August 1, 2014 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2014 - Vol. 38 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 Application Briefs ASICs Support Orion’s Onboard Data Network Etching System Enhances NASA’s Device Fabrication Capabilities CMOS Imagers Will Help Study the Sun in SoloHI Mission Who's Who Scott Jensen, Aerospace Technologist (AST) Electronics Engineer, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi Articles Three Things You Can’t Measure if Your Oscilloscope Doesn’t Have Enough Memory Tech Briefs Physical Sciences Steady-State Thermal Test Methodology Silicon Carbide Power Processing Unit for Hall Effect Thrusters Intensity-Calibrated Hydrogen Flame Spectrum Exciting and Detecting Electromagnetic Energy in a High-Temperature Microwave Cavity Hollow aErothermal Ablation and Temperature (HEAT) Sensor for Tracking Isotherm Through TPS Material Hydrogen Measurement in a Cryogen Flow Stream Reduces Waste of Helium Noncontact DC and AC Magnetostrictive Current Sensor Method and Apparatus for Determining Propellant Mass in Microgravity by Capacitance Measurements Preparation, Planning, and Concept Demo of a Technique to Find ≈7-to-10-m Near Earth Asteroids Manufacturing & Prototyping Advanced Composite Thrust Chambers for In-Space Propulsion Integrally Woven Fiber Architecture for Composite Turbine Blades Assembly and Packaging to Mass-Produce Carbon Nanotube Vacuum Microdevices and Circuits Materials High-Efficiency, Easy-to-Manufacture Engineered Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications Refractory Open-Cell Foam Fuel Matrix for High-Efficiency Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Hydrazine Absorbent/Detoxification Pad Nanotechnology Approach to Lightweight, Multifunctional Polyethylene Composite Materials Electrostrictive Polymers Information Sciences Computer Modeling for Generation of Synthetic Radio Reflection-Transmission Tomography (RRTT) Data Designing Planning Information for Automation into PRL The OCO-2 Level 2 Retrieval Algorithm Ionospheric Slant TEC Analysis Using GNSS-Based Estimation (IonoSTAGE) Implementation of a Terrain Radiometric Correction for UAVSAR Picoradian Staring Astrometry Using a Simple Staring Telescope Missing Value Imputation in Astronomical Time-Series Data Mechanics & Machinery Swan Seal Piezoelectric Actuated Valve for Operation in Extreme Conditions A Field-Reconfigurable Manipulator for Rovers Lightweight, Flexible, Freezable Heat Pump/Radiator for EVA Suits Cryogenic Balloon End Fitting Seal Electronics & Computers COVE: A CubeSat Payload Processor Dynamic Range Enhancement of High-Speed Data Acquisition Systems HALT Technique to Predict the Reliability of Solder Joints in a Shorter Duration GaN Schottky Diode-Based Frequency Multiplier Products Linear Motor Stages Optical Encoders Product of the Month: August 2014 Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Compact Active Vibration Control System Deep Throttling Turbopump Analyzing Rollover Stability of Capsules With Airbags Using LS-Dyna Test Fixture for Isolation of Vibration Shaker from G-Loading Rotary Series Elastic Actuator Articles Redundant Sensors Improve Precision and Reliability Applications Motion Control System Gives Farmers a Hands-Free Approach in Vehicles Products 3D Printer Bearing Filament Bearings Gearbox Inclinometer Guide Wheel Accelerometers Brushed DC Motors Rotary Actuators Bellows Seal Machine Programming Software Motor Control Chips Gearmotors Encoders Motor Drive Controllers Stepper Motors Motor Controller Servo Terminal Shaft Coupling Slotted Motors Industrial Amplifier Current Sensors Rotation Stage Optical Encoders Gearmotor Position Sensors Part Gripper Encoder System Machine Automation Controller Lighting Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Gallium Nitride Nanowire Tips Function as LEDs New Technique Makes LEDs Brighter, More Resilient Applications Lighting Design Firm Wins Award for Innovative Theater Illumination Dynamic Lighting Control Saves Energy, Reinforces Energetic Atmosphere LED Drives Savings in Manufacturing & Distribution Lighting Articles Heat Pipe Solutions for LED Devices LED Phosphor Application Products Tetrapod Quantum Dot Samples LED Light Engines SOLA II LED Based Light Engines LED Circuits Research News Light-Emitting Properties of Quantum Dots Can Help Harvest Sunlight NIST Studies Why Quantum Dots Suffer from ‘Fluorescence Intermittency’ Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells Researchers Determine LEDs Are Safe for Skin View the discussion thread.