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Issue 6 • Date Jun 1995

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  • Low altitude wind shear detection using airport surveillance radars

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    This paper describes an enhanced weather processor for the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-9) that will include Doppler wind estimation for the detection of low altitude wind shear, scan-to-scan tracking to provide estimates of the speed and direction of storm movement and suppression' of spurious weather reports currently generated by the ASR-9's six-level weathe... View full abstract»

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  • Star trackers for attitude determination

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):10 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (99)  |  Patents (5)
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    One problem comes to all spacecrafts using vector information. That is the problem of determining the attitude. This paper describes how the area of attitude determination instruments has evolved from simple pointing devices into the latest technology, which determines the attitude by utilizing a CCD camera and a powerful microcomputer. The instruments are called star trackers and they are capable... View full abstract»

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  • VLBI Space Observatory Programme (VSOP) satellite

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):17 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan, is developing a satellite, named MUSES-B, for VLBI (very long baseline interferometry) observations from space. The science observation program using MUSES-B is called the VLBI Space Observatory Programme (VSOP). The satellite is formed as an orbiting radiotelescope with a parabolic antenna of 8 meters diameter. Fine-resolution and hi... View full abstract»

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  • A statistical hypothesis testing approach to the determination of supportable aircraft separation standards

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    This paper deals with the setting of a statistical hypothesis testing approach to the determination of aircraft separation standards that can be supported within a given Flight Information Region. Given a minimal safety distance to be maintained between two aircraft, we derive a criterion that must be obeyed by their radar plots in order to meet the required separation at a known level of confiden... View full abstract»

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  • U.S. Army battery needs-present and future

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe the needs of the U.S. Army for silent portable power sources, both in the near and longer term future. As a means of doing this, the programs of the Power Sources Division of the Army Research Laboratory are discussed. In carrying out these programs, the personnel of the Power Sources Division work closely with the Battery Management Office of the Army Mate... View full abstract»

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  • Status of the emerging technology of Stirling machines

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):34 - 39
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    The commercialization status of Stirling machines varies from established niche market products to potential products that are in early stages of development. In other words, we are talking about a typical emerging technology. Many organizations are actively pursuing product development based on Stirling machine technology. Stirling machines offer significant performance advantages, but many obsta... View full abstract»

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  • Standardisation of the graphical and operator input device modules for tactical command and control man-machine interfaces

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 44
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    Since many of the MMI systems designed for tactical command and control operating environments are similar in nature, there is a need to standardise certain elements of the systems. This paper gives a summary of the investigation into standardising certain graphical MMI elements, and operator input device elements for tactical command and control systems. This standardisation allows for rapid prot... View full abstract»

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