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NASA Announces 2012 Inventions of the Year
Digital Picture Technology Connects Sports Teams with Fans
Flexible’ Machine Vision: Sensors, Lenses, and Software
Pixel-Scale Coated Sensors Bring Multispectral Imaging to New Users
A New American Space Age
Linear Guide Systems Streamline Aircraft Seat Assembly and Operation

Who's Who

Huy Tran, Deputy Director, Aeronautics Directorate, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Products of the Month

Frame Grabbers
Spherical Imaging System
Frame Grabbers
Imaging Objectives
EMCCD With Enhanced UV Response
Infrared Camera
3D Machine Vision Inspection
Diode Lasers
3D Machine Vision Camera
Optical Chopper/Shutter
Camera Board
Tunable Light Sources
PoE Switch
Product of the Month: the Model 3330 G-Logger
Control Platform
Inclination Sensors
Coupler Brake
Rotary Actuator
Slotless Motor
Servo Controller
Linear Motors
Position Switches
Rotary Position Sensor
Vibration Isolator
Rotary Position Sensors
Linear Servo Actuator
Cartesian Robot
AC Vector Drives
Lens Actuator
Gear Reducer

Application Briefs

Battery Pack Powers NASA Rocket Launch
Radioisotope System Keeps Mars Rover Moving
Cryogenic Turbines Aid NASA’s Morpheus Lander
Rugged IP-Based Video Surveillance System Keeps Taipei Trains Moving
Custom Drive System Helps Mercedes-Benz Reduce Draft in Convertibles
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Dual-Compartment Inflatable Suitlock
Piezoelectrically Initiated Pyrotechnic Igniter
Folding Elastic Thermal Surface — FETS
Genesis Ultrapure Water Megasonic Wafer Spin Cleaner
Modular Connector Keying Concept

Information Sciences

Software Method for Computed Tomography Cylinder Data Unwrapping, Re-slicing, and Analysis
Discrete Data Qualification System and Method Comprising Noise Series Fault Detection
Modeling the Behavior of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane within a Fuel Cell
Semi-Supervised Eigenbasis Novelty Detection
Translating MAPGEN to ASPEN for MER


Nano-Ceramic Coated Plastics
Preparation of a Bimetal Using Mechanical Alloying for Environmental or Industrial Use
Phase Change Material for Temperature Control of Imager or Sounder on GOES Type Satellites in GEO


Web Application Software for Ground Operations Planning Database (GOPDb) Management
Application Program Interface for the Orion Aerodynamics Database
Ensemble Eclipse: A Process for Prefab Development Environment for the Ensemble Project
Space Operations Learning Center (SOLC) iPhone/iPad Application
ISS Live!
Software to Compare NPP HDF5 Data Files

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Phase Change Material Thermal Power Generator
The Thermal Hogan — A Means of Surviving the Lunar Night
Micromachined Active Magnetic Regenerator for Low- Temperature Magnetic Coolers

Physical Sciences

Cloud Absorption Radiometer Autonomous Navigation System — CANS
Hyperspectral Imager-Tracker
Simple Laser Communications Terminal for Downlink From Earth Orbit at Rates Exceeding 10 Gb/s
Environmental Qualification of a Single- Crystal Silicon Mirror for Spaceflight Use
Multi-Pass Quadrupole Mass Analyzer
Lunar Sulfur Capture System
Qualification of UHF Antenna for Extreme Martian Thermal Environments
Planar Superconducting Millimeter-Wave/Terahertz Channelizing Filter
Planetary Data Systems (PDS) Imaging Node Atlas II
Automatic Calibration of an Airborne Imaging System to an Inertial Navigation Unit
Support Routines for In Situ Image Processing


The Next Generation of Cold Immersion Dry Suit Design Evolution for Hypothermia Prevention
Key Considerations for Integrating Wireless Technology in Medical Devices
Fifty Years of Small Diameter High Quality Precision Tube Technology

Electronics & Computers

Compact Radar Transceiver With Included Calibration
Software Defined Radio With Parallelized Software Architecture
Tech Exchange

Tech Needs

Viscosity Thickeners for Adhesive Polymer
New Sensations for Saline Nasal Sprays

Tech for License

Multiple-Component Fibers Strengthen Non-Woven Fabric
Microwave Energy Removes Fuel- Processing Impurities