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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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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Resourcing interventions enhance psychology support capabilities in special operations forces.  

PubMed

This study provides an examination of approaches to United States Government (USG) resourcing interventions on a national scale that enhance psychology support capabilities in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. A review of Congressional legislation and resourcing trends in the form of authorizations and appropriations since 2006 demonstrates how Congress supported enhanced psychology support capabilities throughout the Armed Forces and in SOF supporting innovative command interests that address adverse affects of operations tempo behavioral effects (OTBE). The formulation of meaningful metrics to address SOF specific command interests led to a personnel tempo (PERSTEMPO) analysis in response to findings compiled by the Preservation of the Force and Families (POTFF) Task Force. The review of PERSTEMPO data at subordinate command and unit levels enhances the capability of SOF leaders to develop policy and guidance on training and operational planning that mitigates OTBE and maximizes resourcing authorizations. A major challenge faced by the DoD is in providing behavioral healthcare that meets public and legislative demands while proving suitable and sustainable at all levels of military operations: strategic, operational, and tactical. Current legislative authorizations offer a mechanism of command advocacy for resourced multi-functional program development that enhances psychology support capabilities while reinforcing SOF readiness and performance. PMID:23536458

Myatt, Craig A; Auzenne, J W

2012-01-01

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From special operations to special political action: The ‘rump SOE’ and SIS post?war covert action capability 1945–1977  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the post?war dismantling of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and amalgamation with the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). It is argued that the existing literature has been unclear on this matter, confusing two very different SIS departments, the Special Operations Branch and the Special Political Action Section. The article then examines how the assets and personnel of SOE

Philip H. J. Davies

2000-01-01

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Joint Special Operations University  

E-print Network

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publications to contribute toward expanding the body of knowledge about joint special operations. JSOU publications advance the insights and recommendations of national security professionals and the Special Operations Forces (SOF) students and leaders for consideration by the SOF community and defense leadership. JSOU is the educational component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The JSOU mission is to educate SOF executive, senior, and intermediate leaders and selected other national and international security decision makers, both military and civilian, through teaching, outreach, and research in the science and art of joint special operations. JSOU provides education to the men and women of SOF and to those who enable the SOF mission in a joint and interagency environment. JSOU conducts research through its Strategic Studies Department where

Brian A. Maher; Ed. D; William S. Wildrick; U. S. Navy; Ret Resident; Senior Fellows; John B. Alexander; Roby C. Barrett, Ph.D.; Joseph D. Celeski; Chuck Cunningham

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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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Contract management process and mentorship analysis of United States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics Directorate of Procurement (SOAL-K) .  

E-print Network

??This research assesses the contract management process capability of the United States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics Directorate of Procurement (SOAL-K).… (more)

Anglin, Chris J.

2009-01-01

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Negation as a Specializing Operator  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a novel operator, based on the negation, for specializing the hypotheses inductively generated by any system that learns structural descriptions from positive and negative examples or, equivalently, learns intensional definitions of logical relations. Such a specializing operator adds the negation of one or more literals of a misclassified example to the Horn clause representation of an inconsistent

Floriana Esposito; Donato Malerba; Giovanni Semeraro

1993-01-01

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Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Operational Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through the years of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) program the engine has evolved and operational capabilities have been demonstrated beyond the original Shuttle requirements. In an effort to enhance flight safety and demonstrate safety features and margins, engines have been analyzed and tested at many different operating points. Various studies through the years evaluating the SSME for different applications both as a boost stage and upper stage have also added insight into the overall operational characteristics of the engine and have further defined safety margins for the Shuttle application. This paper will summarize the operational characteristics of the SSME from the original design requirements to the expanded capabilities demonstrated through analysis, lab testing and especially "off-nominal" engine testing leading to an increased understanding of the engine operational characteristics and safety margins. Basic engine characteristics such as thrust, mixture ratio, propellant inlet conditions, system redundancy, etc. will be examined.

Benefield, Philip; Bradley, Doug

2010-01-01

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OPERATIONAL AND LABORATORY CAPABILITIES "JOIDES RESOLUTION"  

E-print Network

of this kind had been successfully attempted. Immediately afterward, the vessel drilled several wells offshore moved to the Ivory Coast offshore West Africa and drilled several wells in water depths of 1000 ft (305OPERATIONAL AND LABORATORY CAPABILITIES OF "JOIDES RESOLUTION" OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM TEXAS A

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Special section on operating systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special collection of articles examines recent research in operating systems, focusing on particular systems and projects that are seminal and representative. The areas these articles cover include distributed operating systems, heterogeneous computer systems, distributed programming, and real-time systems.

Alan Shaw

1988-01-01

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Dynamic Capability of an Operating Stirling Convertor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA John H. Glenn Research Center and the US Department of Energy are currently developing a Stirling convertor for use as an advanced spacecraft power system for future NASA deep-space missions. NASA Headquarters has recently identified the Stirling technology generator for potential use as the spacecraft power system for two of NASA's new missions, the Europa Orbiter and the Solar Probe missions (planned for launch in 2006 and 2007 respectively). As part of the development of this power system, a Stirling Technology Demonstration Convertor was vibration tested at NASA John H. Glenn Research Center to verify its survivability and capability of withstanding the harsh dynamic environment typically seen by the spacecraft when it is launched by an expendable launch vehicle. The Technology Demonstration Convertor was fully operational (producing power) during the random vibration testing. The output power of the convertor and other convertor performance indicators were measured during the testing, and these results are discussed in this paper. Numerous accelerometers and force gauges also were used to provide information on the dynamic characteristics of the Technology Demonstration Convertor and as an indication of any possible damage due to the vibration. These measurements will also be discussed in this paper. The vibration testing of the Stirling Technology Demonstration Convertor was extremely successful. The Technology Demonstration Convertor survived all its vibration testing with no structural damage or functional performance degradation. As a result of this testing, the Stirling convertor's capability to withstand vibration has been demonstrated, enabling its usage in future spacecraft power systems.

Goodnight, Thomas W.; Hughes, William O.; McNelis, Mark E.

2000-01-01

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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. 49... § 49.4 Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions...may provide an alternative mine rescue capability. (b) An application for...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions. 49... § 49.4 Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions...may provide an alternative mine rescue capability. (b) An application for...

2010-07-01

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Modeling and Forecast of Operating Capability of Chinese Logistics Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sustainable and rapid development of Chinese economy objectively brings forward new requirements for operating capability and development potential of Chinese logistics industry. Under the background, the paper used advance neural network method to establish a decision-making model of operating capability of Chinese logistics industry, and made efficient examining through real logistics data. The result proved that the model could

Wang Li-ping

2009-01-01

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Generic Operations and Capabilities in the JR Concurrent Programming Language  

E-print Network

Generic Operations and Capabilities in the JR Concurrent Programming Language Hiu Ning (Angela # , and Ronald A. Olsson +§ + Department of Computer Science University of California, Davis, CA 95616 USA

Olsson, Ron

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Special Libraries: Planning and Operation; Preliminary Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An attempt is made in this report to combine a pragmatic how-to-do-it approach with suggestions for applying system analysis techniques for planning and operating a small special library or information center. A special library is defined as a library in a commercial, industrial, governmental or non-profit organization such as research…

Weiner, Betty H.

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section...SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may...means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored...

2010-07-01

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section...SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may...means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored...

2013-07-01

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section...SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may...means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored...

2011-07-01

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

... 2014-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section...SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may...means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored...

2014-07-01

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32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section...SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may...means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored...

2012-07-01

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Disability, Capability, and Special Education: Towards a Capability-Based Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main objective of the article was to investigate the claim that the capability approach fares better with an understanding of disability as presented by the World Health Organization's "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health" (ICF) than by the social model, which has been promoted within disability studies. Scholars…

Reindal, Solveig Magnus

2009-01-01

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Tactical lighting in special operations medicine: survey of current preferences.  

PubMed

Success in Special Operations Forces medicine (SOFMED) is dependent on maximizing visual capability without compromising the provider or casualty position when under fire. There is no single ideal light source suitable for varied SOFMED environments. We present the results of an online survey of Special Operations Medical Operators in an attempt to determine strengths and weaknesses of current systems. There was no consensus ideal hue for tactical illumination. Most Operators own three or more lights, and most lights were not night vision compatible. Most importantly, nearly 25% of respondents reported that lighting issues contributed to a poor casualty outcome; conversely, a majority (50 of 74) stated their system helped prevent a poor outcome. Based on the results of this initial survey, we can affirm that the design and choice of lighting is critical to SOFMED success. We are conducting ongoing studies to further define ideal systems for tactical applications including field, aviation, and marine settings. PMID:24227557

Calvano, Christopher J; Enzenauer, Robert W; Eisnor, Derek L; Laporta, Anthony J

2013-01-01

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Advanced Test Reactor Capabilities and Future Operating Plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is one of the world's premier test reactors for providing the capability for studying the effects of intense neutron and gamma radiation on reactor materials and fuels. The physical configuration of the ATR, a 4-leaf clover shape, allows the reactor to be operated at different power levels in the

Frances M. Marshall

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High temperature operating capabilities of silicone transformer fluid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Silicone fluids appear to be well-suited to applications in higher temperature rise transformer designs; smaller, lighter-weight transformer designs; and transformers which could operate above rated capacity periodically without significant loss of insulation life. This would require a selection process to match the proper combination of insulating fluid and other insulation system components to achieve these capabilities. Much research on the

George Toskey

1993-01-01

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Increased protein intake in military special operations.  

PubMed

Special operations are so designated for the specialized military missions they address. As a result, special operations present some unique metabolic challenges. In particular, soldiers often operate in a negative energy balance in stressful and demanding conditions with little opportunity for rest or recovery. In this framework, findings inferred from the performance literature suggest that increased protein intake may be beneficial. In particular, increased protein intake during negative caloric balance maintains lean body mass and blood glucose production. The addition of protein to mixed macronutrient supplements is beneficial for muscle endurance and power endpoints, and the use of amino acids improves gross and fine motor skills. Increasing protein intake during periods of intense training and/or metabolic demand improves subsequent performance, improves muscular recovery, and reduces symptoms of psychological stress. Consumption of protein before sleep confers the anabolic responses required for the maintenance of lean mass and muscle recovery. A maximal response in muscle protein synthesis is achieved with the consumption of 20-25 g of protein alone. However, higher protein intakes in the context of mixed-nutrient ingestion also confer anabolic benefits by reducing protein breakdown. Restricted rations issued to special operators provide less than the RDA for protein ( ? 0.6 g/kg), and these soldiers often rely on commercial products to augment their rations. The provision of reasonable alternatives and/or certification of approved supplements by the U.S. Department of Defense would be prudent. PMID:24027188

Ferrando, Arny A

2013-11-01

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Airborne gamma spectrometry--towards integration of European operational capability.  

PubMed

Airborne gamma spectrometry is an excellent tool for finding out in a timely manner the extent and magnitude of the dispersion of radioactive materials resulting from a nuclear disaster. To utilise existing European airborne monitoring capabilities for multilateral assistance in an accident is a complex administrative and technical matter. Several international exercises have been organised demonstrating the capability to cooperate. However, efficient mutual assistance between European countries requires conceptual work, standards and harmonisation of software. A unified radiological vocabulary and data exchange format in XML need to be developed. A comprehensive database is essential for data assimilation. An operations centre is needed for management and planning of surveys. PMID:15238672

Toivonen, Harri

2004-01-01

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Joint Publication 3-05 Special Operations  

E-print Network

This publication provides overarching doctrine for special operations and the employment and support for special operations forces across the range of military operations. 2. Purpose This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders and prescribes joint doctrine for operations, education, and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the joint force commander from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the joint force commander deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall objective. 3. Application

David L. Goldfein; Lt Gen

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LOTIS facility initial operational capabilities: flexible user interfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Large Optical Test and Integration Site (LOTIS) at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, CA, has successfully reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC). LOTIS is designed for the verification and testing of optical systems. The facility consists of a large, temperature stabilized vacuum chamber that also functions as a class 10k cleanroom. Within this chamber and atop an advanced vibration-isolation bench are the 6.5 meter diameter LOTIS Collimator and Scene Generator, LOTIS alignment and support equipment. IOC included completion of the entire facility as well as operation of the LOTIS collimator in air. Wavefront properties of the collimator will be described as well as facility vibration isolation properties and turbulence levels within the collimator test chamber. User-specific test capabilities will also be addressed for two major areas of concern.

Hutchison, Sheldon B.; Bell, Raymond M., Jr.; Borota, Stephen A.; Cuzner, Gregor J.; Cochrane, Andrew T.

2010-10-01

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A Toolkit for Specializing Production Operating System Code  

Microsoft Academic Search

Specialization has been recognized as a powerful tech- nique for optimizing operating systems. However, special- ization has not been broadly applied beyond the research community because the current techniques, based on man- ual specialization, are time-consuming and error-prone. This paper describes a specialization toolkit that should help broaden the applicability of specializing operating systems by assisting in the automatic generation

Crispin Cowan; Dylan McNamee; Andrew Black; Calton Pu; Jonathan Walpole; Charles Krasic; Perry Wagle; Qian Zhang; Renauld Marlet

1997-01-01

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Aerial Search Optimization Model (ASOM) for UAVs in Special Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

We construct an optimization model that assists commanders, operators, and planners to effectively deploy and employ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in special operations missions. Specifically, we consider situations where targets (e.g., insurgents) operate in a region of interest and a small special operations team is assigned to search and detect these targets. The special operations team is equipped with short-range

Moshe Kress; Johannes O. Royset

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PT-1 Plasmoid Thruster Capable of Multi-Mode Operation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the concept of a Plasmoid Thruster that is capable of operating in several different modes. A plasmoid is a compact plasma structure with an integral magnetic field, that may be categorized according to the relative strength of the poloidal and toroidal magnetic fields. A plasmoid thruster would operate by repetitively producing plasmoids that are accelerated to high velocity. The process is inductive, and the magnetic structure of the plasmoid suppresses thermal and mass losses, and improves detachment of the exhaust. The Drive and Bias circuits, the gas distribution, the pre-ionization stage, and the operation sequence are detailed. The advantages of the Plasmoid thruster and the research and technology required for development of this form of propulsion is reviewed.

Miller, Robert; Rose, Frank; Eskridge, Richard; Martin, Adam; Alam, Mohammed

2008-01-01

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Unattended ground sensor systems for special operations forces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Unattended Ground Sensor Systems (UGSS) are evolving from large (physical) scale sensing and processing to microelectronic systems capable of processing sensed information and imagery in near-real time on movement of vehicles and personnel. Equipment needed by Special Operations Forces (SOF) includes remote wireless sensor suites comprised of sensor arrays of 'Motes' (magnetic, acoustic, seismic and/or micro-impulse radar), Radio Frequency (RF) relays, remote sensor controllers, with supporting long haul exfiltration, methods to visualize and analyze the information returned, and finally, a command and control capability that allows the sensors to be remotely accessed for turn on and off. This presentation will discuss the technology requirements of UGSS for the Special Operations Community in the areas of special reconnaissance, environmental reconnaissance, coastal patrol, targeting, and threat assessment. Specific emphasis will be placed on power technology, image compression, communications, micro-robotics, sensing devices and technology to include biological and chemical sensors. Self-forming sensor networks, high resolution still and motion cameras, laser systems, and data collection will also be addressed. In addition, this presentation will present a set of scenarios used in experimentation with unattended sensors.

Morgan, Paul F.

2004-09-01

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The American Way of Special Operations Warfighting ADP 3-05, Special Operations, describes the role of United States Army Special  

E-print Network

environments in the countries and regions of consequence, Prevent conflict through the application of special operations and conventional deterrence, and when necessary help Win our nation’s wars. It will outline ARSOF’s requirement to provide in the nation’s defense unequalled Surgical Strike and Special Warfare capabilities. Together these two different but mutually supporting forms of special operations comprise the American Way of Special Operations Warfighting. In the nation’s most recent conflicts, success has increasingly depended on our ability to work through like-minded groups or governments and to be as precise as possible in our unilateral application of force. Warfare centered on defeating enemies who cloak themselves in the human activity of the modern, increasingly interdependent, and virtually connected world of the 21st Century has placed a rising premium on special operations forces (SOF) because it is profoundly different from that required to dominate in the traditional Land Domain. Conflict in this emerging domain requires exceptional situational awareness, a profound understanding of foreign culture and fluency in local languages, a high degree of proficiency in small unit combat skills, and the inherent and integrated use

Charles T. Cleveland

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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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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2011-07-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

...false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2014-07-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2013-07-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2012-07-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2010-07-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section...PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a)...

2013-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

...2014-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section...PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a)...

2014-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section...PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a)...

2012-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section...PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a)...

2011-10-01

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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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An integrated approach for special operations.  

PubMed

The Department of Defense (DoD) faces unprecedented challenges as the Nation confronts balancing a strong military to confront threats with the realities of diminishing financial resources. That each warfighter is a critical resource was underscored the Special Operations principal tenet "humans are more important than hardware." These challenges have popularized the term "human performance optimization" (HPO), which became ingrained in DoD around 2005. This article is the first in a new series relating to HPO, and we define the term and concept of HPO, describe other phrases used (e.g., performance enhancement; performance sustainment, performance restoration; and human performance modification). Last, we introduce an integrated model for HPO. PMID:24952047

Deuster, Patricia A; Grunberg, Neil E; O'Connor, Francis G

2014-01-01

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Advanced Test Reactor Capabilities and Future Operating Plans  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is one of the world’s premier test reactors for providing the capability for studying the effects of intense neutron and gamma radiation on reactor materials and fuels. The physical configuration of the ATR, a 4-leaf clover shape, allows the reactor to be operated at different power levels in the corner “lobes” to allow for different testing conditions for multiple simultaneous experiments. The combination of high flux (maximum thermal neutron fluxes of 1E15 neutrons per square centimeter per second and maximum fast [E>1.0 MeV] neutron fluxes of 5E14 neutrons per square centimeter per second) and large test volumes (up to 48" long and 5.0" diameter) provide unique testing opportunities. The current experiments in the ATR are for a variety of test sponsors - US government, foreign governments, private researchers, and commercial companies needing neutron irradiation services. There are three basic types of test configurations in the ATR. The simplest configuration is the sealed static capsule, wherein the target material is placed in a capsule, or plate form, and the capsule is in direct contact with the primary coolant. The next level of complexity of an experiment is an instrumented lead experiment, which allows for active monitoring and control of experiment conditions during the irradiation. The highest level of complexity of experiment is the pressurized water loop experiment, in which the test sample can be subjected to the exact environment of a pressurized water reactor. For future research, some ATR modifications and enhancements are currently planned. This paper provides more details on some of the ATR capabilities, key design features, experiments, and future plans.

Frances M. Marshall

2005-09-01

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Remote sensing: special operations with unattended ground sensors -- perspectives and challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper discusses the USSOCOM Special Operations Technology Objectives with regard to Unattended Ground Sensors. It covers capabilities, objectives and challenges. Special operations are conducted by highly trained, organized and equipped military and paramilitary forces to achieve military, political, economic or informational objectives by unconventional military means in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive areas. Political-military considerations frequently shape special operations, requiring clandestine, covert, or low visibility techniques and oversight at the national level. Special Reconnaissance, a core task, for USSOCOM are those surveillance activities conducted by SOF to obtain or verify by visual or other collection methods, information concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of enemy forces or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area. It includes target acquisition, area assessment and post-strike reconnaissance. This is a general overview; it does not discuss specific mission requirements or scenarios.

Morgan, Paul F.

2002-08-01

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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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Functional specialization in distributed operating systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A distributed operating system provides the same functionality and interface as a monolithic operating system. That is, for both systems the goal is to make the computing and storage facilities as provided by the hardware available to the users of the system. In distributed operating system new hardware can be added to the system to increase the storage or computing

Robbert van Renesse; Andrew S. Tanenbaum; Gregory J. Sharp

1988-01-01

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The Growing Relevance of Special Operations Forces in U.S. Military Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have transitioned from a marginalized force structure to a prominent part of U.S. military strategy. The gradual increase in status for SOF has been a long road. Historically, conventional military leaders have been skeptical of SOF and reluctant to use such forces. Political leaders, in contrast, have traditionally had an almost intuitive understanding of the capabilities

Matthew Johnson

2006-01-01

52

Development of a rapidly deployable Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) core concept for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) .  

E-print Network

??The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) is the primary point of development, direction, and coordination for all NATO Special Operations-related activities.… (more)

Krott, John

2011-01-01

53

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

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10 Energy 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false ...capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2012-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

10 Energy 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false ...capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2013-01-01

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

10 Energy 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false ...capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2014-01-01

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

E-print Network

of existing Special Operations Forces. By reinforcing success in USSOCOMs own model for countering terrorism ability to realistically execute this strategy was often debated inside and outside the beltway through Operations nest well inside the new strategy. The flexibility, agility, and diffuse operations suggested

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Developing an operational capabilities index of the emergency services sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

M. J. Collins; L. K. Eaton; Z. M. Shoemaker; R. E. Fisher; S. N. Veselka; K. E. Wallace; F. D. Petit

2012-01-01

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EISCAT - An updated description of technical characteristics and operational capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the European Incoherent Scatter Installations in North Scandinavia. Technical characteristics are given and the procedures designed for preparing and running experiments are outlined. Features of a set of adopted standard programmes and the method of data analysis are sketched along with the principles established for allocating observing time. The paper briefly reviews the operation of the facility

Kristen Folkestad; Tor Hagfors; Svante Westerlund

1983-01-01

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A comprehensive interactive microcomputer capability for demonstrating AC machine operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A software package is described for graphically and analytically demonstrating the steady-state behavior of polyphase machines under a variety of operating conditions. Implemented in the C language, the program employs sophisticated screen color graphics to show the slow-motion progression of the appropriate voltage or current waves, the loci of the resulting magnetic fields, and the movement of the machine rotor.

H. A. Smolleck; D. S. Dwyer

1991-01-01

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United States Special Operations command professional military education .  

E-print Network

??The United States Special Operations Command does not have an intermediate-level professional military education program for its officers. Current service-provided PME programs are not adequately… (more)

Dexter, Robert M.

2013-01-01

61

Special issue of operations management research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today’s competitive business environment has made a number of strategic operational imperatives obvious- 1) new and better services are necessary for competitive advantage, and 2) most innovation has to take place under conditions of frugality and resource constraints. Given the growing importance of service across all economies and for global business in general, it is increasingly important for managers in

William H. A. Johnson

62

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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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

64

Preface: Special issue on operating systems principles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three papers in this issue were selected as outstanding papers from the 1983 ACM\\/SIGOPS 9th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles held during the splendor of a New England autumn in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The three papers were nominated for publication in TOCS by the Symposium Program Committee, co-chaired by Roy Levin and David Redell. These papers were accepted for

Anita K. Jones

1984-01-01

65

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section...Bank Holding Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

2011-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section...Bank Holding Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

2010-04-01

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Optimistic incremental specialization: streamlining a commercial operating system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional operating system code is written to deal with all possible system stat es, and performs considerable interpretation to determine the current system state before taking action. A consequence of this approach is that kernel calls which perform little actual work take a long time to execute. To address this problem, we use specialized operating system code that reduces interpretation

Calton Pu; Tito Autrey; Andrew Black; Charles Consel; Crispin Cowan; Jon Inouye; Lakshmi Kethana; Jonathan Walpole; Ke Zhang

1995-01-01

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Profile-Guided Specialization of an Operating System Kernel  

Microsoft Academic Search

General-purpose operating systems such as Linux are in- creasingly replacing custom embedded counterparts on a wide variety of devices. Despite their convenience and flex- ibility, however, such operating systems may be overly gen- eral and thus incur unnecessary performance overheads in these contexts. This paper describes a new approach to miti- gating these overheads by automatically specializing the OS kernel

Somu Perianayagam; HaiFeng He; Mohan Rajagopalan; Gregory Andrews; Saumya Debray

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Optimistic Incremental Specialization: Streamlining a Commercial Operating System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional operating system code is written to deal with all possible system stat es, and performs considerable inter- pretation to determine the current system state before tak- ing action. A consequence of this approach is that kernel calls which perform little actual work take a long time to execute. To address this problem, we use specialized oper- ating system code

Calton Pu; Tito Autrey; Andrew P. Black; Charles Consel; Crispin Cowan; Jon Inouye; Lakshmi Kethana; Jonathan Walpole; Ke Zhang

1995-01-01

71

Tool capacity improvement through specialization of operator activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a case study illustrating the success of re-deploying a subset of operators to perform specialized tasks to recoup tool capacity. In a large fabricator, where the same tool type is distributed across the floor, and where WIP must be transported by hand to the next tool set(s), operator availability at tools is often compromised. Previous observation studies

J. Foster; J. Hennessy

1999-01-01

72

New special operators in W-gravity theories  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on special physical operators of Wâ-gravity having non-trivial ghost sectors. Some of these operators may be viewed as the Liouville dressings of the energy operator of the Ising model coupled to two-dimensional (2D) gravity and this fills in the gap in the connection between pure Wâ-gravity and Ising model coupled to 2D gravity found in the authors'

S. Kalyana Rama

1991-01-01

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76 FR 67425 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...Correction AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Department...Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)...

2011-11-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Availability of the Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory List of Contracts for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Department of Defense...

2011-10-25

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Availability of the Fiscal Year 2011 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory List of Contracts for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Department of Defense...

2012-06-27

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36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.  

...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures....

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36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.  

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...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures....

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36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures....

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36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services...Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures....

2013-07-01

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Why Don't Minorities Join Special Operations Forces?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following the Cold War, regional instability and lower-level conflict have increased, bringing with them enhanced roles and responsibilities for the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). As a result, ensuring and maintaining the personnel readiness of the SOF is critical. One of the major issues facing SOF is recruiting and ensuring ethnic diversity among its members. This study examines the racial

Sheila Nataraj Kirby; Margaret C. Harrell; Jennifer Sloan

2000-01-01

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Improving special operations aircraft survivability through better ballistic protection systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Technological Application Programs Office (TAPO) is designing a replacement aircraft occupant ballistic protection system (AOBPS) in conjunction with a group of Systems Engineering cadets at the United States Military Academy (USMA). The cadets are to assist TAPO in recommending and developing a replacement Ballistic system for 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)).The objective of the project is to

Derek Brown; Caroline Miller; Michael Schumacher; Kevin Werner; Scott T. Crino

2009-01-01

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46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating...the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is...system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel...

2010-10-01

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46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating...the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is...system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel...

2011-10-01

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46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating...the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is...system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel...

2012-10-01

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46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating...the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is...system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel...

2013-10-01

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46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

...DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating...the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is...system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel...

2014-10-01

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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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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...Dealers § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. ...problem, then you do not have operational capability within the meaning of Section...

2011-04-01

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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...Dealers § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. ...problem, then you do not have operational capability within the meaning of Section...

2010-04-01

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The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT AUTHOR:,Jack C. Zeigler Jr. TITLE: The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection FORMAT:,Strategy Research Project DATE:,07 April 2003, PAGES: 30,CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified President George W. Bush summarized,his National Security Strategy in a speech,to West Point cadets in June 2002 when he stated, “If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. In the

Colonel Jack; C. Zeigler

91

78 FR 21159 - Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the...its Standard on Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126...Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR...

2013-04-09

92

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System:Capabilities for Operational Land Remote Sensing  

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)

C. W. Hoffman; S. Schneider; R. Murphy

2005-01-01

93

Medical capability team: the clinical microsystem for combat healthcare delivery in counterinsurgency operations.  

PubMed

Today's operational environment in the support of counterinsurgency operations requires greater tactical and operational flexibility and diverse medical capabilities. The skills and organizations required for full spectrum medical operations are different from those of the past. Combat healthcare demands agility and the capacity for rapid change in clinical systems and processes to better support the counterinsurgency environment. This article proposes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) develop and implement the medical capability team (MCT) for combat healthcare delivery. It discusses using the concept of the brigade combat team to develop medical capability teams as the unit of effectiveness to transform frontline care; provides a theoretical overview of the MCT as a "clinical microsystem"; discusses MCT leadership, training, and organizational support, and the deployment and employment of the MCT in a counterinsurgency environment. Additionally, this article proposes that the AMEDD initiate the development of an AMEDD Combat Training Center of Excellence to train and validate the MCTs. The complexity of combat healthcare demands an agile and campaign quality AMEDD with joint expeditionary capability in order to promote the best patient outcomes in a counterinsurgency environment. PMID:20088056

Clark, Susz; Van Steenvort, Jon K

2008-01-01

94

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

95

DEVELOPMENT AND CAPABILITIES OF SPECIAL ABSORBERS FOR HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the power handling tests on a selection of Emerson & Cumings Microwave Products pyramidal high power absorbers. Especially the latest developed high power absorber ECCOSORB HFX-HC is discussed. The hollow concept of this absorber as well as the open-cell structure and high temperature resistance of the absorber panels result in an optimal power handling capability. Steady state

Nancy Laeveren; Jan Dauwen; Peter Van Roy

96

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions...

2013-10-01

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

...What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions...

2011-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public...Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions...

2012-10-01

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Special applications of standard software on to extend the capabilities of modern digital controllers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern digital test controllers no longer limit test control modes to simple, physical inputs such as load, strain, or displacement. Because they can mathematically manipulate the feedback signal, modern controllers allow the operator to control a test using more complicated variables such as stress intensity, plastic strain, or energy absorption. In addition, modern controllers allow operators to calculate and make

E. A. Schwarzkopf; D. C. Salmon

101

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

102

A comparative analysis of congressional budget adjustments for U.S. Special Operations Command .  

E-print Network

??The 1986 Defense Authorization Act included the Cohen-Nunn Amendment establishing a unified combatant command for Special Operations Forces (SOF), U.S. Special Operation Command (USSOCOM). USSOCOM's… (more)

Baker, Lauren R.

2011-01-01

103

30 CFR 922.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MICHIGAN § 922.823 Special performance standards—operations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter, Special...

2010-07-01

104

46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping ...1000 Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section, the...

2011-10-01

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46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping ...1000 Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section, the...

2010-10-01

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46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping ...1000 Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section, the...

2012-10-01

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46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.  

...false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping ...1000 Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section, the...

2014-10-01

108

46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping ...1000 Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section, the...

2013-10-01

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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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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

111

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

112

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

113

Effects of different restrained foot positions on hand force exertion capability-implications for microgravity operations  

E-print Network

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT RESTRAINED FOOT POSITIONS ON HAND FORCE EXERTION CAPABILITY - IMPLICATIONS FOR MICROGRAVITY OPERATIONS A Thesis by SCOTT ALLAN WHALEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial... by SCOTT ALLAN WHALEN Submitted to Texas ABcM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Carter' J. Kerk (Chair of Committee) Alfred A. Amendola (Member) mer C...

Whalen, Scott Allan

1997-01-01

114

Building a computer-aided design capability using a standard time share operating system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The paper describes how an integrated system of engineering computer programs can be built using a standard commercially available operating system. The discussion opens with an outline of the auxiliary functions that an operating system can perform for a team of engineers involved in a large and complex task. An example of a specific integrated system is provided to explain how the standard operating system features can be used to organize the programs into a simple and inexpensive but effective system. Applications to an aircraft structural design study are discussed to illustrate the use of an integrated system as a flexible and efficient engineering tool. The discussion concludes with an engineer's assessment of an operating system's capabilities and desirable improvements.

Sobieszczanski, J.

1975-01-01

115

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

...100 feet above and below the horizon of the ore body or seam...and (7) Other relevant information about the operator's mine...the mine for the miners' information. Where a miners' representative...factor materially affecting information submitted in the...

2014-07-01

116

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100 feet above and below the horizon of the ore body or seam...and (7) Other relevant information about the operator's mine...the mine for the miners' information. Where a miners' representative...factor materially affecting information submitted in the...

2013-07-01

117

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...100 feet above and below the horizon of the ore body or seam...and (7) Other relevant information about the operator's mine...the mine for the miners' information. Where a miners' representative...factor materially affecting information submitted in the...

2012-07-01

118

Special Challenges in the Operation of International Monitoring System Stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a global treaty that bans nuclear test explosions in any environment. The treaty was opened for signature on 24 September 1996. To date, 177 countries have signed the treaty and 138 have ratified it. Among those having ratified are 34 of 44 required for the treaty to enter into force. The three pillars that support the treaty are the International Monitoring System (IMS) to detect test explosions, the International Data Centre (IDC) to produce and distribute both automatic and analyst reviewed data products, and On Site Inspection (OSI) to clarify whether a detected event was, in fact, a nuclear test explosion. The IMS is a globally distributed network of four technologies. Three wave-form technologies are designed to detect the waves produced by nuclear test explosions underground, in the air, and underwater. A radionuclide particulate network and noble gas experiment are designed detect radioactive isotopes generated by nuclear explosions. The diverse nature of the network presents a number of special challenges to the Network and Data System Operations Section of the IDC (NDSO), the group responsible for the effective operation of the IMS. One challenge faced by NDSO is the diversity of the equipment and software suppliers. There are currently many companies supplying equipment and technology for the 321 station IMS. This poses problems of consistency in operator training and in the applications of standard operating procedures. One solution to this problem was the development of the Standard Station Interface (SSI). The extensive geographical distribution of the stations presents another, challenge to effective IMS operations. The IMS includes stations in such remote locations as Soccorro Island, Tristan de Cunha, and the Antarctic and Sub-antarctic regions. Each of these locations presents its own set of challenges in terms of environment, logistics, and availability of qualified personnel.

Lastowka, L.; Daly, T.; Anichenko, A.; Galindo, M.; Villagran-Herrera, M.; Mori, S.; Malakhova, M.; Otsuka, R.; Stangel, H.

2007-05-01

119

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

120

Acoustic facilities for human factors research at NASA Langley Research Center: Description and operational capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A number of facilities were developed which provide a unique test capability for psychoacoustics and related human factors research. The design philosophy, physical layouts, dimensions, construction features, operating capabilities, and example applications for these facilities are described. In the exterior effects room, human subjects are exposed to the types of noises that are experienced outdoors, and in the interior effects room, subjects are exposed to the types of noises and noise-induced vibrations that are experience indoors. Subjects are also exposed to noises in an echo-free environment in the anechoic listening room. An aircraft noise synthesis system, which simulates aircraft flyover noise at an observer position on the ground, is used in conjunction with these three rooms. The passenger ride quality apparatus, a device for studying passenger response to noise and vibration in aircraft, or in other vehicles, is described.

Hubbard, H. H.; Powell, C. A.

1981-01-01

121

Joint Publication 3-05.1 Joint Special Operations Task Force Operations  

E-print Network

This publication provides joint doctrine for organizing, planning, preparing, and executing joint special operations task force (JSOTF) operations to include targeting and mission planning. It also provides guidance for establishing command relationships normally associated with a JSOTF or theater special operations command. 2. Purpose This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs) and prescribes joint doctrine for operations and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall objective.

unknown authors

122

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

123

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

124

A Co-operative Approach to Training Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes Memorial University's overseas campus program in Harlow, Essex, where special education teacher trainees spend 13 weeks gaining insight into British methods of special education through lecture-seminar courses, practicums in local schools, and field trips. Three field trips to special schools are discussed in detail. (SJL)

Karagianis, L. D.; Nesbit, W. C.

1979-01-01

125

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

126

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

127

"EOD, Up!" how explosive ordnance disposal forces can best support special operations forces .  

E-print Network

??U.S. special operations forces (SOF) are likely to undertake missions against terrorists, insurgents, and other enemies where they will encounter explosive hazards. Identification, detection, and… (more)

Draper, Stephen R.

2006-01-01

128

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

129

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

130

Load following capability of CANDLE reactor by adjusting coolant operation condition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 208Pb 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

2012-06-01

131

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic...in Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic...system shall include the performance capabilities described in paragraphs (b)...

2011-01-01

132

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic...in Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic...system shall include the performance capabilities described in paragraphs (b)...

2010-01-01

133

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...section and intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3...spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under...from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii)...

2011-07-01

134

30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...section and intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3...spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under...from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii)...

2010-07-01

135

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

136

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

137

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

...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

138

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS...

2013-07-01

139

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS...

2010-07-01

140

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS...

2011-07-01

141

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

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS...

2014-07-01

142

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS...

2012-07-01

143

Enhanced methods for determining operational capabilities and support costs of proposed space systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents the work accomplished during the first two years of research to provide support to NASA in predicting operational and support parameters and costs of proposed space systems. The first year's research developed a methodology for deriving reliability and maintainability (R & M) parameters based upon the use of regression analysis to establish empirical relationships between performance and design specifications and corresponding mean times of failure and repair. The second year focused on enhancements to the methodology, increased scope of the model, and software improvements. This follow-on effort expands the prediction of R & M parameters and their effect on the operations and support of space transportation vehicles to include other system components such as booster rockets and external fuel tanks. It also increases the scope of the methodology and the capabilities of the model as implemented by the software. The focus is on the failure and repair of major subsystems and their impact on vehicle reliability, turn times, maintenance manpower, and repairable spares requirements. The report documents the data utilized in this study, outlines the general methodology for estimating and relating R&M parameters, presents the analyses and results of application to the initial data base, and describes the implementation of the methodology through the use of a computer model. The report concludes with a discussion on validation and a summary of the research findings and results.

Ebeling, Charles

1993-01-01

144

A System Dynamics simulation analysis of the Influencing Factors of coalmine special operators' competency by training  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the System Dynamics theory and the causality of the factors influencing competency of mine special operators, this paper established a dynamic simulation model of Training function on the Influencing Factors of mine special operators' Competency. The studies showed, under the same training inputs, coping capacity, sense of security responsibility, and self-management skills have more visible role. Besides, the

Deng Hong-bin; Gao Tao-li; Deng Xiao-li

2010-01-01

145

“Forty selected men can shake the world”: The contributions of special operations to victory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evolving security environment will force the Clinton administration to confront a series of tough, open?ended questions relating to the use and value of the US. Armed Forces. This article explores the issue as it concerns the nation's special operations forces by examining their limitations and the variety of their potential applications in war. The range of possible special operations

Steven Lambakis

1994-01-01

146

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 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...

2012-10-01

147

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

... 2014-10-01 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...

2014-10-01

148

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

149

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

150

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 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...

2013-10-01

151

NATO Special Operations Forces Medical Engagements and Partnering Course: Initial Curriculum Recommendations from the NSHQ SOFMEP Committee.  

PubMed

Military partnering operations and military engagements with host nation civil infrastructure are fundamental missions for NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) conducting military assistance operations. Unit medical advisors are frequently called upon to support partnering operations and execute medical engagements with host nation health systems. As a primary point of NATO SOF medical capability development and coordination, the NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) sought to create a practical training opportunity in which medical advisors are taught how to prepare for, plan, and execute these complex military assistance operations. An international committee of SOF medical advisors, planners and teachers was assembled to research and develop the curriculum for the first NSHQ SOF Medical Engagement and Partnering (SOFMEP) course. The committee found no other venues offering the necessary training. Furthermore, a lack of a common operating language and inadequate outcome metrics were identified as sources of knowledge deficits that create confusion and inhibit process improvement. These findings provided the foundation of this committee?s curricular recommendations. The committee constructed operational definitions to improve understanding and promote dialogue between medical advisors and commanders. Active learning principles were used to construct a curriculum that engages learners and enhances retention of new material. This article presents the initial curriculum recommendations for the SOFMEP course, which is currently scheduled for October 2012. PMID:22707022

Alderman, Shawn M; Arvidsson, C Jimmy; Boedecker, Ben H; Durck, Craig H; Ferguson, Jason L; Harreld, Chad E; House, John H; Irizarry, Daniel J; Oshiki, Michael S; Sanchack, Kristian E; Torres, John E

2012-01-01

152

Modeling Reclamation Earthwork Operations Using Special Purpose Simulation Tool.  

E-print Network

??The earthwork operations for reclamation add challenges and complications to common earthworks schedule and aspects such as placement locations and hauling routes…etc. The reclamation earthworks… (more)

Sabha, Fayyad H

2012-01-01

153

Operational Identities and Properties of Ordinary and Generalized Special Functions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The theory of Hermite, Laguerre, and of the associated generating functions is reformulated within the framework of an operational formalism. This point of view provides more efficient tools which allow the straightforward derivation of a wealth of new and old identities. In this paper a central role is played by negative derivative operators and by their link with the Tricomi

G. Dattoli; A. Torre; S. Lorenzutta

1999-01-01

154

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

155

THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MTR ON SPECIAL CORES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The operating characteristics of the Materials Testing Reactor with a ; 20% enriched uranium core and with a plutonium core have been compared with those ; of the standard 93% enriched uranium core. A series of reactor physics and ; engineering tests has been made on each core. This was followed by operation at ; 30 megawatts, the full design

D. E. deBoisblanc; R. S. Marsden

1958-01-01

156

Operations with the special purpose dextrous manipulator on Space Station Freedom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SPAR Canada is actively participating in the Space Station Freedom Program by contributing the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) which will be involved in assembly, maintenance and servicing of both the Space Station and the MSS itself. Part of the MSS is the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), a two armed dextrous robot with advanced vision and manipulative capabilities. In addition to Space Station and payload servicing activities the SPDM will be designed to perform self maintenance on the MSS itself. The majority of Space Station equipment will be on orbit for the anticipated 30 year lifespan and the maintenance philosophy will be to repair by the exchange of Orbit Replacement Units or ORUs. The present concept, configuration, and operation of the SPDM and the detailed simulations associated with the maintenance of part of the MSS are described. The Design Reference Mission is the replacement of a Joint Drive Module on the Canadian large payload manipulator, the Space Station Remote Manipulator System. Other Design Reference Missions that were investigated are briefly described, and future operations activity to support the definition of SPDM requirements are discussed.

Cox, B.; Brown, D.; Hiltz, M.

1991-01-01

157

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

158

49 CFR 175.9 - Exceptions for special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (a) Hazardous materials loaded and carried in hoppers or tanks of aircraft certificated for use in aerial seeding, dusting...dispensing or expending operation. (5) When dynamite and blasting caps are carried for avalanche control flights, the...

2010-10-01

159

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

160

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

161

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

162

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

163

46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.  

...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

164

Unit commitment by genetic algorithm with specialized search operators  

Microsoft Academic Search

An approach for solving the unit commitment problem based on genetic algorithm with new search operators is presented. These operators, specific to the problem, are mutation with a probability of bit change depending on load demand, production and start-up costs of the generating units and transposition. The method incorporates time-dependent start-up costs, demand and reserve constraints, minimum up and down

Grzegorz Dudek

2004-01-01

165

33 CFR 160.111 - Special orders applying to vessel operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY-GENERAL Control of Vessel and Facility Operations § 160.111 Special orders...

2012-07-01

166

33 CFR 160.111 - Special orders applying to vessel operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY-GENERAL Control of Vessel and Facility Operations § 160.111 Special orders...

2011-07-01

167

33 CFR 160.111 - Special orders applying to vessel operations.  

... Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY-GENERAL Control of Vessel and Facility Operations § 160.111 Special orders...

2014-07-01

168

33 CFR 160.111 - Special orders applying to vessel operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY-GENERAL Control of Vessel and Facility Operations § 160.111 Special orders...

2013-07-01

169

33 CFR 160.111 - Special orders applying to vessel operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY-GENERAL Control of Vessel and Facility Operations § 160.111 Special orders...

2010-07-01

170

Lorentzian three-manifolds with special curvature operators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three-dimensional Lorentzian manifolds whose skew-symmetric curvature operators have constant eigenvalues are studied. A complete algebraic description is given, which allows a complete characterization at the differentiable level of manifolds which additionally are assumed to be locally symmetric or homogeneous.

E García-Río; A Haji Badali; R Vázquez-Lorenzo

2008-01-01

171

Generating Specialized Interpreters for Modular Structural Operational Semantics  

E-print Network

Poulsen and Peter D. Mosses Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK cscbp@swansea.ac.uk, p.d.mosses@swansea.ac.uk Abstract. Modular Structural Operational Semantics (MSOS) is a vari- ant auxiliary entities requires reformulating existing rules. #12;2 C. Bach Poulsen and P. D. Mosses Modular SOS

Grant, P. W.

172

Project No. KLZT10300 Design and Construction of the Special Operations Forces Helicopter Apron, Herat Province, Afghanistan.  

E-print Network

Project No. KLZT10300 Design and Construction of the Special Operations Forces Helicopter Apron IN THESE DOCUMENTS NEGOTIATED 22-Nov-2011 (RFP) (IFB) X CALL: AF - Special Operations Forces Helicopter Apron B

US Army Corps of Engineers

173

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

174

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

175

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.

176

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

177

Middleware support for service discovery in special operations mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology can play a significant role in the management and coordination activities of special operations such as emergency response, military combat missions, forest firefighting, etc. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) can be used quite effectively to manage resource sharing in such operations due to their flexibility and ease of establishment. The concept of service discovery has some appealing characteristics and

Yasser Gadallah; Mohamed Adel Serhani; Nader Mohamed

2010-01-01

178

The clandestine defence of empire: British special operations in Yemen 1951–64  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an account of the special operations in Yemen authorized by successive Conservative governments in the 1950s and early 1960s. It suggests that these were undertaken in response to a perceived threat from Yemeni irredentism and Arab nationalism. The secrecy surrounding the operations was regarded as a useful means of avoiding the international condemnation which overt military action

Spencer Mawby

2002-01-01

179

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.25(b)(7), for aircraft type-certificated under 14 CFR 21.25(a)(1), for operations within...special purpose operation under 14 CFR 21.25(b)(7). The comment...

2012-08-02

180

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

E-print Network

. Topics include, but are not limited to: · Service Science · Service Management, Operations, and MarketingCall For Papers: Service Science (ICSS2009) Special Volume of Annals of Operations Research Purpose and Scope The 2009 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science (http://informs09.ielm

181

Large format high-operability SWIR and MWIR focal plane array performance and capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-performance large-format detector arrays responsive to the 1-5mum wavelength range of the infrared spectrum fabricated using large area HgCdTe layers grown on 6-inch diameter (211) silicon substrates are available for advanced imaging applications. This paper reviews performance and capabilities of Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) HgCdTe\\/Si Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) and shows 2k x 2k format MWIR HgCdTe\\/Si FPA performance with

James Bangs; Mark Langell; Madhu Reddy; Leon Melkonian; Scott Johnson; Lee Elizondo; Kimon Rybnicek; Elyse Norton; Frank Jaworski; James Asbrock; Stefan Baur

2011-01-01

182

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

183

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

184

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

185

Indian Control and the Delivery of Special Education Services to Students in Band-Operated Schools in Manitoba.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data reveal that although the need is great, few Indian students are identified for special education services in Manitoba (Canada). Evaluation of five band-operated schools revealed problems in the development, monitoring, and operation of special education programs. Outlines five steps for improving special education services, including…

Hull, Jeremy; And Others

1995-01-01

186

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

187

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

188

The SOFIA Observatory at the Start of Routine Science Operations : Mission capabilities and performance  

E-print Network

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 a 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 ...

Temi, Pasquale; 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; Hutwohl, 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; Pfueller, Enrico; Radomski, James; Rasmussen, John; Reach, William; Reinacher, Andreas; Roellig, Thomas L; Sandell, Goran; 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, Jurgen; Zavala, Eddie; Zeile, Oliver; Zell, Peter T; Zinnecker, Hans

2014-01-01

189

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

190

Special operations forces aviation on a shoestring budget: an effectiveness analysis of light and medium fixed wing aircraft .  

E-print Network

??If properly selected, low-cost commercially available off-the-shelf light- and medium-fixed-wing aircraft are sufficient to effectively accomplish special operations aviation mission sets in support of special… (more)

Weeks, III., Martin W.

2012-01-01

191

47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...101.149 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Technical Standards § 101.149 Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000...

2010-10-01

192

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

193

Fiber Grating Coupled Light Source Capable of Tunable, Single Frequency Operation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fiber Bragg grating coupled light sources can achieve tunable single-frequency (single axial and lateral spatial mode) operation by correcting for a quadratic phase variation in the lateral dimension using an aperture stop. The output of a quasi-monochromatic light source such as a Fabry Perot laser diode is astigmatic. As a consequence of the astigmatism, coupling geometries that accommodate the transverse numerical aperture of the laser are defocused in the lateral dimension, even for apsherical optics. The mismatch produces the quadratic phase variation in the feedback along the lateral axis at the facet of the laser that excites lateral modes of higher order than the TM(sub 00). Because the instability entails excitation of higher order lateral submodes, single frequency operation also is accomplished by using fiber Bragg gratings whose bandwidth is narrower than the submode spacing. This technique is particularly pertinent to the use of lensed fiber gratings in lieu of discrete coupling optics. Stable device operation requires overall phase match between the fed-back signal and the laser output. The fiber Bragg grating acts as a phase-preserving mirror when the Bragg condition is met precisely. The phase-match condition is maintained throughout the fiber tuning range by matching the Fabry-Perot axial mode wavelength to the passband center wavelength of the Bragg grating.

Krainak, Michael A. (Inventor); Duerksen, Gary L. (Inventor)

2001-01-01

194

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

195

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

196

Increased ISR operator capability utilizing a centralized 360° full motion video display  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In many situations, the difference between success and failure comes down to taking the right actions quickly. While the myriad of electronic sensors available today can provide data quickly, it may overload the operator; where only a contextualized centralized display of information and intuitive human interface can help to support the quick and effective decisions needed. If these decisions are to result in quick actions, then the operator must be able to understand all of the data of his environment. In this paper we present a novel approach in contextualizing multi-sensor data onto a full motion video real-time 360 degree imaging display. The system described could function as a primary display system for command and control in security, military and observation posts. It has the ability to process and enable interactive control of multiple other sensor systems. It enhances the value of these other sensors by overlaying their information on a panorama of the surroundings. Also, it can be used to interface to other systems including: auxiliary electro-optical systems, aerial video, contact management, Hostile Fire Indicators (HFI), and Remote Weapon Stations (RWS).

Andryc, K.; Chamberlain, J.; Eagleson, T.; Gottschalk, G.; Kowal, B.; Kuzdeba, P.; LaValley, D.; Myers, E.; Quinn, S.; Rose, M.; Rusiecki, B.

2012-06-01

197

A Special Operation Mode of BoomSAR in Application to Foliage Penetration Imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

BoomSAR system is a SAR device embarked in the basket of a boom lift, which provides a cheap and flexible platform to evaluate the performance of radar system and signal processing algorithm, especially for foliage penetration imaging. The common BoomSAR system moves along a straight line to produce the synthetic aperture effect. This paper introduces a special operation mode of

H. Sun; W. Liu; Y. Lu; P. Borderies; F. Lemaitre; L. C. Tai; H. W. Seah; H. L. Chan

2006-01-01

198

Developing an emergency department based Special Operations Team: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital initiated an emergency department based Special Operations Team as a way to help prepare staff for the care of hazardous material incidents (HAZMAT) victims and the unexpected consequences of a mass casualty incident. The team evolved over a period of 5 years and is now able to provide significant educational offerings, policy and procedure review

Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky; Michael Valendo; Peter Torres

2004-01-01

199

‘An Amateur Learns his Job’? Special Operations Executive in Portugal, 1940–42  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the first years of its existence, Special Operations Executive looked to neutral Europe as an area in which it could deploy its limited resources against German interests with a reasonable chance of success. By early 1942, however, it was clear that neutral Europe had failed to live up to SOE's expectations. Most of SOE's plans had either been aborted

Neville Wylie

2001-01-01

200

Mission computer replacement prototype for Special Operations Forces aircraft: an application of commercial technology to avionics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attempts to improve the reliability and maintainability of Special Operations Forces (SOF) fixed wing aircraft avionics by developing the mission computer replacement prototype (MCRP), are described. The purpose of the MCRP is to design, build, and demonstrate a replacement mission computer that is applicable across SOF aircraft. Our goal is to develop an open architecture mission computer based on industry

H. Lowery; B. Mitchell

2000-01-01

201

Massachusetts Primer on Special Education and Charter Schools. Section III: Information for Charter School Operators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the third part of the "Massachusetts Primer on Special Education and Charter Schools." Part III addresses the issues concerning the education of students with disabilities at all stages in the development and operation of a Massachusetts charter school. The information is intended to inform those who are responsible for the…

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2009

2009-01-01

202

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 Logistics problems in humanitarian and non-profit settings. The course will examine issues from both an academic logistics and trans- portation system design problems in humanitarian and non-profit applications; 2

Smilowitz, Karen

203

Salivary hormone response to 12-week block-periodized training in naval special warfare operators.  

PubMed

Oliver, JM, Abt, JP, Sell, TC, Beals, K, Wood, DE, and Lephart, SM. Salivary hormone response to 12-week block-periodized training in naval special warfare operators. J Strength Cond Res 29(1): 66-73, 2015-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Operators are expected to maintain a high degree of physical readiness requiring continual operational training. The physiological and psychological demands associated with operational training can result in physiological consequences evidenced by hormonal alterations justifying the need for periodized training to maintain or improve physical readiness. This study examined the pattern and time course of hormone changes during 12-week block-periodized training program (BP) in NSW Operators undergoing routine training. Eighteen NSW Operators (31 ± 6 years, 86.6 ± 9.0 kg, 176.2 ± 5.9 cm, 17.5 ± 6.5% fat) participated in a 12-week BP during routine operational training. Salivary free testosterone (FT), dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), and cortisol (C) were obtained at 4 time points coincident with changes in intensity and volume. In the second block of training in which intensity and volume were increased, FT and C increased by 20.3 ± 7.4 and 20.8 ± 9.9%, respectively. Free testosterone and C returned to baseline values concomitant with the decrease in intensity and volume at the conclusion of the third block of training. No significant differences were observed in FT-to-C ratio over the course of training. DHEA-S increased 23.1 ± 11.0% following block 1, with a further increase observed following block 2 (57.0 ± 17.4%). Our data indicate training following BP produces a pattern and time course of hormone changes congruent with changes in intensity and volume suggesting BP as a potential training model for NSW Operators and other Special Forces Operators involved in operational training. PMID:25029010

Oliver, Jonathan M; Abt, John P; Sell, Timothy C; Beals, Kim; Wood, Dallas E; Lephart, Scott M

2015-01-01

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14 CFR Appendix A to Part 372 - Overseas Military Personnel Charter Operator's Surety Bond Under Part 372 of the Special...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2010-01-01

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Assessment of mission planning and rehearsal technologies for the US Special Operations Command  

SciTech Connect

The US Special Operations Command has identified a need for a computer-based mission planning and rehearsal system to meet the joint requirements of the air, ground, and maritime elements of the Special Operations community. This report summarizes the results of a study (1) to define the technical components and basic functionalities of such a system, (2) to assess alternative technologies and strategies for possible implementation in a prototype system, and (3) to recommend the best approach for developing a prototype system. The major areas requiring automated support are information access and exploitation, image exploitation, mission planning, and mission preview and rehearsal. Specific system requirements and performance characteristics are identified, and a technology demonstration program (in the form of a fully integrated prototype system) is recommended. Finally, a specific set of technologies and a specific development team for a technology demonstration program are proposed. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Peerenboom, J.P.; Robinson, G.; Paddock, R.A.

1990-03-01

207

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

208

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-10-01

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Infrared and millimeter-wave sensors for military special operations and law enforcement applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the application of infrared and millimeter-wave sensors, developed for the most part during the Cold War, to the solution of problems encountered by military special operations units and law enforcement personnel. These problems include detection of weapons concealed beneath clothing, through-the-wall surveillance, and wide-area surveillance under poor lighting conditions. Key sensors used in these applications are infrared cameras,

N. C. Currie; F. J. Demma; D. D. Ferris; B. R. Kwasowsky; R. W. McMillan; M. C. Wicks

1996-01-01

214

On the functional determinant of a special operator with a zero mode in cosmology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The functional determinant of a special second order quantum-mechanical\\u000aoperator is calculated with its zero mode gauged out by the method of the\\u000aFaddeev-Popov gauge fixing procedure. This operator subject to periodic\\u000aboundary conditions arises in applications of the early Universe theory and, in\\u000aparticular, determines the one-loop statistical sum in quantum cosmology\\u000agenerated by a conformal field theory (CFT).

A. O. Barvinsky; A. Yu. Kamenshchik

2010-01-01

215

JSOU Report 10-6 Convergence: SOF and Civilian Law Enforcement Alexander Convergence: Special Operations Forces and Civilian Law Enforcement  

E-print Network

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publications to contribute toward expanding the body of knowledge about joint special operations. JSOU publications advance the insights and recommendations of national security professionals and the Special Operations Forces (SOF) students and leaders for consideration by the SOF community and defense leadership. JSOU is the educational component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The JSOU mission is to educate SOF executive, senior, and intermediate leaders and selected other national and international security decision makers, both military and civilian, through teaching, outreach, and research in the science and art of joint special operations. JSOU provides education to the men and women of SOF and to those who enable the SOF mission in a joint and interagency environment. JSOU conducts research through its Strategic Studies Department where

John B. Alexander; Jeffrey W. Nelson; U. S. Army; William S. Wildrick; Ret Resident; Senior Fellows; John B. Alexander

216

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

217

LOW COST STRATEGIES TO BUILD DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES: THE CREATIVE APPROACH OF A FRENCH PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATOR Milena Klasing Chen -milena.chen@gmail.com  

E-print Network

LOW COST STRATEGIES TO BUILD DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES: THE CREATIVE APPROACH OF A FRENCH PUBLIC : Espagne (2014)" #12;Low cost strategies to build dynamic capabilities: The creative approach of a French the low cost approach adopted by a public transport operator. Resulting of an oriented creativity method

Boyer, Edmond

218

Special operations forces and incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.  

PubMed

To determine the rates of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) positive symptom scores in Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel, an anonymous survey of SOF was employed, incorporating the PTSD Checklist (PCL-M) with both demographic and deployment data. Results indicate that all SOF units studied scored above the accepted cut-offs for PTSD positive screening.1 When total symptom severity score exceeded established cutoff points and were combined with criteria for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Edition 4 (DSM-IV) diagnosis of PTSD,2 approximately 16?20% of respondents met scoring threshold for positive screening, almost double those of conventional Army units. Collectively, Special Forces (SF) Soldiers and SOF combat-arms Soldiers had significantly higher PLC-M scores than their non-combat-arms SOF counterparts. SOF Soldiers with three or more deployments to Afghanistan had significantly higher PCL-M scores. Considering the evidence suggesting that SOF Soldiers are hyper-resilient to stress, these results should drive further research schemata and challenge clinical assumptions of PTSD within Special Operations. PMID:23032317

Hing, Matthew; Cabrera, Jorge; Barstow, Craig; Forsten, Robert

2012-01-01

219

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

220

SO/LIC (Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict) projects and programs  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a number of Special Operations (SO) and Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) projects and programs which have been completed or are now ongoing at Sandia National Laboratories. Some of the items discussed include field security surveys (conducted to immediately improve the security of deployed forces and to gain information about what additional resources are needed), a portable physical security system known as SAFER (Security and Force-Protection Enhancement Resources), interchangeable weapon scope mounts, a non-electric (NONEL) initiator, a diversionary charge, and a return fire simulator. 4 figs.

Williams, J.D.

1989-01-01

221

Surgical Specialization and Operative Mortality in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction  Surgeon specialization has been shown to result in improved outcomes but may not be the sole measure of surgical quality in\\u000a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. We attempted to determine which factors predominate in optimal patient outcomes between\\u000a volume, surgeon, and hospital resources.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  All non-transplant pancreatic (n?=?7195) and liver operations (n?=?4809) from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were examined from 1998–2005. Surgeons

Nicholas G. Csikesz; Jessica P. Simons; Jennifer F. Tseng; Shimul A. Shah

2008-01-01

222

Exertional heat stroke: clinical significance and practice indications for special operations medics and providers.  

PubMed

Exertional heat stroke is an acute injury associated with high morbidity and mortality, and is commonly encountered within military and Special Operations environments. With appropriate planning, rapid diagnosis, and aggressive treatment significant mortality reduction can be obtained. Planning for both training and real world operations can decrease the patient?s morbidity and mortality and increase the chances of successful handling of a patient with exertional heat stroke. The mainstay of treatment is rapid reduction of the core body temperature. This is paramount both at the field level of care as well as in a clinical setting. Diligent surveillance for commonly encountered complications includes anticipating electrolyte abnormalities, rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, and hepatic injuries. Treatment with dantrolene may be indicated in patients with continued hyperthermia despite aggressive traditional treatment. PMID:22707019

Johnston, J; Donham, B

2012-01-01

223

Relationship of combat experiences and alcohol misuse among U.S. Special Operations Soldiers.  

PubMed

This study examined the association between specific combat experiences and postdeployment hazardous drinking patterns on selected military populations that are considered high risk, such as personnel belonging to U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. Data collection were conducted in a 5-year span in which 1,323 Special Operations Forces Soldiers were surveyed anonymously from 3 to 6 months after returning from deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan regarding their combat experiences and mental health. Combat items were independently analyzed and placed into the following categories: (1) Fighting, (2) Killing, (3) Threat to oneself, (4) Death/Injury of others, and (5) Atrocities. Alcohol misuse was measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption. Of the Soldiers sampled, 15% (N = 201) screened positive for alcohol misuse 3 to 6 months postdeployment. Combat experiences relating to fighting, threat to oneself, and atrocities were significantly related to alcohol misuse when analyzed individually. However, when factors were analyzed simultaneously, combat experiences in the fighting category were significantly associated with a positive screen for alcohol misuse. In conclusion, Soldiers belonging to certain elite combat units are significantly more likely to screen positive for alcohol misuse if they are exposed to specific types of fighting combat experiences versus any other type of combat exposure. PMID:24594465

Skipper, Leonard D; Forsten, Robert D; Kim, Eugene H; Wilk, Joshua D; Hoge, Charles W

2014-03-01

224

77 FR 6007 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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2012-02-07

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2011-11-14

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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

227

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

228

Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training.  

PubMed

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

2014-05-01

229

The lifesaving potential of specialized on-scene medical support for urban tactical operations.  

PubMed

Since the 1980s, the specialized field of tactical medicine has evolved with growing support from numerous law-enforcement and medical organizations. On-scene backup from tactical emergency medical support (TEMS) providers has not only permitted more immediate advanced medical aid to injured officers, victims, bystanders, and suspects, but also allows for rapid after-incident medical screening or minor treatments that can obviate an unnecessary transport to an emergency department. The purpose of this report is to document one very explicit benefit of TEMS deployment, namely, a situation in which a police officer's life was saved by the routine on-scene presence of specialized TEMS physicians. In this specific case, a police officer was shot in the anterior neck during a law-enforcement operation and became moribund with massive hemorrhage and compromised airway. Two TEMS physicians, who had been integrated into the tactical law-enforcement team, were on scene, controlled the hemorrhage, and provided a surgical airway. By the time of arrival at the hospital, the patient had begun purposeful movements and, within 12 hours, was alert and oriented. Considering the rapid decline in the patient's condition, it was later deemed by quality assurance reviewers that the on-scene presence of these TEMS providers was lifesaving. PMID:19731167

Metzger, Jeffery C; Eastman, Alexander L; Benitez, Fernando L; Pepe, Paul E

2009-01-01

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The development of a preselection physical fitness training program for Canadian Special Operations Regiment applicants.  

PubMed

Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers must undergo a rigorous selection process that requires high levels of physical fitness and stamina to complete. Physical preparedness is crucial for an applicant's performance during a selection process; preselection physical training programs for SOF applicants must be specific to the demands of the selection process. The purpose of this study was to analyze the physical demands of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) Assessment Center (AC) to develop an evidence-based physical fitness program to assist future applicants to CSOR with their physical preparation. Seventy-one men volunteered to undergo a battery of fitness tests before attending the CSOR AC. Forty-six (mean [SD]: age 26.2 [4.4] years, height 176.5 [7.4] cm, body mass 82.4 [10.1] kg) of the 71 participants further volunteered to participate in the characterization of the physical demands of the AC. Heart rate (HR) data were collected during the physically demanding sessions, and a subsequent task and physiological analysis was conducted to determine key performance variables for exercise prescription. The physically demanding sessions ranged in length from 26.38 (4.24) minutes to 668.52 (30.09) minutes, with the mean HR data ranging from 169.81 (6.64) to 97.51 (6.65) b·min?¹, respectively. Key predictors of completion of the AC were V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak (?exp: 5.92; confidence interval [CI]: 1.1-31.0), and 1-repetition maximum (1RM) squats (?exp: 5.16; CI: 1.2-22.2). The information derived from this study provided the foundation for the design of an evidence-based preparatory training program for future applicants that is reflective of the physical demands of the selection process. PMID:22643138

Carlson, Mark J; Jaenen, Suzanne P

2012-07-01

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Psychological factors that limit the endurance capabilities of armor crews operating in a simulated NBC environment. Technical report, July 1985-May 1986  

SciTech Connect

Factors which limit the performance capabilities of sustained armor operations in simulated conventional- and chemical-warfare environments were studied. In the simulated chemical-warfare environment, extreme symptom and mood changes resulted in medical casualties, combat ineffectiveness, and early termination of all testing. Significant personality differences existed between casualties and survivors. The majority of casualties voluntarily terminated operational duties because of intense symptoms associated with wearing the chemical protective mask and clothing system. These symptoms were manifestations of respiratory and thermal stress.

Tharion, W.J.; Rauch, T.M.; Munro, I.; Lussier, A.R.; Banderet, L.E.

1986-05-01

232

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE (AFV) INFORMATION Over 98% of the U-M auto passenger fleet is flex fuel vehicles (FFV). A FFV is capable of operating on  

E-print Network

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE (AFV) INFORMATION Over 98% of the U-M auto passenger fleet is flex fuel vehicles (FFV). A FFV is capable of operating on unleaded, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% unleaded) or a mixture with ethanol's chemical properties. FFV's qualify as alternative fuel vehicles under the Energy Policy Act

Kirschner, Denise

233

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100, 117...Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge...notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations,...

2011-07-27

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100, 117...Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge...document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations,...

2011-02-09

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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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. DATES: The...

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems...Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. DATES: The...

2013-06-25

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Why the Capability Approach?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addressing operational challenges such as poverty or economic development, many researchers and practitioners wish to build upon insights raised by Sen's capability approach and related writings. This paper argues that the comprehensive reach and foundation of the human development and capability approach has a value independent from and additional to their practical outworkings, and yet also that operational specifications

Sabina Alkire

2005-01-01

239

Causes of Death in U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Global War on Terrorism: 2001???2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Effective combat trauma management strategies de- pend upon an understanding of the epidemiology of death on the battlefield. Methods: A panel of military medical experts reviewed photo- graphs 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 poten- tially survivable.

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

2007-01-01

240

Case series of pectoralis major muscle tears in joint special operations task force-Philippines soldiers diagnosed by bedside ultrasound.  

PubMed

Pectoralis major muscle tears are an uncommon injury although reported most prevalently among young male athletes (e.g. SOF personnel). We describe two cases occurring in Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) Soldiers, review the physical examination and sonographic findings suggestive of a high-grade injury, and discuss treatment options. PMID:23536450

Ball, Vincent; Maskell, Kevin; Pink, James

2012-01-01

241

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

242

Working with Streptozotocin Standard Operating Procedures According to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Streptozotocin (STZ) special  

E-print Network

Working with Streptozotocin ­ Standard Operating Procedures According to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Streptozotocin (STZ) special precautions must be taken when working with this chemical material facing up. Tape the edges of the absorbent material to prevent its movement in the fume hood. Care

Cui, Yan

243

Fed-batch operation in special microtiter plates: a new method for screening under production conditions.  

PubMed

Batch and fed-batch operation result in completely different physiological conditions for cultivated microorganisms or cells. To close the gap between screening, which is hitherto exclusively performed in batch mode, and fed-batch production processes, a special microtiter plate was developed that allows screening in fed-batch mode. The fed-batch microtiter plate (FB-MTP) enables 44 parallel fed-batch experiments at small scale. A small channel filled with a hydrogel connects a reservoir well with a culture well. The nutrient compound diffuses from the reservoir well through the hydrogel into the culture well. Hence, the feed rate can easily be adjusted to the needs of the cultured microorganisms by changing the geometry of the hydrogel channel and the driving concentration gradient. Any desired compound including liquid nutrients like glycerol can be fed to the culture. In combination with an optical measuring device (BioLector), online monitoring of these 44 fed-batch cultures is possible. Two Escherichia coli strains and a Hansenula polymorpha strain were successfully cultivated in the new FB-MTP. As a positive impact of the fed-batch mode on the used strains, a fourfold increase in product formation was observed for E. coli. For H. polymorpha, the use of fed-batch mode resulted in a strong increase in product formation, whereas no measurable product formation was observed in batch mode. In conclusion, the newly developed fed-batch microtiter plate is a versatile, easy-to-use, disposable system to perform fed-batch cultivations at small scale. Screening cultures in high-throughput under online monitoring are possible similar to cultivations under production conditions. PMID:24419608

Wilming, Anja; Bähr, Cornelia; Kamerke, Claudia; Büchs, Jochen

2014-03-01

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Effects of a training program for special operations battalion on soldiers' fitness characteristics.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of special operations battalion (SOB) training program on soldiers' fitness parameters. The research was conducted on a sample of 25 members (mean ± SD: age 27.93 ± 5.12 years, height 178.64 ± 6.91 cm, body mass 81.42 ± 9.18 kg) of the Croatian Armed Forces for SOB, divided into control and experimental groups. Total duration of the SOB basic training was 62 days. The sample of variables consists of 12 tests for the assessment of fitness characteristics, 2 tests for functional capacity, and 18 morphological measures. Morphological parameters were measured according to the instructions of the International Biological Program. Fitness characteristics were measured with the following tests: 1-kg medicine ball throw from a seated position, standing broad jump (SBJ), relative sergeant test, 20-m sprint, the maximum thrust from the bench, push-ups in 2 minutes (PU(2minutes)), sit-ups in 2 minutes (SU(2minutes)), pull-ups (PU), thrust from the bench with 70% of body weight (BP(70%)), crawling and jumping, agility test 93639 with turn (A9-3-6-3-9), and sit and reach. Functional abilities were evaluated with 2 tests: 3,200 m running (SK3200) and 300 yards running (MBI3Y). There was a statistically significant difference in a set of fitness characteristics variables analyzed between the 2 groups in initial and final measurements in the multivariate level. Analyzing the results of t-test, differences of variables, it was evident that the difference after the SOB program occurred in 7 variables in the experimental group: SBJ, PU2minutes, SU2minutes, PU, BP70%, MBI3Y, and SK3200. Basic training for SOB during 8 weeks has produced significant burnout of the body for the participants who have completed their training. This led to a reduction in fitness performance manifested through the tested variables. PMID:22130399

Sporiš, Goran; Harasin, Drazen; Bok, Daniel; Matika, Dario; Vuleta, Dinko

2012-10-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...d). Discussion The Model G280 airplane requires...electrical-power-generation capability. To maintain the same...traditional designs, the Model G280 airplane electrical-system...type-certification basis for GALP Model G280 airplanes. The...generating system. In showing capability for continued safe...

2011-10-27

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76 FR 81360 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...d). Discussion The Model G280 airplane requires...electrical-power-generation capability. To maintain the same...traditional designs, the Model G280 airplane electrical-system...type-certification basis for GALP Model G280 airplanes. The...generating system. In showing capability for continued safe...

2011-12-28

247

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

248

14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. 91.858 Section 91...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. (a) After December 31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...

2013-01-01

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14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. 91.858 Section 91...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. (a) After December 31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. 91.858 Section 91...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. (a) After December 31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...

2010-01-01

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2014-01-01

252

14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. 91.858 Section 91...flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations. (a) After December 31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...

2012-01-01

253

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-01-01 false Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation...Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation...operate an aircraft in the Air Traffic Control System: a. Contrary...

2013-01-01

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

... 2014-01-01 false Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation...Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation...operate an aircraft in the Air Traffic Control System: a. Contrary...

2014-01-01

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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

256

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

257

Transit satellite system timing capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Current time transfer capabilities of the Transit Satellite System are reviewed. Potential improvements in the changes in equipment and operational procedures using operational satellites are discussed.

Finsod, T. D.

1978-01-01

258

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

259

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

260

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

...performance plan before each helicopter air tour flight. The performance...or operating in compliance with an air traffic control clearance, or as otherwise authorized...Administrator, no person may conduct an air tour in Hawaii: (a) Below...

2014-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...performance plan before each helicopter air tour flight. The performance...or operating in compliance with an air traffic control clearance, or as otherwise authorized...Administrator, no person may conduct an air tour in Hawaii: (a) Below...

2012-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...performance plan before each helicopter air tour flight. The performance...or operating in compliance with an air traffic control clearance, or as otherwise authorized...Administrator, no person may conduct an air tour in Hawaii: (a) Below...

2010-01-01

263

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...performance plan before each helicopter air tour flight. The performance...or operating in compliance with an air traffic control clearance, or as otherwise authorized...Administrator, no person may conduct an air tour in Hawaii: (a) Below...

2013-01-01

264

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...performance plan before each helicopter air tour flight. The performance...or operating in compliance with an air traffic control clearance, or as otherwise authorized...Administrator, no person may conduct an air tour in Hawaii: (a) Below...

2011-01-01

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Risk factors and musculoskeletal complaints in non-specialized nurses, IC nurses, operation room nurses, and X-ray technologists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To gain more insight into the prevalence rates of musculoskeletal complaints of neck-shoulder and low back and to determine\\u000a the relation between physical and psychosocial work-related risk factors and the complaints mentioned in non-specialized nurses,\\u000a operation room nurses, Intensive Care (IC) nurses and X-ray technologists. Methods: The study population consists of 3,169 employees affiliated to eight university hospitals in

Ellen Bos; Boudien Krol; Lex van der Star; Johan Groothoff

2007-01-01

266

Corneal foreign body management at a role 1 flight line aid station: risks, benefits, and implications for special operations medicine.  

PubMed

Eye injuries are common in forward areas of operations. Definitive diagnosis and care may be limited not by provider skill but rather by available equipment. The ability to treat simple trauma such as corneal foreign bodies at the Role 1 level has advantages including rapid return to duty, decreased cost of treatment, and, most important, decreased risk of delayed care. We propose the device such as a hand-held portable slit lamp should be made available for appropriate Special Operations Medical Forces (SOFMED) or aviation providers. PMID:24952034

Calvano, Christopher J

2014-01-01

267

45 CFR 2522.450 - What types of programs or program models may receive special consideration in the selection process?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...types of programs or program models may receive special consideration...types of programs or program models may receive special consideration...priorities: (a) Program models: (1) Programs operated...and practice the response capabilities of many different...

2010-10-01

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45 CFR 2522.450 - What types of programs or program models may receive special consideration in the selection process?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...types of programs or program models may receive special consideration...types of programs or program models may receive special consideration...priorities: (a) Program models: (1) Programs operated...and practice the response capabilities of many different...

2011-10-01

269

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

1. Each person shall, before conducting any operation under the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning that operation, including Notices to Airmen issued under §...

2010-01-01

270

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-10-01

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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...

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2014-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

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Architecting 'operational' Earth monitoring satellites based on coupled climate modeling and existing sensor capabilities with constellation efficiencies: Part III  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding the earth's climate and collecting the requisite signatures over the next 10, 20, 30 years is a shared mandate by many of the world's governments. But there remains a daunting challenge to bridge scientific missions to 'operational' systems that truly support the demands of decision makers, scientific investigators and global users' requirements for trusted data. For this Part III paper, we will examine the required components of a coupled modeling framework to perform, with benefit of adjoint constraints , optimal forward modeling of the climate's GHG's for both demonstration and verification. Interrogating such forward modeling in detail will help uncover the most efficient and sufficient set of critical climate parameters & metrics needed to systematic capture and attribute climate monitoring environmental records. This in turn would allow globally trusted algorithms to produce climate products that the world's governments can use to most accurately assess man's impacts on earth's climate and promote informed decisions sustaining the earth's ability to support life. This paper is the climate modeling based extension to two earlier papers from 2009 & 2010.

Helmuth, Douglas B.; Bell, Raymond M.; Bennett, David A.; Grant, David A.; Miller, Timothy N.; Lentz, Christopher A.

2011-11-01

276

Forward surgical team (FST) workload in a special operations environment: the 250th FST in operation ENDURING FREEDOM  

Microsoft Academic Search

PurposeForward Surgical Teams (FST) deploy to support conventional combat units of at least regimental size. This report examines the injuries and treatments of an FST in an environment of unconventional tactics, limited personal protection, and extended areas of responsibility during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Robert M Rush; Edward D Arrington

2003-01-01

277

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

278

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

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14 CFR 93.177 - Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...flight within the Luke Terminal Area designated in § 93.176 unless...operating within the Luke Terminal area, that person establishes radio contact with the Luke RAPCON; and...while within the designated area. (b) Requests for...

2010-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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,...

2012-01-01

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

...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

282

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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,...

2011-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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,...

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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

285

Prediction of results from subjective evaluation of real-time-capable tone-mapping operators applied to limited high-dynamic-range images  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dynamic range of digital image sensors is growing faster than the reproducible dynamic range of standard display and print devices. In an assessment, we evaluated eight real-time-capable, high-dynamic-range (HDR) tone-mapping operators, using HDR images restricted to 12 bits per channel, and mapping to 8-bit low-dynamic-range (LDR) output data. In our survey, 51 test persons rated the subjective quality of LDR images of 15 scenes. For each scene, the operators were tested against linear tone mapping. From that survey, we derived three operators that performed better than linear mapping and evaluated their impact on exposure when using tone-mapping in an imaging chain. To mathematically predict the subjective quality of tone-mapped images, we tested five figures of merit against the empirical results of the survey. We propose a quality measure derived from the Naka-Rushton equation. We evaluate the proposed metric against four other image quality metrics, with our novel measure matching the subjective results best.

Annighofer, Bjorn; Tajbakhsh, Touraj; Grigat, Rolf-Rainer

2010-01-01

286

Bioculture System Expanding ISS Capabilities for Space Biosciences Research and Commercial Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Oral presentation at the ASGSR 2013 Annual Meeting. The presentation describes the NASA Bioculture System hardware design, capabilities, enabling science research capabilities, and flight concept of operations. The presentation is part of the Enabling Technologies special session and will be presented to perspective users in both academics and commercial communities.

Sato, Kevin Y.

2013-01-01

287

Surveillance of zoonotic and infectious diseases in Ecuador: implications for special operations forces medical operations, personnel, and canines.  

PubMed

Vector-borne diseases (VBD) make up a large number of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases. Ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are effective vectors parasitizing canines, making dogs adequate reservoirs for zoonoses. The U.S. military deploys personnel and government-owned animals around the world with possible risk of exposure to VBD. Canine VBD have veterinary and public health significance for the host nations as well as for the U.S. troops and its working animals deployed in the theater of operations. These factors make disease surveillance a great importance. The objective of this work was to survey canines from the cities of Manta and Guayaquil in Ecuador to determine prevalence of heartworm disease (D. immitis), ehrlichi os is (E. canis), Lyme disease (B. burgdorf eri), and anapl asmosis (A. phagocytophilum). Canine blood samples (1-3ml) collected from the cities of Manta (n=50) and Guayaquil (n=50) were tested on site using a SNAPR 4DxR Test Kit. Prevalence for single or multiple disease status was calculated for each city. In the city of Manta the overall prevalence of diseases was 78%; 52% for E. canis alone, and 26% for co-infection with E. canis and A. phagocytophilum. The overall prevalence for the city of Guayaquil was 88%; 40% for E. canis alone, 22% for A. phagocytophilum alone, and 26% for co-infection with E. canis and A. phagocytophilum. Neither heartworm disease nor Lyme disease was detected in any samp le. In conclusion, this study showed the extensive presence of E. canis and A. phagocytophilum in both cities in Ecuador, emphasizing the value of surveillance for zoonotic diseases to determine disease prevalence and risk assessments, as well as to implement control measures. PMID:22173599

McCown, Michael; Monterroso, Victor H; Grzeszak, Benjamin

2011-01-01

288

Polypoid lesions of the gallbladder: Report of 100 cases with special reference to operative indications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The nature of polypoid lesions of the gallbladder is difficult to define before operation, and surgical indications still remain controversial. The aim of this study was to identify characteristics of each type of polypoid lesion of the gallbladder and indications for surgery. Methods: Clinical data were retrospectively correlated with the histopathologic characteristics of polypoid lesions in 100 patients who

Cem Terzi; Selman Sökmen; Selda Seçkin; Levent Albayrak; Mehmet U?urlu

2000-01-01

289

Aggregation of Induction Motors in a Power System Based on Some Special Operating Conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a simple method for aggregating three-phase double-cage rotor induction motors connected to a common bus based on their equivalent circuits in power system studies. It is simple to aggregate the motors based on their equivalent circuits under certain operating conditions. The proposed method has been directly derived from the equivalent circuits of motors at a same bus

K. W. Louie; J. R. Marti; H. W. Dommel

2007-01-01

290

Topologies of Switch-Linear Hybrid Power Conversion & Special Operation States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Typical topologies of switch-linear hybrid (SLH) power converter are summed up by former research practices. The main frame, hybrid criteria, category classification and extension regulation for the development of SLH-topology are presented by practical examples. Different operation states by different devices are also discussed for applying the topologies reasonably. All the above will set up the foundation of the SLH

Lu-sheng Ge; Qian-zhi Zhou; Wu bin

2006-01-01

291

Aggregation of induction motors based on their equivalent circuits under some special operating conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a simple method for aggregating the three-phase single-cage-rotor induction motors connected to a common bus based on their equivalent circuits in power system studies. It is simple to aggregate the motors based on their equivalent circuits in certain operating states. The proposed method has been directly derived from the equivalent circuits of the motors at a same

K. W. Louie; Cree Crescent

2005-01-01

292

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

293

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

294

Biofeedback self-regulation training to treat post-concussion headache in a special operations support soldier.  

PubMed

Biofeedback assisted self-regulation training can be an effective treatment for post-concussion headaches. The following is an example of using biofeedback assisted self-regulation training as an intervention to treat posttrauma headaches in a Special Operations Forces (SOF) support soldier. This Soldier was a 23-year-old male who had suffered a concussion while off duty four months earlier and continued to experience headache. Threemodality biofeedback (temperature, surface electromyogram and skin conduction) was used to help the patient learn to self-regulate and control his headaches. This was accomplished over four visits over two weeks. This was a compressed timeline to allow him to deploy with his unit. This form of treatment can be a viable nonmedication based option for addressing post concussion headaches for deploying Soldiers. PMID:23536453

Jenkins, Craig M

2012-01-01

295

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and...103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility...requirements of the Act, the Energy Reorganization...

2013-01-01

296

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and...103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility...requirements of the Act, the Energy Reorganization...

2010-01-01

297

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

...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and...103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility...requirements of the Act, the Energy Reorganization...

2014-01-01

298

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and...103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility...requirements of the Act, the Energy Reorganization...

2012-01-01

299

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and...103 Section 2.103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION...byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility...requirements of the Act, the Energy Reorganization...

2011-01-01

300

Use of the LMA Supreme in the Special Operations Environment: A Retrospective Comparison of the LMA Supreme and King LT-D.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the LMA Supreme® (LAM) as a combat supraglottic airway for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). It is imperative to continuously evaluate and compare existing management options for airway control as requirements and technologies change. Providing our Special Operators with the most advanced and reliable medical equipment is of the utmost importance, and it is our intention here to compare the LMA Supreme with the currently fielded King LT-D® (King Systems) to determine whether the LMA Supreme may be a viable alternative supraglottic airway. PMID:24227561

Hamilton, Travis J; Maani, Christopher V; Redman, Theodore T

2013-01-01

301

Aspects on the design, implementation, and simulation of a tracked mini robot destined for special applications in theatres of operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The authors of this paper wish to highlight elements regarding the organology, functioning and simulation, in a real workspace, of a tracked mini robot structure destined for special applications in theatres of operation, a technological product which is subject to a national patent granted to our institution (patent no. RO a 2012 01051), the result of research activities undertaken under a contract won by national competition, a grant for young research teams, PN-RUTE- 2010 type. The issues outlined in this paper are aspects related to the original invention in comparison with other mini-robot structures, the inventors presenting succinctly the technological product description and its applicability both in the military and applicative area as well as in the educational one. Additionally, the advantages of using the technological product are shown in a real workspace, the constructive and functional solution before, finally, presenting, based on the modelling of the mechanical structure of the tilting module attached to the mini-robot, an application on the simulation and programming of the mini-robot under study.

Petri?or, Silviu-Mihai; Bârsan, GhiÅ£Ä.?

2013-12-01

302

Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability  

SciTech Connect

The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) project is a Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored real-time emergency response service available for use by both federal and state agencies in case of a potential or actual atmospheric release of nuclear material. The project, initiated in 1972, is currently evolving from the research and development phase to full operation. Plans are underway to expand the existing capability to continuous operation by 1984 and to establish a National ARAC Center (NARAC) by 1988. This report describes the ARAC system, its utilization during the past two years, and plans for its expansion during the next five to six years. An integral part of this expansion is due to a very important and crucial effort sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency to extend the ARAC service to approximately 45 Department of Defense (DOD) sites throughout the continental US over the next three years.

Dickerson, M.H.; Gudiksen, P.H.; Sullivan, T.J.

1983-02-01

303

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

304

Thermal-Hydraulic Bases for the Safety Limits and Limiting Safety System Settings for HFIR Operation at 100 MW and 468 psig Primary Pressure, Using Specially Selected Fuel Elements  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes thermal hydraulic analyses performed to support HFIR operation at 100 MW and 468 psig pressure using specially selected fuel elements. The analyses were performed with the HFIR steady state heat transfer code, originally developed during HFIR design. This report addresses the increased core heat removal capability which can be achieved in fuel elements having coolant channel thicknesses that exceed the minimum requirements of the HFIR fuel fabrication specifications. Specific requirements for the minimum value of effective uniform as-built coolant channel thickness are established for fuel elements to be used at 100 MW. The burnout correlation currently used in the steady-state heat transfer code was also compared with more recent experimental results for stability of high-velocity flow in narrow heated channels, and the burnout correlation was found to be conservative with respect to flow stability at typical HFIR hot channel exit conditions at full power.

Rothrock, R.B.

1998-09-01

305

Special Education Costs and the Impact on Illinois School District Financial Operations. MacArthur/Spencer Series Number 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study began as a cost study of special education programs in Illinois public education. An attempt was made to determine if the burden of extraordinary, nonreimbursed costs for special education programs was divided equally or unequally among school districts in Illinois. However, two problems with the data source were discovered. Illinois…

Arnold, Robert; And Others

306

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

307

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

308

National transportable telecommunications capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The chance to integrate two emerging telecommunications technologies together, the Ku-band satellite communication (SATCOM) and cellular, offered the unique opportunity to package a truly stand-alone capability to reconstitute telecommuications service. Terrestrial cellular telephone services have proven to be an essential tool for dealing with local emergencies to the extent that they survive and remain operable, as in the San Francisco earthquake. Cellular telephones can provide emergency coordinators the flexibility of wireless mobility in the field via the Public Switched Network (PSN) to coordinate emergency services. However, not all areas are covered by cellular service; existing cellular and PSN service availability could be limited by the congestion and competition for the dial tone that occurs in emergencies. It was realized that a critical need exists for a rapidly deployable stand-alone cellular capability coupled with alternate connectivity to bypass congested or damaged PSN links. Existing commercial Ku-band satellite communications have provided alternate routing links in some cases to support emergency communications. An emergency operational capability was conceived that integrates these technologies into a rapidly deployable and transportable package that provides both local and long distance telephone services to an area that has suffered widespread telecommunications outages or has been totally isolated from the world.

Boheim, Kenneth B.; Bach, Beverly

1991-01-01

309

Automatic constants optimization and self-certification of the algorithms of the special software in the SKALA-mikro system of RBMK-1000 reactors during reactor operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problems of increasing the accuracy of energy release distribution and storage monitoring up to the limits of safe operation\\u000a of RBMK-1000 reactors are examined. Accuracy can be increased by automatically optimizing some constants used in the special\\u000a software of the SKALA-mikro system and by periodic self-certification of the algorithm used to determine the computational\\u000a error in the energy-release distribution.

S. I. Aleksandrov; V. V. Dmitrenko; V. V. Postnikov; A. N. Sviridenkov; G. V. Yurkin; I. S. Yakunin

2007-01-01

310

14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by a...INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS Aircraft Ratings and Pilot Authorizations ...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by...

2013-01-01

311

14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...  

...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by a...INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS Aircraft Ratings and Pilot Authorizations ...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by...

2014-01-01

312

14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by a...INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS Aircraft Ratings and Pilot Authorizations ...pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and leased by...

2012-01-01

313

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

...statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210...of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements...operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall...included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in...

2014-04-01

314

A MAgnEt for InvEstMEnt Fermilab's specialized operations attract funding from the federal government  

E-print Network

technologies. ABovE Fermilab scientists develop advanced accelerator technology with potential applications technology firm n Euclid techlabs llC--a research and development company specializing in dielectric 2010 4,529JoBs CrEAtEd in Illinois $643MIllIon total economic output in Illinois 87%of all jobs were

Quigg, Chris

315

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...would also apply to the other model under Sec. 21.101. Novel...Design Features The Bombardier Model CL-600-2E25 airplane will...electrical-power-generation capability. To maintain the same level...experience on other airplane models with similar...

2010-11-17

316

Application of fuzzy logic-neural network based reinforcement learning to proximity and docking operations: Special approach/docking testcase results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the RICIS project, the reinforcement learning techniques developed at Ames Research Center are being applied to proximity and docking operations using the Shuttle and Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite simulation. In utilizing these fuzzy learning techniques, we use the Approximate Reasoning based Intelligent Control (ARIC) architecture, and so we use these two terms interchangeably to imply the same. This activity is carried out in the Software Technology Laboratory utilizing the Orbital Operations Simulator (OOS) and programming/testing support from other contractor personnel. This report is the final deliverable D4 in our milestones and project activity. It provides the test results for the special testcase of approach/docking scenario for the shuttle and SMM satellite. Based on our experience and analysis with the attitude and translational controllers, we have modified the basic configuration of the reinforcement learning algorithm in ARIC. The shuttle translational controller and its implementation in ARIC is described in our deliverable D3. In order to simulate the final approach and docking operations, we have set-up this special testcase as described in section 2. The ARIC performance results for these operations are discussed in section 3 and conclusions are provided in section 4 along with the summary for the project.

Jani, Yashvant

1993-01-01

317

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Operation of U.S.-registered civil airplanes leased by a person not a U.S. citizen...Operation of U.S.-registered civil airplanes leased by a person not a U.S. citizen...or flight navigator duties on a civil airplane of U.S. registry, leased to a...

2010-01-01

318

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

319

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

SciTech Connect

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

320

14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...operations in— (i) Scheduled international air services in turbojet-powered airplanes of U.S. registry; (ii) Scheduled...Scheduled international air services carrying passengers in turbojet-powered airplanes; (2) Scheduled international...

2010-01-01

321

Laboratory microfusion capability study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study is to elucidate the issues involved in developing a Laboratory Microfusion Capability (LMC) which is the major objective of the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program within the purview of the Department of Energy's Defense Programs. The study was initiated to support a number of DOE management needs: to provide insight for the evolution of the ICF program; to afford guidance to the ICF laboratories in planning their research and development programs; to inform Congress and others of the details and implications of the LMC; to identify criteria for selection of a concept for the Laboratory Microfusion Facility; and to develop a coordinated plan for the realization of an LMC. As originally proposed, the LMC study was divided into two phases. The first phase identifies the purpose and potential utility of the LMC, the regime of its performance parameters, driver independent design issues and requirements, its development goals and requirements, and associated technical, management, staffing, environmental, and other developmental and operational issues. The second phase addresses driver-dependent issues such as specific design, range of performance capabilities, and cost. The study includes four driver options: the neodymium-glass solid state laser, the krypton fluoride excimer gas laser, the light-ion accelerator, and the heavy-ion induction linear accelerator. The results of the Phase 2 study are described in the present report.

1993-05-01

322

Laboratory microfusion capability study  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to elucidate the issues involved in developing a Laboratory Microfusion Capability (LMC) which is the major objective of the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program within the purview of the Department of Energy's Defense Programs. The study was initiated to support a number of DOE management needs: to provide insight for the evolution of the ICF program; to afford guidance to the ICF laboratories in planning their research and development programs; to inform Congress and others of the details and implications of the LMC; to identify criteria for selection of a concept for the Laboratory Microfusion Facility and to develop a coordinated plan for the realization of an LMC. As originally proposed, the LMC study was divided into two phases. The first phase identifies the purpose and potential utility of the LMC, the regime of its performance parameters, driver independent design issues and requirements, its development goals and requirements, and associated technical, management, staffing, environmental, and other developmental and operational issues. The second phase addresses driver-dependent issues such as specific design, range of performance capabilities, and cost. The study includes four driver options; the neodymium-glass solid state laser, the krypton fluoride excimer gas laser, the light-ion accelerator, and the heavy-ion induction linear accelerator. The results of the Phase II study are described in the present report.

Not Available

1993-05-01

323

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

324

14 CFR 145.215 - Capability list.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Capability list. 145.215 Section 145.215...STATIONS Operating Rules § 145.215 Capability list. (a) A certificated repair...if the article is listed on a current capability list acceptable to the FAA or on...

2010-01-01

325

14 CFR 145.215 - Capability list.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Capability list. 145.215 Section 145.215...STATIONS Operating Rules § 145.215 Capability list. (a) A certificated repair...if the article is listed on a current capability list acceptable to the FAA or on...

2011-01-01

326

COGEMA Experience on Retrieving and Automatically Remote Cutting Large Metallic Structures Using Special Saw During Nuclear Decommissioning Operations  

SciTech Connect

Used spent fuel baskets have been stored in the La Hague North-West concrete-lined pits until decommissioning. In 1998, COGEMA decided to retrieve, cut and condition these spent fuel baskets. This paper describes the experience gained, since the start up of this operation in 1999, discusses resulting dosimetry and waste produced, during retrieving and remotely cutting of LL activity large metallic structures. This process result in significantly lower exposures to workers in the D and D operations. In addition the work was carried out in an environmentally safe manner with reasonable financial costs.

Bodin, F.; Barandas, C.

2002-02-26

327

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

328

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

329

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

330

Invitation to a forum: architecting operational `next generation' earth monitoring satellites based on best modeling, existing sensor capabilities, with constellation efficiencies to secure trusted datasets for the next 20 years  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Architecting the operational Next Generation of earth monitoring satellites based on matured climate modeling, reuse of existing sensor & satellite capabilities, attention to affordability and evolutionary improvements integrated with constellation efficiencies - becomes our collective goal for an open architectural design forum. Understanding the earth's climate and collecting requisite signatures over the next 30 years is a shared mandate by many of the world's governments. But there remains a daunting challenge to bridge scientific missions to 'operational' systems that truly support the demands of decision makers, scientific investigators and global users' requirements for trusted data. In this paper we will suggest an architectural structure that takes advantage of current earth modeling examples including cross-model verification and a first order set of critical climate parameters and metrics; that in turn, are matched up with existing space borne collection capabilities and sensors. The tools used and the frameworks offered are designed to allow collaborative overlays by other stakeholders nominating different critical parameters and their own treaded connections to existing international collection experience. These aggregate design suggestions will be held up to group review and prioritized as potential constellation solutions including incremental and spiral developments - including cost benefits and organizational opportunities. This Part IV effort is focused on being an inclusive 'Next Gen Constellation' design discussion and is the natural extension to earlier papers.

Helmuth, Douglas B.; Bell, Raymond M.; Grant, David A.; Lentz, Christopher A.

2012-09-01

331

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

332

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

333

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

334

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

335

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

336

33 CFR 157.445 - Maneuvering performance capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Maneuvering performance capability. 157.445 Section 157.445 ...157.445 Maneuvering performance capability. (a) A tankship owner or operator...impact of the tankship's maneuvering capability on the transit. [CGD...

2011-07-01

337

33 CFR 157.445 - Maneuvering performance capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Maneuvering performance capability. 157.445 Section 157.445 ...157.445 Maneuvering performance capability. (a) A tankship owner or operator...impact of the tankship's maneuvering capability on the transit. [CGD...

2010-07-01

338

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

339

On the improvement of the response capability of the control room operator in a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in a severe earthquake through the use of emergency response guidelines  

SciTech Connect

Recent probabilistic risk assessment studies indicate that potential accidents initiated by large earthquakes are among the major contributors to public risk from nuclear power plants. During a severe earthquake, the symptoms presented to operators may be unreliable and may endanger the validity of actions in emergency response guidelines (ERGs). The objective of the present study is to improve the operator capability of responding to seismic damage through the use of ERGS. The methods used are to deterministically identify the possible weakness of ERGs, given a severe earthquake, and to probabilistically evaluate those identified weaknesses. Several cases are postulated. Each of them contains system failures with or without indicator failures and leads the core to meltdown conditions if the operator follows the ERGs strictly without any deviation. The likelihood of each case is estimated. A LISP program is developed to estimate the plant seismic risk with which the relative risk contribution of each postulated case is estimated. As a result, ten cases are postulated and possible remedies for each case are discussed. The likelihood of each case is estimated to be not negligible. The identified indicator failures should be considered in future refinement of the ERGS. The development of an expert system to provide remedial procedures should be considered after a more thorough study in which many more cases are postulated.

Lee, S.

1989-01-01

340

14 CFR 121.570 - Airplane evacuation capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Airplane evacuation capability. 121.570 Section 121.570 Aeronautics and Space...OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.570 Airplane evacuation capability. (a) No person may cause an airplane carrying...

2010-01-01

341

14 CFR 121.570 - Airplane evacuation capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Airplane evacuation capability. 121.570 Section 121.570 Aeronautics and Space...OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.570 Airplane evacuation capability. (a) No person may cause an airplane carrying...

2011-01-01

342

Current capabilities at the Metrology Light Source  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has set up the 630 MeV electron storage ring Metrology Light Source (MLS) in close cooperation with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). This electron storage ring has been in regular user operation since April 2008. It is dedicated to synchrotron-radiation-based metrology and technological developments in the far-IR/THz, IR, UV, VUV and EUV spectral ranges, with the use as primary source standard as the key activity. In a permanent process of improvement, the storage ring itself was optimized regarding its regular performance (beam current and lifetime) as well as for special operations (e.g. variable electron energies and electron bunch lengths). The measurement capabilities at the seven different beamline ports were set up sequentially, first in the UV/VUV and IR spectral ranges. This first phase of instrumentation set-up will be finished in 2011 by completing the beamlines for EUV metrology, for the calibration of radiation sources and for the application of undulator radiation.

Gottwald, Alexander; Klein, Roman; Müller, Ralph; Richter, Mathias; Scholze, Frank; Thornagel, Reiner; Ulm, Gerhard

2012-04-01

343

Posttraumatic stress symptoms and work-related accomplishment as predictors of general health and medical utilization among Special Operations Forces personnel.  

PubMed

Research has established clear links among posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatic symptoms, and general health among conventional force military personnel. It is possible that the same relationships exist among Special Operations Force (SOF) personnel, but there are very few, if any, studies that examine these relationships. This study investigated correlates of general health and medical visits among SOF personnel and found that the interaction of somatic and PTSD symptoms was associated with worse health and more frequent medical visits. Follow-up analyses indicated that the interaction of avoidance symptoms with somatic symptoms was significantly associated with worse health, whereas the interaction of emotional numbing with somatic symptoms significantly contributed to increased medical visits. In addition, the results suggest that a sense of accomplishment among SOF personnel may serve as a protective factor against poor health. The results suggest developing interactions among SOF personnel that promote a sense of achievement to ultimately improve the health of the force. PMID:24469521

Bryan, Craig J; Stephenson, James A; Morrow, Chad E; Staal, Mark; Haskell, Jeremy

2014-02-01

344

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

345

Engineering Capabilities and Partnerships  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the engineering capabilities at Johnson Space Center, The presentation also reviews the partnerships that have resulted in successfully designed and developed projects that involved commercial and educational institutions.

Poulos, Steve

2010-01-01

346

Remote Controlled Orbiter Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Remote Control Orbiter (RCO) capability allows a Space Shuttle Orbiter to perform an unmanned re-entry and landing. This low-cost capability employs existing and newly added functions to perform key activities typically performed by flight crews and controllers during manned re-entries. During an RCO landing attempt, these functions are triggered by automation resident in the on-board computers or uplinked commands from flight controllers on the ground. In order to properly route certain commands to the appropriate hardware, an In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) cable was developed. Currently, the RCO capability is reserved for the scenario where a safe return of the crew from orbit may not be possible. The flight crew would remain in orbit and await a rescue mission. After the crew is rescued, the RCO capability would be used on the unmanned Orbiter in an attempt to salvage this national asset.

Garske, Michael; delaTorre, Rafael

2007-01-01

347

Organization capable intelligent sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sensors are used to monitor and interpret many different environments and phenomena. The capability of a sensor array or network is constrained first by the sensors included and secondly by how the sensors are allowed to communicate and cooperatively work together. In this paper, we show how the combination of sensors, with embedded intelligent capability, and multiagent organization systems are integrated to create a highly adaptive, scalable and viable architecture to interpret task domains, typically monitored by a lower-functioning sensor network.

Matson, Eric; Bhatnagar, Raj

2007-04-01

348

Loch ness, special operations executive and the first surgeon in paradise: Robert Kenneth Wilson (26.1.1899-6.6.1969).  

PubMed

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson (1899-1969) was a surgeon who fought in both world wars and joined the Special Operations Executive parachuting behind enemy lines into Holland, France and Borneo, the last mission being with Australian forces (Semut II). He was an expert on firearms and gave opinion on ballistics at the Old Bailey during the 1930s. He also wrote a definitive text on automatic pistols with editions published in 1943 and 1975. He was an Edinburgh Fellow (1926), who had a practice in general surgery and gynaecology in Queen Anne Street during the 1930s. He took the famous 1934 'surgeon's photo' of the Loch Ness monster that was not admitted to be a hoax until 1994. After World War II, he became the first surgical specialist to work in the public service of the then Territory of Papua and New Guinea (1950-1956), where he wrote several papers on surgical topics. He married Gwen (1924), the daughter of Henrietta Gulliver, an Australian painter. They had two sons, Richard and Phillip. After practice he retired to Melbourne where he died of carcinoma oesophagus. PMID:17973665

Watters, David A K

2007-12-01

349

Satellite observations of a polar low over the Norwegian Sea by Special Sensor Microwave Imager, Geosat, and TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Many polar lows are generated at the boundary between sea ice and the ocean, in regions of large temperature gradients, where in situ observations are rare or nonexistent. Since satellite observations are frequent in high-latitude regions, they can be used to detect polar lows and track their propagation and evolution. The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) providing estimates of surface wind speed, integrated cloud liquid water content, water vapor content, and precipitation size ice-scattering signal over the ocean; the Geosat radar altimeter measuring surface wind speed and significant wave height; and the TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) allowing the determination of temperature and humidity profiles in the atmosphere have been used in synergy for a specific case which occurred in the Norwegian Sea on January, 23-24 1988. All three instruments show sharp atmospheric gradients associated with the propagation of this low across the ocean, which permit the detection of the polar low at a very early stage and tracking it during its development, propagation, and decay. The wind speed gradients are measured with good qualitative agreement between the altimeter and SSM/I. TOVS retrieved fields prior to the formation of the low confirm the presence of an upper level trough, while during the mature phase baroclinicity can be observed in the 1000-500 hPa geopotential thicknesses.

Claud, Chantal; Mognard, Nelly M.; Katsaros, Kristina B.; Chedin, Alain; Scott, Noelle A.

1993-01-01

350

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

351

Human push capability.  

PubMed

Use of unassisted human push capability arises from time to time in the areas of crowd and animal control, the security of locked doors, the integrity of railings, the removal of tree stumps and entrenched vehicles, the manoeuvering of furniture, and athletic pursuits such as US football or wrestling. Depending on the scenario, human push capability involves strength, weight, weight distribution, push angle, footwear/floor friction, and the friction between the upper body and the pushed object. Simple models are used to establish the relationships among these factors. PMID:16540441

Barnett, Ralph L; Liber, Theodore

2006-02-22

352

47 CFR 90.547 - Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement. 90.547 ...90.547 Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement. (a) Except...portable transmitters operating on narrowband channels in the 769-775 MHz and 799-805...

2012-10-01

353

47 CFR 90.547 - Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement. 90.547 ...90.547 Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement. (a) Except...portable transmitters operating on narrowband channels in the 769-775 MHz and 799-805...

2013-10-01

354

Eddington's planet finding capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capabilities of Eddington for the detection and analysis of extrasolar planets are outlined. The primary goal of the PF (Planet finding) part of the mission is the detection of planets that are Earth like - which limits their size to less then 3 Earth radii - and which are potentially habitable - which limits their temperature or their orbital

H. J. Deeg; K. Horne

2002-01-01

355

Exploration Medical Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) is an element of NASA's Human Research Program (HRP). ExMC's goal is to address the risk of the Inability to Adequately Recognize or Treat an Ill or Injured Crewmember. This poster highlights the approach ExMC has taken to address this goal and our current areas of interest. The Space Medicine Exploration Medical Condition List (SMEMCL) was created to identify medical conditions of concern during exploration missions. The list was derived from space flight medical incidents, the shuttle medical checklist, the International Space Station medical checklist, and expert opinion. The conditions on the list were prioritized according to mission type by a panel comprised of flight surgeons, physician astronauts, engineers, and scientists. From the prioritized list, the ExMC element determined the capabilities needed to address the medical conditions of concern. Where such capabilities were not currently available, a gap was identified. The element s research plan outlines these gaps and the tasks identified to achieve the desired capabilities for exploration missions. This poster is being presented to inform the audience of the gaps and tasks being investigated by ExMC and to encourage discussions of shared interests and possible future collaborations.

Watkins, Sharmila; Baumann, David; Wu, Jimmy; Barsten, Kristina

2010-01-01

356

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

357

Title VI and Title IX Compliance by the Office for Civil Rights in State-Operated Special Purpose and Vocational Schools Pursuant to Adams v. Mathews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the compliance activities of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) undertaken to eliminate racial and sex discrimination in special purpose schools administered by State departments of education. After reviewing background to non-enforcement of Title VI, and briefly explaining Title IX, the activities of OCR with regard to special

McClure, Phyllis

358

Ames Research Center Telescience Support Center capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Ames Research Center (ARC) Telescience Support Center (TSC) provides the necessary ground operations capability and infrastructure for achieving the mission objectives of the Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP). One of the primary operations objectives is to provide the Principal Investigator (PI) access to archived or real-time telemetry, image, video, and voice data. The remote PI is provided access to the Ames TSC capabilities utilizing Internet technologies. To control experiments in the SSBRP payloads, the PI will be able to originate commands either from a console Graphical User Interface (GUI) at ARC TSC or remotely request commands from his/her institution. The ARC TSC also provides the capability for other ground operations functions such as console operator training, mission simulation, payload planning, payload logistics, and ground specimen controls. This paper discusses the implementation strategy of the ARC TSC to achieve SSBRP science objectives. .

Adeni, Kaiser; Picinich, Lou

2000-01-01

359

Capability Development Overview  

E-print Network

proven to significantly improve program performance especially on complex systems. This fact is particularly important for Department of Defense programs which are often large scale and complex. The quickest way to realize systems engineering benefits is to prioritize work efforts based on the highest return on investment. One key step to success is for an organization to benchmark their own Systems Engineering capability, identify gaps, and plan to improve. This session will discuss an analytical approach for rapidly

Mr. Edward; Andres Tardec; Systems Engineering; Mr. Troy; Peterson Booz; Allen Hamilton

360

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

361

General shape optimization capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method is described for calculating shape sensitivities, within MSC/NASTRAN, in a simple manner without resort to external programs. The method uses natural design variables to define the shape changes in a given structure. Once the shape sensitivities are obtained, the shape optimization process is carried out in a manner similar to property optimization processes. The capability of this method is illustrated by two examples: the shape optimization of a cantilever beam with holes, loaded by a point load at the free end (with the shape of the holes and the thickness of the beam selected as the design variables), and the shape optimization of a connecting rod subjected to several different loading and boundary conditions.

Chargin, Mladen K.; Raasch, Ingo; Bruns, Rudolf; Deuermeyer, Dawson

1991-01-01

362

Overview of Experimental Capabilities - Supersonics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation gives an overview of experimental capabilities applicable to the area of supersonic research. The contents include: 1) EC Objectives; 2) SUP.11: Elements; 3) NRA; 4) Advanced Flight Simulator Flexible Aircraft Simulation Studies; 5) Advanced Flight Simulator Flying Qualities Guideline Development for Flexible Supersonic Transport Aircraft; 6) Advanced Flight Simulator Rigid/Flex Flight Control; 7) Advanced Flight Simulator Rapid Sim Model Exchange; 8) Flight Test Capabilities Advanced In-Flight Infrared (IR) Thermography; 9) Flight Test Capabilities In-Flight Schlieren; 10) Flight Test Capabilities CLIP Flow Calibration; 11) Flight Test Capabilities PFTF Flowfield Survey; 12) Ground Test Capabilities Laser-Induced Thermal Acoustics (LITA); 13) Ground Test Capabilities Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV); 14) Ground Test Capabilities Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV); and 15) Ground Test Capabilities EDL Optical Measurement Capability (PIV) for Rigid/Flexible Decelerator Models.

Banks, Daniel W.

2007-01-01

363

Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the following papers on special needs instruction and technology: (1) "Hawaii Special Education Teacher Induction" (Kalena Oliva and Quinn Avery); (2) "The Impact of Group v Individual Use of Hypermedia-Based Instruction" (Lewis R. Johnson, Louis P. Semrau, and Gail E. Fitzgerald); (3) "Assistive Technology Meets…

Braswell, Ray, Ed.

364

Specialized Science  

PubMed Central

As the body of scientific knowledge in a discipline increases, there is pressure for specialization. Fields spawn subfields that then become entities in themselves that promote further specialization. The process by which scientists join specialized groups has remarkable similarities to the guild system of the middle ages. The advantages of specialization of science include efficiency, the establishment of normative standards, and the potential for greater rigor in experimental research. However, specialization also carries risks of monopoly, monotony, and isolation. The current tendency to judge scientific work by the impact factor of the journal in which it is published may have roots in overspecialization, as scientists are less able to critically evaluate work outside their field than before. Scientists in particular define themselves through group identity and adopt practices that conform to the expectations and dynamics of such groups. As part of our continuing analysis of issues confronting contemporary science, we analyze the emergence and consequences of specialization in science, with a particular emphasis on microbiology, a field highly vulnerable to balkanization along microbial phylogenetic boundaries, and suggest that specialization carries significant costs. We propose measures to mitigate the detrimental effects of scientific specialism. PMID:24421049

Fang, Ferric C.

2014-01-01

365

Special Relativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the user with the principles of the theory of Special Relativity. Addressing from Maxwell's first approach, to Lorentz transformations and Special Relativity consequences, like time dilation. The information is simple, but thoroughly presented, making it ideal for the non-scientist

Brewer, Jess

2009-06-10

366

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

367

Co-Operative Learning for Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Mainstream and Special Class Settings: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a cooperative learning (CL) intervention on the levels of social and task engagement of a child with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted in a mainstream class setting and a child with ASD implemented in a special needs class setting. The target children were two 8-year-old boys…

Grey, Ian M.; Bruton, Cora; Honan, Rita; McGuinness, Roisin; Daly, Michael

2007-01-01

368

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.

369

Co?operative Learning for Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Mainstream and Special Class Settings: An exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a cooperative learning (CL) intervention on the levels of social and task engagement of a child with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted in a mainstream class setting and a child with ASD implemented in a special needs class setting. The target children were two 8?year?old boys diagnosed with high

Ian M. Grey; Cora Bruton; Rita Honan; Roisin McGuinness; Michael Daly

2007-01-01

370

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

371

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

372

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

373

Meso-Machining Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

Meso-scale manufacturing processes are bridging the gap between silicon-based MEMS processes and conventional miniature machining. These processes can fabricate two and three-dimensional parts having micron size features in traditional materials such as stainless steels, rare earth magnets, ceramics, and glass. Meso-scale processes that are currently available include, focused ion beam sputtering, micro-milling, micro-turning, excimer laser ablation, femtosecond laser ablation, and micro electro discharge machining. These meso-scale processes employ subtractive machining technologies (i.e., material removal), unlike LIGA, which is an additive meso-scale process. Meso-scale processes have different material capabilities and machining performance specifications. Machining performance specifications of interest include minimum feature size, feature tolerance, feature location accuracy, surface finish, and material removal rate. Sandia National Laboratories is developing meso-scale mechanical components and actuators which require meso-scale parts fabricated in a variety of materials. Subtractive meso-scale manufacturing processes expand the functionality of meso-scale components and complement silicon based MEMS and LIGA technologies.

BENAVIDES,GILBERT L.; ADAMS,DAVID P.; YANG,PIN

2001-06-01

374

Advanced CLIPS capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS) is a forward chaining rule based language developed by NASA. CLIPS was designed specifically to provide high portability, low cost, and easy integration with external systems. The current release of CLIPS, version 4.3, is being used by over 2500 users throughout the public and private community. The primary addition to the next release of CLIPS, version 5.0, will be the CLIPS Object Oriented Language (COOL). The major capabilities of COOL are: class definition with multiple inheritance and no restrictions on the number, types, or cardinality of slots; message passing which allows procedural code bundled with an object to be executed; and query functions which allow groups of instances to be examined and manipulated. In addition to COOL, numerous other enhancements were added to CLIPS including: generic functions (which allow different pieces of procedural code to be executed depending upon the types or classes of the arguments); integer and double precision data type support; multiple conflict resolution strategies; global variables; logical dependencies; type checking on facts; full ANSI compiler support; and incremental reset for rules.

Riley, Gary

1991-01-01

375

SERAPH facility capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The SERAPH (Solar Energy Research and Applications in Process Heat) facility addresses technical issues concerning solar thermal energy implementation in industry. Work will include computer predictive modeling (refinement and validation), system control and evaluation, and the accumulation of operation and maintenance experience. Procedures will be consistent (to the extent possible) with those of industry. SERAPH has four major components: the solar energy delivery system (SEDS); control and data acquisition (including sequencing and emergency supervision); energy distribution system (EDS); and areas allocated for storage development and load devices.

Castle, J.; Su, W.

1980-06-01

376

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.

377

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.

378

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

379

Future capabilities for the Deep Space Network  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper will look at three new capabilities that are in different stages of development. First, turbo decoding, which provides improved telemetry performance for data rates up to about 1 Mbps, will be discussed. Next, pseudo-noise ranging will be presented. Pseudo-noise ranging has several advantages over the current sequential ranging, anmely easier operations, improved performance, and the capability to be used in a regenerative implementation on a spacecraft. Finally, Low Density Parity Check decoding will be discussed. LDPC codes can provide performance that matches or slightly exceed turbo codes, but are designed for use in the 10 Mbps range.

Berner, J. B.; Bryant, S. H.; Andrews, K. S.

2004-01-01

380

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - 2  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false 2 Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50-2 Editorial...

2011-01-01

381

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - 2  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false 2 Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50-2 Editorial...

2010-01-01

382

TAKEOFF AND LANDING PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRCRAFT  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One of the most important considerations in the design of a commercial transport aircraft is the aircraft's performance during takeoff and landing operations. The aircraft must be designed to meet field length constraints in accordance with airworthiness standards specified in the Federal Aviation Regulations. In addition, the noise levels generated during these operations must be within acceptable limits. This computer program provides for the detailed analysis of the takeoff and landing performance capabilities of transport category aircraft. The program calculates aircraft performance in accordance with the airworthiness standards of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The aircraft and flight constraints are represented in sufficient detail to permit realistic sensitivity studies in terms of either configuration modifications or changes in operational procedures. This program provides for the detailed performance analysis of the takeoff and landing capabilities of specific aircraft designs and allows for sensitivity studies. The program is not designed to synthesize configurations or to generate aerodynamic, propulsion, or structural characteristics. This type of information must be generated externally to the program and then input as data. The program's representation of the aircraft data is extensive and includes realistic limits on engine and aircraft operational boundaries and maximum attainable lift coefficients. The takeoff and climbout flight-path is generated by a stepwise integration of the equation of motion. Special features include options for nonstandard-day operation, for balanced field length, for derated throttle to meet a given field length for off-loaded aircraft, and for throttle cutback during climbout for community noise alleviation. Advanced takeoff procedures for noise alleviation such as programmed throttle and control flaps may be investigated with the program. Approach profiles may incorporate advanced procedures such as two segment approaches and decelerating approaches. The landing performance considers the application of wheel brakes, spoilers, and thrust reversers. This program is written in FORTRAN IV for batch execution and has been implemented on a CDC CYBER 170 series computer with a central memory requirement of approximately 105K (octal) of 60 bit words. This program was developed in 1979.

Foss, W. E.

1994-01-01

383

Specialized progenitors and regeneration.  

PubMed

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

2013-03-01

384

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

385

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

386

Special Relativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site presents the fundamental concepts of Special Relativity along with some more advanced topics. The relativity postulates are used to explain consequences of the theory, such as time dilation, finite maximum speed, and the Lorentz Transformation. Images and animations are used extensively.

Hamilton, Andrew

2007-05-21

387

Special Places  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Generations ago, it was common for young students to learn their reading and writing in the same classroom as older siblings studying more advanced lessons. For those people educated in one-room schoolhouses, having separate buildings for elementary school, middle school and high school would have been considered the ultimate in specialized

Kennedy, Mike

2005-01-01

388

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

389

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

...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

390

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, 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

391

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

392

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

393

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

394

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

395

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

396

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

397

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

398

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

399

23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

...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...

2014-04-01

400

23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

2013-04-01

401

Developing relational capabilities in hotels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to show that relational capabilities is a topic of interest for the competitiveness of hotel companies. This paper aims to present a methodology based on the analysis of processes in order to create and strengthen relational capabilities and proposes a model with three dimensions that jointly analyzes this phenomenon in relation to

Manuel Rodríguez-Díaz; Tomás F. Espino-Rodríguez

2006-01-01

402

Identifying 21st Century Capabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the capabilities necessary to meet 21st century challenges? Much of the literature on 21st century skills focuses on skills necessary to meet those challenges associated with future work in a globalised world. The result is a limited characterisation of those capabilities necessary to address 21st century social, health and particularly…

Stevens, Robert

2012-01-01

403

Graphics with Special Interfaces for Disabled People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes new software and special input devices to allow physically impaired children to utilize the graphic capabilities of personal computers. Special input devices for computer graphics access--the voice recognition card, the single switch, or the mouse emulator--can be used either singly or in combination by the disabled to control…

Tronconi, A.; And Others

404

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

405

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

406

Prototype flight management capabilities to explore temporal RNP concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Next generation air transportation system (NextGen) concepts of operation may require aircraft to fly planned trajectories in four dimensions - three spatial dimensions and time. A prototype 4D flight management capability is being developed by NASA to facilitate the development of these concepts. New trajectory generation functions extend todaypsilas flight management system (FMS) capabilities that meet a single required time

Mark G. Ballin; David H. Williams; B. Danette Allen; Michael T. Palmer

2008-01-01

407

Three Models of Education: Rights, Capabilities and Human Capital  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses three normative accounts that can underlie educational policies, with special attention to gender issues. These three models of education are human capital theory, rights discourses and the capability approach. I first outline five different roles that education can play. Then I analyse these three models of educational…

Robeyns, Ingrid

2006-01-01

408

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

409

Special Diagnostics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This section contains a number of special diagnostics that are designed to examine certain mechanisms. Section 1 reports on the method used to test the photochemical partitioning in the models. Sections 2 and 3 represent efforts to examine the model calculated production and removal rates for ozone and how the values are combined with transport rates in the models to produce the simulated ozone distributions. Sections 4 and 5 concentrate on polar processes including the dynamics aspect of vortex confinement and the chemical aspects of chlorine activation.

Ko, Malcolm K. W.; Salawitch, Ross J.; Jackman, Charles H.; Considine, David B.; Douglass, Anne R.

1999-01-01

410

Power capabilities of RF MEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines the power capabilities of RF MEMS devices. It is shown the specific needs concerning the technology, the design and the geometry of the devices in order to circumvent self-actuation, AC electromigration, thermal effect and reliability.

B. Ducarouge; D. Dubuc; F. Flourens; S. Melle; E. Ongareau; K. Grenier; A. Boukabache; V. Conedera; P. Pons; E. Perret; H. Aubert; R. Plana

2004-01-01

411

Capabilities of GRO/OSSE for observing solar flares  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The launch of the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) near solar maximum makes solar flare studies early in the mission particularly advantageous. The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on GRO, covering the energy range 0.05 to 150 MeV, has some significant advantages over the previous generation of satellite-borne gamma-ray detectors for solar observations. The OSSE detectors will have about 10 times the effective area of the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (GRS) on Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) for both photons and high-energy neutrons. The OSSE also has the added capability of distinguishing between high-energy neutrons and photons directly. The OSSE spectral accumulation time (approx. 4s) is four times faster than that of the SMM/GRS; much better time resolution is available in selected energy ranges. These characteristics will allow the investigation of particle acceleration in flares based on the evolution of the continuum and nuclear line components of flare spectra, nuclear emission in small flares, the anisotropy of continuum emission in small flares, and the relative intensities of different nuclear lines. The OSSE observational program will be devoted primarily to non-solar sources. Therefore, solar observations require planning and special configurations. The instrumental and operational characteristics of OSSE are discussed in the context of undertaking solar observations. The opportunities for guest investigators to participate in solar flare studies with OSSE is also presented.

Kurfess, J. D.; Johnson, W. N.; Share, G. H.; Hulburt, E. O.; Matz, S. M.; Murphy, R. J.

1989-01-01

412

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

413

Feed upgrade for autotracking capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author summarizes the feed upgrade performed on the 10-m antenna system originally built by Datron Systems in the mid-1970s. The upgrade added the autotracking capability to the existing feed. The upgrade maintained the simultaneous transmit and receive capability of the feed used in an S-band satellite ground station antenna. The key upgrade component of the feed is the tracking

G. Seck

1989-01-01

414

A bivariate process capability index  

E-print Network

A BIVARIATE PROCESS CAPABILITY INDEX A Thesis by SUSAN LOHMER MICHALSKI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major... Subject: Industrial Engineering A BIVARIATE PROCESS CAPABILITY INDEX A Thesis by SUSAN LOHMER MICHALSKI Approved as to style and content by: J seph . P natiello, J (Chair of Committee) ose W. Foster ber) Michael T. L gnecker (Member) Gary L...

Michalski, Susan Lohmer

2012-06-07

415

[Special prosthesis implant with partial femoral replacement. Operation after periprosthetic femoral fracture and ipsilateral long-stem knee prosthesis and fixed-angle osteosynthesis].  

PubMed

The development of modular prostheses is becoming increasingly important in revision surgery due to the rising need of arthroplasty in knee and hip joints. The demand for suitable prostheses is high because of the desire for a higher mobility and a good postoperative functionality, whereby preliminary experience with megaprostheses using modular implant systems in orthopedic oncology have already been obtained. Considering the clinical outcome of our 58-year-old patient (obesity III, BMI 58) and the third revision operation after two periprosthetic fractures, a megaprosthesis was implanted (Mega C-system, co. Link, Hamburg). We aimed both at good clinical functionality and good stability of the knee joint. After the implant, a good functional result was observed at the beginning; however, there were some indices for prosthesis loosening. During the fourth revision we implanted a total femoral replacement. Postoperatively, a good clinical outcome after intensive physiotherapy was observed. Nevertheless, the use of megaprostheses has to be judged cautiously because of a lack of long-term results. In addition, it should not be used as a standard implant in periprosthetic joint surgery because of the risk of aseptic loosening during its course. PMID:25034278

Herren, C; Ringe, M J; Rietkötter, U; Sobottke, R; Siewe, J; Graf, M

2014-08-01

416

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

417

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

418

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

419

Special topics--Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: II. A review of manure management mitigation options.  

PubMed

This review analyzes published data on manure management practices used to mitigate methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from animal operations. Reducing excreted nitrogen (N) and degradable organic carbon (C) by diet manipulation to improve the balance of nutrient inputs with production is an effective practice to reduce CH4 and N2O emissions. Most CH4 is produced during manure storage; therefore, reducing storage time, lowering manure temperature by storing it outside during colder seasons, and capturing and combusting the CH4 produced during storage are effective practices to reduce CH4 emission. Anaerobic digestion with combustion of the gas produced is effective in reducing CH4 emission and organic C content of manure; this increases readily available C and N for microbial processes creating little CH4 and increased N2O emissions following land application. Nitrous oxide emission occurs following land application as a byproduct of nitrification and dentrification processes in the soil, but these processes may also occur in compost, biofilter materials, and permeable storage covers. These microbial processes depend on temperature, moisture content, availability of easily degradable organic C, and oxidation status of the environment, which make N2O emissions and mitigation results highly variable. Managing the fate of ammoniacal N is essential to the success of N2O and CH4 mitigation because ammonia is an important component in the cycling of N through manure, soil, crops, and animal feeds. Manure application techniques such as subsurface injection reduce ammonia and CH4 emissions but can result in increased N2O emissions. Injection works well when combined with anaerobic digestion and solids separation by improving infiltration. Additives such as urease and nitrification inhibitors that inhibit microbial processes have mixed results but are generally effective in controlling N2O emission from intensive grazing systems. Matching plant nutrient requirements with manure fertilization, managing grazing intensity, and using cover crops are effective practices to increase plant N uptake and reduce N2O emissions. Due to system interactions, mitigation practices that reduce emissions in one stage of the manure management process may increase emissions elsewhere, so mitigation practices must be evaluated at the whole farm level. PMID:24045493

Montes, F; Meinen, R; Dell, C; Rotz, A; Hristov, A N; Oh, J; Waghorn, G; Gerber, P J; Henderson, B; Makkar, H P S; Dijkstra, J

2013-11-01

420

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

421

The Performance of the Amoeba Distributed Operating system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amoeba is a capability-based distributed operating system designed for high performance interactions between clients and servers using the well-known RPC model. The paper starts out by describing the architecture of the Amoeba system, which is typified by specialized components such as workstations, several services, a processor pool, and gateways that connect other Amoeba systems transparently over wide-area networks. Next the

Robbert Van Renesse; Hans Van Staveren; Andrew S. Tanenbaum

1989-01-01

422

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

423

Ensuring US National Aeronautics Test Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

U.S. leadership in aeronautics depends on ready access to technologically advanced, efficient, and affordable aeronautics test capabilities. These systems include major wind tunnels and propulsion test facilities and flight test capabilities. The federal government owns the majority of the major aeronautics test capabilities in the United States, primarily through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). However, changes in the Aerospace landscape, primarily the decrease in demand for testing over the last 20 years required an overarching strategy for management of these national assets. Therefore, NASA established the Aeronautics Test Program (ATP) as a two-pronged strategic initiative to: (1) retain and invest in NASA aeronautics test capabilities considered strategically important to the agency and the nation, and (2) establish a strong, high level partnership with the DoD. Test facility utilization is a critical factor for ATP because it relies on user occupancy fees to recover a substantial part of the operations costs for its facilities. Decreasing utilization is an indicator of excess capacity and in some cases low-risk redundancy (i.e., several facilities with basically the same capability and overall low utilization). However, low utilization does not necessarily translate to lack of strategic importance. Some facilities with relatively low utilization are nonetheless vitally important because of the unique nature of the capability and the foreseeable aeronautics testing needs. Unfortunately, since its inception, the customer base for ATP has continued to shrink. Utilization of ATP wind tunnels has declined by more than 50% from the FY 2006 levels. This significant decrease in customer usage is attributable to several factors, including the overall decline in new programs and projects in the aerospace sector; the impact of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) on the design, development, and research process; and the reductions in wind tunnel testing requirements within the largest consumer of ATP wind tunnel test time, the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Retirement of the Space Shuttle Program and recent perturbations of NASA's Constellation Program will exacerbate this downward trend. Therefore it is crucial that ATP periodically revisit and determine which of its test capabilities are strategically important, which qualify as low-risk redundancies that could be put in an inactive status or closed, and address the challenges associated with both sustainment and improvements to the test capabilities that must remain active. This presentation will provide an overview of the ATP vision, mission, and goals as well as the challenges and opportunities the program is facing both today and in the future. We will discuss the strategy ATP is taking over the next five years to address the National aeronautics test capability challenges and what the program will do to capitalize on its opportunities to ensure a ready, robust and relevant portfolio of National aeronautics test capabilities.

Marshall, Timothy J.

2010-01-01

424

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

425

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

426

The People Capability Maturity Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The People Capability Maturity Model[R] (People CMM[R]) advocates a staged approach to organizational change. Developed by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, this model seeks to bring discipline to the people side of management by promoting a structured, repeatable, and predictable approach for improving an…

Wademan, Mark R.; Spuches, Charles M.; Doughty, Philip L.

2007-01-01

427

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

428

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

429

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.

430

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.

431

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

432

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

433

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

434

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

435

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

436

Specializing the operation of an explicit rule  

Microsoft Academic Search

When dealing with a newly learned rule, one is often aware of relying on previous episodes of applying the rule. The specific materials or problems to which the rule was originally applied seem to have some privilege, particularly when the rule initially seems quite abstract. Understanding a difficult rule, or at least understanding how to apply it, seems to occur

Scott W. Allen; Lee R. Brooks

1991-01-01

437

Human-Centered Design Capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For NASA, human-centered design (HCD) seeks opportunities to mitigate the challenges of living and working in space in order to enhance human productivity and well-being. Direct design participation during the development stage is difficult, however, during project formulation, a HCD approach can lead to better more cost-effective products. HCD can also help a program enter the development stage with a clear vision for product acquisition. HCD tools for clarifying design intent are listed. To infuse HCD into the spaceflight lifecycle the Space and Life Sciences Directorate developed the Habitability Design Center. The Center has collaborated successfully with program and project design teams and with JSC's Engineering Directorate. This presentation discusses HCD capabilities and depicts the Center's design examples and capabilities.

Fitts, David J.; Howard, Robert

2009-01-01

438

Upgrading of TREAT experimental capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The TREAT facility at the Argonne National Laboratory site in the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is being upgraded to provide capabilities for fast-reactor-safety transient experiments not possible at any other experimental facility. Principal TREAT Upgrade (TU) goal is provision for 37-pin size experiments on energetics of core-disruptive accidents (CDA) in fast breeder reactor cores with moderate sodium void coefficients. this

C. E. Dickerman; D. Rose; S. K. Bhattacharyya

1982-01-01

439

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

440

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

441

15 CFR 970.402 - Technological capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Technological capability. 970.402 Section 970.402 ...Applications § 970.402 Technological capability. (a) Before the Administrator...expectation of obtaining, the technological capability to engage in the proposed...

2010-01-01

442

78 FR 63901 - Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3150-AJ11 Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...licensees' onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC is not seeking public comments...integrate onsite emergency response capabilities, the NRC is making documents...

2013-10-25

443

78 FR 1154 - Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3150-AJ11 Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...licensees' onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC is seeking public comments...integrate onsite emergency response capabilities, the NRC is making preliminary...

2013-01-08

444

15 CFR 970.402 - Technological capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Technological capability. 970.402 Section 970.402 ...Applications § 970.402 Technological capability. (a) Before the Administrator...expectation of obtaining, the technological capability to engage in the proposed...

2011-01-01

445

77 FR 23161 - Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3150-AJ11 Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...integrate onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC seeks public comment on specific...requirements for onsite emergency response capabilities, and development of both new...

2012-04-18

446

78 FR 68774 - Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3150-AJ11 Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...integrate onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC will periodically make publicly...regarding onsite emergency response capabilities. The availability of these...

2013-11-15

447

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

448

Special Reading Project (Mishawaka, Indiana).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mishawaka special reading program, now in its sixth year of operation, is supported primarily with Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I funds. The program is designed to enable reading handicapped children to achieve and maintain a reading skill higher than a year below their grade placement; interpret the child's strengths and…

Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others

449

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

450

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

451

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

452

GLAST GRB Observations and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is schedule to launch on May 16, 2008. GLAST consists of the Large Area Telescope (LAT), which will detect gamma rays above 20 MeV with unprecedented sensitivity, and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM), which will provide all-sky monitoring of GRBS in the 10 kev to 30 MeV range. Predicted GRB capabilities of GLAST will be described. The on-orbit performance of the instruments and preliminary GRB observations will be presented.

Meegan, Charles

2008-01-01

453

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

454

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

455

Laboratory microfusion capability study. Phase II report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to elucidate the issues involved in developing a Laboratory Microfusion Capability (LMC) which is the major objective of the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program within the purview of the Department of Energy`s Defense Programs. The study was initiated to support a number of DOE management needs: to provide insight for the evolution of the ICF program; to afford guidance to the ICF laboratories in planning their research and development programs; to inform Congress and others of the details and implications of the LMC; to identify criteria for selection of a concept for the Laboratory Microfusion Facility and to develop a coordinated plan for the realization of an LMC. As originally proposed, the LMC study was divided into two phases. The first phase identifies the purpose and potential utility of the LMC, the regime of its performance parameters, driver independent design issues and requirements, its development goals and requirements, and associated technical, management, staffing, environmental, and other developmental and operational issues. The second phase addresses driver-dependent issues such as specific design, range of performance capabilities, and cost. The study includes four driver options; the neodymium-glass solid state laser, the krypton fluoride excimer gas laser, the light-ion accelerator, and the heavy-ion induction linear accelerator. The results of the Phase II study are described in the present report.

Not Available

1993-05-01

456

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

457

27 CFR 20.189 - Use of specially denatured spirits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Use of specially denatured spirits. 20.189 Section 20.189 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and...DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM Operations...and Users of Specially Denatured Spirits...

2011-04-01

458

27 CFR 20.189 - Use of specially denatured spirits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Use of specially denatured spirits. 20.189 Section 20.189 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and...DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM Operations...and Users of Specially Denatured Spirits...

2010-04-01

459

27 CFR 20.189 - Use of specially denatured spirits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Use of specially denatured spirits. 20.189 Section 20.189 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and...DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM Operations...and Users of Specially Denatured Spirits...

2012-04-01

460

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71 Editorial...

2010-01-01

461

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93 Editorial...

2011-01-01

462

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Editorial...

2010-01-01

463

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Editorial...

2011-01-01

464

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 93 Editorial...

2010-01-01

465

14 CFR Appendix - Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 71 Editorial...

2011-01-01

466

77 FR 28538 - Special Local Regulations; Annual Bayview Mackinac Race  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...within the regulated area will be operated at...These proposed Special Local Regulations shall not...participating in the event or government vessels patrolling the regulated area. In the event these proposed Special Local Regulations affect...

2012-05-15

467

77 FR 36390 - Special Local Regulations; Annual Bayview Mackinac Race  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...within the regulated area will be operated at a...craft. These Special Local Regulations shall not...participating in the event or government vessels patrolling the regulated area. In the event these Special Local Regulations affect...

2012-06-19

468

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

469

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

470

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

471

47 CFR 87.87 - Classification of operator licenses and endorsements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...operator's special certificate) (5) MP Marine Radio Operator Permit (radiotelephone operator's restricted certificate) (6) RP Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (radiotelephone operator's restricted...

2010-10-01

472

40 CFR 458.21 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Carbon Black Thermal Process Subcategory § 458.21 Specialized...shall mean carbon black manufactured by the thermal process. (c) The term “process waste...which result from baghouse operations or thermal quench...

2010-07-01

473

40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ham Processors § 432.81 Special definitions...chops or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage...meats (except canned meats). (b) Ham processor means an operation...

2012-07-01

474

40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ham Processors § 432.81 Special definitions...chops or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage...meats (except canned meats). (b) Ham processor means an operation...

2013-07-01

475

40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ham Processors § 432.81 Special definitions...chops or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage...meats (except canned meats). (b) Ham processor means an operation...

2010-07-01

476

40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ham Processors § 432.81 Special definitions...chops or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage...meats (except canned meats). (b) Ham processor means an operation...

2011-07-01

477

40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.  

...POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ham Processors § 432.81 Special definitions...chops or boneless meat, smoked or cured hams, bacon or other smoked meats, sausage...meats (except canned meats). (b) Ham processor means an operation...

2014-07-01

478

40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OPERATIONS (CAFO) POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ducks § 412.21 Special definitions. ...Dry lot means a facility for growing ducks in confinement with a dry litter floor...means a confinement facility for raising ducks which is open to the environment,...

2010-07-01

479

40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...OPERATIONS (CAFO) POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ducks § 412.21 Special definitions. ...Dry lot means a facility for growing ducks in confinement with a dry litter floor...means a confinement facility for raising ducks which is open to the environment,...

2011-07-01

480

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special definitions...the purpose of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations that...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR 12271,...

2014-07-01

481

40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Fermentation Products § 439.11 Special definitions...the purpose of this subpart: (a) Fermentation means process operations that...pharmaceutical products derived from fermentation processes. [68 FR 12271,...

2013-07-01

482

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

483

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

484

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

485

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

486

Rationale for a hyperbaric treatment capability at a Lunar Station.  

PubMed

Missions to establish a permanent presence on the Moon will include a significant amount of extravehicular activity (EVA), which carries the risk of decompression sickness (DCS). Factors which will influence that risk include: cabin and space suit pressure environments, frequency of an activity level during EVA, and the possibility of a loss-of-pressure mishap. These factors were considered for Space Station Freedom (SSF), resulting in the decision to include a hyperbaric airlock capable of treating DCS. Using concepts from operational medicine, the need for such a capability is determined by its influence on mission risk. In comparison to SSF, a Lunar Station will have gravity, a higher EVA rate, physically more DCS provocative EVA, and little, if any, capacity for medical evacuation. Therefore, unless Lunar mission planners can provide pressure environments that offer near zero risk of DCS for nominal operations, a hyperbaric treatment capability should be included. PMID:8447809

Dowell, G L

1993-03-01

487

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (GOER) PROCESS  

EPA Science Inventory

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is forging a new automated environmental planning tool for use by mission commanders, planners, operators, and environmental professionals for overseas and homeland defense operations. The GOER is an environmental tool with operational...

488

Capsicum: practical capabilities for UNIX Robert N. M. Watson  

E-print Network

Capsicum: practical capabilities for UNIX Robert N. M. Watson and Jonathan Anderson University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory 15 JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD United Kingdom {robert.watson, jonathan are checked via run-time hooks inserted into many places in the operating system's kernel. Generously

Tomkins, Andrew

489

SOA, Dependability, and Measures and Metrics for Network Enabled Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Network Enabled Capability (NEC) is the UK Ministry of Defence's key response to the rapidly changing conflict environment in which its forces must operate. This paper introduces one part of the EPSRC and BAE Systems jointly funded project NECTISE (NEC Through Innovative Systems Engineering) that aims to address NEC issues using Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA) and enhanced system dependability using

D. J. Russell; N. Looker; J. Xu

490

A real options approach to managing resources and capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The resource-based view (RBV) and the dynamic-capabilities approach (DCA) have emerged as two important frameworks in strategic management that seek to explain why firms are different. In recent years operations management scholars have sought to integrate both RBV and DCA within the field's epistemological orientation to provide normative frameworks for practising managers. This paper argues that the structure of resources

Krsto Pandza; Stuart Horsburgh; Kevin Gorton; Andrej Polajnar

2003-01-01

491

Managing Climatic Risks for Enhanced Food Security: Key Information Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Food security is expected to face increasing challenges from climatic risks that are more and more exacerbated by climate change, especially in the developing world. This document lists some of the main capabilities that have been recently developed, especially in the area of operational agroclimatology, for an efficient use of natural resources and a better management of climatic risks. Many

R. Balaghi; M.-C. Badjeck; D. Bakari; E. De Pauw; A. De Wit; P. Defourny; S. Donato; R. Gommes; M. Jlibene; A. C. Ravelo; M. V. K. Sivakumar; N. Telahigue; B. Tychon

2010-01-01

492

www.nasa.gov WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE ACCESS CAPABILITIES  

E-print Network

www.nasa.gov WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE ACCESS CAPABILITIES SUMMARY White Sands Test Facility (WSTF David L. Baker, NASA White Sands Test Facility, Chief, Propulsion Test Office david.l.baker@nasa.gov, (575) 524-5605 Robert E. Mitchell, NASA White Sands Test Facility, WSSH Operations Manager robert

493

The effects of supplier capabilities on industrial customers’ loyalty: the role of dependence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines whether suppliers’ capabilities impact OEM customers’ dependence on the supplier and thereby generate\\u000a customer loyalty. Using a sample of purchasing managers focusing on a single key component supplier, we examine three supplier\\u000a capabilities, two dependence dimensions, and three aspects of customer loyalty. Core offering capability increases the customer\\u000a firm’s benefit-based dependence. Operations capability has a more comprehensive

Lisa K. Scheer; C. Fred Miao; Jason Garrett

2010-01-01

494

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

495

Raman spectrometer with microprobe capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This report describes the results of this equipment grant funded as a part of the Department of Defense (DOD) University Research Instrumentation Program. This grant funded the purchase of a Raman spectrometer with microprobe capability having resolution of 1.0 micron. This report describes the equipment selecting decision, the configuration of the instrument selected, and some experimental results. The experimental results include Raman spectra used in characterization of laser recrystallized silicon and ion implanted regions in semi-insulating GaAs. The Raman microprobe can be used to characterize the effects of substrate temperature, beam power density and shape, beam scan speed and direction, deposition rate, substrate seeding, and polysilicon encapsulation schemes both near and away from grain boundaries. The frequency shift and the peak width of the Raman scattering from the triply degenerate zone center phonon in Si allow determination of the strain in the grains of laser recrystallized polysilicon. Reducing these strains will allow us to achieve large single grains of device quality.

Boyd, J. T.; Jackson, H. E.

1986-01-01

496

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

497

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

498

SPECIAL CLASSES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SPECIAL 3-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM IN FARM POWER AND MACHINERY WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND TO HELP MEET THE NEED FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA. CHANGES IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OF STUDENTS TRANSFERRED FROM REGULAR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASSES TO THE SPECIAL CLASSES PROVIDE A MORE…

DOWELL, G.L.

499

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

500

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