Gravity Offload System Compact, Two- Sided Structural Cold Plate Configuration Levitated Duct Fan (LDF) Aircraft Auxiliary Generator AN Fitting Reconditioning Tool Information Sciences Finding Every Root of a Broad Class of Real, Continuous Functions in a Given Interval Kalman Orbit Optimized Loop Tracking Development of Jet Noise Power Spectral Laws Materials Fiber-Reinforced Reactive Nano-Epoxy Composites Iridium-Doped Ruthenium Oxide Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Improved Mo-Re VPS Alloys for High-Temperature Uses Polymerization Initiated at the Sidewalls of Carbon Nanotubes Piezoelectrically Enhanced Photocathodes Metal-Matrix/Hollow-Ceramic-Sphere Composites Software Test Generator for MATLAB Simulations Sptrace Interplanetary Overlay Network Bundle Protocol Implementation S-Band POSIX Device Drivers for RTEMS STRS SpaceWire FPGA Module Geodetic Strain Analysis Tool Manufacturing & Prototyping Silicon Carbide Mounts for Fabry-Perot Interferometers Measuring the In-Process Figure, Final Prescription, and System Alignment of Large Optics and Segmented Mirrors Using Lidar Metrology Physical Sciences Dynamic Monitoring of Cleanroom Fallout Using an Air Particle Counter Fused Reality for Enhanced Flight Test Capabilities Enhancement to Non-Contacting Stress Measurement of Blade Vibration Frequency Thermography to Inspect Insulation of Large Cryogenic Tanks Frame-Transfer Gating Raman Spectroscopy for Time-Resolved Multiscalar Combustion Diagnostics Phase-Controlled Magnetic Mirror for Wavefront Correction In-Service Monitoring of Steam Pipe Systems at High Temperatures Thermal Properties of Microstrain Gauges Used for Protection of Lithium-Ion Cells of Different Designs Bio-Medical Method and Apparatus for Forming Nanodroplets Rapid Detection of the Varicella Zoster Virus in Saliva Electronics & Computers UAVSAR Active Electronically Scanned Array Positively Verifying Mating of Previously Unverifiable Flight Connectors Radiation-Tolerant Intelligent Memory Stack — RTIMS Ultra-Low-Dropout Linear Regulator Excitation of a Parallel Plate Waveguide by an Array of Rectangular Waveguides Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Simulator FPGA for Power Control of MSL Avionics Environment Data Service Provider Cost Estimation Tool Hybrid Power Management-Based Vehicle Architecture Products Products P3 Series of Thermal Imagers Product of the Month: 3D Laser Confocal Microscope Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Control Program and Optical Improvements of Fresnel Microspectrometer Miniature Laser Magnetometer Low-Power, Self-Calibrated Vector Magnetometer Applications Improving Microinverter Performance in Photovoltaic Systems Articles Vibration Isolation in Optical Test Systems Products All-In-One Fluorescence Microscope Harsh Environment Optical Systems Light Pipes Quantum Cascade Laser Driver Laser Modules Raman Spectroscopy Spectrometer Wavelength Meter Color Sensors DPSS Lasers Laser Splicing System Patterned Optical Coatings Photoelectric Sensor Ten-Megapixel Camera Imaging Technology Articles When Human-Machine Interfaces and Control Converge Testing Lenses for Thermal Imagers Applications Using Aspheric Optics in Complex Lens Designs Products Flat Panel Sensors Image Sensor Microscopy High-Speed Camera Camera and Panomorph Lens Camera Module Microscope Camera Robotic Camera Digital CCD Camera Infrared Camera Microscopy Color Camera Display Wall-Controller Boards Electron Microscope System Software Tech Briefs Articles Better, Faster Sonar Development With Multiphysics Simulation NASA Awards 2010 Software of the Year Briefs Analysis of Microwave Radiation Graphical Language for Data Processing Analysis of Thermoelectric Phenomena Onboard Short Term Plan Viewer 3D Direct Modeling: Removing Bottlenecks in Simulation Link Analysis in the Mission Planning Lab Multidisciplinary Tool for Systems Analysis of Planetary Entry, Descent, and Landing Wind Turbine Noise Reduction GLobal Integrated Design Environment Conceptual Model of Quantities, Units, Dimensions, and Values Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Visualization Tool The Planning Execution Monitoring Architecture SSC Engineering Analysis Automated Cryocooler Monitor and Control System Software Draper Station Analysis Tool Common Bolted Joint Analysis Tool CCSDS Advanced Orbiting Systems Virtual Channel Access Service for QoS MACHETE Model Commercial Modular Aero-Propulsion System Simulation 40k Jitter Controller Software μShell Minimalist Shell for Xilinx Microprocessors Software Architecture to Support the Evolution of the ISRU RESOLVE Engineering Breadboard Unit 2 (EBU2) InSAR Scientific Computing Environment Coastal On-line Assessment and Synthesis Tool 2.0 Software Displays Data on Active Regions of the Sun Generalized Software Architecture Applied to the Continuous Lunar Water Separation Process and the Lunar Greenhouse Amplifier Monitoring Areal Snow Cover Using NASA Satellite Imagery Computer-Aided Parallelizer and Optimizer Bundle Security Protocol for ION MaROS: Information Management Service Mission Operations Planning and Scheduling System (MOPSS) Global Precipitation Mission Visualization Tool Thermal Protection System Imagery Inspection Management System —TIIMS Adaptation of G-TAG Software for Validating Touch-and-Go Comet Surface Sampling Design Methodology Visual PEF Reader — VIPER MatchGUI: A Graphical MATLAB-Based Tool for Automatic Image Co-Registration View the 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