March 1, 2009 NASA Tech Briefs - March 2009 - Vol. 33 No. 3 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 Application Briefs Supercomputer Aids NASA’s Journey to the Moon and Mars Radiation Detection Hardware Part of Living With a Star Experiment Imaging Technique Improves Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals Who's Who Dr. Drake Deming, Senior Scientist, Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center Articles Lithium-Ion Batteries Fuel the Future of Automotive Design Life-Saving CPR Device Wins Create The Future Design Contest Making the Move to Digital in Machine Vision Tech Briefs Bio-Medical Continuous-Flow System Produces Medical-Grade Water Discrimination of Spore-Forming Bacilli Using spoIVA Physical Sciences Improved Instrument for Detecting Water and Ice in Soil Real-Time Detection of Dust Devils From Pressure Readings nBn Infrared Detector Containing Graded Absorption Layer Ultra-Broad-Band Optical Parametric Amplifier or Oscillator Atomic References for Measuring Small Accelerations Enhancing SERS by Means of Supramolecular Charge Transfer Particle-Image Velocimeter Having Large Depth of Field Improved Signal Chains for Readout of CMOS Imagers Improving 3D Wavelet-Based Compression of Hyperspectral Images Manufacturing & Prototyping Alternative Packaging for Back-Illuminated Imagers Diamond Machining of an Off-Axis Biconic Aspherical Mirror Laser Ablation Increases PEM/Catalyst Interfacial Area Software DSN Data Visualization Suite Symbolic Processing Combined With Model-Based Reasoning Spreadsheets for Analyzing and Optimizing Space Missions Processing Ocean Images To Detect Large Drift Nets Materials Polyimide/Glass Composite High-Temperature Insulation Damage Detection and Self-Repair in Inflatable/Deployable Structures Nanocomposite Strain Gauges Having Small TCRs Information Sciences Determining Surface Roughness in Urban Areas Using Lidar Data Presentation Extensions of the SOAP Error-Rate Bounds for Coded PPM on a Poisson Channel Biomorphic Multi-Agent Architecture for Persistent Computing Using Covariance Analysis To Assess Pointing Performance Mechanics & Machinery Quick-Connect Windowed Non-Stick Penetrator Tips for Rapid Sampling Prediction of B-Pillar Failure in Automobile Bodies Modeling Unsteady Cavitation and Dynamic Loads in Turbopumps Electronics & Computers Hamming and Accumulator Codes Concatenated With MPSK or QAM Hardware Implementation of Serially Concatenated PPM Decoder Biasable Subharmonic Membrane Mixer for 520 to 600 GHz Wide-Angle-Scanning Reflectarray Antennas Actuated by MEMS SOI CMOS Imager With Suppression of Cross-Talk Products Gold Series Panel PCs Video Recording Server HDTV Network Security Camera Thermal Imaging Camera CMOS Image Sensor Motorized Zoom Lens Open-Frame Monitors CCD Image Sensors Network IP Camera Gigabit Ethernet Cameras Embedded Technology LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD Subscribe to future issues. SUBSCRIBE Products 3D Stacked IC Technology (Esc Booth # 1535) On-Chip Debug Solutions (Esc Booth #1840) SMP Virtual Machine (Esc Booth #1610) Touchscreen Controller ICs (Esc Booth # 316) Bluetooth Modules (ESC Booth #1809) Reference Design Platform (ESC Booth #626) Micro-ATX Motherboard (ESC Booth #1940) Qseven Computer Module (ESC Booth #1223) STD Bus x86-Based SBC (ESC Booth #435) AC/DC Switching Power Supply (ESC Booth #1028 ) Applications Real-Time Data Distribution for Industrial Automation Systems Articles Increasing System Flexibility Using FPGAs StackableUSB™ Adapting PC Technology to the Embedded Market Using Virtualization to Secure Mobile Device Designs View the discussion thread.