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  1. NASA/TM-2012-217357 Probability of Causation for Space Radiation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA/TM-2012-217357 Probability of Causation for Space Radiation Carcinogenesis following International Space Station, Near Earth Asteroid, and Mars Missions Francis A. Cucinotta NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Sciences Houston, Texas February 2012 #12;THE NASA STI PROGRAM OFFICE . . . IN PROFILE Since its founding

  2. Nasa Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) | U.S. DOE Office of Science...

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    To simulate the less than 1-GeV energy spectrum of galactic cosmic rays and solar radiation better, NASA and Brookhaven have worked together to build the NSRL based at...

  3. K-means in Space: A Radiation Sensitivity Evaluation Kiri L. Wagstaff kiri.wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov

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    Wagstaff, Kiri L.

    .wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov Benjamin Bornstein benjamin.bornstein@jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute in smaller, cheaper, and faster unhardened RAM. No one has yet examined the innate radiation tolerance (or

  4. Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop

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    Straume, Tore; Amundson, Sally A,; Blakely, William F.; Burns, Frederic J.; Chen, Allen; Dainiak, Nicholas; Franklin, Stephen; Leary, Julie A.; Loftus, David J.; Morgan, William F.; Pellmar, Terry C.; Stolc, Viktor; Turteltaub, Kenneth W.; Vaughan, Andrew T.; Vijayakumar, Srinivasan; Wyrobek, Andrew J.

    2008-05-01

    A summary is provided of presentations and discussions from the NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop held September 27-28, 2007, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Invited speakers were distinguished scientists representing key sectors of the radiation research community. Speakers addressed recent developments in the biomarker and biotechnology fields that may provide new opportunities for health-related assessment of radiation-exposed individuals, including for long-duration space travel. Topics discussed include the space radiation environment, biomarkers of radiation sensitivity and individual susceptibility, molecular signatures of low-dose responses, multivariate analysis of gene expression, biomarkers in biodefense, biomarkers in radiation oncology, biomarkers and triage following large-scale radiological incidents, integrated and multiple biomarker approaches, advances in whole-genome tiling arrays, advances in mass-spectrometry proteomics, radiation biodosimetry for estimation of cancer risk in a rat skin model, and confounding factors. Summary conclusions are provided at the end of the report.

  5. NASA/CP--2006214202 NASA Space Exploration Logistics Workshop

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    NASA/CP--2006­214202 NASA Space Exploration Logistics Workshop Proceedings January 17-18, 2006 Hanover, MD 21076-1320 #12;NASA/CP--2006­214202 NASA Space Exploration Logistics Workshop Proceedings January 17-18, 2006 Washington, DC The first Space Exploration Logistics Workshop, hosted by MIT and SOLE

  6. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center

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    Kortenkamp, David

    David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center Distributed Systems David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc. Houston TX 77058 kortenkamp@jsc.nasa.gov http://www.traclabs.com/~korten David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc. Houston TX

  7. Dr. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Dr. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center Dr. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center Intelligent Robots for Space Applications Intelligent Robots for Space Applications Dr. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc. Houston TX 77058 kortenkamp@jsc.nasa.gov http

  8. NASA/TM--2005213688 Revolutionary Concepts of Radiation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA/TM--2005­213688 Revolutionary Concepts of Radiation Shielding for Human Exploration of Space J, Alabama R.M. Winglee University of Washington, Seattle, Washington March 2005 #12;The NASA STI Program Office...in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics

  9. Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop

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    Straume, Tore

    2008-01-01

    Tore Straume, Ph.D. , MS 236-7, NASA Ames Research Center,Running Title: NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop Straume,Res. 156, 460-466 (2001). NASA Bioastronautics Roadmap (

  10. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance...

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    Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves...

  11. NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546 Hon Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546 Dear Dr. Griffin: The NASA Advisory Council met

  12. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc.

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    Kortenkamp, David

    David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc. David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center to Control Coupled, Dynamical Life Support Systems David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson Space Center/Metrica Inc. Houston TX 77058 kortenkamp@jsc.nasa.gov http://www.traclabs.com/~korten David Kortenkamp NASA Johnson

  13. NASA/TP-2006-214203 Logistics Lessons Learned in NASA Space Flight

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    NASA/TP-2006-214203 Logistics Lessons Learned in NASA Space Flight William A. (Andy) Evans, United 2006 #12;NASA STI Program ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program plays a key part

  14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 10 August 2007 Space for Education and Discovery Pg 3 Goddard Space Scientists Earn Prestigious NASA Honors Pg 11 Space Shuttle and Discovery Pg 3 Goddard Space Scientists Earn Prestigious NASA Honors Pg 9 National Aeronautics and Space

  15. National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa 400-1489A 07/13 NASA EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES The NASA portal (www.nasa.gov) is the gateway. NASA's goal is to improve interactions for students, educators, and families with NASA and its

  16. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 15 August 2006 Goddard Prize Pg 7 National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 15 August 2006 #12

  17. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 17 September 2006 GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 17 September 2006 Earth

  18. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 6 April 2007 GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 6 April 2007 Deep Impact Extended

  19. 60Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center NASA HCA Applications OutlineNASA HCA Applications Outline

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    Kortenkamp, David

    60Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center NASA HCA Applications OutlineNASA HCA Applications Outline l 3T Control Architecture ­ architecture Satellite Assistant (under development) #12;61Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David

  20. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Produced in 2011 by the NASA Astrobiology Program to commemorate 50 years of Exobiology and Astrobiology at NASA. #2 Issue #12;Astrobiology A History of Exobiology and Astrobiology at NASA This is the story of life in the Universe--or at least

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 18 October 2006 GoddardViewNASA at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/index.html Managing Editor: Trusilla Steele Editor via e-mail at alittle@pop100.gsfc.nasa.gov. Ideas for new stories are welcome but will be published

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 4, Issue 11 June 2008 GoddardViewNASA Composite Carrier for Hubble Servicing Mission Pg 4 NASA Technology Contributes to National Security Pg 6 One Million People Going to the Moon ­ 2 NASA Exhibit Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes of Spaceflight

  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    undergoes hot-fire testing at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., during the engine vehicle--the "heavy lifter" of America's next- generation space fleet. Ares V will serve as NASA's primary of Ares V elements. (NASA/MSFC) The versatile, heavy-lifting Ares V is a two-stage, vertically stacked

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 5, Issue 2 March 2009 GoddardViewGoddard Day at the Maryland Capitol-- Celebrating 50 Years of Space Exploration Pg 6 NASA Debuts Unique Movie Goddard Updates Agency Calendar Initiative ­ 2 Sunday Experiment Draws More Than 1,000 Visitors ­ 3 NASA

  5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 11 Issue 2 March 2015 #12;GoddardView Trending ­ 2 ENGAGE Sessions: Providing a Better Understanding of Goddard's Work ­ 3 Up, Up and Away! NASA and Exploration ­ 6 Nimoy and NASA: A Legacy Traversing Time and Space ­ 8 Students Find MMS as Source

  6. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 1 Issue 11 December 2005 Goddard, 5 NASA Satellites Track Record Breaking Hurricane Season - 6 Goddard Responds to Call for Aid - 7 Huygens Probe Descends to Titan - 7 Hubble Prospects the Moon for Resources - 8 NASA's Top Space

  7. Montana Space Grant Consortium Montana NASA EPSCoR

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana Space Grant Consortium and Montana NASA EPSCoR CALL FOR PROPOSALS 3 OPPORTUNITIES http campuses is a goal of Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR. If you wish to have an example of a successful MSGC MSU must still include at least 1:1 non-federal cost share for requested NASA/MSGC funds. If you have

  8. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performanc...

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    The program saved the facility more than 800,000 gallons of water in eight months. nasa-msfcwatercs2.pdf More Documents & Publications NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center...

  9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 10 Issue 10 August 2014 #12;T he Small Business Administration gave NASA an "A" for awarding 22 percent of its federal contracts to small businesses in 2013--5 percent higher than targeted. On Aug. 1, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden joined Small

  10. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 1 Issue 8 October 2005 Goddard Tenure - 4 Goddard Education GSRP Symposium - 5 2004-2005 NASA Leadership Development Program Graduates Honored - 6 Goddard Library Hosts Annual Open House Event - 7 Goddard Updates NASA Technology to Help

  11. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 10 Issue 8 July 2014 #12;A multitude of NASA research investigations, crew provisions, hardware and science experiments from across. The cargo craft launched aboard Orbital's An- tares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

  12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 12 September 2007 SDO of Goddard employees, contractors, and retirees. A PDF version is available online at: http://www.nasa may submit contribu- tions to the editor via e-mail at alana.m.little@nasa.gov. Ideas for new stories

  13. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 10 June 2006 GoddardViewFirst Images from NASA's Cloudsat Pg 2 Unintentional Intolerance Pg 3 Astronomy Hits the Theater from NASA's Cloudsat - 2 Unintentional Tolerance- 3 Inexpensive Detector Sees the Invisible, In Color

  14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 11 Issue 1 February 2015 #12;GoddardView Trending ­ 2 NASA's New Radiometer Tunes in to Soil's Frequency ­ 3 Innovation in Content" Captivates Visitor Center Guests ­ 8 NASA Team Develops New Communications System to Break Through Noise ­ 9

  15. NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials SPACE FORUMS

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials CHANNELS SPACE FORUMS SPACEDAILY TECH SPACE NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials innovations as simple that can scale the canyons of Mars Chapel Hill - Sep 26, 2002 NASA has selected a consortium of research

  16. 93Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center ConclusionsConclusions

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    Kortenkamp, David

    93Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center and practical. #12;94Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space with respect to a change in autonomy? #12;95Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David

  17. Flags in Space: NASA Symbols and Flags in the U.S. Manned Space Program

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    sory Committee for Aeronautics. 4. NASA Policy Directive (When the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion (passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act and it was

  18. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Radioisotope Power System -- a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) Science Instruments Environmental Instruments REMS -- Rover Environmental Monitoring Station RAD -- Radiation Assessment Detector DAN -- Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons An artist's concept of the Curiosity rover on Mars. Credit: NASA

  19. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's Recommendations to

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 NASA's Recommendations to Space-Faring Entities Release: July 20, 2011 #12;National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2 Revision and History Page of Apollo Hardware 10/28/2011 #12;National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3 HUMAN EXPLORATION

  20. Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop

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    Straume, Tore

    2008-01-01

    analysis of low–dose radiation -associated changes incellular responses to low-dose radiation using genomic gene-cellular responses to low-dose radiation and to reduce the

  1. 9Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Human-Centered

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    Kortenkamp, David

    9Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center-based Reasoning Related WorkRelated Work #12;10Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Autonomous Control SystemsAutonomous Control Systems l Brings to table

  2. NASA Launches ATREX Space Network to Begin New Design Phase

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    Christian, Eric

    Design Phase - 8 Dual Frequency Radar Arrives at Goddard - 9 Goddard Community Visitor Center Hosts TitanNASA Launches ATREX Pg 3 Space Network to Begin New Design Phase Pg 8 Visitor Center Hosts Titan://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/goddard-view.html Managing Editor: Trusilla Steele Editor: John M. Putman News items for publication in Goddard View must

  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 4, Issue 14 August 2008 Goddard of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Look for more details and information on LaunchFest at: http

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 14 October 2007 John for Interview with Dr. Waleed Abdalati Pg 5 Presidential Rank Award Recipients Pg 8 National Aeronautics

  5. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Saves Water with High-Efficiency...

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    with High-Efficiency Toilet and Urinal Program NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Saves Water with...

  6. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    publication of the Goddard Space Flight Center. It is published bi-weekly by the Office of Public AffairsNational Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 2 Issue 5 March 2006 Goddard stories are welcome but will be published as space allows. All submissions are subject to editing. Get

  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    . GoddardView Info Goddard View is an official publication of the Goddard Space Flight Center Space Flight Center will be opening its doors to the public for LaunchFest, an open house highlightingNational Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 4, Issue 15 September 2008

  8. www.nasa.gov National Aeronautics & Space Administration

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    www.nasa.gov National Aeronautics & Space Administration Industry Day Tony Lavoie/Program Manager and Robotic Program #12;2 National Aeronautics & Space Administration LPRP Industry Day, October 20, 2006;3 National Aeronautics & Space Administration LPRP Industry Day, October 20, 2006 Lunar Precursor and Robotic

  9. NASA Creates Space Technology Mission Directorate

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    drew media attention and articles on 3D printing, including coverage by Popular Mechanics and website on 3D printing and prototyping technology to create parts for the Space Launch System at Marshall Space

  10. 21Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Design of AA systemsDesign of AA systems

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    Kortenkamp, David

    21Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center in autonomy #12;22Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Generic control system

  11. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 4, Issue 21 December 2008 Goddard and the Virginia Department of Aviation. Established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics contributed to both aeronautical and space flight research. The unveiling ceremony included comments by local

  12. Programmatic status of NASA`s CSTI high capacity power Stirling Space Power Converter Program

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    Dudenhoefer, J.E.

    1994-09-01

    An overview is presented of the NASA Lewis Research Center Free-Piston Stirling Space Power Converter Technology Development Program. This work is being conducted under NASA`s Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). The goal of the CSTI High Capacity Power element is to develop the technology base needed to meet the long duration, high capacity power requirements for future NASA space initiatives. Efforts are focused upon increasing system thermal and electric energy conversion efficiency at least fivefold over current SP-100 technology, and on achieving systems that are compatible with space nuclear reactors. This paper will discuss the status of test activities with the Space Power Research Engine (SPRE). Design deficiencies are gradually being corrected and the power converter is now outputting 11.5 kWe at a temperature ratio of 2 (design output is 12.5 kWe). Detail designs have been completed for the 1050 K Component Test Power Converter (CTPC). The success of these and future designs is dependent upon supporting research and technology efforts including heat pipes, gas bearings, superalloy joining technologies and high efficiency alternators. This paper also provides an update of progress in these technologies.

  13. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance

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    2011-02-22

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding sustainability program that revolves around energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. MSFC identified a problematic cooling loop with six separate compressor heat exchangers and a history of poor efficiency. The facility engineering team at MSFC partnered with Flozone Services, Incorporated to implement a comprehensive water treatment platform to improve the overall efficiency of the system.

  14. Survivable pulse power space radiator

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    Mims, J.; Buden, D.; Williams, K.

    1988-03-11

    A thermal radiator system is described for use on an outer space vehicle, which must survive a long period of nonuse and then radiate large amounts of heat for a limited period of time. The radiator includes groups of radiator panels that are pivotally connected in tandem, so that they can be moved to deployed configuration wherein the panels lie largely coplanar, and to a stowed configuration wherein the panels lie in a stack to resist micrometerorite damage. The panels are mounted on a boom which separates a hot power source from a payload. While the panels are stowed, warm fluid passes through their arteries to keep them warm enough to maintain the coolant in a liquid state and avoid embrittlement of material. The panels can be stored in a largely cylindrical shell, with panels progressively further from the boom being of progressively shorter length. 5 figs.

  15. AFFILIATIONS: CAHALAN--NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; OREOPOULOS, VRNAI, AND WEN--University

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    Robert, Pincus

    M AFFILIATIONS: CAHALAN--NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; OREOPOULOS, VÁRNAI, AND WEN--University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; MARSHAK--NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, and University of Mary- land

  16. National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's Capability Driven Roadmap

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Space Policy Goals · Energize competitive domestic industries · Expand international cooperation human and robotic initiatives · Improve space-based Earth and solar observation "NASA has a key role the solar system. · Expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. · Create

  17. Nuclear electric propulsion for future NASA space science missions

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    Yen, Chen-wan L.

    1993-07-20

    This study has been made to assess the needs, potential benefits and the applicability of early (circa year 2000) Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology in conducting NASA science missions. The study goals are: to obtain the performance characteristics of near term NEP technologies; to measure the performance potential of NEP for important OSSA missions; to compare NEP performance with that of conventional chemical propulsion; to identify key NEP system requirements; to clarify and depict the degree of importance NEP might have in advancing NASA space science goals; and to disseminate the results in a format useful to both NEP users and technology developers. This is a mission performance study and precludes investigations of multitudes of new mission operation and systems design issues attendant in a NEP flight.

  18. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Be a part of NASA at

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    Tennessee, University of

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration Be a part of NASA at DESTINATION IMAGINATION Global Finals Expo 2015! · Meet NASA engineers and scientists · Receive training from a NASA education specialist · Increase your knowledge of the Agency · Learn more about NASA and current programs · Share you

  19. Unusual Light in Dark Space Revealed by Los Alamos, NASA

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    Smidt, Joseph

    2014-11-07

    By looking at the dark spaces between visible galaxies and stars the NASA/JPL CIBER sounding rocket experiment has produced data that could redefine what constitutes a galaxy. CIBER, the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment, is designed to understand the physics going on between visible stars and galaxies. The relatively small, sub-orbital rocket unloads a camera that snaps pictures of the night sky in near-infrared wavelengths, between 1.2 and 1.6 millionth of a meter. Scientists take the data and remove all the known visible stars and galaxies and quantify what is left.

  20. Unusual Light in Dark Space Revealed by Los Alamos, NASA

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    Smidt, Joseph

    2015-01-05

    By looking at the dark spaces between visible galaxies and stars the NASA/JPL CIBER sounding rocket experiment has produced data that could redefine what constitutes a galaxy. CIBER, the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment, is designed to understand the physics going on between visible stars and galaxies. The relatively small, sub-orbital rocket unloads a camera that snaps pictures of the night sky in near-infrared wavelengths, between 1.2 and 1.6 millionth of a meter. Scientists take the data and remove all the known visible stars and galaxies and quantify what is left.

  1. 39Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Requirements OutlineRequirements Outline

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    Kortenkamp, David

    39Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center responsibility: both accept and request #12;40Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center MotivationsMotivations l Adjustable autonomy places severe requirements

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration For the first time in a generation, NASA is

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration For the first time in a generation, NASA is building NASAfacts #12;National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas

  3. NASA/TP2009213146REVISION A International Space Station

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    analysis. · CONTRACTOR REPORT. Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees

  4. Research in space-age materials takes off with support from NASA

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    Research in space-age materials takes off with support from NASA Steven Schultz Princeton NJ and reliable airplanes and spacecraft. NASA will fund the project with at least $3 million a year for up to 10 institute operated at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. In addition to conducting basic research

  5. Validation of nuclear models used in space radiation shielding applications

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    Norman, Ryan B.; Blattnig, Steve R.

    2013-01-15

    A program of verification and validation has been undertaken to assess the applicability of models to space radiation shielding applications and to track progress as these models are developed over time. In this work, simple validation metrics applicable to testing both model accuracy and consistency with experimental data are developed. The developed metrics treat experimental measurement uncertainty as an interval and are therefore applicable to cases in which epistemic uncertainty dominates the experimental data. To demonstrate the applicability of the metrics, nuclear physics models used by NASA for space radiation shielding applications are compared to an experimental database consisting of over 3600 experimental cross sections. A cumulative uncertainty metric is applied to the question of overall model accuracy, while a metric based on the median uncertainty is used to analyze the models from the perspective of model development by examining subsets of the model parameter space.

  6. OPTICAL TIMING RECEIVER FOR THE NASA SPACE-BORNE RANGING SYSTEM PART I: DUAL PEAK-SENSING TIMING DISCRIMINATOR

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    Leskovar, Branko

    2011-01-01

    1975. M. W. Fitzmaurice, NASA Ground-Based and Space-Rased Laser Ranging Systems NASA Technical Paper 1149,Timing Receiver for the NASA Laser Ranging System, Part 1:

  7. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Paradigm Shift in Design for NASA's Space Exploration

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    , given the extended life-cycle of the project, how can one architect a space exploration system implications of NASA's new space exploration initiative at the value, system architecture and vehicle levels

  8. NASA Advisory Council Space Operations Committee July 2010

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    , Technology Development Facilities, Vehicle Assembly Building, Orbiter Processing Facility · Observations to minimize boil-off Aerogels Wire insulation ­ detection and healing layer · · Collaboration between NASA

  9. Flags in Space: NASA Symbols and Flags in the U.S. Manned Space Program

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry; NASA Policy Directive (NPD)1963, p. 1, Attachment A; NASA Policy Directive THE FLAGEstablishment of the NASA Seal,” Code of Federal Regu-

  10. PPPL data may play role in first NASA space probe dedicated to...

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    data may play role in first NASA space probe dedicated to magnetic reconnection By Raphael Rosen March 30, 2015 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook The Atlas V MMS...

  11. A study of the characteristics of thunderstorm cessation at the NASA Kennedy Space Center 

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    Hinson, Michael Shawn

    1997-01-01

    A lightning summary was developed for a 100xlOO kilometer area centered at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. Spatial and temporal patterns, and first stroke peak currents were analyzed from 1986-1995, Three thunderstorms were chosen due...

  12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    aircraft 4 1 2 WIND TUNNEL TESTS H v F9DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM8 TILT ROTOR PROOF OF CONCEPT10 PROPROTORS5 blades, fuselage and its tail rotor. Those ideas and codes became CFD, which today is considered a vital and cost required for designing and testing nearly any type of aircraft. NASA-developed computer software

  13. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    for Environmental Test - 3 Construction Update #2 on New Science Building - 3 The Latest on the Lunar Reconnaissance may submit contribu- tions to the editor via e-mail at john.m.putman@nasa.gov. Ideas for new stories May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Station, on Florida's east coast. GLAST will explore the most extreme

  14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    Diversity Through Art Pg 11 #12;GoddardView Volume 1 Issue 7 October 2005 Table of Contents Inside Week - 10 Goddard Diversity Exploring Diversity Through Art - 11 Goddard Family Employee Spotlight - 12 submit contribu- tions to the editor via e-mail at alittle@pop100.gsfc.nasa.gov. Ideas for new stories

  15. NASA TM-2012-217361 Evaluating Shielding Approaches to Reduce

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA TM-2012-217361 Evaluating Shielding Approaches to Reduce Space Radiation Cancer Risks Francis A. Cucinotta NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas Myung-Hee Y. Kim U.S.R.A., Division, Texas May 2012 #12;THE NASA STI PROGRAM OFFICE . . . IN PROFILE Since its founding, NASA has been

  16. International Space Environment Conference 2001 Radiation Belt Science and Technology

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    Chan, Anthony Arthur

    International Space Environment Conference 2001 Radiation Belt Science and Technology July 23 devoted to advancing our understanding of Earth's space environment and its effects on technology-27, 2001, Queenstown, New Zealand The International Space Environment Conference 2001: Radiation Belt

  17. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    Hubble Hardware ­ 4 World Space Party Draws Hundreds to Goddard ­ 6 "Goddard Career Firsts" Panel Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters in the World's largest Class 10,000 clean room at the Goddard Space), and the Solar Dynamics Observa- tory (SDO). As we approach Goddard's fiftieth anniversary, it is appropriate

  18. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance

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    Case study details Marshall Space Flight Center's innovative technologies to improve water efficiency and cooling performance for one of its problematic cooling systems. The program saved the facility more than 800,000 gallons of water in eight months.

  19. Understanding IV&V in a Safety Critical and Complex Evolutionary Environment: The NASA Space Shuttle Program1

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    Zelkowitz, Marvin V.

    Understanding IV&V in a Safety Critical and Complex Evolutionary Environment: The NASA Space, Maryland 20740, USA +1-301-403-8971 irus@fc-md.umd.edu 1 This work has been performed as NASA Subcontract No. 93-393B-FUSA from the NASA/IVV facility in Fairmont, WV to the Fraunhofer Center, Maryland

  20. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    to the potential damage a change in magnetic flux can have on electric power grids and satellite systems. "This Weather Prediction Center to better predict the conse- quences of geomagnetic storms. These storms pose environment, resulting in even better forecasting of space weather. The magnetometer sensors and elec- tronics

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    critical technological systems such as electrical power grids, communications networks and GPS navigation's strangest space weather events. Reconfiguration of magnetic fields can release a violent burst of energy, causing solar flares, auroras and black hole jets, among other things. These events can affect many

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    Hubble Hardware ­ 4 World Space Party Draws Hundreds to Goddard ­ 6 "Goddard Career Firsts" Panel for Strategy and Development. For the past several months, she has served as the chief architect in developing), and the Solar Dynamics Observa- tory (SDO). As we approach Goddard's fiftieth anniversary, it is appropriate

  3. Transition Radiation Detector to Search for Dark Matter in Space

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    The AMS-02 Transition Radiation Detector to Search for Dark Matter in Space The AMSThe AMS--0202 Transition Radiation DetectorTransition Radiation Detector to Search for Dark Matter in Spaceto Search.it On behalf of the AMS collaboration Transition Radiation DetectorTransition Radiation Detector Transition

  4. Synchrotron Radiation Wake in Free Space

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    Stupakov, G.V.; /SLAC

    2011-08-31

    In this paper, we derive the transverse radiation force of a bunch of ultrarelativistic charged particles coherently radiating in free space assuming that the bending radius is much larger than the beam dimensions. In contrast to a similar recent study, where the authors decompose the total transverse force and find only a part that is responsible for the distortion of the beam orbit, we derive a full expression for the force and leave the issues of the beam dynamics for a separate consideration. Another approach to the calculation of the transverse force has been previously developed. In many cases considered in this paper, the calculations are extremely cumbersome; they were systematically performed with the use of symbolic engine of the computer program MATHEMATICA.

  5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (NASTRAN) H v

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    predict the flow of fluids, such as the flow of air over an aircraft's wing or fuel through a space-Today COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) H v ­ 1970s-Today H Applies also to commercial aircraft v Applies also SYSTEM (SATS) ­ 2000s 19 15 TURBO-AE CODE H v ­ 1990s www.nasa.gov #12;1. Computational Fluid Dynamics

  6. The rationale/benefits of nuclear thermal rocket propulsion for NASA's lunar space transportation system

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    Borowski, S.K.

    1994-09-01

    The solid core nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) represents the next major evolutionary step in propulsion technology. With its attractive operating characteristics, which include high specific impulse (approximately 850-1000 s) and engine thrust-to-weight (approximately 4-20), the NTR can form the basis for an efficient lunar space transportation system (LTS) capable of supporting both piloted and cargo missions. Studies conducted at the NASA Lewis Research Center indicate that an NTR-based LTS could transport a fully-fueled, cargo-laden, lunar excursion vehicle to the Moon, and return it to low Earth orbit (LEO) after mission completion, for less initial mass in LEO than an aerobraked chemical system of the type studied by NASA during its '90-Day Study.' The all-propulsive NTR-powered LTS would also be 'fully reusable' and would have a 'return payload' mass fraction of approximately 23 percent--twice that of the 'partially reusable' aerobraked chemical system. Two NTR technology options are examined--one derived from the graphite-moderated reactor concept developed by NASA and the AEC under the Rover/NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) programs, and a second concept, the Particle Bed Reactor (PBR). The paper also summarizes NASA's lunar outpost scenario, compares relative performance provided by different LTS concepts, and discusses important operational issues (e.g., reusability, engine 'end-of life' disposal, etc.) associated with using this important propulsion technology.

  7. Space Reactor Radiation Shield Design Summary, for Information

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    EC Pheil

    2006-02-17

    The purpose of this letter is to provide a summary of the Prometheus space reactor radiation shield design status at the time of program restructuring.

  8. NASA/TP-2005-213164 Managing Lunar and Mars Mission

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA/TP-2005-213164 Managing Lunar and Mars Mission Radiation Risks Part I: Cancer Risks, Uncertainties, and Shielding Effectiveness Francis A. Cucinotta NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Division Houston, Texas July 2005 #12;THE NASA STI PROGRAM OFFICE . . . IN PROFILE Since its founding, NASA

  9. A New Blackbody Radiation Law Based on Fractional Calculus and its Application to NASA COBE Data

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    Minoru Biyajima; Takuya Mizoguchi; Naomichi Suzuki

    2015-08-20

    By applying fractional calculus to the equation proposed by M. Planck in 1900, we obtain a new blackbody radiation law described by a Mittag-Leffler (ML) function. We have analyzed NASA COBE data by means of a non-extensive formula with a parameter $(q-1)$, a formula proposed by Ertik et al. with a fractional parameter $(\\alpha-1)$, and our new formula including a parameter $(p-1)$, as well as the Bose-Einstein distribution with a dimensionless chemical potential $\\mu$. It can be said that one role of the fractional parameter $(p-1)$ is almost the same as that of chemical potential $(\\mu)$ as well as that of the parameter $(q-1)$ in the non-extensive approach.

  10. Status of experimental data base development relevant to space radiation transport and protection

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    Heilbronn, Lawrence H.; Guetersloh, Stephen; Zeitlin, Cary; Miller, Jack

    2004-01-01

    in regards to radiation protection. Thus far, analysis hasto space radiation transport and protection L. Heilbronn, S.

  11. AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for NASA Stennis Space Center

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    Schey, Stephen; Francfort, Jim

    2015-05-01

    Federal agencies are mandated to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, increase consumption of alternative fuels, and reduce petroleum consumption. Available plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) provide an attractive option in the selection of alternative fuel vehicles. PEVs, which consist of both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), have significant advantages over internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in terms of energy efficiency, reduced petroleum consumption, and reduced production of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and they provide performance benefits with quieter, smoother operation. This study intended to evaluate the extent to which NASA Stennis Space Center (Stennis) could convert part or all of their fleet of vehicles from petroleum-fueled vehicles to PEVs.

  12. Heat pipe technology development for high temperature space radiator applications

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    Merrigan, M.A.; Keddy, E.S.; Sena, J.T.; Elder, M.G.

    1984-01-01

    Technology requirements for heat pipe radiators, potentially among the lightest weight systems for space power applications, include flexible elements, and improved specific radiator performance(kg/kW). For these applications a flexible heat pipe capable of continuous operation through an angle of 180/sup 0/ has been demonstrated. The effect of bend angle on the heat pipe temperature distribution is reviewed. An analysis of lightweight membrane heat pipe radiators that use surface tension forces for fluid containment has been conducted. The design analysis of these lightweight heat pipes is described and a potential application in heat rejection systems for space nuclear power plants outlined.

  13. The radiation protection problems of high altitude and space flight

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    Fry, R.J.M.

    1993-04-01

    This paper considers the radiation environment in aircraft at high altitudes and spacecraft in low earth orbit and in deep space and the factors that influence the dose equivalents. Altitude, latitude and solar cycle are the major influences for flights below the radiation belts. In deep space, solar cycle and the occurrence of solar particle events are the factors of influence. The major radiation effects of concern are cancer and infertility in males. In high altitude aircraft the radiation consists mainly of protons and neutrons, with neutrons contributing about half the equivalent dose. The average dose rate at altitudes of transcontinental flights that approach the polar regions are greater by a factor of about 2.5 than on routes at low latitudes. Current estimates of does to air crews suggest they are well within the ICRP (1990) recommended dose limits for radiation workers.

  14. The radiation protection problems of high altitude and space flight

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    Fry, R.J.M.

    1993-01-01

    This paper considers the radiation environment in aircraft at high altitudes and spacecraft in low earth orbit and in deep space and the factors that influence the dose equivalents. Altitude, latitude and solar cycle are the major influences for flights below the radiation belts. In deep space, solar cycle and the occurrence of solar particle events are the factors of influence. The major radiation effects of concern are cancer and infertility in males. In high altitude aircraft the radiation consists mainly of protons and neutrons, with neutrons contributing about half the equivalent dose. The average dose rate at altitudes of transcontinental flights that approach the polar regions are greater by a factor of about 2.5 than on routes at low latitudes. Current estimates of does to air crews suggest they are well within the ICRP (1990) recommended dose limits for radiation workers.

  15. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance: Best Management Practice Case Study #10: Cooling Towers (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2011-02-01

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding sustainability program that revolves around energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. MSFC identified a problematic cooling loop with six separate compressor heat exchangers and a history of poor efficiency. The facility engineering team at MSFC partnered with Flozone Services, Incorporated to implement a comprehensive water treatment platform to improve the overall efficiency of the system.

  16. National Aeronautics and Space Administration eospso.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/sgb.pdf

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    .nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76674 The "Hole" Story About Earth's Ozone. Why Should You Care? Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen

  17. Space Radiation and Cataracts (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)

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    Blakely, Eleanor

    2011-04-28

    Summer Lecture Series 2009: Eleanor Blakely, radiation biologist of the Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been a scientist at Berkeley Lab since 1975. She is studying the effect of radiation on cataracts which concerns not only cancer patients, but also astronauts. As astronauts spend increasingly longer time in space, the effects of cosmic radiation exposure will become an increasingly important health issue- yet there is little human data on these effects. Blakely reviews this emerging field and the contributions made at Berkeley Lab

  18. Y-12 to help create fuel for NASA's long-range space exploration...

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    with NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, to support the design of a small nuclear-powered reactor with potential to lead to small fission power reactors for future...

  19. Overview of NASA Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine technology activities applicable to space power systems

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1987-01-01

    An overview is presented of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine activities directed toward space-power application. One of the major elements of the program is the development of advanced power conversion concepts of which the Stirling cycle is a viable candidate. Under this program the research findings of the 25 kWe opposed-piston Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) are presented. Included in the SPDE discussion are initial differences between predicted and experimental power outputs and power output influenced by variations in regenerators. Projections are made for future space-power requirements over the next few decades. A cursory comparison is presented showing the mass benefits that a Stirling system has over a Brayton system for the same peak temperature and output power.

  20. Geosynchronous orbit determination using space surveillance network observations and improved radiative force modeling

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    Lyon, Richard Harry, 1981-

    2004-01-01

    Correct modeling of the space environment, including radiative forces, is an important aspect of space situational awareness for geostationary (GEO) spacecraft. Solar radiation pressure has traditionally been modeled using ...

  1. NASA's New Spacecraft: Orion The Orion spacecraft will launch aboard the Space Launch System

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    ) 1 2 3 54 Fold each solar panel in half and tape together. Tape the 4 solar panels to the inside;www.nasa.gov NP-2014-06-1004-HQ 44 45 44 45 49 50 #12;46 46 #12;44 45 44 45 46 46 SOLAR PANEL SOLAR experiments and cargo. The Orion and SLS will take astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before

  2. Ban on US–China space-program ties means missed opportunities for NASA

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    Kramer, David

    2013-12-15

    Sino-US cooperation could stretch budgets and benefit both countries in space science and human flight.

  3. The AMS-02 Transition Radiation Detector to Search for Dark Matter in Space

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    The AMS-02 Transition Radiation Detector to Search for Dark Matter in Space Francesca Bucci) to measure the primary cosmic rays spectrum in space. A Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) will provide in the energy range of interest. Index Terms-- Transition radiation detector, straw tubes, gas gain, dark matter

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA is committed to human spaceflight beyond

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    the Earth's surface, more than 15 times farther than the International Space Station's orbital position built and operated by United Launch Alliance. While this launch vehicle will provide sufficient lift

  5. Discovery of Water Maser Emission in Eight AGN with 70-m Antennas of NASA's Deep Space Network

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    P. T. Kondratko; L. J. Greenhill; J. M. Moran; J. E. J. Lovell; T. B. H. Kuiper; D. L. Jauncey; L. B. Cameron; J. F. Gomez; C. Garcia-Miro; E. Moll; I. de Gregorio-Monsalvo; E. Jimenez-Bailon

    2005-10-31

    We report the discovery of water maser emission in eight active galactic nuclei (AGN) with the 70-m NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) antennas at Tidbinbilla, Australia and Robledo, Spain. The positions of the newly discovered masers, measured with the VLA, are consistent with the optical positions of the host nuclei to within 1 sigma (0.3 arcsec radio and 1.3 arcsec optical) and most likely mark the locations of the embedded central engines. The spectra of two sources, NGC 3393 and NGC 5495, display the characteristic spectral signature of emission from an edge-on accretion disk, with orbital velocities of ~600 and ~400 km s^-1, respectively. In a survey with DSN facilities of 630 AGN selected from the NASA Extragalactic Database, we have discovered a total of 15 water maser sources. The resulting incidence rate of maser emission among nearby (v_sys < 7000 km s^-1) Seyfert 1.8-2.0 and LINER systems is ~10 percent for a typical rms noise level of ~14 mJy over 1.3 km s^-1 spectral channels. As a result of this work, the number of nearby AGN (v_sys < 7000 km s^-1) observed with <20 mJy rms noise has increased from 130 to 449.

  6. Cloudy Skies W. Wiscombe and A. Davis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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  7. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Saves Water With High-Efficiency Toilet and Urinal Program: Best Management Practice Case Study #6 - Toilets and Urinals (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2011-02-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding, successful sustainability program that focuses on energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. Because MSFC was built in the 1960s, most of the buildings house outdated, inefficient restroom fixtures. The facility engineering team at MSFC developed an innovative efficiency model for replacing these older toilets and urinals.

  8. Space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers

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    Britton, Jr.; Charles L. (Alcoa, TN); Buckner, Mark A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bryan, William L. (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-04-26

    Methods and apparatus are described for space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers. A method includes in situ polling a suite of passive integrating ionizing radiation sensors including reading-out dosimetric data from a first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and a second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor, where the first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and the second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor remain situated where the dosimetric data was integrated while reading-out. Another method includes arranging a plurality of ionizing radiation sensors in a spatially dispersed array; determining a relative position of each of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors to define a volume of interest; collecting ionizing radiation data from at least a subset of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors; and triggering an alarm condition when a dose level of an ionizing radiation source is calculated to exceed a threshold.

  9. Space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers

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    Britton, Jr., Charles L. (Alcoa, TN); Buckner, Mark A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bryan, William L. (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-05-03

    Methods and apparatus are described for space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers. A method includes insitu polling a suite of passive integrating ionizing radiation sensors including reading-out dosimetric data from a first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and a second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor, where the first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and the second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor remain situated where the dosimetric data was integrated while reading-out. Another method includes arranging a plurality of ionizing radiation sensors in a spatially dispersed array; determining a relative position of each of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors to define a volume of interest; collecting ionizing radiation data from at least a subset of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors; and triggering an alarm condition when a dose level of an ionizing radiation source is calculated to exceed a threshold.

  10. MACHINE LEARNING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SOURCES OF IONIZING RADIATION DURING SPACE MISSIONS

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    Vilalta, Ricardo

    , pixel de- tector, radiation dosimeter. 1. INTRODUCTION While recent advances in hardware technology promise a major step forward in the development of active portable space radiation dosimeters, little. Coupling radiation dosimeter hard- ware with machine learning tools has the potential to greatly improve

  11. Nasa Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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  12. A Cryogenic Space Telescope for Far-Infrared Astrophysics: A Vision for NASA in the 2020 Decade

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    Bradford, C M; Bolatto, A; Armus, L; Bauer, J; Appleton, P; Cooray, A; Casey, C; Dale, D; Uzgil, B; Aguirre, J; Smith, J D; Sheth, K; Murphy, E J; McKenney, C; Holmes, W; Rizzo, M; Bergin, E; Stacey, G

    2015-01-01

    Many of the transformative processes in the Universe have taken place in regions obscured by dust, and are best studied with far-IR spectroscopy. We present the Cryogenic-Aperture Large Infrared-Submillimeter Telescope Observatory (CALISTO), a 5-meter class, space-borne telescope actively cooled to 4 K, emphasizing moderate-resolution spectroscopy in the crucial 35 to 600 micron band. CALISTO will enable NASA and the world to study the rise of heavy elements in the Universe's first billion years, chart star formation and black hole growth in dust-obscured galaxies through cosmic time, and conduct a census of forming planetary systems in our region of the Galaxy. CALISTO will capitalize on rapid progress in both format and sensitivity of far-IR detectors. Arrays with a total count of a few 100,000 detector pixels will form the heart of a suite of imaging spectrometers in which each detector reaches the photon background limit. This document contains a large overview paper on CALISTO, as well as six 2-3 page sc...

  13. NASA CR-187041 DESIGN PROGRAM

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA CR- 187041 ADVANCED DESIGN PROGRAM Proceedings of the 6 t h Annual Summer Conference University Advanced Design Program Hosted by NASA Lewis Research Center June I 1-15,1990 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;NASA

  14. NASA/CP-2010-216215 Proceedings of the Second NASA Formal

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    Muñoz, César A.

    April 2010 NASA/CP-2010-216215 Proceedings of the Second NASA Formal Methods Symposium Edited by César Muñoz NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA

  15. Space radiation-induced bystander signaling in 2D and 3D skin tissue models

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    Lumpkins, Sarah B

    2012-01-01

    Space radiation poses a significant hazard to astronauts on long-duration missions, and the low fluences of charged particles characteristic of this field suggest that bystander effects, the phenomenon in which a greater ...

  16. Radial distributions of equatorial phase space density for outer radiation belt electrons

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Radial distributions of equatorial phase space density for outer radiation belt electrons D. L throughout the outer radiation belt using data from the Solid State Telescopes on THEMIS-D. We estimate for the relativistic and non-relativistic populations. Specifically, the PSD distribution of outer belt relativistic

  17. NASA Launches Next-Generation Communications Satellite

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    Christian, Eric

    .nasa.gov Volume 9 Issue 1 February 2013 #12;T he first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Space Launch Complex-41. After a three-month test phase, NASA will accept the spacecraft for additional rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS

  18. The All Terrain Bio nano Gear for Space Radiation Detection System

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    The All Terrain Bio nano Gear for Space Radiation Detection System Ajay Ummat, Constantinos in real-time while an astronaut is in the mission. All Terrain Bio-nano (ATB) gear system is one the current or any other future space suits. The proposed All Terrain Bio nano (ATB) gear is one such concept

  19. Paranicas et al.: Europa's Radiation Environment 529 Europa's Radiation Environment and Its Effects on the Surface

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    Johnson, Robert E.

    Paranicas et al.: Europa's Radiation Environment 529 529 Europa's Radiation Environment and Its of Technology R. E. Johnson University of Virginia S. J. Sturner NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland Baltimore County Europa's orbit in the radiation environment of Jupiter is reviewed

  20. Investigation of Natural and Man-Made Radiation Effects on Crews on Long Duration Space Missions. Final report

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    Bolch, W.E.; Parlos, A.

    1996-02-01

    Over the past several years, NASA has studied a variety of mission scenarios designed to establish a permanent human presence on the surface of Mars. Nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) is one of the possible elements in this program. During the initial stages of vehicle design work, careful consideration must be given to not only the shielding requirements of natural space radiation, but to the shielding and configuration requirements of the on-board reactors. In this work, the radiation transport code MCNP has been used to make initial estimates of crew exposures to reactor radiation fields for a specific manned NEP vehicle design. In this design, three 25 MW(sub th), scaled SP-100-class reactors are shielded by three identical shields. Each shield has layers of beryllium, tungsten, and lithium hydride between the reactor and the crew compartment. Separate calculations are made of both the exiting neutron and gamma fluxes from the reactors during beginning-of-life, full-power operation. This data is then used as the source terms for particle transport in MCNP. The total gamma and neutron fluxes exiting the reactor shields are recorded and separate transport calculations are then performed for a 10 g/sq cm crew compartment aluminum thickness. Estimates of crew exposures have been assessed for various thicknesses of the shield tungsten and lithium hydride layers. A minimal tungsten thickness of 20 cm is required to shield the reactor photons below the 0.05 Sv/y man-made radiation limit. In addition to a 20-cm thick tungsten layer, a 40-cm thick lithium hydride layer is required to shield the reactor neutrons below the annual limit. If the tungsten layer is 30-cm thick, the lithium hydride layer should be at least 30-cm thick. These estimates do not take into account the photons generated by neutron interactions inside the shield because the MCNP neutron cross sections did not allow reliable estimates of photon production in these materials.

  1. Parylene-based active micro space radiator with thermal contact switch

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    Ueno, Ai; Suzuki, Yuji [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

    2014-03-03

    Thermal management is crucial for highly functional spacecrafts exposed to large fluctuations of internal heat dissipation and/or thermal boundary conditions. Since thermal radiation is the only means for heat removal, effective control of radiation is required for advanced space missions. In the present study, a MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) active radiator using the contact resistance change has been proposed. Unlike previous bulky thermal louvers/shutters, higher fill factor can be accomplished with an array of electrostatically driven micro diaphragms suspended with polymer tethers. With an early prototype developed with parylene MEMS technologies, radiation heat flux enhancement up to 42% has been achieved.

  2. Web-based description of the space radiation environment using the Bethe-Bloch model

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    Cazzola, Emanuele; Lapenta, Giovanni

    2015-01-01

    Space weather is a rapidly growing area not only in scientific and engineering applications but also in physics education and in the interest of the public. We focus especially on space radiation and its impact on space exploration. The topic is highly interdisciplinary bringing together fundamental concepts of nuclear physics with aspects of radiation protection and space science. We present a new approach to presenting the topic by developing a web-based tool that combines some of the fundamental concepts from these two fields in a single tool that can be developed in the context of advanced secondary or undergraduate university education. We present DREADCode, an outreach or teaching tool to asses rapidly the current conditions of the radiation field in space. DREADCode uses the available data feeds from a number of ongoing space missions to produce a first order approximation of the dose an astronaut would receive during a mission of exploration in deep space. DREADcode is based on a intuitive GUI interfa...

  3. The Los Alamos dynamic radiation environment assimilation model (DREAM) for space weather specification and forecasting

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Friedel, Reiner H W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chen, Yue [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Koller, Josef [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Henderson, Michael G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    The Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM) was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to assess, quantify, and predict the hazards from the natural space environment and the anthropogenic environment produced by high altitude nuclear explosions (HANE). DREAM was initially developed as a basic research activity to understand and predict the dynamics of the Earth's Van Allen radiation belts. It uses Kalman filter techniques to assimilate data from space environment instruments with a physics-based model of the radiation belts. DREAM can assimilate data from a variety of types of instruments and data with various levels of resolution and fidelity by assigning appropriate uncertainties to the observations. Data from any spacecraft orbit can be assimilated but DREAM was designed to function with as few as two spacecraft inputs: one from geosynchronous orbit and one from GPS orbit. With those inputs, DREAM can be used to predict the environment at any satellite in any orbit whether space environment data are available in those orbits or not. Even with very limited data input and relatively simple physics models, DREAM specifies the space environment in the radiation belts to a high level of accuracy. DREAM has been extensively tested and evaluated as we transition from research to operations. We report here on one set of test results in which we predict the environment in a highly-elliptical polar orbit. We also discuss long-duration reanalysis for spacecraft design, using DREAM for real-time operations, and prospects for 1-week forecasts of the radiation belt environment.

  4. Energy of gravitational radiation in plane-symmetric space-times

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    Sean A. Hayward

    2008-05-19

    Gravitational radiation in plane-symmetric space-times can be encoded in a complex potential, satisfying a non-linear wave equation. An effective energy tensor for the radiation is given, taking a scalar-field form in terms of the potential, entering the field equations in the same way as the matter energy tensor. It reduces to the Isaacson energy tensor in the linearized, high-frequency approximation. An energy conservation equation is derived for a quasi-local energy, essentially the Hawking energy. A transverse pressure exerted by interacting low-frequency gravitational radiation is predicted.

  5. Combining NASA/JPL One-Way Optical-Fiber Light-Speed Data with Spacecraft Earth-Flyby Doppler-Shift Data to Characterise 3-Space Flow

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    Reginald T Cahill

    2009-07-22

    We combine data from two high precision NASA/JPL experiments: (i) the one-way speed of light experiment using optical fibers: Krisher T.P., Maleki L., Lutes G.F., Primas L.E., Logan R.T., Anderson J.D. and Will C.M., Phys. Rev. D, vol 42, 731-734, 1990, and (ii) the spacecraft earth-flyby doppler shift data: Anderson J.D., Campbell J.K., Ekelund J.E., Ellis J. and Jordan J.F., Phys. Rev. Lett., vol 100, 091102, 2008, to give the solar-system galactic 3-space average speed of 486km/s in the direction RA=4.29hrs, Dec=-75.0deg. Turbulence effects (gravitational waves) are also evident. Data also reveals the 30km/s orbital speed of the earth and the sun inflow component at 1AU of 42km/s and also 615km/s near the sun, and for the first time, experimental measurement of the 3-space 11.2km/s inflow of the earth. The NASA/JPL data is in remarkable agreement with that determined in other light speed anisotropy experiments, such as Michelson-Morley (1887), Miller (1933), Torr and Kolen (1981), DeWitte (1991), Cahill (2006), Munera (2007), Cahill and Stokes (2008) and Cahill (2009).

  6. NASA/TM2009215726 Formally Verified Practical

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/TM­2009­215726 Formally Verified Practical Algorithms For Recovery From Loss of Separation of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia June 2009 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific

  7. Radiation Center Space Allocation Policy This document presents a policy to establish criteria and procedures for both laboratory and

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    1 Radiation Center Space Allocation Policy This document presents a policy to establish criteria the Radiation Center and the Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics (NERHP), Chemistry with designated representatives of NERHP, Physics, and Chemistry. Assignment of new Resident or Temporary Program

  8. Dear Prospective NASA EPSCoR Researchers: The NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice is released each year on the NASA NSPIRES

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    Dear Prospective NASA EPSCoR Researchers: The NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice is released each year on the NASA NSPIRES web site. The timing of this release is highly variable, so please check the NASA website frequently for updates. The Hawaii Space Grant Consortium (HSGC) is required by NASA

  9. Simulation of a cascaded longitudinal space charge amplifier for broadband radiation production using a superconducting linac

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    Halavanau, A

    2015-01-01

    Longitudinal space charge (LSC) effects are generally considered as harmful in free-electron lasers as they can seed unfavorable energy modulations that can result in density modulations with associated emittance dilution. It was pointed out, however, that such "micro-bunching instabilities'' could be potentially useful to support the generation of broadband coherent radiation. Therefore there has been an increasing interest in devising accelerator beam lines capable of controlling LSC induced density modulations. In the present paper we augment these previous investigations by combining a grid-less space charge algorithm with the popular particle-tracking program {\\sc elegant}. This high-fidelity model of the space charge is used to benchmark conventional LSC models. We finally employ the developed model to optimize the performance of a cascaded longitudinal space charge amplifier using beam parameters comparable to the ones achievable at Fermilab Accelerator Science \\& Technology (FAST) facility current...

  10. State-Space Realization of the Wave-Radiation Force within FAST: Preprint

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    Duarte, T.; Sarmento, A.; Alves, M.; Jonkman, J.

    2013-06-01

    Several methods have been proposed in the literature to find a state-space model for the wave-radiation forces. In this paper, four methods were compared, two in the frequency domain and two in the time domain. The frequency-response function and the impulse response of the resulting state-space models were compared against the ones derived by the numerical code WAMIT. The implementation of the state-space module within the FAST offshore wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool was verified, comparing the results against the previously implemented numerical convolution method. The results agreed between the two methods, with a significant reduction in required computational time when using the state-space module.

  11. A computational approach for hypersonic nonequilibrium radiation utilizing space partition algorithm and Gauss quadrature

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    Shang, J.S. [Wright State University, Dayton, OH (United States); Andrienko, D.A. [Wright State University, Dayton, OH (United States); Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Moscow, 119526 (Russian Federation); Huang, P.G. [Wright State University, Dayton, OH (United States); Surzhikov, S.T. [Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Moscow, 119526 (Russian Federation)

    2014-06-01

    An efficient computational capability for nonequilibrium radiation simulation via the ray tracing technique has been accomplished. The radiative rate equation is iteratively coupled with the aerodynamic conservation laws including nonequilibrium chemical and chemical–physical kinetic models. The spectral properties along tracing rays are determined by a space partition algorithm of the nearest neighbor search process, and the numerical accuracy is further enhanced by a local resolution refinement using the Gauss–Lobatto polynomial. The interdisciplinary governing equations are solved by an implicit delta formulation through the diminishing residual approach. The axisymmetric radiating flow fields over the reentry RAM-CII probe have been simulated and verified with flight data and previous solutions by traditional methods. A computational efficiency gain nearly forty times is realized over that of the existing simulation procedures.

  12. OPTICAL TIMING RECEIVER FOR THE NASA SPACEBORNE RANGING SYSTEM, PART II: HIGH PRECISION EVENT-TIMING DIGITIZER

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    Leskovar, B.

    2011-01-01

    1975. M. W. Fitzmaurice, NASA Ground-Based and Space-Based Laser Ranging Systems NASA Technical Paper 1149,Bandwidth Photomultipliers, NASA Technical Memorandum 72028,

  13. Three NASA Application Domains for Integrated Planning, Scheduling and Execution

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Three NASA Application Domains for Integrated Planning, Scheduling and Execution David Kortenkamp. NASA Johnson Space Center { ER2 Houston, TX 77058 kortenkamp@jsc.nasa.gov Abstract This paper describes three application domains for in- tegrating planning, scheduling and execution at NASA Johnson Space

  14. Space radiation environment impacts on high power amplifiers and solar cells on-board geostationary communications satellites

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    Lohmeyer, Whitney Quinne

    2015-01-01

    Communications satellite operators maintain archives of component telemetry to monitor system function. Operators generally do not typically use the telemetry data for scientific analysis of the space radiation environment ...

  15. August 2002 NASA/TM--2002211612

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    Richardson, John

    August 2002 NASA/TM--2002­211612 Pickup Ions at Dione and Enceladus E. Sittler, R.E. Johnson, S. Jurac, J. Richardson, M. McGrath, F. Crary, D. Young, and J.E. Nordholt #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  16. NASA Launches Next-Generation Communications Satellite

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA Launches Next-Generation Communications Satellite Pg 3 Triumph Over Tragedy: Columbia's Last Mission Pg 6 Goddard Day of Remembrance Pg 9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 9 Issue 1 February 2013 #12;T he first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay

  17. Electro-Optical Sensing Apparatus and Method for Characterizing Free-Space Electromagnetic Radiation

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    Zhang, Xi-Cheng; Libelo, Louis Francis; Wu, Qi

    1999-09-14

    Apparatus and methods for characterizing free-space electromagnetic energy, and in particular, apparatus/method suitable for real-time two-dimensional far-infrared imaging applications are presented. The sensing technique is based on a non-linear coupling between a low-frequency electric field and a laser beam in an electro-optic crystal. In addition to a practical counter-propagating sensing technique, a co-linear approach is described which provides longer radiated field--optical beam interaction length, thereby making imaging applications practical.

  18. Applications of Robust, Radiation Hard AlGaN Optoelectronic Devices in Space Exploration and High Energy Density Physics

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    Sun, K.

    2011-05-04

    This slide show presents: space exploration applications; high energy density physics applications; UV LED and photodiode radiation hardness; UV LED and photodiode space qualification; UV LED AC charge management; and UV LED satellite payload instruments. A UV LED satellite will be launched 2nd half 2012.

  19. Reanalysis of Radiation Belt Electron Phase Space Density using the UCLA 1-D VERB code and Kalman filtering: Sensitivity to assumed

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    Ghil, Michael

    Reanalysis of Radiation Belt Electron Phase Space Density using the UCLA 1-D VERB code and Kalman of improving current radiation belt models and achieving predictive capabilities. In the future data of radiation belt electron phase space density using the VERB code and a Kalman filter to the assumed location

  20. October 2010 NASA/CR2010-216861

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    October 2010 NASA/CR­2010-216861 Optimizing Air Transportation Service to Metroplex Airports Part Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical

  1. February 2013 NASA/TM2013-217969

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    Maddalon, Jeffrey M.

    February 2013 NASA/TM­2013-217969 Perspectives on Unmanned Aircraft Classification for Civil, Poquoson, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program

  2. NASA/TP--2006214434 Examination of the Armagh Observatory

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    NASA/TP--2006­214434 Examination of the Armagh Observatory Annual Mean Temperature Record, 1844, Alabama July 2006 #12;The NASA STI Program Office...in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program

  3. NASA/TP--2006214196 Haughton-Mars Project Expedition 2005

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    NASA/TP--2006­214196 Haughton-Mars Project Expedition 2005 Final Report Prof. Olivier de Weck: Press F1 key (Windows) or Help key (Mac) for help January 2006 #12;NASA STI Program ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA

  4. October 2008 NASA/TM-2008-215356

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    October 2008 NASA/TM-2008-215356 A Formal Framework for the Analysis of Algorithms That Recover National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA

  5. October 2010 NASA/CR2010-216860

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    October 2010 NASA/CR­2010-216860 Optimizing Air Transportation Service to Metroplex Airports Part 1;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program plays a key part

  6. November 2007 NASA/TM-2007-215088

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    November 2007 NASA/TM-2007-215088 The ANMLite Language and Logic for Specifying Planning Problems National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA

  7. November 2006 NASA/TM-2006-214518

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    Muñoz, César A.

    November 2006 NASA/TM-2006-214518 An Abstract Plan Preparation Language Ricky W. Butler Langley;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program

  8. February 2013 NASA/TM-2013-217804

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    February 2013 NASA/TM-2013-217804 The Simplified Aircraft-Based Paired Approach with the ALAS Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information

  9. August 2014 NASA/TM-2014-218511

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    Maddalon, Jeffrey M.

    August 2014 NASA/TM-2014-218511 A Review of Current and Prospective Factors for Classification. Verstynen Whirlwind Engineering LLC, Poquoson, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific

  10. October 2006 NASA/CR-2006-214298

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    Muñoz, César A.

    October 2006 NASA/CR-2006-214298 NIA Report No. 2006-01 A High-Level Formalization of Floating of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical

  11. NASA/TM2014218280 Analysis of Well-Clear Boundary

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/TM­2014­218280 Analysis of Well-Clear Boundary Models for the Integration of UAS in the NAS Research Center, Hampton, Virginia June 2014 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific

  12. January 2014 NASA/TM2014-218155

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    Muñoz, César A.

    January 2014 NASA/TM­2014-218155 A Well-Clear Volume Based on Time to Entry Point Anthony J Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information

  13. February 2007 NASA/TM-2007-214539

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    Maddalon, Jeffrey M.

    February 2007 NASA/TM-2007-214539 Preliminary Considerations for Classifying Hazards of Unmanned NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office plays a key

  14. February 2008 NASA/TM-2008-215108

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    February 2008 NASA/TM-2008-215108 A Primer on Architectural Level Fault Tolerance Ricky W. Butler Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific

  15. November 2014 NASA/TM2014-218548

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    Muñoz, César A.

    November 2014 NASA/TM­2014-218548 A Formally-Verified Decision Procedure for Univariate Polynomial, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program

  16. Performance of a radiatively cooled system for quantum optomechanical experiments in space

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    Pilan-Zanoni, André; Johann, Ulrich; Aspelmeyer, Markus; Kaltenbaek, Rainer; Hechenblaikner, Gerald

    2015-01-01

    The performance of a radiatively cooled instrument is investigated in the context of optomechanical quantum experiments, where the environment of a macroscopic particle in a quantum-superposition has to be cooled to less than 20\\,K in deep space. A heat-transfer analysis between the components of the instrument as well as a transfer-function analysis on thermal oscillations induced by the spacecraft interior and by dissipative sources is performed. The thermal behaviour of the instrument in an orbit around a Lagrangian point and in a highly elliptical Earth orbit is discussed. Finally, we investigate further possible design improvements aiming at lower temperatures of the environment of the macroscopic particle. These include a mirror-based design of the imaging system on the optical bench and the extension of the heat shields.

  17. Cosmological consequences of classical flavor-space locked gauge field radiation

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    Jannis Bielefeld; Robert R. Caldwell

    2015-05-28

    We propose a classical SU(2) gauge field in a flavor-space locked configuration as a species of radiation in the early universe, and show that it would have a significant imprint on a primordial stochastic gravitational wave spectrum. In the flavor-space locked configuration, the electric and magnetic fields of each flavor are parallel and mutually orthogonal to other flavors, with isotropic and homogeneous stress-energy. Due to the non-Abelian coupling, the gauge field breaks the symmetry between left- and right-circularly polarized gravitational waves. This broken chiral symmetry results in a unique signal: non-zero cross correlation of the cosmic microwave background temperature and polarization, $TB$ and $EB$, both of which should be zero in the standard, chiral symmetric case. We forecast the ability of current and future CMB experiments to constrain this model. Furthermore, a wide range of behavior is shown to emerge, depending on the gauge field coupling, abundance, and allocation into electric and magnetic field energy density. The fluctuation power of primordial gravitational waves oscillates back and forth into fluctuations of the gauge field. In certain cases, the gravitational wave spectrum is shown to be suppressed or amplified by up to an order of magnitude depending on the initial conditions of the gauge field.

  18. NASA/CR2004208938 Lunar Receiving Laboratory Project History

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA/CR­2004­208938 Lunar Receiving Laboratory Project History Susan Mangus Muskingum College New Concord, Ohio William Larsen Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas June 2004 #12;THE NASA STI PROGRAM OFFICE . . . IN PROFILE Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  19. Radial gradients of phase space density of the outer radiation belt electrons prior to sudden solar wind pressure enhancements

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    Li, Xinlin

    PSD radial gradient at and beyond GEO prior to a sudden solar wind pressure impact based on the fact by a sudden solar wind pressure enhancement, dayside trapped electrons are transported radially inwards), Radial gradients of phase space density of the outer radiation belt electrons prior to sudden solar wind

  20. An Assessment of the Space Radiation Environment in a Near Equatorial Low Earth Orbit Based on Razaksat-1 Satellite

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    Suparta, Wayan

    2015-01-01

    The Malaysian satellite RazakSAT-1 was designed to operate in a near-equatorial orbit (NEqO) and low earth orbit (LEO). However, after one year of operation in 2010, communication to the satellite was lost. This study attempted to identify whether space radiation sources could have caused the communication loss by comparing RazakSAT-1 with two functional satellites. Data on galactic cosmic rays (GCR), trapped protons, trapped electrons, and solar energetic particles (SEPs) obtained from Space Environment Information System (SPENVIS) was analyzed.

  1. NASA Conference Publication 3017 Report of the

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Proceedings of a workshop cosponsored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy to 30, 1987, to begin a joint public/private assessment of new technology requirements of future space of Aeronautics and Space Technology NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Department of Energy Los Alamos National

  2. NASA, Orbital Launch Antares Rocket Hearing a Speck of Dirt

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA, Orbital Launch Antares Rocket Pg 3 Hearing a Speck of Dirt Pg 4 Experiment Examining a SLICE of the Interstellar Medium Pg 9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 9 Issue 5 May 2013. "Today's successful test marks another significant milestone in NASA's plan to rely on American companies

  3. October 2004 NASA/TM-2004-213279

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    October 2004 NASA/TM-2004-213279 Formalization of the Integral Calculus in the PVS Theorem Prover Ricky W. Butler Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  4. NASA/TM2010216190 A General Algorithm for Reusing Krylov

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    Vuik, Kees

    NASA/TM­2010­216190 A General Algorithm for Reusing Krylov Subspace Information. I. Unsteady Navier, and Hester Bijl Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands January 2010 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  5. November 2013 NASA/TM2013-218055

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    November 2013 NASA/TM­2013-218055 A Turn-Projected State-Based Conflict Resolution Algorithm Ricky W. Butler and Timothy A. Lewis Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  6. NASA/TP2004213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/TP­2004­213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict Resolution and Recovery Algorithm Jeffrey~noz National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia April 2004 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  7. NASA/TP2011217067 State-Based Implicit Coordination

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    Narkawicz, Anthony J.

    NASA/TP­2011­217067 State-Based Implicit Coordination and Applications Anthony J. Narkawicz and C´esar A. Mu~noz Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia March 2011 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  8. November 2007 NASA/TM-2007-215089

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    Muñoz, César A.

    November 2007 NASA/TM-2007-215089 Solving the AI Planning + Scheduling Problem Using Model Checking. Siminiceanu National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  9. NASA/TM2010216862 A Criteria Standard for Conflict

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    Narkawicz, Anthony J.

    NASA/TM­2010­216862 A Criteria Standard for Conflict Resolution: A Vision for Guaranteeing, and George Hagen Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia October 2010 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  10. NASA/TM2010216857 Time of Closest Approach in

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    Narkawicz, Anthony J.

    NASA/TM­2010­216857 Time of Closest Approach in Three-Dimensional Airspace C´esar A. Mu~noz and Anthony J. Narkawicz Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia October 2010 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  11. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Agency Introduction: The FY 2012 budget request for NASA is $18.7 billion, the FY 2010 enacted

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    research and test expertise, scientists and engineers also work in partnership with academic institutions centers with over 4.5 million square feet of space including test, manufacturing and research facilities on the Ares I launch vehicle, into the development of a new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System

  12. Developing a risk management "flight simulator" for manned space programs : a user interface to a system dynamic simulation of system safety at NASA

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    Friedenthal, Stephen R. (Stephen Roger)

    2006-01-01

    Simulators are a staple of any engineering project and manned space flight in particular. From pilot and crew training to maintenance and emergency repairs, very little is done without it first being thoroughly practiced ...

  13. THE AMS-02 TRANSITION RADIATION DETECTOR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a large experiment in the International Space Station (ISS is presented 1. Introduction The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is an experiment which will be mounted composite/aluminum honeycomb octagonal support, fixed by an M-structure to the AMS-02 magnet flange. A space

  14. Electro-optical and Magneto-optical Sensing Apparatus and Method for Characterizing Free-space Electromagnetic Radiation

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    Zhang, Xi-Cheng; Riordan, Jenifer Ann; Sun, Feng-Guo

    2000-08-29

    Apparatus and methods for characterizing free-space electromagnetic energy, and in particular, apparatus/method suitable for real-time two-dimensional far-infrared imaging applications are presented. The sensing technique is based on a non-linear coupling between a low-frequency electric (or magnetic) field and a laser beam in an electro-optic (or magnetic-optic) crystal. In addition to a practical counter-propagating sensing technique, a co-linear approach is described which provides longer radiated field-optical beam interaction length, thereby making imaging applications practical.

  15. Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure

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    Csonka, Paul L. (Eugene, OR)

    1981-01-01

    A method and system are described for transmitting electromagnetic radiation by using a communications mirror located between about 100 kilometers and about 200 kilometers above ground. The communications mirror is kept aloft above the atmosphere by the pressure of the electromagnetic radiation which it reflects, and which is beamed at the communications mirror by a suitably constructed transmitting antenna on the ground. The communications mirror will reflect communications, such as radio, radar, or television waves up to about 1,100 kilometers away when the communications mirror is located at a height of about 100 kilometers.

  16. Accidents, engineering and history at NASA: 1967-2003

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    Brown, Alexander F. G. (Alexander Frederic Garder), 1970-

    2009-01-01

    The manned spaceflight program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has suffered three fatal accidents: one in the Apollo program and two in the Space Transportation System (the Shuttle). These were ...

  17. Structural design and analysis of a lightweight composite sandwich space radiator panel 

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    Mukundan, Sudharsan

    2005-02-17

    The goal of this study is to design and analyze a sandwich composite panel with lightweight graphite foam core and carbon epoxy face sheets that can function as a radiator for the given payload in a satellite. This arrangement provides a lightweight...

  18. Analysis of radiation belt energetic electron phase space density using THEMIS SST measurements: Crosssatellite calibration

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Laboratory (LANL) satellite LANL01A synchronous orbit particle analyzer (SOPA) for a half year period SOPA instrument, the THEMIS SST underestimates the electron fluxes within a factor of 2 for the 40 and the SOPA measurements from the LANL01A and 1989­048 satellites, we analyze the response of radiation belt

  19. Project Management in NASA Mars Climate Orbiter

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    Rhoads, James

    by the Mars Climate Orbiter Mishap Investigation Board F. Recurring Themes From Failure Investigations and Control Center Navigation and Control Center Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard Space Flight Center Merwarth NASA/GSFC-retired Expert in ground operations & flight software development Moshe F. Rubinstein

  20. NASA/CR-2009-215703 NIA Report No. 2008-09

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    Muñoz, César A.

    April 2009 NASA/CR-2009-215703 NIA Report No. 2008-09 Design and Verification of a Distributed #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program plays a key part

  1. NASA/TP--2007214905 Statistical Aspects of the North Atlantic Basin

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    NASA/TP--2007­214905 Statistical Aspects of the North Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones: Trends Flight Center, Alabama May 2007 #12;The NASA STI Program...in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information

  2. NASA/TM-2010-216706 Formal Verification of Air Traffic

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    Narkawicz, Anthony J.

    June 2010 NASA/TM-2010-216706 Formal Verification of Air Traffic Conflict Prevention Bands Ecole polytechnique, France #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information

  3. NASA/TM-2007-214856 Safety and Performance Analysis of the

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    Muñoz, César A.

    March 2007 NASA/TM-2007-214856 Safety and Performance Analysis of the Non-Radar Oceanic National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA

  4. NASA/TM-2009-215768 A Mathematical Basis for the Safety Analysis of

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    June 2009 NASA/TM-2009-215768 A Mathematical Basis for the Safety Analysis of Conflict Prevention, Virginia Gilles Dowek Ecole Polytechnique, France #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific

  5. NASA/TM-2009-215770 Rewriting Logic Semantics of a Plan

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    Muñoz, César A.

    June 2009 NASA/TM-2009-215770 Rewriting Logic Semantics of a Plan Execution Language Gilles Dowek University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific

  6. NASA/CR-2002-211759 ICASE Report No. 2002-26

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    Lüttgen, Gerald

    NASA/CR-2002-211759 ICASE Report No. 2002-26 A Logical Process Calculus Rance Cleaveland State, Sheffield, United Kingdom August 2002 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific

  7. NASA/CR-2002-211637 ICASE Report No. 2002-12

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2002-211637 ICASE Report No. 2002-12 Air Traffic Conflict Resolution and Recovery Aljons Kirchner ENA C, Toulouse, France May 2002 #12;The NASA STI Program Office... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific

  8. NASA/CR-2001-210853 ICASE Report No. 2001-7

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2001-210853 ICASE Report No. 2001-7 Tactical Conflict Detection and Resolution in a 3-D April 2001 #12;The NASA STI Program Office... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program

  9. NASA/TM-2013-217509 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2012

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA/TM-2013-217509 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2012 Padi Boyd and Francis Reddy, Editors Pat Tyler, Graphical Editor May 2013 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated

  10. NASA/TM-2014-217523 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2013

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA/TM-2014-217523 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2013 Kimberly Weaver and Francis Reddy, Editors Pat Tyler, Graphical Editor June 2014 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated

  11. NASA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 NASA's Top Management and Performance Challenges . . . . . . . .28 Congressional Testimony

  12. Thermal radiation in non-static curved spacetimes: quantum mechanical path integrals and configuration space topology

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    M. E. Ortiz; F. Vendrell

    1998-06-19

    A quantum mechanical path integral derivation is given of a thermal propagator in non-static Gui spacetime. The thermal nature of the propagator is understood in terms of homotopically non-trivial paths in the configuration space appropriate to tortoise coordinates. The connection to thermal emission from collapsing black holes is discussed.

  13. Hawking radiation correlations in Bose-Einstein condensates using quantum field theory in curved space

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    Anderson, Paul R.

    space Paul R. Anderson* Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina the validity of the approximation used, provided the profile of the flow varies smoothly on scales compared fluctuations are converted into real on shell quanta. One quantum (the positive energy one) is emitted outside

  14. Reference reactor module for NASA's lunar surface fission power system

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    Poston, David I; Kapernick, Richard J; Dixon, David D; Werner, James; Qualls, Louis; Radel, Ross

    2009-01-01

    Surface fission power systems on the Moon and Mars may provide the first US application of fission reactor technology in space since 1965. The Affordable Fission Surface Power System (AFSPS) study was completed by NASA/DOE to determine the cost of a modest performance, low-technical risk surface power system. The AFSPS concept is now being further developed within the Fission Surface Power (FSP) Project, which is a near-term technology program to demonstrate system-level TRL-6 by 2013. This paper describes the reference FSP reactor module concept, which is designed to provide a net power of 40 kWe for 8 years on the lunar surface; note, the system has been designed with technologies that are fully compatible with a Martian surface application. The reactor concept uses stainless-steel based. UO{sub 2}-fueled, pumped-NaK fission reactor coupled to free-piston Stirling converters. The reactor shielding approach utilizes both in-situ and launched shielding to keep the dose to astronauts much lower than the natural background radiation on the lunar surface. The ultimate goal of this work is to provide a 'workhorse' power system that NASA can utilize in near-term and future Lunar and Martian mission architectures, with the eventual capability to evolve to very high power, low mass systems, for either surface, deep space, and/or orbital missions.

  15. Ames Lab 101: Growing Crystals in Space

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    Trivedi, Rohit

    2011-01-01

    Rohit Trivedi, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, discusses his research with NASA to grow crystals in space.

  16. Ames Lab 101: Growing Crystals in Space

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    Trivedi, Rohit

    2012-08-29

    Rohit Trivedi, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, discusses his research with NASA to grow crystals in space.

  17. Space

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation ofAlbuquerque|SensitiveApril 2, 2014 Smith Named as NewAprilSpace

  18. A hybrid approach for rapid, accurate, and direct kilovoltage radiation dose calculations in CT voxel space

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    Kouznetsov, Alexei; Tambasco, Mauro

    2011-03-15

    Purpose: To develop and validate a fast and accurate method that uses computed tomography (CT) voxel data to estimate absorbed radiation dose at a point of interest (POI) or series of POIs from a kilovoltage (kV) imaging procedure. Methods: The authors developed an approach that computes absorbed radiation dose at a POI by numerically evaluating the linear Boltzmann transport equation (LBTE) using a combination of deterministic and Monte Carlo (MC) techniques. This hybrid approach accounts for material heterogeneity with a level of accuracy comparable to the general MC algorithms. Also, the dose at a POI is computed within seconds using the Intel Core i7 CPU 920 2.67 GHz quad core architecture, and the calculations are performed using CT voxel data, making it flexible and feasible for clinical applications. To validate the method, the authors constructed and acquired a CT scan of a heterogeneous block phantom consisting of a succession of slab densities: Tissue (1.29 cm), bone (2.42 cm), lung (4.84 cm), bone (1.37 cm), and tissue (4.84 cm). Using the hybrid transport method, the authors computed the absorbed doses at a set of points along the central axis and x direction of the phantom for an isotropic 125 kVp photon spectral point source located along the central axis 92.7 cm above the phantom surface. The accuracy of the results was compared to those computed with MCNP, which was cross-validated with EGSnrc, and served as the benchmark for validation. Results: The error in the depth dose ranged from -1.45% to +1.39% with a mean and standard deviation of -0.12% and 0.66%, respectively. The error in the x profile ranged from -1.3% to +0.9%, with standard deviations of -0.3% and 0.5%, respectively. The number of photons required to achieve these results was 1x10{sup 6}. Conclusions: The voxel-based hybrid method evaluates the LBTE rapidly and accurately to estimate the absorbed x-ray dose at any POI or series of POIs from a kV imaging procedure.

  19. DOE/NASA/1005-2 FILE COpy NASA TM-83649 D N

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    -Piston Stirling Engine Activities Jack G. Slaby National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center Free-Piston Stirling Engine Activities Jack G.Slaby National Aeronautics and Space Administration #12;OVERVIEW OF NASA LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER FREE-PISTON STIRLING ENGINE ACTIVITIES Jack G. Slaby

  20. Studies Of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation And Longitudinal Space Charge In The Jefferson Lab FEL Driver

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    Tennant, Christopher D.; Douglas, David R.; Li, Rui; Tsai, C.-Y.

    2014-12-01

    The Jefferson Laboratory IR FEL Driver provides an ideal test bed for studying a variety of beam dynamical effects. Recent studies focused on characterizing the impact of coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) with the goal of benchmarking measurements with simulation. Following measurements to characterize the beam, we quantitatively characterized energy extraction via CSR by measuring beam position at a dispersed location as a function of bunch compression. In addition to operating with the beam on the rising part of the linac RF waveform, measurements were also made while accelerating on the falling part. For each, the full compression point was moved along the backleg of the machine and the response of the beam (distribution, extracted energy) measured. Initial results of start-to-end simulations using a 1D CSR algorithm show remarkably good agreement with measurements. A subsequent experiment established lasing with the beam accelerated on the falling side of the RF waveform in conjunction with positive momentum compaction (R56) to compress the bunch. The success of this experiment motivated the design of a modified CEBAF-style arc with control of CSR and microbunching effects.

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    ,,/ NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ii Hosted by the National Academy of Sclences for library, abstract service, educational, or research purposes; however, republication of any paper

  2. NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation Subcommittee Name: Planetary Science Chair: Sean. Short description of the proposed Recommendation The PSS recommends that NASA reconsider PI at selection and either mission cost growth or mission success. We recommend further that NASA advertise

  3. www.nasa.gov Strategic Plan

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    , and engineers. (Credit: NASA/C. Huston) Our heavy-lift rover Tri-ATHLETE, or All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra activity as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. Aerospace engineer­Urbana Champaign partnered with Glenn to test the model with micro-array flow control to try to alleviate

  4. NASA Data Center Annual Program Plan NASA Grant Number NNX09AF08G / STScI Grant J1346

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    Sirianni, Marco

    NASA Data Center Annual Program Plan NASA Grant Number NNX09AF08G / STScI Grant J1346 March 2011/UV Science Archive Research Center) Space Telescope Science Institute 3700 San Martin Drive Baltimore, MD, focusing primarily on data in the ultraviolet, optical, and near-IR spectral regions. Support includes

  5. NASA Data Center Annual Program Plan NASA Grant Number NNX09AF08G / STScI Grant J1346

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    Sirianni, Marco

    NASA Data Center Annual Program Plan NASA Grant Number NNX09AF08G / STScI Grant J1346 March 2010 (Optical/UV Science Archive Research Center) Space Telescope Science Institute 3700 San Martin Drive and surveys, focusing primarily on data in the ultraviolet, optical, and near-IR spectral regions. Support

  6. Radioisotopes: Energy for Space Exploration

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    Carpenter, Bob; Green, James; Bechtel, Ryan

    2011-01-01

    Through a strong partnership between the Energy Department's office of Nuclear Energy and NASA, Radioisotope Power Systems have been providing the energy for deep space exploration.

  7. Space Instrument Realization (ISR-5)

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    and fabrication (NASA-certified) assembly Parts inventory database based on "pcMRP" software package Quality assurance System test and integration Space systems engineering...

  8. Radioisotopes: Energy for Space Exploration

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    Carpenter, Bob; Green, James; Bechtel, Ryan

    2013-05-29

    Through a strong partnership between the Energy Department's office of Nuclear Energy and NASA, Radioisotope Power Systems have been providing the energy for deep space exploration.

  9. NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMITTEE

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    , operations, and sustaining · Payload and flight science experiment processing, integration and testing · Development, test and demonstration of advanced flight systems and transformational technologies · Developing IRIS ­ Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph TDRS K ­ Tracking and Data Relay System 2013 LDCM

  10. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    systems; implementing measures to reduce water consumption; and improving air-conditioning and lighting control systems in more than 140 buildings at JSC, the Sonny Carter...

  11. The Big Bang, COBE, and the Relic Radiation of Creation (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Smoot, George

    2011-04-28

    Berkeley Lab's George Smoot won the 2006 Physics Nobel Prize, together with John Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for "the discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation." The anisotropy showed as small variations in the map of the early universe. This research looks back into the infant universe and provides a better understanding of the origin of galaxies and stars. The cosmic background radiation is a tool to understand the structure and history of the universe and the structure of space-time. These observations have provided increased support for the big bang theory of the universe's origin. The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) NASA satellite, launched in 1989, carries instruments that measured various aspects of cosmic microwave background radiation, and produced the data for these compelling scientific results, which opened up a field that continues very actively today.

  12. Prenatal Risk and Protective Factors for Childhood Cancer: Investigating the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation, Pesticide Exposure, and Maternal Diet

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    Lombardi, Christina

    2013-01-01

    study based on solar radiation data from NASA relying onwith data from the National Solar Radiation Database. Ourusing data from the National Solar Radiation Database from

  13. NASA/SP-2013-605 An Analysis and a Historical Review

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA/SP-2013-605 An Analysis and a Historical Review of the Apollo Program Lunar Module Touchdown Dynamics George A. Zupp, PhD Engineering Directorate, Retired Structural Engineering Division NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058 January 2013 #12;NASA STI Program ... in Profile Since its founding

  14. NASA/TM-2012-215898 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2011

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA/TM-2012-215898 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2011 Joan Centrella and Francis Reddy, Editors Pat Tyler, Graphical Editor May 2012 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 #12;443 757-5803 443 757-5802 7115 #12;NASA/TM-2012

  15. NASA/TM-2005-213769 KB3D Reference Manual Version 1.a

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    Muñoz, César A.

    June 2005 NASA/TM-2005-213769 KB3D Reference Manual ­ Version 1.a Cesar Munoz and Radu Siminiceanu, Virginia Gilles Dowek École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  16. NASA/CR-2007-214546 NIA Report No. 2007-03

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2007-214546 NIA Report No. 2007-03 Batch Proving and Proof Scripting in PVS Cesar A. Munoz National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Hampton, Virginia February 2007 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  17. The NASA Program Management Tool: A New Vision in Business Intelligence

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    Maluf, David A.

    1 The NASA Program Management Tool: A New Vision in Business Intelligence David G. Bell dbell@riacs.edu 650-604-0771 Peter Putz pputz@riacs.edu 650-604-2137 Universities Space Research Association NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035 David A. Maluf david.a.maluf@nasa.gov 650-604-0611 Keith Swanson

  18. NASA/TM-2004-212999 Formal Modeling and Analysis of a Preliminary

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    March 2004 NASA/TM-2004-212999 Formal Modeling and Analysis of a Preliminary Small Aircraft, Virginia Sara Kalvala University of Warwick, United Kingdom #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  19. NASA/TM2011215870 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2010

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA/TM­2011­215870 Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2010 Joan Centrella and Francis Reddy, Editors Pat Tyler, Graphical Editor March 2011 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 #12;443 757-5803 443 757-5802 7115 #12;NASA/TM-2011-215870 Goddard's Astrophysics Science

  20. NASA/TM-1998-208427 A Note About HARPs State Trimming

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    May 1998 NASA/TM-1998-208427 A Note About HARPÕs State Trimming Method Ricky W. Butler, Kelly J. Hayhurst, and Sally C. Johnson Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  1. NASA/CR-97-206268 ICASE Report No. 97-68

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    Jameson, Antony

    NASA/CR-97-206268 ICASE Report No. 97-68 _th ,NNIVERSARY Essential Elements of Computational Algorithms for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design Antony Jameson December 1997 #12;The NASA STI Program Off'we... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  2. NASA/CR-2003-212418 NIA Report No. 2003-03

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2003-212418 NIA Report No. 2003-03 Rapid Prototyping in PVS César A. Muñoz National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia November 2003 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  3. NASA/TM2009214182 The Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2008

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA/TM­2009­214182 The Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report 2008 William Oegerle and Francis Reddy, Editors Pat Tyler, Graphical Editor March 2009 #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

  4. GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Christian, Eric

    GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 9 July 2007 On Pg 11 National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 9 July 2007 LRO

  5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration goddardviewVolume 6 Issue 11

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    Christian, Eric

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration goddardviewVolume 6 Issue 11 NASA'S Mars Atmosphere brand, featuring its leader OPTIMUS PRIME, and spinoffs from NASA technologies created for aeronautics

  6. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Vision for Space Exploration February 2004 #12 #12;Message from the NASA Administrator Dear Reader, With last year's budget, NASA released a new of careful deliberations within the Administration. This plan does not undertake exploration merely

  7. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Flight

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment ofProgram | DepartmentEnergy6 3 9 12 6 3 9 12 6 3 9

  8. James Webb Space Telescope: PM Lessons Applied - Eric Smith,...

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    James Webb Space Telescope: PM Lessons Applied - Eric Smith, Deputy Program Director, NASA James Webb Space Telescope: PM Lessons Applied - Eric Smith, Deputy Program Director,...

  9. NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation Subcommittee Name: Planetary Science Chair: Sean in the Lunar Exploration Roadmap, that NASA formulate a transition strategy during the roadmapping process and capabilities built up on the Moon. The PSS further recommends that NASA expand its current level of interaction

  10. NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation Subcommittee Name: Planetary Science Chair: Sean requirements than NASA alone can support. The Cassini-Huygens mission is an example where such a partnership, there are key areas of technological expertise for which NASA will always wish to maintain a position

  11. NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation Subcommittee Name: Planetary Science Chair: Sean description of the proposed Recommendation The PSS recommends that NASA and NAC approve the formation). Following NAC and NASA approval of an SBAG, a Small Bodies Workshop will be planned to develop

  12. NASA Remote Sensing Validation Data: Saudi Arabia

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    Myers, Daryl R. [NREL; Al-Abbadi, Naif [King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institite; Wilcox, Steve [NREL

    Since 1995, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have co-operated to establish a 12 station network of high quality solar radiation monitoring installations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NREL and KACST realized the value of accurate surface solar radiation flux measurements for validation of satellite derived surface and atmospheric solar radiation flux measurements, and is making this data available to support validation of satellite data products related to the NASA Mission to Planet Earth component of the Earth Science Enterprise Earth Observing System (EOS) project to evaluate long term climate trends based on measuements from EOS Terra Platforms. A CIMEL 8 channel sunphotometer for measuring aerosol optical depth at 6 wavelengths and total column water has been deployed at the Solar Village station since February 24, 1999. [Taken from http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/new_data/Saudi_Arabia/

  13. Radiation damage in a micron-sized protein crystal studied via reciprocal space mapping and Bragg coherent diffractive imaging

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    Coughlan, H. D.; Darmanin, C.; Phillips, N. W.; Hofmann, F.; Clark, J. N.; Harder, R. J.; Vine, D. J.; Abbey, B.

    2015-04-29

    For laboratory and synchrotron based X-ray sources, radiation damage has posed a significant barrier to obtaining high-resolution structural data from biological macromolecules. The problem is particularly acute for micron-sized crystals where the weaker signal often necessitates the use of higher intensity beams to obtain the relevant data. Here, we employ a combination of techniques, including Bragg coherent diffractive imaging to characterise the radiation induced damage in a micron-sized protein crystal over time. The approach we adopt here could help screen for potential protein crystal candidates for measurement at X-ray free election laser sources.

  14. WORKSHOP ON RADIATION BELTS: MODELS & STANDARDS, BRUSSELS, 17{20 OCT., 1995 Los Alamos Geosynchronous Space Weather Data For

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D.

    WORKSHOP ON RADIATION BELTS: MODELS & STANDARDS, BRUSSELS, 17{20 OCT., 1995 Los Alamos. Henderson, R. A. Christensen, P. S. McLachlan, and J. C. Ingraham Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop D436, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA, reeves@lanl.gov Abstract. This paper presents an overview

  15. The NASA CSTI High Capacity Power Project

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    Winter, J.; Dudenhoefer, J.; Juhasz, A.; Schwarze, G.; Patterson, R.; Ferguson, D.; Titran, R.; Schmitz, P.; Vandersande, J.

    1994-09-01

    The SP-100 Space Nuclear Power Program was established in 1983 by DOD, DOE, and NASA as a joint program to develop technology for military and civil applications. Starting in 1986, NASA has funded a technology program to maintain the momentum of promising aerospace technology advancement started during Phase I of SP-100 and to strengthen, in key areas, the changes for successful development and growth capability of space nuclear reactor power systems for a wide range of future space applications. The elements of the CSTI High Capacity Power Project include Systems Analysis, Stirling Power Conversion, Thermoelectric Power Conversion, Thermal Management, Power Management, Systems Diagnostics, Environmental Interactions, and Material/Structural Development. Technology advancement in all elements is required to provide the growth capability, high reliability and 7 to 10 year lifetime demanded for future space nuclear power systems. The overall project with develop and demonstrate the technology base required to provide a wide range of modular power systems compatible with the SP-100 reactor which facilitates operation during lunar and planetary day/night cycles as well as allowing spacecraft operation at any attitude or distance from the sun. Significant accomplishments in all of the project elements will be presented, along with revised goals and project timelines recently developed.

  16. NASA's new modeling framework for integrating cloud processes explicitly within each grid column of a general circulation model can improve realism over the conventional model that

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    NASA's new modeling framework for integrating cloud processes explicitly within each grid column, AND SIMPSON--Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; CHERN--Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, and Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center

  17. Summary Report on Information Technology Integration Activities For project to Enhance NASA Tools for Coastal Managers in the Gulf of Mexico and Support Technology Transfer to Mexico

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    Gulbransen, Thomas C.

    2009-04-27

    Deliverable to NASA Stennis Space Center summarizing summarizes accomplishments made by Battelle and its subcontractors to integrate NASA's COAST visualization tool with the Noesis search tool developed under the Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaborative project.

  18. NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

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    NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment Overview and Preliminary Results NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment Overview and Preliminary Results NASA Cold Land ProcessesNASA Cold Land Processes Field properties using active and passive microwave remote sensing. NASA DC-8 Airborne Laboratory with AIRSAR

  19. Overview of NASA supported Stirling thermodynamic loss research

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    Tew, R.C.; Geng, S.M.

    1994-09-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is funding research to characterize Stirling machine thermodynamic losses. NASA`s primary goal is to improve Stirling design codes to support engine development for space and terrestrial power. However, much of the fundamental data is applicable to Stirling cooler and heat pump applications. The research results are reviewed. Much has been learned about oscillating-flow hydrodynamics, including laminar/turbulent transition, and tabulated data has been documented for further analysis. Now, with a better understanding of the oscillator-flow field, it is time to begin measuring the effects of oscillating flow and oscillating pressure level on heat transfer in heat exchanger flow passages and in cylinders. This critical phase of the work is just beginning.

  20. Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov

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    ://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2 Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA README Document for A Multi-Sensor products that now include quality flags. Updated all products with DOI metadata. Gerald Manipon #12;Table

  1. Space Science and Applications

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    the first measurements of Earth's space radiation environment and the discovery of gamma-ray bursts. The majority of ISR-1 staff hold PhDs in Space Physics, Nuclear Physics, or...

  2. Orion, NASA's new spacecraft built to send humans farther

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    during the flight will influence design decisions and validate existing computer models and innovative new approaches to space systems development, as well as reduce overall mission risks and costs: · Programmatic Risk Reduction ­ Critical data collected from the flight will help NASA lower 10 of the top 16

  3. NASA Perspectives on Cryo H2 DOE Hydrogen Storage Workshop

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    -space, MMOD protection) -Vapor/cryocooler cooled shields - Sun shades - Low conductivity/ cooled support propellant - Inventory (Bookkeeping) - Pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) - High accuracy low-g techniques;7 NASA Cryogenic Technology Objectives · To develop storage and distribution technologies for cryogens

  4. Perspective of monochromatic gamma-ray line detection with the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility onboard China's Space Station

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    Huang, Xiaoyuan; Tsai, Yue-Lin Sming; Xu, Ming; Yuan, Qiang; Chang, Jin; Dong, Yong-Wei; Hu, Bing-Liang; Lü, Jun-Guang; Wang, Le; Wu, Bo-Bing; Zhang, Shuang-Nan

    2015-01-01

    HERD is the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection instrument proposed to operate onboard China's space station in the 2020s. It is designed to detect energetic cosmic ray nuclei, leptons and photons with a high energy resolution ($\\sim1\\%$ for electrons and photons and $20\\%$ for nuclei) and a large geometry factor ($>3\\, m^2sr$ for electrons and diffuse photons and $>2\\, m^2sr$ for nuclei). In this work we discuss the capability of HERD to detect monochromatic $\\gamma$-ray lines, based on simulations of the detector performance. It is shown that HERD will be one of the most sensitive instruments for monochromatic $\\gamma$-ray searches at energies between $\\sim10$ to a few hundred GeV. Above hundreds of GeV, Cherenkov telescopes will be more sensitive due to their large effective area. As a specific example, we show that a good portion of the parameter space of a supersymmetric dark matter model can be probed with HERD.

  5. A review of ground-based heavy-ion radiobiology relevant to space radiation risk assessment: Part II. Cardiovascular and immunological effects

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    Blakely, Eleanor A.

    2008-01-01

    individuals exposed to low-dose radiation exposures can inS.C. Darby, Low doses of ionizing radiation and circulatoryconstant, relatively low-dose complex radiation field in an

  6. Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Projects NASA White...

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    Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Projects NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Projects NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF)...

  7. NASA's nuclear electric propulsion technology project

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    Stone, J.R.; Sovey, J.S. (NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States))

    1992-07-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has initiated a program to establish the readiness of nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) technology for relatively near-term applications to outer planet robotic science missions with potential future evolution to system for piloted Mars vehicles. This program was initiated in 1991 with a very modest effort identified with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP); however, NEP is also an integral part of this program and builds upon NASA's Base Research and Technology Program in power and electric propulsion as well as the SP-100 space nuclear power program. The NEP Program will establish the feasibility and practicality of electric propulsion for robotic and piloted solar system exploration. The performance objectives are high specific impulse (200 greater than I(sub sp) greater than 10000 s), high efficiency (over 0.50), and low specific mass. The planning for this program was initially focussed on piloted Mars missions, but has since been redirected to first focus on 100-kW class systems for relatively near-term robotic missions, with possible future evolution to megawatt-and multi-megawatt-class systems applicable to cargo vehicles supporting human missions as well as to the piloted vehicles. This paper reviews current plans and recent progress for the overall nuclear electric propulsion project and closely related activities. 33 refs.

  8. Teacher Professional Development: Assessment on Teacher's Perceptions of NASA's Online STEM Professional Development 

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    Keil, Matthew James

    2014-04-09

    and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provided teachers with an online Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) PD course called MicroGX. A thorough analyses of data from two surveys, observations, and documents were used...

  9. The effect of low dose ionizing radiation on homeostasis and functional integrity in an organotypic human skin model

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    von Neubeck, Claere; Geniza, Matthew; Kauer, Paula M.; Robinson, Joseph E.; Chrisler, William B.; Sowa, Marianne B.

    2015-05-01

    Outside the protection of earth’s atmosphere, astronauts are exposed to low doses of high linear energy transfer (LET) radiation. Future NASA plans for deep space missions or a permanent settlement on the moon are limited by the health risks associated with space radiation exposures. There is a paucity of direct epidemiological data for low dose exposures to space radiation-relevant high LET ions. Health risk models are used to estimate the risk for such exposures, though these models are based on high dose experiments. There is increasing evidence, however, that low and high dose exposures result in different signaling events at the molecular level, and may involve different response mechanisms. Further, despite their low abundance, high LET particles have been identified as the major contributor to health risk during manned space flight. The human skin is exposed in every external radiation scenario, making it an ideal epithelial tissue model in which to study radiation induced effects. Here, we exposed an in vitro three dimensional (3-D) human organotypic skin tissue model to low doses of high LET oxygen (O), silicon (Si) and iron (Fe) ions. We measured proliferation and differentiation profiles in the skin tissue and examined the integrity of the skin’s barrier function. We discuss the role of secondary particles in changing the proportion of cells receiving a radiation dose, emphasizing the possible impact on radiation-induced health issues in astronauts.

  10. ,FebrUary 1991 Radiation Protection

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    -N-ASA _Technical Paper _3079 ,FebrUary 1991 Radiation Protection for Human Missions to the Moon Division Radiation Protection for Human Missions to the Moon and Mars Lisa C. Simonsen and John E. Nealy Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia #12;#12;Summary Radiation protection assessments are performed

  11. 2007 March 12 NASA Science Mission Directorate

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    Preliminary list of adoption issues ROSES 2007 funding opportunities NASA Report to Unidata Policy Committee products within NASA · Make sure Unidata is aware of NASA funding opportunities · Promote links to NASA WMS Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) · Rainfall, solar irradiance, humidity

  12. Origins Program Update Henry Throop, NASA HQ

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    Throop, Henry

    Origins Program Update Henry Throop, NASA HQ Program officer: Origins of Solar Systems (OSS Overview · Origins is one of NASA's core research & analysis (R&A) programs, focusing on... · # 1, 2, 3: NASA Planetary Science Division (Henry Throop), $6M/yr · # 4, 5: NASA Astrophysics Division (Mario

  13. December 2003 NASA/TM--2003212809

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    by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees. · CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. Collected papers from scientific

  14. Academy Sharing Knowledge The NASA Source for Project Management and Engineering Excellence | APPEL S P R I N G | 2 0 0 7

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    Rhoads, James

    Academy Sharing Knowledge The NASA Source for Project Management and Engineering Excellence | APPEL capabilities will enable NASA to carry robust science and exploration payloads to space and could possibly take in this issue. ImageCredit:NASA/JohnFrassanitoandAssociates #12;6 950 DEPARTMENTS 3 In This Issue 4 From

  15. P12A.8 NASA GPM/PMM PARTICIPATION IN THE CANADIAN CLOUDSAT/CALIPSO VALIDATION PROJECT (C3VP): PHYSICAL PROCESS STUDIES IN SNOW

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    Rutledge, Steven

    P12A.8 NASA GPM/PMM PARTICIPATION IN THE CANADIAN CLOUDSAT/CALIPSO VALIDATION PROJECT (C3VP Univ. Maryland Baltimore County 6 NASA Wallops Flight Facility 7 Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 8 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 1. INTRODUCTION * A complete understanding

  16. Activities of the NASA Exploration Team Human-Robotics Working Group Chris Culbert, Jen Rochlis, Fred Rehnmark, David Kortenkamp, Kevin Watson,

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Activities of the NASA Exploration Team Human-Robotics Working Group Chris Culbert, Jen Rochlis, Fred Rehnmark, David Kortenkamp, Kevin Watson, Rob Ambrose, Ron Diftler, Brenda Ward NASA/Johnson Space Center Liam Pedersen NASA/Ames Research Center Chuck Weisbin, Guillermo Rodriguez, Bob Easter Jet

  17. NIAR assists NASA, NIA with sensor research The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University is assisting the National

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    NIAR assists NASA, NIA with sensor research The National Institute for Aviation) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on research involving a new NASAdeveloped wireless sensor technology that could revolutionize aircraft health monitoring. NIAR is working with NIA and NASA

  18. A comparison of similar aerosol measurements made on the NASA P3-B, DC-8, and NSF C-130 aircraft

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    Clarke, Antony

    experiments studied emissions from the Asian continent (biomass burning, urban/industrial pollution, and dust and Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, and involved two aircraft: the NASA DC-8 and the NASA P3-B. ACE-Asia focused on aerosol and radiation during April/May and was based in Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan

  19. NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ February 2014

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ February 2014 NASA EPSCoR research priorities), the Office of the Chief Technologist and NASA's ten Centers. Each Mission Directorate, the Office efforts. Information about current NASA research solicitations can be found on NSPIRES at http

  20. Multimegawatt space power reactors

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    Dearien, J.A.; Whitbeck, J.F.

    1989-01-01

    In response to the need of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and long range space exploration and extra-terrestrial basing by the National Air and Space Administration (NASA), concepts for nuclear power systems in the multi-megawatt levels are being designed and evaluated. The requirements for these power systems are being driven primarily by the need to minimize weight and maximize safety and reliability. This paper will discuss the present requirements for space based advanced power systems, technological issues associated with the development of these advanced nuclear power systems, and some of the concepts proposed for generating large amounts of power in space. 31 figs.

  1. Quantitative Assessment of Workload and Stressors in Clinical Radiation Oncology

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    Mazur, Lukasz M., E-mail: lukasz_mazur@ncsu.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States); Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States); Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States); Mosaly, Prithima R. [Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States)] [Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States); Jackson, Marianne; Chang, Sha X.; Burkhardt, Katharin Deschesne; Adams, Robert D.; Jones, Ellen L.; Hoyle, Lesley [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States); Xu, Jing [Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States)] [Industrial Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (United States); Rockwell, John; Marks, Lawrence B. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States)

    2012-08-01

    Purpose: Workload level and sources of stressors have been implicated as sources of error in multiple settings. We assessed workload levels and sources of stressors among radiation oncology professionals. Furthermore, we explored the potential association between workload and the frequency of reported radiotherapy incidents by the World Health Organization (WHO). Methods and Materials: Data collection was aimed at various tasks performed by 21 study participants from different radiation oncology professional subgroups (simulation therapists, radiation therapists, physicists, dosimetrists, and physicians). Workload was assessed using National Aeronautics and Space Administration Task-Load Index (NASA TLX). Sources of stressors were quantified using observational methods and segregated using a standard taxonomy. Comparisons between professional subgroups and tasks were made using analysis of variance ANOVA, multivariate ANOVA, and Duncan test. An association between workload levels (NASA TLX) and the frequency of radiotherapy incidents (WHO incidents) was explored (Pearson correlation test). Results: A total of 173 workload assessments were obtained. Overall, simulation therapists had relatively low workloads (NASA TLX range, 30-36), and physicists had relatively high workloads (NASA TLX range, 51-63). NASA TLX scores for physicians, radiation therapists, and dosimetrists ranged from 40-52. There was marked intertask/professional subgroup variation (P<.0001). Mental demand (P<.001), physical demand (P=.001), and effort (P=.006) significantly differed among professional subgroups. Typically, there were 3-5 stressors per cycle of analyzed tasks with the following distribution: interruptions (41.4%), time factors (17%), technical factors (13.6%), teamwork issues (11.6%), patient factors (9.0%), and environmental factors (7.4%). A positive association between workload and frequency of reported radiotherapy incidents by the WHO was found (r = 0.87, P value=.045). Conclusions: Workload level and sources of stressors vary among professional subgroups. Understanding the factors that influence these findings can guide adjustments to the workflow procedures, physical layout, and/or communication protocols to enhance safety. Additional evaluations are needed in order to better understand if these findings are systemic.

  2. NASA's progress in nuclear electric propulsion technology

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    Stone, J.R.; Doherty, M.P.; Peecook, K.M.

    1993-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has established a requirement for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology for robotic planetary science mission applications with potential future evolution to systems for piloted Mars vehicles. To advance the readiness of NEP for these challenging missions, a near-term flight demonstration on a meaningful robotic science mission is very desirable. The requirements for both near-term and outer planet science missions are briefly reviewed, and the near-term baseline system established under a recent study jointly conducted by the Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is described. Technology issues are identified where work is needed to establish the technology for the baseline system, and technology opportunities which could provide improvement beyond baseline capabilities are discussed. Finally, the plan to develop this promising technology is presented and discussed. 19 refs.

  3. NASA's progress in nuclear electric propulsion technology

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    Stone, J.R.; Doherty, M.P.; Peecook, K.M.

    1993-06-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has established a requirement for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology for robotic planetary science mission applications with potential future evolution to systems for piloted Mars vehicles. To advance the readiness of NEP for these challenging missions, a near-term flight demonstration on a meaningful robotic science mission is very desirable. The requirements for both near-term and outer planet science missions are briefly reviewed, and the near-term baseline system established under a recent study jointly conducted by the Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is described. Technology issues are identified where work is needed to establish the technology for the baseline system, and technology opportunities which could provide improvement beyond baseline capabilities are discussed. Finally, the plan to develop this promising technology is presented and discussed.

  4. Proceedings of the 12th Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology Conference (SPRAT 12)

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    1993-05-01

    The Twelfth Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology conference was held at the NASA Lewis Research Center from 20 to 22 Oct. 1992. The papers and workshops presented in this volume report substantial progress in a variety of areas in space photovoltaics. Topics covered include: high efficiency GaAs and InP solar cells, GaAs/Ge cells as commercial items, flexible amorphous and thin film solar cells (in the early stages of pilot production), high efficiency multiple bandgap cells, laser power converters, solar cell and array technology, heteroepitaxial cells, betavoltaic energy conversion, and space radiation effects in InP cells. Space flight data on a variety of cells were also presented. Separate abstracts have been prepared for articles from this report.

  5. Radiation receiver

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    Hunt, A.J.

    1983-09-13

    The apparatus for collecting radiant energy and converting same to alternate energy form includes a housing having an interior space and a radiation transparent window allowing, for example, solar radiation to be received in the interior space of the housing. Means are provided for passing a stream of fluid past said window and for injecting radiation absorbent particles in said fluid stream. The particles absorb the radiation and because of their very large surface area, quickly release the heat to the surrounding fluid stream. The fluid stream particle mixture is heated until the particles vaporize. The fluid stream is then allowed to expand in, for example, a gas turbine to produce mechanical energy. In an aspect of the present invention properly sized particles need not be vaporized prior to the entrance of the fluid stream into the turbine, as the particles will not damage the turbine blades. In yet another aspect of the invention, conventional fuel injectors are provided to inject fuel into the fluid stream to maintain the proper temperature and pressure of the fluid stream should the source of radiant energy be interrupted. In yet another aspect of the invention, an apparatus is provided which includes means for providing a hot fluid stream having hot particles disbursed therein which can radiate energy, means for providing a cooler fluid stream having cooler particles disbursed therein, which particles can absorb radiant energy and means for passing the hot fluid stream adjacent the cooler fluid stream to warm the cooler fluid and cooler particles by the radiation from the hot fluid and hot particles. 5 figs.

  6. Radiation receiver

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    Hunt, Arlon J. (Oakland, CA)

    1983-01-01

    The apparatus for collecting radiant energy and converting same to alternate energy form includes a housing having an interior space and a radiation transparent window allowing, for example, solar radiation to be received in the interior space of the housing. Means are provided for passing a stream of fluid past said window and for injecting radiation absorbent particles in said fluid stream. The particles absorb the radiation and because of their very large surface area, quickly release the heat to the surrounding fluid stream. The fluid stream particle mixture is heated until the particles vaporize. The fluid stream is then allowed to expand in, for example, a gas turbine to produce mechanical energy. In an aspect of the present invention properly sized particles need not be vaporized prior to the entrance of the fluid stream into the turbine, as the particles will not damage the turbine blades. In yet another aspect of the invention, conventional fuel injectors are provided to inject fuel into the fluid stream to maintain the proper temperature and pressure of the fluid stream should the source of radiant energy be interrupted. In yet another aspect of the invention, an apparatus is provided which includes means for providing a hot fluid stream having hot particles disbursed therein which can radiate energy, means for providing a cooler fluid stream having cooler particles disbursed therein, which particles can absorb radiant energy and means for passing the hot fluid stream adjacent the cooler fluid stream to warm the cooler fluid and cooler particles by the radiation from the hot fluid and hot particles.

  7. Engineering a robotic exoskeleton for space suit simulation

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    Meyen, Forrest Edward

    2013-01-01

    Novel methods for assessing space suit designs and human performance capabilities are needed as NASA prepares for manned missions beyond low Earth orbit. Current human performance tests and training are conducted in space ...

  8. GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Christian, Eric

    GoddardView National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Volume 3 Issue 8 June 2007 Commemorative Issue Royal Visit 2007: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II May 8, 2007 National Aeronautics and Space

  9. NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty, Vadlamudi and

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty, Vadlamudi and Kougianos 1 A Universal Voltage Level Converter for Multi University of North Texas dhruva@unt.edu #12;NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty, Vadlamudi and Kougianos 2 Agenda Custom layout design at 90nm technology Conclusion and future works #12;NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty, Vadlamudi

  10. www.sunearthday.nasa.gov Public Outreach

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    www.sunearthday.nasa.gov Public Outreach: Make andTake Activities WhatYou'll Need Solar Clock About Administration www. nasa.gov Related Websites "From Stargazers to Starships" ­ More Information on Sundials: #12 ¡Cuttobottom ofpage Discard Discard #12;Instructions (from http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/ Sundial

  11. NASA/TM2013218033 Rewriting Modulo SMT

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/TM­2013­218033 Rewriting Modulo SMT Camilo Rocha Escuela Colombiana de Ingenier´ia, Bogot´a, Colombia Jos´e Meseguer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA C´esar A. Mu~noz NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA August 2013 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its

  12. AC 2007-504: NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY AT MINORITY INSTITUTIONS: REFLECTIONS OF NASA ADMINISTRATOR FELLOWS

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    Everett, Louis J.

    AC 2007-504: NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY AT MINORITY INSTITUTIONS: REFLECTIONS OF NASA. leverett@utep.edu http://research.utep.edu/pacelab Paul Racette, NASA As an adventurous adolescent, Paul sensing and instrument calibration. For these efforts and accomplishments Paul received the NASA Medal

  13. NASA and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future What NASA Has to Offer

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    Hammer, David

    NASA and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future What NASA Has to Offer David Hammer and Janet Coffey University of Maryland, College Park When people think of what NASA has to offer science education, one natural starting place is knowledge: NASA scientists have a lot of it, from basic concepts

  14. Space Instrument Realization (ISR-5)

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    design, and fabrication support to all aspects of mechanical and electronic assemblies Mechanical analysis with a focus on space environment-radiation, thermal, vibration...

  15. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NaNotechNology Roadmap

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration · NaNotechNology Roadmap Technology Area 10 Michael A-27 #12;Foreword NASA's integrated technology roadmap, including both technology pull and technology push state of this effort is documented in NASA's DRAFT Space Technology Roadmap, an integrated set

  16. Space Sciences

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    Data System (ADS) Operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. arXiv.org See the astrophysics section: astro-ph NASA Technical Reports Server...

  17. Proceedings of the NASA/MIT Workshop on Airline Systems Analysis, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, July 10-21, 1972

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    Vittek, Joseph F.

    1972-01-01

    Introduction: The recent renaming of the NASA Office of Advanced Research band Technology as the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology emphasizes the new stress being placed on aeronautical research by the Federal ...

  18. Low dose radiation hypersensitivity and clustered DNA damages in human fibroblasts exposed to low dose and dose rate protons or 137CS y-rays

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    Bennett P. V.; Bennett, P.V.; Keszenman, D.J.; Johnson, A.M.; Sutherland, B.M.; Wilson, P.F.

    2013-05-14

    Effective radioprotection for human space travelers hinges upon understanding the individual properties of charged particles. A significant fraction of particle radiation astronauts will encounter in space exploratory missions will come from high energy protons in galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) and/or possible exposures to lower energy proton flux from solar particle events (SPEs). These potential exposures present major concerns for NASA and others, in planning and executing long term space exploratory missions. We recently reported cell survival and transformation (acquisition of anchorage-independent growth in soft agar) frequencies in apparently normal NFF-28 primary human fibroblasts exposed to 0-30 cGy of 50MeV, 100MeV (SPE-like), or 1000 MeV (GCR-like) monoenergetic protons. These were modeled after 1989 SPE energies at an SPE-like low dose-rate (LDR) of 1.65 cGy/min or high dose rate (HDR) of 33.3 cGy/min delivered at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at BNL.

  19. NASA

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia4) AugustA.MOX Adventure614583 ................75; i-

  20. https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/ Gary Parker

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    https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/ Gary Parker 2008 Bill Dietrich, Tetsuji Muto, Chuck Nittrouer, Joel Rowland Rudy Slingerland #12; NASA World Wind #12; Australia https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/ #12; https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/ #12; https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/ #12;https://zulu.ssc.nasa

  1. Exoplanet Science from NASA’s Kepler Mission

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    Steffen, Jason

    2012-09-12

    NASA's exoplanet mission is the world's premier instrument for the discovery and study of planets orbiting distant stars. As the nominal mission comes to a close, Kepler has discovered nearly 2500 planet candidates, confirmed dozens of multi-planet systems, provided important insights into the orbital architectures of planetary systems, identified specific systems that challenge theories of planet formation and dynamical evolution, has revolutionized our understanding of stellar interiors, and is gearing to measure the frequency of Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars in its extended mission phase. I present the most recent results from the Kepler mission.

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    metals in helicopter fuselages and rotor blades, and have become critical for reducing the weight engine, or the complex interactions between a rotorcraft's main rotor blades, fuselage and its tail rotor and the development of new aircraft. CFD greatly reduces the time and cost required for designing and testing nearly

  3. FY 2008 Appropriations for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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    .0 263.0 Living with a Star 253.0 273.0 Solar Terrestrial Probes 126.8 142.3 Heliophysics Explorer bill into law on December 26. The bill contains funding for all federal agencies and programs except that Congress had to restore funding and "fill some of the unacceptable holes" in the President's budget request

  4. FY 2007 Appropriations for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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    ,482.0 10,488.8 10,075.0 Science 5,253.7 5,330.0 5,404.8 5,251.0 Solar System Exploration 1,582.3 1 Preparatory Project 31.7 70.1 Solar Terrestrial Probes 94.4 84.1 Solar-B (Sept. 2006 launch) 14.1 16 of Representatives passed a year-long funding resolution. The resolution provides funding for federal agencies

  5. TRANSITION IN THE HUMAN EXPLORATION OF SPACE AT NASA

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    Passive 2013 2014 TDRS K ­ Tracking and Data Relay System TDRS L ­ Tracking and Data Relay System Jason-3 (MPCV) Processing in the Operations and Checkout Building at KSC #12;MPCV PAD ABORT TEST May 6, 2010 White Sands Missile Range First fully integrated flight test of the launch abort system #12;MPCV PAD

  6. NASA Advisory Council Space Operations Committee July 28, 2010

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    panels, Hubble spectrometer · Corrosion Lab, e.g., coating with microcapsules, self detection · Cryogenics Test Lab, e.g., tank insulation to minimize boil-off; aerogels; wire insulation

  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    of Contents Goddard Updates From the Director ­ 2 LaunchFest Rewind ­ 3 A 2008 Photo Gallery ­ 4 2008 Mission: Visitors and Goddard employees alike enjoy LaunchFest. Photo credit: Debora McCallum. GoddardView Info. We provide critical support to manned missions and develop technology that improves everyday life

  8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    accurately predict the flow of fluids, such as the flow of air over an aircraft's wing or fuel through ­ 1960s-Today COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) H v ­ 1970s-Today H Applies also to commercial aircraft AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (SATS) ­ 2000s 19 15 TURBO-AE CODE H v ­ 1990s #12;1. Computational Fluid

  9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    , climate, and geology of our nearest planet. The Mars as Art exhibition showcases selected images returned." The outcrop is informally named "James `Cool Papa' Bell," after a Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer who

  10. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Christian, Eric

    to GLAST Pg 9 Satellites Illuminate Pollution's Influence On Clouds Pg 10 #12;GoddardView Volume 4, Issue 9 Satellites Illuminate Pollution's Influence On Clouds ­ 10 Goddard Family Meet the Faces at Goddard Behind with which she works closely, including NOAA and the Air Force Weather Agency. She is an active participant

  11. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    to speed the process of bringing manufacturing technologies to market, including additive manufacturing. We in the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a consortium of manufacturers and universities based near

  12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration! www.nasa.gov/exploration!

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    ­ Transformative technology development and flagship technology demonstrations to reduce cost and expand five years ­ Develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce costs and expand capabilities for future investment in technology development over past decades 3! #12;Title_Design Editor! 4! FY 2011 Presidents

  13. Unusual light in dark space revealed by Los Alamos, NASA

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    sounding rocket experiment has produced data that could redefine what constitutes a galaxy. November 7, 2014 Paul Johnson The optical array on the CIBER instrument, image from...

  14. Unusual light in dark space revealed by Los Alamos, NASA

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout /Two0 - 19Portal University

  15. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Improves Cooling System Performance |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy Motion toCITIZENSHarris, withNASADepartment

  16. NASA @ APS | Argonne National Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass map shines light on77 PAGEMissionStressMoveMuncrief Ames019NAPL CalculatorNASA @

  17. 2A New Belt for the Van Allen Belts! Soon after launch, NASA's Van Allen

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    2A New Belt for the Van Allen Belts! Soon after launch, NASA's Van Allen Probes detected a new Third Belt in the Van Allen Radiation Belts that encircle Earth. Located between the Inner and Outer Belts, which have been known to scientists for decades, the third belt is very temporary. It only

  18. Medical Hardware for the Space Environment: An Engineering Experience at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

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    Reyna, Baraquiel

    2011-10-21

    The complexity and amount of medical hardware needed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) constantly shifts with mission requirements. Early missions such as Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo required minimal, relatively non-complex...

  19. Characterizing Aerosol Distributions and Optical Properties Using the NASA Langley High Spectral Resolution Lidar

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    Hostetler, Chris; Ferrare, Richard

    2013-02-14

    The objective of this project was to provide vertically and horizontally resolved data on aerosol optical properties to assess and ultimately improve how models represent these aerosol properties and their impacts on atmospheric radiation. The approach was to deploy the NASA Langley Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) and other synergistic remote sensors on DOE Atmospheric Science Research (ASR) sponsored airborne field campaigns and synergistic field campaigns sponsored by other agencies to remotely measure aerosol backscattering, extinction, and optical thickness profiles. Synergistic sensors included a nadir-viewing digital camera for context imagery, and, later in the project, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP). The information from the remote sensing instruments was used to map the horizontal and vertical distribution of aerosol properties and type. The retrieved lidar parameters include profiles of aerosol extinction, backscatter, depolarization, and optical depth. Products produced in subsequent analyses included aerosol mixed layer height, aerosol type, and the partition of aerosol optical depth by type. The lidar products provided vertical context for in situ and remote sensing measurements from other airborne and ground-based platforms employed in the field campaigns and was used to assess the predictions of transport models. Also, the measurements provide a data base for future evaluation of techniques to combine active (lidar) and passive (polarimeter) measurements in advanced retrieval schemes to remotely characterize aerosol microphysical properties. The project was initiated as a 3-year project starting 1 January 2005. It was later awarded continuation funding for another 3 years (i.e., through 31 December 2010) followed by a 1-year no-cost extension (through 31 December 2011). This project supported logistical and flight costs of the NASA sensors on a dedicated aircraft, the subsequent analysis and archival of the data, and the presentation of results in conferences, workshops, and publications. DOE ASR field campaigns supported under this project included - MAX-Mex /MILAGRO (2006) - TexAQS 2006/GoMACCS (2006) - CHAPS (2007) - RACORO (2009) - CARE/CalNex (2010) In addition, data acquired on HSRL airborne field campaigns sponsored by other agencies were used extensively to fulfill the science objectives of this project and the data acquired have been made available to other DOE ASR investigators upon request.

  20. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space power and energy Storage roadmap

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space power and energy Storage roadmap Technology Energy Storage TA03-16 2.2.3. Power Management & Distribution (PMAD) TA03-17 2.2.3.1. PMAD Overall TA03 activities. This document presents the DRAFT Technology Area 03 input: Space Power and Energy Storage. NASA

  1. NASA ADMINISTRATOR'S SYMPOSIUM Risk and Exploration

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    Rhoads, James

    NASA ADMINISTRATOR'S SYMPOSIUM Risk and Exploration E A R T H , S E A A N D T H E S TA R S STEVEN J, NASA administrator's symposium, September 26-29, 2004, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California 2005 910'.9--dc22 2005004470 #12;Risk and Exploration E A R T H , S E A A N D T H E S TA R S NASA

  2. NASA Net Zero Energy Buildings Roadmap

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    gas LCA with guidance from EMD * Step 5. Consider purchase of regional utility "green power" Invest in newly installed offsite RE NZEB Proficiencies for NASA CP-1:...

  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Launch System

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    engine. #12;The B-2 test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi--originally built to test cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that will feed the vehicle's RS-25 engines. SLS is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new capability for science and human exploration

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration space launch system

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility, solid rocket motor test firing, J-2X test firing #12;Providing Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle NASA's Space Launch System is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle which including near-Earth asteroids, Lagrange points, the moon and ultimately Mars. The SLS heavy-lift launch

  5. Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-06-23

    Project NERVA was an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application, a joint program of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada U.S.A. Between 1959 and 1972, the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office oversaw 23 reactor tests, both the program and the office ended at the end of 1972.

  6. Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)

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    None

    2014-06-17

    Project NERVA was an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application, a joint program of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada U.S.A. Between 1959 and 1972, the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office oversaw 23 reactor tests, both the program and the office ended at the end of 1972.

  7. NASA/TM2009000000 From Verified Models to Verifiable

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/TM­2009­000000 From Verified Models to Verifiable Code Leonard Lensink L.Lensink@cs.ru.nl Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands C´esar Mu~noz cesar.a.munoz@nasa.gov NASA Langley Research, Hampton, Virginia, USA June 2009 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been

  8. #MSL #NASAsocial @NASA's first-ever multi-center @NASASocial

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    #MSL #NASAsocial @NASA's first-ever multi-center @NASASocial @NASAAmes @NASAGlenn @NASAGoddard @NASAJPL @NASA_Johnson @NASAKennedy @NASA_Langley NASA TV Broadcast -- Speaker Program Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 Live from JPL, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT (12:30 to 2:30 p.m. EDT) Featuring: · Charlie Bolden, NASA

  9. Nuclear electric propulsion: An integral part of NASA's nuclear propulsion project

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    Stone, J.R.

    1992-01-01

    NASA has initiated a technology program to establish the readiness of nuclear propulsion technology for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). This program was initiated with a very modest effort identified with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP); however, nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) is also an integral part of this program and builds upon NASA's Base Research and Technology Program in power and electric propulsion as well as the SP-100 space nuclear power program. Although the Synthesis Group On America's SEI has identified NEP only as an option for cargo missions, recent studies conducted by NASA-Lewis show that NEP offers the potential for early manned Mars missions as well. Lower power NEP is also of current interest for outer planetary robotic missions. Current plans are reviewed for the overall nuclear propulsion project, with emphasis on NEP and those elements of NTP program which have synergism with NEP.

  10. Noncommutative Black-Body Radiation: Implications On Cosmic Microwave Background

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    Amir H. Fatollahi; Maryam Hajirahimi

    2006-07-12

    Including loop corrections, black-body radiation in noncommutative space is anisotropic. A direct implication of possible space noncommutativity on the Cosmic Microwave Background map is argued.

  11. Volume 6 Issue 6 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis June 2011 Endeavour completes final mission

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    engine ready for testing A J-2X rocket engine is lifted onto the A-2 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. Testing of the next- generation engine is scheduled to begin later this month. The J-2X engine, the new rock- et engine that could power the upper stage of NASA's future heavy lift launch vehicle, is fully

  12. Hartnell student gets NASA scholarship Chris Halcon gets $10,000 annual allowance, internship

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    a NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Scholarship, a highly competitive national into space." Born in Salinas, Halcon has always liked to build things: From working with Legos and airplane." Halcon began by working with the Solar Cell Array Tester program, charged with developing a platform

  13. Appendix G. Radiation Appendix G. Radiation

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    Pennycook, Steve

    energy, is energy in the form of waves or particles moving through space. Visi- ble light, heat, radio in the form of electromagnetic waves. Examples include gamma rays, ultraviolet light, and radio waves waves, and alpha particles are examples of radiation. When people feel warmth from sunlight

  14. COTS Status NASA Advisory Council

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    engines #12;3 Cargo Augmentation Funding Summary $288M additional funding was authorized and appropriated Solar Array Deployment Tests Spacecraft Thermal Vacuum System Test Infrastructure Enhancements (Launch Check Trunk to Dragon "Claw" Solar Array #12;6 SpaceX Recent Progress (Cont.) F9-3 1st Stage at Launch

  15. NASA Advisory Council Subcommittee Recommendation

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of the Lunar Architecture Team (LAT), it was unclear how the lunar outpost would become sustainable to allow for Space Exploration may have become blurred during the lunar exploration architecture planning process was that ISRU is essential for outpost sustainability and for feed-forward to Mars. Moreover, not all potential

  16. Future Space Missions and Biohazard Implications Karen J. Meech

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    Meech, Karen Jean

    Future Space Missions and Biohazard Implications Karen J. Meech Institute for Astronomy, University for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Planned and proposed future NASA missions are more and more strongly: the NASA Deep Impact Mission, as well as the results from current Mars exploration and plans for future

  17. NASA agreements advance Mars exploration, Los Alamos Rover instrument...

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    NASA agreements advance Mars exploration NASA agreements advance Mars exploration, Los Alamos Rover instrument a key component Los Alamos National Laboratory is coordinating with...

  18. Radiation: Radiation Control (Indiana)

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    It is the policy of the state to encourage the constructive uses of radiation and to control its harmful effects. This section contains regulations pertaining to the manufacture, use,...

  19. Shuttle Spinoffs www.nasa.gov

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    : Homeowners are insulating their homes with the same lightweight, flexible aerogel NASA uses to insulate: Rescue squads use a new handheld cutter to remove accident victims from wrecked vehicles. Based

  20. Spacecraft design-for-demise strategy, analysis and impact on low earth orbit space missions

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    Waswa, M. B. Peter (Peter Moses Bweya)

    2009-01-01

    Uncontrolled reentry into the Earth atmosphere by LEO space missions whilst complying with stipulated NASA Earth atmospheric reentry requirements is a vital endeavor for the space community to pursue. An uncontrolled reentry ...

  1. White-tailed deer population dynamics and management on the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 

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    Whisenant, Shane Weston

    2004-11-15

    White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) numbers on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas have increased in recent years and are a cause of urban-related ...

  2. Objective performance metrics for improved space telerobotics training

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    Forman, Rachel Emily

    2011-01-01

    NASA astronauts undergo many hours of formal training and self-study to gain proficiency in space teleoperation tasks. After each lesson, instructors score an astronaut's performance in several broad skill categories, ...

  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration In-Space propulSIon SyStemS roadmap

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration In-Space propulSIon SyStemS roadmap Technology Area Missions TA02-24 Acknowledgements TA02-24 #12;Foreword NASA's integrated technology roadmap, including both Roadmap, an integrated set of fourteen technology area roadmaps, recommending the overall technology

  4. NASA Centennial Challenges were initiated in 2005 to directly engage

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    competitions for infusion into NASA missions. Enable Challenge competitors to develop and/or expand business

  5. Learning From NASA Mishaps: What Separates Success From Failure?

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    Rhoads, James

    1 Learning From NASA Mishaps: What Separates Success From Failure? Project Management Challenge Call? NASA Mishap. An unplanned event that results in at least one of the following: ­ Injury to non-NASA personnel, caused by NASA operations. ­ Damage to public or private property (including foreign property

  6. Montana NASA EPSCoR 2015 Research Group Program

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana NASA EPSCoR 2015 Research Group Program Call for Pre-proposals Introductory Note: This NASA that NASA will soon be issuing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) for the federal fiscal year 2015 EPSCo proposals for potential funding under this CAN. Awards will be for three years. NASA funding for a selected

  7. NASA DESK GUIDE TABLE OF DISCIPLINARY OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

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    Christian, Eric

    NASA DESK GUIDE FOR TABLE OF DISCIPLINARY OFFENSES AND PENALTIES Version 3 Office of Human Capital Management NASA Headquarters SREF-3000-0020 August 2008 #12;NASA Desk Guide for Table of Disciplinary #41 and offense #46. #12;NASA Desk Guide for Table of Disciplinary Offenses and Penalties ­ Version 3

  8. 2012 Montana NASA EPSCoR Faculty Connections Program

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    2012 Montana NASA EPSCoR Faculty Connections Program Montana NASA EPSCoR has been awarded funding and funding to arrange travel to a NASA research center with the goal of developing new collaborations, projects, and proposals to foster the growth of NASA related funded research at Montana institutions

  9. NASA/TM2002217743 Title of My Paper

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    analysis. · CONTRACTOR REPORT. Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees

  10. NASA/TM2012-217585 Air Traffic Management Technology

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    analysis. CONTRACTOR REPORT. Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees

  11. NASA/TP2014216648/REV1 Small Spacecraft Technology

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    analysis. CONTRACTOR REPORT. Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees

  12. Accelerators for Testing Radiation Tolerances of Electronics...

    Office of Science (SC) Website

    benefit to spin-off field: Qualify components used in space radiation environments. Solar Flares, cosmic rays, and the Earth's Van Allen Belts serve as natural sources of space...

  13. 30 JULY 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org508 CREDITS:(MAIN)NASA/JPL-CALTECH;NASA/JPL

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    Arizona, University of

    30 JULY 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org508 NEWSFOCUS CREDITS:(MAIN)NASA/JPL-CALTECH;NASA for such rocks to pass through without exploding. The strange rock was exactly the kind of thing NASA sent, NASA scientists didn't see it until Opportunity had driven 200 meters beyond it. They hit reverse

  14. SPRE I Free-Piston Stirling Engine Testing at NASA Lewis Research Center

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    Cairelli, J.E.

    1994-09-01

    As part of the NASA funded portion of the SP-100 Advanced Technology Program the Space Power Research Engine (SPRE I) was designed and built to serve as a research tool for evaluation and development of advanced Stirling engine concepts. The SPRE I is designed to produce 12.5 kW electrical power when operated with helium at 15 MPa and with an absolute temperature ratio of two. The engine is now under test in a new test facility which was designed and built at NASA LeRC specifically to test the SPRE I. This paper describes the SPRE I, the NASA test facility, the initial SPRE I test results, and future SPRE I test plans.

  15. Exhaust-gas measurements from NASAs HYMETS arc jet.

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    Miller, Paul Albert

    2010-11-01

    Arc-jet wind tunnels produce conditions simulating high-altitude hypersonic flight such as occurs upon entry of space craft into planetary atmospheres. They have traditionally been used to study flight in Earth's atmosphere, which consists mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. NASA is presently using arc jets to study entry into Mars' atmosphere, which consists of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. In both cases, a wide variety of chemical reactions take place among the gas constituents and with test articles placed in the flow. In support of those studies, we made measurements using a residual gas analyzer (RGA) that sampled the exhaust stream of a NASA arc jet. The experiments were conducted at the HYMETS arc jet (Hypersonic Materials Environmental Test System) located at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. This report describes our RGA measurements, which are intended to be used for model validation in combination with similar measurements on other systems.

  16. FAST Spacecraft Reveals Fundamental Plasma Wave Emission NASA's Fast Auroral Snapshot (FAST) Small Explorer has traveled to the source

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    Strangeway, Robert J.

    FAST Spacecraft Reveals Fundamental Plasma Wave Emission Mechanism NASA's Fast Auroral Snapshot (FAST) Small Explorer has traveled to the source region of the Earth's most powerful radio emission ­ Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR). FAST's high resolution particles and fields measurements have revealed

  17. RADIATION AND CLOUD MONITORING STATIONS

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D.

    how they affect the energy balance between incoming solar radiation and heat re-radiated from Earth's surface back into space -- is crucial to improving the general circulation models used for climate students. #12;A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OF LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY LOS

  18. Flags in Space: NASA Symbols and Flags in the U.S. Manned Space Program

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    Fabrics,” web page, http:// www.dupont.com/solarmax/html/Program,” web pages, http://www.dupont.com/solarmax/html/web page, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/02/ 0220_0220_johnglenn.html [

  19. 81Dr. Gregory A. Dorais, NASA Ames Research Center Dr. David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Deep Space One Remote AgentDeep Space One Remote Agent

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Observations and Command Responses Ground Control Low-level Commands Spacecraft Flight Software and Hardware-level procedures Abstraction Level Planner (PS) Executive (EXEC) System Software (e.g., controllers) Low Achieve diverse goals on real spacecraft l High Reliability ­ single point failures ­ multiple sequential

  20. Atoms for space

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    Buden, D.

    1990-10-01

    Nuclear technology offers many advantages in an expanded solar system space exploration program. These cover a range of possible applications such as power for spacecraft, lunar and planetary surfaces, and electric propulsion; rocket propulsion for lunar and Mars vehicles; space radiation protection; water and sewage treatment; space mining; process heat; medical isotopes; and self-luminous systems. In addition, space offers opportunities to perform scientific research and develop systems that can solve problems here on Earth. These might include fusion and antimatter research, using the Moon as a source of helium-3 fusion fuel, and manufacturing perfect fusion targets. In addition, nuclear technologies can be used to reduce risk and costs of the Space Exploration Initiative. 1 fig.

  1. Space Science : Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect

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    Johnson, Robert E.

    Space Science : Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect Part-5a Solar + Earth Spectrum IR Absorbers Grey Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect #12;Radiation: Solar and Earth Surface B"(T) Planck Ideal Emission Integrate and it emits Note: heat balance Fvis( = Fout = Te 4 z #12;(simple Greenhouse cont.) 0 1 2 3 4 Ground Space Top

  2. NASA Fact Sheet Spacecraft Power for Cassini

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    , compact spacecraft power systems that are extraordinarily reli- able. RTGs are not nuclear reactors with accidents at nuclear power plants. It is completely inaccurate to associate an RTG accident with ChernobylNASA Fact Sheet July 1999 Spacecraft Power for Cassini Cassini's electrical power source -- Radio

  3. Overview of the 1986 free-piston Stirling SP-100 activities at the NASA Lewis Research Center

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1986-01-01

    An overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center SP-100 free-piston Stirling engine activities is presented. These activities include a free-piston Stirling space-power technology feasibility demonstration project as part of the SP-100 program being conducted in support of the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and NASA. The space-power Stirling advanced technology effort, under SP-100, addresses the status of the 25 kWe Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) including test results. Future space-power projections are presented along with a description of a study that will investigate the feasibility of scaling a single-cylinder free-piston Stirling space-power module to the 150 kW power range. Design parameters and conceptual design features will be presented for a 25 kWe, single-cylinder free-piston Stirling space-power converter. A description of a hydrodynamic gas bearing concept will be presented whereby the displacer of a 1 kWe free-piston Stirling engine is modified to demonstrate the bearing concept. And finally the goals of a conceptual design for a 25 kWe Solar Advanced Stirling Conversion System capable of delivering electric power to an electric utility grid will be discussed. The solar work is under an interagency agreement between DOE/Sandia National Laboratory and NASA Lewis.

  4. CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ACTIVELY COOLED METAL FOIL THERMAL RADIATION SHIELD

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    Feller, J. R.; Salerno, L. J.; Kashani, A.; Helvensteijn, B. P. M.

    2010-04-09

    Zero boil-off (ZBO) or reduced boil-off (RBO) systems that involve active cooling of large cryogenic propellant tanks will most likely be required for future space exploration missions. For liquid oxygen or methane, such systems could be implemented using existing high technology readiness level (TRL) cryocoolers. However, for liquid hydrogen temperatures (approx20 K) no such coolers exist. In order to partially circumvent this technology gap, the concept of broad area cooling (BAC) has been developed, whereby a low mass thermal radiation shield could be maintained at temperatures around 100 K by steady circulation of cold pressurized gas through a network of narrow tubes. By this method it is possible to dramatically reduce the radiative heat leak to the 20 K tank. A series of experiments, designed to investigate the heat transfer capabilities of BAC systems, have been conducted at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC). Results of the final experiment in this series, investigating heat transfer from a metal foil film to a distributed cooling line, are presented here.

  5. 2010 RAL Space Solar Impacts on Earth

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    © 2010 RAL Space Solar Impacts on Earth: Revealed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory & STEREO minimum for a century: · Why? What happened? · What does that mean for the Earth? · Will the next build up cycle begins... The Events of 1-4 August 2010: A Close Shave for the Earth! 1 August 2010 ­ The day

  6. Danger radiations

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Le conférencier Mons.Hofert parle des dangers et risques des radiations, le contrôle des zones et les précautions à prendre ( p.ex. film badge), comment mesurer les radiations etc.

  7. ,/'iV _ .s=J NASA Technical Memorandum 4592

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    ,/'iV _ .s=J NASA Technical Memorandum 4592 f_ /03 ASSIST User Manual Sally C. Johnson and David P. Boerschlein i i (NASA-TN-4$?2) (NASA. Langley 103 p ASSIST USER MANUAL Research Center) H1162 N95-32250 Unclas 00601'69 August 1995 #12;#12;NASA Technical Memorandum 4592 ASSIST User Manual Sally C. Johnson Langley

  8. ATHENA radiation model

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    Shumway, R.W.

    1987-10-01

    The ATHENA computer program has many features that make it desirable to use as a space reactor evaluation tool. One of the missing features was a surface-to-surface thermal radiation model. A model was developed that allows any of the regular ATHENA heat slabs to radiate to any other heat slab. The view factors and surface emissivities must be specified by the user. To verify that the model was properly accounting for radiant energy transfer, two different types of test calculations were performed. Both calculations have excellent results. The updates have been used on both the INEL CDC-176 and the Livermore Cray. 7 refs., 2 figs., 6 tabs.

  9. "Light" or the Electromagnetic spectrum www.nasa.gov

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    #12;"Light" or the Electromagnetic spectrum www.nasa.gov #12;Diffraction and Light · When passed Nasa.gov #12;The Visible Spectrum violet 380-420 nm indigo 420-450 nm blue 450-495 nm green 495-570 nm, Blue, or green · Cones concentrated at the center · Rods at outside of eye www.nasa.gov #12;Cone

  10. NASA Contractor Report 201588 ICASE Report No. 96-48

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    Sarkis, Marcus

    NASA Contractor Report 201588 ICASE Report No. 96-48 ICA VARIABLE DEGREE SCHWARZ METHODS Xiao-Chuan Cai Charbel Farhat Marcus Sarkis NASA Contract No. NASI-19480 July 1996 Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA 23681

  11. Application and Management of Commonality within NASA Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Application and Management of Commonality within NASA Systems by Richard A. Rhodes B.S. Mechanical Students #12;2 #12;3 Application and Management of Commonality within NASA Systems by Richard A. Rhodes commonality, NASA has the opportunity to develop, produce, and operate systems more efficiently, thus reducing

  12. Analytic Verification at NASA A View from the Trenches

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    Jipsen, Peter

    Analytic Verification at NASA A View from the Trenches Willem C. Visser July 31, 1999 Autonomous software is considered a major enabling technology for NASA in order to achieve the goal of their slogan Software Engineering 2 (ASE) group at NASA Ames Research Center is developing analytic verification

  13. Formal Methods Technology Transfer: A View from NASA

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    Caldwell, James

    Formal Methods Technology Transfer: A View from NASA James L. Caldwell Flight Electronics Technology Division NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia 23681 26 February 1996 Abstract Since 1988 NASA Langley Research Center has supported a formal methods research group. From its inception

  14. NASA Contractor Report 194949 ICASE Report No. 94-59

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    Frey, Pascal

    NASA Contractor Report 194949 ICASE Report No. 94-59 ?_7¢ S MULTIRESOLUTION REPRESENTATION AND NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS: A BRIEF REVIEW Ami Harten (NASA-CR-I94949) MULTIRESOLUTION REPRESENTATICN ANO - 18605 and NAS 1-19480 October 1994 Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering NASA

  15. NASA ACTS SATELLITE: A DISASTER RECOVERY TEST Dr. Hans Kruse

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    Kruse, Hans

    NASA ACTS SATELLITE: A DISASTER RECOVERY TEST Dr. Hans Kruse School of Communications Systems In September 1993, NASA launched its long- awaited Advanced Communication Technology (ACTS) satellite. ACTS and opening of the Ka frequency band. Among the earliest of the tests on the new satellite was a NASA

  16. NASA/TM2013218030 The Chorus Conflict and Loss of

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    NASA/TM­2013­218030 The Chorus Conflict and Loss of Separation Resolution Algorithms Ricky W. Butler, George Hagen, Jeffrey M. Maddalon Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia August 2013 #12;NASA STI Program . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement

  17. The Space of Metric Spaces

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    *D. J. Kelleher

    2013-11-16

    The Space of Metric Spaces. *D. J. Kelleher1. 1Department of Mathematics. University of Connecticut. UConn— SIGMA Seminar — Fall 2013. D. J. Kelleher.

  18. NASA Enhanced Use Lease | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties -Department of EnergyNEW YORK STATENASA Enhanced Use Lease NASA

  19. Handbook of radiation effects

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    Holmes-Siedle, A. (ed.) (Radiation Experiments and Monitors, Oxford (United Kingdom) Univ. of West London (United Kingdom)); Adams, L. (ed.) (European Space Agency-ESTEC, Noordwijk (Netherlands). Radiation Effects and Analysis Techniques Unit)

    1993-01-01

    This handbook is intended to serve as a tool for designers of equipment and scientific instruments in cases where they are required to ensure the survival of the equipment in radiation environments. High-technology materials, especially semiconductors and optics, tend to degrade on exposure to radiation in many different ways. Intense high-energy radiation environments are found in nuclear reactors and accelerators, machines for radiation therapy, industrial sterilization, and space. Some engineers have to build equipment which will survive a nuclear explosion from a hostile source. Proper handling of a disaster with radioactive materials requires equipment which depends utterly on semiconductor microelectronics and imaging devices. Thus the technology of radiation-tolerant electronics is an instrument for good social spheres as diverse as disaster planning and the exploration of Mars. In order to design equipment for intense environments like those described above, then degradation from high-energy irradiation must be seen as a basic design parameter. The aim of this handbook is to assist the engineer or student in that thought; to make it possible to write intelligent specifications; to offer some understanding of the complex variety of effects which occur when high-technology components encounter high-energy radiation; and to go thoroughly into the balance of choices of how to alleviate the effects and hence achieve the design aims of the project. Separate abstracts were prepared for 15 chapters of this book.

  20. NASA Net Zero Energy Buildings Roadmap

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    Pless, S.; Scheib, J.; Torcellini, P.; Hendron, B.; Slovensky, M.

    2014-10-01

    In preparation for the time-phased net zero energy requirement for new federal buildings starting in 2020, set forth in Executive Order 13514, NASA requested that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a roadmap for NASA's compliance. NASA detailed a Statement of Work that requested information on strategic, organizational, and tactical aspects of net zero energy buildings. In response, this document presents a high-level approach to net zero energy planning, design, construction, and operations, based on NREL's first-hand experience procuring net zero energy construction, and based on NREL and other industry research on net zero energy feasibility. The strategic approach to net zero energy starts with an interpretation of the executive order language relating to net zero energy. Specifically, this roadmap defines a net zero energy acquisition process as one that sets an aggressive energy use intensity goal for the building in project planning, meets the reduced demand goal through energy efficiency strategies and technologies, then adds renewable energy in a prioritized manner, using building-associated, emission- free sources first, to offset the annual energy use required at the building; the net zero energy process extends through the life of the building, requiring a balance of energy use and production in each calendar year.

  1. Source attributions of pollution to the Western Arctic during the NASA ARCTAS field campaign

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    2013-01-01

    plumes intercepted by the NASA DC-8 aircraft during theand Woollen, J. : MERRA: NASA’s Modern-Era RetrospectiveWestern Arctic during the NASA ARCTAS field campaign H. P.

  2. Multilayer radiation shield

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Urbahn, John Arthur (Saratoga Springs, NY); Laskaris, Evangelos Trifon (Niskayuna, NY)

    2009-06-16

    A power generation system including: a generator including a rotor including a superconductive rotor coil coupled to a rotatable shaft; a first prime mover drivingly coupled to the rotatable shaft; and a thermal radiation shield, partially surrounding the rotor coil, including at least a first sheet and a second sheet spaced apart from the first sheet by centripetal force produced by the rotatable shaft. A thermal radiation shield for a generator including a rotor including a super-conductive rotor coil including: a first sheet having at least one surface formed from a low emissivity material; and at least one additional sheet having at least one surface formed from a low emissivity material spaced apart from the first sheet by centripetal force produced by the rotatable shaft, wherein each successive sheet is an incrementally greater circumferential arc length and wherein the centripetal force shapes the sheets into a substantially catenary shape.

  3. Overview of free-piston Stirling technology at the NASA Lewis Research Center

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1985-01-01

    The activities include: (1) a generic free-piston Stirling technology project being conducted to develop technologies synergistic to both space power and terrestrial heat pump applications in a cooperative, cost-shared effort with the Department of Energy (DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), and (2) a free-piston Stirling space power technology demonstration project as part of the SP-100 program being conducted in support of the Department of Defense (DOD), DOE, and NASA/Lewis. The generic technology effort includes extensive parametric testing of a 1 kW free-piston Stirling engine (RE-1000), development and validation of a free-piston Stirling performance computer code, and fabrication and initial testing of an hydraulic output modification for the RE-1000 engine. The space power technology effort, under SP-100, addresses the status of the 25 kWe Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) including early test results.

  4. Evolution of Risk Management at NASA in the Context of Achieving Adequate Safety

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presenter: Homayoon Dezfuli, Ph.D. NASA Technical Fellow for System Safety Office of Safety and Mission Assurance NASA Headquarters

  5. Radiation damage effects on detectors and eletronic devices in harsh radiation environment

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    Fiore, S

    2015-01-01

    Radiation damage effects represent one of the limits for technologies to be used in harsh radiation environments as space, radiotherapy treatment, high-energy phisics colliders. Different technologies have known tolerances to different radiation fields and should be taken into account to avoid unexpected failures which may lead to unrecoverable damages to scientific missions or patient health.

  6. RSSC FUNDAMENTAL RADIATION CONCEPTS 072011 2-1 FUNDAMENTAL RADIATION CONCEPTS

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    Slatton, Clint

    .............................................................................................. 2-9 VII. Interactions of Radiations with Matter IS RADIATION? Radiation is defined as energy that travels through space or matter in the form of a particle), or by the interaction of a particle with matter. Some attributes of radioactive decay are that it is spontaneous

  7. Matthew J. Daigle Curriculum Vitae Research Computer Scientist matthew.j.daigle@nasa.gov

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    Daigle, Matthew

    Matthew J. Daigle Curriculum Vitae Research Computer Scientist matthew.j.daigle@nasa.gov NASA Ames NASA Ames Research Center · NASA Early Career Achievement Medal 2014 · NASA Group Achievement Award ­ Prognostics Team 2014 · Tech Brief Award ­ CryoSim KSC-13847 2014 · NASA Group Achievement Award ­ CEV 80-AS

  8. RADIATION MONITORING

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    Thomas, R.H.

    2010-01-01

    Radiation Exposure due to a Boiling Water Reactor Plume fromIN THE VICINITY OF A BOILING WATER REACTOR EXPOSURE RATE

  9. Space Kimchi

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    Hacker, Randi; Oborny, Jaimie; Tsutsui, William

    2006-07-05

    Broadcast Transcript: In space, no one can hear you scream... but did you know that in space no one can detect your smell either? The smell-taste connection means that food in space is not only weightless but tasteless, too. What's a flavor...

  10. HOW MUCH MEMORY RADIATION PROTECTION DO ONBOARD MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS REQUIRE?

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    data sets in a low-Earth orbit radi- ation environment, commercial RAM would suffice; no radiation is an open area of research. Key words: radiation, onboard data analysis. 1. INTRODUCTION Space missions of computational power, available memory, storage space, and high doses of radiation. Radiation causes errors

  11. Planning For Multiple NASA Missions With Use Of Enabling Radioisotope Power

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    S.G. Johnson; K.L. Lively; C.C. Dwight

    2013-02-01

    Since the early 1960’s the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies have provided radioisotope power systems (RPS) to NASA as an enabling technology for deep space and various planetary missions. They provide reliable power in situations where solar and/or battery power sources are either untenable or would place an undue mass burden on the mission. In the modern era of the past twenty years there has been no time that multiple missions have been considered for launching from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) during the same year. The closest proximity of missions that involved radioisotope power systems would be that of Galileo (October 1989) and Ulysses (October 1990). The closest that involved radioisotope heater units would be the small rovers Spirit and Opportunity (May and July 2003) used in the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission. It can be argued that the rovers sent to Mars in 2003 were essentially a special case since they staged in the same facility and used a pair of small launch vehicles (Delta II). This paper examines constraints on the frequency of use of radioisotope power systems with regard to launching them from Kennedy Space Center using currently available launch vehicles. This knowledge may be useful as NASA plans for its future deep space or planetary missions where radioisotope power systems are used as an enabling technology. Previous descriptions have focused on single mission chronologies and not analyzed the timelines with an emphasis on multiple missions.

  12. Overview of NASA Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine activities

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1984-01-01

    An overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center (LeRC) free-piston Stirling engine activities is presented. These include (1) a generic free-piston Stirling technology project being conducted to develop technologies generic to both space power and terrestrial heat pump applications in a cooperative, cost-shared effort with the Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); and (2) a free-piston Stirling space power technology feasibility demonstration project being conducted in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), DOE, NASA, SP-100 project. The generic technology effort includes extensive parametric testing of a 1 kW free-piston Stirling engine (RE-1000), development of a free-piston Stirling performance computer code, design and fabrication under contract of a hydraulic output modification for RE-1000 engine tests, and a 1000-hour endurance test, under contract, of a 3 kWe free-piston Stirling/alternator engine. The newly initiated space power technology feasibility demonstration effort addresses the capability of scaling a free-piston Stirling/alternator system to about 25 kWe; developing thermodynamic cycle efficiency greater than or equal to 70 percent of Carnot at temperature ratios in the order of 1.5 to 2.0; achieving a power conversion unit specific weight of 6 kg/kWe; operating with noncontacting gas bearings; and dynamically balancing the system. Planned engine and component design and test efforts are described.

  13. Overview of free-piston Stirling SP-100 activities at the NASA Lewis Research Center

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1986-01-01

    An overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center (LeRC) SP-100 free-piston Stirling engine activities is presented. These activities are being conducted in support of the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and NASA. The space-power technology effort, under SP-100, addresses the status of the 25 kWe Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE). Another facet of the SP-100 project covers the status of an endurance test. Dynamic balancing of the SPDE engine will be discussed along with a summary covering the parametric results of a study showing the relationship between power-converter specific weight and efficiency both as a function of Stirling engine heater to cooler temperature ratio. Design parameters and conceptual design features will be presented for a 25 kWe, single-cylinder free-piston Stirling space-power converter. And finally, a description of a hydrodynamic gas bearing concept will be presented.

  14. 12/16/07 8:13 PMPresence of Essential Molecule in Space Could Support Life on Other Planets -SpaceBanter.com Page 1 of 6http://www.spacebanter.com/showthread.php?p=835684

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    Glaser, Rainer

    Camp NASA-like simulators, astronaut training, aviation challenges. www.akspacetravel.com Space Jobs Want a job out of this world? We have 100s of space jobs available www.space-careers.com « Previous that certain molecules came from space is not outrageous," said Glaser, professor of chemistry in MU's College

  15. Political sustainability in the vision for space exploration : articulating the policy-technology feedback cycle

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    Broniatowski, David André, 1982-

    2006-01-01

    It is often difficult to forecast the future budgetary environment for today's space systems. Indeed, multiple NASA missions and programs have been put into jeopardy or canceled outright, due to discrepancies between the ...

  16. A lean safety review process for payloads on the International Space Station

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    Luis, Javier de

    2003-01-01

    The International Space Station has the potential to serve as a unique test platform to enable technologies for a wide array of manned and unmanned NASA missions. In order to live up to its promise, the resources required ...

  17. National Aeronautics and Space Administration goddardviewVolume 7 Issue 7

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    Christian, Eric

    Telescope's primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at Marshall Space Flight observations with the COS instrument), and NASA's Chandra (X-ray) Observatory and Swift (gamma-ray) satellites

  18. Taking a Look at 4.57 Billion Year Old Space Objects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Researchers at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NASA's Johnson Space Center are investigating objects some 4.57 billion years old in order to better understand how our solar system developed.

  19. Free space laser communication experiments from Earth to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in lunar orbit

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    Sun, Xiaoli

    Laser communication and ranging experiments were successfully conducted from the satellite laser ranging (SLR) station at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in lunar orbit. ...

  20. Spatial ability and handedness as potential predictors of space teleoperation performance

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    Pontillo, Teresa Maria

    2010-01-01

    NASA is concerned with finding performance predictors for space teleoperation tasks in order to improve training efficiency. Experiment 1 determined whether scores on tests of spatial skills could predict performance when ...

  1. HEXANE : architecting manned space exploration missions beyond low-earth orbit

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    Rudat, Alexander August

    2013-01-01

    With the end of the Space Shuttle Program and the cancellation of the Constellation Program, NASA's long-term designs for manned spaceflight beyond Earth orbit remain indefinite. Although progress has been made in plans ...

  2. Radiation detector

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fultz, B.T.

    1980-12-05

    Apparatus is provided for detecting radiation such as gamma rays and x-rays generated in backscatter Moessbauer effect spectroscopy and x-ray spectrometry, which has a large window for detecting radiation emanating over a wide solid angle from a specimen and which generates substantially the same output pulse height for monoenergetic radiation that passes through any portion of the detection chamber. The apparatus includes a substantially toroidal chamber with conductive walls forming a cathode, and a wire anode extending in a circle within the chamber with the anode lying closer to the inner side of the toroid which has the least diameter than to the outer side. The placement of the anode produces an electric field, in a region close to the anode, which has substantially the same gradient in all directions extending radially from the anode, so that the number of avalanche electrons generated by ionizing radiation is independent of the path of the radiation through the chamber.

  3. Black-Body Radiation Of Noncommutative Gauge Fields

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    A. H. Fatollahi; M. Hajirahimi

    2006-11-21

    The black-body radiation is considered in a theory with noncommutative electromagnetic fields; that is noncommutativity is introduced in field space, rather than in real space. A direct implication of the result on Cosmic Microwave Background map is argued.

  4. Intern experience NASA Ames Research Center: an internship report 

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    Steinle, Frank W.

    2013-03-13

    to the Director of the Systems Engineering and Computer Systems Directorate and monthly reports to NASA Headquarters were expected. Weekly briefings of an informal nature to the next lower level (Division) and an occasional briefing to NASA Headquarters... documentation. The Institutional Operations Office (Code DO), although not a Directorate, functions at that level and has NASA Ames Center responsibility for institutional safety. This includes personnel safety & health, fire safety, and R&QA. Support...

  5. Sandia Energy - NASA Award for Marginal Ice Zone Observations...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    NASA Award for Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Process Experiment (MIZOPEX) Home Climate Office of Science News News & Events Research & Capabilities Monitoring Analysis...

  6. NASA Scientist Discusses Nanotube Advances Feb. 9 at Jefferson...

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    Nanotube Advances Feb. 9 at Jefferson Lab NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2011 - Mike Smith, a NASA Langley Research Center scientist, will present a lecture titled "20th...

  7. NASA Lewis Stirling SPRE testing and analysis with reduced number of cooler tubes

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    Wong, W.A.; Cairelli, J.E.; Swec, D.M.; Doeberling, T.J.; Lakatos, T.F.; Madi, F.J.

    1994-09-01

    Free-piston Stirling power converters are a candidate for high capacity space power applications. The Space Power Research Engine (SPRE), a free-piston Stirling engine coupled with a linear alternator, is being tested at the NASA Lewis Research Center in support of the Civil Space Technology Initiative. The SPRE is used as a test bed for evaluating converter modifications which have the potential to improve converter performance and for validating computer code predictions. Reducing the number of cooler tubes on the SPRE has been identified as a modification with the potential to significantly improve power and efficiency. This paper describes experimental tests designed to investigate the effects of reducing the number of cooler tubes on converter power, efficiency and dynamics. Presented are test results from the converter operating with a reduced number of cooler tubes and comparisons between this data and both baseline test data and computer code predictions.

  8. Radiation dosimeter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fox, R.J.

    1981-09-01

    A radiation detector readout circuit is provided which produces a radiation dose-rate readout from a detector even through the detector output may be highly energy dependent. A linear charge amplifier including an output charge pump circuit amplifies the charge signal pulses from the detector and pumps the charge into a charge storage capacitor. The discharge rate of the capacitor through a resistor is controlled to provide a time-dependent voltage which when integrated provides an output proportional to the dose-rate of radiation detected by the detector. This output may be converted to digital form for readout on a digital display.

  9. Radiation dosimeter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fox, Richard J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1983-01-01

    A radiation detector readout circuit is provided which produces a radiation dose-rate readout from a detector even though the detector output may be highly energy dependent. A linear charge amplifier including an output charge pump circuit amplifies the charge signal pulses from the detector and pumps the charge into a charge storage capacitor. The discharge rate of the capacitor through a resistor is controlled to provide a time-dependent voltage which when integrated provides an output proportional to the dose-rate of radiation detected by the detector. This output may be converted to digital form for readout on a digital display.

  10. Appendix G. Radiation Appendix G. Radiation G-3

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    Pennycook, Steve

    , radio waves, and alpha particles are examples of radiation. When people feel warmth from sunlight in the form of electromagnetic waves. Examples include gamma rays, ultraviolet light, and radio waves, or radiant energy, is energy in the form of waves or particles moving through space. Visi- ble light, heat

  11. Appendix F. Radiation Appendix F. Radiation F-3

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    Pennycook, Steve

    energy, is energy in the form of waves or particles moving through space. Visi- ble light, heat, radio in the form of electromagnetic waves. Examples include gamma rays, ultraviolet light, and radio waves waves, and alpha particles are examples of radiation. When people feel warmth from sunlight

  12. NASA's astonishing evidence that c is not constant: The pioneer anomaly

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    E. D. Greaves

    2007-01-11

    For over 20 years NASA has struggled to find an explanation to the Pioneer anomaly. Now it becomes clear the solution to the riddle is that they have uncovered evidence that c, the speed of light, is not quite a universal constant. Using J. C. Cure s hypothesis that the index of refraction is a function of the gravitational energy density of space and straightforward Newtonian mechanics, NASA s measurements provide compelling evidence that the speed of light depends on the inverse of the square root of the gravitational energy density of space. The magnitude of the Pioneer anomalous acceleration leads to the value of the primordial energy density of space due to faraway stars and galaxies: 1.0838. x 10^15 Joule/m3. A value which almost miraculously coincides with the same quantity: 1.09429 x 10^15 Joule/m3 derived by J. C. Cure from a completely different phenomenon: the bending of starlight during solar eclipses.

  13. Absorber for terahertz radiation management

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Biallas, George Herman; Apeldoorn, Cornelis; Williams, Gwyn P.; Benson, Stephen V.; Shinn, Michelle D.; Heckman, John D.

    2015-12-08

    A method and apparatus for minimizing the degradation of power in a free electron laser (FEL) generating terahertz (THz) radiation. The method includes inserting an absorber ring in the FEL beam path for absorbing any irregular THz radiation and thus minimizes the degradation of downstream optics and the resulting degradation of the FEL output power. The absorber ring includes an upstream side, a downstream side, and a plurality of wedges spaced radially around the absorber ring. The wedges form a scallop-like feature on the innermost edges of the absorber ring that acts as an apodizer, stopping diffractive focusing of the THz radiation that is not intercepted by the absorber. Spacing between the scallop-like features and the shape of the features approximates the Bartlett apodization function. The absorber ring provides a smooth intensity distribution, rather than one that is peaked on-center, thereby eliminating minor distortion downstream of the absorber.

  14. Comparative Architecture The NASA-ESA Comparative Architecture Assessment

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    The NASA-ESA Comparative Architecture Assessment #12;The NASA-ESA Comparative Architecture studying lunar outpost architecture concepts, including habitation, mobility and communication systems, to support U.S. lunar exploration and science objectives. Elements of a surface architecture will rely

  15. Space-time diamonds

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    Daiqin Su; T. C. Ralph

    2015-07-02

    We show that the particle number distribution of diamond modes, modes that are localised in a finite space-time region, are thermal for the Minkowski vacuum state of a massless scalar field, an analogue to the Unruh effect. The temperature of the diamond is inversely proportional to its size. An inertial observer can detect this thermal radiation by coupling to the diamond modes using an appropriate energy scaled detector. We further investigate the correlations between various diamonds and find that entanglement between adjacent diamonds dominates.

  16. How to file a FOIA request for NASA Agency records A FOIA request for NASA Agency records must include the requester's name and mailing address, a description of

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    How to file a FOIA request for NASA Agency records A FOIA request for NASA Agency records must is submitted online via the NASA FOIA website, the required information must be completed. Do not include a social security number on any correspondence with the FOIA office. NASA does not have a central location

  17. How to file a FOIA request for NASA Agency records A FOIA request for NASA Agency records must include the requester's name and mailing address, a description of

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    How to file a FOIA request for NASA Agency records A FOIA request for NASA Agency records must is submitted online via the NASA FOIA website, the required information must be completed. Do not include a social security number on any correspondence with the FOIA office. NASA has a central location

  18. Planck's Radiation Law in the Quantized Universe

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    Rainer Collier

    2014-09-15

    Physical research looks for clues to quantum properties of the gravitational field. On the basis of the common Schr\\"odinger theory, a simple model of the quantization of a Friedmann universe comprising dust and radiation is investigated. With regard to energy quantization, the result suggests a universal limitation of the energy spacing between neighbouring quantum states by the Planck energy. Applied to black-body radiation, a modified Planck radiation law follows. If this could be verified in the laboratory, it would provide a direct hint at quantum properties of the space-time manifold.

  19. Free-piston Stirling technology for space power

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1994-09-01

    An overview is presented of the NASA Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine activities directed toward space power. This work is being carried out under NASA`s new Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). The overall goal of CSTI`s High Capacity Power element is to develop the technology base needed to meet the long duration, high capacity power requirements for future NASA space missions. The Stirling cycle offers an attractive power conversion concept for space power needs. Discussed in this paper is the completion of the Space Power Demonstrator Engine (SPDE) testing - culminating in the generation of 25 kW of engine power from a dynamically-balanced opposed-piston Stirling engine at a temperature ratio of 2.0. Engine efficiency was approximately 22 percent. The SPDE recently has been divided into two separate single-cylinder engines, called Space Power Research Engines (SPRE), that now serve as test beds for the evaluation of key technology disciplines. These disciplines include hydrodynamic gas bearings, high-efficiency linear alternators, space qualified heat pipe heat exchangers, oscillating flow code validation, and engine loss understanding. The success of the SPDE at 650 K has resulted in a more ambitious Stirling endeavor - the design, fabrication, test and evaluation of a designed-for-space 25 kW per cylinder Stirling Space Engine (SSE). The SSE will operate at a hot metal temperature of 1050 K using superalloy materials. This design is a low temperature confirmation of the 1300 K design. It is the 1300 K free-piston Stirling power conversion system that is the ultimate goal; to be used in conjunction with the SP-100 reactor. The approach to this goal is in three temperature steps. However, this paper concentrates on the first two phases of this program - the 650 K SPDE and the 1050 K SSE.

  20. Integration of space weather into space situational awareness

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D

    2010-11-09

    Rapid assessment of space weather effects on satellites is a critical step in anomaly resolution and satellite threat assessment. That step, however, is often hindered by a number of factors including timely collection and delivery of space weather data and the inherent com plexity of space weather information. As part of a larger, integrated space situational awareness program, Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed prototype operational space weather tools that run in real time and present operators with customized, user-specific information. The Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM) focuses on the penetrating radiation environment from natural or nuclear-produced radiation belts. The penetrating radiation environment is highly dynamic and highly orbit-dependent. Operators often must rely only on line plots of 2 MeV electron flux from the NOAA geosynchronous GOES satellites which is then assumed to be representative of the environment at the satellite of interest. DREAM uses data assimilation to produce a global, real-time, energy dependent specification. User tools are built around a distributed service oriented architecture (SOA) which will allow operators to select any satellite from the space catalog and examine the environment for that specific satellite and time of interest. Depending on the application operators may need to examine instantaneous dose rates and/or dose accumulated over various lengths of time. Further, different energy thresholds can be selected depending on the shielding on the satellite or instrument of interest. In order to rapidly assess the probability that space weather was the cause of anomalous operations, the current conditions can be compared against the historical distribution of radiation levels for that orbit. In the simplest operation a user would select a satellite and time of interest and immediately see if the environmental conditions were typical, elevated, or extreme based on how often those conditions occur in that orbit. This allows users to rapidly rule in or out environmental causes of anomalies. The same user interface can also allow users to drill down for more detailed quantitative information. DREAM can be run either from a distributed web-based user interface or as a stand-alone application for secure operations. In this paper we discuss the underlying structure of the DREAM model and demonstrate the user interface that we have developed . We also present some prototype data products and user interfaces for DREAM and discuss how space environment information can be seamlessly integrated into operational SSA systems.

  1. LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER (BASED ON THE 2010 NASA LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WORKSHOP

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    Savin, Daniel Wolf

    1 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER (BASED ON THE 2010 NASA LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WORKSHOP Federman, University of Toledo Paul Goldsmith, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Caroline Kilbourne, NASA Ridge National Laboratory, LOC Chair Susanna Widicus Weaver, Emory University Additional contributions

  2. NASA Lewis Stirling engine computer code evaluation

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    Sullivan, T.J.

    1989-01-01

    In support of the US Department of Energy's Stirling Engine Highway Vehicle Systems program, the NASA Lewis Stirling engine performance code was evaluated by comparing code predictions without engine-specific calibration factors to GPU-3, P-40, and RE-1000 Stirling engine test data. The error in predicting power output was /minus/11 percent for the P-40 and 12 percent for the RE-1000 at design conditions and 16 percent for the GPU-3 at near-design conditions (2000 rpm engine speed versus 3000 rpm at design). The efficiency and heat input predictions showed better agreement with engine test data than did the power predictions. Concerning all data points, the error in predicting the GPU-3 brake power was significantly larger than for the other engines and was mainly a result of inaccuracy in predicting the pressure phase angle. Analysis into this pressure phase angle prediction error suggested that improvement to the cylinder hysteresis loss model could have a significant effect on overall Stirling engine performance predictions. 13 refs., 26 figs., 3 tabs.

  3. Heat pipe radiation cooling (HPRC) for high-speed aircraft propulsion. Phase 2 (feasibility) final report

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    Martin, R.A.; Merrigan, M.A.; Elder, M.G.; Sena, J.T.; Keddy, E.S.; Silverstein, C.C.

    1994-03-25

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos), and CCS Associates are conducting the Heat Pipe Radiation Cooling (HPRC) for High-Speed Aircraft Propulsion program to determine the advantages and demonstrate the feasibility of using high-temperature heat pipes to cool hypersonic engine components. This innovative approach involves using heat pipes to transport heat away from the combustor, nozzle, or inlet regions, and to reject it to the environment by thermal radiation from adjacent external surfaces. HPRC is viewed as an alternative (or complementary) cooling technique to the use of pumped cryogenic or endothermic fuels to provide regenerative fuel or air cooling of the hot surfaces. The HPRC program has been conducted through two phases, an applications phase and a feasibility phase. The applications program (Phase 1) included concept and assessment analyses using hypersonic engine data obtained from US engine company contacts. The applications phase culminated with planning for experimental verification of the HPRC concept to be pursued in a feasibility program. The feasibility program (Phase 2), recently completed and summarized in this report, involved both analytical and experimental studies.

  4. NASA Launches New Earth Observation Satellite

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    Christian, Eric

    Wind Pg 9 Goddard Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Pg 10 National Aeronautics and Space of human and biodiversity health, energy and water management, urban planning, disaster recovery (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). The measurements will be compatible with data from past

  5. JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next generation...

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    required research so that NASA can identify promising technologies to develop, test and build prototypes for use in NASA missions for planetary exploration. Today's lithium-ion...

  6. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Near-Earth Object

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    Chapman, Clark R.

    by NASA's Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E), conducted the analysis of alternatives and then analyzed their capabilities and levels of performance including development schedules and technical risks percent goal by at least three years. Space systems have additional benefits as well as costs and risks

  7. Atmospheric,OceanicandSpaceSciences IntroductIon

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Atmospheric,OceanicandSpaceSciences #12;IntroductIon A Rich History in Science Driven Engineering, through research sponsored by NASA, NSF, DoD, DoE and other governmental agencies. This research has than individual components. The proud history of the disciplines has yielded a department honored

  8. Fusion for Earth and Space

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    Williams, Pharis E

    2009-03-16

    The compact reactor concept (Williams, 2007) has the potential to provide clean, safe and unlimited supply of energy for Earth and Space applications. The concept is a potential fusion reactor wherein deuterium nuclei are preferentially fused into helium nuclei. Because the deuterium nuclei are preferentially fused into helium nuclei at temperatures and energies lower than specified by the standard model there is no harmful radiation as a byproduct of this fusion process. Therefore, a reactor using this reaction does not need any shielding to contain such radiation. The energy released from each reaction and the absence of shielding makes the deuterium-plus-deuterium-to-helium (DDH) reactor very compact when compared to other reactors, both fission and fusion types. Moreover, the potential energy output per reactor weight and the absence of harmful radiation makes the DDH reactor an ideal candidate for individual home and space power. The concept also would make it possible for each plant or remote location to have it's own power source, on site, without the need for a connection to the power grid. This would minimize, or eliminate, power blackouts. The concept could replace large fission reactors and fossil fuel power plants plus provide energy for ships, locomotives, trucks and autos. It would make an ideal source of energy for space power applications and for space propulsion.

  9. Radiation Protection Act (Pennsylvania)

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    This Act combines the radiation safety provisions of The Atomic Energy Development and Radiation Control Act and the Environmental Radiation Protection Act, and empowers the Department of...

  10. DETECTORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY

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    Perez-Mendez, V.

    2010-01-01

    I. Applications of Radiation Detectors 1) X-Rays, Gammaof the Conference DETECTORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY VictorT E D LBL9651 DETECTORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY - DISCLAIM*

  11. Rockets 2 Race Cars Teacher Program at Kentucky Speedway (NASA)

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    Register here. Go Green Edition / The Heat is ON! Get your students revved up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with NASA's Rockets 2 Race Cars STEM Education program....

  12. Application and management of commonality within NASA systems

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    Rhodes, Richard Alexander

    2010-01-01

    Commonality can be defined as the sharing of assets such as components, designs, processes, technologies, interfaces, and/or infrastructure across systems. Through commonality, NASA has the opportunity to develop, produce, ...

  13. The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission: Overview

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    O'Neill, Peggy

    The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission is one of the first Earth observation satellites being developed by NASA in response to the National Research Council's Decadal Survey. Its mission design consists of L-band ...

  14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration goddardviewVolume 7 Issue 8

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    Christian, Eric

    and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program that will also collect weather and climate data. Scientists will use- Renowned Participants ­ 5 Firestation in Space to Open Firehose of Lightning Data ­ 6 The Landing Site Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Photo credit: NASA

  15. Solar Physics, Space Weather, and Wide-field X-ray Telescopes

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    Solar Physics, Space Weather, and Wide-field X-ray Telescopes CREOL & FPCE: The College of Optics of the Earth). The detrimental effects of solar storm induced "space weather" ranges from disruption of our. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are cooperating on a Solar X-ray Imager (SXI

  16. Houston, We Have a Success Story: Technology Transfer at the NASA IV&V Facility

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    Hayes, Jane E.

    Houston, We Have a Success Story: Technology Transfer at the NASA IV&V Facility Ken McGill, Wes Deadrick NASA IV&V Facility 100 University Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554 +1 (304) 367-8300/8329 {Kenneth.G.McGill,Wesley.W.Deadrick}@nasa of and technology transfer from NASA's research program in Independent Verification and Validation (IV

  17. NASA/CR-2000-210097 ICASE Report No. 2000-16

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2000-210097 ICASE Report No. 2000-16 Aircraft Trajectory Modeling and Alerting Algorithm Verification Cdsar Muhoz ICASE, Hampton, Virginia Victor Carreho NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia April 2000 #12;The NASA STI Program Office... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been

  18. NASA/CR-2000-209851 ICASE Report No. 2000-4

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2000-209851 ICASE Report No. 2000-4 Towards a Customizable PVS Gerald Liittgen and C_sar Mu_oz ICASE, Hampton, Virginia Ricky Butler, Ben Di Vito, and Paul Miner NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia January2000 #12;The NASA STI Program Office... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been

  19. Adjustable Autonomy with NASA Procedures Debra Schreckenghost, R. Peter Bonasso, David Kortenkamp

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Adjustable Autonomy with NASA Procedures Debra Schreckenghost, R. Peter Bonasso, David Kortenkamp TRACLabs, 1012 Hercules, Houston, TX, USA 77058 ghost@ieee.org, r.p.bonasso@nasa.gov, korten scott@traclabs.com, tmilam@traclabs.com, carroll.g.thronesbery@nasa.gov Abstract NASA's Exploration

  20. n a press conference on September 12, NASA announced that Voyager

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    . This resilient robot, built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), had burst through the sun's magnetic

  1. NASA/CR2011-215960 Modeling High-Speed Civil Tiltrotor Transports in the

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    -sponsored contractors and grantees. The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile · CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. Collected

  2. NASA/TM--2012216007 Performance Data Errors in Air Carrier Operations

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    and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees. · CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. Collected papers

  3. Radiation Safety

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMassR&D100 Winners * Impacts on GlobalRachel Ruggirello RachelRadiation DrySafety Home

  4. Machian space quanta

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    David W. Essex

    2015-01-25

    A new model for space and matter is obtained by joining every pair of point charges in the observable universe by an ethereal string. Positive gravitational potential energy in each string gives an attractive gravitational force due to the action of an energy conservation constraint. Newton's laws of motion are derived and inertia is explained in accordance with Mach's principle. The Machian string model gives a surprisingly simple way to understand the expansion history of the Universe. The decelerating expansion in the radiation era and the matter era is explained without using General Relativity and the transition from deceleration to acceleration is explained without the need to introduce a separate 'dark energy' component. The interaction between Machian strings gives a physical model for modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) and is therefore an alternative to 'dark matter'.

  5. OMB Approval Number 2700-0087 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs

  6. Proceedings NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Conference Mass Storage Systems Technologies, September 1719, College Park, MD.

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    resources required individual applications aggregate demands made by continually increasing number clients users, response time of distributed operations must improve. this paper, analyze measurements Andrew of poor response time significant enough trigger customer dissatisfaction. particular, we show how, after

  7. Executive Summary Today NASA pursues technical innovations and scientific discoveries to advance human exploration of space.

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    ) ..........................................................................................................................Page 36 Pavilion Lake, British Columbia, Canada is home to rare carbonate structures called missions, with highlights and successes from the last few years: Desert Research and Technology Studies and conducting science research in this environment. Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP

  8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Orion spacecraft is NASA's newest exploration

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, this fall. The uncrewed spacecraft will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will travel 3,600 miles in the Pacific Ocean,about 600 miles south of San Diego, Calif. The mission will provide engineers

  9. NASA tests of Einstein's Universe call for non-empty space physics of nonlocal classical matter

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    I. E. Bulyzhenkov

    2007-11-10

    LLR and GPB geodetic precessions have tested flatness for Einsten-Infeld-Hoffmann dynamics of distributed relativistic matter

  10. NASA Science Mission Directorate Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) -2006

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    Christian, Eric

    , and facilitating the use of extensive data in the development of comprehensive Earth system models. Under the title

  11. An Artist's depiction of the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH REPORT 2001-2002 Executive Summary 1. Division of Biomedical Engineering 2. Division of Environmental Engineering 3. Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering 4. Department of Chemical Engineering 5. Department of Civil and Geological Engineering 6. Department of Electrical Engineering 7

  12. PPPL data may play role in first NASA space probe dedicated to...

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    magnetic reconnection, a mysterious phenomenon that gives rise to the northern lights, solar flares and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt cell phone service, black out power...

  13. PPPL data may play role in first NASA space probe dedicated to magnetic

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass mapSpeeding access| Department ofStephen P rice Los ANotPlasma

  14. Y-12 to help create fuel for NASA's long-range space exploration missions

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  15. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Saves Water with High-Efficiency Toilet

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  16. Memorandum of Understanding between DOE and NASA concerning RPS for space

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  17. ORISE: REAC/TS Provides Radiation Expertise as NASA Prepares Mars Science

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  18. Thermostatic Radiator Valve Evaluation

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    Dentz, J.; Ansanelli, E.

    2015-01-01

    A large stock of multifamily buildings in the Northeast and Midwest are heated by steam distribution systems. Losses from these systems are typically high and a significant number of apartments are overheated much of the time. Thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs) are one potential strategy to combat this problem, but have not been widely accepted by the residential retrofit market. In this project, the ARIES team sought to better understand the current usage of TRVs by key market players in steam and hot water heating and to conduct limited experiments on the effectiveness of new and old TRVs as a means of controlling space temperatures and reducing heating fuel consumption. The project included a survey of industry professionals, a field experiment comparing old and new TRVs, and cost-benefit modeling analysis using BEopt™ (Building Energy Optimization software).

  19. Overview of the 1985 NASA Lewis Research Center SP-100 free-piston Stirling engine activities

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    Slaby, J.G.

    1985-01-01

    An overview of the 1985 (NASA) Lewis Research Center free-piston Stirling engine activities in support of the SP-100 Program is presented. The SP-100 program is being conducted in support of the Department of Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), and NASA. This effort is keyed on the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of a 25 kW(e) Stirling space-power technology-feasibility demonstrator engine. Another facet of the SP-100 project covers the status of a 9000-h goal endurance test conducted on a 2 kW(e) free-piston Stirling/linear alternator system employing hydrostatic gas bearings. Dynamic balancing of the RE-1000 engine (a 1 kW(e) free-piston Stirling engine) using a passive dynamic absorber is discussed, along with the results of a parametric study showing the relationships of Stirling power converter specific weight and efficiency as functions of Stirling engine heater to cooler temperature ratio. Planned tests are described covering a hydrodynamic gas bearing concept for potential SP-100 application.

  20. Causal signal transmission by quantum fields. Phase-space approach to quantum electrodynamics

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    L. I. Plimak; S. Stenholm

    2015-07-30

    Phase-space techniques are generalized to nonlinear quantum electrodynamics beyond the rotating wave approximation, resulting in an essentially classical picture of radiation dynamics.

  1. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

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    The webinar focused on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings, including hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

  2. Adaptors for radiation detectors

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    Livesay, Ronald Jason

    2014-04-22

    Described herein are adaptors and other devices for radiation detectors that can be used to make accurate spectral measurements of both small and large bulk sources of radioactivity, such as building structures, soils, vessels, large equipment, and liquid bodies. Some exemplary devices comprise an adaptor for a radiation detector, wherein the adaptor can be configured to collimate radiation passing through the adapter from an external radiation source to the radiation detector and the adaptor can be configured to enclose a radiation source within the adapter to allow the radiation detector to measure radiation emitted from the enclosed radiation source.

  3. Adaptors for radiation detectors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Livesay, Ronald Jason

    2015-07-28

    Described herein are adaptors and other devices for radiation detectors that can be used to make accurate spectral measurements of both small and large bulk sources of radioactivity, such as building structures, soils, vessels, large equipment, and liquid bodies. Some exemplary devices comprise an adaptor for a radiation detector, wherein the adaptor can be configured to collimate radiation passing through the adapter from an external radiation source to the radiation detector and the adaptor can be configured to enclose a radiation source within the adapter to allow the radiation detector to measure radiation emitted from the enclosed radiation source.

  4. Radiation dosimeters

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    Hoelsher, James W. (Pullman, WA); Hegland, Joel E. (Pullman, WA); Braunlich, Peter F. (Pullman, WA); Tetzlaff, Wolfgang (Pullman, WA)

    1992-01-01

    Radiation dosimeters and dosimeter badges. The dosimeter badges include first and second parts which are connected to join using a securement to produce a sealed area in which at least one dosimeter is held and protected. The badge parts are separated to expose the dosimeters to a stimulating laser beam used to read dose exposure information therefrom. The badge is constructed to allow automated disassembly and reassembly in a uniquely fitting relationship. An electronic memory is included to provide calibration and identification information used during reading of the dosimeter. Dosimeter mounts which reduce thermal heating requirements are shown. Dosimeter constructions and production methods using thin substrates and phosphor binder-layers applied thereto are also taught.

  5. SPACE DAILY SPACE WAR TERRA DAILY MARS DAILY SPACE MART SPACE TRAVEL World's Smallest Universal Material

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    SPACE DAILY SPACE WAR TERRA DAILY MARS DAILY SPACE MART SPACE TRAVEL NANO TECH World's Smallest, professor of mechanical Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email Space - War - Earth - Energy - China your email yes Search All Of Our Sites In One Search SpaceDaily - SpaceWar - TerraDaily Search Horacio D

  6. Radiation stability of graphene under extreme conditions

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    Kumar, Sunil, E-mail: kumar.sunil092@gmail.com; Tripathi, Ambuj; Khan, Saif A.; Pannu, Compesh; Avasthi, Devesh K. [Materials Science Group, Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 (India)

    2014-09-29

    In this letter, we report radiation stability of graphene under extreme condition of high energy density generated by 150?MeV Au ion irradiation. The experiment reveals that graphene is radiation resistant for irradiation at 10{sup 14?}ions/cm{sup 2} of 150?MeV Au ions. It is significant to note that annealing effects are observed at lower fluences whereas defect production occurs at higher fluences but significant crystallinity is retained. Our results demonstrate applicability of graphene based devices in radiation environment and space applications.

  7. DETECTORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY

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    Perez-Mendez, V.

    2010-01-01

    J. Price, "Nuclear Radiation Detection" (2nd ed. , New York:4) G. F. Knoll, "Radiation Detection and Measurement" (NewSons, Inc. from "Radiation Detection and Measurement," G. F.

  8. OPTIMIZATION OF MISSION DESIGN FOR CONSTRAINED LIBRATION POINT SPACE MISSIONS

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    Stanford University

    or force perturbations by the full space environment (e.g. solar radiation pressure). Trajectory Samantha I. Infeld December 2005 Revision Date: December 16, 2005 #12;Copyright c 2006 by Samantha I

  9. Flying on Sun Shine: Sailing in Space

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    Alhorn, Dean

    2012-03-28

    On January 20th, 2011, NanoSail-D successfully deployed its sail in space. It was the first solar sail vehicle to orbit the earth and the second sail ever unfurled in space. The 10m2 sail, deployment mechanism and electronics were packed into a 3U CubeSat with a volume of about 3500cc. The NanoSail-D mission had two objectives: eject a nanosatellite from a minisatellite; deploy its sail from a highly compacted volume to validate large structure deployment and potential de-orbit technologies. NanoSail-D was jointly developed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center. The ManTech/NeXolve Corporation provided key sail design support. NanoSail-D is managed by Marshall and jointly sponsored by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the Space Test Program, the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation and Dynetics Inc. The presentation will provide insights into sailcraft advances and potential missions enabled by this emerging in-space propulsion technology.

  10. Radiation Control (Virginia)

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    The Department of Health is responsible for regulating radiation and radioactive materials in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although the Department's Radiation Control Program primarily focuses on...

  11. RADIATIVE AND PASSIVE COOLING

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    Martin, M.

    2011-01-01

    Ext. 6782 Radiative and Passive Cooling Marlo Martin andof the Second Nation- al Passive Solar Conference (owned rights. ,I I RADIATIVE AND PASSIVE COOLING* LAIVRENCE

  12. NASA Technical Memorandum 89098 The Fault-Tree Compiler

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    Butler, Ricky W.

    L - NASA Technical Memorandum 89098 The Fault-Tree Compiler Anna L. Martensen Ricky W. Butler in preliminary design analysis. The goal of the Fault Tree Compiler (m)program is to provide the user with a tool also be performed, providing the user The motivation for the development of the Fault Tree Compiler

  13. SAO/NASA ADS Help Pages May 30, 2014

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    Hardcastle, Martin

    SAO/NASA ADS Help Pages ADS Team May 30, 2014 #12;Contents 1 Overview 4 1.1 What is the ADS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.1.1 Use of the ADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.1.2 User Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2 About the Data in the ADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.2.1 Origin

  14. NASA's Information Power Grid William E. Johnston, Project Manager

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    NASA's Information Power Grid William E. Johnston, Project Manager Arsi Vaziri, Deputy Project that Grids and Web Services combined represent as powerful a new tool for accessing and managing distributed and Data Grids? · Grids are technology and an emerging architecture that involve several types

  15. http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology SMAP SAR* On-Orbit Misalignment Calibration Dynamics & Control, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA *Synthetic Aperture Radar #12;Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory California

  16. Update on NASA Earth Science Briefing to Unidata Policy Committee

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    NASA Advisory Council Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Johnson Kennedy Marshall Stennis Ames Goddard JPL Management Roy Maizel Director Solar System Andrew Dantzler Director Earth-Sun System Dr. Dick Fisher Acting system efficiency and operability · Increase data usability by the science research, application

  17. NASA Earth Science Technology Office 2014 Annual Report

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    projects and the advancement and infusion of technologies for NASA Earth science. Activities within. ESTO continues to build upon a strong history of technology development and infusion. In FY14 54 completed projects in the ESTO portfolio, 35% have already been infused while an additional 46% have a path

  18. Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research

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    Lee, Herbie

    Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research Center Joel Kubby, Dan O'Leary, Zachary #12;Goals · Set-up a unique microgrid test-bed for renewable energy generation, monitoring and storage · Use the facility for testing systems integration, optimization and control of new renewable energy

  19. NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Decadal Survey Technology Investments

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    Christian, Eric

    investments · Risks are retired before major dollars are invested: a cost-effective approach to technologyNASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Decadal Survey Technology Investments January 7, 2009 #12;Overview: Earth Science Technology Office Science Driven, Competed, Actively Managed

  20. Lyapunov functions nonlinear spaces

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    Hafstein, Sigurður Freyr

    Lyapunov functions on nonlinear spaces R. Sepulchre -- University of Liege, Belgium Reykjavik - July 2013 Constructing Lyapunov functions: a personal journey · Lyap functions in linear spaces (1994: homogeneous spaces with flat, positive, and negative curvature) Lyapunov functions in linear spaces 3

  1. Social Media: Space Weather #SpaceWeather

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    ://www.swpc.noaa.gov/impacts/spaceweatherandgpssystems #SpaceWeather #12;Space Weather Impacts on the Power Grid Facebook The electric power grid. To learn about space weather and impacts to the electric grid visit http on the Power Grid Space Weather and the Aurora Borealis What are Solar Flares? What are Coronal Mass

  2. A Real Options Framework for Space Mission Design Andrew A. Gray, Payman Arabshahi, Elisabeth Lamassoure, Clayton Okino, Jason Andringa

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    Arabshahi, Payman

    1 A Real Options Framework for Space Mission Design Andrew A. Gray, Payman Arabshahi, Elisabeth,payman,elama,okino, andringa}@jpl.nasa.gov Abstract--a real options framework for use in space mission design is presented that the flexibility provides; in this application the real options framework becomes a powerful tool. The utility

  3. Radiation Protection and Licensing FNAL Radiation Physics Team

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    McDonald, Kirk

    (ALARA). January 13, 2012 Radiation Protection and Licensing #12;4 Shielding for Prompt Radiation Protect

  4. Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt Remediation particles of the Van Allen belts coming from cosmic rays, solar storms, high altitude nuclear explosions regions, as well as an obstacle to exploration and development of space technologies. The "Radiation Belt

  5. NightCool: An Innovative Residential Nocturnal Radiation Cooling Concept 

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    Parker, D. S.

    2006-01-01

    the hours of 9 PM and 7 AM when night sky radiation could greatly reduce space cooling. A large problem with previous night sky radiation cooling concepts have been that they have typically required exotic building configurations (e.g. Hay, 1978... RESIDENTIAL NOCTURNAL RADIATION COOLING CONCEPT Danny S. Parker John Sherwin Principal Research Scientist Research Engineer Florida Solar Energy Center Cocoa, FL ABSTRACT Using a building’s roof to take advantage...

  6. DOE and NASA Reach Cleanup Agreements with the State of California...

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    DOE and NASA Reach Cleanup Agreements with the State of California for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory DOE and NASA Reach Cleanup Agreements with the State of California for the...

  7. NASA-CR-203364 0045-7949(94)E0223-0

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    Frey, Pascal

    dds =and bo for _ Pergamon NASA-CR-203364 0045-7949(94)E0223-0 REDUCED BASIS TECHNIQUE Technology, University of Virginia, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, U.S.A. (Received 28

  8. A Survey of NASA and Military Standards on Fault Tolerance and Reliability Applied to Robotics

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    Rice University - Center for Cooperative Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Environments

    A Survey of NASA and Military Standards on Fault Tolerance and Reliability Applied to Robotics of relevant Military and NASA standards for reliability and fault toler­ ance is included. 1 Introduction

  9. Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures

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    Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures Fengxiang are carefully analyzed using the NASA-Task Load Index. With the statistical analyses of questionnaires

  10. Solid state radiative heat pump

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    Berdahl, Paul H. (Oakland, CA)

    1986-01-01

    A solid state radiative heat pump (10, 50, 70) operable at room temperature (300.degree. K.) utilizes a semiconductor having a gap energy in the range of 0.03-0.25 eV and operated reversibly to produce an excess or deficit of charge carriers as compared to thermal equilibrium. In one form of the invention (10, 70) an infrared semiconductor photodiode (21, 71) is used, with forward or reverse bias, to emit an excess or deficit of infrared radiation. In another form of the invention (50), a homogeneous semiconductor (51) is subjected to orthogonal magnetic and electric fields to emit an excess or deficit of infrared radiation. Three methods of enhancing transmission of radiation through the active surface of the semiconductor are disclosed. In one method, an anti-reflection layer (19) is coated into the active surface (13) of the semiconductor (11), the anti-reflection layer (19) having an index of refraction equal to the square root of that of the semiconductor (11). In the second method, a passive layer (75) is spaced from the active surface (73) of the semiconductor (71) by a submicron vacuum gap, the passive layer having an index of refractive equal to that of the semiconductor. In the third method, a coupler (91) with a paraboloid reflecting surface (92) is in contact with the active surface (13, 53) of the semiconductor (11, 51), the coupler having an index of refraction about the same as that of the semiconductor.

  11. The Influence of Social Movements on Space Astronomy Policy

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    Harrisa, Hannah E

    2014-01-01

    Public engagement (PE) initiatives can lead to a long term public support of science. However most of the real impact of PE initiatives within the context of long-term science policy is not completely understood. An examination of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, and International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 reveal how large grassroots movements led by citizen scientists and space aficionados can have profound effects on public policy. We explore the role and relevance of public grassroots movements in the policy of space astronomy initiatives, present some recent cases which illustrate policy decisions involving broader interest groups, and consider new avenues of PE including crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

  12. Five blind men and the elephant: what can the NASA Aura ozone measurements tell us about stratosphere-troposphere exchange?

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    Tang, Q.; Prather, M. J

    2012-01-01

    JPL Publication 06–2, NASA/JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,This work is funded by NASA grant (NNX08AR25G) to UCI andthe elephant: what can the NASA Aura ozone measurements tell

  13. DETECTORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY

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    Perez-Mendez, V.

    2010-01-01

    RPL) The interaction of radiation with matter in crystallineradiation. Some interactions with crystalline matter are

  14. United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI) 1991-2012 and Beyond

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    Mathai, A M; Balogh, W R

    2015-01-01

    This paper contains an overview and summary on the achievements of the United Nations basic space science initiative in terms of donated and provided planetariums, astronomical telescopes, and space weather instruments, particularly operating in developing nations. This scientific equipment has been made available to respective host countries, particularly developing nations, through the series of twenty basic space science workshops, organized through the United Nations Programme on Space Applications since 1991. Organized by the United Nations, the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States of America, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the basic space science workshops were organized as a series of workshops that focused on basic space science (1991-2004), the International Heliophysical Year 2007 (2005-2009), and the International Space Weather Initiative (2010-2012) proposed by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Spac...

  15. Initial tests of thermoacoustic space power engine.

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    Backhaus, S. N.

    2002-01-01

    Future NASA deep-space missions will require radioisotope-powered electric generators that are just as reliable as current RTGs, but more efficient and of higher specific power (Wikg). Thennoacoustic engines at the -1-kW scale have converted high-temperature heat into acoustic, or PV, power without moving parts at 30% efficiency. Consisting of only tubes and a few heat exchangers, thennoacoustic engines are low mass and promise to be highly reliable. Coupling a thennoacoustic engine to a low mass, highly reliable and efficient linear alternator will create a heat-driven electric generator suitable for deep-space applications. Conversion efficiency data will be presented on a demonstration thennoacoustic engine designed for the 1 00-Watt power range.

  16. Thermoacoustic power systems for space applications

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    Backhaus, S. N.; Tward, E.; Pedach, M.

    2001-01-01

    Future NASA deep-space missions will require radioisotope-powered electric generators that are just as reliable as current RTGs, but more efficient and of higher specific power (W/kg). Thermoacoustic engines can convert high-temperature heat into acoustic, or PV, power without moving parts at 30% efficiency. Consisting of only tubes and a few heat exchangers, these engines are low mass and promise to be highly reliable. Coupling a thermoacoustic engine to a low-mass, highly reliable and efficient linear alternator will create a heat-driven electric generator suitable for deep-space applications. Data will be presented on the first tests of a demonstration thermoacoustic engine designed for the 100-Watt power range.

  17. Final as accepted by the NAC on Oct. 6, 2010 NASA Advisory Council

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    Chapman, Clark R.

    1 Final as accepted by the NAC on Oct. 6, 2010 Report of the NASA Advisory Council Ad Hoc Task Executive Near-Earth Object Observations Program HQ NASA Thomas D. Jones Visiting Senior Research Scientist Bette Siegel Exploration Systems Mission Directorate HQ NASA #12;4 Executive Summary The Ad-Hoc Task

  18. AC 2010-343: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT

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    Conrad, James M.

    AC 2010-343: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT Jiang Guo, California University Los Angeles © American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 #12;NASA Senior Design: Mission Assurance Management Environment Abstract This paper discusses the implementation experience of our NASA

  19. 28 NOVEMBER 2008 VOL 322 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org1324 CREDIT:NASA/JPL

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    Li, Xin

    28 NOVEMBER 2008 VOL 322 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org1324 CREDIT:NASA/JPL LETTERS I BOOKS I POLICY The Price of Exploration NASA IS IN THE FINAL THROES OF IMPLEMENTING THE MOST POWERFUL SURFACE RECON- naissance mission ever undertaken to Mars. Dubbed the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), it represents NASA

  20. NASA/CP-2003-212448 Design and Application of Strategies/Tactics

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CP-2003-212448 Design and Application of Strategies/Tactics in Higher Order Logics Edited, Virginia C&ar Murloz National Institute of Aerospace, Harnpton, Virginia 1 September 2003 1 #12;The NASA STI Program Office ... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement

  1. MAVEN overview MAVEN is a NASA Mars Scout mission designed to orbit Mars

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    MAVEN overview MAVEN is a NASA Mars Scout mission designed to orbit Mars and explore the state-Boulder professor and LASP research scientist, leads the project on behalf of NASA. Jakosky worked with a national of primary mission Mission description: MAVEN is a NASA Mars Scout mission carrying eight instruments

  2. From: The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network (corresponding author: Justin Hagerty, jhagerty@usgs.gov)

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    From: The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network (corresponding author: Justin Hagerty, jhagerty@usgs.gov) To: CAPTEM, VEXAG, LEAG, MEPAG, SBAG, OPAG Re: Proposed changes to the NASA Planetary Science Division R&A programs Introduction: At the meeting of the NASA Planetary Science Subcommittee

  3. NASA ROSES CCS NNH13ZDA001N-CARBON MSTMIP PHASE II DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN

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    NASA ROSES CCS NNH13ZDA001N-CARBON MSTMIP PHASE II DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN 4-1 MSTMIP PHASE II: DATA UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, 4 CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, AND 5 JPL NASA The following Data Management Plan was part of the NASA ROSES 2013 Proposal North American Carbon Program Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model

  4. Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA

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    Pasareanu, Corina

    Combining Unit-level Symbolic Execution and System-level Concrete Execution for Testing NASA Software Corina S. Pasareanu, Peter C. Mehlitz, David H. Bushnell, Karen Gundy-Burlet, Michael Lowry NASA.h.bushnell, karen.gundy-burlet, michael.r.lowry}@nasa.gov Suzette Person Department of Computer Science

  5. 1NASA Glenn Research Center M.Atiquzzaman, Univ. of Oklahoma, July 2002.

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    Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

    1NASA Glenn Research Center M.Atiquzzaman, Univ. of Oklahoma, July 2002. Effect of Congestion University of Oklahoma. Email: atiq@ieee.org Web: www.cs.ou.edu/~atiq NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. July 16, 2002. #12;2NASA Glenn Research Center M.Atiquzzaman, Univ. of Oklahoma, July 2002

  6. NASA/CR-2001-211271 ICASE Interim Report No. 39

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2001-211271 ICASE Interim Report No. 39 Real Automation in the Field C6sar Mu_oz ICASE, Hampton, Virginia Micaela Mayero INRIA, Le Chesnay Cedex, France December 2001 #12;The NASA STI Program Office... in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics

  7. NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty & Kougianos 1 Impact of Gate Leakage on Mixed Signal

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty & Kougianos 1 Impact of Gate Leakage on Mixed Signal Design and Simulation dhruva@unt.edu #12;NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty & Kougianos 2 Outline of the Talk Introduction Related works Remedy Conclusions #12;NASA VLSI 2007 Mohanty & Kougianos 3 Introduction Characterization of mixed signal

  8. NASA's Mission in Education/Public Outreach (E/PO) with Astrobiology

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    Alexandrova, Ivana

    NASA's Mission in Education/Public Outreach (E/PO) with Astrobiology: Inspire, Engage, and Educate, astrophysics, geophysics, paleontology #12;Is there anyone else out there? #12;NASA's Educational Strategic Summer Science Camp, 2009 - 2013 #12;**NASA-sponsored E/PO activities ** Annual Astrobiology Teachers

  9. NASA/CR-2007-214863 NIA Report No. 2007-06

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    Muñoz, César A.

    NASA/CR-2007-214863 NIA Report No. 2007-06 In-Trail Procedure (ITP) Algorithm Design Cesar A. Munoz and Radu I. Siminiceanu National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Hampton, Virginia August 2007 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement

  10. Lifecycle Verification of the NASA Ames K9 Rover Executive Dimitra Giannakopoulou1, 3

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    Pasareanu, Corina

    Lifecycle Verification of the NASA Ames K9 Rover Executive Dimitra Giannakopoulou1, 3 Corina S. Pasareanu2, 3 Michael Lowry3 and Rich Washington4 (1) USRA/RIACS (2) Kestrel Technology LLC (3) NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, USA {dimitra, pcorina, lowry}@email.arc.nasa.gov (4) Google

  11. Observing Iceland's Eyjafjallajkull 2010 eruptions with the autonomous NASA Volcano Sensor Web

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    Wright, Robert

    Observing Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruptions with the autonomous NASA Volcano Sensor Web, the Hyperion hyperspectral imager and Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft by using the autonomously operating NASA Volcano Sensor Web (VSW). The VSW incorporates notifications

  12. Mitigation: Interfaces between NASA, Risk Managers, and the Public Clark R. Chapman1,2

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    Chapman, Clark R.

    1 Mitigation: Interfaces between NASA, Risk Managers, and the Public Clark R. Chapman1,2 , Daniel D Paper submitted to NASA Workshop on "Near-Earth Object Detection, Characterization, and Threat is only one element of response to an NEO threat. As the early warning system, NASA's Spaceguard search

  13. AC 2010-1901: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND REUSABLE AVIONICS

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    Conrad, James M.

    AC 2010-1901: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND REUSABLE AVIONICS James Conrad intelligence, and engineering education. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 #12;NASA Senior so that the students were able to meet nearly all of the project requirements. NASA Faculty Fellow

  14. CMU SCS ISRI i CASOS Report Ineffective Organizational Practices at NASA: A Dynamic Network

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    CMU SCS ISRI i CASOS Report Ineffective Organizational Practices at NASA: A Dynamic Network have plagued NASA for many years. The concurrent existence and micro/macro nature of these problems to study ineffective organizational practices at NASA. Dynamic network analysis is a comprehensive

  15. "Light" or the Electromagne2c spectrum www.nasa.gov

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    #12;"Light" or the Electromagne2c spectrum www.nasa.gov #12;What do our eyes at outside of eye www.nasa.gov #12; Cone sensi3vity Numb3rs Blog: http://nuweb2.neu? It follows that.... Etc. #12;This guy named Fraunhofer Fraunhofer lines- Solar Spectrum hFp://apod.gsfc.nasa

  16. RADIATION EFFECTS IN MATERIAL MICROSTRUCTURE.

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    SIMOS,N.

    2007-05-30

    Next generation nuclear power systems, high-power particle accelerators and space technology will inevitably rely on higher performance materials that will be able to function in the extreme environments of high irradiation, high temperatures, corrosion and stress. The ability of any material to maintain its functionality under exposure to harsh conditions is directly linked to the material structure at the nano- and micro-scales. Understanding of the underlying processes is key to the success of such undertakings. This paper presents experimental results of the effects of radiation exposure on several unique alloys, composites and crystals through induced changes in the physio-mechanical macroscopic properties.

  17. Radiation physics, biophysics, and radiation biology

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    Hall, E.J.; Zaider, M.

    1991-05-01

    Research at the Radiological Research Laboratory is a blend of physics, chemistry, and biology, involving research at the basic level with the admixture of a small proportion of pragmatic or applied research in support of radiation protection and/or radiotherapy. Current research topics include: oncogenic transformation assays, mutation studies involving interactions between radiation and environmental contaminants, isolation, characterization and sequencing of a human repair gene, characterization of a dominant transforming gene found in C3H 10T1/2 cells, characterize ab initio the interaction of DNA and radiation, refine estimates of the radiation quality factor Q, a new mechanistic model of oncogenesis showing the role of long-term low dose medium LET radiation, and time dependent modeling of radiation induced chromosome damage and subsequent repair or misrepair.

  18. Hawking Radiation and Classical Tunneling

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    Tracy, Eugene R

    2015-01-01

    Acoustic waves in fluids undergoing the transition from sub- to supersonic flow satisfy governing equations similar to those for light waves in the immediate vicinity of a black hole event horizon. This acoustic analogy has been used by Unruh and others as a conceptual model for `Hawking radiation.' Here we use variational methods, originally introduced by Brizard for the study of linearized MHD, and ray phase space methods, to analyze linearized acoustics in the presence of background flows. The variational formulation endows the evolution equations with natural Hermitian and symplectic structures that prove useful for later analysis. We derive a $2\\times 2$ normal form governing the wave evolution in the vicinity of the `event horizon.' This shows that the acoustic model can be reduced locally (in ray phase space) to a standard (scalar) tunneling process weakly coupled to a unidirectional non-dispersive wave (the `incoming wave'). Given the normal form, the Hawking `thermal spectrum' can be derived by invok...

  19. Innovation pathways in technology intensive government organizations : insights from NASA

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    Szajnfarber, Zoe

    2011-01-01

    Despite a rich legacy of impressive technological accomplishments (e.g., project Apollo, the Hubble Space Telescope) in recent years, the ability of government space agencies to deliver on their promises has increasingly ...

  20. NASA Redox Storage System Development Project. Final report

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    Hagedorn, N.H.

    1984-10-01

    The Redox Storage System Technology Project was jointly supported by the US Department of Energy and NASA. The objectives of the project were to develop the Redox flow battery concept and to prove its technical and economic viability. The iron and chromium redox couples were selected as the reactants. Membranes and electrodes were developed for the original mode of operating at 25/sup 0/C with the reactants separated by an ion-exchange membrane. Analytical capabilities and system-level operating concepts were developed and verified in a 1-kW, 13-kWh pre-prototype system. A subsequent change was made in operating mode, going to 65/sup 0/C and using mixed reactants. New membranes and a new electrode catalyst were developed, resulting in single cell operation as high as 80 mA/cm/sup 2/ with energy efficiencies greater than 80%. Studies indicate a likely system cost of about $75/kWh. Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) has undertaken further development of the Redox system. An exclusive patent license was obtained from NASA by Sohio. Transfer of Redox technology to Sohio is supported by the NASA Technology Utilization Office. This report covers the full duration of the project.