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77 FR 29899 - Safety Zone; International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel...International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise. The exercise is scheduled...International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise is scheduled to...

2012-05-21

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Special Operation. Module 20.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on special operations, one in a series dealing with industrial sewing machines, their attachments, and operation, covers two topics: topstitching and mitering. For each topic these components are provided: an introduction, directions, an objective, learning activities, student information, a student self-check, and a check-out…

South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.

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NATO initial common operational picture capability project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Common Operational Picture (COP) capability can be defined as the ability to display on a single screen integrated views of the Recognized Maritime, Air and Ground Pictures, enriched by other tactical data, such as theater plans, assets, intelligence and logistics information. The purpose of the COP capability is to provide military forces a comprehensive view of the battle space, thereby enhancing situational awareness and the decision-making process across the military command and control spectrum. The availability of a COP capability throughout the command structure is a high priority operational requirement in NATO. A COP capability for NATO is being procured and implemented in an incremental way within the NATO Automated Information System (Bi-SC AIS) Functional Services programme under the coordination of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) Integrated Programme Team 5 (IPT5). The NATO Initial COP (iCOP) capability project, first step of this evolutionary procurement, will provide an initial COP capability to NATO in a highly pragmatic and low-risk fashion, by using existing operational communications infrastructure and NATO systems, i.e. the NATO-Wide Integrated Command and Control Software for Air Operations (ICC), the Maritime Command and Control Information System (MCCIS), and the Joint Operations and Intelligence Information System (JOIIS), which will provide respectively the Recognized Air, Maritime and Ground Pictures. This paper gives an overview of the NATO Initial COP capability project, including its evolutionary implementation approach, and describes the technical solution selected to satisfy the urgent operational requirement in a timely and cost effective manner.

Fanti, Laura; Beach, David

2002-08-01

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Cost, capability, and risk for planetary operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The three key factors for flight projects - cost, capability, and risk - are examined with respect to their interplay, the uplink process, cost drivers, and risk factors. Scientific objectives are translated into a computer program during the uplink process, and examples are given relating to the Voyager Interstellar Mission, Galileo, and the Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby. The development of a multimission sequence system based on these uplinks is described with reference to specific subsystems such as the pointer and the sequence generator. Operational cost drivers include mission, flight-system, and ground-system complexity, uplink traffic, and work force. Operational risks are listed in terms of the mission operations, the environment, and the mission facilities. The uplink process can be analyzed in terms of software development, and spacecraft operability is shown to be an important factor from the initial stages of spacecraft development.

Mclaughlin, William I.; Deutsch, Marie J.; Miller, Lanny J.; Wolff, Donna M.; Zawacki, Steven J.

1992-01-01

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Special issue on steady state operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Editorial Board for Nuclear Fusion has put `aspects of steady state operation' very high on their wish list of subjects that deserve a special issue. The opportunity for publishing this special issue arose with the occasion of the 4th IAEA Technical Meeting on Steady State Operation of Magnetic Fusion Devices and MHD of Advanced Scenarios held in Ahmedabad, India,

F. C. Schüller

2006-01-01

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A deployable telemedicine capability in support of humanitarian operations.  

PubMed

This paper describes how a military concept for telemedicine support in humanitarian crisis, the Medical Command, Control, Communication and Telemedicine Special Medical Augmentation Team (MC3T SMART TEAM), was transitioned from a theoretical concept into a functioning, operational entity. The European Regional Medical Command (ERMC) MC3T SMART TEAM successfully tested its capabilities during a military training exercise with the 212th mobile army surgical hospital (MASH). This was followed by successful real-life telemedicine support missions during a planned humanitarian support mission in Africa and then an emergency disaster support mission in Pakistan. While on these missions, the SMART team provided access to the Internet and e-mail by means of limited bandwidth mobile satellite equipment, established a working telemedicine process by introducing the staff to the United States Army's "Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Remote Consultation Program," and established a successful connection of the 212th's digital radiography system to the "Tri-Service Global Encrypted Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Teleradiology Network." PMID:17603836

Meade, Kenneth; Lam, David M

2007-06-01

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Manned Mars mission on-orbit operations FTS capabilities assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document presents an overview of the characteristics and capabilities of the flight telerobotic servicer (FTS), under development at GSFC at the time the report was prepared; the project has since been cancelled. The assessment was directed toward developing the FTS to enable assembly and servicing of the Mars vehicle at the space station; facilitate rendezvous, docking, and fluid transfer operations involving the Mars vehicle fuel tank; to perform strip-mining operations on the lunar/martian surfaces; and to construct a three-story shelter on the martian surface. The report considers the FTS' mechanical, electrical, thermal, and operational subsystems, as well as its proposed manipulator capabilities.

Gallo, Frank G.; Jackson, Stewart W.

1989-01-01

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Does the Health Maintenance Facility Provide Speciality Capabilities?  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Health Maintenance Facility (HMF) is capable of handling all minor illnesses, most moderate illnesses, and some major illnesses on board a space station. Its primary purpose should be to treat problems that are mission threatening, not life threatening. The HMF will have greater medical capabilities than those currently on Navy submarines. Much of the discussion in this document focuses on the possibilities of treating specific medical conditions on board a space station. The HMF will be limited to caring for critically ill patients for a few days, so a crew return vehicle will be important.

Boyce, Joey; Wurgler, James; Broadwell, Kim; Martin, William; Stiernberg, Charles M.; Bove, Alfred; Fromm, Rob; O'Neill, Daniel

1991-01-01

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ISEE 2010 Special Session: Needs, Capabilities & Sustainable Development  

E-print Network

approach with Critical Natural Capital theory: toward a new perspective to reconcile human development Natural Capital (CNC) theory. fisrt we demonstrate How to make Sen capability approach more comprehensive, Critical Natural Capital, Ecosystem services, Human development. 1 PhD candidate, Paris 3 Sorbonne

Boyer, Edmond

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Expanding Remote Science Operations Capabilities Onboard the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

EXPRESS Racks have been supporting payload science operations onboard the International Space Station (ISS) since April of 2001. EXPRESS is an acronym that stands for "EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station." This name reflects NASA's focus to simplify the process of manifesting experiments and maximizing scientific research capabilities by providing a robust, remotely operated payload support platform. The EXPRESS Rack System was developed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and built by The Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama. Eight EXPRESS racks were built and five are currently onboard the ISS supporting science operations. The design and development of the EXPRESS Rack System is a long story that has been documented in previous publications. This paper briefly describes the facilities used to develop and verify flight software, test operational capabilities. It then traces the advancements made in the operational capabilities of the EXPRESS Racks from the time they were launched on STS-100 through the present. The paper concludes with a description of potential enhancements that will make the EXPRESS racks one of the most advanced and capable remote science platforms ever developed.

Cruzen, Craig A.; Dyer, Steven V.; Gibbs, Richard E., III; Cech, John G.

2004-01-01

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INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS PRIORITIES AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING FIRMS  

E-print Network

to compete in the market even within the same industry. However, each alternative strategy provides diverse of the fundamental instruments of firms' business strategies to increase the existing market share, to enter new and innovation types in their market. Keywords Innovative Capabilities, Operations Priorities, Corporate

Yanikoglu, Berrin

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Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity  

DOEpatents

The disclosure is directed to an entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity for vertical distances in the order of 3 to 7 meters and more. A return conduit into which an inert gas is introduced is used to lower the specific density of the working fluid so that it may be returned a greater vertical distance from condenser to evaporator.

Koenig, Daniel R. (Santa Fe, NM)

1982-01-01

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30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... 2014-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions... Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS Mine Rescue Teams for...

2014-07-01

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30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions... Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS Mine Rescue Teams for...

2013-07-01

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30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions... Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS § 49.4...

2011-07-01

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30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions... Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS Mine Rescue Teams for...

2012-07-01

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Operational Capabilities and Legal Implications of a Military Space Plane  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential challenges for the United States military in this upcoming century may require new types of capabilities only achievable through the application of new technologies. One of these potential capabilities includes a Military Space Plane (MSP). An MSP is a concept to use reusable launch vehicle (RLV) technologies in a system to provide the military global access and reach in a timely fashion that could be operational within a decade. New awareness is evident from both recent federal commission reports and activities in Afghanistan of the military's possible use of such capabilities to provide asymmetric advantages. The MSP may eventually become part of a new spaceforce that coordinates the broad range of defensive and offensive space assets. In addition, a new emphasis is being placed upon NASA and the U.S. Air Force to coordinate activity on such a space plane/RLV development. The interaction of civilian and defense agencies for such a program has ramifications, not just in terms of the requirements on a final operational vehicle, but also on the legal charters of both entities. This examination presents operational scenarios for a military space plane in order to derive various legal implications.

Charania, A.

2002-01-01

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What Is the Purpose? Reflections on Inclusion and Special Education from a Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigated what the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum can contribute to the issue of inclusion as a new theoretical framework for special education. By posing the question: "What is the purpose of inclusion?", I have proposed to answer this query by investigating how the capability approach is able to…

Reindal, Solveig Magnus

2010-01-01

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What is the purpose? Reflections on inclusion and special education from a capability perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigated what the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum can contribute to the issue of inclusion as a new theoretical framework for special education. By posing the question: ‘What is the purpose of inclusion?’, I have proposed to answer this query by investigating how the capability approach is able to deal with the rationales for

Solveig Magnus Reindal

2010-01-01

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NOAA Operational Space Environmental Monitoring - Current Capabilities and Future Directions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the next few years the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will field new operational capabilities for monitoring the near-earth space environment in addition to maintaining continued measurements in geostationary orbit. The most exciting new capability will be transitioning routine solar wind and magnetic field measurements at L1 (240 Re) from the NASA Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) which will be launched in early 2015 with a projected on-orbit readiness in mid-2015. Also under consideration is a solar-sail demonstration mission, called SUNJAMMER, for acquiring plasma and field measurements at twice the L1 location. Both DSCOVR and SUNJAMMER will provide a near-term advanced warning of impending space weather events that can adversely affect communications, satellite operations, GPS positioning and commercial air transportation. NESDIS has also supported the development of a Compact Coronagraph (CCOR) which could provide a several day warning of space weather when coupled with an interplanetary disturbance propagation model like ENLIL. Routine monitoring of the ionosphere will be provided by the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC) II as a system which is a partnership among the Taiwan's National Space Organization, the U.S. Air Force and NOAA. The new operational capabilities provided by DSCOVR, SUNJAMMER, CCOR and COSMIC II are provided against the backdrop of continued space environmental measurements from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) which, in the near future, will transition to the GOES-R series of advanced space weather sensors. Continued space environmental measurements in polar low earth orbit (LEO) will continue to be provided by the remaining Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the European MetOp satellites. Instrument specialists at the National Geophysical Data Center and Space Weather Prediction Center are using a combination of operational measurements and models to develop advanced now-cast and forecast space weather applications. Present and future capabilities include but are not limited to the Oval Variation Assessment Tracking Intensity and Online Now-casting (OVATION) Prime based auroral forecast and magnetopause location and geosynchronous crossing detection applications.

Denig, William; Redmon, Rob; Mulligan, Patricia

2014-05-01

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Developing an operational capabilities index of the emergency services sector.  

SciTech Connect

In order to enhance the resilience of the Nation and its ability to protect itself in the face of natural and human-caused hazards, the ability of the critical infrastructure (CI) system to withstand specific threats and return to normal operations after degradation must be determined. To fully analyze the resilience of a region and the CI that resides within it, both the actual resilience of the individual CI and the capability of the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) to protect against and respond to potential hazards need to be considered. Thus, a regional resilience approach requires the comprehensive consideration of all parts of the CI system as well as the characterization of emergency services. This characterization must generate reproducible results that can support decision making with regard to risk management, disaster response, business continuity, and community planning and management. To address these issues, Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sector Specific Agency - Executive Management Office, developed a comprehensive methodology to create an Emergency Services Sector Capabilities Index (ESSCI). The ESSCI is a performance metric that ranges from 0 (low level of capabilities) to 100 (high). Because an emergency services program has a high ESSCI, however, does not mean that a specific event would not be able to affect a region or cause severe consequences. And because a program has a low ESSCI does not mean that a disruptive event would automatically lead to serious consequences in a region. Moreover, a score of 100 on the ESSCI is not the level of capability expected of emergency services programs; rather, it represents an optimal program that would rarely be observed. The ESSCI characterizes the state of preparedness of a jurisdiction in terms of emergency and risk management. Perhaps the index's primary benefit is that it can systematically capture, at a given point in time, the capabilities of a jurisdiction to protect itself from, mitigate, respond to, and recover from a potential incident. On the basis of this metric, an interactive tool - the ESSCI Dashboard - can identify scenarios for enhancement that can be implemented, and it can identify the repercussions of these scenarios on the jurisdiction. It can assess the capabilities of law enforcement, fire fighting, search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, dispatch/911, and emergency management services in a given jurisdiction and it can help guide those who need to prioritize what limited resources should be used to improve these capabilities. Furthermore, this tool can be used to compare the level of capabilities of various jurisdictions that have similar socioeconomic characteristics. It can thus help DHS define how it can support risk reduction and community preparedness at a national level. This tool aligns directly with Presidential Policy Directive 8 by giving a jurisdiction a metric of its ESS's capabilities and by promoting an interactive approach for defining options to improve preparedness and to effectively respond to a disruptive event. It can be used in combination with other CI performance metrics developed at Argonne National Laboratory, such as the vulnerability index and the resilience index for assessing regional resilience.

Collins, M.J.; Eaton, L.K.; Shoemaker, Z.M.; Fisher, R.E.; Veselka, S.N.; Wallace, K.E.; Petit, F.D. (Decision and Information Sciences)

2012-02-20

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... 2014-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense...WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may dispay, as a means...

2014-07-01

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Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Concept of Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

After takeoff, aircraft must merge into en route (Center) airspace traffic flows which may be subject to constraints that create localized demandcapacity imbalances. When demand exceeds capacity Traffic Management Coordinators (TMCs) often use tactical departure scheduling to manage the flow of departures into the constrained Center traffic flow. Tactical departure scheduling usually involves use of a Call for Release (CFR) procedure wherein the Tower must call the Center TMC to coordinate a release time prior to allowing the flight to depart. In present-day operations release times are computed by the Center Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) decision support tool based upon manual estimates of aircraft ready time verbally communicated from the Tower to the Center. The TMA-computed release is verbally communicated from the Center back to the Tower where it is relayed to the Local controller as a release window that is typically three minutes wide. The Local controller will manage the departure to meet the coordinated release time window. Manual ready time prediction and verbal release time coordination are labor intensive and prone to inaccuracy. Also, use of release time windows adds uncertainty to the tactical departure process. Analysis of more than one million flights from January 2011 indicates that a significant number of tactically scheduled aircraft missed their en route slot due to ready time prediction uncertainty. Uncertainty in ready time estimates may result in missed opportunities to merge into constrained en route flows and lead to lost throughput. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) plans call for development of Tower automation systems capable of computing surface trajectory-based ready time estimates. NASA has developed the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) concept that uses this technology to improve tactical departure scheduling by automatically communicating surface trajectory-based ready time predictions to the Center scheduling tool. The PDRC concept also incorporates earlier NASA and FAA research into automation-assisted CFR coordination. The PDRC concept helps reduce uncertainty by automatically communicating coordinated release times with seconds-level precision enabling TMCs to work with target times rather than windows. NASA has developed a PDRC prototype system that integrates the Center's TMA system with a research prototype Tower decision support tool. A two-phase field evaluation was conducted at NASA's North Texas Research Station (NTX) in DallasFort Worth. The field evaluation validated the PDRC concept and demonstrated reduced release time uncertainty while being used for tactical departure scheduling of more than 230 operational flights over 29 weeks of operations. This paper presents the Concept of Operations. Companion papers include the Final Report and a Technology Description. ? SUBJECT:

Engelland, Shawn; Capps, Richard A.; Day, Kevin Brian

2013-01-01

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30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS § 49.4 Alternative mine rescue capability for special...vehicles full access to all parts of the mine in which miners work or travel; (4) Roadways or other openings are not...

2010-07-01

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The effect of supply chain integration on the alignment between corporate competitive capability and supply chain operational capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to identify the shape of the interactive relationship between corporate competitive capability and supply chain operational capability for performance improvement, and to investigate the effects of supply chain (SC) integration on such interactive relationships. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Separate moderated regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses of interest in this study on

Soo Wook Kim

2006-01-01

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A STUDY OF SIMULATOR CAPABILITIES IN AN OPERATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF SIMULATOR TRAINING TO CRITERION PROFICIENCY UPON TIME REQUIRED IN THE AIRCRAFT. DATA WERE ALSO COLLECTED ON PROFICIENCY LEVELS ATTAINED, SELF-CONFIDENCE LEVELS, INDIVIDUAL ESTIMATES OF CAPABILITY, AND SOURCES FROM WHICH THAT CAPABILITY WAS DERIVED. SUBJECTS FOR THE EXPERIMENT--48 AIRLINE…

MEYER, DONALD E.; AND OTHERS

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Initial operating capability for the hypercluster parallel-processing test bed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Lewis Research Center is investigating the benefits of parallel processing to applications in computational fluid and structural mechanics. To aid this investigation, NASA Lewis is developing the Hypercluster, a multi-architecture, parallel-processing test bed. The initial operating capability (IOC) being developed for the Hypercluster is described. The IOC will provide a user with a programming/operating environment that is interactive, responsive, and easy to use. The IOC effort includes the development of the Hypercluster Operating System (HYCLOPS). HYCLOPS runs in conjunction with a vendor-supplied disk operating system on a Front-End Processor (FEP) to provide interactive, run-time operations such as program loading, execution, memory editing, and data retrieval. Run-time libraries, that augment the FEP FORTRAN libraries, are being developed to support parallel and vector processing on the Hypercluster. Special utilities are being provided to enable passage of information about application programs and their mapping to the operating system. Communications between the FEP and the Hypercluster are being handled by dedicated processors, each running a Message-Passing Kernel, (MPK). A shared-memory interface allows rapid data exchange between HYCLOPS and the communications processors. Input/output handlers are built into the HYCLOPS-MPK interface, eliminating the need for the user to supply separate I/O support programs on the FEP.

Cole, Gary L.; Blech, Richard A.; Quealy, Angela

1989-01-01

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How Does the Capability Approach Address Current Issues in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Education Field?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper aims to examine what the capability approach has to offer to the field of special needs and inclusive education. Several key questions are addressed: can the capability approach replace the language of needs and rights; whether the capability approach can address key issues in the field of disabilities and difficulties in education and…

Norwich, Brahm

2014-01-01

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Evaluating the operations capability of Freedom's Data Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Three areas of Data Management System (DMS) performance are examined: raw processor speed, the subjective speed of the Lynx OS X-Window system, and the operational capacity of the Runtime Object Database (RODB). It is concluded that the proposed processor will operate at its specified rate of speed and that the X-Window system operates within users' subjective needs. It is also concluded that the RODB cannot provide the required level of service, even with a two-order of magnitude (100 fold) improvement in speed.

Sowizral, Henry A.

1990-01-01

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Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), Spirit and Opportunity, began their travels across the Martian surface in January of 2004, orbiting spacecraft such as the Mars 2001 Odyssey orbiter have relayed the majority of their collected scientific and operational data to and from Earth. From the beginning of those missions, it was evident that using orbiters to relay data to and from the surface of Mars was a vastly more efficient communications strategy in terms of power consumption and bandwidth compared to direct-to-Earth means. However, the coordination between the various spacecraft, which are largely managed independently and on differing commanding timelines, has always proven to be a challenge. Until recently, the ground operators of all these spacecraft have coordinated the movement of data through this network using a collection of ad hoc human interfaces and various, independent software tools. The Mars Relay Operations Service (MaROS) has been developed to manage the evolving needs of the Mars relay network, and specifically to standardize and integrate the relay planning and coordination data into a centralized infrastructure. This paper explores the journey of developing the MaROS system, from inception to delivery and acceptance by the Mars mission users.

Hy, Franklin; Gladden, Roy; Allard, Dan; Wallick, Michael

2011-01-01

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Assessment of specialized educational programs for licensed nuclear reactor operators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report assesses the job-relatedness of specialized educational programs for licensed nuclear reactor operators. The approach used involved systematically comparing the curriculum of specialized educational programs for college credit, to academic knowledge identified as necessary for carrying out the jobs of licenses reactor operators. A sample of eight programs, including A.S. degree, B.S. degree, and coursework programs were studied. Subject

B. D. Melber; L. M. Saari; A. S. White; C. L. Geisendorfer; J. C. Huenefeld

1986-01-01

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Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Throughout this development and deployment process we have followed a few guiding principles: (1) Ensure ubiquitous access through ReSTful and web interfaces; (2) Design a system that is mission and even planet agnostic so that future missions may be added with little hassle, and the system itself may be redeployed for other planetary relay networks; (3) Accept constant input and feedback between mission operators and the development team to ensure that there is a useful product that may be used for years to come.

Hy, Franklin

2011-01-01

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17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity...240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every registered...

2011-04-01

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17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity...240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every registered...

2012-04-01

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17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity...240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every registered...

2014-04-01

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17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity...240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every registered...

2010-04-01

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17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity...240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every registered...

2013-04-01

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RFID Tag Capable of Efficient Free-Space and Near-Metal Operation  

E-print Network

RFID Tag Capable of Efficient Free-Space and Near-Metal Operation Mutharasu Sivakumar and Daniel DTechnologyEnterpriseCorporation TechnicalReport The University of Kansas #12;RFID Tag Capable of Efficient Free-Space and Near-Metal Operation Mutharasu Sivakumar and Daniel D. Deavours Abstract The great majority of commercial UHF RFID tags

Kansas, University of

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Vibration Test Demonstrated Dynamic Capability of an Operating Stirling Convertor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Glenn Research Center and the U.S. Department of Energy are currently developing a high-efficiency, long-life, free piston Stirling convertor for use as an advanced spacecraft power system for future NASA missions. As part of this development, a Stirling Technology Demonstrator Converter (TDC), developed by Stirling Technology Company for the Department of Energy, was vibration tested at Glenn's Structural Dynamics Laboratory in November and December 1999. This testing demonstrated that the Stirling TDC is able to withstand the harsh random vibration (20 to 2000 Hz) seen during a typical spacecraft launch and to survive with no structural damage or functional power performance degradation, thereby enabling its use in future spacecraft power systems. Glenn and Stirling personnel conducted tests on a single 55 We TDC. The purpose was to characterize the TDC's structural response to vibration and to determine if the TDC could survive the vibration criteria established by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for launch environments. The TDC was operated at full-stroke and full power conditions during the vibration testing.

Hughes, William O.

2001-01-01

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A Venus Rover Capable of Long Life Surface Operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Access to the surface of Venus would allow planetary scientists to address a number of currently open questions. Among these are the elemental and mineralogical composition of the surface; the interaction of the surface with the atmosphere; the atmospheric composition, especially isotope ratios of key species; the nature of the planetary volcanism (present activity, emissions to the atmosphere, and composition); planetary seismicity; the local surface meteorology (winds and pressure variability); and the surface geology and morphology at particular locations on the surface. A long lived Venus rover mission could be enabled by utilizing a novel Stirling engine system for both cooling and electric power. Previous missions to the Venus surface, including the Pioneer Venus and Venera missions, survived for only a few hours. The rover concept described in the present study is designed for a surface lifetime of 60 days, with the potential of operating well beyond that. A Thermo-Acoustic Stirling Heat Engine (TASHE) would convert the high-temperature (~1200 °C) heat from General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules into acoustic power which then drives a linear alternator and a pulse tube cooler to provide electric power and remove the large environmental heat load. The "cold" side of the engine would be furnished by the ambient atmosphere at 460 °C. This short study focused on the feasibility of using the TASHE system in this hostile environment to power a ~650 kg rover that would provide a mobile platform for science measurements. The instrument suite would collect data on atmospheric and surface composition, surface stratigraphy, and subsurface structure. An Earth-Venus-Venus trajectory would be used to deliver the rover to a low entry angle allowing an inflated ballute to provide a low deceleration and low heat descent to the surface. All rover systems would be housed in a pressure vessel in vacuum with the internal temperature maintained by the TASHE below 50 °C. No externally deployed or articulated components would be used and penetrations through the pressure vessel are minimized. Science data would be returned direct to Earth using S-Band to minimize atmospheric attenuation.

Evans, M.; Shirley, J. H.; Abelson, R. D.

2005-12-01

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Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research, Special Volume  

E-print Network

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research, Special Volume Project Management and the selection of papers will be carried out according to the standards of the Annals of Operations Research2010 will provide a forum for the international research community in scheduling problems

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Kenney: The USSOCOM Trinity The USSOCOM Trinity: Refining Special Operations  

E-print Network

the American military will plan, train, and equip to meet one major regional conflict while reserving approach through Special Operations Forces operating as the forward edge of American influence. The Defense Strategic Guidance issued on 5 January 2012 changes the paradigm under which the American Military

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Relations for classical communication capacity and entanglement capability of two-qubit operations  

SciTech Connect

Bipartite operations underpin both classical communication and entanglement generation. Using a superposition of classical messages, we show that the capacity of a two-qubit operation for error-free entanglement-assisted bidirectional classical communication cannot exceed twice the entanglement capability. In addition, we show that any bipartite two-qubit operation can increase the communication that may be performed using an ensemble by twice the entanglement capability.

Berry, Dominic W.; Sanders, Barry C. [Department of Physics and Centre for Advanced Computing--Algorithms and Cryptography, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109 (Australia)

2003-04-01

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47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems...Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped...

2010-10-01

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Hover Widgets: Using the Tracking State to Extend the Capabilities of Pen-Operated Devices  

E-print Network

Hover Widgets: Using the Tracking State to Extend the Capabilities of Pen-Operated Devices Tovi@cs.berkeley.edu ABSTRACT We present Hover Widgets, a new technique for increasing the capabilities of pen-based interfaces. Hover Widgets are implemented by using the pen movements above the display surface, in the tracking

Toronto, University of

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Desert Rats 2011 Mission Simulation: Effects of Microgravity Operational Modes on Fields Geology Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) is a multi-year series of NASA tests that deploy planetary surface hardware and exercise mission and science operations in difficult conditions to advance human and robotic exploration capabilities. DRATS 2011 (Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2011) tested strategies for human exploration of microgravity targets such as near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Here we report the crew perspective on the impact of simulated microgravity operations on our capability to conduct field geology.

Bleacher, Jacob E.; Hurtado, J. M., Jr.; Meyer, J. A.

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 93.317 - Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.317 Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew. Unless otherwise...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 93.317 - Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.317 Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew. Unless otherwise...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 93.317 - Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.317 Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew. Unless otherwise...

2013-01-01

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14 CFR 93.317 - Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.317 Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew. Unless otherwise...

2010-01-01

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14 CFR 93.317 - Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.317 Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation curfew. Unless otherwise...

2012-01-01

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Demonstration of Four Operating Capabilities to Enable a Small Aircraft Transportation System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) project has been a five-year effort fostering research and development that could lead to the transformation of our country s air transportation system. It has become evident that our commercial air transportation system is reaching its peak in terms of capacity, with numerous delays in the system and the demand keeps steadily increasing. The SATS vision is to increase mobility in our nation s transportation system by expanding access to more than 3400 small community airports that are currently under-utilized. The SATS project has focused its efforts on four key operating capabilities that have addressed new emerging technologies and procedures to pave the way for a new way of air travel. The four key operating capabilities are: Higher Volume Operations at Non-Towered/Non-Radar Airports, En Route Procedures and Systems for Integrated Fleet Operations, Lower Landing Minimums at Minimally Equipped Landing Facilities, and Increased Single Pilot Performance. These four capabilities are key to enabling low-cost, on-demand, point-to-point transportation of goods and passengers utilizing small aircraft operating from small airports. The focus of this paper is to discuss the technical and operational feasibility of the four operating capabilities and demonstrate how they can enable a small aircraft transportation system.

Viken, Sally A.; Brooks, Frederick M.

2005-01-01

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Relations for classical communication capacity and entanglement capability of two-qubit operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bipartite operations underpin both classical communication and entanglement generation. Using a superposition of classical messages, we show that the capacity of a two-qubit operation for error-free entanglement-assisted bidirectional classical communication cannot exceed twice the entanglement capability. In addition, we show that any bipartite two-qubit operation can increase the communication that may be performed using an ensemble by twice the entanglement

Dominic W. Berry; Barry C. Sanders

2003-01-01

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Beyond the Dilemma of Difference: The Capability Approach to Disability and Special Educational Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In her recent pamphlet "Special Educational Needs: a new look (2005)," Mary Warnock has called for a radical review of special needs education and a substantial reconsideration of the assumptions upon which the current educational framework is based. The latter, she maintains, is hindered by a contradiction between the intention to treat all…

Terzi, Lorella

2005-01-01

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IN-SITU XRD OF OPERATING LSFC CATHODES: DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ANALYTICAL CAPABILITY  

SciTech Connect

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research capability has been developed that facilitates measuring the electrochemical performance of an operating SOFC while simultaneously performing x-ray diffraction on its cathode. The evolution of this research tool’s development is discussed together with a description of the instrumentation used for in-situ x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements of operating SOFC cathodes. The challenges that were overcome in the process of developing this capability, which included seals and cathode current collectors, are described together with the solutions that are presently being applied to mitigate them.

Hardy, John S.; Templeton, Jared W.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2012-11-19

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Entirely passive heat-pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity  

DOEpatents

The disclosure is directed to an entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity for vertical distances in the order of 3 to 7 and more. A return conduit into which an inert gas is introduced is used to lower the specific density of the working fluid so that it may be returned a greater vertical distance from condenser to evaporator.

Koenig, D.R.

1981-02-11

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Compilation of reported noble gas effluent monitor capabilities at operating nuclear power plants. Technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A compilation of noble gas effluent monitoring systems was made for all nuclear power plants operating in the United States in order to characterize their effectiveness in monitoring an event comparable to the Three Mile Island accident. This report summarizes the capability of existing systems with respect to measurement of the maximum detectable concentrations and release rates, readout ranges, and

J. E. Fialkovich; S. Block

1980-01-01

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30 CFR 921.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MASSACHUSETTS § 921.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter, Special...

2014-07-01

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30 CFR 921.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MASSACHUSETTS § 921.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter, Special...

2010-07-01

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30 CFR 921.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MASSACHUSETTS § 921.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter, Special...

2011-07-01

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17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section...Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. (a) If,...

2011-04-01

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30 CFR 912.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE IDAHO § 912.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter, Special...

2011-07-01

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14 CFR 93.315 - Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.315 Requirements for...119 for Part 135 or 121 operations and hold appropriate Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area operations...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 93.315 - Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.315 Requirements for...119 for Part 135 or 121 operations and hold appropriate Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area operations...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 93.315 - Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.315 Requirements for...119 for Part 135 or 121 operations and hold appropriate Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area operations...

2013-01-01

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14 CFR 93.315 - Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.315 Requirements for...119 for Part 135 or 121 operations and hold appropriate Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area operations...

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 93.315 - Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ § 93.315 Requirements for...119 for Part 135 or 121 operations and hold appropriate Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area operations...

2010-01-01

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Overview of the Small Aircraft Transportation System Project Four Enabling Operating Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It has become evident that our commercial air transportation system is reaching its peak in terms of capacity, with numerous delays in the system and the demand still steadily increasing. NASA, FAA, and the National Consortium for Aviation Mobility (NCAM) have partnered to aid in increasing the mobility throughout the United States through the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) project. The SATS project has been a five-year effort to provide the technical and economic basis for further national investment and policy decisions to support a small aircraft transportation system. The SATS vision is to enable people and goods to have the convenience of on-demand point-to-point travel, anywhere, anytime for both personal and business travel. This vision can be obtained by expanding near all-weather access to more than 3,400 small community airports that are currently under-utilized throughout the United States. SATS has focused its efforts on four key operating capabilities that have addressed new emerging technologies, procedures, and concepts to pave the way for small aircraft to operate in nearly all weather conditions at virtually any runway in the United States. These four key operating capabilities are: Higher Volume Operations at Non-Towered/Non-Radar Airports, En Route Procedures and Systems for Integrated Fleet Operations, Lower Landing Minimums at Minimally Equipped Landing Facilities, and Increased Single Pilot Performance. The SATS project culminated with the 2005 SATS Public Demonstration in Danville, Virginia on June 5th-7th, by showcasing the accomplishments achieved throughout the project and demonstrating that a small aircraft transportation system could be viable. The technologies, procedures, and concepts were successfully demonstrated to show that they were safe, effective, and affordable for small aircraft in near all weather conditions. The focus of this paper is to provide an overview of the technical and operational feasibility of the four operating capabilities, and explain how they can enable a small aircraft transportation system.

Viken, Sally A.; Brooks, Frederick M.; Johnson, Sally C.

2005-01-01

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Technical Requirements Analysis and Control Systems (TRACS) Initial Operating Capability (IOC) documentation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Technical Requirements Analysis and Control Systems (TRACS) software package is described. TRACS offers supplemental tools for the analysis, control, and interchange of project requirements. This package provides the fundamental capability to analyze and control requirements, serves a focal point for project requirements, and integrates a system that supports efficient and consistent operations. TRACS uses relational data base technology (ORACLE) in a stand alone or in a distributed environment that can be used to coordinate the activities required to support a project through its entire life cycle. TRACS uses a set of keyword and mouse driven screens (HyperCard) which imposes adherence through a controlled user interface. The user interface provides an interactive capability to interrogate the data base and to display or print project requirement information. TRACS has a limited report capability, but can be extended with PostScript conventions.

Hammond, Dana P.

1991-01-01

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Special Operations Forces (SOF) technical analysis and evaluation  

SciTech Connect

In response to Task Order 001, Los Alamos National Laboratory Contract 9-L5H-1508P-1, Betac Corporation is pleased to provide ten quick-response, short-term analytical papers in support of Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) and Special Operations (SO). The papers are study methodologies which provide background, baseline, concepts, approaches, and recommendations in the mission areas identified in the Statement of Work. Although the Statement of Work specifies only nine papers, a tenth paper has been included addressing Command Relationships, since this subject affects all other topics and is of critical importance to USCINCSOC in establishing the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Each paper addresses the feasibility of further effort in each area of interest. The ten papers address: (1) mission support systems; (2) research, development, and acquisition; (3) headquarters equipment; (4) C3I architecture; (5) intelligence dissemination; (6) intelligence collection management; (7) intelligence support to SOF targeting; (8) joint mission area analysis (JMAA); (9) joint SOF master plan; and (10) command relationships.

NONE

1987-08-31

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Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators. The main motivation behind this special issue is to gather together recent results, developments and open problems in this rapidly evolving field of research in a single comprehensive volume. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will be open to all contributions containing new results on non-Hermitian theories which are explicitly PT-symmetric and/or pseudo-Hermitian or quasi-Hermitian. The main novelties in the past years in this area have been many experimental observations, realizations, and applications of PT symmetric Hamiltonians in optics and microwave cavities. We especially invite contributions on the theoretical interpretations of these recent PT-symmetric experiments and on theoretical proposals for new experiments. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Carl Bender, Andreas Fring, Uwe Guenther and Hugh Jones. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: spectral problems novel properties of complex optical potentials PT-symmetry related threshold lasers and spectral singularities construction of metric operators scattering theory supersymmetric theories Lie algebraic and Krein-space methods random matrix models classical and semi-classical models exceptional points in model systems operator theoretic approaches microwave cavities aspects of integrability and exact solvability field theories with indefinite metric All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 March 2012. This deadline will allow the special issue to appear before the end of November 2012. There is a nominal page limit of 15 printed pages per contribution (invited review papers can be longer). For papers exceeding this limit, the Guest Editors reserve the right to request a reduction in length. Further advice on publishing your work in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical may be found at iopscience.iop.org/jphysa. Contributions to the special issue should be submitted by web upload via authors.iop.org/, or by email to jphysa@iop.org, quoting 'JPhysA Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators'. Submissions should ideally be in standard LaTeX form. Please see the website for further information on electronic submissions. All contributions should be accompanied by a read-me file or covering letter giving the postal and e-mail addresses for correspondence. The Publishing Office should be notified of any subsequent change of address. The special issue will be published in the print and online versions of the journal.

Bender, Carl M.; Fring, Andreas; Guenther, Uwe; Jones, Hugh F.

2012-01-01

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Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators. The main motivation behind this special issue is to gather together recent results, developments and open problems in this rapidly evolving field of research in a single comprehensive volume. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will be open to all contributions containing new results on non-Hermitian theories which are explicitly PT-symmetric and/or pseudo-Hermitian or quasi-Hermitian. The main novelties in the past years in this area have been many experimental observations, realizations, and applications of PT symmetric Hamiltonians in optics and microwave cavities. We especially invite contributions on the theoretical interpretations of these recent PT-symmetric experiments and on theoretical proposals for new experiments. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Carl Bender, Andreas Fring, Uwe Guenther and Hugh Jones. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: spectral problems novel properties of complex optical potentials PT-symmetry related threshold lasers and spectral singularities construction of metric operators scattering theory supersymmetric theories Lie algebraic and Krein-space methods random matrix models classical and semi-classical models exceptional points in model systems operator theoretic approaches microwave cavities aspects of integrability and exact solvability field theories with indefinite metric All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 March 2012. This deadline will allow the special issue to appear before the end of November 2012. There is a nominal page limit of 15 printed pages per contribution (invited review papers can be longer). For papers exceeding this limit, the Guest Editors reserve the right to request a reduction in length. Further advice on publishing your work in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical may be found at iopscience.iop.org/jphysa. Contributions to the special issue should be submitted by web upload via authors.iop.org, or by email to jphysa@iop.org, quoting 'JPhysA Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators'. Submissions should ideally be in standard LaTeX form. Please see the website for further information on electronic submissions. All contributions should be accompanied by a read-me file or covering letter giving the postal and e-mail addresses for correspondence. The Publishing Office should be notified of any subsequent change of address. The special issue will be published in the print and online versions of the journal.

Bender, Carl M.; Fring, Andreas; Guenther, Uwe; Jones, Hugh F.

2012-01-01

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Primer for Charter School Operators: Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this document is to provide operators with implementation and operational technical assistance related to special education in charter schools. Special education is a very complicated component of public education and providing operators with technical assistance regarding special education is particularly challenging. This primer…

Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner; Ahearn, Eileen M.; Giovannetti, Elizabeth A.; Lange, Cheryl M.; Rhim, Lauren Morando

2004-01-01

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SPECIAL ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL STORMWATER RUNOFF COVERS OVER SLIT TRENCHES  

SciTech Connect

Solid Waste Management (SWM) commissioned this Special Analysis (SA) to determine the effects of placing operational stormwater runoff covers (referred to as covers in the remainder of this document) over slit trench (ST) disposal units ST1 through ST7 (the center set of slit trenches). Previously the United States Department of Energy (DOE) entered into an agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to place covers over Slit Trenches 1 and 2 to be able to continue disposing Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) solid waste (see USDOE 2008). Because the covers changed the operating conditions, DOE Order 435.1 (DOE 1999) required that an SA be performed to assess the impact. This Special Analysis has been prepared to determine the effects of placing covers over slit trenches at about years 5, 10 and 15 of the 30-year operational period. Because some slit trenches have already been operational for about 15 years, results from analyzing covers at 5 years and 10 years provide trend analysis information only. This SA also examined alternatives of covering Slit Trenches 1 and 2 with one cover and Slit Trenches 3 and 4 with a second cover versus covering them all with a single cover. Based on modeling results, minimal differences exist between covering Slit Trench groups 1-2 and 3-4 with two covers or one large cover. This SA demonstrates that placement of covers over slit trenches will slow the subsequent release and transport of radionuclides in the vadose zone in the early time periods (from time of placement until about 100 years). Release and transport of some radionuclides in the vadose zone beyond 100 years were somewhat higher than for the case without covers. The sums-of-fractions (SOFs) were examined for the current waste inventory in ST1 and ST2 and for estimated inventories at closure for ST3 through ST7. In all cases SOFs were less than one (except for one SOF for ST5 that remained at one), indicating that there should be no unacceptable impacts on operations from placing covers for the cover alternatives that were analyzed. Minimal operational limits provided in Table 4 should be used as the new set of limits for Slit Trenches 1 through 7. ST1 and ST2 are expected to be covered about 15 years after the first disposal in ST1. Because the time of actual placement of covers over the other slit trenches is unknown, this SA did not consider limit increases, only limit decreases. Thus, each minimal operational limit is the minimum of the Performance Assessment (PA) final limit and the limit calculated in this SA if covers were placed at about 5, 10 or 15 years. If other cover times are desired, further analysis will be required.

Collard, L; Luther Hamm, L

2008-12-18

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17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity...240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every broker or...

2013-04-01

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17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity...240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every broker or...

2010-04-01

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17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity...240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every broker or...

2012-04-01

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17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity...240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every broker or...

2011-04-01

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17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity...240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to every broker or...

2014-04-01

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History of POIC Capabilities and Limitations to Conduct International Space Station Payload Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Payload science operations on the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted continuously twenty-four hours per day, 365 days a year beginning February, 2001 and continuing through present day. The Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC), located at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has been a leader in integrating and managing NASA distributed payload operations. The ability to conduct science operations is a delicate balance of crew time, onboard vehicle resources, hardware up-mass to the vehicle, and ground based flight control team manpower. Over the span of the last ten years, the POIC flight control team size, function, and structure has been modified several times commensurate with the capabilities and limitations of the ISS program. As the ISS vehicle has been expanded and its systems changed throughout the assembly process, the resources available to conduct science and research have also changed. Likewise, as ISS program financial resources have demanded more efficiency from organizations across the program, utilization organizations have also had to adjust their functionality and structure to adapt accordingly. The POIC has responded to these often difficult challenges by adapting our team concept to maximize science research return within the utilization allocations and vehicle limitations that existed at the time. In some cases, the ISS and systems limitations became the limiting factor in conducting science. In other cases, the POIC structure and flight control team size were the limiting factors, so other constraints had to be put into place to assure successful science operations within the capabilities of the POIC. This paper will present the POIC flight control team organizational changes responding to significant events of the ISS and Shuttle programs.

Grimaldi, Rebecca; Horvath, Tim; Morris, Denise; Willis, Emily; Stacy, Lamar; Shell, Mike; Faust, Mark; Norwood, Jason

2011-01-01

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Essays on strategy: hostage rescue planning; maritime theater nuclear capability; strategic psychological operations  

SciTech Connect

The essays in the volume won recognition in the 1984 Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay Competition. The volume contains three essays. The author of the first essay considers the requirements for successful planning of hostage rescues, specifically reviewing the Son Tay raid, the Mayaguez crisis, the Entebbe rescue, and the Iranian hostage rescue attempt. The author of the second essay looks at the US Navy's capability for maritime theater nuclear warfare, identifying problems and recommending improvements. The author of the third essay finds the United States lacking a national-level mechanism for coordinating military psychological operations and proposes a way to remedy the problem.

Brauer, R.F.; Thomas, R.E.; Kriesel, M.E.

1985-01-01

82

A report on training equipment enhancements for the U.S. Special Operations Command  

SciTech Connect

Training support systems - including devices, simulators and simulations - significantly improve training. Of course this is important for all military units. But for Special Operations Forces, such improvements are critical. Special Operations Forces must be prepared to operate in the most difficult, least forgiving of environments and do it right on the first try. The objective of this project is to report on the latest state-of-the-art training devices and systems which can enhance the training of Special Operations Forces.

NONE

1996-04-01

83

Operating capability and current status of the reactivated NASA Lewis Research Center Hypersonic Tunnel Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Lewis Research Center's Hypersonic Tunnel Facility (HTF) is a free-jet, blowdown propulsion test facility that can simulate up to Mach-7 flight conditions with true air composition. Mach-5, -6, and -7 nozzles, each with a 42 inch exit diameter, are available. Previously obtained calibration data indicate that the test flow uniformity of the HTF is good. The facility, without modifications, can accommodate models approximately 10 feet long. The test gas is heated using a graphite core induction heater that generates a nonvitiated flow. The combination of clean-air, large-scale, and Mach-7 capabilities is unique to the HTF and enables an accurate propulsion performance determination. The reactivation of the HTF, in progress since 1990, includes refurbishing the graphite heater, the steam generation plant, the gaseous oxygen system, and all control systems. All systems were checked out and recertified, and environmental systems were upgraded to meet current standards. The data systems were also upgraded to current standards and a communication link with NASA-wide computers was added. In May 1994, the reactivation was complete, and an integrated systems test was conducted to verify facility operability. This paper describes the reactivation, the facility status, the operating capabilities, and specific applications of the HTF.

Thomas, Scott R.; Trefny, Charles J.; Pack, William D.

1995-01-01

84

Energy capability improvement of power DMOS transistors operating in pulsed conditions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Modern power DMOS transistors greatly benefit from the continuous advances of the technology, which yield devices with very low area-specific RDS,on figures of merit and therefore allow for significantly reduced active areas. However, in many applications, where the devices must dissipate high amounts of energy and thus are subjected to significant self-heating, the active area is not dictated by RDS,on requirements, but by the energy constraints. In this paper, a simple method of improving the energy capability and reliability of power DMOS transistors operating in pulsed conditions is proposed and experimentally verified. The method consists in redistributing the power density from the hotter to the cooler device regions, hence achieving a more homogeneous temperature distribution and a reduced peak temperature. To demonstrate the principle, a simple gate offset circuit is used to redistribute the current density to the cooler DMOS parts. No technology changes are needed for the implementation, only minor changes to the driver circuit are necessary, with a minimal impact on the additional required active area. Improvements in the energy capability from 9.2% up to 39% have been measured. Furthermore, measurements have shown that the method remains effective also if the operating conditions change significantly. The simplicity and the effectiveness of the implementation makes the proposed method suitable to be used in a wide range of applications.

Costachescu, Dragos; Pfost, Martin

2015-01-01

85

Complexity associated with the optimisation of capability options in military operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the context of a military operation, even if the intended actions, the geographic location, and the capabilities of the opposition are known, there are still some critical uncertainties that could have a major impact on the effectiveness of a given set of capabilities. These uncertainties include unpredictable events and the response alternatives that are available to the command and control elements of the capability set. They greatly complicate any a priori mathematical description. In a forecasting approach, the most likely future might be chosen and a solution sought that is optimal for that case. With scenario analysis, futures are proposed on the basis of critical uncertainties and the option that is most robust is chosen. We use scenario analysis but our approach is different in that we focus on the complexity and use the coupling between scenarios and options to create information on ideal options. The approach makes use of both soft and hard operations research methods, with subject matter expertise being used to define plausible responses to scenarios. In each scenario, uncertainty affects only a subset of the system-inherent variables and the variables that describe system-environment interactions. It is this scenario-specific reduction of variables that makes the problem mathematically tractable. The process we define is significantly different to existing scenario analysis processes, so we have named it adversarial scenario analysis. It can be used in conjunction with other methods, including recent improvements to the scenario analysis process. To illustrate the approach, we undertake a tactical level scenario analysis for a logistics problem that is defined by a network, expected throughputs to end users, the transport capacity available, the infrastructure at the nodes and the capacities of roads, stocks etc. The throughput capacity, e.g. the effectiveness, of the system relies on all of these variables and on the couplings between them. The system is initially in equilibrium for a given level of demand. However, different, and simpler, solutions emerge as the balance of couplings and the importance of variables change. The scenarios describe such changes in conditions. For each scenario it was possible to define measures that describe the differences between options. As with agent-based distillations, the solution is essentially qualitative and exploratory, bringing awareness of possible future difficulties and of the capabilities that are necessary if we are to deal successfully with those difficulties.

Pincombe, A.; Bender, A.; Allen, G.

2005-12-01

86

LDRD final report : a lightweight operating system for multi-core capability class supercomputers.  

SciTech Connect

The two primary objectives of this LDRD project were to create a lightweight kernel (LWK) operating system(OS) designed to take maximum advantage of multi-core processors, and to leverage the virtualization capabilities in modern multi-core processors to create a more flexible and adaptable LWK environment. The most significant technical accomplishments of this project were the development of the Kitten lightweight kernel, the co-development of the SMARTMAP intra-node memory mapping technique, and the development and demonstration of a scalable virtualization environment for HPC. Each of these topics is presented in this report by the inclusion of a published or submitted research paper. The results of this project are being leveraged by several ongoing and new research projects.

Kelly, Suzanne Marie; Hudson, Trammell B. (OS Research); Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Bridges, Patrick G. (University of New Mexico); Pedretti, Kevin Thomas Tauke; Levenhagen, Michael J.; Brightwell, Ronald Brian

2010-09-01

87

Load following capability of CANDLE reactor by adjusting coolant operation condition  

SciTech Connect

The load following capability of CANDLE reactor is investigated in the condition that the control rods are unavailable. Both sodium cooled metallic fuel fast reactor (SFR) and {sup 208}Pb cooled metallic fuel fast reactor (LFR) are investigated for their performance in power rate changing by changing its coolant operation condition; either coolant flow rate or coolant inlet temperature. The change by coolant flow rate is difficult especially for SFR because the maximum temperature criteria on cladding material may be violated. The power rate can be changed for its full range easily by changing the coolant temperature at the core inlet. LFR can reduce the same amount of power rate by smaller change of temperature than SFR. However, the coolant output temperature is generally decreased for this method and the thermal efficiency becomes worse.

Sekimoto, Hiroshi; Nakayama, Sinsuke [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology 2-12-1-N1-17, Ookayama, Meguro-ku 152-8550 (Japan)

2012-06-06

88

Experimental and theoretical analysis of energy capability of RESURF LDMOSFETs and its correlation with static electrical safe operating area (SOA)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thermal and electrical destruction of 55 V single and double reduced surface field (RESURF) lateral double-diffused MOSFETs (LDMOSFETs) in smart power ICs are investigated by experiments, simulations, and theoretical modeling. Static safe operating area (SOA) and single pulse dynamic SOA (energy capability) have been studied and correlated. Single RESURF device failure and hence the energy capability is controlled by electrical

Vishnu Khemka; Vijay Parthasarathy; Ronghua Zhu; Amitava Bose; Todd Roggenbauer

2002-01-01

89

A.24 ENHANCING THE CAPABILITY OF COMPUTATIONAL EARTH SYSTEM MODELS AND NASA DATA FOR OPERATION AND ASSESSMENT  

E-print Network

A.24-1 A.24 ENHANCING THE CAPABILITY OF COMPUTATIONAL EARTH SYSTEM MODELS AND NASA DATA) computational support of Earth system modeling. #12;A.24-2 2.1 Acceleration of Operational Use of Research Data

90

36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...authorization; (2) A historical operator's refusal of an offer to...interest of a historical operator through sale, assignment, devise, transfer, or otherwise, except as...this section; or (4) An operator's failure to provide...

2010-07-01

91

36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...authorization; (2) A historical operator's refusal of an offer to...interest of a historical operator through sale, assignment, devise, transfer, or otherwise, except as...this section; or (4) An operator's failure to provide...

2011-07-01

92

36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...authorization; (2) A historical operator's refusal of an offer to...interest of a historical operator through sale, assignment, devise, transfer, or otherwise, except as...this section; or (4) An operator's failure to provide...

2014-07-01

93

36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...authorization; (2) A historical operator's refusal of an offer to...interest of a historical operator through sale, assignment, devise, transfer, or otherwise, except as...this section; or (4) An operator's failure to provide...

2013-07-01

94

36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...authorization; (2) A historical operator's refusal of an offer to...interest of a historical operator through sale, assignment, devise, transfer, or otherwise, except as...this section; or (4) An operator's failure to provide...

2012-07-01

95

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Apply to surface coal mining operations to...significant, imminent environmental harm; or ...tax returns for coal produced during...operator from certain environmental protection performance...of the surface coal mining operations...

2014-07-01

96

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Apply to surface coal mining operations to...significant, imminent environmental harm; or ...tax returns for coal produced during...operator from certain environmental protection performance...of the surface coal mining operations...

2011-07-01

97

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Apply to surface coal mining operations to...significant, imminent environmental harm; or ...tax returns for coal produced during...operator from certain environmental protection performance...of the surface coal mining operations...

2013-07-01

98

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Apply to surface coal mining operations to...significant, imminent environmental harm; or ...tax returns for coal produced during...operator from certain environmental protection performance...of the surface coal mining operations...

2012-07-01

99

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Apply to surface coal mining operations to...significant, imminent environmental harm; or ...tax returns for coal produced during...operator from certain environmental protection performance...of the surface coal mining operations...

2010-07-01

100

30 CFR 912.822 - Special performance standards-operations in alluvial valley floors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE IDAHO § 912.822 Special performance standards—operations in alluvial valley floors. Part 822 of this chapter,...

2011-07-01

101

30 CFR 912.822 - Special performance standards-operations in alluvial valley floors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE IDAHO § 912.822 Special performance standards—operations in alluvial valley floors. Part 822 of this chapter,...

2014-07-01

102

14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions D Appendix D to Part 91 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, App. D Appendix D to Part 91—Airports/Locations:...

2011-01-01

103

14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions D Appendix D to Part 91 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, App. D Appendix D to Part 91—Airports/Locations:...

2013-01-01

104

14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions D Appendix D to Part 91 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, App. D Appendix D to Part 91—Airports/Locations:...

2014-01-01

105

14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions D Appendix D to Part 91 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, App. D Appendix D to Part 91—Airports/Locations:...

2012-01-01

106

30 CFR 933.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2012-07-01

107

30 CFR 933.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2010-07-01

108

30 CFR 933.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2013-07-01

109

30 CFR 933.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2011-07-01

110

30 CFR 933.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2014-07-01

111

Special Operations of CERES for Radiation Experiment Tests (SOCRATES)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System project flew a scanning radiometer (PFM) aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TRMM satellite, and two each aboard the Terra (FM1 FM2) and Aqua spacecraft (FM3 FM4). The primary objectives of the pairs of in-struments were for one to scan cross-track to map the geographical distribution of reflected solar radiation and Earth-emitted radiation and for the other to scan in azimuth as well as in elevation angle to provide data from which to develop models to describe the directionally-dependent dis-tribution of reflected solar radiance and Earth-emitted radiance. The Programmable Azimuth Plane Scan (PAPS) feature of the CERES instrument is a variant of the latter, and enables a scanner to target ground stations, or to match other satellite instruments viewing geometry to generate data sets for various scientific investigations. This paper presents special operations of CERES using the PAPS mode with the objective to collect data for comparison at the radiance level with other Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) instruments, and also shows numerical results of such comparisons. The following campaigns are covered in the paper: (i) In 1998, the CERES instrument (PFM) was rotated in azimuth so its scan plane coincided with the cross-track scan plane of the ScaRAB-2 instrument when the orbits of their spacecraft intersected. In this data set, both instruments viewed the same scenes from the same directions within a few minutes of each other, so the radiance measured by both instruments could be compared. (ii) In March of 2000, the scan plane of CERES Terra (FM1 and FM2) was rotated to coincide with the cross-track scan of the PFM aboard TRMM satellite. Data collected over up to 10 orbital crossings per day are used to compare radiance measurements of PFM and FM1 or FM2. (iii) In July of 2002, radiance measurements of scanners on Terra and Aqua satellites are compared. Since both satellites are in a polar orbit, the scan planes of both instruments were adjusted to align with the minor plane (orthogonal to the solar plane at local noon). Data for comparison were collected at each node with the focus on Greenland as the target for SW comparison. This experiment is repeated every year during summer solstice to monitor CERES Terra and Aqua consistency. (iv) Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instruments aboard the MeteoSat-8 and 9 spacecraft use arrays with 256 detectors each to measure the reflected solar radiation and Earth emitted radiation. It generates an Earth radiation snapshot every 15 minutes. Since 2004, CERES (FM2) scanner on Terra has made measurements of the same radiances by matching the GERB-2 and then GERB-1 Earth viewing geometry. These special data collection campaigns have been performed during summer and winter solstice periods. Daily, up to five Terra passes are in the view of GERB, and data collected by FM2 are used to compare the GERB detectors with each other using the CERES as a transfer radiometer. In addition, the CERES/GERB comparison is done on geolocated gridboxes.

Szewczyk, Z. Peter

112

46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 151.50-81 Section 151.50-81...Requirements § 151.50-81 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When table 151.05 refers to this...

2011-10-01

113

46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 151.50-81 Section 151.50-81...Requirements § 151.50-81 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When table 151.05 refers to this...

2010-10-01

114

Trust Territory District Special Education LRC and TTSELRC Planning and Operations Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to enable each Trust Territory Special Education Coordinator to establish and operate a Special Education Learning Resource Center (LRC). Information in the manual includes the many facets of LRC operations including an introduction to an LRC, with a brief history and general workscope. Procedures and guidelines in…

Lattyak, James J.

115

46 CFR 153.903 - Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C. 153...CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS, OR COMPRESSED GAS HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Operations...Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C....

2010-10-01

116

Call for Papers Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on  

E-print Network

Call for Papers Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on Operations Research and Systems, algorithms, and applications of operations research. Numerous papers presented at these conferences have, algorithms, and practice of successful applications of operations research in its broadest sense. Papers

117

An intra-operative positron probe with background rejection capability for FDG-guided surgery.  

PubMed

For radio-guided surgery on tumors using F-18-FDG, detection of annihilation gamma photons emanating from other parts of the body produces background radiation counts and limits its use in clinical situations. To overcome this limitation, we have developed an intra-operative positron probe with background-rejection capability. The positron probe uses a phoswich detector composed of a plastic scintillator and a bismuth germinate (BGO). A positron from a positron emitter such as F-18 is detected by the plastic scintillator and emits annihilation photons. The BGO detects one of the annihilation photons while a photo-multiplier tube (PMT) detects scintillation photons from both scintillators. The decay time differences of these two scintillators are used to distinguish whether the event is a true event where a positron and a following annihilation photon are detected simultaneously, or a background event. In this configuration, only positrons can be selectively detected, even in an environment of high background gamma photon flux. Spatial resolution was 11-mm full width at half maximum (FWHM) 5 mm from the detector surface. Measured sensitivity for the F-18 point source was 2.6 cps/kBq 5 mm from the detector surface. The background count rate was less than 0.5 cps for a 20-cm diameter cylindrical phantom containing 37 MBq of F-18 solution measured on the phantom surface, while the positron count rate was almost linear over a range of approximately 6 kcps. These results indicate that our developed intra-operative positron probe is valuable for radio-guided surgery on tumors using F-18-FDG in a high flux of background annihilation gamma photons. PMID:15770969

Yamamoto, Seiichi; Matsumoto, Keiichi; Sakamoto, Setsu; Tarutani, Kazumasa; Minato, Kotaro; Senda, Michio

2005-02-01

118

10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...MATERIALS Physical Protection of Special Nuclear Material in Transit § 73.25...

2014-01-01

119

10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...MATERIALS Physical Protection of Special Nuclear Material in Transit § 73.25...

2012-01-01

120

10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...MATERIALS Physical Protection of Special Nuclear Material in Transit § 73.25...

2011-01-01

121

10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...MATERIALS Physical Protection of Special Nuclear Material in Transit § 73.25...

2013-01-01

122

Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator. Specialized Equipment. Training Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide provides instructional materials to assist in training equipment operators in the safe and effective use of highway maintenance equipment. It includes 18 units of instruction covering the large equipment used in maintenance operations. Each unit of instruction consists of eight basic components: performance objectives,…

Perky, Sandra Dutreau; And Others

123

Mars Express Forward Link Capabilities for the Mars Relay Operations Service (MaROS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This software provides a new capability for landed Mars assets to perform forward link relay through the Mars Express (MEX) European Union orbital spacecraft. It solves the problem of standardizing the relay interface between lander missions and MEX. The Mars Operations Relay Service (MaROS) is intended as a central point for relay planning and post-pass analysis for all Mars landed and orbital assets. Through the first two phases of implementation, MaROS supports relay coordination through the Odyssey orbiter and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). With this new software, MaROS now fully integrates the Mars Express spacecraft into the relay picture. This new software generates and manages a new set of file formats that allows for relay request to MEX for forward and return link relay, including the parameters specific to MEX. Existing MEX relay planning interactions were performed via email exchanges and point-to-point file transfers. By integrating MEX into MaROS, all transactions are managed by a centralized service for tracking and analysis. Additionally, all lander missions have a single, shared interface with MEX and do not have to integrate on a mission-by mission basis. Relay is a critical element of Mars lander data management. Landed assets depend largely upon orbital relay for data delivery, which can be impacted by the availability and health of each orbiter in the network. At any time, an issue may occur to prevent relay. For this reason, it is imperative that all possible orbital assets be integrated into the overall relay picture.

Allard, Daniel A.; Wallick, Michael N.; Gladden, Roy E.; Wang, Paul

2012-01-01

124

Time cycle calculation procedure for the special crew during the mining mobile machine complex operation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The relevance of the research is specified by the necessity to optimize the delft mobile tunneling equipment operation. Target of the research is tunneling time cycle justification for the special crew during the mining mobile machine complex operation. Methods of the research included the consideration of operation organization schemes in the drifting face and effective use of the mobile equipment during mine exploratory working operations. Time cycle calculation procedures for major processes have been considered. This has been done for the special crew during the mobile machine complex operations for several working faces and various organization schemes.

Shmurygin, V.; Lukyanov, V.; Maslovsky, A.

2015-02-01

125

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...operating conditions. (c) No cargo tank hatch, ullage hole, or tank cleaning openings shall be opened or remain open...the required alerting information, which shall be shown in black block style letters and numerals (characters) at least 3 inches...

2012-10-01

126

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...operating conditions. (c) No cargo tank hatch, ullage hole, or tank cleaning openings shall be opened or remain open...the required alerting information, which shall be shown in black block style letters and numerals (characters) at least 3 inches...

2013-10-01

127

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...operating conditions. (c) No cargo tank hatch, ullage hole, or tank cleaning openings shall be opened or remain open...the required alerting information, which shall be shown in black block style letters and numerals (characters) at least 3 inches...

2011-10-01

128

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...operating conditions. (c) No cargo tank hatch, ullage hole, or tank cleaning openings shall be opened or remain open...the required alerting information, which shall be shown in black block style letters and numerals (characters) at least 3 inches...

2010-10-01

129

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...operating conditions. (c) No cargo tank hatch, ullage hole, or tank cleaning openings shall be opened or remain open...the required alerting information, which shall be shown in black block style letters and numerals (characters) at least 3 inches...

2014-10-01

130

77 FR 45921 - Alaskan Fuel Hauling as a Restricted Category Special Purpose Flight Operation  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...hauling be expanded to include operations outside the State of Alaska...proposal be strictly limited to operations conducted solely within the...proposed special purpose to operations in the State of Alaska only...delivery of essential supplies to remote villages that are not...

2012-08-02

131

IEP (Individualized Educational Program) Co-operation between Optimal Support of Students with Special Needs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A key aspect of the optimal support of students with special needs is co-ordination and co-operation between school, home and specialized agencies. Communication between these entities is of prime importance and can be facilitated through the use of a support system implementing ICF guidelines as outlined. This communication system can be considered to be a preventative rather than allopathic support.

Ogoshi, Yasuhiro; Nakai, Akio; Ogoshi, Sakiko; Mitsuhashi, Yoshinori; Araki, Chikahiro

132

76 FR 66051 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command...section 2330a of Title 10 United States Code as amended by the...Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA 08...Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of...

2011-10-25

133

77 FR 38274 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2011 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command...section 2330a of Title 10, United States Code as amended by the...Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, the Director...Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of...

2012-06-27

134

10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. 2.103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES OF PRACTICE...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

2012-01-01

135

10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. 2.103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES OF PRACTICE...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

2011-01-01

136

10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. 2.103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION AGENCY RULES OF...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

2013-01-01

137

10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. 2.103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION AGENCY RULES OF...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

2014-01-01

138

10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. 2.103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES OF PRACTICE...applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

2010-01-01

139

Final Report for LDRD Project 05-ERD-050: "Developing a Reactive Chemistry Capability for the NARAC Operational Model (LODI)"  

SciTech Connect

In support of the National Security efforts of LLNL, this project addressed the existing imbalance between dispersion and chemical capabilities of LODI (Lagrangian Operational Dispersion Integrator--the NARAC operational dispersion model). We have demonstrated potentially large effects of atmospheric chemistry on the impact of chemical releases (e.g., industrial chemicals and nerve agents). Prior to our work, LODI could only handle chains of first-order losses (exponential decays) that were independent of time and space, limiting NARAC's capability to respond when reactive chemistry is important. We significantly upgraded the chemistry and aerosol capability of LODI to handle (1) arbitrary networks of chemical reactions, (2) mixing and reactions with ambient species, (3) evaporation and condensation of aerosols, and (4) heat liberated from chemical reactions and aerosol condensation (which can cause a cold and dense plume hugging the ground to rise into the atmosphere, then descend to the ground again as droplets). When this is made operational, it will significantly improve NARAC's ability to respond to terrorist attacks and industrial accidents that involve reactive chemistry, including many chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals (TICS). As a dual-use, the resulting model also has the potential to be a state-of-the-art air-quality model. Chemical releases are the most common type of airborne hazardous release and many operational applications involve such scenarios. The new capability we developed is therefore relevant to the needs of the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD).

Cameron-Smith, P; Grant, K; Connell, P

2008-02-11

140

Preliminary design capability enhancement via development of rotorcraft operating economics model  

E-print Network

The purpose of this thesis is to develop a means of predicting direct operating cost (DOC) for new commercial rotorcraft early in the design process. This project leverages historical efforts to model operating costs in ...

Giansiracusa, Michael P

2010-01-01

141

Abstract--Remotely operated crawlers are specialized vehicles that allow for underwater intervention by staying in direct  

E-print Network

operated vehicle crawler for multiple research activities such as underwater archaeology documentation -- Remotely Operated Vehicle, ROV, Remotely Operated Crawler, Robotics, Underwater Archaeology, Marine1 Abstract-- Remotely operated crawlers are specialized vehicles that allow for underwater

Wood, Stephen L.

142

Hover widgets: using the tracking state to extend the capabilities of pen-operated devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present Hover Widgets, a new technique for increasing the capabilities of pen-based interfaces. Hover Widgets are implemented by using the pen movements above the display surface, in the tracking state. Short gestures while hovering, followed by a pen down, access the Hover Widgets, which can be used to activate localized interface widgets. By using the tracking state movements, Hover

Tovi Grossman; Ken Hinckley; Patrick Baudisch; Maneesh Agrawala; Ravin Balakrishnan

2006-01-01

143

Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities  

E-print Network

, genetic algorithms 1. INTRODUCTION The success of the computer playing sport games (like chess [4]) has scope of applicability of AI, when the latter is employed to control the individual characters (agents. An agent with such capabilities would open up an opportunity for building a framework of a novel racing

Fernandez, Thomas

144

Seroprevalence of Dengue Fever in US Army Special Operations Forces: Initial Results and the Way Ahead.  

PubMed

The endemicity of dengue fever (DF) and, consequently, sequelae of DF are increasing worldwide. The increases are largely a result of widespread international travel and the increased range of the mosquito vectors. US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) personnel are at an increased risk of exposure to dengue based on their frequent deployments to and presence in dengue endemic areas worldwide. Repeated deployments to different endemic areas can increase the risk for developing the more serious sequelae of dengue: dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Information about the seroprevalence rate of dengue in USASOC personnel, in particular, is lacking and is critical to assessing the risk, tailoring preventive medicine countermeasures, leveraging field diagnostics, and maintaining mission capability. In the first part of a two-part project to assess baseline seroprevalence in USASOC units, a random, unit-stratified sample of 500 anonymous serum specimens from personnel assigned to the highest-risk units in USASOC were screened for dengue using a microneutralization assay. Of the 500 specimens screened, 56 (11.2%) of 500 had neutralizing titers (NT) (MN?? ? 10) against at least one DENV serotype. Subsequent sample titration resulted in 48 (85.7%) of 56 of the samples with NT (MN?? ? 10) against at least one dengue serotype for an overall dengue exposure rate of 9.6% (48 of 500). The second part of the ongoing project, started in 2012, was a multicenter, serosurveillance project using predeployment and postdeployment sera collected from USASOC personnel deployed to South and Central America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Preliminary results show a 13.2% (55 of 414) seropositivity rate. The significance of these findings as they relate to personal risk and operational impact is discussed. PMID:25344719

Caci, Jennifer B; Blaylock, Jason M; De La Barrera, Rafael; Griggs, April N; Lin, Leyi; Jarman, Richard G; Thomas, Stephen J; Lyons, Arthur G

2014-01-01

145

43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? The general mining laws apply...

2011-10-01

146

43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? The general mining laws apply...

2012-10-01

147

43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? The general mining laws apply...

2013-10-01

148

43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? The general mining laws apply...

2014-10-01

149

Relation between classical communication capacity and entanglement capability for two-qubit unitary operations  

SciTech Connect

Two-qubit operations may be characterized by their capacities for communication, both with and without free entanglement, and their capacity for creating entanglement. We establish a set of inequalities that give an ordering to the capacities of two-qubit unitary operations. Specifically, we show that the capacities for entanglement creation and bidirectional communication without entanglement assistance are at least as great as half the bidirectional communication capacity with entanglement assistance. In addition, we show that the bidirectional communication that can be performed using an ensemble may be increased via a two-qubit unitary operation by twice the operation's capacity for entanglement.

Berry, Dominic W.; Sanders, Barry C. [Department of Physics and Centre for Advanced Computing--Algorithms and Cryptography, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, (Australia)

2003-09-01

150

The Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program displays and controls capabilities as tools for situational awareness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea for the Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program (RPOP) was conceived by a small group of engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC). RPOP was part of the tools and technologies implemented for the first Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking. Since that time RPOP was used on over 60 missions and became an essential tool for Shuttle rendezvous operations. RPOP

Zoran Milenkovic

2012-01-01

151

Relation between classical communication capacity and entanglement capability for two-qubit unitary operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two-qubit operations may be characterized by their capacities for communication, both with and without free entanglement, and their capacity for creating entanglement. We establish a set of inequalities that give an ordering to the capacities of two-qubit unitary operations. Specifically, we show that the capacities for entanglement creation and bidirectional communication without entanglement assistance are at least as great as

Dominic W. Berry; Barry C. Sanders

2003-01-01

152

Problems and Delays Overshadow NRC's Initial Success in Improving Reactor Operators' Capabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island raised many questions concerning the safety of nuclear power plant operations and the ability of nuclear plant reactor operators to respond to abnormal or accident conditions. In response, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) developed a plan, which included short- and long-term actions to…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

153

Mind the Gap: The Growing Distance between Institutional and Technical Capabilities in Organizations Performing Critical Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Although there are many reasons to seek to augment the capacity of crisis management and response organizations with various\\u000a forms of information technology (IT), it is not clear that they will be able to adapt organizationally or institutionally\\u000a to make effective use of the new capabilities. The behavior of organizations responsible for large, complex and tightly coupled\\u000a systems is already

Gene I. Rochlin

2004-01-01

154

Recent Developments in the Design, Capabilities and Autonomous Operations of a Lightweight Surface Manipulation System and Test-bed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first generation of a versatile high performance device for performing payload handling and assembly operations on planetary surfaces, the Lightweight Surface Manipulation System (LSMS), has been designed and built. Over the course of its development, conventional crane type payload handling configurations and operations have been successfully demonstrated and the range of motion, types of operations and the versatility greatly expanded. This enhanced set of 1st generation LSMS hardware is now serving as a laboratory test-bed allowing the continuing development of end effectors, operational techniques and remotely controlled and automated operations. This paper describes the most recent LSMS and test-bed development activities, that have focused on two major efforts. The first effort was to complete a preliminary design of the 2nd generation LSMS that has the capability for limited mobility and can reposition itself between lander decks, mobility chassis, and fixed base locations. A major portion of this effort involved conducting a study to establish the feasibility of, and define, the specifications for a lightweight cable-drive waist joint. The second effort was to continue expanding the versatility and autonomy of large planetary surface manipulators using the 1st generation LSMS as a test-bed. This has been accomplished by increasing manipulator capabilities and efficiencies through both design changes and tool and end effector development. A software development effort has expanded the operational capabilities of the LSMS test-bed to include; autonomous operations based on stored paths, use of a vision system for target acquisition and tracking, and remote command and control over a communications bridge.

Dorsey, John T.; Jones, Thomas C.; Doggett, W. R.; Brady, Jeffrey S.; Berry, Felecia C.; Ganoe, George G.; Anderson, Eric; King, Bruce D.; Mercer, David C.

2011-01-01

155

An Overview of Current Capabilities and Research Activities in the Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA Ames conducts research to provide a better understanding of roles, responsibilities, and requirements for human operators and automation in future air traffic management (ATM) systems. The research encompasses developing, evaluating, and integrating operational concepts and technologies for near-, mid-, and far-term air traffic operations. Current research threads include efficient arrival operations, function allocation in separation assurance and efficient airspace and trajectory management. The AOL has developed powerful air traffic simulation capabilities, most notably the Multi Aircraft Control System (MACS) that is used for many air traffic control simulations at NASA and its partners in government, academia and industry. Several additional NASA technologies have been integrated with the AOL's primary simulation capabilities where appropriate. Using this environment, large and small-scale system-level evaluations can be conducted to help make near-term improvements and transition NASA technologies to the FAA, such as the technologies developed under NASA's Air Traffic Management Demonstration-1 (ATD-1). The AOL's rapid prototyping and flexible simulation capabilities have proven a highly effective environment to progress the initiation of trajectory-based operations and support the mid-term implementation of NextGen. Fundamental questions about accuracy requirements have been investigated as well as realworld problems on how to improve operations in some of the most complex airspaces in the US. This includes using advanced trajectory-based operations and prototype tools for coordinating arrivals to converging runways at Newark airport and coordinating departures and arrivals in the San Francisco and the New York metro areas. Looking beyond NextGen, the AOL has started exploring hybrid human/automation control strategies as well as highly autonomous operations in the air traffic control domain. Initial results indicate improved capacity, low operator workload, good situation awareness and acceptability for controllers teaming with autonomous air traffic systems. While much research and development needs to be conducted to make such concepts a reality, these approaches have the potential to truly transform the airspace system towards increased mobility, safe and efficient growth in global operations and enabling many of the new vehicles and operations that are expected over the next decades. This paper describes how the AOL currently contributes to the ongoing air transportation transformation.

Prevot, Thomas; Smith, Nancy M.; Palmer, Everett; Callantine, Todd; Lee, Paul; Mercer, Joey; Homola, Jeff; Martin, Lynne; Brasil, Connie; Cabrall, Christopher

2014-01-01

156

The Rendezvous Monitoring Display Capabilities of the Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program (RPOP) is a laptop computer- based relative navigation tool and piloting aid that was developed during the Space Shuttle program. RPOP displays a graphical representation of the relative motion between the target and chaser vehicles in a rendezvous, proximity operations and capture scenario. After being used in over 60 Shuttle rendezvous missions, some of the RPOP display concepts have become recognized as a minimum standard for cockpit displays for monitoring the rendezvous task. To support International Space Station (ISS) based crews in monitoring incoming visiting vehicles, RPOP has been modified to allow crews to compare the Cygnus visiting vehicle s onboard navigated state to processed range measurements from an ISS-based, crew-operated Hand Held Lidar sensor. This paper will discuss the display concepts of RPOP that have proven useful in performing and monitoring rendezvous and proximity operations.

Brazzel, Jack; Spehar, Pete; Clark, Fred; Foster, Chris; Eldridge, Erin

2013-01-01

157

Coiled tubing operations and services. Part 3; Tube technology and capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This article offers an overview of developments in commercial coiled tubing for oil wells including continuous coiled pipe manufacturing and production. Pipe behavior under various stresses and forces encountered during typical workover operations is addressed.

Sas-Jaworsky, A.I.I. (Conoco, Inc., Houston, TX (US))

1992-01-01

158

Dual-Side Cooled Novel IPM and Improved Capability of Inverter for Elevated-Temperature Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Novel two-side cooling for integrated power modules (IPM) is developed for elevated-temperature operations. This approach applies and improves commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) products of IPM without significantly changing the original packaging design and manufacture's fabrication process. It can reduce the p-n junction temperature rise of the power devices inside by 20% at an equivalent load, thus increasing operating ambient temperatures, which

Jie Chang; Changming Liao

2006-01-01

159

Primary and Secondary Lithium Batteries Capable of Operating at Low Temperatures for Planetary Exploration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Objectives and Approach: (1) Develop advanced Li ]ion electrolytes that enable cell operation over a wide temperature range (i.e., -60 to +60 C). Improve the high temperature stability and lifetime characteristics of wide operating temperature electrolytes. (2) Define the performance limitations at low and high temperature extremes, as well as, life limiting processes. (3) Demonstrate the performance of advanced electrolytes in large capacity prototype cells.

Smart, M. C.; Ratnakumar, B. V.; West, W. C.; Brandon, E. J.

2011-01-01

160

The capabilities of steady state operation at the stellarator W7-X with emphasis on divertor design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The stellarator Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) is presently under construction at Greifswald, Germany, and the start of operation is planned in 2006. W7-X is a large `advanced stellarator' of the HELIAS type (R = 5.5 m, a = 0.55 m, B0 = 3 T, five periods, moderate shear and variable rotational transform 5/6 <= ? <= 5/4 at the boundary) with the aims of demonstrating the reactor potential of this stellarator line in steady state operation close to fusion relevant parameters. The capability of stationary operation requires the realization of a superconducting magnet system consisting of 50 modular coils and 20 planar coils, the operation of a 140 GHz ECR CW heat source of 10 MW, the installation of a divertor to handle the power and particle flux, and to limit the impurity fraction to tolerable levels. Additional heating schemes, ICRF and NBI, will be provided for flexible experimentation.

Renner, H.; Boscary, J.; Erckmann, V.; Greuner, H.; Grote, H.; Sapper, J.; Speth, E.; Wesner, F.; Wanner, M.; W7-X Team

2000-06-01

161

Lithium Batteries and Supercapacitors Capable of Operating at Low Temperatures for Planetary Exploration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Demonstrated improved performance with wide operating temperature electrolytes containing ester co - solvents (i.e., methyl propionate and ethyl butyrate) in a number of prototype cells: center dot Successfully scaled up low temperature technology to 12 Ah size prismatic Li - ion cells (Quallion, LCC), and demonstrated good performance down to - 60 o C. center dot Demonstrated wide operating temperature range performance ( - 60 o to +60 o C) in A123 Systems LiFePO 4 - based lithium - ion cells containing methyl butyrate - based low temperature electrolytes. These systems were also demonstrated to have excellent cycle life performance at ambient temperatures, as well as the ability to be cycled up to high temperatures.

Smart, M. C.; Ratnakumar, B. V.; West, W. C.; Brandon, E. J.

2012-01-01

162

The SOFIA Observatory at the Start of Routine Science Operations: Mission Capabilities and Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has recently concluded a set of engineering flights for observatory performance evaluation. These in-flight opportunities are viewed as the first comprehensive assessment of the observatory's performance and are used to guide future development activities, as well as to identify additional observatory upgrades. Pointing stability was evaluated, including the image motion due to rigid-body and flexible-body telescope modes as well as possible aero-optical image motion. We report on recent improvements in pointing stability by using an active mass damper system installed on the telescope. Measurements and characterization of the shear layer and cavity seeing, as well as image quality evaluation as a function of wavelength have also been performed. Additional tests targeted basic observatory capabilities and requirements, including pointing accuracy, chopper evaluation, and imager sensitivity. This paper reports on the data collected during these flights and presents current SOFIA observatory performance and characterization.

Temi, Pasquale; Marcum, Pamela M.; Young, Erick; Adams, Joseph D.; Adams, Sybil; Andersson, B.-G.; Becklin, Eric E.; Boogert, Adwin; Brewster, Rick; Burgh, Eric; Cobleigh, Brent R.; Culp, Steven; De Buizer, Jim; Dunham, Edward W.; Engfer, Christian; Ediss, Geoffrey; Fujieh, Maura; Grashuis, Randy; Gross, Michael; Harmon, Edward; Helton, Andrew; Hoffman, Douglas; Homan, Jeff; Hütwohl, Michael; Jakob, Holger; Jensen, Stephen C.; Kaminski, Charles; Kozarsky, Daniel; Krabbe, Alfred; Klein, Randolf; Lammen, Yannick; Lampater, Ulrich; Latter, William B.; Le, Jeanette; McKown, Nancy; Melchiorri, Riccardo; Meyer, Allan W.; Miles, John; Miller, Walter E.; Miller, Scott; Moore, Elizabeth; Nickison, Donald J.; Opshaug, Kortney; Pfüeller, Enrico; Radomski, James; Rasmussen, John; Reach, William; Reinacher, Andreas; Roellig, Thomas L.; Sandell, Göran; Sankrit, Ravi; Savage, Maureen L.; Shenoy, Sachindev; Schonfeld, Julie E.; Shuping, Ralph Y.; Smith, Erin C.; Talebi, Ehsan; Teufel, Stefan; Tseng, Ting C.; Vacca, William D.; Vaillancourt, John; Van Cleve, Jeffrey E.; Wiedemann, Manuel; Wolf, Jürgen; Zavala, Eddie; Zeile, Oliver; Zell, Peter T.; Zinnecker, Hans

2014-06-01

163

Operational Capabilities and Research Opportunities with the Mark III Infrared Free-Electron Laser  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mk III infrared FEL is a tunable, picosecond laser source which covers the wavelength range 1.5 - 9.5 mum, and has been operating at Duke University since 1992 in support of an interdisciplinary research program in medicine, material science, and spectroscopy. The evolving design of the Mk III FEL has been driven by the conceptual simplification of important subsystems,

E. B. Szarmes; K. D. Straub; S. A. Hauger; G. Denbeaux; M. Emamiam; N. Hower; J. M. J. Madey

1997-01-01

164

Operational Capabilities and Research Opportunities with the Mark III Infrared Free-Electron Laser  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mk III infrared FEL is a tunable, picosecond laser source which covers the wavelength range 1.5 - 9.5 ?m, and has been operating at Duke University since 1992 in support of an interdisciplinary research program in medicine, material science, and spectroscopy. The evolving design of the Mk III FEL has been driven by the conceptual simplification of important subsystems, and considerable progress has been made in the manipulation and utilization of the high power, broadband, and tunable source. We summarize the present operating parameters and performance of the Mark III FEL, and describe recent and ongoing upgrades to the electron beam transport system, the laser resonator, and the optical beam transport system. Research opportunities for novel spectroscopic applications, and proposed research in fundamental high-field electron beam physics and QED, are discussed.

Szarmes, E. B.; Straub, K. D.; Hauger, S. A.; Denbeaux, G.; Emamiam, M.; Hower, N.; Madey, J. M. J.

1997-05-01

165

Use of a pitch adjustable foot restraint system: Operator strength capability and load requirements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The zero-gravity environment creates a need for a proper human body restraint system to maintain a comfortable posture with less fatigue and to maximize productivity. In addition, restraint systems must be able to meet the loading demands of maintenance and assembly tasks performed on orbit. The shuttle's primary intravehicular astronaut restraint system is currently a foot loop design that attaches to flat surfaces on the shuttle, allowing for varying mounting locations and easy egress and ingress. However, this design does not allow for elevation, pitch, or foot loop length adjustment. Several prototype foot restraint systems are being evaluated for use aboard the space station and the space shuttle. The JSC Anthropometry and Biomechanics Laboratory initiated this study to quantify the maximum axial forces and moments that would be induced on a foot loop type of restraint while operators performed a torque wrench task, also allowing for angling the restraint pitch angle to study yet another effect. Results indicate that the greatest forces into the torque wrench and into the foot restraint system occur while the operator performs an upward effort. This study did not see any significant difference in the operators' force due to pitch orientation. Thus, in a work environment in which hand holds are available, no significant influence of the pitch angle on forces imparted to the restraint system existed.

Wilmington, Robert P.; Poliner, Jeffrey; Klute, Glenn K.

1994-01-01

166

The SALT HRS spectrograph: final design, instrument capabilities, and operational modes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The high-resolution échelle spectrograph, SALT HRS, is at an advanced stage of construction and will shortly become available to the user community of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). This paper presents a commentary on the construction progress to date and gives the instrument's final specification with refined estimates for its performance based on the initial testing of the optics and the science-grade detectors. It also contributes a discussion of how the fibre input optics have been tailored to specific scientific aspirations to give four distinct operational modes. Finally, the use of the instrument is discussed in the context of the most common science cases.

Bramall, D. G.; Sharples, R.; Tyas, L.; Schmoll, J.; Clark, P.; Luke, P.; Looker, N.; Dipper, N. A.; Ryan, S.; Buckley, D. A. H.; Brink, J.; Barnes, S. I.

2010-07-01

167

Results from the Operational Testing of the General Electric Smart Grid Capable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory conducted testing and analysis of the General Electric (GE) smart grid capable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), which was a deliverable from GE for the U.S. Department of Energy FOA-554. The Idaho National Laboratory has extensive knowledge and experience in testing advanced conductive and wireless charging systems though INL’s support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity. This document details the findings from the EVSE operational testing conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory on the GE smart grid capable EVSE. The testing conducted on the EVSE included energy efficiency testing, SAE J1772 functionality testing, abnormal conditions testing, and charging of a plug-in vehicle.

Richard Barney Carlson; Don Scoffield; Brion Bennett

2013-12-01

168

Method for producing fuel gas from organic material, capable of self-sustaining operation  

SciTech Connect

This patent discloses a form of substantially uniform-sized pellets, to produce a tar-free fuel gas. Prior to initiating operation, the lower end of the reaction chamber is filled with a charge of charcoal, forming a charcoal bed. A portion of the charcoal bed is then ignited, typically near the top, with air from the atmosphere being drawn substantially uniformly down through the reaction chamber by a pump on the outlet line leading from the reaction chamber, creating a thin pyrolysis zone near the top of the charcoal bed. The substantially uniform-size fuel pellets are added to the top of the charcoal bed, and are pyrolized as they move down through the pyrolysis zone. Since the fuel pellets are substantially uniform in size, and since the air-flow down through the chamber is substantially uniform, the temperature profile over the cross-sectional area of the pyrolysis zone is substantially uniform, and a homogeneous pyrolysis zone is created, without hot spots or channels. Such an arrangement results in self-regulating, self-sustaining operation over a relatively wide demand range, with rapid start-up and response characteristics. Air may also be directed into the reaction chamber through an inlet beneath the charcoal bed, which results in the reaction of the devolatilized charcoal to form additional fuel and an ash residue. Thus, the production and consumption of the charcoal within the apparatus may be exactly balanced.

Fetters, W.A.; Chittick, D.E.

1985-07-23

169

Special operations forces and counterproliferation: The interagency process at work. Study project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The threat of use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the United States or against American vital interests overseas is real. Combating the proliferation of WMD has become a high priority for the U.S. Government. Within Department of Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DOD CPI) of 1993 Special Operations Forces (SOF) have become pivotal players in the creation of a full

Bakken

1996-01-01

170

IEMS 490: Special topics: Operations Research Modeling in Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics  

E-print Network

IEMS 490: Special topics: Operations Research Modeling in Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics228) Course Description This course will cover a range of topics related to the modeling of logistics problems in humanitarian and non-profit settings. The course will examine issues from both an academic

Smilowitz, Karen

171

Special operations forces and counterproliferation: The interagency process at work. Study project  

SciTech Connect

The threat of use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the United States or against American vital interests overseas is real. Combating the proliferation of WMD has become a high priority for the U.S. Government. Within Department of Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DOD CPI) of 1993 Special Operations Forces (SOF) have become pivotal players in the creation of a full range of military options to counter this threat. SOF provides the National Command Authority (NCA) with flexible and responsive options. In order to successfully execute any type of CP related special operation, the interagency process must be fully engaged and synchronized. This study assesses the nature of the threat, reviews the evolution of the DOD CPI, and focuses on the use of SOF as an instrument of U.S. policy. Specifically this study explores the connectivity of the interagency process to support a U.S. SOF Counterproliferation mission.

Bakken, H.L.

1996-04-01

172

Advanced Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (AMSA) Capability Roadmap Progress Review  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Contents include the following: NASA capability roadmap activity. Advanced modeling, simulation, and analysis overview. Scientific modeling and simulation. Operations modeling. Multi-special sensing (UV-gamma). System integration. M and S Environments and Infrastructure.

Antonsson, Erik; Gombosi, Tamas

2005-01-01

173

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System: Capabilities for Operational Space Environment In Situ and Remote Sensing and Solar Irradiance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last decade, the tri-agency Integrated Program Office (IPO), comprised of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been managing the development of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Once operational later this decade, NPOESS will replace NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and DoD's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) systems. The IPO, through its Acquisition and Operations contractor, Northrop Grumman, will launch NPOESS spacecraft into three orbital planes to provide a single, national system capable of satisfying both civil and national security requirements for space-based, remotely sensed environmental data. With the development of NPOESS, we are evolving the existing "weather" satellites into integrated environmental observing systems by expanding our capabilities to observe, assess, and predict the total Earth system - ocean, atmosphere, land, and the space environment. NPOESS will transform today's short-term, space-based space environment research missions and the previous operational missions into a sustained, operational space environment remote sensing observation program. A major portion of NPOESS is dedicated to the space environment missions of our users. Fourteen of the fifty-five NPOESS mission environmental data record [EDR] products address various aspects of the solar-geophysical parameters needed to characterize the space environment and solar irradiance. Three factors of our users' requirements present significant challenges for properly sampling the space environment spatial-temporal-spectral characteristics: 1.) the vast volume of the space environment to be covered on both regional and global scales 2.) the large range of natural time scales for the space environment phenomenology to be covered, especially the challenging-to-observe short time scales and 3.)the rapid updates and short revisit times required for both the assimilation into the progressing models as well as the direct use of the more regional space environmental measurements needed in near-real-time for varied "situational awareness and forecasting". The NPOESS space environment/solar irradiance instrument suite will provide most of these users' needs. In the early portion of the NPOESS mission these space environment measurement needs will be complemented by the still operating operational systems - DMSP, POES and METOP space environment sensor measurements and later in the NPOESS mission the METOP space environment sensor measurements. The projected performance for the NPOESS space environment and solar irradiance measurements against the users' requirements will be discussed in this paper. NPOESS will provide continuity of critical data for monitoring, understanding, and predicting space environment changes and assessing the impacts of these changes on short and long term time scales. The NPOESS team is well along the path to creating a high performance, polar-orbiting satellite system that will be more responsive to user requirements, deliver more capability at less cost, and provide sustained, space-based measurements as a cornerstone of an Integrated Global Observing System.

Mango, S. A.; Denig, W. F.; Hoffman, C. W.; Furlong, D.; Haas, J. M.

2005-12-01

174

The effect of different operations modes on science capabilities during the 2010 Desert RATS test: Insights from the geologist crewmembers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 2010 Desert RATS field test utilized two Space Exploration Vehicles (prototype planetary rovers) and four crewmembers (2 per rover) to conduct a geologic traverse across northern Arizona while testing continuous and twice-per-day communications paired with operation modes of separating and exploring individually (Divide & Conquer) and exploring together (Lead & Follow), respectively. This report provides qualitative conclusions from the geologist crewmembers involved in this test as to how these modes of communications and operations affected our ability to conduct field geology. Each mode of communication and operation provided beneficial capabilities that might be further explored for future Human Spaceflight Missions to other solar system objects. We find that more frequent interactions between crews and an Apollo-style Science Team on the Earth best enables scientific progress during human exploration. However, during multiple vehicle missions, this communication with an Earth-based team of scientists, who represent "more minds on the problem", should not come at the exclusion of (or significantly decrease) communication between the crewmembers in different vehicles who have the "eyes on the ground". Inter-crew communications improved when discussions with a backroom were infrequent. Both aspects are critical and cannot be mutually exclusive. Increased vehicle separation distances best enable encounters with multiple geologic units. However, seemingly redundant visits by multiple vehicles to the same feature can be utilized to provide improved process-related observations about the development and modification of the local terrain. We consider the value of data management, transfer, and accessibility to be the most important lesson learned. Crews and backrooms should have access to all data and related interpretations within the mission in as close to real-time conditions as possible. This ensures that while on another planetary surface, crewmembers are as educated as possible with respect to the observations and data they will need to collect at any moment.

Bleacher, Jacob E.; Hurtado, José M.; Young, Kelsey E.; Rice, James W.; Garry, W. Brent

2013-10-01

175

14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN CERTIFICATION: FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS General §...

2013-01-01

176

14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S...TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRMEN CERTIFICATION: FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS General §...

2011-01-01

177

14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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Conceptualizing the impact of special events on community health service levels: an operational analysis.  

PubMed

Mass gatherings (MG) impact their host and surrounding communities and with inadequate planning, may impair baseline emergency health services. Mass gatherings do not occur in a vacuum; they have both consumptive and disruptive effects that extend beyond the event itself. Mass gatherings occur in real geographic locations that include not only the event site, but also the surrounding neighborhoods and communities. In addition, the impact of small, medium, or large special events may be felt for days, or even months, prior to and following the actual events. Current MG reports tend to focus on the events themselves during published event dates and may underestimate the full impact of a given MG on its host community. In order to account for, and mitigate, the full effects of MGs on community health services, researchers would benefit from a common model of community impact. Using an operations lens, two concepts are presented, the "vortex" and the "ripple," as metaphors and a theoretical model for exploring the broader impact of MGs on host communities. Special events and MGs impact host communities by drawing upon resources (vortex) and by disrupting normal, baseline services (ripple). These effects are felt with diminishing impact as one moves geographically further from the event center, and can be felt before, during, and after the event dates. Well executed medical and safety plans for events with appropriate, comprehensive risk assessments and stakeholder engagement have the best chance of ameliorating the potential negative impact of MGs on communities. Lund A , Turris SA , Bowles R . Conceptualizing the impact of special events on community health service levels: an operational analysis. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014;29(5):1-7 . PMID:25188753

Lund, Adam; Turris, Sheila A; Bowles, Ron

2014-10-01

181

IAC - INTEGRATED ANALYSIS CAPABILITY  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of the Integrated Analysis Capability (IAC) system is to provide a highly effective, interactive analysis tool for the integrated design of large structures. With the goal of supporting the unique needs of engineering analysis groups concerned with interdisciplinary problems, IAC was developed to interface programs from the fields of structures, thermodynamics, controls, and system dynamics with an executive system and database to yield a highly efficient multi-disciplinary system. Special attention is given to user requirements such as data handling and on-line assistance with operational features, and the ability to add new modules of the user's choice at a future date. IAC contains an executive system, a data base, general utilities, interfaces to various engineering programs, and a framework for building interfaces to other programs. IAC has shown itself to be effective in automatic data transfer among analysis programs. IAC 2.5, designed to be compatible as far as possible with Level 1.5, contains a major upgrade in executive and database management system capabilities, and includes interfaces to enable thermal, structures, optics, and control interaction dynamics analysis. The IAC system architecture is modular in design. 1) The executive module contains an input command processor, an extensive data management system, and driver code to execute the application modules. 2) Technical modules provide standalone computational capability as well as support for various solution paths or coupled analyses. 3) Graphics and model generation interfaces are supplied for building and viewing models. Advanced graphics capabilities are provided within particular analysis modules such as INCA and NASTRAN. 4) Interface modules provide for the required data flow between IAC and other modules. 5) User modules can be arbitrary executable programs or JCL procedures with no pre-defined relationship to IAC. 6) Special purpose modules are included, such as MIMIC (Model Integration via Mesh Interpolation Coefficients), which transforms field values from one model to another; LINK, which simplifies incorporation of user specific modules into IAC modules; and DATAPAC, the National Bureau of Standards statistical analysis package. The IAC database contains structured files which provide a common basis for communication between modules and the executive system, and can contain unstructured files such as NASTRAN checkpoint files, DISCOS plot files, object code, etc. The user can define groups of data and relations between them. A full data manipulation and query system operates with the database. The current interface modules comprise five groups: 1) Structural analysis - IAC contains a NASTRAN interface for standalone analysis or certain structural/control/thermal combinations. IAC provides enhanced structural capabilities for normal modes and static deformation analysis via special DMAP sequences. IAC 2.5 contains several specialized interfaces from NASTRAN in support of multidisciplinary analysis. 2) Thermal analysis - IAC supports finite element and finite difference techniques for steady state or transient analysis. There are interfaces for the NASTRAN thermal analyzer, SINDA/SINFLO, and TRASYS II. FEMNET, which converts finite element structural analysis models to finite difference thermal analysis models, is also interfaced with the IAC database. 3) System dynamics - The DISCOS simulation program which allows for either nonlinear time domain analysis or linear frequency domain analysis, is fully interfaced to the IAC database management capability. 4) Control analysis - Interfaces for the ORACLS, SAMSAN, NBOD2, and INCA programs allow a wide range of control system analyses and synthesis techniques. Level 2.5 includes EIGEN, which provides tools for large order system eigenanalysis, and BOPACE, which allows for geometric capabilities and finite element analysis with nonlinear material. Also included in IAC level 2.5 is SAMSAN 3.1, an engineering analysis program which contains a general purpose library of over 600 subroutin

Frisch, H. P.

1994-01-01

182

Design, operation, and monitoring capability of an experimental artificial-recharge facility at East Meadow, Long Island, New York  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Artificial recharge with tertiary-treated sewage is being tested at East Meadow to evaluate the physical and chemical effects on the groundwater system. The recharge facility contains 11 recharge basins and 5 injection wells and is designed to accept 4 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. Of the 11 basins, 7 are recently constructed and will accept 0.5 million gallons per day each. An observation manhole (12-foot inside diameter and extending 16 feet below the basin floor) was installed in each of two basins to enable monitoring and sampling of percolating reclaimed water in the unsaturated zone with instruments such as tensiometers, gravity lysimeters, thermocouples, and soil-gas samplers. Five shallow (100-feet deep) injection wells will each return 0.5 million gallons per day to the groundwater reservoir. Three types of injection-well design are being tested; the differences are in the type of gravel pack around the well screen. When clogging at the well screen occurs, redevelopment should restore the injection capability. Flow to the basins and wells is regulated by automatic flow controllers in which a desired flow rate is maintained by electronic sensors. Basins can also operate in a constant-head mode in which a specified head is maintained in the basin automatically. An observation-well network consisting of 2-inch- and 6-inch-diameter wells was installed within a 1-square-mile area at the recharge facility to monitor aquifer response and recharge. During 48 days of operation within a 17-week period (October 1982 through January 1983), 88.5 million gallons of reclaimed water was applied to the shallow water table aquifer through the recharge basins. A 4.29-foot-high groundwater mound developed during a 14-day test; some water level increase associated with the mound was detected 1,000 ft from the basins. Preliminary water quality data from wells affected by reclaimed water show evidence that mechanisms of mixing, dilution, and dispersion are affecting chemical concentrations of certain constituents, such as nitrogen and trichloroethane, in the shallow aquifer beneath the recharge area. (USGS)

Schneider, B.J.; Oaksford, E.T.

1986-01-01

183

Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces During Military Training  

PubMed Central

Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on soldiers going through intense SOF initiation training. The objective of the current investigation was to determine the energy expenditure of SOF conducting military training operations. Thirty-one soldiers taking part in Pre-Mission Training (PMT n = 15) and Combat Diver Qualification Courses (CDQC n = 16) volunteered to participate in this observational study. Energy expenditure was determined using doubly labeled water. Body weight (83 ± 7 kg) remained stable during both training periods. Overall energy expenditure adjusted for body composition was 17,606 ± 2326 kJ·day?1. Energy expenditure was 19,110 ± 1468 kJ·day?1 during CDQC and 16,334 ± 2180 kJ·day?1 during PMT, with physical activity levels of 2.6 ± 0.2 and 2.2 ± 0.3 during CDQC and PMT, respectively. Compared to the Military Dietary Reference Intakes for energy (13,598 kJ·day?1), these data are in agreement with previous reports that energy requirement for SOF Soldiers exceed that of the average soldier. PMID:24824290

Margolis, Lee M.; Crombie, Aaron P.; McClung, Holly L.; McGraw, Susan M.; Rood, Jennifer C.; Montain, Scott J.; Young, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

184

Operation principles of bi-directional full-bridge DC\\/DC converter with unified soft-switching scheme and soft-starting capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new bi-directional dual full-bridge DC\\/DC converter with a unified soft-switching scheme and soft-start capability is proposed in this paper. A simple voltage clamp branch is used to limit transient voltage across the current-fed bridge and realize zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) in boost mode operation, while achieving hybrid zero-voltage\\/zero-current switching (ZVZCS) for the voltage-fed bridge in buck mode operation. The theory of

Kunrong Wang; Fred C. Lee; Jason Lai

2000-01-01

185

76 FR 44803 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...  

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2011-07-27

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76 FR 7107 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...  

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2011-02-09

187

A summary of capabilities and operations for the fluids and combustion facility Fluids Integrated Rack-first four experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Long-term microgravity experiments will continue on-board the International Space Station (ISS). Glenn Research Center (GRC) is the implimenting center for microgravity research in the areas of combustion science, fluid physics and acceleration measurement disciplines. This paper focuses on the initial ISS facilities and capabilities envisioned for the first four fluids physics experiments. GRC is developing the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) to accommodate this first wave of experiments in the 2004 timeframe. Many capabilities are provided by FIR such as: cameras and illumination systems; command and data management systems; environmental control systems; electrical power subsystems; active rack isolation systems; and optics bench accommodations of investigator hardware. The first four experiments, in addition, require microscopy capability; and as well as other sophisticated optical diagnostics (e.g., light scattering). A multi-user apparatus was thus conceived that has developed into the Light Microscopy Module (LMM). The LMM experiments discussed include: ``Constrained Vapor Bubble (CVB)'' (Prof. P. Wayner, RPI); ``Physics of Hard Spheres Experiment'' (PHaSE-2) (Prof. P. Chaikin, Princeton University); ``Physics of Colloids in Space'' (PCS-2) (Prof. D. Weitz, Harvard University); and the ``Colloidal Assembly in Binary Particle Suspensions'' (Prof. A. Yodh, University of Pennsylvania). .

Hill, Myron E.; Saavedra, Suzanne M.

2000-01-01

188

78 FR 69928 - First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 228-Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned...  

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78 FR 38093 - First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 228-Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned...  

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2013-06-25

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The Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics area specializes in how people operate within organizations. The HROD area offers a range  

E-print Network

The Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics area specializes in how people operate within are essential to working effectively with others. Human Resource professionals also participate development, and training. These are approaches used to retain employees ­ a core component of Human Resources

Habib, Ayman

191

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Operating Limitations for Unscheduled Operations at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Limitations for Unscheduled Operations at Chicago's O'Hare...apply to helicopter operations, flights conducted...Control System Command Center. It is responsible for...other” category of operations, i.e. unscheduled...comply with all NOTAMs, security or other...

2010-01-01

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The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System: Capabilities for Operational Space Environment In Situ and Remote Sensing and Solar Irradiance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last decade, the tri-agency Integrated Program Office (IPO), comprised of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been managing the development of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Once operational later this decade, NPOESS will replace NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES)

S. A. Mango; W. F. Denig; C. W. Hoffman; D. Furlong; J. M. Haas

2005-01-01

193

Knowledge Operation Capability Evaluation Model and Strategic Orientation of Supply Chain: Exploratory Research Based on View of Ecology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The competitiveness of Supply Chain (SC) correlates intimately with its knowledge operation (KO). In order to realize better assessment value, this paper constructed an evaluation framework on knowledge operation of SC and a detailed index system. According to theory of ecology, expounded the evaluation orientation and future research direction from view of comprehensiveness and adaptability. Additionally, a case about Toyota recall-gate was analyzed. Through research, it provides two dimensions of results evaluating orientation which may help enterprise make right decision upon SC.

Zhou, Wen-Yong; Song, Ze-Qian

194

Causes of Death in U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Global War on Terrorism  

PubMed Central

Background: Effective combat trauma management strategies depend upon an understanding of the epidemiology of death on the battlefield. Methods: A panel of military medical experts reviewed photographs and autopsy and treatment records for all Special Operations Forces (SOF) who died between October 2001 and November 2004 (n = 82). Fatal wounds were classified as nonsurvivable or potentially survivable. Training and equipment available at the time of injury were taken into consideration. A structured analysis was conducted to identify equipment, training, or research requirements for improved future outcomes. Results: Five (6%) of 82 casualties had died in an aircraft crash, and their bodies were lost at sea; autopsies had been performed on all other 77 soldiers. Nineteen deaths, including the deaths at sea were noncombat; all others were combat related. Deaths were caused by explosions (43%), gunshot wounds (28%), aircraft accidents (23%), and blunt trauma (6%). Seventy of 82 deaths (85%) were classified as nonsurvivable; 12 deaths (15%) were classified as potentially survivable. Of those with potentially survivable injuries, 16 causes of death were identified: 8 (50%) truncal hemorrhage, 3 (19%) compressible hemorrhage, 2 (13%) hemorrhage amenable to tourniquet, and 1 (6%) each from tension pneumothorax, airway obstruction, and sepsis. The population with nonsurvivable injuries was more severely injured than the population with potentially survivable injuries. Structured analysis identified improved methods of truncal hemorrhage control as a principal research requirement. Conclusions: The majority of deaths on the modern battlefield are nonsurvivable. Improved methods of intravenous or intracavitary, noncompressible hemostasis combined with rapid evacuation to surgery may increase survival. PMID:17522526

Holcomb, John B.; McMullin, Neil R.; Pearse, Lisa; Caruso, Jim; Wade, Charles E.; Oetjen-Gerdes, Lynne; Champion, Howard R.; Lawnick, Mimi; Farr, Warner; Rodriguez, Sam; Butler, Frank K.

2007-01-01

195

Towards Autonomous-collaborative and Haptic-tele-operated UAVs with Fully-onboard State Estimation and Physical Interaction Capabilities  

E-print Network

Towards Autonomous-collaborative and Haptic-tele-operated UAVs with Fully-onboard State Estimation in the aerial collaborative robotics and haptic teleoperation field, with particular emphasis on onboard state- iments involving group of quadrotor UAVs endowed with onboard cameras, see Fig. 1. Along this line

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Field test for verifying the capability of two high-powered hydraulic small robots for rescue operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed rescue robots and tools that are driven by hydraulic actuators. They are small-sized, have simple mechanisms, and are suitable for heavy-duty rescue operations. This report shows the results of field tests carried out to verify the possibility of the two rescue robots we developed; we named them the Jack Robot and the Cutter Robot. We classified disaster situations

Mayuko Mori; Junichi Tanaka; Koichi Suzumori; Takefumi Kanda

2006-01-01

197

Demonstration of a Real Time Capability to Produce Tidal Heights and Currents for Naval Operational Use: A Cast Study for the West Coast of Africa (Liberia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents an existing capability to produce operationally relevant products on sea level and currents from a tides/storm surge model for any coastal region around the world within 48 hours from the time of the request. The model is ready for transition to the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) for potential contingency use anywhere around the world. A recent application to naval operations offshore Liberia illustrates this. Mississippi State University, in collaboration with the University of Colorado and NAVOCEANO, successfully deployed the Colorado University Rapidly Relocatable Nestable Tides and Storm Surge (CURReNTSS) model that predicts sea surface height, tidal currents and storm surge, and provided operational products on tidal sea level and currents in the littoral region off south-western coast of Africa. This report summarizes the results of this collaborative effort in an actual contingency use of the relocatable model, summarizes the lessons learned, and provides recommendations for further evaluation and transition of this modeling capability to operational use.

Mehra, Avichal; Anantharaj, Valentine; Payne, Steve; Kantha, Lakshmi

1996-01-01

198

76 FR 58077 - Seventy-Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...  

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2010-04-20

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76 FR 66660 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...  

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2011-10-27

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14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation  

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14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation  

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Design of a Versatile, Teleoperable, Towable Lifting Machine with Robotic Capabilities for Use in Nasa's Lunar Base Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The lifting machine will assist in lifting cargo off of landers sent to the Moon and in the construction of a lunar base. Three possible designs were considered for the overall configuration of the lifting machine: the variable angle crane, the tower crane, and the gantry crane. Alternate designs were developed for the major components of the lifting machine. A teleoperable, variable angle crane was chosen as its final design. The design consists of a telescoping boom mounted to a chassis that is supported by two conical wheels for towing and four outriggers for stability. Attached to the end of the boom is a seven degree of freedom robot arm for light, dexterous, lifting operations. A cable and hook suspends from the end of the boom for heavy, gross, lifting operations. Approximate structural sizes were determined for the lifter and its components. However, further analysis is needed to determine the optimum design dimensions. The design team also constructed a model of the design which demonstrates its features and operating principals.

Harris, Elizabeth; Ogle, James; Schoppe, Dean

1989-01-01

212

14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii  

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2011-01-01

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14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii  

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2013-01-01

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14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii  

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2012-01-01

215

14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-01-01

216

47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Transmitter Control...positions in the public switched telephone network (PSTN), nor uses dial-up circuits...PSTN, so long as the base stations and mobile units meet the requirements of §...

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A taco complex derived from a bis-crown ether capable of executing molecular logic operation through reversible complexation.  

PubMed

As learned from natural systems, self-assembly and self-sorting help in interconnecting different molecular logic gates and thus achieve high-level logic functions. In this context, demonstration of important logic operations using changes in optical responses due to the formation of molecular assemblies is even more desirable for the construction of a molecular computer. Synthesis of an appropriate divalent as well as a luminescent crown ether based host 1 and paraquat derivatives, 2(PF(6))(2) and 3(PF(6))(2), as guests helped in demonstrating a reversible [3](taco complex) (1·{2(PF(6))(2)}(2) or 1·{3(PF(6))(2)}(2)) formation in nonpolar solvent. Detailed (1)H NMR studies revealed that two paraquat units were bound cooperatively by the two crown units in 1. Because of preorganization, the flexible host molecule 1 adopts a folded conformation, where each of two paraquat units remain sandwiched between the two aromatic units of each folded crown ether moiety in 1. Disassembly of the "taco" complex in the presence of KPF(6) and reassembly on subsequent addition of DB18C6 was initially demonstrated by (1)H NMR spectral studies, which were subsequently corroborated through luminescence spectral studies. Further, luminescence spectral responses as output signals with appropriate and two independent molecular inputs could be correlated to demonstrate basic logic operation like OR and YES gates, while the results of the three molecular inputs could be utilized to demonstrate important logic operation like an INHIBIT gate. PMID:22834483

Mandal, Amal Kumar; Das, Priyadip; Mahato, Prasenjit; Acharya, Suhash; Das, Amitava

2012-08-17

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An Assessment of Hickam Air Force Base's Capability to Support Strategic Airlift Throughput when Operating under an Avian Flu Pandemic  

SciTech Connect

Hickam Air Force Base (AFB), Hawaii provides an ideal waypoint for U.S. strategic airlift aircraft to refuel and receive other services on their way to Northeast and Southeast Asia from the continental United States. Hickam AFB also serves as a critical aerial port of debarkation (APOD) for deploying U.S. forces and equipment to more distant lands as needed. Making use of the United States Transportation Command’s Aerial Port of Debarkation Plus model, this paper examines the ability of Hickam AFB to serve in its important role as an APOD when operating under the effects of a major avian flu pandemic. In this regard, the major influence on Hickam AFB will be a serious degradation to the number of available personnel to service aircraft and operate Hickam AFB’s aerial port. It is noted that the results presented herein are based on simplistic attrition rate assumptions. Nonetheless, it is envisioned that this work is applicable to more realistic input attrition rates as avian flu epidemiological models are refined, as well as attrition associated with other types of contagious pandemic disease or willful biological warfare attack.

Brigantic, Robert T.; Campbell, James R.; Doctor, Pamela G.; Johnson, Alan; Coomber, P.

2006-03-10

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30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.  

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2010-07-01

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30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.  

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2013-07-01

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30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.  

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2014-07-01

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30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.  

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2012-07-01

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30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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30 CFR 905.822 - Special performance standards-Operations in alluvial valley floors.  

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48 CFR 970.1504-1-3 - Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (a) For the management and operation... (b) In the event fee is considered...under any laboratory management and operating... (c) In the event fee is considered...adjustment in the event of a significant...performance of laboratory management and operation...

2010-10-01

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A Directory of Rural and Specialized Transit Operators. Volume 3: Western U.S. Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 3-volume directory is the first comprehensive effort to identify Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) funded Section 18 and 16(b)(2) rural and specialized transportation agencies and describe characteristics of these systems: organizational structure, service characteristics, size, and areas served. Volume 3 contains listings for…

Rucker, George; And Others

249

A Directory of Rural and Specialized Transit Operators. Volume 1: Eastern U.S. Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 3-volume directory is the first comprehensive effort to identify Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) funded Section 18 and 16(b)(2) rural and specialized transportation agencies and describe characteristics of these systems: organizational structure, service characteristics, size, and areas served. Volume 1 contains listings for…

Rucker, George; And Others

250

MEDCAN-GRO: Medical Capacity for African Nations - Growing Regional Operability A Case Study in Special Operations Forces Capacity Building.  

PubMed

Medical Capacity for African Nations-Growing Regional Operability (MEDCAN-GRO) is a framework for addressing healthcare engagements that are intended to provide sustainable capacity building with partner nations. MEDCAN-GRO provides SOF units with a model that can be scaled to partner nation needs and aligned with the goals of the TSOC in an effort to enhance partner nation security. PMID:25770807

Givens, Melissa L; Verlo, April

2015-01-01

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Vocational Agriculture Training Program: Safe Tractor and Farm Machinery Operation. Special Paper No. 8. Second Revision.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication was prepared for the United States Office of Education for use by teachers who direct agricultural training programs in safe tractor operation and safe farm machinery operation that comply with the United States Department of Labor regulations on hazardous occupations in agriculture. Upon successful completion of these training…

Bobbitt, Frank; Doss, Howard

252

Use of nuclear plant operating experience to guide productivity improvement programs. Special report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This memorandum presents the results of an extended evaluation of the operational performance of domestic, light water reactor (LWR) nuclear electric generating units. Relevant operating and outage data have been compiled and analyzed to help quantify priorities for productivity improvement programs. Two main topics are covered: (a) the compilation, analysis and convenient display of sources of outage of system and

M. E. Lapides; E. Zebroski

1975-01-01

253

CALL FOR PAPERS Special volume of the Annals of Operations Research on Optimization of Maintenance  

E-print Network

for the safety, reliability, availability, and profitability of a large range of operations and activities to the modeling, analysis, and applications of the optimization of maintenance activities. The editors are looking for papers that use or describe operations research based modeling and analysis approaches to maintenance

254

Nuclear Power in Developing Countries: The Transfer of Regulatory Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

By 1985, 17 developing countries will each have at least one nuclear power plant in operation The natural desire of these countries to acquire some capability in the implementation of nuclear power projects, requires that special emphasis be given to pro- grammes for the transfer of industrial technology. This, however, can detract attention from a vital area of technology transfer

M. Rosen

255

Design and development of Shuttle Get-Away-Special experiment G-0074. [off-load capability for a full-tank propellant acquisition system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An experiment to investigate more versatile, lower cost surface tension propellant acquisition approaches for future satellite and spacecraft propellant tanks is designed to demonstrate a propellant off-load capability for a full-tank gallery surface tension device, such as that employed in the shuttle reaction control subsystem, and demonstrate a low-cost refillable trap concept that could be used in future orbit maneuver propulsion systems for multiple engine restarts. A Plexiglas test tank, movie camera and lights, auxiliary liquid accumulator, control electronics, battery pack, and associated valving and plumbing are used. The test liquid is Freon 113, dyed blue for color movie coverage. The fully loaded experiments weighs 106 pounds and is to be installed in a NASA five-cubic-foot flight canister. Vibration tests, acoustic tests, and high and low temperature tests were performed to quality the experiment for flight.

Orton, G. F.

1984-01-01

256

33 CFR 151.69 - Operating requirements: Discharge of garbage outside special areas.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...it Pertains to Pollution from Ships Garbage Pollution and Sewage § 151.69 Operating requirements: Discharge of garbage...this section must be— (1) Retained on board for later disposal ashore; or (2) Discharged in accordance with the...

2011-07-01

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14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System outside...to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System within...paragraph (a) of this section, Doppler Radar and Inertial Navigation Systems,...

2014-01-01

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14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System outside...to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System within...paragraph (a) of this section, Doppler Radar and Inertial Navigation Systems,...

2010-01-01

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14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.  

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...an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System outside...to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System within...paragraph (a) of this section, Doppler Radar and Inertial Navigation Systems,...

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14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.  

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...an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System outside...to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System within...paragraph (a) of this section, Doppler Radar and Inertial Navigation Systems,...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.  

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...an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System outside...to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation System within...paragraph (a) of this section, Doppler Radar and Inertial Navigation Systems,...

2012-01-01

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33 CFR 151.69 - Operating requirements: Discharge of garbage outside special areas.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...COMMERCIAL WASTE, AND BALLAST WATER Implementation of MARPOL 73/78 and the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty as it Pertains to Pollution from Ships Garbage Pollution and Sewage § 151.69 Operating requirements:...

2010-07-01

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76 FR 8314 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electric Power  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...airplane will be an all-new, two- engine jet transport airplane with an executive...the electrical failure, start the engine(s) if necessary, and reestablish...operation with the normal sources of engine and auxiliary power unit...

2011-02-14

264

76 FR 36864 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electric Power  

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...airplane will be an all-new, two- engine jet transport airplane. The maximum...the electrical failure, start the engine(s) if necessary, and reestablish...operation with the normal sources of engine and auxiliary power unit...

2011-06-23

265

Test report, life cycle and operational torque capability of the second-generation azimuth drive. [Azimuth drive unit and elevation actuator life testing  

SciTech Connect

Two test reports are included. The first covers the life cycle and operational torque capability of the second-generation azimuth drive. The life testing demonstrated adequate performance over a simulated 30 year life. The azimuth drive unit efficiency was 7.8% driving against a 40,000 and 86,000 in-lb torque load. The increased torque capacity azimuth drive unit's performance is reported satisfactory. The second test report covers the elevation actuator. Several ball, screw, and nut configurations were life cycle tested and evaluated for use in the elevation actuator. Evaluation testing consisted of: evaluation of lubrication effect on life; evaluation of ball screw race hardness effect on life; and evaluation of screw diameter effect on life. (LEW)

Pappoff, R.P.

1981-07-15

266

ITER confinement capability  

SciTech Connect

The confinement capability of ITER was examined for a number of operational scenarios. The reference ITER physics baseline scenario (I = 22 MA) allows ignited burn under H-mode conditions ({tau}{sub E}(H-mode) {approximately} 2 {times} {tau}{sub E}(L-mode)). At higher currents (I = 25--28 MA) at which ITER can operate for limited pulse duration, there is an increased ignition margin if low-q operation proves acceptable. About a factor of 2 reduction in helium ash concentration (from the baseline value of 10% to 5%) in the reference ITER scenario has about the same impact on ignition capability as increasing the plasma current by about 15% (from the baseline value of 22 MA to {ge}25 MA). It might be possible to further optimize the ignition capability of ITER if some of the limits on operational boundaries can be relaxed by tailoring plasma profiles. 9 refs., 4 figs.

Uckan, N.A.; Hogan, J.T.

1990-01-01

267

ISS Operations for the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Experiences from the Robotic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (RSEL)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) will present a new era of telerobotic operations on-orbit. Operating the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) in its tasks of maintaining the multitude of Space Station Orbital Replaceable Units (ORUs) creates numerous operational considerations not seen in the existing Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) or the future Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The differences between the large arms and the dexterous arm greatly affect the interconnection of man, robot, and task. This paper presents some of the issues arising from this new breed of on-orbit robotics as garnered from over three years of ORU testing experience within the Robotic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (RSEL) at NASA Johnson Space Center. The effects of new robotic features on operations, the issues surrounding targets and visual cues, the differences in operating with Force Moment Accommodation (FMA), the effects of changes in task complexity and scale, the lack of supporting flight information, and the changes in procedures required by the dexterous task will be discussed.

Spinler, Anthony B.

1999-01-01

268

[Special aspects of anesthesiology and intensive care in oncological operations with microsurgical autoplasty].  

PubMed

The efficiency of the most rational antithrombotic, rheological, and antiischemic agents was evaluated: low-molecular heparin fraxiparin, nonsteroid antiinflammatory drug ketoprofene (ketonal), perfluorane, and antikininogen contrycal. Twenty-eight patients divided into 3 groups were examined before, during, and after extensive interventions with simultaneous microsurgical plastic repair by complex autotissue grafts. Results of treatment of 17 patients, in whom therapeutic and prophylactic complex including fraxiparin, perfluorane, and contrycal was used, deserve special attention. Use of this drug complex according to the proposed protocol creates optimal conditions for maintaining blood supply and oxygenation of the transplant at the expense of deceleration of blood clotting, decrease of blood viscosity, and decrease of erythrocyte and platelet aggregation. Complete healing of transplants was attained in all patients, who were discharged with good plastic results. PMID:11757290

Osipova, N A; Vetsheva, M S; Reshetov, I V; Ermolaev, P M; Khovanskaia, T P; Zhelezkina, N V

2001-01-01

269

33 CFR 151.71 - Operating requirements: Discharge of garbage within special areas.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Pollution from Ships Garbage Pollution and Sewage § 151.71 Operating requirements...provided in paragraph (c) of this section, disposal into the sea of victual waste must be...miles from the nearest land. (c) Disposal into the Wider Caribbean region...

2012-07-01

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Exercise Programs for Special Needs Students: Automated Contributions from the Operant Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 14-year-old student with moderate retardation rode a stationary bicycle, while rotation of the bicycle wheel operated one of three consequence conditions (television, flashing lights, or vibrator sound). Vibrator sound was the most potent reinforcing consequence. The activity led to the development of exercise behavior with a minimum amount of…

Douglas, John; And Others

1989-01-01

271

Call For Papers: Service Science (ICSS2009) Special Volume of Annals of Operations Research  

E-print Network

.ust.hk/) will be held in Hong Kong during August 6-7, 2009. The conference is organized by The Hong Kong University. Topics include, but are not limited to: · Service Science · Service Management, Operations, and Marketing details, please refer to the journal's website: http://www.springer.com/journal/10479/submission . All

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The Effect of Different Operations Modes on Science Capabilities During the 2010 Desert-RATS Test: Insights from the Geologist Crewmembers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 2010 Desert RATS field test utilized two Space Exploration Vehicles (prototype planetary rovers) and four crewmembers (2 per rover) to conduct a geologic traverse across northern Arizona while testing continuous and twice-per-day communications paired with operation modes of separating and exploring individually (Divide & Conquer) and exploring together (Lead & Follow), respectively. This report provides qualitative conclusions from the geologist crewmembers involved in this test as to how these modes of communications and operations affected our ability to conduct field geology. Each mode of communication and operation provided beneficial capabilities that might be further explored for future Human Spaceflight Missions to other solar system objects. We find that more frequent interactions between crews and an Apollo-style Science Team on the Earth best enables scientific progress during human exploration. However, during multiple vehicle missions, this communication with an Earth-based team of scientists, who represent "more minds on the problem", should not come at the exclusion of (or significantly decrease) communication between the crewmembers in different vehicles who have the "eyes on the ground". Inter-crew communications improved when discussions with a backroom were infrequent. Both aspects are critical and cannot be mutually exclusive. Increased vehicle separation distances best enable encounters with multiple geologic units. However, seemingly redundant visits by multiple vehicles to the same feature can be utilized to provide improved process-related observations about the development and modification of the local terrain. We consider the value of data management, transfer, and accessibility to be the most important lesson learned. Crews and backrooms should have access to all data and related interpretations within the mission in as close to real-time conditions as possible. This ensures that while on another planetary surface, crewmembers are as educated as possible with respect to the observations and data they will need to collect at any moment.

Bleacher, Jacob E.; Hurtado, Jose M., Jr.; Young, Kelsey E.; Rice, James W., Jr.; Garry, W. Brent

2011-01-01

273

KSC Technical Capabilities Website  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the website pages that review the technical capabilities that the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has for partnership opportunities. The purpose of this information is to make prospective customers aware of the capabilities and provide an opportunity to form relationships with the experts at KSC. The technical capabilities fall into these areas: (1) Ground Operations and Processing Services, (2) Design and Analysis Solutions, (3) Command and Control Systems / Services, (4) Materials and Processes, (5) Research and Technology Development and (6) Laboratories, Shops and Test Facilities.

Nufer, Brian; Bursian, Henry; Brown, Laurette L.

2010-01-01

274

Anterior cruciate ligament- specialized post-operative return-to-sports (ACL-SPORTS) training: a randomized control trial  

PubMed Central

Background Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is standard practice for athletes that wish to return to high-level activities; however functional outcomes after ACLR are poor. Quadriceps strength weakness, abnormal movement patterns and below normal knee function is reported in the months and years after ACLR. Second ACL injuries are common with even worse outcomes than primary ACLR. Modifiable limb-to-limb asymmetries have been identified in individuals who re-injure after primary ACLR, suggesting a neuromuscular training program is needed to improve post-operative outcomes. Pre-operative perturbation training, a neuromuscular training program, has been successful at improving limb symmetry prior to surgery, though benefits are not lasting after surgery. Implementing perturbation training after surgery may be successful in addressing post-operative deficits that contribute to poor functional outcomes and second ACL injury risk. Methods/Design 80 athletes that have undergone a unilateral ACLR and wish to return to level 1 or 2 activities will be recruited for this study and randomized to one of two treatment groups. A standard care group will receive prevention exercises, quadriceps strengthening and agility exercises, while the perturbation group will receive the same exercise program with the addition of perturbation training. The primary outcomes measures will include gait biomechanics, clinical and functional measures, and knee joint loading. Return to sport rates, return to pre-injury level of activity rates, and second injury rates will be secondary measures. Discussion The results of this ACL-Specialized Post-Operative Return To Sports (ACL-SPORTS) Training program will help clinicians to better determine an effective post-operative treatment program that will improve modifiable impairments that influence outcomes after ACLR. Trial registration Randomized Control Trial NIH 5R01AR048212-07. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01773317 PMID:23522373

2013-01-01

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*These Procedures were originally issued as the Columbia University Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Special Operating Procedures on December 21, 2005.  

E-print Network

by fertilization, parthenogenesis, cloning or any other means from one or more human gametes or human diploid cells____________ *These Procedures were originally issued as the Columbia University Human Embryonic HUMAN EMBRYO AND HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH SPECIAL OPERATING PROCEDURES* I. INTRODUCTION

Shepard, Kenneth

276

Enhanced Rescue Lift Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The evolving and ever-increasing demands of emergency response and disaster relief support provided by rotorcraft dictate, among other things, the development of enhanced rescue lift capability for these platforms. This preliminary analysis is first-order in nature but provides considerable insight into some of the challenges inherent in trying to effect rescue using a unique form of robotic rescue device deployed and operated from rotary-wing aerial platforms.

Young, Larry A.

2007-01-01

277

The special effort processing of FGGE data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The basic FGGE level IIb data set was enhanced. It focused on removing deficiencies in the objective methods of quality assurance, removing efficiencies in certain types of operationally produced satellite soundings, and removing deficiencies in certain types of operationally produced cloud tracked winds. The Special Effort was a joint NASA-NOAA-University of Wisconsin effort. The University of Wisconsin installed an interactive McIDAS capability on the Amdahl computer at the Goddard Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences (GLAS) with one interactive video terminal at Goddard and the other at the World Weather Building. With this interactive capability a joint processing effort was undertaken to reprocess certain FGGE data sets. NOAA produced a specially edited data set for the special observing periods (SOPs) of FGGE. NASA produced an enhanced satellite sounding data set for the SOPs while the University of Wisconsin produced an enhanced cloud tracked wind set from the Japanese geostationary satellite images.

1983-01-01

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Preface to Special Section: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program May 2003 Intensive Operations Period Examining Aerosol Properties and Radiative Influences  

SciTech Connect

Two of the primary objectives of the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation (ARM) are: 1) relate observations of radiative fluxes and radiances to the atmospheric composition and, 2) use these relations to develop and test parameterizations to accurately predict the atmospheric radiative properties [Ackerman and Stokes, 2003]. Consequently, ARM has pursued measurement and modeling activities that attempt to determine how aerosols impact atmospheric radiative transfer, both directly and indirectly. This special issue presents papers dealing with one such activity, the May 2003 Aerosol Intensive Operations Period (IOP). The Aerosol IOP was conducted between May 5-31, 2003 over the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) Climate Research Facility (CRF) site (36.606 N, 97.50 W, 315 m). The scientific hypotheses that were investigated during this IOP were posed as “closure experiments” - that is that an observable quantity may be observed in two different ways, or may be observed as well as calculated (modeled) using other observable quantities. The comparison of these two (or multiple) measures of the same quantity is often called a "closure experiment"; that is, closure is achieved if the measures agree within the propagated uncertainties. The investigations attempted to address the following four questions: (a) Can closure between measurements and models of diffuse radiation be achieved under low AOT conditions with accurate measurements of the aerosol single scattering albedo? (b) How well do the routine ARM SGP Raman lidar and In Situ Aerosol Profiling measure aerosol scattering and extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness? (c) How well can the cloud nucleating properties of particles just below cloud base be represented using surface measurements of cloud nucleating properties of particles along with profiles of relative humidity and aerosol extinction? (d) To what extent are remotely sensed parameters adequate for detecting indirect effect?

Ferrare, Richard; Feingold, G.; Ghan, Steven J.; Ogren, J. A.; Schmid, Beat; Schwartz, Stephen E.; Sheridan, Pat

2006-03-11

279

Indigenous Research Capability in Aotearoa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article begins by considering the general nature of capability, from some dictionary meanings, then extends to theoretical perspectives related to the capability approach. As a consequence, we arrive at an operational definition that emphasises the ability to solve problems in a systematic way that brings transformation. In these terms,…

Ormond, Adreanne; Williams, Les R. Tumoana

2013-01-01

280

The near boiling reactor: Conceptual design of a small inherently safe nuclear reactor to extend the operational capability of the Victoria Class submarine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nuclear power has several unique advantages over other air independent energy sources for nuclear combat submarines. An inherently safe, small nuclear reactor, capable of supply the hotel load of the Victoria Class submarines, has been conceptually developed. The reactor is designed to complement the existing diesel electric power generation plant presently onboard the submarine. The reactor, rated at greater than

Christopher J. P. Cole

2005-01-01

281

MULTIMEDIA CAPABILITIES IN DISTRIBUTED REALTIME  

E-print Network

subsystem in the control layer has a fixed amount of time within a periodic cycle to broadcast information provides a wider range of capabilities to different entities (e.g., operation, maintenance, training

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

282

Capability 9.2 Mobility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Modern operational concepts require significant bandwidths and multipoint communication capabilities. Provide voice, video and data communications among vehicles moving along the surface, vehicles in suborbital transport or reconnaissance, surface elements, and home planet facilities.

Zakrasjek, June

2005-01-01

283

17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall comply...

2012-04-01

284

17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall comply...

2013-04-01

285

17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall comply...

2014-04-01

286

14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. ...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire...

2013-01-01

287

14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. ...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire...

2011-01-01

288

14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. ...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire...

2010-01-01

289

14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. ...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire...

2012-01-01

290

14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. ...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category for compensation or hire...

2014-01-01

291

17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01...of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. ...of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. ...operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall...included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in...

2010-04-01

292

17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01...of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. ...of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. ...operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall...included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in...

2011-04-01

293

Facility capability assessment.  

PubMed

An inspection and evaluation procedure has been developed to assess the capabilities of contract toxicology laboratories. This procedure has been used for the inspection of 18 different contract toxicology laboratories. There are 10 areas inspected: 1. Facility 2. Personnel 3. Operations 4. Animals/Animal Care 5. Standard Operating Procedures 6. Quality Assurance 7. Equipment 8. Test Article 9. Data 10. Archives. Each of these areas is divided into categories with each category divided further into specific topics. Points are assigned to each topic. The points earned by the laboratory reflect the inspector's assessment of the laboratory's quality in each area. Area scores are added and a percentage score for the facility is calculated. This approach provides a clear distinction among the laboratories evaluated. The facility inspection and rating system played an important role in screening laboratories when the author worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) corporate toxicology department. It highlighted strengths and weaknesses of individual laboratories. PMID:7804631

McCandless, J

1994-06-01

294

PURPOSE: This product provides simulation capabilities to allow water resource managers to meet operational and water quality objectives in a basin wide approach under the System-Wide  

E-print Network

, adjustments to operations can be made to achieve the goal (e.g., a little warmer water temperature in the spring to conserve cooler water temperatures in the fall). Coupling ResSim and CE-QUAL-W2 (W2) provides Manage- ment System (CWMS). ERDC TN-SWWRP-11-2 February 2011 Meeting Water Quality and Water Control

US Army Corps of Engineers

295

Specialized operating room for cesarean section in the perinatal care unit: a review of the opening process and operating room management.  

PubMed

We have opened an operating room in the perinatal care unit (PNCU), separate from our existing central operating rooms, to be used exclusively for cesarean sections. The purpose is to meet the increasing need for both emergency cesarean sections and non-obstetric surgeries. It is equipped with the same surgical instruments, anesthesia machine, monitoring system, rapid infusion system and airway devices as the central operating rooms. An anesthesiologist and a nurse from the central operating rooms trained the nurses working in the new operating room, and discussed solutions to numerous problems that arose before and after its opening. Currently most of the elective and emergency cesarean sections carried out during the daytime on weekdays are performed in the PNCU operating room. A total of 328 and 347 cesarean sections were performed in our hospital during 2011 and 2012, respectively, of which 192 (55.5 %) and 254 (73.2 %) were performed in the PNCU operating room. The mean occupancy rate of the central operating rooms also increased from 81 % in 2011 to 90 % in 2012. The PNCU operating room was built with the support of motivated personnel and multidisciplinary teamwork, and has been found to be beneficial for both surgeons and anesthesiologists, while it also contributes to hospital revenue. PMID:24917221

Kasagi, Yoshihiro; Okutani, Ryu; Oda, Yutaka

2015-02-01

296

High speed flux feedback for tuning a universal field oriented controller capable of operating in direct and indirect field orientation modes  

DOEpatents

The direct (d) and quadrature (q) components of flux, as sensed by flux sensors or determined from voltage and current measurements in a direct field orientation scheme, are processed rapidly and accurately to provide flux amplitude and angular position values for use by the vector rotator of a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller. Flux amplitude (linear or squared) is provided as feedback to tune the UFO controller for operation in direct and indirect field orientation modes and enables smooth transitions from one mode to the other.

De Doncker, Rik W. A. A. (Schenectady, NY)

1992-01-01

297

High speed flux feedback for tuning a universal field oriented controller capable of operating in direct and indirect field orientation modes  

DOEpatents

The direct (d) and quadrature (q) components of flux, as sensed by flux sensors or determined from voltage and current measurements in a direct field orientation scheme, are processed rapidly and accurately to provide flux amplitude and angular position values for use by the vector rotator of a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller. Flux amplitude (linear or squared) is provided as feedback to tune the UFO controller for operation in direct and indirect field orientation modes and enables smooth transitions from one mode to the other. 3 figs.

De Doncker, R.W.A.A.

1992-09-01

298

Collaborative pre-competitive preclinical drug discovery with academics and pharma/biotech partners at Sanford|Burnham: infrastructure, capabilities & operational models.  

PubMed

There has been increased concern that the current "blockbuster" model of drug discovery and development practiced by "Big Pharma" are unsustainable in terms of cost (> $1 billion/approved drug) and time to market (10 - 15 years). The recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A), shuttering of internal research programs, closure of "redundant" sites of operations, senior management turnover and continued workforce reductions among the top 10 major pharmaceutical companies reflect draconian responses to reduce costs. However, the resultant exodus of intellectual capital, loss in motivation and momentum, and exit from early stage discovery programs by pharmaceutical companies has contributed to an "innovation deficit". Disease advocacy groups, investment communities and the government are calling for new innovative business models to address this deficit. In particular they are looking towards academia and clinical trials centers to catalyze new innovations in translational research. Indeed over the last decade many academic institutions have launched drug discovery centers largely comprising high-throughput screening (HTS) to accelerate "translational" research. A major impetus for this "open innovation" effort has been the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "Roadmap" and Molecular Libraries Initiative/Program (MLI/MLP), which is in its last year, and will be transitioned into the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS). With the end of Roadmap funding, general reduction in Federal government funding and its recent sequestration, academic drug discovery centers are being challenged to become selfsustaining, adding financial value, while remaining aligned with the missions of their respective academic non-profit institutions. We describe herein, a brief history of our bi-coastal Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics (Prebys Center) at the Sanford|Burnham Medical Research Institute (SBMRI), the key components of its infrastructure, core competencies of its fully integrated drug discovery expertise, best practices adopted in our day-to-day operations, and finally some of our current funding and collaboration and/or strategic alliance models for pre-competitive drug discovery with other academic/clinical partners, other governmental agencies, and with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. PMID:24409951

Chung, Thomas D Y

2014-03-01

299

A fast operator perturbation method for the solution of the special relativistic equation of radiative transfer in spherical symmetry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A fast method for the solution of the radiative transfer equation in rapidly moving spherical media, based on an approximate Lambda-operator iteration, is described. The method uses the short characteristic method and a tridiagonal approximate Lambda-operator to achieve fast convergence. The convergence properties and the CPU time requirements of the method are discussed for the test problem of a two-level atom with background continuum absorption and Thomson scattering. Details of the actual implementation for fast vector and parallel computers are given. The method is accurate and fast enough to be incorporated in radiation-hydrodynamic calculations.

Hauschildt, P. H.

1992-01-01

300

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program May 2003 Intensive Operations Period Examining Aerosol Properties and Radiative Influences: Preface to Special Section  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Atmospheric aerosols influence climate by scattering and absorbing radiation in clear air (direct effects) and by serving as cloud condensation nuclei, modifying the microphysical properties of clouds, influencing radiation and precipitation development (indirect effects). Much of present uncertainty in forcing of climate change is due to uncertainty in the relations between aerosol microphysical and optical properties and their radiative influences (direct effects) and between microphysical properties and their ability to serve as cloud condensation nuclei at given supersaturations (indirect effects). This paper introduces a special section that reports on a field campaign conducted at the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement site in North Central Oklahoma in May, 2003, examining these relations using in situ airborne measurements and surface-, airborne-, and space-based remote sensing.

Ferrare, Richard; Feingold, Graham; Ghan, Steven; Ogren, John; Schmid, Beat; Schwartz, Stephen E.; Sheridan, Pat

2006-01-01

301

The Operation of a Specialized Scientific Information and Data Analysis Center With Computer Base and Associated Communications Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Nuclear Safety Information Center (NSIC) is a highly sophisticated scientific information center operated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Its information file, which consists of both data and bibliographic information, is computer stored and numerous programs have been developed to facilitate the…

Cottrell, William B.; And Others

302

75 FR 70090 - Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...without normal electrical power,'' requires safe operation...inoperative normal electrical power. The applicable airworthiness...We invite interested people to take part in this...maximum occupancy of 110 people, including 5 crewmembers...source of electrical power to maintain an...

2010-11-17

303

The Architecture HuFaNCO - Modeling Imperfect Human Information Processing with Special Reference to Network Centric Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents new general agent architecture (HuFaNCO) for simulating a human decision maker as a single node embedded in Network Centric Operations (NCO) scenarios. The architecture is structured modularly and integrates psychologically funded modeling concepts for selected aspects of the human information processing system such as information intake and filtering based upon attention dynamics, situational awareness and problem solving

Bernhard Schneider; Gunther Schwarz; Dietmar Kunde

2009-01-01

304

Dynamic capabilities and strategic management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dynamic capabilities framework analyzes the sources and methods of wealth creation and capture by private enterprise firms operating in environments of rapid technological change. The competitive advantage of firms is seen as resting on distinctive processes (ways of coordinating and combining), shaped by the firm's (specific) asset positions (such as the firm's portfolio of difftcult-to- trade knowledge assets and

David J. Teece; Gary Pisano; Amy Shuen

1997-01-01

305

SAPHIRE 8 New Features and Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) software performs probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) calculations. SAPHIRE is used in support of NRC’s risk-informed programs such as the Accident Sequence Precursor (ASP) program, Management Directive 8.3, “NRC Incident Investigation Program,” or the Significance Determination Process (SDP). It is also used to develop and run the Standardized Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) models. SAPHIRE Version 8 is a new version of the software with an improved interface and capabilities to support risk-informed programs. SAPHIRE Version 8 is designed to easily handle larger and more complex models. Applications of previous SAPHIRE versions indicated the need to build and solve models with a large number of sequences. Risk assessments that include endstate evaluations for core damage frequency and large, early release frequency evaluations have greatly increased the number of sequences required. In addition, the complexity of the models has increased since risk assessments evaluate both potential internal and external events, as well as different plant operational states. Special features of SAPHIRE 8 help create and run integrated models which may be composed of different model types. SAPHIRE 8 includes features and capabilities that are new or improved over the current Version 7 to address the new requirements for risk-informed programs and SPAR models. These include: • Improved User Interfaces • Model development • Methods • General Support Features

Curtis Smith

2008-08-01

306

Mobile systems capability plan  

SciTech Connect

This plan was prepared to initiate contracting for and deployment of these mobile system services. 102,000 cubic meters of retrievable, contact-handled TRU waste are stored at many sites around the country. Also, an estimated 38,000 cubic meters of TRU waste will be generated in the course of waste inventory workoff and continuing DOE operations. All the defense TRU waste is destined for disposal in WIPP near Carlsbad NM. To ship TRU waste there, sites must first certify that the waste meets WIPP waste acceptance criteria. The waste must be characterized, and if not acceptable, subjected to additional processing, including repackaging. Most sites plan to use existing fixed facilities or open new ones between FY1997-2006 to perform these functions; small-quantity sites lack this capability. An alternative to fixed facilities is the use of mobile systems mounted in trailers or skids, and transported to sites. Mobile systems will be used for all characterization and certification at small sites; large sites can also use them. The Carlsbad Area Office plans to pursue a strategy of privatization of mobile system services, since this offers a number of advantages. To indicate the possible magnitude of the costs of deploying mobile systems, preliminary estimates of equipment, maintenance, and operating costs over a 10-year period were prepared and options for purchase, lease, and privatization through fixed-price contracts considered.

NONE

1996-09-01

307

IAC-1.5 - INTEGRATED ANALYSIS CAPABILITY  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of the Integrated Analysis Capability (IAC) system is to provide a highly effective, interactive analysis tool for the integrated design of large structures. IAC was developed to interface programs from the fields of structures, thermodynamics, controls, and system dynamics with an executive system and a database to yield a highly efficient multi-disciplinary system. Special attention is given to user requirements such as data handling and on-line assistance with operational features, and the ability to add new modules of the user's choice at a future date. IAC contains an executive system, a database, general utilities, interfaces to various engineering programs, and a framework for building interfaces to other programs. IAC has shown itself to be effective in automating data transfer among analysis programs. The IAC system architecture is modular in design. 1) The executive module contains an input command processor, an extensive data management system, and driver code to execute the application modules. 2) Technical modules provide standalone computational capability as well as support for various solution paths or coupled analyses. 3) Graphics and model generation modules are supplied for building and viewing models. 4) Interface modules provide for the required data flow between IAC and other modules. 5) User modules can be arbitrary executable programs or JCL procedures with no pre-defined relationship to IAC. 6) Special purpose modules are included, such as MIMIC (Model Integration via Mesh Interpolation Coefficients), which transforms field values from one model to another; LINK, which simplifies incorporation of user specific modules into IAC modules; and DATAPAC, the National Bureau of Standards statistical analysis package. The IAC database contains structured files which provide a common basis for communication between modules and the executive system, and can contain unstructured files such as NASTRAN checkpoint files, DISCOS plot files, object code, etc. The user can define groups of data and relations between them. A full data manipulation and query system operates with the database. The current interface modules comprise five groups: 1) Structural analysis - IAC contains a NASTRAN interface for standalone analysis or certain structural/control/thermal combinations. IAC provides enhanced structural capabilities for normal modes and static deformation analysis via special DMAP sequences. 2) Thermal analysis - IAC supports finite element and finite difference techniques for steady state or transient analysis. There are interfaces for the NASTRAN thermal analyzer, SINDA/SINFLO, and TRASYS II. 3) System dynamics - A DISCOS interface allows full use of this simulation program for either nonlinear time domain analysis or linear frequency domain analysis. 4) Control analysis - Interfaces for the ORACLS, SAMSAN, NBOD2, and INCA programs allow a wide range of control system analyses and synthesis techniques. 5) Graphics - The graphics packages PLOT and MOSAIC are included in IAC. PLOT generates vector displays of tabular data in the form of curves, charts, correlation tables, etc., while MOSAIC generates color raster displays of either tabular of array type data. Either DI3000 or PLOT-10 graphics software is required for full graphics capability. IAC is available by license for a period of 10 years to approved licensees. The licensed program product includes one complete set of supporting documentation. Additional copies of the documentation may be purchased separately. IAC is written in FORTRAN 77 and has been implemented on a DEC VAX series computer operating under VMS. IAC can be executed by multiple concurrent users in batch or interactive mode. The basic central memory requirement is approximately 750KB. IAC includes the executive system, graphics modules, a database, general utilities, and the interfaces to all analysis and controls programs described above. Source code is provided for the control programs ORACLS, SAMSAN, NBOD2, and DISCOS. The following programs are also available from COSMIC a

Vos, R. G.

1994-01-01

308

Operations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research has documented schemes and operations that undergird students' understanding of fractions. This prior research was based, in large part, on small-group teaching experiments. However, written assessments are needed in order for teachers and researchers to assess students' ways of operating on a whole-class scale. In this…

Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; Norton, Anderson; Boyce, Steven J.

2013-01-01

309

A study of operators' computing efficiency with special focus on the readability under different viewing angles of a desktop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main objective of this work is to determine the reading performance of operators' under different viewing angles of a desktop computer. The effects of text/background color, viewing distance and character size on the speed of reading were investigated. The text and/or the background color combination were varied, with constant luminance contrast. Performance was recorded in terms of words per minutes. Standard workplace design recommendations to position center of visual display terminal 15° and 40°, below horizontal eye level, were taken up for a visually intensive readability task. An orthogonal array, signal-to-noise ratio and the analysis of variance were carried out to investigate the above mentioned operating parameters to determine optimum readability performance. The results suggested that performance was better at 15° viewing angle as compared to 40°.

Maillck, Z.; Asjad, Mohammad

2014-09-01

310

Space Shuttle utilization characteristics with special emphasis on payload design, economy of operation and effective space exploitation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The reusable manned Space Shuttle has made new and innovative payload planning a reality and opened the door to a variety of payload concepts formerly unavailable in routine space operations. In order to define the payload characteristics and program strategies, current Shuttle-oriented programs are presented: NASA's Space Telescope, the Long Duration Exposure Facility, the West German Shuttle Pallet Satellite, and the Goddard Space Flight Center's Multimission Modular Spacecraft. Commonality of spacecraft design and adaptation for specific mission roles minimizes payload program development and STS integration costs. Commonality of airborne support equipment assures the possibility of multiple program space operations with the Shuttle. On-orbit maintenance and repair was suggested for the module and system levels. Program savings from 13 to over 50% were found obtainable by the Shuttle over expendable launch systems, and savings from 17 to 45% were achievable by introducing reuse into the Shuttle-oriented programs.

Turner, D. N.

1981-01-01

311

[Follow up study of 997 total hip endoprostheses with special reference to late results 9-11 years after operation].  

PubMed

81.1% of a total of 1230 total hip arthroplasties could be reviewed by means of questionaries between 4 and 11 years after the operation. There was clear evidence for wors results in the long term group (between 9 and 11 years postoperatively) as to pain and ability to walk. In the short-term group of 1972-76 8.4% are not satisfied with the results of the operation, but in the long term group of 1970 this refers, as to be expected, to 23.5%. The same trend has been stated what aseptic complications are concerned: 42.7% clinically relevant ectopic ossifications and non-infectious implant loosenings in the long term group as compared with only 5.6% in the short term group. 1131 Müller prostheses were implanted. In this group 61 reoperations because of aseptic complications were necessary. Of all implanted Müller prostheses models the one with the middle neck length revealed the lowest rate of loosenings. Postoperative infections (both early and late) indicated a re-operation in 0.5%. PMID:6524025

Gierse, H; Schramm, W

1984-01-01

312

DSMS Services and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation reviews Interplanetary Network Directorate Deep Space Mission Systems services and support capabilities. The contents include: 1) Organization Chart; 2) IND DSMS Support Facilities; 3) Standard Services; and 4) Support Capabilities including Telemetry, command and tracking.

Luers, Edward B.; Kwok, Andrew

2006-01-01

313

Human Rights and Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The two concepts — human rights and capabilities — go well with each other, so long as we do not try to subsume either concept entirely within the territory of the other. There are many human rights that can be seen as rights to particular capabilities. However, human rights to important process freedoms cannot be adequately analysed within the capability

Amartya Sen

2005-01-01

314

OPERATIONAL AND LABORATORY CAPABILITIES "JOIDES RESOLUTION"  

E-print Network

Resolution, was originally built as a joint venture between SEDCO and British Petroleum. It was designed Brazil in water depths from 1000 ft (305 m) to 2000 ft (610 m). After completing this project, the ship

315

The Torsional and Bending Deflection of Full-Scale Duralumin Propeller Blades under Normal Operating Conditions, Special Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The torsional deflection of the blades of three full-scale duralumin propellers operating under various loading conditions was measured by a light-beam method. Angular bending deflections were also obtained as an incidental part of the study. The deflection measurements showed that the usual present-day type of propeller blades twisted but a negligible amount under ordinary flight conditions. A maximum deflection of about 1/10th of a degree was found at V/nD of 0.3 and a smaller deflection at higher values of V/nD for the station at 0.70 radius. These deflections are much smaller than would be expected from earlier tests, but the light-beam method is considered to be much more accurate than the direct-reading transit method used in the previous tests.

Hartman, Edwin P.; Biermann, David

1938-01-01

316

Sounder update and field strength software modifications for Special Operations Radio Frequency Management System (SORFMS). Volume 1: Program descriptions and testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this document is to provide information about the Special Operations Radio Frequency Management System (SORFMS) model enhancements produced by Systems Exploration, Inc. The enhancements include the incorporation of a Sounder Update (SU) model and an improved version of the Field Strength (FS) model. The SU model is an adaptation and translation to FORTRAN of the Army PROPHET Evaluation System (APES) BASIC model. The FS enhancements involve modification of the field strength modeling algorithms, consequential to efforts to improve the accuracy of this model. The SORFMS is a small, lightweight, stand alone and highly transportable real time propagation assessment and forecasting system which defines natural propagation constraints on HF transmissions and outputs this data in an easily interpreted format. The system includes an HF transmitter, HF receiver, spectrum monitor, frequency management terminal, and a portable computer. The system software, described herein, is installed on the portable computer.

1990-06-01

317

Special Days, Special Ways.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents unique ways to create special rituals that recognize individual students' achievements and milestones. Ideas include throwing a send-off party for a student who is moving; holding monthly birthday luncheons; choosing an ambassador to accompany new students around school; and making a lost tooth container that students can use to safely…

Clarke, Jacqueline

2001-01-01

318

Demystifying Special Education in Virtual Charter Schools. Special Report. Primers on Special Education in Charter Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special report is a supplement to a series of special education primers created to inform state officials, authorizers and charter school operators about special education in the charter sector. The primer series also provides tools to help these stakeholders build charter school capacity to provide special education and related services. In…

Rhim, Lauren Morando; Kowal, Julie

2008-01-01

319

Capability and Deliberation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the role of deliberation in the context of the capability approach to human well-being from the standpoint of the individual doing the reflecting. The concept of a "strong evaluator" is used develop a concept of the agent of capability. The role of values is discussed in the process of deliberating, particularly the nature of…

Hinchliffe, Geoffrey

2009-01-01

320

Metrology measurement capabilities  

SciTech Connect

Since 1958, the AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (FM and T) Metrology Department has developed measurement technology and calibration capability in four major areas of measurement: (1) mechanical; (2) environmental, gas, liquid; (3) electrical (D.C., A.C., RF/Microwave); and (4) optical and radiation. The capabilities developed include unique capabilities in many areas of measurement and engineering expertise to develop measurement techniques and resolve measurement problems in these major areas. A strong audit function has been developed to provide a means to evaluate the calibration programs of the suppliers and internal calibration organizations. This evaluation includes measurement audits and technical surveys. The requirements placed on metrology require traceability of measurements to the National Institute of Standards and Technology or to nationally recognized methods or natural phenomena. A description of Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each of the measurement capabilities is contained in the report.

Shroyer, K.

1997-02-01

321

78 FR 68774 - Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...capabilities. The availability of these documents provides increased awareness to interested stakeholders and provides preparatory material...provide training; and (6) incorporate severe accident situations in written examinations and operating tests for all...

2013-11-15

322

Evolution of a Unique Systems Engineering Capability  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a science-based, applied engineering laboratory dedicated to supporting U.S. Department of Energy missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national security. The INL’s Systems Engineering organization supports all of the various programs under this wide array of missions. As with any multifaceted organization, strategic planning is essential to establishing a consistent culture and a value discipline throughout all levels of the enterprise. While an organization can pursue operational excellence, product leadership or customer intimacy, it is extremely difficult to excel or achieve best-in-class at all three. In fact, trying to do so has resulted in the demise of a number of organizations given the very intricate balancing act that is necessary. The INL’s Systems Engineering Department has chosen to focus on customer intimacy where the customer’s needs are first and foremost and a more total solution is the goal. Frequently a total solution requires the employment of specialized tools to manage system complexity. However, it is only after understanding customer needs that tool selection and use would be pursued. This results in using both commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tools and, in some cases, requires internal development of specialized tools. This paper describes how a unique systems engineering capability, through the development of customized tools, evolved as a result of this customer-focused culture. It also addresses the need for a common information model or analysis framework and presents an overview of the tools developed to manage and display relationships between entities, support trade studies through the application of utility theory, and facilitate the development of a technology roadmap to manage system risk and uncertainty.

Robert M. Caliva; James A. Murphy; Kyle B. Oswald

2011-06-01

323

Capabilities of Experimental Apparatus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This diagram displays the pressure/temperature conditions capable of being simulated with two types of experimental equipment: Piston-Cylinder and USSA-2000. The ranges of conditions are plotted on a cross section of the deep Earth for comparison.

COMPRES Image Library

324

Metrology measurement capabilities  

SciTech Connect

Since 1958, the AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (FM and T) Metrology Department has developed measurement technology and calibration capability in four major areas of measurement: mechanical; environmental, gas, liquid; electrical (D.C., A.C., RF/microwave); and optical and radiation. The capabilities developed include unique capabilities in many areas of measurement and engineering expertise to develop measurement techniques and resolve measurement problems in these major areas. FM and T Metrology was established in 1958 to provide a measurement base for the Department of energy`s Kansas City Plant. The Metrology Engineering Department provides the expertise to develop measurement capabilities for virtually any type of measurement which falls into the broad areas listed above. The engineering staff currently averages almost 16 years of measurement experience. A strong audit function has been developed to provide a means to evaluate the calibration programs of the suppliers and internal calibration organizations. This evaluation includes measurement audits and technical surveys. The requirements placed on Metrology require traceability of measurements to the National Institute of Standards and Technology or to nationally recognized methods or natural phenomena. A description of Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each of the measurement capabilities is contained in this report.

Barnes, L.M.

1997-06-01

325

Metrology measurement capability  

SciTech Connect

During the past 36 years, the Kansas City Division`s (KCD) Metrology Department has developed measurement technology and calibration capability in four major areas of measurement: (1) Mechanical; (2) Environmental, Gas, Liquid; Electrical (D.C., A.C., RF/Microwave); and (3) Optical and Radiation. The capabilities developed include unique capabilities in many areas of measurement and engineering expertise to develop measurement techniques and resolve measurement problems in these major areas. KCD Metrology was established in 1958 to provide a measurement base for the Kansas City Plant. The Metrology Engineering Department provides the expertise to develop measurement capabilities for virtually any type of measurement which falls into the broad areas listed above. The engineering staff currently averages almost 19 years of measurement experience. A strong audit function has been developed to provide a means to evaluate the calibration programs of our suppliers and internal calibration organizations. This evaluation includes measurement audits and technical surveys. The requirements placed on Metrology require traceability of measurements to the National Institute of Standards and Technology or to nationally recognized methods or natural phenomena. A description of Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each of the measurement capabilities is contained in the following pages.

Shroyer, K.

1995-01-01

326

Advanced Power System Analysis Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As a continuing effort to assist in the design and characterization of space power systems, the NASA Lewis Research Center's Power and Propulsion Office developed a powerful computerized analysis tool called System Power Analysis for Capability Evaluation (SPACE). This year, SPACE was used extensively in analyzing detailed operational timelines for the International Space Station (ISS) program. SPACE was developed to analyze the performance of space-based photovoltaic power systems such as that being developed for the ISS. It is a highly integrated tool that combines numerous factors in a single analysis, providing a comprehensive assessment of the power system's capability. Factors particularly critical to the ISS include the orientation of the solar arrays toward the Sun and the shadowing of the arrays by other portions of the station.

1997-01-01

327

Fan Flutter Analysis Capability Enhanced  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The trend in the design of advanced transonic fans for aircraft engines has been toward the use of complex high-aspect-ratio blade geometries with a larger number of blades and higher loading. In addition, integrally bladed disks or blisks are being considered in fan designs for their potential to reduce manufacturing costs, weight, and complexity by eliminating attachments. With such design trends, there is an increased possibility within the operating region of part-speed stall flutter (self-excited vibrations) that is exacerbated by the reduced structural damping of blisk fans. To verify the aeroelastic soundness of the design, the NASA Glenn Research Center is developing and validating an accurate aeroelastic prediction and analysis capability. Recently, this capability was enhanced significantly as described here.

Bakhle, Milind A.; Srivastava, Rakesh; Stefko, George L.

2001-01-01

328

Test Laboratory Facilities and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Test Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, located inside the boundaries of 40,000 acre Redstone Arsenal military reservation, has over 50 test facilities across 400+ acres, many inside an additional secure, fenced area. About 150 Government and 250 contractor personnel operate test facilities capable of all types of propulsion and structural testing, from small components to engine systems and structural strength/dynamic and environmental testing. We have tremendous engineering expertise in research, evaluation, analysis, design and development, and test of space transportation systems, subsystems, and components.

Hamilton, Jeff

2004-01-01

329

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This document contains descriptions of Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each measurement capability. Metrology provides NIST traceable precision measurements or equipment calibration for a wide variety of parameters, ranges, and state-of-the-art uncertainties. Metrology laboratories conform to the requirements of the Department of Energy Development and Production Manual Chapter 13.2, ANSI/ISO/IEC ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1. FM&T Metrology laboratories are accredited by NVLAP for the parameters, ranges, and uncertainties listed in the specific scope of accreditation under NVLAP Lab code 200108-0. See the Internet at http://ts.nist.gov/Standards/scopes/2001080.pdf. These parameters are summarized. The Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) Metrology Department has developed measurement technology and calibration capability in four major fields of measurement: (1) Mechanical; (2) Environmental, Gas, Liquid; (3) Electrical (DC, AC, RF/Microwave); and (4) Optical and Radiation. Metrology Engineering provides the expertise to develop measurement capabilities for virtually any type of measurement in the fields listed above. A strong audit function has been developed to provide a means to evaluate the calibration programs of our suppliers and internal calibration organizations. Evaluation includes measurement audits and technical surveys.

Dr. Glen E. Gronniger

2007-10-02

330

Project CAPABLE: Model Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project CAPABLE (Classroom Action Program: Aim: Basic Learning Effectiveness) is a classroom approach which integrates the basic learning skills with content. The goal of the project is to use basic learning skills to enhance the learning of content and at the same time use the content to teach basic learning skills. This manual illustrates how…

Madawaska School District, ME.

331

Sensor Alerting Capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a large amount of sensor data generated today by various sensors, from in-situ buoys to mobile underwater gliders. Providing sensor data to the users through standardized services, language and data model is the promise of OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) initiative. As the amount of data grows it is becoming difficult for data providers, planners and managers to ensure reliability of data and services and to monitor critical data changes. Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) is developing a net-centric alerting capability to address these issues. The capability is built on Sensor Observation Services (SOSs), which is used to collect and monitor sensor data. The alerts can be configured at the service level and at the sensor data level. For example it can alert for irregular data delivery events or a geo-temporal statistic of sensor data crossing a preset threshold. The capability provides multiple delivery mechanisms and protocols, including traditional techniques such as email and RSS. With this capability decision makers can monitor their assets and data streams, correct failures or be alerted about a coming phenomena.

Henriksson, Jakob; Bermudez, Luis; Satapathy, Goutam

2013-04-01

332

Capabilities for Intercultural Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The capabilities approach offers a valuable analytical lens for exploring the challenge and complexity of intercultural dialogue in contemporary settings. The central tenets of the approach, developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, involve a set of humanistic goals including the recognition that development is a process whereby people's…

Crosbie, Veronica

2014-01-01

333

Capitalizing on capabilities.  

PubMed

By making the most of organizational capabilities--employees' collective skills and fields of expertise--you can dramatically improve your company's market value. Although there is no magic list of proficiencies that every organization needs in order to succeed, the authors identify 11 intangible assets that well-managed companies tend to have: talent, speed, shared mind-set and coherent brand identity, accountability, collaboration, learning, leadership, customer connectivity, strategic unity, innovation, and efficiency. Such companies typically excel in only three of these capabilities while maintaining industry parity in the other areas. Organizations that fall below the norm in any of the 11 are likely candidates for dysfunction and competitive disadvantage. So you can determine how your company fares in these categories (or others, if the generic list doesn't suit your needs), the authors explain how to conduct a "capabilities audit," describing in particular the experiences and findings of two companies that recently performed such audits. In addition to highlighting which intangible assets are most important given the organization's history and strategy, this exercise will gauge how well your company delivers on its capabilities and will guide you in developing an action plan for improvement. A capabilities audit can work for an entire organization, a business unit, or a region--indeed, for any part of a company that has a strategy to generate financial or customer-related results. It enables executives to assess overall company strengths and weaknesses, senior leaders to define strategy, midlevel managers to execute strategy, and frontline leaders to achieve tactical results. In short, it helps turn intangible assets into concrete strengths. PMID:15202293

Ulrich, Dave; Smallwood, Norm

2004-06-01

334

Satellite Docking Simulator with Generic Contact Dynamics Capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Satellite docking (and capture) systems are critical for the servicing or salvage of satellites. Satellite servicing has comparatively recently become a realistic and promising space operation/mission. Satellite servicing includes several of the following operations: rendezvous; docking (capturing); inspection; towing (transporting); refueling; refurbishing (replacement of faulty or "used-up" modules/boxes); and un-docking (releasing). Because spacecraft servicing has been, until recently non-feasible or non-economical, spacecraft servicing technology has been neglected. Accordingly, spacecraft designs have featured self- contained systems without consideration for operational servicing. Consistent with this view, most spacecrafts were designed and built without docking interfaces. If, through some mishap, a spacecraft was rendered non-operational, it was simply considered expendable. Several feasibility studies are in progress on salvaging stranded satellites (which, in fact had led to this project). The task of the designer of the docking system for a salvaging task is difficult. He/she has to work with whatever it is on orbit, and this excludes any special docking interfaces, which might have made his/her task easier. As satellite servicing becomes an accepted design requirement, many future satellites will be equipped with appropriate docking interfaces. The designer of docking systems will be faced with slightly different challenges: reliable, cost-effective, docking (and re-supply) systems. Thus, the role of designers of docking systems will increase from one of a kind, ad-hoc interfaces intended for salvaging operations, to docking systems for satellites and "caretaker" spacecraft which are meant for servicing and are produced in larger numbers. As in any space system (for which full and representative ground hardware test-beds are very expensive and often impossible to develop), simulations are mandatory for the development of systems and operations for satellite servicing. Simulations are also instrumental in concept studies during proposals and early development stages. Finally, simulations are useful during the operational phase of satellite servicing: improving the operational procedures; training ground operators; command and control, etc. Hence the need exists for a Satellite Servicing Simulator, which will support a project throughout its lifecycle. The paper addresses a project to develop a Simulink-based Satellite Docking Simulator (SDS) with generic Contact Dynamics (CD) capabilities. The simulator is intended to meet immediate practical demands for development of complex docking systems and operations at MD Robotics. The docking phase is the most critical and complex phase of the entire servicing sequence, and without docking there is no servicing. Docking mechanisms are often quite complex, especially when built to dock with a satellite manufactured without special docking interfaces. For successful docking operations, the design of a docking system must take into consideration: complexity of 3D geometric shapes defining the contact interfaces; sophistication of the docking mechanism; friction and stiction at the contacting surfaces; compliance (stiffness) and damping, in all axes; positional (translation and rotation) misalignments and relative velocities, in all axes; inertial properties of the docking satellites (including their distribution); complexity of the drive mechanisms and control sub-systems for the overall docking system; fully autonomous or tele-operated docking from the ground; etc. The docking simulator, which makes use of the proven Contact Dynamics Toolkit (CDT) developed by MD Robotics, is thus practically indispensable for the docking system designer. The use of the simulator could greatly reduce the prototyping and development time of a docking interface. A special feature of the simulator, which required an update of CDT, is variable step-size integration. This new capability permits increases in speed to accomplish all the simulation tasks.

Ma, O.; Crabtree, D.; Carr, R.; Gonthier, Y.; Martin, E.; Piedboeuf, J.-C.

2002-01-01

335

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This document contains descriptions of Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (FM and T) Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each measurement capability. Metrology provides NIST traceable precision measurements or equipment calibration for a wide variety of parameters, ranges, and state-of-the-art uncertainties in laboratories that conform to the requirements of the Department of Energy Development and Production Manual Chapter 8.4, and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 (equivalent to ISO Guide 25). FM and T Metrology laboratories are accredited by NVLAP for the parameters, ranges, and uncertainties listed in the specific scope of accreditation under NVLAP Lab code 200108-0. These parameters are summarized.

Barnes, L.M.

2000-03-23

336

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This document contains descriptions of Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) Metrology capabilities, traceability flow charts, and the measurement uncertainty of each measurement capability. Metrology provides NIST traceable precision measurements or equipment calibration for a wide variety of parameters, ranges, and state-of-the-art uncertainties. Metrology laboratories conform to the requirements of the Department of Energy Development and Production Manual Chapter 8.4, ANSI/ISO/IEC ANSI/ISO/IEC 17025:2000, and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 (equivalent to ISO Guide 25). FM&T Metrology laboratories are accredited by NVLAP for the parameters, ranges, and uncertainties listed in the specific scope of accreditation under NVLAP Lab code 200108-0. See the Internet at http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/210/214/scopes/2001080.pdf. These parameters are summarized in the table at the bottom of this introduction.

Barnes, L.M.

2003-11-12

337

Group Capability Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Group Capability Model (GCM) is a software tool that allows an organization, from first line management to senior executive, to monitor and track the health (capability) of various groups in performing their contractual obligations. GCM calculates a Group Capability Index (GCI) by comparing actual head counts, certifications, and/or skills within a group. The model can also be used to simulate the effects of employee usage, training, and attrition on the GCI. A universal tool and common method was required due to the high risk of losing skills necessary to complete the Space Shuttle Program and meet the needs of the Constellation Program. During this transition from one space vehicle to another, the uncertainty among the critical skilled workforce is high and attrition has the potential to be unmanageable. GCM allows managers to establish requirements for their group in the form of head counts, certification requirements, or skills requirements. GCM then calculates a Group Capability Index (GCI), where a score of 1 indicates that the group is at the appropriate level; anything less than 1 indicates a potential for improvement. This shows the health of a group, both currently and over time. GCM accepts as input head count, certification needs, critical needs, competency needs, and competency critical needs. In addition, team members are categorized by years of experience, percentage of contribution, ex-members and their skills, availability, function, and in-work requirements. Outputs are several reports, including actual vs. required head count, actual vs. required certificates, CGI change over time (by month), and more. The program stores historical data for summary and historical reporting, which is done via an Excel spreadsheet that is color-coded to show health statistics at a glance. GCM has provided the Shuttle Ground Processing team with a quantifiable, repeatable approach to assessing and managing the skills in their organization. They now have a common frame of reference across NASA/contractor lines to communicate and mitigate any critical skills concerns.

Olejarski, Michael; Appleton, Amy; Deltorchio, Stephen

2009-01-01

338

An Operational High Resolution Wave Data Analyzer System for Buoys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NOAA Data Buoy Office (NDBO) has developed a special purpose microcomputer system for the acquisition of wave spectral data aboard some of its operational buoys. This system is an outgrowth of an earlier system used successfully aboard NDBO buoys in the Gulf of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. The system is capable of producing, in conjunction with

K. E. Steele; A. Trampus; P. A. Wolfgram; B. S. Graham

1976-01-01

339

Capability 9.4 Servicing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents viewgraphs on capability structure 9.4 servicing. The topics include: 1) Servicing Description; 2) Benefits of Servicing; 3) Drivers & Assumptions for Servicing; 4) Capability Breakdown Structure 9.4 Servicing; 5) Roadmap for Servicing; 6) 9.4 Servicing Critical Gaps; 7) Capability 9.4 Servicing; 8) Capability 9.4.1 Inspection; 9) State-of-the-Art /Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.1 Inspection; 10) Capability 9.4.2 Diagnostics; 11) State-of-the-Art/Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.2 Diagnostics; 12) Capability 9.4.3 Perform Planned Maintenance; 13) State-of-the-Art /Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.3 Perform Planned Maintenance; 14) Capability 9.4.4 Perform Unplanned Repair; 15) State-of-the-Art /Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.4 Perform Unplanned Repair; 16) Capability 9.4.5 Install Upgrade; 17) Capability 9.4.5 Install Upgrade; 18) State-of-the-Art /Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.5 Install Upgrade; 19) Capability 9.4.6 Planning, Logistics, Training; and 20) State-of-the-Art /Maturity Level /Capabilities for 9.4.6 Planning, Logistics, & Training;

Moe, Rud

2005-01-01

340

Cyberinfrastructure for Rapid Prototyping Capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The overall goal of the NASA Rapid Prototyping Capability is to speed the evaluation of potential uses of NASA research products and technologies to improve future operational systems by reducing the time to access, configure, and assess the effectiveness of NASA products and technologies. The infrastructure to support the RPC is thus expected to provide the capability to rapidly evaluate innovative methods of linking science observations. The RPC infrastructure supports two major categories of experiments (and subsequent analysis): comparing results of a particular model as fed with data coming from different sources, and comparing different models using the data coming from the same source. In spite of being conceptually simple, two use cases in fact entail a significant technical challenge. Enabling RPC experiments requires thus a radical simplification of access to both actual and simulated data, as well as tools for data pre- and post-processing. The tools must be interoperable, allowing the user to create computational workflows with the data seamlessly transferred as needed, including third-party transfers to high-performance computing platforms. In addition, the provenance of the data must be preserved in order to document results of different what-if scenarios and to enable collaboration and data sharing between users. The functionality of the RPC splits into several independent modules such as interactive Web site, data server, tool's interfaces, or monitoring service. Each such module is implemented as an independent portlet. The RPC Portal aggregates the different contents provided by the portlets into a single interface employing a popular GridSphere portlet container. The RPC data access is based on Unidata's THREDDS Data server (TDS) extended to support, among others, interactive creation of containers for new data collections and uploading new data sets, downloading the data either to the user desktop or transferring it to a remote location using gridFTP, displaying the provenance of datasets, and invoking tools for the selected files. To enable performing experiments, RPC supports three types of tools integrated with TDS: (1) Standalone tools capable of connecting to the RPC data server to browse datasets, but otherwise performing all operations independently of the RPC infrastructure; (2) Transformations that take a dataset or a collection as an input, and output the transformed files, such as HEG, MRT, ART, and TSPT; (3) The data viewers and statistical analysis tools which do not produce new datasets.

Haupt, T. A.; Kalyanasundaram, A.; Zhuk, I.; Goli, V.

2007-12-01

341

cial Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction S hematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special M  

E-print Network

SMI cial Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction S hematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special M ruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics Instruction Special Mathematics In cial Mathematics

Vaswani, Namrata

342

A Guide for the Management of Special Education Programs. 2.0 Education and Counseling. Newday Operations Guide for Drug Dependent Minor Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the second component, Education and Counseling, of a special day class educational program for drug dependent minors. A major goal of the program is given to be the provision of successful academic experiences, positive rewards for desired behavior, and individual and family counseling. The behavior modification program is described,…

Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.

343

A Guide for the Management of Special Education Programs. 3.0 Educational Simulations. Newday Operations Guide for Drug Dependent Minor Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the third component, Educational Simulations, of a special day class educational program for drug dependent minors. One objective of the project is said to have been the identification of instructional methods and materials suited to drug dependent minors. Educational games and simulations designed to provide practice in reading and…

Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.

344

Mobile Munitions Assessment System Field Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The US has developed, stored, tested, and conducted disposal operations on various forms of chemical munitions for several decades. The remnants of these activities have resulted in the presence of suspect CWM at more than 200 sites in the US, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. An advanced Mobile Munitions Assessment System (Phase II MMAS) has been designed, fabricated, assembled, and tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory under contract to the US Army's Project Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel for use in the assessment and characterization of ''non-stockpile'' chemical warfare materiel (CWM). The Phase II MMAS meets the immediate need to augment response equipment currently used by the US Army with a system that includes state-of-the-art assessment equipment and advanced sensors. The Phase II MMAS will be used for response to known storage and remediation sites. This system is designed to identify the munition type; evaluate the condition of the CWM; evaluate the environmental conditions in the vicinity of the CWM; determine if fuzes, bursters, or safety and arming devices are in place; identify the chemical fill; provide other data (e.g., meteorological data) necessary for assessing the risk associated with handling, transporting, and disposing of CWM; and record the data on a dedicated computer system. The Phase II MMAS is capable of over-the-road travel and air transport to any site for conducting rigorous assessments of suspect CWM. The Phase II MMAS utilizes a specially-designed commercial motor home to provide a means to transport an interactive network of non-intrusive characterization and assessment equipment. The assessment equipment includes radiography systems, a gamma densitometer system, a Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS) system, a Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) system, air monitoring equipment (i.e., M-90s and a field ion spectroscopy system), and a phase determination equipment Command and control equipment includes a data acquisition and handling system, two meteorological stations, video equipment, and multiple communication systems. The Phase II MMAS motor home also serves an as environmentally controlled on-site command post for the MMAS operators when deployed. The data developed by the MMAS will be used to help determine the appropriate methods and safeguards necessary to transport, store, and dispose of agent-filled munitions in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.

A. M. Snyder; D. A. Verrill; K. D. Watts

1999-05-27

345

Special Advocate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thomas Hehir, special education chief of Chicago Public Schools, is evangelist of integrating children with disabilities into regular classrooms. By completely reorganizing department viewed as political patronage dumping ground, Hehir has made remarkable progress in handling large number of children awaiting evaluation and placement in special

Vander Weele, Maribeth

1992-01-01

346

MSFC/EV44 Natural Environment Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Natural Environments Branch at Marshall Space Flight Center is an integral part of many NASA satellite and launch vehicle programs, providing analyses of the space and terrestrial environments that are used for program development efforts, operational support, and anomaly investigations. The space environment capabilities of the Natural Environments Branch at MSFC will be presented. These capabilities include model development, analysis of space and terrestrial related data, spacecraft charging anomaly investigations, surface charging modeling (e.g., Nascap-2k), space environment definition and radiation assessments for electronic parts. All aspects of space and terrestrial design are implemented with the goal of devising missions that are successful from launch to operations in the space environment of LEO, polar, GEO, and interplanetary orbits. We will show examples of recent applications of branch capabilities to NASA missions.

Parker, L. Neergaard; Willis, E. M.; Minow, J. I.

2014-01-01

347

Advanced capability RFID system  

DOEpatents

A radio-frequency transponder device having an antenna circuit configured to receive radio-frequency signals and to return modulated radio-frequency signals via continuous wave backscatter, a modulation circuit coupled to the antenna circuit for generating the modulated radio-frequency signals, and a microprocessor coupled to the antenna circuit and the modulation circuit and configured to receive and extract operating power from the received radio-frequency signals and to monitor inputs on at least one input pin and to generate responsive signals to the modulation circuit for modulating the radio-frequency signals. The microprocessor can be configured to generate output signals on output pins to associated devices for controlling the operation thereof. Electrical energy can be extracted and stored in an optional electrical power storage device.

Gilbert, Ronald W. (Morgan Hill, CA); Steele, Kerry D. (Kennewick, WA); Anderson, Gordon A. (Benton City, WA)

2007-09-25

348

TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor  

E-print Network

TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor Brake monitoring systems are proactive maintenance This technology allows for CMV operators to have knowledge of their steer, drive, and tandem axle group weights setup is required. Current Safety/Enforcement Technologies EOBR (electronic on-board recorder) On

349

Computational Capabilities of Restricted Two Layered Perceptrons  

E-print Network

Computational Capabilities of Restricted Two Layered Perceptrons Avner Priel, Marcelo Blatt, Tal and generalization ability of a two­layer perceptron. Architectures with N inputs, K hidden units and a single output perceptrons (2LP) are some of the simplest neural networks [1]. Their operation is purely feed

Domany, Eytan

350

The Taurus Launch Vehicle design and capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Taurus launch systems are described with references to typical launch operations and possible interface, volume, and delivery capabilities. The launch system is a four-stage solid-fuel rocket motor with a Pegasus motor stack and avionics. Attention is given to the motorcase, the HTPB propellant, igniter and nozzle designs, and other components of the different stages, and each Taurus stage provides

Ted Stoecker; Scott Frazier; Joe Padavano

1992-01-01

351

NASA Lewis Research Center's combustor test facilities and capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) presently accommodates a total of six combustor test facilities with unique capabilities. The facilities are used to evaluate combustor and afterburner concepts for future engine applications, and also to test the survivability and performance of innovative high temperature materials, new instrumentation, and engine components in a realistic jet engine environment. The facilities provide a variety of test section interfaces and lengths to allow for flametube, sector and component testing. The facilities can accommodate a wide range of operating conditions due to differing capabilities in the following areas: inlet air pressure, temperature, and flow; fuel flow rate, pressure, and fuel storage capacity; maximum combustion zone temperature; cooling water flow rate and pressure; types of exhaust - atmospheric or altitude; air heater supply pressure; and types of air heaters - vitiated or nonvitiated. All of the facilities have provisions for standard gas (emissions) analysis, and a few of the facilities are equipped with specialized gas analysis equipment, smoke and particle size measurement devices, and a variety of laser systems. This report will present some of the unique features of each of the high temperature/high pressure combustor test facilities at NASA LeRC.

Bianco, Jean

1995-01-01

352

Special Software for Special Kids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a list, organized by company, of access software appropriate for special education users, and general software such as productivity tools and educational and recreational software. Sidebars include: software accessibility features to consider; the Alliance for Technology and Access; and contacts for publishers and special education…

Armstrong, Karen; And Others

1995-01-01

353

Mechanized farming in the humid tropics with special reference to soil tillage, workability and timeliness of farm operations. A case study for the Zanderij area of Suriname  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reported investigations concern aspects of mechanized farming for the production of rainfed crops on the loamy soils of the Zanderij formation in Suriname and in particular, the effect of tillage on crop yield and soil properties, workability of field operations and timeliness of field operations. The results were evaluated as to their effect on prospects for mechanized farming in

D. Goense

1987-01-01

354

Special Attachments. Module 19.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on special attachments, one in a series dealing with industrial sewing machines, their attachments, and operation, covers four topics: gauges; cording attachment; zipper foot; and hemming, shirring, and binding. For each topic these components are provided: an introduction, directions, an objective, learning activities, student…

South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.

355

LANL Analytical and Radiochemistry Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The overview of this presentation is: (1) Introduction to nonproliferation efforts; (2) Scope of activities Los Alamos National Laboratory; (3) Facilities for radioanalytical work at LANL; (4) Radiochemical characterization capabilities; and (5) Bulk chemical and materials analysis capabilities.

Steiner, Robert E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burns, Carol J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lamont, Stephen P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tandon, Lav [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-27

356

Relational Contracts and Organizational Capabilities  

E-print Network

A large literature identifies unique organizational capabilities as a potent source of competitive advantage, yet our knowledge of why capabilities fail to diffuse more rapidly—particularly in situations in which competitors ...

Gibbons, Robert S.

357

ARAC: A support capability for emergency managers  

SciTech Connect

This paper is intended to introduce to the non-radiological emergency management community the 20-year operational history of the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), its concept of operations, and its applicability for use in support of emergency management decision makers. ARAC is a centralized federal facility for assessing atmospheric releases of hazardous materials in real time, using a robust suite of three-dimensional atmospheric transport and diffusion models, extensive geophysical and source-description databases, automated meteorological data acquisition systems, and experienced staff members. Although originally conceived to respond to nuclear accidents, the ARAC system has proven to be extremely adaptable, and has been used successfully during a wide variety of nonradiological hazardous chemical situations. ARAC represents a proven, validated, operational support capability for atmospheric hazardous releases.

Pace, J.C.; Sullivan, T.J.; Baskett, R.L. [and others

1995-08-01

358

Specialized Documents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

HTML is unquestionably the central document language of the Web, but it is by no means the only language of the Web. In fact, several other specialized types of documents are widely used and have considerable importance. In this chapter, we look at how specialized document types affect accessibility. We do not attempt to consider all possible specialized documents, but rather focus on important examples that illustrate the key issues including Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), microformats, and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The Accessibility for RIA (ARIA) initiative is presented as an example of an effort to improve the accessibility of specialized documents, while the DAISY initiative is used as an example of how the same technologies can be harnessed to improve accessibility.

Munson, Ethan V.; da Pimentel, Maria Graça

359

Small rover exploration capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For a human mission to the Moon or Mars, an important question is to determine the best strategy for the choice of surface vehicles. Recent studies suggest that the first missions to Mars will be strongly constrained and that only small unpressurized vehicles will be available. We analyze the exploration capabilities and limitations of small surface vehicles from the user perspective. Following the "human centered design" paradigm, the team focused on human systems interactions and conducted the following experiments: - Another member of our team participated in the ILEWG EuroMoonMars 2013 simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah during the same period of time. Although the possible traverses were restricted, a similar study with analog space suits and quads has been carried out. - Other experiments have been conducted in an old rock quarry close to Bordeaux, France. An expert in the use of quads for all types of terrains performed a demonstration and helped us to characterize the difficulties, the risks and advantages and drawbacks of different vehicles and tools. The vehicles that will be used on the surface of Mars have not been defined yet. Nevertheless, the results of our project already show that using a light and unpressurized vehicle (in the order of 150 kg) for the mobility on the Martian surface can be a true advantage. Part of the study was dedicated to the search for appropriate tools that could be used to make the vehicles easier to handle, safer to use and more efficient in the field to cross an obstacle. The final recommendation is to use winches and ramps, which already are widely used by quad drivers. We report on the extension of the reachable areas if such tools were available. This work has been supported by ILEWG, EuroMoonMars and the Austrian Space Forum (OEWF).

Salotti, Jean-Marc; Laithier, Corentin; Machut, Benoit; Marie, Aurélien; Bruneau, Audrey; Grömer, Gernot; Foing, Bernard H.

2015-05-01

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Special Leave Scenarios Scenario Special  

E-print Network

) ­ not medically required You have a dentist or GP appointment Not recorded* Dentist and GP appointments should and the amount of special leave should be at your manager's discretion eg funeral attendance. *Dentist and GP

Brierley, Andrew

361

NASA Dryden's UAS Service Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The vision of NASA s Dryden Flight Research Center is to "fly what others only imagine." Its mission is to advance technology and science through flight. Objectives supporting the mission include performing flight research and technology integration to revolutionize aviation and pioneer aerospace technology, validating space exploration concepts, conducting airborne remote sensing and science missions, and supporting operations of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. A significant focus of effort in recent years has been on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), both in support of the Airborne Science Program and as research vehicles to advance the state of the art in UAS. Additionally, the Center has used its piloted aircraft in support of UAS technology development. In order to facilitate greater access to the UAS expertise that exists at the Center, that expertise has been organized around three major capabilities. The first is access to high-altitude, long-endurance UAS. The second is the establishment of a test range for small UAS. The third is safety case assessment support.

Bauer, Jeff

2007-01-01

362

Specialized progenitors and regeneration  

PubMed Central

Planarians are flatworms capable of regenerating all body parts. Planarian regeneration requires neoblasts, a population of dividing cells that has been studied for over a century. Neoblast progeny generate new cells of blastemas, which are the regenerative outgrowths at wounds. If the neoblasts comprise a uniform population of cells during regeneration (e.g. they are all uncommitted and pluripotent), then specialization of new cell types should occur in multipotent, non-dividing neoblast progeny cells. By contrast, recent data indicate that some neoblasts express lineage-specific transcription factors during regeneration and in uninjured animals. These observations raise the possibility that an important early step in planarian regeneration is the specialization of neoblasts to produce specified rather than naïve blastema cells. PMID:23404104

Reddien, Peter W.

2013-01-01

363

47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...MSS) operators shall be licensed to use the 29.1-29.25 GHz band for Earth-to-space transmissions from feeder link earth station complexes. A “feeder link earth station complex” may include up to three (3) earth station groups,...

2014-10-01

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...MSS) operators shall be licensed to use the 29.1-29.25 GHz band for Earth-to-space transmissions from feeder link earth station complexes. A “feeder link earth station complex” may include up to three (3) earth station groups,...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...MSS) operators shall be licensed to use the 29.1-29.25 GHz band for Earth-to-space transmissions from feeder link earth station complexes. A “feeder link earth station complex” may include up to three (3) earth station groups,...

2010-10-01

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47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MSS) operators shall be licensed to use the 29.1-29.25 GHz band for Earth-to-space transmissions from feeder link earth station complexes. A “feeder link earth station complex” may include up to three (3) earth station groups,...

2013-10-01

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47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...MSS) operators shall be licensed to use the 29.1-29.25 GHz band for Earth-to-space transmissions from feeder link earth station complexes. A “feeder link earth station complex” may include up to three (3) earth station groups,...

2012-10-01

368

On Building Inexpensive Network Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

There are many deployed approaches for blocking unwanted traffic, either once it reaches the recipient's network, or closer to its point of origin. One of these schemes is based on the notion of traffic carrying capabilities that grant access to a network and/or end host. However, leveraging capabilities results in added complexity and additional steps in the communication process: Before communication starts a remote host must be vetted and given a capability to use in the subsequent communication. In this paper, we propose a lightweight mechanism that turns the answers provided by DNS name resolution---which Internet communication broadly depends on anyway---into capabilities. While not achieving an ideal capability system, we show the mechanism can be built from commodity technology and is therefore a pragmatic way to gain some of the key benefits of capabilities without requiring new infrastructure.

Shue, Craig A [ORNL; Kalafut, Prof. Andrew [Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Michigan; Allman, Mark [International Computer Science Institute (ICSI); Taylor, Curtis R [ORNL

2011-01-01

369

The Taurus Launch Vehicle design and capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Taurus launch systems are described with references to typical launch operations and possible interface, volume, and delivery capabilities. The launch system is a four-stage solid-fuel rocket motor with a Pegasus motor stack and avionics. Attention is given to the motorcase, the HTPB propellant, igniter and nozzle designs, and other components of the different stages, and each Taurus stage provides full thrust vector control. Also reviewed are vehicle integration, launch operations, and payload capability, integration, and environment. The vehicles can support payloads of 600-1500 kg for LEO delivery, 500 kg to geotransfer orbits, and 300 kg for interplanetary transfer orbits. The launch vehicle is concluded to reduce mission costs because the system offers several launch-site options and short concept-to-launch times.

Stoecker, Ted; Frazier, Scott; Padavano, Joe

1992-07-01

370

48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Special equipment is sometimes...conjunction with management and operating...direction and management effort required...Special equipment is of a nature...requires less management attention...procures special equipment, the...

2012-10-01

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48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Special equipment is sometimes...conjunction with management and operating...direction and management effort required...Special equipment is of a nature...requires less management attention...procures special equipment, the...

2013-10-01

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48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.  

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2014-10-01

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48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.  

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...Special equipment is sometimes...conjunction with management and operating...direction and management effort required...Special equipment is of a nature...requires less management attention...procures special equipment, the...

2010-10-01

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48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Special equipment is sometimes...conjunction with management and operating...direction and management effort required...Special equipment is of a nature...requires less management attention...procures special equipment, the...

2011-10-01

375

Machine Process Capability Information Through Six Sigma  

SciTech Connect

A project investigating details concerning machine process capability information and its accessibility has been conducted. The thesis of the project proposed designing a part (denoted as a machine capability workpiece) based on the major machining features of a given machine. Parts are machined and measured to gather representative production, short-term variation. The information is utilized to predict the expected defect rate, expressed in terms of a composite sigma level process capability index, for a production part. Presently, decisions concerning process planning, particularly what machine will statistically produce the minimum amount of defects based on machined features and associated tolerances, are rarely made. Six sigma tools and methodology were employed to conduct this investigation at AlliedSignal FM and T. Tools such as the thought process map, factor relationship diagrams, and components of variance were used. This study is progressing toward completion. This research study was an example of how machine process capability information may be gathered for milling planar faces (horizontal) and slot features. The planning method used to determine where and how to gather variation for the part to be designed is known as factor relationship diagramming. Components-of-variation is then applied to the gathered data to arrive at the contributing level of variation illustrated within the factor relationship diagram. The idea of using this capability information beyond process planning to the other business enterprise operations is proposed.

Lackner, M.F.

1998-03-13

376

Los Alamos upgrade in metallographic capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Wing 9 Hot Cell Facility is in the process of upgrading their metallographic sample preparation and examination capability. The present capability to grind, polish and etch samples from reactor fuels and materials has been in operation for 18 years. Macro photography and alpha and beta-gamma autoradiography are an important part of this capability. Some of the fast breeder reactor experiments have contained sodium as a coolant. Therefore, the capability to distill sodium from some samples scheduled for microstructural examinations is a requirement. Since the reactor fuel samples are highly radioactive and contain plutonium, either as fabricated or as a result of breeding during reactor service, these samples must be handled in shielded hot cells containing alpha boxes to isolate the plutonium and hazardous fission products from personnel and the environment. The present equipment that was designed and built into those alpha boxes has functioned very well for the past 18 years. During that time the technicians have thought of ways to improve the equipment to do the work faster and safer. These ideas and ideas that have been developed during the design of new alpha boxes and new equipment for microstructural sample preparation have provided the concepts for the capability to perform the work faster and maintain the equipment in a safer manner.

Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E.; Cook, J.H.

1985-01-01

377

Geometry and gravity influences on strength capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Strength, defined as the capability of an individual to produce an external force, is one of the most important determining characteristics of human performance. Knowledge of strength capabilities of a group of individuals can be applied to designing equipment and workplaces, planning procedures and tasks, and training individuals. In the manned space program, with the high risk and cost associated with spaceflight, information pertaining to human performance is important to ensuring mission success and safety. Knowledge of individual's strength capabilities in weightlessness is of interest within many areas of NASA, including workplace design, tool development, and mission planning. The weightless environment of space places the human body in a completely different context. Astronauts perform a variety of manual tasks while in orbit. Their ability to perform these tasks is partly determined by their strength capability as demanded by that particular task. Thus, an important step in task planning, development, and evaluation is to determine the ability of the humans performing it. This can be accomplished by utilizing quantitative techniques to develop a database of human strength capabilities in weightlessness. Furthermore, if strength characteristics are known, equipment and tools can be built to optimize the operators' performance. This study examined strength in performing a simple task, specifically, using a tool to apply a torque to a fixture.

Poliner, Jeffrey; Wilmington, Robert P.; Klute, Glenn K.

1994-01-01

378

Special Reports  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This section contains special reports of recent events and anniversaries of landmark events from the nuclear age. Current reports include: ?Nuclear Crisis: North Korea,? ?Nuclear Crisis: India & Pakistan,? ?Nuclear Accident in Japan,? and ?The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Look Back from the Brink.?

Christopher Griffith

379

Guidelines and Capabilities for Designing Human Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

These guidelines and capabilities identify the points of intersection between human spaceflight crews and mission considerations such as architecture, vehicle design, technologies, operations, and science requirements. In these chapters, we will provide clear, top-level guidelines for human-related exploration studies and technology research that will address common questions and requirements. As a result, we hope that ongoing mission trade studies will consider common, standard, and practical criteria for human interfaces.

Allen, Christopher S.; Burnett, Rebeka; Charles, John; Cucinotta, Frank; Fullerton, Richard; Goodman, Jerry R.; Griffith, Anthony D., Sr.; Kosmo, Joseph J.; Perchonok, Michele; Railsback, Jan; Rajulu, Sudhakar; Stilwell, Don; Thomas, Gretchen; Tri, Terry; Joshi, Jitendra; Wheeler, Ray; Rudisill, Marianne; Wilson, John; Mueller, Alyssa; Simmons, Anne

2003-01-01

380

MSFC/EV44 Natural Environment Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Natural Environments Branch at Marshall Space Flight Center is an integral part of many NASA satellite and launch vehicle programs, providing analyses of the space and terrestrial environments that are used for program development efforts, operational support, and anomaly investigations. These capabilities include model development, instrument build and testing, analysis of space and terrestrial related data, spacecraft charging anomaly investigations, surface and internal charging modeling, space environment definition, and radiation assessments for electronic parts. All aspects of space and terrestrial design are implemented with the goal of devising missions that are successful from launch to operations in the space environment of LEO, polar, GEO, and interplanetary orbits.

NeergaardParker, Linda; Willis, Emily M.; Minnow, Joseph I.; Coffey, Vic N.

2014-01-01

381

Special complex open-cavity and low-magnetic-field high-power gyrotron  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theory is proposed for the special complex cavity; it is in the form of a single resonant circuit having a TE0n&lrarr2;TE0,n+p mode converter and it features excellent mode selectivity, high power capability, and an asymmetric triangle profile of the RF field that is favourable to efficient operation for a 35-GHz second-harmonic gyromonotron employing this complex cavity with TE03 mode

HEZHONG GUO; D. S. Wu; G. Liu; Y. H. Miao; S. Z. Qian; W. Z. Qin

1990-01-01

382

23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-04-01

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23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-04-01

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23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor § 650.709 Special considerations. (a) The selection...

2011-04-01

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23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor § 650.709 Special considerations. (a) The selection...

2010-04-01

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23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor § 650.709 Special considerations. (a) The selection...

2012-04-01

387

Modeling and simulation of a ground based sense and avoid architecture for Unmanned Aircraft System operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The safe operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) requires a capability to sense and avoid other airborne targets. One solution is a Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) concept, in which available radar surveillance information is fused in a specially tuned tracking system and provided to a ground observer and pilot through a UAS-centric

Kyle R. Noth

2011-01-01

388

Capabilities measurement: an empirical investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sen’s seminal contribution highlights the importance of positive freedom in the measurement of human welfare. The present paper attempts to measure this freedom aspect in an integrated approach. The main contribution of the paper is the simultaneous estimation of capability, functioning, and conversion efficiency with explicit modeling of freedom by latent variable modeling approach. The knowledge dimension of capabilities is

HAMID HASAN

2009-01-01

389

Walking capabilities of Gregor controlled through Walknet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Locomotion control of legged robots is nowadays a field in continuous evolution. In this work a bio-inspired control architecture based on the stick insect is applied to control the hexapod robot Gregor. The control scheme is an extension of Walknet, a decentralized network inspired by the stick insect, that on the basis of local reflexes generates the control signals needed to coordinate locomotion in hexapod robots. Walknet has been adapted to the specific mechanical structure of Gregor that is characterized by specialized legs and a sprawled posture. In particular an innovative hind leg geometry, inspired by the cockroach, has been considered to improve climbing capabilities. The performances of the new control architecture have been evaluated in dynamic simulation environments. The robot has been endowed with distance and contact sensors for obstacle detection. A heading control is used to avoid large obstacles, and an avoidance reflex, as can be found in stick insects, has been introduced to further improve climbing capabilities of the structure. The reported results, obtained in different environmental configurations, stress the adaptive capabilities of the Walknet approach: Even in unpredictable and cluttered environments the walking behaviour of the simulated robot and the robot prototype, controlled through a FPGA based board, remained stable.

Arena, Paolo; Patané, Luca; Schilling, Malte; Schmitz, Josef

2007-05-01

390

Component-Level Electronic-Assembly Repair (CLEAR) Synthetic Instrument Capabilities Assessment and Test Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The role of synthetic instruments (SIs) for Component-Level Electronic-Assembly Repair (CLEAR) is to provide an external lower-level diagnostic and functional test capability beyond the built-in-test capabilities of spacecraft electronics. Built-in diagnostics can report faults and symptoms, but isolating the root cause and performing corrective action requires specialized instruments. Often a fault can be revealed by emulating the operation of external hardware. This implies complex hardware that is too massive to be accommodated in spacecraft. The SI strategy is aimed at minimizing complexity and mass by employing highly reconfigurable instruments that perform diagnostics and emulate external functions. In effect, SI can synthesize an instrument on demand. The SI architecture section of this document summarizes the result of a recent program diagnostic and test needs assessment based on the International Space Station. The SI architecture addresses operational issues such as minimizing crew time and crew skill level, and the SI data transactions between the crew and supporting ground engineering searching for the root cause and formulating corrective actions. SI technology is described within a teleoperations framework. The remaining sections describe a lab demonstration intended to show that a single SI circuit could synthesize an instrument in hardware and subsequently clear the hardware and synthesize a completely different instrument on demand. An analysis of the capabilities and limitations of commercially available SI hardware and programming tools is included. Future work in SI technology is also described.

Oeftering, Richard C.; Bradish, Martin A.

2011-01-01

391

NASA Capability Roadmaps Executive Summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is the result of eight months of hard work and dedication from NASA, industry, other government agencies, and academic experts from across the nation. It provides a summary of the capabilities necessary to execute the Vision for Space Exploration and the key architecture decisions that drive the direction for those capabilities. This report is being provided to the Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) team for consideration in development of an architecture approach and investment strategy to support NASA future mission, programs and budget requests. In addition, it will be an excellent reference for NASA's strategic planning. A more detailed set of roadmaps at the technology and sub-capability levels are available on CD. These detailed products include key driving assumptions, capability maturation assessments, and technology and capability development roadmaps.

Willcoxon, Rita; Thronson, Harley; Varsi, Guilio; Mueller, Robert; Regenie, Victoria; Inman, Tom; Crooke, Julie; Coulter, Dan

2005-01-01

392

Delegating Capabilities in Predicate Encryption Systems rshi@cmu.edu  

E-print Network

. Traditional public key encryption allows "all-or-nothing" access to the encrypted data: the private key owner key owner can compute a capability that allows one to evaluate predicates on the encrypted data the capability she currently owns and if she can do this operation autonomously, that is, without interacting

393

Distorted Representations of the "Capability Approach" in Australian School Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, curriculum developments in Australia have seen the incorporation of functionalist "general capabilities" as essential markers of schooling, meaning that any pedagogical expression of classroom-based practice, including subsequent instruction, should entail the identification and development of operational general capabilities.…

Skourdoumbis, Andrew

2015-01-01

394

Adding Dependability Analysis Capabilities to the MARTE Profile  

E-print Network

Adding Dependability Analysis Capabilities to the MARTE Profile Simona Bernardi1 , Jos´e Merseguer2 and to be compliant with the recently adopted MARTE profile, which provides a framework for general quantitative independently of UML. Thirdly, the domain model was mapped to UML extensions by specializing MARTE. 1

Petriu, Dorina

395

A Historical Systems Study of Liquid Rocket Engine Throttling Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a comprehensive systems study to examine and evaluate throttling capabilities of liquid rocket engines. The focus of this study is on engine components, and how the interactions of these components are considered for throttling applications. First, an assessment of space mission requirements is performed to determine what applications require engine throttling. A background on liquid rocket engine throttling is provided, along with the basic equations that are used to predict performance. Three engines are discussed that have successfully demonstrated throttling. Next, the engine system is broken down into components to discuss special considerations that need to be made for engine throttling. This study focuses on liquid rocket engines that have demonstrated operational capability on American space launch vehicles, starting with the Apollo vehicle engines and ending with current technology demonstrations. Both deep throttling and shallow throttling engines are discussed. Boost and sustainer engines have demonstrated throttling from 17% to 100% thrust, while upper stage and lunar lander engines have demonstrated throttling in excess of 10% to 100% thrust. The key difficulty in throttling liquid rocket engines is maintaining an adequate pressure drop across the injector, which is necessary to provide propellant atomization and mixing. For the combustion chamber, cooling can be an issue at low thrust levels. For turbomachinery, the primary considerations are to avoid cavitation, stall, surge, and to consider bearing leakage flows, rotordynamics, and structural dynamics. For valves, it is necessary to design valves and actuators that can achieve accurate flow control at all thrust levels. It is also important to assess the amount of nozzle flow separation that can be tolerated at low thrust levels for ground testing.

Betts, Erin M.; Frederick, Robert A., Jr.

2010-01-01

396

Tonopah Test Range capabilities: technical manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual describes Tonopah Test Range (TTR), defines its testing capabilities, and outlines the steps necessary to schedule tests on the Range. Operated by Sandia National Laboratories, TTR is a major test facility for DOE-funded weapon programs. The Range presents an integrated system for ballistic test vehicle tracking and data acquisition. Multiple radars, optical trackers, telemetry stations, a central computer complex, and combined landline/RF communications systems assure full Range coverage for any type of test. Range operations are conducted by a department within Sandia's Field Engineering Directorate. While the overall Range functions as a complete system, it is operationally divided into the Test Measurements, Instrumentation Development, and Range Operations divisions. The primary function of TTR is to support DOE weapons test activities. Management, however, encourages other Government agencies and their contractors to schedule tests on the Range which can make effective use of its capabilities. Information concerning Range use by organizations outside of DOE is presented. Range instrumentation and support facilities are described in detail. This equipment represents the current state-of-the-art and reflects a continuing commitment by TTR management to field the most effective tracking and data acquisition system available.

Manhart, R.L.

1982-11-01

397

Generalized Transforms and Special Functions  

E-print Network

We study the properties of different type of transforms by means of operational methods and discuss the relevant interplay with many families of special functions. We consider in particular the binomial transform and its generalizations. A general method, based on the use of the Fourier transform technique, is proposed for the study of the properties of functions of operators.

G. Dattoli; E. Sabia

2010-10-08

398

n CAPABILITY STATEMENT Environment and  

E-print Network

and industrial research in chemistry, biology, environmental science and biotechnology. Our research is carriedn CAPABILITY STATEMENT Environment and Biotechnology Centre Overview The Environment and Biotechnology Centre brings together research expertise and world-class infrastructure to further basic, applied

Liley, David

399

MCNP: Multigroup/adjoint capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses various aspects related to the use and validity of the general purpose Monte Carlo code MCNP for multigroup/adjoint calculations. The increased desire to perform comparisons between Monte Carlo and deterministic codes, along with the ever-present desire to increase the efficiency of large MCNP calculations has produced a greater user demand for the multigroup/adjoint capabilities. To more fully utilize these capabilities, we review the applications of the Monte Carlo multigroup/adjoint method, describe how to generate multigroup cross sections for MCNP with the auxiliary CRSRD code, describe how to use the multigroup/adjoint capability in MCNP, and provide examples and results indicating the effectiveness and validity of the MCNP multigroup/adjoint treatment. This information should assist users in taking advantage of the MCNP multigroup/adjoint capabilities.

Wagner, J.C.; Redmond, E.L. II; Palmtag, S.P.; Hendricks, J.S.

1994-04-01

400

Earth Science Capability Demonstration Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A viewgraph presentation reviewing the Earth Science Capability Demonstration Project is shown. The contents include: 1) ESCD Project; 2) Available Flight Assets; 3) Ikhana Procurement; 4) GCS Layout; 5) Baseline Predator B Architecture; 6) Ikhana Architecture; 7) UAV Capability Assessment; 8) The Big Picture; 9) NASA/NOAA UAV Demo (5/05 to 9/05); 10) NASA/USFS Western States Fire Mission (8/06); and 11) Suborbital Telepresence.

Cobleigh, Brent

2006-01-01

401

SD46 Facilities and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The displays for the Materials Conference presents some of the facilities and capabilities in SD46 that can be useful to a prospective researcher from University, Academia or other government labs. Several of these already have associated personnel as principal and co-investigators on NASA peer reviewed science investigations. 1. SCN purification facility 2. ESL facility 3. Static and Dynamic magnetic field facility 4. Microanalysis facility 5. MSG Investigation - PFMI 6. Thermo physical Properties Measurement Capabilities.

Ramachandran, N.; Curreri, Peter A. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

402

Photovoltaic-systems test facilities: existing capabilities compilation  

SciTech Connect

Photovoltaic Systems Test Facilities (PV-STFs) are used to evaluate complete photovoltaic systems, subsystems, and their interfaces. A general description of PV-STFs presently operated under the US Department of Energy's National Photovoltaics Program is presented, as well as descriptions of a number of privately operated facilities reflecting current understanding of those having test capabilities appropriate to PV hardware development. A summary of specific, representative test capabilities at the system and subsystem level is presented for each listed facility. This compilation indicates the range of system and subsystem test capabilities presently available to serve the needs of both the National Photovoltaics Program and the private sector photovoltaics industry.

None

1982-03-01

403

Public health operations in the JSOTF-P.  

PubMed

Medical personnel have a proven operational and strategic role as part of Counterinsurgency (COIN) and Foreign Internal Defense (FID) operations. In addition to the traditional employment of medical assets in Medical Civic Action Programs, commanders can utilize their medical resources in a teaching and educational capacity to effectively target an entire village (men, women, and children), with minimal logistical support. In the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines, Environmental Science Engineer Officers and veterinarians added additional capabilities and facilitated educational programs that stimulate the coordination of local, military, and government resources to improve public health infrastructure and make a sustainable, lasting impact. PMID:21455902

Rufolo, Dennis; Facciolla, Cyndie

2011-01-01

404

Preliminary Tests of Blowers of Three Designs Operating in Conjunction with a Wing-Duct Cooling System for Radial Engines, Special Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper is one of several dealing with methods intended to reduce the drag of present-day radial engine installations and improve the cooling at zero and low air speeds, The present paper describes model wind-tunnel tests of blowers of three designs tested in conjunction with a wing-nacelle combination. The principle of operation involved consists of drawing cooling air into ducts located in the wing root at the point of maximum slipstream velocity, passing the air through the engine baffles from rear to front, and exhausting the air through an annular slot located between the propeller and the engine with the aid of a blower mounted on the spinner. The test apparatus consisted essentially of a stub wing having a 5-foot chord and a 15-foot span, an engine nacelle of 20 inches diameter enclosing a 25-horsepower electric motor, and three blowers mounted on propeller spinners. Two of the blowers utilize centrifugal force while the other uses the lift from airfoils to force the air out radially through the exit slot. Maximum efficiencies of over 70 percent were obtained for the system as a whole. Pressures were measured over the entire flight range which were in excess of those necessary to cool present-day engines, The results indicated that blowers mounted on propeller spinners could be built sufficiently powerful and efficient to warrant their use as the only, or chief, means of forcing air through the cooling system, so that cooling would be independent of the speed of the airplane.

Biermann, David; Valentine, E. Floyd

1939-01-01

405

22 CFR 1300.4 - Operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CHALLENGE CORPORATION § 1300.4 Operations. In exercising its functions, duties, and responsibilities, MCC utilizes: (a) MCC staff, consisting of specialized offices performing specialized, administrative, legal and financial...

2010-04-01

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Protecting the public or setting the bar too high? Understanding the causes and consequences of regulatory actions of front-line regulators and specialized drug shop operators in Kenya.  

PubMed

The problem of poor regulatory compliance has been widely reported across private health providers in developing countries. Less known are the underlying reasons for poor compliance, especially with regards to the roles played by front-line regulatory staff, and the regulatory institution as a whole. We designed a qualitative study to address this gap, with the study questions and tools drawing on a conceptual framework informed by theoretical literature on regulation. Data were collected from specialized drug shops (SDSs) in two rural districts in Western Kenya in 2011 through eight focus group discussions, and from regulatory staff from organizations governing the pharmaceutical sector through a total of 24 in-depth interviews. We found that relationships between front-line regulators and SDS operators were a strong influence on regulatory behaviour, often resulting in non-compliance and perverse outcomes such as corruption. It emerged that separate regulatory streams operated in urban and rural locations, based mainly on differing relationships between the front-line regulators and SDS operators, and on broader factors such as the competition environment and community expectations. Effective incentive structures for regulatory staff were either absent, or poorly linked to performance in regulatory organizations, resulting in divergences between the purposes of the regulatory organization and activities of front-line staff. Given the rural-urban differences in the practice environment, the introduction of lower retail practice requirements for rural SDSs could be considered. This would allow illegally operated shops to be brought within the regulatory framework, facilitating good quality provision of essential commodities to marginalized areas, without lowering the practice requirements for the better complying urban SDSs. In addition, regulatory organizations need to devise incentives that better link the level of effort to rewards such as professional advancement of regulatory staff. PMID:24016728

Wafula, Francis; Molyneux, Catherine; Mackintosh, Maureen; Goodman, Catherine

2013-11-01

407

Protecting the public or setting the bar too high? Understanding the causes and consequences of regulatory actions of front-line regulators and specialized drug shop operators in Kenya  

PubMed Central

The problem of poor regulatory compliance has been widely reported across private health providers in developing countries. Less known are the underlying reasons for poor compliance, especially with regards to the roles played by front-line regulatory staff, and the regulatory institution as a whole. We designed a qualitative study to address this gap, with the study questions and tools drawing on a conceptual framework informed by theoretical literature on regulation. Data were collected from specialized drug shops (SDSs) in two rural districts in Western Kenya in 2011 through eight focus group discussions, and from regulatory staff from organizations governing the pharmaceutical sector through a total of 24 in-depth interviews. We found that relationships between front-line regulators and SDS operators were a strong influence on regulatory behaviour, often resulting in non-compliance and perverse outcomes such as corruption. It emerged that separate regulatory streams operated in urban and rural locations, based mainly on differing relationships between the front-line regulators and SDS operators, and on broader factors such as the competition environment and community expectations. Effective incentive structures for regulatory staff were either absent, or poorly linked to performance in regulatory organizations, resulting in divergences between the purposes of the regulatory organization and activities of front-line staff. Given the rural-urban differences in the practice environment, the introduction of lower retail practice requirements for rural SDSs could be considered. This would allow illegally operated shops to be brought within the regulatory framework, facilitating good quality provision of essential commodities to marginalized areas, without lowering the practice requirements for the better complying urban SDSs. In addition, regulatory organizations need to devise incentives that better link the level of effort to rewards such as professional advancement of regulatory staff. PMID:24016728

Wafula, Francis; Molyneux, Catherine; Mackintosh, Maureen; Goodman, Catherine

2013-01-01

408

Accelerator and electrodynamics capability review  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) uses capability reviews to assess the science, technology and engineering (STE) quality and institutional integration and to advise Laboratory Management on the current and future health of the STE. Capability reviews address the STE integration that LANL uses to meet mission requirements. The Capability Review Committees serve a dual role of providing assessment of the Laboratory's technical contributions and integration towards its missions and providing advice to Laboratory Management. The assessments and advice are documented in reports prepared by the Capability Review Committees that are delivered to the Director and to the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering (PADSTE). Laboratory Management will use this report for STE assessment and planning. LANL has defined fifteen STE capabilities. Electrodynamics and Accelerators is one of the seven STE capabilities that LANL Management (Director, PADSTE, technical Associate Directors) has identified for review in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. Accelerators and electrodynamics at LANL comprise a blend of large-scale facilities and innovative small-scale research with a growing focus on national security applications. This review is organized into five topical areas: (1) Free Electron Lasers; (2) Linear Accelerator Science and Technology; (3) Advanced Electromagnetics; (4) Next Generation Accelerator Concepts; and (5) National Security Accelerator Applications. The focus is on innovative technology with an emphasis on applications relevant to Laboratory mission. The role of Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) in support of accelerators/electrodynamics will be discussed. The review provides an opportunity for interaction with early career staff. Program sponsors and customers will provide their input on the value of the accelerator and electrodynamics capability to the Laboratory mission.

Jones, Kevin W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

409

Capable Exascale and beyond Moore's Law  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of an exascale computing capability with machines capable of executing O(1018) operations per second by the end of the decade will be characterized by significant and dramatic changes in computing hardware architecture from current (2014) petascale high-performance computers. From the perspective of computational science, this will be at least as disruptive as the transition from vector supercomputing to parallel supercomputing that occurred in the 1990s. This was one of the findings of a 2010 workshop on crosscutting technologies for exascale computing. The impact of these architectural changes on future applications development for the computational sciences community can now be anticipated in very general terms. While the community has been investigating the road to exascale worldwide in the last several years, there are still several barriers that need to be overcome to obtain general purpose exascale performance. Unfortunately there has been not as much progress been made, as one would have hope five or six years ago. In this presentation I will first address what is referred to as capable exascale computing and differentiate it from LINPACK exascale. I will repeat my assertion that LINPACK exascale will not be happening before 2020, and if it were, it would be inconsequential for progress in computational science. While the HPC community is working towards overcoming the barriers to capable exascale, there has been recently new progress in technologies and computational models that go beyond the CMOS based semiconductor devices and the traditional von Neumann architecture. I will highlight some recent results on these experimental machines, and assess their potential for HPC in the era past the "capable exascale".

Simon, Horst

2014-04-01

410

Natural Environment Capabilities at MSFC  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Natural Environments Branch at Marshall Space Flight Center is integral in developing, maintaining, and investigating NASA missions such as Space Launch Systems (SLS), currently under development, as well as many NASA and other agency satellite missions. We present the space environment capabilities of the Natural Environments Branch at MSFC. These in-house capabilities include model development, analysis of space and terrestrial related data, spacecraft charging anomaly investigations, surface charging modeling including Nascap-2k, space environment definition and radiation parts assessment. All aspects of space and terrestrial design are implemented with the goal of devising missions to be successful at launch and in the space environment of LEO, polar, GEO, and interplanetary orbits. In this poster, we show examples of recent applications of branch capabilities to NASA missions.

Parker, Linda Neergaard; Willis, Emily M.; Minow, Joseph I.

2014-01-01

411

Marshall Space Flight Center Test Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Test Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has over 50 facilities across 400+ acres inside a secure, fenced facility. The entire Center is located inside the boundaries of Redstone Arsenal, a 40,000 acre military reservation. About 150 Government and 250 contractor personnel operate facilities capable of all types of propulsion and structural testing, from small components to engine systems and structural strength, structural dynamic and environmental testing. We have tremendous engineering expertise in research, evaluation, analysis, design and development, and test of space transportation systems, subsystems, and components.

Hamilton, Jeffrey T.

2005-01-01

412

All-weather capability for rescue helicopters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Germany as well as in numerous other countries the air rescue system has been extended significantly since the first operation of the rescue helicopter Christoph 1. The primary target of the air rescue system was to guarantee fast and efficient emergency medical services for victims of accidents. During the years, the scope of the helicopter operations has been extended not only to other types of emergency medical services, but also to secondary medical services like the displacement of patients from hospitals to special service hospitals. While in general the displacement of patients is operated from well known and registered helipads, the primary rescue service currently has to rely on available onboard systems only. Those operations are risky and challenging for the pilots because of time pressure and the danger of obstacles in the environment of the helicopter. In addition, reduced visibility due to fog, rainfall or low light levels can further increase the risks or can make the services unavailable at all. Almost one decade ago, Eurocopter started the investigation of technologies and systems that could help the pilots to perform their tasks with reduced workload and risk, and to allow for a 24 h operation of helicopters irrespective of the weather conditions. After a number of preliminary studies, in 1995 the research program 'All-weather helicopter' has been started as a joint effort of Eurocopter and the supplier industry in Europe. The first phase of the program has been successfully completed in 1999 and the second phase is currently in progress.

Kreitmair-Steck, Wolfgang; Haisch, Stefan

2001-08-01

413

Agile Properties of Service Oriented Architectures for Network Enabled Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Network Enabled Capability (NEC) is the U.K. Ministry of Defence's response to the quickly changing conflict environment in which its forces must operate. In NEC, assets need to be integrated in context, to assist in human activity and provide dependable inter-operation. Different from traditional system engineering for the development of hardware equipments or software engineering for the development of software

Lu Liu; Duncan Russell; Jie Xu; John K Davies; Ken Irvin

414

Unusual capabilities and new programs  

SciTech Connect

A multipurpose NDE laboratory develops many techniques for special purposes. Without an intentional effort to relate these techniques to problems of the nuclear weapons community we pass by opportunities for valuable interchanges. Several solutions to weapons problems are described. Out of these descriptions better NDE techniques will emerge for use in examination of weapons and weapon components.

Janney, D.H.

1981-01-01

415

Estimating Heat and Mass Transfer Processes in Green Roof Systems: Current Modeling Capabilities and Limitations (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses estimating heat and mass transfer processes in green roof systems: current modeling capabilities and limitations. Green roofs are 'specialized roofing systems that support vegetation growth on rooftops.'

Tabares Velasco, P. C.

2011-04-01

416

Recent advances in quadrotor capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

I. SUMMARY OF CONTENTS This video features advanced control capabilities for a quadrotor helicopter. We use an Ascending Technologies Hummingbird quadrotor [1] in conjunction with a Vicon [2] motion capture system in a flight arena [3] . The video shows a single quadrotor flying through windows with only three inches of clearance on any side of the platform and perching

Daniel Mellinger; Nathan Michael; Michael Shomin; Vijay Kumar

2011-01-01

417

Research for new UAV capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses research for new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) capabilities. Findings indicate that UAV performance could be greatly enhanced by modest research. Improved sensors and communications enhance near term cost effectiveness. Improved engines, platforms, and stealth improve long term effectiveness.

Canavan, G.H.; Leadabrand, R.

1996-07-01

418

Resistor pulse-handling capability  

SciTech Connect

Methods for calculating pulse-handling capabilities of various resistor types are described. The work represents a compilation of studies derived from various sources, as indicated in the bibliography. The results indicate that resistors may be subjected to short-duration pulses exceeding their rated powers without sustaining permanent damage.

Horner, L.E.

1981-04-01

419

Solar mechanics thermal response capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many applications, the thermal response of structures exposed to solar heat loads is of interest. Solar mechanics governing equations were developed and integrated with the Calore thermal response code via user subroutines to provide this computational simulation capability. Solar heat loads are estimated based on the latitude and day of the year. Vector algebra is used to determine the

Dobranich; Dean D

2009-01-01

420

The renewal of regional capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The innovativeness of a region depends on its ability to recombine technological, organisational and scientific capabilities. This recombination can be facilitated by regional policies. In the past, these policies provided a stable set of “local collective competition goods” supporting interorganisational patterns of cooperation, communication and competition. Given the increasing uncertainties of an internationalised knowledge society, these stable regional orders are

Martin Heidenreich

2005-01-01

421

Capability and Learning to Choose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Capability Approach (henceforth CA) is in the first place an approach to the evaluation of individual well-being and social welfare. Many disciplines refer to the CA, first and foremost welfare economics, development studies and political philosophy. Educational theory was not among the first disciplines that took notice of the CA, but has a…

LeBmann, Ortrud

2009-01-01

422

Capability 9.3 Assembly and Deployment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Large space systems are required for a range of operational, commercial and scientific missions objectives however, current launch vehicle capacities substantially limit the size of space systems (on-orbit or planetary). Assembly and Deployment is the process of constructing a spacecraft or system from modules which may in turn have been constructed from sub-modules in a hierarchical fashion. In-situ assembly of space exploration vehicles and systems will require a broad range of operational capabilities, including: Component transfer and storage, fluid handling, construction and assembly, test and verification. Efficient execution of these functions will require supporting infrastructure, that can: Receive, store and protect (materials, components, etc.); hold and secure; position, align and control; deploy; connect/disconnect; construct; join; assemble/disassemble; dock/undock; and mate/demate.

Dorsey, John

2005-01-01

423

LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Given the swath table files, the segment set for one country and cloud cover data, the SAGE program determines how many times and under what conditions each segment is accessed by satellites. The program writes a record for each segment on a data file which contains the pertinent acquisition data. The weather data file can also be generated from a NASA supplied tape. The Segment Acquisition Selector Program (SACS) selects data from the segment reference file based upon data input manually and from a crop window file. It writes the extracted data to a data acquisition file and prints two summary reports. The POUT program reads from associated LACIE files and produces printed reports. The major types of reports that can be produced are: (1) Substrate Reference Data Reports, (2) Population Mean, Standard Deviation and Histogram Reports, (3) Histograms of Monte Carlo Statistics Reports, and (4) Frequency of Sample Segment Acquisitions Reports.

1976-01-01

424

LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The program EPHEMS computes the orbital parameters for up to two vehicles orbiting the earth for up to 549 days. The data represents a continuous swath about the earth, producing tables which can be used to determine when and if certain land segments will be covered. The program GRID processes NASA's climatology tape to obtain the weather indices along with associated latitudes and longitudes. The program LUMP takes substrata historical data and sample segment ID, crop window, crop window error and statistical data, checks for valid input parameters and generates the segment ID file, crop window file and the substrata historical file. Finally, the System Error Executive (SEE) Program checks YES error and truth data, CAMS error data, and signature extension data for validity and missing elements. A message is printed for each error found.

1976-01-01

425

LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The requirements and processing logic for the LACIE Error Model program (LEM) are described. This program is an integral part of the Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment (LACIE) system. LEM is that portion of the LPP (LACIE Performance Predictor) which simulates the sample segment classification, strata yield estimation, and production aggregation. LEM controls repetitive Monte Carlo trials based on input error distributions to obtain statistical estimates of the wheat area, yield, and production at different levels of aggregation. LEM interfaces with the rest of the LPP through a set of data files.

1976-01-01

426

ON QUASINILPOTENT OPERATORS. III  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a continuation of our study (9), (3) of quasinilpo- tent operators in which we obtain some new hyperinvariant-subspace the- orems for such operators. We also prove a structure theorem about certain quasinilpotent operators and reduce the hyperinvariant subspace problem for quasinilpotent operators to a special subcase.

CIPRIAN FOIAS; BONG JUNG; EUNGIL KO; CARL PEARCY

2005-01-01

427

Orbital lifetime capabilities of digital programs RMDAP and Monster  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The orbital lifetime study capabilities of the Reference Mission Design and Analysis Program (RMDAP) and the Apollo Mission Planning and Real-Time Rendezvous Support Program (ARRS or Monster) were studied. Output and program versatility, that is, the methods with which each program permits user definition of the major factors affecting orbital lifetimes, are discussed. In addition, orbit maintenance is examined and sample runs are compared. Since each program has special capabilities in different areas, it is left to the investigator's discretion as to the preferable program to employ for his lifetime study purposes.

1975-01-01

428

Debating space security: Capabilities and vulnerabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The U.S. position in the debate on space security has been that (1) space-based systems could be developed and used to obtain decisive warfighting superiority over an adversary, and (2) these space-based systems, because they might give such an inordinate advantage over any adversary, will be attacked. The Russians and Chinese, in contrast, claim to be threatened by U.S. aspirations in space but deny that they pose a serious threat to U.S. space-based systems. They view the development of advanced military space systems by the United States as evidence of a growing gap of military capabilities limited only by technological—not political—constraints. They argue that U.S. missile defense systems operating in coordination with advanced satellite sensors would weaken their nuclear retaliatory potential. This dissertation argues that the positions held by both of these parties are more extreme than warranted. An analytical evaluation quickly narrows the touted capabilities and assumed vulnerabilities of space systems to a much smaller set of concerns that can be addressed by collaboration. Chapter 2: Operationally Responsive Space (ORS): Is 24/7 Warfighter Support Feasible? demonstrates the infeasibility of dramatically increasing U.S. warfighting superiority by using satellites. Chapter 3: What Can be Achieved by Attacking Satellites? makes the case that although U.S. armed forces rely extensively on its satellite infrastructure, that does not immediately make them desirable targets. The functions performed by military satellites are diffused among large constellations with redundancies. Also, some of the functions performed by these satellites can be substituted for by other terrestrial and aerial systems. Chapter 4: The Limits of Chinese Anti-Satellite Missiles demonstrates that anti-satellite (ASAT) intercepts are very complex under realistic conditions and that a potential adversary with space capabilities comparable to China's has very limited capability to use ASATs in a real-world battle scenario. Finally, in order to evaluate the chief concern raised by the Russians and Chinese, chapter 5: Satellites, Missile Defense and Space Security simulates a boost-phase missile defense system cued by the advanced Space Tracking and Surveillance (STSS) sensors. It demonstrates that even under best case assumptions, the STSS sensors are not good enough for the boost-phase missile defense system to successfully intercept and destroy an ICBM. Together, these chapters aim to narrow the contentions in the debate on space security thereby fostering the international colloboration and data sharing needed to ensure safe operations in space.

Sankaran, Jaganath

429

CNET Special Report: Linux  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Linux is a stable, relatively adaptable Operating System (OS) that has been distributed for free since its creation by Linus Torvalds in 1991. Since then, Torvalds has coordinated further development of this system by hundreds of computer professionals and hobbyists. For various reasons, this Unix clone OS has been getting quite a bit of attention lately, and some believe it could be a viable alternative to the most popular business OS, Windows NT. This CNET Special Report calls Linux the "upstart OS." It considers the past and the future of Linux.

430

Windows 2000 Special Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The latest incarnation of the Operating System (OS) used on over 90 percent of the world's personal computers is due for release on February 17. Despite its name, Windows 2000 is more the successor to NT 4.0 than Windows 98, and this special report from ZDNet helps users decipher what's new and improved and what's not, as well as covering the pros and cons of upgrading. In addition, the report includes several reviews of Windows 2000 features, discusses compatibility issues, offers some upgrade accessories, and speculates on the impact the new OS will have on Microsoft's future.

431

Small, Low Cost, Launch Capability Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A recent explosion in nano-sat, small-sat, and university class payloads has been driven by low cost electronics and sensors, wide component availability, as well as low cost, miniature computational capability and open source code. Increasing numbers of these very small spacecraft are being launched as secondary payloads, dramatically decreasing costs, and allowing greater access to operations and experimentation using actual space flight systems. While manifesting as a secondary payload provides inexpensive rides to orbit, these arrangements also have certain limitations. Small, secondary payloads are typically included with very limited payload accommodations, supported on a non interference basis (to the prime payload), and are delivered to orbital conditions driven by the primary launch customer. Integration of propulsion systems or other hazardous capabilities will further complicate secondary launch arrangements, and accommodation requirements. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center has begun work on the development of small, low cost launch system concepts that could provide dedicated, affordable launch alternatives to small, high risk university type payloads and spacecraft. These efforts include development of small propulsion systems and highly optimized structural efficiency, utilizing modern advanced manufacturing techniques. This paper outlines the plans and accomplishments of these efforts and investigates opportunities for truly revolutionary reductions in launch and operations costs. Both evolution of existing sounding rocket systems to orbital delivery, and the development of clean sheet, optimized small launch systems are addressed.

Brown, Thomas

2014-01-01

432

Resistive Plate Chamber Efficiency & Rate Capability Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bakelite-based resistive plate chambers (RPCs) are particle detectors commonly used in muon trigger systems for high-energy physics experiments. Bakelite RPCs combine fast response, sufficient position resolution and low cost, and they can be operated at instantaneous background rates up to approximately 1.5 kHz/cm^2. Current and future collider experiments will demand operation of trigger RPCs under background rates higher than what is currently achieved. The rate capability is related to the bulk and surface conductivities of the Bakelite material used for the plates bordering the active gas volume in the RPCs. At the LHC and RHIC, these surfaces are coated with linseed oil, which lowers the surface resistivity of the Bakelite, which, to a point, improves the rate capability of the detectors. We have doped our own plates with various concentrations of carbon black. Over the past year we have tested RPCs with Bakelite plates of different resistivity using cosmic ray muons and radioactive Fe55 sources to emulate different levels of background in the detector. Results on the RPC efficiencies at different background rates and for different Bakelite coatings will be presented.

Candocia, Max

2012-10-01

433

Annals of Operations Research Special issue on  

E-print Network

world, for example in banking, healthcare, education, transportation, and so on. For this volume we preparation at http://www.springer.com/journal/10479 All manuscripts should be submitted online at http process starts once the paper received, accepted papers will be published individually online

434

Terra mission operations: Launch to the present (and beyond)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Terra satellite, flagship of NASA's long-term Earth Observing System (EOS) Program, continues to provide useful earth science observations well past its 5-year design lifetime. This paper describes the evolution of Terra operations, including challenges and successes and the steps taken to preserve science requirements and prolong spacecraft life. Working cooperatively with the Terra science and instrument teams, including NASA's international partners, the mission operations team has successfully kept the Terra operating continuously, resolving challenges and adjusting operations as needed. Terra retains all of its observing capabilities (except Short Wave Infrared) despite its age. The paper also describes concepts for future operations. This paper will review the Terra spacecraft mission successes and unique spacecraft component designs that provided significant benefits extending mission life and science. In addition, it discusses special activities as well as anomalies and corresponding recovery efforts. Lastly, it discusses future plans for continued operations.

Kelly, Angelita; Moyer, Eric; Mantziaras, Dimitrios; Case, Warren

2014-09-01

435

Capability and Learning to Choose  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Capability Approach (henceforth CA) is in the first place an approach to the evaluation of individual well-being and social\\u000a welfare. Many disciplines refer to the CA, first and foremost welfare economics, development studies and political philosophy.\\u000a Educational theory was not among the first disciplines that took notice of the CA, but has a rising interest in it. This paper

Ortrud Leßmann

2009-01-01

436

Exploration Medical Capability - Technology Watch  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the Technology Watch process are to identify emerging, high-impact technologies that augment current ExMC development efforts, and to work with academia, industry, and other government agencies to accelerate the development of medical care and research capabilities for the mitigation of potential health issues that could occur during space exploration missions. The establishment of collaborations with these entities is beneficial to technology development, assessment and/or insertion. Such collaborations also further NASA s goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for human exploration. The Tech Watch project addresses requirements and capabilities identified by knowledge and technology gaps that are derived from a discrete set of medical conditions that are most likely to occur on exploration missions. These gaps are addressed through technology readiness level assessments, market surveys, collaborations and distributed innovation opportunities. Ultimately, these gaps need to be closed with respect to exploration missions, and may be achieved through technology development projects. Information management is a key aspect to this process where Tech Watch related meetings, research articles, collaborations and partnerships are tracked by the HRP s Exploration Medical Capabilities (ExMC) Element. In 2011, ExMC will be introducing the Tech Watch external website and evidence wiki that will provide access to ExMC technology and knowledge gaps, technology needs and requirements documents.

Krihak, Michael; Watkins, Sharmila; Barr, Yael; Barsten, Kristina; Fung, Paul; Baumann, David

2011-01-01

437

Evolving Capabilities for Virtual Globes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Though thin-client spatial visualization software like Google Earth and NASA World Wind enjoy widespread popularity, a common criticism is their general lack of analytical functionality. This concern, however, is rapidly being addressed; standard and advanced geographic information system (GIS) capabilities are being developed for virtual globes--though not centralized into a single implementation or software package. The innovation is mostly originating from the user community. Three such capabilities relevant to the earth science, education, and emergency management communities are modeling dynamic spatial phenomena, real-time data collection and visualization, and multi-input collaborative databases. Modeling dynamic spatial phenomena has been facilitated through joining virtual globe geometry definitions--like KML--to relational databases. Real-time data collection uses short scripts to transform user-contributed data into a format usable by virtual globe software. Similarly, collaborative data collection for virtual globes has become possible by dynamically referencing online, multi-person spreadsheets. Examples of these functions include mapping flows within a karst watershed, real-time disaster assessment and visualization, and a collaborative geyser eruption spatial decision support system. Virtual globe applications will continue to evolve further analytical capabilities, more temporal data handling, and from nano to intergalactic scales. This progression opens education and research avenues in all scientific disciplines.

Glennon, A.

2006-12-01

438

Energy Management and Control System: Desired Capabilities and Functionality  

SciTech Connect

This document discusses functions and capabilities of a typical building/facility energy management and control systems (EMCS). The overall intent is to provide a building operator, manager or engineer with basic background information and recommended functions, capabilities, and good/best practices that will enable the control systems to be fully utilized/optimized, resulting in improved building occupant quality of life and more reliable, energy efficient facilities.

Hatley, Darrel D.; Meador, Richard J.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Brambley, Michael R.; Wouden, Carl

2005-04-29

439

14 CFR 91.715 - Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft...OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Foreign Aircraft Operations...Board Such Aircraft § 91.715 Special flight authorizations for foreign civil...

2014-01-01

440

14 CFR 91.715 - Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft...OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Foreign Aircraft Operations...Board Such Aircraft § 91.715 Special flight authorizations for foreign civil...

2012-01-01

441

14 CFR 91.715 - Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special flight authorizations for foreign civil aircraft...OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Foreign Aircraft Operations...Board Such Aircraft § 91.715 Special flight authorizations for foreign civil...

2010-01-01

442

Computer algebra and operators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The symbolic computation of operator expansions is discussed. Some of the capabilities that prove useful when performing computer algebra computations involving operators are considered. These capabilities may be broadly divided into three areas: the algebraic manipulation of expressions from the algebra generated by operators; the algebraic manipulation of the actions of the operators upon other mathematical objects; and the development of appropriate normal forms and simplification algorithms for operators and their actions. Brief descriptions are given of the computer algebra computations that arise when working with various operators and their actions.

Fateman, Richard; Grossman, Robert

1989-01-01

443

NNSA/NV Consequence Management Capabilities for Radiological Emergency Response  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office (NNSA/NV) provides an integrated Consequence Management (CM) response capability for the (NNSA) in the event of a radiological emergency. This encompasses planning, technical operations, and home team support. As the lead organization for CM planning and operations, NNSA/NV coordinates the response of the following assets during the planning and operational phases of a radiological accident or incident: (1) Predictive dispersion modeling through the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the High Consequence Assessment Group at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); (2) Regional radiological emergency assistance through the eight Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) regional response centers; (3) Medical advice and assistance through the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; (4) Aerial radiological mapping using the fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft of the Aerial Measuring System (AMS); (5) Consequence Management Planning Teams (CMPT) and Consequence Management Response Teams (CMRT) to provide CM field operations and command and control. Descriptions of the technical capabilities employed during planning and operations are given below for each of the elements comprising the integrated CM capability.

D. R. Bowman

2002-10-01

444

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research  

E-print Network

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume on Behavioral Considerations to decisionmaking processes (both individual and organizational). We invite high quality research papers submissions to a special volume of the Annals of Operations Research that is devoted

445

Summary of DOE Incineration Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes and compares operating capacities, waste acceptance criteria, and permits pertaining to the U.S. Department of Energy's three mixed waste incinerators. The information will assist Department evaluation of the incinerators.

Knecht, M.

1998-07-01

446

SPECIAL RELATIVITY Introduction  

E-print Network

SPECIAL RELATIVITY Introduction: When Mr. La Rosa started talking about relativity in class, I velocity between your car and the pavement must be less than 70 mph". Relative velocities are OK. Special to the theory of special relativity. In special relativity, the velocity of light is special. Anything moving

La Rosa, Andres H.

447

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Editorial Note: For the text of SFAR No. 97, see part 91 of this...

2014-01-01

448

The Capabilities of Space Stations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the past two years the U.S. space station program has evolved to a three-phased international program, with the first phase consisting of the use of the U.S. Space Shuttle and the upgrading and use of the Russian Mir Space Station, and the second and third phases consisting of the assembly and use of the new International Space Station. Projected capabilities for research, and plans for utilization, have also evolved and it has been difficult for those not directly involved in the design and engineering of these space stations to learn and understand their technical details. The Committee on the Space Station of the National Research Council, with the concurrence of NASA, undertook to write this short report in order to provide concise and objective information on space stations and platforms -- with emphasis on the Mir Space Station and International Space Station -- and to supply a summary of the capabilities of previous, existing, and planned space stations. In keeping with the committee charter and with the task statement for this report, the committee has summarized the research capabilities of five major space platforms: the International Space Station, the Mir Space Station, the Space Shuttle (with a Spacelab or Spacehab module in its cargo bay), the Space Station Freedom (which was redesigned to become the International Space Station in 1993 and 1994), and Skylab. By providing the summary, together with brief descriptions of the platforms, the committee hopes to assist interested readers, including scientists and engineers, government officials, and the general public, in evaluating the utility of each system to meet perceived user needs.

1995-01-01

449

A bivariate process capability index  

E-print Network

. Determining BCs 3. Developing BC? 4. Confidence Intervals for BC? 8 10 12 12 12 12 16 18 19 IV RESULTS V CONCLUSIONS . REFERENCES APPENDIX A . . APPENDIX B . . 25 27 29 VITA . 35 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page Two ur 'variate C?s as a... index is a measure of potential process capability. In view of the fact that the true means and covariance matrix of a bivariate normal process are unknown, we also derive an estimator for BCs, expressed as BCs. As a practical aid, we show...

Michalski, Susan Lohmer

1992-01-01

450

Determining your organization's 'risk capability'.  

PubMed

An assessment of a provider's level of risk capability should focus on three key elements: Business intelligence, including sophisticated analytical models that can offer insight into the expected cost and quality of care for a given population. Clinical enterprise maturity, marked by the ability to improve health outcomes and to manage utilization and costs to drive change. Revenue transformation, emphasizing the need for a revenue cycle platform that allows for risk acceptance and management and that provides incentives for performance against defined objectives. PMID:24851456

Hannah, Bill; Hancock, Melinda

2014-05-01

451

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION  

E-print Network

HANDBOOK SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION (APA-Accredited and NASP-Approved) IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAM University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee For students, faculty, and supervisors 2013 to provide information specific to the School Psychology specialization. This specialization is fully

Saldin, Dilano

452

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Special production of plant materials. 613.4 Section 613.4...OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS PLANT MATERIALS CENTERS § 613.4 Special production of plant materials. NRCS can produce...

2012-01-01

453

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Special production of plant materials. 613.4 Section 613.4...OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS PLANT MATERIALS CENTERS § 613.4 Special production of plant materials. NRCS can produce...

2013-01-01

454

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 false Special production of plant materials. 613.4 Section 613.4...OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS PLANT MATERIALS CENTERS § 613.4 Special production of plant materials. NRCS can produce...

2014-01-01

455

42 CFR 412.92 - Special treatment: Sole community hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.92 Special treatment: Sole community hospitals. (a...An improved road includes the paved surface up to the front entrance of the...

2012-10-01

456

42 CFR 412.92 - Special treatment: Sole community hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.92 Special treatment: Sole community hospitals. (a...An improved road includes the paved surface up to the front entrance of the...

2014-10-01

457

42 CFR 412.92 - Special treatment: Sole community hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.92 Special treatment: Sole community hospitals. (a...An improved road includes the paved surface up to the front entrance of the...

2013-10-01

458

NASA Biomedical Informatics Capabilities and Needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To improve on-orbit clinical capabilities by developing and providing operational support for intelligent, robust, reliable, and secure, enterprise-wide and comprehensive health care and biomedical informatics systems with increasing levels of autonomy, for use on Earth, low Earth orbit & exploration class missions. Biomedical Informatics is an emerging discipline that has been defined as the study, invention, and implementation of structures and algorithms to improve communication, understanding and management of medical information. The end objective of biomedical informatics is the coalescing of data, knowledge, and the tools necessary to apply that data and knowledge in the decision-making process, at the time and place that a decision needs to be made.

Johnson-Throop, Kathy A.

2009-01-01

459

Amartya Sen's Capability Approach and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The human capabilities approach developed by the economist Amartya Sen links development, quality of life and freedom. This article explores the key ideas in the capability approach of: capability, functioning, agency, human diversity and public participation in generating valued capabilities. It then considers how these ideas relate specifically…

Walker, Melanie

2005-01-01

460

Special Training Aids for Remedial Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of vocational education teaching aids that originated in a special needs summer workshop at Arizona State Industrial School; the units are aimed at the potential dropout/special needs type of student (rather than the handicapped) who because of cultural, psychological, or aptitudinal reasons is not able to operate on a…

Arizona State Industrial School, Ft. Grant. Dept. of Vocational Education.

461

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research  

E-print Network

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Operations Research Confronting the Crisis The Annals of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on Operations Research opportunities have arisen for the development and application of operations research (OR) methodologies

462

Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Final Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

After takeoff, aircraft must merge into en route (Center) airspace traffic flows that may be subject to constraints that create localized demand/capacity imbalances. When demand exceeds capacity, Traffic Management Coordinators (TMCs) and Frontline Managers (FLMs) often use tactical departure scheduling to manage the flow of departures into the constrained Center traffic flow. Tactical departure scheduling usually involves a Call for Release (CFR) procedure wherein the Tower must call the Center to coordinate a release time prior to allowing the flight to depart. In present-day operations release times are computed by the Center Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) decision support tool, based upon manual estimates of aircraft ready time verbally communicated from the Tower to the Center. The TMA-computed release time is verbally communicated from the Center back to the Tower where it is relayed to the Local controller as a release window that is typically three minutes wide. The Local controller will manage the departure to meet the coordinated release time window. Manual ready time prediction and verbal release time coordination are labor intensive and prone to inaccuracy. Also, use of release time windows adds uncertainty to the tactical departure process. Analysis of more than one million flights from January 2011 indicates that a significant number of tactically scheduled aircraft missed their en route slot due to ready time prediction uncertainty. Uncertainty in ready time estimates may result in missed opportunities to merge into constrained en route flows and lead to lost throughput. Next Generation Air Transportation System plans call for development of Tower automation systems capable of computing surface trajectory-based ready time estimates. NASA has developed the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) concept that improves tactical departure scheduling by automatically communicating surface trajectory-based ready time predictions and departure runway assignments to the Center scheduling tool. The PDRC concept also incorporates earlier NASA and FAA research into automation-assisted CFR coordination. The PDRC concept reduces uncertainty by automatically communicating coordinated release times with seconds-level precision enabling TMCs and FLMs to work with target times rather than windows. NASA has developed a PDRC prototype system that integrates the Center's TMA system with a research prototype Tower decision support tool. A two-phase field evaluation was conducted at NASA's North Texas Research Station in Dallas/Fort Worth. The field evaluation validated the PDRC concept and demonstrated reduced release time uncertainty while being used for tactical departure scheduling of more than 230 operational flights over 29 weeks of operations. This paper presents research results from the PDRC research activity. Companion papers present the Concept of Operations and a Technology Description.

Engelland, Shawn A.; Capps, Richard; Day, Kevin Brian; Kistler, Matthew Stephen; Gaither, Frank; Juro, Greg

2013-01-01

463

Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Technology Description  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

After takeoff, aircraft must merge into en route (Center) airspace traffic flows which may be subject to constraints that create localized demand-capacity imbalances. When demand exceeds capacity, Traffic Management Coordinators (TMCs) often use tactical departure scheduling to manage the flow of departures into the constrained Center traffic flow. Tactical departure scheduling usually involves use of a Call for Release (CFR) procedure wherein the Tower must call the Center TMC to coordinate a release time prior to allowing the flight to depart. In present-day operations release times are computed by the Center Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) decision support tool based upon manual estimates of aircraft ready time verbally communicated from the Tower to the Center. The TMA-computed release is verbally communicated from the Center back to the Tower where it is relayed to the Local controller as a release window that is typically three minutes wide. The Local controller will manage the departure to meet the coordinated release time window. Manual ready time prediction and verbal release time coordination are labor intensive and prone to inaccuracy. Also, use of release time windows adds uncertainty to the tactical departure process. Analysis of more than one million flights from January 2011 indicates that a significant number of tactically scheduled aircraft missed their en route slot due to ready time prediction uncertainty. Uncertainty in ready time estimates may result in missed opportunities to merge into constrained en route flows and lead to lost throughput. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) plans call for development of Tower automation systems capable of computing surface trajectory-based ready time estimates. NASA has developed the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) concept that uses this technology to improve tactical departure scheduling by automatically communicating surface trajectory-based ready time predictions to the Center scheduling tool. The PDRC concept also incorporates earlier NASA and FAA research into automation-assisted CFR coordination. The PDRC concept helps reduce uncertainty by automatically communicating coordinated release times with seconds-level precision enabling TMCs to work with target times rather than windows. NASA has developed a PDRC prototype system that integrates the Center's TMA system with a research prototype Tower decision support tool. A two-phase field evaluation was conducted at NASA's North Texas Research Station (NTX) in Dallas-Fort Worth. The field evaluation validated the PDRC concept and demonstrated reduced release time uncertainty while being used for tactical departure scheduling of more than 230 operational flights over 29 weeks of operations. This paper presents the Technology Description. Companion papers include the Final Report and a Concept of Operations.

Engelland, Shawn A.; Capps, Richard; Day, Kevin; Robinson, Corissia; Null, Jody R.

2013-01-01

464

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special...of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations...unicellular plants such as yeast, molds, or fungi to produce...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR...

2013-07-01

465

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special...of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations...unicellular plants such as yeast, molds, or fungi to produce...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR...

2010-07-01

466

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special...of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations...unicellular plants such as yeast, molds, or fungi to produce...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR...

2011-07-01

467

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special...of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations...unicellular plants such as yeast, molds, or fungi to produce...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR...

2014-07-01

468

Experimental Validation: Subscale Aircraft Ground Facilities and Integrated Test Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Experimental testing is an important aspect of validating complex integrated safety critical aircraft technologies. The Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research (AirSTAR) Testbed is being developed at NASA Langley to validate technologies under conditions that cannot be flight validated with full-scale vehicles. The AirSTAR capability comprises a series of flying sub-scale models, associated ground-support equipment, and a base research station at NASA Langley. The subscale model capability utilizes a generic 5.5% scaled transport class vehicle known as the Generic Transport Model (GTM). The AirSTAR Ground Facilities encompass the hardware and software infrastructure necessary to provide comprehensive support services for the GTM testbed. The ground facilities support remote piloting of the GTM aircraft, and include all subsystems required for data/video telemetry, experimental flight control algorithm implementation and evaluation, GTM simulation, data recording/archiving, and audio communications. The ground facilities include a self-contained, motorized vehicle serving as a mobile research command/operations center, capable of deployment to remote sites when conducting GTM flight experiments. The ground facilities also include a laboratory based at NASA LaRC providing near identical capabilities as the mobile command/operations center, as well as the capability to receive data/video/audio from, and send data/audio to the mobile command/operations center during GTM flight experiments.

Bailey, Roger M.; Hostetler, Robert W., Jr.; Barnes, Kevin N.; Belcastro, Celeste M.; Belcastro, Christine M.

2005-01-01

469

NUCLEAR INCIDENT CAPABILITIES, KNOWLEDGE & ENABLER LEVERAGING  

SciTech Connect

The detonation of a 10 Kiloton Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) is a serious scenario that the United States must be prepared to address. The likelihood of a single nuclear bomb exploding in a single city is greater today than at the height of the Cold War. Layered defenses against domestic nuclear terrorism indicate that our government continues to view the threat as credible. The risk of such an event is further evidenced by terrorists desire to acquire nuclear weapons. The act of nuclear terrorism, particularly an act directed against a large population center in the United States, will overwhelm the capabilities of many local and state governments to respond, and will seriously challenge existing federal response capabilities. A 10 Kiloton IND detonation would cause total infrastructure damage in a 3-mile radius and levels of radiation spanning out 3,000 square miles. In a densely populated urban area, the anticipated casualties would be in excess of several hundred thousand. Although there would be enormous loss of life, housing and infrastructure, an IND detonation is a recoverable event. We can reduce the risk of these high-consequence, nontraditional threats by enhancing our nuclear detection architecture and establishing well planned and rehearsed plans for coordinated response. It is also important for us to identify new and improved ways to foster collaboration regarding the response to the IND threat to ensure the demand and density of expertise required for such an event is postured and prepared to mobilize, integrate, and support a myriad of anticipated challenges. We must be prepared to manage the consequences of such an event in a deliberate manner and get beyond notions of total devastation by adopting planning assumptions around survivability and resiliency. Planning for such a scenario needs to be decisive in determining a response based on competencies and desired outcomes. It is time to synthesize known threats and plausible consequences into action. Much work needs to be accomplished to enhance nuclear preparedness and to substantially bolster and clarify the capacity to deploy competent resources. Until detailed plans are scripted, and personnel and other resources are postured, and exercised, IND specific planning remains an urgent need requiring attention and action. Although strategic guidance, policies, concepts of operations, roles, responsibilities, and plans governing the response and consequence management for the IND scenario exist, an ongoing integration challenge prevails regarding how best to get capable and competent surge capacity personnel (disaster reservists) and other resources engaged and readied in an up-front manner with pre-scripted assignments to augment the magnitude of anticipated demands of expertise. With the above in mind, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) puts science to work to create and deploy practical, high-value, cost-effective nuclear solutions. As the Department of Energy's (DOE) applied research and development laboratory, SRNL supports Savannah River Site (SRS) operations, DOE, national initiatives, and other federal agencies, across the country and around the world. SRNL's parent at SRS also employs more than 8,000 personnel. The team is a great asset that seeks to continue their service in the interest of national security and stands ready to accomplish new missions. Overall, an integral part of the vision for SRNL's National and Homeland Security Directorate is the establishment of a National Security Center at SRNL, and development of state of the science capabilities (technologies and trained technical personnel) for responding to emergency events on local, regional, or national scales. This entails leveraging and posturing the skills, knowledge and experience base of SRS personnel to deliver an integrated capability to support local, state, and federal authorities through the development of pre-scripted requests for assistance, agreements, and plans. It also includes developing plans, training, exercises, recruitment strategies, and processes to e

Kinney, J.; Newman, J.; Goodwyn, A.; Dewes, J.

2011-04-18

470

TCP Performance over Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The deployment of optical access networks is considered by many as the sole solution able to cope with the ever-increasing bandwidth needs of data and media applications. Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) are being adopted by many operators worldwide as their preferred fiber-to-the-home network architecture. In such systems, the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer is a key aspect of their operation and performance.

Orozco, Julio; Ros, David

471

Safety and mission capabilities of manned launch vehicles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The safety of vertical launched manned spacecraft, including capsules and winged vehicles, is discussed using Hermes and a manned capsule suitable for Ariane 5 as examples. The relative safety gains of different rescue systems are assessed by analyzing their properties, such as mission capabilities, weight, and operational aspects. The advantages of these rescue systems are also considered from the standpoint of the safety of manned spacecraft. The evaluation also includes such operational spects as mission abort during ascent and payload accommodation.

Utz, H.; Hornik, A.; Sax, H.; Loetzerich, K.

1992-08-01

472

Enhancing the Real-Time Capability of the Linux Kernel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Linux has become one of the most popular UNIX operating systems. Commercial support for Linux and adoption of Linux in real world applications have now started to emerge. Some of the applications have strict real-time requirements. We discuss how to make Linux a real-time operating system. The real-time capability is achieved by three new kernel mechanisms. We port a microtimer

Yu-chung Wang; Kwei-jay Lin

1998-01-01

473

Microcomputers: An Available Technology for Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes the capabilities and features of basic microcomputer systems and describes special education applications: computer assisted instruction, prosthesis, testing, communication, and enhancing personal relations. Problems such as the availability of authoring languages, high quality educational software, and computer safety are…

Joiner, Lee Marvin; And Others

1980-01-01

474

On sensitivity analysis of low probability of intercept (LPI) capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

For operational purposes, the low probability of intercept (LPI) capability of a waveform is usually quantified by the area of being intercepted by a detector. The radius of a circular area equivalent to the vulnerable area, the Circular equivalent vulnerable radius (CEVR), is used to indicate the vulnerability. In this paper, we show that CEVR is a function of three

Peter H. Wu

2005-01-01

475

U.S. MERCURY RECYCLERS PROVIDE EXPANDED PROCESS CAPABILITIES  

EPA Science Inventory

This article summarizes the treatment capabilities of U.S. plants recovering mercury from a variety of secondaries. here are six non-captive U.S. operations that accept various types of mercury-containing secondaries and wastes for mercury recovery, not including those firms spec...

476

Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios  

E-print Network

Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios Karim--We study the feasibility of having various hu- manoid robots undertake some tasks from those challenged by the DARPA's call on disaster operations. Hence, we focus on locomotion tasks that apparently require human

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

477

Forward blocking capability of double gate IGBTs at high temperatures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Forward blocking capability of double gate IGBTs (DG-IGBT) at high temperature was analysed using numerical simulations. It was found that the DG-IGBT behaves like a DMOS transistor at 200°C with much lower leakage current compared with that of a conventional IGBT. This result suggests that the DG-IGBT can safely operate at temperatures up to 200°C.

Huang, Qin; Amaratunga, Gehan

1995-05-01

478

Revamping Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need to change and improve the special education system, looking at the growth of special education; rising special education costs; and the dangers of training students for a lifetime of entitlement and to believe they are immune to discipline. Describes the three distinct populations served by special education. Concludes by…

Horn, Wade F.; Tynan, Douglas

2001-01-01

479

Operating requirements for and historical operations of Arctic offshore drilling systems in the United States  

SciTech Connect

Many of the floating and bottom-founded drilling structures used for oil and gas exploration in the US Arctic have recently been proposed for use in the Russian Arctic offshore. This paper describes the US Arctic environmental conditions in terms of operation capabilities for the various types of drilling systems. A brief description of the various types of drilling systems used to date in the US Arctic is provided as background information. Also presented are the special regulatory requirements and contingency plans which have been developed for offshore Arctic drilling-system operations. The paper will summarize information on the operating experiences of the various drilling systems used in the US Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to date.

Regg, J.; Breitmeier, J.; Walker, J. [Dept. of the Interior, Anchorage, Alaska (United States). Minerals Management Service

1995-12-31

480

Capability engineering: transforming defence acquisition in Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Capability engineering, a new methodology with the potential to transform defence planning and acquisition, is described. The impact of capability engineering on existing defence business processes and organizations is being explored in Canada during the course of a four-year Technology Demonstration Project called Collaborative Capability Definition, Engineering and Management (CapDEM). Having completed the first of three experimentation spirals within this project, a high-level capability engineering process model has been defined. The process begins by mapping strategic defence guidance onto defence capabilities, using architectural models that articulate the people, process and materiel requirements of each capability when viewed as a system-of-systems. For a selected capability, metrics are rigorously applied to these models to assess their ability to deliver the military capability outcomes required by a set of predefined tasks and force planning scenarios. By programming the modification of these tasks and planning scenarios over time according to evolving capability objectives, quantifiable capability gaps are identified, that in turn drive the process towards options to close these gaps. The implementation plan for these options constitutes a capability evolution roadmap to support defence-investment decisions. Capability engineering is viewed as an essential enabler to meeting the objective of improved capability management, subsuming the functions of capability generation, sustainment and employment.

Pagotto, Jack; Walker, Robert S.

2004-07-01

481

42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.101 Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment...

2011-10-01

482

42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.101 Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment...

2013-10-01

483

42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.101 Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment...

2012-10-01

484

42 CFR 412.109 - Special treatment: Essential access community hospitals (EACHs).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special treatment: Essential access community hospitals...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.109 Special treatment: Essential access community...

2012-10-01

485

42 CFR 412.109 - Special treatment: Essential access community hospitals (EACHs).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Special treatment: Essential access community hospitals...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.109 Special treatment: Essential access community...

2013-10-01

486

What is industry's deepwater capability  

SciTech Connect

Industry now has drilled many wells in water depths of from 2000 to 5000 ft offshore countries like Canada, Surinam, Australia, UK, Spain, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Gabon, Brazil, Mauritania, Indonesia, Morocco and Ireland. The US has the world's best technology and the world's best experience and most of the world's proven deepwater drilling equipment and contractors are in the US. However, the US has not released for exploration its deepwater areas. The OCS out to 600+ ft is being exlored in a routine manner by mobile, bottom-supported and floating drilling equipment. The continental slope (600 to 5000 ft.) is being explored by the special deepwater floating drilling units. The continental rise (5000 to 13,000 ft.) is industry's next objective for exploration. The technology and experience used in exploration drilling is applied to producing oil/gas in deepwater. Production is handled by a floating platform resembling a semi drilling rig with a production riser substituting for the drilling riser. Industry takes small, steady steps to develop its techniques for drilling and producing. (DP)

Hammett, D.

1980-11-01

487

KSC ground operations planning for Space Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, processing facilities are being built and activated to support the processing, checkout, and launch of Space Station elements. The generic capability of these facilities will be utilized to support resupply missions for payloads, life support services, and propellants for the 30-year life of the program. Special Ground Support Equipment (GSE) is being designed for Space Station hardware special handling requirements, and a Test, Checkout, and Monitoring System (TCMS) is under development to verify that the flight elements are ready for launch. The facilities and equipment used at KSC, along with the testing required to accomplish the mission, are described in detail to provide an understanding of the complexity of operations at the launch site. Assessments of hardware processing flows through KSC are being conducted to minimize the processing flow times for each hardware element. Baseline operations plans and the changes made to improve operations and reduce costs are described, recognizing that efficient ground operations are a major key to success of the Space Station.

Lyon, J. R.; Revesz, W., Jr.

1993-10-01

488

OPSAID improvements and capabilities report.  

SciTech Connect

Process Control System (PCS) and Industrial Control System (ICS) security is critical to our national security. But there are a number of technological, economic, and educational impediments to PCS owners implementing effective security on their systems. Sandia National Laboratories has performed the research and development of the OPSAID (Open PCS Security Architecture for Interoperable Design), a project sponsored by the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE/OE), to address this issue. OPSAID is an open-source architecture for PCS/ICS security that provides a design basis for vendors to build add-on security devices for legacy systems, while providing a path forward for the development of inherently-secure PCS elements in the future. Using standardized hardware, a proof-of-concept prototype system was also developed. This report describes the improvements and capabilities that have been added to OPSAID since an initial report was released. Testing and validation of this architecture has been conducted in another project, Lemnos Interoperable Security Project, sponsored by DOE/OE and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Halbgewachs, Ronald D.; Chavez, Adrian R.

2011-08-01

489

Solar mechanics thermal response capabilities.  

SciTech Connect

In many applications, the thermal response of structures exposed to solar heat loads is of interest. Solar mechanics governing equations were developed and integrated with the Calore thermal response code via user subroutines to provide this computational simulation capability. Solar heat loads are estimated based on the latitude and day of the year. Vector algebra is used to determine the solar loading on each face of a finite element model based on its orientation relative to the sun as the earth rotates. Atmospheric attenuation is accounted for as the optical path length varies from sunrise to sunset. Both direct and diffuse components of solar flux are calculated. In addition, shadowing of structures by other structures can be accounted for. User subroutines were also developed to provide convective and radiative boundary conditions for the diurnal variations in air temperature and effective sky temperature. These temperature boundary conditions are based on available local weather data and depend on latitude and day of the year, consistent with the solar mechanics formulation. These user subroutines, coupled with the Calore three-dimensional thermal response code, provide a complete package for addressing complex thermal problems involving solar heating. The governing equations are documented in sufficient detail to facilitate implementation into other heat transfer codes. Suggestions for improvements to the approach are offered.

Dobranich, Dean D.

2009-07-01

490

Operations begin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The transition from construction to operation for the Australia Telescope involved appointing a Director, formally incorporating the Parkes telescope, and transforming the Australia Telescope Support Group from a group within the Division of Radiophysics to an independent unit within CSIRO - the Australia Telescope National Facility. Operation as a National Facility began in April 1990. To provide effective operation, several committees were established: an AT Advisory Committee, an AT Time Assignment Committee, an AT Users Committee, and several user-support groups. Of the six antennas which comprise the Compact Array at Narrabri only five were outfitted for the first formal observations, at frequencies of 5.0 and 8.6 GHz, and only three of these were outfitted with 1.5- and 2.3-GHz systems, with limited spectral-line capability. Since then, outfitting at these frequencies has been completed, and services appropriate to a national facility have been set up at the sites to support visiting astronomers.

Nelson, Graham J.; Whiteoak, John B.

1992-06-01

491

Design of a specialized computer for on-line monitoring of cardiac stroke volume  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design of a specialized analog computer for on-line determination of cardiac stroke volume by means of a modified version of the pressure pulse contour method is presented. The design consists of an analog circuit for computation and a timing circuit for detecting necessary events on the pressure waveform. Readouts of arterial pressures, systolic duration, heart rate, percent change in stroke volume, and percent change in cardiac output are provided for monitoring cardiac patients. Laboratory results showed that computational accuracy was within 3 percent, while animal experiments verified the operational capability of the computer. Patient safety considerations are also discussed.

Webb, J. A., Jr.; Gebben, V. D.

1972-01-01

492

Robotics Offer Newfound Surgical Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Barrett Technology Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, completed three Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts with Johnson Space Center, during which the company developed and commercialized three core technologies: a robotic arm, a hand that functions atop the arm, and a motor driver to operate the robotics. Among many industry uses, recently, an adaptation of the arm has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in a minimally invasive knee surgery procedure, where its precision control makes it ideal for inserting a very small implant.

2008-01-01

493

Research to Operations: The Critical Transition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) specializes in transitioning technology and knowledge to medical operations. This activity encompasses funding a spectrum of research and technology efforts, such as understanding fundamental biological mechanisms altered by microgravity and executing technology watches for state of the art diagnostic imaging equipment. This broad spectrum approach to fulfilling the need to protect crewmember health and performance during long and short duration missions to the International Space Station, moon and Mars is made possible by having a line of site between research and operations. Currently, SLSD's line of site is articulated in a transition to medical practice (TMP) process. This process is designed to shepherd information and knowledge gained through fundamental and mechanistic research toward the development of an operational solution such as a pre-flight selection criteria; an in-flight countermeasure, monitoring capability or treatment; or a post-flight reconditioning program. The TMP process is also designed to assist with the customization of mature hardware or technology for NASA specific use. The benefits of this process are that the concept of operational usability is interjected early in the research, design, or acquisition phase, and stakeholders are involved early to identify requirements and also periodically asked to assess requirements compliance of research or technology development project. Currently a device known as the actiwatch is being assessed for the final transition to operational use. Specific examples of research to operations transition success help to illustrate the process and bolster communication between the research and medical operations communities.

Fogarty, Jennifer A.

2009-01-01

494

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC General § 99.7 Special security instructions. Each person...

2012-01-01

495

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC General § 99.7 Special security instructions. Each person...

2013-01-01

496

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC General § 99.7 Special security instructions. Each person...

2011-01-01

497

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC General § 99.7 Special security instructions. Each person...

2014-01-01

498

Special Clinical Staff Training Specialized Radiation Safety  

E-print Network

and is offered frequently each month. The class is 3 hours long and includes a short quiz on the topics addressedSpecial Clinical Staff Training Specialized Radiation Safety Training Courses for: Nurses to start working with radioactive materials right away! Upon completion you will automatically

Baker, Chris I.

499

A Roadmap for NEAMS Capability Transfer  

SciTech Connect

The vision of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program is to bring truly predictive modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to the nuclear engineering community in order to enable a new approach to the design and analysis of nuclear energy systems. From its inception, the NEAMS program has always envisioned a broad user base for its software and scientific products, including researchers within the DOE complex, nuclear industry technology developers and vendors, and operators. However activities to date have focused almost exclusively on interactions with NEAMS sponsors, who are also near-term users of NEAMS technologies. The task of the NEAMS Capability Transfer (CT) program element for FY2011 is to develop a comprehensive plan to support the program's needs for user outreach and technology transfer. In order to obtain community input to this plan, a 'NEAMS Capability Transfer Roadmapping Workshop' was held 4-5 April 2011 in Chattanooga, TN, and is summarized in this report. The 30 workshop participants represented the NEAMS program, the DOE and industrial user communities, and several outside programs. The workshop included a series of presentations providing an overview of the NEAMS program and presentations on the user outreach and technology transfer experiences of (1) The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, (2) The Standardized Computer Analysis for Licensing Evaluation (SCALE) project, and (3) The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), followed by discussion sessions. Based on the workshop and other discussions throughout the year, we make a number of recommendations of key areas for the NEAMS program to develop the user outreach and technology transfer activities: (1) Engage not only DOE, but also industrial users sooner and more often; (2) Engage with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to facilitate their understanding and acceptance of NEAMS approach to predictive M&S; (3) Place requirements gathering from prospective users on a more formal footing, updating requirements on a regular basis and incorporate them into planning and execution of the project in a traceable fashion; (4) Seek out the best available data for validation purposes, and work with experimental programs to design and carry out new experiments that satisfy the need for data suitable for validation of high-fidelity M&S codes; (5) Develop and implement program-wide plans and policies for export control, licensing, and distribution of NEAMS software products; (6) Establish a program of sponsored alpha testing by experienced users in order to obtain feedback on NEAMS codes; (7) Provide technical support for NEAMS software products; (8) Develop and deliver documentation, tutorial materials, and live training classes; and (9) Be prepared to support outside users who wish to contribute to the codes.

Bernholdt, David E [ORNL

2011-11-01

500

Technological and design capabilities: is ambidexterity possible?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study seeks to employ the capability-based view to investigate the direct effect of an organization's development of technological and design capabilities on technology commercialization. It aims to use two indicators to test the claim of ambidexterity, i.e. that synchronizing the development of technological capabilities and design capabilities can enhance the performance of technology commercialization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The

Yung-Ching Ho; Hui-Chen Fang; Jing-Fu Lin

2011-01-01