February 1, 2012 NASA Tech Briefs - February 2012 - Vol. 36 No. 2 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 Solar Cell Manufacturing and Robot Automation: Right Fit, Right Robot Ames Research Center Who's Who Dr. Bruce Wielicki, Senior Earth Scientist, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Application Briefs Springs and Couplings Keep Mars Science Laboratory Rover on Track Reverse Engineering Software Reduces Design Time of NASA UAV Engine Cowling Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Magnetic Interface for Segmented Mirror Assembly Axel Robotic Platform for Crater and Extreme Terrain Exploration Transpiration-Cooled Spacecraft-Insulation-Repair Fasteners Site Tamper and Material Plow Tool — STAMP Information Sciences Real-Time Flight Envelope Monitoring System Model-Based Fault Diagnosis: Performing Root Cause and Impact Analyses in Real Time Interactive Schematic Integration Within the Propellant System Modeling Environment Magnetic and Electric Field Polarizations of Oblique Magnetospheric Chorus Waves Variable Sampling Mapping Materials Three Dimensionally Interlinked, Dense, Solid Form of Single-Walled CNT Ropes Flexible Plug Repair for Shuttle Wing Leading Edge Use of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Covalent Attachment of Nanotubes to Silicon Software Techniques for Down-Sampling a Measured Surface Height Map for Model Validation Nemesis Autonomous Test System Manufacturing & Prototyping Glovebox for GeoLab Subsystem in HDU1-PEM Modified Process Reduces Porosity When Soldering in Reduced Gravity Environments Physical Sciences Optical Comb From a Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator for Spectroscopy and Astronomy Instruments Calibration Mirror Metrology Using Nano-Probe Supports Multi-Component, Multi-Point Interferometric Rayleigh/Mie Doppler Velocimeter Fluorescence-Based Sensor for Monitoring Activation of Lunar Dust Aperture Ion Source Test & Measurement Automated Lab-on-a-Chip Electrophoresis System Electronics & Computers Frequency to Voltage Converter Analog Front-End Prototype Dust-Tolerant Intelligent Electrical Connection System Gigabit Ethernet Asynchronous Clock Compensation FIFO High-Speed, Multi-Channel Serial ADC LVDS Interface for Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Products Products Product of the Month: ANSYS 14.0 Integrated ATCA Power Entry Module and DC-DC Bus Converter Power Supply Manager Power Management DC/DC Converters Programmable DC-DC Integrated Circuits Low-Dropout Regulator for Portable Devices TRIAC Dimmable LED Driver Photonics Tech Briefs Products Organic Solar Cell Initiative Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Motion Control and System Engineering Considerations Applications Optimized Machine Capability Through Mechatronics: Packaging for the Future Products Rodless Actuators Clutches Brushless Motor Three-Phase Motor Soft Starter Linear Rail Platform Machine Automation Controller Torque Wrench Direct Drive Motor Systems Voice Coil Motor Metal Gear Motors Servo Drive Motion System Design Software View the discussion thread.