Abstract:IN THE UNITED STATES DEMAND FOR CHESTNUTS IS MET BY IMPORTING OVER $20,000,000 OF RAW NUTS ANNUALLY. PROBLEMS WITH GRAFTING AND NO COMMERCIALLY VIABLE CLONAL PROPAGATION TECHNIQUES HAVE LIMITED USE OF SUPERIOR CULTIVARS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHESTNUT INDUSTRY IN THE U.S. A PHASE I STUDY IS… more
Abstract:LANGUAGE IS THE BINDING FORCE OF A NATION AND SERVES AS THE COMMUNICATION TOOL FOR ITS PEOPLE. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF LANGUAGES AMONG VARIOUS NATIONS IN THE WORLD CREATES THE LANGUAGE BARRIER WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES FOR WORLD DISORDER. MACHINE TRANSLATION HOLDS THE KEY TO SOLVE THE LANGUAGE… more
Abstract:THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR PHASE I EFFORT IS TO EXPLORE TECHNIQUES, AND DEVELOP APPROACHES TO PROVIDE SAFE REAL-TIME AUDIOVISUAL CUES FOR THE INBOUND AND IMPACT NOISES, CONCUSSION, DEBRIS, FLASH (NIGHT VISIBLE), SMOKE, AND DUST OF INDIRECT FIRE WEAPONS USED IN TRAINING AT THE NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER… more
Abstract:A PROTOTYPE INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC-ASSISTED ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED (SELF-HELP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT LOEDING & CRITTENDEN, 1991) TO IMPROVE THE EVALUATION OF GENERALIZABLE WORK-RELATED SKILLS (SPECIFICALLY INTERPERSONAL SKILLS) IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO DEPEND ON SIGN LANGUAGE TO… more
Abstract:THE AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF HAS DIRECTED PROGRAM OFFICES, OPERATING COMMANDS, AND TEST ORGANIZATIONS TO EMPLOY A DISCIPLINED TEST PROCESS THROUGHOUT ALL PHASES OF ELECTRONIC COMBAT (EC) SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND MODIFICATION. THE EC TEST PROCESS CONSISTS OF DISCIPLINED EARLY EVALUATION TO DETERMINE… more
Abstract:THE USE OF PELLETIZED, STABILIZED FLY ASH WILL BE INVESTIGATED AS A SUBSTRATE TO ENHANCE PHOSPHORUS (P) REMOVAL FROM WAS5TEWATER EFFLUENTS IN SUBSURFACE FLOW (SF) EMERGENT PLANT-BASED WETLANDS. THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTS ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN PHASE I TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING FLY ASH… more
Abstract:RECENT DEVELOPMENTS EMPLOYING KNOWLEDGE BASED EXPERT SYSTEMSWORKING WITH OBJECT-ORIENTED DATA MODELS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF AUTOMATING THE CARTOGRAPHIC MAPPING AND CHART PRODUCTION CYCLE. AREAS WHERE CHART PRODUCTION EXPERTSYSTEMS ARE MOST BENEFICIAL ARE: AUTOMATED PLACEMENT OF FEATURE… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to develop new approaches and innovative ideas, which are needed to represent oceangraphic satellite imagery using data structures of software architecture that facilitate storage, transmission, processing throughput and accuracy of automated analysis results. Wavelet… more
Abstract:COMPUTERIZED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS WILL DEVELOP AND EVALUATE ACOMPUTER ASSISTED CURRICULUM (CAI) IN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGABUSE FOR NURSES. THE COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM WILL ADDRESSTHE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL COMPONENTS OF IDENTIFYING AND TREATING DRUG ABUSE. STATE-OF-THE-ART CAI DESIGN WILL BE USED TO… more
Abstract:RABBIT MEAT IS PRESENTLY CONSIDERED A SPECIALTY MEAT PRODUCT THAT IS NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED BY CONSUMERS ALTHOUGH THE NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH QUALITIES OF RABBIT MEAT FAR EXCEED OTHER MEAT PRODUCTS. A MAJOR PROBLEM FACING THIS INDUSTRY IS ITS INABILITY TO SUPPLY FRYERS DURING THE PEAK MONTHS OF… more
Abstract:Currently, dye lasers use dyes that are dissolved in a solvent and then flowed througha cell or jet. Although this is a successful solution to achieve a working dye lser system with tunability over a broad spectrum, there are also significant limitations to the full realization of the potentail… more
Abstract:Nucleic acid probes bearing detectable labels are widely used in the life sciences and biotechnology to provide a sensitive means to detect, localize, measure or amplify specific nucleic acid sequences in the course of genetic or clinical analyses and molecular biology manipulations. Genetic Vectors… more
Abstract:STRUCTURAL DAMAGE INVESTIGATIONS ARE MADE AFTER HURRICANES AND OTHER SEVERE WINDSTORMS BUT NONE ARE MADE IN SUFFICIENT DEPTH TO BE OF VALUE TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, AND THE BUILDING AND CONTRACTING PROFESSIONS. ALTHOUGH COSTS OF RECURRING STRUCTURAL WIND DAMAGE EACH YEAR FAR EXCEED THE… more
Abstract:IN THIS PROJECT, STATIC MODULAR AND DYNAMIC TIME-DELAY FEEDFORWARD NEURAL NETWORKS WILL BE DEVELOPED. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG) RECORDINGS PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED AND INTERPRETED WILL BE USED TO TRAIN, TEST AND EVALUATE THESE NETWORKS. A COST-EFFICIENT, AUTOMATED COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM WILL THEN BE… more
Abstract:WE WILL DEVELOP A DIGITAL TACTUAL VOCODER SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED OVER EXISTING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE DEVICES. CURRENT VOCODERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE BUT HAVE SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS. THESE PROBLEMS INCLUDE (1) THE FAILURE TO TRANSMIT ADEQUATELY INFORMATION ABOUT VOICE… more
Abstract:The specific aims of Phase I are to develop software programs to implement two methods of hearing threshold estimation that have simultaneous acquisition of two audiograms: one from each ear, and to develop VRA- based behavioral training and testing techniques that allow infants to respond with… more
Abstract:THE PROPOSED INNOVATION, A SINGLE STAGE, FULL DUPLEX, ELECTRO- OPTICAL SYSTEM, WILL IMPROVE AND SPEED UP THE CLASSIFICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF PATTERNS USED BY THE SDI ORGANIZATION. WHEN OUR ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEM USED IN THE FORWARD DIRECTION, IT PERFORMS FUZZY PATTERN… more
Abstract:A preliminary design of a gun launchable GPS will be developed. The proposed design will utilize off-the-shelf components. It will avoid the need for an accurate muzzle velocity measurement. The antenna will be a modification of a proven design. The electronics package will be made from a single… more
Abstract:COMPACT BLUE-GREEN LASERS ARE REQUIRED FOR APPLIATIONS IN OPTICAL DATA STORAGE, REPROGRAPHICS, AND BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS. IR-PUMPED VISIBLE UPCONVERSION LASERS ARE A PARTICULARLY PROMISING CLASS OF BLUE-GREEN LASERS. IN ORDER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF IR-PUMPED VISIBLE LASERS TO PROGRESS BEYOND ITS… more
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