January 1, 2012 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2012 - Vol. 36 No. 1 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 Air Conditioning Cools Lunar Test Vehicles Collision-Prediction Capabilities to Improve NAS Integration Who's Who Sam Ortega, Program Manager, NASA Centennial Challenges, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL Articles Experts On Design & PLM Software INDUSTRY UPDATE: Design and PLM Software Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Handheld Universal Diagnostic Sensor Physical Sciences Energy-Based Tetrahedron Sensor for High-Temperature, High-Pressure Environments Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor System for Monitoring Smart Composite Aerospace Structures Health-Enabled Smart Sensor Fusion Technology Large-Area Vacuum Ultraviolet Sensors Extended-Range Passive RFID and Sensor Tags SOFIA Closed- and Open-Door Aerodynamic Analyses Ultra-Miniature Lidar Scanner for Launch Range Data Collection CCD Camera Lens Interface for Real-Time Theodolite Alignment Peregrine 100-km Sounding Rocket Project Sonic Thermometer for High-Altitude Balloons Corner-Cube Retroreflector Instrument for Advanced Lunar Laser Ranging Electrospray Collection of Lunar Dust Coherent Detector for Near-Angle Scattering and Polarization Characterization of Telescope Mirror Coatings Manufacturing & Prototyping Self-Healing, Inflatable, Rigidizable Shelter Improvements in Cold-Plate Fabrication Fabrication of a Kilopixel Array of Superconducting Microcalorimeters With Microstripline Wiring Software Key Decision Record Creation and Approval Module Enhanced Graphics for Extended Scale Range Debris Examination Using Ballistic and Radar Integrated Software Data Distribution System (DDS) and Solar Dynamic Observatory Ground Station (SDOGS) Integration Manager Eclipse-Free-Time Assessment Tool for IRIS Automated and Manual Rocket Crater Measurement Software An update has MATLAB Stability and Control Toolbox Trim and Static Stability Module Patched Conic Trajectory Code Ring Image Analyzer SureTrak Probability of Impact Display Materials Highly Stable and Active Catalyst for Sabatier Reactions Better Proton-Conducting Polymers for Fuel-Cell Membranes Information Sciences Hybrid Collaborative Learning for Classification and Clustering in Sensor Networks Explanation Capabilities for Behavior-Based Robot Control Shape and Color Features for Object Recognition Search A DNA-Inspired Encryption Methodology for Secure, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Spacecraft Attitude Tracking and Maneuver Using Combined Magnetic Actuators Mechanics & Machinery Implementation of a Non-Metallic Barrier in an Electric Motor MicroProbe Small Unmanned Aerial System Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Heat Exchangers for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Uniform Dust Distributor for Testing Radiative Emittance of Dust-Coated Surfaces Electronics & Computers Technique for Radiometer and Antenna Array Calibration — TRAAC Real-Time Cognitive Computing Architecture for Data Fusion in a Dynamic Environment Use of CCSDS Packets Over SpaceWire to Control Hardware Programmable Digital Controller Products 2011 Products of the Year Protocol Analyzer Night Vision Camera Oscilloscope Adapter for PCs IEPE Accelerometers Integrated PLC and Motion Controller Single-Axis Ethernet Motion Controller Magnetic Encoder DC Servo Motors Low-Voltage BLDC Motors and Gearmotors Cables for Military Robotic Applications Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs High-Speed Digital Interferometry Integrated Optics Achromatic Nuller for Stellar Interferometry Near-Infrared Photon-Counting Camera for High-Sensitivity Observations Applications Designing Optical Systems With Off-The-Shelf Products Articles Transforming Gaussian Beams into Uniform, Rectangular Intensity Distributions Products Goniometric Radiometer Thermal Surveillance Cameras Color Sensors Laser Diode Module CW and Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Industrial Sensors Epoxy Forensic Analytical Microscope Vacuum UV Imaging Spectrometer Source Measurement Unit Submillimeter Achromats and Doublets Multispectral Imaging Camera HD Zoom Lens Laser Diode Driver Single-Photon Counter Hybrid Sensor Lighting Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Quantum Dot Light Enhancement Substrate Dark Red Luminescent Material for LEDs Applications Reducing Energy Costs at a California Waste Facility Articles Coordinated Circuit Protection for LED Lighting The Cold Hard Facts Products Polycarbonate Diffuser Sheet Surface-Mountable LED Component LED Downlight Holder LED Panel-Mount Assembly LED Flat Panel Downlight Assembly High-Brightness Oval Through-Hole LED Tech for License Multi-Color Quantum Well-Based LEDs Transparent, Solar-Powered Lighting Module With Integrated Energy Storage Research News Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve LED Performance Through Piezo-Phototronic Effect High-Efficiency OLEDs on Plastic Topics: View the discussion thread.