June 1, 2017 Tech Briefs - June 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 6 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: June 2017 Virtual Fabrication and Assembly Documentation How Metal 3D Printing is Redefining Part Design Who's Who Adam Sidor, NASA Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Facility Focus Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory NASA Spinoff Wire Sensors Detect Dangerous Conditions in the Clouds Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Low-Pressure Plasma Cleaning of Aerospace Components Using Breathing/Compressed Air Chain Drive Dust Conveyer Micro Acoustic Resonant Chambers for Heating/Agitating/Mixing (MARCHAM) Compact, Lightweight Trap Vent Materials Combination Structural Support and Thermal Protection System Composite Insulated Conductor Multifunctional Platelet Composites for Tin Whisker Mitigation Electrically Conductive, Optically Transparent Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Composites Space Vehicle Heat Shield Having Edgewise Strips of Ablative Material Mechanically Strong, Thermally Stable, and Electrically Conductive Nanocomposite Structure and Method of Fabricating Same Improved Cast Stainless Steel Alloys Software Launch Trajectory Acquisition System (LTAS) Source Slaving Selector (LS3) Acoustic Propagation and Emulation Toolset (APET) AUTONOMIE Automotive System Design Software Numerical Method to Predict the Evaporation Time of a Water Droplet Attached to a Solid Boundary in the Presence of Fluid Flow Generation of Cut- and Split-Cells for Face-Piercing Geometry in Embedded-Boundary Cartesian Methods High-Speed Particle Image Velocimetry Manufacturing & Prototyping Fabrication of BSA 14-23 Superhydrophobic Sponges as Efficient Oil and Organic Liquid Absorbents Suspended Platform Improves Efficiency in Large-Scale Manufacturing Positioning Stage Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes Carbon Fiber and Fiber Metal Laminate Composites Reinforced with Metallic Glass Machinery & Automation Autonomous Combustion-Powered Hopping Robot Omnidirectional Mobile Robot with Two Moving Parts Interactive Robot Control System and Method of Use Integrated High-Speed Torque Control System for a Robotic Joint Developing a Satellite-Based Autonomous Vehicle Control System Wearable Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique Provides Security for Multi-Robot Systems Electronics & Computers Recovering Metals from Electronic Waste Solder Bond Packaging for High-Voltage Pulsed Power Devices Chip-Sized Terahertz Modulator for Faster Data Transmission Photonics/Optics Digital Beamforming Interferometry Additive-Manufactured, Very Lightweight, Diamond Turned Aspheric Mirror Development of a Sodium LiDAR for Spaceborne Missions Invertible Time Invariant Linear Filtering (InTILF) Method for Pattern Detection and Modeling of Stochastic One- or Two-Dimensional Data Products Products Product of the Month: June 2017 Sensor Technology Briefs Self-Assembling, Reversible, Reagentless Biosensor Chip-Based Power Measurement Sensor Space Radiation Detector with Spherical Geometry Articles Drones Spot Gas Leaks From the Sky MEMS Move Wearables Beyond Touch Interfaces Sensors’ Role Evolves as New Wearables Emerge Applications 3D Printing Enables Customized Magnets Products New Products: June 2017 Sensor Technology Motion Design Briefs Advanced Tool Drive System (ATDS) Camera Positioning Mechanism (CPM) Linear Rope Brake System for Aerial Delivery Origami-Inspired Robot Fits in Tight Spaces Software Interface Simplifies Robot Control Composite C-Channel Incrementally Adjustable Fluid Control System Articles Sizing and Selecting Linear Motion Systems Piezo Technology in Pneumatic Valves Adding Simple Vision Systems to Collaborative Robots Applications Oil Sheer Clutch Cuts Downtime for Metal Stamping Press Products New Products: June 2017 Motion Design View the discussion thread.