June 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - June 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 6 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 Immersive Display System Enables Virtual Reality in NASA Lab Tool Suite Enables Software Testing for Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Who's Who Dr. David Morrison, Senior Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute Articles 2007 Product of the Year and Design Contest Winners Honored Spherical Sensor Configurations for Three-Dimensional Detecting and Tracking Innovation Begets Innovation Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Apparatus for Sampling Surface Contamination Novel Species of Non-Spore-Forming Bacteria Chamber for Aerosol Deposition of Bioparticles Physical Sciences Lidar System for Airborne Measurement of Clouds and Aerosols Hyperspectral Sun Photometer for Atmospheric Characterization and Vicarious Calibrations Shaker Fatigue Testing of a Turbine Engine Compressor Blade Dynamic Stability and Gravitational Balancing of Multiple Extended Bodies Non-Destructive Evaluation of Materials via Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Gold-on-Polymer-Based Sensing Films for Detection of Organic and Inorganic Analytes in the Air Manufacturing & Prototyping Micromachined Slits for Imaging Spectrometers Fabricating Nanodots Using Lift-Off of a Nanopore Template Making Complex Electrically Conductive Patterns on Cloth Materials Special Polymer/Carbon Composite Films for Detecting SO₂ Organic/Inorganic Polymeric Composites for Heat-Transfer Reduction Composite Cathodes for Dual-Rate Li-Ion Batteries Nickel-Based Superalloy Resists Embrittlement by Hydrogen Chemical Passivation of Li⁺-Conducting Solid Electrolytes Information Sciences Measuring Positions of Objects Using Two or More Cameras Reduced-Order Kalman Filtering for Processing Relative Measurements Aerobraking Maneuver (ABM) Report Generator ABM Drag_Pass Report Generator Transformation of OODT CAS To Perform Larger Tasks Visualization Component of Vehicle Health Decision Support System Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Uplink Analysis Tool G-Guidance Interface Design for Small Body Mission Simulation DSN Scheduling Engine Replacement Sequence of Events Generator Force-Control Algorithm for Surface Sampling Problem Reporting System Tool for Merging Proposals Into DSN Schedules Simulation of Stochastic Processes by Coupled ODE-PDE Genetic Algorithm Optimizes Q-LAW Control Parameters Quantum-Inspired Maximizer Mechanics & Machinery Improved Descent-Rate Limiting Mechanism Alignment-Insensitive Lower-Cost Telescope Architecture Miniature Latching Valve Micro-Resistojet for Small Satellites Using Piezoelectric Devices To Transmit Power Through Walls Low-Impact Mating System for Docking Spacecraft Semiconductors & ICs Radiation-Insensitive Inverse Majority Gates Electronics & Computers Charge-Control Unit for Testing Lithium-Ion Cells Spaceborne Processor Array Commercial Product Activation Using RFID Chromatic Modulator for a High-Resolution CCD or APS Instrumentation System Diagnoses a Thermocouple Cup Cylindrical Waveguide Antenna Cluster Inter-Spacecraft Communications Products Siemens PLM Software Hardware Compression Platform Video Imaging System Transmission Electron Microscope 5-Megapixel Camera Remote-Head Camera Machine Vision Cameras Digital Microscope Camera Network Camera Widescreen Operator Panel Large-Format MWIR Lens Imaging Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Articles Using Vision to Enable Robotic Random Bin Picking Applications Creating an Automated Brake Inspection System with Machine Vision Vision Sensors Simplify Automobile Seat Component Inspection Products High-Speed Video Camera Surface-Mount LED Motion Control Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Products Linear Bushings Rack-Mount Motion Controller Analog Input Modules Pressure Sensor Digital Motor Controller Pneumatic Mini Slide Brushless DC Motor Drive Torque Sensor Miniature Cable Brushless DC Motor Linear Stepper Motor Ceramic Piezo Motor Radio Touch Probe Turbo Pumps Linear Drive Stepper Motor Drive Anti-Backlash Assembly Incremental Rotary Encoder Push/Pull Switches Variable Frequency Drive Positioning Controller Encoder Interface Applications Matrox Helps Military Vehicles Get the Robotic Touch FARO Inspection Device Aids in Robot Calibration Articles Vision, Software Enhancements Advance Robots Understanding Robot Movements Through Kinematics View the discussion thread.