November 1, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs - November 2011 - Vol. 35 No. 11 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: Analysis & Simulation Software Grand Prize Winner John C. Stennis Space Center Addressing Trends in Analysis & Simulation Software NASA Looks to Make Tractor Beams a Reality Electronics Category Winner Consumer Products Category Winner Machinery & Equipment Category Winner Medical Category Winner Safety & Security Category Winner Transportation Category Winner Sustainable Technologies Category Winner Create the Future Design Contest 2011 New NASA Material Redefines “Dark” New Video Documents Three-Year Trek by Mars Rover Who's Who William Allen, Senior Engineer, Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA Application Briefs Sensors Measure Vibroacoustic Shock During Launches Data Acquisition System Monitors Lightning Strikes Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Pressure Regulator With Internal Ejector Circulation Pump, Flow and Pressure Measurement Porting, and Fuel Cell System Integration Options Two-Stage Centrifugal Fan Combined Structural and Trajectory Control of Variable-Geometry Planetary Entry Systems Information Sciences CropEx Web-Based Agricultural Monitoring and Decision Support High-Performance Data Analysis Tools for Sun-Earth Connection Missions Achieving Exact and Constant Turnaround Ratio in a DDS-Based Coherent Transponder Surface Modeling to Support Small-Body Spacecraft Exploration and Proximity Operations Materials Temperature-Sensitive Coating Sensor Based on Hematite Detection of Carbon Monoxide Using Polymer-Carbon Composite Films Substituted Quaternary Ammonium Salts Improve Low-Temperature Performance of Double-Layer Capacitors Standardization of a Volumetric Displacement Measurement for Two-Body Abrasion Scratch Test Data Analysis Sustainably Sourced, Thermally Resistant, Radiation Hard Biopolymer Software Telemetry and Science Data Software System G-DYN Multibody Dynamics Engine Multibody Simulation Software Testbed for Small-Body Exploration and Sampling Propulsive Reaction Control System Model Licklider Transmission Protocol Implementation Core Recursive Hierarchical Image Segmentation Manufacturing & Prototyping Microfabrication of a High-Throughput Nanochannel Delivery/Filtration System Monolithic Flexure Pre-Stressed Ultrasonic Horns Improved Design and Fabrication of Hydrated-Salt Pills Physical Sciences Flight Test Results from the Rake Airflow Gage Experiment on the F-15B Integrated Lens Antennas for Multi-Pixel Receivers Validating Phasing and Geometry of Large Focal Plane Arrays 180-GHz Interferometric Imager Maturation of Structural Health Management Systems for Solid Rocket Motors Electronics & Computers Experiment in Onboard Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Processing Wheel-Based Ice Sensors for Road Vehicles Broadband Via-Less Microwave Crossover Using Microstrip- CPW Transitions Cryogenic Quenching Process for Electronic Part Screening Products Products SolidWorks® 2012 3D Design Software Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Multiple-Event, Single-Photon Counting Imaging Sensor Qualification of Fiber Optic Cables for Martian Extreme Temperature Environments Transverse Pupil Shifts for Adaptive Optics Non-Common Path Calibration Solid-State Spectral Light Source System Applications Creating 3D Terrain Maps from 2D Data Articles 3D Imaging Technology Changing the Way We Look at Things Products Tunable Laser Module and Fast Spectral Loss Engine High-Dynamic-Range Read Out Circuit Test-and-Measurement Platform Green Laser Diode Modules Linear-Array PMT Modules Pentaprisms Femtosecond Laser Filter Modeling Tool Network Activation Kit Transmission Electron Microscope Lighting Technology Briefs Transparent Conducting Oxides and Undercoat Technologies for Economical OLED Lighting Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lighting System High-Performance LED Comprised of Organic and Quantum Dot-Based Layers Applications LED Street Lights Cut Energy Consumption and Eliminate Bulb Changes Flexible LED Assembly for Automotive Signal Lighting Articles Sizing Up Circuit Protection for LED Strings Taking the Heat: Silicone’s Unique Properties Help Create the Next Generation of LED Lighting Products LED Power Supplies Six-Channel LED Driver IC Poke-In Wire SSL Connector LED Control IC Low-Profile LED Lighting Connectors Multi-Functional Connector System Tech for License High Extraction Efficiency GaN LED Relaxed SiGe Films By Surfactant Mediation Research News Transmitting Data With LEDs Facade Systems to Harvest and Generate Light View the discussion thread.