March 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - March 2013 - Vol. 37 No. 3 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 3D Printing: A New Mindset in Product Design Software Programs Derive Measurements from Photographs Who's Who Bob Reisse, ALHAT Project Manager, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. Application Briefs Bearing Keeps Spectrometer Stable in Telescope NASA Uses GPUs to Build More Vivid Flight Simulators Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Apparatus for Pumping a Fluid Sandwich Core Heat-Pipe Radiator for Power and Propulsion Systems Information Sciences Display Provides Pilots with Real-Time Sonic-Boom Information Vectorized Rebinning Algorithm for Fast Data Down-Sampling Onboard Algorithms for Data Prioritization and Summarization of Aerial Imagery Remote Data Exploration with the Interactive Data Language (IDL) Mixture-Tuned, Clutter Matched Filter for Remote Detection of Subpixel Spectral Signals SequenceL: Automated Parallel Algorithms Derived from CSP-NT Computational Laws Determining Temperature Differential to Prevent Hardware Cross- Contamination in a Vacuum Chamber Materials Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable, –80 ºC Phase Change Materials Soft-Bake Purification of SWCNTs Produced by Pulsed Laser Vaporization Improved Wide Operating Temperature Range of Li-Ion Cells Software Monitoring and Acquisition Realtime System (MARS) Remote Data Access with IDL Integrated Lunar Information Architecture for Decision Support Version 3.0 (ILIADS 3.0) Relay Forward-Link File Management Services (MaROS Phase 2) Two Mechanisms to Avoid Control Conflicts Resulting from Uncoordinated Intent XTCE GOVSAT Tool Suite 1.0 Manufacturing & Prototyping Castable Amorphous Metal Mirrors and Mirror Assemblies Physical Sciences Data Compression Algorithm Architecture for Large Depth-of- Field Particle Image Velocimeters Bio-Medical Improved Cell Culture Method for Growing Contracting Skeletal Muscle Models Hand-Based Biometric Analysis The Next Generation of Cold Immersion Dry Suit Design Evolution for Hypothermia Prevention Electronics & Computers Micro-Textured Black Silicon Wick for Silicon Heat Pipe Array Analog Signal Correlating Using an Analog-Based Signal Conditioning Front End Robust Multivariable Optimization and Performance Simulation for ASIC Design Products Products Product of the Month: Autodesk Fusion 360 Cloud-Based 3D CAD Modeling Software Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System High-Throughput Spectrometers Raman Spectral Surface Mapping Laser Power/Energy Meter Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Partitioned-Interval Quantum Optical Communications Receiver Cobra Fiber-Optic Positioner Upgrade Practical UAV Optical Sensor Bench With Minimal Adjustability Applications Solar Powered UAVs Articles Optical Thin Films on Complex Substrate Geometries Products 633nm Red Lasers CMOS Sensor Tactical Fiber Optic Connectors IX3 Breadboard and Filter Wheel Assembly 2MP Night Vision IP Camera Laser Cutting Machine Photodiode Modules Laser Shutters Krypton Light Source Femtosecond Laser Laser Light Source Controller High Power Optical Fibers Dual-Band Raman Analyzer Deep Cooled Vacuum-Based 6mp CCD Imaging Technology Articles Building an Immersive Training Platform for Infantry Soldiers Modular Software & Metallography: Automating the Analysis Process Applications Controller Boards Bring 12-Monitor Video Wall to the Track Products Machine Vision Software High-Resolution Camera 3D Lens High-Resolution Cameras Machine Vision System Infrared Imaging USB 3.0 Camera Zoom Lens Lighting Technology Briefs Spectrally Tunable Lighting Source Enables Color Rendering Evaluation New MicroLEDs Achieve Ultra-High Light Intensity Chips That Can Steer Light Applications JetBlue Airways Hangar and Training Center Get New High Output CFL Lamps Marriott Headquarters Implements Campus-Wide Lighting Upgrade LED Landing Light Is Impervious to Shock and Vibration Articles Designing LED Lighting for Commercial Applications Efficient Thermal Simulation for Advanced LED Designs Products Top View LEDs LED-Driver Reference Designs LED Chains RGB Pixel Control Lighting LED Drivers with Triac Dimming LED Power Supplies 375W Constant Current Power Supply 1.5A DC/DC Buck Converter Flickerless LED Drivers Continuous-Dimming LED Drivers LED Planar Modules Epoxy Based UV Curable System Constant Current Regulators Step-Dimming Module Research News Scientists Invent New Material for Warm-White LEDs Researchers Identify Links Between Visibility and Safety From Roadway Lighting View the discussion thread.