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

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-21

    ... associated with airborne and waterborne activities occurring during the exercise. Persons and vessels are... Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel, Tampa, FL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final... Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise. The exercise is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22,...

  2. An Analysis of the Twenty-Nine Capabilities of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Hostage Recovery ITG Initial Terminal Guidance JEO JTF Enabling Operations JTF Join Task Force JTT Joint/Combined Training/Instruction Team LAR Light...Limited Expeditionary Airfield Operations (EAO). 27. Show of Force Operations (SOFO). 28. JTF Enabling Operations ( JEO ). 29. Sniping Operations (SNO...Relief (HA/DR) Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Airfield/Port Seizure (APS) Show of Force Operations (SOFO) JTF Enabling Operations ( JEO

  3. Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable) Relevancy in the Near Term

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-01-01

    joint forces employment. The second capability in need of enhancing is mobility. Often times a smaller force can stand ready to be employed if...deployed a second time will far outweigh the impact on the personnel slating and assignment system. A much greater organizational issue that affects the...accomplish on the deployment was non-existent. Worst of all, time was never a factor. These actions could have been accomplished with the right

  4. USSOCOM Did Not Always Effectively Validate Capability Requirements or Maintain Supporting Documentation for Special Operations-Peculiar Programs (Redacted)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-02-04

    officials fielded an All Environment Capable Variant Small Unmanned Aircraft (AECV) system that did not meet key performance parameters (primary...Assessments (JB), responding for the Vice Commander, USSOCOM, fully addressed all specifics of the recommendation and no further comments are required...However, USSOCOM officials fielded an All Environment Capable Variant Small Unmanned Aircraft (AECV) System that did not meet primary performance

  5. LOFT Augmented Operator Capability Program

    SciTech Connect

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

    1980-01-01

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

  6. Special Operations Officer Talent Management

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-04-01

    Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Israel; the Mediterranean Sea , the Baltic Sea , the Black Sea , the Sea of Azov , and parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.28...rights on land and sea , security concerns, and diplomatic relations.2 U.S. special operations forces (SOF) provide strategic-level capabilities...partners in an ever-more complex and dynamic environment.”18 Army Special Forces and Navy Sea , Air, Land (SEAL) officers train for years and execute

  7. 2015 Special Operations Essays

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-01

    Intelligence Agency Relationship since Desert Storm and its Prospects for the Future , May 2014, David P. Oakley Countering the al-Shabaab Insurgency...01 MAY 2015 2. REPORT TYPE N/A 3. DATES COVERED 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 2015 Special Operations Essays 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER...The JSOU Press MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 2015 2015 Special Operations Essays This monograph and other JSOU publications can be found at https

  8. 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

  9. Special Operations Research Topics 2015

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-01-01

    to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. 1. REPORT DATE 2014...Operations Studies and Research The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publications to contribute toward expanding the body of...mission in a joint and interagency environment. JSOU conducts research through its Center for Special Operations Studies and Research (CSOSR) where

  10. Operant Conditioning for Special Educators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  11. Amphibious Operations: Ensuring Capabilities to Assure Access

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-04-05

    component of the .US National Security Strategy. 8 The international resistance to support US operations overtly further reinforces and validates the...operations considering the likelihood of continued resistance by neighboring states adjacent to crises areas. The capability to project power from the sea...the region of transition between the global commons and the shore, are an important factor in bridging the space between international waters and dry

  12. Special Operations Forces. An Assessment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-04-01

    110 29. Cyclone class ships, such as the Hurricane shown here, afford SEALs long-range mobility ...................... II1 30. PSYOP specialists...MC-130 Combat Talons, MH-53 Pave Low helicopters, and Cyclone Class coastal patrol ships.’ Conversely, 34 SPECIAL OPERA.TIONS FORCES conventional...New Cyclone class patrol ships, for example, have great range and endurance and can survive 10-foot waves, but cannot move long distances fast enought

  13. Business Case Analysis of the Special Operations Air Mobility Vehicle

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA MBA PROFESSIONAL REPORT BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS AIR...2013 3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED MBA Professional Report 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS AIR...perform an industry analysis of the WSC training and aircraft sales industry; and (3) determine the expected government training capabilities and costs

  14. Integrating Special Operations Forces Operational Design and Joint Doctrine

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-04

    Design in his book, Going Big by Getting Small: The Application of Operational Art by Special Operations in Phase Zero. Colonel Petit categorizes his......pre-intervention activities, otherwise known as left of bang . Special operations play a significant role in the Army’s core competencies and USASOC

  15. Special problems and capabilities of high altitude lighter than air vehicles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1975-01-01

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

  16. Comprehensive Performance Nutrition for Special Operations Forces.

    PubMed

    Daigle, Karen A; Logan, Christi M; Kotwal, Russ S

    2015-01-01

    Special Operations Forces (SOF) training, combat, and contingency operations are unique and demanding. Performance nutrition within the Department of Defense has emphasized that nutrition is relative to factors related to the desired outcome, which includes successful performance of mentally and physically demanding operations and missions of tactical and strategic importance, as well as nonoperational assignments. Discussed are operational, nonoperational, and patient categories that require different nutrition strategies to facilitate category-specific performance outcomes. Also presented are 10 major guidelines for a SOF comprehensive performance nutrition program, practical nutrition recommendations for Special Operators and medical providers, as well as resources for dietary supplement evaluation. Foundational health concepts, medical treatment, and task-specific performance factors should be considered when developing and systematically implementing a comprehensive SOF performance nutrition program. When tailored to organizational requirements, SOF unit- and culture-specific nutrition education and services can optimize individual Special Operator performance, overall unit readiness, and ultimately, mission success.

  17. Multiphase rotodynamic pumps extend their operating capabilities

    SciTech Connect

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

    1994-12-31

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

  18. Intelligent operating systems for autonomous robots: Real-time capabilities on a hypercube super-computer

    SciTech Connect

    Einstein, J.R.; Barhen, J.; Jefferson, D.

    1986-01-01

    Autonomous robots which must perform time-critical tasks in hostile environments require computers which can perform many asynchronous tasks at extremely high speeds. Certain hypercube multiprocessors have many of the required attributes, but their operating systems must be provided with special functions to improve the capability of the system to respond rapidly to unpredictable events. A ''virtual-time'' shell, under design for addition to the Vertex operating system of the NCUBE hypercube computer, and having such capabilities, is described.

  19. Optimizing Air Force Depot Programming to Maximize Operational Capability

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-03-27

    34 vii LINGO Component... LINGO Code with Notional Data by Model .................................. 45 RAND Formulation to Maximize Operational Capability...Minimize Cost ...................................................................................... 49 Appendix B –Final LINGO Code by Model

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

    PubMed

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

    2013-01-01

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

  1. Head-mounted display systems and the special operations soldier

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loyd, Rodney B.

    1998-08-01

    In 1997, the Boeing Company, working with DARPA under the Smart Modules program and the US Army Soldier Systems Command, embarked on an advanced research and development program to develop a wearable computer system tailored for use with soldiers of the US Special Operations Command. The 'special operations combat management system' is a rugged advanced wearable tactical computer, designed to provide the special operations soldier with enhanced situation awareness and battlefield information capabilities. Many issues must be considered during the design of wearable computers for a combat soldier, including the system weight, placement on the body with respect to other equipment, user interfaces and display system characteristics. During the initial feasibility study for the system, the operational environment was examined and potential users were interviewed to establish the proper display solution for the system. Many display system requirements resulted, such as head or helmet mounting, Night Vision Goggle compatibility, minimal visible light emissions, environmental performance and even the need for handheld or other 'off the head' type display systems. This paper will address these issues and other end user requirements for display systems for applications in the harsh and demanding environment of the Special Operations soldier.

  2. 30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... mining conditions. 49.4 Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT... special mining conditions. (a) If an underground mine is operating under special mining conditions, the... review and approval. (c) To be considered “operating under special mining conditions,” the operator...

  3. Does the Health Maintenance Facility Provide Speciality Capabilities?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1991-01-01

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

  4. Expanding Remote Science Operations Capabilities Onboard the International Space Station

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cruzen, Craig A.; Dyer, Steven V.; Gibbs, Richard E., III; Cech, John G.

    2004-01-01

    EXPRESS Racks have been supporting payload science operations onboard the International Space Station (ISS) since April of 2001. EXPRESS is an acronym that stands for "EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station." This name reflects NASA's focus to simplify the process of manifesting experiments and maximizing scientific research capabilities by providing a robust, remotely operated payload support platform. The EXPRESS Rack System was developed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and built by The Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama. Eight EXPRESS racks were built and five are currently onboard the ISS supporting science operations. The design and development of the EXPRESS Rack System is a long story that has been documented in previous publications. This paper briefly describes the facilities used to develop and verify flight software, test operational capabilities. It then traces the advancements made in the operational capabilities of the EXPRESS Racks from the time they were launched on STS-100 through the present. The paper concludes with a description of potential enhancements that will make the EXPRESS racks one of the most advanced and capable remote science platforms ever developed.

  5. Combined Special Operations in World War 2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-05-09

    related literature reveals that publications covering the role of combined special operations are limited but not exclusive. In the Watery Maze: A Story...Montgomery, Alabama, 1982 DTIG ELECTE ~ ’JNOV 17 1993 AFort Leavenworth, Kansas 1993 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. S93-28070 -A70 0...STATEMENT 12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE Approved for Public Release; distribution is unlimited. 13. ABSTRACT (MaAlmumn 200 words) This study is an historical

  6. Cohesion: The Key to Special Operations Network

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-10-01

    Importance The importance of cohesion has been recognized throughout history. Roman legionnaires were trained to maintain their ranks during the heat of...caliber machine guns could silence the radar sites before the Iraqis could give a warning. Col Bennie D. Orrell, then 1st Special Operations Wing (SOW...and machines into military forces does not necessarily mean that they are equipped and trained for the accomplishment, if necessary, of decisive

  7. Afloat Forward Operating Bases for Joint Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    BOS (to include dining facility, medical/ dental , living areas, showers, latrines, etc). Thus, using an Afloat Forward Operating Base for a JSOTF 5 can...including triage reception sites, Intensive Care/Critical Care surgery suites, X-ray/Computed Radiography 12 capabilities, and burn treatment rooms. The

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

    DOEpatents

    Koenig, Daniel R.

    1982-01-01

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

  9. An innovative approach to capability-based emergency operations planning

    PubMed Central

    Keim, Mark E

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the innovative use information technology for assisting disaster planners with an easily-accessible method for writing and improving evidence-based emergency operations plans. This process is used to identify all key objectives of the emergency response according to capabilities of the institution, community or society. The approach then uses a standardized, objective-based format, along with a consensus-based method for drafting capability-based operational-level plans. This information is then integrated within a relational database to allow for ease of access and enhanced functionality to search, sort and filter and emergency operations plan according to user need and technological capacity. This integrated approach is offered as an effective option for integrating best practices of planning with the efficiency, scalability and flexibility of modern information and communication technology.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reindal, Solveig Magnus

    2009-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Toivonen, Harri

    2004-01-01

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

  12. Small Countries’ Special Operations Forces Contribution to the NATO Response Force

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-13

    tasks: Military Assistance, Direct Actions and Special Reconnaissance. The Jackal Stone exercise serves as a bedrock designed to build special...operations capabilities and improve interoperability among European partner nations. In Jackal Stone 2012, Army Major General Michael S. Repass, Commander...coalition or NATO operation, and the significance of teaming up with another 48 capable partner.96 Exercise Jackal Stone is an annual event and it is

  13. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., Experience, and Operating Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 108 Special Federal Aviation...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., Experience, and Operating Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 108 Special Federal Aviation...

  15. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., Experience, and Operating Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 108 Special Federal Aviation...

  16. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., Experience, and Operating Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 108 Special Federal Aviation...

  17. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., Experience, and Operating Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 108 Special Federal Aviation...

  18. Operational Capabilities and Legal Implications of a Military Space Plane

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Charania, A.

    2002-01-01

    The potential challenges for the United States military in this upcoming century may require new types of capabilities only achievable through the application of new technologies. One of these potential capabilities includes a Military Space Plane (MSP). An MSP is a concept to use reusable launch vehicle (RLV) technologies in a system to provide the military global access and reach in a timely fashion that could be operational within a decade. New awareness is evident from both recent federal commission reports and activities in Afghanistan of the military's possible use of such capabilities to provide asymmetric advantages. The MSP may eventually become part of a new spaceforce that coordinates the broad range of defensive and offensive space assets. In addition, a new emphasis is being placed upon NASA and the U.S. Air Force to coordinate activity on such a space plane/RLV development. The interaction of civilian and defense agencies for such a program has ramifications, not just in terms of the requirements on a final operational vehicle, but also on the legal charters of both entities. This examination presents operational scenarios for a military space plane in order to derive various legal implications.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Denig, William; Redmon, Rob; Mulligan, Patricia

    2014-05-01

    During the next few years the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will field new operational capabilities for monitoring the near-earth space environment in addition to maintaining continued measurements in geostationary orbit. The most exciting new capability will be transitioning routine solar wind and magnetic field measurements at L1 (240 Re) from the NASA Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) which will be launched in early 2015 with a projected on-orbit readiness in mid-2015. Also under consideration is a solar-sail demonstration mission, called SUNJAMMER, for acquiring plasma and field measurements at twice the L1 location. Both DSCOVR and SUNJAMMER will provide a near-term advanced warning of impending space weather events that can adversely affect communications, satellite operations, GPS positioning and commercial air transportation. NESDIS has also supported the development of a Compact Coronagraph (CCOR) which could provide a several day warning of space weather when coupled with an interplanetary disturbance propagation model like ENLIL. Routine monitoring of the ionosphere will be provided by the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC) II as a system which is a partnership among the Taiwan's National Space Organization, the U.S. Air Force and NOAA. The new operational capabilities provided by DSCOVR, SUNJAMMER, CCOR and COSMIC II are provided against the backdrop of continued space environmental measurements from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) which, in the near future, will transition to the GOES-R series of advanced space weather sensors. Continued space environmental measurements in polar low earth orbit (LEO) will continue to be provided by the remaining Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the European MetOp satellites. Instrument specialists at the National Geophysical Data Center

  20. PT-1 Plasmoid Thruster Capable of Multi-Mode Operation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mian, Arshad; Rasmussen, Daryl

    1990-10-01

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

  2. What Is the Purpose? Reflections on Inclusion and Special Education from a Capability Perspective

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reindal, Solveig Magnus

    2010-01-01

    This article investigated what the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum can contribute to the issue of inclusion as a new theoretical framework for special education. By posing the question: "What is the purpose of inclusion?", I have proposed to answer this query by investigating how the capability approach is able to…

  3. 30 CFR 49.4 - Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Alternative mine rescue capability for special mining conditions. 49.4 Section 49.4 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING MINE RESCUE TEAMS § 49.4 Alternative mine rescue capability...

  4. Special Operations Forces--Responsive, Capable, and Ready

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-05-01

    called "Desert One." our earlier abilities to execute bold and daring sLrikes were left warting . The American public wanted to know why and the...irregolais on Koh Tang island. A ,ore realistic DIA esti•nate of 150 to 200 enemy troops never ree!ched the Marines. -- The entire inission lacked quick

  5. Maintaining US Space Weather Capabilities after DMSP: Research to Operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-12-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2012-02-20

    In order to enhance the resilience of the Nation and its ability to protect itself in the face of natural and human-caused hazards, the ability of the critical infrastructure (CI) system to withstand specific threats and return to normal operations after degradation must be determined. To fully analyze the resilience of a region and the CI that resides within it, both the actual resilience of the individual CI and the capability of the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) to protect against and respond to potential hazards need to be considered. Thus, a regional resilience approach requires the comprehensive consideration of all parts of the CI system as well as the characterization of emergency services. This characterization must generate reproducible results that can support decision making with regard to risk management, disaster response, business continuity, and community planning and management. To address these issues, Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sector Specific Agency - Executive Management Office, developed a comprehensive methodology to create an Emergency Services Sector Capabilities Index (ESSCI). The ESSCI is a performance metric that ranges from 0 (low level of capabilities) to 100 (high). Because an emergency services program has a high ESSCI, however, does not mean that a specific event would not be able to affect a region or cause severe consequences. And because a program has a low ESSCI does not mean that a disruptive event would automatically lead to serious consequences in a region. Moreover, a score of 100 on the ESSCI is not the level of capability expected of emergency services programs; rather, it represents an optimal program that would rarely be observed. The ESSCI characterizes the state of preparedness of a jurisdiction in terms of emergency and risk management. Perhaps the index's primary benefit is that it can systematically capture, at a given point in time, the

  7. Toward Operational Art in Special Warfare

    DTIC Science & Technology

    with special warfare, (3) to explore how special warfare campaigns could be used to address challenges identified in strategic guidance , and (4) to...provide guidance to military and civilian leaders and planners in designing and executing these campaigns.

  8. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NAVIGATION SPECIAL RULES WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels...

  9. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NAVIGATION SPECIAL RULES WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels...

  10. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NAVIGATION SPECIAL RULES WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels...

  11. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NAVIGATION SPECIAL RULES WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels...

  12. 32 CFR 707.8 - Special operations lights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Special operations lights. 707.8 Section 707.8 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NAVIGATION SPECIAL RULES WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL STATION AND SIGNAL LIGHTS § 707.8 Special operations lights. Naval vessels...

  13. Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) Concept of Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Engelland, Shawn; Capps, Richard A.; Day, Kevin Brian

    2013-01-01

    After takeoff, aircraft must merge into en route (Center) airspace traffic flows which may be subject to constraints that create localized demandcapacity imbalances. When demand exceeds capacity Traffic Management Coordinators (TMCs) often use tactical departure scheduling to manage the flow of departures into the constrained Center traffic flow. Tactical departure scheduling usually involves use of a Call for Release (CFR) procedure wherein the Tower must call the Center TMC to coordinate a release time prior to allowing the flight to depart. In present-day operations release times are computed by the Center Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) decision support tool based upon manual estimates of aircraft ready time verbally communicated from the Tower to the Center. The TMA-computed release is verbally communicated from the Center back to the Tower where it is relayed to the Local controller as a release window that is typically three minutes wide. The Local controller will manage the departure to meet the coordinated release time window. Manual ready time prediction and verbal release time coordination are labor intensive and prone to inaccuracy. Also, use of release time windows adds uncertainty to the tactical departure process. Analysis of more than one million flights from January 2011 indicates that a significant number of tactically scheduled aircraft missed their en route slot due to ready time prediction uncertainty. Uncertainty in ready time estimates may result in missed opportunities to merge into constrained en route flows and lead to lost throughput. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) plans call for development of Tower automation systems capable of computing surface trajectory-based ready time estimates. NASA has developed the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) concept that uses this technology to improve tactical departure scheduling by automatically communicating surface trajectory-based ready time predictions to the

  14. National Guard Special Forces: Enhancing the Contributions of Reserve Component Army Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-01

    parachute course, the dive (“ scuba ”) course, and sniper course. They also attend the advanced special operations training (ASOT) and attain high...additional skills, e.g., military free fall parachuting, sniper, scuba , and advanced special operations training (ASOT). These data provide a basis for...skills (e.g., military free fall parachuting, sniper, scuba , and advanced special operations training (ASOT)). These data provide a basis for

  15. Interdependence and Conventional and Special Operations Forces: A Decade of Tactical, Operational, and Strategic Effects

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-14

    presents a dichotomy of tactical, operational, and strategic successes and failures . It represented the first instance of interdependence in US Army... INTERDEPENDENCE AND CONVENTIONAL AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES: A DECADE OF TACTICAL, OPERATIONAL, AND STRATEGIC EFFECTS A Monograph by LTC...5a. CONTRACT NUMBER Interdependence and Conventional and Special Operations Forces: 5b. GRANT NUMBER A Decade of Tactical, Operational, and

  16. Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    www.usaid.gov/ The USAID plays critical roles both strategically and operationally in the USG interagency process. Operating under policy direction...and counterterrorism communities. Most of the scores of functional fusion centers now operating follow guidelines developed through the DoJ...Afghanistan to support the effort. Its primary responsibilities were to act as an intelligence-gathering fusion center and to operate the

  17. 30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Special exemption for small operators. 710.12... INTERIOR INITIAL PROGRAM REGULATIONS INITIAL REGULATORY PROGRAM § 710.12 Special exemption for small...) That an application for a small operator exemption will be filed, which if granted would exempt...

  18. USSOCOM Fact Book: Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-01-01

    Henry H. Shelton, Peter J. Schoomaker, Charles R. Holland, Bryan D. Brown, and the current commander, Adm. Eric T. Olson, who has held this position...Operations • Counter Proliferation Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Paul E. Lefebvre Senior Enlisted Advisor Sergeant Major Richard W. Ashton People Total

  19. History of Special Operations Forces in Malaysia

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-01

    step up the hunt in towns, red flags go up overnight,” The Straits Times, May 21, 1968. 204 Chin, Peng, Ian Ward, and Norma O. Miraflor, My Side of...There were many operations accomplished by the MSSU before the Second Emergency. Among them was Operation Apas Balong, in April 1966, near Slim Pompon...Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996. Chin, Peng, Ian Ward, and Norma O. Miraflor. My Side of History, Singapore: Media Masters, 2003. Chynowyth, John

  20. Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-05-21

    conditions of the Philippines operational environment and the regional military objectives established by senior policy makers. The indirect approach...employed by the JSOTF-P offers a model for the U.S. military to combat regional /global terrorism inside a partner nation’s sovereign territory under...American military personnel operating within the country or region ; or the partner nation has a constitutional or otherwise legal prohibition against

  1. Influence Operations in Insurgencies: Identifying Framing Strategies for Special Warfare

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    Military Information Support Operations MAR Minorities at Risk MAROB Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior POQC Psychological Operations...meaningful quantitative research has been conducted using the MAR dataset, the commonality is that virtually all of the research conducted using MAR...indigenous personnel for Special Warfare through psychological and cognitive means. The Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) mission

  2. Special Operations Forces Reference Manual. Fourth Edition

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-01

    5-14 107th, 146th, and 181st Weather Flights... calling for low-cost, limited footprint approaches to national security objectives. The USNORTHCOM AOR includes air, land, and sea approaches and...Air Detachment. SOCPAC’s strategy rests on a synchronized concept of operations called the indirect approach. The indirect approach focuses on three

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    07 Volume 7, Edition 3 Dedication 108 Special Operations Medicine: A Federal Law Enforcement Perspective Daniel J. Schmidt, Special Agent , DEA...guidelines recommend that HemCon® be the hemostatic agent of first choice and that QuickClot® be used only if HemCon® fails. RECOMMENDATION: That the TCCC...casualties in whom conventional pressure dressings do not control bleeding, the first hemostatic agent that should be ap- 19What’s New Journal of Special

  4. Special Operations Aerial Mobility Vehicle Training Syllabus

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    failure. For instance, on 6 August 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter , call sign Extortion 17, was shot down in Afghanistan, resulting in...of Federal Regulations using the following language. Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered- lift that, since...Hours Yes NVG Landings 90 Days 3 No Swarm Procedures 180 Days 2 Hours Yes Landing Zone Operations 180 Days 5 Landings No Formation Flight

  5. Army Special Operations Forces Professional Military Education for the Future

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-01

    Battalion SR Special Reconnaissance TSOC Theater Special Operations Command TTP Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures USASOC United States Army... SR ) • Unconventional Warfare (UW) • Foreign Internal Defense (FID) • Civil Affairs Operations (CA) • Counterterrorism (CT) • Psychological...SF, created us specifically to conduct SR , UW, and FID missions. A look at our history helps make my point and adds some academic rigor to my

  6. Redesign of Medical Stretcher for Special Operation Pararescue Jumpers

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-06-30

    acceptabiltiy and ease of use. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Medical Stretcher, Special operations stretcher, Litter , Special Operations Equipment 16...rescuer may carry the injured person or load them into a stretcher/sled/ litter --whichever can get them to safety the fastest. Sometimes, the injured... litter could also serve as a sensor platform to feed real-time medical stats to the rescuer. Currently the two main “stretchers” used by the PJs are

  7. Operational Testing: From Basics To System-Of-Systems Capabilities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-03-01

    1992. Kirtland, AFB, NM: Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. Castells , Manuel . 2000. The rise of the network society. Malden, MA...spot, where they are most crucial ( Castells 2000). Companies now look for others who have the core expertise to perform parts of their operations for

  8. Special Operations Forces During the Dhofar Insurgency and in Afghanistan: A Comparative Study for German Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-04-28

    treatment. His accusations included also operators of German SOF, who were operating out of Kandahar at this time in the OEF campaign. Noetzel, Timo ...John. British Counterinsurgency: From Palestine to Northern Ireland. Hampshire (UK), 2002. Noetzel, Timo and Benjamin Schreer. Spezialkrafte der...Bundeswehr. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Berlin (FRG), 2007. Noetzel, Timo and Benjamin Schreer. German Special Operations Forces. Stiftung

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sowizral, Henry A.

    1990-01-01

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

  10. Long-Term Counterinsurgency Strategy: Maximizing Special Operations and Airpower

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-02-01

    operations forces possess a repertoire of capabilities and attributes which impart them with unique strategic utility. “That utility reposes most...Diameter Bomb (SDB) with programmable attack azimuth and impact angle capabilities independent of delivery platform and profile has virtually eliminated

  11. Comparison of P-3C Acoustic Processing Capability with Acoustic Operator Capability.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-03-01

    ARNOLD MAR 87 UNCLASSIFIED F/G 5/9 M EEEEEEEEmmomiE EEEoEEsEs 1.25 NH ’*~ 2.6 .14 IIIJL25 1111L4 . NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL Monterey, California Io 00...Development Center, Job-Oriented * Basic Skills (JOBS) Program for the Acoustic Sensor Operations Strand, by P. K. U’Ren and M. S. Baker, June 1983. Walpole

  12. Are Special Operations Imperatives Applicable to Counterdrug Operations?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-06-04

    interdiction has forced the cartels’operations to transfer to the southwestern United States. 2. La Cosa Nostra (LCN) and the Sicilian Mafia. There are 25...descending order: OPIUM - Burma - Mexico - Pakistan - Thailand COCAINE - Bolivia - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru MARIJUANA - Belize - Columbia 9 - Costa...Rica - Mexico - Panama - Jamaica Methods of Infiltration Border penetrations are not limited to any specific geographical area. Methods of

  13. Controller adds new system capabilities and enhances operational flexibility

    SciTech Connect

    Dessuit, F.; Kemczak, J.

    1995-05-01

    This article describes how a new sootblower controller is helping Northern Indiana Public Service Company`s (NIPSCO`s) plant operators to more accurately control steam pressure and sootblower operations. The old controller system used pneumatic PID controls (single-loop controllers) to actuate the pressure reducing valves (PRVs). Steam, at 450 psi, was fed from either or both of the plant`s primary and secondary lines into the soot blowing system. Unfortunately, the old controller had several drawbacks one of which it did not offer a pressure readout. As a consequence, the operators had no local control of the system. It also did not indicate which source was supplying the steam. Furthermore, system changes were made difficult by its proprietary assembly code software. Because the old system was difficult to operate, required external resources for modification of the software, and as integrating the plant`s management information system (MIS) was not feasible, it was decided to replace the control system.

  14. Creating Operational Culture Skills Capability within Conventional Force Leaders

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-01

    training resources and non - verbal forms of language communication like symbols, pictures, and music. The ability to speak or communicate using...Army create leaders who are trained in intercultural communication and regional awareness prior to any future deployment. 69...a number of operational culture skills. These key skills include: understanding of foreign cultures, communicating through local languages and

  15. Operational Testing: From Basics to System-of-Systems Capabilities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-03-01

    organization, and policy.’’ December 1992. Kirtland, AFB, NM: Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. Castells , Manuel . 2000. The rise of the network...to make decisions on the spot, where they are most crucial ( Castells 2000). Companies now look for others who have the core expertise to perform parts

  16. Evaluation of human operator visual performance capability for teleoperator missions.

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huggins, C. T.; Malone, T. B.; Shields, N. L., Jr.

    1973-01-01

    Investigation of the human operator visual performance demands of teleoperator system applications to earth-orbital missions involving visual system requirements for satellite retrieval and satellite servicing functions. The first phase of an experimental program implementing this investigation is described in terms of the overall test apparatus and procedures used, the specific tests performed, and the test results obtained.

  17. Prioritization Methodology for Development of Required Operational Capabilities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-04-01

    Cours d’économie politique professé à l’université de Lausanne, 3 vol., 1896-7. 4 Pareto, V., (1935), The Mind and Society [Trattato Di Sociologia ...and Applications: A State-of-the- Art Survey, Springer-Verlag, New York. Prioritization Methodology for Development of Required Operational

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

    PubMed

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

    2013-06-01

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

  19. Conventional and Special Operations Forces Integration at the Operational Level

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-12-01

    apparent differences as the apex of integration, this is not always optimal. They contend that extreme integration can negate the different and...THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Joel P. Ellison and Daniel G. Hodermarsky 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES...Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943–5000 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING /MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND

  20. The Relationship Between of Manufacturing Flexibility, Innovation Capability, and Operational Performance in Indonesian Manufacturing SMEs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Purwanto, U. S.; Raihan

    2016-02-01

    This study examined the relationship between manufacturing flexibility competence and operational performance with technological innovation capability as mediator variables. A survey method was applied to collect data pertaining to the variables being investigated. The findings indicated that manufacturing flexibility competence is positively associated with technological innovation capability and operational performance. The findings also suggested that technological innovation capability types mediated positively to the operational performance implication of manufacturing flexibility competence. This implies that manufacturing organizations pursuing manufacturing flexibility competence need to develop technological innovation capability in obtaining a high operational performance.

  1. United States Army Special Operations Forces and Building Enduring Partner Enabler Capacity in Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-22

    El Salvador . Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute, 2006. Robinson, Linda. The Future of US Special Operations Forces. New York, NY: Foreign...democracy and human rights , and grow the ranks of prosperous, capable, and democratic states to address key global challenges.29 The NSS also emphasizes...and interdependent on the other to provide the right resources at the right time and place to move and sustain the force. According to former

  2. Training Device Operational Readiness Assessment Capability (DORAC): feasibility and Utility

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-04-01

    status and skill deficiencies requiring training. Requirements in developing this solution include an examination of the operational unit environments...Behavioral and Social Sciences. The evailability of knowledge regarding current combat readiness of the troops and the existing skill deficiencies is...alternative training devices and other evaluation methods for MI6Al rifle skills is described and the results are presented. With regard to the three

  3. Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

  4. The MMS Science Data Center. Operations, Capabilities, and Data Availability.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Larsen, Kristopher; Pankratz, Chris; Giles, Barbara; Kokkonen, Kim; Putnam, Brian; Schafer, Corey; Baker, Dan; Burch, Jim

    2016-04-01

    On September 1, 2015 the Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) constellation of satellites completed their six-month commissioning period and began collecting data under nominal conditions. Science operations for the mission are conducted at the Science Operations Center (SOC) at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. The Science Data Center (SDC) is a component of the SOC responsible for the data production, management, distribution, archiving, and visualization of the data from the Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence (SMART) instrument package on board the spacecraft. The mission collects several gigabytes of particle and field data per day, but the constraints on download volumes require efficient tools to manage the selection, transmission, and analysis of data to determine the highest value science data to downlink. This is the Scientist-in-the-Loop (SITL) program and is a critical piece of the MMS science data operations. As of March 2016, MMS science data is available to the entire science community. This includes both the survey data as well as the ultra-high resolution burst data downlinked through the SITL process. This presentation will explain the data and demonstrate the tools available to the community via the SDC so as to encourage as many scientists as possible to look at the wealth of magnetospheric data being produced and made available from MMS.

  5. The Smooth Operator: Understanding Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Skills in Special Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    CROSS- CULTURAL INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS by Dustin E. Delcoure December 2014 Thesis Advisor: Frank Barrett Second Reader...SMOOTH OPERA TOR: UNDERSTANDING CROSS- CULTURAL INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS 6. A UTHOR(S) Dustin E. Delcoure 7. PERFORMING...military’s experts in unconventional warfare. Accomplishment of these missions is heavily reliant on success at the cross- cultural , interpersonal level

  6. Implementing Strategic Planning Capabilities Within the Mars Relay Operations Service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hy, Franklin

    2011-01-01

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

  7. The MMS Science Data Center: Operations, Capabilities, and Resource.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Larsen, K. W.; Pankratz, C. K.; Giles, B. L.; Kokkonen, K.; Putnam, B.; Schafer, C.; Baker, D. N.

    2015-12-01

    The Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) constellation of satellites completed their six month commissioning period in August, 2015 and began science operations. Science operations for the Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence (SMART) instrument package occur at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The Science Data Center (SDC) at LASP is responsible for the data production, management, distribution, and archiving of the data received. The mission will collect several gigabytes per day of particles and field data. Management of these data requires effective selection, transmission, analysis, and storage of data in the ground segment of the mission, including efficient distribution paths to enable the science community to answer the key questions regarding magnetic reconnection. Due to the constraints on download volume, this includes the Scientist-in-the-Loop program that identifies high-value science data needed to answer the outstanding questions of magnetic reconnection. Of particular interest to the community is the tools and associated website we have developed to provide convenient access to the data, first by the mission science team and, beginning March 1, 2016, by the entire community. This presentation will demonstrate the data and tools available to the community via the SDC and discuss the technologies we chose and lessons learned.

  8. Role of Army Special Operations Forces in Nation Building

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Commander. Unpublished research paper, Naval War College. Napier , John . 1972. General Leonard Wood: Nationbuilder. Military Review 52, no. 4 (1972...Pauline H., and John A. Ausink. 1996. State Collapse and Ethnic Violence: Toward a Predictive Model. Parameters 26, no. 1 (1996): 19-31. Bentley...44, no. 3 (2002): 37-46. Collins, John M. 2000. Special Operations Forces in Peacetime. Special Warfare 13, no. 1 (2000): 2-7. Dobbins, James

  9. Vibration Test Demonstrated Dynamic Capability of an Operating Stirling Convertor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hughes, William O.

    2001-01-01

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

  10. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

  11. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

  12. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

  13. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... Organizations § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies...

  14. 17 CFR 240.17Ad-21T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.17Ad-21T Section 240.17Ad-21T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... Company Rules § 240.17Ad-21T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section...

  15. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 97 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97—Special Operating.... Expiration date This Special Federal Aviation Regulation will remain in effect until rescinded....

  16. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 97 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97—Special Operating.... Expiration date This Special Federal Aviation Regulation will remain in effect until rescinded....

  17. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 97 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97—Special Operating.... Expiration date This Special Federal Aviation Regulation will remain in effect until rescinded....

  18. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 97 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97—Special Operating.... Expiration date This Special Federal Aviation Regulation will remain in effect until rescinded....

  19. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Special Operating Rules for the Conduct of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Alaska Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 97 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 97—Special Operating... covered under this SFAR. Section 5. Expiration date This Special Federal Aviation Regulation will...

  20. A Venus Rover Capable of Long Life Surface Operations

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

    2005-12-01

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

  1. Organizing NORTHCOM for Success: A Theater Special Operations Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-31

    support the Olympics and Paralympics in Atlanta.82 81 Office of Special Events OUSD (P&R), 񓟬 Olympics...Olympic and Paralympic area of operations to support the federal response to a major disaster or terrorist incident involving WMD in Alabama...90 U.S. FORSCOM, "Olympic and Paralympic Games Operations Plan for Emergency Contingency Support," (Ft. McPherson: U.S

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION... Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. (a) To meet the general performance objective and requirements of § 73.20 an in-transit...

  3. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION... Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. (a) To meet the general performance objective and requirements of § 73.20 an in-transit...

  4. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION... Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. (a) To meet the general performance objective and requirements of § 73.20 an in-transit...

  5. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION... Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. (a) To meet the general performance objective and requirements of § 73.20 an in-transit...

  6. 10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... strategic special nuclear material in transit. 73.25 Section 73.25 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION... Transit § 73.25 Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit. (a) To meet the general performance objective and requirements of § 73.20 an in-transit...

  7. Unconventional Warfare in the Contemporary Operational Environment: Transforming Special Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-01-01

    entry operation to remove the ruling junta from power and return the democratically elected Jean- Bertrand Aristide to rule the country. The last-minute...Staff College, 1993. Tertychny, Gerard P. "Setting Europe Ablaze: The Origins of United States Army Special Forces." Master of Arts thesis

  8. The Role of Public Affairs in Special Operations and Missions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-05-01

    QUESTIONNAIRE .......................................................................... 110 C. SOF STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE ...Special Operations Task Force LFA Lead Federal Agency PA Public Affairs PAO Public Affairs Officer vii PDD Presidential Decision Directive PMIO Post...53 TABLES Table Page 1. SOF Student Questionnaire Answers................................................................ 83 2. SOF Student

  9. 46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating requirements. (a) Repairs involving welding or burning shall not be undertaken on the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is present in the system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the...

  10. 46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-90 Special operating requirements. (a) Repairs involving welding or burning shall not be undertaken on the cargo tanks or piping while anhydrous ammonia in either the liquid or vapor state is present in the system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the...

  11. 20 CFR 632.253 - Special operating provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... NATIVE AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs § 632.253 Special operating provisions. Native American grantees shall: (a) Provide services to youths most in need... appropriate efforts to encourage educational agencies and post-secondary institutions to award academic...

  12. Surgeon specialization and operative mortality in United States: retrospective analysis

    PubMed Central

    Dalton, Maurice; Cutler, David M; Birkmeyer, John D; Chandra, Amitabh

    2016-01-01

    Objective To measure the association between a surgeon’s degree of specialization in a specific procedure and patient mortality. Design Retrospective analysis of Medicare data. Setting US patients aged 66 or older enrolled in traditional fee for service Medicare. Participants 25 152 US surgeons who performed one of eight procedures (carotid endarterectomy, coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, lung resection, cystectomy, pancreatic resection, or esophagectomy) on 695 987 patients in 2008-13. Main outcome measure Relative risk reduction in risk adjusted and volume adjusted 30 day operative mortality between surgeons in the bottom quarter and top quarter of surgeon specialization (defined as the number of times the surgeon performed the specific procedure divided by his/her total operative volume across all procedures). Results For all four cardiovascular procedures and two out of four cancer resections, a surgeon’s degree of specialization was a significant predictor of operative mortality independent of the number of times he or she performed that procedure: carotid endarterectomy (relative risk reduction between bottom and top quarter of surgeons 28%, 95% confidence interval 0% to 48%); coronary artery bypass grafting (15%, 4% to 25%); valve replacement (46%, 37% to 53%); abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (42%, 29% to 53%); lung resection (28%, 5% to 46%); and cystectomy (41%, 8% to 63%). In five procedures (carotid endarterectomy, valve replacement, lung resection, cystectomy, and esophagectomy), the relative risk reduction from surgeon specialization was greater than that from surgeon volume for that specific procedure. Furthermore, surgeon specialization accounted for 9% (coronary artery bypass grafting) to 100% (cystectomy) of the relative risk reduction otherwise attributable to volume in that specific procedure. Conclusion For several common procedures, surgeon specialization was an important predictor

  13. The Making of a Government LSI: From Warfare Capability to Operational System (Briefing Charts)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-01

    The Making of a Government LSI From Warfare Capability to Operational System Ron Carlson Paul Montgomery Naval Postgraduate School 1...the IWC mission- capability model to ensure that the POR meets mission needs. 14 Conclusions/Future Research ( Montgomery , Carlson 2012...Defense Acquisition: Use of Lead System Integrators (LSIs) – Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress”. • Montgomery , P., Carlson, R

  14. Improving the Analysis Capabilities of the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-09-01

    the Chief of Naval Operations, Capability Analysis and Assessment Division (OPNAV N81), along with other DOD organizations, utilizes the Synthetic...Capability Analysis and Assessment Division (OPNAV N81), along with other DOD organizations, utilizes the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model...Navy’s Assessment Division, adopted STORM as its primary campaign analysis tool due to its stochastic nature, which provides analysts the ability to

  15. Desert Rats 2011 Mission Simulation: Effects of Microgravity Operational Modes on Fields Geology Capabilities

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    Bleacher, Jacob E.; Hurtado, J. M., Jr.; Meyer, J. A.

    2012-01-01

    Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) is a multi-year series of NASA tests that deploy planetary surface hardware and exercise mission and science operations in difficult conditions to advance human and robotic exploration capabilities. DRATS 2011 (Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2011) tested strategies for human exploration of microgravity targets such as near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Here we report the crew perspective on the impact of simulated microgravity operations on our capability to conduct field geology.

  16. Mud management, special slurries improve deepwater cementing operations

    SciTech Connect

    Griffith, J.; Faul, R.

    1997-10-20

    Successful deepwater cementing requires improved mud-management techniques to reduce fluid loss, shorten slurry transition times, and make mud and cement slurry weights compatible with formation pore pressure and fracture gradients. If any one of these conditions is not met, the cementing job is less likely to be successful. Previous attempts to drill in deep water have had a low success rate, and failures have cost operators an average $2 million/well. By using new mud-management techniques and specially designed cement mixtures, operators in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are effectively setting conductor casing in deepwater conditions and are greatly improving the success rate in cementing deepwater wells. Recent case histories in the GOM describe these new techniques and the advantages of using a specially formulated, lightweight, foamed cement slurry to avoid cement-sheath damage caused by shallow-water flow.

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-03-01

    This force helped rescue people on the coast, but was soon diverted to help search for victims in New Orleans.96 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ...Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger . September 1, 2005. 98 “Guard Adding 18 to Katrina Effort,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) September 14, 2005. 99...Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger . September 1, 2005. 75 McGillis, Gay. “Organizing NORTHCOM for Success: A Theater Special Operations Command

  18. Technological Innovation: Roles and Implications in Army Aviations Special Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-12-01

    interdiction. In Richard P. Weinert Jr., A History of Army Aviation: 1950-1962, Fort Monroe, VA: Office of the Command Historian, 1991, 20. 42...in Richard P. Weinert Jr., A History of Army Aviation: 1950-1962, 1991, 160. 27 weapon’s firing had been demonstrated utilizing the OH-13 with...Options: Special Operations as an instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Oxford University Press. 1993. Weinert , Richard P. Jr. A History of

  19. Integration of Special Operations Forces into the Joint Targeting Process

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-01-01

    INTEGRATION OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INTO THE JOINT TARGETING PROCESS A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U. S . Army Command and General...B. S ., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1991 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 2003 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited...CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR( S ) Hester, Johnny, L 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7

  20. Optimizing Long-Term Capital Planning for Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-01

    optimization, United States Special Operations Command, capital planning, modernization , Binary Knapsack Model, Bounded Integer Knapsack Model...procurement money over the entire planning horizon. This thesis presents proof-of-principle models to improve the LRCPT by incorporating goal programming...test our models with a 30-year planning horizon including 68 projects and one category of money . We validate the BK model by analyzing the effect of

  1. Logistics Support Contracting for the United States Special Operations Command

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-05-28

    Development, Test, and Evaluation SOFSA Special Operations Forces Support Activity TAPO Technology Applications Program Office U.S.C United...Violation The Technology Applications Program Office ( TAPO ) did not comply with appropriations laws and regulations when funding task order USZA22-03...C-0056-2237 because TAPO funded $63.6 million of the task order with procurement funds rather than research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT

  2. United States Special Operations Command Professional Military Education

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    Force Management and Development Division; Gap Analysis; Formal Documents; Command and Staff College ; Admiral William H. McRaven; Senior Officers...ACSC Air Command and Staff College ARSOF Army Special Operations Forces CAC Combined Arms Center CGSC Command and General Staff College CJCS...Corps Command and Staff College MCU Marine Corps University MCWAR Marine Corps War College MMS Master’s of Military Science NCR National Capital

  3. Hybrid Warfare: How to Shape Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-10

    issue. The thesis does not suggest any doctrinal changes for hybrid warfare. Neither does it suggest any direct changes to the current force structure ...to the current force structure within NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF). This paper seeks relations between hybrid warfare and NATO SOF as the...it suggest any direct changes to the current force structure within NATO SOF. Such proposals and solutions are subject to other researchers and

  4. Telemanipulation - a special activity in remotely controlled operations

    SciTech Connect

    Rose, K.W. ); Andre, Y. )

    1992-01-01

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

  5. Special Operations Forces of Hungary: Is a Transformation Necessary?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-12-01

    waterways to practice waterborne operations and scuba diving . The PSTC is also located in the city, and a battalion level training ground and firing range...training, survival training, ski training, mountaineering, and scuba training. They put more emphasis on small unit tactics (squad, platoon) and tasks...obviously in some positions the skill identifiers are modified due to the required airborne or scuba diver capabilities. The battalion’s

  6. Pain management in the special operations environment: regional anesthetics.

    PubMed

    Calkins, M D; Kuzma, P J; Larkin, T M; Green, D L

    2001-03-01

    Pain relief is an essential component of combat casualty care. For the injured soldier, analgesia is not only a matter of comfort. Alleviating pain may allow the soldier to remain quiet when noise discipline is at a premium. It may also allow that person to continue to move, thus avoiding detection and potentially permitting the mission to carry on. Regional anesthetics provide an alternative to systemic medications and thus may avoid a clouded sensorium, limit narcotic administration, and provide superior pain relief. Standard local anesthetics and newer agents with potential field applicability are discussed along with their side effect profiles. Simple nerve block techniques that can be used by Army Special Forces medics, Navy SEAL and Reconnaissance corpsmen, and Air Force pararescuemen in the far forward environment are described step by step. The advantages of these regional anesthetic methods should make their use a must for every special operations medical care provider.

  7. The United States Army’s Concept Capability Plan (CCP), Space Operations, 2015-2024

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-11-15

    this framework of space dependence and risk that the future Modular Force must conduct joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational...solution sets for Army space operations capability gaps in the 2015–2024 timeframe. Experiments, tests and exercises are needed to mitigate the risk ...contiguous simultaneous framework of distributed operations.” 3 c. TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-2, The U.S. Army Operating Concept for Tactical Maneuver

  8. Demonstration of Four Operating Capabilities to Enable a Small Aircraft Transportation System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Viken, Sally A.; Brooks, Frederick M.

    2005-01-01

    The Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) project has been a five-year effort fostering research and development that could lead to the transformation of our country s air transportation system. It has become evident that our commercial air transportation system is reaching its peak in terms of capacity, with numerous delays in the system and the demand keeps steadily increasing. The SATS vision is to increase mobility in our nation s transportation system by expanding access to more than 3400 small community airports that are currently under-utilized. The SATS project has focused its efforts on four key operating capabilities that have addressed new emerging technologies and procedures to pave the way for a new way of air travel. The four key operating capabilities are: Higher Volume Operations at Non-Towered/Non-Radar Airports, En Route Procedures and Systems for Integrated Fleet Operations, Lower Landing Minimums at Minimally Equipped Landing Facilities, and Increased Single Pilot Performance. These four capabilities are key to enabling low-cost, on-demand, point-to-point transportation of goods and passengers utilizing small aircraft operating from small airports. The focus of this paper is to discuss the technical and operational feasibility of the four operating capabilities and demonstrate how they can enable a small aircraft transportation system.

  9. JELC-LITE: Unconventional Instructional Design for Special Operations Training

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friedman, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Current special operations staff training is based on the Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC). It addresses operational level tasks in multi-week, live military exercises which are planned over a 12 to 18 month timeframe. As the military experiences changing global mission sets, shorter training events using distributed technologies will increasingly be needed to augment traditional training. JELC-Lite is a new approach for providing relevant training between large scale exercises. This new streamlined, responsive training model uses distributed and virtualized training technologies to establish simulated scenarios. It keeps proficiency levels closer to optimal levels -- thereby reducing the performance degradation inherent in periodic training. It can be delivered to military as well as under-reached interagency groups to facilitate agile, repetitive training events. JELC-Lite is described by four phases paralleling the JELC, differing mostly in scope and scale. It has been successfully used with a Theater Special Operations Command and fits well within the current environment of reduced personnel and financial resources.

  10. Tactical Air Control Party Support in Distributed and Special Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-05-01

    FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MILITARY STUDIES AUTHOR: MAJOR JAMES A SCHNELLE AY 07-08 Mentor and ~~f:~e Co~ittee Member...ANSI Std Z39-18 Executive Summary Title: Tactical Air Control Party Support in Distributed and Special Operations Author: Major James A. Schnelle ...until 11 :00 a.m. 1 Later , five aircraft came over at about 2:35 p.m., firing machine guns and dropping bombs until 3:20 p.m. "The air attack was the

  11. A Primer on Fire Support for Joint Special Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-04-15

    been "a battery commander with the 99th Field Artillery (Pack) at Fort Hoyle , Maryland." 3 7 The addition of the provisional cannon company to the Force...gatherer for special operations.143 ROLE OF THE FIRE SUPPORT OFFICER During a recent interview, Major General Fred F. Marty, Commandant of the Field...143. Ibid., 722-724. 144. Fred F. Marty, Major General, U.S. Army, Commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, interview by

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2012-11-19

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    1987-08-31

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-01-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators. The main motivation behind this special issue is to gather together recent results, developments and open problems in this rapidly evolving field of research in a single comprehensive volume. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will be open to all contributions containing new results on non-Hermitian theories which are explicitly PT-symmetric and/or pseudo-Hermitian or quasi-Hermitian. The main novelties in the past years in this area have been many experimental observations, realizations, and applications of PT symmetric Hamiltonians in optics and microwave cavities. We especially invite contributions on the theoretical interpretations of these recent PT-symmetric experiments and on theoretical proposals for new experiments. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Carl Bender, Andreas Fring, Uwe Guenther and Hugh Jones. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: spectral problems novel properties of complex optical potentials PT-symmetry related threshold lasers and spectral singularities construction of metric operators scattering theory supersymmetric theories Lie algebraic and Krein-space methods random matrix models classical and semi-classical models exceptional points in model systems operator theoretic approaches microwave cavities aspects of integrability and exact solvability field theories with indefinite metric All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 March 2012. This deadline will allow the

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-01-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators. The main motivation behind this special issue is to gather together recent results, developments and open problems in this rapidly evolving field of research in a single comprehensive volume. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will be open to all contributions containing new results on non-Hermitian theories which are explicitly PT-symmetric and/or pseudo-Hermitian or quasi-Hermitian. The main novelties in the past years in this area have been many experimental observations, realizations, and applications of PT symmetric Hamiltonians in optics and microwave cavities. We especially invite contributions on the theoretical interpretations of these recent PT-symmetric experiments and on theoretical proposals for new experiments. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Carl Bender, Andreas Fring, Uwe Guenther and Hugh Jones. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: spectral problems novel properties of complex optical potentials PT-symmetry related threshold lasers and spectral singularities construction of metric operators scattering theory supersymmetric theories Lie algebraic and Krein-space methods random matrix models classical and semi-classical models exceptional points in model systems operator theoretic approaches microwave cavities aspects of integrability and exact solvability field theories with indefinite metric All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 March 2012. This deadline will allow the

  16. 78 FR 61445 - Seventy-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal... Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance...-Sixth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic...

  17. 78 FR 66419 - Seventy Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal... Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance... Sixth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic...

  18. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Operating Limitations for Unscheduled Operations at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Operations at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 105 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES Pt. 93, SFAR No. 105 Special Federal...

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

    DOEpatents

    Koenig, D.R.

    1981-02-11

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

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

    PubMed

    Clark, Susz; Van Steenvort, Jon K

    2008-01-01

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

  1. 46 CFR 153.1002 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 153.1002 Section 153.1002 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... MATERIALS Operations Special Cargo Procedures § 153.1002 Special operating requirements for heat...

  2. 46 CFR 153.1002 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

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    2010-10-01

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

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

    2007-05-01

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

  4. Detection of Special Operations Forces Using Night Vision Devices

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, C.M.

    2001-10-22

    Night vision devices, such image intensifiers and infrared imagers, are readily available to a host of nations, organizations, and individuals through international commerce. Once the trademark of special operations units, these devices are widely advertised to ''turn night into day''. In truth, they cannot accomplish this formidable task, but they do offer impressive enhancement of vision in limited light scenarios through electronically generated images. Image intensifiers and infrared imagers are both electronic devices for enhancing vision in the dark. However, each is based upon a totally different physical phenomenon. Image intensifiers amplify the available light energy whereas infrared imagers detect the thermal energy radiated from all objects. Because of this, each device operates from energy which is present in a different portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. This leads to differences in the ability of each device to detect and/or identify objects. This report is a compilation of the available information on both state-of-the-art image intensifiers and infrared imagers. Image intensifiers developed in the United States, as well as some foreign made image intensifiers, are discussed. Image intensifiers are categorized according to their spectral response and sensitivity using the nomenclature of GEN I, GEN II, and GEN III. As the first generation of image intensifiers, GEN I, were large and of limited performance, this report will deal with only GEN II and GEN III equipment. Infrared imagers are generally categorized according to their spectral response, sensor materials, and related sensor operating temperature using the nomenclature Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR) Cooled and Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) Uncooled. MWIR Cooled refers to infrared imagers which operate in the 3 to 5 {micro}m wavelength electromagnetic spectral region and require either mechanical or thermoelectric coolers to keep the sensors operating at 77 K. LWIR Uncooled refers

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2005-01-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hammond, Dana P.

    1991-01-01

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

  7. Operating experience and multi-fuel capability of large-scale CFB boilers

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    Cleve, K.; Smith, T.V.

    1997-12-31

    Large scale (250 MW{sub e}) circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers capable of effectively utilising a wide range of low grade fuels in an environmentally acceptable manner are now a well proven and reliable technology. Development of this technology and innovative design features continues and three plants - each in their own way representing a significant advance - are discussed. Key technical features and operating experience including availability are reviewed. Fuel variability and test data are also presented. 9 figs.

  8. Expanded operational capabilities of the Langley Mach 7 Scramjet test facility

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

    1983-01-01

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

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

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    Sobieszczanski, J.

    1975-01-01

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

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

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    1996-04-01

    Training support systems - including devices, simulators and simulations - significantly improve training. Of course this is important for all military units. But for Special Operations Forces, such improvements are critical. Special Operations Forces must be prepared to operate in the most difficult, least forgiving of environments and do it right on the first try. The objective of this project is to report on the latest state-of-the-art training devices and systems which can enhance the training of Special Operations Forces.

  11. Older adults employ alternative strategies to operate within their maximum capabilities when ascending stairs.

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    Reeves, N D; Spanjaard, M; Mohagheghi, A A; Baltzopoulos, V; Maganaris, C N

    2009-04-01

    Older people may operate much closer to their maximum capabilities than young adults when ascending stairs due to their lower maximum musculoskeletal capabilities. The purpose of this study was to establish the joint moment and range of motion demands of stair ascent relative to maximum capabilities in elderly and young adults. Fifteen elderly (mean age 75 years) and 17 young adult (mean age 25 years) participants ascended a purpose-built 4-step staircase with force platforms embedded into the steps and kinematic data was acquired using motion capture. Maximum musculoskeletal capabilities were assessed using a dynamometer. This study showed for the first time that stair ascent approaches the joint moment limits at the ankle in both young and older participants ( approximately 90%). One of the most important and novel findings of this study was that elderly people were only capable of meeting the high demands by adopting a number of alternative strategies not observed in young adults: (i) applying the joint moments differently than young adults across the knee and ankle, (ii) translocating energy from the knee to the ankle, thereby enhancing the ankle joint moment upon maximum demand and (iii) by enabling the plantarflexors to act over a more favourable portion of the moment-angle relation upon maximum ankle joint moment demand. The elderly displayed a more cautious strategy to optimize positional stability during stair ascent, by maintaining a smaller separation between the centre of mass and centre of pressure in the frontal plane. It seems that elderly people may meet the demands of unaided stair ascent by adopting a number of alternative strategies to compensate for their reduced musculoskeletal capabilities.

  12. Strike Operations: Contingency Operations with Light-Heavy-Special Operations Forces.

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    1991-06-07

    6900 I 13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words) This study seeks to identify the doctrine, tactics, and techniques unique to employment of light, heavy,and SOF...as a mixed force. The doctrine, tactics, and techniques are applied to a likely contingency scenerio of a "Strike Operation" to provide a base model...for future employment of mixed forces. The review of literature demonstrates a crtical void in doctrine, tactics, and techniques for employment of

  13. 48 CFR 1252.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

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    ... work at operating airports. 1252.236-70 Section 1252.236-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Provisions and Clauses 1252.236-70 Special precautions for work at operating airports. As prescribed in (TAR) 48 CFR 1236.570, insert the following clause: Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports...

  14. 48 CFR 1236.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

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    2011-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 1236.570 Section 1236.570 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT... Contract Clauses 1236.570 Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.236-70, Special...

  15. 48 CFR 1236.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

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    2010-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 1236.570 Section 1236.570 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT... Contract Clauses 1236.570 Special precautions for work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.236-70, Special...

  16. 48 CFR 1252.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

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    2011-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 1252.236-70 Section 1252.236-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Provisions and Clauses 1252.236-70 Special precautions for work at operating airports. As prescribed in (TAR) 48 CFR 1236.570, insert the following clause: Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports...

  17. 14 CFR 91.858 - Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2 operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special flight authorizations for non..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Operating Noise Limits § 91.858 Special flight authorizations for non-revenue Stage 2...

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

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

    1981-01-01

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

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

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    Bennett, Brion

    2014-10-01

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

  20. Results from Operational Testing of the Siemens Smart Grid-Capable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

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    Bennett, Brion

    2015-05-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  2. Minerva: User-Centered Science Operations Software Capability for Future Human Exploration

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deans, Matthew; Marquez, Jessica J.; Cohen, Tamar; Miller, Matthew J.; Deliz, Ivonne; Hillenius, Steven; Hoffman, Jeffrey; Lee, Yeon Jin; Lees, David; Norheim, Johannes; Lim, Darlene S. S.

    2017-01-01

    In June of 2016, the Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) research project conducted its first field deployment, which we call BASALT-1. BASALT-1 consisted of a science-driven field campaign in a volcanic field in Idaho as a simulated human mission to Mars. Scientists and mission operators were provided a suite of ground software tools that we refer to collectively as Minerva to carry out their work. Minerva provides capabilities for traverse planning and route optimization, timeline generation and display, procedure management, execution monitoring, data archiving, visualization, and search. This paper describes the Minerva architecture, constituent components, use cases, and some preliminary findings from the BASALT-1 campaign.

  3. STS-49 - A demonstration of EMU operational capabilities for Space Station Freedom assembly

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bleisath, Scott A.; Johnson, Kieth G.

    1992-07-01

    One of the primary objectives for Space Shuttle mission STS-49 is to perform three EVAs on consecutive days in a manner similar to those planned for Space Station Freedom (SSF) assembly missions. The preparation and completion of this mission will serve as a pathfinder for future EVA intensive SSF assembly flights. Several operational issues pertaining to the EMU have been addressed in preparation for this mission. Provisioning and orbiter stowage of the EMU and associated hardware have been optimized for four EVA crewmembers. EMU preparatory and maintenance activities have been streamlined to help minimize crew overhead and have been carefully integrated into a very demanding mission timeline. The constraints and limitations have been assessed in providing a backup EMU capability for each EVA crewmember. Several EMU concerns have also been addressed in supporting new EVA task requirements, such as large mass handling and performing SSF assembly operations over the crew cabin and nose of the Shuttle orbiter.

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

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    Szewczyk, Z. Peter

    The Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System project flew a scanning radiometer (PFM) aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TRMM satellite, and two each aboard the Terra (FM1 FM2) and Aqua spacecraft (FM3 FM4). The primary objectives of the pairs of in-struments were for one to scan cross-track to map the geographical distribution of reflected solar radiation and Earth-emitted radiation and for the other to scan in azimuth as well as in elevation angle to provide data from which to develop models to describe the directionally-dependent dis-tribution of reflected solar radiance and Earth-emitted radiance. The Programmable Azimuth Plane Scan (PAPS) feature of the CERES instrument is a variant of the latter, and enables a scanner to target ground stations, or to match other satellite instruments viewing geometry to generate data sets for various scientific investigations. This paper presents special operations of CERES using the PAPS mode with the objective to collect data for comparison at the radiance level with other Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) instruments, and also shows numerical results of such comparisons. The following campaigns are covered in the paper: (i) In 1998, the CERES instrument (PFM) was rotated in azimuth so its scan plane coincided with the cross-track scan plane of the ScaRAB-2 instrument when the orbits of their spacecraft intersected. In this data set, both instruments viewed the same scenes from the same directions within a few minutes of each other, so the radiance measured by both instruments could be compared. (ii) In March of 2000, the scan plane of CERES Terra (FM1 and FM2) was rotated to coincide with the cross-track scan of the PFM aboard TRMM satellite. Data collected over up to 10 orbital crossings per day are used to compare radiance measurements of PFM and FM1 or FM2. (iii) In July of 2002, radiance measurements of scanners on Terra and Aqua satellites are compared. Since both satellites are in a polar orbit, the scan planes

  5. Operating capability and current status of the reactivated NASA Lewis Research Center Hypersonic Tunnel Facility

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    Thomas, Scott R.; Trefny, Charles J.; Pack, William D.

    1995-01-01

    The NASA Lewis Research Center's Hypersonic Tunnel Facility (HTF) is a free-jet, blowdown propulsion test facility that can simulate up to Mach-7 flight conditions with true air composition. Mach-5, -6, and -7 nozzles, each with a 42 inch exit diameter, are available. Previously obtained calibration data indicate that the test flow uniformity of the HTF is good. The facility, without modifications, can accommodate models approximately 10 feet long. The test gas is heated using a graphite core induction heater that generates a nonvitiated flow. The combination of clean-air, large-scale, and Mach-7 capabilities is unique to the HTF and enables an accurate propulsion performance determination. The reactivation of the HTF, in progress since 1990, includes refurbishing the graphite heater, the steam generation plant, the gaseous oxygen system, and all control systems. All systems were checked out and recertified, and environmental systems were upgraded to meet current standards. The data systems were also upgraded to current standards and a communication link with NASA-wide computers was added. In May 1994, the reactivation was complete, and an integrated systems test was conducted to verify facility operability. This paper describes the reactivation, the facility status, the operating capabilities, and specific applications of the HTF.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  7. An Analysis of Special Operations Command - South’s Distributive Command and Control Concept

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-12-01

    Special Ops aviation unit traverses Bermuda Triangle en route to new home”, News Service Release Number 03082525 (August 2003), http://news.soc.mil...7, 2007). U.S. Army Special Operations Command. “Special Ops Aviation Unit Traverses Bermuda Triangle En Route to New Home.” News Service Release

  8. 78 FR 6401 - Seventy Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ... Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY... RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision... Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment. DATES: The meeting will be held February...

  9. Model-based Assessment for Balancing Privacy Requirements and Operational Capabilities

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    Knirsch, Fabian; Engel, Dominik; Frincu, Marc; Prasanna, Viktor

    2015-02-17

    The smart grid changes the way energy is produced and distributed. In addition both, energy and information is exchanged bidirectionally among participating parties. Therefore heterogeneous systems have to cooperate effectively in order to achieve a common high-level use case, such as smart metering for billing or demand response for load curtailment. Furthermore, a substantial amount of personal data is often needed for achieving that goal. Capturing and processing personal data in the smart grid increases customer concerns about privacy and in addition, certain statutory and operational requirements regarding privacy aware data processing and storage have to be met. An increase of privacy constraints, however, often limits the operational capabilities of the system. In this paper, we present an approach that automates the process of finding an optimal balance between privacy requirements and operational requirements in a smart grid use case and application scenario. This is achieved by formally describing use cases in an abstract model and by finding an algorithm that determines the optimum balance by forward mapping privacy and operational impacts. For this optimal balancing algorithm both, a numeric approximation and – if feasible – an analytic assessment are presented and investigated. The system is evaluated by applying the tool to a real-world use case from the University of Southern California (USC) microgrid.

  10. Evolution of the Scope and Capabilities of Uplink Support Software for Mars Surface Operations

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    Pack, Marc; Laubach, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    In January of 2004 both of the Mars Exploration Rover spacecraft landed safely, initiating daily surface operations at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for what was anticipated to be approximately three months of mobile exploration. The longevity of this mission, still ongoing after ten years, has provided not only a tremendous return of scientific data but also the opportunity to refine and improve the methodology by which robotic Mars surface missions are commanded. Since the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft in August of 2012, this methodology has been successfully applied to operate a Martian rover which is both similar to, and quite different from, its predecessors. For MER and MSL, daily uplink operations can be most broadly viewed as converting the combined interests of both the science and engineering teams into a spacecraft-safe set of transmittable command files. In order to accomplish these ends a discrete set of mission-critical software tools were developed which not only allowed for conformation to established JPL standards and practices but also enabled innovative technologies specific to each mission. Although these primary programs provided the requisite capabilities for meeting the high-level goals of each distinct phase of the uplink process, there was little in the way of secondary software to support the smooth flow of data from one phase to the next. In order to address this shortcoming a suite of small software tools was developed to aid in phase transitions, as well as to automate some of the more laborious and error-prone aspects of uplink operations. This paper describes the evolution of this software suite, from its initial attempts to merely shorten the duration of the operator's shift, to its current role as an indispensable tool enforcing workflow of the uplink operations process and agilely responding to the new and unexpected challenges of missions which can, and have, lasted many years longer than originally anticipated.

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

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    Bissani, M; O'Kelly, D S

    2006-05-08

    A joint assessment meeting was conducted at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency (EAEA) followed by a tour of Egyptian Second Research Reactor (ETRR-2) on March 22 and 23, 2006. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the capabilities of the new research reactor and its operations under Action Sheet 4 between the U.S. DOE and the EAEA, ''Research Reactor Operation'', and Action Sheet 6, ''Technical assistance in The Production of Radioisotopes''. Preliminary Recommendations of the joint assessment are as follows: (1) ETRR-2 utilization should be increased by encouraging frequent and sustained operations. This can be accomplished in part by (a) Improving the supply-chain management for fresh reactor fuel and alleviating the perception that the existing fuel inventory should be conserved due to unreliable fuel supply; and (b) Promulgating a policy for sample irradiation priority that encourages the use of the reactor and does not leave the decision of when to operate entirely at the discretion of reactor operations staff. (2) Each experimental facility in operation or built for a single purpose should be reevaluated to focus on those that most meet the goals of the EAEA strategic business plan. Temporary or long-term elimination of some experimental programs might be necessary to provide more focused utilization. There may be instances of emerging reactor applications for which no experimental facility is yet designed or envisioned. In some cases, an experimental facility may have a more beneficial use than the purpose for which it was originally designed. For example, (a) An effective Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) program requires nearby high quality medical facilities. These facilities are not available and are unlikely to be constructed near the Inshas site. Further, the BNCT facility is not correctly designed for advanced research and therapy programs using epithermal neutrons. (b) The ETRR-2 is frequently operated to provide color-enhanced gemstones but is

  12. 46 CFR 153.1000 - Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special operating requirements for cargoes reactive with water. 153.1000 Section 153.1000 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID, LIQUEFIED GAS, OR COMPRESSED GAS HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Operations Special Cargo Procedures...

  13. 30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and... ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL....12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. (a) This section applies to...

  14. 30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and... ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL....12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. (a) This section applies to...

  15. Honing the Dagger: The formation of a Standing Joint Special Operations Task Force Headquarters

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Eagle: A Historical Perspective of U.S. Special Operations, 1976-1996 (Miami: Narwhal Press, 1998), 231. 20 The DOD Dictionary of Military Terms...Lenahan, Rod. Crippled Eagle: A Historical Perspective of U.S. Special Operations, 1976-1996. Miami: Narwhal Press, 1998. McConnell, Malcolm. Just Cause

  16. 77 FR 38274 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2011 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...

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    ... of the Secretary Availability of the Fiscal Year 2011 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory List of Contracts for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command... 2330a of Title 10, United States Code as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for...

  17. 76 FR 66051 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory...

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    ... of the Secretary Availability of the Fiscal Year 2010 United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Inventory List of Contracts for Services AGENCY: United States Special Operations Command... 2330a of Title 10 United States Code as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for...

  18. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... General Instructions As to Financial Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section 210.3-14 Commodity and Securities Exchanges...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Operation Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 60 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic... Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Operation Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 60 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic... Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Operation Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 60 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic... Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Operation Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 60 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic... Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Operation Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION... OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Pt. 91, SFAR No. 60 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 60—Air Traffic... Aviation Regulations (14 CFR chapter I), be familiar with all available information concerning...

  4. Advising the Command: Best Practices from the Special Operations Advisory Experience in Afghanistan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-01-01

    of SOF partnering at the tactical level, please see Austin Long, Todd C. Helmus, S. Rebecca Zimmerman, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, and Peter Chalk ...headquarters level. 8 Austin Long, Todd C. Helmus, Rebecca Zimmerman, Christopher Schnaubelt, and Peter Chalk , Building Special Operations Partnerships...Rebecca Zimmerman, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, and Peter Chalk , Building Special Operations Partnerships in Afghanistan and Beyond: Challenges and Best

  5. 46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 151.50-81 Section 151.50-81 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... § 151.50-81 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When table 151.05 refers to...

  6. 46 CFR 151.50-81 - Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. 151.50-81 Section 151.50-81 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... § 151.50-81 Special operating requirements for heat sensitive cargoes. When table 151.05 refers to...

  7. 30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and... ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL....12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. (a) This section applies to...

  8. 30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and... ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL....12 Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. (a) This section applies to...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3, 1978, that permittee may receive from... handling of spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under a permit or renewed... permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3, 1978, that permittee may receive from... handling of spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under a permit or renewed... permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3, 1978, that permittee may receive from... handling of spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under a permit or renewed... permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or...

  12. 30 CFR 710.12 - Special exemption for small operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... intends to conduct surface coal mining operations on or after May 3, 1978, that permittee may receive from... handling of spoil; (2) Apply to surface coal mining operations to be conducted under a permit or renewed... permittee was 100,000 tons of coal or less from all surface and underground coal mining operations; or...

  13. Military Assistance to Mexico: Use of Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-03-31

    91 Donald Sparks, " Jackal Stone 2009; Special Opcmti011s Forces Multinational Training in Croatia", Tt/J of the Spear, USSCOM, Tampa FL, 92 Sparks...Data Analysis from 2001-2009" Justice in Mexico Project, Trans Border Institute, University of San Diego, January 2009. Sparks, Donald " Jackal Stone

  14. 48 CFR 3036.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 3036.570 Section 3036.570 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT... work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (HSAR) 48 CFR 3052.236-70, Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports, in...

  15. 48 CFR 3036.570 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 3036.570 Section 3036.570 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT... work at operating airports. Where any acquisition will require work at an operating airport, insert the clause at (HSAR) 48 CFR 3052.236-70, Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports, in...

  16. Small Wars in a Big Theater: Special Operations Air Component Integration with the Joint Air Component in Theater Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-03-01

    9,052 175 1,283 509,083 Adapted from Herbert Mason Jr., SSgt Randy G. Bergeron, and TSgt James A. Renfro Jr., Operation Thursday: Birth of the Air...interview. 6. Susan L. Marquis, Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1997), 33. 7...May 1977. Marquis, Susan L. Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Opera- tions Forces. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1997

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sekimoto, Hiroshi; Nakayama, Sinsuke

    2012-06-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Kelly, Suzanne Marie; Hudson, Trammell B.; Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Bridges, Patrick G.; Pedretti, Kevin Thomas Tauke; Levenhagen, Michael J.; Brightwell, Ronald Brian

    2010-09-01

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

  19. The Willard L. Eccles Observatory: Commissioning and Development of Remote Operation Capabilities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Springer, Wayne; Dawson, Kyle; Gondolo, Paolo; Ricketts, Paul; Ramsrud, Nicolas; Samarasingha, Upul

    2011-03-01

    The University of Utah completed construction of the Willard L. Eccles Observatory located on Frisco Peak near Milford, UT in October 2009. The observatory site is located on a prominent peak at an altitude of approximately 9600 feet in a region with minimal light pollution. The Frisco Peak site was chosen after careful consideration of many factors including climate, light pollution and available infrastructure. The facility houses a 32" telescope manufactured by DFM Engineering of Longmont, CO. Further development of remote operation capabilities is currently being undertaken. Monitoring of the weather and seeing conditions are being performed and confirm the excellent nature of the site for astronomical observations. The observatory facilities will be used for educational and public outreach activities as well as research projects. A description of the facility and its planned use will be provided.

  20. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Immersion Training

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-11-01

    Technical Report [2010011020] 35) describing immersion as very effective. When given the opportunity to provide feedback , both SOF operators and leaders...training both on the survey and in focus groups. SOF leaders were also asked to provide feedback on the survey; however, they were first asked...Operator Feedback SOF operators provided different types of recommendations that were organized into the following categories: (1) content/structure

  1. 49 CFR 175.9 - Exceptions for special aircraft operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., fire fighting and prevention, flood control, or avalanche control purposes, when the following... expending operation. (5) When dynamite and blasting caps are carried for avalanche control flights,...

  2. 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

  3. 46 CFR 167.30-10 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... can be undertaken with safety, no alterations, repairs, or other such operations involving riveting..., (3) Within or on the boundaries of fuel tanks; or, (4) To pipe lines, heating coils, pumps, fittings... inspection. If the inspection indicates that such operations can be undertaken with safety, a...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perky, Sandra Dutreau; And Others

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

  5. United States Special Operations Command History, 15th Anniversary

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-04-01

    intensity conflict and on the issue of joint interoperability. With concern mounting on Capitol Hill, the Department of Defense created the Joint...consisting of USS Tripoli, Juneau, and Rushmore , with a Marine Expeditionary Unit, a SEAL platoon, and a Special Boat Unit (SBU) detachment, arrived...off the coast of Somalia shortly thereafter. To mount an amphibious landing to secure the Mogadishu airport, the Marines needed up-to-date charts

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-01-01

    personal pride and professionalism, your dedication to your chosen profession, and ultimately, your relentless pursuit to make enlist- ed Special...Farr Len Blessing FEATURE ARTICLES Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Extremity: Blast Injuries in a Ranger Battalion Don’t Miss The Diagnosis! John F...compartment syndrome (as opposed to exercise induced or non emergent com- partment syndrome ) can be a serious consequence of trauma occurring on the

  7. Joint Forces Capabilities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    for countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in space. The Space Operations Center ( SPOC ), USSPACECOM is the single point...of contact for assessing space capabilities. Combatant commanders, subordinate JFCs, and Services can access this information from the SPOC via the...special operations forces SPOC Space Operations Center SSBN fleet ballistic missile submarine SST space support team UJTL Universal Joint Task List UN

  8. US Army Special Forces Operational Interoperability with the US Army’s Objective Force - The Future of Special Forces Liaison and Coordination Elements

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    company headquarters, normally called the Special Forces Operational Detachment- Bravo (SFODB), is the basis of the SOCCE. It is tasked and deployed...Detachment Bravo (X 6) 41 SFODAs grow from twelve to thirteen men, but remain under the command of a captain (see Figure 6). They add an intelligence NCO...Detachment Bravo SOCCE – Special Operations Command and Control Element SOCOORD – Special Operations Coordination Element SFLE – Special Forces Liaison

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-01-01

    interference or “bleeding” effect can be dangerous in patients taking anticoagulants , such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin,25 as well as in patients ...effect of NSAIDs sub- sides when NSAID therapy is stopped. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs can occur in patients who receive anticoagulant or...capability or process in response to your requests that will make your life easier, your rucksack lighter, or your patients a little easier to care for

  10. Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual. Third Edition

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-09-01

    Exploits h. Deprive Terrorists of their Enabling Means Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: Addressing Converging Threats to National...nuclear materi- als and capabilities within the U.S. 3. Reduce the vulnerability of critical infra - structure and key resources, essential lead...alone. Thus cyber threats to the USG interagency infra - structure provide a case study of the evolution of an issue-specific interagency response. As

  11. Innovate or Die: Innovation and Technology for Special Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-12-01

    Capabilities, and SOF Attributes. Dr. Spulak was a participant in the Bogota conference “ Contemporary Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency: The Colom...optional, pressure- free opportunity for combinatorial activity’ Bruner et al., 1976, p. 38). And, once new knowledge in one category has been produced...Mark Baggett, USASOC Directorate of Psychological Applications, September 2008. 36. Colin Martindale, “Biological Bases of Creativity,” Chapter 7 in

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ebeling, Charles

    1993-01-01

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

  13. The Role of the Marine Amphibious Unit, Special Operations Capable in Low Intensity Conflict

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-05-06

    hostile area. Currently, there are three MPS squadrons deployed around the world: one each in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The other...favor the insurgent who, like a weightlifter , slowly builds his strength on ever-incroasing amounts of weight. Limited War is the involvement of

  14. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...

  15. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...

  16. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...

  18. 17 CFR 240.15b7-3T - Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. 240.15b7-3T Section 240.15b7-3T Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES... § 240.15b7-3T Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment. (a) This section applies to...

  19. Biometrics in support of special forces medical operations.

    PubMed

    Kershner, Michael R

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Development of the Special Operations Combat Management System

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1999-08-01

    Hand-held Display Unit 18 Figure 8. Head Mounted Display Installed on the EBH 18 Figure 9. Keyboard Assembly 19 Figure 10. SOCM Vest 19 Figurell...Systems Inc. provided the hand-held display units. Kopin Corporation provided the head mounted display units. Ultralife Batteries Inc. assisted in...coordination with user to assure desired features and intuitive operation Hands free operation Head mounted display and voice activation allows hands free

  1. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 8, Edition 2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    Treatment of a Tension Pneu- mothorax in Trauma Patients: What Size Needle? Imme Zengerink, MD; et.al. ● Chest Wall Thickness in Military Personnel...Casualty Treatment and Evacuation Vignettes From Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) CPT Scott M. Gilpatrick, APA-C, DMO...advanced trauma treatment program he had taken before deploying, he said, the instructors gave each Corpsman an anesthetized pig. “The idea is to work

  2. Expanding the Capabilities of the Pulsed Plasma Thruster for In-Space and Atmospheric Operation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Johnson, Ian Kronheim

    Of all in-space propulsion systems to date, the Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) is unique in its simplicity and wide range of operational parameters. This study examined multiple uses of the thruster for in-space and atmospheric propulsion, as well as the creation of a CubeSat satellite and atmospheric airship as test beds for the thruster. The PPT was tested as a solid-propellant feed source for the High Power Helicon Thruster, a compact plasma source capable of generating order of magnitude higher plasma densities than comparable power level systems. Replacing the gaseous feed system reduced the thruster size and complexity, as well as allowing for extremely discrete discharges, minimizing the influence of wall effects. Teflon (C2F4) has been the traditional propellant for PPTs due to a high exhaust velocity and ability to ablate without surface modification over long durations. A number of alternative propellants, including minerals and metallics commonly found on asteroids, were tested for use with the PPT. Compounds with significant fractions of sulfur showed the highest performance increase, with specific thrusts double that of Teflon. A PPT with sulfur propellant designed for CubeSat operation, as well as the subsystems necessary for autonomous operation, was built and tested in the laboratory. The PPT was modified for use at atmospheric pressures where the impulse was well defined as a function of the discharge chamber volume, capacitor energy, and background pressure. To demonstrate that the air-breathing PPT was a viable concept the device was launched on two atmospheric balloon flights.

  3. Operations with the special purpose dextrous manipulator on Space Station Freedom

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1991-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. 48 CFR 3052.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 3052.236-70 Section 3052.236-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... work at operating airports. As prescribed in (HSAR) 48 CFR 3036.570, insert the following clause: Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports (DEC 2003) (a) When work is to be performed at...

  6. 48 CFR 3052.236-70 - Special precautions for work at operating airports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... work at operating airports. 3052.236-70 Section 3052.236-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... work at operating airports. As prescribed in (HSAR) 48 CFR 3036.570, insert the following clause: Special Precautions for Work at Operating Airports (DEC 2003) (a) When work is to be performed at...

  7. Development of a Rapidly Deployable Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) Core Concept for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-01

    Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR( S ) John Krott, Frank Morales, William Livingston 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME( S ...NAME( S ) AND ADDRESS(ES) N/A 10. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER 11. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES The views expressed in this thesis are those...United States Special Operations Command VGA Video Graphics Array WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction xvi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank our

  8. German Special Operations in the 1944 Ardennes Offensive

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-06-03

    through the maze of traffic jams and poor roads, Skorzeny could not assemble them for an attack on the 19th, and accordingly the operation was...requesting care for his men.9 0 Von der Heydte traveled east on the 21st with his executive officer and runner towards Monschau, wlhich he a.bwned was In

  9. 46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... state is present in the system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel... respiratory protective devices shall be of types suitable for starting and operating at the temperatures... carry on his person a respiratory protective device which will protect the wearer against ammonia...

  10. 46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... state is present in the system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel... respiratory protective devices shall be of types suitable for starting and operating at the temperatures... carry on his person a respiratory protective device which will protect the wearer against ammonia...

  11. 46 CFR 98.25-90 - Special operating requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... state is present in the system. (b) During the time anhydrous ammonia is laden in the tanks the vessel... respiratory protective devices shall be of types suitable for starting and operating at the temperatures... carry on his person a respiratory protective device which will protect the wearer against ammonia...

  12. 43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Uses Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to...

  13. 43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Uses Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to...

  14. 43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Uses Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to...

  15. 43 CFR 6304.11 - What special provisions apply to operations under the mining laws?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... operations under the mining laws? 6304.11 Section 6304.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Uses Addressed in Special Provisions of the Wilderness Act Mining Under the General Mining Laws § 6304.11 What special provisions apply to...

  16. Enhancing Hungarian Special Forces through Transformation -- The Shift to Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-06-01

    operational exposure concerns the operational (combat theatre ) experience of the relevant HDF personnel. The assumption is that the more such experience...bureaucratic jungle” or the deployed HUNSF elements’ combat theatre . Moreover, adhocracies are not meant to produce outputs; there is no “product” at the end...infantry brigade as a consequence of the last larger reorganization of the HDF. That reorganization occurred amid the renaissance of the “light

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-01-01

    34artificial blood" or HBOC. 3. Lessons Learned: The BISC is funding a gathering of our medical folks who were deployed and have experi - ences in field... experiences will be chronicled and the data will be shared with all our SOF medics worldwide. In addition to these issues, we continue to look to make SOF...military diving operations safer and better, improve disease detection and surveillance, and learn from the messages we get from the experiences of our

  18. The NATO Special Operations Forces Transformation Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    republics in the Caucasus and Central Asia. This definition is cited in David S . Yost, NATO Transformed: The Alliance’s New Roles in International ...David S . Yost, NATO Transformed: The Alliance’s New Roles in International Security (Washington DC: US Institute of Peace Press, 1988), 122. 99...OPERATIONS FORCES TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES by Steven C. Taylor March 2009 Thesis Co-Advisors: David S . Yost

  19. Using Modeling to Predict Medical Requirements for Special Operations Missions

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    2008-07-30

    military force. Information operations involve adversely affecting the information systems of an adversary.1 Many of these missions are joint...Medical System . In 2007, the Air Force asked NHRC to conduct another proof-of-concept study to demonstrate the benefits of modeling medical supply...are used for this purpose. (NHRC is currently in the process of matching these patient conditions to International Classification of Diseases codes

  20. Integration of Conventional Forces and Special Operation Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    and evasion and escape. (FM 1-02 2004, 1-193) Images of bearded , SOF soldiers on horseback riding into battle with their Northern Alliance...at pictures of SOF soldiers in Afghanistan to notice the longer hair, beards , no indication of rank, mixed civilian and military dress, fashionable...eyewear, and baseball caps to clearly delineate a SOF and conventional soldier. Understandably, SOF operators may deem the wearing of beards as

  1. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 7, Edition 1

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    Mayo doctor, not nearly enough to diagnose her teenage daughter. While Kuhns waited in her hotel room, her hus- band called different Navy offices...The area of operation is a valley located in eastern Afghanistan and has been a known training haven for Taliban suicide bombers which had been in...Press. 1991. The Citizen’s Guide to Stopping Suicide Attackers: Secrets of an Israeli Counterterrorist. Itay Gil. Paladin Press. 2004. Detection and

  2. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 9, Edition 4, Fall 2009

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-01

    United States Special Operations Command and the Journal of Special Operations Medicine do not hold themselves responsible for statements or products dis...effective and productive components in running a successful “hearts and minds” campaign in a contested area. In addition, the ability to definitively... productive . Due to the nature of dental problems, the dentist is generally able to more quickly diagnose and determine treatment op- tions for a dental

  3. Apollo’s Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations during the Cold War

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1997-01-01

    nation for controlling and exploiting the air and space environment. We are the nation’s Air Force—the only service that pro- vides air and space power...groups, the four ARC units performed a number of national -level, clandestine, and covert operations behind the Iron Curtain. Backing up this small force...four states activated their own Air National Guard ARC units as a ready reserve force to support special operations. The role of USAF special

  4. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

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    2010-11-01

    DATES COVERED (From - To) Jun 2010 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES LANGUAGE AND CULTURE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: DEFENSE LANGUAGE...SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) Special Operations Forces Culture and Language Office HQ USSOCOM Attn: SOKL-J7—SOFLO 7701 Tampa Point Blvd MacDill... Culture Needs Assessment Project. The larger study consisted of 23 focus groups conducted across the SOF community and an issue-oriented web-based

  5. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment Project: Training Emphasis: Language and Culture

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    2010-02-25

    DATES COVERED (From - To) February 2010 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Training Emphasis...Language and Culture 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER N65236-08-D-6805 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S...ADDRESS(ES) 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) Special Operations Forces Culture and Language Office HQ USSOCOM Attn: SOKL-J7—SOFLO 7701 Tampa Point

  6. Testing of an Arcjet Thruster with Capability of Direct-Drive Operation

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    Martin, Adam K.; Polzin, Kurt A.; Eskridge, Richard H.; Smith, James W.; Schoenfeld, Michael P.; Riley, Daniel P.

    2015-01-01

    Electric thrusters typically require a power processing unit (PPU) to convert the spacecraft provided power to the voltage-current that a thruster needs for operation. Testing has been initiated to study whether an arcjet thruster can be operated directly with the power produced by solar arrays without any additional conversion. Elimination of the PPU significantly reduces system-level complexity of the propulsion system, and lowers developmental cost and risk. The work aims to identify and address technical questions related to power conditioning and noise suppression in the system and heating of the thruster in long-duration operation. The apparatus under investigation has a target power level from 400-1,000 W. However, the proposed direct-drive arcjet is potentially a highly scalable concept, applicable to solar-electric spacecraft with up to 100's of kW and beyond. A direct-drive electric propulsion system would be comprised of a thruster that operates with the power supplied directly from the power source (typically solar arrays) with no further power conditioning needed between those two components. Arcjet thrusters are electric propulsion devices, with the power supplied as a high current at low voltage; of all the different types of electric thruster, they are best suited for direct drive from solar arrays. One advantage of an arcjet over Hall or gridded ion thrusters is that for comparable power the arcjet is a much smaller device and can provide more thrust and orders of magnitude higher thrust density (approximately 1-10 N/sq m), albeit at lower I(sub sp) (approximately 800-1000 s). In addition, arcjets are capable of operating on a wide range of propellant options, having been demonstrated on H2, ammonia, N2, Ar, Kr, Xe, while present SOA Hall and ion thrusters are primarily limited to Xe propellant. Direct-drive is often discussed in terms of Hall thrusters, but they require 250-300 V for operation, which is difficult even with high-voltage solar

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  8. Evaluation of Anomaly Detection Capability for Ground-Based Pre-Launch Shuttle Operations. Chapter 8

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    Martin, Rodney Alexander

    2010-01-01

    This chapter will provide a thorough end-to-end description of the process for evaluation of three different data-driven algorithms for anomaly detection to select the best candidate for deployment as part of a suite of IVHM (Integrated Vehicle Health Management) technologies. These algorithms were deemed to be sufficiently mature enough to be considered viable candidates for deployment in support of the maiden launch of Ares I-X, the successor to the Space Shuttle for NASA's Constellation program. Data-driven algorithms are just one of three different types being deployed. The other two types of algorithms being deployed include a "nile-based" expert system, and a "model-based" system. Within these two categories, the deployable candidates have already been selected based upon qualitative factors such as flight heritage. For the rule-based system, SHINE (Spacecraft High-speed Inference Engine) has been selected for deployment, which is a component of BEAM (Beacon-based Exception Analysis for Multimissions), a patented technology developed at NASA's JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and serves to aid in the management and identification of operational modes. For the "model-based" system, a commercially available package developed by QSI (Qualtech Systems, Inc.), TEAMS (Testability Engineering and Maintenance System) has been selected for deployment to aid in diagnosis. In the context of this particular deployment, distinctions among the use of the terms "data-driven," "rule-based," and "model-based," can be found in. Although there are three different categories of algorithms that have been selected for deployment, our main focus in this chapter will be on the evaluation of three candidates for data-driven anomaly detection. These algorithms will be evaluated upon their capability for robustly detecting incipient faults or failures in the ground-based phase of pre-launch space shuttle operations, rather than based oil heritage as performed in previous studies. Robust

  9. The Contracting Support Brigade: Is It Capable of Sustaining Tempo and Combat Power in the Operational Environment

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    2015-05-21

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The Contracting Support Brigade: Is it capable of Sustaining Tempo and Combat Power in the...comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE...SUBTITLE The Contracting Support Brigade: Is it Capable of Sustaining Tempo and Combat Power in the Operational Environment? 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b

  10. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: 09L Use in the Special Operations Forces Community

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-10-01

    operators with whom whey will be working.  Provide 09Ls with pre-deployment language training in the dialect of the region to which they are deploying...112) (69) Need better 09L selection process 7 2 5 09L job roles are not clear 7 5 2 Unwilling to do the job 8 5 3 Poor English proficiency 12 9...Technology & Self‐Study 22. Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus 23. Non‐monetary Incentives 24. Considering Language in the Promotion  Process 25. Barriers to

  11. 47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems. 90.475 Section 90.475 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS... Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems...

  12. 47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems. 90.475 Section 90.475 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS... Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems...

  13. 47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems. 90.475 Section 90.475 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS... Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems...

  14. Understanding the Global Special Operations Network’s Value to Counterterrorism: A Balanced Scorecard Approach

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    Reconnaissance Office NSC National Security Council PFE partner force evaluation RSCC Regional Special Operations Forces Coordination Centers SFA...availability of options. b. Evaluate Partner’s Objective A partner force evaluations ( PFE ) documents holistic appraisals of a partner on a myriad...addition to the network. Information contained in PFEs is required and maintained by the operations initiative. Consider a hypothetical example of

  15. 30 CFR 785.12 - Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special bituminous surface coal mining and reclamation operations. 785.12 Section 785.12 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND...

  16. 30 CFR 921.823 - Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special performance standards-operations on prime farmland. 921.823 Section 921.823 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MASSACHUSETTS § 921.823...

  17. Advance of Hazardous Operation Robot and its Application in Special Equipment Accident Rescue

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    Zeng, Qin-Da; Zhou, Wei; Zheng, Geng-Feng

    A survey of hazardous operation robot is given out in this article. Firstly, the latest researches such as nuclear industry robot, fire-fighting robot and explosive-handling robot are shown. Secondly, existing key technologies and their shortcomings are summarized, including moving mechanism, control system, perceptive technology and power technology. Thirdly, the trend of hazardous operation robot is predicted according to current situation. Finally, characteristics and hazards of special equipment accident, as well as feasibility of hazardous operation robot in the area of special equipment accident rescue are analyzed.

  18. Military deployment health surveillance policy and its application to Special Operations Forces.

    PubMed

    Hartman, Richard T; Wolfson, Jay; Yevich, Steven J

    2004-01-01

    An evaluation research methodology was used to determine whether deployment health surveillance for Special Operations Forces conformed with Department of Defense policy directives for the specified target population. Data for this methodology were based on pre- and postdeployment health assessments as well as patient encounters recorded during deployments. The data represented 1,094 individual and unique Special Operations Forces members deployed to 12 different countries from October 2000 through December 2001. Results from the study suggested that military deployment health surveillance policy goals for predeployment medical referrals, patient data capture, and documentation during the deployment and postdeployment medical referrals were being poorly met when Department of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff mandates were applied to Special Operations Forces in an unconventional operations environment. Preliminary evaluation indicates that deployment health surveillance implementation could be improved with the introduction of policy awareness education, training, and technology.

  19. The Role of United States Army Special Forces in Operation NOBEL OBELISK

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-06-01

    effective use of special operations forces (SOF) in NEOs. SOF have contributed in some manner to almost every U.S. NEO conducted in the past thirty years...their primary operational methods. This RUF insurgency had such a destabilizing effect on Sierra Leone that Valentine Strasser led a military coup...conduct effective battalion-sized operations in the interior, without looting, raping, or terrorizing local citizens, immediate gains would be made

  20. Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) Baseline Business Process Model & Capabilities Evaluation Methodology

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-03-01

    Targeting Review Board OPLAN Operations Plan OPORD Operations Order OPSIT Operational Situation OSINT Open Source Intelligence OV...Analysis Evaluate FLTREPs MISREPs Unit Assign Assets Feedback Asset Shortfalls Multi-Int Collection Political & Embasy Law Enforcement HUMINT OSINT ...Embassy Information OSINT Manage Theater HUMINT Law Enforcement Collection Sort Requests Platform Information Agency Information M-I Collect

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2008-02-11

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

  2. 21st Century SOF: Toward an American Theory of Special Operations

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    2013-04-01

    currently valid OMB control number. 1. REPORT DATE APR 2013 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2013 to 00-00-2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE...Tampa Point Blvd., MacDill AFB FL 33621. ******* The JSOU Strategic Studies Department is currently accepting written works rel- evant to special...the development of a suitable special operations theory for the 21st century. Only a few individuals, including the current USSOCOM commander, have

  3. Capability of the Maximax&Maximin selection operator in the evolutionary algorithm for a nurse scheduling problem

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    Ramli, Razamin; Tein, Lim Huai

    2016-08-01

    A good work schedule can improve hospital operations by providing better coverage with appropriate staffing levels in managing nurse personnel. Hence, constructing the best nurse work schedule is the appropriate effort. In doing so, an improved selection operator in the Evolutionary Algorithm (EA) strategy for a nurse scheduling problem (NSP) is proposed. The smart and efficient scheduling procedures were considered. Computation of the performance of each potential solution or schedule was done through fitness evaluation. The best so far solution was obtained via special Maximax&Maximin (MM) parent selection operator embedded in the EA, which fulfilled all constraints considered in the NSP.

  4. Variable-Speed Wind Power Plant Operating With Reserve Power Capability: Preprint

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    Singh, M.; Gevorgian, V.; Muljadi, E.; Ela, E.

    2013-10-01

    As the level of wind penetration increases, wind turbine technology must move from merely generating power from wind to taking a role in supporting the bulk power system. Wind turbines should have the capability to provide inertial response and primary frequency (governor) response. Wind turbine generators with this capability can support the frequency stability of the grid. To provide governorresponse, wind turbines should be able to generate less power than the available wind power and hold the rest in reserves, ready to be accessed as needed. In this paper, we explore several ways to control wind turbine output to enable reserve-holding capability. The focus of this paper is on doubly-fed induction generator (also known as Type 3) and full-converter (also known as Type 4) windturbines.

  5. Capturing Non-Linear Battlefield Operations: Conventional Air Forces’ Interdependence with Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-06-01

    COMBAT HOURS. MAJOR CIHAK IS MARRIED TO PATRICIA ( PATTI ) AND THEY CURRENTLY RESIDE IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA WITH THEIR FIVE CHILDREN; HEATHER (16...MY OWN CAREER. BORN AND RAISED ON THE GROUND , I GREW WINGS, BUT NEVER FORGOT WHERE MY ROOTS DEVELOPED. AS I RESEARCHED AND BEGAN TO BETTER...UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES AND FORGING TIGHT LINKS BETWEEN SATELLITES, PILOTS IN THE AIR, SPECIAL FORCES ON THE GROUND , AND LAND FORCE COMMANDERS TO RAPIDLY

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

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

  7. Modifying Reservoir Operations to Improve Capabilities for Meeting Water Supply Needs During Drought

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-12-01

    economic analyses are also performed either with or using output from reservoir simulation models; are particularly pertinent to studies of operational...ways using a reservoir simulation model. For example, for a given demand level or targeted diversion amount, the actual diversion and diversion...reallocation and other modifications in operation of existing reservoirs. Traditional yield analysis involves using a reservoir simulation model

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  9. A Theory of Special Operations: The Origin, Qualities, and Use of SOF

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-10-01

    include the raid on Entebbe53 and the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison, Panama, in Operation Just Cause.54 Since SOF have the characteristics of...Nature of Strategy, Ph.D. thesis, University of Reading, July 2004, pp . 8-9. See also his subsequent book based on the thesis, Special Operations...Name Copperhead (New York: Pocket Books, 1994), pp . 386-405. 4. The exception is the current period, when SOF have been institutionalized in part

  10. An Overview of Current Capabilities and Research Activities in the Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Prevot, Thomas; Smith, Nancy M.; Palmer, Everett; Callantine, Todd; Lee, Paul; Mercer, Joey; Homola, Jeff; Martin, Lynne; Brasil, Connie; Cabrall, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    The Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA Ames conducts research to provide a better understanding of roles, responsibilities, and requirements for human operators and automation in future air traffic management (ATM) systems. The research encompasses developing, evaluating, and integrating operational concepts and technologies for near-, mid-, and far-term air traffic operations. Current research threads include efficient arrival operations, function allocation in separation assurance and efficient airspace and trajectory management. The AOL has developed powerful air traffic simulation capabilities, most notably the Multi Aircraft Control System (MACS) that is used for many air traffic control simulations at NASA and its partners in government, academia and industry. Several additional NASA technologies have been integrated with the AOL's primary simulation capabilities where appropriate. Using this environment, large and small-scale system-level evaluations can be conducted to help make near-term improvements and transition NASA technologies to the FAA, such as the technologies developed under NASA's Air Traffic Management Demonstration-1 (ATD-1). The AOL's rapid prototyping and flexible simulation capabilities have proven a highly effective environment to progress the initiation of trajectory-based operations and support the mid-term implementation of NextGen. Fundamental questions about accuracy requirements have been investigated as well as realworld problems on how to improve operations in some of the most complex airspaces in the US. This includes using advanced trajectory-based operations and prototype tools for coordinating arrivals to converging runways at Newark airport and coordinating departures and arrivals in the San Francisco and the New York metro areas. Looking beyond NextGen, the AOL has started exploring hybrid human/automation control strategies as well as highly autonomous operations in the air traffic control domain. Initial results

  11. Coiled tubing operations and services. Part 3; Tube technology and capabilities

    SciTech Connect

    Sas-Jaworsky, A.I.I. )

    1992-01-01

    This article offers an overview of developments in commercial coiled tubing for oil wells including continuous coiled pipe manufacturing and production. Pipe behavior under various stresses and forces encountered during typical workover operations is addressed.

  12. The Rendezvous Monitoring Display Capabilities of the Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brazzel, Jack; Spehar, Pete; Clark, Fred; Foster, Chris; Eldridge, Erin

    2013-01-01

    The Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program (RPOP) is a laptop computer- based relative navigation tool and piloting aid that was developed during the Space Shuttle program. RPOP displays a graphical representation of the relative motion between the target and chaser vehicles in a rendezvous, proximity operations and capture scenario. After being used in over 60 Shuttle rendezvous missions, some of the RPOP display concepts have become recognized as a minimum standard for cockpit displays for monitoring the rendezvous task. To support International Space Station (ISS) based crews in monitoring incoming visiting vehicles, RPOP has been modified to allow crews to compare the Cygnus visiting vehicle s onboard navigated state to processed range measurements from an ISS-based, crew-operated Hand Held Lidar sensor. This paper will discuss the display concepts of RPOP that have proven useful in performing and monitoring rendezvous and proximity operations.

  13. Irregular Warfare Information Operations: Understanding the Role of People, Capabilities, and Effects

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-12-01

    Practice: 2007,” Conference, PowerPoint presentation. 11. Nick Dowling, “COiN flip,” Opinion Back talk, Army Times, 9 July 2007, 46. 12. Norman e...Front line in terror war, reports warn,” Cyber News Service, 27 June 2007. Compiled by Jeff Harley in Information Operations Newsletter, 7, no 17...Jim Krane, “experts: al-Qaida Boosts video Offensive,” associated Press, 1 June 2007. Compiled by Jeff Harley in Information Operations Newsletter

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-03-15

    for USSOCOM’s campaign plan. UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND STRATEGIC ISSUES FOR THE LONG WAR World order is more fundamental and primordial ... Soup to Nuts: Understanding the Elements of the Strategy The United States is a big, lumbering, pluralistic, affluent, liberal, democratic

  16. 47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems. (a) An internal transmitter control system need not be designed to meet the... premises controlled by the licensee. (2) An internal transmitter control system may......

  17. 47 CFR 90.475 - Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Control Internal Transmitter Control Systems § 90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially equipped systems. (a) An internal transmitter control system need not be designed to meet the... premises controlled by the licensee. (2) An internal transmitter control system may......

  18. Case Report of an Anthrax Presentation Relevant to Special Operations Medicine.

    PubMed

    Winkler, Stephen; Enzenauer, Robert W; Karesh, James W; Pasteur, Nshimyimana; Eisnor, Derek L; Painter, Rex B; Calvano, Christopher J

    2016-01-01

    Special Operations Forces (SOF) medical personnel function worldwide in environments where endemic anthrax (caused by Bacillus anthracis infection) may present in one of three forms: cutaneous, pulmonary, or gastrointestinal. This report presents a rare periocular anthrax case from Haiti to emphasize the need for heightened diagnostic suspicion of unusual lesions likely to be encountered in SOF theaters.

  19. 76 FR 9646 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100, 117, 147, and 165 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas AGENCY:...

  20. 49 CFR 37.191 - Special provision for small mixed-service operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) Over-the-Road Buses (OTRBs) § 37.191 Special provision for... 25 percent of its buses for fixed-route service. (b) An operator meeting the criteria of paragraph (a... with the accessible bus acquisition/equivalent service obligations of § 37.183(b)....

  1. 49 CFR 37.191 - Special provision for small mixed-service operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) Over-the-Road Buses (OTRBs) § 37.191 Special provision for... 25 percent of its buses for fixed-route service. (b) An operator meeting the criteria of paragraph (a... with the accessible bus acquisition/equivalent service obligations of § 37.183(b)....

  2. 49 CFR 37.191 - Special provision for small mixed-service operators.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) Over-the-Road Buses (OTRBs) § 37.191 Special provision for... 25 percent of its buses for fixed-route service. (b) An operator meeting the criteria of paragraph (a... with the accessible bus acquisition/equivalent service obligations of § 37.183(b)....

  3. 49 CFR 37.191 - Special provision for small mixed-service operators.

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    ... SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) Over-the-Road Buses (OTRBs) § 37.191 Special provision for... 25 percent of its buses for fixed-route service. (b) An operator meeting the criteria of paragraph (a... with the accessible bus acquisition/equivalent service obligations of § 37.183(b)....

  4. 49 CFR 37.191 - Special provision for small mixed-service operators.

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    ... SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) Over-the-Road Buses (OTRBs) § 37.191 Special provision for... 25 percent of its buses for fixed-route service. (b) An operator meeting the criteria of paragraph (a... with the accessible bus acquisition/equivalent service obligations of § 37.183(b)....

  5. 78 FR 38093 - First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 228-Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned...

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    ... Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of... Unmanned Aircraft Systems. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 228--Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft...

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

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    Xianjun, Liu

    2009-01-01

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

  7. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251.124 Section 251.124 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services in Alaska §...

  8. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251.124 Section 251.124 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services in Alaska §...

  9. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures. 251.124 Section 251.124 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAND USES Revenue-Producing Visitor Services in Alaska §...

  10. U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress

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    2016-04-08

    force structure and geographic boundaries for each Combatant Command (COCOM) not less than every two years and recommend changes to the Secretary of...U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Andrew Feickert Specialist in Military Ground Forces April 8, 2016...

  11. China’s Special Operations Forces Modernization, Professionalization and Regional Implications

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    2013-03-01

    China’s Special Operations Forces Modernization, Professionalization and Regional Implications by Mr. Darryl J. Lavender ...PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Mr. Darryl J. Lavender Defense Intelligence Agency 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK...by Mr. Darryl J. Lavender Defense Intelligence Agency Colonel Timothy D. Brown Department of Military Strategy

  12. U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001-2014

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    2016-01-01

    6 CHAPTER TWO U.S.-Philippine Relations in Historical Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9...planners to use for future long-duration special operations missions and in professional military education. This report is the most comprehensive and...Philippines. In 2001, the U.S. government embarked on a 14-year effort to address transnational terrorist threats in the historically restive south- ern

  13. U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress

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    2013-09-18

    cell in Yemen can incite attacks as far away as Detroit or Delhi. A flu virus in Macao can become an epidemic in Miami. Technology and globalization... Colombia , France, Turkey, Kenya, and Italy. U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Congressional Research

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

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    2011-01-01

    ... certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91.327 Section 91.327 Aeronautics and Space... special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category...

  15. 14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...

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    2012-01-01

    ... certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91.327 Section 91.327 Aeronautics and Space... special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category...

  16. 14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...

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    2013-01-01

    ... certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91.327 Section 91.327 Aeronautics and Space... special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category...

  17. 14 CFR 91.327 - Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating...

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    2014-01-01

    ... certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. 91.327 Section 91.327 Aeronautics and Space... special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category...

  18. The capabilities of steady state operation at the stellarator W7-X with emphasis on divertor design

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    Renner, H.; Boscary, J.; Erckmann, V.; Greuner, H.; Grote, H.; Sapper, J.; Speth, E.; Wesner, F.; Wanner, M.; W7-X Team

    2000-06-01

    The stellarator Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) is presently under construction at Greifswald, Germany, and the start of operation is planned in 2006. W7-X is a large `advanced stellarator' of the HELIAS type (R = 5.5 m, a = 0.55 m, B0 = 3 T, five periods, moderate shear and variable rotational transform 5/6 <= ι <= 5/4 at the boundary) with the aims of demonstrating the reactor potential of this stellarator line in steady state operation close to fusion relevant parameters. The capability of stationary operation requires the realization of a superconducting magnet system consisting of 50 modular coils and 20 planar coils, the operation of a 140 GHz ECR CW heat source of 10 MW, the installation of a divertor to handle the power and particle flux, and to limit the impurity fraction to tolerable levels. Additional heating schemes, ICRF and NBI, will be provided for flexible experimentation.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Breaking through the Tension: The Operational Art of Special Operations in Phase Zero

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    2013-05-23

    reported to Congress annually , reflects the military-strategic views on where, how, and why US forces are best positioned... REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE Form Approved OMB No. 074-0188 Public reporting burden for this collection...Information Operations and Reports , 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302, and to the

  1. 76 FR 8314 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electric Power

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    ... electrical power generation capability, if possible. To maintain the same level of safety associated with...; Operation Without Normal Electric Power AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice... an electronic flight control system that requires a continuous source of electrical power in order...

  2. 76 FR 36864 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electric Power

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    ..., and reestablish some of the electrical power generation capability, if possible. To maintain the same... recovering adequate primary electrical power generation for safe flight and landing. For compliance purposes...; Operation Without Normal Electric Power AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION:...

  3. Aiming Airsea Battle: An Operational Concept To Counter China’s Maritime Area Denial Capabilities

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    2011-06-18

    66  Review and synchronize strategy with respect to China...Quadrennial Defense Review directed the development of the means to counter A2/AD and to explore alternative concepts of operation to mitigate...a foreign policy in stark contrast with that of the United States. China has presented a narrative of itself as an alternative to a hegemonic

  4. The SOFIA Observatory at the Start of Routine Science Operations: Mission Capabilities and Performance

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    Temi, Pasquale; Marcum, Pamela M.; Young, Erick; Adams, Joseph D.; Adams, Sybil; Andersson, B.-G.; Becklin, Eric E.; Boogert, Adwin; Brewster, Rick; Burgh, Eric; Cobleigh, Brent R.; Culp, Steven; De Buizer, Jim; Dunham, Edward W.; Engfer, Christian; Ediss, Geoffrey; Fujieh, Maura; Grashuis, Randy; Gross, Michael; Harmon, Edward; Helton, Andrew; Hoffman, Douglas; Homan, Jeff; Hütwohl, Michael; Jakob, Holger; Jensen, Stephen C.; Kaminski, Charles; Kozarsky, Daniel; Krabbe, Alfred; Klein, Randolf; Lammen, Yannick; Lampater, Ulrich; Latter, William B.; Le, Jeanette; McKown, Nancy; Melchiorri, Riccardo; Meyer, Allan W.; Miles, John; Miller, Walter E.; Miller, Scott; Moore, Elizabeth; Nickison, Donald J.; Opshaug, Kortney; Pfüeller, Enrico; Radomski, James; Rasmussen, John; Reach, William; Reinacher, Andreas; Roellig, Thomas L.; Sandell, Göran; Sankrit, Ravi; Savage, Maureen L.; Shenoy, Sachindev; Schonfeld, Julie E.; Shuping, Ralph Y.; Smith, Erin C.; Talebi, Ehsan; Teufel, Stefan; Tseng, Ting C.; Vacca, William D.; Vaillancourt, John; Van Cleve, Jeffrey E.; Wiedemann, Manuel; Wolf, Jürgen; Zavala, Eddie; Zeile, Oliver; Zell, Peter T.; Zinnecker, Hans

    2014-06-01

    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has recently concluded a set of engineering flights for observatory performance evaluation. These in-flight opportunities are viewed as the first comprehensive assessment of the observatory's performance and are used to guide future development activities, as well as to identify additional observatory upgrades. Pointing stability was evaluated, including the image motion due to rigid-body and flexible-body telescope modes as well as possible aero-optical image motion. We report on recent improvements in pointing stability by using an active mass damper system installed on the telescope. Measurements and characterization of the shear layer and cavity seeing, as well as image quality evaluation as a function of wavelength have also been performed. Additional tests targeted basic observatory capabilities and requirements, including pointing accuracy, chopper evaluation, and imager sensitivity. This paper reports on the data collected during these flights and presents current SOFIA observatory performance and characterization.

  5. The Geostationary Lighting Mapper (GLM) for GOES-R: A New Operational Capability to Improve Storm Forecasts and Warnings

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    Goodman, Steven J.; Blakeslee, R.; Koshak, William J.; Petersen, W. A.; Carey, L.; Mah, D.

    2010-01-01

    The next generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) series is a follow on to the existing GOES system currently operating over the Western Hemisphere. Superior spacecraft and instrument technology will support expanded detection of environmental phenomena, resulting in more timely and accurate forecasts and warnings. Advancements over current GOES capabilities include a new capability for total lightning detection (cloud and cloud-to-ground flashes) from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), and improved spectral (3x), spatial (4x), and temporal (5x) resolution for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). The GLM, an optical transient detector and imager operating in the near-IR at 777.4 nm will map all (in-cloud and cloud-to-ground) lighting flashes continuously day and night with near-uniform spatial resolution of 8 km with a product refresh rate of less than 20 sec over the Americas and adjacent oceanic regions, from the west coast of Africa (GOES-E) to New Zealand (GOES-W) when the constellation is fully operational. This will aid in forecasting severe storms and tornado activity, and convective weather impacts on aviation safety and efficiency. In parallel with the instrument development (a prototype and 4 flight models), a GOES-R Risk Reduction Team and Algorithm Working Group Lightning Applications Team have begun to develop the Level 2 algorithms and applications. Proxy total lightning data from the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite and regional test beds are being used to develop the pre-launch algorithms and applications, and also improve our knowledge of thunderstorm initiation and evolution. Real time lightning mapping data are being provided in an experimental mode to selected National Weather Service (NWS) national centers and forecast offices via the GOES-R Proving Ground to help improve our understanding of the application of these data in operational settings and

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

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

    2011-12-01

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

  7. Developing Capability: The Use of Laser Communication Technology to Operate in a Cyber-Denied Environment

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    2009-04-01

    Operations: Warfare and the Hard Reality of Soft Power. Washington, DC: Brassey ‟ s , Inc., 2004. ARRL. “Laser Communications.” American Radio Relay...NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR( S ) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME( S ) AND...MONITORING AGENCY NAME( S ) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM( S ) 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER( S ) 12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY

  8. Modern Amphibious Operations: Why the United States Must Maintain a Joint Amphibious Forcible Entry Capability

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    2012-03-23

    Advancement, Amphibious OperationsSummit," fuformationallecture, Washington Marriott , Washington, DC, July 25- 27, 2011. 4 Gabe Collins, "China dispatches...December 10, 2011). 34 54 James F. Amos, Surface Navy Association Symposium, Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal City, VA, 13 January 2011, 3. 55 Combined...Marine Corps Speech,’’ George P. Shultz Lecture Series Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel , San Francisco, CA, posted Aug 13,2010 http://www.youtube.com

  9. Nation Before Service: The Evolution of Joint Operations to a Capabilities-Based Mindset

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    2013-06-01

    evolved, I next identify the components of the current presumptive anomaly that necessitate the adoption of a new paradigm. Through the evaluation of...the components of the current presumptive anomaly that necessitate the adoption of a new paradigm. Through the evaluation of the Joint Force’s...evolutionary shift in the understanding of inter-service operations, but has been desperately searching for a new paradigm for some time. Evaluation

  10. Predicting Schedule Duration for Defense Acquisition Programs: Program Initiation to Initial Operational Capability

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    2016-03-24

    months for defense acquisition programs from program initiation, which is the start of Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD), to Initial...multiple regression model that provides an output value in months . For the purpose of this study, the output from the multiple regression analysis...encompasses overall time duration in months , starting at MS-B, through EMD, P&D, Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP), and Initial Operational Test and

  11. Use of a pitch adjustable foot restraint system: Operator strength capability and load requirements

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    Wilmington, Robert P.; Poliner, Jeffrey; Klute, Glenn K.

    1994-01-01

    The zero-gravity environment creates a need for a proper human body restraint system to maintain a comfortable posture with less fatigue and to maximize productivity. In addition, restraint systems must be able to meet the loading demands of maintenance and assembly tasks performed on orbit. The shuttle's primary intravehicular astronaut restraint system is currently a foot loop design that attaches to flat surfaces on the shuttle, allowing for varying mounting locations and easy egress and ingress. However, this design does not allow for elevation, pitch, or foot loop length adjustment. Several prototype foot restraint systems are being evaluated for use aboard the space station and the space shuttle. The JSC Anthropometry and Biomechanics Laboratory initiated this study to quantify the maximum axial forces and moments that would be induced on a foot loop type of restraint while operators performed a torque wrench task, also allowing for angling the restraint pitch angle to study yet another effect. Results indicate that the greatest forces into the torque wrench and into the foot restraint system occur while the operator performs an upward effort. This study did not see any significant difference in the operators' force due to pitch orientation. Thus, in a work environment in which hand holds are available, no significant influence of the pitch angle on forces imparted to the restraint system existed.

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

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

    2001-01-01

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

  13. Scheduling Algorithm for Improving Lift (SAIL): Documentation for initial operating capability

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    Hawthorne, J.E.; McLaren, R.A.

    1990-04-01

    The Military Sealift Command, a component of the United States Transportation Command, is responsible for the sealift of military personnel and material during a crisis. Conceptual plans for these complex moves, called deliberate plans, are continually being prepared. A computer-based scheduling system, the Sealift Strategic Analysis Subsystem (SEASTRAT), is under development for assisting in the production of these plans. The ship scheduling portion of this system, the Scheduling Algorithm for Improving Lift (SAIL), combines linear optimization and heuristic methods to determine ship routes and cargo loadings which honor a variety of complex operational constraints.

  14. The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China’s Military

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    2010-06-01

    day exercise called “Divine Matrix” designed on the assumption that a “nuclear-armed China would attack India by 2017 .” Following a 6-month study of...Fears Chinese Attack by 2017 ,” Hindustan Times Online, March 26, 2009. 32. Li Xiaokun, “Drill Report ‘Surprises’ Chinese Govern- ment,” China Daily...operational freedom of action; long-term life cycle readiness, maxi - mizing availability and reliability of systems at best value to the military services

  15. Expanding Fixed-Wing Aircraft Capability in US Army Aviation Operations

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    2009-06-12

    and passengers utilize supplemental oxygen. The C-27J can carry 16, 350 lbs more max payload than the UH - 60L /M and 10,700 lbs more max payload than...associated with the various series of UH -60 and CH-47 helicopters, operating costs can be compared with the C-27J. The UH - 60L cost per flight hour is $2,291...1997), C-1 to C-9. 116 UH - 60L Blackhawk Utility Helicopter (Medium Lift) Mission: Provide air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation

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

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

    2012-06-01

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

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

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    Richard Barney Carlson; Don Scoffield; Brion Bennett

    2013-12-01

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

  18. The James Webb Space Telescope's Plan for Operations and Instrument Capabilities for Observations in the Solar System

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    Milam, Stefanie N.; Stansberry, John A.; Sonneborn, George; Thomas, Cristina

    2016-01-01

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is optimized for observations in the near- and mid-infrared and will provide essential observations for targets that cannot be conducted from the ground or other missions during its lifetime. The state-of-the-art science instruments, along with the telescope's moving target tracking, will enable the infrared study, with unprecedented detail, for nearly every object (Mars and beyond) in the Solar System. The goals of this special issue are to stimulate discussion and encourage participation in JWST planning among members of the planetary science community. Key science goals for various targets, observing capabilities for JWST, and highlights for the complementary nature with other missions/observatories are described in this paper.

  19. Maximizing the Potential of the Special Operations Forces and General Purpose Forces

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    2014-05-22

    MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AND GENERAL PURPOSE FORCES A Monograph by MAJ Romas Zimlicki...PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER MAJ Romas J. Zimlicki 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7...LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON Romas Zimlicki a. REPORT Unclassified b. ABSTRACT Unclassified

  20. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment Project: Methodology Report

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    2010-02-01

    focus to be on aspects of the methodology unique to the specific issue report. 15. SUBJECT TERMS SOFLCNA, method , methodology , data collection...Report Purpose The LCNA Methodology Report provides detailed information about the data collection and analysis methods used for the Special Operations...CULTURE NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROJECT METHODOLOGY REPORT 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER

  1. The Global Special Operations Forces Network from a Partner-Nation Perspective

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    2014-12-01

    as an integrator of interagency efforts, see Michael E . Gates, “Creating SOF Networks: The Role of NATO Special Operations as a Testing Ground for SOF...diss. University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Psychology. February 2012. Gates, Michael E . “Creating SOF Networks: The Role...9  3.  Relational Analysis of the Overall GSN .............................................9  E

  2. Use of Special Operations Forces in United Nations Missions: a Method to Resolve Complexity

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    2015-05-21

    lethal forces to achieve its ends. Considering this dilemma, several important questions come to mind . The first and most important question is why does...Adaptive Systems. One must keep in mind however, that sometimes a significant perturbation may lead to too much bifurcation and disintegration of...started setting the conditions for the arrival of the main body of forces. The French Special Operations did not hesitate to use deadly force for

  3. Probe And Drogue Aerial Refueling Requirements: How Will Air Force Special Operations Command Meet Future Demands?

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    2002-06-01

    Agency turned mountains of data into useable information on the history of special operations and helicopter aerial refueling. Also a great thanks...thoughts on helicopter refueling into a cogent argument. Last, and surely not least, my greatest thanks goes out to my loving and supportive wife Laura... helicopter aerial refueling in the 2007 to 2012 timeframe?” In order to place this question in context a short history of USSOCOM, AFSOC, and

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

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    2010-01-01

    bacterium responsi- ble for Rocky Mountain spotted fever . This bacterium is passed to humans and animals through the bites of Dermacentor species ticks...conference last Decem- ber, COL Rocky Farr, who served in Vietnam as a Spe- cial Forces medic and recently as the U.S. Special Operations Command surgeon... spot adverse effects, and recognize when Soldiers may be using them in dangerous dosing regimens. The authors encountered many younger Soldiers who

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

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    2008-01-01

    3 COL Rocky Farr USSOCOM Enlisted Corner 9 SOCM Glenn Mercer USSOCOM Medical History 99 The Tao (or is it Dao?) of SOF Medicine Warner D. Farr Med...Boyd: Strategy and History Series Frans P.B. Osinga ● United States Special Operations Forces David Tucker, Christopher J. Lamb From the Command Surgeon...and the history of unconventional warfare medicine. Content: Content of this publication is not copyrighted. Published works may be reprinted provided

  6. Special Operations Forces: DOD’s Report to Congress Generally Addressed the Statutory Requirements but Lacks Detail

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    2014-09-08

    commands were responsible for the manpower and readiness of the Theater Special Operations Commands. 4Pub. L. No. 113-66, section 1086 (2013...determined appropriate to ensure a comprehensive review and assessment. Section 1086 also mandated that GAO submit to the congressional defense...GAO-14-820R Special Operations Forces Review Introduction • Section 1086 of the National Defense

  7. Special Operations Forces: Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency of Funding and Assess Potential to Lessen Some Deployments

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    2015-07-01

    DOD) has not determined the total funding used to support special operations forces (SOF). Funding provided to SOCOM for special operations...DOD’s report concluded that current and future special operations–peculiar4 requirements could be met by using current and planned resources, but it...conventional force military positions to determine the portion of the conventional force that SOF constituted, using the military services’ total

  8. [Influence of chronic diseases of reserve military personnel of Ukraine army on their capability to do their duty according military speciality].

    PubMed

    Ivashchenko, S N

    2008-01-01

    The author presents in the article the way of distribution of reserve military personnel of Ukraine army on special groups depending on presence of chronical diseases or pathological conditions. The author analyzed more than 800 personal files of military personnel and other materials related to assessment of functional state of this personnel and efficiency of performing their duty. Data received from Kiev commissariats and other Ukraine military Institutions have been analyzed. The proposed way of military personnel distribution allows optimizing their operating mode by creating a special mode where resource of military personnel's professional health is preserved.

  9. Littoral Environmental Sensing Architecture (LESA) Report - The Current State of Sensing Capability for Naval Special Warfare METOC Support

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-03-10

    10-9214 Littoral Environmental Sensing Architecture Report 5 Parameter Details Rationale Light and Illumination Daily solar and lunar ...traditional meteorological forecasts for NSW. Correctly forecasting the formation, intensity, and longevity of dust storms is an important goal for...desert operations. An upwind network of surface sensors is required for monitoring potential dust storm formation and verifying them once they have

  10. California GAMA Special Study. Development of a Capability for the Analysis of Krypton-85 in Groundwater Samples

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    Visser, Ate; Bibby, Richard K.; Moran, Jean E.; Singleton, Michael J.; Esser, Bradley K.

    2015-06-01

    A capability for the analysis of krypton-85 (85Kr) in groundwater samples was developed at LLNL. Samples are collected by extracting gas from 2000-4000 L of groundwater at the well, yielding approximately 0.2 cm3 STP krypton. Sample collection takes 1 to 4 hours. Krypton is purified in the laboratory using a combination of molecular sieve and activated charcoal traps, and transferred to a liquid scintillation vial. The 85Kr activity is measured by liquid scintillation on a Quantulus 1220 liquid scintillation counter from PerkinElmer. The detection limit for a typical 0.2 cm3Kr sample size is 11% of the present day activity in air, corresponding to the decay corrected activity in air in 1987. The typical measurement uncertainty is below 10% for recently recharged samples. Six groundwater samples were collected, purified and counted. 85Kr was not detected in any of the samples counted at LLNL. 85Kr was detected by the low level counting laboratory of Bern University in all samples between 1.5 and 6.6 decays per minute per cm3 krypton, corresponding to decay corrected activities in air between 1971 and 1985. The new capability is an excellent complement to tritium-helium, expanding the existing suite of age dating tools available to the GAMA program (35S, 3H/3He, 14C and radiogenic helium). 85Kr can replace 3H/3He in settings where 3H/3He ages are impossible to determine (for example where terrigenic helium overwhelms tritiogenic helium) and provides additional insight into travel time distributions in complex mixed groundwater systems.

  11. Residual Impact of Previous Injury on Musculoskeletal Characteristics in Special Forces Operators

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    Parr, Jeffrey J.; Clark, Nicholas C.; Abt, John P.; Kresta, Julie Y.; Keenan, Karen A.; Kane, Shawn F.; Lephart, Scott M.

    2015-01-01

    Background Musculoskeletal injuries are a significant burden to United States Army Special Operations Forces. The advanced tactical skill level and physical training required of Army Special Operators highlights the need to optimize musculoskeletal characteristics to reduce the likelihood of suffering a recurrent injury. Purpose To identify the residual impact of previous injury on musculoskeletal characteristics. Study Design Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods Isokinetic strength of the knee, shoulder, and back and flexibility of the shoulder and hamstrings were assessed as part of a comprehensive human performance protocol, and self-reported musculoskeletal injury history was obtained. Subjects were stratified based on previous history of low back, knee, or shoulder injury, and within-group and between-group comparisons were made for musculoskeletal variables. Results Knee injury analysis showed no significant strength or flexibility differences. Shoulder injury analysis found internal rotation strength of the healthy subjects (H) was significantly higher compared with injured (I) and uninjured (U) limbs of the injured group (H, 60.8 ± 11.5 percent body weight [%BW]; I, 54.5 ± 10.5 %BW; U, 55.5 ± 11.3 %BW) (P = .014 [H vs I] and P = .05 [H vs U]). The external rotation/internal rotation strength ratio was significantly lower in the healthy subjects compared with injured and uninjured limbs of the injured group (H, 0.653 ± 0.122; I, 0.724 ± 0.121; U, 0.724 ± 0.124) (P = .026 [H vs I] and P = .018 [H vs U]). Posterior shoulder tightness was significantly different between the injured and uninjured limb of the injured group (I, 111.6° ± 9.4°; U, 114.4° ± 9.3°; P = .008). The back injury analysis found no significant strength differences between the healthy and injured groups. Conclusion Few physical differences existed between operators with prior knee or back injury. However, operators with a previous history of shoulder injury

  12. Operational Capabilities Assessment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-04-12

    system prototyping requirements; and Monitoring and evaluation of OPNAV Team CHARLIE (C3I) Master Plan activities. Keywords: Naval requirements; Maritime strategy; Naval force structure; Advanced ship hull forms; Smart munitions.

  13. Capability Disillusionment

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    2011-08-01

    Defense AT&L: July–August 2011 22 Capability Disillusionment Cochrane is an operations research analyst and has worked for the past 6 years at the... Disillusionment 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7...unsup- ported by either academic investigation or practical utility. The definition of “capability” in the literature suggests that capabilities are

  14. The Hidden Complexity of Biological "Dirty Bombs": Implications for Special Operations Medical Personnel.

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    Washington, Michael A; Blythe, Jauchia

    The recent capture of a terrorist in Belgium carrying explosives, fecal matter, and animal tissue may indicate a shift from conventional weapons to crude bacteriological preparations as instruments of terror. It is important to note that although such weapons lack technological sophistication, bacteria are inherently complex, unpredictable, and undetectable in the field. Therefore, it is important that Special Operations medical personnel understand the complications that such seemingly simple devices can add to the treatment of casualties in the field and subsequent evaluation in the clinic.

  15. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 4, Edition 4, Fall 2004

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2004-01-01

    and later the US Army’s 10th SFG, the US Air Force’s 39th Special Operations Wing , the US Marine Corps’ 24th MEU (SOC) (Marine Expeditionary Unit...crests oriented in an inferior and medial direction. (Figure 7) Allow the patient to “melt” into the wedges for a few minutes. Correcting anteriorly...tilted pelvis while the patient is supine: Place the two wedges under the ischial tuberosities oriented in a superior and medial direction. (Figure 8

  16. Operational vector-borne disease surveillance and control: closing the capabilities gap through research at overseas military laboratories.

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    Evans, Brian P; Clark, Jeffrey W; Barbara, Kathryn A; Mundal, Kirk D; Furman, Barry D; McAvin, James C; Richardson, Jason H

    2009-01-01

    Malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya virus, leishmaniasis, and a myriad of other vector-borne diseases pose significant threats to the warfighter and to the overall combat effectiveness of units. Military preventive medicine (PM) assets must accurately evaluate the vector-borne disease threat and then implement and/or advise the commander on countermeasures to reduce a particular threat. The success of these measures is contingent upon the biology of the disease vector and on the tools or methods used to conduct vector/pathogen surveillance and vector control. There is a significant gap between the tools available and those required for operational PM assets to provide real-time, effective surveillance and control. A network of US Army and US Navy overseas laboratories is focused on closing the current capabilities gap. Their mission is to develop and field test tools and methods to enhance the combatant commander's ability to identify and mitigate the threat posed by these vector-borne diseases.

  17. 47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz 101.149 Section 101.149 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Technical Standards § 101.149...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz 101.149 Section 101.149 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Technical Standards § 101.149...

  20. 47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz 101.149 Section 101.149 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Technical Standards § 101.149...

  1. 47 CFR 101.149 - Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600-40,000 MHz 101.149 Section 101.149 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES Technical Standards § 101.149...

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

    PubMed

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

    2015-07-01

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

  3. National Ignition Facility start-up/operations engineering and special equipment construction health and safety plan

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    Huddleston, P C

    1998-05-08

    This document sets forth the responsibilities, interfaces, guidelines, rules, policy, and regulations for all workers involved in the S/O and SE construction, installation, and acceptance testing. This document is enforced from the first day that S/O and SE workers set foot on the NIF construction site until the end of the Project at Critical Decision 4. This document is applicable only to site activities, which are defined as those that occur within the perimeter of the fenced-off NIF construction zone and the Target Chamber Assembly Area (Helipad). The associated Special Equipment laydown and construction support areas listed in Appendix B are not under this plan; their safety provisions are discussed in the Appendix. Prototype and other support activities, such as the Amplifier Laboratory and Frame Assembly Unit assembly area, are not included in this plan. After completion of the Operational Readiness Review, the Facility Safety Procedure, Operational Safety Requirements, and Operational Safety Procedures are the governing safety documents for the operating facility. The S/O and SE project elements are required to implement measures that create a universal awareness of and promote safe job practices at the site. This includes all Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, University of Rochester, supplement labor organization, and subcontractor employees; visitors; and guests serving the S/O and SE effort.

  4. Descriptive Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Naval Special Warfare Sea, Air, and Land Operators.

    PubMed

    Lovalekar, Mita; Abt, John P; Sell, Timothy C; Wood, Dallas E; Lephart, Scott M

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this analysis was to describe medical chart reviewed musculoskeletal injuries among Naval Special Warfare Sea, Air, and Land Operators. 210 Operators volunteered (age: 28.1 ± 6.0 years, height: 1.8 ± 0.1 m, weight: 85.4 ± 9.3 kg). Musculoskeletal injury data were extracted from subjects' medical charts, and injuries that occurred during 1 year were described. Anatomic location of injury, cause of injury, activity when injury occurred, and injury type were described. The frequency of injuries was 0.025 per Operator per month. Most injuries involved the upper extremity (38.1% of injuries). Frequent anatomic sublocations for injuries were the shoulder (23.8%) and lumbopelvic region of the spine (12.7%). Lifting was the cause of 7.9% of injuries. Subjects were participating in training when 38.1% of injuries occurred and recreational activity/sports when 12.7% of injuries occurred. Frequent injury types were strain (20.6%), pain/spasm/ache (19.0%), fracture (11.1%), and sprain (11.1%). The results of this analysis underscore the need to investigate the risk factors, especially of upper extremity and physical activity related injuries, in this population of Operators. There is a scope for development of a focused, customized injury prevention program, targeting the unique injury profile of this population.

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

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

    2013-10-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Antonsson, Erik; Gombosi, Tamas

    2005-01-01

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

  7. Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces During Military Training

    PubMed Central

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-06-03

    characterized by centralized planning ard centralized execution. This is because the slow methodical process -,’ maneuvering a force through a city ...rL-ive oeratonal Use (7) / Chater -- 32 E SAMPLE -------------- SAMPLE -------------------- SAMPLE -------------- Fill in iimit:atiun justification

  9. Enhancing Co-operation between Mainstream and Special Education. Thematic Group 9. Helios II Programme.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education, Middelfart (Denmark).

    This booklet discusses mainstream and special education interaction through the experiences and conclusions of a working group of persons with disabilities, parents, administrators, mainstream teachers, teachers in special education, therapists, and professionals in special needs from 10 European countries. It focuses upon the special needs…

  10. Development and Implementation of a New Physical Training Concept in the Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command.

    PubMed

    Solberg, Paul André; Paulsen, Gøran; Slaathaug, Ole Gunnar; Skare, Magnhild; Wood, Dallas; Huls, Shaun; Raastad, Truls

    2015-11-01

    A high level of physical fitness is one important factor for optimal performance in Special Operation Forces (SOF). Still, information about physical training for SOF operators is not easily accessible. This study aimed to implement and assess a new training concept in the Norwegian Navy SOF. A longitudinal study where 22 operators completed a 6-month linear periodization (LP), followed by a 6-month nonlinear periodization (NLP) program. Both protocols were block periodized, focusing on either strength or aerobic capacity. A battery of tests covering strength, endurance, power, mobility, and body composition was performed, and individual capacity analyses were established. A training week consisted of 5 to 6 sessions including 1 or 2 individualized sessions directed towards improving the weakest capacity. The LP had a clear effect on mobility (19 ± 9%), abdominal strength (25 ± 16%), upper body power (PowerUB; 6 ± 9%), standing long-jump (3 ± 6%), pull-ups (24 ± 31%), agility (2 ± 4%), V[Combining Dot Above]O2max (2 ± 3%), fat percent (-5 ± 31%), and muscle mass (1 ± 3%). The NLP increased abdominal strength (15 ± 17%), standing long-jump (3 ± 4%), and anaerobic capacity (10 ± 8%), whereas V[Combining Dot Above]O2 max (-3 ± 4%) and PowerUB (-2 ± 7%) decreased. Additional analyses showed clear increases among those individually instructed to improve strength. Results support the benefits of combined periodized programming and individualized training sessions among SOF operators with initially good fitness levels. Largest effects were observed in the first phase with the LP. However, subsequent NLP additionally increased anaerobic and jumping capacity, possibly due to more frequent muscular endurance and power training. Because of frequent interruptions, the LP tended to be more difficult to follow than the NLP and is suggested when continuity is possible, whereas an NLP is recommended for maintenance and when standing on national preparedness.

  11. Block-Periodized Training Improves Physiological and Tactically Relevant Performance in Naval Special Warfare Operators.

    PubMed

    Abt, John P; Oliver, Jonathan M; Nagai, Takashi; Sell, Timothy C; Lovalekar, Mita T; Beals, Kim; Wood, Dallas E; Lephart, Scott M

    2016-01-01

    Human performance training and prevention strategies are necessary to promote physical readiness and mitigate musculoskeletal injuries of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Operator. The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of 2 training programs when performed during a training evolution of Operators. A total of 85 Operators (experimental: n = 46, age: 29.4 ± 5.5 years, height: 176.7 ± 6.4 cm, mass: 86.7 ± 11.6 kg; control: n = 39, age: 29.0 ± 6.0 years, height: 177.1 ± 6.3 cm, mass: 85.7 ± 12.5 kg) participated in a trial to measure the effectiveness of these programs to improve physical, physiological, and performance characteristics. Operators in the experimental group performed a 12-week block-periodized program, whereas those in the control group performed a nonlinear periodized program. Pretesting/posttesting was performed to assess body composition, aerobic capacity/lactate threshold, muscular strength, flexibility, landing biomechanics, postural stability, and tactically relevant performance. The experimental group demonstrated a significant loss in body fat, fat mass, and body mass compared with the control group, whereas aerobic capacity increased for the both groups. The experimental group demonstrated a significant increase in posterior shoulder flexibility and ankle dorsiflexion, whereas the control group had a significant reduction in shoulder, knee, and ankle flexibility. The experimental group also improved landing strategies and balance. Both groups improved upper and lower muscular power and upper-body muscular endurance, whereas only the experimental group demonstrated significant improvements in agility and total body muscular strength. Implementation of a population-specific training program provides structured and progressive training effectively and promotes physical readiness concurrently with tactical training without overload.

  12. NASA's Rodent Research Project: Validation of Flight Hardware, Operations and Science Capabilities for Conducting Long Duration Experiments in Space

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    Choi, S. Y.; Beegle, J. E.; Wigley, C. L.; Pletcher, D.; Globus, R. K.

    2015-01-01

    Research using rodents is an essential tool for advancing biomedical research on Earth and in space. Rodent Research (RR)-1 was conducted to validate flight hardware, operations, and science capabilities that were developed at the NASA Ames Research Center. Twenty C57BL/6J adult female mice were launched on Sept 21, 2014 in a Dragon Capsule (SpaceX-4), then transferred to the ISS for a total time of 21-22 days (10 commercial mice) or 37 (10 validation mice). Tissues collected on-orbit were either rapidly frozen or preserved in RNA later at less than or equal to -80 C (n=2/group) until their return to Earth. Remaining carcasses were rapidly frozen for dissection post-flight. The three controls groups at Kennedy Space Center consisted of: Basal mice euthanized at the time of launch, Vivarium controls, housed in standard cages, and Ground Controls (GC), housed in flight hardware within an environmental chamber. FLT mice appeared more physically active on-orbit than GC, and behavior analysis are in progress. Upon return to Earth, there were no differences in body weights between FLT and GC at the end of the 37 days in space. RNA was of high quality (RIN greater than 8.5). Liver enzyme activity levels of FLT mice and all control mice were similar in magnitude to those of the samples that were optimally processed in the laboratory. Liver samples collected from the intact frozen FLT carcasses had RNA RIN of 7.27 +/- 0.52, which was lower than that of the samples processed on-orbit, but similar to those obtained from the control group intact carcasses. Nonetheless, the RNA samples from the intact carcasses were acceptable for the most demanding transcriptomic analyses. Adrenal glands, thymus and spleen (organs associated with stress response) showed no significant difference in weights between FLT and GC. Enzymatic activity was also not significantly different. Over 3,000 tissues collected from the four groups of mice have become available for the Biospecimen Sharing

  13. Design, operation, and monitoring capability of an experimental artificial-recharge facility at East Meadow, Long Island, New York

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    Schneider, B.J.; Oaksford, E.T.

    1986-01-01

    Artificial recharge with tertiary-treated sewage is being tested at East Meadow to evaluate the physical and chemical effects on the groundwater system. The recharge facility contains 11 recharge basins and 5 injection wells and is designed to accept 4 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. Of the 11 basins, 7 are recently constructed and will accept 0.5 million gallons per day each. An observation manhole (12-foot inside diameter and extending 16 feet below the basin floor) was installed in each of two basins to enable monitoring and sampling of percolating reclaimed water in the unsaturated zone with instruments such as tensiometers, gravity lysimeters, thermocouples, and soil-gas samplers. Five shallow (100-feet deep) injection wells will each return 0.5 million gallons per day to the groundwater reservoir. Three types of injection-well design are being tested; the differences are in the type of gravel pack around the well screen. When clogging at the well screen occurs, redevelopment should restore the injection capability. Flow to the basins and wells is regulated by automatic flow controllers in which a desired flow rate is maintained by electronic sensors. Basins can also operate in a constant-head mode in which a specified head is maintained in the basin automatically. An observation-well network consisting of 2-inch- and 6-inch-diameter wells was installed within a 1-square-mile area at the recharge facility to monitor aquifer response and recharge. During 48 days of operation within a 17-week period (October 1982 through January 1983), 88.5 million gallons of reclaimed water was applied to the shallow water table aquifer through the recharge basins. A 4.29-foot-high groundwater mound developed during a 14-day test; some water level increase associated with the mound was detected 1,000 ft from the basins. Preliminary water quality data from wells affected by reclaimed water show evidence that mechanisms of mixing, dilution, and dispersion are

  14. Transforming the Command and Control Structure of US Special Operations Command to Prosecute the Global War on Terrorism

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-31

    Operations Center ( EPOC ), EUCOM’s SJFHQ, was stood up on October 15, 2003. “ [This is] a fundamental change of Europe’s strategic footprint. The goal is...improved, responsive warfighting capability.”, 20 said Air Force General Charles Wald, EUCOM deputy Commander. The EPOC will give EUCOM a 24/7 deployable...Bell. EPOC is structured into nine divisions: Current Operations, Information Operations, Knowledge Management/Information Superiority, Intelligence

  15. SPETSNAZ (Spetsial’noye Naznacheniye): The Soviet Union’s Special Operations Forces.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-06-01

    Americans would even imagine. "Spetsial’noye" or the "special" in troops of special purpose would normally be associated with the english world elite ...DOCTRINE ......................................................... 6 II. ELITE FORMATIONS ................................................ 14 Airborne...support organizations are also designated troops of special purpose. The range of threats posed by SPETSNAZ and various other elite Soviet units to the

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

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    Cole, Christopher J. P.

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

  17. Androgens and Androgen Derivatives: Science, Myths, and Theories: Explored From a Special Operations Perspective.

    PubMed

    Givens, Melissa L; Deuster, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    Androgen use outside of legitimate medical therapy is a perceived concern that is drawing attention across military and specifically Special Operations Forces (SOF) communities. For leadership and the medical community to properly address the issue and relate to those individuals who are using or considering use, it will be crucial to understand the scope of the problem. Limited data suggest that the prevalence of androgen use may be increasing, and inferences made from the scientific literature suggest that SOF may be a population of concern. While risks of androgen use are well known, there are little data specific to military performance that can be applied to a rigorous risk:benefit analysis, allowing myths and poorly supported theories to perpetuate within the community. Further efforts to define the potential benefits balanced against the short- and long-term risks should be undertaken. Providers within the SOF community should arm themselves with information to engage androgen users and leadership in meaningful discussion regarding androgen use.

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

    PubMed

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

    1978-04-01

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

  19. Required Operational Capability (ROC) Number INS 211.3.1 for the Medium Assault/Antitank Weapon (MAAW) M47 Dragon.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-05-14

    II AD-AI69 682 REQUIRED OPERATIONAL CAPASILITY (RRC) NUMSER INS 21131 lf FOR THE NEDIUM ASSAULT/ANTITANK HERPON CNAAN ) N4? DRAGON(U) NAINE CORPS...tracked vehicles over rough terrain and be capable of airdrop in resupply bundles. (8) Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability- Durability ( RAM -D...designed to facilitate use of automatic test equipment. The RAM -D requirements over the life of the system are: (a) Operational availability of the

  20. 14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...

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    2014-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight.... 63.23 Section 63.23 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered civil...

  1. 14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...

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    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight.... 63.23 Section 63.23 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered civil...

  2. 14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight.... 63.23 Section 63.23 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered civil...

  3. 14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight.... 63.23 Section 63.23 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered civil...

  4. 14 CFR 63.23 - Special purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Special purpose flight engineer and flight.... 63.23 Section 63.23 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... purpose flight engineer and flight navigator certificates: Operation of U.S.-registered civil...

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

    PubMed

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

    2012-10-01

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

  6. Fighting in a Contested Space Environment: Training Marines for Operations with Degraded or Denied Space-Enabled Capabilities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-01

    but particularly satellite -based voice and data communication; position, navigation, and timing information; and battlefield intelligence. Space...based assets provide. This includes each of the space force enhancement capabilities, but particularly satellite -based voice and data communication...3 A. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS .............................................................3 B. POSITION

  7. Joint Operations 2030 - Phase III Report: The JO 2030 Capability Set (Operations interarmees 2030 - Rapport Phase III: L’ensemble capacitaire JO 2030)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-04-01

    within an operational theatre must be integrated and coordinated. Tactical and operational C2, ISR and SA to work with and track those that are...others operating within the theatre during complex endeavours makes the definition of common objectives and focus extremely difficult. There is a...NATO ‘side of the story’. This can most certainly result in incorrect, possibly volatile, information being spread through a theatre of operations

  8. Cost and Information Effectiveness Analysis (CIEA): A Methodology for Evaluating a Training Device Operational Readiness Assessment Capability (DORAC).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-02-01

    define IW in exact terms. Carnap (1950) has referred to this process as expZication, or operational definition. Along with the operational definition...Bulletin, 1959, 56, 81-105. Carnap , R. Logical foundations of probability. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950. Caro, P. Aircraft simulators

  9. 77 FR 45921 - Alaskan Fuel Hauling as a Restricted Category Special Purpose Flight Operation

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    2012-08-02

    ... villages are served by airports with runways less than 3,000 feet long. The remoteness and limited...). Compliance with 14 CFR part 36 noise requirements is required for this special purpose. The fuel...

  10. Military Communications with Special Focus on Tactical Communications for Network Centric Operations (Les communications militaires, et plus particulierement les communications tactiques pour les operations reseaux-centrees)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-04-01

    six groupes apparentés : Radio logicielle (SDR), Gestion de réseaux et de ressources , Performances, Communications urbaines, Sécurité, et Futurs...MP-IST-083 Military Communications with Special Focus on Tactical Communications for Network Centric Operations (Les communications militaires...et plus particulièrement les communications tactiques pour les opérations réseaux-centrées) Papers presented at the RTO Information Systems

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

    PubMed

    Fothergill, D M; Sims, J R

    2000-10-01

    The US Navy's Sea, Air and Land Special Operations Forces personnel (SEALs) perform a physically demanding job that requires them to maintain fitness levels equivalent to elite athletes. As some missions require SEALs to be deployed aboard submarines for extended periods of time, the prolonged confinement could lead to deconditioning and impaired mission-related performance. The objective of this field study was to quantify changes in aerobic performance of SEAL personnel following a 33-day submarine deployment. Two age-matched groups of SEALs, a non-deployed SEAL team (NDST, n = 9) and a deployed SEAL team (DST, n = 10), performed two 12-min runs for distance (Cooper tests) 5 days apart pre-deployment and one Cooper test post-deployment. Subjects wore a Polar Vantage NVTM heart rate (HR) monitor during the tests to record exercise and recovery HR. Variables calculated from the HR profiles included mean exercise heart rate (HRmean), maximum exercise heart rate (HRmax), the initial slope of the HR recovery curve (HRrecslope) and HR recovery time (HRrectime). The second pre-deployment test (which was used in the comparison with the post-deployment test) showed a 2% mean increase in the distance achieved compared with the first (n = 18, p < 0.05) with no difference in HRmean, HRmax, HRrecslope and HRrectime. The test-retest correlation coefficient and 95% limits of agreement for the Cooper tests were 0.79 (p < 0.001) and -68.6 +/- 267.5 m, respectively. For the NDST there were no changes in any of the HR measures or the distance run between the pre- and post-deployment tests. When individual running performances were expressed as a percentage change in the distance run between the pre- and post-deployment tests, the DST performed significantly worse than the NDST (p < 0.01). The DST showed a 7% mean decrement in the distance run following deployment (p < 0.01). The decrement in performance of the DST was not associated with any changes in HRmean or HRmax; however

  12. Advanced concepts report on the detection of xenon with a miniature whole air sampler capable of extended operating times

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    Motes, B.G.; McManus, G.J.; Bird, S.K.; Fernandez, S.J.

    1993-07-01

    Many monitoring activities require the collection of whole air samples over an extended time interval without loss or concentration of any atmospheric constituents. Described is the development and laboratory testing of a whole air sampler capable of collecting a 100 liter sample over a period of 0.63 days. The sampler has an empty weight of 7.79 kg and an overall size of 20.8-cm {times} 20.8-cm {times} 66.1-cm. The conceptual design for the development of smaller, higher-performance whole air samplers is also reported.

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

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

    1988-01-01

    Information about current and projected waste generation as well as available treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) capabilities and needs is crucial for effective, efficient, and safe waste management. This is especially true for large corporations that are responsible for multisite operations involving diverse and complex industrial processes. Such information is necessary not only for day-to-day operations, but also for strategic planning to ensure safe future performance. This paper reports on some methods developed and successfully applied to obtain requisite information and to assist waste management planning at the corporate level in a nationwide system of laboratories and industries. Waste generation and TSD capabilities at selected US Department of Energy (DOE) sites were studied. 1 ref., 2 tabs.

  14. The value of improved wind power forecasting: Grid flexibility quantification, ramp capability analysis, and impacts of electricity market operation timescales

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    Wang, Qin; Wu, Hongyu; Florita, Anthony R.; ...

    2016-11-11

    The value of improving wind power forecasting accuracy at different electricity market operation timescales was analyzed by simulating the IEEE 118-bus test system as modified to emulate the generation mixes of the Midcontinent, California, and New England independent system operator balancing authority areas. The wind power forecasting improvement methodology and error analysis for the data set were elaborated. Production cost simulation was conducted on the three emulated systems with a total of 480 scenarios, considering the impacts of different generation technologies, wind penetration levels, and wind power forecasting improvement timescales. The static operational flexibility of the three systems was comparedmore » through the diversity of generation mix, the percentage of must-run baseload generators, as well as the available ramp rate and the minimum generation levels. The dynamic operational flexibility was evaluated by the real-time upward and downward ramp capacity. Simulation results show that the generation resource mix plays a crucial role in evaluating the value of improved wind power forecasting at different timescales. In addition, the changes in annual operational electricity generation costs were mostly influenced by the dominant resource in the system. Lastly, the impacts of pumped-storage resources, generation ramp rates, and system minimum generation level requirements on the value of improved wind power forecasting were also analyzed.« less

  15. The value of improved wind power forecasting: Grid flexibility quantification, ramp capability analysis, and impacts of electricity market operation timescales

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    Wang, Qin; Wu, Hongyu; Florita, Anthony R.; Brancucci Martinez-Anido, Carlo; Hodge, Bri-Mathias

    2016-11-11

    The value of improving wind power forecasting accuracy at different electricity market operation timescales was analyzed by simulating the IEEE 118-bus test system as modified to emulate the generation mixes of the Midcontinent, California, and New England independent system operator balancing authority areas. The wind power forecasting improvement methodology and error analysis for the data set were elaborated. Production cost simulation was conducted on the three emulated systems with a total of 480 scenarios, considering the impacts of different generation technologies, wind penetration levels, and wind power forecasting improvement timescales. The static operational flexibility of the three systems was compared through the diversity of generation mix, the percentage of must-run baseload generators, as well as the available ramp rate and the minimum generation levels. The dynamic operational flexibility was evaluated by the real-time upward and downward ramp capacity. Simulation results show that the generation resource mix plays a crucial role in evaluating the value of improved wind power forecasting at different timescales. In addition, the changes in annual operational electricity generation costs were mostly influenced by the dominant resource in the system. Lastly, the impacts of pumped-storage resources, generation ramp rates, and system minimum generation level requirements on the value of improved wind power forecasting were also analyzed.

  16. 76 FR 58077 - Seventy-Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    2011-09-19

    ... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal... Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment...: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems...

  17. 48 CFR 970.3605-2 - Special construction clause for operating contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Construction and... operating contracts when the contractor will not perform covered work with its own forces but may...

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

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    Zhou, Wen-Yong; Song, Ze-Qian

    The competitiveness of Supply Chain (SC) correlates intimately with its knowledge operation (KO). In order to realize better assessment value, this paper constructed an evaluation framework on knowledge operation of SC and a detailed index system. According to theory of ecology, expounded the evaluation orientation and future research direction from view of comprehensiveness and adaptability. Additionally, a case about Toyota recall-gate was analyzed. Through research, it provides two dimensions of results evaluating orientation which may help enterprise make right decision upon SC.

  19. Marine Special Operations Helicopter Unit: Viability in the Joint Force of 2020

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    2012-04-18

    Operations Squadron (SOS). Known as the “ Pony Express,” they operated the CH-3 in various 4 “unconventional warfare” 10 missions. However...Hornets,” continued through the Vietnam War operating the newer UH-1F/P model, some of which were flown in the “ Pony Express,” previous to the

  20. 78 FR 21159 - Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the...

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    2013-04-09

    ... Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of the Information... Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked... on Dipping and Coating Operations (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)) requires employers to post a...

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

    PubMed

    Calvano, Christopher J; Enzenauer, Robert W; Wenkel, Jack W; Henke, Jessica L; Rohrbough, Christiana K; Miller, Stephanie L; Howerton, Paul H; Schreffler, James P

    2014-01-01

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

  2. Operations GUNNERSIDE and GROUSE - Special Operations During World War II Against the German Controlled Heavy Water Plant in Norway

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-04-07

    of Military Studies Research Paper September 2009 - April 201 0 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER bperations GUNI\\i’ERSIDE and GROUSE ... Grouse and Gunnerside achieved an outcome of strategic importance when they destroyed the heavy water production at Rjukan in February 1943. The...Street Marine Corps Combat Development Command Quantico, Virginia 22134-5068 MASTER OF MILITARY STUDIES TITLE: Operations GUNNERS IDE and GROUSE

  3. 7 CFR 3560.454 - Special servicing actions related to housing operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... The reduced rent is called a Special Note Rent (SNR) and, as noted in § 3560.210, approval of an SNR may affect approvals of loan proposals submitted to the Agency for the market area where the SNR is in effect. (1) An SNR rent may only be requested as a part of a proposed workout agreement and must...

  4. 7 CFR 3560.454 - Special servicing actions related to housing operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... The reduced rent is called a Special Note Rent (SNR) and, as noted in § 3560.210, approval of an SNR may affect approvals of loan proposals submitted to the Agency for the market area where the SNR is in effect. (1) An SNR rent may only be requested as a part of a proposed workout agreement and must...

  5. 7 CFR 3560.454 - Special servicing actions related to housing operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    .... The reduced rent is called a Special Note Rent (SNR) and, as noted in § 3560.210, approval of an SNR may affect approvals of loan proposals submitted to the Agency for the market area where the SNR is in effect. (1) An SNR rent may only be requested as a part of a proposed workout agreement and must...

  6. 7 CFR 3560.454 - Special servicing actions related to housing operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    .... The reduced rent is called a Special Note Rent (SNR) and, as noted in § 3560.210, approval of an SNR may affect approvals of loan proposals submitted to the Agency for the market area where the SNR is in effect. (1) An SNR rent may only be requested as a part of a proposed workout agreement and must...

  7. 7 CFR 3560.454 - Special servicing actions related to housing operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    .... The reduced rent is called a Special Note Rent (SNR) and, as noted in § 3560.210, approval of an SNR may affect approvals of loan proposals submitted to the Agency for the market area where the SNR is in effect. (1) An SNR rent may only be requested as a part of a proposed workout agreement and must...

  8. 14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., GA (The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Washington... prohibited. The Special VFR weather minimums of § 91.157 do not apply to the following airports: Atlanta, GA... following airports. Atlanta, GA (The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) Boston,...

  9. 14 CFR Appendix D to Part 91 - Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... following list. Atlanta, GA (The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) Baltimore, MD... prohibited. The Special VFR weather minimums of § 91.157 do not apply to the following airports: Atlanta, GA... following airports. Atlanta, GA (The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) Boston,...

  10. The Future of U.S. Landpower: Special Operations Versatility, Marine Corps Utility

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-01

    Laura B. Shrestha and Elayne J. Heisler, The Changing Democratic Profile of the United States, RL32701 (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service...Defense Technology Inter- national, January 2012, 73. 56 Kate Brannen, “U.S. Army Special Opera- tions Force Not Expected to Grow Beyond 2017,” Defense

  11. The Olive Branch and the Spear: Merging Diplomatic Actions and Special Operations in Conflict Prevention

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-13

    emblematic SOF trademark (mostly U.S. Army Special Forces). The thorny question of unity of command is suggested, but not in great details. Stringer would...gained by the JFKSWCS, and the diversity of its training infrastructures , make it the ideal platform for boosting the training process between SOF and

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

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    Mayer, Jean

    1989-01-01

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

  13. Design of a Versatile, Teleoperable, Towable Lifting Machine with Robotic Capabilities for Use in Nasa's Lunar Base Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Harris, Elizabeth; Ogle, James; Schoppe, Dean

    1989-01-01

    The lifting machine will assist in lifting cargo off of landers sent to the Moon and in the construction of a lunar base. Three possible designs were considered for the overall configuration of the lifting machine: the variable angle crane, the tower crane, and the gantry crane. Alternate designs were developed for the major components of the lifting machine. A teleoperable, variable angle crane was chosen as its final design. The design consists of a telescoping boom mounted to a chassis that is supported by two conical wheels for towing and four outriggers for stability. Attached to the end of the boom is a seven degree of freedom robot arm for light, dexterous, lifting operations. A cable and hook suspends from the end of the boom for heavy, gross, lifting operations. Approximate structural sizes were determined for the lifter and its components. However, further analysis is needed to determine the optimum design dimensions. The design team also constructed a model of the design which demonstrates its features and operating principals.

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

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

    1996-01-01

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

  15. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Language Resources And Self-Study

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-11-12

    or are portable (e.g., MP3s , DVDs, etc.) might benefit SOF operators on deployment. For instance, most SOF operators reported SOF Language and...to more multimedia files (e.g., television programs, foreign films, CDs, MP3s ).  “television/cable programs in the target language” Funding o...operators listed the following language resources: 4 day familiarization Arabic TV stations Audio books Audio MP3 BIMLC Capret’s French in Action

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

    PubMed

    Scherer, Matthew

    2009-05-01

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

  17. Civil Military Engagements Program: A Special Operations Solution to Threats Derived from Undergoverned Areas

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-12

    educated force that has a deep understanding of cultures and foreign language , proficiency in small-unit tactics, and the ability to build and...operate within the population—specifically, to address sociocultural factors by understanding the culture of the population. Army operations must consider

  18. The Development of the Hungarian Special Operations Forces Between 2003 and 2009

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-03-01

    diving , survival exercises and other military activities to which they will be exposed. It is worthwhile to do this; therefore, it is important to place...to become long-range reconnaissance operators, paratroopers and scuba -divers who solely carried out direct actions are still in use for SF operators

  19. The Use of Special Operations Forces in Support of American Strategic Security Strategies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-01-01

    efforts. Throughout the final decades of the 20th century, Colombia was a hotbed for drugs and violence punctuated by the operations of Pablo Emilio... Escobar , the drug lord in charge of the infamous Medellín Cartel. Following limited success in counter-narcotic operations during the early 1990s

  20. Special Operations Forces Language And Culture Needs Assessment: Leader Perspectives On Language Resources

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-10-20

    language aids, such as Rosetta Stone , RapidRote, and other aids.  “CD copies of rosetta stone .”  “ Rosetta Stone online for everyone.”  “It would be...occupy the majority of the operators time. Language is not a priority, although language is clearly the corner stone of operations.” SOF Leader

  1. 14 CFR 93.177 - Operations in the Special Air Traffic Rule Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., that person establishes radio contact with the Luke RAPCON; and (2) That person maintains two-way radio communication with the Luke RAPCON or an appropriate ATC facility while within the designated area. (b) Requests... operational radio. The request must be submitted at least 24 hours before the proposed operation to...

  2. Vocational Agriculture Training Program: Safe Tractor and Farm Machinery Operation. Special Paper No. 8. Second Revision.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bobbitt, Frank; Doss, Howard

    The publication was prepared for the United States Office of Education for use by teachers who direct agricultural training programs in safe tractor operation and safe farm machinery operation that comply with the United States Department of Labor regulations on hazardous occupations in agriculture. Upon successful completion of these training…

  3. Operating Modes and Cooling Capabilities of the Flight ADR for the SXS Instrument on Astro-H

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    Shirron, Peter; Kimball, Mark; DiPirro, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The microcalorimeter array on the Soft X-ray Spectrometer instrument on Astro-H requires cooling to 50 mK, which will be accomplished by a 3-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR). The ADR is surrounded by a cryogenic system consisting of a superfluid helium tank, a 4.5 K Joule-Thomson (JT) cryocooler, and additional 2-stage Stirling cryocoolers that pre-cool the JT cooler and radiation shields within the cryostat. The unique ADR design allows the instrument to meet all of its science requirements using either the stored cryogen or the JT cryocooler as its heat sink, giving the instrument an unusual degree of tolerance for component failures or degradation in the cryogenic system. The flight detector assembly, ADR and dewar were integrated in early 2014, and have since been extensively characterized and calibrated. At present, the four instruments are being integrated with the spacecraft in preparation for an early 2016 launch. This presentation summarizes the operation and performance of the ADR in all of its operating modes.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2006-03-10

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

  5. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 8, Edition 3, Summer 2008

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    local children in need. Our forces in Afghanistan have taken full advantage of the female treatment teams, as they continue to be in high demand...industry (e.g., off-shore, chemical plants, large buildings). Specialized skills might include suturing of simple wounds, treatment of eye injuries...inde- pendent practitioner with additional basic general medicine skills (e.g., simple diagnosis and treatment , suturing, ab- scess I&D)— essentially

  6. Attacking the Lion: A Study of Cohesion in Naval Special Warfare Operational Units

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    study is that it simply assumes that the SF units have higher levels of cohesion. 41 Steven C. Funk...71 Louis M. McCray and Steven K. Renly, ―Naval Special Warfare 21: An Analysis of Organizational Change in...described in a previous study on the topic of NSW-21 conducted by Louis McCray and Steven Renly at the Naval Postgraduate School, under what was called

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-01-01

    Special Forces Group (Airborne) is committed to continually test and monitor for endem- ic and/or emerging diseases within its area of opera- tions (AO...found to be clinically sick. Of these seven, two died and three were euthanized for humanitarian purposes. The remain- ing two were tested for...fatal viral disease, in their MWHs. This article describes the veterinary disease surveillance study, results of the tests conducted, and what impact

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

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    2007-12-01

    to offer. An example of TAIR teams could be Military Police, Special Forces, or Culinary Arts teams (USAREC Manuel 3-01, November 2006, p. 2-2...freshmen, sophomores and juniors, seniors, and by gender . For example, it would be pointless to send an Officer Candidate School (OCS) email to...Below are a few recommendations for list segmentation: a. Segmenting a college list by zip code, gender , grade, major (if provided), and any

  9. Introducing an operational method to forecast long-term regional drought based on the application of artificial intelligence capabilities

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    Kousari, Mohammad Reza; Hosseini, Mitra Esmaeilzadeh; Ahani, Hossein; Hakimelahi, Hemila

    2017-01-01

    An effective forecast of the drought definitely gives lots of advantages in regard to the management of water resources being used in agriculture, industry, and households consumption. To introduce such a model applying simple data inputs, in this study a regional drought forecast method on the basis of artificial intelligence capabilities (artificial neural networks) and Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI in 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 monthly series) has been presented in Fars Province of Iran. The precipitation data of 41 rain gauge stations were applied for computing SPI values. Besides, weather signals including Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), NINO1+2, anomaly NINO1+2, NINO3, anomaly NINO3, NINO4, anomaly NINO4, NINO3.4, and anomaly NINO3.4 were also used as the predictor variables for SPI time series forecast the next 12 months. Frequent testing and validating steps were considered to obtain the best artificial neural networks (ANNs) models. The forecasted values were mapped in verification sector then they were compared with the observed maps at the same dates. Results showed considerable spatial and temporal relationships even among the maps of different SPI time series. Also, the first 6 months forecasted maps showed an average of 73 % agreements with the observed ones. The most important finding and the strong point of this study was the fact that although drought forecast in each station and time series was completely independent, the relationships between spatial and temporal predictions remained. This strong point mainly referred to frequent testing and validating steps in order to explore the best drought forecast models from plenty of produced ANNs models. Finally, wherever the precipitation data are available, the practical application of the presented method is possible.

  10. IAC - INTEGRATED ANALYSIS CAPABILITY

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    Frisch, H. P.

    1994-01-01

    The objective of the Integrated Analysis Capability (IAC) system is to provide a highly effective, interactive analysis tool for the integrated design of large structures. With the goal of supporting the unique needs of engineering analysis groups concerned with interdisciplinary problems, IAC was developed to interface programs from the fields of structures, thermodynamics, controls, and system dynamics with an executive system and database to yield a highly efficient multi-disciplinary system. Special attention is given to user requirements such as data handling and on-line assistance with operational features, and the ability to add new modules of the user's choice at a future date. IAC contains an executive system, a data base, general utilities, interfaces to various engineering programs, and a framework for building interfaces to other programs. IAC has shown itself to be effective in automatic data transfer among analysis programs. IAC 2.5, designed to be compatible as far as possible with Level 1.5, contains a major upgrade in executive and database management system capabilities, and includes interfaces to enable thermal, structures, optics, and control interaction dynamics analysis. The IAC system architecture is modular in design. 1) The executive module contains an input command processor, an extensive data management system, and driver code to execute the application modules. 2) Technical modules provide standalone computational capability as well as support for various solution paths or coupled analyses. 3) Graphics and model generation interfaces are supplied for building and viewing models. Advanced graphics capabilities are provided within particular analysis modules such as INCA and NASTRAN. 4) Interface modules provide for the required data flow between IAC and other modules. 5) User modules can be arbitrary executable programs or JCL procedures with no pre-defined relationship to IAC. 6) Special purpose modules are included, such as MIMIC (Model

  11. Special features of deformation and disruption of nickel alloys under conditions simulating operating regimes

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    Kleshchev, A. S.; Vlasova, O. N.; Lyakhova, L. V.

    1995-11-01

    Turbine, compressor, and rotor disks are critical elements of an aircraft engine. The repeated heating and cooling to which the disks are subjected during operation cause an accumulation of plastic deformation and development of fatigue rupture. Therefore, it is important to know in what way the nickel alloys lose strength and fail in the process of long-term operation at high temperatures. The aim of the present work is to investigate the effect of various structural parameters on the processes of deformation and rupture of high-temperature nickel alloys used for disks of gas-turbine engines under conditions close to the operating ones.

  12. A Description of the Development, Capabilities, and Operational Status of the Test SLATE Data Acquisition System at the National Transonic Facility

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    Cramer, Christopher J.; Wright, James D.; Simmons, Scott A.; Bobbitt, Lynn E.; DeMoss, Joshua A.

    2015-01-01

    The paper will present a brief background of the previous data acquisition system at the National Transonic Facility (NTF) and the reasoning and goals behind the upgrade to the current Test SLATE (Test Software Laboratory and Automated Testing Environments) data acquisition system. The components, performance characteristics, and layout of the Test SLATE system within the NTF control room will be discussed. The development, testing, and integration of Test SLATE within NTF operations will be detailed. The operational capabilities of the system will be outlined including: test setup, instrumentation calibration, automatic test sequencer setup, data recording, communication between data and facility control systems, real time display monitoring, and data reduction. The current operational status of the Test SLATE system and its performance during recent NTF testing will be highlighted including high-speed, frame-by-frame data acquisition with conditional sampling post-processing applied. The paper concludes with current development work on the system including the capability for real-time conditional sampling during data acquisition and further efficiency enhancements to the wind tunnel testing process.

  13. 75 FR 20671 - Seventieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment meeting. SUMMARY...: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems...

  14. 75 FR 52590 - Seventy-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for...

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    ... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal... Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment meeting. SUMMARY...: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems...

  15. 36 CFR 251.124 - Preferred operator competitive special use authorization procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... entrepreneurship, nonprofit entity, or other form of organization shall be considered valid only when the... entrepreneurship, nonprofit entity, or other form of organization. (f) A qualified preferred operator shall...

  16. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-3 - Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... operating contractor should be classified as direct or indirect (overhead or G&A) charges to the contract... appropriate for laboratories (science/technology and support) is rated at less than the target level...

  17. Special Report: U.S. Police in Peace and Stability Operations

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    2007-08-01

    Recommendation 11 about the RepoRt This report explains why the United States should carry through current plans to create a federal-level police reserve...do not perform this function. • Fortunately the U.S. government is taking steps to address this deficiency. Current State Department plans call for...operations as a core mission of the U.S. military, of equal importance with the conduct of combat operations. The directive noted that proper planning and

  18. Command and Control of Special Operations Aviation: Time for a Change

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    2011-01-24

    coordination or aircraft deconfliction as a significant issue. The actions of TF Ranger during Operation GOTHIC SERPENT in Somalia is the final...examples. However, a significant difference between the previous two operations listed and GOTHIC SERPENT was the time sensitive and dynamic nature of... GOTHIC SERPENT proved essential for prosecuting time sensitive targets (TSTs). A command relationship of ARSOA as a subordinate element in the JSOTF also

  19. A Methodology to Assess the Capability of Engine Designs to Meet Closed-loop Performance and Operability Requirements

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    Zinnecker, Alicia M.; Csank, Jeffrey T.

    2015-01-01

    Designing a closed-loop controller for an engine requires balancing trade-offs between performance and operability of the system. One such trade-off is the relationship between the 95% response time and minimum high-pressure compressor (HPC) surge margin (SM) attained during acceleration from idle to takeoff power. Assuming a controller has been designed to meet some specification on response time and minimum HPC SM for a mid-life (nominal) engine, there is no guarantee that these limits will not be violated as the engine ages, particularly as it reaches the end of its life. A characterization for the uncertainty in this closed-loop system due to aging is proposed that defines elliptical boundaries to estimate worst-case performance levels for a given control design point. The results of this characterization can be used to identify limiting design points that bound the possible con- troller designs yielding transient results that do not exceed specified limits in response time or minimum HPC SM. This characterization involves performing Monte Carlo simulation of the closed-loop system with controller constructed for a set of trial design points and developing curve fits to describe the size and orientation of each ellipse; a binary search procedure is then employed that uses these fits to identify the limiting design point. The method is demonstrated through application to a generic turbofan engine model in closed- loop with a simplified controller; it is found that the limit for which each controller was designed was exceeded by less than 4.76%. Extension of the characterization to another trade-off, that between the maximum high-pressure turbine (HPT) entrance temperature and minimum HPC SM, showed even better results: the maximum HPT temperature was estimated within 0.76%. Because of the accuracy in this estimation, this suggests another limit that may be taken into consideration during design and analysis. It also demonstrates the extension of the

  20. A Methodology to Assess the Capability of Engine Designs to Meet Closed-Loop Performance and Operability Requirements

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zinnecker, Alicia M.; Csank, Jeffrey

    2015-01-01

    Designing a closed-loop controller for an engine requires balancing trade-offs between performance and operability of the system. One such trade-off is the relationship between the 95 percent response time and minimum high-pressure compressor (HPC) surge margin (SM) attained during acceleration from idle to takeoff power. Assuming a controller has been designed to meet some specification on response time and minimum HPC SM for a mid-life (nominal) engine, there is no guarantee that these limits will not be violated as the engine ages, particularly as it reaches the end of its life. A characterization for the uncertainty in this closed-loop system due to aging is proposed that defines elliptical boundaries to estimate worst-case performance levels for a given control design point. The results of this characterization can be used to identify limiting design points that bound the possible controller designs yielding transient results that do not exceed specified limits in response time or minimum HPC SM. This characterization involves performing Monte Carlo simulation of the closed-loop system with controller constructed for a set of trial design points and developing curve fits to describe the size and orientation of each ellipse; a binary search procedure is then employed that uses these fits to identify the limiting design point. The method is demonstrated through application to a generic turbofan engine model in closed-loop with a simplified controller; it is found that the limit for which each controller was designed was exceeded by less than 4.76 percent. Extension of the characterization to another trade-off, that between the maximum high-pressure turbine (HPT) entrance temperature and minimum HPC SM, showed even better results: the maximum HPT temperature was estimated within 0.76 percent. Because of the accuracy in this estimation, this suggests another limit that may be taken into consideration during design and analysis. It also demonstrates the extension

  1. Required Operational Capability for the Product Improvement of the LVT7A1 Family of Vehicles and the Development of an LVTE7A1 Variant

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-08-22

    capable of permitting welding and cutting operations on the various types and sizes of metals used in the, AAV family. An oxy - acetylene welding ...oxygen/ acetylene cutting torch, its tanks, and ancillary equipment as well as a metallic inert gas (MIG) welding unit. m. The LVTE7A1 will...96604-8801 * (1) CG, 4th MAB, FPO New York, NY 09502-8504 * (1) CG, MCAGCC, 29 Palms, CA 92278-5001 (1) CG, MCLB, Albany, GA 31704-5001 (1) CO, MAWTS-1

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

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    Spinler, Anthony B.

    1999-01-01

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

  3. Development of medical engagement training toolkits to support special operations military assistance programs in austere environments.

    PubMed

    Boedeker, Ben H; Boedeker, David; Tate, Charmaine

    2012-01-01

    The Medical Seminar (MEDSEM) is a medical operation that shares culturally appropriate medical information with a defined indigenous population based upon a "train the trainer" concept. This work describes the development of a hand washing training toolkit designed to support a MEDSEM action in Afghanistan.

  4. Strategy for the Long Haul. Special Operations Forces: Future Challenges and Opportunities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-01-01

    snatch and grab” operations such as rescuing and extracting imprisoned political opposition leaders. These are all “ bread and butter” SOF tasks...future security environment. Acknowledgments I would like to express my appreciation for the work of Chris Dough - erty who made numerous substantive

  5. 76 FR 44803 - Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation...

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    2011-07-27

    ... Theodore, AL Security Zone (Part 165)... 7/22/2010 USCG-2010-0697 Panama City, FL Security Zone (Part 165)... 8/14/2010 USCG-2010-0698 Panama City, FL Security Zone (Part 165)... 8/14/2010 USCG-2010-0699...-2010-0729 Blynman Canal, MA Drawbridge Operations 8/8/2010 Regulation (Part 117). USCG-2010-0734...

  6. The Cinderella Front: Allied Special Air Operations in Yugoslavia during World War II

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1997-03-01

    support were also used to aid LFA ground forces in their efforts to establish Allied supply ports along the coast from Split to Zadar . Operations...Mostar. Tito replied that he had sufficient artillery in the area but hinted only that they could be deployed north of Zadar , far from the Partisans

  7. Preventing War: Special Operations Engagement in Support of Security Sector Reform

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-04

    cities near water sources and some tribal nomadic groups that travel throughout the Trans Sahel and Sahara . These nomads travel freely throughout the...initiatives, like: “Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI), Trans- Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP), African Contingency Operations and Training Assistance

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

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    2010-01-01

    .... (a) No certificate holder may conduct an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... approved in accordance with appendix G to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... Inertial Navigation Systems, and the training programs, maintenance programs, relevant operations...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... (a) No certificate holder may conduct an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... approved in accordance with appendix G to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... Inertial Navigation Systems, and the training programs, maintenance programs, relevant operations...

  10. 14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    .... (a) No certificate holder may conduct an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... approved in accordance with appendix G to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... Inertial Navigation Systems, and the training programs, maintenance programs, relevant operations...

  11. 14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... (a) No certificate holder may conduct an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... approved in accordance with appendix G to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... Inertial Navigation Systems, and the training programs, maintenance programs, relevant operations...

  12. 14 CFR 121.355 - Equipment for operations on which specialized means of navigation are used.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    .... (a) No certificate holder may conduct an operation— (1) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... approved in accordance with appendix G to this part; or (2) Using Doppler Radar or an Inertial Navigation... Inertial Navigation Systems, and the training programs, maintenance programs, relevant operations...

  13. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Cultural Awarenes and Knowledge Training

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-11-01

    KNOWLEDGE TRAINING 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER USZA22-02-D-0015 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR (S) 5d. PROJECT...required language training, SOF operators often deploy outside of their area of responsibility (AOR) where they have neither language skills nor...COMMENT CODE DEFINITONS ........................................................................... 41 APPENDIX F: OPEN-ENDED COMMENT FREQUENCY TABLES

  14. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Needs Assessment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-02-22

    Descriptors for Competence in Intercultural Communication . 15. SUBJECT TERMS AFSOC, SOF, operators, needs assessment, language, regional expertise...geopolitical, social , environmental, and economic issues in the country/region of assignment. They also offer the Intercultural Competencies for SOF...Group (RACCA WG)  ILR Skill Level Descriptors for Competence in Intercultural Communication 14 SWA Briefing #2013011201 ILR Skill Level

  15. Comfortable with Chaos: Operational Design in the Naval Special Warfare Planning Process

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    2011-05-08

    battled with Colombian forces for legitimacy. First, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or F ARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of...17 Vignette: Colombia 2002-2006...more suitable metric for measuring the transformation of the system to better conditions. Colombia - Operational design at Work In 2002, when

  16. Transit satellite system timing capabilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Finsod, T. D.

    1978-01-01

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

  17. CBR operations in cold weather: A bibliography. Volume 1. Special publication, September 1988-July619 89

    SciTech Connect

    Carlon, H.R.; Birenzvige, A.; D'Eramo, P.A.; Parker, L.V.

    1989-11-01

    Complex military operations can be severely hampered in cold weather. An extensive search of the literature has been completed, from which more than 60 reports and references have been selected for the comprehensive bibliography that is presented here in two volumes. Volume 1 includes only unclassified entries for convenient desktop reference, whereas, Volume 2 includes citations at the restricted, confidential, and secret levels. Both Volumes are cross-indexed by several schemes, including title, subject, author, and year. Abstracts for all references are provided, where available. This report is intended to provide an up-to-date guide to CBR operations in cold weather and to offer users the most authoritative information available concerning this topic.

  18. Detachment 101 in the CBI: An Unconventional Warfare Paradigm for Contemporary Special Operations

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    2010-05-13

    Before its creation, each branch of service ran its own intelligence operations. Bartholomew -Feis explains how this complicated relationship affected...fulfill this position in the Hoover Administration. He was not appointed, which was a severe disappointment to Donovan. 18 Dixee R. Bartholomew -Feis...Theater, than the interests of China.31 Diplomatically this bond between contributing members was important, but what is not addressed here is the

  19. IO Sphere: The Professional Journal of Joint Information Operations. Special Edition 2008

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    2008-01-01

    The major players built the new picture of the world through traditional media enviroments: movies in earlier times, and TV now. Ukraine, with...collaboration among larger communities of cyber Porn versus Terror Years ago, authorities noticed that child pornography websites, though often...opinion. It also turned out that Israel suffered from critical information leaks. Anyone could easily find movies , pictures, and operational charts

  20. An Uncertain Relationship: Special Operations and Clausewitz’s on War

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-04

    Conclusion Bibliography 11 lll 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 18 20 22 23 24 27 5 Shakespeare offers only an incomplete truth in noting, "[t...execution 1 William Shakespeare , "Coriolanus," V, iii, 141. 6 of speciai operations, and reveals that contemporary models for synchronizing the role of...Those overawed by the uncertainty Shakespeare ascribes to war might "profess . ourselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies. of every wind that

  1. The Advanced Security Operations Corporation Special Weapons and Tactics Initiative: A Business Plan

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2004-12-01

    invests in substantial SWAT operational assets. Based upon the SWOT analysis , there is an excellent fit between the emerging private SWAT market and all...It conducts a SWOT analysis and a cost- effectiveness analysis to look closely at what ASOC can offer and what it should concern itself with...broad. An analysis of the internal strengths and weaknesses of ASOC compared to the industry’s opportunities and threats is called a SWOT analysis

  2. Force of Choice: Optimizing Theater Special Operations Commands to Achieve Synchronized Effects

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-12-01

    AO/AOR Area of Operations/ Area of Responsibility AQIM Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb BILAT Bilateral Exchange Training BPC Build Partner...partners is made more difficult.110 For example, in many cases, multiple JCET’s over a period of time are used for build partner capacity ( BPC ...Since by law the JCET’s must result in U.S. SOF gaining the most training value, the BPC activities are a residual result of the JCET.111 Admittedly

  3. To Serve the Nation: U.S. Special Operations Forces in an Era of Persistent Conflict

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    2010-06-01

    partner capacity ( BPC ).39 Also “psychological operations” is defined and listed separately from “information operations,” which is somewhat redundant...addressed. 39. Reform of U.S. security sector assistance is needed in order for SOF to achieve maximum effectiveness in conducting BPC activities. In...security assistance-related authorities and processes in light of SOF’s competencies in BPC . David S. Maxwell, telephone interview with author (12 May

  4. Interdependence between Army Conventional Forces and Special Operations Forces: Changing Institutional Mental Models

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    2013-03-23

    and joint activities between U.S. Army CF and SOF, a lack of interdependence dilutes outcomes of theatre security campaign plans. If the forcing...organizational learning, then the risk to successful theatre security cooperation increases due to a waning shared understanding between CF and SOF. 1...operational environment. Every geographic combatant command, or GCC, designs theatre security campaign plans, setting the stage for consistent CF

  5. Accomplishing American Strategic Goals in the Middle East through Persistent Special Operations

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    2011-06-01

    Indonesia in the early 1970s and spread throughout Malaysia , the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, as well as Australia and Pakistan. 77 JI founders...through Southeast Asia and Afghanistan. Fleeing imprisonment by the Indonesian government, Ba‘asyir and Sungkar travelled to Malaysia in 1985; they...disrepair, and that the AFP lacked adequate security and basic infantry skills, and some operational failures were the result of corruption in AFP ranks

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

    SciTech Connect

    Hayward, M.L.

    1990-12-01

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

  7. U.S. Joint Special Operations Forces: Two Few, Overworked, Young, Homogenous & Macho to Fulfill the Unconventional Demands of the Long War?

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    2008-05-28

    OVERWORKED, YOUNG, HOMOGENOUS, & MACHO TO FULFILL THE UNCONVENTIONAL DEMANDS OF THE LONG WAR? SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR...U.S. Joint Special Operations Forces: Two Few, Overworked, Young, Homogenous & Macho to Fulfill the Unconventional Demands of the Long War? 5a...Executive Summary Title: U.S. Joint Special Operations Forces: Too Few, Overworked, Young, Homogenous, & Macho to Fulfill the Unconventional

  8. Design of specially adapted reactive coordinates to economically compute potential and kinetic energy operators including geometry relaxation

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    Thallmair, Sebastian; Roos, Matthias K.; de Vivie-Riedle, Regina

    2016-06-01

    Quantum dynamics simulations require prior knowledge of the potential energy surface as well as the kinetic energy operator. Typically, they are evaluated in a low-dimensional subspace of the full configuration space of the molecule as its dimensionality increases proportional to the number of atoms. This entails the challenge to find the most suitable subspace. We present an approach to design specially adapted reactive coordinates spanning this subspace. In addition to the essential geometric changes, these coordinates take into account the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates without the necessity of performing geometry optimizations at each grid point. The method is demonstrated for an ultrafast photoinduced bond cleavage in a commonly used organic precursor for the generation of electrophiles. The potential energy surfaces for the reaction as well as the Wilson G-matrix as part of the kinetic energy operator are shown for a complex chemical reaction, both including the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates on equal footing. A microscopic interpretation of the shape of the G-matrix elements allows to analyze the impact of the non-reactive coordinates on the kinetic energy operator. Additionally, we compare quantum dynamics simulations with and without the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates included in the kinetic energy operator to demonstrate its influence.

  9. Design of specially adapted reactive coordinates to economically compute potential and kinetic energy operators including geometry relaxation.

    PubMed

    Thallmair, Sebastian; Roos, Matthias K; de Vivie-Riedle, Regina

    2016-06-21

    Quantum dynamics simulations require prior knowledge of the potential energy surface as well as the kinetic energy operator. Typically, they are evaluated in a low-dimensional subspace of the full configuration space of the molecule as its dimensionality increases proportional to the number of atoms. This entails the challenge to find the most suitable subspace. We present an approach to design specially adapted reactive coordinates spanning this subspace. In addition to the essential geometric changes, these coordinates take into account the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates without the necessity of performing geometry optimizations at each grid point. The method is demonstrated for an ultrafast photoinduced bond cleavage in a commonly used organic precursor for the generation of electrophiles. The potential energy surfaces for the reaction as well as the Wilson G-matrix as part of the kinetic energy operator are shown for a complex chemical reaction, both including the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates on equal footing. A microscopic interpretation of the shape of the G-matrix elements allows to analyze the impact of the non-reactive coordinates on the kinetic energy operator. Additionally, we compare quantum dynamics simulations with and without the relaxation of the non-reactive coordinates included in the kinetic energy operator to demonstrate its influence.

  10. We Will Find A Way: Understanding the Legacy of Canadian Special Operations Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-02-01

    Operations Forces Command and held the position until August 2009, when he was appointed chief of staff of the Land Force Doc- trine and Training...Diluted among the battalions in 4 and 6 Brigades during the ill-fated Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942, the original Viking Force commandos were never...leather tough Canadians” and “tough, scrappy and self-reliant.”41 Beach Commando “W” was disbanded at the end of August 1944. Figure 2. Members of

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

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

  12. Criteria for the operation of federally-owned secondary calibration laboratories (ionizing radiation). Special pub. (Final)

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    Eisenhower, E.H.

    1991-08-01

    The document contains standards of performance for laboratories that calibrate instrumentation used to measure ionizing radiation. Such standards are useful for the development of a secondary level of calibration laboratories that can provide a high-quality link between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and those who make routine measurements at the field level. The standards may also be used as criteria on which a decision is based regarding accreditation of a particular laboratory. They were developed by representatives of federally-owned laboratories that perform calibrations of the type addressed by the document. The first major part contains general criteria that must be satisfied by all laboratories seeking accreditation. It includes requirements relating to management and staff, physical aspects of the laboratory, calibrations facilities and equipment, operational procedures, accuracy and quality assurance, and records and reports. Five subsequent major parts establish criteria for calibration of survey instruments, irradiation of personnel dosimeters, calibration of sources, calibration of instruments for diagnostic levels, and calibration of reference-class instruments. The types of radiation covered include gamma rays, x rays, beta particles, neutrons, and alpha particles. An appendix describes the proficiency tests administered by NIST to secondary laboratories as a prerequisite for their accreditation.

  13. Special considerations on operating a fuel cell power plant using natural gas with marginal heating value

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    Moses, L. Ng; Chien-Liang Lin; Ya-Tang Cheng

    1996-12-31

    In realizing new power generation technologies in Taiwan, a phosphoric acid fuel cell power plant (model PC2513, ONSI Corporation) has been installed in the premises of the Power Research Institute of the Taiwan Power Company in Taipei County of Taiwan. The pipeline gas supplying to the site of this power plant has a high percentage of carbon dioxide and thus a slightly lower heating value than that specified by the manufacturer. Because of the lowering of heating value of input gas, the highest Output power from the power plant is understandably less than the rated power of 200 kW designed. Further, the transient response of the power plant as interrupted from the Grid is also affected. Since this gas is also the pipeline gas supplying to the heavily populated Taipei Municipal area, it is conceivable that the success of the operations of fuel cells using this fuel is of vital importance to the promotion of the use of this power generation technology in Taiwan. Hence, experiments were set up to assess the feasibility of this fuel cell power plant using the existing pipeline gas in this part of Taiwan where fuel cells would most likely find useful.

  14. Maintain Stability Operations Capability During Military Operations

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    2013-03-01

    hegemony. Rising states, primarily identified as the BRIC countries, (Brazil, Russia, India and China), but potentially including South Africa, Korea...occurred in cooperation and integration between departments and agency due to Secretary-level cooperation. Particularly innovative was then-Secretary...Without innovative solutions, current programming and training strategies will be hard-pressed to eliminate “preparation-execution” training gaps or

  15. The Effect of Different Operations Modes on Science Capabilities During the 2010 Desert-RATS Test: Insights from the Geologist Crewmembers

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Sato, Kevin Y.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Performance Characterization of a Novel Plasma Thruster to Provide a Revolutionary Operationally Responsive Space Capability with Micro- and Nano-Satellites

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    2011-03-24

    RESPONSIVE SPACE CAPABILITY WITH MICRO - AND NANO -SATELLITES THESIS Presented to the Faculty Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate...CAPABILITY WITH MICRO - AND NANO -SATELLITES I. Introduction The extraordinary cost associated with placing space vehicles into orbit (~12,000...Capability with Micro - and Nano -Satellites 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) de La Harpe

  19. KSC Technical Capabilities Website

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    Nufer, Brian; Bursian, Henry; Brown, Laurette L.

    2010-01-01

    This document is the website pages that review the technical capabilities that the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has for partnership opportunities. The purpose of this information is to make prospective customers aware of the capabilities and provide an opportunity to form relationships with the experts at KSC. The technical capabilities fall into these areas: (1) Ground Operations and Processing Services, (2) Design and Analysis Solutions, (3) Command and Control Systems / Services, (4) Materials and Processes, (5) Research and Technology Development and (6) Laboratories, Shops and Test Facilities.

  20. Single-Leg Balance Impairments Persist in Fully Operational Military Special Forces Operators With a Previous History of Low Back Pain

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    Sell, Timothy C.; Clark, Nicholas C.; Wood, Dallas; Abt, John P.; Lovalekar, Mita; Lephart, Scott M.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Single-leg balance (SLB) can be chronically impaired after low back pain (LBP). Impaired SLB is a risk factor for recurrent LBP and lower extremity injury. In the United States military, the special forces operator (SFO) deploys on high-risk missions under extreme conditions, and impaired SLB can potentially threaten SFO safety and mission success. Purpose: To compare SLB in fully operational SFOs with and without a history of LBP. The hypothesis was that SLB deficits would be present in SFOs with a history of LBP. Study Design: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: A total of 226 SFOs were included in this analysis. Comparisons were made between SFOs with and without medical chart documented history of LBP (LBP group [n = 43]: mean age = 31.2 ± 10.3 years, mean height = 177.3 ± 7.2 cm, mean mass = 87.3 ± 11.8 kg; healthy group [n = 183]: mean age = 28.0 ± 6.0 years, mean height = 177.9 ± 6.0 cm, mean mass = 84.9 ± 8.8 kg). Bilateral SLB was tested (eyes open and eyes closed) in both groups using a force plate. The variability in the ground-reaction forces was averaged across 3 trials for each leg for both conditions. Comparisons were made between legs in the LBP and between the LBP and healthy group (α = .05). Results: There were significant between-group differences for each leg for both conditions, with the healthy group demonstrating better SLB compared with the LBP group. P values ranged from .01 to .03. Conclusion: Impaired SLB persists in SFOs with previously reported LBP. Balance assessments of individuals who report LBP may assist with designing targeted interventions to address potential deficits that may increase the risk of future injury. Clinical Relevance: SFOs with a known history of LBP would benefit from examination of SLB and may benefit from balance training to resolve any deficits that may be present to lower the potential risk for future injury. PMID:26535329

  1. The Long War Concept - Determining the Right Health Service Support Capabilities for the Special Purpose MAGTF (SP MAGTF) - (Security Cooperation) Operating in Africa

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    2011-03-29

    21,2011, from, http://www.sanger.ac.uk/resources/downloads/ protozoa /plasmodiurri-falciparum.html 26Nancy Montgom~ry. Stars and Stripes. Navy looks for ans·wers after Seabee dies from malaria. April19, 2009. · 28

  2. Characteristics of Incinerators with Heat Recovery Capability.

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    1988-04-01

    p" R. Ducey U G. Schanche D A wide range of equipment is available for incinerating wastes and recovering the heat released as useful energy. These...With Heat Recovery Capability (Unclassified) 12 PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) K. Griggs; G. Chamberlin; R. Ducey ; C. Schanche-A 1aTPOFRPR13TIECOVERED 14DATE OF...for the plant site. 2 R. A. Ducey , et al., Heat Recovery Incineration: A Summary of Operational Ex- perience, Special Report E-85/06/ADA152236 (USA

  3. 75 FR 70090 - Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Airplane, Operation Without Normal...

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    2010-11-17

    ... continuous electrical power to operate the control system. The current 14 CFR part 25.1351(d), ``Operation without normal electrical power,'' requires safe operation in VFR conditions for at least five minutes... Airplane, Operation Without Normal Electrical Power AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),...

  4. Hitchhiker capabilities

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    Goldsmith, Theodore C.

    1988-01-01

    A carrier system has been developed for economical and quick response flight of small attached payloads on the space shuttle. Hitchhiker can accommodate up to 750 lb of customer payloads in canisters or mounted to an exposed side-mount plate, or up to 1200 lb mounted on a cross-bay structure. The carrier connects to the orbiter's electrical systems and provides up to six customers with standard electrical services including power, real time telemetry and commands. A transparent data and command system concept is employed to allow the customer to easily use his own ground support equipment and personnel to control his payload during integration and flight operations. A general description of the Hitchhiker program and the Shuttle Payload of Opportunity Carrier (SPOC) is given and future enhancements are outlined.

  5. 47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., Part 90 that seeks to place base and fixed stations in operation within 150 km of a primary earth station, licensees of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the fixed satellite service in the...

  6. 47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ..., part 90 that seeks to place base and fixed stations in operation within 150 km of a primary earth station, licensees of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the Fixed-Satellite Service in the...

  7. 47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ..., Part 90 that seeks to place base and fixed stations in operation within 150 km of a primary earth station, licensees of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the fixed satellite service in the...

  8. 47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ..., Part 90 that seeks to place base and fixed stations in operation within 150 km of a primary earth station, licensees of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the Fixed-Satellite Service in the...

  9. 47 CFR 25.256 - Special Requirements for operations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., Part 90 that seeks to place base and fixed stations in operation within 150 km of a primary earth station, licensees of earth stations operating on a primary basis in the fixed satellite service in the...

  10. The special effort processing of FGGE data

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    1983-01-01

    The basic FGGE level IIb data set was enhanced. It focused on removing deficiencies in the objective methods of quality assurance, removing efficiencies in certain types of operationally produced satellite soundings, and removing deficiencies in certain types of operationally produced cloud tracked winds. The Special Effort was a joint NASA-NOAA-University of Wisconsin effort. The University of Wisconsin installed an interactive McIDAS capability on the Amdahl computer at the Goddard Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences (GLAS) with one interactive video terminal at Goddard and the other at the World Weather Building. With this interactive capability a joint processing effort was undertaken to reprocess certain FGGE data sets. NOAA produced a specially edited data set for the special observing periods (SOPs) of FGGE. NASA produced an enhanced satellite sounding data set for the SOPs while the University of Wisconsin produced an enhanced cloud tracked wind set from the Japanese geostationary satellite images.

  11. 17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08 Section 210.6-08... applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates shall comply with the following provisions: Statements...

  12. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Symposium and Exhibition, "National Security Strategy in Transition" The Critical Role of Special Operations Forces (SOF) in Preparing Now for an Uncertain Future.

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    2007-11-02

    Preface... i Missile Defense... 14 Leadership Today-For a Safer, More Information Infrastructure... 14 Prosperous Tomorrow... 1 National Security...Emergency Challenges and Opportunities... 1 Preparedness... 14 The Imperative of Engagement... 2 Promoting Prosperity... 14 Implementing the Strategy...Capabilities... 13 Africa... 27 Intelligence... 13 Space... 14 IV. Conclusions... 29 Preface Protecting the security of our nation-our people, our peace and

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

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    Duffy, Larry R.

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

  14. Business Case Analysis of Cargo Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Capability in Support of Forward Deployed Logistics in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

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    2011-10-31

    operating, and sustaining either the Boeing A160T Hummingbird or the Lockheed Martin K-MAX unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) with the costs of the status...KC-130J with joint precision airdrop system (JPADS) against both the Lockheed Martin K-MAX and the Boeing A160T Hummingbird in five operational...A160T Hummingbird or the Lockheed Martin K-MAX helicopters in an operational environment. Upon completion of initial deployment, Navy and Marine Corps

  15. Satellite-based Tropical Cyclone Monitoring Capabilities

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    Hawkins, J.; Richardson, K.; Surratt, M.; Yang, S.; Lee, T. F.; Sampson, C. R.; Solbrig, J.; Kuciauskas, A. P.; Miller, S. D.; Kent, J.

    2012-12-01

    Satellite remote sensing capabilities to monitor tropical cyclone (TC) location, structure, and intensity have evolved by utilizing a combination of operational and research and development (R&D) sensors. The microwave imagers from the operational Defense Meteorological Satellite Program [Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMIS)] form the "base" for structure observations due to their ability to view through upper-level clouds, modest size swaths and ability to capture most storm structure features. The NASA TRMM microwave imager and precipitation radar continue their 15+ yearlong missions in serving the TC warning and research communities. The cessation of NASA's QuikSCAT satellite after more than a decade of service is sorely missed, but India's OceanSat-2 scatterometer is now providing crucial ocean surface wind vectors in addition to the Navy's WindSat ocean surface wind vector retrievals. Another Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) onboard EUMETSAT's MetOp-2 satellite is slated for launch soon. Passive microwave imagery has received a much needed boost with the launch of the French/Indian Megha Tropiques imager in September 2011, basically greatly supplementing the very successful NASA TRMM pathfinder with a larger swath and more frequent temporal sampling. While initial data issues have delayed data utilization, current news indicates this data will be available in 2013. Future NASA Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) sensors starting in 2014 will provide enhanced capabilities. Also, the inclusion of the new microwave sounder data from the NPP ATMS (Oct 2011) will assist in mapping TC convective structures. The National Polar orbiting Partnership (NPP) program's VIIRS sensor includes a day night band (DNB) with the capability to view TC cloud structure at night when sufficient lunar illumination exits. Examples highlighting this new capability will be discussed in concert with additional data fusion efforts.

  16. Forging the Army’s Transformation: The Initial Brigade Combat Team and the Road to Initial Operational Capability, AY 2000-2001

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    2002-01-01

    Operational Environment,” URL http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/majorsys/brigade/formalrfp/BCT O and O/Chap 2 18 APR with Apend ABCD(2).doc, accessed 8...Operational Environment.” URL: <http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/majorsys/ brigade/formalrfp/BCT O and O/Chap 2 18 APR with Apend ABCD(2).doc

  17. Validity, Reliability, and Performance Determinants of a New Job-Specific Anaerobic Work Capacity Test for the Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command.

    PubMed

    Angeltveit, Andreas; Paulsen, Gøran; Solberg, Paul A; Raastad, Truls

    2016-02-01

    Operators in Special Operation Forces (SOF) have a particularly demanding profession where physical and psychological capacities can be challenged to the extremes. The diversity of physical capacities needed depend on the mission. Consequently, tests used to monitor SOF operators' physical fitness should cover a broad range of physical capacities. Whereas tests for strength and aerobic endurance are established, there is no test for specific anaerobic work capacity described in the literature. The purpose of this study was therefore to evaluate the reliability, validity, and to identify performance determinants of a new test developed for testing specific anaerobic work capacity in SOF operators. Nineteen active young students were included in the concurrent validity part of the study. The students performed the evacuation (EVAC) test 3 times and the results were compared for reliability and with performance in the Wingate cycle test, 300-m sprint, and a maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (MAOD) test. In part II of the study, 21 Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command operators conducted the EVAC test, anthropometric measurements, a dual x-ray absorptiometry scan, leg press, isokinetic knee extensions, maximal oxygen uptake test, and countermovement jump (CMJ) test. The EVAC test showed good reliability after 1 familiarization trial (intraclass correlation = 0.89; coefficient of variance = 3.7%). The EVAC test correlated well with the Wingate test (r = -0.68), 300-m sprint time (r = 0.51), and 300-m mean power (W) (r = -0.67). No significant correlation was found with the MAOD test. In part II of the study, height, body mass, lean body mass, isokinetic knee extension torque, maximal oxygen uptake, and maximal power in a CMJ was significantly correlated with performance in the EVAC test. The EVAC test is a reliable and valid test for anaerobic work capacity for SOF operators, and muscle mass, leg strength, and leg power seem to be the most important determinants

  18. Current Range Safety Capabilities

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    1994-02-01

    mission objectives, to prevent personnel injury , to minimize property damage, and to preclude incidents having the potential for international... high -speed film cameras in 16 mm, 35 mm, and 70 mm formats. These cameras can operate at frame rates from 6 to 40,000 frames per second. * Bowen ribbon...90, 180, and 360 frames per second. * Ultra- high -speed cameras capable of rates up to 4,500,000 frames per second in the framing mode or write records

  19. Enhanced Rescue Lift Capability

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    Young, Larry A.

    2007-01-01

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

  20. Ada Compiler Evaluation Capability

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    1991-05-01

    library functions may be available (and necessary) to exploit the vector processing capabilities. * Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) machine...interested in how well the target machine instructions are utilized: Are available idioms exploited ? To answer this question, specific test problems...different pages) will also be referenced every fourth operation. This pattern can be exploited by locking the root and perhaps the first level directory

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

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    Jani, Yashvant

    1993-01-01

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

  2. 10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. (a) If the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor... repository operations area under parts 60 or 63 of this chapter, the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Director, Office of New Reactors, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,...

  3. 10 CFR 2.103 - Action on applications for byproduct, source, special nuclear material, facility and operator...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... nuclear material, facility and operator licenses. (a) If the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor... repository operations area under parts 60 or 63 of this chapter, the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Director, Office of New Reactors, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,...

  4. 17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...

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    2014-04-01

    ... to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08 Section 210.6-08... issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates... included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in respect to such amounts shall...

  5. 17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08 Section 210.6-08... issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates... included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in respect to such amounts shall...

  6. 17 CFR 210.6-08 - Special provisions applicable to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... to the statements of operations of issuers of face-amount certificates. 210.6-08 Section 210.6-08... issuers of face-amount certificates. Statements of operations filed by issuers of face-amount certificates... included in income, the bases of recognition and measurement used in respect to such amounts shall...

  7. Any Time, Any Place, Any Gender The Risks and Rewards of Integrating Females into Special Operations Forces

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    2015-06-02

    displayed by the military and public display in the media garnered the social acceptance necessary for the political will to make changes to the roles of...female Ranger candidates self-eliminate, and leadership forces the Ranger Training Battalion to change the standards to become gender -neutral, it could...actively recruiting women into the special warfare realm. In today’s culture, it is not just about gender equality and social change ; it needs to be

  8. Special Operations Forces in the People’s Liberation Army and the Development of an Integral Unconventional Warfare Mission

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    2005-06-01

    Demolition/SEAL C2-Command and control C4ISR-Command, Control, Communications , Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance CA-Civil...export of Communism and Communist insurgencies in Asia, and Mao’s first two stages of People’s War are straight UW campaigns, the former external and...a PLA SOF UW capability is unnecessary to the objectives the PRC wants to achieve in the Asia region. It does not want to export Communism or

  9. Operations

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

    2013-01-01

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

  10. Capability 9.2 Mobility

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    Zakrasjek, June

    2005-01-01

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

  11. Soviet Naval War Fighting Capabilities,

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    1983-10-01

    This paper attempts to determine the levels of major Soviet combat forces in each of the ocean areas of the world and assess the capability of those forces to conduct warfighting operations from a standing, walking, or running start.

  12. Indigenous Research Capability in Aotearoa

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    Ormond, Adreanne; Williams, Les R. Tumoana

    2013-01-01

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

  13. Regionally Aligned Forces: The Critical Role of Military Engagement and Interdependence Between Conventional and Special Operations Forces

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    2015-05-21

    to provide the president with creative options.42 With events like these in mind , the Army’s implementation of the RAF concept can be seen as an...47 Operations Associated with the RAF Concept Keeping in mind the circumstances surrounding the development of the RAF concept as well as the...operations in mind , this section analyzes the effects of engagement and interdependence between CF and SOF on mission effectiveness under

  14. Medical vest broadens treatment capability

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    Johnson, G. S.

    1970-01-01

    Universal sized vest, with specially tailored pockets designed to hold medical supplies, provides first aid/first care medical teams with broadened on-site capability. Vest is made of nylon, tough fibrous materials, and polyvinyl chloride. Design facilitates rapid donning, doffing, and adjustment.

  15. SERVARE VITAS- Political Consequences for Romanian National Government and Military of Hostage Deaths in a Romanian Special Operations Forces Hostage Rescue Operation

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    2006-09-01

    plan (U.S. Joint Pub 3.07,1998, p. VI-2). This study will focus on the requirements that present a great risk to hostages in a hostage-taking...identified by Major General Shlomo Gazit, now retired, who, as Israel’s director of military intelligence, participated in the planning of the 1976... planning of the rescue operation, including detailed approval of all contingency plans . If there are other solutions or efforts that can free the

  16. National transportable telecommunications capability

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    Boheim, Kenneth B.; Bach, Beverly

    1991-01-01

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

  17. Operating Modes and Cooling Capabilities of the 3-Stage ADR Developed for the Soft-X-Ray Spectrometer Instrument on Astro-H

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shirron, Peter J.; Kimball, Mark O.; James, Bryan L.; Muench, Theo; DiPirro, Michael J.; Letmate, Richard V.; Sampson, Michael A.; Bialas, Tom G.; Sneiderman, Gary A.; Porter, Frederick S.; Kelley, Richard L.

    2015-01-01

    A 3-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) is used on the Soft X-ray Spectrometer instrument on Astro-H to cool a 6x6 array of x-ray microcalorimeters to 50 mK. The ADR is supported by a cryogenic system consisting of a superfluid helium tank, a 4.5 K Joule-Thomson (JT) cryocooler, and additional 2-stage Stirling cryocoolers that pre-cool the JT cooler and cool radiation shields within the cryostat. The ADR is configured so that it can use either the liquid helium or the JT cryocooler as its heat sink, giving the instrument an unusual degree of tolerance for component failures or degradation in the cryogenic system. The flight detector assembly, ADR and dewar were integrated into the flight dewar in early 2014, and have since been extensively characterized and calibrated. This paper summarizes the operation and performance of the ADR in all of its operating modes

  18. Ground Wave Emergency Network. Final Operational Capability. Environmental Assessment for South Central Montana Relay Node, Site No. RN8C925MT

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-02-11

    Candela A unit of measure of the intensity of light equal to the brightness of one candle Carboniferous Period of geologic time from 286 to 360 million...significant impacts (Watson, CGS-4 and Meigs, CGS-9). During the 6-week construction period , the project would cause temporary and insignificant air quality...only 2 hours every week for testing purposes and for additional periods as required during power outages. Thus, the generator will operate for a

  19. Business Case Analysis of Cargo Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Capability in Support of Forward Deployed Logistics in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-12-01

    5. A160T Hummingbird CUAS ............................................................59 C. SOURCE OF SECOND THOUGHTS: VULNERABILITIES FOR CUAS... Hummingbird or the Lockheed Martin K-MAX unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) with the costs of the status quo of cargo replenishment currently used by the...system (JPADS) against both the Lockheed Martin K-MAX and the Boeing A160T Hummingbird in five operational scenarios performing resupply every three

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

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-13

    long deployments in support of stability operations and are eager for the government to solve the national debt crisis. These factors have also led...restrictive terrain such as swamps , woods, hills, mountains, or densely populated areas, which prevent effective use of vehicle mounted forces...successful in the past in adapting to the changing nature of war with its evolving threats did so by first understanding and defining the problem sets