September 1, 2009 NASA Tech Briefs - September 2009 - Vol. 33 No. 9 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 Awards 2008 Software of the Year Industrial PCs Offer Configurable System Options and Quad-Core Performance Who's Who Dr. Gerard Holzmann, Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Reliable Software, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Application Briefs Micro-Molded Spacers Protect Thermal Insulation of Cryogenic Propellants Lenses Monitor Hubble Space Telescope Servicing in Orbit Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Parallel-Processing CMOS Circuitry for M-QAM and 8PSK TCM Circuit for Driving Piezoelectric Transducers Board Saver for Use With Developmental FPGAs Digital Synchronizer Without Metastability Mechanics & Machinery Micro-Horn Arrays for Ultrasonic Impedance Matching Improved Controller for a Three-Axis Piezoelectric Stage Information Sciences Rate-Compatible LDPC Codes With Linear Minimum Distance Minimizing Input-to-Output Latency in Virtual Environment PrimeSupplier Cross-Program Impact Analysis and Supplier Stability Indicator Simulation Model Integrated Planning for Telepresence With Time Delays Gaussian and Lognormal Models of Hurricane Gust Factors Materials Large-Format Carbon Nanotube Sheets Fabricated With Chemical Vapor Deposition Filtering Water by Use of Ultrasonically Vibrated Nanotubes Improvements in Production of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Progress Toward Sequestering Carbon Nanotubes in PmPV Functionalizing CNTs for Making Epoxy/CNT Composites Fluoroester Co-Solvents for Low-Temperature Li⁺ Cells Improved Aerogel Vacuum Thermal Insulation Using Volcanic Ash To Remove Dissolved Uranium and Lead Software Computer Code for Nanostructure Simulation Manufacturing & Prototyping High-Efficiency Artificial Photosynthesis Using a Novel Alkaline Membrane Cell Silicon Wafer-Scale Substrate for Microshutters and Detector Arrays Physical Sciences Dynamic Self-Locking of an OEO Containing a VCSEL Nonlinear Thermal Compensators for WGM Resonators Internal Water Vapor Photoacoustic Calibration Electronics & Computers Two-Stage Variable Sample-Rate Conversion System Estimating Transmitted-Signal Phase Variations for Uplink Array Antennas Differential InP HEMT MMIC Amplifiers Embedded in Waveguides Compact, Low-Overhead, MIL-STD-1553B Controller Battery Cell Voltage Sensing and Balancing Using Addressable Transformers Products Products Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Photonics Tech Briefs Applications Disk Lasers in the Photovoltaic Industry Articles Comparing Emissivity Evaluation Methods for Infrared Sources Products Product of the Month: Continuous Wave DPSS Ruby Laser Custom Light Guide Capabilities High-Speed Video Camera Camera Link® Cable Assemblies Laser Diode Driver Power Switches and Injectors Optical Interconnects Optical Design Software Optical-to-Electrical Converter 561nm, 150 mW CW DPSS Laser Imaging Technology Briefs Mid-Infrared Reflectance Imaging of Thermal-Barrier Coatings Improving the Visible and Infrared Contrast Ratio of Microshutter Arrays Improved Scanners for Microscopic Hyperspectral Imaging Articles Choosing the Right Camera for Thermography Projects Digital Video Recording and Analysis With Laser Targeting Products Color Sensors Digital 3D Cameras Vision Software Metrology Systems Visual Inspection and Measurement Software Graphics Processing Boards Camera Link Video Splitter CMOS Cameras Single-Board Cameras High-Speed Cameras Widescreen Operator Interfaces Fixed-Mount Reader Camera System Display Panels Embedded Technology Articles Understanding Complex-Domain, Floating-Point DSPs Distributing a Simulink® Model Across Multiple Heterogeneous Processors Developing a Tactical Switch Router for Rugged Ethernet Applications Applications Using Real-World Methodologies to Calculate SSD Usable Life Products Stackable USB Host Microcontroller Portable Netbook Computer Oscilloscopes and Analyzers ANSI C Compiler Synchronous Ethernet Devices SODIMM Socket Memory Module Transceiver System-on-Chip Software Tech Briefs Briefs Qualifying Software for Nuclear-Safety-Related Calculations Acoustic Structure Interactions Analysis of Transient Electric Dipole Spacecraft Station-Keeping Trajectory and Mission Design Tools Integrated Modeling of Spacecraft Touch-And-Go SamplingIntegrated Modeling of Spacecraft Touch-And-Go Sampling Simulation of Attitude and Trajectory Dynamics and Control of Multiple Spacecraft Port-O-Sim Object Simulation Application Efficient Model-Based Diagnosis Engine FPGA Boot Loader and Scrubber DSN Simulator Proton Upset Monte Carlo Simulation Using Thermal Radiation in Detection of Negative Obstacles Planning Flight Paths of Autonomous Aerobots Tracking Debris Shed by a Space-Shuttle Launch Vehicle Oxygen Generation System Laptop Bus Controller Flight Software Estimating Thruster Impulses From IMU and Doppler Data Cliffbot Maestro Monitoring and Controlling an Underwater Robotic Arm Digital Camera Control for Faster Inspection Reaction Wheel Disturbance Model Extraction Software — RWDMES Evolvable Neural Software System Conical-Domain Model for Estimating GPS Ionospheric Delays Complex Event Recognition Architecture Interactive, Automated Management of Icing Data Prediction of Launch Vehicle Ignition Overpressure and Liftoff Acoustics LDPC-PPM Coding Scheme for Optical Communication TurboTech Technical Evaluation Automated System Geospatial Authentication Perl Modules for Constructing Iterators Robot Vision Library Relay Sequence Generation Software Tropical Cyclone Information System Dynamic Hurricane Data Analysis Tool Group Capability Model XML Translator for Interface Descriptions XVD Image Display Program Mars Science Laboratory Workstation Test Set GlastCam: A Telemetry-Driven Spacecraft Visualization Tool Telemetry-Enhancing Scripts Computing Bounds on Resource Levels for Flexible Plans Mission Operations and Navigation Toolkit Environment Extensible Infrastructure for Browsing and Searching Abstracted Spacecraft Data Lossless Compression of Data Into Fixed-Length Packets Video-Game-Like Engine for Depicting Spacecraft Trajectories Analog Input Data Acquisition Software MSLICE Science Activity Planner for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission Alert Notification System Router MAGIC: Model and Graphic Information Converter Lossless Compression of Classification-Map Data Policy-Based Management Natural Language Parser Framework for ReSTful Web Services in OSGi Data Management Applications for the Service Preparation Subsystem View the discussion thread.