Abstract:A novel plasma spray process allows for a highly metallic filled thermoplastic to be deposited on assorted cloth substrates, to create a flexible EMI construction material. Filler causing the EMI property to occur is dry-mixed into the thermoplastic, and the coating composition is created in situ on… more
Abstract:Applied Polymer Systems, Inc (APS) has developed a new plasma spray process capable of applying a polymetric resin binder with high filler levels in coating form over various substrates. The process can be robotically controlled and is environmentally friendly. A vacuum collection system captures… more
Abstract:THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECTS IS TO DEVELOP A HIGH PERFORMANCE SURFACE COIL ARRAY AND MULTIPLEXER FOR MRI IMAGING OF THE HUMAN SPINE. CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO WAY TO IMAGE THE ENTIRE SPINE WITHOUT RESORTING TO WHOLE BODY COILS OR LARGE SURFACE COILS. AVAILABLE SURFACE COILS LOSE SIGNAL TO… more
Abstract:Mammography's role in the detection of breast cancer is well known. Although more accurate than other existing techniques, mammography's general inability to detect small tumors and other features motivates our study of the Mammograph Display System [MDS]. The MDS is based on the application of… more
Abstract:The US Navy has identified a need to accurately attack ground targets with weapons delivered from advanced high-altitude aircraft. The high altitude bombing concept affords enhanced aircraft survivability since weapons can be released beyond the range of ground-based enemy air defenses even when… more
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
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