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PA116/171 Containers ona Wood Pallet With Metal Top Adapter, MIL-STD- 1660, First Article Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted First Article Tests per MIL-STD-1660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' on the PA116/171 containers on a wood pallet with metal top adapter prov...

J. L. Dugan

2003-01-01

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40'x44' Metal Pallet With Metal Adapters With PA125 Metal Boxes, MIL- STD-1660 First Article Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted First Article Tests in accordance with MIL-STD-1660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' on the 40' x 48' metal pallet with metal adapters with PA...

J. L. Dugan

2006-01-01

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Alternate Material Pallet, 40' x 48', MIL-STD-1660, Engineering Evaluation Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted Engineering Evaluation Tests to determine if the Alternate Material Pallet manufactured by Hunter Paine Enterprise, Inc. in Lafayette California, could be...

J. L. Dugan

2003-01-01

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MIL-STD-1660 Tests on 81mm Mortar Pallet with Adapters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DEV), was tasked by U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), SMCAR-AEP, to conduct tests on the 81mm mortar pallet with ad...

W. R. Meyer

1992-01-01

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Composite Monopack for 120mm Mortar, With Plastic Pallet Adapters on a 42' x 53' Wooden Pallet, MIL-STD-1660 Tests, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads', and Extreme Temperature Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) was tasked by US Army ARDEC (AMSRD-AAR-AIL-P) to conduct MIL-STD-1660 Tests to determine if the composite monopack for the 120MM mortar, with plastic pallet adapter...

J. L. Dugan

2005-01-01

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Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), RPG-7VM, MIL-STD-1660 Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Foreign Materiel Intelligence Battalion, IAM-T- CDR, to conduct MIL-STD-1660 tests on palletized Rocket Propelled Grenad...

W. R. Meyer

1995-01-01

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MIL-STD-1660 Test of PA116 Container on a Standard Metal Pallet with ForkTine Protection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) was asked to design a protective system into the Standard Metal Pallet to prevent forklift tines from puncturing the PA116 containers. As a result, a guard plate was added to the PA116 pallet ad...

A. C. McIntosh

1989-01-01

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Clip Crate Container, MIL-STD-1660 First Article Test (FAT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted First Article Test (FAT) per MIL-STD-1660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' on the Clip Crate Container manufactured by Transport Packaging Int...

J. L. Dugan

2003-01-01

9

Grate Pallet 8232 (GP-8232) Vehicle Pallet, Evaluation Tests MIL-STD- 1660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' and TP-94-01 (REV 1), 'Transportability Testing Procedures'.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) was tasked by the Transportation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DET) to conduct an Evaluation Test to determine if the Grate Pallet 8232 (GP-8232) Vehicle Pallet, manu...

P. W. Barickman

2003-01-01

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45-112' x 35' Metal Pallet with Cartridge, 40MM, Packed 32 Per PA120 Metal Box, Unitized 42 Per Pallet, First Article Tests in Accordance with MIL- STD-1660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads'.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted First Article Tests in Accordance with MIL- STD-1 660, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' on the 45-1/2' x 35' metal pallet with cartridge, 40MM,...

J. L. Dugan

2006-01-01

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40 in. x 48 in. Collapsible Quick-Crate Container, MIL-STD-1660 Tests, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SJMAC-DEV) conducted MIL-STD-1660 Tests, 'Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads' on the 40' x 48' Quick Crate Container manufactured by League Manufacturing, from Greenvil...

J. L. Dugan

2006-01-01

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Rail Impact Test of Evaluation Strengthened Top Lift Assembly PA116 Pallet.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A unitization system was designed for PA116 containers. The unitization system, consisting of a standard metal pallet, pallet adapter, and a top lift assembly was previously tested and met the requirements of MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition L...

A. C. McIntosh

1989-01-01

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2.75-Inch, Hydra 70, PA150, Rocket Pallet First Article Testing (FAT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to conduct first article MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Uni...

Q. Hartman

1997-01-01

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2.75-Inch, Hydra 70, PA151, Rocket Pallet First Article Testing (FAT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to conduct MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads, First Art...

Q. D. Hartman

1997-01-01

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MSFC Optical Test Pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several mirror technology development programs have been initiated by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in support of the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) program. The goal is to advance the technology for producing 0.5-2.0 m class, ultra light-weight (<15 kg/sq m) mirrors that can be operated at or near 35 K. The NGST Mirror System Demonstrators (NMSDs) consist of a 1.6 m glass-on-composite mirror from Composite Optics Incorporated (COI) and a 2.0 m glass-on-actuators-on-composite mirror from the University of Arizona. The Subscale Beryllium Mirror Demonstrator (SBMD) is a 0.5 m beryllium mirror from Ball Aerospace. These mirrors require cryogenic surface figure and radius of curvature testing in order to verify their performance in the operational environment predicted for the NGST. An optical testing capability has been developed at the X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) at MSFC. This paper will describe the optical test goals, the optical testing system design, the test instrumentation, and the test system performance as used for SBMD & NMSD cryogenic testing.

Hadaway, James B.; Stahl, H. Philip (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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Pallet fire test for steel drum storage on wooden pallets  

SciTech Connect

A fire test was conducted by the Martin Marietta PORTS Fire Protection Engineering Department on October 3, 1991. This test was designed and set up to simulate a proposed storage configuration. The array consisted of 55-gallon steel drums, filled with noncombustible waste material, placed on wooden pallets stacked three tiers high. Results from the test served as the basis for determining the fire protection requirements for this type of storage. Data acquired from the test indicated that relatively high temperatures were obtained from the ignition source. These readings, taken during short durations throughout the test, were recorded from digital readouts connected to individual thermocouples. The test demonstrated that the wooden pallets did not significantly ignite and basically self-extinguished once the ignition source was consumed. Based upon these findings, storage of this type may be placed in the high bay (70 foot ceilings) sprinklered areas. This is providing that good housekeeping is implemented, large ignition sources are not allowed to be stored or parked in the area, and flammable and combustible liquids and solids are not permitted within the storage zones. The area shall also be designated as a {open_quotes}NO SMOKING{close_quotes} area.

Snook, B.L.

1992-06-19

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ISO-Compatible Palletized Flatrack (IPF) Transportability Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to test the ISO-Compatible Palletized Flatrack (IPF) on the Palletized Loa...

A. C. McIntosh

1995-01-01

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Unit Load Aviation Resupply Pallet (ULARP) Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) was tasked by the Project Manager, Ammunition Logistics (PM-AMMOLOG) to develop helicopter resupply loads on the Unit Load Aviation Resupply Pallet (ULARP) for the Cobra, Apache, Comanche, and K...

Q. D. Hartman

1992-01-01

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Acceptance Test Procedure: SY101 air pallet system  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this test procedure is to verify that the system(s) procured to load the SY-101 Mitigation Test Pump package fulfills its functional requirements. It will also help determine the man dose expected due to handling of the package during the actual event. The scope of this procedure focuses on the ability of the air pallets and container saddles to carry the container package from the new 100 foot concrete pad into 2403-WD where it will be stored awaiting final disposition. This test attempts to simulate the actual event of depositing the SY-101 hydrogen mitigation test pump into the 2403-WD building. However, at the time of testing road modifications required to drive the 100 ton trailer into CWC were not performed. Therefore a flatbed trailer will be use to transport the container to CWC. The time required to off load the container from the 100 ton trailer will be recorded for man dose evaluation on location. The cranes used for this test will also be different than the actual event. This is not considered to be an issue due to minimal effects on man dose.

Koons, B.M.

1995-05-30

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Design, Development, Fabrication and Testing of a Lightweight Pallet for Projectile, 155mm, He, M107.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this engineering effort was to provide a new pallet design for the shipment of 155mm projectiles. The new pallet design overcomes all deficiencies of the present wooden pallets used for shipment. The pallet described is fabricated from stee...

R. V. Moxley

1971-01-01

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EXPRESS Pallet Payload Interface Requirements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A viewgraph presentation describing the EXPRESS Pallet Space Station payload interface requirements is shown. The topics include: 1) External Payload Sites; 2) EXPRESS Pallet with Six Payload Envelopes; 3) EXPRESS Pallet in Payload Bay Representative Layout; 4) EXPRESS Pallet Installation SSRMS positions pallet for PAS mating on S3 truss; 5) EXPRESS Pallet Major Components; 6) EXPRESS Pallet Adapter; 7) EXPRESS Pallet Center Location Payload Envelope; 8) Envelope Restriction for EXPRESS Pallet Corner Payload Locations; 9) EXPRESS Pallet-PAS Truss Configuration; and 10) EXPRESS Pallet Payload Services and Specifications.

Holt, Alan C.

2004-01-01

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EXPRESS Pallet Payload Interface Requirements.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A viewgraph presentation describing the EXPRESS Pallet Space Station payload interface requirements is shown. The topics include: (1) External Payload Sites; (2) EXPRESS Pallet with Six Payload Envelopes; (3) EXPRESS Pallet in Payload Bay Representative L...

A. C. Holt

2004-01-01

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Portable pallet weighing apparatus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An assembly for use with several like units in weighing the mass of a loaded cargo pallet supported by its trunnions has a bridge frame for positioning the assembly on a transportation frame carrying the pallet while straddling one trunnion of the pallet and its trunnion lock, and a cradle assembly for incrementally raising the trunnion. The mass at the trunnion is carried as a static load by a slidable bracket mounted upon the bridge frame for supporting the cradle assembly. The bracket applies the static loading to an electrical load cell symmetrically positioned between the bridge frame and the bracket. The static loading compresses the load cell, causing a slight deformation and a potential difference at load cell terminals which is proportional in amplitude to the mass of the pallet at the trunnion.

Day, R. M. (inventor)

1984-01-01

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Solving the Pallet Loading Problem.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents new bounds, heuristics, and an exact algorithm for the Pallet Loading Problem (PLP). PLP maximizes the number of boxes placed on a rectangular pallet. All boxes have identical rectangular dimensions and, when placed, must be located co...

G. H. Martins R. F. Dell

2008-01-01

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Portable Pallet-Weighing Apparatus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Portable apparatus intended for standard four-trunnion pallets readily adaptable to any large payload or other loads where shifting of cargo is to be avoided. Device lifts trunnion of pallet short distance above its resting place. Weight at trunnion applied to load cell. Similar units placed at all four trunnions.

Day, R. M.

1983-01-01

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29 CFR 1917.14 - Stacking of cargo and pallets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-07-01 false Stacking of cargo and pallets. 1917.14 Section 1917.14 Labor Regulations...Operations § 1917.14 Stacking of cargo and pallets. Cargo, pallets and other material stored in tiers shall be...

2009-07-01

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29 CFR 1917.14 - Stacking of cargo and pallets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Stacking of cargo and pallets. 1917.14 Section 1917.14 Labor Regulations...Operations § 1917.14 Stacking of cargo and pallets. Cargo, pallets and other material stored in tiers shall be...

2010-07-01

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77 FR 38759 - New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals...Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to align pallet preparation standards for Periodicals...with a subject line of ``Periodicals Pallet Standards.'' Faxed comments are...

2012-06-29

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ISS External Payload Accommodations (EXPRESS pallet)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 'expedite the process of experiments to Space Station' (EXPRESS) pallet which is attached to the DS3 truss segment of the International Space Station (ISS) via the payload attach structure is illustrated. The EXPRESS pallet constitutes the primary ISS external payload carrier. Each pallet carries six robotically replaceable payload adapters which are capable of containing one or more payloads. The following aspects of the EXPRESS program and pallet are illustrated: the concept drivers; the physical integration; the installation and in-orbit replacement; and the experiments to be implemented. The program status is summarized.

Shelton, Harvey L.

1996-01-01

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Developemt Study on Pallet Manufacture and Use.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is intended to advise manufacturers and users on the subject of wooden pallets. It is hoped that it will enable existing and prospective users to determine their pallet needs correctly and to clearly specify their requirements in terms of mate...

B. C. Coetzee C. P. Ball

1980-01-01

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Expandable pallet for space station interface attachments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A foldable expandable pallet having a basic square configuration is disclosed. Each pallet is comprised of a plurality of struts, joined together by node point fittings to make a rigid structure. Some of the struts have hinge fittings and are spring loaded to permit collapse of the module for stowage and transport to a space station. Dimensions of the pallet are selected to provide convenient, closely spaced attachment points between the relatively widely spaced trusses of a space station platform. A pallet is attached to a truss at four points; one close fitting hole; two oversize holes; and a slot; to allow for thermal expansion/contraction and for manufacturing tolerances. Applications of the pallet include its use in rotary or angular joints; servicing of splints; with gridded plates; as an instrument mounting bases; and as a roadbed for a Mobile Service Center (MSC).

Wesselski, Clarence J. (inventor)

1989-01-01

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Expandable pallet for space station interface attachments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Described is a foldable expandable pallet for Space Station interface attachments with a basic square configuration. Each pallet consists of a series of struts joined together by node point fittings to make a rigid structure. The struts have hinge fittings which are spring loaded to permit collapse of the module for stowage transport to a Space Station in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle, and development on orbit. Dimensions of the pallet are selected to provide convenient, closely spaced attachment points between the node points of the relatively widely spaced trusses of a Space Station platform. A pallet is attached to a strut at four points: one close fitting hole, two oversize holes, and a slot to allow for thermal expansion/contraction and for manufacturing tolerances. Applications of the pallet include its use in rotary or angular joints; servicing of splints; with gridded plates; as instrument mounting bases; and as a roadbed for a Mobile Service Center (MSC).

Wesselski, Clarence J. (inventor)

1988-01-01

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Engineering study for pallet adapting the Apollo laser altimeter and photographic camera system for the Lidar Test Experiment on orbital flight tests 2 and 4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Laser Altimeter and Mapping Camera System was included in the Apollo Lunar Orbital Experiment Missions. The backup system, never used in the Apollo Program, is available for use in the Lidar Test Experiments on the STS Orbital Flight Tests 2 and 4. Studies were performed to assess the problem associated with installation and operation of the Mapping Camera System in the STS. They were conducted on the photographic capabilities of the Mapping Camera System, its mechanical and electrical interface with the STS, documentation, operation and survivability in the expected environments, ground support equipment, test and field support.

Kuebert, E. J.

1977-01-01

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Views of the OSS-1 pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Views of the OSS-1 pallet. Photos includes close-up view of the OSS-1 pallet at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Visible in the picture are the different experiment packages. In the upper right hand corner on a table is a portion of the Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) and the Contamination Monitor Package. In front of the table is the Vehicle Charging and Potential Experiment. The first round object in the center of the pallet is the PDP antenna. Beside it is the Solar Flare X-Ray Polarimeter Experiment (round container) and below that is the Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor. The grate like object is the Thermal Canister experiment. On the lower left of the pallet is part of the Induced Atmosphere Experiment (IAE). On the upper left of the pallet is the rest of the IAE and the Vehicle Charging and Potential experiment (26354); Technicians at Goddard check out the installation of some of the experiments aboard the OSS-1 (26355).

1982-01-01

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Floated pallet definition study. Volume 4: Summary volume  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The conceptual design of a suspension system for the Floated Pallet and a retention system to support the pallet during launch, maneuvering and descent are described. In addition, a control moment gyroscope support equipment configuration study including installation and an experiment mount and erection study was performed. The impact of these separate hardware studies on the existing pallet configuration was assessed and a modified pallet common module defined.

1975-01-01

36

77 FR 58774 - New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals...supreg]) 705.8.10.2 to align pallet preparation standards for Periodicals...align the preparation standards for merged pallets of Periodicals in DMM 705.10,...

2012-09-24

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Minimum Size Instance of a Pallet Loading Problem Equivalence Class.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Pallet Loading Problem (PLP) maximizes the number of identical rectangular boxes placed within a rectangular pallet. Boxes may be rotated 90 deg so long as they are packed with edges parallel to the pallet's edges, i.e., in an orthogonal packing. This...

G. H. Martins R. F. Dell

2007-01-01

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Wood pallet suppliers' reaction to online reverse auctions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively assess wood pallet suppliers' reaction to online reverse auctions and its impact on their business policies and practices. Design\\/methodology\\/approach Survey method was used to determine how pallet suppliers react to online reverse auctions. Findings Determines that pallet suppliers do not realize the benefits claimed by online reverse auction

M. L. Emiliani; D. J. Stec

2005-01-01

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NGST/XRCF Design and Build Wavescope System Pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Based on the successful Wavescope demonstration at MSFC at the end of March, the decision was made by the optical testing team to purchase an upgraded Wavescope from AOA. The MSFC version would include: a higher resolution camera (1000 x 1000 pixels); a higher density lenslet array (150 x 150); updated software; and longer cables (to accommodate the remote operation of the Wavescope optical head which was resident in the Beam Guide Tube). The AOA proposal for the new instrument was received in mid-April, and delivered to MSFC in mid-July. A considerable amount of effort was expended to provide the infrastructure needed for Wavescope operation, and to incorporate it into the overall test system. This was provided by the Wavescope System Pallet (WSP) built by UAH. The WSP is illustrated. Several instruments are incorporated on this pallet. These include the: Wavescope optical head; a PDI wavefront sensor; a point spread function sensor; a Leica light-based distance measuring sensor. In addition there is a single mode fiber point source (fed from a separate source pallet) which serves both as a reference for the Wavescope and as a source point for the test mirror. There is a dual function lens which both collimates the beam from the test image point, and images the test mirror onto the lenslet array. There is a high quality Collimator which can provide a flat input wavefront directly into the Wavescope. There are also various aids such as an alignment laser, an alignment telescope, alignment sticks and apertures. The WSP was delivered to MSFC on 7/28/99. An picture shows the WSP installed in the Guide Tube at the X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF).

Geary, Joe

1999-01-01

40

Naval Waste Package Drop With Emplacement Pallet  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this calculation was to determine the structural responses of the Emplacement Pallet and Naval Long Waste Package (WP) to drops from their highest possible lift heights. The scope of this document was limited to reporting the calculation results in terms of maximum stress intensities. The Naval Long WP is classified as Quality Level 1 (Ref 12, page 7, Table 1). The Emplacement Pallet is classified as Quality Level 2 (Ref. 19, page 7, Table 1). Therefore, this calculation is subject to the requirements of the Quality Assurance Requirements and Description (Ref. 11). AP-3.12Q, Calculations, was used to perform the calculation and develop the document (Ref. 3).

D.G. McLenzie

2005-08-04

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Pallet Use in Grocery Distribution Affects Forest Resource Consumption Location: A Spatial Model of Grocery Pallet Use.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To assess the impact of grocery pallet production on future hardwood resources, better information is needed on the current use of reusable pallets by the grocery and related products industry. A spatial model of pallet use in the grocery distribution sys...

R. B. Anderson

1991-01-01

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OSS-1 Payload Pallet processing after arrival at O and C bldg at KSC for STS-3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

OSS-1 Payload Pallet and vehicle changing and potential experiment being checked out by techicians after arrival at the Operations and Checkout (O and C) building at Kennedy Space Center for STS-3 mission. Photos include high view of OSS-1 payload pallet in the Cargo Integration Test Equipment (CITE) work stand, which simulates the orbiter's cargo bay (39285); view of technicians examing the Vehicle Charging and Potential (VCAP) experiment (39286); view of the Thermal Canister Experiment (39287).

1981-01-01

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STS-45 ATLAS-1 pallet and Igloo power unit mating in KSC O and C Bldg  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STS-45 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, Atmosphere Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS) 1 pallet and Igloo power unit mating completed in Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Operations and Checkout (O and C) Bldg test stand 3. View provided by KSC with alternate number KSC-91PC-1704.

1992-01-01

44

Development of baseline random vibration criteria for STS pallet payloads  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents a statistical evaluation of measured random vibration response data obtained from the Office of Space Science-1 (OSS-1) pallet payload. The data were measured during the acoustic test simulation (September 1980) and the ascent phase of the flight of STS-3, Orbiter 102 (launched from the Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982). Acoustic test efficiency factors are evaluated based on the Dynamic, Acoustic and Thermal Environments (DATE) instrumentation as the source of the measured vibration data. Test efficiency correction to test data is applied in the extrapolation of non-DATE acoustic test data to increase sample population size for improved statistical evaluation. For baseline criteria evaluation and development, data are grouped in accordance with the payload 'zone' in which the component is mounted.

On, F. J.

1983-01-01

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15. VIEW OF THE SAFE GEOMETRY PLUTONIUM METAL STORAGE PALLETS ...  

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

15. VIEW OF THE SAFE GEOMETRY PLUTONIUM METAL STORAGE PALLETS FROM THE INSIDE OF AN INPUT-OUTPUT STATION. INDIVIDUAL CONTAINERS OF PLUTONIUM ARE STORED IN THE WATER-FILLED, DOUBLE-WALLED STAINLESS STEEL TUBES THAT ARE WELDED ONTO THE PALLETS. (12/3/88) - Rocky Flats Plant, Plutonium Recovery Facility, Northwest portion of Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

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Quality Distribution of Pallet Parts from Low-Grade Lumber.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

More efficient use can be made of pallet material if high-quality parts are used in exposed or outside locations. An assessment of pallet-part quality showed that selective placement of parts can be achieved utilizing existing raw material mixes.

H. R. Large R. E. Frost

1973-01-01

47

THE PALLET INDUSTRY: A CHANGING HARDWOOD MA_T  

Microsoft Academic Search

From its inception during World War II, the wooden pallet industry has grown to become the Nation's largest industrial consumer of hardwood lumber products. Since most of the raw material in wooden pallets is lower grade lumber, the palter industry's growth, efficiency, and changing raw material inputs must be of concern to the grade hardwood lumber industry, the fine-hardwood lumber-using

Gilbert P. Dempsey; David G. Martens

48

Design and analysis of palletized ISS Payloads  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For development of commercial payloads integrated onto EXPRESS Pallet adapters, a wide variety of analysis tools are needed to properly assess the payload's mechanical, structural, and thermal characteristics. The simple transfer of solid model geometries from one of these analysis tools to another, though desired for effective concurrent engineering, can only occasionally be accomplished. The CSCE uses Pro/Engineer to develop the master payload geometry model. In that environment, MSC/NASTRAN and Pro/Mechanica achieve comparable accuracy in the structural analysis of relatively simple geometries; however, use of MSC/NASTRAN requires an additional model development step. For more complex geometries, MSC/NASTRAN offers significantly faster run times. .

Lagoudas, Magdalini Z.; Boyle, David R.

2000-01-01

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View of Spacelab 2 pallet in the open payload bay  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

View of the Spacelab 2 pallet in the open payload bay. The solar telescope on the Instrument Pointing System (IPS) is fully deployed. The Solar UV high resolution Telescope and Spectrograph are also visible.

1985-01-01

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19 CFR 10.41a - Lift vans, cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, caul boards, and cores for...

2010-04-01

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19 CFR 10.41a - Lift vans, cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, and similar instruments of international...cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, caul boards, and cores for...

2009-04-01

52

EXPRESS Service to the International Space Station: EXPRESS Pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) will be the ultimate scientific accomplishment in the history of NASA, with its primary objective of providing unique scientific investigation opportunities. This objective is the basis for the creation of the EXPRESS Pallet System (ExPs). The EXPRESS Pallet will provide extremal/unpressurized accommodations for a wide variety of external users. The payload developers represent many science disciplines, including earth observation, communications, solar and deep space viewing, long-term exposure, and many others. The EXPRESS Pallet will provide a mechanism to maximum utilization of the limited ISS unpressurized payload volume, standard physical payload interfaces for users, a standard integration template for users and the capability to changeout payloads on-orbit. The EXPRESS Pallet provides access to Ram, Wake, Starboard, Port, Nadir, Zenith and Earth Limb for exposure and viewing. 'Me ExPs consists of the Pallet structure, payload Adapters, and a subsystem assembly which includes data controller, power distribution and conversion, and Extra Vehicular Robotics/Extra-Vehicular Activity systems.

Primm, Lowell; Bergmann, Alan

1998-01-01

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Development of Lightweight Composite Pallets for Assembly Line of LCDs and PDPs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aluminum pallets are used in assembly lines for LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays) and PDPs (Plasma Display Panels). When used for high quality and large-sized LCDs and PDPs, these pallets have many problems, including heavy weight, and permanent deformation due to their own weight. To solve these problems, it is required that the pallets have light weight, high precision and multiple

Y. H. Kim; S. H. Eum; C. W. Bae; J. W. Han; K. J. Kim; Y. D. Jo; S. Y. Bae

2010-01-01

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77 FR 24200 - American Drum & Pallet, Memphis, Shelby County, TN; Notice of Settlement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CERCLA-04-2012-3770, FRL-9663-8] American Drum & Pallet, Memphis, Shelby County, TN; Notice...costs concerning the American Drum and Pallet Superfund Site located in Memphis, Shelby...2012-3770 or Site name American Drum & Pallet Superfund Site by one of the...

2012-04-23

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77 FR 47840 - American Drum and Pallet Company Site; Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; Notice of settlement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CERCLA-04-2012-3775] American Drum and Pallet Company Site; Memphis, Shelby County...costs concerning the American Drum and Pallet Company Superfund Site located in Memphis...comments by Site name American Drum and Pallet Company Site by one of the following...

2012-08-10

56

The Palletron: a high-dose uniformity pallet irradiator with X-rays  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new concept of X-ray irradiator for high-density products on pallets is proposed. Monte Carlo simulations are applied to predict the performance of this system and compare it to alternative pallet irradiators. The Monte Carlo predictions are in good agreement with experimental data obtained using pallets of different densities.

Stichelbaut, F.; Bol, J.-L.; Cleland, M. R.; Grgoire, O.; Herer, A. S.; Jongen, Y.; Mullier, B.

2004-09-01

57

The Structural Design and Analysis of Pallet in ITER Transfer Cask for Remote Handling Operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Necessary adjustment ranges and accuracies of the pallet for ITER are presented. Detailed structural designs and structural finite element analyses for pallet components are made to determine whether the results satisfy the requirements of the pallet structure to be used in ITER.

Zhou, Zibo; Yao, Damao; Cao, Lei; Li, Ge

2009-06-01

58

STABILITY EVALUATION OF METAL CASK ATTACHED TO A TRANSFER PALLET DURING LONG-PERIOD SEISMIC MOTIONS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rocking behavior of unfixed body is affected by center of mass, material coefficient of restitution and so on. 2/5 scale metal cask model considering these parameter was used for seismic test to evaluate stability of grounding metal cask attached to a transfer pallet under the influence of long-period earthquake motion. The newest knowledge from seismic test indicates seismic motion with high velocity over 100 kine not always cause the raise of response velocity of metal cask because of energy consumption by cask sliding and impact deformation of concrete. And new estimation method (called "Window energy spectrum method") of earthquake response spectrum gives suitable evaluation of response energy.

Kawaguchi, Shohei; Shirai, Koji; Kanazawa, Kenji

59

International Space Station EXPRESS Pallet. Ground Demonstration Baseline Design Review  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is comprised of the viewgraphs from the presentations of the EXPRESS Pallet Baseline Design Review meeting held July 20, 1995. Individual presentations addressed general requirements and objectives; mechanical, electrical, and data systems; software; operations and KSC (Kennedy Space Center) integration; payload candidates; thermal considerations; ground vs. flight demo; and recommended actions.

Schaffer, James R.

1995-01-01

60

Patterning pallet arrays for cell selection based on high-resolution measurements of fluorescent biosensors.  

PubMed

Pallet arrays enable cells to be separated while they remain adherent to a surface and provide a much greater range of cell selection criteria relative to that of current technologies. However there remains a need to further broaden cell selection criteria to include dynamic intracellular signaling events. To demonstrate the feasibility of measuring cellular protein behavior on the arrays using high resolution microscopy, the surfaces of individual pallets were modified to minimize the impact of scattered light at the pallet edges. The surfaces of the three-dimensional pallets on an array were patterned with a coating such as fibronectin using a customized stamping tool. Micropatterns of varying shape and size were printed in designated regions on the pallets in single or multiple steps to demonstrate the reliability and precision of patterning molecules on the pallet surface. Use of a fibronectin matrix stamped at the center of each pallet permitted the localization of H1299 and mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells to the pallet centers and away from the edges. Compared to pallet arrays with fibronectin coating the entire top surface, arrays with a central fibronectin pattern increased the percentage of cells localized to the pallet center by 3-4-fold. Localization of cells to the pallet center also enabled the physical separation of cells from optical artifacts created by the rough pallet side walls. To demonstrate the measurement of dynamic intracellular signaling on the arrays, fluorescence measurements of high spatial resolution were performed using a RhoA GTPase biosensor. This biosensor utilized fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between cyan fluorescent protein (CFP) and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) to measure localized RhoA activity in cellular ruffles at the cell periphery. These results demonstrated the ability to perform spatially resolved measurements of fluorescence-based sensors on the pallet arrays. Thus, the patterned pallet arrays should enable novel cell separations in which cell selection is based on complex cellular signaling properties. PMID:21621038

Shadpour, Hamed; Zawistowski, Jon S; Herman, Annadele; Hahn, Klaus; Allbritton, Nancy L

2011-06-24

61

Development of baseline random vibration environment criteria for Shuttle pallet payload subsystems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents a statistical evaluation of measured random vibration response data obtained from the Office of Space Science-1 (OSS-1) pallet payload. The data were measured during the acoustic test simulation (September 1980) and the ascent phase of the flight of STS-3, Orbiter 102 (launched from the Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982). Acoustic test efficiency factors are evaluated based on the Dynamic, Acoustic and Thermal Environments (DATE) instrumentation as the source of the measured vibration data. Test efficiency correction to test data is applied in the extrapolation of non-DATE acoustic test data to increase sample population size for improved statistical evaluation. For baseline criteria evaluation and development, data are grouped in accordance with the payload zone in which the component is mounted.

On, F. J.

1984-01-01

62

The BMDO Thruster-on-a-Pallet Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization sponsors an aggressive program to develop and demonstrate electric propulsion and space power technologies for future missions. This program supports a focused effort to design, fabricate, and space qualify a Russian Hall thruster system-on-a-pallet ready to take advantage of a near-term flight opportunity. The Russian Hall Effect Thruster Technology (RHETT) program will demonstrate an integrated pallet design in late FY95. The program also includes a parallel effort to develop advanced Solar Concentrator Arrays with Refractive Linear Element Technology (SCARLET). This synergistic technology will be demonstrated in a flight experiment this summer on the Comet satellite. This paper provides an overview of the RHETT and SCARLET programs with an emphasis on electric propulsion, recent progress, and near-term program plans.

Caveny, Leonard H.; Curran, Francis M.; Sankovic, John M.; Allen, Douglas M.; Brophy, John R.; Garner, Charles

1995-01-01

63

CENTER DIRECTOR RICHARD SMITH AND OTHER PERSONNEL OBSERVE SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND EXPERIMENT PALLET HO  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

CENTER DIRECTOR RICHARD SMITH AND OTHER PERSONNEL OBSERVE SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND EXPERIMENT PALLET HO KSC-383C-2860.02 P-16225,ARCHIVE-03951 Spacelab 1 module and its attached pallet are hoisted out of the payload canister, over the work stands and into the cargo bay of the Columbia.

1983-01-01

64

SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND ITS ATTACHED PALLET ARE HOISTED OUT OF PAYLOAD CANISTER TRANSPORT VEHICLE  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND ITS ATTACHED PALLET ARE HOISTED OUT OF PAYLOAD CANISTER TRANSPORT VEHICLE KSC-383C-2860.05 P-16287,ARCHIVE-03945 Spacelab 1 module and its attached pallet are hoisted out of the payload canister, over the work stands and into the cargo bay of the Columbia.

1983-01-01

65

Automatic design of 3-d fixtures and assembly pallets  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an implemented algorithm that automatically designs fixtures and assembly pallets to hold three-dimensional parts. The designed fixtures rigidly constrain and locate the part, obey task constraints, are robust to part shape variations, are easy to load, and are economical to produce. The algorithm is guaranteed to find the global optimum solution that satisfies these and other pragmatic conditions. We present the results of the algorithm applied to several practical manufacturing problems. For these complex problems the algorithm typically returns initial high-quality fixture designs in less than two minutes, and identifies th global optimum design in just over an hour.

Brost, R.C.; Peters, R.R.

1995-12-31

66

Spacelab Mission 2 pallet-only mode verification flight  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first two flights of Spacelab are intended to verify the utility and flexibility of all elements of the Spacelab inventory, incorporating an array of interchangeable components including pressurized manned laboratories, unpressurized platforms, and related support systems, which can be assembled in several different configurations of pallets and pressurized modules depending on the specific requirements of the mission. System performance will be monitored by flight instrumentation. Attention is given to Mission 2's unique payload-integration equipment and the general problem of mission planning.

Lester, R. C.; Witt, W. R., Jr.

1982-01-01

67

Cassini's remote sensing pallet is installed in the PHSF  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technicians from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology lift the remote sensing pallet in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC in July prior to installation on the Cassini spacecraft. A four- year, close-up study of the Saturnian system, the Cassini mission is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station in October 1997. It will take seven years for the spacecraft to reach Saturn. Scientific instruments carried aboard the spacecraft will study Saturn's atmosphere, magnetic field, rings, and several moons. JPL is managing the Cassini project for NASA.

1997-01-01

68

INSTALLATION OF SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND EXPERIMENT PALLET INTO THE ORBITER COLUMBIA'S PAYLOAD BAY  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

INSTALLATION OF SPACELAB 1 MODULE AND EXPERIMENT PALLET INTO THE ORBITER COLUMBIA'S PAYLOAD BAY KSC-383C-2862.09 P-16229,ARCHIVE-03950 Payload canister rolling into OPF, removal and installed into the Orbiter 102 payload bay.

1983-01-01

69

Expedite the Processing of Unpressurized Payloads to the International Space Station Using the ExPRESS Pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Expedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (ExPRESS) Pallet will be used as an experiment platform for external/unpressurized payloads to be flown aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose of the ExPRESS Pallet is to provide an easy access to the ISS for Scientific Investigators that require an external platform for their experiment hardware. As the name of the ExPRESS Pallet implies, the objective of the ExPRESS program is to provide a simplified integration process in a short time period (24 months) for payloads to be flown on the ISS. The ExPRESS Pallet provides unique opportunities for research across many science disciplines, including earth observation, communications, solar and deep space viewing, and long-term exposure. The ExPRESS Pallet provides access to Ram, Wake, Nadir, Zenith and Earth Limb for viewing and exposure to the space environment. The ExPRESS Pallet will provide standard physical payload interfaces, and a standard integration template. The ExPS consists of the Pallet structure, payload Adapters, a subsystem assembly that includes data controller, power distribution and conversion, and Extra Vehicular Robotics compatibility. The ExPRESS Pallet provides the capability to changeout payloads on-orbit via the ExPRESS Pallet Adapter (ExPA). The following paragraphs will describe the Services and Accommodations available to the Payload developers by the ExPRESS Pallet and a brief description of the Integration process. More detailed information on the ExPRESS Pallet can be found in the ExPRESS Pallet Payload Accommodations Handbook, SSP 52000-PAH-EPP.

Bacskay, Allen S.; Gilbert, Paul A. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

70

The Impact of Introducing 48- by 45-Inch Two-Way Pallets for General-Purpose Worldwide Military Use.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study describes and evaluates the impact of introducing a two-way 48- by 45-inch material-handling pallet for general military use worldwide. Comparisons are made between the standard general-use 40- by 48-inch four-way entry pallet and a 48- by 45-i...

G. H. Kabel C. G. Ellis

1976-01-01

71

Sex differences in lifting strategies during a repetitive palletizing task.  

PubMed

Forty-five manual material handlers (15 females, 15 expert males and 15 novice males) performed series of box transfers under conditions similar to those of large distribution centers. The objective of the study was to verify whether sex differences in joint motions and in back loading variables (L5/S1 moments) exist during multiple box transfers. The task consisted in transferring 24 15-kg boxes from one pallet to another (4 layers of boxes; 6 boxes/layer: 3 in the front row, 3 in the back) at a self-determined pace and then at an imposed pace of 9 lifts/min. Full-body 3D kinematic data were collected as well as external foot forces. A dynamic 3D linked segment model was used to estimate the net moments at L5/S1. The results show that the peak L5/S1 moment during lifting for females was significantly lower than for males, but once normalized to body size the difference disappeared. In general, the female workers were very close to the posture adopted by the novice males at the instant of the peak resultant moment. However, females were closer to the box than the male workers. One major sex difference was seen when lifting from the ground, with the use of interjoint coordination analyses. Female workers showed a sequential motion initiated by the knees, followed by the hip and the back, while expert males showed a more synchronized motion. The lifting strategy of females likely stretches lumbar spine passive tissues, which in turn put them at greater risk of back injuries. As observed in our previous studies, these differences between expert males, novice males and females are especially notable when the box is lifted from the ground. PMID:24931477

Plamondon, A; Larivire, C; Denis, D; St-Vincent, M; Delisle, A

2014-11-01

72

STS-56 Discovery, OV-103, payload bay (PLB) with ATLAS-2 pallet and SPARTAN-201  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During STS-56 with Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, in an atmospheric monitoring attitude, the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science 2 (ATLAS-2) unpressurized spacelab pallet and the mission peculiar support structure (MPESS)-mounted Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy 201 (SPARTAN-201) are visible in the payload bay (PLB). ATLAS-2 equipment and instruments include: the igloo (center foreground, only the top visible); the inverters and pump package (far right); port conical scan sensor (next to pump package at far right); the millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder (MAS) antenna (dish-shaped device at pallet center); the starboard conical scan sensor (small cylinder at far left); and the atmospheric trace module spectroscopy (ATMOS) (box behind conical sensor at far left). Smaller ATLAS-2 instruments located in the center of the pallet include (left to right): Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM or ACR); Solar Constant Instrument (SOLCON)

1993-01-01

73

STS-56 onorbit view of Discovery's, OV-103's, payload bay with ATLAS-2 pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During STS-56, the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science 2 (ATLAS-2) unpressurized spacelab pallet and its experiment equipment was documented in the payload bay (PLB) of Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103. ATLAS-2 equipment and instruments include: port conical scan sensor (cylindrical-shaped device at far right); the millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder (MAS) antenna (dish-shaped device at pallet center); the starboard conical scan sensor (small cylinder at far left); and the atmospheric trace module spectroscopy (ATMOS) (box behind conical sensor at far left). Smaller ATLAS-2 instruments located in the center of the pallet include (left to right): Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM or ACR); Solar Constant Instrument (SOLCON); Solar Spectrum Instrument (SOLSPEC); and MAS (large box just below antenna). The Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy 201 (SPARTAN-201) is missing as it was in the midst of separation from OV-103 when the photo wa

1993-01-01

74

STS-56 onorbit view of Discovery's, OV-103's, payload bay with ATLAS-2 pallet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During STS-56, the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science 2 (ATLAS-2) unpressurized spacelab pallet and its experiment equipment was documented in the payload bay (PLB) of Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103. ATLAS-2 equipment and instruments include: the igloo (center foreground, only the top is visible); the inverters and pump package (far right); port conical scan sensor (next to pump package at far right); the millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder (MAS) antenna (dish-shaped device at pallet center); the starboard conical scan sensor (small cylinder at far left); and the atmospheric trace module spectroscopy (ATMOS) (box behind conical sensor at far left). Smaller ATLAS-2 instruments located in the center of the pallet include (left to right): Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM or ACR); Solar Constant Instrument (SOLCON); Solar Spectrum Instrument (SOLSPEC); and MAS (large box just below antenna). The Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy

1993-01-01

75

STS-56 Discovery, OV-103, payload bay (PLB) with ATLAS-2 pallet and SPARTAN-201  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During STS-56 with Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, in an atmospheric monitoring attitude, the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science 2 (ATLAS-2) unpressurized spacelab pallet and the mission peculiar support structure (MPESS)-mounted Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy 201 (SPARTAN-201) are visible in the payload bay (PLB). ATLAS-2 equipment and instruments include: the igloo (center foreground, only the top visible); the inverters and pump package (far right); port conical scan sensor (adjacent to pump package at far right); the millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder (MAS) antenna (dish-shaped device at pallet center) with ATMOS recorder underneath it; the starboard conical scan sensor (small cylinder at far left); and the atmospheric trace module spectroscopy (ATMOS) (box behind conical sensor at far left). Smaller ATLAS-2 instruments located in the center of the pallet include (left to right): Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM or AC

1993-01-01

76

Atmospheric science facility pallet-only mode space transportation system payload (feasibility study), Volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The economic and technical feasibility is assessed of employing a pallet-only mode for conducting Atmospheric Magnetospheric Plasmas-in-Space experiments. A baseline design incorporating the experiment and instrument descriptions is developed. The prime instruments are packaged into four pallets in a physical and functional manner compatible with the Space Transportation System capabilities and/or constraints and an orbiter seven-day mission timeline. Operational compatibility is verified between the orbiter/payload and supporting facilities. The development status and the schedule requirements applicable to the Atmospheric Science Facility mission are identified. Conclusions and recommendations are presented and discussed.

1975-01-01

77

Approaches to environmental verification of STS free-flier and pallet payloads  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents an overview of the environmental verification programs followed on an STS-launched free-flier payload, using the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) as an example, and a pallet payload, using the Office of Space Sciences-1 (OSS-1) as an example. Differences are assessed and rationale given as to why the differing programs were used on the two example payloads. It is concluded that the differences between the programs are due to inherent differences in the payload configuration, their respective mission performance objectives and their operational scenarios rather than to any generic distinctions that differentiate between a free-flier and a pallet payload.

Keegan, W. B.

1982-01-01

78

Addendum report to atmospheric science facility pallet-only mode space transportation system payload feasibility study, volume 3, revision A  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The feasibility of accomplishing selected atmospheric science mission using a pallet-only mode was studied. Certain unresolved issues were identified. The first issue was that of assuring that the on-board computer facility was adequate to process scientific data, control subsystems such as instrument pointing, provide mission operational program capability, and accomplish display and control. The second issue evolved from an investigation of the availability of existing substitute instruments that could be used instead of the prime instrumentation where the development tests and schedules are incompatible with the realistic budgets and shuttle vehicle schedules. Some effort was expended on identifying candidate substitute instruments, and the performance, cost, and development schedule trade-offs found during that effort were significant enough to warrant a follow-on investigation. This addendum documents the results of that follow-on effort, as it applies to the Atmospheric Sciences Facility.

1976-01-01

79

The SHOLO Mill: Make Pallet Parts and Pulp Chips from Low-Grade Hardwoods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The SHOLO (from SHOrt LOg) process is used to produce pulp chips and pallet parts from low-grade hardwood. Long logs are bucked to short logs of predetermined lengths and quality and the round residue remaining is converted into pulp chips. A detailed des...

H. W. Reynolds C. J. Gatchell

1970-01-01

80

Analysis of Time Series Forecasting Methods for the Airlift of Palletized Sustainment Cargo.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain for sustainment cargo, over 45,000 pallets were transloaded at Incirlik AB, Turkey in from April 2008 to December 2009 with ultimate destinations in the USCENTCOM AOR, making Incirlik the largest transshipme...

B. A. Surdyk

2010-01-01

81

View of a pallet configured to support 51-A satellite-retrieval mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A high angle view of a Spacelab type pallet configured to support NASA's 51-A satellite-retrieval mission. At left are two capture devices called 'stingers' used to enter the communications satellites at the nozzle of the spent engine. Center are circular areas for clamping down and securing the satellites for the remainder of the trip.

1984-01-01

82

Activated Carbon Produced from Waste Wood Pallets: Adsorption of Three Classes of Dyes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Activated carbon was derived from waste wood pallets in Hong Kong via phosphoric acid activation and applied to adsorption\\u000a of basic dye (methylene blue), acid dyes (acid blue 25 and acid red 151), and reactive dye (reactive red 23). The results\\u000a showed that respective adjustment in phosphoric acid concentration, impregnation ratio, activation temperature, and activation\\u000a time could maximize the surface

Daniel C. W. Tsang; Jing Hu; Mei Yi Liu; Weihua Zhang; Keith C. K. Lai; Irene M. C. Lo

2007-01-01

83

A storage gas tank is moved to a pallet in the O&C  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- An overhead crane in the Operations and Checkout Building lowers one of four gas tanks onto the Spacelab Logistics Double Pallet while workers help guide it. Part of the STS-104 payload, the storage tanks two gaseous oxygen and two gaseous nitrogen -- comprise the high pressure gas assembly that will be attached to the Joint Airlock Module during two spacewalks. The tanks will support future spacewalk operations from the Station and augment the Service Module gas resupply system.

2001-01-01

84

A storage gas tank is moved to a pallet in the O&C  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Operations and Checkout Building, workers check out the placement of one of four gas tanks on the Spacelab Logistics Double Pallet. Part of the STS- 104 payload, the storage tanks two gaseous oxygen and two gaseous nitrogen -- comprise the high pressure gas assembly that will be attached to the Joint Airlock Module during two spacewalks. The tanks will support future spacewalk operations from the Station and augment the Service Module gas resupply system.

2001-01-01

85

A storage gas tank is moved to a pallet in the O&C  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Workers in the Operations and Checkout Building stand by while one of four gas tanks is moved toward the Spacelab Logistics Double Pallet. Part of the STS-104 payload, the storage tanks two gaseous oxygen and two gaseous nitrogen -- comprise the high pressure gas assembly that will be attached to the Joint Airlock Module during two spacewalks. The tanks will support future spacewalk operations from the Station and augment the Service Module gas resupply system.

2001-01-01

86

Biomechanical load on human lumbar spine in palletizing tasks with restriction to access and varying headroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the study was to determine if restriction to access, asymmetry of posture, and reduced headroom in lifting and palletizing tasks affect biomechanical stresses on the lumbar spine significantly. Eleven male blue collar workers with a mean age of 29.1yr, mean weight of 67.6kg, and mean height of 174.1cm with no musculoskeletal disorders were required to lift a

Shrawan Kumar

1999-01-01

87

Passive Thrust Oscillation Mitigation for the CEV Crew Pallet System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) was intended to be the next-generation human spacecraft for the Constellation Program. The CEV Isolator Strut mechanism was designed to mitigate loads imparted to the CEV crew caused by the Thrust Oscillation (TO) phenomenon of the proposed Ares I Launch Vehicle (LV). The Isolator Strut was also designed to be compatible with Launch Abort (LA) contingencies and landing scenarios. Prototype struts were designed, built, and tested in component, sub-system, and system-level testing. The design of the strut, the results of the tests, and the conclusions and lessons learned from the program will be explored in this paper.

Sammons, Matthew; Powell, Cory; Pellicciotti, Joseph; Buehrle, Ralph; Johnson, Keith

2012-01-01

88

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Report for Michigan: Worker Falls From Wooden Pallet During Remodeling Work at a Fruit Processing Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On August 22, 2001, a 55-year old male was injured when he fell from a wooden pallet being used as a personnel platform. The pallet was unsecured on the forks of rough terrain forklift. The victim was removing roof fascia boards during a remodeling projec...

2002-01-01

89

STS-56 ATLAS-2 pallet is lowered into OV-103's payload bay at KSC's OPF HB-3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STS-56 Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science 2 (ATLAS-2) unpressurized spacelab pallet and the mission peculiar support structure (MPESS)-mounted Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy 201 (SPARTAN-201) are lowered into the payload bay (PLB) of Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, at the Kennedy Space Center's (KSC's) Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) High Bay 3 (HB-3) during preflight integration. Clean-suited technicians monitor the progress and operation of the overhead crane from which the ATLAS-2 pallet/SPARTAN MPESS are suspended. ATLAS-2 equipment and instruments include: the igloo (cylindrical tank - front and center); the inverters and pump package (far right); port conical scan sensor (next to pump package at far right); the millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder (MAS) antenna (pallet center, just above igloo); the starboard conical scan sensor (small cylinder at far left); and the atmospheric trace module spectroscopy (ATMOS) (box behind conical se

1993-01-01

90

Views of the OSS-1 Experiment Pallet installed in the Cargo Bay for STS-3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Views of the OSS-1 Experiment Pallet installed in the Cargo Bay for STS-3. Photos include view of the OSS-1 inside the payload bay of the Columbia before the bay doors were closed in flight configuration. Along the bay's edge is the remote manipulator system (RMS) (26910); Wide angle view of the payload bay including the OSS-1 and RMS (26911); high angle view of the OSS-1 inside the payload bay before the bay doors were closed. Also seen along the edge is the RMS (26912).

1982-01-01

91

Autonomous pallet localization and picking for industrial forklifts: a robust range and look method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A combined double-sensor architecture, laser and camera, and a new algorithm named RLPF are presented as a solution to the problem of identifying and localizing a pallet, the position and angle of which are a priori known with large uncertainty. Solving this task for autonomous robot forklifts is of great value for logistics industry. The state-of-the-art is described to show how our approach overcomes the limitations of using either laser ranging or vision. An extensive experimental campaign and uncertainty analysis are presented. For the docking task, new dynamic nonlinear path planning which takes into account vehicle dynamics is proposed.

Baglivo, L.; Biasi, N.; Biral, F.; Bellomo, N.; Bertolazzi, E.; Da Lio, M.; De Cecco, M.

2011-08-01

92

Cassini's remote sensing pallet is prepared for installation in the PHSF  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The complete remote sensing pallet is lowered by technicians from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology to mate with the Cassini spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC in July. A four-year, close- up study of the Saturnian system, the Cassini mission is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station in October 1997. It will take seven years for the spacecraft to reach Saturn. Scientific instruments carried aboard the spacecraft will study Saturn's atmosphere, magnetic field, rings, and several moons. JPL is managing the Cassini project for NASA.

1997-01-01

93

Cassini's remote sensing pallet is mated to the spacecraft in the PHSF  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The complete remote sensing pallet is lowered by technicians from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology and mated at the interface with the Cassini spacecraft in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC in July. A four-year, close-up study of the Saturnian system, the Cassini mission is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station in October 1997. It will take seven years for the spacecraft to reach Saturn. Scientific instruments carried aboard the spacecraft will study Saturn's atmosphere, magnetic field, rings, and several moons. JPL is managing the Cassini project for NASA.

1997-01-01

94

Field evaluation of recycled plastic lumber (RPL) pallets. Final project report  

SciTech Connect

One significant component of the waste stream, discarded plastic products and packaging, continues to be a growing portion of the municipal solid waste (MSW). There has been considerable work done in characterizing the quantity and types of plastics in different waste streams, collection methods, separation, sorting as well as technologies for processing post-consumer mixed plastics. The focus in recent years has been the development of markets for recycled plastic products, which constitutes the second half of the material flow diagram cycle shown in Figure 1. One key product that holds significant promise for plastics recycling to be both technically feasible and economically viable is Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL). The contents of this report forms the second phase of a two-phase pilot project on developing specifications and standards for a product fabricated from RPL. Such standards and specifications are needed to prepare procurement guidelines for state and federal agencies interested in purchasing products made from recycled materials. The first phase focused on establishing a procedure to evaluate RPL product,s such as pallets, in a laboratory setting while this phase focuses on field evaluation of RPL pallets in service. This effort is critical in the development of new markets for RPL products. A brief summary of the findings from Phase 1 of this effort is presented next.

Krishnaswamy, P.; Miele, C.R.; Francini, R.B. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States); Yuracko, K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Yerace, P. [Dept. of Energy, Fernald, OH (United States)

1997-10-01

95

Orion MPCV Service Module Avionics Ring Pallet Testing, Correlation, and Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NASA Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) is being designed to replace the Space Shuttle as the main manned spacecraft for the agency. Based on the predicted environments in the Service Module avionics ring, an isolation system was deemed necessary...

J. Akers L. Staab T. Jones V. Suarez

2012-01-01

96

Energy conversion efficiencies of thermoelectric pallets (Bi2Pb3,Bi2Te3 and Pb2Te3) under the influences of electric and magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper aims to introduce the ability of thermo electric pallets to convert waste heat into electricity and also about the effect of electric or magnetic fields, which can exist already or applied in the conditions of their operation. Three thermo electric pallets (Bi2Pb3,Bi2Te3 and Pb2Te3) of cylindrical dimensions are prepared by 15mm mixture of different compositions. Thermo emf generations are carried out in the normal mode and then under the influence of applied electric and magnetic fields of different magnitudes in the temperature range of 460K.

Singh, Jaspal; Verma, S. S.

2013-06-01

97

Fire Tests Involving Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Small Containers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The storage of containerized flammable and combustible liquids has been the subject of fire testing to determine the mitigating effects of a sprinkler system during a fire situation. This paper reviews the results of 85 sprinklered fire tests that have been made available and includes small, intermediate and large scale storage test configurations.1 The storage configurations tested include solid pile\\/palletized,

David P. Nugent

1994-01-01

98

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Report: Assistant Manager Dies After 15-Foot Fall from Forklift-Suspended Pallet, South Carolina, September 6, 1995.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case of an assistant warehouse manager who fell to his death from a forklift suspended pallet was examined. The victim worked for a tire warehouse which had written safety procedures that were presented to new employees during orientation training. On...

1996-01-01

99

Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology (FACE) Report: Order Selector Dies After Jumping 16 Feet from an Elevated Pallet on an Overturning Forklift in South Carolina, July 24, 1991.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case of a 22 year old order selector who died after jumping 16 feet from an elevated pallet on a forklift when the forklift began to overturn was investigated. The employer was a distributor for the food service industry, providing foodstuffs and othe...

1991-01-01

100

Drum drop test report  

SciTech Connect

Testing was performed to determine actual damage to drums when dropped from higher than currently stacked elevations. The drum configurations were the same as they are placed in storage; single drums and four drums banded to a pallet. Maximum drop weights were selected based on successful preliminary tests. Material was lost from each of the single drum tests while only a small amount of material was lost from one of the pelletized drums. The test results are presented in this report. This report also provides recommendations for further testing to determine the appropriate drum weight which can be stored on a fourth tier.

McBeath, R.S.

1995-02-28

101

Environmental Technology Verification Report for Private Pallet Security Systems, LLC. MultiTrack? Layered Tracking Systems  

EPA Science Inventory

This test simulated shipments of hazardous waste contained in polyethylene (poly) drums, metal drums, and corrugated boxes through routine land transportation routes and across international ports of entry in the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez trade area. RFID tags were attached to four ...

102

TERSSE: Definition of the Total Earth Resources System for the Shuttle Era. Volume 6: An early shuttle pallet concept for the earth resources program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A space shuttle sortie mission which can be performed inexpensively in the early shuttle era and which, if the necessary intermediate steps are accomplished provides a major technological advance for the user organization-the U.S. Bureau of Census is described. The orbital configuration created for the Urban Land Use/1980 Census mission is illustrated including sensors and ground support equipment along with the information flow for the mission. Factors discussed include: specific Census Bureau functions to be supported by the mission; hardware and flight operations necessary for implementation of the mission; and integration of the TERSSE pallet into a shuttle mission.

1974-01-01

103

Comparative evaluation of Space Transportation System (STS)-3 flight and acoustic test random vibration response of the OSS-1 payload  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A comparative evaluation of the Space Transportation System (STS)-3 flight and acoustic test random vibration response of the Office of Space Science-1 (OSS-1) payload is presented. The results provide insight into the characteristics of vibroacoustic response of pallet payload components in the payload bay during STS flights.

On, F. J.

1983-01-01

104

A novel fast and flexible technique of radical kinetic behaviour investigation based on pallet for plasma evaluation structure and numerical analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes a new, fast, and case-independent technique for sticking coefficient (SC) estimation based on pallet for plasma evaluation (PAPE) structure and numerical analysis. Our approach does not require complicated structure, apparatus, or time-consuming measurements but offers high reliability of data and high flexibility. Thermal analysis is also possible. This technique has been successfully applied to estimation of very low value of SC of hydrogen radicals on chemically amplified ArF 193 nm photoresist (the main goal of this study). Upper bound of our technique has been determined by investigation of SC of fluorine radical on polysilicon (in elevated temperature). Sources of estimation error and ways of its reduction have been also discussed. Results of this study give an insight into the process kinetics, and not only they are helpful in better process understanding but additionally they may serve as parameters in a phenomenological model development for predictive modelling of etching for ultimate CMOS topography simulation.

Malinowski, Arkadiusz; Takeuchi, Takuya; Chen, Shang; Suzuki, Toshiya; Ishikawa, Kenji; Sekine, Makoto; Hori, Masaru; Lukasiak, Lidia; Jakubowski, Andrzej

2013-07-01

105

Launch Deployment Assembly Extravehicular Activity Neutral Buoyancy Development Test Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This test evaluated the Launch Deployment Assembly (LDA) design for Extravehicular Activity (EVA) work sites (setup, igress, egress), reach and visual access, and translation required for cargo item removal. As part of the LDA design, this document describes the method and results of the LDA EVA Neutral Buoyancy Development Test to ensure that the LDA hardware support the deployment of the cargo items from the pallet. This document includes the test objectives, flight and mockup hardware description, descriptions of procedures and data collection used in the testing, and the results of the development test at the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Neutral Buoyancy Simulator (NBS).

Loughead, T.

1996-01-01

106

STS-35 Mission Specialist Hoffman watches IPS testing in KSC's O and C Building  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) Jeffrey A. Hoffman participates in tests being conducted on the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) instrument pointing system (IPS) in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Operations and Checkout Building cleanroom. IPS will position Astro observatory's three ultraviolet telescopes on unpressurized spacelab pallet mounted in Columbia's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102's, payload bay (PLB). View provided by KSC with alternate number KSC-88PC-417.

1989-01-01

107

Development of a Smart Release Algorithm for Mid-Air Separation of Parachute Test Articles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Crew Exploration Vehicle Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) project is currently developing an autonomous method to separate a capsule-shaped parachute test vehicle from an air-drop platform for use in the test program to develop and validate the parachute system for the Orion spacecraft. The CPAS project seeks to perform air-drop tests of an Orion-like boilerplate capsule. Delivery of the boilerplate capsule to the test condition has proven to be a critical and complicated task. In the current concept, the boilerplate vehicle is extracted from an aircraft on top of a Type V pallet and then separated from the pallet in mid-air. The attitude of the vehicles at separation is critical to avoiding re-contact and successfully deploying the boilerplate into a heatshield-down orientation. Neither the pallet nor the boilerplate has an active control system. However, the attitude of the mated vehicle as a function of time is somewhat predictable. CPAS engineers have designed an avionics system to monitor the attitude of the mated vehicle as it is extracted from the aircraft and command a release when the desired conditions are met. The algorithm includes contingency capabilities designed to release the test vehicle before undesirable orientations occur. The algorithm was verified with simulation and ground testing. The pre-flight development and testing is discussed and limitations of ground testing are noted. The CPAS project performed a series of three drop tests as a proof-of-concept of the release technique. These tests helped to refine the attitude instrumentation and software algorithm to be used on future tests. The drop tests are described in detail and the evolution of the release system with each test is described.

Moore, James W.

2011-01-01

108

Challenges of CPAS Flight Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Crew Exploration Vehicle Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) is being designed to land the Orion Crew Module (CM) at a safe rate of descent at splashdown via a series of Drogue, Pilot, and Main parachutes. Because Orion is considerably larger and heavier than Apollo, many of the flight test techniques developed during the Apollo program must be modified. The Apollo program had a dedicated C-133 aircraft, which was modified to allow a simple airdrop of "boilerplate" flight test vehicles. However, the CPAS program must use either commercial or military assets with minimal modifications to airframes or procedures. Conceptual envelopes from 2-Degree Of Freedom trajectories are presented for several existing and novel architectures. Ideally, the technique would deliver a representative capsule shape to the desired altitude and dynamic pressure at test initiation. However, compromises must be made on the characteristics of trajectories or the fidelity of test articles to production hardware. Most of the tests to date have used traditional pallet and weight tub or missile-shaped test vehicles. New test vehicles are being designed to better incorporate Orion structural components and deploy parachutes in a more representative fashion. The first attempt to test a capsule-shaped vehicle failed due to unexpected events while setting up the test condition through a series of complex procedures. In order to avoid the loss of another expensive test article which will delay the program, simpler deployment methods are being examined and more positive control of the vehicle will be maintained. Existing challenges include interfacing with parent aircraft, separating test vehicles, achieving test conditions, and landing within limited test ranges. All these challenges must be met within cost and schedule limits.

Ray, Eric S.; Morris, Aaron L.

2011-01-01

109

Hexapod Mechanical Assembly modal survey test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the frame of the ESA Hexapod project phase C/D, Carlo Gavazzi Space and Politecnico di Milano under a contract with ALENIA SPAZIO performed the modal survey test of the flight unit of the Hexapod Mechanical Assembly (HMA). Hexapod is a high accuracy and stability pointing system designed to point NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SAGE III at the Earth to monitor the global distribution of aerosols and gaseous constituents in the atmosphere. Several environmental test verification activities on the Hexapod Mechanical Assembly (HMA) are foreseen, ranging from thermal-vacuum to lubrication/lifetime, and vibration testing. Most of these tests have already been performed on the HMA single actuators, six of them building the complete assembly, and the first test performed on the complete HMA is the Modal Survey testing with a dynamic simulator of SAGE III sensor installed. This test was performed at Politecnico di Milano facility for modal survey testing inside a 100.000 class cleanroom. Modal analysis and test was performed for the HMA in 3 different configurations, ranging from launch configuration to nominal and contingency reentry. The paper describes the performed prediction activities based on FEM analysis and the experimental modal analysis techniques used for the correlation and updating of the HMA finite element model that shall be used for dynamic behavior prediction both during random vibration proto-qualification test and during launch when integrated on the carrier pallet.

Olivier, M.; Duchini, G.; Fleming, P.; Galeazzo, P.; Prelato, P.; Ricci, S.; Terraneo, M.; Tominetti, F.

2004-08-01

110

NASA Tests Concepts for Low-Visibility Airport Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA researcher (Sharon Beskenis) checks out a research pallet in the NASA 757 research aircraft before deployment to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport. The month-long series of tests are designed to prove concepts for safely increasing airport capacity in low visibility situations. At runway approach, computer-generated graphics outline the correct runway and its precise location on a glass visor mounted between the pilot and cockpit windshield. Upon contact with the ground, aircraft position is shown on an electronic moving map on the instrument panel, as well as other active aircraft at the terminal. Positioning is via global positioning system satellites and an airport layout database. The program, dubbed Low Visibility Landing and Surface Operations, is led by NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. Other team members include NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

1997-01-01

111

Testing, Testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the current push for testing and accountability is a negative view of teachers and educational institutions. "Let's test these students and show what a poor job teachers and schools are doing. Then they'll have to shape up" seems the attitude of many proponents of accountability. This attitude presumes that, without outside oversight, teachers and schools are unable or unwilling to evaluate their students objectively and use such evaluations to improve education. I do not believe that this is true in most cases, and even if it were, simply introducing testing and accountability is unlikely to solve the problem. Testing and test taking are too easily influenced by factors other than students' inherent abilities to serve as the sole measure of academic success. Testing and accountability are not a silver bullet that will solve the problems of American education. They appear more likely to be a smokescreen behind which their proponents can abdicate responsibility for providing facilities that enhance learning and dedicated, well-prepared teachers who can objectively evaluate their own students.

Literature Cited

  1. Delbanco, A. Academia's Overheated Competition; The New York Times, March 16, 2001, p A21.

    Moore, John W.

    2001-07-01

112

Test plan for a live drum survey using the gamma-neutron sensor  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes performance tests to be made with the Gamma/Neutron Sensor (GNS), which that was designed and built for infield assay at an excavation site. The performance tests will be performed in Building WMF-628 in the Transuranic Storage Area of the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory on stored 55-gal drums of transuranic waste from the Rocky Flats Plant. The GNS is mounted on a wooden pallet that will allow horizontal and vertical scans of the stacked drums. Scanning speed and GNS sensitivity for gamma and neutron radiation fields will be estimated. Effects of temperature, electronic, and acoustic noise will be evaluated. Two- and three-dimensional plots of radiation field as a function of position will be developed from the data.

Gehrke, R.J.; Roybal, L.G.; Thompson, D.N.

1995-07-01

113

Teach Efficient Production with Modular Fixturing Pallets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advances in technology have yielded computer numerical control (CNC) machines and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software that saves time and increases productivity in today's industrial world. Training students to understand and use these technologies has become a key ingredient in preparing them for work in industry. Teachers of machining

Creger, Don W.; Payne, Brent A.

2010-01-01

114

Testing, Testing and More Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stresses that the use of standardized test results as a means for making any important decision about children's schooling should be opposed by teachers and parents. An alternative to standardized testing is proposed. (Author/DB)

Perrone, Vito

1981-01-01

115

What State Tests Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What the Illinois Goal Assessment Program (IGAP) test actually tests and the consequences of these tests for funding decisions were studied with a random sample of 100 school districts in the Cook County suburbs of Chicago. Eighth-grade IGAP scores for reading were obtained from the state report card, a document prepared by each school district

McGee, Glenn W.

116

What IQ Tests Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

As we approach the centenary of the first practical intelligence test, there is still little scientific agreement about how human intel- ligence should be described, whether IQ tests actually measure it, and if they don't, what they actually do measure. The controversies and debates that result are well known. This paper brings together results and theory rarely considered (at least

Ken Richardson

2002-01-01

117

Test Architecture, Test Retrofit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Just like buildings, tests are designed and built for specific purposes, people, and uses. However, both buildings and tests grow and change over time as the needs of their users change. Sometimes, they are also both used for purposes other than those intended in the original designs. This paper explores architecture as a metaphor for language

Fulcher, Glenn; Davidson, Fred

2009-01-01

118

Pinworm test  

MedlinePLUS

Oxyuriasis test; Enterobiasis test; Tape test ... diagnose this infection is to do a tape test. The best time to do this is in ... to confirm that there are eggs. The tape test may need to be done on three separate ...

119

Wood Used in Pallets Manufactured in the United States, 1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper reports results of a cooperative study by the USDA Forest Service, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, and Tuskegee Institute. The study was designed to provide statistically reliable information on national and regional use of wood in p...

D. B. McKeever D. R. McCurdy F. H. Kung J. T. Ewers

1986-01-01

120

Fueling the Heavy Division Using the Palletized Loading System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The heavy division consumes vast quantities of fuel during offensive operations using AirLand Battle Doctrine. The current petroleum distribution system, using 5,000 gallon semitrailer tankers and heavy expanded mobility tactical truck tankers, is not des...

J. M. Foster

1992-01-01

121

PBG test  

MedlinePLUS

Porphobilinogen test ... stop taking drugs that may interfere with the test. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when ... stop taking certain drugs that may interfere with test results. Drugs that can affect test results include: ...

122

Coombs test  

MedlinePLUS

Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. ... There are two types of the Coombs' test: Direct Indirect The ... that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells. Many diseases ...

123

Procalcitonin Test  

MedlinePLUS

... sample drawn from a vein in your arm Test Preparation Needed? None The Test Sample What is being tested? Procalcitonin is a ... a blood sample and throat culture. Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the ...

124

Housekeeping Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 463: Areas 2, 3, 9, and 25 Housekeeping Waste Sites, Nevada Test Site, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

The Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order was entered into by the State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense to identify sites of potential historical contamination and implement corrective actions based on public health and environmental considerations. The facilities subject to this agreement include the Nevada Test Site (NTS), parts of the Tonopah Test Range, parts of the Nellis Air Force Range, the Central Nevada Test Area, and the Project Shoal Area. Corrective Action Sites (CASs) are areas potentially requiring corrective actions and may include solid waste management units, individual disposal, or release sites. Based on geography, technical similarity, agency responsibility, or other appropriate reasons, CASs are grouped together into Corrective Action Units (CAUs) for the purposes of determining corrective actions. This report contains the Closure Verification Forms for cleanup activities that were performed at 13 CASs within CAU 463 on the NTS. The Housekeeping Closure Verification Form for each CAS provides the location, directions to the site, general description, and photographs of the site before and after cleanup activities. Housekeeping activities at these sites included removal of debris (e.g., wooden pallets, metal, glass, and trash) and other material. In addition, these forms confirm prior removal of other contaminated materials such as metal drums or buckets, transformers, lead bricks, batteries, and gas cylinders. Based on these activities, no further action is required at these CASs.

U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office

1999-11-24

125

Corrective action plan for corrective action Unit 342: Area 23 Mercury Fire Training Pit, Nevada Test Site, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

The Mercury Fire Training Pit is a former fire training area located in Area 23 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The Mercury Fire Training Pit was used from approximately 1965 to the early 1990s to train fire-fighting personnel at the NTS, and encompasses an area approximately 107 meters (m) (350 feet [ft]) by 137 m (450 ft). The Mercury Fire Training Pit formerly included a bermed burn pit with four small burn tanks, four large above ground storage tanks an overturned bus, a telephone pole storage area, and areas for burning sheds, pallets, and cables. Closure activities will include excavation of the impacted soil in the aboveground storage tank and burn pit areas to a depth of 1.5 m (5 ft), and excavation of the impacted surface soil downgradient of the former ASTs and burnpit areas to a depth of 0.3 m (1 ft). Excavated soil will be disposed in the Area 6 Hydrocarbon Landfill at the NTS.

Nacht, S.

1999-08-01

126

VDRL test  

MedlinePLUS

The VDRL test is a screening test for syphilis. It measures substances, called antibodies, that your body ... come in contact with the bacteria that causes syphilis. This bacteria is called Treponema pallidum. The test ...

127

Test Madness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There's accountability and then there's the testing craze an iatrogenic practice that undermines real learning. Hedrick documents the negative effects of testing, giving teachers another weapon in their arsenal against mindless preparation for high-stakes tests.

Hedrick, Wanda B., Ed.

2007-01-01

128

Urodynamic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... no anesthesia is needed. Uroflowmetry equipment Postvoid Residual Measurement This urodynamic test measures the amount of urine ... with local anesthesia. Cystometric test Leak Point Pressure Measurement This urodynamic test measures pressure at the point ...

129

HPV Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Was this page helpful? Also known as: HPV DNA Formal name: Genital Human Papillomavirus Related tests: Pap ... in males; however, some specialty labs have validated DNA tests for analyzing anal swabs from males. Test ...

130

Leak testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Leak-testing methods for gas and liquid systems are described. The physical principles of molecular, liquid, and gas flow; relations of leak-testing methods and instrumentation; and tracer gases used in testing vacuum systems are discussed.

Engelhardt, R. E.

1973-01-01

131

Pharmacogenomic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

132

Fungal Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... this website will be limited. Search Help? Fungal Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... body fluids, blood, and/or a tissue biopsy . Test Preparation Needed? None The Test Sample What is ...

133

Thyroid Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... the thyroid, a computerized tomography (CT) scan, or nuclear medicine tests, to diagnose and find the cause ... is having the scan for other health problems. Nuclear medicine tests. Nuclear medicine tests of the thyroid ...

134

Pregnancy Tests  

MedlinePLUS

Home > Publications > Our publications > Our publications Publications Pregnancy tests fact sheet Print this fact sheet Pregnancy tests fact sheet (full version) (PDF, 824 KB) Pregnancy tests fact sheet health snapshot (one- ...

135

Testing Services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Trace Laboratories is an independent testing laboratory specializing in testing printed circuit boards, automotive products and military hardware. Technical information from NASA Tech Briefs and two subsequent JPL Technical Support packages have assisted Trace in testing surface insulation resistance on printed circuit board materials. Testing time was reduced and customer service was improved because of Jet Propulsion Laboratory technical support packages.

1993-01-01

136

Testing Components  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our goal is to investigate specication-base d approaches to testing OO components. That is, given a class C and its specication, how do we test C to see if it meets its spec- ication? Two important requirements that we impose on the testing approach are that it must not require access to the source code of the class under test;

Neelam Soundarajan; Benjamin Tyler

137

Bilirubin Test  

MedlinePLUS

... requirements vary by laboratory; ask your lab or health care provider for instructions. The Test Sample What is being tested? Bilirubin is an ... requirements vary by laboratory. Ask your lab or health care provider for instructions. You ... the test. The Test How is it used? When is ...

138

Perpetual Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Perpetual Testing project was part of the High Assurance Cluster of projects in the DARPA Evolutionary Design of Complex Software Program. The Perpetual Testing project as a whole was a collaboration of Purdue University (continued at the University o...

M. Young

2003-01-01

139

Humidity Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Describes test methods and techniques for evaluating the effects of high and low humidity on various types of military equipment. Humidity tests of two types are described: (1) High Humidity and Temperature and (2) Low Humidity and High Temperature.

1979-01-01

140

Genetic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... on to their children Screening embryos for disease Testing for genetic diseases in adults before they cause ... provide information about the pros and cons of testing. NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute

141

RPR test  

MedlinePLUS

... couples be screened for syphilis before getting a marriage license. The test is also used to see ... accurate. False-negatives may occur in persons with early- and late-stage syphilis. More testing may be ...

142

Tensilon test  

MedlinePLUS

... dummy medicine (inactive placebo) is given during this test. The health care provider gives the medicine through one of your ... fainting or breathing failure. This is why the test is done by a health care provider in a medical setting.

143

ACT Test  

MedlinePLUS

... a satellite laboratory. ^ Back to top 2. Can lupus anticoagulant interfere with the ACT test? The ACT test is generally not affected by lupus anticoagulant (LAC). Nevertheless, the presence of LAC has ...

144

Plant Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Plants are the most important terrestrial primary producers, forming the basis of all ecosystems. Therefore, they are an indispensable\\u000a part of any test set for the ecotoxicological characterization of wastes. In the ring test, following ISO standard guideline\\u000a 11269-2, the plant growth test was performed with three waste types INC, SOI, and WOO. A total of 107 tests (55 with

B. Foerster; C. Firla; T. Junker

145

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes three flame test demonstrations including "Student-Presented Demonstrations on the Colors of Transition Metal Complexes,""A Flame Test Demonstration Device," and "Vivid Flame Tests." Preparation and procedures are discussed. Included in the first demonstration is an evaluation scheme for grading student demonstrations. (CW)

Gilbert, George L., Ed.

1988-01-01

146

Teacher Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-page introduction is followed by summaries of articles and documents on teacher competency testing. George F. Madaus argues that, although tests serve some useful functions, treating them as a major mechanism for reforming education is questionable. Peter A. Garcia examines the negative impact of testing on minority teachers and minorities

Dunn, Judy; And Others

1987-01-01

147

Scenario Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Scenario Testing. The scenario test involves a story about how the program is used, including information about the motivations of the people involved. The Soap Opera emphasizes the human issues, even beyond the traditional scenario. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, suggested readings, and study guide materials.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

148

Schilling test  

MedlinePLUS

Vitamin B12 absorption test ... This test may be done in four different stages to find the cause of a low vitamin B12 level. ... can absorb vitamin B12. Stage II of the test can tell whether a low vitamin B12 level ...

149

Odor test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To prevent the use of spacecraft material that would outgas objectionable or nauseating odors, an odor test was developed. This test provided a means whereby candidate spacecraft materials were subjected to a particular environment and the outgassed products were evaluated by an odor panel. This panel was comprised of individuals with acute olfactory senses. The test results of the odor panel provided design engineers with data regarding potential material-odor problems. The odor-test procedure, panel-member selection, and odor scoring methods are described and typical test results are presented.

Schluter, L. A.; Pippen, D. L.

1971-01-01

150

Analytical testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analytical methods for combining flight acceleration and strain data with shake test mobility data to predict the effects of structural changes on flight vibrations and strains are presented. This integration of structural dynamic analysis with flight performance is referred to as analytical testing. The objective of this methodology is to analytically estimate the results of flight testing contemplated structural changes with minimum flying and change trials. The category of changes to the aircraft includes mass, stiffness, absorbers, isolators, and active suppressors. Examples of applying the analytical testing methodology using flight test and shake test data measured on an AH-1G helicopter are included. The techniques and procedures for vibration testing and modal analysis are also described.

Flannelly, W. G.; Fabunmi, J. A.; Nagy, E. J.

1981-01-01

151

ACES: a time and frequency mission for the International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space) was selected by ESA as a candidate express pallet adapter payload. Part of the early utilisation phase of the International Space Station, Express Pallet Adapters are specific external locations dedicated to the accommodation of small instruments and experiments. ACES tests a new generation of micro-gravity clocks with frequency stability in the range 10-16 to

S. Feltham; F. Gonzalez; P. Puech

1999-01-01

152

KRAS Testing  

PubMed Central

Activating point mutations in codons 12, 13, and 61 of the KRAS proto-oncogene are common in colorectal, nonsmall cell lung, pancreatic, and thyroid cancers. Constitutively activated KRAS mutations are strongly associated with a resistance to antiepidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapies, such as panitumumab and cetuximab used for treating metastatic colorectal carcinoma and EGFR tyrosine inhibitors used for advanced nonsmall cell lung cancers. Since anti-EGFR therapies are costly and may exert deleterious effects on individuals without activating mutations, KRAS mutation testing is recommended prior to the initiation of anti-EGFR therapy for these malignancies. The goal of this review is to summarize the KRAS mutation testing methods. Testing is now routinely requested in the clinical practice to provide data to assign the most appropriate anticancer chemotherapy for each given patient. Review of the most relevant literature was performed. Several areas were considered: ordering of the test, selection of the sample to be tested, and review of the testing methodologies. We found that several different methods are used for clinical KRAS mutation testing. Each of the methodologies is described, and information is provided about their performance, cost, turnaround times, detection limits, sensitivities, and specificities. We also provided tips for the appropriate selection and preparation of the sample to be tested. This is an important aspect of KRAS testing for clinical use, as the results of the test will affect clinical decisions with consequences for the patient.

Shackelford, Rodney E.; Whitling, Nicholas A.; McNab, Patricia; Japa, Shanker

2012-01-01

153

Exploratory Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Exploratory Testing. Software testing is a technical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with empirical information about the quality of a software product, system or service. The investigation includes research necessary to design information-revealing tests and interpret their results, building tools and data sets to make those tests possible, and communication necessary to report results to stakeholders in an effective way. Like any skilled tester, the explorer does all of these. The difference is that the explorer does them in any sequence that is useful, mixing research, design, execution, interpretation, and communication so as to keep exposing new information and keep up with the ongoing changes in market, platform, design, and implementation of the software under test. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, and suggested readings.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

154

A UVC device for intra-luminal disinfection of catheters: in vitro tests on soft polymer tubes contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans.  

PubMed

Bacterial colonization of central venous catheters (CVCs) causes severe complications in patients. As a result, developing methods to remove and prevent bacterial and fungal colonization of CVCs is imperative. Recently, we have demonstrated that disinfection by radiation of polymer tubes with UVC light is possible. In this paper we present dose-response results using a newly developed UVC disinfection device, which can be connected to a Luer catheter hub. The device was tested on soft polymer tubes contaminated with a pallet of microorganisms, including Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ca 10(3) CFU mL(-1)). The tubes were equipped with a modified catheter hub and interfaced to the disinfection device via a middle piece separating the disinfection device from the hub. The contamination lasted for 3 h prior to treatment to simulate an aseptic breach. Our results show UVC killing in a dose and time dependent manner, with no viable counts after 2 min of radiation for bacteria. Killing of C. albicans was obtained at >20 min in an UVC absorbing suspension. We believe our results to be transferable directly to the clinic, and we are currently working on a setup for clinical trial. PMID:21699548

Bak, Jimmy; Begovic, Tanja; Bjarnsholt, Thomas; Nielsen, Anne

2011-01-01

155

Trypsinogen Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Cancer , Pancreatitis , Pancreatic Insufficiency , Pancreatic Diseases Screening: Screening Tests for Newborns Elsewhere On The Web Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Canada National Heart ...

156

Crushing Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners design a crushing test and discover that identifying and controlling the variables may be difficult. Although the crushing test will not give conclusive results, it is a good opportunity to discuss variables and why they are sometimes difficult to control. This crushing test is also a good example of how a particular test does not always give enough information to answer a question. This is a follow-up to the activity called "Curious Crystals," in which learners investigate crystals and their properties to identify an unknown crystal.

Kessler, James H.; Galvan, Patricia M.

2007-01-01

157

Strength Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Postural deviations resulting from strength and flexibility imbalances include swayback, scoliosis, and rounded shoulders. Screening tests are one method for identifying strength problems. Tests for the evaluation of postural problems are described, and exercises are presented for the strengthening of muscles. (JN)

Londeree, Ben R.

1981-01-01

158

Nondestructive testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to determine the effectiveness of a given nondestructive testing inspection procedure, trials must be conducted to compare predicted and actual defect sizes. Procedures based on magnetic particle inspection seem to be the most appropriate for detecting surface breaking cracks. Other procedures are required to measure crack depth. It will soon be possible for properly validated nondestructive testing equipment

1985-01-01

159

Optical testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Optical testing is one of the most vital elements in the process of preparing an optical instrument for launch. Without well understood, well controlled, and well documented test procedures, current and future mission goals will be jeopardized. We should keep in mind that the reason we test is to provide an opportunity to catch errors, oversights, and problems on the ground, where solutions are possible and difficulties can be rectified. Consequently, it is necessary to create tractable test procedures that truly provide a measure of the performance of all optical elements and systems under conditions which are close to those expected in space. Where testing is not feasible, accurate experiments are required in order to perfect models that can exactly predict the optical performance. As we stretch the boundaries of technology to perform more complex space and planetary investigations, we must expand the technology required to test the optical components and systems which we send into space. As we expand the observational wavelength ranges, so must we expand our range of optical sources and detectors. As we increase resolution and sensitivity, our understanding of optical surfaces to accommodate more stringent figure and scatter requirements must expand. Only with research and development in these areas can we hope to achieve success in the ever increasing demands made on optical testing by the highly sophisticated missions anticipated over the next two decades. Technology assessment and development plan for surface figure, surface roughness, alignment, image quality, radiometric quantities, and stray light measurement are presented.

Wyant, James; Hochberg, Eric; Breault, Robert; Greivenkamp, John; Hunt, Gary; Mason, Pete; Mcguire, James; Meinel, Aden; Morris, Mike; Scherr, Larry

1992-01-01

160

Hypothesis Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Kyle Siegrist of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, this is an online, interactive lesson on hypothesis testing. The author provides examples, exercises, and applets about the concept. These include tests in the normal model, Bernoulli Model and two-sample normal model as well as likelihood ratio and goodness of fit tests. Additionally, the author provides a set of external resources for students looking to further their study of this topic. This is simply one of seventeen different statistics lessons provided by the author. They are easily accessed as this site is formatted much like an online textbook.

Siegrist, Kyle

2009-02-19

161

Collaborative Testing and Test Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior research concluded that collaborative learning reduces test anxiety. Examination of the evidence used in that research, however, calls into question those conclusions. The present study used an empirical measure of test anxiety and an experimental design to provide an improved estimate of the effect of collaboration in an evaluative context

Breedlove, William; Burkett, Tracy; Winfield, Idee

2004-01-01

162

Insulin Test  

MedlinePLUS

... glucose levels, and has a role in lipid metabolism . This test measures the amount of insulin in ... insulin used today is synthetic, made by biochemical synthesis to identically match the biological activity of the ...

163

Chloride Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Formal name: Chloride Related tests: Sodium , Potassium , Bicarbonate , Electrolytes , Comprehensive Metabolic Panel , Basic Metabolic Panel , Blood Gases ... if there is a problem with your body's electrolyte balance or acid-base balance and to monitor ...

164

Perpetual Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Massachusetts participated with Purdue University and the University of California at Irvine (under separate contractual efforts) in a teamed research effort to advance the state-of-the-art in software testing. The University of Massachu...

L. J. Osterwell L. A. Clarke

2003-01-01

165

Mono Test  

MedlinePLUS

... through http://emedicine.medscape.com . Accessed May 2009. Smith, D. S. (Updated 2008 September 3). Mononucleosis. MedlinePlus Medical ... medlineplus/ency/article/000591.htm . Accessed May 2009. Smith, D. S. (Updated 2008 September 3). Mononucleosis spot test. ...

166

Tested Demonstrations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included are three demonstrations that include the phase change of ice when under pressure, viscoelasticity and colloid systems, and flame tests for metal ions. The materials, procedures, probable results, and applications to real life situations are included. (KR)

Gilbert, George L.

1990-01-01

167

Permeability Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur provides an outline of constant head and falling head permeability tests of soil. This is a great resource for anyone studying geology and soil science.

2008-05-16

168

Pap Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Home About My Pictures Browse Search Quick Search Image Details Pap Test View/Download: Small: 698x637 View ... Added: 2/26/2010 Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image ...

169

Genomic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... may increase or decrease a persons risk of common diseases, such as cancer or diabetes. Such tests and ... genomic technologies have the potential to help prevent common disease and improve the health of individuals and populations. ...

170

Sweat Test  

MedlinePLUS

... are frequently used: sweat chloride concentration and sweat conductivity measurement. Sweat chloride analysis is recommended as the diagnostic test for CF. Sweat conductivity may be used to screen for CF. How ...

171

Testosterone Test  

MedlinePLUS

... organ fat), insulin resistance , and increased risk of coronary artery disease . In females, testosterone testing may be done ... albumin (38%), the main protein in the fluid portion of the blood, or bound to a specific ...

172

Pregnancy test  

MedlinePLUS

... hormone in the body called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears ... of blood tests: Qualitative, which measures whether the HCG hormone is present Quantitative, which measures how much ...

173

VMA Test  

MedlinePLUS

... sample will need to be sent to a reference laboratory . ^ Back to top 3. Will my results be ... D. & Pagana, T. J. ( 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp ...

174

Toxoplasma test  

MedlinePLUS

... Toxoplasma gondii . The parasite causes an infection called toxoplasmosis . The infection is a danger to a developing ... the health care provider suspects that you have toxoplasmosis. In pregnant women, the test is done to: ...

175

Potassium Test  

MedlinePLUS

... as: K Formal name: Potassium Related tests: Chloride , Sodium , Bicarbonate , Electrolytes , Basic Metabolic Panel , Comprehensive Metabolic Panel , Aldosterone ... function. Potassium, along with other electrolytes such as sodium , chloride , and bicarbonate (total CO2) , helps regulate the amount of fluid ...

176

Bicarbonate Test  

MedlinePLUS

... CO 2 Content; Bicarb; HCO 3 - Formal name: Bicarbonate Related tests: Electrolytes ; Sodium ; Potassium ; Chloride ; CMP ; BMP ; Blood Gases Total CO 2 or bicarbonate is different than the partial pressure of CO ...

177

Lactate Test  

MedlinePLUS

... affect normal ATP production Strenuous exercise, as with marathon runners How is the sample collected for testing? ... affect normal ATP production Strenuous exercise, as with marathon runners When a patient is being treated for ...

178

Bernstein test  

MedlinePLUS

Acid perfusion test ... your nose and into your esophagus. Mild hydrochloric acid will be sent down the tube, followed by ... when the tube is put into place. The acid may cause symptoms of heartburn. Your throat may ...

179

Allergy Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... directed by a healthcare professional with sufficient allergy/immunology training and prompted by your medical history. Types ... testing that the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) believes are not useful, effective or may ...

180

Cholesterol Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Sample Required? A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a fingerstick Test Preparation ... often, a blood sample is collected from a vein in the arm. Sometimes cholesterol is measured using ...

181

TORCH Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Previous Reviews Frey, Rebecca J. TORCH Tests. Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. 1st Edition. Gale Research Group, 1999. ... com . (Update May 1, 2007) Lewis R. MedlinePlus Encyclopedia. TORCH screen. Available online at http://www.nlm. ...

182

Gonorrhea Test  

MedlinePLUS

... Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that victims of sexual assaults get NAAT testing for both C. trachomatis and ... to verify cases with legal implications such as sexual assault. Until the legal system changes, only a positive ...

183

Dissolution Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ever since dissolution was known to have a significant effect on bioavailability and clinical performance, dissolution analysis\\u000a of pharmaceutical solids has become one of the most important tests in drug product development and manufacturing, as well\\u000a as in regulatory assessment of drug product quality. Not only can dissolution testing provide information regarding the rate\\u000a and extent of drug absorption in

Sau Lawrence Lee; Andre S. Raw; Lawrence Yu

184

Testing Composites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A device for testing composites for strength characteristics has been developed by Acoustic Emission Technology Corporation. Called the Model 206AU, the system is lightweight and portable. It is comprised of three sections. The "pulser" section injects ultrasonic waves into the material under test. A receiver picks up the simulated stress waves as they pass through the material and relays the signals to the acoustic emission section, where they are electronically analyzed.

1981-01-01

185

Testing technology  

SciTech Connect

This bulletin from Sandia National Laboratories presents current research highlights in testing technology. Ion microscopy offers new nondestructive testing technique that detects high resolution invisible defects. An inexpensive thin-film gauge checks detonators on centrifuge. Laser trackers ride the range and track helicopters at low-level flights that could not be detected by radar. Radiation transport software predicts electron/photon effects via cascade simulation. Acoustic research in noise abatement will lead to quieter travelling for Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) commuters.

Not Available

1993-10-01

186

Test Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are some activities to help study for a test covering systems of equations. Battleship Author: Alice Keeler Easy, Medium, Hard Battleship Rags to Riches (Who wants to be a Millionaire) Author: unknown Challenging requires students to solve some problems backwards) Rags to Riches Jepordary Author: Alice Keeler One and two player versions-includes systems of inequalities. Jepordary ...

Cook, Miss

2008-07-22

187

Testing Superintendents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes 3-hour written examination for superintendent certification in Missouri. The School Superintendent Assessment, produced by the Educational Testing Service, has 3 1-hour parts: Evaluation of Action, Synthesis of Information and Problem Solving, and Analysis of Information and Decision Making. Other states are adopting exam. One

Beem, Kate

2002-01-01

188

Tauwer Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

TAUWER is a proposed astroparticle experiment to detect ultrahigh energy TAU neutrinos, using detector towers arrayed on a mountainside looking down into a valley. This test is to study the possibility of replacing Hamamatsu miniature PMTs with SiPMs for ...

A. Ronzhin J. Russ M. Iori

2011-01-01

189

Fair Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

. We investigate the notion of fair testing, a formal testingtheory in the style of De Nicola and Hennessy, where divergences aredisregarded as long as there are visible outgoing transitions. The usualtesting theories, such as the standard model of failure pre-order, do notallow such fair interpretations because of the way in which they ensuretheir compositionality with respect to abstraction from

Ed Brinksma; Arend Rensink; Walter Vogler; Insup Lee; Scott A. Smolka

1995-01-01

190

Solubility Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners apply a dissolving test to known crystals to identify the unknown. Since the unknown is chemically the same as one of the known crystals, it should dissolve similarly. By dissolving each of the crystals in the same amount of water and comparing the amount of crystal left behind, learners will gain some information about the possible identity of the unknown.

Kessler, James H.; Galvan, Patricia M.

2007-01-01

191

Microgrid Testing  

SciTech Connect

With the publication of IEEE 1574.4 Guide for Design, Operation, and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems, there is an increasing amount of attention on not only the design and operations of microgrids, but also on the proper operation and testing of these systems. This standard provides alternative approaches and good practices for the design, operation, and integration of microgrids. This includes the ability to separate from and reconnect to part of the utility grid while providing power to the islanded power system. This presentation addresses the industry need to develop standardized testing and evaluation procedures for microgrids in order to assure quality operation in the grid connected and islanded modes of operation.

Shirazi, M.; Kroposki, B.

2012-01-01

192

Django Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In order to facilitate the production of higher-quality code (and maintain the sanity of developers), Django comes equipped\\u000a with an automated testing suite. Writing perfect code is next to impossible. It can be done, but theres a very good reason\\u000a that computer keyboards have a Backspace key on them: people make mistakes. While a few developers probably like to think

Jim McGaw

193

Hardness Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The hardness of materials is commonly characterized using indentation techniques. The hardness values depend on the tool employed\\u000a and the measured parameter, for wood, the anisotropy, heterogeneity and hygroscopicity also influence the measurements. In\\u000a this chapter, different methods used for hardness testing of wood are presented. Possible correlations between the different\\u000a hardness figures and other mechanical properties are indicated, in

Mariapaola Riggio; Maurizio Piazza

194

Tauwer Test  

SciTech Connect

TAUWER is a proposed astroparticle experiment to detect ultrahigh energy TAU neutrinos, using detector towers arrayed on a mountainside looking down into a valley. This test is to study the possibility of replacing Hamamatsu miniature PMTs with SiPMs for readout by determining the response of scintillation detectors with SiPM readout to low energy electrons, 2 GeV or lower, as the beam will provide. The detector itself is a compact package shown in the picture on the cover. it was used in a parasitic test beam run on December 15, 2010, to compare the relative timing of the signals from three counters for MIPs. The only change for this new run is the insertion of 1.5 cm of Pb in front of counter 2 or counter 3 during most of the running. The experiment takes some electron data without Pb for calibration purposes. The apparatus will be mounted on the moving table in MT6.2B.

Russ, James; /Carnegie Mellon U.; Iori, Maurizio; /Rome U.; Ronzhin, Anatoly; /Fermilab

2011-01-24

195

Performance Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Systems Technology, Inc., Hawthorne, CA, developed an electronic Critical Tracking Task (CTT) system that analyzes and rates a subject's visual/motor responses for Ames Research Center. Originally applied to measuring the effects of long term confinement in the mid 1960's, the CTT system is now marketed as FACTOR 1000 by Performance Factors, Inc. Alameda, CA, under a licensing agreement with Systems Technology. The system is a non-invasive, self-administered test that takes less than a minute and detects impairment from a broad range of causes, including stress, fatigue, illness, drugs, or alcohol. It is used daily by Old Town Trolley Tours, San Diego, CA, to assess each driver's physical coordination skills prior to the start of each shift. FACTOR 1000 reduces liabilities and costs related to accidents, and costs less than one dollar per day per employee. Performance Factors is now BioFactors, Inc.

1991-01-01

196

APU diaphragm testing. Test plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) fuel (hydrazine) tanks have had to be removed from the Columbia Shuttle (OV-102) because they have been in service for 11 years, which is the limit of their useful life. As part of an effort to determine whether the useful life of the fuel tanks can be extended, examination of the ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) diaphragm and the metal from one of the APU tanks is required. The JSC Propulsion and Power Division has requested White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) to examine the EPR diaphragm thoroughly and the metal casing generally from one tank. The objective is to examine the EPR diaphragm for signs of degradation that may limit the life of its function in the APU propellant tank. The metal casing will also be examined for signs of surface corrosion.

Shelley, Richard

1992-01-01

197

Testing Web Services Using Progressive Group Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes progressive group testing techniques to test large number of Web services (WS) available on Internet. At the unit testing level, the WS with the same functionality are tested in group us- ing progressively increasing number of test cases. A small number of WS that scored best will be integrated into the real environment for opera- tional testing.

Wei-tek Tsai; Yinong Chen; Zhibin Cao; Xiaoying Bai; Hai Huang; Raymond A. Paul

2004-01-01

198

Computer-Based Testing: Test Site Security.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-based testing places great burdens on all involved parties to ensure test security. A task analysis of test site security might identify the areas of protecting the test, protecting the data, and protecting the environment as essential issues in test security. Protecting the test involves transmission of the examinations, identifying the

Rosen, Gerald A.

199

Urine Tests (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

... If either the urine dipstick test or the microscopic test shows white blood cells, red blood cells, ... ON THIS TOPIC Urine Test: Calcium Urine Test: Protein Urine Test: Routine Culture Urine Test: Creatinine Urine ...

200

Allergy testing - skin  

MedlinePLUS

Patch tests - allergy; Scratch tests - allergy; Skin tests - allergy; RAST test ... There are three common methods of allergy skin testing. The skin prick test involves: Placing a small amount of substances that may be causing your symptoms on the skin, ...

201

Mononucleosis spot test  

MedlinePLUS

Monospot test; Heterophile antibody test; Heterophile agglutination test; Paul-Bunnell test; Forssman antibody test ... The mononucleosis spot test is done when symptoms of mononucleosis are ... Fatigue Fever Large spleen (possibly) Sore throat Tender ...

202

Nuclear stress test  

MedlinePLUS

... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test ... Thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity.

203

Testing Tasks Management in Testing Cloud Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In testing Cloud environment testing tasks requested by different tenants have many uncertainties. The arriving time, deadline and the number of tasks are unknown in advance. Especially, the relationships between testing tasks and testing environments are very complex. How to efficiently manage these tasks is really a challenging problem. This paper studies the special features of testing tasks and presents

Lian Yu; Xiaohu Li; Zhongjie Li

2011-01-01

204

Test reliability and effective test length  

Microsoft Academic Search

Measures of effective test length are developed for speeded and power tests, which are independent of the number of items in the test or of the time required for administration. These measures are used in determining reliability for (1) speeded and power tests, where a separately timed short parallel form is administered in addition to the full-length test; (2) power

William H. Angoff

1953-01-01

205

Understanding Your Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... most important factors in determining the accuracy and reliability of your laboratory test is you, the patient. ... Lab Report Reference Ranges Making Informed Choices Test Reliability Genetic Tests Forensic Tests Collecting Samples Tests into ...

206

Stool guaiac test  

MedlinePLUS

Guaiac smear test; Fecal occult blood test - guaiac smear; Stool occult blood test - guaiac smear ... This test detects blood in the digestive tract. It may be done if: You are being screened or tested for colon cancer You ...

207

Reimbursement for Genetic Testing  

MedlinePLUS

Reimbursement for Genetic Testing You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for genetic conditions Reimbursement for Genetic Testing Testing for genetic ... insurance coverage and reimbursement process. Twitter YouTube RSS Genetics and Health How Genes Work Genes, Lifestyle, & Environment ...

208

Turbine blade testing methods  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Testing procedures which could be used to model test turbine blades are developed. The methods studied were methods which used and extended current modal testing procedures. An acoustical impacting testing method was perfected for testing small turbine blades.

1984-01-01

209

Tips on Blood Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... will be limited. Search Help? Tips on Blood Testing Share this page: Was this page helpful? Introduction | ... Tests Collecting Samples Tests into Practice FDA Approval Testing Tips Home Testing Screening Your Role Lab Methods ...

210

Glucose urine test  

MedlinePLUS

Urine sugar test; Urine glucose test; Glucosuria test; Glycosuria test ... After you provide a urine sample, it is tested right away. The health care provider uses a dipstick made with a color-sensitive pad. The ...

211

Tests and Procedures  

MedlinePLUS

... Tests and Procedures General Procedures Blood Tests Imaging Tests Nuclear Medicine Scans Anxiety Around Medical Procedures Treatment Options Treatment Side Effects Relapse Late Effects of Treatment Clinical Trials Glossary Tests and Procedures Many tests and procedures are done ...

212

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features information on strategies for testing, including choosing appropriate testing methodologies and developing a test that assesses students as accurately and fairly as possible. Topics include different types of tests, construction of effective exams and alternative testing methods.

Davis, Barbara G.; Honolulu, University O.

213

A1c test  

MedlinePLUS

HbA1C test: Glycated hemoglobin test; Glycosylated hemoglobin test; Hemoglobin glycosylated test; Glycohemoglobin test ... Your doctor may order this test if you have diabetes . It shows how ... controlling your diabetes. The test may also be used to screen ...

214

Combined Load Test Fixture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A test fixture has been developed at NASA Langley Research Center that has the capability of applying compression load and shear load simultaneously to a test specimen. The test specimen size is 24-inches by 28-inches. This report describes the test specimen design, test specimen preparation, fixture assembly in the test machine, and a test operation plan.

Baker, Donald J.

2010-01-01

215

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: AN/FQM-10(V) Sonar Test Set Field Support; Transducer Repair Facility TRF Test Site Field Support; AN/WQM-5 Sonar Test Set Field Support; Special Purpose Passive Sonar Systems Support; Sonar Instrumentation Test and Evaluation; Assistance with E...

D. D. Baker

1977-01-01

216

Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pressing need to improve achievement in American schools is widely recognized. In "Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform," Herbert J. Walberg draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to inform citizens, educators, and policy makers about well-established principles of testing, current problems, and promising evidence-based

Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.

2011-01-01

217

Mental status testing  

MedlinePLUS

... used is called the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test. The following may be tested: ... The MMSE test is scored from 0 to 30. The test is also divided into sections, each with its ...

218

Hepatitis B Test  

MedlinePLUS

... IgM; anti-HBe; Hepatitis B e Antibody; HBV DNA Formal name: Hepatitis B Virus Testing Related tests: ... of tests detect or evaluate the genetic material ( DNA ) of the virus. The pattern of test results ...

219

Automated Software Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In order to obtain the enhanced testing capability required to test sophisticated trainer software and to ensure the quality of test documentation, AAI has developed an automated software testing system. Its advantages include: 1. Automatic production of ...

R. Spital

1983-01-01

220

Prochievement Testing of Speaking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a practical oral testing model that fits speaking tests into the syllabus and course grade, links teaching and testing approaches, tests interactive and individual performance, uses new and old materials, and compares impromptu and prepared performance. (Author/CB)

Pino, Barbara Gonzalez

1989-01-01

221

Lactose tolerance tests  

MedlinePLUS

Hydrogen breath test for lactose tolerance ... Two common methods include: Lactose tolerance blood test Hydrogen breath test The hydrogen breath test is the preferred method. It measures the amount of hydrogen in the air you breathe out. ...

222

Fecal Fat: The Test  

MedlinePLUS

... stool collection; sometimes a 72-hour stool collection Test Preparation Needed? For a 72-hour stool collection, ... to and during the stool collection period. The Test Sample What is being tested? This test measures ...

223

Impact Sensitivity Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Various test methods for mechanical impact sensitivity are reviewed with special attention to such topics as drop hammer tests for desensitized explosives, judgement of test results, composition of decomposition gases from drop hammer tests, correlation o...

T. Yoshida M. Tamura M. Yoshida

1978-01-01

224

Does It Work? Test and Test Again  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Testing is critical to any design, whether the creation of new software or a bridge across a wide river. Despite risking the quality of the design, the testing stage is often hurried in order to get products to market. In this lesson, students focus on the testing phase of the software/systems design process. They start by exploring existing examples of program testing using the CodingBat website, which contains a series of problems and challenges that students solve using the Java programming language. Working in teams, students practice writing test cases for other groups' code, and then write test cases for a program before writing the program itself.

IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,

225

GED Testing Fact Sheet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This GED Testing fact sheet provides information on: (1) GED[R] Tests; (2) Versions and Editions of the GED Tests; (3) Earning a Credential; (4) GED Testing Service[R]; (5) History of the GED Tests; (6) Who Accepts the GED Credential; (7) Public/Private Partnership of GEDTS; (8) Renowned GED Credential Recipients; (9) GED Testing Numbers for 2008;

GED Testing Service, 2009

2009-01-01

226

Intelligent test integration system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new test technology is described which was developed for space system integration. The ultimate purpose of the system is to support the automatic generation of test systems in real time, distributed computing environments. The Intelligent Test Integration System (ITIS) is a knowledge based layer above the traditional test system components which can generate complex test configurations from the specification of test scenarios.

Sztipanovits, J.; Padalkar, S.; Rodriguez-Moscoso, J.; Kawamura, K.; Purves, B.; Williams, R.; Biglari, H.

1988-01-01

227

Test Plan for Simulated Saltcake Retrieval Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document describes the plan for a bench-scale laboratory test to evaluate physical and chemical parameters associated with dissolution of a simulated saltcake waste. Parameters to be measured during the test include water addition rate, liquid draina...

D. L. Herting J. C. Person

2000-01-01

228

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Work under this contract involves technical support with sonar testing, test instrumentation, and documentation. This report describes progress made under the tasks that are still active under the subject contract.

D. D. Baker

1979-01-01

229

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Work under this contract involves technical support with sonar testing, test instrumentation, and documentation. This report describes progress made under the tasks that are still active under the subject contract.

D. D. Baker J. L. Shorey B. O. Moses

1980-01-01

230

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Work under this contract involves technical support with sonar testing, test instrumentation, and demonstration. This report describes progress made under the tasks that are still active under the subject contract.

D. D. Baker

1980-01-01

231

Screener Readiness Test-Validation Pilot Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Screener Readiness Test is a computer-based assessment instrument being developed to test new checkpoint screener candidates after they have been given their initial training. The instrument's computer interface was evaluated as part of the validation...

E. C. Neiderman, J. L. Fobes

1999-01-01

232

Cutting Fluid Performance Testing: Tapping Torque Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A tapping torque test was conducted on 10 cutting and tapping fluid samples. The test was performed to establish the comparative efficacy of competitive fluids in controlled conditions. The recent health concern over trichloroethane in tapping fluids has ...

E. E. Kelley

1989-01-01

233

From Test Takers to Test Makers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a classroom teacher, Kari Smith realized that traditional objective tests don't always assess what students actually know. But tests are so deeply embedded in the education system that it would be difficult to do away with them entirely. Smith decided to make tests into learning tools. In this article, Smith describes three strategies for

Smith, Kari

2009-01-01

234

Test procedure for prism compression testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This procedure describes the setup and procedure for testing hollow clay tile (HCT) masonry prisms. The prism test is the standard engineering test used to determine values for f'(sub m) (specified compressive strength at 28 days) which are then used to o...

1992-01-01

235

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The work under this contract is divided into six task areas that focus on technical support in areas of sonar technology: An/FQM-10(V) Sonar Test Set Field Support; Transducer Repair Facility Test Site Field Support; AN/WQM-5 Sonar Test Set Field Support;...

D. D. Baker

1977-01-01

236

The Stimulus test stand  

SciTech Connect

The Stimulus Test Stand was originally constructed and assembled for testing the SVX2 ASIC readout and then upgraded for SVX3 ASIC prototyping and testing. We have modified this system for SVX4 ASIC [1] prototype testing. We described the individual components below. Additional details for other hardware for SVX4 testing can be found in reference [2]. We provide a description of the Stimulus Test Stand used for prototype testing of the SVX4 chip.

Christofek, L.; Rapidis, P.; Reinhard, A.; /Fermilab

2005-06-01

237

Satellite battery testing status  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Because of the large numbers of satellite cells currently being tested and anticipated at the Naval Weapons Support Center (NAVWPNSUPPCEN) Crane, Indiana, satellite cell testing is being integrated into the Battery Test Automation Project (BTAP). The BTAP, designed to meet the growing needs for battery testing at the NAVWPNSUPPCEN Crane, will consist of several Automated Test Stations (ATSs) which monitor batteries under test. Each ATS will interface with an Automation Network Controller (ANC) which will collect test data for reduction.

Haag, R.; Hall, S.

1986-01-01

238

Criteria for structural test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a study to define criteria and techniques of design, analysis and test which permit the use of a single major structural test article for performing dynamic, fatigue, and static testing are presented. The criteria developed is applicable to both space vehicles and aircraft structures operating in the subsonic or supersonic regime. The feasibility of such an approach was demonstrated by defining test interactions, compatibilities and incompatibilities between the three different types of tests. The results of the study indicate that the single test article concept is feasible with a testing sequence of dynamic test followed by a fatigue and static test.

1973-01-01

239

Pyrovalve Blowby Tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) was requested to perform pyrovalve blowby tests in support of the Mars Observer Propulsion and Corrective Actions Test Program. Fifty-three tests were conducted in an attempt to characterize the blowby of commercial pyrovalves. Those pyrovalves used on NASA spacecraft are well represented, and the test data reported provide a basis for evaluating the performance of similar valves in other propulsion systems. The three test series conducted are subsequently described. All testing was done in the same test facility, with periodic changes that enhanced the test methodology.

Saulsberry, Regor; Keddy, Christopher P.; Julien, Howard L.

2003-01-01

240

March Test Generation Revealed  

Microsoft Academic Search

Memory testing commonly faces two issues: the characterization of detailed and realistic fault models and the definition of time-efficient test algorithms. Among the different types of algorithms proposed for testing static random access memories, march tests have proven to be faster, simpler, and regularly structured. The majority of the published march tests have been manually generated. Unfortunately, the continuous evolution

Alfredo Benso; Alberto Bosio; Stefano Di Carlo; Giorgio Di Natale; Paolo Prinetto

2008-01-01

241

Test vs. simulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following topics are presented in tabular form: (1) simulation capability assessments (no propulsion system test); (2) advanced vehicle simulation capability assessment; (3) systems tests identified events; (4) main propulsion test article (MPTA) testing evaluation; (5) Saturn 5, 1B, and 1 testing evaluation. Special vehicle simulation issues that are propulsion related are briefly addressed.

Wood, Charles C.

1991-01-01

242

Test-Suite Reduction for Model Based Tests: Effects on Test Quality and Implications for Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Model checking techniques can be successfully employed as a test case generation technique to generate tests from formal models. The number of tests cases produced, how- ever, is typically large for complex coverage criteria such as MCDC. Test-suite reduction can provide us with a smaller set of test cases that preserve the original coverageoften a dramatically smaller set. One potential

Mats Per Erik Heimdahl; George Devaraj

2004-01-01

243

CO2 blood test  

MedlinePLUS

Bicarbonate test; HCO3-; Carbon dioxide test; TCO2; Total CO2; CO2 test - serum ... Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicines before you have this test. Do ...

244

Transient Pressure Test Article Test Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Transient Pressure Test Article (TPTA) test program is being conducted at a new test facility located in the East Test Area at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This facility, along with the special test equipment (STE) required for facility support, was constructed specifically to test and verify the sealing capability of the Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) field, igniter, and nozzle joints. The test article consists of full scale RSRM hardware loaded with inert propellant and assembled in a short stack configuration. The TPTA is pressurized by igniting a propellant cartridge capable of inducing a pressure rise rate which stimulates the ignition transient that occurs during launch. Dynamic loads are applied during the pressure cycle to simulate external tank attach (ETA) strut loads present on the ETA ring. Sealing ability of the redesigned joints is evaluated under joint movement conditions produced by these combined loads since joint sealing ability depends on seal resilience velocity being greater than gap opening velocity. Also, maximum flight dynamic loads are applied to the test article which is either pressurized to 600 psia using gaseous nitrogen (GN2) or applied to the test article as the pressure decays inside the test article on the down cycle after the ignition transient cycle. This new test facility is examined with respect to its capabilities. In addition, both the topic of test effectiveness versus space vehicle flight performance and new aerospace test techniques, as well as a comparison between the old SRM design and the RSRM are presented.

Vibbart, Charles M.

1989-01-01

245

Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) prepared this generic test plan to provide clients (vendors, end users, program sponsors, etc.) with a sense of the scope and depth of vulnerability testing performed at the INLs Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed and to serve as an example of such a plan. Although this test plan specifically addresses vulnerability testing of systems applied to the energy sector (electric/power transmission and distribution and oil and gas systems), it is generic enough to be applied to control systems used in other critical infrastructures such as the transportation sector, water/waste water sector, or hazardous chemical production facilities. The SCADA Test Bed is established at the INL as a testing environment to evaluate the security vulnerabilities of SCADA systems, energy management systems (EMS), and distributed control systems. It now supports multiple programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and private sector clients. This particular test plan applies to testing conducted on a SCADA/EMS provided by a vendor. Before performing detailed vulnerability testing of a SCADA/EMS, an as delivered baseline examination of the system is conducted, to establish a starting point for all-subsequent testing. The series of baseline tests document factory delivered defaults, system configuration, and potential configuration changes to aid in the development of a security plan for in depth vulnerability testing. The baseline test document is provided to the System Provider,a who evaluates the baseline report and provides recommendations to the system configuration to enhance the security profile of the baseline system. Vulnerability testing is then conducted at the SCADA Test Bed, which provides an in-depth security analysis of the Vendors system.b a. The term System Provider replaces the name of the company/organization providing the system being evaluated. This can be the system manufacturer, a system user, or a third party organization such as a government agency. b. The term Vendor (or Vendors) System replaces the name of the specific SCADA/EMS being tested.

James R. Davidson

2005-01-01

246

Problem with Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Testing is inefficient for the detection and removal of requirements and design defects. As a result, lessons learned in testing can only help prevent defects in the development of subsequent software and subsequent process improvement. Instead of testing...

N. Hines

2001-01-01

247

Genetic Testing (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

... blood, skin, bone, or other tissue is needed. Genetic Testing During Pregnancy For genetic testing before birth, ... it can induce a miscarriage. Why Doctors Recommend Genetic Testing A doctor may recommend genetic counseling or ...

248

CompareTests  

Cancer.gov

CompareTests is an R package to estimate agreement and diagnostic accuracy statistics for two diagnostic tests when one is conducted on only a subsample of specimens. A standard test is observed on all specimens.

249

Blood Test: Estradiol  

MedlinePLUS

... levels of estradiol, which are produced by the testes and adrenal glands. In young girls, estradiol levels ... to check for damage or disease of the testes, ovaries, or adrenal glands. Testing estradiol levels also ...

250

Drugs of Abuse Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... while saliva is often used by the insurance industry to test insurance applicants for drug use. Blood is most frequently used for alcohol testing. Interpretation of sports testing results for hormones and steroids should be ...

251

Get Your Eyes Tested  

MedlinePLUS

... Find Services Near You National Health Observances Health Care Reform Adults Women and Pregnant Women Children Related Resources En espaol Home > Health Topics A to Z > Doctor Visits > Screening Tests > Get Your Eyes Tested Get Your Eyes Tested ...

252

Aircraft Fasteners Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on the use of fasteners in the aerospace industry. Eighty three test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-23

253

Aircraft Materials Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on materials used in the aircraft industry. 35 test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-13

254

Screening Tests and Vaccines  

MedlinePLUS

Home > Screening Tests and Vaccines Screening Tests and Vaccines This information in Spanish ( en espaol ) Getting important ... updates. Enter email address Submit Screening Tests and Vaccines news June 25, 2014 - Persistent Cough in Kids ...

255

Campylobacter serology test  

MedlinePLUS

Campylobacter serology test is a blood test to look for antibodies to a bacteria called campylobacter. ... tests are done to look for antibodies to campylobacter. Antibody production increases during the infection. In the ...

256

Fiber Optic Testing Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After completing this self-study program you should learn: What needs testing in fiber optics?What equipment is needed to perform the tests? How are these tests performed? What options exist for performing the tests? How are the tests affected by network types (telco, long haul, LAN, FTTx, etc.)? When testing loss, what is the expected value? How accurate are the tests? How can they be made more accurate? What documentation should be kept on the tests? How is troubleshooting done? How does one write a test plan as part of a SOW (scope of work)? What are common mistakes made in testing? What standards apply to testing and how to use them? This extensive page should be useful for students learning more about testing fiber optic systems.

2013-06-10

257

Hearing Screening and Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... Testing Self-Test for Hearing Loss Audiologic (Hearing) Evaluation Types of Tests Used to Evaluate Hearing ... Feeds Site Help A-Z Topic Index Privacy Notice Terms of Use 1997-2014 American Speech- ...

258

What Is Diagnostic Testing?  

MedlinePLUS

... Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation for Genetic Testing Whole Genome Sequencing Screening vs. Testing What Is Genetic Counseling? Participating in Research Disease Research Patient Privacy Clinical ...

259

Sickle cell test  

MedlinePLUS

Sickledex; Hgb S test ... This test is done to tell if you have abnormal hemoglobin that causes sickle cell disease and sickle cell ... and no symptoms, or only mild ones. This test does not tell the difference between these two ...

260

Sweat electrolytes test  

MedlinePLUS

Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test ... In the first part of the test, a colorless, odorless chemical that causes sweating is applied to a small area on an arm or leg. An electrode is then ...

261

Estradiol blood test  

MedlinePLUS

E2 test ... temporarily stop taking certain medicines that may affect test results. Be sure to tell your provider about ... helps prevent sperm from dying too early. This test may be ordered to check: How well your ...

262

ALP isoenzyme test  

MedlinePLUS

Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme test ... anything for 10 to 12 hours before the test, unless your doctor tells you to do so. Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you ...

263

Stomach acid test  

MedlinePLUS

Gastric acid secretion test ... The test is done after a period of not eating so that fluid is all that remains in the ... the stomach through the esophagus (food pipe). To test the ability of the cells in the stomach ...

264

Creatine phosphokinase test  

MedlinePLUS

CPK test ... vein. The procedure is called a venipuncture . This test may be repeated over 2 or 3 days ... doctors determine which tissue has been damaged. This test may be used to: Diagnose heart attack Evaluate ...

265

Breath alcohol test  

MedlinePLUS

Alcohol test - breath ... There are various brands of breath alcohol tests. Each one uses a different method to test the level of alcohol in the breath. The machine may be electronic or manual. One ...

266

DNA Testing for VHL  

MedlinePLUS

... then, DNA testing has moved from the experimental laboratories into the mainstream. Anyone with a first- or ... test must be processed at a clinical testing laboratory (lab) that has the necessary equipment and reagents ...

267

Multiple Thermocouple Testing Device.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This invention relates generally to a thermocouple testing device, and, more particularly, to an automated multiple thermocouple testing device that checks for short and open circuits. This device can be used to test thermocouple circuits in gas turbine e...

J. R. Hildebrand

1982-01-01

268

Tests Related to Pregnancy  

MedlinePLUS

... testing also happens before you are pregnant, but embryos are tested instead of the parents. Eggs from ... called in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. The resulting embryos are then tested for increased risk of genetic ...

269

CSD skin test  

MedlinePLUS

... as antibody detection by the EIA test or bacteria detection by a PCR test. ... This test was once used to diagnose cat scratch disease, before Bartonella henselae, the bacteria that causes CSD, was identified.

270

Dexamethasone suppression test  

MedlinePLUS

DST; ACTH suppression test; Cortisol suppression test ... During this test, you will receive dexamethasone. This is a strong man-made (synthetic) glucocorticoid medication. Afterward, your blood is drawn ...

271

Thyroid Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... the thyroid, a computerized tomography (CT) scan, or nuclear medicine tests, to diagnose and find the cause ... is having the scan for other health problems. Nuclear medicine tests. Nuclear medicine tests of the thyroid ...

272

Home vision tests  

MedlinePLUS

... done at home: Amsler grid, distance vision, and near vision testing. AMSLER GRID TEST This test helps ... you read correctly. Repeat with the other eye. NEAR VISION This is similar to the distance vision ...

273

Solar cell reliability testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The progress and initial data on accelerated stress tests on small amorphous silicon test samples from several manufacturers are reported. The test samples include both single and tandem junction devices.

Lathrop, J.

1986-01-01

274

Operational Test Instrumentation Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Operational Test Instrumentation Guide presents the results of an operational test-oriented survey of some twenty-eight Department of Defense test/training facilities. In addition to the available instrumentation, information is provided on the landsc...

1981-01-01

275

Intelligent Test Integration System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A new test technology is described which was developed for space system integration. The ultimate purpose of the system is to support the automatic generation of test systems in real time, distributed computing environments. The Intelligent Test Integrati...

J. Sztipanovits S. Padalkar J. Rodriguez-Moscoso K. Kawamura B. Purves

1988-01-01

276

Test procedure for prism compression testing  

SciTech Connect

This procedure describes the setup and procedure for testing hollow clay tile (HCT) masonry prisms. The prism test is the standard engineering test used to determine values for f'{sub m} (specified compressive strength at 28 days) which are then used to obtain Code design allowable values. The prism compression test described herein produces load vs. deflection data which can be used to determine various properties such as the compressive strength, Modulus of Elasticity, and Poisson's ratio. The test prisms are obtained either by extraction from an existing wall or by fabrication using new materials. Prisms obtained from existing walls are fragile and tedious to extract and handle, but are very important because they provide data on the properties of existing walls. Laboratory-built prisms, used to supplement the in-situ prism test data, are easier to obtain, and allow for better control of the prism. Tests are to be made on prism specimens in two directions with respect to the cores: normal and parallel to the cores. Typically, in the Y-12 Plant buildings that have the HCT infill walls, the walls are constructed such that the cores in the HCT units run horizontally. Loading normal to the cores simulates vertical loading (gravity and vertical earthquake motions) on the walls, and loading parallel to the cores simulates the earthquake forces applied to a building wall in the horizontal direction. Prisms of single wythe 8-in. walls and the composite wythe 13-in. walls will be tested. A special Test Fixture (frame) has been designed and built to perform the in-house testing of prisms. Special handling fixtures have been designed to protect the prisms during removal from the wall site and transportation to the Test Fixture. The Test Fixture was designed for approximately a 400 kip allowable load limit.

Not Available

1992-05-26

277

Test procedure for prism compression testing  

SciTech Connect

This procedure describes the setup and procedure for testing hollow clay tile (HCT) masonry prisms. The prism test is the standard engineering test used to determine values for f`{sub m} (specified compressive strength at 28 days) which are then used to obtain Code design allowable values. The prism compression test described herein produces load vs. deflection data which can be used to determine various properties such as the compressive strength, Modulus of Elasticity, and Poisson`s ratio. The test prisms are obtained either by extraction from an existing wall or by fabrication using new materials. Prisms obtained from existing walls are fragile and tedious to extract and handle, but are very important because they provide data on the properties of existing walls. Laboratory-built prisms, used to supplement the in-situ prism test data, are easier to obtain, and allow for better control of the prism. Tests are to be made on prism specimens in two directions with respect to the cores: normal and parallel to the cores. Typically, in the Y-12 Plant buildings that have the HCT infill walls, the walls are constructed such that the cores in the HCT units run horizontally. Loading normal to the cores simulates vertical loading (gravity and vertical earthquake motions) on the walls, and loading parallel to the cores simulates the earthquake forces applied to a building wall in the horizontal direction. Prisms of single wythe 8-in. walls and the composite wythe 13-in. walls will be tested. A special Test Fixture (frame) has been designed and built to perform the in-house testing of prisms. Special handling fixtures have been designed to protect the prisms during removal from the wall site and transportation to the Test Fixture. The Test Fixture was designed for approximately a 400 kip allowable load limit.

Not Available

1992-05-26

278

Constructing objective tests  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Truefalse or multiple-choice tests can be useful instruments for evaluating student progress. We examine strategies for planning objective tests which serve to test the material covered in science (physics) courses. We also examine strategies for writing questions for tests within a test blueprint. The statistical basis for judging the quality of test items are discussed. Reliability, difficulty, and discrimination indices are defined and examples presented. Our recommendations are rather easily put into practice.

Aubrecht Ii., Gordon J.; Aubrecht, Judith

2005-10-11

279

Test Analysis Guidelines  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Development of analysis guidelines for Exploration Life Support (ELS) technology tests was completed. The guidelines were developed based on analysis experiences gained from supporting Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) technology development in air revitalization systems and water recovery systems. Analyses are vital during all three phases of the ELS technology test: pre-test, during test and post test. Pre-test analyses of a test system help define hardware components, predict system and component performances, required test duration, sampling frequencies of operation parameters, etc. Analyses conducted during tests could verify the consistency of all the measurements and the performance of the test system. Post test analyses are an essential part of the test task. Results of post test analyses are an important factor in judging whether the technology development is a successful one. In addition, development of a rigorous model for a test system is an important objective of any new technology development. Test data analyses, especially post test data analyses, serve to verify the model. Test analyses have supported development of many ECLSS technologies. Some test analysis tasks in ECLSS technology development are listed in the Appendix. To have effective analysis support for ECLSS technology tests, analysis guidelines would be a useful tool. These test guidelines were developed based on experiences gained through previous analysis support of various ECLSS technology tests. A comment on analysis from an experienced NASA ECLSS manager (1) follows: "Bad analysis was one that bent the test to prove that the analysis was right to begin with. Good analysis was one that directed where the testing should go and also bridged the gap between the reality of the test facility and what was expected on orbit."

Jeng, Frank F.

2007-01-01

280

Well Test Analysis Research  

SciTech Connect

Well test analysis offers a rapid way to perform an initial assessment of geothermal systems. Well testing includes both pressure drawdown and buildup testing, and interference testing. Development of new well test analyses receives major emphasis in the Stanford Geothermal Program. During the year, quite a few studies were completed, and reports and papers presented on a variety of well test analysis methods. The paper summarizes some of the more important results.

Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Horne, R.N.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.

1980-12-16

281

Strapdown gyro test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The power spectral noise characteristic performance of the Teledyne two-degree-of-freedom dry tuned gimbal gyroscope was determined. Tests were conducted using a current configuration SDG-5 gyro in conjunction with test equipment with minor modification. Long term bias stability tests were conducted as well as some first difference performance tests. The gyro, test equipment, and the tests performed are described. Results are presented.

Irvine, R. B.; Vanalstine, R.

1977-01-01

282

Testing for Software Safety  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This research focuses on testing whether or not the hazardous conditions identified by design-level fault tree analysis will occur in the target implementation. Part 1: Integrate fault tree models into functional specifications so as to identify testable interactions between intended behaviors and hazardous conditions. Part 2: Develop a test generator that produces not only functional tests but also safety tests for a target implementation in a cost-effective way. Part 3: Develop a testing environment for executing generated functional and safety tests and evaluating test results against expected behaviors or hazardous conditions. It includes a test harness as well as an environment simulation of external events and conditions.

Chen, Ken; Lee, Yann-Hang; Wong, W. Eric; Xu, Dianxiang

2007-01-01

283

High voltage testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The High Voltage Design Guide and High Voltage Specifications and Tests Documents referred to in this report pertain to high voltage/high power airborne equipment. A test plan was designed to evaluate and verify test parameters specified in these documents. This was done by writing detailed test procedures, obtaining representative test samples, and testing the specified parameters. In addition, a standard test fixture and corona-free 150 kV, 400 Hz power supply was specified, evaluated, and delivered for use with a partial discharge test set.

Dunbar, W. G.

1981-08-01

284

CEQATR Thermal Test Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A thermal test overview of the Constellation Environmental Qualification and Acceptance Test Requirement (CEQATR) is presented. The contents include: 1) CEQATR Thermal Test Overview; 2) CxP Environments; 3) CEQATR Table 1.2-1; 4) Levels of Assembly; 5) Definitions for Levels of Assembly; 6) Hardware Applicability; 7) CEQATR Thermal-Related Definitions; 8) Requirements for unit-level thermal testing; 9) Requirements for major assembly level thermal testing; 10) General thermal testing requirements; 11) General thermal cycle, thermal vacuum profiles; 12) Test tolerances; 13) Vacuum vs Ambient; 14) Thermal Gradient; 15) Sequence of Testing; 16) Alternative Strategies; 17) Protoflight; 18) Halt/Hass; 19) Humidity; and 20) Tailoring.

Balusek, Alan R.

2009-01-01

285

Viability of the Air Mobility Command Pure Pallet Program for US Army Reparable Retrograde Shipments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Last year, Congress approved $17.1 billion dollars, an increase of $4 billion dollars more than originally was requested by the Bush Administration, for US Army vehicles to be repaired or replaced (commonly referred to as reset) as a result of military op...

J. W. Jackson

2007-01-01

286

Orbiting Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer - Shuttle Pallet Satellite (ORFEUS-SPAS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of the ORFEUS mission is to launch a deployable/retrievable astronomical platform and obtain ultraviolet spectra for both astrophysically interesting sources and the intervening interstellar medium. Also, the IMAX cameras will obtain footage of both the Shuttle and the ORFEUS-SPAS satellite during the deployment/retrieval operations phase of the ORFEUS-SPAS mission.

1993-01-01

287

Results from the CDX-U Lithium Wall and NSTX Lithium Pallet Injection and Evaporation Experiments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CDX-U has been operated with the vacuum vessel wall and limiter surfaces nearly completely coated with lithium, producing dramatic improvements to plasma performance. Discharges achieved global energy confinement times up to 6 ms, exceeding previous CDX-U...

H. Kugel M. G. Bell P. Beiersdorfer R. Majeski R. E. Bell

2006-01-01

288

Results from the CDX-U Lithium Wall and NSTX Lithium Pallet Injection and Evaporation Experiments  

Microsoft Academic Search

CDX-U has been operated with the vacuum vessel wall and limiter surfaces nearly completely coated with lithium, producing dramatic improvements to plasma performance. Discharges achieved global energy confinement times up to 6 ms, exceeding previous CDX-U results by a factor of 5, and ITER98P(y,1) scaling by 2-3. Lithium wall coatings up to 1000 thick were applied between discharges by

R. Majeski; H. Kugel; M. G. Bell; R. E. Bell; P. Beiersdorfer; C. Bush; R Doerner; D Gates; T Gray; R Kaita; B LeBlanc; R Maingi; D Mansfield; J Menard; D Mueller; S Paul; R Raman; A Roquemore; C Skinner; S Sabbagh; V Souskhanovskii; J Spaleta; T Stevenson; J Timberlake; L Zakharov

2006-01-01

289

Air velocity characteristics within vented pallets loaded in a refrigerated vehicle with and without air ducts  

Microsoft Academic Search

During transport using refrigerated vehicles, this being a vital link in the cold chain, the maintaining of even temperature throughout the cargo is essential in order to preserve the quality, safety and shelf life of perishable food. Within the refrigerated container, the temperature level and its homogeneity are directly governed by airflow patterns. The design of the air-distribution system should

J. Moureh; S. Tapsoba; E. Derens; D. Flick

2009-01-01

290

Results from the CDX-U Lithium Wall and NSTX Lithium Pallet Injection and Evaporation Experiments  

SciTech Connect

CDX-U has been operated with the vacuum vessel wall and limiter surfaces nearly completely coated with lithium, producing dramatic improvements to plasma performance. Discharges achieved global energy confinement times up to 6 ms, exceeding previous CDX-U results by a factor of 5, and ITER98P(y,1) scaling by 2-3. Lithium wall coatings up to 1000 {angstrom} thick were applied between discharges by electron-beam-induced evaporation of a lithium-filled limiter and vapor deposition from a resistively heated oven. The e-beam power was modest (1.6 kW) but it produced up to 60 MW/m2 power density in a 0.3 cm{sup 2} spot; the duration was up to 300 s. Convective transport of heat away from the beam spot was so effective that the entire lithium inventory (140 g) was heated to evaporation (400-500 C) and there was no observable hot spot on the lithium surface within the beam footprint. These results are promising for use of lithium plasma-facing components in reactor scale devices. Lithium coating has also been applied to NSTX carbon plasma-facing surfaces, to control the density rise during long-duration H-modes for non-inductive current sustainment. First, lithium pellets were injected into sequences of Ohmically heated helium plasmas in both center stack limiter (CSL) and lower single-null divertor (LSND) configurations to deposit a total of 25-30 mg of lithium on the respective plasma contact areas. In both cases, the first subsequent L mode, deuterium discharge with NBI showed a reduction in the volume-average density by a factor {approx}3 compared to similar discharges before the lithium coating. Recently, a lithium evaporator was installed aimed toward the graphite tiles of the lower center stack and divertor. Twelve depositions, ranging from about 10 mg to 5 g of lithium, were performed. The effects on LSND L-mode, double-null divertor (DND) H-mode, and DND reversed-shear plasmas were variable but, immediately after coating, there were decreases in the density and significant increases in electron and ion temperature, neutron rate, confinement time, and edge flow velocity, and reductions in H-mode ELM frequency. For several days of operation after lithium coating, the ratio of oxygen to carbon emission was lower than with boronization.

Majeski, R; Kugel, H; Bell, M; Bell, R; Beiersdorfer, P; Bush, C; Doerner, R; Gates, D; Gray, T; Kaita, R; LeBlanc, B; Maingi, R; Mansfield, D; Menard, J; Mueller, D; Paul, S; Raman, R; Roquemore, A; Skinner, C; Sabbagh, S; Souskhanovskii, V; Spaleta, J; Stevenson, T; Timberlake, J; Zakharov, L

2006-10-05

291

PACS component testing: beta and acceptance testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The functionality and performance expectations of all PACS components must be specified at the time of purchase and tested completely upon delivery to assure customer satisfaction and successful adoption of the new technology. This process may be more elaborate if the customer agrees to serve as a Beta test site for a new component or a new revision of an existing component.A carefully designed test plan will save time at installation, will allow the customer and vendor to agree on expectations, and will assure that the installation will proceed as planned. This paper describes the test procedure used at the University of Florida to accept each PACS component, either a commercial product, or one developed in house. A set of documents contain descriptions of the pre-installation environment, sets of studies to be used in the test, installation checklist, functional usage reports, subjective evaluations, and problem reporting forms. Training and user documentation is also reviewed and 'help lists' are created to help users perform the most common functions. Although details in the documents are changed to match the type of component being tested, the general form of the test remains the same. A formal procedure for testing the functionality and performance of new equipment can save time for both the vendor and the customer and, if specified at the time of purchase, can serve to document the expectations of the customer. Following these procedures will assure a successful installation and improve customer satisfaction.

Honeyman, Janice C.; Frost, Meryll M.; Staab, Edward V.

1997-05-01

292

Test the Nation: The National IQ Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Who is the weakest link? Or, rather, just how many are there? And where do they come from? Test the Nation, Britain's largest mass IQ test set about to answer those questions and more on May 11th of this year. Administered online to some 90,000 residents of the UK (and still available for those who missed out), the test put visitors through the usual rigors of intelligence testing. The Test the Nation Web site discloses how the nation did as a whole, with further breakdowns by region, age, and other variables. Curious, the map of Britain's intelligence, as determined by the test, clearly demonstrates that the South far outdid the North where brute IQ is concerned. Whether one accepts such results or not, the site provides much food for thought, discussion and, almost certainly, an argument or two. Presented by the BBC, the site doesn't stop with simple presentations on the national IQ test, but also offers other interesting studies and reports, with subjects probing various areas of intelligence testing and all that has been made of it. A short list of some of the titles presented include: What sex is your brain?, Birth weight and intelligence, and The Language of the brain. To round off it offerings, the site also links to MENSA.

2002-01-01

293

Sonar Test and Test Instrumentation Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Previously reported work under this task focused only on the development of a replacement instrument for the AN/SQM-5 Sonar Noise Recorder. The development of this test set has been absorbed into the development of a larger test set that is now referred t...

D. D. Baker

1978-01-01

294

Digface characterization test plan (remote testing)  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robotics technology that allows removal of workers from hazards, increases speed of operations, and reduces life cycle costs compared to alternate methods and technologies. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of DFC. This document describes the test plan for the DFC remote deployment demonstration for the BWID. The purposes of the test plan are to establish test parameters so that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and perform the demonstration in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements.

Croft, K.; Hyde, R.; Allen, S.

1993-08-01

295

Test report for core drilling ignitability testing  

SciTech Connect

Testing was carried out with the cooperation of Westinghouse Hanford Company and the United States Bureau of Mines at the Pittsburgh Research Center in Pennsylvania under the Memorandum of Agreement 14- 09-0050-3666. Several core drilling equipment items, specifically those which can come in contact with flammable gasses while drilling into some waste tanks, were tested under conditions similar to actual field sampling conditions. Rotary drilling against steel and rock as well as drop testing of several different pieces of equipment in a flammable gas environment were the specific items addressed. The test items completed either caused no ignition of the gas mixture, or, after having hardware changes or drilling parameters modified, produced no ignition in repeat testing.

Witwer, K.S.

1996-08-08

296

Color identification testing device  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Testing device, which determines ability of a technician to identify color-coded electric wires, is superior to standard color blindness tests. It tests speed of wire selection, detects partial color blindness, allows rapid testing, and may be administered by a color blind person.

Brawner, E. L.; Martin, R.; Pate, W.

1970-01-01

297

Achievement Test Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ohio Trade and Industrial Education Achievement Test battery is comprised of seven basic achievement tests: Machine Trades, Automotive Mechanics, Basic Electricity, Basic Electronics, Mechanical Drafting, Printing, and Sheet Metal. The tests were developed by subject matter committees and specialists in testing and research. The Ohio Trade and

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Trade and Industrial Education Service.

298

Language Testing in Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on second language testing in Japan include: "Differences Between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests" (James Dean Brown); "Criterion-Referenced Test Construction and Evaluation" (Dale T. Griffe); "Behavioral Learning Objectives as an Evaluation Tool" (Judith A. Johnson); "Developing Norm- Referenced Tests for Program-Level

Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Yamashita, Sayoko Okada, Ed.

299

Testing eyewitness memory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study identifies a memory-testing procedure that is relatively resistant to the documented effects of suggestibility on eyewitness memory. Most studies on suggestibility have used averbal recognition memory test in which the alternative test items are sentences, each to be verified as true or false regarding an originally viewedvisual sequence. In this study, participants were tested with either the verbal

Kathy Pezdek; Joelle Greener

1993-01-01

300

Test Preparation: Your Role  

MedlinePLUS

... information about preparations needed for specific tests on web sites like Lab Tests Online. However, you should always follow your health ... may sometimes be elaborated on further on "The Test" tab. However, be sure ... on this or any other web site, as different labs may have varying testing ...

301

Coagulase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This protocol describes the history and procedures of the coagulase test.  The coagulase test isused to differentiate species of Staphylococcus, especially the coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococcal species.  Both common versions of the test, the slide method and the test tube method, are described, and the mechanisms of the reactions are discussed.

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

302

Testing Our Limits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computerized testing, including the widely used MAP test, has infiltrated the public schools in Milwaukee and across the nation, bringing with it a frightening future for public education. High-stakes standardized tests can be scored almost immediately via the internet, and testing companies can now easily link districts to their online data

Tempel, Melissa Bollow

2012-01-01

303

Compositional dynamic test generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dynamic test generation is a form of dynamic program analysis that attempts to compute test inputs to drive a program along a specific program path. Directed Automated Random Testing, or DART for short, blends dynamic test generation with model checking techniques with the goal of systematically executing all feasible program paths of a program while detecting various types of errors

Patrice Godefroid

2007-01-01

304

Liquid Rocket Engine Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Comprehensive Liquid Rocket Engine testing is essential to risk reduction for Space Flight. Test capability represents significant national investments in expertise and infrastructure. Historical experience underpins current test capabilities. Test facilities continually seek proactive alignment with national space development goals and objectives including government and commercial sectors.

Rahman, Shamim

2005-01-01

305

Legal Issues in Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Digest overviews legal challenges in five areas of test use for decision-making in schools: ability tracking, placement in special education classes, test scores as college admissions criteria, test disclosure, and teacher competency testing. Cases illustrating these challenges are described and include: Hobson v. Hansen (1967), Moses v.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.

306

Preliminary Statistical Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applied researchers frequently precede analyses of interest with one or more preliminary tests, used to help researchers determine which variables to examine more closely, or whether there are anomalies in the data set. These texts can be classified into three categories: omnibus tests, tests for model fit, and exploratory tests. Fifty-four

Olejnik, Stephen; Huberty, Carl J.

307

Test Design and Speededness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A critical component of test speededness is the distribution of the test taker's total time on the test. A simple set of constraints on the item parameters in the lognormal model for response times is derived that can be used to control the distribution when assembling a new test form. As the constraints are linear in the item parameters, they can

van der Linden, Wim J.

2011-01-01

308

High Stakes: Testing Irregularity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a stronger emphasis has been placed on state testing and accountability at the state and local levels. The news media continues to report testing irregularities as professional and community pressures are levied on educators to increase test scores. Test scores have been tied to community affluence, real

Carson-Meyers, Tricia; Bryant, Edye Morris; Thomas, Fredrick; Brinson, Kenneth H., Jr.

2005-01-01

309

Uniform Test Assembly  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In educational practice, a test assembly problem is formulated as a system of inequalities induced by test specifications. Each solution to the system is a test, represented by a 0-1 vector, where each element corresponds to an item included (1) or not included (0) into the test. Therefore, the size of a 0-1 vector equals the number of items "n"

Belov, Dmitry I.

2008-01-01

310

Risk-Based Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Risk-Based Testing. The essence of risk-based testing is to imagine how the product could fail and design tests to expose those potential failures. Key concepts include project-level risk analysis and failure mode and effects analysis. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, and suggested readings.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

311

Foundations of Software Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes lecture videos, slides, suggested readings, and study questions focusing on the Foundations of Software Testing including: basic terminology, the mission of testing, the oracle problem, the measurement problem, the impossibility of complete testing, and relevant foundational concepts from the computer science field.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

312

Language Testing: New Openings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of articles on second-language testing includes: "The State of Language Testing in the 1990s" (J. Charles Alderson); "The Exercise of Power and Control in the Rhetorics of Testing" (Elana Shohamy); "Institutional and Political Aspects of Language Testing" (Bernard Spolsky); "Language Planning Policy and Development of FL Proficiency

Huhta, Ari, Ed.; And Others

313

Thyroid Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... T4 TSH Thyroid 2 Thyroid Tests Why do health care providers perform thyroid tests? Health care providers perform thyroid tests to assess how well ... at www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov. What blood tests do health care providers use to check a persons thyroid function? ...

314

Dtest Testing Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This software runs a suite of arbitrary software tests spanning various software languages and types of tests (unit level, system level, or file comparison tests). The dtest utility can be set to automate periodic testing of large suites of software, as well as running individual tests. It supports distributing multiple tests over multiple CPU cores, if available. The dtest tool is a utility program (written in Python) that scans through a directory (and its subdirectories) and finds all directories that match a certain pattern and then executes any tests in that directory as described in simple configuration files.

Jain, Abhinandan; Cameron, Jonathan M.; Myint, Steven

2013-01-01

315

Pancreatic exocrine function testing  

SciTech Connect

It is important to understand which pancreatic function tests are available and how to interpret them when evaluating patients with malabsorption. Available direct tests are the secretin stimulation test, the Lundh test meal, and measurement of serum or fecal enzymes. Indirect tests assess pancreatic exocrine function by measuring the effect of pancreatic secretion on various nutrients. These include triglycerides labeled with carbon 14, cobalamin labeled with cobalt 57 and cobalt 58, and para-aminobenzoic acid bound to a dipeptide. Of all these tests the secretin stimulation test is the most accurate and reliable if done by experienced personnel. However, the indirect tests are simpler to do and appear to be comparable to the secretin test at detecting pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. These indirect tests are becoming clinically available and clinicians should familiarize themselves with the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Goff, J.S.

1981-11-01

316

Testing expert systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software quality is of primary concern in all large-scale expert system development efforts. Building appropriate validation and test tools for ensuring software reliability of expert systems is therefore required. The Expert Systems Validation Associate (EVA) is a validation system under development at the Lockheed Artificial Intelligence Center. EVA provides a wide range of validation and test tools to check correctness, consistency, and completeness of an expert system. Testing a major function of EVA. It means executing an expert system with test cases with the intent of finding errors. In this paper, we describe many different types of testing such as function-based testing, structure-based testing, and data-based testing. We describe how appropriate test cases may be selected in order to perform good and thorough testing of an expert system.

Chang, C. L.; Stachowitz, R. A.

1988-01-01

317

Test Control Center exhibit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Have you ever wondered how the engineers at John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., test fire a Space Shuttle Main Engine? The Test Control Center exhibit at StenniSphere can answer your questions by simulating the test firing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine. A recreation of one of NASA's test control centers, the exhibit explains and portrays the 'shake, rattle and roar' that happens during a real test firing.

2000-01-01

318

Signal conditioner test set  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system was developed for testing components contained in a signal conditioning module with a transistor and capacitor included in a circuit. The system includes a housing with a socket into which the module to be tested is plugged. A test switch is provided for selectively connecting a variable load to either a transistor or capacitor in the circuit for testing the operation. A signal generating circuit is provided for generating signals for use in testing the components of the module.

Houck, W. H.; Stigberg, J. D. (inventors)

1974-01-01

319

Solderability test system  

DOEpatents

A new test method to quantify capillary flow solderability on a printed wiring board surface finish. The test is based on solder flow from a pad onto narrow strips or lines. A test procedure and video image analysis technique were developed for conducting the test and evaluating the data. Feasibility tests revealed that the wetted distance was sensitive to the ratio of pad radius to line width (l/r), solder volume, and flux predry time. 11 figs.

Yost, F.; Hosking, F.M.; Jellison, J.L.; Short, B.; Giversen, T.; Reed, J.R.

1998-10-27

320

Solderability test system  

DOEpatents

A new test method to quantify capillary flow solderability on a printed wiring board surface finish. The test is based on solder flow from a pad onto narrow strips or lines. A test procedure and video image analysis technique were developed for conducting the test and evaluating the data. Feasibility tests revealed that the wetted distance was sensitive to the ratio of pad radius to line width (l/r), solder volume, and flux predry time.

Yost, Fred (Cedar Crest, NM); Hosking, Floyd M. (Albuquerque, NM); Jellison, James L. (Albuquerque, NM); Short, Bruce (Beverly, MA); Giversen, Terri (Beverly, MA); Reed, Jimmy R. (Austin, TX)

1998-01-01

321

FOS Target Acquisition Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

FOS onboard target acquisition software capabilities will be verified by this test -- point source binary, point source firmware, point source peak-up, wfpc2 assisted realtime, point source peak-down, taled assisted binary, taled assisted firmware, and nth star binary modes. The primary modes are tested 3 times to determine repeatability. This test is the only test that will verify mode-to-mode acquisition offsets. This test has to be conducted for both the RED and BLUE detectors.

Koratkar, Anuradha

1994-07-01

322

Testing the Teacher? Or Teaching the Test?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tests, including those written by someone other than the teacher, are a good thing. They provide one useful measure of the success of a student, course, teacher, or school. But too much of a good thing can cause serious, long-term harm. Let us resolve to use tests judiciously, thoughtfully, and appropriately, and to influence others to do the same.

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    Moore, John W.

    2001-08-01

323

Entry/Exit Port testing, test report  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Receiving and Processing Module I (WRAP-1) facility must have the ability to allow 55-gallon drums to enter and exit glovebox enclosures. An Entry/Exit Port (Appendix 1, Figure 1), designed by United Engineers and Constructors (UE&C), is one method chosen for drum transfer. The Entry/Exit Port is to be used for entry of 55-gallon drums into both process entry gloveboxes, exit of 55-gallon drum waste pucks from the low-level waste (LLW) glovebox, and loadout of waste from the restricted waste management glovebox. The Entry/Exit Port relies on capture velocity air flow and a neoprene seal to provide alpha confinement when the Port is in the open and closed positions, respectively. Since the glovebox is in a slight vacuum, air flow is directed into the glovebox through the space between the overpack drum and glovebox floor. The air flow is to direct any airborne contamination into the glovebox. A neoprene seal is used to seal the Port door to the glovebox floor, thus maintaining confinement in the closed position. Entry/Exit Port testing took place February 17, 1993, through April 14, 1993, in the 305 building of Westinghouse Hanford Company. Testing was performed in accordance with the Entry/Exit Port Testing Test Plan, document number WHC-SD-WO26-TP-005. A prototype Entry/Exit Port built at the Hanford Site was tested using fluorescent paint pigment and smoke candles as simulant contaminants. This test report is an interim test report. Further developmental testing is required to test modifications made to the Port as the original design of the Port did not provide complete confinement during all stages of operation.

Winkelman, R.H.

1993-05-01

324

To test or not to test  

SciTech Connect

In response to congressional legislation mandating the end of US nuclear weapons testing by September 1996 and calling for the initiation of negotiations for a comprehensive test ban (CTB), President Clinton must soon make two decisions that will have profound implications for nuclear non-proliferation and demonstrate the priority he assigns to arms control. He must decide whether to seek a long-term multilateral treaty banning all nuclear explosions, and whether in the interim to end the current congressionally directed moratorium on US testing.

Keeny, S.M. Jr.

1993-06-01

325

Solid Propellant Test Article (SPTA) Test Stand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This photograph shows the Solid Propellant Test Article (SPTA) test stand with the Modified Nasa Motor (M-NASA) test article at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The SPTA test stand, 12-feet wide by 12-feet long by 24-feet high, was built in 1989 to provide comparative performance data on nozzle and case insulation material and to verify thermostructural analysis models. A modified NASA 48-inch solid motor (M-NASA motor) with a 12-foot blast tube and 10-inch throat makes up the SPTA. The M-NASA motor is being used to evaluate solid rocket motor internal non-asbestos insulation materials, nozzle designs, materials, and new inspection techniques. New internal motor case instrumentation techniques are also being evaluated.

1991-01-01

326

Thruster endurance test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A test system was built and several short term tests were completed. The test system included, in addition to the 30-cm ion thruster, a console for powering the thruster and monitoring performance, a vacuum facility for simulating a space environment, and a storage and feed system for the thruster propellant. This system was used to perform three short term tests (one 100-hour and two 500-hour tests), an 1108-hour endurance test which was aborted by a vacuum facility failure, and finally the 10,000-hour endurance test. In addition to the two 400 series thrusters which were used in the short term and 1100-hour tests, four more 400 series thrusters were fabricated, checked out, and delivered to NASA. Three consoles similar to the one used in the test program were also fabricated and delivered.

Collett, C.

1976-01-01

327

Test plan for core drilling ignitability testing  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this testing is to determine if ignition occurs while core drilling in a flammable gas environment. Drilling parameters are chosen so as to provide bounding conditions for the core sampling environment. If ignition does not occur under the conditions set forth in this test, then a satisfactory level of confidence will be obtained which would allow field operations under the normal drilling conditions.

Witwer, K.S.

1996-01-01

328

Wolf Testing: Open Source Testing Software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wolf Testing is software for easily creating and editing exams. Wolf Testing allows the user to create an exam from a database of questions, view it on screen, and easily print it along with the corresponding answer guide. The questions can be multiple choice, short answer, long answer, or true and false varieties. This software can be accessed securely from any location, allowing the user to easily create exams from home. New questions, which can include associated pictures, can be added through a web-interface. After adding in questions, they can be edited, deleted, or duplicated into multiple versions. Long-term test creation is simplified, as you are able to quickly see what questions you have asked in the past and insert them, with or without editing, into future tests. All tests are archived in the database. Written in PHP and MySQL, this software can be installed on any UNIX / Linux platform, including Macintosh OS X. The secure interface keeps students out, and allows you to decide who can create tests and who can edit information already in the database. Tests can be output as either html with pictures or rich text without pictures, and there are plans to add PDF and MS Word formats as well. We would like to thank Dr. Wolfgang Rueckner and the Harvard University Science Center for providing incentive to start this project, computers and resources to complete this project, and inspiration for the project's name. We would also like to thank Dr. Ronald Newburgh for his assistance in beta testing.

Braasch, P.; Gay, P. L.

2004-12-01

329

Letter Directionality Test, Word Directionality Test, and Sentence Directionality Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to measure the subject's ability to discriminate among alphabetic letters varied over three spatial dimensions (left-right, vertical, and combination left-right and vertical), the tests can be administered in groups and take about twenty minutes to complete. Ten letters of the alphabet were selected for assymetry (for example, b-d) and

Twohig, Brian T.

330

VIEW OF EAST TEST SITE FROM TOP OF STATIC TEST ...  

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

VIEW OF EAST TEST SITE FROM TOP OF STATIC TEST TOWER VIEW INCLUDES STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS TEST STAND COLD CALIBRATION TEST STAND AND COMPONENTS TEST LAB. - Marshall Space Flight Center, East Test Area, Dodd Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

331

Morpheus Vertical Test Bed Flight Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Morpheus Project has developed and tested a prototype planetary lander capable of vertical takeoff and landing, that is designed to serve as a testbed for advanced spacecraft technologies. The lander vehicle, propelled by a LOX/Methane engine and sized to carry a 500kg payload to the lunar surface, provides a platform for bringing technologies from the laboratory into an integrated flight system at relatively low cost. Morpheus onboard software is autonomous from ignition all the way through landing, and is designed to be capable of executing a variety of flight trajectories, with onboard fault checks and automatic contingency responses. The Morpheus 1.5A vehicle performed 26 integrated vehicle test flights including hot-fire tests, tethered tests, and two attempted freeflights between April 2011 and August 2012. The final flight of Morpheus 1.5A resulted in a loss of the vehicle. In September 2012, development began on the Morpheus 1.5B vehicle, which subsequently followed a similar test campaign culminating in free-flights at a simulated planetary landscape built at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. This paper describes the integrated test campaign, including successes and setbacks, and how the system design for handling faults and failures evolved over the course of the project.

Hart, Jeremy; Devolites, Jennifer

2014-01-01

332

Wire Test Grip Fixture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Wire-testing issues, such as the gripping strains imposed on the wire, play a critical role in obtaining clean data. In a standard test frame fitted with flat wedge grips, the gripping action alone creates stresses on the wire specimen that cause the wire to fail at the grip location. A new test frame, which is outfitted with a vacuum chamber, negated the use of any conventional commercially available wire test fixtures, as only 7 in. (17.8 cm) existed between the grip faces. An innovative grip fixture was designed to test thin gauge wire for a variety of applications in an existing Instron test frame outfitted with a vacuum chamber.

Burke, Christopher S.

2011-01-01

333

Materials Test Branch  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Materials Test Branch resides at Marshall Space Flight Center's Materials and Processing laboratory and has a long history of supporting NASA programs from Mercury to the recently retired Space Shuttle. The Materials Test Branch supports its customers by supplying materials testing expertise in a wide range of applications. The Materials Test Branch is divided into three Teams, The Chemistry Team, The Tribology Team and the Mechanical Test Team. Our mission and goal is to provide world-class engineering excellence in materials testing with a special emphasis on customer service.

Gordon, Gail

2012-01-01

334

Smart HIV testing system.  

PubMed

The quick HIV testing method called "MiraWell Rapid HIV Test" uses a specialized testing kit to determine whether an individual's blood is contaminated with the HIV virus or not. When a drop of blood is placed on the center of the testing kit, a simple pattern will appear in the middle of the kit to indicate the test status, i.e., positive or negative. This HIV test should be done in a small clinic or in a lab and the test must be conducted by a trained technician. A smart HIV testing system was developed through this research to eliminate the human error that is associated with the use of the quick HIV testing kits. Also, the smart HIV system will improve the testing productivity in comparison to those achieved by the trained technicians. In this research, we have developed a cost-effective system that analyzes the image produced by the HIV kits. We have used a System-On-Chip (SOC) design approach based on the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and the Xilinx Virtex SOC chip in building the system's prototype. The system used a CMOS digital camera to capture the image and an FPGA chip to process the captured image and send the testing results to the display unit. The system can be used in small clinics and pharmacies and eliminates the need for trained technicians. The system has been tested successfully and 98% of the tests were correct. PMID:16078623

El Kateeb, Ali; Law, Peter; Chan, King

2005-06-01

335

3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, COMPONENTS TEST LABORATORY, DYNAMIC TEST FACILITY ...  

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

3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, COMPONENTS TEST LABORATORY, DYNAMIC TEST FACILITY (SATURN V IN BACKGROUND). - Marshall Space Flight Center, East Test Area, Components Test Laboratory, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

336

Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing  

SciTech Connect

The Gas Test Loop (GTL) project is for the design of an adaptation to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to create a fast-flux test space where fuels and materials for advanced reactor concepts can undergo irradiation testing. Incident to that design, it was found necessary to make use of special booster fuel to enhance the neutron flux in the reactor lobe in which the Gas Test Loop will be installed. Because the booster fuel is of a different composition and configuration from standard ATR fuel, it is necessary to qualify the booster fuel for use in the ATR. Part of that qualification is the determination that required thermal hydraulic criteria will be met under routine operation and under selected accident scenarios. The Hydraulic Testing task in the GTL project facilitates that determination by measuring flow coefficients (pressure drops) over various regions of the booster fuel over a range of primary coolant flow rates. A high-fidelity model of the NW lobe of the ATR with associated flow baffle, in-pile-tube, and below-core flow channels was designed, constructed and located in the Idaho State University Thermal Fluids Laboratory. A circulation loop was designed and constructed by the university to provide reactor-relevant water flow rates to the test system. Models of the four booster fuel elements required for GTL operation were fabricated from aluminum (no uranium or means of heating) and placed in the flow channel. One of these was instrumented with Pitot tubes to measure flow velocities in the channels between the three booster fuel plates and between the innermost and outermost plates and the side walls of the flow annulus. Flow coefficients in the range of 4 to 6.5 were determined from the measurements made for the upper and middle parts of the booster fuel elements. The flow coefficient for the lower end of the booster fuel and the sub-core flow channel was lower at 2.3.

Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff

2006-09-01

337

Commerical module test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results are presented for a program of qualification testing of commercial crystalline silicon modules from nine manufacturers in five countries. The outcome demonstrated the effective role of the Block 5 Qualification Tests in the development of reliable modules.

Smokier, M. I.

1986-01-01

338

Acceptance Test Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the special tests and procedures that will be performed on the broadband microwave amplifier panel and the various essential elements that comprise the panel. These tests and procedures outlined are those items that are essential for...

D. C. Kraus

1985-01-01

339

Foreign Comparative Testing Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is the fourth and last in a series of reports addressing the Foreign Comparative Testing Program. The first report addresses the use of the Foreign Comparative Testing Program funds for the BOL Expendable Countermeasure Dispenser. The second r...

1998-01-01

340

Follow-Up Testing  

Cancer.gov

Provides possible follow-up testing, next steps and treatments for women who receive abnormal cervical screening test results, including estrogen cream, colposcopy, endocervical curettage biopsy, punch biopsy, and cone biopsy.

341

Test Theory Reconceived.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Educational test theory consists of statistical and methodological tools to support inference about examinees' knowledge, skills, and accomplishments. The evolution of test theory has been shaped by the nature of users' inferences, which until recently, h...

R. J. Mislevy

1995-01-01

342

Safety and abuse testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A series of abuse tests on large lithium thionyl chloride cells was initiated. Performance data obtained in testing rectangular 2,000 and 10,000 ampere-hour cells are discussed and graphically presented.

Younger, G.

1978-01-01

343

Reradiant Recuperator Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recuperator tests were conducted at the Alabama Reclamation Plant. During these tests, data were recorded from a radiant recuperator mounted on an aluminum remelt furnace. Two configurations of the recuperator were operated during data collection. During ...

S. L. Richlen

1982-01-01

344

CA-125 blood test  

MedlinePLUS

... is a protein that is found more in ovarian cancer cells than in other cells. This blood test ... to monitor women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The test is useful if CA-125 level ...

345

Methylene blue test  

MedlinePLUS

The methylene blue test is a test to determine the type of methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder). ... are removed. A dark green powder called methylene blue goes through the tube into your vein. The ...

346

Collecting Samples for Testing  

MedlinePLUS

... will be limited. Search Help? Collecting Samples for Testing Share this page: Was this page helpful? Introduction | ... From Within | Conclusion | Sources Overview Today's technologies allow testing on an impressively wide variety of samples collected ...

347

Film and Battery Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents results of tests on mechanical properties of biaxally oriented nylon film (Emblem) and Mylar film and on performance tests of lithium primary cells and silver-hydrogen secondary cells.

W. Stover

1974-01-01

348

Rocket Sled Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data on parameters, such as linear acceleration sustained for periods ot time, velocity, and aerodynamic effects of the type not attainable in the laboratory are often obtained from rocket sled tests. To accomplish these objectives, the Materiel Test Proc...

1968-01-01

349

Surreptitious DNA Testing  

MedlinePLUS

Most states do not have laws restricting surreptitious DNA testing. Those that do generally place restrictions only ... of states have laws that broadly restrict surreptitious DNA testing for both health and non-health-related ...

350

Chloride - urine test  

MedlinePLUS

The urine chloride test measures the amount of chloride in urine. ... After you provide a urine sample, it is tested in the lab. If needed, the health care provider may ask you to collect your urine ...

351

ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) Test  

MedlinePLUS

... present. If other liver tests such as bilirubin , aspartate aminotransferase (AST) , or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are also high, ... liver cells, such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) . A test for bilirubin , a substance produced ...

352

Pulmonary Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... the technician know. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are breathing tests to find out how well you move air in and out of your lungs and how well oxygen enters your body. The most common PFTs are ...

353

Pulmonary function tests  

MedlinePLUS

... of breath Measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affects lung function Check lung function before someone has surgery It ... the meaning of your specific test results. Different measurements ... tests include: Diffusion capacity to carbon monoxide (DLCO) ...

354

Nuclear Stress Test  

MedlinePLUS

... rest (left) and during exercise (right) from a nuclear stress test. The dark area shows a location where blood flow is abnormal. A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while ...

355

Diagnostic Tests and Procedures  

MedlinePLUS

... doctor will have to tell you what these pictures show. Some tests are more reliable than others, especially for detecting coronary artery disease. Your doctor will decide which test is best for you, based on your symptoms, your medical ...

356

Exercise stress test  

MedlinePLUS

... EKG - exercise treadmill; Stress ECG; Exercise electrocardiography; Stress test - exercise treadmill ... This test is done at a medical center or health care provider's office. The technician will place 10 flat, ...

357

Quadruple screen test  

MedlinePLUS

... screen; Multiple marker screening; AFP plus; Triple screen test; AFP maternal; MSAFP; 4-marker screen ... This test is usually performed between the 15th and 22nd weeks of the pregnancy, but it is most accurate ...

358

Genetic Testing and PXE  

MedlinePLUS

... test. Informed Consent : You are not required to send GeneDx a completed consent document according to the ... Submit the sample and the forms: To GeneDx : Send the completed Test Requisition/Sample Submission Form and ...

359

ISS Update: Suitport Testing  

NASA Video Gallery

ISS Update commentator Lynnette Madison interviews Joel Maganza, Test Director, about thermal vacuum chambers and unmanned and human-testing with the Suitport. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Jo...

360

Body Composition Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... Body Composition Tests WHAT ARE BODY COMPOSITION TESTS? ANTHROPOMETRY BIOELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS (BIA) BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) ... technician if you are tracking changes over time. Anthropometry This word just means measuring the body. Anthropometry ...

361

Folic acid - test  

MedlinePLUS

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. This article discusses the test to measure the amount of folic acid in the blood. ... that may interfere with test results, including folic acid supplements. Drugs that can decrease folic acid measurements ...

362

Home Use Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... no symptoms, so that you can get early treatment and lower your chance of developing later complications (i.e. cholesterol testing, hepatitis testing). detect specific conditions when there are no ...

363

Uric acid test (image)  

MedlinePLUS

Uric acid urine test is performed to check for the amount of uric acid in urine. Urine is collected over a 24 ... for testing. The most common reason for measuring uric acid levels is in the diagnosis or treatment of ...

364

ConcepTest Examples  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

David Steer and David McConnell at the University of Akron are creating and reviewing ConcepTests for introductory geoscience courses. If anyone would like to test existing questions or submit additional ...

365

Visual acuity test  

MedlinePLUS

The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart (Snellen ... The visual acuity test is a routine part of an eye examination or general physical examination, particularly if there ...

366

Growth hormone test  

MedlinePLUS

... growth hormone can cause abnormal growth patterns called acromegaly in adults and gigantism in children. Too little ... test may be used to monitor response to acromegaly treatment. Different tests are used to diagnose growth ...

367

Coaxial test fixture  

DOEpatents

This invention pertains to arrangements for performing electrical tests on contact material samples, and in particular for testing contact material test samples in an evacuated environment under high current loads. Frequently, it is desirable in developing high-current separable contact material, to have at least a preliminary analysis of selected candidate conductor materials. Testing of material samples will hopefully identify materials unsuitable for high current electrical contact without requiring incorporation of the materials into a completed and oftentimes complex structure.

Praeg, W.F.

1984-03-30

368

Impact Tests for Woods  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Although it is well known that the strength of wood depends greatly upon the time the wood is under the load, little consideration has been given to this fact in testing materials for airplanes. Here, results are given of impact tests on clear, straight grained spruce. Transverse tests were conducted for comparison. Both Izod and Charpy impact tests were conducted. Results are given primarily in tabular and graphical form.

1922-01-01

369

Dynamic geotechnical testing II  

SciTech Connect

This symposium, sponsored by the ASTM Committee on Soil and Rock, had as its primary goal the identification of both established and innovative tests for determining cyclic and dynamic properties of soils. A secondary goal was to provide a forum for a discussion of testing which has been conducted using standard methods. Papers are divided into the following sections: Field testing; Laboratory methods; and Centrifuge testing. Eight of the papers have been selected for inclusion on the data base.

Ebelhar, R.J.; Drnevich, V.P.; Kutter, B.L. (eds.)

1994-01-01

370

Specification-Based Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Specification-Based Testing. Spec-based testing involves discovering what claims are made in the specifications and testing the product against those claims. Thus, testers might evaluate a product against a comprehensive development specification, a user manual, a third-party manual, or a collection of emails and meeting notes that together define the product. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, suggested readings, and study guide materials.

Kaner, Cem; Fiedler, Rebecca L.

2011-06-01

371

Test Bashing Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of 14 articles which appeared in the electronic news bulletin, "EducationNews.org," and which were part of a series on "Test Bashing," a discussion of the use of standardized tests that focuses on controversies surrounding the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and test score improvements in Texas. The articles are: (1)

Phelps, Richard P.

372

Intelligence Tests on Trial.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses the question of why intelligence tests were put on trial. The courts had to weigh the validity of intelligence tests once California chose to rely upon intelligence tests to justify the large numbers of Black children in classes for the educable mentally retarded. (Author/CTM)

Madden, Palmer Brown

1980-01-01

373

Testing bio-chips  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dependability is an essential attribute for microfluidic biochips that are being developed for safety-critical applications such as point-of-care health assessment, air-quality monitoring, and food-safety testing. Therefore, these devices must be adequately tested after manufacture and during bioassay operations. This paper describes testing and diagnosis techniques for droplet-based \\

K. Chakrabarty

2009-01-01

374

Tests for Recall Ability.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two tests are discussed, for testing statistically whether a subject, given a list of words in mixed categories, tends to recall them in groups by category. One of the tests has already appeared in the literature, and some related mathematical results are...

M. A. Stephens

1973-01-01

375

Test Station for Windmills.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Test Station for Windmills was established in 1978, financed by the Danish Ministry of Energy, with the aim of supporting the development of windmills in Denmark. The Test Station has seven platforms for testing grid connected windmills of generator s...

H. Petersen

1985-01-01

376

Testing Unconstrained Optimization Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the testing of optimization software is inadequate because the number of test functmns is small or the starting points are close to the solution. In addition, there has been too much emphasm on measurmg the efficmncy of the software and not enough on testing reliability and robustness. To address this need, we have produced a relatwely large but

Jorge J. Mor; Burton S. Garbow; Kenneth E. Hillstrom

1981-01-01

377

Speededness and Adaptive Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two simple constraints on the item parameters in a response--time model are proposed to control the speededness of an adaptive test. As the constraints are additive, they can easily be included in the constraint set for a shadow-test approach (STA) to adaptive testing. Alternatively, a simple heuristic is presented to control speededness in plain

van der Linden, Wim J.; Xiong, Xinhui

2013-01-01

378

Thyroid Function Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two tests, T-4 and T-3, for hypothyroid based on the binding of the hormones by proteins. The tests were performed in courses for physicians, clinical chemists, laboratory technicians, and undergraduate science students by the individuals involved and on their own sera. These tests are commercially available in kit form. (GA)

Glover, Irving T.

1979-01-01

379

Accelerated test modeling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Cycle life regression model, cycle life prediction model, and acceleration factors are discussed. A method was presented to: (1) select a mathematical model; (2) determine model coefficients using accelerated test data; (3) test model fit of the accelerated test data; and (4) predict normal packs.

Schwartz, D.

1978-01-01

380

Small Wind Independent Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This fact sheet describes the Small Wind Independent Testing at the NWTC and the Regional Test Center's project. NREL and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program established the Small Wind Independent Testing project in 2008 and...

2010-01-01

381

Fluid dynamics test method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Test method and apparatus determine fluid effective mass and damping in frequency range where effective mass may be considered as total mass less sum of slosh masses. Apparatus is designed so test tank and its mounting yoke are supported from structural test wall by series of flexures.

Gayman, W. H.

1974-01-01

382

Torture Test for METAFONT.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We have seen that test programs are unsatisfactory if they are simply large user application; yet some sort of test program is needed because proofs of correctness aren't adequate either. People have proposed schemes for constructing test data automatical...

D. E. Knuth

1986-01-01

383

Leak Test Adapter System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A leak test adapter system and method for using same are provided for leak testing a container. A test port is defined in the container to have a cylindrical portion accessible from within the container and a slot accessible from the cylindrical portion a...

K. B. Lewis

1998-01-01

384

Understanding Prenatal Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... as Huntington's Disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Quad-Screen Test This is a blood test taken from the mother that checks several different components. This test is usually performed in the second trimester (15-20 weeks). The screening looks for ...

385

Testing Historical Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines methods for including skill testing in teacher-made history tests. Focuses on distinguishing fact and fiction, evaluating the reliability of a source, distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, recognizing statements which support generalizations, testing with media, mapping geo-politics, and applying knowledge to new

Baillie, Ray

1980-01-01

386

Solar Panel Test Set.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the Solar Panel Test Set developed for testing solar cell panels in artificial sunlight at an equivalent sunlight intensity of 140 mW/sq.cm. The test set uses iodine-quartz (tungsten) lamps as the radiant-energy source, and the emergi...

W. E. Ray

1970-01-01

387

Testing Texas Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) required of all Texans seeking certification as principals, supervisors, or superintendents. Discusses certain test controversies (including test development by an out-of-state firm), the quality of administraor training in Texas, test objectives, and the future of ExCET.

Hoyle, John R.

1987-01-01

388

STRESS TESTING OF WOODSTOVES  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses stress testing of woodstoves. tress testing is a way to test the long- term durability of woodstove models in the laboratory in a 1 to 2 week time frame. (NOTE: Woodstove field studies have shown that new technology woodstoves designed to have low particulate ...

389

Testing for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four superintendents' plans to construct diagnostic assessments to meet identified students' needs. Superintendents wanted assessments that were aligned to local and state standards and accountability tests; reported results by standards mastered, not total test scores; eliminated teachers' test scoring and reporting burdens while

Schiller, Jeff; Saltrick, Dan

1997-01-01

390

Criteria for Structural Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of a study to define criteria and techniques of design, analysis and test which permit the use of a single major structural test article for performing dynamic, fatigue, and static testing are presented. The criteria developed is applicable to...

1973-01-01

391

AMSD Cryo Actuator Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The actuator technology required for AMSD and subsequently NGST are critical in the successful development for future cryogenic systems. Kodak has undertaken an extensive test plan to determine the performance of the force actuators developed under the AMSD program. These actuators are currently in testing at MSFC and are expected to finish this test cycle in early June 2002.

Mullette, Mark; Matthews, Gary; Russell, Kevin (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

392

Diagnosing the Diagnostic Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scads of pseudodiagnostic tests are peddled by commercial vendors who recognize that desperate educators will do almost anything to dodge an impending accountability cataclysm. And this "almost anything" includes buying tests that promise to help a teacher raise test scores--even if they don't. Accordingly, today's educators need to be aware of

Popham, W. James

2009-01-01

393

Anxiety and Test Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Test anxiety is a variable cognitive, affective, or physiological response, or any combination thereof, occurring during evaluative, self-report examinations. Research suggests that the cognitive, affective, and physiological components of test anxiety are interrelated and that these components in addition to global test anxiety, are negatively

Hickey, Kevin S.

394

Pilot Class Testing: Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistics derived from test score data from the pilot classes participating in the Washington Foreign Language Program are presented in tables in this report. An index accompanies the tables, itemizing the classes by level (FLES, middle, and high school), grade test, language skill, and school. MLA-Coop test performances for each class were

Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.

395

Testing Technology, June 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report highlights the following topics: Photon Correlation Spectroscopy--a new application in jet fuel analysis, Testing news in brief; Solar test facility supports space station research; Shock isolation technique developed for piezoresistive accelerometer; High-speed photography captures Distant Image measurements; and, Radiation effects test revised for CMOS electronics.

Getsch, B.; Floyd, H.L.; Parrott, L.; Van Arsdall, A.

1992-01-01

396

Citric acid urine test  

MedlinePLUS

Urine - citric acid test ... to discontinue drugs that may interfere with the test. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. However, the ... performed while you are eating regularly. Ask your health care ...

397

Testing for Celiac Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... diagnostic test results, patients must be on a gluten-containing diet. [ Top ] tTG The tTG-IgA test ... used to assess initiation and maintenance of a gluten-free diet. Point-of-care tTG tests have ...

398

Platelet Function Tests  

MedlinePLUS

... medications unless instructed to do so by your health care provider. The Test Sample What is being tested? Platelets (also known ... medications unless instructed to do so by your health care provider. The Test How is it used? When is it ordered? ...

399

Microcystin Strip Test Kit.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Microcystin Strip Test Kit is a rapid immunochromatographic test, designed solely for use in the qualitative screening of microcystins and nodularins in RW. A rapid cell lysis step (QuikLyseTM) performed prior to testing is required to measure total m...

2010-01-01

400

Pediatric Environmental Neurobehavioral Test Battery.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: How to Use This Book; Rational for Pediatric Neurobehavioral Testing; Selection of Basic Pediatric Test Battery; Test Battery Implementation; (Preparation, Test Battery Administration, Data Management); Resources.

M. Gibertini R. W. Amler

1996-01-01

401

A Hierarchical Test Model and Automated Test Framework for RTC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a hierarchical test model and automated test framework for robot software components of RTC(Robot Technology\\u000a Component) combined with hardware module. The hierarchical test model consists of three levels of testing based on V-model\\u000a : unit test, integration test, and system test. The automated test framework incorporates four components of test data generation,\\u000a test manager, test execution, and

Jae-Hee Lim; Suk-Hoon Song; Tae-Yong Kuc; Hong-Seong Park; Hong-Seak Kim

2009-01-01

402

Propfan Test Assessment (PTA): Flight test report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Propfan Test Assessment (PTA) aircraft was flown to obtain glade stress and noise data for a 2.74m (9 ft.) diameter single rotation propfan. Tests were performed at Mach numbers to 0.85 and altitudes to 12,192m (40,000 ft.). The propfan was well-behaved structurally over the entire flight envelope, demonstrating that the blade design technology was completely adequate. Noise data were characterized by strong signals at blade passage frequency and up to 10 harmonics. Cabin noise was not so high as to preclude attainment of comfortable levels with suitable wall treatment. Community noise was not excessive.

Little, B. H.; Bartel, H. W.; Reddy, N. N.; Swift, G.; Withers, C. C.; Brown, P. C.

1989-01-01

403

New Tests of Relativity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New ways of using gravitational experiments to test relativity have been revealed by recent studies. Experimental results based on lunar laser ranging, torsion pendula, and high- sensitivity gravimetry have already been obtained. Many more tests have been proposed, including qualitatively new searches based on tests of weak equivalence. In some cases, the proposed tests would constitute the first searches for certain types of relativity violation. This presentation will provide an outline of the modern theoretical framework for testing relativity, the gravitational Standard-Model Extension, and a summary of recent experimental results and proposals. )

Tasson, Jay D.; Kostelecky, Alan

2010-02-01

404

Morpheus Lander Testing Campaign  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA s Morpheus Project has developed and tested a prototype planetary lander capable of vertical takeoff and landing designed to serve as a testbed for advanced spacecraft technologies. The Morpheus vehicle has successfully performed a set of integrated vehicle test flights including hot-fire and tether tests, ultimately culminating in an un-tethered "free-flight" This development and testing campaign was conducted on-site at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), less than one year after project start. Designed, developed, manufactured and operated in-house by engineers at JSC, the Morpheus Project represents an unprecedented departure from recent NASA programs and projects that traditionally require longer development lifecycles and testing at remote, dedicated testing facilities. This paper documents the integrated testing campaign, including descriptions of test types (hot-fire, tether, and free-flight), test objectives, and the infrastructure of JSC testing facilities. A major focus of the paper will be the fast pace of the project, rapid prototyping, frequent testing, and lessons learned from this departure from the traditional engineering development process at NASA s Johnson Space Center.

Hart, Jeremy J.; Mitchell, Jennifer D.

2011-01-01

405

European Geography Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

European Geography Test is a collection of challenging Web-based geography exams that survey students' knowledge of European topography, European urban geography, and general map skills. Currently, this site hosts seven tests, which are available in English, Swedish, Spanish, and Dutch. Tests are divided into three different learning levels, and the focus and objectives for each test are clearly stated. The tests employ interactive maps, photographic images, pull-down menus, radio buttons, and fill-in forms to ask students a series of multiple choice, true or false, and matching questions. The questions included in European Geography Test were developed as part of an inter-university project for DGXXII of the European Commission by a consortium of instructors in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and The Netherlands. Note: users must register at the site to take the free tests; registration requires name, email address, age, and country of residence.

406

FIT testing: an overview.  

PubMed

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common, but preventable, disease and is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. CRC screening has proven effective at reducing both the incidence and mortality of this disease, using any of a number of screening tests available. The test options range from the least invasive and least expensive to more invasive and costly options. Fecal occult blood testing is the oldest, least expensive, and least invasive of these options and has evolved from the poorly sensitive standard guaiac test to the newer and diagnostically superior fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for hemoglobin. This article explores the evolutionary history of fecal occult blood testing, examines test performance characteristics among different FOBTs, and evaluates the role of the FIT in programmatic CRC screening. PMID:24218070

Day, Lukejohn W; Bhuket, Taft; Allison, James

2013-11-01

407

Graded Treadmill Stress Testing  

PubMed Central

Treadmill stress testing is used in assessing the condition of patients with known or suspected heart disease. We did a prospective study to clarify physician ordering and integration of the test. Ordering criteria were always complied with, although most tests were ordered for evaluation of atypical chest pain and only a few for high risk patients with known cardiac dysfunction, indicating a misplaced emphasis on the diagnostic capabilities of the test. Tests in patients with atypical chest pain and stress-induced ischemic changes were always integrated, but in 30 percent of patients with atypical pain and no stress-induced electrocardiographic changes, the tests were not used in patient management. This was often due to the misconception that negative findings on a stress test excluded coronary disease. Physicians should be alerted to this misplaced emphasis and misconception.

Abbott, Joseph A.; Tedeschi, Mary Ann; Cheitlin, Melvin D.

1977-01-01

408

Sample Proficiency Test exercise  

SciTech Connect

The current format of the OPCW proficiency tests has multiple sets of 2 samples sent to an analysis laboratory. In each sample set, one is identified as a sample, the other as a blank. This method of conducting proficiency tests differs from how an OPCW designated laboratory would receive authentic samples (a set of three containers, each not identified, consisting of the authentic sample, a control sample, and a blank sample). This exercise was designed to test the reporting if the proficiency tests were to be conducted. As such, this is not an official OPCW proficiency test, and the attached report is one method by which LLNL might report their analyses under a more realistic testing scheme. Therefore, the title on the report ''Report of the Umpteenth Official OPCW Proficiency Test'' is meaningless, and provides a bit of whimsy for the analyses and readers of the report.

Alcaraz, A; Gregg, H; Koester, C

2006-02-05

409

Pendulum detector testing device  

DOEpatents

A detector testing device is described which provides consistent, cost-effective, repeatable results. The testing device is primarily constructed of PVC plastic and other non-metallic materials. Sensitivity of a walk-through detector system can be checked by: (1) providing a standard test object simulating the mass, size and material content of a weapon or other contraband, (2) suspending the test object in successive positions, such as head, waist and ankle levels, simulating where the contraband might be concealed on a person walking through the detector system; and (3) swinging the suspended object through each of the positions, while operating the detector system and observing its response. The test object is retained in a holder in which the orientation of the test device or target can be readily changed, to properly complete the testing requirements. 5 figs.

Gonsalves, J.M.

1997-09-30

410

Pendulum detector testing device  

DOEpatents

A detector testing device which provides consistent, cost-effective, repeatable results. The testing device is primarily constructed of PVC plastic and other non-metallic materials. Sensitivity of a walk-through detector system can be checked by: 1) providing a standard test object simulating the mass, size and material content of a weapon or other contraband, 2) suspending the test object in successive positions, such as head, waist and ankle levels, simulating where the contraband might be concealed on a person walking through the detector system; and 3) swinging the suspended object through each of the positions, while operating the detector system and observing its response. The test object is retained in a holder in which the orientation of the test device or target can be readily changed, to properly complete the testing requirements.

Gonsalves, John M. (Modesto, CA)

1997-01-01

411

FLAME Test Vehicle 1976 Flight Test Series.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The FLAME vehicle was designed as an inexpensive test vehicle to subject various reentry nosetip experiments to ICBM-type reentry environments. The vehicle is a two-stage solid rocket that is dropped from an F-4 aircraft, allowed to coast for a predetermi...

J. R. Fryer

1977-01-01

412

Digface characterization test plan (remote testing).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robo...

K. Croft R. Hyde S. Allen

1993-01-01

413

Test d'Affichages LCD (LCD Display Tests).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main characteristics of a display are discussed. The way in which a test procedure can be established is presented. Two kinds of tests procedures can be distinguished: certification tests and acceptance tests. The tests can be classified as reliabilit...

R. Jeanmonod

1991-01-01

414

20. UNCOVERED TEST CELL AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER ON ...  

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

20. UNCOVERED TEST CELL AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER ON THE WEST SIDE WHERE F-1 ENGINE WAS TESTED. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Saturn Propulsion & Structural Test Facility, East Test Area, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

415

Automated leak test systems  

SciTech Connect

An automated leak test system for tritium shipping containers has been developed at Westinghouse Savannah River Co. (WSRC). The leak detection system employs a computer controlled helium detector which allows an operator to enter key information when prompted. The software for controlling the tests and the equipment apparatus were both designed and manufactured at the Savannah River Technology Center within WSRC. Recertification Test: Every twelve months, the pressure vessel portion of the shipping container itself must undergo a rigorous recertification leak test. After an empty pressure vessel (shipping container) is assembled, it is placed into one of six stainless steel belljars for helium leak testing. The belljars are fashioned in row much the same as assembly line arrangement. Post-load Test: A post-load leak test is performed upon reservoirs that have been filled with tritium and placed inside the shipping containers mentioned above. These leak tests are performed by a rate-of-rise method where the area around the shipping container seals is evacuated, valved off from the vacuum pump, and then the vacuum pressure is monitored over a two-minute period. The Post Load Leak Test is a quality verification test to ensure that the shipping container has been correctly assembled. 2 figs.

Cordaro, J.V.; Thompson, W.D.; Reeves, G.

1997-09-15

416

Pulp and periradicular testing.  

PubMed

Pulp and periradicular testing is crucial to the initial trauma evaluation and to subsequent monitoring of the traumatized teeth and supporting structures. An accurate diagnosis serves as the basis for therapeutic intervention and helps to ensure that destruction of the dental structures will be minimized and function will be regained. The purpose of this review is to present the current best evidence for accurate diagnostic testing of the pulp and periapex of traumatized teeth. Five databases were searched for literature pertaining to pulpal testing and trauma. Widely recognized textbooks were also consulted. Currently used pulp vitality testing is constrained by its subjective character and by the fact that it is a measure of neuronal status and not true pulpal viability. Tests that measure tissue perfusion more accurately reflect pulpal vitality, but they are not available commercially. This review discusses the specificity, sensitivity, and accuracy of commonly used tests, with emphasis on the applicability of certain tests to specific patient presentations in trauma. Factors that influence test selection are discussed, and specific recommendations are made on the basis of best evidence. Although differences exist between the various studies as to the accuracy of commonly used pulpal and periradicular tests, most of these have acceptable predictive value. Pulpal and periradicular tests in the trauma patient should be used in conjunction with clinical and radiographic observations to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan. PMID:23439039

Levin, Linda Gibson

2013-03-01

417

Nemesis Autonomous Test System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A generalized framework has been developed for systems validation that can be applied to both traditional and autonomous systems. The framework consists of an automated test case generation and execution system called Nemesis that rapidly and thoroughly identifies flaws or vulnerabilities within a system. By applying genetic optimization and goal-seeking algorithms on the test equipment side, a "war game" is conducted between a system and its complementary nemesis. The end result of the war games is a collection of scenarios that reveals any undesirable behaviors of the system under test. The software provides a reusable framework to evolve test scenarios using genetic algorithms using an operation model of the system under test. It can automatically generate and execute test cases that reveal flaws in behaviorally complex systems. Genetic algorithms focus the exploration of tests on the set of test cases that most effectively reveals the flaws and vulnerabilities of the system under test. It leverages advances in state- and model-based engineering, which are essential in defining the behavior of autonomous systems. It also uses goal networks to describe test scenarios.

Barltrop, Kevin J.; Lee, Cin-Young; Horvath, Gregory A,; Clement, Bradley J.

2012-01-01

418

[PR of clinical testing].  

PubMed

Regardless of its vital role of providing quality of patients care and optimizing overall healthcare costs, a clinical testing in Japan bears too strong cost containment pressures, which lead to too economically driven cost reduction initiatives. As a result, there is a risk of hampering infrastructure of appropriate medical services in Japan, including accuracy of tests, speed of tests, adoptation of new IVD technology, quality of information, adding value information, risk management, etc. In order to maintain a proper clinical testing in Japan, people/organizations associated with IVD and clinical testing should take more proactive PR actions to appeal the importance and value addition of clinical testing to patients, media, governments, hospital management, and other medical professionals. PMID:15796048

Banno, Kohtaro

2005-02-01

419

Rail shear test method  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of both an experimental test program and a finite element analysis of selected graphite/polyimide rail shear test specimens are discussed. The two dimensional finite element analysis includes both mechanical and thermal loading (differential expansion) of the specimens and their elastic rails. Parameters in this analysis of unidirectional and symmetric, balanced angle-ply laminates include ply layup angles, the effect of flexible rails, the method of load introduction to the specimen and the effect of uniform heating of the specimen and rails. Two types of tensile rail shear fixtures were investigated experimentally: a uniform thickness, bolted-rail shear fixture loaded diagonally across the specimen test section; and a tapered thickness, bonded-rail shear fixture loaded axially along the center-line of the specimen test section. Test results include room-temperature and 589K strain data taken from the center of the specimen test section during loading.

Garcia, R.; Mcwithey, R. R.

1979-01-01

420

Tests from Proofs  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Test generation has recently become the largest application of SMT solvers as measured by computational usage. At Microsoft,\\u000a the Z3 SMT solver has solved more than 200 million constraints over the last two years as a component of the whitebox fuzzer\\u000a SAGE. Whitebox fuzzing extends dynamic test generation based on symbolic execution and constraint solving from unit testing\\u000a to whole-application

Patrice Godefroid

421

Catalase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The catalase test is used to detect the presence of the enzyme catalase in bacteria. Catalase serves to neutralize the bactericidal effects of hydrogen peroxide. Its concentration in bacteria has been correlated with pathogenicity. This enzymatic test is essential in the scheme of identification for gram-positive organisms and certain gram-negative organisms. It is a primary test used in the differentiation of staphylococci and streptococci.

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

422

High Brightness Test Stand  

Microsoft Academic Search

The High Brightness Test Stand is a 2 MeV, less than or equal to 10 kA electron accelerator module. This accelerator module, designed as an upgrade prototype for the Advanced Test Accelerator (ATA), combines solid state nonlinear magnetic drives with state-of-the-art induction linac technology. The facility serves a dual role, as it not only provides a test bed for this

D. L. Birx; G. J. Caporaso; J. K. Boyd; S. A. Hawkins; S. E. Poor; L. L. Reginato; D. Rogers Jr.; M. W. Smith

1985-01-01

423

LIMS user acceptance testing.  

PubMed

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) play a key role in the pharmaceutical industry. Thorough and accurate validation of such systems is critical and is a regulatory requirement. LIMS user acceptance testing is one aspect of this testing and enables the user to make a decision to accept or reject implementation of the system. This paper discusses key elements in facilitating the development and execution of a LIMS User Acceptance Test Plan (UATP). PMID:14660299

Klein, Corbett S

2003-01-01

424

ANFO Cylinder Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cylinder test data is reported for commercially available prilled ANFO (ammonium-nitrate\\/fuel-oil) at 0.93 g\\/cc density and ambient temperature. The tests were four-inch inner diameter, with wall-thickness and length scaled from the standard one-inch test (0.4 inch and 48 inch, respectively). The wall expansion was measured with a rotating mirror streak camera and the velocity was measured by fine-wire pin switches,

L. L. Davis; L. G. Hill

2002-01-01

425

ANFO Cylinder Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cylinder test data is reported for commercially available prilled ANFO (ammonium nitrate - fuel oil) at ca. 0.93 g\\/cc density and ambient temperature. The tests were four-inch inner diameter, with wall-thickness and length scaled from the standard one-inch test (0.4 inch and 48 inch, respectively). The wall expansion was measured with a rotating mirror streak camera and the velocity was

Lloyd Davis; Larry Hill

2001-01-01

426

Instrumented Materials Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This presentation starts with an introduction to the need for materials testing. Classic failures (such as brittle ship hull fractures) are discussed before fundamental discoveries in fracture analysis (Griffith, Westergaard, and Irwin). Next standard tests are identified, followed by a look at brittle versus ductile failure. Griffith's result (the composite paradigm) that smaller composite specimens are stronger because they have smaller flaws, is covered. This leads into composite tests. And finally, stress waves are shown as an example that will initiate damage.

Mackin, Thomas J.

1996-01-01

427

Testing random number generators  

Microsoft Academic Search

So-called Random number generators on computersare deterministic functions producing a sequence of numberswhich should mimic a sample of i.i.d. U(0; 1) randomvariables. Two classes of tests are commonly applied tosuch generators. Firstly, the theoretical tests, which lookat the intrinsic structure of the generator to derive behavioralproperties of the sequence of points, usually overthe whole period. These theoretical tests are specific

Pierre L'Ecuyer

1992-01-01

428

Durability Testing of Sealants  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses the work carried out over the past decade within ISO TC59\\/SC8 and RILEM TC139-DBS committees towards the development of a durability test standard for sealants. In 2001, RILEM TC139-DBS published a RILEM Technical Recommendation (RTR) on a durability test method for curtain wall joint sealants. The paper discusses the development of this test method as well as

A. T. Wolf

429

Software verification and testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General procedures for software verification and validation are provided as a guide for managers, programmers, and analysts involved in software development. The verification and validation procedures described are based primarily on testing techniques. Testing refers to the execution of all or part of a software system for the purpose of detecting errors. Planning, execution, and analysis of tests are outlined in this document. Code reading and static analysis techniques for software verification are also described.

1985-01-01

430

Test Particles, Test Modes and Drift Turbulence  

SciTech Connect

Strong electrostatic turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas is characterized by trapping or eddying of test particle trajectories produced by the ExB stochastic drift. Trapping is shown to produce non-standard statistics of trajectories: non-Gaussian distribution, memory effects and quasi-coherence. Two types of effects produced by trapping are analyzed. The first type concerns particle and energy transport and consists in very strong nonlinear modification of the diffusion coefficients. Anomalous diffusion regimes are obtained when the other components of the motion (particle collisions, plasma rotation, the motion along the confining magnetic field) do not destroy trajectory eddying. The second type of effects are evidenced by studying test modes on turbulent plasma. We show that trappyng provides the physical mechanism for the inverse cascade observed in drift turbulence.

Vlad, Madalina; Spineanu, Florin [National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, P.O. Box MG-36, Magurele, Bucharest (Romania)

2008-10-15

431

Dynamic impact testing with servohydraulic testing machines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design concept of Crashworthiness requires the information on material behaviour under dynamic impact loading in order to describe and predict the crash behaviour of structures. Especially the transport related industries, like car, railway or aircraft industry, pursue the concept of lightweight design for a while now. The materials' maximum constraint during loading is pushed to permanently increasing figures. This means in terms of crashworthiness that the process of energy absorption in structures and the mechanical behaviour of materials must well understood and can be described appropriately by material models. In close cooperation with experts from various industries and research institutes Instron has developed throughout the past years a new family of servohydraulic testing machines specifically designed to cope with the dynamics of high rate testing. Main development steps are reflected versus their experimental necessities.

Bardenheier, R.; Rogers, G.

2006-08-01

432

LISA Optical Bench Testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each LISA satellite carries optical benches, one for each test mass, that measure the distance to the local test mass and to the remote optical bench on the distant satellite. Currently, an elegant bread board of the optical bench is developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) by EADS Astrium, TNO Science and Technology, University of Glasgow and the Albert Einstein Institute. To test the optical bench the two interferometers mentioned above must be completed by an external simulator, the test mass and telescope simulator. We give an overview of the simulator layout and performance predictions.

Trbs, M.; d'Arcio, L.; Barke, S.; Bogenstahl, J.; Diekmann, C.; Fitzsimons, E. D.; Gerberding, O.; Hennig, J.; Hey, F. G.; Hogenhuis, H.; Killow, C. J.; Lieser, M.; Lucarelli, S.; Nikolov, S.; Perreur-Lloyd, M.; Pijnenburg, J.; Robertson, D. I.; Sohmer, A.; Taylor, A.; Ward, H.; Weise, D.; Heinzel, G.; Danzmann, K.

2013-01-01

433

Open Rotor Test Status  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Testing of low noise, counter-rotating open rotor propulsion concepts has been ongoing at Glenn Research Center in collaboration with General Electric Company. The presentation is an overview of the testing that has been completed to date and previews the upcoming test entries. The NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project Diagnostics entry is the most recent to finish. That test entry included acoustic phased array, pressure sensitive paint, particle image velocimetry, pylon installed measurements and acoustic shielding measurements. A preview of the data to be acquired in the 8x6 high-speed wind tunnel is also included.

VanZante, Dale E.

2010-01-01

434

The whitaker test.  

PubMed

Purpose: The Whitaker test was conceived and developed by Roger H. Whitaker (May 25, 1939) while he was a resident at Cambridge University in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The test combines a urodynamic study with antegrade pyelography to measure the pressure differential between the renal pelvis and the bladder. The test can differentiate between patients with residual or recurrent obstruction and those with dilatation secondary to permanent changes in the musculature. Materials and Methods: We present the history of the Whitaker test and its place in modern practice. Results: It is useful in evaluating patients with questionable ureteropelvic or ureterovesical junction obstruction and primary defects in the ureteral musculature. It can also be used to determine when percutaneous nephrostomy tubes can be safely discontinued in postoperative patients. Conclusion: The merit of the Whitaker test in comparison to other less invasive tests, specifically diuretic renography, is the subject of much debate. However, such debate erroneously presupposes that the tests are directly comparable, which they are not. The correct use for the Whitaker test is to assesses potential upper tract obstruction in equivocal cases and should only be utilized when equivocal results are obtained by other less invasive tests, obstruction is suspected in a poorly functioning kidney, a negative renogram with colic, intermittent obstruction, and percutaneous access already exists and the cause of dilatation needs investigating. PMID:25015627

Johnston, Richard B; Porter, Christopher

2014-01-01

435

Software Testing and Verification  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The current issue of the IBM Systems Journal examines many aspects of software testing and verification. This new material contains ten articles written by workers in the IBM Research Division. Some of the papers, such as Testing z/OS, might be specific to IBM operations; however, most can be useful to individuals or companies implementing similar testing strategies. One article in particular discusses three case studies of Orthogonal Defect Classification and how it can be used "to improve software testing." Although the issue cannot be downloaded as a whole, individual papers can be viewed or downloaded in various formats.

2002-01-01

436

Reactor Simulator Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the Nuclear Systems Office Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) project, a reactor simulator test loop (RxSim) was design & built to perform integrated testing of the TDU components. In particular, the objectives of RxSim testing was to verify the operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation and control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. In addition, it was decided to include a thermal test of a cold trap purification design and a pump performance test at pump voltages up to 150 V since the targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s was not obtained in the RxSim at the originally constrained voltage of 120 V. This paper summarizes RxSim testing. The gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively in NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain operations. The instrumentation and control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings. The cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the cold temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. The annular linear induction pump (ALIP) tested was able to produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

Schoenfeld, Michael P.; Webster, Kenny L.; Pearson, Boise J.

2013-01-01

437

Protuberance heating test program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are presented of the protuberance heating test program. Four general protuberance shapes on a flat plate were tested. Presentation and evaluation of the data both on the protuberance and in the wake regions are made. The test program is an extension of the general protuberance heat transfer test. The additional series of tests was conducted to define the extent of wake heating and to assess the effects of Reynolds number variation on heating both on and around the protuberances. The protuberance models were mounted near the forward end of a six-foot instrumented test plate with stringers that simulated interstage and skirt structure of the Saturn S-4B stage. The tests were performed at Mach numbers of 2.49, 3.51, and 4.44. Reynolds numbers per foot of 3 million and 1.5 million were used for the two lower Mach numbers and 3 million for a Mach number of 4.44. The test Mach numbers simulated the Saturn S-4B flight conditions during the most severe aerodynamic heating period. The test Reynolds numbers were somewhat higher than the flight values, but lower values could not be used because of tunnel and instrumentation limitations. Oil flow runs were made on two representative models at various combinations of Mach number and Reynolds number to help define the extent of wake heating.

Sieker, W. D.

1966-01-01

438

A new exclusion test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Exclusion tests are a well-known tool for obtaining all solutions of a nonlinear system of equations, see, e.g., the work of Krawczyk or Moore. Recently, Yamamura and collaborators have developed Linear Programming exclusion tests that turned out to be highly successful for nonlinear problems in electrical networking. The author has developed higher order exclusion tests based on Taylor expansions. In the present paper it is shown that the ideas behind both approaches can be combined: We present a new class of higher order Linear Programming exclusion tests, investigate their computational complexity, and illustrate their performance on several examples.

Georg, Kurt

2003-03-01

439

Large coil test facility  

SciTech Connect

Final design of the facility is nearing completion, and 20% of the construction has been accomplished. A large vacuum chamber, houses the test assembly which is coupled to appropriate cryogenic, electrical, instrumentation, diagnostc systems. Adequate assembly/disassembly areas, shop space, test control center, offices, and test support laboratories are located in the same building. Assembly and installation operations are accomplished with an overhead crane. The major subsystems are the vacuum system, the test stand assembly, the cryogenic system, the experimental electric power system, the instrumentation and control system, and the data aquisition system.

Nelms, L.W.; Thompson, P.B.

1980-01-01

440

Force Limited Vibration Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the concept and applications of Force Limited Vibration Testing. The goal of vibration testing of aerospace hardware is to identify problems that would result in flight failures. The commonly used aerospace vibration tests uses artificially high shaker forces and responses at the resonance frequencies of the test item. It has become common to limit the acceleration responses in the test to those predicted for the flight. This requires an analysis of the acceleration response, and requires placing accelerometers on the test item. With the advent of piezoelectric gages it has become possible to improve vibration testing. The basic equations have are reviewed. Force limits are analogous and complementary to the acceleration specifications used in conventional vibration testing. Just as the acceleration specification is the frequency spectrum envelope of the in-flight acceleration at the interface between the test item and flight mounting structure, the force limit is the envelope of the in-flight force at the interface . In force limited vibration tests, both the acceleration and force specifications are needed, and the force specification is generally based on and proportional to the acceleration specification. Therefore, force limiting does not compensate for errors in the development of the acceleration specification, e.g., too much conservatism or the lack thereof. These errors will carry over into the force specification. Since in-flight vibratory force data are scarce, force limits are often derived from coupled system analyses and impedance information obtained from measurements or finite element models (FEM). Fortunately, data on the interface forces between systems and components are now available from system acoustic and vibration tests of development test models and from a few flight experiments. Semi-empirical methods of predicting force limits are currently being developed on the basis of the limited flight and system test data. A simple two degree of freedom system is shown and the governing equations for basic force limiting results for this system are reviewed. The design and results of the shuttle vibration forces (SVF) experiments are reviewed. The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) also was used to validate force limiting. Test instrumentation and supporting equipment are reviewed including piezo-electric force transducers, signal processing and conditioning systems, test fixtures, and vibration controller systems. Several examples of force limited vibration testing are presented with some results.

Scharton, Terry; Chang, Kurng Y.

2005-01-01

441

Vertical Line Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students try to connect given points on a graph in a way that they will pass the vertical line test. If the points can't be made to pass the vertical line test, the student must adjust the points so they will pass the test. This activity allows students to explore the vertical line test for functions. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

2010-01-01

442

Forensic DNA testing.  

PubMed

Forensic DNA testing has a number of applications, including parentage testing, identifying human remains from natural or man-made disasters or terrorist attacks, and solving crimes. This article provides background information followed by an overview of the process of forensic DNA testing, including sample collection, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, short tandem repeat (STR) allele separation and sizing, typing and profile interpretation, statistical analysis, and quality assurance. The article concludes with discussions of possible problems with the data and other forensic DNA testing techniques. PMID:22135660

Butler, John M

2011-12-01

443

FSA field test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 12 continental remote sites were decommissioned. Testing was consolidated into a five-site network consisting of the four Southern California sites and a new Florida site. 16 kW of new state-of-the-art modules were deployed at the five sites. Testing of the old modules continued at the Goldstone site but as a low-priority item. Array testing of modules is considered. Additional new testing capabilities were added. A battery-powered array data logger is discussed. A final set of failure and degradation data was obtained from the modules.

Jaffe, P.; Weaver, R. W.; Lee, R. E.

1981-01-01

444

Alternator insulation evaluation tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tests were conducted to predict the remaining electrical insulation life of a 60 KW homopolar inductor alternator following completion of NASA turbo-alternator endurance tests for SNAP-8 space electrical power systems application. The insulation quality was established for two alternators following completion of these tests. A step-temperature aging test procedure was developed for insulation life prediction and applied to one of the two alternators. Armature winding insulation life of over 80,000 hours for an average winding temperature of 248 degrees C was predicted using the developed procedure.

Penn, W. B.; Schaefer, R. F.; Balke, R. L.

1972-01-01

445

Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Thomas Kirkman of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, introduces the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, gives background and procedures for the test, and provides a calculation page which allows users to enter their own data and perform the test. The lesson is almost entirely text based, but the author has added a K-S Test data set for users to experiment with. This makes the lesson much more interactive and understandable. While basic, the site still has good context and could easily be transformed into a lesson plan.

Kirkman, Thomas

2009-02-03

446

Leak test fitting  

DOEpatents

A hollow fitting for use in gas spectrometry leak testing of conduit joints is divided into two generally symmetrical halves along the axis of the conduit. A clip may quickly and easily fasten and unfasten the halves around the conduit joint under test. Each end of the fitting is sealable with a yieldable material, such as a piece of foam rubber. An orifice is provided in a wall of the fitting for the insertion or detection of helium during testing. One half of the fitting also may be employed to test joints mounted against a surface.

Pickett, Patrick T. (Kettering, OH)

1981-01-01

447

Sensitivity testing and analysis  

SciTech Connect

New methods of sensitivity testing and analysis are proposed. The new test method utilizes Maximum Likelihood Estimates to pick the next test level in order to maximize knowledge of both the mean, {mu}, and the standard deviation, {sigma} of the population. Simulation results demonstrate that this new test provides better estimators (less bias and smaller variance) of both {mu} and {sigma} than the other commonly used tests (Probit, Bruceton, Robbins-Monro, Langlie). A new method of analyzing sensitivity tests is also proposed. It uses the Likelihood Ratio Test to compute regions of arbitrary confidence. It can calculate confidence regions, for {mu}, {sigma}, and arbitrary percentiles. Unlike presently used methods, such as the program ASENT which is based on the Cramer-Rao theorem, it can analyze the results of all sensitivity tests, and it does not significantly underestimate the size of the confidence regions. The new test and analysis methods will be explained and compared to the presently used methods. 19 refs., 12 figs.

Neyer, B.T.

1991-01-01

448

Integrated Test Facility (ITF)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA-Dryden Integrated Test Facility (ITF), also known as the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF), provides an environment for conducting efficient and thorough testing of advanced, highly integrated research aircraft. Flight test confidence is greatly enhanced by the ability to qualify interactive aircraft systems in a controlled environment. In the ITF, each element of a flight vehicle can be regulated and monitored in real time as it interacts with the rest of the aircraft systems. Testing in the ITF is accomplished through automated techniques in which the research aircraft is interfaced to a high-fidelity real-time simulation. Electric and hydraulic power are also supplied, allowing all systems except the engines to function as if in flight. The testing process is controlled by an engineering workstation that sets up initial conditions for a test, initiates the test run, monitors its progress, and archives the data generated. The workstation is also capable of analyzing results of individual tests, comparing results of multiple tests, and producing reports. The computers used in the automated aircraft testing process are also capable of operating in a stand-alone mode with a simulation cockpit, complete with its own instruments and controls. Control law development and modification, aerodynamic, propulsion, guidance model qualification, and flight planning -- functions traditionally associated with real-time simulation -- can all be performed in this manner. The Remotely Augmented Vehicles (RAV) function, now located in the ITF, is a mainstay in the research techniques employed at Dryden. This function is used for tests that are too dangerous for direct human involvement or for which computational capacity does not exist onboard a research aircraft. RAV provides the researcher with a ground-based computer that is radio linked to the test aircraft during actual flight. The Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) system, formerly housed in the Thermostructural Laboratory, now also resides in the ITF. In preparing a research aircraft for flight testing, it is vital to measure its structural frequencies and mode shapes and compare results to the models used in design analysis. The final function performed in the ITF is routine aircraft maintenance. This includes preflight and post-flight instrumentation checks and the servicing of hydraulics, avionics, and engines necessary on any research aircraft. Aircraft are not merely moved to the ITF for automated testing purposes but are housed there throughout their flight test programs.

1991-01-01

449

Integrated Test Facility (ITF)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA-Dryden Integrated Test Facility (ITF), also known as the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF), provides an environment for conducting efficient and thorough testing of advanced, highly integrated research aircraft. Flight test confidence is greatly enhanced by the ability to qualify interactive aircraft systems in a controlled environment. In the ITF, each element of a flight vehicle can be regulated and monitored in real time as it interacts with the rest of the aircraft systems. Testing in the ITF is accomplished through automated techniques in which the research aircraft is interfaced to a high-fidelity real-time simulation. Electric and hydraulic power are also supplied, allowing all systems except the engines to function as if in flight. The testing process is controlled by an engineering workstation that sets up initial conditions for a test, initiates the test run, monitors its progress, and archives the data generated. The workstation is also capable of analyzing results of individual tests, comparing results of multiple tests, and producing reports. The computers used in the automated aircraft testing process are also capable of operating in a stand-alone mode with a simulation cockpit, complete with its own instruments and controls. Control law development and modification, aerodynamic, propulsion, guidance model qualification, and flight planning -- functions traditionally associated with real-time simulation -- can all be performed in this manner. The Remotely Augmented Vehicles (RAV) function, now located in the ITF, is a mainstay in the research techniques employed at Dryden. This function is used for tests that are too dangerous for direct human involvement or for which computational capacity does not exist onboard a research aircraft. RAV provides the researcher with a ground-based computer that is radio linked to the test aircraft during actual flight. The Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) system, formerly housed in the Thermostructural Laboratory, now also resides in the ITF. In preparing a research aircraft for flight testing, it is vital to measure its structural frequencies and mode shapes and compare results to the models used in design analysis. The final function performed in the ITF is routine aircraft maintenance. This includes preflight and post-flight instrumentation checks and the servicing of hydraulics, avionics, and engines necessary on any research aircraft. Aircraft are not merely moved to the ITF for automated testing purposes but are housed there throughout their flight test programs.

1992-01-01

450

Alternatives to Standardized Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents suggestions for alternatives to standardized testing. The means for alternative methods of evaluation are easily accessible if educational resources are organized for that purpose. (Author/IRT)

Perrone, Vito

1975-01-01

451

Flushable reagent stool blood test  

MedlinePLUS

Stool occult blood test - flushable home test; Fecal occult blood test - flushable home test ... This test is performed at home with disposable pads. The pads are available at pharmacies without a prescription. Brand ...

452

Testing, Requirements, and Metrics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The criticality of correct, complete, testable requirements is a fundamental tenet of software engineering. Also critical is complete requirements based testing of the final product. Modern tools for managing requirements allow new metrics to be used in support of both of these critical processes. Using these tools, potential problems with the quality of the requirements and the test plan can be identified early in the life cycle. Some of these quality factors include: ambiguous or incomplete requirements, poorly designed requirements databases, excessive or insufficient test cases, and incomplete linkage of tests to requirements. This paper discusses how metrics can be used to evaluate the quality of the requirements and test to avoid problems later. Requirements management and requirements based testing have always been critical in the implementation of high quality software systems. Recently, automated tools have become available to support requirements management. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), automated requirements management tools are being used on several large projects. The use of these tools opens the door to innovative uses of metrics in characterizing test plan quality and assessing overall testing risks. In support of these projects, the Software Assurance Technology Center (SATC) is working to develop and apply a metrics program that utilizes the information now available through the application of requirements management tools. Metrics based on this information provides real-time insight into the testing of requirements and these metrics assist the Project Quality Office in its testing oversight role. This paper discusses three facets of the SATC's efforts to evaluate the quality of the requirements and test plan early in the life cycle, thus preventing costly errors and time delays later.

Rosenberg, Linda; Hyatt, Larry; Hammer, Theodore F.; Huffman, Lenore; Wilson, William

1998-01-01

453

What Test Oracle Should I Use for Effective GUI Testing?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Test designers widely believe that the overall effective- ness and cost of software testing depends largely on the type and number of test cases executed on the software. In this paper we show that the test oracle used during test- ing also contributes significantly to test effectiveness and cost. A test oracle is a mechanism that determines whether a software

Atif M. Memon; Ishan Banerjee; Adithya Nagarajan

2003-01-01

454

Clustering test cases to achieve effective test selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Full testing involves running all the tests in the test suite. This is exhaustive and will consume an inordinate amount of time and money. Hence, an ordering of test cases aids in early detection of faults. However, ordering and running a large test suite is still infeasible, as it would not be possible to run all tests during regression testing.

P. G. Sapna; Hrushikesha Mohanty

2010-01-01

455

Testing for recombinant erythropoietin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Erythropoietin (Epo) is a glycoprotein hormone that promotes the production of red blood cells. Recombi- nant human Epo (rhEpo) is illicitly used to improve performance in endurance sports. Doping in sports is discouraged by the screening of athletes for rhEpo. Both direct tests (indicating the presence of exogene- ous Epo isoforms) and indirect tests (indicating hematological changes induced by exogenous

Joris R. Delanghe; Mathieu Bollen; Monique Beullens

2008-01-01

456

Teaching to the Test?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum-teaching, requiring teachers to direct instruction toward a specific body of content knowledge or cognitive skills, is preferable to item-teaching organized around test items. Detecting inappropriate test-preparation practices among teachers is difficult. Curriculum-teaching, if effective, will elevate students' scores and mastery of

Popham, W. James

2001-01-01

457

Coal preparation and testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Upgrading of the pilot plant large scale test facility for testing and evaluating coal preparation equipment, processes, and instrumentation, and for producing large quantities of coal of required specification prepared under controlled conditions is described. A fact sheet describing the coal preparation plant is presented.

Birlingmair, D.; Fisher, R.

1982-03-01

458

Test Well, East River  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

USGS test well 10 34h363 in the East River, Brunswick, Ga. The U.S. Geological Survey drilled this test well in the early 1970's and at the time it was on the edge of the marsh at Andrews Island. It is now only accessible by boat or canoe at high tide. Despite being surrounded by saltwater the artes...

2008-12-04

459

Test Group Rethinks Questions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A group that is developing tests for half the states in the nation has dramatically reduced the length of its assessment in a bid to balance the desire for a more meaningful and useful exam with concerns about the amount of time spent on testing. The decision by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium reflects months of conversation among its

Gewertz, Catherine

2012-01-01

460

Solid Rocket Motor Test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shown is a test of the TEM-13 solid rocket motor at the ATK test facility in Utah in support of the Ares/CLV first stage. This image is extracted from high definition video and is the highest resolution available.

2008-01-01

461

Aeropropulsion Environmental Test Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of the DoD Base Realignment and Closure process, the unique Navy capability to test aircraft engines under various environmental conditions is being transitioned to the Air Force. A new facility, using two modified sea level Air Force T-9 test cel...

J. K. Lominac J. F. Boytos

1998-01-01

462

Test Analysis With SPSS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the revised version of a paper originally produced for the AKS Test Teach-In held at the Gesamthochschule in Duisburg, West Germany, in March 1979. Details about computing are expanded in the revised version, but no attempt has been made to go into the intricacies of test statistics. This paper assumes that the reader knows what statistics

Klein-Braley, Christine

463

Testing earthquake predictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistical tests of earthquake predictions require a null hypothesis to model occasional chance successes. To define and quantify `chance success' is knotty. Some null hypotheses ascribe chance to the Earth: Seismicity is modeled as random. The null distribution of the number of successful predictions -- or any other test statistic -- is taken to be its distribution when the fixed

Brad Luen; Philip B. Stark

2008-01-01

464

Likelihood Ratio Tests  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Kyle Siegrist of the University of Alabama - Huntsville, introduces likelihood ratio tests by giving the Neyman-Pearson lemma and several examples. The examples include a gamma model, a binomial model, and a nonparametric model. The page concludes with a definition of the generalized likelihood ratio test.

Siegrist, Kyle

2009-01-12

465

Oxidase Test Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The oxidase test is used to detect the presence of the enzyme cytochrome oxidase in microorganisms.  While used as a taxonomic tool for many microorganisms, the test was established initially to differentiate Neisseria spp. (oxidase positive) from Acinetobacter (oxidase negative) and Pseudomonas spp. (oxidase positive) from the Enterobacteriaceae (oxidase negative).

American Society For Microbiology;

2010-11-11

466

Implicit Association Test Explanation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Implicit association tests (IATs) measure the relative ease with which people are able to make associations between certain groups of people (e.g., older adults) and the concepts of "good" and "bad." This page provides information about how to use the implicit association test to illustrate social cognition

467

Choosing the Right Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Ivo Dinov of the University of California, Berkeley, helps readers know which statistical tests are appropriate for the different types of data. Two charts display the information. A discussion of study design and sample size, as well as exercise questions with solutions are also provided. This is a great reference tool for anyone interested in different statistical tests and methods.

Dinov, Ivo

2009-01-14

468

Test Reviewing in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proper use of psychological tests requires that the measurement instruments have adequate psychometric properties, such as reliability and validity, and that the professionals who use the instruments have the necessary expertise. In this article, we present the first review of tests published in Spain, carried out with an assessment model

Muniz, Jose; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R.; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Campillo-Alvarez, Angela; Pena-Suarez, Elsa

2012-01-01

469

Misspecification Tests in Econometrics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Misspecification tests play an important role in detecting unreliable and inadequate economic models. This book brings together many results from the growing literature in econometrics on misspecification testing. It provides theoretical analyses and convenient methods for application. The main emphasis is on the Lagrange multiplier principle, which provides considerable unification, although several other approaches are also considered. The author also

L. G. Godfrey

1988-01-01

470

Precision tests of QED  

SciTech Connect

The major precision tests of QED are reviewed. At the present time, there are no serious conflicts between theory and experiment. However, there are various possibilities for refining the tests and some of them depend on better information from high energy physics experiments.

Yennie, D.R.

1984-11-15

471

MICE RF TEST STAND  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) RF test stand is being assembled at Daresbury Laboratory. This will provide a test bed for power amplifiers to produce the 2MW 200MHz RF for the MICE experiment RF cavities. Initial design and proposed layout of the RF system are described.

P. A. Corlett; A. Moss; J. Orrett

2006-01-01

472

Testing for HPV  

MedlinePLUS

... common abnormal Pap test result seen is called ASC-US (your doctor may say this as ask us). ASC-US cells usually are not pre-cancer, but ... arent quite normal either. If there are ASC-US cells in your Pap test result, one ...

473

FIELD DISPERSANT EFFECTIVENESS TEST  

EPA Science Inventory

The EPA's OHMSETT facility has developed a rapid field test that includes some of the theoretical aspects and conditions of dispersion at sea. This Field Dispersant Effectiveness Test (FDET) has been used to evaluate the dispersibility of various commonly-transported oils and mak...

474

Comprehension Tests in Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an alternative way for testing a student's understanding of theory in a tertiary mathematics course. Provides two sample questions and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the method. Argues that the method is an acceptable and flexible means of testing students and can be adapted to use in other contexts as well. (Author/ASK)

Conradie, Jurie; Frith, John

2000-01-01

475

Standards for Objective Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new book of standards for quality of tests has been published in Spanish, filling a gap on this field. The book includes 64 standards, comments, a companion questionnaire for self-evaluation and a planning schedule; with those tools a non-expert may understand the standards, and easily follow some procedures to design or to improve a test. The

Tristan, Agustin; Vidal, Rafael

2007-01-01

476

Tests of Machine Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the deflnition and measurement of intelligence is clearly of fundamental importance to the fleld of artiflcial intelligence, no general survey of deflnitions and tests of machine intelligence exists. Indeed few researchers are even aware of alternatives to the Turing test and its many derivatives. In this paper we flll this gap by providing a short survey of the many

Shane Legg; Marcus Hutter

2006-01-01

477

NASA Test File  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Test File is data file containing computer-aided design (CAD) data formatted according to National Bureau of Standards Initial Graphic Exchange Specification (IGES). File created for purpose of conducting NASA tests to determine to what extent dissimilar CAD systems exchange data using the IGES standard formats and IGES translators.

Gordon, S.

1986-01-01

478

ELLA Fails Four Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that ELLA (English Language and Literacy Assessment ) implemented in New South Wales, Australia, fails four tests for sound diagnostic assessment set out in a standard reference (K.W. Howell et al. "Curriculum Based Evaluation")--tests for logicality, reliability, validity, and accuracy and practicality. (RS)

Little, Graham

1998-01-01

479

Matrix Analogies Test (MAT).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Matrix Analogies Test measures nonverbal ability of handicapped and nonhandicapped children, ages 5-17, in a culture-fair fashion. It assesses pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning, and spatial visualization, with a short form available as a screening instrument. This paper describes the test's administration, format,

Nicholson, Charles L.

1990-01-01

480

The Test Validation Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Common rates employed in classificatory testing are the true positive rate (TPR), false positive rate (FPR), positive predictive power (PPP), and negative predictive power (NPP). FPR and TPR are estimated from research samples representing populations to be distinguished by classificatory testing. PPP and NPP are used by clinicians to classify

Frederick, Richard I.; Bowden, Stephen C.

2009-01-01

481

Semiconductor Bridge Cable Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

The semiconductor bridge (SCB) is an electroexplosive device used to initiate detonators. A C cable is commonly used to connect the SCB to a firing set. A series of tests were performed to identify smaller, lighter cables for firing single and multiple SCBs. This report provides a description of these tests and their results. It was demonstrated that lower threshold

TONY L

2002-01-01

482

Growth hormone stimulation test  

MedlinePLUS

Arginine test; Arginine-GHRH test ... and 8 a.m. Then you will receive arginine through a vein for 30 minutes. After the ... samples are drawn, once every 30 minutes. Sometimes arginine or GH-releasing hormone is given alone for ...

483

Nuclear Tests in India  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Week's In the News discusses the recent nuclear tests in India and the world's reaction to those tests. The ten resources discussed offer analysis, commentary, and background information from a variety of perspectives. On May 11, 1998, India confirmed what the world already knew by conducting three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran Mountain Range in the Rajasthan Province. On May 13 two more sub-kiloton devices were exploded and the government announced that the planned series of tests was complete. Although India has indicated it may now be ready to sign on to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), reaction from the world community has been extremely negative. In the vanguard of this chorus of dissaproval has been the US, which announced over $20 billion in economic sanctions against India on May 13. The strongest critic of the tests, however, has been India's neighbor and rival Pakistan, which has fought three wars with India since 1947. Domestic pressure on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond has been enormous and many commentators believe a Pakistani nuclear test is imminent. In India, however, the BJP-dominated government has been widely lauded. Many Indians have expressed pride and dismiss foreign criticism as a hypocritical holdover of colonial mentalities. While US sanctions are unlikely to have any large-scale effect on India, the end results of these tests on Indo-Pakistani relations and their ongoing missile race is yet to be seen.

De Nie, Michael W.

1998-01-01

484

Advanced Test Reactor Tour  

ScienceCinema

The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is the foremost nuclear materials test reactor in the world. This virtual tour describes the reactor, how experiments are conducted, and how spent nuclear fuel is handled and stored. For more information about INL research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Miley, Don

2013-05-28

485

Fixture for Testing Gears.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The fixture is for testing precision spur, helical, bevel and worm gears and segments of these gears whether they have an even or odd number of teeth. The fixture reduces the time required to test a gear by 90 percent. It permits reading of the amount of ...

R. S. Herbst

1965-01-01

486

Pulmonary Function Tests  

PubMed Central

Pulmonary function tests are valuable investigations in the management of patients with suspected or previously diagnosed respiratory disease. They aid diagnosis, help monitor response to treatment and can guide decisions regarding further treatment and intervention. The interpretation of pulmonary functions tests requires knowledge of respiratory physiology. In this review we describe investigations routinely used and discuss their clinical implications.

Ranu, Harpreet; Wilde, Michael; Madden, Brendan

2011-01-01

487

Making Benchmark Testing Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools are moving to develop benchmark tests to monitor their students' progress toward state standards throughout the academic year. Benchmark tests can provide the ongoing information that schools need to guide instructional programs and to address student learning problems. The authors discuss six criteria that educators can use to

Herman, Joan L.; Baker, Eva L.

2005-01-01

488

Capillary nail refill test  

MedlinePLUS

... test is a quick test done on the nail beds. It is used to monitor dehydration and the ... Pressure is applied to the nail bed until it turns white. This indicates that the blood has been forced from the tissue. It is called blanching. Once the ...

489

Math Sense: Placement Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math Sense consists of five books that develop from basic to more advanced math skills. This document contains a placement test used with Math Sense to help students and their teachers decide into which Math Sense book to begin working. The placement test is divided into six parts, each consisting of 10 to 22 problems, and is based on exit skill

2003

490

Declarative automated test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Automated tests at the business level can be expensive to develop and maintain. One common approach is to have a domain expert instruct a QA developer to implement what she would do manually in the application. Though there exist record-replay tools specifically developed for this, these tend to scale poorly for more complicated test scenarios. We present a different solution:

Niels Hallenberg; Philip Lykke Carlsen

2012-01-01

491

Flutter Model Test Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report covers the wind-tunnel testing, in the flutter regime of a dynamically similar model of the XV-5A Lift-Fan Research Aircraft. The test was restricted entirely to an investigation of the wing-fuselage combination and as such no empennage was rep...

1966-01-01

492

Drug Testing. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Vernonia School District v. Acton Supreme Court decision in 1995, forever changed the landscape of the legality of drug testing in schools. This decision stated that students who were involved in athletic programs could be drug tested as long as the student's privacy was not invaded. According to some in the medical profession, there are two

Walker, Karen

2005-01-01

493

Stimulus Seeks Enriched Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No matter where teachers, state officials, and testing experts stand on the debate about school accountability, they generally agree that the United States' current multiple-choice-dominated Kinder-12 tests are, to use language borrowed from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, "in need of improvement." Now, federal officials are signaling that

Sawchuk, Stephen

2009-01-01

494

Research and test facilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A description is given of each of the following Langley research and test facilities: 0.3-Meter Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel, 7-by 10-Foot High Speed Tunnel, 8-Foot Transonic Pressure Tunnel, 13-Inch Magnetic Suspension & Balance System, 14-by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel, 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel, 16-by 24-Inch Water Tunnel, 20-Foot Vertical Spin Tunnel, 30-by 60-Foot Wind Tunnel, Advanced Civil Transport Simulator (ACTS), Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Aerospace Controls Research Laboratory (ACRL), Aerothermal Loads Complex, Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF), Avionics Integration Research Laboratory, Basic Aerodynamics Research Tunnel (BART), Compact Range Test Facility, Differential Maneuvering Simulator (DMS), Enhanced/Synthetic Vision & Spatial Displays Laboratory, Experimental Test Range (ETR) Flight Research Facility, General Aviation Simulator (GAS), High Intensity Radiated Fields Facility, Human Engineering Methods Laboratory, Hypersonic Facilities Complex, Impact Dynamics Research Facility, Jet Noise Laboratory & Anechoic Jet Facility, Light Alloy Laboratory, Low Frequency Antenna Test Facility, Low Turbulence Pressure Tunnel, Mechanics of Metals Laboratory, National Transonic Facility (NTF), NDE Research Laboratory, Polymers & Composites Laboratory, Pyrotechnic Test Facility, Quiet Flow Facility, Robotics Facilities, Scientific Visualization System, Scramjet Test Complex, Space Materials Research Laboratory, Space Simulation & Environmental Test Complex, Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory, Structural Dynamics Test Beds, Structures & Materials Research Laboratory, Supersonic Low Disturbance Pilot Tunnel, Thermal Acoustic Fatigue Apparatus (TAFA), Transonic Dynamics Tunnel (TDT), Transport Systems Research Vehicle, Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel, and the Visual Motion Simulator (VMS).

1993-01-01

495

Advanced Test Reactor Tour  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is the foremost nuclear materials test reactor in the world. This virtual tour describes the reactor, how experiments are conducted, and how spent nuclear fuel is handled and stored. For more information about INL research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Miley, Don

2011-01-01

496

Technology test bed review  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The topics are presented in viewgraph form and include the following: (1) Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) technology test bed (TTB) history; (2) TTB objectives; (3) TTB major accomplishments; (4) TTB contributions to SSME; (5) major impacts of 3001 testing; (6) some challenges to computational fluid dynamics (CFD); (7) the high pressure fuel turbopump (HPFTP); and (8) 3001 lessons learned in design and operations.

Mcconnaughey, H. V.

1992-01-01

497

Stuffing Box Test Procedure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An outline is presented of development tests to be performed upon stuffing box components in support of the development of lock-hopper valves for coal gasification processes. The purpose of the tests is to verify the soundness of stuffing box design (spec...

1977-01-01

498

HRS Threshold Adjustment Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This test will determine the optimal, non-standard discriminator thresholds for the few anomalous channels on each HRS detector. A 15 second flat field observation followed by a 210 second dark count is performed at each of 10 discriminator threshold values for each detector. The result of the test will be the optimal threshold values to be entered into the PDB.

Troeltzsch, John

1990-07-01

499

CSF glucose test  

MedlinePLUS

Glucose test - CSF; Cerebrospinal fluid glucose test ... The glucose level in the CSF should be 50 - 80 mg/100 mL (or greater than 2/3 of ... Abnormal results include increased and decreased glucose levels. ... or fungus) Inflammation of the central nervous system Tumor

500

Loglinear Rasch model tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing statistical tests for the fit of the Rasch model have been criticized, because they are only sensitive to specific violations of its assumptions. Contingency table methods using loglinear models have been used to test various psychometric models. In this paper, the assumptions of the Rasch model are discussed and the Rasch model is reformulated as a quasi-independence model. The

Hendrikus Kelderman

1984-01-01