December 1, 2015 NASA Tech Briefs - December 2015 - Vol. 39 No. 12 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: December 2015 Multiphysics Software Models Mean Flow Augmented Acoustics in Rocket Systems Top Prizes Awarded in the Create the Future Design Contest Supercritical Wing Design Cuts Billions in Fuel Costs Vote for Tech Briefs' 21st Annual Readers' Choice Awards Who's Who Dr. Santo A. Padula, Materials Research Engineer, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH Application Briefs NASA Turns to 3D Metal Printing for SLS Propulsion Program NASA Leverages Analytical Modeling to Improve Astronaut Mission Readiness Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Use of Eccentric Bushings to Precision-Locate Multiple Parts on a Large Mating Structure Effective Packing of Large Panels via Scrolling and Origami Folding Six-Degree-of-Freedom Control With Only Eight Thrusters Precise Direct Control of Pressure or Vacuum Using a Digitally Controlled Actuator Irreversible Entropy Production Rate in High-Pressure Turbulent Reactive Flows Piezoelectric Actuator for a 2-inch Isolation Cryogenic Valve Torque Plug Actuator Design for Sample Return Sample Tubes Information Sciences Automated Generation of Failure Modes and Effects Document from a Simple SysML Model Space Network Access System (SNAS) Educational Software for OctaSat Nanosatellite Training Kit NASA App Program to Categorize and Count Observations Performed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Anomaly Detection in Large Sets of High-Dimensional Symbol Sequences (sequenceMiner) Time-Scaled Activity Diagram Simulator General-Use Nodal Network Solver (GUNNS) Modularized SIR-to-NetCDF Conversion Command-Line Tool Manufacturing & Prototyping Stable, Flat Packaging Concepts for Large Detector Arrays Dual-Polarized W-Band Metal Patch Antenna Element for Phased Array Applications High-Temperature Superconducting Bolometric Devices on Amorphous Silicon Nitride Membranes Uniformly Etched Lateral Gratings Applied to Pre-existing Ridge Waveguides High-Precision Thin Film Metal Liftoff Technique Process for 3D Printer Filament Fabrication Bio-Medical Universal Cell-Directed Nanotheranostics Fluid Preservation System (FPS) Using Electromagnetic Time-Variance Magnetic Fields to Generate and Re-Grow Cartilage Computer-Aided Design Tools to Support Human Factors Design Teams Advanced-Capabilities Medical Suction Device Use of Osteoclast-Inhibiting Compounds to Prevent Radiation-Induced Bone Loss Electronics & Computers EADIN Lite Communication Network Iris DSN-Compatible, CubeSat-Compatible Transponder Cockpit Avionics Upgrade Display Atlas, Generic Display Software, and Electronic Procedure System Multi-Frequency, THz Quantum Cascade Laser Source Avionics/Electronics Box Rail Mount System Semiconductor Nanomembrane-Based Flight Sensors and Arrays Dual I²C and SPI Slave Core for FPGA and ASIC Implementations Automated Break-Out Box for Use with Low-Cost Spacecraft Integration and Test Radiation-Hardened 10BASE-T Ethernet Physical Interface (PHY) Radiation-Hardened, Quad 12-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter ASIC Communications Confidence Intervals for the Bit Error Rate of Coded Communications Systems Final High-Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications Using On-Demand Single Photons Space Telecommunications Radio System Memory Test Application Functional Enhancements to the FPGA Implementation of the Advanced Orbiting System Data Link Protocol Communication System and Method Over High-Latency, Low-Bandwidth Networks CASH: Framework for Streamlined, Daily Updates SCaN Optical Link Budget Tool Products Products Product of the Month: December 2015 Imaging Technology Briefs Stereoscopic Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence Imaging for Time-Resolved 3D Movies in Hypersonic Flow Modified-Wolter-Schwarzschild X-ray Telescope Machine Vision-Based Pose Estimation System Solar Doppler Shift-Based Solar Tracker Beam Shaping for CARS Measurements in Turbulent Environments Articles High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Captures Motion — One Quadrillionth of a Second at a Time Finding the Right Lens: The Factors to Focus On Thermal Imaging Cameras See Through the Smoke Applications From 2D to 3D: MARVEL Tool Offers Immersive View Inside the Brain Products Imaging Software CMOS Cameras Multi-Screen Imaging USB3 Cameras Imaging Filters High-Speed Cameras Radiation-Hard Lenses Line-Scan Cameras Smart Cameras High-Speed Cameras Frame Grabbers CMOS Cameras CMOS Cameras Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Choosing the Right Potentiometer for Reliable Sensing Applications Embedded Virtualization Enables Highly Integrated “Soft Motion” Platforms on the PC View the discussion thread.