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  1. Air Force Modification Programs - Interaction of Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-04-01

    12 II. Previous Studies and Analyses............12 III. The Lessons Learned Program .............16 IV. Informal Interviews..................19...anything is wrong, and to identify ways to 4 0 fix the problems. This was done by requesting a printout from the AFSC/AFLC Lessons Learned program and...resolving potential problems, other than suggesting the program manager consult the Lessons Learned program managed by the Air Force Acquisition Logistics

  2. Financial Audit: Financial Reporting and Internal Controls at the Air Force Systems Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

    nd nternal Controls. atU the Air Force, Systems Commn C-AO/AFAM-91-22 - VMI GR &I # United States lonnovliro e General Accounting Office Jut...20332 Dear General Yates: This report presents the results of our review of the Air Force Systems Command’s financial management operations. It addresses...Command’s fiscal years 1988 and 1989 financial reporting. Systems Command managers are responsible for billions of dollars in appropriations and

  3. Command system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burow, N. A.; Tam, M. K.

    1982-01-01

    The Multimission Command (MMC) System is described. The major components within the MMC System are discussed, with the emphasis on the telecommunication-related implementations. Two versions of the spacecraft command detection system (the Viking heritage command detector and the NASA standard command detector) are discussed in detail. The former prevails in the existing flight projects and the latter will likely be adopted by the missions of the near future. The preparation of design control tables for the control of command link performance between deep space stations and the spacecraft is also discussed.

  4. Spacecraft contamination programs within the Air Force Systems Command Laboratories

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Murad, Edmond

    1990-01-01

    Spacecraft contamination programs exist in five independent AFSC organizations: Geophysics Laboratory (GL), Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC), Rome Air Development Center (RADC/OSCE), Wright Research and Development Center (MLBT), Armament Laboratory (ATL/SAI), and Space Systems Division (SSD/OL-AW). In addition, a sizable program exists at Aerospace Corp. These programs are complementary, each effort addressing a specific area of expertise: GL's effort is aimed at addressing the effects of on-orbit contamination; AEDC's effort is aimed at ground simulation and measurement of optical contamination; RADC's effort addresses the accumulation, measurement, and removal of contamination on large optics; MLBT's effort is aimed at understanding the effect of contamination on materials; ATL's effort is aimed at understanding the effect of plume contamination on systems; SSD's effort is confined to the integration of some contamination experiments sponsored by SSD/CLT; and Aerospace Corp.'s effort is aimed at supporting the needs of the using System Program Offices (SPO) in specific areas, such as contamination during ground handling, ascent phase, laboratory measurements aimed at understanding on-orbit contamination, and mass loss and mass gain in on-orbit operations. These programs are described in some detail, with emphasis on GL's program.

  5. Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below-Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT). A Case Study in the Accelerated Acquisition of a Digital Command and Control System during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-12-01

    Command CIB Controlled Image Base COA Course of Action COTS Commercial off the Shelf CP Command Post CPX Command Post Exercise CTIS Combat Terrain...Command Brigade and Below FCS Future Combat System FRP Full Rate Production FY Fiscal Year G3 Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training...Graphic User Interface HTI Horizontal Technology Insertion IMETS Integrated Meteorological System IMTF Information Management Task Force IOT &E

  6. Analysis of Air Force Systems Command's industrial-surge preparedness planning. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Hunigan, K.A.

    1987-09-01

    As U.S. foreign policy calls for a decrease in Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces in Europe, the U.S. needs to increase its conventional capability in order to maintain vigilant deterrence against the Warsaw Pact forces. The objective of this study was to analyze Air Force Systems Command's industrial-surge preparedness planning and policies and how they are implemented at five major product divisions. This research documents findings and concerns about AFSC's surge preparedness planning and policies, outside influences and relationships, and recommendations for future industrial-base initiatives. Interviews disclosed that industrial surge preparedness planning is a low-priority responsibility. It is not sufficiently funded and rarely addressed at program reviews or milestone decisions. Furthermore, the using commands do not usually offer their surge requirements, but expect AFSC to determine the user's surge requirements for them. A survey indicated that for many programs, surge was not a requirement. However, tactical systems had the greatest share of surge requirements. The survey also indicated that program offices are seldom questioned about surge considerations from their chain of command or their users. Finally, the survey showed that many of the program and project managers have had little to no exposure to surge-preparedness planning through their formal education.

  7. A Proposal for the Transfer of a Large Force Management Expert System (FRESH) (Force Requirements Expert System) from the CINCPACFLT (Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet) Command Center to the CINCLANTFLT (Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet) Command Center.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-03-01

    The thesis investigates the transferability of an existing large expert system , FRESH, from its current arena of employment, the Command Center of...system and does cover interface issues. A literary review of expert system theory begins the thesis and analysis of the two fleets follows in

  8. The Imperative to Integrate Air Force Command and Control Systems into Maritime Plans

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-08-01

    Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government. This article may be reproduced in...partner nation execution us- ing bilingual crew members. When it could and as it was able, the JSTARS bridged the operational-to-tactical gap and...mari- time planners and commanders must be well educated about joint op- tions, which could be addressed in formal courses for senior leaders and

  9. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Systems Command Technical Report Summaries. First Quarter 1986.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-03-01

    The AFOSR Technical Report Summaries are published quarterly by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) of each calendar year. They...consist of a brief summary of each AFOSR technical report received in the Technical Information Division and submitted to the Defense Technical Information Center for that quarter.

  10. The Astronautics Laboratory of the Air Force Systems Command electric propulsion projects

    SciTech Connect

    Sanks, T.M.; Andrews, J.C.

    1989-01-01

    Ongoing projects at the Astronautics Laboratory (AL) of the USAF Systems Command are described. Particular attention is given to experiments with arcjets, magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters, ion engines, and the Electric Insertion Transfer Experiment (ELITE). ELITE involves the integration of high-power ammonia arcjets, low-power xenon ion thrusters, advanced photovoltaic solar arrays, and an autononomous flight control system. It is believed that electric propulsion will become a dominant element in the military and industrial use of space. 6 refs.

  11. 32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700... Command Detail to Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander, and any other naval commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any eligible...

  12. 32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700... Command Detail to Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander, and any other naval commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any eligible...

  13. 32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700... Command Detail to Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander, and any other naval commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any eligible...

  14. 32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700... Command Detail to Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander, and any other naval commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any eligible...

  15. 32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700... Command Detail to Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander, and any other naval commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any eligible...

  16. Commanding an Air Force Squadron

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-12-01

    6 The Base Environment ................... 7 Getting Started and Setting the Course-The First Three Months ..... 10 Your Position...34 ........................ 17 The Wing’s Mission ................. 19 Setting the Direction ...................... 19 N otes...last minute trying to set up a new flightsuit. New commanders usually have an opportunity to address the audi- ence at the change-of-command ceremony

  17. Joint Command and Control of Cyber Operations: The Joint Force Cyber Component Command (JFCCC)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-05-04

    relies so heavily on complex command and control systems and interconnectivity in general, cyber warfare has become a serious topic of interest at the...defensive cyber warfare into current and future operations and plans. In particular, Joint Task Force (JTF) Commanders must develop an optimum method to

  18. A Needs Assessment of Air Force Systems Command Buying Activity Acquisition Management Information System (AMIS) Users

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-09-01

    and my patient children . Garry R.Y. Shafovaloff ii Table of-Contents Page Preface................................................ i List of Figures...Management System -Contract Close-Out Procedures -Undefinitized Document Control -Contractual Document Guidance -Data Base Queries/S2Ku Natural Language ...On-line c. User-Friendly d. Data Base Management System (DBMS) e. PRICES (Price History Data Base) f. Mini-computer g. Fourth Generation Language

  19. Cyber Situational Awareness for Joint Force Commanders

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-02-15

    Officer assigned to the Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. Lt Col Payne is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science...manner. The central thesis being addressed is that military commanders need a common framework for cyber situation awareness in order to aid the force...The central thesis being addressed is that military commanders need a common framework for cyber SA in order to aid the force with building a

  20. Command in the Objective Force

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-31

    G-7. 31 See U.S. Army, FM 6-0, Command and Control (DRAG Edition), Appendix A; William S . Lind, Maneuver Warfare Handbook (Boulder, Colorado: Westview...0’ s cognitive hierarchy lists data, information, knowledge, and understanding as the levels for processing information. The word information is used...foundation of the Roman commander’s ability to communicate rapidly lay with the implementation of military standards, or battle flags and guidons . Although

  1. US Air Force Materiel Command`s second round ECAMP results

    SciTech Connect

    Levenson, J.B.; Horstman, P.; Weaver, M.A.

    1995-06-01

    The United States Air Force`s Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ECAMP) is a process to improve Air Force environmental compliance, management, and programmatic support. Midway into the third round of Command-initiated (external) ECAMP evaluations for its fourteen Air Logistics and Systems Centers, the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) is continuing to identify the root causes of instances of environmental noncompliance. The AFMC initiated an analysis of all negative findings identified during the second round of external ECAMP evaluations (June 1991 to January 1993). Presented here is a summary of the analysis with emphasis on trends and root causes.

  2. Aircraft roll steering command system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lambregts, Antonius A. (Inventor)

    1985-01-01

    Aircraft roll command signals are generated as a function of the Microwave Landing System based azimuth, groundtrack, groundspeed and azimuth rate or range distance input parameters. On initial approach, roll command signals are inhibited until a minimum roll command requirement is met. As the aircraft approaches the centerline of the runway, the system reverts to a linear track control.

  3. How Should the Joint Force Handle the Command and Control of Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-11-18

    sea level (MSL) and high altitude UAVs were those that flew in excess of 18,000 MSL.5 Low altitude 3 John L. Romjue, “The Evolution of the AirLand...include I-Gnat- ER, Hunter, and Hummingbird and are associated with divisions, corps, and Marine Expeditionary Forces. Operational/Theater and... evolution of airpower unfolded in the Middle East, the same 41 Ibid., 81. 42 Ibid., 97. 27 place that Sir Arthur Coningham became so heavily influenced

  4. A Model for Merging Information Systems; A Case Study of the Air Force Material Command Merger

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-12-01

    scale." Within these mergers, there are many decisions to be made. When Contel Cellular and GTE Mobile Communications 1.9 merged, "The decision to...defined procedures, whether automated or manual (DoD Directive 8000.1: 2-2). For the purposes of this review, we will also define several other...organizational plan to perform all defined program management functions 8) Define automation /information system program measures and metrics consistent

  5. An Investigation of the Factors which Affect the Career Selection Process of Air Force Systems Command Company Grade Officers.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-12-01

    person’s motivation to comply with the expectations of others and (2) the effect of a person’s current job satisfaction. The purpose was to operationalize...the aforementioned concepts in a single model which explained the most variance in individual career intentions. A survey was completed by 2200...company grade officers throughout Systems Command. The results of the data analyses showed that a model which addressed not only the perceived attraction of

  6. 3 CFR - Disestablishment of United States Joint Forces Command

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Disestablishment of United States Joint Forces Command Presidential Documents Other Presidential Documents Memorandum of January 6, 2011 Disestablishment of United States Joint Forces Command Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to my authority as Commander in Chief and under 10 U.S.C. 16...

  7. What It Takes. Air Force Command of Joint Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-01

    ters staff. For the headquarters to reach full functionality, it needs to be augmented with additional staff from both the host service and the other...Operations Command Central SOCPAC Special Operations Command Pacific SOF special operations forces TAC CP tactical command post TACON tactical control ...defines control as 1. Authority that may be less than full command exercised by a commander over part of the activities of subordinate or other

  8. Network command processing system overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nam, Yon-Woo; Murphy, Lisa D.

    1993-01-01

    The Network Command Processing System (NCPS) developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ground Network (GN) stations is a spacecraft command system utilizing a MULTIBUS I/68030 microprocessor. This system was developed and implemented at ground stations worldwide to provide a Project Operations Control Center (POCC) with command capability for support of spacecraft operations such as the LANDSAT, Shuttle, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, and Nimbus-7. The NCPS consolidates multiple modulation schemes for supporting various manned/unmanned orbital platforms. The NCPS interacts with the POCC and a local operator to process configuration requests, generate modulated uplink sequences, and inform users of the ground command link status. This paper presents the system functional description, hardware description, and the software design.

  9. Joint Force Cyberspace Component Command: Establishing Cyberspace Operations Unity of Effort for the Joint Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-01

    to protect DoD networks and systems. Recognizing the user as the first line of defense, the DoD plans to improve internal “cyber hygiene ” practices...sequels requires a full understanding of an adversary’s cyberspace posture and capabilities. This includes not only the network infrastructure, but...2012.235 In his 2014 Posture Statement to the House Armed Services Committee Statement, Commander, United States Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel J

  10. 76 FR 1975 - Disestablishment of United States Joint Forces Command

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-11

    ... Memorandum of January 6, 2011--Disestablishment of United States Joint Forces Command #0; #0; #0... of United States Joint Forces Command Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to my... Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and approve the disestablishment of...

  11. DSN command system Mark IV-85

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thorman, H. C.

    1986-01-01

    A functional description of the Deep Space Network Command System and its subsystem is presented. The DSP command system was implemented in 1986. Store and forward command functions are reviewed. Throughput command functions for Earth orbiter missions and subsystems configurations for Mark IV-85 system are summarized.

  12. The SAS-3 delayed command system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hoffman, E. J.

    1975-01-01

    To meet the requirements arising from the increased complexity of the power, attitude control and telemetry systems, a full redundant high-performance control section with delayed command capability was designed for the Small Astronomy Satellite-3 (SAS-3). The relay command system of SAS-3 is characterized by 56 bystate relay commands, with capability for handling up to 64 commands in future versions. The 'short' data command service of SAS-1 and SAS-2 consisting of shifting 24-bit words to two users was expanded to five users and augmented with a 'long load' data command service (up to 4080 bits) used to program the telemetry system and the delayed command subsystem. The inclusion of a delayed command service ensures a program of up to 30 relay or short data commands to be loaded for execution at designated times. The design and system operation of the SAS-3 command section are analyzed, with special attention given to the delayed command subsystem.

  13. Air Force Materiel Command Reorganization Analysis

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-01

    Gen Judith Fedder, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support (AF/A4/7); Patricia Young, Assistant Deputy Chief of...Bruce Carlson as AFMC Commander on November 21, 2008. Lt Gen Terry L. Gabreski and Steven Butler continued on as Vice Commander and Executive

  14. Ten Commandments of System Conversions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chabotar, Kent John

    1998-01-01

    Administrators at Bowdoin College (Maine) have translated lessons learned from the process of administrative software conversion into ten commandments for other small colleges undertaking such changes. Three approaches to management information systems are outlined, with advantages and limitations highlighted, as well as the ten recommendations,…

  15. HOTOL Command and Control Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rowley, J. D.

    1988-04-01

    HOTOL is intended to provide a low cost means of delivering payloads to low earth orbit. The vehicle is thus designed for unmanned and largely autonomous operations with very limited contact with a ground station. This paper outlines the Command and Control Systems studies undertaken to date and proposed for future phases.

  16. Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electromechanical Equipment Used in Air Force Ground C3I (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) Systems.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-08-01

    refrigerant line leak developed. Refrigerant could also be a long lead item at remote locations. 4.1.2.4 Legionnaires ’ Disease Air conditioning...menu listing the input options with appropriate prompts to the operator, would giide him through the process much as the automated teller machine does...ventillation systems have been identified by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta as participating in the cause of this affliction. The Air Force should

  17. Special Forces Command and Control in Afghanistan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Johann Price, in a web site article, provides a detailed account of the chain of command from the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom to 1 June 2002...soldiers who were nothing but successful. The song, The Green Beret by SGT Barry Sadler, was a hit on the top music charts. The first Medal of Honor...DC: National Defense University Press. Price, Johann , ed. 2002. Operation Enduring Freedom Chain of Command. Center of Defense information, 26 June

  18. The Perceived Effects on Weapon Systems Acquisition in Air Force Systems Command While Operating under a Continuing Resolution Authority

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-09-01

    interviewed had wiorkred in more than onei of the four areas prior to their current assigment. The~ analysis reflects the perceived cost , schedule...the CRA has had cost impacts on the program you are currently wrking on or other mjor weapon system -- prograhl that you are familiar with? Explain...interviewees were currently assigned to one of the followinig areas: program control, contracting, program naugenent, or budget analysis. Niny of those

  19. A Study of the F-4 Program Management Responsibility Transfer (PMRT) from the Air Force Systems Command to the Logistics Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1977-12-01

    accomplish an early shift of responsibility to AFLC for systems/equipments which are ready ti transfer. The F-16 transfer agreement is now in the proceso ...process and FMT. 112 14 Previous chapters -resent detailed discussions of problem * areas associated with the transition and the IRT procesoes . This...all equally essential for effective program management. Consideration of and judIcious application of all the management functions is required to

  20. Joint Logistics Component Commander and the Mobility Air Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-06-01

    ii AFIT/ GMO /ENS/01E-6 JOINT LOGISTICS COMPONENT COMMANDER AND THE MOBILITY AIR FORCES GRADUATE RESEARCH PAPER Presented...2001 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED iii AFIT/ GMO /ENS/01E-6 JOINT LOGISTICS COMPONENT COMMANDER...84 BIBLIOGRAPHY........................................................................................................... 85 viii AFIT/ GMO /ENS

  1. Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Hydraulic ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Hydraulic Fluid Buildings, Northeast of Looking Glass Avenue at southwest side of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  2. Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Vehicle ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Vehicle Refueling Station, Northeast of AGE Storage Facility at far northwest end of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  3. Soviet Naval Force Control and the Red Naval C3 System: What the Blue Commander Needs to Know

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-03-01

    DISCLAIMER NOTICE THIS DOCUMENT IS BEST QUALITY PRACTICABLE. THE COPY FURNISHED TO DTIC CONTAINED A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PAGES WHICH DO NOT...REPRODUCE LEGIBLY. Thh (In b ’ BEST AVAILABLE COPY I. INTRODUCTION Command and Control is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly des- ignated...his staff must have the ability to collect, process and study situational data. He uses his decision making process to select the best course of

  4. Voice command weapons launching system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brown, H. E.

    1984-09-01

    This abstract discloses a voice-controlled weapons launching system for use by a pilot of an aircraft against a plurality of simultaneously appearing (i.e., existing) targets, such as two or more aggressor aircraft (or tanks, or the like) attacking more aggressor aircraft. The system includes, in combination, a voice controlled input device linked to and controlling a computer; apparatus (such as a television camera, receiver, and display), linked to and actuated by the computer by a voice command from the pilot, for acquiring and displaying an image of the multi-target area; a laser, linked to and actuated by the computer by a voice command from the pilot to point to (and to lock on to) any one of the plurality of targets, with the laser emitting a beam toward the designated (i.e., selected) target; and a plurality of laser beam-rider missiles, with a different missile being launched toward and attacking each different designated target by riding the laser beam to that target. Unlike the prior art, the system allows the pilot to use his hands full-time to fly and to control the aircraft, while also permitting him to launch each different missile in rapid sequence by giving a two-word spoken command after he has visually selected each target of the plurality of targets, thereby making it possible for the pilot of a single defender aircraft to prevail against the plurality of simultaneously attacking aircraft, or tanks, or the like.

  5. The Role of the Operational Command in Acquiring C3 (Communication Command and Control) Systems.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-05-01

    systems in the Air Force. When he transferred to the Directorate of Command and Contrcl and Telecomunication s i n the Pentagon he .as responsible for...and articulate the changing requirements for these systems, can manage and integrate the system within the overall system, and can insure that the C3

  6. 32 CFR 724.407 - Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.407 Section 724.407 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL..., Naval Reserve Force. Manages Naval Reserve resources. Responsible for providing limited support to the...

  7. 32 CFR 724.407 - Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.407 Section 724.407 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL..., Naval Reserve Force. Manages Naval Reserve resources. Responsible for providing limited support to the...

  8. 32 CFR 724.407 - Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.407 Section 724.407 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL..., Naval Reserve Force. Manages Naval Reserve resources. Responsible for providing limited support to the...

  9. 32 CFR 724.407 - Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.407 Section 724.407 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL..., Naval Reserve Force. Manages Naval Reserve resources. Responsible for providing limited support to the...

  10. 32 CFR 724.407 - Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.407 Section 724.407 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL..., Naval Reserve Force. Manages Naval Reserve resources. Responsible for providing limited support to the...

  11. Stability boundaries for command augmentation systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shrivastava, P. C.

    1987-01-01

    The Stability Augmentation System (SAS) is a special case of the Command Augmentation System (CAS). Control saturation imposes bounds on achievable commands. The state equilibrium depends only on the open loop dynamics and control deflection. The control magnitude to achieve a desired command equilibrium is independent of the feedback gain. A feedback controller provides the desired response, maintains the system equilibrium under disturbances, but it does not affect the equilibrium values of states and control. The saturation boundaries change with commands, but the location of the equilibrium points in the saturated region remains unchanged. Nonzero command vectors yield saturation boundaries that are asymmetric with respect to the state equilibrium. Except for the saddle point case with MCE control law, the stability boundaries change with commands. For the cases of saddle point and unstable nodes, the region of stability decreases with increasing command magnitudes.

  12. 14 CFR 417.303 - Command control system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... flight termination system used for each launch. (f) Electromagnetic interference. Each command control system component must function within the electromagnetic environment to which it is exposed. A command... must prevent electromagnetic interference. (g) Command transmitter failover. A command control...

  13. 14 CFR 417.303 - Command control system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... flight termination system used for each launch. (f) Electromagnetic interference. Each command control system component must function within the electromagnetic environment to which it is exposed. A command... must prevent electromagnetic interference. (g) Command transmitter failover. A command control...

  14. 14 CFR 417.303 - Command control system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... flight termination system used for each launch. (f) Electromagnetic interference. Each command control system component must function within the electromagnetic environment to which it is exposed. A command... must prevent electromagnetic interference. (g) Command transmitter failover. A command control...

  15. 14 CFR 417.303 - Command control system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... flight termination system used for each launch. (f) Electromagnetic interference. Each command control system component must function within the electromagnetic environment to which it is exposed. A command... must prevent electromagnetic interference. (g) Command transmitter failover. A command control...

  16. 14 CFR 417.303 - Command control system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... flight termination system used for each launch. (f) Electromagnetic interference. Each command control system component must function within the electromagnetic environment to which it is exposed. A command... must prevent electromagnetic interference. (g) Command transmitter failover. A command control...

  17. An Exploratory Study of Individual and Organizational Variable Interrelationships in Research and Development Organizations within Air Force Systems Command.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-09-01

    integral part of people’s lives. Most people belong to organizations for work or social reasons, and regularly deal with organizations as customers or...Introduction Organizations play a large part in people’s lives. Most people are members of organizations in a work or social setting, or regularly deal...H2A, H2B, and H6. 34 41,. SPSSx Batch System. The SPSSx (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) Batch system is a comprehensive tool that can

  18. A simulated force generator with an adaptive command structure

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hanes, P. Jeff

    2006-05-01

    The Force Laydown Automated Generator (FLAG) is a script-driven behavior model that automatically creates military formations from the platoon level up to division level for use in simulations built on the FLAMES simulation framework. The script allows users to define formation command structure, command relationships, vehicle type and equipment, and behaviors. We have used it to automatically generate more than 3000 units in a single simulation. Currently, FLAG is used in the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/MN) to assist their Comprehensive Analysis Process (CAP). It produces a reasonable threat laydown of red forces for testing their blue concept weapons. Our success in the application of FLAG leads us to believe that it offers an invaluable potential for use in training environments and other applications that need a large number of reactive, adaptive forces - red or blue.

  19. An Analysis of Performance Measurements Systems in the Air Force Logistics Command’s Aircraft Repair Depots

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-01-01

    Maintenance Dats Collection System Figure IV-21. Depot Maintenanlce Data Systemns Network 115 rigid and their information is often quite outdated. The G037E...averaging 173 flow days, were scheduled for PDM at WR-ALC. For many years the PDM work package for the 270 C-141s in the fleet has been very stable and...directorate recently purchased a project management software package called Timeline. Timeline provides PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique

  20. Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional) Decision Support

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    points and gave us a wide-ranging programmatic overview, while Lt Col Michelle Bowes gave us an assessment of program implementa- tion status, and...the benefit of excellent briefings from the Defense Information Systems Agency’s RADM Elizabeth Hight and Brig Gen Jennifer Napper, and from the Air...definition of cyberspace (which is more constrained than the Air Force’s initial concept) as a starting point ,12 there are still unanswered questions

  1. Cognitive Systems Modeling and Analysis of Command and Control Systems

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    Norlander, Arne

    2012-01-01

    Military operations, counter-terrorism operations and emergency response often oblige operators and commanders to operate within distributed organizations and systems for safe and effective mission accomplishment. Tactical commanders and operators frequently encounter violent threats and critical demands on cognitive capacity and reaction time. In the future they will make decisions in situations where operational and system characteristics are highly dynamic and non-linear, i.e. minor events, decisions or actions may have serious and irreversible consequences for the entire mission. Commanders and other decision makers must manage true real time properties at all levels; individual operators, stand-alone technical systems, higher-order integrated human-machine systems and joint operations forces alike. Coping with these conditions in performance assessment, system development and operational testing is a challenge for both practitioners and researchers. This paper reports on research from which the results led to a breakthrough: An integrated approach to information-centered systems analysis to support future command and control systems research development. This approach integrates several areas of research into a coherent framework, Action Control Theory (ACT). It comprises measurement techniques and methodological advances that facilitate a more accurate and deeper understanding of the operational environment, its agents, actors and effectors, generating new and updated models. This in turn generates theoretical advances. Some good examples of successful approaches are found in the research areas of cognitive systems engineering, systems theory, and psychophysiology, and in the fields of dynamic, distributed decision making and naturalistic decision making.

  2. Terrain Commander: a next-generation remote surveillance system

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    Finneral, Henry J.

    2003-09-01

    Terrain Commander is a fully automated forward observation post that provides the most advanced capability in surveillance and remote situational awareness. The Terrain Commander system was selected by the Australian Government for its NINOX Phase IIB Unattended Ground Sensor Program with the first systems delivered in August of 2002. Terrain Commander offers next generation target detection using multi-spectral peripheral sensors coupled with autonomous day/night image capture and processing. Subsequent intelligence is sent back through satellite communications with unlimited range to a highly sophisticated central monitoring station. The system can "stakeout" remote locations clandestinely for 24 hours a day for months at a time. With its fully integrated SATCOM system, almost any site in the world can be monitored from virtually any other location in the world. Terrain Commander automatically detects and discriminates intruders by precisely cueing its advanced EO subsystem. The system provides target detection capabilities with minimal nuisance alarms combined with the positive visual identification that authorities demand before committing a response. Terrain Commander uses an advanced beamforming acoustic sensor and a distributed array of seismic, magnetic and passive infrared sensors to detect, capture images and accurately track vehicles and personnel. Terrain Commander has a number of emerging military and non-military applications including border control, physical security, homeland defense, force protection and intelligence gathering. This paper reviews the development, capabilities and mission applications of the Terrain Commander system.

  3. DSN command system Mark III-80

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thorman, H. C.

    1980-01-01

    The Deep Space Network command system configuration and functional operation are described. Voyager and Helios command operations are supported with Deep Space Station store and forward data handling; Viking and Pioneer are supported with the older, near real time data handling method.

  4. Spacecraft command and control using expert systems

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    Norcross, Scott; Grieser, William H.

    1994-11-01

    This paper describes a product called the Intelligent Mission Toolkit (IMT), which was created to meet the changing demands of the spacecraft command and control market. IMT is a command and control system built upon an expert system. Its primary functions are to send commands to the spacecraft and process telemetry data received from the spacecraft. It also controls the ground equipment used to support the system, such as encryption gear, and telemetry front-end equipment. Add-on modules allow IMT to control antennas and antenna interface equipment. The design philosophy for IMT is to utilize available commercial products wherever possible. IMT utilizes Gensym's G2 Real-time Expert System as the core of the system. G2 is responsible for overall system control, spacecraft commanding control, and spacecraft telemetry analysis and display. Other commercial products incorporated into IMT include the SYBASE relational database management system and Loral Test and Integration Systems' System 500 for telemetry front-end processing.

  5. Spacecraft command and control using expert systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Norcross, Scott; Grieser, William H.

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes a product called the Intelligent Mission Toolkit (IMT), which was created to meet the changing demands of the spacecraft command and control market. IMT is a command and control system built upon an expert system. Its primary functions are to send commands to the spacecraft and process telemetry data received from the spacecraft. It also controls the ground equipment used to support the system, such as encryption gear, and telemetry front-end equipment. Add-on modules allow IMT to control antennas and antenna interface equipment. The design philosophy for IMT is to utilize available commercial products wherever possible. IMT utilizes Gensym's G2 Real-time Expert System as the core of the system. G2 is responsible for overall system control, spacecraft commanding control, and spacecraft telemetry analysis and display. Other commercial products incorporated into IMT include the SYBASE relational database management system and Loral Test and Integration Systems' System 500 for telemetry front-end processing.

  6. Non-Lethal Weapons: Considerations for the Joint Force Commander

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    2007-05-10

    686 Cushing Road Newport, RI 02841-1207 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME( S ) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10...Commander 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR( S ) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Jeffrey W. Voetberg, Major...United States Air Force 5e. TASK NUMBER Paper Advisor (if Any): William Hartig, Colonel, USMC 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME( S

  7. Sodern visualization system (SVS) in command rooms

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    Doittau, F.-X.; Huriet, J. R.; Tissot, M.

    The enhancement of the Sodern Visualization System, originally designed for live TV display in motion picture theaters, to make it suitable for command rooms, is described. At the request of the French Military Administration and the U.S. Air Force, resolution and speed have been significantly improved to enable simulation of air combat. To display 90 characters per line, and then extend this to 120 characters per line, required experimental study leading to the design of reshaped characters. Optimizing color contrast by providing a dark blue background improved readability still more. Finally, the use of a Titus light valve which includes a solid -state crystal target permits very comfortable viewing due to the absence of flicker and line structure.

  8. Joint Command Decision Support System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    Greenley et al. 2006) resulted in the identification of a set of overarching principles for the implementation of Joint Command Decision Support (Hales...and adjustment of resources, and longer term feasibility planning. As highlighted in the Joint Staff Front End Analysis report ( Greenley et al. 2006...Townsend (2006). The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned, Washington, D.C. February 2006. Greenley , A., Baker, K. & Cochran, L. (2006

  9. Test Telemetry And Command System (TTACS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fogel, Alvin J.

    1994-01-01

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a multimission Test Telemetry and Command System (TTACS) which provides a multimission telemetry and command data system in a spacecraft test environment. TTACS reuses, in the spacecraft test environment, components of the same data system used for flight operations; no new software is developed for the spacecraft test environment. Additionally, the TTACS is transportable to any spacecraft test site, including the launch site. The TTACS is currently operational in the Galileo spacecraft testbed; it is also being provided to support the Cassini and Mars Surveyor Program projects. Minimal personnel data system training is required in the transition from pre-launch spacecraft test to post-launch flight operations since test personnel are already familiar with the data system's operation. Additionally, data system components, e.g. data display, can be reused to support spacecraft software development; and the same data system components will again be reused during the spacecraft integration and system test phases. TTACS usage also results in early availability of spacecraft data to data system development and, as a result, early data system development feedback to spacecraft system developers. The TTACS consists of a multimission spacecraft support equipment interface and components of the multimission telemetry and command software adapted for a specific project. The TTACS interfaces to the spacecraft, e.g., Command Data System (CDS), support equipment. The TTACS telemetry interface to the CDS support equipment performs serial (RS-422)-to-ethernet conversion at rates between 1 bps and 1 mbps, telemetry data blocking and header generation, guaranteed data transmission to the telemetry data system, and graphical downlink routing summary and control. The TTACS command interface to the CDS support equipment is nominally a command file transferred in non-real-time via ethernet. The CDS support equipment is responsible for

  10. 78 FR 17185 - U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test

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    2013-03-20

    ... Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Space Command... inform users of an upcoming event related to the GPS satellite constellation. U.S. Air Force Space... process L2C or L5 CNAV. U.S. Air Force Space Command ] expects to conduct one to two CNAV tests per...

  11. Flextime: A Modified Work Force Scheduling Technique for Selected Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command Organizations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kimzey, Reed T.; Prince, Samuel M. O.

    The thesis discusses the advantages and disadvantages of one work force scheduling technique--flextime. The authors were interested in determining if a flextime schedule could be put into effect in a governmental organization such as Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC). The study objectives were to determine the feasibility,…

  12. Joint Task Force Commander’s Handbook for Peace Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    medicine personnel •• Legal personnel •• Chaplain ministry team I-11 Mission The Commander for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia was...VIII, “Public Affairs and Media,” of this Handbook. c. Legal. See Chapter IX, “Legal,” of this Handbook. d. Surgeon “Preventive medicine , veterinary...health of the force, it is important to note that UN accepts World Health Organization Standards for food, water, medicine and immunizations when US

  13. ISS Update: Station Command and Data Handling System

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    NASA Public Affairs Officer Kylie Clem interviews ODIN flight controller Amy Brezinski, who monitors and commands the Command and Data Handling System for the International Space Station. Brezinski...

  14. Weapon System Management to Directorate of Logistics Management Systems Requirements (XRB) DCS/Plans and Programs Air Force Logistics Command Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-05-14

    Battelle blue notebook) Authority, discipline, unity of command, and unity of direction must be maintained. (Constraint) ( Fayol ) Responsibility and...divided effectively. (Guideline) ( Fayol ) Workers must be carefully selected and thoroughly studied so that each one may be developed to his/her maximum...capabilities. (Guideline) (FT) Do not subordinate the general interest to the individual interest. (Constraint) ( Fayol ) There must be equity in

  15. Remote data communications and command system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Phillips, Jesse

    Scientific ballooning missions in the continental United States have traditionally been limited in flight time due to the loss of local telemetry capability as the payload drifts beyond the horizon. A Remote Data Communications & Command System has been developed by the NSBF which allows both the recovery and display of limited real-time data and complete command control of a balloon payload that is within the telemetry horizon of a remote station. The general capabilities of this system are discussed here from the standpoint of two virtual systems which can be used independently or together as a single system.

  16. DSN Command System Mark IV-85

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thorman, H. C.

    1982-01-01

    A functional description of command subsystem software modifications providing computer-controlled prepass data transfer, validation tests, and revised displays are described. The Mark 4-A implementation schedule is presented and subsystems configurations for the Mark 4-85 system summarized.

  17. Air Force Commanders and Barriers to Entry into a Doctoral Business Program

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    Williams, Tony; LeMire, Steven D.

    2011-01-01

    The authors examined professionally qualified Air Force commanders' barriers to entry into a business doctoral degree program related to the factors of time, financial means, academics, and motivation. Of the 116 present commanders, 63% were interested in pursuing a doctorate in business. For the commanders interested in obtaining a doctorate…

  18. Air Force Commanders and Barriers to Entry into a Doctoral Business Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Tony; LeMire, Steven D.

    2011-01-01

    The authors examined professionally qualified Air Force commanders' barriers to entry into a business doctoral degree program related to the factors of time, financial means, academics, and motivation. Of the 116 present commanders, 63% were interested in pursuing a doctorate in business. For the commanders interested in obtaining a doctorate…

  19. The Infrastructure of Command Information Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-11-01

    calculation and feedback for the molecular docking experiment in the GRIP project, applications in image processing, neural - network computations, and...Design for System Integration," Proc. NASA Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Workshop. 2-3 May 1988. 10 Robinett, Warren. "Electronic Expansion of...data-glove sensor with its gesture libraries, and by harnessing. our Votan spoken-command recognition system. Head-Mounted Display: Objective: Dynamic

  20. Apollo experience report: Command module uprighting system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    White, R. D.

    1973-01-01

    A water-landing requirement and two stable flotation attitudes required that a system be developed to ensure that the Apollo command module would always assume an upright flotation attitude. The resolution to the flotation problem and the uprighting concepts, design selection, design changes, development program, qualification, and mission performance are discussed for the uprighting system, which is composed of inflatable bags, compressors, valves, and associated tubing.

  1. The Closure of U.S. Joint Forces Command - Mission Accomplished?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-18

    importance of defending North Atlantic sea 1 Leo P. Hirrel with William R. McClintock ; United States...3 Hirrel with McClintock , xiii. 5 1999.4 To the casual observer very little change was apparent, but in the words of... McClintock , 53. 5 Ibid., 53. 6 U.S. Joint Forces Command, Command Overview Briefing, Norfolk, VA: Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Joint Forces Command

  2. System Input/Output Changes Required to Export the Force Requirements Expert System (FRESH) to the Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-03-01

    expert system ) from CINCPACFLT to CINCLANTFLT. A general discussion of expert system theory is presented tying this theory to FRESH wherever possible...FRESH inputs and outputs must be changed prior to FRESH transference to CINCLANTFLT. FRESH is an extremely useful expert system prototype that is

  3. 32 CFR 724.307 - Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.307 Section 724.307 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY... § 724.307 Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall...

  4. 32 CFR 724.307 - Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.307 Section 724.307 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY... § 724.307 Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall...

  5. 32 CFR 724.307 - Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.307 Section 724.307 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY... § 724.307 Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall...

  6. 32 CFR 724.307 - Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.307 Section 724.307 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY... § 724.307 Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall...

  7. 32 CFR 724.307 - Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. 724.307 Section 724.307 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY... § 724.307 Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force. In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall...

  8. Spaceport Command and Control System Automated Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stein, Meriel

    2017-01-01

    The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) launch control system for the Orion capsule and Space Launch System, the next generation manned rocket currently in development. This large system requires high quality testing that will properly measure the capabilities of the system. Automating the test procedures would save the project time and money. Therefore, the Electrical Engineering Division at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has recruited interns for the past two years to work alongside full-time engineers to develop these automated tests, as well as innovate upon the current automation process.

  9. Spaceport Command and Control System Automation Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hwang, Andrew

    2017-01-01

    The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) launch control system for the Orion capsule and Space Launch System, the next generation manned rocket currently in development. This large system requires high quality testing that will properly measure the capabilities of the system. Automating the test procedures would save the project time and money. Therefore, the Electrical Engineering Division at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has recruited interns for the past two years to work alongside full-time engineers to develop these automated tests, as well as innovate upon the current automation process.

  10. On Cyber Warfare Command and Control Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2004-06-01

    longer adequate to rely solely on the now traditional defense-in-depth strategy. We must recognize that we are engaged in a form of warfare, cyber warfare , and... warfare . This causes security devices to be used ineffectively and responses to be untimely. Cyber warfare then becomes a one-sided battle where the... cyber warfare strategy and tactics requires a cyber warfare command and control system. Responses to cyber attacks do not require offensive measures

  11. Marine Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS) Field Development System-1 (FDS-1) assessment: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Avery, L.W.; Hunt, S.T.; Savage, S.F. ); McLaughlin, P.D.; Shepdard, A.P.; Worl, J.C. )

    1992-04-01

    The United State Marine Corps (USMC) is continuing the development and fielding of the Marine Corps Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS), a system which exists in varying states of development, fielding, or modernization. MTACCS is currently composed of the following components: Tactical Combat Operations System (TCO) for ground command and control (C2), Intelligence Analysis System (IAS) with a Genser terminal connected to a TCO workstation for intelligence C2, Marine Integrated Personnel System (MIPS) and a TCO workstation using the Marine Combat Personnel System (MCPERS) software for personnel C2, Marine Integrated Logistics System (MILOGS) which is composed of the Landing Force Asset Distribution System (LFADS), the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) II, and a TCO terminal using the Marine Combat Logistics System (MCLOG) for logistics C2, Marine Corps Fire Support System (MCFSS) for fire support C2, and Advanced Tactical Air Command Central (ATACC) and the Improved Direct Air Support Central for aviation C2.

  12. The USAF Systems Command and R and D productivity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Luchainger, V.

    1985-01-01

    The United States Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) is charged with the development and acquisition of aerospace technology systems. Much of that activity is concerned with space systems development, acquisition, and operations. Heavy emphasis is being placed on productivity in organizational and process functions which will keep aerospace systems on the leading edge of technology, with plans extending capability into the future. The productivity emphasis ranges from people-oriented activities to resource and technological functions which support national aerospace objectives. The AFSC space-related missions is discussed as a special area of productivity efforts.

  13. Proceedings Papers of the AFSC (Air Force Systems Command) Avionics Standardization Conference (2nd) Held at Dayton, Ohio on 30 November - 2 December 1982. Volume 10. Addendum.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-11-01

    Naval Materiel Command xi 1*MM ME91P W73. Authors Index hkerlund, Edward T., 175 Lecht, Charles P., 23 Long, William A., 51 Lovelace, A.M., 10 Belechak...andfunction standards permit us to build and sustain combat skills faster and more effect i"v .. Again, however, standardization should be applied when...BUSINESS ISSUE. DOES A VIABLE BUSINESS PLAN EXIST TO SUPPORT THE STAN ARD? HAVE FUNDS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO IMPLEMENT THE STANDARD? HAS THE MILITARY MADE

  14. Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV): Enhancing Command, Control, Communications, and Computers and Information Systems (C4I) to Tactically Employed Forces via a Mobile Platform

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-09-01

    collection to any point designated by the commander for analysis and pushing the information to key decision makers in the AOR remains an obstacle . E...RESEARCH GOALS OF THE LIGHT RECONNAISSANCE VEHICLE The LRV Project was designed to solve some of the major obstacles presented by the advanced...known distances and elevation changes. Figure 23 depicts a representation of the trigonometry used in deriving the elevation angles for the antennae

  15. X-57 Power and Command System Design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Clarke, Sean; Redifer, Matthew; Papathakis, Kurt; Samuel, Aamod; Foster, Trevor

    2017-01-01

    This paper describes the power and command system architecture of the X-57 Maxwell flight demonstrator aircraft. The X-57 is an experimental aircraft designed to demonstrate radically improved aircraft efficiency with a 3.5 times aero-propulsive efficiency gain at a "high-speed cruise" flight condition for comparable general aviation aircraft. These gains are enabled by integrating the design of a new, optimized wing and a new electric propulsion system. As a result, the X-57 vehicle takes advantage of the new capabilities afforded by electric motors as primary propulsors. Integrating new technologies into critical systems in experimental aircraft poses unique challenges that require careful design considerations across the entire vehicle system, such as qualification of new propulsors (motors, in the case of the X-57 aircraft), compatibility of existing systems with a new electric power distribution bus, and instrumentation and monitoring of newly qualified propulsion system devices.

  16. Spaceport Command and Control System Software Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Glasser, Abraham

    2017-01-01

    The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) launch control system for the Orion capsule and Space Launch System, the next generation manned rocket currently in development. This large system requires a large amount of intensive testing that will properly measure the capabilities of the system. Automating the test procedures would save the project money from human labor costs, as well as making the testing process more efficient. Therefore, the Exploration Systems Division (formerly the Electrical Engineering Division) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has recruited interns for the past two years to work alongside full-time engineers to develop these automated tests, as well as innovate upon the current automation process.

  17. Command & Control (C2) Systems Acquisition Study

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-09-01

    addresses the operational theatre or ’ mission-related military functions and tasks. (e.g., detection, fusion, allocation) which a commander and his staff us...might be by geographical area (e.g., based on the needs of different theatres ) or by differences in operational missions (e.g., the system as it is to...be used in Washington, D.C., vs. its use in theatres ). 111-69 APS 0 Multiple sourcing of the beginning of a program (e.g., "core" definition

  18. Spaceport Command and Control System Automation Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Plano, Tom

    2017-01-01

    The goal of automated testing is to create and maintain a cohesive infrastructure of robust tests that could be run independently on a software package in its entirety. To that end, the Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) project at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has brought in a large group of interns to work side-by-side with full time employees to do just this work. Thus, our job is to implement the tests that will put SCCS through its paces.

  19. Keeping the Edge. Air Force Materiel Command Cold War Context (1945-1991). Volume 1: Command Lineage Scientific Achievement and Major Tenant Missions

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    2003-08-01

    atomic bombs, code-named through 1950 as Pincher, Broiler , Grabber, and Sizzle. During 1945-1946, the United States and Britain withdraw their occupation... Digest 53. 5 (May 1970): 163, 171. 250 Termena, Peiffer, and Carlin, Logistics, ca.1981, 212-213. 251 Closeout History Air Force Systems Command 1...Section of the Logistics Planning Division, Plans (T-5) at Wright Field digested German World War II achievements, including German submarine pens, and

  20. Vertical and Horizontal Forces: A Framework for Understanding Airpower Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-22

    GHQ tried to subvert and change 5AF guidance to subordinate commands. For instance, the commander of Army forces in Korea, General Edward M. Almond ...kept demanding more close air support. To support Almond , GHQ attempted to override 5AF guidance regarding the use of bombers slated for

  1. Extraction of user's navigation commands from upper body force interaction in walker assisted gait

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Background The advances in technology make possible the incorporation of sensors and actuators in rollators, building safer robots and extending the use of walkers to a more diverse population. This paper presents a new method for the extraction of navigation related components from upper-body force interaction data in walker assisted gait. A filtering architecture is designed to cancel: (i) the high-frequency noise caused by vibrations on the walker's structure due to irregularities on the terrain or walker's wheels and (ii) the cadence related force components caused by user's trunk oscillations during gait. As a result, a third component related to user's navigation commands is distinguished. Results For the cancelation of high-frequency noise, a Benedict-Bordner g-h filter was designed presenting very low values for Kinematic Tracking Error ((2.035 ± 0.358)·10-2 kgf) and delay ((1.897 ± 0.3697)·101ms). A Fourier Linear Combiner filtering architecture was implemented for the adaptive attenuation of about 80% of the cadence related components' energy from force data. This was done without compromising the information contained in the frequencies close to such notch filters. Conclusions The presented methodology offers an effective cancelation of the undesired components from force data, allowing the system to extract in real-time voluntary user's navigation commands. Based on this real-time identification of voluntary user's commands, a classical approach to the control architecture of the robotic walker is being developed, in order to obtain stable and safe user assisted locomotion. PMID:20687921

  2. Command and Control Architectures for Autonomous Micro-Robotic Forces - FY-2000 Project Report

    SciTech Connect

    Dudenhoeffer, Donald Dean

    2001-04-01

    Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and micro-technologies will soon give rise to production of large-scale forces of autonomous micro-robots with systems of innate behaviors and with capabilities of self-organization and real world tasking. Such organizations have been compared to schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of animals, swarms of insects, and military squadrons. While these systems are envisioned as maintaining a high degree of autonomy, it is important to understand the relationship of man with such machines. In moving from research studies to the practical deployment of large-scale numbers of robots, one of critical pieces that must be explored is the command and control architecture for humans to re-task and also inject global knowledge, experience, and intuition into the force. Tele-operation should not be the goal, but rather a level of adjustable autonomy and high-level control. If a herd of sheep is comparable to the collective of robots, then the human element is comparable to the shepherd pulling in strays and guiding the herd in the direction of greener pastures. This report addresses the issues and development of command and control for largescale numbers of autonomous robots deployed as a collective force.

  3. Empowerment: A Strategy for Increased Quality in Air Force Logistics Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-09-01

    DTIC SS ELECTE DEC 14198n S II..U EMPOWERMENT : A STRATEGY FOR INCREASED QUALITY IN AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND THESIS Michael J. Krimmer Major. USAF...12 13 018 , M f _ m o m w l .- _ I AFIT/GLM/LSR/89S-36 EMPOWERMENT : A STRATEGY FOR INCREASED QUALITY IN AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND THESIS Michael J...University, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense. AFIT/GLM/LSR/89S-36 EMPOWERMENT : A STRATEGY FOR INCREASED QUALITY IN AIR FORCE LOGISTICS

  4. 33 CFR 334.710 - The Narrows and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334.710 Section... Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (a) The restricted area... regulations in this section shall be enforced by the Commander, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin......

  5. AFSOC: The Air Force’s Newest Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-03-08

    capable of fighting autonomously, thus requiring minimal support from other units.’ Wingate was ecstatic over the posiLive reception his LRP theory had...commanders had little difficulty attracting adventurous, innovative personnel that would be required for survival in the Jungles of Burma. The biggest obstacle...virtually everyone that it wanted. The type aircraft to 13e assigned to Project 9 was a different story. Cochran’s first choice for the fighter requirement

  6. Foreign Command of US Forces in Combined Theatre Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-04-01

    Russell and Jeannette E. Muther , A History of the United Nations h (Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution 1958), p. 55, footnote 27. China’s UN...York: Praeger Publishers, 1992), p. 16. 12 Richard (New York: The Free Press, 1973), pp. 15-16. 13 See for example Werner J. Feld, Robert S. Jordan...unaccustomed to outsiders." Richard Pyle, ’"Desert Storm IL Saudi Commander Blasts Schwarzkopf Autobiography," Associated Press (New York: October 20

  7. Mission Command in the Joint Task Force -- Port Opening

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-12

    between USTRANSCOM and the Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC) was identified as the critical Achilles’ heel of the overall distribution process...Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt ” The purpose of this study was to identify if JTF-PO’s OPCON relationship with USTRANSCOM is the...Address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt ,” 25 June 1963, accessed 13 November 2014, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=9303

  8. NASIS data base management system: IBM 360 TSS implementation. Volume 5: Retrieval command system reference manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    The retrieval command subsystem reference manual for the NASA Aerospace Safety Information System (NASIS) is presented. The command subsystem may be operated conversationally or in the batch mode. Retrieval commands are categorized into search-oriented and output-oriented commands. The characteristics of ancillary commands and their application are reported.

  9. THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND: AN ANALYSIS OF CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENTS FROM THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE AND AIR MOBILITY COMMAND

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-02-15

    AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND: AN ANALYSIS OF CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENTS FROM THE ITALIAN ...AIR FORCE AND AIR MOBILITY COMMAND By Luca Mazzini, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Air Force A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty In...official policy or position of the US government, the Department of Defense, the Air University, or the Italian Air Force. In accordance with Air

  10. Marine Air Command and Control Systems: Past, Present, and Future Role in Support of Marine Air-Ground Task Force Operations in Low Intensity Conflict

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-03-30

    systems: (1) an air traffic control subsystem (ATCS), AN/ TSQ -107 (and follow-on system, AN/TPS-73), which detects and identifies aircraft at ranges up...3) a control and communications subsystem (CCS), AN/ TSQ -131, which provides data processing, user-interface display functions, and communictions...airborne multi-mode receiver (MMR), AN/ARN-138, that displays the information. o MASS: Improved Direct Air Support Center (IDASC), AN/ TSQ -155, was

  11. Air Force Command and Control: The Need for Increased Adaptability

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-07-01

    classification issues limited the ability to conduct effective training for elements of the TACS. At times, RC­135 Rivet Joint operators were restricted from...electronic warfare officer. He has been published in such peri­ odicals as the Armed Forces Journal, Joint Force Quarterly, and Defense Analysis and in...lead to more effective and ef­ ficient operations in support of the joint force commander’s re­ quirements. Current and future operations demand this

  12. The Disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command: A Step Backward in "Jointness"

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    States Army ABSTRACT The Unified Command Plan established the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) as a separate and distinct...doctrine, training, tactics, and equipment.”3 One of the premier Army visionaries of the post-Vietnam era, Donn Starry, also recognized that “change is...files/College/F_Publications/occPapers/occ-paper_18-en.pdf (accessed 20 November 2010). 4 U.S. Army War College, Selected Readings, Volume II, Course

  13. Requirements Definition for Force Level Command and Control in the Tactical Air Control System: An Evolutionary Approach Toward Meeting Near Term and Future Operational Needs.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    numerous major exercises, such as WINTEX- CIMEX , REFORGER, CRESTED EAGLE, and BRIGHT STAR. USAFE is now actively planning an evolutionary approach toward C2...during WINTEX- CIMEX 85, we have been investigating a number of approaches to enhancing joint air-ground operations and providing a means for better...throughout the ground battle elements. The USAREUR Distributed Decision Aid System (UD[1AS) was initially deployed in Exercise WINTEX- CIMEX 84. During

  14. Force XXI and Sea Dragon - Issues for the Operational Commander.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1996-06-14

    that the U. S. Army is developing to fight and win the wars of the next century. The U. S. Marine Corps is developing the vision called Sea Dragon to...differences between Force XXI and Sea Dragon . Both exploit the Information Age’s technologies to accomplish the mission. Both predict smaller force

  15. Navy Information Dominance, the Battle of Midway, and the Joint Force Commander: It Worked Then, It Needs to Work Now

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-05-19

    cyberspace, is putting increased emphasis on the need for the Joint Force Commander to employ his force to achieve Information Dominance . The information... Information Dominance is to assist in achieving Decision Superiority, Assured Command and Control, Battlespace Awareness, and Integrated Fires. Navy... Information Dominance aims to use information in cyberspace as a way and means in warfare -- as a battery in the Joint Force Commander’s arsenal. The

  16. FIRRE joint battlespace command and control system for manned and unmanned assets (JBC2S)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kramer, T. A.; Laird, R. T.; Dinh, M.; Barngrover, C. M.; Cruickshanks, J. R.; Gilbreath, G. A.

    2006-05-01

    The Family of Integrated Rapid Response Equipment (FIRRE) is an advanced technology demonstration program intended to develop a family of affordable, scalable, modular, and logistically supportable unmanned systems to meet urgent operational force-protection needs and requirements worldwide. The near-term goal is to provide the best available unmanned ground systems to the warfighter in Iraq and Afghanistan. The overarching long-term goal is to develop a fully-integrated, layered force-protection system of systems for our forward deployed forces that is networked with the future force C4ISR systems architecture. The intent of the FIRRE program is to reduce manpower requirements, enhance force-protection capabilities, and reduce casualties through the use of unmanned systems. FIRRE is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L), and is managed by the Product Manager, Force Protection Systems (PM-FPS), Fort Belvior, VA. The command-and-control element of FIRRE is the Joint Battlespace Command and Control System (JBC2S) for manned and unmanned assets, which is based upon the Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) Multiple Resource Host Architecture (MRHA), modified to operate as a single application program using standard DoD mapping and data distribution services. JBC2S is an evolution of the MRHA that leverages over 10 years of development in unmanned systems command-and-control. It implements the functionality of the MRHA under the dynamically configurable and highly modular architecture of the Multi-Robot Operator Control Unit (MOCU). JBC2S is a network-centric, geospatial command and control system that allows the field commander and above to plan and execute missions utilizing multiple and disparate manned and unmanned assets. It utilizes standard map formats (GeoTIFF, DNC, CADRG) for displaying map data and for tracking asset placement and movement.

  17. Command Line Image Processing System (CLIPS)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fleagle, S. R.; Meyers, G. L.; Kulinski, R. G.

    1985-06-01

    An interactive image processing language (CLIPS) has been developed for use in an image processing environment. CLIPS uses a simple syntax with extensive on-line help to allow even the most naive user perform complex image processing tasks. In addition, CLIPS functions as an interpretive language complete with data structures and program control statements. CLIPS statements fall into one of three categories: command, control,and utility statements. Command statements are expressions comprised of intrinsic functions and/or arithmetic operators which act directly on image or user defined data. Some examples of CLIPS intrinsic functions are ROTATE, FILTER AND EXPONENT. Control statements allow a structured programming style through the use of statements such as DO WHILE and IF-THEN - ELSE. Utility statements such as DEFINE, READ, and WRITE, support I/O and user defined data structures. Since CLIPS uses a table driven parser, it is easily adapted to any environment. New commands may be added to CLIPS by writing the procedure in a high level language such as Pascal or FORTRAN and inserting the syntax for that command into the table. However, CLIPS was designed by incorporating most imaging operations into the language as intrinsic functions. CLIPS allows the user to generate new procedures easily with these powerful functions in an interactive or off line fashion using a text editor. The fact that CLIPS can be used to generate complex procedures quickly or perform basic image processing functions interactively makes it a valuable tool in any image processing environment.

  18. Empirical identification of user information requirements in command and control system evaluation

    SciTech Connect

    McCallum, M.C.; Bittner, A.C. Jr. ); Badalamente, R.V. )

    1990-06-01

    This paper summarizes a study that was conducted to address user information requirements for the Force Level Control System. It was the first in a series being conducted at the US Army Tactical Command and Control System Experimentation Site (AES). User information requirements were determined via monitoring and classification of communications during a command and control exercise, as well as through subsequent exercise participant input. Separate measures of observed communication frequency, rated importance, and rated perishability were obtained for a set of information elements that comprised a comprehensive taxonomy of tactical command and control communications content. Analyses were then conducted to explore the relationships between frequency, importance, and perishability as well as develop a comprehensive index of criticality. The resulting comprehensive index of criticality is intended to be used by systems developers in selecting the information to be conveyed and processed by the Force Level Control System. 2 refs., 2 figs.

  19. The Swedish Armed Forces Operational Challenges for Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-02-01

    Language Workshop (Atelier 2010 sur le langage de gestion du champ de bataille pour les operations en coalition). RTO-MP-MSG-079 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT...NATO procedures Crises Response scenario (BOGALAND) including NATO- and EU-led operations HEADQUARTERS SWEDISH ARMED FORCES VIKING 11

  20. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (a... enforced by the Commander, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force, Seattle, Washington, or such agencies as he...

  1. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (a... enforced by the Commander, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force, Seattle, Washington, or such agencies as he...

  2. General Roy S. Geiger, USMC: Marine Aviator, Joint Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-06-01

    undersupplied, even with Japanese forces furiously working to retake the island.7 Despite the strategic importance of holding Henderson Field and the...to deliver a final “knockout blow” to the Marines, 90 Geiger and Vandegrift furiously prepared for the inevitable ground assault. It was during... happy about getting orders from a staff that had no combat experience, but it worked out fairly well. General Geiger and his staff came in November

  3. Implementing an Air Force Major Command-Level EMS

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-01

    default.aspx 12 Structure I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 13 A7C Portal\\.~ ••• • U.S. AIR FORCE CE Playbooks "" A f=iles... standar d to standard ize env ironmental programs across the Com mand as the starting point fo r an integrated ESOH platform on the portal. Elem ents

  4. Command Clairvoyance: Strategically Transforming AFRC Through Total Force and Leadership

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-19

    United States Air Force Reserve United States Army War College Class of 2012 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT: A...position of the Department of the Army , Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. The U.S. Army War College is accredited by the Commission on...NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) U.S. Army War College 122 Forbes Avenue Carlisle, PA 17013 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT

  5. Advanced Command Destruct System (ACDS) Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tow, David

    2009-01-01

    NASA Dryden started working towards a single vehicle enhanced flight termination system (EFTS) in January 2008. NASA and AFFTC combined their efforts to work towards final operating capability for multiple vehicle and multiple missions simultaneously, to be completed by the end of 2011. Initially, the system was developed to support one vehicle and one frequency per mission for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at NASA Dryden. By May 2008 95% of design and hardware builds were completed, however, NASA Dryden's change of software safety scope and requirements caused delays after May 2008. This presentation reviews the initial and final operating capabilities for the Advanced Command Destruct System (ACDS), including command controller and configuration software development. A requirements summary is also provided.

  6. Network, system, and status software enhancements for the autonomously managed electrical power system breadboard. Volume 3: Commands specification

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mckee, James W.

    1990-01-01

    This volume (3 of 4) contains the specification for the command language for the AMPS system. The volume contains a requirements specification for the operating system and commands and a design specification for the operating system and command. The operating system and commands sits on top of the protocol. The commands are an extension of the present set of AMPS commands in that the commands are more compact, allow multiple sub-commands to be bundled into one command, and have provisions for identifying the sender and the intended receiver. The commands make no change to the actual software that implement the commands.

  7. Naval Sea Systems Command On Watch 2010

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    February 2017 SSN 788 – under contract, contract delivery date August 2017 SSN 789 – under contract, contract delivery date February 2018 SSN 790...USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), which was delivered on Sept. 1, 2009, more than a month ahead of the contract delivery date. USNS Carl Brashear (T...Sealift Command dry cargo/ammuni- tion ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), named after astronaut Capt. Wally Schirra, slides into San Diego Bay after

  8. Preshaping Command Inputs to Reduce System Vibration

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

    command shap- i I L, Ie :)proaCh t e0 (Xa tfitie’l is the construction of inpul funcions from either .iri f iiIIns. lhiTs a)proac iIvol,’’, .. l ’-i ,up...Philadelphia, Pennsilvania., pp 316-321 [4] Bolz, Ray E., and Tuve, George L., "CRC Handbook of Tables for Applied Engineering Science", CRC Press, Inc., Boca

  9. U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-10

    www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ granule /USCODE-2011-title18/USCODE-2011-title18- partI-chap67-sec1385. 15 Larson and Peters, 244. 16 Use of Army and Air Force as...www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ granule /USCODE-2011-title18/USCODE-2011-title18- partI-chap67-sec1385. 9 FEMA.17 The act gives FEMA the responsibility for coordinating...14 November 2015. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ granule /USCODE-2011-title18/USCODE- 2011-title18-partI-chap67-sec1385. ______. U.S. Statutes at Large 20

  10. Combined Control of Special Operations Forces in the Central Region of Allied Command Europe

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-05-01

    Armed Services Committee, 25 Mal-ch 1987, p. 11. 50 2. Chalupa , Gen. Leopold, Commander Allied Forces Central Europe, "the Defence of Central Europe...34Fury form the Sea: Marines in Grenada," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, ML, 1984. Chalupa , Gen. Leopold

  11. Examination of Negotiation Tactics and Strategies of Air Force Logistics Command Contract Negotiators.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-09-01

    16 111. Research Method. .. .. ..... ..... ..... .. 18 Population .. .. ..... ...... ..... .. 18 Data Collection Plan...gather data from Air Force Logistics Command contracting organizations at Wright-Patterson AFB OH. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for...warranties, and learning curves (16). Negotiations, by Neal W. Beckman, includes an in-depth look at cost ranges and cost data use in negotiation. An

  12. A Joint Force Medical Command is Required to Fix Combat Casualty Care

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2017-10-05

    Care Introduction The United States Army and Air Force Medical Departments and the Navy Bureau of Medicine require a Joint Forces Medical Command...action chosen included the creation of the Uniformed Services University of Health Science School of Medicine as well as the Health Professions...successfully implemented if most of the 19 hospital team is not available. Fortunately, there is an alternative to PROFIS often referred to as

  13. The Joint Force Air Component Commander and the Integration of Offensive Cyberspace Effects: Power Projection through Cyberspace

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-14

    support model USSTRATCOM - US Strategic Command USCYBERCOM - US Cyber Command Spring 2016 | 89 Views JFHQ-Cyber - Joint Force Headquarters–Cyberspace...coordination authority within the joint cyberspace center (direct support model ) or the joint force cyberspace compo- nent commander (OPCON model ) since...and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance division. As long as the direct support model is in effect, liaisons from the joint cyberspace

  14. Marine Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS), Field Development System-1 (FDS-1) assessment: Volume 2

    SciTech Connect

    Avery, L W; Hunt, S T; Savage, S F; McLaughlin, P D; Shepard, A P; Worl, J C

    1992-04-01

    The following appendices contain the detailed analysis data for the questionnaires and various FDS-1 after action reports submitted to the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Marine Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS) Systems' Engineer.

  15. Air Force Integrated Readiness Measurement System (AFIRMS). Economic Analysis.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-05-31

    DDN - Defense Data Network DOC - Designed Operational Capability DoD - Department of Defense EDS - European Distribution System EIFEL - NATO Command...only by the Air Force units identified in this document. b. Information may be required from EIFEL , a NATO system, or other Allied systems. (Refer to...1) Air Force Operations Resource Management System (AFORMS) (2) Weapon System Management Information System (WSMIS) (3) EIFEL (NATO Command and

  16. Implications of a Non-Unified Command System and the Need for a Unified Command System in Zambia

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-12

    with the DRC and fears its insulation from violence will wear thin as conflict erupts in DRC as well as in Burundi .30...the luxury of maintaining independent command structures for its Army, Navy and Air Force. With defence spending slashed from 5 per cent of GDP at

  17. Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) solar thermal plant

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1983-04-01

    The plant proved its capability to deliver the desired energy product in a USAF industrial environment. The collector proved capable of energy conversion at insolation levels up to 25% below design minimum. The plant and the project were negatively affected by severe winter weather, with total insolation during the test period 60 percent less than the expected value. Environmental effects reduced plant availability to 55 percent. Only five, minimally good operating days were experienced during the test period. The subsequent lack of performance data prohibits the drawing of general conclusions regarding system performance. System operability was rated generally high. The only inhibiting factor was the difficulty in procuring replacement parts for rapid repair under USAF stockage and procurement policies. No inherently serious system failures were recorded, although a thermostatic valve malfunction in the freeze protection system ultimately took 30 days to repair.

  18. Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) solar thermal plant

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    The plant proved its capability to deliver the desired energy product in a USAF industrial environment. The collector proved capable of energy conversion at insolation levels up to 25% below design minimum. The plant and the project were negatively affected by severe winter weather, with total insolation during the test period 60 percent less than the expected value. Environmental effects reduced plant availability to 55 percent. Only five, minimally good operating days were experienced during the test period. The subsequent lack of performance data prohibits the drawing of general conclusions regarding system performance. System operability was rated generally high. The only inhibiting factor was the difficulty in procuring replacement parts for rapid repair under USAF stockage and procurement policies. No inherently serious system failures were recorded, although a thermostatic valve malfunction in the freeze protection system ultimately took 30 days to repair.

  19. E Pluribus Unum: Strengthening the Air Force Space Command Culture

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-02-21

    and funerals ) are artifacts that differentiate the military from other large organizations. Visible behavior patterns, such as technology and...systems and procedures  Rites and rituals of the organization  Design of physical space, facades, and buildings  Stories about important people

  20. Survey of Command Execution Systems for NASA Spacecraft and Robots

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Verma, Vandi; Jonsson, Ari; Simmons, Reid; Estlin, Tara; Levinson, Rich

    2005-01-01

    NASA spacecraft and robots operate at long distances from Earth Command sequences generated manually, or by automated planners on Earth, must eventually be executed autonomously onboard the spacecraft or robot. Software systems that execute commands onboard are known variously as execution systems, virtual machines, or sequence engines. Every robotic system requires some sort of execution system, but the level of autonomy and type of control they are designed for varies greatly. This paper presents a survey of execution systems with a focus on systems relevant to NASA missions.

  1. Fuel cell system logic for differentiating between rapid and normal shutdown commands

    DOEpatents

    Keskula, Donald H.; Doan, Tien M.; Clingerman, Bruce J.

    2000-01-01

    A method of controlling the operation of a fuel cell system wherein each shutdown command for the system is subjected to decision logic which determines whether the command should be a normal shutdown command or rapid shutdown command. If the logic determines that the shutdown command should be a normal shutdown command, then the system is shutdown in a normal step-by-step process in which the hydrogen stream is consumed within the system. If the logic determines that the shutdown command should be a rapid shutdown command, the hydrogen stream is removed from the system either by dumping to atmosphere or routing to storage.

  2. Expert Systems and Command, Control, and Communication System Acquisition

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-03-01

    Systems and Command, Control, and Communicaton System Acquisition 12 Personal Author(s) James E. Minnema 13a Type of Report 13b Time Covered 14 Date...no]. ttcr-9: msg-ques2-tt =[’’,nl]. ttcr-3: question(ques3-tt)=’Is the transition plan only required in the contract and is not viewed as a corporate ...Transition plan may be limited in scope. ESCAPES: Review and approve transition plan at corporate level. BENEFITS: Corporate resources will be available to

  3. Integrated command, control, communications and computation system functional architecture

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cooley, C. G.; Gilbert, L. E.

    1981-01-01

    The functional architecture for an integrated command, control, communications, and computation system applicable to the command and control portion of the NASA End-to-End Data. System is described including the downlink data processing and analysis functions required to support the uplink processes. The functional architecture is composed of four elements: (1) the functional hierarchy which provides the decomposition and allocation of the command and control functions to the system elements; (2) the key system features which summarize the major system capabilities; (3) the operational activity threads which illustrate the interrelationahip between the system elements; and (4) the interfaces which illustrate those elements that originate or generate data and those elements that use the data. The interfaces also provide a description of the data and the data utilization and access techniques.

  4. Adjustable impedance, force feedback and command language aids for telerobotics (parts 1-4 of an 8-part MIT progress report)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sheridan, Thomas B.; Raju, G. Jagganath; Buzan, Forrest T.; Yared, Wael; Park, Jong

    1989-01-01

    Projects recently completed or in progress at MIT Man-Machine Systems Laboratory are summarized. (1) A 2-part impedance network model of a single degree of freedom remote manipulation system is presented in which a human operator at the master port interacts with a task object at the slave port in a remote location is presented. (2) The extension of the predictor concept to include force feedback and dynamic modeling of the manipulator and the environment is addressed. (3) A system was constructed to infer intent from the operator's commands and the teleoperation context, and generalize this information to interpret future commands. (4) A command language system is being designed that is robust, easy to learn, and has more natural man-machine communication. A general telerobot problem selected as an important command language context is finding a collision-free path for a robot.

  5. Satellite Telemetry and Command using Big LEO Mobile Telecommunications Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huegel, Fred

    1998-01-01

    Various issues associated with satellite telemetry and command using Big LEO mobile telecommunications systems are presented in viewgraph form. Specific topics include: 1) Commercial Satellite system overviews: Globalstar, ICO, and Iridium; 2) System capabilities and cost reduction; 3) Satellite constellations and contact limitations; 4) Capabilities of Globalstar, ICO and Iridium with emphasis on Globalstar; and 5) Flight transceiver issues and security.

  6. Tactical Command and Control in the Combined Arms Battalion Task Force,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-03-08

    and the emerging technology O.’ 0. relevant to the battalion. It includes a description *.. of possible improvements identified during battal ion...initative for victory in battle. Technological advances to assemble data for the commander must not cause central ized control to be routine. 30 6...specific functions of each BFA. Special emphasis is 18 1% ’Paw 0L 0-" given to future technological developments affecting the heavy battalion task force

  7. Strategic Planning Within Air Force Materiel Command: A Focus on External Stakeholders’ Involvement

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-09-01

    158). Patton states: Basic and applied researchers publish in scholarly journals, where their audience is other researchers who will judge their...decision. This issue will be further adressed in Chapter V, Conclusions and Recommendations. Unlike civilian industry, AFMC does not have established...are present in Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) programs which specifically address their customers, or external stakeholders. The target population

  8. Designed to Win: An Agile Approach to Air Force Command and Control of Cyberspace

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-01

    and Thermonuclear War (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1998). 76 Michael Sheehan, The International Politics of Space : No Final Frontier...THE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES FOR COMPLETION OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES AIR...current Air Force command and control approach for air, space , and cyberspace and demonstrates through a scenario how the different elements interact

  9. Airpower in Hybrid War: Ethical Implications for the Joint Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-15

    an ever enticing means to achieve the nation’s political objectives. Applying airpower to hybrid war raises unique ethical considerations for the...Airpower 3 Hierarchical Ethics in Applying Airpower to Hybrid War 5 Double Intent—A Consideration in Proportionality 8...hybrid war raises unique ethical considerations for the Joint Force Commander (JFC). In this essay, the author introduces the nuances of hybrid war, the

  10. Analysis, design, and testing of a low cost, direct force command linear proof mass actuator for structural control

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Slater, G. L.; Shelley, Stuart; Jacobson, Mark

    1993-01-01

    In this paper, the design, analysis, and test of a low cost, linear proof mass actuator for vibration control is presented. The actuator is based on a linear induction coil from a large computer disk drive. Such disk drives are readily available and provide the linear actuator, current feedback amplifier, and power supply for a highly effective, yet inexpensive, experimental laboratory actuator. The device is implemented as a force command input system, and the performance is virtually the same as other, more sophisticated, linear proof mass systems.

  11. Control of Mobility Air Forces: Should the Director of Mobility Forces Command?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-06-01

    but it is definitely not an operational cure -all. 29 Tunner, 174-175. 30 Tunner, 171. 17 31...42 Roger G. Miller, 103-105. 21 command relationship. While Vittles was a success it was not without its problems. The operational hiccups

  12. Standard operating procedure for air quality stationary source management at Air Force installations in the Air Force Materiel Command

    SciTech Connect

    Powell, C.M.; Ryckman, S.J.

    1997-12-31

    To sustain compliance and avoid future enforcement actions associated with air quality stationary sources and to provide installation commanders with a certification process for Title V permitting, and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Stationary Source Management has been developed. The SOP consists of two major sections: Stationary Source Planning and Administration, and Stationary Source Operations These two main sections are further subdivided into twelve subsections which delineate requirements (e.g. maintaining inventories, applying for and maintaining permits, keeping records, reporting and certifying compliance) and assign ownership of processes and responsibilities (e.g. appointing a manager/alternate for each identified stationary air source). In addition, the SOP suggests training that should be provided from operator to commander levels to ensure that all personnel involved with a stationary air source are aware of their responsibilities. Implementation of the SOP should provide for the essential control necessary for installation commanders to eliminate stationary air source non-compliance and to certify compliance in accordance with the Title V Operating Permit requirements. This paper will discuss: the background and purpose for the SOPs content, the twelve subsections of the SOP, the success of implementation at various installations, the relevance or the recommended training, the success of negotiating with various labor unions for SOP implementation and the success of the SOP in reference to its intended purpose.

  13. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center

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    2012-08-08

    Manufacturing (food, textile, apparel , leather)   61 - Educational Services 3 #1 PRIORITY = Operating Forces Support …while ensuring...while ensuring Joint Base Success Our Customers What We Procure   33 - Manufacturing (metals, machinery, computer, electronics...industrial equipment)   51 - Information   32 - Manufacturing (paper, printing, petroleum, coal, chemical, plastics, rubber, non-metallic mineral

  14. Expansion or Marginalization: How Effects-Based Organization Could Determine the Future of Air Force Space Command

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    2008-07-01

    be protected and controlled) levels of war. . . . The second doctrinal * Johannes Kepler (57–630) was the first to describe mathematically the...FUTURE OF AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Domain versus Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Kepler Only...command could be with the appropriate effects-based focus, mediocre is an appropriate description. Kepler Only One concrete example of the command’s

  15. VHF command system study. [spectral analysis of GSFC VHF-PSK and VHF-FSK Command Systems

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    Gee, T. H.; Geist, J. M.

    1973-01-01

    Solutions are provided to specific problems arising in the GSFC VHF-PSK and VHF-FSK Command Systems in support of establishment and maintenance of Data Systems Standards. Signal structures which incorporate transmission on the uplink of a clock along with the PSK or FSK data are considered. Strategies are developed for allocating power between the clock and data, and spectral analyses are performed. Bit error probability and other probabilities pertinent to correct transmission of command messages are calculated. Biphase PCM/PM and PCM/FM are considered as candidate modulation techniques on the telemetry downlink, with application to command verification. Comparative performance of PCM/PM and PSK systems is given special attention, including implementation considerations. Gain in bit error performance due to coding is also considered.

  16. Man-portable command, communication, and control systems for the next generation of unmanned field systems

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    Jacobus, Charles J.; Mitchell, Brian T.; Jacobus, Heidi N.; Watts, Russell C.; Taylor, Mark J.; Salazar, Alfonso

    1993-05-01

    New generations of military unmanned systems on the ground, at sea, and in the air will be driven by man-portable command units. In past efforts we implemented several prototypes of such units which provided display and capture of up to four video input channels, provided 4 color LCD screens and a larger status display LCD screen, provided drive input through two joysticks, and, through software, supported a flexible 'virtual' driver's interface. We have also performed additional trade analysis of prototype systems incorporating force feedback and extensive image-oriented processing facilities applied to man-controlled robotic control systems. This prior work has resulted in a database of practical design guidelines and a new generation of hardened compact robotic command center which is being designed and built to provide more advanced video capture, display, and interfacing features, supercomputer level computational performance, and ergonomic features for hard field use. In this paper we will summarize some past work and will project current performance to features likely to be common across most unmanned systems command, control, and communications subsystems of the near future.

  17. United States Special Operations Command: Blue Force Tracking Support for Special Operations Forces

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    2009-04-01

    and ability to command and control deployed SOF. The initial fielding of SOF BFT transmitters involved the Grenadier Brat, which was developed 11...The MTX is essentially a miniaturized, hand-held variant of the Grenadier Brat made by General Dynamics Corporation. The MTX quickly became the...understanding necessary to interpret the COP for decision making purposes. Additionally the grenadier Brats and MTX devices being distributed to

  18. Extension to distributed annotation system: Summary and summaryplot commands.

    PubMed

    Chrysostomou, Charalambos; Brookes, Anthony J

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies provided an effective way to generate data from entire genomes and test variants from thousands of individuals. The information acquired from analysing the data generated from high-throughput sequencing technologies provided useful insights into applications like whole-exome sequencing and targeted sequencing to discover the genetic cause of complex diseases and drug responses. The Distributed Annotation System (DAS) is one of the proposed solution developed to share and unify biological data from multiple local and remote DAS annotation servers. The researchers can use DAS to request data from federated or centralised databases and integrate them into a unified view. Furthermore, with the use of Reference DAS servers, structural and sequence data can be used to accompany annotation data, for the pursue of new knowledge for a particular feature or region. In this paper, two additional commands, summary and summary-plot commands, to the existing DAS protocol are proposed and implemented. The proposed commands were created in order to give the users the capabilities to request a summary of features for a particular region of interest. The summary command was created in order to extend the capabilities of the current DAS protocol, while the summaryplot command was created to provide a more user-friendly alternative to standard XML DAS responses. Finally, three examples are presented based on the GENCODE annotation data.

  19. Sensor-knowledge-command fusion paradigm for man/machine systems

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    Lee, Sukhan; Schenker, Paul S.; Park, Jun

    1991-01-01

    Sensing-knowledge-command (SKC) fusion is presented as a fundamental paradigm of implementing cooperative control for an advanced man-machine system. SKC fusion operates on the 'SKC fusion network,' which represents the connection between sensor data to commands through knowledge. Sensing, knowledge, and command of a human and a machine are tapped into the network to provide inputs, or stimuli, to the network. Such stimuli automatically invoke an SKC fusion process and generate a fused output for cooperative control. Once invoked by stimuli, the SKC fusion process forces the network to converge to a new equilibrium state through the network dynamics composed of data fusion, feature transformation, and constraint propagation. The SKC fusion process thus integrates redundant information, maintains network consistency, identifies faulty data and concepts, and specifies those concepts to be strengthened through sensor planning.

  20. Human Factors in Command-and-Control System Procurement,

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    1985-12-01

    actual system C31 : command-control-communication-and-intelligence system CAFES : Computer Aided Function Allocation and Evaluation System CONCON...design cycle progresses DQM : Decision Quality Matric DT&E : developmental testing and evaluation Heuristics : strategies or ’rules of thumb’ HFE...stages of system design. One consideration was that it might be possible to supply the Service Staff Officer on a procurement project with a presentation

  1. F-111 Wing Commander: A Mprolog Expert System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

    MPROLOG is used to implement the expert system discussed in this paper. A description of the expert system , a F-111 Wing Commander Consultant , and its implementation, starting with the knowledge acquisition and design phases, are discussed in part 2. The problems encountered developing the expert system and problems due to MPROLOG are also presented. Finally, an evaluation of MPROLOG as an expert system development tool will make up part 3.

  2. Implementing the incident command system in the healthcare setting.

    PubMed

    Huser, T J

    The author discusses a new requirement in NFPA 99 for healthcare facilities--the implementation of an Incident Command System in the event of a disaster. He offers suggestions on how facilities can change their disaster plans to meet this new standard.

  3. Single-channel digital command-detection system

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    Carl, C. C.; Couvillon, L. A.; Goldstein, R. M.; Posner, E. C.; Green, R. R.

    1973-01-01

    System, fabricated of highly-reliable digital logic elements, operates on binary pulse-code-modulated signals and derives internal synchronization from data signal. All-digital implementation of detector develops synchronization from data signal by computer cross-correlation of command modulation signal with its expected forms in sequence and adjusts detector phases in accordance with correlation peaks.

  4. A Friendly Command, Control, and Information System for Astronomy

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    McGraw, John T.; Duric, Nebojsa; Sjulin, Michael; Slezak, Scott; Westpfahl, David

    Virtually real user interfaces and device independent communications systems provide a robust, secure and efficient means for remote control of telescopes, data transfer, and interaction among personnel at distant sites. A variety of techniques has been implemented for remote operation of telescopes. This paper describes a new system incorporating secured, compacted, simultaneous information transfer of multiple data types, robust command structure and a user interface which pre-tests commands for security. Testing is accomplished by manipulating and displaying planned allowable motions using a virtual telescope and instrument before real hardware executes the desired motions. Embedded in this system is the ability to create efficient interfaces for all classes of users, data and system security, error correction and multiple forms of data compression. The system results from a merger of a military command and control system and a control system for robots operating in hazardous environments. Both systems were developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The merged system is proposed to enable elementary school children to access remotely operable telescopes and other assets of the LodeStar Project, which provides science education and research capability throughout New Mexico. The definition and constraints on the system are appropriate for its use by the professional astronomical community, as well, perhaps as a standard control and communications system supported, in part, within the national laboratories. In this paper we discuss implementation of the prototype system, its features, and its constraints, particularly with respect to bandwidth limitations.

  5. Control Reconfiguration of Command and Control Systems

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    2007-01-01

    FOR THE DIRECTOR: /s/ /s/ TIMOTHY E. BUSCH JAMES W. CUSACK , Chief Work Unit Manager Information Systems Division...Information Systems 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON Timothy E. Busch a. REPORT U b. ABSTRACT U c. THIS PAGE U 17...with Arena [49] that supported the preliminary study [44] of the database unit shown in Figure 6.1. N. Eva Wu also thanks Dr. Timothy Busch at the

  6. Spaceport Command and Control System User Interface Testing

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    Huesman, Jacob

    2016-01-01

    The Spaceport Command and Control System will be the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's newest system for launching commercial and government owned spacecraft. It's a large system with many parts all in need of testing. To improve upon testing already done by NASA engineers, the Engineering Directorate, Electrical Division (NE-E) of Kennedy Space Center has hired a group of interns each of the last few semesters to develop novel ways of improving the testing process.

  7. Incident Command Systems: Because Life Happens

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    Isaac, Gayle; Moore, Brian

    2011-01-01

    Preparing for every possible contingency seems daunting, but with teamwork and some help from the government, it's almost do-able. There is a great system out there that will help business professionals and educators develop a strong, effective emergency preparedness plan. If they haven't done a good job of implementing a solid emergency response…

  8. Challenges Facing Military Organizational Cultural Reform: A study of the 2004 Air Force Materiel Command Reorganization

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-03-01

    organizational cultures (Shafritz and Ott, 2001). Increased competition in global markets has forced the U.S. industry to take a new look at the way...the Commander, presented a briefing on study results regarding the resizing of headquarters based on ratios found in industry of supervisors-to...Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate Degree Doctorat e Other .6% 6.3% 2.5% 24.5% 55.3% 6.9% 3.7% Table 14: Time in

  9. Advanced Command Destruct System (ACDS) Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS)

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    Tow, David K.

    2011-01-01

    This presentation provides information on the development, integration, and operational usage of the Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS) at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Air Force Flight Test Center. The presentation will describe the efforts completed to certify the system and acquire approval for operational usage, the efforts to integrate the system into the NASA Dryden existing flight termination infrastructure, and the operational support of aircraft with EFTS at Edwards AFB.

  10. Spaceport Command and Control System Software Development

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    Kessluk, Jonathan

    2017-01-01

    During the course of this internship, software was developed to ensure the efficient management and allocation of an employee to an area of their expertise or experience that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. This directly affects any future missions prescribed to the SLS by allowing management to easily see where employees can be re-allocated to different mission specific projects or assist a project that may be lacking in a specific field. This software is intended to provide proof of NASA's diligence and deliberation in hiring new employees and in providing training and guidance to employees who may have fallen short of expectations. Allowing management to more easily statistically track and monitor the supply and demand of employees with specific experience will help introduce a beneficial culture where employees are given the ability to grow and hone skills which might otherwise atrophy over time. With this new system in place, NASA can prove the employees they hire and already have are exemplary and will remain exemplary to serve the nation as a whole.

  11. Re-engineering the Multimission Command System at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    Alexander, Scott; Biesiadecki, Jeff; Cox, Nagin; Murphy, Susan C.; Reeve, Tim

    1994-01-01

    The Operations Engineering Lab (OEL) at JPL has developed the multimission command system as part of JPL's Advanced Multimission Operations System. The command system provides an advanced multimission environment for secure, concurrent commanding of multiple spacecraft. The command functions include real-time command generation, command translation and radiation, status reporting, some remote control of Deep Space Network antenna functions, and command file management. The mission-independent architecture has allowed easy adaptation to new flight projects and the system currently supports all JPL planetary missions (Voyager, Galileo, Magellan, Ulysses, Mars Pathfinder, and CASSINI). This paper will discuss the design and implementation of the command software, especially trade-offs and lessons learned from practical operational use. The lessons learned have resulted in a re-engineering of the command system, especially in its user interface and new automation capabilities. The redesign has allowed streamlining of command operations with significant improvements in productivity and ease of use. In addition, the new system has provided a command capability that works equally well for real-time operations and within a spacecraft testbed. This paper will also discuss new development work including a multimission command database toolkit, a universal command translator for sequencing and real-time commands, and incorporation of telecommand capabilities for new missions.

  12. Re-engineering the Multimission Command System at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alexander, Scott; Biesiadecki, Jeff; Cox, Nagin; Murphy, Susan C.; Reeve, Tim

    1994-11-01

    The Operations Engineering Lab (OEL) at JPL has developed the multimission command system as part of JPL's Advanced Multimission Operations System. The command system provides an advanced multimission environment for secure, concurrent commanding of multiple spacecraft. The command functions include real-time command generation, command translation and radiation, status reporting, some remote control of Deep Space Network antenna functions, and command file management. The mission-independent architecture has allowed easy adaptation to new flight projects and the system currently supports all JPL planetary missions (Voyager, Galileo, Magellan, Ulysses, Mars Pathfinder, and CASSINI). This paper will discuss the design and implementation of the command software, especially trade-offs and lessons learned from practical operational use. The lessons learned have resulted in a re-engineering of the command system, especially in its user interface and new automation capabilities. The redesign has allowed streamlining of command operations with significant improvements in productivity and ease of use. In addition, the new system has provided a command capability that works equally well for real-time operations and within a spacecraft testbed. This paper will also discuss new development work including a multimission command database toolkit, a universal command translator for sequencing and real-time commands, and incorporation of telecommand capabilities for new missions.

  13. Command Control and Communications System Evaluation of DoD.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-06-01

    communications system, or an organizational procedure. For Dr. Gerald Dinneen , former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Communications, Command, Control, and...1 June 1978. 84. Sherman, Michael E., "A Single Service for Canada", Adelphi Papers, Vol. 39, p. 2, July 1967. 85. Ibid., p. 3. 86. Ibid., p. 3. 87... Michael E., "A Single Service for Canada", Adelphi Papers, Vol. 39, p. 7, July 1967. 91. Defense and Foreign Affairs Handbook, p. 96, Copley and

  14. Tone based command system for reception of very weak signals

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    Bokulic, Robert Steven (Inventor); Jensen, James Robert (Inventor)

    2006-01-01

    This disclosure presents a communication receiver system for spacecraft that includes an open loop receiver adapted to receive a communication signal. An ultrastable oscillator (USO) and a tone detector are connected to the open loop receiver. The open loop receiver translates the communication signal to an intermediate frequency signal using a highly stable reference frequency from the USO. The tone detector extracts commands from the communication signal by evaluating the difference between tones of the communication signal.

  15. Training and Familiarization with the Battle Command Sustainment Support System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-11

    Management Information Systems TCM Training and Doctrine Capabilities Manager TIL Tracked Items List TSC Theater Support Command UTO Unit Task...accurate real time commodity information. Unit Task Organization The Unit Task Organization ( UTO ) feature of the LRT ensures generated reports which...include data for specific units. Specifically the LRT facilitates the modification or creation of additional UTOs , a powerful capability in today‟s

  16. Intra-theater Air Mobility and Theater Distribution for the Joint Force Commander: Is the United States Central Command Model the Best

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-01

    that the CENTCOM model need not be universally applicable to other geographic commands in order to have an effective intra-theater air mobility ...and differences. The author demonstrated the universal applicability of CENTCOM‟s intra-theater air mobility and theater distribution model to other...AU/SAASS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES AIR UNIVERSITY INTRA-THEATER AIR MOBILITY AND THEATER DISTRIBUTION FOR THE JOINT FORCE

  17. The Mobil Integrated C{sup 3} (command control and communications) and Security System

    SciTech Connect

    Eras, A.; Brown, R.D.

    1993-06-15

    The current political and economic situations suggest that significant reductions of nuclear forces outside the US will continue. This implies that in times of crisis the rapid deployment of nuclear weapons into a theater may be required. This paper describes a proposed Mobile Integrated C{sup 3} and Security System (MICSS). The MICSS, together with associated personnel, could satisfy the command and control and security requirements of a deployed nuclear operation. Rapid deployment poses unique nuclear weapon surety difficulties that must be overcome for the operation to be effective and survivable. The MICSS must be portable, reliable, limited in size, and easily emplaced to facilitate movement, reduce the possibility of detection, and minimize manpower requirements. The MICSS will be based on existing technology. Sandia has designed prototype mobile command centers for the military. These command centers are based on an approach that stresses modularity, standards, and the use of an open architecture. Radio, telephone, satellite communications, communication security, and global positioning system equipment has been successfully integrated into the command centers. Sandia is also supporting the development of portable security systems for the military. These systems are rapidly deployable and mission flexible and are capable of intrusion detection, area and alarm display, night assessment, and wireless sensor communications. This paper is organized as follows: Background information about the prototype mobile command centers will be presented first. Background information about portable security systems concepts will then be given. Next, an integrated communications and security system will be presented, and finally, the design and status of a prototype MICSS will be described.

  18. Information Management for an Automated Battlefield Command and Control System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-05-01

    information management concepts and procedures for automated battlefield command and control (ABCC) systems. ARI research Report 1248 (AD-A107 297) describes considerations in and procedures for the management of contemporary ABCC systems. ARI Technical Report 458 (AD- A107 329) presents an analysis of procedures for the extraction, summarization and presentation of critical information. ARI Research Note 80-12 (AD-A092 205) describes an analysis of information flow in the Tactical Operations System (TOS), an example ABCC system. ARI Research Note 80-13 (AD-A092 206)

  19. Pilot Non-Conformance to Alerting System Commands

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    Pritchett, Amy R.; Hansman, R. John

    1997-01-01

    Instances of pilot non-conformance to alerting system commands have been identified in previous studies. Pilot non-conformance changes the final behavior of the system, and therefore may reduce actual performance from that anticipated. A simulator study has examined pilot non-conformance, using the task of collision avoidance during closely spaced parallel approaches as a case study. Consonance between the display and the alerting system was found to significantly improve subject agreement with automatic alerts. Based on these results, a more general discussion of the factors involved in pilot conformance is given, and design guidelines for alerting systems are given.

  20. A Heuristic Approach to Determining Cargo Flow and Scheduling for Air Mobility Command’s Channel Cargo System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-03-01

    COMMAND’S CHANNEL CARGO SYSTEM THESIS Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Engineering of the Air Force Institute of Technology Air...can take up to four days to complete. This two-phase process has also been used for other 4 applications , such as special studies of proposed...modifications to the channel system (Del Rosario, 1993:6). 1.3 Previoe AFiT Research The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFMIT has conducted several research

  1. Canadian Air Force Leadership and Command: Implications for the Human Dimension of Expeditionary Air Force Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-11-01

    quartiers généraux, comme lors d’opérations expéditionnaires ou de grande envergure. Bien que la structure organisationnelle de la Force aérienne durant...cette période se soit transformée avec le temps, elle reflétait presque toujours des principes organisationnels solides et reconnaissait la distinction...aérienne. Ce chapitre souligne l’ironie de la situation : même si les principes organisationnels généraux et certaines mesures organisationnelles bien

  2. Assessment of the Air Force Materiel Command Reorganization: Report for Congress

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-01

    education, personnel, facilities, and policy DT&E developmental test and evaluation ESC Electronic Systems Center FDE Force Development Evaluation FOA...Live Fire Test and Evaluation; IOT&E = Initial Operational Test and Evaluation; FOT&E = Follow-on Test and Evaluation; FDE = Force Development...conducting Force Development Evaluation ( FDE ). FDEs constitute a broad range of MAJCOM-led operational testing including traditional system-level

  3. Defense Headquarters: Geographic Combatant Commands Rely on Subordinate Commands for Mission Management and Execution

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-30

    European Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command. In March 2015, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services...combatant commands (U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command) and their... Pacific Command includes four service component commands, three subordinate unified commands, and a joint task force. The joint task forces in the

  4. A Balanced Approach: Thoughts for the Adoption of Mission Command by the Joint Force

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-05-20

    Mission Command.” Defence Studies 3, no. 3 (November 2003): 121, Military and Government Collection, EBSCOhost . 4 Dempsey, “Mission Command White...Quarterly no. 68 (2013 1 st Quarter 2013): 32, Military and Government Collection, EBSCOhost 8 U.S. Army, Mission Command: Command and Control of Army...operations center." Army Communicator 36, no. 3 (Fall2011 2011): 14-19. Military & Government Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed 21 March 2013

  5. Spaceport Command and Control System Automated Verification Software Development

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    Backus, Michael W.

    2017-01-01

    For as long as we have walked the Earth, humans have always been explorers. We have visited our nearest celestial body and sent Voyager 1 beyond our solar system1 out into interstellar space. Now it is finally time for us to step beyond our home and onto another planet. The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) is being developed along with the Space Launch System (SLS) to take us on a journey further than ever attempted. Within SCCS are separate subsystems and system level software, each of which have to be tested and verified. Testing is a long and tedious process, so automating it will be much more efficient and also helps to remove the possibility of human error from mission operations. I was part of a team of interns and full-time engineers who automated tests for the requirements on SCCS, and with that was able to help verify that the software systems are performing as expected.

  6. Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Assessment, U.S. Air Force, Military Airlift Command. Repair and Extension of Taxiways A, AA, and E, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-08-01

    Kirtland Air Force Base New MexicoU I I Prepared for I Department of the Air Force Headquarters Military Airlift Command Scott Air Force Base, Illinois...Mariah Associates (1988), and USAF (ND). Birds are the most commonly reported wildlife in the area. Common species include the horned lark (Eremophila...already exclude all but the few species fully adapted to urban environments. These include several rodent and bird species which tolerate the noise and

  7. Command and Control of Joint Air Operations through Mission Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-01

    trust.”14 Such trust is mandatory for leading and executing in today’s complex global and geographically dispersed environments. To the joint force...those tactical-level commanders in the control and reporting center (CRC), Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Marine air command and control

  8. Central Command Architecture for High Order Autonomous Unmanned Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bieber, Chad Michael

    This dissertation describes a High-Order Central Command (HOCC) architecture and presents a flight demonstration where a single user coordinates 4 unmanned fixed-wing aircraft. HOCC decouples the user from control of individual vehicles, eliminating human limits on the size of the system, and uses a non-iterative sequence of algorithms that permit easy estimation of how computational complexity scales. The Hungarian algorithm used to solve a min-sum assignment with a one-task planning horizon becomes the limiting complexity, scaling at O(x3) where x is the larger number of vehicles or tasks in the assignment. This method is shown to have a unique property of creating non-intersecting routes which is used to drastically reduce the computational cost of deconflicting planned routes. Results from several demonstration flights are presented where a single user commands a system of 4 fixed-wing aircraft. The results confirm that autonomous flight of a large number of UAVs is a bona fide engineering sub-discipline, which is expected to be of interest to engineers who will find its utility in the aviation industry and in other emerging markets.

  9. Preshaping command inputs to reduce telerobotic system oscillations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Singer, Neil C.; Seering, Warren P.

    1989-01-01

    The results of using a new technique for shaping inputs to a model of the space shuttle Remote Manipulator System (RMS) are presented. The shapes inputs move the system to the same location that was originally commanded, however, the oscillations of the machine are considerably reduced. An overview of the new shaping method is presented. A description of RMS model is provided. The problem of slow joint servo rates on the RMS is accommodated with an extension of the shaping method. The results and sample data are also presented for both joint and three-dimensional cartesian motions. The results demonstrate that the new shaping method performs well on large, telerobotic systems which exhibit significant structural vibration. The new method is shown to also result in considerable energy savings during operations of the RMS manipulator.

  10. AU-2 Guidelines for Command: A Handbook on the Leadership of People for Air Force Commanders and Supervisors

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-09-01

    Supervisor; Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program; and Medical Urine Testing Program Monitor OCR: Staff Judge Advocate...generally apply when a military member tests for drugs : 1. One of the three methods above is used. 2. Urine samples are collected, stored, shipped, and...87 Financial Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  11. Application of the Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure to a Strategic Defense Initiative Command and Control System.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-03-01

    evaluating the effectiveness of command and control systems. It has also provided: [Ref. 4: p. 1161 (a) A systems theory approach to an integrated viev of...aoppcabie) Sc AODRESS(Ciry, State, and ZIP Code) 10 SOURCE OF FUNDING NUMBERS PROGRAM PROJECT TAS( IWORK JNIT ELEMENT NO NO NO IACCESSION NO I1 TITLE...22 3. Module 3: C2 Process .............................. 23 4. Module 4: Integration of System Elements and Functions

  12. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force....

  13. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force....

  14. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force....

  15. Man/terminal interaction evaluation of computer operating system command and control service concepts. [in Spacelab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dodson, D. W.; Shields, N. L., Jr.

    1978-01-01

    The Experiment Computer Operating System (ECOS) of the Spacelab will allow the onboard Payload Specialist to command experiment devices and display information relative to the performance of experiments. Three candidate ECOS command and control service concepts were reviewed and laboratory data on operator performance was taken for each concept. The command and control service concepts evaluated included a dedicated operator's menu display from which all command inputs were issued, a dedicated command key concept with which command inputs could be issued from any display, and a multi-display concept in which command inputs were issued from several dedicated function displays. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed in terms of training, operational errors, task performance time, and subjective comments of system operators.

  16. Man/terminal interaction evaluation of computer operating system command and control service concepts. [in Spacelab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dodson, D. W.; Shields, N. L., Jr.

    1978-01-01

    The Experiment Computer Operating System (ECOS) of the Spacelab will allow the onboard Payload Specialist to command experiment devices and display information relative to the performance of experiments. Three candidate ECOS command and control service concepts were reviewed and laboratory data on operator performance was taken for each concept. The command and control service concepts evaluated included a dedicated operator's menu display from which all command inputs were issued, a dedicated command key concept with which command inputs could be issued from any display, and a multi-display concept in which command inputs were issued from several dedicated function displays. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed in terms of training, operational errors, task performance time, and subjective comments of system operators.

  17. An emergency command recognizer for voiced system control

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wetterlind, P.; Johnston, Waymon L.

    1987-10-01

    An algorithm for accepting speaker-independent voiced input, aimed especially at accommodating emergency acoustic commands, is described. The algorithm is directed toward correctly identifying commands from speaker-independent acoustic input using machine recognition of common, standarized phonemic input, using these recognized sounds to reconstruct entire words and phrases. Speaker-dependent phonemes are not used during the command reconstruction process, so that speaker idiosyncracies are accommodated. Machine recognition extends to voice pitch and emotional tension characteristics.

  18. Organizational Systems Theory and Command and Control Concepts

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-03-01

    controlled assembly line is instead carefully crafted by artist-mechanics who loosely follow schedules and procedures to create a one-of-a-kind machine...history illustrates how some armies planned and executed operations to the smallest detail (Detailed Command) while other armies allowed commanders...Mission Command. Studying C2 concepts in history illustrates how some armies planned and executed operations to the smallest detail (Detailed

  19. The Battle Command Sustainment Support System: The Army’s Command and Control System for Logistics

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-05-21

    a different system to fill the void. Tapestry Industries of San Diego, CA developed the Joint Deployment Logistics Model (JDLM) for Army simulation...strategic to the tactical level and all on a graphic display the operator can modify to meet the commander’s specific requirements. The...electronically uploaded into computer databases such as the Global Transportation Network ( GTN ), the BCS3 can track those shipments projecting and

  20. Development of the Macro Command Editing Executive System for Factory Workers-Oriented Programless Visual Inspection System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anezaki, Takashi; Wakitani, Kouichi; Nakamura, Masatoshi; Kubo, Hiroyasu

    Because visual inspection systems are difficult to tune, they create many problems for the kaizen process. This results in increased development costs and time to assure that the inspection systems function properly. In order to improve inspection system development, we designed an easy-tuning system called a “Program-less” visual inspection system. The ROI macro command which consisted of eight kinds of shape recognition macro commands and decision, operation, control commands was built. Furthermore, the macro command editing executive system was developed by the operation of only the GUI without editing source program. The validity of the ROI macro command was proved by the application of 488 places.

  1. Spaceport Command and Control System - Support Software Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tremblay, Shayne

    2016-01-01

    The Information Architecture Support (IAS) Team, the component of the Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) that is in charge of all the pre-runtime data, was in need of some report features to be added to their internal web application, Information Architecture (IA). Development of these reports is crucial for the speed and productivity of the development team, as they are needed to quickly and efficiently make specific and complicated data requests against the massive IA database. These reports were being put on the back burner, as other development of IA was prioritized over them, but the need for them resulted in internships being created to fill this need. The creation of these reports required learning Ruby on Rails development, along with related web technologies, and they will continue to serve IAS and other support software teams and their IA data needs.

  2. Air compliance through pollution prevention at Air Force Materiel Command facilities.

    SciTech Connect

    Kolpa, R.; Ryckman, S.J. Jr.; Smith, A.E.

    1999-03-19

    Options for air compliance through pollution prevention (P2) have been identified at 14 facilities of the US Air Force Materiel Command, ranging from depots with significant light industrial activity to laboratories. Previous P2 efforts concentrated on reducing hazardous and solid wastes, with any reduction in air impacts generally being a collateral benefit. This work focused on reducing air emissions and air compliance vulnerabilities. P2 options were identified in three stages. First, potentially applicable P2 options were identified from Internet and published information. Attention was given to identifying the types of sources to which an option could be applied, the option's state of development, and constraints that could limit its application. Traditional P2 options involving technology or equipment changes and material substitution were considered. In addition, newer approaches based on administrative ''controls'' were considered. These included inserting P2 into operating permits in exchange for administrative relief, privatization, derating boilers, and reducing an installation's potential to emit and compliance vulnerability by separating sources not under the Air Force's ''common control.'' Next, criteria and toxic emissions inventories by source category were prepared from inventory data supplied by facilities. The major problems at this stage were differences in the levels of detail provided by facilities and in the categories used by different installations. Emitting categories were matched to P2 option categories to identify candidate options. Candidates were screened to account for local regulations and technical information about sources in the inventories. When possible, emission reductions were estimated to help facility personnel prioritize options. Some options identified are being actively pursued by facilities to determine their site-specific feasibility. Although much work has been done to implement material substitution programs, this

  3. Software Development With Application Generators: The Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System Case

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-09-01

    Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) prototyping development effort, the critical success factors required to implement prototyping with application generators in other areas of DoD.

  4. Force Modulator System

    SciTech Connect

    Redmond Clark

    2009-04-30

    Many metal parts manufacturers use large metal presses to shape sheet metal into finished products like car body parts, jet wing and fuselage surfaces, etc. These metal presses take sheet metal and - with enormous force - reshape the metal into a fully formed part in a manner of seconds. Although highly efficient, the forces involved in forming metal parts also damage the press itself, limit the metals used in part production, slow press operations and, when not properly controlled, cause the manufacture of large volumes of defective metal parts. To date, the metal-forming industry has not been able to develop a metal-holding technology that allows full control of press forces during the part forming process. This is of particular importance in the automotive lightweighting efforts under way in the US automotive manufacturing marketplace. Metalforming Controls Technology Inc. (MC2) has developed a patented press control system called the Force Modulator that has the ability to control these press forces, allowing a breakthrough in stamping process control. The technology includes a series of hydraulic cylinders that provide controlled tonnage at all points in the forming process. At the same time, the unique cylinder design allows for the generation of very high levels of clamping forces (very high tonnages) in very small spaces; a requirement for forming medium and large panels out of HSS and AHSS. Successful production application of these systems testing at multiple stamping operations - including Ford and Chrysler - has validated the capabilities and economic benefits of the system. Although this technology has been adopted in a number of stamping operations, one of the primary barriers to faster adoption and application of this technology in HSS projects is system cost. The cost issue has surfaced because the systems currently in use are built for each individual die as a custom application, thus driving higher tooling costs. This project proposed to better

  5. Information Technology Management: Global Command and Control System Joint Operation Planning and Execution System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Information Technology Management Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General April 15, 2003 AccountabilityIntegrityQuality Global Command...Dates Covered (from... to) - Title and Subtitle Information Technology Management : Global Command and Control System Joint Operation Planning and...September 7, 1999; “GCCS Strategic Plan 1999-2002,” December 27, 1999; “JOPES Strategic Plan,” April 2000; “ Information Technology Management Reform Act

  6. Integrated command, control, communication and computation system design study. Summary of tasks performed

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    A summary of tasks performed on an integrated command, control, communication, and computation system design study is given. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System command and control system study, an automated real-time operations study, and image processing work are discussed.

  7. IT Security Support for the Spaceport Command Control System Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Varise, Brian

    2014-01-01

    My job title is IT Security support for the Spaceport Command & Control System Development. As a cyber-security analyst it is my job to ensure NASA's information stays safe from cyber threats, such as, viruses, malware and denial-of-service attacks by establishing and enforcing system access controls. Security is very important in the world of technology and it is used everywhere from personal computers to giant networks ran by Government agencies worldwide. Without constant monitoring analysis, businesses, public organizations and government agencies are vulnerable to potential harmful infiltration of their computer information system. It is my responsibility to ensure authorized access by examining improper access, reporting violations, revoke access, monitor information request by new programming and recommend improvements. My department oversees the Launch Control System and networks. An audit will be conducted for the LCS based on compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). I recently finished analyzing the SANS top 20 critical controls to give cost effective recommendations on various software and hardware products for compliance. Upon my completion of this internship, I will have successfully completed my duties as well as gain knowledge that will be helpful to my career in the future as a Cyber Security Analyst.

  8. Moving base simulation evaluation of translational rate command systems for STOVL aircraft in hover

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Franklin, James A.; Stortz, Michael W.

    1996-01-01

    Using a generalized simulation model, a moving-base simulation of a lift-fan short takeoff/vertical landing fighter aircraft has been conducted on the Vertical Motion Simulator at Ames Research Center. Objectives of the experiment were to determine the influence of system bandwidth and phase delay on flying qualities for translational rate command and vertical velocity command systems. Assessments were made for precision hover control and for landings aboard an LPH type amphibious assault ship in the presence of winds and rough seas. Results obtained define the boundaries between satisfactory and adequate flying qualities for these design features for longitudinal and lateral translational rate command and for vertical velocity command.

  9. Amphibious Operations in the 21st Century: A Viable Forced-Entry Capability for The Operational Commander?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-05-14

    Strain United States Marine Corps DTIC DE02 2 1993S~A I fit CLAVI$ ¥I1•~ School of Advanced Military Studies United States Army Command and General...conflict is minimal, but the opportunities for United States ’ involvement in regional conflicts has increased in order to protect its vital interests. The...weapons to potential third world foes, calls to question the ability of the United States to conduct traditional amphibious forced-entry operations

  10. Future Air Force systems.

    PubMed

    Tremaine, S A

    1986-10-01

    Planning for the future is under way in earnest at the Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It has been statistically established that it takes from 14-16 years from the generation of a new system idea to enter into engineering development. With this unpleasing, but realistic, schedule in mind, ASD has, during the last 3 years, been initiating long-term planning projects that are pre-starts for new system ideas. They are generated from throughout the Air Force and are locally managed and funded. Through this process, which spans from 12-14 months, specific and revolutionary new ideas for the systems of the future are generated. This article addresses more than a dozen specific new ideas in work at ASD today. These ideas range from a need to replace the C-130 type aircraft after the year 2000 to planning a follow-on to the B-18 well into the 21st century. Among other specific projects are investigation into an immortal fighter intended to be free of reliability and maintenance demands for an especially long period of operation, a new training system and advanced trainer to replace the T-38, a transatmospheric vehicle that could operate in the 100,000-500,000 foot flight region (30,480-152,400 m), and a new means of defending against hostile cruise missile launchers and cruise missiles. Other ideas are also addressed. The article concludes with emphasis on systems that can operate hypersonically in and out of the known atmosphere and greater use of airbreathing propulsion systems operating between Mach 3 and Mach 6.

  11. 75 FR 11136 - Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive.... Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review Committee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:...

  12. Methods, systems and apparatus for adjusting modulation index to improve linearity of phase voltage commands

    DOEpatents

    Gallegos-Lopez, Gabriel; Perisic, Milun; Kinoshita, Michael H.

    2017-03-14

    Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, systems and apparatus for controlling operation of a multi-phase machine in a motor drive system. The disclosed embodiments provide a mechanism for adjusting modulation index of voltage commands to improve linearity of the voltage commands.

  13. Spaceport Command and Control System Support Software Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brunotte, Leonard

    2016-01-01

    The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) is a project developed and used by NASA at Kennedy Space Center in order to control and monitor the Space Launch System (SLS) at the time of its launch. One integral subteam under SCCS is the one assigned to the development of a data set building application to be used both on the launch pad and in the Launch Control Center (LCC) at the time of launch. This web application was developed in Ruby on Rails, a web framework using the Ruby object-oriented programming language, by a 15 - employee team (approx.). Because this application is such a huge undertaking with many facets and iterations, there were a few areas in which work could be more easily organized and expedited. As an intern working with this team, I was charged with the task of writing web applications that fulfilled this need, creating a virtual and highly customizable whiteboard in order to allow engineers to keep track of build iterations and their status. Additionally, I developed a knowledge capture web application wherein any engineer or contractor within SCCS could ask a question, answer an existing question, or leave a comment on any question or answer, similar to Stack Overflow.

  14. Closing the Gap: Cybersecurity for U.S. Forces and Commands

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2017-03-30

    or concern from users at all levels of command. This paper will broadly examine the cyberspace environment, U.S. cybersecurity policy, and...exploit due to a lack of knowledge, understanding, or concern from users at all levels of command. This paper will broadly examine the cyberspace...2008), 3. 6 U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Cyberspace Operations, Joint Publication 3-12(R), V. Ibid, V. 3 the human users that interact with these

  15. Force Limit System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pawlik, Ralph; Krause, David; Bremenour, Frank

    2011-01-01

    The Force Limit System (FLS) was developed to protect test specimens from inadvertent overload. The load limit value is fully adjustable by the operator and works independently of the test system control as a mechanical (non-electrical) device. When a test specimen is loaded via an electromechanical or hydraulic test system, a chance of an overload condition exists. An overload applied to a specimen could result in irreparable damage to the specimen and/or fixturing. The FLS restricts the maximum load that an actuator can apply to a test specimen. When testing limited-run test articles or using very expensive fixtures, the use of such a device is highly recommended. Test setups typically use electronic peak protection, which can be the source of overload due to malfunctioning components or the inability to react quickly enough to load spikes. The FLS works independently of the electronic overload protection.

  16. Cost-Benefit Analysis of the 2006 Air Force Materiel Command Test and Evaluation Proposal

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    range, all-altitude, air-to-air activities, including drone target engagements, electronic combat, and long-range (or antiship) air-to-surface and...areas, including operational T&E of these missile systems against drones launched from Tyndall AFB, Florida. Other T&E activities occurring over water...Force and 40-percent Army testing. Customers J-PRIMES is capable of testing multispectral moving targets GPS satellite constellation C4ISR

  17. 32 CFR Appendix E to Part 247 - DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System... OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS Pt. 247, App. E Appendix E to Part 247—DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review...

  18. 32 CFR Appendix E to Part 247 - DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System... OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS Pt. 247, App. E Appendix E to Part 247—DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine...

  19. 32 CFR Appendix E to Part 247 - DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System... OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS Pt. 247, App. E Appendix E to Part 247—DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine...

  20. 32 CFR Appendix E to Part 247 - DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System... OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS Pt. 247, App. E Appendix E to Part 247—DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine...

  1. 32 CFR Appendix E to Part 247 - DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine Review System... OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS Pt. 247, App. E Appendix E to Part 247—DoD Command Newspaper and Magazine...

  2. IT Security Support for Spaceport Command and Control System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McLain, Jeffrey

    2013-01-01

    During the fall 2013 semester, I worked at the Kennedy Space Center as an IT Security Intern in support of the Spaceport Command and Control System under the guidance of the IT Security Lead Engineer. Some of my responsibilities included assisting with security plan documentation collection, system hardware and software inventory, and malicious code and malware scanning. Throughout the semester, I had the opportunity to work on a wide range of security related projects. However, there are three projects in particular that stand out. The first project I completed was updating a large interactive spreadsheet that details the SANS Institutes Top 20 Critical Security Controls. My task was to add in all of the new commercial of the shelf (COTS) software listed on the SANS website that can be used to meet their Top 20 controls. In total, there are 153 unique security tools listed by SANS that meet one or more of their 20 controls. My second project was the creation of a database that will allow my mentor to keep track of the work done by the contractors that report to him in a more efficient manner by recording events as they occur throughout the quarter. Lastly, I expanded upon a security assessment of the Linux machines being used on center that I began last semester. To do this, I used a vulnerability and configuration tool that scans hosts remotely through the network and presents the user with an abundance of information detailing each machines configuration. The experience I gained from working on each of these projects has been invaluable, and I look forward to returning in the spring semester to continue working with the IT Security team.

  3. Apollo experience report. Guidance and control systems: Command and service module stabilization and control system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Littleton, O. P.

    1974-01-01

    The concepts, design, development, testing, and flight results of the command and service module stabilization and control system are discussed. The period of time covered was from November 1961 to December 1972. Also included are a functional description of the system, a discussion of the major problems, and recommendations for future programs.

  4. [Design and implementation of command system for emergency events of parasitic diseases].

    PubMed

    Wang, Qiang; Li, Shi-zhu; Fu, Qing; Shi, Wei-jie; Song, Wei; Ji, Lin; Peng, Zhi-xiong; Lin, Qing-shuai; Hu, Jiang-long; Zhang, Li; Qian, Ying-jun; Ruan, Yao; Lu, Yan-xin; Xiao, Ning; Xu, Xue-nian; Zhou, Xiao-nong

    2014-10-01

    Based on the requirement analysis and functional design of the command system for parasitic disease outbreaks, the system was constructed by workflow technique, function modules and technical architecture. The command system was a multi-platform system, could achieve multiple functions, such as monitoring and early warning of parasitic diseases, emergency video communication, emergency dispatcher, and emergency management. The system can meet the needs in emergency events of parasitic diseases, and increase preparedness level.

  5. Pilot Non-Conformance to Alerting System Commands

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pritchett, Amy

    1997-01-01

    This research project examined the effects of consonance between cockpit displays and alerting system as a technique to encourage pilots to conform to alerting system commands. An experiment used the task of collision avoidance during closely spaced parallel approaches as a case study, building upon previous experiments which identified instances of non-conformance and conflicts between the alerting criteria preferred by pilots, compared to that used by alerting systems. Using a workstation based, part-task simulator, each of 45 subjects completed 45 experiment runs. In each run, the subjects were told they were flying an approach. Their primary task was to keep their wings level despite turbulence through the use of a sidestick. The sidestick commands did not affect the path of the aircraft, however, so that consistent approach paths were be followed. Their secondary task was to indicate when an aircraft on a parallel approach is blundering towards them, as evidenced by the traffic display. Subjects were asked to press different buttons indicating whether they feel an avoidance maneuver is required by the traffic situation or not. At the completion of each run, subjects were asked to rate their confidence in their decision and, if appropriate, to rate the timeliness of automatic alerts when had been given. Three different automatic alert conditions were tested. The "No Automatic Alerts Given" condition is self-explanatory. In the "Automatic Alerts Based on NTZ Criteria" condition, an automatic alert was given when the NTZ criteria was triggered; this criteria is consistent with subject reactions in other studies, in which subjects were found to react, on average, when the other aircraft was 1350 min to the side of the own aircraft. In the "Automatic Alerts Based on MIT Criteria" condition, an automatic alert was given when the MIT criteria was triggered; this criteria was developed by Carpenter and Kuchar for parallel approaches to have better performance, at the

  6. Predictability of Forced Lorenz Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Baosheng; Ding, Ruiqiang; Li, Jianping; Zhong, Quanjia

    2017-04-01

    Based on the nonlinear local Lyapunov exponent (NLLE) approach, the influences of external forcing on the predictability are studied in the Lorenz systems with constant and quasi-periodic forces in this paper. The results indicate that for the Lorenz systems with constant and quasi-periodic forces, their predictability limits increase with the forcing strength. With the same magnitude and different directions, the constant or quasi-periodic forcing shows different effects on the predictability limit in the Lorenz system, and these effects become significant with the increase of the forcing strength. Generally speaking, the positive forcing leads to a higher predictability limit than the negative forcing. Therefore, when we think about the effects of positive and negative elements and phases in the atmosphere and ocean research, the predictability problems driven by different phases should be considered separately. In addition, the influences of constant and quasi-periodic forces on the predictability are different in the Lorenz system. The effect of the constant forcing on the predictability is mainly reflected in the linear phase of error growth, while the nonlinear phase should also be considered for the situation of the quasi-periodic forcing. The predictability limit of the system under constant forcing is longer than the system under quasi-periodic forcing. These results based on simple chaotic model could provide insight into the studies of the actual atmosphere predictability.

  7. Prototyping with Application Generators: Lessons Learned from the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System Case

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-10-01

    Prototyping with Application Generators: Lessons Learned from the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System Case. This study... management information system to automate manual Naval aviation maintenance tasks-NALCOMIS. With the use of a fourth-generation programming language

  8. A Comparison of Job Attitudes: Air Training Command Personnel Versus Other Air Force Personnel,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-04-01

    1317TIME COVERED I4 DATE OF REPORT IV ,.. Me.. OWp IS AGE COUNT IFROM ___ TO ____ 1986 April 7 102 16. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTATION ITEM 11: COMMAND PERSONNEL...University with a 4.0 grade point average. iv Jill V -!. -. MAY&& TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface ..................................................... . ii...About the Author ............................................ iv List of Illustrations ............................ 86.0.0 vi Executive Summaru

  9. A Joint Theater Sustainment Command Responsible for the Retrograde, Redeployment and Reinforcement of Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-05-02

    all U.S. 6 Horst W. J. Rittel and Melvin M. Webber, “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning...Headquarters, U.S. Army, Training and Doctrine Command, 28 January 2008. Horst W. J. Rittel and Melvin M. Webber, “Dilemmas in a General Theory of

  10. An Analysis of Retaining or Replacing Air Force Command and Control Aircraft

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-12-01

    AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blank) 2. REPORT DATE December 2007 3 . REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED MBA Professional Report 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE... 3 1. Command and Control Mission Development .................................. 3 a. National Airborne...AIRCRAFT REVIEW........15 1. E-4B Aircraft – Cost / Performance Specifications ........................15 2. E- 3 Aircraft – Cost / Performance

  11. Technical Standards for Command and Control Information Systems (CCISs)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-01-01

    for Computer Environments (POSIX) - Part 2.2: iser Portability Extensions (WG 15 work item based on IEEE P1003.2a) DP 9945-3 Portable Operating...Division Command (SPAWAR) 3 ATrN: AMSEL-RD-C3-TP-S (Mr. Wolfgang ATN: PMW-159 (CAPT Dave Ahem, Mr. Bob Fischer, Director) McAlpine, Mr. Jim Boland) Ft

  12. User guide to a command and control system; a part of a prelaunch wind monitoring program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cowgill, G. R.

    1976-01-01

    A set of programs called Command and Control System (CCS), intended as a user manual, is described for the operation of CCS by the personnel supporting the wind monitoring portion of the launch mission. Wind data obtained by tracking balloons is sent by electronic means using telephone lines to other locations. Steering commands are computed from a system called ADDJUST for the on-board computer and relays this data. Data are received and automatically stored in a microprocessor, then via a real time program transferred to the UNIVAC 1100/40 computer. At this point the data is available to be used by the Command and Control system.

  13. An operations and command systems for the extreme ultraviolet explorer

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Muscettola, Nicola; Korsmeyer, David J.; Olson, Eric C.; Wong, Gary

    1994-01-01

    About 40% of the budget of a scientific spacecraft mission is usually consumed by Mission Operations & Data Analysis (MO&DA) with MO driving these costs. In the current practice, MO is separated from spacecraft design and comes in focus relatively late in the mission life cycle. As a result, spacecraft may be designed that are very difficult to operate. NASA centers have extensive MO expertise but often lessons learned in one mission are not exploited for other parallel or future missions. A significant reduction of MO costs is essential to ensure a continuing and growing access to space for the scientific community. We are addressing some of these issues with a highly automated payload operations and command system for an existing mission, the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE). EUVE is currently operated jointly by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), responsible for spacecraft operations, and the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics (CEA) of the University of California, Berkeley, which controls the telescopes and scientific instruments aboard the satellite. The new automated system is being developed by a team including personnel from the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Center for EUV Astrophysics (CEA). An important goal of the project is to provide AI-based technology that can be easily operated by nonspecialists in AI. Another important goal is the reusability of the techniques for other missions. Models of the EUVE spacecraft need to be built both for planning/scheduling and for monitoring. In both cases, our modeling tools allow the assembly of a spacecraft model from separate sub-models of the various spacecraft subsystems. These sub-models are reusable; therefore, building mission operations systems for another small satellite mission will require choosing pre-existing modules, reparametrizing them with respect to the actual satellite telemetry information, and reassembling them in a new model. We

  14. Common Aviation Command and Control System Increment 1 (CAC2S Inc 1)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-03-01

    2016 Major Automated Information System Annual Report Common Aviation Command and Control System Increment 1 (CAC2S Inc 1) Defense Acquisition...usmc.mil Phone: 703-432-3093 Fax: DSN Phone: 378-3093 DSN Fax: Date Assigned: August 9, 2012 Program Information Program Name Common Aviation ...CAC2S Inc 1 2016 MAR UNCLASSIFIED 4 Program Description The Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) provides an integrated and coordinated

  15. Design Achievements of the Command Center Information Subsystem (CCIS), A Dynamic and Extensible Computing System for Natural Language Understanding of Navy Command Center Information.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-08-30

    A109 259 NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA F/6 5/1 DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMMAND CENTER INFORMATION SUBSYSTEM-ETC(U) AUG 80 D L SMALL- D 0...CHART 0 . nn 0+ Technical Report 581 DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMMAND. CENTER INFORMATION SUBSYSTEM (CCIS) A dynamic and extensible computing system...0102LF41d4-661 UCAQI SeCUP11T CLASSIICATION of, Tells FARI 096en 7"W L93ASL ~k DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMMAND CENTER INFORMATION SUBSYSTEM (CCIS) A

  16. Missing in Action: Where Are the Air Force’s Geographic Combatant Commanders

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    perceptions. Over the long term, such activities should enhance the probability of Airmen being selected for GCC leadership, which will benefit both... benefit the nation. As experience demonstrates, airpower has been vital and integral when national leaders desired to punish an adversary with... health , and employment of 80- 120 soldiers. The next level is battalion, which normally consists of four companies. The officer in command of a

  17. Trials of Command: General John D. Lavelle and the Seventh Air Force in Vietnam

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    2011-04-07

    reconnaissance missions to employ multip_le escort fighters to counter the expanding threats to pilots .29 Northern Vietn.amese aggression had reached an all time... empathized with the dilemma he faced, as a commander sending hisairmen into harm’s way. Although his leadership mistakes were inexcusable, his integrity...Field, Texas. 8 He departed Waco in 1945 for Euro.pe to,fly taCtical combat missions with the 412th Fighter . . . Squadron.9 Lavelle returned from

  18. A Systematic Method for the Condition Assessment of Central Heating Plants in Air Force Logistics Command

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    1990-09-01

    production and reduced support capability to critical national defense programs (2). The recent Department of Defense budget reductions have limited the... production losses. Each base in the command furnished all their available data on various utility outages but, only in a few instances were records...kept on production lost as a result of the outages. The information gathered in this survey gave HQ AFLC only a general impression of the state of its

  19. Cyber Power for the Joint Force Commander: An Operational Design Framework

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-03-26

    and the command and control of the full spectrum of military operations.” 4 Peter Finn, " Cyber Assaults on Estonia Typify a New Battle Tactic...34 Washington Post, May 18, 2007. This Washington Post article attributes a Russian concerted denial of service cyber - attack against Estonia; the author... attack on Iranian nuclear facility to discuss cyber operational issues of attribution, risk of collateral damage, and strategic risks from potential

  20. Operation Ivy. Report of commander, Task Group 132. 1. Pacific Proving Grounds. Joint Task Force 132

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    Burriss, S.W.

    1984-10-31

    The mission of the Task Group included the responsibilities to conduct experimental measurement programs on Shots Mike and King and to conduct the radiological safety program. Programs were established to make radiochemical analysis of bomb debris; to follow the progress of the nuclear reaction; to make neutron, gamma-ray, blast, thermal radiation, and electromagnetic measurements; and to make a preliminary geophysical and marine survey of the test area. The organizational structure and command relations to accomplish the mission are outlined.

  1. First Applications of the Joint Forces Command Information Operations Range - An ACETEF Perspective

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    2006-12-01

    Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Dept. Department of the Navy Commander ACETEF 54200A Bldg 2109 48150 Shaw Road Unit 5 Patuxent River...PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) NAVAIR,Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Dept.,48150 Shaw Road Unit 5,Patuxent River...event. Process and planning support was provided by Roberto Rodriguez and Marcia Flatau from the Booz Allen team. We are also grateful for the support

  2. Unity of Effort in an Irregular Environment: Empowering the Joint Force Commander

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    2010-04-12

    Commander Approved by: __________________________________ Monograph Director Mr. Robert W. Tomlinson , Sr...purpose of completing the reduction of Spanish power…and of giving order and security to the islands while in possession 81 Brian McAllister Linn...Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine, 1860- 1941, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2001, p. 112-113. 90 Brian

  3. Department of Defense Utilization of the Incident Command System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    in my life. Then, in 2007 , I was fortunate enough to be assigned to Command and Staff College at Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. In...such staffs were seen as far back as ancient Greece . Additionally, while the Prussian model appears to have been the most efficient model, there seems to...Southern California wildfire season of 1970 saw multiple extremely large wildfIres nearly simultaneously over a thirteen day period. The results were

  4. A Psychodynamic Systems Perspective on Command Relationship during Combat Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2017-06-09

    In leader E´s perspective, setting up a forward operating base was done purely out of self-interests by the company , without taking the objectives of...processes contribute to the spectra of conflicts between the company level and battlegroup level To that end, this thesis utilizes three different...influence the command relationship, and ultimately, how those processes contribute to the spectra of conflicts between the company level and battlegroup

  5. The Battle Command Sustainment Support System: Initial Analysis Report

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-09-01

    0704-01-0188 The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for...Include area code) (973) 724-8618 Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8/98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39.18 UNCLASSIFIED Approved for public release...be used at every echelon, from company to theater sustainment command and across all types of formations, from brigade combat teams to all types of

  6. Air Force Systems Command Research Planning Guide (Research Objectives).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-07-15

    etc. However, the development of cracks in the propellant grain does not necessarily mean that the service life of the motor is terminated. Past...experience indicates that rocket motors with structural flaws, such as bore cracking or unbonds, have been static fired successfully without leading to...not affect the ballistic performance requirements. Therefore, to determine the ultimate strength or the ultimate service life of rocket motors

  7. Refinement of the Air Force Systems Command Production Rate Model

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-09-01

    the recommended modified formulations. The relationship between production rate and production ratio has a definite influence on the model’s ability to...1984 7 36 21.954 370.00 1985 8 48 21.017 412.00 A- 3 Table A.2.8 F-15E Cost/Quantity Data Fiscal Year Lot Quntit Recurring Unit Cost LPP 1986 1 60

  8. Program Funding Guide for Air Force Systems Command Space Programs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1975-11-01

    provide the proper background for 5 «t.MI"^ Km - the detailed discussions. The suballocation of funds to an approved AFSC space pro- gram is the...discussion of general information on the use and flexibility of funds, two further types of pro- gram coding used in accounting classifications will be...and (b) enable the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptro- ller ) to fix responsibility for the creation of any obligation or the making of any

  9. Intelligent Command and Control Systems for Satellite Ground Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mitchell, Christine M.

    1999-01-01

    This grant, Intelligent Command and Control Systems for Satellite Ground Operations, funded by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has spanned almost a decade. During this time, it has supported a broad range of research addressing the changing needs of NASA operations. It is important to note that many of NASA's evolving needs, for example, use of automation to drastically reduce (e.g., 70%) operations costs, are similar requirements in both government and private sectors. Initially the research addressed the appropriate use of emerging and inexpensive computational technologies, such as X Windows, graphics, and color, together with COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) hardware and software such as standard Unix workstations to re-engineer satellite operations centers. The first phase of research supported by this grant explored the development of principled design methodologies to make effective use of emerging and inexpensive technologies. The ultimate performance measures for new designs were whether or not they increased system effectiveness while decreasing costs. GT-MOCA (The Georgia Tech Mission Operations Cooperative Associate) and GT-VITA (Georgia Tech Visual and Inspectable Tutor and Assistant), whose latter stages were supported by this research, explored model-based design of collaborative operations teams and the design of intelligent tutoring systems, respectively. Implemented in proof-of-concept form for satellite operations, empirical evaluations of both, using satellite operators for the former and personnel involved in satellite control operations for the latter, demonstrated unequivocally the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed modeling and design strategy underlying both research efforts. The proof-of-concept implementation of GT-MOCA showed that the methodology could specify software requirements that enabled a human-computer operations team to perform without any significant performance differences from the standard two-person satellite

  10. The evolution of electronic tracking, optical, telemetry, and command systems at the Kennedy Space Center

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    Mcmurran, W. R. (Editor)

    1973-01-01

    A history is presented of the major electronic tracking, optical, telemetry, and command systems used at ETR in support of Apollo-Saturn and its forerunner vehicles launched under the jurisdiction of the Kennedy Space Center and its forerunner organizations.

  11. On-Command Force and Torque Impeding Devices (OC-FTID) Using ERF

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph; Badescu, Mircea; Sherrit, Stewart

    2014-01-01

    Various machines have been developed to address the need for countermeasures of bone and muscle deterioration when humans operate over extended time in space. Even though these machines are in use, each of them has many limitations that need to be addressed in an effort to prepare for human missions to distant bodies in the solar system. An exercise exoskeleton was conceived that performs on-demand resistivity by inducing force and torque impedance via ElectroRheological Fluid (ERF). The resistive elements consist of pistons that are moving inside ERF-filled cylinders or a donut-shaped cavity, and the fluid flows through the piston when the piston is moved. Tests of the operation of ERF against load showed the feasibility of this approach. ERF properties of high yield stress, low current density, and fast response (less than one millisecond) offer essential characteristics for the construction of the exoskeleton. ERFs can apply very high electrically controlled resistive forces or torque while their size (weight and geometric parameters) can be very small. Their long life and ability to function in a wide temperature range (from -40 to 200 C) allows for their use in extreme environments. ERFs are also nonabrasive, non-toxic, and nonpolluting (meet health and safety regulations). The technology is applicable as a compact exercise machine for astronauts' countermeasure of microgravity, an exercise machine for sport, or as a device for rehabilitation of patients with limb issues.

  12. The Design and Transfer of Advanced Command and Control (C2) Computer-Based Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-03-31

    TECHNICAL REPORT 80-02 QUARTERLY TECHNICAL REPORT: THE DESIGN AND TRANSFER OF ADVANCED COMMAND AND CONTROL (C 2 ) COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEMS ARPA...The Tasks/Objectives and/or Purposes of the overall project are connected with the design , development, demonstration and transfer of advanced...command and control (C2 ) computer-based systems; this report covers work in the computer-based design and transfer areas only. The Technical Problems thus

  13. An intelligent automated command and control system for spacecraft mission operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stoffel, A. William

    1994-01-01

    The Intelligent Command and Control (ICC) System research project is intended to provide the technology base necessary for producing an intelligent automated command and control (C&C) system capable of performing all the ground control C&C functions currently performed by Mission Operations Center (MOC) project Flight Operations Team (FOT). The ICC research accomplishments to date, details of the ICC, and the planned outcome of the ICC research, mentioned above, are discussed in detail.

  14. Application of the Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure to a Strategic Defense Initiative command and control system. Master's thesis

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    Kramer, G.K.

    1987-03-01

    This thesis focuses on relating a generic evaluation structure, the Modular Command and Control Evaluation Structure (MCES), to the battle management (BM) and command, control and communication (C3) issues of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). To do this, the area of SDI battle management, command and control (C2), and communications are reviewed and explained as well as the MCES. This provides useful descriptive analysis required for identifying and measuring proposed BM/C3 architectures.

  15. Control logic to track the outputs of a command generator or randomly forced target

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    Trankle, T. L.; Bryson, A. E., Jr.

    1977-01-01

    A procedure is presented for synthesizing time-invariant control logic to cause the outputs of a linear plant to track the outputs of an unforced (or randomly forced) linear dynamic system. The control logic uses feed-forward of the reference system state variables and feedback of the plant state variables. The feed-forward gains are obtained from the solution of a linear algebraic matrix equation of the Liapunov type. The feedback gains are the usual regulator gains, determined to stabilize (or augment the stability of) the plant, possibly including integral control. The method is applied here to the design of control logic for a second-order servomechanism to follow a linearly increasing (ramp) signal, an unstable third-order system with two controls to track two separate ramp signals, and a sixth-order system with two controls to track a constant signal and an exponentially decreasing signal (aircraft landing-flare or glide-slope-capture with constant velocity).

  16. Fuzzy Finite-Time Command Filtered Control of Nonlinear Systems With Input Saturation.

    PubMed

    Yu, Jinpeng; Zhao, Lin; Yu, Haisheng; Lin, Chong; Dong, Wenjie

    2017-08-22

    This paper considers the fuzzy finite-time tracking control problem for a class of nonlinear systems with input saturation. A novel fuzzy finite-time command filtered backstepping approach is proposed by introducing the fuzzy finite-time command filter, designing the new virtual control signals and the modified error compensation signals. The proposed approach not only holds the advantages of the conventional command-filtered backstepping control, but also guarantees the finite-time convergence. A practical example is included to show the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  17. Entropic force and entanglement system

    SciTech Connect

    Myung, Yun Soo; Kim, Yong-Wan

    2010-05-15

    We introduce the isothermal cavity, static holographic screen, and accelerating surface as holographic screen to study the entropic force in the presence of the Schwarzschild black hole. These may merge to provide a consistent holographic screen to define the entropic force on the stretched horizon near the event horizon. Considering the similarity between the stretched horizon of black hole and the entanglement system, we may define the entropic force in the entanglement system without referring to the source mass.

  18. Pitch Rate Versus G Command as the Longitudinal Flight Control System Design Strategy for a Statistically Unstable Fighter Type Aircraft with Two Control Surfaces.

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    2014-09-26

    AD-A158 883 PITCH RATE VERSUS G COMAND AS THE LONGITUDINAL FLIGHT i/1 CONTROL SYSTEM DES (U) AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO T P WEBB I 02 JUL 85 USRFR-TN-85-8...COMMAND AS THE 1< LONGITUDINAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN 0 STRATEGY FOR A STATICALLY UNSTABLE FIGHTER TYPE AIRCRAFT WITH TWO CONTROL SURFACES...COMMAND AS THE LONGITUDINAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN STRATEGY FOR A STATICALLY UNSTABLE FIGHTER TYPE AIRCRAFT WITH TO CONTROL SURFACES Thomas P

  19. Review of Joint Forces Intelligence Command Response to 9/11 Commission

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    2008-09-23

    Gary Campbell at (703) 604-8835 (DSN 664-8835). Suggestions for Future Evaluations To suggest ideas for or to request future evaluations of Defense...Inspector General." (U) Questions should be directed to Mr. Gary Campbell at (703) 604 8835 (DSN 664 8835). At management’s request, we will provide...NOFORN I i l I I I I’ r ’ I SECRET/INOFORN SECRETfNOiORH Appended below uro the Joint Fo1·ce Headquarter:~. Homeland St"Curiry Command’s

  20. Intelligent systems and advanced user interfaces for design, operation, and maintenance of command management systems

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    Potter, William J.; Mitchell, Christine M.

    1993-01-01

    Historically, command management systems (CMS) have been large and expensive spacecraft-specific software systems that were costly to build, operate, and maintain. Current and emerging hardware, software, and user interface technologies may offer an opportunity to facilitate the initial formulation and design of a spacecraft-specific CMS as well as to develop a more generic CMS system. New technologies, in addition to a core CMS common to a range of spacecraft, may facilitate the training and enhance the efficiency of CMS operations. Current mission operations center (MOC) hardware and software include Unix workstations, the C/C++ programming languages, and an X window interface. This configuration provides the power and flexibility to support sophisticated and intelligent user interfaces that exploit state-of-the-art technologies in human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, and software engineering. One of the goals of this research is to explore the extent to which technologies developed in the research laboratory can be productively applied in a complex system such as spacecraft command management. Initial examination of some of these issues in CMS design and operation suggests that application of technologies such as intelligent planning, case-based reasoning, human-machine systems design and analysis tools (e.g., operator and designer models), and human-computer interaction tools (e.g., graphics, visualization, and animation) may provide significant savings in the design, operation, and maintenance of the CMS for a specific spacecraft as well as continuity for CMS design and development across spacecraft. The first six months of this research saw a broad investigation by Georgia Tech researchers into the function, design, and operation of current and planned command management systems at Goddard Space Flight Center. As the first step, the researchers attempted to understand the current and anticipated horizons of command management systems at Goddard

  1. Method and apparatus for creating time-optimal commands for linear systems

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    Tuttle, Timothy D. (Inventor); Seering, Warren P. (Inventor)

    2004-01-01

    A system for and method of determining an input command profile for substantially any dynamic system that can be modeled as a linear system, the input command profile for transitioning an output of the dynamic system from one state to another state. The present invention involves identifying characteristics of the dynamic system, selecting a command profile which defines an input to the dynamic system based on the identified characteristics, wherein the command profile comprises one or more pulses which rise and fall at switch times, imposing a plurality of constraints on the dynamic system, at least one of the constraints being defined in terms of the switch times, and determining the switch times for the input to the dynamic system based on the command profile and the plurality of constraints. The characteristics may be related to poles and zeros of the dynamic system, and the plurality of constraints may include a dynamics cancellation constraint which specifies that the input moves the dynamic system from a first state to a second state such that the dynamic system remains substantially at the second state.

  2. Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the 21st Century: A Practical Guide of Tips and Techniques for Today’s Squadron Commander

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    2002-04-01

    the 24 executive to a former Chief of Staff, who blossomed like a rose to his superiors, but who was vicious, demeaning, and bullying to his...requirements off the schedule, like suicide awareness, law of armed conflict (LOAC), or safety. Other commanders elected to use the commander’s call forum... suicide , two weeks before my outgoing change-of-command. Although I thought I could handle anything by this time, I was not prepared for this near

  3. Evaluating the Measure of Effectiveness of Using a Deployed Command and Control System on Land Battlefield

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    2015-09-01

    improve. 14. SUBJECT TERMS command and control (C2), measure of effectiveness (MOE), land battlefield 15. NUMBER OF PAGES 103 16. PRICE CODE 17...MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF USING A DEPLOYED COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM ON LAND BATTLEFIELD by William Goh September 2015 Thesis Advisor...DATE September 2015 3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED Master’s thesis 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE EVALUATING THE MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF USING A

  4. Integrated Training System for Air Force On-the-Job Training: Specification Development. Final Technical Paper.

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    Carson, Stuart B.; And Others.

    The Air Force conducted this study for two purposes: (1) to define the system of Air Force On-the-Job Training (OJT); and (2) to prepare a set of functional specifications for an integrated, base-level OJT evaluation and management system with linkages to the Major Commands and Air Staff. The study was conducted in four phases. During the first…

  5. A novel framework for command and control of networked sensor systems

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    Chen, Genshe; Tian, Zhi; Shen, Dan; Blasch, Erik; Pham, Khanh

    2007-04-01

    In this paper, we have proposed a highly innovative advanced command and control framework for sensor networks used for future Integrated Fire Control (IFC). The primary goal is to enable and enhance target detection, validation, and mitigation for future military operations by graphical game theory and advanced knowledge information fusion infrastructures. The problem is approached by representing distributed sensor and weapon systems as generic warfare resources which must be optimized in order to achieve the operational benefits afforded by enabling a system of systems. This paper addresses the importance of achieving a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) foundation of information superiority-shared, accurate, and timely situational awareness upon which advanced automated management aids for IFC can be built. The approach uses the Data Fusion Information Group (DFIG) Fusion hierarchy of Level 0 through Level 4 to fuse the input data into assessments for the enemy target system threats in a battlespace to which military force is being applied. Compact graph models are employed across all levels of the fusion hierarchy to accomplish integrative data fusion and information flow control, as well as cross-layer sensor management. The functional block at each fusion level will have a set of innovative algorithms that not only exploit the corresponding graph model in a computationally efficient manner, but also permit combined functional experiments across levels by virtue of the unifying graphical model approach.

  6. Methods and Systems for Authorizing an Effector Command in an Integrated Modular Environment

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    Sunderland, Dean E. (Inventor); Ahrendt, Terry J. (Inventor); Moore, Tim (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    Methods and systems are provided for authorizing a command of an integrated modular environment in which a plurality of partitions control actions of a plurality of effectors is provided. A first identifier, a second identifier, and a third identifier are determined. The first identifier identifies a first partition of the plurality of partitions from which the command originated. The second identifier identifies a first effector of the plurality of effectors for which the command is intended. The third identifier identifies a second partition of the plurality of partitions that is responsible for controlling the first effector. The first identifier and the third identifier are compared to determine whether the first partition is the same as the second partition for authorization of the command.

  7. TRICCS: A proposed teleoperator/robot integrated command and control system for space applications

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    Will, R. W.

    1985-01-01

    Robotic systems will play an increasingly important role in space operations. An integrated command and control system based on the requirements of space-related applications and incorporating features necessary for the evolution of advanced goal-directed robotic systems is described. These features include: interaction with a world model or domain knowledge base, sensor feedback, multiple-arm capability and concurrent operations. The system makes maximum use of manual interaction at all levels for debug, monitoring, and operational reliability. It is shown that the robotic command and control system may most advantageously be implemented as packages and tasks in Ada.

  8. Force optimized recoil control system

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    Townsend, P. E.; Radkiewicz, R. J.; Gartner, R. F.

    1982-05-01

    Reduction of the recoil force of high rate of fire automatic guns was proven effective. This system will allow consideration of more powerful guns for use in both helicopter and armored personnel carrier applications. By substituting the large shock loads of firing guns with a nearly constant force, both vibration and fatigue problems that prevent mounting of powerful automatic guns is eliminated.

  9. Pilot Non-Conformance to Alerting System Commands During Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pritchett, Amy Ruth; Hansman, R. John; Corker, Kevin (Technical Monitor)

    1997-01-01

    Cockpit alerting systems monitor potentially hazardous situations, both inside and outside the aircraft. When a hazard is projected to occur, the alerting system displays alerts and/or command decisions to the pilot. However, pilots have been observed to not conform to alerting system commands by delaying their response or by not following the automatic commands exactly. This non-conformance to the automatic alerting system can reduce its benefit. Therefore, a need exists to understand the causes and effects of pilot non-conformance in order to develop automatic alerting systems whose commands the pilots are more likely to follow. These considerations were examined through flight simulator evaluations of the collision avoidance task during closely spaced parallel approaches. This task provided a useful case-study because the effects of non-conformance can be significant, given the time-critical nature of the task. A preliminary evaluation of alerting systems identified non-conformance in over 40% of the cases and a corresponding drop in collision avoidance performance. A follow-on experiment found subjects' alerting and maneuver selection criteria were consistent with different strategies than those used by automatic systems, indicating the pilot may potentially disagree with the alerting system if the pilot attempts to verify automatic alerts and commanded avoidance maneuvers. A final experiment found supporting automatic alerts with the explicit display of its underlying criteria resulted in more consistent subject reactions. In light of these experimental results, a general discussion of pilot non-conformance is provided. Contributing factors in pilot non-conformance include a lack of confidence in the automatic system and mismatches between the alerting system's commands and the pilots' own decisions based on the information available to them. The effects of non-conformance on system performance are discussed. Possible methods of reconciling mismatches are

  10. The Role of Army National Guard Special Forces Domestically And in Special Operations Command - North

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    Domestic Cannabis Suppression Operations Support ...................20 4. Counterdrug-Related Training and Training LEA/Military Personnel...Forces Qualification Course. 3. Domestic Cannabis Suppression Operations Support The assistance provided to a law enforcement agency through aerial

  11. Near Space: Should Air Force Space Command Take Control of Its Shore? (Maxwell Paper, Number 38)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-09-01

    instruments of national power to meet any possible security challenge. The document seeks to lead fiscally constrained force development and employ- ment by...another transformation. Over the last 15 years, it transformed from "overwhelming force" to "overmatching power ." The former calls for the fielding of...Adoptedfiom Dr, Gerardo Melendez et a].. "Real Time Simulation Experiment of an Integrated Concept for UAV / Direc Fire Weapons Systens ," http

  12. Hand dominance during constant force isometric contractions: evidence of different cortical drive commands.

    PubMed

    Pereira, Rafael; Freire, Ivna Vidal; Cavalcanti, Cláudia Virgínia Galindo; Luz, Carla Patrícia Novais; Neto, Osmar Pinto

    2012-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate force variability and sensoriomotor strategies of dominant and nondominant hands of right and left-handed subjects during a submaximal isometric force production task. Twelve right-handed adults (9 men and 3 women; 23 ± 3 year) and twelve left-handed adults (4 men and 8 women; 24 ± 3 year) performed an isometric constant force contraction sustained at 30 and 50% of maximal force for 10 s. Surface EMG signals were obtained from forearm flexors and extensors. Force signals were analyzed in the time (CV of force) and frequency (0-10 Hz) domain. The neural activation of the involved muscles was investigated from the EMG structure using the cross-wavelet spectra of the interference EMG signals of six different frequency bands of the EMG signals were quantified (5-13, 13-30, 30-60, 60-100, 100-150 and 150-200 Hz). The major findings were: (1) dominant and nondominant hands of right- and left-handed subjects exhibited similar CV of force; (2) the power spectrum of force is influenced by handedness, with greater 1-3 Hz oscillations for left-handed subjects when compared to right-handed subjects; (3) right-handed subjects have greater 30-60 Hz neuromuscular activation when compared to left-handed subjects. Our results indicate that right-handed individuals may rely preferentially in visual feedback to carry out a task with visual and proprioceptive feedback because of the left hemisphere specialization on the visuomotor control.

  13. The Future of Indigenous Security Force Training: Considerations for the Joint Operational Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-06

    in Iraq and Afghanistan may not be sustained as these conflicts wind down. Where the U.S. conducts regime change or in failed states, U.S. forces...requirements of the Joint Force as across the full range of military operations ( ROMO ). 29 A major part of the Army transformation adds high demand... ROMO . Specific enhancements in planning, communications, computers, intelligence, civil affairs, public affairs, fires and effects, air space

  14. Aviators, Air Combat, and Combat Stress: An Air Force Commander’s Primer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-02-22

    airmen, and reviews the risky nature of the air combat environment. It goes on the describe the impact of stress on airmen and covers the Air Force’s...characteristics of airmen, and reviews the risky nature of the air combat environment. It goes on to describe the impact of stress on airmen and covers...sections review Air Force policy regarding aircrew psychological casualties as it has developed since the years of the First World War. The final parts of

  15. Creating A Theater-Based Operational Link Between Strategic Mobility and Theater-Level Logistics For The Joint Task Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-31

    inadequately sustained by logistical replenishment.xix History shows logistics-sourced culmination can render the accomplishment of strategic objectives...Patterson AFB, OH: Air University. Air Force Institute of Technology, AFIT/ GMO /LAL/96N-4, November 1996. Koko, Richard W. Strategic Mobility for...Mobility Forces and Command and Control of Airlift. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH: Air University, Air Force Institute of Technology, AFIT/ GMO /LAL/96N

  16. The research on command and guide/flight management system based on SIT

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    Zhang, Gang; Bai, Jianlin

    2005-11-01

    Firstly, this paper describes and illustrates briefly the functions and structure of the Flight Management and Command Guidance System for Flight Test. Through space information technology, system can make use of GPS and data of every intelligence source well. Considering characteristic that the many kinds, many data and strong real time of intelligence processing, this thesis take twice swerve volley guide method for example, and introduces vector theory analyzing volley guide method and mathematical model of system Which will improve command guide capability. In Flight management, Using SIT to integrating flight information, according to aviation statute and requirement of flight task, systems organize planes in air management area to ensure flight safety, advance time using efficiency. The whole system has the important application value for all kinds of command guide and air management of aero craft.

  17. What is the Role of the Joint Forces Air Component Commander as Airspace Control Authority during Stability Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-06-01

    Control System Handbook, MCWP 3-25.3 (Washington, DC., 2 Dec 97), Chapter 1, 3-5 [document on-line]; available from http:// ismo -www1.quantico.usmc.mil... ismo -www1.quantico.usmc.mil/docdiv; Internet; accessed 18 January 2007. 54Ibid., Chapter 4, 4-5. 55Ibid., Chapter 5, and Appendix A. 56Ibid...States Marine Corps. Marine Air Command and Control System Handbook, MCWP 3-25.3. Washington, DC, 2 December 97. Available from http:// ismo -www1

  18. Command Filtering-Based Fuzzy Control for Nonlinear Systems With Saturation Input.

    PubMed

    Yu, Jinpeng; Shi, Peng; Dong, Wenjie; Lin, Chong

    2017-09-01

    In this paper, command filtering-based fuzzy control is designed for uncertain multi-input multioutput (MIMO) nonlinear systems with saturation nonlinearity input. First, the command filtering method is employed to deal with the explosion of complexity caused by the derivative of virtual controllers. Then, fuzzy logic systems are utilized to approximate the nonlinear functions of MIMO systems. Furthermore, error compensation mechanism is introduced to overcome the drawback of the dynamics surface approach. The developed method will guarantee all signals of the systems are bounded. The effectiveness and advantages of the theoretic result are obtained by a simulation example.

  19. High angle of attack flying qualities criteria for longitudinal rate command systems

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    Wilson, David J.; Citurs, Kevin D.; Davidson, John B.

    1994-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate flying qualities requirements of alternate pitch command systems for fighter aircraft at high angle of attack. Flying qualities design guidelines have already been developed for angle of attack command systems at 30, 45, and 60 degrees angle of attack, so this research fills a similar need for rate command systems. Flying qualities tasks that require post-stall maneuvering were tested during piloted simulations in the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Manned Air Combat Simulation facility. A generic fighter aircraft model was used to test angle of attack rate and pitch rate command systems for longitudinal gross acquisition and tracking tasks at high angle of attack. A wide range of longitudinal dynamic variations were tested at 30, 45, and 60 degrees angle of attack. Pilot comments, Cooper-Harper ratings, and pilot induced oscillation ratings were taken from five pilots from NASA, USN, CAF, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. This data was used to form longitudinal design guidelines for rate command systems at high angle of attack. These criteria provide control law design guidance for fighter aircraft at high angle of attack, low speed flight conditions. Additional time history analyses were conducted using the longitudinal gross acquisition data to look at potential agility measures of merit and correlate agility usage to flying qualities boundaries. This paper presents an overview of this research.

  20. [The five commandments for preparing the Israeli healthcare system for emergencies].

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    Adini, Bruria; Laor, Danny; Cohen, Robert; Lev, Boaz; Israeli, Avi

    2010-07-01

    In the last decade, the Israeli healthcare system dealt with many casualties that resulted from terrorist actions and at the same time maintained preparedness for other potential hazards such as natural disasters, toxicological, chemical, radiological and biological events. There are various models for emergency preparedness that are utilized in different countries. The aim of the article is to present the structure and the methodology of the Israeli healthcare system for emergencies. Assuring emergency preparedness for the different scenarios is based on 5 major components that include: comprehensive contingency planning; control and command of operations; central control of readiness; capacity building; coordination and collaboration among the numerous emergency agencies. CLose working relationships between the military and civilian systems characterize the operations of the emergency system. There is a mutual sharing of information, coordinated operations to achieve risk assessment and determine priorities, and consensual allocation of resources. The ability of the medical system to operate in optimal coordination with interface bodies, including the Israel Defense Forces, is derived from three main elements: the shortage of resources necessitate that all agencies work together to develop an effective response to emergencies; the Israeli society is characterized by transition of personnel from the military to the civilian system which promotes joint operations, whereas in most other countries these systems are completely separated; and also developing mechanisms for continuous and coordinated operation in routine and emergency times, such as the Supreme Health Authority. The Israeli healthcare system was put to the test several times in the Last decade, during the terror wave that occurred between 2001-2006, the 2nd Lebanon War and in operation "Cast Lead". An extensive process of learning lessons, conducted during and following each of these periods, and the

  1. Apollo command and service module and lunar module environmental control systems

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    Brady, J. C.; Hughes, D. F.; Samonski, F. H., Jr.; Young, R. W.; Browne, D. M.

    1975-01-01

    The environmental control systems and system requirements of the Apollo command service module and the lunar module are described. The overall performance of both systems during the Apollo program is discussed. Other topics covered include: dust control, EVA provisions, Apollo 13 emergency, component redundancy, modular construction, and subatmospheric design.

  2. A self-learning rule base for command following in dynamical systems

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    Tsai, Wei K.; Lee, Hon-Mun; Parlos, Alexander

    1992-01-01

    In this paper, a self-learning Rule Base for command following in dynamical systems is presented. The learning is accomplished though reinforcement learning using an associative memory called SAM. The main advantage of SAM is that it is a function approximator with explicit storage of training samples. A learning algorithm patterned after the dynamic programming is proposed. Two artificially created, unstable dynamical systems are used for testing, and the Rule Base was used to generate a feedback control to improve the command following ability of the otherwise uncontrolled systems. The numerical results are very encouraging. The controlled systems exhibit a more stable behavior and a better capability to follow reference commands. The rules resulting from the reinforcement learning are explicitly stored and they can be modified or augmented by human experts. Due to overlapping storage scheme of SAM, the stored rules are similar to fuzzy rules.

  3. Comparison of the Air Force Female and Male Pilot Grounded Time in the Air Force Military Airlift Command.

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    1985-06-01

    Force School of Aerospace Medicine", Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, October 1993, pp.929-931. 9. Kantor , Jeff wry; Noble, Bart; Leisey...pilots performance, completed in 1979, by Dr. 3. Kantor .(9) I interviewed Dr. Kantor in January 1985, hoping that he would be aware of any recent

  4. A force commanded impedance control for a robot finger with uncertain kinematics

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    Doulgeri, Z.; Arimoto, Suguru

    1999-10-01

    The authors consider the problem of impedance control for the physical interaction between the soft tip of a robot finger, where the nonlinear characteristics of the reproducing force and the finger dynamic parameters are unknown, and a rigid object or environment under kinematic uncertainties arising from both uncertain contact point location and uncertain rigid object geometry. An adaptive controller is proposed, and the asymptotic stability of the force regulation problem is shown for the planar case even when finger kinematics and rigid surface orientation are uncertain. Confirmation of the theoretical findings is done through simulation of a 3-degree-of-freedom planar robotic finger.

  5. New concepts and trends in spacecraft telemetry, command and control systems

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    Boulinguez, Marc

    The features and performance capabilities of the novel '3000' family of spacecraft ground-segment telemetry/command systems, which incorporate both subcarrier PSK or FSK modulation and such baseband functions as telemetry synchronization or command encoding, are presented. The design philosophy employed is illustrated in view of the application of the 3000 family's products within the Eutelsat II program. Architectures are detailed for both the ground checkout systems and the control stations. Future development trends for systems of this type are projected with a view to 'packet' telemetry and telecommand as well as channel-coding applications.

  6. Combat Vehicle Command and Control (93) Technical Report (Draft Final). Evaluation of the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System. Operational Effectiveness of an Armor Battalion

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    1993-12-15

    6 12.8 14 29.2 Services Staff School (CAS 3) Armor Officer Advance 22 46.8 27 56.3 Course ( AOAC ) Armor Officer Basic 46 97.9 48 100 Course (AOBC) NCO...Control (CVCC) Program, 22 March 1989. The CVCC research program investigates advanced digital and thermal technologies to enhance mounted forcescommand...113 22 . Mean Performance Data for Collect Threat Information Hypothesis, by Stage andCondition ................................... 115 23

  7. Macintosh II based space Telemetry and Command (MacTac) system

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    Dominy, Carol T.; Chesney, James R.; Collins, Aaron S.; Kay, W. K.

    1991-01-01

    The general architecture and the principal functions of the Macintosh II based Telemetry and Command system, presently under development, are described, with attention given to custom telemetry cards, input/output interfaces, and the icon driven user interface. The MacTac is a low-cost, transportable, easy to use, compact system designed to meet the requirements specified by the Consultative Committeee for Space Data Systems while remaining flexible enough to support a wide variety of other user specific telemetry processing requirements, such as TDM data. In addition, the MacTac can accept or generate forward data (such as spacecraft commands), calculate and append a Polynomial Check Code, and output these data to NASCOM to provide full Telemetry and Command capability.

  8. Time, Space, and Force Considerations for a Joint Force Commander’s Air Operations in a Counterinsurgency

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    2009-05-04

    end of the range of military operations ( ROMO ), particularly Counter-Insurgency (COIN), the JTF has many options when deciding how to conduct air...few in number, and are severely hampered by the elements. The desert environment may be an ideal location for them, but wind , rain, and clouds...simultaneously, and different portions of the ROMO . One unit in the AO may be establishing a new police force, while another is conducting a strike against a

  9. Employment of Command and Control Systems within the U.S. Marine Corps

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    Lang, Aaron B.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify potential barriers to the effective employment of command and control (C2) systems to enhance warfighter readiness. Five research hypotheses guided this study, which addressed the perception of the effective employment of Marine Corps C2 systems based on demographic characteristics, which included:…

  10. Pilot Non-Conformance to Alerting System Commands During Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches

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    Pritchett, Amy R.; Hansman, R. John

    1997-01-01

    Pilot non-conformance to alerting system commands has been noted in general and to a TCAS-like collision avoidance system in a previous experiment. This paper details two experiments studying collision avoidance during closely-spaced parallel approaches in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), and specifically examining possible causal factors of, and design solutions to, pilot non-conformance.

  11. Team Training for Command and Control Systems: Recommendations for Application of Current Technology.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-04-01

    simulator ISD Instructional system development JSS Joint surveillance system MAUT Multiattribute utility theory MCC Mission crew commander NCO Non... utility theory ( MAUT ) to team evaluation decision- making. 14 At present the evaluative techniques for determining the readiness of teams are either...expert apply to judge the combat readiness of a team? These questions are candidates for development involving the application of multiattribute

  12. Commanding and Controlling Satellite Clusters (IEEE Intelligent Systems, November/December 2000)

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    2000-01-01

    the process of updating flight software and removes the complexity associated with software 8 IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS Commanding and controlling...experimental results. Data center customers range from mission planners and 12 IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS Figure 4. Ground station GUI. Satellite...following (for each satellite in the cluster): • relative position, • relative velocity, • absolute position, • absolute velocity, 10 IEEE INTELLIGENT

  13. Employment of Command and Control Systems within the U.S. Marine Corps

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    Lang, Aaron B.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify potential barriers to the effective employment of command and control (C2) systems to enhance warfighter readiness. Five research hypotheses guided this study, which addressed the perception of the effective employment of Marine Corps C2 systems based on demographic characteristics, which included:…

  14. Multiple Model Demand Forecasting Compared to Air Force Logistics Command D062 Performance.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-06-01

    2508. 2413. 1807. 1496. 1705. 1716. 17,7. 1685. 1904. 449.1 -104.7 SAITH 11 1702. 2047. 1630. 1752. 1992. 1871. 2139. 2124 . 2733. 192.2 6.2 R(40 3093...2828. 2045. 2333. 2104. 1973. 1875. 1025. 1763. 627.1 242.7 METHOD SEL 3 5 2 3 5 6 1 3 4 FOCUS FORC 1002. 2047. 1800. 1496. 192. 1806. 1763. 2124 . 27233...I A 3 6 2 4 4 C.cS FORC 0W69. 0497. 668. 7207. 6206. 7092. 6206. 5897. 6024. 396.6 172.1 900 ;JARTERLT INPUT DA6 1646. 2024 . 1040. 1732. 9535. 1563

  15. Keeping the Edge. Air Force Materiel Command Cold War Context (1945-1991). Volume 3: Index

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-08-01

    Blaw Knox (Pittsburgh) Volume I: 202 Volume II: 473 Burns & Roe (New York) Volume I: 287 Volume II: 8, 19, 24, 28, 29, 120...Architects and Engineers, across the Department of Defense Blackout plants see Air Force Plant (AFP) network, development of Blaw Knox (Pittsburgh) see...Base, under National Storage Sites (NSSs) and Operational Storage Sites (OSSs / Q Areas) Knox Volume II: 107,496 Lee Volume I: 283, 287

  16. Multiple rate digital command detection system with range clean-up capability

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    Lesh, J. R.; Butman, S. A. (Inventor)

    1977-01-01

    A multi-rate digital command system is disclosed which uses the composite signal of a mu-type ranging system as a subcarrier to transmit range codes and data from a station to a receiver where the range codes are sequentially phase modulated on a subcarrier of frequency by one of its own subharmonics and data is phase modulated on a selected ranging component. A range cleanup loop in a spacecraft locks the phase of a locally generated reference component to a received ranging component and retransmits the component to a ground station. When the inverse phase of a ranging component is received and detected, the cleanup loop is modified to demodulate phase modulated command symbols while continuing tracking the same ranging component. The command symbol rate is coherently related to the ranging signal component bit rate.

  17. Helicopter force-feel and stability augmentation system with parallel servo-actuator

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    Hoh, Roger H. (Inventor)

    2006-01-01

    A force-feel system is implemented by mechanically coupling a servo-actuator to and in parallel with a flight control system. The servo-actuator consists of an electric motor, a gearing device, and a clutch. A commanded cockpit-flight-controller position is achieved by pilot actuation of a trim-switch. The position of the cockpit-flight-controller is compared with the commanded position to form a first error which is processed by a shaping function to correlate the first error with a commanded force at the cockpit-flight-controller. The commanded force on the cockpit-flight-controller provides centering forces and improved control feel for the pilot. In an embodiment, the force-feel system is used as the basic element of stability augmentation system (SAS). The SAS provides a stabilization signal that is compared with the commanded position to form a second error signal. The first error is summed with the second error for processing by the shaping function.

  18. 14 CFR 417.305 - Command control system testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... testing, system interface validation testing, and integrated system-wide validation testing. (3) Each...) Tone deviation; (D) Tone frequency; (E) Message timing; (F) Status of each communication circuit...

  19. 14 CFR 417.305 - Command control system testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... testing, system interface validation testing, and integrated system-wide validation testing. (3) Each...) Tone deviation; (D) Tone frequency; (E) Message timing; (F) Status of each communication circuit...

  20. 14 CFR 417.305 - Command control system testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... testing, system interface validation testing, and integrated system-wide validation testing. (3) Each...) Tone deviation; (D) Tone frequency; (E) Message timing; (F) Status of each communication circuit...

  1. 14 CFR 417.305 - Command control system testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... testing, system interface validation testing, and integrated system-wide validation testing. (3) Each...) Tone deviation; (D) Tone frequency; (E) Message timing; (F) Status of each communication circuit...

  2. 14 CFR 417.305 - Command control system testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... testing, system interface validation testing, and integrated system-wide validation testing. (3) Each...) Tone deviation; (D) Tone frequency; (E) Message timing; (F) Status of each communication circuit...

  3. [Professional psychological selection system in the Air Force - 50 years].

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    Pokrovskiĭ, B L

    2014-08-01

    Given the data about the establishment of the professional psychological selection system in the Air Force in 1958-1964 in the NIIIAM Air Force by the team psychological department under the leadership of K.K.Platonova. Given the names of the developers of this system and given the results of their research. The result of all made work the order of Air Force Commander about the introduction of the psychological selection in Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, starting from a set of 1964 became. Recommendations for professional psychological selection of a wide range of aviation professionals in various fields, and in the future - and other professionals of the Armed Forces, became the results of future work.

  4. Rethinking the Air Operations Center, Air Force Command and Control in Conventional War

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-09-01

    ADm-A285 444 DTIC ELECT ,IAll Rethinking the Air Operations Center Air Force C)mmand and Control in Conv6ntal War. J. TAYOR SIMK, Lt Col, USAF School...at the theater level as the best way to achieve these dual aims.3 Indeed, this advocacy is tightly intertwined with the history of the USAF in its...Conversely, fully effective strikes on poorly selected targets will, at best , merely waste effort, and are quite likely to be counterproductive. Thus

  5. One Size Does Not Fit All: How Acquisition Fails the Joint Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-04-02

    acquisition programs, such as the F-35, is worth the risk it presents to the nation by putting all ― eggs in one basket.‖ According to Joint Pub 1...Staff Procurement Backup Book: FY 2010 Budget Estimates, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), Descriptive Summaries,‖ Vol. 3, May 2009...superiority fighter. This political climate caused the Air Force to recast the aircraft as a multi-role fighter and to scramble to add some air-to-ground

  6. Apollo experience report: Command and service module environmental control system

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    Samonski, F. H., Jr.; Tucker, E. M.

    1972-01-01

    A comprehensive review is presented of the design philosophy of the Apollo environmental control system together with the development history of the total system and of selected components within the system. In particular, discussions are presented relative to the development history and to the problems associated with the equipment cooling coldplates, the evaporator and its electronic control system, and the space radiator system used for rejection of the spacecraft thermal loads. Apollo flight experience and operational difficulties associated with the spacecraft water system and the waste management system are discussed in detail to provide definition of the problem and the corrective action taken when applicable.

  7. Producing Military Commanders: A Systemic Exploration of the Development Environment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-04-15

    stewardship. Units practicing doctrinaire approaches do not reinforce or nest with higher concepts, which are 5Major General (R) Robert H. Scales , “Too...Evaluation Reporting System. The ability for an officer to measure the scale of the system in which they are making decisions is possible through...in the unit system. The distinction of these systems is in their purpose and scale . The individual system is set at a scale that facilitates reason

  8. Implementation of Subcontracting Provisions of Public Law 95-507 within Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-06-01

    these guidelines in an effort to police our own ranks would prove wise in the light of increasing criti- cism of the program and also in the light of...the proposal that this is an area in need of additional research (Appendix C, 19:7). Problems cited have resulted in a need for explicit and uniform ...be considered. D. Negotiate, in the case of negotiated contracts, subcontract goals which represent good faith agressive and comprehensive effort on

  9. Minimal inversion, command matching and disturbance decoupling in multivariable systems

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    Seraji, H.

    1989-01-01

    The present treatment of the related problems of minimal inversion and perfect output control in linear multivariable systems uses a simple analytical expression for the inverse of a square multivariate system's transfer-function matrix to construct a minimal-order inverse of the system. Because the poles of the minimal-order inverse are the transmission zeros of the system, necessary and sufficient conditions for the inverse system's stability are simply stated in terms of the zero polynomial of the original system. A necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of the required controllers is that the plant zero polynomial be neither identical to zero nor unstable.

  10. Flight test evaluation of a separate surface attitude command control system on a Beech 99 airplane

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    Gee, S. W.; Jenks, G. E.; Roskam, J.; Stone, R. L.

    1976-01-01

    A joint NASA/university/industry program was conducted to flight evaluate a potentially low cost separate surface implementation of attitude command in a Beech 99 airplane. Saturation of the separate surfaces was the primary cause of many problems during development. Six experienced professional pilots who made simulated instrument flight evaluations experienced improvements in airplane handling qualities in the presence of turbulence and a reduction in pilot workload. For ride quality, quantitative data show that the attitude command control system results in all cases of airplane motion being removed from the uncomfortable ride region.

  11. Impact of Public Law 98-369 on Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) Contract Administrative Leadtime.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-04-01

    AF8 AL t U C L A S IF E D K EDG S E AL . AP R 8 5 AC5C- 8 5 -i ii 5 F/ G 1 5 / 5 N ’- 2 1" O 12 .3.2 �_1. 111L.25 .4 .6 MICROCOPY...369 ON AIR FORCE LOGISTICS C Of,11iA NF ( AFLC) CONTRACT ADMI1NI STRATI VE LEADTI lyE AUTHOR(S) ilAJ UR DIN D i K . 11. mU:;A F ’AJ OR AJFRI,’i.) VAC...nareir E Cn ompet i t ion in the R.’ui s1 i "on cro esE . wm or i no th-e vrccedu-ai chang~es ox PL 9 C ~e tc0 ~a S -. * , -s : - d Cr-iLT imoa: t was

  12. Simulation and simulator development of a separate surface attitude command control system for light aircraft

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    Roskam, J.

    1976-01-01

    A detailed description is presented of the simulation philosophy and process used in the development of a Separate Surface Attitude Command control system (SSAC) for a Beech Model 99 Airliner. The intent of this system is to provide complete three axes stability augmentation at low cost and without the need for system redundancy. The system, although aimed at the general aviation market, also has applications to certain military airplanes as well as to miniature submarines.

  13. Multi-community command and control systems in law enforcement: An introductory planning guide

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    Sohn, R. L.; Garcia, E. A.; Kennedy, R. D.

    1976-01-01

    A set of planning guidelines for multi-community command and control systems in law enforcement is presented. Essential characteristics and applications of these systems are outlined. Requirements analysis, system concept design, implementation planning, and performance and cost modeling are described and demonstrated with numerous examples. Program management techniques and joint powers agreements for multicommunity programs are discussed in detail. A description of a typical multi-community computer-aided dispatch system is appended.

  14. Rule-Based Expert Systems in the Command Estimate: An Operational Perspective

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-06-01

    11 Chapter 1 End Notes ...... ................. 14 CHAPTER 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE Review of Literature ...... ................. 15 Rule-based Expert...War Gaming ... ......... 32 Conclusion .......... ...................... 34 Chapter 2 End Notes ........ ................. 35 CHAPTER 3. RESEARCH...39 Selection of Subject Matter Experts ... ......... 42 Systems Analysis of the Command Estimate ... ....... 43 Chapter 3 End Notes ...... ................. 48

  15. Astronaut Andrew M. Allen, mission commander, sets up systems for a television downlink on the

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    STS-75 ONBOARD VIEW --- Astronaut Andrew M. Allen, mission commander, sets up systems for a television downlink on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Allen was joined by four other astronauts and an international payload specialist for more than 16 days of research aboard Columbia. The photograph was taken with a 70mm handheld camera.

  16. Astronaut Andrew M. Allen, mission commander, sets up systems for a television downlink on the

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    STS-75 ONBOARD VIEW --- Astronaut Andrew M. Allen, mission commander, sets up systems for a television downlink on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Allen was joined by four other astronauts and an international payload specialist for more than 16 days of research aboard Columbia. The photograph was taken with a 70mm handheld camera.

  17. An Automated Publishing System for the Naval Education and Training Command. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keeler, F. Laurence

    This study analyzes the alternatives for meeting the publishing needs of the Naval Education and Training Command in the 1980s. The use of current, state-of-the-art equipment, including text editors, phototypesetters, and graphic scanners is explored, and five alternatives to the current publishing system are proposed. Based on an economic…

  18. Telecommunication systems engineering. [Book on tracking, command, telemetry, data acquisition

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    Lindsey, W. C.; Simon, M. K.

    1973-01-01

    Telecommunication network concepts are discussed together with carrier-tracking loops employing the phase-lock principle, phase and Doppler measurements in two-way phase-coherent tracking systems, range measurements by phase-coherent techniques, and questions of phase-coherent detection with perfect reference signals and with noisy reference signals. The design of one-way and two-way phase-coherent communication systems is considered, giving attention to the optimal design of single-channel systems, the design of two-channel systems, and the design of multichannel systems. Other topics explored include the design and the performance of phase-coherent systems preceded by band-pass limiters, symbol synchronization and its effects on data detection, noncoherent communication over the Gaussian channel, and tracking loops with improved performance.

  19. Naval Supply Systems Command: Data Administration Planning and Implementation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-03-01

    information systems and applications to meet specific needs. This approach resulted in an amalgam of stand-alone systems. Today these aging systems...Design Phase. The Core Module also includes a life-cycle- phase partition facility. It provides the user with the capability to construct partitions in the...IRD that correspond to the life-cycle-phases. Every user operates in an IRD-view, and each IRD-view relates to a partition . Each IRD- partition

  20. NASIS data base management system - IBM 360/370 OS MVT implementation. 5: Retrieval command system reference manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    The retrieval command subsystem reference manual for the NASA Aerospace Safety Information System (NASIS) is presented. The output oriented classification of retrieval commands provides the user with the ability to review a set of data items for verification or inspection as a typewriter or CRT terminal and to print a set of data on a remote printer. Predefined and user-definable data formatting are available for both output media.

  1. A Management Information System for Bare Base Civil Engineering Commanders

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-09-01

    initial beddown stage. The purpose of this research was to determine the feasibility of developing a microcomputer based management information system (MIS...the software best suited to synthesize four of the categories into a prototype field MIS. Keyword: Management information system , Bare bases, Civil engineering, Data bases, Information retrieval.

  2. Intelligent Systems and Advanced User Interfaces for Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Command Management Systems

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    Mitchell, Christine M.

    1998-01-01

    Historically Command Management Systems (CMS) have been large, expensive, spacecraft-specific software systems that were costly to build, operate, and maintain. Current and emerging hardware, software, and user interface technologies may offer an opportunity to facilitate the initial formulation and design of a spacecraft-specific CMS as well as a to develop a more generic or a set of core components for CMS systems. Current MOC (mission operations center) hardware and software include Unix workstations, the C/C++ and Java programming languages, and X and Java window interfaces representations. This configuration provides the power and flexibility to support sophisticated systems and intelligent user interfaces that exploit state-of-the-art technologies in human-machine systems engineering, decision making, artificial intelligence, and software engineering. One of the goals of this research is to explore the extent to which technologies developed in the research laboratory can be productively applied in a complex system such as spacecraft command management. Initial examination of some of the issues in CMS design and operation suggests that application of technologies such as intelligent planning, case-based reasoning, design and analysis tools from a human-machine systems engineering point of view (e.g., operator and designer models) and human-computer interaction tools, (e.g., graphics, visualization, and animation), may provide significant savings in the design, operation, and maintenance of a spacecraft-specific CMS as well as continuity for CMS design and development across spacecraft with varying needs. The savings in this case is in software reuse at all stages of the software engineering process.

  3. New information technology tools for a medical command system for mass decontamination.

    PubMed

    Fuse, Akira; Okumura, Tetsu; Hagiwara, Jun; Tanabe, Tomohide; Fukuda, Reo; Masuno, Tomohiko; Mimura, Seiji; Yamamoto, Kaname; Yokota, Hiroyuki

    2013-06-01

    In a mass decontamination during a nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) response, the capability to command, control, and communicate is crucial for the proper flow of casualties at the scene and their subsequent evacuation to definitive medical facilities. Information Technology (IT) tools can be used to strengthen medical control, command, and communication during such a response. Novel IT tools comprise a vehicle-based, remote video camera and communication network systems. During an on-site verification event, an image from a remote video camera system attached to the personal protective garment of a medical responder working in the warm zone was transmitted to the on-site Medical Commander for aid in decision making. Similarly, a communication network system was used for personnel at the following points: (1) the on-site Medical Headquarters; (2) the decontamination hot zone; (3) an on-site coordination office; and (4) a remote medical headquarters of a local government office. A specially equipped, dedicated vehicle was used for the on-site medical headquarters, and facilitated the coordination with other agencies. The use of these IT tools proved effective in assisting with the medical command and control of medical resources and patient transport decisions during a mass-decontamination exercise, but improvements are required to overcome transmission delays and camera direction settings, as well as network limitations in certain areas.

  4. Collaborative air/ground command and control for responsive persistent ISR operations using unmanned systems

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    Ordower, Rick; Dixon, Lee; Lynch, Nick

    2010-04-01

    "The foundation for integrating ISR planning and direction is the information network, including the appropriate ISR services and applications oriented toward the [commanders] needs. By combining global visibility of available information and intelligence needs with the tools to maximize platform/sensor/target management, the network will improve efficiency and maximize persistence. Inherent within this concept is the idea of integrating and synchronizing a mix of sensing systems and platforms rather than relying on a single system. The second concept embedded within this concept is the ability to capture the activity/information as it occurs rather than forensically reconstructing after the fact. This requires the ability for the [commander] to adjust collection priorities of the entire collection suite to a level appropriate to the activity of interest. Individual sensors, platforms and exploitation nodes will become more efficient as part of an integrated system. Implementing this fully integrated ISR Enterprise will result in improved persistence, and ultimately better ISR for the warfighter."[3] Over the last 6 years, SAIC has been working with CERDEC and AMRDEC to introduce Battle Command aids supporting (semi) autonomous execution and collaboration of unmanned assets. This paper presents an operational context and a distributed command and control architecture aiming to reduce workload and increase Persistent ISR effectiveness. This architecture has been implemented and demonstrated in field tests and as part of FY'09 C4ISR OTM testbed.

  5. M1A2 tank commander's independent thermal viewer optics: system engineering perspective

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    Ratcliff, David D.

    1993-08-01

    As successful as the M1A1 Abrams tank was in the Gulf War, a program has been under way for several years to improve and modernize the M1A1 to keep pace with new threats and to take advantage of new technology. This program has resulted in the M1A2 upgrade program which significantly improves the survivability and lethality of the tank. First, the point-to-point wiring and analog signal processing was replaced with digital processing and control with a modern, aircraft-style digital data bus. Additional command and control aspects of the upgrade greatly improved the situational awareness of the M1A2 commander. Finally, an additional thermal imaging system was added for the commander. This system, the M1A2 Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) is the topic of the following paper, which details the design from a system engineering perspective, and a companion paper that presents the optical design perspective.

  6. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) Interactive Database.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1995-09-01

    Systems Acquisition Manager’s Guide for the Use of Models and Simulation developed by Colonel Laut K Piplani , Lt Colonel Joseph G. Mercer, and Lt...Lalit K Piplani , Lt Colonel Joseph G. Mercer, and Lt Colonel Richard O. Roop, Systems Acquisition Manager’s Guide for the Use of Models and Simulation...Perkinson, Richard C. Data Analysis: The Key to Data Base Design. Wellesley MA: QED Information Sciences, Inc., 1984. 17. Piplani , Col Lalit K . Lt Col

  7. Command and Functional Analysis of the Intelligence Systems Architecture Assessment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-06-01

    Tactical Data System ( TDS ) * Tactical Infotnw Proce=in System (TIPS){ * Radar Display Grou (RDG) * Improved Integated Tactical Amphibious Warfare...Q-88(V) - Flag Data Diplay Symtm (FDDS) * Abom Tac"ia DAta $)wten (A TDS ) * Sho~bowd MTfACCS Imjacea Contrler (SMIC) 9. OPTIONAL SYSMMS EMPLOYED: M I...Lidi Sodm MAknr Fadlt, *ANfl3Q103.a - Rdi Skwl Modsoft Set£Radio Buk Pkxmbk Epl SIIR a0-TemPotblomatend)in yse (PF)sm auoAN/Pd-1 emPral ieto FnigSi TD

  8. Modelling a Combat Vehicle Commander with an Expert System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-04-01

    West Point, N.Y. 1979 o ELECTE 1 Submitted to the Computer Science Advisory flL iiW Committee and the Faculty of the Graduate U School of the University ...system at Stanford University in the mid 1970’s. The MYCIN system was designed to assist doctors in diagnosing a patient with a bacterial infection...reasoning process is that it consumes memory and micro-processors at a prodigious rate. In fact, the few working applications require parellel

  9. Naval Sea Systems Command Logistic Support Analysis Implementation Procedures.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    203.2.6 - Unique System Drivers 203.2.7 - Updates 203-2.8 -Risks and Assumptions 1-2 • Task 204 Technological Opportunities 204.2.1 - Recommended Design...to be emulated. New 0 technology is assessed to determine its applicability to the ship or system/equipment under development. Later, as design...Specify 203.2.3 203.2.4 203.2.5 203.2.6 203.2.8 NO Disregard 9. Has new technology (hardware or software) been assessed? YES Can it be used? YES Specify

  10. Doing Business with the Naval Air Systems Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-08-13

    PRECISION APPROACH & LANDING SYSTEM (JPALS) • E -2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE (AHE) • EA-6B ICAP-III • EA-18G AIRBORNE ELECTRONIC ATTACK • F/A-18E/F...ARRESTING GEAR • ALR-67(V)3 ADVANCED SPECIAL RECEIVER (ASR) • E -6B MERCURY BLOCK 1 MOD • F/A-18 IRST ACAT III • EA-6B ALQ-99 LOW BAND...CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS E -6B MERCURY PMA272 ADVANCED TACTICAL AIRCRAFT PROTECTION SYSTEMS ALR67(V)2 ADV SPECIAL RECEIVER AAR-47

  11. Air Commando Intel: Optimizing Specialization Training for Air Force Special Operations Command Intelligence Officers

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-01

    Corporate knowledge” regarding organizations, missions, professional contacts, and “ lingo ” is often no longer relevant upon reassignment and this knowledge...pertains to organizations, “ lingo ,” and the supported weapons system capabilities, must be re-learned at each new assignment. This chapter is intended

  12. Overcoming Resistance: Developing an Influence Strategy for the Joint Force Commander

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-05-13

    Complexity” http://comops.org/publications.php (accessed December 7, 2009), 9. 18 Sociologist Niklas Luhmann , they developed what is known as the...receiver know about each other, the less likely they will understand each other. This is why Niklas Luhmann believes social systems based on communications...the techniques of information saturation of an audience. 50 Luhmann theories concentrate

  13. Spiritually Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the 21st Century

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-04-01

    their value system, building self esteem , understanding their place in the world and relationships with others, organizations, the environment, and... religiosity , and religiosity as the way to achieve these super- sensible realities. It is useful to differentiate between these two terms in that... Religiosity generally refers to participation in an organized religion. Spirituality, on the other hand, refers to the quality of the relationship

  14. Enhancing Command and Control (C2) Assessment through Semantic Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    common databases for targeting and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) information.9 7 Dr. Williamson...The Semantic Assessment Engine (SAE) is the resulting actualization of the approach outlined above; it is a system designed to implement semantic...assessment engine . Other components include the application server, database , web services, and the user interface. Although these components play a

  15. Open Systems Architecture for Command, Control and Communications

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-07-01

    Navy needs to depart from adapting to Tactical Digital Standards (TADSTANDS) and adopt the evolving international standards. 17 Current Navy policy...TADSTANDs establish standard...." TACTICAL DIGITAL STANDARDS (TADSTANDs) TADSTAND A - Definitions TADSTAND B - Hardware Standards (Grey Boxes) TADSTAND C...Intelligence Information Exchange Subsystem TADIXS - Tactical Data Information Exchange System TADSTANDS - Tactical Digital Standards TCP/IP - Transmission

  16. A Spoken Dialogue System for Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-10-01

    such as the inventory of vowels and consonants. An example of an acoustic feature, recognised by a phone model, is voicing; that is, the difference...standard orthography (that is, writing system) for a given language; possibly accompanied by confidence scores, part-of- speech and prosodic

  17. Decision Support Systems for Operational Level Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-04-30

    will accord the extant materiel is the Soviet automated troop control system. Soviet automated troop control, Automatizirovannaya sistema upravleniya...military operations. 45 For amore detaled explanation of the PERT technique, refer to Chqter 13 of CGSC Student Text 25-1, Resource Plmnina and

  18. Command Assessment Team Survey System (CATSYS): User Guide

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-12-01

    D escription of the System and U ser G uide ..................................................................... 1 O verview...be members of any of the groups listed in the previous item.) 1. No, not Spanish/Hispanic 2. Yes, Mexican, Chicano , Mexican-American 3. Yes, Puerto

  19. School Crisis Teams within an Incident Command System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nickerson, Amanda B.; Brock, Stephen E.; Reeves, Melissa A.

    2006-01-01

    Despite the increasing attention given to the need for schools to be prepared to respond in a variety of crisis situations, there is a lack of information about how to coordinate with multiple agencies following a crisis. This article describes the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's (2004) National Incident Management System and its Incident…

  20. A framework for the Subaru Telescope observation control system based on the command design pattern

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jeschke, Eric; Bon, Bruce; Inagaki, Takeshi; Streeper, Sam

    2008-08-01

    Subaru Telescope is developing a second-generation Observation Control System that specifically addresses some of the deficiencies of the current Subaru OCS. One area of concern is better extensibility: the current system uses a custom language for implementing commands with a complex macro processing subsystem written in C. It is laborious to improve the language and awkward for scientists to extend and use standard programming techniques. Our Generation 2 OCS provides a lightweight, object-oriented task framework based on the Command design pattern. The framework provides a base task class that abstracts services for processing status and other common infrastructure activities. Upon this are built and provided a set of "atomic" tasks for telescope and instrument commands. A set of "container" tasks based on common sequential and concurrent command processing paradigms is also included. Since all tasks share the same exact interface, it is straightforward to build up compound tasks by plugging simple tasks into container tasks and container tasks into other containers, and so forth. In this way various advanced astronomical workflows can be readily created, with well controlled behaviors. In addition, since tasks are written in Python, it is easy for astronomers to subclass and extend the standard observatory tasks with their own custom extensions and behaviors, in a high-level, full-featured programming language. In this talk we will provide an overview of the task framework design and present preliminary results on the use of the framework during two separate engineering runs.

  1. History of the Army Ground Forces. Study Number 25. The Airborne Command and Center

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1946-01-01

    table was prepared and a system for air- groi -nd commincation provided in the form of visual- sig- nals - flares, coded panele, wroke, etc. - no radio...coordination, lack of at least average athletic ability, history of painful arches, recurrent knes and ankle injuries, recent fractures, old fractures...with defority, pain or limitation of motion, rtcurrent dislocations, recent severe illneso, operation or chronic diease.14 As the effective work of

  2. Air Force Logistics Command DCS/Materiel Management 1988-9 Master Plan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-10-01

    and the Stock Control and Distribution (SC&D) systems. We think this plan is energetic and challenging; we hope we’re up to the challenge. We welcome...n IM ATERIEPIEAE’ALYS40 JA 03 VN Appzove- AD-TE WfGISTrll" £ NA DIVXSIM CFtNAg ANALYIS ac wlmim.1988 MASTER PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION...1 WORKLOAD PRIORITY ................................ 2 PRODUCTIVITY REPORT .............................. 2 MASTER PLAN SUBJECT AREAS

  3. DNA SCILS Program (Survivable Command Information and Liaison System).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-05-30

    approach was made possible by the use of a "communication front end" architecture in which chan- % nel access is controlled by a single board computer (SBC...Although % the Single Board Computer was developed and tested in the lab, it was not used on any of the 91D exercises or tests. RS 232 wire... single - board computer , with interface circuitry that permits direct connection to the communications systems. (This latter approach has not been

  4. Overview of Doing Business with SPAWAR Systems Command (SPAWAR)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-08-22

    choice for services § Caps on pass-through costs, labor escalation, and fee/ profit § Streamlined evaluation process § Web portal for electronic...Opportunities 1. Requirements Office: Joint Program Manager - Information Systems (JPMIS) 2. Joint Effects Model (JEM) Increment 1 Sustainment 3...executable with Current Contract Staffing Levels § Confusing to Industry § Previous Strategy based on old organizational model ▼ What is new

  5. 2006 Marine Corps Systems Command Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-04-14

    WIN” Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel Baltimore, Maryland April 13 - 14, 2006 Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry 2006 MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS...Planning Briefing to Industry Day April 13 - 14, 2006, at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel , Baltimore, Maryland. The MCSC has not had an...or operations officers will be manning the displays. They will be able to answer questions and make appointments. This kiosk will be giving out MCSC

  6. Cold war historic properties of the 21st Space Wing Air Force Space Command

    SciTech Connect

    Hoffecker, J.F.; Whorton, M.; Buechler, C.R.

    1996-03-01

    A Legacy-funded inventory and evaluation of facilities dating to the Cold War era was conducted for the USAF 21{sup ST} Space Wing (AFSPC). The mission of the Wing includes early warning of missile launches and detection and tracking of space objects. The political and military strategic context for these facilities was developed through an overview of Cold War history, subdivided into four major periods: (1) origins of the conflict, (2) confrontation and crisis, (3) sustained superpower balance based on mutual deterrence, and (4) renewed confrontation and collapse of the Soviet Union. The enormous importance of early warning systems in maintaining the balance of power between the USA and the Soviet Union is discussed in more detail as a subset of the general context of the Cold War history to provide additional background for evaluating the 21{sup ST} Space Wing systems. In addition, a history of each installation was prepared and placed in the context of the broader history of the Cold War. For instance, the effort to develop a credible nuclear threat in the early 1950s is represented by the construction of Thule AB as a forward bomber base in 1951. The growing concern with a Soviet ICBM threat in the late 1950s is reflected in the construction of BMEWS at Thule AB and Clear AS during 1958-1961. Development of an antiballistic missile (ABM) system, subsequently abandoned during the 1970s, is represented by the Safeguard System at Cavalier AS. The U.S. response to the Soviet submarine-launched missile capability during the 1970s is embodied in the deployment of phased-array radar systems to cover the ocean flanks of North America at Cape Cod AS (and later at Eldorado AS). The establishment of AFSPC at Peterson AFB in 1982 reflects the increased strategic importance of space in the later phases of the Cold War. A set of recommendations regarding NRHP eligibility and management of Cold War historic properties was developed as part of the inventory.

  7. Human-Centered Command and Control of Future Autonomous Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-01

    tootlfNictf’rTorwldoimiNn~ risl!.ondwd. 0 l..:ntif COftloM (la.’__,oa’lleOI) Human Supervised .~ ... Usoe •ftKftiiiHnSOf!O~teforMfiSOf :::~=or=,:~::r~oc...Klein, G., Woods, D. D., Bradshaw, J. M., Hoffman, R. R., & Feltovich, P. J. (2004). Ten challenges for making automation a “team player” in joint...human-agent activity. Intelligent Systems, IEEE, 19, 91- 95. Larkin, J., & Simon, H. (1987).Why a diagram is (sometimes) worth ten thousand words

  8. Study of Cargo Management System of the Military Sealift Command,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-01-01

    accounting for the time of MSC controlled vessels and for the bunkers they burn. The Unit Level Billing System (by which is meant all 20 series computer...2 -l 1 1 IV.7.2-2 ___________ COMNACT F SNIPPING ORDER NO. SIA NO. CA NO. j _ _,_ STYPEum ’C CONTAINERIZED SERY NE CL SNIPMENT$ CONTENTS VAN M...wq, . _57,535 38,i V- I A 9. , clI ඒ PIELIMIKARY F E ESTIMATE/ WRKSlEET FIGURE IV.7.2-2 (continued) I 110 MSC" AC 77 1 22 (9-78) IGI DOC. NIIF

  9. Man in Command Information Processing Systems--A Research Program,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1963-07-01

    7AD-AO?9172 ARM PERSONEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON C F/6 5/2 𔄃 AMY N MAN INFMA NRCS NSYTM-REECHPORTCUI JUL. 63 5 RI OELUNCLASSIFIED APORSAC TD...34N U4’A lAff 𔃻 or C J" I IN COWt4AD 1ORMATIONjROCESSING SYS RESEAARCH -POGRAM, 16 L mour/Ringelj j Submitted by Joseph Zeidner Chief, Support Systems...Ringel, S., and Hammer, C . H. Information assimilation from alpha- numeric displays--amount and density of information (in press). Ringel, S., and Smith

  10. Intelligent command and control systems for satellite ground operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mitchell, Christine M.

    1994-01-01

    The Georgia Tech portion of the Intelligent Control Center project includes several complementary activities. Two major activities entail thesis level research; the other activities are either support activities or preliminary explorations (e.g., task analyses) to support the research. The first research activity is the development of principles for the design of active interfaces to support monitoring during real-time supports. It is well known that as the operator's task becomes less active, i.e., more monitoring and less active control, there is concern that the operator will be less involved and less able to rapidly identify anomalous or failure situations. The research project to design active monitoring interfaces is an attempt to remediate this undesirable side-effect of increasingly automated control systems that still depend ultimately on operator supervision. The second research activity is the exploration of the use of case-based reasoning as a way to accumulate operator experience and make it available in computational form.

  11. Review of Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Tools for Verifying Command and Control Software

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Aguilar, Michael L.; Bonanne, Kevin H.; Favretto, Jeffrey A.; Jackson, Maddalena M.; Jones, Stephanie L.; Mackey, Ryan M.; Sarrel, Marc A.; Simpson, Kimberly A.

    2014-01-01

    The Exploration Systems Development (ESD) Standing Review Board (SRB) requested the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) conduct an independent review of the plan developed by Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) for identifying models and emulators to create a tool(s) to verify their command and control software. The NESC was requested to identify any issues or weaknesses in the GSDO plan. This document contains the outcome of the NESC review.

  12. Including the Human Element in Design of Command and Control Decision Support Systems: The KOALAS Concept

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-03-26

    in Design of Command and Control Decision Support Systems: The KOALAS Concept CDR RODNEY A. COLTON, USIR-R Naval Research Science & Technology Program... Koalas Concept 62234N 6. AUTHOR(S) Rodney A. Colton and Robert H. Ganze 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) and ADORESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION...system can be made by improving the efficiency of information exchange between the DM and the suoport systermJ. The KOALAS arcnitecture has been shown

  13. The automated command transmission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Inoue, Y.; Satoh, S.

    A technique for automated command transmission (ACT) to GEO-stationed satellites is presented. The system is intended for easing the command center workload. The ACT system determines the relation of the commands to on-board units, connects the telemetry with on-board units, defines the control path on the spacecraft, identifies the correspondence of back-up units to primary units, and ascertains sunlight or eclipse conditions. The system also has the address of satellite and command decoders, the ID and content for the mission command sequence, group and inhibit codes, a listing of all available commands, and restricts the data to a command sequence. Telemetry supplies data for automated problem correction. All other missions operations are terminated during system recovery data processing after a crash. The ACT system is intended for use with the GMS spacecraft.

  14. Suitability of Agent Technology for Military Command and Control in the Future Combat System Environment

    SciTech Connect

    Potok, TE

    2003-02-13

    The U.S. Army is faced with the challenge of dramatically improving its war fighting capability through advanced technologies. Any new technology must provide significant improvement over existing technologies, yet be reliable enough to provide a fielded system. The focus of this paper is to assess the novelty and maturity of agent technology for use in the Future Combat System (FCS). The FCS concept represents the U.S. Army's ''mounted'' form of the Objective Force. This concept of vehicles, communications, and weaponry is viewed as a ''system of systems'' which includes net-centric command and control (C{sup 2}) capabilities. This networked C{sup 2} is an important transformation from the historically centralized, or platform-based, C{sup 2} function since a centralized command architecture may become a decision-making and execution bottleneck, particularly as the pace of war accelerates. A mechanism to ensure an effective network-centric C{sup 2} capacity (combining intelligence gathering and analysis available at lower levels in the military hierarchy) is needed. Achieving a networked C{sup 2} capability will require breakthroughs in current software technology. Many have proposed the use of agent technology as a potential solution. Agents are an emerging technology, and it is not yet clear whether it is suitable for addressing the networked C{sup 2} challenge, particularly in satisfying battlespace scalability, mobility, and security expectations. We have developed a set of software requirements for FCS based on military requirements for this system. We have then evaluated these software requirements against current computer science technology. This analysis provides a set of limitations in the current technology when applied to the FCS challenge. Agent technology is compared against this set of limitations to provide a means of assessing the novelty of agent technology in an FCS environment. From this analysis we find that existing technologies will not

  15. Design of an all-attitude flight control system to execute commanded bank angles and angles of attack

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burgin, G. H.; Eggleston, D. M.

    1976-01-01

    A flight control system for use in air-to-air combat simulation was designed. The input to the flight control system are commanded bank angle and angle of attack, the output are commands to the control surface actuators such that the commanded values will be achieved in near minimum time and sideslip is controlled to remain small. For the longitudinal direction, a conventional linear control system with gains scheduled as a function of dynamic pressure is employed. For the lateral direction, a novel control system, consisting of a linear portion for small bank angle errors and a bang-bang control system for large errors and error rates is employed.

  16. Limiting vibration in systems with constant amplitude actuators through command preshaping. M.S Thesis - MIT

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rogers, Keith Eric

    1994-01-01

    The basic concepts of command preshaping were taken and adapted to the framework of systems with constant amplitude (on-off) actuators. In this context, pulse sequences were developed which help to attenuate vibration in flexible systems with high robustness to errors in frequency identification. Sequences containing impulses of different magnitudes were approximated by sequences containing pulses of different durations. The effects of variation in pulse width on this approximation were examined. Sequences capable of minimizing loads induced in flexible systems during execution of commands were also investigated. The usefulness of these techniques in real-world situations was verified by application to a high fidelity simulation of the space shuttle. Results showed that constant amplitude preshaping techniques offer a substantial improvement in vibration reduction over both the standard and upgraded shuttle control methods and may be mission enabling for use of the shuttle with extremely massive payloads.

  17. Documenting CIAO: the command-line and web-based help system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Burke, D. J.; Fruscione, A.; Galle, E.; Milaszewski, R. M.; Stawarz, C.

    2006-07-01

    The Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software system provides a large number of programs and libraries for analyzing N-dimensional data sets. The software can be used on both the command line and from GUIs and encompasses a broad range of capabilities, from small, simple, programs up to long-running interactive environments. On-line help for all the software components is provided by the ASCHelp library and ahelp command-line tool, with the help text itself stored using XML. The flexibility of the system allows the CIAO tools to provide context-sensitive information and powerful search queries. The use of XML as a file format makes it easy to convert the documentation to HTML, so that it can be added to the CIAO web site, and to extract useful meta data for the Content Management System we use to maintain and update the web site.

  18. New magnetic command system for a 200-kA circuit breaker with 10-mus current transfer time.

    PubMed

    Baget, R; Rioux-Damidau, F

    1979-04-01

    We present improvements of the previously described command system of a 200-kA circuit breaker with 10-mus current transfer time. It uses the magnetic pressure produced by a high-current pulse sent through two flat conductors instead of a coaxial circuit. The necessary command current is cut in half and the standoff voltage is higher.

  19. The Integration of COTS/GOTS within NASA's HST Command and Control System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pfarr, Thomas; Reis, James E.; Obenschain, Arthur F. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    NASA's mission critical Hubble Space Telescope (HST) command and control system has been re-engineered with COTS/GOTS and minimal custom code. This paper focuses on the design of this new HST Control Center System (CCS) and the lessons learned throughout its development. CCS currently utilizes 31 COTS/GOTS products with an additional 12 million lines of custom glueware code; the new CCS exceeds the capabilities of the original system while significantly reducing the lines of custom code by more than 50%. The lifecycle of COTS/GOTS products will be examined including the pack-age selection process, evaluation process, and integration process. The advantages, disadvantages, issues, concerns, and lessons teamed for integrating COTS/GOTS into the NASA's mission critical HST CCS will be examined in detail. Command and control systems designed with traditional custom code development efforts will be compared with command and control systems designed with new development techniques relying heavily on COTS/COTS integration. This paper will reveal the many hidden costs of COTS/GOTS solutions when compared to traditional custom code development efforts; this paper will show the high cost of COTS/GOTS solutions including training expenses, consulting fees, and long-term maintenance expenses.

  20. The Integration of COTS/GOTS within NASA's HST Command and Control System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pfarr, Thomas; Reis, James E.; Obenschain, Arthur F. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    NASA's mission critical Hubble Space Telescope (HST) command and control system has been re-engineered with COTS/GOTS and minimal custom code. This paper focuses on the design of this new HST Control Center System (CCS) and the lessons learned throughout its development. CCS currently utilizes 31 COTS/GOTS products with an additional 12 million lines of custom glueware code; the new CCS exceeds the capabilities of the original system while significantly reducing the lines of custom code by more than 50%. The lifecycle of COTS/GOTS products will be examined including the pack-age selection process, evaluation process, and integration process. The advantages, disadvantages, issues, concerns, and lessons teamed for integrating COTS/GOTS into the NASA's mission critical HST CCS will be examined in detail. Command and control systems designed with traditional custom code development efforts will be compared with command and control systems designed with new development techniques relying heavily on COTS/COTS integration. This paper will reveal the many hidden costs of COTS/GOTS solutions when compared to traditional custom code development efforts; this paper will show the high cost of COTS/GOTS solutions including training expenses, consulting fees, and long-term maintenance expenses.

  1. Modeling the data systems role of the scientist (for the NEEDS Command and Control Task)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hei, D. J., Jr.; Winter, W. J., Jr.; Brookes, R.; Locke, M.

    1981-01-01

    Research was conducted into the command and control activities of the scientists for five space missions: International Ultraviolet Explorer, Solar Maximum Mission, International Sun-Earth Explorer, High-Energy Astronomy Observatory 1, and Atmospheric Explorer 5. A basis for developing a generalized description of the scientists' activities was obtained. Because of this characteristic, it was decided that a series of flowcharts would be used. This set of flowcharts constitutes a model of the scientists' activities within the total data system. The model was developed through three levels of detail. The first is general and provides a conceptual framework for discussing the system. The second identifies major functions and should provide a fundamental understanding of the scientists' command and control activities. The third level expands the major functions into a more detailed description.

  2. A Basis for a Command, Control and Communications (C3) System Architecture for the Argentine Army

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-03-01

    System Architecture for the Argentine Army by Juan Carlos Maidana Major, Argentine Army Ingeniero Militar, Escuela Superior Tecnica, Buenos Aires...warfare (IEW), and combat service support (CSS). These proc- esses are automated or manual , and they are designed to support the internal technical mission...documents used to regulate command and control actixities within the Army up to that moment were the following: * The manual "Organization and Functioning of

  3. Deployable Command and Control System for Over the Horizon Small Boat Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-09-01

    contact with ESRI support facilities. b. After the DNC is copied to the local machine, you can proceed to add it to the geodatabase . This is...accomplished, ArcIMS Designer can be used to build the web site which uses the service to deliver the .axl files ( ESRI , Getting Started 38 with ArcIMS...is a prototype system designed to facilitate Command and Control during over the horizon small boat operations. It is designed to allow small boats

  4. Function Requirements for Combat Engineer Command and Control in the Maneuver Control System.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-07-01

    Young, Charles E. Herrin, Jr., and CPT Roger A. Gerber , Combat Engineer Mission Management Module (CEM ), Volume II: Engineer Task Algorithm Reference...and status (Green, Amber , Red)-- . Corps main CP * Corps TAC CP * Corps rear CP * Sep Bde/ACR main CP * Sep Bde/ACR TAC CP • Div main CP * Div TAC CP...use green, amber , and red colors as condition and status indicators. 1. Pacing items-- . Top five systems the commander wishes to track. 2. Support

  5. Additional Actions Can Improve Naval Air Systems Command’s Use of Undefinitized Contractual Actions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-08

    unlimited 13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT Same as Report (SAR) 18...Naval Air Systems Command officials did not consistently comply with statutory and DoD requirements for managing undefinitized contractual actions...considered management comments on a draft of the report in preparing the final report. DoD Directive 7650.3 requires that recommendations be resolved

  6. 13. SAC command center, weather center, underground structure, building 501, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    13. SAC command center, weather center, underground structure, building 501, undated - Offutt Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command Headquarters & Command Center, Command Center, 901 SAC Boulevard, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  7. Mobile range control center/range safety command destruct and real-time instantaneous impact prediction system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hudson, Sandra Merritt

    1997-01-01

    The mobile range control center/range safety command destruct and real time instantaneous impact prediction system (MRCCS), designed for launching sounding rockets and expendable launch vehicles, is described. The MRCCS provides mission control and range safety support for remote launch sites and is equipped with telemetry and radar data acquisition systems, real time data computation systems, range safety display systems, and command destruct transmitters.

  8. The Hospital Incident Command System: Modified Model for Hospitals in Iran

    PubMed Central

    Djalali, Ahmadreza; Hosseinijenab, Vahid; Peyravi, Mahmoudreza; Nekoei-Moghadam, Mahmood; Hosseini, Bashir; Schoenthal, Lisa; Koenig, Kristi L.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Effectiveness of hospital management of disasters requires a well-defined and rehearsed system. The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), as a standardized method for command and control, was established in Iranian hospitals, but it has performed fairly during disaster exercises. This paper describes the process for, and modifications to HICS undertaken to optimize disaster management in hospitals in Iran. Methods: In 2013, a group of 11 subject matter experts participated in an expert consensus modified Delphi to develop modifications to the 2006 version of HICS. Results: The following changes were recommended by the expert panel and subsequently implemented: 1) A Quality Control Officer was added to the Command group; 2) Security was defined as a new section; 3) Infrastructure and Business Continuity Branches were moved from the Operations Section to the Logistics and the Administration Sections, respectively; and 4) the Planning Section was merged within the Finance/Administration Section. Conclusion: An expert consensus group developed a modified HICS that is more feasible to implement given the managerial organization of hospitals in Iran. This new model may enhance hospital performance in managing disasters. Additional studies are needed to test the feasibility and efficacy of the modified HICS in Iran, both during simulations and actual disasters. This process may be a useful model for other countries desiring to improve disaster incident management systems for their hospitals. PMID:25905024

  9. Automatic force balance calibration system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ferris, Alice T. (Inventor)

    1995-01-01

    A system for automatically calibrating force balances is provided. The invention uses a reference balance aligned with the balance being calibrated to provide superior accuracy while minimizing the time required to complete the calibration. The reference balance and the test balance are rigidly attached together with closely aligned moment centers. Loads placed on the system equally effect each balance, and the differences in the readings of the two balances can be used to generate the calibration matrix for the test balance. Since the accuracy of the test calibration is determined by the accuracy of the reference balance and current technology allows for reference balances to be calibrated to within +/-0.05% the entire system has an accuracy of +/-0.2%. The entire apparatus is relatively small and can be mounted on a movable base for easy transport between test locations. The system can also accept a wide variety of reference balances, thus allowing calibration under diverse load and size requirements.

  10. Automatic force balance calibration system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ferris, Alice T. (Inventor)

    1996-01-01

    A system for automatically calibrating force balances is provided. The invention uses a reference balance aligned with the balance being calibrated to provide superior accuracy while minimizing the time required to complete the calibration. The reference balance and the test balance are rigidly attached together with closely aligned moment centers. Loads placed on the system equally effect each balance, and the differences in the readings of the two balances can be used to generate the calibration matrix for the test balance. Since the accuracy of the test calibration is determined by the accuracy of the reference balance and current technology allows for reference balances to be calibrated to within .+-.0.05%, the entire system has an accuracy of a .+-.0.2%. The entire apparatus is relatively small and can be mounted on a movable base for easy transport between test locations. The system can also accept a wide variety of reference balances, thus allowing calibration under diverse load and size requirements.

  11. Supporting command and control training functions in the emergency management domain using cognitive systems engineering.

    PubMed

    Ntuen, Celestine A; Balogun, Obafemi; Boyle, Edward; Turner, Amy

    The design and implementation of MERMAIDS, a computer-based training system in the domain of emergency command and control, is described. The research investigates the use of cognitive systems engineering and information management tools for modelling and representing training knowledge of emergency system operators. We propose a decision-centric human-computer interface as a new method of supporting computer-based modelling in the domain of emergency systems. Several interacting themes in information management relevant to emergency response planning are discussed.

  12. Application of symbolic processing to command and control: An Advanced Information Presentation System. Volume 1: Overview

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    Zdybel, F.; Gibbons, J.; Greenfeld, N.; Yonke, M.

    1981-08-01

    This report describes the work performed in the second year of the three-year contract to explore the application of symbolic processing to command and control (C2); specifically, the graphics interface between the C2 user and a complex C2 decision support system. In Volume 1, the goals and approaches used in the design of the prototype system, AIPS (Advanced Information Presentation System), are discussed, as well as the year's efforts to extend the prototype. An overview of the current AIPS system is also provided.

  13. What is Combatant Command?

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    1993-06-04

    the leadership of a civilian Secretary and established the co-equal Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. In 1949 Congress ammended the National...a single Service force commander ( 1st CAV DIV functioning as the theater reserve), a Joint Task Force used to conduct a noncombatant evacuation of

  14. A Systems Modeling Approach for Risk Management of Command File Errors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Meshkat, Leila

    2012-01-01

    The main cause of commanding errors is often (but not always) due to procedures. Either lack of maturity in the processes, incompleteness of requirements or lack of compliance to these procedures. Other causes of commanding errors include lack of understanding of system states, inadequate communication, and making hasty changes in standard procedures in response to an unexpected event. In general, it's important to look at the big picture prior to making corrective actions. In the case of errors traced back to procedures, considering the reliability of the process as a metric during its' design may help to reduce risk. This metric is obtained by using data from Nuclear Industry regarding human reliability. A structured method for the collection of anomaly data will help the operator think systematically about the anomaly and facilitate risk management. Formal models can be used for risk based design and risk management. A generic set of models can be customized for a broad range of missions.

  15. A Systems Modeling Approach for Risk Management of Command File Errors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Meshkat, Leila

    2012-01-01

    The main cause of commanding errors is often (but not always) due to procedures. Either lack of maturity in the processes, incompleteness of requirements or lack of compliance to these procedures. Other causes of commanding errors include lack of understanding of system states, inadequate communication, and making hasty changes in standard procedures in response to an unexpected event. In general, it's important to look at the big picture prior to making corrective actions. In the case of errors traced back to procedures, considering the reliability of the process as a metric during its' design may help to reduce risk. This metric is obtained by using data from Nuclear Industry regarding human reliability. A structured method for the collection of anomaly data will help the operator think systematically about the anomaly and facilitate risk management. Formal models can be used for risk based design and risk management. A generic set of models can be customized for a broad range of missions.

  16. Gulf War Air Power Survey. Volume 1. Planning and Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-01-01

    Multiple Sclerosis Society Adm. Huntington Hardisty (USN. Retired) Center for Naval Analyses Dr. Richard H. Kohn The University of North Carolina at...of priorities for thee subordinate tasks, particularly if they are to be sequenced or if resours are limited, and an established system of command and...leadership targets; command and control systems ; ROPC (Republican Guard Force Command) forces; telecommunications facilities; and key elements of the

  17. Systems Engineering for Air Force C3I Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-01-01

    filll11111111 ff I!’ 14. SUBJECT TERMS 15. NUMBER OF PAGES systems engineering, command, control, communications , and 204 intelligence (C3 1), 16. PRICE...activities includes national security matters in the area of command, control, communications , and intelligence (C3 I), as well as civil sys- tem areas for...component discussions such as computers, radars, or communications devices. However, some quotations from the earlier books help to establish what

  18. Posture Statement of General Douglas M. Fraser, United States Air Force Commander, United States Southern Command, Before the 112th Congress House Armed Services Committee

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-03-06

    Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). 3 Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), our key component in detection and monitoring of illicit...food prices, and energy shortages are likely to continue until the government addresses the underlying causes of social turmoil. In Venezuela, 12... social interaction and overall well- being. Outdoor recreation areas have been expanded, and library holdings increased to 25,000 items. Educational

  19. Agent-Based Modeling for Testing and Designing Novel Decentralized Command and Control System Paradigms

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-06-01

    simulation modeling technique that consists of modeling a system from the bottom up, capturing the interactions taking place between the system’s constituent units. Such a bottom up approach enables users to describe and predict emergent phenomena. These include aggregate, system-level behaviors that can be counter-intuitive. Because decentralized command and control (DC2) paradigms can sometimes lead to counter-intuitive phenomena, ABM is the tool of choice to test DC2 and can provide significant insight into the design of DC2

  20. A nonlinear trajectory command generator for a digital flight-control system

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    Cicolani, L. S.; Weissenberger, S.

    1978-01-01

    Operational application of the command generator (CG) was examined in detail in a simulation of a flight control system with the augmentor wing jet STOL research aircraft. The basic repertoire of single axis maneuvers and operational constraints are discussed, and the system behavior is tested on a rigorous STOL approach path and as affected by various approximations in the CG synthesis and types of disturbances found in the operational environment. The simulation results indicate that a satisfactory nonlinear system with general maneuvering capabilities throughout the flight envelope was developed which satisfies the basic design objectives while maintaining a practicable degree of simplicity.

  1. A design proposal of a certain missile tactical command system based on Beidou satellite communication and GPS positioning techniques

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    Ma, Jian; Hao, Yongsheng; Miao, Jian; Zhang, Jianmao

    2007-11-01

    This paper introduced a design proposal of tactical command system that applied to a kind of anti-tank missile carriers. The tactical command system was made up of embedded computer system based on PC104 bus, Linux operating system, digital military map, Beidou satellite communication equipments and GPS positioning equipments. The geographic coordinates was measured by the GPS receiver, the positioning data, commands and information were transmitted real-time between tactical command systems, tactical command systems and command center, by the Beidou satellite communication systems. The Beidou satellite communication equipments and GPS positioning equipments were integrated to an independent module, exchanging data with embedded computer through RS232 serial ports and USB ports. The decision support system software based on information fusion, calculates positioning data, geography information and battle field information synthetically, shows the position of allies and the position of enemy on the military map, and assesses the various threats of different enemy objects, educes a situation assessment and threat assessment.

  2. Exploring the Impact of Fuel Data Acquisition Technology on the USMC Expeditionary Energy Command and Control System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-09-01

    IMPACT OF FUEL DATA ACQUISITION TECHNOLOGY ON THE USMC EXPEDITIONARY ENERGY COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM by Jeremy F. Thomas September 2016...ON THE USMC EXPEDITIONARY ENERGY COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Jeremy F. Thomas 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S...NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Expeditionary Energy Office Headquarters, United States Marine Corps Washington, District of Columbia 10. SPONSORING

  3. Options for improving computing and data system support for HQ USTRANSCOM (Headquarters, US Transportation Command) deployment planning

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-08-01

    The Decision Systems Research Section of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is assisting the Deployment Systems Division of the Headquarters, US Transportation Command (HQ USTRANSCOM) with an evaluation of options for improving the computing and data systems support for deliberate and time-critical joint deployment planning. USTRANSCOM, which is a unified command (i.e., personnel are drawn from all the services), was created in the fall of 1987 to consolidate the functions of the former military transportation operating agencies (the Military Airlift Command, the Military Traffic Management Command, and the Military Sealift Command). An important factor in the creation of USTRANSCOM was the possibility of achieving more efficient joint deployment planning through consolidation of the computing and data systems used by the command's strategic mobility planners and operation center personnel. This report, the third in a series to be produced in the course of ORNL studies for USTRANSCOM, presents options for improving automation support for HQ USTRANSCOM deployment planning. The study covered methods for improving data concepts used in deployment databases, recommendations for extending the life of the Joint Deployment system, and alternatives for integrating HQ USTRANSCOM planning support with systems at MAC, MTMC, and MSC. 36 refs.

  4. Commander’s (Executive officer’s) Guide for Detecting and Deterring Procurement Frauds in Military Unit (Organization) of Armed Forces of Ukraine

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-06-01

    in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Financial control system in Ukrainian Armed Forces is historically based on professional audit. Decentralization of...an internal control system throughout the Ukrainian government including the uniformed services. Conceptually, this system will be based on the U.S...Financial control system in Ukrainian Armed Forces is historically based on professional audit. Decentralization of management and control is a

  5. A WebGIS-based command control system for forest fire fighting

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yang, Jianyu; Ming, Dongping; Zhang, Xiaodong; Huang, Haitao

    2006-10-01

    Forest is a finite resource and fire prevention is crucial work. However, once a forest fire or accident occurs, timely and effective fire-fighting is the only necessary measure. The aim of this research is to build a computerized command control system based on WEBGIS to direct fire-fighting. Firstly, this paper introduces the total technique flow and functional modules of the system. Secondly, this paper analyses the key techniques for building the system, and they are data obtaining, data organizing & management, architecture of WebGIS and sharing & interoperation technique. In the end, this paper demonstrates the on line martial symbol editing function to show the running result of system. The practical application of this system showed that it played very important role in the forest fire fighting work. In addition, this paper proposes some strategic recommendations for the further development of the system.

  6. A Study of the Manpower Planning and Allocation Process of the United States Air Force Logistics Command.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-01-01

    Acquisiton Logistics I Division , ii , i Operational AssignedComand Air Logistics Center Air Training Command Figure 3 25 the deployment phase is reached...AcquisitionAiFocAqustnAgency Logistics Division II Air Logistics Center j Acquisition Division I II -- ~ Air LgsisCne AqiinDivision Figure I5 Chapter III ANALYSIS OF

  7. Naval Sea Systems Command Did Not Properly Apply Guidance Regarding Contracting Officers Representatives

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-03-18

    Department of Defense F r a u d , W a s t e & A b u s e DODIG-2016-063 ( Project No. D2015-D000RA-0194.000)│ i Results in Brief Naval Sea Systems Command...comments are required. Please see the Recommendation Table on the back of this page. ii │ DODIG-2016-063 ( Project No. D2015-D000RA-0194.000... project management team shared responsibilities for monitoring contractor performance. • The PHNSY project management team manages the contract and

  8. Technology improvement of chromium on steel parts electrodeposition using complex command and control systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stănescu, A.; Alecusan, A. M.; Dimitescu, A.

    2016-08-01

    The paper aims to provide improved technological process of electrochemical deposition of chromium on steel for decorative parts for corrosion protection but also to improve mechanical properties. The proposed idea is perfectly suited to be grafted onto existing electrodeposition installations, but it can be applied successfully in the development of new such plants. Complex command and control systems are designed to operate in high aggressive environmental conditions specific to these types of installations. The theoretical part completes the experimental results obtained on a laboratory facility.

  9. Stable Direct Adaptive Control of Linear Infinite-dimensional Systems Using a Command Generator Tracker Approach

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balas, M. J.; Kaufman, H.; Wen, J.

    1985-01-01

    A command generator tracker approach to model following contol of linear distributed parameter systems (DPS) whose dynamics are described on infinite dimensional Hilbert spaces is presented. This method generates finite dimensional controllers capable of exponentially stable tracking of the reference trajectories when certain ideal trajectories are known to exist for the open loop DPS; we present conditions for the existence of these ideal trajectories. An adaptive version of this type of controller is also presented and shown to achieve (in some cases, asymptotically) stable finite dimensional control of the infinite dimensional DPS.

  10. A Generic and Target Architecture For Command and Control Information Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-09-01

    popular geometry accelerator has the ability to generate about 5,000 shaded geometric polygons per picture in real time (defined to be 10 to 30 pic ...AGENCY USE ONLY (LAM’ WluNW 12. REPORT DATE 3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED ISeptember 1991 Final A C~ak=KTWW r~hW= for Command And Control Information...CCIS generic archi- 0 tecture and WAM target profile will promote the following principles: a. Systems will be open. People and computer programs

  11. 2011 Marine Corps Systems Command Small Business Opportunities Conference Held in Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 14, 2011

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-14

    Executive Service: u Mr. James H. Smerchansky, Deputy Commander, SIAT 2:05 pm - 6:00 pm BUSINESS MATCHMAKING SESSIONS — BALLROOM AF 15 minute...appointments with Department of Navy and Marine Corps Systems Command Product Group and PM Representatives — By appointment only 3: 15 pm - 4:00 pm...INC. 75 SIMVENTIONS 64 SOLIDICA, INC. 46 SPOTTERRF 14 STRATOM, INC. 15 STRIKE GROUP LLC 55 STUDIO 14B 20 SYNEXXUS, INC. 76 SYNTONICS, LLC 30 T&W

  12. Theater Special Operations Commands Realignment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-01

    D. Teske Mr. William C. Fleser United States Special Operations Command 7701 Tampa Point Boulevard MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 33621 Point...of Contact Ken D. Teske United States Special Operations Command 7701 Tampa Point Boulevard MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 33621 (757) 510...Theater Special Operations Commands Realignment Mr. Michael D. Tisdel Mr. Ken D. Teske Mr. William C. Fleser 19th ICCRTS 17 June 2014 Paper ID

  13. The National Military Command Structure,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1978-07-01

    Defense Command ( ADCOM )--a Specified Command--is the single manager of US forces for the surveillance, warning, and defense of the United States against...Force has conducted a study of alternatives for changing the management of assets currently assigned to ADCOM without changing its basic missions. This...issues, the President should consider the formation of a group of National Military Advisers. 78 SLOSSARY ADCOM Aerospace Defense Command ASD/ISA

  14. Benefits, barriers, and limitations on the use of Hospital Incident Command System.

    PubMed

    Shooshtari, Shahin; Tofighi, Shahram; Abbasi, Shirin

    2017-01-01

    Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) has been established with the mission of prevention, response, and recovery in hazards. Regarding the key role of hospitals in medical management of events, the present study is aimed at investigating benefits, barriers, and limitations of applying HICS in hospital. Employing a review study, articles related to the aforementioned subject published from 1995 to 2016 were extracted from accredited websites and databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Elsevier, and SID by searching keywords such as HICS, benefits, barriers, and limitations. Then, those articles were summarized and reported. Using of HICS can cause creating preparedness in facing disasters, constructive management in strategies of controlling events, and disasters. Therefore, experiences indicate that there are some limitations in the system such as failure to assess the strength and severity of vulnerabilities of hospital, no observation of standards for disaster management in the design, constructing and equipping hospitals, and the absence of a model for evaluating the system. Accordingly, the conducted studies were investigated for probing the performance HICS. With regard to the role of health in disaster management, it requires advanced international methods in facing disasters. Using accurate models for assessing, the investigation of preparedness of hospitals in precrisis conditions based on components such as command, communications, security, safety, development of action plans, changes in staff's attitudes through effective operational training and exercises and creation of required maneuvers seems necessary.

  15. Squadron Commander Involvement Program

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-05-01

    Colonel Bodie R. Bodenheim , Ratnntion of 2_SSk to Elven Ye-ar Fightttr Pilot: The Environment. Research Report No. AU-AWC-86-021. (Maxwell Air Force Base...Creer Couneelinq: Time f r Dynamc Action. Maxwell Air Force Bane, Alabama: Air Command and Staff College, May 1972. Bodenheim , Colonel Bodie R

  16. Flight investigation of a vertical-velocity command system for VTOL aircraft

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kelly, J. R.; Niessen, F. R.; Yenni, K. R.; Person, L. H., Jr.

    1977-01-01

    A flight investigation was undertaken to assess the potential benefits afforded by a vertical-velocity command system (VVCS) for VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. This augmentation system was conceived primarily as a means of lowering pilot workload during decelerating approaches to a hover and/or landing under category III instrument meteorological conditions. The scope of the investigation included a determination of acceptable system parameters, a visual flight evaluation, and an instrument flight evaluation which employed a 10 deg, decelerating, simulated instrument approach task. The results indicated that the VVCS, which decouples the pitch and vertical degrees of freedom, provides more accurate glide-path tracking and a lower pilot workload than does the unaugmented system.

  17. Joint Mission Command Implementation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-01-22

    continues to be challenging. The paper will evaluate scientific articles describing trust as, in the opinion of the author, the principle shortfall... scientific literature regarding trust and examines the biology of trust. Dempsey describes trust in his white paper as a behavior that commanders can...ground and air. The USMC formalized the structure in 1963 14 and placed it under a single commander.66 This makes the Marine Air Ground Task Force

  18. Forecasting Air Force Logistics Command Second Destination Transportation: An Application of Multiple Regression Analysis and Neural Networks

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-09-01

    Pao, Yon-Han. Adaptive Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., 1989. 23. Pindyck , Robert S. and...thanks go out to Marlene Black and Nina Stutler for compiling the aircraft flying hour data. Also, I would like to thank Lt Col Robert E. Trempe for his...these changes (27). Army SDT. A telephone interview was conducted with Mr. Robert Saylor (Traffic Management Specialist) of the Army Materiel Command (AMC

  19. Analysis and Evaluation of the Immediate Reaction Task Force (Land) Command and Control Concept: Applying the COBP

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-12-01

    simulation . Instead use was made of a spreadsheet, a commercial business process simulation ( SIMUL8 ) and some simple database applications. The use of the...played by Wargames, Simulations , Process analysis and Historical analysis in the evaluation are also mentioned. Key Words: Simulation , Wargaming...historical analysis, human factors research, the collection of data during Command Post and Field Training Exercises, process analysis, simulation and

  20. Detonation command and control

    DOEpatents

    Mace, Jonathan L.; Seitz, Gerald J.; Echave, John A.; Le Bas, Pierre-Yves

    2016-05-31

    The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link there between. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status. The instrumentation and command centers are desirably mobile, such as being respective vehicles.

  1. Detonation command and control

    DOEpatents

    Mace, Jonathan L.; Seitz, Gerald J.; Echave, John A.; Le Bas, Pierre-Yves

    2015-11-10

    The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status. The instrumentation and command centers are desirably mobile, such as being respective vehicles.

  2. Artificial intelligence technology assessment for the US Army Depot System Command

    SciTech Connect

    Pennock, K A

    1991-07-01

    This assessment of artificial intelligence (AI) has been prepared for the US Army's Depot System Command (DESCOM) by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The report describes several of the more promising AI technologies, focusing primarily on knowledge-based systems because they have been more successful in commercial applications than any other AI technique. The report also identifies potential Depot applications in the areas of procedural support, scheduling and planning, automated inspection, training, diagnostics, and robotic systems. One of the principal objectives of the report is to help decisionmakers within DESCOM to evaluate AI as a possible tool for solving individual depot problems. The report identifies a number of factors that should be considered in such evaluations. 22 refs.

  3. Cyber Security for the Spaceport Command and Control System: Vulnerability Management and Compliance Analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gunawan, Ryan A.

    2016-01-01

    With the rapid development of the Internet, the number of malicious threats to organizations is continually increasing. In June of 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) had a data breach resulting in the compromise of millions of government employee records. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is not exempt from these attacks. Cyber security is becoming a critical facet to the discussion of moving forward with projects. The Spaceport Command and Control System (SCCS) project at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) aims to develop the launch control system for the next generation launch vehicle in the coming decades. There are many ways to increase the security of the network it uses, from vulnerability management to ensuring operating system images are compliant with securely configured baselines recommended by the United States Government.

  4. The African Union, U.S. Africa Command, and Airlift: Building Operational Logistics Capacity for the African Standby Force

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-04

    Air Forces, “South Africa - Air Force,” http://search.janes.com (accessed 10 April 2011). 11 Donna Cassata , “Spending cuts bill hits defense and...www.proquest.com/ (accessed 10 April 2011). Bowers, Ray. Tactical Airlift. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1983. Cassata , Donna

  5. Rhythmicity as an intrinsic property of the mormyrids electromotor command system.

    PubMed

    Teyssedre, C; Boudinot, M

    1987-01-01

    The timing of electromotoneuron discharges was investigated in weak-electric mormyrid fish (Gnathonemus petersii) after suppression of electrosensory feedback by injection of FLAXEDIL. FLAXEDIL, a paralytic agent, momentarily silenced the electric organs, removing the autostimulation of the fish's electroreceptors by its own discharge. It is shown that in such conditions: (1) the electromotor output was cyclic; (2) the time intervals separating discharges belonged mostly to two distinct categories; (3) the first category was centred in all fish around 100 msec; (4) the second category fluctuated depending on the individuals between 250 and 400 msec; (5) the different types of time intervals did not follow each other at random; (6) their serial ordering presented inter-individual differences. A rhythmic pattern was thus demonstrated in the absence of a feedback time-locked to the motor command, bringing evidence that rhythmicity results from the intrinsic activity of the electromotor command system. This pattern showed many similarities with that recently described in immobile and undisturbed discharging fish, leading us to postulate that the mormyrid electromotor output is organised by a central pattern generator (CPG). It is suggested that peripheral control, achieved through the use of electrosensory feedback, serves to increase the variability of the rhythms of discharge, so that they are adapted to the situation in which the fish participates.

  6. 32 CFR 724.405 - Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander... Department Discharge Review System § 724.405 Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command. Personnel managers of the Marine Corps and the Navy; responsible for providing...

  7. 32 CFR 724.405 - Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Department Discharge Review System § 724.405 Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander, Naval Military... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Commandant of the Marine Corps or the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command. 724.405 Section 724.405 National Defense Department of Defense...

  8. Recommended modifications and applications of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System for hospital emergency management.

    PubMed

    Arnold, Jeffrey L; Dembry, Louise-Marie; Tsai, Ming-Che; Dainiak, Nicholas; Rodoplu, Ulkümen; Schonfeld, David J; Paturas, James; Cannon, Christopher; Selig, Scott

    2005-01-01

    The Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS), now in its third edition, has emerged as a popular incident command system model for hospital emergency response in the United States and other countries. Since the inception of the HEICS in 1991, several events have transformed the requirements of hospital emergency management, including the 1995 Tokyo Subway sarin attack, the 2001 US anthrax letter attacks, and the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreaks in eastern Asia and Toronto, Canada. Several modifications of the HEICS are suggested to match the needs of hospital emergency management today, including: (1) an Incident Consultant in the Administrative Section of the HEICS to provide expert advice directly to the Incident Commander in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) emergencies as needed, as well as consultation on mental health needs; (2) new unit leaders in the Operations Section to coordinate the management of contaminated or infectious patients in CBRN emergencies; (3) new unit leaders in the Operations Section to coordinate mental health support for patients, guests, healthcare workers, volunteers, and dependents in terrorism-related emergencies or events that produce significant mental health needs; (4) a new Decedent/Expectant Unit Leader in the Operations Section to coordinate the management of both types of patients together; and (5) a new Information Technology Unit Leader in the Logistics Section to coordinate the management of information technology and systems. New uses of the HEICS in hospital emergency management also are recommended, including: (1) the adoption of the HEICS as the conceptual framework for organizing all phases of hospital emergency management, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; and (2) the application of the HEICS not only to healthcare facilities, but also to healthcare systems. Finally, three levels of healthcare worker competencies in the HEICS are suggested

  9. Combat Vehicle Command and Control System (CVC2): The Development of the Measures and Evaluation Techniques

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-06-01

    8217"k- i L-’ ’< Mica Soverei r’nc• pal Advisor Da Boje ,Ass e Advisor " "au H. Moo , Chairman, Command, Control, and Communications Academic Group ii...C2Oat mth tC0 ia XDesofts bCl2 CO n ET SN CS&CSS 00 60PSC COO P13 NET NOtTE CVt2 SYSTEM NODE IN ALL CV2 d IecLiES Figure 2-1: CVCC System Diagram...aware of brigade order. *4ie• al ’, CP OJC collects ri ullates 0stlimates. a. S3, FSE, and combat trains CP provide current and accurate friendly

  10. TRAVEL WITH COMMANDER QUALICIA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Commander Qualicia is a cartoon character created for an on-line training course that describes the quality system for the National Exposure Research Laboratory. In the training, which was developed by the QA staff and graphics/IT support contractors, Commander Qualicia and the ...

  11. TRAVEL WITH COMMANDER QUALICIA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Commander Qualicia is a cartoon character created for an on-line training course that describes the quality system for the National Exposure Research Laboratory. In the training, which was developed by the QA staff and graphics/IT support contractors, Commander Qualicia and the ...

  12. Systems of multifunction information distribution and for command, control and communications-C3

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lampert, E. W.

    1982-04-01

    The areas where communication systems in support of command, control, and communications (C3) are used are indicated along with the fundamental characteristics of those systems. Presently, C3 systems heavily rely on voice transmission. The future data processing environment requirements demand highly sophisticated digital C3-systems. In this area the multifunction information distribution system (MIDS) is the best developed system concept. The different features a MIDS can offer to the user are described. These are information transmission, navigation, and identification. These features impose certain requirements upon the propagation path which result in limitations in frequency range, signal, and equipment design of the system. The joint tactical information distribution system (JTIDS) with both variants TDMA and DTDMA and the systeme integre d'identification, de navigation, de trafic control, d'anticollision, de communication (SINTAC) are described as representative examples of MIDS. The points emphasized are link protocols and hardware implementation. The capabilities of these systems are checked against user requirements and the limits within which these general requirements can be fulfilled are shown.

  13. Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems recommendation for space data system standards: Telecommand. Part 2.1: Command operation procedures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    This recommendation contains the detailed specification of the logic required to carry out the Command Operations Procedures of the Transfer Layer. The Recommendation for Telecommand--Part 2, Data Routing Service contains the standard data structures and data communication procedures used by the intermediate telecommand system layers (the Transfer and Segmentation Layers). In particular, it contains a brief description of the Command Operations Procedures (COP) within the Transfer Layer. This recommendation contains the detailed definition of the COP's in the form of state tables, along with definitions of the terms used. It is assumed that the reader of this document is familiar with the data structures and terminology of part 2. In case of conflict between the description of the COP's in part 2 and in this recommendation, the definition in this recommendation will take precedence. In particular, this document supersedes section 4.3.3.1 through 4.3.3.4 of part 2.

  14. A Historical Analysis of Basic Air Force Doctrine Education within the United States States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, 1947-1987.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-09-01

    was visually appealing but wallowed in generaliLies, unsubstantiated asserstions, and irrelevant quotations. It was a triump l of S0. form over...separately. The school itself was divided into -: n °’ AC &SS agencies," incL.iui.ng tue llowing: Personnel and Administration Division Operations...Finally, courses offered by the Air Training Command were beginning to duplicate material offered by the AC &SS courses, and the study felt that Air

  15. Cyber ACTS/SAASS: A Second Year of Command and Staff College for the Future Leaders of Our Cyber Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-01

    objectives. The Air Force is struggling to determine the best way of developing offensive and defensive capabilities for cyber warfare . Our warfighting...education (IDE) cyber warfare program at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. I propose that the Air...Force create a two-year professional military education (PME) path consisting of ACSC followed by AFIT’s cyber warfare program, paralleling the current path of ACSC followed by SAASS.

  16. Use of the emergency Incident Command System for school-located mass influenza vaccination clinics.

    PubMed

    Fishbane, Marsha; Kist, Anne; Schieber, Richard A

    2012-03-01

    In Palm Beach County, Florida, the fall 2005 influenza vaccination season was interrupted by Hurricane Wilma, a particularly destructive storm that resulted in flooding, power outages, extensive property damage, and suspension of many routine community services. In its aftermath, all public health resources were immediately turned to the response and recovery process. School-located mass influenza vaccination (SLV) clinics were scheduled to begin in 1 week, but were necessarily postponed for a month. The juxtaposition of these 2 major public health events afforded the school district, health department, and other community services an opportunity to see their similarities and adopt the Incident Command System structure to manage the SLV clinics across West Palm Beach County, Florida, a geographically large county. Other lessons were learned during the hurricane concerning organizations and people, processes, and communications, and were applicable to school-located mass influenza vaccination programs, and vice versa. Those lessons are related here.

  17. System design of the Pioneer Venus spacecraft. Volume 8: Command/data handling subsystems studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Vesely, D. D.

    1973-01-01

    Study tasks for the command and data handling subsystems have been directed to: (1) determining ground data systems, (GDS) interfaces and deep space network (DSN) changes, if required, (2) defining subsystem requirements, (3) surveying existing hardware that could be used or modified to meet subsystem requirements, and (4) establishing a baseline design. Study of the existing GDS led to the conclusion that the Viking configuration GDS can be used with only minor changes required for the Pioneer Venus baseline. Those changes required are associated with providing a predetection recording capability used during probe entry and descent. Subsystem requirements were first formulated with sufficient latitude so that surveys of existing hardware could lead to low cost hardware which, in turn, could modify more narrowly defined subsystem requirements.

  18. A Hybrid Approach to Cognitive Engineering: Supporting Development of a Revolutionary Warfighter-Centered Command and Control System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-06-01

    cognitive walkthroughs • usability testing Enables iterative evaluate /testing of system design Human Performance Assessment • Performed frequently... walkthroughs , and usability tests with C2 representatives. Storyboarding is normally a paper prototype while requirements animation is a dynamic...Title: A Hybrid Approach to Cognitive Engineering: Supporting Development of a Revolutionary Warfighter-Centered Command and Control System

  19. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Overall Navy Needs to Improve Management of Waiver and Deferral Requests

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-10-08

    B E R 8 , 2 0 1 5 Report No. DODIG-2016-003 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Overall Navy Needs to Improve Management of Waiver and...2016-003 (Project No. D2015-D000AE-0157.000) │ i Results in Brief Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Overall Navy Needs to Improve...Management of Waiver and Deferral Requests Visit us at www.dodig.mil Objective Our objective for this audit was to evaluate the Space and Naval Warfare

  20. Joint force protection advanced security system (JFPASS) "the future of force protection: integrate and automate"

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    Lama, Carlos E.; Fagan, Joe E.

    2009-09-01

    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) defines 'force protection' as "preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions against DoD personnel (to include family members), resources, facilities, and critical information." Advanced technologies enable significant improvements in automating and distributing situation awareness, optimizing operator time, and improving sustainability, which enhance protection and lower costs. The JFPASS Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) demonstrates a force protection environment that combines physical security and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) defense through the application of integrated command and control and data fusion. The JFPASS JCTD provides a layered approach to force protection by integrating traditional sensors used in physical security, such as video cameras, battlefield surveillance radars, unmanned and unattended ground sensors. The optimization of human participation and automation of processes is achieved by employment of unmanned ground vehicles, along with remotely operated lethal and less-than-lethal weapon systems. These capabilities are integrated via a tailorable, user-defined common operational picture display through a data fusion engine operating in the background. The combined systems automate the screening of alarms, manage the information displays, and provide assessment and response measures. The data fusion engine links disparate sensors and systems, and applies tailored logic to focus the assessment of events. It enables timely responses by providing the user with automated and semi-automated decision support tools. The JFPASS JCTD uses standard communication/data exchange protocols, which allow the system to incorporate future sensor technologies or communication networks, while maintaining the ability to communicate with legacy or existing systems.

  1. 32 CFR 536.14 - Commanders of major Army commands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Commanders of major Army commands. 536.14 Section 536.14 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES The Army Claims System § 536.14 Commanders of major Army...

  2. Kennedy Space Center's Command and Control System - "Toasters to Rocket Ships"

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lougheed, Kirk; Mako, Cheryle

    2011-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the history of the development of the command and control system at Kennedy Space Center. From a system that could be brought to Florida in the trunk of a car in the 1950's. Including the development of larger and more complex launch vehicles with the Apollo program where human launch controllers managed the launch process with a hardware only system that required a dedicated human interface to perform every function until the Apollo vehicle lifted off from the pad. Through the development of the digital computer that interfaced with ground launch processing systems with the Space Shuttle program. Finally, showing the future control room being developed to control the missions to return to the moon and Mars, which will maximize the use of Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) hardware and software which was standards based and not tied to a single vendor. The system is designed to be flexible and adaptable to support the requirements of future spacecraft and launch vehicles.

  3. Force feedback systems in undersea manipulator applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pesch, A. J.; Bertsche, W. R.; Winget, C. L.

    1975-01-01

    The manual control behavior of the operator with various levels of manipulator system complexity was studied in order to determine the relationships among control system dynamics, certain base engineering variables, controller designs and system performance. Based on the data obtained, a set of general transfer functions were prepared to provide a mathematical model of the various levels of potential force feedback fidelity as a function of force backlash present in alternate engineering designs.

  4. The Director of Mobility Forces’ Role in the Command Control of Air Mobility Assets During Humanitarian Relief Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2000-06-01

    U. S . Government. AFIT/ GMO /ENS/00E-02 Examining the Director of Mobility...RESEARCH PROJECT Timothy E. Bush, Major, USAF AFIT/ GMO /ENS/00E-02 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR UNIVERSITY AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY...steadfast love, support and inspiration throughout the past year and our adventure together in the USAF. Also to my children , thank you for your

  5. CHeCS Commanding Hardware

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moore, Jamie

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) commanding hardware. It includes information on the hardware status, commanding plan, and command training status with specific information the EV-CPDS 2 and 3, TEPC, MEC, and T2

  6. Autonomous satellite command and control: A comparison with other military systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kruchten, Robert J.; Todd, Wayne

    1988-01-01

    Existing satellite concepts of operation depend on readily available experts and are extremely manpower intensive. Areas of expertise required include mission planning, mission data interpretation, telemetry monitoring, and anomaly resolution. The concepts of operation have envolved to their current state in part because space systems have tended to be treated more as research and development assets rather than as operational assets. These methods of satellite command and control will be inadequate in the future because of the availability, survivability, and capability of human experts. Because space systems have extremely high reliability and limited access, they offer challenges not found in other military systems. Thus, automation techniques used elsewhere are not necessarily applicable to space systems. A program to make satellites much more autonomous has been developed, using a variety of advanced software techniques. The problem the program is addressing, some possible solutions, the goals of the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) program, the rationale as to why the goals are reasonable, and the current program status are discussed. Also presented are some of the concepts used in the program and how they differ from more traditional approaches.

  7. System analysis of force feedback microscopy

    SciTech Connect

    Rodrigues, Mario S.; Chevrier, Joël; Comin, Fabio

    2014-02-07

    It was shown recently that the Force Feedback Microscope (FFM) can avoid the jump-to-contact in Atomic force Microscopy even when the cantilevers used are very soft, thus increasing force resolution. In this letter, we explore theoretical aspects of the associated real time control of the tip position. We take into account lever parameters such as the lever characteristics in its environment, spring constant, mass, dissipation coefficient, and the operating conditions such as controller gains and interaction force. We show how the controller parameters are determined so that the FFM functions at its best and estimate the bandwidth of the system under these conditions.

  8. Piezoresistive cantilever force-clamp system

    SciTech Connect

    Park, Sung-Jin; Petzold, Bryan C.; Pruitt, Beth L.; Goodman, Miriam B.

    2011-04-15

    We present a microelectromechanical device-based tool, namely, a force-clamp system that sets or ''clamps'' the scaled force and can apply designed loading profiles (e.g., constant, sinusoidal) of a desired magnitude. The system implements a piezoresistive cantilever as a force sensor and the built-in capacitive sensor of a piezoelectric actuator as a displacement sensor, such that sample indentation depth can be directly calculated from the force and displacement signals. A programmable real-time controller operating at 100 kHz feedback calculates the driving voltage of the actuator. The system has two distinct modes: a force-clamp mode that controls the force applied to a sample and a displacement-clamp mode that controls the moving distance of the actuator. We demonstrate that the system has a large dynamic range (sub-nN up to tens of {mu}N force and nm up to tens of {mu}m displacement) in both air and water, and excellent dynamic response (fast response time, <2 ms and large bandwidth, 1 Hz up to 1 kHz). In addition, the system has been specifically designed to be integrated with other instruments such as a microscope with patch-clamp electronics. We demonstrate the capabilities of the system by using it to calibrate the stiffness and sensitivity of an electrostatic actuator and to measure the mechanics of a living, freely moving Caenorhabditis elegans nematode.

  9. Mobile Agents: A Distributed Voice-Commanded Sensory and Robotic System for Surface EVA Assistance

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Clancey, William J.; Sierhuis, Maarten; Alena, Rick; Crawford, Sekou; Dowding, John; Graham, Jeff; Kaskiris, Charis; Tyree, Kim S.; vanHoof, Ronnie

    2003-01-01

    A model-based, distributed architecture integrates diverse components in a system designed for lunar and planetary surface operations: spacesuit biosensors, cameras, GPS, and a robotic assistant. The system transmits data and assists communication between the extra-vehicular activity (EVA) astronauts, the crew in a local habitat, and a remote mission support team. Software processes ("agents"), implemented in a system called Brahms, run on multiple, mobile platforms, including the spacesuit backpacks, all-terrain vehicles, and robot. These "mobile agents" interpret and transform available data to help people and robotic systems coordinate their actions to make operations more safe and efficient. Different types of agents relate platforms to each other ("proxy agents"), devices to software ("comm agents"), and people to the system ("personal agents"). A state-of-the-art spoken dialogue interface enables people to communicate with their personal agents, supporting a speech-driven navigation and scheduling tool, field observation record, and rover command system. An important aspect of the engineering methodology involves first simulating the entire hardware and software system in Brahms, and then configuring the agents into a runtime system. Design of mobile agent functionality has been based on ethnographic observation of scientists working in Mars analog settings in the High Canadian Arctic on Devon Island and the southeast Utah desert. The Mobile Agents system is developed iteratively in the context of use, with people doing authentic work. This paper provides a brief introduction to the architecture and emphasizes the method of empirical requirements analysis, through which observation, modeling, design, and testing are integrated in simulated EVA operations.

  10. Design and Flight Tests of an Adaptive Control System Employing Normal-Acceleration Command

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McNeill, Water E.; McLean, John D.; Hegarty, Daniel M.; Heinle, Donovan R.

    1961-01-01

    An adaptive control system employing normal-acceleration command has been designed with the aid of an analog computer and has been flight tested. The design of the system was based on the concept of using a mathematical model in combination with a high gain and a limiter. The study was undertaken to investigate the application of a system of this type to the task of maintaining nearly constant dynamic longitudinal response of a piloted airplane over the flight envelope without relying on air data measurements for gain adjustment. The range of flight conditions investigated was between Mach numbers of 0.36 and 1.15 and altitudes of 10,000 and 40,000 feet. The final adaptive system configuration was derived from analog computer tests, in which the physical airplane control system and much of the control circuitry were included in the loop. The method employed to generate the feedback signals resulted in a model whose characteristics varied somewhat with changes in flight condition. Flight results showed that the system limited the variation in longitudinal natural frequency of the adaptive airplane to about half that of the basic airplane and that, for the subsonic cases, the damping ratio was maintained between 0.56 and 0.69. The system also automatically compensated for the transonic trim change. Objectionable features of the system were an exaggerated sensitivity of pitch attitude to gust disturbances, abnormally large pitch attitude response for a given pilot input at low speeds, and an initial delay in normal-acceleration response to pilot control at all flight conditions. The adaptive system chatter of +/-0.05 to +/-0.10 of elevon at about 9 cycles per second (resulting in a maximum airplane normal-acceleration response of from +/-0.025 g to +/- 0.035 g) was considered by the pilots to be mildly objectionable but tolerable.

  11. Equifinality and its violations in a redundant system: multifinger accurate force production.

    PubMed

    Wilhelm, Luke; Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M; Latash, Mark L

    2013-10-01

    We explored a hypothesis that transient perturbations applied to a redundant system result in equifinality in the space of task-related performance variables but not in the space of elemental variables. The subjects pressed with four fingers and produced an accurate constant total force level. The "inverse piano" device was used to lift and lower one of the fingers smoothly. The subjects were instructed "not to intervene voluntarily" with possible force changes. Analysis was performed in spaces of finger forces and finger modes (hypothetical neural commands to fingers) as elemental variables. Lifting a finger led to an increase in its force and a decrease in the forces of the other three fingers; the total force increased. Lowering the finger back led to a drop in the force of the perturbed finger. At the final state, the sum of the variances of finger forces/modes computed across repetitive trials was significantly higher than the variance of the total force/mode. Most variance of the individual finger force/mode changes between the preperturbation and postperturbation states was compatible with constant total force. We conclude that a transient perturbation applied to a redundant system leads to relatively small variance in the task-related performance variable (equifinality), whereas in the space of elemental variables much more variance occurs that does not lead to total force changes. We interpret the results within a general theoretical scheme that incorporates the ideas of hierarchically organized control, control with referent configurations, synergic control, and the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis.

  12. Research on new dynamic force calibration system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Li

    2008-06-01

    Sinusoidal force calibration method based on electrodynamic shaker and interferometric system was studied several years before at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). In that system a load mass are screwed on the top of force transducer, the sinusoidal forces realized by accelerated load masses are traceable to acceleration and mass according to the force definition F(t) = ma(t), where m is the total mass acting on the sensing element of the force transducer and a is the time and spatial-dependent acceleration of the mass, which is directly measured by a laser interferometer. This paper will introduce a new dynamic force calibration system developed at Changcheng Institute of Metrology and Measurement (CIMM). It uses electrodynamic shakers to generate dynamic force in the range from 1N to 20kN, and heterodyne laser interferometers are used for acceleration measurement. A new air bearing system is developed to increase the performance of shakers and an active vibration isolator is used to reduce enviromental disturbance to the interferometric system.

  13. The evolution of shortcomings in Incident Command System: Revisions have allowed critical management functions to atrophy.

    PubMed

    Stambler, Kimberly S; Barbera, Joseph A

    2015-01-01

    The original Incident Command System (ICS) was created through the federally funded Firefighting Resources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies (FIRESCOPE) program. Initially developed as one element of multiagency coordination for managing severe wildfires, the FIRESCOPE ICS guidance was adopted and evolved through increasingly routine wildl and firefighting. It then was modified for all hazards for the fire service. Only later, through the National Incident Management System (NIMS), was ICS officially adopted for all hazards and all responders. Over this multidecade evolution, the current NIMS ICS version became simplified in several key areas compared to the original, robust FIRESCOPE ICS. NIMS ICS is now promulgated as guidance for managing today's novel, complex, and lengthy disasters involving multidisciplinary response but experiences recurrent problems in key functions. This article examines the history of the subtle, yet critical differences in current ICS compared to the original system design, and focuses on information dissemination and intermediate, long-range and contingency planning. ICS transitions resulted in simplification and consolidation of positions and functions, without recognizing and maintaining critical position tasks necessary for managing complex, extended incidents.

  14. The Integration of COTS/GOTS within NASA's HST Command and Control System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pfarr, Thomas; Reis, James E.

    2001-01-01

    NASA's mission critical Hubble Space Telescope (HST) command and control system has been re-engineered with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS/GOTS) and minimal custom code. This paper focuses on the design of this new HST Control Center System (CCS) and the lessons learned throughout its development. CCS currently utilizes more than 30 COTS/GOTS products with an additional 1/2 million lines of custom glueware code; the new CCS exceeds the capabilities of the original system while significantly reducing the lines of custom code by more than 50%. The lifecycle of COTS/GOTS products will be examined including the package selection process, evaluation process, and integration process. The advantages, disadvantages, issues, concerns, and lessons learned for integrating COTS/GOTS into the NASA's mission critical HST CCS will be examined in detail. This paper will reveal the many hidden costs of COTS/GOTS solutions when compared to traditional custom code development efforts; this paper will show the high cost of COTS/GOTS solutions including training expenses, consulting fees, and long-term maintenance expenses.

  15. United States Air Force Summary, Fifth Edition

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-03-01

    Center Armament Development & Test Center Air Force Civil Engrg Center Gen Alton D. Slay *It Gen G. H. Sylvester It Gen R. T. Marsh It Gen R. C. Henry...Systems Division Space and Missile Systems Organization Aerospace Medical Division Space & Missile Test Center Air Force FIight Test Center *Eff 1 Mar...will be lG Skantze **Mol Gen Selectee AIR FORCE COMMISSARY SERVICE Commander Mal Gen C. E. Woods AIR FORCE TEST AND EVAlUATION CENTER Commander Mal Gen

  16. Quantifying force networks in particulate systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kramár, Miroslav; Goullet, Arnaud; Kondic, Lou; Mischaikow, Konstantin

    2014-08-01

    We present mathematical models based on persistent homology for analyzing force distributions in particulate systems. We define three distinct chain complexes of these distributions: digital, position, and interaction, motivated by different types of data that may be available from experiments and simulations, e.g. digital images, location of the particles, and the forces between the particles, respectively. We describe how algebraic topology, in particular, homology allows one to obtain algebraic representations of the geometry captured by these complexes. For each complex we define an associated force network from which persistent homology is computed. Using numerical data obtained from discrete element simulations of a system of particles undergoing slow compression, we demonstrate how persistent homology can be used to compare the force distributions in different systems, and discuss the differences between the properties of digital, position, and interaction force networks. To conclude, we formulate well-defined measures quantifying differences between force networks corresponding to the different states of a system, and therefore allow to analyze in precise terms dynamical properties of force networks.

  17. Development of an expert system prototype for determining software functional requirements for command management activities at NASA Goddard

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Liebowitz, J.

    1986-01-01

    The development of an expert system prototype for software functional requirement determination for NASA Goddard's Command Management System, as part of its process of transforming general requests into specific near-earth satellite commands, is described. The present knowledge base was formulated through interactions with domain experts, and was then linked to the existing Knowledge Engineering Systems (KES) expert system application generator. Steps in the knowledge-base development include problem-oriented attribute hierarchy development, knowledge management approach determination, and knowledge base encoding. The KES Parser and Inspector, in addition to backcasting and analogical mapping, were used to validate the expert system-derived requirements for one of the major functions of a spacecraft, the solar Maximum Mission. Knowledge refinement, evaluation, and implementation procedures of the expert system were then accomplished.

  18. Development of an expert system prototype for determining software functional requirements for command management activities at NASA Goddard

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Liebowitz, J.

    1986-01-01

    The development of an expert system prototype for software functional requirement determination for NASA Goddard's Command Management System, as part of its process of transforming general requests into specific near-earth satellite commands, is described. The present knowledge base was formulated through interactions with domain experts, and was then linked to the existing Knowledge Engineering Systems (KES) expert system application generator. Steps in the knowledge-base development include problem-oriented attribute hierarchy development, knowledge management approach determination, and knowledge base encoding. The KES Parser and Inspector, in addition to backcasting and analogical mapping, were used to validate the expert system-derived requirements for one of the major functions of a spacecraft, the solar Maximum Mission. Knowledge refinement, evaluation, and implementation procedures of the expert system were then accomplished.

  19. Enabling the Future Force: The Use of Regional Alignment, Mission Command and Cultural Competence to Create an Operationally Adaptive Army

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-22

    58 v ACRONYMS ACFLS Army Culture and Foreign Language Strategy...also dictated that regionally aligned forces focus on language and cultural training to enable operations in their assigned regions. The Army’s...individuals Source: Created by the author. Army Cultural Requirements The 2009 Army Culture and Foreign Language Strategy (ACFLS) describes how

  20. Implementation of a Tactical Mission Planner for Command and Control of Computer Generated Forces in ModSAF.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-09-01

    architecture is based on the Rational Behavior Model, which was constructed by Byrnes, et al. as a means of mission planning and control for autonomous ... robots . Extending this concept to address the problems of mission planning for computer generated forces allows the human greater flexibility and

  1. Evaluation of the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System: Operational Effectiveness of an Armor Battalion

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-06-01

    Armor Officer Advance 22 46.8 27 56.3 Course ( AOAC ) Armor Officer Basic 46 97.9 48 100 Course (AOBC) NCO!Enl isted Advanced NCO Course 3 3.3 17 17.7...Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM), Subject: Combat Vehicle Command and Control (CVCC) Programs, 22 March 1989. The CVCC research program investigates...18 Support Personnel ................... 19 Test Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... 22 Training and Test

  2. A Framework for Evaluating Evolutionary Upgrade Paths of Command, Control, and Communications Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-06-01

    and objectives have lead to initiatives such as C4I for Warrior, the Navy’s Copernicus concept, and the Navy and Marine Corp’s "...From the Sea...front-end processor. The NTCS-A provides the Navy tactical commander the information necessary to plan and execute operations. g. Maestro Command... ODV , of a particular candidate path would then be the sum of the discounted values of each function21 . To find the overall discounted value of the

  3. Computer-Mediated Group Processes in Distributed Command and Control Systems: Dyad Shared Work

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-06-01

    effects of computer- mediated LofnuIiufi- cations on distributed command and control. To support collaboration among distributed re- mote command...terms of performance quality or speed when moving from face-to-face to computer- mediated communications with an auxiliary voice channel . There were... mediation as a viable alternative to face-to-face and voice-only communications. Acconnion For J 1NTJS *- 1 -Alcl D- . :. A I, AL~ D•"" , ý " ,t DiftrItr

  4. Wheel slide protection control using a command map and Smith predictor for the pneumatic brake system of a railway vehicle

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, Nam-Jin; Kang, Chul-Goo

    2016-10-01

    In railway vehicles, excessive sliding or wheel locking can occur while braking because of a temporarily degraded adhesion between the wheel and the rail caused by the contaminated or wet surface of the rail. It can damage the wheel tread and affect the performance of the brake system and the safety of the railway vehicle. To safeguard the wheelset from these phenomena, almost all railway vehicles are equipped with wheel slide protection (WSP) systems. In this study, a new WSP algorithm is proposed. The features of the proposed algorithm are the use of the target sliding speed, the determination of a command for WSP valves using command maps, and compensation for the time delay in pneumatic brake systems using the Smith predictor. The proposed WSP algorithm was verified using experiments with a hardware-in-the-loop simulation system including the hardware of the pneumatic brake system.

  5. Job Attitudes--How SAC (Strategic Air Command) Personnel Compare with the Rest of the Air Force

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-01-01

    broad spectrum of missions, organizational structures, and work group maturity found throughout the Air Force. The specific model used, Hendrix’s (1976...34Three Component Leadership Effectiveness Model ," measures both the style of leadership and the situational environment. It also measures... Model ." The validity, reliability, and factor consistency of the GAP have been consistently tested and rated above average. The data base used in this

  6. An Analysis of Selected Quantitative Methods to Air Force Communications Command Electronics Installation Workload Assignment and Scheduling.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-06-01

    Institute of Technology, WPAFB OH 11I. CONTROLLING OFFICE HNM AND ADDRESS Department of Comunication and Humanities ,/un/08 AFIT/LSH. WPAFB OH 454330...schedule workload assigned to the Air Force Comunications omand Engineering and Installations Activities. Each model applies mission nd unit unique...presently tasked with the annual accomplishment of more than twenty-five hundred instal- lations, modifications, and removals of ground Comunications

  7. Tactical Mission Command (TMC)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-03-01

    is now engaged in transitioning to the web -based Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE). TMC FAMILY OF SYSTEMS Legacy Products...all MCS 6.4 and BCS3 CPD requirements to the web based environment in support of Army objectives. TacApps also aims to minimize administrative...older Ventrilo technology resident within CPOF. - Command Web Collaborative Data Infrastructure gives the non-provisioned user a web -based

  8. Command Overview 2012

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-08-01

    XXXX = Xxx 1 Captain William W. DeBow Commander Port Hueneme Division Naval Surface Warfare Center COMMAND OVERVIEW 2012 Report Documentation... Xxx XXXX = Xxx 3 Bumper Washington D.C. *  Headquarters Virginia Beach *  Radars White Sands *  Missile Systems *  Overland Testing *  HE...Homeport for Navy’s Test Ship •  Deep Water Port •  49 Years of Fleet Support XXXX = Xxx XXXX = Xxx 4 Bumper Unique Facilities Deep Water

  9. Application of symbolic processing to command and control: An Advanced Information Presentation System. Volume 2: Knowledge base

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zdybel, F.; Gibbons, J.; Greenfeld, N.; Yonke, M.

    1981-08-01

    This report describes the work performed in the second year of the three-year contract to explore the application of symbolic processing to command and control (C2); specifically, the graphics interface between the C2 user and a complex C2 decision support system. Volume 2 contains the complete AIPS knowledge base. This document provides the fully-inherited structure that the system sees during operation.

  10. Application of symbolic processing to command and control: An Advanced Information Presentation System. Volume 3: Program source files

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zdybel, F.; Gibbons, J.; Greenfeld, N.; Yonke, M.

    1981-08-01

    This report describes the work performed in the second year of the three-year contract to explore the application of symbolic processing to command and control (C2); specifically, the graphics interface between the C2 user and a complex C2 decision support system. Volume 3 contains the programs that manipulate the knowledge base and provide the active behavioral component of the system.

  11. Medical Services: Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Armed Forces Medical Examiner system Procedural Guide. 3–4. Forensic dental identification The Forensic Dentistry Section of the Department of Oral...Pathology at AFIP and special consultants in forensic dentistry to the surgeons general of the Armed Forces will serve as the principal advisers to the...a. Courses and programs. (1) Forensic dentistry /odontology. (2) Aerospace pathology. (3) Basic forensic pathology. (4) Advanced forensic pathology

  12. Variable Acceleration Force Calibration System (VACS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rhew, Ray D.; Parker, Peter A.; Johnson, Thomas H.; Landman, Drew

    2014-01-01

    Conventionally, force balances have been calibrated manually, using a complex system of free hanging precision weights, bell cranks, and/or other mechanical components. Conventional methods may provide sufficient accuracy in some instances, but are often quite complex and labor-intensive, requiring three to four man-weeks to complete each full calibration. To ensure accuracy, gravity-based loading is typically utilized. However, this often causes difficulty when applying loads in three simultaneous, orthogonal axes. A complex system of levers, cranks, and cables must be used, introducing increased sources of systematic error, and significantly increasing the time and labor intensity required to complete the calibration. One aspect of the VACS is a method wherein the mass utilized for calibration is held constant, and the acceleration is changed to thereby generate relatively large forces with relatively small test masses. Multiple forces can be applied to a force balance without changing the test mass, and dynamic forces can be applied by rotation or oscillating acceleration. If rotational motion is utilized, a mass is rigidly attached to a force balance, and the mass is exposed to a rotational field. A large force can be applied by utilizing a large rotational velocity. A centrifuge or rotating table can be used to create the rotational field, and fixtures can be utilized to position the force balance. The acceleration may also be linear. For example, a table that moves linearly and accelerates in a sinusoidal manner may also be utilized. The test mass does not have to move in a path that is parallel to the ground, and no re-leveling is therefore required. Balance deflection corrections may be applied passively by monitoring the orientation of the force balance with a three-axis accelerometer package. Deflections are measured during each test run, and adjustments with respect to the true applied load can be made during the post-processing stage. This paper will

  13. Commandant’s International Technical Series. Volume 7. Regulations and Guidelines for Inert Gas Systems

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    1980-04-01

    come into force on 25 May 1Q80, NOTING ALSO that the Maritime Safety Committee at its forty-first session approved a revised text of Regulation 62 for...related to individual scrubber designs and materials. MSC/Circ. 282 Page 25 .2 The water level in the scrubber shall be monitored by a high water...19 Inert Gas Distribution System 19 Chapter 6 - BLOWERS 21 Blower Service 21 Blower Type 22 Blower Component Requirements 22 Chapter 7 - VALVES 25

  14. An Analysis of the Naval Supply Systems Command’s Engineering the Workplace (EWP) Project

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-06-01

    RESTRICTIVE MARKINr-S UNCLASSIFIED - SECURITY CLASSIFICAIION AUI..ORIrY 3 0ISTRIBUTION /AVAIL.ABILITY OF REPORT 20 ECLSS ~ICAION0OWGRAIN~ SCEOUIEApproved for...period in history . A significant portion of the Department of Defense (DOD) Budget was earmarked to procure and support a 600-ship Navy, a force level...and worker utilization. [Ref. 6:pp. 23-26] Task C involves creation of a personal computer based software support system, the EWP Productivity

  15. Command History. 1969. Volume 1. Sanitized

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1969-01-01

    FORCE 41 thru 50 14 & 15 COMMANDANT, USMC 51 thro 55 10 & II COMMANDANT, USCG - & 57 CINCEUR CINCSO CINCAL 1) CINCSTRIKE CINCSAC CG, CONARC COMUS JAPAN...portion of chastened optimism, we will find a path, CHARLES B. MACDONALD The CINCPAC Instruction 5000. 5B of 15 October 1969 requires the Commander...Senisor Prbg rants.............. ............ ................. V11- I Herbicidt Oppratiomn. ...................................... .VI- 15 Vii

  16. Support the Combatant Commander, Develop the Force, or Roll the Dice? What the Air Force’s Deployment Tasking Process Doesn’t Do

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    2012-01-01

    mannerisms, and social habits beyond that found in text- books. Clearly, sending them back to that region or country would prove beneficial to the...observations lead toward a recommendation to rede - ploy Airmen to former duties and locations. Doing so, however, would ignore the importance of force

  17. Development of computerized masticatory force measurement system.

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    Rane, Vivek; Hamde, Satish; Agrawal, Ankush

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the Maximum Voluntary Bite Force (MVBF) in Indian population with normal occlusion and after treatment of mandibular angle fracture. This paper discusses the development of a sensor fork with modified load cell and computer-based bite force measuring system that generates force profile on the computer. This is a powerful diagnostic tool in response to the needs of dentists seeking an accurate way to dynamically measure occlusion. This study was carried out to evaluate the maximum voluntary bite force generated by the patients after the treatment of mandibular angle fracture. The in vivo measurements were repeated on the following day, week and two months later. The measurements of the device were highly repeatable. This development provides the cost effective and handy equipment for bite force measurement further, if again sensor thickness reduced, we will be able to get more close results of forces that are exactly generated during the mastication process. Our study shows a significant difference in mean bite force efficiency between the all the treatment weeks and increased with time at α = 0.05 level. The gender difference was statistically significant in the male and female.

  18. Hospital incident command system (HICS) performance in Iran; decision making during disasters

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    2012-01-01

    Background Hospitals are cornerstones for health care in a community and must continue to function in the face of a disaster. The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) is a method by which the hospital operates when an emergency is declared. Hospitals are often ill equipped to evaluate the strengths and vulnerabilities of their own management systems before the occurrence of an actual disaster. The main objective of this study was to measure the decision making performance according to HICS job actions sheets using tabletop exercises. Methods This observational study was conducted between May 1st 2008 and August 31st 2009. Twenty three Iranian hospitals were included. A tabletop exercise was developed for each hospital which in turn was based on the highest probable risk. The job action sheets of the HICS were used as measurements of performance. Each indicator was considered as 1, 2 or 3 in accordance with the HICS. Fair performance was determined as < 40%; intermediate as 41-70%; high as 71-100% of the maximum score of 192. Descriptive statistics, T-test, and Univariate Analysis of Variance were used. Results None of the participating hospitals had a hospital disaster management plan. The performance according to HICS was intermediate for 83% (n = 19) of the participating hospitals. No hospital had a high level of performance. The performance level for the individual sections was intermediate or fair, except for the logistic and finance sections which demonstrated a higher level of performance. The public hospitals had overall higher performances than university hospitals (P = 0.04). Conclusions The decision making performance in the Iranian hospitals, as measured during table top exercises and using the indicators proposed by HICS was intermediate to poor. In addition, this study demonstrates that the HICS job action sheets can be used as a template for measuring the hospital response. Simulations can be used to assess preparedness, but the correlation with

  19. Measurement systems for cell adhesive forces.

    PubMed

    Zhou, Dennis W; García, Andrés J

    2015-02-01

    Cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) involves integrin receptor-ligand binding and clustering to form focal adhesion (FA) complexes, which mechanically link the cell's cytoskeleton to the ECM and regulate fundamental cell signaling pathways. Although elucidation of the biochemical events in cell-matrix adhesive interactions is rapidly advancing, recent studies show that the forces underlying cell-matrix adhesive interactions are also critical to cell responses. Therefore, multiple measurement systems have been developed to quantify the spatial and temporal dynamics of cell adhesive forces, and these systems have identified how mechanical events influence cell phenotype and FA structure-function relationships under physiological and pathological settings. This review focuses on the development, methodology, and applications of measurement systems for probing (a) cell adhesion strength and (b) 2D and 3D cell traction forces.

  20. Evaluation of expert systems - An approach and case study. [of determining software functional requirements for command management of satellites

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    Liebowitz, J.

    1985-01-01

    Techniques that were applied in defining an expert system prototype for first-cut evaluations of the software functional requirements of NASA satellite command management activities are described. The prototype was developed using the Knowledge Engineering System. Criteria were selected for evaluating the satellite software before defining the expert system prototype. Application of the prototype system is illustrated in terms of the evaluation procedures used with the COBE satellite to be launched in 1988. The limited number of options which can be considered by the program mandates that biases in the system output must be well understood by the users.

  1. Evaluation of expert systems - An approach and case study. [of determining software functional requirements for command management of satellites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Liebowitz, J.

    1985-01-01

    Techniques that were applied in defining an expert system prototype for first-cut evaluations of the software functional requirements of NASA satellite command management activities are described. The prototype was developed using the Knowledge Engineering System. Criteria were selected for evaluating the satellite software before defining the expert system prototype. Application of the prototype system is illustrated in terms of the evaluation procedures used with the COBE satellite to be launched in 1988. The limited number of options which can be considered by the program mandates that biases in the system output must be well understood by the users.

  2. Development of the command data system and ground software for the SEDSAT-1 microsatellite

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    Wells, B. Earl

    1996-01-01

    SEDSAT-1 is designed to be a low cost scientific satellite which is to be used to perform a minimum of five tasks which include: (1) the acquisition of a number of important parameters associated with the tethering processes from the payloads perspective (such as accelerations incurred and imaging data of the tether during deployment), (2) to act as a remote sensing platform for making measurements of the Earth's Atmosphere (allowing research to be performed in such areas as vertical lightning observation, visible light spectrography, and cloud cover studies, (3) to act as a general purpose amateur radio communication satellite relaying information back to earth, (4) to demonstrate the feasibility of the deployment in low earth orbit of advanced technology such as the Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells, Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, and multi-chip module technology and, (5) to support student's active participation in applying the disciplines of engineering and science to space-based hardware platforms. The project includes the Three-axis Accelerometer System, TAS, Experiment which is designed to report the accelerations that the satellite undergoes during the tethering operations and during the second phase of the mission when the free floating satellite comes in contact with orbit debris. The SEASIS (SEDS Earth, Atmosphere, and Space Imaging System) is another SEDSAT experiment designed to provide images of the tether during its deployment and the earth during the second phase of the mission. To control these experiments and virtually all other satellite operations the Command Data System, CDS is employed. This system utilizes a moderate complexity micro-controller controlled by tasks operating under a real-time operating system to dynamically monitor and control the satellite. The scope of this researchers efforts has been in the general area of coordinating and assisting the student researchers with the development of the CDS and ground station interfaces. This

  3. The NATO U.S.-German Multinational Corps: Command and Control Resources for Employment of Tactical Combat Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-12-05

    form of some management system modeled after the Foreign Area Officer program (and possibly related to It), the Joint Specialty Officer program or an...differences In the resources of communications systems , facilities, procedures and personnel. By analyzing these differences this study Identifies Implications...Introduct ion .......................................... I MulIt inat ional Corps ................................... I Hethodology

  4. Force XXI Battle Command - Brigade and Below (FBCB2) - EXFOR; White Paper for future Improvements for the force XXI Battle Command - Brigade and Below fort hood SIMNET/JANUS Warfighting Facility

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1997-02-07

    0 Transmitting SINCGARS Transmitting EPLRS = EPLRS FDX Needline © SINCGARS Net No. Bam!« Active comms link (transmitting) Operational, link...Observer / Controllers (O/Cs) to observe, record, annotate, and replay Applique activities . This capability is resident in the AAR system that is...the screen state of selected Applique terminals at all times; it allows an O/C to observe and record Applique activities , to flag them for future

  5. Tank Platoon Training Using the Precision Range Integrated Maneuver Exercise (PRIME) System as Perceived by Company Commanders

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-09-01

    Integrated Maneuver Exercise (PRIME) System as Perceived by Company Commanders 12. PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Kraemer, Ronald E.; and Koger, Milton E. 13a. TYPE OF...are listed under the general category of type of "opera- tion." Furthermore, each mission is related to a primary task and purpose, with ntmexam...e) whether or not performance of the element in SINNEr can be observed. This type of analysis could be performed for PRIME and verified by personnel

  6. Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) (User Manual). Ada Command Environment (ACE) Version 8.0 Sun OS Implementation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-10-29

    LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT OF REPORT OF THIS PAGE OF ABSTRACT TASK: UR20 CDRL: 00980 29 October 1990 USER MANUAL For The SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY FOR...Octobei � USER MANUAL For The SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY FOR ADAPTABLE, RELIABLE SYSTEMS (STARS) Ada Command Environment (ACE) Version 8.0 SunOS...4 4 Software and Hardware Environment 4 4.1 Sun Workstation .. .. .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..... 5 5 Pragmas Supported

  7. Turbomachinery Forced Response Prediction System (FREPS): User's Manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morel, M. R.; Murthy, D. V.

    1994-01-01

    The turbomachinery forced response prediction system (FREPS), version 1.2, is capable of predicting the aeroelastic behavior of axial-flow turbomachinery blades. This document is meant to serve as a guide in the use of the FREPS code with specific emphasis on its use at NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC). A detailed explanation of the aeroelastic analysis and its development is beyond the scope of this document, and may be found in the references. FREPS has been developed by the NASA LeRC Structural Dynamics Branch. The manual is divided into three major parts: an introduction, the preparation of input, and the procedure to execute FREPS. Part 1 includes a brief background on the necessity of FREPS, a description of the FREPS system, the steps needed to be taken before FREPS is executed, an example input file with instructions, presentation of the geometric conventions used, and the input/output files employed and produced by FREPS. Part 2 contains a detailed description of the command names needed to create the primary input file that is required to execute the FREPS code. Also, Part 2 has an example data file to aid the user in creating their own input files. Part 3 explains the procedures required to execute the FREPS code on the Cray Y-MP, a computer system available at the NASA LeRC.

  8. Global modes in forced inhomogeneous systems

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    Thiria, Benjamin; Goujon-Durand, Sophie; Wesfreid, José Eduardo

    2004-11-01

    We are studing the wake of a cylinder at moderate Reynolds number (Re=150) performing rotary oscillations around the axis. It has been experimentally shown (B. Thiria et al. (APS DFD 2004)) that the far wake always presents the same characteristics, if the forcing frequency is not too close to the natural vortex shedding frequency. Although the vortices are shed at the forcing frequency in the near wake, the system selects a different frequency which is close to the natural one. A complete study of the linear stability in the case of forced wakes, has shown a modification in the nature (magnitude and length) of the absolute instability region. For frequencies bigger than the unforced one, the absolute-convective instability transition presents in synchronised flows, is pushed back as a function of the forcing amplitude downstream of the cylinder, giving a new global mode shape for the second observed wake ( corresponding to the forcing having a stable behaviour). We will show that these different global modes, due to the effect of the forcing, present the scaling laws as a function of the Reynolds number, studied by Wesfreid, Goujon-Durand & Zielinska (1996) or Couairon & Chomaz (1999) in bluff body wakes.

  9. Apollo experience report: Guidance and control systems: Command and service module entry monitor subsystem

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reina, B., Jr.; Patterson, H. G.

    1975-01-01

    The conceptual aspects of the command and service module entry monitor subsystem, together with an interpretation of the displays and their associated relationship to entry trajectory control, are presented. The entry monitor subsystem is described, and the problems encountered during the developmental phase and the first five manned Apollo flights are discussed in conjunction with the design improvements implemented.

  10. An Analytical History of Provider Organization Support within Navy Enterprise: Naval Supply Systems Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-01

    TQM Total Quality Management TYCOM Type Commander USE Undersea Warfare Enterprise VCNO Vice Chief of Naval Operations xvii...Navy’s business and standardize practices such as Total Quality Management ( TQM ) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS). ADM Clark conceptualized the Sea Enterprise

  11. Development of a Naval Supply Systems Command Acquisition Supplement - A Business Practice Improvement

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-09-01

    SUPPLEMENT — A BUSINESS PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT September 2015 By: Annette Stevenson Advisors: Charles K. Pickar Clarence M. Belton...COMMAND ACQUISITION SUPPLEMENT —A BUSINESS PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Stevenson, Annette 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND...its contracting workforce. NAVSUP’s supplemental guidance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

  12. Sensorless Interaction Force Control Based on B-Spline Function for Human-Robot Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mitsantisuk, Chowarit; Katsura, Seiichiro; Ohishi, Kiyoshi

    In this paper, to provide precise force sensation of human operator, a twin direct-drive motor system with wire rope mechanism has been developed. The human-robot interaction force and the wire rope tension are independently controlled in acceleration dimension by realizing the dual disturbance observer based on modal space design. In the common mode, it is utilized for control of vibration suppression and wire rope tension. In the differential mode, the purity of human external force with compensation of friction force is obtained. This mode is useful for control of the interaction force of human. Furthermore, the human-robot system that has the ability of support of human interaction force is also proposed. The interaction force generation based on B-spline function is applied to automatically adjust the smooth force command corresponding to the adaptive parameters.
    To analyze the human movement stroke, the multi-sensor scheme is applied to fuse both two motor encoders and acceleration sensor signal by using Kalman filter. From the experimental results, the ability to design different level of assistive force makes it well suited to customized training programs due to time and human movement constraints.

  13. Multiphase patterns in periodically forced oscillatory systems

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    Elphick, C.; Hagberg, A.; Meron, E.

    1999-05-01

    Periodic forcing of an oscillatory system produces frequency locking bands within which the system frequency is rationally related to the forcing frequency. We study extended oscillatory systems that respond to uniform periodic forcing at one quarter of the forcing frequency (the 4:1 resonance). These systems possess four coexisting stable states, corresponding to uniform oscillations with successive phase shifts of {pi}/2. Using an amplitude equation approach near a Hopf bifurcation to uniform oscillations, we study front solutions connecting different phase states. These solutions divide into two groups: {pi} fronts separating states with a phase shift of {pi} and {pi}/2 fronts separating states with a phase shift of {pi}/2. We find a type of front instability where a stationary {pi} front {open_quotes}decomposes{close_quotes} into a pair of traveling {pi}/2 fronts as the forcing strength is decreased. The instability is degenerate for an amplitude equation with cubic nonlinearities. At the instability point a continuous family of pair solutions exists, consisting of {pi}/2 fronts separated by distances ranging from zero to infinity. Quintic nonlinearities lift the degeneracy at the instability point but do not change the basic nature of the instability. We conjecture the existence of similar instabilities in higher 2n:1 resonances (n=3,4,{hor_ellipsis}) where stationary {pi} fronts decompose into {ital n} traveling {pi}/n fronts. The instabilities designate transitions from stationary two-phase patterns to traveling 2n-phase patterns. As an example, we demonstrate with a numerical solution the collapse of a four-phase spiral wave into a stationary two-phase pattern as the forcing strength within the 4:1 resonance is increased. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

  14. Forced response analysis of hydroelectric systems

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    Alligné, S.; Silva, P. C. O.; Béguin, A.; Kawkabani, B.; Allenbach, P.; Nicolet, C.; Avellan, F.

    2014-03-01

    At off-design operating points, Francis turbines develop cavitation vortex rope in the draft tube which may interact with the hydraulic system. Risk resonance assessment by means of eigenmodes computation of the system is usually performed. However, the system response to the excitation source induced by the cavitation vortex rope is not predicted in terms of amplitudes and phase. Only eigenmodes shapes with related frequencies and dampings can be predicted. Besides this modal analysis, the risk resonance assessment can be completed by a forced response analysis. This method allows identifying the contribution of each eigenmode into the system response which depends on the system boundary conditions and the excitation source location. In this paper, a forced response analysis of a Francis turbine hydroelectric power plant including hydraulic system, rotating train, electrical system and control devices is performed. First, the general methodology of the forced response analysis is presented and validated with time domain simulations. Then, analysis of electrical, hydraulic and hydroelectric systems are performed and compared to analyse the influence of control structures on pressure fluctuations induced by cavitation vortex rope.

  15. Evolvable work-centred support systems for command and control: creating systems users can adapt to meet changing demands.

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    Roth, E; Scott, R; Deutsch, S; Kuper, S; Schmidt, V; Stilson, M; Wampler, J

    2006-06-10

    Military command and control (C2) organizations are complex socio-technical systems which must constantly adapt to meet changing operational requirements. We describe our experiences in developing a work-centred support system (WCSS) to aid weather forecasting and monitoring in a military airlift C2 organization as an illustrative case. As part of the development process we conducted field observations both before and after introduction of the WCSS in their operations centre. A striking finding was the constant changes that operations personnel faced (changes in goals and priorities, changes in scale of operations, changes in team roles and structure, and changes in information sources and systems). We describe the changes in workplace demands that we observed and the modifications we needed to make to the WCSS in response. For today's fielded systems, it is seldom possible to make changes that are responsive to users' changing requirements in a timely manner. We argue for the need to incorporate facilities that enable users to adapt their systems to the changing requirements of work and point to some promising directions towards evolvable work-centred support systems.

  16. Agricultural Drainage Management Systems Task Force (ADMSTF)

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    The Agricultural Drainage Management Systems (ADMS) Task Force was initiated during a Charter meeting in the fall of 2002 by dedicated professional employees of Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies and Universities. The Agricultural Drainage Management (ADM) Coalition was established in 200...

  17. Special Forces Interpersonal Performance Assessment System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-04-01

    Phase I interpersonal performance assessment system: selection of the target group , identification of performance dimensions, and performance scale...development. > Target Group Selection The U.S. Army Special Forces (SF) was chosen as the target group because interpersonal skills are critical for the...1 IDENTIFYING THE TARGET GROUP ................................................................................... 2 IDENTIFYING CRITICAL

  18. Evaluating Tactical Command and Control Systems--A Three-Tiered Approach.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-09-01

    Stochastic Frontier Producion Jul 1981 Function Model.," if pp. * Jan 1981, AD A096 160 h14chipan State Univuersi tp PP 3ld Jahn, Christopuher; Horoiltz...costs. tQUAL-C)ST ANALiSIS To evaluate all of the alternatives on a comparable basis, we created equal-cost forces. Using the cost of full TCO as a...AD A055 536 AD A058 535 PP 223 P-P 213 Mengel. I/arc, * Stochastic Machonics of Mbiecuieion H4IDecjie Mengel. Marc, "Fluctuations In Systems with

  19. Ada (Trade Name) Foundation Technology. Volume 4. Software Requirements for WIS (WWMCCS (World Wide Military Command and Control System) Information System) Text Processing Prototypes

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-12-01

    type lonts and gsei-oriented "help" messages tailored to the operations being performed and user expertise In general, critical design issues...other volumes include command language, software design , description and analysis tools, database management system operating systems; planning and...summary information. d. Detailed planning capabilities must provide improved methods for designating specific units and associated sustainment

  20. Developing Flexible Command and Control of Airpower

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-01-01

    organizational level. The most famous practitioner of this concept, Gen Elwood “Pete” Quesada , commanded all tactical air forces on the continent, some more...XIX Tactical Air Command of Gen Otto “Opie” Weyland, who famously supported Gen George Patton’s charge across central France. Quesada trained all...understood his com- mand intent. He also worked closely with Lt Gen Courtney Hodges, commander of Army forces in France. Quesada saw to it that

  1. Automatic Command Sequence Generation

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    Fisher, Forest; Gladded, Roy; Khanampompan, Teerapat

    2007-01-01

    Automatic Sequence Generator (Autogen) Version 3.0 software automatically generates command sequences for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and several other JPL spacecraft operated by the multi-mission support team. Autogen uses standard JPL sequencing tools like APGEN, ASP, SEQGEN, and the DOM database to automate the generation of uplink command products, Spacecraft Command Message Format (SCMF) files, and the corresponding ground command products, DSN Keywords Files (DKF). Autogen supports all the major multi-mission mission phases including the cruise, aerobraking, mapping/science, and relay mission phases. Autogen is a Perl script, which functions within the mission operations UNIX environment. It consists of two parts: a set of model files and the autogen Perl script. Autogen encodes the behaviors of the system into a model and encodes algorithms for context sensitive customizations of the modeled behaviors. The model includes knowledge of different mission phases and how the resultant command products must differ for these phases. The executable software portion of Autogen, automates the setup and use of APGEN for constructing a spacecraft activity sequence file (SASF). The setup includes file retrieval through the DOM (Distributed Object Manager), an object database used to store project files. This step retrieves all the needed input files for generating the command products. Depending on the mission phase, Autogen also uses the ASP (Automated Sequence Processor) and SEQGEN to generate the command product sent to the spacecraft. Autogen also provides the means for customizing sequences through the use of configuration files. By automating the majority of the sequencing generation process, Autogen eliminates many sequence generation errors commonly introduced by manually constructing spacecraft command sequences. Through the layering of commands into the sequence by a series of scheduling algorithms, users are able to rapidly and reliably construct the

  2. Breaking the Bathsheba Syndrome: Building a Performance Evaluation System That Promotes Mission Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-22

    combination of top-down evaluations, peer and subordinate reviews, and objective testing of critical skills might equip Army boards better to identify... testing of critical skills might equip Army boards better to identify the best practitioners of the mission command philosophy. Two specific proposals...assignments and promotion processes, in order to retain, challenge, and inspire its best, brightest, and most battle- tested young officers to lead the

  3. Assessing Command and Control System Vulnerabilities in Underdeveloped, Degraded and Denied Operational Environments

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    2013-06-01

    Pretoria, CSIR , South Africa; roosthuizen@csir.co.za) Leon Pretorius (Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Leon.Pretorius@up.ac.za...Point of Contact Rudolph Oosthuizen ( CSIR , South Africa; roosthuizen@csir.co.za) Name of Organization: Council for...499 Master’s • 300 PhDs © CSIR 2013 2 CSIR : A synopsis • Introduction • Command and Control • Degraded and Denied Operational Environments

  4. Measurement of Human Performance for Future Combat Systems Command and Control

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2004-12-01

    interaction measures based on audio recordings of the exercises examined the command group’s verbal communications. Human-Computer Interaction ( HCI ... HCI ) Results The coding categories developed for HCI analysis were based on the C2 functions of Plan, See, Move and Strike. The categories and...codes used to assess HCI were revised and expanded over the course of experiments as new features were added to the C2 prototype. For example

  5. Cost efficient command management

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    Brandt, Theresa; Murphy, C. W.; Kuntz, Jon; Barlett, Tom

    1996-01-01

    The design and implementation of a command management system (CMS) for a NASA control center, is described. The technology innovations implemented in the CMS provide the infrastructure required for operations cost reduction and future development cost reduction through increased operational efficiency and reuse in future missions. The command management design facilitates error-free operations which enables the automation of the routine control center functions and allows for the distribution of scheduling responsibility to the instrument teams. The reusable system was developed using object oriented methodologies.

  6. Expert systems and command, control, and communication system acquisition. Master's thesis

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    Minnema, J.E.

    1989-03-01

    This thesis examines the organizational causes of the Department of Defense's (DoD) inability to acquire working defense systems. One major cause of this is identified as a lack of a sufficient number of trained and experienced acquisition personnel. An examination of the definitions of Decision Support and Expert Systems is made to determine their suitability for application to this problem. The information-system framework of Gorry and Scott Morton is used to structure the acquisition problem. The DoD acquisition problem is found to be a good candidate for the application of expert systems. An expert-system architecture is developed to provide acquisition personnel both technical and management support. Use of a central mainframe, connected to the Defense Data Network, will provide nationwide access, with centralized control of the knowledge base. The architecture allows for the incorporation of existing conventional software under expert software control. In order to reduce development cost and time, the use of existing DoD manuals as the knowledge base, is proposed. A prototype module, utilizing the M.1 expert shell and DoD Manual 4245.7-M and NAVSO P-6071 is developed to prove the feasibility of this approach.

  7. The Optical Bichromatic Force in Molecular Systems

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    Aldridge, Leland M.; Galica, Scott E.; Eyler, Edward E.

    2015-06-01

    The bichromatic optical force (BCF), which can greatly exceed radiative forces, seems ideal for laser slowing and cooling of molecules because it minimizes the effects of radiative decay. However, it relies on sustained coherences between optically coupled states, and molecules, with their many sublevels and decay pathways, present new challenges in maintaining these coherences compared with simple atoms. We have conducted extensive numerical simulations of BCFs in model molecular systems based on the B leftrightarrow X transition in CaF, and have begun experimental tests in a molecular beam. In our modeling, the effects of fine and hyperfine structure are examined using a simplified level scheme that is still sufficiently complete to include the major pathways leading to loss or decoherence. To circumvent optical pumping into coherent dark states we explore two possible schemes: (1) a skewed dc magnetic field, and (2) rapid optical polarization switching. The effects of repumping to compensate for out-of-system radiative decay are also examined. Our results verify that the BCF is a promising method for creating large forces in molecular beams while minimizing out-of-system radiative losses, and provide detailed guidance for experimental designs. Compared to a two-level atom, the peak force is reduced by about an order of magnitude, but there is little reduction in the velocity range over which the force is effective. Our experiments on deflection and slowing using the CaF B leftrightarrow X, (0-0) transition, still at an early stage, include studies of both the P11(1.5)/^PQ12(0.5) branch, a quasi-cycling configuration with extensive hfs, and the R11(0.5)/^RQ21(0.5) branch, which has a much simpler hfs but requires rotational repumping. Supported by the National Science Foundation

  8. Air Force Enlisted Force Management: System Interactions and Synchronization Strategies

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    2007-01-01

    NCO noncommissioned officer NPS non-prior service OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense OSI Office of Special Investigations PFE Promotion Fitness Exam...of airmen with disciplinary or low performance issues. 44 Air Force Enlisted Force Management ness exam ( PFE ), score on the Skills Knowledge Test...serpentine logic trail: Suppose an AFSC has a difficult SKT or a difficult version of the PFE . Tests that are more difficult lead to a wider range of

  9. Simulation evaluation of the control system command monitoring concept for the NASA V/STOL research aircraft (VSRA)

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    Schroeder, J. A.; Moralez, E.; Merrick, V. K.

    1987-01-01

    A control-system monitoring concept is described that has the potential of rapidly detecting computer command failures (hardware or software) in fly-by-wire control systems. The concept has been successfully tested on the NASA Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing Research Aircraft (VSRA) in the Ames Research Center's Vertical Motion Simulator. The test was particularly stringent, since the VSRA is required to operate in a hazardous environment. The fidelity of the aircraft model used in the simulation was verified by flying both the simulated and actual aircraft in a precision hover task using specially designed targets.

  10. Maritime Homeland Command Control: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

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    2002-02-04

    Security, Command and Control, Navy, Coast Guard, Customs Service, Centralized Control, Decentralized Execution, Organization by Objectives 15.Abstract...primarily responsible for the maritime homeland, the Navy, the Coast guard, the Customs Service, should provide resources and command capabilities to a...Coast Guard, the Customs Service, should provide resources and command capabilities to a unified command and control structure. Coast Guard forces and

  11. Are hospitals ready to response to disasters? Challenges, opportunities and strategies of Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS).

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    Yarmohammadian, Mohammad Hossein; Atighechian, Golrokh; Shams, Lida; Haghshenas, Abbas

    2011-08-01

    Applying an effective management system in emergency incidents provides maximum efficiency with using minimum facilities and human resources. Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS) is one of the most reliable emergency incident command systems to make hospitals more efficient and to increase patient safety. This research was to study requirements, barriers, and strategies of HEICS in hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS). This was a qualitative research carried out in Isfahan Province, Iran during 2008-09. The study population included senior hospital managers of IUMS and key informants in emergency incident management across Isfahan Province. Sampling method was in non-random purposeful form and snowball technique was used. The research instrument for data collection was semi-structured interview; collected data was analyzed by Colaizzi Technique. Findings of study were categorized into three general categories including requirements (organizational and sub-organizational), barriers (internal and external) of HEICS establishment, and providing short, mid and long term strategies. These categories are explained in details in the main text. Regarding the existing barriers in establishment of HEICS, it is recommended that responsible authorities in different levels of health care system prepare necessary conditions for implementing such system as soon as possible via encouraging and supporting systems. This paper may help health policy makers to get reasonable framework and have comprehensive view for establishing HEICS in hospitals. It is necessary to consider requirements and viewpoints of stakeholders before any health policy making or planning.

  12. 107. Air defense command "master plan, basic mission plan," RCA ...

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    107. Air defense command "master plan, basic mission plan," RCA Service Company tab no. F-1, sheet 2 of 2, dated 1 June, 1963. - Clear Air Force Station, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Site II, One mile west of mile marker 293.5 on Parks Highway, 5 miles southwest of Anderson, Anderson, Denali Borough, AK

  13. 106. Air defense command "master plan", base map," RCA Service ...

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    106. Air defense command "master plan", base map," RCA Service Company tab no. F-1, sheet 1 of 2, dated 22 October, 1965. - Clear Air Force Station, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Site II, One mile west of mile marker 293.5 on Parks Highway, 5 miles southwest of Anderson, Anderson, Denali Borough, AK

  14. The Canadian Forces trauma care system

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    Tien, Homer

    2011-01-01

    According to the Trauma Association of Canada, a trauma system is a preplanned, organized and coordinated injury-control effort in a defined geographic area. An effective trauma system engages in comprehensive injury surveillance and prevention programs; delivers trauma care from the time of injury to recovery; engages in research, training and performance improvement; and establishes linkages with an all-hazards emergency preparedness program. To support Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan, the Canadian Forces (CF) developed a comprehensive trauma system based around its trauma hospital — the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (R3MMU) at Kandahar Airfield. This article reviews the essential components of a modern trauma system, outlines the evidence that trauma systems improve care to injury victims and describes how the current CF trauma system was developed. PMID:22099323

  15. An analysis system for blade forced response

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    Chiang, H.W.D.; Kielb, R.E. )

    1993-10-01

    A frequent cause of turbomachinery blade failure is excessive resonant response. The most common excitation source is the nonuniform flow field generated by inlet distortion, wakes and/or pressure disturbances from adjacent blade rows. The standard method for dealing with this problem is to avoid resonant conditions using a Campbell diagram. Unfortunately, it is impossible to avoid all resonant conditions. Therefore, judgments based on past experience are used to determine the acceptability of the blade design. A new analysis system has been developed to predict blade forced response. The system provides a design tool, over and above the standard Campbell diagram approach, for predicting potential forced response problems. The incoming excitation sources are modeled using a semi-empirical rotor wake/vortex model for wake excitation, measured data for inlet distortion, and a quasi-three-dimensional Euler code for pressure disturbances. Using these aerodynamic stimuli, and the blade's natural frequencies and mode shapes from a finite element model, the unsteady aerodynamic modal forces and the aerodynamic damping are calculated. A modal response solution is then performed. This paper provides a basic description of the system, which includes: (1) models for the wake excitation, inlet distortion, and pressure disturbance; (2) a kernel function solution technique for unsteady aerodynamics; and (3) a modal aeroelastic solution using strip theory. Also, results of the two applications are presented.

  16. Dielectrophoretic Force Imaging of Biological Systems

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    Simpson, Garth J.

    2004-03-01

    A new scanning probe microscopic technique is demonstrated, exploiting AC electrokinetic forces for real-time functional imaging of biological interfaces with nanometer-scale spatial resolution. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) describes the mobility of particles in radio-frequency AC electric fields and is related to the frequency-dependent polarizability. Similar to the forces in optical trapping, DEP interactions are greatest for large field gradients, such as those adjacent to highly curved electrodes. Moderate AC potentials (5 Vpp) are more than sufficient to induce surface forces strong enough for reliable feedback during imaging. Simply changing the AC frequency can change the nature of the DEP force from repulsive to attractive. By scanning the AC frequency, dielectrophoretic spectroscopy using light with a wavelength of ˜ 1/2 km can be performed with spatial resolution of a few nanometers (about 11 to 12 orders of magnitude below the diffraction-limit), representing a new level of achievement in near-field microscopy. Among other things, the facile applicability of DEP imaging in aqueous media is ideally suited for ultrahigh resolution microscopy of biological systems, including supported lipid bilayer membranes, immobilized organelles, and living cells.

  17. Equifinality and its violations in a redundant system: multifinger accurate force production

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    Wilhelm, Luke; Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M.

    2013-01-01

    We explored a hypothesis that transient perturbations applied to a redundant system result in equifinality in the space of task-related performance variables but not in the space of elemental variables. The subjects pressed with four fingers and produced an accurate constant total force level. The “inverse piano” device was used to lift and lower one of the fingers smoothly. The subjects were instructed “not to intervene voluntarily” with possible force changes. Analysis was performed in spaces of finger forces and finger modes (hypothetical neural commands to fingers) as elemental variables. Lifting a finger led to an increase in its force and a decrease in the forces of the other three fingers; the total force increased. Lowering the finger back led to a drop in the force of the perturbed finger. At the final state, the sum of the variances of finger forces/modes computed across repetitive trials was significantly higher than the variance of the total force/mode. Most variance of the individual finger force/mode changes between the preperturbation and postperturbation states was compatible with constant total force. We conclude that a transient perturbation applied to a redundant system leads to relatively small variance in the task-related performance variable (equifinality), whereas in the space of elemental variables much more variance occurs that does not lead to total force changes. We interpret the results within a general theoretical scheme that incorporates the ideas of hierarchically organized control, control with referent configurations, synergic control, and the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis. PMID:23904497

  18. Commander Wilcutt works at the commander's workstation during STS-106

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    2000-09-11

    STS106-352-009 (8-20 September 2000) --- Astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, STS-106 mission commander, performs a firing of the reaction control system on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Earth’s horizon is visible through the commander’s window.

  19. Electrodynamic forces in tethered satellite systems. Part 1: System control

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    Netzer, Ehud; Kane, Thomas R.

    1994-10-01

    Part 1 of this work deals with the use of electrodynamic forces for control of tethered satellite system. A system formed by two massive end-bodies connected to each other by a current carrying tether is to be kept in an earth-pointing orientation by means of joint actions of thrusters on one of the end-bodies and electrodynamic forces acting on the tether.

  20. Vectorial Command of Induction Motor Pumping System Supplied by a Photovoltaic Generator

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    Makhlouf, Messaoud; Messai, Feyrouz; Benalla, Hocine

    2011-01-01

    With the continuous decrease of the cost of solar cells, there is an increasing interest and needs in photovoltaic (PV) system applications following standard of living improvements. Water pumping system powered by solar-cell generators are one of the most important applications. The fluctuation of solar energy on one hand, and the necessity to optimise available solar energy on the other, it is useful to develop new efficient and flexible modes to control motors that entrain the pump. A vectorial control of an asynchronous motor fed by a photovoltaic system is proposed. This paper investigates a photovoltaic-electro mechanic chain, composed of a PV generator, DC-AC converter, a vector controlled induction motor and centrifugal pump. The PV generator is forced to operate at its maximum power point by using an appropriate search algorithm integrated in the vector control. The optimization is realized without need to adding a DC-DC converter to the chain. The motor supply is also ensured in all insolation conditions. Simulation results show the effectiveness and feasibility of such an approach.