November 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - November 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 11 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 Industry Update: Analysis & Simulation Software Who's Who Robert W. Moorehead, Director of Space Flight Systems, John H. Glenn Research Center Application Briefs Position Sensors Help Cameras Focus on Mars Devices Execute Critical Separations for Phoenix Lander Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Vertical Isolation for Photodiodes in CMOS Imagers Mechanics & Machinery Deep-Sea Hydrothermal-Vent Sampler Mars Rocket Propulsion System Two-Stage Passive Vibration Isolator Improved Thermal Design of a Compression Mold Enhanced Pseudo-Waypoint Guidance for Spacecraft Maneuvers Information Sciences Converting From DDOR SASF to APF Converting From CVF to AAF Documenting AUTOGEN and APGEN Model Files Sequence History Update Tool MRO DKF Post-Processing Tool MRO Sequence Checking Tool Science Activity Planner for the MER Mission UAVSAR Flight-Planning System Schema for Spacecraft-Command Dictionary Self-Adjusting Hash Tables for Embedded Flight Applications Efficient Algorithm for Rectangular Spiral Search Algorithm-Based Fault Tolerance Integrated With Replication Targeting and Localization for Mars Rover Operations Terrain-Adaptive Navigation Architecture An Efficient Reachability Analysis Algorithm Materials Quench Crucibles Reinforced With Metal Adjustable Membrane Mirrors Incorporating G-Elastomers High-Temperature Crystal-Growth Cartridge Tubes Made by VPS Hall-Effect Thruster Utilizing Bismuth as Propellant Coated Glass for Transparent Heating Elements Method of Cross-Linking Aerogels Using a One-Pot Reaction Scheme Software Extraction and Analysis of Display Data Rig Diagnostic Tools Manufacturing & Prototyping Templates for Deposition of Microscopic Pointed Structures Physical Sciences Altimetry Using GPS-Reflection/Occultation Interferometry Thermally Driven Josephson Effect Determining Concentration of Nanoparticles From Ellipsometry Gold Nanoparticle Labels Amplify Ellipsometric Signals Perturbation Effects on a Supercritical C₇H₁₆/N₂ Mixing Layer Electronics & Computers Digital Phase Meter for a Laser Heterodyne Interferometer Advanced Precipitation Radar Antenna To Measure Rainfall From Space Vision System Measures Motions of Robot and External Objects Wide-Band Radar for Measuring Thickness of Sea Ice L-Band Transmit/Receive Module for Phase-Stable Array Antennas Microwave Power Combiner/Switch Utilizing a Faraday Rotator Compact Low-Loss Planar Magic-T Next Generation Flight Controller Trainer System Quasi-Optical Transmission Line for 94-GHz Radar Using Pipelined XNOR Logic to Reduce SEU Risks in State Machines Combined GMSK Communications and PN Ranging Network-Attached Solid-State Recorder Architecture System-Level Integration of Mass Memory Products Products ATEasy 7.0 Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Low-Resolution Raman-Spectroscopy Combustion Thermometry Phase Matching of Diverse Modes in a WGM Resonator Microwave-to-Optical Conversion in WGM Resonators Wide-Band Microwave Receivers Using Photonic Processing WGM Resonators for Terahertz-to-Optical Frequency Conversion Temperature Sensors Based on WGM Optical Resonators Four-Pass Coupler for Laser-Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Varying the Divergence of Multiple Parallel Laser Beams Applications Tactile Feedback for Touch-input Devices Articles Simultaneous Ultra Fast Framing and Streak Imaging Products DUV-VIS Light Source LED Backlighting Ti:Sapphire Oscillator Glass Molding Press Optical Tweezing Fiber Laser Multi-Wavelength Laser Combiner Optical Design Software Design and Analysis Software Transparent Conductive Coatings Optical Engineering Software High-Power Light Engines Wireless Accelerometer Light Metrology Software NIR/SWIR Cameras for Unmanned Vehicles Ruggedized Lenses Thermal Imaging Camera Near IR Joulemeters and Radiometers 16 Channel Framing Camera LED Driver Modules Chip-On-Board Illuminance Sensor Condensation Cured Silicone CMOS High-Speed Camera Embedded Technology Articles Using RFID to Protect System Firmware Board Versus Box: The Age-Old DAQ Dilemma Adopting Aerospace Development and Verification Standards for Software Applications Seven Practical Steps for Designing Networking Enclosures Products VME NAS RAID Blade Ultra-Wide Input DC-DC Converters 32-bit Microcontrollers Network Analysis Software Software Radio PMC Modules Compact Embedded Computer Ethernet Protocol Analyzer View the discussion thread.