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Issue 7 • Date July 1998

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  • The International Space Station: A Question of Federal Funding and Policy Implications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24a - 24p
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  • Applying independent verification and validation to the automatic test equipment life cycle

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):37 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is becoming increasingly more sophisticated and complex, with an even greater dependency on software. With the onset of Versa Modular Eurocard (VME) Extensions for Instrumentation (VXI) technology into ATE, which is supposed to bring about the promise of interchangeable instrument components. ATE customers are forced to contend with system integration and software is... View full abstract»

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  • Radar target recognition by Fuzzy Logic

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):13 - 20
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    The objective of this paper is to present a method of target recognition based on the Fuzzy Logic principles applied to conventional and multifunction radars. After a presentation of the parameters which can be delivered by signal and data processing, the paper gives a description of an algorithm including both spatial and temporal merging. Computation of basic functions “Membership function... View full abstract»

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  • AMETHYST: automatic alarm assessment becoming a reality

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):31 - 36
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    The aim of the AMETHYST (AutoMatic Event auTHentication SYSTems) project is to encourage the development of a high performance perimeter detection system which combines Video Motion Detection (VMD) technology with another type of Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS). AMETHYST will automatically assess the cause of PIDS alarms and pass to an operator those alarms likely to be caused by an in... View full abstract»

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  • Millimeter wave safety warning system for in-vehicle signing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a millimeter wave safety warning system for in-vehicle signing for use in the nation's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS, formerly IVHS). The Safety Warning System TU (SWS) utilizes a homodyne radar that operates at 24.1 GHz as both a radar and a system to transmit highway safety messages. The warning message is received by a police radar d... View full abstract»

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  • Rehosting legacy test program sets from military ATE

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 48
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    This paper describes some of the key issues developers must address in a test program set (TPS) rehosting plan. Examples and success stories are used to describe the translation of three legacy test program sets onto modern board test equipment, thereby extending the useful life of fielded systems and preserving the considerable investment made in developing the TPSs View full abstract»

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  • Pseudo-tomographic X-ray imaging for use in aviation security

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):25 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (4)
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    This paper presents recent results obtained from a 3-D image modelling technique utilising line-scan X-ray equipment. The resultant images have properties similar to those obtained from a volume rendered X-ray computed tomography (CT) system View full abstract»

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  • Method for searching bridge in IR images

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):21 - 24
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    A method for searching bridges in IR images is presented in this paper. It is a time-consuming image understanding task to recognize targets in low SCR images. As in IR images, the bridges usually have almost the same gray level range of the background, the typical segmentation algorithm cannot get correct segmentation labels and edge sites of the bridges. The gray level characters of both the lan... View full abstract»

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  • What we have not learned from the troubles with the Hubble

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):3 - 6
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    The Hubble space-based telescope is a great tribute to our progress in space. The ability to place an optical telescope at a significant distance from the Earth's surface, away from the interference of the planet's unsteady atmosphere, have already paid off by producing magnificent records of astronomical activities in the depths of outer space. In the past the problems with the alignment of the H... View full abstract»

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