September 1, 2013 NASA Tech Briefs - September 2013 - Vol. 37 No. 9 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 Fault Management Modeling Improves Spacecraft Operability Solar Sail Will Demonstrate “Propellant-less Propulsion” Who's Who Garry Lyles, Chief Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL Articles Curiosity: One Year Later Mars 2020: The Next Journey Potting Compounds Offer Superior Protection for Electronic Circuits Advanced Exercise Concepts for Long-Duration Spaceflight Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Cogging Torque Analysis of a Permanent Magnet Machine in a Wind Turbine Fast, High-Precision Readout Circuit for Detector Arrays A System for Measuring the Sway of the Vehicle Assembly Building ISS Ammonia Leak Detection Through X-Ray Fluorescence Hydrometeor Size Distribution Measurements by Imaging the Attenuation of a Laser Spot Victim Simulator for Victim Detection Radar Bio-Medical FRET-Aptamer Assays for Bone Marker Assessment, C-Telopeptide, Creatinine, and Vitamin D Medicine Delivery Device With Integrated Sterilization and Detection Physical Sciences Complementary Barrier Infrared Detector (CBIRD) Contact Methods Multimode Directional Coupler for Utilization of Harmonic Frequencies From TWTAs High-Power, High-Speed Electro-Optic Pockels Cell Modulator Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors Dual-Polarization, Multi-Frequency Antenna Array for use with Hurricane Imaging Radiometer Manufacturing & Prototyping Ultrasonic Low-Friction Containment Plate for Thermal and Ultrasonic Stir Weld Processes High-Powered, Ultrasonically Assisted Thermal Stir Welding Next-Generation MKIII Lightweight HUT/Hatch Assembly Materials Centrifugal Sieve for Gravity-Level-Independent Size Segregation of Granular Materials Ion Exchange Technology Development in Support of the Urine Processor Assembly Nickel-Graphite Composite Compliant Interface and/or Hot Shoe Material Mechanics & Machinery UltraSail CubeSat Solar Sail Flight Experiment Acquisition and Retaining Granular Samples via a Rotating Coring Bit Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger Very-Low-Cost, Rugged Vacuum System Mechanism for Deploying a Long, Thin-Film Antenna From a Rover Electronics & Computers Vibration-Powered Lowpass Filter Quasi-Linear Circuit High-Speed, High-Resolution Time-to-Digital Conversion Li-Ion Battery and Supercapacitor Hybrid Design for Long Extravehicular Activities Products Product of the Month: the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Applications Using CVD Diamond to Cool Hot Devices Articles Organic Photovoltaic Technology Products UV-Visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer Touch-Operated Portable Spectrometer Hollow-Core Fiber Laser Sensors CW Laser Diode Driver Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles CAMERA TRENDS 2013: A Simpler Machine Vision Products Imaging Sensor Image Analysis Software Microscope Stage Video Kits Ruggedized Camera Surveillance Camera System Embedded Vision System X-Ray Cameras GigE Vision Cameras GigE Cameras Line Scan Cameras Video Wall Management Software Frame Grabbers Lighting Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs New Family of Tiny Crystals Glow Bright in LED Lights Fine-Tuning Emissions From Quantum Dots Applications Pet Foods Facility Anticipates Less Than Two Year Payback with LED Lighting LED Tube Lamp Brightens Auburn SuperMall With 50% Less Energy Lighting Company Retrofits Headquarters With Edge-Lit Light Guide Technology Plymouth (U.K.) City Council Switches to Solid-State Lighting Articles LEDs Go Organic: The Science behind OLED Lighting Systems Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage Drivers Products Dimmable Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamps Powerline Communication SoC for LED Lighting LED Controller and Driver LED Luminaires Digital AC/DC LED Driver Through-Hole Dot Matrix Display 8” Round High Brightness LED Module LED High Bay Research News Silicon-Based Nanoparticles Could Make LEDs Cheaper, Greener To Produce Metallurgists Use Microwaves to Create Nanocrystal Semiconductors Software Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Picking the Pattern for a Stealth Antenna Briefs Simulation and Analysis Drive Transmission Development Conjugate Thermal Analysis of a Generic LED Light Bulb Analysis of Spiral Resonator Filters Enigma Version 12 ISSM: Ice Sheet System Model Planetary Protection Bioburden Analysis Program Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) Shield Ballistic Limit Analysis Program Wing Leading Edge RCC Rapid Response Damage Prediction Tool (IMPACT2) Covariance Analysis Tool (G-CAT) for Computing Ascent, Descent, and Landing Errors Phoenix Telemetry Processor Contact Graph Routing Enhancements Developed in ION for DTN Spitzer Telemetry Processing System Advanced Strategic and Tactical Relay Request Management for the Mars Relay Operations Service Automated Loads Analysis System (ATLAS) GFEChutes Lo-Fi Integrated Main Propulsion System Performance Reconstruction Process/Models Sally Ride EarthKAM — Automated Image Geo-Referencing Using Google Earth Web Plug-In Ionospheric Specifications for SAR Interferometry (ISSI) Acoustic Emission Analysis Applet (AEAA) Software Software for Generating Troposphere Corrections for InSAR Using GPS and Weather Model Data Implementation of a Wavefront-Sensing Algorithm Advanced Multimission Operations System (ATMO) Memory-Efficient Onboard Rock Segmentation Kinect Engineering with Learning (KEWL) Automating Hyperspectral Data for Rapid Response in Volcanic Emergencies Spacecraft 3D Augmented Reality Mobile App Trade Space Specification Tool (TSST) for Rapid Mission Architecture (Version 1.2) Raster-Based Approach to Solar Pressure Modeling Space Images for NASA JPL Android Version SIM_EXPLORE: Software for Directed Exploration of Complex Systems Robot Sequencing and Visualization Program (RSVP) MPST Software: grl_pef_check Real-Time Multimission Event Notification System for Mars Relay Jettison Engineering Trajectory Tool PredGuid+A: Orion Entry Guidance Modified for Aerocapture Mobile Timekeeping Application Built on Reverse-Engineered JPL Infrastructure Advanced Query and Data Mining Capabilities for MaROS MPST Software: grl_suppdoc Planning Coverage Campaigns for Mission Design and Analysis: CLASP for DESDynl Space Place Prime Topics: View the discussion thread.