April 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - April 2013 - Vol. 37 No. 4 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 A New Era in Automotive Design Requires a New Era in Simulation Tools SAE World Congress Preview “Achieving Efficiency” High-Pressure Systems Suppress Fires in Seconds Who's Who Dr. Andrew Watson, Senior Scientist for Vision Research, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Application Briefs Satellite Sensors Produce Aerial Images of Hurricane Sandy Video Wall Displays High-Resolution Images from JPL Rovers Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Lexan Linear Shaped Charge Holder With Magnets and Backing Plate Robotic Ankle for Omnidirectional Rock Anchors Waterless Clothes-Cleaning Machine An Active Heater Control Concept to Meet IXO Type Mirror Module Thermal-Structural Distortion Requirement Wind, Wave, and Tidal Energy Without Power Conditioning Integrated Electrical Wire Insulation Repair System Information Sciences Advanced Dispersed Fringe Sensing Algorithm for Coarse Phasing Segmented Mirror Telescopes Neural Network Back-Propagation Algorithm for Sensing Hypergols Certification-Based Process Analysis Surface Navigation Using Optimized Waypoints and Particle Swarm Optimization Smart-Divert Powered Descent Guidance to Avoid the Backshell Landing Dispersion Ellipse Adaptive Sampling of Spatiotemporal Phenomena With Optimization Criteria Estimating Foreign-Object- Debris Density From Photogrammetry Data Building a 2.5D Digital Elevation Model From 2D Imagery On a Formal Tool for Reasoning About Flight Software Cost Analysis Materials Regenerable Sorbent for CO2 Removal Li-Ion Electrolytes With Improved Safety and Tolerance to High-Voltage Systems Composite Aerogel Multifoil Protective Shielding Polymer-Reinforced, Non-Brittle, Lightweight Cryogenic Insulation Sprayable Aerogel Bead Compositions With High Shear Flow Resistance and High Thermal Insulation Value Controlled, Site-Specific Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes With Diazonium Salts A Nanostructured Composites Thermal Switch Controls Internal and External Short Circuit in Lithium Ion Batteries Software Change-Based Satellite Monitoring Using Broad Coverage and Targetable Sensing Eyes on the Earth 3D Target Trailing With Safe Navigation for Maritime Autonomous Surface Vehicles Adams-Based Rover Terramechanics and Mobility Simulator — ARTEMIS ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor Uplink Summary Generator (ULSGEN) Version 1.0 Robotics On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) Software Engineering Tools for Scientific Models Automatic Data Filter Customization Using a Genetic Algorithm Tracker Toolkit Towards Efficient Scientific Data Management Using Cloud Storage Manufacturing & Prototyping Circularly Polarized Microwave Antenna Element With Very Low Off-Axis Cross-Polarization Flash Cracking Reactor for Waste Plastic Processing Ultra-Low Heat- Leak, High- Temperature Superconducting Current Leads for Space Applications Physical Sciences Fully Integrated, Miniature, High-Frequency Flow Probe Utilizing MEMS Leadless SOI Technology LVGEMS Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry on Satellites Surface Inspection Tool for Optical Detection of Surface Defects Per-Pixel, Dual-Counter Scheme for Optical Communications Spacecraft Crew Cabin Condensation Control Bio-Medical Nanoscale Surface Plasmonics Sensor With Nanofluidic Control Bulk Moisture and Salinity Sensor Electronics & Computers Compute Element and Interface Box for the Hazard Detection System An Automated Safeto- Mate (ASTM) Tester Wireless Chalcogenide Nanoionic-Based Radio- Frequency Switch DOT Transmit Module Products Products Product of the Month: PEM® SpotFast® Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Robotic Accuracy Improves Aerospace Manufacturing Applications Linear Stage Brings Speed and Precision to Semiconductor Inspection Products Rotary Stroke Bearings Linear Rails Motion Program Software Linear Actuators Vibration Measurement Servo Drives Controller Linear Actuators Motion Module Motor Controls Speed Reducers Linear Drives Dual-Axis Inclinometers Slotless Motors Leveling Mounts Positioning Controller Incremental Encoders Vacuum Cups Permanent Magnet Motors Servo Drives Motion Tracking System Miniature Slide Guides Five-Axis Vise Drives Magnetic Gyro View the discussion thread.