Abstract:A view of a model in simulation is the abstraction mechanism that allows the definition a new component in the simulation that is derived from other components. The objective similar to the case of database views which is to allow the extension and reorganization of a model without affecting the… more
Abstract:An intelligent nonlinear control methodology, based on an innovative combination of feedback linearization and artificial neural networks, is to be adapted to control remotely piloted helicopters. A mapping is derived which transforms a nonlinear dynamic model of the plant into a linear, time… more
Abstract:It is proposed that the wide range of nonmilitary applications for DoD UAVs be identified and assimilated into a representative set of mission profiles and vehicle specifications, to identify the DoD UAVs that could be used to conduct such missions and to meet such specifications, and to identify… more
Abstract:Few strategic decision-making tools are effective today in availability analysis. These tools adapt highly deterministic approaches, ignoring uncertainty and subjectiveness naturally existing when evaluating potential propulsion system technologies. Such approaches preclude the use of a rich source… more
Abstract:Radioimmunoassays make up a significant percentage of the immunoassays used in clinicallaboratories. Nonradioactive, immunometric or "sandwich" assays using enzymes for signal generation(EIAs) have generally replaced radioimmunoassays for high molecular weight analytes. Low molecularweight analytes… more
Abstract:IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CONTAMINATION MONITORING OF RESPIRATORS HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC. BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEX SURFACES, HAND MONITORING USING PORTABLE SURVEY INSTRUMENTATION HAS BEEN THE PREFERRED METHOD. HAND MONITORING IS COSTLY IN TIME AND OFTEN FAILS TO RELIABLY… more
Abstract:SUBSOILS FOR SUPPORT OF ROADWAY, AIRFIELD, AND PARKING AREA PAVEMENTS ARE BEING IMPROVED AND REINFORCED BY THE INCORPORATION OF A GRID OF SMALL DIAMETER, SHORT, STABILIZED, VERTICAL, GRANULAR COLUMNS. THE METHOD IS A SMALLER-SCALE VARIATION OF A PATENTED PROCESS TO REINFORCE BEARING SOILS BENEATH… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed research is to develop a small, light-weight, broad-beamwidth, multi-octave antenna which has a useable gain of over 0 dBi and which can operate without degredation of these characteristic parameters in the presence of a 3.3 watt per meter-square power density. By using… more
Abstract:Wang-Tripp Corporation (WTC) prposes a six-month Phse I exploratiory research and development effort to design a UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM) antenna for beyond-line-of-sight communications, and participation in Navy communications nets. Curretnly availabe UHF SATCOM antennas are unsuitable… more
Abstract:High speed, low cost optical self routing optical crossbar switches with gigabit data rates are key components in optical communication and routing systems. We propose to fabricate and study a monolithically integrated optical crossbar switch which will be inexpensive and high performance. This… more
Abstract:AT THE PRESENT TIME, ALL MATURITY SORTING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, SUCH AS APPLES, PEACHES ANDTOMATOES, IS ACCOMPLISHED EITHER BY HAND, BY COLOR OR BY THE USE OF THE MAGNESS-TAYLOR . EACH OF THESE TECHNIQUES HAVE MAJOR DISADVANTAGES IN THE HIGH-SPEED MATURITY GRADING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. THE… more
Abstract:PEOPLE WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES OFTEN FACE OBSTACLES HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE. SOME OBSTACLES ARE STRUCTURAL. FOR EXAMPLE, PRIVATE INSURERS SEEK TO EXCLUDE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKELY TO INCUR HIGHER HEALTHCARE COSTS. PUBLIC PROGRAMS HAVE WAITING PERIODS AND RESTRICTIONS. THE AVAILABILITY OF BOTH PRIVATE… more
Abstract:FIBRIN SEALANT HAS MANY APPLICATIONS IN SURGERY. MIXING AND DELIVERY OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS, FIBRINOGEN AND THROMBIN, IS CURRENTLY ACHIEVED USING TWO SYRINGES OR SPRAY CONTAINERS DISPENSED ALTERNATELY OR SIMULTANEOUSLY TO DELIVER FIBRIN SEALANT ONTO THE WOUND SITE. THESE SYSTEMS OF DELIVERY ARE… more
Abstract:The major factor limiting more widespread utilization of allogeneic veins in arterial bypass procedures is the recipients' immune response. The intimal endothelial cells appear to be the focus of this immune response, which results in loss of the intimal lining of the vessel lumen during the first… more
Abstract:COMMERCIAL MACHINE VISION WAS TRODUCED IN THE 1970S. TO THIS POINT, IT HAS NOT BEEM USED WIDELY FOR AUTOMATION IN MANUFACTURING DUE TO PERFORMANCE, COMPLEXITY, AND COST ISSUES. MOST COMMERCIAL VISION SYSTEMS ARE BASED ON VIDEO TECHNOLOGY WITH SEPARATE CAMERAS, FRAME GRABBERS, DIGITIZERS, AND… more
Abstract:A new textile process has been developed by Techniweave that employs multi-directional weaving in the fabrication of integrally woven, net shaped, complex components. The process has been demonstrated manually and has been shown through design of equipment to be feasible for an automated system. The… more
Abstract:IDENTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNITY: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICABLE COMPOSITE GEOTECHNICAL MATERIAL CONSISTING OF SMALL DISCONTINUOUS REINFORCING ELEMENTS IN A COHESIONLESS SOIL MATRIX WOULD HAVE SEVERAL IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING: BACKFILL FOR RETAINING SYSTEMS; BASE, SUBBASE, AND SUBGRADE… more
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