January 1, 2014 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2014 - Vol. 38 No. 1 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 Testing Today’s Most Complex Consumer Device: The Ubiquitous Smartphone Camera Systems Rapidly Scan Large Structures Who's Who David Wing, Air Traffic Management Researcher, Langley Research Center, Hampton VA Application Briefs Prototype Recovers Lost-At-Sea Images Positioning System Will Keep Test Range on Target Actuator Meets NASA Requirements for Asteroid Sample Return Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU) Vertical Cylinder Habitat Brushless Motors for In-Tank Fuel Pumps Origami-Inspired Folding of Thick, Rigid Panels Information Sciences GPU Lossless Hyperspectral Data Compression System Calculation of Operations Efficiency Factors for Mars Surface Missions Fuzzy Neuron: Method and Hardware Realization Frequency-Modulated, Continuous-Wave Laser Ranging Using Photon-Counting Detectors Robust, Optimal Subsonic Airfoil Shapes Temperature Dependences of Mechanisms Responsible for the Water-Vapor Continuum Absorption Kalman Filter Input Processor for Boresight Calibration Organizing Compression of Hyperspectral Imagery to Allow Efficient Parallel Decompression Protograph-Based Raptor-Like Codes Software Software Suite to Support In-Flight Characterization of Remote Sensing Systems Spacecraft Trajectory Analysis and Mission Planning Simulation (STAMPS) Software Cross Support Transfer Service (CSTS) Framework Library Mars Science Laboratory Second-Chance Flight Software Arbitrary Shape Deformation in CFD Design Range Safety Flight Elevation Limit Calculation Software Manufacturing & Prototyping Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Components for Spacecraft Applications Physical Sciences Integrity Sensing With Smart Polymers and Rubber Components on Vehicles Blade Tip Clearance Sensors for Engine Health Monitoring Multi-Source Autonomous Response for Targeting and Monitoring of Volcanic Activity Deployable Fresnel Rings Array Design Considerations for the Solar Probe Plus Transition-Edge Hot-Electron Microbolometers for Millimeter and Submillimeter Astrophysics Bio-Medical Visual Image Sensor Organ Replacement A Novel Protocol for Decoating and Permeabilizing Bacterial Spores for Epifluorescent Microscopy Method and Apparatus for Automated Isolation of Nucleic Acids from Small Cell Samples Enabling Microliquid Chromatography by Microbead Packing of Microchannels On-Command Force and Torque Impeding Devices (OC-FTID) Using ERF Electronics & Computers Ultra-Wideband, Dual-Polarized, Beam- Steering P-Band Array Antenna Centering a DDR Strobe in the Middle of a Data Packet Submerged AUV Charging Station Using a Commercial Ethernet PHY Device in a Radiation Environment Products Products Product of the Month: The RVG200 Videographic Data Recorder Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs V-Assembly Dual-Head Efficiency Resonator (VADER) Laser Transmitter Twin Head Efficient Oscillator Development for the ACE Multi- Beam Lidar and 3D-Winds Planetary Polarization Nephelometer GaSb-Based Diode Lasers for Remote Detection of Carbon Dioxide Optical Tunable-Based Transmitter for Multiple High-Frequency Bands A High-Repetition-Rate Seeded Optical Fiber Amplifier (SOFiA) for the LIST Mission and Next-Generation Satellite Laser Ranging Applications Silicon vs. Gallium Arsenide Which Photovoltaic Material Performs Best Articles Photonic Laser Thrusters for Spacecraft Maneuvering Products Motorized Zoom Lens Galvanometer-Based Optical Scanner Handheld Raman Spectrometer 2.8 MP USB 3.0 Scientific Imaging Camera Dual-Band Photodetector Portable Spectrometer Photothermal Excitation For Atomic Force Microscopy DOP Meter 120mW Laser Diode View the discussion thread.