February 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - February 2013 - Vol. 37 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 Application Briefs Sensors Enable Precise Mounting of X-Ray Telescope Assembly Simulations Prepare Curiosity Rover for Touchdown on Mars Who's Who David Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Articles INDUSTRY UPDATE: Design and PLM Software Technology Highlights from 2013 International CES Retrofits Convert Gas Vehicles into Hybrids Tech Briefs Physical Sciences Rover Low Gain Antenna Qualification for Deep Space Thermal Environments Automated, Ultra-Sterile Solid Sample Handling and Analysis on a Chip Spectrally and Radiometrically Stable, Wideband, Onboard Calibration Source Advanced Magnetic Materials Methods and Numerical Models for Fluidization in Microgravity and Hypogravity Data Transfer for Multiple Sensor Networks Over a Broad Temperature Range Using Combustion Synthesis to Reinforce Berms and Other Regolith Structures Three-Axis Attitude Estimation With a High-Bandwidth Angular Rate Sensor Visible-Infrared Hyperspectral Image Projector Manufacturing & Prototyping High-Reliability Waveguide Vacuum/Pressure Window Methods of Fabricating Scintillators With Radioisotopes for Beta Battery Applications Magnetic Shield for Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators (ADR) Software Gaseous Nitrogen Orifice Mass Flow Calculator Change_Detection.m Ionospheric Simulation System for Satellite Observations and Global Assimilative Modeling Experiments (ISOGAME) An Extensible, User- Modifiable Framework for Planning Activities Mission Operations Center (MOC) - Precipitation Processing System (PPS) Interface Software System (MPISS) AGATE: Adversarial Game Analysis for Tactical Evaluation Materials High-Temperature, Lightweight, Self- Healing Ceramic Composites for Aircraft Engine Applications Treatment to Control Adhesion of Silicone-Based Elastomers High-Temperature Adhesives for Thermally Stable Aero-Assist Technologies Information Sciences Measurements of Ultra-Stable Oscillator (USO) Allan Deviations in Space Validation of Proposed Metrics for Two-Body Abrasion Scratch Test Analysis Standards Measuring and Estimating Normalized Contrast in Infrared Flash Thermography Mixed Linear/Square-Root Encoded Single-Slope Ramp Provides Low-Noise ADC With High Linearity for Focal Plane Arrays X-Ray Detection and Processing Models for Spacecraft Navigation and Timing RUSHMAPS: Real-time Uploadable Spherical Harmonic Moment Analysis for Particle Spectrometers Automated 3D Damaged Cavity Model Builder for Lower Surface Acreage Tile on Orbiter Powered Descent Guidance With General Thrust-Pointing Constraints Mechanics & Machinery Rock Gripper for Sampling, Mobility, Anchoring, and Manipulation Rockballer Sample Acquisition Tool Electronics & Computers Adaptive Phase Delay Generator CMOS-Compatible SOI MESFETS for Radiation-Hardened DC-to-DC Converters Silicon Heat Pipe Array Products Product of the Month: the 85521711 International Power Source (IPS) Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Hybrid Stepper Advancements Improve Medical Pump Performance Applications Gait Analysis Based on Inertial and Magnetic Sensors Products Mini Cylinder Linear Actuators Pneumatic Air Cylinders Position Sensors Motion Controllers Linear Stages Linear Scales Wheel Force Transducer Brushless Servomotors Stepper Motor Driver Casters Load Sensors Pump Components Stepper Motors Brushless DC Pump Orientation Sensor Tubing Pumps Gear Motors Fasteners Linear Rail System Motor Drivers View the discussion thread.