August 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - August 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 8 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 NASA Probes Gather Solar Information Spacecraft Leak Detection System Uses Ultrasonic Sensors Who's Who Bill Thigpen, Engineering Branch Chief of NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing Division Articles Three Strategies for Building Efficient Test Systems Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Using Electronic Noses To Detect Tumors During Neurosurgery Producing Newborn Synchronous Mammalian Cells Physical Sciences Two-Camera Acquisition and Tracking of a Flying Target Smaller, Lower-Power Fast-Neutron Scintillation Detectors Particle-Charge Spectrometer Rotationally Vibrating Electric-Field Mill Estimating Hardness From the USDC Tool-Bit Temperature Rise Manufacturing & Prototyping Fabricating Large-Area Sheets of Single-Layer Graphene by CVD Heat Transfer Analysis for Optimizing Solar Cell Casting Equipment Materials Precipitation-Strengthened, High-Temperature, High-Force Shape Memory Alloys Heat-Storage Modules Containing LiNO₃•3H₂O and Graphite Foam Information Sciences Visual Data Analysis for Satellites A Data Type for Efficient Representation of Other Data Types Providing Goal-Based Autonomy for Commanding a Spacecraft Optimal Planning and Problem-Solving Attitude-Control Algorithm for Minimizing Maneuver Execution Errors Grants Document-Generation System Automated Production of Movies on a Cluster of Computers Mechanics & Machinery Dynamic Method For Identifying Collected Sample Mass Improved Relief Valve Would Be Less Susceptible to Failure Using Composite Materials in a Cryogenic Pump Safety Modification of Cam-and-Groove Hose Coupling FIDO-Class Development Rover Semiconductors & ICs Lower-Dark-Current, Higher-Blue-Response CMOS Imagers Electronics & Computers Hand-Held Ultrasonic Instrument for Reading Matrix Symbols Customizable Digital Receivers for Radar Broadband Microstrip-to-Coplanar Strip Double-Y Balun A Topographical Lidar System for Terrain-Relative Navigation Electronic Switch Arrays for Managing Microbattery Arrays Programmable Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker and Tester Support for Diagnosis of Custom Computer Hardware Tone-Based Command of Deep Space Probes Using Ground Antennas Products iMonitor 2.0 Motion Control Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Products Linear Positioning Stage Piezo Motor Variable Frequency Drive Linear Positioning Stage Brushless DC Motor Infrared camera Motion Control Software Encoder Multi-Rib Belt Applications Cognex Machine Vision System Helps Meister Reduce Part Defects IDS Camera Automates Inspection Articles Selecting the Optimal Vision Equipment to Meet Automation Needs Machine Vision Advances Benefit Motion Applications Vision Advances Improve Optical Inspection Topics: View the discussion thread.