Sample records for special operations capable

  1. 77 FR 29899 - Safety Zone; International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-21

    ...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...

  2. Fresh whole blood transfusion capability for Special Operations Forces

    PubMed Central

    Beckett, Maj Andrew; Callum, Jeannie; da Luz, Luis Teodoro; Schmid, Joanne; Funk, Christopher; Glassberg, Col Elon; Tien, Col Homer

    2015-01-01

    Summary Fresh whole blood (FWB) transfusion is an option for providing volume and oxygen carrying capacity to bleeding Special Operations soldiers who are injured in an austere environment and who are far from a regular blood bank. Retrospective data from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan show an association between the use of FWB and survival. We reviewed the literature to document the issues surrounding FWB transfusion to Special Operations soldiers in the austere environment and surveyed the literature regarding best practice guidelines for and patient outcomes after FWB transfusions. Most literature regarding FWB transfusion is retrospective or historical. There is limited prospective evidence currently to change transfusion practice in tertiary care facilities, but FWB remains an option in the austere setting. PMID:26100776

  3. LOFT Augmented Operator Capability Program

    SciTech Connect

    Hollenbeck, D.A.; Krantz, E.A.; Hunt, G.L.; Meyer, O.R.

    1980-01-01

    The outline of the LOFT Augmented Operator Capability Program is presented. This program utilizes the LOFT (Loss-of-Fluid Test) reactor facility which is located at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and the LOFT operational transient experiment series as a test bed for methods of enhancing the reactor operator's capability for safer operation. The design of an Operational Diagnotics and Display System is presented which was backfit to the existing data acquisition computers. Basic color-graphic displays of the process schematic and trend type are presented. In addition, displays were developed and are presented which represent safety state vector information. A task analysis method was applied to LOFT reactor operating procedures to test its usefulness in defining the operator's information needs and workload.

  4. NATO initial common operational picture capability project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura Fanti; David Beach

    2002-01-01

    The Common Operational Picture (COP) capability can be defined as the ability to display on a single screen integrated views of the Recognized Maritime, Air and Ground Pictures, enriched by other tactical data, such as theater plans, assets, intelligence and logistics information. The purpose of the COP capability is to provide military forces a comprehensive view of the battle space,

  5. CCSDS Mission Operations Action Service Core Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reynolds, Walter F.; Lucord, Steven A.; Stevens, John E.

    2009-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the operations concepts of the command (action) services. Since the consequences of sending the wrong command are unacceptable, the command system provides a collaborative and distributed work environment for flight controllers and operators. The system prescribes a review and approval process where each command is viewed by other individuals before being sent to the vehicle. The action service needs additional capabilities to support he operations concepts of manned space flight. These are : (1) Action Service methods (2) Action attributes (3) Action parameter/argument attributes (4 ) Support for dynamically maintained action data. (5) Publish subscri be capabilities.

  6. Operant Conditioning for Special Educators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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…

  7. NATO initial common operational picture capability project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fanti, Laura; Beach, David

    2002-08-01

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

  8. Cost, capability, and risk for planetary operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1992-01-01

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

  9. RAGE visualization for Special Forces operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lanzagorta, Marco O.; Kuo, Eddy

    2000-05-01

    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.

  10. INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS PRIORITIES AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING FIRMS

    E-print Network

    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    levels of benefits. The findings demonstrate further that high performing firms compete effectivelyINNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS PRIORITIES AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING FIRMS performance and try to answer the question of how innovative capabilities support a manufacturing firm

  11. The Design of a Capability-Based Distributed Operating System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sape J. Mullender; Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    1986-01-01

    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

  12. Multiphase rotodynamic pumps extend their operating capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Falcimaigne, J.; Durando, P.; Loupias, M.; Vilagines, R.

    1994-12-31

    The paper describes the main features of the P302 multiphase pump and presents some results of bench tests carried out to check its hydraulic performances. The P302 is a rotodynamic helico-axial pump based on the Poseidon pumping technology. It is equipped with water lubricated bearings and driven by a high speed electrical motor. The pump was designed to work with a suction pressure much lower than the P300 prototype and to deliver a higher compression ratio. It has fifteen stages of compression cells, in three different series. Before installing the pump on an onshore production site for endurance tests with actual field fluids, the steady-state behavior and the transient responses of the pump were characterized on the IFP multiphase loop at Solaize (France). The pump was tested both with single phase fluids (liquid or gas) and a diphasic mixture (fuel-oil and nitrogen) at various GVF and suction pressures. In the paper, theoretical predictions are compared to measured data. The good results of these tests confirmed the soundness and versatility of the Poseidon hydraulics and also the calculation model ability to predict accurately the performances of rotodynamic pump over a wide range of operating conditions.

  13. Special Libraries: Planning and Operation; Preliminary Draft.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weiner, Betty H.

    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…

  14. Special operations on Boolean algebras

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Donald Monk

    \\u000a We give the basic definitions and facts about several operations on Boolean algebras which were not discussed in the Handbook.\\u000a We first make some additional comments on the Boolean algebra of global sections of sheaves.

  15. An online operational expert system with data validation capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hemant Y. Marathe; C.-C. Liu; M.-S. Tsai; R. G. Roger; J. M. Maurer

    1989-01-01

    The authors discuss the implementation and operation of an expert system in a control center environment. Attention is given to CRAFT (Customer Restoration And Fault Testing), a rule-based expert system which is capable of locating the faulted section of a power transmission line equipped with automatic switches and circuit breakers. In this study, the capabilities of CRAFT are extended by

  16. Does the Health Maintenance Facility Provide Speciality Capabilities?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1991-01-01

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

  17. Increased protein intake in military special operations.

    PubMed

    Ferrando, Arny A

    2013-11-01

    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

  18. Annals of Operations Research Special Volume

    E-print Network

    of Data Envelopment Analysis. Submitted manuscripts are expected to offer high impact on the field Envelopment Analysis Dedicated to the 100th Birthday of William W. Cooper, co-founder of DEA Guest EditorsAnnals of Operations Research Special Volume: Novel Theory and Methodology Developments in Data

  19. Entirely passive heat pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity

    DOEpatents

    Koenig, Daniel R. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1982-01-01

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

  20. Unattended ground sensor systems for special operations forces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Morgan, Paul F.

    2004-09-01

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

  1. NOAA Operational Space Environmental Monitoring - Current Capabilities and Future Directions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Denig, William; Redmon, Rob; Mulligan, Patricia

    2014-05-01

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

  2. Logistics service capabilities and firm performance of international distribution center operators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chin-Shan Lu; Ching-Chiao Yang

    2010-01-01

    This study empirically evaluated the crucial logistics service capabilities and firm performance of international distribution center operators in Taiwan. Three critical logistics service capabilities were identified based on factor analysis: (a) innovation capability, (b) customer response capability, and (c) flexible operation capability. Cluster analysis was subsequently used and based on their mean scores in the three logistics capability dimensions, respondents'

  3. Telescience testbedding: Technical and operational requirements for an international capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mian, Arshad; Rasmussen, Daryl

    1990-01-01

    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.

  4. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707...ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels may dispay...revolving beam colored red, green, or amber, located on...

  5. 49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section 175...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a) This...

  6. 49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section 175...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations § 175.9 Special aircraft operations. (a) This...

  7. 49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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  8. 49 CFR 175.9 - Special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  9. 49 CFR 175.9 - Exceptions for special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Exceptions for special aircraft operations. 175.9 Section...MATERIALS REGULATIONS CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT General Information and Regulations...175.9 Exceptions for special aircraft operations. This...

  10. 36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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

  11. 36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  12. 36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  13. 36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  14. 36 CFR 251.122 - Historical operator special use authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  15. Developing an operational capabilities index of the emergency services sector.

    SciTech Connect

    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

    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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Morgan, Paul F.

    2002-08-01

    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.

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240...Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...control and reasonable testing of your external links under your control; or...

  18. Operating the Solar Mesosphere Explorer with weakened power storage capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Kornelson; D. Gablehouse

    1989-01-01

    The precession of the orbit plane of the Solar Mesosphere Explorer Satellite since its launch in October 1981 has result in periods of zero orbital eclipse each year since 1986. This has produced temperatures of 40-60°C onboard the satellite, contributing to the failure of one battery and an extreme decrease in the capability of the other. In 1988, alterations to

  19. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  20. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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  1. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  2. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  3. 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

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  4. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Naval vessels may dispay, as a means of coordinating certain special operations, a revolving beam colored red, green, or amber, located on either yard arm or the mast platform from where it can best be seen all around the...

  5. Evaluating the operations capability of Freedom's Data Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sowizral, Henry A.

    1990-01-01

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

  6. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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  7. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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  8. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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  9. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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  10. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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

  11. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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

  12. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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

  13. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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

  14. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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

  15. A Venus Rover Capable of Long Life Surface Operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2005-12-01

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

  16. An online operational expert system with data validation capabilities [for power systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hemant Y. Marathe; C.-C. Liu; Men-Shen Tsai; R. G. Rogers; J. M. Maurer

    1991-01-01

    The implementation and operation of an expert system in a control center environment is discussed. CRAFT (customer restoration and fault testing) is a rule-based expert system which is capable of locating the faulted section of a transmission line equipped with automatic switches and circuit breakers. In this study, the capabilities of CRAFT are extended by adding two new knowledge bases

  17. 14 CFR 93.177 - Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Luke AFB, AZ § 93.177 Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area. (a) Unless otherwise authorized by Air Traffic...

  18. 14 CFR 93.177 - Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Luke AFB, AZ § 93.177 Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area. (a) Unless otherwise authorized by Air Traffic...

  19. 14 CFR 93.177 - Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Luke AFB, AZ § 93.177 Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area. (a) Unless otherwise authorized by Air Traffic...

  20. Telemanipulation - a special activity in remotely controlled operations

    SciTech Connect

    Rose, K.W. (Nukem GmbH, Alzenau (Germany)); Andre, Y. (Assistance Nucleaire Societe Anonyme, Bouzonville (France))

    1992-01-01

    Work to be done in areas hostile to humans needs special and careful preparation. If short-term entry is possible, groups of men can be trained to do the necessary work. If not, special devices have to be designed, built, and tested on mockups before the real work can be executed. Based on experience gained from maintenance in car production and test programs for a reprocessing facility, it was decided to train a special group of men to do remotely controlled work in hostile areas without endangering them and to use their personal experience as the basis for future work. This is the old-fashioned way of all professions. Some needs to be able to do that remotely controlled work with normally existing operational means and combinations of them like cranes, mechanical and electromechanical master slave manipulators (MMSMs and EMSMs), saws, files, hammer, tig-welding equipment, etc., in air as well as underwater. This paper discusses use of a remote operator manipulator (ROM), remote operator welder (ROW), a test of underwater work, and the repair of two activated jets pumps of a boiling water reactor BWR with a fueling machine, reactor crane, EMSM, and conventional tools.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2012-11-19

    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.

  2. Rationale for Use of Intravenous Acetaminophen in Special Operations Medicine.

    PubMed

    Vokoun, Edward Scott

    2015-01-01

    Use of intravenous acetaminophen has increased recently as an opioid-sparing strategy for patients undergoing major surgery. Its characteristics and efficacy suggest that it would a useful adjunct in combat trauma medicine. This article reviews those characteristics, which include rapid onset, high peak plasma concentration, and favorable side-effect profile. Also discussed is the hepatotoxicity risk of acetaminophen in a combat trauma patient. It concludes that intravenous acetaminophen should be considered as an addition to the US Special Operations Command Tactical Trauma Protocols and supplied to medics for use in field care. PMID:26125167

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

    PubMed

    Clark, Susz; Van Steenvort, Jon K

    2008-01-01

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

  4. Entirely passive heat-pipe apparatus capable of operating against gravity

    DOEpatents

    Koenig, D.R.

    1981-02-11

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

  5. 77 FR 6007 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-07

    ...Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations...safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations...delegated the authority to issue certain local regulations. Safety zones may be...

  6. 76 FR 70342 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations...safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations...delegated the authority to issue certain local regulations. Safety zones may be...

  7. 46 CFR 153.1002 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 2011-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 153.1002 Section 153.1002 Shipping...Procedures § 153.1002 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When Table 1 refers to this...

  8. 46 CFR 153.1002 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 153.1002 Section 153.1002 Shipping...Procedures § 153.1002 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When Table 1 refers to this...

  9. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210...3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired...limited to, competition in the rental market, comparative rents,...

  10. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210...3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired...limited to, competition in the rental market, comparative rents,...

  11. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210...3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired...limited to, competition in the rental market, comparative rents,...

  12. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210...3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired...limited to, competition in the rental market, comparative rents,...

  13. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210...3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired...limited to, competition in the rental market, comparative rents,...

  14. Special Operations Forces (SOF) technical analysis and evaluation

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1987-08-31

    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.

  15. Special Challenges in the Operation of International Monitoring System Stations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2007-05-01

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

  16. SPECIAL ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL STORMWATER RUNOFF COVERS OVER SLIT TRENCHES

    SciTech Connect

    Collard, L; Luther Hamm, L

    2008-12-18

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-04-01

    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.

  18. 48 CFR 970.3605-2 - Special construction clause for operating contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Construction and Architect-Engineer...3605-2 Special construction clause for operating...shall be used in management and operating...but may procure construction by...

  19. 48 CFR 970.3605-2 - Special construction clause for operating contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Construction and Architect-Engineer...3605-2 Special construction clause for operating...shall be used in management and operating...but may procure construction by...

  20. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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

  1. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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

  2. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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

  4. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...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...

  5. Results from the Operational Testing of the Eaton Smart Grid Capable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

    SciTech Connect

    Brion Bennett

    2014-10-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Energy capability improvement of power DMOS transistors operating in pulsed conditions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Costachescu, Dragos; Pfost, Martin

    2015-01-01

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

  8. Injury epidemiology of U.S. Army Special Operations forces.

    PubMed

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

    2014-10-01

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

  9. Complexity associated with the optimisation of capability options in military operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2005-12-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunn, John M.; French, Ron

    1982-01-01

    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)

  11. Special Operations of CERES for Radiation Experiment Tests (SOCRATES)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Szewczyk, Z. Peter

    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.

  12. Load following capability of CANDLE reactor by adjusting coolant operation condition

    SciTech Connect

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

    2012-06-06

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

  13. Load following capability of CANDLE reactor by adjusting coolant operation condition

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sekimoto, Hiroshi; Nakayama, Sinsuke

    2012-06-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2010-09-01

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

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

    E-print Network

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

  16. 46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 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...

  17. 46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ebeling, Charles

    1993-01-01

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

  19. Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator. Specialized Equipment. Training Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perky, Sandra Dutreau; And Others

    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,…

  20. Foreign Affairs Information System (FAIS) Early Operational Capability (EOC) network security criteria

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-09-12

    The Joint Center for Information Security Technology (JCIST) at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under an interagency agreement between the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Energy (DOE), has been tasked with the security certification testing of the Foreign Affairs Information system (FAIS) Early Operational Capability (EOC) software. The basis for this certification is the FAIS (EOC) Security Requirements Allocation (SRA) document. This document defines the security requirements for the FAIS EOC software. Security certification of the FAIS system is the responsibility of the Office of Information Systems Security, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/ST/ISS). The overall FAIS EOC certification will be completed in two general steps. First, a test of a stand-alone FAIS EOC system against the SRA requirements which is currently in progress. Second is a test of all FAIS network system interfaces against the SRA requirements as expanded to adequately address the network security issues. This accumulation of requirements is referred to as the FAIS EOC Network Security Criteria. 5 refs.

  1. 46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  2. 46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  3. 46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  4. 46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

  5. 46 CFR 151.45-2 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  6. Biometrics in support of special forces medical operations.

    PubMed

    Kershner, Michael R

    2012-01-01

    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

  7. Microlanguages for Operating System Specialization Calton Pu, Andrew Black, Crispin Cowan, Jonathan Walpole

    E-print Network

    Walpole, Jonathan

    Microlanguages for Operating System Specialization Calton Pu, Andrew Black, Crispin Cowan, Jonathan, OR 97291-1000 email: fcalton, black, crispin, walpoleg@cse.ogi.edu Charles Consel Dept. of Computer Science

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2012-01-01

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

  9. 30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...production of that permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii) Came into existence after July 31, 1976, and prior to May 2, 1977, and the actual and attributed production from all...

  10. 30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...production of that permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii) Came into existence after July 31, 1976, and prior to May 2, 1977, and the actual and attributed production from all...

  11. 30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...production of that permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or (ii) Came into existence after July 31, 1976, and prior to May 2, 1977, and the actual and attributed production from all...

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

    E-print Network

    Whalen, Scott Allan

    1997-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to determine restrained foot positions that increase hand force exertion capability (HFEC) over that available under the existing restrained foot position utilized by NASA astronauts during Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA...

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

    E-print Network

    Whalen, Scott Allan

    1997-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to determine restrained foot positions that increase hand force exertion capability (HFEC) over that available under the existing restrained foot position utilized by NASA astronauts during Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA...

  14. Economical operation of the C pm control chart for monitoring process capability index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maiko Morita; Ikuo Arizono; Ippei Nakase; Yasuhiko Takemoto

    2009-01-01

    Process capability indices are widely used to provide the evaluation measure of a process. Especially, the process capability\\u000a index C\\u000a \\u000a pm\\u000a , which is defined by the range of the process standard specification limits and the deviation from a target value, is called\\u000a the Taguchi index. Boyles has investigated the statistical characteristics of the estimator , and also proposed a

  15. Preliminary design capability enhancement via development of rotorcraft operating economics model

    E-print Network

    Giansiracusa, Michael P

    2010-01-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...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...

  19. 47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...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...

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

  1. Co-Operative Phenomena as a Physical Paradigm for Special Relativity, Gravitation and Quantum Mechanics

    E-print Network

    Vincent Buonomano

    2002-10-07

    We take Co-Operative Phenomena as a common physical conceptual base to speculate on the existence of a medium and the properties that it must have to physically understand some of the problems in Special Relativity, Gravitation and Quantum Mechanics.

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

    E-print Network

    Smilowitz, Karen

    IEMS 490: Special topics: Operations Research Modeling in Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics228) Course Description This course will cover a range of topics related to the modeling of logistics. Course material focuses on formulating complex logistics problems, teaching students to trans- late real

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

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1997-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1997-05-01

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

  7. Design and operation of equipment used to develop remote coating capability for HTGR fuel particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. R. Suchomel; D. P. Stinton; M. K. Preston; J. L. Heck; B. J. Bolfing; W. J. Lackey

    1978-01-01

    Refabrication of HTGR fuels is a manufacturing process that consists of preparation of fuel kernels, application of multiple layers of pyrolytic carbon and silicon carbide, preparation of fuel rods, and assembly of fuel rods into fuel elements. All the equipment for refabrication of ²³³U-containing fuel must be designed for completely remote operation and maintenance in hot-cell facilities. Equipment to remotely

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

    SciTech Connect

    Barvinsky, A.O. [Theory Department, Lebedev Physics Institute, Leninsky Prospect 53, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Kamenshchik, A.Yu., E-mail: barvin@td.lpi.ru, E-mail: Alexander.Kamenshchik@bo.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna and INFN, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

    2011-04-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Richard Barney Carlson; Don Scoffield; Brion Bennett

    2013-12-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1985-07-23

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-06-01

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

  12. US mercury recyclers provide expanded process capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. B. Queneau; L. A. Smith; M. D. Royer

    1994-01-01

    The article summarizes the treatment capabilities of U.S. plants recovering mercury from a variety of secondaries. There are six non-captive U.S. operations that accept various types of mercury-containing secondaries and wastes for mercury recovery, not including those firms specializing in processing spent lamps. Two of these operations, Adrow Chemical and D.F. Goldsmith Metal and Chemical, specialize in distillation of >

  13. 46 CFR 153.903 - Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  14. 46 CFR 153.903 - Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 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,...

  15. 46 CFR 153.903 - Operating a United States ship in special areas: Categories A, B, and C.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  16. 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

    ...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,...

  17. 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

    ...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,...

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

    PubMed

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Antonsson, Erik; Gombosi, Tamas

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Preventive Medicine and Its Role in the Special Operation Forces Medical Team.

    PubMed

    Agudelo, Juan J

    2015-01-01

    Throughout history, Soldiers in wartime have been especially vulnerable to infectious diseases, which have devastated and decimated entire armies, causing suspension and, in some cases, complete cancellation of military operations. Dr. William Foege,1 a renowned Harvard epidemiologist, and his colleagues claim that throughout history, infectious diseases have killed more Soldiers than have weapons. Reality shows that it does not matter if your Soldiers had the best training available with the best equipment and top of the world intelligence: if your personnel get sick, they become more of a liability than an asset for a combat operation. This article presents some of the key findings that continue to affect our Special Operations Forces (SOF) and how the use of specifically designed new products can help in controlling short- and long-term consequences of infectious diseases. PMID:26125178

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

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

    2005-12-01

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

  2. Assessment of Sleep Disruption and Sleep Quality in Naval Special Warfare Operators.

    PubMed

    Harris, Erica; Taylor, Marcus K; Drummond, Sean P A; Larson, Gerald E; Potterat, Eric G

    2015-07-01

    Little is known about sleep in elite military populations who are exposed to higher operational demands, unpredictable training, deployment, and mission cycles. Twenty-nine Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Operators wore an actiwatch for an 8-day/7-night period for objective sleep assessment and completed a nightly sleep log. A total of 170 nights of actigraphically recorded sleep were collected. When comparing objectively versus subjectively recorded sleep parameter data, statistically significant differences were found. Compared with sleep log data, actigraphy data indicate NSW Operators took longer to fall asleep (an average of 25.82 minutes), spent more time awake after sleep onset (an average of 39.55 minutes), and demonstrated poorer sleep efficiency (83.88%) (ps < 0.05). Self-reported sleep quality during the study period was 6.47 (maximum score = 10). No relationships existed between the objectively derived sleep indices and the self-reported measure of sleep quality (rs = -0.29 to 0.09, all ps > 0.05). Strong inter-relationships existed among the subjectively derived sleep indices (e.g., between self-reported sleep quality and sleep efficiency; r = 0.61, p < 0.001). To our knowledge, this is the first study to objectively and subjectively quantify sleep among NSW Operators. These findings suggest sleep maintenance and sleep efficiency are impaired when compared to normative population data. PMID:26126252

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

    PubMed

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

    2014-05-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kunrong Wang; Fred C. Lee; Jason Lai

    2000-01-01

    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

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

    PubMed

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

    1978-04-01

    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

  6. 77 FR 25129 - Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the Continued Operation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-27

    ...Use Permit for the Continued Operation of the Winchester Canyon Gun Club; Los Padres National Forest, California AGENCY: Forest...reissuance of a 20-year special use permit for the Winchester Canyon Gun Club (WCGC). This notice announces the beginning of...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

    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.

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

    E-print Network

    Habib, Ayman

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

  9. Investigation of the static lift capability of a low-aspect-ratio wing operating in a powered ground-effect mode

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huffman, J. K.; Jackson, C. M., Jr.

    1974-01-01

    A preliminary experimental investigation has been made to evaluate the powered ground-effect capability of a low-aspect-ratio, wing-body configuration with forward-mounted propulsion. The tests were limited to static ground-effect conditions in order to obtain information on an air-cushion mode of operation. The results indicate, in general, that an air-cushion mode is within the capability of the type of configuration examined. The conditions examined indicated the possibility of hover mode and also forward acceleration capability in near-ground effect. Center-of-pressure movement did not appear to be a problem. However, it was recognized that longitudinal trim would be a problem to consider in both the hover and acceleration modes.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1988-01-01

    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 planning to ensure safe future performance. This paper reports on some methods developed and successfully applied to obtain requisite information and to assist waste management planning at the corporate level in a nationwide system of laboratories and industries. Waste generation and TSD capabilities at selected US Department of Energy (DOE) sites were studied. 1 ref., 2 tabs.

  11. 78 FR 61445 - Seventy-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ...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...

  12. 78 FR 66419 - Seventy Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ...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...

  13. 76 FR 58077 - Seventy-Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ...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...

  14. 77 FR 29749 - 74th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimal Operations Performance Standards for Traffic...

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    2012-05-18

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

  15. 75 FR 20671 - Seventieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ...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...

  16. 76 FR 11846 - Seventy-second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    2011-03-03

    ...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...

  17. 75 FR 52590 - Seventy-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    2010-08-26

    ...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...

  18. 78 FR 6401 - Seventy Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ...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...

  19. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan available for inspection...When the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan is activated pursuant...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan. 3. Prior to...

  20. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation

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    2010-01-01

    ...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan available for inspection...When the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan is activated pursuant...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan. 3. Prior to...

  1. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan available for inspection...When the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan is activated pursuant...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan. 3. Prior to...

  2. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan available for inspection...When the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan is activated pursuant...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan. 3. Prior to...

  3. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Air Traffic Control System Emergency Operation

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan available for inspection...When the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan is activated pursuant...of the National Air Traffic Reduced Complement Operations Plan. 3. Prior to...

  4. 77 FR 45921 - Alaskan Fuel Hauling as a Restricted Category Special Purpose Flight Operation

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    2012-08-02

    ...was considered for aircraft type-certificated...surplus military aircraft type-certificated...special purpose. The fuel hauling system must be shown to...Upon approval of the fuel hauling configuration of an aircraft for Alaskan...

  5. 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

    2010-01-01

    ...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...

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhou, Wen-Yong; Song, Ze-Qian

    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.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1996-01-01

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

  8. Vector control of an IPM synchronous machine capable of full range operations for hybrid electric vehicle application

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Z. X. Fu; J. Xiang; W. C. Reynolds; B. Nefcy

    2003-01-01

    Interior PM (IPM) synchronous machines are popularly used as traction motors for mild hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles. In order to achieve desired performance, such as, propulsion of the vehicle, torque boost, charging battery, driveline synchronization during gearshift, and active damping of driveline oscillation, the IPM synchronous machine must be able to operate at every load point inside the envelope

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2007-01-01

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

  10. US mercury recyclers provide expanded process capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Queneau, P.B.; Smith, L.A.; Royer, M.D.

    1994-02-01

    The article summarizes the treatment capabilities of U.S. plants recovering mercury from a variety of secondaries. There are six non-captive U.S. operations that accept various types of mercury-containing secondaries and wastes for mercury recovery, not including those firms specializing in processing spent lamps. Two of these operations, Adrow Chemical and D.F. Goldsmith Metal and Chemical, specialize in distillation of > or = 99% flowable mercury; non-radioactive mercury assaying > or = 99% Hg is not a listed waste. One operation, Quicksilver Recycling, operates a physical separation circuit followed by distillation; the company's feedstock is primarily electronic scrap. Two firms, Bethlehem Apparatus and Mercury Refining, accept a wide variety of mercury secondaries and wastes for retorting and/or distillation. The only domestic recycler of radioactive mercury materials is NSSI/Recovery Services.

  11. 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

    2013-01-01

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

  12. 14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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

  13. 14 CFR Appendix A to Part 136 - Special Operating Rules for Air Tour Operators in the State of Hawaii

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Ertel, Klaus; Linné, Holger; Bösenberg, Jens

    2005-08-01

    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.

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

    PubMed

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

    2012-08-17

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert M Rush; Edward D Arrington

    2003-01-01

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

  18. Experimental Investigation of the Relationship between Operating Temperature and Power Handling Capability of High-Temperature Superconducting Dual-Band Bandpass Filter

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Satoh, Kei; Takagi, Yuta; Narahashi, Shoichi; Nojima, Toshio

    This paper experimentally investigates the relationship between the operating temperature and the power handling capability (PHC) of a coplanar waveguide (CPW) high-temperature superconducting (HTS) dual-band bandpass filter (DBPF) using a YBCO thin film deposited on a MgO substrate. The PHC is evaluated based on the intermodulation distortion of the HTS-DBPF. Experimental results show that the PHC does not change depending on how signals are input to the passbands of the HTS-DBPF at 50 K, 60 K, and 70 K, which leads to a straightforward design of mobile communication systems.

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

    PubMed

    Givens, Melissa L; Verlo, April

    2015-01-01

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

  20. 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)

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

    2005-12-01

    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.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2010-01-01

    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

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...Obtain modifications to meet Stage 3 noise levels; (3) Obtain...significant modifications; (4) Deliver the airplane to a lessee...section. (b) An operator of a Stage 2 airplane that needs...

  3. 14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...Obtain modifications to meet Stage 3 noise levels; (3) Obtain...significant modifications; (4) Deliver the airplane to a lessee...section. (b) An operator of a Stage 2 airplane that needs...

  4. 14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...Obtain modifications to meet Stage 3 noise levels; (3) Obtain...significant modifications; (4) Deliver the airplane to a lessee...section. (b) An operator of a Stage 2 airplane that needs...

  5. 14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over 75,000 pounds...Obtain modifications to meet Stage 3 noise levels; (3) Obtain...significant modifications; (4) Deliver the airplane to a lessee...section. (b) An operator of a Stage 2 airplane that needs...

  6. 36 CFR 261.1a - Special use authorizations, contracts and operating plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Regional Forester, each Forest Supervisor, and each...or approve operating plans authorizing the occupancy...or other part of the National Forest System in accordance...authorizing document or approved plan an act or omission...

  7. 36 CFR 261.1a - Special use authorizations, contracts and operating plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Regional Forester, each Forest Supervisor, and each...or approve operating plans authorizing the occupancy...or other part of the National Forest System in accordance...authorizing document or approved plan an act or omission...

  8. 14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  9. 14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Gastrointestinal metastasis of lung cancer with special emphasis on a long-term survivor after operation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Min Soo Kim; Eun Hee Kook; Se Han Ahn; Se Young Jeon; Jung Ho Yoon; Min Sung Han; Cheol Hyeon Kim; Jae Cheol Lee

    2009-01-01

    Purpose  The aim of this study was to report the clinical characteristics and outcomes of gastrointestinal metastasis from lung cancer,\\u000a with special emphasis on a long-term survivor after surgery.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  We retrospectively reviewed all patients diagnosed with lung cancer between 2000 and 2007 at a tertiary referral center for\\u000a cancer.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  Gastrointestinal metastases were detected in 10 (0.19%) of 5,239 lung cancer patients.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Spinler, Anthony B.

    1999-01-01

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

  12. 29 CFR 1910.126 - Additional requirements for special dipping and coating operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (2) You must equip each tank with an alarm that will sound if the temperature of the liquid comes within 50 °F (10...immediately disconnect the power supply to the high-voltage transformer and signal the operator if: (i) Ventilation or the...

  13. 76 FR 81360 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...

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    2011-12-28

    ...Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...for the Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 airplane. This airplane will have...applied for a type certificate for their new Model G280 airplane. The Model G280 will...

  14. ITER confinement capability

    SciTech Connect

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

    1990-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthias Barjenbruch; Eva Exner

    2012-01-01

    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

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL CAPABILITIES

    E-print Network

    - Radio Frequency Susceptibility · Section 21 - Emission of Radio Frequency Energy · Section 22 · Section 25 - Electrostatic Discharge Additional Capabilities: · RF Cable Insertion Loss and VSWR TestingV and 100kV P-Static Testing Systems · In-Flight Antenna Patterns · Aircraft Test Hangar 100x100x30ft, Door

  17. Shadow Kernels: A General Mechanism For Kernel Specialization in Existing Operating Systems

    E-print Network

    Chick, Oliver R. A.; Carata, Lucian; Snee, James; Balakrishnan, Nikilesh; Sohan, Ripduman

    2015-01-01

    will not deschedule the spe- cialized application. 5.3.2 Application to web workload Having shown a microbenchmark cost of switching to a shadow kernel, we now show the overheads when ap- plied to a realistic workload. We modify lighttpd in order to switch to a shadow... scheduler operation whilst spe- cializing ten pages. Moreover, we show a negligible per- formance impact of shadow kernels when applied to a lighttpd web server. 8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was principally supported by internal funds from the Computer...

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

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

  19. The FD-method for solving Sturm-Liouville problems with special singular differential operator

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    Makarov, Volodymyr; Klimenko, Yaroslav

    2011-01-01

    In the paper we describe a superexponentially convergent numerical-analytical method for solving the eigenvalue problem for the some class of singular differential operators with boundary conditions. The method (FD-method) was firstly proposed by V. L. Makarov and successfully combines the benefits of using the {\\it coefficient approximation methods} (CAM) and the homotopy approach. The sufficient conditions which provides convergence of the proposed method are stated and rigorously substantiated. The algorithm for the software implementation of the proposed method is described too. A lot of numerical examples are included in the paper. The examples confirm the theoretical conclusions. We also have made the comparison between the results obtained by FD-method and results obtained by the powerful software package for solving Sturm-Liouville problems --- SLEIGN2.

  20. Plans for National Ignition Facility operations training and operations procedures

    SciTech Connect

    Mantrom, D.D., LLNL

    1998-06-01

    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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2013-12-01

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

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

    E-print Network

    Shepard, Kenneth

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

  3. 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

    Rothrock, R.B.

    1998-09-01

    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.

  4. Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability

    SciTech Connect

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

    1983-02-01

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

  5. Enhanced Rescue Lift Capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Young, Larry A.

    2007-01-01

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

  6. Indigenous Research Capability in Aotearoa

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ormond, Adreanne; Williams, Les R. Tumoana

    2013-01-01

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

  7. Capability 9.2 Mobility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zakrasjek, June

    2005-01-01

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

  8. Design of Training Systems Utility Assessment: The Training Process Flow and System Capabilities/Requirements and Resources Models Operating in the TRAPAC Environment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duffy, Larry R.

    The report summarizes the results of a field test conducted for the purpose of determining the utility to Naval training of the Systems Capabilities/Requirements and Resources (SCRR) and the Training Process Flow (TPF) computer-based mathematical models. Basic descriptions of the SCRR and the TPF and their development are given. Training…

  9. Special Procedures

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Advanced heart disease may require special procedures to open an artery and improve blood flow. These operations are usually done to ease severe ... tip, which is repeatedly inflated and deflated to open and stretch the artery, improving blood flow. Often, a tiny tube called a stent is ...

  10. National transportable telecommunications capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boheim, Kenneth B.; Bach, Beverly

    1991-01-01

    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.

  11. National transportable telecommunications capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boheim, Kenneth B.; Bach, Beverly

    1991-09-01

    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.

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

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Manage- ment System (CWMS). ERDC TN-SWWRP-11-2 February 2011 Meeting Water Quality and Water Control operational and water quality objectives in a basin wide approach under the System-Wide Water Resources the impact of water quality in reservoir operations system decision-making. As a result, integration

  13. 14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...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...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...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...

  15. 14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...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...

  16. 14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...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...

  17. 14 CFR 61.77 - Special purpose pilot authorization: Operation of a civil aircraft of the United States and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...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...

  18. 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

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    Crawford, Felicity A.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. Evaluation of Various Dynamic Issues during Transient Operation of Turbocharged Diesel Engine with Special Reference to Friction Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. D. Rakopoulos; E. G. Giakoumis; A. M. Dimaratos

    The modeling of transient turbocharged diesel engine operation appeared in the early seventies and continues to be in the focal point of research, due to the importance of transient response in the everyday operating conditions of engines. The majority of research has focused so far on issues concerning thermodynamic modeling, as these directly affect heat release predictions and consequently performance

  20. Comparison of Capabilities of Quadcopters for Use in Cryospheric Sciences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Herzfeld Mayer, M. U.; Herzfeld, U. C.

    2014-12-01

    Quadcopters, small unmanned aircraft with 4 wings and 4 rotors, have developed rapidly in recent years. In this paper, we examine and compare the capabilities of quadcopters with respect of their capabilities for use in observations of glaciers and sea ice. We compare the following: Payload, size of aircraft, range and endurance, flight altitude, operation restrictions. Special consideration is given to the type of remote-sensing instrumentation that can be operated, such as video and still cameras, laser altimeters, geolocation such as GPS, and data storage and data transmission and communication. For illustration, we include examples from remote-sensing observations collected from other types of small unmanned and manned aircraft of glaciers and sea ice environments.

  1. Dynamic Process Capability Indices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jing Sun

    2002-01-01

    Process capability indices as an important kind of indices are intended to provide single-number assessments of the inherent process capability to meet specification limits on quality characteristic(s) of interest. In this paper the condition for the application of process capability indices is analyzed. On the basis of process capability indices, dynamic process capability indices as a new kind of indices

  2. Development and field application of a 6-bottle serial gas-tight fluid sampler for collecting seafloor cold seep and hydrothermal vent fluids with autonomous operation capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, S.; Ding, K.; Yang, C.; Seyfried, W. E., Jr.; Tan, C.; Schaen, A. T.; Luhmann, A. J.

    2014-12-01

    A 6-bottle serial gas-tight sampler (so-called "six-shooter") was developed for application with deep-sea vent fluids. The new device is composed of a custom-made 6-channel valve manifold and six sampling bottles which are circularly distributed around the valve manifold. Each valve channel consists of a high-pressure titanium cartridge valve and a motor-driven actuator. A sampling snorkel is connected to the inlet of the manifold that delivers the incoming fluid to different bottles. Each sampling bottle has a 160 ml-volume chamber and an accumulator chamber inside where compressed nitrogen is used to maintain the sample at near in-situ pressure. An electronics chamber that is located at the center of the sampler is used to carry out all sampling operations, autonomously, if desired. The sampler is of a compact circular configuration with a diameter of 26 cm and a length of 54 cm. During the SVC cruise AT 26-12, the sampler was deployed by DSV2 Alvin at a cold seep site MC036 with a depth of 1090 m in the Gulf of Mexico. The sampler collected fluid samples automatically following the tidal cycle to monitor the potential impact of the tide cycle on the fluid chemistry of cold seep in a period of two day. During the cruise AT 26-17, the sampler was used with newly upgraded DSV2 Alvin three times at the hydrothermal vent sites along Axial Seamount and Main Endeavor Field on Juan de Fuca Ridge. During a 4-day deployment at Anemone diffuse site (Axial Caldera), the sampler was set to work in an autonomous mode to collect fluid samples according to the preset interval. During other dives, the sampler was manually controlled via ICL (Inductively Coupled Link) communication through the hull. Gas-tight fluid samples were collected from different hydrothermal vents with temperatures between 267 ? and 335 ? at the depth up to 2200 m. The field results indicate unique advantages of the design. It can be deployed in extended time period with remote operation or working autonomously taking gas-tight fluid samples. If used with HOV or ROV, it will reduce basket space occupation and ICL communication cables compared to traditional single-bottle gas-tight samplers. This time serial gas-tight fluid sampler will be further developed into a 36 bottle system for remote operation with seafloor cabled observatory.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hauschildt, P. H.

    1992-01-01

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

  4. Wide operational margin capability of 1 kbit spin-transfer-torque memory array chip with 1-PMOS and 1-bottom-pin-magnetic-tunnel-junction type cell

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Koike, Hiroki; Ohsawa, Takashi; Miura, Sadahiko; Honjo, Hiroaki; Ikeda, Shoji; Hanyu, Takahiro; Ohno, Hideo; Endoh, Tetsuo

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the optimal combination of 1 transistor (T) and 1 magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) type cell for spin transfer torque memory. Taking into consideration of current magnitude for both the T and the MTJ, either PMOS — bottom pin structure or NMOS — top pin structure can be a promising choice. Focusing on the PMOS-bottom pin structure from the viewpoint of avoiding process difficulty, we clarified the condition that the structure would be effective. In order to verify the structure’s effectiveness, a stand-alone MTJ test element group and a 1 kbit memory array chip were designed and fabricated with 90 nm CMOS/100 nm MTJ process. With the pass bit percentage measurement of the memory chip, we successfully demonstrated that 1-PMOS and 1-bottom-pin-MTJ has the wide operation margin of 100% pass at near 1.6 V. It will be an effective solution for 1T-1MTJ memories.

  5. Laboratory microfusion capability study

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1993-05-01

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

  6. What can be done with expired pharmaceuticals? A review of literature as it pertains to special operations force?s medics.

    PubMed

    Culbertson, Nicholas T

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decade, increasing evidence suggests that pharmaceuticals may continue to be potent beyond their date of expiration. Despite this evidence, we have not yet experienced a change in United States federal policy that would recommend usage of expired pharmaceuticals. While the scientific community and federal regulators continue to study the matter, the medical community is often guilty of misunderstanding the nuances of the issue. As a result, many healthcare professionals misinform their peers and their patients on either the appropriateness or inappropriateness of taking expired medications. Even though both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not recommend the dosing of expired pharmaceuticals at this time, discussion of the issue is warranted in order to understand the potential behind some expired drugs and to encourage further research. This discussion is particularly relevant to the Special Operations medical community, since Special Operations Force's (SOF) medics frequently encounter expired medication overseas. Given their unique skill set and working environment, the SOF medic should be familiar with the potential applications of expired medications, including their drawbacks. PMID:21706454

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

    PubMed

    Chung, Thomas D Y

    2014-03-01

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

  8. Knowledge Capability: A Definition and Research Model

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    Ye Ning; Zhi-ping Fan; Bo Feng

    2006-01-01

    Basing on the view of dynamic capacity and knowledge-based view, this paper explores the definition and dimensions of knowledge\\u000a capability. Differing from previous literature that think knowledge capability is the sum total of the knowledge assets of\\u000a organizations, this paper defines knowledge capability as including both knowledge assets and knowledge operating capacities.\\u000a And it is proposed that knowledge capability is

  9. SAPHIRE 8 New Features and Capabilities

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    Curtis Smith

    2008-08-01

    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

  10. Mobile systems capability plan

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    NONE

    1996-09-01

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

  11. Enhanced ocean observational capability

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    Volpe, A M; Esser, B K

    2000-01-10

    Coastal oceans are vital to world health and sustenance. Technology that enables new observations has always been the driver of discovery in ocean sciences. In this context, we describe the first at sea deployment and operation of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS) for continuous measurement of trace elements in seawater. The purpose of these experiments was to demonstrate that an ICPMS could be operated in a corrosive and high vibration environment with no degradation in performance. Significant advances occurred this past year due to ship time provided by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), as well as that funded through this project. Evaluation at sea involved performance testing and characterization of several real-time seawater analysis modes. We show that mass spectrometers can rapidly, precisely and accurately determine ultratrace metal concentrations in seawater, thus allowing high-resolution mapping of large areas of surface seawater. This analytical capability represents a significant advance toward real-time observation and understanding of water mass chemistry in dynamic coastal environments. In addition, a joint LLNL-SIO workshop was convened to define and design new technologies for ocean observation. Finally, collaborative efforts were initiated with atmospheric scientists at LLNL to identify realistic coastal ocean and river simulation models to support real-time analysis and modeling of hazardous material releases in coastal waterways.

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

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    Hartman, Edwin P.; Biermann, David

    1938-01-01

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

  13. Embeddedness of Organizational Capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rajdeep Grewal; Rebecca J. Slotegraaf

    2007-01-01

    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

  14. Understanding Process Capability Indices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stefan Steiner; Bovas Abraham; Jock MacKay

    this article is answer such questions by providing an illustration of theimportant issues related to capability indices. In addition, this article makes suggestions regardingthe process information necessary to make appropriate use of capability indices. In the nextsection, the question of which capability index to use is addressed by contrasting the variouscommon indices. It is shown that the index P pk

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

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    Lee, S.

    1989-01-01

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

  16. Mission operations systems for planetary exploration

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mclaughlin, William I.; Wolff, Donna M.

    1988-01-01

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

  17. OPERATIONAL AND LABORATORY CAPABILITIES "JOIDES RESOLUTION"

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    #12;Material in this publication may be copied without restraint for library, abstract service AND EQUIPMENT #12;I. INTRODUCTION This publication introduces the Ocean Drilling Program's (ODP) drillship of this publication may be obtained from the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A & M University, College Station

  18. Portfolio influences on Air Force Capabilities-Based assessment and Capabilities-Based Planning activities

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    Cheryl M. Strube; J. R. Loren

    2011-01-01

    Capability-Based Assessments (CBA) are the starting point in identifying, and recommending solutions for gaps and shortfalls in operational military capabilities. CBAs assess several key areas, and provide actionable decision-quality information to senior leadership. The Air Force (AF) Capabilities-Based Planning (CBP) process is aligned with joint CBA constructs, to better support AF corporate decisions regarding acquisition of warfighting capabilities. Both these

  19. Robots in Human Environments: Basic Autonomous Capabilities

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    Oussama Khatib; K. Yokoi; Oliver Brock; K. Chang; A. Casal

    1999-01-01

    This article discusses the basic capabilities needed to enable robots to operate in human-populated environments for accomplishing both autonomous tasks and human-guided tasks. These capabilities are key to many new emerging robotic applications in service, construc- tion, field, underwater, and space. An important characteristic of these robots is the \\

  20. Interactive Multimedia Presentation Capabilities

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    Boll, Susanne

    Interactive Multimedia Presentation Capabilities for an Object-Oriented DBMS Susanne Boll, Michael and Mathematics (ERCIM) Workshop Reports, 9th ERCIM Database Research Group Workshop on Multimedia Database Sys, FRANCE, 1996. #12;Interactive Multimedia Presentation Capabilities for an Object-Oriented DBMS Susanne

  1. Metrology measurement capabilities

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    Shroyer, K.

    1997-02-01

    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.

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

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    Watters, David A K

    2007-12-01

    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

  3. FMEF/experimental capabilities

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    Burgess, C A; Dronen, V R

    1981-10-19

    The Fuels and Materials Examination Facility (FMEF), under construction at the Hanford site north of Richland, Washington, will be one of the most modern facilities offering irradiated fuels and materials examination capabilities and fuel fabrication development technologies. Scheduled for completion in 1984, the FMEF will provide examination capability for fuel assemblies, fuel pins and test pins irradiated in the FFTF. Various functions of the FMEF are described, with emphasis on experimental data-gathering capabilities in the facility's Nondestructive and Destructive examination cell complex.

  4. Capabilities of Experimental Apparatus

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    COMPRES Image Library

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

  5. Engineering Capabilities and Partnerships

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Poulos, Steve

    2010-01-01

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

  6. A process capability indicator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lai K. Chan; T. K. Mak

    1993-01-01

    A new measure of process capability, called process capability indicator and denoted by C1is proposed. It is of the form C1=deviation indicator (DI)+w×variation indicator (VI), where DI and VI, are, respectively, measures of the deviation of the process mean from the target value and the process variation, and both are relative to the tolerance. The weight factor w is used

  7. Test Laboratory Facilities and Capabilities

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    Hamilton, Jeff

    2004-01-01

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

  8. Effect of present technology on airship capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Madden, R. T.

    1975-01-01

    The effect is presented of updating past airship designs using current materials and propulsion systems to determine new airship performance and productivity capabilities. New materials and power plants permit reductions in the empty weights and increases in the useful load capabilities of past airship designs. The increased useful load capability results in increased productivity for a given range, i.e., either increased payload at the same operating speed or increased operating speed for the same payload weight or combinations of both. Estimated investment costs and operating costs are presented to indicate the significant cost parameters in estimating transportation costs of payloads in cents per ton mile. Investment costs are presented considering production lots of 1, 10 and 100 units. Operating costs are presented considering flight speeds and ranges.

  9. Human push capability.

    PubMed

    Barnett, Ralph L; Liber, Theodore

    2006-02-22

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

  10. Capabilities for Intercultural Dialogue

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    Crosbie, Veronica

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Exploration Medical Capability

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

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Capability-based addressing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert S. Fabry

    1974-01-01

    Various addressing schemes making use of segment tables are examined. The inadequacies of these schemes when dealing with shared addresses are explained. These inadequacies are traced to the lack of an efficient absolute address for objects in these systems. The direct use of a capability as an address is shown to overcome these difficulties because it provides the needed absolute

  13. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

    E-print Network

    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  14. Robust process capability indices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sameer Prasad; Tom Bramorski

    1998-01-01

    Many organizations are mandating the use of process capability indices to measure and reduce variability. Managers may find the use of such indices as unreliable when the interaction of the dependency structure and outliers mask potential assignable causes of variation. A monitoring procedure is proposed that effectively classifies a series' variability into three components: (1) the underlying correlation structure, (2)

  15. Metrology Measurement Capabilities

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    Dr. Glen E. Gronniger

    2007-10-02

    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.

  16. Arc heater capabilities at AEDC

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    Horn, D.D.; Bruce, W.E. III [Micro Craft Technology/AEDC Operations, Arnold AFB, TN (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The USAF/Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), located near Tullahoma, Tennessee, has a wide range of arc heater capabilities. Test facilities include a 25-MW segmented arc heater (H1) and a 40-MW Huels-type arc heater (HR). These facilities operate at pressures up to 12 MPa (120 atm) and exhaust to atmosphere, providing low Mach number flows (M < 3.5). The HR arc heater is also used as the driver for the arc-heated wind tunnel (H2) which has a test cabin 3 meters (10 feet) in diameter and is provided with a subatmospheric exhaust to accommodate higher Mach number flows (M = 4 to 8) and flow fields up to a diameter of 0.6 meters (24 in.). A new larger scale 60-MW segmented arc heater (H3), which is in the final year of a six year development effort at AEDC, will significantly increase the size and performance of the existing facilities. The H3 heater has been demonstrated at chamber pressures up to 10.3 MPa (103 atm) and a power of 58 MW. AEDC has a wide range of plant utilities available for arc facility operations and development, including a 60-MW direct-current power supply, a 27 MPA (4,000 psi) high-pressure air supply capable of flow rates up to 9 kg/sec (20 lbm/sec), and cooling water systems which provide up to 190 kg/sec (3,000 gpm) at a minimum pressure of 7 MPa (1,000 psi). A state-of-the-art analytical capability has also been developed over the past 10 years at AEDC to better understand arc heater performance and behavior. Developers of large-scale commercial plasma systems have an opportunity to utilize the facilities and experience available at AEDC.

  17. Metrology Measurement Capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Barnes, L.M.

    2000-03-23

    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.

  18. Metrology Measurement Capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Barnes, L.M.

    2003-11-12

    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.

  19. Group Capability Model

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    Olejarski, Michael; Appleton, Amy; Deltorchio, Stephen

    2009-01-01

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

  20. Specialized science.

    PubMed

    Casadevall, Arturo; Fang, Ferric C

    2014-04-01

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

  1. Wavelet transform: capabilities expanded

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    Pokorski, Krzysztof; Patorski, Krzysztof

    2014-07-01

    A review of our recently developed fringe pattern processing techniques utilizing two dimensional continuous wavelet transform is presented. Their development significantly broadens the range of 2D CWT capabilities. Namely they enable analysis of images containing multiple fringe sets and the carrier fringe contrast reversal. The methods are fully automatic and require no user interference. Their validity and robustness are confirmed using simulations. Furthermore, a novel Talbot interferometer setup utilizing binary amplitude checker gratings with its output fringe patterns successfully analyzed utilizing 2D CWT technique is presented.

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.

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

  4. A Guide for the Management of Special Education Programs. 1.0 Program Organization. Newday Operations Guide for Drug Dependent Minor Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, CA.

    Presented is the first component, Program Organization, of a special day class educational program emphasizing rehabilitation, remedial instruction, and return to regular school programs for drug dependent minors. Included are statistics on drug use in California and the administrative code under which drug dependent minors are eligible for…

  5. Capability 9.4 Servicing

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    Moe, Rud

    2005-01-01

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

  6. NASA Lewis Research Center's combustor test facilities and capabilities

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    Bianco, Jean

    1995-01-01

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

  7. MSFC/EV44 Natural Environment Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2014-01-01

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

  8. Requirements for demonstrating nondestructive evaluation capabilities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rummel P. E., Ward D.

    2000-05-01

    The structural integrity of many modern components, systems and structures depends, in part, on a high confidence in finding a flaw of a given size at the time of production and/or at periodic maintenance inspections performed during life-cycle service. The flaw detection capability of an applied NDT procedure is described by its probability of detection (POD). Demonstration of flaw detection capabilities is required for the validation of NDE procedures used of inspection and for qualification of operators who perform inspections to support structural integrity. Requirements for demonstration include consideration of multiple variables involved in the development and application of an NDE procedure. This paper discusses considerations and requirements for demonstrating/validating the capability of an NDE procedure and for qualification of operators who perform inspections of critical hardware and systems. Variances in approach by NDE method are discussed in terms of data requirements. Data are presented from the point of view of aerospace and civil applications.

  9. Nonintrusive subsurface surveying capability

    SciTech Connect

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

    1994-06-01

    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.

  10. PHOBICS physics capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Baker, M.D. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    PHOBOS is the name of a detector and of a research program to study systematically the physics of relativistic heavy-ion collisions over a large range of impact parameters and nuclear species. Collisions with a center of mass energy of 200 A GeV at RHIC are expected to produce the highest energy densities ever accessible in the laboratory. In this writeup, we outline the physics capabilities of the PHOBOS detector and describe the detector design in terms of the general philosophy behind the PHOBOS research program. In order to make the discussion concrete, we then focus on two specific examples of physics measurements that we plan to make at RHIC: dN/d{zeta} for charged particles and the mass spectrum from {phi}{r_arrow} K{sup +}K{sup -} decays.

  11. Mobile Munitions Assessment System Field Capabilities

    SciTech Connect

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

    1999-05-27

    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.

  12. Constellation lunar capability point of departure architecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian K. Muirhead

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes and discusses the Constellation point of departure lunar capability architecture. Constellation is NASA's program to implement the human exploration of the moon and Mars. This paper focuses on the overall design and operational strategy for the Constellation lunar transportation system architecture including the Ares V heavy lift launch vehicle, Altair lunar lander and early concepts for lunar

  13. TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor

    E-print Network

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

  14. Advanced CLIPS capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Riley, Gary

    1991-01-01

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

  15. Dual-band camera system with advanced image processing capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schreer, Oliver; López Sáenz, Mónica; Peppermueller, Christian; Schmidt, Uwe

    2007-04-01

    A dual-band IR camera system based on a dual-band QWIP focal plane array in 384x288x2 format was developed. The camera delivers exactly pixel-registered simultaneously acquired images and exhibits an excellent NETD of <30 mK at an integration time of less than 10 ms. It is equipped with Camera Link and Gigabit Ethernet data interface and is connected to and operated from a personal computer. The camera is equipped with a special dual-band, dual-field-of-view lens (14.6 degree and 2.8 degree diagonal FOV). Radiometric calibration was performed for real quantitative comparison of MWIR and LWIR radiant power. The system uses special software to extract and visualize the - often quite small - differences of MWIR and LWIR images. The software corrects and processes the images and permits to overlay them with complementary colors such that differences become apparent and can easily be perceived. As a special feature, the system has advanced software for real-time image processing of dynamic scenes. It has an image stabilization feature which compensates for the movement of the camera sensor relative to the scene observed. It also has a powerful image registration capability for automatic stitching of live images to create large mosaic images. The camera system was tested with different scenes and under different weather conditions. It delivers large-format sharp images which reveal a lot of details which would not be perceptible with a single-band IR camera. It permits to identify materials (e.g. glass, asphalt, slate, etc.), to distinguish sun reflections from hot objects and to visualize hot exhaust gases.

  16. Future of the US Space Launch capability: A task group report

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1992-11-01

    In July 1992, a special task group of the Space Policy Advisory Board reviewed the nation's Space Launch Strategy approved by the President in July 1991. The report contains the findings and recommendations of the Task Group. The Task Group has provided a set of recommendations from a 'national' perspective that will improve our nation's space launch capability, make us more competitive in the international marketplace, and reduce the cost of government space launch operations. The U.S. should start a single, completely new, 'Spacelifter' space launch vehicle program. The Spacelifter program would focus on the medium performance range, but be 'modular' in its performance capability. The task group also recommends a transition plan to phase out the older and expensive space launch vehicles, including the Space Shuttle. The task group further recommends that a centralized management structure be established to oversee Spacelifter and other space launch activities.

  17. LANL Analytical and Radiochemistry Capabilities

    SciTech Connect

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

    2012-07-27

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

  18. A bivariate process capability index 

    E-print Network

    Michalski, Susan Lohmer

    1992-01-01

    Process Capability Indices B. Multivariate Processes and C'?Measures II LITERATURE SURVEY . A. C?and C?q Indices B. C?and Its Modifications III OBJECTIVE AND METHODOLOGY A. Objective B. Methodology 1. Properties of Bivariate Normal Processes 2... review process capability indices in general. We will also discuss multivariate processes and the need for the development of a multivariate process capability index. A. Review of Current Process Capability Indices Once a process has been brought...

  19. Measuring process capability index C

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammad Abdolshah; Rosnah Mohd. Yusuff; Tang Sai Hong; Aghdas Naimi Sadigh

    2011-01-01

    The index Cpmk is a well-known loss-based process capability index. It can reveal more information about the location of the process mean compared with other classic process capability indices. This index is also more sensitive than other capability indices to any deviations from process mean. When there are some uncertainties in observations, fuzzy logic can be employed to manage these

  20. Special Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Christopher Griffith

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

  1. Special Distributions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Siegrist, Kyle

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

  2. Small rover exploration capabilities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2015-05-01

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

  3. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  4. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  5. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  6. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  7. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-8 - Special equipment purchases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

  8. 42 CFR 412.96 - Special treatment: Referral centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special treatment: Referral centers. 412.96 Section...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.96 Special treatment: Referral centers. (a)...

  9. 42 CFR 412.96 - Special treatment: Referral centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Special treatment: Referral centers. 412.96 Section...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.96 Special treatment: Referral centers. (a)...

  10. 47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  11. 47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  12. 47 CFR 25.257 - Special requirements for operations in the band 29.1-29.25 GHz between NGSO MSS and LMDS.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1981-01-01

    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

  14. 23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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

  15. 23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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

  16. 23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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

  17. 23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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

  18. 23 CFR 650.709 - Special considerations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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

  19. Special Ethics for Special Librarians?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Preer, Jean

    1991-01-01

    Suggests that special librarians have dual identity because they work in libraries that support the goals of another profession or organization, and that they sometimes find their professional values to be in conflict with those of the institution. Discussion covers performing at the highest level of service, conflict of interest, confidentiality,…

  20. On Building Inexpensive Network Capabilities

    SciTech Connect

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

    2011-01-01

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

  1. Process capability indices: overview and extensions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zachary G. Stoumbos

    2002-01-01

    The process capability indices Cp,Cp?, CPL, CPU, CPL?, CPU?CpkCpk?Cpm and C?pm are presented and related to process parameters. These indices form a complementary system of measures of performance and are used by a number of U.S. and Japanese industries. Some properties of an estimator of Cpm,C?pm are given, and the operating characteristic curve approach is used to analyze C?p,C?pm and

  2. Fuzzy Design of Process Tolerances to Maximise Process Capability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yeong-Hoang Lee; Chiu-Chi Wei; Ching-Liang Chang

    1999-01-01

    A novel formulation for designing process tolerances to maximise the process capability index is presented in this study.\\u000a The proposed model simultaneously optimises the process capability of each operation, and is consolidated into a single objective\\u000a fuzzy programming. A step fuzzy membership function is employed to represent the lower and upper bounds of the process capability\\u000a index, the problem is

  3. Generalized Transforms and Special Functions

    E-print Network

    G. Dattoli; E. Sabia

    2010-10-08

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

  4. 40 CFR 420.71 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Hot Forming Subcategory § 420.71 Specialized definitions. (a) The term hot forming means those steel operations...The term primary mill means those steel hot forming operations that reduce...

  5. 40 CFR 420.71 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Hot Forming Subcategory § 420.71 Specialized definitions. (a) The term hot forming means those steel operations...The term primary mill means those steel hot forming operations that reduce...

  6. 40 CFR 420.71 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Hot Forming Subcategory § 420.71 Specialized definitions. (a) The term hot forming means those steel operations...The term primary mill means those steel hot forming operations that reduce...

  7. 40 CFR 420.71 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Hot Forming Subcategory § 420.71 Specialized definitions. (a) The term hot forming means those steel operations...The term primary mill means those steel hot forming operations that reduce...

  8. 40 CFR 420.71 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Hot Forming Subcategory § 420.71 Specialized definitions. (a) The term hot forming means those steel operations...The term primary mill means those steel hot forming operations that reduce...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Skourdoumbis, Andrew

    2015-01-01

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

  10. Prototype flight management capabilities to explore temporal RNP concepts

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2008-01-01

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

  11. USING SECURITY METRICS TO ASSESS RISK MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christina Kormos

    The Systems Security Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SSE-CMM) (1) measures an organization's capability to provide security products, services, or operations. Basic activities performed in security engineering are grouped together into process areas. A common question posed by those interested in using the SSE-CMM is, How do I know if applying these processes will result in a more secure system or

  12. The Mississippi Research Consortium Rapid Prototyping Capability Overview

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Moorhead; T. Haupt; V. Anantharaj; C. O'Hara; J. Aanstoos

    2006-01-01

    Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi, along with several partners, are exploiting a systems engineering approach to develop and deploy a computational Rapid Prototyping Capability (RPC). This RPC will be used to evaluate research results, predominantly measurements and models, to determine appropriate capabilities by which societal benefits can be obtained via routine operational utilization. This RPC will facilitate

  13. A Static Capability Tracking System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott F. Smith; Mark Thober

    Capabilities may be used within programming languages to dene and enforce security policies: a user must hold a reference to an object or method to be able to use its features. We dene a system for statically tracking capability ow via types. This work is related to Bokowski and Vitek's Conned Types, and Skalka and Smith's pop system. These previous

  14. A robust process capability index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arthur B. Yeh; Sumankumar Bhattcharya

    1998-01-01

    The existing process capability indices (PCI's) assume that the distribution of the process being investigated is normal. For non-normal distributions, PCI's become unreliable in that PCI's may indicate the process is capable when in fact it is not. In this paper, we propose a new index which can be applied to any distribution. The proposed indexCf:, is directly related to

  15. Identifying 21st Century Capabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stevens, Robert

    2012-01-01

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

  16. NASA Capability Roadmaps Executive Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2005-01-01

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

  17. A Historical Systems Study of Liquid Rocket Engine Throttling Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2010-01-01

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

  18. A bivariate process capability index

    E-print Network

    Michalski, Susan Lohmer

    1992-01-01

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

  19. Earth Science Capability Demonstration Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cobleigh, Brent

    2006-01-01

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

  20. Accelerator and electrodynamics capability review

    SciTech Connect

    Jones, Kevin W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    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.

  1. Windows 2000 Special Report

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  2. Marshall Space Flight Center Test Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hamilton, Jeffrey T.

    2005-01-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Tabares Velasco, P. C.

    2011-04-01

    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.'

  4. Natural Environment Capabilities at MSFC

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2014-01-01

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

  5. Satellite broadcasting - Capabilities for public service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Marsten, R. B.

    1975-01-01

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

  6. Orbital lifetime capabilities of digital programs RMDAP and Monster

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

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

  7. Locate=Extended: A New Capability for GHR

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hulbert, Stephen J.; Baggett, Wayne E.

    1994-11-01

    GHRS proposal 5591 was designed to test the new commanding capability known as LOCATE=EXTENDED. This capability is meant to improve the centering of extended targets in the GHRS X-direction. The test executed nominally although an incorrect use of the POS TARG special requirement in the proposal specification degraded some of the data. Supplemental use of pointing data demonstrated that the new commanding functioned nominally. No significant differences in centering were found for the target, Io, among the various modes of LOCATE=EXTENDED.

  8. Annals of Operations Research Special issue on

    E-print Network

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

  9. 47 CFR 15.216 - Disclosure requirements for wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary stations capable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary stations capable of operating in the...wireless microphones and other low power auxiliary stations capable of operating in the...or offers for sale or lease, low power auxiliary stations capable of operating...

  10. Hermes - Future goals and capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daphne Burleson

    1992-01-01

    ESA's Hermes will rendezvous, dock, and service the automated Columbus Free Flying Laboratory facility that is a component of Space Station Freedom. In addition, it will be possible for the Hermes crew to perform scientific experiments onboard, in Space Shuttle-Orbiter fashion. A comprehensive account is given of ESA's planned Hermes missions, in view of the spacecraft's anticipated capabilities.

  11. Resistor pulse-handling capability

    SciTech Connect

    Horner, L.E.

    1981-04-01

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

  12. A new process capability index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arjun K. Gupta; S. Kotz

    1997-01-01

    In this paper a new process capability index (C\\u000a \\u000a pq\\u000a ) has been introduced, which is easy to compute and performs well when compared with its natural competitor (C\\u000a \\u000a pm\\u000a ).

  13. Capability and Learning to Choose

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    LeBmann, Ortrud

    2009-01-01

    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…

  14. Research for new UAV capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Canavan, G.H.; Leadabrand, R.

    1996-07-01

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

  15. Test Facilities Capability Handbook. Revised

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Taliancich, Paula (Editor); Bruce, Robert (Editor)

    2001-01-01

    The John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) is located in Southern Mississippi near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. SSC is chartered as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center of Excellence for large space transportation propulsion system testing. This charter has led to many unique test facilities, capabilities and advanced technologies provided through the supporting infrastructure. SSC has conducted projects in support of such diverse activities as liquid, and hybrid rocket testing and development; material development; non-intrusive plume diagnostics; plume tracking; commercial remote sensing; test technology and more. On May 30, 1996 NASA designated SSC the lead Center for rocket propulsion testing, giving the Center total responsibility for conducting and/or managing all NASA rocket engine testing. Test services are now available not only for NASA but also for the DoD, other government agencies, academia, and industry. This handbook was developed to provide a summary of the capabilities that exist within SSC. It is intended as a primary resource document, which will provide the reader with the top-level capabilities and characteristics of the numerous test facilities, test support facilities, laboratories, and services. Due to the nature of continually evolving programs and test technologies, descriptions of the Center's current capabilities are provided. Periodic updates and revisions of this document will be made to maintain is completeness and accuracy.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. R. Bowman

    2002-01-01

    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

  17. Debating space security: Capabilities and vulnerabilities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sankaran, Jaganath

    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.

  18. SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    POTTS, ALFRED M.

    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…

  19. Small, Low Cost, Launch Capability Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brown, Thomas

    2014-01-01

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

  20. Orbital maneuvering vehicle: A new capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huber, William G.

    The Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) is a reusable, remotely controlled, free-flying vehicle being developed by NASA to perform a wide range of on-orbit missions and services in support of orbiting spacecraft. The OMV is capable of satellite delivery, retrieval, reboost, controlled deorbit, viewing, and subsatellite support missions. It is an important extension to the Space Transportation System and a key element of the Space Station operational scenario. The OMV can operate from the Shuttle, the Space Station, or can be space based. The OMV, being 15 ft in diameter and approximately 4 1/2 thick, mounts directly into the Shuttle payload bay. The vehicle design is highly modular, consisting of a Short Range Vehicle containing both hydrazine and cold gas RCS systems and all the avionics systems for electrical power, communications, data management, guidance, navigation, and 6-degree of freedom control. This vehicle weighs approximately 6,500 lb and can accomplish a high percentage of the project missions. For high delta-velocity missions, a bipropellant Propulsion Module (approximately 11,000lb) is added, giving a total weight of 17,500 lb. This module can be exchanged on orbit to effect bipropellant refueling. All the RCS and avionics modules are replaceable on orbit for maintenance. The OMV development program was initiated in 1986 with the selection of TRW as the prime contractor. The first flight is projected for 1991. An early planned use of OMV is to reboost the Hubble Space Telescope when required because of atmospheric drag. This paper contains details of the program status, vehicle description, and mission capabilities. The purpose of the paper is to acquaint the international space community with OMV capabilities and to stimulate the identification of new and unique mission applications.

  1. 14 CFR 91.1075 - Training program: Special rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Fractional Ownership Operations Program Management § 91.1075 Training program: Special rules. Other than the...

  2. Computer algebra and operators

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fateman, Richard; Grossman, Robert

    1989-01-01

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

  3. Towards a National Space Weather Predictive Capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fox, N. J.; Lindstrom, K. L.; Ryschkewitsch, M. G.; Anderson, B. J.; Gjerloev, J. W.; Merkin, V. G.; Kelly, M. A.; Miller, E. S.; Sitnov, M. I.; Ukhorskiy, A. Y.; Erlandson, R. E.; Barnes, R. J.; Paxton, L. J.; Sotirelis, T.; Stephens, G.; Comberiate, J.

    2014-12-01

    National needs in the area of space weather informational and predictive tools are growing rapidly. Adverse conditions in the space environment can cause disruption of satellite operations, communications, navigation, and electric power distribution grids, leading to a variety of socio-economic losses and impacts on our security. Future space exploration and most modern human endeavors will require major advances in physical understanding and improved transition of space research to operations. At present, only a small fraction of the latest research and development results from NASA, NOAA, NSF and DoD investments are being used to improve space weather forecasting and to develop operational tools. The power of modern research and space weather model development needs to be better utilized to enable comprehensive, timely, and accurate operational space weather tools. The mere production of space weather information is not sufficient to address the needs of those who are affected by space weather. A coordinated effort is required to support research-to-applications transition efforts and to develop the tools required those who rely on this information. In this presentation we will review datasets, tools and models that have resulted from research by scientists at JHU/APL, and examine how they could be applied to support space weather applications in coordination with other community assets and capabilities.

  4. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

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

  5. Business Capabilities Centric Enterprise Architecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thiago Barroero; Gianmario Motta; Giovanni Pignatelli

    \\u000a In the field of Enterprise Architecture, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a well known framework, that links\\u000a Business Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Technology. A key concept within Business Architecture\\u000a domain is Business Capabilities, that are delivered by Business Component (BC). A BC is a business unit that encompasses a\\u000a coherent set of activities, supported by assets including

  6. Capability maturity model for software

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. C. Paulk; B. Curtis; M. B. Chrissis

    1991-01-01

    Abstract This paper provides an overview of the latest version of the Capability Maturity Model for Software, CMM v1.1. Based on over six years of experience with software process improvement and the contributions of hundreds of reviewers, CMM v1.1 describes the software engineering and management,practices that characterize organizations as they mature,their processes,for developing,and maintaining software. This paper stresses the need

  7. 14 CFR 121.402 - Training program: Special rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Training program: Special rules. 121.402 Section 121...DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Training Program § 121.402 Training program: Special rules. (a) Other than...

  8. 43 CFR 3483.6 - Special logical mining unit rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Special logical mining unit rules. 3483.6...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) COAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS RULES Diligence...3483.6 Special logical mining unit rules....

  9. Exploration Medical Capability - Technology Watch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Instrumentation: Analytical Capabilities on Mars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1998-01-01

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

  11. Tsunami disaster risk management capabilities in Greece

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Marios Karagiannis, Georgios; Synolakis, Costas

    2015-04-01

    Greece is vulnerable to tsunamis, due to the length of the coastline, its islands and its geographical proximity to the Hellenic Arc, an active subduction zone. Historically, about 10% of all world tsunamis occur in the Mediterranean region. Here we review existing tsunami disaster risk management capabilities in Greece. We analyze capabilities across the disaster management continuum, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Specifically, we focus on issues like legal requirements, stakeholders, hazard mitigation practices, emergency operations plans, public awareness and education, community-based approaches and early-warning systems. Our research is based on a review of existing literature and official documentation, on previous projects, as well as on interviews with civil protection officials in Greece. In terms of tsunami disaster prevention and hazard mitigation, the lack of tsunami inundation maps, except for some areas in Crete, makes it quite difficult to get public support for hazard mitigation practices. Urban and spatial planning tools in Greece allow the planner to take into account hazards and establish buffer zones near hazard areas. However, the application of such ordinances at the local and regional levels is often difficult. Eminent domain is not supported by law and there are no regulatory provisions regarding tax abatement as a disaster prevention tool. Building codes require buildings and other structures to withstand lateral dynamic earthquake loads, but there are no provisions for resistance to impact loading from water born debris Public education about tsunamis has increased during the last half-decade but remains sporadic. In terms of disaster preparedness, Greece does have a National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) and is a Member of UNESCO's Tsunami Program for North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (NEAM) region. Several exercises have been organized in the framework of the NEAM Tsunami Warning System, with the Greek NWTC actively participating as a Candidate Tsunami Watch Provider. In addition, Greece designed and conducted the first tsunami exercise program in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism in 2011, which also considered the attrition of response capabilities by the earthquake generating the tsunami. These exercises have demonstrated the capability of the Greek NWTC to provide early warning to local civil protection authorities, but warning dissemination to the population remains an issue, especially during the summer season. However, there is no earthquake or tsunami national emergency operations plan, and we found that tsunami disaster planning and preparedness activities are rather limited at the local level. We acknowledge partial support by the project ASTARTE (Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe) FP7-ENV2013 6.4-3, Grant 603839 to the Technical University of Crete.

  12. Special Machines; Apparel Manufacturing: 9377.10.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

    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…

  13. Special Training Aids for Remedial Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  14. Servicing capability for the evolutionary Space Station

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thomas, Edward F.; Grems, Edward G., III; Corbo, James E.

    1990-01-01

    Since the beginning of the Space Station Freedom (SSF) program the concept of on-orbit servicing of user hardware has been an integral part of the program implementation. The user servicing system architecture has been divided into a baseline and a growth phase. The baseline system consists of the following hardware elements that will support user servicing - flight telerobotic servicer, crew and equipment translation aid, crew intravehicular and extravehicular servicing support, logistics supply system, mobile servicing center, and the special purpose dextrous manipulator. The growth phase incorporates a customer servicing facility (CSF), a station-based orbital maneuvering vehicle and an orbital spacecraft consumables resupply system. The requirements for user servicing were derived from the necessity to service attached payloads, free flyers and coorbiting platforms. These requirements include: orbital replacement units (ORU) and instrument changeout, National Space Transportation System cargo bay loading and unloading, contamination control and monitoring, thermal protection, payload berthing, storage, access to SSF distributed systems, functional checkout, and fluid replenishment. The baseline user servicing capabilities accommodate ORU and instrument changeout. However, this service is limited to attached payloads, either in situ or at a locally adjacent site. The growth phase satisfies all identified user servicing requirements by expanding servicing capabilities to include complex servicing tasks for attached payloads, free-flyers and coorbiting platforms at a dedicated, protected Servicing site. To provide a smooth evolution of user servicing the SSF interfaces that are necessary to accommodate the growth phase have been identified. The interface requirements on SSF have been greatly simplified by accommodating the growth servicing support elements within the CSF. This results in a single SSF interface: SSF to the CSF.

  15. PROCESS YIELD AND CAPABILITY INDICES DANIEL GRAU

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . An application on high-tech paint is also presented. KEYWORDS Asymmetric tolerances, Process capability indices, Process centering, Process yield 1. INTRODUCTION Process capability indices are widely used

  16. 40 CFR 432.91 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  17. 40 CFR 432.91 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  18. 40 CFR 432.81 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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

  19. 40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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,...

  20. 40 CFR 419.31 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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,...

  1. 40 CFR 419.31 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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,...

  2. 40 CFR 419.31 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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,...

  3. 40 CFR 419.31 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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,...

  4. 40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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

  5. 40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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

  6. 40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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

  7. 40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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

  8. 40 CFR 439.11 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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

  9. 40 CFR 458.21 - Specialized definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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

  10. 40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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,...

  11. 40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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,...

  12. 40 CFR 412.21 - Special definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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,...

  13. Passive millimeter-wave imaging device for naval special warfare

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1998-08-01

    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.

  14. 7 Capabilify-and Object-Based System Concepts 1 Capability-Based Systems 3

    E-print Network

    Levy, Hank

    79 Hardware Overview 79 CAP ProcessStructure 80 CAP Addressing Overview 81 Capabilities and Virtual Addresses 83 ProcessData Structures 85 Memory Address Evaluation 86 SubprocessCreation 87 The Capability Processes,Procedures, and Local Name Spaces 107 Hydra Operations 109 Capabilities and Rights 111 Supporting

  15. The Capabilities of Space Stations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

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

  16. Determining your organization's 'risk capability'.

    PubMed

    Hannah, Bill; Hancock, Melinda

    2014-05-01

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

  17. Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM).

    SciTech Connect

    Swiler, Laura Painton; Knupp, Patrick Michael; Urbina, Angel

    2010-10-01

    Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) is a communication tool that must include a dicussion of the supporting evidence. PCMM is a tool for managing risk in the use of modeling and simulation. PCMM is in the service of organizing evidence to help tell the modeling and simulation (M&S) story. PCMM table describes what activities within each element are undertaken at each of the levels of maturity. Target levels of maturity can be established based on the intended application. The assessment is to inform what level has been achieved compared to the desired level, to help prioritize the VU activities & to allocate resources.

  18. Fast Active THz Cameras with Ranging Capabilities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2009-12-01

    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.

  19. Lageos assembly operation plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brueger, J.

    1975-01-01

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

  20. 42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  1. 42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  2. 42 CFR 412.101 - Special treatment: Inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  3. A spatial multivariate process capability index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shaoxi Wang; Arthur B. Yeh

    2010-01-01

    Process capability ultimately decides process quality level. Based on analyzing process capability index (PCI), Process capability may be effectively assured. For the multivariate manufacturing processes, tremendous difficulties are often encountered when one attempts to measure the process capability by directly extending the univariate approach. After analyzing the multivariate Cpm method (Chan et al. 1991), the paper presents a spatial multivariate

  4. Early Capability Architectures 3. I Introduction

    E-print Network

    Levy, Hank

    a supervisor meta-instruction, the process specifies capabilities by their index in the C-list. A computation3 Early Capability Architectures 3. I Introduction Although the Burroughs, Rice, and BLM systemsincluded capability-like addressing structures, the word "capability" was not introduced until 1966

  5. Issues in Capability-Based Architectures

    E-print Network

    Levy, Hank

    IO Issues in Capability-Based Architectures IO. 1 Introduction Previous chapters have followed capability systems. The examination began with the Burroughs B5000 and the Rice University computer. Both environ- ment. Capability systems extended this idea in several signifi- cant ways: 1. Capabilities

  6. Experimental Validation: Subscale Aircraft Ground Facilities and Integrated Test Capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2005-01-01

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

  7. Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Technology Description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2013-01-01

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

  8. Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Final Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2013-01-01

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

  9. A new airfoil research capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ladson, C. L.

    1979-01-01

    The design and construction of a self streamlining wall test section for the Langley 0.3 meter transonic cryogenic tunnel was included in the fiscal year 1978 construction of facilities budget for Langley Research Center. The design is based on the research being carried out by M. J. Goodyer at the University of Southampton, Southampton, England, and is supported by Langley Research Center. This paper presents a brief description of the project. Included are some of the design considerations, anticipated operational envelope, and sketches showing the detail design concepts. Some details of the proposed operational mode, safety aspects, and preliminary schedule are presented.

  10. 14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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

  11. 14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  12. 14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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

  13. 14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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

  14. 14 CFR 99.7 - Special security instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  15. NUCLEAR INCIDENT CAPABILITIES, KNOWLEDGE & ENABLER LEVERAGING

    SciTech Connect

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

    2011-04-18

    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

  16. Coordinate-measuring machine capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Russell, R. J.

    1983-11-01

    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).

  17. 75 FR 57859 - Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-23

    ...Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs...specially adapted housing and special home adaptation grants. This final rule incorporates...housing (SAH) grants and special home adaptation (SHA) grants. The public...

  18. Mississippi Special Olympics: Special Events Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heinze, Toni; Cooper, Walter E.

    Provided in the manual are organizational guidelines and suggested activities for a Special Evants segment of the Mississippi Special Olympics Program to encourage participation by low motor functioning, multihandicapped, mentally retarded persons. Information is provided concerning objectives, organizational set-up, guidelines, communication…

  19. Managerial Enterprise and Competitive Capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfred D. Chandler Jr

    1992-01-01

    This article relates the managerial enterprise (a firm in which decisions as to current production and distribution and allocation of resources for future production and distribution are made by salaried managers with little or no equity in the firms they operate in) to competitive success in the new capital-intensive industries that began to appear in the United States and Western

  20. Capability Profile of Hard Cutting and Grinding Processes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. Klocke; E. Brinksmeier; K. Weinert

    2005-01-01

    This keynote paper aims at matching the supply of research results with the industrial demands in hard cutting and grinding. The capability profiles of the processes are characterised and several manufacturing solutions are discussed. The comparison of hard cutting and grinding operations is carried out with regard to certain evaluation criteria based on the functionality of the machined workpiece itself,

  1. Improved Chebyshev series ephemeris generation capability of GTDS

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1980-01-01

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

  2. Augmentation of Remote Capabilities for Future Combat Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. M. Holguin

    2006-01-01

    With the ever increasing demands placed on automatic test equipment for off system support in theater of operations, whether it be aviation or ground system specific, calibration can affect the readiness of these systems. It is within the framework of the Army's aviation and missile research development and engineering center remote maintenance capabilities that many of the required calibrations on

  3. Using the Delphi Technique to Identify BPM Capability Areas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. de Bruin; M. Rosemann

    Organizations increasingly recognize the need to adopt a process orientation as a means of approaching challenges such as globalization, Enterprise Systems implementations or alternative improvement perspectives. A comprehensive understanding of the operational capacity to support and extend BPM strategies is critical to this endeavour. To this end, organizations require appropriate frameworks, which assist in identifying and evaluating their BPM capabilities.

  4. Managing Climatic Risks for Enhanced Food Security: Key Information Capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Research to Operations: The Critical Transition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fogarty, Jennifer A.

    2009-01-01

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

  6. ACES 1979 capabilities and potential

    SciTech Connect

    Minturn, R.E.; Abbatiello, L.A.; Nephew, E.A.; Baxter, V.D.

    1980-06-01

    The state of technological development of ACES as of late 1979 is reviewed, and the results of two year's operation of the ACES in the Knoxville TECH complex are presented. An assessment of the technical and economic feasibility of the ACES concept based both on field results and on analytical calculations using a computer model of ACES performance and economics applied to 115 US cities is made. Areas needing further attention, especially with regard to capital cost reductions, are described.

  7. What is industry's deepwater capability

    SciTech Connect

    Hammett, D.

    1980-11-01

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

  8. JEM/SMILES observation capability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kasai, Yasuko J.; Baron, Philippe; Ochiai, Satoshi; Mendrok, Jana; Urban, Joachim; Murtagh, Donal; Moller, Joakim; Manabe, Takeshi; Kikuchi, Kenichi; Nishibori, Toshiyuki

    2009-09-01

    A new generation of sub-millimeter-wave receivers employing sensitive SIS (Superconductor-Insulator- Superconductor) detector technology will provide new opportunities for precise passive remote sensing observation of minor constituents in atmosphere. Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) was designed to be onbord the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS) as a collaboration project of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). SMILES scheduled to be launch in September 11, 2009 by the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Mission Objectives are: i) Space demonstration of superconductive mixer and 4-K mechanical cooler for the submillimeter limb emission sounding, and ii) global observations of atmospheric minor constituents. JEM/SMILES will allow to observe the atmospheric species such as O3, H35Cl, H37 Cl, ClO, BrO, HOCl, HO2, and HNO3, CH3CN, and Ozone isotope species with the precisions in a few to several tens percents from upper troposphere to the mesosphere. We have estimated the observation capabilities of JEM/SMILES. This new technology may allow us to open new issues in atmospheric science.

  9. OPSAID improvements and capabilities report.

    SciTech Connect

    Halbgewachs, Ronald D.; Chavez, Adrian R.

    2011-08-01

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

  10. Special Education in Yugoslavia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hrnjica, Sulejman

    1990-01-01

    This article describes Yugoslavia's education system, health and welfare services for children with disabilities, the nature and organization of special education services, the integration of disabled children in ordinary schools, models for training special educators, and problems. (DB)

  11. Algorithmically specialized parallel computers

    SciTech Connect

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

    1985-01-01

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

  12. Mentorship of Special Educators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Madigan, Jennifer Booker; Schroth-Cavataio, Georganne

    2012-01-01

    The national shortage and exceptionally high attrition rate of special education teachers are impediments to serving students with special needs. Given that only 64 percent of special education teachers have access to a mentor compared with 86 percent of general education teachers, this book meets an essential need for attracting, retaining, and…

  13. Robotics Offer Newfound Surgical Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

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

  14. Process capability indices and product reliability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bharatwaj Ramakrishnan; Peter Sandborn; Michael G. Pecht

    2001-01-01

    This paper discusses process capability indices—Cp and Cpk, their underlying assumptions, and the relationships between process capability indices and product reliability. An actual case is presented to demonstrate this relationship.

  15. A Roadmap for NEAMS Capability Transfer

    SciTech Connect

    Bernholdt, David E [ORNL

    2011-11-01

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

  16. 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...

  17. Summary of NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory Capability Roadmap

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stahl, H. Phil; Feinberg, Lee

    2006-01-01

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

  18. SPAR improved structure/fluid dynamic analysis capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Oden, J. T.; Pearson, M. L.

    1983-01-01

    The capability of analyzing a coupled dynamic system of flowing fluid and elastic structure was added to the SPAR computer code. A method, developed and adopted for use in SPAR utilizes the existing assumed stress hybrid plan element in SPAR. An operational mode was incorporated in SPAR which provides the capability for analyzing the flaw of a two dimensional, incompressible, viscous fluid within rigid boundaries. Equations were developed to provide for the eventual analysis of the interaction of such fluids with an elastic solid.

  19. SPAR improved structural-fluid dynamic analysis capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pearson, M. L.

    1985-01-01

    The results of a study whose objective was to improve the operation of the SPAR computer code by improving efficiency, user features, and documentation is presented. Additional capability was added to the SPAR arithmetic utility system, including trigonometric functions, numerical integration, interpolation, and matrix combinations. Improvements were made in the EIG processor. A processor was created to compute and store principal stresses in table-format data sets. An additional capability was developed and incorporated into the plot processor which permits plotting directly from table-format data sets. Documentation of all these features is provided in the form of updates to the SPAR users manual.

  20. Grasp capability analysis of multifingered robot hands

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Caihua Xiong; Youfu Li; You-lun Xiong; Han Ding; Qingshi Huang

    1999-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem of grasp capability analysis of multifingered robot hands. The aim of the grasp capability analysis is to find the maximum external wrench that the multifingered robot hands can withstand, which is an important criterion in the evaluation of robotic systems. The study of grasp capability provides a basis for the task planning of force control

  1. Some thoughts on process capability index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wen-Yi Chai; Yu Zhu

    2010-01-01

    In recent decades, process capability indexes have become a popular means of describing the ability of a process to produce products that meet certain specifications, and there have been some disputes on the classical process capability indexes have been some. This paper set forth some new thoughts on the equation of process capability index from many aspects, especially clarifies the

  2. A General Multivariate Bayesian Process Capability Index

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E M. BERNARDO; TELBA Z. IRONY

    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

  3. Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert I. Lerman

    2010-01-01

    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

  4. Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert I. Lerman

    2010-01-01

    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

  5. A New Multivariate Process Capability Vector

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hamid Shahriari; Mohammadreza Abdollahzadeh

    2009-01-01

    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

  6. Three New Multivariate Process Capability Indices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammad R. Niavarani; Rassoul Noorossana; Babak Abbasi

    2012-01-01

    Different multivariate process capability indices are developed by researchers to evaluate process capability when vectors of quality characteristics are considered in a study. This article presents three indices referred to as NCpM, MCpM, and NMCPM in order to evaluate process capability in multivariate environment. The performance of the proposed indices is investigated numerically. Simulation results indicate that the proposed indices

  7. The kinetostatic capability analysis of robotic manipulators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Han S. Kim; Yong J. Choi

    1999-01-01

    This paper presents the analytical methods to evaluate the forward\\/inverse kinetostatic capabilities of robotic manipulators. The eigenvalue problems corresponding to the forward and inverse kinetostatic capability analyses have been formulated. The forward kinetostatic capability analysis is to determine the magnitude bounds of the force and moment (linear and angular velocity) vectors generated at the end-effector for the given magnitude of

  8. Organisational Capability--What Does It Mean?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2006

    2006-01-01

    Organisational capability is rapidly becoming recognized as the key to organizational success. However, the lack of research on it has been well documented in the literature, and organizational capability remains an elusive concept. Yet an understanding of organizational capability can offer insights into how RTOs might work most effectively,…

  9. Teleoperated Modular Robots for Lunar Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2004-01-01

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

  10. Special Right Triangles

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Neubert

    2011-01-24

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

  11. Developments in special geometry

    E-print Network

    Thomas Mohaupt; Owen Vaughan

    2012-01-19

    We review the special geometry of N = 2 supersymmetric vector and hypermultiplets with emphasis on recent developments and applications. A new formulation of the local c-map based on the Hesse potential and special real coordinates is presented. Other recent developments include the Euclidean version of special geometry, and generalizations of special geometry to non-supersymmetric theories. As applications we disucss the proof that the local r-map and c-map preserve geodesic completeness, and the construction of four- and five-dimensional static solutions through dimensional reduction over time. The shared features of the real, complex and quaternionic version of special geometry are stressed throughout.

  12. Developments in special geometry

    E-print Network

    Mohaupt, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    We review the special geometry of N = 2 supersymmetric vector and hypermultiplets with emphasis on recent developments and applications. A new formulation of the local c-map based on the Hesse potential and special real coordinates is presented. Other recent developments include the Euclidean version of special geometry, and generalizations of special geometry to non-supersymmetric theories. As applications we disucss the proof that the local r-map and c-map preserve geodesic completeness, and the construction of four- and five-dimensional static solutions through dimensional reduction over time. The shared features of the real, complex and quaternionic version of special geometry are stressed throughout.

  13. Evaluating late detection capability against diverse insider adversaries

    SciTech Connect

    Sicherman, A.

    1987-12-03

    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.

  14. A SIMULATION OF ECN-CAPABLE MULTICAST MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY IN NS2 ENVIRONMENT

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert R. Chodorek

    2002-01-01

    Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) transfers a clear indication of congestion through the network and, therefore, gives a possibility to construct closed-loop control of effective transmission rate. In the paper, a simulation model of ECN-capable multicast multimedia delivery in ns-2 environment is discussed. The model includes complete ECN-capable network infrastructure (sender, receivers, network nodes). Special emphasis is placed on the core

  15. Quench Module Insert Capabilities and Development Test Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Carswell, William E.; Crouch, M. R.; Farmer, J.; Breeding, S.; Rose, F.; Whitaker, Ann F. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    The Quench Module Insert is a directional solidification furnace that will operate in the Materials Science Research Rack (MSRR) on the International Space Station. It will provide high thermal gradient and quench capabilities for processing metals and alloys in microgravity. Numerical analyses and breadboard testing conducted to date show that the QMI can produce an axial temperature gradient approaching 150 C per centimeter in a 1 centimeter diameter aluminum sample with a maximum molten sample temperature of 1100 C. Breadboard testing and analysis have also shown that the quench capabilities of the furnace are sufficient to rapidly solidify at least a 5mm axial portion of a 1 centimeter diameter molten aluminum sample in significantly less than the required 2 seconds and prevent significant backmelt. This paper presents the furnace requirements and capabilities and a status of the associated development testing and analyses.

  16. 14 CFR 25.1585 - Operating procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Manual § 25.1585 Operating procedures. (a) Operating procedures must be furnished...involving the use of special systems or the alternative use...Information identifying each operating condition in which the fuel system independence...

  17. Continuous chain bit with downhole cycling capability

    DOEpatents

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

    1983-01-01

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

  18. Fused Reality for Enhanced Flight Test Capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bachelder, Ed; Klyde, David

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Algorithmically Specialized Parallel Architecture For Robotics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fijany, Amir; Bejczy, Antal K.

    1991-01-01

    Computing system called Robot Mathematics Processor (RMP) contains large number of processor elements (PE's) connected in various parallel and serial combinations reconfigurable via software. Special-purpose architecture designed for solving diverse computational problems in robot control, simulation, trajectory generation, workspace analysis, and like. System an MIMD-SIMD parallel architecture capable of exploiting parallelism in different forms and at several computational levels. Major advantage lies in design of cells, which provides flexibility and reconfigurability superior to previous SIMD processors.

  20. DMSP special sensor microwave imager sounder (SSMIS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph J. Bommarito

    1993-01-01

    The United States Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) provides state-of-the-art tactical weather forecasts in support of a broad range of military missions. To enhance current capability, the Air Force will equip the block 5D-3 spacecraft with a Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMIS) currently being designed and fabricated by Aerojet Electronic Systems Division in Azusa, California. Aerojet is

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

    SciTech Connect

    Wong, C.M.

    1984-01-01

    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.

  2. Chemical measurement capabilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-04-01

    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.

  3. Optimal Process Tolerance Balancing Based on Process Capabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Gao; M. Huang

    2003-01-01

    An optimal approach for process tolerance balancing is presented. The new approach is based on process capabilities and is\\u000a to be used in the stage of process planning. A nonlinear programming model is used to simultaneously optimise process tolerances\\u000a of required operations. In the optimisation model, the objective function is to minimise the total manufacturing cost with\\u000a different weighting factors.

  4. Driving Capability by Lateral BJT-CMOS Inverter

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Toshiro Akino

    A new mode of operation for a gated lateral BJT (Bipolar Junction Transistor) on SOI (Silicon-On-Insulator) is investigated. A partially depleted n-channel MOSFET with four terminals inherently includes a lateral npn BJT with three terminals. We propose such a pulsed current scheme to this p-type base terminal that enhances the driving capability by using the high collector current conduction when

  5. Harmonised resilience, security and mobility capability for IP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Randall Atkinson; Saleem Bhatti; Stephen Hailes

    2008-01-01

    Military communications currently require secure end-to-end, resilient connectivity via multi-homed connections, and need to support both mobile hosts and mobile networks. Today, such functions are possible to some degree, but the functions are not harmonised. Standards that support these functions were designed independently and implemented in isolation. So, achieving converged capabilities for optimal communications in forward operating areas is a

  6. Robotic Access to Planetary Surfaces Capability Roadmap

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2005-01-01

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

  7. The stochastic control of process capability indices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nozer D. Singpurwalla; G. Box; D. R. Cox; D. K. Dey; A. Fries; J. K. Ghosh; M. A. Gómez-Villegas; T. Z. Irony; W. Kliemann; S. Kotz; D. V. Lindley; M. F. McGrath; D. Peña

    1998-01-01

    In manufacturing science, process capability indices play a role analogous to economic indices in government statistics. The\\u000a existing capability indices are passive devices whose main role is to retroactively monitor process capability. The have been\\u000a developed under the restrictive assumption of process stability, and the procedures for using them are based on ad hoc rules.\\u000a Using the normative point of

  8. 42 CFR 412.107 - Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional update for FYs 1998 and 1999.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.107 Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an...

  9. 42 CFR 412.107 - Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional update for FYs 1998 and 1999.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.107 Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an...

  10. 42 CFR 412.107 - Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional update for FYs 1998 and 1999.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an additional...INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Special Treatment of Certain Facilities Under the Prospective...Operating Costs § 412.107 Special treatment: Hospitals that receive an...

  11. Operations management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brandli, A. E.; Eckelkamp, R. E.; Kelly, C. M.; Mccandless, W.; Rue, D. L.

    1990-01-01

    The objective of an operations management system is to provide an orderly and efficient method to operate and maintain aerospace vehicles. Concepts are described for an operations management system and the key technologies are highlighted which will be required if this capability is brought to fruition. Without this automation and decision aiding capability, the growing complexity of avionics will result in an unmanageable workload for the operator, ultimately threatening mission success or survivability of the aircraft or space system. The key technologies include expert system application to operational tasks such as replanning, equipment diagnostics and checkout, global system management, and advanced man machine interfaces. The economical development of operations management systems, which are largely software, will require advancements in other technological areas such as software engineering and computer hardware.

  12. Facility research capabilities at Louisiana State University

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitehurst, C. A.

    1974-01-01

    Efforts of LSU are reported to develop research capabilities for supporting the NASA Mississippi Test Facility. Research activities reported include remote sensing technology and salt water encroachment.

  13. Performance capabilities of the 8-cm mercury ion thruster

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mantenieks, M. A.

    1981-01-01

    A preliminary characterization of the performance capabilities of the 8-cm thruster in order to initiate an evaluation of its application to LSS propulsion requirements is presented. With minor thruster modifications, the thrust was increased by about a factor of four while the discharge voltage was reduced from 39 to 22 volts. The thruster was operated over a range of specific impulse of 1950 to 3040 seconds and a maximum total efficiency of about 54 percent was attained. Preliminary analysis of component lifetimes, as determined by temperature and spectroscopic line intensity measurements, indicated acceptable thruster lifetimes are anticipated at the high power level operation.

  14. Information communication, organizational capability and new product development: an empirical study of Chinese firms

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    Yi Liu; Longwei Wang; Changhong Yuan; Yuan Li

    This study focuses on how information acquisition and communication influence new product development through organizational\\u000a capability. Our empirical results, based on sample data from 607 Chinese firms, show that external information acquisition\\u000a has a positive effect on proactiveness capability and a negative effect on operation capability. In contrast, however, we\\u000a find that internal information communication has a negative effect on

  15. Man/Machine Interaction Dynamics And Performance (MMIDAP) capability

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    Frisch, Harold P.

    1991-01-01

    The creation of an ability to study interaction dynamics between a machine and its human operator can be approached from a myriad of directions. The Man/Machine Interaction Dynamics and Performance (MMIDAP) project seeks to create an ability to study the consequences of machine design alternatives relative to the performance of both machine and operator. The class of machines to which this study is directed includes those that require the intelligent physical exertions of a human operator. While Goddard's Flight Telerobotic's program was expected to be a major user, basic engineering design and biomedical applications reach far beyond telerobotics. Ongoing efforts are outlined of the GSFC and its University and small business collaborators to integrate both human performance and musculoskeletal data bases with analysis capabilities necessary to enable the study of dynamic actions, reactions, and performance of coupled machine/operator systems.

  16. Special Education Teacher Persistence

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    Thorp, Sally A.

    2013-01-01

    The focus of this study was special education teachers, who remained in the teaching field 5 or more years. Through the use of qualitative mixed-methods study, variables contributing to their longevity were explored. Research indicates that 50% of special education teachers leave the field within five years of employment (Alliance for Education,…

  17. Quaternions and Special Relativity

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    Stefano De Leo

    1995-08-03

    We reformulate Special Relativity by a quaternionic algebra on reals. Using {\\em real linear quaternions}, we show that previous difficulties, concerning the appropriate transformations on the $3+1$ space-time, may be overcome. This implies that a complexified quaternionic version of Special Relativity is a choice and not a necessity.

  18. Special issue on parallelism

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    Karen A. Frenkel

    1986-01-01

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

  19. Special Education Manual.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.

    The manual provides an overview of legislation, policies, and guidelines pertaining to special education in Alberta, Canada. The introductory chapter presents a rationale for special education with sections on policy, guidelines, and procedures; standards; the Cascade model of service delivery; education of disabled adult students; alternative…

  20. Handbook of Special Education.

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

    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…

  1. Quaternions and special relativity

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    Stefano De Leo

    1996-01-01

    We reformulate Special Relativity by a quaternionic algebra on reals. Using reallinearquaternions, we show that previous difficulties, concerning the appropriate transformations on the 3+1 space–time, may be overcome. This implies that a complexified quaternionic version of Special Relativity is a choice and not a necessity.

  2. Who Needs Special Education?

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    Persson, Bengt

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

  3. Advanced LWR Fuel Testing Capabilities in the ORNL High Flux Isotope Reactor

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    Larry J Ott; Joel Lee McDuffee; Donald J Spellman

    2008-01-01

    A new test capability for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is being developed that will allow testing of advanced nuclear fuels and cladding materials under prototypic light-water reactor (LWR) operating conditions in less time than it takes in other research reactors. This paper will describe the HFIR testing capabilities, the new advanced

  4. Approach to improvement the network capable application processor compatible with IEEE 1451 standard

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    V. Kochan; K. Lee; R. Kochan; A. Sachenko

    2003-01-01

    We consider the structures of distributive data acquisition systems based on IEEE1451 standard. Also we indicate the disadvantages of the network capable application processor of this standard and propose the general structure of modernized network capable application processor which is compatible to IEEE1451 standard. Proposed processor provide elimination of indicated disadvantages by the dynamic on-line reprogramming and software operating of

  5. Development of an Air Force Warehouse Logistics Index to continuously improve logistics capabilities

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    So Young Sohn; Hong Kyu Han; Hye Jin Jeon

    2007-01-01

    For the effective operation of air power in the modern war, the logistics systems of Air Force warehouses need to be well-maintained. The best logistics system can be established through continuous improvements in logistics capabilities. Although there have been some studies on key performance indicators for logistics capability, they have neither considered the structural relationship among various influential factors, nor

  6. Alternatives for Calculating Transmission Reliability Margin (TRM) in Available Transfer Capability (ATC)

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    Peter W. Sauer

    1998-01-01

    There is very little theory developed for the calculation of the Transmission Reliability Margin (TRM) in the Available Transfer Capability (ATC) computation of electric power systems. This paper proposes and evaluates several different approaches to the calculation of TRM. The TRM is supposed to account for uncertainty in the operating conditions used in computing Total Transfer Capability (TTC). This uncertainty

  7. An Approximate Method to Assess the Peaking Capability of the NW Hydroelectric System

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    DRAFT 1 An Approximate Method to Assess the Peaking Capability of the NW Hydroelectric System September 26, 2005 The best way to assess the hydroelectric system's peaking capability is to simulate its. This model simulates the operation of the major hydroelectric projects over a one-week (168 hour) period

  8. General government management capability : The federal responsibility

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    Norman Beckman; Fremont J. Lyden

    1979-01-01

    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

  9. Estimating process capability indexes for autocorrelated data

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    Nien Fan Zhang

    1998-01-01

    Process capability indexes are widely used in the manufacturing industries and by supplier companies in process assessments and in the evaluation of purchasing decisions. One concern about using the process capability indexes is the assumption of the mutual independence of the process data, because, in process industries, process data are often autocorrelated. This paper discusses the use of the process

  10. Optimal process capability analysis for process design

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    Angus Jeang

    2010-01-01

    Conventional process capability analysis is used to measure and control the quality level of a production process in real exercises for on-line quality management. There has been a deficiency in this type of management; namely, the defects which occur in the production process are only passively detected and modified afterwards. Additionally, conventional process capability expression has difficulty distinguishing between alternatives

  11. Capability maturity model, version 1.1

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

    1993-01-01

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

  12. Capabilities and Contributions of Unwed Fathers

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    Lerman, Robert I.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  13. Supply Chain Collaboration and Disruption Mitigation Capability

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    Shao Xiao-Feng; Pan Yu

    2009-01-01

    Today's market is characterized by high levels of uncertainty and turbulence. Outsourcing and globalization have created longer and more complex supply chains, which are more vulnerable to business disruptions. Thus it is critical for firms to enhance supply chain disruption mitigation capabilities. This research investigates the impact of supply chain collaboration on disruption mitigation capability. Through the use of the

  14. Enhanced discrimination capability for UXO geophysical surveys

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    Dwain K. Butler; Leonard Pasion; Stephen D. Billings; Douglas Oldenburg; Don E. Yule

    2003-01-01

    Approximately 75% of buried UXO cleanup costs are expended excavating false alarm anomalies (i.e., digging on the locations of geophysical anomalies that are not caused by UXO). Although probabilities of detection at documented UXO test sites are commonly >90%, there is little documented discrimination capability. This lack of discrimination capability leads to excessively high false alarm rates for both test

  15. Squared Error Loss of Process Capability Indices

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    Chung-Ho Chen; Chao-Yu Chou

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, we extend Johnson's work (2) of formulating the relationship between process capability indices (PCI) and expected squared error losses. Moreover, a comparison is made between the expected squared error loss of PCI under the specified capability index value.

  16. Sequential testing of process capability indices

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    Abdulkadir Hussein; S. Ejaz Ahmed; S. Bhatti

    2012-01-01

    A Process Capability Index (PCI) is a numeric summary that compares the behaviour of a product or process characteristics with engineering specifications. We propose a sequential procedure for testing whether two processes are equally capable by using the PCI (Cpm). We employ a non-sequential Wald-type statistic and provide its sequential version by Brownian motion approximations. We point out that, as

  17. Fuzzy estimation for process capability indices

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    Abbas Parchami; Mashaallah Mashinchi

    2007-01-01

    Process capability indices are summary statistics which measure the actual or the potential performance of process characteristics relative to the target and specification limits. In most traditional methods, precise estimation is used to assess the capability of manufacturing processes. In this paper we introduce an algorithm based on Buckley’s estimation approach, and use a family of confidence intervals to estimate

  18. A new generation of process capability indices

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    A. Parchami; M. Mashinchi

    2010-01-01

    In quality control, we may confront imprecise concepts. One case is a situation in which upper and lower specification limits (SLs) are imprecise. If we introduce vagueness into SLs, we face quite new, reasonable and interesting processes, and the ordinary capability indices are not appropriate for measuring the capability of these processes. In this paper, similar to the traditional process

  19. Capability and Health Functioning in Ethiopian Households

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    Mabsout, Ramzi

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Electric Power Transfer Capability: Concepts, Applications,

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    Electric Power Transfer Capability: Concepts, Applications, Sensitivity, Uncertainty Power Systems since 1996 PSERC #12;ELECTRIC POWER TRANSFER CAPABILITY: CONCEPTS, APPLICATIONS, SENSITIVITY this Project Project information can be obtained at http://www.pserc.cornell.edu/tcc/info.html or by contacting

  1. Delicate relations among the basic process capability indices cp, Cpk AND Cpm, AND THEIR MODIFICATIONS

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    Samuel Kotz; Norman L. Johnson

    1999-01-01

    Relations among the ‘original’ process capability index, Cp:, and the ‘second generation’ indices, Cpk: and Cpm:, are studied in some detail, with special attention to conditions under which Cpm: is greater, or less, than Cpk:.Similar, though less extensive, analysis is applied in comparing a new index, Cpq:, with Cpm: and Cpk:. There is also a short section describing some features

  2. Functional capabilities of devices for unidimensional echography in the diagnosis of head and neck tumors

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    A. A. Fazylov; A. M. Dusmuratov

    1983-01-01

    Of great practical interest is the use of unidimensional echographic instruments to diagnose head and neck tumors because the complexity of the topographic anatomy in this region creates special difficulties when using two-dimensional echographic instruments. However, the lack of articles investigating the functional capabilities of instruments for unidimensional echography and diagnosis of head and neck tumors hampers their application in

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

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    Robert M. Grant

    1996-01-01

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

  4. Moon Express: Lander Capabilities and Initial Payload and Mission

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    Spudis, P.; Richards, R.; Burns, J. O.

    2013-12-01

    Moon Express Inc. is developing a common lander design to support the commercial delivery of a wide variety of possible payloads to the lunar surface. Significant recent progress has been made on lander design and configuration and a straw man mission concept has been designed to return significant new scientific and resource utilization data from the first mission. The Moon Express lander is derived from designs tested at NASA Ames Research Center over the past decade. The MX-1 version is designed to deliver 26 kg of payload to the lunar surface, with no global restrictions on landing site. The MX-2 lander can carry a payload of 400 kg and can deliver an upper stage (designed for missions that require Earth-return, such as sample retrieval) or a robotic rover. The Moon Express lander is powered by a specially designed engine capable of being operated in either monoprop or biprop mode. The concept for the first mission is a visit to a regional pyroclastic deposit on the lunar near side. We have focused on the Rima Bode dark mantle deposits (east of crater Copernicus, around 13 N, 4 W). These deposits are mature, having been exposed to solar wind for at least 3 Ga, and have high Ti content, suggesting high concentrations of implanted hydrogen. Smooth areas near the vent suggest that the ash beds are several tens of meters thick. The projected payload includes an imaging system to document the geological setting of the landing area, an APX instrument to provide major element composition of the regolith and a neutron spectrometer to measure the bulk hydrogen composition of the regolith at the landing site. Additionally, inclusion of a next generation laser retroreflector would markedly improve measurements of lunar librations and thus, constrain the dimensions of both the liquid and solid inner cores of the Moon, as well as provide tests of General Relativity. Conops are simple, with measurements of the surface composition commencing immediately upon landing. APX chemical analysis and neutron measurements would be completed within an hour or so. If any propellant remains after landing and a 'hop' to another site was undertaken, we can repeat these analyses at the second site, adding confidence that we have obtained representative measurements. Thus, the scientific goals of the first Moon Express mission are satisfied early and easily in the mission profile. This mission scenario provides significant scientific accomplishment for very little investment in payload and operations. Although minimally configured, the payload has been chosen to provide the most critical ground truth parameters for mapping hydrogen concentrations across the entire lunar surface. As hydrogen is a key element to the development of the Moon, understanding its occurrences in both non-polar and polar environments is critical. This mission achieves significant new scientific accomplishment as well as taking the first steps towards lunar presence and permanence.

  5. [Modern methods application of genotyping of infectious diseases pathogens in the context of operational work of specialized anti-epidemic team during the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games].

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    Kuzkin, B P; Kulichenko, A N; Volynkina, A S; Efremenko, D V; Kuznetsova, I V; Kotenev, E S; Lyamkin, G I; Kartsev, N N; Klindukhov, V P

    2015-01-01

    This paper considers the experience of genotyping and sequencing technologies in laboratories of specialized anti-epidemic team (SAET) during the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. The work carried out during the pre-Olympic period on performance of readiness by SAET for these studies is analyzed. The results of genotyping strains of pathogens during the Olympic Games are presented. A conclusion about the effectiveness of the use of molecular genetic techniques in terms of SAET is made. PMID:26016355

  6. The Advanced Test Reactor Irradiation Facilities and Capabilities

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    S. Blaine Grover; Raymond V. Furstenau

    2007-03-01

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

  7. Outcomes of an International Coordination Workshop to Understand Aerosol Observability Capabilities and Requirements for the Next Decade

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    Reid, J. S.; Benedetti, A.; Colarco, P. R.; Carmichael, G. R.; Icap Team

    2010-12-01

    In late April 2010 roughly 15 developers for many of the world’s operational numerical weather prediction centers with aerosol forecasting mandates met with an equal number of representatives of satellite data providers to discuss aerosol observability issues facing the next generation of aerosol forecast and modeling systems. While the last 3 years has seen rapid operational implementation of aerosol and pollution models around the world, the key to further development of these models is aerosol observational data from satellites for model evaluation and data assimilation. However, while the dynamical meteorology community has a well developed near real-time observing system to support forecasting, the aerosol community is only beginning to address the problem. This meeting was the first ever to combine the lead aerosol developers and remote sensing data providers from around the globe in discussing state-of-the-art technologies and operational requirements for aerosol forecasting. Participants included: operational centers representatives of ECMWF, FNMOC, JMA, NCEP, and UKMO; remote sensing data providers from EUMETSAT, ESA, JAXA, NASA, and NOAA NESDIS; and additional developers from NASA GMAO, NGST, NOAA, NRL, and several universities. Indeed, the smooth transition from the NASA EOS/A-Train into the international constellation of multi-model, multi-sensor products which satisfy both research and operational communities will require coordination among all of the above participants. In this paper, we provide an overview of important meeting outcomes that should interest the broader atmospheric composition community, including an overview of future satellite and ground systems and their capabilities, key definitions of operational diction, desires for error metrics, specialized product development, and customer outreach and research product delivery. These outcomes are already effecting CONOPS at major data and forecasting sensors.

  8. Chapter 9 -Forklift Operations Forklift Operations Safety Rules

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    . Operators shall not drive toward any person who is in front of a fixed object or wall. 18. Operators shall of the mast, or beyond the contour of the forklift. 20. When the forklift is not carrying a load, the operator sharp or fast end-swing. 30. Compressed gas cylinders shall be moved only in special pallets designed

  9. Community psychology and the capabilities approach.

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    Shinn, Marybeth

    2015-06-01

    What makes for a good life? The capabilities approach to this question has much to offer community psychology, particularly with respect to marginalized groups. Capabilities are freedoms to engage in valued social activities and roles-what people can do and be given both their capacities, and environmental opportunities and constraints. Economist Amartya Sen's focus on freedoms and agency resonates with psychological calls for empowerment, and philosopher Martha Nussbaum's specification of requirements for a life that is fully human provides an important guide for social programs. Community psychology's focus on mediating structures has much to offer the capabilities approach. Parallels between capabilities, as enumerated by Nussbaum, and settings that foster positive youth development, as described in a National Research Council Report (Eccles and Gootman (Eds) in Community programs to promote youth development. National Academy Press, Washington, 2002) suggest extensions of the approach to children. Community psychologists can contribute to theory about ways to create and modify settings to enhance capabilities as well as empowerment and positive youth development. Finally, capabilities are difficult to measure, because they involve freedoms to choose but only choices actually made or enacted can be observed. The variation in activities or goals across members of a setting provides a measure of the capabilities that the setting fosters. PMID:25822113

  10. First Materials Science Research Facility Rack Capabilities and Design Features

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    Cobb, S.; Higgins, D.; Kitchens, L.; Curreri, Peter (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The first Materials Science Research Rack (MSRR-1) is the primary facility for U.S. sponsored materials science research on the International Space Station. MSRR-1 is contained in an International Standard Payload Rack (ISPR) equipped with the Active Rack Isolation System (ARIS) for the best possible microgravity environment. MSRR-1 will accommodate dual Experiment Modules and provide simultaneous on-orbit processing operations capability. The first Experiment Module for the MSRR-1, the Materials Science Laboratory (MSL), is an international cooperative activity between NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the European Space Agency's (ESA) European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC). The MSL Experiment Module will accommodate several on-orbit exchangeable experiment-specific Module Inserts which provide distinct thermal processing capabilities. Module Inserts currently planned for the MSL are a Quench Module Insert, Low Gradient Furnace, and a Solidification with Quench Furnace. The second Experiment Module for the MSRR-1 configuration is a commercial device supplied by MSFC's Space Products Development (SPD) Group. Transparent furnace assemblies include capabilities for vapor transport processes and annealing of glass fiber preforms. This Experiment Module is replaceable on-orbit. This paper will describe facility capabilities, schedule to flight and research opportunities.

  11. The refurbished Z facility : capabilities and recent experiments.

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

    2008-09-01

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

  12. Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation.

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    Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Recreation Education Program.

    Presented are duplications of the responses given by Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (Skokie, Illinois) as part of a project to collect, share, and compile information about, and techniques in the operation of 18 community action models for recreation services to the disabled. Model programs are categorized as consumer, client…

  13. Call For Papers Special issue of

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    Yao, Xin

    Call For Papers Special issue of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation on Analysis-of-the-art in the analysis and design of representations and operators. We are therefore soliciting papers that discuss preferably be submitted electronically to one of the guest editors, or six copies should be send by regular

  14. Adaptive Memory: Is Survival Processing Special?

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    Nairne, James S.; Pandeirada, Josefa N. S.

    2008-01-01

    Do the operating characteristics of memory continue to bear the imprints of ancestral selection pressures? Previous work in our laboratory has shown that human memory may be specially tuned to retain information processed in terms of its survival relevance. A few seconds of survival processing in an incidental learning context can produce recall…

  15. Structural dynamics and attitude control study of early manned capability space station configurations

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    Ayers, J. Kirk; Cirillo, William M.; Giesy, Daniel P.; Hitchcock, Jay C.; Kaszubowski, Martin J.; Raney, J. Philip

    1987-01-01

    A study was performed to determine the vibration and attitude control characteristics of critical space station configurations featuring early manned capability during buildup from initial user support through the operations capability reference station. Five configurations were selected and were examined thus determining the changes that are likely to occur in the characteristics of the system as the station progresses from a single boom structure to a mature, dual keel, operations capability reference station. Both 9 foot and 5 meter truss bay sizes were investigated. All configurations analyzed were stable; however, the 5 meter truss bay size structure exhibited superior stability characteristics.

  16. Israeli Special Libraries

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    Foster, Barbara

    1974-01-01

    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)

  17. Online Learning: Special Report.

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    Training, 1999

    1999-01-01

    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)

  18. My Special Place

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    Sadredin Moosavi

    Students pick a place of significance to them (their Special Place) for analysis in this semester-long project. (A model is provided by the instructor using a place the students are not likely to have visited.)

  19. Wisconsin Agriculture SPECIAL ARTICLE

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF Wisconsin Agriculture 2009 · SPECIAL ARTICLE: Bioenergy and Agriculture in Wisconsin Economy Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of Wisconsin Agriculture, 2009 An annual report by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department

  20. 14 CFR 91.711 - Special rules for foreign civil aircraft.

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    2012-01-01

    ...false Special rules for foreign civil aircraft. 91.711 Section 91.711 Aeronautics...GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Foreign Aircraft Operations and Operations of U.S.-Registered Civil Aircraft Outside of the United States; and...