April 1, 2018 Tech Briefs - April 2018 - Vol. 42 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 Circuit Protection Challenges for Battery Management Systems Products of Tomorrow: April 2018 Q&A Q&A: Dr. Abhaya Datye Creates a More Powerful Emission-Control Catalyst 5 Ws 5 Ws of the iQ Portable Scanner Facility Focus Sandia National Laboratories NASA Spinoff Demolition Probe Gives Construction Workers a Break Tech Briefs Machinery & Automation Autonomous Robotic Self-Righting System and Method for Managing Autonomous Entities Through Apoptosis Safe2Ditch Technology Orangutank Robotic Pipe Traveler Self-Learning Robot Hands Adapt to Grasp Objects Robotic Gripper for Satellite Capture and Servicing Method and Associated Apparatus for Capturing, Servicing, and De-Orbiting Earth Satellites Using Robotics Controllable Dry Adhesive for Efficient Climbing Robot Manufacturing & Prototyping Process Enables 3D Printing of Nanoscale Metal Structures Method Reduces Glass Surface Reflections to Nearly Zero Method Creates Wood Substance Stronger Than Titanium Technique for Chemically Combining Soft Materials 3D Printer Test Station Software Algorithms Analyze Images from Minimal Data Detecting Unauthorized Device Access by Comparing Multiple Independent Spatial-Time Data Sets from Other Devices Selective Access and Editing in a Database Integrated Genomic and Proteomic Information Security Protocol Sensors/Data Acquisition High-Speed, High-Resolution Multimode Sensing of Structural Strain and Shape Noncontact Sensor Measures Density and Speed of Sound of a Liquid in a Pipeline or Vessel Pressure Sensor Mechanism Communications Sound Inaudible to Humans Can Be Recorded by Microphones Handheld Tracking and Communications Device Cup Cylindrical Waveguide Antenna Secure Optical Quantum Communications Energy Solar-Powered Device Generates Electricity Through Ion Transport Cobalt Oxygen-Evolving Catalysts for Clean Solar Fuel High-Power Solid-State Power Amplifier System Aluminum as a Fuel High-Energy Lithium Flow Cells with Sulfur Anodes Generating Electricity with Energy-Harvesting Yarns Flexible, Water-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries Propulsion Axial Magnetic Flux Airflow Integrated Compressor-Generator-Motor Turbojet Design High-Voltage Power System for Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion Non-Catalytic Ignition System for High-Performance Advanced Monopropellant Thrusters Thruster-Based Attitude and Translation Control with Minimum Pulse-Count Disturbance Rejection Products New on the Market: April 2018 Product of the Month: April 2018 Motion Design LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Load/Position Control of Rigidly Coupled Electromechanical Actuators Miniature “Pop-Up” Robot Combines Micrometer Precision and High Speed Control for Molecular Machines Articles Cobots and Industrial Robots: Choose the Right Robot for the Job Industrial Rotary Encoders: Selecting the Right Device for Your Application Choosing the Right Brake for Robotic Applications Protecting Sensitive Instruments with Piezo-Driven Active Vibration Isolation Platforms Applications NASA's Autonomous Robot Keeps Manufacturing Floors Safe Products New Products: April 2018 Motion Design Topics: View the discussion thread.