January 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2013 - Vol. 37 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 Articles Software is the Driving Innovation for Consumer Electronics Alloy-Enhanced Fans Maintain Fresh Air in Tunnels Who's Who Chuck Jorgensen, Chief Scientist for Neuro Engineering, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Application Briefs Light-Control Systems Help NASA Go ‘Net Zero’ Sensors Monitor Curiosity’s Drilling Arm Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Ultra-Compact Transputer-Based Controller for High-Level, Multi-Axis Coordination Magnetically Actuated Seal Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot Excavator Hybrid Electrostatic/ Flextensional Mir ror for Lightweight, Large-Aperture, and Cr yogenic Space Telescopes Sheet Membrane Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator Motor Qualification for Long-Duration Mars Missions Information Sciences 3D Hail Size Distribution Interpolation/Extrapolation Algorithm Ionospheric Simulation System for Satellite Observations and Global Assimilative Model Experiments — ISOGAME Estimating Torque Imparted on Spacecraft Using Telemetry flexplan: Mission Planning System for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Airborne Tomographic Swath Ice Sounding Processing System PowderSim: Lagrangian Discrete and Mesh-Free Continuum Simulation Code for Cohesive Soils Basic Operational Robotics Instructional System Multiple-Frame Detection of Subpixel Targets in Thermal Image Sequences Metric Learning to Enhance Hyperspectral Image Segmentation Materials Using Pre-Melted Phase Change Material to Keep Payloads in Space Warm for Hours Without Power Fibrillar Adhesive for Climbing Robots Transformers: Shape-Changing Space Systems Built With Robotic Textiles Software Artificial Intelligence Software for Assessing Postural Stability System for Contributing and Discovering Derived Mission and Science Data Remote Viewer for Maritime Robotics Software Stackfile Database Reachability Maps for In Situ Operations JPL Space Telecommunications Radio System Operating Environment RFI-SIM: RFI Simulation Package ION Configuration Editor Dtest Testing Software IMPaCT — Integration of Missions, Programs, and Core Technologies Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM) Toolkit Manufacturing & Prototyping Microwave Sinterator Freeform Additive Construction System (MS-FACS) Development of a Centrifugal Technique for the Microbial Bioburden Analysis of Freon (CFC-11) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for Low- Cost, High-Performance Liquid Rocket Combustion Chambers Physical Sciences Single-Photon-Sensitive HgCdTe Avalanche Photodiode Detector Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Using Silica Whispering- Gallery Mode Resonators Color-Changing Sensors for Detecting the Presence of Hypergolic Fuels Wind-Driven Wireless Networked System of Mobile Sensors for Mars Exploration Analysis of the Effects of Streamwise Lift Distribution on Sonic Boom Signature In Situ Solid Particle Generator Electronics & Computers DSP/FPGA Design for a High-Speed Programmable S-Band Space Transceiver Memory Circuit Fault Simulator On-Chip Power-Combining for High-Power Schottky Diode- Based Frequency Multipliers FPGA Vision Data Architecture Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Ultra-Compact, Superconducting Spectrometer-on-a-Chip at Submillimeter Wavelengths Rad-Tolerant, Thermally Stable, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network for Harsh Environments UV Resonant Raman Spectrometer With Multi-Line Laser Excitation Towed Subsurface Optical Communications Buoy High-Collection-Efficiency Fluorescence Detection Cell Articles Trends In Fused Components For Fiber Lasers Photonics Design Automation Products 3D Imaging Sensor C-mount Spectrometer Adapters 2.8 MP GigE Vision Camera Cool Bypass Switches Multi-Channel Laser Modules Chip-Based Video Camera Silicon Solar Cells Infrared Image Sensor USB 3.0 CMOSIS-Sensor- Based Cameras Epoxy Based UV Curable System Surface Mount Photodiode with Daylight Filter Galvo and Controller Combination Tunable Lenses Product of the Month: the IRIS Color 3D Printer Lighting Technology Briefs Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion Self-Assembled Monolayers Create P-N Junctions in Graphene Films New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions Applications U.S. Department of State Retrofits Harry S. Truman Building With New Lighting Controls Articles Creating White Light Using LEDs LEDs Beware! The Rebirth of the Incandescent Light Bulb Research News Researchers Develop New Method to Light Roundabouts New Technology Could Make Fluorescent Lights A Thing Of The Past Low-Level Light Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Patients View the discussion thread.