October 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - October 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 10 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 NASA Celebrates 50 Years 50 Years of Inspiration NASA’s First “A”: A Legacy of Aeronautics Innovations NASA Technology: The Next 50 Years America’s Premier Nano Engineering Event Who's Who Dr. Jonathan Trent, Bioengineering Research Scientist, Ames Research Center Application Briefs Powered by Lithium-Ion Batteries, NASA Spacecraft Explore Mars and the Moon NASA’s Next-Generation Space Suit Built for Orion Spacecraft Eye on Innovation The Brighter Side of Globalization for Manufacturers: New, Innovative Product Development Models Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Onboard Data Processor for Change-Detection Radar Imaging Mechanics & Machinery Tool for Inspecting Alignment of Twinaxial Connectors An ATP System for Deep-Space Optical Communication Polar Traverse Rover Instrument Information Sciences Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing Algorithm for Wavefront Sensing Using an Extended Scene XML-Based SHINE Knowledge Base Interchange Language SHINE Virtual Machine Model for In-flight Updates of Critical Mission Software Mars Image Collection Mosaic Builder Providing Internet Access to High-Resolution Mars Images Providing Internet Access to High-Resolution Lunar Images Expressions Module for the Satellite Orbit Analysis Program Virtual Satellite Small-Body Extensions for the Satellite Orbit Analysis Program (SOAP) Scripting Module for the Satellite Orbit Analysis Program (SOAP) Core Technical Capability Laboratory Management System MRO SOW Daily Script Object Recognition Using Feature-and Color-Based Methods Root Source Analysis/ValuStream™ — a Methodology for Identifying and Managing Risks Ensemble: an Architecture for Mission-Operations Software Materials CO₂ Sensors Based on Nanocrystalline SnO₂ Doped With CuO Coating Reduces Ice Adhesion Hybrid Multifoil Aerogel Thermal Insulation Manufacturing & Prototyping Making Superconducting Welds Between Superconducting Wires Method for Thermal Spraying of Coatings Using Resonant-Pulsed Combustion Physical Sciences DMAC and NMP as Electrolyte Additives for Li-Ion Cells Mass Spectrometer Containing Multiple Fixed Collectors Waveguide Harmonic Generator for the SIM Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator With Orthogonally Reconfigurable Filter Function Bimaterial Thermal Compensators for WGM Resonators Stable Calibration of Raman Lidar Water-Vapor Measurements On-Orbit Multi-Field Wavefront Control With a Kalman Filter Bio-Medical Detecting Phycocyanin-Pigmented Microbes in Reflected Light Expert System Control of Plant Growth in an Enclosed Space Electronics & Computers Virtualizing Physical Measurements Using Wireless Sensor Technology Improved Airborne System for Sensing Wildfires System for Measuring Flexing of a Large Spaceborne Structure VHF Wide-Band, Dual-Polarization Microstrip-Patch Antenna Using LDPC Code Constraints To Aid Recovery of Symbol Timing Integrated Formation Optical Communication and Estimation System The Interplanetary Overlay Networking Protocol Accelerator Products Products VIUscan™ Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Multichannel Monitor-Stabilizer for Injection-Locked Lasers Self-Quenching Single-Photon Detector Reducing Temperature Effects in Optical Resonator Sensors Applications Precision Prism Manufacturing — Art or Science? Articles Going Green in the Workplace with LEDs Products Product of the Month: IR Panoramic Camera Camera Processor Cameras with Auto and Averaging Features Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope Low Energy LEDs White LEDs MEMS 3D Micro-Mirrors Lighting-Class LEDs Wafer Processing Solution Thin Film PV Scribing System Laser Workstation Dual Hot Swap Controller Specimen Tracking System Multimedia Kit Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar Cells Process Laser Marker Motion Control Technology Articles Sensor Technology Leads Manufacturing into Predictive Maintenance Flexible Digital Servo Drives Speed Machine Control Design Applications QuickSilver Servo Motors Drive Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Motion Controller Simplifies Hydraulic Press Controls Maxon Drive Prevents Bottlenecks for Bottle Cap Maker Products Stepper Motor/Drive Conveyor Control Digital Motion Control Servo Drive MOSFSET Chipset Quadrature Encoder Load Actuator Linear Position Sensor Speed Regulator Servo Drive High Speed Motion Recorder Conveyor Brake DC Brush Gear Motor Parallel Gripper View the discussion thread.