May 1, 2012 NASA Tech Briefs - May 2012 - Vol. 36 No. 5 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 Pressure Controllers Used in Sounding Rocket Payload Attitude Control Systems Curiosity Rover Uses CCD Sensors to Navigate Surface of Mars Who's Who Stephen Merkowitz, Project Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Articles Battery Options for Uninterruptible Power Supplies Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Monitoring Location and Angular Orientation of a Pill Molecular Technique to Reduce PCR Bias for Deeper Understanding of Microbial Diversity Improved Whole-Blood-Staining Device Physical Sciences Air Gaging for Non-Contact Measurement of Complex Geometric Tolerances An Inefficient Fin Non-Dimensional Parameter to Measure Gas Temperatures Efficiently Miniaturized Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (LHR) for Measurements of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmospheric Column PRTs and Their Bonding for Long-Duration, Extreme- Temperature Environments 3D Display Using Conjugated Multiband Bandpass Filters Real-Time, Non-Intrusive Detection of Liquid Nitrogen in Liquid Oxygen at High Pressure and High Flow High-Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer for the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laser Ablation Electrodynamic Ion Funnel for 'In Situ' Mass Spectrometry on Mars Mid- and Long-IR Broadband Quantum Well Photodetector Manufacturing & Prototyping Graphene Transparent Conductive Electrodes for Next- Generation Microshutter Arrays Fabrication of a Cryogenic Terahertz Emitter for Bolometer Focal Plane Calibrations Fabrication of an Absorber-Coupled MKID Detector Techniques for Solution-Assisted Optical Contacting Software Software to Control and Monitor Gas Streams Histogrammatic Method for Determining Relative Abundance of Input Gas Pulse Predictive Sea State Estimation for Automated Ride Control and Handling — PSSEARCH LEGION: Lightweight Expandable Group of Independently Operating Nodes Real-Time Projection to Verify Plan Success During Execution Automated Performance Characterization of DSN System Frequency Stability Using Spacecraft Tracking Data Web-Based Customizable Viewer for Mars Network Overflight Opportunities Materials Advanced Bonding Methods Incorporating Epoxy Resin Technology Electrochemical Ultracapacitors Using Graphitic Nanostacks Large-Strain Transparent Magnetoactive Polymer Nanocomposites Information Sciences Absolute Position of Targets Measured Through a Chamber Window Using Lidar Metrology Systems Anomaly Detection in Test Equipment via Sliding Mode Observers Time Distribution Using SpaceWire in the SCaN Testbed on ISS Mechanics & Machinery Long-Life, Lightweight, Multi-Roller Traction Drives for Planetary Vehicle Surface Exploration Wavefront Compensation Segmented Mirror Sensing and Control Free-Mass and Interface Configurations of Hammering Mechanisms Dual-Compartment Inflatable Suitlock Thermodynamic Vent System for an On-Orbit Cryogenic Reaction Control Engine Electronics & Computers On-Wafer Measurement of a Multi-Stage MMIC Amplifier With 10 dB of Gain at 475 GHz Fast and Adaptive Lossless Onboard Hyperspectral Data Compression System Iridium Interfacial Stack — IrIS Goldstone Solar System Radar Waveform Generator Amplitude-Stabilized Oscillator for a Capacitance- Probe Electrometer Products Product of the Month: SpaceClaim Engineer 2012 3D Direct Modeling Software PCI Express Packet Processor Tiny Embedded Device Server Mini PC Ventilated 19" Rack Cases Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Method of Bonding Optical Elements With Near-Zero Displacement Optical Phase Recovery and Locking in a PPM Laser Communication Link Reliable Optical Pump Architecture for Highly Coherent Lasers Used in Space Metrology Applications Method to Enhance the Operation of an Optical Inspection Instrument Using Spatial Light Modulators High-Speed Edge-Detecting Line Scan Smart Camera Downsampling Photodetector Array With Windowing Optical Communications Channel Combiner Development of Thermal Infrared Sensor To Supplement Operational Land Imager Applications Has the Ultimate Camera Interface Finally Arrived? Articles Fiber Optic Oxygen Sensors — How Do They Work? 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