September 1, 2015 NASA Tech Briefs - September 2015 - Vol. 39 No. 9 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 Products of Tomorrow: September 2015 Collaborative Robots Transform Traditional Assembly Who's Who Kenneth O’Connor, Coatings Engineer, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Application Briefs Computer and Displays Help Control and Maneuver Crew Transportation System CubeSat Launches With 3D-Printed Components Tech Briefs Information Sciences Ensemble Fast Block Transforms on Large Binary Datasets in the Cloud Using Hadoop Streaming Mars Science Laboratory Frame Manager SIVO-PyD: A Python Distribution for Scientific Computing Visualization Formal Validation of Model-Based Fault Management Design Solutions Development of Free Molecule Flow Equations from a Transient, Asymmetric Source iPhone App to Facilitate Airborne Radar Operations Spherical Empirical Mode Decomposition Database Design for Storing Software Entity Metadata, User Identification, and License Terms Geometry Manipulation Protocol for CFD Applications, V1.0 Materials Mechanical Carbon Materials for Aircraft Seal Applications Strong and Flexible Carbon Fiber Reinforced Phenolic Composites Hybrid Laminate Composite for Harsh Environments and High-Performance Applications Surface-Modified Nanoparticles Made From High-Molecular-Weight Carboxylic Acids NASA PS400 High-Temperature Solid Lubricant Coating Triple Orthogonal Disk Polymer Discrete Space for Cryogenic Feedline Insulation Compliant Electrode and Composite Materials for Piezoelectric Wind and Mechanical Energy Conversion Development of a Novel, Regenerable Microlith Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction via Bosch Process Machinery & Automation 3D Motor for Multi-Axis Attitude Control on SmallSats Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System James Webb Space Telescope Microshutters Subsystem Project Thermal Chamber Ground Support Equipment Automated Control Visual Environment for Remote Virtual Exploration (VERVE) v2 Optimal Alarm System Design and Implementation Mars Science Laboratory Flight Software for Autonomous Drilling Morpheus Lander Vehicle Simulation/Vehicle Flight Software Risk-Aware Mars Rover Operation Tool with Autonomous Terrain Classifier and Path Planner Sensors/Data Acquisition Position Sensor Technology for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback Detection of Gases and Vapors Present at Low Concentrations Broadband Photon-Counting Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector Micro-LIDAR for Flow Velocimetry Sensitive, Specific Molecular Detection of Single Bacteria Cells Optical Hotspot Conductive Fluid Flow Sensor Low-Cost Backup RPOD System Free-Space, Coupled, Multi- Element Detector for Deep Space Optical Communication Aerospace Robust, Optimal Subsonic Airfoil Shapes Merging and Spacing Software in the ACES Simulation Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integration into the National Airspace System Data Server for Real-Time Display Interface Aircraft Wing Flap Noise-Reducing Fins Direct Multiple Shooting Optimization with Variable Problem Parameters Constructing Composite Response Surfaces for Aircraft Communications Mars Relay CubeSat Digitally Steered Phased Antenna Array for GPS Applications Broadband Circularly Polarized Antenna Array for Mars Rover Direct-to-Earth Communications Robust, Low-Density Parity- Check Decoder Design to Mitigate Pulsed Radio Frequency Interference Products Products Product of the Month: September 2015 Photonics Tech Briefs Applications Implementing Color Machine Vision Inspection Systems Articles Using a Wide-Band Tunable Laser for Optical Filter Measurements Products Product of the Month: Combiner Block™ Quantum Cascade Laser Driver Silicon Avalanche Photodiode Module Universal Fluorescence Illumination System Machine Vision Software High-Speed Streaming Camera Digital Binoculars UV Laser Imaging Technology Articles Analyst Roundtable: Machine Vision Moves Beyond Manufacturing Applications ‘Ralph’ Camera Shows Pluto in Color Products Area-Scan Camera Area-Scan Camera CMOS Camera High-Speed Camera Infrared Camera Thermal Imaging Cameras High-Speed Camera USB 3.0 Camera USB 3.0 Camera CMOS Camera Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Choosing the Right Drive Technology Reasons for Turning to Slotless DC Motor Technology Applications Motion Solutions for Electric Expansion Valves Hamburg Airport Relies on Drive Technology to Keep Bags Moving Products Brushless Electric Motor Variable Frequency Drive Conveyor Drive Motor Brakes Stage System BLDC Motor Stepper Motor Brush DC Motors Stages Power Chuck Drive Software Brushless DC Motor Servo Motor Brakes AC Drive Rotary Assembly Unit View the discussion thread.