December 1, 2017 Tech Briefs - December 2017 - Vol. 41 No. 12 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 Vote for Tech Briefs 23rd Annual Readers' Choice Awards Innovators Recognized for "Creating the Future" 2017 Products of Tomorrow: December 2017 How Multiphysics Simulation and App Deployment Boost Product Design Application Briefs Software Helps Optimize World’s Largest All-Composite Aircraft Sensor Assists NASA with Wearable CO2 Monitor Q&A Q&A: Georgia Tech's Dr. Raheem Beyah Develops a Way to Authenticate 3D-Printed Products Facility Focus Pacific Northwest National Laboratory NASA Spinoff GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Modular Fixturing for Assembly and Welding Applications Low-Cost, Long-Lasting Valve Seal Non-Collinear Valve Actuation System Novel Vent Design Features Variable Flow Control and Rain Protection Novel Design of an Orifice Control Element Electrochemically Enhanced Mechanical Polishing of Optics Lower-Chatter Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW) Materials Rubber Material Enables Scratch-Proof Surfaces Ultrathin Semiconductor Materials “Rust” to Insulate Circuitry Sequential/Simultaneous Multi-Metallized Nanocomposites (S2M2N) Aluminum Alloy for High-Temperature Applications Strong, Self-Healing Rubber Multi-Functional Yarns and Fabrics with Anti-Microbial, Anti-Static, and Anti-Odor Characteristics Test & Measurement Handheld Spectral Analyzer for Point-of-Care Diagnostics On-line Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) System for Friction Stir Welding (FSW) Forward Voltage Short-Pulse Technique for Measuring High-Power Laser Diode Array Junction Temperature Apparatus and Method to Test Abrasion Resistance of Material Using Airborne Particulate Miniature Airborne Particle Mass Monitor Personal Air Sampler for Collecting Airborne Aerosol Particulates for Molecular Analysis by Size Wallops Arc-Second Pointer (WASP) Aerospace Portable Runway Intersection Display and Monitoring System Networked In-Flight Validation Environment for Air Traffic Management Concepts Three-Dimensional Radiation Ray-Tracing for Hypersonic Entry Vehicles Flap Edge Noise Reduction Fins Separation Assurance Framework for ACES Simulation Autonomous Slat-Cove Filler Device Orion Guidance, Navigation, and Control Flight Software Imaging Device-Free Motion Tracing Using WiFi Signals Detector System for High-Resolution Imaging Method for Tracking Moving Targets Method Uses Drones and WiFi to Enable 3D Through-Wall Imaging Image-Based User Authentication Communications Zero-Power Radio Receiver System Integrates High-Speed Data and Wireless Power Transfer Tunable, High-Isolation RF/Microwave Circulator Autonomous Positioning and Navigation Network Paper-Thin Device Acts as a Loudspeaker and Microphone Environment KSC Weather Data Archive BOPPERS: Autonomous Underwater Environmental Monitoring System Electromagnetic Mop (EMop) for Oil Spill Cleanup Detecting Low-Level Harmful Substances in a Large Volume of Fluid Flood Impact Analysis Tool Products Products Product of the Month: December 2017 Motion Design Briefs Vacuum System Powers Modular Soft Robot Soft Robotic Gripper Manipulates Objects Without Training Multi-Legged Robot Reconfigures in Real Time Paper-Folding Techniques Expand Compacted Spacecraft Webb Telescope Actuators Move with Microscopic Accuracy Articles Trends in Hydraulic Filtration LEARNING TO CRAWL: Origami Robot Moves Like an Earthworm Applications Pick-and-Place System Delivers Improved Productivity and Safety Miniature Linear Bearings Help Prolong Curiosity’s Mars Mission Products New Products: December 2017 Motion Design View the discussion thread.