Sample records for unmanned aerospace vehicle

  1. Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop

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    Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Workshop concentrated on reviewing and refining the science experiments planned for the UAV Demonstration Flights (UDF) scheduled at the Oklahoma Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) in April 1994. These experiments were focused around the following sets of parameters: Clear sky, daylight; Clear-sky, night-to-day transition; Clear sky - improve/validate the accuracy of radiative fluxes derived from satellite-based measurements; Daylight, clouds of opportunity; and, Daylight, broken clouds.

  2. UAVs in climate research: The ARM Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Program

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    Bolton, W.R.

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last year, a Department of Energy/Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program project known as ``ARM-UAV`` has made important progress in developing and demonstrating the utility of unmanned aerospace vehicles as platforms for scientific measurements. Recent accomplishments include a series of flights using an atmospheric research payload carried by a General Atomics Gnat UAV at Edwards AFB, California, and over ground instruments located in north-central Oklahoma. The reminder of this discussion will provide background on the program and describe the recent flights.

  3. Atmospheric radiation measurement unmanned aerospace vehicle (ARM-UAV) program

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    Bolton, W.R. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ARM-UAV is part of the multi-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program and is addressing the largest source of uncertainty in predicting climatic response: the interaction of clouds and the sun`s energy in the Earth`s atmosphere. An important aspect of the program is the use of unmanned aerospace vehicles (UAVs) as the primary airborne platform. The ARM-UAV Program has completed two major flight series: The first series conducted in April, 1994, using an existing UAV (the General Atomics Gnat 750) consisted of eight highly successful flights at the DOE climate site in Oklahoma. The second series conducted in September/October, 1995, using two piloted aircraft (Egrett and Twin Otter), featured simultaneous measurements above and below clouds and in clear sky. Additional flight series are planned to continue study of the cloudy and clear sky energy budget in the Spring and Fall of 1996 over the DOE climate site in Oklahoma. 3 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program - unmanned aerospace vehicle: The follow-on phase

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    Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) demonstration flights (UDF) are designed to provide an early demonstration of the scientific utility of UAVs by using an existing UAV and instruments to measure broadband radiative flux profiles under clear sky conditions. UDF is but the first of three phases of ARM-UAV. The second phase significantly extends both the UAV measurement techniques and the available instrumentation to allow both multi-UAV measurements in cloudy skies and extended duration measurements in the tropopause. These activities build naturally to the third and final phase, that of full operational capability, i.e., UAVs capable of autonomous operations at 20-km altitudes for multiple days with a full suite of instrumentation for measuring radiative flux, cloud properties, and water vapor profiles.

  5. Micro-unmanned aerodynamic vehicle

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    Reuel, Nigel (Rio Rancho, NM); Lionberger, Troy A. (Ann Arbor, MI); Galambos, Paul C. (Albuquerque, NM); Okandan, Murat (Albuquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A MEMS-based micro-unmanned vehicle includes at least a pair of wings having leading wing beams and trailing wing beams, at least two actuators, a leading actuator beam coupled to the leading wing beams, a trailing actuator beam coupled to the trailing wing beams, a vehicle body having a plurality of fulcrums pivotally securing the leading wing beams, the trailing wing beams, the leading actuator beam and the trailing actuator beam and having at least one anisotropically etched recess to accommodate a lever-fulcrum motion of the coupled beams, and a power source.

  6. Performance optimization for unmanned vehicle systems

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    Le Ny, Jerome

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technological advances in the area of unmanned vehicles are opening new possibilities for creating teams of vehicles performing complex missions with some degree of autonomy. Perhaps the most spectacular example of these ...

  7. The ARM unpiloted aerospace vehicle (UAV) program

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    Sowle, D. [Mission Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned aerospace vehicles (UAVs) are an important complement to the DOE`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. ARM is primarily a ground-based program designed to extensively quantify the radiometric and meteorological properties of an atmospheric column. There is a need for airborne measurements of radiative profiles, especially flux at the tropopause, cloud properties, and upper troposphere water vapor. There is also a need for multi-day measurements at the tropopause; for example, in the tropics, at 20 km for over 24 hours. UAVs offer the greatest potential for long endurance at high altitudes and may be less expensive than piloted flights. 2 figs.

  8. A MODULAR, SCALABLE, ARCHITECTURE FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES

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    Florida, University of

    1 A MODULAR, SCALABLE, ARCHITECTURE FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES David G. Armstrong II, Carl D. Crane III://www.me.ufl.edu/CIMAR Ralph English Wintec, Inc. Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Phillip Adsit Applied Research Associates Tyndall

  9. Robust planning for unmanned underwater vehicles

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    Frost, Emily Anne

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I design and implement a novel method of schedule and path selection between predetermined waypoints for unmanned underwater vehicles under uncertainty. The problem is first formulated as a mixed-integer ...

  10. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. 2005-7077 A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air

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    -7077 1 A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Scott D. Hanford* , Lyle N. Long System (GPS) will not work indoors, so other sensors will have to be used for indoor flight. The software. * NSF Fellow, Aerospace Engineering, Member AIAA, sdh187@psu.edu. Professor, Aerospace Engineering

  11. Fin Failure Compensation for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle \\Lambda

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    Leonard, Naomi

    Fin Failure Compensation for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle \\Lambda Albert S.­F. Cheng and Naomi on a torpedo­shaped unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) and design control laws to compensate for a fin that gets Island, is an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) representative of a class of UUV designed to have

  12. Intelligent Systems Software for Unmanned Air Vehicles

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    are used, for example, to find missing persons, fight forest fires, and for aerial photography. Military. Hanford and Long4 discuss how to evaluate cognitive architectures for unmanned vehicles and mobile robots. Also, Hanford et al5 and Janrathitikarn and Long6 describe the use of cognitive architectures

  13. An Analysis of Heterogeneity in Futuristic Unmanned Vehicle Systems

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    and with enough automation aboard unmanned vehicles, inverting the multiple operators to single-vehicle control1 An Analysis of Heterogeneity in Futuristic Unmanned Vehicle Systems C.E. NEHME M.L. CUMMINGS paradigm is possible. These studies, however, have generally focused on homogeneous teams of vehicles

  14. Abstract--The need for intelligent unmanned vehicles has been steadily increasing. These vehicles could be air-, ground-, space-,

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    air vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned spacecraft, and unmanned underwater1 Abstract--The need for intelligent unmanned vehicles has been steadily increasing. These vehicles, or autonomous vehicles, are becoming widely used in the military and civilian sectors. These include unmanned

  15. Modeling and adaptive control of indoor unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Michini, Bernard (Bernard J.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in constrained indoor environments presents many unique challenges in control and planning. This thesis investigates modeling, adaptive control and trajectory optimization ...

  16. Trajectory optimization for target localization using small unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Ponda, Sameera S

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), equipped with navigation systems and video capability, are currently being deployed for intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions. One particular mission of interest ...

  17. The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling M. L. Cummings with the automation, which resulted in better performance. Conclusion: In decentralized unmanned vehicle networks systems. KEYWORDS: multiple unmanned vehicles, human supervisory control, workload, human- automation

  18. Operator Objective Function Guidance for a Real-time Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling Algorithm

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    Clare, A.S.

    Advances in autonomy have made it possible to invert the typical operator-to-unmanned-vehicle ratio so that asingle operator can now control multiple heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Algorithms used in unmanned-vehicle ...

  19. Development of a Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    Zimmer, Uwe

    stage to prevent potential danger to workforce and material, and carbon capture and sequestration (CCSDevelopment of a Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Florian Poppa and Uwe the development of a carbon dioxide (CO2) sensing rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle (RUAV) and the experiences

  20. Decision algorithms for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles during offensive operations

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    Smith, Tyler B. (Tyler Bradford)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The field of research involving autonomous vehicles has expanded greatly over the past decade. This thesis addresses the case of a system of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) operating in littoral areas in an offensive ...

  1. Modified Cooper Harper scales for assessing unmanned vehicle displays

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    Donmez, Birsen

    Unmanned vehicle (UV) displays are often the only information link between operators and vehicles, so their design is critical to mission success. However, there is currently no standardized methodology for operators to ...

  2. Motion Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Resource Constraints

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    Sundar, Kaarthik

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently used in several surveillance applications to monitor a set of targets and collect relevant data. One of the main constraints that characterize a small UAV is the maximum amount of fuel the vehicle...

  3. The ARM Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Program

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  4. Reachability Calculations for Vehicle Safety during Manned/Unmanned Vehicle Interaction

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    Reachability Calculations for Vehicle Safety during Manned/Unmanned Vehicle Interaction Jerry Ding by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under supervision of human operators, with applications to safety for refining or designing protocols for multi-UAV and/or manned vehicle interaction. The mathematical

  5. Robust trajectory planning for unmanned aerial vehicles in uncertain environments

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    Luders, Brandon (Brandon Douglas)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) take on more prominent roles in aerial missions, it becomes necessary to increase the level of autonomy available to them within the mission planner. In order to complete realistic mission ...

  6. Development of a snorkel for unmanned underwater vehicles

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    Tia, Peter (Peter M.)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) has provided a bevy of opportunities for the exploration of the ocean. However, one limitation has kept UUVs from truly becoming mass produced, its limited range. The ...

  7. Combinatorial Path Planning for a System of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles

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    Yadlapalli, Sai Krishna

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In this dissertation, the problem of planning the motion of m Unmanned Vehicles (UVs) (or simply vehicles) through n points in a plane is considered. A motion plan for a vehicle is given by the sequence of points and the corresponding angles...

  8. Solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Reinhardt, K.C.; Lamp, T.R.; Geis, J.W. [Wright Lab., Wright Patterson AFB, OH (United States). Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate; Colozza, A.J. [NYMA Corp., Brookpark, OH (United States). Aerospace Technology Development

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    An analysis was performed to determine the impact of various power system components and mission requirements on the size of solar-powered high altitude long endurance (HALE)-type aircraft. The HALE unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has good potential for use in many military and civil applications. The primary power system components considered in this study were photovoltaic (PV) modules for power generation and regenerative fuel cells for energy storage. The impact of relevant component performance on UAV size and capability were considered; including PV module efficiency and mass, power electronics efficiency, and fuel cell specific energy. Mission parameters such as time of year, flight altitude, flight latitude, and payload mass and power were also varied to determine impact on UAV size. The aircraft analysis method used determines the required aircraft wing aspect ratio, wing area, and total mass based on maximum endurance or minimum required power calculations. The results indicate that the capacity of the energy storage system employed, fuel cells in this analysis, greatly impacts aircraft size, whereas the impact of PV module efficiency and mass is much less important. It was concluded that an energy storage specific energy (total system) of 250--500 Whr/kg is required to enable most useful missions, and that PV cells with efficiencies greater than {approximately} 12% are suitable for use.

  9. Acquisition, orthorectification, and object-based classification of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery for rangeland monitoring

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    Acquisition, orthorectification, and object-based classification of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for natural resource applications has increased considerably a UAV relatively quickly and repeatedly at low altitudes. Additional advantages over piloted aircraft

  10. Avionics and control system development for mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Park, Sanghyuk, 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A flight control system was developed to achieve mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a part of the Parent Child Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (PCUAV) project at MIT and the Draper Laboratory. A lateral ...

  11. Situational Awareness of a Ground Robot from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    Kochersberger, Kevin

    possible without the support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the partnership of Savannah River an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Daniel Hager ABSTRACT In the operation of unmanned vehicles, safety is a primary system that allows for safe deployment and operation of a ground robot from an unmanned aerial vehicle

  12. TOWARDS SONAR BASED PERCEPTION AND MODELLING FOR UNMANNED UNTETHERED UNDERWATER VEHICLES

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    Garner, Philip N.

    TOWARDS SONAR BASED PERCEPTION AND MODELLING FOR UNMANNED UNTETHERED UNDERWATER VEHICLES B. Steer will be of critical importance in the development of flexible, adaptive and useful unmanned underwater vehicles will be of critical importance in the de- velopment of flexible, adaptive and useful unmanned un- derwater vehicles

  13. Architecture and Applications of Language-Centered Intelligence for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

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    Idaho, University of

    Architecture and Applications of Language-Centered Intelligence for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and hypothetical reasoning, and expand the behavioral repertoire of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). We begin and tested for teams of unmanned underwater vehicles capable of performing different cooperative missions

  14. Experimental Cooperative Control of Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Fainekos, Georgios E.

    Experimental Cooperative Control of Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Selcuk Bayraktar, Georgios architecture (Cloud cap technologies) Hybrid Modeling (of the Piccolo autopilot) Experiments Autonomous Flight - 20min #12;UAVs @ Penn Servos controlling the payload LaptopPC Dell X200 3.5HP fuel engine Deployable

  15. Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems Suitable For Individual or Cooperative Missions

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    Matthew O. Anderson; Mark D. McKay; Derek C. Wadsworth

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been researching autonomous unmanned vehicle systems for the past several years. Areas of research have included unmanned ground and aerial vehicles used for hazardous and remote operations as well as teamed together for advanced payloads and mission execution. Areas of application include aerial particulate sampling, cooperative remote radiological sampling, and persistent surveillance including real-time mosaic and geo-referenced imagery in addition to high resolution still imagery. Both fixed-wing and rotary airframes are used possessing capabilities spanning remote control to fully autonomous operation. Patented INL-developed auto steering technology is taken advantage of to provide autonomous parallel path swathing with either manned or unmanned ground vehicles. Aerial look-ahead imagery is utilized to provide a common operating picture for the ground and air vehicle during cooperative missions. This paper will discuss the various robotic vehicles, including sensor integration, used to achieve these missions and anticipated cost and labor savings.

  16. IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2006 CRUSHER UNMANNED GROUND COMBAT VEHICLE UNVEILED

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    Gupta, Abhinav

    -steered, unmanned ground vehicle. The vehicle weighs 14,000 pounds fully fueled, and is designed to carry a 3 for an unmanned ground vehicle to perform military missions autonomously. Crusher will be equipped, "With the combination of a robust, highly mobile vehicle design and an innovative autonomous control

  17. Aggressive landing maneuvers for unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Bayraktar, Selcuk

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) vehicle landing is considered to be a critically difficult task for both land, marine, and urban operations. This thesis describes one possible control approach to enable landing of ...

  18. Rex 2 : design, construction, and operation of an unmanned underwater vehicle

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    Owens, Dylan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The practical usage of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) is limited by vehicle and operation cost, difficulty in accurate navigation, and communication between the vehicle and operator. The "Rex 2" UUV employs a system ...

  19. Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Model Situational Awareness of Unmanned-Vehicle Operators

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    but delegated to the automation onboard the unmanned vehicles (Sheridan, 1992). Reduced workload afforded1 Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Model Situational Awareness of Unmanned-Vehicle Operators Carl vehicles becomes increasingly realizable, the impact on operator situational awareness of such a paradigm

  20. Diver-based control of a tethered unmanned underwater vehicle Andrew Speers and Michael Jenkin

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    Jenkin, Michael R. M.

    Diver-based control of a tethered unmanned underwater vehicle Andrew Speers and Michael Jenkin: underwater robotics, human-robot communication Abstract: Human-robot communication with an underwater vehicle loss of the vehicle. Given this, the development of effective communication strate- gies for unmanned

  1. The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling

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    Cummings, M. L.

    Objective: This study examined the impact of increasing automation replanning rates on operator performance and workload when supervising a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Background: Futuristic ...

  2. The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling

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    Cummings, M.L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Objective: This study examined the impact of increasing automation replanning rates on operator performance and workload when supervising a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Background: Futuristic ...

  3. Weed Mapping in Early-Season Maize Fields Using Object-Based Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    10 | e77151 Weed Maps with UAV Images References 1. ECPA (of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery for rangelandUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Early Site Specific Weed

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace vehicle structures Sample Search...

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    of complex shapes for aerospace vehicles with minimal material wastage and energy (Green Technologies... . KAPANIA Mitchell Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean...

  5. An advanced unmanned vehicle for remote applications

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    Pletta, J.B.; Sackos, J.

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An autonomous mobile robotic capability is critical to developing remote work applications for hazardous environments. A few potential applications include humanitarian demining and ordnance neutralization, extraterrestrial science exploration, and hazardous waste cleanup. The ability of the remote platform to sense and maneuver within its environment is a basic technology requirement which is currently lacking. This enabling technology will open the door for force multiplication and cost effective solutions to remote operations. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop a mobile robotic platform that can identify and avoid local obstacles as it traverses from its current location to a specified destination. This goal directed autonomous navigation scheme uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to identify the robot`s current coordinates in space and neural network processing of LADAR range images for local obstacle detection and avoidance. The initial year funding provided by this LDRD project has developed a small exterior mobile robotic development platform and a fieldable version of Sandia`s Scannerless Range Imager (SRI) system. The robotic testbed platform is based on the Surveillance And Reconnaissance ground Equipment (SARGE) robotic vehicle design recently developed for the US DoD. Contingent upon follow-on funding, future enhancements will develop neural network processing of the range map data to traverse unstructured exterior terrain while avoiding obstacles. The SRI will provide real-time range images to a neural network for autonomous guidance. Neural network processing of the range map data will allow real-time operation on a Pentium based embedded processor board.

  6. Q-Learning Approach to Automated Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Demining

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    Ferrari, Silvia

    Q-Learning Approach to Automated Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Demining Silvia Ferrari and Greyson to Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) navigation, or path planning, for sensing applications in which an infrared (IR) sensor or camera is installed onboard the UAV for the purpose of detecting and classifying multiple

  7. Use of Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Transportation Infrastructure Condition Surveys

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    Hart, William Scott

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Collection Methods????????????????.......................... 9 2.4 Evolution of the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle??????............. 10 2.5 Current Uses of Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles??????..........? 12 2.6 Types of MUAVs...?s Potential for Creating a Safer Work Environment....................................................................................... 10 2.4. Dragan Fly Innovations Tango Plane Type MUAV (Dragan Fly 2010...

  8. Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes

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    Smith, Ryan N.

    Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes Wesam H. Al-Sabban, Luis F. Gonzalez and Ryan N. Smith Abstract-- Exploiting wind-energy is one possible way to extend the flight duration of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Wind-energy can also be used

  9. Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes

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    Smith, Ryan N.

    Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision wind-energy is one possible way to ex- tend flight duration for Unmanned Arial Vehicles. Wind-energy sources of wind energy available to exploit for this problem [5]: 1) Vertical air motion, such as thermal

  10. On the Optimal Detection of an Underwater Intruder in a Channel Using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

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    Sastry, S. Shankar

    On the Optimal Detection of an Underwater Intruder in a Channel Using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles- water intruder in a channel using one or more unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). In particular and a corresponding optimized trajectory for each patroller. In numerical tests for one, two, and three underwater

  11. An adaptable, low cost test-bed for unmanned vehicle systems research.

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    Goppert, James M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? An unmanned vehicle systems test-bed has been developed. The test-bed has been designed to accommodate hardware changes and various vehicle types and algorithms. The… (more)

  12. Dynamic human-computer collaboration in real-time unmanned vehicle scheduling

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    Clare, Andrew S

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advances in autonomy have made it possible to invert the operator-to-vehicle ratio so that a single operator can control multiple heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles (UVs). This autonomy will reduce the need for the operator ...

  13. Autonomous adaptation and collaboration of unmanned vehicles for tracking submerged contacts

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    Privette, Andrew Jamie

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Autonomous operations are vital to future naval operations. Unmanned systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs), are anticipated to play a key role for critical tasks ...

  14. Simulating Human Reasoning in Mine-Like Object Inspection Assignments for a Formation of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

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    Idaho, University of

    of a fleet of unmanned underwater vehicles. Learning from the complexities involved in information processing in real life scenarios, decision making processes by a fleet of unmanned underwater vehicles can planner for a decentralized fleet of unmanned underwater vehicles was implemented, followed by a look

  15. Abstract--In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations, it will be critical to provide goal-

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    of unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles, which included the automatic target recognition acknowledgement1 Abstract-- In the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles in future military operations heterogeneous unmanned vehicles (UVs). The DCDT was applied to several decision making processes involving a mix

  16. Underwater Unmanned Vehicle Boeing gave us the opportunity to compete against the Electrical Engineering Dept. The competition was

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Underwater Unmanned Vehicle Overview Boeing gave us the opportunity to compete against Underwater Unmanned Vehicles. Basically we had to build remote controlled submarines from the ground up. Objectives To design a Underwater Unmanned Vehicle that meets the following Specs: Has an internal Ballast

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace-vehicle design ipad Sample Search...

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    Required NA NA NA MMAE 436 Design of Aerospace Vehicles Rempfer... Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics 2nd Wiley 978-0-471-05967-6 MMAE 312 Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles...

  18. Working Group Reports Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop J. Vitko, Jr.

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  19. ARM - Field Campaign - Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) IOP

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  20. Vision-Based Following of Structures Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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    Rathinam, Sivakumar; Kim, ZuWhan; Sengupta, Raja

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is shown in ?gures 16. The UAV was able to track a curvedan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Sivakumar Rathinam, ZuWhanof Structures using an UAV Sivakumar Rathinam*, ZuWhan Kim

  1. Operations manual for student-team-built hybrid power source to recharge an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

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    Sue-Ho, Jonathan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) have the potential to explore and monitor oceans in unprecedented ways, but their present batteries only allow them to operate for days at a time. A team of students designed and built a ...

  2. Development and validation of a conceptual design program for unmanned underwater vehicles

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    Laun, Alexander Walter, Ensign

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the United States Navy will increasingly rely on high-endurance unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to support successful operations in a challenging threat environment. ...

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced unmanned vehicle Sample Search...

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    onboard safety systems has resulted in a Accidents has resulted in a sharp... -Guzmn, J., Xu J., Malcolm, A., Gong, Z., Chan, C.W. and Tay, A., "Unmanned Ground Vehicles for...

  4. A discrete event simulation model for unstructured supervisory control of unmanned vehicles

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    McDonald, Anthony D. (Anthony Douglas)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most current Unmanned Vehicle (UV) systems consist of teams of operators controlling a single UV. Technological advances will likely lead to the inversion of this ratio, and automation of low level tasking. These advances ...

  5. Embedded avionics with Kalman state estimation for a novel micro-scale unmanned aerial vehicle

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    Tzanetos, Theodore

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An inertial navigation system leveraging Kalman estimation techniques and quaternion dynamics is developed for deployment to a micro-scale unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The capabilities, limitations, and requirements of ...

  6. Modeling real-time human-automation collaborative scheduling of unmanned vehicles

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    Clare, Andrew S

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in autonomy have enabled a future vision of single operator control of multiple heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles (UVs). Real-time scheduling for multiple UVs in uncertain environments will require the ...

  7. Bearings-only tracking automation for a single unmanned underwater vehicle

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    Middlebrook, Danica Lee

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned underwater vehicles have various missions within civilian, military and academic sectors. They have the ability to explore areas unavailable to manned assets and to perform duties that are risky to humans. In ...

  8. Hybrid Modeling and Experimental Cooperative Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Fainekos, Georgios E.

    focused on single aerial vehicles. In particular, we have witnessed autonomous or aggressive control autonomous formation flying of autonomous aerial vehicles (UAVs) are [20]­[24]. In [22] and [23], the authorsHybrid Modeling and Experimental Cooperative Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Selcuk

  9. Unmanned air vehicle (UAV) ultra-persitence research

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    Dron, S. B.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories and Northrop Grumman Corporation Integrated Systems, Unmanned Systems (NGIS UMS) collaborated to further ultra-persistence technologies for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The greatest shortfalls in UAV capabilities have been repeatedly identified as (1) insufficient flight persistence or 'hang time,' (2) marginal electrical power for running higher power avionics and payload systems, and (3) inadequate communications bandwidth and reach. NGIS UMS requested support from Sandia to develop an ultra-persistent propulsion and power system (UP3S) for potential incorporation into next generation UAV systems. The team members tried to determine which energy storage and power generation concepts could most effectively push UAV propulsion and electrical power capabilities to increase UAV sortie duration from days to months while increasing available electrical power at least two-fold. Primary research and development areas that were pursued included these goals: perform general system engineering and integration analyses; develop initial thermal and electrical power estimates; provide mass, volume, dimensional, and balance estimates; conduct preliminary safety assessments; assess logistics support requirements; perform, preliminary assessments of any security and safeguards; evaluate options for removal, replacement, and disposition of materials; generally advance the potential of the UP3S concept. The effort contrasted and compared eight heat sources technologies, three power conversion, two dual cycle propulsion system configurations, and a single electrical power generation scheme. Overall performance, specific power parameters, technical complexities, security, safety, and other operational features were successfully investigated. Large and medium sized UAV systems were envisioned and operational flight profiles were developed for each concept. Heat source creation and support challenges for domestic and expeditionary operations were considered. Fundamental cost driver analysis was also performed. System development plans were drafted in order to determine where the technological and programmatic critical paths lay. As a result of this effort, UAVs were to be able to provide far more surveillance time and intelligence information per mission while reducing the high cost of support activities. This technology was intended to create unmatched global capabilities to observe and preempt terrorist and weapon of mass destruction (WMD) activities. Various DOE laboratory and contractor personnel and facilities could have been used to perform detailed engineering, fabrication, assembly and test operations including follow-on operational support. Unfortunately, none of the results will be used in the near-term or mid-term future. NGIS UMS and SNL felt that the technical goals for the project were accomplished. NGIS UMS was quite pleased with the results of analysis and design although it was disappointing to all that the political realities would not allow use of the results. Technology and system designs evaluated under this CRADA had previously never been applied to unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Based upon logistic support cost predictions, because the UAVs would not have had to refuel as often, forward basing support costs could have been reduced due to a decrease in the number and extent of support systems and personnel being required to operate UAVs in remote areas. Basic application of the advanced propulsion and power approach is well understood and industry now understands the technical, safety, and political issues surrounding implementation of these strategies. However, the overall economic impact was not investigated. The results will not be applied/implemented. No near-term benefit to industry or the taxpayer will be encountered as a result of these studies.

  10. A Multi-Vehicle Testbed for Underwater Motion Coordination

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Collective Unmanned Underwater Labora- tory (SCUUL) testbed is a multi-vehicle testbed that is used. SCUUL is a multi-vehicle testbed consisting of six propellor-driven unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVsA Multi-Vehicle Testbed for Underwater Motion Coordination Nitin Sydney Department of Aerospace

  11. Photovoltaic electric power applied to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

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    Geis, J.; Arnold, J.H. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States)

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic electric-powered flight is receiving a great deal of attention in the context of the United States` Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program. This paper addresses some of the enabling technical areas and their potential solutions. Of particular interest are the long-duration, high-altitude class of UAV`s whose mission it is to achieve altitudes between 60,000 and 100,000 feet, and to remain at those altitudes for prolonged periods performing various mapping and surveillance activities. Addressed herein are studies which reveal the need for extremely light-weight and efficient solar cells, high-efficiency electric motor-driven propeller modules, and power management and distribution control elements. Since the potential payloads vary dramatically in their power consumption and duty cycles, a typical load profile has been selected to provide commonality for the propulsion power comparisons. Since missions vary widely with respect to ground coverage requirements, from repeated orbiting over a localized target to long-distance routes over irregular terrain, the authors have also averaged the power requirements for on-board guidance and control power, as well as ground control and communication link utilization. In the context of the national technology reinvestment program, wherever possible they modeled components and materials which have been qualified for space and defense applications, yet are compatible with civilian UAV activities. These include, but are not limited to, solar cell developments, electric storage technology for diurnal operation, local and ground communications, power management and distribution, and control servo design. And finally, the results of tests conducted by Wright Laboratory on ultralight, highly efficient MOCVD GaAs solar cells purchased from EPI Materials Ltd. (EML) of the UK are presented. These cells were also used for modeling the flight characteristics of UAV aircraft.

  12. Evaluation of Bare Ground on Rangelands using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Robert P. Breckenridge; Maxine Dakins

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Attention is currently being given to methods that assess the ecological condition of rangelands throughout the United States. There are a number of different indicators that assess ecological condition of rangelands. Bare Ground is being considered by a number of agencies and resource specialists as a lead indicator that can be evaluated over a broad area. Traditional methods of measuring bare ground rely on field technicians collecting data along a line transect or from a plot. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide an alternative to collecting field data, can monitor a large area in a relative short period of time, and in many cases can enhance safety and time required to collect data. In this study, both fixed wing and helicopter UAVs were used to measure bare ground in a sagebrush steppe ecosystem. The data were collected with digital imagery and read using the image analysis software SamplePoint. The approach was tested over seven different plots and compared against traditional field methods to evaluate accuracy for assessing bare ground. The field plots were located on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho in locations where there is very little disturbance by humans and the area is grazed only by wildlife. The comparison of fixed-wing and helicopter UAV technology against field estimates shows good agreement for the measurement of bare ground. This study shows that if a high degree of detail and data accuracy is desired, then a helicopter UAV may be a good platform. If the data collection objective is to assess broad-scale landscape level changes, then the collection of imagery with a fixed-wing system is probably more appropriate.

  13. Preprint version 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, CN Haptic Teleoperation of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Preprint version 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, CN Haptic Teleoperation of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over the Internet Dongjun Lee, Antonio Franchi, Paolo Robuffo control framework for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the Internet, consisting of the three

  14. Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2012 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Test Tank and Obstacle Course

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2012 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Test Tank and Obstacle Course Overview The purpose of this project is to design and build a test tank to showcase multiple UUVs in a competition. The tank will be vital in demonstrating the abilities of the UUVs

  15. An Interactive, physics-based unmanned ground vehicle simulator leveraging open source gaming technology: Progress in the development and application of the virtual autonomous navigation environment (VANE) desktop

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    Kewlani, Gaurav

    It is widely recognized that simulation is pivotal to vehicle development, whether manned or unmanned. There are few dedicated choices, however, for those wishing to perform realistic, end-to-end simulations of unmanned ...

  16. 34 McCormick / spring Lead mechanical engineer, Titan Aerospace

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    Chen, Wei

    and solar panels. Anyway, I learned about the job through a solar car listserv. I contacted him and becameCormick: What does Titan Aerospace do? Cornew: Titan Aerospace is a startup that designs and builds solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Our long-term goal is to build solar-powered UAVs that could stay

  17. AIAA Paper No. 2005-6982 InfoTech@Aerospace Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sept., 2005

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    and Astronautics, Sept., 2005 1 An Undergraduate Course in Unmanned Air Vehicles Lyle N. Long* , Scott D. Hanford of unmanned air vehicles. A two semester course at the senior-level in the Aerospace Engineering Department wing loading. In the second semester, teams of students worked together to build a larger aircraft from

  18. aerospace vehicle development: Topics by E-print Network

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    A350-XWB, signals a new era in the aerospace industry. The high stiffness to weight ratio of ... Ahn, Junghyun 2008-01-01 214 Steven H. Collins Mechanical and Aerospace...

  19. Vision-Based Target Geolocation and Optimal Surveillance on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    of ground vehicles include Hanford and Long,3 Hanford et al.4 and Janrathitikarn and Long.5 One important Dobrokhodov et al.6 In their paper, all image processing work is done on the ground. This allows them to use, Aerospace Engineering, AIAA Student Member. Graduate Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering, AIAA

  20. Algorithms for an Unmanned Vehicle Path Planning Problem

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    Qin, Jianglei

    2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    of targets to satisfy the quota requirement on the total prize collected in the tour. In the budget problem, the vehicle has to comply with a constraint of the distance traveled by the UV. We solve both these problems using a practical heuristic called...

  1. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Using Radar and Radio Transmitters; Lokalisering och kartläggning för en UAV med hjälp av radar och radiosändare.

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    Dahlin, Alfred

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a cornerstone in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) navigation and is by far the most common way to obtain… (more)

  2. ageless aerospace vehicles: Topics by E-print Network

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    in SCOB 228 School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy 12; 49 Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Geosciences Websites Summary: Joseph W. Dyer, USN (Ret.), Chair Dr....

  3. An optical water vapor sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Timothy A. Berkoff; Paul L. Kebabian; Robert A. McClatchy; Charles E. Kolb; Andrew Freedman

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The water vapor sensor developed by Aerodyne Research, based on the optical absorption of light at {approximately}935 nm, has been successfully demonstrated on board the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Gulfstream-1 research aircraft during the Department of Energy's ARM Intensive Operations Period in August 1998. Data taken during this field campaign show excellent agreement with a chilled mirror and Lyman-alpha hygrometers and measurements confirm the ability to measure rapid, absolute water vapor fluctuations with a high degree of instrument stability and accuracy, with a noise level as low 10 ppmv (1 Hz measurement bandwidth). The construction of this small, lightweight sensor contains several unique elements which result in several significant advantages when compared to other techniques. First, the low power consumption Argon discharge lamp provides an optical beam at a fixed wavelength without a need for temperature or precision current control. The multi-pass absorption cell developed for this instrument provides a compact, low cost method that can survive deployment in the field. Fiber-optic cables, which are used to convey to light between the absorption cell, light source, and detection modules enable remote placement of the absorption cell from the opto-electronics module. Finally, the sensor does not use any moving parts which removes a significant source of potential malfunction. The result is an instrument which maintained its calibration throughout the field measurement campaign, and was not affected by high vibration and large uncontrolled temperature excursions. We believe that the development of an accurate, fast response water vapor monitor described in this report will open up new avenues of aerial-vehicle-based atmospheric research which have been relatively unexplored due to the lack of suitable low-cost, light-weight instrumentation.

  4. Weed Mapping in Early-Season Maize Fields Using Object-Based Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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    Kelly, Maggi

    (UAV) Images José Manuel Peña1* , Jorge Torres-Sánchez1 , Ana Isabel de Castro1 , Maggi Kelly2 of remote imagery captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has tremendous potential for designing detailed) procedure was developed on a series of UAV images using a six-band multispectral camera (visible and near

  5. Design of a GaAs/Ge solar array for unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Scheiman, D.A.; Colozza, A.J. [NYMA Setar Inc., Brookpark, OH (United States); Brinker, D.J.; Bents, D.J. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are being proposed for many applications including surveillance, mapping and atmospheric studies. These applications require a lightweight, low speed, medium to long duration airplane. Due to the weight, speed, and altitude constraints imposed on such aircraft, solar array generated electric power is a viable alternative to air-breathing engines. Development of such aircraft is currently being funded under the Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) program. NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) is currently building a Solar Electric Airplane to demonstrate UAV technology. This aircraft utilizes high efficiency Applied Solar Energy Corporation (ASEC) GaAs/Ge space solar cells. The cells have been provided by the Air Force through the ManTech Office. Expected completion of the plane is early 1995, with the airplane currently undergoing flight testing using battery power.

  6. Design of a GaAs/Ge solar array for unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Scheiman, D.A.; Brinker, D.J.; Bents, D.J.; Colozza, A.J.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are being proposed for many applications including surveillance, mapping and atmospheric studies. These applications require a lightweight, low speed, medium to long duration airplane. Due to the weight, speed, and altitude constraints imposed on such aircraft, solar array generated electric power is a viable alternative to air-breathing engines. Development of such aircraft is currently being funded under the Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) program. NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) is currently building a Solar Electric Airplane to demonstrate UAV technology. This aircraft utilizes high efficiency Applied Solar Energy Corporation (ASEC) GaAs/Ge space solar cells. The cells have been provided by the Air Force through the ManTech Office. Expected completion of the plane is early 1995, with the airplane currently undergoing flight testing using battery power.

  7. Implementation of an Onboard Visual Tracking System with Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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    Qadir, Ashraf; Neubert, Jeremiah

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a visual tracking system that is capable or running real time on-board a small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The tracking system is computationally efficient and invariant to lighting changes and rotation of the object or the camera. Detection and tracking is autonomously carried out on the payload computer and there are two different methods for creation of the image patches. The first method starts detecting and tracking using a stored image patch created prior to flight with previous flight data. The second method allows the operator on the ground to select the interest object for the UAV to track. The tracking system is capable of re-detecting the object of interest in the events of tracking failure. Performance of the tracking system was verified both in the lab and during actual flights of the UAV. Results show that the system can run on-board and track a diverse set of objects in real time.

  8. Radiometric and Geometric Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery Acquired from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    Ryan C. Hruska; Jessica J. Mitchell; Matthew O. Anderson; Nancy F. Glenn

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the summer of 2010, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hyperspectral in-flight calibration and characterization experiment of the Resonon PIKA II imaging spectrometer was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) UAV Research Park. The purpose of the experiment was to validate the radiometric calibration of the spectrometer and determine the georegistration accuracy achievable from the on-board global positioning system (GPS) and inertial navigation sensors (INS) under operational conditions. In order for low-cost hyperspectral systems to compete with larger systems flown on manned aircraft, they must be able to collect data suitable for quantitative scientific analysis. The results of the in-flight calibration experiment indicate an absolute average agreement of 96.3%, 93.7% and 85.7% for calibration tarps of 56%, 24%, and 2.5% reflectivity, respectively. The achieved planimetric accuracy was 4.6 meters (based on RMSE).

  9. Design of a four rotor unmanned aerial vehicle capable of sustaining zero-roll and zero-pitch flight using vector thrusting

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    Hilton, Danny Charles

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent decades, remote controlled airplanes and helicopters equipped with video cameras have been used by the movie industry, photographers, and for surveillance. The military deploys these unmanned aerial vehicles ...

  10. Modeling, Simulation and Control System Design for Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

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    Bagheri, Shahriar

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? Unmanned aerial systems have been widely used for variety of civilian applications over the past few years. Some of these applications require accurate guidance… (more)

  11. Design of a reconfigurable liquid hydrogen fuel tank for use in the Genii unmanned aerial vehicle

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    Adam, Patrick; Leachman, Jacob [HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2920 (United States)

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Long endurance flight, on the order of days, is a leading flight performance characteristic for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Liquid hydrogen (LH2) is well suited to providing multi-day flight times with a specific energy 2.8 times that of conventional kerosene based fuels. However, no such system of LH2 storage, delivery, and use is currently available for commercial UAVs. In this paper, we develop a light weight LH2 dewar for integration and testing in the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell powered, student designed and constructed, Genii UAV. The fuel tank design is general for scaling to suit various UAV platforms. A cylindrical vacuum-jacketed design with removable end caps was chosen to incorporate various fuel level gauging, pressurizing, and slosh mitigation systems. Heat and mechanical loadings were modeled to compare with experimental results. Mass performance of the fuel tank is characterized by the fraction of liquid hydrogen to full tank mass, and the insulation performance was characterized by effective thermal conductivity and boil-off rate.

  12. Comparison of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platforms for Assessing Vegetation Cover in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems

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    Robert P. Breckenridge; Maxine Dakins; Stephen Bunting; Jerry Harbour; Sera White

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a quick and safe method for monitoring biotic resources was evaluated. Vegetation cover and the amount of bare ground are important factors in understanding the sustainability of many ecosystems and assessment of rangeland health. Methods that improve speed and cost efficiency could greatly improve how biotic resources are monitored on western lands. Sagebrush steppe ecosystems provide important habitat for a variety of species (including sage grouse and pygmy rabbit). Improved methods are needed to support monitoring these habitats because there are not enough resource specialists or funds available for comprehensive ground evaluations. In this project, two UAV platforms, fixed wing and helicopter, were used to collect still-frame imagery to assess vegetation cover in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. This paper discusses the process for collecting and analyzing imagery from the UAVs to (1) estimate percent cover for six different vegetation types (shrub, dead shrub, grass, forb, litter, and bare ground) and (2) locate sage grouse using representative decoys. The field plots were located on the Idaho National Engineering (INL) site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in areas with varying amounts and types of vegetation cover. A software program called SamplePoint was used along with visual inspection to evaluate percent cover for the six cover types. Results were compared against standard field measurements to assess accuracy. The comparison of fixed-wing and helicopter UAV technology against field estimates shows good agreement for the measurement of bare ground. This study shows that if a high degree of detail and data accuracy is desired, then a helicopter UAV may be a good platform to use. If the data collection objective is to assess broad-scale landscape level changes, then the collection of imagery with a fixed-wing system is probably more appropriate.

  13. Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess Vegetative Cover in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosytstems

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    Robert P. Breckenridge

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), in conjunction with the University of Idaho, is evaluating novel approaches for using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a quicker and safer method for monitoring biotic resources. Evaluating vegetative cover is an important factor in understanding the sustainability of many ecosystems. In assessing vegetative cover, methods that improve accuracy and cost efficiency could revolutionize how biotic resources are monitored on western federal lands. Sagebrush steppe ecosystems provide important habitat for a variety of species, some of which are important indicator species (e.g., sage grouse). Improved methods are needed to support monitoring these habitats because there are not enough resource specialists or funds available for comprehensive ground evaluation of these ecosystems. In this project, two types of UAV platforms (fixed wing and helicopter) were used to collect still-frame imagery to assess cover in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. This paper discusses the process for collecting and analyzing imagery from the UAVs to (1) estimate total percent cover, (2) estimate percent cover for six different types of vegetation, and (3) locate sage grouse based on representative decoys. The field plots were located on the INL site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in areas with varying amounts and types of vegetative cover. A software program called SamplePoint developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) was used to evaluate the imagery for percent cover for the six vegetation types (bare ground, litter, shrubs, dead shrubs, grasses, and forbs). Results were compared against standard field measurements to assess accuracy.

  14. Safety Considerations for Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace System

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    Weibel, Roland E

    2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    There is currently a broad effort underway in the United States and internationally by several organizations to craft regulations enabling the safe operation of UAVs in the NAS. Current federal regulations governing unmanned ...

  15. Application of active flow control technology in an unmanned aerial vehicle

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    Gaurav,

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A low speed wind tunnel experimental investigation was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the leading edge pulsed blowing and the trailing edge jet blowing/ Gurney flap on the improvement of aerodynamic performance of an unmanned aerial...

  16. Improving Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment: Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

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    Robert Paul Breckenridge

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Creeping environmental changes are impacting some of the largest remaining intact parcels of sagebrush steppe ecosystems in the western United States, creating major problems for land managers. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), located in southeastern Idaho, is part of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem, one of the largest ecosystems on the continent. Scientists at the INL and the University of Idaho have integrated existing field and remotely sensed data with geographic information systems technology to analyze how recent fires on the INL have influenced the current distribution of terrestrial vegetation. Three vegetation mapping and classification systems were used to evaluate the changes in vegetation caused by fires between 1994 and 2003. Approximately 24% of the sagebrush steppe community on the INL was altered by fire, mostly over a 5-year period. There were notable differences between methods, especially for juniper woodland and grasslands. The Anderson system (Anderson et al. 1996) was superior for representing the landscape because it includes playa/bare ground/disturbed area and sagebrush steppe on lava as vegetation categories. This study found that assessing existing data sets is useful for quantifying fire impacts and should be helpful in future fire and land use planning. The evaluation identified that data from remote sensing technologies is not currently of sufficient quality to assess the percentage of cover. To fill this need, an approach was designed using both helicopter and fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and image processing software to evaluate six cover types on field plots located on the INL. The helicopter UAV provided the best system compared against field sampling, but is more dangerous and has spatial coverage limitations. It was reasonably accurate for dead shrubs and was very good in assessing percentage of bare ground, litter and grasses; accuracy for litter and shrubs is questionable. The fixed wing system proved to be feasible and can collect imagery for very large areas in a short period of time. It was accurate for bare ground and grasses. Both UAV systems have limitations, but these will be reduced as the technology advances. In both cases, the UAV systems collected data at a much faster rate than possible on the ground. The study concluded that improvements in automating the image processing efforts would greatly improve use of the technology. In the near future, UAV technology may revolutionize rangeland monitoring in the same way Global Positioning Systems have affected navigation while conducting field activities.

  17. P. J. Antsaklis, "Intelligent Control for High Autonomy in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles," P r oceedings of t he N SF/ISR W orkshop o n ' Undersea R obotics a nd I ntelligent C ontrol ' , pp. 25-32, Lisboa, Portugal,

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    P. J. Antsaklis, "Intelligent Control for High Autonomy in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles," P r in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles," P r oceedings of t he N SF/ISR W orkshop o n ' Undersea R obotics a nd I Control for High Autonomy in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles," P r oceedings of t he N SF/ISR W orkshop o n

  18. DESIGN OF SMALL SCALE GAS TURBINE SYSTEMS FOR UNMANNED-AERIAL VEHICLES

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    Camci, Cengiz

    Aerial Vehicles (UAV) (4) Turbomachinery Component Design Centrifugal compressor design for reduced size

  19. Department of Engineering Spring 2013 Project Name Boeing Team 1 Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Vehicle Overview Develop an autonomous, heat-seeking robotic rover, capable of detecting thermal targets as a scale model for a future, larger autonomous vehicle Proved proof of concept to sponsor of delivering

  20. ReseaRch at the University of Maryland Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    -wing vehicles that can monitor atmospheric data without using fossil fuels. J. Sean Humbert tests autonomous varieties of autonomous aerial vehicles, and new ways of utilizing them, offer the potential for making for autonomous bio-inspired micro-vehicles capable of penetrating caves and tunnels, and of reducing the human

  1. System design of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for marine environmental sensing

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    Leighton, Joshua (Joshua C.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technological improvements over the past decade have led to the widespread use of autonomous surface and underwater vehicles for data collection in marine environmental sensing and modeling in coastal environments. However, ...

  2. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING FOR DRYLAND VEGETATION MONITORING

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    Nancy F. Glenn; Jessica J. Mitchell; Matthew O. Anderson; Ryan C. Hruska

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UAV-based hyperspectral remote sensing capabilities developed by the Idaho National Lab and Idaho State University, Boise Center Aerospace Lab, were recently tested via demonstration flights that explored the influence of altitude on geometric error, image mosaicking, and dryland vegetation classification. The test flights successfully acquired usable flightline data capable of supporting classifiable composite images. Unsupervised classification results support vegetation management objectives that rely on mapping shrub cover and distribution patterns. Overall, supervised classifications performed poorly despite spectral separability in the image-derived endmember pixels. Future mapping efforts that leverage ground reference data, ultra-high spatial resolution photos and time series analysis should be able to effectively distinguish native grasses such as Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda), from invasives such as burr buttercup (Ranunculus testiculatus) and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum).

  3. Optimal Complete Terrain Coverage using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Anqi Xu, Chatavut Viriyasuthee, and Ioannis Rekleitis

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    Rekleitis, Ioannis

    in a bounded environment, while: · avoiding a set of obstacle regions with arbitrary shape · preventing from of coverage using an aerial vehicle has many applications, including: environmental inspection, search] for the general class of non-holonomic robots. We compute a set of waypoints outlining the desired cover- age path

  4. Smart Deployment/Movement of Unmanned Air Vehicle to Improve Connectivity in MANET

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    Liu, K. J. Ray

    available at https : //dspace.byu.edu/handle/1877/60. [2] R. Beard, D. Kingston, M. Quigley, D. Snyder, R. Christiansen, W. John- son, T. Mclain, and M. Goodrich, "Autonomous Vehicle Technologies for Small Fixed Wing the following simulation study: a total of K users are randomly located within a square region of 1000mĂ?1000m

  5. Unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV): Flight testing and evaluation of two-channel E-field very low frequency (VLF) instrument

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    NONE

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using VLF frequencies, transmitted by the Navy`s network, for airborne remote sensing of the earth`s electrical, magnetic characteristics was first considered by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) around the mid 1970s. The first VLF system was designed and developed by the USGS for installation and operation on a single engine, fixed wing aircraft used by the Branch of Geophysics for geophysical surveying. The system consisted of five channels. Two E-field channels with sensors consisting of a fixed vertical loaded dipole antenna with pre-amp mounted on top of the fuselage and a gyro stabilized horizontal loaded dipole antenna with pre-amp mounted on a tail boom. The three channel magnetic sensor consisted of three orthogonal coils mounted on the same gyro stabilized platform as the horizontal E-field antenna. The main features of the VLF receiver were: narrow band-width frequency selection using crystal filters, phase shifters for zeroing out system phase variances, phase-lock loops for generating real and quadrature gates, and synchronous detectors for generating real and quadrature outputs. In the mid 1990s the Branch of Geophysics designed and developed a two-channel E-field ground portable VLF system. The system was built using state-of-the-art circuit components and new concepts in circuit architecture. Small size, light weight, low power, durability, and reliability were key considerations in the design of the instrument. The primary purpose of the instrument was for collecting VLF data during ground surveys over small grid areas. Later the system was modified for installation on a Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV). A series of three field trips were made to Easton, Maryland for testing and evaluating the system performance.

  6. Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess Vegetative Cover and Identify Biotic Resources in Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems: Preliminary Evaluation

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    Robert P. Breckenridge

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), in conjunction with the University of Idaho, is evaluating novel approaches for using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a quicker and safer method for monitoring biotic resources. Evaluating vegetative cover is an important factor in understanding the sustainability of many ecosystems. In assessing vegetative cover, methods that improve accuracy and cost efficiency could revolutionize how biotic resources are monitored on western federal lands. Sagebrush steppe ecosystems provide important habitat for a variety of species, some of which are important indicator species (e.g., sage grouse). Improved methods are needed to support monitoring these habitats because there are not enough resource specialists or funds available for comprehensive ground evaluation of these ecosystems. In this project, two types of UAV platforms (fixed wing and helicopter) were used to collect still-frame imagery to assess cover in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. This paper discusses the process for collecting and analyzing imagery from the UAVs to (1) estimate total percent cover, (2) estimate percent cover for six different types of vegetation, and (3) locate sage grouse based on representative decoys. The field plots were located on the INL site west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in areas with varying amounts and types of vegetative cover. A software program called SamplePoint developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service was used to evaluate the imagery for percent cover for the six vegetation types (bare ground, litter, shrubs, dead shrubs, grasses, and forbs). Results were compared against standard field measurements to assess accuracy.

  7. Environmental effects on composite airframes: A study conducted for the ARM UAV Program (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle)

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    Noguchi, R.A.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composite materials are affected by environments differently than conventional airframe structural materials are. This study identifies the environmental conditions which the composite-airframe ARM UAV may encounter, and discusses the potential degradation processes composite materials may undergo when subjected to those environments. This information is intended to be useful in a follow-on program to develop equipment and procedures to prevent, detect, or otherwise mitigate significant degradation with the ultimate goal of preventing catastrophic aircraft failure.

  8. Real-Time Planning for Multiple Autonomous Vehicles in Dynamic Uncertain Environments

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    ), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and unmanned underwater vehicles (U). #12;Interest in the use of unmanned vehicles is increasing. The Department of Defense has a variety vehicles. The DoD envisions using various types of unmanned vehicles; unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs

  9. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor The School (6) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Exceptional candidates in all precision manufacturing, HVAC&R, vibrations, aircraft and spacecraft, robotics, unmanned systems, autonomy

  10. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII-1/C22 UAV-g 2011, Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zurich, Switzerland

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    Schindler, Konrad

    . XXXVIII-1/C22 UAV-g 2011, Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zurich, Switzerland DIRECT GEOREFERENCING OF UAVS M. Bláha *, H. Eisenbeiss, D. Grimm, P. Limpach Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry.limpach)@geod.baug.ethz.ch and mblaha@student.ethz.ch Commission VI, WG VI/4 KEY WORDS: UAV, Falcon 8, direct georeferencing, GPS

  11. Unmanned Systems: an Emerging Threat to Waterside Security

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    Graves, John E.

    belowthewaterline@me.com Abstract--Unmanned Vehicles (UxVs) are now a key Intelligence Surveillance; Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs, which can be fully autonomous. For the purposes of this paper we refer to unmanned vehicles as Ux

  12. Disruptive innovation and naval power : strategic and financial implications of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and long-term underwater power sources

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    Larson, Richard Winston

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The naval warfare environment is rapidly changing. The U.S. Navy is adapting by continuing its blue-water dominance while simultaneously building brown-water capabilities. Unmanned systems, such as unmanned airborne drones, ...

  13. Hypersonic aerospace vehicle leading-edge cooling using heat-pipe, transpiration and film-cooling techniques

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    Modlin, J.M.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of cooling hypersonic-vehicle leading-edge structures exposed to severe aerodynamic surface heat fluxes was studied, using a combination of liquid-metal heat pipes and surface-mass-transfer cooling techniques. A generalized, transient, finite-difference-based hypersonic leading-edge cooling model was developed that incorporated these effects and was demonstrated on an assumed aerospace plane-type wing leading edge section and a SCRAMJET engine inlet leading-edge section. The hypersonic leading-edge cooling model was developed using an existing, experimentally verified heat-pipe model. Then the existing heat-pipe model was modified by adding both transpiration and film-cooling options as new surface boundary conditions. The models used to predict the leading-edge surface heat-transfer reduction effects of the transpiration and film cooling were modifications of more-generalized, empirically based models obtained from the literature. It is concluded that cooling leading-edge structures exposed to severe hypersonic-flight environments using a combination of liquid-metal heat pipe, surface transpiration, and film cooling methods appears feasible.

  14. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Dynamic-Tracking Directional Wireless Antennas for Low Powered Applications that Require Reliable Extended Range Operations in Time Critical Scenarios

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    Scott G. Bauer; Matthew O. Anderson; James R. Hanneman

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The proven value of DOD Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will ultimately transition to National and Homeland Security missions that require real-time aerial surveillance, situation awareness, force protection, and sensor placement. Public services first responders who routinely risk personal safety to assess and report a situation for emergency actions will likely be the first to benefit from these new unmanned technologies. ‘Packable’ or ‘Portable’ small class UAVs will be particularly useful to the first responder. They require the least amount of training, no fixed infrastructure, and are capable of being launched and recovered from the point of emergency. All UAVs require wireless communication technologies for real- time applications. Typically on a small UAV, a low bandwidth telemetry link is required for command and control (C2), and systems health monitoring. If the UAV is equipped with a real-time Electro-Optical or Infrared (EO/Ir) video camera payload, a dedicated high bandwidth analog/digital link is usually required for reliable high-resolution imagery. In most cases, both the wireless telemetry and real-time video links will be integrated into the UAV with unity gain omni-directional antennas. With limited on-board power and payload capacity, a small UAV will be limited with the amount of radio-frequency (RF) energy it transmits to the users. Therefore, ‘packable’ and ‘portable’ UAVs will have limited useful operational ranges for first responders. This paper will discuss the limitations of small UAV wireless communications. The discussion will present an approach of utilizing a dynamic ground based real-time tracking high gain directional antenna to provide extend range stand-off operation, potential RF channel reuse, and assured telemetry and data communications from low-powered UAV deployed wireless assets.

  15. CONSENSUS SEEKING, FORMATION KEEPING, AND TRAJECTORY TRACKING IN MULTIPLE VEHICLE

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    Ren, Wei

    to mobile robots, unmanned air vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, satellites, aircraft, spacecraft controllers for fixed wing unmanned air vehicles and nonholonomic mobile robots with velocity and heading rateCONSENSUS SEEKING, FORMATION KEEPING, AND TRAJECTORY TRACKING IN MULTIPLE VEHICLE COOPERATIVE

  16. An Overview of Brazilian Developments in Beamed Energy Aerospace Propulsion and Vehicle Performance Control

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    Minucci, M. A. S. [Prof Henry T Nagamatsu Laboratory of Aerothermodynamics and Hypersonics Institute for Advanced Studies-IEAv General-Command of Aerospace Technology-CTA Sao Jose dos Campos-SP 12228-001 (Brazil)

    2008-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Beamed energy propulsion and beamed energy vehicle performance control concepts are equally promising and challenging. In Brazil, the two concepts are being currently investigated at the Prof Henry T Nagamatsu Laboratory of Aerothermodynamics and Hypersonics, of the Institute for Advanced Studies--IEAv, in collaboration with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute--RPI, Troy, NY, and the United States Air force Research Laboratory-AFRL. Until recently, only laser energy addition for hypersonic flow control was being investigated at the Laboratory using a 0.3 m nozzle exit diameter hypersonic shock tunnel, T2, and two 7 joule CO{sub 2} TEA lasers. Flow visualization, model pressure and heat flux measurements of the laser energy addition perturbed flow around a model were produced as a result of this joint IEAv-RPI investigation. Presently, with the participation of AFRL and the newly commissioned 0.6 m. nozzle exit diameter hypersonic shock tunnel, T3, a more ambitious project is underway. Two 400 Joule Lumonics 620 CO{sub 2} TEA lasers will deliver a 20 cm X 25 cm propulsive laser beam to a complete laser propelled air breather/rocket hypersonic engine, located inside T3 test section. Schlieren photographs of the flow inside de engine as well as surface and heat flux measurements will be performed for free stream Mach numbers ranging from 6 to 25. The present paper discusses past, present and future Brazilian activities on beamed energy propulsion and related technologies.

  17. FlIGHT PATH FOLLOWING GUIDANCE FOR UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES WITH PAN-TILT CAMERA FOR TARGET OBSERVATION

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) is equipped with a nose-mounted camera capable of pan and tilt rotation is affected by wind. Furthermore, the relative position of the sun can lead to glare and image overexposure. While the effect of wind can be improved by commanding a sideslip angle, image overexposure is avoided

  18. 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology Control-oriented Modeling for Hypersonic Vehicle Control

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    Huang, Xun

    for Hypersonic Vehicle Control Qingkai Wei, Xun Huang* College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China. Abstract Hypersonic vehicles have great promising in civil and military application. The physics related to hypersonic flight is quite different from traditional aircraft, such as strong nonlinear, strong aerodynamic

  19. JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE COMPUTING, INFORMATION, AND COMMUNICATION Vol. 4, August 2007

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    Benmei, Chen

    report in this paper the development of a real-time software system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV-time data in 3D on the ground station. I. Introduction IN recent years, research on unmanned vehicles has gained much attention worldwide.1 Objects like unmanned aircraft, underwater exploiters, satellites

  20. Final Report: Global Change Research with Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles UAV Applications for Studying the Radiation and Optical Properties of Upper Tropospheric Clouds, February 1, 1995 - March 31, 1998

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    1998-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the design and characteristics of a scanning spectral polarimeter which is capable of measuring spectral radiances and fluxes in the range between 0.4 rm to 4.0 pm. The instrument characteristics are described and a discussion of the procedures to calibrate the unpolarized radiances and fluxes are prescribed along the detailed error analyses of this calibration.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous unmanned remote Sample Search...

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    for Miniature Helicopters with Summary: -based autonomous landing of an unmanned aerial vehicle. In IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA... , 72076 Tubingen...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous unmanned aerial Sample Search...

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    for Miniature Helicopters with Summary: -based autonomous landing of an unmanned aerial vehicle. In IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA... flying robots (MFRs)....

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    AND LIMITED ELECTIVE COURSE SELECTIONS...............................................5 DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE.......................................................................... 20 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING COOPERATIVE ED & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM...................22 AEROSPACE

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    ELECTIVE COURSE SELECTIONS .................................5 DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING PROGRAM AEROSPACE ENGINEERING COOPERATIVE ED & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM...................22 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING CO

  5. Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task

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    Matthew O. Anderson; Curtis W. Nielsen; Mark D. McKay; Derek C. Wadsworth; Ryan C. Hruska; John A. Koudelka

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned systems are often used to augment the ability of humans to perform challenging tasks. While the value of individual unmanned vehicles have been proven for a variety of tasks, it is less understood how multiple unmanned systems should be used together to accomplish larger missions such as site security. The purpose of this paper is to discuss efforts by researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to explore the utility and practicality of operating multiple unmanned systems for a site security mission. This paper reviews the technology developed for a multi-agent mission and summarizes the lessons-learned from a technology demonstration.

  6. Behavioral representation of military tactics for single-vehicle autonomous rotorcraft via statecharts

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    Hickie, Mark M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past several years, aerospace companies have developed unmanned helicopters suitable for integration into military operations as reconnaissance platforms. These rotorcraft, however, require ground-based human ...

  7. Tenth International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology: Special Session on Bio-Engineering Research Related to Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. September 8 -11,

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    Fish, Frank

    -Engineering Research Related to Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. September 8 - 11, 1997, New England Center, Univ of NH Abstract - Maneuverability is critical to the performance of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and fast underwater vehicles (AUV) is the ability to maneuver or turn. Rapid turns with small radii while maintaining

  8. advanced vehicle tools: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Advances in autonomy have made it possible to invert the operator-to-vehicle ratio so that a single operator can control multiple heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles...

  9. Unmanned Cooperative Fire-Seeking and -Fighting Robot with Bluetooth Communication and Stair-Climbing Capability

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    Chao, Ying-Chin

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a prototype of Unmanned Cooperative Fire-Seeking and -Fighting Robots (UCSFRs) which have a new way to climb up the stairs or traverse over obstacles with a ball screw. There are three unmanned vehicles (one Mother Vehicle (MV...

  10. Dynamically Feasible Trajectory and Open-Loop Control Design for Unmanned Airships

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    Fig. 1, belong to the category of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) that play an increasingly significant the problem of trajectory planning for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. In this paper, we describe a methodDynamically Feasible Trajectory and Open-Loop Control Design for Unmanned Airships Filoktimon

  11. Unmanned systems win unexpected support

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    Schneiderman, R.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A review of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is presented in which emphasis is given to recent mission accomplishments and current directions of research. Existing and new military UAV programs are listed with reference to funding, the type of vehicle, and level of development. Several trends are established including the reliance of UVAs on global positioning satellites and advanced electronics and the growth of the UVA industry. UVAs that are in advanced stages of development or have been deployed include short-range UAV such as the Pioneer, the Pointer, the Sky Owl, and the Hunter. Key UAV systems are described such as the Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System, the Maritime Vertical Takeoff and Landing, and other VTOL systems. Very small UVAs and Exdrones are also discussed, and a weather reconnaissance system and surveillance systems are mentioned.

  12. FacultyofAerospaceEngineering Aerospace Masterweeks

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    Lindken, Ralph

    faster. The technological demands of larger wind turbines, wind farms, integration in the electricity · Wind farm aerodynamics Rotor Design · Aerodynamics · Structure & Composites Electrical Power SystemsFacultyofAerospaceEngineering Aerospace Masterweeks Aerospace Engineering & European Wind Energy

  13. The naval Research Laboratory has been actively involved in research in unmanned and autonomous systems since its opening in 1923. From one of the first unmanned

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    systems since its opening in 1923. From one of the first unmanned ground vehicles to the developmentThe naval Research Laboratory has been actively involved in research in unmanned and autonomous of more than 200 prototype air, ground, underwater, and space platforms, and from smart sensors to smart

  14. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Jan 7 10, 2008, Reno, Nevada AIAA-2008-0315

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    Hu, Hui

    and civilian applications. The applications include propellers, sailplanes, ultralight man-carrying/man-powered aircraft, high-altitude vehicles, wind turbines, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and micro air vehicles

  15. 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Jan 8 11, 2007, Reno, Nevada AIAA-2007-0275

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    Hu, Hui

    . These applications include propellers, sailplanes, ultra-light man-carrying/man-powered aircraft, high-altitude vehicles, wind turbines, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Micro-Air-Vehicles (MAVs). Non

  16. IMC: A Communication Protocol for Networked Vehicles and Sensors

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    Marques, Eduardo R. B.

    of several types of unmanned robotic vehicles that are able to perform dangerous, long and dull tasks even while unattended. In LSTS, we have built several such vehicles, namely Autonomous Underwater Ve- hicles (AUVs) [1], Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) [2], Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) [3], and Remotely

  17. Path Planning Algorithms for Multiple Heterogeneous Vehicles

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    Oberlin, Paul V.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly popular for surveillance in civil and military applications. Vehicles built for this purpose vary in their sensing capabilities, speed and maneuverability. It is therefore natural to assume...

  18. STABILITY OF A BOTTOMHEAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLE NAOMI EHRICH LEONARD \\Lambda

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    Leonard, Naomi

    completely autonomous. In order for unmanned underwater vehicles to succeed they must be able to control of an actuator failure on board an unmanned underwater vehicle, nonlinear control methods can be used for motionSTABILITY OF A BOTTOM­HEAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLE NAOMI EHRICH LEONARD \\Lambda Department

  19. Remote Sensing and In-Situ Observations of Arctic Mixed-Phase and Cirrus Clouds Acquired During Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Uninhabited Aerospace Vehicle Participation

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    McFarquhar, G.M.; Freer, M.; Um, J.; McCoy, R.; Bolton, W.

    2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atmospheric Radiation Monitor (ARM) uninhabited aerospace vehicle (UAV) program aims to develop measurement techniques and instruments suitable for a new class of high altitude, long endurance UAVs while supporting the climate community with valuable data sets. Using the Scaled Composites Proteus aircraft, ARM UAV participated in Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), obtaining unique data to help understand the interaction of clouds with solar and infrared radiation. Many measurements obtained using the Proteus were coincident with in-situ observations made by the UND Citation. Data from M-PACE are needed to understand interactions between clouds, the atmosphere and ocean in the Arctic, critical interactions given large-scale models suggest enhanced warming compared to lower latitudes is occurring.

  20. aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview programs available courses flowcharts

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    Rohs, Remo

    of turbulence, computational fluid mechanics, com- bustion and heat transfer and nonlinear dynamics. Recent18 aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview · programs available · courses · flowcharts Aerospace-thruster (the Free Molecule Micro- Resistojet) and the aerodynamics of ground vehicles. Mechanical Engineering

  1. New environmental regulation for the aerospace industry: The aerospace NESHAP

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    Bauer, J.P.; Gampper, B.P. [Brusn and McDonnell Waste Consultants, Inc., Kansas City, MO (United States); Baker, J.M. [Raytheon Aircraft Co., Wichita, KS (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    40 CFR Part 63, Subpart GG, the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities, commonly referred to as the Aerospace NESHAP, was issued on September 1, 1995 and requires compliance by September 1, 1998. The regulation affects any facility that manufactures or reworks commercial, civil, or military aircraft vehicles or components and is a major source of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). The regulation targets reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions to the atmosphere. Processes affected by the new regulation include aircraft painting, paint stripping, chemical milling masking, solvent cleaning, and spray gun cleaning. Regulatory requirements affecting these processes are summarized, and different compliance options compared in terms of cost-effectiveness and industry acceptance. Strategies to reduce compliance costs and minimize recordkeeping burdens are also presented.

  2. Modal analysis of PATHFINDER unmanned air vehicle

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    Woehrle, T.G.; Costerus, B.W.; Lee, C.L.

    1994-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental modal analysis was performed on PATHFINDER, a 450-lb, 100-ft wing span, flying-wing-design aircraft powered by solar/electric motors. The aircraft was softly suspended and then excited using random input from a long-stroke shaker. Modal data was taken from 92 measurement locations on the aircraft using newly designed, lightweight, tri-axial accelerometers. A conventional PC-based data acquisition system provided data handling. Modal parameters were calculated, and animated mode shapes were produced using SMS STARStruct{trademark} Modal Analysis System software. The modal parameters will be used for validation of finite element models, optimum placement of onboard accelerometers during flight testing, and vibration isolation design of sensor platforms.

  3. Digital autoland system for unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Wagner, Thomas William, Jr.

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Identification (OKID) [23] is used to determine a linear time-invariant (LTI) state-space representation of the C700. The linear state-space model is in the form ?x = Ax+Bu state equation y = Cx+Du output equation (3.1) 9 where x?Rn×1 is a state vector with n... states, u?Rm×1 is an input vector with m inputs, y ? Rp×1 is an output vector with p outputs, A ? Rn×n is a plant matrix, B ? Rn×m is a control distribution matrix, and C ? Rp×n and D ? Rp×m are matrices that determine the elements of the output vector...

  4. Wireless Relay Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    Transmission Rate (ENTR) for the links between the ground nodes and the relay, and derive a closed platforms to form equivalent "cellular towers" in the sky for implementing rapidly deployable, broadband. The feasibility of using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission techniques for UAV

  5. Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Zeyn Saigol

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    Yao, Xin

    , 2007 4 / 25 #12;Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Unmanned, untethered submersibles Autosub, developedPlanning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Zeyn Saigol Intelligent Robotics Lab meeting July 31 in Southampton Cheaper than manned vehicles Can get to places tethered vehicles can't No need for human

  6. aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview programs available

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    Rohs, Remo

    22 aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview · programs available courses of instruction-thruster (the Free Molecule Micro-Resistojet) and the aerodynamics of ground vehicles. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineers apply scientific methodology to find solutions to mechanical problems and to create

  7. Aerospace Stream Selection Streams A,B,CStreams A,B,C

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    mechanics, vehicle performance ­ Launch vehicle propulsion and aerodynamics,p p y wind energy, ground Winter 2013 #12;Outline Aerospace Industry in Canada History of Carleton's Bachelor of Aerospace , aeroelastic analysis, aircraft mechanical systems, landing gear, engine design, manufacturing ­ Wind turbine

  8. Implementation of a Control Architecture for Networked Vehicle Systems

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    Marques, Eduardo R. B.

    . INTRODUCTION The Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory (LSTS) aims the creation of networked vehicles has already built autonomous vehicles of different types, namely Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (Madu- reira et al. (2009)), Autonomous Surface Vehicles (Ferreira et al. (2007)), Unmanned Air Vehicles (Gon

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerial vehicle radome Sample Search Results

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    Panos Antsaklis, Kimon Valavanis, "Modeling and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Current Status and Future Directions," Chapter 9, Modeling and Control of Complex...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerial vehicle systems Sample Search Results

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    December 11, 2005 Summary: highways, formations of unmanned aerial vehicles or arrays of micro-cantilevers for massively parallel data... , Spain CONTROL, ESTIMATION, AND...

  11. Intelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Yao, Xin

    such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4 / 10 #12;Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Unmanned, untethered submersibles AutosubIntelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Zeyn Saigol January 31, 2007 Supervisors Underwater Vehicles Classical planning systems Problem specification Markov Decision Processes 2 / 10 #12

  12. Underwater Vehicles hal-00733797,version1-19Sep2012

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV). The UUV family is known to have two separate branches: the RemotelyUnderwater Vehicles hal-00733797,version1-19Sep2012 Author manuscript, published in "Underwater Vehicles (2009) 525-538" #12;hal-00733797,version1-19Sep2012 #12;Underwater Vehicles Edited by Alexander V

  13. Getting Ready for the Challenges for the Air Traffic Management for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) C.W. Johnson,

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    Johnson, Chris

    for a lost link profile. If communications are lost, the vehicle will autonomously cross the airspace between as EUROCONTROL's Spec-0102 on the Use of Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Operational Air Traffic Outside interaction between ATCOs and UAS platforms. These are the flight patterns that are executed autonomously when

  14. Autonomous vehicles

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    Meyrowitz, A.L. [Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Washington, DC (United States)] [Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Washington, DC (United States); Blidberg, D.R. [Autonomous Undersea Systems Inst., Lee, NH (United States)] [Autonomous Undersea Systems Inst., Lee, NH (United States); Michelson, R.C. [Georgia Tech Research Inst., Smyrna, GA (United States)] [Georgia Tech Research Inst., Smyrna, GA (United States); [International Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Smyrna, GA (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are various kinds of autonomous vehicles (AV`s) which can operate with varying levels of autonomy. This paper is concerned with underwater, ground, and aerial vehicles operating in a fully autonomous (nonteleoperated) mode. Further, this paper deals with AV`s as a special kind of device, rather than full-scale manned vehicles operating unmanned. The distinction is one in which the AV is likely to be designed for autonomous operation rather than being adapted for it as would be the case for manned vehicles. The authors provide a survey of the technological progress that has been made in AV`s, the current research issues and approaches that are continuing that progress, and the applications which motivate this work. It should be noted that issues of control are pervasive regardless of the kind of AV being considered, but that there are special considerations in the design and operation of AV`s depending on whether the focus is on vehicles underwater, on the ground, or in the air. The authors have separated the discussion into sections treating each of these categories.

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerial vehicle uav Sample Search Results

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    uav Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aerial vehicle uav Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Swarm Control in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Henry...

  16. AEROSPACE SCIENCES Applied aerodynamics

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    Xu, Kun

    AEROSPACE SCIENCES Applied aerodynamics This year saw significant progress in industry, research labs, and academia in the development of flow-control concepts, novel configuration aerodynamic concepts, and aerodynamic im- provement technologies for enhancing the fuel efficiency and performance

  17. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Three Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy with Applications in Cell Mechanics abstract The interactions between biochemical and mechanical signals during-dimensional measurement techniques are needed to investigate the effect of mechanical properties of the substrate

  18. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism verification of physics-based prognosis of mechanical damage, such as fatigue. The proposed experimental methodology includes multi-resolution in-situ mechanical testing, advanced imaging analysis, and mechanism

  19. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering This presentation will address the development and transition of advanced structural health management (SHM) technologies from the perspective of understanding and the importance of understanding this role to increase the likelihood for transition of new technologies

  20. Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    1 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination F.B. da Silva S.D. Scott-mail: halab@mit.edu #12;2 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination by F.B. da Silva, S.D. Scott, and M.L. Cummings Executive Summary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, despite

  1. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERWATER VEHICLES Javier Pereira and Alec Duncan

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    .duncan@cmst.curtin.edu.au Abstract - Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV's) are used in a number of applications such as pipelineSYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERWATER VEHICLES Javier Pereira and Alec Duncan Australian Maritime hydrodynamic derivative measurements from sea trials using an underwater vehicle which is a half-scale model

  2. A Control System for OFDM Networked Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Zhou, Shengli

    . INTRODUCTION Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) belong to a group of unmanned robots that are usedA Control System for OFDM Networked Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Michael Zuba, Carlos Villa, haining.mo, zhengpeng, jiaxing.che, jcui}@engr.uconn.edu Abstract--Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV

  3. IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE HYDRODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS USING FREE

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    been an ever increasing num- ber of applications for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) in variousIDENTIFICATION OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE HYDRODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS USING FREE DECAY TESTS Andrew Ross the potential accuracy of these new methods. Copyright c 2004 IFAC. Keywords: Low-speed underwater vehicles

  4. Faculty of Engineering Aerospace Engineering

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    Faculty of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Canada's aerospace industry is one of the largest. One of the key factors that will continue this success is a steady stream of engineering talent.uwindsor.ca/mame Rigorous, Enriching Programs Our new Aerospace Engineering program at Windsor is an optional stream within

  5. Optimal trajectories for maneuvering reentry vehicles

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    Undurti, Aditya

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many demanding aerospace missions today require maneuverable re-entry vehicles that can fly trajectories that have stringent path and terminal constraints, including those that cannot be written as drag or energy constraints. ...

  6. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering In the pursuit of developing manned, reusable hypersonic & Energy Arizona State University November 9, 2012 at 1:30pm in SCOB 228 School for Engineering of Matter will experience thermal and mechanical loads. The research presented will discuss advancements in structural

  7. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The development of high-energy storage devices has been one energy capacity over 500 cycles. Teng Ma received his BS degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Xi and Technology of China in 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at School

  8. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    in Mechanical Engineering at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, working in Dr. MarcusMechanical & Aerospace Engineering The atomization of a liquid jet by a high speed cross.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2006 and M.S. degree

  9. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abstract Solid materials used in energy conversion and storage that couples the mechanical and chemical (or electrochemical) fields in solids via the use of stress-chemo- mechanical theory, two examples of practical interest will be discussed, namely, solid oxide fuel cells

  10. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    , and nuclear energy. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fluids EngineeringMechanical & Aerospace Engineering Interfacial flows are multi-material flows comprised of two of the interface between the fluids and the interface physics (like surface tension) needs to be predicted as part

  11. aerospace engineering students: Topics by E-print Network

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    Aerospace Lindken, Ralph 2 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Postgraduate Student Physics Websites Summary: & Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine...

  12. An Almost Global Tracking Control Scheme for Maneuverable Autonomous Vehicles and its

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    Chyba, Monique

    . While applications of this control scheme include autonomous aerial and underwater vehicles, we focus on an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) application because of its richer, more nonlinearly coupled, dynamics of unmanned vehicles are expanding as these vehicles become more maneuverable with the passage of time. Recent

  13. Distributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    Vehicles (AUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) in general, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. ddimar@mit.edu underwater vehicles, the aboveDistributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles Giannis P

  14. 11th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST99) August 22-25, 1999, New England Center, Durham, New Hampshire, USA

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    of Underwater Vehicles Louis L. Whitcomb, Dana R. Yoerger, and Hanumant Singh Abstract This paper first reviews for reliable three- dimensional position sensing for underwater vehicles. Ta- ble 1 summarizes the sensors most11th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST99) August 22

  15. Aerospace Applications for OLED Lighting

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Export Controlled ECCN: 9E991 NLR Aerospace economics drive long development cycles and even longer product lifecycles * Development of a...

  16. Dynamic response and maneuvering strategies of a hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle in hovering

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    Cooney, Lauren Alise

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Odyssey IV autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is the next generation of unmanned subsurface robots from the MIT Sea Grant AUV Laboratory. The Odyssey IV AUV has a novel propulsion system, which includes a pair of ...

  17. Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System

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    Won, I.L.; Keiswetter, D.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Ground-based surveys place personnel at risk due to the proximity of buried unexploded ordnance (UXO) items or by exposure to radioactive materials and hazardous chemicals. The purpose of this effort is to design, construct, and evaluate a portable, remotely-piloted, airborne, geophysical survey system. This non-intrusive system will provide stand-off capability to conduct surveys and detect buried objects, structures, and conditions of interest at hazardous locations. During a survey, the operators remain remote from, but within visual distance of, the site. The sensor system never contacts the Earth, but can be positioned near the ground so that weak geophysical anomalies can be detected. The Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System (GAUSS) is designed to detect and locate small-scale anomalies at hazardous sites using magnetic and electromagnetic survey techniques. The system consists of a remotely-piloted, radio-controlled, model helicopter (RCH) with flight computer, light-weight geophysical sensors, an electronic positioning system, a data telemetry system, and a computer base-station. The report describes GAUSS and its test results.

  18. Applications of Probabilistic Graphical Models to Diagnosis and Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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    the performancesof unmanned underwater vehicles were identified in terms of safety for the system itself as well problems of di- agnosis and control of ground and underwater robotic vehicles. In particular, we describe how battery monitoring and control problems related to an underwater and a ground vehicle are solved

  19. PLANNING AND CONTROL OF PLANAR UNDERACTUATED MARINE VEHICLES SUBJECT TO LINEAR AND QUADRATIC DRAG

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    in hazardous environments: wheeled robots defuse mines, unmanned air vehicles take photographs of a battlefield), such as hovercrafts, surface and underwater vehicles are playing a crucial role in the exploitation of oceanic for underactuated MV, i.e., surface vessels (SV), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and hovercrafts (HC

  20. An Analysis of Heterogeneity in Futuristic Unmanned Vehicle Systems

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    Nehme, C. E.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies have shown that with appropriate operator decision support and with enough automation aboard

  1. Cooperative Task Assignment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Adversarial Environments

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    How, Jonathan P.

    stochastic formulation of the UAV task assignment problem. This formulation ex- plicitly accounts to maximize the mission value as an expectation, this stochastic formulation designs coordinated plans are not constant and change with time due to the removal of SAM sites by other UAVs. This allocation recovers

  2. Telesurgery Via Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with a Field Deployable

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    saving human lives in disaster areas, on the battlefield or in other remote environments. 1. Introduction). This has implications for battlefield trauma, disaster response and rural or remote telesurgery. #12 in the desert heat. Clean power is not a primary concern in a hospital or lab, but in the field

  3. Civilian applications and policy implications of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Sprague, Kara Lynn, 1980-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As UAV capabilities continue to improve the technology will spill out of the military sector and into commercial and civil applications. Already, UAVs have demonstrated commercial marketability in such diverse areas as ...

  4. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle as Human-Assistant Robotics System

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    Chingtham, Tejbanta Singh; Ghose, M K; 10.1109/ICCIC.2010.5705731

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    According to the American Heritage Dictionary [1],Robotics is the science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of Robots. The term Hoverbot is also often used to refer to sophisticated mechanical devices that are remotely controlled by human beings even though these devices are not autonomous. This paper describes a remotely controlled hoverbot by installing a transmitter and receiver on both sides that is the control computer (PC) and the hoverbot respectively. Data is transmitted as signal or instruction via a infrastructure network which is converted into a command for the hoverbot that operates at a remote site.

  5. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Instrumentation for Rapid Aerial Photo System

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    Adiprawita, Widyawardana; Semibiring, Jaka

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research will proposed a new kind of relatively low cost autonomous UAV that will enable farmers to make just in time mosaics of aerial photo of their crop. These mosaics of aerial photo should be able to be produced with relatively low cost and within the 24 hours of acquisition constraint. The autonomous UAV will be equipped with payload management system specifically developed for rapid aerial mapping. As mentioned before turn around time is the key factor, so accuracy is not the main focus (not orthorectified aerial mapping). This system will also be equipped with special software to post process the aerial photos to produce the mosaic aerial photo map

  6. Sandia National Laboratories: Sierra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Begin

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmitted for US PatentOperational EnergyScientific ResearchSensingFlights

  7. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    a flammable mixture. To this end, a fundamental understanding of the ignition phenomenon is necessary in order to develop more accurate test methods and standards as a means of designing safer air vehicles. The focus the NSF Career Award in 2011 and the DOE Early Career Award in 2011. His research is funded by DOE, NSF

  8. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV, is a game for the PC. The player controls a UAV, which

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    Li, Mo

    (#) and Civilians Killed (#). The level is a map built on a constant grid-pattern of uniform buildings. The map will remain constant after every playthrough. Although we don't have a definite size for the map, it should take five or so seconds to reach one end of the map to the other. There are three types of NPCs

  9. Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System (GAUSS). Topical report, October 1993--September 1996

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    NONE

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a Final Technical Report that describes the results of the Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System (GAUSS) research project. The objectives were to construct a geophysical data acquisition system that uses a remotely operated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and to evaluate its effectiveness for characterization of hazardous environmental sites. The GAUSS is a data acquisition system that mitigates the potential risk to personnel during geophysical characterization of hazardous or radioactive sites. The fundamental basis of the GAUSS is as follows: (1) an unmanned survey vehicle carries geophysical sensors into a hazardous location, (2) the pilot remains outside the hazardous site and operates the vehicle using radio control, (3) geophysical measurements and their spatial locations are processed by an automated data-acquisition system which displays data on an off-site monitor in real-time, and (4) the pilot uses the display to direct the survey vehicle for complete site coverage. The objective of our Phase I research was to develop a data acquisition and processing (DAP) subsystem and geophysical sensors suitable for UAV deployment. We integrated these two subsystems to produce an automated, hand-held geophysical surveying system. The objective of the Phase II effort was to modify the subsystems and integrate them into an airborne prototype. The completed GAUSS DAP system consists of a UAV platform, a laser tracking and ranging subsystem, a telemetry subsystem, light-weight geophysical sensors, a base-station computer (BC), and custom-written survey control software (SCS). We have utilized off-the-shelf commercial products, where possible, to reduce cost and design time.

  10. ISR3: Communication and Data Storage for an Unmanned Ground Bruce A. Draper Gokhan Kutlu Edward M. Riseman Allen R. Hanson

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    Draper, Bruce A.

    ISR3: Communication and Data Storage for an Unmanned Ground Vehicle Bruce A. Draper Gokhan Kutlu these are communication, or how to get data from one process to another, data storage and retrieval, primarily systems for mobile robotics, and presents a new tool, called ISR3, for com- munication, data storage

  11. OCEAN SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES -THE WORKPLAN FOR AUTOSUB-1 for 1997-2000 AND BEYOND.

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    , Southampton, SO14 3ZH UK Presented at the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase, September 1997 SouthamptonOCEAN SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES - THE WORKPLAN FOR AUTOSUB-1 for 1997.griffiths@soc.soton.ac.uk www: http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/OTD #12;OCEAN SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

  12. Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace.mmae.iit.edu Chair: Keith Bowman The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers several flexible programs in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with five major areas of study: computer

  13. Computers and the aerospace engineer

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    Trego, L.E.

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of computers in aerospace for design and analysis is described, and examples of project enhancements are presented. NASA is working toward the design of a numerical test cell that will allow integrated, multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization of propulsion systems. It is noted that with continuing advances in computer technology, including areas such as three-dimensional computer-aided design, finite element analysis, supercomputers, and artificial intelligence, the possibilities seem limitless for the aerospace engineer. Research projects are currently underway for design and/or reconfiguration of the V-22, B-767, SCRAMJET engines, F-16, and X29A using these techniques.

  14. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

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    Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

  15. International Journal of Systems Science, 1999, volume 30, number 9, pages 939 946 Global attitude/position regulation for underwater vehicles

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    controller is designed for a 6 DOF model of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) which includes both/position regulation for underwater vehicles DEJAN M. BOSĆKOVIC ˛ and MIROSLAV KRSTICí˛ In this paper a nonlinear underwater vehicles (UUVs) is an area of growing interest due to their ability to operate at depths

  16. GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    A Guide to GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING at Department of Mechanical...................................................................................................... 3 2. Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ........................................................................................................................ 6 4. Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering (MSESE

  17. Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector...

  18. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials@mmae.iit.edu www.mmae.iit.edu Chair: Keith Bowman Associate Chair: Kevin Cassel The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers several flexible programs in mechanical and aerospace

  19. Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice, Strategy Supervisor #12;2 #12;Flexibility in Aerospace and Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems: Practice Traditionally, parts fabrication in the aerospace and automotive industries has been associated with a number

  20. aerospace vehicle design: Topics by E-print Network

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    Crescent, Singapore 119260 Aerodynamic design of domain C Penalty function cp Constant pressure specific heat D The computational domain ( domain Liu, Feng 66 Design Decision...

  1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida invites

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    Roy, Subrata

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and aerospace sciences, (4) cellular mechanics and engineering, (5) energy, with emphasis on renewable of the above areas. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering

  2. Princeton -Weekly Bulletin 06/14/04 -Grants fund research on underwater vehicles, high-tech materials June 14, 2004

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    Princeton - Weekly Bulletin 06/14/04 - Grants fund research on underwater vehicles, high research on underwater vehicles, high- tech materials By Steven Schultz Princeton NJ -- University mobile unmanned networks of underwater sensors and to develop new high-tech materials. The Department

  3. aerospace pyrotechnic systems: Topics by E-print Network

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    Engineering Websites Summary: High Assurance Aerospace CPS & Implications for the Automotive Industry Scott A. Lintelman1 of this next-generation aerospace CPS. This paper...

  4. advanced aerospace systems: Topics by E-print Network

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    Master of Science Gallo, Linda C. 300 High Assurance Aerospace CPS & Implications for the Automotive Industry Engineering Websites Summary: High Assurance Aerospace CPS &...

  5. aerospace team online: Topics by E-print Network

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    1 Aerospace Engineering Online by the SEAS Materials Science Websites Summary: Aerospace Engineering Online by the SEAS UCLA MS Engineering Online, msenrgol.seas.ucla.edu Area is...

  6. Dept. of Aerospace Engg. Department of Aerospace Engineering

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    Das, Bijoy Krishna

    Design/Development of Autonomous Flying Vehicles 3 #12;Research Facilities ­ Aerodynamics Group Various Computational Combustion Combustion Instabilities Multiphase Flow Simulation Fuel Injection Strategies Flows Hypersonic & Low density flows Fuel injection & Mixing for supersonic combustion Vortices

  7. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y o f N e w Y o r k MAE Seminar Series Rotation and Vorticity in Mechanics and Physics Alireza Hadjesfandiari Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo ah@buffalo.edu Abstract: Rotation

  8. Oklahoma Aerospace Intellectual Capital/Educational Recommendations: an Inquiry of Oklahoma Aerospace Executives.

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    Nelson, Erin M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The purpose of this qualitative study was to conduct detailed personal interviews with aerospace industry executives/managers from both the private and military sectors from across… (more)

  9. Integrated analysis procedure of aerospace composite structure

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    Ahn, Junghyun

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The emergence of composite material application in major commercial aircraft design, represented by the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350-XWB, signals a new era in the aerospace industry. The high stiffness to weight ratio of ...

  10. Inventory optimization in an aerospace supply chain

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    Lo, Billy S. (Billy Si Yee)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strategic inventory management has become a major focus for Honeywell Aerospace as the business unit challenged itself to meeting cost reduction goals while maintaining a high level of service to its customers. This challenge ...

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle...

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    Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Besides their energy security and environmental benefits,...

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace industries division Sample Search...

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

    results for: aerospace industries division Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Majors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Summary: Majors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering...

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology...

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    Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle...

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle...

  15. Low-cost multi-terrain autonomous vehicle for hostile environments

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    Perez, M. L., LLNL

    1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an innovative and unique autonomous vehicle being developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for versatile use in hostile environments. Conventional vehicles used in decommissioning and decontaminating, police activity, and unmanned military operations typically are designed with four-wheels or track in contact with the environment. Although four-wheel and track vehicles work well, they are limited in negotiating saturated terrain, steep hills and soft soils. The Spiral Track Autonomous Robot (STAR) is a versatile and maneuverable multi-terrain mobile vehicle that uses the latest available computer technology and two Archimedes screws, in contact with the local environment to intelligently negotiate a hostile environment.

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace biomedical engineering Sample...

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    materialsenergy (Chemical... , and Nuclear Engineering; Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering) Aerospace materials... structuresfluids (Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear...

  17. Electric vehicles

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    Not Available

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quiet, clean, and efficient, electric vehicles (EVs) may someday become a practical mode of transportation for the general public. Electric vehicles can provide many advantages for the nation's environment and energy supply because they run on electricity, which can be produced from many sources of energy such as coal, natural gas, uranium, and hydropower. These vehicles offer fuel versatility to the transportation sector, which depends almost solely on oil for its energy needs. Electric vehicles are any mode of transportation operated by a motor that receives electricity from a battery or fuel cell. EVs come in all shapes and sizes and may be used for different tasks. Some EVs are small and simple, such as golf carts and electric wheel chairs. Others are larger and more complex, such as automobile and vans. Some EVs, such as fork lifts, are used in industries. In this fact sheet, we will discuss mostly automobiles and vans. There are also variations on electric vehicles, such as hybrid vehicles and solar-powered vehicles. Hybrid vehicles use electricity as their primary source of energy, however, they also use a backup source of energy, such as gasoline, methanol or ethanol. Solar-powered vehicles are electric vehicles that use photovoltaic cells (cells that convert solar energy to electricity) rather than utility-supplied electricity to recharge the batteries. This paper discusses these concepts.

  18. Motion planning under uncertainty: application to an unmanned helicopter

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    Davis, Joshua Daniel

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology is presented in this work for intelligent motion planning in an uncertain environment using a non-local sensor, like a radar sensor, that allows the sensing of the environment non-locally. This methodology is applied to an unmanned...

  19. Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 Satellite Attitude Control

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    Simon, Dan

    Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 · Satellite Attitude Control System Design Using Reaction Wheels Bhanu Gouda Brian Fast Dan Simon #12;2Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation;3Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 ADCS ·ADCS: Attitude Determination and Control

  20. Electric Vehicles

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    Ozpineci, Burak

    2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Burak Ozpineci sees a future where electric vehicles charge while we drive them down the road, thanks in part to research under way at ORNL.

  1. Electric Vehicles

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    Ozpineci, Burak

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Burak Ozpineci sees a future where electric vehicles charge while we drive them down the road, thanks in part to research under way at ORNL.

  2. Environmental study of the National Aerospace Plane. Final report, 1 December 1991-30 December 1992

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    Brown, C.; Wierzbanowski, T.; Reda, H.; Duecker, G.T.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the United States (US) National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program is to develop hypersonic technologies required for future military and Civilian aerospace plane systems to reduce payload cost to orbit and provide for flexible-responsive space operations. If successful, the NASP Program will be the stimulus for developing a whole new class of airbreathing hypersonic aircraft powered by clean-burning scramjet engines using liquid hydrogen as the primary fuel. As part of this development, the potential to cause environmental impacts from these type of vehicles must be considered and analyzed. This process has been initiated using the NASP Program's proposed X-30 flight research vehicle and flight test program as a basis for analysis. Environmental issues addressed include noise and sonic booms, stratospheric ozone depletion, public health and safety, hazardous materials/waste, air quality, biological and cultural resources, geology and soils, and water use. Although this study is not yet complete, preliminary analysis has determined that the X-30 vehicle and flight test program would have minimal environmental impact.

  3. FacultyofAerospace Engineering MSc Programme

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    Langendoen, Koen

    as Nuna 6, the solar- powered car that won second place in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia in aircraft and propulsion system design. Aerodynamics and Wind Energy The MSc track in Aerodynamics and Wind Energy combines fundamental and applied research disciplines of aerospace and wind-power systems

  4. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Bonassar, Larry

    design; sustainable design; additive manufacturing; manufacturing of advanced and multifunctional 607 255-0813 mc288@cornell.edu October 2014 Faculty Position in Design and Manufacturing Mechanical and Manufacturing, as related strongly to the disciplines within Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Candidates

  5. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH mat Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) E N T r y F A Q S A p p l y i n g C a m p u

  6. Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Electric Vehicle Readiness...

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    MO) Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

  7. Commercial Vehicle Classification using Vehicle Signature Data

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    Liu, Hang; Jeng, Shin-Ting; Andre Tok, Yeow Chern; Ritchie, Stephen G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traffic Measurement and Vehicle Classification with SingleG. Ritchie. Real-time Vehicle Classification using InductiveReijmers, J.J. , "On-line vehicle classification," Vehicular

  8. Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System (GAUSS). Topical report, October 1993--March 1995

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    NONE

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of the project are to construct a geophysical sensor system based on a remotely operated model helicopter (ROH) and to evaluate the efficacy of the system for characterization of hazardous environmental sites. Geophex Airborne Unmanned Survey System (GAUSS) is a geophysical survey system that uses a ROH as the survey vehicle. We have selected the ROH because of its advantages over fixed wing and ground based vehicles. Lower air speed and superior maneuverability of the ROH make it better suited for geophysical surveys than a fixed wing model aircraft. The ROH can fly close to the ground, allowing detection of weak or subtle anomalies. Unlike ground based vehicles, the ROH can traverse difficult terrain while providing a stable sensor platform. ROH does not touch the ground during the course of a survey and is capable of functioning over water and surf zones. The ROH has been successfully used in the motion picture industry and by geology companies for payload bearing applications. The only constraint to use of the airborne system is that the ROH must remain visible to the pilot. Obstructed areas within a site can be characterized by relocating the base station to alternate positions. GAUSS consists of a ROH with radio controller, a data acquisition and processing (DAP) system, and lightweight digital sensor systems. The objective of our Phase I research was to develop a DAP and sensors suitable for ROH operation. We have constructed these subsystems and integrated them to produce an automated, hand-held geophysical surveying system, referred to as the ``pre-prototype``. We have performed test surveys with the pre-prototype to determine the functionality of the and DAP and sensor subsystems and their suitability for airborne application. The objective of the Phase II effort will be to modify the existing subsystems and integrate them into an airborne prototype. Efficacy of the prototype for geophysical survey of hazardous sites will then be determined.

  9. An Innovative Approach for Data Collection and Handling to Enable Advancements in Micro Air Vehicle Persistent Surveillance

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    Goodnight, Ryan David

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Vehicle Persistent Surveillance. (August 2009) Ryan David Goodnight, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Helen Reed The success of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts has led to increased... .............................. 24 10 Paparazzi Tiny V2.1 Autopilot System ...................................................... 25 11 Aerovironment Black Widow MAV Subsystem Anatomy ........................ 28 12 Texas A&M University Integrated MAV (IMAV) Inventor...

  10. Robotic vehicle

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    Box, W. Donald (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic vehicle for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle.

  11. Robotic vehicle

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    Box, W. Donald (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic vehicle for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle.

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    Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research 18 May 2011 Captain Jeff Kline... , USN (ret) Director, CRUSER http:www.nps.eduResearchCRUSER...

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - all-electric unmanned aerial Sample Search...

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    Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: all-electric unmanned aerial Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 George Vachtsevanos, Panos Antsaklis,...

  14. Ascent performance feasibility of the national aerospace plane

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    Miele, A.; Lee, W.Y.; Wu, G.D. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The national aerospace plane (NASP) is a proposed hypervelocity research vehicle which must take-off horizontally, achieve orbital speed, and then land horizontally. Its configuration is dominated by the powerplant, which includes the combination of turbojet engines for flight at subsonic speeds and low supersonic speeds, ramjet engines for flight at high supersonic speeds, scramjet engines for flight at hypersonic speeds, and rocket engines for flight at near-orbital speeds. Optimal trajectories are studied for a given NASP configuration, the so-called general hypersonic aerodynamics model example, under the assumption that the NASP is controlled via angle of attack and power setting. Three powerplant models are considered: (E1) and (E2) are turbojet, ramjet, scramjet combinations; (E3) is a turbojet, ramjet scramjet, rocket combination, with the rocket mode starting at M = 15. Realistic constraints are imposed on the peak dynamic pressure, peak heating rate, and peak tangential acceleration. Under this scenario, the time history of the controls is optimized simultaneously with the switch times from one engine mode to the next. The optimization criterion is the total mass of fuel required to achieve orbital speed. The optimization study employs the sequential gradient-restoration algorithm for optimal control problems.

  15. High Temperature Materials for Aerospace Applications

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    Adamczak, Andrea Diane

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    below 430 ?C for exposure times up to 20 minutes. Transition-metal carbides were initially synthesized by carbothermal reduction of transition-metal halides and polymer precursor mixtures, at temperatures that range from 900 to 1500 ?C in an argon... ........................................ 20 2.3 Present/Future Aerospace Applications ......................................... 24 2.4 Ultra-High Temperature Materials ................................................. 27 2.4.1 Transition-Metal Carbides...

  16. Monitoring of bolted joints using piezoelectric active-sensing for aerospace applications

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    Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Chan - Yik [ADD; Jun, Seung - Moon [ADD

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is a report of an initial investigation into tracking and monitoring the integrity of bolted joints using piezoelectric active-sensors. The target application of this study is a fitting lug assembly of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where a composite wing is mounted to a UAV fuselage. The SHM methods deployed in this study are impedance-based SHM techniques, time-series analysis, and high-frequency response functions measured by piezoelectric active-sensors. Different types of simulated damage are introduced into the structure, and the capability of each technique is examined and compared. Additional considerations encountered in this initial investigation are made to guide further thorough research required for the successful field deployment of this technology.

  17. aerospace sciences meeting: Topics by E-print Network

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    School of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Materials Science Websites Summary: Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied...

  18. aerospace expeditionary force: Topics by E-print Network

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    important as matrix materials for the advanced composites used in aerospace, electronics, automotive and other industries. (more) Subramaniam, C 1994-01-01 257 The influence of...

  19. adaptive aerospace tools: Topics by E-print Network

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    in the face of unknown, changing, or poorly defined operating environments. In order for adaptive control systems to be used in safety-critical aerospace applications,...

  20. Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reidof Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles Reidhigh demand for gasoline-hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)?

  1. Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems | Department...

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    Hybrid and Vehicle Systems Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems Hybrid and vehicle systems research provides an overarching vehicle systems perspective to the...

  2. AUV technology heads for new depths[Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    Hayes, D.

    2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-tech unmanned submarine technologies initially developed by the US Navy are being adapted for a new role to assist the oil and gas industry's shift into deeper waters. To address the problem of costly data acquisition and inaccurate survey data, C and C Technologies of Lafayette, La., has hired Kongsberg Simrad to construct the Hugin 3000 deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). As the technology is applied to energy exploration and production advances to meet the deepwater challenges beyond the continental shelf, AUVs will be increasingly employed, it is believed. The paper describes the Hugin project, unexpected situations, the vehicle position tracking system, vehicle operation and real-time data quality control, real-time data monitoring and control, Hugin field experience, and pipe route surveying.

  3. Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration

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    Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration Fleet Summary Report Reporting period: October 2011 through December 2011 Number of vehicles: 135 Number of vehicle days driven: 4,746 All...

  4. Design of a Gust-Attenuation Controller for Landing Operations of Unmanned Autonomous Helicopters

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Design of a Gust-Attenuation Controller for Landing Operations of Unmanned Autonomous Helicopters landing operations of an Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH). A heave motion model of an UAH is constructed for the purpose of capturing dynamic variations of thrust due to horizontal wind gusts

  5. Reduction of Computational Complexity for Guidance of Unmanned Aircraft Through Strong Wind Fields

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    Frew, Eric W.

    of three-dimensional wind data derived from radar measurements, it becomes extremely computationallyReduction of Computational Complexity for Guidance of Unmanned Aircraft Through Strong Wind Fields online guidance for unmanned aircraft in strong wind fields, a method for decomposing grid-based wind

  6. Development of an Efficient Solar Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with an Onboard Solar Tracker.

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    Tegeder, Troy Dixon

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Methods were developed for the design of a solar powered UAV capable of tracking the sun to achieve maximum solar energy capture. A single-axis solar… (more)

  7. An Optimization-based Approach to Time Critical Cooperative Surveillance and Coverage with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Pappas, George J.

    -overhead platform with which to conduct surveillance operations. Their advantages are that they are portable, quiet

  8. ,The Impact of Human-Automation Collaboration in Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control

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    Cummings, M.L.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For future systems that require one or a small team of operators to supervise a network of automated agents, automated planners are critical since they are faster than humans for path planning and resource allocation in ...

  9. Investigating the use of wing sweep for pitch control of a small unmanned air vehicle

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    Wright, Kim

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sweep tests a. Position plane level b. Turn arduino on, noelevator allowed while arduino on c. Turn knob to specifiedand allow plane to respond d. Arduino off e. Return wings to

  10. Adaptive Intrusion Detection of Malicious Unmanned Air Vehicles Using Behavior Rule

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    Chen, Ing-Ray

    . Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are security appliances that review audit data to identify cyber attacks is of the utmost importance. An IDS audits UAVs in a distributed system to determine if the UAVs are functioning and opportunistic attacker behaviors (modes which many historical cyber attacks have used) on the effectiveness

  11. A Time-Slotted On-Demand Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Unmanned Vehicle Systems

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    Hope Forsmann; Robert Hiromoto; John Svoboda

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The popularity of UAVs has increased dramatically because of their successful deployment in military operations, their ability to preserve human life, and the continual improvements in wireless communication that serves to increase their capabilities. We believe the usefulness of UAVs would be dramatically increased if formation flight were added to the list of capabilities. Currently, sustained formation flight with a cluster of UAVs has only been achieved with two nodes by the Multi-UAV Testbed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Park, 2004) Formation flight is a complex operation requiring the ability to adjust the flight patterns on the fly and correct for wind gusts, terrain, and differences in node equipment. All of which increases the amount of inner node communication. Since one of the problems with MANET communication is network congestion, we believe a first step towards formation flight can be made through improved inner node communication. We have investigated current communication routing protocols and developed an altered hybrid routing protocol in order to provide communication with less network congestion.

  12. Modeling a Prototype Optical Collision Avoidance Sensor For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Hornsey, Richard

    of direct solar illumination. We demonstrate a prototype system based on a network of independent camera emulator allows for realistic field tests with consumer components. Aspects of the design, implementation. Numerous versions of the SAA instrument based on radar, LIDAR and passive- optical, among other

  13. Automated ground maintenance and health management for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles

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    Dale, Daniel R., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Automated ground maintenance is a necessity for multi-UAV systems. Without such automation, these systems will become more of a burden than a benefit as human operators struggle to contend with maintenance operations for ...

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace sensor component Sample Search...

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    Simplorer and Matlab 12;29Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 Matlab... Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 ... Source: Simon, Dan -...

  15. Sandia National Laboratories: Careers: Aerospace Engineering

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive SolarEducation Programs:CRF Researchers answer AlanCarbon ManagementAerospace

  16. The effects of shock wave precursors ahead of hypersonic entry vehicles

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    Stanley, Scott Alan, 1965-

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECTS OF SHOCK WAVE PRECURSORS AHEAD OF HYPERSONIC ENTRY VEHICLES A Thesis by SCOTT ALAN STANLEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering THE EFFECTS OF SHOCK WAVE PRECURSORS AHEAD OF HYPERSONIC ENTRY VEHICLES A Thesis by SCOTT ALAN STANLEY Approved as to style and content by: Leland A. Carlson (Chair of Committee) Walter...

  17. A comparative study of vibrational relaxation models for the aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle flight regime

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    Green, Derek Scott

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION MODELS FOR AEROASSISTED ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE FLIGHT REGIME A Thesis by DEREK SCOTI' GREEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION MODELS FOR AEROASSISTED ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE FLIGHT REGIME A Thesis by DEREK SCOTT GREEN Approved...

  18. A comparative study of vibrational relaxation and chemical reaction models for the Martian entry vehicle

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    Koteshwar, Rajeev

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION AND CHEMICAL REACTION MODELS FOR THE MARTIAN ENTRY VEHICLE A Thesis by RAJEEV KOTESHWAR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION AND CHEMICAL REACTION MODELS FOR THE MARTIAN ENTRY VEHICLE A Thesis by RAJEEV KOTESHWAR Approved as to style...

  19. aerospace systems test: Topics by E-print Network

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    aerospace systems test First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 26th Aerospace Testing Seminar,...

  20. School of Mechanical,Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    School of Mechanical,Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering Kyle D. Squires School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona, USA 2010 Tutorial School on Fluid Dynamics: Topics in Turbulence Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical

  1. T. G. Bifano Department of Aerospace and Mechanical

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    T. G. Bifano Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 T. A. Dow Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Precision Engineering Center, North stress, the mechanism of deformation will change from one of re- versible energy storage via elastic

  2. Rensselaer Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering

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    Salama, Khaled

    Rensselaer Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering ANNUAL REPORT 2013 #12;facts & figures DEpARtMENt of MEchANicAl, AERospAcE, AND NuclEAR ENgiNEERiNg stuDENts 1 Engineering 24 Nuclear Engineering 14 DEgREEs offERED Aeronautical Engineering (B.s., M.Eng., M.s., ph

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Electric Vehicle Community...

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    Making plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs, also known as electric cars) as affordable and convenient as conventional vehicles, as described in the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge,...

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity...

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    initative. Together, these projects make up the largest ever deployment of all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and charging infrastructure in the...

  5. Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation

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    Provide benchmark data for advanced technology vehicles Develop lifecycle cost data for production vehicles utilizing advanced power trains Provide fleet...

  6. BS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (iBS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http

  7. BS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (iBS in Aerospace Engineering ABET Accreditation The Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

  8. Optimal Thrust Characteristics of a Synthetic Jet Actuator for Application in Low Speed

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    Mohseni, Kamran

    speed maneuvering or locomotion of small unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) [1], [2]. The of Underwater Vehicles Michael Krieg, Aravind Pitty, Mostafa Salehi, and Kamran Mohseni Department of Aerospace actuators are pro- posed for low speed maneuvering and station keeping of small underwater vehicles

  9. Unmanned and Unattended Response Capability for Homeland Defense

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    BENNETT, PHIL C.

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An analysis was conducted of the potential for unmanned and unattended robotic technologies for forward-based, immediate response capabilities that enables access and controlled task performance. The authors analyze high-impact response scenarios in conjunction with homeland security organizations, such as the NNSA Office of Emergency Response, the FBI, the National Guard, and the Army Technical Escort Unit, to cover a range of radiological, chemical and biological threats. They conducted an analysis of the potential of forward-based, unmanned and unattended robotic technologies to accelerate and enhance emergency and crisis response by Homeland Defense organizations. Response systems concepts were developed utilizing new technologies supported by existing emerging threats base technologies to meet the defined response scenarios. These systems will pre-position robotic and remote sensing capabilities stationed close to multiple sites for immediate action. Analysis of assembled systems included experimental activities to determine potential efficacy in the response scenarios, and iteration on systems concepts and remote sensing and robotic technologies, creating new immediate response capabilities for Homeland Defense.

  10. Computer vision techniques for underwater navigation

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    Barngrover, Christopher M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    USVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), splitting theUnmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Au- tonomous Underwater Vehicle

  11. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

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    Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet) Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

  12. 2010 DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Merit Review - Vehicle...

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    - Vehicle Systems Simulation and Testing 2010 DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Merit Review - Vehicle Systems Simulation and Testing Vehicle systems research and development...

  13. Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies...

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    Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) Describes...

  14. Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems Test and Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Ferreira, Susan

    2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS) brings substantial, interesting, and in many cases, new challenges to the Department of Defense’s Test and Evaluation community. The test and evaluation of UASs ...

  15. Transforming the DoD test and evaluation enterprise to enable unmanned autonomous systems of systems

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    Cowart, Karl K., 1975-

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many US Department of Defense (DoD) systems operate within a systems of systems construct, which present many challenges and will be ever increasing for test and evaluation of unmanned autonomous systems of systems. ...

  16. Aerospace mergers and acquisitions from a lean enterprise perspective

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    Kim, Junhong, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past twenty years, companies in the aerospace industry experienced major transitions: mergers and acquisitions, and lean transformation initiatives. This thesis presents research about the relation of lean efforts ...

  17. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Mechanical Engineering Majors are required to complete four (4) Technical Electives Century Energy Technologies II MAE 135 Computational Mechanics MAE 180A Spacecraft Guidance MAE 181 Space

  18. West Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    , solid mechanics, energy systems, engineering materials, automatic controls, mechatronicsWest Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Degrees Offered · Master of science in mechanical engineering · Master of science in engineering with a major in mechanical

  19. Reduction of rework at a large aerospace manufacturer

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    Lieberman, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Alan)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is an axiom of the manufacturing of any complex product that errors will occur that require repair or discard of said product. In building aircraft, Raptor Aerospace encounters and repairs numerous deviations from the ...

  20. aerospace mechanisms symposium: Topics by E-print Network

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    & Aerospace Engineering We present an arbitrary high-order quadrature- free, Runge for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy. He received his B.S. in physics from Arizona...

  1. aerospace medical panel: Topics by E-print Network

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    Summary: Rprint & Copyright @ by Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, V A w. P. ROACH, M.S., Ph.D., M, B.S., and CRAIG M. BRAMLETTE, A.S. ROACH WP, ROGERS ME, ROCKWELL BA,...

  2. Solid state power bus controllers for aerospace applications

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    Villarreal, Terry Joseph

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SOLID STATE POWER BUS CONTROLLERS FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS A Thesis by TERRY JOSEPH VILLARREAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Electrical Eny'neering SOLID STATE POWER BUS CONTROLLERS FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS A Thesis TERRY JOSEPH VILLARREAL Approved as to style and content by: Mehrdad Ehsani (Chairman of Committee) Robert D. Nevels...

  3. Unifying Behavior Based Control Design and Hybrid Stability Theory for AUV Application

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    Djapic, Vladimir

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    algorithms onto an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV),” MTS/inspec- tion unmanned underwater vehicle (AUV) platform (For exam- ple, unmanned underwater vehicles (AUV) are being

  4. Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Volt Vehicle Demonstration Fleet Summary Report Reporting period: January 2013 through March 2013 Number of vehicles: 146 Number of vehicle days driven: 6,680 4292013 2:38:13 PM...

  5. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Delucchi, Mark

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles UCD-ITS-RR-92-14 September bycost than both. Solar-hydrogen fuel- cell vehicles would becost than both. Solar-hydrogen fuel- cell vehicles would be

  6. New AB-Thermonuclear Reactor for Aerospace

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    There are two main methods of nulcear fusion: inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and magnetic confinement fusion (MCF). Existing thermonuclear reactors are very complex, expensive, large, and heavy. They cannot achieve the Lawson creterion. The author offers an innovation. ICF has on the inside surface of the shell-shaped combustion chamber a covering of small Prism Reflectors (PR) and plasma reflector. These prism reflectors have a noteworthy advantage, in comparison with conventional mirror and especially with conventional shell: they multi-reflect the heat and laser radiation exactly back into collision with the fuel target capsule (pellet). The plasma reflector reflects the Bremsstrahlung radiation. The offered innovation decreases radiation losses, creates significant radiation pressure and increases the reaction time. The Lawson criterion increases by hundreds of times. The size, cost, and weight of a typical installation will decrease by tens of times. The author is researching the efficiency of these innovations. Keywords: Thermonuclear reactor, Multi-reflex AB-thermonuclear reactor, aerospace thermonuclear engine. This work is presented as paper AIAA-2006-7225 to Space-2006 Conference, 19-21 September, 2006, San Jose, CA, USA.

  7. Updated 2-09 Herbert Eppert, PH.D.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    techniques to exploit tactical sensors on Navy combatants, unmanned underwater vehicles and unmanned airborne

  8. Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    complexity ·More efficient Vehicles, quicker to market, reduced cost to consumer The Optimisation Task and virtual environments Vehicle baseline testing on rolling road Calibration Control Engine VehiclePowertrain & Vehicle Research Centre Low Carbon Powertrain Development S. Akehurst, EPSRC Advanced

  9. Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Efforts

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    California at Davis, University of

    Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Efforts Christine Kirby, MassDEP ZE-MAP Meeting October 24, 2014 #12 · Provide Clean Air · Grow the Clean Energy Economy · Electric vehicles are a key part of the solution #12 is promoting EVs 4 #12;TCI and Electric Vehicles · Established the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network through

  10. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Data

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Annual data released on the number of on-road alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid vehicles made available by both the original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket vehicle conversion facilities. Data on the use of alternative fueled vehicles and the amount of fuel they consume is also available.

  11. Unmanned airships for near earth remote sensing missions

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hochstetler, R.D. [Research Adventures,Inc., Kensington, MD (United States)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years the study of Earth processes has increased significantly. Conventional aircraft have been employed to a large extent in gathering much of this information. However, with this expansion of research has come the need to investigate and measure phenomena that occur beyond the performance capabilities of conventional aircraft. Where long dwell times or observations at very low attitudes are required there are few platforms that can operate safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. One type of aircraft that meets all three parameters is the unmanned, autonomously operated airship. The UAV airship is smaller than manned airships but has similar performance characteristics. It`s low speed stability permits high resolution observations and provides a low vibration environment for motion sensitive instruments. Maximum airspeed is usually 30mph to 35mph and endurance can be as high as 36 hours. With scientific payload capacities of 100 kilos and more, the UAV airship offers a unique opportunity for carrying significant instrument loads for protracted periods at the air/surface interface. The US Army has operated UAV airships for several years conducting border surveillance and monitoring, environmental surveys, and detection and mapping of unexploded ordinance. The technical details of UAV airships, their performance, and the potential of such platforms for more advanced research roles will be presented. 3 refs., 5 figs.

  12. MIT and the Aerospace Industry MIT Industry Brief

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    is RAVEN (Real-time indoor Autonomous Vehicle test ENviron- ment), a unique experimental facility that uses · Human-vehicle interactions / systems · Space vehicles and robotics · Energy use, environmental impact in combustion systems, supersonic impinging jets, and blade tonals in underwater vehicles; active

  13. AVTA: 2010 Electric Vehicles International Neighborhood Electric...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    10 Electric Vehicles International Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Testing Results AVTA: 2010 Electric Vehicles International Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Testing Results The...

  14. AGGREGATION ALGORITHMS IN A VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE-TO-

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    Miller, Jeffrey A.

    -to-infrastructure (V2V2I) architecture, which is a hybrid of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle proposing is a hybrid of the V2I and V2V architectures, which is the vehicle-to-vehicle-to-infrastructure (VAGGREGATION ALGORITHMS IN A VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE-TO- INFRASTRUCTURE (V2V2I) INTELLIGENT

  15. Multistate analysis and design : case studies in aerospace design and long endurance systems

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    Agte, Jeremy S. (Jeremy Sundermeyer)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research contributes to the field of aerospace engineering by proposing and demonstrating an integrated process for the early-stage, multistate design of aerospace systems. The process takes into early consideration ...

  16. Service bulletin inventory management and modeling for aerospace parts in customer service organization

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    Pardede, Erna K. (Erna Kertasasmita)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Customer Service department of United Technology Corporation (UTC) Aerospace System is primarily responsible for providing spare parts, repair services, training, and technical support for products that UTC Aerospace ...

  17. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  18. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - aging aerospace structures Sample Search...

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

    2011-2012 Catalog Summary: Structures II) R Aer E 391 (Aerospace Seminar) 2 Aer E 321L (AerE Structures Lab) 3 Mat E 273 (Principles... Aerospace Engineering 2011-2012 Catalog...

  20. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace medicine Sample Search Results

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    Sciences and Ecology 54 Aerospace EngineeringJoshi and Valasek AIAA-99-4279-1 Direct Comparison of Neural Summary: Aerospace EngineeringJoshi and Valasek AIAA-99-4279-1 Direct...

  1. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    vehicle evaluation, codes and standards development, and heavy vehicle systems optimization. 2012vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    vehicle evaluation, codes and standards development, and heavy vehicle systems optimization. 2011vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  3. DOE Vehicle Technologies Program 2009 Merit Review Report - Vehicle...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    1.pdf More Documents & Publications DOE Vehicle Technologies Program 2009 Merit Review Report DOE Vehicle Technologies Program 2009 Merit Review Report - Energy Storage DOE Vehicle...

  4. Effects of Vehicle Image in Gasoline-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Turrentine, Tom

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Images of Hybrid Vehicles Each of the householdsbetween hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles was observed in smallowned Honda Civic Hybrids, vehicles that are virtually

  5. NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Hybrid Electric Fleet Vehicle...

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

    Hybrid Electric Fleet Vehicle Testing How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work Hybrid electric vehicles combine a primary power source, an energy storage system, and an electric motor to...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace remote sensing Sample Search...

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

    within aerospace engineering Astrodynamics Remote... dynamics and control Aerodynamics Remote sensing Computational fluid dynamics Systems engineering... to explore the...

  7. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting arravt066vsskarner2012...

  8. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation arravt066vsskarner2011...

  9. Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation arravt072vssmackie2011...

  10. Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting arravt072vssmackie2012...

  11. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    EVSE Designed And Manufactured To Allow Power And Energy Data Collection And Demand Response Control Residential EVSE Installed For All Vehicles 1,300...

  12. Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    James Francfort

    2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The light-duty vehicle transportation sector in the United States depends heavily on imported petroleum as a transportation fuel. The Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is testing advanced technology vehicles to help reduce this dependency, which would contribute to the economic stability and homeland security of the United States. These advanced technology test vehicles include internal combustion engine vehicles operating on 100% hydrogen (H2) and H2CNG (compressed natural gas) blended fuels, hybrid electric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, urban electric vehicles, and electric ground support vehicles. The AVTA tests and evaluates these vehicles with closed track and dynamometer testing methods (baseline performance testing) and accelerated reliability testing methods (accumulating lifecycle vehicle miles and operational knowledge within 1 to 1.5 years), and in normal fleet environments. The Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant and H2-fueled vehicles are demonstrating the feasibility of using H2 as a transportation fuel. Hybrid, neighborhood, and urban electric test vehicles are demonstrating successful applications of electric drive vehicles in various fleet missions. The AVTA is also developing electric ground support equipment (GSE) test procedures, and GSE testing will start during the fall of 2003. All of these activities are intended to support U.S. energy independence. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory manages these activities for the AVTA.

  13. UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

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    areas: space/aerospace systems; micro/nano fluids and flows; energy engineering; or the mechanicsUNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Salary range: ÂŁ33,320 - ÂŁ58,157, open contract (with 3-year

  14. 1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory Nuclear Data Research at RPI

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    Danon, Yaron

    1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory Nuclear Data Research, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory Collaboration · RPI ­ Faculty: · Dr. Y. Danon.P Barry, Dr. R.C Block, B. Epping #12;3Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner

  15. The Case for Electric Vehicles

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    Sperling, Daniel

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    land Press, 1995 TESTING ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEMAND IN " HYBRIDThe Case for Electric Vehicles DanieI Sperlmg Reprint UCTCor The Case for Electric Vehicles Darnel Sperling Institute

  16. Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Infrastructure

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    Chung, Ching-Yen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Multiplexed Electric Vehicle Charging”, US20130154561A1,Chynoweth, ”Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System”,of RFID Mesh Network for Electric Vehicle Smart Charging

  17. Coordinating Automated Vehicles via Communication

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    Bana, Soheila Vahdati

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 Vehicle Automation . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1 Controlareas of technology in vehicle automation and communicationChapter 1 Introduction Vehicle Automation Automation is an

  18. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion Engine Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Diesel Internal Combusion Engine Vehicles The Advanced Vehicle...

  19. VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase ____________________________ Week Ended (Sunday) _________________

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yang, Zong-Liang

    VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase ____________________________ Week Ended (Sunday) _________________ Door #____________ License Plate ____________________ Vehicle/Supplies (Enter Description such as grade sheets, artifacts, money, etc.) 6. Taking vehicle to Automotive Shop

  20. Experiments with Underwater Robot Localization and Tracking

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    Corke, Peter; Detwiler, Carrick; Dunbabin, Matthew; Hamilton, Michael; Rus, Daniela; Vasilescu, Iuliu

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    navigation of unmanned underwater vehicles: a survey part 1:navigation of unmanned underwater vehicles: a survey part 2:

  1. Intelligent pothole repair vehicle

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Minocher Homji, Ruzbeh Adi

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents an endeavor to design and construct a prototype of an automated road repair vehicle called the Intelligent Pothole Repair Vehicle (IPRV). The IPRV is capable of automatically detecting and filling potholes on road surfaces...

  2. Social networking in vehicles

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    Liang, Philip Angus

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In-vehicle, location-aware, socially aware telematic systems, known as Flossers, stand to revolutionize vehicles, and how their drivers interact with their physical and social worlds. With Flossers, users can broadcast and ...

  3. Electric Vehicle Research Group

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    Liley, David

    .................................................................................9 From diesel to electric: a new era in personnel transport for underground coal minesElectric Vehicle Research Group Annual Report 2012 #12;Table of Contents Executive Summary................................................................................8 C2-25 Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

  4. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Delucchi, Mark

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles UCD-ITS-RR-92-14 September byet al. , 1988,1989 HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL VEHICLES: TECHNICALIn the FCEV, the hydrogen fuel cell could supply the "net"

  5. Applying electronic contracting to the aerospace aftercare domain Felipe Meneguzzia,

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    Luck, Michael

    Applying electronic contracting to the aerospace aftercare domain Felipe Meneguzzia, , Sanjay The contract project was a European Commission project whose aim was to develop frame- works, components contracts. In this context, an electronic contract provides a specifi- cation of the expected behaviours

  6. advanced aerospace materials: Topics by E-print Network

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

    aerospace materials First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Recent Advances in the Analysis and...

  7. aerospace structural materials: Topics by E-print Network

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

    aerospace structural materials First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 DEPARTMENT OF...

  8. aerospace materials: Topics by E-print Network

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

    aerospace materials First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL,...

  9. High Assurance Aerospace CPS & Implications for the Automotive Industry

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    Poovendran, Radha

    our work on securing the distribution of aerospace CPS assets [3][5]. We are designing, developing, Bellevue, WA 98008 2 Network Security Lab (NSL), University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 Abstract network, is a cyber-physical system (CPS) that requires real-time, continuous and concurrent monitoring

  10. Embedded NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors in Aerospace Applications

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    1 Embedded NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors in Aerospace Applications Victor Giurgiutiu (NDE) is explored. Laboratory tests are used to prove that PWAS can satisfactorily perform Lamb wave method. INTRODUCTION Embedded nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is an emerging technology that will allow

  11. International Workshop SMART MATERIALS, STRUCTURES & NDT in AEROSPACE

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    Yaman, Yavuz

    International Workshop SMART MATERIALS, STRUCTURES & NDT in AEROSPACE Conference NDT in Canada 2011 FRACTIONAL CONTROLLER FOR THE VIBRATION SUPPRESSION OF A SMART BEAM Cem ONAT1 , Melin SAHIN 2 , Yavuz YAMAN3 controller is designed for the suppression of the flexural vibrations of a smart beam. The designed

  12. Consumer Vehicle Technology Data

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    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  13. Automated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Avoidance at Intersections

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    Del Vecchio, Domitilla

    Automated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Avoidance at Intersections M. R. Hafner1 , D. Cunningham2 on modified Lexus IS250 test vehicles. The system utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) Dedicated Short the velocities of both vehicles with automatic brake and throttle commands. Automatic commands can never cause

  14. Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective

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    Kirschner, Denise

    Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective Outline the procedure for obtaining motor vehicle record (MVR) through Fleet Services. Vehicle Operator Policy 3. Operators with 7 or more points on their motor vehicle record

  15. Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Simulation Basic Engine Test Vehicle Test Cost & Complexity Towards Final Product Lean Powertrain Development Viewing Trade-Offs and Finding Optima Realism Advanced Engine Test Vehicle Test Rolling Road Powertrain powertrain development tasks to reduce costs and time to market The vehicle powertrain is the system

  16. Washington State Electric Vehicle

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    California at Davis, University of

    Washington State Electric Vehicle Implementation Bryan Bazard Maintenance and Alternate Fuel Technology Manager #12;Executive Order 14-04 Requires the procurement of electric vehicles where and equipment with electricity or biofuel to the "extent practicable" by June 2015 1. The vehicle is due

  17. Energy 101: Electric Vehicles

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs. For more information on electric vehicles from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Vehicle Technologies Program website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/

  18. Automotive vehicle sensors

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sheen, S.H.; Raptis, A.C.; Moscynski, M.J.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is an introduction to the field of automotive vehicle sensors. It contains a prototype data base for companies working in automotive vehicle sensors, as well as a prototype data base for automotive vehicle sensors. A market analysis is also included.

  19. Towards the Use of Collaborative Virtual Environments to Crew Unmanned Oil Platforms

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    due to the impossibility of human access or, as is the case of offshore oil platforms, a business challenge to reduce costs and risks. In the case of oil & gas industry, there is still the aggravation462 Towards the Use of Collaborative Virtual Environments to Crew Unmanned Oil Platforms Hugo Fuks

  20. Modelling of a captive unmanned aerial system teledetecting oil pollution on sea surface

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -Water Horizon crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, numerous aerial means were used to detect oil pollution locationsModelling of a captive unmanned aerial system teledetecting oil pollution on sea surface F. Muttin-spill, detection, dynamic modelling, winch, maritime pollution. 1 Introduction During 2010, and the Deep

  1. The present work deals with the trajectory tracking for an unmanned motorcycle using

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ABSTRACT The present work deals with the trajectory tracking for an unmanned motorcycle using a motorcycle using nonlinear equations of motion derived from a highly simplified model. Some control techniques are given in [3, 4, 5] for highly simplified motorcycle models or for specific velocities. In [6

  2. William and Mary Athletics State Vehicle / Rental Vehicle / Personal Vehicle Policies

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    Swaddle, John

    William and Mary Athletics State Vehicle / Rental Vehicle / Personal Vehicle Policies Last Update: 2/14/14 W&M's vehicle use policy requires that a driver authorization form be completed and approved before driving any vehicle (including a personal vehicle) for university business or a university

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Electric Vehicle Charging...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    the Alternative Fuel Data Center's page on plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure. For a map of the public EVSE available in the U.S., see the Alternative Fuels Station Locator....

  4. Vehicle underbody fairing

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    Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Salari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA); McCallen, Rose (Livermore, CA)

    2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle underbody fairing apparatus for reducing aerodynamic drag caused by a vehicle wheel assembly, by reducing the size of a recirculation zone formed under the vehicle body immediately downstream of the vehicle wheel assembly. The fairing body has a tapered aerodynamic surface that extends from a front end to a rear end of the fairing body with a substantially U-shaped cross-section that tapers in both height and width. Fasteners or other mounting devices secure the fairing body to an underside surface of the vehicle body, so that the front end is immediately downstream of the vehicle wheel assembly and a bottom section of the tapered aerodynamic surface rises towards the underside surface as it extends in a downstream direction.

  5. Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    James Francfort

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is to increase the body of knowledge as well as the awareness and acceptance of electric drive and other advanced technology vehicles (ATV). The AVTA accomplishes this goal by testing ATVs on test tracks and dynamometers (Baseline Performance testing), as well as in real-world applications (Fleet and Accelerated Reliability testing and public demonstrations). This enables the AVTA to provide Federal and private fleet managers, as well as other potential ATV users, with accurate and unbiased information on vehicle performance and infrastructure needs so they can make informed decisions about acquiring and operating ATVs. The ATVs currently in testing include vehicles that burn gaseous hydrogen (H2) fuel and hydrogen/CNG (H/CNG) blended fuels in internal combustion engines (ICE), and hybrid electric (HEV), urban electric, and neighborhood electric vehicles. The AVTA is part of DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program.

  6. General Vehicle Performance Specifications for the UPRM AUV Vehicle Specifications

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    General Vehicle Performance Specifications for the UPRM AUV Vehicle Specifications Vehicle Characteristics Specification Maximum Depth 700m with 1.5 safety factor Vehicle power 2kWHr Li Ion Rechargeable Transducer 700m rated Paroscientific Depth Sensor will be integrated into the vehicle navigation stream

  7. VEHICLE USE RECORD M/Y DEPARTMENT VEHICLE LOCATION

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    Watson, Craig A.

    VEHICLE USE RECORD M/Y DEPARTMENT VEHICLE LOCATION Date Origin/Destination Purpose Time Out Time) Accuracy of Information (b) Valid Driver's License VEHICLE # TAG # VEHICLE MAKE, MODEL, AND YEAR NOTE: Vehicle logs must be maintained for audit purposes. It is important that all of the required information

  8. The idea of digital oilfields, i.e., with unmanned exploration unities, is a strong trend in the oil & gas

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Barbosa, Alberto

    Abstract The idea of digital oilfields, i.e., with unmanned exploration unities, is a strong trend oilfields is roughly an interplay of several technologies that provides resources for gathering raw data

  9. Accomodating Electric Vehicles

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    Aasheim, D.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accommodating Electric Vehicles Dave Aasheim 214-551-4014 daasheim@ecotality.com A leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies ECOtality North America Overview Today ? Involved in vehicle electrification... ECOtality North America Overview Today ?Warehouse Material Handling ? Lift trucks ? Pallet Jacks ? Over 200 Customers ? Over 5,000 Installations ECOtality North America Overview Today ? 1990?s involved in EV1 ? EV Chargers ? Vehicle & battery...

  10. Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents QTR Vehicle Efficiency and...

  11. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Resources

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Alternative fuel vehicles use fuel types other than petroleum and include such fuels as electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane. Compared to petroleum, these...

  12. Vehicle Emissions Review - 2012

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Vehicle Emissions Review - 2012 Tim Johnson October 16, 2012 2 Environmental Technologies Summary * Regulations - LEVIII finalized, Tier 3? RDE in Europe developing and very...

  13. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Delucchi, Mark

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research Institute 1990 Fuel Cell Status," Proceedings ofMiller, "Introduction: Fuel-Cell-Powered Vehicle DevelopmentPrograms," presented at Fuel Cells for Transportation,

  14. applying aerospace technology: Topics by E-print Network

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

    of Technology of airfoils whether the application is highly maneuverable fighters, stealth bombers, or micro air vehicles Nagib, Hassan M. 491 WindwardCommunityCollege...

  15. Georgia Tech Vehicle Acquisition and

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    1 2012 Georgia Tech 10/10/2012 Vehicle Acquisition and Disposition Manual #12;2 Vehicle Procedures Regardless of value, all vehicles should be included in this process. Acquisition of a Vehicle 1. Contact Fleet Coordinator to guide the departments in the purchasing process for all vehicles. 2. Fill out

  16. Electric-Drive Vehicle Basics (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

  17. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating Military Bases...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Military Bases and Fleet Readiness for Electric Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating Military Bases and Fleet Readiness for Electric Vehicles The Vehicle...

  18. 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric Vehicles …………………………………………………………. Dieselperformance of electric vehicles Diesel Vehicle From Tableelectric vehicles ……………………… 3.15: Emission and fuel efficiency performance of diesel

  19. Weed Mapping in Early-Season Maize Fields Using Object-Based Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    analysis (OBIA) as segmentation [20]. The commercial software eCognition Developer 8 (Trimble GeoSpatial,

  20. Title: A Different Approach to Sensor Networking for SHM: Remote Powering and Interrogation with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    or substations via hopping protocols. This work will present a hybrid approach to sensor array interrogation, and/or type) that attacks structural health assessments in a systematic way (Figure 1). In the last

  1. Seasonal associations and atmospheric transport distances of fungi in the genus Fusarium collected with unmanned aerial vehicles and

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    Ross, Shane

    air pollution and disease spread. a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 6 February 2014 that predict atmospheric loads of Fusarium could inform disease spread, air pollution, and climate change. Ă?. Atmospheric Enviro

  2. Weed Mapping in Early-Season Maize Fields Using Object-Based Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images

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    Kelly, Maggi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a weed infestation map in a grid structure. The estimationImages of a weed coverage map in a grid framework adapted toof a weed infestation map in a grid structure. A flowchart

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: In-Vehicle Evaluation...

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    In-Vehicle Evaluation of Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Devices Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: In-Vehicle Evaluation of Lower-Energy Energy Storage...

  4. Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle...

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    Changes to vehicle traffic-screening Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle inspection station Lanes two through five will be open 24 hours a day and...

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace medicine vol Sample Search Results

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    @seas.ucla.edu William S. Klug Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering klug@seas.ucla.edu H. Phillip Koeffler Medicine... -Ophthalmology & Neurology jld@ucla.edu Daniel Ennis...

  6. Reliability-based framework for fatigue damage prognosis of bonded structural elements in aerospace composite structures

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    Gobbato, Maurizio

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    situ damage detection of composite materials for structuralmaterials, Journal of Composite Materials , 10, 342-354,effects in damaged composite aerospace structures ,

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace technology development Sample...

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    Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Summary: Carnegie Bldg, Room 315, Time 1:30pm Advances in Aerospace...

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    hands-on experiences: Flight Source: Oklahoma State University, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Building and Thermal Systems Research Group Collection:...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace engineering Sample Search Results

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    take courses that include the ... Source: Oklahoma State University, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Building and Thermal Systems Research Group Collection:...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced aerospace plane Sample Search...

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    of the accomplishments at Iowa State University's Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) in 2007-2008. We ... Source: Iowa State University, Office of Biorenewables Programs...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerospace database published Sample Search...

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    .p.A. Rome, IT Fire Control Systems RADARS Oerlikon Aerospace Inc. Montreal, CA ADATS Missile System Surface Source: Laporte, Claude Y. - Dpartement de gnie logiciel et...

  12. > 070131-073Vehicle

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    Marques, Eduardo R. B.

    -how developed with the design ofthe ROAZ ASV [3] [4]. Power is provided by electric batteries. The computer> 070131-073Vehicle for Network Centric Operations H. Ferreira-The design and development of the Swordfish Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) system is discussed. Swordfish

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Plug-in Electric Vehicle...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    nation's vehicle fleet. VTO invested 400 million in 18 projects to demonstrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs, also known as electric cars) and infrastructure, including 10...

  14. Challenges in Electric Vehicle Adoption and Vehicle-Grid Integration.

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    Xi, Xiaomin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??With rapid innovation in vehicle and battery technology and strong support from governmental bodies and regulators, electric vehicles (EV) sales are poised to rise. While… (more)

  15. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

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    vehicle evaluation, codes and standards development, and heavy vehicle systems optimization. 2010vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications AVTA PHEV Demonstrations and...

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    and field evaluations, codes and standards, industry projects, and vehicle systems optimization. 2013vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  17. NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet Vehicle...

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    Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet Vehicle Testing How Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles Work Hydraulic hybrid systems can capture up to 70% of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost during...

  18. The Vehicle Technologies Market Report

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    The Vehicle Technologies Market Report Center for Transportation Analysis 2360 Cherahala Boulevard Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies T he Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Analysis developed and published the first Vehicle Technologies Market

  19. Applying technology strategy with enterprise architecting : a case study in transformation planning for integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace

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    Richardson, Kristina L. (Kristina Lynn)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research presented in this thesis combines Enterprise Architecture and Technology Strategy for analyzing, evaluating, and recommending appropriate solutions for integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the ...

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office: Propulsion Systems

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    Vehicle Technologies Office research focuses much of its effort on improving vehicle fuel economy while meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards. Achieving these goals requires a...

  1. Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Principal Investigator 13MY11 2011 DOE Vehicle Technologies Review Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle ACE064 "This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

  2. UAV Design Activities in a University Environment Dr K.C. Wong

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    Wong, K. C.

    UAV Design Activities in a University Environment Dr K.C. Wong School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering University of Sydney NSW 2006 Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) activities have remotely piloted aircraft being developed and operated over its 62 year history. More recently, a UAV

  3. Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrifica...

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    More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrification Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector...

  4. A Verified Hybrid Controller For Automated Vehicles

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    Lygeros, J.; Godbole, D. N.; Sastry, S.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    con- trollers for vehicle automation," in American ControlTomizuka, Vehicle lateral control for highway automation,"

  5. Blast resistant vehicle seat

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ripley, Edward B

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are various seats for vehicles particularly military vehicles that are susceptible to attack by road-bed explosive devices such as land mines or improvised explosive devices. The seats often have rigid seat shells and may include rigid bracing for rigidly securing the seat to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically embodiments include channels and particulate media such as sand disposed in the channels. A gas distribution system is generally employed to pump a gas through the channels and in some embodiments the gas is provided at a pressure sufficient to fluidize the particulate media when an occupant is sitting on the seat.

  6. Rapid road repair vehicle

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are improvments to a rapid road repair vehicle comprising an improved cleaning device arrangement, two dispensing arrays for filling defects more rapidly and efficiently, an array of pre-heaters to heat the road way surface in order to help the repair material better bond to the repaired surface, a means for detecting, measuring, and computing the number, location and volume of each of the detected surface imperfection, and a computer means schema for controlling the operation of the plurality of vehicle subsystems. The improved vehicle is, therefore, better able to perform its intended function of filling surface imperfections while moving over those surfaces at near normal traffic speeds.

  7. ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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    Brennan, Sean

    - 1 - ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS S. Brennan & A. Alleyne and spatial re-parameterization of the linear vehicle Bicycle Model is presented utilizing non-dimensional ratios of vehicle parameters called -groups. Investigation of the -groups using compiled data from 44

  8. ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS

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    Brennan, Sean

    ROBUST SCALABLE VEHICLE CONTROL VIA NON-DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE DYNAMICS S. Brennan & A. Alleyne Dept, IL 61801 ABSTRACT A temporal and spatial re-parameterization of the well- known linear vehicle Bicycle Model is presented. This parameterization utilizes non-dimensional ratios of vehicle parameters

  9. An Assessment of the Degree of Implementation of the Lean Aerospace Initiative Principles and Practices within the US Aerospace and Defense Industry

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    Shaw, Thomas E.

    This report is a formal documentation of the results of an assessment of the degree to which Lean Principles and Practices have been implemented in the US Aerospace and Defense Industry. An Industry Association team prepared ...

  10. News for Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Nuclear Engineering Alumni

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    Singh, Rajendra

    in contributing to the key areas of energy, transportation, manufacturing, environment, and health. Q: What do youNews for Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Nuclear of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering effective July 1, 2012. Selamet has been a professor

  11. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept. West Virginia University, Oct. 2nd, 2008

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept. West Virginia University, Oct. 2nd, 2008 www STUDENTS in MECHANICAL and AEROSPACE ENGINEERING #12;OBJECTIVES · Overview of Departmental Policies · M.S. & Ph.D. Degrees in Energy Materials ­ Multidisciplinary program based in the MAE dept ­ Five

  12. 1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory RPI LINAC Facility

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    Danon, Yaron

    1Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory RPI LINAC Facility and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory Capabilities of the RPI LINAC · Pulsed Electron Beam ­ 7ns;4Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering nacThe Gaerttner Laboratory Capabilities of the RPI LINAC

  13. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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    Delucchi, Mark

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery System for Electric Vehicles,"hthium/polymer* Zinc-air battery (Electric Fuel)* NickelThe discharge rate for the zinc/air battery was 5 hours at a

  14. aiaa aerospace sciences: Topics by E-print Network

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

    of Technology of airfoils whether the application is highly maneuverable fighters, stealth bombers, or micro air vehicles Nagib, Hassan M. First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5...

  15. AIAA 2001-0734 Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit

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    Nagib, Hassan M.

    of airfoils whether the application is highly maneuverable fighters, stealth bombers, or micro air vehicles-geometry aircraft are flexible structures, where the wings and fuselage are constructed from materials that can

  16. Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering University of Southern California

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    , an assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has won a 2007 Faculty Early Career work has a range of applications, including the design of biologically inspired robotic vehicles

  17. INTRODUCTION In both the military and commercial sectors,

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    Virginia, University of

    vehicles (UAVs), unmanned air combat vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and a plethora of ground and develop- ment in the field of unmanned vehicles, which in- clude remotely piloted vehicles, unmanned air of the expected future use of clusters of unmanned vehicles that can both re- spond to human commands as well

  18. Alternative Fuel Vehicles: The Case of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles in California Households

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    Abbanat, Brian A.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VEHICLES: THE CASE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLESyou first learn about compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles?VEHICLES: THE CASE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) VEHICLES

  19. Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP)

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    Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Smith Electric...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced...

  1. Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Program: Center of Automotive Technology Excellence in Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology at West Virginia University

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    Nigle N. Clark

    2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the technical and educational achievements of the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at West Virginia University (WVU), which was created to emphasize Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology. The Center has supported the graduate studies of 17 students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. These students have addressed topics such as hybrid modeling, construction of a hybrid sport utility vehicle (in conjunction with the FutureTruck program), a MEMS-based sensor, on-board data acquisition for hybrid design optimization, linear engine design and engine emissions. Courses have been developed in Hybrid Vehicle Design, Mobile Source Powerplants, Advanced Vehicle Propulsion, Power Electronics for Automotive Applications and Sensors for Automotive Applications, and have been responsible for 396 hours of graduate student coursework. The GATE program also enhanced the WVU participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Student Design Competitions, in particular FutureTruck and Challenge X. The GATE support for hybrid vehicle technology enhanced understanding of hybrid vehicle design and testing at WVU and encouraged the development of a research agenda in heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. As a result, WVU has now completed three programs in hybrid transit bus emissions characterization, and WVU faculty are leading the Transportation Research Board effort to define life cycle costs for hybrid transit buses. Research and enrollment records show that approximately 100 graduate students have benefited substantially from the hybrid vehicle GATE program at WVU.

  2. Vehicle Repair Policy Outline the policy regarding vehicle repair on University of Michigan (U-M) vehicles.

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    Kirschner, Denise

    Vehicle Repair Policy Objective Outline the policy regarding vehicle repair on University of Michigan (U-M) vehicles. Policy 1. All vehicle repairs performed on U-M vehicles must be coordinated facility to repair their fleet vehicles. 2. U-M vehicles leased through Fleet Services include routine

  3. Methylotroph cloning vehicle

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hanson, Richard S. (Deephaven, MN); Allen, Larry N. (Excelsior, MN)

    1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A cloning vehicle comprising: a replication determinant effective for replicating the vehicle in a non-C.sub.1 -utilizing host and in a C.sub.1 -utilizing host; DNA effective to allow the vehicle to be mobilized from the non-C.sub.1 -utilizing host to the C.sub.1 -utilizing host; DNA providing resistance to two antibiotics to which the wild-type C.sub.1 -utilizing host is susceptible, each of the antibiotic resistance markers having a recognition site for a restriction endonuclease; a cos site; and a means for preventing replication in the C.sub.1 -utilizing host. The vehicle is used for complementation mapping as follows. DNA comprising a gene from the C.sub.1 -utilizing organism is inserted at the restriction nuclease recognition site, inactivating the antibiotic resistance marker at that site. The vehicle can then be used to form a cosmid structure to infect the non-C.sub.1 -utilizing (e.g., E. coli) host, and then conjugated with a selected C.sub.1 -utilizing mutant. Resistance to the other antibiotic by the mutant is a marker of the conjugation. Other phenotypical changes in the mutant, e.g., loss of an auxotrophic trait, is attributed to the C.sub.1 gene. The vector is also used to inactivate genes whose protein products catalyze side reactions that divert compounds from a biosynthetic pathway to a desired product, thereby producing an organism that makes the desired product in higher yields.

  4. Theory and application of linear parameter varing control for X-38 type re-entry vehicles

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    Hopper, Dallas Ryan

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    . Manipulating the above definitions and substituting into Equation 3. 11 results in + [ A? (q7. + z?) A?(ql + z?) ] [ g ] A?(q, +z?) A?(q +z )J/Z J [ B, (g +z?)i " )[ql?j+W(ql?w?, u?) B, (ql, +z?)J (3. 17) where '( ". )]l -I A2I( lz + eq) A22( lz + eq.... Painter (Member) December 2002 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering ABSTRACT Theory and Application of Linear Parameter Varying Control for X-38 Type Re-Entry Vehicles. (December 2002) Dallas Ryan Hopper, B. S. , Texas ASM IJniversity Chair...

  5. Apparatus for stopping a vehicle

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    Wattenburg, Willard H. (Walnut Creek, CA); McCallen, David B. (Livermore, CA)

    2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for externally controlling one or more brakes on a vehicle having a pressurized fluid braking system. The apparatus can include a pressurizable vessel that is adapted for fluid-tight coupling to the braking system. Impact to the rear of the vehicle by a pursuit vehicle, shooting a target mounted on the vehicle or sending a signal from a remote control can all result in the fluid pressures in the braking system of the vehicle being modified so that the vehicle is stopped and rendered temporarily inoperable. A control device can also be provided in the driver's compartment of the vehicle for similarly rendering the vehicle inoperable. A driver or hijacker of the vehicle preferably cannot overcome the stopping action from the driver's compartment.

  6. Submitted to RAeS Rotorcraft Conference: The Future Rotorcraft Enabling Capability Through the Application of Technology, London, UK, 15 16th June 2011.

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    Vehicle PPL Private Pilots License SLAM Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  7. MASON: A Multi-Agent Simulation Environment Sean Luke, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Liviu Panait,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    George Mason University

    " (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Un- manned Underwater Vehicles, etc.) for collaborative target observation

  8. The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles

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    Jungers, Bryan D

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy resource conversion (NREL, 2004). Sustainable Vehicle Energy StorageEnergy, Fuel, & Vehicle Technologies.41 Introduction41 Sustainable Energy Resources..42 Sustainable Vehicle Energy Storage..43 Sustainable

  9. Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel...

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    Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen...

  10. Demonstration of Automated Heavy-Duty Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a future in which vehicle automation technologies are ableto support the heavy vehicle automation including PrecisionCommittee on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and the attendees

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office: Annual Progress Reports | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Energy Storage Research...

  12. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric...

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    Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...

  13. The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles

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    Jungers, Bryan D

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Vehicles. The Institution ofA.B. (1996). Ultralight-Hybrid Vehicle Design: OvercomingLightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design. Reel Educational

  14. Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

  15. Vehicle brake testing system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stevens, Samuel S. (Harriman, TN); Hodgson, Jeffrey W. (Lenoir City, TN)

    2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to a force measuring system capable of measuring forces associated with vehicle braking and of evaluating braking performance. The disclosure concerns an invention which comprises a first row of linearly aligned plates, a force bearing surface extending beneath and beside the plates, vertically oriented links and horizontally oriented links connecting each plate to a force bearing surface, a force measuring device in each link, a transducer coupled to each force measuring device, and a computing device coupled to receive an output signal from the transducer indicative of measured force in each force measuring device. The present invention may be used for testing vehicle brake systems.

  16. BEEST: Electric Vehicle Batteries

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    None

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BEEST Project: The U.S. spends nearly a $1 billion per day to import petroleum, but we need dramatically better batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (EV/PHEV) to truly compete with gasoline-powered cars. The 10 projects in ARPA-E’s BEEST Project, short for “Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation,” could make that happen by developing a variety of rechargeable battery technologies that would enable EV/PHEVs to meet or beat the price and performance of gasoline-powered cars, and enable mass production of electric vehicles that people will be excited to drive.

  17. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  18. Vehicle Mass Impact on Vehicle Losses and Fuel Economy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  19. Control device for vehicle speed

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    Kawata, S.; Hyodo, H.

    1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a control device for vehicle speed comprising: a throttle driving means operatively coupled to a throttle valve of a vehicle; a set switch means for commanding memorization of the vehicle speed; a resume switch means for commanding read of the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed detecting means for generating a signal in accordance with the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed memory; an electronical control means for memorizing in the vehicle speed memory vehicle speed information corresponding to the signal obtained from the vehicle speed detecting means in response to actuation of the set switch means. The control means is also for reading out the content of the vehicle speed memory in response to actuation of the resume switch means to control the throttle driving means in accordance with the read-out content; a power supply means for supplying power to the electronical control means; and a power supply control switch means for controlling supply of power to the electronical control means in response to the state of at least one of the set switch means and the resume switch means and the state of the electronical control means. The improvement described here comprises the electronical control means sets the power supply control switch means into such a state that supply of power to the electronical control means is turned OFF, when vehicle speed information is not memorized in the vehicle speed memory.

  20. Parametrized maneuvers for autonomous vehicles

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    Dever, Christopher W. (Christopher Walden), 1972-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a method for creating continuously parametrized maneuver classes for autonomous vehicles. These classes provide useful tools for motion planners, bundling sets of related vehicle motions based on a ...

  1. Commercial Vehicles Collaboration for

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    events (level derived from integrated design and safety analysis) · Protection against fire, depress Vehicle Transition Concepts Astronaut Office letter (June, 2010) describes position on crew suit as a resource to expedite this transition to the commercial market The current astronaut corps can be used

  2. An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation

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    O'Neill, Gregory

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

  3. An approach to analyze tradeoffs for aerospace system design and operation

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    O'Neill, Michael Gregory

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

  4. Design for affordability in defense and aerospace systems using tradespace-based methods

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    Wu, Marcus Shihong

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Program failures have plagued the defense and aerospace industry for decades, as unanticipated cost and schedule overruns have rendered the development of systems ineffective in terms of time and cost considerations. This ...

  5. Applying Service Oriented Architecture in the Aerospace Industry Jurga Kazlauskaite, Arsalan Minhas, F. H. Vogt

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    Turau, Volker

    1 Applying Service Oriented Architecture in the Aerospace Industry Jurga Kazlauskaite, Arsalan efficiently working Service Oriented Architecture for cross enterprise business processes and stresses. Key words: Service Oriented Architecture, cross enterprise business processes, verification, security

  6. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,

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    Rohs, Remo

    skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic including control of turbulence, emerging fuel cell technologies, computational fluid mechanics, ground20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical

  7. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and electronic

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    Rohs, Remo

    skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic including control of turbulence, emerging fuel cell technologies, computational fluid mechanics, ground20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical

  8. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rohs, Remo

    of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic controls. Our graduates including control of turbulence, emerging fuel cell technologies, computational fluid mechanics, ground20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical

  9. Design of a small fast steering mirror for airborne and aerospace applications

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    Boulet, Michael Thomas

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the analysis and design of a small advanced fast steering mirror (sAFSM) for airborne and aerospace platforms. The sAFSM provides feedback-controlled articulation of two rotational axes for precision ...

  10. An examination of Boeing's supply chain management practices within the context of the global aerospace industry

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    Çizmeci, DaÄŸ lar

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the supply chain management practices of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company within the context of the global aerospace industry. The methodology used for this study includes a study of emerging ...

  11. Doctor of Engineering internship experience at Ball Aerospace Systems Division, Boulder, Colorado: an internship report

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    Larson, Wiley J.

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This monograph describes the author's internship experiences at Ball Aerospace Systems Division, Boulder, Colorado. A system-level spacecraft design procedure is presented. It describes a spacecraft design flow with emphasis...

  12. Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  13. Methylotroph cloning vehicle

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hanson, R.S.; Allen, L.N.

    1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A cloning vehicle comprising: a replication determinant effective for replicating the vehicle in a non-C[sub 1]-utilizing host and in a C[sub 1]-utilizing host; DNA effective to allow the vehicle to be mobilized from the non-C[sub 1]-utilizing host to the C[sub 1]-utilizing host; DNA providing resistance to two antibiotics to which the wild-type C[sub 1]-utilizing host is susceptible, each of the antibiotic resistance markers having a recognition site for a restriction endonuclease; a cos site; and a means for preventing replication in the C[sub 1]-utilizing host. The vehicle is used for complementation mapping as follows. DNA comprising a gene from the C[sub 1]-utilizing organism is inserted at the restriction nuclease recognition site, inactivating the antibiotic resistance marker at that site. The vehicle can then be used to form a cosmid structure to infect the non-C[sub 1]-utilizing (e.g., E. coli) host, and then conjugated with a selected C[sub 1]-utilizing mutant. Resistance to the other antibiotic by the mutant is a marker of the conjugation. Other phenotypical changes in the mutant, e.g., loss of an auxotrophic trait, is attributed to the C[sub 1] gene. The vector is also used to inactivate genes whose protein products catalyze side reactions that divert compounds from a biosynthetic pathway to a desired product, thereby producing an organism that makes the desired product in higher yields. 3 figs.

  14. Utility vehicle safety Operator training program

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    Minnesota, University of

    Utility vehicle safety Operator training program #12;Permissible use Utility Vehicles may only Utility Vehicle operator · When equipped with the "Required Equipment" · On public roadways within Drivers" · Obey all traffic regulations · Trained; update training every two years · Operate vehicles

  15. VEHICLE OPERATING PROCEDURES DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ronquist, Fredrik

    VEHICLE OPERATING PROCEDURES DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE GENERAL INFORMATION Vehicles resposniblity and disciplinary action. Vehicles may be used by faculty or staff from other departments complete the vehicle usage agreement form certifying that they have a valid driver's license

  16. Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING Electric-drive engineers for 80 years t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative-credit EDGE Engineering Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a great addition to an electric-drive vehicle

  17. Vehicle Operation and Parking Policy

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    Vehicle Operation and Parking Policy Responsible Administrative Unit: Finance & Administration in this policy. 2.0 POLICY STATEMENT This policy is intended to promote safe driving by operators of all vehicles are in effect at all times and apply to all persons and vehicles physically present on the CSM campus

  18. UWO Vehicle ACCIDENT REPORTING FORM

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    UWO Vehicle ­ ACCIDENT REPORTING FORM To be completed at the scene. (Important: Do not admit liability or discuss any settlement.) If there are personal injuries or severe damage to the vehicle, call 911. If vehicle is drivable and if it's safe to do so, pull to the side of road away from traffic. Put

  19. VEHICLE NETWORKS: ACHIEVING REGULAR FORMATION

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    VEHICLE NETWORKS: ACHIEVING REGULAR FORMATION MADALENA CHAVES, ROBERT DAY, LUCIA GOMEZ a network of vehicles exchanging information among themselves with the intention of achieving a specified the performance of the vehicle network. A stochastic model for information flow is also considered, allowing

  20. Vehicle Operation and Parking Policy

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    Vehicle Operation and Parking Policy Responsible Administrative Unit: Finance & Administration STATEMENT This policy is intended to promote safe driving by operators of all vehicles utilizing streets and apply to all persons and vehicles physically present on the CSM campus. For the purpose of this policy

  1. Vehicle Management Driver Safety Program

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    Machel, Hans

    Vehicle Management and Driver Safety Program Manual Facilities & Operations / Finance & Administration Version 2 April 2012 #12;© 2012 University of Alberta. #12;The Vehicle Management and Driver of employment. Driver Acknowledgement I have received the University of Alberta, Vehicle Management and Driver

  2. Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrifica...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrification Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Vehicle Technology Advancement and...

  3. Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector Electrificati...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    & Transportation Sector Electrification Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector Electrification 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies...

  4. Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones Achieving and Demonstrating Vehicle Technologies Engine Fuel Efficiency Milestones 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies...

  5. 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis

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    Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vehicles …………………………………………………………….. Ethanol Fuel Mixturesperformance of ethanol fuel mixtures vehicles ……….. Summaryon diesel, electricity, and ethanol fuel mixtures (ethanol/

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office: Financial Opportunities - Active...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Vehicle Technologies Office: Financial Opportunities - Active Solicitations Vehicle Technologies Office: Financial Opportunities - Active Solicitations To explore current financial...

  7. Heat pipes for wing leading edges of hypersonic vehicles. Final report

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    Boman, B.L.; Citrin, K.M.; Garner, E.C.; Stone, J.E.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wing leading edge heat pipes were conceptually designed for three types of vehicle: an entry research vehicle, aero-space plane, and advanced shuttle. A full scale, internally instrumented sodium/Hastelloy X heat pipe was successfully designed and fabricated for the advanced shuttle application. The 69.4 inch long heat pipe reduces peak leading edge temperatures from 3500 F to 1800 F. It is internally instrumented with thermocouples and pressure transducers to measure sodium vapor qualities. Large thermal gradients and consequently large thermal stresses, which have the potential of limiting heat pipe life, were predicted to occur during startup. A test stand and test plan were developed for subsequent testing of this heat pipe. Heat pipe manufacturing technology was advanced during this program, including the development of an innovative technique for wick installation.

  8. Miniature Autonomous Robotic Vehicle (MARV)

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    Feddema, J.T.; Kwok, K.S.; Driessen, B.J.; Spletzer, B.L.; Weber, T.M.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has recently developed a 16 cm{sup 3} (1 in{sup 3}) autonomous robotic vehicle which is capable of tracking a single conducting wire carrying a 96 kHz signal. This vehicle was developed to assess the limiting factors in using commercial technology to build miniature autonomous vehicles. Particular attention was paid to the design of the control system to search out the wire, track it, and recover if the wire was lost. This paper describes the test vehicle and the control analysis. Presented in the paper are the vehicle model, control laws, a stability analysis, simulation studies and experimental results.

  9. Rapid road repair vehicle

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find an the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was was heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past.

  10. Vehicle rear suspension mechanism

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    Kijima, T.; Maebayashi, J.

    1986-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle rear suspension mechanism is described which consists of: a suspension member connected with a vehicle body; wheel hub means supporting a rear wheel having a wheel center plane for rotation about a rotating axis; and connecting means for connecting the wheel hub means with the suspension member. The connecting means include ball joint means having a pivot center located forwardly of and below the rotating axis of the rear wheel and connecting the wheel hub means to the suspension member pivotably about the pivot center, first resilient means located between the wheel hub means and the suspension member rearwardly of and above the rotating axis of the rear wheel, and second resilient means located between the wheel hub means and the suspension member forwardly of and above the rotating axis of the rear wheel.

  11. Alternative Fuel Vehicle

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (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 Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onAlternative Fuel Vehicle & Fueling Infrastructure

  12. Stabilizer for motor vehicle

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    Takadera, I.; Kuroda, S.

    1986-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a stabilizer for a motor vehicle comprising: a rod-shaped torsion section extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle; a pair of arm sections continuous with both ends of the torsion section and extending in the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle; a first member attached to the torsion section or at least one of the arm sections and formed with an axially penetrating cylindrical bore; a columnar second member inserted in the bore of the first member; at least one coil spring disposed between the inner peripheral surface of the bore of the first member and the outer peripheral surface of the second member and wound around the second member, at least one end of the coil spring being a free end; an operating member connected to the free end of the coil spring, at least a part of the operating member being located outside the first member; and drive means coupled to the operating member and adapted to apply a force in a direction such that the diameter of the coil spring is increased or reduced.

  13. The University's Aerospace Engineering Research Centre was established in 2007 and has since made a significant contribution to research and development in the aerospace

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    The aerospace industry is increasingly using composite materials, such as carbon fibre, in the building damage from an impact forms in composite aircraft materials, with the aim of assisting designers to power them. However, the difficulty with these new materials is that a low velocity impact

  14. swiss aerospace cluster // The swiss aerospace cluster is an agile network and non-profit organisation for pooling information across companies and organisations, thereby incre-

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Daraio, Chiara

    diesel bus. Thus, our new predictive strategy helps cut CO2 emissions of hybrid-electric buses by 5.swiss-aerospace-cluster.ch This project aims to minimise CO2 emissions of hybrid-electric buses used in public trans- port. In hybrid the power split between the battery and the engine. Simu- lations show that a hybrid-electric bus

  15. Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation

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    Garetson, Thomas

    2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

  16. automated vehicle control for ground vehicles: Topics by E-print...

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

    a Robot Vehicle James L. Crowley Patrick Cartesian coordinate space. In the same sense, robot vehicles require a "vehicle controller" to command. This paper presents the design of...

  17. Myths Regarding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demand by Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets

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    Nesbitt, Kevin; Sperling, Daniel

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    eet demand for alternative-fuel vehicles in California.Britain MYTHS REGARDING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE DEMAND BYinitial market for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). We

  18. Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - Vehicle Testing and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) Non-PHEV Evaluations and Data Collection AVTA HEV, NEV, BEV and HICEV Demonstrations and Testing Benchmarking of Advanced HEVs and...

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by Intertek at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about testing and evaluating advanced...

  20. Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    vehicle into an electric power source. Although electricity production may contribute to air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers EVs Hybrid and...

  1. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Consumer Vehicle Technology Data

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about consumer...

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Vehicle & Systems...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    & Testing Presentation given by U.S. Department of Energy at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

  3. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING 1

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    Eustice, Ryan

    access to the data acquired by an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), surface operators cannot fully underwater vehicles (UUVs). I. INTRODUCTION TELEMETRY from unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) historically.2261331 Index Terms--Aquatic robots, disruption tolerant networking, underwater communication, unmanned

  4. Mack LNG vehicle development

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    Southwest Research Institute

    2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project was to install a production-ready, state-of-the-art engine control system on the Mack E7G natural gas engine to improve efficiency and lower exhaust emissions. In addition, the power rating was increased from 300 brake horsepower (bhp) to 325 bhp. The emissions targets were oxides of nitrogen plus nonmethane hydrocarbons of less than 2.5 g/bhp-hr and particulate matter of less than 0.05 g/bhp-hr on 99% methane. Vehicle durability and field testing were also conducted. Further development of this engine should include efficiency improvements and oxides of nitrogen reductions.

  5. Hybrid vehicle motor alignment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Levin, Michael Benjamin (Ann Arbor, MI)

    2001-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotor of an electric motor for a motor vehicle is aligned to an axis of rotation for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. A locator is provided on the crankshaft, a piloting tool is located radially by the first locator to the crankshaft. A stator of the electric motor is aligned to a second locator provided on the piloting tool. The stator is secured to the engine block. The rotor is aligned to the crankshaft and secured thereto.

  6. Vehicles | Department of Energy

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

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism inS-4500IIVasudha Patri MechanicalofVehicles - ORNL inverter

  7. Vehicle Technologies Office News

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists' Research PetroleumDepartment of Energy KavehHeavy Vehicle FuelCombustion

  8. Hybrid Vehicle Program. Final report

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    None

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities on the Hybrid Vehicle Program. The program objectives and the vehicle specifications are reviewed. The Hybrid Vehicle has been designed so that maximum use can be made of existing production components with a minimum compromise to program goals. The program status as of the February 9-10 Hardware Test Review is presented, and discussions of the vehicle subsystem, the hybrid propulsion subsystem, the battery subsystem, and the test mule programs are included. Other program aspects included are quality assurance and support equipment. 16 references, 132 figures, 47 tables.

  9. Vehicle Technologies Office: Information Resources

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    From here you can access additional information on advanced transportation technologies; view programmatic publications and technical information; learn the basics of hybrid vehicle technology;...

  10. New York State-wide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for Vehicles...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    New York State-wide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for Vehicles and Fueling Stations New York State-wide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for Vehicles and Fueling Stations 2010...

  11. Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

  12. Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

  13. Water Emissions from Fuel Cell Vehicles | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Water Emissions from Fuel Cell Vehicles Water Emissions from Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) emit approximately the same amount of water per mile as vehicles...

  14. Fact #706: December 19, 2011 Vocational Vehicle Fuel Consumption...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    recently published final fuel consumption standards for heavy vehicles called "vocational" vehicles. A vocational vehicle is generally a single-unit work vehicle over 8,500 lbs...

  15. Evaluation Of Potential Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications: Vol I

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    Gris, Arturo E.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vehicle Symposium, "The Hybrid Vehicle Revisited", OctoberBus Hv REFERENCES “Hybrid Vehicle Assessment, Phase I,Laboratory, March 1984 “Hybrid Vehicle Engineering Task”

  16. ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY How to Optimize the Vehicle Design to Minimize/Reduce the Weight? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve Component Level Reliability? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve System Level Reliability? Dynamics Analysis FE Model System Model Dynamic Stress

  17. aerial density distributions: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles MIT - DSpace Summary: In order to deploy intelligent, next-generation applications on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), we must first develop a software...

  18. Improving the Science Return from Coastal Sensor Webs Using Autonomous Predictive Control and Resource Management

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    Panangadan, Anand

    of underwater unmanned vehicles, and wireless communication parameters. The system operates on data obtained from a variety of sources including static sensors, unmanned underwater vehicles, and sensors attached

  19. EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    charging events per day when the vehicle was driven 1.5 EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report Region: ALL Number of vehicles: 1895 Reporting period: April 2013 through...

  20. Fuel Savings from Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Bennion, K.; Thornton, M.

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL's study shows that hybrid electric vehicles can significantly reduce oil imports for use in light-duty vehicles, particularly if drivers switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles overall.

  1. Anonymous vehicle reidentification using heterogeneous detection systems

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    Oh, Cheol; Jeng, Shin-Ting; Ritchie, Stephen G.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    C. A. MacCarley, Video-Based Vehicle Signature Analysis andRamachandran, and S. Ritchie, “Vehicle reidenti?cation usingand R. Jayakrishnan, “Use of vehicle signature analysis and

  2. 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis

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    Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Air Quality. Green Vehicle Guide. Web. May 2012. 2. "Los Angeles 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis A thesis submitted inOF THE THESIS 2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis by Ho Yeung Michael

  3. Quantifying the benefits of hybrid vehicles

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    Turrentine, Tom; Delucchi, Mark; Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Sun, Yongling

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Emergence of Hybrid Vehicles: Ending oil’s strangleholdthe benefits of hybrid vehicles Dr. Thomas Turrentine Dr.the benefits of hybrid vehicles Report prepared for CSAA Dr.

  4. Solar-Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    DeLuchi, Mark A.; Ogden, Joan M.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    M. A. (1992). Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles. Re- koebensteinthan both. Solar-hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles wouldberegulation. Solar-Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles MarkA. DeLuchi

  5. Electric vehicle repairs and modifications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Buffett, R.K.

    1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This informal report describes the electric vehicle (EV) inspection and the necessary maintenance and repairs required to improve reliable operation of five Volkswagen (VW) Electrotransporter vans and five VW EV buses. The recommendations of TVA, EPRI, GES, Volkswagen, Siemens, and Hoppecke have been carried out in this effort. These modifications were necessary before entering the EPRI/TVA phase II and III continuing program. As new energy storage systems are explored using the VW test-bed vehicles in the battery field testing program, additional modifications may be required. All modifications will be submitted to the vehicle and component manufacturer for general assessment and recommendations. At present three different types of battery systems are being evaluated in six VW vehicles. The two Hoppecke and Exide utilize the modified Hoppecke charging systems. The other batteries being tested require off-board chargers specified by their manufacturer and are separate from the vehicle system.

  6. Aggregate vehicle travel forecasting model

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    Greene, D.L.; Chin, Shih-Miao; Gibson, R. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a model for forecasting total US highway travel by all vehicle types, and its implementation in the form of a personal computer program. The model comprises a short-run, econometrically-based module for forecasting through the year 2000, as well as a structural, scenario-based longer term module for forecasting through 2030. The short-term module is driven primarily by economic variables. It includes a detailed vehicle stock model and permits the estimation of fuel use as well as vehicle travel. The longer-tenn module depends on demographic factors to a greater extent, but also on trends in key parameters such as vehicle load factors, and the dematerialization of GNP. Both passenger and freight vehicle movements are accounted for in both modules. The model has been implemented as a compiled program in the Fox-Pro database management system operating in the Windows environment.

  7. Hydrogen ICE Vehicle Testing Activities

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    J. Francfort; D. Karner

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity teamed with Electric Transportation Applications and Arizona Public Service to develop and monitor the operations of the APS Alternative Fuel (Hydrogen) Pilot Plant. The Pilot Plant provides 100% hydrogen, and hydrogen and compressed natural gas (H/CNG)-blended fuels for the evaluation of hydrogen and H/CNG internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in controlled and fleet testing environments. Since June 2002, twenty hydrogen and H/CNG vehicles have accumulated 300,000 test miles and 5,700 fueling events. The AVTA is part of the Department of Energy’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. These testing activities are managed by the Idaho National Laboratory. This paper discusses the Pilot Plant design and monitoring, and hydrogen ICE vehicle testing methods and results.

  8. 2012 Vehicle Technologies Market Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Davis, Stacy Cagle [ORNL; Diegel, Susan W [ORNL; Boundy, Robert Gary [ORNL

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory s Center for Transportation Analysis developed and published the first Vehicle Technologies Market Report in 2008. Three editions of the report have been published since that time. This 2012 report details the major trends in U.S. light vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that caused them. The opening section on Energy and Economics discusses the role of transportation energy and vehicle markets on a national scale. The following section examines light-duty vehicle use, markets, manufacture, and supply chains. The discussion of medium and heavy trucks offers information on truck sales and fuel use. The technology section offers information on alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, and the policy section concludes with information on recent, current, and near-future Federal policies like the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

  9. Propane Vehicle Demonstration Grant Program

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    Jack Mallinger

    2004-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Project Description: Propane Vehicle Demonstration Grants The Propane Vehicle Demonstration Grants was established to demonstrate the benefits of new propane equipment. The US Department of Energy, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the Propane Vehicle Council (PVC) partnered in this program. The project impacted ten different states, 179 vehicles, and 15 new propane fueling facilities. Based on estimates provided, this project generated a minimum of 1,441,000 new gallons of propane sold for the vehicle market annually. Additionally, two new off-road engines were brought to the market. Projects originally funded under this project were the City of Portland, Colorado, Kansas City, Impco Technologies, Jasper Engines, Maricopa County, New Jersey State, Port of Houston, Salt Lake City Newspaper, Suburban Propane, Mutual Liquid Propane and Ted Johnson.

  10. Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections

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    Security enhanced with increased vehicle inspections Security measures increase as of March: vehicle inspections won't delay traffic New increased security procedures meet LANL's...

  11. Blog Feed: Vehicles | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Pat Davis, the Director of our Vehicle Technologies Program, doles out the facts on the costs and benefits of owning an electric vehicle. December 14, 2010 Nanotechnology: Small...

  12. Clean Cities Recovery Act: Vehicle & Infrastructure Deployment

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    project through collection of vehicle, infrastructure and training information. RELEVANCE Alternative Fuel & Advance Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Clean Cities Recovery Act:...

  13. Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Lessons Learned for Hydrogen On April...

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office: Transitioning the Transportation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Office: Transitioning the Transportation Sector - Exploring the Intersection of H2 Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: Transitioning the Transportation...

  15. NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Capabilities

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

    graph illustrating three pathways (biofuel, hydrogen, and electric vehicle) to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Electric Vehicle Technologies & Targets 3-D...

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Demonstration...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    for High Efficiency, Low Emissions Vehicle Applications Presentation given by Wisconsin Engine Research Consultants at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

  17. Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating National Parks...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    National Parks and Forest Service Fleets for Plug-in Electric Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: AVTA - Evaluating National Parks and Forest Service Fleets for Plug-in Electric...

  18. EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Vehicle Summary Report Region: ALL Number of vehicles: 1766 Reporting period: January 2013 through March 2013 1 A trip is defined as all the driving done between consecutive...

  19. Measuring & Mitigating Electric Vehicle Adoption Barriers.

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    Tommy, Carpenter

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Transitioning our cars to run on renewable sources of energy is crucial to addressing concerns over energy security and climate change. Electric vehicles (EVs), vehicles… (more)

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office | Department of Energy

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