March 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - March 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 3 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 Instrument Unit Avionics Selected for NASA’s Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Head-Worn Display Technology Developed for Emerging Air Transportation System Who's Who Edward Austin, SOFIA Science Systems Project Manager Articles From NASA to NASCAR: Space-Age Technology Finds Its Way into Auto Racing Books & Reports Spin-Stabilized Microsatellites With Solar Concentrators Phase Calibration of Antenna Arrays Aimed at Spacecraft Ring Bus Architecture for a Solid-State Recorder Image Compression Algorithm Altered To Improve Stereo Ranging Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Carbon-Nanotube-Based Electrodes for Biomedical Applications Using Hyperspectral Imagery To Identify Turfgrass Stresses Compact Directional Microwave Antenna for Localized Heating Physical Sciences WRATS Integrated Data Acquisition System Shaping Diffraction-Grating Grooves To Optimize Efficiency Low-Light-Shift Cesium Fountain Without Mechanical Shutters Model of Image Artifacts From Dust Particles Nanostructures Exploit Hybrid-Polariton Resonances Microfluidics, Chromatography, and Atomic-Force Microscopy Magnetic Compensation for Second-Order Doppler Shift in LITS Manufacturing & Prototyping Ski Binding Prototype Designed and Tested with FEA Software Materials LiCoPO₄ Cathode Layers for Thin-Film Batteries High-Temperature SMAs for Actuator Applications Information Sciences Pattern-Recognition System for Approaching a Known Target Orchestrator Telemetry Processing Pipeline Scheme for Quantum Computing Immune to Decoherence Mechanics & Machinery Integrated Force Method for Indeterminate Structures Conical Bearingless Motor/Generators Semiconductors & ICs Split-Block Waveguide Polarization Twist for 220 to 325 GHz Electronics & Computers Breadboard Signal Processor for Arraying DSN Antennas Digital Receiver Phase Meter Nano-Multiplication-Region Avalanche Photodiodes and Arrays Disabling CNT Electronic Devices by Use of Electron Beams Tailored Asymmetry for Enhanced Coupling to WGM Resonators Products 6-GHz NI USB-5680 Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Machine Vision and Smart Cameras: Powerful Tools for Machine Builders Enhancing Image Clarity in the SWIR Applications Medical X-Ray Imaging System Improves Patient Diagnosis Off-the-shelf Components Upgrade Analog X-ray Equipment Products TFT LCD Display DGy Codecs Vision-Based Wafer Pre-Aligner Inspection Zoom Lens Sunlight-Readable TFT Modules 1.4 Megapixel Area Camera Embedded Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Products Java Object-Oriented Embedded Database (ESC Booth 839) PCB Design Software VME/VXS Board 8-bit Microcontrollers with Flash (ESC Booth 916) 32-bit Flash Microcontrollers (ESC Booth 306) Video Application Processors (ESC Booth 3028) Network Appliance Board (ESC Booth 2110) Applications The Evolution of Storage Articles Static vs. Dynamic Detection of Bugs in Safety-Critical Code Taking the Sting Out of Multiprocessor DSP Application Development Using CompactPCI to Build Rugged Embedded Systems Topics: View the discussion thread.