April 1, 2014 NASA Tech Briefs - April 2014 - Vol. 38 No. 4 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 Technologies Mortar Dispenser Enables Efficient Wall Construction One-Way Power System Produces Constant Torque Application Briefs Thrusters Support Communications Satellite Launch Spectrometer Gratings Enable Mars Sample Analysis Oxygen Containers Transport Tank Assembly to ISS Who's Who Kenneth Dudley, Senior Researcher, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Articles SAE 2014 World Congress Preview Steering Toward the Future Harnessing the Power of NASA Technology Tech Briefs Physical Sciences Laser Spider Web Sensor Used With Portable Handheld Devices Life-Detecting Radar High-Energy Lithium Flow Cells With Sulfur Cathodes for Transportation Applications Physical Causes of Extremely Low Geomagnetic Activity Green PCB Removal From Sediment Systems (GPRSS) Internalization of Non-Spherical Particles System for Observing Dynamic Atmospheric Phenomena Covariance Analysis of Astrometric Alignment Estimation Architectures for Precision Dual-Spacecraft Formation Flying Automated Purgatoid Identification Interplanetary CubeSats Manufacturing & Prototyping Self-Aligning Lug for Adapting Carbon Fiber Rods to a Bolted Metallic Connection Growth Method for Chalcongenide Phase-Change Nanostructures Software Weekly Status Reporting & Approval Application Revision 2 CoolSPICE: SPICE Simulator for Cryogenic Electronics Telescience Resource Kit, Release 3 Software Tools for Fault Management Technologies Materials Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes Into Polymer Matrices to Produce Unique Properties Carbon Nanotube Growth Density Control Pulsed Plasma Lubricator (PPL) Technology for the In Situ Replenishment of Dry Lubricants in Extreme Environments Long-Life, Hydrophilic, Antimicrobial Coating for Condensing Heat Exchangers Opposed Pad Gecko Adhesive Gripper for On-Off Omnidirectional Anchoring/Gripping in Orbit Complex Geometry Multi-Use Coatings for Abrasion Prevention, Wear Resistance, and Lunar Dust Removal Information Sciences Adaptive Periodic-Correlation Algorithm for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing Atmospheric Turbulence Modeling for Aero Vehicles Autonomic Quiescence Optimization of OT-MACH Filter Generation for Target Recognition A Decision Support Tool to Assess Upper-Level Winds for Space Launch Change Detection in Orbital Images Using Relative Landmark Graphs Heavy-Alkane Oxidation Kinetic-Mechanism Reduction Mechanics & Machinery Smart Core-Bit Probe (SCOPe) Electrically Conductive, Failure-Resistant Tethers ATHLETE Low-Gravity Testbed Acoustic Mechanical Feedthroughs for Producing Work Across a Structure Porous Media Jacket for Use in Regeneratively Cooled Rocket Engines Electronics & Computers Dual-Channel Electromechanical Shutter Driver (ESD) Sub-Nanosecond, Compact, Low-Power Time-Interval Measurement Improvised Diagnostic Strategy for High-Side Switch Power Stage Sensors/Data Acquisition In Situ Health Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors Wireless Sensor Node for Autonomous Monitoring and Alerts in Remote Environments Capacitive Humidity Sensors Using Highly Durable Polyimide Membrane Products Product of the Month: The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-Material 3D Printer CMOS Camera Embedded Video Interface USB 3.0 Cameras Scientific CMOS Camera 3D Inspection Scanner Infrared Camera Core High-Speed Cameras Camera Gauge System High-Speed Imaging System CMOS Image Sensor Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Designing a Multi-Segmented Robot for Hull Climbing Applications Embedded Servo Drive Boosts Speed of Packaging Lines Products Linear Motion Platform Bearings and Wear Rings Wireless Coupling Devices Automated Laser Scanner Pneumatic Torque Wrenches Linear Encoder Positioning System Drive Rack Integrated Motors Force Control Software Speed Reducers Drive-Motor Systems Hydraulic Cylinder Electric Cylinders Shaft Collars AC Drives Automation Software Glass-Handling Robots View the discussion thread.