February 1, 2017 NASA Tech Briefs - February 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 2 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 Articles PRINTED ELECTRONICS: THE FUTURE IS FLEXIBLE Who's Who Farzin Amzajerdian, Principal Investigator, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Products Product of the Month: February 2017 NASA Spinoff Laser Vision Helps Package Shippers See Clearly Tech Briefs Information Sciences Generalized Query Tool for Accessing the Database of the Mars Relay OperationsService (MaROS) High-Performance Fault-Tolerant xEmbedded Computing (HPFEC) Benchmark Suite JPF-NAS Extension of Java Pathfinder Institutional Budgeting Tool (IBT) Tubes Standards-Compliant C Header Library Techniques for Conducting Effective Concept Design and Design-to-Cost Trade Studies HyDE Model-Based Diagnosis Engine for Stochastic Hybrid Systems Materials Methods for Intercalating and Exfoliating Hexagonal Boron Nitride Method for Fabricating Diamond-Dispersed, Fiber-Reinforced Composite Coating onLow-Temperature Sliding Thrust Bearing Interfaces Enhanced Composite Damping Through Engineered Interfaces Mechanoresponsive Healing Polymers Methodology for the Effective Stabilization of Tin-Oxide-Based Oxidation/ReductionCatalysts Polymer-Reinforced, Non-Brittle, Lightweight Cryogenic Insulation for ReducedLifecycle Costs Manufacturing & Prototyping Use of Beam Deflection to Control an Electron Beam Wire Deposition Process Thermal Stir Welding Process Systems, Apparatuses, and Methods for Using Durable Adhesively Bonded Joints forSandwich Structures Preliminary Design of a Cryogenic Hydrogen Radiation Shield for Human Spaceflight Methods of Making and Using Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Tool Designs for Friction Stir Welding Novel Electrochemical Cell Designs for Simultaneous Production of Methane and Oxygenvia the Electrolysis of Carbon Dioxide and Water Bio-Medical High-Quality Tissue Formation Method Filtering Molecules with Nanotube Technology 3D Biomimetic Platform Automated Behavior and Cohesion Assessment Tools (ABCAT) Algorithm Measures Range of Motion and Applies Eccentric and Concentric Loads DuringExercise Test & Measurement Reliability Testing of High-Power Devices Electronic Device Monitors the Heart and Recognizes Speech Split Laser System for Environmental Monitoring Measuring Tiny Forces with Light Laser Scanning Technique for Testing Fire-Damaged Concrete 3D Measurement and Visualization of Displacement and Strain Fields Sensors/Data Acquisition Eddy Current System and Method for Crack Detection Eddy Current Probe for Surface and Sub-Surface Inspection Damage Detection System for Flat Surfaces Wireless Sensing System Using Open-Circuit, Electrically Conductive Spiral-TraceSensor Variable Permeability Magnetometer Systems and Methods for Aerospace Applications Photonics/Optics Photonic Choke-Joints for Dual-Polarization Waveguides Smart Optical Material Characterization System and Method Compact Planar Microwave Blocking Filters System and Method for Generating a Frequency-Modulated Linear Laser Waveform Systems and Methods for Mirror Mounting with Minimized Distortion Improved Approach to Exoplanet Coronagraphy Apparatus and Method for a Light Direction Sensor Apparatus and Method for Creating a Photonic Densely Accumulated Ray-Point Motion Design Briefs Rescue Robot Has Remote Control Function Small Robot Has Outstanding Vertical Agility Interactive Robot Control System and Method of Use Piezoelectric Actuator with Dual Horns that are Separately Controllable to Drive Miniature Vehicles Along a Single Axis Robot Powertrain Moves Toward Energy Autonomy Evaluation Standard for Robotic Research Articles The Basics of Encoder Selection Servo Couplings for High-Tech Systems Metallic Glass Shatters Gear Limitations Adding SCADA to a Hydraulic Power Unit Applications PLCs Improve Control of Radio Broadcasts NASA Tech Briefs Magazine All of the articles on this archive page first appeared in the February, 2017 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.