November 1, 2015 NASA Tech Briefs - November 2015 - Vol. 39 No. 11 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 Computers Record and Maintain Video and Data on Space Station Steel Chassis Lets Space Vehicles Traverse Grueling Terrain Highway Sensor Deployment Gives Valuable Data to ‘Connected’ Drivers Who's Who Al Bowers, Chief Scientist, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA Articles Products of Tomorrow: November 2015 2015 Create the Future Design Contest 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Grand Prize Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Aerospace & Defense Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Automotive & Transportation Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Electronics Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Machinery/Automation/Robotics Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Consumer Products Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner 2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Sustainable Technologies Category Winner Thermally Conductive Adhesives Bring Specialized Solutions to Complex Design Challenges LED Lighting Enables Better Sleep and Wake Cycles Imaging Sensor Eliminates Extraneous Light Authentication by Heart: Radar's New Role in Biometrics Finding the Right Custom Magnetic Sensor For Your Application Tech Briefs Physical Sciences An Alternative Molecular Sexing Method for the Florida Scrub-jay Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Science Simulator Digital Elevation Model Maker (DEMmaker) Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) Images of Change for iPad Characteristics of the Spliced Kennedy Space Center Doppler Radar Wind Profiler Database Machinery & Automation Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle Flight Using Optical Flow and Inertial Cues Universal Robotically Operated Leave-Behind Gripper DshellCommon Simulation Framework Neutrally Buoyant Tank Inspection and Cleaning Robot Visualization and Introspection for Teleoperation of Robotic Systems Robotic Exoskeleton (EXO) Materials Using Paraffin Phase Change Material to Make Optical Communication-Type Payloads Thermally Self-Sufficient for Operation in Orion Crew Module Aerogel-Filled Foam Core Insulation for Cryogenic Propellant Storage Multifunctional B/C Fiber Composites for Radiation Shielding Smart MMOD Thermal Blanket Using Black Polyimide/Kevlar as a Metering Structure Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Information Sciences Discovery Through Eigenbasis Modeling of Uninteresting Data Obstacle Avoidance Methods Bar Code Scanner to Supplement Property Inventory Process Semantic Language and Tools for Reporting Human Factors Incidents Control Software for Integrated CW Radar Module Furuno Radar/SureTrak Interface Software An Empirical Metric of Individual Datapoint Utility Given Ample Metadata as Applied to the OCO-2 Flight System Gravitational Compensation Onboard a Comsat Open Scheduling and Planning Interface for Exploration (Open SPIFe) AMMOS-PDS Pipeline Service (APPS) — Label Design Tool (LDT) Activity Model Problem Translator Ontological System for Context Artifacts and Resources (OSCAR) SPSCGR Retools: Restriping Tools for Lustre Method and Program Code for Improving Machine Efficiency in the Computation of Nearly-Singular Integrals Electronics & Computers Fault Recovery for Multi-Phase Power Converters Isolated Bidirectional DC Converters for Distributed Battery Energy Applications Device Accommodating Volume Expansion and Contraction for Water-Ice Phase Change Material Heat Sinks High-Power, Solid-State Power Amplifier System H2O/NaCl-Based Radio Frequency Power Load Sensors/Data Acquisition Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR) ATMS Antenna Beam Analysis Software LabNotes Mobile App for Instrument Control and Data Collection GRAVITE Incinerator GRAVITE Distribution GRAVITE Planner GRAVITE Upload Tool SMAP SDS Science Processing and Data Management System Hyperlinked Overview of Piloted Evaluations (HOPE) Web- Based Data Archive GRAVITE Database GRAVITE Monitor Signal Processing for High-Temperature Health Monitoring of Condensed Water Height in Steam Pipes Satellite Situation Update Non-Intrusive, On-Line, Simultaneous Multi-Species Impurity Monitor for Hydrogen Gas X1 Human Interface Detection System (HIDS) Spacesuit Glove Cut/Damage Warning System GRAVITE Pull Server Aerospace Shuttle Orbiter Entry Aero Reconstruction Tool C++ Aerospace Vehicle Modeling Software Autonomous Quadrotor Safety System Spot and Runway Departure Advisor (SARDA) Two-Phase Airborne Security Search Blended Cutout Flap for Reduction of Jet-Flap Interaction Noise Products Product of the Month: November 2015 Ice Sensors Automotive Sensors Vehicle Attitude Sensors Touch Sensors Ceramic Sensor Elements Biosensors IoT Platform Magnetic Reed Sensors Detection Sensors Photoelectric Sensors Voltage Sensors Motion Sensors Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Optical Alignment of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Spacecraft Low-Excess-Noise, High-Gain Avalanche Photodiodes A Novel Approach to Liquid-Level Sensing Using Fiber Bragg Grating Technology (CryoFOSS) Radiation Design of Ion Mass Spectrometer for Europa Algorithm for Determining Solar Aspect from Images Generated by the HEROES Mission Semiconductor Quantum Cascade Lasers Fabricated Without Epitaxial Regrowth Multi-Gb/s Fiberoptic Bus for Spacecraft MEMS Glow Discharge Plasma Electron and Ion Source Conformal Nanotube Baffle for a Compact Coronagraph Fabrication of Ion Optics Using Additive Manufacturing A 16-Beam, Non-Scanning, Swath-Mapping Laser Altimeter Instrument Applications How Quantum Dots and Ultra HD Are Changing the Way TV Displays Are Made Articles Using Radiation-Hardened Optoelectronic Devices Products Product of the Month: Multi-Functional Goniometer Laser Power/Energy Meter Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras Ultra-Stable Light Sources Green Pulsed Lasers View the discussion thread.