December 1, 2009 NASA Tech Briefs - December 2009 - Vol. 33 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 Wireless Solutions Improve Communications and Productivity in Manufacturing Facilities Who's Who Starr Ginn, Deputy Branch Chief, Engineering Directorate, Aerostructures Branch, Dryden Flight Research Center Application Briefs Software Aids Design of Ares V Composite Shroud Structure Battery Will Provide Backup Power for Space Shuttles Eye on Innovation Infrared Zoom Moves Toward the Mainstream Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Reconfigurable, Bi-Directional Flexfet Level Shifter for Low- Power, Rad-Hard Integration Compact, Miniature MMIC Receiver Modules for an MMIC Array Spectrograph Magnetic-Field-Tunable Superconducting Rectifier Waveguide Transition for Submillimeter-Wave MMICs Information Sciences Stream Flow Prediction by Remote Sensing and Genetic Programming Low-Complexity Lossless and Near-Lossless Data Compression Technique for Multispectral Imagery Algorithm for Computing Particle/Surface Interactions Safety and Quality Training Simulator Rover Slip Validation and Prediction Algorithm Supply-Chain Optimization Template Quickly Approximating the Distance Between Two Objects Thermal Transport Model for Heat Sink Design Manufacturing & Prototyping Bonded Invar Clip Removal Using Foil Heaters Gratings Fabricated on Flat Surfaces and Reproduced on Non-Flat Substrates Fabricating Radial Groove Gratings Using Projection Photolithography Physical Sciences Detecting Phase Boundaries in Hard-Sphere Suspensions Using GPS to Detect Imminent Tsunamis Very-Long-Distance Remote Hearing and Vibrometry Method for Measuring the Volume-Scattering Function of Water Method of Heating a Foam-Based Catalyst Bed Small Deflection Energy Analyzer for Energy and Angular Distributions Polymeric Bladder for Storing Liquid Oxygen Pyrotechnic Simulator/Stray-Voltage Detector Inventions Utilizing Microfluidics and Colloidal Particles RuO₂ Thermometer for Ultra-Low Temperatures Ultra-Compact, High-Resolution LADAR System for 3D Imaging Dual-Channel Multi-Purpose Telescope Cryogenic Pupil Alignment Test Architecture for Aberrated Pupil Images Electronics & Computers A Deep Space Network Portable Radio Science Receiver Pilotless Frame Synchronization Using LDPC Code Constraints Modulation Based on Probability Density Functions Photonic Links for High-Performance Arraying of Antennas Video System for Viewing From a Remote or Windowless Cockpit Hardware-Efficient Monitoring of I/O Signals Spacesuit Data Display and Management System IEEE 1394 Hub With Fault Containment Ku Telemetry Modulator for Suborbital Radiometer on a Chip Measuring Luminescence Lifetime With Help of a DSP Products Products ASDX Series of silicon pressure sensors Imaging Technology Briefs Adaptive Morphological Feature-Based Object Classifier for a Color Imaging System Objective Lens Optimized for Wavefront Delivery, Pupil Imaging, and Pupil Ghosting CMOS Camera Array With Onboard Memory Processing Images of Craters for Spacecraft Navigation Articles Greg Olsen on Imaging, Space Science, and the Future of Engineering Applications High-Speed Vision Inspection for Sheet-Based Electronics Materials Products Industrial Videoscopes CMOS Camera Smart Camera System Polarization Camera Vision-Based Sensors Vision Sensors Remote-Head Camera Operator Console Recorder Imaging Software Motion Control Technology Articles Tips On Selecting Custom Gearmotors Intelligent Motor Control ICs Simplify System Design Applications Matrox Vision Software Aids Robotic Inspection of Turbines Siemens Processor Helps KUKA Boost Robot Productivity Products Stepper Motor and Driver/Controller Brushless DC Motor Stepper Motor with Chopper Drive Rotary Encoder Brushless AC Motor High-Voltage Amplifier Micromotor Stepper Drives View the discussion thread.