January 1, 2017 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 1 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 New Horizons for Aviation Technology 40 Years of Safer Aviation Through Reporting Software Models Electromagnetics of Wireless Power Transfer Improving Weapons with Simulation Simulating Material Migration Optimizing Fuel Filters via Simulation Designing for 3D Printing The Basics of Encoder Selection Who's Who Branimir Blagojevic, Technologist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD NASA Spinoff Wireless Platform Integrates Sensors with Smartphones Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Airfoil-Shaped Fluid Flow Tool for Use in Making Differential Measurements Piezo-Actuated, Fast-Acting Control Valve Interface Between STAR-CCM+ and 42 for Enhanced Fuel Slosh Analysis Mechanisms for Achieving Non-Sinusoidal Waveforms on Stirling Engines RFID Cavity Method for Asteroid Volatile Extraction in Space Improving Stirling Engine Performance Through Optimized Piston and Displacer Motion Materials High-Temperature, Hydrophobic, Flexible Aerogel Composite and Method of Making Same Mechanical Components from Highly Recoverable, Low Apparent Modulus Materials Polyimide Wire Insulation Repair System Lightweight, Flexible Thermal Protection System for Fire Protection Software Scalable and Tileable Aggregate Low-Level Summary Display for Deep Space Network Link Control Tasks Mission Service Architecture Framework (MSAF) Multi-Mission Operations System (MMOS) Study of Formulating Conserved Scalar Equations for Turbulent Reactive Flows with General Species Mass- Diffusion Coefficients for Utilization in Flamelet Models HORIZON Framework for Distributed Data Management and Product Generation Workflow TIE: The Imagery Exchange for the NASA Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) Project Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Game Phase III Adverse Condition and Critical Event Prediction Toolbox (ACCEPT) MATLAB Webification Science Client Manufacturing & Prototyping Pulsed Ultrasonic Stir Welding System Method of Heat Treating Aluminum-Lithium Alloy to Improve Formability Fuel Tank for Liquefied Natural Gas Impact Tester Device Electronics & Computers Electric Field Quantitative Measurement System and Method Auto-Balancing Series-Stacked Input DC-DC Converter Larger-Area Integrated Electrical Metallization Dielectric Structures with Stress-Managed Unit Cells for Extreme- Environment Semiconductor Electronics Chips Sensors/Data Acquisition Biomarker Sensor System and Method for Multi-Color Imaging and Processing of Single-Molecule Life Signatures Device and Method of Scintillating Quantum Dots for Radiation Imaging Lightning Protection and Detection System Advanced Gas Sensors and High-Temperature Pressure Sensors Minimally Intrusive Thin-Film Electrical Insulation on Conductive Surfaces Instrumentation Variably Transmittive, Electronically Controlled Eyewear Method for Ground-to-Satellite Laser Calibration System Energy Analysis Method for Hidden Damage Detection Deconvolution Methods and Systems for the Mapping of Acoustic Sources from Phased Microphone Arrays High-Precision Electric Gate for Time-of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Method of Adjusting Acoustic Impedances for Impedance-Tunable Acoustic Segments Nanostructure Neutron Converter Layer Development Mars Science Laboratory ChemCam Sun Safety Environment System for In-Situ Detection of Plant Exposure to Trichloroethylene (TCE) Time-Shifted PN Codes for CW LIDAR, RADAR, and SONAR Data Informatics Infrastructure for the Megacities Carbon Project Activated Metal Treatment System (AMTS) for Paints Airborne Elastic Backscatter and Raman Polychromator for Ash Detection Products Products Product of the Month: January 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology Briefs CUDA Framework for Linear Time-Invariant Control of Adaptive Optics Systems Invertible Time Invariant Linear Filtering (InTILF) Method for Pattern Detection and Modeling of Stochastic One- or Two-Dimensional Data One-Micron (1064-nm) Planar External Cavity Laser (PLANEX) Stereoscopic Imaging in Hypersonic Boundary Layers Using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence Applications Fabricating Optical Mirrors for Use in Outer Space Measurements Making VR a NASA Reality Articles Camera-Equipped Vehicles ‘See the Light’ in Cities Developing a Laser System to Decrease the Rate of Neurodevelopment Issues SPIE Photonics West 2017 Preview View the discussion thread.