January 1, 2009 NASA Tech Briefs - January 2009 - Vol. 33 No. 1 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 CAD Tools: Breaking Barriers Who's Who Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Director, John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH Application Briefs Connectors Provide Signal Reliability for Mars Science Laboratory Wireless Video Surveillance System Secures Aircraft Tech Briefs Semiconductors & ICs Submillimeter-Wave Amplifier Module With Integrated Waveguide Transitions Economical Implementation of a Filter Engine in an FPGA Mechanics & Machinery Alternative OTEC Scheme for a Submarine Robot Utilizing Ocean Thermal Energy in a Submarine Robot Fuel-Cell Power Systems Incorporating Mg-Based H₂ Generators Information Sciences High-Performance Algorithm for Solving the Diagnosis Problem Efficient Method for Optimizing Placement of Sensors Truncation Depth Rule-of-Thumb for Convolutional Codes Materials Gadolinia-Doped Ceria Cathodes for Electrolysis of CO2 Manufacturing & Prototyping Improved Joining of Metal Components to Composite Structures Machined Titanium Heat-Pipe Wick Structure Physical Sciences Small CO₂ Sensors Operate at Lower Temperature Effects of Temperature on Polymer/Carbon Chemical Sensors Tele-Supervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet CGH Figure Testing of Aspherical Mirrors in Cold Vacuums Silicon Microleaks for Inlets of Mass Spectrometers Series-Coupled Pairs of Silica Microresonators Bio-Medical Sensitive, Rapid Detection of Bacterial Spores Adenosine Monophosphate-Based Detection of Bacterial Spores Electronics & Computers The Radio Frequency Health Node Wireless Sensor System Synthesis of Submillimeter Radiation for Spectroscopy Generating Ka-Band Signals Using an X-Band Vector Modulator 100-GHz Phase Switch/Mixer Containing a Slot-Line Transition SiC Optically Modulated Field-Effect Transistor Products Products ML7 BGS sensors Photonics West Exhibitor Preview Photonics Tech Briefs Briefs Metrology System for a Large, Somewhat Flexible Telescope Formation Flying of Components of a Large Space Telescope Laser Metrology Heterodyne Phase-Locked Loop Precise Stabilization of the Optical Frequency of WGMRs Spatial Modulation Improves Performance in CTIS Applications Measuring LED and Solid State Lighting Performance Articles Micromachining with Lasers Embedded Technology Articles Deciphering the New SUMIT™ Specification Applying Cognitive Memory to Pattern Recognition Direct Spray Liquid Cooling Systems Applications Designing Backplanes for Rugged COTS Applications Products Software Radio PMC Module PC/104 Single Board Computer Graphical Programming Software VPX/CompactPCI Hybrid Backplane Toggle Switch Reconfigurable FPGA AMC Module CompactPCI Power Supplies 512Mb TSOPII SDRAM Voltage Controlled Oscillator Conductive Epoxy With Applicator 1RU Servers RF Communications Toolkit Software View the discussion thread.