August 1, 2015 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2015 - Vol. 39 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 Servo Motors Help Launch Vehicles Optimize Fuel Electrical Connectors Provide Signal Integrity for Orion Motion Controller Automates Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Who's Who Walt Bruce, Convective Heating for Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters (CHIEFS) Senior Engineer and Anthony Calomino, Materials and Structures Engineer Articles Products of Tomorrow: August 2015 Connectivity in Aircraft Interior Electronic Systems Every Measurement Starts with a Trigger Using Hardware Handshaking to Reduce ATE Test Times Considerations for Choosing Temperature Measurement Devices Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Improved Detection of Kidney Stones Using S-mode Ultrasound Vector Network Analyzer Calibration for Quasi-Optical Dual Ports Measurement of the Mechanical Properties of Thin Film Polymers at Cryogenic Temperatures Estimation of Algae Growth Stage, Growth Rate, and Lipid Content Isotopic Biomarkers for Rapid Assessment of Bone Mineral Balance in Biomedical Applications Optically Modulated Miniature Magnetometer Machinery & Automation Design and Engineering of Process Plants Based on the “Lego Principle” Electrochemically Enhanced Mechanical Polishing of Optics Expendable Cooling System for Venus Lander Concept Rapid Quench Furnace for Processing Powder in an Inert Environment Field Excavator with Embedded Force Measurement Very Low Thermal Power Waste Heat Recovery System for Deep Space Missions Loop Heat Pipe with Thermal Control Valve for Variable Thermal Link Manufacturing & Prototyping Surface Densification of Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator Low-Density Flexible Ablators Solar-Powered Carbon Dioxide Conversions with Thin-Film Devices Fiber Metal Laminates Made by the VARTM Process Method to Produce Copper Nanowires for Interconnect Applications Materials Lightweight, Flexible, Energy-Manageable Polymer Nanocomposites Nanocomposites for Radiation Shielding Lightweight, High-Strength Nanocomposite Magnesium for Radiators Advanced Protective Coatings for Graphite Substrates Plasma Extraction of Oxygen from the Martian Atmosphere Application of Carbon Nanotube Hold-Off Voltage for Determining Gas Composition Information Sciences Web Application: Ground Hardware Management Tool Bird Vision System Fully Implicit Ablation and Thermal Analysis Program, Version 3 (FIAT v3) CFD Utility Software Library Mechanics & Machinery DC Transformer Wallops Flight Facility 6U Advanced CubeSat Ejector (ACE) Improved Attachment Design for Ceramic Turbine Blades Via Hybrid Concepts Powdered Copper Cryogenic Heat Exchanger Sensors/Data Acquisition Low-Cost Solar-Simulated Radiometric Calibration Source Capacitively Coupled Quantum Capacitance Detector Nanosensors for Medical Diagnosis Passive Voice-Enabled RFID Devices Products Product of the Month: August 2015 Surface Measurement Carbon Monoxide Monitors Electronic Micrometer Source Measure Unit Digital Transceiver Vector Network Analyzer Gas Monitor Moisture Analyzer Laser Micrometer Portable Analyzer Dynamic Signal Analyzer Corrosion Detection Voltage Meter Power Monitoring Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles What Engineers and Customers Need from a Motion Control System Applications The Increasing Use of Electrical Actuators in the Aerospace and Defense Industry Products Industrial Robot Air-Bearing Platform Accelerometers 3D Infrared Scanner Brushless DC Motors Rigging Kit Driver and Controller Linear Actuators Brushless Motor Diaphragm Pump Stepper Motors Servo Drives Electronic Valves Brushless Torque Motors View the discussion thread.