April 1, 2016 NASA Tech Briefs - April 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 4 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 Super Pressure Balloon Provides NASA with Valuable Data New Spacecraft Design for Asteroid Redirect Mission Who's Who Mike Krainak, Laser and Electro-Optics Branch Head, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Articles Products of Tomorrow: April 2016 NASA Drives Automotive Innovation SAE 2016 World Congress: Powering Possibilities Tech Briefs Manufacturing & Prototyping Method to Improve the Synthesis Process of High-Purity Bulk Multi-Element Compounds Laser Subdivision of the Genesis Concentrator Target Sample 60000 Fabrication of an Integrated Photonic Waveguide Joint in Micromachined Silicon Very Large Inflatable Antenna Structures Materials Flexible, High-Temperature Polyimide/Urea Aerogels Multilayer Insulation Systems Colorimetric Indicator for Detection of AF-M315E Oriented Nanofibers Embedded in a Polymer Matrix Low-Scatter Starshade Edges Information Sciences Distributed, Fast, Intelligent Infrastructure Health Monitoring System Net Radiation and Evapotranspiration (Rn/ET) Download Product Tools and Interfaces Software Tools for Fault Management Technologies Tool to Analyze a Leaking Source of Saturated Ammonia Mixed-Integer Convex Programming Algorithm for Constrained Attitude Guidance A Robust, Real-Time Collaboration Technology for Decision Support using Common Operating Picture (COP) Environments Mechanics & Machinery Constraint Force Equation (CFE) Solver for Multi-Body Dynamics and its Implementation in POST2 Cyclops: the Space Station Integrated Kinetic Launcher for Orbital Payload Systems (SSIKLOPS) Vacuum-Jacketed Cryogenic Flex-Through Normally-Closed Zero-Leak Valve with a Magnetostrictive Actuator Electronics & Computers Radiation-Hardened, High-Voltage, Quad-Channel Amplifier Reduced-Cost, Chirped Pulse, Fourier Transform Microwave (CP-FTMW) Spectrometer Using Direct Digital Synthesis Signal Digitizer and Cross-Correlation ASIC Image Capture to Stereo Correlation in an FPGA Offset IQ Modulation Technique for Miniaturized Radar Electronics Sensors/Data Acquisition SEA5: Space Environment Automated Alerts & Anomaly Analysis Assistant Extensible Data Gateway Environment (EDGE) Flight Test Maneuvers for Efficient Aerodynamic Modeling JPL CO2 Virtual Science Data Environment (VSDE) Python Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer Data Toolkit (PyAMPR) Data Ordering Genetic Optimization (DOGO) System Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis for Earthquakes Novel Method to Collect Saliva for Cortisol and DHEA Measurement Cryogenic Propellant Feed System Analytical Tool Energy Scenario Power Load Analysis Tool (SPLAT) MagicDraw Plug-in Wideband, GaN MMIC, Distributed Amplifier-Based Microwave Power Module Integrated Solar Array Power Management System High-Energy-Density Solid-State Li-Ion Battery with Enhanced Safety Propulsion An On-Demand Gas Generator for CubeSat or Low-Mass Propulsion Systems Suppression of Unwanted Noise and Howl in a Test Configuration Where Jet Exhaust is Discharged Into a Duct Products Product of the Month: April 2016 In-Line Signal Conditioner Marking System Power Supplies In-Line Heater Locking Connector Signal Analyzers Pressure Transmitters Signal Conditioner Custom Alloys Embedded Board Vision Sensors SWIR Camera Day/Night Cameras Vision Sensors Touch Display Kit SWIR Camera Motion Control and Automation Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Robots and Humans - Let the Collaboration Begin Applications Motion Control Challenges for Deep-Sea ROVs Products Linear Motor Panel-Mount Piezo Drives Encoders Brushless DC Motors Lead Screw Assembly Position Sensors Drive Couplings Track Motion Platform Rotary Actuator Drive Starters Brushless Motors Electronically Commutated Motors Angle Sensors Brush DC Motors Linear Actuator Brushless Torque Motors Test & Measurement Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Applications Reducing Torque Measurement Uncertainty in Turbine Engine Testing Articles Advanced Capabilities of PXI-Based Semiconductor Test Systems Calibration Requirements for Testing Coupling-Decoupling Networks NASA Monitoring Technologies Shake Up Earthquake Prediction Products Flow Meters Pulsed Test Instrument Ground Bond Testers Digital Multimeters Multi-Function Instrument Strain Gauge Monitors Shaft Voltage Tester RF Signal Generators View the discussion thread.