August 1, 2016 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 8 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: August 2016 Human Spaceflight Takes a Giant Leap Suiting Up for the Future Who's Who Stevan Spremo, Project Manager, COTSAT-1, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA NASA Spinoff Modified Monitor Provides Glasses-Free 3D for Pilots and Gamers Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Self-Latching Piezocomposite Actuator Fluid Harmonic Absorber Variable-Aperture Reciprocating Reed Valve Passive, Integrated, Sublimator-Driven Coldplate Strat-X Hydraulic Pressure Distribution System Materials Polyimide Aerogels with Three-Dimensional Cross-Linked Structure Catalytic Oxidation of Organic Contaminants at Reduced Pressure Approach for Achieving Flame Retardancy While Retaining Physical Properties in a Compatible Polymer Matrix Metal/Fiber Laminate and Fabrication Using a Porous Metal/Fiber Preform Software Improved Digital Map Rendering Method Interactive Diagnostic Modeling Evaluator High-Fidelity 3D Electromagnetic (E&M) Propagation Modeling Tools Manufacturing & Prototyping Tension Stiffened and Tendon Actuated Manipulator Lattice Structures Coating Concept for Efficient Thermal Linking Beds A Statistically Based Approach to Broadband Liner Design and Assessment Connection and Repair Techniques for Capillary Tubing in Restrictive Areas and Gas Chromatography Applications Machinery & Automation Active Response Gravity Offload and Method Electronics & Computers High Field Superconducting Magnets Distributed Diagnostics and Prognostics Lens-Coupled Dielectric Waveguides Sampling and Control Circuit Board for an Inertial Measurement Unit Efficient Radiation Shielding Through Direct Metal Laser Sintering Imaging 3D Imaging Laser System Smart Image Enhancement Process Compact Thermal Neutron Imaging System Using Axisymmetric Focusing Mirrors High-Speed Edge-Detecting Circuit for Use with Linear Image Sensor Two- and Three-Dimensional Near-Infrared Subcutaneous Structure Imager Using Adaptive Nonlinear Video Processing Methods of Real-Time Image Enhancement of Flash LIDAR Data and Navigating a Vehicle Using Flash LIDAR Data Spatially Aberrated Spectral Filtering for High-Performance Spectral Imaging A Common-Mode Digital Holographic Microscope Products Products Product of the Month: August 2016 Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Balancing Motor Control, Radiation Tolerance, and Power Consumption in Space Applications Applications Flexibility of LVIT Technology in Factory Automation Applications Products Drive Indexer Ground Fault Sensors Electric Linear Actuators Actuator Assemblies Motors/Drives Rod Cylinders Linear and Rotary Stages Six-Axis Robots Motion Platform Cartesian Robot System Shaft Voltage Rings Linear Stages Elastomer Couplings Motion Sensor Material Handling Equipment Product of the Month - August 2016 Miniature Connectors Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners Connectors Diaphragm Seal Coin Cell Contacts Board-Level Connectors Radar Level Transmitter Angle Sensor Fabric-Reinforced Silicone Network Design Software Embedded Technology Products OpenVPX, VME/CPCI Shelf Managers RF Connectors Fanless Embedded Computers High Reliability Crystal Oscillators Test & Measurement Tech Briefs Briefs In-Flight Pitot-Static Calibration Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Using Nanotechnology External Diagnostic Method to Detect Electrical Charging in Complex Ion Trapping Systems Modules for Inspection, Qualification, and Verification of Pressure Vessels Applications Creating Advanced Dosimeters Requires Thorough Inspection of Small Components Articles Precise Measurements on Earth Enable Further Exploration in Space Next-Generation Infrared Technologies Solve High-Speed Automotive Testing Challenges Choosing the Right Hardware for Testing in Harsh Environments Products Measurement Terminal Digital Measurement Handheld Meter Bit Error Rate Tester Friction Tester Signal Analyzer View the discussion thread.