July 1, 2012 NASA Tech Briefs - July 2012 - Vol. 36 No. 7 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 The Engineering of IndyCar Racing Think Outside the Chip: MEMS-Based Systems Solutions Who's Who Sandeep Yayathi, Robotics Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Application Briefs Sensors Enable Precision Mounting of X-Ray Optics Inlet Funnels on Mars Rover Are Validated Using Scanning Laser Vibrometry Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Robust Tensioned Kevlar Suspension Design Focal Plane Alignment Utilizing Optical CMM Information Sciences Pattern Recognition Algorithm for High- Sensitivity Odorant Detection in Unknown Environments Materials Nanoengineered Thermal Materials Based on Carbon Nanotube Array Composites Polyimide Aerogel Thin Films Composite Laminate With Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Matching D263 Glass Asymmetric Supercapacitor for Long-Duration Power Storage Software Motion-Capture-Enabled Software for Gestural Control of 3D Models Orbit Software Suite CoNNeCT Baseband Processor Module Boot Code SoftWare (BCSW) Trajectory Software With Upper Atmosphere Model ALSSAT Version 6.0 Manufacturing & Prototyping Employing a Grinding Technology to Assess the Microbial Density for Encapsulated Organisms Demonstration of Minimally Machined Honeycomb Silicon Carbide Mirrors Heat Shield Employing Cured Thermal Protection Material Blocks Bonded in a Large-Cell Honeycomb Matrix Physical Sciences Real-Time Remote Monitoring with Wireless Sensors Ultra-Low-Power MEMS Selective Gas Sensors Terahertz Radiation Heterodyne Detector Using Two- Dimensional Electron Gas in a GaN Heterostructure Versatile Controller for Infrared Lamp and Heater Arrays Instrument Suite for Vertical Characterization of the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System Determining Performance Acceptability of Electrochemical Oxygen Sensors High-Speed Scanning Interferometer Using CMOS Image Sensor and FPGA Based on Multifrequency Phase- Tracking Detection Method to Remove Particulate Matter From Dusty Gases at Low Pressures Non-Contact Conductivity Measurement for Automated Sample Processing Systems An MSK Radar Waveform Telescope Alignment From Sparsely Sampled Wavefront Measurements Over Pupil Subapertures Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging System Bio-Medical Purifying, Separating, and Concentrating Cells From a Sample Low in Biomass Virtual Ultrasound Guidance for Inexperienced Operators Electronics & Computers Compact Receiver Front Ends for Submillimeter-Wave Applications Blocking Losses With a Photon Counter Dynamically Reconfigurable Systolic Array Accelerator Products Products Product of the Month: the tPac (TM) Telomonitoring System Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs 885-nm Pumped Ceramic Nd:YAG Master Oscillator Power Amplifier Laser System Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser With Efficient Coupling and Beam Profile Measurement Via Optical Near-Nulling and Subaperture Stitching Applications Comparing Apples to Oranges: Self-Service Scales With USB Cameras Auto-Detect Fruits and Vegetables Articles Ensuring Safe Operation and Accurate Characterization of Laser Diodes Products Stereo Vision Camera Reference Design Laser System PoE Cameras Laser Beam Analysis System Optical Sensor 3D Polarizing Filters Laser Diode Lighting Technology Briefs New Technique Allows Simulation of Noncrystalline Materials Colorful Light Could Be Used For Radiation Detection Bright Future for GaN Nanowires Applications Las Vegas Bets It All On White With Energy-Saving LED Streetlights Convention Center Expands LED Lighting Retrofit Articles LED Binning Using a Single Pulse Tester How Substrate Materials Affect LED Reliability Products Parking Garage/Utility Light 27-Watt LED Bulb Blasting Gun Light LED Drivers Remote Phosphor LED LED Array Holder LED Selector App Digital Fade Dimmer Flat Panel Downlight High Brightness LEDs AC/DC LED Drivers Smartphone LCD Backlight LED Drivers Ceiling Mount LEDs Tech for License Brighter, More Efficient LED-Based Lighting Method of Simultaneously Refreshing all Pixels In a Display Research News Discovery Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells and Super Bright LEDs Research Opens Doors To UV Disinfection Using LED Technology View the discussion thread.