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Industry Roundtable: Analysis & Simulation Software 2013
Elemental Scanning Devices Authenticate Works of Art
3D Visualization Technologies: Seeing a World of Opportunity
Precision Electronics and Laser Optics Expand Thermal Applications
Optimizing Closed-Loop Control in Hydraulic Motion
Speed2Design: A Chance of a Lifetime

Who's Who

Jim Lux, Task Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Products of the Month

Product of the Month: the GEN3i Portable Data Recorder
Thermal Night Vision Systems
Infrared Imaging Camera Engines
Dual Inverted Selective Plane Illumination Microscope
Vote for NASA Tech Briefs’ 19th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Multi-Touch Displays
High-Speed Camera
Frame Grabbers
Vision System
Thermal Cameras
Camera Software
Thermal Imaging System
Wireless Surveillance Camera
Machine Vision Camera
USB-TO-SPI Bridge Chip
Universal Emulation Configurator
Mid-Range Oscilloscope

Application Briefs

Cryogenic Supply System Protects Crews from Hazardous Gases
NASA Selects “Game-Changing” Thermal Management Concept
Air-Data System Detects Aircraft Icing
Ophthalmology Imaging: The Importance of Color Reproduction
Tech Briefs

Mechanics & Machinery

Temperature Considerations When Specifying LVDT Linear Position Sensors
Electric Machine With Boosted Inductance to Stabilize Current Control
Positive-Buoyancy Rover for Under Ice Mobility
International Space Station- Based Electromagnetic Launcher for Space Science Payloads

Information Sciences

Data Quality Screening Service


Scatter-Reducing Sounding Filtration Using a Genetic Algorithm and Mean Monthly Standard Deviation
CFD Extraction Tool for TecPlot From DPLR Solutions
RECOVIR Software for Identifying Viruses
Enhanced Contact Graph Routing (ECGR) MACHETE Simulation Model
Orbital Debris Engineering Model (ORDEM) v.3

Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hermetic Seal Designs for Sample Return Sample Tubes
Thermo-Mechanical Methodology for Stabilizing Shape Memory Alloy Response
Silicon Alignment Pins: An Easy Way To Realize a Wafer-to-Wafer Alignment
Advanced Hybrid Spacesuit Concept Featuring Integrated Open Loop and Closed Loop Ventilation Systems


On-Command Force and Torque Impeding Devices (OC-FTID) Using ERF
Aluminum Anodizing Technology for Reusable Medical Equipment
The FDA’s UDI Rule is Final: What’s Next?

Electronics & Computers

Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector With Selective Polarization Coupling
Flexible Microstrip Circuits for Superconducting Electronics
High-Temperature, Distributed Control Using Custom CMOS ASICs
Use of Highly Integrated Components in the Design of Small Gasoline Engine Controllers
Tech Exchange