May 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - May 2013 - Vol. 37 No. 5 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 NASA Uses Video Processing Platform to Study Hurricanes and Wildfires Surface Temperature Mapping System Measures Laser-Heated Targets Who's Who Rob Mueller, Lead Senior Technologist, Kennedy Space Center, FL Articles Turbomachinery Solutions for Green and Renewable Energy Space-Inspired Trailers Encourage Exploration on Earth Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Signals Measure Neuronal Activity in the Cortex Physical Sciences ESD Test Apparatus for Soldering Irons Pneumatic Proboscis Heat-Flow Probe FPGA-Based X-Ray Detection and Measurement for an X-Ray Polarimeter Method to Measure Total Noise Temperature of a Wireless Receiver During Operation New Class of Flow Batteries for Terrestrial and Aerospace Energy Storage Applications Reliability of CCGA 1152 and CCGA 1272 Interconnect Packages for Extreme Thermal Environments Using a Blender to Assess the Microbial Density of Encapsulated Organisms Manufacturing & Prototyping Advanced Materials and Fabrication Techniques for the Orion Attitude Control Motor Silicon/Carbon Nanotube Photocathode for Splitting Water Software Test Waveform Applications for JPL STRS Operating Environment Sasquatch Footprint Tool Galactic Cosmic Ray Event- Based Risk Model (GERM) Code Multi-User Space Link Extension (SLE) System Materials Self-Healing Nanocomposites for Reusable Composite Cryotanks Ceramic Adhesive and Methods for On-Orbit Repair of Re-Entry Vehicles Aerogel-Based Multilayer Insulation With Micrometeoroid Protection Pt-Ni and Pt-Co Catalyst Synthesis Route for Fuel Cell Applications Multi-scale CNT-Based Reinforcing Polymer Matrix Composites for Lightweight Structures Manufacturing of Nanocomposite Carbon Fibers and Composite Cylinders Information Sciences Sequential Probability Ratio Test for Spacecraft Collision Avoidance Maneuver Decisions Cursor Control Device Test Battery Control Software for Piezo Stepping Actuators Optimization of Turbine Blade Dovetail Geometry Mixed Integer Programming and Heuristic Scheduling for Space Communication Video Altimeter and Obstruction Detector for an Aircraft Mechanics & Machinery Optimized Radiator Geometries for Hot Lunar Thermal Environments A Mission Concept: Re-Entry Hopper-Aero-Space-Craft System on-Mars (REARM-Mars) Electronics & Computers Flight Hardware Packaging Design for Stringent EMC Radiated Emission Requirements An Offload NIC for NASA, NLR, and Grid Computing RF Reference Switch for Spaceflight Radiometer Calibration Products Product of the Month: BodyCom™ Technology Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Applications Calibration of 2D Cameras for 3D Inspection Articles Fiber Delivery of Lasers in Bioinstrumentation Products High Performance Laser Systems Compact Laser Modules Turnkey Laser Systems 2013 Infrared Handbook Solar Blind Filters Temperature Characteristics-Free Etalon Filter Color Filter Stacks UV Hybrid Fiber Laser Laser Diode Modules High-Current DC Interference Filter Xenon-Ruby Lenses Digital Camera Hyperspectral CMOS Camera High-Resolution Infrared Cameras MEMS Emitter 638nm Fiber-Coupled Tailored Bar Modules Lighting Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs New Technique Could Improve Optical Devices DNA and Quantum Dots – All That Glitters is Not Gold Applications Students Drive Effort To Introduce “Smart Lighting” on Rensselaer Campus LEDs Allow Home Lighting System Control Using Smartphone or Tablet Articles Energy Harvesting Wireless Lighting Control Systems Ensuring Fixture Compatibility for LEDs Driving The Future of LCD Backlighting Products LED Area Lamp 1.27mm Pitch Single Row Connector LED Driver LED Ring Lights Research News Scientists Mimic Fireflies to Make Brighter LEDs Scientists Fit Light-Emitting Bioprobe in a Single Cell View the discussion thread.