May 1, 2017 NASA Tech Briefs - May 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 5 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 Who's Who Nick Krotkov, Atmospheric Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Articles Intelligent Robotics Safeguarding Products of Tomorrow: May 2017 NASA Spinoff Novel Threading Enables New Approach to Golf Clubs Tech Briefs Software Open Mission Control Technologies (Open MCT) Web Human Factors Analysis Support Tool (H-FAST) v 2.0 RAYGUN Fast Generic Geometry Raycasting Tool iOrca Code Release LTAS Source Slaving Selector (LS3) Analyzer Representation and Analysis of System Behavior Using Monotonic Signals Materials Highly Porous and Mechanically Strong Ceramic Oxide Aerogels Asymmetric Dielectric Elastomer Composite Material Method of Creating Micro-Scale Silver Telluride Grains Covered with Bismuth Nanoparticles Polyimides Derived from Novel Asymmetric Benzophenone Dianhydrides Nanotubular Toughening Inclusions Mechanics & Machinery Robust, Highly Efficient Oxygen-Carbon Monoxide Cogeneration System Low Solidity Vaned Diffuser (LSVD) Design for Improvement of Pressure Recovery Tangential Wrap Rib Deployable Reflector Electronics & Computers A Modular Apparatus and Method for Attaching Multiple Devices Sensors/Data Acquisition AutoSurvey™ Software System Authenticated Sensor Interface Device Photo-Acoustic Chemical Detector Ultra-High-Speed Fiber Optic Sensor Detects Structural Damage in Real Time Piezoelectric Field Disturbance Sensing System and Method Low-Cost RFID Torque and Tension Sensing Tag System SpinDx™ Lab on a Disk Low-Power, Special-Purpose Chip for Speech Recognition in Electronics Method Improves Accuracy of Imaging Data Automation System Manages Critical Gas Distribution Process Floating Ultrasonic Transducer Inspection System and Method for Nondestructive Evaluation Aerospace Multi-Functional Annular Fairing for Coupling Launch Abort Motor to Space Vehicle In-Situ Load System for Calibrating and Validating Aerodynamic Properties of Scaled Aircraft in Ground-Based Aerospace Testing Applications Turbofan Engine Acoustic Liner Design and Analysis Tools Communications Polarization-Dependent Whispering Gallery Modes (WGMs) in Microspheres Cellular Reflectarray Antenna and Method of Making Same 9-Meter Slaving System Ad Hoc Selection of Voice Over Internet Streams Deep-Space Positioning System GPS Satellite Geometry Analysis Tool (GPSGEM) Environment Unleashing RAPID Methods for Purifying Enzymes for Mycoremediation Land Cover Viewer Obs4MIPS.py System, Apparatus, and Method for Liquid Purification WX Subsystem Weather Station Propulsion Green Monopropellant Secondary Payload Propulsion System Flame Holder System Magnetically Conformed, Variable-Area Discharge Chamber for Hall Thruster, and Method Multi-Thruster Propulsion Apparatus Propellant Distributor for a Thruster Products Product of the Month: May 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Development of Sodium Lidar for Spaceborne Missions Additive-Manufactured, Very Lightweight, Diamond Turned Aspheric Mirror Partially Transparent Circular Mask to Suppress Narrowband Laser Light Characterizing Richness of Previously Unmapped Terrain and Estimating its Impact on Navigation Performance using 3D Range Sensors in Flight Applications Choosing a Light and Color Measurement System for LEDs Miniature Camera Mimics Eagle's Eye Articles Bringing New Vision to Laser Material Processing Systems 3D Imaging Reveals Sub-surface Battery Flaws Products New Products: May 2017 Photonics & Imaging Technology Technology Leaders Using Sensor Fusion to Analyze Laser Processing in Additive Manufacturing Autonomous Vehicles Open Up New Roads for LIDAR Growth NASA Tests Lasers’ Ability to Transmit Data from Space View the discussion thread.