July 1, 2009 NASA Tech Briefs - July 2009 - Vol. 33 No. 7 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 Advanced Technologies Will Help Hubble Yield More Remarkable Discoveries Advancing Technologies Harness the Power of Wind, Water, and the Sun Who's Who Dr. Scott Barthelmy, Research Scientist, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Application Briefs Laser Tracker Ensures Accurate Alignment of Ares I Components Tape Backup Systems Help NASA Archive Enterprise Data Eye on Innovation Three Steps to Cost Control: Addressing the Root Cause of Unexpected Product Costs Tech Briefs Mechanics & Machinery Inherently Ducted Propfans and Bi-Props Small, Lightweight, Collapsible Glove Box Steel Primer Chamber Assemblies for Dual Initiated Pyrovalves Aerial Deployment and Inflation System for Mars Helium Balloons Radial Halbach Magnetic Bearings Voice Coil Percussive Mechanism Concept for Hammer Drill Using Drained Spacecraft Propellant Tanks for Habitation Connecting Node Information Sciences A Software Rejuvenation Framework for Distributed Computing Kurtosis Approach to Solution of a Nonlinear ICA Problem Robust Software Architecture for Robots R4SA for Controlling Robots Bio-Inspired Neural Model for Learning Dynamic Models Evolutionary Computing Methods for Spectral Retrieval Monitoring Disasters by Use of Instrumented Robotic Aircraft Complexity for Survival of Living Systems Materials Silicon Nanowire Growth at Chosen Positions and Orientations Detecting Airborne Mercury by Use of Palladium Chloride Detecting Airborne Mercury by Use of Gold Nanowires Electrolytes for Low-Temperature Operation of Li-CFₓ Cells Software Terminal Descent Sensor Simulation Manufacturing & Prototyping Improved Blackbody Temperature Sensors for a Vacuum Furnace Thin-Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Novel Materials Containing Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Wrapped in Polymer Molecules Light-Curing Adhesive Repair Tapes Zinc Alloys for the Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices Physical Sciences Hail Monitor Sensor Dual Cryogenic Capacitive Density Sensor Wide-Range Temperature Sensors With High-Level Pulse Train Output A Robust Mechanical Sensing System for Unmanned Sea Surface Vehicles Nanowire Electron Scattering Spectroscopy Electron-Spin Filters Would Offer Spin Polarization >1 A Model for Predicting Thermoelectric Properties of Bi₂Te₃ Subcritical-Water Extraction of Organics From Solid Matrices Micro Electron MicroProbe and Sample Analyzer Electronics & Computers Miniature Six-Axis Load Sensor for Robotic Fingertip Wrap-Around Out-the-Window Sensor Fusion System Additive for Low-Temperature Operation of Li-(CF)n Cells Li/CFₓ Cells Optimized for Low-Temperature Operation Number Codes Readable by Magnetic-Field-Response Recorders Determining Locations by Use of Networks of Passive Beacons Optical Injection Locking of a VCSEL in an OEO Superconducting Hot-Electron Submillimeter-Wave Detector Measuring Multiple Resistances Using Single-Point Excitation Improved-Bandwidth Transimpedance Amplifier Products Products Data Acquisition Modules Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Integrated Miniature Arrays of Optical Biomolecule Detectors Inter-Symbol Guard Time for Synchronizing Optical PPM Applications Measuring the Color and Appearance of Special-Effect Paint Articles Wafer Level Camera Technology Products Product of the Month: Mini Fiber Laser Transmitter Digital High-Speed Camera Line Scan Camera Illumination Design Software Thru-Beam Sensors Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope PbSe Thermal Imaging Array Laser Diode Controller Fiber Coupled Laser Modules Embedded Technology Articles OpenVPX Secure Software Flashing Cloud Computing: What Are the Networking Implications? Applications The Physics of Failure: Predicting Reliability in Electronic Components Products VMEbus Processing Blade AC/DC Switching Power Supply Touch Screen Panel PC Single-Board RIO High-Speed Development Tool Wireless Ethernet Port Adapters Standalone LXI Digitizers Embedded Database 512Mb SDRAM Computer-On-Module Panel Mount Computer Easy Release Thermal Gap Pads View the discussion thread.