December 1, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs - December 2008 - Vol. 32 No. 12 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 Creating and Deploying a Drop-in Network Who's Who Garrett Reisman, Astronaut, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Application Briefs Coded Mask Instruments Key to HETE-2 Satellite’s Gamma-Ray Burst Discoveries System Provides Critical Communications Among Stennis Rocket Test Team Members Computational Fluid Dynamics Aids Aerospace Apps Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Logic Gates Made of N-Channel JFETs and Epitaxial Resistors Mechanics & Machinery Deployable Crew Quarters Nonventing, Regenerable, Lightweight Heat Absorber “Bootstrap” Configuration for Multistage Pulse-Tube Coolers Miniature High-Force, Long-Stroke SMA Linear Actuators Reducing Liquid Loss During Ullage Venting in Microgravity Demisable Reaction-Wheel Assembly Information Sciences Multibeam Altimeter Navigation Update Using Faceted Shape Model MODIS Atmospheric Data Handler Reducing Surface Clutter in Cloud Profiling Radar Data Specialized Color Function for Display of Signed Data Spatial and Temporal Low-Dimensional Models for Fluid Flow Materials Oxide Fiber Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Cells Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methane Progress Toward Making Epoxy/Carbon-Nanotube Composites Heterogeneous Superconducting Low-Noise Sensing Coils Predicting Properties of Unidirectional-Nanofiber Composites Software Distributing Data to Hand-Held Devices in a Wireless Network Converting EOS Data From HDF-EOS to netCDF HDF-EOS 2 and HDF-EOS 5 Compatibility Library HDF-EOS Web Server HDF-EOS 5 Validator XML DTD and Schemas for HDF-EOS Converting From XML to HDF-EOS Simulating Attitudes and Trajectories of Multiple Spacecraft Delivering Alert Messages to Members of a Work Force Manufacturing & Prototyping Sealing and External Sterilization of a Sample Container System for Removing Pollutants From Incinerator Exhaust Physical Sciences Accuracy versus Resolution in Analyzing System Errors Electronics & Computers Crew Activity Analyzer Spaceborne Hybrid-FPGA System for Processing FTIR Data FPGA Coprocessor for Accelerated Classification of Images SiC JFET Transistor Circuit Model for Extreme Temperature Range TDR Using Autocorrelation and Varying-Duration Pulses Update on Development of SiC Multi-Chip Power Modules Radio Ranging System for Guidance of Approaching Spacecraft Improved Short-Circuit Protection for Power Cells in Series Communication Limits Due to Photon-Detector Jitter Electromagnetically Clean Solar Arrays Ka-Band Transponder for Deep-Space Radio Science Replication of Space-Shuttle Computers in FPGAs and ASICs Products Products Model 3390 X-Ray Camera Imaging Technology Briefs Range Imaging Without Moving Parts Advanced Land Imager Assessment System Delivering Images for Mars Rover Science Planning Articles Interlaced Goes Digital: Combining Interlaced Sensors With a Digital Interface Products Digital Video Recorder FPGA Vision Platform CCTV Conversion Software Vision-Equipped Robots Smart Cameras Machine Vision Software Motion Control Technology Articles Flowmeters Are Not All Alike Mechanical Carbon Machine Parts Ease Liquid Handling Applications Computational Fluid Dynamics Aids Aerospace Apps Products Thin Motor Heavy-Duty Slide Hose Products Quick Reference Guide Ball Valve Digital Pump Drives Positioning Drive Rotary Stage Servo Drives Solenoid Valves Borst Adapters Linear Actuator Piezo Amplifier Module Linear Indexing Drive Motor Feedback System Motion Control Processor I/O Module View the discussion thread.