December 1, 2019 Tech Briefs - December 2019 - Vol. 43 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 Employing the Electrical Digital Twin to Mitigate Compliance Risk in Aerospace Products of Tomorrow: December 2019 Innovators Recognized for Creating the Future 2019 Q&A Q&A: Refrigeration by Twisting Fibers 5 Ws 5 Ws of EarEcho Facility Focus Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center NASA Spinoff Carbon Capture Process Makes Sustainable Oil Technology Leaders Development and Analysis of Solid-State Batteries with the COMSOL® Platform Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Continuous Fiber Composite for Use in Gears Shape Memory Alloy Art (SMArt) De-Orbit Device for SmallSats Human Torso Simulator Unpowered, Lightweight Ankle Exoskeleton Transport Method Boosts Capacity of Heat Exchangers Macro-Fiber Composite (MFC) Actuator Materials Superconductivity in a Nickel Oxide Material Aerogel-Fiber Layered Laminate System Shape Memory Alloy with Adjustable, Wide-Ranging Actuation Temperatures Heat-Regulating Material for Next-Generation Space Blanket Durable Polyimide Aerogels Electronics & Computers Packaging for SiC Sensors and Electronics Metallization for SiC Semiconductors Technique Uses X-Rays to Detect Defective Computer Chips Method Manipulates Electrons and Transmits Information Quantum-Mechanically Sensors/Data Acquisition MMOD Impact Detection and Location Enhanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Reader Photovoltaic-Powered Sensors Adaptive Spatial Resolution Enables Focused Fiber Optic Sensing Washable Sensor Can Be Woven Into Materials Photonics/Optics Low-Bandwidth Radar Technology Provides Improved Detection of Objects Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors (EFOS) Free-Space Fiber Optic Laser Rod Photonic Switch Increases Speed and Efficiency of Light Through Optical Fibers Method Speeds 3D Printing of Millimeter-Sized Imaging Lenses Optically Fixable Shape Memory Polymers Energy Potassium-Oxygen Battery Stores Clean Energy Li-ion Cell Calorimeter Makes Commercial Lithium Batteries Safer Chemical Mixture Widens the Temperature Range for Electric Car Batteries Device Creates Electricity from Snowfall Ultra-Thin Layers of Rust Generate Electricity from Flowing Water Products Products New on the Market: December 2019 Product of the Month: December 2019 Tech Briefs Motion Design Briefs WiFi-Based Technique Measures Speed and Distance of Indoor Movement Biologically Inspired Artificial Skin Improves Sensory Ability of Robots Self-Contained Wheel Unit Precision Low-Speed Motor Controller Algorithm Gives Robots a Faster Grasp Artificial Skin Provides Haptic Feedback Articles Collaborative Automation: It's More Than Just the Cobot The Role of Sensors in the Evolution of Robotics Applications Docking System Enables Safe Rendezvous in Space Valve Position Sensor Protects Switch Boxes from Salt Environment Products New Products: December 2019 Motion Design View the discussion thread.