April 1, 2017 NASA Tech Briefs - April 2017 - Vol. 41 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 Articles Products of Tomorrow: April 2017 Today's Automobile: Supercomputer on Wheels Scanning Performance of Air Bearing Equipped Precision Motion Systems Who's Who Brooke Thornton, Mission Operations Manager, NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Application Briefs Low-Outgassing Labels Identify Instruments on the International Space Station Cooling Solution Helps NASA Get Closer to Mars Optical Fiber for NASA's Next Climate-Viewing Satellite Custom Brakes Meet the Challenges of Gearless Motor Elevators NASA Spinoff Vibration Tables Shake Up Aerospace and Car Testing Tech Briefs Materials Electric Field Activated Shape Memory Polymer Composite Strain-Detecting Composite Materials Compositions Comprising Nickel-Titanium, Methods of Manufacture Thereof, and Articles Comprising the Same Preparation of Metal Nanowire Decorated Carbon Allotropes In Situ Mechanical Property Measurements of Amorphous Carbon-Boron Nitride Nanotube Nanostructures Negative Dielectric Constant Material Based on Ion Conducting Materials Software AMMOS Common Access Manager (CAM) Automating Optimization and Design Tasks Across Disciplines Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Intelligent Software Enables Design of Greener, More Efficient Construction Vehicles Shift: Self-Healing Independent File Transfer Designing Stronger Concrete Designing Materials with Reprogrammable Shape and Function Designing and 3D Printing Customized Insoles for Diabetics Software Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients Launch Trajectory Acquisition System (LTAS) Simulator Inductive Monitoring System Graphical User Interface (IMS GUI) for Processing, Analyzing, and Cleaning Datasets Computer Models Could Help Design Physical Therapy Regimens Manufacturing & Prototyping Melt Infiltration of SiC/SiC Preforms Using Cr-Si Alloys Method of Making a Composite Panel Having Subsonic Transverse Wave Speed Characteristics Additively Manufactured Modular Thrust Chamber Electronics & Computers Wireless Electrical Device Using Open-Circuit Elements Having No Electrical Connections Sensors/Data Acquisition Method of Mapping Anomalies in Homogenous Material Controlled Deposition and Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes Point Mechanic Piezoelectric Sensor System Active Remote Sensing Radiometer Photonics/Optics Micro-Fresnel Zone Plate Optical Devices Using Densely Accumulated Ray Points CUDA Framework for Linear Time-Invariant Control of Adaptive Optics Systems Arrayed Micro-Ring Spectrometer System and Method of Use Resonance-Actuation of Microshutter Arrays A Novel Orbiting Cloud Imager System for IR/UV/ X-Ray Bands Aerospace Aircraft Configured for Flight in an Atmosphere Having Low Density Products Products Product of the Month: April 2017 Motion Design Briefs Mechanical Metamaterials Block Symmetry of Motion Portable Superconductivity Systems for Small Motors Six-Legged Robots Move Faster with Bipod Gate Reducing Inaccuracies in Force/Haptic Feedback Systems Exo-Brake Enables Safe Return for Small Spacecraft BiBlade Sampling Chain Articles Four Ways to improve Production by Understanding the Physics of Servos Converting from Hydraulic Cylinders to Electric Actuators Products New Products: April 2017 Motion Design View the discussion thread.