August 1, 2012 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2012 - Vol. 36 No. 8 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 Optimizing Finite Element Material Models in a Crash Test Dummy Who's Who Marcia Domack and John Wagner, Engineers, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Application Briefs MEMS Deformable Mirrors Enable Imaging of Earth-Sized Extra-Solar Planets Plastic Components Ride Juno Spacecraft to Jupiter Single-Frequency, 1,064-nm Laser Designed for Space LIDAR Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Mars Science Laboratory Drill Shape Memory Composite Hybrid Hinge Ultra-Compact Motor Controller Binding Causes of Printed Wiring Assemblies With Card-Loks A Reversible Thermally Driven Pump for Use in a Sub-Kelvin Magnetic Refrigerator Coring Sample Acquisition Tool Information Sciences Social Networking Adapted for Distributed Scientific Collaboration 3D Drop Size Distribution Extrapolation Algorithm Using a Single Disdrometer Iterative Transform Phase Diversity: An Image-Based Object and Wavefront Recovery Space Operations Learning Center Projection of Stabilized Aerial Imagery Onto Digital Elevation Maps for Geo-Rectified and Jitter-Free Viewing Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Particle-Laden Temporal Mixing Layers OVERSMART Reporting Tool for Flow Computations Over Large Grid Systems General Methodology for Designing Spacecraft Trajectories Materials Imidazolium-Based Polymeric Materials as Alkaline Anion-Exchange Fuel Cell Membranes Blocking Filters With Enhanced Throughput for X-Ray Microcalorimetry High-Thermal-Conductivity Fabrics Electrospun Nanofiber Coating of Fiber Materials: A Composite Toughening Approach Software POSTMAN: Point of Sail Tacking for Maritime Autonomous Navigation Aerosol and Surface Parameter Retrievals for a Multi-Angle, Multiband Spectrometer LogScope TraceContract AIRS Maps From Space Processing Software Manufacturing & Prototyping Joining and Assembly of Bulk Metallic Glass Composites Through Capacitive Discharge Physical Sciences Hemispherical Field-of-View Above-Water Surface Imager for Submarines Quantum-Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) Focal Plane Assembly Bio-Medical Experimental Modeling of Sterilization Effects for Atmospheric Entry Heating on Microorganisms Saliva Preservative for Diagnostic Purposes Electronics & Computers 670-GHz Schottky Diode-Based Subharmonic Mixer With CPW Circuits and 70-GHz IF Hardware for Accelerating N-Modular Redundant Systems for High-Reliability Computing Discontinuous Mode Power Supply Optimal Dynamic Sub-Threshold Technique for Extreme Low Power Consumption for VLSI Self-Nulling Lock-in Detection Electronics for Capacitance Probe Electrometer Products Products Product of the Month: the DEWE2 series Machine Vision Lenses Thermoelectric Modules Ultrafast Lasers Femtosecond Laser Mirrors Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Reducing Machine Controller Design and Deployment Applications Reducing Linear Bearing Wear Hull-Cleaning Robot for Large Ships Products Rotating Machinery Analysis Thermoplastic Pumps Motorized Microscope Stage Accelerometer Rotary Stages Spindle Drive Acceleration Sensor and Gyroscope Linear Shaft Motor Rotary Actuator Motion Controllers Piezo-Positioning Stage Vibration Isolation Workstation Brushless DC Motors Position Sensor Diaphragm Pump Slotless Motor Digital Accelerometers Gearbox AC Drives Ball Bearing Vibration Control System Six-Axis Robot Servo Drive Embedded Technology Articles The Evolution of AdvancedTCA How Far Has It Come? Designing CompactPCI Systems with Serial Interfaces New Standards Allow More CPU Options in Embedded Computing Products 3-in-1 Communication Board FPGAs Mezzanine Connectors MCU SOC With Embedded Firewall Tablet Computer View the discussion thread.