January 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 1 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 Application Briefs Electrostatic Detection System Prevents Injuries and Damage During Spacecraft Assembly Low-Power FPGAs Aboard NASA’s Mission to Mars to Study Climate History Who's Who Dr. John Mather, Chief Scientist for the Science Mission Directorate Articles CAD Tools: Usability versus Capabilities Books & Reports Multiple-Cone Sunshade for a Spaceborne Telescope High Power Amplifier and Power Supply Estimating Mixing Heights Using Microwave Temperature Profiler Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Validating Requirements for Surgical Spinal Implants With Finite Element Analysis Physical Sciences Induction Charge Detector With Multiple Sensing Stages Generic Helicopter-Based Testbed for Surface Terrain Imaging Sensors Optimized Geometry for Superconducting Sensing Coils Sensing a Changing Chemical Mixture Using an Electronic Nose Improved Thermal Modulator for Gas Chromatography Nuclear-Spin Gyroscope Based on an Atomic Co-Magnetometer Utilizing Ion-Mobility Data To Estimate Molecular Masses Manufacturing & Prototyping Patterning of Indium Tin Oxide Films Gimballed Shoulders for Friction Stir Welding Materials SiO₂/TiO₂ Composite for Removing Hg From Combustion Exhaust Lightweight Tanks for Storing Liquefied Natural Gas Hybrid Wound Filaments for Greater Resistance to Impacts Making High-Tensile-Strength Amalgam Components Bonding by Hydroxide-Catalyzed Hydration and Dehydration Information Sciences Algorithm Optimally Orders Forward-Chaining Inference Rules Project Integration Architecture Mechanics & Machinery Balanced Flow Meters Without Moving Parts Passive Porous Treatment for Reducing Flap Side-Edge Noise Deflection-Compensating Beam for Use Inside a Cylinder Four-Point-Latching Microactuator Semiconductors & ICs Efficient G⁴FET-Based Logic Circuits Electronics & Computers Robot Electronics Architecture Inertial Orientation Trackers With Drift Compensation Microstrip Yagi Antenna With Dual Aperture-Coupled Feed Patterned Ferroelectric Films for Tunable Microwave Devices Products Connex500™ Photonics Tech Briefs LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Briefs Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Beams for Pumping an NPRO Curved Piezoelectric Actuators for Stretching Optical Fibers Optical Displacement Sensor for Sub-Hertz Applications Tunable Optical Assembly With Vibration Dampening Cylindrical Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Actuators Micron-Accurate Laser Fresnel-Diffraction Ranging System Polarization/Spatial Combining of Laser-Diode Pump Beams Web-Enabled Optoelectronic Particle-Fallout Monitor Applications Design of a Field-Mapped Beam Homogenizer Articles Combining Multimode Emissions from Broad Area Laser Diodes into Single-Mode Spots without Feedback Products Photonics West Exhibitor Preview Embedded Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Products Single Board Computer Boundary Scan Test System 13 GHz Test System Avionics Network 32 GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive VME64x PowerPC Single Board Computer VMEbus Single Board Computer Center Probe Test Sockets 1000-Watt Power Supply System in Package Designs Networking System-on-Chip Coprocessors Encrypted EEPROMs 64-Bit Single Board Computer Applications Performing Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Articles Z-RAM Designing Configurable Air Transport Racks Designing COTS Computers for Harsh Environments View the discussion thread.