Sample records for caltech aerospace award

  1. 77 FR 27833 - Requirements for Recognizing the Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering Award

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-11

    ...the Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering Award AGENCY: Office...Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering) Award...Criteria 1. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have...

  2. The Aerospace Corporation 2009 Communication Satellite Systems

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    Low, Steven H.

    © The Aerospace Corporation 2009 Communication Satellite Systems Trends and Network Aspects Paul://www.aero.org/ Lee Center, Caltech 13 April 2009 #12;22 Communication Satellites · Brief History by Decade · Trends: ­ Communication Satellites, fifth edition, by D. Martin, P. Anderson, L. Bartamian, Aerospace / AIAA Press, 2006

  3. 78 FR 13743 - Requirements for the Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-28

    ...and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering (RAISE) Award...innovative thinking in aerospace science and engineering. With this...Aviation & Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering) Award will...students must be U.S. citizens or [[Page 13744

  4. Caltech Micromachining Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Entirely different and exotic machining techniques are required for creating microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other extremely small devices. The Caltech Micromachining Laboratory maintains this archive of research highlights and papers on its homepage, including a paper on a MEMS-driven flapping wing for a palm-sized aerial vehicle.

  5. Dear alumni and friends of Caltech, The impact of the work done in Caltech's

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    by Luba Lukova; 4, 5 ­ JPL/Caltech; 6 ­ United Technolo- gies Research Center, Acclaim Images; 7 ­ Caltech/ Einstein Papers Project; 8, 9 ­ Caltech/Sternberg Laboratory; 10 ­ NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/ DLR/IDA, NASA Library, UCLA; 26 ­ Caltech Archives; 27 ­ Lance hayashida; 30, 31 ­ iStock.com; 33 ­ NASA; 35 ­ Caltech

  6. Limitless Horizons. Careers in Aerospace

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lewis, M. H.

    1980-01-01

    A manual is presented for use by counselors in career guidance programs. Pertinent information is provided on choices open in aerospace sciences, engineering, and technology. Accredited institutions awarding degrees in pertinent areas are listed as well as additional sources of aerospace career information. NASA's role and fields of interest are emphasized.

  7. Caltech: Experimental Petrology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Caltech website discusses the work of the Ed Stolper, Peter Wyllie, George Rossman, and Paul Asimow groups in the Geological and Planetary Sciences Department. Under Paul Asimow's link, educators and students can find tutorials and applets dealing with phase equilibria. Edward Stolper provides illustrations and descriptions of his current research which includes experimental and theoretical studies of mantle melting and analyses of oxygen isotope ratios of ocean island volcanoes. George Rossman offers information on his many mineralogy research projects. The website features links to the Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project, the Experimental Petrology Facilities, and the Mineral Spectroscopy Homepage. Researchers can find lists of publications and information on conferences.

  8. Revised: 1/2009 THE CALTECH ARCHIVES

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    Revised: 1/2009 THE CALTECH ARCHIVES APPLICATION FOR ACCESS TO ARCHIVAL MATERIALS NAME (PLEASE in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech Archives"), I agree to the following: 1. I without first obtaining the written permission of the Caltech Archives. 2. The Caltech Archives makes

  9. Caltech's Contribution to Environmental Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Budiansky, Stephen; Miller, Stanton

    1981-01-01

    Reviews the environmental research of the California Institute of Technology. Caltech's environmental quality laboratory brings together scientists, engineers, and economists to tackle interdisciplinary problems that have implications for public policy. (Author/CO)

  10. Aerospace Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents materials on aerospace safety. Topics include hazard communications, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fall protection, PPE, firefighting and bloodborne pathogens.

  11. Security Procedures Caltech Campus Security Dispatch

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Security Procedures Caltech Campus Security Dispatch: 5000 (from any Caltech phone) or (626) 395-5000 (from any phone) When emergencies arise, contact Caltech Campus Security MEDICAL If someone experiences a medical emergency: · Remain calm · Notify Campus Security Dispatch · Do NOT move victim EARTHQUAKE When

  12. The Caltech Political Military Exercise.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Munger, E. S.; And Others

    The Caltech political military exercise (PME) is a game in which players assume roles of leaders of various countries and attempt to act as they think these leaders would in a time of international crises. The main purposes of the exercise are (1) to provide students with an experience in crisis diplomacy and policy formation, and (2) to provide a…

  13. Caltech: Computing + Mathematical Sciences (CMS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) features "the interwoven fields of applied and computational mathematics." Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the group's work draws on modeling, analysis, algorithm development, and simulation to address problems arising in the pure sciences and engineering. Students and faculty explore the mathematical properties of systems in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, materials science, fluid mechanics, and other disciplines. At the time of this report, the section offering Technical Reports was still under development. However, some of the individual researchers have links to websites (within the People section) with a list of publications, some of which are available to download free of charge. Abstracts of Colloquia at Caltech also provide the visitor an overview of topics that interest this group of researchers.

  14. Aerospace Systems

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This pdf contains a syllabus for a course on aerospace systems as part of the Aerospace Technology Program. This course covers an introduction to expendable and reusable Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) systems including hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, propulsion, mechanical, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support Systems). How systems interact with computer and data acquisition systems is also covered.

  15. Aerospace America

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Selected articles from the current issue of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' journal Aerospace America are now available free online. The journal is intended for those in the aviation and defense industries.

  16. FacultyofAerospaceEngineering Aerospace Masterweeks

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    Lindken, Ralph

    faster. The technological demands of larger wind turbines, wind farms, integration in the electricity and maintenance · Design of offshore support structures · Modelling and optimisation of soil mechanics and mooringFacultyofAerospaceEngineering Aerospace Masterweeks Aerospace Engineering & European Wind Energy

  17. Aerospace Medicine

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Davis, Jeffrey R.

    2006-01-01

    This abstract describes the content of a presentation for ground rounds at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The presentation contains three sections. The first describes the history of aerospace medicine beginning with early flights with animals. The second section of the presentation describes current programs and planning for future missions. The third section describes the medical challenges of exploration missions.

  18. Aerospace gerontology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Comfort, A.

    1982-01-01

    The relevancy of gerontology and geriatrics to the discipline of aerospace medicine is examined. It is noted that since the shuttle program gives the facility to fly passengers, including specially qualified older persons, it is essential to examine response to acceleration, weightlessness, and re-entry over the whole adult lifespan, not only its second quartile. The physiological responses of the older person to weightlessness and the return to Earth gravity are reviewed. The importance of the use of the weightless environment to solve critical problems in the fields of fundamental gerontology and geriatrics is also stressed.

  19. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ MAHLI at Gale Crater

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    Rhoads, James

    NASA/JPL-Caltech/ MSSS MAHLI at Gale Crater: Science and Science- Enabling Activities Michelle E. Minitti ­ #12;NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS Target: Gale Crater Purpose: Habitability #12;Physical Stratigraphy Sol 467 Mastcam Right mosaic, Mt. Sharp NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #12;Mineralogical

  20. The Aerospace Age. Aerospace Education I.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, J. C.

    This book is written for use only in the Air Force ROTC program and cannot be purchased on the open market. The book describes the historical development of aerospace industry. The first chapter contains a brief review of the aerospace environment and the nature of technological changes brought by the aerospace revolution. The following chapter…

  1. Personnel Memoranda Employees' Guide to Caltech

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    Faraon, Andrei

    prohibits Caltech employees from offering or giving gratuities to any employee of the government with the intention of obtaining favorable treatment under a government contract or grant. The government may infer of accepting a gratuity when you are involved in any phase of procurement. Problem Resolution Policy

  2. QUB MAE Silver Dept Application -Submitted 28Nov2011.Doc 1 Athena SWAN Silver Department Award Application

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    Müller, Jens-Dominik

    QUB MAE Silver Dept Application - Submitted 28Nov2011.Doc 1 Athena SWAN Silver Department Award.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/ Date of university Bronze and/or Silver SWAN award: Silver Award in 2007 Bronze Award in 2010 Level of award applied for: Silver #12;QUB MAE Silver Dept Application - Submitted 28Nov2011.Doc 2 Contents . 1

  3. The Caltech Multi-Vehicle Wireless Testbed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lars Cremean; William B. Dunbar; Dave van Gogh; Jason Hickey; Eric Klavins; Jason Meltzer; Richard M. Murray

    2002-01-01

    We introduce the Caltech Multi-Vehicle Wireless Testbed (MVWT), a platform for testing decentralized control methodologies for multiple vehicle coordination and formation stabilization. The testbed consists of eight mobile vehicles, an overhead vision system that provides GPS-like state information and wireless Ethernet for communications. Each vehicle rests on omni-directional casters and is powered by two high-performance ducted fans. Thus, a unique

  4. Repurposing the Caltech Robinson Hall Coelostat

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Treffers, Richard R.; Loisos, G.; Ubbelohde, M.; Douglas, S.; Martinez, M.

    2013-01-01

    We describe the repurposing of the historic coelostat atop Caltech’s Robinson Hall for building lighting, public education and scientific research. The coelostat was originally part of George Ellery Hale’s vision of the Astrophysical Laboratory on the Caltech campus in 1932. The coelostat, designed by Russell Porter, has a 36 inch diameter primary mirror a 30 inch diameter secondary mirror and provides a 24 inch un-vignetted beam of sunlight into the building. Although constructed in the 1930s, due to wartime pressures and other projects, it was used only briefly in the 1970s and never fully realized. Recently Robinson Hall has been fully renovated to house the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science. The coelostat operation was modernized replacing the old motors and automating all the motions. Each morning, if the weather cooperates, the dome slit opens, the mirrors configured and sunlight pours into the building. The beam of sunlight is divided into three parts. One part goes into a refracting telescope which projects a ten inch diameter of the sun onto a ground glass screen visible to the public. A second fraction is distributed to fiber optic fixtures that illuminate some of the basement rooms. The final fraction goes into two laboratories where it is used in experiments monitoring trace constituents of our atmosphere and for solar catalysis experiments. The instrument as originally conceived required at least two human operators. Now it is fully automatic and doing real science

  5. International aerospace STI

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Harrison, Laurie; Lahr, Thomas

    1993-01-01

    A brief discussion is presented of the use being made by the American R&D community of international aerospace scientific and technical information (STI). The incorporation of international STI into the NASA Aerospace Database is addressed.

  6. Caltech-MIT/ Voting Technology Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In light of the 2000 presidential election controversy and troubles with voting in Florida, the Caltech/ MIT Voting Technology Project (VTP) was formed to evaluate election systems to prevent these problems from recurring. Several studies and press releases by the VTP are documented on its home page, including one that found a "35% improvement in Florida's voting technology" for the 2002 election, as compared to past primaries. A detailed report is also presented that examines the current state of voting systems in the US and considers possible improvements.

  7. Caltech Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Caltech Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) program provides training in mathematics, dynamics, and control, applied in the areas of science and engineering. The website describes the program's theoretical and applied research. It provides links to websites of selected multi-investigator projects such as Software Enabled Control (DARPA), Institute for Quantum Information (NSF), Quantum Communication Networks (MURI), Center for Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (CIT, NSF), and Adaptive Ocean Sampling Network (ONR). Information on seminars and meetings as well as some older technical reports are also archived online.

  8. Caltech Policy on Computer Ethics Revised: October 5, 1995

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    Greer, Julia R.

    Caltech Policy on Computer Ethics Revised: October 5, 1995 Caltech provides computer resources of other Institute property, faculty, staff, and students who use campus computing resources should of electronic communications; violations of computer security systems; unauthorized use of accounts access codes

  9. Supercomputing in Aerospace

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kutler, Paul; Yee, Helen

    1987-01-01

    Topics addressed include: numerical aerodynamic simulation; computational mechanics; supercomputers; aerospace propulsion systems; computational modeling in ballistics; turbulence modeling; computational chemistry; computational fluid dynamics; and computational astrophysics.

  10. Architectural disruption in aerospace

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    Ashworth, Geoffrey (Geoffrey John)

    2009-01-01

    Distinctive technology and customer / supplier relationships are currently the primary sources of competitive advantage in the Aerospace industry. Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) requirements represent a significant ...

  11. Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The California Institute of Technology Library System and the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory provides the Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports Web site. Visitors will find access to technical reports by browsing the categorized sets from the Center for Research on the Prevention of Natural Disasters, Dynamics Laboratory, Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Soil Mechanics Laboratory, as well as the section entitled Policy Documents. The materials can also be viewed by year (going back to 1952) or fully searched to gain access to the full-text reports, which include offerings like Impact of Seismic Risk on Lifetime Property Values. Although the topics covered are somewhat limited on the site, those interested will appreciate the well organized and informative resources provided.

  12. Aerospace Tests and Measurements

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This pdf contains a syllabus for a course on aerospace tests and measurements as part of the Aerospace Technology Program. Topics include an introduction to quality, inspection systems and planning, reading engineering drawings, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, graphical inspection analysis, common measuring tools and measurements, and plate inspection methods.

  13. AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL ANNUAL REPORT FOR 20! 3 #12;. #12;NASA AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY) is pleased to submit the ASAP Annual Report for 2013 to the U.S. Congress and to the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This report is based on the Panel's 2013 fact

  14. Alloys for aerospace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Tuominen; C. Wojcik

    1995-01-01

    Aerospace industries require special allows with many properties tailored to meet specific needs. Prerequisites include clean melting techniques to maintain low impurity levels, tight control of alloy chemistry, and the analytical capability to characterize the product. Teledyne Wah Chang (TWC) produces specially refractory metals, including zirconium, hafnium, titanium, niobium and vanadium, which are essential components of many aerospace alloys. Alloys

  15. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Three Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy is the John E. Goode, Jr. Professor of Aerospace and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director.E. (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras in 1981, Sc.M. in Engineering and Applied

  16. Teaching the Methodology of Computational Science at Caltech

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Djorgovski, S. G.

    2014-12-01

    I will describe some of our experiences in designing and teaching a graduate level curriculum on the methodologies of computational science at Caltech, and offer some opinions on the subject in a broader context of the transformation of the academia.

  17. Tests using the Globus "gsiftp" tool between Caltech and Argonne

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    1999 Introduction Measurements of throughput on the WAN from Caltech/CACR to Argonne/MCS were made.cacr.caltech.edu", the Argonne machine an Origin 2000 "denali.mcs.anl.gov". The TCP window size for the tests was set using (denali.mcs.anl.gov): traceroute to denali.mcs.anl.gov (140.221.9.116), 30 hops max, 20 byte packets 1

  18. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism verification of physics-based prognosis of mechanical damage, such as fatigue. The proposed experimental methodology includes multi-resolution in-situ mechanical testing, advanced imaging analysis, and mechanism

  19. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Plasma Actuators for Aerodynamic Flow Control Abstract Plasma actuators have become very popular in aerodynamic flow control research over the last) or thermal (Joule heating) although there is some unavoidable overlap between these mechanisms. Interest

  20. Dynamics of aerospace vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmidt, David K.

    1991-01-01

    Papers on the following subjects are presented: (1) multivariable flight control synthesis and literal robustness analysis for an aeroelastic vehicles; (2) numerical and literal aeroelastic-vehicle-model reduction for feedback control synthesis; and (3) dynamics of aerospace vehicles.

  1. Aerospace Manufacturing Education (AME)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The NSF funded Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project's mission is to "develop and disseminate curricula modules to enhance manufacturing technician and engineering programs in higher education with relevant aerospace manufacturing examples." The project is developing curricula modules to prepare manufacturing technology practitioners for the aerospace industry and increase the number of interested candidates for aerospace manufacturing jobs. Curricula modules are being developed and used by two-year colleges for student education and by industry for in-house training of employees. Visitors will find the downloadable curriculum modules (after a quick and free registration form) on the left side of the homepage, as well as further info about the project, its partners, and advisors.

  2. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Spall fracture is an important failure mode in metallic, the misorientation across adjacent grains, the presence of an incoherent twin boundary or a terminated twin at a GB

  3. Introduction to Aerospace

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PowerPoint Slideshow from SpaceTEC® Certification Readiness Course offers a general introduction to the aerospace industry. Nineteen slides provide an overview of necessary worker knowledge including the challenges faced by the U.S. Aerospace program, a very brief history of the space industry including an overview of rocketry principles and mechanics, effects on humans of working in space, expectations and skills needed, as well as an outline of the ethical and work requirements for aerospace employees. Although there are no national credentials needed to work in this industry, the presentation outlines a comprehensive exam which is available through SpaceTEC®. This would be an useful resource for any high school, college or technical school student needing an overview of the aerospace or aeronautics fields.

  4. Aerospace bibliography, seventh edition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Blashfield, J. F. (compiler)

    1983-01-01

    Space travel, planetary probes, applications satellites, manned spaceflight, the impacts of space exploration, future space activities, astronomy, exobiology, aeronautics, energy, space and the humanities, and aerospace education are covered.

  5. Environmentally regulated aerospace coatings

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morris, Virginia L.

    1995-01-01

    Aerospace coatings represent a complex technology which must meet stringent performance requirements in the protection of aerospace vehicles. Topcoats and primers are used, primarily, to protect the structural elements of the air vehicle from exposure to and subsequent degradation by environmental elements. There are also many coatings which perform special functions, i.e., chafing resistance, rain erosion resistance, radiation and electric effects, fuel tank coatings, maskants, wire and fastener coatings. The scheduled promulgation of federal environmental regulations for aerospace manufacture and rework materials and processes will regulate the emissions of photochemically reactive precursors to smog and air toxics. Aerospace organizations will be required to identify, qualify and implement less polluting materials. The elimination of ozone depleting chemicals (ODC's) and implementation of pollution prevention requirements are added constraints which must be addressed concurrently. The broad categories of operations affected are the manufacture, operation, maintenance, and repair of military, commercial, general aviation, and space vehicles. The federal aerospace regulations were developed around the precept that technology had to be available to support the reduction of organic and air toxic emissions, i.e., the regulations cannot be technology forcing. In many cases, the regulations which are currently in effect in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), located in Southern California, were used as the baseline for the federal regulations. This paper addresses strategies used by Southern California aerospace organizations to cope with these regulatory impacts on aerospace productions programs. All of these regulatory changes are scheduled for implementation in 1993 and 1994, with varying compliance dates established.

  6. Commandant's Awards Jacob Brooks

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Association Award Andrew George Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Educational Superior Navy Patriotism Award Bryant Throckmorton UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AWARDS AFROTC Detachment 875 Air JOINT AWARDS American Legion Military Excellence Awards American Legion ROTC Academic Awards Kevin

  7. Aerospace engineering educational program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Craft, William; Klett, David; Lai, Steven

    1992-01-01

    The principle goal of the educational component of NASA CORE is the creation of aerospace engineering options in the mechanical engineering program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. To accomplish this goal, a concerted effort during the past year has resulted in detailed plans for the initiation of aerospace options in both the BSME and MSME programs in the fall of 1993. All proposed new courses and the BSME aerospace option curriculum must undergo a lengthy approval process involving two cirriculum oversight committees (School of Engineering and University level) and three levels of general faculty approval. Assuming approval is obtained from all levels, the options will officially take effect in Fall '93. In anticipation of this, certain courses in the proposed curriculum are being offered during the current academic year under special topics headings so that current junior level students may graduate in May '94 under the BSME aerospace option. The proposed undergraduate aerospace option curriculum (along with the regular mechanical engineering curriculum for reference) is attached at the end of this report, and course outlines for the new courses are included in the appendix.

  8. CMDF Workshop, Caltech, 05.08.23 Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group Modeling thermal conductivity

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    Goddard III, William A.

    CMDF Workshop, Caltech, 05.08.23 Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group Modeling thermal Pasadena, CA Funding: DARPA #12;CMDF Workshop, Caltech, 05.08.23 Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Workshop, Caltech, 05.08.23 Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group Motivation: Thermoelectrics · Goal

  9. Aerospace Maintenance Technician Course Volume 2: Aerospace Maintenance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Munden, MSgt Scott A.

    This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a core readiness course which will serve to prepare individuals entering the aerospace field. The document is 226 pages and includes required proficiencies for aerospace maintenance technicians. Topics include electronic principles, applied mechanics, test and measurements and materials and processes.

  10. Aerospace Education Services Program Brochure

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This brochure provides an overview of the Aerospace Education Services Program (AESP), which makes available aerospace education specialists to assist educators in enhancing their science and technology programs. A list of regional contacts is provided.

  11. Aerospace Environmental Technology Conference

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitaker, A. F. (editor)

    1995-01-01

    The mandated elimination of CFC's, Halons, TCA, and other ozone depleting chemicals and specific hazardous materials has required changes and new developments in aerospace materials and processes. The aerospace industry has been involved for several years in providing product substitutions, redesigning entire production processes, and developing new materials that minimize or eliminate damage to the environment. These activities emphasize replacement cleaning solvents and their application verifications, compliant coatings including corrosion protection systems, and removal techniques, chemical propulsion effects on the environment, and the initiation of modifications to relevant processing and manufacturing specifications and standards. The Executive Summary of this Conference is published as NASA CP-3297.

  12. Aerospace Education. NSTA Position Statement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2008

    2008-01-01

    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has developed a new position statement, "Aerospace Education." NSTA believes that aerospace education is an important component of comprehensive preK-12 science education programs. This statement highlights key considerations that should be addressed when implementing a high quality aerospace education…

  13. Geometry and Physics of Numbers Matilde Marcolli (Caltech)

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    Marcolli, Matilde

    of Numbers #12;Prime decomposition Rick Schwartz's children book: "You can count on monsters" Matilde building blocks of natural numbers Analogy: Elementary particles and basic building blocks of matter Question: can we use this analogy to understand more about the primes? Matilde Marcolli (Caltech) Geome

  14. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering We present an arbitrary high-order quadrature- free, Runge (Herrmann, 2008). The accuracy, consistency, and the convergence of the resulting method is demonstrated spatial convergence for k- th order orthonormal Legendre polynomial basis functions. We furthermore show

  15. Aerospace Tests & Measurements

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents materials on testing and measurements in the workplace. Topics covered include inspection requirements, engineering drawings, measurement and tools, surface plates, electrical and pressure testing, and non-destructive testing.

  16. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Curriculum Notes 2013-2014 1. There are a total of 24 elective credits curriculum. In addition to, or as part of, this minor, at least 9 credit hours must be taken from the social or by the math or physics departments, except for ECS 391, ECS 392 and any course numbered 300, 400 or 500

  17. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

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    Joseph W. Dyer, USN (Ret.), Chair Dr. James P. Bagian John C. Frost Deborah L. Grubbe, P.E. John C. Marshall Joyce A. McDevitt, P.E. Dr. Donald P. McErlean Dr. George C. Nield #12;NASA AEROSPACE SAFETY

  18. Aerospace & Defense Collaboratory

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Engineering Research Institute, General Atomics, Aéro Montréal, Honeywell Aerospace-AZ., Raytheon Missile in Simulation Modeling and Applied Cognitive Science, BS and MS degrees in aeronautical management (professional flight, air traffic control). Fast Facts ADRC Contact Suzanne M. Benoît, president of Aero Montréal

  19. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Nowadays automobile's technology is going under ever increasing's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition "EcoCAR" at the Polytechnic School. Dr. Mayyas received his Ph as a senior automotive engineer at the transportation division of the Jordanian Police Department. During his

  20. Aerospace applications of batteries

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Habib, Shahid

    1993-01-01

    NASA has developed battery technology to meet the demanding requirements for aerospace applications; specifically, the space vacuum, launch loads, and high duty cycles. Because of unique requirements and operating environments associated with space applications, NASA has written its own standards and specifications for batteries.

  1. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1985-01-01

    The following areas of NASA's responsibilities are examined: (1) the Space Transportation System (STS) operations and evolving program elements; (2) establishment of the Space Station program organization and issuance of requests for proposals to the aerospace industry; and (3) NASA's aircraft operations, including research and development flight programs for two advanced X-type aircraft.

  2. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Shumway, John

    in the areas of pool and flow boiling, microchannel flows, electronics cooling, hydrogen energy, fuel cellsMechanical & Aerospace Engineering Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement is taking a dramatic turn/editor of several books/handbooks including Handbook of Phase Change: Boiling and Condensation published by Taylor

  3. AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL

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    AEROSPACE SAFETY ADVISORY PANEL National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546 VADM National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546 Dear Mr. Bolden: Pursuant to Section 106(b) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 109

  4. Alloys for aerospace

    SciTech Connect

    Tuominen, S.; Wojcik, C. [Teledyne Wah Chang, Albany, OR (United States)

    1995-04-01

    Aerospace industries require special allows with many properties tailored to meet specific needs. Prerequisites include clean melting techniques to maintain low impurity levels, tight control of alloy chemistry, and the analytical capability to characterize the product. Teledyne Wah Chang (TWC) produces specially refractory metals, including zirconium, hafnium, titanium, niobium and vanadium, which are essential components of many aerospace alloys. Alloys are prepared by vacuum-arc-remelting (VAR) or electron beam (EB) melting, and ingots are processed to products ranging from bar and tube stock to wire and foil. Chemical, mechanical, and microstructural tests are all conducted at TWC`s in-house laboratory facilities. Of the alloys described here, Ti-3Al-2.5V, Tiadyne 3515 (Alloy C), NiTiFe, and C-103 are produced commercially, while orthorhombic titanium aluminides are promising candidates for future light-weight composite matrices.

  5. AI aerospace components

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heindel, Troy A.; Murphy, Terri B.; Rasmussen, Arthur N.; Mcfarland, Robert Z.; Montgomery, Ronnie E.; Pohle, George E.; Heard, Astrid E.; Atkinson, David J.; Wedlake, William E.; Anderson, John M.

    1991-01-01

    An evaluation is made of the application of novel, AI-capabilities-related technologies to aerospace systems. Attention is given to expert-system shells for Space Shuttle Orbiter mission control, manpower and processing cost reductions at the NASA Kennedy Space Center's 'firing rooms' for liftoff monitoring, the automation of planetary exploration systems such as semiautonomous mobile robots, and AI for battlefield staff-related functions.

  6. Aerospace vehicle synthesis program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    A modified version of the Aerospace Vehicle Synthesis Program (VSP) to simulate a space shuttle on the computer is presented. The effects of various changes such as payload weight, and orbital velocity can be determined along with minimum costs in vehicle design. The program logic, and weight estimating equations are discussed, and an example case of a solid propellant boosted, drop tank orbiter is included to indicate the type of results produced by the VSP.

  7. Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop

    SciTech Connect

    Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1995-04-01

    The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Workshop concentrated on reviewing and refining the science experiments planned for the UAV Demonstration Flights (UDF) scheduled at the Oklahoma Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) in April 1994. These experiments were focused around the following sets of parameters: Clear sky, daylight; Clear-sky, night-to-day transition; Clear sky - improve/validate the accuracy of radiative fluxes derived from satellite-based measurements; Daylight, clouds of opportunity; and, Daylight, broken clouds.

  8. Wiring for aerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Christian, J. L., Jr.; Dickman, J. E.; Bercaw, R. W.; Myers, I. T.; Hammoud, A. N.; Stavnes, M.; Evans, J.

    1992-01-01

    In this paper, the authors summarize the current state of knowledge of arc propagation in aerospace power wiring and efforts by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) towards the understanding of the arc tracking phenomena in space environments. Recommendations will be made for additional testing. A database of the performance of commonly used insulating materials will be developed to support the design of advanced high power missions, such as Space Station Freedom and Lunar/Mars Exploration.

  9. National Marine Educators Association Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Award information and nomination form for NMEA awards: Outstanding Teacher Award, James Centorino Award (non-traditional educator award), Marine Education Award, and Honorary Member Award. Nominations are due May 1.

  10. Course overview Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering

    E-print Network

    Lindken, Ralph

    Writing Study Skills & Guidance Dynamics Calculus II Physics II Programming & Scientific Computing Foto Probability & Statistics Computational Modelling Third year Systems Engineering and Aerospace Design Production of Aerospace Systems Project: Simulation, Verification and Validation Aerospace Flight Dynamics

  11. Aerospace Materials Failure Modes Presentation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PowerPoint document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides an overview of aerospace materials failure modes. The presentation will allow students to examine the question: "How can aircraft structural materials fail?" The materials used in constructing aircraft are examined, including metals, ceramics, plastics/elastomers and composites.

  12. Aerospace and military

    SciTech Connect

    Adam, J.A.; Esch, K

    1990-01-01

    This article reviews military and aerospace developments of 1989. The Voyager spacecraft returned astounding imagery from Neptune, sophisticated sensors were launched to explore Venus and Jupiter, and another craft went into earth orbit to explore cosmic rays, while a huge telescope is to be launched early in 1990. The U.S. space shuttle redesign was completed and access to space has become no longer purely a governmental enterprise. In the military realm, events within the Soviet bloc, such as the Berlin Wall's destruction, have popularized arms control. Several big treaties could be signed within the year. Massive troop, equipment, and budget reductions are being considered, along with a halt or delay of major new weapons systems. For new missions, the U.S. military is retreating to its role of a century ago - patrolling the nation's borders, this time against narcotics traffickers.

  13. Dynamics of aerospace vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmidt, David K.

    1991-01-01

    The focus of this research was to address the modeling, including model reduction, of flexible aerospace vehicles, with special emphasis on models used in dynamic analysis and/or guidance and control system design. In the modeling, it is critical that the key aspects of the system being modeled be captured in the model. In this work, therefore, aspects of the vehicle dynamics critical to control design were important. In this regard, fundamental contributions were made in the areas of stability robustness analysis techniques, model reduction techniques, and literal approximations for key dynamic characteristics of flexible vehicles. All these areas are related. In the development of a model, approximations are always involved, so control systems designed using these models must be robust against uncertainties in these models.

  14. Aerospace Human Factors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jordan, Kevin

    1999-01-01

    The following contains the final report on the activities related to the Cooperative Agreement between the human factors research group at NASA Ames Research Center and the Psychology Department at San Jose State University. The participating NASA Ames division has been, as the organization has changed, the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division (ASHFRD and Code FL), the Flight Management and Human Factors Research Division (Code AF), and the Human Factors Research and Technology Division (Code IH). The inclusive dates for the report are November 1, 1984 to January 31, 1999. Throughout the years, approximately 170 persons worked on the cooperative agreements in one capacity or another. The Cooperative Agreement provided for research personnel to collaborate with senior scientists in ongoing NASA ARC research. Finally, many post-MA/MS and post-doctoral personnel contributed to the projects. It is worth noting that 10 former cooperative agreement personnel were hired into civil service positions directly from the agreements.

  15. Aerospace management techniques: Commercial and governmental applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Milliken, J. G.; Morrison, E. J.

    1971-01-01

    A guidebook for managers and administrators is presented as a source of useful information on new management methods in business, industry, and government. The major topics discussed include: actual and potential applications of aerospace management techniques to commercial and governmental organizations; aerospace management techniques and their use within the aerospace sector; and the aerospace sector's application of innovative management techniques.

  16. Montana State University 1 Aerospace Minor

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    . These are Materials and Structures (needed for development of aerospace systems; structures, hardware, sensors, system and advanced topics applicable to aerospace. These courses include design, dynamics and control, Computer Aided Introduction to Aerospace 3 Credit Sub-Total 19 Aerospace Minor Courses Materials and Structures Choose one

  17. Norwegian Aerospace Activities: an Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Arnesen, T. (editor); Rosenberg, G. (editor)

    1986-01-01

    Excerpts from a Governmental Investigation concerning Norwegian participation in the European Space Organization (ESA) is presented. The implications and advantages of such a move and a suggestion for the reorganization of Norwegian Aerospace activity is given.

  18. AEROSPACE LABORATORY GENERAL INFORMATION MANUAL

    E-print Network

    Sislian, J. P.

    AEROSPACE LABORATORY GENERAL INFORMATION MANUAL 1. Introduction 2. Laboratory Format 3. Recommended Guidelines for Experiment Reports 4. Laboratory Notebooks 5. Report Marking Procedures 6. Course Mark compared to the systems you will find in the Undergraduate Laboratory. Typically, experimental setups

  19. Precision navigation for aerospace applications

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    Stimac, Andrew K. (Andrew Kenneth), 1977-

    2004-01-01

    Navigation is important in a variety of aerospace applications, and commonly uses a blend of GPS and inertial sensors. In this thesis, a navigation system is designed, developed, and tested. Several alternatives are ...

  20. 32nd Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Walker, S. W. (Compiler); Boesiger, Edward A. (Compiler)

    1998-01-01

    The proceedings of the 32nd Aerospace Mechanism Symposium are reported. NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) hosted the symposium that was held at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida on May 13-15, 1998. The symposium was cosponsored by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space and the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium Committee. During these days, 28 papers were presented. Topics included robotics, deployment mechanisms, bearing, actuators, scanners, boom and antenna release, and test equipment.

  1. Polyimides: Thermally stable aerospace polymers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    St.clair, A. K.

    1980-01-01

    An up to date review of available commercial and experimental high temperature polyimide resins which show potential for aerospace applications is presented. Current government research trends involving the use of polyimides as matrix resins for structural composites are discussed. Both the development of polyimides as adhesives for bonding metals and composites, and as films and coatings for use in an aerospace environment are reviewed. In addition, future trends for polyimides are proposed.

  2. Peabody Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2000-01-01

    The Peabody Awards, which recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations, cable television organizations and individuals," were also recently announced. At the site, users can view the full list of winners and read the official press release.

  3. Awards Handbook | 1 Awards Handbook | 2

    E-print Network

    Martin, Jeff

    Awards Handbook | 1 #12;Awards Handbook | 2 The University of Winnipeg Foundation The University opportunities ­ you might be the recipient we are looking for. The Awards Handbook contains descriptions for all. Contact Us If you have further questions about any of the information listed in this Awards Handbook

  4. 16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering, Spring 2003

    E-print Network

    Darmofal, David L.

    Introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering. Applications drawn from aerospace structures, aerodynamics, dynamics and control, and aerospace systems. Techniques include: numerical integration ...

  5. NSF: Search Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Awards Abstracts Database can be found at their Search Awards Web site. Here, users can find information about research projects that NSF has funded since 1989. Including completed and in-progress research, the database can be searched by keyword; by pull down menus; or by lists of recent awards, awards by program, awards by institution, and awards by state. Included in the results are the receiving organization, program manager, amendment date, amount awarded, and other basic information.

  6. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This Annual Report of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) presents results of activities during calendar year 2001. The year was marked by significant achievements in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) programs and encouraging accomplishments by the Aerospace Technology Enterprise. Unfortunately, there were also disquieting mishaps with the X-43, a LearJet, and a wind tunnel. Each mishap was analyzed in an orderly process to ascertain causes and derive lessons learned. Both these accomplishments and the responses to the mishaps led the Panel to conclude that safety and risk management is currently being well served within NASA. NASA's operations evidence high levels of safety consciousness and sincere efforts to place safety foremost. Nevertheless, the Panel's safety concerns have never been greater. This dichotomy has arisen because the focus of most NASA programs has been directed toward program survival rather than effective life cycle planning. Last year's Annual Report focused on the need for NASA to adopt a realistically long planning horizon for the aging Space Shuttle so that safety would not erode. NASA's response to the report concurred with this finding. Nevertheless, there has been a greater emphasis on current operations to the apparent detriment of long-term planning. Budget cutbacks and shifts in priorities have severely limited the resources available to the Space Shuttle and ISS for application to risk-reduction and life-extension efforts. As a result, funds originally intended for long-term safety-related activities have been used for operations. Thus, while safety continues to be well served at present, the basis for future safety has eroded. Section II of this report develops this theme in more detail and presents several important, overarching findings and recommendations that apply to many if not all of NASA's programs. Section III of the report presents other significant findings, recommendations and supporting material applicable to specific program areas. Appendix A presents a list of Panel members. Appendix B contains the reaction of the ASAP to NASA's response to the calendar year 2000 findings and recommendations. In accordance with a practice started last year, this Appendix includes brief narratives as well as classifications of the responses as 'open,' 'closed,' or 'continuing.' Appendix C details the Panel's activities during the reporting period.

  7. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1989-03-01

    This report provides findings, conclusions and recommendations regarding the National Space Transportation System (NSTS), the Space Station Freedom Program (SSFP), aeronautical projects and other areas of NASA activities. The main focus of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) during 1988 has been monitoring and advising NASA and its contractors on the Space Transportation System (STS) recovery program. NASA efforts have restored the flight program with a much better management organization, safety and quality assurance organizations, and management communication system. The NASA National Space Transportation System (NSTS) organization in conjunction with its prime contractors should be encouraged to continue development and incorporation of appropriate design and operational improvements which will further reduce risk. The data from each Shuttle flight should be used to determine if affordable design and/or operational improvements could further increase safety. The review of Critical Items (CILs), Failure Mode Effects and Analyses (FMEAs) and Hazard Analyses (HAs) after the Challenger accident has given the program a massive data base with which to establish a formal program with prioritized changes.

  8. Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Reception

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Hutchison CEE Matador Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elizabeth Capps DO Matador Award

  9. George M. Low Trophy: NASA's quality and excellence award

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    NASA's major goal is the preservation of America's position as a leader in the aerospace industry. To maintain that status, it is crucial that the products and services we depend upon from NASA contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers meet the highest quality standards to ensure the space program's success. The George M. Low Trophy: NASA's Quality and Excellence Award is the result of NASA's desire to encourage continuous improvement and Total Quality Management (TQM) in the aerospace industry and is awarded to members of NASA's contractor community that have demonstrated sustained excellence, customer orientation, and outstanding achievements in a Total Quality Management (TQM) environment. The purpose in presenting this award is to increase public awareness of the importance of quality and productivity to the nation's aerospace industry and the nation's leadership position overall; encourage domestic business to continuously pursue efforts that enhance quality and increase productivity which will strengthen the nation's competitiveness in the international arena; and provide a forum for sharing the successful techniques and strategies used by applicants with other American organizations. Awards to Rockwell International and Marotta Scientific Controls, Inc. are announced and discussed.

  10. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    This annual report is based on the activities of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel in calendar year 2000. During this year, the construction of the International Space Station (ISS) moved into high gear. The launch of the Russian Service Module was followed by three Space Shuttle construction and logistics flights and the deployment of the Expedition One crew. Continuous habitation of the ISS has begun. To date, both the ISS and Space Shuttle programs have met or exceeded most of their flight objectives. In spite of the intensity of these efforts, it is clear that safety was always placed ahead of cost and schedule. This safety consciousness permitted the Panel to devote more of its efforts to examining the long-term picture. With ISS construction accelerating, demands on the Space Shuttle will increase. While Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft will make some flights, the Space Shuttle remains the primary vehicle to sustain the ISS and all other U.S. activities that require humans in space. Development of a next generation, human-rated vehicle has slowed due to a variety of technological problems and the absence of an approach that can accomplish the task significantly better than the Space Shuttle. Moreover, even if a viable design were currently available, the realities of funding and development cycles suggest that it would take many years to bring it to fruition. Thus, it is inescapable that for the foreseeable future the Space Shuttle will be the only human-rated vehicle available to the U.S. space program for support of the ISS and other missions requiring humans. Use of the Space Shuttle will extend well beyond current planning, and is likely to continue for the life of the ISS.

  11. Children's Book Awards Annual 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berman, Matt; Dupuy, Marigny J.

    This publication reviews the books from the major national children's book awards and lists. The following awards are covered: John Newberry Awards, Randolph Caldecott Awards, Coretta Scott King Awards, Mildred L. Batchelder Awards, Pura Belpre, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The lists are…

  12. CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS -2013

    E-print Network

    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS - 2013 GUIDELINES & PROFORMAE FOR NOMINATIONS Planning and Performance 2013 #12;CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS BRIEF DETAILS ,,CSIR Technology Awards were instituted in 1990 to encourage multi-disciplinary in- house team efforts and external interaction for technology development

  13. Photogrammetric techniques for aerospace applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Tianshu; Burner, Alpheus W.; Jones, Thomas W.; Barrows, Danny A.

    2012-10-01

    Photogrammetric techniques have been used for measuring the important physical quantities in both ground and flight testing including aeroelastic deformation, attitude, position, shape and dynamics of objects such as wind tunnel models, flight vehicles, rotating blades and large space structures. The distinct advantage of photogrammetric measurement is that it is a non-contact, global measurement technique. Although the general principles of photogrammetry are well known particularly in topographic and aerial survey, photogrammetric techniques require special adaptation for aerospace applications. This review provides a comprehensive and systematic summary of photogrammetric techniques for aerospace applications based on diverse sources. It is useful mainly for aerospace engineers who want to use photogrammetric techniques, but it also gives a general introduction for photogrammetrists and computer vision scientists to new applications.

  14. FacultyofAerospace Engineering MSc Programme

    E-print Network

    Langendoen, Koen

    FacultyofAerospace Engineering MSc Programme Aerospace Engineering Track Aerodynamics & Wind Energy (AWE) The MSc track Aerodynamics and Wind Energy offers a challenging program which covers fundamental Engineering offers five tracks: Aerodynamics & Wind Energy, Flight Performance & Propulsion, Control

  15. Vehicle Processing Readiness Course: Aerospace Systems

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Fletcher, Bill

    This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a vehicle processing readiness course on aerospace systems. It includes materials related to basic flight principles, safety, orbits, propulsion, structure and electromechanical systems.

  16. Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace.mmae.iit.edu Chair: Keith Bowman The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers several flexible programs in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with five major areas of study: computer

  17. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This report presents the results of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) activities during 2002. The format of the report has been modified to capture a long-term perspective. Section II is new and highlights the Panel's view of NASA's safety progress during the year. Section III contains the pivotal safety issues facing NASA in the coming year. Section IV includes the program area findings and recommendations. The Panel has been asked by the Administrator to perform several special studies this year, and the resulting white papers appear in Appendix C. The year has been filled with significant achievements for NASA in both successful Space Shuttle operations and International Space Station (ISS) construction. Throughout the year, safety has been first and foremost in spite of many changes throughout the Agency. The relocation of the Orbiter Major Modifications (OMMs) from California to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) appears very successful. The transition of responsibilities for program management of the Space Shuttle and ISS programs from Johnson Space Center (JSC) to NASA Headquarters went smoothly. The decision to extend the life of the Space Shuttle as the primary NASA vehicle for access to space is viewed by the Panel as a prudent one. With the appropriate investments in safety improvements, in maintenance, in preserving appropriate inventories of spare parts, and in infrastructure, the Space Shuttle can provide safe and reliable support for the ISS for the foreseeable future. Indications of an aging Space Shuttle fleet occurred on more than one occasion this year. Several flaws went undetected in the early prelaunch tests and inspections. In all but one case, the problems were found prior to launch. These incidents were all handled properly and with safety as the guiding principle. Indeed, launches were postponed until the problems were fully understood and mitigating action could be taken. These incidents do, however, indicate the need to analyze the Space Shuttle certification criteria closely. Based on this analysis, NASA can determine the need to receritfy the vehicles and to incorporate more stringent inspections throughout the process to minimize launch schedule impact. A highly skilled and experience workforce will be increasingly important for safe and reliable operations as the Space Shuttle vehicles and infrastructure continue to age.

  18. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1998-01-01

    During 1997, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) continued its safety reviews of NASA's human space flight and aeronautics programs. Efforts were focused on those areas that the Panel believed held the greatest potential to impact safety. Continuing safe Space Shuttle operations and progress in the manufacture and testing of primary components for the International Space Station (ISS) were noteworthy. The Panel has continued to monitor the safety implications of the transition of Space Shuttle operations to the United Space Alliance (USA). One area being watched closely relates to the staffing levels and skill mix in both NASA and USA. Therefore, a section of this report is devoted to personnel and other related issues that are a result of this change in NASA's way of doing business for the Space Shuttle. Attention will continue to be paid to this important topic in subsequent reports. Even though the Panel's activities for 1997 were extensive, fewer specific recommendations were formulated than has been the case in recent years. This is indicative of the current generally good state of safety of NASA programs. The Panel does, however, have several longer term concerns that have yet to develop to the level of a specific recommendation. These are covered in the introductory material for each topic area in Section 11. In another departure from past submissions, this report does not contain individual findings and recommendations for the aeronautics programs. While the Panel devoted its usual efforts to examining NASA's aeronautic centers and programs, no specific recommendations were identified for inclusion in this report. In lieu of recommendations, a summary of the Panel's observations of NASA's safety efforts in aeronautics and future Panel areas of emphasis is provided. With profound sadness the Panel notes the passing of our Chairman, Paul M. Johnstone, on December 17, 1997, and our Staff Assistant, Ms. Patricia M. Harman, on October 5, 1997. Other changes to the Panel composition during the past year were: the resignation of Mr. Dennis E. Fitch as a Consultant; the appointment of Mr. Roger D. Schaufele as a Consultant; and the assignment of Ms. Susan M. Smith as Staff Assistant.

  19. Aluminum-lithium for aerospace

    SciTech Connect

    Fielding, P.S.; Wolf, G.J. [Reynolds Metals Co., Richmond, VA (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Aluminum-lithium alloys were developed primarily to reduce the weight of aircraft and aerospace structures. Lithium is the lightest metallic element, and each 1% of lithium added to aluminum reduces alloy density by about 3% and increases modulus by about 5%. Though lithium has a solubility limit of 4.2% in aluminum, the amount of lithium ranges between 1 and 3% in commercial alloys. Aluminum-lithium alloys are most often selected for aerospace components because of their low density, high strength, and high specific modulus. However, other applications now exploit their excellent fatigue resistance and cryogenic toughness.

  20. Second Aerospace Environmental Technology Conference

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitaker, A. F. (Editor); Clark-Ingram, M. (Editor)

    1997-01-01

    The mandated elimination of CFC'S, Halons, TCA, and other ozone depleting chemicals and specific hazardous materials has required changes and new developments in aerospace materials and processes. The aerospace industry has been involved for several years in providing product substitutions, redesigning entire production processes, and developing new materials that minimize or eliminate damage to the environment. These activities emphasize replacement cleaning solvents and their application, verification, compliant coatings including corrosion protection system and removal techniques, chemical propulsion effects on the environment, and the initiation of modifications to relevant processing and manufacturing specifications and standards.

  1. EXTERNAL AWARDS AWARDS WEBSITE Due Date

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    13 Jan U Aboriginal BC Hydro Scholarships www.bchydro.com/scholarships 13 Jan U Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - Graduate & Undergraduate Engineering Awards for women www.cemf.ca 13 Jan UEXTERNAL AWARDS AWARDS WEBSITE Due Date LEVEL OF STUDY SPECIFICS Talbots Women's Scholarships www

  2. Job Prospects for Aerospace Engineers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Basta, Nicholas

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the recent trends in job opportunities for aerospace engineers. Mentions some of the political, technological, and economic factors affecting the overall employment picture. Includes a description of the job prospects created by the general upswing of the large commercial aircraft market. (TW)

  3. Ball Aerospace Actuator Cryogenic Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kingsbury, Lana; Lightsey, Paul; Quigley, Phil; Rutkowski, Joel; Russell, J. Kevin (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The ambient testing characterizing step size and repeatability for the Ball Aerospace Cryogenic Nano-Positioner actuators for the AMSD (Advanced Mirror System Demonstrator) program has been completed and are presented. Current cryogenic testing is underway. Earlier cryogenic test results for a pre-cursor engineering model are presented.

  4. Ceramic composites: Enabling aerospace materials

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Levine, S. R.

    1992-01-01

    Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMC) have the potential for significant impact on the performance of aerospace propulsion and power systems. In this paper, the potential benefits are discussed in broad qualitative terms and are illustrated by some specific application case studies. The key issues in need of resolution for the potential of ceramics to be realized are discussed.

  5. Aerospace for the Very Young.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2003

    This packet includes games and activities concerning aerospace education for the very young. It is designed to develop and strengthen basic concepts and skills in a non-threatening atmosphere of fun. Activities include: (1) "The Sun, Our Nearest Star"; (2) "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, How I Wonder Where You Are"; (3) "Shadows"; (4) "The Earth…

  6. Aerospace applications of magnetic bearings

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Downer, James; Goldie, James; Gondhalekar, Vijay; Hockney, Richard

    1994-01-01

    Magnetic bearings have traditionally been considered for use in aerospace applications only where performance advantages have been the primary, if not only, consideration. Conventional wisdom has been that magnetic bearings have certain performance advantages which must be traded off against increased weight, volume, electric power consumption, and system complexity. These perceptions have hampered the use of magnetic bearings in many aerospace applications because weight, volume, and power are almost always primary considerations. This paper will review progress on several active aerospace magnetic bearings programs at SatCon Technology Corporation. The magnetic bearing programs at SatCon cover a broad spectrum of applications including: a magnetically-suspended spacecraft integrated power and attitude control system (IPACS), a magnetically-suspended momentum wheel, magnetic bearings for the gas generator rotor of a turboshaft engine, a vibration-attenuating magnetic bearing system for an airborne telescope, and magnetic bearings for the compressor of a space-rated heat pump system. The emphasis of these programs is to develop magnetic bearing technologies to the point where magnetic bearings can be truly useful, reliable, and well tested components for the aerospace community.

  7. Aluminum-lithium for aerospace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. S. Fielding; G. J. Wolf

    1996-01-01

    Aluminum-lithium alloys were developed primarily to reduce the weight of aircraft and aerospace structures. Lithium is the lightest metallic element, and each 1% of lithium added to aluminum reduces alloy density by about 3% and increases modulus by about 5%. Though lithium has a solubility limit of 4.2% in aluminum, the amount of lithium ranges between 1 and 3% in

  8. Hydrogen and advanced aerospace materials

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nelson, Howard G.

    1988-01-01

    The hydrogen embrittlement is briefly reviewed and discussed in terms of specific structural materials considered for use on a generic, hydrogen-fueled, hypersonic aerospace vehicle. A few unusual hydrogen-material incompatibility concerns are identified and some solution methodologies are discussed that could potentially lessen these concerns.

  9. Lightning Protection Guidelines for Aerospace Vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Goodloe, C. C.

    1999-01-01

    This technical memorandum provides lightning protection engineering guidelines and technical procedures used by the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Electromagnetics and Aerospace Environments Branch for aerospace vehicles. The overviews illustrate the technical support available to project managers, chief engineers, and design engineers to ensure that aerospace vehicles managed by MSFC are adequately protected from direct and indirect effects of lightning. Generic descriptions of the lightning environment and vehicle protection technical processes are presented. More specific aerospace vehicle requirements for lightning protection design, performance, and interface characteristics are available upon request to the MSFC Electromagnetics and Aerospace Environments Branch, mail code EL23.

  10. Children's Books: Awards & Prizes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stawicki, Christine, Comp.

    Organizations, schools, universities, publishers, and newspapers present awards to authors of outstanding children's books. The 60 award organizations are arranged alphabetically. For each entry, a brief history of the award and a year-by-year listing of winning authors, titles, and publishers are included. Illustrators are named when the award

  11. Measuring revolutionary biomedical science 1992-2006 using Nobel prizes, Lasker (clinical medicine) awards and Gairdner awards (NLG metric).

    PubMed

    Charlton, Bruce G

    2007-01-01

    The Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, the Lasker award for clinical medicine, and the Gairdner international award are given to individuals for their role in developing theories, technologies and discoveries which have changed the direction of biomedical science. These distinctions have been used to develop an NLG metric to measure research performance and trends in 'revolutionary' biomedical science with the aim of identifying the premier revolutionary science research institutions and nations from 1992-2006. I have previously argued that the number of Nobel laureates in the biomedical field should be expanded to about nine per year and the NLG metric attempts to predict the possible results of such an expansion. One hundred and nineteen NLG prizes and awards were made during the past fifteen years (about eight per year) when overlapping awards had been removed. Eighty-five were won by the USA, revealing a massive domination in revolutionary biomedical science by this nation; the UK was second with sixteen awards; Canada had five, Australia four and Germany three. The USA had twelve elite centres of revolutionary biomedical science, with University of Washington at Seattle and MIT in first position with six awards and prizes each; Rockefeller University and Caltech were jointly second placed with five. Surprisingly, Harvard University--which many people rank as the premier world research centre--failed to reach the threshold of three prizes and awards, and was not included in the elite list. The University of Oxford, UK, was the only institution outside of the USA which featured as a significant centre of revolutionary biomedical science. Long-term success at the highest level of revolutionary biomedical science (and probably other sciences) probably requires a sufficiently large number of individually-successful large institutions in open competition with one another--as in the USA. If this model cannot be replicated within smaller nations, then it implies that such arrangements need to be encouraged and facilitated in multi-national units. PMID:17276606

  12. 39th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boesiger, E. A. (Compiler)

    2008-01-01

    The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS) provides a unique forum for those active in the design, production, and use of aerospace mechanisms. A major focus is the reporting of problems and solutions associated with the development and flight certification of new mechanisms. Organized by the Mechanisms Education Association, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) share the responsibility for hosting the AMS. Now in its 39th symposium, the AMS continues to be well attended, attracting participants from both the United States and abroad. The 39th AMS was held in Huntsville, Alabama, May 7-9, 2008. During these 3 days, 34 papers were presented. Topics included gimbals and positioning mechanisms, tribology, actuators, deployment mechanisms, release mechanisms, and sensors. Hardware displays during the supplier exhibit gave attendees an opportunity to meet with developers of current and future mechanism components.

  13. 34th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boesiger, Edward A. (Compiler)

    2000-01-01

    The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS) provides a unique forum for those active in the design, production and use of aerospace mechanisms. A major focus is the reporting of problems and solutions associated with the development and flight certification of new mechanisms. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) share the responsibility for organizing the AMS. Now in its 34th year, the AMS continues to be well attended, attracting participants from both the U.S. and abroad. The 34th AMS, hosted by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, was held May 10, 11 and 12, 2000. During these three days, 34 papers were presented. Topics included deployment mechanisms, bearings, actuators, pointing and optical mechanisms, Space Station mechanisms, release mechanisms, and test equipment. Hardware displays during the vendor fair gave attendees an opportunity to meet with developers of current and future mechanism components.

  14. Third Aerospace Environmental Technology Conference

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitaker, A. F. (Editor); Cross, D. R. (Editor); Caruso, S. V. (Editor); Clark-Ingram, M. (Editor)

    1999-01-01

    The elimination of CFC's, Halons, TCA, other ozone depleting chemicals, and specific hazardous materials is well underway. The phaseout of these chemicals has mandated changes and new developments in aerospace materials and processes. We are beyond discovery and initiation of these new developments and are now in the implementation phase. This conference provided a forum for materials and processes engineers, scientists, and managers to describe, review, and critically assess the evolving replacement and clean propulsion technologies from the standpoint of their significance, application, impact on aerospace systems, and utilization by the research and development community. The use of these new technologies, their selection and qualification, their implementation, and the needs and plans for further developments are presented.

  15. Harrah Excellence in Innovation Award AWARD BACKGROUND & INFORMATION

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Harrah Excellence in Innovation Award AWARD BACKGROUND & INFORMATION Harrah Excellence innovative approaches have contributed significantly to business excellence. The distinguished innovations Research Center, UNLV. Previous award winners include: 2009 Harrah Excellence in Innovation Award Tapcode

  16. NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established by Congress after the Apollo spacecraft fire in January 1967, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is an independent group of experts tasked with advising "the NASA Administrator and Congress on all safety-related issues -- design, development, manufacturing, flight preparation, and missions operations -- concerning NASA's human space flight programs." The ASAP homepage features the text of previous annual reports and general information about the Panel and its activities.

  17. Amelia Earhart AWARD US$10,000 TO 35 INNOVATIVE WOMEN FROM

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    Botea, Adi

    2014 Amelia Earhart Fellowship AWARD US$10,000 TO 35 INNOVATIVE WOMEN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE EACH Earhart Fellowship Established in 1938 in honor of legendary aviator and Zontian Amelia Earhart. A Zonta-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering Learn more and download an application: www.zonta.org Amelia

  18. Advanced Ceramic Materials for Future Aerospace Applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Misra, Ajay

    2015-01-01

    With growing trend toward higher temperature capabilities, lightweight, and multifunctionality, significant advances in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) will be required for future aerospace applications. The presentation will provide an overview of material requirements for future aerospace missions, and the role of ceramics and CMCs in meeting those requirements. Aerospace applications will include gas turbine engines, aircraft structure, hypersonic and access to space vehicles, space power and propulsion, and space communication.

  19. The Need for an Aerospace Pharmacy Residency

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bayuse, T.; Schuyler, C.; Bayuse, Tina M.

    2007-01-01

    This viewgraph poster presentation reviews the rationale for a call for a new program in residency for aerospace pharmacy. Aerospace medicine provides a unique twist on traditional medicine, and a specialty has evolved to meet the training for physicians, and it is becoming important to develop such a program for training in pharmacy designed for aerospace. The reasons for this specialist training are outlined and the challenges of developing a program are reviewed.

  20. WE ASKED CALTECH ALUMS TO SHARE THE ONE LESSON THAT HAS SERVED THEM BEST THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY

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    44 ENDNOTES WE ASKED CALTECH ALUMS TO SHARE THE ONE LESSON THAT HAS SERVED THEM BEST THROUGHOUT at the last minute. Surrounding yourself with smart people really does make you smarter. A Caltech alum can

  1. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Postgraduate Student

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    Strathclyde, University of

    & Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ocean& Marine Engineering. The Graduate School of Engineering engineering areas: Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil & Environmental

  2. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Postgraduate Student

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    Strathclyde, University of

    & Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. The Graduate School of Engineering has engineering areas: Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil & Environmental

  3. Caltech is no newcomer to the study of the problems of our physical envirnnrn~nt.But the mounting urgency

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    Greer, Julia R.

    environmental research into effective action. 'rhis month Caltech announced the The Environmental Quality designed to meet that need. Like the Environmental Engineering Science Program Caltech-will try to convert that preceded it (p. 14), the EQL is committed to environmental research results into solving environmental

  4. California Institute of Technology: Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series

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    Caine, Rebecca

    2011-01-01

    The Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program (CECIP) was initiated in 2009. It manages $8 million within an existing fund in the school's endowment, which had been created to finance capital projects. Any member of the Caltech community may submit a project proposal, and projects are considered for approval as long as they have at least a 15…

  5. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials@mmae.iit.edu www.mmae.iit.edu Chair: Keith Bowman Associate Chair: Kevin Cassel The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers several flexible programs in mechanical and aerospace

  6. Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice, Strategy Supervisor #12;2 #12;Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice Traditionally, parts fabrication in the aerospace and automotive industries has been associated with a number

  7. Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 Satellite Attitude Control

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    Simon, Dan

    Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 · Satellite Attitude Control System Design Using Reaction Wheels Bhanu Gouda Brian Fast Dan Simon #12;2Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation;3Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 ADCS ·ADCS: Attitude Determination and Control

  8. 78 FR 49908 - Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-16

    ...2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes AGENCY: Federal...airworthiness directive (AD) for all Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 airplanes...information identified in this AD, contact Eclipse Aerospace, Inc., 26 East Palatine...

  9. 78 FR 30243 - Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-22

    ...2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes AGENCY: Federal...airworthiness directive (AD) for all Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 airplanes...identified in this proposed AD, contact Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. 26 East Palatine...

  10. Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Search

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    Saniie, Jafar

    Engineering, Materials Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Advanced degrees at the MS and Ph.D. levelDepartment of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Search The Illinois, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) (http

  11. NSTA Awards & Competitions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Site provides information on awards and grants for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines. Also links to information on student awards and competitions, as well as other NSTA resources and information.

  12. Patient Awards and Scholarships

    MedlinePLUS

    ... opportunities available through the Scholarship & Awards program. Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Vincent Stefano Scholarship Award This ... maximum). Download an application here: Word | PDF Kidney & Urology Foundation of America New Day Education and Rehabilitation ...

  13. UNL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 2013 EMPLOYEE AWARDS

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    Farritor, Shane

    & Electronics Engineering Holling Family Master Teacher Award/UNL Universitywide Teaching Award This award, Biological Systems Engineering #12;Holling Family Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovative UseUNL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 2013 EMPLOYEE AWARDS Edgerton Innovation Award Nominated

  14. Managing complexity of aerospace systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tamaskar, Shashank

    Growing complexity of modern aerospace systems has exposed the limits of conventional systems engineering tools and challenged our ability to design them in a timely and cost effective manner. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), in 2009 nearly half of the defense acquisition programs are expecting 25% or more increase in unit acquisition cost. Increase in technical complexity has been identified as one of the primary drivers behind cost-schedule overruns. Thus to assure the affordability of future aerospace systems, it is increasingly important to develop tools and capabilities for managing their complexity. We propose an approach for managing the complexity of aerospace systems to address this pertinent problem. To this end, we develop a measure that improves upon the state-of-the-art metrics and incorporates key aspects of system complexity. We address the problem of system decomposition by presenting an algorithm for module identification that generates modules to minimize integration complexity. We demonstrate the framework on diverse spacecraft and show the impact of design decisions on integration cost. The measure and the algorithm together help the designer track and manage complexity in different phases of system design. We next investigate how complexity can be used as a decision metric in the model-based design (MBD) paradigm. We propose a framework for complexity enabled design space exploration that introduces the idea of using complexity as a non-traditional design objective. We also incorporate complexity with the component based design paradigm (a sub-field of MBD) and demonstrate it on several case studies. The approach for managing complexity is a small but significant contribution to the vast field of complexity management. We envision our approach being used in concert with a suite of complexity metrics to provide an ability to measure and track complexity through different stages of design and development. This will not only lead to simpler designs but also help the designers calculate the impact of their design decisions on integration cost.

  15. CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD

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    Oregon, University of

    2011 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD Marcy Dirckx, Early Childhood CARES Tina Hammock, Office, University Health Center Dale Smith, Information Services 2010 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD Chris, Oregon Center for Optics #12;2009 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD Annie Elling Sherry Stahl OFFICER

  16. Baldrige Award Application

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, created by Public Law 100-107 in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. The award is captured in the front section of the crystal. The medal bears the name of the award and "The Quest

  17. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida invites

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    Roy, Subrata

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and aerospace sciences, (4) cellular mechanics and engineering, (5) energy, with emphasis on renewable of the above areas. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering

  18. Aerospace Medical Support in Russia

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Castleberry, Tara; Chamberlin, Blake; Cole, Richard; Dowell, Gene; Savage, Scott

    2011-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the role of the flight surgeon in support of aerospace medical support operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), also known as Star City, in Russia. The flight surgeon in this role is the medical advocate for non-russian astronauts, and also provides medical care for illness and injury for astronauts, family members, and guests as well as civil servants and contractors. The flight surgeon also provides support for hazardous training. There are various photos of the area, and the office, and some of the equipment that is used.

  19. Cognitive engineering in aerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Woods, David D.

    1993-01-01

    The progress that was made with respect to the objectives and goals of the research that is being carried out in the Cognitive Systems Engineering Laboratory (CSEL) under a Cooperative Agreement with NASA Ames Research Center is described. The major objective of this project is to expand the research base in Cognitive Engineering to be able to support the development and human-centered design of automated systems for aerospace applications. This research project is in support of the Aviation Safety/Automation Research plan and related NASA research goals in space applications.

  20. Aerospace materials for nonaerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Johnston, R. L.; Dawn, F. S.

    1974-01-01

    Many of the flame-resistant nonmetallic materials that were developed for the Apollo and Skylab programs are discussed for commercial and military applications. Interchanges of information are taking place with the government agencies, industries, and educational institutions, which are interested in applications of fire-safe nonmetallic materials. These materials are particularly applicable to the design of aircraft, mass transit interiors, residential and public building constructions, nursing homes and hospitals, and to other fields of fire safety applications. Figures 22, 23 and 24 show the potential nonaerospace applications of flame-resistant aerospace materials are shown.

  1. The 28th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rohn, Douglas A. (compiler)

    1994-01-01

    The proceedings of the 28th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, which was hosted by the NASA Lewis Research Center and held at the Cleveland Marriott Society Center on May 18, 19, and 20, 1994, are reported. Technological areas covered include actuators, aerospace mechanism applications for ground support equipment, lubricants, pointing mechanisms joints, bearings, release devices, booms, robotic mechanisms, and other mechanisms for spacecraft.

  2. The 42nd Aerospace Mechanism Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boesiger, Edward A. (Editor); Hakun, Claef (Editor)

    2014-01-01

    The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS) provides a unique forum for those active in the design, production, and use of aerospace mechanisms. A major focus is the reporting of problems and solutions associated with the development, and flight certification of new mechanisms.

  3. Sealed aerospace metal-hydride batteries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dwaine Coates

    1992-01-01

    Nickel metal hydride and silver metal hydride batteries are being developed for aerospace applications. There is a growing market for smaller, lower cost satellites which require higher energy density power sources than aerospace nickel-cadmium at a lower cost than space nickel-hydrogen. These include small LEO satellites, tactical military satellites and satellite constellation programs such as Iridium and Brilliant Pebbles. Small

  4. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y o f N e w Y o r k MAE Seminar Series Rotation and Vorticity in Mechanics and Physics Alireza Hadjesfandiari Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo ah@buffalo.edu Abstract: Rotation

  5. High Flight. Aerospace Activities, K-12.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

    Following discussions of Oklahoma aerospace history and the history of flight, interdisciplinary aerospace activities are presented. Each activity includes title, concept fostered, purpose, list of materials needed, and procedure(s). Topics include planets, the solar system, rockets, airplanes, air travel, space exploration, principles of flight,…

  6. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Lipson, Michal

    energy needs, and perform systems analysis on the human body as a means of understanding the implications, and ethical concerns of their work. MAE faculty are experts in biomechanical, aerospace, and thermal systems, completing courses such as Aerospace Propulsion Systems, Neuromuscular Biomechanics, Atomic and Molecular

  7. The 27th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mancini, Ron (compiler)

    1993-01-01

    The proceedings of the 27th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, which was held at ARC, Moffett Field, California, on 12-14 May 1993, are reported. Technological areas covered include the following: actuators, aerospace mechanism applications for ground support equipment, lubricants, latches, connectors, robotic mechanisms, and other mechanisms for large space structures.

  8. Aerospace Resources for Science and Technology Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maley, Donald, Ed.; Smith, Kenneth L., Ed.

    This publication on Aerospace Programs is a special edition of "Technology Education" featuring descriptions of 15 select aerospace education programs from diverse localities spanning the full range of instructional levels. Following introductory material, the monograph contains the following largely unedited program descriptions: (1) summaries of…

  9. ACS National Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) is now accepting nominations for fifty five national awards. The site explains the necessary nomination procedures and rules. Visitors can find a list of past recipients, including those receiving the 2004 awards, who will be honored at the Awards Ceremony in March 2004. At the site, users will also find links to other ACS awards and grants. Because the deadline for nominations is February 1, 2004, anyone who knows a chemical professional worthy of a renowned American Chemical Society Award should visit this site soon.

  10. Geological and Planetary Sciences Library at Caltech (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website is the home of Caltech's geological and planetary sciences library system. It is a collection of materials in the fields of Earth and planetary geology, geophysics, geochemistry, seismology, earthquakes, and paleontology. Links to sites for each of these subjects are provided, as well as links to agencies, databases, glossaries, other libraries, online journals, organizations, publishers, and specific subject information.

  11. ENGINEERING & SCIENCE wi nte r 20112 Caltech's Theresa (Teri) Juarez is the

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    athletics--at least on the cover of the winter issue of the nCaa's Champion magazine. The magazine and the athletics depart- ment." Sandra marbut, head coach of the women's basketball team, adds, "it's great because, and Louisiana Tech--Caltech women's basketball, in the person of junior Theresa Juarez, made the cover

  12. For the past 26 years, robots have invaded Caltech each spring to battle for their makers'

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    For the past 26 years, robots have invaded Caltech each spring to battle for their makers' bragging teams of undergrads competed in an "extreme recy- cling" challenge that pitted pairs of robotic vehicles against difficult terrain and other robots in an effort to collect plastic water bottles, aluminum cans

  13. PHARO dynamic range in K Stanimir A. Metchev and Lynne A. Hillenbrand (Caltech)

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    Hillenbrand, Lynne

    PHARO dynamic range in K Stanimir A. Metchev and Lynne A. Hillenbrand (Caltech) We present results with the Palomar 200-inch adaptive optics system (PALAO) using the PHARO camera in coronagraphic mode. Our wind velocities on the order of 5 to 10 m/s. - PHARO camera The Cornell near-infrared camera PHARO

  14. Using Fault Modeling in Safety Cases Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech

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    Lutz, Robyn R.

    Using Fault Modeling in Safety Cases Robyn Lutz Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech and Iowa State.Patterson-Hine@nasa.gov Abstract For many safety-critical systems a safety case is built as part of the certification or acceptance process. The safety case assembles evidence to justify that the design and implementation of a system

  15. Business Expense Guidelines Page 1 CALTECH BUSINESS EXPENSE GUIDELINES rev 09-12-05.doc

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    Goddard III, William A.

    which individual divisions and departments develop specific procedures and practices. The guidelinesBusiness Expense Guidelines Page 1 CALTECH BUSINESS EXPENSE GUIDELINES rev 09-12-05.doc Office of Financial Services March 2003 Revision date: 9/12/05 #12;Business Expense Guidelines Page 2

  16. CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 165 Reconstruction of subgrid models for nonpremixed combustion

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    CALTECH ASCI TECHNICAL REPORT 165 Reconstruction of subgrid models for nonpremixed combustion J. P. Medallo, S. Sarkar and C. Pantano #12;Reconstruction subgrid models for nonpremixed combustion J. P 2003; published 16 September 2003 Large-eddy simulation of combustion problems involves highly

  17. A Duality View of Spectral Methods for Dimensionality Reduction Lin Xiao lxiao@caltech.edu

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    A Duality View of Spectral Methods for Dimensionality Reduction Lin Xiao lxiao@caltech.edu Center for nonlinear dimensionality reduction, includ- ing Isomap, locally linear embedding, Lapla- cian eigenmaps, and maximum variance un- folding. We discuss the duality theory for the maximum variance unfolding problem

  18. JOEL AARON HUROWITZ Director's Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    JOEL AARON HUROWITZ Director's Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute.a.hurowitz@jpl.nasa.gov Academic Experience: 2006-2007 Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2006 Ph 2007-Present Director's Fellow ­ Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2007-Present Project Science Specialist

  19. Cosmic-ray Muon Radiography of a Volcano Seismo Seminor at Caltech, Nov 5, 2004

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    Cosmic-ray Muon Radiography of a Volcano Seismo Seminor at Caltech, Nov 5, 2004 Hiroyuki Tanaka method with cosmic-ray muons to create a direct snapshot of the density profile in a volcano will be discussed as a complementary technique. We call this technique cosmic-ray muon radiography. The principal

  20. Tsai Receives 2012 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award: Citation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shearer, Peter M.

    2013-10-01

    Victor Tsai is the well-deserved winner of the 2012 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award. He received his bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology, then went to Harvard for graduate school, where he received his Ph.D. in 2009. He did a Mendenhall postdoc at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., for 2 years, then returned to Caltech as an assistant professor last year. Victor has worked on an incredible range of topics, including the 2004 and 2012 Sumatra earthquakes, glacial earthquakes and more general problems of glacier physics, microseism generation and ambient noise cross-correlation theory, river turbulence, and tsunami modeling. All of his research is elegant and theoretically rigorous. Victor has 26 papers to date, including 7 this year alone. He already has a substantial body of work, which promises an outstanding career.

  1. Alumni Awards May 6, 2006

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    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award Robert J. Gustafson Red Cedar Circle Award Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award Patrick M. Miller Green Apple Teaching Award Eileen M. Slider Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumnus Award James R. Von Ehr II MENU Hors d'oeuvres ­ mini goat cheese and red

  2. Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory Distributed robotics

    E-print Network

    Lynch, Nancy

    Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory Distributed robotics: Dynamic Routing and Motion March 9, 2007 #12;Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory Large-scale biological groups #12;Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory Man-made mobile networks #12;Aerospace Robotics

  3. Conceptual design for aerospace vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gratzer, Louis B.

    1989-01-01

    The designers of aircraft and more recently, aerospace vehicles have always struggled with the problems of evolving their designs to produce a machine which would perform its assigned task(s) in some optimum fashion. Almost invariably this involved dealing with more variables and constraints than could be handled in any computationally feasible way. With the advent of the electronic digital computer, the possibilities for introducing more variable and constraints into the initial design process led to greater expectations for improvement in vehicle (system) efficiency. The creation of the large scale systems necessary to achieve optimum designs has, for many reason, proved to be difficult. From a technical standpoint, significant problems arise in the development of satisfactory algorithms for processing of data from the various technical disciplines in a way that would be compatible with the complex optimization function. Also, the creation of effective optimization routines for multi-variable and constraint situations which could lead to consistent results has lagged. The current capability for carrying out the conceptual design of an aircraft on an interdisciplinary bases was evaluated to determine the need for extending this capability, and if necessary, to recommend means by which this could be carried out. Based on a review of available documentation and individual consultations, it appears that there is extensive interest at Langley Research Center as well as in the aerospace community in providing a higher level of capability that meets the technical challenges. By implication, the current design capability is inadequate and it does not operate in a way that allows the various technical disciplines to participate and cooperately interact in the design process. Based on this assessment, it was concluded that substantial effort should be devoted to developing a computer-based conceptual design system that would provide the capability needed for the near-term as well as framework for development of more advanced methods to serve future needs.

  4. Novel Nanolaminates for Aerospace Applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Volz, Martin; Mazuruk, consty

    2006-01-01

    Nanolaminate manufacturing (NLM) is a new way of developing materials whose properties can far exceed those of homogeneous materials. Traditional alloys, composites and bulk laminates tend to average the properties of the materials from which they were made. With nanostructured materials, the high density of interfaces between dissimilar materials results in novel material properties. For example, materials made -from alternating nanoscale layers of metals and oxides have exhibited thermal conductivities far below those of the oxides themselves. Also, metallic nanolaminates can have peak strengths 100 times lager than the bulk constituent metals. Recent work at MSFC has focused on the development of nickel/aluminum oxide (Ni/Al2O3)) nanolaminates. Ni/Al2O3 nanolaminates are expected to have better strength, creep and fatigue resistance, oxygen compatibility, and corrosion resistance than the traditional metal-matrix composites of this material, which has been used in a variety of aerospace applications. A chemical vapor deposition (CW) system has been developed and optimized for the deposition of nanolaminates. Nanolaminates with layer thicknesses between 10 and 300 nm have been successfully grown and characterization has included scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) Nanolaminates have a large variety of potential applications. They can be tailored to have both very small and anisotropic thermal conductivities and are promising as thermal coatings for both rock$ engine components and aerobraking structures. They also have the potential to be used in aerospace applications where strength at high temperatures, corrosion resistance or resistance to hydrogen embrittlement is important. Both CVD and magnetron sputtering facilities are available for the deposition of nanolayered materials. Characterization equipment includes SEM, AFM, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, optical profilometry, and mechanical tensile pull testing.

  5. The 1990 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kennedy, Lewis M. (compiler)

    1991-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 21st annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on December 4-6, 1990. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the U.S. Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers as well as participation in like kind from the European Space Agency member nations. The subjects covered included nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen, silver-zinc, lithium based chemistries, and advanced technologies as they relate to high reliability operations in aerospace applications.

  6. Selective Guide to Literature on Aerospace Engineering

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    De Petro, Thomas G.

    The term "aerospace" incorporates all aspects of flight including aviation, aeronautics, and astronautics. This ASEE Selective Guide to Literature on Aerospace Engineering identifies essential sources of information according to their function and format. The Guide will be useful for practicing engineers, engineering faculty, and engineering students and all who need to know where to look for information on a variety of topics in aerospace engineering. Librarians, library and information science students, and other information professionals will find it useful for planning access services and for collection development. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Students, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators, Engineers, Industry Personnel

  7. We asked CalTeCh alUms To Tell Us hoW CalTeCh has Changed Their World--or thE World. here's WhaT TheY had To saY

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    EndnoTES We asked CalTeCh alUms To Tell Us hoW CalTeCh has Changed Their World--or thE World. here of American successes in space exploration. Soul-crushing AWESOMENESS! Caltech alums had extraordinary impact

  8. Academic Administrator Award Terri Herron

    E-print Network

    Chu, Xi

    Community Award Colleen Kane Program Manager, Office for Civic Engagement Outstanding Staff Award of Society and Conservation 2011 Faculty and Staff Awards presented at the UM Employee Recognition Day

  9. Search for a Neutron Electric Dipole Moment at the SNS Brad Filippone (Caltech) for the nEDM@SNS collaboration

    E-print Network

    Search for a Neutron Electric Dipole Moment at the SNS Brad Filippone (Caltech) for the nEDM@SNS collaboration The discovery of a neutron EDM (Electric Dipole Moment) above the Standard Model background, which

  10. The 25th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    Twenty-two papers are documented regarding aeronautical and spacecraft hardware. Technological areas include actuators, latches, cryogenic mechanisms, vacuum tribology, bearings, robotics, ground support equipment for aerospace applications, and other mechanisms.

  11. Aerospace Medicine and Biology: Cumulative index, 1979

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1980-01-01

    This publication is a cumulative index to the abstracts contained in the Supplements 190 through 201 of 'Aerospace Medicine and Biology: A Continuing Bibliography.' It includes three indexes-subject, personal author, and corporate source.

  12. New insulation constructions for aerospace wiring applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Slenski, George

    1994-01-01

    Outlined in this presentation is the background to insulation constructions for aerospace wiring applications, the Air Force wiring policy, the purpose and contract requirements of new insulation constructions, the test plan, and the test results.

  13. Broken aerospace fiber optic cable characterization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Beranek; Joseph Ahadian; Charles Kuznia; Bruce Pregger

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the physical and optical characterization of a fleet\\/field representative 100\\/140\\/172 (core\\/cladding\\/polyimide coating) aerospace fiber optic cable that failed due to cable bending\\/kinking.

  14. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo

    E-print Network

    Krovi, Venkat

    Discovery in Energy, Environmental, and Materials Science through Advanced Modeling and SimulationMechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo Faculty Candidate Seminar Enabling Techniques Zhijie Xu Idaho National Laboratory ABSTRACT Advanced scientific computing emerges as an important

  15. Integrated analysis procedure of aerospace composite structure

    E-print Network

    Ahn, Junghyun

    2008-01-01

    The emergence of composite material application in major commercial aircraft design, represented by the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350-XWB, signals a new era in the aerospace industry. The high stiffness to weight ratio of ...

  16. Capturing value in outsourced aerospace supply chains

    E-print Network

    Lee, Chan Yuin

    2008-01-01

    The aerospace industry is increasingly outsourcing and offshoring their supply chains in order to maintain profitability in the face of increasing competition and globalization. This strategy for value creation inevitably ...

  17. Bachelor of Science Aerospace Administration and Operations

    E-print Network

    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    , there are five (5) options within the Aerospace Administration and Operations degree program: Aviation Management areas associated with airport operations, manufacturing, maintenance and government aviation flight instructor ratings. Students are prepared for careers as general aviation, corporate, commuter

  18. Flywheel technology development program for aerospace applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. Christopher; R. Beach

    1998-01-01

    An overview of advanced flywheel development for energy storage in aerospace applications is presented. The advantages offered by this emerging technology are described and the current NASA approach toward developing the technology is presented

  19. Flywheel technology development program for aerospace applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. G. Christopher; R. Beach

    1997-01-01

    An overview of advanced flywheel development for energy storage in aerospace applications is presented. The advantages offered by this emerging technology are described and the current NASA approach towards developing the technology is presented

  20. The 20th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    Numerous topics related to aerospace mechanisms were discussed. Deployable structures, electromagnetic devices, tribology, hydraulic actuators, positioning mechanisms, electric motors, communication satellite instruments, redundancy, lubricants, bearings, space stations, rotating joints, and teleoperators are among the topics covered.

  1. Issue resolution at a large aerospace manufacturer

    E-print Network

    Clarke, Sarah (Sarah Kathleen)

    2013-01-01

    UTC Aerospace Systems has a wide variety of problem solving tools driven by their Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) program. One tool that is frequently used to resolve and capture customer escapes is the 8D methodology. ...

  2. aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview programs available

    E-print Network

    Rohs, Remo

    of technologies such as advanced com- posite sensors, air-breathing propulsion, computational science and remote- sensor global monitoring. The aerospace industry is the largest exporter of advanced equipment in America

  3. NASA Ames aerospace systems directorate research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Albers, James A.

    1991-01-01

    The Aerospace Systems Directorate is one of four research directorates at the NASA Ames Research Center. The Directorate conducts research and technology development for advanced aircraft and aircraft systems in intelligent computational systems and human-machine systems for aeronautics and space. The Directorate manages research and aircraft technology development projects, and operates and maintains major wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities. The Aerospace Systems Directorate's research and technology as it relates to NASA agency goals and specific strategic thrusts are discussed.

  4. The 2000 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brewer, J. C. (Compiler)

    2001-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 33nd annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on November 14-16, 2000. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the U.S. Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers, as well as international participation in like kind from a number of countries around the world. The subjects covered included nickel-hydrogen, lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, and silver-zinc technologies.

  5. The 2001 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brewer, Jeff C. (Compiler)

    2002-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 34th annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center, November 27-29, 2001. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the US Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers, as well as international participation in like kind. The subjects covered included nickel-hydrogen, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, and silver-zinc technologies.

  6. Probability and Statistics in Aerospace Engineering

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rheinfurth, M. H.; Howell, L. W.

    1998-01-01

    This monograph was prepared to give the practicing engineer a clear understanding of probability and statistics with special consideration to problems frequently encountered in aerospace engineering. It is conceived to be both a desktop reference and a refresher for aerospace engineers in government and industry. It could also be used as a supplement to standard texts for in-house training courses on the subject.

  7. The 1999 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brewer, J. C. (Compiler)

    2000-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 32nd annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on November 16-18, 1999. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the US Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers, as well as international participation in like kind from a number of countries around the world. The subjects covered included nickel-hydrogen, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, and silver-zinc technologies.

  8. Critical ionization velocity in plasma-neutral collisions on the Caltech spheromak experiment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. L. Moser; P. M. Bellan

    2008-01-01

    Alfv'en predicted [1] that when a neutral gas impacts a magnetized plasma it will be ionized and entrained if its velocity across magnetic field lines exceeds the critical ionization velocity, v=&surd;2 E\\/m, where E is the ionization energy of a neutral atom with mass m. In experiments using the coplanar spheromak gun at Caltech, a magnetized plasma jet collides with

  9. Ode to Suzette on the occasion of her retirement from Caltech

    E-print Network

    Cummings, Alan C.

    think they really will And will Caltech fall flat? It's a possibility that gives me a chill Because I will still be here And when Suzette departs Parsons-Gates, I will stand clear In case it falls apart Suzette that sparkle too She's a fashion plate to behold I think you'd all agree She has a parking angel I've been told

  10. Case-Based Capture and Reuse of Aerospace Design Rationale

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leake, David B.

    1998-01-01

    The goal of this project is to apply artificial intelligence techniques to facilitate capture and reuse of aerospace design rationale. The project applies case-based reasoning (CBR) and concept mapping (CMAP) tools to the task of capturing, organizing, and interactively accessing experiences or "cases" encapsulating the methods and rationale underlying expert aerospace design. As stipulated in the award, Indiana University and Ames personnel are collaborating on performance of research and determining the direction of research, to assure that the project focuses on high-value tasks. In the first five months of the project, we have made two visits to Ames Research Center to consult with our NASA collaborators, to learn about the advanced aerospace design tools being developed there, and to identify specific needs for intelligent design support. These meetings identified a number of task areas for applying CBR and concept mapping technology. We jointly selected a first task area to focus on: Acquiring the convergence criteria that experts use to guide the selection of useful data from a set of numerical simulations of high-lift systems. During the first funding period, we developed two software systems. First, we have adapted a CBR system developed at Indiana University into a prototype case-based reasoning shell to capture and retrieve information about design experiences, with the sample task of capturing and reusing experts' intuitive criteria for determining convergence (work conducted at Indiana University). Second, we have also adapted and refined existing concept mapping tools that will be used to clarify and capture the rationale underlying those experiences, to facilitate understanding of the expert's reasoning and guide future reuse of captured information (work conducted at the University of West Florida). The tools we have developed are designed to be the basis for a general framework for facilitating tasks within systems developed by the Advanced Design Technologies Testbed (ADTT) project at ARC. The tenets of our framework are (1) that the systems developed should leverage a designer's knowledge, rather than attempting to replace it; (2) that learning and user feedback must play a central role, so that the system can adapt to how it is used, and (3) that the learning and feedback processes must be as natural and as unobtrusive as possible. In the second funding period we will extend our current work, applying the tools to capturing higher-level design rationale.

  11. WHAT'S INSIDE Research Awards

    E-print Network

    Goldman, Steven A.

    in the field of periodontal research, education, and service. Caton will receive the award during the 90th Periodontics. His earlier honors include the William J. Gies Award in 1993 and an AAP Fellow- ship in 1995. He dental degree from the University of California Dental School and his periodontal specialty certificate

  12. Awards & Honors International Recognition

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    Awards & Honors International Recognition of KU Research Dr. Shinya Yamanaka is the eighth Kyoto. Shinya Yamanaka, director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) and principal. The prize was jointly awarded to Dr. Yamanaka and the British scientist Sir John Gurdon. In 2006, Dr

  13. Materials Selection for Aerospace Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Arnold, Steven M.; Cebon, David; Ashby, Mike

    2012-01-01

    A systematic design-oriented, five-step approach to material selection is described: 1) establishing design requirements, 2) material screening, 3) ranking, 4) researching specific candidates and 5) applying specific cultural constraints to the selection process. At the core of this approach is the definition performance indices (i.e., particular combinations of material properties that embody the performance of a given component) in conjunction with material property charts. These material selection charts, which plot one property against another, are introduced and shown to provide a powerful graphical environment wherein one can apply and analyze quantitative selection criteria, such as those captured in performance indices, and make trade-offs between conflicting objectives. Finding a material with a high value of these indices maximizes the performance of the component. Two specific examples pertaining to aerospace (engine blades and pressure vessels) are examined, both at room temperature and elevated temperature (where time-dependent effects are important) to demonstrate the methodology. The discussion then turns to engineered/hybrid materials and how these can be effectively tailored to fill in holes in the material property space, so as to enable innovation and increases in performance as compared to monolithic materials. Finally, a brief discussion is presented on managing the data needed for materials selection, including collection, analysis, deployment, and maintenance issues.

  14. Smart materials and aerospace structures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bandyopadhyay, K.

    1999-11-01

    Starting from the very definition of smart structures and smart materials, this paper addresses the fundamental mechanism of operation of some well known smart materials like piezoelectric ceramic/polymer, electrostrictive ceramic, magnetostrictive alloy, shape memory alloy, electroheological fluid, magnetoheological fluid, optical fibers and so on. It also describes briefly the working principles of the actuators and sensor based upon these materials. In addition to that an overview of the various applications and research dealing with the application of these smart materials in aerospace structures mainly in the context of vibration suppression, shape control and adaptive structures for their efficient functioning has been presented. On the whole the presentation stresses on actuators. Since it is the actuator not the sensor that is often the limiting factor in smart structure used for active control. Numerous investigations have been made and are on the way to improve upon the piezoelectric and electrostrictive actuator for greater generating force and larger stroke, as well as shape memory alloy actuator for fast response. Development of multilayer piezoelectric and electrostrictive actuator and discovery of precompressed piezoelectric element and actuator is a forward leap in that direction.

  15. NASA's Aero-Space Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Milstead, Phil

    2000-01-01

    This presentation reviews the three pillars and the associated goals of NASA's Aero-Space Technology Enterprise. The three pillars for success are: (1) Global Civil Aviation, (2) Revolutionary Technology Leaps, (3) Advanced Space Transportation. The associated goals of the first pillar are to reduce accidents, emissions, and cost, and to increase the aviation system capacity. The goals of the second pillar are to reduce transoceanic travel time, revolutionize general aviation aircraft, and improve development capacity. The goals associated with the third pillar are to reduce the launch cost for low earth orbit and to reduce travel time for planetary missions. In order to meet these goals NASA must provide next-generation design capability for new and or experimental craft which enable a balance between reducing components of the design cycle by up to 50% and or increasing the confidence in design by 50%. These next-generation design tools, concepts, and processes will revolutionize vehicle development. The presentation finally reviews the importance of modeling and simulation in achieving the goals.

  16. FACULTY AWARDS AND EMERITUS STATUS 8.1 TEACHING AWARDS

    E-print Network

    Number Percent Effort for Course Course Title and Hours Average Teaching Evaluation Scores Number9-1 SECTION 8 FACULTY AWARDS AND EMERITUS STATUS 8.1 TEACHING AWARDS Each Fall, the Office of Academic Affairs will solicit nominations for the following faculty awards: · CSM Alumni Teaching Award

  17. George M. Low trophy NASA's quality and excellence award, 1992. Application guidelines: Large business

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    The George M. Low Trophy is awarded to current NASA contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in the aerospace industry who have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievements in quality and productivity for three or more years. The objectives of the award are to increase public awareness of the importance of quality and productivity to the Nation's aerospace program and industry in general; encourage domestic business to continue efforts to enhance quality, increase productivity, and thereby strengthen competitiveness; and provide the means for sharing the successful methods and techniques used by the applicants with other American enterprises. Information is given on candidate eligibility for large businesses, the selection process, the nomination letter, and the application report.

  18. George M. Low Trophy: NASA's quality and excellence award. 1992 recipients: Honeywell Clearwater, IBM Houston

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    The George M. Low Trophy is awarded to current NASA contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in the aerospace industry who have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievements in quality and productivity for three or more years. The objectives of the award are to increase public awareness of the importance of quality and productivity to the Nation's aerospace program and industry in general; encourage domestic business to continue efforts to enhance quality, increase productivity, and thereby strengthen competitiveness; and provide the means for sharing the successful methods and techniques used by the applicants with other American enterprises. Information is given on candidate eligibility for large businesses, the selection process, the nomination letter, and the application report. The 1992 highlights and recipients are included.

  19. BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chittleborough, Gail; Campbell, Coral

    2012-01-01

    The prestigious BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards are awarded annually to one teacher from each state of Australia. The awards recognise and value the time and effort that teachers give to the profession and to students conducting scientific research projects. This paper examines the Science Award scheme to identify the characteristics common to…

  20. Mobile Computing for Aerospace Applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Alena, Richard; Swietek, Gregory E. (Technical Monitor)

    1994-01-01

    The use of commercial computer technology in specific aerospace mission applications can reduce the cost and project cycle time required for the development of special-purpose computer systems. Additionally, the pace of technological innovation in the commercial market has made new computer capabilities available for demonstrations and flight tests. Three areas of research and development being explored by the Portable Computer Technology Project at NASA Ames Research Center are the application of commercial client/server network computing solutions to crew support and payload operations, the analysis of requirements for portable computing devices, and testing of wireless data communication links as extensions to the wired network. This paper will present computer architectural solutions to portable workstation design including the use of standard interfaces, advanced flat-panel displays and network configurations incorporating both wired and wireless transmission media. It will describe the design tradeoffs used in selecting high-performance processors and memories, interfaces for communication and peripheral control, and high resolution displays. The packaging issues for safe and reliable operation aboard spacecraft and aircraft are presented. The current status of wireless data links for portable computers is discussed from a system design perspective. An end-to-end data flow model for payload science operations from the experiment flight rack to the principal investigator is analyzed using capabilities provided by the new generation of computer products. A future flight experiment on-board the Russian MIR space station will be described in detail including system configuration and function, the characteristics of the spacecraft operating environment, the flight qualification measures needed for safety review, and the specifications of the computing devices to be used in the experiment. The software architecture chosen shall be presented. An analysis of the performance characteristics of wireless data links in the spacecraft environment will be discussed. Network performance and operation will be modeled and preliminary test results presented. A crew support application will be demonstrated in conjunction with the network metrics experiment.

  1. The Tony Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The 50th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will take place June 2, 1996. These awards are given to "recognize a person, or a production, or those in the realm of theatre that have achieved a degree of excellence in their fields." The Tony awards Web site is divided into four parts: 96 Awards, highlighted by a complete list of nominees in all categories; A Look Back, with a browsable and searchable archive of all award winners from 1947-1995, and a picture gallery that contains photos, posters, costume designs, or set designs down through the years; Spotlight, which has a long story on Antoinette Perry, for whom the awards were named; and Center Stage, which includes a general chat room, as well as a back stage area where you can chat with the stars. This is a well done, exhaustive, graphically beautiful site for those who follow the awards. http://www.tonys.org/index.html Less graphical entrance: http://www.tonys.org/siteindex.html

  2. Awards and Prizes INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

    E-print Network

    Service to Planetary Science Gerard P. Kuiper Prize in Planetary Science Harold C. Urey Prize in Planetary Award in Astronomy George Ellery Hale Prize The Dirk Brouwer Award Harold Masursky Award for Meritorious/awards.html) Gold Medal of the Society Dennis Gabor Award A.E. Conrady Award Harold E. Edgerton Award The Rudolf

  3. Sealed aerospace metal-hydride batteries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Coates, Dwaine

    1992-02-01

    Nickel metal hydride and silver metal hydride batteries are being developed for aerospace applications. There is a growing market for smaller, lower cost satellites which require higher energy density power sources than aerospace nickel-cadmium at a lower cost than space nickel-hydrogen. These include small LEO satellites, tactical military satellites and satellite constellation programs such as Iridium and Brilliant Pebbles. Small satellites typically do not have the spacecraft volume or the budget required for nickel-hydrogen batteries. NiCd's do not have adequate energy density as well as other problems such as overcharge capability and memory effort. Metal hydride batteries provide the ideal solution for these applications. Metal hydride batteries offer a number of advantages over other aerospace battery systems.

  4. Common Cause Failure Modeling: Aerospace Versus Nuclear

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stott, James E.; Britton, Paul; Ring, Robert W.; Hark, Frank; Hatfield, G. Spencer

    2010-01-01

    Aggregate nuclear plant failure data is used to produce generic common-cause factors that are specifically for use in the common-cause failure models of NUREG/CR-5485. Furthermore, the models presented in NUREG/CR-5485 are specifically designed to incorporate two significantly distinct assumptions about the methods of surveillance testing from whence this aggregate failure data came. What are the implications of using these NUREG generic factors to model the common-cause failures of aerospace systems? Herein, the implications of using the NUREG generic factors in the modeling of aerospace systems are investigated in detail and strong recommendations for modeling the common-cause failures of aerospace systems are given.

  5. Aerospace applications of advanced aluminum alloys

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chellman, D. J.; Langenbeck, S. L.

    1993-01-01

    Advanced metallic materials within the Al-base family are being developed for applications on current and future aerospace vehicles. These advanced materials offer significant improvements in density, strength, stiffness, fracture resistance, and/or higher use temperature which translates into improved vehicle performance. Aerospace applications of advanced metallic materials include space structures, fighters, military and commercial transport aircraft, and missiles. Structural design requirements, including not only static and durability/damage tolerance criteria but also environmental considerations, drive material selections. Often trade-offs must be made regarding strength, fracture resistance, cost, reliability, and maintainability in order to select the optimum material for a specific application. These trade studies not only include various metallic materials but also many times include advanced composite materials. Details of material comparisons, aerospace applications, and material trades will be presented.

  6. Directory of aerospace safety specialized information sources

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fullerton, E. A.; Rubens, L. S.

    1973-01-01

    A directory is presented to make available to the aerospace safety community a handbook of organizations and experts in specific, well-defined areas of safety technology. It is designed for the safety specialist as an aid for locating both information sources and individual points of contact (experts) in engineering related fields. The file covers sources of data in aerospace design, tests, as well as information in hazard and failure cause identification, accident analysis, materials characteristics, and other related subject areas. These 171 organizations and their staff members, hopefully, should provide technical information in the form of documentation, data and consulting expertise. These will be sources that have assembled and collated their information, so that it will be useful in the solution of engineering problems. One of the goals of the project in the United States that have and are willing to share data of value to the aerospace safety community.

  7. NSWC Crane Aerospace Cell Test History Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brown, Harry; Moore, Bruce

    1994-01-01

    The Aerospace Cell Test History Database was developed to provide project engineers and scientists ready access to the data obtained from testing of aerospace cell designs at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. The database is intended for use by all aerospace engineers and scientists involved in the design of power systems for satellites. Specifically, the database will provide a tool for project engineers to review the progress of their test at Crane and to have ready access to data for evaluation. Additionally, the database will provide a history of test results that designers can draw upon to answer questions about cell performance under certain test conditions and aid in selection of a cell for a satellite battery. Viewgraphs are included.

  8. Aerospace engineers: We're tomorrow-minded people

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lewis, M. H.

    1981-01-01

    Brief job-related autobiographical sketches of engineers working on NASA aerospace projects are presented. Career and educational guidance is offered to students thinking about entering the aerospace field.

  9. Aerospace Technicians: We're Tomorrow-Minded People

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lewis, M. H.

    1981-01-01

    Brief job-related autobiographical sketches of technicians working on NASA aerospace projects are presented. Career and educational guidance is offered to students thinking about entering the field of aerospace technology.

  10. Reach and its Impact: NASA and US Aerospace Communities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rothgeb, Matthew J.

    2011-01-01

    REACH is a European law that threatens to impact materials used within the US aerospace communities, including NASA. The presentation briefly covers REACH and generally, its perceived impacts to NASA and the aerospace community within the US.

  11. BSAVA presents its awards.

    PubMed

    2015-05-01

    Exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine, surgery and practice were recognised at this year's BSAVA awards ceremony, held on April 9 during the association's annual congress in Birmingham. PMID:25953871

  12. CASE Recognition Awards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Currents, 1985

    1985-01-01

    A total of 294 schools, colleges, and universities received prizes in this year's CASE Recognition program. Awards were given in: public relations programs, student recruitment, marketing, program pulications, news writing, fund raising, radio programming, school periodicals, etc. (MLW)

  13. Award Management and Reporting

    Cancer.gov

    This section contains links compiled by NCI's Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) to help investigators learn more about managing their grant awards and complying with NIH reporting requirements.

  14. NASA-UVa light aerospace alloy and structures technology program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gangloff, Richard P.; Haviland, John K.; Herakovich, Carl T.; Pilkey, Walter D.; Pindera, Marek-Jerzy; Scully, John R.; Stoner, Glenn E.; Swanson, Robert E.; Thornton, Earl A.; Wawner, Franklin E., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    The general objective of the NASA-UVa Light Aerospace Alloy and Structures Technology Program was to conduct research on the performance of next generation, light weight aerospace alloys, composites, and associated thermal gradient structures. The following research areas were actively investigated: (1) mechanical and environmental degradation mechanisms in advanced light metals and composites; (2) aerospace materials science; (3) mechanics of materials and composites for aerospace structures; and (4) thermal gradient structures.

  15. Level sets for CFD in aerospace engineering

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xia, H.; Tucker, P. G.; Dawes, W. N.

    2010-10-01

    In the past two decades, the level set concept has been extensively explored. The superiority of the differential level set to other more ad hoc methods as a formal framework for directly/indirectly solving ‘front-propagation’ natured problems is now fully established. Nowadays, in many areas of aerospace related computational fluid dynamics, applications of level set methods can be found. This paper gives a brief review of these applications and how level sets can be useful in tackling challenging computational aerospace problems. The use of level sets in premixed turbulent combustion, aero-acoustics, geometry definition/morphing, meshing and turbulence modeling is explored in detail and other applications discussed.

  16. Structures Technology for Future Aerospace Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Noor, Ahmed K.; Venneri, Samuel L.; Paul, Donald B.; Hopkins, Mark A.

    2000-01-01

    An overview of structures technology for future aerospace systems is given. Discussion focuses on developments in component technologies that will improve the vehicle performance, advance the technology exploitation process, and reduce system life-cycle costs. The component technologies described are smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials and structures, affordable composite structures, extreme environment structures, flexible load bearing structures, and computational methods and simulation-based design. The trends in each of the component technologies are discussed and the applicability of these technologies to future aerospace vehicles is described.

  17. The 1993 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brewer, Jeffrey C. (compiler)

    1994-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 26th annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on 16-18 Nov. 1993. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the U.S. Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers, as well as international participation in like kind from a number of countries around the world. The subjects covered included nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium based technologies, as well as advanced technologies including various bipolar designs.

  18. Trajectory optimization for the national aerospace plane

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lu, Ping

    1993-01-01

    During the past six months the research objectives outlined in the last semi-annual report were accomplished. Specifically, these are: three-dimensional (3-D) fuel-optimal ascent trajectory of the aerospace plane and the effects of thrust vectoring control (TVC) on the fuel consumption and trajectory shaping were investigated; the maximum abort landing area (footprint) was studied; preliminary assessment of simultaneous design of the ascent trajectory and the vehicle configuration for the aerospace plane was also conducted. The work accomplished in the reporting period is summarized.

  19. The 1992 NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brewer, Jeffrey C. (compiler)

    1993-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the 23rd annual NASA Aerospace Battery Workshop, hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center on November 15-19, 1992. The workshop was attended by scientists and engineers from various agencies of the U.S. Government, aerospace contractors, and battery manufacturers, as well as international participation in like kind from a number of countries around the world. The subjects covered included nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium based technologies, as well as advanced technologies including sodium-sulfur and various bipolar designs.

  20. Aerospace Applications of Integer and Combinatorial Optimization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Padula, S. L.; Kincaid, R. K.

    1995-01-01

    Research supported by NASA Langley Research Center includes many applications of aerospace design optimization and is conducted by teams of applied mathematicians and aerospace engineers. This paper investigates the benefits from this combined expertise in formulating and solving integer and combinatorial optimization problems. Applications range from the design of large space antennas to interior noise control. A typical problem, for example, seeks the optimal locations for vibration-damping devices on an orbiting platform and is expressed as a mixed/integer linear programming problem with more than 1500 design variables.

  1. Aerospace applications on integer and combinatorial optimization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Padula, S. L.; Kincaid, R. K.

    1995-01-01

    Research supported by NASA Langley Research Center includes many applications of aerospace design optimization and is conducted by teams of applied mathematicians and aerospace engineers. This paper investigates the benefits from this combined expertise in formulating and solving integer and combinatorial optimization problems. Applications range from the design of large space antennas to interior noise control. A typical problem. for example, seeks the optimal locations for vibration-damping devices on an orbiting platform and is expressed as a mixed/integer linear programming problem with more than 1500 design variables.

  2. Aerospace applications of integer and combinatorial optimization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Padula, S. L.; Kincaid, R. K.

    1995-01-01

    Research supported by NASA Langley Research Center includes many applications of aerospace design optimization and is conducted by teams of applied mathematicians and aerospace engineers. This paper investigates the benefits from this combined expertise in solving combinatorial optimization problems. Applications range from the design of large space antennas to interior noise control. A typical problem, for example, seeks the optimal locations for vibration-damping devices on a large space structure and is expressed as a mixed/integer linear programming problem with more than 1500 design variables.

  3. NASA aerospace database subject scope: An overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Outlined here is the subject scope of the NASA Aerospace Database, a publicly available subset of the NASA Scientific and Technical (STI) Database. Topics of interest to NASA are outlined and placed within the framework of the following broad aerospace subject categories: aeronautics, astronautics, chemistry and materials, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, physics, social sciences, space sciences, and general. A brief discussion of the subject scope is given for each broad area, followed by a similar explanation of each of the narrower subject fields that follow. The subject category code is listed for each entry.

  4. Aerospace Environmental Technology Conference: Exectutive summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitaker, A. F. (editor)

    1995-01-01

    The mandated elimination of CFC's, Halons, TCA, and other ozone depleting chemicals and specific hazardous materials has required changes and new developments in aerospace materials and processes. The aerospace industry has been involved for several years in providing product substitutions, redesigning entire production processes, and developing new materials that minimize or eliminate damage to the environment. These activities emphasize replacement cleaning solvents and their application verifications, compliant coatings including corrosion protection systems, and removal techniques, chemical propulsion effects on the environment, and the initiation of modifications to relevant processing and manufacturing specifications and standards. The papers from this conference are being published in a separate volume as NASA CP-3298.

  5. AGU Awards announced

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    AGU has named the 1983 recipients of the Bowie, Bucher, Ewing, Fleming, and Macelwane awards. These distinctive honors recognize AGU members who make significant contributions to geophysical knowledge. All of the awards except the Bucher medal will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 1, at the AGU Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md. This year the Bucher Medal will be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting.

  6. Applications of aerospace technology in biology and medicine

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Beall, H. C.; Beadles, R. L.; Brown, J. N., Jr.; Clingman, W. H.; Courtney, M. W.; Rouse, D. J.; Scearce, R. W.

    1979-01-01

    Medical products utilizing and incorporating aerospace technology were studied. A bipolar donor-recipient model for medical transfer is presented. The model is designed to: (1) identify medical problems and aerospace technology which constitute opportunities for successful medical products; (2) obtain early participation of industry in the transfer process; and (3) obtain acceptance by medical community of new medical products based on aerospace technology.

  7. A Model Aerospace Curriculum: August Martin High School.

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    Strickler, Mervin K., Jr.

    This document presents an operational model of a thematic aerospace education school--the August Martin High School (New York). Part 1 briefly describes the nature of aviation/aerospace education and the background of the school. This background information includes how the school was formed, rationale for an aerospace thematic school, research…

  8. Session 2793 Learning Across Disciplines: Aerospace Digital Library

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    Session 2793 Learning Across Disciplines: Aerospace Digital Library Narayanan Komerath, Marilyn J. Smith and Bethany Bodo Georgia Institute of Technology Abstract The Aerospace Digital Library, http disciplines. The Aerospace Digital Library (ADL) seeks to accelerate out of this predicament. The ADL

  9. Failure mechanisms and design considerations for fault tolerant aerospace drives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. W. Bennett; B. C. Mecrow; D. J. Atkinson; G. J. Atkinson

    2010-01-01

    This paper considers existing More Electric technologies in commercial aircraft, observing recent technologies adopted by aerospace and discussing the reasons restricting the application of other designs. Fault tolerant drives are considered, assessing where reliability may affect application in aerospace. Failure conditions and design issues are proposed which will present challenges in the evolution of laboratory prototypes to actual aerospace hardware.

  10. Initial results from the Caltech/DRSI balloon-borne isotope experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schindler, S. M.; Buffington, A.; Christian, E. C.; Grove, J. E.; Lau, K. H.; Stone, E. C.; Rasmussen, I. L.; Laursen, S.

    1985-08-01

    The Caltech/DSRI balloonborne High Energy Isotope Spectrometer Telescope (HEIST) was flown successfully from Palestine, Texas on 14 May, 1984. The experiment was designed to measure cosmic ray isotopic abundances from neon through iron, with incident particle energies from approx. 1.5 to 2.2 GeV/nucleon depending on the element. During approximately 38 hours at float altitude, 100,000 events were recorded with Z or = 6 and incident energies approx. 1.5 GeV/nucleon. We present results from the ongoing data analysis associated with both the preflight Bevalac calibration and the flight data.

  11. Post Award Administration Presented by

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    ;Richard Seligman Associate Vice President David Mayo Director Office of Sponsored Research Adilia Koch or Transfers · May involve development of sensitive technology or items DARPA, DOD, NASA, Defense Contractors of sponsored projects ­ submits invoices and financial reports ­ reimburses Caltech and JPL via LOC draws

  12. 5 CFR 451.105 - Award restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Award restrictions. 451.105 Section 451.105 Administrative...OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS AWARDS Agency Awards § 451.105 Award restrictions. (a) In...

  13. Nanocrystalline Materials from Aerospace Machining Chips

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Uluca; B. C. Rao; M. Ravi; T. L. Brown; J. B. Mann; S. Chandrasekar; W. D. Compton

    The creation of nanostructured materials with enhanced mechanical properties by controlled chip formation has been demonstrated. The present study examines the microstructure and mechanical properties of chips from various alloys -Waspaloy AMS 5704, Inconel 718, Al 6061-T6, and titanium - produced in aerospace machining operations. While the deformation conditions with respect to chip formation may be 'less than controlled' in

  14. Aerospace Medicine and Biology: 1983 cumulative index

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    This publication is a cumulative index to the abstracts contained in the Supplements 242 through 253 of Aerospace Medicine and Biology: A Continuing Bibliography. It includes six indexes--subject, personal author, corporate source, contract number, report number, and accession number.

  15. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH mat Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) E N T r y F A Q S A p p l y i n g C a m p u

  16. Aerospace Curriculum: Applied Basic Electricity Workshop

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lesson from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a technician skills workshop on applied basic electricity. The PDF document includes 148 slides with text and graphics depicting best practices in electric safety. It also includes basic electrical formulas and calculations for reference.

  17. The 15th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    Technological areas covered include: aerospace propulsion; aerodynamic devices; crew safety; space vehicle control; spacecraft deployment, positioning, and pointing; deployable antennas/reflectors; and large space structures. Devices for payload deployment, payload retention, and crew extravehicular activities on the space shuttle orbiter are also described.

  18. Fiber optic smart structures for aerospace applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eric Udd

    1992-01-01

    Fiber optic smart structures as applied to aerospace platforms are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on advantages of these structures which include weight saving for equivalent performance, immunity to electromagnetic interference, the ability to multiplex a number of fiber optic sensors along a single line, the inherent high bandwidth of fiber optic sensors and the data links supporting them, the ability

  19. Kalen E. Braman Department of Aerospace Engineering

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    Raman, Venkat

    Point) · Experienced in Unix operating system, LabView, C, C++, Fortran, Matlab, Field- view, Ensight, Gridgen 2 of 2 USAEducation PhD, Aerospace Engineering (July 2008 - Present) · Research Topic: Modeling and Simulation 2006 · Research Topic: Hybrid RANS/LES Turbulence Modeling and Simulation · Advisor: Professor Suresh

  20. Reliability testing and demonstration - Aerospace problems.

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    Lalli, V. R.

    1971-01-01

    Several aerospace problems are solved using various reliability methods. The problems considered are associated with distribution functions, sampling, accelerated life testing, and accept/reject decisions with sequential testing. In addition, two reliability case histories are described in detail. They include the second space Electric Rocket Test (SERT II), and the Microthruster Power Conditioner (MTPC) life test, both conducted by the Lewis Research Center.

  1. Aircraft of Today. Aerospace Education I.

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    Savler, D. S.

    This textbook gives a brief idea about the modern aircraft used in defense and for commercial purposes. Aerospace technology in its present form has developed along certain basic principles of aerodynamic forces. Different parts in an airplane have different functions to balance the aircraft in air, provide a thrust, and control the general…

  2. Theory of Aircraft Flight. Aerospace Education II.

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    Elmer, James D.

    This revised textbook, one in the Aerospace Education II series, provides answers to many questions related to airplanes and properties of air flight. The first chapter provides a description of aerodynamic forces and deals with concepts such as acceleration, velocity, and forces of flight. The second chapter is devoted to the discussion of…

  3. Recent advances in aerospace composite NDE

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    Georgeson, Gary E.

    2002-06-01

    As the aerospace industry continues to advance the design and use of composite structure, the NDE community faces the difficulties of trying to keep up. The challenges lie in manufacturing evaluation of the newest aerospace structures and materials and the in-service inspection and monitoring of damaged or aging composites. This paper provides examples of several promising NDI applications in the world of aerospace composites. Airborne (or non-contact) Ultrasonic Testing (UT) has been available for decades, but recently has generated new interest due to significant improvements in transducer design and low noise electronics. Boeing is developing inspection techniques for composite joints and core blankets using this technology. In-service inspection techniques for thick, multi-layer structures are also being advanced. One effective technique integrates the S-9 Sondicator, a traditional bond testing device, with Boeing's Mobile Automated Scanner (MAUS) platform. Composite patches have seen limited use on-aircraft, due, in part, to the difficulty of determining the quality of a bonded joint. A unique approach using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) is showing promise as a bonded patch-inspection method. Other NDI techniques currently being developed for aerospace application are also briefly discussed.

  4. Evolution of aerospace fiber-optic cable

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. A. Lindholm

    2009-01-01

    The design components of a fiber-optic cable have been reviewed. Details on how each design contribute to the optical and mechanical reliability of a data link used in the often aggressive environmental conditions of an aerospace application are also discussed.

  5. Saptarshi Basu Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and

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    Peles, Yoav

    cooling technologies, which could involve a heat flux controlled flow boil- ing setup. Such a system can of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 Flow Boiling study was carried out on the critical heat flux (CHF) condition for flow boiling of R134a in single

  6. NASA's Software Bank (Heath Tecna Aerospace)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    Heath Tecna Aerospace used a COSMIC program, "Analysis of Filament Reinforced Metal Shell Pressure Vessels," to predict stresses in motorcase walls in a composite hybrid rocket and calculate the ideal geometry for the domes at either end of the filament-wound pressure vessel. The COSMIC program predictions were confirmed in testing.

  7. Aerospace Education Curriculum Guide (K-12).

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

    GRADES OR AGES: K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Aerospace education. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into two main sections, one each for primary and secondary levels. Each section is further subdivided into several parts. The guide is printed and staple bound with a paper cover. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES: Activities at each level…

  8. Aerospace Concepts at the Elementary Level

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    Journal of Aerospace Education, 1975

    1975-01-01

    Presents materials compiled to assist the elementary teacher in preparing teaching units in aerospace education. Suggests specific and general objectives and lists important concepts and questions pertaining to areas such as: history of flight, weather and flying, airplanes, jets, rockets, space travel, and the solar system. (MLH)

  9. Level MSc 2013/14 Aerospace Engineering

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Edwards EG-M90 Advanced Aerodynamics 10 Credits Dr. BJ Evans/Professor K Morgan EGTM60 Aerospace Materials De Souza Neto EG-M73 Composite Materials 10 Credits Dr. JC Arnold EG-M69 Advanced Airframe Structure "Advanced" in the title you must be mathematically confident. Please note - EG-M73: Composite Materials

  10. Faculty Positions Department of Aerospace Engineering

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    structures and advanced multifunctional or extreme-environment materials. Applicants who apply a balanced, multifunctional or extreme-environment materials, advanced computations and diagnostics, autonomous systems, spaceFaculty Positions Department of Aerospace Engineering Dwight Look College of Engineering Texas A

  11. Aeronautics Leadership Program Canada's aerospace industry

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    Aeronautics Leadership Program Canada's aerospace industry is one of the largest in the world looking for its new hires to hold university degrees. www.uwindsor.ca/aeronautics The UWindsor Aeronautics of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences #12;Aeronautics Leadership Program We look forward to meeting you

  12. Actively controlled shaft seals for aerospace applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard F. Salant

    1995-01-01

    This study experimentally investigates an actively controlled mechanical seal for aerospace applications. The seal of interest is a gas seal, which is considerably more compact than previous actively controlled mechanical seals that were developed for industrial use. In a mechanical seal, the radial convergence of the seal interface has a primary effect on the film thickness. Active control of the

  13. Actively controlled shaft seals for aerospace applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard F. Salant

    1994-01-01

    This study experimentally investigates an actively controlled mechanical seal for aerospace applications. The seal of interest is a gas seal, which is considerably more compact than previous actively controlled mechanical seals that were developed for industrial use. In a mechanical seal, the radial convergence of the seal interface has a primary effect on the film thickness. Active control of the

  14. Trends in Aerospace Manufacturing 2009 International Conference

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith Ridgway; Rosemary Gault; Adrian Allen

    2011-01-01

    The aerospace industry is rapidly changing. New aircraft structures are being developed and aero-engines are becoming lighter and more environmentally friendly. In both areas, innovative materials and manufacturing methods are used in an attempt to get maximum performance for minimum cost. At the same time, the structure of the industry has changed and there has been a move from large

  15. Aerospace Meteorology Lessons Learned Relative to Aerospace Vehicle Design and Operations

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    Vaughan, William W.; Anderson, B. Jeffrey

    2004-01-01

    Aerospace Meteorology came into being in the 1950s as the development of rockets for military and civilian usage grew in the United States. The term was coined to identify those involved in the development of natural environment models, design/operational requirements, and environment measurement systems to support the needs of aerospace vehicles, both launch vehicles and spacecraft. It encompassed the atmospheric environment of the Earth, including Earth orbit environments. Several groups within the United States were active in this area, including the Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and a few of the aerospace industry groups. Some aerospace meteorology efforts were similar to those being undertaken relative to aviation interests. As part of the aerospace meteorology activities a number of lessons learned resulted that produced follow on efforts which benefited from these experiences, thus leading to the rather efficient and technologically current descriptions of terrestrial environment design requirements, prelaunch monitoring systems, and forecast capabilities available to support the development and operations of aerospace vehicles.

  16. Aerospace Nickel-cadmium Cell Verification

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    Manzo, Michelle A.; Strawn, D. Michael; Hall, Stephen W.

    2001-01-01

    During the early years of satellites, NASA successfully flew "NASA-Standard" nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) cells manufactured by GE/Gates/SAFF on a variety of spacecraft. In 1992 a NASA Battery Review Board determined that the strategy of a NASA Standard Cell and Battery Specification and the accompanying NASA control of a standard manufacturing control document (MCD) for Ni-Cd cells and batteries was unwarranted. As a result of that determination, standards were abandoned and the use of cells other than the NASA Standard was required. In order to gain insight into the performance and characteristics of the various aerospace Ni-Cd products available, tasks were initiated within the NASA Aerospace Flight Battery Systems Program that involved the procurement and testing of representative aerospace Ni-Cd cell designs. A standard set of test conditions was established in order to provide similar information about the products from various vendors. The objective of this testing was to provide independent verification of representative commercial flight cells available in the marketplace today. This paper will provide a summary of the verification tests run on cells from various manufacturers: Sanyo 35 Ampere-hour (Ali) standard and 35 Ali advanced Ni-Cd cells, SAFr 50 Ah Ni-Cd cells and Eagle-Picher 21 Ali Magnum and 21 Ali Super Ni-CdTM cells from Eagle-Picher were put through a full evaluation. A limited number of 18 and 55 Ali cells from Acme Electric were also tested to provide an initial evaluation of the Acme aerospace cell designs. Additionally, 35 Ali aerospace design Ni-MH cells from Sanyo were evaluated under the standard conditions established for this program. Ile test program is essentially complete. The cell design parameters, the verification test plan and the details of the test result will be discussed.

  17. NSF graduate awards

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    Richman, Barbara T.

    Of the 450 college students offered fellowships by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year for graduate study in 1983-1984 in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering, 40 plan to pursue graduate studies in earth, ocean, or space sciences. None of the 50 science students awarded NSF minority graduate fellowship awards plans to study in the geophysics-related sciences.Each fellowship, awarded for 3 years of graduate study, provides a stipend of $6,900 per year for full-time graduate study. An annual cost-of-education allowance of $4,000 is provided by NSF in lieu of all tuition and fees to the institution selected by each fellow for graduate study. The fellowships may be used over 5 years to permit students to incorporate teaching or research assistantships into their education during periods in which they are not receiving their fellowship stipends.

  18. Sergio Arrau Receives Theatre Award

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    1986-04-01

    78 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Sergio Arrau Receives Theatre Award Sergio Arrau has been awarded the Premio Eugenio Dittborn at the Tercer Concurso Nacional de Dramaturgia, which took place at the Universidad Católica de Chile in October 1985... some fifty plays, most of which have been performed outside Chile. He has won several other awards, including the Premio Andrés Bello twice. ...

  19. BERKELEY LAB'S SAFETY SPOT AWARD

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    Eisen, Michael

    BERKELEY LAB'S SAFETY SPOT AWARD NOMINATION FORM Employee Name: Employee ID: Division: Department of accomplishment and will be assigned by the Safety Spot Award Committee. Values range from $25 to $150 in most: Please start with "This Safety Spot Award is in recognition of..." Nominated By: Date: Approved by Safety

  20. Web Awards: Are They Reliable?

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    Everhart, Nancy; McKnight, Kathleen

    1997-01-01

    School library media specialists recommend quality Web sites to children based on evaluations and Web awards. This article examines three types of Web awards and who grants them, suggests ways to determine their reliability, and discusses specific award sites. Includes a bibliography of Web sites. (PEN)

  1. 30 JULY 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org508 CREDITS:(MAIN)NASA/JPL-CALTECH;NASA/JPL

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    Arizona, University of

    30 JULY 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org508 NEWSFOCUS CREDITS:(MAIN)NASA/JPL-CALTECH;NASA/JPL, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has a dozen people and a bud- get of about $4 develops autonomous space systems for JPL. "A smart scientist can do much bet- ter experiments. But it

  2. At first it was a bit intimidating. Caltech, after all, was ranked as the nation's top physics graduate program in

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    Dai, Pengcheng

    At first it was a bit intimidating. Caltech, after all, was ranked as the nation's top physics for life in graduate school. He also racked up quite a bit of research experience as an undergraduate the density of helium near the Lamba transition (where liquid helium goes into a super-fluid state). He uses

  3. 38 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE S PR I NG 2012 Caltech alumni make their mark after leaving the Institute,

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    . As a graduate student at Caltech, he worked on the first Mars landing missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory stuff all over the solar system. She has worked on projects ranging from the recently launched Mars Science Laboratory rover to using meteorites from Mars to assess the potential for life and the history

  4. Power electronics Slobodan Cuk came to Caltech in 1974 and obtained his PhD degree in Power Electronics in

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    Levi, Anthony F. J.

    sent me an article with boost converter 7 #12;8 Power Electronics-Emerging from Limbo 1973 keynote by W.E. Newell, Westinghouse Power Electronics-Emerging from Limbo 1973 keynote by W.E. Newell, Westinghouse #12Power electronics Slobodan Cuk came to Caltech in 1974 and obtained his PhD degree in Power

  5. For businesses from high-tech companies to banks, big data can mean big money. For Caltech researchers, however, this

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    For businesses from high-tech companies to banks, big data can mean big money. For Caltech's the Big Deal about BigData? 16 ENGI NEER I NG & SCIENCE FALL 2013 #12;THERE'S NO DOUBT that we're awash Obama announced a $200 million Big Data Research and Development Initiative to improve the ways we take

  6. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Journal of the American Chemical Society is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Journal of the American Chemical Society.1021/ja8040459 · Publication Date (Web): 09 January 2009 Downloaded from http://pubs.acs.org on May 15 from that of the bidentate case. 1. Introduction Palladium oxidation catalysis employing molecular

  7. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry · Publication Date (Web): 13 February 2009 Downloaded from http://pubs.acs.org on April 10, 2009 More About bonds to H2O are stronger for the aco complex. Introduction Uranium-oxygen species and their intrinsic

  8. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Organometallics is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Organometallics is published by the American Goddard Organometallics, 2008, 27 (15), 3770-3773 · DOI: 10.1021/om800274f · Publication Date (Web): 16. Introduction The world's resources in methane are grossly underutilized, mainly due to a lack of efficient low

  9. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry (9), 1740-1746· DOI: 10.1021/jp8081479 · Publication Date (Web): 11 February 2009 Downloaded from decomposition and oxidation processes of important hydrocarbon fuels. Introduction JP-10 (exo-tricyclo[5

  10. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Organometallics is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Organometallics is published by the American, and William A. Goddard III. Organometallics, 2008, 27 (24), 6440-6445 · DOI: 10.1021/om8006568 · Publication these complexes do not activate the methane C-H bond. Introduction The activation/cleavage of hydrocarbon C

  11. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Journal of the American Chemical Society is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Robert H. Grubbs J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (5), 1931-1938· DOI: 10.1021/ja8078913 · Publication Date it underestimates attractive noncovalent interactions. I. Introduction Olefin metathesis has become an indispensible

  12. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113 (10), 2136-2143· DOI: 10.1021/jp809213m · Publication Date (Web): 18 February is compatible with experiments. 1. Introduction The electrochemically switchable, bistable [2]rotaxanes1 (Figure

  13. Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry B is published by the American Chemical

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Subscriber access provided by Caltech Library Services The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (47), 14888-14897 · DOI: 10.1021/jp061759l · Publication Date (Web): 24 October 2008 Downloaded from are explained in terms of the atomic projected density of states. 1. Introduction Recent advances in molecular

  14. IT Data Mining Tool Uses in Aerospace

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    Monroe, Gilena A.; Freeman, Kenneth; Jones, Kevin L.

    2012-01-01

    Data mining has a broad spectrum of uses throughout the realms of aerospace and information technology. Each of these areas has useful methods for processing, distributing, and storing its corresponding data. This paper focuses on ways to leverage the data mining tools and resources used in NASA's information technology area to meet the similar data mining needs of aviation and aerospace domains. This paper details the searching, alerting, reporting, and application functionalities of the Splunk system, used by NASA's Security Operations Center (SOC), and their potential shared solutions to address aircraft and spacecraft flight and ground systems data mining requirements. This paper also touches on capacity and security requirements when addressing sizeable amounts of data across a large data infrastructure.

  15. Aerospace Applications of Optimization under Uncertainty

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    Padula, Sharon; Gumbert, Clyde; Li, Wu

    2003-01-01

    The Multidisciplinary Optimization (MDO) Branch at NASA Langley Research Center develops new methods and investigates opportunities for applying optimization to aerospace vehicle design. This paper describes MDO Branch experiences with three applications of optimization under uncertainty: (1) improved impact dynamics for airframes, (2) transonic airfoil optimization for low drag, and (3) coupled aerodynamic/structures optimization of a 3-D wing. For each case, a brief overview of the problem and references to previous publications are provided. The three cases are aerospace examples of the challenges and opportunities presented by optimization under uncertainty. The present paper will illustrate a variety of needs for this technology, summarize promising methods, and uncover fruitful areas for new research.

  16. Aerospace Applications of Optimization under Uncertainty

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    Padula, Sharon; Gumbert, Clyde; Li, Wu

    2006-01-01

    The Multidisciplinary Optimization (MDO) Branch at NASA Langley Research Center develops new methods and investigates opportunities for applying optimization to aerospace vehicle design. This paper describes MDO Branch experiences with three applications of optimization under uncertainty: (1) improved impact dynamics for airframes, (2) transonic airfoil optimization for low drag, and (3) coupled aerodynamic/structures optimization of a 3-D wing. For each case, a brief overview of the problem and references to previous publications are provided. The three cases are aerospace examples of the challenges and opportunities presented by optimization under uncertainty. The present paper will illustrate a variety of needs for this technology, summarize promising methods, and uncover fruitful areas for new research.

  17. Sputtering and ion plating for aerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Spalvins, T.

    1981-01-01

    Sputtering and ion plating technologies are reviewed in terms of their potential and present uses in the aerospace industry. Sputtering offers great universality and flexibility in depositing any material or in the synthesis of new ones. The sputter deposition process has two areas of interest: thin film and fabrication technology. Thin film sputtering technology is primarily used for aerospace mechanical components to reduce friction, wear, erosion, corrosion, high temperature oxidation, diffusion and fatigue, and also to sputter-construct temperature and strain sensors for aircraft engines. Sputter fabrication is used in intricate aircraft component manufacturing. Ion plating applications are discussed in terms of the high energy evaporant flux and the high throwing power. Excellent adherence and 3-dimensional coverage are the primary attributes of this technology.

  18. Sputtering and ion plating for aerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Spalvins, T.

    1981-01-01

    Sputtering and ion plating technologies are reviewed in terms of their potential and present uses in the aerospace industry. Sputtering offers great universality and flexibility in depositing any material or in the synthesis of new ones. The sputter deposition process has two areas of interest: thin film and fabrication technology. Thin film sputtering technology is primarily used for aerospace mechanical components to reduce friction, wear, erosion, corrosion, high temperature oxidation, diffusion and fatigue, and also to sputter-construct temperature and strain sensors for aircraft engines. Sputter fabrication is used in intricate aircraft component manufacturing. Ion plating applications are discussed in terms of the high energy evaporant flux and the high throwing power. Excellent adherence and 3 dimensional coverage are the primary attributes of this technology.

  19. Session: Poster Session + Poster Award + Scientific Award + Excellent young wind doctor award (PO.210) Track: Technical

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    Session: Poster Session + Poster Award + Scientific Award + Excellent young wind doctor award (PO-project work package 6 deals with remote sensing measurements. The scope is to gather the existing experience. Part of this work has been finished and investigations are now performed for calculation the signal

  20. Minimum weight aerospace structural synthesis program 

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    Walker, John Michael

    1975-01-01

    Webs Weight Equations General 12 15 16 Multirib Weight Multispar Weight III. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT 21 27 30 IV. Minimum Weight Analysis of Multirib and Multiweb Wing Box Structures Minimum Weight Aerospace Structural Synthesis Program... The Desk Top Calculator Plot Routines Increased Efficiency PLASTICITY CORRECTION FACTORS Upper Cover ? Multirib Upper Cover ? Multispar 30 35 35 36 37 53 CHAPTER VI. Shear Webs ? Multirib and Multispar Ribs ? Multirib EFFECTIVE DEPTH FACTOR...

  1. MODELING FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

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    Andrey A. Aksenov; Kirill A. Iliine; Vladimir V. Shmelev

    An approach for solving Fluid Structure Interaction in aerospace application is presented in this paper. The proposed approach is based on the two-way coupling between CFD code FlowVision and FEA code ABAQUS. The codes are coupled directly without using any 3rd party software or intermediate structure. A direct link offers a full control over the load transfer and interpolation error

  2. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo

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    Krovi, Venkat

    and Astronautics in May 2008 and a M.S.AAE in December 2009. His research interests include space mission designMechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y o f N e w Trajectories for Missions to Jupiter. Abstract: Satellite-aided capture is a mission design concept used

  3. Silicon Carbide Technologies for Lightweighted Aerospace Mirrors

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    Lawrence E. Matson; Ming Y. Chen; B. Deblonk; I. Palusinski

    2008-01-01

    The use of monolithic glass and beryllium to produce lightweighted aerospace mirror systems has reached its limits due to the long lead times, high processing costs, environmental effects and launch load\\/weight requirements. New material solutions and manufacturing processes are required to meet DoD's directed energy weapons, reconnaissance\\/surveillance, and secured communications needs. Over the past several years the Air Force, MDA,

  4. Developing IVHM Requirements for Aerospace Systems

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    Rajamani, Ravi; Saxena, Abhinav; Kramer, Frank; Augustin, Mike; Schroeder, John B.; Goebel, Kai; Shao, Ginger; Roychoudhury, Indranil; Lin, Wei

    2013-01-01

    The term Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) describes a set of capabilities that enable sustainable and safe operation of components and subsystems within aerospace platforms. However, very little guidance exists for the systems engineering aspects of design with IVHM in mind. It is probably because of this that designers have to use knowledge picked up exclusively by experience rather than by established process. This motivated a group of leading IVHM practitioners within the aerospace industry under the aegis of SAE's HM-1 technical committee to author a document that hopes to give working engineers and program managers clear guidance on all the elements of IVHM that they need to consider before designing a system. This proposed recommended practice (ARP6883 [1]) will describe all the steps of requirements generation and management as it applies to IVHM systems, and demonstrate these with a "real-world" example related to designing a landing gear system. The team hopes that this paper and presentation will help start a dialog with the larger aerospace community and that the feedback can be used to improve the ARP and subsequently the practice of IVHM from a systems engineering point-of-view.

  5. NBNews Editor's Choice Awards

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    An online newsletter, NBNews Editor's Choice Awards, an annotated listing of new Internet sites that is issued every ten days, has been added to the Internet Publications--Internet Webzines section of the Scout Toolkit. In addition, about one third of all the annotations in the Toolkit have been revised and updated in the last two weeks.

  6. The Ogre Awards

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    Davis, Enid

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author describes the Ogre Awards, an ambitious storytelling event she developed for The Harker School during the 1996-1997 school year. Although it has evolved over these twelve years, the concept of the event is as follows: three of the four homeroom classes (averaging twenty-two students each) perform a segment of a…

  7. Student Enrollmentl Degrees Awarded*

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    Ward, Karen

    .D. l Fall 2009 * 2008-2009 Website: engineering.utep.edu Research Grants Awarded: $15- American 1.5% Asian- American 1.3% Mexican National 15.7% Other International 0.6% Gender.5% Asian American 1.3% Mexican National 15.7% Other International 0.6% Female 19.5% Male 80.5% Faculty

  8. 1987 Paragon Awards.

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    Golden, Sandra

    1987-01-01

    Describes the annual Paragon Award winners, representing 76 successful community college marketing efforts in the areas of overall promotion; best catalog, schedule, annual report, newsletter, news story, viewbook, brochure, poster, folder, postcard, outdoor advertising, print advertisement, radio advertisement, video promotion, photographs, media…

  9. 3D MHD simulation of Caltech Plasma Jet Experiment and Implications for Astrophysical Jets

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    Zhai, Xiang

    2014-10-01

    Magnetic fields are believed to play an essential role in astrophysical jets with observations suggesting the presence of helical magnetic fields. In this talk we present 3D ideal MHD simulations of the Caltech plasma jet experiment using a magnetic tower scenario as the baseline model. Magnetic fields consist of an initially localized dipole-like poloidal component and a toroidal component that is continuously being injected into the domain. This flux injection mimics the poloidal currents driven by the anode-cathode voltage drop in the experiment. The injected toroidal field stretches the poloidal fields to large distances, while forming a collimated jet along with several other key features. Detailed comparisons between 3D MHD simulations and experimental measurements provide a comprehensive description of the interplay among magnetic force, pressure and flow effects. In particular, we delineate both the jet structure and the transition process that converts the injected magnetic energy to other forms. With suitably chosen parameters that are derived from experiments, the jet in the simulation agrees quantitatively with the experimental jet in terms of magnetic/kinetic/inertial energy, poloidal current, jet radius and jet propagation velocity. Specifically, the jet velocity in the simulation is proportional to the poloidal current divided by the square root of the jet density, in agreement with both the experiment and analytical theory. This work provides a new and quantitative method for relating experiments, numerical simulations and astrophysical observation, and demonstrates the possibility of using terrestrial laboratory experiments to study astrophysical jets. The work has been done under the collaboration between Caltech Bellan group and LANL Li group.

  10. Access to Japanese aerospace-related scientific and technical information: The NASA Aerospace Database

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    Hoetker, Glenn P.; Lahr, Thomas F.

    1993-01-01

    With Japan's growing R&D strength in aerospace-related fields, it is increasingly important for U.S. researchers to be aware of Japanese advances. However, several factors make it difficult to do so. After reviewing the diffusion of aerospace STI in Japan, four factors which make it difficult for U.S. researchers to gather this information are discussed: language, the human network, information scatter, and document acquisition. NASA activities to alleviate these difficulties are described, beginning with a general overview of the NASA STI Program. The effects of the new National Level Agreement between NASA and NASDA are discussed.

  11. 7 CFR 2903.17 - Award document and notice of award.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) OFFICE OF ENERGY POLICY AND NEW USES, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM Award Administration § 2903.17 Award document and notice of award. (a) The award...

  12. 76 FR 721 - Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-1159 Airplanes

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    2011-01-06

    ...Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-1159 Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation...certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-1159 airplanes. The existing AD requires...to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G- 1159 airplanes, was published in the...

  13. University Awards Deadlines Award Due in the Dean's

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    Baskaran, Mark

    Recognition N/A 12/07/2012 N/A Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award 1/4/13 1/18/13 to Grad School Dean to endorse, C. Chow Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award N/A 1/23/13 to Grad School N/A President's Awards to endorse, Joe K (budget), C. Chow University Research Grant Prg. 11/27/12 deadline passed 11/30/2012 HAIC

  14. FABIans RECEIVE AWARDS 1. 2008 SOUTH AFRICAN AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

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    FABIans RECEIVE AWARDS 1. 2008 SOUTH AFRICAN AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) has created recognition awards to celebrate "Women in Science awards to celebrate "Women in Science". The 2008 awards are: Distinguished Woman Scientist Award

  15. Route Award Considerations

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    Rogers, W. D., Jr.

    1972-01-01

    The organization, responsibilities, and functions of the Civil Aeronautics Board are discussed. Several examples of decisions made by the Civil Aeronautics Board on the award of specific air routes to competing air lines are presented. The manner in which route proceedings are initiated and examined is explained. Recommendations are made concerning actions which can be taken to improve the services provided to the flying public.

  16. Schmandt Receives 2013 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award: Response

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    Schmandt, Brandon

    2014-09-01

    I appreciate Karen's generous words, and I am sincerely honored to receive this year's Aki Award. I would like to acknowledge that my research has been enabled by excellent mentors and colleagues and by a unique community of scientists. I was particularly lucky to wander into Gene Humphrey's office as a first-year graduate student with a curiosity about western U.S. tectonics and seismology. Gene always matched my energy and enthusiasm and allowed me to find my path. Later, as a postdoc, I benefited from a similarly flexible and supportive environment in the Seismo Lab at Caltech. I also feel fortunate to be part of the seismology community. It is a special community that will strive to collect a world-class data set, such as the EarthScope seismic data, and then openly put those data in the hands of any eager scientist. This unselfish and open-minded perspective is a great motivation for me, and I expect it is for many young scientists. I am excited for the future as a member of the seismology community.

  17. College of Engineering, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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    Virginia Tech

    " MARINE ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 3 3 ~ 15 In order to eoter EXPLORATION FRESHMAN ENGLISH ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA CALCULUS FALL COMPUTATIONAL METHODS INTRO TO AEROSPACE~CSOFDEFORMABLEBODlliS 3 4 ESM 2304 DYNAMICS 3 1 MATH 2214 INTRO DIFF EQUATIONS l 17 18 JUN10RYEAR SPRING 3 3 3 3 3 AOE AOE

  18. Oklahoma Aerospace Intellectual Capital/Educational Recommendations: An Inquiry of Oklahoma Aerospace Executives

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    Nelson, Erin M.

    2010-01-01

    Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this qualitative study was to conduct detailed personal interviews with aerospace industry executives/managers from both the private and military sectors from across Oklahoma to determine their perceptions of intellectual capital needs of the industry. Interviews with industry executives regarding…

  19. Chemical Gas Sensors for Aerospace Applications

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    Hunter, Gary W.; Liu, C. C.

    1998-01-01

    Chemical sensors often need to be specifically designed (or tailored) to operate in a given environment. It is often the case that a chemical sensor that meets the needs of one application will not function adequately in another application. The more demanding the environment and specialized the requirement, the greater the need to adapt exiting sensor technologies to meet these requirements or, as necessary, develop new sensor technologies. Aerospace (aeronautic and space) applications are particularly challenging since often these applications have specifications which have not previously been the emphasis of commercial suppliers. Further, the chemical sensing needs of aerospace applications have changed over the years to reflect the changing emphasis of society. Three chemical sensing applications of particular interest to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which illustrate these trends are launch vehicle leak detection, emission monitoring, and fire detection. Each of these applications reflects efforts ongoing throughout NASA. As described in NASA's "Three Pillars for Success", a document which outlines NASA's long term response to achieve the nation's priorities in aerospace transportation, agency wide objectives include: improving safety and decreasing the cost of space travel, significantly decreasing the amount of emissions produced by aeronautic engines, and improving the safety of commercial airline travel. As will be discussed below, chemical sensing in leak detection, emission monitoring, and fire detection will help enable the agency to meet these objectives. Each application has vastly different problems associated with the measurement of chemical species. Nonetheless, the development of a common base technology can address the measurement needs of a number of applications.

  20. Infrared signature studies of aerospace vehicles

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    Mahulikar, Shripad P.; Sonawane, Hemant R.; Arvind Rao, G.

    2007-10-01

    Infrared (IR) emissions from aircraft are used to detect, track, and lock-on to the target. MAN Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) have emerged as a major cause of aircraft and helicopter loss. Therefore, IR signature studies are important to counter this threat for survivability enhancement, and are an important aspect of stealth technology. This paper reviews contemporary developments in this discipline, with particular emphasis on IR signature prediction from aerospace vehicles. The role of atmosphere in IR signature analysis, and relation between IR signature level and target susceptibility are illustrated. Also, IR signature suppression systems and countermeasure techniques are discussed, to highlight their effectiveness and implications in terms of penalties.

  1. Actively controlled shaft seals for aerospace applications

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    Salant, Richard F.

    1991-01-01

    Actively controlled mechanical seals have recently been developed for industrial use. This study investigates the feasibility of using such seals for aerospace applications. In a noncontacting mechanical seal, the film thickness depends on the geometry of the seal interface. The amount of coning, which is a measure of the radial convergence or divergence of the seal interface, has a primary effect on the film thickness. Active control of the film thickness is established by controlling the coning with a piezoelectric material. A mathematical model has been formulated to predict the performance of an actively controlled mechanical seal.

  2. National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program

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    Tank, Ming H.

    1991-01-01

    A program to develop the technology for reusable airbreathing hypersonic/transatmospheric vehicles is addressed. Information on the following topics is presented in viewgraph form: (1) the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program schedule; (2) the NASP program organization; (3) competitive strategy; (4) propulsion options; (5) wind tunnel data available for NASP; (6) ground track of envelope expansion; and (7) altitude vs. Mach number. A NASP/Space Shuttle comparison, NASP configuration matrix, and the propulsion concept of a high speed scramjet are also briefly addressed.

  3. The ARM unpiloted aerospace vehicle (UAV) program

    SciTech Connect

    Sowle, D. [Mission Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    Unmanned aerospace vehicles (UAVs) are an important complement to the DOE`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. ARM is primarily a ground-based program designed to extensively quantify the radiometric and meteorological properties of an atmospheric column. There is a need for airborne measurements of radiative profiles, especially flux at the tropopause, cloud properties, and upper troposphere water vapor. There is also a need for multi-day measurements at the tropopause; for example, in the tropics, at 20 km for over 24 hours. UAVs offer the greatest potential for long endurance at high altitudes and may be less expensive than piloted flights. 2 figs.

  4. Actively controlled shaft seals for aerospace applications

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    Salant, Richard F.

    1991-01-01

    The main objective is to determine the feasibility of utilizing controllable mechanical seals for aerospace applications. A potential application was selected as a demonstration case: the buffer gas seal in a LOX (liquid oxygen) turbopump. Currently, floating ring seals are used in this application. Their replacement with controllable mechanical seals would result in substantially reduced leakage rates. This would reduce the required amount of stored buffer gas, and therefore increase the vehicle payload. For such an application, a suitable controllable mechanical seal was designed and analyzed.

  5. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems cryocooler overview

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    Raab, J.; Tward, E.

    2010-09-01

    Mechanical long life cryocoolers are an enabling technology used to cool a wide variety of detectors in space applications. These coolers provide cooling over a range of temperatures from 2 K to 200 K, cooling powers from tens of mW to tens of watts. Typical applications are missile warning, Earth and climate sciences, astronomy and cryogenic propellant management. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has delivered many of the US flight cooler systems and has 12 long life pulse tube and Stirling coolers on orbit with two having over 11 years of continuous operation. This paper will provide an overview of the NGAS cryocooler capabilities.

  6. 14 CFR 1274.211 - Award procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Award procedures. 1274.211 Section 1274.211...COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH COMMERCIAL FIRMS Pre-Award Requirements § 1274.211 Award procedures. (a) In accordance with...

  7. 5 CFR 534.405 - Performance awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 false Performance awards. 534.405 Section 534.405 Administrative...UNDER OTHER SYSTEMS Pay and Performance Awards Under the Senior Executive Service § 534.405 Performance awards. (a) This section covers the...

  8. 38 CFR 3.852 - Institutional awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Institutional awards. 3.852 Section 3.852 Pensions, Bonuses... Incompetents, Guardianship and Institutional Awards § 3.852 Institutional awards. (a) When an incompetent veteran...

  9. 42 CFR 66.206 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Grant awards. 66.206...TRAINING NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS Institutional Grants § 66.206 Grant...years of biomedical research; (vi) The administrative...b) The notice of grant award...

  10. 42 CFR 66.206 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Grant awards. 66.206...TRAINING NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS Institutional Grants § 66.206 Grant...years of biomedical research; (vi) The administrative...b) The notice of grant award...

  11. 42 CFR 66.206 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Grant awards. 66.206...TRAINING NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS Institutional Grants § 66.206 Grant...years of biomedical research; (vi) The administrative...b) The notice of grant award...

  12. 40 CFR 35.548 - Award limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...for Tribes Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (gap) § 35.548 Award limitations. (a) Each grant...period of a General Assistance Program award may not exceed four years. (d) No award under this program shall result in...

  13. 40 CFR 35.548 - Award limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...for Tribes Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (gap) § 35.548 Award limitations. (a) Each grant...period of a General Assistance Program award may not exceed four years. (d) No award under this program shall result in...

  14. 40 CFR 35.548 - Award limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...for Tribes Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (gap) § 35.548 Award limitations. (a) Each grant...period of a General Assistance Program award may not exceed four years. (d) No award under this program shall result in...

  15. 40 CFR 35.548 - Award limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...for Tribes Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (gap) § 35.548 Award limitations. (a) Each grant...period of a General Assistance Program award may not exceed four years. (d) No award under this program shall result in...

  16. 40 CFR 35.548 - Award limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...for Tribes Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (gap) § 35.548 Award limitations. (a) Each grant...period of a General Assistance Program award may not exceed four years. (d) No award under this program shall result in...

  17. Faculty Graduate Scholarship Graduate Student Publication Award

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    Faculty Graduate Scholarship Graduate Student Publication Award Department of Biological Science Florida State University The Graduate Student Publication Award has been established to recognize outstanding publications by graduate students. An award of up to $500 will be presented annually

  18. Librarian funds graduate study award

    E-print Network

    2007-12-14

    12/5/13 KU Libraries: Carl and Margaret Husic Award announced www.lib.ku.edu/news/husicaward.shtml 1/1 Contact Us KU Libraries Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (785) 864-8983 MORE THAN JUST BOOKS KU Libraries The University of Kansas Libraries Libraries... graduate study award The University of Kansas Libraries is once again offering the Carl and Margaret Husic Award to Support Librarianship in Less Commonly Taught Languages. Funded by KU’s Slavic and Special Languages Librarian Geoff Husic, the $1,200 award...

  19. 2013 ASHG Awards and Addresses

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of The Society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these addresses is given below. On the following pages, we have printed the Presidential Address and the addresses for the William Allan Award, the Curt Stern Award, and the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Webcasts of these addresses, as well as those of many other presentations, can be found at http://www.ashg.org.

  20. Alumni Awards May 7, 2005

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    . Jane's vision as president includes client satisfaction, profitable growth, respect for the individual, and employee empowerment. She believes a team-focused organization provides Recipients of this award

  1. The Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory at Caltech and the creation of the modern rocket motor (1936-1946): How the dynamics of rocket theory became reality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Benjamin Seth Zibit

    1999-01-01

    This thesis explores and unfolds the story of discovery in rocketry at The California Institute of Technology---specifically at Caltech's Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory---in the 1930s and 1940s. Caltech was home to a small group of engineering students and experimenters who, beginning in the winter of 1935--1936, formed a study and research team destined to change the face of rocket science in

  2. High Assurance Aerospace CPS & Implications for the Automotive Industry

    E-print Network

    Poovendran, Radha

    High Assurance Aerospace CPS & Implications for the Automotive Industry Scott A. Lintelman1 assurance CPS can mutually benefit aerospace and automotive industries. I. INTRODUCTION Commercial aviation]. In the automotive industry, recent trends in intelligent transportation systems can be evidently mapped to e

  3. 5th Conference on Aerospace Materials, Processes, and Environmental Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cook, M. B. (Editor); Stanley, D. Cross (Editor)

    2003-01-01

    Records are presented from the 5th Conference on Aerospace Materials, Processes, and Environmental Technology. Topics included pollution prevention, inspection methods, advanced materials, aerospace materials and technical standards,materials testing and evaluation, advanced manufacturing,development in metallic processes, synthesis of nanomaterials, composite cryotank processing, environmentally friendly cleaning, and poster sessions.

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF STRUCTURAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR AEROSPACE VEHICLES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. H. Prosser

    As part of the overall goal of developing Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) systems for aerospace vehicles, NASA has focused considerable resources on the development of technologies for Structural Health Management (SHM). The motivations for these efforts are to increase the safety and reliability of aerospace structural systems, while at the same time decreasing operating and maintenance costs. Research and

  5. An International Aerospace Information System: A Cooperative Opportunity.

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    Blados, Walter R.; Cotter, Gladys A.

    1992-01-01

    Introduces and discusses ideas and issues relevant to the international unification of scientific and technical information (STI) through development of an international aerospace database (IAD). Specific recommendations for improving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aerospace Database (NAD) and for implementing IAD are given.…

  6. Aerospace in Hawaii Week October 4 -10, 2009

    E-print Network

    Aerospace in Hawaii Week October 4 -10, 2009 State Capitol Presentations 6:00 ­ 8:30 P.M. Friday, Director Office of Aerospace Development State of Hawaii Dr. Gary Huss, Director Keck CosmoChemistry Laboratory Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology - UH "Stars and Meteorites: Where Astronomy & Geology

  7. 84 BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

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    Hart, Gus

    84 BYU 2007­2008 Undergraduate Catalog Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) Aerospace Studies (Air be accepted by the department into the program. The Discipline The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an educational program designed to provide students the opportunity to become Air Force

  8. Introduction to Fastener Technology: An Aerospace Manufacturing Perspective (Part 2)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PowerPoint document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides an overview of fastener technology from the aerospace manufacturing perspective. This is part two of a three-part presentation; the other documents may be found here.This document includes 23 slides and covers permanent fastening technologies (welding, adhesive bonding and riveting) and temporary fastening technologies (threaded and non-threaded).

  9. Advanced electromagnetic methods for aerospace vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balanis, Constantine A.; Choi, Jachoon; El-Sharawy, El-Budawy; Hashemi-Yeganeh, Shahrokh; Birtcher, Craig R.

    1990-01-01

    High- and low-frequency methods to analyze various radiation elements located on aerospace vehicles with combinations of conducting, nonconducting, and energy absorbing surfaces and interfaces. The focus was on developing fundamental concepts, techniques, and algorithms which would remove some of the present limitations in predicting radiation characteristics of antennas on complex aerospace vehicles. In order to accomplish this, the following subjects were examined: (1) the development of techniques for rigorous analysis of surface discontinuities of metallic and nonmetallic surfaces using the equivalent surface impedance concept and Green's function; (2) the effects of anisotropic material on antenna radiation patterns through the use of an equivalent surface impedance concept which is incorporated into the existing numerical electromagnetics computer codes; and (3) the fundamental concepts of precipitation static (P-Static), such as formulations and analytical models. A computer code was used to model the P-Static process on a simple structure. Measurement techniques were also developed to characterized the electrical properties at microwave frequencies. Samples of typical materials used in airframes were tested and the results are included.

  10. Pathways and Challenges to Innovation in Aerospace

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Terrile, Richard J.

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores impediments to innovation in aerospace and suggests how successful pathways from other industries can be adopted to facilitate greater innovation. Because of its nature, space exploration would seem to be a ripe field of technical innovation. However, engineering can also be a frustratingly conservative endeavor when the realities of cost and risk are included. Impediments like the "find the fault" engineering culture, the treatment of technical risk as almost always evaluated in terms of negative impact, the difficult to account for expansive Moore's Law growth when making predictions, and the stove-piped structural organization of most large aerospace companies and federally funded research laboratories tend to inhibit cross-cutting technical innovation. One successful example of a multi-use cross cutting application that can scale with Moore's Law is the Evolutionary Computational Methods (ECM) technique developed at the Jet Propulsion Lab for automated spectral retrieval. Future innovations like computational engineering and automated design optimization can potentially redefine space exploration, but will require learning lessons from successful innovators.

  11. Chemical Microsensor Development for Aerospace Applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Xu, Jennifer C.; Hunter, Gary W.; Lukco, Dorothy; Chen, Liangyu; Biaggi-Labiosa, Azlin M.

    2013-01-01

    Numerous aerospace applications, including low-false-alarm fire detection, environmental monitoring, fuel leak detection, and engine emission monitoring, would benefit greatly from robust and low weight, cost, and power consumption chemical microsensors. NASA Glenn Research Center has been working to develop a variety of chemical microsensors with these attributes to address the aforementioned applications. Chemical microsensors using different material platforms and sensing mechanisms have been produced. Approaches using electrochemical cells, resistors, and Schottky diode platforms, combined with nano-based materials, high temperature solid electrolytes, and room temperature polymer electrolytes have been realized to enable different types of microsensors. By understanding the application needs and chemical gas species to be detected, sensing materials and unique microfabrication processes were selected and applied. The chemical microsensors were designed utilizing simple structures and the least number of microfabrication processes possible, while maintaining high yield and low cost. In this presentation, an overview of carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2), and hydrogen/hydrocarbons (H2/CxHy) microsensors and their fabrication, testing results, and applications will be described. Particular challenges associated with improving the H2/CxHy microsensor contact wire-bonding pad will be discussed. These microsensors represent our research approach and serve as major tools as we expand our sensor development toolbox. Our ultimate goal is to develop robust chemical microsensor systems for aerospace and commercial applications.

  12. Research Opportunities in Advanced Aerospace Concepts

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, Gregory S.; Bangert, Linda S.; Garber, Donald P.; Huebner, Lawrence D.; McKinley, Robert E.; Sutton, Kenneth; Swanson, Roy C., Jr.; Weinstein, Leonard

    2000-01-01

    This report is a review of a team effort that focuses on advanced aerospace concepts of the 21st Century. The paper emphasis advanced technologies, rather than cataloging every unusual aircraft that has ever been attempted. To dispel the myth that "aerodynamics is a mature science" an extensive list of "What we cannot do, or do not know" was enumerated. A zeit geist, a feeling for the spirit of the times, was developed, based on existing research goals. Technological drivers and the constraints that might influence these technological developments in a future society were also examined. The present status of aeronautics, space exploration, and non-aerospace applications, both military and commercial, including enabling technologies are discussed. A discussion of non-technological issues affecting advanced concepts research is presented. The benefit of using the study of advanced vehicles as a tool to uncover new directions for technology development is often necessary. An appendix is provided containing examples of advanced vehicle configurations currently of interest.

  13. Lithium-Ion Batteries for Aerospace Applications

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    Surampudi, S.; Halpert, G.; Marsh, R. A.; James, R.

    1999-01-01

    This presentation reviews: (1) the goals and objectives, (2) the NASA and Airforce requirements, (3) the potential near term missions, (4) management approach, (5) the technical approach and (6) the program road map. The objectives of the program include: (1) develop high specific energy and long life lithium ion cells and smart batteries for aerospace and defense applications, (2) establish domestic production sources, and to demonstrate technological readiness for various missions. The management approach is to encourage the teaming of universities, R&D organizations, and battery manufacturing companies, to build on existing commercial and government technology, and to develop two sources for manufacturing cells and batteries. The technological approach includes: (1) develop advanced electrode materials and electrolytes to achieve improved low temperature performance and long cycle life, (2) optimize cell design to improve specific energy, cycle life and safety, (3) establish manufacturing processes to ensure predictable performance, (4) establish manufacturing processes to ensure predictable performance, (5) develop aerospace lithium ion cells in various AH sizes and voltages, (6) develop electronics for smart battery management, (7) develop a performance database required for various applications, and (8) demonstrate technology readiness for the various missions. Charts which review the requirements for the Li-ion battery development program are presented.

  14. Phyllis S. Lee Award 2015 Award Nomination Packet

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    Escher, Christine

    exemplifies Dr. Lee's commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition: The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2015 Awards Information Any questions or concerns can be directed

  15. BS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by

    E-print Network

    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    ) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporaryBS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet

  16. BS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by

    E-print Network

    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    ) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporaryBS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,http://www.abet

  17. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 10: The NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.; Barclay, Rebecca O.

    1991-01-01

    The role of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge DIffusion Research Project in helping to maintain U.S. competitiveness is addressed. The phases of the project are examined in terms of the focus, emphasis, subjects, methods, and desired outcomes. The importance of the project to aerospace R&D is emphasized.

  18. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 19: Computer and information technology and aerospace knowledge diffusion

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Bishop, Ann P.

    1992-01-01

    To remain a world leader in aerospace, the US must improve and maintain the professional competency of its engineers and scientists, increase the research and development (R&D) knowledge base, improve productivity, and maximize the integration of recent technological developments into the R&D process. How well these objectives are met, and at what cost, depends on a variety of factors, but largely on the ability of US aerospace engineers and scientists to acquire and process the results of federally funded R&D. The Federal Government's commitment to high speed computing and networking systems presupposes that computer and information technology will play a major role in the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. However, we know little about information technology needs, uses, and problems within the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. The use of computer and information technology by US aerospace engineers and scientists in academia, government, and industry is reported.

  19. Technical communications in aerospace - An analysis of the practices reported by U.S. and European aerospace engineers and scientists

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.; Glassman, Myron

    1990-01-01

    The flow of scientific and technical information (STI) at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels is studied. The responses of U.S and European aerospace engineers and scientists to questionnaires concerning technical communications in aerospace are examined. Particular attention is given to the means used to communicate information and the social system of the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. Demographic data about the survey respondents are provided. The methods used to communicate technical data and the sources utilized to solve technical problems are described. The importance of technical writing skills and the use of computer technology in the aerospace field are discussed. The derived data are useful for R&D and information managers in order to improve access to and utilization of aerospace STI.

  20. Student Awards Simon Fraser University

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    Student Awards Simon Fraser University #12;SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Simon Fraser University (SFU a university education, allow students to gain workplace skills and community understanding, and equip all from university because of financial reasons. A bursary is a financial award that is given to a student

  1. Euliss Receives Meritorious Service Award

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    Dr. Ned H. Euliss, Jr., research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, was recently granted the U.S. Department of the Interior's Meritorious Service Award—the second highest award for a DOI career employee—for his contributions to ecological science.   ...

  2. Research Announcement Young Faculty Award

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    Puglisi, Joseph

    1 Research Announcement Young Faculty Award Microsystems Technology Office DARPA-RA-13-08 5 Agency (DARPA), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Funding Opportunity Title ­ Young Faculty Award (YFA) Announcement Type ­ Initial Announcement. Funding Opportunity Number ­ DARPA-RA-13-08 Catalog

  3. Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2010

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    Lloyd, Meg; Raths, David

    2010-01-01

    Each year in judging the Campus Technology Innovators awards, the authors have the privilege of reading through hundreds of fascinating examples of technology innovation on campus. Nominated projects cover the gamut of technology areas, from assessment and advising to wireless and web 2.0. This article presents 11 innovator award winners of this…

  4. Department Awards Edward M. Schoenborn

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    Boyd (Jr) 1950-1951 Rolf Kaufman (Jr) 1951-1952 Ed Skinner (Jr) 1952-1953 Doug Grimes (Jr) 1953 Richard Kitson Jerry Lewis (Jr) #12;Department Awards Year Edward M. Schoenborn Research Award Peter V-1971 Ross Davis 1971-1972 Robert Ambrose Richard Robertson (So) 1972-1973 Marvin Branscome Russ O'Dell (So

  5. NCI CCT K Awards Evaluation

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    NCI’s career development (K) awards program provides support for early-career scientists and clinicians  to develop independent careers in cancer research.  A recent evaluation of the K awards program administered by NCI’s Center for Cancer Training tracked

  6. Outstanding Student Paper Awards

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    2004-04-01

    The following members in the Space Physics & Aeronomy Section received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the 2003 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Arve Aksnes; Aroh Barjatya; Jacob Bortnik; Amir Caspi; Ruben Delgado; Galen Fowler; Paul G. Hanlon; Sid Henderson; Tara B. Hiebert; Chia-Lin Huang; Steven P. Joy; Eun-Hwa Kim; Colby Lemon; Yingjuan Ma; Elizabeth A. MacDonald; Jaco Minnie; Mitsuo Oka; Yoshitaka Okazaki; Erin J. Rigler; Ina P. Robertson; Patrick A. Roddy; Sang-Il Roh; Albert Y. Shih; Christopher Smithtro; Emma Spanswick; Maria Spasojevic; Hiroki Tanaka; Linghua Wang; Deirdre E. Wendel; Jichun Zhang>

  7. Outstanding Student Paper Awards

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-01-01

    The following members in the Space Physics & Aeronomy Section received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the 2003 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Arve Aksnes; Aroh Barjatya; Jacob Bortnik; Amir Caspi; Ruben Delgado; Galen Fowler; Paul G. Hanlon; Sid Henderson; Tara B. Hiebert; Chia-Lin Huang; Steven P. Joy; Eun-Hwa Kim; Colby Lemon; Yingjuan Ma; Elizabeth A. MacDonald; Jaco Minnie; Mitsuo Oka; Yoshitaka Okazaki; Erin J. Rigler; Ina P. Robertson; Patrick A. Roddy; Sang-Il Roh; Albert Y. Shih; Christopher Smithtro; Emma Spanswick; Maria Spasojevic; Hiroki Tanaka; Linghua Wang; Deirdre E. Wendel; Jichun Zhang>

  8. Columbia awarded biotechnology patent.

    PubMed

    Fox, J L

    1983-09-01

    Columbia University has been assigned the ownership of a patent for certain recombinant DNA research techniques developed by Richard Axel and two collaborators, Saul Silverstein and Michael Wigler. The patent is a broad one, covering both the procedures for moving genes into cultured mammalian cells and the products that result from such procedures. Observers speculate that the delay Stanford University is experiencing in patenting the products of recombinant DNA-based procedures may be partially due to the nature of Stanford's claim, and that the Columbia award suggests an openness on the part of the Patent Office to granting patents in the genetic engineering field. PMID:6576471

  9. New Molecular Species In Comet C/1995 (Hale-Bopp) Observed with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory

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    Lis, D. C.; Mehringer, D. M.; Benford, D.; Gardner, M.; Phillips, T. G.; Bockelee-Morvan, D.; Biver, N.; Colom, P.; Crovisier, J.; Despois, D.; Rauer, H.

    1998-01-01

    We present millimeter-wave observations of HNCO, HC3N, SO, NH2CHO, H(13)CN, and H3O(+) in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) obtained in February-April, 1997 with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). HNCO, first detected at the CSO in comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake), is securely confirmed in comet Hale-Bopp via observations of three rotational transitions. The derived abundance with respect to H2O is (4-13) x 10(exp -4). HC3N, SO, and NH2CHO are detected for the first time in a comet. The fractional abundance of HC3N based on observations of three rotational lines is (1.9 +/- 0.2) x 10(exp -4). Four transitions of SO are detected and the derived fractional abundance, (2-8) x 10(exp -3), is higher than the upper limits derived from UV observations of previous comets. Observations of NH2CHO imply a fractional abundance of (1-8) x 10(exp -4). H3O(+) is detected for the first time from the ground. The H(13)CN (3-2) transition is also detected and the derived HCN/H(13)CN abundance ratio is 90 +/- 15, consistent with the terrestrial C-13/C-12 ratio. in addition, a number of other molecular species are detected, including HNC, OCS, HCO(+), CO(+), and CN (the last two are first detections in a comet at radio wavelengths).

  10. Type II SN Light Curves from the Caltech Core Collapse Project

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    Arcavi, Iair

    2012-04-01

    We presented our analysis of a sample of type II supernova (SN) light curves measured by the Caltech Core Collapse Project (CCCP). CCCP is a large observational program which made use of the robotic 60-in and the Hale 200-in telescopes to obtain optical photometry, spectroscopy and IR photometry of 49 nearby core-collapse supernovae (SNe). It provides a fair sample of core-collapse events, with well-defined selection criteria, and uniform, high-quality optical/IR observations. Our goal is to characterize the little-studied properties of core-collapse supernovae as a population. Preliminary data indicate a diverse set of sub-populations including ``standard'' type IIP supernovæ, declining supernovæ (at different rates) and slowly rising peculiar supernovæ. Work is in progress to map and quantify that diversity better. It is hoped that a single tunable formula will be able to describe most light-curve shapes, thereby helping us attain a better understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying these results.

  11. Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT): a 25 m aperture telescope above 5000 m altitude

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    Thomas A. Sebring; Riccardo Giovanelli; Simon Radford; Jonas Zmuidzinas

    2006-10-17

    Cornell, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) have joined together to study development of a 25 meter sub-millimeter telescope (CCAT) on a high peak in the Atacama region of northern Chile, where the atmosphere is so dry as to permit observation at wavelengths as short as 200 micron. The telescope is designed to deliver high efficiency images at that wavelength with a total 1/2 wavefront error of about 10 microns. With a 20 arc min field of view, CCAT will be able to accommodate large format bolometer arrays and will excel at carrying out surveys as well as resolving structures to the 2 arc sec. resolution level. The telescope will be an ideal complement to ALMA. Initial instrumentation will include both a wide field bolometer camera and a medium resolution spectrograph. Studies of the major telescope subsystems have been performed as part of an initial Feasibility Concept Study. Novel aspects of the telescope design include kinematic mounting and active positioning of primary mirror segments, high bandwidth secondary mirror segment motion control for chopping, a Calotte style dome of 50 meter diameter, a mount capable of efficient scanning modes of operation, and some new approaches to panel manufacture. Analysis of telescope performance and of key subsystems will be presented to illustrate the technical feasibility and pragmatic cost of CCAT. Project plans include an Engineering Concept Design phase followed by detailed design and development. First Light is planned for early 2012.

  12. Wind Resource Evaluation at the Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy

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    Mulligan, Quinn; Kinzel, Matthias; Dabiri, John

    2011-11-01

    Wind resources are evaluated at the Caltech Field Laboratory in order to understand how an array of vertical-axis wind turbines extracts energy from the flow. A tower with sonic anemometers placed every meter over the turbine's rotor height is deployed in upwind and downwind positions relative to the array of turbines to obtain the three dimensional wind velocity vectors. Upwind of the array, far enough to be considered free stream, the measured velocity profile represents the turbulent boundary layer flow at the site. Downwind, the measured wind velocities are reduced significantly and display a smaller variance over the rotor height. The topmost sensor, located above the top of the rotor height, reports flow velocities close to the free stream quantities. Sweeps and ejections are both present in the downwind velocity profile. The talk will present the data from these field measurements, discuss the similarities and differences to canopy flows and draw conclusions about the interaction between the wind turbine array and the flow. The financial support of the Moore Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

  13. NASA HPCC Technology for Aerospace Analysis and Design

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    Schulbach, Catherine H.

    1999-01-01

    The Computational Aerosciences (CAS) Project is part of NASA's High Performance Computing and Communications Program. Its primary goal is to accelerate the availability of high-performance computing technology to the US aerospace community-thus providing the US aerospace community with key tools necessary to reduce design cycle times and increase fidelity in order to improve safety, efficiency and capability of future aerospace vehicles. A complementary goal is to hasten the emergence of a viable commercial market within the aerospace community for the advantage of the domestic computer hardware and software industry. The CAS Project selects representative aerospace problems (especially design) and uses them to focus efforts on advancing aerospace algorithms and applications, systems software, and computing machinery to demonstrate vast improvements in system performance and capability over the life of the program. Recent demonstrations have served to assess the benefits of possible performance improvements while reducing the risk of adopting high-performance computing technology. This talk will discuss past accomplishments in providing technology to the aerospace community, present efforts, and future goals. For example, the times to do full combustor and compressor simulations (of aircraft engines) have been reduced by factors of 320:1 and 400:1 respectively. While this has enabled new capabilities in engine simulation, the goal of an overnight, dynamic, multi-disciplinary, 3-dimensional simulation of an aircraft engine is still years away and will require new generations of high-end technology.

  14. Internally Cooled Monolithic Silicon Nitride Aerospace Components

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    Best, Jonathan E.; Cawley, James D.; Bhatt, Ramakrishna T.; Fox, Dennis S.; Lang, Jerry (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    A set of rapid prototyping (RP) processes have been combined with gelcasting to make ceramic aerospace components that contain internal cooling geometry. A mold and core combination is made using a MM6Pro (Sanders Prototyping, Inc.) and SLA-250/40 (3Dsystems, Inc.). The MM6Pro produces cores from ProtoBuild (trademarked) wax that are dissolved in room temperature ethanol following gelcasting. The SLA-250/40 yields epoxy/acrylate reusable molds. Parts produced by this method include two types of specimens containing a high density of thin long cooling channels, thin-walled cylinders and plates, as well as a model hollow airfoil shape that can be used for burner rig evaluation of coatings. Both uncoated and mullite-coated hollow airfoils has been tested in a Mach 0.3 burner rig with cooling air demonstrating internal cooling and confirming the effectiveness of mullite coatings.

  15. Artificial Immune System Approaches for Aerospace Applications

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    KrishnaKumar, Kalmanje; Koga, Dennis (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) combine a priori knowledge with the adapting capabilities of biological immune system to provide a powerful alternative to currently available techniques for pattern recognition, modeling, design, and control. Immunology is the science of built-in defense mechanisms that are present in all living beings to protect against external attacks. A biological immune system can be thought of as a robust, adaptive system that is capable of dealing with an enormous variety of disturbances and uncertainties. Biological immune systems use a finite number of discrete "building blocks" to achieve this adaptiveness. These building blocks can be thought of as pieces of a puzzle which must be put together in a specific way-to neutralize, remove, or destroy each unique disturbance the system encounters. In this paper, we outline AIS models that are immediately applicable to aerospace problems and identify application areas that need further investigation.

  16. Optical Measurements for Intelligent Aerospace Propulsion

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    Mercer, Carolyn R.

    2003-01-01

    There is growing interest in applying intelligent technologies to aerospace propulsion systems to reap expected benefits in cost, performance, and environmental compliance. Cost benefits span the engine life cycle from development, operations, and maintenance. Performance gains are anticipated in reduced fuel consumption, increased thrust-toweight ratios, and operability. Environmental benefits include generating fewer pollutants and less noise. Critical enabling technologies to realize these potential benefits include sensors, actuators, logic, electronics, materials, and structures. For propulsion applications, the challenge is to increase the robustness of these technologies so that they can withstand harsh temperatures, vibrations, and grime while providing extremely reliable performance. This paper addresses the role that optical metrology is playing in providing solutions to these challenges. Optics for ground-based testing (development cycle), flight sensing (operations), and inspection (maintenance) are described. Opportunities for future work are presented.

  17. Formal Safety Certification of Aerospace Software

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    Denney, Ewen; Fischer, Bernd

    2005-01-01

    In principle, formal methods offer many advantages for aerospace software development: they can help to achieve ultra-high reliability, and they can be used to provide evidence of the reliability claims which can then be subjected to external scrutiny. However, despite years of research and many advances in the underlying formalisms of specification, semantics, and logic, formal methods are not much used in practice. In our opinion this is related to three major shortcomings. First, the application of formal methods is still expensive because they are labor- and knowledge-intensive. Second, they are difficult to scale up to complex systems because they are based on deep mathematical insights about the behavior of the systems (t.e., they rely on the "heroic proof"). Third, the proofs can be difficult to interpret, and typically stand in isolation from the original code. In this paper, we describe a tool for formally demonstrating safety-relevant aspects of aerospace software, which largely circumvents these problems. We focus on safely properties because it has been observed that safety violations such as out-of-bounds memory accesses or use of uninitialized variables constitute the majority of the errors found in the aerospace domain. In our approach, safety means that the program will not violate a set of rules that can range for the simple memory access rules to high-level flight rules. These different safety properties are formalized as different safety policies in Hoare logic, which are then used by a verification condition generator along with the code and logical annotations in order to derive formal safety conditions; these are then proven using an automated theorem prover. Our certification system is currently integrated into a model-based code generation toolset that generates the annotations together with the code. However, this automated formal certification technology is not exclusively constrained to our code generator and could, in principle, also be integrated with other code generators such as RealTime Workshop or even applied to legacy code. Our approach circumvents the historical problems with formal methods by increasing the degree of automation on all levels. The restriction to safety policies (as opposed to arbitrary functional behavior) results in simpler proof problems that can generally be solved by fully automatic theorem proves. An automated linking mechanism between the safety conditions and the code provides some of the traceability mandated by process standards such as DO-178B. An automated explanation mechanism uses semantic markup added by the verification condition generator to produce natural-language explanations of the safety conditions and thus supports their interpretation in relation to the code. It shows an automatically generated certification browser that lets users inspect the (generated) code along with the safety conditions (including textual explanations), and uses hyperlinks to automate tracing between the two levels. Here, the explanations reflect the logical structure of the safety obligation but the mechanism can in principle be customized using different sets of domain concepts. The interface also provides some limited control over the certification process itself. Our long-term goal is a seamless integration of certification, code generation, and manual coding that results in a "certified pipeline" in which specifications are automatically transformed into executable code, together with the supporting artifacts necessary for achieving and demonstrating the high level of assurance needed in the aerospace domain.

  18. An adaptive guidance algorithm for aerospace vehicles

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    Bradt, J. E.; Hardtla, J. W.; Cramer, E. J.

    The specifications for proposed space transportation systems are placing more emphasis on developing reusable avionics subsystems which have the capability to respond to vehicle evolution and diverse missions while at the same time reducing the cost of ground support for mission planning, contingency response and verification and validation. An innovative approach to meeting these goals is to specify the guidance problem as a multi-point boundary value problen and solve that problem using modern control theory and nonlinear constrained optimization techniques. This approach has been implemented as Gamma Guidance (Hardtla, 1978) and has been successfully flown in the Inertial Upper Stage. The adaptive guidance algorithm described in this paper is a generalized formulation of Gamma Guidance. The basic equations are presented and then applied to four diverse aerospace vehicles to demonstrate the feasibility of using a reusable, explicit, adaptive guidance algorithm for diverse applications and vehicles.

  19. Development of Sensors for Aerospace Applications

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    Medelius, Pedro

    2005-01-01

    Advances in technology have led to the availability of smaller and more accurate sensors. Computer power to process large amounts of data is no longer the prevailing issue; thus multiple and redundant sensors can be used to obtain more accurate and comprehensive measurements in a space vehicle. The successful integration and commercialization of micro- and nanotechnology for aerospace applications require that a close and interactive relationship be developed between the technology provider and the end user early in the project. Close coordination between the developers and the end users is critical since qualification for flight is time-consuming and expensive. The successful integration of micro- and nanotechnology into space vehicles requires a coordinated effort throughout the design, development, installation, and integration processes

  20. Automated diagnostics for aerospace power management systems

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    Granieri, M.N. [Giordano Automation Corp., Sparta, NJ (United States); Darty, M. [McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, Huntsville, AL (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Due to safety and mission criticality, aerospace power management systems require built in fault tolerance. Existing systems focus on hardware redundancy and lack the characteristics needed to provide rapid fault diagnostics and reconfiguration of power flow to critical users. Solid state power control (SSPC) electronics can provide faster switching times than electromechanical devices and when this technology is coupled with advanced software for diagnostics, a fault tolerant system design can be implemented. This paper describes a new project to integrate advanced SSPC electronics with newly available, knowledge-based diagnostic software in order to demonstrate the ability to detect, isolate and implement corrective action within a short period of time consistent with requirements for uninterrupted power. A fast embedded microprocessor will be used to run the diagnostic software and control power electronics. This project seeks to demonstrate the technology needed to enable a power management and distribution system to automatically compensate for faults in real time.

  1. Silicon solutions for aerospace applications - Case studies

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    Walworth, K.; Gwozdz, R. E.; Howland, G. R.

    This paper describes silicon solutions for various aerospace applications using a proven CMOS gate array CAD 'building-block' design approach. Some of the 'solutions' presented are: a MIL-STD-1553B dual bus remote terminal interface on a chip, which provides all the protocol and data handling, error checking, host system handshakes as well as a comprehensive self-test capability and; a digital system on a chip, which may be designed using a library containing a 1.2 MIP 16-bit core processor, a UART, an ARINC-429 receiver/transmitter, a frequency to digital converter, a digital to pulse width converter, a 12-bit triple-slope A/D converter, and other proven interfaces.

  2. Variant terminology. [for aerospace information systems

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    Buchan, Ronald L.

    1991-01-01

    A system called Variant Terminology Switching (VTS) is set forth that is intended to provide computer-assisted spellings for terms that have American and British versions. VTS is based on the use of brackets, parentheses, and other symbols in conjunction with letters that distinguish American and British spellings. The symbols are used in the systems as indicators of actions such as deleting, adding, and replacing letters as well as replacing entire words and concepts. The system is shown to be useful for the intended purpose and also for the recognition of misspellings and for the standardization of computerized input/output. The VTS system is of interest to the development of international retrieval systems for aerospace and other technical databases that enhance the use by the global scientific community.

  3. Aerospace Flywheel Technology Development for IPACS Applications

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    McLallin, Kerry L.; Jansen, Ralph H.; Fausz, Jerry; Bauer, Robert D.

    2001-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are cooperating under a space act agreement to sponsor the research and development of aerospace flywheel technologies to address mutual future mission needs. Flywheel technology offers significantly enhanced capability or is an enabling technology. Generally these missions are for energy storage and/or integrated power and attitude control systems (IPACS) for mid-to-large satellites in low earth orbit. These missions require significant energy storage as well as a CMG or reaction wheel function for attitude control. A summary description of the NASA and AFRL flywheel technology development programs is provided, followed by specific descriptions of the development plans for integrated flywheel system tests for IPACS applications utilizing both fixed and actuated flywheel units. These flywheel system development tests will be conducted at facilities at AFRL and NASA Glenn Research Center and include participation by industry participants Honeywell and Lockheed Martin.

  4. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 12: The diffusion of federally funded aerospace research and development (R/D) and the information seeking behavior of US aerospace engineers and scientists

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.; Barclay, Rebecca O.

    1991-01-01

    In this paper, the diffusion of federally funded aerospace R&D is explored from the perspective of the information-seeking behavior of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists. The following three assumptions frame this exploration: (1) knowledge production, transfer, and utilization are equally important components of the aerospace R&D process; (2) the diffusion of knowledge resulting from federally funded aerospace R&D is indispensable for the U.S. to remain a world leader in aerospace; and (3) U.S. government technical reports, produced by NASA and DOD, play an important, but as yet undefined, role in the diffusion of federally funded aerospace R&D. A conceptual model for federally funded aerospace knowledge diffusion, one that emphasizes U.S. goverment technical reports, is presented. Data regarding three research questions concerning the information-seeking behavior of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists are also presented.

  5. Web-Based Student Feedback: Comparing Teaching-Award and Research-Award Recipients

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    Symbaluk, Diane G.; Howell, Andrew J.

    2010-01-01

    We examined web-based ratings and open-ended comments of teaching-award winners (n = 120) and research-award winners (n = 119) to determine if teaching-award winners received more favourable ratings and comments on RateMyProfessors.com. As predicted, students rated teaching-award winners higher than research-award winners on measures of teaching…

  6. 32 CFR 22.610 - Award instruments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Award instruments. 22.610 Section 22.610 National...AGREEMENT REGULATIONS DoD GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS-AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION Award § 22.610 Award instruments. (a)...

  7. Letras de Oro Literary Awards

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    1987-04-01

    of a $2,000 stipend for general entrants and $500 for students. The contest was first announced in January of 1986 in Washington, D.C. at a luncheon with Carlos Fuentes as the major speaker. Octavio Paz was the guest of honor at the awards banquet...84 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Letras de Oro Literary Awards The theatre award in the first Letras de Oro literary competition was presented to Guillermo Schmidhuber at a gala banquet in Miami on January 22, 1987. Schmidhuber, for many years...

  8. 2010 ASHG Awards and Addresses

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    2011-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of The Society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these addresses is given below. On the next pages, we have printed the Presidential Address and the addresses for the William Allan Award and the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Webcasts of these addresses, as well as webcasts of many other presentations, can be found at http://www.ashg.org.

  9. Fred Haise Honored at Aerospace Appreciation Night - Duration: 82 seconds.

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    Retired NASA astronaut and test pilot Fred Haise was honored recently by the Lancaster, Calif., Jethawks baseball team at its Aerospace Appreciation Night. Best known as one of the Apollo 13 crew, ...

  10. 76 FR 58776 - U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission

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    2011-09-22

    ...participate in one-on-one meetings with Canadian aerospace supply chain contacts, engage in networking activities and visit...The United States and Canada share the largest and most dynamic commercial relationship in the world; U.S....

  11. 75 FR 39911 - Aerospace Supplier Development Mission to China

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    2010-07-13

    ...among the world's most dynamic, going far beyond the...industry's global value chain. Chinese aerospace firms...industry trend toward supply chain consolidation and lean...being pushed down the supply chain to second- and...

  12. 76 FR 1600 - U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission

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    2011-01-11

    ...pre-qualified one-on-one meetings with Canadian aerospace supply chain contacts, engage in networking activities and visit...The United States and Canada share the largest and most dynamic commercial relationship in the world; U.S....

  13. The aerospace plane design challenge: Credible computational fluid dynamics results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Unmeel B. Mehta

    1991-01-01

    The aerospace plane design challenge is presented in the form of the view-graphs. The following topics are included: the CFD design technology development; CFD validation vs. measurable fluid dynamics validation; and discussion of results.

  14. Challenges for Insertion of Structural Nanomaterials in Aerospace Applications

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    Sochi, Emilie J.

    2012-01-01

    In the two decades since Iijima's report on carbon nanotubes (CNT), there has been great interest in realizing the benefits of mechanical properties observed at the nanoscale in large-scale structures. The weight savings possible due to dramatic improvements in mechanical properties relative to state-of-the-art material systems can be game changing for applications like aerospace vehicles. While there has been significant progress in commercial production of CNTs, major aerospace applications that take advantage of properties offered by this material have yet to be realized. This paper provides a perspective on the technical challenges and barriers for insertion of CNTs as an emerging material technology in aerospace applications and proposes approaches that may reduce the typical timeframe for technology maturation and insertion into aerospace structures.

  15. Applications of aerospace technology to petroleum exploration. Volume 2: Appendices

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    Jaffe, L. D.

    1976-01-01

    Participants in the investigation of problem areas in oil exploration are listed and the data acquisition methods used to determine categories to be studied are described. Specific aerospace techniques applicable to the tasks identified are explained and their costs evaluated.

  16. Aerospace mergers and acquisitions from a lean enterprise perspective

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    Kim, Junhong, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    In the past twenty years, companies in the aerospace industry experienced major transitions: mergers and acquisitions, and lean transformation initiatives. This thesis presents research about the relation of lean efforts ...

  17. Astronomy research at the Aerospace Corporation. [research projects - NASA programs

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    Paulikas, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    This report reviews the astronomy research carried out at The Aerospace Corporation during 1974. The report describes the activities of the San Fernando Observatory, the research in millimeter wave radio astronomy as well as the space astronomy research.

  18. Understanding and managing uncertainty in lean aerospace product development

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    Bresnahan, Steven M. (Steven Michael)

    2006-01-01

    Aspects of aircraft product uncertainty during system development are examined. Generation of stakeholder value in lean aerospace product development is linked to the reduction or elimination of project risks and uncertainties ...

  19. NASA's activities in the conservation of strategic aerospace materials

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    Stephens, J. R.

    1980-01-01

    The primary objective of the Conservation of Strategic Aerospace Materials (COSAM) Program is to help reduce the dependence of the United States aerospace industry on strategic metals by providing the materials technology needed to minimize the strategic metal content of critical aerospace components with prime emphasis on components for gas turbine engines. Initial emphasis was placed in the area of strategic element substinction. Specifically, the role of cobalt in nickel base and cobalt base superalloys vital to the aerospace industry is being examined in great detail by means of cooperative university-industry-government research efforts. Investigations are underway in the area of "new classes" of alloys. Specifically, a study was undertaken to investigate the mechanical and physical properties of intermetallics that contain a minimum of the strategic metals. Current plans for the much larger COSAM Program are also presented.

  20. Implementing pull production within an aerospace assembly operation

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    Lennox, Kevin Michael

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents a detailed analysis of lean implementation at Hamilton Sundstrand, a global supplier of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. The main objective of the internship was to convert ...

  1. Development of alternate parts for the aerospace industry

    E-print Network

    Tapley, James Paul

    2010-01-01

    This thesis explores the topic of the development of alternate parts for the aerospace industry, drawing on industry examples to demonstrate methods and approaches and the benefits to firms engaged in these activities. I ...

  2. Reduction of rework at a large aerospace manufacturer

    E-print Network

    Lieberman, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Alan)

    2012-01-01

    It is an axiom of the manufacturing of any complex product that errors will occur that require repair or discard of said product. In building aircraft, Raptor Aerospace encounters and repairs numerous deviations from the ...

  3. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 26: The relationship between technology policy and scientific and technical information within the US and Japanese aerospace industries

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1993-01-01

    Government technology policy has nurtured the growth of the aerospace industry which is vital to both the U.S. and Japanese economies. Japanese technology policy differs significantly from U.S. technology policy, however, particularly with respect to the production, transfer, and use of scientific and technical information (STI). In this paper, we discuss the unique position of the aerospace industry in the U.S. and Japan, U.S. and Japanese aerospace policy, and the role of STI in the process of aerospace innovation. The information-seeking behaviors of U.S. and Japanese aerospace engineers and scientists are compared. The authors advocate the development of innovation-adoption technology and STI policy goals for U.S. aerospace and the inclusion of an aerospace knowledge diffusion transfer system with an 'active' component for scanning and acquiring foreign aerospace technology and STI.

  4. 29 CFR 102.143 - “Adversary adjudication” defined; entitlement to award; eligibility for award.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...âAdversary adjudicationâ defined; entitlement to award; eligibility for award. 102.143 Section 102.143 Labor Regulations...RELATIONS BOARD RULES AND REGULATIONS, SERIES 8 Awards of Fees and Other Expenses § 102.143...

  5. D3: A Collaborative Infrastructure for Aerospace Design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joan Walton; Robert E. Filman; Chris Knight; David J. Korsmeyer; Diana D. Lee

    2001-01-01

    DARWIN is a NASA developed, Internet-based system for enabling aerospace researchers to securely and re-motely access and collaborate on the analysis of aero-space vehicle design data, primarily the results of wind-tunnel testing and numeric (e. g., computational fluid-dynamics) model executions. DARWIN captures, stores and indexes data; manages derived knowledge (such as visualizations across multiple datasets); and provides an environment for

  6. Human performance in aerospace environments: The search for psychological determinants

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Helmreich, Robert L.; Wilhelm, John A.

    1987-01-01

    A program of research into the psychological determinants of individual and crew performance in aerospace environments is described. Constellations of personality factors influencing behavior in demanding environments are discussed. Relationships between attitudes and performance and attitudes and personality are also reported. The efficacy of training in interpersonal relations as a means of changing attitudes and behavior is explored along with the influence of personality on attitude change processes. Finally, approaches to measuring group behavior in aerospace settings are described.

  7. Proceedings of the NASA Aerospace Technology Symposium 2002

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    Bowen, Brent D. (Editor); Fink, Mary M. (Editor); Schaaf, Michaela M. (Editor)

    2002-01-01

    Reports are presented from the NASA Aerospace Technology Symposium 2002 on the following: Geo-Referenced Altitude Hold For Latex Ballons; NASA Spaceport Research: Opportunities For space Grant and EPSCoR Involvement; Numerical Simulation Of The Combustion Of Fuel Droplets: Applications, Aircraft/Spacecraft Flight Control, Guidance Navigation; Expertise In System Dynamics and Control, Control Theory and Aerospace Education Ooutreach Opportunities; and Technology For The Improvement Of General Aviation Security: A Needs Assessmemt.

  8. DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOUNDERS DAY 2012

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    Provancher, William

    _______________________ E-mail Address ____________________________ U of U Degree(s), Major(s), Class Year_____________________________________________________________ E-mail Address_____________________________________________________________ Supporting Information. Presentation of the awards will take place at the Founders Day Banquet, held on February 29, 2012. Please send

  9. Alumni Awards May 9, 2009

    E-print Network

    . Erickson Distinguished Alumnus Award Richard V. Pisarczyk MENU Hors d'oeuvres -- spinach and mushroom asparagus wrapped in prosciutto; smoked salmon crepe canapés Salad -- mixed greens with cherry tomato

  10. Liquid Nitrogen Removal of Critical Aerospace Materials

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Noah, Donald E.; Merrick, Jason; Hayes, Paul W.

    2005-01-01

    Identification of innovative solutions to unique materials problems is an every-day quest for members of the aerospace community. Finding a technique that will minimize costs, maximize throughput, and generate quality results is always the target. United Space Alliance Materials Engineers recently conducted such a search in their drive to return the Space Shuttle fleet to operational status. The removal of high performance thermal coatings from solid rocket motors represents a formidable task during post flight disassembly on reusable expended hardware. The removal of these coatings from unfired motors increases the complexity and safety requirements while reducing the available facilities and approved processes. A temporary solution to this problem was identified, tested and approved during the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) return to flight activities. Utilization of ultra high-pressure liquid nitrogen (LN2) to strip the protective coating from assembled space shuttle hardware marked the first such use of the technology in the aerospace industry. This process provides a configurable stream of liquid nitrogen (LN2) at pressures of up to 55,000 psig. The performance of a one-time certification for the removal of thermal ablatives from SRB hardware involved extensive testing to ensure adequate material removal without causing undesirable damage to the residual materials or aluminum substrates. Testing to establish appropriate process parameters such as flow, temperature and pressures of the liquid nitrogen stream provided an initial benchmark for process testing. Equipped with these initial parameters engineers were then able to establish more detailed test criteria that set the process limits. Quantifying the potential for aluminum hardware damage represented the greatest hurdle for satisfying engineers as to the safety of this process. Extensive testing for aluminum erosion, surface profiling, and substrate weight loss was performed. This successful project clearly demonstrated that the liquid nitrogen jet possesses unique strengths that align remarkably well with the unusual challenges that space hardware and missile manufacturers face on a regular basis. Performance of this task within the confines of a critical manufacturing facility marks a milestone in advanced processing.

  11. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 5: Aerospace librarians and technical information specialists as information intermediaries: A report of phase 2 activities of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

    1990-01-01

    The objective of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project is to provide descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of scientific and technical information (STI) at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels, placing emphasis on the systems used to diffuse the results of federally funded aerospace STI. An overview of project assumptions, objectives, and design is presented and preliminary results of the phase 2 aerospace library survey are summarized. Phase 2 addressed aerospace knowledge transfer and use within the larger social system and focused on the flow of aerospace STI in government and industry and the role of the information intermediary in knowledge transfer.

  12. 2009 ASHG Awards and Addresses

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of the society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these addresses is given below. On the following pages, we have printed the Presidential Address and the addresses for the William Allan Award. Many of the other addresses, accompanied by pictures of the speakers, can be found at www.ashg.org.

  13. 2012 ASHG Awards and Addresses

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of the Society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these addresses is given below. On the following pages, we have printed the Presidential Address and the addresses for the William Allan and Curt Stern Awards. Webcasts of these addresses, as well as those of many other presentations, can be found at http://www.ashg.org.

  14. 2011 ASHG Awards and Addresses

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of the Society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these addresses is given below. On the following pages, we have printed the Presidential Address and the addresses for the William Allan and Curt Stern Awards. Webcasts of these addresses, as well as those of many other presentations, can be found at http://www.ashg.org.

  15. National Academy of Engineering Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This news release from the National Academies reports on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) awards, which "recognize three achievements that have altered the course of world history, improved the quality of life for millions, and created educational experiences that have transformed hundreds of engineers into community leaders." Those honored include the designers of a spy satellite, a scientist who invented biosensors, and innovators in engineering and technology education. The site provides short biographical information on each awardee and background on the awards.

  16. NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 30: The electronic transfer of information and aerospace knowledge diffusion

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Bishop, Ann P.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1992-01-01

    Increasing reliance on and investment in information technology and electronic networking systems presupposes that computing and information technology will play a major role in the diffusion of aerospace knowledge. Little is known, however, about actual information technology needs, uses, and problems within the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. The authors state that the potential contributions of information technology to increased productivity and competitiveness will be diminished unless empirically derived knowledge regarding the information-seeking behavior of the members of the social system - those who are producing, transferring, and using scientific and technical information - is incorporated into a new technology policy framework. Research into the use of information technology and electronic networks by U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists, collected as part of a research project designed to study aerospace knowledge diffusion, is presented in support of this assertion.

  17. NASA Aerospace Flight Battery Program: Recommendations for Technical Requirements for Inclusion in Aerospace Battery Procurements. Volume 1, Part 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jung, David S.; Manzo, Michelle A.

    2010-01-01

    This NASA Aerospace Flight Battery Systems Working Group was chartered within the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC). The Battery Working Group was tasked to complete tasks and to propose proactive work to address battery related, agency-wide issues on an annual basis. In its first year of operation, this proactive program addressed various aspects of the validation and verification of aerospace battery systems for NASA missions. Studies were performed, issues were discussed and in many cases, test programs were executed to generate recommendations and guidelines to reduce risk associated with various aspects of implementing battery technology in the aerospace industry. This document contains Part 2 - Volume I: Recommendations for Technical Requirements for Inclusion in Aerospace Battery Procurements of the program's operations.

  18. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 69: Writing for the Aerospace Industry. Chapter 3; The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication: Writing in Professional Contexts

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Barclay, Rebecca O.; Pinelli, Thomas E.

    1997-01-01

    The large and complex aerospace industry, which employed approximately 850,000 people in 1994 (Aerospace Facts, 1994-95, p. 11), plays a vital role in the nation's economy. Although only a small percentage of those employed in aerospace are technical communicators, they perform a wide variety of communication duties in government and the private sector.

  19. Hard X-ray imaging survey of the Galactic plane with the Caltech gamma-ray imaging payload GRIP-2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Corbel, S.; Cook, W. R.; Harrison, F. A.; Prince, T. A.; Schindler, S. M.; Wang, S.

    1997-01-01

    In a two-day balloon flight during October 1995, the Caltech coded aperture gamma ray imaging payload (GRIP-2) imaged various fields in the Galactic plane and center in the 25 to 600 keV energy band. The large phoswich detector, the 15 deg field of view, the 30 arcmin angular resolution and 6 arcmin point source localization capability of GRIP-2 provides the possibility of surveying the accreting binary population of the Galaxy at high energy. The instrument is described and preliminary imaging results are reported on. The capabilities of this instrument for hard X-ray/gamma ray imaging are demonstrated.

  20. A brief history of aerospace dentistry.

    PubMed

    Savage, D Keith

    2002-07-01

    In April 2000, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (NAS/IOM) Committee on Space Medicine held a workshop under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to explore "innovative terrestrial medical care." There was also a NAS/IOM panel held on "Space Dentistry: Maintaining Astronauts' Oral Health on Long Missions." Air Force Dental Officer Col. Shannon E. Mills chaired the dental committee. Many questions were raised but few answers were available. Prevention was emphasized with the hope that within twenty to thirty years there may be a number of astronaut candidates with no existing dental restorations and with optimum oral health. However, there remains the concern that trauma to teeth could occur within the confines of a zero gravity space capsule as crew members carry out their daily responsibilities. The possibility is evident considering the duration of a space flight to Mars and back could require up to three years. The dental concerns of a space mission are only a small part of a much larger team effort, however, it is one not to be overlooked. An historical review of dentistry's involvement with America's flight and space programs of the 20th Century would be prudent. Many of same questions asked today were addressed in the early days of aviation dentistry as it transitioned into aerospace dentistry. Any past research and experiences would help serve as a foundation to build upon. PMID:12125697

  1. Computational control of flexible aerospace systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sharpe, Lonnie, Jr.; Shen, Ji Yao

    1994-12-01

    The main objective of this project is to establish a distributed parameter modeling technique for structural analysis, parameter estimation, vibration suppression and control synthesis of large flexible aerospace structures. This report concentrates on the research outputs produced in the last two years. The main accomplishments can be summarized as follows. A new version of the PDEMOD Code had been completed based on several incomplete versions. The verification of the code had been conducted by comparing the results with those examples for which the exact theoretical solutions can be obtained. The theoretical background of the package and the verification examples has been reported in a technical paper submitted to the Joint Applied Mechanics & Material Conference, ASME. A brief USER'S MANUAL had been compiled, which includes three parts: (1) Input data preparation; (2) Explanation of the Subroutines; and (3) Specification of control variables. Meanwhile, a theoretical investigation of the NASA MSFC two-dimensional ground-based manipulator facility by using distributed parameter modeling technique has been conducted. A new mathematical treatment for dynamic analysis and control of large flexible manipulator systems has been conceived, which may provide an embryonic form of a more sophisticated mathematical model for future modified versions of the PDEMOD Codes.

  2. Working at the Ohio Aerospace Institute

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Szabo, Hortenzia

    2004-01-01

    The Ohio Aerospace Institute is a wonderful place to work. I enjoy coming to work everyday knowing that I will be surrounded by smiling faces. My mentor, Mary Auzenne, is the Program Manager of the LERCIP College Internship Program, however, I spend most of my time working with Akua Soadwa, the Assistant Program Manager. She is in charge of planning, coordinating, and managing every event that is involved with the college internship program such as the socials, picnic, banquet, workshops, and research symposium. My job is to make her job easier. I help out with the planning, coordinating, and managing of these events. When I first got on board Akua was in the process of planning the second social for the interns. The social is a way for the interns to interact with one another as well as to find out more about where the other interns are working at NASA. We ordered the food, went shopping, and set up the Guerin House for the party. I made sign-in sheets, which helped us get a rough count of the attendees. The next event was the Technical Presentation Workshop and the Professional Development Workshop. These workshops are designed to enhance skills of the interns. We were there to sign people in and direct them to the room where the presentation was to take place. I also took pictures of the workshop and provided copies for the presenters, as well as our files.

  3. Large stable aluminum optics for aerospace applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vukobratovich, Daniel; Schaefer, John P.

    2011-09-01

    Aluminum mirrors offer the advantages of lower cost, shorter fabrication time, more rugged mounting, and same material athermalization when compared to classical glass mirrors. In the past these advantages were offset by controversial dimensional stability and high surface scatter, limiting applications to IR systems. Raytheon developed processes to improve long term stability, and reduce surface scatter. Six 380 mm aperture aluminum mirrors made using these processes showed excellent stability, with figure changes of less than 0.01 wave RMS(1 wave = 633 nm) when cycled 10 times between -51 and +71 deg. C. The VQ process developed at ELCAN reduces surface scatter in bare aluminum mirrors to below 20 angstroms RMS, and has been used in thousands of production mirrors up to 300 mm aperture. These processes were employed in the fabrication of two lightweight single arch 600 mm aluminum mirrors. The two mirrors were produced in four months, with a mounted surface figure of 0.22 waves RMS and surface roughness of 20 angstroms. Mounted fundamental frequency was 218 Hz, and no figure distortion was observed at preload levels four times higher than design. Subsequently the mirrors performed well when subjected to severe environmental loadings in a Raytheon test system. This technology is being extended to ultra-lightweight sandwich mirrors, which are competitive with other material technologies used in advanced aerospace applications such as high-altitude UAV surveillance systems and satellite optics.

  4. 7 CFR 3430.62 - Award appeals procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Award appeals procedures. 3430.62 Section 3430...NON-FORMULA FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Post-Award and Closeout § 3430.62 Award appeals...

  5. 12 CFR 1806.203 - Selection Process, actual award amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Selection Process, actual award amounts. 1806.203 Section 1806.203 Banks...FUND, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK ENTERPRISE AWARD PROGRAM Awards § 1806.203 Selection Process, actual award...

  6. 48 CFR 15.507 - Protests against award.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Protests against award. 15.507 Section 15.507 Federal...CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes 15.507 Protests against award. (a) Protests against award...

  7. 7 CFR 3430.42 - Special award conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special award conditions. 3430.42 Section 3430.42 ...NON-FORMULA FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Award § 3430.42 Special award conditions....

  8. 40 CFR 105.15 - How are award winners recognized?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How are award winners recognized? 105.15 Section 105...AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS RECOGNITION AWARDS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT Awards Recognition § 105.15 How are award...

  9. INTERDEPARTMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM RAPPAPORT AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

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    Amaral, Luis A.N.

    IBIB ii SS INTERDEPARTMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM RAPPAPORT AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE fellowships that will be awarded at the same time as the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence? If so, list receiving the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence. Student Signature

  10. 44 CFR 150.5 - Joint Public Safety Awards Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Joint Public Safety Awards Board. 150.5 Section...AWARDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS § 150.5 Joint Public Safety Awards Board. (a) A Joint Public Safety Awards Board (Joint...

  11. 44 CFR 150.5 - Joint Public Safety Awards Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Joint Public Safety Awards Board. 150.5 Section...AWARDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS § 150.5 Joint Public Safety Awards Board. (a) A Joint Public Safety Awards Board (Joint...

  12. Ethernet for Aerospace Applications - Ethernet Heads for the Skies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Grams, Paul R.

    2015-01-01

    One of the goals of aerospace applications is to reduce the cost and complexity of avionic systems. Ethernet is a highly scalable, flexible, and popular protocol. The aerospace market is large, with a forecasted production of over 50,000 turbine-powered aircraft valued at $1.7 trillion between 2012 and 2022. Boeing estimates demand for commercial aircraft by 2033 to total over 36,000 with a value of over $5 trillion. In 2014 US airlines served over 750 million passengers and this is growing over 2% yearly. Electronic fly-by-wire is now used for all airliners and high performance aircraft. Although Ethernet has been widely used for four decades, its use in aerospace applications is just beginning to become common. Ethernet is the universal solution in commercial networks because of its high bandwidths, lower cost, openness, reliability, maintainability, flexibility, and interoperability. However, when Ethernet was designed applications with time-critical, safety relevant and deterministic requirements were not given much consideration. Many aerospace applications use a variety of communication architectures that add cost and complexity. Some of them are SpaceWire, MIL-STD-1553, Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX), and Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE). Aerospace network designers desire to decrease the number of networks to reduce cost and effort while improving scalability, flexibility, openness, maintainability, and reliability. AFDX and TTE are being considered more for critical aerospace systems because they provide redundancy, failover protection, guaranteed timing, and frame priority and are based on Ethernet IEEE 802.3. This paper explores the use of AFDX and TTE for aerospace applications.

  13. Soviet Military Awards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    After the fall of the Soviet Union in the winter of 1991, thousands of items of Cold War paraphernalia found ready markets across the world, including the United States. High school and college students were now able to purchase the heavy wool jackets of Soviet and East German troops, and military buffs were able to acquire a number of patches, medals, and other items. The medals were often highly prized, and whether people understood the iconography and symbolism or not, they sought them out just the same. Fortunately for those interested in the wide world of Soviet military awards, there is this fine site which offers photographs and information about the various medals and their respective honors. With over 50 medals on the site, visitors can learn about the Order of October Revolution, the Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR, and the rather curious Medal for Development of Virgin Lands, which commemorates the "young soviets" who relocated to Siberia, the Volga region, and northern Caucasus. For those whose interest is piqued by this material, there is also a newsletter that visitors can look through online.

  14. Outstanding student paper awards

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Hydrology Section presented five outstanding student paper awards at the 1999 Spring Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, last June.Maneesha Joshi presented a poster titled “Estimation of the Extent and Duration of Melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet using an Edge Detection Technique on Passive Microwave Data.” She received her B.Tech. in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1991, and a M.S. in environmental engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo in 1994. Maneesha expects to complete her Ph.D. in civil engineering (remote sensing) in September 1999, under the supervision of Carolyn Merry (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science), Ken Jezek, and John Bolzan (Byrd Polar Research Center) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Her thesis focuses on estimating the extent of melt, melt season, and duration, and absorbed radiation on the Greenland ice sheet from passive microwave and SAR data. Maneesha's other interests include image processing, issues related to global climate change, and photogrammetry.

  15. Beautiful U Day 2006 Awards Fourth annual Beautiful Classroom

    E-print Network

    Webb, Peter

    May 2006 Beautiful U Day 2006 Awards Fourth annual Beautiful Classroom Award goes to Classroom Award for their work in keeping Anderson Hall looking fabulous. The award was presented during the Beautiful U Day awards ceremony. The Beautiful Classroom Award was created in 2003 as a partnership between

  16. Technology Applications Team: Applications of aerospace technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Highlights of the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Applications Team activities over the past quarter are presented in Section 1.0. The Team's progress in fulfilling the requirements of the contract is summarized in Section 2.0. In addition to our market-driven approach to applications project development, RTI has placed increased effort on activities to commercialize technologies developed at NASA Centers. These Technology Commercialization efforts are summarized in Section 3.0. New problem statements prepared by the Team in the reporting period are presented in Section 4.0. The Team's transfer activities for ongoing projects with the NASA Centers are presented in Section 5.0. Section 6.0 summarizes the status of four add-on tasks. Travel for the reporting period is described in Section 7.0. The RTI Team staff and consultants and their project responsibilities are listed in Appendix A. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of many individuals to the RTI Technology Applications Team program. The time and effort contributed by managers, engineers, and scientists throughout NASA were essential to program success. Most important to the program has been a productive working relationship with the NASA Field Center Technology Utilization (TU) Offices. The RTI Team continues to strive for improved effectiveness as a resource to these offices. Industry managers, technical staff, medical researchers, and clinicians have been cooperative and open in their participation. The RTI Team looks forward to continuing expansion of its interaction with U.S. industry to facilitate the transfer of aerospace technology to the private sector.

  17. Actively controlled shaft seals for aerospace applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Salant, Richard F.

    1994-01-01

    This study experimentally investigates an actively controlled mechanical seal for aerospace applications. The seal of interest is a gas seal, which is considerably more compact than previous actively controlled mechanical seals that were developed for industrial use. In a mechanical seal, the radial convergence of the seal interface has a primary effect on the film thickness. Active control of the film thickness is established by controlling the radial convergence of the seal interface with piezoelectric actuator. An actively controlled mechanical seal was initially designed and evaluated using a mathematical model. Based on these results, a seal was fabricated and tested under laboratory conditions. The seal was tested with both helium and air, at rotational speeds up to 3770 rad/sec, and at sealed pressures as high as 1.48 x 10(exp 6) Pa. The seal was operated with both manual control and with a closed-loop control system that used either the leakage rate or face temperature as the feedback. The output of the controller was the voltage applied to the piezoelectric actuator. The seal operated successfully for both short term tests (less than one hour) and for longer term tests (four hours) with a closed-loop control system. The leakage rates were typically 5-15 slm (standard liters per minute), and the face temperatures were generally maintained below 100 C. When leakage rate was used as the feedback signal, the setpoint leakage rate was typically maintained within 1 slm. However, larger deviations occurred during sudden changes in sealed pressure. When face temperature was used as the feedback signal, the setpoint face temperature was generally maintained within 3 C, with larger deviations occurring when the sealed pressure changed suddenly.

  18. Aerothermodynamic Flight Simulation Capabilities for Aerospace Vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, Charles G.

    1998-01-01

    Aerothermodynamics, encompassing aerodynamics, aeroheating, and fluid dynamics and physical processes, is the genesis for the design and development of advanced space transportation vehicles and provides crucial information to other disciplines such as structures, materials, propulsion, avionics, and guidance, navigation and control. Sources of aerothermodynamic information are ground-based facilities, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) and engineering computer codes, and flight experiments. Utilization of this aerothermodynamic triad provides the optimum aerothermodynamic design to safely satisfy mission requirements while reducing design conservatism, risk and cost. The iterative aerothermodynamic process for initial screening/assessment of aerospace vehicle concepts, optimization of aerolines to achieve/exceed mission requirements, and benchmark studies for final design and establishment of the flight data book are reviewed. Aerothermodynamic methodology centered on synergism between ground-based testing and CFD predictions is discussed for various flow regimes encountered by a vehicle entering the Earth s atmosphere from low Earth orbit. An overview of the resources/infrastructure required to provide accurate/creditable aerothermodynamic information in a timely manner is presented. Impacts on Langley s aerothermodynamic capabilities due to recent programmatic changes such as Center reorganization, downsizing, outsourcing, industry (as opposed to NASA) led programs, and so forth are discussed. Sample applications of these capabilities to high Agency priority, fast-paced programs such as Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)/X-33 Phases I and 11, X-34, Hyper-X and X-38 are presented and lessons learned discussed. Lastly, enhancements in ground-based testing/CFD capabilities necessary to partially/fully satisfy future requirements are addressed.

  19. Stanford Aerospace Research Laboratory research overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ballhaus, W. L.; Alder, L. J.; Chen, V. W.; Dickson, W. C.; Ullman, M. A.

    1993-01-01

    Over the last ten years, the Stanford Aerospace Robotics Laboratory (ARL) has developed a hardware facility in which a number of space robotics issues have been, and continue to be, addressed. This paper reviews two of the current ARL research areas: navigation and control of free flying space robots, and modelling and control of extremely flexible space structures. The ARL has designed and built several semi-autonomous free-flying robots that perform numerous tasks in a zero-gravity, drag-free, two-dimensional environment. It is envisioned that future generations of these robots will be part of a human-robot team, in which the robots will operate under the task-level commands of astronauts. To make this possible, the ARL has developed a graphical user interface (GUI) with an intuitive object-level motion-direction capability. Using this interface, the ARL has demonstrated autonomous navigation, intercept and capture of moving and spinning objects, object transport, multiple-robot cooperative manipulation, and simple assemblies from both free-flying and fixed bases. The ARL has also built a number of experimental test beds on which the modelling and control of flexible manipulators has been studied. Early ARL experiments in this arena demonstrated for the first time the capability to control the end-point position of both single-link and multi-link flexible manipulators using end-point sensing. Building on these accomplishments, the ARL has been able to control payloads with unknown dynamics at the end of a flexible manipulator, and to achieve high-performance control of a multi-link flexible manipulator.

  20. Excimer Laser Machining Of Aerospace Materials

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Proudley, Geoff M.; Key, Phillip H.

    1989-10-01

    Preliminary studies into the machining of certain aerospace materials using excimer laser radiation have been performed. Burn-through experiments were conducted using KrF (248nm) laser radiation in the fluence and PRF ranges 0-6J/cm2 and 1-50Hz respectively. In particular, woven Kevlar (in various forms) and carbon fibre composite structures have been machined with excellent edge quality and no visible degradation of the surrounding bulk material (SEM photographs are presented). Fluence thresholds for material removal exist and occur in the range 0.1-0.5J/cm2 for the above materials. Maximum observed removal rates have been measured as ~1-1.2?m/pulse and ~0.4?m/pulse for Kevlar and carbon fibre composites respectively at a fluence of ~6J/cm2. Complemetary studies for Kevlar are also reported using XeCl (308nm) laser radiation in the fluence and PRF range 0- 1.5J/cm2 and 50-500Hz. Machining rates are comparable to those at 248nm. Material removal rates per pulse at both wavelengths appear independent of PRF values. Both pre-cured and cured composites exhibit good matrix stability at the machined walls and there is no visual evidence of curing occurring during excimer laser irradiation. Sooty (probably carbon rich) debris was observed around the irradiated zone, the extent of which increased with increasing fluence. From extrapolation of etch rate data, industrial cutting rates are anticipated.

  1. Announcing the 2013 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Yacoot, Andrew; Tadigadapa, Srinivas; Peters, Kara

    2014-07-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believe that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards'. This year awards were presented in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Measurement Science, Precision Measurement, Sensors and Sensing Systems, and Optical and Laser-based Techniques. Although the categories mirror subject sections in the journal, the Editorial Board consider articles from all categories in the selection process. 2013 Award Winner—Fluid Mechanics Extraction of skin-friction fields from surface flow visualizations Tianshu Liu Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA The skin friction or wall shear stress, ? w, for a wall bounded turbulent flow is a quantity of fundamental importance. It is the basis for the wall unit, ?/u ? (kinematic viscosity/friction velocity: [? w/? ]1/2), which establishes the intrinsic length scale in the flow. The selected paper [1] provides a comprehensive review of—and builds upon—prior techniques to obtain ? w values over an area of interest for flow past complex geometries. The quantities that can be measured by optical imaging are shown to be related to the skin friction by the optical flow equation, which in turn is solved numerically as an inverse problem via the variational approach. The paper provides a well defined set of guidelines for other investigators. Detailed examples of skin-friction measurements using luminescent oil films as well as temperature- and pressure-sensitive paints are presented. Quantitative uncertainty estimates are included in the paper. Given the importance of the wall shear stress (skin friction) in fluid mechanics and the notorious difficulty of measuring this quantity directly, this paper is expected to be a seminal contribution. The paper was one of four in the special feature on Wall Shear Stress organized by Professor A Naguib in the December 2013 issue. 2013 Award Winner—Measurement Science Analysis of calibration-free wavelength-scanned wavelength modulation spectroscopy for practical gas sensing using tunable diode lasers K Sun, X Chao, R Sur, C S Goldenstein, J B Jeffries and R K Hanson High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA In the previous two years, the Measurement Science Award has gone to important papers in diagnostic fields, namely particle image velocimetry (PIV [2]) and x-ray micro-computed tomographic systems [3]. This year's award [4] goes to another diagnostic field, infrared spectroscopy for practical gas sensing. Infrared spectroscopy is a very important topic for measurement science, concerned with the monitoring of gases in our environment. Over two decades, this form of spectroscopy has been enabled with the development of tunable diode lasers (TDLs). Hence, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) is now an established method for in situ measurements of gas composition, temperature, pressure and velocity. Gases such as ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide and monoxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride and sulfur dioxide can all be monitored by commercially available systems. Some advances have been associated with improvements in infrared detectors or in the properties of some diode lasers. For homogeneous gases, the interpretation using the Beer-Lambert law and direct absorption (DA) is quite straightforward. DA is the preferred method when an absorption line can be found in the infrared region with an isolated transition of sufficient strength, and with a linewidth small enough to allow the laser to be wavelength-scanned on the absorption line, and just off it (as a

  2. Factors Influencing Advancement of Women Senior Leaders in Aerospace Companies

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    Garrett-Howard, Camille Elaine

    The problem researched in this study was the limited number of women in senior leadership positions in the aerospace industry. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to interview women senior leaders in the aerospace industry to explore the factors they perceived as beneficial to their advancement to senior leadership positions in the aerospace industry. The research study was guided by a central research question relating to what professional and personal factors might have led to promotional opportunities into senior leadership roles. Transformational leadership was the conceptual framework used to inform the study. The qualitative, phenomenological approach was selected to gain insights of the lived experiences and perceptions relating to career advancement of women to senior leadership positions in the aerospace industry. Data were collected using a modified Van Kaam method, coded, and analyzed to discern themes or patterns. Findings were that the attributes participants contributed to their success, included a focus on leadership, personal development, and the importance of mentoring relationships. This study presented a positive direction in addressing the gaps in the body of knowledge related to women and leadership development by exploring the experiences of women in senior leadership positions in the aerospace industry. Implications for social change include informing organizations and women about specific leadership development practices as one way to promote more women into leadership positions thus reducing the gap between the number of men and women leaders.

  3. Technology Transfer award funding data* Figure 1. Current Technology Transfer awards

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    6 1 4 3 48 23 30 10 Technology Transfer award funding data* Figure 1. Current Technology Transfer awards Numbers represent active grants as at 1 October 2013 Figure 2. Technology Transfer award expenditure 2012/13 by value On 1 October 2013 we were funding 125 active awards through our Technology

  4. 42 CFR 52c.5 - Grant awards.

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    2014-10-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS MINORITY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM § 52c.5 Grant awards. (a) Within...Secretary shall award grants to those applications with proposed biomedical research programs which...

  5. 42 CFR 52c.5 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS MINORITY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM § 52c.5 Grant awards. (a) Within...Secretary shall award grants to those applications with proposed biomedical research programs which...

  6. 7 CFR 3405.17 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 false Grant awards. 3405.17 Section...Continued) COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION...HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM Supplementary Information § 3405.17 Grant awards. (a)...

  7. 42 CFR 52c.5 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS MINORITY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM § 52c.5 Grant awards. (a) Within...Secretary shall award grants to those applications with proposed biomedical research programs which...

  8. Professionalism and Awards in Television News Photography.

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    Smith, Conrad; Hubbard, Tom

    1987-01-01

    Tests the hypothesis that photojournalists with high professionalism scores are more likely to win news photography awards. Suggests that television news photography awards recognize skills gained through experience rather than specific professional values. (MM)

  9. 2 CFR 170.220 - Award term.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Award term. 170.220 Section 170.220 Grants and Agreements Office of Management...SUBAWARD AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION INFORMATION Policy § 170.220 Award term. (a) To accomplish the...

  10. 7 CFR 3401.8 - Grant awards.

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    2012-01-01

    ...15 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Grant awards. 3401.8 Section 3401.8 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3401.8 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  11. 7 CFR 3400.6 - Grant awards.

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    2011-01-01

    ...15 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grant awards. 3400.6 Section 3400.6 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3400.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  12. 7 CFR 3411.6 - Grant awards.

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    2011-01-01

    ...15 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grant awards. 3411.6 Section 3411.6 Agriculture...AGRICULTURE NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3411.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  13. 7 CFR 3400.6 - Grant awards.

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    2014-01-01

    ...15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Grant awards. 3400.6 Section 3400.6 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3400.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  14. 7 CFR 3401.8 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...15 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Grant awards. 3401.8 Section 3401.8 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3401.8 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  15. 7 CFR 3400.6 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...15 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Grant awards. 3400.6 Section 3400.6 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3400.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  16. 7 CFR 3401.8 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Grant awards. 3401.8 Section 3401.8 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3401.8 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  17. 7 CFR 3401.8 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grant awards. 3401.8 Section 3401.8 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3401.8 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  18. 7 CFR 3401.8 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...15 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grant awards. 3401.8 Section 3401.8 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3401.8 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  19. 7 CFR 3400.6 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...15 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Grant awards. 3400.6 Section 3400.6 Agriculture...INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3400.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  20. 7 CFR 3411.6 - Grant awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grant awards. 3411.6 Section 3411.6 Agriculture...AGRICULTURE NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM General § 3411.6 Grant awards. (a) General. Within the...

  1. Attachment B NOAA Administrative Standard Award Conditions

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    excluding Federal holidays. A. Award Payments ­ ASAP Enrollment Your award payments will be made through for Payments (ASAP) system. Recipients must enroll in ASAP system by first submitting an Organization Profile

  2. 5 CFR 451.104 - Awards.

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    ...Awards. (a) An agency may grant a cash, honorary, or informal recognition award, or grant time-off without charge to...or other personal effort that contributes to the efficiency, economy, or other improvement of Government operations or...

  3. 7 CFR 900.116 - Award.

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    ...be in writing and shall cover only points of dispute raised in the submission. (2) The arbitrator, in making the award, may use his own technical knowledge in addition to the evidence submitted by the parties. (3) The award shall...

  4. 2 CFR 175.15 - Award term.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Award term. 175.15 Section 175.15 Grants...GUIDANCE FOR GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS Reserved AWARD TERM FOR TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS § 175.15 Award term. (a) To implement the...

  5. Cost Reduction Incentive Awards. 1981 Winners.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.

    Brief descriptions of 47 college programs recognized for awards in the National Association of College and University Officers/U. S. Steel Foundation Cost Reduction Incentive Awards Program are given. They include awards for: shower stall repair; chemical waste exchange; vibrating alarms for hearing-imparied; self-funding insurance consortium;…

  6. Research Activities 2012 7 Other Prominent Awards

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    Takada, Shoji

    Research Activities 2012 7 Other Prominent Awards Prizes and Awards Other than Nobel Prize Heisuke Masui 1998 Shinya Yamanaka 2009 2 Fields Medals 1 Gauss Prize 4 Lasker Awards Makoto Nagao 2005 2 Japan Prizes 3 Kyoto Prizes *Photos provided by the Japan Prize Foundation *Photos provided by the Inamori

  7. Travel Grants DTA and ICASE Award Holders

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    Talbot, James P.

    Travel Grants DTA and ICASE Award Holders: It is expected that students holding DTA awards be awarded a grant towards travel/expenses for a conference which takes place outside of the dates of the period of funding. NonDTA/ICASE students : Limited travel grants are available for students

  8. Faculty of Science AWARD for STAFF EXCELLENCE

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Faculty of Science AWARD for STAFF EXCELLENCE The Faculty of Science annually presents one "Award for Staff Excellence". Purpose This Award recognizes and rewards a staff member in the Faculty of Science for demonstrated excellence in their support of the teaching and/or research missions of the Faculty and

  9. EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA Human Resources accepts nominations for the Employee Excellence Award Program in February and March of each year. This document identifies the general These awards are granted to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in one of the Health System

  10. Faculty of Science AWARD for RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Faculty of Science AWARD for RESEARCH EXCELLENCE The Faculty of Science annually presents one "Award for Research Excellence". Purpose This award recognizes and rewards excellence in research for Research Excellence in the Faculty of Science consists of a commemorative plaque and a cash prize of $1000

  11. APS Prizes and Awards Ceremonial Session

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-03-01

    Prizes and awards will be bestowed on several individuals for outstanding contributions to physics. Please plan on attending the Awards Program and join us in honoring these individuals. The names of the awards and awardees will be included in the Meeting Program (Preamble). You may get a print version at the Meeting or view it online in February.

  12. THE GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMARY OF AWARDS & DEADLINES

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    -644-3501 Name of Award Grad School Contact Deadline to Submit to Dept. Deadline to Submit to Grad School AwardTHE GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMARY OF AWARDS & DEADLINES 2015-2016 For more information, contact us at 850) by January 15, 2015 N/A: Submit applications to FEF July Dissertation Research Grant David Beck N/A September

  13. COMMUNITY PRACTICE AWARD 2011 Call For Nominations

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    Sibille, Etienne

    COMMUNITY PRACTICE AWARD 2011 Call For Nominations The School of Social Work of the University established a Community Practice Award Fund that is administered through the School's Community Organization and Social Administration (COSA) concentration. The Community Practice Award ($1,000 student support account

  14. A success paradigm for project managers in the aerospace industry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bauer, Barry Jon

    Within the aerospace industry, project managers traditionally have been selected based on their technical competency. While this may lead to brilliant technical solutions to customer requirements, a lack of management ability can result in failed programs that over-run on cost, are late to critical path schedules, fail to fully utilize the diversity of talent available within the program team, and otherwise disappoint key stakeholders. This research study identifies the key competencies that a project manager should possess in order to successfully lead and manage a project in the aerospace industry. The research attempts to show evidence that within the aerospace industry, it is perceived that management competency is more important to project management success than only technical competence.

  15. Hybrid Titanium Composite Laminates: A New Aerospace Material

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Johnson, W. S.; Cobb, Ted Q.; Lowther, Sharon; St.Clair, T. L.

    1998-01-01

    In the realm of aerospace design and performance, there are few boundaries in the never-ending drive for increased performance. This thirst for ever-increased performance of aerospace equipment has driven the aerospace and defense industries into developing exotic, extremely high-performance composites that are pushing the envelope in terms of strength-to-weight ratios, durability, and several other key measurements. To meet this challenge of ever-increasing improvement, engineers and scientists at NASA-Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC) have developed a high-temperature metal laminate based upon titanium, carbon fibers, and a thermoplastic resin. This composite, known as the Hybrid Titanium Composite Laminate, or HTCL, is the latest chapter in a significant, but relatively short, history of metal laminates.

  16. 76 FR 51350 - Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to Seoul, Korea

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    ...to the Seoul ADEX include foreign and Korean VIPs, government officials, senior company...working relationship between the U.S. and Korean governments and private aerospace and...three years of implementation of KORUS (Korean aerospace tariffs currently average...

  17. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  18. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  19. 75 FR 45075 - Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 Airplanes

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    ...2010-CE-027-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 Airplanes AGENCY...2010 (75 FR 39472), and applies to certain Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. This NPRM proposed...

  20. AN ADVANCED ENSEMBLE IMPACT MONITORING AND IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR AEROSPACE COMPOSITE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    AN ADVANCED ENSEMBLE IMPACT MONITORING AND IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR AEROSPACE COMPOSITE the small balls with the different materials and masses as the impactors. However under the various impact network, cantilever composite structure, random interfering noise 1. INTRODUCTION Aerospace structures can

  1. Service bulletin inventory management and modeling for aerospace parts in customer service organization

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    Pardede, Erna K. (Erna Kertasasmita)

    2013-01-01

    The Customer Service department of United Technology Corporation (UTC) Aerospace System is primarily responsible for providing spare parts, repair services, training, and technical support for products that UTC Aerospace ...

  2. STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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    Krovi, Venkat

    STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING GRADUATE AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO 318 JARVIS HALL BUFFALO, NY 14260-4400 WAIVER

  3. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 16: Aerospace knowledge diffusion research

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; White, Terry F.; Jones, Ray (editor)

    1991-01-01

    The project is a cooperative US effort between NASA, DoD, and Indiana University. This research was endorsed by the AGARD Technical Information Panel and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Technical Information Committee. The four-phase inquiry focuses on scientific and technical information (STI) as knowledge, the channels through which this knowledge is communicated, and the members of the social system associated with and involved in diffusing this knowledge throughout the aerospace community. The project is based on two premises: (1) although STI is essential to innovation, STI by itself does not ensure innovation; and (2) utilizing existing STI or creating new STI, does often facilitate technological innovation. The topics covered include the following: information-seeking habits, knowledge transfer, academic sector, non-US organizations, present status, comparative study, and timetable.

  4. I'm often asked how a place as small as Caltech is able to drive so much innovation and entrepre-

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    Is a Quantum Computer?" page 20). It is because of our commitment to educating and empowering scientific leaders, inventors, and pioneers--and their commitment to Caltech and to science--that this small research. And as the articles in this--and every--issue of E&S show, the consequences, benefits, and spin-offs of such dreams

  5. Business Expense Guidelines Page 1 Revision date: 12-06-12 Caltech Business Expense Guidelines Rev 01-04-13.doc

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    Bruck, Jehoshua (Shuki)

    divisions and departments develop specific procedures and practices. The guidelines are intentionally broadBusiness Expense Guidelines Page 1 Revision date: 12-06-12 Caltech Business Expense Guidelines Rev 01-04-13.doc California Institute of Technology BUSINESS EXPENSE GUIDELINES Office of Financial

  6. Spectroscopic Observations of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory

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    Lis, D. C.; Keene, J.; Young, K.; Phillips, T. G.; Bockelée-Morvan, D.; Crovisier, J.; Schilke, P.; Goldsmith, P. F.; Bergin, E. A.

    1997-12-01

    The apparition of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) offered an unexpected and rare opportunity to probe the inner atmosphere of a comet with high spatial resolution and to investigate with unprecedented sensitivity its chemical composition. We present observations of over 30 submillimeter transitions of HCN, H13CN, HNC, HNCO, CO, CH3OH, and H2CO in Comet Hyakutake carried out between 1996 March 18 and April 9 at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. Detections of the H13CN (4-3) and HNCO (160,16-150,15) transitions represent the first observations of these species in a comet. In addition, several other transitions, including HCN (8-7), CO (4-3), and CO (6-5) are detected for the first time in a comet as is the hyperfine structure of the HCN (4-3) line. The observed intensities of the HCN (4-3) hyperfine components indicate a line center optical depth of 0.9 ± 0.2 on March 22.5 UT. The HCN/HNC abundance ratio in Comet Hyakutake at a heliocentric distance of 1 AU is similar to that measured in the Orion extended ridge- a warm, quiescent molecular cloud. The HCN/H13CN abundance ratio implied by our observations is 34 ± 12, similar to that measured in giant molecular clouds in the galactic disk but significantly lower than the Solar System12C/13C ratio. The low HCN/H13CN abundance ratio may be in part due to contamination by an SO2line blended with the H13CN (4-3) line. In addition, chemical models suggest that the HCN/H13CN ratio can be affected by fractionation during the collapse phase of the protosolar nebula; hence a low HCN/H13CN ratio observed in a comet is not inconsistent with the solar system12C/13C isotopic ratio. The abundance of HNCO relative to water derived from our observations is (7 ± 3) × 10-4. The HCN/HNCO abundance ratio is similar to that measured in the core of Sagittarius B2 molecular cloud. Although a photo-dissociative channel of HNCO leads to CO, the CO produced by HNCO is a negligible component of cometary atmospheres. Production rates of HCN, CO, H2CO, and CH3OH are presented. Inferred molecular abundances relative to water are typical of those measured in comets at 1 AU from the Sun. The exception is CO, for which we derive a large relative abundance of 30%. The evolution of the HCN production rate between March 20 and March 30 suggests that the increased activity of the comet was the cause of the fragmentation of the nucleus. The time evolution of the H2CO emission suggests production of this species from dust grains.

  7. 2013 Student Services Award Winners Award of Merit

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    Denham, Graham

    ), autonomy, encouragement, and always has a creative idea to add. Award of Merit Val Boyd - Undergraduate of applications received and evaluated for first and second entry programs by Undergraduate Admissions in 2012 previous year 23,732 The number of Examinations administered through 7 exam centers and multiple

  8. CKRSEF Awards 2013 Middle School Life Sciences Awards

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    Cooper, Robin L.

    'Orazio, Morton #12;ASM Materials Education Foundation Award John Luan, Dunbar Intel Excellence in Computer Winburn Sarah Byrd Morton Merrick Johnson Nicholas County MS Rebecca Eaves Conkwright MS Kayla Duncan Wilson Switzer, Nicholas County MS Javier Gonzáles-Napoleoni, Rowan County MS Theodore Ehrenborg, Morton

  9. UNL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 2012 EMPLOYEE AWARDS Edgerton Innovation Award

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    Farritor, Shane

    , Computer and Electronics Engineering Holling Family Master Teacher Award/UNL Universitywide Teaching,500 Funded by the Holling Distinguished Teaching for Engineering Fund Yi Qian, Assistant Professor year for a period of three years Funded by the Holling Family Teaching for Engineering Fund

  10. Actively Controlled Shaft Seals for Aerospace Applications

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    Salant, Richard F.; Wolff, Paul

    1995-01-01

    This study experimentally investigates an actively controlled mechanical seal for aerospace applications. The seal of interest is a gas seal, which is considerably more compact than previous actively controlled mechanical seals that were developed for industrial use. In a mechanical seal, the radial convergence of the seal interface has a primary effect on the film thickness. Active control of the film thickness is established by controlling the radial convergence of the seal interface with a piezoelectric actuator. An actively controlled mechanical seal was initially designed and evaluated using a mathematical model. Based on these results, a seal was fabricated and tested under laboratory conditions. The seal was tested with both helium and air, at rotational speeds up to 3770 rad/sec, and at sealed pressures as high as 1.48 x 10(exp 6) Pa. The seal was operated with both manual control and with a closed-loop control system that used either the leakage rate or face temperature as the feedback. The output of the controller was the voltage applied to the piezoelectric actuator. The seal operated successfully for both short term tests (less than one hour) and for longer term tests (four hours) with a closed-loop control system. The leakage rates were typically 5-15 slm (standard liters per minute), and the face temperatures were generally maintained below 100C. When leakage rate was used as the feedback signal, the setpoint leakage rate was typically maintained within 1 slm. However, larger deviations occurred during sudden changes in sealed pressure. When face temperature was used as the feedback signal, the setpoint face temperature was generally maintained within 3 C, with larger deviations occurring when the sealed pressure changes suddenly. the experimental results were compared to the predictions from the mathematical model. The model was successful in predicting the trends in leakage rate that occurred as the balance ratio and sealed pressure changed, although the leakage rates were not quantitatively predicted with a high degree of accuracy. This model could be useful in providing valuable design information for future actively controlled mechanical seals.

  11. Nondeterministic Approaches and Their Potential for Future Aerospace Systems

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    Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)

    2001-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the Training Workshop on Nondeterministic Approaches and Their Potential for Future Aerospace Systems held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, May 30-3 1, 2001. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Old Dominion University's Center for Advanced Engineering Environments and NASA. Workshop attendees were from NASA, other government agencies, industry, and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to give overviews of the diverse activities in nondeterministic approaches, uncertainty management methodologies, reliability assessment and risk management techniques, and to identify their potential for future aerospace systems.

  12. High-End Computing Challenges in Aerospace Design and Engineering

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    Bailey, F. Ronald

    2004-01-01

    High-End Computing (HEC) has had significant impact on aerospace design and engineering and is poised to make even more in the future. In this paper we describe four aerospace design and engineering challenges: Digital Flight, Launch Simulation, Rocket Fuel System and Digital Astronaut. The paper discusses modeling capabilities needed for each challenge and presents projections of future near and far-term HEC computing requirements. NASA's HEC Project Columbia is described and programming strategies presented that are necessary to achieve high real performance.

  13. NASA-OAI Collaborative Aerospace Research and Fellowship Program

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    Heyward, Ann O.; Kankam, Mark D.

    2003-01-01

    During the summer of 2003, a IO-week activity for university faculty entitled the NASA-OAI Collaborative Aerospace Research and Fellowship Program (CFP) was conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center in collaboration with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). The objectives of CFP are: (1) to further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science faculty, (2) to stimulate an exchange of ideas between teaching participants and employees of NASA, (3) to enrich and refresh the research and teaching activities of participants' institutions, and (4) to contribute to the research objectives of Glenn. This report is intended primarily to summarize the research activities comprising the 2003 CFP Program at Glenn.

  14. Optical characterization of window materials for aerospace applications

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    Tedjojuwono, Ken K.; Clark, Natalie; Humphreys, William M.

    2013-09-01

    An optical metrology laboratory has been developed to characterize the optical properties of optical window materials to be used for aerospace applications. Several optical measurement systems have been selected and developed to measure spectral transmittance, haze, clarity, birefringence, striae, wavefront quality, and wedge. In addition to silica based glasses, several optical lightweight polymer materials and transparent ceramics have been investigated in the laboratory. The measurement systems and selected empirical results for non-silica materials are described. These measurements will be used to form the basis of acceptance criteria for selection of window materials for future aerospace vehicle and habitat designs.

  15. Statistical Analysis of Strength Data for an Aerospace Aluminum Alloy

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    Neergaard, Lynn; Malone, Tina; Gentz, Steven J. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    Aerospace vehicles are produced in limited quantities that do not always allow development of MIL-HDBK-5 A-basis design allowables. One method of examining production and composition variations is to perform 100% lot acceptance testing for aerospace Aluminum (Al) alloys. This paper discusses statistical trends seen in strength data for one Al alloy. A four-step approach reduced the data to residuals, visualized residuals as a function of time, grouped data with quantified scatter, and conducted analysis of variance (ANOVA).

  16. Statistical Analysis of Strength Data for an Aerospace Aluminum Alloy

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    Neergaard, L.; Malone, T.

    2001-01-01

    Aerospace vehicles are produced in limited quantities that do not always allow development of MIL-HDBK-5 A-basis design allowables. One method of examining production and composition variations is to perform 100% lot acceptance testing for aerospace Aluminum (Al) alloys. This paper discusses statistical trends seen in strength data for one Al alloy. A four-step approach reduced the data to residuals, visualized residuals as a function of time, grouped data with quantified scatter, and conducted analysis of variance (ANOVA).

  17. NASA/OAI Collaborative Aerospace Internship and Fellowship Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1998-01-01

    The NASA/OAI Collaborative Aerospace Internship and Fellowship Program is a collaborative undertaking by the Office of Educational Programs at the NASA Lewis Research Center and the Department of Workforce Enhancement at the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This program provides 12 or 14 week internships for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering, and for secondary school teachers. Each item is assigned a NASA mentor who facilitates a research assignment. An important aspect of the program is that it includes students with diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. The purpose of this report is to document the program accomplishments for 1996.

  18. High temperature metal matrix composites for future aerospace systems

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    Stephens, Joseph R.

    1987-01-01

    Research was conducted on metal matrix composites and intermetallic matrix composites to understand their behavior under anticipated future operating conditions envisioned for aerospace power and propulsion systems of the 21st century. Extremes in environmental conditions, high temperature, long operating lives, and cyclic conditions dictate that the test evaluations not only include laboratory testing, but simulated flight conditions. The various processing techniques employed to fabricate composites are discussed along with the basic research underway to understand the behavior of high temperature composites, and the relationship of this research to future aerospace systems.

  19. High temperature metal matrix composites for future aerospace systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stephens, Joseph R.

    1988-01-01

    Research was conducted on metal matrix composites and intermetallic matrix composites to understand their behavior under anticipated future operating conditions envisioned for aerospace power and propulsion systems of the 21st century. Extremes in environmental conditions, high temperature, long operating lives, and cyclic conditions dictate that the test evaluations not only include laboratory testing, but simulated flight conditions. The various processing techniques employed to fabricate composites are discussed along with the basic research underway to understand the behavior of high temperature composites, and the relationship of this research to future aerospace systems.

  20. 1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory RPI LINAC Facility

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    Danon, Yaron

    1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory RPI LINAC Facility Nuclear Criticality Safety Program Conference April 27, 2011 #12;2Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear · Refurbishment/Upgrade Projects (Recent Future) · Resources at the Facility #12;3Mechanical, Aerospace

  1. 75 FR 28485 - Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel...

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    2010-05-21

    ...Mike Borfitz, Aerospace Engineer, International...Closure and MED Inflatable Seal Failure...adjacent fuselage structure may be damaged...2010-11-02 Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate...to Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate...Closure and MED Inflatable Seal Failure...adjacent fuselage structure may be...

  2. A Study on Quality Management for Aerospace Product with Multilevel Suppliers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Haoli Chang; Haicheng Yang; Haibin Liu; Junjie Hou

    2009-01-01

    The quality management of aerospace product is related to multilevel suppliers and runs through its whole lifecycle. Considering the complexity of aerospace product, the quality management mode of aerospace product developing process is proposed. Three models including Product Quality Information Tree (PQIT), Product Quality Information Model of Lifecycle (PQIML) and Feature Model of Quality Problem (FMQP) are proposed to describe

  3. Study on feasibility of storage accelerated testing based on parameter degradation for aerospace relays

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhaobin Wangl; Guofu Zhail; Xiaoyi Huang; Xuerong Ye

    2012-01-01

    It is difficult to obtain the failure data of long-lifetime and high-reliability aerospace relays, even based on the traditional storage accelerated life testing method. Aiming at this issue, based on the reliability test, the feasibility of accelerated degradation test for aerospace relays was studied. The performance degradation mechanism of the aerospace relays was analyzed during the storage and the possibility

  4. Aerospace electronics weight reduction through the use of active mass damping

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    Huston, Dryver R.

    Aerospace electronics weight reduction through the use of active mass damping Brian Essera , Dryver of aerospace electronics. Aerospace electronics are subject to extremely harsh vibratory environments and their associated stresses and strains in such applications add significant weight to these electronic systems

  5. 75 FR 19209 - Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1...

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    2010-04-14

    ...Aerospace Jetstream Series 3100 & 3200 Service...32-JA030644, dated October 6, 2003; and APPH...32-JA030644, dated October 6, 2003; British Aerospace Jetstream Series 3100 & 3200 Service...32-JA030644, dated October 6, 2003; British Aerospace Jetstream Series 3100 & 3200...

  6. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating in 2014

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    Sherriff, Mark S.

    Mechanics I (3) MAE 3220 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (4) MAE 3310 Aerospace Structures (3) MAE 3820 Aerodynamics Lab (3) MAE 3610 Aerospace Materials (3) Tech Elective* (3) MAE 3810 Experimental Methods Lab (3AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating

  7. 2013 Alumni Network Award Winners

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    for their contributions to the BU alumni experience BY GIANNA FISCHER (COM'17) Boston University Alumni Association networks around the globe for Alumni Network Awards. The Boston University Alumni Council (BUAC)andthe , brings together 50 alumni to network and connect with fellow Terriers. The success

  8. Alumni Awards May 5, 2007

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    Shing John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award George H. Simmons Mechanical and logistics management at MSU in 1982. He worked his way through school as an automotive assembler at GM in Melbourne, Florida, then developed decision support systems for Dialog Systems. He later became the founding

  9. Art History Awards and Scholarships

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    Martin, Jeff

    Art History Awards and Scholarships 2013-14 Art History Scholarship This scholarship is offered three courses in Art History or who has taken at least two courses in Art History and who is registered in at least one additional Art History course. Angela Elizabeth Davis Memorial Prize in Art History This prize

  10. Impact on Learning Award Winners.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    School Planning & Management, 2000

    2000-01-01

    Presents awardees of the School Planning & Management magazine's third annual "Impact on Learning Award" given to architectural firms whose K-12 school facilities have solved real-world problems through design, engineering, and technology solutions. Each selection presents the design challenge faced and its solution along with project details. (GR)

  11. Impact on Learning Award, 1998.

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    School Planning and Management, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Presents the 1998 winners of Impact on Learning Awards, recognition given to K-12 public schools that have solved real-world problems with design, engineering, and technology solutions. Categories represented include auditoriums, cafeterias, classrooms, commons areas, early-childhood learning centers, libraries, lobbies, and science and computer…

  12. Second Annual IRA Literacy Award.

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    Journal of Reading, 1981

    1981-01-01

    Notes recipients of the second International Reading Association Literacy Awards (with the first prize going to the Ethiopian Coordinating Committee for the National Literacy Campaign) and presents the comments about the value of literacy work made at the ceremony by UNESCO Director-General Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow. (MKM)

  13. ExploraVision Awards Competition

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A competition for students of all interest, skill, and ability levels to encourage students to combine their imaginations with the tools of science to create and explore a vision of a future technology. Site includes information for teachers and young inventors. Prizes awarded for top inventions in several age categories. Read bios and quotes from past winners and see past invention ideas.

  14. Student Merit Awards: High School.

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    Sachs, Leroy, Ed.

    The Student Merit Award Program was designed to motivate, stimulate and reward students for their study and achievement outside the mathematics classroom by providing enrichment material on a variety of mathematical topics. In general, these topics are either not found in the standard curriculum or represent a more in-depth study of standard…

  15. IRA Award-Winning Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seifert, Mary

    1984-01-01

    Summarizes award-winning research produced by Andrew M.Hess, Sirkka-Liisa Rauramo, Richard L. Allington, Donna E. Alvermann and David A. Hayes, Lesley M. Morrow and Carol S. Weinstein, Taffy E. Raphael and Bonnie B. Armbruster, Nancy Nelson Spivey, and Courtney B. Cazden. (FL)

  16. Upside's Hot 100 Awards: 1999

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The business technology magazine Upside Today authors this list of the "hottest private high-tech companies of 1999." Upside editors considered entrepreneurial passion as well as the "staying power" of companies to be top criteria for the Hot 100 Awards. Each listing includes a company profile with homepage links where available.

  17. NATIONAL PLANNING EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR

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    Handy, Susan L.

    planning is acting to green the city wherever it can," said planning commissioner Amanda Burden, FAICP#12;NATIONAL PLANNING EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING. ZONE GREEN, NEW YORK CIT, \\'ew York City adopted a sweeping set of regulations--together the provisions are called Zone Green

  18. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 42: An analysis of the transfer of Scientific and Technical Information (STI) in the US aerospace industry

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    Kennedy, John M.; Pinelli, Thomas E.; Hecht, Laura F.; Barclay, Rebecca O.

    1994-01-01

    The U.S. aerospace industry has a long history of federal support for research related to its needs. Since the establishment of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1915, the federal government has provided continuous research support related to flight and aircraft design. This research has contributed to the international preeminence of the U.S. aerospace industry. In this paper, we present a sociological analysis of aerospace engineers and scientists and how their attitudes and behaviors impact the flow of scientific and technical information (STI). We use a constructivist framework to explain the spotty dissemination of federally funded aerospace research. Our research is aimed towards providing federal policymakers with a clearer understanding of how and when federally funded aerospace research is used. This understanding will help policymakers design improved information transfer systems that will aid the competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace industry.

  19. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 11: The Voice of the User: How US Aerospace Engineers and Scientists View DoD Technical Reports

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

    1991-01-01

    The project examines how the results of NASA/DOD research diffuse into the aerospace R&D process, and empirically analyzes the implications of the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. Specific issues considered are the roles played by government technical reports, the recognition of the value of scientific and technical information (STI), and the optimization of the STI aerospace transfer system. Information-seeking habits are assessed for the U.S. aerospace community, the general community, the academic sector, and the international community. U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists use 65 percent of working time to communicate STI, and prefer 'internal' STI over 'external' STI. The isolation from 'external' information is found to be detrimental to U.S. aerospace R&D in general.

  20. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of aerospace structures by pulsed thermography

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Ibarra-Castanedo; M. Genest; P. Servais; X. P. V. Maldague; A. Bendada

    2007-01-01

    Pulsed thermography (PT) is an NDT&E technique allowing the remote examination of materials and systems. PT is particularly interesting for the inspection of aerospace structures since it can be used to perform safe inspection of large structures in a fast manner and without having to remove the components from the aircraft. Pulsed thermographic data however, is contaminated by noise of