March 1, 2016 NASA Tech Briefs - March 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 3 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 Features Application Briefs Simulation Software is Key to Orion’s Heat-Shield Success Cryogenic Seal for Space Launch System Handles Extreme Pressure Conditions Cambridge Researchers Take Computer Vision for Test Drive Using Optical Imaging to Combat Counterfeit Components Who's Who Jim Heidmann, Project Manager for NASA’s Advanced Air Transport Technology Project, and Jason Welstead, Aerospace Engineer Articles Products of Tomorrow: March 2016 NASA-Developed Platform Integrates Sensors with Smartphones Defining and Measuring “LOOSE TIGHT BUFFER” in Fiber Optic Cables Tech Briefs 40th Anniversary: Executive Perspectives Executive Perspectives: Data Acquisition & Sensing Executive Perspectives: Software Executive Perspectives: Software Executive Perspectives: Internet of Things Executive Perspectives: Test & Measurement Executive Perspectives: Robotics Executive Perspectives: Software Executive Perspectives: Robotics Executive Perspectives: Test & Measurement Advanced Infrared Camera Maps Methane "Hot Spots" Tech Briefs Machinery & Automation Autonomous Flight Termination System Reference Design Hardware RoboSimian: Software Algorithms for a Mobile Manipulation Quadruped Robot Robot Task Commander with Extensible Programming Environment Multi-Spacecraft Autonomous Positioning System/Network-Based Navigation Heading Versus Tilt Chart for Assessing HGA Occlusion and Flop Risk in MSL Operations Rapid Forest Triage by Sub-Canopy Micro Air Vehicles Insertable, Miniature, In-Vivo Surgical Robot with Embedded Control Mechanics & Machinery Pyrotechnically Actuated Gas Generator Using Aqueous Methanol Deployable Perimeter Truss with Blade Reel Deployment Mechanism Cantera Integration with T-MATS Rocket Sled Parachute Design Verification Electronics & Computers CMOS-Compatible Ohmic Contact RF MEMS Switch Miller-Jogging for Synthesizer Lock Algorithm Extension Deployable Antenna Circuit Board Material Design and Fabrication Process Rigorous Antenna Noise Temperature Calculation Method for International Space Station Visiting Spacecraft Recurring Anomaly Detection System (ReADS) Method for Automatic Optimization of Yaw Maneuvers for Orbiting Space Vehicles Architecture Framework for Fault Management Assessment and Design Spacecraft Parameter Database Tool Eliminating the Need for Payload-Specific Coupled Loads Analyses Without Mission Risk Moon Tours Android Photonics/Optics Continental-Scale Mapping of Adélie Penguin Colonies from Landsat Imagery Photogrammetric-Based Pose Initialization and Propagation for Inertial Navigation Systems Multi-Channel Laser Absorption Spectrometer for Combustion Product Monitoring Disturbance-Free, High-Resolution Imaging from Space Hollow-Core Fiber Lamp for Mercury Ion Clocks and Micro-Plasma Studies 3D Imaging Technology and System Virtual Windows to Supplement Conventional Spacecraft Windows SCaN Optical Link Assessment Tool Version 2 Optical Correlation Receiver Exploration Visualization Environment Ultrasound Competence Test Metrics Aerospace Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Integration for Shock Noise (RISN) Regeneratively Cooled Porous Media Jacket Multi-Pulse Motor (MPM) Designed for Use with Electric Solid Propellants Adaptive Augmenting Control Daily Mesoscale Sea Surface Salinity from Evaporation and Precipitation Software for Inferring the Aerosol Water and Soot Fractions from Remote Sensing Measurements Algae Photobioreactor Using Floating Enclosures With Semi-Permeable Membranes Parallelization of Snowflake Growth Simulation Soil Remediation with Plant-Fungal Combinations Communications Mini-Stamp as a Micro-Display for At-a-Glance Subsystem Information for DSN Links Command and Data Handling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Ka-Band Parabolic Deployable Antenna (KaPDA) Products Product of the Month: March 2016 Miniature Single-Axis Mirror Positioning System Medical-Grade Video Cameras Radiation Hard Lens for Color Sensors High-Speed Infrared Cameras OTDR Modules Smart Cameras Frame Grabbers Back-Illuminated CCD Camera LN2-Cooled InGaAs Camera High-Speed Cameras Laser Diode Modules SWIR Cameras Bandpass Filters System-on-Chip (SoC) GigE Cameras USB 3.0 Microscope Cameras Industrial Cameras Single Mode Fiber Coupler Laser Power Detector Laser Micro-Machining Heads Area-Scan Cameras Voice Coil Actuator XUV Spectrometer CCD Color Line Scan Camera Spectrum Analyzer 3D AOI Inspection System Product of the Month: March 2016 Product Lifecycle Management Data Analysis and Visualization 3D Modeling Electric Machine Design Data Acquisition Software Vehicle Communication Simulation Handheld VOC Meter Custom Battery Packs Low-Noise Amplifier Airflow Scanner Coupling and Spring Prototypes View the discussion thread.