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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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Analysis of the Twenty-One Missions of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examines and analyzes the current status of the Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable, or MEU(SOC) program. A detailed analysis was conducted of each of the 21 missions for validity and relevance as MEU(SOC) missions. The methodo...

L. D. Nicholson

1994-01-01

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Maximizing benefits of temporary generator overexcited capability: a special technical session on new operating concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special technical session brings together experts in power system voltage stability, synchronous machine design, excitation system design, and power system operation to evaluate the best methods for obtaining the most benefit to the power system from temporary overexcitation of synchronous generators

J. C. Agee

2001-01-01

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Can the Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Enable A Marine Expeditionary Brigade.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The capabilities of the MEU(SOC) may limit its ability to enable an Amphibious Task Force (ATF) MEB, but it is fully capable of enabling both a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) MEB and an Air Contingency Force (ACF) MEB. The MEU(SOC) program has been u...

C. J. Papaj

2000-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Philip H. J. Davies

2000-01-01

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Joint Special Operations Targeting an Alternate Scheme.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special Operations Forces (SOF) represent a significant combat multiplier for the theater commander throughout the spectrum of conflict. The Department of Defense's commitment to enhance our Special Operations capability has been demonstrated in the past ...

J. S. Roach

1989-01-01

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Complex Adaptive Special Operations (CASO).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Success in future war requires Special Operations Forces (SOF) to operate as a complex adaptive system. This paper offers a future operating concept called Complex Adaptive Special Operations (CASO), which incorporates the intrinsically unorthodox nature ...

P. R. Burns

2007-01-01

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U.S. Army Special Forces and Homeland Security Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Army Special Forces units are trained to conduct sensitive special operations including unconventional warfare, counterterrorism, direct action and strategic reconnaissance missions. Many of the unique skills and capabilities found in Special Forces units...

D. K. O'Connell

2008-01-01

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Operant Conditioning for Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper briefly explains operant conditioning as it pertains to special educators. Operant conditioning is thought to be an efficient method for modifying student behavior. Using the B. F. Skinner frame of reference, operant conditioning is said to include behavior modification and therapy, programed instruction, and computer assisted and…

Pedrini, Bonnie C.; Pedrini, D. T.

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Joint Capabilities for Post-Conflict Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Victory is determined not only by what happens during a period of conflict but also by what happens after the fighting ends, during post-conflict operations. This monograph examines what joint military capabilities are required for post-conflict operation...

B. J. Reider

2004-01-01

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Misuse of Special Operations Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By their nature, special operations forces (SOF) are central to policy in a world-order dominated by low-intensity conflicts. Therefore, the proper use of SOF is essential. Based on published doctrine and decision making theory, this thesis develops a the...

E. G. Winters K. A. Paro

1994-01-01

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Special Operations Officer Talent Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

How should the Department of Defense (DoD) execute the talent management (TM) of special operations forces (SOF) commissioned officers. The Services provide the basic TM of SOF officers at the beginning of their careers. Once officers transition to SOF, U...

J. J. Turner

2013-01-01

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RAGE visualization for Special Forces operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The RAGE system is a collaborative virtual environment which is being developed at the Naval Research Laboratory specifically for planning, training and situation awareness. IT consists of the CAVE-like device known as the GROTTO and a virtual workbench. The system offers many important capabilities for hostage rescue scenarios. First, it avoids the need to create physical mockups of rooms and buildings, instead computer models are generated. Second, it is possible to explore alternative scenarios to experiment with different tactical operations. Third, the system can be linked with other software modules such as simulators and analysis tools, and has the capability to dynamically change the environment as new intelligence information is received. This system has three potential applications. First, it can be used as a device for the training of Special Forces. Second, it can be used to study important military operations. Finally, it can be used as a command and control device used in real-time as the rescue operation is being carried out. We show some these capabilities by reproducing one famous special forces hostage rescue operation.

Lanzagorta, Marco O.; Kuo, Eddy

2000-05-01

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Riser capability critical to TLP operations  

SciTech Connect

Wellhead strength is a major concern of offshore operators when contemplating the use of a tension leg platform (TLP) or floating production systems for developing deepwater reserves. The reason the wellhead strength is of such importance is that production risers must remain connected during storm conditions. Extensive engineering research on riser capability is being conducted. The results of finite element analyses and full-scale prototype testing with computerized data recording are discussed.

Not Available

1985-01-01

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Special Operations in the American Civil War.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study is a historical analysis of selected special operations missions in the American Civil War. The analysis is intended to determine if there are lessons to be learned from these operations that are applicable to present special operations forces....

A. M. Raper

1996-01-01

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Operational Functions to Achieve Synergy between Special Operations and Precision Strike.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper identifies and analyzes the requirements for combatant commanders to effectively combine the capabilities of special operations and precision fires in the context of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The paper describes the operational functi...

W. M. Huff

2005-01-01

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Sensors for military special operations and law enforcement applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improvement in the capabilities of infrared, millimeter- wave, acoustic, and x-ray, sensors has provided means to detect weapons concealed beneath clothing and to provide wide-area surveillance capability in darkness and poor light for military special operations and law enforcement application. In this paper we provide an update on this technology, which we have discussed in previous papers on this subject.

David D. Ferris; Robert W. McMillan; Nicholas C. Currie; Michael C. Wicks; Mohamed A. Slamani

1997-01-01

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Role of Special Forces in Information Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines the role of the Special Forces Group in Information Operations. It focuses on providing information to the Joint Task Force planner and the Special Forces unit leaders. It provides the Joint Forces Commander and planner an understandi...

F. C. Gottschalk

2000-01-01

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The Design of a Capability-Based Distributed Operating System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fifth-generation computer systems will use large numbers of processors to achieve high performance. In this paper a capability-based operating system designed for this environment is discussed. Capability-based operating systems have traditionally required large, complex kernels to manage the use of capabilities. In our proposal, capability management is done entirely by user programs without giving up any of the protection aspects

Sape J. Mullender; Andrew S. Tanenbaum

1986-01-01

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Using Sparse Capabilities in a Distributed Operating System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most distributed operating systems constructed to date have lacked a unifying mechanism for naming and protection. In this paper we discuss a system, Amoeba, that uses capabilities for naming and protecting objects. In contrast to traditional, centralized operating systems, in which capabilities are managed by the operating system kernel, in Amoeba all the capabili- ties are managed directly by user

Andrew S. Tanenbaum; Sape J. Mullender; Robbert Van Renesse

1986-01-01

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Special Libraries: Planning and Operation; Preliminary Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiner, Betty H.

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Operationalizing Special Operations Aviation in Indonesia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study researched the possible roles and missions conducted by the United States Special Operation Aviation (SOA) community, particularly rotary-wing, fix-wing, unmanned aerial vehicles' roles, as well as SOA's role in Foreign Internal Defense. After ...

G. K. Messner

2006-01-01

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Development of Operational Hydrologic Forecasting Capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two obstacles limit the use of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model output in hydrologic prediction systems. First, meteorological forecasts from current-day NWP models are laden with biases. Secondly, NWP model forecasts at the space/time scales used in hydrologic models are unreliable. Both of these obstacles can be overcome through statistical downscaling using Model Output Statistics (MOS), where the development of empirical relationships between grid point values of NWP output (e.g., vertical velocity, total column precipitable water, static stability) and observed data (e.g., maximum temperature at a point location) provide a statistical correction of NWP forecasts. However, statistical intervention using MOS is difficult to apply in practice because operational modeling centers continually update ("improve") forecast models. Such frequent updates ensures a state-of-the-art forecasting system, but severely degrades the utility of archived forecasts from previous versions of the NWP models. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC), in collaboration with the Climate Research Division of SCRIPPS, is generating a re-forecast data set using a fixed version (circa 1998) of the NCEP operational NWP model. In this study, we statistically downscale the forecast archive to improve model forecasts of precipitation and temperature, and assess the benefits of a fixed version of the NWP model for hydrologic predictions. Results from cross-validated prediction experiments show that statistically downscaled forecasts of precipitation and temperature are free of systematic biases, and of higher skill than the raw NWP output. These downscaled NWP forecasts are used as input to hydrologic models in select river basins in the contiguous United States, and the performance of the NWP-based forecasts is compared against the National Weather Service (NWS) Extended Streamflow Prediction (ESP) procedure. Hydrologic forecasts made using statistically downscaled fixed NWP output were significantly more accurate, both in terms of deterministic and probabilistic forecast skill, than hydrologic forecasts made using the NWS ESP approach. Forecast improvements were most pronounced in snowmelt-dominated river basins, where short-term variations in runoff are more strongly influenced by variations in temperature than variations in precipitation. Hydrologic forecasts based on raw (uncorrected) NWP output were of similar accuracy, and in some cases worse, than the NWS ESP forecasts. For the purposes of hydrologic prediction, it is preferable to use an older fixed version of the NWP model with a long archive of forecasts than to have a current state-of-the-art NWP model that includes no forecast archive at all.

Clark, M. P.; Hay, L. E.; Whitaker, J. S.

2001-12-01

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Forming Standing Joint Special Operations Task Force Headquarters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special Operations Forces (SOF) within a Joint Task Force are controlled by a Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF). Presently, JSOTF headquarters are formed around the core of the Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC), a service SOF headquarter...

M. S. Adams

2003-01-01

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Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 3, Edition 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine is an authorized official quarterly publication of the United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. It is in no way associated with the civilian Special Operations Medical Associatio...

2003-01-01

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Jesuits: History's Most Effective Special Operators.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Jesuit missions to China, India, and Japan from 1540 to 1773 form a useful model for contemporary U.S. special operators seeking influence in societies infinitely different from their own. The year 1540 coincides with the beginning of the Society of Jesus...

C. N. Culbertson

2007-01-01

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Increased protein intake in military special operations.  

PubMed

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

Ferrando, Arny A

2013-09-11

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Special Operations Response Team Guidebook (Revised).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Special Operations Response Team (SORT) Guidebook has been developed as a guideline for standardized training for all SORT's. As such, this guide is to provide each team with basic information which in some cases, may need to be expanded upon to fit t...

1999-01-01

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Special Forces Doctrine and Army Operations Doctrine.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigates the compatibility of current Army Special Forces doctrine as enunciated in FM 31-20, February 1990, and the future Army doctrine of Army Operations as enunciated in FM 100-5, (Final Draft), 19 January 1993. For testing purposes, co...

D. E. Carroll

1993-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...operator may provide an alternative mine rescue capability...An application for alternative mine rescue capability...Any reported gas or oil well or exploratory...6) The operator's alternative plan for assuring...

2013-07-01

32

The army special operations aircraft integrated avionics subsystem-an operational perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors focus on integration techniques utilized to enhance an operator interface and contain pilot workload within acceptable levels. The US Army MH-47E and MH-60K special operations aircraft (SOA) provide the capability to perform the Army's clandestine, deep-penetration missions in adverse weather, at night, over any terrain which the aircraft can traverse. The inherent complexity of this mission required an

R. S. Smith; G. S. Murchie

1991-01-01

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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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Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 6, Edition 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine is a peer reviewed journal for Special Operations Forces medical professionals. Articles in this publication include: Care Coalition Grows for SOF Wounded Warriors, USUHS Online Preparedness Education Program, In...

2006-01-01

35

Magma simulation facility design considerations, capabilities, and operational considerations  

SciTech Connect

The high-pressure, high temperature (60 Kpsi or 413.6 MPa/1600/sup 0/C) facility described is being used for molten rock (magma) experiments and metallurgical pressure bonding experiments. The unique design of the facility will accommodate samples as large as 10 cm dia. by 10 cm in height in an isothermal (+-4/sup 0/C at 1400/sup 0/C and 44 Kpsi or 303.3 MPa) cylindrical hot zone. The facility history, capabilities, and operational considerations are thoroughly discussed with appropriate illustrations. Since the system-contained energy while operating is approximately 1 x 10/sup 6/ ft-lbs (1.356 x 10/sup 6/ N-m) or 0.7 lbs (318 g) TNT equivalent, considerable discussion is related to hazards analysis and protection of the equipment and the operating personnel from damage caused by nonstandard conditions (interrupted H/sub 2/O flow, power outage, overpressure, etc.).

Wemple, R.P.

1981-04-01

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Telescience testbedding: Technical and operational requirements for an international capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1990-10-01

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Developing an operational capabilities index of the emergency services sector.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-02-20

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Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 7, Edition 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

FEATURE ARTICLES: Transfusion Medicine by Troy Johnson, MD; Rob Kacprowicz, MD; Dan Mosely, MD. Special Operations Medicine: A Federal Law Enforcement Perspective by Daniel J. Schmidt, Special Agent, DEA. Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphyloc...

2007-01-01

39

Special Operations Forces in Conventional Conflict: Prospects for Future Employment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special operations as they relate to mid- and high-intensity conflict are examined, especially as related to direct action and special surveillance missions. Military principles of maneuver, surprise, and security are discussed as they relate to utility o...

J. M. Hoey

1991-01-01

40

Special Training for Special Forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)) conducts extraordinary operations that require unique training capabilities. This paper describes those capabilities, and the methods used to achieve them. The paper first looks at the mission of the 160th and how that mission dictates the need for special training capabilities. These capabilities encompass integrated mission planning, mission rehearsal, and rapid

Major Michael Newell; Tom Burch; Jim Combee; Jim Caylor

41

Quantification of Special Operations Mission-Related Performance: Operational Evaluation of Physical Measures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has identified a need for standardized measures to quantify mission-related performance when conducting research in the Special Operations community. Based on operator input, five measures of physical...

D. Hyde J. R. Thomas J. Schrot W. F. Taylor

1997-01-01

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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

...2013-01-01 false Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material...NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF PLANTS AND MATERIALS Physical Protection of Special Nuclear Material...

2013-01-01

43

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

44

Advanced Test Reactor Capabilities and Future Operating Plans  

SciTech Connect

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

Frances M. Marshall

2005-09-01

45

A STUDY OF SIMULATOR CAPABILITIES IN AN OPERATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MEYER, DONALD E.; AND OTHERS

46

Operational Capabilities and Legal Implications of a Military Space Plane  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential challenges for the United States military in this upcoming century may require new types of capabilities only achievable through the application of new technologies. One of these potential capabilities includes a Military Space Plane (MSP). An MSP is a concept to use reusable launch vehicle (RLV) technologies in a system to provide the military global access and reach

A. Charania

2002-01-01

47

Building Cultural Capability for Full-Spectrum Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes findings and recommendations from a research- based analysis on increasing linguistic and cultural capability in Army leaders and Soldiers. Findings from a workshop and literature review strongly support the role of culture-general s...

A. Abbe

2008-01-01

48

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Matthew Johnson

2006-01-01

49

Prospects for Special Forces Operations in the Middle East.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study assesses the prospects for Special Forces operations in the Middle East. It is intended to provide insight into how US Army Special Forces units should be used in the Middle East until the year 2000. The study's research strategy is twofold. Fi...

M. P. McGuiness

1993-01-01

50

Army Special Operations Forces Professional Military Education for the Future.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

One way to educate United States Army Special Operators is by allowing organizational design and individual competencies to form the nucleus of a professional military education curriculum routinely evaluated against assessment variables such as the emerg...

B. M. Burris

2010-01-01

51

Sleep Management User's Guide for Special Operations Personnel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of sleep logistics is to ensure that fighting men and women at all levels obtain sufficient sleep to maintain combat effectiveness. Special warfare missions frequently involve night work and arduous operational schedules. This User's Guide e...

P. Naitoh T. Kelly

1992-01-01

52

Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 6, Edition 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Forces Medicine is a peer reviewed journal for SOF Medical Professionals. Articles in this publication include: Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Extremity: Blast Injuries in a Ranger Battalion Don't Miss the Diagnosis, A...

2006-01-01

53

Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual, Second Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Second Edition of the SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual is designed to support the Joint Special Operations University's mission and, in particular, its Interagency Education Program. This program includes six educational activities: ...

2011-01-01

54

Methods to Improve Cultural Communication Skills in Special Operations Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the development and application of methodologies to identify cultural communication skills training requirements for Special Forces. Cultures (187) of operational relevance were identified and grouped into ten regions. A 'generic cul...

J. C. Wise D. L. Hannaman P. Zozumplik E. Franke B. L. Leaver

1998-01-01

55

Operational Art and the Silent Warrior: Special Operations Forces in MOOTW.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special Operations Forces provide the operational commander with the flexibility to respond to a multitude of contingencies across the spectrum of armed conflict. The operational CinC must also ensure that his subordinate staff is attuned to the benefits ...

M. A. Singleton

1997-01-01

56

Foundations of Effective Influence Operations: A Framework for Enhancing Army Capabilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A good deal of attention presently is focused on how to improve the nation's capabilities to influence others. These capabilities include public diplomacy, strategic communications, information operations, and other means that can be used to influence att...

A. Richardson B. Nichiporuk D. Gibran E. V. Larson R. E. Darilek

2009-01-01

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

EISCAT - An updated description of technical characteristics and operational capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kristen Folkestad; Tor Hagfors; Svante Westerlund

1983-01-01

61

MLS (Microwave Landing System): Its Technical Features and Operational Capabilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The ILS/MLS transition plan highlights the technical and operational problems to be solved with the implementation of MLS. Taking into account present developments in guidance and control automation in the airplane cockpit as well as in ATC systems, the f...

R. Seifert

1986-01-01

62

SMIF capability at Intel Mask Operation improves yield  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At Intel Mask Operations (IMO), Standard Mechanical Interface (SMIF) processing has been employed to reduce environmental particle contamination from manual handling-related activities. SMIF handling entailed the utilization of automated robotic transfers of photoblanks/reticles between SMIF pods, whereas conventional handling utilized manual pick transfers of masks between SMIF pods with intermediate storage in Toppan compacts. The SMIF-enabling units in IMO's process line included: (1) coater, (2) exposure, (3) developer, (4) dry etcher, and (5) inspection. Each unit is equipped with automated I/O port, environmentally enclosed processing chamber, and SMIF pods. Yield metrics were utilized to demonstrate the effectiveness and advantages of SMIF processing compared to manual processing. The areas focused in this paper were blank resist coating, binary front-end reticle processing and 2nd level PSM reticle processing. Results obtained from the investigation showed yield improvements in these areas.

Dam, Thuc H.; Pekny, Matt; Millino, Jim; Luu, Gibson; Melwani, Nitesh; Venkatramani, Aparna; Tavassoli, Malahat

2003-08-01

63

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-04-01

64

United States special operations forces and the war on terrorism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Those leading the war on terrorism have emphasized from the beginning that this war would be unlike other wars. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are military forces unlike other military forces. The implication is that SOF and the war on terrorism are thus made for each other. This contribution examines this assumption, the war on terrorism and SOF in greater detail.

Anna Simons; David Tucker

2003-01-01

65

Why Don't Minorities Join Special Operations Forces?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sheila Nataraj Kirby; Margaret C. Harrell; Jennifer Sloan

2000-01-01

66

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS...12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation...

2010-07-01

67

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS...12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation...

2009-07-01

68

New special operators in W-gravity theories  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on special physical operators of W{sub 3}-gravity having non-trivial ghost sectors. Some of these operators may be viewed as the Liouville dressings of the energy operator of the Ising model coupled to two-dimensional (2D) gravity and this fills in the gap in the connection between pure W{sub 3}-gravity and Ising model coupled to 2D gravity found in the authors' previous work. The authors formulate a selection rule required for the calculation of correlators in W-gravity theories. Using this rule, the authors construct the non-ghost part of the new operators of W{sub N}-gravity and find that they represent the (N,N + 1) minimal model operators from both inside and outside the minimal table. Along the way the authors obtain the canonical spectrum of W{sub N}-gravity for all N.

Rama, S.K. (Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay 400 005 (IN))

1991-12-14

69

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area. 93.177 Section 93.177...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the...

2013-01-01

70

The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Colonel Jack; C. Zeigler

71

Team: Creating the Enabling Capability to Conduct Net-Centric Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The ongoing transformation of the Department of Defense demands new capabilities that will enable Network-Centric Operations (NCO). While the Joint Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) systems community has been working toward this vision, e...

R. M. Shea

2006-01-01

72

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

73

48 CFR 1236.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Special precautions for work at operating airports. 1236.570 Section 1236.570...Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (TAR) 48...

2011-10-01

74

48 CFR 3036.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Special precautions for work at operating airports. 3036.570 Section 3036.570...Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (HSAR)...

2012-10-01

75

48 CFR 3036.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Special precautions for work at operating airports. 3036.570 Section 3036.570...Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (HSAR)...

2011-10-01

76

48 CFR 1236.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Special precautions for work at operating airports. 1236.570 Section 1236.570...Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (TAR) 48...

2012-10-01

77

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...69 Operating requirements: Discharge of garbage outside special areas. (a) Except for ships operating in the Great Lakes which must comply with section 151.66, when a ship is operating outside of a special area specified in §...

2013-07-01

78

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. 970.1504-1-3... Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. (a) For...total amount of fee under any laboratory management and operating...

2010-10-01

79

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. 970.1504-1-3... Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. (a) For...total amount of fee under any laboratory management and operating...

2009-10-01

80

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

81

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 10, Edition 3, Summer 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

FEATURE ARTICLES: U.S. Special Forces Medics in Afghanistan Look to Partner with NGOs on Rural Health * Time for a Change: Recommended MTOE Rank Adjustment for Army Special Operations Physician Assistants * Suspected Dietary Supplement Injuries in Special...

2010-01-01

82

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Aeronautics and Space 2 2013-01-01...Requirements for commercial Special Flight Rules Area operations...Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity...Requirements for commercial Special...

2013-01-01

83

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Aeronautics and Space 2 2013-01-01...2013-01-01 false Commercial Special Flight Rules Area operation...Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity... § 93.317 Commercial Special...

2013-01-01

84

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

85

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

86

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-11-19

87

Creating SOF Networks: The Role of NATO Special Operations as a Testing Ground for SOF Integration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Forces (SOF) Headquarters and its predecessor, the NATO SOF Coordination Center (NSCC), have made significant progress in special operations interoperability during its brief history. Despit...

M. E. Gates

2011-01-01

88

Analyzing the Need for Special Operations Teams Within the Fire Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Fire suppression and rescue is the primary mission of the fire service, but not all rescue efforts entail putting out fires. For this reason, the fire service created special operations teams. Special operations teams are comprised of highly trained membe...

T. G. Lohrke

2011-01-01

89

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 9, Edition 1, Winter 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) is an authorized official military quarterly publication of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Our mission is to promote the professional development o...

M. D. Landers W. D. Farr

2009-01-01

90

Executive Report: JSOU (Joint Special Operations University) Second Annual Symposium. Irregular Warfare: Strategic Utility of SOF.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Strategic Studies Department held its second annual academic symposium on 'Irregular Warfare: The Strategic Utility of Special Operations Forces (SOF)' in May 2007. The event was designed to present and discu...

H. R. Yarger J. Hasler M. Boyatt S. J. Hashem W. Ishimoto

2007-01-01

91

High power Yb-doped fiber laser operates at special wavelength  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Yb-doped fiber lasers (YDFL) have been one of the most widely studied project in last 10 years due to its capability in high power output with excellent beam quality. The optical properties of Yb3+ ions in silica glass allow lasing over wide spectral range from 0.98 to 1.2 ?m. Up to now, most of the researches focus on YDFL lasing at 1.06-1.12?m, which is most common wavelength band. Actually YFDL operates at other special wavelength bands (i.e., 1.17?m or 1.02?m) are widely required in many application fields. In this paper, we will reports the recent research results of high power YDFL operates at special wavelength. By using Yb3+-doped double-clad silicate fiber as the gain medium and commercial pigtailed laser diode as the pump source, we have demonstrated (1) an allfiberizied YDFL operates at 1.12?m, a record output power of 178 W is obtained, the power is further boosted to be 309 W by using one stage of fiber amplifier (2) an all-fiberizied YDFL operates at 1.173 ?m, a record output power of 15.7 W is obtained when the pump power is 28 W. (3) an all-fiberizied YDFL operates at 1.018 ?m, a record output power of 309 W is obtained when the pump power is 435 W.

Zhang, Hanwei; Jiang, Man; Xiao, Hu; Wang, Xiaolin; Zhou, Pu; Liu, Zejin

2013-09-01

92

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

93

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. E. Fialkovich; S. Block

1980-01-01

94

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation...Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Those persons identified in Section...route RNAV operations in the State of Alaska and its airspace on published...

2013-01-01

95

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

96

Special Event Transportation Service Planning and Operations Strategies for Transit  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this project was to meet the expressed needs of Florida transit agencies for the development of a guide for special event transportation services that could benefit transit agencies and the organizations they must coordinate with for the provision of services. An overview of transportation planning and management for special events is presented. The current practices of Florida

Jay A Goodwill; Ann Joslin

2006-01-01

97

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Operations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Federal Special Federal...Operations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Those persons identified... a. This SFAR permits TSO C145a/C146a GPS (RNAV) systems to be used for IFR...

2009-01-01

98

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Operations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Federal Special Federal...Operations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in Alaska Those persons identified... a. This SFAR permits TSO C145a/C146a GPS (RNAV) systems to be used for IFR...

2010-01-01

99

The missing dimension: IDF special operations forces and strategy in the Second Lebanon War  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the course of the 2006 Lebanon War the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) employed special operations forces (SOF) for raids against Hizb'allah's command and control structure. This article argues that a faulty conceptualization of the value of special operations and misguided expectations determined by the new IDF concept of operations impacted adversely on the employment of SOF for this kind

Niccolò Petrelli

2012-01-01

100

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

101

46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations § 167.30-10 Special...testing required when making alterations, repairs, or other such...undertaken with safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such...carry combustible liquids or chemicals in bulk; or,...

2011-10-01

102

SSA Building Blocks - Transforming Your Data and Applications into Operational Capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Electronic System Center's 850 Electronic Systems Group (ELSG) is currently using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to rapidly create net-centric experimental prototypes. This SOA has been utilized effectively across diverse mission areas, such as global air operations and rapid sensor tasking for improved space event management. The 850 ELSG has deployed a working, accredited, SOA on the SIPRNET and provided real-time space information to five separate distributed operations centers. The 850 ELSG has learned first-hand the power of SOAs for integrating DoD and non-DoD SSA data in a rapid and agile manner, allowing capabilities to be fielded and sensors to be integrated in weeks instead of months. This opens a world of opportunity to integrate University data and experimental or proof-of-concept data with sensitive sensors and sources to support developing an array of SSA products for approved users in and outside of the space community. This paper will identify how new capabilities can be proactively developed to rapidly answer critical needs when SOA methodologies are employed and identifies the operational utility and the far-reaching benefits realized by implementing a service-oriented architecture. We offer a new paradigm for how data and application producer's contributions are presented for the rest of the community to leverage.

Buell, D.; Hawthorne, Shayn, L.; Higgins, J.

103

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

104

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-04-01

105

46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS PUBLIC NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations...operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like fire-producing...operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2009-10-01

106

46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS PUBLIC NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS Repairs or Alterations...operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like fire-producing...operations involving riveting, welding, burning, or like...

2010-10-01

107

Operant Conditioning: A Tool for Special Physical Educators in the 1980s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The usefulness of operant conditioning for the special physical educator in managing behavior problems is pointed out, and steps to follow in applying operant conditioning techniques are outlined. (SB)|

Dunn, John M.; French, Ron

1982-01-01

108

Operant Conditioning: A Tool for Special Physical Educators in the 1980s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The usefulness of operant conditioning for the special physical educator in managing behavior problems is pointed out, and steps to follow in applying operant conditioning techniques are outlined. (SB)

Dunn, John M.; French, Ron

1982-01-01

109

48 CFR 970.3605-2 - Special construction clause for operating contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01...Special construction clause for operating contracts. 970.3605-2...Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY...REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Construction...

2012-10-01

110

48 CFR 970.3605-2 - Special construction clause for operating contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01...Special construction clause for operating contracts. 970.3605-2...Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY...REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Construction...

2011-10-01

111

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section...Financial Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. (a) If,...

2010-04-01

112

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section...Financial Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. (a) If,...

2009-04-01

113

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

114

Toward a Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces. Abbreviated Version.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two overarching needs of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) drove this study by the Committee on Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces: (1) reduce the quantity and weight of equipment carried on a mission and (2) add futu...

2009-01-01

115

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

116

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Steven Lambakis

1994-01-01

117

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 151.50-81 Section 151.50-81...Requirements § 151.50-81 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When table 151.05 refers to this...

2012-10-01

118

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

119

Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator. Specialized Equipment. Training Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perky, Sandra Dutreau; And Others

120

Joint Assessment of ETRR-2 Research Reactor Operations Program, Capabilities, and Facilities  

SciTech Connect

A joint assessment meeting was conducted at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency (EAEA) followed by a tour of Egyptian Second Research Reactor (ETRR-2) on March 22 and 23, 2006. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the capabilities of the new research reactor and its operations under Action Sheet 4 between the U.S. DOE and the EAEA, ''Research Reactor Operation'', and Action Sheet 6, ''Technical assistance in The Production of Radioisotopes''. Preliminary Recommendations of the joint assessment are as follows: (1) ETRR-2 utilization should be increased by encouraging frequent and sustained operations. This can be accomplished in part by (a) Improving the supply-chain management for fresh reactor fuel and alleviating the perception that the existing fuel inventory should be conserved due to unreliable fuel supply; and (b) Promulgating a policy for sample irradiation priority that encourages the use of the reactor and does not leave the decision of when to operate entirely at the discretion of reactor operations staff. (2) Each experimental facility in operation or built for a single purpose should be reevaluated to focus on those that most meet the goals of the EAEA strategic business plan. Temporary or long-term elimination of some experimental programs might be necessary to provide more focused utilization. There may be instances of emerging reactor applications for which no experimental facility is yet designed or envisioned. In some cases, an experimental facility may have a more beneficial use than the purpose for which it was originally designed. For example, (a) An effective Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) program requires nearby high quality medical facilities. These facilities are not available and are unlikely to be constructed near the Inshas site. Further, the BNCT facility is not correctly designed for advanced research and therapy programs using epithermal neutrons. (b) The ETRR-2 is frequently operated to provide color-enhanced gemstones but is operated infrequently for radioisotope production. Because the two irradiation programs compete by utilizing the same core locations, the issues should be resolved at a high level. (c) Cobalt-60 production uses the most valuable irradiation location in the ETRR-2 (the high neutron density flux-trap), but there seems to be no potential customer for the Co-60. Further, the low number of hours the reactor is operated per week precludes ever producing a marketable specific activity of Co-60. Accordingly, Co-60 production should be reevaluated. (d) ETRR-2 staff would benefit from additional training to successfully design new experiment facilities and utilize existing facilities more effectively. This training can include IAEA Fellowships, as well as topical DOE Sister Laboratory visits to gain experience using equipment and research tools at other research reactor facilities.

Bissani, M; O'Kelly, D S

2006-05-08

121

Biometrics in support of special forces medical operations.  

PubMed

Recommendations on ways in which the ODA can leverage biometrics in medical operations to improve their security, improve relations with indigenous personnel, and contribute to the larger theater biometrics program. PMID:23536454

Kershner, Michael R

2012-01-01

122

75 FR 61612 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of the listed airports are required to be equipped with an altitude encoding transponder. This action is not making any substantive changes to the regulation. DATES: Effective: October 6, 2010. FOR...

2010-10-06

123

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

124

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Instrumentation 4. Operation B. Engine Systems 1. Lubrication... a. TPE331-10-511M b. TPE331-5/6-252/251M...Overspeed 4. Fuel Control Spline VII. Fire Protection A. Introduction B. Engine Fire Detection...

2010-01-01

125

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Instrumentation 4. Operation B. Engine Systems 1. Lubrication... a. TPE331-10-511M b. TPE331-5/6-252/251M...Overspeed 4. Fuel Control Spline VII. Fire Protection A. Introduction B. Engine Fire Detection...

2009-01-01

126

1D Dirac operators with special periodic potentials  

Microsoft Academic Search

For 1D Dirac operators Ly= i J y' + v y, where J is a diagonal 2x2 matrix with entrees 1,-1 and v(x) is an off-diagonal matrix with L^2 [0,\\\\pi]-entrees P(x), Q(x) we characterize the class X of pi-periodic potentials v such that: (i) the smoothness of potentials v is determined only by the rate of decay of related spectral

Plamen Djakov; Boris Mityagin

2010-01-01

127

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

128

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges...capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges...capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This...

2009-04-01

129

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges...capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges...capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This...

2010-04-01

130

A model for ?-selfadjoint operators in ? 1 and a special linear pencil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The eigenvalue of nonpositive type of a p-selfadjoint operator A in a Pontrjagin space of index one is characterized in a model of A. Similar questions are studied for an eigen-value problem ?G-T in a Hilbert space with a selfadjoint operator T and a special operator G.

P. Jonas; H. Langer

1985-01-01

131

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

...Operators in the State of Hawaii A Appendix A to Part 136 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION...TOURS AND NATIONAL PARKS AIR TOUR MANAGEMENT Pt. 136, App. A Appendix A to Part 136âSpecial Operating Rules for Air Tour...

2010-01-01

132

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

...Operators in the State of Hawaii A Appendix A to Part 136 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION...TOURS AND NATIONAL PARKS AIR TOUR MANAGEMENT Pt. 136, App. A Appendix A to Part 136âSpecial Operating Rules for Air Tour...

2009-01-01

133

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 5, Edition 4, Fall 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine is a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals. Articles in this journal include: Dengue Fever, Guide to Prevention of Infectious Diseases during Military Deployments, the Ten Commandments of Nutrition:...

2005-01-01

134

Survey of Stimulant Use in U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The current needs of the US Air Force often demand that personnel work during extensive periods of sleep loss. To maintain alertness, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Battlefield Airmen may consume various alertness aids. However, no data exis...

A. D. Ogle B. M. Hartzler J. A. Young J. L. Caldwell S. Y. Guznov

2013-01-01

135

Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 6, Edition 1, Winter 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine is a peer reviewed journal for SOF Medical Professionals. Articles in this journal include: Walking Donor Transfusion in a Gar Forward Environment, Guerrilla Warfare Medicine: A Review of the Literature and the P...

2006-01-01

136

30 CFR 947.822 - Special performance standards-operations on alluvial valley floors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE WASHINGTON § 947.822 Special performance standardsâoperations...alluvial valley floors, except in those coalfields in Washington west of the crest of the Cascade Mountain...

2013-07-01

137

30 CFR 947.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE WASHINGTON § 947.823 Special performance standardsâoperations on prime farmland. Part 823 of this chapter,...

2013-07-01

138

Health-Risk Appraisal of Naval Special Operations Forces Personnel Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The relationship between exposure to extreme physical and mental activities and adverse environments to the susceptibility to injuries, disease, and death has not been examined for Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel. The purpose of the Health Risk ...

K. R. Johnson M. Q. Wang

2000-01-01

139

United States Special Operations Command Strategic Issues for the Long War.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Within the United States military the Secretary of Defense has designated the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) as the supported combatant command in the Global War on Terrorism. However the scope of the national strategy is vastly beyond...

J. T. Wiley

2006-01-01

140

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 5, Edition 3, Summer 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine is a peer review journal for SOF medical professionals. Articles in this issue include: South American Military Working Horses Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia, Army Range Casualty, Attrition, and Surgery Ra...

2005-01-01

141

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

142

Executive Report: JSOU (Joint Special Operations University) First Annual Symposium, 2-5 May 2006, Hurlburt Field, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Joint Special Operations University (Hurlburt Field, Florida) inaugural symposium 2-5 May 2006 -- Countering Global Insurgency -- attracted 122 participants. The event was designed to present and discuss relevant issues to the special operations commu...

J. A. Bates J. D. Celeski R. Peters W. Ishimoto W. G. Boykin

2006-01-01

143

TPAP Operating System Executive.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes a special purpose, virtual operating system designed to enhance the flexibility and capability of the Transaction Processing System within the Honeywell Series 60/6000/600 Information Systems. The special purpose operating system is ...

R. Ewing

1975-01-01

144

Adaptation, Poverty and Well-Being: Some Issues and Observations with Special Reference to the Capability Approach and Development Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea that people adapt to poverty and deprivation by suppressing their wants, hopes and aspirations has gained a lot of currency in development ethics. While the 'adaptation problem' is often cited as one of the primary arguments for abandoning utility-based concepts of well-being in favor of the capability approach, it also has serious implications for the capability approach and

David A. Clark

2009-01-01

145

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yasser Gadallah; Mohamed Adel Serhani; Nader Mohamed

2010-01-01

146

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Spencer Mawby

2002-01-01

147

Secret Air War Over France USAAF Special Operations Units in the French Campaign of 1944.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents an historical account of the operations of United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) special operations units in the French campaign of 1944. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it is intended to be a brief history of the creatio...

B. V. Moore

1992-01-01

148

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2008-02-11

149

Capabilities of Small Stature Women to Perform Operational Flight Tasks During G-Stress. (Abstracts).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To accommodate the needs of women in participating in expanded combat roles, NAWCAD is investigating the dynamic strength capabilities of small stature females (54.4 kg (120 lb.) or less) to eject, support added head weight, and fly under G-stress. Within...

B. Shender

1999-01-01

150

Development of a remote minimally-invasive surgical system with operational environment transmission capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a tele-endoscopic surgical system with force feedback capability. The system consists of multi-media cockpit, surgical site and communication link. The multimedia cockpit is equipped with force feedback type master manipulators, visual and auditory information presentation apparatuses, and foot switches. A slave manipulator with 3 arms is located at the surgical site; the left and right arms hold

Mamoru Mitsuishi; Jumpei Arata; Katsuya Tanaka; Manabu Miyamoto; Takumi Yoshidome; Satoru Iwata; Shin'ichi Warisawa; Makoto Hashizume

2003-01-01

151

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-10-01

152

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

153

Autonomous operation of wind-battery hybrid power system with maximum power extraction capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hybrid operation of a remote area power system consisting of a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based wind turbine, a battery storage unit and a dummy load is investigated in this paper. The battery storage unit operates as a source or load, depending on the wind power output and loading conditions of the system. The battery storage is connected

Nishad Mendis; Kashem M. Muttaqi; Saad Sayeef; Sarath Perera

2010-01-01

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

156

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Training Supplement to Fall 2008. Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

When United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) command surgeon COL Warner 'Rocky' Farr considers the lessons learned by his command from recent wars, he quickly notes that many of the same lessons were learned in the course of every modern wa...

2008-01-01

157

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 8, Edition 1, Winter 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This issue of the JSOM follows the December 2007 Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) meeting here in Tampa. SOMA continues to grow; we expected 1000 attendees perhaps, up from 800 last year, and ended up getting more like 1200. I attached some o...

2008-01-01

158

Aerobic performance of Special Operations Forces personnel after a prolonged submarine deployment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Navy's Sea, Air and Land Special Operations Forces personnel (SEALs) perform a physically demanding job that requires them to maintain fitness levels equivalent to elite athletes. As some missions require SEALs to be deployed aboard submarines for extended periods of time, the prolonged confinement could lead to deconditioning and impaired mission-related performance. The objective of this field study

D. M. Fothergill; J. R. Sims

2000-01-01

159

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

H. Lowery; B. Mitchell

2000-01-01

160

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 8, Edition 4, Fall 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Featured Articles: *Adaptive Eyewear: Freeing the (Visually) Oppressed by Gerald D. DePold; *Battlefield Use of Human Plasma by Special Operations Forces by MSG Christopher Murphy; *Thoughts on Aid Bags: Part Two by SFC Justin A Ball & MSG Michael R Hetzl...

2008-01-01

161

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

162

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

163

‘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

164

Email Marketing for U.S. Army and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Recruiting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

U.S. Army and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Recruiters in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) currently use four prospecting strategies to recruit Future Soldiers. These include telephone, referral, face-to-face, and internet or e-mail prospecting...

I. G. McGrath

2007-01-01

165

‘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

166

HMS Invincible and operation Bolton—A modern capability for a modern crisis  

Microsoft Academic Search

HMS Invincible played a major role during the crisis in November 1997 over the UNSCOM weapons inspections in Iraq, participating in Operation BOLTON which for the Captain lasted the whole crisis. Captain Burnett?Nugent here gives an in depth account of HMS Invincible’s mission. He describes the set?up of the Operation and draws out some key lessons identified from Invincible’s, earlier

1998-01-01

167

An Improved Utility Interface for Microturbine Generation System With Stand-Alone Operation Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, an alternative filter and control approach for the design of a microturbine's utility interface is proposed. The new method employs a unified current-regulated controller to drive the system converter as a power conditioner for the grid-tied operation and an emergent generator for the stand-alone operation, where few current sensors are required to serve the controller for both

Fu-Sheng Pai

2006-01-01

168

Effects of quantum noises and noisy quantum operations on entanglement and special dense coding  

SciTech Connect

We show how noncommuting noises could cause a Bell state {chi}{sub 0} to suffer entanglement sudden death (ESD). ESD may similarly occur when a noisy operation acts, if the corresponding Hamiltonian and Lindblad operator do not commute. We study the implications of these in special dense coding S. When noises that cause ESD act, we show that {chi}{sub 0} may lose its capacity for S before ESD occurs. Similarly, {chi}{sub 0} may fail to yield information transfer better than classically possible when the encoding operations are noisy, though entanglement is not destroyed in the process.

Quek, Sylvanus; Li Ziang; Yeo Ye [Hwa Chong Institution, 661 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269734 (Singapore); Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 (Singapore)

2010-02-15

169

Diver-based Rapid Response Capability for Maritime-Port Security Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maritime-Port Security Dive Operations cross many geographic boundaries and regional jurisdictions, and are conducted by US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Public Safety Dive Teams (PSDT). They include underwater search of ship hulls, piers, pilings, docks, and bottom berthing areas for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), contraband, mines, and other

Dennis G. Gallagher

2011-01-01

170

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

171

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

SciTech Connect

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

Bakken, H.L.

1996-04-01

172

Optimal coefficients of the special FD operator for the CNS-FDTD method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optimal coefficients of the special finite difference (FD) operator for the complex nonstandard FDTD (CNS-FDTD) method are presented. To derive the coefficients, we employ a semi-analytical method. The propagation constant is a complex number in lossy media, therefore our method is more complicated than the one for the NS-FDTD method. However, our proposed method is efficient for obtaining the optimal

Tadao Ohtani; Yasushi Kanai

2010-01-01

173

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1996-01-01

174

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

175

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

176

The most frequently requested precombat refresher training by the Special Forces medics during Operation Enduring Freedom.  

PubMed

The tactical environment and the mission given the Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan during the initial phases of Operation Enduring Freedom placed the Special Operations Forces medics (18Ds) in a position of significant medical responsibility. The 18Ds became the primary care providers for the indigenous anti-Taliban fighters as well as U.S. military personnel; the care of the latter was further complicated by long evacuation times. Because of these issues and several events that occurred in the combat zone, the 18Ds requested their supporting forward surgical team (FST) (274th FST) to provide specific refresher training before combat deployment into Afghanistan. The areas of greatest interest and concern were orthopedics, field transfusions, and field-expedient anesthesia. It is hoped that the training prepared and given to the 18Ds by the personnel of the 274th FST and presented in this article not only was useful to them but also will be of benefit to 18Ds who find themselves in similar situations in the future. PMID:15724851

Peoples, George E; Gerlinger, Tad; Budinich, Craig; Burlingame, Brian

2005-01-01

177

Planning for success: desired characteristics of special operations surgeons, a pilot study.  

PubMed

Background: Selection criteria for Special Operations Forces (SOF) physicians are often unclear to potential candidates without prior SOF experience. To date, no published career resource exists to guide the careers of physicians interested in becoming a SOF surgeon. Using a survey tool, desirable characteristics and personal attributes were identified that can be used to inform candidate career decisions and better prepare them for a future position in Special Operations. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey instrument was developed and distributed to current Army SOF Command Surgeons for further distribution to subordinate surgeons. Results were analyzed as a cohort and by subordinate command. Results: Respondents consisted of current SOF Surgeons. Uniformly, the individual characteristics most strongly desired are professionalism, being a team player, and leadership. Possessing or obtaining Airborne and Flight Surgeon qualifications prior to consideration for a surgeon position was highly desired. Residency training within Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine constituted the vast majority of specialty preference. Conclusions: Understanding which characteristics and attributes are desirable to current surgeons and commanders can aid physicians interested in SOF surgeon positions. Using this study and future studies can guide career planning and foster the selection of ideally trained physicians who will operate at the tip of the spear. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. PMID:23032314

Campbell, Barrett H; Alderman, Shawn M

2012-01-01

178

Principal capability in special schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid changes in educational policy and practice, and widespread development in technological, communicative, legal, social, and medical fields, have dramatically impacted the global educational landscape over the last three decades. Educational research has subsequently generated a focus on educational leadership, and much investigation has been made into the nature and effects of a range of leadership styles, abilities and skills,

Peter OBrien

2010-01-01

179

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Technical Standards § 25.256 Special...of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the fixed satellite service in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band must negotiate...

2011-10-01

180

Journal of Special Operation Medicine: A Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals. Training Supplement, Winter 10.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Management of medical emergencies is best accomplished by appropriately trained physicians in an Emergency Department setting. Special Operations Combat Medics (SOCMs), however, may often find themselves in austere tactical environments where evacuation o...

2010-01-01

181

Modular technology of developing of the extensions of a CAD system. The axonometric piping diagrams. Common and special operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applying the modular technology of developing of the problem-oriented\\u000aextensions of a CAD system to a problem of automation of creating of the\\u000aaxonometric piping diagrams on an example of the program system TechnoCAD\\u000aGlassX is described. The features of realization of common operations,\\u000acomposition and realization of special operations of a designing of the schemas\\u000aof the special technological

Ilsur T. Safin; Vladimir V. Migunov; Rustem R. Kafiyatullov

2004-01-01

182

Modular technology of developing of the extensions of a CAD system. The axonometric piping diagrams. Common and special operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applying the modular technology of developing of the problem-oriented extensions of a CAD system to a problem of automation of creating of the axonometric piping diagrams on an example of the program system TechnoCAD GlassX is described. The features of realization of common operations, composition and realization of special operations of a designing of the schemas of the special technological

Ilsur T. Safin; Vladimir V. Migunov; Rustem R. Kafiatullov

2004-01-01

183

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-10-01

184

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

PubMed

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

Carlson, Mark J; Jaenen, Suzanne P

2012-07-01

185

Strategic planning for waste management: Characterization of chemically and radioactively hazardous waste and treatment, storage, and disposal capabilities for diverse and varied multisite operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information about current and projected waste generation as well as available treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) capabilities and needs is crucial for effective, efficient, and safe waste management. This is especially true for large corporations that are responsible for multisite operations involving diverse and complex industrial processes. Such information is necessary not only for day-to-day operations, but also for strategic

R. L. Jolley; A. L. Rivera; E. C. Fox; G. J. Hyfantis; J. F. McBrayer

1988-01-01

186

Observations and Operational Products from the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed five ultraviolet remote sensing instru-ments for the Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). These instruments known as SSULI (Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager) are on the DMSP block of 5D3 satellites, which first launched in 2003. The DMSP satellites are launched in a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 830 km. SSULI measures vertical profiles of the natural airglow radiation from atoms, molecules and ions in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere by viewing the earth's limb at a tangent altitude of approximately 50 km to 750 km. Limb observations are made from the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) to the far ultraviolet (FUV) over the wavelength range of 80 nm to 170 nm, with 1.8 nm resolution. An extensive operational data processing system, the SSULI Ground Data Analysis Software (GDAS), has been developed to generate environmental data products from SSULI spectral data in near-real time for use at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA). The operational software uses advanced science algorithms developed at NRL and was designed to calibrate data from USAF Raw Sensor Data Records (RSDR) and generate Environmental Data Records (EDRs). Data products from SSULI observations include vertical profiles of electron (Ne) densities, N2, O2, O, O+, Temperature and also vertical Total Electron Content (TEC). On October 18, 2009, the third SSULI sensor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, aboard the DMSP F18 spacecraft. An overview of the SSULI operational program and the status of the F18 sensor will be discussed.

Dandenault, Patrick; Nicholas, Andrew C.; Coker, Clayton; Budzien, Scott A.; Chua, Damien H.; Finne, Ted T.; Metzler, Christopher A.; Dymond, Kenneth F.

187

Approximation capability to functions of several variables, nonlinear functionals, and operators by radial basis function neural networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to explore the representation capability of radial basis function (RBF) neural networks. The main results are: 1) the necessary and sufficient condition for a function of one variable to be qualified as an activation function in RBF network is that the function is not an even polynomial, and 2) the capability of approximation to

Tianping Chen; Hong Chen

1995-01-01

188

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.

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

189

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. (JINS, 2011, 17, 1-8). PMID:21466738

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

2011-04-01

190

Occupational hazards of missile operations with special regard to the hydrazine propellants.  

PubMed

The second generation of ballistic missiles and boosters, characterized by increased range and quick reaction capability, required the development of new high-energy storage propellants. This exploration led to the introduction of hydrazine (Hz), monomethylhydrazine (MMH), and 1,1-dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) into the USAF inventory. These compounds are all storable, noncryogenic, high-energy fuels which may be used alone or in combination as mixed amine fuels. Early toxicology experiments were to produce data on acute and subacute effects of the propellants in order to set standards for test and operational procedures to protect propellant handlers. The early work indicated that, despite similar chemical characteristics, there were marked differences between the compounds in terms of toxicological mechanisms. Since the propellant systems have been used for some 15 years, recent emphasis on toxicology has been centered on the more chronic effects and on an increasing body of evidence from animal experiments that the compounds may possess oncogenic potential as well as chronic systemic effects. This paper addresses itself to data leading up to current occupational standards. PMID:346014

Back, K C; Carter, V L; Thomas, A A

1978-04-01

191

Pre-deployment training recommendations for Special Forces Medical Sergeants based on recent Operation Enduring Freedom experiences.  

PubMed

Retrospective analysis of patient records from two 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group combat rotations in Operation Enduring Freedom reveals a high volume of medical activity over a wide range of medical issues managed by Special Forces Medical Sergeants (MOS 18Ds). The initial training curriculum for 18Ds has been modified to provide graduating 18Ds with a refresher course and updated credentialing before reporting to their first unit. However, due to the high operational tempo, subsequent biannual refresher training has proven difficult for at least one Special Forces unit. Units must plan ahead between deployments to balance medic recredentialing with unit pre-mission training and individual non-medical training. PMID:20112643

Hughes, John; Hughes, Teresa

2009-01-01

192

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Effective combat trauma management strategies de- pend upon an understanding of the epidemiology of death on the battlefield. Methods: A panel of military medical experts reviewed photo- graphs and autopsy and treatment records for all Special Operations Forces (SOF) who died between October 2001 and November 2004 (n 82). Fatal wounds were classified as nonsurvivable or poten- tially survivable.

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

2007-01-01

193

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kunrong Wang; Fred C. Lee; Jason Lai

2000-01-01

194

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

195

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).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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. Mississippi State Univer...

A. Mehra V. Anantharaj S. Payne L. Kantha

1996-01-01

196

78 FR 61445 - Seventy-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne...Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne...Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems...

2013-10-03

197

68 FR 35473 - RTCA Special Committee 201: Aeronautical Operation Control (AOC) Message Hazard Mitigation (AMHM)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Aeronautical Operation Control (AOC) Message Hazard Mitigation (AMHM) AGENCY...Operational Control (AOC) Message Hazard Mitigation (AMHM...Operational Control (AOC), Data Link Services. [sbull] Subgroup...Guidelines for Application of AOC Data Link Services. [sbull]...

2003-06-13

198

43 CFR 3809.100 - What special provisions apply to operations on segregated or withdrawn lands?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management General Information § 3809.100 What special...

2012-10-01

199

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 1, Edition 3, Fall 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial contents: BLS and ACLS changes, Dry Fibrin Dressing, U.S. Army Special Forces Diving Medical Technician Training, Biomedical research and Development Update, Relieving Painful 'Shin Splints', Primer on Army SOF Deployment Medical Surveillance, Uni...

D. L. Hammer D. S. Heintz M. D. DuGuay S. E. Anderson W. J. Anderson

2001-01-01

200

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii A Appendix A to Part 136 Aeronautics...for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii Section 1. Applicability . This...tour flights conducted in the State of Hawaii under 14 CFR parts 91, 121, and...

2013-01-01

201

Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 10, Edition 4, Fall 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Physical training for United States military personnel requires a combination of injury prevention and performance optimization to counter unintentional musculoskeletal injuries and maximize warrior capabilities. Determining the most effective activities ...

2010-01-01

202

Building Alliance Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the fact that they represent a growing element of business strategy, alliances between organisations quite often result in failure. This is partly due to the fact that firms have not built up adequate capabilities to manage alliances. Special management techniques have to be implemented in order to strengthen the organisation’s alliance capability. This article evaluates a number of these

Johan Draulans; Ard-Pieter deMan; Henk W. Volberda

2003-01-01

203

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785.12 Section...Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF...INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL...

2013-07-01

204

Road March Performance of Special Operations Soldiers Carrying Various Loads and Load Distributions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examined the influence of load and load distribution on road march performance. Subjects were 21 Special Forces Soldiers who performed six individual road marches carrying three loads (34, 48 and 61 kg) and two pack systems (ALICE pack and an e...

J. Knapik R. Johnson P. Ang H. Meiselman C. Bensel

1993-01-01

205

International Labour Standards and Technical Co-Operation: The Case of Special Public Works Programmes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Applies international labor standards to results of the International Labour Office's special public works programs to discover whether program intentions have been met. Finds that while productive employment has been pursued, popular participation is not occurring and such issues as (1) forced labor, (2) child employment, and (3) inequality of…

Mayer, Jean

1989-01-01

206

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...practicable from land but, in any case, not less than 3 nautical miles from the nearest land. Such comminuted or ground food wastes shall be capable of passing through a screen with opening no greater than 25 millimeters. [CGD 94-056, 60...

2009-07-01

207

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

208

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation Federal...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL...Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60âAir Traffic Control System Emergency...

2010-01-01

209

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping...operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section...completely isolated from any systems containing water, such as slop tanks, ballast...

2012-10-01

210

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping...operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. When Table 1 refers to this section...completely isolated from any systems containing water, such as slop tanks, ballast...

2011-10-01

211

Injection-seeded pulsed Ti:sapphire laser with novel stabilization scheme and capability of dual-wavelength operation.  

PubMed

A gain-switched, single-frequency titanium-sapphire laser for atmospheric humidity measurements using the differential absorption lidar technique operating in the 820 nm wavelength region is described. The laser is pumped by a frequency-doubled, flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser at a repetition rate of 50 Hz and injection seeded by two external-cavity-diode lasers. The system yields pulses with an energy of 15 mJ and high spectral purity. We describe a novel active injection-locking technique that avoids the problems of established methods like dither-lock or ramp-and-fire. Furthermore, our method opens the possibility to switch between two wavelengths for alternating shots, in contrast to most established techniques that only allow operation at one wavelength. PMID:16121798

Ertel, Klaus; Linné, Holger; Bösenberg, Jens

2005-08-20

212

Injection-seeded pulsed Ti:sapphire laser with novel stabilization scheme and capability of dual-wavelength operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gain-switched, single-frequency titanium-sapphire laser for atmospheric humidity measurements using the differential absorption lidar technique operating in the 820 nm wavelength region is described. The laser is pumped by a frequency-doubled, flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser at a repetition rate of 50 Hz and injection seeded by two external-cavity-diode lasers. The system yields pulses with an energy of 15 mJ and high

Klaus Ertel; Holger Linné; Jens Bösenberg

2005-01-01

213

Nontraditional Uniforms Do Accord Prisoner of War Status for Special Operations Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Although SOF may be more effective than conventional armed forces for certain missions, the unconventional operational methods of SOF create a chink in their armor not faced by the conventional armed forces. The nontraditional attire worn by SOF while ope...

R. J. Drone

2003-01-01

214

48 CFR 3052.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...shall establish the maximum speed allowed at the airport. Vehicles shall be operated so as to be under safe control at all times, weather and traffic conditions considered. Vehicles must be equipped with head and taillights during the hours...

2012-10-01

215

48 CFR 1252.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the airport shall be established by airport management. Vehicles shall be operated so as to be under safe control at all times, weather and traffic conditions considered. Vehicles must be equipped with head and tail lights during the hours...

2012-10-01

216

A suspected case of systemic envenomation syndrome in a soldier returning from Iraq: implications for Special Forces Operations.  

PubMed

Upon returning to Denmark from a mission in Baghdad, Iraq, under Operation Iraqi Freedom, a 45-year-old Danish Special Forces soldier experienced serious and unexplainable symptoms after being stung by an arthropod. The soldier sought medical attention in an emergency department at a public hospital, where he was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to a wasp, bee, or mosquito sting, animals that are commonly found in Denmark. After a short period of observation, he was prescribed antihistamines and discharged. Within a few hours, the soldier developed severe symptoms consistent with a systemic envenomation. There is no proof of the existence of poisonous animals in Denmark that can cause such symptoms. On the basis of circumstantial evidence, an accidental importation of a venomous spider or scorpion by Danish Special Forces personnel might be the possible cause. PMID:20486513

Schäfer, Christopher Niels; Nissen, Lars R; Kofoed, Lars Thesbjerg; Hansen, Frank Østergård

2010-05-01

217

Capability enhancement and amputee care in Operation Iraqi Freedom: The role of a rehabilitation and prosthetics assistance team in reconstruction operations.  

PubMed

Defining the role of the U.S. Army Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Assistance Team in reconstruction operations was a key component of this first of its kind Army Medical Department (AMEDD) mission in a combat theater of operations. In the tradition of civil-military operations, a five-man team trained 11 Iraqi rehabilitation and prosthetic providers on best clinical, technical, and business practices to manage the nation's growing amputee population. The team instructed, assisted, and supervised Iraqi clinicians in the delivery of prosthetic and rehabilitation services to 124 patients over 350 patient clinical visits. After a successful transition from Multi-National Force-Iraq oversight to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense (MoD), the premier prosthetics and rehabilitation clinic in Iraq now provides services to patients from current and past conflicts, including civilians and pediatric patients. PMID:20731283

Scherer, Matthew

2009-05-01

218

Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents a comprehensive open source assessment of China's capability to conduct computer network operations (CNO) both during peacetime and periods of conflict. The result will hopefully serve as useful reference to policymakers, China special...

B. Krekel

2009-01-01

219

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

220

The short time transient thermal analysis of IMCCR in two special operating state  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new kind of induction motor with compound cage rotor (IMCCR) is proposed in this paper, in which rotor bars are composed of upper parts made of alloy (conductor for electric and magnetic) and lower parts made of cast aluminum. By using FEM, the electromagnetic and thermal fields of IMCCR are analyzed with coupling. The electromagnetic fields of motor operating

Cao Junci; Li Weili; Zhang Xiaochen; Tang Weihong

2010-01-01

221

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...designed for operation with the normal sources of engine and auxiliary...demonstration of the loss of normal engine generator must be established...electrical power system design and distribution of equipment loads on the system...After the unrestorable loss of normal engine generator power,...

2011-02-14

222

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...designed for operation with the normal sources of engine and auxiliary...demonstration of the loss of normal engine generator must be established...electrical power system design and distribution of equipment loads on the system...After the unrestorable loss of normal engine generator power,...

2011-06-23

223

OPERATION RULES DETERMINED BY RISK ANALYSIS FOR SPECIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS AT HYDRO-QUÉBEC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a new approach used by Hydro-Québec to determine the rules of automatic devices installed in its main power plants to maintain secure operation under extreme contingencies. An example of application of this approach is given to illustrate how to apply data mining technique for the rules of the automatic generator rejection and remote load shedding system (RPTC:

J. A. Huang; S. Harrison; L. Wehenkel; G. Vanier; F. Lévesque; A. Valette

224

48 CFR 3052.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and supported as required. All other construction markings on roads and adjacent parking lots may be either electric or battery...shall be operated so as to be under safe control at all times, weather and traffic conditions considered. Vehicles must be...

2011-10-01

225

48 CFR 1252.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and supported as required. All other construction markings on roads and adjacent parking lots may be either electric or battery...shall be operated so as to be under safe control at all times, weather and traffic conditions considered. Vehicles must be...

2011-10-01

226

Psychology at the Special Devices Center, Office of Naval Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Human Engineering Branch of the Special Devices Center, Office of Naval Research, is concerned with the coordination of men and machines. The complexity of naval equipment and procedures requires that special effort be made to adapt operational requirements to the psychological capabilities and limitations of human operators. Such coordination is achieved in two ways: (1) By the development of

Leonard C. Mead

1949-01-01

227

Comparative study of small wastewater treatment technologies under special operation conditions—COMPAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In rural areas, small wastewater treatment plants (SWWTPs) are a cost-efficient solution to sewage disposal issues. In Europe, SWWTPs are defined as plants for treating domestic wastewater up 50 PE. In Germany, about 2.2 million SWWTPs are in operation or are being installed. In France about 10–12 million people are served by decentralized systems. There are many different technical solutions

Matthias Barjenbruch; Eva Exner

2012-01-01

228

A New Combined Filter-Wrapper Framework for Gene Subset Selection with Specialized Genetic Operators  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper introduces a new combined filter-wrapper gene subset selection approach where a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is combined\\u000a with Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). This LDA-based GA algorithm has the major characteristic that the GA uses not only\\u000a a LDA classifier in its fitness function, but also LDA’s discriminant coefficients in its dedicated crossover and mutation\\u000a operators. This paper studies the

Edmundo Bonilla Huerta; J. Hernández Hernández; L. Hernández Montiel

229

Maxillary development in cleft palate patients with special reference to the effects of operation.  

PubMed Central

Thirty-one patients whose complete unilateral clefts of lip and palate had been repaired by early operation were followed up for 18 years. The results showed that repair of the hard palate is followed by deformity of the maxilla in a sufficient number of patients to suggest that we need to look for improved methods of repair of the hard palate. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 4 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 9

Muir, I. F.

1986-01-01

230

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

231

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

232

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

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Technical Standards § 25.257 Special...between NGSO MSS and LMDS. (a) Non-geostationary mobile satellite service (NGSO MSS) operators shall be licensed to...

2011-10-01

233

Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff. Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Automated Blood Cell Separator Device Operating by Centrifugal or Filtration Separation Principle.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

FDA believes that special controls, when combined with general controls, will be sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the automated blood cell separator device operating on a centrifugal or filtration separation pr...

2007-01-01

234

Analysis of the United States Special Operations Command's Acquisition Process to Determine Its Compliance with Acquisition Reform Initiatives of the Past Decade.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is a vital component of our nation's defense that is called upon daily to accomplish a wide variety of unique and challenging missions throughout the world. A critical element of USSOCOM's success is ...

J. F. Couture

1996-01-01

235

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Special Regulations of the Department of Transportation (14 CFR Part 372) A Appendix...OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) SPECIAL...Special Regulations of the Department of Transportation (14 CFR Part 372) Know...

2013-01-01

236

Electronic and microelectronic capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This brochure outlines the organizational structure and describes the fabrication and support capabilities of the Electronic Engineering Technology Branch of Harry Diamond Laboratories. This branch consists of five primary groups - Computer-Aided Operations (CAO), PC Board Facility; Thick Film Facility; Assembly/Model Shop, and Component Testing. The major equipment pieces associated with each group are described and illustrated to define the range of capabilities of this branch. The descriptions reveal both capability and function.

Kight, R. H.; Martin, D. W.

1982-07-01

237

Unipunch capability study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A universal mechanical operating system (designated the ''Unipunch''), which is a flexibly adjustable punching system used at Mound to punch clearance and tooling holes in flexible circuit materials, was studied to determine its capabilities. A designed e...

M. E. Sterrett R. S. Ramachandran

1991-01-01

238

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

2013-01-01

239

Nuclear Power in Developing Countries: The Transfer of Regulatory Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Rosen

240

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

241

Airborne Science Operations at NASA Dryden  

NASA Website

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center operates a fleet of specialized aircraft of varied capabilities to support environmental and Earth science research missions under the Airborne Science Program of the agency's Science Mission Directorate.

242

Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle - New capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) program is reviewed with reference to the current status of the program, vehicle description, and mission capabilities. The OMV, which will be available in 1991, will be able to economically deliver and retreive spacecraft from orbits beyond the practical limits of the Shuttle. It will be capable of meeting the present needs of the Space Transportation System and its payloads and the future space activities associated with the Space Station. In addition to the inherent capability of the OMV, it can be enhanced by the addition of special purpose mission kits to meet special mission needs, such as servicing, refueling, and recovery of tumbling satellites.

Huber, William G.

1987-10-01

243

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

244

Vital and Health Statistics Series 1, Number 51, May 2010. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSAP-SN), a module of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey conducted by the Centers for Diseas...

A. M. Frasier B. J. Skalland E. B. Foster H. M. Morrison J. Satorius K. L. Nysse-Carris K. S. Brooks M. D. Bramlett S. R. Chowdhury

2010-01-01

245

[Organization and contents of the specialized surgical care in multiprofile military hospitals of the 1st level during counter-terrorist operations on the northern Caucasus (report V)].  

PubMed

The principle difference of the work of multiprofile military hospitals (MMH) of the Ist level during the armed conflicts on the Northern Caucasus, particularly during the second, was rendering specialized surgical care to the primary contingent of the wounded, evacuated during the nearest hours after a wound. The incoming flow to MMH of the 1st level - in connection with the primary entering of the wounded practically from a battle field - was characterized by severity (one third of the wounded had severe and extremely severe wounds) and the significant number of the wounded with multiple and combined injuries (up to 60% of the wounded). Effective treatment of the above-mentioned wounded can only be carried by specially trained surgeons in appropriately-equipped multiprofile medical hospitals. The rendered volume of specialized surgical care in MMH of the 1st level included the following operations: neurosurgical (2,4%), thoracoabdominal (19,8%), traumatologic (17,0%), angiosurgical (8,2%), special (otorhinolaryngologic, maxillofacial, ophthalmologic, urologic) - 17,7%, general surgery (35,4%). During the armed conflict of 1999-2002 due to the introduction of the early specialized surgical care concept three MMH of the 1st level in the advanced way executed 86,4 % of all complex operations in medical units and hospitals of the combat zone. PMID:16737069

Gumanenko, E K; Samokhvalov, I M; Trusov, A A; Badalov, V I

2006-03-01

246

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

SciTech Connect

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

Rothrock, R.B.

1998-09-01

247

Ladder Operation Method by Dressed Special Functions and the Gram-Type Soliton Solutions of the 2+1 Dimensional Finite Toda Equation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have shown that the scheme of the ladder operation method can be formulated on the basis of the dressed special functions. By this technique we can construct both the Gram-type and the Casorati-type general N-soliton solutions with given special functions. As the concrete examples, we show that the present scheme can be applied to obtain the various solutions of the 2+1d Toda equations corresponding to the cylindrical solitons of both the infinite and finite chain, and the line shape propagating solitons of the finite chain (expressed by the multi-dimensional hyper-geometric functions.)

Nakamura, Akira

2005-07-01

248

Rise and Fall of the Brown Water Navy: Changes in the United States Navy Riverine Warfare Capabilities from the Vietnam War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The US is currently involved in a counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq, and similar to the counterinsurgency campaign conducted almost thirty years ago in Vietnam, riverine warfare is an important part. Current riverine forces include the Navy's Special Boa...

J. B. Scheffer

2005-01-01

249

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must operate the aircraft...provisions for necessary operating equipment specified in the aircraft's equipment...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must advise each...

2010-01-01

250

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must operate the aircraft...provisions for necessary operating equipment specified in the aircraft's equipment...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must advise each...

2009-01-01

251

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must operate the aircraft...provisions for necessary operating equipment specified in the aircraft's equipment...airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category must advise each...

2013-01-01

252

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

253

Wrangling in the Shadows: The Use of United States Special Forces in Covert Military Operations in the War on Terror  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, the United States Senate granted the use of all necessary and appropriate force to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the country. As part of this campaign against global terrorism, the United States Department of Defense sought an expanded role for Special Forces soldiers in covert

Michael McAndrew

2006-01-01

254

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

255

A set-up with load- and source-pull capabilities for phase noise and frequency stability characterization of microwave devices under oscillating operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Phase noise (PN) performance of microwave oscillators can be strongly affected by the device non-linear RF working regime; indeed PN performance are related to the frequency stability of the circuit, which depends not only on the circuit Q factor, but also on the large-signal (LS) device operating condition. Besides the device operating bias point, also its dynamic LS load line

Corrado Florian; Pier Andrea Traverso

2009-01-01

256

Why Bother? They Are Not Capable of This Level of Work: Manifestations of Teacher Attitudes in an Urban High School Self-Contained Special Education Classroom with Majority Blacks and Latinos  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using an ethnographic approach the study describes the curricula that veteran urban high school special educators use in self-contained special education classrooms with majority Blacks and Latinos. The findings show that the teachers routinely exposed students to elementary level curricula and to material that was rife with racist images of…

Crawford, Felicity A.

2007-01-01

257

National transportable telecommunications capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Boheim, Kenneth B.; Bach, Beverly

1991-09-01

258

Towards an effective and life long training of people with special needs for help desk operations utilising ICT  

Microsoft Academic Search

TELL-IT is an European Community project supported by the Leonardo Da Vinci II programme whose main objective is to develop a multimedia, flexible and continuing training program for on-the-job training for disabled people in order to be employed in the service provision sector and, more specifically, in helpdesk operations.

E. Bekiaris; A. R. Ascaso; E. C. Alvarez; C. Papatheodorou; M. T. A. Waldmeyer

2004-01-01

259

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

260

Special Education  

MedlinePLUS

... trust For Parents Home | LD Basics | Assessment & Evaluation | Early Childhood | Attention Deficit Disorder | Help with Your Child | Special Education | Mental Health Special Education Negotiating the special education ...

261

14 CFR Appendix A to Part 380 - Public Charter Operator's Surety Bond Under Part 380 of the Special Regulations of the Department...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Special Regulations of the Department of Transportation (14 CFR Part 380) A Appendix...OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) SPECIAL...Special Regulations of the Department of Transportation (14 CFR Part 380)...

2013-01-01

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A novel cryotherapy compression wrap in the management of acute ankle sprains: potential use for special operators on the battlefield.  

PubMed

Objective: Musculoskeletal injuries related to training and operational missions frequently affect military personnel. A common treatment for these injuries is the PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method, which is time consuming and impractical in the field. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the cryotherapy wrap compared to a traditional treatment in the management of acute ankle sprains. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in a university research laboratory with 13 subjects (9 males and 4 females) with the following physical characteristics: age (yr) 20.6 ? 2.2, height (cm) 177.0 ? 14.3, weight (kg) 76.6 ? 20.6, and body mass index (kg/m2) 24.1 ? 3.7. Participants were instructed to perform PRICE with a traditional ice pack and compression wrap (control group) or with an Arctic Ease? cryotherapy wrap (test group) for 48 hours following enrollment in the study. The Numeric Pain Scale, Foot and Ankle Ability Measure, and ankle/foot volumetric measurement were performed at initial presentation and 24-hour, 48-hour, and 7-day follow-up intervals. Results: While the comparison of the Numeric Pain Scale scores, Foot and Ankle Ability Measure scores, and volumetric changes between groups revealed no statistically significant differences (p > 0.01), there was an 86% compliance rate for subjects in the cryotherapy wrap group compared to a 17% compliance rate of subjects in the control group. Conclusions: The cryotherapy wraps performed comparably to ice therapy and therefore may be especially applicable to military personnel required to operate in austere and hostile environments where traditional therapies are unrealistic. Although this pilot study did not demonstrate that the cryotherapy wraps produce statistically superior results, trends emerged in the data suggesting that subject compliance rate may be improved by using an alternative form of cryotherapy compression, which could lead to better management of pain, edema, and functional recovery. Future research should include a larger sample size to verify this claim. PMID:23536452

Boland, Mark; Mulligan, Ivan; Payette, Justin; Serres, Jennifer; O'Hara, Reginald; Maupin, Genny

2012-01-01

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SPECIAL TOPICS -- Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: III. A review of animal management mitigation options.  

PubMed

The goal of this review was to analyze published data on animal management practices that mitigate enteric methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from animal operations. Increasing animal productivity can be a very effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of livestock product. Improving the genetic potential of animals through planned cross-breeding or selection within breeds and achieving this genetic potential through proper nutrition and improvements in reproductive efficiency, animal health, and reproductive lifespan are effective approaches for improving animal productivity and reducing GHG emission intensity. In subsistence production systems, reduction of herd size would increase feed availability and productivity of individual animals and the total herd, thus lowering CH4 emission intensity. In these systems, improving the nutritive value of low-quality feeds for ruminant diets can have a considerable benefit on herd productivity while keeping the herd CH4 output constant or even decreasing it. Residual feed intake may be a tool for screening animals that are low CH4 emitters, but there is currently insufficient evidence that low residual feed intake animals have a lower CH4 yield per unit of feed intake or animal product. Reducing age at slaughter of finished cattle and the number of days that animals are on feed in the feedlot can significantly reduce GHG emissions in beef and other meat animal production systems. Improved animal health and reduced mortality and morbidity are expected to increase herd productivity and reduce GHG emission intensity in all livestock production systems. Pursuing a suite of intensive and extensive reproductive management technologies provides a significant opportunity to reduce GHG emissions. Recommended approaches will differ by region and species but should target increasing conception rates in dairy, beef, and buffalo, increasing fecundity in swine and small ruminants, and reducing embryo wastage in all species. Interactions among individual components of livestock production systems are complex but must be considered when recommending GHG mitigation practices. PMID:24045470

Hristov, A N; Ott, T; Tricarico, J; Rotz, A; Waghorn, G; Adesogan, A; Dijkstra, J; Montes, F; Oh, J; Kebreab, E; Oosting, S J; Gerber, P J; Henderson, B; Makkar, H P S; Firkins, J L

2013-09-17

264

Laboratory microfusion capability study  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1993-05-01

265

Los Alamos upgrade in metallographic capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Wing 9 hot cell metallographic sample preparation and examination capability is being upgraded. The present capability to grind, polish, and etch samples from reactor fuels and materials has been in operation for 18 years. Upgraded capabilities in the sodium distillation unit and the grinding and polishing facilities and innovations in blister design for microstructural examinations are described in the paper.

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

1985-11-01

266

MANAGING THE EMERGENCE OF A DYNAMIC CAPABILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to provide insight in how to manage the emergence of a dynamic capability. We studied the operation of dynamic capabilities in two research groups. We found four coherent processes underlying the dynamic capabilities of the research groups: (1) a repeated project lifecycle process; (2) a co-evolutionary process of expertise development; (3) a dialectical process of balancing tensions;

FRANK BAKEMA; MATHIEU WEGGEMAN; HANS BERENDS

267

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

268

Enabling autonomous capabilities in underwater robotics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Underwater operations present unique challenges and opportunities for robotic applications. These can be at- tributed in part to limited sensing capabilities, and to lo- comotion behaviours requiring control schemes adapted to specific tasks or changes in the environment. From enhancing teleoperation procedures, to providing high-level instruction, all the way to fully autonomous operations, enabling autonomous capabilities is fundamental for the

Junaed Sattar; Gregory Dudek; Olivia Chiu; Ioannis M. Rekleitis; Philippe Giguère; Alec Mills; Nicolas Plamondon; Chris Prahacs; Yogesh Girdhar; Meyer Nahon; John-paul Lobos

2008-01-01

269

KSC Technical Capabilities Website.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is the website pages that review the technical capabilities that the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has for partnership opportunities. The purpose of this information is to make prospective customers aware of the capabilities and provide an oppo...

B. Nufer H. Bursian L. L. Brown

2010-01-01

270

Embeddedness of Organizational Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managers must regularly make decisions on how to access and deploy their limited resources in order to build organizational capabilities for a sustainable competitive ad- vantage. However, failure to recognize that organizational capabilities involve complex and intricately woven underlying processes may lead to an incomplete understanding of how capabilities affect competitive advantage. As a means of understanding this un- derlying

Rajdeep Grewal; Rebecca J. Slotegraaf

2007-01-01

271

Alaska Special Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides guidelines for the operation of local special education programs for Alaskan children with disabilities. It addresses: (1) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and basic concepts of special education; (2) identification of students with disabilities, referral, screening programs, and…

Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.

272

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

273

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

274

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 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...

2009-01-01

275

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

276

Metrology measurement capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Shroyer, K.

1997-02-01

277

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

278

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

279

Collision Avoidance for CTV: Requirements and Capabilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Cargo transfer vehicle (CTV) operations near Space Station Freedom will require positive collision avoidance maneuver (CAM) capability to preclude any change of collision, even in the event of CTV failures. The requirements for CAM are discussed, and the ...

T. P. Nosek

1991-01-01

280

NASA Biomedical Informatics Capabilities and Needs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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, f...

K. A. Johnson-Throop

2009-01-01

281

Federal Lightning Capability Requirements.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document outlines the lightning capability requirements from a large cross section of United States Federal Government agencies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requested that the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteo...

2008-01-01

282

Metrology measurement capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shroyer, K.

1995-01-01

283

Metrology measurement capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Barnes, L.M.

1997-06-01

284

Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Braswell, Ray, Ed.

285

Building A Sustainable, In-house System Dynamics Capability How an internal System Dynamics group can develop a distinctive service and become an enduring component of the company's operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

As consultants we have worked with our clients over many years to develop their in-house System Dynamics capabilities. Clearly, there are many advantages for our clients to continue the work with internal resources that we have often started. Despite strong agreement by both consultants and clients on the benefits of developing an in house capability, these efforts generally last for

Adolfo Canovi; Sharon Els; Alan Graham; Alexander Voigt

286

Capability and Clinical Success  

PubMed Central

Better outcomes for chronic diseases remain elusive because success depends on events outside the control of the health care system: patients’ ability to mange their health behaviors and chronic diseases. Among the most powerful influences on self-management are the social and environmental constraints on healthy living, yet the clinical response to these environmental determinants is poorly developed. A potential approach for addressing social determinants in practice, as well as planning and evaluating community responses, is the capability framework. Defined as the real opportunity to achieve a desired lifestyle, capability focuses attention on the material conditions that constrain real opportunity and how opportunity emerges from the interaction between personal resources and the social environment. Using examples relevant to chronic disease and behavior change, we discuss the clinical application of the capability framework.

Ferrer, Robert L.; Carrasco, Alejandra Varela

2010-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

288

Available transfer capability and first order sensitivity  

SciTech Connect

A method of calculating Available Transfer Capability and the exploration of the first order effects of certain power system network variables are described. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered that bulk electrical control areas must provide to market participants a ``commercially viable`` network transfer capability for the import, export, and through-put of energy. A practical method for deriving this transfer capability utilizing both linear and non-linear power flow analysis methods is developed that acknowledges both thermal and voltage system limitations. The Available Transfer Capability is the incremental transfer capability derived by the method reduced by margins. A procedure for quantifying the first order effect of network uncertainties such as load forecast error and simultaneous transfers on the calculated transfer capability of a power system snapshot are explored. The quantification of these network uncertainties can provide information necessary for system operation, planning, and energy market participation.

Gravener, M.H. [PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Valley Forge, PA (United States); Nwankpa, C. [Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)

1999-05-01

289

Specialized Documents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Munson, Ethan V.; da Pimentel, Maria Graça

290

Special Observations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The wind or temperature profiler is a new special observation device designed to supplement traditional atmospheric measurement and provide more accurate middle-range forecasts, including aviation and space applications. Radar is most useful in the short,...

D. Beran

1988-01-01

291

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.

292

Metrology Measurement Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Dr. Glen E. Gronniger

2007-10-02

293

Logic of Capabilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A logic of capabilities is introduced. We start by defining a language L in which not only knowledge and actions of a set of agents can be expressed but also their abilities. To formalize the planning of the agents, a Can-predicate and a Cannot-predicate ...

W. van der Hoek B. van Linder J. J. C. Meyer

1993-01-01

294

Strategic Mobility 21: Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) Revised.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this document is to define the initial capabilities for the dual-use Joint Distribution and Deployment Support Platform (JDDSP) being designed by the Strategic Mobility 21 (SM21) program. The JDDSP military initial operating capability (IOC...

E. Savacool

2010-01-01

295

Capability of Raman lidar for monitoring the variation of atmospheric CO2 profile  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lidar (Light detection and ranging) has special capabilities for remote sensing of many different behaviours of the atmosphere. One of the techniques which show a great deal of promise for several applications is Raman scattering. The detecting capability, including maximum operation range and minimum detectable gas concentration is one of the most significant parameters for lidar remote sensing of pollutants. In this paper, based on the new method for evaluating the capabilities of a Raman lidar system, we present an evaluation of detecting capability of Raman lidar for monitoring atmospheric CO2 in Hefei. Numerical simulations about the influence of atmospheric conditions on lidar detecting capability were carried out, and a conclusion can be drawn that the maximum difference of the operation ranges caused by the weather conditions alone can reach about 0.4 to 0.5km with a measuring precision within 30ppmv. The range of minimum detectable concentration caused by the weather conditions alone can reach about 20 to 35 ppmv in vertical direction for 20000 shots at a distance of 1 km on the assumption that other parameters are kept constant. The other corresponding parameters under different conditions are also given. The capability of Raman lidar operated in vertical direction was found to be superior to that operated in horizontal direction. During practical measurement with the Raman lidar whose hardware components were fixed, aerosol scattering extinction effect would be a significant factor that influenced the capability of Raman lidar. This work may be a valuable reference for lidar system designing, measurement accuracy improving and data processing.

Zhao, Pei-Tao; Zhang, Yin-Chao; Wang, Lian; Hu, Shun-Xing; Su, Jia; Cao, Kai-Fa; Zhao, Yue-Feng; Hu, Huan-Ling

2008-01-01

296

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

297

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

298

HIV postexposure prophylaxis for Special Forces soldiers.  

PubMed

Exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a recognized occupational hazard to healthcare personnel. The virus also presents an operational hazard to deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel. Management guidelines for work related exposure to HIV mainly deal with healthcare workers in a first world hospital environment. Formal guidelines for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regarding potential HIV exposure in third world environments have not been established. SOF personnel deploy to regions such as sub-Saharan Africa with a reported HIV prevalence of 35% or higher. This article examines the case of a SOF servicemember exposed to HIV in a confrontation with host nation personnel, the problems with trying to utilize current CDC guidelines and host-nation healthcare capabilities, and a proposed solution devised to ensure appropriate PEP in future cases. PMID:19813343

Lutz, Robert H; Carlton, Darrell; Taylor, Shawn F

2009-01-01

299

Generator over excitation capability and excitation system limiters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sometimes, power system events have shown the need for generators to operate in the overexcited region to support stable operation. Operation up to, and transiently beyond, the overexcited limits from the capability curve is sometimes required. The two main issues in the paper are the generator capability in this region and the design of OEL (overexcitation limiters) in the excitation

A. Murdoch; G. E. Boukarim; B. E. Gott; M. J. D'Antonio; R. A. Lawson

2001-01-01

300

Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff. Class II Special Controls Guidance: Automated Blood Cell Separator Device Operating by Centrifugal or Filtration Separation Principle.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We, FDA, are issuing this guidance document in conjunction with a Federal Register final rule reclassifying from class III to class II the automated blood cell separator device operating on a centrifugal separation principle intended for the routine colle...

2011-01-01

301

Gender differences in Italian children’s capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child well-being is analysed in this paper using the capability approach with a special focus on gender differences. The capabilities analysed are senses imagination and thought and play. These are crucial dimensions in the definition of child well-being and the country analysed performs particularly badly, with regards other industrialized countries. We estimate a Structural Equation Model (SEM) where the two

Addabbo Tindara; Di Tommao Maria Laura; Maccagnan Anna

2011-01-01

302

Special Places  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kennedy, Mike

2005-01-01

303

Special Places  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kennedy, Mike

2005-01-01

304

Special Relativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hamilton, Andrew

2007-05-21

305

Special Foods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This videotape gives details about innovative special food programs that are available through the VCS. A clever technique is used to present the information: the audience actually sits in on a meeting of VCS chiefs and their medical center directors as t...

1994-01-01

306

The impacts of capabilities and constraints of generating units on simultaneous scheduling of energy and primary reserve  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frequency control, as an ancillary service, is usually provided by generation reserves. Modern generating units have special\\u000a technical capabilities; e.g., their governor operation mode can be selected to be either active or passive, their ramp rate\\u000a can be selected to be either normal or fast, etc. On the other hand, generating units have some technical constraints; e.g.\\u000a some generating units

Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi; M. Sadegh Ghazizadeh

307

SEN'S CAPABILITY APPROACH AND GENDER INEQUALITY: SELECTING RELEVANT CAPABILITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be applied to conceptualize and assess gender inequality in Western societies. I first argue against the endorsement of a definitive list of capabilities and instead defend a procedural approach to the selection of capabilities by proposing five criteria. This procedural account is then used to generate a list of capabilities for

Ingrid Robeyns

2003-01-01

308

Training and Tactical Operationally Responsive Space Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current space assets managed by traditional space system control resources provide communication, navigation, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities using satellites that are designed for long life and high reliability. The next generation Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) systems are aimed at providing operational space capabilities which will provide flexibility and responsiveness to the tactical battlefield commander. These capabilities do not

B. Sorensen; R. Strunce J

2006-01-01

309

Supersymmetric ? operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Being chosen as a differential operator of a special form, the metric ? operator has become unitary equivalent to a one-dimensional Hermitian Hamiltonian with a natural supersymmetric structure. We show that fixing the superpartner of this Hamiltonian permits us to determine both the metric operator and the corresponding non-Hermitian Hamiltonian. Moreover, under an additional restriction on the non-Hermitian Hamiltonian, it has become a superpartner of another Hermitian Hamiltonian. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical devoted to ‘Quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators’.

Samsonov, Boris F.

2012-11-01

310

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

311

Specialized progenitors and regeneration.  

PubMed

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

Reddien, Peter W

2013-03-01

312

Specialized progenitors and regeneration  

PubMed Central

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

Reddien, Peter W.

2013-01-01

313

Special Needs--Special Boxes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This short article gives one a considerable insight into the realities of a present day primary classroom by describing how the author met the special needs of one particular child, and by so doing, helped to meet the needs of others in her class.|

Jurd, Elizabeth

2005-01-01

314

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

315

47 CFR 90.513 - Special provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Developmental Operation § 90.513...time, require a station engaged in developmental work to conduct special tests which are reasonable...

2011-10-01

316

47 CFR 90.513 - Special provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Developmental Operation § 90.513...time, require a station engaged in developmental work to conduct special tests which are reasonable...

2012-10-01

317

Camelot-a novel concept for a multiterawatt pulse power generator for single pulse, burst, or repetetion rate operation. Special report  

SciTech Connect

Superpower pulse generators are fast establishing themselves internationally as candidates for employment in a wide variety of military applications including electronic warfare and jamming, high energy beam weapons, and nuclear weapons effects simulation. Unfortunately, existing multimegajoule pulse power generators such as AURORA do not satisfy many Department of Defense goals for field-adaptable weapon systems-for example, repetition (rep) rate operation, high reliabilty, long life, ease of operation, and low maintenance. The Camelot concept is a multiterawatt rep ratable pulse power source, adaptable to a wide range of output parameters-both charged particles and photons. An analytical computer model has been developed to predict the power flowing through the device. A 5-year development program, culminating in a source region electromagnetic pulse simulator, is presented.

Stewart, A.G.

1981-04-01

318

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

319

USAF Distributed Mission Operations, an ADF Synthetic Range Interoperability Model and an AOD Mission Training Centre Capability Concept Demonstrator - What are They and Why Does the RAAF Need Them.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Today simulation technology allows warfighters to participate in a continuous training cycle and maintain a high state of combat readiness by using cost-effective simulation alternatives in conjunction with live-fly operations and training missions. Curre...

J. Blacklock L. Zalcman

2010-01-01

320

Logistics capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to explore how sustainable competitive advantage is generated in two Swedish best practice companies that successfully exploit logistics as a source for competitive advantage. Using a theoretical framework based on the resource-based view of the firm, this research elaborates on the links between operational and dynamic logistics capabilities and sustainable competitive advantage. The findings

Erik Sandberg; Mats Abrahamsson

2011-01-01

321

Advanced composites enhance coiled tubing capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

From early coiled tubing (CT) use to recent operations, most concerns have been about tube damage from past service and remaining safe working life. Composite CT (CCT) is designed and constructed to exhibit unique anisotropic characteristics relative to steel or alternative isotropic materials that expand burst, collapse, tensile and compressive load performance capabilities. In 1988, Conoco Inc. began a development

A. Sas-Jaworsky; J. G. Williams

1994-01-01

322

A portable ECG monitoring device with Bluetooth and Holter capabilities for telemedicine applications.  

PubMed

A prototype of a portable ECG-monitoring device has been developed for clinical and non-clinical environments as part of a telemedicine system to provide remote and continuous surveillance of patients. The device can acquire, store and/or transmit ECG signals to computer-based platforms or specially configured access points (AP) with Intranet/Internet capabilities in order to reach remote monitoring stations. Acquired data can be stored in a flash memory card in FAT16 format for later recovery, or transmitted via Bluetooth or USB to a local station or AP. This data acquisition module (DAM) operates in two modes: Holter and on-line transmission. PMID:17946295

Lucani, Daniel; Cataldo, Giancarlos; Cruz, Julio; Villegas, Guillermo; Wong, Sara

2006-01-01

323

Entanglement capability of a self-inverse Hamiltonian evolution  

SciTech Connect

We determine the entanglement capability of a self-inverse Hamiltonian evolution, which reduces to the known result for the Ising Hamiltonian, and identify optimal input states for yielding the maximal entanglement rate. We introduce the concept of the operator entanglement rate, and find that the maximal operator entanglement rate gives a lower bound on the entanglement capability of a general Hamiltonian.

Wang, Xiaoguang; Sanders, Barry C. [Department of Physics and Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, (Australia)

2003-07-01

324

Metrology Measurement Capabilities, (Final Report).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 o...

G. E. Gronniger

2012-01-01

325

Operative treatment and outcome of unstable distal radial fractures using a palmar T-miniplate at a non-specialized institution.  

PubMed

Treatment options for displaced distal radial fractures are still a controversial topic of discussion. Although good results for the palmar plating of high-volume centers have been published, evidence of its successful use in smaller institutions is still lacking. We report the clinical and radiological results of the treatment for 84 distal radial fractures with a single 2.4-mm T-miniplate in an institution performing <30 procedures per year. According to the AO classification system, there were 30 A, 5 B, and 49 C fractures with a patients mean age of 64 years. After a minimum of 12-month follow-up, we found very good and good results according to the Gardland and Sarmiento scores and a DASH of 5.6. Only five patients were classified as having a moderate outcome. A remaining intra-articular step-off of more than 1 mm was seen in 15 patients. In a comparison of grip strength between the injured and uninjured hands, we saw a difference of 6.8 % less on the injured side. We saw two instances of tendon rupture and one of tendon irritation due to prominent dorsal screws and necessitating revision surgery. Flexor tendon irritation was noted in one patient, requiring a second operation. Modern treatment for distal radial fractures can be performed successfully and with good clinical outcome in smaller institutions. Based on the high and increasing incidence of distal radial fractures, there is no need to transfer these patients into high-volume centers. Level of evidence Case study, Level IV. PMID:23918414

Skouras, E; Hosseini, Y; Berger, V; Wegmann, K; Koslowsky, T C

2013-08-06

326

Atlas capabilities for non-geosynchronous orbits  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atlas, with the Centaur upper stage, is well known for launching geosynchronous communications satellites. Atlas, however, also has excellent capabilities for launches to other, nongeosynchronous orbits which can be useful for communications. In 1958, an Atlas launched Score, the first spacecraft to be used for communications, into a nongeosynchronous orbit. In the 1990s, single launches of Atlas vehicles will be able to deliver many small spacecraft at a time to deploy constellations of communications satellites in low earth orbits. Atlas vehicles are also well suited to launch specialized spacecraft into escape trajectories for communication between earth and the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies. Payload weight capabilities of the Atlas family cover the range necessary for the wide variety of nongeosynchronous communications satellite systems being considered. This robust range of capabilities provides enough margin to accommodate potential spacecraft weight growth during development. Atlas capabilities, developed through 33 years of communications satellite launch experience, are readily adaptable to meet the needs of the new market for communications satellites in nongeosynchronous orbits.

Henley, M.; Huynh, C.

1992-03-01

327

Special research and development\\/wind energy: Final report, (September 1, 1982September 30, 1985)  

Microsoft Academic Search

On September 1, 1982 the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (NMERI) began work on DOE Contract DE--AC04--82AL20986, entitled \\/open quotes\\/Special Research and Development\\/Wind Energy\\/close quotes\\/. The contract was awarded to provide the Wind Energy Technology Program Office (WETPO) of the DOE Albuquerque Operations office a local research capability to advise on technology assessment and input program planning for the wind

1985-01-01

328

7 CFR 762.128 - Environmental and special laws.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Environmental and special laws. (a) Environmental...personal knowledge of the operation; (3) Environmental...A visit to the farm operation when the available...the Agency. (c) Special requirements. ...Security Act of 1985, and Executive Order 11990...

2013-01-01

329

Special Test: PSC Circulator Bearing and Seal System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Water leakage problems encountered during reactor operation at Fort St. Vrain necessitated special tests. The intent of these special tests was to determine the characteristics of the bearing water and buffer systems during circulator operation under vari...

1975-01-01

330

Damage control resuscitation for the Special Forces medic: simplifying and improving prolonged trauma care: Part One.  

PubMed

Current operational theaters have developed to where medical evacuation and surgical assets are accessible in times comparable to the United States. While this has been an essential tool in achieving the best survivability on a battlefield in our history, the by-product of this experience is a recognized shortcoming in current protocols and capabilities of Special Forces medics for prolonged care. The purpose of this article is to provide a theory of care, identify training and support requirements, and to capitalize on current successful resuscitation theories in developing a more efficient and realistic capability under the worst conditions. PMID:19739472

Risk, Gregory; Hetzler, Michael R

2009-01-01

331

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.

2010-01-01

332

Los Alamos upgrade in metallographic capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1985-01-01

333

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.

334

Leading communities: capabilities and cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of community leadership is examined, using a model with four arenas of leadership. Little attention has been paid to the capabilities which managers (as well as councillors and staff) need to perform effectively in this new leadership role. The paper is based on a case study of a highly innovative council. The paper examines three issues: the capabilities

Jean Hartley

2002-01-01

335

Hanford emergency aerial monitoring capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Department of Energy's Emergency Readiness Program at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State includes emergency aerial monitoring capabilities. These capabilities were developed to enable environmental monitoring technicians to rapidly asses the initial size and location of a radioactive plume if a significant amount of radioactive material is released. This article descries the elements of the aerial monitoring

W. Herrington; J. B. Martin; G. F. Martin

1990-01-01

336

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

337

Walking capabilities of Gregor controlled through Walknet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-06-01

338

Workstation Graphics Capabilities for the 1990's and Beyond.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We present in this paper a look at the future graphics capabilities of the workstation. We begin by examining the cycles of special hardware development that have occurred for graphics systems in general. We show how the current evolution of the graphics ...

M. J. Zyda

1985-01-01

339

Building technological capability within satellite programs in developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the process of building technological capability in government-led satellite programs within developing countries. The key message is that these satellite programs can learn useful lessons from literature in the international development community. These lessons are relevant to emerging satellite programs that leverage international partnerships in order to establish local capability to design, build and operate satellites. Countries

Danielle Wood; Annalisa Weigel

2011-01-01

340

Early Development of TNF S2 Test Capability.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report addresses results derived in the early development of an operational test capability to support the Theater Nuclear Force Survivability and Security (TNF S2) program. The framework for program test and evaluation planning activities is present...

G. L. Brown R. V. Hovland K. S. Redus F. Trujillo

1978-01-01

341

MCNP: Multigroup/adjoint capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-04-01

342

NASA long duration balloon capability development project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential benefits of a Long Duration Balloon (LDB) capability have long been recognized and some modest efforts have previously been undertaken by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF), et. al., going back to the late 1960's. In 1988, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made a decision to dedicate significant resources toward this effort and a technical and management approach was established. The objective of the project is to develop a near global LDB capability for both Antarctic and mid-latitude applications, including the required telecommunications, navigation and positioning, power, data processing and control systems necessary to conduct flights of scientific experiments weighing 1500 pounds or more on conventional balloons for periods of up to three weeks. The first operational use of the new capability is planned in support of Solar Max experiments in Antarctica during the 1991-1992 austral summer. Development of the Antarctica support system configuration has been initiated and the first test flight was conducted from McMurdo Station in December 1989 - January 1990. The progress, status and future plans for development of the new LDB capability will be discussed.

Stuchlik, D.; Craddock, W.

1993-02-01

343

Space Station Freedom research capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's plan for enhancing space-based research capabilities begins with extended-duration Space Shuttle missions that will double the research capability currently provided by Spacelab and culminate in Space Station Freedom. The 14-day USML 1 mission flown on the Space Shuttle in June 1992 was a space station precursor mission, dedicated to microgravity and life science research. Freedom will be a permanent space-based research facility, providing a working environment nearly free of buoyancy-driven convection, sedimentation, and hydrostatic pressure and featuring access to the ultra-high vacuum of space (for external payloads). In its crew-tended phase, Space Station Freedom will provide 40 times Spacelab's capability, and in its permanently occupied phase, Freedom will provide 110 times Spacelab's capability. (The Russian space station, Mir, offers 26 times Spacelab's capabilities.) According to NASA's current schedule, the first launch of a space station element will take place in November 1995, with permanently occupied capability planned for September 1999. This year, NASA will conduct space station critical design reviews (CDR's). Work package design reviews will take place from February to April 1993, followed by a systems CDR.

Moorehead, Robert

344

Collision avoidance for CTV: Requirements and capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cargo transfer vehicle (CTV) operations near Space Station Freedom will require positive collision avoidance maneuver (CAM) capability to preclude any change of collision, even in the event of CTV failures. The requirements for CAM are discussed, and the CAM design approach and design of the Orbiting Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) are reviewed; this design met requirements for OMV operation near the Space Station, provided a redundant collision avoidance maneuver capability. Significant portions of the OMV CAM design should be applicable to CTV. The key features of the OMV design are summarized and related to the CTV mission design to that of OMV's. CAM is a defined sequence of events executed by the CTV to place the vehicle in a safe position relative to a target such as the Space Station. CAM can be performed through software commands to the propulsion system, or through commands pre-stored in hardware. Various techniques for triggering CAM are considered, and the risks associated with CAM enable and execution in phases are considered. OMV CAM design features both hardware and software CAM capability, with analyses conducted to assess the ability to meet the collision-free requirement during all phases of the mission.

Nosek, Thomas P.

345

SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|MANY CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED IN MIGRANT CHILDREN OVER THE 5 YEARS THE SPECIAL SCHOOL HAS BEEN IN OPERATION. MOST NOTABLE IS THAT THE CHILDREN ARE MUCH CLEANER AND BETTER BEHAVED. THE CHILDREN ARE ISSUED COMBS, TOOTHBRUSHES, TOWELS, AND SOAP. STUDENTS SHOWER THREE TIMES EACH WEEK AND PERFORM A DAILY ROUTINE OF BRUSHING TEETH AND COMBING HAIR. MILK…

POTTS, ALFRED M.

346

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

347

The Performance of the Amoeba Distributed Operating system  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1989-01-01

348

A Venus Rover Capable of Long Life Surface Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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);

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

2005-01-01

349

Upgrading of TREAT experimental capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The TREAT facility at the Argonne National Laboratory site in the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is being upgraded to provide capabilities for fast-reactor-safety transient experiments not possible at any other experimental facility. Principal TREAT Upgrade (TU) goal is provision for 37-pin size experiments on energetics of core-disruptive accidents (CDA) in fast breeder reactor cores with moderate sodium void coefficients. this goal requires a significant enhancement of the capabilities of the TREAT facility, specifically including reactor control, hardened neutron spectrum incident on the test sample, and enlarged building. The upgraded facility will retain the capability for small-size experiments of the types currently being performed in TREAT. Reactor building and crane upgrading have been completed. TU schedules call for the components of the upgraded reactor system to be finished in 1984, including upgraded TREAT fuel and control system, and expanded coverage by the hodoscope fuel-motion diagnostics system.

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

1982-01-01

350

NRL Volume Imaging Lidar and its capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A volume imaging lidar (VIL) has been designed at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to characterize large (10 m to 1 km) aerosol structures in the maritime environment. The system is mounted in a shipping container and uses a dual mirror scanning system, Nd:YAG (1.06 micron) laser, and a 35 cm telescope. Measurements are routinely made at NRL's Chesapeake Beach Detachment (CBD) located 40 miles southeast of Washington DC. In addition, the system has been used at coastal sites (Wallops Island, VA and Point Sur, CA) and aboard ship (RV GLORITA). This paper discusses the design and operation of the VIL as well as its unique measurement capabilities.

James, Jeffrey E.; Hooper, William P.

1995-05-01

351

Who needs special education?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter describes the Special Education and its Consequences (SPEKO) Project in Sweden. The major aim of the project is to investigate processes of defining target populations for special education in Swedish schools. The results suggest that most educators defined special education with reference to general education. Special education was perceived as an activity aimed at training basic cognitive and

Bengt Persson

1998-01-01

352

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

353

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

354

Capability and Learning to Choose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LeBmann, Ortrud

2009-01-01

355

Lessors' recovery risk management capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to verify recovery risk management capabilities by lessors. It tests several hypotheses and finds out interesting specific results for lessors. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach is empirical: two different database of leasing contracts are analysed with econometric methodologies. Findings – There is clear evidence that: lessors are ex ante able to balance the

Giacomo De Laurentis; Jacopo Mattei

2009-01-01

356

NASA Capability Roadmaps Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 Explor...

D. Coulter G. Varsi H. Thronson J. Crooke R. Mueller R. Willcoxon T. Inman V. Regenie

2005-01-01

357

Dynamic Capabilities in Public Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a review and synthesis of the extant literature on dynamic capabilities in public organizations. Although this theoretical perspective holds potential to enhance our limited understanding of how public organizations change in response to their increasingly turbulent and complex environments, it has received little attention in the public management field. Against this backdrop, this article seeks to contribute

Erk P. Piening

2012-01-01

358

Why two qubits are special  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze some special properties of a system of two qubits, and in particular of the so-called Bell basis for this system, and discuss the possibility of extending these properties to higher dimensional systems. We give a general construction for orthonormal bases of maximally entangled vectors, which works in any dimension, and is based on Latin squares and complex Hadamard matrices. However, for none of these bases the special properties of the operation of complex conjugation in Bell basis hold, namely that maximally entangled vectors have up-to-a-phase real coefficients and that factorizable unitaries have real matrix elements.

Vollbrecht, K. G. H.; Werner, R. F.

2000-10-01

359

49 CFR 213.367 - Special inspections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Train Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.367 Special inspections. In the event of fire, flood, severe storm, temperature extremes or other occurrence which might have damaged track structure, a special inspection shall be made of the...

2012-10-01

360

49 CFR 213.367 - Special inspections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Train Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.367 Special inspections. In the event of fire, flood, severe storm, temperature extremes or other occurrence which might have damaged track structure, a special inspection shall be made of the...

2011-10-01

361

Alaska Special Education Handbook, September 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides guidelines for the operation of local special education programs for Alaskan children with disabilities. It addresses: (1) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and basic concepts of special education; (2) identification of students with disabilities, referral, screening programs, and…

Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.

362

Special Machines; Apparel Manufacturing: 9377.10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This course allows students who are interested in careers in apparel manufacturing to learn the techniques for operating the various types of special machines used for finishing garments professionally and for specialty work. Course content includes goals, specific objectives, orientation, safety practices, special machines, assembling a child's…

Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

363

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

364

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

365

40 CFR 434.70 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS COAL MINING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY BPT, BAT...LIMITATIONS AND NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Coal Remining § 434.70 Specialized definitions. (a) The term coal remining operation means a coal...

2011-07-01

366

24 CFR 51.207 - Special circumstances.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA AND STANDARDS Siting of HUD-Assisted Projects Near Hazardous Operations Handling Conventional Fuels or Chemicals of an Explosive or Flammable Nature § 51.207 Special circumstances. The Secretary or the...

2013-04-01

367

40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS (CAFO) POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Ducks § 412.21 Special definitions. For the purposes of this...

2012-07-01

368

40 CFR 424.21 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... FERROALLOY MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Covered Electric Furnaces and Other Smelting Operations With Wet Air Pollution Control Devices Subcategory § 424.21 Specialized definitions. For the purpose of this subpart:...

2012-07-01

369

40 CFR 432.91 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Canned Meats Processors § 432.91 Special definitions...the purpose of this subpart: (a) Canned meats processor means an operation which...

2011-07-01

370

40 CFR 432.91 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (CONTINUED) MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Canned Meats Processors § 432.91 Special definitions...the purpose of this subpart: (a) Canned meats processor means an operation which...

2013-07-01

371

40 CFR 420.91 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Acid Pickling Subcategory § 420.91 Specialized...definitions. (a) The term sulfuric acid pickling means those operations in which steel products are immersed in sulfuric acid solutions to chemically remove...

2012-07-01

372

40 CFR 419.31 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...REFINING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Petrochemical Subcategory § 419.31 Specialized...shall apply. (b) The term petrochemical operations shall mean the production of second-generation petrochemicals (i.e. , alcohols,...

2012-07-01

373

Developing Adaptive Proficiency in Special Forces Officers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Adaptive proficiency is critical for operating in the dynamic Special Forces (SF) mission environment and a recent focus on this requirement has resulted in a greater emphasis on adaptability in current training for SF. This report describes the developme...

S. S. White R. A. Mueller-Hanson D. W. Dorsey E. D. Pulakos M. M. Wisecarver

2005-01-01

374

Color video camera capable of 1,000,000 fps with triple ultrahigh-speed image sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We developed an ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity, color camera that captures moving images of phenomena too fast to be perceived by the human eye. The camera operates well even under restricted lighting conditions. It incorporates a special CCD device that is capable of ultrahigh-speed shots while retaining its high sensitivity. Its ultrahigh-speed shooting capability is made possible by directly connecting CCD storages, which record video images, to photodiodes of individual pixels. Its large photodiode area together with the low-noise characteristic of the CCD contributes to its high sensitivity. The camera can clearly capture events even under poor light conditions, such as during a baseball game at night. Our camera can record the very moment the bat hits the ball.

Maruyama, Hirotaka; Ohtake, Hiroshi; Hayashida, Tetsuya; Yamada, Masato; Kitamura, Kazuya; Arai, Toshiki; Tanioka, Kenkichi; Etoh, Takeharu G.; Namiki, Jun; Yoshida, Tetsuo; Maruno, Hiromasa; Kondo, Yasushi; Ozaki, Takao; Kanayama, Shigehiro

2005-03-01

375

Keeping Special Forces Special: Regional Proficiency in Special Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Regional proficiency is a critical capability in irregular warfare (IW). In preparation for increased engagement in irregular warfare, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services made several significant improvements in developing regional p...

P. A. Buswell

2011-01-01

376

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

377

Capabilities of the Very Long Baseline Array  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), dedicated in 1993, is the world's first radio-telescope array dedicated to Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). It consists of 10 identical 25-meter radio telescopes spread across the U.S. and its territories, from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Hawaii. Baseline lengths ranging from 200 to 8000 km provide sensitivity to a wide variety of structures in compact radio sources. All telescopes operate in nine frequency bands, from 0.3 to 43 GHz (7 mm to 90 cm wavelength), and some are instrumented at 86 GHz as well; the maximum resolution thus approaches 100 microarcseconds, several hundred times finer than the best resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescopes can switch frequencies in seconds, and also are capable of simultaneous observations at 2.3 and 8.4 GHz for geodesy and astrometry. Cooled receivers are employed, with typical system temperatures in the range of 30--40 K at centimeter wavelengths. The dedicated nature of the VLBA, and the identical telescopes, have made routine a number of types of observations that were not possible with previous VLBI arrays. In particular, VLBI polarimetry is straightforward, and nearly half the observations use the phase-referencing technique (analogous to the normal phase calibration of the VLA), enabling routine imaging of millijansky-strength sources. New capabilities such as automatic allocation of recording tapes, and hands-off transfer of VLBA calibration data, make observing with the VLBA nearly as simple as the VLA, which has been used for 20 years by astronomers with a wide variety of specialties. This paper introduces the capabilities and user-friendliness of the VLBA, and will be followed by a series of talks (many by students and non-experts) that describe some of the early science results obtained with the VLBA. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

Ulvestad, J. S.

1999-05-01

378

NTIS INFORMATION SERVICES DESIGNED FOR SPECIALIZED NEEDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following a brief review of the ontogeny of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), the authors present detailed information describing important science and technology current awareness capabilities. Special emphasis, including illustrated examples, is placed on the automatic dissemination service - Selected Research in Microfiche (SRIM). Topics covered range from information for innovators to technology transfer to data base services for

Ted Ryerson; Kenyon C. Rosenberg; Melvin J. Josephs

1981-01-01

379

Naval special warfare PMMW data collection results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal Systems Station under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is exploring the use of a Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) sensor for Naval Special Warfare applications. The technology of passive millimeter wave imaging will provide the capability to do concealed object detection, zero visibility navigation, and clandestine passive markers. Nichols Research Corporation and Coastal Systems Station (CSS)

Bradley T. Blume; Jody L. Wood; Frank Downs

1998-01-01

380

32nm overlay improvement capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The industry is facing a major challenge looking forward on the technology roadmap with respect to overlay control. Immersion lithography has established itself as the POR for 45nm and for the next few nodes. As the gap closes between scanner capability and device requirements new methodologies need to be taken into consideration. Double patterning lithography is an approach that's being considered for 32 and below, but it creates very strict demands for overlay performance. The fact that a single layer device will need to be patterned using two sequential single processes creates a strong coupling between the 1st and 2nd exposure. The coupling effect during the double patterning process results in extremely tight tolerances for overlay error and scanner capabilities. The purpose of this paper is to explore a new modeling method to improve lithography performance for the 32nm node. Not necessarily unique for double patterning, but as a general approach to improve overlay performance regardless of which patterning process is implemented. We will achieve this by performing an in depth source of variance analysis of current scanner performance and project the anticipated improvements from our new modeling approach. Since the new modeling approach will involve 2nd and 3rd order corrections we will also provide and analysis that outlines current metrology capabilities and sampling optimizations to further expand the opportunities of an efficient implementation of such approach.

Eichelberger, Brad; Huang, Kevin; O'Brien, Kelly; Tien, David; Tsai, Frank; Minvielle, Anna; Singh, Lovejeet; Schefske, Jeffrey

2008-03-01

381

International franchising: Capabilities and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last 25 years, franchising has exploded internationally. A 1992 survey by the International Franchise Association reported that one-half of the franchisors without foreign units planned to expand internationally, and 93% of those with international operations intended to increase the size of their international operations (IFA 1992).The growth in global franchising has created a pressing need to better understand

Karin Fladmoe-Lindquist

1996-01-01

382

NNSA\\/NV Consequence Management Capabilities for Radiological Emergency Response  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. R. Bowman

2002-01-01

383

Passive millimeter-wave imaging device for naval special warfare  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The U.S. Navy Coastal Systems Station (CSS) is currently executing a program to develop a small, lightweight, low power passive millimeter wave imager. The end user will be Naval Special Operations Forces (SOF). The program began by conducting a feasibility assessment of the potential Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) technology that would meet the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) mission requirements. A performance analysis was conducted to compare the capabilities of the various PMMW imager technologies. Finally, a technology development road map is under development, which will include all recommendations for hardware development and image processing. Other DoD and industrial programs are being monitored for leveraging potential to insure the imager program will use the latest technology available. As a result of a technology survey, CSS decided to leverage their development funds with Eglin Air Force Base to develop an antenna-coupled microbolometer. This paper will discuss the program plans, and the potential applications of PMMW technology to Naval Special Warfare.

Downs, Frank; Wood, Jody L.; Blume, Bradley T.; Smith, Roger M.

1998-08-01

384

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

385

The capabilities of total reflection X-ray fluorescence in the polymeric analytical field  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the capabilities of total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) as analytical technique specially focused in high-viscosity polymer dispersions. Appropriate sample preparation procedures are described taking into account the time stability of these dispersions. Special remarks considering different ways for drying samples in order to obtain the most uniform deposited film are investigated focusing on the behavior of aqueous

Cristina Vázquez

2004-01-01

386

Summary of DOE Incineration Capabilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Knecht, M.

1998-07-01

387

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

388

Expertise in Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a stimulated recall procedure, this study examined the reflections of identified "expert" special educators who were working in a variety of instructional settings with differing student populations. Participants were 13 special education teachers from urban, mid-size, and rural school districts. Special education supervisors were asked to…

Stough, Laura M.; Palmer, Douglas J.

389

Special education in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 article presents the developments and current status of special education

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

2009-01-01

390

Special Effects Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide accompanies "Special Effects," a 40-minute IMAX film and "Special Effects II", a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit focuses on the underlying scientific and technical processes of special effects from the earliest motion picture to state-of-the-art digital…

Boxer, Jennifer; Valenta, Carol

391

Mentoring Special Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Mentorship is critical for career development. Members of special populations are at increased risk of information shortfalls and advice that is not framed with cultural sensitivity. Special knowledge and skills are needed to successfully mentor members of ethnic minority and other special populations. Midlevel and senior scientists need…

Whitfield, Keith E.; Edwards, Christopher L.

2011-01-01

392

Special Effects Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide accompanies "Special Effects," a 40-minute IMAX film and "Special Effects II", a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit focuses on the underlying scientific and technical processes of special effects from the earliest motion picture to state-of-the-art digital…

Boxer, Jennifer; Valenta, Carol

393

32 CFR 736.5 - Disposition of real and personal property under special statutory authority.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...personal property under special statutory authority...personal property under special statutory authority...7305, 7307) and Executive Order 11765 (39...educational activities of special interest to the armed...to the Chief of Naval Operations, applications...

2013-07-01

394

Laboratory microfusion capability study. Phase II report  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1993-05-01

395

Fast Active THz Cameras with Ranging Capabilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on the realization of two active, fully electronic THz cameras, both operating at room temperature, but at different frequencies (645 GHz and 300 GHz, respectively). Active illumination together with the frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (FMCW) approach allows us to implement unique features such as phase-sensitive detection, suppression of spurious reflections and high resolution ranging. The measuring of the phase of the THz wave allows for sub-wavelength depth resolution while the ranging capabilities enable us to acquire an absolute depth map of objects under test with accuracy in the mm range. With both systems, we are able to acquire images with more than 55,000 pixels (phase and amplitude) in 9 seconds and the dynamic range exceeds 35 dB. The typical object distance is about 75-150 cm and the image size is in the order of hundreds of cm2 suitable for stand off detection of concealed weapons.

Am Weg, Christian; von Spiegel, Wolff; Henneberger, Ralf; Zimmermann, Ralf; Loeffler, Torsten; Roskos, Hartmut G.

2009-12-01

396

Ship Operations Report 1974.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NOAA Ship Operations Report 1974 was developed to provide a summary of projects undertaken during calendar year 1974. The report was prepared from season, cruise and special reports submitted by ships of the fleet. Throughout the year, ships routinely...

1975-01-01

397

Coordinate-measuring machine capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three-axis measuring machines have complex geometric and displacement errors. Many machine users are unaware of these systematic errors and think only in terms of the three-scale or displacement errors which may be significantly smaller in magnitude than the geometric errors. A method of estimating the columetric uncertainty of five coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) was established and the measurement uncertainty is reported for a 20 by 18 by 12 in. work zone. The Latin Square Three Dimensional Ball Plate (LS3DBP) and the Space Master Ball Plate (SMBP) were the volumetric standards selected for the evaluation. Data from each ball plate were transformed into new coordinates and compared to previous calibration or reference data. The deviation between measured and referenced values was recorded. These data were used to determine a quantitative estimate of the CMMs measurement capability in X, Y, and Z space by using the Analysis of Variance Technique (AOV).

Russell, R. J.

1983-11-01

398

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...

399

Integrated Urban Dispersion Modeling Capability  

SciTech Connect

Numerical simulations represent a unique predictive tool for developing a detailed understanding of three-dimensional flow fields and associated concentration distributions from releases in complex urban settings (Britter and Hanna 2003). The accurate and timely prediction of the atmospheric dispersion of hazardous materials in densely populated urban areas is a critical homeland and national security need for emergency preparedness, risk assessment, and vulnerability studies. The main challenges in high-fidelity numerical modeling of urban dispersion are the accurate prediction of peak concentrations, spatial extent and temporal evolution of harmful levels of hazardous materials, and the incorporation of detailed structural geometries. Current computational tools do not include all the necessary elements to accurately represent hazardous release events in complex urban settings embedded in high-resolution terrain. Nor do they possess the computational efficiency required for many emergency response and event reconstruction applications. We are developing a new integrated urban dispersion modeling capability, able to efficiently predict dispersion in diverse urban environments for a wide range of atmospheric conditions, temporal and spatial scales, and release event scenarios. This new computational fluid dynamics capability includes adaptive mesh refinement and it can simultaneously resolve individual buildings and high-resolution terrain (including important vegetative and land-use features), treat complex building and structural geometries (e.g., stadiums, arenas, subways, airplane interiors), and cope with the full range of atmospheric conditions (e.g. stability). We are developing approaches for seamless coupling with mesoscale numerical weather prediction models to provide realistic forcing of the urban-scale model, which is critical to its performance in real-world conditions.

Kosovic, B; Chan, S T

2003-11-03

400

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

401

Valuing Psychological Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Psychological Operations - targeting not just the physical capabilities of an opponent but the psychological dimensions as well is a key military consideration. The direct and almost instantaneous communication available with today's technology provides a...

P. M. Kerchner R. F. Deckro J. M. Kloeber

1999-01-01

402

Operation Weseruebung: A Necessary Evil. An Operational Art Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Military historians have hailed the German conquest of Norway as a masterful exercise of German military efficiency and have given the operation a special place in the annals of war. The German Military's conducted of Operation Weseruebung is heralded as ...

J. D. Lloyd

1998-01-01

403

Report of a Workshop on Expanding U.S. Air Force Noncombat Mission Capabilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The original purpose of the workshop was to bring together individuals knowledgeable about past noncombat military operations and to identify desirable U.S. Air Force noncombat capabilities for the changing world of the future. Noncombat operations were s...

C. Builder R. Lempert K. Lewis E. Larson M. Weiner

1993-01-01

404

NIST Special Database 10  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document describes the NIST fingerprint database, NIST Special Database 10. The databaseprovides a large sample of patterns for transitional fingerprint classes and classes with a low naturalfrequency of occurrence in NIST Special Database 9. The 552 fingerprint cards in NIST SpecialDatabase 10 are non-mated cards archived on a set of three CD-ROM's with the first CD-ROMcontaining 2160 fingerprint images

C. I. Watson

1993-01-01

405

TCP Performance over Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Orozco, Julio; Ros, David

406

PAPER Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms A 0.3-V Operating, Vth-Variation-Tolerant SRAM under DVS Environment for Memory-Rich SoC in 90-nm Technology Era and Beyond  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY We propose a voltage control scheme for 6T SRAM cells that makes a minimum operation voltage down to 0.3 V under DVS envi- ronment. A supply voltage to the memory cells and wordline drivers, bitline voltage, and body bias voltage of load pMOSFETs are controlled accord- ing to read and write operations, which secures operation margins even at a

Yasuhiro MORITA; Hidehiro FUJIWARA; Hiroki NOGUCHI; Kentaro KAWAKAMI; Junichi MIYAKOSHI; Shinji MIKAMI; Hiroshi KAWAGUCHI; Masahiko YOSHIMOTO

407

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

408

Capability engineering: transforming defence acquisition in Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Pagotto, Jack; Walker, Robert S.

2004-07-01

409

Unstationary aspects of foehn in a large valley part I: operational setup, scientific objectives and analysis of the cases during the special observing period of the MAP subprogramme FORM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  The Rhine valley, which stretches from the main Alpine crest to the Lake of Constance, was chosen as the target area to study\\u000a unstationary aspects of foehn during the Special Observing Period (SOP) of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP). This large\\u000a valley is up to 10?km wide and has some of the highest foehn frequencies in the European Alps. The

H. Richner; K. Baumann-Stanzer; B. Benech; H. Berger; B. Chimani; M. Dorninger; P. Drobinski; M. Furger; S. Gubser; T. Gutermann; C. Häberli; E. Häller; M. Lothon; V. Mitev; D. Ruffieux; G. Seiz; R. Steinacker; S. Tschannett; S. Vogt; R. Werner

2006-01-01

410

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Iraq  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Special Federal Aviation Regulations Pt. 91, SFAR No. 77 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 77âProhibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace...

2001-01-01

411

75 FR 50700 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, and Drawbridge...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...zones, security zones, special local regulations...areas or drawbridge operation regulations by Coast...zones, security zones, special local regulations...areas and drawbridge operation regulations. Permanent...exempted from review under Executive Order 12666,...

2010-08-17

412

A Dynamic Connection Capability for Pervasive Adaptive Environments Using JCSP  

Microsoft Academic Search

The house, office or warehouse environment is full of devices that make users' life and work easier. People nowadays use personal computers, laptops, Personal Digital Assistants, mobile phones and many more devices with ease. The mechanism to connect, enable co!operation and excha nge data between devices will help to use devices' full capabilities. This paper investigates the usability of Communicating

Anna Kosek; Aly Syed; Jon Kerridge; Alistair Armitage

413

Augmenting Astronaut's Capabilities through Brain-Machine Interfaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) transform the brain activity of a human operator into executable commands that can be sent to a machine, usually a computer or robot, to perform intended tasks. In addition to current biomedical applications, avail- able technology could also make feasible augment- ing devices for space applications that could be promising means to improve astronauts' efficiency and capabilities.

Michael Broschart; Cristina de Negueruela; José del R. Millán; Carlo Menon

414

Possible Futures: Space Capability Risks and the Joint Force.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By the mid 2020s, near peer competitors, regional powers and international non-state actors will be able to threaten the Joint Force's access to and application of space-based capabilities. These threats will cover the spectrum of space operations, from o...

G. B. LaVezzi

2010-01-01

415

Estimating Enemy Capabilities and Intentions: The Sword Cuts Both Ways.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents the planned U.S. invasion of Japan (1945) as a case study demonstrating the important of the 'estimate of enemy capabilities' to the operational planning process. In the final months prior to the Japanese surrender in August 1945, the ...

R. G. Presler

1994-01-01

416

Improving the river crossing capability of an amphibious vehicle  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of an Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) was conducted to enhance its amphibious capability by considering floatability, stability and resistance\\/propulsion characteristics and its performance during a river crossing operation. Existing data for an Armoured Personnel Carrier including the geometry, weight distribution and speed range were utilized in this study. Initial resistance and flow visualization tests showed that water

Sebnem Helvacioglu; Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu; Burak Tuncer

417

Optical nondestructive evaluation technique capable of predicting failure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An optical interferometric nondestructive evaluation technique is introduced. Based on electronic speckle-pattern interferometry and a recent theory of plastic deformation, this technique is capable of visualizing stress concentration and predicting the location and timing of the failure of the object. The operation of the technique is demonstrated for tensile analyses of aluminum alloy samples.

Yoshida, Sanichiro J.; Pardede, M. H.; Siahaan, B.; Pardede, M.; Muhamad, I.; Sijabat, N.; Simangunsong, H.; Simbolon, T.; Adlin; Jubir; Kusnowo, A.

1999-02-01

418

Achieving a Launch on Demand Capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability to place payloads [satellites] into orbit as and when required, often referred to as launch on demand, continues to be an elusive and yet largely unfulfilled goal. But what is the value of achieving launch on demand [LOD], and what metrics are appropriate? Achievement of a desired level of LOD capability must consider transportation system thruput, alternative transportation systems that comprise the transportation architecture, transportation demand, reliability and failure recovery characteristics of the alternatives, schedule guarantees, launch delays, payload integration schedules, procurement policies, and other factors. Measures of LOD capability should relate to the objective of the transportation architecture: the placement of payloads into orbit as and when required. Launch on demand capability must be defined in probabilistic terms such as the probability of not incurring a delay in excess of T when it is determined that it is necessary to place a payload into orbit. Three specific aspects of launch on demand are considered: [1] the ability to recover from adversity [i.e., a launch failure] and to keep up with the steady-state demand for placing satellites into orbit [this has been referred to as operability and resiliency], [2] the ability to respond to the requirement to launch a satellite when the need arises unexpectedly either because of an unexpected [random] on-orbit satellite failure that requires replacement or because of the sudden recognition of an unanticipated requirement, and [3] the ability to recover from adversity [i.e., a launch failure] during the placement of a constellation into orbit. The objective of this paper is to outline a formal approach for analyzing alternative transportation architectures in terms of their ability to provide a LOD capability. The economic aspect of LOD is developed by establishing a relationship between scheduling and the elimination of on-orbit spares while achieving the desired level of on-orbit availability. Results of an analysis are presented. The implications of launch on demand are addressed for each of the above three situations and related architecture performance metrics and computer simulation models are described that may be used to evaluate the implications of architecture and policy changes in terms of LOD requirements. The models and metrics are aimed at providing answers to such questions as: How well does a specified space transportation architecture respond to satellite launch demand and changes thereto? How well does a normally functioning and apparently architecture respond to unanticipated needs? What is the effect of a modification to the architecture on its ability to respond to satellite launch demand, including responding to unanticipated needs? What is the cost of the architecture [including facilities, operations, inventory, and satellites]? What is the sensitivity of overall architecture effectiveness and cost to various transportation system delays? What is the effect of adding [or eliminating] a launch vehicle or family of vehicles to [from] the architecture on its effectiveness and cost? What is the value of improving launch vehicle and satellite compatibility and what are the effects on probability of delay statistics and cost of designing for multi-launch vehicle compatibility

Greenberg, Joel S.

2002-01-01

419

Specialization in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper investigates the implications of specialization in higher education, with particular focus on four-year degree granting institutions. In the flrst two parts of the paper, I provide a formal economic model and derive predictions about flnancial aid policies and student composi- tion of a college. Specialization makes a school more appealing to students that have relatively strong skills

Sinan Sarpca; Marty Gaynor; Ron Goettler; Maria Ferreyra; Michael Peress; Fallaw Sowell; George-levi Gayle; Limor Golan

420

Special education in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special education, as we understand it in the West, is a relatively new development in Pakistan. Fresh interest in the field was aroused by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981) and by the United Nations declaration of 1983?92 as the Decade of the Disabled. Special education in Pakistan is organized on the basis of four broadly defined categories of

Zahida S. Lari

1996-01-01

421

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.

422

Special Education Yearbook, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The yearbook provides special education information including federal and state policy actions; important reports; statistical data on exceptional students served and personnel employed; and directory listings of key offices, officials, and organizations concerned with special education. In general, the yearbook covers reports issued from July…

Jordan, June B., Ed.; Zantal-Wiener, Kathy, Ed.

423

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.

424

Assessing Special Events.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special events defined as being "newsworthy events" are becoming a way of American life. They are also a means for making a lot of money. Examples of special events that are cited most frequently are often the most minor of events; e.g., the open house, the new business opening day gala, or a celebration of some event in an organization. Little…

Neff, Bonita Dostal

425

Special Education in Bangladesh.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This review of special education in Bangladesh describes the prevalence of major disabilities and government and nongovernment programs for children with various types of disabilities. The paper concludes that most special education is supported by nongovernment organizations and that implementation has been restricted by economic constraints.…

Zaman, Sultana S.; Munir, Shirin Z.

1992-01-01

426

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

427

Preface: ISBB Special Issue  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This special issue is published for the International Society of Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (ISBB). The ISBB special issue is devoted to all areas of biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology in which biological systems are developed and/or used for the provision of commercial goods or serv...

428

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

429

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

430

Performance Capability of the NOL Hypersonic Tunnel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes the performance capability data of the U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory's Hypersonic Tunnel. The report includes a brief description of the facility, overall performance capability data, nozzle calibration data, and some nozzle bounda...

F. P. Baltakis

1968-01-01

431

Defense Industrial Base Capabilities Study: Protection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Early in 2003, new revolutionary requirements and acquisition process changes began germinating in the U.S. Defense Department. The processes aimed to develop and field 21st century American warfighting capabilities based on functional capabilities, not s...

2004-01-01

432

Machine Process Capability Information Through Six Sigma.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A project investigating details concerning machine process capability information and its accessibility has been conducted. The thesis of the project proposed designing a part (denoted as a machine capability workpiece) based on the major machining featur...

M. F. Lackner

1998-01-01

433

The strategic utility of New Zealand Special Forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1955, the New Zealand government authorised the creation of a Special Forces unit to operate with British forces in Malaya to counter a communist-inspired guerrilla insurgency. Drawing upon the operational experiences of the New Zealand SAS largely taken from the Cold War period, and underpinned by Colin Gray's Special Forces essentials of ‘economy of force’ and ‘expansion of choice’,

Rhys Ball

2011-01-01

434

Operator Splitting for the numerical solution of free surface flow at low capillary numbers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Free surface flows are pervasive in engineering and biomedical applications. In many interesting cases—particularly when small length scales are involved—surface forces (capillarity) dominate the flow dynamics. In these cases, computing the flow together with the shape of the surfaces requires specialized solution techniques. This arti- cle investigates the capabilities of an operator splitting\\/finite elements method at handling accurately incompressible viscous

Giovanna Guidoboni; Roland Glowinski; Matteo Pasquali

2008-01-01

435

Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: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 of married fathers, how those capabilities and contributions differ by the

Robert I. Lerman

2010-01-01

436

Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of married fathers, how those capabilities and contributions differ by the

Robert I. Lerman

2010-01-01

437

A New Multivariate Process Capability Vector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Process Capability Indices, such as Cp and Cpk have been widely used as statistical tools to assess the manufacturing process performance. These indices provide numerical measures on process precision, process accuracy and process performance. Extensive researches have been done on the univariate process capability indices in the last two decades. However, process capability indices for processes with multiple quality characteristics

Hamid Shahriari; Mohammadreza Abdollahzadeh

2009-01-01

438

A practical use for ATML Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Automatic Test Markup language (ATML) Capabilities provides one of the pivotal behavioral descriptions available within ATML, but to date there has not been any significant use of these underlining mechanisms. This paper considers what is required to automate the selection of instrumentation through the use of capability descriptions. Overall, ATML Capabilities provides a modular and structured way to describe both

Chris Gorringe; Teresa Lopes; Dan Pleasant

2011-01-01

439

Understanding dynamic capabilities through knowledge management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper sets out to integrate research on knowledge management with the dynamic capabilities approach. This paper will add to the understanding of dynamic capabilities by demonstrating that dynamic capabilities can be seen as composed of concrete and well-known knowledge management activities. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is based on a literature review focusing on key knowledge management processes

Anders Paarup Nielsen

2006-01-01

440

A General Multivariate Bayesian Process Capability Index  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Process capability analysis is designed to estimate the proportion of parts that do not meet engineering requirements in a stable production process. In this paper, we review and criticize the capability indices typically used in industry for this purpose, and propose a general multivariate Bayesian capability index which contains the conventional index as a limiting case. We further derive

E M. BERNARDO; TELBA Z. IRONY

441

Magnonic holographic devices for special type data processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we consider the possibility of building magnetic analog logic devices utilizing spin wave interference for special task data processing. As an example, we consider a multi-terminal magnonic matrix switch comprising multiferroic elements and a two-dimensional grid of magnetic waveguides connected via four-terminal cross-junctions. The multiferroic elements are placed on the periphery of the switch and used as input/output ports for signal conversion among the electric and magnetic domains. Data processing is accomplished via the use of spin wave interference within the magnonic matrix. We present the results of numerical modeling illustrating device operation for pattern matching, finding the period of the data string, and image processing. We also present the results of numerical modeling showing the device capabilities as a magnetic holographic memory. Magnonic holographic devices are of great potential to complement the conventional general-type processors in special task data processing and may provide a new direction for functional throughput enhancement. According to estimates, magnonic holographic devices can provide up to 1 Tb/cm2 data storage density and data processing rate exceeding 1018 bits/s/cm2. The physical limitations and practical challenges of the proposed approach are discussed.

Khitun, Alexander

2013-04-01

442

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

443

Facilities and capabilities catalog for landing and escape systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This catalog serves as a single source reference for designers of landing and escape systems for spacecraft, aircraft, weapons, and airdrop system. It includes those facilities which may be required by a system designer in planning a development test program for many applications. The primary objective of this catalog is to provide a means for identifying critical facilities with the U.S. which can be used for the development of landing and escape systems. A secondary objective is to provide a useful tool to the system designer for picking and choosing facilities and capabilities. The six chapters in this volume include wind tunnels, drop zones, test aircraft, fabrication facilities, design tools, and other miscellaneous facilities. A different data sheet format is used for each of the chapters which provides information on performance, location, special capabilities, and a local point of contact. All inputs were solicited from the individual facilities and have not been independently verified for accuracy.

Meyerson, Robert E.

1992-08-01

444

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

445

The role of military dental capabilities in mass fatality situations.  

PubMed

Recent experience with the New Zealand Defence Force in supporting the national disaster victim identification operation following destructive earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand, highlights the important role military forensic odontology capabilities can provide in supporting a national disaster response. Military dental personnel are well-trained, practiced, and prepared to support short-notice contingencies and can provide important immediate response augmentation to Disaster Victim Identification teams following a multiple-fatality event. The role of military forensic odontology capabilities in multiple-fatality incidents is reviewed. PMID:23756011

Trengrove, Hugh G; Gray, Andrew

2013-05-01

446

Special Education Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article discusses a doctoral student's critique of an administrative internship experience and summarizes what was learned about school district and special education administration. An activity log outlining the internship activities is presented. (PHR)

Simpson, Robert G.; Lamb, Jack R.

1979-01-01

447

Special Data Collection Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Special Data Collection System (SDCS) program, Project T/4703, is a continuation of work begun under the Long-Range Seismic Measurements (LRSM) program in 1960. This work is directed toward advancing the seismic detection, identification and location ...

J. R. Sherwin G. C. Kraus

1978-01-01

448

Supporting Special Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many secondary science teachers feel overwhelmed by directives to adapt curriculum and instruction for students with special needs. So, how can science teachers juggle their familiar responsibilities as well as the new skills needed in today's diverse cla

Conn, Kathleen

2001-03-01

449

Factors Influencing Hemispheric Specialization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To determine whether hemispheric specialization for visuopatial functions occurs as predicted from existing models of cerebral lateralization processes, 16 participants were bilaterally presented face stimuli using a tachistoscope. Both familiar and unfam...

B. J. Royster

1982-01-01

450

Iranian Special Library Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purposes of these standards are: (1) to suggest the steps necessary for the establishment of special libraries; (2) for those recently established, to suggest the steps necessary to achieve satisfactory performance levels in all areas, and finally, (3...

J. F. Harvey

1973-01-01

451

A Special Quadratic Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents a characterization of the solutions of a special quadratic program. This characterization is then used in the development of an efficient algorithm for this class of problems. (Author)

R. Helgason J. Kennington H. Lall

1978-01-01

452

Israeli Special Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Israel is sprinkled with a noteworthy representation of special libraries which run the gamut from modest kibbutz efforts to highly technical scientific and humanities libraries. A few examples are discussed here. (Author/CH)

Foster, Barbara

1974-01-01

453

Mammograms in Special Circumstances  

MedlinePLUS

... Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy . Mammograms in women with breast implants Women who have implants are a special challenge ... better imaging of the front part of each breast. Implant displacement views do not work as well in ...

454

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

455

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

456

Overview of the GTRI Fuel Fabrication Capability  

SciTech Connect

The Global Threat Reduction Initiative’s (GTRI) Fuel Fabrication Capability (FFC) has been tasked with the establishment and deployment of a fabrication process for the low-enriched uranium-molybdenum (LEU-Mo) monolithic fuel that is currently under development for supply to the U.S. research and test reactor community. The FFC has been designed to bridge fuel fabrication scope and interest between industry (both national and international), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, multiple U.S. national laboratories, and reactor operators and stakeholders. Currently, the FFC is focusing much of its efforts on technology maturation and scale-up of reference processes that have been defined by the GTRI Fuel Development project. This emphasis revolves around three key criteria: (i) establishing the ability to meet throughput demands, (ii) keeping costs as low as reasonably possible, and (iii) ensuring a quality product. At present, the effect of changing fuel fabrication variables on U-Mo monolithic fuel performance is not fully understood. Furthermore, it is likely that the foil production process will continue to evolve with scale-up and commercial deployment. This paper will address the areas that the FFC is focusing on to better understand the impacts of fuel fabrication variables on the resultant fuel plate characteristics, based upon a traditional approach to fuel design qualification and licensing.

Burkes, Douglas; Longmire, Holly A.; Dombrowski, Dave; Cole, Lance

2012-03-22

457

Guidelines and Capabilities for Designing Human Missions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

2002-03-01

458

Special Edition: Windows XP  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new special edition from Northern Light (last mentioned in the January 11, 2001 Scout Report for Business & Economics) features selected and organized resources on Windows XP. The resources, which will be updated weekly, include links to external sites, documents from Northern Light's library, and search results generated on-the-fly for selected phrases. The special edition is divided into eleven sections, such as Office XP, Security, Legal Issues, and News & Reviews.

1997-01-01

459

Specialization in defence forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The choice between balanced and specialized defence forces depends on the technology of defence output (e.g. whether a force scope multiplier is present), the existence of scope and scale economies, the platform customization costs and, of course, the level of defence budgets. Minimum force element levels (thresholds), and scale economies facilitate specialization as opposed to scope economies (e.g. platform?sharing), scale

UGURHAN G. BERKOK

2005-01-01

460

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...

461

Involvement of Parents and Citizens in Local Decisionmaking under the Education Block Grant. A Special Issue Report from the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document reports the findings of the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, the federal education block grant, regarding the involvement of parents and other citizens in the making of local district decisions concerning the use of the block grant funds. Data for the…

Blakely, Craig H.; Stearns, Marian S.

462

Building Project Capabilities in PBOs: Lessons from the French Special Forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project-based organizations (PBOs) have become a widespread form of organizations, ideally suited to deal with unstable and dynamic environments. However, PBOs inherently incorporate the conflicting needs of, on the one hand, the temporary nature of projects and on the other hand, the more permanent organizational setting that defends long-term development and intra-organizational coordination. To overcome this differentiation\\/integration dilemma, the recent

Tessa Melkonian; Thierry Picq

2011-01-01

463

Conference preview and participant profiles. 18 GIS (geographic information systems) vendors match product capabilities against oil industry needs  

SciTech Connect

Operation Database/Petroleum GIS is designed to channel information between the petroleum industry and vendors of geographic information systems (GIS). This will be accomplished through standardized presentation of industry requirements and GIS vendor/product descriptions and demonstrations. The goal is increased awareness in both communities - vendors who know the special needs of the petroleum market, and energy professionals cognizant of how GIS may meet those needs. Geobyte is reporting results of the GIS phase in several issues: Vendors are working on a standard set of problems and tasks, which was published in August. This issue presents vendor-supplied descriptions of their products' features and capabilities. Solutions to the data and problem sets, with examples of output, will be presented in November during the National Computer Graphics Association's Mapping and GIS conference in Los Angeles, with publications scheduled for the December issue.

Leonard, J.E.; Fried, C.C.

1989-10-01

464

Tanker Operations in a Composite Wing Concept.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Tanker operations in a composite wing concept offer several advantages centered on enhanced combat capability. However, several problems exist concerning tanker operations in composite wings. The most serious problems concern tanker operations as a nation...

R. G. Raper

1991-01-01

465

Special nuclear material inventory sampling plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since their introduction in 1942, sampling inspection procedures have been common quality assurance practice. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports such sampling of special nuclear materials inventories. The DOE Order 5630.7 states, Operations Offices may develop and use statistically valid sampling plans appropriate for their site-specific needs. The benefits for nuclear facilities operations include reduced worker exposure and reduced

H. Vaccaro; A. Goldman

1987-01-01

466

14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Process for Requesting Waiver of Mandatory Separation Age for a Federal Aviation Administration...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Command Center Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation...65, SFAR No. 103 Special Federal Aviation Regulation...SFAR apply? This Special Federal Aviation...request to the senior executive manager in the Air Traffic...President for Systems Operations. For example,...

2013-01-01

467

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.)

1992-04-01

468

75 FR 24801 - Special Uses  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 251 Special Uses AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA...Forest Service's Special Use Program that was published...Julett Denton, Lands Special Uses Program Manager, (202)...

2010-05-06

469

Seismic Detection and Location Capabilities of the International Monitoring System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The seismic detection capability of individual seismic arrays of the International Monitoring System (IMS) is investigated by comparing detections reported by selected seismic arrays in the IMS network with catalogs from selected areas having dense local networks and low magnitude thresholds. The study has been focused on three areas, the Tehran, Iran, region, northern Honshu, Japan, and offshore northern California, USA. For each of these areas the magnitude completeness of the local catalogs is less than local magnitude 2.5. The arrays selected, based on length of time in IMS operations and epicentral distance to the study areas, are Makanchi (MKAR), Kazakhstan, Warramunga (WRA), Australia, and Lajitas (TXAR), USA. At teleseismic distances MKAR is used to study its detection thresholds for the Tehran and northern Honshu areas, WRA for the northern Honshu area for cross comparison, and TXAR for offshore northern California. For each array any events missed at magnitudes well above its apparent magnitude detection threshold for the areas studied are documented for further investigation. Other parameters that are documented for each array are the differences in observed to predicted ray parameter, azimuth, and travel-time residual. The seismic location capability of the IMS is investigated by comparing locations reported in the Reviewed Event Bulletin (REB) with locations of events that meet GT5 criteria (location error less than 5 km), based on a careful analysis of all available seismic data with a specialized algorithm based on multiple event location. The GT5 events are associated with 37 clusters of earthquakes that are distributed globally and contain 302 events in common with the REB during the period 2004-2008 that was chosen for the comparison. REB magnitudes are smaller on average by about 0.3 magnitude units than ISC-reported magnitudes. Events in common between the REB and GT5 catalogs have magnitudes generally between 3.5 and 5.5 (REB magnitude). The distribution of location differences between the REB and GT5 locations has a median of 16.5 km, but is quite heavy tailed. The mean of location differences is 22.0 km and the 90% level is about 44 km, allowing for the small, but non-zero, uncertainty of the GT5 locations. For cases in which a non-zero depth is reported in the REB, they are typically several tens of kilometers deeper than the corresponding GT5 location, ranging up to ~60 km deeper. There is little correlation between location differences and magnitude. Location differences have a weak inverse correlation with number of stations, number of associated phases, and number of defining phases in the REB. The largest location differences (> 40 km) tend to occur when the secondary azimuth gap (largest azimuth gap closed by a single station) exceeds about 150°. There is a tendency for location differences to have consistent azimuths for individual clusters, reflecting the interplay between station geometry and unmodeled earth structure. When secondary azimuth gap is 150° or less, location differences are 25 km or less at the 90% level. Azimuthal coverage is the strongest factor in controlling location differences.

Engdahl, E. R.; Bergman, E. A.

2009-12-01

470

Risk assessment of capability requirements using WISDOM-II  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The analysis of capability requirements is very important for military operational decision. It assists defence analysts to make decisions at all strategic, operational and tactical levels. However it tends to be extremely expensive and time-consuming because of the complexity under the military command, control and communication environment. Information technologies, such as red teaming, complex adaptive systems and agent based systems, can facilitate such analysis in a well-structured and systematic way through computer simulations. Based on these technologies, a promising agent-based combat simulation system - WISDOM-II is built. In this paper, we conduct a series of analysis to evaluate the effect of different capability configurations on the performance of different force compositions.

Yang, Ang; Abbass, Hussein A.; Sarker, Ruhul

2005-01-01

471

Special Child Advocates: A Volunteer Court Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program, a volunteer program sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women. CASA volunteers oversee individual cases brought up for foster care or adoption, making sure that the system operates as fairly as possible and that everything is done to establish a permanent home for the child.…

Blady, Michael

1981-01-01

472

Special Child Advocates: A Volunteer Court Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program, a volunteer program sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women. CASA volunteers oversee individual cases brought up for foster care or adoption, making sure that the system operates as fairly as possible and that everything is done to establish a permanent home for the child.…

Blady, Michael

1981-01-01

473

40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

474

40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-07-01

475

Alternative fuel capabilities of the Mod II Stirling vehicle  

SciTech Connect

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, A.W.; Ernst, W.D.

1988-01-01

476

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

477

Reactive capability limitation of synchronous machines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Achievable generator reactive capability (GRC) is generally much less than indicated by manufacturers' reactive capability curves, due to constraints imposed by plant auxiliaries and the power system itself. The nature of these constraints is explained and a method for calculating them is provided and verified by field tests on a unit at high and low power system voltage levels. Several

M. M. Adibi; D. P. Milanicz

1994-01-01

478

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

479

Adding Generic Contextual Capabilities to Wearable Computers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Context-awareness has an increasingly important role to play in the development of wearable computing systems. In order to better define this role we have identified four generic contextual capabilities: sensing, adaptation, resource discovery, and augmentation. A prototype application has been constructed to explore how some of these capabilities could be deployed in a wearable system designed to aid an ecologist's

Jason Pascoe

1998-01-01

480

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

481

Discussion of macro capabilities in FORTRAN  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advantages of adding a macro capability to FORTRAN are propounded. The necessary syntactic features are discussed and the utility of such a capability is illustrated through the use of examples. A particular syntactic mechanism is employed for illustrative purposes. It permits a programer to define syntax appropriate to an application.

1979-01-01

482

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

483

Responsible Pluralism, Capabilities, and Human Rights  

Microsoft Academic Search

For their effective realization, human rights need to be perceived as culturally legitimate, and this in turn requires that they be justifiable pluralistically, engaging all reliable moral discourses. In so far as a human right calls for a specific capability to be respected, protected, and fulfilled, the capability approach can contribute to this task of pluralistic justification in two ways.

Jay Drydyk

2011-01-01

484

The New MCNP6 Depletion Capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Lorne Fensin; Michael R. James; John S. Hendricks; John T. Goorley

2012-01-01

485

The Social Background of Capabilities for Freedoms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Martha Nussbaum has recently argued that “the language of capabilities … gives important precision and supplementation to the language of rights.” This claim raises the question whether the idea of capabilities, as she or as Amartya Sen has developed it, provides a basis for capturing or deriving basic liberties such as the liberty of employment or the freedom of movement.

Henry S. Richardson

2007-01-01

486

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

487

Growth Capabilities of European Retractable Solar Arrays.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The growth capabilities of the Advanced Rigid Array, Rigid Solar Generator, L-Sat solar array, SOLA solar array, Space Telescope solar array, and the Ultralight Panel array were assessed. Capabilities of up to 18kW are needed for the NASA manned space sta...

G. Behrens

1985-01-01

488

Organizational culture and knowledge creation capability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Organizational culture comprises a firm's climate that informally and tacitly defines how the firm develops and uses knowledge, thus it has a significant effect on knowledge creation capability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of organizational culture on knowledge creation capability. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The data of 212 Chinese firms collected through face-to-face interview is

Dong Wang; Zhongfeng Su; Dongtao Yang

2011-01-01

489

Investments by NASA to build planetary protection capability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA continues to invest in capabilities that will enable or enhance planetary protection planning and implementation for future missions. These investments are critical to the Mars Exploration Program and will be increasingly important as missions are planned for exploration of the outer planets and their icy moons. Since the last COSPAR Congress, there has been an opportunity to respond to the advice of NRC-PREVCOM and the analysis of the MEPAG Special Regions Science Analysis Group. This stimulated research into such things as expanded bioburden reduction options, modern molecular assays and genetic inventory capability, and approaches to understand or avoid recontamination of spacecraft parts and samples. Within NASA, a portfolio of PP research efforts has been supported through the NASA Office of Planetary Protection, the Mars Technology Program, and the Mars Program Office. The investment strategy focuses on technology investments designed to enable future missions and reduce their costs. In this presentation we will provide an update on research and development supported by NASA to enhance planetary protection capability. Copyright 2008 California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged.

Buxbaum, Karen; Conley, Catharine; Lin, Ying; Hayati, Samad

490

Transformation Operators for Sturm-Liouville Operators with Singular Potentials  

Microsoft Academic Search

We construct transformation operators for Sturm-Liouville operators with singular potentials from the space W\\u000a ?1\\u000a 2(0,1) and show that these transformation operators naturally appear during factorisation of Fredholm operators of a special\\u000a form. Some applications to the spectral analysis of Sturm-Liouville operators with singular potentials under consideration\\u000a are also given.

Rostyslav O. Hryniv; Yaroslav V. Mykytyuk

2004-01-01

491

Expert systems technology applied to instrument operation and data acquisition of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (TQMS)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation covers the work done at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by some computer programmers and analytical chemists specializing in mass spectrometry to develop an expert system for real-time tuning and optimization of operations of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (TQMS). This capability is important to increase the sensitivity possible for selected compounds throughout the entire mass range of the instrument, rather than settling for the traditional normalized calibration which lowers sensitivity at both ends of the mass scale.

Wong, C.M.

1984-01-01

492

Special Issue: Leisure Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special issue includes (1) "Introduction" (Burlew); (2) "Leisure Counseling (LC): A Call to Order" (Emerson); (3) "Integrating Leisure into Adult Career Counseling Process" (Pearson); (4) "Developmental Approach to LC Theory" (McDaniels); (5) "LC for the Elderly" (Clark); (6) "LC with AIDS Clients" (Burlew); and (7) "The Leisure Sphere: Context…

Burlew, Larry D., Ed.; And Others

1992-01-01

493

NASA's Getaway Special.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Getaway Special" is NASA's semiofficial program for low-budget researchers, who can arrange bookings for their own space experiments on regular flights of the space shuttle. Information about arranging for NASA to take individual experiment packages is presented. (LBH)

Randal, Judith

1978-01-01

494

Videodiscs in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the current and future 5-year status of videodisc technology in special and regular education. Described first are the history, technological features, and prices of videodisc systems (which consist of a player, programing material stored on a disc,…

Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

495

Telecommunications in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the present and future 5-year status of telecommunication technologies in regular and special education. Briefly described are technological and economic aspects of videotex/teletext, subscription services, satellite broadcasting, cable television,…

Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

496

Children in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

wenty-five years ago educational services for children with disabilities were frequently fragmented, underfunded, highly segregated, and unreliable. Public schools were often ill prepared and unwilling to provide special and necessary services to children with disabilities. Over the past two decades, efforts to provide an appropriate education for children with disabilities in America—through a series of state statutes, federal court cases,

Eugene M. Lewit; Linda Schuurmann Baker; Linda Schuurmann

497

Elementary Teacher Training Specialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This specialized teacher training program, submitted by Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois as an entry in the 1973 Distinguished Achievement Award Program, provided perspective teachers with increased opportunities and experiences in specific areas of competency. These areas were early childhood education and remedial reading. The Remedial Reading…

Quincy Coll., IL.

498

Special Education: Procedural Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The guide is intended to provide information to administrators and regional and local case study committees on special education procedures within Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The manual addresses a step-by step approach from referral to the implementation of individualized education programs (IEP). The following topics are…

Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

499

Special Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to provide special education programs that are responsive to the needs of Navajo students and in order to comply with the Rules and Regulations of Public Law 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Public Law 95-561 (Education Amendments of 1978), the information in this handbook provides guidance to teachers and…

Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.

500

Big Dreams, Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research suggests that 40 percent of college-age students with disabilities in the United States are enrolled in community colleges. Two-year colleges for a long time have been billed as ideal places for students with special needs to continue their educations, especially when those needs dictate that they remain closer to home. However, some…

Scheib, Michele

2007-01-01