October 1, 2015 NASA Tech Briefs - October 2015 - Vol. 39 No. 10 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 Custom System Rides the Rails at NASA Radar Range Encoders Ensure Position Accuracy of Linear-Torsion Tester Who's Who Kenneth O’Connor, Coatings Engineer, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Articles Products of Tomorrow: October 2015 Modern CMOS Cameras as Replacements for CCD Cameras Tech Briefs Test & Measurement Live-Cell Microscopy and Traction Force Measurements with Simulated Microgravity “Clinochip” Comparison of Three Methods for Measuring Distortion in Optical Windows Measurement of O-phthalaldehyde (OPA) Improved Combustion Products Monitor for the ISS Decomposition Technique for Remaining Useful Life Prediction Strain Gage for Highly Elastic, Low-Modulus Materials Bio-Medical Polymerase Chain Reaction Preparation Kit and Self-Enclosed, Pipette-Free DNA/RNA Isolation Device Hydrostatic Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Chamber Reagent and Method of Using a Microfluidic Cytometer for Leukocyte Differential Count Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) Flight Software Wet Waste Drying Bag Combinatorial Multidomain Mesoporous Chips for Fractionation of Biomolecules Manufacturing & Prototyping Method for Decreasing Additive Manufacturing Build Times Using Arrays of Multiple Deposition Heads Electropolishing in Pneumatics and Hydraulics Information Sciences Software Framework for Control and Observation in Distributed Environments (CODE) Simple RunTime eXecutive (SRTX) v-Anomica: A Fast Support Vector-Based Novelty Detection Technique Self-Stabilizing Distributed Clock Synchronization Protocol for Arbitrary Digraphs Precision Navigation Strategies for Primitive Solar-System-Body Sample Return Missions Orbit Determination Toolbox 2012a (v5.0) Design and Construction of Protograph-Based LDPC Codes Spitzer Integrated Resource Planning and Scheduling System (SIRPASS) Tracking a Scene on Earth from Space Using the Adaptive Cross-Correlation Algorithm Automated Scheduling of Personnel to Staff Operations for the Mars Science Laboratory Area Coverage Path Planning Using Divided Grid-Graphs Shape Sensing Using Multicore Fiber Optic Cable and Parametric Curve Solutions Encoders and Decoders for the AR4JA LDPC Codes Explicitly Filtered Large Eddy Simulation for Prediction of a Conserved Scalar Dictionary Management System National Vulnerability Database (NVD) Query Tool Mechanics & Machinery Habitat Water Wall for Water, Solids, and Atmosphere Recycle and Reuse Novel Feedthrough for Instrumentation Lead Wires Pneumatic Conveying of Lunar Regolith Simulant Low-Cost, Portable Platform for Mounting Multiple Antennas for Automatic UAV Tracking Electronics & Computers NUMIT2.0 Reusable Integrated Instrument Control and Computing Platform Compact, Two-Stage, 120-W GaN High-Power Amplifier for SweepSAR Radar Systems Eliminating Wires in Making Electrical Connections to a Stack of Electron and Ion Optical Components Graphene Composite Materials for Supercapacitor Electrodes Integrated, Radiation-Hardened Radio Frequency Digitizer and Signal Processing Electronics Photonics/Optics Understanding Lens Design Limitations Megahertz-Rate Molecular Tagging Velocimetry Products Product of the Month: October 2015 Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Imitative Robotic Control: The Puppet Master Applications Service Robots Use Flat Motors to Provide Reliable, Safe Motion Products Piezo Drive Linear Stage Position and Angle Measurement Linear Guide System Linear Encoder Rotary Encoders PWM Servo Drives Brushless DC Motors Drives Topics: View the discussion thread.