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System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Molecular dynamics simulations were carried out to investigate the anionic structures of the molten CaO-SiO2-P2O5 system. The results show that the average first nearest-neighbor distances for Si-O and P-O pairs are 1.61 and 1.53 Å, respectively. As expected, above 98 pct P and 95 pct Si show fourfold coordination and form tetrahedral structures. Due to the high basicity, nonbridging oxygen occupies a predominant position in Si and P tetrahedron. Based on the oxygen number of different types, the structures of both Si and P tetrahedron were classified as Q 0, Q 1, Q 2, Q 3, and Q 4, where the superscript referred to the number of bridging oxygen atoms. With the substitution of P2O5 for SiO2, Q 0 decreased and other type of Q i units increased. For Si tetrahedron, Q 2 and Q 3 show most notable change, for P tetrahedron, Q 1and Q 2 show the most notable change. The change of Q i units for Si tetrahedron is larger than that for P tetrahedron. The concentration of free oxygen decreases remarkably with the increase of P2O5 content. The Si-O-P linkage is energetically more favorable than Si-O-Si and P-O-P linkages. P ion has a tendency to promote the polymerization of phosphosilicate melts.

Diao, Jiang; Fan, Guozheng; Liu, Xuan; Xie, Bing

2014-10-01

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Library System Library System  

E-print Network

Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

Cinabro, David

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Data Systems vs. Information Systems  

PubMed Central

This paper examines the current status of “hospital information systems” with respect to the distinction between data systems and information systems. It is proposed that the systems currently existing are incomplete data dystems resulting in ineffective information systems.

Amatayakul, Margret K.

1982-01-01

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Solar system positioning system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Power-rich spacecraft envisioned in Prometheus initiative open up possibilities for long-range high-rate communication. A constellation of spacecraft on orbits several A.U. from the Sun, equipped with laser transponders and precise clocks can be configured to measure their mutual distances to within few cm. High on-board power can create substantial non-inertial contribution to the spacecraft trajectory. We propose to alleviate this contribution by employing secondary ranging to a passive daughter spacecraft. Such constellation can form the basis of it navigation system capable of providing position information anywhere in the soIar system with similar accuracy. Apart from obvious Solar System exploration implications, this system can provide robust reference for GPS and its successors.

Penanen, Konstantin I.; Chui, Talso

2006-01-01

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Systems autonomy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information on systems autonomy is given in viewgraph form. Information is given on space systems integration, intelligent autonomous systems, automated systems for in-flight mission operations, the Systems Autonomy Demonstration Project on the Space Station Thermal Control System, the architecture of an autonomous intelligent system, artificial intelligence research issues, machine learning, and real-time image processing.

Lum, Henry, Jr.

1988-01-01

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Immune System  

MedlinePLUS

... could put us out of commission. What the Immune System Does The immune (pronounced: ih- myoon ) system, which ... Continue Things That Can Go Wrong With the Immune System Disorders of the immune system can be broken ...

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SYSTEMS BIOM BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS,  

E-print Network

and communication, cost-effective in vitro diagnostics, and continuous in vivo diagnostics. Metabolic Systems exercise studies under normal and diseased conditions. Cellular metabolic changes are quantitatively artificial joints, prosthetic limbs, dental implants, bone healing, and meth- ods to counteract loss of bone

Rollins, Andrew M.

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Operating Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer operating system spans multiple layers of complexity, from commands entered at a keyboard to the details of electronic switching. In addition, the system is organized as a hierarchy of abstractions. Various parts of such a system and system dynamics (using the Unix operating system as an example) are described. (JN)

Denning, Peter J.; Brown, Robert L.

1984-01-01

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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.

2011-08-11

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Operating Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSC 342. Operating Systems (3) Prerequisite: CSC 332. Study of supervisory programs. System services and file systems; CPU scheduling; memory management; virtual memory; disk scheduling. Deadlock characterization, prevention, and avoidance; concurrent processes; semaphores; critical sections; synchronization. Distributed systems and communication protocols.

Dr Clayton Ferner

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Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At the end of this project, you will be able to explain the components of the Solar System and know the order of the planets starting from the Sun. Objective Question: What is the Solar System? First, listen and read about the Solar System 1. How many planets make up our Solar System? 2. What is at the center of the Solar System? Next,listen and read about the Planets. 1. Can you name all of the planets? Finally, listen and watch The Solar System Movie. 1. Can you list the ...

Ms.west

2009-07-07

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Crystal Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses characteristics of crystal systems, comparing (in table format) crystal systems with lattice types, number of restrictions, nature of the restrictions, and other lattices that can accidently show the same metrical symmetry. (JN)

Schomaker, Verner; Lingafelter, E. C.

1985-01-01

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Solar System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The region of the universe in which we live, the Solar System, is but one of many clusters of stars and planets in space. Our Solar System lies in a particular region of the universe called the `Milky Way Galaxy'....

P. Masson

2000-01-01

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Digestive System  

MedlinePLUS

... the body can absorb and use. About the Digestive System Almost all animals have a tube-type digestive ... the anus as a bowel movement. Back Continue Digestive System Problems Nearly everyone has a digestive problem at ...

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Micrographic Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The micrographic system utilizes microimaging in the areas of space saving, reproducibility, durability, file integrity, and automated retrieval. This manual about micrographics is organized into 10 chapters, each covers a major facet of the system. The first chapters cover the basics of the system: objectives, classification, searching and…

Costigan, Daniel M.

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Linked Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three papers are compiled here for research library directors: (1) "Background: Open Systems Interconnection," in which David F. Bishop provides fundamental background information to explain the concept of the emerging technology of linked systems and open systems interconnection--i.e., an agreed upon standard set of conventions or rules that,…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

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Energy Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Posters are provided for several different energy conversion systems. Students are provided with cards that give the name and a description of each of the components in an energy system. They match these with the figures on the diagram. Since the groups look at different systems, they also describe their results to the class to share their knowledge.

Office Of Educational Partnerships

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System Effectiveness  

SciTech Connect

An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. It is critical that a nuclear facility conduct a thorough self-assessment of the material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system to evaluate system effectiveness. Self-assessment involves vulnerability analysis and performance testing of the MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. Analysis of the MPC&A system is necessary to understand the limits and vulnerabilities of the system to internal threats. Self-assessment helps the facility be prepared to respond to internal threats and reduce the risk of theft or diversion of nuclear material. MSET is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's MPC&A system. MSET analyzes the effectiveness of an MPC&A system based on defined performance metrics for MPC&A functions based on U.S. and international best practices and regulations. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time and reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential performance improvement or system upgrade can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance. The analyses reveal where performance degradation has the greatest detrimental impact on total system risk and where performance improvements have the greatest reduction in system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction actually achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL] [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01

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Antenna Systems Advanced Antenna Systems  

E-print Network

EEL4461 EEL5462 Fall 2014 Antenna Systems Advanced Antenna Systems Instructor Dr. Jenshan Lin://lss.at.ufl.edu/) Textbooks Required: Balanis, Antenna Theory - Analysis and Design, 3rd ed. 2005 Prerequisite EEL3472 principles of antenna and to apply them to the design and analysis of antenna systems. Students will learn

Fang, Yuguang "Michael"

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Systems Thinking 2: Thermodynamic Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video explains thermodynamic systems, open and closed systems, and the four key properties of a system. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives, Assessment, and Activities.

Linda Vanasupa

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Geothermal systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several tasks of JPL related to geothermal energy are discussed. The major task is the procurement and test and evaluation of a helical screw drive (wellhead unit). A general review of geothermal energy systems is given. The presentation focuses attention on geothermal reservoirs in California, with graphs and charts to support the discussion. Included are discussions on cost analysis, systems maintenance, and a comparison of geothermal and conventional heating and cooling systems.

Mohl, C.

1978-01-01

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Operating Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Rashid Bin Muhammad at Kent State University presents his page of lectures notes and other instructional materials on operating systems. The site is divided into a number of topics about operating systems: history, structure, process, threads, Solaris-2, CPU / process scheduling, schedule algorithm, interprocess communication, deadlock, important UNIX commands, and references. The site is then followed by links to outside resources to help supplement the material presented here. This is a great resource for computer science instructors teaching students about operating systems.

Bin Muhammad, Rashid

2009-06-24

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Systemic Darwinism  

PubMed Central

Darwin's 19th century evolutionary theory of descent with modification through natural selection opened up a multidimensional and integrative conceptual space for biology. We explore three dimensions of this space: explanatory pattern, levels of selection, and degree of difference among units of the same type. Each dimension is defined by a respective pair of poles: law and narrative explanation, organismic and hierarchical selection, and variational and essentialist thinking. As a consequence of conceptual debates in the 20th century biological sciences, the poles of each pair came to be seen as mutually exclusive opposites. A significant amount of 21st century research focuses on systems (e.g., genomic, cellular, organismic, and ecological/global). Systemic Darwinism is emerging in this context. It follows a “compositional paradigm” according to which complex systems and their hierarchical networks of parts are the focus of biological investigation. Through the investigation of systems, Systemic Darwinism promises to reintegrate each dimension of Darwin's original logical space. Moreover, this ideally and potentially unified theory of biological ontology coordinates and integrates a plurality of mathematical biological theories (e.g., self-organization/structure, cladistics/history, and evolutionary genetics/function). Integrative Systemic Darwinism requires communal articulation from a plurality of perspectives. Although it is more general than these, it draws on previous advances in Systems Theory, Systems Biology, and Hierarchy Theory. Systemic Darwinism would greatly further bioengineering research and would provide a significantly deeper and more critical understanding of biological reality. PMID:18697926

Winther, Rasmus Grønfeldt

2008-01-01

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Carbon Systems  

SciTech Connect

The electronic states of a 'quantum dot-graphene monolayer-SiO{sub 2} + n{sup +}-Si substrate' system in an external magnetic field are studied. An analytical expression for charge transfer in this system is obtained. The electronic states of a 'quantum dot-graphene bilayer-SiO{sub 2} + n{sup +}-Si substrate' system are considered. The systems under study are interesting from the viewpoint of controlling the optical properties of a quantum dot by means of an applied electric field.

Alisultanov, Z. Z., E-mail: zaur0102@gmail.com [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)

2013-06-15

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Anticipatory systems as linguistic systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The idea of system is well established although not well defined. What makes up a system depends on the observer. Thinking in terms of systems is only a convenient way to conceptualize organizations, natural or artificial, that show coherent properties. Among all properties, which can be ascribed to systems, one property seems to be more outstanding than others, namely that of being anticipatory. In nature, anticipatory properties are found only in living organizations. In this way it can be said to separate non-living systems from living because there is no indication that any natural phenomenon occurring in systems where there is no indication of life is anticipatory. The characteristic of living systems is that they are exposed to the evolution contrary to causal systems that do not undergo changes due to the influence of the environment. Causal systems are related to the past in such a way that subsequent situations can be calculated from knowledge of past situations. In causal systems the past is the cause of the present and there is no reference to the future as a determining agent, contrary to anticipatory systems where expectations are the cause of the present action. Since anticipatory properties are characteristic of living systems, this property, as all other properties in living systems, is a result of the evolution and can be found in plants as well as in animals. Thus, it is not only tied to consciousness but is found at a more basic level, i.e., in the interplay between genotype and phenotype. Anticipation is part of the genetic language in such a way that appropriate actions, for events in the anticipatory systems environment, are inscribed in the genes. Anticipatory behavior, as a result of the interpretation of the genetic language, has been selected by the evolution. In this paper anticipatory systems are regarded as linguistic systems and I argue that as such anticipation cannot be fragmented but must be holistically studied. This has the implication that anticipatory behavior can only partially be described in a computer language and, furthermore, it shows that only a restricted class of anticipatory systems can be transferred to computers.

Ekdahl, Bertil

2000-05-01

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Systems Librarianship  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The SYSLIB-L list serves as a vehicle for the discussion of topics related to systems librarianship and for the collection of information related to systems librarianship. Postings may include, but are not limited to, job postings, technical questions, philosophical discussions, and education.

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Systems Thinking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center explains the General Systems Model and how consider the entire system when performing aerospace work. This three and a half minute video is one of the aerospace certification readiness courses.

2011-07-27

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Multimedia Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSC 304. Multimedia Systems (3) Prerequisite: CSC 121. Introduction to technologies of the Internet and networked multimedia systems. Issues in web page design; Internet client/server programming; collaborative computing and group work; network publishing; security and encryption; audio and video compression; ethical issues and privacy; e-commerce; and distributed object computing. Open only to students of junior or senior standing.

Patterson, Ms L.

2003-04-21

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Digestive System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The digestive system is investigated in this learning activity to help participants learn how food is broken down and prepared for absorption, and list the components of the digestive system as well as their functions. Organs investigated include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.

Bidlack, Jim

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Organ Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This "Organ Systems" module has five units of instruction that focus on the main classes of functions that a body must perform. Rather than just naming organs of the body and what they do, they present a perspective on the body as a coordinated group of systems that must do certain things correctly in order to survive and thrive.

Klemm, W. R.

2001-01-01

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Systems and Components Fuel Delivery System, Water Delivery System, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Systems and Components - Fuel Delivery System, Water Delivery System, Derrick Crane System, and Crane System Details - Marshall Space Flight Center, F-1 Engine Static Test Stand, On Route 565 between Huntsville and Decatur, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

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System Toolbox  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

System Toolbox is designed for system administrators who deal with a variety of platforms. The site covers Windows NT, General Unix, Novell, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and the Mac OS. The "toolbox" for each platform offers annotated links to Tools (Disk Management, Anti-Virus, Security, etc.), Articles, and other useful Links. While the information here is hardly comprehensive, the site offers useful, if often basic, resources for administrators. System Toolbox's brand new History section looks promising, with two articles currently posted, "Von Braun's Slide Rule" and "The Godfather of Computing - Charles Babbage." The Comments section allows users to post questions or comments.

2001-01-01

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Earth Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This self-contained module on Earth systems includes a range of fun activities that students can perform in the classroom and at home with family members. They impart important concepts such as observation, identification, measurement, and differentiation.

Houghton Mifflin Science

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Immune System  

MedlinePLUS

... together to protect the body from infection. The human body provides an ideal environment for many microbes, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, and the immune system prevents and limits their entry and growth to ...

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Root systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One purpose that roots serve is that of anchoring the plant in the ground. Roots also take up water and nutrients for the plant. Plants all have different root system types to fit their individual needs and locations.

N/A N/A (U.S. Government;)

2004-10-30

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Microelectromechanical Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) is an enabling technology that merges computation and communication with sensing and actuation to change the way people and machines interact with the physical world. MEMS is a manufacturing technology that will impact widespread applications including: miniature inertial measurement measurement units for competent munitions and personal navigation; distributed unattended sensors; mass data storage devices; miniature analytical instruments; embedded pressure sensors; non-invasive biomedical sensors; fiber-optics components and networks; distributed aerodynamic control; and on-demand structural strength. The long term goal of ARPA's MEMS program is to merge information processing with sensing and actuation to realize new systems and strategies for both perceiving and controlling systems, processes, and the environment. The MEMS program has three major thrusts: advanced devices and processes, system design, and infrastructure.

Gabriel, Kaigham J.

1995-01-01

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Digestive System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The digestive system is amazing: it takes the foods we eat and breaks them into smaller components that our bodies can use for energy, cell repair and growth. This lesson introduces students to the main parts of the digestive system and how they interact. In addition, students learn about some of the challenges astronauts face when eating in outer space. Engineers figure out how to deal with such challenges.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

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Systemic trauma.  

PubMed

Substantial theoretical, empirical, and clinical work examines trauma as it relates to individual victims and perpetrators. As trauma professionals, it is necessary to acknowledge facets of institutions, cultures, and communities that contribute to trauma and subsequent outcomes. Systemic trauma-contextual features of environments and institutions that give rise to trauma, maintain it, and impact posttraumatic responses-provides a framework for considering the full range of traumatic phenomena. The current issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation is composed of articles that incorporate systemic approaches to trauma. This perspective extends conceptualizations of trauma to consider the influence of environments such as schools and universities, churches and other religious institutions, the military, workplace settings, hospitals, jails, and prisons; agencies and systems such as police, foster care, immigration, federal assistance, disaster management, and the media; conflicts involving war, torture, terrorism, and refugees; dynamics of racism, sexism, discrimination, bullying, and homophobia; and issues pertaining to conceptualizations, measurement, methodology, teaching, and intervention. Although it may be challenging to expand psychological and psychiatric paradigms of trauma, a systemic trauma perspective is necessary on both scientific and ethical grounds. Furthermore, a systemic trauma perspective reflects current approaches in the fields of global health, nursing, social work, and human rights. Empirical investigations and intervention science informed by this paradigm have the potential to advance scientific inquiry, lower the incidence of a broader range of traumatic experiences, and help to alleviate personal and societal suffering. PMID:24617751

Goldsmith, Rachel E; Martin, Christina Gamache; Smith, Carly Parnitzke

2014-01-01

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Computer systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In addition to the discussions, Ocean Climate Data Workshop hosts gave participants an opportunity to hear about, see, and test for themselves some of the latest computer tools now available for those studying climate change and the oceans. Six speakers described computer systems and their functions. The introductory talks were followed by demonstrations to small groups of participants and some opportunities for participants to get hands-on experience. After this familiarization period, attendees were invited to return during the course of the Workshop and have one-on-one discussions and further hands-on experience with these systems. Brief summaries or abstracts of introductory presentations are addressed.

Olsen, Lola

1992-01-01

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Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is part of the space page of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and provides information about the Sun, the planets and their moons, and other bodies in the solar system. It contains a travel guide to the Solar System including such topics as what to see, reason to visit, how to get there, and local history. A similar travel guide is then available for the Sun, each of the planets, asteroids, and comets. In addition, multiple links for more detailed information as well as space games and puzzles are provided.

2007-12-12

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Microbiology System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology originating in a NASA-sponsored study of the measurement of microbial growth in zero gravity led to the development of Biomerieux Vitek, Inc.'s VITEK system. VITEK provides a physician with accurate diagnostic information and identifies the most effective medication. Test cards are employed to identify organisms and determine susceptibility to antibiotics. A photo-optical scanner scans the card and monitors changes in the growth of cells contained within the card. There are two configurations - VITEK and VITEK JR as well as VIDAS, a companion system that detects bacteria, viruses, etc. from patient specimens. The company was originally created by McDonnell Douglas, the NASA contractor.

1992-01-01

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Investigating Army systems and Systems of Systems for value robustness  

E-print Network

This thesis proposes a value robustness approach to architect defense systems and Systems of Systems (SoS). A value robust system or SoS has the ability to provide continued value to stakeholders by performing well to meet ...

Koo, Kevin C. K. (Kevin Cheng Keong)

2010-01-01

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Systems overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Charts and accompanying text are presented that provide a brief synopsis of the contracted efforts for FY-92 in assessing nuclear thermal propulsion requirements, concepts, and associated issues. The objective of the effort is to provide NASA LeRC with assistance in space nuclear propulsion system requirements management and public acceptance planning.

Corban, Robert

1993-01-01

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Irrigation System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under contract with Marshall Space Flight Center, Midwest Research Institute compiled a Lubrication Handbook intended as a reference source for designers and manufacturers of aerospace hardware and crews responsible for maintenance of such equipment. Engineers of Lindsay Manufacturing Company learned of this handbook through NASA Tech Briefs and used it for supplemental information in redesigning gear boxes for their center pivot agricultural irrigation system.

1984-01-01

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Circulatory system  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The circulatory system includes the heart, blood vessels, and blood. Arteries take blood with oxygen to our organs; veins bring deoxygenated blood to the heart (to be pumped to the lungs to get oxygen). Arteries and veins bring essential nutrients from digestion (such as glucose) to our tissues as well.

Katie Hale (CSUF; )

2007-01-22

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Systems Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars representing the field of systems science were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Alexander Christakis, Debora Hammond, Michael Jackson, Alexander Laszlo, Ian Mitroff, Dave…

Christakis, Alexander; Hammond, Debora; Jackson, Michael; Laszlo, Alexander; Mitroff, Ian; Snowden, Dave; Troncale, Len; Carr-Chellman, Alison; Spector, J. Michael; Wilson, Brent

2013-01-01

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Auditory system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The physical correlations of hearing, i.e. the acoustic stimuli, are reported. The auditory system, consisting of external ear, middle ear, inner ear, organ of Corti, basilar membrane, hair cells, inner hair cells, outer hair cells, innervation of hair cells, and transducer mechanisms, is discussed. Both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses are also examined.

Ades, H. W.

1973-01-01

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POWER SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Low power output of other devices at this time dictates the use of ; nuclear-reactor systems for manned space explorations. Work up to the present is ; briefly reviewed, and progress and utilization of other power supplies are ; discussed. Pros and cons of solar cells, fuel cells, and thermoelectric and ; thermionic devices are included as well as consideration

1962-01-01

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Immune System  

EPA Science Inventory

A properly functioning immune system is essential to good health. It defends the body against infectious agents and in some cases tumor cells. Individuals with immune deficiencies resulting from genetic defects, diseases (e.g., AIDS, leukemia), or drug therapies are more suscepti...

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Digestive System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains a section of an online Biology Textbook - developed by Dr. Michael Gregory of Clinton Community College - providing a concise overview of the digestive system. It describes the enzymes, carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids involved in digestion and outlines the role that each part of the body plays from the mouth the large intestine.

Gregory, Michael

1969-12-31

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Immune System 1 Running Head: IMMUNE SYSTEM  

E-print Network

Immune System 1 Running Head: IMMUNE SYSTEM Immune System Structure and Function Mary W. Meagher: 979-845-4727 CITATION: Meagher, M. W. (2004). Immune system structure and function. In A. Christensen System 2 Immune System Structure and Function The immune system is engaged in a constant surveillance

Meagher, Mary

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Surveying System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Sunrise Geodetic Surveys are setting up their equipment for a town survey. Their equipment differs from conventional surveying systems that employ transit rod and chain to measure angles and distances. They are using ISTAC Inc.'s Model 2002 positioning system, which offers fast accurate surveying with exceptional signals from orbiting satellites. The special utility of the ISTAC Model 2002 is that it can provide positioning of the highest accuracy from Navstar PPS signals because it requires no knowledge of secret codes. It operates by comparing the frequency and time phase of a Navstar signal arriving at one ISTAC receiver with the reception of the same set of signals by another receiver. Data is computer processed and translated into three dimensional position data - latitude, longitude and elevation.

1988-01-01

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Solar Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The solar collectors shown are elements of domestic solar hot water systems produced by Solar One Ltd., Virginia Beach, Virginia. Design of these systems benefited from technical expertise provided Solar One by NASA's Langley Research Center. The company obtained a NASA technical support package describing the d e sign and operation of solar heating equipment in NASA's Tech House, a demonstration project in which aerospace and commercial building technology are combined in an energy- efficient home. Solar One received further assistance through personal contact with Langley solar experts. The company reports that the technical information provided by NASA influenced Solar One's panel design, its selection of a long-life panel coating which increases solar collection efficiency, and the method adopted for protecting solar collectors from freezing conditions.

1979-01-01

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Burner systems  

DOEpatents

A burner system particularly useful for downhole deployment includes a tubular combustion chamber unit housed within a tubular coolant jacket assembly. The combustion chamber unit includes a monolithic tube of refractory material whose inner surface defines the combustion zone. A metal reinforcing sleeve surrounds and extends the length of the refractory tube. The inner surface of the coolant jacket assembly and outer surface of the combustion chamber unit are dimensioned so that those surfaces are close to one another in standby condition so that the combustion chamber unit has limited freedom to expand with that expansion being stabilized by the coolant jacket assembly so that compression forces in the refractory tube do not exceed about one-half the safe compressive stress of the material; and the materials of the combustion chamber unit are selected to establish thermal gradient parameters across the combustion chamber unit to maintain the refractory tube in compression during combustion system start up and cool down sequences.

Doherty, Brian J. (Marblehead, MA)

1984-07-10

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Systemic treatment.  

PubMed

In the last years the management of patients with liver cancer has been improved. The BCLC staging/treatment strategy identifies the optimal candidates for each treatment option and sorafenib is the only effective systemic treatment. Others (sunitinib, brivanib, linifanib, everolimus, ramucirumab) have failed in terms of safety/survival benefit. Some patients at intermediate/early stage, may be considered for systemic therapy when options of higher priority may have failed or not be feasible. The 800 mg/day is the recommended starting dose. Close follow-up and easy access for the patients so that they can report any adverse event and implement dose adjustments is the key point in the management of them. Development of early dermatologic adverse events has been correlated with better outcome and the pattern of radiologic progression characterizes better the prognosis/outcome of these patients. Treatment beyond progression may be considered if there is no option for a second line research trial. PMID:25260318

Reig, Maria; Gazzola, Alessia; Di Donato, Roberto; Bruix, Jordi

2014-10-01

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Copernican System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The heliocentric (i.e. `Sun-centered') theory proposed by the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), and published by him in 1543 in his book, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. In this system Copernicus placed the Sun at the center of the universe and regarded the Earth and the planets as moving around it in circular orbits. Because of his retention of the notion of circular motion...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

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Gasification system  

DOEpatents

A method and system for injecting coal and process fluids into a fluidized bed gasification reactor. Three concentric tubes extend vertically upward into the fluidized bed. Coal particulates in a transport gas are injected through an inner tube, and an oxygen rich mixture of oxygen and steam are injected through an inner annulus about the inner tube. A gaseous medium relatively lean in oxygen content, such as steam, is injected through an annulus surrounding the inner annulus.

Haldipur, Gaurang B. (Hempfield, PA); Anderson, Richard G. (Penn Hills, PA); Cherish, Peter (Bethel Park, PA)

1983-01-01

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Gasification system  

DOEpatents

A method and system for injecting coal and process fluids into a fluidized bed gasification reactor. Three concentric tubes extend vertically upward into the fluidized bed. Coal particulates in a transport gas are injected through an inner tube, and an oxygen rich mixture of oxygen and steam are injected through an inner annulus about the inner tube. A gaseous medium relatively lean in oxygen content, such as steam, is injected through an annulus surrounding the inner annulus.

Haldipur, Gaurang B. (Hempfield, PA); Anderson, Richard G. (Penn Hills, PA); Cherish, Peter (Bethel Park, PA)

1985-01-01

59

Imaging System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 1100C Virtual Window is based on technology developed under NASA Small Business Innovation (SBIR) contracts to Ames Research Center. For example, under one contract Dimension Technologies, Inc. developed a large autostereoscopic display for scientific visualization applications. The Virtual Window employs an innovative illumination system to deliver the depth and color of true 3D imaging. Its applications include surgery and Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans, viewing for teleoperated robots, training, and in aviation cockpit displays.

1995-01-01

60

Tychonic System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The world system proposed in 1583 by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). Unable to accept the Copernican doctrine that the Earth moves around the Sun, he put forward the view, later disproved by Kepler (1571-1630), that the planets move around the Sun, but the Sun and Moon move around the Earth. The theory explained the observed variations of the phases of Venus, for which the Ptolemai...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

61

Braking system  

DOEpatents

A balanced braking system comprising a plurality of braking assemblies located about a member to be braked. Each of the braking assemblies consists of a spring biased piston of a first material fitted into a body of a different material which has a greater contraction upon cooling than the piston material. The piston is provided with a recessed head portion over which is positioned a diaphragm and forming a space therebetween to which is connected a pressurized fluid supply. The diaphragm is controlled by the fluid in the space to contact or withdraw from the member to be braked. A cooling means causes the body within which the piston is fitted to contract more than the piston, producing a tight shrink fit therebetween. The braking system is particularly applicable for selectively braking an arbor of an electron microscope which immobilizes, for example, a vertically adjustable low temperature specimen holder during observation. The system provides balanced braking forces which can be easily removed and re-established with minimal disturbance to arbor location.

Norgren, D.U.

1982-09-23

62

Bearing system  

DOEpatents

A bearing system includes backup bearings for supporting a rotating shaft upon failure of primary bearings. In the preferred embodiment, the backup bearings are rolling element bearings having their rolling elements disposed out of contact with their associated respective inner races during normal functioning of the primary bearings. Displacement detection sensors are provided for detecting displacement of the shaft upon failure of the primary bearings. Upon detection of the failure of the primary bearings, the rolling elements and inner races of the backup bearings are brought into mutual contact by axial displacement of the shaft.

Kapich, Davorin D. (Carlsbad, CA)

1987-01-01

63

Sterilization System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cox Sterile Products, Inc.'s Rapid Heat Transfer Sterilizer employs a heat exchange process that induces rapid air movement; the air becomes the heat transfer medium, maintaining a uniform temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. It features pushbutton controls for three timing cycles for different instrument loads, a six-minute cycle for standard unpackaged instruments, eight minutes for certain specialized dental/medical instruments and 12 minutes for packaged instruments which can then be stored in a drawer in sterile condition. System will stay at 375 degrees all day. Continuous operation is not expensive because of the sterilizer's very low power requirements.

1990-01-01

64

Videobasierte Systeme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Videosensoren spielen für Fahrerassistenz systeme eine zentrale Rolle, da sie die Interpretation visueller Informationen (Objektklassifikation) gezielt unterstützen. Im Heckbereich kann die Video sensorik in der einfachsten Variante die ultraschallbasierte Einparkhilfe bei Einpark- und Rangiervorgängen unterstützen. Beim Nachtsichtsystem NightVision wird das mit Infrarotlicht angestrahlte Umfeld vor dem Fahrzeug mit einer Frontkamera aufgenommen und im Fahrzeugcockpit auf einem Display dem Fahrer angezeigt (s. Nachtsichtsysteme). Andere Fahrerassistenzsysteme verarbeiten die Videosignale und generieren daraus gezielt Informationen, die für eigenständige Funktionen (z. B. Spurverlassenswarner) oder aber als Zusatzinformation für andere Funktionen ausgewertet werden (Sensordatenfusion).

Knoll, Peter

65

Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NASA is charting a bold new course into the cosmos, a journey that will take humans back to the Moon, and eventually to Mars and beyond. Exploration of the solar system and beyond will be guided by compelling questions of scientific and societal importance. NASA exploration programs will seek profound answers to questions about the origins of our solar system, whether life exists beyond Earth, and how we could live on other worlds. The NASA Vision for space exploration calls for a combination of human and robotic missions to achieve new exploration goals. Robotic missions to the Moon will be followed by an extended human expedition as early as 2015. Lunar exploration will lay the groundwork for future exploration of Mars and other destinations. A new spacecraft to support these journeys--the Crew Exploration Vehicle--will be tested before the end of this decade. Space exploration holds a special place in the human imagination. Youth are especially drawn to Mars rovers, astronauts, and telescopes. If used effectively and creatively, space can inspire children to seek careers in math, science, and engineering. Exploration and discovery are key agents of growth in society--technologically, economically, socially, internationally, and intellectually. This module is a first step in engaging today's youth in space exploration and serves as an invitation to participate in the excitement of discovery.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2005-04-01

66

Gastrointestinal system  

PubMed Central

The functions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract include digestion, absorption, excretion, and protection. In this review, we focus on the electrical activity of the stomach and small intestine, which underlies the motility of these organs, and where the most detailed systems descriptions and computational models have been based to date. Much of this discussion is also applicable to the rest of the GI tract. This review covers four major spatial scales: cell, tissue, organ, and torso, and discusses the methods of investigation and the challenges associated with each. We begin by describing the origin of the electrical activity in the interstitial cells of Cajal, and its spread to smooth muscle cells. The spread of electrical activity through the stomach and small intestine is then described, followed by the resultant electrical and magnetic activity that may be recorded on the body surface. A number of common and highly symptomatic GI conditions involve abnormal electrical and/or motor activity, which are often termed functional disorders. In the last section of this review we address approaches being used to characterize and diagnose abnormalities in the electrical activity and how these might be applied in the clinical setting. The understanding of electrophysiology and motility of the GI system remains a challenging field, and the review discusses how biophysically based mathematical models can help to bridge gaps in our current knowledge, through integration of otherwise separate concepts. PMID:20836011

Cheng, Leo K.; O’Grady, Gregory; Du, Peng; Egbuji, John U.; Windsor, John A.; Pullan, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

67

Skeletal System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Through this unit, written for an honors anatomy and physiology class, students become familiar with the human skeletal system and answer the Challenge Question: When you get home from school, your mother grabs you, and you race to the hospital. Your grandmother fell and was rushed to the emergency room. The doctor tells your family your grandmother has a fractured hip, and she is referring her to an orthopedic specialist. The orthopedic doctor decides to perform a DEXA scan. The result show her BMD is -3.3. What would be a probable diagnosis to her condition? What are some possible causes of her condition? Should her daughter and granddaughter be worried about this condition, and if so, what are measures they could take to prevent this from happening to them?

2014-09-18

68

Transfer system  

DOEpatents

A transport system includes a traveling rail (1) which constitutes a transport route and a transport body (3) which is capable of traveling on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. Flexible drive tubes (5) are arranged on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. The transport body includes a traveling wheel (4) which is capable of rolling on the traveling rail and drive wheels (2) which are capable of rolling on the drive tubes upon receiving the rotational drive power generated by pressure of a pressure medium supplied to the drive tubes while depressing the drive tubes. The traveling rail includes a plurality of transport sections and the transport body is capable of receiving a rotational drive force from the drive tubes at every transport sections. If necessary, a transport route changeover switch which changes over the transport route can be provided between the transport sections.

Kurosawa, Kanji (Tokyo, JP); Koga, Bunichiro (Miyagi, JP); Ito, Hideki (Miyagi, JP); Kiriyama, Shigeru (Miyagi, JP); Higuchi, Shizuo (Kanagawa, JP)

2003-05-20

69

Introduction System Informatics  

E-print Network

separated the Computer Science and Systems Engineering Department from the Graduate School of Engineering: Systems Science, Information Science, and Computational Science. In the Department of Computer Science Departments Divisions Outline Systems Science Fundamentals of Systems Science Innovation of Systems Science

Banbara, Mutsunori

70

Prosthetic Knee Systems  

MedlinePLUS

... of fluid control systems — pneumatic (using air) and hydraulic (using fluid). Pneumatic control. These systems: compress air ... control than friction systems are less effective than hydraulic systems. Hydraulic control. These systems: use liquid (usually ...

71

Intelligent Engine Systems: Bearing System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The overall requirements necessary for sensing bearing distress and the related criteria to select a particular rotating sensor were established during the phase I. The current phase II efforts performed studies to evaluate the Robustness and Durability Enhancement of the rotating sensors, and to design, and develop the Built-in Telemetry System concepts for an aircraft engine differential sump. A generic test vehicle that can test the proposed bearing diagnostic system was designed, developed, and built. The Timken Company, who also assisted with testing the GE concept of using rotating sensors for the differential bearing diagnostics during previous phase, was selected as a subcontractor to assist General Electric (GE) for the design, and procurement of the test vehicle. A purchase order was prepared to define the different sub-tasks, and deliverables for this task. The University of Akron was selected to provide the necessary support for installing, and integrating the test vehicle with their newly designed test facility capable of simulating the operating environment for the planned testing. The planned testing with good and damaged bearings will be on hold pending further continuation of this effort during next phase.

Singh, Arnant P.

2008-01-01

72

Systems Biology and Systems Medicine: Technology,  

E-print Network

Systems Biology and Systems Medicine: Technology, Measurement and Validation Lee Hood Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle How Might One Think About Systems Biology? #12;Radio Waves Sound Waves #12;Immune Response Intra- and inter- cellular networks Development Physiology #12;Contemporary Systems Biology

73

Artificial Immune Systems 209 Artificial Immune Systems  

E-print Network

Artificial Immune Systems 209 Chapter XI Artificial Immune Systems: Using the Immune System, Idea Group Publishing. The immune system is highly distributed, highly adaptive, self encounters. From a computational view- point, the immune system has much to offer by way of inspiration

Timmis, Jon

74

System safety education focused on system management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

System safety is defined and characteristics of the system are outlined. Some of the principle characteristics include role of humans in hazard analysis, clear language for input and output, system interdependence, self containment, and parallel analysis of elements.

Grose, V. L.

1971-01-01

75

Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology Wednesday October 28 2009 Burchard 118, 11 in prestigious journals including Science and Nature Biotechnology. Hong's research interests include Bio

Fisher, Frank

76

Understanding supervisory systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is a summary of Chapter 1, `Introduction and Rational for Supervisory Systems' of the IEEE tutorial course, Fundamentals of Supervisory Systems. An overview of supervisory system concepts is provided. Various types of supervisory systems are identified, including SCADA, SCADA\\/automatic gain control, energy management systems, distribution management systems, load management systems, and automatic meter reading. Some important design and

W. J. Ackerman; W. R. Block

1992-01-01

77

Expanding Alternative Delivery Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alternative educational delivery systems that might be useful to community colleges are considered. The following categories of delivery systems are covered: broadcast delivery systems; copy delivery systems, print delivery systems, computer delivery systems, telephone delivery systems, and satellites. Among the applications for broadcast…

Baltzer, Jan A.

78

Selforganizing Systems Case Study: peertopeer systems ?  

E-print Network

Self­organizing Systems Case Study: peer­to­peer systems ? Emmanuelle Anceaume, Maria Gradinariu­to­peer networks relying on the self­organization of the system in multiple layers, each of them reflecting. In peer­to­peer systems, self­organization is handled through protocols for node arrivals and departures

Roy, Matthieu

79

Reuse in Systems Engineering Systems Engineering  

E-print Network

1 Lecture 12 Reuse in Systems Engineering Systems Engineering Dr. Joanna Bryson Dr. Leon Watts should be able to: Explain why reuse is important in systems engineering. Define the term "Reuse engineering Systems engineering projects generally involve engineers from different disciplines. Different

Bryson, Joanna J.

80

Mechanical systems: A compilation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A compilation of several mechanized systems is presented. The articles are contained in three sections: robotics, industrial mechanical systems, including several on linear and rotary systems and lastly mechanical control systems, such as brakes and clutches.

1975-01-01

81

Immune System (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

... can lead to illness and infection. About the Immune System The immune system is the body's defense against ... that cause colds. Back Continue Problems of the Immune System Disorders of the immune system fall into four ...

82

Industrial and Systems engineering  

E-print Network

Industrial and Systems engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING DepartmentofIndustrialandSystemsEngineering EDGE Engineering Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a great addition to an industrial and systems to expert clinical recommendations. engineering.wayne.edu/isefaculty Industrial and systems engineering

Berdichevsky, Victor

83

Complex System Classification  

E-print Network

The use of terms such as “Engineering Systems”, “System of systems” and others have been coming into greater use over the past decade to denote systems of importance but with implied higher complexity than for the term ...

Magee, Christopher

2004-07-24

84

The Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the parts of our solar system? Let's learn about the parts of our Solar System! First, use the Solar System Chart Now read the Introduction to the Solar System and begin filling out the Solar System Chart by listing one fact for each planet. Now watch the Video 1 on the Solar System and fill out one characteristic about each planet in our Solar System. Now read the Facts about the Solar System and find ...

Kathrynbyers

2012-04-05

85

System Software Framework for System of Systems Avionics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Project Constellation implements NASA's vision for space exploration to expand human presence in our solar system. The engineering focus of this project is developing a system of systems architecture. This architecture allows for the incremental development of the overall program. Systems can be built and connected in a "Lego style" manner to generate configurations supporting various mission objectives. The development of the avionics or control systems of such a massive project will result in concurrent engineering. Also, each system will have software and the need to communicate with other (possibly heterogeneous) systems. Fortunately, this design problem has already been solved during the creation and evolution of systems such as the Internet and the Department of Defense's successful effort to standardize distributed simulation (now IEEE 1516). The solution relies on the use of a standard layered software framework and a communication protocol. A standard framework and communication protocol is suggested for the development and maintenance of Project Constellation systems. The ARINC 653 standard is a great start for such a common software framework. This paper proposes a common system software framework that uses the Real Time Publish/Subscribe protocol for framework-to-framework communication to extend ARINC 653. It is highly recommended that such a framework be established before development. This is important for the success of concurrent engineering. The framework provides an infrastructure for general system services and is designed for flexibility to support a spiral development effort.

Ferguson, Roscoe C.; Peterson, Benjamin L; Thompson, Hiram C.

2005-01-01

86

[X-33 Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has compiled an Annual Performance Report of the X-33/RLV Program. This report consists of individual reports from all industry team members, as well as NASA team centers. This portion of the report is comprised of a status report of Allied-Signal Aerospace's contribution to the program. The following is a summary of the work reviewed under their portion of the agreement: (1) Communication Systems; (2) Environmental Control Systems- Active Thermal Control System (ATCS), Purge and Vent System, Hydrogen Detection System (HDS), Avionics Bay Inerting System (ABIS), and Flush Air Data System (FADS); (2) Landing Systems; (3) Power Management and Generation Systems; (4) Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS)- Electric Power Control & Distribution System (EPCDS), and Battery Power System (BPS); and (5) Vehicle Management Systems (VMS)- VMS Hardware, VMS Software Development Activities, and System Integration Laboratory (SIL).

1999-01-01

87

March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 1 Information Systems  

E-print Network

March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 1 Information Systems #12;March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 2 Objectives What is an Information System (IS) + Classification of Information Systems + Evolution of Information Systems + Information System Management + Performance Requirements of ISs + #12

Adam, Salah

88

Evolving Systems Engineering as a Field within Engineering Systems  

E-print Network

Evolving Systems Engineering as a Field within Engineering Systems Donna H. Rhodes Massachusetts Management Social Science Engineering Systems Engineering Systems: Field of Scholarship ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4 Systems Engineering Field of Practice Systems Engineering Considers both

de Weck, Olivier L.

89

Influence strategies for systems of systems  

E-print Network

Distributed decision making has been identified as a source of managerial complexity for leaders of systems of systems (SoS). A new framework, AIR (Anticipation-Influence-Reaction), is proposed to capture the feedback ...

Shah, Nirav Bharat, 1979-

2013-01-01

90

System of Systems - the meaning of of  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present distinguishing characteristics (i.e. autonomy, belonging, connectivity, diversity, and emergence), that can help us to recognize or to realize a System of Systems (SoS). The principle differentiation that we make between a thing being either a `system' or a SoS focuses on the nature of a system's composition. We will distinctly define this set of distinguishing characteristics which will

John Boardman; Brian Sauser

2006-01-01

91

Liberating Systems Theory: Toward Critical Systems Thinking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article contains an exploration of a number of the many interpretations of its title Liberating Systems Theory. It is in fact a point of reflection on the way to realizing Critical Systems Thinking. Particular points of focus are critical theory integrated to practice in systems \\

R. L. Flood

1990-01-01

92

Communication Systems Chair of Communication Systems  

E-print Network

of GSM overview ­ GSM interfaces ­ GSM network components Mobile switching center,visitor location;3 | 36 Communication Systems GSM interfaces and components #12;4 | 36 Communication Systems GSM (HLR) #12;5 | 36 Communication Systems GSM interfaces and components The several MSC

Schindelhauer, Christian

93

LRRB Pavement Management Systems Pavement Management Systems  

E-print Network

LRRB Pavement Management Systems Pavement Management Systems Presented by: Michael Marti SRF for implementing and monitoring research results (RIC) #12;LRRB Pavement Management Systems LRRB Structure LRRB and counties in implementing Pavement Management and/or using better §Project produced several deliverables

Minnesota, University of

94

Vision System for a Robot Guide System  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an approach to design a vision system using fuzzy logical control and real time image processing technologies. The system developed is for an autonomous guide robot which is expected to be able to navigate in an unknown environment and search for a given object. There are many considerations necessary for the vision system of a robot due

Yu Wua Wong; Liqiong Tang; Donald Bailey

95

Intelligent tutoring systems for systems engineering methodologies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The general goal is to provide the technology required to build systems that can provide intelligent tutoring in IDEF (Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing Definition Method) modeling. The following subject areas are covered: intelligent tutoring systems for systems analysis methodologies; IDEF tutor architecture and components; developing cognitive skills for IDEF modeling; experimental software; and PC based prototype.

Meyer, Richard J.; Toland, Joel; Decker, Louis

1991-01-01

96

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DATA SYSTEMS: SYSTEMS OVERVIEW MANUAL  

EPA Science Inventory

The report is a systems overview manual and technical reference guide for the Environmental Assessment Data Systems (EADS), a group of related computerized data bases which describe multimedia discharges from energy systems and industrial processes. The EADS have been designed to...

97

Heliospheric coordinate systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article gives an overview and reference to the most common coordinate systems currently used in space science. While coordinate systems used in near-Earth space physics have been described in previous work we extend that description to systems used for physical observations of the Sun and the planets and to systems based on spacecraft location. For all systems, we define

M. Fränz; D. Harper

2002-01-01

98

Systems Science Harder House  

E-print Network

Systems Science Harder House 1604 SW 10th Avenue 503-725-4960 www.sysc.pdx.edu/ M.S. Ph.D. Systems, and the natural and social sciences, systems theorists continue to make important contributions to the growth and contemporary form of systems science, which crystallized after World War II around general systems theory

99

Introduction System Informatics  

E-print Network

separated the Computer Science and Systems Engineering Department from the Graduate School of Engineering: Systems Science, Information Science, and Computational Science. In the Department of Computer Science Divisions Outline Systems Science Fundamentals of Systems Science Innovation of Systems Acience A study

Banbara, Mutsunori

100

Energy Systems Design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

PRESTO, a COSMIC program, handles energy system specifications and predicts design efficiency of cogeneration systems. These systems allow a company to use excess energy produced to generate electricity. PRESTO is utilized by the Energy Systems Division of Thermo Electron Corporation in the custom design of cogeneration systems.

1986-01-01

101

DDL system: Design systhesis of digital systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Digital Systems Design Language was integrated into the CADAT system environment of NASA-MSFC. The major technical aspects of this integration are summarized. Automatic hardware synthesis is now possible starting with a high level description of the system to be synthesized. The DDL system provides a high level design verification capability, thereby minimizing design changes in the later stages of the design cycle. An overview of the DDL system covering the translation, simulation and synthesis capabilities is provided. Two companion documents (the user's and programmer's manuals) are to be consulted for detailed discussions.

Shiva, S. G.

1983-01-01

102

Systems biology approach to developing "systems therapeutics".  

PubMed

The standard drug development model uses reductionist approaches to discover small molecules targeting one pathway. Although systems biology analyzes multiple pathways, the approach is often used to develop a small molecule interacting at only one pathway in the system. Similar to that in physics where a departure from the old reductionist "Copenhagen View" of quantum physics to a new and predictive systems based, collective model has emerged yielding new breakthroughs such as the LASER, a new model is emerging in biology where systems biology is used to develop a new technology acting at multiple pathways called "systems therapeutics." PMID:24900858

Maguire, Greg

2014-05-01

103

Manager's assistant systems for space system planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes a class of knowledge-based 'assistant' systems for space system planning. Derived from technology produced for the DARPA/USAF Pilot's Associate program, these assistant systems help the human planner by doing the bookkeeping to maintain plan data and executing the procedures and heuristics currently used by the human planner to define, assess, diagnose, and revise plans. Intelligent systems for Space Station Freedom assembly sequence planning and Advanced Launch System modeling will be presented as examples. Ongoing NASA-funded work on a framework supporting the development of such tools will also be described.

Bewley, William L.; Burnard, Robert; Edwards, Gary E.; Shoop, James

1992-01-01

104

Integrated Agricultural Systems Workgroup  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Integrated Agricultural Systems Workgroup is conducting research to developing principles of sustainable integrated agricultural systems. The Integrated Agriculture Systems (IAS) workgroup hosts producer focused workshops to examine crop and animal production practices. At each workshop, several...

105

Maglev systems development status  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current status and future potential of Maglev systems is reviewed. Modes of noncontact suspension and propulsion are described, and prototype systems and design concepts are indicated. A number of existing systems are described in more detail

A. R. Eastham; W. F. Hayes

1988-01-01

106

Reuse in Systems Engineering  

E-print Network

Reuse in systems engineering is a frequent but poorly understood phenomenon. Nevertheless, it has a significant impact on system development and on estimating the appropriate amount of systems engineering effort with models ...

Wang, Gan

107

Wind energy systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A discussion on wind energy systems involved with the DOE wind energy program is presented. Some of the problems associated with wind energy systems are discussed. The cost, efficiency, and structural design of wind energy systems are analyzed.

Stewart, H. J.

1978-01-01

108

Observability of complex systems  

E-print Network

A quantitative description of a complex system is inherently limited by our ability to estimate the system’s internal state from experimentally accessible outputs. Although the simultaneous measurement of all internal ...

Liu, Yang-Yu

109

Air cushion landing system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Static and dynamic performance of air cushion landing system is simulated in computer program that treats four primary ACLS subsystems: fan, feeding system, trunk, and cushion. Configuration of systems is sufficiently general to represent variety of practical designs.

Boghami, K. M.; Captain, K. M.; Fish, R. B.

1978-01-01

110

Unlocking the Endocrine System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students learn how the endocrine system works and compare it to the mail delivery system. Students discuss the importance of communication in human body systems and relate that to engineering and astronauts.

Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

111

Lesson 44: Nonlinear Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using a cost/revenue application problem, the lesson begins with systems involving quadratic equations. Systems with conics are introduced next along with the elimination method for solving these systems.

2011-01-01

112

TWRSview system requirements specification  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the system requirements specification for the TWRSview software system. The TWRSview software system is being developed to integrate electronic data supporting the development of the TWRS technical baseline

Caldwell, J.A.; Lee, A.K.

1995-12-01

113

Multimode ergometer system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

System overcomes previous ergometer design and calibration problems including inaccurate measurements, large weight, size, and input power requirements, poor heat dissipation, high flammability, and inaccurate calibration. Device consists of lightweight, accurately controlled ergometer, restraint system, and calibration system.

Bynum, B. G.; Gause, R. L.; Spier, R. A.

1971-01-01

114

The Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Identify basic components of our solar system, including the sun, planets, and Earth's moon. We have just learned about the Solar System. Click here to watch an informational overview of the Solar System: Overview of the Solar System.. The planets in our Solar System are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Every planet in our Solar System revolves around the sun. The sun provides the energy ...

Ms. Smithson

2009-07-07

115

System status display information  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The system Status Display is an electronic display system which provides the flight crew with enhanced capabilities for monitoring and managing aircraft systems. Guidelines for the design of the electronic system displays were established. The technical approach involved the application of a system engineering approach to the design of candidate displays and the evaluation of a Hernative concepts by part-task simulation. The system engineering and selection of candidate displays are covered.

Summers, L. G.; Erickson, J. B.

1984-01-01

116

Propulsion Systems Panel deliberations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Propulsion Systems Panel was established because of the specialized nature of many of the materials and structures technology issues related to propulsion systems. This panel was co-chaired by Carmelo Bianca, MSFC, and Bob Miner, LeRC. Because of the diverse range of missions anticipated for the Space Transportation program, three distinct propulsion system types were identified in the workshop planning process: liquid propulsion systems, solid propulsion systems and nuclear electric/nuclear thermal propulsion systems.

Bianca, Carmelo J.; Miner, Robert; Johnston, Lawrence M.; Bruce, R.; Dennies, Daniel P.; Dickenson, W.; Dreshfield, Robert; Karakulko, Walt; Mcgaw, Mike; Munafo, Paul M.

1993-01-01

117

Intelligent transportation systems.  

E-print Network

??Many transportation systems used today are costly, slow, fragmented, and dangerous. This paper explores the inefficiencies and negative impacts associated with our current transportation systems.… (more)

Locke, Danielle Marie

2011-01-01

118

Control system design method  

DOEpatents

A control system design method and concomitant control system comprising representing a physical apparatus to be controlled as a Hamiltonian system, determining elements of the Hamiltonian system representation which are power generators, power dissipators, and power storage devices, analyzing stability and performance of the Hamiltonian system based on the results of the determining step and determining necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of the Hamiltonian system, creating a stable control system based on the results of the analyzing step, and employing the resulting control system to control the physical apparatus.

Wilson, David G. (Tijeras, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

2012-02-21

119

Lightside Atmospheric Revitalization System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The system was studied as a replacement to the present baseline LiOH system for extended duration shuttle missions. The system consists of three subsystems: a solid amine water desorbed regenerable carbon dioxide removal system, a water vapor electrolysis oxygen generating system, and a Sabatier reactor carbon dioxide reduction system. The system is designed for use on a solar powered shuttle vehicle. The majority of the system's power requirements are utilized on the Sun side of each orbit, when solar power is available.

Colling, A. K.; Cushman, R. J.; Hultman, M. M.; Nason, J. R.

1980-01-01

120

Endocrine System (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

... System The major glands that make up the human endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries ...

121

Epilogue: Systems Approaches and Systems Practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each of the five systems approaches discussed in this volume: system dynamics (SD), the viable systems model (VSM), strategic options development and analysis (SODA), soft systems methodology (SSM) and critical systems heuristics (CSH) has a pedigree. Not in the sense of the sometimes absurd spectacle of animals paraded at dog shows. Rather, their pedigree derives from their systems foundations, their capacity to evolve and their flexibility in use. None of the five approaches has developed out of use in restricted and controlled contexts of either low or high levels of complicatedness. Neither has any one of them evolved as a consequence of being applied only to situations with either presumed stakeholder agreement on purpose, or courteous disagreement amongst stakeholders, or stakeholder coercion. The compilation is not a celebration of abstract ‘methodologies', but of theoretically robust approaches that have a genuine pedigree in practice.

Reynolds, Martin; Holwell, Sue

122

Systems engineering for very large systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Very large integrated systems have always posed special problems for engineers. Whether they are power generation systems, computer networks or space vehicles, whenever there are multiple interfaces, complex technologies or just demanding customers, the challenges are unique. 'Systems engineering' has evolved as a discipline in order to meet these challenges by providing a structured, top-down design and development methodology for the engineer. This paper attempts to define the general class of problems requiring the complete systems engineering treatment and to show how systems engineering can be utilized to improve customer satisfaction and profit ability. Specifically, this work will focus on a design methodology for the largest of systems, not necessarily in terms of physical size, but in terms of complexity and interconnectivity.

Lewkowicz, Paul E.

1993-01-01

123

Integrated Systems Health Management for Intelligent Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The implementation of an integrated system health management (ISHM) capability is fundamentally linked to the management of data, information, and knowledge (DIaK) with the purposeful objective of determining the health of a system. It is akin to having a team of experts who are all individually and collectively observing and analyzing a complex system, and communicating effectively with each other in order to arrive at an accurate and reliable assessment of its health. In this paper, concepts, procedures, and approaches are presented as a foundation for implementing an intelligent systems ]relevant ISHM capability. The capability stresses integration of DIaK from all elements of a system. Both ground-based (remote) and on-board ISHM capabilities are compared and contrasted. The information presented is the result of many years of research, development, and maturation of technologies, and of prototype implementations in operational systems.

Figueroa, Fernando; Melcher, Kevin

2011-01-01

124

Novel central nervous system drug delivery systems.  

PubMed

For decades, biomedical and pharmaceutical researchers have worked to devise new and more effective therapeutics to treat diseases affecting the central nervous system. The blood-brain barrier effectively protects the brain, but poses a profound challenge to drug delivery across this barrier. Many traditional drugs cannot cross the blood-brain barrier in appreciable concentrations, with less than 1% of most drugs reaching the central nervous system, leading to a lack of available treatments for many central nervous system diseases, such as stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain tumors. Due to the ineffective nature of most treatments for central nervous system disorders, the development of novel drug delivery systems is an area of great interest and active research. Multiple novel strategies show promise for effective central nervous system drug delivery, giving potential for more effective and safer therapies in the future. This review outlines several novel drug delivery techniques, including intranasal drug delivery, nanoparticles, drug modifications, convection-enhanced infusion, and ultrasound-mediated drug delivery. It also assesses possible clinical applications, limitations, and examples of current clinical and preclinical research for each of these drug delivery approaches. Improved central nervous system drug delivery is extremely important and will allow for improved treatment of central nervous system diseases, causing improved therapies for those who are affected by central nervous system diseases. PMID:24325540

Stockwell, Jocelyn; Abdi, Nabiha; Lu, Xiaofan; Maheshwari, Oshin; Taghibiglou, Changiz

2014-05-01

125

HF system design principles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The general principles of HF communication system design, using as a framework a generalized communication system comprising: propagation path, information source and sink, source encoder/decoder, channel encoder/decoder, and RF equipment. The basic properties of the medium relevant to the design, control and operation of HF systems are considered. In particular, the problems of HF system control are examined in depth.

Darnell, M.

1983-05-01

126

HF system design principles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The general principles of HF communication system design, using as a framework a generalized communication system comprising: propagation path, information source and sink, source encoder\\/decoder, channel encoder\\/decoder, and RF equipment. The basic properties of the medium relevant to the design, control and operation of HF systems are considered. In particular, the problems of HF system control are examined in depth.

M. Darnell

1983-01-01

127

Broad Bandwidth Telecommunications Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Broad bandwidth transmission systems have been around for years. They include microwave, assorted cable systems, and recently, satellites. With the exception of some privately owned systems, broadband services have been furnished by the common carriers. Recently, a new element has been added--Cable Antenna Television (CATV) distribution systems.…

Sodolski, John

128

Thermalization in Quantum Systems  

E-print Network

atom system Not only of academic interest. Open questions in closed system quantum dynamics: i of equilibrated states. iv. Definition for "quantum integrability". v. Many-body localization... vi. Open systems. Localization and absence of ETH. 3 #12;Quantum Thermalization 4 #12;System THERMAL BATH () Quantum

129

Universal Index System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Universal Index System (UIS) is an index management system that uses a uniform interface to solve the heterogeneity problem among database management systems. UIS provides an easy-to-use common interface to access all underlying data, but also allows different underlying database management systems, storage representations, and access methods.

Kelley, Steve; Roussopoulos, Nick; Sellis, Timos; Wallace, Sarah

1993-01-01

130

Vehicle tracking systems  

SciTech Connect

Several systems have been developed to accomplish vehicle location. The systems consist of three types: Dead Reckoning, Satellite, and LORAN C. If the information is to be sent back to a central location, some type of radiocommunication system is needed. One can use the existing voice radio or add a radio system just for transmitting the data.

Schwalm, R.W.

1987-01-01

131

Program (systems) engineering  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Program Systems Engineering applies the principles of Systems Engineering at the program level. Space programs are composed of interrelated elements which can include collections of projects, advanced technologies, information systems, etc. Some program elements are outside traditional engineering's physical systems, such as education and public outreach, public relations, resource flow, and interactions within the political environments.

Baroff, Lynn E.; Easter, Robert W.; Pomphrey, Richard B.

2004-01-01

132

Polymer Electronics Systems - Polytronics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current trends in the development of electronics systems show that the provision of thin flexible components and semiconductors plays a decisive role in the steadily progressing development of highly integrated systems. A new generation of thin flexible electronic systems arises. At Fraunhofer IZM, inline manufacturing processes for polymer electronic systems are developed on production type equipment. A low-cost process for

KARLHEINZ BOCK

2005-01-01

133

Linear Systems: Using Algebra  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students learn to solve a system of linear equations (2 equations with 2 variables) by substitution and elimination methods. They also review the definitions of consistent (independent and dependent) and inconsistent systems, and associate the number of solutions of a system with them. Detailed instructions guide students in using their graphing calculators to solve the systems of equations.

2009-06-14

134

The New Solar System  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the definitive guide for the armchair astronomer, The New Solar System has established itself as the leading book on planetary science and solar system studies. Incorporating the latest knowledge of the solar system, a distinguished team of researchers, many of them Principal Investigators on NASA missions, explain the solar system with expert ease. The completely-revised text includes the most

J. Kelly Beatty; Carolyn Collins Petersen; Andrew Chaikin

1999-01-01

135

On the Systems Engineering and Management of Systems of Systems and Federations of Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with the engineering of systems that are themselves comprised of other com- ponent systems, and where each of the component systems serves organizational and human purposes. These com- ponent purposes may be locally managed and optimized independently, or nearly so, of the objectives to be met by the composite system. There are a number of inherent

Andrew P. Sage; Christopher D. Cuppan

2001-01-01

136

Hypermedia Intelligent System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. In this article techniques are developed together for use of hypermedia systems with techniques of artificial intelligence. The hypermedia intelligent system (HIS) uses the language HTML and, consequently, such related systems as Java, JavaScript, VBScript, Shockwave, among others. A system servant can be used locally, in the Internet or in a intranet. This article presents the

Vincenzo De Roberto Junior; Emmanuel L. P. Passos; Fernando Hideo Fukuda; Elias Restum Antonio; Luiz Biondi Neto; Luiz Chiganer

2000-01-01

137

The IRIDIUM communications system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description is given of the IRIDIUM communication system, so-called because the system design originally consisted of 77 networked satellites, and the element iridium has the atomic number 77. The goal is to make instant global communications a reality. The system design now consists of 60 satellites, a system control facility, gateways, and subscriber units. Each of these components is

R. J. Leopold; A. Miller

1993-01-01

138

Microsphere insulation systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new insulation system is provided that contains microspheres. This insulation system can be used to provide insulated panels and clamshells, and to insulate annular spaces around objects used to transfer, store, or transport cryogens and other temperature-sensitive materials. This insulation system provides better performance with reduced maintenance than current insulation systems.

Allen, Mark S. (Inventor); Willen, Gary S. (Inventor); Mohling, Robert A. (Inventor)

2005-01-01

139

Precision Battery Management System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a new battery management system for a lithium ion battery pack for more efficient operation and sturdy. The new system contains an embedded microcontroller to track the energy content of cell battery, optimize the output current, and to provide extensive feedback of all the measurements taken. This system sends all data to a telemetry system so that

J. A. Asumadu; Mohammed Haque; Helio Vogel; Charles Willards

2005-01-01

140

Battery management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A battery management system is described, comprising: a main battery; main battery charging system means coupled to the main battery for charging the main battery during operation of the main battery charging system means; at least one auxiliary battery; primary switching means for coupling the auxiliary battery to a parallel configuration with the main battery charging system means and with

Albright

1993-01-01

141

Computer Center: CIBE Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Differentiates between computer systems and Computers in Biological Education (CIBE) systems (computer system intended for use in biological education). Describes several CIBE stand alone systems: single-user microcomputer; single-user microcomputer/video-disc; multiuser microcomputers; multiuser maxicomputer; and local and long distance computer…

Crovello, Theodore J.

1982-01-01

142

Distribution system grounding fundamentals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most common medium voltage electric distribution system in the United States is multigrounded wye using a common neutral for both primary and secondary systems. The effective interconnection of the multigrounded wye neutral conductor with the earth ground reference is very important for safe and effective operation of these systems. Areas of concern include: public safety, operating personnel safety, system

Edward S. Thomas; Richard A. Barber; J. B. Dagenhart; A. L. Clapp

2004-01-01

143

Information system security assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the processes of information system design even as in continuous auditing from the reason of changes of application or its environment we are facing to information system security assessment. Reasons of assets are mainly securing information system from unauthorized usage same as to process information system by the correct data with high availability without data loose.

I. F. Mrazik; d. I. J. Kollar

2008-01-01

144

Lightning mapping system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) System is being implemented at KSC in Florida. The first operational use is expected in the late summer of 1991. The system is designed to map the location of in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning based on the time of arrival (TOA) of electromagnetic radiation. The system detects very high frequency (VHF) radiation and designed to map the volumetric extent of lightning. The system implements two independent antenna arrays to provide a fast data quality check, as necessary for a real-time warning system. The system performance goals and a comparison with a similar system implemented in the mid-1970's is made.

Lennon, C.; Maier, L.

1991-01-01

145

On generalized Volterra systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We construct a large family of evidently integrable Hamiltonian systems which are generalizations of the KM system. The algorithm uses the root system of a complex simple Lie algebra. The Hamiltonian vector field is homogeneous cubic but in a number of cases a simple change of variables transforms such a system to a quadratic Lotka-Volterra system. We present in detail all such systems in the cases of A3, A4 and we also give some examples from higher dimensions. We classify all possible Lotka-Volterra systems that arise via this algorithm in the An case.

Charalambides, S. A.; Damianou, P. A.; Evripidou, C. A.

2015-01-01

146

Evolvable synthetic neural system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An evolvable synthetic neural system includes an evolvable neural interface operably coupled to at least one neural basis function. Each neural basis function includes an evolvable neural interface operably coupled to a heuristic neural system to perform high-level functions and an autonomic neural system to perform low-level functions. In some embodiments, the evolvable synthetic neural system is operably coupled to one or more evolvable synthetic neural systems in a hierarchy.

Curtis, Steven A. (Inventor)

2009-01-01

147

Photovoltaic systems and applications  

SciTech Connect

Abstracts are given of presentations given at a project review meeting held at Albuquerque, NM. The proceedings cover the past accomplishments and current activities of the Photovoltaic Systems Research, Balance-of-System Technology Development and System Application Experiments Projects at Sandia National Laboratories. The status of intermediate system application experiments and residential system analysis is emphasized. Some discussion of the future of the Photovoltaic Program in general, and the Sandia projects in particular is also presented.

Not Available

1982-01-01

148

Data Acquisition Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology developed during a joint research program with Langley and Kinetic Systems Corporation led to Kinetic Systems' production of a high speed Computer Automated Measurement and Control (CAMAC) data acquisition system. The study, which involved the use of CAMAC equipment applied to flight simulation, significantly improved the company's technical capability and produced new applications. With Digital Equipment Corporation, Kinetic Systems is marketing the system to government and private companies for flight simulation, fusion research, turbine testing, steelmaking, etc.

1989-01-01

149

Automated Pilot Advisory System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An Automated Pilot Advisory System (APAS) was developed and operationally tested to demonstrate the concept that low cost automated systems can provide air traffic and aviation weather advisory information at high density uncontrolled airports. The system was designed to enhance the see and be seen rule of flight, and pilots who used the system preferred it over the self announcement system presently used at uncontrolled airports.

Parks, J. L., Jr.; Haidt, J. G.

1981-01-01

150

Fluid infusion system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Performance testing carried out in the development of the prototype zero-g fluid infusion system is described and summarized. Engineering tests were performed in the course of development, both on the original breadboard device and on the prototype system. This testing was aimed at establishing baseline system performance parameters and facilitating improvements. Acceptance testing was then performed on the prototype system to verify functional performance. Acceptance testing included a demonstration of the fluid infusion system on a laboratory animal.

1974-01-01

151

Residential photovoltaic system designs  

SciTech Connect

A project to develop Residential Photovoltaic Systems has begun at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory with the construction and testing of five Prototype Systems. All of these systems utilize a roof-mounted photovoltaic array and allow excess solar-generated electric energy to be fed back to the local utility grid, eliminating the need for on-site storage. Residential photovoltaic system design issues are discussed and specific features of the five Prototype Systems now under test are presented.

Russell, M. C.

1981-01-01

152

Rf systems for RHIC  

SciTech Connect

The RHIC rf systems must capture the injected beam, accelerate it through transition to top energy, shorten the bunches prior to rebucketing, and store the beam for 10 hours in the presence of strong intra-beam scattering. These different functions are met by three independent systems. An accelerating system at 26.7 Mhz (h = 342), a storage system at 196.1 MHz (h = 2508), and a wideband system for the damping of injection efforts.

Rose, J.; Brodowski, J.; Connolly, R.; Deng, D.P.; Kwiatkowski, S.; Pirkl, W.; Ratti, A.

1995-05-01

153

Solar photovoltaic systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Department of Energy's photovoltaic program is outlined. The main objective of the program is the development of low cost reliable terrestrial photovoltaic systems. A second objective is to foster widespread use of the system in residential, industrial and commercial application. The system is reviewed by examining each component; silicon solar cell, silicon solar cell modules, advanced development modules and power systems. Cost and applications of the system are discussed.

Forney, R. G.

1978-01-01

154

Sona Systems, Ltd. EXPERIMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

E-print Network

. As a licensee of the software, you are granted a right to copy this documentation, modify it, and distribute of your organization. You will find this documentation covers every feature of the software, while you maySona Systems, Ltd. EXPERIMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Master Documentation Set Version 2.65 Copyright

Cooper, Brenton G.

155

Efficient Evaluation System for Learning Management Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A learning management system (LMS) provides the platform for web-based learning environment by enabling the management, delivery, tracking of learning, testing, communication, registration process and scheduling. There are many LMS systems on the market that can be obtained for free or through payment. It has now become an important task to choose…

Cavus, Nadire

2009-01-01

156

Advanced information processing system: Local system services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Information Processing System (AIPS) is a multi-computer architecture composed of hardware and software building blocks that can be configured to meet a broad range of application requirements. The hardware building blocks are fault-tolerant, general-purpose computers, fault-and damage-tolerant networks (both computer and input/output), and interfaces between the networks and the computers. The software building blocks are the major software functions: local system services, input/output, system services, inter-computer system services, and the system manager. The foundation of the local system services is an operating system with the functions required for a traditional real-time multi-tasking computer, such as task scheduling, inter-task communication, memory management, interrupt handling, and time maintenance. Resting on this foundation are the redundancy management functions necessary in a redundant computer and the status reporting functions required for an operator interface. The functional requirements, functional design and detailed specifications for all the local system services are documented.

Burkhardt, Laura; Alger, Linda; Whittredge, Roy; Stasiowski, Peter

1989-01-01

157

On evolutionary systems.  

PubMed

This paper develops a metatheoretical framework for understanding evolutionary systems (systems that develop in ways that increase their own variety). The framework addresses shortcomings seen in other popular systems theories. It concerns both living and nonliving systems, and proposes a metahierarchy of hierarchical systems. Thus, it potentially addresses systems at all descriptive levels. We restrict our definition of system to that of a core system whose parts have a different ontological status than the system, and characterize the core system in terms of five global properties: minimal length interval, minimal time interval, system cycle, total receptive capacity, and system potential. We propose two principles through the interaction of which evolutionary systems develop. The Principle of Combinatorial Expansion describes how a core system realizes its developmental potential through a process of progressive differentiation of the single primal state up to a limit stage. The Principle of Generative Condensation describes how the components of the last stage of combinatorial expansion condense and become the environment for and components of new, enriched systems. The early evolution of the Universe after the "big bang" is discussed in light of these ideas as an example of the application of the framework. PMID:3689299

Alvarez de Lorenzana, J M; Ward, L M

1987-01-01

158

System identification for passive linear quantum systems  

E-print Network

System identification is a key enabling component for the implementation of quantum technologies, including quantum control. In this paper, we consider the class of passive linear input-output systems, and investigate several basic questions: (1) which parameters can be identified? (2) Given sufficient input-output data, how do we reconstruct system parameters? (3) How can we optimize the estimation precision by preparing appropriate input states and performing measurements on the output? We show that minimal systems can be identified up to a unitary transformation on the modes, and systems satisfying a Hamiltonian connectivity condition called "infecting" are completely identifiable. We propose a frequency domain design based on a Fisher information criterion, for optimizing the estimation precision for coherent input state. As a consequence of the unitarity of the transfer function, we show that the Heisenberg limit with respect to the input energy can be achieved using non-classical input states.

Madalin Guta; Naoki Yamamoto

2014-08-27

159

NASA Systems Engineering Handbook  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This handbook brings the fundamental concepts and techniques of systems engineering to NASA personnel in a way that recognizes the nature of NASA systems and environment. It is intended to accompany formal NASA training courses on systems engineering and project management when appropriate, and is designed to be a top-level overview. The concepts were drawn from NASA field center handbooks, NMI's/NHB's, the work of the NASA-wide Systems Engineering Working Group and the Systems Engineering Process Improvement Task team, several non-NASA textbooks and guides, and material from independent systems engineering courses taught to NASA personnel. Five core chapters cover systems engineering fundamentals, the NASA Project Cycle, management issues in systems engineering, systems analysis and modeling, and specialty engineering integration. It is not intended as a directive. Superseded by: NASA/SP-2007-6105 Rev 1 (20080008301).

Shishko, Robert; Aster, Robert; Chamberlain, Robert G.; Mcduffee, Patrick; Pieniazek, Les; Rowell, Tom; Bain, Beth; Cox, Renee I.; Mooz, Harold; Polaski, Lou

1995-01-01

160

Open systems storage platforms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The building blocks for an open storage system includes a system platform, a selection of storage devices and interfaces, system software, and storage applications CONVEX storage systems are based on the DS Series Data Server systems. These systems are a variant of the C3200 supercomputer with expanded I/O capabilities. These systems support a variety of medium and high speed interfaces to networks and peripherals. System software is provided in the form of ConvexOS, a POSIX compliant derivative of 4.3BSD UNIX. Storage applications include products such as UNITREE and EMASS. With the DS Series of storage systems, Convex has developed a set of products which provide open system solutions for storage management applications. The systems are highly modular, assembled from off the shelf components with industry standard interfaces. The C Series system architecture provides a stable base, with the performance and reliability of a general purpose platform. This combination of a proven system architecture with a variety of choices in peripherals and application software allows wide flexibility in configurations, and delivers the benefits of open systems to the mass storage world.

Collins, Kirby

1992-01-01

161

Metrics for Multiagent Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Multiagent System (MAS) is a software paradigm for building large scale intelligent distributed systems. Increasingly these systems are being deployed on handheld computing devices that rely on non-traditional communications mediums such as mobile ad hoc networks and satellite links. These systems present new challenges for computer scientists in describing system performance and analyzing competing systems. This chapter surveys existing metrics that can be used to describe MASs and related components. A framework for analyzing MASs is provided and an example of how this framework might be employed is given for the domain of distributed constraint reasoning.

Lass, Robert N.; Sultanik, Evan A.; Regli, William C.

162

Space shuttle avionics system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Shuttle avionics system, which was conceived in the early 1970's and became operational in the 1980's represents a significant advancement of avionics system technology in the areas of systems and redundacy management, digital data base technology, flight software, flight control integration, digital fly-by-wire technology, crew display interface, and operational concepts. The origins and the evolution of the system are traced; the requirements, the constraints, and other factors which led to the final configuration are outlined; and the functional operation of the system is described. An overall system block diagram is included.

Hanaway, John F.; Moorehead, Robert W.

1989-01-01

163

Precision Pointing System Development  

SciTech Connect

The development of precision pointing systems has been underway in Sandia's Electronic Systems Center for over thirty years. Important areas of emphasis are synthetic aperture radars and optical reconnaissance systems. Most applications are in the aerospace arena, with host vehicles including rockets, satellites, and manned and unmanned aircraft. Systems have been used on defense-related missions throughout the world. Presently in development are pointing systems with accuracy goals in the nanoradian regime. Future activity will include efforts to dramatically reduce system size and weight through measures such as the incorporation of advanced materials and MEMS inertial sensors.

BUGOS, ROBERT M.

2003-03-01

164

MLS: Airplane system modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analysis, modeling, and simulations were conducted as part of a multiyear investigation of the more important airplane-system-related items of the microwave landing system (MLS). Particular emphasis was placed upon the airplane RF system, including the antenna radiation distribution, the cabling options from the antenna to the receiver, and the overall impact of the airborne system gains and losses upon the direct-path signal structure. In addition, effort was expended toward determining the impact of the MLS upon the airplane flight management system and developing the initial stages of a fast-time MLS automatic control system simulation model. Results ot these studies are presented.

Thompson, A. D.; Stapleton, B. P.; Walen, D. B.; Rieder, P. F.; Moss, D. G.

1981-01-01

165

The Saturn System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about systems and how they apply to Saturn. Learners will apply the concept of a system to learning about the Saturn system. They work with a ready-made scale diagram of the Saturn system, including the planet, rings, and moons. They then complete a Venn diagram that compares and contrasts the Saturn and Earth–Moon systems in terms of the systems’ components and interactions. Includes background information, procedure, and extension. This is lesson 1 of 6 in the Saturn Educators Guide.

166

Flash evaporator systems test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A flash evaporator heat rejection system representative of that proposed for the space shuttle orbiter underwent extensive system testing at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to determine its operational suitability and to establish system performance/operational characteristics for use in the shuttle system. During the tests the evaporator system demonstrated its suitability to meet the shuttle requirements by: (1) efficient operation with 90 to 95% water evaporation efficiency, (2) control of outlet temperature to 40 + or - 2 F for partial heat load operation, (3) stability of control system for rapid changes in Freon inlet temperature, and (4) repeated dormant-to-active device operation without any startup procedures.

Dietz, J. B.

1976-01-01

167

Inertial navigation systems analysis.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This volume offers the avionic systems engineer a fundamental exposition of the mechanization and error analysis of inertial navigation systems. While the material is applicable to spacecraft and undersea navigation, emphasis is placed upon terrestrial applications on or slightly above the earth's surface. As a result, practical considerations are geared toward those aircraft navigation systems of particular current interest. Extensive use is made of perturbation techniques to develop linearized system equations, whose solutions closely approximate those obtained by nonlinear differential equations. A unified error analysis technique is developed that is applicable to virtually all system configurations. The technique provides a greatly simplified method for comparing the performance of competing system configurations.

Britting, K. R.

1971-01-01

168

Electric power system supervisory and control system for the 21 century-CC-2000 system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The power system supervisory and control system plays a more and more important role in the security and economic operation of power systems. The power system supervisory and control system includes both energy management systems (EMS) and distribution management systems (DMS), they are employed in transmission system and distributions systems respectively. In this paper the design philosophy of CC-2000 EMS\\/DMD

Wu Yusheng; Wu Xingping; Fan Tao; Fu Shuti; Dong Chunhui; Wang Wen; Sun Chao; Li Lixin

2000-01-01

169

SUBSURFACE EMPLACEMENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this analysis is to identify issues and criteria that apply to the design of the Subsurface Emplacement Transportation System (SET). The SET consists of the track used by the waste package handling equipment, the conductors and related equipment used to supply electrical power to that equipment, and the instrumentation and controls used to monitor and operate those track and power supply systems. Major considerations of this analysis include: (1) Operational life of the SET; (2) Geometric constraints on the track layout; (3) Operating loads on the track; (4) Environmentally induced loads on the track; (5) Power supply (electrification) requirements; and (6) Instrumentation and control requirements. This analysis will provide the basis for development of the system description document (SDD) for the SET. This analysis also defines the interfaces that need to be considered in the design of the SET. These interfaces include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Waste handling building; (2) Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) surface site layout; (3) Waste Emplacement System (WES); (4) Waste Retrieval System (WRS); (5) Ground Control System (GCS); (6) Ex-Container System (XCS); (7) Subsurface Electrical Distribution System (SED); (8) MGR Operations Monitoring and Control System (OMC); (9) Subsurface Facility System (SFS); (10) Subsurface Fire Protection System (SFR); (11) Performance Confirmation Emplacement Drift Monitoring System (PCM); and (12) Backfill Emplacement System (BES).

T. Wilson; R. Novotny

1999-11-22

170

Observability of complex systems  

PubMed Central

A quantitative description of a complex system is inherently limited by our ability to estimate the system’s internal state from experimentally accessible outputs. Although the simultaneous measurement of all internal variables, like all metabolite concentrations in a cell, offers a complete description of a system’s state, in practice experimental access is limited to only a subset of variables, or sensors. A system is called observable if we can reconstruct the system’s complete internal state from its outputs. Here, we adopt a graphical approach derived from the dynamical laws that govern a system to determine the sensors that are necessary to reconstruct the full internal state of a complex system. We apply this approach to biochemical reaction systems, finding that the identified sensors are not only necessary but also sufficient for observability. The developed approach can also identify the optimal sensors for target or partial observability, helping us reconstruct selected state variables from appropriately chosen outputs, a prerequisite for optimal biomarker design. Given the fundamental role observability plays in complex systems, these results offer avenues to systematically explore the dynamics of a wide range of natural, technological and socioeconomic systems. PMID:23359701

Liu, Yang-Yu; Slotine, Jean-Jacques; Barabási, Albert-László

2013-01-01

171

NASA's SPICE System Models the Solar System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SPICE is NASA's multimission, multidiscipline information system for assembling, distributing, archiving, and accessing space science geometry and related data used by scientists and engineers for mission design and mission evaluation, detailed observation planning, mission operations, and science data analysis.

Acton, Charles

1996-01-01

172

UNIFORM DATA SYSTEM (UDS)  

EPA Science Inventory

This data collection system collects uniformly-defined information for the major BPHC grant programs. The system yields consistent information on patient characteristics and clinical conditions. The UDS provides data on services, site locations, delivery methods, staffing, client...

173

Information retrieval system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Generalized information storage and retrieval system capable of generating and maintaining a file, gathering statistics, sorting output, and generating final reports for output is reviewed. File generation and file maintenance programs written for the system are general purpose routines.

Berg, R. F.; Holcomb, J. E.; Kelroy, E. A.; Levine, D. A.; Mee, C., III

1970-01-01

174

Visual systems developments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in visual system technology which fulfill the requirements of field of view (FOV) and resolution are examined. The capabilities of modern visual systems are discussed in terms of an image generator that produces the visual scene and a display system that presents the visual scene to the pilot. The improved training effectiveness achieved with area-of-interest techniques, in particular the modular digital image generator, is evaluated. Consideration is given to image generator requirements for training effectiveness and area-of-interest displays, and display system requirements for training effectiveness. A eye-slaved projected raster inset visual system that provides a high-resolution display area within a wide FOV background of low resolution has been developed. The visual system consists of a helmet-mounted occulometer system, a foveal projection system, peripheral projectors, merge electronics, distortion correction electronics, and a high gain dome screen; the functions of these components are described.

Haswell, M. R.

175

Intensive care alarm system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Inductive loop has been added to commercially available call system fitted with earphone receiver. System transmits high frequency signals to nurse's receiver to announce patient's need for help without disturbing others.

Christensen, J. L.; Herbert, A. L.

1973-01-01

176

Test processing system (SEE)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The SEE data processing system, developed in 1985, manages and process test results. General information is provided on the SEE system: objectives, characteristics, basic principles, general organization, and operation. Full documentation is accessible by computer using the HELP SEE command.

Gaulene, P.

1986-01-01

177

Human Balance System  

MedlinePLUS

... support. 1 A properly functioning balance system allows humans to see clearly while moving, identify orientation with ... Dr. Daniel Merfeld, Massachusettes Eye & Ear Infirmary The human balance system involves a complex set of sensorimotor- ...

178

Absorption heat pump system  

DOEpatents

The efficiency of an absorption heat pump system is improved by conducting liquid from a second stage evaporator thereof to an auxiliary heat exchanger positioned downstream of a primary heat exchanger in the desorber of the system.

Grossman, Gershon (Oak Ridge, TN)

1984-01-01

179

Earth System History Announcements  

E-print Network

altogether in the snakes. · With the exception of the crocodiles, the Reptile circulatory system still hasEarth System History GEOL 1020 [36] Announcements Enter the Mesozoic Age of the dinosaurs November

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

180

JT-60 Control System  

SciTech Connect

The present status of the JT-60U control system is reported including its original design concept, the progress of the system, and various modifications since the JT-60 upgrade. This control system has features of a functionally distributed and hierarchical structure, using CAMAC interfaces initially, which have been replaced by versatile module Europe (VME)-bus interfaces, and a protective interlock system composed of both software and hard-wired interlock logics. Plant monitoring and control are performed by efficient data communication through CAMAC highways and Ethernet with TCP/IP protocols. Sequential control of plasma discharges is executed by a combination of a remodeled VME-bus system and a timing system. A real-time plasma control system and a human interface system have been continuously modified corresponding to the progress of JT-60U experiments.

Yonekawa, I.; Kawamata, Y.; Totsuka, T.; Akasaka, H.; Sueoka, M.; Kurihara, K.; Kimura, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)

2002-09-15

181

Avian respiratory system disorders  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases in avian species requires a basic knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of this system in birds. Differences between mammalian and avian respiratory system function, diagnosis, and treatment are highlighted.

Olsen, G.H.

1989-01-01

182

STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems  

E-print Network

in solar power generation, controls, and management as well as in alternate and new energy re- sources1010 STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems Biology doctoral student Tanya Lubansky uses quan and quantitative ecologists. Sustainable Systems in NJIT's Educational Programs Educational offerings

183

Agricultural Information Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A listing of 42 operational and experimental online agricultural information systems in the United States is provided, noting system name, sponsoring organization, location, information and services provided, and key contact person and phone number. (EJS)

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 1983

1983-01-01

184

Biomedical recording system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

System collects medical data directly from patients and permanently records and displays several parameters - electrocardiograph, electroencephalograph, heart rate, respiration rate, auscultatory blood pressure, leg circumference changes, body temperature, and time. Components and operation of the system are described.

Vick, H. A.

1970-01-01

185

All Systems Are Go  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Test your knowledge of the digestive, respiratory, and other human body systems in this interactive game from Kinetic City. Race the clock to put Arnold's organs back into his body one system at a time.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2007-08-09

186

Systems in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Undergraduate elementary education majors participate in an interdisciplinary course focused on modeling scientific systems. Students' applications of three artificial intelligence concepts used in modeling scientific systems were investigated before and

Charles L. Karr

2003-03-01

187

Pneumonia - weakened immune system  

MedlinePLUS

... fighting off infection because of problems with the immune system. This type of disease is called "pneumonia in ... People whose immune system is not working well are less able to fight off germs. This makes them prone to infections from ...

188

Environmental Management System Plan  

E-print Network

Integrated Environment, Health and Program Elements Environmental ManagementEnvironmental Management System Fiscal Year Improve (EMP classification) IntegratedEnvironmental Management System Plan Executive Summary This Plan is integrated

Fox, Robert

2009-01-01

189

Human Body Systems Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this online interactive, studens are presented with a body system and a variety of organs. Students drag and drop all the organs that belong in that particular body system to a body who is missing his parts.

ScienceNetLinks.org

2010-06-02

190

Double Degenerate Binary Systems  

SciTech Connect

In this study, angular momentum loss via gravitational radiation in double degenerate binary (DDB)systems (NS + NS, NS + WD, WD + WD, and AM CVn) is studied. Energy loss by gravitational waves has been estimated for each type of systems.

Yakut, K. [University of Ege, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, 35100-Izmir (Turkey)

2011-09-21

191

Semiotic labelled deductive systems  

SciTech Connect

We review the class of Semiotic Models put forward by Pospelov, as well as the Labelled Deductive Systems developed by Gabbay, and construct an embedding of Semiotic Models into Labelled Deductive Systems.

Nossum, R.T. [Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)

1996-12-31

192

System for rapid subtitling  

E-print Network

A system for rapid subtitling of audiovisual sequences was developed, and evaluated. This new system resulted in average time-savings of 50% over the previous work in the field. To subtitle a 27-minute English lecture, ...

Leonard, Sean Joseph

2005-01-01

193

Modular optical detector system  

DOEpatents

A modular optical detector system. The detector system is designed to detect the presence of molecules or molecular species by inducing fluorescence with exciting radiation and detecting the emitted fluorescence. Because the system is capable of accurately detecting and measuring picomolar concentrations it is ideally suited for use with microchemical analysis systems generally and capillary chromatographic systems in particular. By employing a modular design, the detector system provides both the ability to replace various elements of the detector system without requiring extensive realignment or recalibration of the components as well as minimal user interaction with the system. In addition, the modular concept provides for the use and addition of a wide variety of components, including optical elements (lenses and filters), light sources, and detection means, to fit particular needs.

Horn, Brent A. (Livermore, CA); Renzi, Ronald F. (Tracy, CA)

2006-02-14

194

Fluids Systems Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pdf contains a syllabus for a course on fluids systems as part of the Aerospace Technology Program. Topics include fluid power standards, hydraulic power, pneumatic power, hypergolic and cryogenic flight systems, and hypergolic loading.

195

School System Empires  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although most educational systems are resistant to change, there are some features of the community, of the teachers, of government, and of the system that enable one to predict the likelihood of an innovation being accepted and implemented. (AL)

Huberman, Michael

1972-01-01

196

Tharsis Basin Aquifer System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a QuickTime movie animating an enormous ancient drainage basin and aquifer system in the Tharsis region of Mars. The movie shows the geological stages of the aquifer system, as reported in a University of Arizona study.

Arizona, University O.; Spaceref.com

197

Silver recovery system data  

SciTech Connect

In August of 1990 the Savannah River Site Photography Group began testing on a different type of silver recovery system. This paper describes the baseline study and the different phases of installation and testing of the system.

Boulineau, B.

1991-08-26

198

Urban organizational systems  

E-print Network

General systems theory provides a conceptual framework for the integration of knowledge from a wide variety of specialized fields. Systems theory serves to synthesize, reconcile, and integrate knowledge making it possible ...

Morog, Joseph V

1981-01-01

199

User Registration Systems for Distributed Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) systems have evolved over the years, most of the EOSDIS data are now available to users via anonymous on-line access. Although the changes have improved the dissemination efficiency of earth science data, the anonymous access has made it difficult to characterize users, capture metrics on the value of EOSDIS and provide customized services that benefit users. As the number of web-based applications continues to grow, data centers and application providers have implemented their own user registration systems and provided new tools and interfaces for their registered users. This has led to the creation of independent registration systems for accessing data and interacting with online tools and services. The user profile information maintained at each of these registration systems is not consistent and the registration enforcement varies by system as well. This problem is in no way unique to EOSDIS and represents a general challenge to the distributed computing community. In a study done in 2007(http://www2007.org/papers/paper620.pd), the average user has approximately 7 passwords for about 25 accounts and enters a password 8 times a day. These numbers have only increased in the last three years. To try and address this, a number of solutions have been offered including Single Sign-On solutions using a common backend like Microsoft Active Directory or an LDAP server, trust based identity providers like OpenID, and various forms of authorization delegation like OAuth or SAML/XACML. This talk discusses the differences between authentication and authorization, the state of the more popular user registration solutions available for distributed use, and some of the technical and policy drivers that need to be considered when incorporating a user registration system into your application.

Murphy, K. J.; Cechini, M.; Pilone, D.; Mitchell, A.

2010-12-01

200

Enabling Systems Biology Approaches Through Microfabricated Systems  

PubMed Central

With the experimental tools and knowledge that have accrued from a long history of reductionist biology, we can now start to put the pieces together and begin to understand how biological systems function as an integrated whole. Here, we describe how microfabricated tools have demonstrated promise in addressing experimental challenges in throughput, resolution and sensitivity to support systems-based approaches to biological understanding. PMID:23984862

Zhan, Mei; Chingozha, Loice; Lu, Hang

2014-01-01

201

Integrated Systems Health Management for Intelligent Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The implementation of an integrated system health management (ISHM) capability is fundamentally linked to the management of data, information, and knowledge (DIaK) with the purposeful objective of determining the health of a system. Management implies storage, distribution, sharing, maintenance, processing, reasoning, and presentation. ISHM is akin to having a team of experts who are all individually and collectively observing and analyzing a complex system, and communicating effectively with each other in order to arrive at an accurate and reliable assessment of its health. In this chapter, concepts, procedures, and approaches are presented as a foundation for implementing an ISHM capability relevant to intelligent systems. The capability stresses integration of DIaK from all elements of a system, emphasizing an advance toward an on-board, autonomous capability. Both ground-based and on-board ISHM capabilities are addressed. The information presented is the result of many years of research, development, and maturation of technologies, and of prototype implementations in operational systems.

Figueroa, Fernando; Melcher, Kevin

2011-01-01

202

System and method for creating expert systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system and method provides for the creation of a highly graphical expert system without the need for programming in code. An expert system is created by initially building a data interface, defining appropriate Mission, User-Defined, Inferred, and externally-generated GenSAA (EGG) data variables whose data values will be updated and input into the expert system. Next, rules of the expert system are created by building appropriate conditions of the rules which must be satisfied and then by building appropriate actions of rules which are to be executed upon corresponding conditions being satisfied. Finally, an appropriate user interface is built which can be highly graphical in nature and which can include appropriate message display and/or modification of display characteristics of a graphical display object, to visually alert a user of the expert system of varying data values, upon conditions of a created rule being satisfied. The data interface building, rule building, and user interface building are done in an efficient manner and can be created without the need for programming in code.

Hughes, Peter M. (Inventor); Luczak, Edward C. (Inventor)

1998-01-01

203

Space power systems technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Reported here is a series of studies which examine several potential catalysts and electrodes for some fuel cell systems, some materials for space applications, and mathematical modeling and performance predictions for some solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers. The fuel cell systems have a potential for terrestrial applications in addition to solar energy conversion in space applications. Catalysts and electrodes for phosphoric acid fuel cell systems and for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell and electrolyzer systems were examined.

Coulman, George A.

1994-01-01

204

Space shuttle revitalization system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Shuttle air revitalization system is discussed. The sequential steps in loop closure are examined and a schematic outline of the regenerative air revitalization system is presented. Carbon dioxide reduction subsystem concepts are compared. Schemes are drawn for: static feedwater electrolysis cell, solid polymer electrolyte water electrolysis cell, air revitalization system, nitrogen generation reactions, nitrogen subsystem staging, vapor compression distillation subsystem, thermoelectric integrated membrane evaporation subsystem, catalytic distillation water reclamation subsystem, and space shuttle solid waste management system.

Quattrone, P. D.

1985-01-01

205

Portable Dental System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Portable dental system provides dental care in isolated communities. System includes a patient's chair and a dentist's stool, an X-ray machine and a power unit, all of which fold into compact packages. A large yellow "pumpkin" is a collapsible compressed air tank. Portable system has been used successfully in South America in out of the way communities with this back-packable system, and in American nursing homes. This product is no longer manufactured.

1980-01-01

206

Microwave Landing System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Microwave Landing Systems (MLS) program is a joint DOT\\/DOD\\/NASA effort to implement a common civil\\/military precision landing system to replace the current Instrument Landing System (ILS). The MLS will be capable of providing precision landing guidance down to Category III minimum while allowing for complex approach paths in both the horizontal and vertical planes. The system is based

Thomas E. Evans

1986-01-01

207

Propulsion system needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The needs of the designer of a solid core nuclear rocket engine are discussed. Some of the topics covered include: (1) a flight thrust module/feed system module assembly; (2) a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR), expander cycle, dual T/P; (3) turbopump operating conditions; (4) typical system parameters; (5) growth capability composite fuel elements; (6) a NTR radiation cooled nozzle extension; (7) a NFS-3B Feed System; and (8) a NTR Integrated Pneumatic-Fluidics Control System.

Gunn, Stanley

1991-01-01

208

Goddard Ground System Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center's work in providing the Ground System Infrastructure to allow for standard interfaces, and allow for a mix of heritage and new components. This software has been used by NASA and other Government users. Telemetry and command services are also provided as are mission planning and scheduling systems. Other areas that the presentation covers are work on trending systems, and data management system.

Liu, Ben

2009-01-01

209

Systems of Equations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project is to help you practice solving systems of equations! Begin by playing a game of Jeopardy. This is for 2 players. You can select easy or hard problems for different point values. USE SCRATCH PAPER! Systems Jeopardy! Next, play some systems basketball. This is also for 2 players and again, you will need to USE SCRATCH PAPER! Systems Hoop Shoot These next 2 links are ...

hbinggeli

2011-01-06

210

CCD digital radiography system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Amorphous silicon flat-panel detector is the mainstream used in digital radiography (DR) system. In latest years, scintillation screen coupled with CCD DR is becoming more popular in hospital. Compared with traditional amorphous silicon DR, CCD-DR has better spatial resolution and has little radiation damage. It is inexpensive and can be operated easily. In this paper, A kind of CCD based DR system is developed. We describe the construction of the system, the system performances and experiment results.

Wang, Yi; Kang, Xi; Li, Yuanjing; Cheng, Jianping; Hou, Yafei; Han, Haiwei

2009-07-01

211

What is Systems Biology?  

PubMed Central

Systems biology is increasingly popular, but to many biologists it remains unclear what this new discipline actually encompasses. This brief personal perspective starts by outlining the asthetic qualities that motivate systems biologists, discusses which activities do not belong to the core of systems biology, and finally explores the crucial link with synthetic biology. It concludes by attempting to define systems biology as the research endeavor that aims at providing the scientific foundation for successful synthetic biology. PMID:21423352

Breitling, Rainer

2010-01-01

212

MPD arcjet system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current status and future prospects of the magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) arcjet system are described. Recent research activities on the chemical rocket and electric propulsion are discussed. The characteristics of various MPD arcjet systems including the Komaba-I system developed by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the Tokyo University are analyzed. The applications of the MPD arcjet system to the satellite test, lunar mission, free flyer test, space station test, and heliospheric exploration are discussed.

Kuriki, K.

1987-01-01

213

Earth System Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Understanding climate requires understanding that Earth is a holistic system of dynamic, interacting components. Furthermore, understanding how the Earth system works is essential for making informed decisions about how to manage, protect, and sustain our planet and its natural resources. This EarthLabs module helps students understand their world as an interconnected living system. Students learn to identify the parts of the Earth system and the processes that connect them, starting locally and gradually expanding their view to regional and global scales.

Bardar, Erin; Haddad, Nick

214

Visual Alert System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A visual alert system resulted from circuitry developed by Applied Cybernetics Systems for Langley as part of a space related telemetry system. James Campman, Applied Cybernetics president, left the company and founded Grace Industries, Inc. to manufacture security devices based on the Langley technology. His visual alert system combines visual and audible alerts for hearing impaired people. The company also manufactures an arson detection device called the electronic nose, and is currently researching additional applications of the NASA technology.

1985-01-01

215

Intelligent Temperature Detecting System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intelligent temperature detecting system has been widely used in military and civil fields. A novel intelligent temperature detecting system based on AT89S52 and DS18B20 is designed and implemented in this paper. The system uses AT89S52 to control the whole temperature detecting system, the detected temperature can be not only displayed in LCM1602 liquid crystal module, but also sent to PC

Jie Li; Qiao Jiang; Xi-ning Yu; Ying Du

2010-01-01

216

Digestive and Circulatory System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are key parts in the Circulatory and Digestive System? First, read the Digestive System Text. After reading the text, write the steps of digestion if you were eating a pizza. Write two interesting facts. Next, read the Text about Circulatory System. Describe what you learned. Write two interesting facts. Next, watch and listen to the Circulatory System Song. Tell me what you liked or did not like about the song. Did it help you ...

Kuenzli, Ms.

2010-03-25

217

Implant identification system.  

PubMed

Osseointegrated oral implantology has become a widespread option of dental care. A universal system of implant identification is required to enable dentists, patients and participating third parties to accurately identify a particular implant and historically record and follow its bio-clinical status. A simple system, based on the existing FDI two-digit tooth identification system is presented. PMID:10858743

Colgan, P J

1999-04-01

218

AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Detection of low concentration of air pollution, like cigarette smoke, cooking fumes, etc. is possible with the combination of an air quality sensor and data acquisition system. In present paper is presented approach for design and implementation of air quality monitoring system based on tin dioxide gas sensor, integrated temperature and humidity sensors, portable modular data acquisition system and graphical

Boyanka Marinova Nikolova; Marin Berov Marinov; Georgi Todorov Nikolov

219

The KLOE trigger system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A double-level trigger system has been developed for the KLOE experiment. Custom electronics asserts a trigger in a 2?s decision time. The decision is based on the combined information of the electromagnetic calorimeter and the drift chamber. The entire trigger system is continuously monitored, and data flowing from the trigger system have allowed both an efficient online monitoring of the

M. Adinolfi; A. Aloisio; F. Ambrosino; A. Andryakov; A. Antonelli; M. Antonelli; F. Anulli; C. Bacci; A. Bankamp; G. Barbiellini; F. Bellini; G. Bencivenni; S. Bertolucci; C. Bini; C. Bloise; V. Bocci; F. Bossi; P. Branchini; S. A. Bulychjov; G. Cabibbo; A. Calcaterra; R. Caloi; P. Campana; G. Capon; G. Carboni; A. Cardini; M. Casarsa; G. Cataldi; F. Ceradini; F. Cervelli; F. Cevenini; G. Chiefari; P. Ciambrone; S. Conetti; S. Conticelli; E. De Lucia; G. De Robertis; R. De Sangro; P. De Simone; G. De Zorzi; S. Dell’Agnello; E. Denig; A. Di Domenico; C. Di Donato; S. Di Falco; A. Doria; E. Drago; V. Elia; O. Erriquez; A. Farilla; G. Felici; A. Ferrari; M. L. Ferrer; G. Finocchiaro; C. Forti; A. Franceschi; P. Franzini; M. L. Gao; C. Gatti; P. Gauzzi; S. Giovannella; V. Golovatyuk; E. Gorini; F. Grancagnolo; W. Grandegger; E. Graziani; P. Guarnaccia; U. v. Hagel; H. G. Han; S. W. Han; X. Huang; M. Incagli; L. Ingrosso; Y. Y. Jang; W. Kim; W. Kluge; V. Kulikov; F. Lacava; G. Lanfranchi; J. Lee-Franzini; F. Lomtadze; C. Luisi; C. S. Mao; M. Martemianov; M. Matsyuk; W. Mei; L. Merola; R. Messi; S. Miscetti; A. Moalem; S. Moccia; M. Moulson; S. Mueller; F. Murtas; M. Napolitano; A. Nedosekin; M. Panareo; L. Pacciani; P. Pagès; M. Palutan; L. Paoluzi; E. Pasqualucci; L. Passalacqua; M. Passaseo; A. Passeri; V. Patera; E. Petrolo; G. Petrucci; D. Picca; G. Pirozzi; C. Pistillo; M. Pollack; L. Pontecorvo; M. Primavera; F. Ruggieri; P. Santangelo; E. Santovetti; G. Saracino; R. D. Schamberger; C. Schwick; B. Sciascia; A. Sciubba; F. Scuri; I. Sfiligoi; J. Shan; P. Silano; T. Spadaro; S. Spagnolo; E. Spiriti; C. Stanescu; G. L. Tong; L. Tortora; E. Valente; P. Valente; B. Valeriani; G. Venanzoni; S. Veneziano; Y. Wu; Y. G. Xie; P. P. Zhao; Y. Zhou

2001-01-01

220

PERMIT COMPLIANCE SYSTEM (PCS)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Permit Compliance System (PCS) is a computerized management information system which contains data on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit-holding facilities. PCS keeps extensive records on more than 65,000 active water-discharge permits on sites loc...

221

WASTEWATER SYSTEMS Henrik Bechmann  

E-print Network

, N. K. (1998). Control of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants using pollutant concentrationMODELLING OF WASTEWATER SYSTEMS Henrik Bechmann Lyngby 1999 ATV Erhvervsforskerprojekt EF 623 IMM. (1999). Grey-box modelling of pollutant loads from a sewer system. UrbanWater, 1(1), 71­78. Paper D

222

WASTEWATER SYSTEMS Henrik Bechmann  

E-print Network

., and Poulsen, N. K. (1998). Control of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants using pollutantMODELLING OF WASTEWATER SYSTEMS Henrik Bechmann Lyngby 1999 ATV Erhvervsforskerprojekt EF 623 IMM., and Poulsen, N. K. (1999). Grey­box modelling of pollutant loads from a sewer system. UrbanWater, 1(1), 71

223

Power System Dynamic Equivalents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a method for determining a simplified equivalent mathematical representation of portions of a power system for transient stability analysis. The method leads to equations that do not correspond directly to a system composed of normal power system components. Conditions under which it is possible to obtain such an equivalent are given, and the results of applying the

Albert Chang; Mahmood Adibi

1970-01-01

224

Desiccant humidity control system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A regenerable sorbent system was investigated for controlling the humidity and carbon dioxide concentration of the space shuttle cabin atmosphere. The sorbents considered for water and carbon dioxide removal were silica gel and molecular sieves. Bed optimization and preliminary system design are discussed along with system optimization studies and weight penalites.

Amazeen, J. (editor)

1973-01-01

225

An Internet accounting system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An Internet accounting system, where transactions are entered on the spot and business data created by transactions are distributed to appropriate staff of the company, becomes more important for companies operating worldwide. The Internet accounting system described in this paper consists of a three-tier structure: Web, application and database servers. The accounting system provides complete accounting functions including general ledger,

Kenji Ohmori

2003-01-01

226

System integration report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several areas that arise from the system integration issue were examined. Intersystem analysis is discussed as it relates to software development, shared data bases and interfaces between TEMPUS and PLAID, shaded graphics rendering systems, object design (BUILD), the TEMPUS animation system, anthropometric lab integration, ongoing TEMPUS support and maintenance, and the impact of UNIX and local workstations on the OSDS environment.

Badler, N. I.; Korein, J. D.; Meyer, C.; Manoochehri, K.; Rovins, J.; Beale, J.; Barr, B.

1985-01-01

227

Hybrid Mechanical Systems  

E-print Network

We discuss hybrid systems in which a mechanical oscillator is coupled to another (microscopic) quantum system, such as trapped atoms or ions, solid-state spin qubits, or superconducting devices. We summarize and compare different coupling schemes and describe first experimental implementations. Hybrid mechanical systems enable new approaches to quantum control of mechanical objects, precision sensing, and quantum information processing.

Philipp Treutlein; Claudiu Genes; Klemens Hammerer; Martino Poggio; Peter Rabl

2015-01-06

228

Environmental data qualification system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Integrated Environmental Data Management System (IEDMS) is a PC-based system that can support environmental investigations from their design stage and throughout the duration of the study. The system integrates data originating from the Sampling and Analysis Plan, field data and analytical findings. The IEDMS automated features include sampling guidance forms, barcoded sample labels and tags, field and analytical forms

O. V. Hester; M. R. Groh

1989-01-01

229

Microelectronics bioinstrumentation systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Microelectronic bioinstrumentation systems to be employed in the Cardiovascular Deconditioning Program were developed. Implantable telemetry systems for long-term monitoring of animals on earth were designed to collect physiological data necessary for the understanding of the mechanisms of cardiovascular deconditioning. In-flight instrumentation systems, microelectronic instruments, and RF powering techniques for other life science experiments in the NASA program were studied.

Ko, W. H.

1977-01-01

230

Information extraction system  

DOEpatents

An information extraction system and methods of operating the system are provided. In particular, an information extraction system for performing meta-extraction of named entities of people, organizations, and locations as well as relationships and events from text documents are described herein.

Lemmond, Tracy D; Hanley, William G; Guensche, Joseph Wendell; Perry, Nathan C; Nitao, John J; Kidwell, Paul Brandon; Boakye, Kofi Agyeman; Glaser, Ron E; Prenger, Ryan James

2014-05-13

231

Astromag data system concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A feasible, top-level data system is defined that could accomplish and support the Astromag Data System functions and interfaces necessary to support the scientific objectives of Astromag. This data system must also be able to function in the environment of the Space Station Freedom Manned Base (SSFMB) and other anticipated NASA elements.

Roos, Darrell; Cheng, Chieh-San; Newsome, Penny; Nath, Nitya

1989-01-01

232

Systems Science and Engineering  

E-print Network

447 Systems Science and Industrial Engineering UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS The bachelor of science with industry. The primary goal is to prepare the industrial and systems engineering bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering and computer science. For details, students should contact the Watson

Suzuki, Masatsugu

233

biological and health systems  

E-print Network

school of biological and health systems engineering annual report #12;biological and health systems graduate 120 2013 research funding research expenditures $4.41M #12;Dear friends and colleagues, I am happy to share with you news and updates about the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona

Shumway, John

234

IDC System Specification Document.  

SciTech Connect

This document contains the system specifications derived to satisfy the system requirements found in the IDC System Requirements Document for the IDC Reengineering Phase 2 project. Revisions Version Date Author/Team Revision Description Authorized by V1.0 12/2014 IDC Reengineering Project Team Initial delivery M. Harris

Clifford, David J.

2014-12-01

235

Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems  

E-print Network

Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems In a technical session at the 2011 NACE conference, Dennis Foderberg of SEH Inc. discussed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) developed by SEH in collaboration System--records data on vehicle behavior that can be analyzed and used as a design input. Design

Minnesota, University of

236

Evaluating Recommender Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recommender systems are considered as an answer to the information overload in a Web environment. Such systems recommend items (movies, music, books, news, web pages, etc.) that the user should be interested in. Collaborative filtering recommender systems have a huge success in commercial applications. The sales in these applications follow a power law distribution. However, with the increase of the

Zied Zaier; Robert Godin; Luc Faucher

2008-01-01

237

Research Profile Embedded Systems  

E-print Network

An embedded system is a flexible, reactive electronic data processing sys- tem, including advanced algorithms with these interacting parts, based on system wide modeling. #12;12 5/565/56 Present situation · Excellent local modeling: automotive, mechatronics, multi-media, settop boxes, traffic, ... · No system wide modeling and design

Franssen, Michael

238

Memory Systems Doug Burger  

E-print Network

Memory Systems Doug Burger University of Wisconsin-Madison A computer's memory system and produces. A perfect memory system is one that can supply immediately any datum that the CPU requests. This ideal memory is not practically implementable, however, as the three factors of memory capacity, speed

Burger, Doug

239

Computer vision systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Still today, the majority of publications in computer vision focuses on component technologies. However, computer vision has reached a level of maturity that allows not only to perform research on individual methods and system components but also to build fully integrated computer vision systems of significant complexity. This opens a number of new problems related to system architecture and integration,

Bernt Schiele; Gerhard Sagerer

2003-01-01

240

Solar System Voyage  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last few decades, the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. After locating our planetary system in the Universe, Brunier describes the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids, and comets. Photographs and

Serge Brunier

2002-01-01

241

IRON file systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commodity file systems trust disks to either work or fail completely, yet modern disks exhibit more complex failure modes. We suggest a new file system, Linux ixt3, showing that techniques such as in-disk checksumming, replication, and parity greatly enhance file system robustness while incurring minimal time and space overheads.

Vijayan Prabhakaran; Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram; Nitin Agrawal; Haryadi S. Gunawi; Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau; Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau

2005-01-01

242

Special Education Resource System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide to the Special Education Resource System (SERS) of the Flour Bluff (Texas) school system contains policies and procedures regarding organization, services, and process of the system. Noted is the SERS purpose of providing information and access to appropriate instructional media and materials for special education personnel. Briefly…

Kampert, George J.

243

Energy Systems Laboratory Groundbreaking  

SciTech Connect

INL recently broke ground for a research facility that will house research programs for bioenergy, advanced battery systems, and new hybrid energy systems that integrate renewable, fossil and nuclear energy sources. Here's video from the groundbreaking ceremony for INL's new Energy Systems Laboratory. You can learn more about CAES research at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Hill, David; Otter, C.L.; Simpson, Mike; Rogers, J.W.

2011-01-01

244

Energy Systems Laboratory Groundbreaking  

ScienceCinema

INL recently broke ground for a research facility that will house research programs for bioenergy, advanced battery systems, and new hybrid energy systems that integrate renewable, fossil and nuclear energy sources. Here's video from the groundbreaking ceremony for INL's new Energy Systems Laboratory. You can learn more about CAES research at http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Hill, David; Otter, C.L.; Simpson, Mike; Rogers, J.W.;

2013-05-28

245

Jupiter System Observer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the scientific philosophy that is guiding the planning behind the Jupiter System Observer (JSO). The JSO would be a long-term platform for studying Jupiter and the complete Jovian system. The goal is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of planetary systems, their formation and evolution.

Senske, Dave; Prockter, Louise

2008-01-01

246

Systems Thinking 1: Introduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Introduction to the concept of a dynamic system. Includes discussion of system and surroundings and system boundaries. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives, Assessment, and Activities.

2012-12-19

247

Lithium battery management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Provided is a system for managing a lithium battery system having a plurality of cells. The battery system comprises a variable-resistance element electrically connected to a cell and located proximate a portion of the cell; and a device for determining, utilizing the variable-resistance element, whether the temperature of the cell has exceeded a predetermined threshold. A method of managing the

Thomas J

2012-01-01

248

Triple 6600 computer system  

Microsoft Academic Search

From VIM computer conference; Montreal, Canada (29 Oct 1973). Design ; and development of a multi-mainframe 6600 based, computer system are presented. ; The system hardware shares a bank of 844 disk packs for data storage and ECS for ; control information. The discussion details the areas of the operating system ; requiring the most extensive modifications. Also, the completely

P. A. Lemke; J. S. Fishburn

1973-01-01

249

Plasma motor generator system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The significant potential advantages of a plasma motor generator system over conventional systems for the generation of electrical power and propulsion for spacecraft in low Earth orbits warrants its further investigation. The two main components of such a system are a long insulated wire and the plasma generating hollow cathodes needed to maintain electrical contact with the ionosphere. Results of

Gerald E. Hite

1987-01-01

250

Responsive polymeric delivery systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the state of the art in a relatively new approach in the field of controlled drug delivery–responsive polymeric drug delivery systems. Such systems are capable of adjusting drug release rates in response to a physiological need. The fundamental principles of externally and self-regulated delivery systems are examined. Special attention is paid to specific clinical settings such as

Joseph Kost; Robert Langer

2001-01-01

251

Systemic Change in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides new tools for thinking about and designing the education system. Four sections, each with its own introduction, follow Charles M. Reigeluth's introductory chapter, "Introduction: The Imperative for Systemic Change." Section 1 describes some theoretical frameworks for understanding the "big ideas" of system design. It includes:…

Reigeluth, Charles M., Ed.; Garfinkle, Robert J., Ed.

252

Configuring elevator systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

To configure an elevator system, one must assemble a collection of components that satisfies both customer demands and safety regulations. Complex interactions among elevator system components complicate the configuration process. Not all components are compatible, and certain combinations will not meet functional or safety requirements. This document describes how a configuration engineer configures elevator systems. It describes what initial information

Gregg R. Yost; Thomas R. Rothenfluh

1996-01-01

253

Photovoltaic solar power systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

An introduction into photovoltaic device theory and design is given to provide a background for discussing applications for solar power system. The potential for using silicon solar cells to provide large amounts of electrical power is shown and a proposed plan for developing solar power systems for a wide range of applications is described. Solar power systems utilized in remote

E. L. Ralph

1974-01-01

254

Smart vehicular transportation systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work builds upon established Sandia intelligent systems technology to develop a unique approach for the integration of intelligent system control into the US Highway and urban transportation systems. The Sandia developed concept of the COPILOT controller integrates a human driver with computer control to increase human performance while reducing reliance on detailed driver attention. This research extends Sandia expertise

C. Q. Little; C. W. Wilson

1997-01-01

255

Geostar's system architectures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geostar is currently constructing a radiodetermination satellite system to provide position fixes and vehicle surveillance services, and has proposed a digital land mobile satellite service to provide data, facsimile and digitized voice services to low cost mobile users. The different system architectures for these two systems, are reviewed.

Lepkowski, Ronald J.

1989-03-01

256

Geostar's system architectures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Geostar is currently constructing a radiodetermination satellite system to provide position fixes and vehicle surveillance services, and has proposed a digital land mobile satellite service to provide data, facsimile and digitized voice services to low cost mobile users. The different system architectures for these two systems, are reviewed.

Lepkowski, Ronald J.

1989-01-01

257

Neptune Aerocapture Systems Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Neptune Aerocapture Systems Analysis is completed to determine the feasibility, bene- fit and risk of an aeroshell aerocapture system for Neptune and to identify technology gaps and technology performance goals. The high fidelity systems analysis is completed by a five center NASA team and includes the following disciplines and analyses: science; mission de- sign; aeroshell configuration screening and definition;

Mary Kae Lockwood

258

Mass Storage Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an overview of the mass storage market and discusses mass storage systems as part of computer networks. Systems for personal computers, workstations, minicomputers, and mainframe computers are described; file servers are explained; system integration issues are raised; and future possibilities are suggested. (LRW)

Ranade, Sanjay; Schraeder, Jeff

1991-01-01

259

Developing Observation Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first three chapters of this booklet describe the utilization of observation as a measurement technique, the types of observation systems available, and the necessary components of an observation system. The second part focuses on the following four commonly used observation systems: 1) primary reading checklist, 2) student affective behavior…

Roberson, E. Wayne

260

Extrasolar Planetary Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discovery of planetary systems around alien stars is an outstanding achievement of recent years. The idea that the Solar System may be representative of planetary systems in the Galaxy in general develops upon the knowledge, current until the last decade of the 20th century, that it is the only object of its kind. Studies of the known planets gave

L. V. Ksanfomaliti

2000-01-01

261

NEP systems model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Various aspects of nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) systems analysis and modeling are discussed. The following specific topics are covered: (1) systems analysis challenges; (2) goals for NEP systems analysis; (3) the Nuclear Propulsion Office approach; and (4) NEP subsystem model development. The discussion is presented in vugraph form.

Gilland, Jim; George, Jeffrey A.

262

Personal Food System Mapping  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personal food system mapping is a practical means to engage community participants and educators in individualized and shared learning about food systems, decisions, and behaviors. Moreover, it is a useful approach for introducing the food system concept, which is somewhat abstract. We developed the approach to capture diversity of personal food…

Wilsey, David; Dover, Sally

2014-01-01

263

Contracting for Telecommunications Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reasons for changing telephone systems at colleges and universities and the preparation and evaluation of requests for proposals (RFP) are discussed. The negotiation and monitoring of the contract are also addressed. It is noted that contracting for a new telecommunications system is extremely complex. Reasons for changing systems include cost…

Brautigam, Arthur W.

1984-01-01

264

No System? No Software!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the computer software cataloging system at the media center of the Washington (Illinois) Center for Continuing Education is essentially a card catalog in notebook form, this article describes aspects of the development and utilization of the system. Major sections describe: (1) software cataloging system terminology; (2) steps for…

Conley, Donna

1989-01-01

265

Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals ENGINEERING  

E-print Network

Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals i SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS January 2001;Systems Engineering Fundamentals Introduction ii #12;Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals iii ............................................................................................................................................. iv PART 1. INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Introduction to Systems Engineering Management

Rhoads, James

266

Superconductor rotor cooling system  

DOEpatents

A system for cooling a superconductor device includes a cryocooler located in a stationary reference frame and a closed circulation system external to the cryocooler. The closed circulation system interfaces the stationary reference frame with a rotating reference frame in which the superconductor device is located. A method of cooling a superconductor device includes locating a cryocooler in a stationary reference frame, and transferring heat from a superconductor device located in a rotating reference frame to the cryocooler through a closed circulation system external to the cryocooler. The closed circulation system interfaces the stationary reference frame with the rotating reference frame.

Gamble, Bruce B. (Wellesley, MA); Sidi-Yekhlef, Ahmed (Framingham, MA); Schwall, Robert E. (Northborough, MA); Driscoll, David I. (South Euclid, OH); Shoykhet, Boris A. (Beachwood, OH)

2002-01-01

267

FRIB cryogenic distribution system  

SciTech Connect

The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

Ganni, Venkatarao [JLAB; Dixon, Kelly D. [JLAB; Laverdure, Nathaniel A. [JLAB; Knudsen, Peter N. [JLAB; Arenius, Dana M. [JLAB; Barrios, Matthew N. [Michigan State; Jones, S. [Michigan State; Johnson, M. [Michigan State; Casagrande, Fabio [Michigan State

2014-01-01

268

Advanced communications satellite systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There is a rapidly growing demand for satellite circuits, particularly for domestic service within the U.S. NASA's current program is aimed at developing the high risk, advanced satellite communications technologies required to significantly increase the capacity of future satellite communications systems. Attention is given to aspects of traffic distribution and service scenario, problems related to effects of rain attenuation, details regarding system configuration, a 30/20 GHz technology development approach, an experimental flight system, the communications payload for the experimental flight system, a typical experiment flight system coverage, and a typical three axis stabilized flight spacecraft.

Sivo, J. N.

1983-01-01

269

Harvard: Systems Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features Systems Research at Harvard University. Projects described on this website focus on distributed computing, sensor networks, file systems, and systems integration. Researchers from the System Group also develop educational resources, including a platform for teaching an Introduction to Computer Sciences course and an instructional operating system. The researchers provide overviews of their projects and related publications are available to download. Past projects include a project that explored methodologies for application-specific benchmarking and a project that proposed a framework for developing Web applications with client-side storage.

270

Photovoltaic roofing tile systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems in architecture is discussed. A PV-solar roofing tile system with polymer concrete base; PV-roofing tile with elastomer frame profiles and aluminum profile frames; contact technique; and solar cell modules measuring technique are described. Field tests at several places were conducted on the solar generator, electric current behavior, battery station, electric installation, power conditioner, solar measuring system with magnetic bubble memory technique, data transmission via telephone modems, and data processing system. The very favorable response to the PV-compact system proves the commercial possibilities of photovoltaic integration in architecture.

Melchior, B.

271

Space nuclear power systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space nuclear power systems are considered for use in those particular spacecraft applications for which nuclear power systems offer unique advantages over solar and/or chemical space power systems. Both isotopic and reactor heated space electrical power units are described in an attempt to illustrate their operating characteristics, spacecraft integration aspects, and factory-to-end of mission operational considerations. The status of technology developments in nuclear power systems is presented. Some projections of those technologies are made to form a basis for the applications of space nuclear power systems to be expected over the next 10-15 years.

Carpenter, R. T.

1972-01-01

272

Positive lubrication system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the development of an autonomous lubrication system for spin bearings, a system was developed to deliver oil to grease-lubricated bearings upon demand. This positive oil delivery system (PLUS) consists of a pressurized reservoir with a built-in solenoid valve that delivers a predictable quantity of oil to the spin bearing through a system of stainless steel tubes. Considerable testing was performed on the PLUS to characterize its performance and verify its effectiveness, along with qualifying it for flight. Additional development is underway that will lead to the fully autonomous active lubrication system.

Smith, Dennis W.; Hooper, Fred L.

1990-01-01

273

Skylab attitude control system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The attitude stabilization and control system for Skylab evolved from an analog controller into a fully digital processing system. Features of this system include a software-determined attitude reference to provide general maneuvering ability, an in-orbit programming capability, the use of large control moment gyros for attitude control, and the use of vehicle maneuvers to desaturate gyro momentum. The objectives, requirements, and implementations of the control system software are described, along with the rationales for certain design decisions and discussion of some system dynamics and actual performance.

Coon, T. R.; Irby, J. E.

1976-01-01

274

Thinking in Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about systems. Learners will use the human body to explore the characteristics of systems. They then choose another system to explore and create a concept map of this system. Finally, they summarize the characteristics of a system. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is lesson 7 in the Astro-Venture Astronomy Unit. The lessons are designed for educators to use in conjunction with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules.

2012-12-06

275

FRIB cryogenic distribution system  

SciTech Connect

The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

Ganni, V.; Dixon, K.; Laverdure, N.; Knudsen, P.; Arenius, D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Barrios, M.; Jones, S.; Johnson, M.; Casagrande, F. [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2014-01-29

276

Benchmarking expert system tools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of its evaluation of new technologies, the Artificial Intelligence Section of the Mission Planning and Analysis Div. at NASA-Johnson has made timing tests of several expert system building tools. Among the production systems tested were Automated Reasoning Tool, several versions of OPS5, and CLIPS (C Language Integrated Production System), an expert system builder developed by the AI section. Also included in the test were a Zetalisp version of the benchmark along with four versions of the benchmark written in Knowledge Engineering Environment, an object oriented, frame based expert system tool. The benchmarks used for testing are studied.

Riley, Gary

1988-01-01

277

Nuclear propulsion systems engineering  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) program of the 1960's and early 1970's was dramatically successful, with no major failures during the entire testing program. This success was due in large part to the successful development of a systems engineering process. Systems engineering, properly implemented, involves all aspects of the system design and operation, and leads to optimization of theentire system: cost, schedule, performance, safety, reliability, function, requirements, etc. The process must be incorporated from the very first and continued to project completion. This paper will discuss major aspects of the NERVA systems engineering effort, and consider the implications for current nuclear propulsion efforts.

Madsen, W.W.; Neuman, J.E.: Van Haaften, D.H.

1992-01-01

278

Nuclear propulsion systems engineering  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) program of the 1960`s and early 1970`s was dramatically successful, with no major failures during the entire testing program. This success was due in large part to the successful development of a systems engineering process. Systems engineering, properly implemented, involves all aspects of the system design and operation, and leads to optimization of theentire system: cost, schedule, performance, safety, reliability, function, requirements, etc. The process must be incorporated from the very first and continued to project completion. This paper will discuss major aspects of the NERVA systems engineering effort, and consider the implications for current nuclear propulsion efforts.

Madsen, W.W.; Neuman, J.E.: Van Haaften, D.H.

1992-12-31

279

Model-Based Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Engineers, who design systems using text specification documents, focus their work upon the completed system to meet Performance, time and budget goals. Consistency and integrity is difficult to maintain within text documents for a single complex system and more difficult to maintain as several systems are combined into higher-level systems, are maintained over decades, and evolve technically and in performance through updates. This system design approach frequently results in major changes during the system integration and test phase, and in time and budget overruns. Engineers who build system specification documents within a model-based systems environment go a step further and aggregate all of the data. They interrelate all of the data to insure consistency and integrity. After the model is constructed, the various system specification documents are prepared, all from the same database. The consistency and integrity of the model is assured, therefore the consistency and integrity of the various specification documents is insured. This article attempts to define model-based systems relative to such an environment. The intent is to expose the complexity of the enabling problem by outlining what is needed, why it is needed and how needs are being addressed by international standards writing teams.

Frisch, Harold P.

2007-01-01

280

Exploration EVA System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In January 2004, the President announced a new Vision for Space Exploration. NASA's Office of Exploration Systems has identified Extravehicular Activity (EVA) as a critical capability for supporting the Vision for Space Exploration. EVA is required for all phases of the Vision, both in-space and planetary. Supporting the human outside the protective environment of the vehicle or habitat and allow ing him/her to perform efficient and effective work requires an integrated EVA "System of systems." The EVA System includes EVA suits, airlocks, tools and mobility aids, and human rovers. At the core of the EVA System is the highly technical EVA suit, which is comprised mainly of a life support system and a pressure/environmental protection garment. The EVA suit, in essence, is a miniature spacecraft, which combines together many different sub-systems such as life support, power, communications, avionics, robotics, pressure systems and thermal systems, into a single autonomous unit. Development of a new EVA suit requires technology advancements similar to those required in the development of a new space vehicle. A majority of the technologies necessary to develop advanced EVA systems are currently at a low Technology Readiness Level of 1-3. This is particularly true for the long-pole technologies of the life support system.

Kearney, Lara

2004-01-01

281

Communication system modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report presents the results of work on communications systems modeling and covers three different areas of modeling. The first of these deals with the modeling of signals in communication systems in the frequency domain and the calculation of spectra for various modulations. These techniques are applied in determining the frequency spectra produced by a unified carrier system, the down-link portion of the Command and Communications System (CCS). The second modeling area covers the modeling of portions of a communication system on a block basis. A detailed analysis and modeling effort based on control theory is presented along with its application to modeling of the automatic frequency control system of an FM transmitter. A third topic discussed is a method for approximate modeling of stiff systems using state variable techniques.

Holland, L. D.; Walsh, J. R., Jr.; Wetherington, R. D.

1971-01-01

282

Space Nuclear Power Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fission power and propulsion systems can enable exciting space exploration missions. These include bases on the moon and Mars; and the exploration, development, and utilization of the solar system. In the near-term, fission surface power systems could provide abundant, constant, cost-effective power anywhere on the surface of the Moon or Mars, independent of available sunlight. Affordable access to Mars, the asteroid belt, or other destinations could be provided by nuclear thermal rockets. In the further term, high performance fission power supplies could enable both extremely high power levels on planetary surfaces and fission electric propulsion vehicles for rapid, efficient cargo and crew transfer. Advanced fission propulsion systems could eventually allow routine access to the entire solar system. Fission systems could also enable the utilization of resources within the solar system.

Houts, Michael G.

2012-01-01

283

Microgravity particle reduction system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) project, sponsored by NASA, is assembling the knowledge required to design, construct, and operate a system which will grow and process higher plants in space for the consumption by crew members of a space station on a long term space mission. The problem of processing dry granular organic materials in microgravity is discussed. For the purpose of research and testing, wheat was chosen as the granular material to be ground into flour. Possible systems which were devised to transport wheat grains into the food processor, mill the wheat into flour, and transport the flour to the food preparation system are described. The systems were analyzed and compared and two satisfactory systems were chosen. Prototypes of the two preferred systems are to be fabricated next semester. They will be tested under simulated microgravity conditions and revised for maximum effectiveness.

Brandon, Vanessa; Joslin, Michelle; Mateo, Lili; Tubbs, Tracey

1988-01-01

284

Space Station information systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The space operations information system is defined and characterized in a wide perspective. Interactive subsets of the total system are defined and discussed. Particular attention is paid to the concept of end-to-end systems and their repetitive population within the total system. High level program goals are reviewed and related to more explicit system requirements and user needs. Emphasis is placed on the utility and cost effectiveness of data system services from a user standpoint. Productivity, as a quantitative goal, in both development and operational phases is also addressed. Critical aspects of the approach to successful development of the data management system are discussed along with recommendations important to advanced development activities. Current and planned activity in both technology and advanced development areas are reviewed with emphasis on their importance to program success.

Swingle, W. L.; Mckay, C. W.

1983-01-01

285

Airborne atmospheric sampling system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The atmospheric sampling system developed for use on board commercial airliners as part of the Global Atmospheric Sampling Program (GASP) is described. The automated air-constituent measuring system is installed in a Boeing 747 airliner below the passenger cabin floor near the nose wheel well. It consists of an air sample flow system, composed of air inlet and pressurization systems, computerized data acquisition and system control units which direct system operation in 15 modes, and commercial instruments significantly modified to measure low levels of atmospheric constituents (ozone, water vapor, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, chlorofluoromethanes, particulates, condensation nuclei, sulfates and nitrates). Flight and meteorological data, including air temperature and altitude, are also recorded. The system is designed for servicing at 14-day intervals, and to require a minimum of aircrew involvement.

Gustafsson, U. R. C.; Perkins, P. J.; Nyland, T. W.; Tiefermann, M. W.; Dudzinski, T. J.

1979-01-01

286

System model of an image stabilization system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI) instrument is part of the remote instruments for the ESA Solar Orbiter (SO), which is scheduled to launch in 2017. PHI captures polarimetric images from the Sun to better understand our nearest star, the Sun. A set of images is acquired with different polarizations, and afterwards is processed to extract the Stokes parameters. As Stokes parameters require the subtraction of the image values, in order to get the desired quality it is necessary to have good contrast in the image and very small displacements between them. As a result an Image Stabilization System (ISS) is required. This paper is focused in the behavior and the main characteristics of this system. This ISS is composed of a camera, a tip-tilt mirror and a control system. The camera is based on a STAR1000 sensor that includes a 10 bits resolution high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). The control system includes a Correlation Tracking (CT) algorithm that determines the necessary corrections. The tip-tilt mirror is moved based on this corrections to minimize the effects of the spacecraft (S/C) drift and jitter with respect to the Sun. Due to its stringent requirements, a system model has been developed in order to verify that the required parameters can be satisfied. The results show that the ISS is feasible, although the margins are very small.

Carmona, Manuel; Gómez, José María.; Roma, David; Casas, Albert; López, Manel; Bosch, José; Herms, Atilà; Sabater, Josep; Volkmer, Reiner; Heidecke, Frank; Maue, Thorsten; Nakai, Eiji; Schmidt, Wolfgang

2014-08-01

287

Business System Planning Project, Preliminary System Design  

SciTech Connect

CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) is currently performing many core business functions including, but not limited to, work control, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, procurement, training, and human resources. Other core business functions are managed by or dependent on Project Hanford Management Contractors including, but not limited to, payroll, benefits and pension administration, inventory control, accounts payable, and records management. In addition, CHG has business relationships with its parent company CH2M HILL, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection and other River Protection Project contractors, government agencies, and vendors. The Business Systems Planning (BSP) Project, under the sponsorship of the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. Chief Information Officer (CIO), have recommended information system solutions that will support CHG business areas. The Preliminary System Design was developed using the recommendations from the Alternatives Analysis, RPP-6499, Rev 0 and will become the design base for any follow-on implementation projects. The Preliminary System Design will present a high-level system design, providing a high-level overview of the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modules and identify internal and external relationships. This document will not define data structures, user interface components (screens, reports, menus, etc.), business rules or processes. These in-depth activities will be accomplished at implementation planning time.

EVOSEVICH, S.

2000-10-30

288

A contemporary view of systems engineering. [definition of system and discussion of systems approach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The concept of a 'system' is defined, and the 'systems approach' is discussed. Four contemporary examples of the systems approach are presented: an operations research project, the planning-programming-budgeting system, an information processing system, and aerospace programs.

Miles, R. F., Jr.

1974-01-01

289

The Planetary Data System Distributed Inventory System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The advent of the World Wide Web (Web) and the ability to easily put data repositories on-line has resulted in a proliferation of digital libraries. The heterogeneity of the underlying systems, the autonomy of the individual sites, and distributed nature of the technology has made both interoperability across the sites and the search for resources within a site major research topics. This article will describe a system that addresses both issues using standard Web protocols and meta-data labels to implement an inventory of on-line resources across a group of sites. The success of this system is strongly dependent on the existence of and adherence to a standards architecture that guides the management of meta-data within participating sites.

Hughes, J. Steven; McMahon, Susan K.

1996-01-01

290

Automated Information System (AIS) Alarm System  

SciTech Connect

The Automated Information Alarm System is a joint effort between Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory to demonstrate and implement, on a small-to-medium sized local area network, an automated system that detects and automatically responds to attacks that use readily available tools and methodologies. The Alarm System will sense or detect, assess, and respond to suspicious activities that may be detrimental to information on the network or to continued operation of the network. The responses will allow stopping, isolating, or ejecting the suspicious activities. The number of sensors, the sensitivity of the sensors, the assessment criteria, and the desired responses may be set by the using organization to meet their local security policies.

Hunteman, W.

1997-05-01

291

Intelligent System Controller for remote systems  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy's Office of Technology Development (OTD) has sponsored the development of the Generic Intelligent System Controller (GISC) for application to the clean up of hazardous waste sites. Of primary interest to the OTD is the development of technologies which result in faster, safer, and cheaper cleanup of hazardous waste sites than possible using conventional approaches. An objective of the GISC development project is to achieve these goals by developing a modular robotics control approach which reduces the time and cost of development by allowing reuse of control system software and uses computer models to improve the safety of remote site cleanup while reducing the time and life cycle costs.

Harrigan, R.W.

1992-01-01

292

Automated biowaste sampling system feces monitoring system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Feces Monitoring System (FMS) Program designed, fabricated, assembled and tested an engineering model waste collector system (WCS) to be used in support of life science and medical experiments related to Shuttle missions. The FMS design was patterned closely after the Shuttle WCS, including: interface provisions; mounting; configuration; and operating procedures. These similarities make it possible to eventually substitute an FMS for the Shuttle WCS of Orbiter. In addition, several advanced waste collection features, including the capability of real-time inertial fecal separation and fecal mass measurement and sampling were incorporated into the FMS design.

Hunt, S. R.; Glanfield, E. J.

1979-01-01

293

Distributed Deliberative Recommender Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is one of most successful applied AI technologies of recent years. Although many CBR systems reason locally on a previous experience base to solve new problems, in this paper we focus on distributed retrieval processes working on a network of collaborating CBR systems. In such systems, each node in a network of CBR agents collaborates, arguments and counterarguments its local results with other nodes to improve the performance of the system's global response. We describe D2ISCO: a framework to design and implement deliberative and collaborative CBR systems that is integrated as a part of jcolibritwo an established framework in the CBR community. We apply D2ISCO to one particular simplified type of CBR systems: recommender systems. We perform a first case study for a collaborative music recommender system and present the results of an experiment of the accuracy of the system results using a fuzzy version of the argumentation system AMAL and a network topology based on a social network. Besides individual recommendation we also discuss how D2ISCO can be used to improve recommendations to groups and we present a second case of study based on the movie recommendation domain with heterogeneous groups according to the group personality composition and a group topology based on a social network.

Recio-García, Juan A.; Díaz-Agudo, Belén; González-Sanz, Sergio; Sanchez, Lara Quijano

294

Intelligent systems engineering methodology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An added challenge for the designers of large scale systems such as Space Station Freedom is the appropriate incorporation of intelligent system technology (artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge-based systems, etc.) into their requirements and design. This presentation will describe a view of systems engineering which successfully addresses several aspects of this complex problem: design of large scale systems, design with requirements that are so complex they only completely unfold during the development of a baseline system and even then continue to evolve throughout the system's life cycle, design that involves the incorporation of new technologies, and design and development that takes place with many players in a distributed manner yet can be easily integrated to meet a single view of the requirements. The first generation of this methodology was developed and evolved jointly by ISX and the Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company over the past five years on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Air Force Pilot's Associate Program, one of the largest, most complex, and most successful intelligent systems constructed to date. As the methodology has evolved it has also been applied successfully to a number of other projects. Some of the lessons learned from this experience may be applicable to Freedom.

Fouse, Scott

1990-01-01

295

The thioredoxin antioxidant system.  

PubMed

The thioredoxin (Trx) system, which is composed of NADPH, thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), and thioredoxin, is a key antioxidant system in defense against oxidative stress through its disulfide reductase activity regulating protein dithiol/disulfide balance. The Trx system provides the electrons to thiol-dependent peroxidases (peroxiredoxins) to remove reactive oxygen and nitrogen species with a fast reaction rate. Trx antioxidant functions are also shown by involvement in DNA and protein repair by reducing ribonucleotide reductase, methionine sulfoxide reductases, and regulating the activity of many redox-sensitive transcription factors. Moreover, Trx systems play critical roles in the immune response, virus infection, and cell death via interaction with thioredoxin-interacting protein. In mammalian cells, the cytosolic and mitochondrial Trx systems, in which TrxRs are high molecular weight selenoenzymes, together with the glutathione-glutaredoxin (Grx) system (NADPH, glutathione reductase, GSH, and Grx) control the cellular redox environment. Recently mammalian thioredoxin and glutathione systems have been found to be able to provide the electrons crossly and to serve as a backup system for each other. In contrast, bacteria TrxRs are low molecular weight enzymes with a structure and reaction mechanism distinct from mammalian TrxR. Many bacterial species possess specific thiol-dependent antioxidant systems, and the significance of the Trx system in the defense against oxidative stress is different. Particularly, the absence of a GSH-Grx system in some pathogenic bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Staphylococcus aureus makes the bacterial Trx system essential for survival under oxidative stress. This provides an opportunity to kill these bacteria by targeting the TrxR-Trx system. PMID:23899494

Lu, Jun; Holmgren, Arne

2014-01-01

296

Systems Integration Challenges for a National Space Launch System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

System Integration was refined through the complexity and early failures experienced in rocket flight. System Integration encompasses many different viewpoints of the system development. System Integration must ensure consistency in development and operations activities. Human Space Flight tends toward large, complex systems. Understanding the system fs operational and use context is the guiding principle for System Integration: (1) Sizeable costs can be driven into systems by not fully understanding context (2). Adhering to the system context throughout the system fs life cycle is essential to maintaining efficient System Integration. System Integration exists within the System Architecture. Beautiful systems are simple in use and operation -- Block upgrades facilitate manageable steps in functionality evolution. Effective System Integration requires a stable system concept. Communication is essential to system simplicity

May, Todd A.

2011-01-01

297

Quality monitored distributed voting system  

DOEpatents

A quality monitoring system can detect certain system faults and fraud attempts in a distributed voting system. The system uses decoy voters to cast predetermined check ballots. Absent check ballots can indicate system faults. Altered check ballots can indicate attempts at counterfeiting votes. The system can also cast check ballots at predetermined times to provide another check on the distributed voting system. 6 figs.

Skogmo, D.

1997-03-18

298

Reproducibility in a multiprocessor system  

DOEpatents

Fixing a problem is usually greatly aided if the problem is reproducible. To ensure reproducibility of a multiprocessor system, the following aspects are proposed; a deterministic system start state, a single system clock, phase alignment of clocks in the system, system-wide synchronization events, reproducible execution of system components, deterministic chip interfaces, zero-impact communication with the system, precise stop of the system and a scan of the system state.

Bellofatto, Ralph A; Chen, Dong; Coteus, Paul W; Eisley, Noel A; Gara, Alan; Gooding, Thomas M; Haring, Rudolf A; Heidelberger, Philip; Kopcsay, Gerard V; Liebsch, Thomas A; Ohmacht, Martin; Reed, Don D; Senger, Robert M; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard; Sugawara, Yutaka

2013-11-26

299

Ethical Expert Systems  

PubMed Central

The title is a double entendre. The discussion approaches expert systems from two directions: “What ethical hazards are created by expert systems in medicine?” and “Would it be ethical to design an expert system for solving problems in bioethics?” Computers present new ethical problems to society, some of which are unprecedented. These can be categorized under several rubrics. The paper describes a rudimentary scheme for understanding ethical issues raised by computers, in general, and medical expert systems, in particular. It focuses on bioethical implications of AI in medicine; explores norms, assumptions and taboos; and highlights certain ethical pitfalls. Principles are elucidated, for building ethically sound systems. Finally, a proposal is discussed, for the design of an expert system for moral problem solving, and the ethical implications of this notion are analyzed.

Victoroff, Michael S.

1985-01-01

300

Ag-Cu System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Ag-Cu System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Ag-Cu system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

301

Bi-Cu System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Bi-Cu System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Bi-Cu system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

302

Bi-Sn System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Bi-Sn system is presented. The information provided for the Bi-Sn System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

303

Toward intelligent information system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA/RECON, the predecessor of DIALOG System, was originally designed as a user friendly system for astronauts, so that they should not miss-operate the machine in spite of tension in the outer space. Since then, DIALOG has endeavoured to develop a series of user friendly systems, such as knowledge index, inbound gateway, as well as Version II. In this so-called end user searching era, DIALOG has released a series of front end systems successively; DIALOG Business Connection, DIALOG Medical Connection and OneSearch in 1986, early and late 1987 respectively. They are all called expert systems. In this paper, the features of each system are described in some detail and the remaining critical issues are also discussed.

Komatsu, Sanzo

304

Idaho Explosives Detection System  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho Explosives Detection System (IEDS) was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks carrying explosives into military bases. A full-scale prototype system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of NaI detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A laptop computer controls the entire system. The control software is easily operable by minimally trained staff. The system was developed to detect explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-minute measurement time. System performance was successfully demonstrated with explosives at the INL in June 2004 and at Andrews Air Force Base in July 2004.

Edward L. Reber; J. Keith Jewell; Larry G. Blackwood; Andrew J. Edwards; Kenneth W. Rohde; Edward H. Seabury

2004-10-01

305

Ag-Bi System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Ag-Bi System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Ag-Bi system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

306

Ag-Sn System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Ag-Sn System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Ag-Sn system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

307

Pb-Sn System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Pb-Sn System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Pb-Sn system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

308

Bi-Pb System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Bi-Pb System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Bi-Pb system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

309

Cu-Sn System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Cu-Sn System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Cu-Sn system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

310

Cu-Pb System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Cu-Pb System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Cu-Pb system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

311

Ag-Pb System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The information provided for the Ag-Pb System consists of five parts: - Diagram: The diagram shows the calculated phase diagram of the system. - Status: The source and status of the analytical description of the Gibbs energies of the phases. - Additional Assessments: Bibliographic information for alternate thermodynamic descriptions. - Invariant Equilibria: Table with the calculated invariant equilibria of the system. The table lists the phases involved in the reaction, phase compositions and reaction temperature. - Phases: Table with the phases of the system. The table lists the crystal structure, common names of the phases and the model used for the thermodynamic description. Thermodynamic databases allow the compact storage of phase equilibria information in the form of Gibbs energy functions for each phase. The thermodynamic description of each phase in the binary system is derived from the assessment of the available phase equilibria and thermochemical data. The calculated phase diagram of the Ag-Pb system is presented.

Kattner, Ursula

2003-01-01

312

Video animation system  

SciTech Connect

A video animation system is being used at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque to record computer generated images directly onto 3/4'' videocassettes. The system serves as a quick turn around process for previewing sequences prior to sending them to a Dicomed film recorder. It is also used when videocassette is appropriate for final output. The video animation system in place at Sandia is described. The system consists of a medium resolution graphics display system, a 3/4'' professional quality videocassette recorder, and a controller that allows single frame recording of computer generated images to be performed under program control. Examples of output produced using this system are presented which will include animated sequences of scientific data produced by DISSPLA programs.

Mareda, J.

1985-01-01

313

Solar System Viewers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains three separate programs that produce animations of different aspects of our solar system. The Solar System Viewer indicates the location of terrestrial planets, gas giants, the asteroid belt, Kuiper Belt and comets in relation to the Sun. This program helps to give a sense of size and location within our solar system. The Other Solar Systems Viewer animates the recent discoveries of planets orbiting other stars. This application gives an animation of how these other solar systems operate. The Satellite Viewer animates the moons of the planets in our solar system to show their names and where they are located around their respective planets. The gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have more than one animation to show the different groups of moons that orbit them. The moons and planets in this animation are to scale to indicate size comparisons.

Mike Ashbury

314

FMIT facility control system  

SciTech Connect

The control system for the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) Facility, under construction at Richland, Washington, uses current techniques in distributed processing to achieve responsiveness, maintainability and reliability. Developmental experience with the system on the FMIT Prototype Accelerator (FPA) being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is described as a function of the system's design goals and details. The functional requirements of the FMIT control system dictated the use of a highly operator-responsive, display-oriented structure, using state-of-the-art console devices for man-machine communications. Further, current technology has allowed the movement of device-dependent tasks into the area traditionally occupied by remote input-output equipment; the system's dual central process computers communicate with remote communications nodes containing microcomputers that are architecturally similar to the top-level machines. The system has been designed to take advantage of commercially available hardware and software.

Suyama, R.M.; Machen, D.R.; Johnson, J.A.

1981-01-01

315

Thermochemical energy systems research  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes research at SERI on heat-pumped thermochemical energy systems and thermochemical reduction of CO/sub 2/ to CO for open-loop solar energy transport. Analysis of the NaOH-H/sub 2/O heat-pumped system indicated cost-effectiveness relative to a hot oil solar system with parabolic trough receivers for production of 0.101 MPa saturated steam. Current work is on definition of high-temperature heat-pumped systems. Future work should be experimental with an objective of small-scale validation of high-temperature heat-pumped systems. The thermochemical CO/sub 2/ reduction is an extremely difficult and long-range research problem. Costs are unknown but are suspected to be high because of system complexity. The CO/sub 2/ reduction research should be de-emphasized.

Nix, R.G.

1983-08-01

316

Closed transfer systems  

SciTech Connect

The handling of concentrated pesticides presents the greatest chance of exposure to the handler. A recent study shows that approximately 90% of the total chemical exposure is to the mixer/loader, while the applicator receives the remaining 10%. A closed transfer system is an excellent way of limiting exposure to the handler. This is especially important when the handler does not wear the personal protective equipment as recommended on the chemical label. There are several types of closed transfer systems commercially available. The vacuum type is safer as compared to a pressure system. If a leak occurs in the vacuum system, air will be pulled in versus chemical squirting out. Many closed transfer systems incorporate pressure rinsing of one-way pesticide containers. This helps reduce the chance of exposure as the rinsate is transferred to the spray tank through the handling system.

Hofman, V. [North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND (United States)

1994-12-31

317

Civil satellite navigation systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of satellite navigation for civil purposes is examined critically to compare the merits and costs of existing and practical satellite systems. Accuracy and range considerations are reviewed, and the basic requirements of radionavigation systems are set forth. Specific data are given regarding coverage area, integration with ground-based systems, monitoring and control, and accuracy. Systems reviewed include 'Starfix,' Inmarsat, EVA Vavsat, and Geostar/Locstar/Omnitracs, and extensive illustrations are provided to demonstrate constellation geometries. When in view, two or three geosynchronous satellites can provide acceptable fixing, and 9 satellites can provide global coverage. It is argued that systems such as 'Starfix' are commercially viable with less than 100 users, and Inmarsat is identified as an effective European civil system.

Blanchard, Walter F.

1991-07-01

318

System analysis of high performance MHD systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of an investigation on the upper ranges of performance that an MHD power plant using advanced technology assumptions might achieve and a parametric study on the key variables affecting this high performance. To simulate a high performance MHD power plant and conduct a parametric study, the Systems Analysis Language Translator (SALT) code developed at Argonne

S. L. Chang; G. F. Berry; N. Hu

1988-01-01

319

Geoscience laser altimeter system - stellar reference system  

SciTech Connect

GLAS is an EOS space-based laser altimeter being developed to profile the height of the Earth's ice sheets with {approx}15 cm single shot accuracy from space under NASA's Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE). The primary science goal of GLAS is to determine if the ice sheets are increasing or diminishing for climate change modeling. This is achieved by measuring the ice sheet heights over Greenland and Antarctica to 1.5 cm/yr over 100 kmx100 km areas by crossover analysis (Zwally 1994). This measurement performance requires the instrument to determine the pointing of the laser beam to {approx}5 urad (1 arcsecond), 1-sigma, with respect to the inertial reference frame. The GLAS design incorporates a stellar reference system (SRS) to relate the laser beam pointing angle to the star field with this accuracy. This is the first time a spaceborne laser altimeter is measuring pointing to such high accuracy. The design for the stellar reference system combines an attitude determination system (ADS) with a laser reference system (LRS) to meet this requirement. The SRS approach and expected performance are described in this paper.

Millar, Pamela S.; Sirota, J. Marcos [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laser Remote Sensing Branch, Code 924, Greenbelt, Maryland, 20771 (United States); University of Maryland at Baltimore County, 5401 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, Maryland, 21228-5398 (United States)

1998-01-15

320

Solar System: Formation of Our Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Science Object is the fourth of four Science Objects in the Solar System SciPack. It explores the hypothesis that the solar system coalesced out of a giant cloud of gas and debris left in the wake of exploding stars about five billion years ago. Everything in and on the earth, including living organisms, is made of the material from this cloud. As Earth and the other planets formed, the heavier elements fell to their centers. On planets closer to the Sun (the inner planets), the lightest elements and their compounds were mostly blown or boiled away by radiation from the newly formed sun. However, on the outer planets, the lighter substances still surround them as deep atmospheres of gas or as frozen solid layers. Learning Outcomes:� Provide the basic story line of how the solar system may have formed from the debris of exploding stars. � Relate the different characteristics and features of the planets to their different distances from the sun.� Explain some of the methods scientists have used to learn about the formation and evolution of the solar system.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2006-11-01

321

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution System  

E-print Network

it is sprayed onto the soil surface. How- ever, state regulations require that each system be designed to handle the most amount of wastewater expected from that household or business, and to be able to handle it during the Bruce Lesikar Professor...

Lesikar, Bruce J.

2008-10-23

322

Systems Concepts Effectively Taught Using Systems Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes two lessons within the authors' education module entitled, Ecological Networks, that successfully teaches introductory systems content to middle and high school students. To catch students' attention when teaching these new concepts, they decided to use a network that was familiar and fun for students--a cell-phone…

Ludwig, Claudia; Baliga, Nitin S.

2008-01-01

323

Multidimensional constant linear systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A continuous resp. discrete r-dimensional (r=1) system is the solution space of a system of linear partial differential resp. difference equations with constant coefficients for a vector of functions or distributions in r variables resp. of r-fold indexed sequences. Although such linear systems, both multidimensional and multivariable, have been used and studied in analysis and algebra for a long time,

Ulrich Oberst

1990-01-01

324

Building Hydroponic Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Welcome!  "Buildling Hydroponic Systems"  in an educational project being developed by the Waters Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brian Waters has developed a system that can be used by researchers and educators to experiment with the uses of hydroponic systems. Please join this community for updates as new learning materials become available.  This site has been developed through grant funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

325

Distributed Computerized Catalog System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

DarkStar Distributed Catalog System describes arbitrary data objects in unified manner, providing end users with versatile, yet simple search mechanism for locating and identifying objects. Provides built-in generic and dynamic graphical user interfaces. Design of system avoids some of problems of standard DBMS, and system provides more flexibility than do conventional relational data bases, or object-oriented data bases. Data-collection lattice partly hierarchical representation of relationships among collections, subcollections, and data objects.

Borgen, Richard L.; Wagner, David A.

1995-01-01

326

Water Purification Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A water purification/recycling system developed by Photo-Catalytics, Inc. (PCI) for NASA is commercially available. The system cleanses and recycles water, using a "photo-catalysis" process in which light or radiant energy sparks a chemical reaction. Chemically stable semiconductor powders are added to organically polluted water. The powder absorbs ultraviolet light, and pollutants are oxidized and converted to carbon dioxide. Potential markets for the system include research and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications, as well as microchip manufacture and wastewater cleansing.

1992-01-01

327

Control Systems & LEED  

SciTech Connect

This article discusses the LEED guidelines (2009 v3), and corresponding points, that can only be attained using control systems for lighting, HVAC, and/or the entire building. Integrating and centralizing control systems allows for better building management, energy savings and can potentially award 29 points towards certification across the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, and Indoor Air Quality. In closing, potential energy savings are highlighted and the overall market potential for control systems are summarized.

Cooperman, Alissa; Dieckmann, John; Brodrick, James

2012-06-01

328

Firefly system concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 'Firefly' project has developed and implemented an infrared (IR) remote sensing prototype system based on the concept presented. The Firefly system produces images through smoke that will provide near real-time wildland fire information for fire management and suppression. The prototype will be tested through the 1991 fire season. Results of the testing will be incorporated into the final system design for operational use at the end of 1992.

Nichols, J. D.

1991-01-01

329

Vision Systems Design  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vision Systems Design is a magazine that provides comprehensive information and analyses about "machine-vision and imaging components, boards, assemblies, software, and systems." Its online version is free and has many Web-exclusive features available. For example, Back to Basics is a series of technical articles about a certain topic; the February 2003 issue has articles on FireWire interfaces, infrared systems used to increase vehicle safety, and much more. Technology news and industry trends are also provided online.

2003-01-01

330

Multipurpose Hyperspectral Imaging System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A hyperspectral imaging system of high spectral and spatial resolution that incorporates several innovative features has been developed to incorporate a focal plane scanner (U.S. Patent 6,166,373). This feature enables the system to be used for both airborne/spaceborne and laboratory hyperspectral imaging with or without relative movement of the imaging system, and it can be used to scan a target of any size as long as the target can be imaged at the focal plane; for example, automated inspection of food items and identification of single-celled organisms. The spectral resolution of this system is greater than that of prior terrestrial multispectral imaging systems. Moreover, unlike prior high-spectral resolution airborne and spaceborne hyperspectral imaging systems, this system does not rely on relative movement of the target and the imaging system to sweep an imaging line across a scene. This compact system (see figure) consists of a front objective mounted at a translation stage with a motorized actuator, and a line-slit imaging spectrograph mounted within a rotary assembly with a rear adaptor to a charged-coupled-device (CCD) camera. Push-broom scanning is carried out by the motorized actuator which can be controlled either manually by an operator or automatically by a computer to drive the line-slit across an image at a focal plane of the front objective. To reduce the cost, the system has been designed to integrate as many as possible off-the-shelf components including the CCD camera and spectrograph. The system has achieved high spectral and spatial resolutions by using a high-quality CCD camera, spectrograph, and front objective lens. Fixtures for attachment of the system to a microscope (U.S. Patent 6,495,818 B1) make it possible to acquire multispectral images of single cells and other microscopic objects.

Mao, Chengye; Smith, David; Lanoue, Mark A.; Poole, Gavin H.; Heitschmidt, Jerry; Martinez, Luis; Windham, William A.; Lawrence, Kurt C.; Park, Bosoon

2005-01-01

331

Microgrid Energy Management System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While key infrastructures that were not working as a result of the August 14, 2003 blackout were widely publicized, the systems that remained operational received less notice. An item of interest that has implications for better future control of the power grid is a January 2003 document from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The report outlines new concepts for advanced Energy Management Systems for a condensed area of electrical load. The resulting interaction between these "microgrids" and the interconnecting distribution system is also discussed.

Kirby, B. J.; Kueck, J. D.; Labinov, S. D.; Staunton, S. D.

2003-01-01

332

Closed-Loop Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers' Domain presents this interactive lesson on closed-loop systems, which includes an animation that describes the typical components of a closed-loop system (error detector, controller, actuator, and measurement device), and describes the input and output signals for each component. The interactive lesson includes three sections: introduction, system overview, and adjustment scenarios. The activity includes 18 screens with reading materials as well as a supplemental background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment from Teachers' Domain.

2010-10-11

333

Frequency domain measurement systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Stable frequency sources and signal processing blocks were characterized by their noise spectra, both discrete and random, in the frequency domain. Conventional measures are outlined, and systems for performing the measurements are described. Broad coverage of system configurations which were found useful is given. Their functioning and areas of application are discussed briefly. Particular attention is given to some of the potential error sources in the measurement procedures, system configurations, double-balanced-mixer-phase-detectors, and application of measuring instruments.

Eischer, M. C.

1978-01-01

334

Millimeter radiometer system technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

JPL has had a large amount of experience with spaceborne microwave/millimeter wave radiometers for remote sensing. All of the instruments use filled aperture antenna systems from 5 cm diameter for the microwave Sounder Units (MSU), 16 m for the microwave limb sounder (MLS) to 20 m for the large deployable reflector (LDR). The advantages of filled aperture antenna systems are presented. The requirements of the 10 m Geoplat antenna system, 10 m multified antenna, and the MLS are briefly discussed.

Wilson, W. J.; Swanson, P. N.

1989-01-01

335

Radiology systems architecture.  

PubMed

This article focuses on the software requirements for enterprise integration in radiology. The needs of a future radiology systems architecture are examined, both at a concrete functional level and at an abstract system-properties level. A component-based approach to software development is described and is validated in the context of each of the abstract system requirements for future radiology computing environments. PMID:8657878

Deibel, S R; Greenes, R A

1996-05-01

336

Energy Recovery System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cogeneration system is one in which the energy ordinarily wasted in an industrial process is recovered and reused to create a second form of energy. Such an energy recovery system is in use at Crane Company's plant in Ferguson, KY, which manufactures ceramic bathroom fixtures. Crane's system captures hot stack gases from the company's four ceramic kilns and uses them to produce electrical power for plant operations.

1983-01-01

337

Evolvable Neural Software System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Evolvable Neural Software System (ENSS) is composed of sets of Neural Basis Functions (NBFs), which can be totally autonomously created and removed according to the changing needs and requirements of the software system. The resulting structure is both hierarchical and self-similar in that a given set of NBFs may have a ruler NBF, which in turn communicates with other sets of NBFs. These sets of NBFs may function as nodes to a ruler node, which are also NBF constructs. In this manner, the synthetic neural system can exhibit the complexity, three-dimensional connectivity, and adaptability of biological neural systems. An added advantage of ENSS over a natural neural system is its ability to modify its core genetic code in response to environmental changes as reflected in needs and requirements. The neural system is fully adaptive and evolvable and is trainable before release. It continues to rewire itself while on the job. The NBF is a unique, bilevel intelligence neural system composed of a higher-level heuristic neural system (HNS) and a lower-level, autonomic neural system (ANS). Taken together, the HNS and the ANS give each NBF the complete capabilities of a biological neural system to match sensory inputs to actions. Another feature of the NBF is the Evolvable Neural Interface (ENI), which links the HNS and ANS. The ENI solves the interface problem between these two systems by actively adapting and evolving from a primitive initial state (a Neural Thread) to a complicated, operational ENI and successfully adapting to a training sequence of sensory input. This simulates the adaptation of a biological neural system in a developmental phase. Within the greater multi-NBF and multi-node ENSS, self-similar ENI s provide the basis for inter-NBF and inter-node connectivity.

Curtis, Steven A.

2009-01-01

338

Heat Pipe Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Solar Fundamentals, Inc.'s hot water system employs space-derived heat pipe technology. It is used by a meat packing plant to heat water for cleaning processing machinery. Unit is complete system with water heater, hot water storage, electrical controls and auxiliary components. Other than fans and a circulating pump, there are no moving parts. System's unique design eliminates problems of balancing, leaking, corroding, and freezing.

1988-01-01

339

Locomotive energy recovery system  

SciTech Connect

An energy recovery system for a diesel electric locomotive is disclosed. The energy recovery system captures and stores the waste heat generated by the diesel engine of the diesel electric locomotive for use at a remote location at a later time. The energy recovery system also converts the electricity generated by the diesel electric locomotive during dynamic braking into heat, and captures and stores this heat for use at a remote location at a later time.

Williams, T.J.

1982-08-03

340

Kestrel balloon launch system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kestrel is a high-altitude, Helium-gas-filled-balloon system used to launch scientific payloads in winds up to 20 knots, from small platforms or ships, anywhere over land or water, with a minimal crew and be able to hold in standby conditions. Its major components consist of two balloons (a tow balloon and a main balloon), the main deployment system, helium measurement system,

1991-01-01

341

Steam System Data Management  

E-print Network

? Fabrication Training (Six Year Training) ? Welding Certifications ?Retired From Chevron After 25 Years ? Established A Steam System Program ? Planner For Routine Maintenance Work ? Planner For Steam System Improvements ? Wal-Tech Valve, Inc. ? Purchased... From Chevron After 32Years ? Established A Steam System Program ? Long Range Planner For Routine And Project Work ? Planner For Outage Work ?Major Contributor For Establishing A Planning Process For The Refinery. ? Teacher for New Planners...

Roberts, D.

2013-01-01

342

Plasmatron-catalyst system  

DOEpatents

A plasmatron-catalyst system. The system generates hydrogen-rich gas and comprises a plasmatron and at least one catalyst for receiving an output from the plasmatron to produce hydrogen-rich gas. In a preferred embodiment, the plasmatron receives as an input air, fuel and water/steam for use in the reforming process. The system increases the hydrogen yield and decreases the amount of carbon monoxide.

Bromberg, Leslie (Sharon, MA); Cohn, Daniel R. (Chestnut Hill, MA); Rabinovich, Alexander (Swampscott, MA); Alexeev, Nikolai (Moscow, RU)

2007-10-09

343

Remote terminal system evaluation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An Earth Resources Data Processing System was developed to evaluate the system for training, technology transfer, and data processing. In addition to the five sites included in this project two other sites were connected to the system under separate agreements. The experience of these two sites is discussed. The results of the remote terminal project are documented in seven reports: one from each of the five project sites, Purdue University, and an overview report summarizing the other six reports.

Phillips, T. L.; Grams, H. L.; Lindenlaub, J. C.; Schwingendorf, S. K.; Swain, P. H.; Simmons, W. R.

1975-01-01

344

Build a Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for their model. Once learners have their scaled measurements (diameters and distances), then they can walk and "pace out" the solar system by marking sticks or flags in the ground. Learners can also build a solar system on a roll of toilet paper or receipt paper.

Hipschman, Ron

1997-01-01

345

Video Editing System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a proposal for a general use system based, on the SGI IRIS workstation platform, for recording computer animation to videotape. In addition, this system would provide features for simple editing and enhancement. Described here are a list of requirements for the system, and a proposed configuration including the SGI VideoLab Integrator, VideoMedia VLAN animation controller and the Pioneer rewritable laserdisc recorder.

Schlecht, Leslie E.; Kutler, Paul (Technical Monitor)

1998-01-01

346

Distribution system grounding fundamentals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is an overview of the various relationships between neutral currents, ground currents, electrode impedances, and voltage potentials that are encountered in the operation of multi-grounded wye distribution systems. This system continuation is the most commonly used configuration among U.S. domestic utilities. Voltages range from 4.16\\/2.4 kV to 34.5\\/19.9 kV. The most common system voltages are 15- and 25-kV

EDWARD S. THOMAS; JOHN B. DAGENHART; RICHARD A. BARBER; ALLEN L. CLAPP

2005-01-01

347

INCO shuttle communication system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In a previous work we have defined a general architectural model for autonomous systems, which can be mapped easily to describe the functions of any automated system (SDAG-86-01). In this note, we use the model to describe the Shuttle communication system. First we briefly review the architecture, then we present the environment of our application, and finally we detail the specific function for each functional block of the architecture for that environment.

Dikshit, Piyush; Guimaraes, Katia; Ramamurthy, Maya; Agrawala, Ashok K.; Larsen, Ronald L.

1989-01-01

348

[Medical expert systems].  

PubMed

Expert systems are software systems that can successfully compare to human experts. Their purpose is mostly advisory. Besides, they give explanation and advice to human experts when performing certain tasks. They are intelligent information systems, and are capable to explain and justify their conclusions. Knowledge systems are smaller software systems, and are usually less successful than human experts. Main reasons for expert systems development in medicine are: need for justification of decisions, need for enhancing performances in many uncertain relations; need for explaining of decision making process etc. One of the reasons of developing knowledge-based systems was that conventional statistic formalisms have not provided satisfactory solutions in medical decision making (MDM). Also, today, the relations between cases and conclusions are not universally valid. So, few causes can provide the same conclusion. Besides, data are not necessarily absolutely accurate. The area of applying expert systems is very wide: diagnosis, prognosis, self-education, directing etc. Basic structure of expert system consists of: knowledge, data base, inferring mechanism, explaining mechanism and user-interface. Though, expert systems also have certain bad features: primarily, they are not physicians i.e. they can not examine a patient. Furthermore, expert system that is good for one certain area is often not good for another one. There are some cases, when these systems can confuse a physician and make him to make a wrong decision. This occurs very often in two specific cases: when the clinical situation is urgent; and when accuracy of clinical information is not definite. PMID:9601753

Masi?, I; Ridanovi?, Z; Pandza, H

1995-01-01

349

Room access monitoring system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a room access monitoring system, which integrates computer and microcontroller MOTOROLA MC68HC11A8. Assembly language is used to program the microcontroller and Visual Basic 6 (VB) is used to develop the monitoring system. The monitoring system is divided into server side program (Eyewatch) and client side program. The server side program informs the user about the door status

R. K. Z. Sahbudin; Lee Choong Hooi; Tan Chin Guan; Ling Siong Liet

2003-01-01

350

Multibody systems handbook  

SciTech Connect

Dynamics of multibody systems is of importance in the fields of robotics, biomechanics, spacecraft control, road and rail vehicle design, and dynamics of machinery. Many research problems have been solved and a considerable number of computer codes based on multibody formalisms is now available. This book reports on software systems for multibody system dynamics which are established and have found acceptance in the users community.

Schiehlen, W. (Univ. Stuttgart (DE))

1990-01-01

351

Precision displacement reference system  

DOEpatents

A precision displacement reference system is described, which enables real time accountability over the applied displacement feedback system to precision machine tools, positioning mechanisms, motion devices, and related operations. As independent measurements of tool location is taken by a displacement feedback system, a rotating reference disk compares feedback counts with performed motion. These measurements are compared to characterize and analyze real time mechanical and control performance during operation.

Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Dubois, Robert R. (Albuquerque, NM); Strother, Jerry D. (Edgewood, NM)

2000-02-22

352

The Digestive System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the prime structures and functions of the digestive system ? First, take a look at Structures and Functions of Digestive System and answer these questions on the handout given. Name 10 main structures of the digestive system. For each 10 structures, name the functions of each structure. Next,examine the Description of the Digestion pathway process. Answer the questions below on the back of the same handout as the first questions: What is ...

Daniel

2010-03-25

353

Amos World Testing System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AmosWorld Testing System is developed by Orley M. Amos, Jr., Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. The testing system allows users to retrieve up to ten multiple choice questions on various economics topics. Among the topics covered are scarcity, business cycles, GDP, money and unemployment. After the users have answered the multiple choice questions, the testing system will notify the users which of the questions were answered correctly. The site does not provide the correct answer for incorrect choices, however.

Amos, Orley M., 1954-.

1997-01-01

354

Systems Engineering Handbook Foreword ................................ ................................ ................................ ............................ ix  

E-print Network

NASA Systems Engineering Handbook SP-610S June 1995 #12;Contents Foreword ................................ ................................ ................................ .... 1 Fundamentals of System Engineering ................................ ............................ 3 Definition of Systems Engineering

Rhoads, James

355

Institute of Environmental Systems Research  

E-print Network

..................................................................................................... 13 2.3 Systems Science Colloquium.......................................................................................................... 18 3.1.1 Applied Systems Science.............................................................................. 24 3.1.3 Theoretical Systems Science

Kallenrode, May-Britt

356

SSME Post Test Diagnostic System: Systems Section  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An assessment of engine and component health is routinely made after each test firing or flight firing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). Currently, this health assessment is done by teams of engineers who manually review sensor data, performance data, and engine and component operating histories. Based on review of information from these various sources, an evaluation is made as to the health of each component of the SSME and the preparedness of the engine for another test or flight. The objective of this project - the SSME Post Test Diagnostic System (PTDS) - is to develop a computer program which automates the analysis of test data from the SSME in order to detect and diagnose anomalies. This report primarily covers work on the Systems Section of the PTDS, which automates the analyses performed by the systems/performance group at the Propulsion Branch of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). This group is responsible for assessing the overall health and performance of the engine, and detecting and diagnosing anomalies which involve multiple components (other groups are responsible for analyzing the behavior of specific components). The PTDS utilizes several advanced software technologies to perform its analyses. Raw test data is analyzed using signal processing routines which detect features in the data, such as spikes, shifts, peaks, and drifts. Component analyses are performed by expert systems, which use 'rules-of-thumb' obtained from interviews with the MSFC data analysts to detect and diagnose anomalies. The systems analysis is performed using case-based reasoning. Results of all analyses are stored in a relational database and displayed via an X-window-based graphical user interface which provides ranked lists of anomalies and observations by engine component, along with supporting data plots for each.

Bickmore, Timothy

1995-01-01

357

MASTER TELEVISION ANTENNA SYSTEM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE FURNISHING AND INSTALLATION OF TELEVISION MASTER ANTENNA SYSTEMS FOR SECONDARY AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE GIVEN. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS, EQUIPMENT, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, AND FUNCTIONS ARE DESCRIBED. (MS)

Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.

358

Automated reasoning system ITP  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a system designed to provide a portable environment for the study of automated reasoning. The system is built on the LMA automated reasoning subroutine package. This program is not part of LMA itself but illustrates the level of inference-based system that can be constructed from the LMA package of tools. It is a clause-based reasoning system supporting a wide variety of techniques which have proven valuable over the years in a long-running automated deduction research project. In addition, it is designed to present a convenient, interactive interface to its user.

Lusk, E.L.; Overbeek, R.A.

1984-04-01

359

Multidisciplinary System Reliability Analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this study is to develop a new methodology for estimating the reliability of engineering systems that encompass multiple disciplines. The methodology is formulated in the context of the NESSUS probabilistic structural analysis code, developed under the leadership of NASA Glenn Research Center. The NESSUS code has been successfully applied to the reliability estimation of a variety of structural engineering systems. This study examines whether the features of NESSUS could be used to investigate the reliability of systems in other disciplines such as heat transfer, fluid mechanics, electrical circuits etc., without considerable programming effort specific to each discipline. In this study, the mechanical equivalence between system behavior models in different disciplines are investigated to achieve this objective. A new methodology is presented for the analysis of heat transfer, fluid flow, and electrical circuit problems using the structural analysis routines within NESSUS, by utilizing the equivalence between the computational quantities in different disciplines. This technique is integrated with the fast probability integration and system reliability techniques within the NESSUS code, to successfully compute the system reliability of multidisciplinary systems. Traditional as well as progressive failure analysis methods for system reliability estimation are demonstrated, through a numerical example of a heat exchanger system involving failure modes in structural, heat transfer and fluid flow disciplines.

Mahadevan, Sankaran; Han, Song; Chamis, Christos C. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

360

Food Service System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 3M Food Service System 2 employs a "cook/chill" concept for serving food in hospitals. The system allows staff to prepare food well in advance, maintain heat, visual appeal and nutritional value as well as reducing operating costs. The integral heating method, which keeps hot foods hot and cold foods cold, was developed by 3M for the Apollo Program. In the 1970s, the company commercialized the original system and in 1991, introduced Food Service System 2. Dishes are designed to resemble those used at home, and patient satisfaction has been high.

1992-01-01

361

Next generation CAT system  

E-print Network

Two novel techniques for future CAT system are presented. Transmission descattering is a singleshot method to differentiate unscattered and scattered components of light transmission through a scattering material. ...

Kim, Jaewon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01

362

Developing Data System Engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the early days of general computer systems for science data processing, staff members working on NASA's data systems would most often be hired as mathematicians. Computer engineering was very often filled by those with electrical engineering degrees. Today, the Goddard Space Flight Center has special position descriptions for data scientists or as they are more commonly called: data systems engineers. These staff members are required to have very diverse skills, hence the need for a generalized position description. There is always a need for data systems engineers to develop, maintain and operate the complex data systems for Earth and space science missions. Today's data systems engineers however are not just mathematicians, they are computer programmers, GIS experts, software engineers, visualization experts, etc... They represent many different degree fields. To put together distributed systems like the NASA Earth Observing Data and Information System (EOSDIS), staff are required from many different fields. Sometimes, the skilled professional is not available and must be developed in-house. This paper will address the various skills and jobs for data systems engineers at NASA. Further it explores how to develop staff to become data scientists.

Behnke, J.; Byrnes, J. B.; Kobler, B.

2011-12-01

363

The Epicure Control System  

SciTech Connect

The Epicure Control System supports the Fermilab fixed target physics program. The system is distributed across a network of many different types of components. The use of multiple layers on interfaces for communication between logical tasks fits the client-server model. Physical devices are read and controlled using symbolic references entered into a database with an editor utility. The database system consists of a central portion containing all device information and optimized portions distributed among many nodes. Updates to the database are available throughout the system within minutes after being requested.

Dambik, E.; Kline, D.; West, R.

1993-09-01

364

Probabilistic simple splicing systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A splicing system, one of the early theoretical models for DNA computing was introduced by Head in 1987. Splicing systems are based on the splicing operation which, informally, cuts two strings of DNA molecules at the specific recognition sites and attaches the prefix of the first string to the suffix of the second string, and the prefix of the second string to the suffix of the first string, thus yielding the new strings. For a specific type of splicing systems, namely the simple splicing systems, the recognition sites are the same for both strings of DNA molecules. It is known that splicing systems with finite sets of axioms and splicing rules only generate regular languages. Hence, different types of restrictions have been considered for splicing systems in order to increase their computational power. Recently, probabilistic splicing systems have been introduced where the probabilities are initially associated with the axioms, and the probabilities of the generated strings are computed from the probabilities of the initial strings. In this paper, some properties of probabilistic simple splicing systems are investigated. We prove that probabilistic simple splicing systems can also increase the computational power of the splicing languages generated.

Selvarajoo, Mathuri; Heng, Fong Wan; Sarmin, Nor Haniza; Turaev, Sherzod

2014-06-01

365

Power Systems Decentralized Optimization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper's aim is to explore both active and reactive power losses minimization and voltage stability by a decentralized strategy. The approach assumes that the grid is split into sub-systems; each sub-system is in charge of its own optimal solution using equivalents for the neighbors, so that information exchange is not required. Schedule interchanges among sub-systems have been added as constraints into the optimal formulation. Once the individual solutions are available, the corresponding settings are allocated to the corresponding equipment and a full power flow study is carried out to assure the steady-state preservation. Results are exhibited on two test power systems.

Ramirez, Juan M.; Vargas-Marín, Javier; Correa-Gutiérrez, Rosa E.

2014-12-01

366

Safety system status monitoring  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory has studied the safety aspects of monitoring the preoperational status of safety systems in nuclear power plants. The goals of the study were to assess for the NRC the effectiveness of current monitoring systems and procedures, to develop near-term guidelines for reducing human errors associated with monitoring safety system status, and to recommend a regulatory position on this issue. A review of safety system status monitoring practices indicated that current systems and procedures do not adequately aid control room operators in monitoring safety system status. This is true even of some systems and procedures installed to meet existing regulatory guidelines (Regulatory Guide 1.47). In consequence, this report suggests acceptance criteria for meeting the functional requirements of an adequate system for monitoring safety system status. Also suggested are near-term guidelines that could reduce the likelihood of human errors in specific, high-priority status monitoring tasks. It is recommended that (1) Regulatory Guide 1.47 be revised to address these acceptance criteria, and (2) the revised Regulatory Guide 1.47 be applied to all plants, including those built since the issuance of the original Regulatory Guide.

Lewis, J.R.; Morgenstern, M.H.; Rideout, T.H.; Cowley, P.J.

1984-03-01

367

Drive System Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of the NASA Glenn Research Center Drive Systems Research will be presented. The primary purpose of this research is to improve performance, reliability, and integrity of aerospace drive systems and space mechanisms. The research is conducted through a combination of in-house, academia, and through contractors. Research is conducted through computer code development and validated through component and system testing. The drive system activity currently has four major thrust areas including: thermal behavior of high speed gearing, health and usage monitoring, advanced components, and space mechanisms.

Handschuh, Robert F.

2007-01-01

368

Microelectronic bioinstrumentation systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The possibility of using RF fields to power biologically implanted transmitters used in biomedical experiments was investigated. This approach would be especially useful when animal subjects are strapped in chairs or confined in cages. A telemetry system using an external source of energy has the additional advantage of not being limited in operation by battery lifetime and can therefore operate for virtually infinite lengths of time. A description of a system based on this principle is given. Progress in the development of battery-driven transmitters is also reported, including an ingestible temperature telemetry system and a resistance-to-pulse frequency convertor for implantable temperature telemetry systems.

Ko, W. H.; Hynecek, J.

1975-01-01

369

Security System Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

C Language Integration Production System (CLIPS), a NASA-developed expert systems program, has enabled a security systems manufacturer to design a new generation of hardware. C.CURESystem 1 Plus, manufactured by Software House, is a software based system that is used with a variety of access control hardware at installations around the world. Users can manage large amounts of information, solve unique security problems and control entry and time scheduling. CLIPS acts as an information management tool when accessed by C.CURESystem 1 Plus. It asks questions about the hardware and when given the answer, recommends possible quick solutions by non-expert persons.

1993-01-01

370

Intelligent flight control systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The capabilities of flight control systems can be enhanced by designing them to emulate functions of natural intelligence. Intelligent control functions fall in three categories. Declarative actions involve decision-making, providing models for system monitoring, goal planning, and system/scenario identification. Procedural actions concern skilled behavior and have parallels in guidance, navigation, and adaptation. Reflexive actions are spontaneous, inner-loop responses for control and estimation. Intelligent flight control systems learn knowledge of the aircraft and its mission and adapt to changes in the flight environment. Cognitive models form an efficient basis for integrating 'outer-loop/inner-loop' control functions and for developing robust parallel-processing algorithms.

Stengel, Robert F.

1993-01-01

371

Wash water recovery system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Wash Water Recovery System (WWRS) is intended for use in processing shower bath water onboard a spacecraft. The WWRS utilizes flash evaporation, vapor compression, and pyrolytic reaction to process the wash water to allow recovery of potable water. Wash water flashing and foaming characteristics, are evaluated physical properties, of concentrated wash water are determined, and a long term feasibility study on the system is performed. In addition, a computer analysis of the system and a detail design of a 10 lb/hr vortex-type water vapor compressor were completed. The computer analysis also sized remaining system components on the basis of the new vortex compressor design.

Deckman, G.; Rousseau, J. (editor)

1973-01-01

372

Software Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A software management system, originally developed for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) by Century Computing, Inc. has evolved from a menu and command oriented system to a state-of-the art user interface development system supporting high resolution graphics workstations. Transportable Applications Environment (TAE) was initially distributed through COSMIC and backed by a TAE support office at GSFC. In 1993, Century Computing assumed the support and distribution functions and began marketing TAE Plus, the system's latest version. The software is easy to use and does not require programming experience.

1994-01-01

373

Jupiter System Observer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the proposed mission for the Jupiter System Observer. The presentation also includes overviews of the mission timeline, science goals, and spacecraftspecifications for the satellite.

Senske, Dave; Kwok, Johnny

2008-01-01

374

Fluctuations in driven systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The lecture notes give an introduction to some aspects of fluctuations in driven systems. First, a particularly straightforward derivation of fluctuation theorems and their relation to linear response will be given. Being particularly simple the derivation gives clear limitations on the regime of validity of the theorems. Second, an introduction to systems in local thermal equilibrium, in time and space, will be given. To this end, two building blocks will be studied. One a system which is driven by some cyclically changing external potential. The other consisting of two systems, at different temperatures, which are equilibrating. Both building blocks display an interesting time evolution. For example, the statistical properties of fluctuations of the energy in driven isolated systems generally fall into two types of distinct behaviors. Following this a systematic approach for describing more complicated systems will be outlined by studying other setups. Specifically, driven-dissipative systems and systems driven by two external baths at different temperatures. The formalism will be used to elucidate, in a minimal model, the origin and sign of correlation in a boundary driven system.

Kafri, Yariv

2015-01-01

375

Photovoltaic systems overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Selected photovoltaic systems currently under user-environment field test by the U.S. Department of Energy Photovoltaics Program are discussed, and operational results are summarized. There are many systems in the stand-alone sector that are cost effective now. As proven products become available, distributed residential, commercial, institutional and industrial on-site systems should be able to displace significant amounts of centrally-generated electricity throughout most of the United States. Finally, utilities should ultimately be able to augment their generating capacity with larger-scale systems. Field experience and industry interface has led to excellent overall product performance.

Hesse, J. L.

1981-01-01

376

TROPIX Power System Architecture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains results obtained in the process of performing a power system definition study of the TROPIX power management and distribution system (PMAD). Requirements derived from the PMADs interaction with other spacecraft systems are discussed first. Since the design is dependent on the performance of the photovoltaics, there is a comprehensive discussion of the appropriate models for cells and arrays. A trade study of the array operating voltage and its effect on array bus mass is also presented. A system architecture is developed which makes use of a combination of high efficiency switching power convertors and analog regulators. Mass and volume estimates are presented for all subsystems.

Manner, David B.; Hickman, J. Mark

1995-01-01

377

Systems View of Electronics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today, the greater part of tech work now deals with a higher level. Specifically, he or she works more with larger PCBs containing many ICs, plug-in modules, subassemblies, and complete pieces of equipment, and entire systems as well as their power and cabling. The technician's work is at a higher level. The focus is on signal flow through the system and testing the system to see that it meets specific standards. Rarely does the tech replace individual components as was once the case. This module presents an overview of how a technician should view electronic equipment and systems today and an approach to understanding their operation and troubleshooting.

378

Kestrel balloon launch system  

SciTech Connect

Kestrel is a high-altitude, Helium-gas-filled-balloon system used to launch scientific payloads in winds up to 20 knots, from small platforms or ships, anywhere over land or water, with a minimal crew and be able to hold in standby conditions. Its major components consist of two balloons (a tow balloon and a main balloon), the main deployment system, helium measurement system, a parachute recovery unit, and the scientific payload package. The main scope of the launch system was to eliminate the problems of being dependent of launching on long airfield runways, low wind conditions, and long launch preparation time. These objectives were clearly met with Kestrel 3.

Newman, M.J.

1991-10-01

379

Low Vision Enhancement System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Technology Transfer Office at Stennis Space Center worked with the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Md., to incorporate NASA software originally developed by NASA to process satellite images into the Low Vision Enhancement System (LVES). The LVES, referred to as 'ELVIS' by its users, is a portable image processing system that could make it possible to improve a person's vision by enhancing and altering images to compensate for impaired eyesight. The system consists of two orientation cameras, a zoom camera, and a video projection system. The headset and hand-held control weigh about two pounds each. Pictured is Jacob Webb, the first Mississippian to use the LVES.

1995-01-01

380

Tangible Social Network System.  

E-print Network

?? Tangible social network system is a home-based communication solution specifically designed for elders. Former researches indicate that insufficient communication among elders cause several challenges… (more)

Mannapperuma, Chanaka

2010-01-01

381

System Driven Workarounds  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) in a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), participating carriers, and labor organizations. It is designed to improve the National Airspace System by collecting and studying reports detailing unsafe conditions and events in the aviation industry. Employees are able to report safety issues or concerns with confidentiality and without fear of discipline. Safety reports highlighting system driven workarounds for the aviation community highlight the human workaround for the complex aviation system.

Connell, Linda; Wichner, David; Jakey, Abegael Marie

2013-01-01

382

The Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about the temperature on differnt planets in our solar system. Learners will explore the planetary temperature system. They explore how each aspect (e.g., mass, temperature and gravity) influences the system and the consequences of disrupting that system. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is lesson 8 in the Astro-Venture Astronomy Unit. The lessons are designed for educators to use in conjunction with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules.

383

Neotropical Ichthyology, 10(1): 167-176, 2012 Copyright 2012 Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia  

E-print Network

niloticus, and channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus) and two native (yellowtail tetra Astyanax altiparanae Oreochromis niloticus e o bagre do canal Ictalurus punctatus) e duas nativas (o lambari do rabo amarelo. punctatus), depending largely on species-specific prey behavior but also on prey size and morphological

García-Berthou, Emili

384

Portals in the agro industry Position paper KLICT HR175\\/3  

Microsoft Academic Search

Portals are virtual environments for electronic markets and communities of interest and practice. In the past few years, many electronic markets and portals were started with varying degrees of success and failure. In 2002, we investigated a recent initiative of key players (RABO bank, LTO-Nederland, Gezondheidsdienst voor Dieren, and others) in the Dutch Agro industry: the Agro-portal. IT innovations -such

M. T. Smits; P. M. A. Ribbers; Womin Lin

385

Collaborative Systems Thinking: Understanding of team-level systems thinking  

E-print Network

Caroline Twomey Lamb Massachusetts Institute of Technology Slide 5 Systems Thinking: A Critical SkillCollaborative Systems Thinking: Understanding of team-level systems thinking Caroline Twomey Lamb Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim report, 2006. H. Davidz. Enabling Systems Thinking

de Weck, Olivier L.

386

Collaborative Systems Thinking Research: Exploring systems thinking within teams  

E-print Network

, interrelationships, context and dynamics towards executing systems design". This type of thinking is critically on large scale endeavors, where collaborative systems thinking is especially critical to achieveCollaborative Systems Thinking Research: Exploring systems thinking within teams Caroline T. Lamb

de Weck, Olivier L.

387

Comprehensive Safety Management System in Subway Operation System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subway safety is a very important research area at home and abroad. According to a major subway accident occurred, the characteristic, operation pattern, system failure pattern of subway operation system is analyzed in this paper. The principle of system engineering is used, Comprehensive Safety Management System Framework was established for subway operational safety system. Comprehensive Safety Management System includes to

Dai Baoqian; Wang Tong

2010-01-01

388

An overview of systems studies of automated highway systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comprehensive systems study of the factors influencing the design, development, and deployment of an intelligent vehicle highway system is summarized. Candidate system concepts and system implementation strategies that have a high potential for successful deployment with a minimum of disruptive influence and cost impact on the current highway system are identified and analyzed. A system concept is recommended together

James G. Bender

1991-01-01

389

Energy conversion system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An energy conversion system is described for the production of power from hot fluid sources which may contain dissolved solutes and undesirable noncondensable gases. Direct heat transfer is utilized by the hot fluid sources to vaporize a working fluid which is then in turn utilized for the production of power. In the given system the working fluid is employed in

Schwartzman

1978-01-01

390

Multichannel implantable telemetry system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Multichannel telemetry system is used for chronic implantation in animals to monitor a variety of physiological parameters. A hermetically sealed unit, the system uses a time-sharing multiplex scheme to commutate between various sensor inputs and enables the number of channels to be increased or decreased.

Fryer, T. B.

1968-01-01

391

Ant System Thomas Stutzle  

E-print Network

¡£¢ ­ ¤¦¥ Ant System Thomas St¨utzle § Universit´e Libre de Bruxelles IRIDIA Brussels, Belgium Ant System, the first Ant Colony Optimization algorithm, showed to be a viable method for attacking Problem. To show that Ant Colony Opti- mization algorithms could be good alternatives to existing

Hoos, Holger H.

392

Towards Sensor Database Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensor networks are being widely deployed for measurement, detection and surveillance applications. In these new applications, users issue long-running queries over a combination of stored data and sensor data. Most existing applications rely on a centralized system for collecting sensor data. These systems lack flexibility because data is extracted in a predefined way; also, they do not scale to a

Philippe Bonnet; Johannes Gehrke; Praveen Seshadri

2001-01-01

393

OTEC ocean system development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ocean systems embodied in OTEC floating power plant designs include features beyond present offshore practice. Design aspects of the platform, cold water pipe and mooring systems have been investigated in Government sponsored research programs to establish a technology base for commercial plant development. Recent laboratory tests have provided validation of concepts and design tools, and future programs will include large scale demonstration tests.

Hove, D.; McGuinness, T.

1981-12-01

394

OTEC ocean system development  

SciTech Connect

Ocean systems embodied in OTEC floating power plant designs include features beyond present offshore practice. Design aspects of the platform, cold water pipe and mooring systems have been investigated in Government sponsored research programs to establish a technology base for commercial plant development. Recent laboratory tests have provided validation of concepts and design tools, and future programs will include large scale demonstration tests.

Hove, D. (Dynamics Technology, Inc., El Segundo, CA); McGuinness, T. (NOAA, OTEC Program Management Office, Rockville, MD)

1981-01-01

395

Solar System Live  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website Solar System Live includes applets showing the positions of the planets. One can see all of the planets in the solar system or just the inner planets. Visitors are encouraged to compare the view of the inner planets with what can be seen in the night sky.

Walker, John

2011-05-27

396

USER'S GUIDE DATABASE SYSTEM  

E-print Network

USER'S GUIDE TO THE MINGL DATABASE SYSTEM FOR TFTR Version 4.1 R. M. Wieland Plasma Physics blank] #12;1 Abstract The MINGL database system is an integrated set of tools which is used to collect relational databases. A flexible software tool set makes it easy to browse, select, compare and display

397

Dynamic Replanning System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Artificial-intelligence computer program for planning automatically changes plan when conditions warrant. System uses planning software called SWITCH. Contains replanning input generator. Replanning done only for situations in which SWITCH has made plan but goals have changed. System assumes original knowledge base correct, which often is not the case. Future development aimed at compatibility with changing knowledge bases.

Porta, Harry J.

1988-01-01

398

Multiplexed ultrasonic system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system which rapidly determines the elastic stiffness constants of materials in plate shape as well as characterize material flaws that are affecting these constants. Rapid (below a minute) nondestructive evaluation system allow for the determination of material stiffness constants, low noise data acquisition algorithm for measuring spectral data. A real time method of displaying leaky Lamb wave spectral data.

Bar-Cohen, Yoseph (Inventor); Kersey, Susan (Inventor); Daksla, Cedric (Inventor); Blanovsky, Anatoly (Inventor)

2001-01-01

399

Leadership in Multiteam Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined 2 leader functions likely to be instrumental in synchronizing large systems of teams (i.e., multiteam systems [MTSs]). Leader strategizing and coordinating were manipulated through training, and effects on functional leadership, interteam coordination, and MTS performance were examined. Three hundred eighty-four undergraduate…

DeChurch, Leslie A.; Marks, Michelle A.

2006-01-01

400

Information Systems Opportunities in  

E-print Network

­machine interface (BMI) systems convert neural signals from motor regions of the brain into control signals to guide the past 15 years has led to compelling BMI demonstrations, there remain several challenges to achieving clinically viable BMI systems. In this review, we focus on the challenge of increasing BMI perfor- mance

Shenoy, Krishna V.

401

Optimality in neuromuscular systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We provide an overview of optimal control methods to nonlinear neuromuscular systems and discuss their limitations. Moreover we extend current optimal control methods to their application to neuromuscular models with realistically numerous musculotendons; as most prior work is limited to torque-driven systems. Recent work on computational motor control has explored the used of control theory and estimation as a conceptual

Evangelos Theodorou; Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas

2010-01-01

402

Data Base Management Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSC 455. Data Base Management Systems (3) Corequisite: CSC 332. Introduction to data base concepts, data independence, logical and physical views of data base systems. Data models: hierarchial, network and relational. Data description languages, query functions, relational algebra. Substantial software project required.

Narayan, Sridhar

2003-04-21

403

Overview of locking systems  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to present technical information that should be useful for understanding and applying locking systems for physical protection and control. There are major sections on hardware for locks, vaults, safes, and security containers. Other topics include management of lock systems and safety considerations. This document also contains notes on standards and specifications and a glossary.

Gee, K.T.; Scott, S.H.; Wilde, M.G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Highland, S.E. [Albuquerque Safe Co., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-12-01

404

Observing the Solar System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

1. Earth and sky; 2. Moon and planet observer's hardware; 3. The Solar System framed; 4. Stacking up the Solar System; 5. Our Moon; 6. Mercury and Venus; 7. Mars; 8. Jupiter; 9. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; 10. Small worlds; 11. Comets; 12. Our daytime star; Appendices; Index.

North, Gerald

2012-10-01

405

Basic Payment Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Payment systems come in many forms, but their purpose is always the same - namely, to enable people to transfer funds from an account at one bank to an account at another bank. The alternative for the payer and the payee would be to settle their transaction either using cash or by barter. Banks themselves also use payment systems to

David Sheppard

406

Automated Serials Control System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1967, the New York State Library at Albany (NYSL) developed a tape-oriented, off-line serials control system for 10,000 active titles. The system would perform all the serials control functions: bibliographic control, check-in of current receipts, claiming for gaps in receipts and late issues, binding notification for completed sets,…

Pan, Elizabeth

407

Solar powered desalination system  

E-print Network

efficiency for a PV system is a ratio of the electrical power output to the solarSolar Energy Calculator using Google Maps 23 Table 1.24: PV System Power Production Average Daily Irradiance (kWh/m2) Instillation Efficiencysolar-to-hydrogen (STH) conversion efficiency is 10%. (STH conversion efficiency is power

Mateo, Tiffany Alisa

2011-01-01

408

Instrument Landing Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A historical background of instrumental approach and landing equipment for aircraft is given beginning with post-World War I efforts of J. D. Doolittle and emphasizing military-civil standardization efforts that began in 1948 and are continuing. The inadequacies of the current Instrument Landing System (ILS) are detailed and the various efforts of special committees to define an eventual replacement system are

L. Sanders

1973-01-01

409

Integrated Library Security Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers guidelines for libraries considering purchasing an integrated digital video surveillance system based on the experience of the Auburn University Libraries. Factors considered in the decision of what system to purchase includes computers in place, the security needed to protect them, and past and present campus security issues. The article also covers the technical aspects of closed-circuit television

Suzy Westenkirchner

2008-01-01

410

Remediation Plus System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Remediation Plus System for reading, spelling, and writing is based on phonemic awareness training, linguistic gymnastics, and Orton Gillingham methodology. It employs multisensory, systematic phonics and "exhaustively thorough" lesson plans. The system contains a training manual, a testing manual, three training videos, a Remediation Plus…

Gross, Jo-Anne

411

Sensory Systems: Taste Perception  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Teaching Resource provides lecture notes and slides for a class covering the human taste system and is part of the course "Cell Signaling Systems: A Course for Graduate Students." The lecture begins with a discussion of five distinct qualities of taste and then proceeds to describe receptors and signaling mechanisms.

Robert F. Margolskee (Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Department of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry REV)

2005-06-28

412

Public eye security system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recently patented system is a software engine that is connected to a television camera that is used for security applications. It will detect in near real time any physical criminal acts occurring within the field of view of the camera. It then instantaneously transmits an alarm to law enforcement and turns on a VCR and other crime deterrent systems, without human involvement.

Aviv, David G.

1999-01-01

413

Space lab system analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis of the Automated Booster Assembly Checkout System (ABACS) has been conducted. A computer simulation of the ETHERNET LAN has been written. The simulation allows one to investigate different structures of the ABACS system. The simulation code is in PASCAL and is VAX compatible.

Rives, T. B.; Ingels, F. M.

1988-01-01

414

Bird Song System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Image library of songbird nuclei allowing comparisons examining sex differences and effects of various doses of estrogen given to females in posthatch development. Bird Song System is an instructional tool for teaching neurophysiology that requires only a computer. Bird Song System is available for free, along with student and instructor tutorials.

Grisham, William

415

Solar System Ionospheres  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article reviews our understanding of the ionospheres in the solar system. It provides some basic information on the sources and sinks of the ionospheric plasma, its dynamics, the energetics and the coupling to the neutral atmosphere. Ionospheres in the solar system are reviewed and comparative ionospheric topics are discussed.

Witasse, O.; Cravens, T.; Mendillo, M.; Moses, J.; Kliore, A.; Nagy, A. F.; Breus, T.

416

Solar System Ionospheres  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews our understanding of the ionospheres in the solar system. It provides some basic information on the sources\\u000a and sinks of the ionospheric plasma, its dynamics, the energetics and the coupling to the neutral atmosphere. Ionospheres\\u000a in the solar system are reviewed and comparative ionospheric topics are discussed.

O. Witasse; T. Cravens; M. Mendillo; J. Moses; A. Kliore; A. F. Nagy; T. Breus

2008-01-01

417

Solar System Ionospheres  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews our understanding of the ionospheres in the solar system. It provides some basic information on the sources\\u000a and sinks of the ionospheric plasma, its dynamics, the energetics and the coupling to the neutral atmosphere. Ionospheres\\u000a in the solar system are reviewed and comparative ionospheric topics are discussed.

O. Witasse; T. Cravens; M. Mendillo; J. Moses; A. Kliore; A. F. Nagy; T. Breus

418

Solar System Ionospheres  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article reviews our understanding of the ionospheres in the solar system. It provides some basic information on the sources and sinks of the ionospheric plasma, its dynamics, the energetics and the coupling to the neutral atmosphere. Ionospheres in the solar system are reviewed and comparative ionospheric topics are discussed.

Witasse, O.; Cravens, T.; Mendillo, M.; Moses, J.; Kliore, A.; Nagy, A. F.; Breus, T.

2008-08-01

419

Binary and Communication Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students are introduced to the concept of binary coding as a language and its practical applications in digital and communication systems.This project gives students a deeper appreciation for communication systems and an understanding of how binary symbols are used to transmit information.

2012-06-21

420

Management Information System Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Management Information System (MIS) described in this report represents a plan to utilize modern management techniques to facilitate the goal of a learner-responsive school system. The MIS component is being developed to meet the need for the coordination of the resources of staff, facilities, and time with the long range planning and…

Foley, Walter J.; Harr, Gordon G.

421

Redundant Asynchronous Microprocessor System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fault-tolerant computer structure called RAMPS (for redundant asynchronous microprocessor system) has simplicity of static redundancy but offers intermittent-fault handling ability of complex, dynamically redundant systems. New structure useful wherever several microprocessors are employed for control - in aircraft, industrial processes, robotics, and automatic machining, for example.

Meyer, G.; Johnston, J. O.; Dunn, W. R.

1985-01-01

422

Purge water management system  

DOEpatents

A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

Cardoso-Neto, J.E.; Williams, D.W.

1995-01-01

423

Dysphagia in systemic disease  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dysphagia, difficulty in swallowing sometimes accompanied by a sensation of food sticking, is a common symptom resulting from structural and\\/or motility disorders of the oropharynx and esophagus which may result from local factors or occur as one of the manifestations of a systemic disease process. In this review, “systemic disease” will include diseases that affect more than one organ or

Bronwyn Jones; William J. Ravich; Martin W. Donner

1993-01-01

424

Tandem hydrofoil system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A tandem hydrofoil system enables an improvement in the lift-drag ratio of a high-speed ship. The conditions for favorable application of this type of foil structure are determined. The data on hydrofoil boats using a tandem system are presented. The problem of the stability of the vertical plane motion of a hydrofoil with bow and stern foils is considered. The

Konstantin I. Matveev; Ivan Ivanovich Matveev

2001-01-01

425

Thermodynamics of laser systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 'pump and decay' part of the equations of motion for lasers and laser-driven systems presently used in the literature violates the conservation of the system's entropy under symmetry operations commuting with the Hamiltonian. Thermodynamics yield alternative equations. The spectral lineshape predicted by thermodynamics is Gaussian.

de Hemptinne, X.

1985-02-01

426

Systemic Antibiotics for Acne  

Microsoft Academic Search

Antibiotic therapy for acne is very common. Antibiotics are frequently used in acne, either systemically or topically. Systemic antibiotics are indicated as treatment of moderate and quite severe acne or if acne is considered as very serious by the patient for psychological or social reasons. Results are very often excellent, but failure is possible; in this case using another treatment,

J. Meynadier; M. Alirezai

1998-01-01

427

Swine immune system  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Probably no area of veterinary medicine has seen a greater explosion in knowledge then the immune system and its implications in disease and vaccination. In this chapter on the Swine Immune System for the 10th Edition of Diseases of Swine we expand on the information provided in past editions by in...

428

Vision system for ALV  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper an integrated vision system for autonomous land vehicle is described. The vision system includes 2D vision, 3D vision, and information fusion. The task of 2D vision is to provide physical information and 3D vision is to detect obstacles in the surrounding. The 2D and 3D information fusion can generate a feasible region provided for vehicle.

Xiuqing Ye; Jilin Liu; Weikang Gu

1998-01-01

429

Build a Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the Exploratorium provides directions to make a scale model of the Solar System and gain a sense of the relative sizes of the sun and planets. The user chooses the diameter of the sun, and the site calculates the diameters of the planets and their distances. Also, links to many solar-system-related sites are provided.

Hipschman, Ron

2006-07-18

430

Primordial Solar System Ices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) may harbor the least thermally-altered material in the solar system and are thought to be remnants of the planet-forming era. Thus, study of their surfaces may lead to insights into the composition and formation process of planets in our solar system. We propose to continue the first KBO photometric survey sensitive to volatile ices using

Chadwick Trujillo; Scott Sheppard; Emily Schaller

2009-01-01

431

Primordial Solar System Ices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) may harbor the least thermally-altered material in the solar system and are thought to be remnants of the planet-forming era. Thus, study of their surfaces may lead to insights into the composition and formation process of planets in our solar system. We propose to conduct the first KBO photometric survey sensitive to volatile ices. In

Chadwick Trujillo; Scott Sheppard

2008-01-01

432

Medical Information Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On-line interactive information processing system easily and rapidly handles all aspects of data management related to patient care. General purpose system is flexible enough to be applied to other data management situations found in areas such as occupational safety data, judicial information, or personnel records.

Alterescu, S.; Hipkins, K. R.; Friedman, C. A.

1979-01-01

433

IRON file systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commodity file systems trust disks to either work or fail completely, yet modern disks exhibit more complex failure modes. We suggest a new fail-partial failure model for disks, which incorporates realistic localized faults such as latent sector errors and block corruption. We then develop and apply a novel failure-policy fingerprinting framework, to investigate how commodity file systems react to a

Vijayan Prabhakaran; Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram; Nitin Agrawal; Haryadi S. Gunawi; Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau; Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau

2005-01-01

434

Digital capacitance measuring system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The hardware phase of a digital capacitance measuring system is presented with the major emphasis placed on the electrical design and operation. Test results are included of the three units fabricated. The system's interface is applicable to existing requirements for the space shuttle vehicle.

1973-01-01

435

Control systems engineering education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This comprehensive article deals with the important field of control systems engineering education. Efforts have been made to present some historical perspectives, major concepts and thoughts on a practical curriculum when this field is viewed as a discipline. Also discussed are curricular issues including typical laboratory systems with emphasis on the role of simulation, logic and sequencing, and real-time simulation.

N. A. Kheir; K. J. Åström; D. Auslander; K. C. Cheok; G. F. Franklin; M. Masten; M. Rabins

1996-01-01

436

Optoelectronic vibration measurement system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Described are results of creation and application of an optoelectronic system, which is based on a principle of oscillation measurements using optical image of the object. Presented are results of mathematical modeling of the system's main parts functioning. Also presented are results of application for vibration testing of aviation engine blades; for rotors' balancing; for vibration testing of aviation turbine

V. L. Simonov; A. V. Kuzin

2003-01-01

437

Heating Systems Specialist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructional package is intended for use in training Air Force personnel enrolled in a program for apprentice heating systems specialists. Training includes instruction in fundamentals and pipefitting; basic electricity; controls, troubleshooting, and oil burners; solid and gas fuel burners and warm air distribution systems; hot water…

Air Force Training Command, Sheppard AFB, TX.

438

Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

The Systems Integration (SI) subprogram works closely with industry, universities, and the national laboratories to overcome technical barriers to the large-scale deployment of solar technologies. To support these goals, the subprogram invests primarily in four areas: grid integration, technology validation, solar resource assessment, and balance of system development.

Not Available

2011-10-01

439

Multipurpose hyperspectral imaging system  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

A hyperspectral imaging system of high spectral and spatial resolution that incorporates several innovative features has been developed to incorporate a focal plane scanner (U.S. Patent 6,166,373). This feature enables the system to be used for both airborne/spaceborne and laboratory hyperspectral i...

440

Bantam System Technology Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report focuses on determining a best value, low risk, low cost and highly reliable Data and Command System for support of the launch of low cost vehicles which are to carry small payloads into low earth orbit. The ground-based DCS is considered as a component of the overall ground and flight support system which includes the DCS, flight computer, mission planning system and simulator. Interfaces between the DCS and these other component systems are considered. Consideration is also given to the operational aspects of the mission and of the DCS selected. This project involved: defining requirements, defining an efficient operations concept, defining a DCS architecture which satisfies the requirements and concept, conducting a market survey of commercial and government off-the-shelf DCS candidate systems and rating the candidate systems against the requirements/concept. The primary conclusions are that several low cost, off-the-shelf DCS solutions exist and these can be employed to provide for very low cost operations and low recurring maintenance cost. The primary recommendation is that the DCS design/specification should be integrated within the ground and flight support system design as early as possible to ensure ease of interoperability and efficient allocation of automation functions among the component systems.

Moon, J. M.; Beveridge, J. R.

1998-01-01

441

Network operating systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Network operating systems represent a promising approach for realizing the full potential of computer communication networks. A network operating system (NOS) is a collection of software and protocols that allow a set of autonomous computers, which are interconnected by a computer network, to be used together in a convenient and cost effective manner. This report investigates some of the technical

R. H. Thomas; R. E. Schantz; H. C. Forsdick

1978-01-01

442

Heavy Vehicle Systems  

SciTech Connect

Heavy Vehicle (HV) systems are a necessary component of achieving OHVT goals. Elements are in place for a far-ranging program: short, intermediate, and long-term. Solicitation will bring industrial input and support. Future funding trend is positive, outlook for HV systems is good.

Sid Diamond; Richard Wares; Jules Routbort

2000-04-11

443

Filter service system  

DOEpatents

According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a system for removing matter from a filtering device includes a gas pressurization assembly. An element of the assembly is removably attachable to a first orifice of the filtering device. The system also includes a vacuum source fluidly connected to a second orifice of the filtering device.

Sellers, Cheryl L. (Peoria, IL); Nordyke, Daniel S. (Arlington Heights, IL); Crandell, Richard A. (Morton, IL); Tomlins, Gregory (Peoria, IL); Fei, Dong (Peoria, IL); Panov, Alexander (Dunlap, IL); Lane, William H. (Chillicothe, IL); Habeger, Craig F. (Chillicothe, IL)

2008-12-09

444

NanoSystems biology.  

PubMed

Systems biology is an approach in which the digital information of the genome, acted upon by environmental cues, generates the many molecular signatures of gene and protein expression, as well as other, more phenomenological experimental observations. These data may be integrated together to form a testable hypothesis of how a biological organism functions as a system. The central components of systems biology are genetically programmed networks (circuits) within cells and networks of cells. These components establish the organization and function of individual cells and tissues in response to environmental signals such as cell-to-cell communication within organ systems and whole organisms. Within this context, disease is considered as a genetic or environmental reprogramming of cells to gain or lose specific functions that are characteristics of disease. This paper is a combination of three tutorials with an outlined series of technologies, including microfluidics, nanotechnologies, and molecular imaging methods, and we describe how their development should be driven by the needs of systems biology. We also discuss how these technologies can enable a systems biology approach through a pathway from single cells to mouse models of disease and finally to patients. Within this technology base are approaches to develop, use and test molecules as probes that target proteins, DNA and mRNA to test systems biology models, as well as provide molecular diagnostics and molecular therapeutics within a systems biology framework. PMID:14630511

Heath, James R; Phelps, Michael E; Hood, Leroy

2003-01-01

445

Geothermal Systems for School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an award-winning school heating and cooling system in which two energy-efficient technologies, variable-flow pumping and geothermal heat pumps, were combined. The basic system schematic and annual energy use and cost savings statistics are provided. (GR)

Dinse, David H.

1998-01-01

446

Building Body Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an activity that helps students visualize the major systems of the human body. Involves students building models of those systems, and gives them an understanding of the relationships between different organs by enabling them to see the organs' positions in the body. (JRH)

Cochrane, Alison E.; Bihonegne, Worku

1997-01-01

447

Academic Research Integration System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper comprises results concluding the research activity done so far regarding enhanced web services and system integration. The objective of the paper is to define the software architecture for a coherent framework and methodology for enhancing existing web services into an integrated system. This document presents the research work that has…

Surugiu, Iula; Velicano, Manole

2008-01-01

448

Molecules in Living Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson explains the difference between molecules in living systems and inanimate objects. In living systems, atoms and molecules are organized to a much greater degree and provide the structure of the organism. Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids are also discussed.

2012-06-19

449

Secure video communications system  

DOEpatents

A secure video communications system having at least one command network formed by a combination of subsystems. The combination of subsystems to include a video subsystem, an audio subsystem, a communications subsystem, and a control subsystem. The video communications system to be window driven and mouse operated, and having the ability to allow for secure point-to-point real-time teleconferencing.

Smith, Robert L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1991-01-01

450

Body Defenses Immune System  

E-print Network

1 1 Body Defenses Immune System Part 2 2 Adaptive Immune Defenses When innate defenses have failed defenses respond to antigens Molecules the immune system recognizes as foreign to the body. Adaptive strongly to the body's own cells are eliminated in order to minimize an immune response against the body

Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane

451

Power delivery system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a power delivery system for connecting a transmission to an output shaft of an engine, the transmission including a dog clutch for establishing a power transmission route by the engagement of the dog clutch, the power delivery system comprising; a clutch for disconnecting the engagement between an output member of the fluid coupling and the output shaft

S. Moroto; S. Sakakibara

1987-01-01

452

Physical Systems Synchronization  

E-print Network

Atmosphere Frame 6/53 Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) #12;Chaos & Prediction Physical Systems Synchronization Nonlinearity Toy Climate Earth's Climate Atmosphere Frame 6/53 Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) #12;Chaos/53 Huygens Pendulum Clocks (1660) #12;Chaos & Prediction Physical Systems Synchronization Nonlinearity Toy

Danforth, Chris

453

An ephemeris typesetting system.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This ephemeris typesetting system is used to compute and typeset all the contents in Chinese Astronomical Ephemeris, Nautical Almanac, Popularized Astronomical Ephemeris and some various almanacs on Chinese Calendar. All of the layouts produced by the system can be used directly for "plate making".

He, Yunan; Yao, Haiyan; Cao, Yun; Fu, Yanning; Cheng, Zhou

2000-03-01

454

A Systemic Approach for the Formalization of the Information Systems Concept: Why Information Systems are Systems?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the new economic context, based on Information and Knowledge resources, the concepts of Information Systems and Information Technology (IS&IT) are fundamental to understand the organizational and managerial process in all levels: strategic, tactic and operational. From an academic and practitioner perspective, we pose that the correct use of the concept of IS&IT, and in specific of Information Systems, is

Manuel Mora; Ovsei Gelman; Francisco Cervantes; Marcelo Mejía; Alfredro Weitzenfeld

455

Teaching Biological Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an activity which allows the investigation of human body systems using textbooks to enhance research skills and providing an opportunity for collaboration between pupils. Discussed are the purpose, materials, method, and results of this teaching method. Reported are some of the advantages of using this activity in teaching systems.…

Walters, Julia

1988-01-01

456

Interfaces between computer systems.  

PubMed

Interfaces between computer systems are reviewed. An interface establishes a physical connection between two computer systems, a conversational syntax, a format for logical messages passed between the systems, and a data-encoding structure understood by both systems. Interfaces are usually implemented as software modules and consist of three "layers." The physical layer contains the actual physical connection and the hardware, firmware, and software that make the connection work. The protocol layer ensures that the bits of data sent across the interface by the sending system are received intact and in the correct sequence. The logical layer organizes the data to be sent into a form that can be read by the other system. Interfaces can be described by whether they operate in batch or real time, whether they are unidirectional or bidirectional, and the medium used to establish the physical connection (e.g., the exchange of a floppy disk or with an RS-232 serial connection). The real challenge to producing an interface lies in ensuring that the transactions between the two systems are meaningful. An interface engine allows one computer system to interface with several others through a single connection. A good interface has invisibility, reliability, timeliness, flexibility, terseness, and utilities. In planning an interface, goals and the proposed exchanges of data should be clearly defined. The interface should be the simplest one that meets a pharmacy's needs. When the specifications for the interface are completed, the pharmacy should thoroughly test the interface.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7606560

Tribble, D A; Korpman, R A

1995-03-01

457

Extraterrestrial surface propulsion systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lunar traction systems, Mars oxygen production, and Mars methane engine operation were the three topics studied during 1992. An elastic loop track system for lunar construction operations was redesigned and is being tested. A great deal of work on simulating the lunar environment to facilitate traction testing has been reported. Operation of an oxygen processor under vacuum conditions has been

Robert L. Ash; Dexter L. Blackstock; K. Barnhouse; Z. Charalambous; J. Coats; J. Danagan; T. Davis; J. Dickens; P. Harris; G. Horner

1992-01-01

458

Photonic Data Recording Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Steady advancement has been made in bringing photonic recorder technologies from a pure research and development stage to the practical laboratory and fielding environment. Streak camera-based systems have been incorporated into large data recording systems and have shown significant improvement in channel density and single-shot bandwidth. In particular, remote photonic sensing using fiber optic cables to transmit the information to the recorder has shown advantages over conventional coax cable methods. One streak camera-based recorder system has been designed into the underground test (UGT) data acquisition system. The design allowed for video rate readout, redundant digitized image storage, UGT system compatibility, and full real time system diagnostics. Another stand-alone streak camera-based recorder has been designed that incorporates an IEEE-488 interface and a unique software package. Operation of this photonic recorder system (PRS-1000), as either a streak imaging recorder or as a high-speed multi-channel data recorder (HSMCDR), has been greatly simplified through use of the icon-driven, window-based custom software. An overview of photonic recording methods will be presented along with the details of the PRS-1000 and the associated system software.

Fanning, J.; Chang, J.; Davis, P.; Holmgren, D.; Bruns, D.; Watson, D.; Lechner, M.; Graham, R.; Kemme, S.

1989-02-01

459

Gas laser systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gas laser system which provides sequence lines of emission in addition to the regular lines is described. The system includes a discharge cavity having a discharge tube and a hot gas absorber cell. The lasing gas and the gas in absorber are identical and may be either COâ, NâO or isotopes of this gas. The absorber cell is approximately

J. Reid; K. J. Siemsen

1980-01-01

460

Exploring the Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the different planets in the solar system? Use the KWL chart and fill out the 'What I Know' and 'What I Want to Know' columns about the different planets in the solar system. KWL Chart See what's in space that we can't see. What s in Space Book

Ms. Svagdis

2011-10-26

461

Mobile Student Information System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: A mobile student information system (MSIS) based on mobile computing and context-aware application concepts can provide more user-centric information services to students. The purpose of this paper is to describe a system for providing relevant information to students on a mobile platform. Design/methodology/approach: The research…

Asif, Muhammad; Krogstie, John

2011-01-01

462

Automated drug identification system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

System speeds up analysis of blood and urine and is capable of identifying 100 commonly abused drugs. System includes computer that controls entire analytical process by ordering various steps in specific sequences. Computer processes data output and has readout of identified drugs.

Campen, C. F., Jr.

1974-01-01

463

Portable modular detection system  

SciTech Connect

Disclosed herein are portable and modular detection devices and systems for detecting electromagnetic radiation, such as fluorescence, from an analyte which comprises at least one optical element removably attached to at least one alignment rail. Also disclosed are modular detection devices and systems having an integrated lock-in amplifier and spatial filter and assay methods using the portable and modular detection devices.

Brennan, James S. (Rodeo, CA); Singh, Anup (Danville, CA); Throckmorton, Daniel J. (Tracy, CA); Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA)

2009-10-13

464

AFRPL Rapid Indexing System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A modified Keyword Out of Context (KWOC) system was developed to gain rapid control over more than 8,000 scattered, unindexed documents. This was the first step in providing the technical information support required by Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers. Implementation of the KWOC system, computer routines, and…

Beltran, Alfred A.

465

Cybernetic anthropomorphic machine systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Functional descriptions are provided for a number of cybernetic man machine systems that augment the capacity of normal human beings in the areas of strength, reach or physical size, and environmental interaction, and that are also applicable to aiding the neurologically handicapped. Teleoperators, computer control, exoskeletal devices, quadruped vehicles, space maintenance systems, and communications equipment are considered.

Gray, W. E.

1974-01-01

466

SPECIALISSUE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS  

E-print Network

guides and controls a flock of birds or a school of fish? The answers to these questions involve examplesSPECIALISSUE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS Growth of distributed systemshas attained unstoppablemomentum their implementation with more confidence. LEONARD KLEINROCK DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS IN NATURE How did the killer bees find

Newhall, Tia

467

Quality Indicator System Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a product of the implementation of a quality indicator system for Colorado's public higher education system. In 1999, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education established a core set of nine indicators, for which data were gathered and benchmarks were identified for measuring performance in terms of these benchmarks. The first…

Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.

468

Projectile Identification System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Army plans for the needs of future warfare to retain its technological superiority. Future Combat Systems (FCS) is a major effort designed to meet this need. FCS includes multiple automated fire weapons. On current systems, a human typically enters information about each projectile loaded. This is a slow process, placing the soldier and the weapon in danger. Cybernet

Glenn J. Beach; Charles J. Cohen; Gary Moody; Martha Henry

2003-01-01

469

Jetliner Alert Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA research and design has significantly improved crew alert systems. The Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS), developed by Psycho-Linguistic Research Associates, is technologically advanced and able to order alerts by priority. Ames has also developed computer controlled voice synthesizers for readouts during difficult landing approaches. This is available to airplane manufacturers.

1983-01-01

470

Digital systems design language  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Digital Systems Design Language (DDL) is implemented on the SEL-32 Computer Systems. The detaileds of the language, the translator, and the simulator, and the smulator programs are given. Several example descriptions and a tutorial on hardware description languages are provided, to guide the user.

Shiva, S. G.

1979-01-01

471

Dynamic Systems, Measurement,  

E-print Network

-exoskeleton to en- hance payload-carrying capacity of walking humans. Mobile Vehicles: Key issues pertaining and locomotion, ii mobile vehicles, iii human-robot systems and haptic interfaces, and iv novel systems modeling a formulation for trajectory planning that takes into account the band-limitations on control inputs. Human

Krovi, Venkat

472

Gas burner control system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An improved gas burner control system which eliminates the need for a pilot light for operation of a gas burner is described. The system includes a pair of gapped electrical conductors forming a set of ignition points disposed adjacent to a gas burner, a sensor for detecting the presence of the gas to be burned via the gas burner adjacent

1981-01-01

473

Experiences in Systemic Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This section describes the systemic change experiences in Norfolk Public Schools, Chugach School District, Indianapolis Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township, Ditmas Educational Complex, Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program, Sun Microsystems, and Azerbaijan. It provides a description of the change process and discusses the…

Thompson, Scott; Clem, Joe; Battino, Wendy; Richter, Kurt; Reigeluth, Charles; Doll, Marcelle; Moore, Julie; Hoo, Janet; Malopinsky, Larissa V.

2006-01-01

474

Cardiac function monitoring system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An IBM-PC controlled system has been developed to evaluate the cardiac function in the catheterization room. The system uses a multielectrode impedancimetric catheter to compute the instantaneous left intraventricular heart volume, through specially developed algorithms and calibration procedures, and a catheter tip micromanometer to measure the instantaneous left intraventricular pressure. With these two variables, and after a preload maneuver, the

J. C. Spinelli; M. C. Herrera

1988-01-01

475

Heterodyne laser diagnostic system  

DOEpatents

The heterodyne laser diagnostic system includes, in one embodiment, an average power pulsed laser optical spectrum analyzer for determining the average power of the pulsed laser. In another embodiment, the system includes a pulsed laser instantaneous optical frequency measurement for determining the instantaneous optical frequency of the pulsed laser.

Globig, Michael A. (Antioch, CA); Johnson, Michael A. (Pleasanton, CA); Wyeth, Richard W. (Livermore, CA)

1990-01-01

476

Automotive Brake Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This correspondence course, orginally developed for the Marine Corps, is designed to provide mechanics with an understanding of the basic operations of automotive brake systems on military vehicles. The course contains four study units covering hydraulic brakes, air brakes, power brakes, and auxiliary brake systems. A troubleshooting guide for…

Marine Corps Inst., Washington, DC.

477

MOUSE UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS SYSTEM  

EPA Science Inventory

The original MOUSE (Modular Oriented Uncertainty System) system was designed to deal with the problem of uncertainties in Environmental engineering calculations, such as a set of engineering cost or risk analysis equations. t was especially intended for use by individuals with li...

478

Fuel system protection  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The hazardous nature of most fuels and the potential for catastrophe if ignition should occur was investigated in regard to the design of adequate lightning protection for aircraft fuel systems. Typical aircraft fuel flammability characteristics and possible ways to control fuel flammability and ignition were reviewed. Guidelines for effective protection of fuel systems were delineated.

1977-01-01

479

The outer solar system.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Review of approaches to exploration of the outer solar system beyond the asteroid belt as seen from reports of JPL scientific groups. The topics include the cosmogonic aspects of outer solar system exploration, the satellites of the outer planets, their atmospheres, dynamics and magnetism, and the outer solar wind.

Cameron, A. G. W.

1973-01-01

480

Dynamic Interactive Learning Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews and discusses the notions of interactivity and dynamicity of learning systems in relation to information technologies and design principles that can contribute to interactive and dynamic learning. It explores the concept of dynamic interactive learning systems based on the emerging generation of information as part of a…

Sabry, Khaled; Barker, Jeff

2009-01-01

481

Waste management system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The function of the waste management system was to control the disposition of solid and liquid wastes and waste stowage gases. The waste management system consisting of a urine subsystem and a fecal subsystem is described in detail and its overall performance is evaluated. Recommendations for improvement are given.

Sauer, R. L.; Jorgensen, G. K.

1975-01-01

482

Thermoelectrochemical system and method  

DOEpatents

A thermal electrochemical system in which an electrical current is generated between a cathode immersed in a concentrated aqueous solution of phosphoric acid and an anode immersed in a molten salt solution of ammonium phosphate and monohydric ammonium phosphate. Reactants consumed at the electrodes during the electrochemical reaction are thermochemically regenerated and recycled to the electrodes to provide continuous operation of the system.

Ludwig, Frank A. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA); Townsend, Carl W. (Los Angeles, CA); Eliash, Bruce M. (Los Angeles, CA)

1995-11-28

483

Lesson 7: Linear Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A calculator based introduction to systems of linear equations. Systems are solved using the graphing method: first by estimating the apparent intersection of the two lines and then later by using the intersect function on the calculator to find the exact solution. Inconsistent and consistent solutions are also discussed. There are both applications based problems and non applications based problems.

2011-01-01

484

Purge water management system  

DOEpatents

A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

Cardoso-Neto, Joao E. (North Augusta, SC); Williams, Daniel W. (Aiken, SC)

1996-01-01

485

Systems Intelligent Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article studies leadership from a systems intelligence perspective. Referring to Lincoln, Martin Luther King and a number of other exemplary leadership cases, we argue that the holistic, contextual and choice-intensive features of systems intelligence make it an illuminating frame of reference for understanding the actual practice of leaders. The key words in the article include \\

Raimo P. Hämäläinen; Esa Saarinen

486

Relational attribute systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce a relational operationalisation of data which generalises, among others, the deter- ministic information systems of (22), the indeterministic systems of (15) and (20), and the context relation of (26); it can also be used for fuzzy data modelling. Using an example from the area of psychometrics, we show how our operationalisation can lead to an improved understanding of

Ivo Düntsch; Günther Gediga; Ewa Orlowska

2001-01-01

487

Closure Properties of Proof Systems  

E-print Network

Closure Properties of Proof Systems Olaf Beyersdorff Proof Systems Frege systems Simulations Closure Properties Intermezzo Arithmetic Theories A Translation Characterizing EF Reflection The Main Theorem Some Proofs Summary Logical Closure Properties of Propositional Proof Systems Olaf Beyersdorff

Vollmer, Heribert

488

Graduate Studies Transportation Systems Engineering  

E-print Network

Graduate Studies Transportation Systems Engineering TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS The transportation that transportation systems engineering can promote a thriving economy and a better quality of life by ensuring that transportation systems themselves affect the environment through operations, construction, and maintenance

Jacobs, Laurence J.

489

Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative  

E-print Network

Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative SEAri CONSORTIUM Fall 2008 MIT ESDMIT ESD The SEAri Consortium The SEAri Consortium focuses on the advancement of systems engineering, complementing on advanced systems engineering topics. Through the consortium, SEAri engages with systems engineering leaders

de Weck, Olivier L.

490

System for controlling a hybrid energy system  

DOEpatents

A method includes identifying a first operating sequence of a repeated operation of at least one non-traction load. The method also includes determining first and second parameters respectively indicative of a requested energy and output energy of the at least one non-traction load and comparing the determined first and second parameters at a plurality of time increments of the first operating sequence. The method also includes determining a third parameter of the hybrid energy system indicative of energy regenerated from the at least one non-traction load and monitoring the third parameter at the plurality of time increments of the first operating sequence. The method also includes determining at least one of an energy deficiency or an energy surplus associated with the non-traction load of the hybrid energy system and selectively adjusting energy stored within the storage device during at least a portion of a second operating sequence.

Hoff, Brian D.; Akasam, Sivaprasad

2013-01-29

491

Baby Solar System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

What did our solar system look like in its infancy,...... when the planets were forming? We cannot travel back in time to take an image of the early solar system, but in principle we can have the next best thing: images of infant planetary systems around Sun-like stars with ages of 1 to 5 million years, the time we think it took for the giant planets to form. Infant exoplanetary systems are critically important because they can help us understand how our solar system fits within the context of planet formation in general. More than 80% of stars are born with gas- and dust-rich disks, and thus have the potential to form planets. Through many methods we have identified more than 760 planetary systems around middle-aged stars like the Sun, but many of these have architectures that look nothing like our solar system. Young planetary systems are important missing links between various endpoints and may help us understand how and when these differences emerge. Well-known star-forming regions in Taurus, Scorpius. and Orion contain stars that could have infant planetary systems. But these stars are much more distant than our nearest neighbors such as Alpha Centauri or Sirius, making it extremely challenging to produce clear images of systems that can reveal signs of recent planet formation, let alone reveal the planets themselves. Recently, a star with the unassuming name LkCa 15 may have given us our first detailed "baby picture" of a young planetary system similar to our solar system. Located about 450 light-years away in the Taurus starforming region. LkCa 15 has a mass comparable to the Sun (0.97 solar mass) and an age of l to 5 million years, comparable to the time at which Saturn and perhaps Jupiter formed. The star is surrounded by a gas-rich disk similar in structure to the one in our solar system from which the planets formed. With new technologies and observing strategies, we have confirmed suspicions that LkCa 15's disk harbors a young planetary system.

Currie, Thayne; Grady, Carol

2012-01-01

492

Systems analysis of a shrimp mariculture system  

E-print Network

is the Michaelis-Menton constant for that nutrient. This type of' relationship could also account for the light in- tensity in the system. This same relationship is used for nutrient limitation by other modelers. Photosynthesis plays a dominant role in water... quality. Sensitivity analysis of photosynthesis in an oxygen model (Cassinelli et al . , 1978) showed that primary production is the most sensitive parameter; therefore, the most accurate expression for photosynthesis that can be determined should...

Farnsworth, John Terry

2012-06-07

493

Data management system DIU test system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An operational and functional description is given of the data management system. Descriptions are included for the test control unit, analog stimulus panel, discrete stimulus panel, and the precision source. The mechanical configuration is defined and illustrated to provide card and component location for modification or repair. The unit level interfaces are mirror images of the DIU interfaces and are described in the Final Technical Report for NASA-MSFC contract NAS8-29155.

1976-01-01

494

Redefining Information Systems Security: Viable Information Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on Information Security has been based on a well-established definition of the subject. Consequently, it has delivered a plethora of methods, techniques, mechanisms and tools to protect the so-called security attributes (i.e. availability, confidentiality and integrity) of information. However, a modern Information System (IS) appear rather vulnerable and people show mistrust on their ability to deliver the services expected.

Maria Karyda; Spyros Kokolakis; Evangelos A. Kiountouzis

2001-01-01

495

Secondary containment system  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a pumping system for fluid products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and chemicals, and including a pump for pumping such products from a storage tank through a primary pipeline to a product dispenser. The improvement consists of a secondary containment system for the pipeline between the storage tank and the product dispenser and including a secondary pipe system surrounding the primary pipeline. The secondary pipe system includes telescoping pipe sections of different diameters, which are installed around the primary pipeline and which are, prior to final installation, movable between intermediate and final positions, for enabling completion, testing and inspection of the primary pipeline prior to final completion of the secondary containment system.

Webb, M.C.

1989-02-21

496

Advanced access control system  

SciTech Connect

A prototype voice verification system has been installed which provides the required positive identification at the main site access control point. This system compares an individual's file voice print with a sample voice print obtained from the individual when an attempt is made to enter the site. The voice system transmits the individual's identity to a central processor. The central processor associates that individual's authorization file with a card-key obtained at the access point. The system generates a record of personnel movement, provides a personnel inventory on a real-time basis, and it can retrieve a record of all prior events. The system installed at the Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant is described.

Barnes, L.D.; King, R.W.

1980-02-01

497

Spacecraft automatic umbilical system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A conceptual definition of an appropriate berthing technique and a prototype design of an automatic umbilical system suitable for use with payloads carried by the Space Shuttle are presented. A four-element berthing system is described. This concept consists of a set of four remote manipulator system (RMS)-type end-effector capture/tie-down devices on the power system and corresponding RMS-type grapple fittings on the payload. In operation, the RMS maneuvers the payload to a position where the four grapple fittings can be snared within the end-effectors and then secured to the power system. The concept takes advantage of mechanisms and operating techniques developed for attaching the RMS to a payload. Although the umbilical installation is attached to the docking interface structure, its operation is independent and it must comply with a set of primary requirements specified by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), which is presented.

Rudy, G. C.

1982-01-01

498

Transportation Systems Evaluation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A methodology for the analysis of transportation systems consisting of five major interacting elements is reported. The analysis begins with the causes of travel demand: geographic, economic, and demographic characteristics as well as attitudes toward travel. Through the analysis, the interaction of these factors with the physical and economic characteristics of the transportation system is determined. The result is an evaluation of the system from the point of view of both passenger and operator. The methodology is applicable to the intraurban transit systems as well as major airlines. Applications of the technique to analysis of a PRT system and a study of intraurban air travel are given. In the discussion several unique models or techniques are mentioned: i.e., passenger preference modeling, an integrated intraurban transit model, and a series of models to perform airline analysis.

Fanning, M. L.; Michelson, R. A.

1972-01-01

499

BWID System Design Study  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) System Design Study is to identify and evaluate technology process options for the cradle-to-grave remediation of Transuranic (TRU)-Contaminated Waste Pits and Trenches buried at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Emphasis is placed upon evaluating system configuration options and associated functional and operational requirements for retrieving and treating the buried wastes. A Performance-Based Technology Selection Filter was developed to evaluate the identified remediation systems and their enabling technologies based upon system requirements and quantification of technical Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (CERCLA) balancing criteria. Remediation systems will also be evaluated with respect to regulatory and institutional acceptance and cost-effectiveness.

O`Brien, M.C.; Rudin, M.J.; Morrison, J.L.; Richardson, J.G.

1991-12-31

500

BWID System Design Study  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) System Design Study is to identify and evaluate technology process options for the cradle-to-grave remediation of Transuranic (TRU)-Contaminated Waste Pits and Trenches buried at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Emphasis is placed upon evaluating system configuration options and associated functional and operational requirements for retrieving and treating the buried wastes. A Performance-Based Technology Selection Filter was developed to evaluate the identified remediation systems and their enabling technologies based upon system requirements and quantification of technical Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (CERCLA) balancing criteria. Remediation systems will also be evaluated with respect to regulatory and institutional acceptance and cost-effectiveness.

O'Brien, M.C.; Rudin, M.J.; Morrison, J.L.; Richardson, J.G.

1991-01-01