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Issue 4 • April 2003

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  • Low complexity, low-cost, altitude/heading hold flight control system

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    For many one-way unmanned aerial vehicle payload delivery and remote sensing missions, the heading to the target location and local winds are known. For these missions, only altitude and heading hold features are needed. Further, because the vehicle will not be returning, minimizing cost is a priority. Due to the desire to reduce the physical size of the vehicle, the flight control system needs to... View full abstract»

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  • Mars navigation system utilizes GPS

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):3 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    Tasks envisioned for future generation Mars rovers - sample collection, area survey, resource mining, habitat construction, etc. - will require greatly enhanced navigational capabilities over those possessed by the Mars Sojourner rover. Many of these tasks will involve cooperative efforts by multiple rovers and other agents, adding further requirements both for accuracy and commonality between use... View full abstract»

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  • Nanotechnology's impact on aircraft design and maintenance

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 13
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    Unique research efforts relating to the development of nanoscale devices to replace standard integrated circuits, and eventually entire electronic systems. Standard integrated circuits (IC) have limitations or restrictions in size, speed, reliability, complexity and finding suitable replacements for discontinued items. Nanoscale device development and understanding has dramatically grown. One of t... View full abstract»

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  • International Space Station power reinitialization

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):19 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The photovoltaic (PV) module on the International Space Station (ISS) has been operating since November 2000 and supporting electric power demands of the ISS and its crew of three. The PV module contains photovoltaic arrays that convert solar energy to electrical power, and an integrated equipment assembly (IEA) that houses electrical hardware and batteries for electric power regulation and storag... View full abstract»

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  • Airport information systems security

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Airports are unique as no two airports are designed the same and, while each is a single facility, each is occupied by many different tenants who provide many different services. Each service may include one or more information systems, both automated and manual, running independently from all others. Because of high visibility events such as the bombing of Pan American Flight 103 in 1988, the exp... View full abstract»

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  • Security Technology. The 36th International Carnahan conference on security technology

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 40
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    The following topics are dealt with: security environment; civil force protection; security technologies; transportation; vulnerability analysis; smart cards; biometric identification; human detection; passenger-examining imaging systems; intrusion detection; and hoax detection. View full abstract»

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