October 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - October 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 10 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 Driving Growth and Innovation With Sustainable Design Dryden Flight Research Center Breakthrough in Preventing Food-borne Illnesses Wins ,000 Grand Prize in Global Design Contest Meet Our Readers: Ken Polcak, Noise Abatement Design & Analysis Team Leader YouTube and NASA Want Student Experiments Who's Who Phil McAlister, Acting Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC Application Briefs NASA Uses Emergency Notification System to Communicate With Personnel Multi-Layer Films and Tapes Provide Thermal Protection for NASA Spacecraft Tech Briefs Information Sciences Lidar-Based Navigation Algorithm for Safe Lunar Landing Tracking Object Existence From an Autonomous Patrol Vehicle Adaptive System Modeling for Spacecraft Simulation Materials Use of Additives to Improve Performance of Methyl Butyrate-Based Lithium-Ion Electrolytes Li-Ion Cells Employing Electrolytes With Methyl Propionate and Ethyl Butyrate Co-Solvents Software Asynchronous Message Service Reference Implementation Zero-Copy Objects System Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking MACHETE Mode Contact Graph Routing Parallel Eclipse Project Checkout Manufacturing & Prototyping Pallet Manufacturing Process and Machinery Using Recycled Plastic Materials Technique for Configuring an Actively Cooled Thermal Shield in a Flight System Physical Sciences Optical Sensors for Monitoring Gamma and Neutron Radiation Rapid-Response Semiconductor Sensor With Resistance Detection Determines Partial Pressure of Oxygen Device Measures Quality of a Laser Beam and its Illumination Field Qualifications of Bonding Process of Temperature Sensors to Deep- Space Missions Compliant Tactile Sensors Laser Truss Sensor for Segmented Telescope Phasing A Zero-Gravity Cup for Drinking Beverages in Microgravity Programmable Aperture With MEMS Microshutter Arrays Co-Flow Hollow Cathode Technology Bio-Medical Cytometer on a Chip Tissue Photolithography External Cooling Coupled to Reduced Extremity Pressure Device Method for Impeding Degradation of Porous Silicon Structures Improved Devices for Collecting Sweat for Chemical Analysis Electronics & Computers Scanning and Defocusing Properties of Microstrip Reflectarray Antennas Cable Tester Box Fault-Tolerant, Radiation-Hard DSP Sub-Shot Noise Power Source for Microelectronics Measuring Input Thresholds on an Existing Board Programmable Oscillator Rad-Hard, Miniaturized, Scalable, High-Voltage Switching Module for Power Applications Architecture for a 1-GHz Digital RADAR Products Products Model-Based and Trace-Based Timing Analysis Advanced Driver Assistance System Automotive Support Package Optical Design and Analysis Software Mask‐Wafer Double Simulation Platform Computer-Aided Engineering Software Suite Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Polished Panel Optical Receiver for Simultaneous RF/Optical Telemetry With Large DSN Antennas Applications Fine Laser Cutting Technology Articles Specialized Thin Film Coatings for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Products Universal Polishing Fixture Machine-Vision Camera Digital High-Speed Cameras LED Driver Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes VGA Digital Camera Photovoltaic ICs 3D Optical Design Software Flexible Heaters Polarization Crosstalk Analyzer GigE/USB Camera Series Laser Diode Module Blue Laser Diodes Custom Microminiature Optics PFC and Ballast Control ICs Power MOSFETs Light Engine Photovoltaic Metallization Paste Diode Laser System Motion Control Technology Articles Electronic Flow Control Valve (EFCV) with Pressure Compensation Capability Applications DC Motor Automates Patient Transfer Device Products Adjustable Frequency Drives Stepper Motors Position Sensor System Inverter Drives Motor/Valve Assembly Rotary Encoders DC Motor Control Rotary Sensor Gripper Rotary Table Multi-Axis Motor Control AC Motors Digital Inclinometer Solenoid Valve Step-Down Controller Linear Actuator DC Compressor Servo Motors V-Belt Drives View the discussion thread.