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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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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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ISEE 2010 Special Session: Needs, Capabilities & Sustainable Development  

E-print Network

ISEE 2010 Special Session: Needs, Capabilities & Sustainable Development "Crossing Sen's capability and Nature conservation goals" Jerome Pelenc1 "We can argue that all people--rich and poor; living a very fundamental level, human development is what sustainability proponents want to sustain and without

Boyer, Edmond

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Cost, capability, and risk for planetary operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1992-01-01

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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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Special problems and capabilities of high altitude lighter than air vehicles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Powered LTA vehicles have historically been limited to operations at low altitudes. Conditions exist which may enable a remotely piloted unit to be operated at an altitude near 70,000 feet. Such systems will be launched like high altitude balloons, operate like nonrigid airships, and have mission capabilities comparable to a low altitude stationary satellite. The limited lift available and the stratospheric environment impose special requirements on power systems, hull materials and payloads. Potential nonmilitary uses of the vehicle include communications relay, environmental monitoring and ship traffic control.

Wessel, P. R.; Petrone, F. J.

1975-01-01

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Does the Health Maintenance Facility Provide Speciality Capabilities?  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1991-01-01

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Manned Mars mission on-orbit operations FTS capabilities assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Gallo, Frank G.; Jackson, Stewart W.

1989-01-01

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Special Operations in the Theater Engagement Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this Strategic Research Project is to explore the roles that Special Operations Forces (SOF) play in the Commander-in-Chiefs Theater Engagement Plan (CINC's TEP) and specifically how SOF can help provide the situational awareness and Indica...

J. M. Symington

2001-01-01

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Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity  

DOEpatents

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

Koenig, Daniel R. (Santa Fe, NM)

1982-01-01

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Notes on the ''RATS'' and ''Capability-List'' Operating Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These notes have two related purposes: they describe the RATS operating system implemented on a PDP-11/45; and they discuss the properties and the potential of ''Capability-List'' (C-List)-type machines. Fundamental to the understanding of the C-List conc...

J. E. Donnelley

1974-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions... Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS § 49.4...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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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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NOAA Operational Space Environmental Monitoring - Current Capabilities and Future Directions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Denig, William; Redmon, Rob; Mulligan, Patricia

2014-05-01

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Telescience testbedding: Technical and operational requirements for an international capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Clear and predetermined definitions of interoperability, data exchange, standards and commonality are identified as crucial in research and development work involving the participation of several countries. Such international cooperation includes payloads of several countries flown together on a platform developed by a different country. This environment necessitates that privacy and security also be ensured. Testbedding as a means of rapid prototyping new technologies and operational scenarios is outlined. Several NASA, European and Japanese programs employing this methodology to evaluate and develop telescience capabilities for space science users and mission operators are described. Collaborative testbeding by international participants can provide the focus for studying some of the key interface and operational issues for the space and ground information and communication systems of the 1990's. Existing NASA, ESA and NASDA testbeds, an architecture for interconnecting them, potential for joint utilization, and some management concepts for fostering collaboration are described.

Mian, Arshad; Rasmussen, Daryl

1990-01-01

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Research to Operations: Maintaining US Space Weather Capability after DMSP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft was launched in 1972; the last is scheduled to fly in 2012. Presently, there is no replacement for the space weather monitoring instruments that fly on DMSP. These sensors have provided extensive, long-term data sets that constitute a critical component of the US space weather capabilities. The US Air Force is currently considering options for new space weather missions. Evolving operational needs and recent research accomplishments justify continued collection of space environmental data. Examples include measurements to: (1) monitor in real time the Dst index that will drive next-generation satellite drag models; (2) calibrate electromagnetic energy flux from the magnetosphere into the ionosphere and thermosphere that heats neutrals and drives winds that degrade precise orbit determinations (3) determine strengths of electric fields at high and low latitudes during the main phase of magnetic storms that lead to severe blackouts and spacecraft anomalies (4) characterize plasma density irregularities, equatorial plasma bubbles, and Appleton anomaly variability to improve reliability of transionospheric communication and surveillance links; (5) characterize particle flux responsible for auroral clutter and radar degradation; (6) map regions of L-Band scintillation for robust GPS applications; and (7) update the World Magnetic Field Model to maintain superiority in guidance systems. These examples illustrate the need for continued space environment awareness. Comprehensive assessments of both operational requirements and research advances are needed to inform selections of sensors and spacecraft that will define future operational capabilities.

Gentile, L. C.; Burke, W. J.; de La Beaujardiere, O.; Huang, C. Y.; Wilson, G. R.; Rich, F. J.

2008-12-01

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Maintaining US Space Weather Capabilities after DMSP: Research to Operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft was launched in 1972; the last is scheduled to fly in 2020. Presently, there is no replacement for the space-weather monitoring sensors that now fly on DMSP. The present suite has provided comprehensive, long-term records that constitute a critical component of the US space weather corporate memory. Evolving operational needs and research accomplishments justify continued collection of space environmental data. Examples include measurements to: (1) Monitor the Dst index in real time as a driver of next-generation satellite drag models; (2) Quantify electromagnetic energy fluxes from deep space to the ionosphere/ thermosphere that heat neutrals, drive disturbance-dynamo winds and degrade precise orbit determinations; (3) Determine strengths of stormtime electric fields at high and low latitudes that lead to severe blackouts and spacecraft anomalies; (4) Specify variability of plasma density irregularities, equatorial plasma bubbles, and the Appleton anomaly to improve reliability of communication, navigation and surveillance links; (5) Characterize energetic particle fluxes responsible for auroral clutter and radar degradation; (6) Map regions of L-Band scintillation for robust GPS applications; and (7) Update the World Magnetic Field Model needed to maintain guidance system superiority. These examples illustrate the utility of continued space environment awareness. Comprehensive assessments of both operational requirements and research advances are needed to make informed selections of sensors and spacecraft that support future capabilities. A proposed sensor set and satellite constellation to provide the needed measurement capabilities will be presented.

Machuzak, J. S.; Gentile, L. C.; Burke, W. J.; Holeman, E. G.; Ober, D. M.; Wilson, G. R.

2012-12-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services in...251.122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2010-07-01

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36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Historical operator special use authorizations. 251.122 Section 251...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services in...251.122 Historical operator special use authorizations. (a) A...

2011-07-01

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The Special Operations Resuscitation Team: robust Role II medical support for today's SOF environment.  

PubMed

Special Operation Forces (SOF) have historically relied upon conventional medical assets for Role II and higher medical support. Over the last five years, the need for SOF-specific medical teams and surgical support was identified and addressed. Several Special Operations based Role II assets are now available to support operations, each with unique personnel and capabilities. The Special Operations Resuscitation Teams (SORT) have been engaged in several joint deployments in the last year, demonstrating the mission readiness and lifesaving trauma support for which the teams were designed. The future of SOF Role II has many unique challenges, including personnel resourcing, training, and joint operational planning. PMID:19813346

Riesberg, Jamie

2009-01-01

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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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Developing physical capability standards that are predictive of success on Special Forces selection courses.  

PubMed

This study aimed to develop minimum standards for physical capability assessments (vertical jump, sit and reach, push-ups, seven-stage sit-ups, heaves, agility, 20-m shuttle run, loaded 5-km pack march, and 400-m swim) that candidates must pass before they can commence Australian Army Special Forces (SF) selection courses. Soldiers (Part A: n = 104; Part B: n = 92) completed the physical capability assessments before commencing a SF selection course. At the beginning of these selection courses, participants attempted two barrier assessments (3.2-km battle run and 20-km march). Statistical analysis revealed several physical capability assessments were associated with performance on the barrier assessments and selection course outcome (Part A); however, these statistical models were unable to correctly classify all candidates as likely to pass or fail the selection course. Alternatively, manual analysis identified a combination of physical capability standards that correctly classified 14% to 18% of candidates likely to fail, without excluding any candidates able to pass (Part A). The standards were applied and refined through Part B and included completing the 5-km pack march in ?45:45 minutes : seconds, achieving ?level five on the sit-up test, or completing ?66 push-ups. Implementation of these standards may reduce attrition rates and enhance the efficiency of the SF recruitment process. PMID:23756067

Hunt, Andrew P; Orr, Robin M; Billing, Daniel C

2013-06-01

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Evaluating the operations capability of Freedom's Data Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Sowizral, Henry A.

1990-01-01

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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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High intensity radiation heat source is capable of sustained operation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Water cooled, high intensity radiation source rated at 125 kw, with an efficiency of 31 to 34 percent is used in the evaluation of ablative materials under simulated conditions of high velocity entry into planetary atmospheres. The source operates repeatedly at maximum power for periods of 10 to 20 minutes.

Geideman, W. A.; Muller, K.

1966-01-01

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Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2011-01-01

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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.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

10 Energy 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false ...capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2011-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last decade, the tri-agency Integrated Program Office (IPO), comprised of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been managing the development of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Once operational later this decade, NPOESS will replace NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and DoD's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) systems. The IPO, through its Acquisition and Operations contractor, Northrop Grumman, will launch NPOESS spacecraft into three orbital planes to provide a single, national system capable of satisfying both civil and national security requirements for space-based, remotely sensed environmental data. With the development of NPOESS, we are evolving the existing "weather" satellites into integrated environmental observing systems by expanding our capabilities to observe, assess, and predict the total Earth system - ocean, atmosphere, land, and the space environment. NPOESS will transform today's short-term, space-based ocean research missions into a sustained, operational ocean remote sensing observation program. Land measurements comprise seven of the fifty-five user-validated requirements for geophysical measurements that will be made by NPOESS sensors. In 1997, the IPO initiated a robust sensor risk reduction effort for early development of the critical sensor suites and algorithms necessary to support NPOESS. In 2001, preliminary design efforts were completed for the last of five critical imaging/sounding instruments for NPOESS. Land requirements have directly and substantially "driven" the design of two NPOESS sensors: the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and the Conical-scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder (CMIS). Compared to the predecessor operational systems, NPOESS will deliver higher resolution (spatial and temporal) and equivalent (or more) accurate measurements of surface albedo, vegetative index, imagery , land surface temperature (LST), snow cover/snow depth, surface type, and soil moisture. Early flight-testing of instruments will reduce development risk and demonstrate and validate global imaging and sounding instruments, algorithms, and pre-operational ground systems prior to the first NPOESS flight. Four NPOESS sensors are scheduled to fly on the joint NASA/IPO NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) mission in 2008. NPP will demonstrate the utility of improved imaging and radiometric data for terrestrial applications, such vegetation mapping, landcover change, and fire detection. NPP and NPOESS will help ensure continuity and extension of climate-quality measurements between NASA's Earth Observing System Terra and Aqua research missions and NPOESS.

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

2005-12-01

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Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hy, Franklin

2011-01-01

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Vibration Test Demonstrated Dynamic Capability of an Operating Stirling Convertor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hughes, William O.

2001-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-04-01

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A Venus Rover Capable of Long Life Surface Operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-12-01

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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

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

E-print Network

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

Toronto, University of

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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

47

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Terzi, Lorella

2005-01-01

48

Human development and capabilities in MENA economies with special emphasis on Egypt  

Microsoft Academic Search

The critical assessment of human development and capabilities exercise in MENA includes the following areas for achieving capabilities enhancement (i) Macroeconomic framework component: Analysis of the evolution and nature of macroeconomic policies and their inter-relationships with trade policy and their effects on MDGs and human development; (ii) Fiscal component, the effects of trade reform and policies on the fiscal position

Haider A. Khan

2011-01-01

49

Entirely passive heat-pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity  

DOEpatents

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

Koenig, D.R.

1981-02-11

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Operational Capability to be Provided: aerial robots that fly slowly, autonomously avoiding  

E-print Network

Operational Capability to be Provided: aerial robots that fly slowly, autonomously avoiding, avoid and follow walls and ceilings. Sensor Fusion: On-board ultrasonics and infrared. Global processing: Bluetooth for 2-way communication: transmitting robot position and receiving commands Research Space

Oh, Paul

51

The effect of hospital vascular operation capability on outcomes of lower extremity arterial bypass graft procedures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. The purpose of this study was to determine whether hospitals with a high capability for vascular operations have lower rates of inpatient mortality, major complication, and major amputation with lower extremity arterial bypass (LEAB) procedures than do less well-equipped hospitals after controlling for hospital procedure volume and patient characteristics. Methods. Admissions of 16,422 northern Illinois residents to Illinois hospitals

James L. Ebaugh; Joe Feinglass; William H. Pearce

2001-01-01

52

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6): Capabilities, Operational Concepts, and the Transition from IPv4.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research study, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6): Capabilities, Operational Concepts, and the Transition from IPv4, was conducted at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) with the aim of developing, employing and testing an IPv6 network while learn...

J. E. Domagalski

2008-01-01

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Special Operations Forces (SOF) technical analysis and evaluation  

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1987-08-31

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

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

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

2014-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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Preface to special section: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program May 2003 Intensive Operations Period examining aerosol  

E-print Network

Preface to special section: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program May 2003 Intensive Operations), Preface to special section: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program May 2003 Intensive Operations Period006908. 1. Background and Motivation [2] Two key requirements for testing understanding of the influence

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2005-01-01

63

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hammond, Dana P.

1991-01-01

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Operationally effective 31 March 2011 LOMA 1.0, the initial operational capability of the Lock Operations Management  

E-print Network

Operationally effective 31 March 2011 LOMA 1.0 LOMA 1.0, the initial operational operating in the vicinity of their locks. Using the Automatic Identification System (AIS) a navigation collects vessel navigation information, including realtime location, direction, speed and identification

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Development of a large-aperture PLZT shutter with enhanced operational/environmental capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

PLZT thermal/flash protective shutters ranging in size from 25mm to 101mm in diameter have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories for industrial and military applications. A larger diameter shutter, 147mm, with enhanced environmental and operational capabilities was required for window ports. This paper describes a production PLZT shutter which provides these characteristics via the incorporation of new lens sealing techniques, packaging design, polarizers, and electronic subsystems.

Harris, J. O., Jr.; Cutler, R. P.; Dulleck, G. R.

66

Expanded operational capabilities of the Langley Mach 7 Scramjet test facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An experimental research program conducted to expand the operational capabilities of the NASA Langley Mach 7 Scramjet Test Facility is described. Previous scramjet testing in this facility was limited to a single simulated flight condition of Mach 6.9 at an altitude of 115,300 ft. The arc heater research demonstrates the potential of the facility for scramjet testing at simulated flight conditions from Mach 4 (at altitudes from 77,000 to 114,000 ft) to Mach 7 (at latitudes from 108,000 to 149,000 ft). Arc heater electrical characteristics, operational problems, measurements of nitrogen oxide contaminants, and total-temperature profiles are discussed.

Thomas, S. R.; Guy, R. W.

1983-01-01

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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

68

Underwater application of nasal decongestants: method for special operations.  

PubMed

A simple method of emergency underwater application of a nasal decongestant in divers to prevent diving-related accidents or even fatalities attributable to sequelae of middle-ear and sinus barotrauma of ascent was evaluated. Eleven military divers had to inject 1 mL of 0.02% methylene blue into a central venous catheter after having inserted the tip between their upper lip and the mask at 1 m depth in a pool. After injection, the head had to be reclined. Blue liquid flowing from a diver's nostril and a "bitter" taste sensation reported immediately after surfacing indicated successful application. All divers were observed to have had blue liquid flowing from the nostril of application, and one diver could not describe the taste. This method of underwater application of nasal decongestants may be useful for emergency prevention in divers, especially during covert operations. Underwater availability of the system in a special kit carried by divers would be required. PMID:11143432

Mutzbauer, T S; Mueller, P H; Sigg, O; Tetzlaff, K; Neubauer, B

2000-11-01

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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

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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

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2011-01-01

72

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1985-01-01

73

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-04-01

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Injury epidemiology of u.s. Army special operations forces.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal injuries have long been a problem in general purpose forces, yet anecdotal evidence provided by medical, human performance, and training leadership suggests musculoskeletal injuries are also a readiness impediment to Special Operations Forces (SOF). The purpose of this study was to describe the injury epidemiology of SOF utilizing self-reported injury histories. Data were collected on 106 SOF (age: 31.7 ± 5.3 years, height: 179.0 ± 5.5 cm, mass: 85.9 ± 10.9 kg) for 1 year before the date of laboratory testing and filtered for total injuries and those with the potential to be preventable based on injury type, activity, and mechanism. The frequency of musculoskeletal injuries was 24.5 injuries per 100 subjects per year for total injuries and 18.9 injuries per 100 subjects per year for preventable injuries. The incidence of musculoskeletal injuries was 20.8 injured subjects per 100 subjects per year for total injuries and 16.0 injured subjects per 100 subjects per year for preventable injuries. Preventable musculoskeletal injuries comprised 76.9% of total injuries. Physical training (PT) was the most reported activity for total/preventable injuries (PT Command Organized: 46.2%/60.0%, PT Noncommand Organized: 7.7%/10.0%, PT Unknown: 3.8%/5.0%). Musculoskeletal injuries impede optimal physical readiness/tactical training in the SOF community. The data suggest a significant proportion of injuries are classified as preventable and may be mitigated with human performance programs. PMID:25269128

Abt, John P; Sell, Timothy C; Lovalekar, Mita T; Keenan, Karen A; Bozich, Anthony J; Morgan, Jeffrey S; Kane, Shawn F; Benson, Peter J; Lephart, Scott M

2014-10-01

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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

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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

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HANDBOOK OF OPERATION FOR THE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CREATED IN 1957 SERVES THE 25 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY. THE PHILOSOPHY AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES OF THE DISTRICT ARE PRESENTED. A DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES SERVES CHILDREN IN SPECIAL CLASSES IN THE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR CLASSES, AND ALSO OPERATES A PROGRAM…

Saint Louis County Special School District Board of Education, Rock Hill, MO.

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The Next Generation Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI+) for Operational Defense Space Weather Monitoring and Forecasting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI) sensors aboard the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Block-5D3 satellites have successfully demonstrated both space weather sensing of the thermosphere and ionosphere and the high impact potential of UV remote sensing upon global assimilative operational ionosphere and thermosphere models. NRL is currently developing next-generation SSULI+ space weather sensors to maintain operational space weather sensing capability beyond the DMSP program. Applying recent technological innovations to update the proven heritage design provides SSULI+ with 10X higher effective sensitivity, robust rejection of environmental ion noise, and added measurement capability while reducing size, weight, and power requirements. We present data product improvements expected for the new SSULI+ sensor design and discuss the positive impact upon operational applications.

Nicholas, A. C.; Budzien, S. A.; Dymond, K.; Coker, C.; Chua, D. H.; Walker, P. W.

2013-05-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION SYSTEMS UNDER REGULATORY...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION SYSTEMS UNDER REGULATORY...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION SYSTEMS UNDER REGULATORY...

2010-07-01

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

...2014-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION SYSTEMS UNDER REGULATORY...

2014-07-01

84

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785...ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION SYSTEMS UNDER REGULATORY...

2011-07-01

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

E-print Network

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

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30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

...surface and underground coal mining operations showing— (i...location of the surface coal mining operations to which the exemption...Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement...approved. It shall remain in effect until expiration or...

2014-07-01

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46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations § 167...making alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2011-10-01

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46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations § 167...making alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2013-10-01

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46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations § 167...making alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2012-10-01

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46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations § 167...making alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2010-10-01

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30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii...surface and underground coal mining operations of that permittee...month was an amount of coal which when multiplied by...substantial change due to the death of an owner....

2010-07-01

92

Parabolic geometries and normal Weyl structures First BGG operators and special solutions  

E-print Network

Parabolic geometries and normal Weyl structures First BGG operators and special solutions The comparison map Examples for projective structures Normal Weyl structures and special solutions of first BGG structures & BGG solutions #12;Parabolic geometries and normal Weyl structures First BGG operators

Drmota, Michael

93

A Special Function Unit for Database Operations (SFU-DB): Design and Performance Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and analysis of a special function unit for database operations (SFU-DB) that uses a novel hardware sorting module, the automatic retrieval memory (ARM), are described. The SFU-DB is a functionally independent unit that efficiently performs certain nonnumeric operations. It can function as a coprocessor for a host CPU or as a special processing unit in a highly parallel

Herman Lam; Chiang Lee; Stanley Y. W. Su

1991-01-01

94

Some special functions identities arising from commuting operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Commuting is an important property in many cases of investigation of properties of operators as well as in various applications, especially in quantum physics. Using the observation that the generalized weighted differential operator of order k and the weighted Hardy-type operator commute we derive a number of new and interesting identities involving some functions of mathematical physics.

Hutníková, Mária; Hutník, Ondrej

2009-04-01

95

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

96

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

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...carried and used during dedicated air ambulance, fire fighting, or search and rescue operations. ...control, environmental restoration or protection, forest preservation and protection, fire fighting and prevention, flood control, or...

2013-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...carried and used during dedicated air ambulance, fire fighting, or search and rescue operations. ...control, environmental restoration or protection, forest preservation and protection, fire fighting and prevention, flood control, or...

2011-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Exceptions for special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...carried and used during dedicated air ambulance, fire fighting, or search and rescue operations. ...control, environmental restoration or protection, forest preservation and protection, fire fighting and prevention, flood control, or...

2010-10-01

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49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...carried and used during dedicated air ambulance, fire fighting, or search and rescue operations. ...control, environmental restoration or protection, forest preservation and protection, fire fighting and prevention, flood control, or...

2012-10-01

101

46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONSTRUCTION, ARRANGEMENT, AND OTHER PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90...at the temperatures encountered, and shall be maintained in good operating condition. (3) Personnel involved in the...

2010-10-01

102

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

103

Call for Papers Special Volume of Annals of Operations Research  

E-print Network

@dlut.edu.cn.) Xiaohang Yue (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Email: xyue@uwm.edu) Aims and Scope: In today's business environment characterized by intense competition and increasing globalization, modern production operations in supply chain systems face a number of new problems, challenges, and opportunities. For example, increased

104

CALL FOR PAPERS Special SING7 Volume of the Annals of Operations Research  

E-print Network

is a mathematical framework dealing with models of conflict and cooperation among interdependent decision makers Theory, the meeting provided a venue for new research collaborations. Scope This special volume on Game+management/operations+research/journal/10479 Special Issue Editors Agnieszka RUSINOWSKA, Centre d'Economie de

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES...transmitter operation (i.e. , conventional, dial-up or Internet). (3) The system must be designed so that upon...

2013-10-01

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Unattended mode operation of specialized NDA (nondestructive assay) systems  

SciTech Connect

Nondestructive assay systems have been developed to allow data acquisition equipment to operate unattended in an automated mixed oxide facility, reducing inspector time in a facility and giving them time for other activities. Fewer inspector visits mean less impact on plant operators. Neutron detectors are located at key measurement points in the facility. Near each detector is located an electronics cabinet, which contains two JSR-11 shift registers, two COMPAQ Portable III computers, and a printer. The signal from the detector is split and sent to each shift register for redundancy and reliability. The software for unattended operation consists primarily of two programs, COLLECT and REVIEW. The COLLECT program runs on the computers in unattended operation; shift-register data are acquired each 60 s. The COLLECT program distinguishes between a normal background and a disconnected signal, between material moving near the detector and material in the detector, and whether the material in the detector is a sample or a californium normalization source. Depending on the type of assay, different data are stored on the hard disk. During an inspection, the inspector stops the current measurement campaign, examines the data from both computers briefly at the electronics cabinet, copies the campaign data to floppy disk, and starts another measurement campaign. These data are examined later in another location using the REVIEW program running on high performance microcomputers: a COMPAQ DeskPro 386/20 or equivalent. The REVIEW program uses graphical displays to enable the inspector to quickly search through the massive amounts of accumulated data to learn when samples were measured. Data from the desired measurements are then transferred to the International Atomic Energy Agency high-level neutron coincidence program for further analysis. 3 refs., 7 figs.

Klosterbuer, S.F.; Kern, E.A.; Painter, J.A.; Takahashi, S.

1989-01-01

107

Economics of specialized integrated swine finishing operation in the Texas Panhandle  

E-print Network

ECONOMICS OF SPECIALIZED INTEGRATED SWINE FINISHING OPERATION IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE A Thesis by GUILE EARL CAVIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&tl University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1971 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics ECONOMICS OF SPECIALIZED INTEGRATED SWINE FINISHING OPERATION IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE A Thesis by GUYLE EARL CAVIN Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Comm ttee) (Head...

Cavin, Guyle Earl

2012-06-07

108

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

109

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

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2011-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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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

115

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

E-print Network

to the car via standard radio control transmitter. In order to cope with the video feed latency we propose by the opportunity to develop an agent, able to address some of the challenges, which a human driver of racing carEvolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance

Fernandez, Thomas

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Evolution of driving agent, remotely operating a scale model of a car with obstacle avoidance capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an approach for evolutionary design of an agent, remotely operating a scale model of a car running in a fastest possible way. The agent perceives the environment from a video camera and conveys its actions to the car via standard radio control transmitter. In order to cope with the video feed latency we propose an anticipatory modeling in

Ivan Tanev; Michal Joachimczak; Katsunori Shimohara

2006-01-01

117

New stopping cell capabilities: RF carpet performance at high gas density and cryogenic operation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a stopping cell to be used at the FRS and Super-FRS (Super-conducting FRagment Separator) at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), both in Darmstadt, Germany. The cell has a stopping volume with a length of 1 m and a diameter of 25 cm. It is aimed at operation with high-density helium gas (up to 0.2 mg/cm3). Ours is the first realisation of a stopping cell in which the required purity of the helium stopping gas is ensured by operation at cryogenic temperatures. On the exit side, the ions are guided to the exit hole by an RF carpet with 4 electrodes per mm, operating at a frequency of 5.8 MHz. We present the first commissioning results of the cryogenic stopping cell. Using 219Rn ions emitted as alpha-decay recoils from a 223Ra source, a combined ion survival and extraction efficiency between 10 and 25% is measured for helium gas at a temperature of 85 K and with a density up to 0.07 mg/cm3 (equivalent to a pressure of 430 mbar at room temperature). This density is almost two times higher than demonstrated up to now for RF ion repelling structures in helium gas. Given the operational and design parameters of the system, it is projected that this technology is useful up to a helium gas density of at least 0.2 mg/cm3.

Ranjan, M.; Purushothaman, S.; Dickel, T.; Geissel, H.; Plass, W. R.; Schäfer, D.; Scheidenberger, C.; Van de Walle, J.; Weick, H.; Dendooven, P.

2011-12-01

118

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

119

Iraqi Security Forces: Special Operations Force Program Is Achieving Goals, but Iraqi Support Remains Critical to Success.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) conducted this review to assess the United States Forces-Iraq's (USFI) management of its program to develop the Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF). This is the Iraqi force primarily responsi...

G. D. Furbish, N. Needham, R. Gentry, W. D. Haigler

2010-01-01

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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

121

On the Special Characteristics of Institutional Operation in the Process of Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

That each institution of higher education should develop its own salient special characteristics ("te se") of institutional operation is a matter of major and far-reaching significance for the reform and development of higher education, and every institution of higher education should attach a high degree of importance to, and correctly…

Xianjun, Liu

2009-01-01

122

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

...authorized by the Flight Standards District Office, no person may conduct a commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the following flight-free periods: (a) Summer season (May 1-September 30)-6...

2014-01-01

123

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...authorized by the Flight Standards District Office, no person may conduct a commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the following flight-free periods: (a) Summer season (May 1-September 30)-6...

2012-01-01

124

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...authorized by the Flight Standards District Office, no person may conduct a commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the following flight-free periods: (a) Summer season (May 1-September 30)-6...

2011-01-01

125

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...authorized by the Flight Standards District Office, no person may conduct a commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the following flight-free periods: (a) Summer season (May 1-September 30)-6...

2013-01-01

126

Fighting for relevance: Economic intelligence and special operations executive in Spain, 1943–1945  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the work of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in Spain during the latter part of the Second World War. Unlike SOE's broad mandate to sow dissent and disarray in occupied countries, in Spain agents were forbidden from any involvement in direct action and sabotage. Diplomatic concerns, namely the maintenance of Spanish neutrality in the war, overrode all

David A. Messenger

2000-01-01

127

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bakken

1996-01-01

128

‘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

129

Special Army Reports Prepared by Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Army and Army personnel responsible for preparing and using special Army reports should read this report. This is the second in a series of reports related to Army budget execution operations. The first report discussed the transmission of Army budget exe...

J. L. Armstrong, L. M. Barnes, P. A. Marsh, P. C. Wenzel, P. J. Granetto

2007-01-01

130

January 24, 2012 Members of the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities  

E-print Network

January 24, 2012 Members of the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Senate's Executive Committee. As you pursue restructuring of the UW- System (UWS), we urge you to keep in the region and the state. Studies at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (MIT IPC Working Paper 05-010 http

Saldin, Dilano

131

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

132

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...authorized by the Flight Standards District Office, no person may conduct a commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the following flight-free periods: (a) Summer season (May 1-September 30)-6...

2010-01-01

133

‘In God We Trusted, In China We Busted’: The China commando group of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the summer of 1941, the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the Chinese government began a joint intelligence and special operations project called the China Commando Group. It was meant to be a grand scheme of military operation designed to benefit both the British and the Chinese in their common objective of thwarting the aggressive Japanese advances in Asia.

Maochun Yu

2001-01-01

134

Phenotype profiling of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii clover nodule isolates reveal their both versatile and specialized metabolic capabilities.  

PubMed

Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii (Rlt) are soil bacteria inducing nodules on clover, where they fix nitrogen. Genome organization analyses of 22 Rlt clover nodule isolates showed that they contained 3-6 plasmids and majority of them possessed large (>1 Mb), chromid-like replicon with exception of four Rlt strains. The Biolog phenotypic profiling comprising utilization of C, N, P, and S sources and tolerance to osmolytes and pH revealed metabolic versatility of the Rlt strains. Statistical analyses of our results showed a clear bias toward specific metabolic preferences, tolerance to unfavorable osmotic conditions, and increased nodulation activity of the strains having smaller amount of extrachromosomal DNA. The K5.4 and K4.15 lacking a large megaplasmid possessed substantially diverse metabolism and belonged to effective clover inoculants. In conclusion, besides overall metabolic versatility, some metabolic specialization may enable rhizobia to persist in variable environments and to compete successfully with other bacteria. PMID:23417392

Mazur, Andrzej; Stasiak, Gra?yna; Wielbo, Jerzy; Koper, Piotr; Kubik-Komar, Agnieszka; Skorupska, Anna

2013-04-01

135

Specialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for middle school students, this award winning, six-day teaching unit helped students learn about the concepts of specialization, interdependence, efficiency, and profit. At the onset of the lesson the students were already familiar with the concepts of scarcity, goods, services, profits, supply, demand, and opportunity costs. The unit's…

Luna, Pat

136

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

E-print Network

The functional determinant of a special second order quantum-mechanical operator is calculated with its zero mode gauged out by the method of the Faddeev-Popov gauge fixing procedure. This operator subject to periodic boundary conditions arises in applications of the early Universe theory and, in particular, determines the one-loop statistical sum in quantum cosmology generated by a conformal field theory (CFT). The calculation is done for a special case of a periodic zero mode of this operator having two roots (nodes) within the period range, which corresponds to the class of cosmological instantons in the CFT driven cosmology with one oscillation of the cosmological scale factor of its Euclidean Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric.

A. O. Barvinsky; A. Yu. Kamenshchik

2010-12-07

137

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and...CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS...153.903 Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B,...

2010-10-01

138

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and...CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS...153.903 Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B,...

2011-10-01

139

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and...CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS...153.903 Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B,...

2012-10-01

140

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and...CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS...153.903 Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B,...

2013-10-01

141

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-12-01

142

Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) in the Future: An Assessment of Capabilities Against the Hybrid Threat in the Future Operational Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Does the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) have adequate capabilities to defeat potential hybrid threats in future operational environments (OE). The purpose of this research was to assess the three Brigade Combat Teams' (BCTs) effectiveness in unified l...

R. W. Sprang

2013-01-01

143

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

144

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

145

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-10-01

146

47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...GHz band. 25.256 Section 25.256 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Technical Standards § 25.256 Special Requirements for operations in...

2010-10-01

147

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

148

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nuclear power has several unique advantages over other air independent energy sources for nuclear combat submarines. An inherently safe, small nuclear reactor, capable of supply the hotel load of the Victoria Class submarines, has been conceptually developed. The reactor is designed to complement the existing diesel electric power generation plant presently onboard the submarine. The reactor, rated at greater than 1 MW thermal, will supply electricity to the submarine's batteries through an organic Rankine cycle energy conversion plant at 200 kW. This load will increase the operational envelope of the submarine by providing up to 28 continuous days submerged, allowing for an enhanced indiscretion ratio (ratio of time spent on the surface versus time submerged) and a limited under ice capability. The power plant can be fitted into the existing submarine by inserting a 6 m hull plug. With its simplistic design and inherent safety features, the reactor plant will require a minimal addition to the crew. The reactor employs TRISO fuel particles for increased safety. The light water coolant remains at atmospheric pressure, exiting the core at 96°C. Burn-up control and limiting excess reactivity is achieved through movable reflector plates. Shut down and regulatory control is achieved through the thirteen hafnium control rods. Inherent safety is achieved through the negative prompt and delayed temperature coefficients, as well as the negative void coefficient. During a transient, the boiling of the moderator results in a sudden drop in reactivity, essentially shutting down the reactor. It is this characteristic after which the reactor has been named. The design of the reactor was achieved through modelling using computer codes such as MCNP5, WIMS-AECL, FEMLAB, and MicroShield5, in addition to specially written software for kinetics, heat transfer and fission product poisoning calculations. The work has covered a broad area of research and has highlighted additional areas that should be investigated. These include developing a detailed point nodel kinetic model coupled with a finite element heat transfer model, undertaking radiation protection shielding calculations in accordance with international and national regulations, and exploring the effects of advanced fuels.

Cole, Christopher J. P.

149

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved reservation above the operational limit in section 3. Additional...non-passenger flights. Section 3. Operational Limits. Except as provided for...permission to operate if additional operational limits or procedures are...

2010-01-01

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...capability in a Year 2000 environment. ...in the conduct of its business as a broker or dealer...have a material Year 2000 problem, then you...of the material Year 2000 problem in your mission...on the nature of your business, to ensure...

2010-04-01

154

Baseline burnout symptoms predict visuospatial executive function during survival school training in special operations military personnel.  

PubMed

Burnout symptoms, which are characterized by exhaustion, cynicism, and a reduced sense of professional efficacy, may deleteriously affect cognitive function in military personnel. A total of 32 U.S. Military Special Operations personnel enrolled in Survival School completed measures of trauma history, dissociation, and burnout before training. They then completed the Groton Maze Learning Test (GMLT), a neuropsychological measure of integrative visuospatial executive function during three field-based phases of Survival School-enemy evasion, captivity/interrogation, and escape/release from captivity. Lower pre-training perceptions of professional efficacy were associated with reduced executive function during all of the field-based phases of Survival School, even after adjustment for years of education, cynicism, and baseline GMLT scores. Magnitudes of decrements in executive function in Marines with low efficacy relative to those with high efficacy increased as training progressed and ranged from .58 during enemy evasion to .99 during escape/release from captivity. Pre-training perceptions of burnout may predict visuospatial executive function during naturalistic training-related stress in military personnel. Assessment of burnout symptoms, particularly perceptions of professional efficacy, may help identify military personnel at risk for stress-related executive dysfunction. PMID:21466738

Morgan, Charles A; Russell, Bartlett; McNeil, Jeff; Maxwell, Jeff; Snyder, Peter J; Southwick, Steven M; Pietrzak, Robert H

2011-05-01

155

Special Issue on Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In support of military operations and civil applications, the  

E-print Network

Editorial Special Issue on Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In support of military operations and civil applications, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have quickly emerged and practitioners in the fields of unmanned systems, with a common interest in the new challenges in platform design

Benmei, Chen

156

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2007-01-01

157

Assessment of the simulation capability of RELAP5\\/MOD3 compared with IIST tests for loss of the residual heat removal system during midloop operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The simulation capabilities of RELAP5\\/MOD3 are analyzed and assessed in comparison with the IIST experiments conducted to investigate the system response to the loss of the residual heat removal (RHR) system during midloop operation. Two IIST experiments are simulated; a one-loop test under closed system conditions and a three-loop test with a vent at the top of the pressurizer. Once

Y. M. Ferng; C. H. Lee

1996-01-01

158

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

159

76 FR 70342 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...seasonal vessel traffic, and local public events. Regulated...informed of these rules through Local Notices to Mariners, press...personally notified of the contents of these safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated...

2011-11-14

160

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...seasonal vessel traffic, and local public events. Regulated...informed of these rules through Local Notices to Mariners, press...personally notified of the contents of these safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated...

2012-02-07

161

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

...for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii A Appendix A to Part 136...for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii Section 1. Applicability...tour flights conducted in the State of Hawaii under 14 CFR parts 91,...

2010-01-01

162

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

163

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

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-08-17

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-03-10

166

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

167

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System: Capabilities for Atmospheric Remote Sensing for NWP and Climate -- Moving Towards a Global Earth Observation System of Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last decade, the tri-agency Integrated Program Office (IPO), comprised of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been managing the development of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Once operational later this decade, NPOESS will replace NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and DoD's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) systems. The IPO, through its Acquisition and Operations contractor, Northrop Grumman, will launch NPOESS spacecraft into three orbital planes to provide a single, national system capable of satisfying both civil and national security requirements for space-based, remotely sensed environmental data. With the development of NPOESS, we are evolving the existing "weather" satellites into integrated environmental observing systems by expanding our capabilities to observe, assess, and predict the total Earth system - ocean, atmosphere, land, and the space environment. The NPOESS will enable more accurate short-term weather forecasts and severe storm warnings and improved monitoring of atmospheric phenomena. NPOESS will also provide continuity of critical data for monitoring, understanding, and predicting climate change and assessing the impacts of climate change on seasonal and longer time scales. For these purposes, the NPOESS Integrated Program Office [IPO] is developing a suite of advanced, atmospheric sounding/probing instruments as a major part of the next generation meteorological, environmental and climate operational satellite system in polar, low earth orbit [LEO]. The IPO is developing the CrIS, Cross-track Infrared Sounder, an Ozone Mapping & Profiler Suite [OMPS]and a Visible and Infrared Imager and Radiometer Suite [VIIRS] and NASA is developing an Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder [ATMS]. These four instruments will be key parts of the NPOESS operational satellite system and its precursor, bridging and risk-reduction mission - the NPOESS Preparatory Project [NPP]. The CrIS/ATMS/OMPS (& VIIRS) and, later on NPOESS, a Conical-scanning Microwave Imager and Sounder [CMIS] will represent a USA highly capable, complementary sounding and imaging suite for the next generation. In the same time frame the European community, EUMETSAT, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellite Systems, will be flying their next generation, operational, polar-orbiting LEO system, METOP. METOP will have a highly capable FTS sounder, IASI [Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Interferometer], an Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit [AMSU], a Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment [GOME-2], a GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding [GRAS]and an Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer [AVHRR]. The NPOESS & METOP sounders and imagers will represent a significant contribution to a polar-orbiting, atmospheric sounding and imaging component of an emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems [GEOSS] for NWP and Climate. Similarly the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System [GOES-R] & Meteosat Second Generation [MSG] sounders and imagers will represent an important geostationary component of such a GEOSS.

Mango, S. A.; Hinnant, F.; Hoffman, C. W.; Smehil, D. L.; Schneider, S. R.; Simione, S.; Needham, B.; Stockton, D.

2005-12-01

168

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

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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

169

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

170

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Orton, G. F.

1984-01-01

171

Design and operation of the national survey of children with special health care needs, 2009-2010.  

PubMed

Objectives - This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, a module of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey. The survey is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. This survey was designed to produce national and state-specific prevalence estimates of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), to describe the types of services that they need and use, and to assess aspects of the system of care for CSHCN. Methods - A random-digit-dial sample of households with children under age 18 years was constructed for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The sampling frame consisted of landline phone numbers and cellular(cell) phone numbers of households that reported a cell-phone-only or cell-phone-mainly status. Children in identified households were screened for special health care needs. If CSHCN were identified in the household, a detailed interview was conducted for one randomly selected child with special health care needs. Respondents were parents or guardians who knew about the children's health and health care. Results - A total of 196,159 household screening interviews were completed from July 2009 through March 2011, resulting in 40,242 completed special-needs interviews, including 2,991 from cell-phone interviews. The weighted overall response rate was 43.7% for the landline sample, 15.2% for the cell-phone sample, and 25.5% overall. PMID:25383698

Bramlett, Matthew D; Blumberg, Stephen J; Ormson, A Elizabeth; George, Jacquelyn M; Williams, Kim L; Frasier, Alicia M; Skalland, Benjamin J; Santos, Kathleen B; Vsetecka, Danielle M; Morrison, Heather M; Pedlow, Steven; Wang, Fang

2014-11-01

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29 CFR 1910.126 - Additional requirements for special dipping and coating operations.  

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...operations use a flammable liquid that has a flashpoint below...as a fuel to heat the tank liquid, you must prevent solvent...degreasing tanks? If you spray a liquid in the air over an open-surface...deteared and the electrodes or conductors of the electrostatic...

2012-07-01

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29 CFR 1910.126 - Additional requirements for special dipping and coating operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...operations use a flammable liquid that has a flashpoint below...as a fuel to heat the tank liquid, you must prevent solvent...degreasing tanks? If you spray a liquid in the air over an open-surface...deteared and the electrodes or conductors of the electrostatic...

2013-07-01

174

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Spinler, Anthony B.

1999-01-01

175

Bacteriology of Air-Conditioning Ducts with Special Reference to Operating Rooms  

PubMed Central

The number of bacteria in air, before filtration with five different easily available filters in the low positive-pressure type of airconditioning system of the Winnipeg General Hospital, was between 3 and 4/cu. ft., and after filtration between 1 and 2/cu. ft. with all types of filters. Cl. welchii contributed about 1% and Staph. pyogenes about 0.1% of this total. Sampling the exhaust air from an operating room during an operation showed that the bacterial count fluctuated with the degree of activity in the room and was from two to 10 times as high as in the air delivered to the room. Atlhough every reasonable attempt should be made to diminish the bacterial count of air in hospitals, if much energy and money is to be spent it would probably be wiser to investigate sources of hospital infection other than the type of air-conditioning system described in this report. PMID:13998955

Warner, Peter; Doherty, Jane

1963-01-01

176

Bacteriology of air-conditioning ducts with special reference to operating rooms.  

PubMed

The number of bacteria in air, before filtration with five different easily available filters in the low positive-pressure type of airconditioning system of the Winnipeg General Hospital, was between 3 and 4/cu. ft., and after filtration between 1 and 2/cu. ft. with all types of filters. Cl. welchii contributed about 1% and Staph. pyogenes about 0.1% of this total. Sampling the exhaust air from an operating room during an operation showed that the bacterial count fluctuated with the degree of activity in the room and was from two to 10 times as high as in the air delivered to the room.Atlhough every reasonable attempt should be made to diminish the bacterial count of air in hospitals, if much energy and money is to be spent it would probably be wiser to investigate sources of hospital infection other than the type of air-conditioning system described in this report. PMID:13998955

WARNER, P; DOHERTY, J

1963-02-23

177

Environmental hardening of equipment operating in an automated test bed enclosure. Special Isotope Separation Program (SIS)  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s Plutonium Systems Engineering plans to demonstrate a materials handling system in an automated test bed located in the cold test facility, in FY91. The equipment operating in the automated glove box test bed consists of a modified, bridge mounted robot that is electrically driven, robot tooling, a tilt-pour furnace, mechanisms for loading and unloading the furnace, mechanisms for loading and unloading the crucible, and mechanisms for button breakout and can opening. Each of the pieces of equipment mentioned have components such as motors (with or without brushes), bearings, resolvers, encoders, sliding surfaces, cabling, and electrical connectors that must function in the harsh environment of the test bed enclosure, and each of the components described must be hardened to the enclosure environment. The automated test bed is to provide a representation of a weapons-grade plutonium enclosure. Although the decision to operate the enclosure in a nitrogen or argon atmosphere has not been made, this report considers the dry argon atmosphere as the more difficult case. Other environmental requirements on the equipment operating in the test bed enclosure are: Low moisture and low oxygen atmosphere, and some abrasive dust resulting from the process. A surrogate material will provide flow and dusting characteristics of weapons-grade plutonium oxide. Weapons-grade plutonium will not be introduced into the test bed enclosure. However, for future reference, radiation effects on materials are addressed.

Hayward, M.L.

1990-12-01

178

The use of dietary supplement among soldiers from the macedonian special operations regiment.  

PubMed

Objectives: To determine the prevalence and type of dietary supplement used, reasons for use, and sources of supplement information among Macedonian elite Soldiers. Methods: Anonymous self-reported questionnaires containing questions about demographic characteristics and dietary supplementation practices were distributed to 134 Soldiers, of whom 80 were recruited from the Ranger Battalion (R) and 54 from the Special Force Battalion (SF). Results: The Soldiers completed and returned 132 questionnaires. Overall, 66.6% of the Soldiers, including 70.3% of SF and 64.1% of R, reported using supplements within the 3 months before the survey. On average, each of these Soldiers used 3.7 ? 2.9 supplements. The most commonly used supplements were multivitamins (50.0%) and vitamin C (47.7%). The most frequently cited reason for using supplements was to improve general health (51.6%). Primary sources of supplement information were friends (42.0%) and books/magazines (40.9%). Conclusions: Dietary supplement use was found to be common and widespread among this military subpopulation. Given this, and the fact that the majority of the Soldiers do not receive accurate information about supplements, educational intervention regarding the safety and efficacy of these products is needed if unnecessary or harmful supplementation practices are to be prevented. PMID:23526317

Kjertakov, Metodija; Hristovski, Robert; Racaj, Muhamet

2013-01-01

179

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

180

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

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2012-01-01

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No Special Equipment Required: The Accessibility Features Built into the Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems make Computers Accessible for Students with Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proliferation of computers and other electronic learning devices has made knowledge and communication accessible to people with a wide range of abilities. Both Windows and Macintosh computers have accessibility options to help with many different special needs. This documents discusses solutions for: (1) visual impairments; (2) hearing…

Kimball,Walter H.; Cohen,Libby G.; Dimmick,Deb; Mills,Rick

2003-01-01

187

Plans for National Ignition Facility operations training and operations procedures  

SciTech Connect

A preliminary plan for National Ignition Facility (NIF) Operations training developed for the 200+ staff anticipated to operate the NIF facility is discussed. We also address the development and implementation of NIF Operations procedures. These procedures serve as an essential part of the staff training program. A special aspect of NIF Operations procedures is that they will be on-line with electronic links to design, operations, and test databases, and will likely incorporate electronic checklists and archiving capabilities.

Mantrom, D.D., LLNL

1998-06-01

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

E-print Network

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

Shepard, Kenneth

189

A U.S. Air Force Predator is ready for a night flight from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Aero-Astro researchers are developing next-generation UAVs featuring flight and autonomous operational capabilities far beyond those of current aircraft.  

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-Astro researchers are developing next-generation UAVs featuring flight and autonomous operational capabilities far that are comparable to the abilities of the best radio-controlled airplane pilots. We have invented methods for model and EECS, where a fully au- tonomous car will race against other cars in an urban environment. We

Peraire, Jaime

190

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

191

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

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

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operational and water quality objectives in a basin wide approach under the System-Wide Water Resources distribution of water quality is being met at the right place and time for an operational change. If not a tool for the increasing demand of meeting water quality objectives in a reservoir and/or downstream

US Army Corps of Engineers

193

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

194

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

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

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

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for effective management. Students may specialize as human resource professionals, organizational analysts, and;Profile of a Human Resources Graduate HROD graduates are able to: perform Human Resources Management (HRAC) This local association focuses on forwarding the human resource management profession in Calgary

Habib, Ayman

202

77 FR 25129 - Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the Continued Operation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Los Padres National Forest by a special use permit...the Los Padres National Forest for further analysis...access roads and gates Fire equipment and storage...plan, safety plan, and fire plan will be developed by both the WCGC and the Forest Service, attached...

2012-04-27

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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

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

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2012-01-01

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Environmental considerations associated with siting, constructing, and operating a special isotope separation plant at INEL: Volume 1, Proceedings: Report of public hearings. [AVLIS; Pu isotopes  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the two public hearings conducted for the purpose of determining the scope of issues to be addressed in relation to the siting, constructing, and operating of a special isotope separation plant at INEL. The report includes transcripts of the public hearings held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, February 24, 1987, and in Boise, Idaho, February 26, 1987, and includes the exhibits of records relating to those hearings. The review and hearing process meets pertinent National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, and DOE guidelines.

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1987-03-01

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Environmental considerations associated with siting, constructing, and operating a special isotope separation plant at INEL: Volume 2, Proceedings: Report of public hearings. [AVLIS; Pu isotopes  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the two public hearings conducted for the purpose of determining the scope of issues to be addressed in relation to the siting, constructing, and operating of a special isotope separation plant at INEL. The report includes transcripts of the public hearings held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, February 24, 1987, and in Boise, Idaho, February 26, 1987, and includes the exhibits of record relating to those hearings. The review and hearing process meets pertinent National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, and DOE guidelines.

Not Available

1987-03-01

207

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

208

11BF1 Operations/Intelligence Specialist Special Forces (Mandarin Chinese). Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria, Volume VIII.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The job position of operations/intelligence specialist as performed in Mandarin Chinese is described in terms of terminal skill objectives (TSOs) and enabling objectives (EOs). This analysis is part of the communication/language objectives-based system (C/LOBS), which supports the front-end analysis efforts of the Defense Language Institute…

Setzler, Hubert H., Jr.; And Others

209

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

210

ICPP special fuels canning and characterization facility  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is the owner of, or has on consignment, a large quantity of nuclear fuel and targets from a variety of nuclear reactors. The majority of this inventory is associated with the nuclear materials production (NMP) complex. This material must be disposed in a safe an controlled manner. The special Fuels Canning and Characterization Facility (SFCCF) is required to characterize, verify the storage can contents, and, if necessary, recan the special fuels to help ensure safe, interim storage (i.e. fission product containment and criticality control) until a special fuels disposal facility is operating, regardless of which disposal technique is adopted. The SFCCF would be located at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) and would include the capability to condition the special fuels in preparation for final disposal.

Sire, D.L.; Frandsen, G.B.; Henry, R.N. (Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls (United States))

1992-01-01

211

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

E-print Network

-cm long remotely operated vehicle (ROV) flyer with a 1.0-m high, 1.52-m wide, 2.8-m long remotely or to fly over sensitive regions such as reefs. The ROV-flyer piggy-backs on the ROV-crawler and can separate to become an "eye-in-the-sky" to observe from above the activities of the ROV-crawler. Index Terms

Wood, Stephen L.

212

Operations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

213

Planning and operational considerations for units utilizing military working dogs.  

PubMed

Military working dogs are rapidly becoming integral to military operations. While they bring many valuable capabilities to the battlefield, it is important that Special Operations leaders consider canine team capabilities and requirements when planning missions. Careful logistical and operational planning can optimize the health, performance, and readiness of the working dog while protecting the safety and well-being of the team members working with them. We also offer recommendations for medical treatment of dog bites. PMID:19813342

Royal, Joseph; Taylor, Charles L

2009-01-01

214

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

215

Electrometer amplifier operates over dynamic range of five orders of magnitude  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Special purpose electrometer amplifier is capable of operation over a dynamic range of five orders of magnitude. This is achieved by using a zener controlled attenuator in the feedback path for the amplifier.

Katz, N.

1967-01-01

216

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

217

An introduction to the special section on U.S. military operations: effects on military members' partners and children.  

PubMed

The deployment of U.S. military personnel to global hot spots, whether as combatants or as peacekeepers, has increased attention to the psychological well-being of military personnel and their family members. Despite the growing awareness that deployments have reverberating effects on all family members, theoretical explanations and empirical research on the impact of deployment on couple, family, and child adjustment, factors that serve to protect families from the demands of military employment, and effective methods of treating the mental health needs of military families are needed. The seven papers in this section increase our understanding of how the demands of U.S. military operations impact couples, family functioning, parenting, and child psychological adjustment and provide an additional resource for mental health professionals who work with these families. PMID:21842993

Kelley, Michelle L; Jouriles, Ernest N

2011-08-01

218

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

219

Report on follow-up inspection of the double funding of security for special nuclear material at the Richland Operations Office  

SciTech Connect

In a June 3, 1993, Office of Inspections Letter Report, the Office of Inspector General notified the Department`s Acting Chief Financial Officer that the Department had requested and received $60 million, double the funds needed, for the safeguard and security of special nuclear material at the Department`s Richland Operations Office in Fiscal Year 1993. In response to the Letter Report, in a June 28, 1993, memorandum, the Acting Chief Financial Officer advised the Office of Inspector General that the extra $30 million received by the Office of Environmental Management would either be: (1) applied to unanticipated requirements in Fiscal Year 1993; (2) applied to the anticipated Congressional reduction to the Department`s Fiscal Year 1994 budget request; or (3) used as an offset to the Fiscal Year 1995 budget request. The purpose of this follow-up inspection was to review the circumstances surrounding the Fiscal Year 1993 double funding for the security of special nuclear material at Richland. The principal objectives of this inspection were to: (1) identify contributing factors to the double funding and corrective actions needed to prevent the double funding from reoccurring; and (2) review Departmental Managers` response to the double funding issue.

NONE

1995-08-28

220

33 CFR 157.445 - Maneuvering performance capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

221

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

222

Military space capabilities and requirements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Representatives of the space commands of the three branches of U.S. military service discuss military aspects of space. The speakers' experience includes peacetime problems, domestic and international policies, and expertise in science, technology, and engineering. Specific topics addressed include operational capabilities and activities, contributions to the Gulf War, space initiatives, and responsibilities such as astronaut oversight, support of imaging and tracking radars, network control, and missile defense.

Kutyna, Donald J.; Keaveney, Michael W.; Browne, Herbert; Moorman, Thomas S., Jr.; Tuttle, Jerry; Dickman, Robert; Delrosso, Louis A.; Carlson, James; McCormick, Richard

223

Widening Participation; Widening Capability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper proposes that widening participation in higher education might distinctively be conceptualised beyond economically driven human capital outcomes, as a matter of widening capability. Specifically, the paper proposes forming the capability of students to become and to be "strong evaluators", able to make reflexive and informed choices…

Walker, Melanie

2008-01-01

224

Intelligence ? Autonomy ? Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, there has been a tendency to confuse the terms Intelligence, Autonomy, and Capability. In this paper we present the viewpoint that intelligence and capability are independent. These two factors describe an orthogonal design space that places upper bounds on the autonomy of the intelligent system. This design space for intelligent systems is illustrated by describing existing intelligent

J. P. Gunderson; L. F. Gunderson

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhim, Lauren Morando; Kowal, Julie

2008-01-01

226

Mission operations systems for planetary exploration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of the paper is twofold: (1) to present an overview of the processes comprising planetary mission operations as conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and (2) to present a project-specific and historical context within which this evolving process functions. In order to accomplish these objectives, the generic uplink and downlink functions are described along with their specialization to current flight projects. Also, new multimission capabilities are outlined, including prototyping of advanced-capability software for subsequent incorporation into more automated future operations. Finally, a specific historical ground is provided by listing some major operations software plus a genealogy of planetary missions beginning with Mariner 2 in 1962.

Mclaughlin, William I.; Wolff, Donna M.

1988-01-01

227

Unpacking Dynamic Capability: A Design Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter reviews the dynamic capability literature to explore relationships between definition, operationalization, and\\u000a measurement of dynamic capability. Subsequently, we develop a design-oriented approach toward dynamic capability that distinguishes\\u000a between design rules, recurrent patterns of behavior, operating routines and processes, market and competitive conditions,\\u000a and performance outcomes. This framework serves to develop a number of propositions for further research. As

Deborah E. M. Mulders; A. Georges L. Romme

2009-01-01

228

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

229

Linux Specialized Studies Program  

E-print Network

Linux Specialized Studies Program Because of significant cost savings, a growing number of companies are choosing to adopt Linux as an alternative to Microsoft products. The Red Hat Linux Specialized Studies Program will give you the foundation needed to support and use the Linux operating system

Loudon, Catherine

230

Improving integration capabilities with management control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of how companies integrate their innovation and operations processes. Referring to the dynamic capability approach, the authors derive an “integration capability” construct from a set of qualitative data. The authors expand this concept stressing the specific role of management control as a crucial part of an integration

Rolf Brühl; Nils Horch; Mathias Osann

2010-01-01

231

Evolution of a Unique Systems Engineering Capability  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-06-01

232

Zero: A Special Case.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an historical lesson on the development of numbers and the special characteristics of zero. Includes activity sheets designed to help students focus their attention on the value of numerals including zero, place value, and operation with zero. (KHR)

Wilson, Patricia S.

2001-01-01

233

Space Logistics: Launch Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current maximum launch capability for the United States are shown. The predicted Earth-to-orbit requirements for the United States are presented. Contrasting the two indicates the strong National need for a major increase in Earth-to-orbit lift capability. Approximate weights for planned payloads are shown. NASA is studying the following options to meet the need for a new heavy-lift capability by mid to late 1990's: (1) Shuttle-C for near term (include growth versions); and (2) the Advanced Lauching System (ALS) for the long term. The current baseline two-engine Shuttle-C has a 15 x 82 ft payload bay and an expected lift capability of 82,000 lb to Low Earth Orbit. Several options are being considered which have expanded diameter payload bays. A three-engine Shuttle-C with an expected lift of 145,000 lb to LEO is being evaluated as well. The Advanced Launch System (ALS) is a potential joint development between the Air Force and NASA. This program is focused toward long-term launch requirements, specifically beyond the year 2000. The basic approach is to develop a family of vehicles with the same high reliability as the Shuttle system, yet offering a much greater lift capability at a greatly reduced cost (per pound of payload). The ALS unmanned family of vehicles will provide a low end lift capability equivalent to Titan IV, and a high end lift capability greater than the Soviet Energia if requirements for such a high-end vehicle are defined.In conclusion, the planning of the next generation space telescope should not be constrained to the current launch vehicles. New vehicle designs will be driven by the needs of anticipated heavy users.

Furnas, Randall B.

1989-01-01

234

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2011-01-01

235

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2010-01-01

236

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2013-01-01

237

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2012-01-01

238

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

...2014-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2014-01-01

239

capabilities Disaster Resiliency and  

E-print Network

of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's leader in energy efficient and renewable energy

240

Test Laboratory Facilities and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hamilton, Jeff

2004-01-01

241

CTA Overview Research Capabilities  

E-print Network

, Transportation Energy Efficiency, Transportation Safety and Security, Supply Chain Efficiency, Climate Change in critical areas of national significance, including the fusion of security, safety, energy efficiencyCTA Overview Research Capabilities Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC

242

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

243

Sensor Alerting Capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Henriksson, Jakob; Bermudez, Luis; Satapathy, Goutam

2013-04-01

244

Project CAPABLE: Model Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Madawaska School District, ME.

245

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Barnes, L.M.

2000-03-23

246

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Barnes, L.M.

2003-11-12

247

47 CFR 90.547 - Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Narrowband Interoperability channel capability requirement...transmitters operating on narrowband channels in the 769-775 MHz...

2010-10-01

248

Group Capability Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Olejarski, Michael; Appleton, Amy; Deltorchio, Stephen

2009-01-01

249

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, RISK, AND SPECIALIZATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sample of Kansas farms was used to examine the impact of risk and specialization on mean financial performance. Mean financial performance was hypothesized to be influenced by risk, age of the operator, percentage of acres owned, financial efficiency, leverage, specialization, and farm size. Risk, age of operator, financial efficiency, and farm size had the largest impacts on mean financial

Barry M. Purdy; Michael R. Langemeier; Allen M. Featherstone

1997-01-01

250

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.

251

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

252

Special Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Special Library is distinguished from other libraries as being a library serving a particular group of readers, who have an existence as a group outside of their readership of the library, and whose members direct at least some of their activities towards a common purpose. Thus, the special librarian's first and major responsibility is to know…

Foskett, D. J.

253

Nonintrusive subsurface surveying capability  

SciTech Connect

This presentation describes the capabilities of a ground-pentrating radar (GPR) system developed by EG&G Energy Measurements (EM), a prime contractor to the Department of Energy (DOE). The focus of the presentation will be on the subsurface survey of DOE site TA-21 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. EG&G EM developed the system for the Department of Defense. The system is owned by the Department of the Army and currently resides at KO in Albuquerque. EM is pursuing efforts to transfer this technology to environmental applications such as waste-site characterization with DOE encouragement. The Army has already granted permission to use the system for the waste-site characterization activities.

Tunnell, T.W.; Cave, S.P.

1994-06-01

254

Enhanced ocean observational capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal oceans are vital to world health and sustenance. Technology that enables new observations has always been the driver of discovery in ocean sciences. In this context, we describe the first at sea deployment and operation of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS) for continuous measurement of trace elements in seawater. The purpose of these experiments was to demonstrate

A M Volpe; B K Esser

2000-01-01

255

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

256

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

257

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

258

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

259

Special Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses problems involved in maintaining special scientific or engineering libraries, including budget problems, remote storage locations, rental computer retrieval systems, protecting trade secrets, and establishing a magnetic tape library. (MLH)

Lavendel, Giuliana

1977-01-01

260

MSFC/EV44 Natural Environment Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2014-01-01

261

TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor  

E-print Network

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

262

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

263

Special Education in Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains recommendations by the New York City Board of Education's Division of Special Education for (1) integrating the School Mental Health Services Plan with the current pupil certification process, and (2) restructuring the leadership system of the Field Operations Unit. The major emphasis in the recommendations is to develop a…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Special Education.

264

Specialization tools and techniques for systematic optimization of system software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Specialization has been recognized as a powerful technique for optimizing operating systems. However, specialization has not been broadly applied beyond the research community because current techniques based on manual specialization, are time-consuming and error-prone. The goal of the work described in this paper is to help operating system tuners perform specialization more easily. We have built a specialization toolkit that

Dylan Mcnamee; Jonathan Walpole; Calton Pu; Crispin Cowan; Charles Krasic; Ashvin Goel; Perry Wagle; Charles Consel; Gilles Muller; Renauld Marlet

2001-01-01

265

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.

266

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

267

DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES: WHAT ARE THEY?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on dynamic capabilities and, more generally, the resource-based view of the firm. We argue that dynamic capabilities are a set of specific and identifiable processes such as product development, strategic decision making, and alliancing. They are neither vague nor tautological. Although dynamic capabilities are idiosyncratic in their details and path dependent in their emergence, they have significant

KATHLEEN M. EISENHARDT; JEFFREY A. MARTIN

268

ARAC: A support capability for emergency managers  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-08-01

269

Network implementation of covariant two-qubit quantum operations  

E-print Network

A six-qubit quantum network consisting of conditional unitary gates is presented which is capable of implementing a large class of covariant two-qubit quantum operations. Optimal covariant NOT operations for one and two-qubit systems are special cases contained in this class. The design of this quantum network exploits basic algebraic properties which also shed new light onto these covariant quantum processes.

J. Novotny; G. Alber; I. Jex

2007-01-09

270

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

271

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

272

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

273

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

274

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

275

NASA Dryden's UAS Service Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Bauer, Jeff

2007-01-01

276

Special Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains three special reports: developments in copyright law, 1997 (World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) legislation, Ashcroft Bill, No Electronic Theft Act, database protection, Conference on Fair Use (CONFU), judicial decisions, principles for licensing electronic resources, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B); Internet2 and the…

Wiant, Sarah K.; Lynch, Clifford; Nevins, Kate; Juergens, Bonnie

1998-01-01

277

Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 393-item annotated bibliography dealing with special education focuses on: general situation and organization (international, Arab States, Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, North America) and individual handicaps (auditory, visual, mental, multiple, speech, motor, autism, learning difficulties, behavior disorders,…

Educational Documentation and Information, 1983

1983-01-01

278

Special Distributions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online, interactive lesson on special distributions provides examples, exercises, and applets covering normal, gamma, chi-square, student t, F, bivariate, normal, multivariate normal, beta, weibull, zeta, pareto, logistic, lognormal, and extreme value distributions. Overall, this lesson covers a plethora of topics, and for this reason, is a valuable resource.

Siegrist, Kyle

2008-12-24

279

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

280

Health Capability: Conceptualization and Operationalization  

PubMed Central

Current theoretical approaches to bioethics and public health ethics propose varied justifications as the basis for health care and public health, yet none captures a fundamental reality: people seek good health and the ability to pursue it. Existing models do not effectively address these twin goals. The approach I espouse captures both of these orientations through a concept here called health capability. Conceptually, health capability illuminates the conditions that affect health and one's ability to make health choices. By respecting the health consequences individuals face and their health agency, health capability offers promise for finding a balance between paternalism and autonomy. I offer a conceptual model of health capability and present a health capability profile to identify and address health capability gaps. PMID:19965570

2010-01-01

281

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

282

Factorization Method and Special Orthogonal Functions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a general construction for ladder operators for the special orthogonal functions based on Nikiforov-Uvarov mathematical formalism. A list of creation and annihilation operators are provided for the well known special functions. Furthermore, we establish the dynamic group associated with these operators.

Motavalli, Hossein; Rezaei Akbarieh, Amin

2010-09-01

283

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

284

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

285

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

286

Women's Bodies: Violence, Security, Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Violence against women is a global problem of great magnitude. After laying out some sample data on violence against women, I argue that this violence, and its ongoing threat, interferes with every major capability in a woman's life. Next, I argue that it is the capabilities approach we need, if we are to describe the damage done by such violence

Martha C. Nussbaum

2005-01-01

287

MSFC/EV44 Natural Environment Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2014-01-01

288

Status and capabilities of sonic boom simulators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current status and capabilities of sonic boom simulators which might be used in future studies of the effects of sonic boom on people, animals, or structures is summarized. The list of candidate simulators is based on a literature search which was confined to the United States and Canada. Some of the simulators are fully operational, others could be made operational with a modest investment, and still others would require a major investment. For the sake of the completeness, some simulators which were the subject of a previous review, but which no longer exist, are also included herein.

Shepherd, K. P.; Powell, C. A.

1986-01-01

289

NASA Capability Roadmaps Executive Summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2005-01-01

290

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

291

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

292

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

293

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

294

Operation Restore Hope: Strengthening Multilateral Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States' 1994 National Security Strategy emphasized the strengthening of the United Nations' (UN) capability to conduct multilateral operations. This thesis analyzes U.S. policy decisions made during the 1992- 1994 Somali crisis and Operation Re...

J. M. Alexander

2013-01-01

295

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

296

Developing a Cultural Intelligence Capability.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Global War on Terror (GWOT) requires that the military modify its methodology for conducting global operations. The military is transitioning from primarily lethal-focused offensive and defensive operations to full- spectrum operations that also inclu...

T. J. Clark

2008-01-01

297

Wind-Tunnel Capability at Ames Research Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Report describes $700 million wind-tunnel complex at Ames Research Center, including auxiliary support systems, test instrumentation, and special test rigs. Planned near-term facility improvement aimed at providing new test capabilities and increased productivity, as well as some potential longer-term improvements, also discussed. Aerodynamic test facilities range from subsonic wind tunnels to highenthalpy arc jets.

Snyder, C. T.; Presley, L. L.

1987-01-01

298

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

299

36 CFR 1002.50 - Special events.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2012-07-01 true Special events. 1002... § 1002.50 Special events...been issued by the Executive Director. A permit...Substantially impair the operation of public use facilities...required by the Executive Director. The application...resulting from the special event. In...

2013-07-01

300

36 CFR 1002.50 - Special events.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Special events. 1002... § 1002.50 Special events...been issued by the Executive Director. A permit...Substantially impair the operation of public use facilities...required by the Executive Director. The application...resulting from the special event. In...

2012-07-01

301

Special aspects of wrist arthritis management for SLAC and SNAC wrists using midcarpal arthrodesis: results of bilateral operations and conversion to total arthrodesis.  

PubMed

Although midcarpal wrist arthrodesis is recognized as a standard procedure to treat scapholuate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) of the wrist, little has been reported about patients with bilateral involvement and the number, cause, and results of failed cases requiring conversion to total wrist arthrodesis. This study investigated the results of 20 patients with bilateral procedures and of 22 patients who underwent total wrist fusion after failed midcarpal arthrodesis out of an overall group of 907 patients treated by this method during a 12-year period. Of these, 16 bilateral and 20 converted cases were reexamined after an average of 48 months and 42 months, respectively. Patients after bilateral midcarpal arthrodesis experienced a pain reduction by an average of 54% of the preoperative pain values at rest and by 56% at stress on the visual analog scale (scale range: 0 to 100) and from intolerable (3.7) to pain only during stress (1.9) on the verbal scale (scale range: I to 4). A mean arc of wrist extension and flexion of 53 degrees on the right and 49 of the left wrist was preserved. The mean DASH score was 45 points and 70% of the patients felt impaired only during certain activities. Total arthrodesis reduced pain in 18 of 20 reexamined wrists by 67% of the previous values after the failed partial arthrodesis at rest and by 46% at stress on the visual analog scale andfrom intolerable pain (3.7) to pain only during stress (2.1) on the verbal scale. Seven of the 20 reexamined patients noted complete pain relief at rest and two also under stress conditions. The DASH score averaged 39 points. A mean Krimmer score of 46 points and a mean Buck-Gramcko and Lohman evaluation of 6 points represented a satisfactory result. Grip strength of the operated hand averaged 53% of the opposite side. Subjectively, 30% felt impaired only during certain activities, 55%felt considerably and 15% strongly limited in daily life. However, all but two patients were satisfied with the secondary total wrist fusion as pain was considerably reduced. Midcarpal arthrodesis reliably reduced pain and preserved valuable wrist mobility thus improving daily activity and quality of life also in bilateral carpal collapse. In the rare cases when midcarpal arthrodesis failed, total wrist arthrodesis markedly improved the complaints in most patients, but in contrast to other studies complete pain was seldom. PMID:16536218

Gohritz, Andreas; Gohla, Thomas; Stutz, Nicolas; Moser, Veith; Koch, Hilmar; Krimmer, Hermann; Lanz, Ulrich

2005-01-01

302

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

303

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kyle R. Noth

2011-01-01

304

17 CFR Appendix B to Part 190 - Special Bankruptcy Distributions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Distributions Framework 1—Special Distribution of Customer...examples illustrate the operation of this convention...4. Framework 2—Special Allocation of Shortfall...state, or provincial executive, legislature...examples illustrate the operation of this...

2011-04-01

305

SD46 Facilities and Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2002-01-01

306

A Historical Systems Study of Liquid Rocket Engine Throttling Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2010-01-01

307

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

308

40 CFR 434.70 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Specialized definitions. (a) The term coal remining operation means a coal mining operation at a site on which coal mining was previously conducted and...has been forfeited. (b) The term pollution abatement area means the part...

2011-07-01

309

40 CFR 434.70 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Specialized definitions. (a) The term coal remining operation means a coal mining operation at a site on which coal mining was previously conducted and...has been forfeited. (b) The term pollution abatement area means the part...

2010-07-01

310

40 CFR 434.70 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Specialized definitions. (a) The term coal remining operation means a coal mining operation at a site on which coal mining was previously conducted and...has been forfeited. (b) The term pollution abatement area means the part...

2013-07-01

311

Accelerator and electrodynamics capability review  

SciTech Connect

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

Jones, Kevin W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

312

Predictive capability of proportional hazards regression.  

PubMed Central

A measure of the predictive capability of a proportional hazards regression is derived. The measure is based on the residuals appropriate to proportional hazards regression. A population version is presented and can be seen not to depend on the censoring mechanism under the provision that any such censoring be independent or conditionally independent of the failure mechanism given the covariate. For the special case of a Weibull regression model, for which the covariate distribution follows binary, uniform, normal, or exponential laws, we derive analytic results. These alone give credence to the measure which can be seen to reflect strength of regression effect, as quantified by the parameter estimate, although on a scale between 0 and 1, independently of the intercept or shape parameter of the particular Weibull law and only weakly dependent on the covariate distribution. Extensions to partial and multiple measures of predictive ability are straightforward. An example is provided. PMID:8134393

O'Quigley, J; Flandre, P

1994-01-01

313

Warfare by other means: special forces, terrorism and grand strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This contribution looks at the role of Special Forces in anti-terrorist operations with particular emphasis on the British Special Air Service. It argues that Special Forces have played a pivotal role in such operations since the era of Palestinian terrorism in the early 1970s. The essay looks at the operations in Afghanistan leading to the overthrow of the Taliban in

Alastair Finlan

2003-01-01

314

Photovoltaic-systems test facilities: existing capabilities compilation  

SciTech Connect

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

None

1982-03-01

315

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

316

Natural Environment Capabilities at MSFC  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2014-01-01

317

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

318

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

319

Cognitive Disability, Capabilities, and Justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

I argue that capabilities approaches are useful in formulating a political theory that takes seriously the needs of persons with severe cognitive disabilities (PSCD). I establish three adequacy criteria for theories of justice that take seriously the needs of PSCD: A) understanding PSCD as oppressed, B) positing a single standard of what is owed to PSCD abled individuals, and C)

Serene Khader

2008-01-01

320

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.

321

New capability for remotely controlled excavation  

SciTech Connect

The treatment of hazardous waste, whether or nuclear, chemical, or biological origin, must be preceded by its removal from the earth or from other storage locations. Removing the material may be the most intense exposure of human beings to the detrimental effects of any encountered in the entire process of rendering the material safe. In those instances where the material is buried in the earth, excavation is the process presently viable with current technology. This task uses conventional machines with encapsulated operators working at risk and at greatly reduced productivity. An alternative is to use a modified commerically available excavator that has the capability to unearth hazardous materials with its operator located up to 1.6 km (1 mile) away. The use of remotely controlled construction machines to work hazardous duty is not new. They have been improvised over the last few years for many niche operations. This paper describes the evolution and current specification of a remotely controlled excavator that is specifically designed to function productively while its operator located at a safe distance. The design is flexible, allowing expedient manual operation with no time-consuming changes, thereby improving its cost-effectiveness as a generic tool for contractors.

Wohlford, W.P.; Bode, B.D.; Griswold, F.D.

1990-01-01

322

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

323

Satellite broadcasting - Capabilities for public service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Satellite broadcast services to support health-care and educational transmissions must work with small, low-cost terminals in allocated radio-frequency bands. The ATS-6 spacecraft has successfully demonstrated such capability in the bands of non-technical users. It supports interactive television broadcasting to simple, low-cost terminals in a nationwide series of experiments in the delivery of health-care and educational services. ATS-6 achieves this capability with a very large antenna and moderate transmitter power. The coverage limitations inherent in this approach will be overcome by the joint U.S.-Canadian Communications Technology Satellite to be launched in December 1975. The CTS will demonstrate broadcast capability with new, high-power technology in a newly-allocated radio-frequency band. This will make it possible to use smaller antennas, greatly enlarging the area coverage available to the many nontechnical experimenters using CTS for their own needs. A practical application of these technologies is now in development for operational broadcasting services in Japan.

Marsten, R. B.

1975-01-01

324

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

325

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

326

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

327

The Nucleic Acid Database: new features and capabilities.  

PubMed

The Nucleic Acid Database (NDB) (http://ndbserver.rutgers.edu) is a web portal providing access to information about 3D nucleic acid structures and their complexes. In addition to primary data, the NDB contains derived geometric data, classifications of structures and motifs, standards for describing nucleic acid features, as well as tools and software for the analysis of nucleic acids. A variety of search capabilities are available, as are many different types of reports. This article describes the recent redesign of the NDB Web site with special emphasis on new RNA-derived data and annotations and their implementation and integration into the search capabilities. PMID:24185695

Coimbatore Narayanan, Buvaneswari; Westbrook, John; Ghosh, Saheli; Petrov, Anton I; Sweeney, Blake; Zirbel, Craig L; Leontis, Neocles B; Berman, Helen M

2014-01-01

328

Orbital lifetime capabilities of digital programs RMDAP and Monster  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1975-01-01

329

Thyratron capable of reverse conduction  

SciTech Connect

The invention provides a laser arrangement including in its discharge circuit a switching thyratron which is capable of conduction normally in one direction and protectively in the reverse direction. The thyratron has an anode formed as a hollow body which is adapted to retain plasma generated during a pulse of forward conduction so that the anode is provided to act as a cathode permitting protective reversal of the thyratron when this is subject to reversal of voltage.

Menown, H.; Neale, C.V.; Newton, B.P.

1985-07-02

330

Instrumentation: Analytical Capabilities on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Human exploration of Mars will consist of a series of long-term missions, with early missions focusing upon establishing the Mars base, and undertaking basic field reconnaissance. A capable laboratory on Mars is an essential element in the exploration strategy. Analytical equipment both in the field and in the laboratory serves to extend the senses of the crew and help them sharpen their sampling skills as they learn to recognize rocks in the field and understand their geologic context and significance. On-site sample analyses allow results to be incorporated into evolving surface exploration plans and strategies, which will be developing in real-time as we learn more about Mars. Early Mars missions will focus on reconnaissance EVAs to collect rock and soil samples, maximizing the amount of Mars material returned to Earth. Later missions will be increasingly devoted to both extensive field campaigns and laboratory analyses. The capabilities and equipment described below will be built up at the Mars base incrementally over many missions, with science payloads and investigative infrastructure being partitioned among launch opportunities. This discussion considers what we require to measure, observe, and explore on a new planetary territory. Alternatively, what do we need to know and how do we equip ourselves to provide ample capabilities to acquire these data? Suggestions follow describing specific instruments that we could use. Appendix 5 lists a strawman science instrument payload, and a feasibility study of equipment transportation into the field on pressurized or unpressurized rovers.

Westall, Frances; Allen, Carl; Braiser, Martin; Farmer, Jack; Massell, Wulf; Agee, Carl B.; Steele, Andrew; Fortson, Russ

1998-01-01

331

Leveraging IT Capabilities into Bioinformatics in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic management research on the development of new capabilities has largely overlooked the process whereby initial capabilities are transformed by the firm to create new capabilities. Applying an evolutionary biology model, this paper investigates the leveraging of information technology (IT) capabilities into bioinformatics by India-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). However, leveraging capabilities in a vacuum is a model set for

Preeta M. Banerjee

2008-01-01

332

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

333

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

334

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

335

Determining your organization's 'risk capability'.  

PubMed

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

Hannah, Bill; Hancock, Melinda

2014-05-01

336

H.R. 2339: A Bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to permit producers to adopt integrated, site-specific farm management plans that provide for resource-conserving crop rotation, special conservation practices, rotational grazing, and biomass production operations and practices. Introduced in the House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First session  

SciTech Connect

This document contains H.R. 2339, A Bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to permit producers to adopt integrated, site-specific farm management plans that provide for resource-conserving crop rotation, special conservation practices, rotational grazing, and biomass production operations and practices. This Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 104th Congress, First Session, September 14, 1995.

NONE

1995-12-31

337

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

338

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

339

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

340

Are surgeons capable of introspection?  

PubMed

The traditional action-oriented surgical personality, although essential in the service of solving emergent operative dilemmas, may serve as a barrier to introspection. Certainly, challenges of the twenty-first century practice environment, including time constraints, also distract from self-reflection. Without engaging in moments of introspection, surgeons risk not only abandoning dying patients in their time of need, but leave the surgeons themselves at risk for burnout and its consequences. The increase in the number of women surgeons, as well as the less heroic image of surgeons performing laparoscopic operations, may reorient traditional extroverted behavior toward a persona of professional grace. PMID:21762866

Page, David W

2011-08-01

341

Are surgeons capable of introspection?  

PubMed

The traditional action-oriented surgical personality, although essential in the service of solving emergent operative dilemmas, may serve as a barrier to introspection. Certainly, challenges of the twenty-first century practice environment, including time constraints, also distract from self-reflection. Without engaging in moments of introspection, surgeons risk not only abandoning dying patients in their time of need, but leave the surgeons themselves at risk for burnout and its consequences. The increase in the number of women surgeons, as well as the less heroic image of surgeons performing laparoscopic operations, may reorient traditional extroverted behavior toward a persona of professional grace. PMID:21419252

Page, David W

2011-04-01

342

Collaborative environments for capability-based planning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Distributed collaboration is an emerging technology for the 21st century that will significantly change how business is conducted in the defense and commercial sectors. Collaboration involves two or more geographically dispersed entities working together to create a "product" by sharing and exchanging data, information, and knowledge. A product is defined broadly to include, for example, writing a report, creating software, designing hardware, or implementing robust systems engineering and capability planning processes in an organization. Collaborative environments provide the framework and integrate models, simulations, domain specific tools, and virtual test beds to facilitate collaboration between the multiple disciplines needed in the enterprise. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is conducting a leading edge program in developing distributed collaborative technologies targeted to the Air Force's implementation of systems engineering for a simulation-aided acquisition and capability-based planning. The research is focusing on the open systems agent-based framework, product and process modeling, structural architecture, and the integration technologies - the glue to integrate the software components. In past four years, two live assessment events have been conducted to demonstrate the technology in support of research for the Air Force Agile Acquisition initiatives. The AFRL Collaborative Environment concept will foster a major cultural change in how the acquisition, training, and operational communities conduct business.

McQuay, William K.

2005-05-01

343

The polarimetric capabilities of NICMOS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The polarimetric capabilities of Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) are demonstrated from data obtained during the Early Release Observations of IRC+10216 and CRL 2688 (the Egg Nebula). Preflight Thermal Vacuum tests revealed that each polarizer has a unique polarizing efficiency, and that the position angle offsets differ from the nominal positions of O deg, 120 deg and 240 deg. Therefore an algorithm different from that of an ideal polarizer is required for proper reduction of astronomical polarimetry data. We discuss this new algorithm and the results of its application to NICMOS data. We also present preliminary estimates of the Instrumental Polarization, the sensitivity of the grisms to polarized light, and the accuracy of NICMOS imaging polarimetry for faint and low polarization objects. Finally, we suggest strategies for maximizing the success of NICMOS polarimetry observations.

Hines, D. C.; Schmidt, G. D.; Lytle, Dyer

1997-01-01

344

IT DYNAMIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF DATA GENESIS CAPABILITY  

E-print Network

IT DYNAMIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF DATA GENESIS CAPABILITY Vitari, Claudio Dynamic Capabilities are often considered as the factor justifying the different degrees of success of organizations in turbulent environment. However Dynamic Capability development remains a difficult issue

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

345

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

346

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special production of plant materials. 613.4 Section 613.4...OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS PLANT MATERIALS CENTERS § 613.4 Special production of plant materials. NRCS can produce...

2010-01-01

347

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

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

2014-01-01

348

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

349

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

350

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

351

47 CFR 74.19 - Special technical records.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Special technical records. 74.19 Section...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...74 § 74.19 Special technical records. The FCC...violations, or deficient technical operation. [48 FR...

2010-10-01

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47 CFR 73.1835 - Special technical records.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Special technical records. 73.1835 ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Stations § 73.1835 Special technical records. The FCC...violations, or deficient technical operation. [48 FR...

2010-10-01

353

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

359

7 CFR 613.4 - Special production of plant materials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Special production of plant materials. 613.4 Section 613.4...OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS PLANT MATERIALS CENTERS § 613.4 Special production of plant materials. NRCS can produce...

2011-01-01

360

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

361

Special Training Aids for Remedial Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

362

Special purpose simulation modeling of tower cranes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, simulation tools have only been used and understood by the academic community. Special purpose simulation (SPS) techniques have introduced computer modeling to the industry, resulting in reduced model development time and a user-friendly environment. This paper describes the special purpose simulation template, which is based on the tower crane operations performed by PCL Constructors Incorporated. On-site management of the

Bradford J. A. Appleton; J. Patra; Y. Mohamed; S. AbourRizk

2002-01-01

363

Ethics and Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of ethics in special education focuses on four challenges: (1) examination of special education's history within an ethical framework; (2) articulation of character morality as well as choice morality in special education ethical dilemmas; (3) examination of special education in a liberal democracy; and (4) development of an ethical…

Paul, James; French, Peter; Cranston-Gingras, Ann

2001-01-01

364

Lageos assembly operation plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Guidelines and constraints procedures for LAGEOS assembly, operation, and design performance are given. Special attention was given to thermal, optical, and dynamic analysis and testing. The operation procedures illustrate the interrelation and sequence of tasks in a flow diagram. The diagram also includes quality assurance functions for verification of operation tasks.

Brueger, J.

1975-01-01

365

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

366

[Perioperative mortality and morbidity in 1999 with a special reference to age in 466 certified training hospitals of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists--report of Committee on Operating Room Safety of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists].  

PubMed

Perioperative mortality and morbidity in Japan from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, were studied retrospectively. Committee on Operating Room Safety of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) sent confidential questionnaires to 774 Certified Training Hospitals of JSA and received answers from 60.2% of the hospitals. We analyzed their answers with a special reference to the age group. The total number of anesthetics available for this analysis was 732,788. All cases were divided in to 7 groups; group A(< 1 months), group B(< 12 months), group C(< 5 years), group D(< 18 years), group E (< 65 years), group F(< 85 years), and group G(> 85 years). The incidences of all critical events including cardiac arrest, severe hypotension, and severe hypoxemia were 168.14, 47.86, 24.63, 14.65, 28.43, 50.4, and 43.68 per 10,000 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The overall mortality rate (death during anesthesia and within 7th postoperative day) were 74.10, 6.63, 3.30, 3.07, 4.82, 13.74, and 11.84 per 10,000 anesthetics in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The incidences of cardiac arrest were 54.15, 8.84, 5.08, 2.56, 4.84, 11.02, and 6.66 per 10,000 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The mortality rates after cardiac arrest were 42.75, 2.95, 2.54, 1.70, 2.00, 6.56, and 5.18 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The incidences of all critical events, the incidence of cardiac arrest, and the overall mortality rate were much higher in group A than other groups and lower in group D. Mortality and morbidity due to all kinds of causes including anesthetic management, intraoperative events, co-existing diseases, and operation were as follows. The incidence of all critical events attributable to co-existing disease were the highest in these four groups, and 94.04, 15.46, 7.87, 6.13, 7.26, 17.38, and 16.29 per 10,000 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The incidences of all critical events attributable to anesthetic management were 31.35, 16.94, 4.60, 6.09, 10.77, and 14.07 per 10,000 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The incidence of cardiac arrest in group A was much more attributable to co-existing disease and operation than other causes. The incidences of cardiac arrest attributable to anesthetic management were 0.00, 1.47, 0.25, 0.34, 0.83, 0.92, and 0.22 per 10,000 in patients with group A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. The mortality rates in these groups were 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.17, 0.07, 0.05, and 1.48, and no death was found in cases under 5 years of age. The two cases of death in G group were due to too high anesthesia levels in spinal anesthesia. Other causes including overdose of anesthetics, toxic effect of local anesthetic, improper management of airway, and incompatible blood transfusion were preventable with the anesthesiologists' effort in protocol development and skilled assistance. PMID:11554029

Morita, K; Kawashima, Y; Irita, K; Kobayayashi, T; Goto, Y; Iwao, Y; Seo, N; Tsuzaki, K; Dohi, S

2001-08-01

367

77 FR 36409 - ``Specially Designed'' Definition  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...For example, ECCN 2B007.a controls ``robots'' capable in real time of full three-dimensional...conduct 2D image processing for use in a ``robot.'' This component is not ``specially...because the component even if used in a ``robot'' does not have properties...

2012-06-19

368

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

369

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

370

Infrared scene capabilities of SHIPIR  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A signature model called SHIPIR was developed by W. R. Davis Engineering Ltd (DAVIS) and the Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (DREV). The IR scene component of the model incorporates a full-hemispherical background, the ability to define multiple ship targets, each with their own exhaust plume and flare decoy deployments, and an interactive engagement simulation with an IR observer or seeker model. The model runs on an entry-level Silicon Graphics (SGI) workstation. The program relies on the color image display for both signature analysis and to drive the engagement model. To achieve reasonable refresh rates and meet the necessary image resolution requirements, a unique set of display routines had to be devised to enhance the basic capabilities of the OpenGL graphics library. These routines, which include a multiple clipping plane algorithm, sub-image analysis, transparent plume-gas rendering, and automatic threshold detection, are described. Methods for predicting and assessing the image accuracy of a generic ship model are presented. Shortcomings of running the software on an Intel-based PC are also discussed.

Vaitekunas, David A.; Lawrence, Owen E.

1999-07-01

371

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

372

OPSAID improvements and capabilities report.  

SciTech Connect

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

Halbgewachs, Ronald D.; Chavez, Adrian R.

2011-08-01

373

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...

374

Diagnosing building operational problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inefficient operation of HVAC systems wastes valuable resources, can be difficult to track and rarely receives the attention necessary from understaffed building operators. The authors have found that building operators have a need for focused, timely energy information. New techniques that are capable of automatically tracking and diagnosing problems in HVAC systems are beginning to appear. Such techniques have been

J. S. Haberl; J. V. Spadaro; L. K. Norford

1989-01-01

375

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.

376

A Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing Test Rig with Dynamic Measurement Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

A bearing lest rig was developed to characterize the static and dynamic properties of hydrodynamic journal bearings. Static measurement capabilities include operating eccentricity, pressure and thermal boundary conditions, and continuous circumferential pressure and film thickness profiles at multiple axial planes. Dynamic stiffness and damping coefficient measurements are achieved using steady state harmonic excitations generated by a two-axis shaker system. All

Ronald D. Flack; Gregory J. Kostrzewsky; David V. Taylor

1993-01-01

377

A dynamic innovation model for managing capabilities of continuous innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Businesses today, under the pressure of fierce market competition, demanding customers, and the advance of technology are required to have the capability to continuously apply new methods and ideas in improving products, internal processes, technologies, and operations in satisfying current and future customers. To be able to capture and construct business opportunities and implement innovative plans, organizations need to dynamically

Shari S. C. Shang; Se-Hwa Wu; Chen-Yen Yao

2008-01-01

378

U.S. MERCURY RECYCLERS PROVIDE EXPANDED PROCESS CAPABILITIES  

EPA Science Inventory

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

379

Improved Chebyshev series ephemeris generation capability of GTDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

An improved implementation of the Chebyshev ephemeris generation capability in the operational version of the Goddard Trajectory Determination System (GTDS) is described. Preliminary results of an evaluation of this orbit propagation method for three satellites of widely different orbit eccentricities are also discussed in terms of accuracy and computing efficiency with respect to the Cowell integration method. An empirical formula

S. Y. Liu; J. Rogers; J. J. Jacintho

1980-01-01

380

Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios  

E-print Network

Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios Karim-like motor skills to be achieved. We use virtual scenes under the fully- 3D-modeled-environment assumption made for human operator (e.g driving a utility vehicle). We do not claim that the humanoid design

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

381

MCNP Perturbation Capability for Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The differential operator perturbation capability in MCNP4B has been extended to automatically calculate perturbation estimates for the track length estimate of k{sub eff} in MCNP4B. The additional corrections required in certain cases for MCNP4B are no longer needed. Calculating the effect of small design changes on the criticality of nuclear systems with MCNP is now straightforward.

J. S. Hendricks; L. L. Carter; G. W. McKinney

1999-01-01

382

MCNP Perturbation Capability for Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations  

SciTech Connect

The differential operator perturbation capability in MCNP4B has been extended to automatically calculate perturbation estimates for the track length estimate of k{sub eff} in MCNP4B. The additional corrections required in certain cases for MCNP4B are no longer needed. Calculating the effect of small design changes on the criticality of nuclear systems with MCNP is now straightforward.

Hendricks, J.S.; Carter, L.L.; McKinney, G.W.

1999-09-20

383

An SSM/I radiometer simulator for studies of microwave emission from soil. [Special Sensor Microwave/Imager  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ground-based simulator of the defense meterological satellite program special sensor microwave/imager (DMSP SSM/I) is described, and its integration with micrometeorological instrumentation for an investigation of microwave emission from moist and frozen soils is discussed. The simulator consists of three single polarization radiometers which are capable of both Dicke radiometer and total power radiometer modes of operation. The radiometers are designed for untended operation through a local computer and a daily telephone link to a laboratory. The functional characteristics of the radiometers are described, together with their field deployment configuration and an example of performance parameters.

Galantowicz, J. F.; England, A. W.

1992-01-01

384

Developing our capability in cyber security  

E-print Network

Developing our capability in cyber security Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research #12;1DEVELOPING OUR CAPABILITY IN CYBER SECURITY ACADEMIC CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN CYBER SECURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research

Berzins, M.

385

KSC ground operations planning for Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1993-01-01

386

47 CFR 90.637 - Restrictions on operational fixed stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Restrictions on operational fixed stations. 90...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES...637 Restrictions on operational fixed stations. ...for control stations, operational fixed...

2010-10-01

387

47 CFR 80.381 - Frequencies for operational fixed stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Frequencies for operational fixed stations. 80...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES...SERVICES Frequencies Operational Fixed Stations § 80.381 Frequencies for operational fixed stations....

2010-10-01

388

A Roadmap for NEAMS Capability Transfer  

SciTech Connect

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

Bernholdt, David E [ORNL

2011-11-01

389

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

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

2014-01-01

390

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

391

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

392

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

393

14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-01-01

394

Testing a theoretically constructed relationship management capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test a theoretically derived representation of a relationship management capability. The relationship management capability architecture developed from the literature integrated theory on dynamic capabilities, the resource-advantage theory of competition, and prior capability research in innovation and information technology management. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The second-order constructs of relationship infrastructure, relationship learning and relationship

Denise Jarratt

2008-01-01

395

Algorithmically specialized parallel computers  

SciTech Connect

This book is based on a workshop which dealt with array processors. Topics considered include algorithmic specialization using VLSI, innovative architectures, signal processing, speech recognition, image processing, specialized architectures for numerical computations, and general-purpose computers.

Snyder, L.; Jamieson, L.H.; Gannon, D.B.; Siegel, H.J.

1985-01-01

396

INTERNSHIPS SPECIAL PROJECTS  

E-print Network

WITH PROFESSIONALS Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health offers 10 Special Projects in any major Contact: Dr. LillieINTERNSHIPS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS A V A I L A B L E I N NURSING NUTRITION DIETETICS HEALTH EDUCATION

District of Columbia, University of the

397

Radiology Operations Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Radiology Operations System (ROS) integrates the function of a PACS, an RIS and an HIS interface by means of unified telecommunications. The essential elements of the ROS are: 1. Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS): This system provides capabilities to acquire, display, manipulate and store images and text data required by the radiology department and its clinical and academic clients. 2. Radiology Information System (RIS): This system supports the text data needs of the department. It specializes in clerical and administrative activities. 3. Hospital Information System (HIS) Interface: This software supports the interface between the radiology department and the users of radiology department information. 4. Network: The network supporting an ROS moves text and image data throughout the department and into the hospital community. A variety of technologies are included in the network and applied as the needs for speed and volume dictate. This paper will examine the ROS concept, showing that the support provided is greater than the sum of its constituent systems. A case study is presented to illustrate the benefits that accrue from the implementation of an ROS.

Paisner, Marcia W.

1988-06-01

398

47 CFR 95.655 - Frequency capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 false Frequency capability. 95.655 Section 95.655 Telecommunication...Requirements § 95.655 Frequency capability. (a) No transmitter will be certificated...service if it is equipped with a frequency capability not listed in § 95.625, and...

2010-10-01

399

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

400

Research to Operations: The Critical Transition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Fogarty, Jennifer A.

2009-01-01

401

Alabama Special Days  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today, we are going to look at special days in Alabama history. Today we are going to look at four special Alabama Days: 1) Boll Weevil Festival 2) Helen Keller Day 3) Mardi Gras 4) Shrimp Festival I am giving you videos to watch about each special day. I am ...

Lucky, Ms.

2012-04-04

402

Assessing Special Educational Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essays in this book contain valuable and up-to-date information about current issues and developments in assessing special educational needs. The context of the book is the mainstream setting in the United Kingdom. The aim of these chapters is to consider special needs in inclusive education, consistent with British special needs legislation.…

Wolfendale, Sheila, Ed.

403

Evaluating late detection capability against diverse insider adversaries  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a model for evaluating the late (after-the-fact) detection capability of material control and accountability (MCandA) systems against insider theft or diversion of special nuclear material. Potential insider cover-up strategies to defeat activities providing detection (e.g., inventories) are addressed by the model in a tractable manner. For each potential adversary and detection activity, two probabilities are assessed and used to fit the model. The model then computes the probability of detection for activities occurring periodically over time. The model provides insight into MCandA effectiveness and helps identify areas for safeguards improvement. 4 refs., 4 tabs.

Sicherman, A.

1987-12-03

404

Summary of NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory Capability Roadmap  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory (ATO) Capability Roadmap addresses technologies necessary for NASA to enable future space telescopes and observatories operating in all electromagnetic bands, from x-rays to millimeter waves, and including gravity-waves. It lists capability priorities derived from current and developing Space Missions Directorate (SMD) strategic roadmaps. Technology topics include optics; wavefront sensing and control and interferometry; distributed and advanced spacecraft systems; cryogenic and thermal control systems; large precision structure for observatories; and the infrastructure essential to future space telescopes and observatories.

Stahl, H. Philip; Feinberg, Lee

2007-01-01

405

Stability and control of VTOL capable airships in hovering flight  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The stability and control characteristics of an airship equipped with lifting rotors to provide a modest VTOL capability are discussed. The rotors are used for control and maneuvering in near-hovering flight. Configurations with two, three, and four lifting rotors are examined and compared with respect to control capabilities and dynamic response characteristics. Linearized models of the dynamics are employed for this study. A new approach to the prediction of rotor derivatives for operation near zero thrust in hover is presented. It is found that all three configurations have similar control and response characteristics. The responses are characterized by long time constants and low levels of angular damping.

Curtiss, H. C., Jr.; Sumantran, V.

1985-01-01

406

Summary of NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory Capability Roadmap  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory (ATO) Capability Roadmap addresses technologies necessary for NASA to enable future space telescopes and observatories operating in all electromagnetic bands, from x-rays to millimeter waves, and including gravity-waves. It lists capability priorities derived from current and developing Space Missions Directorate (SMD) strategic roadmaps. Technology topics include optics; wavefront sensing and control and interferometry; distributed and advanced spacecraft systems; cryogenic and thermal control systems; large precision structure for observatories; and the infrastructure essential to future space telescopes and observatories.

Stahl, H. Phil; Feinberg, Lee

2006-01-01

407

40 CFR 434.80 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AND NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Western Alkaline Coal Mining § 434.80 Specialized...including containment berms. (f) The term western coal mining operation means a surface...mining operation located in the interior western United States, west of the 100th...

2012-07-01

408

40 CFR 434.80 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AND NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Western Alkaline Coal Mining § 434.80 Specialized...including containment berms. (f) The term western coal mining operation means a surface...mining operation located in the interior western United States, west of the 100th...

2011-07-01

409

40 CFR 434.80 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Western Alkaline Coal Mining § 434.80 Specialized...including containment berms. (f) The term western coal mining operation means a surface...mining operation located in the interior western United States, west of the 100th...

2013-07-01

410

Special Right Triangles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson will introduce you to two different special right triangles, the 45-45-90, and the 30-60-90. Sign on to ClassZone.com before continuing this lesson. The first special triangle that will be discussed in this lesson is the 45-45-90 triangle. Click on the link below and take notes: Special Right Triangles 45-45-90 The next special triangle that you need to know is the 30-60-90 triangle, sometimes called the 1-2-3 triangle: Special Right Triangles 30-60-90 Now that you have ...

Neubert, Mrs.

2011-01-24

411

49 CFR 107.105 - Application for special permit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...locations where the special permit would be used...locations where the special permit would be used...of the company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or...For a manufacturing special permit, in addition...estimate of the number of operations expected to be...

2013-10-01

412

49 CFR 107.105 - Application for special permit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...locations where the special permit would be used...locations where the special permit would be used...of the company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or...For a manufacturing special permit, in addition...estimate of the number of operations expected to be...

2011-10-01

413

49 CFR 107.105 - Application for special permit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...locations where the special permit would be used...locations where the special permit would be used...of the company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or...For a manufacturing special permit, in addition...estimate of the number of operations expected to be...

2012-10-01

414

Continuous chain bit with downhole cycling capability  

DOEpatents

A continuous chain bit for hard rock drilling is capable of downhole cycling. A drill head assembly moves axially relative to a support body while the chain on the head assembly is held in position so that the bodily movement of the chain cycles the chain to present new composite links for drilling. A pair of spring fingers on opposite sides of the chain hold the chain against movement. The chain is held in tension by a spring-biased tensioning bar. A head at the working end of the chain supports the working links. The chain is centered by a reversing pawl and piston actuated by the pressure of the drilling mud. Detent pins lock the head assembly with respect to the support body and are also operated by the drilling mud pressure. A restricted nozzle with a divergent outlet sprays drilling mud into the cavity to remove debris. Indication of the centered position of the chain is provided by noting a low pressure reading indicating proper alignment of drilling mud slots on the links with the corresponding feed branches.

Ritter, Don F. (Albuquerque, NM); St. Clair, Jack A. (Albuquerque, NM); Togami, Henry K. (Albuquerque, NM)

1983-01-01

415

Fused Reality for Enhanced Flight Test Capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The feasibility of using Fused Reality-based simulation technology to enhance flight test capabilities has been investigated. In terms of relevancy to piloted evaluation, there remains no substitute for actual flight tests, even when considering the fidelity and effectiveness of modern ground-based simulators. In addition to real-world cueing (vestibular, visual, aural, environmental, etc.), flight tests provide subtle but key intangibles that cannot be duplicated in a ground-based simulator. There is, however, a cost to be paid for the benefits of flight in terms of budget, mission complexity, and safety, including the need for ground and control-room personnel, additional aircraft, etc. A Fused Reality(tm) (FR) Flight system was developed that allows a virtual environment to be integrated with the test aircraft so that tasks such as aerial refueling, formation flying, or approach and landing can be accomplished without additional aircraft resources or the risk of operating in close proximity to the ground or other aircraft. Furthermore, the dynamic motions of the simulated objects can be directly correlated with the responses of the test aircraft. The FR Flight system will allow real-time observation of, and manual interaction with, the cockpit environment that serves as a frame for the virtual out-the-window scene.

Bachelder, Ed; Klyde, David

2011-01-01

416

Guidelines and Capabilities for Designing Human Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The human element is likely the most complex and difficult one of mission design; it significantly influences every aspect of mission planning, from the basic parameters like duration to the more complex tradeoffs between mass, volume, power, risk, and cost. For engineers who rely on precise specifications in data books and other such technical references, dealing with the uncertainty and the variability of designing for human beings can be frustrating. When designing for the human element, questions arise more often than definitive answers. Nonetheless, we do not doubt that the most captivating discoveries in future space missions will necessitate human explorers. These guidelines and capabilities are meant to identify the points of intersection between humans and mission considerations such as architecture, vehicle design, technologies, operations, and science requirements. We seek to provide clear, top-level guidelines for human-related exploration studies and technology research that address common questions and requirements. As a result, we hope that ongoing mission trade studies consider common, standard, and practical criteria for human interfaces.

2002-01-01

417

Teleoperated Modular Robots for Lunar Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Solar system exploration is currently carried out by special purpose robots exquisitely designed for the anticipated tasks. However, all contingencies for in situ resource utilization (ISRU), human habitat preparation, and exploration will be difficult to anticipate. Furthermore, developing the necessary special purpose mechanisms for deployment and other capabilities is difficult and error prone. For example, the Galileo high gain antenna never opened, severely restricting the quantity of data returned by the spacecraft. Also, deployment hardware is used only once. To address these problems, we are developing teleoperated modular robots for lunar missions, including operations in transit from Earth. Teleoperation of lunar systems from Earth involves a three second speed-of-light delay, but experiment suggests that interactive operations are feasible.' Modular robots typically consist of many identical modules that pass power and data between them and can be reconfigured for different tasks providing great flexibility, inherent redundancy and graceful degradation as modules fail. Our design features a number of different hub, link, and joint modules to simplify the individual modules, lower structure cost, and provide specialized capabilities. Modular robots are well suited for space applications because of their extreme flexibility, inherent redundancy, high-density packing, and opportunities for mass production. Simple structural modules can be manufactured from lunar regolith in situ using molds or directed solar sintering. Software to direct and control modular robots is difficult to develop. We have used genetic algorithms to evolve both the morphology and control system for walking modular robots3 We are currently using evolvable system technology to evolve controllers for modular robots in the ISS glove box. Development of lunar modular robots will require software and physical simulators, including regolith simulation, to enable design and test of robot software and hardware, particularly automation software. Ready access to these simulators could provide opportunities for contest-driven development ala RoboCup (http://www.robocup.org/). Licensing of module designs could provide opportunities in the toy market and for spin-off applications.

Globus, Al; Hornby, Greg; Larchev, Greg; Hancher, Matt; Cannon, Howard; Lohn, Jason

2004-01-01

418

Ergonomics capability in product design and development: an organizational analysis.  

PubMed

This paper suggests that the emergence and development of ergonomics capability in product design and development can be understood as a dynamic process of innovation, which is shaped by a combination of forces both internal and external to an organization. The comparative case study method was used to focus on six organizations (three pairs) operating from a manufacturing base in New Zealand. Data were collected from in-depth interviews, documents, archival sources and through observation. A framework for understanding the emergence and development of ergonomics capability in product design and development is presented. While ergonomics capability is a core concept in the model, four other major elements are identified. These are staffing routines, top management orientation, organizational configuration, and the external environment. PMID:15676977

Slappendel, C

1994-10-01

419

THE IDEA IS TO USEMODIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRENT LIMITED LANDSAT CAPABILITY, COMMERCIAL SATELLITES, ANDUNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV), IN A MULTI-STAGE APPROACH TO MEET EPA INFORMATION NEEDS.REMOTE SENSING OVERVIEW: EPA CAPABILITIES, PRIORITY AGENCY APPLICATIONS, SENSOR/AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES, COST CONSIDERATIONS, SPECTRAL AND SPATIAL RESOLUTIONS, AND TEMPORAL CONSIDERATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA remote sensing capabilities include applied research for priority applications and technology support for operational assistance to clients across the Agency. The idea is to use MODIS in conjunction with the current limited Landsat capability, commercial satellites, and Unma...

420

Robotic Access to Planetary Surfaces Capability Roadmap  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A set of robotic access to planetary surfaces capability developments and supporting infrastructure have been identified. Reference mission pulls derived from ongoing strategic planning. Capability pushes to enable broader mission considerations. Facility and flight test capability needs. Those developments have been described to the level of detail needed for high-level planning. Content and approach. Readiness and metrics. Rough schedule and cost. Connectivity to mission concepts.

2005-01-01

421

Capability and Health Functioning in Ethiopian Households  

Microsoft Academic Search

From a recent Ethiopian representative household survey this paper empirically operationalizes concepts from the capability\\u000a approach to shed light on the relationship between conversion factors, capability inputs and health functionings. The subjects\\u000a of the study are women in partnership. The results suggest their health functionings are responsive to specific household\\u000a bargaining power conversion factors and capability inputs. The paper also

Ramzi Mabsout

2011-01-01

422

Specialized control panels designed for on-site compression of natural gas  

SciTech Connect

As the world moves into the environmentally clean burning era of alternative fuels such a CNG and LNC, Frank W. Murphy Mfr., has developed a series of specialized control panels for on-site compression of natural gas. These control panels are designated as Levels I, II and III to reflect the degree of control provided and are fully compatible with NFPA-52, NFPA-37 and industry guidelines. The new controllers, produced by Murphy in its Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. plant, have been engineered to cover a wide variety of requirements from simple start/stop operation of the compressor and driver to complete station automation with remote communication capabilities. In cases requiring greater sophistication than the standard options, the controllers have the capability of being expanded or engineered to meet application demands. This paper discusses the specifications and applications of these new controllers. 3 figs.

Kane, J.

1995-03-01

423

Testing whether major innovation capabilities are systemic design capabilities: analyzing rule-renewal design capabilities in a case-  

E-print Network

studies on "major" innovation management. It is also deeply consistent with most recent formal models business development. Using this sample, we show that our measurement model has a good fit; we test1 Testing whether major innovation capabilities are systemic design capabilities: analyzing rule

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

424

Chemical measurement capabilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This document is an attempt to summarize the available analytical chemistry and materials characterization techniques available LLNL. Emphasis of the techniques described is aimed at the variety of samples for which intelligence information is sought and/or applications where sample size would be very limited and duplicate samples are usually not obtainable. Current instrumentation available, types of samples presently being analyzed and a description of the various methods have been provided. LLNL has made an effort during the last three years to develop a forensic science approach to sample analysis. Many of these capabilities are presently utilized, to some degree, for ongoing analysis of unusual samples provided by various sponsor agencies. The analytical techniques utilized, although coordinated through the Special Projects Program, take advantage of the full range of capabilities available at LLNL. This document represents input from several organizations at LLNL, all working together to provide the maximum level of available expertise: Condensed Matter and Analytical Sciences Division of the Materials Science Directorate, Nuclear Chemistry Division of the Defense Sciences Directorate, Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry of the Physics Directorate, Biomedical Sciences Division of the Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Directorate, and Applied Technology Division of the Special Projects Program Directorate.

Raber, E; Harrar, J E [eds.] [eds.

1992-04-01

425

[Annual report of perioperative mortality and morbidity for the year 2000 at certified training hospitals of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists: with a special reference to anesthetic methods--report of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Operating Room Safety].  

PubMed

The Committee on Operating Room Safety of Japan Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) sends annually confidential questionnaires of perioperative mortality and morbidity (cardiac arrest, severe hypotension, severe hypoxia) to Certified Training Hospitals of JSA. This report is a special reference to anesthetic methods in perioperative mortality and morbidity in 2000. Five hundreds and twenty hospitals reported perioperative mortality and morbidity referred to anesthetic methods and total numbers of reported cases were 910,007. The percentage of cases reported by each anesthetic method was as follows; inhalation anesthesia 45.47%, total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) 6.15%, inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block 24.48%, TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block 6.33%, spinal with continuous epidural block (CSEA) 3.67%, epidural anesthesia 1.92%, spinal anesthesia 10%, conduction block 0.47% and others 1.49%. The incidence of cardiac arrest per 10,000 cases due to all etiology (anesthetic management, preoperative complications, intraoperative complications, surgery, others) is estimated to be 6.55 cases in average; 5.36 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 30.72 cases in total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), 4.62 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 2.6 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 1.2 cases in spinal with continuous epidural block (CSEA), 0.57 cases in epidural anesthesia, 1.65 cases in spinal anesthesia, 2.36 cases in conduction block and 46.38 cases in other methods. However, the incidence of cardiac arrest per 10,000 cases totally attributable to anesthetic management is estimated to be 0.54 cases in average; 0.34 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 1.07 cases in TIVA, 0.58 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 0.17 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 0.9 cases in CSEA, 0.57 cases in epidural anesthesia, 0.99 cases in spinal anesthesia, zero case in conduction block and 1.47 cases in other methods. The incidence of severe hypotension per 10,000 cases due to all etiology is estimated to be 11.14 cases in average; 11.31 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 36.61 cases in TIVA, 9.29 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 6.59 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 3.59 cases in CSEA, 6.3 cases in epidural anesthesia, 4.39 cases in spinal anesthesia, 2.36 cases in conduction block and 23.56 cases in other methods. On the other hand, the incidence of severe hypotension per 10,000 cases totally attributable to anesthetic management is estimated to be 1.25 cases in average; 0.97 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 0.89 cases in TIVA, 1.39 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 1.39 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 2.09 cases in CSEA, 3.44 cases in epidural anesthesia, 1.87 cases in spinal anesthesia, zero case in conduction block and zero case in other methods. The incidence of severe hypoxia per 10,000 cases due to all etiology is estimated to be 4.8 cases in average; 6.35 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 9.64 cases in TIVA, 3.82 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 2.26 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 0.3 cases in CSEA, 1.15 case in epidural anesthesia, 1.21 cases in spinal anesthesia, zero case in conduction block and 5.89 cases in other methods. On the other hands, the incidence of severe hypoxia per 10,000 cases totally attributable to anesthetic management is estimated to be 1.98 cases in average; 3.09 cases in inhalation anesthesia, 2.32 cases in TIVA, 1.3 cases in inhalation anesthesia + epidural or spinal or conduction block, 0.87 cases in TIVA + epidural or spinal or conduction block, zero case in CSEA, zero case in epidural anesthesia, 0.55 cases in spinal anesthesia, zero case in conduction block and zero case in other methods. The mortality rate of cardiac arrest within 7 postoperative days per 10,000 cases due to all etiology i

Seo, Norimasa; Kawashima, Yasuo; Irita, Kazuo; Shiraish, Yoshito; Tanaka, Yoshifumi; Nakata, Yasuo; Morita, Kiyoshi; Iwao, Yasuhide; Tsuzaki, Koichi; Kobayashi, Tsutomu; Goto, Yasuyuki; Dohi, Shuji

2002-05-01

426

Improved Chebyshev series ephemeris generation capability of GTDS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An improved implementation of the Chebyshev ephemeris generation capability in the operational version of the Goddard Trajectory Determination System (GTDS) is described. Preliminary results of an evaluation of this orbit propagation method for three satellites of widely different orbit eccentricities are also discussed in terms of accuracy and computing efficiency with respect to the Cowell integration method. An empirical formula is deduced for determining an optimal fitting span which would give reasonable accuracy in the ephemeris with a reasonable consumption of computing resources.

Liu, S. Y.; Rogers, J.; Jacintho, J. J.

1980-10-01

427

Improved Chebyshev series ephemeris generation capability of GTDS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An improved implementation of the Chebyshev ephemeris generation capability in the operational version of the Goddard Trajectory Determination System (GTDS) is described. Preliminary results of an evaluation of this orbit propagation method for three satellites of widely different orbit eccentricities are also discussed in terms of accuracy and computing efficiency with respect to the Cowell integration method. An empirical formula is deduced for determining an optimal fitting span which would give reasonable accuracy in the ephemeris with a reasonable consumption of computing resources.

Liu, S. Y.; Rogers, J.; Jacintho, J. J.

1980-01-01

428

Capability maturity model, version 1.1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capability maturity model (CMM), developed to present sets of recommended practices in a number of key process areas that have been shown to enhance software-development and maintenance capability, is discussed. The CMM was designed to help developers select process-improvement strategies by determining their current process maturity and identifying the issues most critical to improving their software quality and process.

MARK C. PAULK; Bru CURTIS; M. B. Chrissis; CHARLES V. WEBER

1993-01-01

429

General government management capability : The federal responsibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Government must concern itself with State and I.ocal government management capability. Management capability is defined as directing roles of general government elected officials and senior-level managers. The Federal Government's interest in State and local management is based on the national government's dependence on these other jurisdictions for actual administration and delivery of services. The Federal Government is also

Norman Beckman; Fremont J. Lyden

1979-01-01

430

Cultivating Human Capabilities in Venturesome Learning Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of competencies has been a familiar feature of educational reform policies for decades. In this essay, Padraig Hogan begins by highlighting the contrasting notion of capabilities, pioneered by the research of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. An educational variant of the notion of capabilities then becomes the basis for exploring…

Hogan, Padraig

2013-01-01

431

Curriculum Mapping to Embed Graduate Capabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate capabilities are an essential aspect of undergraduate development in higher education. Accordingly, La Trobe University's "Design for learning" has identified particular university-wide graduate capabilities and required all faculties to explicitly embed these in their curricula. The Faculty of Law and Management developed an approach to…

Spencer, David; Riddle, Matthew; Knewstubb, Bernadette

2012-01-01

432

47 CFR 95.649 - Power capability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Power capability. 95.649 Section 95.649 Telecommunication FEDERAL...Regulations Certification Requirements § 95.649 Power capability. No CB, R/C, LPRS, FRS, MedRadio, MURS,...

2010-10-01

433

Building Organisational Capability the Private Provider Way  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organisational capability is recognised as a key to organisational success. The combination of human capital (peoples' skills and knowledge), social capital (relationships between people) and organisational capital (the organisation's processes), is central to building an organisation's capability. This paper, presented at the 2008 annual…

Guthrie, Hugh

2008-01-01

434

Capability and Health Functioning in Ethiopian Households  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From a recent Ethiopian representative household survey this paper empirically operationalizes concepts from the capability approach to shed light on the relationship between conversion factors, capability inputs and health functionings. The subjects of the study are women in partnership. The results suggest their health functionings are…

Mabsout, Ramzi

2011-01-01

435

Adult Financial Capability Framework. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both the Financial Services Authority and the Basic Skills Agency are committed to supporting those individuals and organisations working to improve the financial capability of themselves and others. The development of the National Strategy for Financial Capability, coordinated by the Financial Services Authority, and the commissioning of a…

Basic Skills Agency, 2006

2006-01-01

436

Human Capital, (Human) Capabilities and Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article I initiate a debate into the (de)merits of human capital theory and human capability theory and discuss implications of the debate for higher education. Human capital theory holds that economic growth depends on investment in education and that economic growth is the basis for improving the quality of human life. Human capable

Le Grange, L.

2011-01-01

437

Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Young, minority, and poorly educated fathers in fragile families have little capacity to support their children financially and are hard-pressed to maintain stability in raising those children. In this article, Robert Lerman examines the capabilities and contributions of unwed fathers, how their capabilities and contributions fall short of those…

Lerman, Robert I.

2010-01-01

438

Alternative fuel capabilities of the Mod II Stirling vehicle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Stirling engine's characteristics make it a prime candidate for both multifuel and alternative fuel uses. In this paper, the relevant engine characteristics of the Mod II Stirling engine are examined, including the external heat system and basic operation. Adaptation of the Stirling to multifuel operation is addressed, and its experience with alternative fuels in automotive applications is summarized. The results of the U.S. Air Force review of the Stirling's multifuel capability are described, and the Stirling's advantages with liquid, gaseous, and solid fuels are discussed.

Grandin, Albert W.; Ernst, William D.

1988-01-01

439

CoBe Capital, LLC is seeking a full time Nordic Operations Professional Private Equity. CoBe Capital is a private investment company that specializes in purchasing orphan, non-core, under-  

E-print Network

around LEAN, Six Sigma, TPS and continuous improvement. Ability to work effectively in diverse industries oversight - Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity. Lead the operational side of the pre

440

Analytical Chemistry Core Capability Assessment - Preliminary Report  

SciTech Connect

The concept of 'core capability' can be nebulous one. Even at a fairly specific level, where core capability equals maintaining essential services, it is highly dependent upon the perspective of the requestor. Samples are submitted to analytical services because the requesters do not have the capability to conduct adequate analyses themselves. Some requests are for general chemical information in support of R and D, process control, or process improvement. Many analyses, however, are part of a product certification package and must comply with higher-level customer quality assurance requirements. So which services are essential to that customer - just those for product certification? Does the customer also (indirectly) need services that support process control and improvement? And what is the timeframe? Capability is often expressed in terms of the currently utilized procedures, and most programmatic customers can only plan a few years out, at best. But should core capability consider the long term where new technologies, aging facilities, and personnel replacements must be considered? These questions, and a multitude of others, explain why attempts to gain long-term consensus on the definition of core capability have consistently failed. This preliminary report will not try to define core capability for any specific program or set of programs. Instead, it will try to address the underlying concerns that drive the desire to determine core capability. Essentially, programmatic customers want to be able to call upon analytical chemistry services to provide all the assays they need, and they don't want to pay for analytical chemistry services they don't currently use (or use infrequently). This report will focus on explaining how the current analytical capabilities and methods evolved to serve a variety of needs with a focus on why some analytes have multiple analytical techniques, and what determines the infrastructure for these analyses. This information will be useful in defining a roadmap for what future capability needs to look like.

Barr, Mary E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farish, Thomas J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-16

441

SPECIAL ISSUE ON OPTICAL PROCESSING OF INFORMATION: Realisation of video-frequency filters on the basis of a new mode of operation of an acousto-optical correlator with spatial integration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A video-frequency acousto-optical correlator with spatial integration, which widens the functional capabilities of correlation-type acousto-optical processors, is described. The correlator is based on a two-dimensional reference transparency and it can filter arbitrary video signals of spectral width limited by the pass band of an acousto-optical modulator. The calculated pulse characteristic is governed by the structure of the reference transparency. A procedure for the synthesis of this transparency is considered and experimental results are reported.

Ushakov, V. N.

1995-10-01

442

Special Education Resource System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kampert, George J.

443

Special issue on parallelism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The articles presented in our Special Issue on parallel processing on the supercomputing scale reflect, to some extent, splits in the community developing these machines. There are several schools of thought on how best to implement parallel processing at both the hard- and software levels. Controversy exists over the wisdom of aiming for general- or special-purpose parallel machines, and what

Karen A. Frenkel

1986-01-01

444

Handbook of Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to serve as a basic reference work for students and professionals in special education, the book contains 34 author contributed chapters concerned with the conceptual foundations of special education, service delivery systems, curriculum and methods, and child and child/environmental management. Chapters have the following titles and…

Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

445

NEUROCOMPUTING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE  

E-print Network

NEUROCOMPUTING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE "ARTIFICIAL BRAINS" Call for Papers Guest Editors Prof. Dr for review to a special issue of the Neurocomputing journal, on the theme of "Artificial Brains". Background, and more powerful FPGA based accelerator boards, etc. thus allowing builders of "artificial brains" more

Wojcik, Vladimir

446

Challenges Facing Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents 17 selected papers from recent issues of the journal, "Focus on Exceptional Children," concerning current and emerging challenges facing the field of special education. The book is organized in two parts. Part 1, "Contemporary Challenges," includes the following articles: "Transitions in Early Childhood Special Education: Issues…

Meyen, Edward L., Ed.; And Others

447

Special Education in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special education has been gaining intense attention from governments and educators throughout the world. As a developing country, and official candidate for the European Union, Turkey has been working on issues related to special education provision and inclusive education to improve the quality of services for citizens with disabilities. This…

Melekoglu, Macid A.; Cakiroglu, Orhan; Malmgren, Kimber W.

2009-01-01

448

Special Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "How Special Libraries Use Networks," a paper presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, David R. Bender (United States) advocates cooperation among academic, public, school, and special libraries in the areas of information management, staff services, and acquisition of technology. He describes…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

449

Careers in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet briefly describes special education employment possibilities in the state of Michigan for 18 areas of exceptionality or specialized service. Discussions usually include suggestions for professional education, description of work performed, and a listing of desirable personal attributes. Individually discussed are the blind and…

Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.

450

Characterizations of Special Curves  

E-print Network

In this study, the new characterizations of special curves are investigated without using the curvatures of these special curves: general helices, slant helices, Bertrand curves, Mannheim curves. The curvatures are given by the help of the norms of the derivatives of Frenet vectors.

Yayli, Yusuf

2012-01-01

451

Special Education in Singapore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the development and current status of special education in Singapore. Topics include organization of service delivery, integration, teacher training, and achievements. Challenges to improve the quality of special education services through integration opportunities, preservice teacher training, and greater coordination among…

Lim, Levan; Nam, Sang Seok

2000-01-01

452

Who Needs Special Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper looks at trends toward more inclusive education for students with disabilities in Sweden in the context of budgetary cut-backs in school resources. It reports on a project that investigated processes of defining target populations for special education in Swedish schools. Special educators (N=27), classroom teachers (N=35) and…

Persson, Bengt

453

Special Functions Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EJS Special Functions Model shows how to access special functions in the OSP numerics package. The simulation displays a graph of the special function over the given range as well as the value of the selected function at a single point. The following special functions can be displayed: Legendre polynomials Pn(x) associated Legendre functions Pnm(x) Laguerre polynomials Ln(x) associated Laguerre polynomials Lnm(x) Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind Tn(x) Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind Un(x) Bessel functions Jn(x) A description of the EJS special functions along with links to more information about the functions are provided.

Christian, Wolfgang

2008-12-16

454

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

...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS Mine Rescue Teams for...employed underground at the mine on each shift; (3) The distances from the two nearest mine rescue stations; (4) The...

2014-07-01

455

Extended Reactive Capability of DFIG Wind Parks for Enhanced System Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the impact of utilizing the capability curve of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind park on steady state and dynamic power system operation. The interconnection requirements set forth by FERC in order 661-A mandate the operation of wind parks within a power factor range of 0.95 leading and lagging. This operation drastically underutilized the reactive

Ryan J. Konopinski; Pradip Vijayan; Venkataramana Ajjarapu

2009-01-01

456

Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicles' Capablities: An Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle (SDLV) concepts have been developed by a collaborative team comprising the Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Kennedy Space Center, ATK-Thiokol, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, The Boeing Company, and United Space Alliance. The purpose of this study was to provide timely information on a full spectrum of low-risk, cost-effective options for STS-Derived Launch Vehicle concepts to support the definition of crew and cargo launch requirements for the Space Exploration Vision. Since the SDLV options use high-reliability hardware, existing facilities, and proven processes, they can provide relatively low-risk capabilities to launch extremely large payloads to low Earth orbit. This capability to reliably lift very large, high-dollar-value payloads could reduce mission operational risks by minimizing the number of complex on-orbit operations compared to architectures based on multiple smaller launchers. The SDLV options also offer several logical spiral development paths for larger exploration payloads. All of these development paths make practical and cost-effective use of existing Space Shuttle Program (SSP) hardware, infrastructure, and launch and flight operations systems. By utilizing these existing assets, the SDLV project could support the safe and orderly transition of the current SSP through the planned end of life in 2010. The SDLV concept definition work during 2004 focused on three main configuration alternatives: a side-mount heavy lifter (approximately 77 MT payload), an in-line medium lifter (approximately 22 MT Crew Exploration Vehicle payload), and an in-line heavy lifter (greater than 100 MT payload). This paper provides an overview of the configuration, performance capabilities, reliability estimates, concept of operations, and development plans for each of the various SDLV alternatives. While development, production, and operations costs have been estimated for each of the SDLV configuration alternatives, these proprietary data have not been included in this paper.

Rothschild, William J.; Bailey, Debra A.; Henderson, Edward M.; Crumbly, Chris

2005-01-01

457

NASA capabilities roadmap: advanced telescopes and observatories  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Advanced Telescopes and Observatories (ATO) Capability Roadmap addresses technologies necessary for NASA to enable future space telescopes and observatories collecting all electromagnetic bands, ranging from x-rays to millimeter waves, and including gravity-waves. It has derived capability priorities from current and developing Space Missions Directorate (SMD) strategic roadmaps and, where appropriate, has ensured their consistency with other NASA Strategic and Capability Roadmaps. Technology topics include optics; wavefront sensing and control and interferometry; distributed and advanced spacecraft systems; cryogenic and thermal control systems; large precision structure for observatories; and the infrastructure essential to future space telescopes and observatories.

Feinberg, Lee D.

2005-01-01

458

International Space Station Capabilities and Payload Accommodations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the research facilities and capabilities of the International Space Station. The station can give unique views of the Earth, as it provides coverage of 85% of the Earth's surface and 95% of the populated landmass every 1-3 days. The various science rack facilities are a resource for scientific research. There are also external research accom0dations. The addition of the Japanese Experiment Module (i.e., Kibo) will extend the science capability for both external payloads and internal payload rack locations. There are also slides reviewing the post shuttle capabilities for payload delivery.

Kugler, Justin; Jones, Rod; Edeen, Marybeth

2010-01-01

459

Prospering in Dynamically-Competitive Environments: Organizational Capability as Knowledge Integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unstable market conditions caused by innovation and in- creasing intensity and diversity of competition have resulted in organizational capabilities rather than served markets be- coming the primary basis upon which firms establish their long-term strategies. If the strategically most important re- source of the firm is knowledge, and if knowledge resides in specialized form among individual organizational members, then the

Robert M. Grant

1996-01-01

460

The Advanced Test Reactor Irradiation Facilities and Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) is one of the world’s premiere test reactors for performing long term, high flux, and/or large volume irradiation test programs. The ATR is a very versatile facility with a wide variety of experimental test capabilities for providing the environment needed in an irradiation experiment. These different capabilities include passive sealed capsule experiments, instrumented and/or temperature-controlled experiments, and pressurized water loop experiment facilities. The ATR has enhanced capabilities in experiment monitoring and control systems for instrumented and/or temperature controlled experiments. The control systems utilize feedback from thermocouples in the experiment to provide a custom blended flowing inert gas mixture to control the temperature in the experiments. Monitoring systems have also been utilized on the exhaust gas lines from the experiment to monitor different parameters, such as fission gases for fuel experiments, during irradiation. ATR’s unique control system provides axial flux profiles in the experiments, unperturbed by axially positioned control components, throughout each reactor operating cycle and over the duration of test programs requiring many years of irradiation. The ATR irradiation positions vary in diameter from 1.6 cm (0.625 inches) to 12.7 cm (5.0 inches) over an active core length of 122 cm (48.0 inches). Thermal and fast neutron fluxes can be adjusted radially across the core depending on the needs of individual test programs. This paper will discuss the different irradiation capabilities available and the cost/benefit issues related to each capability. Examples of different experiments will also be discussed to demonstrate the use of the capabilities and facilities at ATR for performing irradiation experiments.

S. Blaine Grover; Raymond V. Furstenau

2007-03-01

461

Basic Capabilities of Man and Machine in Respect to Automated Checkout  

Microsoft Academic Search

The basic capabilities and limitations of men and machines are discussed, as they relate to automated testing of aerospace vehicles. Operators and technicians are discussed from psychological and physiological viewpoints, and present automatic checkout equipment is discussed in respect to in-system performance. Both general and specific capabilities and limitations are discussed. The views presented are based upon an extensive survey

Sidney I. Firstman; Nehemiah Jordan

1963-01-01

462

7 Capabilify-and Object-Based System Concepts 1 Capability-Based Systems 3  

E-print Network

Reading 99 xii 79 6 The Hydra System 103 Introduction 103 Hydra Overview 103 Hydra Objects and Types 105 Processes,Procedures, and Local Name Spaces 107 Hydra Operations 109 Capabilities and Rights 111 Supporting Protected Subsystems 113 Templates 113 Typecalls 116 Hydra Object StorageSystem 116 Capability

Levy, Hank

463

Scientific Innovation Through Integration Capabilities Series  

E-print Network

and EPR capability Ã?Ã? Cell culture micro-bioreactors with multiple, independently controlled culture 'omics in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and highlighted

464

DIRSIG Cloud Modeling Capabilities; A Parametric Study  

E-print Network

1 DIRSIG Cloud Modeling Capabilities; A Parametric Study Kristen Powers powers:................................................................................................................... 13 Calculation of Sensor Reaching Radiance Truth Values for Cloudless & Stratus Cloud Scenes and Atmospheric Database Creation for Stratus Cloud Scene & Calculation of Associated Sensor Reaching Radiance

Salvaggio, Carl

465

Core Technical Capability Laboratory Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Core Technical Capability Lab - oratory Management System (CTCLMS) consists of dynamically generated Web pages used to access a database containing detailed CTC lab data with the software hosted on a server that allows users to have remote access.

Shaykhian, Linda; Dugger, Curtis; Griffin, Laurie

2008-01-01

466

Systems test facilities existing capabilities compilation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Systems test facilities (STFS) to test total photovoltaic systems and their interfaces are described. The systems development (SD) plan is compilation of existing and planned STFs, as well as subsystem and key component testing facilities. It is recommended that the existing capabilities compilation is annually updated to provide and assessment of the STF activity and to disseminate STF capabilities, status and availability to the photovoltaics program.

Weaver, R.

1981-01-01

467

Expanding Lookout Capabilities for Architectural Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SMC/SYSW/ENY's Lookout tool provides a M&S capability for architectural analysis. It models the contributions of ground and space-based assets in several mission threads and scenarios to quantify overall Space Situational Awareness (SSA) capability. Plotting performance results versus costs enables decision makers to identify and evaluate Best Value families of systems and combinations of architectures. Currently, SMC intends to use Lookout to impact the Fiscal Year 2012 budget programming cycle, the National SSA Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) and Architecture definition effort, planning for programs of record, and AFSPC & SMC leadership. Ultimately, Lookout will enable additional space superiority analysis. Previous Lookout work focused on modeling the metric tracking capabilities of the Space Surveillance Network (detecting and tracking) and proposed concepts to close identified collection shortfalls. SMC/SYSW/ENY leveraged some of the lessons learned in developing and implementing the metric tracking models to expand Lookout to develop an initial characterization capability, including non-resolved space object identification (SOI), imaging, and Foreign Instrumentation and Signals (FIS) Intelligence. Characterization collection phenomenologies added in FY08 and FY09 include mechanical tracking and phased array radars, visible telescopes, and signals collection. Lookout enables evaluating the characterization collections for quantity, quality, and timeliness. Capturing the Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination processes represent one of the biggest challenges in including characterization capabilities in mission thread and scenario-based analysis. The SMC/SYSW/ENY team met with several representatives of the community and held community-wide Technical Interchange Meetings. Based on feedback from these meetings, SMC created an infrastructure for modeling the tasking processes and scales to relate collection quality to intelligence utility through the processing and exploiting processes. This paper summarizes the expansion of Lookout capabilities from metric tracking to include characterization, additional scenarios and technical performance measures for evaluation, and additional sensor concept models. It presents analysis based on those capabilities and highlights future stages of growth.

Shick, B.

468

Facility Interface Capability Assessment (FICA) project report  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for developing the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) to accept spent nuclear fuel from commercial facilities. The objective of the Facility Interface Capability Assessment (FICA) project was to assess the capability of each commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) storage facility, at which SNF is stored, to handle various SNF shipping casks. The purpose of this report is to present and analyze the results of the facility assessments completed within the FICA project. During Phase 1, the data items required to complete the facility assessments were identified and the database for the project was created. During Phase 2, visits were made to 122 facilities on 76 sites to collect data and information, the database was updated, and assessments of the cask-handling capabilities at each facility were performed. Each assessment of cask-handling capability contains three parts: the current capability of the facility (planning base); the potential enhanced capability if revisions were made to the facility licensing and/or administrative controls; and the potential enhanced capability if limited physical modifications were made to the facility. The main conclusion derived from the planning base assessments is that the current facility capabilities will not allow handling of any of the FICA Casks at 49 of the 122 facilities evaluated. However, consideration of potential revisions and/or modifications showed that all but one of the 49 facilities could be adapted to handle at least one of the FICA Casks. For this to be possible, facility licensing, administrative controls, and/or physical aspects of the facility would need to be modified.

Pope, R.B. [ed.] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); MacDonald, R.R. [ed.] [Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System, Vienna, VA (United States); Viebrock, J.M.; Mote, N. [Nuclear Assurance Corp., Norcross, GA (United States)

1995-09-01

469

The New MCNP6 Depletion Capability  

SciTech Connect

The first MCNP based inline Monte Carlo depletion capability was officially released from the Radiation Safety Information and Computational Center as MCNPX 2.6.0. Both the MCNP5 and MCNPX codes have historically provided a successful combinatorial geometry based, continuous energy, Monte Carlo radiation transport solution for advanced reactor modeling and simulation. However, due to separate development pathways, useful simulation capabilities were dispersed between both codes and not unified in a single technology. MCNP6, the next evolution in the MCNP suite of codes, now combines the capability of both simulation tools, as well as providing new advanced technology, in a single radiation transport code. We describe here the new capabilities of the MCNP6 depletion code dating from the official RSICC release MCNPX 2.6.0, reported previously, to the now current state of MCNP6. NEA/OECD benchmark results are also reported. The MCNP6 depletion capability enhancements beyond MCNPX 2.6.0 reported here include: (1) new performance enhancing parallel architecture that implements both shared and distributed memory constructs; (2) enhanced memory management that maximizes calculation fidelity; and (3) improved burnup physics for better nuclide prediction. MCNP6 depletion enables complete, relatively easy-to-use depletion calculations in a single Monte Carlo code. The enhancements described here help provide a powerful capability as well as dictate a path forward for future development to improve the usefulness of the technology.

Fensin, Michael Lorne [Los Alamos National Laboratory; James, Michael R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hendricks, John S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goorley, John T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-19

470

The new MCNP6 depletion capability  

SciTech Connect

The first MCNP based in-line Monte Carlo depletion capability was officially released from the Radiation Safety Information and Computational Center as MCNPX 2.6.0. Both the MCNP5 and MCNPX codes have historically provided a successful combinatorial geometry based, continuous energy, Monte Carlo radiation transport solution for advanced reactor modeling and simulation. However, due to separate development pathways, useful simulation capabilities were dispersed between both codes and not unified in a single technology. MCNP6, the next evolution in the MCNP suite of codes, now combines the capability of both simulation tools, as well as providing new advanced technology, in a single radiation transport code. We describe here the new capabilities of the MCNP6 depletion code dating from the official RSICC release MCNPX 2.6.0, reported previously, to the now current state of MCNP6. NEA/OECD benchmark results are also reported. The MCNP6 depletion capability enhancements beyond MCNPX 2.6.0 reported here include: (1) new performance enhancing parallel architecture that implements both shared and distributed memory constructs; (2) enhanced memory management that maximizes calculation fidelity; and (3) improved burnup physics for better nuclide prediction. MCNP6 depletion enables complete, relatively easy-to-use depletion calculations in a single Monte Carlo code. The enhancements described here help provide a powerful capability as well as dictate a path forward for future development to improve the usefulness of the technology. (authors)

Fensin, M. L.; James, M. R.; Hendricks, J. S. [D-5, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Goorley, J. T. [XCP-3 MCNP Code Development Project, MS C921, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

2012-07-01

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Sensor test facilities and capabilities at the Nevada Test Site  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories has recently developed two major field test capabilities for unattended ground sensor systems at the Department of energy`s Nevada Test Site (NTS). The first capability utilizes the NTS large area, varied terrain, and intrasite communications systems for testing sensors for detecting and tracking vehicular traffic. Sensor and ground truth data can be collected at either of two secure control centers. This system also includes an automated ground truth capability that consists of differential Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receivers on test vehicles and live TV coverage of critical road sections. Finally there is a high-speed, secure computer network link between the control centers and the Air Force`s Theater Air Command and Control Simulation Facility in Albuquerque NM. The second capability is Bunker 2-300. It is a facility for evaluating advanced sensor systems for monitoring activities in underground cut-and-cover facilities. The main part of the facility consists of an underground bunker with three large rooms for operating various types of equipment. This equipment includes simulated chemical production machinery and controlled seismic and acoustic signal sources. There has been a thorough geologic and electromagnetic characterization of the region around the bunker. Since the facility is in a remote location, it is well-isolated from seismic, acoustic, and electromagnetic interference.

Boyer, W.B.; Burke, L.J.; Gomez, B.J.; Livingston, L.; Nelson, D.S.; Smathers, D.C.

1996-12-31

472

Innovation Inspired by Nature: Capabilities, Potentials and Challenges  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through evolution, nature came up with many effective solutions to its challenges and continually improving them. By mimicking, coping and being inspired, humans have been using Nature's solutions to address their own challenges. In recent years, the implementation of nature's capabilities has intensified with our growing understanding of the various biological and nastic mechanisms and processes. Successes include even the making of humanlike robots that perform such lifelike tasks as walking, talking, making eye-contact, interpreting speech and facial expressions, as well as many other humanlike functions. Generally, once humans are able to implement a function then, thru rapid advances in technology, capabilities are developed that can significantly exceed the original source of inspiration in Nature. Examples include flight where there is no species that can fly as high, carry so much mass, has so large dimensions and fly so fast, and operate at as such extreme conditions as our aircraft and other aerospace systems. However, using the capabilities of today's technology, there are many challenges that are not feasible to address in mimicking characteristics of species and plants. In this manuscript, state-of-the-art of biomimetic capabilities, potentials and challenges are reviewed.

Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

2012-01-01

473

Innovation inspired by nature: capabilities, potentials, and challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through evolution, nature came up with many effective solutions to its challenges and continually improving them. By mimicking, coping and being inspired, humans have been using Nature's solutions to address their own challenges. In recent years, the implementation of nature's capabilities has intensified with our growing understanding of the various biological and nastic mechanisms and processes. Successes include even the making of humanlike robots that perform such lifelike tasks as walking, talking, making eye-contact, interpreting speech and facial expressions, as well as many other humanlike functions. Generally, once humans are able to implement a function then, thru rapid advances in technology, capabilities are developed that can significantly exceed the original source of inspiration in Nature. Examples include flight where there is no species that can fly as high, carry so much mass, has so large dimensions and fly so fast, and operate at as such extreme conditions as our aircraft and other aerospace systems. However, using the capabilities of today's technology, there are many challenges that are not feasible to address in mimicking characteristics of species and plants. In this manuscript, state-of-the-art of biomimetic capabilities, potentials and challenges are reviewed.

Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

2012-10-01

474

The refurbished Z facility : capabilities and recent experiments.  

SciTech Connect

The Z Refurbishment Project was completed in September 2007. Prior to the shutdown of the Z facility in July 2006 to install the new hardware, it provided currents of {le} 20 MA to produce energetic, intense X-ray sources ({approx} 1.6 MJ, > 200 TW) for performing high energy density science experiments and to produce high magnetic fields and pressures for performing dynamic material property experiments. The refurbishment project doubled the stored energy within the existing tank structure and replaced older components with modern, conventional technology and systems that were designed to drive both short-pulse Z-pinch implosions and long-pulse dynamic material property experiments. The project goals were to increase the delivered current for additional performance capability, improve overall precision and pulse shape flexibility for better reproducibility and data quality, and provide the capacity to perform more shots. Experiments over the past year have been devoted to bringing the facility up to full operating capabilities and implementing a refurbished suite of diagnostics. In addition, we have enhanced our X-ray backlighting diagnostics through the addition of a two-frame capability to the Z-Beamlet system and the addition of a high power laser (Z-Petawatt). In this paper, we will summarize the changes made to the Z facility, highlight the new capabilities, and discuss the results of some of the early experiments.

Leeper, Ramon Joe; Long, Finis W.; Leifeste, Gordon T.; Hall, Clint Allen; Atherton, Briggs W.; Herrmann, Mark C.; Donovan, Guy Louis; McKee, G. Randall; Weinbrecht, Edward A.; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Mehlhorn, Thomas Alan; Cuneo, Michael Edward; Struve, Kenneth William; Stygar, William A.; Kiefer, Mark Linden; Matzen, Maurice Keith; Schneider, Larry X.

2008-09-01

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Integration of facility modeling capabilities for nuclear nonproliferation analysis  

SciTech Connect

Developing automated methods for data collection and analysis that can facilitate nuclear nonproliferation assessment is an important research area with significant consequences for the effective global deployment of nuclear energy. Facility modeling that can integrate and interpret observations collected from monitored facilities in order to ascertain their functional details will be a critical element of these methods. Although improvements are continually sought, existing facility modeling tools can characterize all aspects of reactor operations and the majority of nuclear fuel cycle processing steps, and include algorithms for data processing and interpretation. Assessing nonproliferation status is challenging because observations can come from many sources, including local and remote sensors that monitor facility operations, as well as open sources that provide specific business information about the monitored facilities, and can be of many different types. Although many current facility models are capable of analyzing large amounts of information, they have not been integrated in an analyst-friendly manner. This paper addresses some of these facility modeling capabilities and illustrates how they could be integrated and utilized for nonproliferation analysis. The inverse problem of inferring facility conditions based on collected observations is described, along with a proposed architecture and computer framework for utilizing facility modeling tools. After considering a representative sampling of key facility modeling capabilities, the proposed integration framework is illustrated with several examples.

Garcia, Humberto [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Burr, Tom [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Coles, Garill A [ORNL; Edmunds, Thomas A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Garrett, Alfred [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL); Gorensek, Maximilian [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL); Hamm, Luther [Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL); Krebs, John [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Kress, Reid L [ORNL; Lamberti, Vincent [Y-12 National Security Complex; Schoenwald, David [ORNL; Tzanos, Constantine P [ORNL; Ward, Richard C [ORNL

2012-01-01

476

Online Learning: Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special section includes "The View from the Middle" (Dick Schaaf); "Crossing the Channel" (Dawn Garrett); and "Bandwidth Basics" (Dick Schaaf). Sidebars look at bandwidth and management issues as well as courseware development. (JOW)

Training, 1999

1999-01-01

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ASE and Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the current programs and future plans the Association for Science Education (ASE) in Great Britain has for helping teachers learn more about students with special educational needs in the science classroom. (WRM)

Smith, Daniel Sandford

1999-01-01

478

Special parallel processing workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report contains viewgraphs from the Special Parallel Processing Workshop. These viewgraphs deal with topics such as parallel processing performance, message passing, queue structure, and other basic concept detailing with parallel processing.

NONE

1994-12-01

479

Graduate School Sociology Special  

E-print Network

, international migration and transnational families within the regions of East and Southeast Asia. StudentsA A Graduate School of Letters () Sociology Special Lectures Asian Studies Institute of Sociology,Vietnam Dang Nguyen Anh Vu Manh Loi 13001615 Asian Studies

Takada, Shoji

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14 CFR 93.155 - Aircraft operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Ketchikan International Airport Traffic Rule § 93.155 Aircraft...

2010-01-01