September 1, 2016 NASA Tech Briefs - September 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 9 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: September 2016 NASA’s Pursuit of Power Rice Crop Models Stabilize Global Markets and Enable Efficient Irrigation Smart Cameras Get Smarter Who's Who Dr. Bin Chen, Materials Scientist, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Conduit Purging Device and Method Multi-Spoked Wheel Assembly Nanotube-Based Device Cooling System A Method for Accurate Load/Position Control of Rigidly Coupled Electromechanical Actuators Ultralight Self-Deployable Solar Sails Ultra-Compact Heat Rejection System Transformable and Reconfigurable Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Methods Materials Thermomechanical Methodology for Stabilizing Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Response Flexible Ablator for Thermal Protection Resistive Heating Method for TPS Property Measurements Measuring Bond Site Concentration on the Intrinsic Aerogel Surface Through Chemisorption of Chlorosilanes Toughened Uni-piece Fibrous Reinforced Oxidation-Resistant Composite (TUFROC) Effects of Postcure and Associated Design Allowables for M55J/RS-3C Polycyanate Composite Software Adaptive Refinement Tools for Tetrahedral Unstructured Grids Self-Stabilizing, Byzantine-Fault-Tolerant Clock Synchronization System and Method Method of Performing Computational Aeroelastic Analyses Fourier Transform Spectrometer Performance Modeling Mesh Adaptation Module for Cartesian Meshes with Embedded Boundaries Machinery & Automation Residual Mode Filters Probabilistic Surface Characterization for Safe Landing Hazard Detection and Avoidance (HDA) Robot for Controlled Deposition of Multilayer Thin Film Structures Walk and Roll Robot Human Grasp Assist Device with Exoskeleton Electromagnetic Monitoring and Control of a Plurality of Nanosatellites Elimination of Yaw Component of Gyroscope Propagation Error During Arm Activity in MSL Locomotion of Amorphous Surface Robots Bio-Medical A Simplified Production of Organic Compounds Containing High Enantiomer Excesses Generation of High-Pressure Oxygen Via Electrochemical Pumping in a Multi-Stage Electrolysis Stack Tension Distribution in Tendon-Driven Fingers Rapid Polymer Sequencer Electronics & Computers Stackable Form-Factor Peripheral Component Interconnect Device and Assembly Self-Healing Wire Insulation Vibration Damping Circuit Card Assembly Development of a Metallic Bilayer Liftoff Mask Sensors/Data Acquisition Integrated Temperature and Capacitive Ablation Recession Rate Sensors Cryogenic Liquid Level Sensor Apparatus and Method Flexible Thin Metal Film Thermal Sensing System Piezoresistive Sensor Short-Range Communication System Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Using Nanotechnology Real-Time Oil Reservoir Evaluation Using Nanotechnology Smartphone Video Guidance Sensor Aerospace Airfoil System for Cruising Flight Conditionally Active Min-Max Limit Regulators Design of the Next-Generation Aircraft Noise Prediction Program (ANOPP2) The Integrated Minimum Drag Solution: New Wing Design Exponentially Increases Total Aircraft Efficiency X-Plane Communication Toolbox (XPC) Terminal Airspace Configuration Scheduler (TACS) Communications Heterogeneous Spacecraft Networks Space Optical Communications Using Laser Beams Hybrid Loop Element Design for Enhanced High-Frequency Reflector/Reflectarray Performance Using a Power Grid as an Extremely Large Antenna for Geophysical Imaging Products Products Product of the Month: September 2016 Multiphysics Simulation Embedded System GUIs Design-to-3D Print Analysis and Simulation Manifold Design HMI/Operator Interface Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors 3D Printers PXIe Platform Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulators Data Acquisition and Control LED Spot-Curing System Data Acquisition System Photonics & Imaging Technology Applications Machine Vision System Measures ‘Drops’ in Citrus Grove Health Articles Delivering Industrial Reliability in Scientific Lasers Products Thermal Camera Customized Optical Components Industrial Picosecond Lasers Ultrasonic Piezo Motor Drives Frame Grabber CMOS Cameras Motorized Actuators Sensor Technology Articles Energy Harvesting's Emerging Role in a 'Smarter' World Motion Control and Automation Technology Articles Advantages of Servo Motor and Direct Drive Technology An Inside Look at Electromechanical Power-Off Braking Options Applications Multiphysics CAE of a Shock Absorber Products Disposable Cartridge Components Rotary Valve Voice Coil Actuator Compact Robot Block Spindle Rotary Tables Undermount Slide Pneumatic Gripper Positioning System View the discussion thread.