August 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2013 - Vol. 37 No. 8 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 Using Source Measure Units to Characterize High Power Semiconductors (Part 2) Using Source Measure Units to Characterize High-Power Semiconductors (Part 1) Water Treatment Technologies Inspire Healthy Beverages Who's Who Chuck Taylor, Principal Investigator, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Application Briefs NASA’s Next Rover Features 3D-Printed Parts Motors Power NASA’s Interactive Humanoid Tour Guide Data Management to Support Assembly and Integration of Orion Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Radial Internal Material Handling System (RIMS) for Circular Habitat Volumes Impact-Actuated Digging Tool for Lunar Excavation Conical Seat Shut- Off Valve Flexible Mechanical Conveyors for Regolith Extraction and Transport Information Sciences Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Simulator Access Control of Web- and Java-Based Applications Tool for Automated Retrieval of Generic Event Tracks (TARGET) Bilayer Protograph Codes for Half-Duplex Relay Channels Influence of Computational Drop Representation in LES of a Droplet-Laden Mixing Layer Materials Microgravity Storage Vessels and Conveying-Line Feeders for Cohesive Regolith High-Strength, Superelastic Compounds Cu-Cr-Nb-Zr Alloy for Rocket Engines and Other High-Heat- Flux Applications Manufacturing & Prototyping Additive Manufactured Propulsion System (AMPS) for Small to Micro Cubical Satellites Bismuth Passivation Technique for High-Resolution X-Ray Detectors Physical Sciences Atomic Force Microscope Mediated Chromatography Spectroscopic Determination of Trace Contaminants in High-Purity Oxygen CRUQS: A Miniature Fine Sun Sensor for Nanosatellites On-Chip Microfluidic Components for In Situ Analysis, Separation, and Detection of Amino Acids Method of Separating Oxygen From Spacecraft Cabin Air to Enable Extravehicular Activities Electronics & Computers Remote Memory Access Protocol Target Node Intellectual Property Minimal Power Latch for Single-Slope ADCs Soft Decision Analyzer Distributed Prognostics and Health Management With a Wireless Network Architecture Products Products Product of the Month: the PicoScope 5000 Series Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Real-Time Software Enables Multi-Core PCs for Industrial Automation Applications Couplings Synchronize Motion in Pipe Bending System Products Instrumentation Valves Linear Actuators Motor Controller DC Brushed Motor Drive Module Axis Calibrator Motor Cables Linear Guide Rails Integrated Motors and Drives Piston Pump Integrated Drives and Motors Gear Drives and Motors Encoder Linear Position Sensors Spring-Engaged Brakes Servo Drives Electronic Valves Dispensing Pump View the discussion thread.