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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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March 18, 2010 James Webb Space Telescope Studies of Dark Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cosmological parameters and dark energy through weak lensing measurements in the COSMOS survey (Massey et al March 18, 2010 James Webb Space Telescope Studies of Dark Energy Jonathan P. Gardner (NASA. Introduction The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has contributed significantly to studies of dark energy

Sirianni, Marco

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THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE JONATHAN P. GARDNER1,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), ETH H¨onggerberg, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland 8Space Telescope Science¨ur Astronomie, K¨onigstuhl 17, Heidelberg D-69117, Germany 15NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street Southwest Light and Reionization theme is to identify the first luminous sources to form and to determine

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Photo of the Week: The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" Photo of the Week: The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" September 14, 2012 - 2:32pm Addthis The James Webb Space Telescope is a large, infrared-optimized telescope that is anticipated to launch in 2018. The spider-like sheets and tubes of wires you see here are the Optical Telescope Simulator (OSIM) for the telescope itself. OSIM will help scientists prepare the Webb telescope for flight by generating a beam of light that the telescope optics will feed into its actual flight instruments. In this photo, engineers have blanketed the OSIM with special insulating material to help control its temperature while it goes into the deep freeze testing of the Space Environment Simulator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The simulator will mimic the environment that the telescope will experience in operational orbit, more than 1 million miles from Earth. | Photo credit: Chris Gunn/NASA.

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The James Webb Space Telescope : Science Operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and GTO programs similar to HST JWST at L2 DSN Ka S STScI TAC Astronomer #12;1/29/09 3 · A JWST Advisory. · Carefully simulated data can help develop our software tools and verify our readiness for processing JWST. The Data Challenges would be part of the joint learning process: the community can become familiar

Sirianni, Marco

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Space Telescope Programs Hubble Observatory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assurance/Configuration Management Mr. Christopher Scholz EAG QA Manager #12;Space Telescope Programs Hubble · COS-UCB-002 QA Implementation Plan Released December 1, 1999 · COS-UCB-003 CM Plan released DecemberSpace Telescope Programs Hubble Observatory HST-COS FUV PER 11/8/00 FUV Detector System Quality

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Large aperture diffractive space telescope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A large (10's of meters) aperture space telescope including two separate spacecraft--an optical primary objective lens functioning as a magnifying glass and an optical secondary functioning as an eyepiece. The spacecraft are spaced up to several kilometers apart with the eyepiece directly behind the magnifying glass "aiming" at an intended target with their relative orientation determining the optical axis of the telescope and hence the targets being observed. The objective lens includes a very large-aperture, very-thin-membrane, diffractive lens, e.g., a Fresnel lens, which intercepts incoming light over its full aperture and focuses it towards the eyepiece. The eyepiece has a much smaller, meter-scale aperture and is designed to move along the focal surface of the objective lens, gathering up the incoming light and converting it to high quality images. The positions of the two space craft are controlled both to maintain a good optical focus and to point at desired targets which may be either earth bound or celestial.

Hyde, Roderick A. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Technology Needs for Future Space Telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

instruments & sensors. Future Space Telescopes will operate over broad spectrum: Gamma Rays, X-Rays, XUV and Sensors Direct Sensing of Particles, Fields and Waves See Scientific Instruments and Sensors (SIS Structure #12;NASA's Science Missions Directorate Themes: Earth Science Sun-Solar System Connection Solar

Van Stryland, Eric

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Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Scheduling the James Webb Space Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.edu Mark D. Johnston Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Inst. Of Technology 4800 Oak Grove Drive. Solar radiation pressure on the sunshield causes angular momentum to accumulate in the spacecraft's reaction wheel assemblies as measured in Newton meter seconds (Nms). The wheels have a limited capacity

Schaffer, Steven

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TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLAN Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(ATLAST) A Roadmap for UVIOR Technology, 2010-2020 24 April, 2009 T. Tupper Hyde, ATLAST TechnologistTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLAN for the Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope, and Ronald Polidan. #12;Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) 22 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

Sirianni, Marco

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Minimizing high spatial frequency residual in active space telescope mirrors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The trend in future space telescopes is towards large apertures and lightweight, rib-stiffened, and actively controlled deformable mirrors. These mirror architectures permit the development of segmented and deployed primary ...

Gray, Thomas, S.M. (Thomas L.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tradespace Investigation of a Telescope Architecture for Next-generation Space Astronomy and Exploration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Humanitys endeavor to further its scientific understanding of the celestial heavens has led to the creation and evolution of increasingly powerful and complex space telescopes. Space telescopes provide a view of the solar ...

Cataldo, Giuseppe

2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SLAC All Access: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope  

SciTech Connect

Three hundred and fifty miles overhead, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope silently glides through space. From this serene vantage point, the satellite's instruments watch the fiercest processes in the universe unfold. Pulsars spin up to 700 times a second, sweeping powerful beams of gamma-ray light through the cosmos. The hyperactive cores of distant galaxies spew bright jets of plasma. Far beyond, something mysterious explodes with unfathomable power, sending energy waves crashing through the universe. Stanford professor and KIPAC member Roger W. Romani talks about this orbiting telescope, the most advanced ever to view the sky in gamma rays, a form of light at the highest end of the energy spectrum that's created in the hottest regions of the universe.

Romani, Roger

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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SLAC All Access: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Three hundred and fifty miles overhead, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope silently glides through space. From this serene vantage point, the satellite's instruments watch the fiercest processes in the universe unfold. Pulsars spin up to 700 times a second, sweeping powerful beams of gamma-ray light through the cosmos. The hyperactive cores of distant galaxies spew bright jets of plasma. Far beyond, something mysterious explodes with unfathomable power, sending energy waves crashing through the universe. Stanford professor and KIPAC member Roger W. Romani talks about this orbiting telescope, the most advanced ever to view the sky in gamma rays, a form of light at the highest end of the energy spectrum that's created in the hottest regions of the universe.

Romani, Roger

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Large Area Telescope on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Mission  

SciTech Connect

The Large Area Telescope (Fermi/LAT, hereafter LAT), the primary instrument on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi) mission, is an imaging, wide field-of-view (FoV), high-energy {gamma}-ray telescope, covering the energy range from below 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV. The LAT was built by an international collaboration with contributions from space agencies, high-energy particle physics institutes, and universities in France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. This paper describes the LAT, its preflight expected performance, and summarizes the key science objectives that will be addressed. On-orbit performance will be presented in detail in a subsequent paper. The LAT is a pair-conversion telescope with a precision tracker and calorimeter, each consisting of a 4 x 4 array of 16 modules, a segmented anticoincidence detector that covers the tracker array, and a programmable trigger and data acquisition system. Each tracker module has a vertical stack of 18 (x, y) tracking planes, including two layers (x and y) of single-sided silicon strip detectors and high-Z converter material (tungsten) per tray. Every calorimeter module has 96 CsI(Tl) crystals, arranged in an eight-layer hodoscopic configuration with a total depth of 8.6 radiation lengths, giving both longitudinal and transverse information about the energy deposition pattern. The calorimeter's depth and segmentation enable the high-energy reach of the LAT and contribute significantly to background rejection. The aspect ratio of the tracker (height/width) is 0.4, allowing a large FoV (2.4 sr) and ensuring that most pair-conversion showers initiated in the tracker will pass into the calorimeter for energy measurement. Data obtained with the LAT are intended to (1) permit rapid notification of high-energy {gamma}-ray bursts and transients and facilitate monitoring of variable sources, (2) yield an extensive catalog of several thousand high-energy sources obtained from an all-sky survey, (3) measure spectra from 20 MeV to more than 50 GeV for several hundred sources, (4) localize point sources to 0.3-2 arcmin, (5) map and obtain spectra of extended sources such as SNRs, molecular clouds, and nearby galaxies, (6) measure the diffuse isotropic {gamma}-ray background up to TeV energies, and (7) explore the discovery space for dark matter.

Atwood, W.B.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Abdo, Aous A.; /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C.; Ackermann, M.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Anderson, B. /UC, Santa Cruz; Axelsson, M.; /Stockholm U.; Baldini, L.; /INFN, Pisa; Ballet, J.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Band, D.L.; /NASA, Goddard /NASA, Goddard; Barbiellini, Guido; /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U.; Bartelt, J.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bastieri, Denis; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Baughman, B.M.; /Ohio State U.; Bechtol, K.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bederede, D.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Bellardi, F.; /INFN, Pisa; Bellazzini, R.; /INFN, Pisa; Berenji, B.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bignami, G.F.; /Pavia U.; Bisello, D.; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Bissaldi, E.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Blandford, R.D.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /NASA, Goddard /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /INFN, Pisa /INFN, Pisa /Bari U. /INFN, Bari /Ecole Polytechnique /Washington U., Seattle /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Bari U. /INFN, Bari /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /IASF, Milan /IASF, Milan /Kalmar U. /Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm /DAPNIA, Saclay /ASI, Rome /INFN, Pisa /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /George Mason U. /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /NASA, Goddard /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /DAPNIA, Saclay /NASA, Goddard /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Montpellier U. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; /more authors.; ,

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First Fruits of the Spitzer Space Telescope: Galactic and Solar System Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article provides a brief overview of the Spitzer Space Telescope and discusses its initial scientific results on galactic and solar system science.

M. Werner; G. Fazio; G. Rieke; T. Roellig; D. Watson

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fermi Large Area gamma ray Telescope and the current searches for dark matter in space  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

production [6],[7] [9]. The temptation to claim the discovery of dark matter is strongThe Fermi Large Area gamma ray Telescope and the current searches for dark matter in space Aldo Gamma-ray Space Telescope, has detected the largest amount of gamma rays, in the 20MeV 300GeV energy

Morselli, Aldo

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Design study of 8 meter monolithic mirror UV/optical space telescope H. Philip Stahl  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design study of 8 meter monolithic mirror UV/optical space telescope H. Philip Stahl NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 ABSTRACT The planned Ares V launch vehicle with its 10 meter to 8 meter class monolithic primary mirror telescope to Sun-Earth L2 using an Ares V. Specific

Sirianni, Marco

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NASA'S NEXT GENERATION SPACE TELESCOPE: VISITING A TIME WHEN GALAXIES WERE YOUNG  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

NASA's next great endeavor, a space telescope to study the origin of galaxies, is in its formulative phase. Seery and Smith update readers on the paradigms, processes, and optical...

Seery, Bernard D; Smith, Eric P

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Honorable Wellington E. Webb  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

' ' , i Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 ,, ,' ,, FEB 1 6 i& ;. .I I. ,' . ., i The Honorable Wellington E. Webb 350, City-County Building Denver, Colorado 8D202 ,' I ,..' ., .' Dear Mayors Webb: , : Secretary of Energy,Hazel O'Leary has announced anew approach to openness in the Department-of ,Energy '(DOE)',and -its communications with the public. In support of this initiative, we are pleased to forward~the enclosed information, related to the former Denver:Equipment Co..in your jurisdiction that performed, work for DOE's predecessor agencies. ..This' information' is provided for'your 1 : information,>use? and retention. DOE's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action .Program is respons'tble for identificationof sites used by/DOE's predecessor agencies, determining.their

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Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST): A Technology Roadmap for the Next Decade  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) is a set of mission concepts for the next generation of UVOIR space observatory with a primary aperture diameter in the 8-m to 16-m range that will allow us to perform some of the most challenging observations to answer some of our most compelling questions, including "Is there life elsewhere in the Galaxy?" We have identified two different telescope architectures, but with similar optical designs, that span the range in viable technologies. The architectures are a telescope with a monolithic primary mirror and two variations of a telescope with a large segmented primary mirror. This approach provides us with several pathways to realizing the mission, which will be narrowed to one as our technology development progresses. The concepts invoke heritage from HST and JWST design, but also take significant departures from these designs to minimize complexity, mass, or both. Our report provides details on the mission concepts, shows the extraordinary s...

Postman, Marc

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building ISOC Status Displays for the Large AreaTelescope aboard the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Observatory  

SciTech Connect

In September 2007 the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is scheduled to launch aboard a Delta II rocket in order to put two high-energy gamma-ray detectors, the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) into low earth orbit. The Instrument Science Operations Center (ISOC) at SLAC is responsible for the LAT operations for the duration of the mission, and will therefore build an operations center including a monitoring station at SLAC to inform operations staff and visitors of the status of the LAT instrument and GLAST. This monitoring station is to include sky maps showing the location of GLAST in its orbit as well as the LAT's projected field of view on the sky containing known gamma-ray sources. The display also requires a world map showing the locations of GLAST and three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) relative to the ground, their trail lines, and ''footprint'' circles indicating the range of communications for each satellite. The final display will also include a space view showing the orbiting and pointing information of GLAST and the TDRS satellites. In order to build the displays the astronomy programs Xephem, DS9, SatTrack, and STK were employed to model the position of GLAST and pointing information of the LAT instrument, and the programming utilities Python and Cron were used in Unix to obtain updated information from database and load them into the programs at regular intervals. Through these methods the indicated displays were created and combined to produce a monitoring display for the LAT and GLAST.

Ketchum, Christina; /SLAC

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision-making framework to determine the value of on-orbit servicing compared to replacement of space telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Hubble Space Telescope has demonstrated that on-orbit servicing can provide significant benefits for scientific space programs. Specifically, servicing missions can replace failed components to keep spacecraft operational, ...

Baldesarra, Mark

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami (BNL Women in Science Lecture)  

SciTech Connect

During the 1990s, the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami revolutionized this centuries-old Japanese art of paper folding. In his talk, Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami-folding problems. Conversely, algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Lang will discuss how origami has led to huge space telescopes, safer airbags, and more.

Lang, Robert J.

2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Animated Gamma-ray Sky Revealed by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been observing the sky in gamma-rays since August 2008. In addition to breakthrough capabilities in energy coverage (20 MeV-300 GeV) and angular resolution, the wide field of view of the Large Area Telescope enables observations of 20% of the sky at any instant, and of the whole sky every three hours. It has revealed a very animated sky with bright gamma-ray bursts flashing and vanishing in minutes, powerful active galactic nuclei flaring over hours and days, many pulsars twinkling in the Milky Way, and X-ray binaries shimmering along their orbit. Most of these variable sources had not been seen by the Fermi predecessor, EGRET, and the wealth of new data already brings important clues to the origin of the high-energy emission and particles powered by the compact objects. The telescope also brings crisp images of the bright gamma-ray emission produced by cosmic-ray interactions in the interstellar medium, thus allowing to measure the cosmic nuclei and electron spectra across the Galaxy, to weigh interstellar clouds, in particular in the dark-gas phase. The telescope sensitivity at high energy will soon provide useful constraints on dark-matter annihilations in a variety of environments. I will review the current results and future prospects of the Fermi mission.

Isabelle Grenier

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Search for Dark Matter with the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope  

SciTech Connect

The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has been scanning the gamma ray sky since it was launched by NASA in June 2008 and has a mission lifetime goal of 10 years. Largely due to our particle physics heritage, one of the main physics topics being studied by the Fermi LAT Collaboration is the search for dark matter via indirect detection. My talk will review the progress of these studies, something on how the LAT detector enables them, and expectations for the future. I will discuss both gamma-ray and (electron + positron) searches for dark matter, and some resulting theoretical implications.

Bloom, Elliott (SLAC) [SLAC

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic surface structure of C/SiC composite mirrors for space cryogenic telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the microscopic surface structure of carbon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite mirrors that have been improved for the Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) and other cooled telescopes. The C/SiC composite consists of carbon fiber, silicon carbide, and residual silicon. Specific microscopic structures are found on the surface of the bare C/SiC mirrors after polishing. These structures are considered to be caused by the different hardness of those materials. The roughness obtained for the bare mirrors is 20 nm rms for flat surfaces and 100 nm rms for curved surfaces. It was confirmed that a SiSiC slurry coating is effective in reducing the roughness to 2 nm rms. The scattering properties of the mirrors were measured at room temperature and also at 95 K. No significant change was found in the scattering properties through cooling, which suggests that the microscopic surface structure is stable with changes in temperature down to cryogenic values. The C/SiC mirror with the SiSiC slurry coating is a promising candidate for the SPICA telescope.

Keigo Enya; Takao Nakagawa; Hidehiro Kaneda; Takashi Onaka; Tuyoshi Ozaki; Masami Kume

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZING THE ATMOSPHERES OF TRANSITING PLANETS WITH A DEDICATED SPACE TELESCOPE  

SciTech Connect

Exoplanetary science is one of the fastest evolving fields of today's astronomical research, continuously yielding unexpected and surprising results. Ground-based planet-hunting surveys, together with dedicated space missions such as Kepler and CoRoT, are delivering an ever-increasing number of exoplanets, over 690, and ESA's Gaia mission will escalate the exoplanetary census into the several thousands. The next logical step is the characterization of these new worlds. What is their nature? Why are they as they are? Use of the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope to probe the atmospheres of transiting hot, gaseous exoplanets has opened perspectives unimaginable even just 10 years ago, demonstrating that it is indeed possible with current technology to address the ambitious goal of characterizing the atmospheres of these alien worlds. However, these successful measurements have also shown the difficulty of understanding the physics and chemistry of these exotic environments when having to rely on a limited number of observations performed on a handful of objects. To progress substantially in this field, a dedicated facility for exoplanet characterization, able to observe a statistically significant number of planets over time and a broad spectral range will be essential. Additionally, the instrument design (e.g., detector performances, photometric stability) will be tailored to optimize the extraction of the astrophysical signal. In this paper, we analyze the performance and tradeoffs of a 1.2/1.4 m space telescope for exoplanet transit spectroscopy from the visible to the mid-IR. We present the signal-to-noise ratio as a function of integration time and stellar magnitude/spectral type for the acquisition of spectra of planetary atmospheres for a variety of scenarios: hot, warm, and temperate planets orbiting stars ranging in spectral type from hot F- to cooler M-dwarfs. Our results include key examples of known planets (e.g., HD 189733b, GJ 436b, GJ 1214b, and Cancri 55 e) and simulations of plausible terrestrial and gaseous planets, with a variety of thermodynamical conditions. We conclude that even most challenging targets, such as super-Earths in the habitable zone of late-type stars, are within reach of an M-class, space-based spectroscopy mission.

Tessenyi, M.; Tinetti, G.; Swinyard, B.; Aylward, A.; Tennyson, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Ollivier, M. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite de Paris-Sud and CNRS (UMR 8617), IAS UMR8617, Orsay F-91405 (France); Beaulieu, J. P. [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS, UMR7095, Universite Paris VI, 98bis Boulevard Arago, Paris (France); Coude du Foresto, V.; Encrenaz, T. [Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, Meudon (France); Micela, G. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Piazza del Parlamento 1, 90134 Palermo (Italy); Ribas, I. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Swain, M. R.; Vasisht, G.; Deroo, P. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 (United States); Sozzetti, A. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Strada Osservatorio 20, 10025 Pino Torinese (Italy)

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Optical Transient Associated with GRB970508  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of the optical transient (OT) discovered in the error box of the gamma-ray burst GRB970508. The object was imaged on 1997 June 2 with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The observations reveal a point-like source with R = 23.1 +- 0.2 and H = 20.6 +- 0.3, in agreement with the power-law temporal decay seen in ground-based monitoring. Unlike the case of GRB970228, no nebulosity is detected surrounding the OT of GRB970508. We set very conservative upper limits of R ~ 24.5 and H ~ 22.2 on the brightness of any underlying extended source. If this subtends a substantial fraction of an arcsecond, then the R band limit is ~25.5. In combination with Keck spectra that show Mg I absorption and [O II] emission at a redshift of z = 0.835, our observations suggest that the OT is located in a star-forming galaxy with total luminosity one order of magnitude lower than the knee of the galaxy luminosity function, L*. Such galaxies are now thought to harbor the majority of star formation at z ~ 1; therefore, these observations may provide support for a link between GRBs and star formation.

Elena Pian; Andrew S. Fruchter; Louis E. Bergeron; Steve E. Thorsett; Filippo Frontera; Marco Tavani; Enrico Costa; Marco Feroci; Jules Halpern; Ray A. Lucas; Luciano Nicastro; Eliana Palazzi; Luigi Piro; William Sparks; Alberto J. Castro-Tirado; Ted Gull; Kevin Hurley; Holger Pedersen

1997-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Webb, Alabama: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Webb, Alabama: Energy Resources Webb, Alabama: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 31.2604534°, -85.2732658° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.2604534,"lon":-85.2732658,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE STUDY OF THE DEBRIS DISKS AROUND FOUR SDSS WHITE DWARFS  

SciTech Connect

We present Spitzer Space Telescope data of four isolated white dwarfs that were previously known to harbor circumstellar gaseous disks. Infrared Array Camera photometry shows a significant infrared excess in all of the systems, SDSS0738+1835, SDSS0845+2257, SDSS1043+0855, and SDSS1617+1620, indicative of a dusty extension to those disks. The 4.5 {mu}m excesses seen in SDSS0738, SDSS0845, and SDSS1617 are 7.5, 5.7, and 4.5 times the white dwarf contribution, respectively. In contrast, in SDSS1043, the measured flux density at 4.5 {mu}m is only 1.7 times the white dwarf contribution. We compare the measured IR excesses in the systems to models of geometrically thin, optically thick disks, and find that we are able to match the measured spectral energy distributions to within 3{sigma} of the uncertainties, although disks with unfeasibly hot inner dust temperatures generally provide a better fit than those below the dust sublimation temperature. Possible explanations for the dearth of dust around SDSS1043+0855 are briefly discussed. Including our previous study of SDSS1228+1040, all five white dwarfs with gaseous debris disks have significant amounts of dust around them. It is evident that gas and dust can coexist around these relatively warm, relatively young white dwarfs.

Brinkworth, C. S.; Girven, J. M.; Hoard, D. W. [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Gaensicke, B. T.; Marsh, T. R.; Parsons, S. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Warwick, Warwick CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Koester, D. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, University of Kiel, 24098 Kiel (Germany)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis  

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With six recorded nova outbursts, the prototypical recurrent nova T Pyxidis is the ideal cataclysmic variable system to assess the net change of the white dwarf mass within a nova cycle. Recent estimates of the mass ejected in the 2011 outburst ranged from a few 1.E-5 sollar mass to 3.3E-4 sollar mass, and assuming a mass accretion rate of 1.E-8 to 1.E-7 Sollar mass/yr for 44yrs, it has been concluded that the white dwaf in T Pyx is actually losing mass. Using NLTE disk modeling spectra to fit our recently obtained Hubble Space Telescope (HST) COS and STIS spectra, we find a mass accretion rate of up to two orders of magnitude larger than previously estimated. Our larger mass accretion rate is due mainly to the newly derived distance of T Pyx (4.8kpc; Sokoloski et al. 2013, larger than the previous 3.5kpc estimate), our derived reddening of E(B-V)=0.35 (based on combined IUE and GALEX spectra) and NLTE disk modeling (compared to black body and raw flux estimates in earlier works). We find that for most values...

Godon, P; Starrfield, S; Livio, M; Williams, R E; Woodward, C E; Kuin, P; Page, K L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope ACS mosaic of the prototypical starburst galaxy M82  

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In March 2006, the Hubble Heritage Team obtained a large four-filter (B, V, I, and H-alpha) six-point mosaic dataset of the prototypical starburst galaxy NGC 3034 (M82), with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The resulting color composite Heritage image was released in April 2006, to celebrate Hubble's 16th anniversary. Cycle 15 HST proposers were encouraged to submit General Observer and Archival Research proposals to complement or analyze this unique dataset. Since our M82 mosaics represent a significant investment of expert processing beyond the standard archival products, we will also release our drizzle combined FITS data as a High Level Science Product via the Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST) on December 31, 2006. This paper documents the key aspects of the observing program and image processing: calibration, image registration and combination (drizzling), and the rejection of cosmic rays and detector artifacts. Our processed FITS mosaics and related inf...

Mutchler, M; Christian, C A; Frattare, L M; Hamilton, F; Januszewski, W; Levay, Z G; Mountain, M; Noll, K S; Royle, P; Gallagher, J S; Puxley, P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Characterization of 5 Hot Jupiters with Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope  

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We probe the structure and composition of the atmospheres of 5 hot Jupiter exoplanets using the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) instrument. We use the G141 grism (1.1-1.7 $\\mu$m) to study TrES-2b, TrES-4b, and CoRoT-1b in transit, TrES-3b in secondary eclipse, and WASP-4b in both. This wavelength region includes a predicted absorption feature from water at 1.4 $\\mu$m, which we expect to be nondegenerate with the other molecules that are likely to be abundant for hydrocarbon-poor (e.g. solar composition) hot Jupiter atmospheres. We divide our wavelength regions into 10 bins. For each bin we produce a spectrophotometric light curve spanning the time of transit and/or eclipse. We correct these light curves for instrumental systematics without reference to an instrument model. For our transmission spectra, our mean $1-\\sigma$ precision per bin corresponds to variations of 2.1, 2.8, and 3.0 atmospheric scale heights for TrES-2b, TrES-4b, and CoRoT-1b, respectively. We find featureless spectra for...

Ranjan, Sukrit; Dsert, Jean-Michel; Madhusudhan, Nikku; Deming, Drake; Wilkins, Ashlee; Mandell, Avi M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INITIAL LOOK AT THE FAR-INFRAREDRADIO CORRELATION WITHIN NEARBY STAR-FORMING GALAXIES USING THE SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE  

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THE SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE E. J. Murphy,1 R. Braun,2 G. Helou,3 L. Armus,3 J. D. P. Kenney,1 K. D. Gordon,4 G. Cannon,6 B. T. Draine,8 C. W. Engelbracht,4 D. J. Hollenbach,9 T. H. Jarrett,3 L. J. Kewley,10 C. Leitherer,7 A. Li,11 M. J. Meyer,7 M. W. Regan,7 G. H. Rieke,4 M. J. Rieke,4 H. Roussel,3 K. Sheth,3 J. D. T

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS OF V455 ANDROMEDAE POST-OUTBURST  

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Hubble Space Telescope spectra obtained in 2010 and 2011, 3 and 4 yr after the large amplitude dwarf nova outburst of V455 And, were combined with optical photometry and spectra to study the cooling of the white dwarf, its spin, and possible pulsation periods after the outburst. The modeling of the ultraviolet (UV) spectra shows that the white dwarf temperature remains ?600 K hotter than its quiescent value at 3 yr post-outburst, and still a few hundred degrees hotter at 4 yr post-outburst. The white dwarf spin at 67.6 s and its second harmonic at 33.8 s are visible in the optical within a month of outburst and are obvious in the later UV observations in the shortest wavelength continuum and the UV emission lines, indicating an origin in high-temperature regions near the accretion curtains. The UV light curves folded on the spin period show a double-humped modulation consistent with two-pole accretion. The optical photometry 2 yr after outburst shows a group of frequencies present at shorter periods (250-263 s) than the periods ascribed to pulsation at quiescence, and these gradually shift toward the quiescent frequencies (300-360 s) as time progresses past outburst. The most surprising result is that the frequencies near this period in the UV data are only prominent in the emission lines, not the UV continuum, implying an origin away from the white dwarf photosphere. Thus, the connection of this group of periods with non-radial pulsations of the white dwarf remains elusive.

Szkody, Paula; Mukadam, Anjum S.; Brown, Justin; Funkhouser, Kelsey [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Gnsicke, Boris T. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Henden, Arne [AAVSO, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Sion, Edward M. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 (United States); Townsley, Dean M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Christian, Damian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States); Falcon, Ross E. [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Pyrzas, Stylianos, E-mail: szkody@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: anjum@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: boris.gaensicke@warwick.ac.uk, E-mail: arne@aavso.org, E-mail: edward.sion@villanova.edu, E-mail: Dean.M.Townsley@ua.edu, E-mail: damian.christian@csun.edu, E-mail: cylver@astro.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: stylianos.pyrzas@gmail.com [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Avenida Angamos 0619, Antofagasta (Chile)

2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE PIXEL ANALYSIS OF THE INTERACTING S0 GALAXY NGC 5195 (M51B)  

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We report the properties of the interacting S0 galaxy NGC 5195 (M51B), revealed in a pixel analysis using the Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys images in the F435W, F555W, and F814W (BVI) bands. We analyze the pixel color-magnitude diagram (pCMD) of NGC 5195, focusing on the properties of its red and blue pixel sequences and the difference from the pCMD of NGC 5194 (M51A; the spiral galaxy interacting with NGC 5195). The red pixel sequence of NGC 5195 is redder than that of NGC 5194, which corresponds to the difference in the dust optical depth of 2 < {Delta}{tau}{sub V} < 4 at fixed age and metallicity. The blue pixel sequence of NGC 5195 is very weak and spatially corresponds to the tidal bridge between the two interacting galaxies. This implies that the blue pixel sequence is not an ordinary feature in the pCMD of an early-type galaxy, but that it is a transient feature of star formation caused by the galaxy-galaxy interaction. We also find a difference in the shapes of the red pixel sequences on the pixel color-color diagrams (pCCDs) of NGC 5194 and NGC 5195. We investigate the spatial distributions of the pCCD-based pixel stellar populations. The young population fraction in the tidal bridge area is larger than that in other areas by a factor >15. Along the tidal bridge, young populations seem to be clumped particularly at the middle point of the bridge. On the other hand, the dusty population shows a relatively wide distribution between the tidal bridge and the center of NGC 5195.

Lee, Joon Hyeop; Kim, Sang Chul; Ree, Chang Hee; Kim, Minjin; Jeong, Hyunjin; Lee, Jong Chul; Kyeong, Jaemann, E-mail: jhl@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: sckim@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: chr@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: mkim@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: hyunjin@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: jclee@kasi.re.kr, E-mail: jman@kasi.re.kr [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF DUSTY FILAMENTS IN HERCULES A: EVIDENCE FOR ENTRAINMENT  

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We present U-, V-, and I-band images of the host galaxy of Hercules A (3C 348) obtained with HST/WFC3/UVIS. We find a network of dusty filaments which are more complex and extended than seen in earlier Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations. The filaments are associated with a faint blue continuum light (possibly from young stars) and faint H{alpha} emission. It seems likely that the cold gas and dust has been stripped from a companion galaxy now seen as a secondary nucleus. There are dusty filaments aligned with the base of the jets on both eastern and western sides of the galaxy. The morphology of the filaments is different on the two sides-the western filaments are fairly straight, while the eastern filaments are mainly in two loop-like structures. We suggest that despite the difference in morphologies, both sets of filaments have been entrained in a slow-moving boundary layer outside the relativistic flow. As suggested by Fabian et al., magnetic fields in the filaments may stabilize them against disruption. We consider a speculative scenario to explain the relation between the radio source and the shock and cavities in the hot intracluster medium seen in the Chandra data. We suggest that the radio source originally ({approx}60 Myr ago) propagated along a position angle of {approx}35 Degree-Sign where it created the shock and cavities. The radio source axis changed to its current orientation ({approx}100 Degree-Sign ) possibly due to a supermassive black hole merger and began its current epoch of activity about 20 Myr ago.

O'Dea, C. P.; Kharb, P. [School of Physics and Astronomy, and Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 84 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623 (United States); Baum, S. A. [Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 84 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623 (United States); Tremblay, G. R. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Cotton, W. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Perley, R. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 0, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Si and Fe depletion in Galactic star-forming regions observed by the Spitzer Space Telescope  

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We report the results of the mid-infrared spectroscopy of 14 Galactic star-forming regions with the high-resolution modules of the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) on board the Spitzer Space Telescope. We detected [SiII] 35um, [FeII] 26um, and [FeIII] 23um as well as [SIII] 33um and H2 S(0) 28um emission lines. Using the intensity of [NII] 122um or 205um and [OI] 146um or 63um reported by previous observations in four regions, we derived the ionic abundance Si+/N+ and Fe+/N+ in the ionized gas and Si+/O0 and Fe+/O0 in the photodissociation gas. For all the targets, we derived the ionic abundance of Si+/S2+ and Fe2+/S2+ for the ionized gas. Based on photodissociation and HII region models the gas-phase Si and Fe abundance are suggested to be 3-100% and solar abundance, respectively, for the ionized gas and 16-100% and 2-22% of the solar abundance, respectively, for the photodissociation region gas. Since the [FeII] 26um and [FeIII] 23um emissions are weak, the high sensitivity of the IRS enables to derive the gas-phase Fe abundance widely in star-forming regions. The derived gas-phase Si abundance is much larger than that in cool interstellar clouds and that of Fe. The present study indicates that 3-100% of Si atoms and <22% of Fe atoms are included in dust grains which are destroyed easily in HII regions, probably by the UV radiation. We discuss possible mechanisms to account for the observed trend; mantles which are photodesorbed by UV photons, organometallic complexes, or small grains.

Yoko Okada; Takashi Onaka; Takashi Miyata; Yoshiko K. Okamoto; Itsuki Sakon; Hiroshi Shibai; Hidenori Takahashi

2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Social Movements on Space Astronomy Policy  

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Public engagement (PE) initiatives can lead to a long term public support of science. However most of the real impact of PE initiatives within the context of long-term science policy is not completely understood. An examination of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, and International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 reveal how large grassroots movements led by citizen scientists and space aficionados can have profound effects on public policy. We explore the role and relevance of public grassroots movements in the policy of space astronomy initiatives, present some recent cases which illustrate policy decisions involving broader interest groups, and consider new avenues of PE including crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

Harrisa, Hannah E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exoplanet Science with the European Extremely Large Telescope. The Case for Visible and Near-IR Spectroscopy at High Resolution  

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Exoplanet science is booming. In 20 years our knowledge has expanded considerably, from the first discovery of a Hot Jupiter, to the detection of a large population of Neptunes and super-Earths, to the first steps toward the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. Between today and 2025, the field will evolve at an even faster pace with the advent of several space-based transit search missions, ground-based spectrographs, high-contrast imaging facilities, and the James Webb Space Telescope. Especially the ESA M-class PLATO mission will be a game changer in the field. From 2024 onwards, PLATO will find transiting terrestrial planets orbiting within the habitable zones of nearby, bright stars. These objects will require the power of Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) to be characterized further. The technique of ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy is establishing itself as a crucial pathway to measure chemical composition, atmospheric structure and atmospheric circulation in transiting exoplanets. A hig...

Udry, S; Bouchy, F; Cameron, A Collier; Henning, T; Mayor, M; Pepe, F; Piskunov, N; Pollacco, D; Queloz, D; Quirrenbach, A; Rauer, H; Rebolo, R; Santos, N C; Snellen, I; Zerbi, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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For Immediate Release --Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013 Largest space telescope ever closes its eyes on the  

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projects, and remarkable images that show unique star births sand star formations gain years of data, new insights into galaxy and star formations from Herschel more than 1.5 km away from earth in deep space, the Herschel Space

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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Image collection optimization in the design and operation of lightweight, low areal-density space telescopes  

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Demand for space imagery has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Scientific and government agencies rely on Earth-observing space assets for a variety of functions, including mapping, agriculture, and ...

Bogosian, Josef Roach

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for observing ultra-compact binaries with space-based gravitational wave interferometers and optical telescopes  

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Space-based gravitational wave interferometers are sensitive to the galactic population of ultra-compact binaries. An important subset of the ultra-compact binary population are those stars that can be individually resolved by both gravitational wave interferometers and electromagnetic telescopes. The aim of this paper is to quantify the multi-messenger potential of space-based interferometers with arm-lengths between 1 and 5 Gm. The Fisher Information Matrix is used to estimate the number of binaries from a model of the Milky Way which are localized on the sky by the gravitational wave detector to within 1 and 10 square degrees and bright enough to be detected by a magnitude limited survey. We find, depending on the choice of GW detector characteristics, limiting magnitude, and observing strategy, that up to several hundred gravitational wave sources could be detected in electromagnetic follow-up observations.

Tyson B. Littenberg; Shane L. Larson; Gijs Nelemans; Neil J. Cornish

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for observing ultra-compact binaries with space-based gravitational wave interferometers and optical telescopes  

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Space-based gravitational wave interferometers are sensitive to the galactic population of ultra-compact binaries. An important subset of the ultra-compact binary population are those stars that can be individually resolved by both gravitational wave interferometers and electromagnetic telescopes. The aim of this paper is to quantify the multi-messenger potential of space-based interferometers with arm-lengths between 1 and 5 Gm. The Fisher Information Matrix is used to estimate the number of binaries from a model of the Milky Way which are localized on the sky by the gravitational wave detector to within 1 deg$^2$ and bright enough to be detected by a magnitude limited survey. We find, depending on the choice of GW detector characteristics, limiting magnitude, and observing strategy, that up to a few hundred gravitational wave sources could be detected in electromagnetic follow-up observations.

Littenberg, Tyson B; Nelemans, Gijs; Cornish, Neil J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope Near-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of the Bright CEMP-no Star BD+44 493  

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We present an elemental-abundance analysis, in the near-ultraviolet (NUV) spectral range, for the extremely metal-poor star BD+44 493, a 9th magnitude sub-giant with [Fe/H] = -3.8 and enhanced carbon, based on data acquired with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. This star is the brightest example of a class of objects that, unlike the great majority of carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP) stars, does not exhibit over-abundances of heavy neutron-capture elements (CEMP-no). In this paper, we validate the abundance determinations for a number of species that were previously studied in the optical region, and obtain strong upper limits for beryllium and boron, as well as for neutron-capture elements from zirconium to platinum, many of which are not accessible from ground-based spectra. The boron upper limit we obtain for BD+44 493, logeps(B) < -0.70, the first such measurement for a CEMP star, is the lowest yet found for very and extremely metal-poor stars. In addition, we ob...

Placco, Vinicius; Roederer, Ian; Cowan, John; Frebel, Anna; Filler, Dan; Ivans, Inese I; Lawler, James E; Schatz, Hendrik; Sneden, Christopher; Sobeck, Jennifer; Aoki, Wako; Smith, Verne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image Collection Optimization in the Design and Operation of Lightweight, Low Areal-Density Space Telescopes  

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the demand for imagery have two major objectives: 1) efficient global Earth coverage and 2) responsiveness at the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY May 2008 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008. All rights reserved and Astronautics Abstract Demand for space imagery has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Scien

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THE SPACE DENSITY EVOLUTION OF WET AND DRY MERGERS IN THE CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE LEGACY SURVEY  

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We analyze 1298 merging galaxies with redshifts up to z = 0.7 from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey, taken from the catalog presented in the work of Bridge et al. By analyzing the internal colors of these systems, we show that the so-called wet and dry mergers evolve in different senses, and quantify the space densities of these systems. The local space density of wet mergers is essentially identical to the local space density of dry mergers. The evolution in the total merger rate is modest out to z {approx} 0.7, although the wet and dry populations have different evolutionary trends. At higher redshifts, dry mergers make a smaller contribution to the total merging galaxy population, but this is offset by a roughly equivalent increase in the contribution from wet mergers. By comparing the mass density function of early-type galaxies to the corresponding mass density function for merging systems, we show that not all the major mergers with the highest masses (M{sub stellar}>10{sup 11} M{sub sun}) will end up with the most massive early-type galaxies, unless the merging timescale is dramatically longer than that usually assumed. On the other hand, the usually assumed merging timescale of {approx}0.5-1 Gyr is quite consistent with the data if we suppose that only less massive early-type galaxies form via mergers. Since low-intermediate-mass ellipticals are 10-100 times more common than their most massive counterparts, the hierarchical explanation for the origin of early-type galaxies may be correct for the vast majority of early types, even if incorrect for the most massive ones.

Chou, Richard C. Y.; Abraham, Roberto G. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Bridge, Carrie R., E-mail: chou@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: abraham@astro.utoronto.ca, E-mail: bridge@astro.caltech.edu [California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of 15-second oscillations in Hubble Space Telescope observations of WZ Sagittae following the 2001 outburst  

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We report the discovery of 15-s oscillations in ultraviolet observations of WZ Sge obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope approximately one month after the peak of the 2001 outburst. This is the earliest detection of oscillations in WZ Sge following an outburst and the first time that a signal near 15 s has been seen to be dominant. The oscillations are quite strong (amplitude about 5%), but not particularly coherent. In one instance, the oscillation period changed by 0.7 s between successive observations separated by less than 1 hour. We have also found evidence for weaker signals with periods near 6.5 s in some of our data. We discuss the implications of our results for the models that have been proposed to account for the 28-s oscillations seen in quiescence. If the periods of the 15-s oscillations can be identified with the periods of revolution of material rotating about the white dwarf, the mass of the white dwarf must satisfy M_WD > 0.71 M_sun. The corresponding limit for the 6.5-s signals is M_WD > 1.03 M_sun.

C. Knigge; R. I. Hynes; D. Steeghs; K. S. Long; S. Araujo-Betancor; T. R. Marsh

2002-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND OPTICAL DATA ON SDSSJ0804+5103 (EZ Lyn) ONE YEAR AFTER OUTBURST  

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We present an ultraviolet (UV) spectrum and light curve of the short orbital period cataclysmic variable EZ Lyn obtained with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope 14 months after its dwarf nova outburst, along with ground-based optical photometry. The UV spectrum can be fit with a 13,100 K, log g = 8 white dwarf using 0.5 solar composition, while fits to the individual lines are consistent with solar abundance for Si and Al, but only 0.3 solar for C. The Discrete Fourier Transforms of the UV and optical light curves at 14 months following outburst show a prominent period at 256 s. This is the same period reported by Pavlenko in optical data obtained seven months and one year after outburst, indicating its long-term stability over several months, but this period is not evident in the pre-outburst data and is much shorter than the 12.6 minute period that was seen in observations obtained during an interval from 8 months to 2.5 yr after the 2006 outburst. In some respects, the long and short periods are similar to the behavior seen in GW Lib after its outburst but the detailed explanation for the appearance and disappearance of these periods and their relation to non-radial pulsation modes remain to be explored with theoretical models.

Szkody, Paula; Mukadam, Anjum S. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Sion, Edward M. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 (United States); Gaensicke, Boris T. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Henden, Arne [AAVSO, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Townsley, Dean, E-mail: szkody@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: mukadam@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: edward.sion@villanova.edu, E-mail: boris.gaensicke@warwick.ac.uk, E-mail: arne@aavso.org, E-mail: Dean.M.Townsley@ua.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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100 Times Faster and 3 Times Sharper: Background-Dominated Observations of Stellar Populations with an 8-meter Optical-UV Space Telescope  

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An 8 m successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) would make incredible gains in the study of stellar populations, especially in the Local Group. If diffraction-limited at 0.5 microns, the "Next HST" could produce high-resolution imaging of faint sources over a wide field in 1 percent of the time needed with the HST. With these capabilities, photometry of the ancient main sequence could be obtained for many sight-lines through Local Group galaxies, thus determining directly the ages of their structures and providing a formation history for the Local Group populations.

Thomas M. Brown

2002-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A cryogenic liquid-mirror telescope on the moon to study the early universe  

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We have studied the feasibility and scientific potential of zenith observing liquid mirror telescopes having 20 to 100 m diameters located on the moon. They would carry out deep infrared surveys to study the distant universe and follow up discoveries made with the 6 m James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), with more detailed images and spectroscopic studies. They could detect objects 100 times fainter than JWST, observing the first, high-red shift stars in the early universe and their assembly into galaxies. We explored the scientific opportunities, key technologies and optimum location of such telescopes. We have demonstrated critical technologies. For example, the primary mirror would necessitate a high-reflectivity liquid that does not evaporate in the lunar vacuum and remains liquid at less than 100K: We have made a crucial demonstration by successfully coating an ionic liquid that has negligible vapor pressure. We also successfully experimented with a liquid mirror spinning on a superconducting bearing, as will be needed for the cryogenic, vacuum environment of the telescope. We have investigated issues related to lunar locations, concluding that locations within a few km of a pole are ideal for deep sky cover and long integration times. We have located ridges and crater rims within 0.5 degrees of the North Pole that are illuminated for at least some sun angles during lunar winter, providing power and temperature control. We also have identified potential problems, like lunar dust. Issues raised by our preliminary study demand additional in-depth analyses. These issues must be fully examined as part of a scientific debate we hope to start with the present article.

Roger Angel; Simon P. Worden; Ermanno F. Borra; Daniel J. Eisenstein; Bernard Foing; Paul Hickson; Jean-Luc Josset; Ki Bui Ma; Omar Seddiki; Suresh Sivanandam; Simon Thibault; Paul van Susante

2008-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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NEAR-INFRARED IMAGING OF A z = 6.42 QUASAR HOST GALAXY WITH THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3  

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We report on deep near-infrared F125W (J) and F160W (H) Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 images of the z = 6.42 quasar J1148+5251 to attempt to detect rest-frame near-ultraviolet emission from the host galaxy. These observations included contemporaneous observations of a nearby star of similar near-infrared colors to measure temporal variations in the telescope and instrument point-spread function (PSF). We subtract the quasar point source using both this direct PSF and a model PSF. Using direct subtraction, we measure an upper limit for the quasar host galaxy of m{sub J} > 22.8 and m{sub H} > 23.0 AB mag (2 {sigma}). After subtracting our best model PSF, we measure a limiting surface brightness from 0.''3 to 0.''5 radius of {mu}{sub J} > 23.5 and {mu}{sub H} > 23.7 AB mag arcsec{sup -2} (2 {sigma}). We test the ability of the model subtraction method to recover the host galaxy flux by simulating host galaxies with varying integrated magnitude, effective radius, and Sersic index, and conducting the same analysis. These models indicate that the surface brightness limit ({mu}{sub J} > 23.5 AB mag arcsec{sup -2}) corresponds to an integrated upper limit of m{sub J} > 22-23 AB mag, consistent with the direct subtraction method. Combined with existing far-infrared observations, this gives an infrared excess log (IRX) > 1.0 and corresponding ultraviolet spectral slope {beta} > -1.2 {+-} 0.2. These values match those of most local luminous infrared galaxies, but are redder than those of almost all local star-forming galaxies and z {approx_equal} 6 Lyman break galaxies.

Mechtley, M.; Windhorst, R. A.; Cohen, S. H.; Jansen, R. A.; Scannapieco, E. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Ryan, R. E.; Koekemoer, A. M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Schneider, G.; Fan, X. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Hathi, N. P. [Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Keel, W. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 (United States); Roettgering, H. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA, Leiden (Netherlands); Schneider, D. P. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Strauss, M. A. [Princeton University Observatory, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Yan, H. J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Missouri, 701 South College Ave, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)

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Frequency and initiation of debris flows in Grand Canyon, Arizona Peter G. Griffiths and Robert H. Webb  

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: Floods; 1860 Hydrology: Runoff and streamflow; KEYWORDS: debris flows, mass wasting, geomorphology, Grand and remove or reposition boulders [Webb et al., 1989]. Boulders in the river are also subject to slow, long., 1994; Webb et al., 1999b] owing to debris flow deposition. The large boulders deposited in the river

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Hubble Space Telescope Grism Spectroscopy of Extreme Starbursts Across Cosmic Time: The Role of Dwarf Galaxies in the Star Formation History of the Universe  

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Near infrared slitless spectroscopy with the Wide Field Camera 3, onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, offers a unique opportunity to study low-mass galaxy populations at high-redshift ($z\\sim$1-2). While most high$-z$ surveys are biased towards massive galaxies, we are able to select sources via their emission lines that have very-faint continua. We investigate the star formation rate (SFR)-stellar mass ($M_{\\star}$) relation for about 1000 emission-line galaxies identified over a wide redshift range of $0.3 \\lesssim z \\lesssim 2.3$. We use the H$_{\\alpha}$ emission as an accurate SFR indicator and correct the broadband photometry for the strong nebular contribution to derive accurate stellar masses down to $M_{\\star} \\sim 10^{7} M_{\\odot}$. We focus here on a subsample of galaxies that show extremely strong emission lines (EELGs) with rest-frame equivalent widths ranging from 200 to 1500 \\AA. This population consists of outliers to the normal SFR-$M_{\\star}$ sequence with much higher specific SFRs ($> 10$ Gy...

Atek, Hakim; Pacifici, Camilla; Malkan, Matthew; Charlot, Stephane; Lee, Janice; Bedregal, Alejandro; Bunker, Andrew J; Colbert, James W; Dressler, Alan; Hathi, Nimish; Lehnert, Matthew; Martin, Crystal L; McCarthy, Patrick; Rafelski, Marc; Ross, Nathaniel; Siana, Brian; Teplitz, Harry I

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Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Kepler-field cluster NGC 6819. I. The bottom of the white dwarf cooling sequence  

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We use Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to reach the end of the white dwarf (WD) cooling sequence (CS) in the solar-metallicity open cluster NGC 6819. Our photometry and completeness tests show a sharp drop in the number of WDs along the CS at magnitudes fainter than mF606W = 26.050+/- 0.075. This implies an age of 2.25+/-0.20 Gyr, consistent with the age of 2.25+/-0.30 Gyr obtained from fits to the main-sequence turn-off. The use of different WD cooling models and initial-final-mass relations have a minor impact the WD age estimate, at the level of ~0.1 Gyr. As an important by-product of this investigation we also release, in electronic format, both the catalogue of all the detected sources and the atlases of the region (in two filters). Indeed, this patch of sky studied by HST (of size ~70 arcmin sq.) is entirely within the main Kepler-mission field, so the high-resolution images and deep catalogues will be particularly useful.

Bedin, L R; Anderson, J; Cassisi, S; Milone, A P; Piotto, G; King, I R; Bergeron, P; .,

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The Structure of Nuclear Star Clusters in Nearby Late-type Spiral Galaxies from Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Imaging  

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We obtained Hubble Space Telescope/Wide Field Camera 3 imaging of a sample of ten of the nearest and brightest nuclear clusters residing in late-type spiral galaxies, in seven bands that span the near-ultraviolet to the near-infrared. Structural properties of the clusters were measured by fitting two-dimensional surface brightness profiles to the images using GALFIT. The clusters exhibit a wide range of structural properties. For six of the ten clusters in our sample, we find changes in the effective radius with wavelength, suggesting radially varying stellar populations. In four of the objects, the effective radius increases with wavelength, indicating the presence of a younger population which is more concentrated than the bulk of the stars in the cluster. However, we find a general decrease in effective radius with wavelength in two of the objects in our sample, which may indicate extended, circumnuclear star formation. We also find a general trend of increasing roundness of the clusters at longer waveleng...

Carson, Daniel J; Seth, Anil C; Brok, Mark den; Cappelari, Michele; Greene, Jenny E; Ho, Luis C; Neumayer, Nadine

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A Spitzer Space Telescope Far-infrared Spectral Atlas of Compact Sources in the Magellanic Clouds. II. The Small Magellanic Cloud  

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We present far-infrared spectra, ? = 52-93?m, obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope in the spectral energy distribution mode of its Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer instrument, of a selection of luminous compact far-infrared sources in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). These comprise nine young stellar objects (YSOs), the compact H II region N81 and a similar object within N84, and two red supergiants (RSGs). We use the spectra to constrain the presence and temperature of cool dust and the excitation conditions within the neutral and ionized gas, in the circumstellar environments and interfaces with the surrounding interstellar medium. We compare these results with those obtained in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The spectra of the sources in N81 (of which we also show the Infrared Space Observatory-Long-wavelength Spectrograph spectrum between 50 and 170?m) and N84 both display strong [O I] ?63?m and [O III] ?88?m fine-structure line emission. We attribute these lines to strong shocks and photo-ionized gas, respectively, in a "champagne flow" scenario. The nitrogen content of these two H II regions is very low, definitely N(N)/N(O) N(N)/N(O) efficiency of the photo-electric effect to heat the gas is found to be indistinguishable to that measured in the same manner in the LMC, ?0.1%-0.3%. This may result from higher cloud-core densities, or smaller grains, in the SMC. The dust associated with the two RSGs in our SMC sample is cool, and we argue that it is swept-up interstellar dust, or formed (or grew) within the bow-shock, rather than dust produced in these metal-poor RSGs themselves. Strong emission from crystalline water-ice is detected in at least one YSO. The spectra constitute a valuable resource for the planning and interpretation of observations with the Herschel Space Observatory and the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy.

Jacco Th. van Loon; Joana M. Oliveira; Karl D. Gordon; G. C. Sloan; C. W. Engelbracht

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Stroke amplifier for deformable mirrors Robert H. Webb, Marc J. Albanese, Yaopeng Zhou, Thomas Bifano, and  

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Stroke amplifier for deformable mirrors Robert H. Webb, Marc J. Albanese, Yaopeng Zhou, Thomas stroke of a deformable mirror. By arranging for the wavefront to traverse the deformable mirror more than to produce lower- cost mirrors. Unfortunately, most commercial MEMS mirrors have only a limited stroke

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Type Ia Supernova Discoveries at z>1 From the Hubble Space Telescope: Evidence for Past Deceleration and Constraints on Dark Energy Evolution  

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We have discovered 16 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and have used them to provide the first conclusive evidence for cosmic deceleration that preceded the current epoch of cosmic acceleration. These objects, discovered during the course of the GOODS ACS Treasury program, include 6 of the 7 highest-redshift SNe Ia known, all at z>1.25, and populate the Hubble diagram in unexplored territory. The luminosity distances to these and 170 previous SNe Ia are provided. A purely kinematic interpretation of the SN Ia sample provides evidence at the > 99% confidence level for a transition from deceleration to acceleration or similarly, strong evidence for a cosmic jerk. Using a simple model of the expansion history, the transition between the two epochs is constrained to be at z=0.46 +/- 0.13. The data are consistent with the cosmic concordance model of Omega_M ~ 0.3, Omega_Lambda~0.7 (chi^2_dof=1.06), and are inconsistent with a simple model of evolution or dust as an alternative to dark energy. For a flat Universe with a cosmological constant. When combined with external flat-Universe constraints we find w=-1.02 + 0.13 - 0.19 (and $dark energy, P = w\\rho c^2. Joint constraints on both the recent equation of state of dark energy, $w_0$, and its time evolution, dw/dz, are a factor of ~8 more precise than its first estimate and twice as precise as those without the SNe Ia discovered with HST. Our constraints are consistent with the static nature of and value of w expected for a cosmological constant (i.e., w_0 = -1.0, dw/dz = 0), and are inconsistent with very rapid evolution of dark energy. We address consequences of evolving dark energy for the fate of the Universe.

Adam G. Riess; Louis-Gregory Strolger; John Tonry; Stefano Casertano; Henry C. Ferguson; Bahram Mobasher; Peter Challis; Alexei V. Filippenko; Saurabh Jha; Weidong Li; Ryan Chornock; Robert P. Kirshner; Bruno Leibundgut; Mark Dickinson; Mario Livio; Mauro Giavalisco; Charles C. Steidel; Narciso Benitez; Zlatan Tsvetanov

2004-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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New Hubble Space Telescope Discoveries of Type Ia Supernovae at z > 1: Narrowing Constraints on the Early Behavior of Dark Energy  

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We have discovered 21 new Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and have used them to trace the history of cosmic expansion over the last 10 billion years. These objects, which include 13 spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia at z > 1, were discovered during 14 epochs of reimaging of the GOODS fields North and South over two years with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on HST. Together with a recalibration of our previous HST-discovered SNe Ia, the full sample of 23 SNe Ia at z > 1 provides the highest-redshift sample known. Combined with previous SN Ia datasets, we measured H(z) at discrete, uncorrelated epochs, reducing the uncertainty of H(z>1) from 50% to under 20%, strengthening the evidence for a cosmic jerk--the transition from deceleration in the past to acceleration in the present. The unique leverage of the HST high-redshift SNe Ia provides the first meaningful constraint on the dark energy equation-of-state parameter at z >1. The result remains consistent with a cosmological constant (w(z)=-1), and rules out rapidly evolving dark energy (dw/dz >>1). The defining property of dark energy, its negative pressure, appears to be present at z>1, in the epoch preceding acceleration, with ~98% confidence in our primary fit. Moreover, the z>1 sample-averaged spectral energy distribution is consistent with that of the typical SN Ia over the last 10 Gyr, indicating that any spectral evolution of the properties of SNe Ia with redshift is still below our detection threshold.

Adam G. Riess; Louis-Gregory Strolger; Stefano Casertano; Henry C. Ferguson; Bahram Mobasher; Ben Gold; Peter J. Challis; Alexei V. Filippenko; Saurabh Jha; Weidong Li; John Tonry; Ryan Foley; Robert P. Kirshner; Mark Dickinson; Emily MacDonald; Daniel Eisenstein; Mario Livio; Josh Younger; Chun Xu; Tomas Dahlen; Daniel Stern

2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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SCALING RELATIONS AND OVERABUNDANCE OF MASSIVE CLUSTERS AT z {approx}> 1 FROM WEAK-LENSING STUDIES WITH THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE  

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We present weak gravitational lensing analysis of 22 high-redshift (z {approx}> 1) clusters based on Hubble Space Telescope images. Most clusters in our sample provide significant lensing signals and are well detected in their reconstructed two-dimensional mass maps. Combining the current results and our previous weak-lensing studies of five other high-z clusters, we compare gravitational lensing masses of these clusters with other observables. We revisit the question whether the presence of the most massive clusters in our sample is in tension with the current {Lambda}CDM structure formation paradigm. We find that the lensing masses are tightly correlated with the gas temperatures and establish, for the first time, the lensing mass-temperature relation at z {approx}> 1. For the power-law slope of the M-T{sub X} relation (M{proportional_to}T{sup {alpha}}), we obtain {alpha} = 1.54 {+-} 0.23. This is consistent with the theoretical self-similar prediction {alpha} = 3/2 and with the results previously reported in the literature for much lower redshift samples. However, our normalization is lower than the previous results by 20%-30%, indicating that the normalization in the M-T{sub X} relation might evolve. After correcting for Eddington bias and updating the discovery area with a more conservative choice, we find that the existence of the most massive clusters in our sample still provides a tension with the current {Lambda}CDM model. The combined probability of finding the four most massive clusters in this sample after the marginalization over cosmological parameters is less than 1%.

Jee, M. J.; Lubin, L.; Stanford, S. A. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Dawson, K. S.; Harris, D. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Hoekstra, H. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Leiden (Netherlands); Perlmutter, S.; Suzuki, N.; Meyers, J.; Barbary, K. [E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley CA 94720 (United States); Rosati, P. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748, Garching (Germany); Brodwin, M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Koester, B.; Gladders, M. D. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Postman, M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Barrientos, F. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Eisenhardt, P. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Ford, H. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Gilbank, D. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University Of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Gonzalez, A. [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2055 (United States)

2011-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Ultracompact Blue Dwarf Galaxy HS 0822+3542: An Assembling Galaxy in a Local Void?  

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We present deep U, narrow-V, and I-band images of the ultracompact blue dwarf galaxy HS 0822+3542, obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys / High Resolution Channel of the Hubble Space Telescope. This object is extremely metal-poor (12 + log(O/H) = 7.45) and resides in a nearby void. The images resolve it into two physically separate components that were previously described as star clusters in a single galaxy. The primary component is only \\~100 pc in maximum extent, and consists of starburst region surrounded by a ring-like structure of relatively redder stars. The secondary component is ~50 pc in size and lies at a projected distance of ~80 pc away from the primary, and is also actively star-forming. We estimate masses ~10^7 M(sol) and ~10^6 M(sol) for the two components, based on their luminosities, with an associated dynamical timescale for the system of a few Myr. This timescale and the structure of the components suggests that a collision between them triggered their starbursts. The spectral energy distributions of both components can be fitted by the combination of recent (few Myr old) starburst and an evolved (several Gyr old) underlying stellar population, similar to larger blue compact dwarf galaxies. This indicates that despite its metal deficiency the object is not forming its first generation of stars. However, the small sizes and masses of the two components suggests that HS 0822+3542 represents a dwarf galaxy in the process of assembling from clumps of stars intermediate in size between globular clusters and objects previously classified as galaxies. Its relatively high ratio of neutral gas mass to stellar mass (~1) and high specific star formation rate, log(SFR/M(sol) = -9.2, suggests that it is still converting much of its gas to stars.

Michael R. Corbin; William D. Vacca; John E. Hibbard; Rachel Somerville; Rogier A. Windhorst

2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EMISSION-LINE GALAXIES FROM THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE PROBING EVOLUTION AND REIONIZATION SPECTROSCOPICALLY (PEARS) GRISM SURVEY. I. THE SOUTH FIELDS  

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We present results of a search for emission-line galaxies (ELGs) in the southern fields of the Hubble Space Telescope Probing Evolution And Reionization Spectroscopically (PEARS) grism survey. The PEARS South Fields consist of five Advanced Camera for Surveys pointings (including the Hubble Ultra Deep Field) with the G800L grism for a total of 120 orbits, revealing thousands of faint object spectra in the GOODS-South region of the sky. ELGs are one subset of objects that are prevalent among the grism spectra. Using a two-dimensional detection and extraction procedure, we find 320 emission lines originating from 226 galaxy 'knots' within 192 individual galaxies. Line identification results in 118 new grism-spectroscopic redshifts for galaxies in the GOODS-South Field. We measure emission-line fluxes using standard Gaussian fitting techniques. At the resolution of the grism data, the H{beta} and [O III] doublet are blended. However, by fitting two Gaussian components to the H{beta} and [O III] features, we find that many of the PEARS ELGs have high [O III]/H{beta} ratios compared to other galaxy samples of comparable luminosities. The star formation rates of the ELGs are presented, as well as a sample of distinct giant star-forming regions at z {approx} 0.1-0.5 across individual galaxies. We find that the radial distances of these H II regions in general reside near the galaxies' optical continuum half-light radii, similar to those of giant H II regions in local galaxies.

Straughn, Amber N.; Gardner, Jonathan P. [Astrophysics Science Division, Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 665, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Pirzkal, Norbert; Grogin, Norman; Panagia, Nino [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Meurer, Gerhardt R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Cohen, Seth H.; Windhorst, Rogier A.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Rhoads, James; Jansen, Rolf A. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Hathi, Nimish P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Di Serego Alighieri, Sperello [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Gronwall, Caryl [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Walsh, Jeremy [ESO Space Telescope European Co-ordinating Facility, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Pasquali, Anna [Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Xu, Chun [Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, 200083 Shanghai (China)], E-mail: Amber.N.Straughn@nasa.gov

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hubble Space Telescope Cluster Supernova Survey. V. Improving the Dark-energy Constraints above z > 1 and Building an Early-type-hosted Supernova Sample  

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We present Advanced Camera for Surveys, NICMOS, and Keck adaptive-optics-assisted photometry of 20TypeIa supernovae (SNeIa) from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cluster Supernova Survey. The SNeIa were discovered over the redshift interval 0.623 z z = 1, thereby nearly doubling the statistical weight of HST-discovered SNeIa beyond this redshift. Our detailed analysis corrects for the recently identified correlation between SNIa luminosity and host galaxy mass and corrects the NICMOS zero point at the count rates appropriate for very distant SNeIa. Adding these SNe improves the best combined constraint on dark-energy density, ?DE(z), at redshifts 1.0 z ? = 0.729 0.014 (68% confidence level (CL) including systematic errors). For a flat wCDM model, we measure a constant dark-energy equation-of-state parameter w = 1.013+0.068 0.073 (68% CL). Curvature is constrained to ?0.7% in the owCDM model and to ?2% in a model in which dark energy is allowed to vary with parameters w 0 and wa . Further tightening the constraints on the time evolution of dark energy will require several improvements, including high-quality multi-passband photometry of a sample of several dozen z > 1 SNeIa. We describe how such a sample could be efficiently obtained by targeting cluster fields with WFC3 on board HST. The updated supernova Union2.1 compilation of 580 SNe is available at http://supernova.lbl.gov/Union.

N. Suzuki; D. Rubin; C. Lidman; G. Aldering; R. Amanullah; K. Barbary; L. F. Barrientos; J. Botyanszki; M. Brodwin; N. Connolly; K. S. Dawson; A. Dey; M. Doi; M. Donahue; S. Deustua; P. Eisenhardt; E. Ellingson; L. Faccioli; V. Fadeyev; H. K. Fakhouri; A. S. Fruchter; D. G. Gilbank; M. D. Gladders; G. Goldhaber; A. H. Gonzalez; A. Goobar; A. Gude; T. Hattori; H. Hoekstra; E. Hsiao; X. Huang; Y. Ihara; M. J. Jee; D. Johnston; N. Kashikawa; B. Koester; K. Konishi; M. Kowalski; E. V. Linder; L. Lubin; J. Melbourne; J. Meyers; T. Morokuma; F. Munshi; C. Mullis; T. Oda; N. Panagia; S. Perlmutter; M. Postman; T. Pritchard; J. Rhodes; P. Ripoche; P. Rosati; D. J. Schlegel; A. Spadafora; S. A. Stanford; V. Stanishev; D. Stern; M. Strovink; N. Takanashi; K. Tokita; M. Wagner; L. Wang; N. Yasuda; H. K. C. Yee; The Supernova Cosmology Project

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Private foundation plans space telescope  

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... in an e-mail. He adds, however, that raising several hundred million dollars in private funds is way more than has ever been even talked about. ...

Ron Cowen

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A DEEP HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SEARCH FOR ESCAPING LYMAN CONTINUUM FLUX AT z {approx} 1.3: EVIDENCE FOR AN EVOLVING IONIZING EMISSIVITY  

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We have obtained deep Hubble Space Telescope far-UV images of 15 starburst galaxies at z {approx} 1.3 in the GOODS fields to search for escaping Lyman continuum (LyC) photons. These are the deepest far-UV images (m{sub AB} = 28.7, 3{sigma}, 1'' diameter) over this large an area (4.83 arcmin{sup 2}) and provide some of the best escape fraction constraints for any galaxies at any redshift. We do not detect any individual galaxies, with 3{sigma} limits to the LyC ({approx}700 A) flux 50-149 times fainter (in f{sub {nu}}) than the rest-frame UV (1500 A) continuum fluxes. Correcting for the mean intergalactic medium (IGM) attenuation (factor {approx}2), as well as an intrinsic stellar Lyman break (factor {approx}3), these limits translate to relative escape fraction limits of f{sub esc,rel} < [0.03, 0.21]. The stacked limit is f{sub esc,rel}(3{sigma}) < 0.02. We use a Monte Carlo simulation to properly account for the expected distribution of line-of-sight IGM opacities. When including constraints from previous surveys at z {approx} 1.3 we find that, at the 95% confidence level, no more than 8% of star-forming galaxies at z {approx} 1.3 can have relative escape fractions greater than 0.50. Alternatively, if the majority of galaxies have low, but non-zero, escaping LyC, the escape fraction cannot be more than 0.04. In light of some evidence for strong LyC emission from UV-faint regions of Lyman break galaxies (LBGs) at z {approx} 3, we also stack sub-regions of our galaxies with different surface brightnesses and detect no significant LyC flux at the f{sub esc,rel} < 0.03 level. Both the stacked limits and the limits from the Monte Carlo simulation suggest that the average ionizing emissivity (relative to non-ionizing UV emissivity) at z {approx} 1.3 is significantly lower than has been observed in LBGs at z {approx} 3. If the ionizing emissivity of star-forming galaxies is in fact increasing with redshift, it would help to explain the high photoionization rates seen in the IGM at z>4 and reionization of the IGM at z>6.

Siana, Brian; Bridge, Carrie R. [California Institute of Technology, MS 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Teplitz, Harry I.; Chary, Ranga-Ram; Colbert, James W.; Scarlata, Claudia [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, 220-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Ferguson, Henry C.; Brown, Thomas M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Giavalisco, Mauro [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Dickinson, Mark [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); De Mello, Duilia F. [Department of Physics, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20064 (United States); Conselice, Christopher J. [University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Gardner, Jonathan P. [Astrophysics Science Division, Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Code 665, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. III. CORRELATED PROPERTIES OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE AND THEIR HOSTS AT 0.9 < z < 1.46  

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Using the sample of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cluster Supernova Survey and augmented with HST-observed SNe Ia in the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) fields, we search for correlations between the properties of SNe and their host galaxies at high redshift. We use galaxy color and quantitative morphology to determine the red sequence in 25 clusters and develop a model to distinguish passively evolving early-type galaxies from star-forming galaxies in both clusters and the field. With this approach, we identify 6 SN Ia hosts that are early-type cluster members and 11 SN Ia hosts that are early-type field galaxies. We confirm for the first time at z > 0.9 that SNe Ia hosted by early-type galaxies brighten and fade more quickly than SNe Ia hosted by late-type galaxies. We also show that the two samples of hosts produce SNe Ia with similar color distributions. The relatively simple spectral energy distributions expected for passive galaxies enable us to measure stellar masses of early-type SN hosts. In combination with stellar mass estimates of late-type GOODS SN hosts from Thomson and Chary, we investigate the correlation of host mass with Hubble residual observed at lower redshifts. Although the sample is small and the uncertainties are large, a hint of this relation is found at z > 0.9. By simultaneously fitting the average cluster galaxy formation history and dust content to the red-sequence scatters, we show that the reddening of early-type cluster SN hosts is likely E(B - V) {approx}< 0.06. The similarity of the field and cluster early-type host samples suggests that field early-type galaxies that lie on the red sequence may also be minimally affected by dust. Hence, the early-type-hosted SNe Ia studied here occupy a more favorable environment to use as well-characterized high-redshift standard candles than other SNe Ia.

Meyers, J.; Barbary, K.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Goldhaber, G. [Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Aldering, G.; Faccioli, L.; Hsiao, E. [E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Barrientos, L. F. [Departmento de Astronomia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Brodwin, M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Dawson, K. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Deustua, S.; Fruchter, A. S. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Doi, M.; Ihara, Y. [Institute of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Eisenhardt, P. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Gilbank, D. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University Of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 (Canada); Gladders, M. D. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Gonzalez, A. H. [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Hattori, T. [Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650 North Aohaku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Kashikawa, N., E-mail: jmeyers314@berkeley.edu [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project; and others

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THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE  

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We present Advanced Camera for Surveys, NICMOS, and Keck adaptive-optics-assisted photometry of 20 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cluster Supernova Survey. The SNe Ia were discovered over the redshift interval 0.623 < z < 1.415. Of these SNe Ia, 14 pass our strict selection cuts and are used in combination with the world's sample of SNe Ia to derive the best current constraints on dark energy. Of our new SNe Ia, 10 are beyond redshift z = 1, thereby nearly doubling the statistical weight of HST-discovered SNe Ia beyond this redshift. Our detailed analysis corrects for the recently identified correlation between SN Ia luminosity and host galaxy mass and corrects the NICMOS zero point at the count rates appropriate for very distant SNe Ia. Adding these SNe improves the best combined constraint on dark-energy density, {rho}{sub DE}(z), at redshifts 1.0 < z < 1.6 by 18% (including systematic errors). For a flat {Lambda}CDM universe, we find {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} = 0.729 {+-} 0.014 (68% confidence level (CL) including systematic errors). For a flat wCDM model, we measure a constant dark-energy equation-of-state parameter w = -1.013{sup +0.068}{sub -0.073} (68% CL). Curvature is constrained to {approx}0.7% in the owCDM model and to {approx}2% in a model in which dark energy is allowed to vary with parameters w{sub 0} and w{sub a} . Further tightening the constraints on the time evolution of dark energy will require several improvements, including high-quality multi-passband photometry of a sample of several dozen z > 1 SNe Ia. We describe how such a sample could be efficiently obtained by targeting cluster fields with WFC3 on board HST. The updated supernova Union2.1 compilation of 580 SNe is available at http://supernova.lbl.gov/Union.

Suzuki, N.; Rubin, D.; Aldering, G.; Barbary, K.; Faccioli, L.; Fakhouri, H. K. [E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Lidman, C. [Australian Astronomical Observatory, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia); Amanullah, R.; Botyanszki, J. [Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Barrientos, L. F. [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Brodwin, M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Connolly, N. [Department of Physics, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13323 (United States); Dawson, K. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Dey, A. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 (United States); Doi, M. [Institute of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan); Donahue, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Deustua, S. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Eisenhardt, P. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Ellingson, E. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, 389 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Fadeyev, V., E-mail: nsuzuki@lbl.gov, E-mail: rubind@berkeley.edu, E-mail: clidman@aao.gov.au [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 94064 (United States); Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project; and others

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermophysical property predictions of propane, propylene and their mixtures by Benedict-Webb-Rubin type equations of state  

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THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY PREDICTIONS OF PROPANE, PROPYLENE AND THEIR MIXTURES BY BENEDICT-WEBB-RUBIN TYPE EQUATIONS OF STATE A Thesis by PRAMOD KUMAR BENGANI 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: Chemical Engineering THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY PREDICTIONS OF PROPANE, PROPYLENE AND THEIR MIXTURES BY BENEDICT-WEBB-RUBIN TYPE EQUATIONS OF STATE A Thesis...

Bengani, Pramod Kumar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD  

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in improving overall project management performance results Lessons learned - NASA James Webb Space Telescope (NASA) Project Management Institute view on the pulse of...

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Large-Aperture Segmented Mirror Telescope Design Concept  

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(ATLAS) Telescope: A Technology Roadmap for the Next Decade Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc Postman .............................................................................................13 5 Technology Roadmap................................................................109 #12;Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope: A Technology Roadmap for the Next Decade 2

Sirianni, Marco

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BNL | Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)  

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Large Synoptic Survey Telescope About LSST Digital Sensor Array Brookhaven & Physics of the Universe LSST Project Website LSST: Providing an Unprecedented View of the Cosmos rendering of the LSST site in Chile A revolutionary 3.2 gigapixel camera mounted in a massive ground-based telescope will produce unprecedented views of the cosmos, driving discoveries with the widest, densest, and most complete images of our universe ever captured. New Visions The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will peer into space as no other telescope can. This new facility will create an unparalleled wide-field astronomical survey of our universe - wider and deeper in volume than all previous telescopes combined. The combination of a 3200 megapixel camera sensor array, a powerful supercomputer, a cutting-edge data processing and

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Space  

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Energy Earth Materials Science Technology The Lab All Paul Johnson Unusual light in dark space revealed by Los Alamos, NASA By looking at the dark spaces between visible...

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array Large Size Telescope  

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The two arrays of the Very High Energy gamma-ray observatory Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will include four Large Size Telescopes (LSTs) each with a 23 m diameter dish and 28 m focal distance. These telescopes will enable CTA to achieve a low-energy threshold of 20 GeV, which is critical for important studies in astrophysics, astroparticle physics and cosmology. This work presents the key specifications and performance of the current LST design in the light of the CTA scientific objectives.

Ambrosi, G; Baba, H; Bamba, A; Barcel, M; de Almeida, U Barres; Barrio, J A; Bigas, O Blanch; Boix, J; Brunetti, L; Carmona, E; Chabanne, E; Chikawa, M; Colin, P; Conteras, J L; Cortina, J; Dazzi, F; Deangelis, A; Deleglise, G; Delgado, C; Daz, C; Dubois, F; Fiasson, A; Fink, D; Fouque, N; Freixas, L; Fruck, C; Gadola, A; Garca, R; Gascon, D; Geffroy, N; Giglietto, N; Giordano, F; Graena, F; Gunji, S; Hagiwara, R; Hamer, N; Hanabata, Y; Hassan, T; Hatanaka, K; Haubold, T; Hayashida, M; Hermel, R; Herranz, D; Hirotani, K; Inoue, S; Inoue, Y; Ioka, K; Jablonski, C; Kagaya, M; Katagiri, H; Kishimoto, T; Kodani, K; Kohri, K; Konno, Y; Koyama, S; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; Lamanna, G; Flour, T Le; Lpez-Moya, M; Lpez, R; Lorenz, E; Majumdar, P; Manalaysay, A; Mariotti, M; Martnez, G; Martnez, M; Mazin, D; Miranda, J M; Mirzoyan, R; Monteiro, I; Moralejo, A; Murase, K; Nagataki, S; Nakajima, D; Nakamori, T; Nishijima, K; Noda, K; Nozato, A; Ohira, Y; Ohishi, M; Ohoka, H; Okumura, A; Orito, R; Panazol, J L; Paneque, D; Paoletti, R; Paredes, J M; Pauletta, G; Podkladkin, S; Prast, J; Rando, R; Reimann, O; Rib, M; Rosier-Lees, S; Saito, K; Saito, T; Saito, Y; Sakaki, N; Sakonaka, R; Sanuy, A; Sasaki, H; Sawada, M; Scalzotto, V; Schultz, S; Schweizer, T; Shibata, T; Shu, S; Sieiro, J; Stamatescu, V; Steiner, S; Straumann, U; Sugawara, R; Tajima, H; Takami, H; Tanaka, S; Tanaka, M; Tejedor, L A; Terada, Y; Teshima, M; Totani, T; Ueno, H; Umehara, K; Vollhardt, A; Wagner, R; Wetteskind, H; Yamamoto, T; Yamazaki, R; Yoshida, A; Yoshida, T; Yoshikoshi, T

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Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Stephen W. Webb  

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Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Gas-Phase Diffusion in Porous Media: Comparison of Models Stephen W. Webb Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87 185 ABSTRACT Two models are commonly used to analyze gas- phase diffusion in porous media in the presence of advection, the Advective-Dispersive Model (ADM) and the Dusty-gas Model (DGM). The ADM, which is used in TOUGH2, is based on a simple linear addition of advection calculated by Darcy's law and ordinary diffusion using Fick's law with a porosity- tortuosity-gas saturation multiplier to account for the porous medium. Another approach for gas-phase transport in porous media is the Dusty-Gas Model. This model applies the kinetic theory of gases to the gaseous components and the porous media (or "dust") to combine transport due to diffusion and

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Ray-tracing for coordinate knowledge in the JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module  

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We describe the matrix/vector ray tracing methods used to maintain pupil and image position knowledge in the James Webb Space Telescope Optical Telescope Element Simulator. These prove...

Sabatke, Derek S

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Alignment telescope for Antares  

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The Antares Automatic Alignment System employs a specially designed telescope for alignment of its laser beamlines. There are two telescopes in the system, and since each telescope is a primary alignment reference, stringent boresight accuracy and stability over the focus range were required. Optical and mechanical designs, which meet this requirement as well as that of image quality over a wide wavelength band, are described. Special test techniques for initial assembly and alignment of the telescope are also presented. The telescope, which has a 180-mm aperture FK51-KZF2 type glass doublet objective, requires a boresight accuracy of 2.8 ..mu..rad at two focal lengths, and object distances between 11 meters and infinity. Travel of a smaller secondary doublet provides focus from 11 m to infinity with approximately 7.8 m effective focal length. By flipping in a third doublet, the effective focal length is reduced to 2.5 m. Telescope alignment was accomplished by using a rotary air bearing to establish an axis in front of the system and placing the focus of a Laser Unequal Path Interferometer (LUPI) at the image plane.

Appert, Q.D.; Swann, T.A.; Ward, J.H.; Hardesty, C.; Wright, L.

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DUST EXTINCTION FROM BALMER DECREMENTS OF STAR-FORMING GALAXIES AT 0.75 {<=} z {<=} 1.5 WITH HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE/WIDE-FIELD-CAMERA 3 SPECTROSCOPY FROM THE WFC3 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC PARALLEL SURVEY  

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Spectroscopic observations of H{alpha} and H{beta} emission lines of 128 star-forming galaxies in the redshift range 0.75 {<=} z {<=} 1.5 are presented. These data were taken with slitless spectroscopy using the G102 and G141 grisms of the Wide-Field-Camera 3 (WFC3) on board the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the WFC3 Infrared Spectroscopic Parallel survey. Interstellar dust extinction is measured from stacked spectra that cover the Balmer decrement (H{alpha}/H{beta}). We present dust extinction as a function of H{alpha} luminosity (down to 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 41} erg s{sup -1}), galaxy stellar mass (reaching 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 8} M {sub Sun }), and rest-frame H{alpha} equivalent width. The faintest galaxies are two times fainter in H{alpha} luminosity than galaxies previously studied at z {approx} 1.5. An evolution is observed where galaxies of the same H{alpha} luminosity have lower extinction at higher redshifts, whereas no evolution is found within our error bars with stellar mass. The lower H{alpha} luminosity galaxies in our sample are found to be consistent with no dust extinction. We find an anti-correlation of the [O III] {lambda}5007/H{alpha} flux ratio as a function of luminosity where galaxies with L {sub H{alpha}} < 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 41} erg s{sup -1} are brighter in [O III] {lambda}5007 than H{alpha}. This trend is evident even after extinction correction, suggesting that the increased [O III] {lambda}5007/H{alpha} ratio in low-luminosity galaxies is likely due to lower metallicity and/or higher ionization parameters.

Dominguez, A.; Siana, B.; Masters, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Henry, A. L.; Martin, C. L. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States); Scarlata, C.; Bedregal, A. G. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)] [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Malkan, M.; Ross, N. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Atek, H.; Colbert, J. W. [Spitzer Science Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)] [Spitzer Science Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Teplitz, H. I.; Rafelski, M. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)] [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); McCarthy, P.; Hathi, N. P.; Dressler, A. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States)] [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Bunker, A., E-mail: albertod@ucr.edu [Department of Physics, Oxford University, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

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AffiliAtions: Bodas-salcedo, WeBB, and John--Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom; Bony, chepfer, and  

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AffiliAtions: Bodas-salcedo, WeBB, and John--Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom; Bony-Salcedo, Met Office Hadley Centre, FitzRoy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB United Kingdom E-mail: alejandro

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The High Energy Telescope on EXIST  

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The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) is a proposed next generation multi-wavelength survey mission. The primary instrument is a High Energy telescope (HET) that conducts the deepest survey for Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs), obscured-accreting and dormant Supermassive Black Holes and Transients of all varieties for immediate followup studies by the two secondary instruments: a Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) and an Optical/Infrared Telescope (IRT). EXIST will explore the early Universe using high redshift GRBs as cosmic probes and survey black holes on all scales. The HET is a coded aperture telescope employing a large array of imaging CZT detectors (4.5 m^2, 0.6 mm pixel) and a hybrid Tungsten mask. We review the current HET concept which follows an intensive design revision by the HET imaging working group and the recent engineering studies in the Instrument and Mission Design Lab at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The HET will locate GRBs and transients quickly (<10-30 sec) and accurately (< 20") f...

Hong, J; Allen, B; Barthelmy, S D; Skinner, G K; Gehrels, N

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive  

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW James Webb Space Deployable Optical Telescope Assembly (DOTA) Primary Mirror Structure Hinges and Latches Reaction Wheel

Sirianni, Marco

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Upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes  

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The MAGIC telescopes are two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) located on the Canary island of La Palma. With 17m diameter mirror dishes and ultra-fast electronics, they provide an energy threshold as low as 50 GeV for observations at low zenith angles. The first MAGIC telescope was taken in operation in 2004 whereas the second one joined in 2009. In 2011 we started a major upgrade program to improve and to unify the stereoscopic system of the two similar but at that time different telescopes. Here we report on the upgrade of the readout electronics and digital trigger of the two telescopes, the upgrade of the camera of the MAGIC I telescope as well as the commissioning of the system after this major upgrade.

Mazin, Daniel; Garczarczyk, Markus; Giavitto, Gianluca; Sitarek, Julian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Energy Neutrino Telescopes  

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This paper presents a review of the history, motivation and current status of high energy neutrino telescopes. Many years after these detectors were first conceived, the operation of kilometer-cubed scale detectors is finally on the horizon at both the South Pole and in the Mediterranean Sea. These new detectors will perhaps provide us the first view of high energy astrophysical objects with a new messenger particle and provide us with our first real glimpse of the distant universe at energies above those accessible by gamma-ray instruments. Some of the topics that can be addressed by these new instruments include the origin of cosmic rays, the nature of dark matter, and the mechanisms at work in high energy astrophysical objects such as gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebula and supernova remnants.

Hoffman, K D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Energy Neutrino Telescopes  

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This paper presents a review of the history, motivation and current status of high energy neutrino telescopes. Many years after these detectors were first conceived, the operation of kilometer-cubed scale detectors is finally on the horizon at both the South Pole and in the Mediterranean Sea. These new detectors will perhaps provide us the first view of high energy astrophysical objects with a new messenger particle and provide us with our first real glimpse of the distant universe at energies above those accessible by gamma-ray instruments. Some of the topics that can be addressed by these new instruments include the origin of cosmic rays, the nature of dark matter, and the mechanisms at work in high energy astrophysical objects such as gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebula and supernova remnants.

K. D. Hoffman

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The Near Infrared Camera and MultiObject Spectrometer (NICMOS) is a secondgeneration instrument to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the February 11, 1997 on  

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­Mechanical Simulator at Ball Aerospace. On­orbit operations and electro­mechanical interfaces were tested and verified from Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp. (BATC) in Boulder, Colorado to Hanger AE at the Kennedy Space independent Filter Wheel Mechanisms. Grism spectroscopy, in the widest field camera (number 3) provides

Schneider, Glenn

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High Performance Imaging Sensors for Astronomy & Civil Space  

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HST WISE JWST New HorizonsDeep Impact & EPOXI Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Rosetta JDEM Joint Dark Energy Mission NASA and U.S. DOE (Department of Energy) J-MAPS 1st CMOS for astronomy #12;Hubble Space increase in HST discovery efficiency Hubble Space TelescopeHubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3Wide

Jalali. Bahram

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The next generation Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory: CTA  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a large collaborative effort aimed at the design and operation of an observatory dedicated to the very high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics in the energy range 30GeV100TeV, which will improve by about one order of magnitude the sensitivity with respect to the current major arrays (H.E.S.S., MAGIC, and VERITAS). In order to achieve such improved performance, for both the northern and southern CTA sites, four units of 23m diameter Large Size Telescopes (LSTs) will be deployed close to the centre of the array with telescopes separated by about 100m. A larger number (about 25 units) of 12m Medium Size Telescopes (MSTs, separated by about 150m), will cover a larger area. The southern site will also include up to 24 SchwarzschildCouder dual-mirror medium-size Telescopes (SCTs) with the primary mirror diameter of 9.5m. Above a few TeV, the Cherenkov light intensity is such that showers can be detected even well outside the light pool by telescopes significantly smaller than the MSTs. To achieve the required sensitivity at high energies, a huge area on the ground needs to be covered by Small Size Telescopes (SSTs) with a field of view of about 10 and an angular resolution of about 0.2, making the dual-mirror configuration very effective. The SST sub-array will be composed of 5070 telescopes with a mirror area of about 510m2 and about 300m spacing, distributed across an area of about 10km2. In this presentation we will focus on the innovative solution for the optical design of the medium and small size telescopes based on a dual-mirror configuration. This layout will allow us to reduce the dimension and the weight of the camera at the focal plane of the telescope, to adopt Silicon-based photo-multipliers as light detectors thanks to the reduced plate-scale, and to have an optimal imaging resolution on a wide field of view.

S. Vercellone

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermi Large Area Telescope Third Source Catalog  

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We present the third Fermi Large Area Telescope source catalog (3FGL) of sources in the 100~MeV--300~GeV range. Based on the first four years of science data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope mission, it is the deepest yet in this energy range. Relative to the 2FGL catalog, the 3FGL catalog incorporates twice as much data as well as a number of analysis improvements, including improved calibrations at the event reconstruction level, an updated model for Galactic diffuse gamma-ray emission, a refined procedure for source detection, and improved methods for associating LAT sources with potential counterparts at other wavelengths. The 3FGL catalog includes 3033 sources above 4 sigma significance, with source location regions, spectral properties, and monthly light curves for each. Of these, 78 are flagged as potentially being due to imperfections in the model for Galactic diffuse emission. Twenty-five sources are modeled explicitly as spatially extended, and overall 232 sources are considered as identifie...

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Wide field of view telescope  

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A wide field of view telescope having two concave and two convex reflective surfaces, each with an aspheric surface contour, has a flat focal plane array. Each of the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary reflective surfaces are rotationally symmetric about the optical axis. The combination of the reflective surfaces results in a wide field of view in the range of approximately 3.8.degree. to approximately 6.5.degree.. The length of the telescope along the optical axis is approximately equal to or less than the diameter of the largest of the reflective surfaces.

Ackermann, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM); McGraw, John T. (Placitas, NM); Zimmer, Peter C. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino telescopes in the World  

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Neutrino astronomy has rapidly developed these last years, being the only way to get specific and reliable information about astrophysical objects still poorly understood.Currently two neutrino telescopes are operational in the World: BAIKAL, in the lake of the same name in Siberia, and AMANDA, in the ices of the South Pole. Two telescopes of the same type are under construction in the Mediterranean Sea: ANTARES and NESTOR. All these telescopes belong to a first generation, with an instrumented volume smaller or equal to 0.02 km3. Also in the Mediterranean Sea, the NEMO project is just in its stag phase, within the framework of a cubic kilometer size neutrino telescope study. Lastly, the ICECUBE detector, with a volume reaching about 1 km3, is under construction on the site of AMANDA experiment, while an extension of the BAIKAL detector toward km3 is under study. We will present here the characteristics of these experiments, as well as the results of their observations.

Ernenwein, J.-P. [GRPHE, Universite de Haute Alsace, 61 rue Albert Camus, 68093 Mulhouse cedex (France)

2007-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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human-made object to enter the vast expanses between the stars. It was hardly the first history. To toast the interstellar event, TV's Stephen Colbert invited Voyager project scientist Ed Stone on his they look into deep space? For Planck, a European space telescope with technology aboard from JPL

Waliser, Duane E.

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THE OPTIMAL GRAVITATIONAL LENS TELESCOPE  

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Given an observed gravitational lens mirage produced by a foreground deflector (cf. galaxy, quasar, cluster, ...), it is possible via numerical lens inversion to retrieve the real source image, taking full advantage of the magnifying power of the cosmic lens. This has been achieved in the past for several remarkable gravitational lens systems. Instead, we propose here to invert an observed multiply imaged source directly at the telescope using an ad hoc optical instrument which is described in the present paper. Compared to the previous method, this should allow one to detect fainter source features as well as to use such an optimal gravitational lens telescope to explore even fainter objects located behind and near the lens. Laboratory and numerical experiments illustrate this new approach.

Surdej, J.; Hanot, C.; Sadibekova, T. [Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography (AGO), AEOS Group, Liege University, Allee du 6 Aout 17, 4000 Liege (Belgium); Delacroix, C.; Habraken, S. [Department of Physics (DEPHY), Hololab Group, Liege University, Allee du 6 Aout 17, 4000 Liege (Belgium); Coleman, P. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Dominik, M. [SUPA, University of St Andrews, School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS (United Kingdom); Le Coroller, H. [Observatoire de Haute Provence, F-04870 Saint Michel l'Observatoire (France); Mawet, D. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Quintana, H. [Departmento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, CL 22 Santiago (Chile); Sluse, D., E-mail: surdej@astro.ulg.ac.b [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut am Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-Ray Imaging with the Coded Mask IBIS Telescope  

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The IBIS telescope onboard INTEGRAL, the ESA gamma-ray space mission to be launched in 2002, is a soft gamma-ray (20 keV - 10 MeV) device based on a coded aperture imaging system. We describe here basic concepts of coded masks, the imaging system of the IBIS telescope, and the standard data analysis procedures to reconstruct sky images. This analysis includes, for both the low-energy detector layer (ISGRI) and the high energy layer (PICSIT), iterative procedures which decode recorded shadowgrams, search for and locate sources, clean for secondary lobes, and then rotate and compose sky images. These procedures will be implemented in the Quick Look and Standard Analysis of the INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) as IBIS Instrument Specific Software.

Goldwurm, A; Gros, A; Stephen, J; Foschini, L; Gianotti, F; Natalucci, L; De Cesare, G; Santo, M D

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 HST Calibration Workshop Space Telescope Science Institute, 2010  

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red filters to determine the impact of fringing (position- and wavelength-dependent patterns interference. "Wood grain" patterns appear because the phase of the inter- ference is strongly sensitive are generated close to the gate structures. Thinning improves detection efficiency at short wavelengths

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2010 HST Calibration Workshop Space Telescope Science Institute, 2010  

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data pipeline by September 2011. 1. Introduction The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) suffered diagram of the ACS repair (ACS-R) configur

Sirianni, Marco

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pulte Homes and Communities of Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Case study of Pulte Homes-Las Vegas Division who teamed with Building America team Building Science Corporation to design HERS-54 homes with high-efficiency HVAC with ducts in conditioned space, jump ducts, and a fresh air intake; advanced framed walls; low-e windows; and PV roof tiles.

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General surface equations for glancing incidence telescopes  

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A generalized set of equations are derived for two mirror glancing incidence telescopes using Fermats principle, a differential form of the law of reflection, the generalized sine...

Saha, Timo T

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Absolute calibration of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes  

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A calibrated laser pulse propagating through the atmosphere produces a flash of Rayleigh scattered light with an intensity that can be calculated very accurately when atmospheric conditions are good. This is used in a technique developed for the absolute calibration of ultra high energy cosmic ray fluorescence telescopes, and it can also be applied to imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). In this paper we present the absolute calibration system being constructed and tested for the VERITAS project.

N. Shepherd; J. H. Buckley; O. Celik; J. Holder; S. LeBohec; H. Manseri; F. Pizlo; M. Roberts

2005-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope (ADEPT)  

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In 2006, we proposed to NASA a detailed concept study of ADEPT (the Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope), a potential space mission to reliably measure the time-evolution of dark energy by conducting the largest effective volume survey of the universe ever done. A peer-review panel of scientific, management, and technical experts reported back the highest possible 'excellent' rating for ADEPT. We have since made substantial advances in the scientific and technical maturity of the mission design. With this Department of Energy (DOE) award we were granted supplemental funding to support specific extended research items that were not included in the NASA proposal, many of which were intended to broadly advance future dark energy research, as laid out by the Dark Energy Task Force (DETF). The proposed work had three targets: (1) the adaptation of large-format infrared arrays to a 2 micron cut-off; (2) analytical research to improve the understanding of the dark energy figure-of- merit; and (3) extended studies of baryon acoustic oscillation systematic uncertainties. Since the actual award was only for {approx}10% of the proposed amount item (1) was dropped and item (2) work was severely restricted, consistent with the referee reviews of the proposal, although there was considerable contradictions between reviewer comments and several comments that displayed a lack of familiarity with the research. None the less, item (3) was the focus of the work. To characterize the nature of the dark energy, ADEPT is designed to observe baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in a large galaxy redshift survey and to obtain substantial numbers of high-redshift Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). The 2003 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) made a precise determination of the BAO 'standard ruler' scale, as it was imprinted on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at z {approx} 1090. The standard ruler was also imprinted on the pattern of galaxies, and was first detected in 2005 in Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data. A measurement of the BAO standard ruler as a function of time (or redshift) would provide powerful and reliable observational data to shed light on dark energy. In particular, the BAO data provide the angular diameter distance to each redshift, and directly give the expansion rate, H(z), at each redshift. The SNe measurements provide luminosity distances. A space mission is required to obtain the three-dimensional position of enormous numbers of galaxies at high redshift. As recognized by the Dark Energy Task Force, BAO systematic errors are naturally low. The following are the key findings: (1) The BAO method is robust. (2) Separation of the spectral and imaging detection focal planes vastly improves spectral identifications. (3) Prisms instead of grisms provide higher throughput and cleaner spectra. Prisms are clearly superior. (4) Lower prism dispersions improve signal-to-noise but high prism dispersions improve systematic. To ensure that the experiment is not systematic limited, a high dispersion should be used. (5) Counter-dispersion of the spectra reduces systematic errors on the redshift determination and assists in the reduction of confusion. (6) Small rolls are very effective for the reduction of confusion. (7) Interlopers can be recognized by a variety of methods, which combine to produce a sufficiently 'clean' survey data set so as not to limit the dark energy results. (8) A space mission can measure the BAO signature to the cosmic variance limit, limited only by statistics and not by systematic. (9) Density field reconstruction allows for significant BAO accuracy improvements, well beyond that assumed by the Dark Energy Task Force. (10) The BAO method is statistically powerful. It is more powerful than previously estimated, and far more powerful than high redshift Type 1a supernovae, for which the ultimate distance accuracy is limited by flux calibration accuracy. (11) The BAO technique is far simpler than the weak lensing technique and likely to produce more robust dark energy solutions.

Charles L. Bennett

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavefront control in space with MEMS deformable mirrors  

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To meet the high contrast requirement of 1 10[superscript ?10] to image an Earth-like planet around a Sun-like star, space telescopes equipped with coronagraphs require wavefront control systems. Deformable mirrors (DMs) ...

Cahoy, Kerri L.

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Schwarzschild-Couder telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: Development of the Optical System  

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The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is the next generation ground-based experiment for very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray observations. It will integrate several tens of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs) with different apertures into a single astronomical instrument. The US part of the CTA collaboration has proposed and is developing a novel IACT design with a Schwarzschild-Couder (SC) aplanatic two mirror optical system. In comparison with the traditional single mirror Davies-Cotton IACT the SC telescope, by design, can accommodate a wide field-of-view, with significantly improved imaging resolution. In addition, the reduced plate scale of an SC telescope makes it compatible with highly integrated cameras assembled from silicon photo multipliers. In this submission we report on the status of the development of the SC optical system, which is part of the effort to construct a full-scale prototype telescope of this type at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in southern Arizona.

Rousselle, Julien; Errando, Manel; Humensky, Brian; Mukherjee, Reshmi; Nieto, Daniel; Okumura, Akira; Vassiliev, Vladimir

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of the Simbol-X Telescope  

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We have developed a simulation tool for a Wolter I telescope operating in formation flight. The aim is to understand and predict the behavior of the Simbol-X instrument. As the geometry is variable, formation flight introduces new challenges and complex implications. Our code, based on Monte Carlo ray tracing, computes the full photon trajectories up to the detector plane, along with the relative drifts of the two spacecrafts. It takes into account angle and energy dependent interactions of the photons with the mirrors and applies to any grazing incidence telescope. The resulting images of simulated sources from 0.1 keV to 100 keV allow us to optimize the configuration of the instrument and to assess the performance of the Simbol-X telescope.

Chauvin, M.; Roques, J. P. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, CESR, 9 ave colonel Roche, F-31028 Toulouse cedex 9 (France); CNRS, UMR5187, F-31028 Toulouse (France)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

104

Telescopic nanotube device for hot nanolithography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for maintaining a constant tip-surface distance for producing nanolithography patterns on a surface using a telescopic nanotube for hot nanolithography. An outer nanotube is attached to an AFM cantilever opposite a support end. An inner nanotube is telescopically disposed within the outer nanotube. The tip of the inner nanotube is heated to a sufficiently high temperature and brought in the vicinity of the surface. Heat is transmitted to the surface for thermal imprinting. Because the inner tube moves telescopically along the outer nanotube axis, a tip-surface distance is maintained constant due to the vdW force interaction, which in turn eliminates the need of an active feedback loop.

Popescu, Adrian; Woods, Lilia M

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of SAFT + Cubic, PC-SAFT, and SoaveBenedictWebbRubin Equations of State for Comprehensive Description of Thermodynamic Properties in Binary and Ternary Mixtures of CH4, CO2, and n-C16H34  

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Implementation of SAFT + Cubic, PC-SAFT, and SoaveBenedictWebbRubin Equations of State for Comprehensive Description of Thermodynamic Properties in Binary and Ternary Mixtures of CH4, CO2, and n-C16H34 ... The recently proposed SAFT + Cubic EoS passes this test relatively successfully (AAD% for the single phase properties less than 6%), proving its robustness as a predictive tool. ... PC-SAFT appears to be the less reliable estimator of the data, whose AAD% might exceed 22%. ...

Ilya Polishuk

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

106

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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14, 2012 14, 2012 SLAC staff scientist Yiping Feng examines a chamber at LCLS' Front End Enclosure, where a thin crystal spectrometer is installed to measure the shot-by-shot characteristics of X-ray laser pulses. | SLAC National Accelerator Photo by Matt Beardsley Four Crazy Uses for Lasers in the National Labs The top five craziest things our researchers do with lasers in their pursuit to understand our physical world. September 14, 2012 The James Webb Space Telescope is a large, infrared-optimized telescope that is anticipated to launch in 2018. The spider-like sheets and tubes of wires you see here are the Optical Telescope Simulator (OSIM) for the telescope itself. OSIM will help scientists prepare the Webb telescope for flight by generating a beam of light that the telescope optics will feed into its actual flight instruments.

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Multimessenger astronomy with the Einstein Telescope  

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Gravitational waves (GWs) are expected to play a crucial role in the development of multimessenger astrophysics. The combination of GW observations with other astrophysical triggers, such as from gamma-ray and X-ray satellites, optical/radio telescopes, and neutrino detectors allows us to decipher science that would otherwise be inaccessible. In this paper, we provide a broad review from the multimessenger perspective of the science reach offered by the third generation interferometric GW detectors and by the Einstein Telescope (ET) in particular. We focus on cosmic transients, and base our estimates on the results obtained by ET's predecessors GEO, LIGO, and Virgo.

Eric Chassande-Mottin; Martin Hendry; Patrick J. Sutton; Szabolcs Mrka

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

108

4 m Davies-Cotton telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation very high energy gamma-ray observatory. It will consist of three classes of telescopes, of large, medium and small sizes. The small telescopes, of 4 m diameter, will be dedicated to the observations of the highest energy gamma-rays, above several TeV. We present the technical characteristics of a single mirror, 4 m diameter, Davies-Cotton telescope for the CTA and the performance of the sub-array consisting of the telescopes of this type. The telescope will be equipped with a fully digital camera based on custom made, hexagonal Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes. The development of cameras based on such devices is an RnD since traditionally photomultipliers are used. The photodiodes are now being characterized at various institutions of the CTA Consortium. Glass mirrors will be used, although an alternative is being considered: composite mirrors that could be adopted if they meet the project requirements. We present a design of the telescope structure,...

Moderski, R; Barnacka, A; Basili, A; Boccone, V; Bogacz, L; Cadoux, F; Christov, A; Della Volpe, M; Dyrda, M; Frankowski, A; Grudzi?ska, M; Janiak, M; Karczewski, M; Kasperek, J; Kocha?ski, W; Korohoda, P; Kozio?, J; Lubi?ski, P; Ludwin, J; Lyard, E; Marsza?ek, A; Micha?owski, J; Montaruli, T; Nicolau-Kukli?ski, J; Niemiec, J; Ostrowski, M; P?atos, ?; Rajda, P J; Rameez, M; Romaszkan, W; Rupi?ski, M; Seweryn, K; Stodulska, M; Stodulski, M; Walter, R; Winiarski, K; Wi?niewski, ?; Zagda?ski, A; Zietara, K; Zi?kowski, P; ?ychowski, P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pendular seismometer for correcting telescope vibrations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschild Strabetae, 2, D-85748 Garching...is suggested that a pendular mirror in front of the telescope is...optics system or by a secondary mirror. An alternative technique...angular motions of the primary mirror cell. One may suggest monitoring......

A. Tokovinin

2000-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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2014 DOE Project Management Workshop Meeting the Challenge-Integrated...  

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and Project Management 8:05 - 8:45 James Webb Space Telescope: PM Lessons Applied Eric Smith, Deputy Program Director, NASA 8:45 - 9:00 9:00 - 9:45 Victor Carter-Bey (PMI) 9:45 -...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - apex telescope large Sample Search Results  

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Telescopes Reference Reading Summary: telescopes are good for small telescopes (<1 meter) because it's very difficult to manufacture large lenses... fast system bright...

112

Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications PhD Thesis Defense  

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Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications PhD Thesis Defense Arun Chauhan Computer Science, Rice University PhD Thesis Defense July 10, 2003 #12;Two True Stories PhD Thesis Defense: Telescoping MATLABD Thesis Defense: Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications July 10, 2003 #12;Two True Stories · the world

Chauhan, Arun

113

Telescoping magnetic ball bar test gage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A telescoping magnetic ball bar test gage for determining the accuracy of machine tools, including robots, and those measuring machines having non-disengagable servo drives which cannot be clutched out. Two gage balls are held and separated from one another by a telescoping fixture which allows them relative radial motional freedom but not relative lateral motional freedom. The telescoping fixture comprises a parallel reed flexure unit and a rigid member. One gage ball is secured by a magnetic socket knuckle assembly which fixes its center with respect to the machine being tested. The other gage ball is secured by another magnetic socket knuckle assembly which is engaged or held by the machine in such manner that the center of that ball is directed to execute a prescribed trajectory, all points of which are equidistant from the center of the fixed gage ball. As the moving ball executes its trajectory, changes in the radial distance between the centers of the two balls caused by inaccuracies in the machine are determined or measured by a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) assembly actuated by the parallel reed flexure unit. Measurements can be quickly and easily taken for multiple trajectories about several different fixed ball locations, thereby determining the accuracy of the machine.

Bryan, J.B.

1982-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

114

Telescoping magnetic ball bar test gage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A telescoping magnetic ball bar test gage for determining the accuracy of machine tools, including robots, and those measuring machines having non-disengageable servo drives which cannot be clutched out. Two gage balls (10, 12) are held and separated from one another by a telescoping fixture which allows them relative radial motional freedom but not relative lateral motional freedom. The telescoping fixture comprises a parallel reed flexure unit (14) and a rigid member (16, 18, 20, 22, 24). One gage ball (10) is secured by a magnetic socket knuckle assembly (34) which fixes its center with respect to the machine being tested. The other gage ball (12) is secured by another magnetic socket knuckle assembly (38) which is engaged or held by the machine in such manner that the center of that ball (12) is directed to execute a prescribed trajectory, all points of which are equidistant from the center of the fixed gage ball (10). As the moving ball (12) executes its trajectory, changes in the radial distance between the centers of the two balls (10, 12) caused by inaccuracies in the machine are determined or measured by a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) assembly (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60) actuated by the parallel reed flexure unit (14). Measurements can be quickly and easily taken for multiple trajectories about several different fixed ball (10) locations, thereby determining the accuracy of the machine.

Bryan, James B. (Pleasanton, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Design Considerations for the Next Generation of Atmospheric Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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We estimate the limiting angular resolution and detection area for an array of 3 large-aperture Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. We consider an idealized IACT system in order to understand the limitations imposed by the intrinsic nature of the atmospheric showers and geometry of the detector configuration. The idealization includes the assumptions of a perfect optical system and the absence of the night sky background with the goal of finding the optimum camera geometry and array configuration independent of detailed assumptions about the telescope design. The showers are simulated using the ALTAI code for the altitude of 2700 m corresponding to one of possible future sites for a new northern-hemisphere array. The optimal design depends on the target energy range; for each energy we vary both the cell length (telescope spacing) and the image processing parameters in order to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio. We then present the resulting values of the detection area and the angular resolution for this energy dependent optimization. We discuss the dependence of these quantities on the field of view of the telescopes and pixel size of the camera.

V. V. Bugaev; J. H. Buckley; H. Krawczynski

2007-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of the Isotropic Diffuse Gamma-ray Background with the EGRET Telescope  

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An Isotropic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Background (IDGRB) in the spectral range 30-10,000 MeV was first reported in the early 1970's using measurements made by the SAS-2 instrument. Data recorded by the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) on board the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) over the last 4 years are analysed in order to extract the best measurement yet made of the IDGRB. Extensive analysis of the EGRET instrumental background is presented in order to demonstrate that an uncontaminated data set can be extracted from the EGRET data. A model of the high latitude galactic diffuse foreground emission is presented and the existence of an IDGRB is confirmed. Spatial and spectral analysis of this background is presented. In addition, point source analysis at high galactic latitudes is performed to reveal the existence of a population of extragalactic sources. The characteristics of this population are examined and models of its flux distribution are reported. The question of whether the IDGRB is composed of unresolved point sources is addressed using fluctuation analysis. Finally, possible future directions for gamma ray astronomy are examined through simulations of a future gamma ray telescope: the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). The GLAST baseline design is described and its scientific performance is evaluated. The ability of this telescope to detect 1,000-10,000 new extragalactic sources is demonstrated and the likely impact on the study of the IDGRB is considered.

T. D. Willis

2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a mid-sized Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a ground-based observatory for very high-energy (10 GeV to 100 TeV) gamma rays, planned for operation starting in 2018. It will be an array of dozens of optical telescopes, known as Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (ACTs), of 8 m to 24 m diameter, deployed over an area of more than 1 square km, to detect flashes of Cherenkov light from showers initiated in the Earth's atmosphere by gamma rays. CTA will have improved angular resolution, a wider energy range, larger fields of view and an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity over current ACT arrays such as H.E.S.S., MAGIC and VERITAS. Several institutions have proposed a research and development program to eventually contribute 36 medium-sized telescopes (9 m to 12 m diameter) to CTA to enhance and optimize its science performance. The program aims to construct a prototype of an innovative, Schwarzschild-Couder telescope (SCT) design that will allow much smaller and less expensive cameras and much larger fields of view than conventional Davies-Cotton designs, and will also include design and testing of camera electronics for the necessary advances in performance, reliability and cost. We report on the progress of the mid-sized SCT development program.

Cameron, Robert A.

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

118

The dual-mirror Small Size Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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In this paper, the development of the dual mirror Small Size Telescopes (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is reviewed. Up to 70 SST, with a primary mirror diameter of 4 m, will be produced and installed at the CTA southern site. These will allow investigation of the gamma-ray sky at the highest energies accessible to CTA, in the range from about 1 TeV to 300 TeV. The telescope presented in this contribution is characterized by two major innovations: the use of a dual mirror Schwarzschild-Couder configuration and of an innovative camera using as sensors either multi-anode photomultipliers (MAPM) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPM). The reduced plate-scale of the telescope, achieved with the dual-mirror optics, allows the camera to be compact (40 cm in diameter), and low-cost. The camera, which has about 2000 pixels of size 6x6 mm^2, covers a field of view of 10{\\deg}. The dual mirror telescopes and their cameras are being developed by three consortia, ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Repl...

Pareschi, G; Antonelli, L A; Bastieri, D; Bellassai, G; Belluso, M; Bigongiari, C; Billotta, S; Biondo, B; Bonanno, G; Bonnoli, G; Bruno, P; Bulgarelli, A; Canestrari, R; Capalbi, M; Caraveo, P; Carosi, A; Cascone, E; Catalano, O; Cereda, M; Conconi, P; Conforti, V; Cusumano, G; De Caprio, V; De Luca, A; Di Paola, A; Di Pierro, F; Fantinel, D; Fiorini, M; Fugazza, D; Gardiol, D; Ghigo, M; Gianotti, F; Giarrusso, S; Giro, E; Grillo, A; Impiombato, D; Incorvaia, S; La Barbera, A; La Palombara, N; La Parola, V; La Rosa, G; Lessio, L; Leto, G; Lombardi, S; Lucarelli, F; Maccarone, M C; Malaguti, G; Malaspina, G; Mangano, V; Marano, D; Martinetti, E; Millul, R; Mineo, T; Mist, A; Morello, C; Morlino, G; Panzera, M R; Rodeghiero, G; Romano, P; Russo, F; Sacco, B; Sartore, N; Schwarz, J; Segreto, A; Sironi, G; Sottile, G; Stamerra, A; Strazzeri, E; Stringhetti, L; Tagliaferri, G; Testa, V; Timpanaro, M C; Toso, G; Tosti, G; Trifoglio, M; Vallania, P; Vercellone, S; Zitelli, V; Amans, J P; Boisson, C; Costille, C; Dournaux, J L; Dumas, D; Fasola, G; Hervet, O; Huet, J M; Laporte, P; Rulten, C; Sol, H; Zech, A; White, R; Hinton, J; Ross, D; Sykes, J; Ohm, S; Schmoll, J; Chadwick, P; Greenshaw, T; Daniel, M; Cotter, G; Varner, G S; Funk, S; Vandenbroucke, J; Sapozhnikov, L; Buckley, J; Moore, P; Williams, D; Markoff, S; Vink, J; Berge, D; Hidaka, N; Okumura, A; Tajima, H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antares neutrino telescope Sample Search...  

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oscillation parameters. Keywords: neutrino oscillations, ANTARES, neutrino telescope 1 Introduction It is now... energy neutrino telescopes, whose energy threshold is...

120

Space Microbiology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...2010 ARTICLE REVIEWS Space Microbiology Gerda Horneck...2005. Metagenomic libraries from uncultured microorganisms...environments. Gravit. Space Biol. 18: 85-86...rendering plant process. Public Health Rep. 72: 176...bacteriophage. Life Sci. Space Res. 13: 143-149...

Gerda Horneck; David M. Klaus; Rocco L. Mancinelli

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The dual-mirror Small Size Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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In this paper, the development of the dual mirror Small Size Telescopes (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is reviewed. Up to 70 SST, with a primary mirror diameter of 4 m, will be produced and installed at the CTA southern site. These will allow investigation of the gamma-ray sky at the highest energies accessible to CTA, in the range from about 1 TeV to 300 TeV. The telescope presented in this contribution is characterized by two major innovations: the use of a dual mirror Schwarzschild-Couder configuration and of an innovative camera using as sensors either multi-anode photomultipliers (MAPM) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPM). The reduced plate-scale of the telescope, achieved with the dual-mirror optics, allows the camera to be compact (40 cm in diameter), and low-cost. The camera, which has about 2000 pixels of size 6x6 mm^2, covers a field of view of 10{\\deg}. The dual mirror telescopes and their cameras are being developed by three consortia, ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana, Italy/INAF), GATE (Gamma-ray Telescope Elements, France/Paris Observ.) and CHEC (Compact High Energy Camera, universities in UK, US and Japan) which are merging their efforts in order to finalize an end-to-end design that will be constructed for CTA. A number of prototype structures and cameras are being developed in order to investigate various alternative designs. In this contribution, these designs are presented, along with the technological solutions under study.

G. Pareschi; G. Agnetta; L. A. Antonelli; D. Bastieri; G. Bellassai; M. Belluso; C. Bigongiari; S. Billotta; B. Biondo; G. Bonanno; G. Bonnoli; P. Bruno; A. Bulgarelli; R. Canestrari; M. Capalbi; P. Caraveo; A. Carosi; E. Cascone; O. Catalano; M. Cereda; P. Conconi; V. Conforti; G. Cusumano; V. De Caprio; A. De Luca; A. Di Paola; F. Di Pierro; D. Fantinel; M. Fiorini; D. Fugazza; D. Gardiol; M. Ghigo; F. Gianotti; S. Giarrusso; E. Giro; A. Grillo; D. Impiombato; S. Incorvaia; A. La Barbera; N. La Palombara; V. La Parola; G. La Rosa; L. Lessio; G. Leto; S. Lombardi; F. Lucarelli; M. C. Maccarone; G. Malaguti; G. Malaspina; V. Mangano; D. Marano; E. Martinetti; R. Millul; T. Mineo; A. Mist; C. Morello; G. Morlino; M. R. Panzera; G. Rodeghiero; P. Romano; F. Russo; B. Sacco; N. Sartore; J. Schwarz; A. Segreto; G. Sironi; G. Sottile; A. Stamerra; E. Strazzeri; L. Stringhetti; G. Tagliaferri; V. Testa; M. C. Timpanaro; G. Toso; G. Tosti; M. Trifoglio; P. Vallania; S. Vercellone; V. Zitelli; For The Astri Collaboration; J. P. Amans; C. Boisson; C. Costille; J. L. Dournaux; D. Dumas; G. Fasola; O. Hervet; J. M. Huet; P. Laporte; C. Rulten; H. Sol; A. Zech; For The Gate Collaboration; R. White; J. Hinton; D. Ross; J. Sykes; S. Ohm; J. Schmoll; P. Chadwick; T. Greenshaw; M. Daniel; G. Cotter; G. S. Varner; S. Funk; J. Vandenbroucke; L. Sapozhnikov; J. Buckley; P. Moore; D. Williams; S. Markoff; J. Vink; D. Berge; N. Hidaka; A. Okumura; H. Tajima; For The Chec Collaboration; For The Cta Consortium

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Astrobiology, space and the future age of discovery  

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...journals, which are still retained in the library of the Society. It was the first of the...will be included. 4. Exploration of space and the search for extra-terrestrial...early Universe garnered by the flotilla of space-borne and terrestrial telescopes now...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a cold radiometer to measure heat loads and survey heat leaks  

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We have developed an inexpensive cold radiometer for use in thermal/vacuum chambers to measure heat loads, characterize emissivity and specularity of surfaces and to survey areas to evaluate stray heat loads. We report here the results of two such tests for the James Webb Space Telescope to measure heat loads and effective emissivities of 2 major pieces of optical ground support equipment that will be used in upcoming thermal vacuum testing of the Telescope.

DiPirro, M.; Tuttle, J.; Hait, T.; Shirron, P. [Cryogenics and Fluids Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD 20771 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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ANTARES deep sea neutrino telescope results  

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The ANTARES experiment is currently the largest underwater neutrino telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. It is taking high quality data since 2007. Its main scientific goal is to search for high energy neutrinos that are expected from the acceleration of cosmic rays from astrophysical sources. This contribution reviews the status of the detector and presents several analyses carried out on atmospheric muons and neutrinos. For example it shows the results from the measurement of atmospheric muon neutrino spectrum and of atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters as well as searches for neutrinos from steady cosmic point-like sources, for neutrinos from gamma ray bursts and for relativistic magnetic monopoles.

Mangano, Salvatore [IFIC - Instituto de Fsica Corpuscular, Edificio Institutos de Investigatin, 46071 Valencia (Spain); Collaboration: ANTARES Collaboration

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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LOFAR, a new low frequency radio telescope  

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LOFAR, the Low Frequency Array, is a large radio telescope consisting of approximately 100 soccer-field sized antenna stations spread over a region of 400 km in diameter. It will operate at frequencies from ~10 to 240 MHz, with a resolution at 240 MHz of better than an arcsecond. Its superb sensitivity will allow for studies of a broad range of astrophysical topics, including reionisation, transient radio sources and cosmic rays, distant galaxies and AGNs. In this contribution a status rapport of the LOFAR project and an overview of the science case is presented.

H. J. A. Rottgering

2003-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

126

The Anti-Coincidence Detector for the GLAST Large Area Telescope  

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This paper describes the design, fabrication and testing of the Anti-Coincidence Detector (ACD) for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Large Area Telescope (LAT). The ACD is LAT's first-level defense against the charged cosmic ray background that outnumbers the gamma rays by 3-5 orders of magnitude. The ACD covers the top and 4 sides of the LAT tracking detector, requiring a total active area of {approx}8.3 square meters. The ACD detector utilizes plastic scintillator tiles with wave-length shifting fiber readout. In order to suppress self-veto by shower particles at high gamma-ray energies, the ACD is segmented into 89 tiles of different sizes. The overall ACD efficiency for detection of singly charged relativistic particles entering the tracking detector from the top or sides of the LAT exceeds the required 0.9997.

Moiseev, A.A.; Hartman, R.C.; Ormes, J.F.; Thompson, D.J.; Amato, M.J.; Johnson, T.E.; Segal, K.N.; Sheppard, D.A.

2007-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

127

Third Level Trigger for the Fluorescence Telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

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The trigger system for the Auger fluorescence telescopes is implemented in hard- and software for an efficient selection of fluorescence light tracks induced by high-energy extensive air showers. The algorithm of the third stage uses the multiplicity signal of the hardware for fast rejection of lightning events with above 99% efficiency. In a second step direct muon hits in the camera and random triggers are rejected by analyzing the space-time correlation of the pixels. The trigger algorithm was tested with measured and simulated showers and implemented in the electronics of the fluorescence telescopes. A comparison to a prototype trigger without multiplicity shows the superiority of this approach, e.g. the false rejection rate is a factor 10 lower.

A. Schmidt; T. Asch; H. Gemmeke; M. Kleifges; H. -J. Mathes; A. Menshikov; F. Schssler; D. Tcherniakhovski

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Third Level Trigger for the Fluorescence Telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory  

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The trigger system for the Auger fluorescence telescopes is implemented in hard- and software for an efficient selection of fluorescence light tracks induced by high-energy extensive air showers. The algorithm of the third stage uses the multiplicity signal of the hardware for fast rejection of lightning events with above 99% efficiency. In a second step direct muon hits in the camera and random triggers are rejected by analyzing the space-time correlation of the pixels. The trigger algorithm was tested with measured and simulated showers and implemented in the electronics of the fluorescence telescopes. A comparison to a prototype trigger without multiplicity shows the superiority of this approach, e.g. the false rejection rate is a factor 10 lower.

Schmidt, A; Gemmeke, H; Kleifges, M; Mathes, H -J; Menchikov, A; Schssler, F; Tcherniakhovski, D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 16-m Telescope for the Advanced Technology Large Aperture Telescope (ATLAST) Mission  

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for the telescope and its instruments. Solar array panels, an antenna and a solar sail are also folded up against compartment which is attached to a spacecraft bus which provides power, attitude control and communications and is separated from the launch vehicle, its solar arrays and high gain antenna will be deployed

Sirianni, Marco

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AGN Physics with the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), currently in its Preparatory Phase, will be the first open observatory for very high energy gamma-rays from galactic and extragalactic sources. The international consortium behind CTA is preparing the construction of two large arrays of Cherenkov telescopes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres with a performance that will be significantly improved compared to the current generation of arrays. Its increased sensitivity and energy range will give CTA access to a large population of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) not yet detected at very high energies and provide much more details on known TeV sources. While the low end of the CTA energy coverage will close the current gap with the Fermi-LAT band, its high energy coverage will open a new window on the sky and help us understand the intrinsic shape of the hardest blazar spectra. We outline the current status of CTA and discuss the science case for AGN physics with the observatory. Predictions for source detections based on e...

Zech, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

The X-ray Telescope of CAST  

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The Cern Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) is in operation and taking data since 2003. The main objective of the CAST experiment is to search for a hypothetical pseudoscalar boson, the axion, which might be produced in the core of the sun. The basic physics process CAST is based on is the time inverted Primakoff effect, by which an axion can be converted into a detectable photon in an external electromagnetic field. The resulting X-ray photons are expected to be thermally distributed between 1 and 7 keV. The most sensitive detector system of CAST is a pn-CCD detector combined with a Wolter I type X-ray mirror system. With the X-ray telescope of CAST a background reduction of more than 2 orders off magnitude is achieved, such that for the first time the axion photon coupling constant g_agg can be probed beyond the best astrophysical constraints g_agg < 1 x 10^-10 GeV^-1.

M. Kuster; H. Bruninger; S. Cbrian; M. Davenport; C. Elefteriadis; J. Englhauser; H. Fischer; J. Franz; P. Friedrich; R. Hartmann; F. H. Heinsius; D. H. H. Hoffmann; G. Hoffmeister; J. N. Joux; D. Kang; K. Knigsmann; R. Kotthaus; T. Papaevangelou; C. Lasseur; A. Lippitsch; G. Lutz; J. Morales; A. Rodrguez; L. Strder; J. Vogel; K. Zioutas

2007-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral Field Spectroscopy with the Gemini 8-m Telescopes  

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We give an overview of the current and future IFU capabilities on the Gemini 8-m telescopes. The telescopes are well-suited to integral field spectroscopy and both telescopes will have optical and near-infrared IFUs within the next few years. Commissioning for the GMOS IFU on Gemini North has begun recently and it is now available to the community. Future integral field instruments will take advantage of wide-field adaptive optics systems.

B. W. Miller; J. Turner; M. Takamiya; D. Simons; I. Hook

2002-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Robotic Super-LOTIS Telescope: Results & Future Plans  

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We provide an overview of the robotic Super-LOTIS (Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System) telescope and present results from gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglow observations using Super-LOTIS and other Steward Observatory telescopes. The 0.6-m Super-LOTIS telescope is a fully robotic system dedicated to the measurement of prompt and early time optical emission from GRBs. The system began routine operations from its Steward Observatory site atop Kitt Peak in April 2000 and currently operates every clear night. The telescope is instrumented with an optical CCD camera and a four position filter wheel. It is capable of observing Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) error boxes as early or earlier than the Swift UV/Optical Telescope (UVOT). Super-LOTIS complements the UVOT observations by providing early R- and I-band imaging. We also use the suite of Steward Observatory telescopes including the 1.6-m Kuiper, the 2.3-m Bok, the 6.5-m MMT, and the 8.4-m Large Binocular Telescope to perform follow-up optical and near infrared observations of GRB afterglows. These follow-up observations have traditionally required human intervention but we are currently working to automate the 1.6-m Kuiper telescope to minimize its response time.

G. G. Williams; P. A. Milne; H. S. Park; S. D. Barthelmy; D. H. Hartmann; A. Updike; K. Hurley

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation of the design of a telescopic zoom system  

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This paper discusses the theoretical bases of the construction and computation of the parameters of a telescopic zoom system. A mathematical model and algorithm has been developed,...

Van Luen, Nguen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Design and fabrication of a test apparatus for lightweight flexible space modules for assembly  

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Future space missions will require the on-orbit construction of large structures, such as solar arrays and telescopes. Currently, on-orbit construction and maintenance work is primarily accomplished by astronauts, during ...

Harlan, Andrew R. (Andrew Ryan)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planar feasibility study for primary mirror control of large imaging space systems using binary actuators  

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The greatest discoveries in astronomy have come with advancements in ground-based observatories and space telescopes. Latest trends in ground-based observatories have been ever increasing size of the primary mirror, providing ...

Lee, Seung Jae, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Innovation Spaces  

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Innovation ecosystems today are the lifeblood or the great hope of many major economies, but at the heart of these ecosystems, there are places and spaces. Silicon Valley is not just a place, but a cluster of spaces where ...

Schneider-Sikorsky, Patrick A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an ASIC for Dual Mirror Telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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We have developed an application-specific integrated circui (ASIC) for photomultipler tube (PMT) waveform digitization which is well-suited for the Schwarzschild-Couder optical system under development for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project. The key feature of the "TARGET" ASIC is the ability to read 16 channels in parallel at a sampling speed of 1 GSa/s or faster. In combination with a focal plane instrumented with 64-channel multi-anode PMTs (MAPMTs), TARGET digitizers will enable CTA to achieve a wider field of view than the current Cherenkov telescopes and significantly reduce the cost per channel of the camera and readout electronics. We have also developed a prototype camera module, consisting of 4 TARGET ASICs and a 64-channel MAPMT. We report results from performance testing of the camera module and of the TARGET ASIC itself.

Vandenbroucke, Justin; Funk, Stefan; Okumura, Akira; Tajima, Hiro; Varner, Gary

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CHERENKOV TELESCOPE ARRAY for the CTA Consortium  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a next-generation observatory proposed for very high-energy gamma rays imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs), cover an energy range of about four decades (from a few tens of GeV to above 100 TeV), and to enhance angular and energy resolutions. CTA will have a large discovery

Boyer, Edmond

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Muon Telescope By Nandita Sampath and Izzy Harrison  

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Muon Telescope By Nandita Sampath and Izzy Harrison #12;Abstract We wanted to determine whether the count rate of muons per hour would be affected if we changed the angle that our muon telescope pointed to the roof of the parking garage so the muons could not be affected by surrounding

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Atmospheric dispersion in very large telescopes with adaptive optics  

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......be put facing the telescope mirrors and theplano-convex lens...the beam of light from the mirrors to the focus to a collimated...lenses, and similarly the Schwarzschild (1905a, b, c) coefficients...31 cmto telescope focus mirror I I I I I T I~ 6.540 0......

Charles G. Wynne

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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SST-GATE: A dual mirror telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the world's first open observatory for very high energy gamma-rays. Around a hundred telescopes of different sizes will be used to detect the Cherenkov light that results from gamma-ray induced air showers in the atmosphere. Amongst them, a large number of Small Size Telescopes (SST), with a diameter of about 4 m, will assure an unprecedented coverage of the high energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum (above ~1TeV to beyond 100 TeV) and will open up a new window on the non-thermal sky. Several concepts for the SST design are currently being investigated with the aim of combining a large field of view (~9 degrees) with a good resolution of the shower images, as well as minimizing costs. These include a Davies-Cotton configuration with a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GAPD) based camera, as pioneered by FACT, and a novel and as yet untested design based on the Schwarzschild-Couder configuration, which uses a secondary mirror to reduce the plate-scale and to all...

Zech, A; Blake, S; Boisson, C; Costille, C; De-Frondat, F; Dournaux, J -L; Dumas, D; Fasola, G; Greenshaw, T; Hervet, O; Huet, J -M; Laporte, P; Rulten, C; Savoie, D; Sayede, F; Schmoll, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a telescope pointing and tracking subsystem for the Big Bear Solar Observatory New Solar Telescope  

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, California, U.S.A.; bNew Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. ABSTRACT The New SolarDesign of a telescope pointing and tracking subsystem for the Big Bear Solar Observatory New Solar Telescope J. R. Varsika and G.Yangb aBig Bear Solar Observatory, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City

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HOBBY-EBERLY TELESCOPE The Hobby-Eberly Telescope is operated by McDonald Observatory on behalf of the  

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(VIRUS) instrument is being built to support observations for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy The Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) is a project aimed at looking for Dark Energy (5000 square degrees) blind survey for Lyman alpha emitting galaxies at redshifts z

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Space Nuclear  

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a "Group Achievement Award" by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their efforts as part of the New Horizons mission launch in 2006. More....

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Real-time condition assessment of RAPTOR telescope systems  

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The RAPid Telescopes for Optical Response (RAPTOR) observatory network consists of several robotic astronomical telescopes primarily designed to search for astrophysical transients called a gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Although intrinsically bright, GRBs are difficult to detect because of their short duration. Typically, they are first observed by satellites that then relay the coordinates of the GRB to a ground station which, in turn, distributes the coordinates over the internet so that ground based observers can perform follow-up observations. Typically the ground based observations begin after the GRB has ended and only residual emiSSion (the 'afterglow') is left. However, if the satellite relays the GRB coordinates quickly enough, a 'fast' robotic telescope on the ground may be able to catch the GRB in progress. The RAPTOR telescope system is one of only a few in the world to have accomplished this feat. In order to achieve these results, the RAPTOR telescopes must operate autonomously at a high duty-cycle and in peak operating condition. Currently the telescopes are maintained in an ad hoc manner, often in a run-to-failure mode. The RAPTOR project could benefit greatly from a structural health monitoring (SHM) system, especially as more complex units are added to the suite of telescopes. This paper will summarize preliminary results from an SHM study performed on one of the RAPTOR telescopes. Damage scenarios that are of concern and that have been previously observed are first summarized. Then a specific study of damage to the telescope drive mechanism is presented where the data acquisition system is first described. Next, damage detection algorithms are developed with LANL's new publically available software SHMTools and the results of this process are discussed in detail. The paper will conclude with a summary of future planned refinemenls of the RAPTOR SHM system.

Stull, Chris [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Taylor, Stuart [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wren, James [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

147

50 years of the Lovell Telescope  

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......meteor trails left behind when small particles, released from comets, are burnt up in the upper atmosphere of the Earth. The Early...into space. In early 1966 the Russians made the first soft landing on the Moon with their spacecraft Lunar 9. The form of the......

Ian Morison

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced compton telescope Sample Search...  

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Detector Subsystem Summary: COMPTEL Compton Telescope on CGRO COS-B European Gamma-ray Astronomy Satellite DAPNIA Departement d... Telescope AGILE Astro-rivelatore Gamma a...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area telescope measurements Sample Search...  

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focused telescope: Requirement of on-off- measurements With exception of: gamma-ray bursts & solar flares short time... Compton telescopes would measure: ... Source:...

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Metal multilayer mirrors for EUV wide field telescopes  

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Metal multilayer mirrors have been designed for the ALEXIS satellite, which is to carry six wide field telescopes to perform an all-sky survey in three or four narrow wavelength bands in the EUV. Comprised of alternating layers of molybdenum and silicon, the mirrors are optimized to provide maximum reflectivity at angles from 11.5 to 17/degree/ off normal incidence and at wavelengths of 133, 171, or 186A. Simultaneously, the mirrors use a ''wavetrap'' described below to suppress reflectivity at 304A, where the extremely strong geocoronal line of He II causes severe background problems. Low reflectivity at 304A is achieved by superposing two layer pairs that provide destructive interference with an effective 2d spacing of 152A. The Mo layers in this wavetrap must be very thin, about 10A each, in order to allow the shorter wavelengths desired for peak reflectivity to penetrate without significant attenuation. Because refraction changes the effective angle of passage through the wavetrap, a joint optimization between layer thicknesses in the deep layers and the wavetrap layers must be performed for each target peak wavelength. For the 186A mirror, the optimum design from substrate upward is 40 layer pairs, each 74A Si and 31A Mo, followed by 2 layer pairs, each 55A Si and 10A Mo. Calculations predict this design will have a peak reflectivity at 186A of 35 percent and a 304A reflectivity less than 10/sup /minus/5/, if available optical constants are correct and the multilayer can be fabricated without difficulty. We will present details of the calculations and laboratory measurements of the reflectivity performance attained with prototype mirrors. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Smith, B.W.; Bloch, J.J.; Roussel-Dupre,D.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Earth Telescope observations of BPM 37093: a seismological test of crystallization theory in white dwarfs  

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BPM 37093 is the only hydrogen-atmosphere white dwarf currently known which has sufficient mass (~ 1.1 M_sun) to theoretically crystallize while still inside the ZZ Ceti instability strip (T_eff ~ 12,000 K). As a consequence, this star represents our first opportunity to test crystallization theory directly. If the core is substantially crystallized, then the inner boundary for each pulsation mode will be located at the top of the solid core rather than at the center of the star, affecting mainly the average period spacing. This is distinct from the "mode trapping" caused by the stratified surface layers, which modifies the pulsation periods more selectively. In this paper we report on Whole Earth Telescope observations of BPM 37093 obtained in 1998 and 1999. Based on a simple analysis of the average period spacing we conclude that a large fraction of the total stellar mass is likely to be crystallized.

A. Kanaan; A. Nitta; D. E. Winget; S. O. Kepler; M. H. Montgomery; T. S. Metcalfe

2004-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Weather  

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magnetic field that enshrouds Earth is subject to a continuing low dose of galactic cosmic radiation. The best available estimates predict that exposure to such radiation for as little as a year may-inducing radiation in space. Eugene N. Parker 18 August 2005 Any space traveler far removed from the protective

Shepherd, Simon

153

Cross section dependence of event rates at neutrino telescopes  

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We examine the dependence of event rates at neutrino telescopes on the neutrino-nucleon cross section for neutrinos with energy above 1 PeV, and contrast the results with those for cosmic ray experiments. Scaling of the ...

Marfatia, Danny; Seckel, D.; McKay, D. W.; Hussain, S.

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Australian Icon - Planning and Construction of the Parkes Telescope  

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By almost any measure, the Parkes Radio Telescope is the most successful scientific instrument ever built in Australia. The telescope is unsurpassed in terms of the number of astronomers, both national and international, who have used the instrument, the number of research papers that have flowed from their research, and the sheer longevity of its operation (now over fifty years). The original planners and builders could not have envisaged that the telescope would have such an extraordinarily long and productive future. From the start, it was an international project by CSIRO that in the 1950s launched Australia into the world of `big science'. Partly funded by the US Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, it was designed in England by Freeman Fox & Partners, and built by the German firm MAN. This article will give an overview of the origins of the idea for the telescope and the funding, planning and construction of the Parkes dish over the period 1954 to 1961.

Robertson, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion of remote vision and on-board acceleration data for the vibration estimation of large space structures  

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Future space structures such as solar power stations and telescopes are expected to be very large. These structures will require on-orbit construction. Due to the risks and costs of human extravehicular work, teams of ...

Bilton, Amy M. (Amy Marlou)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Intelligent Sensor Tasking for Space Collision Mitigation  

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Orbital collisions pose a hazard to space operations. Using a high performance computer modeling and simulation environment for space situational awareness, we explore a new paradigm for improving satellite conjunction analysis by obtaining more precise orbital information only for those objects that pose a collision risk greater than a defined threshold to a specific set of satellites during a specified time interval. In particular, we assess the improvement in the quality of the conjunction analysis that can be achieved using a distributed network of ground-based telescopes.

Olivier, S S; Pertica, A J; Henderson, J R

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Monitor Telescope Pipeline  

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The photometric calibration of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a multi-step process which involves data from three different telescopes: the 1.0-m telescope at the US Naval Observatory (USNO), Flagstaff Station, Arizona (which was used to establish the SDSS standard star network); the SDSS 0.5-m Photometric Telescope (PT) at the Apache Point Observatory (APO), New Mexico (which calculates nightly extinctions and calibrates secondary patch transfer fields); and the SDSS 2.5-m telescope at APO (which obtains the imaging data for the SDSS proper). In this paper, we describe the Monitor Telescope Pipeline, MTPIPE, the software pipeline used in processing the data from the single-CCD telescopes used in the photometric calibration of the SDSS (i.e., the USNO 1.0-m and the PT). We also describe transformation equations that convert photometry on the USNO-1.0m u'g'r'i'z' system to photometry the SDSS 2.5m ugriz system and the results of various validation tests of the MTPIPE software. Further, we discuss the semi-automated PT factory, which runs MTPIPE in the day-to-day standard SDSS operations at Fermilab. Finally, we discuss the use of MTPIPE in current SDSS-related projects, including the Southern u'g'r'i'z' Standard Star project, the u'g'r'i'z' Open Star Clusters project, and the SDSS extension (SDSS-II).

D. L. Tucker; S. Kent; M. W. Richmond; J. Annis; J. A. Smith; S. S. Allam; C. T. Rodgers; J. L. Stute; J. K. Adelman-McCarthy; J. Brinkmann; M. Doi; D. Finkbeiner; M. Fukugita; J. Goldston; B. Greenway; J. E. Gunn; J. S. Hendry; D. W. Hogg; S. -I. Ichikawa; Z. Ivezic; G. R. Knapp; H. Lampeitl; B. C. Lee; H. Lin; T. A. McKay; A. Merrelli; J. A. Munn; E. H. Neilsen, Jr.; H. J. Newberg; G. T. Richards; D. J. Schlegel; C. Stoughton; A. Uomoto; B. Yanny

2006-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

158

The next generation Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory: CTA  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a large collaborative effort aimed at the design and operation of an observatory dedicated to the VHE gamma-ray astrophysics in the energy range 30 GeV-100 TeV, which will improve by about one order of magnitude the sensitivity with respect to the current major arrays (H.E.S.S., MAGIC, and VERITAS). In order to achieve such improved performance, for both the northern and southern CTA sites, four units of 23m diameter Large Size Telescopes (LSTs) will be deployed close to the centre of the array with telescopes separated by about 100m. A larger number (about 25 units) of 12m Medium Size Telescopes (MSTs, separated by about 150m), will cover a larger area. The southern site will also include up to 24 Schwarzschild-Couder dual-mirror medium-size Telescopes (SCTs) with the primary mirror diameter of 9.5m. Above a few TeV, the Cherenkov light intensity is such that showers can be detected even well outside the light pool by telescopes significantly smaller than the MSTs. To a...

Vercellone, Stefano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

3D acoustic imaging applied to the Baikal Neutrino Telescope  

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A hydro-acoustic imaging system was tested in a pilot study on distant localization of elements of the Baikal underwater neutrino telescope. For this innovative approach, based on broad band acoustic echo signals and strictly avoiding any active acoustic elements on the telescope, the imaging system was temporarily installed just below the ice surface, while the telescope stayed in its standard position at 1100 m depth. The system comprised an antenna with four acoustic projectors positioned at the corners of a 50 meter square; acoustic pulses were "linear sweep-spread signals" - multiple-modulated wide-band signals (10-22 kHz) of 51.2 s duration. Three large objects (two string buoys and the central electronics module) were localized by the 3D acoustic imaging, with a accuracy of ~0.2 m (along the beam) and ~1.0 m (transverse). We discuss signal forms and parameters necessary for improved 3D acoustic imaging of the telescope, and suggest a layout of a possible stationary bottom based 3D imaging setup. The presented technique may be of interest for neutrino telescopes of km3-scale and beyond, as a flexible temporary or as a stationary tool to localize basic telescope elements, while these are completely passive.

K. G. Kebkal; R. Bannasch; O. G. Kebkal; A. I. Panfilov; R. Wischnewski

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

160

Introduction to Scale-Space Theory: Multiscale Geometric Image Analysis  

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available, like microscopes and telescopes. The scale range known to humankind spans about 50 decades, like meters, seconds, candelas, amp`eres etc. In front-end vision the apparatus (starting at the retina on scale-space theory and front-end vision [tHR97], appearing Spring or Summer 1997. 2It is not so

DeCarlo, Doug

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161

Space Research  

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In the two years since the last SPIE meeting on this topic there has been much activity in both ground and space based interferometry. The author reviews those developments. He also summarizes the Strawman Sci...

G. Burkhardt; U. Esser; H. Hefele; I. Heinrich; W. Hofmann

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Space Microbiology  

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...membranes under conditions of free fall (in a drop tower) and hypergravity (in a centrifuge). This...operation in the International Space Station. SAE technical paper 2006-01-2157. SAE, Warrendale, PA. 225 Rothschild, L., and...

Gerda Horneck; David M. Klaus; Rocco L. Mancinelli

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Exploring the Dynamic Radio Sky with the Allen Telescope Array  

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E. W. 2002, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 285, 109Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 60, 287 Hallinan,

Williams, Peter Kelsey George

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Cryogenic optical performance of the ASTRO-F SiC telescope  

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The lightweight cryogenic telescope on board the Japanese infrared astronomical satellite, ASTRO-F, which

Kaneda, Hidehiro; Onaka, Takashi; Nakagawa, Takao; Enya, Keigo; Murakami, Hiroshi; Yamashiro, Ryoji; Ezaki, Tatsuhiko; Numao, Yasuyuki; Sugiyama, Yoshikazu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Summary of One Year Operation of the EUDET CMOS Pixel Telescope  

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Within the EUDET consortium a high resolution pixel beam telescope is being developed. The telescope consists of up to six planes of monolithic active pixel sensors. A flexible data acquisition environment is available for the telescope and the system is equipped with all the required infrastructure. Since the first installation of a demonstrator telescope in 2007, it has been extensively tested and used by various detector R&D groups. The results of test beam measurements are described here, demonstrating the telescope performance.

Ingrid-Maria Gregor

2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

166

SKA SA test telescope reveals binary star system South Africa's test telescope reveals secrets of a binary star system and proves the country is able to  

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SKA SA test telescope reveals binary star system South Africa's test telescope reveals secrets, has created huge research and job opportunities. South Africa's Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) has at the SKA South Africa. The 64-dish MeerKAT ­ which SKA South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff once described

Jarrett, Thomas H.

167

Fine tracking system for balloon-borne telescopes  

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We present the results of a study along with a first prototype of a high precision system (? 1 arcsec) for pointing and tracking light (near-infrared) telescopes on board stratospheric balloons. Such a system is essentially composed by a star sensor and by a star tracker, able to recognize the field and to adequately track the telescope, respectively. We present the software aimed at processing the star sensor image and the predictive algorithm that allows the fine tracking of the source at a sub-pixel level. The laboratory tests of the system are described and its performance is analyzed. We demonstrate how such a device, when used at the focal plane of enough large telescopes (2-4m, F/10), is capable to provide (sub-)arcsec diffraction limited images in the near infrared bands.

Ricci, M; Lorenzetti, D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

The Atmospheric Monitoring Strategy for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique (IACT) is unusual in astronomy as the atmosphere actually forms an intrinsic part of the detector system, with telescopes indirectly detecting very high energy particles by the generation and transport of Cherenkov photons deep within the atmosphere. This means that accurate measurement, characterisation and monitoring of the atmosphere is at the very heart of successfully operating an IACT system. The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the next generation IACT observatory with an ambitious aim to improve the sensitivity of an order of magnitude over current facilities, along with corresponding improvements in angular and energy resolution and extended energy coverage, through an array of Large (23m), Medium (12m) and Small (4m) sized telescopes spread over an area of order ~km$^2$. Whole sky coverage will be achieved by operating at two sites: one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere. This proceedings will cover the characterisation of...

Daniel, M K

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Pulsed Gamma-rays from PSR J2021+3651 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope  

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We report the detection of pulsed gamma-rays from the young, spin-powered radio pulsar PSR J2021+3651 using data acquired with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST). The light curve consists of two narrow peaks of similar amplitude separated by 0.468 +/- 0.002 in phase. The first peak lags the maximum of the 2 GHz radio pulse by 0.162 +/- 0.004 +/- 0.01 in phase. The integral gamma-ray photon flux above 100 MeV is (56 +/- 3 +/- 11) x 10^{-8} /cm2/s. The photon spectrum is well-described by an exponentially cut-off power law of the form dF/dE = kE^{-\\Gamma} e^(-E/E_c) where the energy E is expressed in GeV. The photon index is \\Gamma = 1.5 +/- 0.1 +/- 0.1 and the exponential cut-off is E_c = 2.4 +/- 0.3 +/- 0.5 GeV. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The integral photon flux of the bridge is approximately 10% of the pulsed emission, and the upper limit on off-pulse gamma-ray emission from a putative pulsar wind nebula is <10% o...

Abdo, A A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of the Cygnus Loop Supernova Remnant  

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We present an analysis of the gamma-ray measurements by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in the region of the supernova remnant (SNR) Cygnus Loop (G74.0-8.5). We detect significant gamma-ray emission associated with the SNR in the energy band 0.2-100 GeV. The gamma-ray spectrum shows a break in the range 2-3 GeV. The gamma-ray luminosity is {approx} 1 x 10{sup 33} erg s{sup -1} between 1-100 GeV, much lower than those of other GeV-emitting SNRs. The morphology is best represented by a ring shape, with inner/outer radii 0{sup o}.7 {+-} 0{sup o}.1 and 1{sup o}.6 {+-} 0{sup o}.1. Given the association among X-ray rims, H{alpha} filaments and gamma-ray emission, we argue that gamma rays originate in interactions between particles accelerated in the SNR and interstellar gas or radiation fields adjacent to the shock regions. The decay of neutral pions produced in nucleon-nucleon interactions between accelerated hadrons and interstellar gas provides a reasonable explanation for the gamma-ray spectrum.

Katagiri, H.; /Ibaraki U., Mito; Tibaldo, L.; /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Paris U., VI-VII; Ballet, J.; /Paris U., VI-VII; Giordano, F.; /Bari U. /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari; Grenier, I.A.; /Paris U., VI-VII; Porter, T.A.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Roth, M.; /Washington U., Seattle; Tibolla, O.; /Wurzburg U.; Uchiyama, Y.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Yamazaki, R.; /Sagamihara, Aoyama Gakuin U.

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

171

Simbol-X Telescope Scientific Calibrations: Requirements and Plans  

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The Simbol-X telescope characteristics and the mission scientific requirements impose a challenging calibration plan with a number of unprecedented issues. The 20 m focal length implies for the incoming X-ray beam a divergence comparable to the incidence angle of the mirror surface also for 100 m-long facilities. Moreover this is the first time that a direct focussing X-ray telescope will be calibrated on an energy band covering about three decades, and with a complex focal plane. These problems require a careful plan and organization of the measurements, together with an evaluation of the calibration needs in terms of both hardware and software.

Malaguti, G.; Raimondi, L.; Trifoglio, M. [INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy); Angelini, L. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States); Moretti, A. [INAF-OABrera (Italy)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

172

Artificial neural network for the determination of Hubble Space Telescope aberration from stellar images  

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An artificial-neural-network method, first developed for the measurement and control of atmospheric phase distortion, using stellar images, was used to estimate the optical aberration...

Barrett, Todd K; Sandler, David G

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The Shape and Surface Variation of 2 Pallas from the Hubble Space Telescope  

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...N. Sjogren W. L. , Icarus 182 , 23 ( 2006 ). 10.1016/j.icarus.2005.12.025 15 Maya is distributed through the Autodesk EULA agreement. 16 Hale W. Grieve R. A. , J. Geophys. Res. 87 , A65 ( 1982 ). 10.1029/JB087iS01p00A65 17 H. J...

B. E. Schmidt; P. C. Thomas; J. M. Bauer; J.-Y. Li; L. A. McFadden; M. J. Mutchler; S. C. Radcliffe; A. S. Rivkin; C. T. Russell; J. Wm. Parker; S. A. Stern

2009-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

174

EMISSION LINE PROPERTIES ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI FROM PRECOSTAR FAINT OBJECT SPECTROGRAPH HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SPECTRAL ATLAS  

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EMISSION LINE PROPERTIES ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI FROM PRE­COSTAR FAINT OBJECT SPECTROGRAPH HUBBLE/optical emission some most detailed information obtainable about intrinsic properties quasars. Studies of density of correlations between emission lines and overall quasar spectral energy distributions that su#ered from

Green, Paul

175

Cryogenic far-infrared laser absorptivity measurements of the Herschel Space Observatory telescope mirror coatings  

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Far-infrared laser calorimetry was used to measure the absorptivity, and thus the emissivity, of aluminum-coated silicon carbide mirror samples produced during the coating...

Fischer, Jacqueline; Klaassen, Tjeerd; Hovenier, Niels; Jakob, Gerd; Poglitsch, Albrecht; Sternberg, Oren

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

The Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics: SPICA A joint mission between JAXA and ESA  

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Vandenbussche (KUL), Christoffel Waelkens (KUL), Peter Davis (BSS), James Di Francesco (HIA/NRC), Mark Halpern. (CESR), Ravera, L. (CESR), Ristorcelli, I. (CESR), Rodriguez, L. (SAP), Vives, S. (OAMP), Zavagno, A Ramon Pardo (CSIC), Francisca Gomez (CSIC), Nieves Castro Rodriguez (CSIC), Peter Ade (CU), Mike Barlow

Naylor, David A.

177

Mid-infrared imaging of 18 planetary nebulae using the Spitzer Space Telescope  

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......GLIMPSE project can be found in Benjamin et al. (2003), whilst data...recently been summarized by Jeffery Schonberner (2006) (see...1988, ApJ, 331, 532. Benjamin R. A. , et al, 2003, PASP...1993, AAS, 101, 541. Jeffery C. S. , Schonberner D......

J. P. Phillips; G. Ramos-Larios

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

178

Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 11 General Observer Proposal Imaging Quasar 3C 273  

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of the choices for formattedsubmission Principal Investigator: Ms. Christina Bunker Institution: State University of New York at Stony Brook United States Electronic mail: christina.bunker@gmail.com Scientific category.86 UVIS ACCUM F606W 2 Grand total orbit request 2 #12;Ms. Christina Bunker Imaging Quasar 3C 273

Walter, Frederick M.

179

Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopy of the Balmer lines in Sirius B  

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......have obtained high-quality direct images of the...which we are continually improving the astrometric orbit...of the fine structure energy levels, obtaining a...usually carried out in air (for ground-based...B mass and radius in solar units compared to the......

M. A. Barstow; Howard E. Bond; J. B. Holberg; M. R. Burleigh; I. Hubeny; D. Koester

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Hubble Space Telescope Paschen ? survey of the Galactic Centre: data reduction and products  

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......this task. As mentioned in the HST NICMOS Data Handbook (Thatte et al. 2009), does not allow for pixel subsampling and hence provides...locked and within a single orbit (HST drizzle Handbook). Such a shift, though small, could still......

H. Dong; Q. D. Wang; A. Cotera; S. Stolovy; M. R. Morris; J. Mauerhan; E. A. Mills; G. Schneider; D. Calzetti; C. Lang

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Animated Space  

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activists returning to the Square over thirty years to protest against diverse injustices, including mine closures, nuclear arms escalation, violence against women, Apartheid in South Africa, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, repression in Palestine... movement, the protests in Southern Europe against austerity, the uprisings in Ukraine, the demonstrations against wasteful state expenditure in Brazil are the emblems of the new politics of insurgency; their rebellious public spaces tangible expression...

Amin, Ash

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Integrating Seeing Measurements into the Operations of Solar Telescopes  

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conditions for solar observations: Big Bear Solar Observatory in California, Haleakala on Maui, HawaiiIntegrating Seeing Measurements into the Operations of Solar Telescopes C. Denker and A. P. Verdoni New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research 323 Martin Luther King Blvd

183

NMSU's 1m Altaz telescope located at the Apache Point  

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Research Projects National Solar Observa- tory's facilities in Sacra- mento Peak, New Mexico NMSU RESEARCHNMSU's 1m Altaz telescope located at the Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico. Dr has been awarded NSF funding to enhance the quality and quantity of New Mexico State University

Johnson, Eric E.

184

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope Project: A Progress Report  

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The Atacama Cosmology Telescope is a project to map the microwave background radiation at arcminute angular resolution and high sensitivity in three frequency bands over substantial sky areas. Cosmological signals driving such an experiment are reviewed, and current progress in hardware construction is summarized. Complementary astronomical observations in other wavebands are also discussed.

Arthur Kosowsky; for the ACT Collaboration

2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

185

Results of a Si/CdTe Compton Telescope  

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We have been developing a semiconductor Compton telescope to explore the universe in the energy band from several tens of keV to a few MeV. We use a Si strip and CdTe pixel detector for the Compton telescope to cover an energy range from 60 keV. For energies above several hundred keV, the higher efficiency of CdTe semiconductor in comparison with Si is expected to play an important role as an absorber and a scatterer. In order to demonstrate the spectral and imaging capability of a CdTe-based Compton Telescope, we have developed a Compton telescope consisting of a stack of CdTe pixel detectors as a small scale prototype. With this prototype, we succeeded in reconstructing images and spectra by solving the Compton equation from 122 keV to 662 keV. The energy resolution (FWHM) of reconstructed spectra is 7.3 keV at 511 keV and 3.1 keV at 122 keV, respectively. The angular resolution obtained at 511 keV is measured to be 12.2 degree (FWHM).

Kousuke Oonuki; Takaaki Tanaka; Shin Watanabe; Shin'ichiro Takeda; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Takefumi Mitani; Tadayuki Takahashi; Hiroyasu Tajima; Yasushi Fukazawa; Masaharu Nomachi

2005-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

186

Review of the Solar Array Telescopes David A. Smith  

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to believe that at lower energy, wavefront sampling could have advantages [34]. After the 1973 oil crisisReview of the Solar Array Telescopes David A. Smith Centre d'Etudes Nucl´eaires de Bordeaux sensitive to astrophysical gamma rays with energies beyond the reach of EGRET but below

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

187

Adaptive Optics Simulations for the European Extremely Large Telescope  

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Louarn, Sylvain Oberti, and A. Garcia-Rissman European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Stra?e 2 large telescopes (ELTs) of primary mirror diameters 20-42 m are in the design stages, such as the thirty of view (FOV) with a single deformable mirror (DM). Due to the sky coverage constraints of NGS systems

Liske, Jochen

188

New challenges for adaptive optics: extremely large telescopes  

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......Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 2, D-85748 Garching...and up to three deformable mirrors, which increase up to 8-fold...optical telescopes has primary mirrors with diameters in the 8...the diameter of the primary mirror lies in a range between 40......

M. Le Louarn; N. Hubin; M. Sarazin; A. Tokovinin

2000-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

189

The Thermal Environment of the Fiber Glass Dome for the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory  

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The New Solar Telescope (NST) is a 1.6-meter off-axis Gregory-type telescope with an equatorial mount and an open optical support structure. To mitigate the temperature fluctuations along the exposed optical path, the effects of local/dome-related seeing have to be minimized. To accomplish this, NST will be housed in a 5/8-sphere fiberglass dome that is outfitted with 14 active vents evenly spaced around its perimeter. The 14 vents house louvers that open and close independently of one another to regulate and direct the passage of air through the dome. In January 2006, 16 thermal probes were installed throughout the dome and the temperature distribution was measured. The measurements confirmed the existence of a strong thermal gradient on the order of 5 degree Celsius inside the dome. In December 2006, a second set of temperature measurements were made using different louver configurations. In this study, we present the results of these measurements along with their integration into the thermal control system (ThCS) and the overall telescope control system (TCS).

A. P. Verdoni; C. Denker; J. R. Varsik; S. Shumko; J. Nenow; R. Coulter

2007-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

190

The Photodetector Plane of the 4m Davies Cotton Small Size Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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Photomultipliers (PMTs) are currently adopted for the photodetector plane of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs). Even though PMT quantum efficiency has improved impressively in the recent years, one of the main limitation for their application in the gamma-astronomy field - the impossibility to operate with moon light - still remains. As a matter of fact, the light excess would lead to significant and faster camera ageing. Solid state detectors, in particular Geiger-mode avalanche photo-diodes (G-APDs) represent a valuable alternative solution to overcome this limitation as demonstrated in the field by the FACT experiment (The First G- APD Cherenkov Telescope). They can be regarded as a more promising long term approach, which can be easily adopted for the new generation of cameras and for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). We describe here the Photo-Detector Plane (PDP) of the camera for the 4 m Davies Cotton CTA Small Size Telescopes, for which large area G-APD coupled to non-imaging light c...

Boccone, V; Basili, A; Christov, A; della Volpe, M; Montaruli, T

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area telescope observations Sample Search...  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy Summary: NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area telescope view Sample Search Results  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy Summary: NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area telescope bright Sample Search Results  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy Summary: ms images of a bright star 12;NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 13...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area telescope points Sample Search Results  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy Summary: NASSP OT1: Telescopes I-217 Feb 2010 1 OpticalIR Observational Astronomy...

195

Experimental Results Obtained with the Positron-Annihilation Radiation Telescope of the Toulouse-Argonne Collaboration  

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We present laboratory measurements obtained with a ground-based prototype of a focusing positron-annihilation-radiation telescope developed by the Toulouse-Argonne collaboration. This balloon-borne telescope has ...

J. E. Naya; P. von Ballmoos; F. Albernhe; G. Vedrenne

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

E-Print Network 3.0 - axion solar telescope Sample Search Results  

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solar telescope Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: axion solar telescope Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 In Search Of Axions: The CAST...

197

The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope and Its Rebirth as a Polarimeter.  

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??The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) is a 1.8 meter Cassegrain telescope that operates in three bands (250, 350, and 500 ?m), each with (more)

Thomas, Nicholas E

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Design and analysis of a two-channel three-mirror x-ray telescope: errata  

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Alternate configurations for a two-channel three-mirror glancing incidence x-ray telescope have been designed and evaluated. A Wolter-Schwarzschild type I telescope is used as a base...

Kassim, Abd M; Shealy, David L

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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as well as conducting mission operations and data analysis. The GP-B Telescope Photo Credit: GP-B Photo

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PH.: S0273-1177(97)00009-4 Adv. Space Res. Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 257-260,1997  

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two of the ten solar panel assemblies (SPA) for further investigation. Solar cell samples of these two OF HYPERVELOCITY IMPACTS ON THE SOLAR CELLS OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE WITH EPMA-EDX AND SIMS C. H. Heiss* and F ABSTRACT The Technical University Darmstadt received 20 solar cell samples of the retrieved Hubble Space

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201

Thermal characteristics of a classical solar telescope primary mirror  

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We present a detailed thermal and structural analysis of a 2m class solar telescope mirror which is subjected to a varying heat load at an observatory site. A 3-dimensional heat transfer model of the mirror takes into account the heating caused by a smooth and gradual increase of the solar flux during the day-time observations and cooling resulting from the exponentially decaying ambient temperature at night. The thermal and structural response of two competing materials for optical telescopes, namely Silicon Carbide -best known for excellent heat conductivity and Zerodur -preferred for its extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion, is investigated in detail. The insight gained from these simulations will provide a valuable input for devising an efficient and stable thermal control system for the primary mirror.

Banyal, Ravinder K

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF GRB 110625A  

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Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that emit photons at GeV energies form a small but significant population of GRBs. However, the number of GRBs whose GeV-emitting period is simultaneously observed in X-rays remains small. We report {gamma}-ray observations of GRB 110625A using Fermi's Large Area Telescope in the energy range 100 MeV-20 GeV. Gamma-ray emission at these energies was clearly detected using data taken between 180 s and 580 s after the burst, an epoch after the prompt emission phase. The GeV light curve differs from a simple power-law decay, and probably consists of two emission periods. Simultaneous Swift X-Ray Telescope observations did not show flaring behaviors as in the case of GRB 100728A. We discuss the possibility that the GeV emission is the synchrotron self-Compton radiation of underlying ultraviolet flares.

Tam, P. H. T.; Kong, A. K. H. [Institute of Astronomy and Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Fan Yizhong, E-mail: phtam@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The data acquisition system for the ANTARES neutrino telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ANTARES neutrino telescope is being constructed in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a large three-dimensional array of photo-multiplier tubes. The data acquisition system of the detector takes care of the digitisation of the photo-multiplier tube signals, data transport, data filtering, and data storage. The detector is operated using a control program interfaced with all elements. The design and the implementation of the data acquisition system are described.

J. A. Aguilar; ANTARES collaboration

2006-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

204

The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope: BLAST  

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The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) is a suborbital surveying experiment designed to study the evolutionary history and processes of star formation in local galaxies (including the Milky Way) and galaxies at cosmological distances. The BLAST continuum camera, which consists of 270 detectors distributed between three arrays, observes simultaneously in broadband (30%) spectral windows at 250, 350, and 500 ?m. The optical design is based on a 2 m diameter telescope, providing a diffraction-limited resolution of 30 -->'' at 250 ?m. The gondola pointing system enables raster mapping of arbitrary geometry, with a repeatable positional accuracy of ~30 -->''; postflight pointing reconstruction to 5 -->'' rms is achieved. The onboard telescope control software permits autonomous execution of a preselected set of maps, with the option of manual override. In this paper we describe the primary characteristics and measured in-flight performance of BLAST. BLAST performed a test flight in 2003 and has since made two scientifically productive long-duration balloon flights: a 100 hr flight from ESRANGE (Kiruna), Sweden to Victoria Island, northern Canada in 2005 June; and a 250 hr, circumpolar flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in 2006 December.

E. Pascale; P. A. R. Ade; J. J. Bock; E. L. Chapin; J. Chung; M. J. Devlin; S Dicker; M. Griffin; J. O. Gundersen; M. Halpern; P. C. Hargrave; D. H. Hughes; J. Klein; C. J. MacTavish; G. Marsden; P. G. Martin; T. G. Martin; P. Mauskopf; C. B. Netterfield; L. Olmi; G. Patanchon; M. Rex; D. Scott; C. Semisch; N. Thomas; M. D. P. Truch; C. Tucker; G. S. Tucker; M. P. Viero; D. V. Wiebe

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IceCube-Plus: An Ultra-High Energy Neutrino Telescope  

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While the first kilometer-scale neutrino telescope, IceCube, is under constructi on, alternative plans exist to build even larger detectors that will, however, b e limited by a much higher neutrino energy threshold of 10 PeV or higher rather than 10 to 100 GeV. These future projects detect radio and acoustic pulses as w ell as air showers initiated by ultra-high energy neutrinos. As an alternative, we here propose an expansion of IceCube, using the same strings, placed on a gri d with a spacing of order 500 m. Unlike other proposals, the expanded detector uses methods that are understood and calibrated on atmospheric neutrinos. Atmosp heric neutrinos represent the only background at the energies under consideratio n and is totally negligible. Also, the cost of such a detector is understood. We conclude that supplementing the 81 IceCube strings with a modest number of addi tional strings spaced at large distances can almost double the effective volume of the detector. Doubling the number of strings on a 800 m ...

Halzen, F; Halzen, Francis; Hooper, Dan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

IceCube-Plus: An Ultra-High Energy Neutrino Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While the first kilometer-scale neutrino telescope, IceCube, is under construction, alternative plans exist to build even larger detectors that will, however, b e limited by a much higher neutrino energy threshold of 10 PeV or higher rather than 10 to 100 GeV. These future projects detect radio and acoustic pulses as w ell as air showers initiated by ultra-high energy neutrinos. As an alternative, we here propose an expansion of IceCube, using the same strings, placed on a gri d with a spacing of order 500 m. Unlike other proposals, the expanded detector uses methods that are understood and calibrated on atmospheric neutrinos. Atmosp heric neutrinos represent the only background at the energies under consideratio n and is totally negligible. Also, the cost of such a detector is understood. We conclude that supplementing the 81 IceCube strings with a modest number of addi tional strings spaced at large distances can almost double the effective volume of the detector. Doubling the number of strings on a 800 m grid can deliver a d etector that this a factor of 5 larger for horizontal muons at modest cost.

Francis Halzen; Dan Hooper

2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

207

Multimedia Phase-Spaces  

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Dynamic phase-spaces are suggested as a way of designing and implementing interactive multimedia systems. A dynamic phase-space is a space of properties overlayed with dynamics. The space is decorated with multimedia resources such ... Keywords: catastrophe theory, dynamics, installation, interactive narrative, museums, phase-space

Peter Bgh Andersen

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Design constraints on Cherenkov telescopes with Davies-Cotton reflectors  

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This paper discusses the construction of high-performance ground-based gamma-ray Cherenkov telescopes with a Davies-Cotton reflector. For the design of such telescopes, usually physics constrains the field-of-view, while the photo-sensor size is defined by limited options. Including the effect of light-concentrators in front of the photo sensor, it is demonstrated that these constraints are enough to mutually constrain all other design parameters. The dependability of the various design parameters naturally arises once a relationship between the value of the point-spread functions at the edge of the field-of-view and the pixel field-of-view is introduced. To be able to include this constraint into a system of equations, an analytical description for the point-spread function of a tessellated Davies-Cotton reflector is derived from Taylor developments and ray-tracing simulations. Including higher order terms renders the result precise on the percent level. Design curves are provided within the typical phase sp...

Bretz, Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

The Trigger Algorithm for the Burst Alert Telescope on Swift  

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The Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) is a huge (5200 cm2) coded aperture imager that will detect gamma-ray bursts in real time and provide a location that the Swift satellite will use to slew the optical and x-ray telescopes. The huge size of BAT is a challenge for the on-board triggering: a change as small as 1% is equivalent to a 1 sigma statistical variation in 1 second. There will be three types of triggers, two based on rates and one based on images. The first type of trigger is for short time scales (4 msec to 64 msec). These will be traditional triggers (single background) and we check about 25,000 combinations of time-energy-focal plane subregions per second. The second type of trigger will be similar to what is used on HETE: fits to multiple background regions to remove trends for time scales between 64 msec and 64 seconds. About 500 triggers will be checked per second. For these rate triggers, false triggers and variable non-GRB sources will be rejected by requiring a new source to be present in an...

Fenimore, E; Galassi, M; Gehrels, N; Palmer, D; Parsons, A; Tavenner, T; Tller, J

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRB 090926A AND BRIGHT LATE-TIME FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOWS  

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GRB 090926A was detected by both the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor and Large Area Telescope (LAT) instruments on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Swift follow-up observations began {approx}13 hr after the initial trigger. The optical afterglow was detected for nearly 23 days post trigger, placing it in the long-lived category. The afterglow is of particular interest due to its brightness at late times, as well as the presence of optical flares at T0+10{sup 5} s and later, which may indicate late-time central engine activity. The LAT has detected a total of 16 gamma-ray bursts; nine of these bursts, including GRB 090926A, also have been observed by Swift. Of the nine Swift-observed LAT bursts, six were detected by UVOT, with five of the bursts having bright, long-lived optical afterglows. In comparison, Swift has been operating for five years and has detected nearly 500 bursts, but has only seen {approx}30% of bursts with optical afterglows that live longer than 10{sup 5} s. We have calculated the predicted gamma-ray fluence, as would have been seen by the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on board Swift, of the LAT bursts to determine whether this high percentage of long-lived optical afterglows is unique, when compared to BAT-triggered bursts. We find that, with the exception of the short burst GRB 090510A, the predicted BAT fluences indicate that the LAT bursts are more energetic than 88% of all Swift bursts and also have brighter than average X-ray and optical afterglows.

Swenson, C. A.; Roming, P. W. A.; Vetere, L.; Kennea, J. A. [Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Maxham, A.; Zhang, B. B.; Zhang, B. [University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Box 454002, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (United States); Schady, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany); Holland, S. T. [Universities Space Research Association, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite 500, Columbia, MD 21044 (United States); Kuin, N. P. M.; Oates, S. R.; De Pasquale, M. [The UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, RH5 6NT (United Kingdom); Page, K. L., E-mail: cswenson@astro.psu.ed [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

211

Sculpting space through sound  

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How does one experience space? What kind of information do humans collect in the process of constructing space in their mind? How does one begin to understand volume, light, texture, material, smell and sense of space? The ...

Nakagawa, Junko, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Force-optimized alignment for optical control of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope  

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We present formalism and analysis of three active alignment reconstruction techniques applied to the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope. The three reconstructors generate optical...

Upton, Robert; Cho, Myung; Rimmele, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atacama telescope ccat Sample Search Results  

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applicability of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is the scarce capacity of Summary: a main solar panel on the roof and a secondary, telescopic panel under the main panel. When...

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Aplanatic two mirror telescope from near-normal to grazing incidence  

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Surface equations for strictly aplanatic two-mirror telescopes of any configuration are given. They were used in a comparative performance analysis of the general Cassegrainian...

Korsch, Dietrich

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avec les telescopes Sample Search Results  

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2010 Summary: arcsec ou plus. Possible avec optique adaptative, ou telescopes hors atmosphere. 3- v V + 5 log10... etecter a cause de la turbulence atmospherique,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avec le telescope Sample Search Results  

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12;Allen Telescope Array ATA Team Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Collection: Physics 5 Remerciements Yannick Mellier m'a...

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Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Mission and Synergies with LISA and LIGO-Virgo  

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The Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is a NASA space mission in study for launch in 2024. It has a 2.4 m telescope, wide-field IR instrument operating in the 0.7 - 2.0 micron range and an exoplanet imaging coronagraph instrument operating in the 400 - 1000 nm range. The observatory will perform galaxy surveys over thousands of square degrees to J=27 AB for dark energy weak lensing and baryon acoustic oscillation measurements and will monitor a few square degrees for dark energy SN Ia studies. It will perform microlensing observations of the galactic bulge for an exoplanet census and direct imaging observations of nearby exoplanets with a pathfinder coronagraph. The mission will have a robust and well-funded guest observer program for 25% of the observing time. WFIRST will be a powerful tool for time domain astronomy and for coordinated observations with gravitational wave experiments. Gravitational wave events produced by mergers of nearby binary neutron stars (LIGO-Virgo) or extragalactic superm...

Gehrels, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimetre Telescope  

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The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimetre Telescope (BLAST) will operate on a Long Duration Balloon platform with large format bolometer arrays at 250, 350 and 500 microns, initially using a 2m mirror, with plans to increase to 2.5m. BLAST is a collaboration between scientists in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and Mexico. Funding has been approved and it is now in its building phase. The test flight is scheduled for 2002, with the first long duration flight the following year. The scientific goals are to learn about the nature of distant extragalactic star forming galaxies and cold pre-stellar sources by making deep maps both at high and low galactic latitudes. BLAST will be useful for planning Herschel key projects which use SPIRE.

Douglas Scott; the BLAST Team

2001-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The Greenland Telescope (GLT): Antenna status and future plans  

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The ALMA North America Prototype Antenna was awarded to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 2011. SAO and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASIAA), SAO's main partner for this project, are working jointly to relocate the antenna to Greenland to carry out millimeter and submillimeter VLBI observations. This paper presents the work carried out on upgrading the antenna to enable operation in the Arctic climate by the GLT Team to make this challenging project possible, with an emphasis on the unexpected telescope components that had to be either redesigned or changed. Five-years of inactivity, with the antenna laying idle in the desert of New Mexico, coupled with the extreme weather conditions of the selected site in Greenland have it necessary to significantly refurbish the antenna. We found that many components did need to be replaced, such as the antenna support cone, the azimuth bearing, the carbon fiber quadrupod, the hexapod, the HVAC, the tiltmeters, the antenna ...

Raffin, Philippe; Asada, Keichi; Blundell, Raymond; Burgos, Roberto; Chang, Chih-Cheng; Chen, Ming-Tang; Christensen, Robert; Grimes, Paul K; Han, C C; Ho, Paul T P; Huang, Yau-De; Inoue, Makoto; Koch, Patrick M; Kubo, Derek; Leiker, Steve; Liu, Ching-Tang; Martin-Cocher, Pierre; Matsushita, Satoki; Nakamura, Masanori; Nishioka, Hiroaki; Nystrom, George; Paine, Scott N; Patel, Nimesh A; Pradel, Nicolas; Pu, Hung-Yi; Shen, H -Y; Snow, William; Sridharan, T K; Srinivasan, Ranjani; Tong, Edward; Wang, Jackie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

BOOMERANG: A Balloon-borne Millimeter-Wave Telescope  

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We describe BOOMERANG, a balloon-borne microwave telescope designed to map the cosmic microwave background at a resolution of 10' from the Long Duration Balloon (LDB) platform. The millimeter-wave receiver employs new technology in bolometers, readout electronics, cold reimaging optics, millimeter-wave filters, and cryogenics to obtain high sensitivity to cosmic microwave background anisotropy. Sixteen detectors observe in four spectral bands centered at 90, 150, 240, and 410 GHz. The wide frequency coverage, the long-duration flight, the optical design, and the observing strategy provide strong rejection of systematic effects. We report the flight performance of the instrument during a 10.5 day stratospheric balloon flight launched from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that mapped ~2000 square degrees of the sky.

B. P. Crill; P. A. R. Ade; D. R. Artusa; R. S. Bhatia; J. J. Bock; A. Boscaleri; P. Cardoni; S. E. Church; K. Coble; P. de Bernardis; G. de Troia; P. Farese; K. M. Ganga; M. Giacometti; C. V. Haynes; E. Hivon; V. V. Hristov; A. Iacoangeli; W. C. Jones; A. E. Lange; L. Martinis; S. Masi; P. V. Mason; P. D. Mauskopf; L. Miglio; T. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; C. G. Paine; E. Pascale; F. Piacentini; G. Polenta; F. Pongetti; G. Romeo; J. E. Ruhl; F. Scaramuzzi; D. Sforna; A. D. Turner

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact Optics A unification of optical telescope design  

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A perfect focus telescope is one in which all rays parallel to the axis meet at a point and give equal magnification there. It is shown that these two conditions define the shapes of both primary and secondary mirrors. Apart from scale, the solution depends upon two parameters, $s$, which gives the mirror separation in terms of the effective focal length, and $K$, which gives the relative position of the final focus in that unit. The two conditions ensure that the optical systems have neither spherical aberration nor coma, no matter how fast the $f$ ratio. All known coma--free systems emerge as approximate special cases. In his classical paper, K. Schwarzschild studied all two mirror systems whose profiles were conic sections. We make no such a priori shape conditions but demand a perfect focus and solve for the mirrors' shapes.

Lynden-Bell, Donald

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Outer Space without a Space Suit?  

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The author proposes and investigates his old idea - a living human in space without the encumbrance of a complex space suit. Only in this condition can biological humanity seriously attempt to colonize space because all planets of Solar system (except the Earth) do not have suitable atmospheres. Aside from the issue of temperature, a suitable partial pressure of oxygen is lacking. In this case the main problem is how to satiate human blood with oxygen and delete carbonic acid gas (carbon dioxide). The proposed system would enable a person to function in outer space without a space suit and, for a long time, without food. That is useful also in the Earth for sustaining working men in an otherwise deadly atmosphere laden with lethal particulates (in case of nuclear, chemical or biological war), in underground confined spaces without fresh air, under water or a top high mountains above a height that can sustain respiration.

Alexander Bolonkin

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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In Outer Space without a Space Suit?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The author proposes and investigates his old idea - a living human in space without the encumbrance of a complex space suit. Only in this condition can biological humanity seriously attempt to colonize space because all planets of Solar system (except the Earth) do not have suitable atmospheres. Aside from the issue of temperature, a suitable partial pressure of oxygen is lacking. In this case the main problem is how to satiate human blood with oxygen and delete carbonic acid gas (carbon dioxide). The proposed system would enable a person to function in outer space without a space suit and, for a long time, without food. That is useful also in the Earth for sustaining working men in an otherwise deadly atmosphere laden with lethal particulates (in case of nuclear, chemical or biological war), in underground confined spaces without fresh air, under water or a top high mountains above a height that can sustain respiration.

Bolonkin, Alexander

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Space System Architecture  

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Final Report of SSPARC: the Space Systems, Policy, and Architecture Research Consortium (Thrust II and III)

McManus, Dr. Hugh

225

THE ATACAMA COSMOLOGY TELESCOPE: DATA CHARACTERIZATION AND MAPMAKING  

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We present a description of the data reduction and mapmaking pipeline used for the 2008 observing season of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). The data presented here at 148 GHz represent 12% of the 90 TB collected by ACT from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 we observed for 136 days, producing a total of 1423 hr of data (11 TB for the 148 GHz band only), with a daily average of 10.5 hr of observation. From these, 1085 hr were devoted to an 850 deg{sup 2} stripe (11.2 hr by 9. Degree-Sign 1) centered on a declination of -52. Degree-Sign 7, while 175 hr were devoted to a 280 deg{sup 2} stripe (4.5 hr by 4. Degree-Sign 8) centered at the celestial equator. The remaining 163 hr correspond to calibration runs. We discuss sources of statistical and systematic noise, calibration, telescope pointing, and data selection. For the 148 GHz band, out of 1260 survey hours and 1024 detectors in the array, 816 hr and 593 effective detectors remain after data selection, yielding a 38% survey efficiency. The total sensitivity in 2008, determined from the noise level between 5 Hz and 20 Hz in the time-ordered data stream (TOD), is 32 {mu}K{radical}s in cosmic microwave background units. Atmospheric brightness fluctuations constitute the main contaminant in the data and dominate the detector noise covariance at low frequencies in the TOD. The maps were made by solving the least-squares problem using the Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method, incorporating the details of the detector and noise correlations. Simulations, as well as cross-correlations with Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe sky maps on large angular scales, reveal that our maps are unbiased at multipoles l > 300. This paper accompanies the public release of the 148 GHz southern stripe maps from 2008. The techniques described here will be applied to future maps and data releases.

Duenner, Rolando; Aguirre, Paula; Barrientos, L. Felipe [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile)] [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Hasselfield, Matthew; Amiri, Mandana; Battistelli, Elia S.; Burger, Bryce [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (Canada); Marriage, Tobias A.; Acquaviva, Viviana; Das, Sudeep [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)] [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Sievers, Jon; Appel, John William [Joseph Henry Laboratories of Physics, Jadwin Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)] [Joseph Henry Laboratories of Physics, Jadwin Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Addison, Graeme E.; Calabrese, Erminia [Department of Astrophysics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)] [Department of Astrophysics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Ade, Peter A. R. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Bond, J. Richard [Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8 (Canada)] [Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8 (Canada); Brown, Ben [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (United States); Chervenak, Jay [Code 553/665, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [Code 553/665, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Devlin, Mark J.; Dicker, Simon R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); and others

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed Gamma-Rays From PSR J2021 3651 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope  

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We report the detection of pulsed gamma-rays from the young, spin-powered radio pulsar PSR J2021+3651 using data acquired with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST). The light curve consists of two narrow peaks of similar amplitude separated by 0.468 {+-} 0.002 in phase. The first peak lags the maximum of the 2 GHz radio pulse by 0.162 {+-} 0.004 {+-} 0.01 in phase. The integral gamma-ray photon flux above 100 MeV is (56 {+-} 3 {+-} 11) x 10{sup -8} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}. The photon spectrum is well-described by an exponentially cut-off power law of the form dF/dE = kE{sup -{Gamma}}e{sup (-E/E{sub c})} where the energy E is expressed in GeV. The photon index is {Gamma} = 1.5 {+-} 0.1 {+-} 0.1 and the exponential cut-off is E{sub c} = 2.4 {+-} 0.3 {+-} 0.5 GeV. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The integral photon flux of the bridge is approximately 10% of the pulsed emission, and the upper limit on off-pulse gamma-ray emission from a putative pulsar wind nebula is < 10% of the pulsed emission at the 95% confidence level. Radio polarization measurements yield a rotation measure of RM = 524 {+-} 4 rad m{sup -2} but a poorly constrained magnetic geometry. Re-analysis of Chandra data enhanced the significance of the weak X-ray pulsations, and the first peak is roughly phase-aligned with the first gamma-ray peak. We discuss the emission region and beaming geometry based on the shape and spectrum of the gamma-ray light curve combined with radio and X-ray measurements, and the implications for the pulsar distance. Gamma-ray emission from the polar cap region seems unlikely for this pulsar.

Abdo, Aous A.; /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C.; Ackermann, M.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Ajello, Marco; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Atwood, William B.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Baldini, L.; /INFN, Pisa; Ballet, J.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Barbiellini, Guido; /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U.; Bastieri, Denis; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Battelino, Milan; /Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm; Baughman, B.M.; /Ohio State U.; Bechtol, K.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bellazzini, Ronaldo; /INFN, Pisa; Berenji, Bijan; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bloom, Elliott D.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bogaert, G.; /Ecole Polytechnique; Borgland, Anders W.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Bregeon, J.; /INFN, Pisa; Brez, A.; /INFN, Pisa; Brigida, M.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Bruel, P.; /Ecole Polytechnique; Burnett, Thompson H.; /Washington U., Seattle /Bari U. /INFN, Bari /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Columbia U. /IASF, Milan /IASF, Milan /DAPNIA, Saclay /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /George Mason U. /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /IASF, Milan /IASF, Milan /NASA, Goddard /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /LPCE, Orleans /Montpellier U. /Sonoma State U. /Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm /Stockholm U. /ASI, Rome /NRAO, Charlottesville /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /INFN, Trieste /Pavia U. /Bari U. /INFN, Bari /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /UC, Santa Cruz /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /CENBG, Gradignan /CENBG, Gradignan /Manchester U. /Montpellier U. /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; /more authors..

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of the Supernova Remnant G8.7-0.1  

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We present a detailed analysis of the GeV gamma-ray emission toward the supernova remnant (SNR) G8.7-0.1 with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. An investigation of the relationship between G8.7-0.1 and the TeV unidentified source HESS J1804-216 provides us with an important clue on diffusion process of cosmic rays if particle acceleration operates in the SNR. The GeV gamma-ray emission is extended with most of the emission in positional coincidence with the SNR G8.7-0.1 and a lesser part located outside the western boundary of G8.7-0.1. The region of the gamma-ray emission overlaps spatially connected molecular clouds, implying a physical connection for the gamma-ray structure. The total gamma-ray spectrum measured with LAT from 200 MeV-100 GeV can be described by a broken power-law function with a break of 2.4 {+-} 0.6 (stat) {+-} 1.2 (sys) GeV, and photon indices of 2.10 {+-} 0.06 (stat) {+-} 0.10 (sys) below the break and 2.70 {+-} 0.12 (stat) {+-} 0.14 (sys) above the break. Given the spatial association among the gamma rays, the radio emission of G8.7-0.1, and the molecular clouds, the decay of p0s produced by particles accelerated in the SNR and hitting the molecular clouds naturally explains the GeV gamma-ray spectrum. We also find that the GeV morphology is not well represented by the TeV emission from HESS J1804-216 and that the spectrum in the GeV band is not consistent with the extrapolation of the TeV gamma-ray spectrum. The spectral index of the TeV emission is consistent with the particle spectral index predicted by a theory that assumes energy-dependent diffusion of particles accelerated in an SNR. We discuss the possibility that the TeV spectrum originates from the interaction of particles accelerated in G8.7-0.1 with molecular clouds, and we constrain the diffusion coefficient of the particles.

Ajello, M.; Allafort, A.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Baldini, L.; /INFN, Pisa; Ballet, J.; /AIM, Saclay; Barbiellini, G.; /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U.; Bastieri, D.; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Bechtol, K.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Bellazzini, R.; /INFN, Pisa; Berenji, B.; Blandford, R.D.; Bloom, E.D.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Bonamente, E.; /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U.; Borgland, A.W.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Bregeon, J.; /INFN, Pisa; Brigida, M.; /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari; Bruel, P.; /Ecole Polytechnique; Buehler, R.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Buson, S.; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Caliandro, G.A.; /CSIC, Catalunya; Cameron, R.A.; /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC; Caraveo, P.A.; /IASF, Milan /AIM, Saclay /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Unlisted, US /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /Perugia U. /ASDC, Frascati /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Montpellier U. /ASDC, Frascati /Udine U. /INFN, Trieste /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari /Ecole Polytechnique /NASA, Goddard /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Udine U. /INFN, Trieste /Trieste Observ. /Hiroshima U. /Nagoya U. /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari /INFN, Bari /ASDC, Frascati /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari /ASDC, Frascati /Bari Polytechnic /INFN, Bari /Bologna Observ. /Stanford U., HEPL /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /Naval Research Lab, Wash., D.C. /Alabama U., Huntsville /CSIC, Catalunya /Hiroshima U. /NASA, Goddard /Hiroshima U.; /more authors..

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The Cosmic Web Imager : An integral field spectrograph for the Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory. Instrument  

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The Cosmic Web Imager : An integral field spectrograph for the Hale Telescope at Palomar for the Hale 200" telescope at the Palomar Observatory. CWI has been built specifically for the observation), and oxygen (OVI 1036°A) to detect and map diffuse gas around and between galaxies and quasars at redshifts 2

Martin, Chris

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Proceedings of ICRC 2001: 741 c Copernicus Gesellschaft 2001 Calibration of the Auger Fluorescence Telescopes  

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Norte 304, (5613) Malarg¨ue, Argentina Abstract. Thirty fluorescence telescopes in four stations development (Xmax) and determi- nation of the absolute energy of EHE events. A telescope camera contains 440 in Argentina are discussed. 1 Introduction The southern hemisphere experiment of the Pierre Auger Ob- servatory

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Active Optics Performance Study of the Primary Mirror of the Gemini Telescopes Project  

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Active Optics Performance Study of the Primary Mirror of the Gemini Telescopes Project Myung K. Cho Optical Sciences Center in the University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 and Gemini Telescopes Project P. O. Box 26732 Tucson, AZ 85726­6732 Gemini Preprint #9 #12; Active optics performance study of the primary

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Cornelis Zwaan, open principle, and the future of high-resolution solar telescopes  

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Cornelis Zwaan, open principle, and the future of high-resolution solar telescopes Robert H erected up till 30 m height with sensors at several heights for the measurement of temperature; (iii) the design consequences for the new generation of high-resolution solar telescopes. Keywords

Rutten, Rob

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Threats from space: 20 years of progress  

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It has been 20 years since planning began for the 1995 United Nations International Conference on Near-Earth Objects. The conference proceedings established the scientific basis for an international organizational framework to support research and collective actions to mitigate a potential near-Earth object (NEO) threat to the planet. Since that time, researchers have conducted telescope surveys that should, within the coming decade, answer many questions about the size, number, and Earth impact probability of these objects. Space explorations to asteroids and comets have been successfully carried out, including sample recovery. Laboratory experiments and computer simulations at Sandia National Laboratories have analyzed the effects of soft X-ray radiation on meteorites - which might help researchers develop a way to redirect an incoming asteroid by vaporizing a thin layer of its surface. An Action Team on NEOs, established in 2001 in response to recommendations of the Third United Nations Conference on the E...

Remo, J L

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Space: Dreams of the new space race  

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... new-space sector has been booming, thanks to a change in its business model. Private spaceflight has always been a business for dreamers, and now one group of dreamers ... , Virginia, pioneered the marketplace for space tourism. Since 2001, it has sent five private individuals into orbit on Russian spacecraft, at US$20 million a trip. Then, ...

David Chandler

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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THE LOS ALAMOS SUPERNOVA LIGHT-CURVE PROJECT: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS  

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We have entered the era of explosive transient astronomy, in which current and upcoming real-time surveys such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Palomar Transient Factory, and the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System will detect supernovae in unprecedented numbers. Future telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope may discover supernovae from the earliest stars in the universe and reveal their masses. The observational signatures of these astrophysical transients are the key to unveiling their central engines, the environments in which they occur, and to what precision they will pinpoint cosmic acceleration and the nature of dark energy. We present a new method for modeling supernova light curves and spectra with the radiation hydrodynamics code RAGE coupled with detailed monochromatic opacities in the SPECTRUM code. We include a suite of tests that demonstrate how the improved physics and opacities are indispensable to modeling shock breakout and light curves when radiation and matter are tightly coupled.

Frey, Lucille H. [Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States); Even, Wesley; Hungerford, Aimee L. [XTD-6, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Whalen, Daniel J. [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Fryer, Chris L. [CCS-2, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Fontes, Christopher J. [XCP-5, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Colgan, James [T-1, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

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Solar Concentration in Space  

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Solar concentrators go space. Lens and mirror-based solar concentrators have recently begun to boost photovoltaic power supplies for satellites in space. In 1998, the first mission carrying solar concentrators...

Dr. Ralf Leutz; Dr. Akio Suzuki

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Space-based detectors  

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The parallel session C5 on Space-Based Detectors gave a broad overview over the planned space missions related to gravitational wave detection. Overviews of the revolutionary science to be expected from LISA was ...

A. Sesana; W. J. Weber; C. J. Killow

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Quotients of Metric Spaces  

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the properties of quotient spaces of metric spaces. We will use "iff" as an abbreviation for "if and only if". If f is a function from X onto Y, we will write f: X --->> Y....

Herman, Robert A.

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Architecting space communication networks  

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Reliable communication and navigation services are critical to robotic and human space missions. NASA currently provides them through three independent and uncoordinated network that consist of both Earth-based and space-based ...

Sanchez Net, Marc

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DynamiX, numerical tool for design of next-generation x-ray telescopes  

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We present a new code aimed at the simulation of grazing-incidence x-ray telescopes subject to deformations and demonstrate its ability with two test cases: the Simbol-X and the International X-ray Observatory (IXO) missions. The code, based on Monte Carlo ray tracing, computes the full photon trajectories up to the detector plane, accounting for the x-ray interactions and for the telescope motion and deformation. The simulation produces images and spectra for any telescope configuration using Wolter I mirrors and semiconductor detectors. This numerical tool allows us to study the telescope performance in terms of angular resolution, effective area, and detector efficiency, accounting for the telescope behavior. We have implemented an image reconstruction method based on the measurement of the detector drifts by an optical sensor metrology. Using an accurate metrology, this method allows us to recover the loss of angular resolution induced by the telescope instability. In the framework of the Simbol-X mission, this code was used to study the impacts of the parameters on the telescope performance. In this paper we present detailed performance analysis of Simbol-X, taking into account the satellite motions and the image reconstruction. To illustrate the versatility of the code, we present an additional performance analysis with a particular configuration of IXO.

Chauvin, Maxime; Roques, Jean-Pierre

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Digital Frequency Domain Multiplexer for mm-Wavelength Telescopes  

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An FPGA based digital signal processing (DSP) system for biasing and reading out multiplexed bolometric detectors for mm-wavelength telescopes is presented. This readout system is being deployed for balloon-borne and ground based cosmology experiments with the primary goal of measuring the signature of inflation with the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. The system consists of analog superconducting electronics running at 250 mK and 4 K, coupled to digital room temperature backend electronics described here. The digital electronics perform the real time functionality with DSP algorithms implemented in firmware. A soft embedded processor provides all of the slow housekeeping control and communications. Each board in the system synthesizes multi-frequency combs of 8 to 32 carriers in the MHz band to bias the detectors. After the carriers have been modulated with the sky-signal by the detectors, the same boards digitize the comb directly. The carriers are mixed down to base-band and low pass filtered. The signal bandwidth of 0.050Hz-100 Hz places extreme requirements on stability and requires powerful filtering techniques to recover the sky-signal from the MHz carriers.

Spieler, Helmuth G; Dobbs, Matt; Bissonnette, Eric; Spieler, Helmuth G.

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Space X-ray Solves Mysteries of Black Holes | Department of Energy  

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Space X-ray Solves Mysteries of Black Holes Space X-ray Solves Mysteries of Black Holes Space X-ray Solves Mysteries of Black Holes March 13, 2013 - 3:57pm Addthis Space X-ray Solves Mysteries of Black Holes Anne M. Stark Senior Public Information Officer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory "We know that black holes have a strong link to their host galaxy." Astrophysicist Bill Craig, a member of the LLNL team An international team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has definitively measured the spin rate of a supermassive black hole for the first time. The findings, made by the two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, solve a long-standing debate about similar measurements in

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Space Shuttle Program Status  

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Brigham City, Utah Space Shuttle Main Engines Pratt & Whitney/Rocketdyne Canoga Park, CA NASA JSC Houston

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Cubature on Wiener space  

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...research-article Cubature on Wiener space Terry Lyons Nicolas Victoir...a cubature formula on Wiener space of degree m.R eferences Ben...M. 1996 CarnotCarath eodory spaces seen from within: sub-Riemannian...North-Holland Mathematical Library. Kloeden, P. E. & Platen...

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Whither design space?  

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Design space exploration is a long-standing focus in computational design research. Its three main threads are accounts of designer action, development of strategies for amplification of designer action in exploration, and discovery of computational ... Keywords: Design Space Exploration, Knowledge Representation, Search, State Space, Typed Feature Structures

Robert F. Woodbury; Andrew L. Burrow

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developments in space engineering and space science  

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...geostationary satellite INSAT, which provides both weather observation and...of results in satellite missions monitoring space weather as for those...At that time satellite data were only...on numerical weather predictions...

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The ASTRI Project: a mini-array of dual-mirror small Cherenkov telescopes for CTA  

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ASTRI is a flagship project of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, which aims to develop an end-to-end prototype of the CTA small-size telescope. The proposed design is characterized by a dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder configuration and a camera based on Silicon photo-multipliers, two challenging but innovative technological solutions which will be adopted for the first time on a Cherenkov telescope. Here we describe the current status of the project, the expected performance and the possibility to realize a mini-array composed by a few small-size telescopes, which shall be placed at the final CTA Southern Site.

La Palombara, N; Antonelli, L A; Bastieri, D; Bellassai, G; Belluso, M; Bigongiari, C; Billotta, S; Biondo, B; Bonanno, G; Bonnoli, G; Bruno, P; Bulgarelli, A; Canestrari, R; Capalbi, M; Caraveo, P; Carosi, A; Cascone, E; Catalano, O; Cereda, M; Conconi, P; Conforti, V; Cusumano, G; De Caprio, V; De Luca, A; Di Paola, A; Di Pierro, F; Fantinel, D; Fiorini, M; Fugazza, D; Gardiol, D; Ghigo, M; Gianotti, F; Giarrusso, S; Giro, E; Grillo, A; Impiombato, D; Incorvaia, S; La Barbera, A; La Parola, V; La Rosa, G; Lessio, L; Leto, G; Lombardi, S; Lucarelli, F; Maccarone, M C; Malaguti, G; Malaspina, G; Mangano, V; Marano, D; Martinetti, E; Millul, R; Mineo, T; Mist, A; Morello, C; Morlino, G; Panzera, M R; Pareschi, G; Rodeghiero, G; Romano, P; Russo, F; Sacco, B; Sartore, N; Schwarz, J; Segreto, A; Sironi, G; Sottile, G; Stamerra, A; Strazzeri, E; Stringhetti, L; Tagliaferri, G; Testa, V; Timpanaro, M C; Toso, G; Tosti, G; Trifoglio, M; Vallania, P; Vercellone, S; Zitelli, V

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TANK SPACE OPTIONS REPORT  

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Since this report was originally issued in 2001, several options proposed for increasing double-shell tank (DST) storage space were implemented or are in the process of implementation. Changes to the single-shell tank (SST) waste retrieval schedule, completion of DST space saving options, and the DST space saving options in progress have delayed the projected shortfall of DST storage space from the 2007-2011 to the 2018-2025 timeframe (ORP-11242, River Protection Project System Plan). This report reevaluates options from Rev. 0 and includes evaluations of new options for alleviating projected restrictions on SST waste retrieval beginning in 2018 because of the lack of DST storage space.

WILLIS WL; AHRENDT MR

2009-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Dark Energy Science Collaboration  

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This white paper describes the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), whose goal is the study of dark energy and related topics in fundamental physics with data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). It provides an overview of dark energy science and describes the current and anticipated state of the field. It makes the case for the DESC by laying out a robust analytical framework for dark energy science that has been defined by its members and the comprehensive three-year work plan they have developed for implementing that framework. The analysis working groups cover five key probes of dark energy: weak lensing, large scale structure, galaxy clusters, Type Ia supernovae, and strong lensing. The computing working groups span cosmological simulations, galaxy catalogs, photon simulations and a systematic software and computational framework for LSST dark energy data analysis. The technical working groups make the connection between dark energy science and the LSST system. The working groups have close linkages, especially through the use of the photon simulations to study the impact of instrument design and survey strategy on analysis methodology and cosmological parameter estimation. The white paper describes several high priority tasks identified by each of the 16 working groups. Over the next three years these tasks will help prepare for LSST analysis, make synergistic connections with ongoing cosmological surveys and provide the dark energy community with state of the art analysis tools. Members of the community are invited to join the LSST DESC, according to the membership policies described in the white paper. Applications to sign up for associate membership may be made by submitting the Web form at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/exp/lsst/desc/signup.html with a short statement of the work they wish to pursue that is relevant to the LSST DESC.

LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration

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DynamiX, numerical tool for design of next-generation x-ray telescopes  

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We present a new code aimed at the simulation of grazing-incidence x-ray telescopes subject to deformations and demonstrate its ability with two test cases: the Simbol-X and the...

Chauvin, Maxime; Roques, Jean-Pierre

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Solar Telescope 4.2 m Off-axis Primary Mirror Fabrication  

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Advanced optical surfacing technologies are applied for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope 4.2 m off-axis primary mirror fabrication. A newly developed Stressed lap and IR...

Kim, Dae Wook; Oh, Chang Jin; Su, Peng; Burge, James H

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Thin optic surface analysis for high resolution X-ray telescopes  

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The art of glass developed throughout the years has covered artifacts ranging from crude ornaments to high precision optics used in flat panel displays, hard disk drives, and x-ray telescopes. Methods for manufacturing ...

Akilian, Mireille

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - african large telescope Sample Search Results  

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The Anglo-Australian Telescope 12;15 12;16 The 2dF 6 element... Midi Observatory (French Pyrenees) 12;42 The Overwhelmingly Large ... Source: Parker, Quentin A. -...

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A wide field X-ray telescope for astronomical survey purposes: from theory to practice  

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......act directly on the mirror design. The Wolter-Schwarzschild telescope eliminates...Wolter I and Wolter-Schwarzschild single mirror shells. Figure 3 Differences...analysis for a Wolter-Schwarzschild mirror shell and for our optimized......

Paolo Conconi; Sergio Campana; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Giovanni Pareschi; Oberto Citterio; Vincenzo Cotroneo; Laura Proserpio; Marta Civitani

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Photosensor Characterization for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: Silicon Photomultiplier versus Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tube  

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Photomultiplier tube technology has been the photodetector of choice for the technique of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes since its birth more than 50 years ago. Recently, new types of photosensors are being contemplated for the next generation Cherenkov Telescope Array. It is envisioned that the array will be partly composed of telescopes using a Schwarzschild-Couder two mirror design never built before which has significantly improved optics. The camera of this novel optical design has a small plate scale which enables the use of compact photosensors. We present an extensive and detailed study of the two most promising devices being considered for this telescope design: the silicon photomultiplier and the multi-anode photomultiplier tube. We evaluated their most critical performance characteristics for imaging gamma-ray showers, and we present our results in a cohesive manner to clearly evaluate the advantages and disadvantages that both types of device have to offer in the context of GeV-TeV gamma...

Bouvier, Aurelien; Johnson, Caitlin; Kuznetsov, Andrey; Williams, David; Otte, Nepomuk; Strausbaugh, Robert; Hidaka, Naoya; Tajima, Hiroyasu; Hinton, Jim; White, Richard; Errando, Manel; Mukherjee, Reshmi

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Three-Mirror Anastigmat Telescope with an Unvignetted Flat Focal Plane  

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......anastigmat with a two-mirror system except for some special cases (Schwarzschild 1905; Burch 1947). 3. Three-Mirror System In our three-mirror...Academic Press). Schwarzschild K. 1905, Investigations...Optics II, Theory of Mirror Telescopes, English......

Kyoji Nariai; Masanori Iye

2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital signal processing hardware for a fast fourier transform radio telescope  

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21-cm tomography is a devoloping technique for measuring the Epoch of Reionization in the universe's history. The nature of the signal measured in 21-cm tomography is such that a new kind of radio telescope is needed: one ...

Losh, Jonathan L

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Watching an uniformly moving source of light using a telescope and a frequency-meter  

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We propose a scenario that involves a stationary observer who detects a point like source of light moving with constant velocity at a constant altitude, using a telescope and a frequency-meter. We derive a formula for the angular velocity at which we should rotate the axis of the telescope and a formula that relates the proper period at which the source emits successive wave crests and the proper period at which the stationary observer receives them

Bernhard Rothenstein; Ioan Damian

2005-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of Cangaroo II Telescope Using a Fast Blue LED Light Flasher  

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Calibration of Cangaroo II Telescope Using a Fast Blue LED Light Flasher John R. Patterson, David L;=460 nm) LED type Nichia (NSPB 510S), which has a temperature stable light output and a risetime of #24; 1.physics.adelaide.edu.au/astrophysics/cangaroo.html #12; FIGURE 1. The LED asher/telescope with the Ramsden eyepiece #12;tted and a previous LED holder

Enomoto, Ryoji

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Watcher: A Telescope for Rapid Gamma-Ray Burst Follow-Up Observations  

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The Watcher telescope is planned to begin operation in Spring 2004 in South Africa.The system has been designed to respond primarily to very precise (arcminute) gamma-ray burst locations distributed via the internet by the GCN. Watcher will be fully automatic and the planned response time for GRBs is {approx} 30 seconds or better. In addition, the telescope will be used for blazar monitoring and the photometric detection of extra-solar planets when GRBs are not being observed.

French, J.; Hanlon, L.; McBreen, B.; McBreen, S.; Moran, L. [Department of Experimental Physics, University College Dublin, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Smith, N.; Giltinan, A. [Department of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Co. Cork (Ireland); Meintjes, P.; Hoffman, M. [Physics Department, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa)

2004-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Spectroscopic Survey of Subarcsecond Binaries in the Taurus-Auriga Dark Cloud with the Hubble Space Telescope  

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We report the results of a spectroscopic survey of 20 close T Tauri binaries in the Taurus-Auriga dark cloud where the separations between primaries and their secondaries are less than the typical size of a circumstellar disk around a young star. Analysis of low-resolution and medium-resolution STIS spectra yields the stellar luminosities, reddenings, ages, masses, mass accretion rates, IR excesses, and emission line luminosities for each star in each pair. We examine the ability of IR color excesses, H-alpha equivalent widths, [O I] emission, and veiling to distinguish between weak emission and classical T Tauri stars. Four pairs have one cTTs and one wTTs; the cTTs is the primary in three of these systems. This frequency of mixed pairs among the close T Tauri binaries is similar to the frequency of mixed pairs in wider young binaries. Extinctions within pairs are usually similar; however, the secondary is more heavily reddened than the primary in some systems, where it may be viewed through the primary's disk. Mass accretion rates of primaries and secondaries are strongly correlated, and H-alpha luminosities, IR excesses, and ages also correlate within pairs. Primaries tend to have somewhat larger accretion rates than their secondaries do, and are typically slightly older than their secondaries according to three different sets of modern pre-main-sequence evolutionary tracks. Age differences for XZ Tau and FS Tau, systems embedded in reflection nebulae, are striking; the secondary in each pair is less massive but more luminous than the primary. The stellar masses of the UY Aur and GG Tau binaries measured from their rotating molecular disks are about 30% larger than the masses inferred from the spectra and evolutionary tracks.

Patrick Hartigan; Scott Kenyon

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Proto-Model of an Infrared Wide-Field Off-Axis Telescope  

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We develop a proto-model of an off-axis reflective telescope for infrared wide-field observations based on the design of Schwarzschild-Chang type telescope. With only two mirrors, this design achieves an entrance pupil diameter of 50 mm and an effective focal length of 100 mm. We can apply this design to a mid-infrared telescope with a field of view of 8 deg X 8 deg. In spite of the substantial advantages of off-axis telescopes in the infrared compared to refractive or on-axis reflective telescopes, it is known to be difficult to align the mirrors in off-axis systems because of their asymmetric structures. Off-axis mirrors of our telescope are manufactured at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI). We analyze the fabricated mirror surfaces by fitting polynomial functions to the measured data. We accomplish alignment of this two-mirror off-axis system using a ray tracing method. A simple imaging test is performed to compare a pinhole image with a simulated prediction.

Kim, Sanghyuk; Chang, Seunghyuk; Kim, Geon Hee; Yang, Sun Choel; Kim, Myung Sang; Lee, Sungho; Lee, Hanshin; 10.5303/JKAS.2010.43.5.169

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Space Systems Finland 1 Deployment in the Space Sector  

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© Space Systems Finland 1 Deployment in the Space Sector #12;© Space Systems Finland 2 SW Constraints Design Requirements User Requirements SW Requirements #12;© Space Systems Finland 3 The space, but there is no viable alternative · Many requirements are not testable #12;© Space Systems Finland 4 SSF OBJECTIVES

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Berkeley Lab Space  

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Space Space Committee Charter Articles Presentations Feedback Contact Us ANNOUNCEMENTS Space Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) The LBNL Space Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) was chartered in January 2010 to help manage the growth, both in the short term as well as long term. Specifically, SPAC will recommend to senior laboratory management policies and procedures for the allocation and utilization of space and opportunities for increased efficiency. (For the complete charter, click here.)We welcome comments and suggestions. Our email is: SPAC@lbl.gov. SPAC (Space Planning Advisory Committee) SPAC Members Telephone Number Email Rich Diamond 510-486-4459 RCDiamond@lbl.gov Rich McClure 510-486-4486 RMMcClure@lbl.gov Diana Attia 510-486-7399 DMAttia@lbl.gov Rebecca Rishell 510-486-6689

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AB Space Engine  

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On 4 January 2007 the author published the article Wireless Transfer of Electricity in Outer Space in http://arxiv.org wherein he offered and researched a new revolutionary method of transferring electric energy in space. In that same article, he offered a new engine which produces a large thrust without throwing away large amounts of reaction mass (unlike the conventional rocket engine). In the current article, the author develops the theory of this kind of impulse engine and computes a sample project which shows the big possibilities opened by this new AB-Space Engine. The AB-Space Engine gets the energy from ground-mounted power; a planet electric station can transfer electricity up to 1000 millions (and more) of kilometers by plasma wires. Author shows that AB-Space Engine can produce thrust of 10 tons (and more). That can accelerate a space ship to some thousands of kilometers/second. AB-Space Engine has a staggering specific impulse owing to the very small mass expended. The AB-Space Engine reacts not by expulsion of its own mass (unlike rocket engine) but against the mass of its planet of origin (located perhaps a thousand of millions of kilometers away) through the magnetic field of its plasma cable. For creating this plasma cable the AB-Space Engine spends only some kg of hydrogen.

Alexander Bolonkin

2008-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive solar space heating  

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An overview of passive solar space heating is presented indicating trends in design, new developments, performance measures, analytical design aids, and monitored building results.

Balcomb, J.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Space Heat-  

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Buildings Energy Consumption Survey: Energy End-Use Consumption Tables Total Space Heat- ing Cool- ing Venti- lation Water Heat- ing Light- ing Cook- ing Refrig- eration...

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Neutron Tomography and Space  

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Kevin Shields, Optimization of neutron tomography for rapidNEUTRON TOMOGRAPHY AND SPACE Hal Egbert, Ronald Walker, R.industrial applications[1]. Neutron Computed Tomography was

Egbert, Hal; Walker, Ronald; Flocchini, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a 7m Davies-Cotton Cherenkov telescope mount for the high energy section of the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array is the next generation ground-based observatory for the study of very-high-energy gamma-rays. It will provide an order of magnitude more sensitivity and greater angular resolution than present systems as well as an increased energy range (20 GeV to 300 TeV). For the high energy portion of this range, a relatively large area has to be covered by the array. For this, the construction of ~7 m diameter Cherenkov telescopes is an option under study. We have proposed an innovative design of a Davies-Cotton mount for such a telescope, within Cherenkov Telescope Array specifications, and evaluated its mechanical and optical performance. The mount is a reticulated-type structure with steel tubes and tensioned wires, designed in three main parts to be assembled on site. In this work we show the structural characteristics of the mount and the optical aberrations at the focal plane for three options of mirror facet size caused by mount deformations due to wind and gravity.

Rovero, A C; Vallejo, G; Supanitsky, A D; Actis, M; Botani, A; Ochoa, I; Hughes, G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: From Science Drivers to Reference Design  

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In the history of astronomy, major advances in our understanding of the Universe have come from dramatic improvements in our ability to accurately measure astronomical quantities. Aided by rapid progress in information technology, current sky surveys are changing the way we view and study the Universe. Next-generation surveys will maintain this revolutionary progress. We focus here on the most ambitious survey currently planned in the visible band, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). LSST will have unique survey capability in the faint time domain. The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: constraining dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the Solar System, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. It will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain multiple images covering the sky that is visible from Cerro Pachon in Northern Chile. The current baseline design, with an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg{sup 2} field of view, and a 3,200 Megapixel camera, will allow about 10,000 square degrees of sky to be covered using pairs of 15-second exposures in two photometric bands every three nights on average. The system is designed to yield high image quality, as well as superb astrometric and photometric accuracy. The survey area will include 30,000 deg{sup 2} with {delta} < +34.5{sup o}, and will be imaged multiple times in six bands, ugrizy, covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode which will observe a 20,000 deg{sup 2} region about 1000 times in the six bands during the anticipated 10 years of operation. These data will result in databases including 10 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and will serve the majority of science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special programs such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys. We describe how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters.

Ivezic, Z.; Axelrod, T.; Brandt, W.N.; Burke, D.L.; Claver, C.F.; Connolly, A.; Cook, K.H.; Gee, P.; Gilmore, D.K.; Jacoby, S.H.; Jones, R.L.; Kahn, S.M.; Kantor, J.P.; Krabbendam, V.; Lupton, R.H.; Monet, D.G.; Pinto, P.A.; Saha, A.; Schalk, T.L.; Schneider, D.P.; Strauss, Michael A.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept. /LSST Corp. /Penn State U., Astron. Astrophys. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /NOAO, Tucson /LLNL, Livermore /UC, Davis /Princeton U., Astrophys. Sci. Dept. /Naval Observ., Flagstaff /Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. /UC, Santa Cruz /Harvard U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Illinois U., Urbana

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Today's Space Weather Space Weather Case Studies  

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tank on Space ShuQle trips alarms Impacts #12;Quebec electrical blackout: "GIC" (ground-induced current) Quebec sits on are large sheet of bedrock [rock shield], and grounding is difficult Hydro-Quebec's power grid is, within 90-sec of storm onset

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space  

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sustainability and ensure their early incorporation in the architecture ­ Apply a phased approach to exploration Partnerships Strategy · NASA leadership of a sustainable and affordable human space exploration of many costs (not LCC) or obtain funding or resource offsets 2. Enhance sustainability thru interdependent

Waliser, Duane E.

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Operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Telescope Science Institute  

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Dencheva, Michael Dulude, Andy Fruchter, Shireen Gonzaga, Warren Hack, Kevin Lindsay, Ray Lucas, Jennifer, and Leonardo Ubeda. Citation: In publications, refer to this document as: Gonzaga, S., Hack, W., Fruchter, ADrizzle and the enhancements to the FITS format it has introduced, please reference: A.S. Fruchter, W. Hack, N. Dencheva, M

Sirianni, Marco

273

Space Plasma Physics  

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...W.D., BEAM-PLASMA DISCHARGE - BUILDUP...DURING ELECTRON BEAM-PLASMA INTERACTIONS, GEOPHYSICAL...ELECTRON-BEAM IN THE ATMOSPHERE, PLANETARY AND SPACE...1980 ). Space plasma physics: electron...regula' occurred at large pitch angles. Note...in quite different areas. (i) There is...

KLAUS WILHELM; WOLFGANG STDEMANN; WILLIBALD RIEDLER

1984-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

274

SPACE RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE IX  

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in developing the resources of space, including the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, and other bodies organizations. The ninth Space Resources Roundtable solicits presentations about: · Orbital or landed measurements of the Moon, Mars, and/or asteroids and comets to identify and characterize potential resources

Rathbun, Julie A.

275

Towards interactive smart spaces  

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Recently, we have been witnessing how various social applications and networking services are being integrated more deeply into our daily lives. Until now, social interaction has been attributed exclusively to humans, while resources and the smart space ... Keywords: Context-Awareness, Knowledge-Based Systems, Smart Spaces, Social Interaction

Ekaterina Gilman; Oleg Davidyuk; Xiang Su; Jukka Riekki

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

AB Space Engine  

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On 4 January 2007 the author published the article Wireless Transfer of Electricity in Outer Space in http://arxiv.org wherein he offered and researched a new revolutionary method of transferring electric energy in space. In that same article, he offered a new engine which produces a large thrust without throwing away large amounts of reaction mass (unlike the conventional rocket engine). In the current article, the author develops the theory of this kind of impulse engine and computes a sample project which shows the big possibilities opened by this new AB-Space Engine. The AB-Space Engine gets the energy from ground-mounted power; a planet electric station can transfer electricity up to 1000 millions (and more) of kilometers by plasma wires. Author shows that AB-Space Engine can produce thrust of 10 tons (and more). That can accelerate a space ship to some thousands of kilometers/second. AB-Space Engine has a staggering specific impulse owing to the very small mass expended. The AB-Space Engine reacts not b...

Bolonkin, Alexander

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

SPACE TECHNOLOGY Actual Estimate  

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY TECH-1 Actual Estimate Budget Authority (in $ millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY.7 247.0 Exploration Technology Development 144.6 189.9 202.0 215.5 215.7 214.5 216.5 Notional SPACE TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW .............................. TECH- 2 SBIR AND STTR

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Expected performance of the ASTRI-SST-2M telescope prototype  

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ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) is an Italian flagship project pursued by INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) strictly linked to the development of the Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA. Primary goal of the ASTRI program is the design and production of an end-to-end prototype of a Small Size Telescope for the CTA sub-array devoted to the highest gamma-ray energy region. The prototype, named ASTRI SST-2M, will be tested on field in Italy during 2014. This telescope will be the first Cherenkov telescope adopting the double reflection layout in a Schwarzschild-Couder configuration with a tessellated primary mirror and a monolithic secondary mirror. The collected light will be focused on a compact and light-weight camera based on silicon photo-multipliers covering a 9.6 deg full field of view. Detailed Monte Carlo simulations have been performed to estimate the performance of the planned telescope. The results regarding its energy threshold, sensitivity and angular resolution ar...

Bigongiari, C; Morello, C; Stamerra, A; Vallania, P; Agnetta, G; Antonelli, L A; Bastieri, D; Bellassai, G; Belluso, M; Billotta, S; Biondo, B; Bonanno, G; Bonnoli, G; Bruno, P; Bulgarelli, A; Canestrari, R; Capalbi, M; Caraveo, P; Carosi, A; Cascone, E; Catalano, O; Cereda, M; Conconi, P; Conforti, V; Cusumano, G; De Caprio, V; De Luca, A; Di Paola, A; Fantinel, D; Fiorini, M; Fugazza, D; Gardiol, D; Ghigo, M; Gianotti, F; Giarrusso, S; Giro, E; Grillo, A; Impiombato, D; Incorvaia, S; La Barbera, A; La Palombara, N; La Parola, V; La Rosa, G; Lessio, L; Leto, G; Lombardi, S; Lucarelli, F; Maccarone, M C; Malaguti, G; Malaspina, G; Mangano, V; Marano, D; Martinetti, E; Millul, R; Mineo, T; Mist, A; Morlino, G; Panzera, M R; Pareschi, G; Rodeghiero, G; Romano, P; Russo, F; Sacco, B; Sartore, N; Schwarz, J; Segreto, A; Sironi, G; Sottile, G; Strazzeri, E; Stringhetti, L; Tagliaferri, G; Testa, V; Timpanaro, M C; Toso, G; Tosti, G; Trifoglio, M; Vercellone, S; Zitelli, V; Arrabito, L; Bernlohr, K; Maier, G; Komin, N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo simulations of alternative sky observation modes with the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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We investigate possible sky survey modes with the Middle Sized Telescopes (MST, aimed at covering the energy range from $\\sim$100 GeV to 10 TeV) subsystem of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). We use the standard CTA tools, CORSIKA and sim_telarray, to simulate the development of gamma-ray showers, proton background and the telescope response. We perform simulations for the H.E.S.S.-site in Namibia, which is one of the candidate sites for the CTA experiment. We study two previously considered modes, parallel and divergent, and we propose a new, convergent mode with telescopes tilted toward the array center. For each mode we provide performance parameters crucial for choosing the most efficient survey strategy. For the non-parallel modes we study the dependence on the telescope offset angle. We show that use of both the divergent and convergent modes results in potential advantages in comparison with use of the parallel mode. The fastest source detection can be achieved in the divergent mode with larger offs...

Szanecki, M; Nied?wiecki, A; Sitarek, J; Bednarek, W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide Field Hard X-ray Survey Telescope: ProtoEXIST1  

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We report our progress on the development of pixellated imaging CZT detector arrays for our first-generation balloon-borne wide-field hard X-ray (20 - 600 keV) telescope, ProtoEXIST1. Our ProtoEXIST program is a pathfinder for the High Energy Telescope (HET) on the Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey telescope (EXIST), a proposed implementation of the Black Hole Finder Probe. ProtoEXIST1 consists of four independent coded-aperture telescopes with close-tiled (~0.4 mm gaps) CZT detectors that preserve their 2.5mm pixel pitch. Multiple shielding/field-of-view configurations are planned to identify optimal geometry for the HET in EXIST. The primary technical challenge in ProtoEXIST is the development of large area, close-tiled modules of imaging CZT detectors (1000 cm2 for ProtoEXIST1), with all readout and control systems for the ASIC readout vertically stacked. We describe the overall telescope configuration of ProtoEXIST1 and review the current development status of the CZT detectors, from individual detector crys...

Hong, J; Chammas, N; Allen, B; Copete, A; Said, B; Burke, M; Howell, J; Gauron, T; Baker, R G; Barthelmy, S D; Sheikh, S; Gehrels, N; Cook, W R; Burnham, J A; Harrison, F A; Collins, J; Labov, S; Garson, A; Krawczynski, H

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On globally Symmetric Finsler spaces  

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The paper consider the symmetric of Finsler spaces. We give some conditions about globally symmetric Finsler spaces. Then we prove that these spaces can be written as a coset space of Lie group with an invariant Finsler metric. Finally, we prove that such a space must be Berwaldian

Khatamy, R Chavosh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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South Pole Telescope helps Argonne scientists study earliest ages of the  

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Related Content Related Content Employee Spotlight: Clarence Chang South Pole Telescope helps Argonne scientists study earliest ages of the universe By Louise Lerner * October 28, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint For physicist Clarence Chang at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, looking backward in time to the earliest ages of the universe is all in a day's work. Chang helped design and operate part of the South Pole Telescope, a project that aims a giant telescope at the night sky to track tiny bits of radiation that are still traveling across the universe from the period just after it was born. "Basically, what we're looking at is the afterglow light of the Big Bang," Chang said. In the wake of the Big Bang, all the matter in the universe was just hot,

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Schwarzschild-Couder two-mirror telescope for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy  

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Schwarzschild-type aplanatic telescopes with two aspheric mirrors, configured to correct spherical and coma aberrations, are considered for application in gamma-ray astronomy utilizing the ground-based atmospheric Cherenkov technique. We use analytical descriptions for the figures of primary and secondary mirrors and, by means of numerical ray-tracing, we find telescope configurations which minimize astigmatism and maximize effective light collecting area. It is shown that unlike the traditional prime-focus Davies-Cotton design, such telescopes provide a solution for wide field of view gamma-ray observations. The designs are isochronous, can be optimized to have no vignetting across the field, and allow for significant reduction of the plate scale, making them compatible with finely-pixilated cameras, which can be constructed from modern, cost-effective image sensors such as multi-anode PMTs, SiPMs, or image intensifiers.

Vasilev, V V

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Observing and Control Systems for PAIRITEL, a 1.3m Infrared Imaging Telescope  

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The Peters Automated Infrared Imaging Telescope (PAIRITEL) is the first meter-class telescope operating as a fully robotic IR imaging system. Dedicated in October 2004, PAIRITEL began regular observations in mid-December 2004 as part of a 1.5 year commissioning period. The system was designed to respond without human intervention to new gamma-ray burst transients: this milestone was finally reached on November 9, 2005 but the telescope had a number of semi-automated sub-10 minute responses throughout early commissioning. When not operating in Target of Opportunity mode, PAIRITEL performs a number of queue scheduled transient monitoring campaigns. To achieve this level of automation, we have developed communicating tools to connect the various sub-systems: an intelligent queue scheduling database, run-time configurable observation sequence software, a data reduction pipeline, and a master state machine which monitors and controls all functions within and affecting the observatory.

J. S. Bloom; Dan L. Starr; Cullen H. Blake; M. F. Skrutskie; Emilio E. Falco

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Schwarzschild-Couder two-mirror telescope for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy  

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Schwarzschild-type aplanatic telescopes with two aspheric mirrors, configured to correct spherical and coma aberrations, are considered for application in gamma-ray astronomy utilizing the ground-based atmospheric Cherenkov technique. We use analytical descriptions for the figures of primary and secondary mirrors and, by means of numerical ray-tracing, we find telescope configurations which minimize astigmatism and maximize effective light collecting area. It is shown that unlike the traditional prime-focus Davies-Cotton design, such telescopes provide a solution for wide field of view gamma-ray observations. The designs are isochronous, can be optimized to have no vignetting across the field, and allow for significant reduction of the plate scale, making them compatible with finely-pixilated cameras, which can be constructed from modern, cost-effective image sensors such as multi-anode PMTs, SiPMs, or image intensifiers.

V. V. Vassiliev; S. J. Fegan

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Frozen Telescope Looks to Ends of the Earth for Answers | Department of  

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Frozen Telescope Looks to Ends of the Earth for Answers Frozen Telescope Looks to Ends of the Earth for Answers Frozen Telescope Looks to Ends of the Earth for Answers May 3, 2012 - 2:20pm Addthis Researchers drilled holes in the ice to a depth of almost 1.5 miles, and lowered 60 basketball-sized detectors called digital optical modules (DOMs) into each of the 86 holes. They then had to pull cables to connect the sensors to IceCube Lab’s servers in order to collect data. | Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation Researchers drilled holes in the ice to a depth of almost 1.5 miles, and lowered 60 basketball-sized detectors called digital optical modules (DOMs) into each of the 86 holes. They then had to pull cables to connect the sensors to IceCube Lab's servers in order to collect data. | Photo

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Simplified Space Conditioning  

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Simplified Space Conditioning Simplified Space Conditioning Duncan Prahl, RA IBACOS, Inc. Building America Technical Update April 29, 2013 Simplified Space Conditioning Rethinking HVAC Design * Traditional Method - Assume envelope losses dictate the load - Room by room load analysis - Pick Equipment and distribute to meet the load in each room * New Method - Consider how the occupants live in the building - Seriously consider internal gains in both heating and cooling - Consider ventilation strategy - Design system Simplified Space Conditioning If you are: * A production builder * Participating in "above code" programs * Following ACCA Manual RS or ASHRAE 55 * Need to prove "delivering heat to each habitable room" * Concerned about litigation * Play it safe, Use Manual J, S & D and condition every

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Live From Outer Space  

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Live from Outer Space: How Cells Influence the Growth of Nanostructures Live from Outer Space: How Cells Influence the Growth of Nanostructures Far above the heads of Earthlings, arrays of single-cell creatures embedded in nanostructures ride on the International Space Station (courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force) to test whether nanostructures whose formations were directed by yeast and other single cells can create more secure homes for their occupants-even in the vacuum and radiation of outer space-than those created by more standard chemical procedures. Cheap, tiny, and very lightweight sensors of chemical or biological agents could be made from long-lived cells that require no upkeep, yet sense and then communicate effectively with each other and their external

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Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation  

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Instrumentation for particle and high-energy photon measurements in space must provide high levels of performance while meeting the severe constraints imposed by flight. Direct measurements are required spanni...

John W. Mitchell; Thomas Hams; Thomas Hams

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Flight Requirements  

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Science Glovebox), SpaceDrums (Levitator), EMCS (European Modular Cultivation System), PCDF (Protein MERLIN, HDPCG, PCF, CVDA, VDA2, DCPCG, PCFVG, PCFLST, CRIMM CRIMM Commercial Refrigerator Incubator Growth GLACIER General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator HDPCG High Density

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Notes on sexuality & space  

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Very little has been written on sexuality in architectural scholarship. Sexuality & Space (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992) contains the proceedings of an eponymous 1990 conference at Princeton University, and was both ...

Jacobson, Samuel Ray

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First search for neutrinos in correlation with gamma-ray bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope  

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A search for neutrino-induced muons in correlation with a selection of 40 gamma-ray bursts that occurred in 2007 has been performed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. During that period, the detector consisted of 5 detection lines. The ANTARES neutrino telescope is sensitive to TeVPeV neutrinos that are predicted from gamma-ray bursts. No events were found in correlation with the prompt photon emission of the gamma-ray bursts and upper limits have been placed on the flux and fluence of neutrinos for different models.

NONE

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The Liverpool Telescope Automatic Pipeline for Real-time GRB Afterglow Detection  

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The 2-m robotic Liverpool Telescope (LT) is ideally suited to the rapid follow-up of unpredictable and transient events such as GRBs. Our GRB follow-up strategy is designed to identify optical/IR counterparts in real time; it involves the automatic triggering of initial observations, on receipt of an alert from Gamma Ray Observatories HETE-2, INTEGRAL and Swift, followed by automated data reduction, analysis, OT identification and subsequent observing mode choice. The lack of human intervention in this process requires robustness at all stages of the procedure. Here we describe the telescope, its instrumentation and GRB pipeline.

A. Gomboc; A. Monfardini; C. Guidorzi; C. G. Mundell; C. J. Mottram; S. N. Fraser; R. J. Smith; I. A. Steele; D. Carter; M. F. Bode; A. M. Newsam

2005-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Pixel detectors for x-ray imaging spectroscopy in space  

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Pixelated semiconductor detectors for X-ray imaging spectroscopy are foreseen as key components of the payload of various future space missions exploring the x-ray sky. Located on the platform of the new Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma satellite, the eROSITA (extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) instrument will perform an imaging all-sky survey up to an X-ray energy of 10 keV with unprecedented spectral and angular resolution. The instrument will consist of seven parallel oriented mirror modules each having its own pnCCD camera in the focus. The satellite born X-ray observatory SIMBOL-X will be the first mission to use formation-flying techniques to implement an X-ray telescope with an unprecedented focal length of around 20 m. The detector instrumentation consists of separate high- and low energy detectors, a monolithic 128 ? 128 DEPFET macropixel array and a pixellated CdZTe detector respectively, making energy band between 0.5 to 80 keV accessible. A similar concept is proposed for the next generation X-ray observatory IXO. Finally, the MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer) instrument on the European Mercury exploration mission BepiColombo will use DEPFET macropixel arrays together with a small X-ray telescope to perform a spatially resolved planetary XRF analysis of Mercury's crust. Here, the mission concepts and their scientific targets are briefly discussed, and the resulting requirements on the detector devices together with the implementation strategies are shown.

J Treis; R Andritschke; R Hartmann; S Herrmann; P Holl; T Lauf; P Lechner; G Lutz; N Meidinger; M Porro; R H Richter; F Schopper; H Soltau; L Strder

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pixelized Gas Micro-well Detectors for Advanced Gamma-ray Telescopes  

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We describe possible applications of pixelized micro-well detectors (PMWDs) as three-dimensional charged particle trackers in advanced gamma-ray telescope concepts. A micro-well detector consists of an array of individual micro-patterned gas proportional counters opposite a planar drift electrode. When combined with pixelized thin film transistor (TFT) array readouts, large gas volumes may be imaged with very good spatial and energy resolution at reasonable cost. The third dimension is determined by timing the drift of the ionization electrons. The primary advantage of this technique is the very low scattering that the charged particles experience in a gas tracking volume, and the very accurate determination of the initial particle momenta that is thus achieved. We consider two applications of PMWDs to gamma-ray astronomy: 1) A tracker for an Advanced Compton Telescope (ACT) in which the recoil electron from the initial Compton scatter may be accurately tracked, greatly reducing the telescope's point spread function and increasing its polarization sensitivity; and 2) an Advanced Pair Telescope (APT) whose angular resolution is limited primarily by the nuclear recoil and which achieves useful polarization sensitivity near 100 MeV. We have performed Geant4 simulations of both these concepts to estimate their angular resolution and sensitivity for reasonable mission designs.

P. F. Bloser; S. D. Hunter

2004-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Constellation-X Spectroscopy X-Ray Telescope Segmented Optic Assembly and Alignment Implementation  

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. ABSTRACT The Constellation-X mission will perform X-Ray science with improvements in energy resolutionConstellation-X Spectroscopy X-Ray Telescope Segmented Optic Assembly and Alignment Implementation and effective area over its predecessor missions. The primary instrument on each of the four Constellation

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Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope  

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OG 2.3.07 Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope Gus for short duration bursts of TeV photons. Such bursts may result from "traditional" gamma-ray bursts to gamma-ray bursts, the final stages of black hole evaporation) the most compelling reason may

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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On the use of Cherenkov Telescopes for outer Solar system body occultations  

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......and constrain models of Solar system dynamics (e...distant reaches of the Solar system, our ability...objects in the outer Solar system is . Objects larger...VERITAS) 2 and the High Energy Stereoscopic System...telescope, we first project their positions on to......

Brian C. Lacki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Thermal Control of the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Observatory  

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The Thermal Control of the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Observatory Angelo P. Verdonia and Carsten Denkera aNew Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102, US ABSTRACT We present the basic design of the THermal Control System

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Evryscope science: exploring the potential of all-sky gigapixel-scale telescopes  

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Low-cost mass-produced sensors and optics have recently made it feasible to build telescope arrays which observe the entire accessible sky simultaneously. In this article we discuss the scientific motivation for these telescopes, including exoplanets, stellar variability and extragalactic transients. To provide a concrete example we detail the goals and expectations for the Evryscope, an under-construction 780 MPix telescope which covers 8,660 square degrees in each two-minute exposure; each night, 18,400 square degrees will be continuously observed for an average of approximately 6 hours. Despite its small 61mm aperture, the system's large field of view provides an etendue which is ~10% of LSST. The Evryscope, which places 27 separate individual telescopes into a common mount which tracks the entire accessible sky with only one moving part, will return 1%-precision, many-year-length, high-cadence light curves for every accessible star brighter than mV=16.5, with brighter stars having few-millimagnitude photo...

Law, Nicholas M; Ratzloff, Jeffrey; Wulfken, Philip; Kavanaugh, Dustin; Sitar, David J; Pruett, Zachary; Birchart, Mariah; Barlow, Brad; Cannon, Kipp; Cenko, S Bradley; Dunlap, Bart; Kraus, Adam; Maccarone, Thomas J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Different Trigger and Readout Approaches for Cameras in the Cherenkov Telescope Array Project  

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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a next-generation ground-based observatory for g -rays with energies between some ten GeV and a few hundred TeV. CTA is currently in the advanced design phase and will consist of arrays with different size of prime-focus Cherenkov telescopes, to ensure a proper energy coverage from the threshold up to the highest energies. The extension of the CTA array with double-mirror Schwarzschild- Couder telescopes is planned to improve the array angular resolution over wider field of view.We present an end-to-end Monte-Carlo comparison of trigger concepts for the different imaging cameras that will be used on the Cherenkov telescopes. The comparison comprises three alternative trigger schemes (analog, majority, flexible pattern analysis) for each camera design. The study also addresses the influence of the properties of the readout system (analog bandwidth of the electronics, length of the readout window in time) and uses an offline shower reconstruction to investigate the impact ...

Shayduk, M; Schwanke, U

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Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 317, 535544 (2000) New challenges for adaptive optics: extremely large telescopes  

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, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany 2 CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, 9, Av. Charles Andre sources and up to three deformable mirrors, which increase up to 8-fold the corrected field size (up to 60 NTRO DUC TION The current generation of large ground-based optical telescopes has primary mirrors

Tokovinin, Andrei A.

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Disentangling between low order telescope aberrations and segmentation errors using a Shack-Hartmann sensor  

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in the Southern Hemisphere Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching, Germany A BST R A C T The shape correction of the mirrors is a crucial operation to obtain diffraction limited images in actively controlled telescopes. If the mirror is not monolithic, the segmentation errors introduced by piston, tip and tilt of the segments

Liske, Jochen

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The South Pole Telescope: A white paper for the Dark Energy Task Force  

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redshifts, the statistical power of the survey yields are sufficient to measure the dark energy equation energy constraints are derived from the SPT SZE survey results. To test theories of dark energyThe South Pole Telescope: A white paper for the Dark Energy Task Force J. E. Carlstrom, C. Chang, T

Collar, Juan I.

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Science Yield of an Improved Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) M. E. Levi1  

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Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to efficiently conduct three kinds of studies: dark energy surveys, exoplanet (WFIRST); it was based largely on the NASA DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) family, in particular JDEM- (Gehrels 2010). WFIRST will operate for five to ten years and will combine the three leading dark energy

California at Berkeley, University of

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Probing the nature of dark energy through galaxy redshift surveys with radio telescopes  

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Galaxy redshift surveys using optical telescopes have, in combination with other cosmological probes, enabled precision measurements of the nature of dark energy. We show that radio telescopes are rapidly becoming competitive with optical facilities in spectroscopic surveys of large numbers of galaxies. Two breakthroughs are driving this change. Firstly, individual radio telescopes are more efficient at mapping the sky thanks to the large field-of-view of new phased-array feeds. Secondly, ever more dishes can be correlated in a cost-effective manner with rapid increases in computing power. The next decade will see the coming of age of the 21cm radio wavelength as a cosmological probe as first the Pathfinders then, ultimately, the Square Kilometre Array is constructed. The latter will determine precise 3D positions for a billion galaxies, mapping the distribution of matter in the Universe over the last 12 billion years. This radio telescope will be able to constrain the equation of state of dark energy, and it...

Duffy, Alan R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth, Space Sciences  

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Earth, Space Sciences Earth, Space Sciences /science-innovation/_assets/images/icon-science.jpg Earth, Space Sciences National security depends on science and technology. The United States relies on Los Alamos National Laboratory for the best of both. No place on Earth pursues a broader array of world-class scientific endeavors. Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM)» Earth A team of scientists is working to understand how local changes in hydrology might bring about major changes to the Arctic landscape, including the possibility of a large-scale carbon release from thawing permafrost. Bryan Travis, an expert in fluid dynamics, is author of the Mars global hydrology numerical computer model, or MAGHNUM, used for calculating heat and fluid transport phenomena. (MAGHNUM was previously

308

Fun in Space  

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This after-dinner address attempts to point up in a simplified way the amusing as well as some of the more serious problems which arise in connection with flight into space. Figures are given to challenge some of the more fanciful claims about the value of the moon as a military base noting the very large amounts of fuel required to take weapons up to the moon and then to return them to the earth. Some of the important research problems in physics and astronomy which can be carried out by the use of space vehicles are enumerated. As examples of a space science enterprise the results of the magnetic field measurements by the Pioneer V package are summarized. The impractibility of using the moon and other planets as colonies for the earth's excess population is also demonstrated.

Lee A. DuBridge

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear classification of Banach spaces  

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Hilbert space when p> 2. We then build upon the method of this proof to show that a quasi-Banach space coarsely embeds into a Hilbert space if and only if it is isomorphic to a subspace of L0(??) for some probability space (?,B,??)....

Randrianarivony, Nirina Lovasoa

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparing the COROT space mission: new variable stars in the galactic Anticenter direction  

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The activities related to the preparation of the asteroseismic, photometric space mission COROT are described. Photoelectric observations, wide--field CCD photometry, uvbyB calibrations and further time--series have been obtained at different observatories and telescopes. They have been planned to complete the COROT programme in the direction of the galactic Anticenter. In addition to suitable asteroseismic targets covering the different evolutionary stages between ZAMS and TAMS, we discovered several other variable stars, both pulsating and geometrical. We compared results on the incidence of variability in the galactic Center and Anticenter directions. Physical parameters have been obtained and evolutionary tracks fitting them have been calculated. The peculiarities of some individual stars alre pointed out. Paper based on observations collected at the San Pedro Martir, Sierra Nevada, Teide, La Silla, Haute-Provence and Roque de Los Muchachos (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo and Mercator telescopes) observator...

Poretti, E; Amado, P J; Belmonte, J A; Garrido, R; Martin-Ruiz, S; Uytterhoeven, K; Catala, C; Lebreton, Y; Michel, E; Surez, J C; Aerts, C; Creevey, O; Goupil, M J; Mantegazza, L; Mathias, P; Rainer, M; Weiss, W W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 Confined Space Program Update  

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Confined Space Entry Program Update Confined Space Entry Program Update IMPORTANT: After reading this document, click the "Get Course Credit" link at the bottom of the page. You will then log in to the EHS training system using your LDAP to get course credit. LBNL's confined space entry program was substantially improved this year. Several new features have been included which improve overall safety for Confined Space Entrants and better align the confined space entry program with the OSHA requirements. As an Activity Lead, Confined Space Entrant or Entry Supervisor, you should be aware of the following: We improved the procedures for safely working in confined spaces. Please review the new Chapter 34 in Publication 3000. Additionally, we have a new planning tool known as the confined space inventory which is a registry of LBNL's confined spaces, their potential hazards and safe work procedures unique to a particular confined space.

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Space science and policy  

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......research-article Features Space science and policy David Southwood David Southwood is a Senior...Moreover, the ESA industrial return policy produced its own problems, as I'll...science in Europe. The industrial return policy is at the heart of ESA and builds in a......

David Southwood

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Hacking Spaces: Place as Interface  

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In this article, we analyze the complex rationalesboth transparent to us and, at times, made visibleunderneath the instructional spaces in which we work and teach. To do so, we first situate space analysis in the larger, national conversations about instructional spaces and then through the work of computers and writing scholars. We conclude with an analysis of instructional spaces at our institution. These are spaces specific to our locale, but spaces we think are quite common at most institutions of higher education. Perhaps more importantly, we situate this space analysis on issues these spaces poseissues of restricted movement, impaired ability to collaborate, sensory disruption, limited leadership ability, and functional/material constraints. We attempt to return to the roots of hacking and to situate hacking as a particular tool for negotiating and, at times, disrupting the assumptions built under, within, and across instructional spaces.

Douglas M. Walls; Scott Schopieray; Dnielle Nicole DeVoss

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagators in Lagrangian space  

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It has been found recently that propagators, e.g. the cross correlation spectra of the cosmic fields with the initial density field, decay exponentially at large k in an Eulerian description of the dynamics. We explore here similar quantities defined for a Lagrangian space description. We find that propagators in Lagrangian space do not exhibit the same properties: they are found not to be monotonic functions of time, and to track back the linear growth rate at late time (but with a renormalized amplitude). These results have been obtained with a novel method which we describe alongside. It allows the formal resummation of the same set of diagrams as those that led to the known results in Eulerian space. We provide a tentative explanation for the marked differences seen between the Eulerian and the Lagrangian cases, and we point out the role played by the vorticity degrees of freedom that are specific to the Lagrangian formalism. This provides us with new insights into the late-time behavior of the propagators.

Bernardeau, Francis; Valageas, Patrick [Institut de Physique Theorique, CEA/DSM/IPhT, Unite de recherche associee au CNRS, CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France and Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H8 (Canada); Service de Physique Theorique, CEA/DSM/SPhT, Unite de recherche associee au CNRS, CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Advanced Gamma-ray Imaging System (AGIS) Telescope Optical System Designs  

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AGIS is a conceptual design for a future ground-based gamma-ray observatory operating in the energy range 25 GeV-100 TeV, which is based on an array of {approx}20-100 imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). The desired improvement in sensitivity, angular resolution, and reliability of operation of AGIS imposes demanding technological and cost requirements on the design of the IACTs. We are considering several options for the optical system (OS) of the AGIS telescopes, which include the traditional Davies-Cotton design as well as novel two-mirror design. Emerging mirror production technologies based on replication processes such as cold and hot glass slumping, cured carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and electroforming provide new opportunities for cost-effective solutions for the design of the OS.

Bugaev, V.; Buckley, J.; Krawczynski, H. [Washington University (United States); Diegel, S.; Romani, R. [Stanford University (United States); Falcone, A. [Penn State University (United States); Fegan, S.; Vassiliev, V. [UCLA (United States); Finley, J. [Purdue University (United States); Guarino, V. [ANL (United States); Hanna, D. [McGill University (Canada); Kaaret, P. [University of Iowa (United States); Konopelko, A. [Pittsburg State University (United States); Ramsey, B. [MSFC (United States); Weekes, T. [CfA (United States)

2008-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Synergy between the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Square Kilometre Array  

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We provide an overview of the science benefits of combining information from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We first summarise the capabilities and timeline of the LSST and overview its science goals. We then discuss the science questions in common between the two projects, and how they can be best addressed by combining the data from both telescopes. We describe how weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering studies with LSST and SKA can provide improved constraints on the causes of the cosmological acceleration. We summarise the benefits to galaxy evolution studies of combining deep optical multi-band imaging with radio observations. Finally, we discuss the excellent match between one of the most unique features of the LSST, its temporal cadence in the optical waveband, and the time resolution of the SKA.

Bacon, David; Abdalla, Filipe B; Brown, Michael; Bull, Philip; Camera, Stefano; Fender, Rob; Grainge, Keith; Ivezic, Zeljko; Jarvis, Matt; Jackson, Neal; Kirk, Donnacha; Mann, Bob; McEwen, Jason; McKean, John; Newman, Jeffrey A; Raccanelli, Alvise; Sahlen, Martin; Santos, Mario; Tyson, Anthony; Zhao, Gong-Bo

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Telescope Array Radar (TARA) observatory for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays  

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Abstract Construction was completed during summer 2013 on the Telescope Array \\{RAdar\\} (TARA) bi-static radar observatory for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR). TARA is co-located with the Telescope Array, the largest conventional cosmic ray detector in the Northern Hemisphere, in radio-quiet Western Utah. TARA employs an 8MW Effective Radiated Power (ERP) VHF transmitter and smart receiver system based on a 250MS/s data acquisition system in an effort to detect the scatter of sounding radiation by UHECR-induced atmospheric ionization. TARA seeks to demonstrate bi-static radar as a useful new remote sensing technique for UHECRs. In this report, we describe the design and performance of the TARA transmitter and receiver systems.

R. Abbasi; M. Abou Bakr Othman; C. Allen; L. Beard; J. Belz; D. Besson; M. Byrne; B. Farhang-Boroujeny; A. Gardner; W.H. Gillman; W. Hanlon; J. Hanson; C. Jayanthmurthy; S. Kunwar; S.L. Larson; I. Myers; S. Prohira; K. Ratzlaff; P. Sokolsky; H. Takai; G.B. Thomson; D. Von Maluski

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Launch System  

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was previously designated the space shuttle main engine and is built by Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, Calif

Waliser, Duane E.

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A logarithmic, large-solid-angle detector telescope for nuclear fragmentation  

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Properties of a logarithmic, large-solid-angle detector telescope for measuring the spectra of light charged particles and/or complex fragments produced in intermediate-energy nuclear reactions are described. Light-ion identification with a phoswich detector which consists of transmission photodiode {Delta}E and CsI(T{ell}) E elements is also discussed, as is the response of silicon microstrip detectors to fission fragments. 6 figs., 4 figs.

Kwiatkowski, K.; Komisarcik, K.; Wile, J.L.; Yennello, S.J.; Fields, D.E.; Viola, V.E. (Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (USA)); Glagola, B.G. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Tests for the CELESTE Solar Array $\\gamma$-Ray Telescope  

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The CELESTE experiment will be an Atmospheric Cherenkov detector designed to bridge the gap in energy sensitivity between current satellite and ground-based gamma-ray telescopes, 20 to 300 GeV. We present test results made at the former solar power plant, Themis, in the French Pyrenees. The tests confirm the viability of using a central tower heliostat array for Cherenkov wavefront sampling.

Giebels, B; Bergeret, H; Cordier, A; Debiais, G; De Naurois, Mathieu; Dezalay, J P; Dumora, D; Eschstruth, P T; Espigat, P; Fabre, B; Fleury, P; Ghesquire, C; Herault, N; Malet, I; Merkel, B; Meynadier, C; Palatka, M; Par, E; Procureur, J; Punch, M; Qubert, J; Ragan, K; Rob, L; Schovanek, P; Smith, D A; Vrana, J

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Tests for the CELESTE Solar Array Gamma--Ray Telescope  

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The CELESTE experiment will be an Atmospheric Cherenkov detector designed to bridge the gap in energy sensitivity between current satellite and ground-based gamma-ray telescopes, 20 to 300 GeV. We present test results made at the former solar power plant, Themis, in the French Pyrenees. The tests confirm the viability of using a central tower heliostat array for Cherenkov wavefront sampling.

B. Giebels; R. Bazer-Bachi; H. Bergeret; A. Cordier; G. Debiais; M. De Naurois; J. P. Dezalay; D. Dumora; P. Eschstruth; P. Espigat; B. Fabre; P. Fleury; C. Ghesquire; N. Herault; I. Malet; B. Merkel; C. Meynadier; M. Palatka; E. Par; J. Procureur; M. Punch; J. Qubert; K. Ragan; L. Rob; P. Schovanek; D. A. Smith; J. Vrana

1998-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space Station  

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and technological endeavor ever undertaken, involving support from five space agencies representing 16 nations. Once's solar panels exceed the wingspan of a Boeing 777 jetliner and harness enough energy from the sunNational Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAfacts International Space Station Clearly

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Webb County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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7.8174487°, -99.0128926° 7.8174487°, -99.0128926° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.8174487,"lon":-99.0128926,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Soils of Bell, Jefferson, Smith, Taylor and Webb Counties.  

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conditions in addition to the fertility of the soil. The corn possibility is a convenient way of comparing the deficiency of various plant foods in the soil. For exam ple, with the Abilene clay of Bell County, the corn possibility for active phosphoric... acid is 12, for active potash 120, and for total nitrogen 38. The soil is probably deficient first in phosphoric acid, and then in nitro gen; and it is much less likely to be deficient in potash. In a lime stone soil like the Abilene clay...

Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

1922-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webb City, Oklahoma: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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6.8069821°, -96.7086401° 6.8069821°, -96.7086401° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.8069821,"lon":-96.7086401,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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contact: Nicholas Webb, USDA phone: +1 575-646-3584  

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organic carbon (SOC) across landscapes and soil carbon emissions. Wind erosion selectively removes SOC redistribution, while SOC may also be carried long distances and off-shore. SOIL ORGANIC CARBON DUST EMISSION: RECENTSOIL ORGANIC CARBON DUST EMISSION: RECENTSOIL ORGANIC CARBON DUST EMISSION: RECENTSOIL ORGANIC CARBON

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Validation of the Real and Simulated Data of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Telescopes  

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The fluorescence detector (FD) of the Pierre Auger Observatory is currently operating 18 fluorescence telescopes of the 24 that will be employed in the completed detector. These telescopes, grouped in 4 eyes each consisting of 6 telescopes, measure the longitudinal profile of cosmic ray showers with a 14% duty cycle. The reconstruction capability and triggering efficiency have been studied using a complete simulation and reconstruction production chain, employing both simulated CORSIKA showers and parameterised Gaisser-Hillas profiles. The propagation through the atmosphere and the detector response are taken into account and simulated in detail. These simulated data have been generated in a preliminary analysis using the method of importance sampling to efficiently cover the energy region of 0.3 - 300 EeV, various shower geometries and impact points and different primary particles. The distributions of observables have then been investigated in both real and simulated data, facilitating the validation of the reconstruction and simulation software. Comparisons of real and simulated data are discussed and used to assess their impact on the data analysis.

The Pierre Auger Collaboration; L. Perrone

2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Automatic Real-Time GRB Pipeline of the 2-m Liverpool Telescope  

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The 2-m Liverpool Telescope (LT), owned by Liverpool John Moores University, is located in La Palma (Canary Islands) and operates in fully robotic mode. In 2005, the LT began conducting an automatic GRB follow-up program. On receiving an automatic GRB alert from a Gamma-Ray Observatory (Swift, INTEGRAL, HETE-II, IPN) the LT initiates a special override mode that conducts follow-up observations within 2-3 min of the GRB onset. This follow-up procedure begins with an initial sequence of short (10-s) exposures acquired through an r' band filter. These images are reduced, analyzed and interpreted automatically using pipeline software developed by our team called "LT-TRAP" (Liverpool Telescope Transient Rapid Analysis Pipeline); the automatic detection and successful identification of an unknown and potentially fading optical transient triggers a subsequent multi-color imaging sequence. In the case of a candidate brighter than r'=15, either a polarimetric (from 2006) or a spectroscopic observation (from 2007) will be triggered on the LT. If no candidate is identified, the telescope continues to obtain z', r' and i' band imaging with increasingly longer exposure times. Here we present a detailed description of the LT-TRAP and briefly discuss the illustrative case of the afterglow of GRB 050502a, whose automatic identification by the LT just 3 min after the GRB, led to the acquisition of the first early-time (< 1 hr) multi-color light curve of a GRB afterglow.

C. Guidorzi; A. Monfardini; A. Gomboc; C. J. Mottram; C. G. Mundell; I. A. Steele; D. Carter; M. F. Bode; R. J. Smith; S. N. Fraser; M. J. Burgdorf; A. M. Newsam

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compton telescope with coded aperture mask: Imaging with the INTEGRAL/IBIS Compton mode  

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Compton telescopes provide a good sensitivity over a wide field of view in the difficult energy range running from a few hundred keV to several MeV. Their angular resolution is, however, poor and strongly energy dependent. We present a novel experimental design associating a coded mask and a Compton detection unit to overcome these pitfalls. It maintains the Compton performance while improving the angular resolution by at least an order of magnitude in the field of view subtended by the mask. This improvement is obtained only at the expense of the efficiency that is reduced by a factor of two. In addition, the background corrections benefit from the coded mask technique, i.e. a simultaneous measurement of the source and background. This design is implemented and tested using the IBIS telescope on board the INTEGRAL satellite to construct images with a 12' resolution over a 29 degrees x 29 degrees field of view in the energy range from 200 keV to a few MeV. The details of the analysis method and the resulting telescope performance, particularly in terms of sensitivity, are presented.

M. Forot; P. Laurent; F. Lebrun; O. Limousin

2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The KM3NeT deep-sea neutrino telescope  

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KM3NeT is a deep-sea research infrastructure being constructed in the Mediterranean Sea. It will host the next generation Cherenkov neutrino telescope and nodes for a deep sea multidisciplinary observatory, providing oceanographers, marine biologists, and geophysicists with real time measurements. The neutrino telescope will complement IceCube in its field of view and exceed it substantially in sensitivity. Its main goal is the detection of high energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin. The detector will have a modular structure with six building blocks, each consisting of about one hundred Detection Units (DUs). Each DU will be equipped with 18 multi-PMT digital optical modules. The first phase of construction has started and shore and deep-sea infrastructures hosting the future KM3NeT detector are being prepared offshore Toulon, France and offshore Capo Passero on Sicily, Italy. The technological solutions for the neutrino detector of KM3NeT and the expected performance of the neutrino telescope are present...

Margiotta, Annarita

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The science of space weather  

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...magnetic reconnection|space weather| 1. Introduction Fifty...31 January 1958, the satellite Explorer 1 was launched...et al. 2005). (e) Satellite anomalies Space weather can cause a variety of satellite anomalies such as surface...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Contamination and Ecological Problems  

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The state-of-the-art theories concerning the problem of pollution by space vehicles are discussed and a variety of mechanical problems formulations are considered, as applied to environmental problems in space.

V. M. Fomin; A. M. Kharitonov

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Europeanizing Territoriality - Towards Soft Spaces?  

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spatial or development planning might provide a way forward. A number of studies across Europe have highlighted and explored the emergence of so called soft spaces as attempts to create hybrids of territorial and relational spaces (see, for example... by creating bespoke spaces for dealing with specific issues such as regeneration, integrating different sectors such as transport, infrastructure, education, etc. in such processes operating at variable scales. Studies of soft spaces have focused upon...

Allmendinger, Phil; Chilla, Tobias; Sielker, Franziska

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demystifying White Spaces Xuemin Hongl  

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Demystifying White Spaces Xuemin Hongl , Cheng-Xiang Wangl , John Thompson2 , and Yan Zhang3 1Joint.wang@hw.ac.uk.john.thompson@ed.ac.uk. yanzhang@ieee.org Abstract-White spaces refer to the unused frequency voids across time or space. The vast existence of white spaces has been validated by many measurements and is widely regarded as an undesirable

Wang, Cheng-Xiang

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2012 RAL Space Sarah James  

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are here Chilton Ionosonde #12;© 2012 RAL Space #12;What is the ionosphere? Marconi's transatlantic radio

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Space, Health and Population Economics  

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Space, Health SHaPE and Population Economics Changing Demographics and Immigration: Implications for IndianaImplications for Indiana Brigitte Waldorf, Purdue University Farm Policy Study Group b 20 07 December 2010 #12;Space, Health SHaPE and Population Economics America is ... ... Aging #12;Space, Health

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Geodesic spaces : momentum Groups : symmetry  

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Geodesic spaces : momentum :: Groups : symmetry Vaughan Pratt Stanford University BLAST 2010 a · b denoting b rotated 90 degrees about a. End of reprise. 3. This talk; Geodesic spaces At FMCS. as points evenly spaced along a geodesic , right distributivity expresses a symmetry of about an arbitrary

Pratt, Vaughan

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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really mark the end of outer space as a field for humankind's visions, longings, and projections ccononttiinnuueedd onon nenexxtt ppaagege Berlin Symposium on Outer Space and the End of Utopia in the 1970s By Friederike Mehl, Universiteit van Amsterdam, FriederikeMehl@gmx.de Did the end of the Space Age in the 1970s

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Policies on Japan's Space Industry  

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as a strategic industry Practical space use in National Security Diplomacy ...etc Policy Administrative Structure on the Basic Space Law legislated in 2008. 1. The government sets space policy as a national strategy utilization environment Develop new markets with small size satellites and rockets Promote the serialization

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Launch Services Program Earth's Bridge to Space 2012 roles, getting rockets and satellites ready for flight, on their way, and all the way to orbit absolutely instrumental for the United States to have access to a dependable and secure Earth-to-space bridge

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Upgrading Below Grade Spaces  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Patrick H. Huelman, Sam Breidenbach, Steve Schirber Patrick H. Huelman, Sam Breidenbach, Steve Schirber NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Upgrading Below Grade Spaces Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder March 1, 2012 Austin, TX * Act 1: Technical Challenges & Opportunities - Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota * Act 2: Assessing Homeowner Priorities & Risks - Sam Breidenbach, TDS Custom Construction * Act 3: An Industry Perspective - Steve Schirber, Cocoon Act 1. Upgrade Below Grade * Basement Remodeling: It Doesn't Get Any Riskier! - Combustion safety - Foundation moisture - Radon (& other soil gases) - Biologicals (mold, dust mites, etc.) - Garage gases (if attached) * And front and center are uncontrolled... - negative pressures in basements (beyond stack)

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space booklet_DOE  

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U U C L E A R E N E R G Y DOE/NE-0071 U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f E n e r g y O f f i c e o f N u c l e a r E n e r g y , S c i e n c e a n d T e c h n o l o g y N UCLEAR Power in Space 2

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Hyper Space Issue 2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

University, Indianapolis, Indiana. Ed.: How real is STAR WARS? Nick: I enjoyed seeing the movie, it was funl I found the story reasonable. The models and special effects were terrificI There were a couple of errors such as the misuaaof the concept... space without any sound may be uninteresting to the audience. Ed.: What about faster than light travel? Nick: Hyper drive is impossible if you use conventional physics starting from a finite position. But if you start in a different place hyperdrive...

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GAMMA-RAY LOUDNESS, SYNCHROTRON PEAK FREQUENCY, AND PARSEC-SCALE PROPERTIES OF BLAZARS DETECTED BY THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE  

SciTech Connect

The parsec-scale radio properties of 232 active galactic nuclei, most of which are blazars, detected by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have been observed contemporaneously by the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) at 5 GHz. Data from both the first 11 months (1FGL) and the first 2 years (2FGL) of the Fermi mission were used to investigate these sources' {gamma}-ray properties. We use the ratio of the {gamma}-ray-to-radio luminosity as a measure of {gamma}-ray loudness. We investigate the relationship of several radio properties to {gamma}-ray loudness and to the synchrotron peak frequency. There is a tentative correlation between {gamma}-ray loudness and synchrotron peak frequency for BL Lac objects in both 1FGL and 2FGL, and for flat-spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) in 2FGL. We find that the apparent opening angle tentatively correlates with {gamma}-ray loudness for FSRQs, but only when we use the 2FGL data. We also find that the total VLBA flux density correlates with the synchrotron peak frequency for BL Lac objects and FSRQs. The core brightness temperature also correlates with synchrotron peak frequency, but only for the BL Lac objects. The low-synchrotron-peaked (LSP) BL Lac object sample shows indications of contamination by FSRQs which happen to have undetectable emission lines. There is evidence that the LSP BL Lac objects are more strongly beamed than the rest of the BL Lac object population.

Linford, J. D.; Taylor, G. B.; Schinzel, F. K., E-mail: jlinford@unm.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, MSC07 4220, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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SPACE BASED INTERCEPTOR SCALING  

SciTech Connect

Space Based Interceptor (SBI) have ranges that are adequate to address rogue ICBMs. They are not overly sensitive to 30-60 s delay times. Current technologies would support boost phase intercept with about 150 interceptors. Higher acceleration and velocity could reduce than number by about a factor of 3 at the cost of heavier and more expensive Kinetic Kill Vehicles (KKVs). 6g SBI would reduce optimal constellation costs by about 35%; 8g SBI would reduce them another 20%. Interceptor ranges fall rapidly with theater missile range. Constellations increase significantly for ranges under 3,000 km, even with advanced interceptor technology. For distributed launches, these estimates recover earlier strategic scalings, which demonstrate the improved absentee ratio for larger or multiple launch areas. Constellations increase with the number of missiles and the number of interceptors launched at each. The economic estimates above suggest that two SBI per missile with a modest midcourse underlay is appropriate. The SBI KKV technology would appear to be common for space- and surface-based boost phase systems, and could have synergisms with improved midcourse intercept and discrimination systems. While advanced technology could be helpful in reducing costs, particularly for short range theater missiles, current technology appears adequate for pressing rogue ICBM, accidental, and unauthorized launches.

G. CANAVAN

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Magnetic reconnection in space  

SciTech Connect

Models of magnetic reconnection in space plasmas generally consider only a segment of the magnetic field lines. The consideration of only a segment of the lines is shown to lead to paradoxical results in which reconnection can be impossible even in a magnetic field constrained to be curl free or can be at an Alfven rate even when the plasma is a perfect conductor. A model of reconnecting magnetic fields is developed which shows the smallness of the interdiffusion distance {delta}{sub d} of magnetic field lines does not limit the speed of reconnection but does provide a reconnection trigger. When the reconnection region has a natural length L{sub r}, the spatial scale of the gradient of magnetic field across the magnetic field lines must reach L{sub g} Almost-Equal-To 0.3L{sub r}/ln(L{sub r}/{delta}{sub d}) for fast reconnection to be triggered, which implies a current density j Almost-Equal-To B/{mu}{sub 0}L{sub g} that is far lower than that usually thought required for fast reconnection. The relation between magnetic reconnection in space and in toroidal laboratory plasmas is also discussed.

Boozer, Allen H. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The major upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes, Part I: The hardware improvements and the commissioning of the system  

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The MAGIC telescopes are two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) located on the Canary island of La Palma. The telescopes are designed to measure Cherenkov light from air showers initiated by gamma rays in the energy regime from around 50 GeV to more than 50 TeV. The two telescopes were built in 2004 and 2009, respectively, with different cameras, triggers and readout systems. In the years 2011-2012 the MAGIC collaboration undertook a major upgrade to make the stereoscopic system uniform, improving its overall performance and easing its maintenance. In particular, the camera, the receivers and the trigger of the first telescope were replaced and the readout of the two telescopes was upgraded. This paper (Part I) describes the details of the upgrade as well as the basic performance parameters of MAGIC such as raw data treatment, dead time of the system, linearity in the electronic chain and sources of noise. In Part II, we describe the physics performance of the upgraded system.

Aleksic, J; Antonelli, L A; Antoranz, P; Babic, A; Bangale, P; Barcelo, M; Barrio, J A; Gonzalez, J Becerra; Bednarek, W; Bernardini, E; Biasuzzi, B; Biland, A; Bitossi, M; Blanch, O; Bonnefoy, S; Bonnoli, G; Borracci, F; Bretz, T; Carmona, E; Carosi, A; Cecchi, R; Colin, P; Colombo, E; Contreras, J L; Corti, D; Cortina, J; Covino, S; Da Vela, P; Dazzi, F; De Angelis, A; De Caneva, G; De Lotto, B; Wilhelmi, E de Ona; Mendez, C Delgado; Dettlaff, A; Prester, D Dominis; Dorner, D; Doro, M; Einecke, S; Eisenacher, D; Elsaesser, D; Fidalgo, D; Fink, D; Fonseca, M V; Font, L; Frantzen, K; Fruck, C; Galindo, D; Lopez, R J Garcia; Garczarczyk, M; Terrats, D Garrido; Gaug, M; Giavitto, G; Godinovic, N; Munoz, A Gonzalez; Gozzini, S R; Haberer, W; Hadasch, D; Hanabata, Y; Hayashida, M; Herrera, J; Hildebrand, D; Hose, J; Hrupec, D; Idec, W; Illa, J M; Kadenius, V; Kellermann, H; Knoetig, M L; Kodani, K; Konno, Y; Krause, J; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; La Barbera, A; Lelas, D; Lemus, J L; Lewandowska, N; Lindfors, E; Lombardi, S; Longo, F; Lopez, M; Lopez-Coto, R; Lopez-Oramas, A; Lorca, A; Lorenz, E; Lozano, I; Makariev, M; Mallot, K; Maneva, G; Mankuzhiyil, N; Mannheim, K; Maraschi, L; Marcote, B; Mariotti, M; Martinez, M; Mazin, D; Menzel, U; Miranda, J M; Mirzoyan, R; Moralejo, A; Munar-Adrover, P; Nakajima, D; Negrello, M; Neustroev, V; Niedzwiecki, A; Nilsson, K; Nishijima, K; Noda, K; Orito, R; Overkemping, A; Paiano, S; Palatiello, M; Paneque, D; Paoletti, R; Paredes, J M; Paredes-Fortuny, X; Persic, M; Poutanen, J; Moroni, P G Prada; Prandini, E; Puljak, I; Reinthal, R; Rhode, W; Ribo, M; Rico, J; Garcia, J Rodriguez; Rugamer, S; Saito, T; Saito, K; Satalecka, K; Scalzotto, V; Scapin, V; Schultz, C; Schlammer, J; Schmidl, S; Schweizer, T; Sillanpaa, A; Sitarek, J; Snidaric, I; Sobczynska, D; Spanier, F; Stamerra, A; Steinbring, T; Storz, J; Strzys, M; Takalo, L; Takami, H; Tavecchio, F; Tejedor, L A; Temnikov, P; Terzic, T; Tescaro, D; Teshima, M; Thaele, J; Tibolla, O; Torres, D F; Toyama, T; Treves, A; Vogler, P; Wetteskind, H; Will, M; Zanin, R

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AERaSPACE CORPORATION  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

THE ' THE ' AERaSPACE CORPORATION Suite 300, 955 L' &njon~ Pkzza. S. W., Washingvan. D.C. 200242174, Tekphanc (202) 488~6CllO 7117-03.87.cdy.43 23 September 1987 CA CA.Ot M r. Andrew Wallo, III. NE-23 Division of Facility & Site cr.05 Decommissioning Projects FL .0-d U.S. Department of Energy TAl.OL Germantown; Maryland 20545 JA/.OZ 1hJ . o-01 Dear M r. Wallo: flA.05 ELIMINATION RECOMMENDATION -- COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES M /4.0-* 11 D.OF The attached elimination recommendation was prepared in accordance ML.o= with your suggestion during our meeting on 22 September. The recommendation nO.o-02 includes 26 colleges and universities identified,in Enclosure 4 to Aerospace letter subject: Status of Actions - FUSRAP Site List, dated MO.03. 27 May 1987; three institutions (Tufts College, University of Virginia,

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Machian space quanta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Essex, David W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Machian space quanta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

David W. Essex

2015-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Accuracy of photometric redshifts for future weak lensing surveys from space  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Survey Telescope (LSST), Pan-STARRS and Dark Energy Survey (DES). The results highlight the importance...ground-based telescopes [e.g. Kilo-Degree Survey, Pan-STARRS, Dark Energy Survey (DES), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope......

F. Bellagamba; M. Meneghetti; L. Moscardini; M. Bolzonella

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Telescope Guiding with a HyViSI H2RG Used in Guide Mode  

SciTech Connect

We report on long exposure results obtained with a Teledyne HyViSI H2RG detector operating in guide mode. The sensor simultaneously obtained nearly seeing-limited data while also guiding the Kitt Peak 2.1 m telescope. Results from unguided and guided operation are presented and used to place lower limits on flux/fluence values for accurate centroid measurements. We also report on significant noise reduction obtained in recent laboratory measurements that should further improve guiding capability with higher magnitude stars.

Simms, Lance M.; /SLAC; Figerb, Donald F.; Hanold, Brandon J.; /Rochester Inst. Tech.; Kahn, Steven M.; Gilmore, D.Kirk; /SLAC

2010-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Solar Space Heat | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titlePassiveSolarSpaceHeat&oldid26718...

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Radioisotopes: Energy for Space Exploration  

SciTech Connect

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

Carpenter, Bob; Green, James; Bechtel, Ryan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioisotopes: Energy for Space Exploration  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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

Carpenter, Bob; Green, James; Bechtel, Ryan

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

356

Portfolio Manager Space Type Discussion  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program (TAP), provides a discussion about space/type in regards to the Portfolio Manager Initiative.

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Physics in discrete spaces (A): Space-Time organization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward a model of discrete physical space that can account for the structure of space- time, give an interpretation to the postulates of quantum mechanics and provide a possible explanation to the organization of the standard model of particles.

P. Peretto

2010-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric,OceanicandSpaceSciences Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Michigan Space Research Building 2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143 aoss_um@umich.edu http Arbor ©The Regents of the University of Michigan Mark Schlissel, ex officio Sequential Graduate / under/Thermosphere Physics Planetary Magnetospheres Solar & Heliospheric Physics Space Weather Aeronomy For Faculty involved

Eustice, Ryan

359

John C. Stennis Space Center History of Stennis Space Center  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Laboratory Propulsion Test Lead Center SSME Test Resp. 5/94 Stennis Space Center Estab. (5/88) Stennis Space · Dept. of Marine Science · Major Contractors · Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne · Jacobs Technology Inc. · A, National Data Buoy Center · NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service · NOAA National Coastal Data Development

Waliser, Duane E.

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UCL DEPARTMENT OF SPACE & CLIMATE PHYSICS SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP  

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" miniaturised sensors, · low cost - high return due to development derived from Solar Orbiter EAS and Tech Outline · What is L-DEPP? · How are we involved? · Low-energy Electron and Ion Analyser (LEIA) · Why is LEIA necessary? · Potential UK benefits · Summary #12;UCL DEPARTMENT OF SPACE & CLIMATE PHYSICS SPACE

Anand, Mahesh

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Overview of Space Business Space & Integrated Defense Systems  

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collaboration Fostering of domestic space industry Enhance use space for national security purpose Focusing and Europe by becoming representatives of those foreign entities Launch vehicles Satellites Ground segment provider, SCC, along with other Mitsubishi group companies Further extended into satellite-based earth

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Total Space Heat-  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Released: September, 2008 Released: September, 2008 Total Space Heat- ing Cool- ing Venti- lation Water Heat- ing Light- ing Cook- ing Refrig- eration Office Equip- ment Com- puters Other All Buildings* ........................... 3,037 115 397 384 52 1,143 22 354 64 148 357 Building Floorspace (Square Feet) 1,001 to 5,000 ........................... 386 19 43 18 11 93 7 137 8 12 38 5,001 to 10,000 .......................... 262 12 35 17 5 83 4 56 6 9 35 10,001 to 25,000 ........................ 407 20 46 44 8 151 3 53 9 19 54 25,001 to 50,000 ........................ 350 15 55 50 9 121 2 34 7 16 42 50,001 to 100,000 ...................... 405 16 57 65 7 158 2 29 6 18 45 100,001 to 200,000 .................... 483 16 62 80 5 195 1 24 Q 31 56 200,001 to 500,000 .................... 361 8 51 54 5 162 1 9 8 19 43 Over 500,000 ............................. 383 8 47 56 3 181 2 12 8 23 43 Principal Building Activity

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The GAMMA-400 gamma-ray telescope characteristics. Angular resolution and electrons/protons separation  

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The measurements of gamma-ray fluxes and cosmic-ray electrons and positrons in the energy range from 100 MeV to several TeV, which will be implemented by the specially designed GAMMA-400 gamma-ray telescope, concern with the following broad range of science topics. Searching for signatures of dark matter, surveying the celestial sphere in order to study gamma-ray point and extended sources, measuring the energy spectra of Galactic and extragalactic diffuse gamma-ray emission, studying gamma-ray bursts and gamma-ray emission from the Sun, as well as high precision measuring spectra of high-energy electrons and positrons, protons and nuclei up to the knee. To clarify these scientific problems with the new experimental data the GAMMA-400 gamma-ray telescope possesses unique physical characteristics comparing with previous and present experiments. For gamma-ray energies more than 100 GeV GAMMA-400 provides the energy resolution of ~1% and angular resolution better than 0.02 deg. The methods developed to reconstru...

Leonov, A A; Bonvicini, V; Topchiev, N P; Adriani, O; Aptekar, R L; Arkhangelskaja, I V; Arkhangelskiy, A I; Bergstrom, L; Berti, E; Bigongiari, G; Bobkov, S G; Boezio, M; Bogomolov, E A; Bonechi, S; Bongi, M; Bottai, S; Boyarchuk, K A; Castellini, G; Cattaneo, P W; Cumani, P; Dedenko, G L; De Donato, C; Dogiel, V A; Gorbunov, M S; Gusakov, Yu V; Hnatyk, B I; Kadilin, V V; Kaplin, V A; Kaplun, A A; Kheymits, M D; Korepanov, V E; Larsson, J; Loginov, V A; Longo, F; Maestro, P; Marrocchesi, P S; Mikhailov, V V; Mocchiutti, E; Moiseev, A A; Mori, N; Moskalenko, I V; Naumov, P Yu; Papini, P; Pearce, M; Picozza, P; Popov, A V; Rappoldi, A; Ricciarini, S; Runtso, M F; Ryde, F; Serdin, O V; Sparvoli, R; Spillantini, P; Suchkov, S I; Tavani, M; Taraskin, A A; Tiberio, A; Tyurin, E M; Ulanov, M V; Vacchi, A; Vannuccini, E; Vasilyev, G I; Yurkin, Yu T; Zampa, N; Zirakashvili, V N; Zverev, V G

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Experimental results obtained with the positron-annihilation-radiation telescope of the Toulouse-Argonne collaboration  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present laboratory measurements obtained with a ground-based prototype of the focusing positron-annihilation-radiation telescope developed by the Toulouse-Argonne collaboration. This instrument has been designed to collect 511-keV photons from astrophysical sources when operating as a balloon borne observatory. The ground-based prototype consists of a crystal lens holding small cubes of diffracting germanium crystals and a 33 germanium array that detects the concentrated beam in the focal plane. Measured performances of the instrument at different line energies (511 and 662 keV) are presented and compared with Monte Carlo simulations; also the advantages of combining the lens with a detector array are discussed. The results obtained in the laboratory have strengthened interest in a crystal-diffraction telescope: the balloon instrument will provide a combination of high spatial and energy resolution (15 arc sec and 2 keV, respectively) with an extremely low instrumental background resulting in a sensitivity of ?3 10?5 photons cm?2s?1. These features will allow us to resolve a possible narrow 511-keV line both energetically and spatially within a Galactic center microquasar or in other broad-class annihilators.

J.E. Naya; P. von Ballmoos; R.K. Smither; M. Faiz; P.B. Fernandez; T. Graber; F. Albernhe; G. Vedrenne

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric MUons from PArametric formulas: a fast GEnerator for neutrino telescopes (MUPAGE)  

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Neutrino telescopes will open, in the next years, new opportunities in observational high energy astrophysics. For these experiments, atmospheric muons from primary cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere play an important role, because they provide the most abundant source of events for calibration and test. On the other side, they represent the major background source. In this paper a fast Monte Carlo generator (called MUPAGE) of bundles of atmospheric muons for underwater/ice neutrino telescopes is presented. MUPAGE is based on parametric formulas [APP25(2006)1] obtained from a full Monte Carlo simulation of cosmic ray showers generating muons in bundle, which are propagated down to 5 km w.e. It produces the event kinematics on the surface of a user-defined virtual cylinder, surrounding the detector. The multiplicity of the muons in the bundle, the muon spatial distribution and energy spectrum are simulated according to a specific model of primary cosmic ray flux, with constraints from measurements of the muon flux with underground experiments. As an example of the application, the result of the generation of events on a cylindrical surface of 3 km^2 at a depth of 2450 m of water is presented.

G. Carminati; A. Margiotta; M. Spurio

2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Engineering Model Cobra fiber positioners for the Subaru Telescope Prime Focus Spectrometer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Cobra fiber positioner is being developed by the California Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) instrument that will be installed at the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. PFS is a fiber fed multi-object spectrometer that uses an array of Cobra fiber positioners to rapidly reconfigure 2394 optical fibers at the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope that are capable of positioning a fiber to within 5um of a specified target location. A single Cobra fiber positioner measures 7.7mm in diameter and is 115mm tall. The Cobra fiber positioner uses two piezo-electric rotary motors to move a fiber optic anywhere in a 9.5mm diameter patrol area. In preparation for full-scale production of 2550 Cobra positioners an Engineering Model (EM) version was developed, built and tested to validate the design, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve system reliability. The EM leveraged the previously developed prototype versions of the Cobra fiber posi...

Fisher, Charles; Braun, David; Seiffert, Michael; Aghazarian, Hrand; Partos, Eamon; King, Matthew; Hovland, Larry; Schwochert, Mark; Kaluzny, Joel; Capocasale, Christopher; Houck, Andrew; Gross, Johannes; Reiley, Dan; Mao, Peter; Riddle, Reed; Bui, Khanh; Henderson, David; Haran, Todd; Culhane, Rob; Piazza, Daniele; Walkama, Eric

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First Lunar Occultation Results from the 2.4 m Thai National Telescope equipped with ULTRASPEC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recently inaugurated 2.4\\,m Thai National Telescope (TNT) is equipped, among other instruments, with the ULTRASPEC low-noise, frame-transfer EMCCD camera. At the end of its first official observing season, we report on the use of this facility to record high time resolution imaging using small detector subarrays with sampling as fast as several $10^2$\\,Hz. In particular, we have recorded lunar occultations of several stars which represent the first contribution to this area of research made from South-East Asia with a telescope of this class. Among the results, we discuss an accurate measurement of $\\alpha $~Cnc, which has been reported previously as a suspected close binary. Attempts to resolve this star by several authors have so far met with a lack of unambiguous confirmation. With our observation we are able to place stringent limits on the projected angular separation ($ 5$) of a putative companion. We also present a measurement of the binary {HR~7072}, which extends considerably the time coverage av...

Richichi, A; Soonthornthum, B; Dhillon, V S; Marsh, T R

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Status of the Silicon Photomultiplier Telescope FAMOUS for the Fluorescence Detection of UHECRs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An established technique for the measurement of ultra-high-energy-cosmic-rays is the detection of the fluorescence light induced in the atmosphere of the Earth, by means of telescopes equipped with photomultiplier tubes. Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) promise an increase in the photon detection efficiency which outperforms conventional photomultiplier tubes. In combination with their compact package, a moderate bias voltage of several ten volt and single photon resolution, the use of SiPMs can improve the energy and spatial resolution of air fluorescence measurements, and lead to a gain in information on the primary particle. Though, drawbacks like a high dark-noise-rate and a strong temperature dependency have to be managed. FAMOUS is a refracting telescope prototype instrumented with 64 SiPMs of which the main optical element is a Fresnel lens of 549.7 mm diameter and 502.1 mm focal length. The sensitive area of the SiPMs is increased by a special light collection system consisting of Winston cones. The t...

Niggemann, Tim; Brogueira, Pedro; Bueno, Antonio; Eichler, Hans Michael; Ferreira, Miguel; Hebbeker, Thomas; Lauscher, Markus; Mendes, Lus; Middendorf, Lukas; Navas, Sergio; Peters, Christine; Pimenta, Mrio; Ruiz, Angel; Schumacher, Johannes; Stephan, Maurice

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Science Programs for a 2 m-class Telescope at Dome C, Antarctica: PILOT, the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cold, dry and stable air above the summits of the Antarctic plateau provides the best ground-based observing conditions from optical to sub-mm wavelengths to be found on the Earth. PILOT is a proposed 2 m telescope, to be built at Dome C in Antarctica, able to exploit these conditions for conducting astronomy at optical and infrared wavelengths. While PILOT is intended as a pathfinder towards the construction of future grand-design facilities, it will also be able to undertake a range of fundamental science investigations in its own right. This paper provides the performance specifications for PILOT, including its instrumentation. It then describes the kinds of science projects that it could best conduct. These range from planetary science to the search for other solar systems, from star formation within the Galaxy to the star formation history of the Universe, and from gravitational lensing caused by exo-planets to that produced by the cosmic web of dark matter. PILOT would be particularly powerful for wide-field imaging at infrared wavelengths, achieving near-diffraction limited performance with simple tip-tilt wavefront correction. PILOT would also be capable of near-diffraction limited performance in the optical wavebands, as well be able to open new wavebands for regular ground based observation; in the mid-IR from 17 to 40 microns and in the sub-mm at 200 microns.

M. G. Burton; J. Lawrence; M. C. B. Ashley; J. A. Bailey; C. Blake; T. R. Bedding; J. Bland-Hawthorn; I. A. Bond; K. Glazebrook; M. G. Hidas; G. Lewis; S. N. Longmore; S. T. Maddison; S. Mattila; V. Minier; S. D. Ryder; R. Sharp; C. H. Smith; J. W. V. Storey; C. G. Tinney; P. Tuthill; A. J. Walsh; W. Walsh; M. Whiting; T. Wong; D. Woods; P. C. M. Yock

2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The space photometry revolution and our understanding of RR Lyrae stars  

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The study of RR Lyrae stars has recently been invigorated thanks to the long, uninterrupted, ultra-precise time series data provided by the Kepler and CoRoT space telescopes. We give a brief overview of the new observational findings concentrating on the connection between period doubling and the Blazhko modulation, and the omnipresence of additional periodicities in all RR Lyrae subtypes, except for non-modulated RRab stars. Recent theoretical results demonstrate that if more than two modes are present in a nonlinear dynamical system such as a high-amplitude RR Lyrae star, the outcome is often an extremely intricate dynamical state. Thus, based on these discoveries, an underlying picture of complex dynamical interactions between modes is emerging which sheds new light on the century-old Blazhko-phenomenon, as well. New directions of theoretical efforts, like multi-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations, future space photometric missions and detailed spectroscopic investigations will pave the way towards a mo...

Szab, R; Papar, M; Chapellier, E; Poretti, E; Baglin, A; Weiss, W W; Kolenberg, K; Guggenberger, E; Borgne, J -F Le

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The NASA Food Commercial Space  

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The NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center and How Your Company Can Participate space in a range of food development projects. For more information about NASA FTCSC or to arrange a presentation about the NASA FTCSC program, contact Dr. Anthony L. Pometto III Director NASA Food Technology

Lin, Zhiqun

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INDUCTION, SPACE AND POSITIVE ETHICS  

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INDUCTION, SPACE AND POSITIVE ETHICS MARVIN E. KIRSH One may purport that ones' awareness of space of it are elemental --i.e. conceptually non reducible and that from which all emanates. The words non-ethical induction, entailing the existence of ethical induction, if compared in a corresponding manner (to

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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Vehicle Mission Concept Review Complete Space Vehicle SRR Complete Partial-Throttle RBS Engine TCA Test Engine Test Completed Subscale Prop Tank Assembly Review March 2014 Space Vehicle Subsystem interim's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is facilitating the development of safe, reliable and cost-effective human

Waliser, Duane E.

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Total Space Heat-  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Revised: December, 2008 Revised: December, 2008 Total Space Heat- ing Cool- ing Venti- lation Water Heat- ing Light- ing Cook- ing Refrig- eration Office Equip- ment Com- puters Other All Buildings ............................. 91.0 33.0 7.2 6.1 7.0 18.7 2.7 5.3 1.0 2.2 7.9 Building Floorspace (Square Feet) 1,001 to 5,000 ........................... 99.0 30.7 6.7 2.7 7.1 13.9 7.1 19.9 1.1 1.7 8.2 5,001 to 10,000 .......................... 80.0 30.1 5.5 2.6 6.1 13.6 5.2 8.2 0.8 1.4 6.6 10,001 to 25,000 ........................ 71.0 28.2 4.5 4.1 4.1 14.5 2.3 4.5 0.8 1.6 6.5 25,001 to 50,000 ........................ 79.0 29.9 6.8 5.9 6.3 14.9 1.7 3.9 0.8 1.8 7.1 50,001 to 100,000 ...................... 88.7 31.6 7.6 7.6 6.5 19.6 1.7 3.4 0.7 2.0 8.1 100,001 to 200,000 .................... 104.2 39.1 8.2 8.9 7.9 22.9 1.1 2.9 Q 3.2 8.7 200,001 to 500,000 ....................

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Total Space Heat-  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Revised: December, 2008 Revised: December, 2008 Total Space Heat- ing Cool- ing Venti- lation Water Heat- ing Light- ing Cook- ing Refrig- eration Office Equip- ment Com- puters Other All Buildings ............................. 91.0 33.0 7.2 6.1 7.0 18.7 2.7 5.3 1.0 2.2 7.9 Building Floorspace (Square Feet) 1,001 to 5,000 ........................... 99.0 30.7 6.7 2.7 7.1 13.9 7.1 19.9 1.1 1.7 8.2 5,001 to 10,000 .......................... 80.0 30.1 5.5 2.6 6.1 13.6 5.2 8.2 0.8 1.4 6.6 10,001 to 25,000 ........................ 71.0 28.2 4.5 4.1 4.1 14.5 2.3 4.5 0.8 1.6 6.5 25,001 to 50,000 ........................ 79.0 29.9 6.8 5.9 6.3 14.9 1.7 3.9 0.8 1.8 7.1 50,001 to 100,000 ...................... 88.7 31.6 7.6 7.6 6.5 19.6 1.7 3.4 0.7 2.0 8.1 100,001 to 200,000 .................... 104.2 39.1 8.2 8.9 7.9 22.9 1.1 2.9 Q 3.2 8.7 200,001 to 500,000 ....................

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University of California, Santa Cruz Space Management Principles  

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for Academic Office Space...................................................... 3 Criteria for Library Space#12;#12;University of California, Santa Cruz Space Management Principles Section Page Space ..................................................................................... 1 3. Space Management Principles

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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The Atmospheric Monitoring System of the JEM-EUSO Space Mission  

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An Atmospheric Monitoring System (AMS) is a mandatory and key device of a space-based mission which aims to detect Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) and Extremely-High Energy Cosmic Rays (EHECR) from Space. JEM-EUSO has a dedicated atmospheric monitoring system that plays a fundamental role in our understanding of the atmospheric conditions in the Field of View (FoV) of the telescope. Our AMS consists of a very challenging space infrared camera and a LIDAR device, that are being fully designed with space qualification to fulfil the scientific requirements of this space mission. The AMS will provide information of the cloud cover in the FoV of JEM-EUSO, as well as measurements of the cloud top altitudes with an accuracy of 500 m and the optical depth profile of the atmosphere transmittance in the direction of each air shower with an accuracy of 0.15 degree and a resolution of 500 m. This will ensure that the energy of the primary UHECR and the depth of maximum development of the EAS ( Extensive Air Shower)...

Frias, M D Rodriguez; Bozzo, E; del Peral, L; Neronov, A; Wada, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forbush decreases and solar events seen in the 10 - 20GeV energy range by the Karlsruhe Muon Telescope  

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Since 1993, a muon telescope located at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Muon Telescope) has been recording the flux of single muons mostly originating from primary cosmic-ray protons with dominant energies in the 10 - 20 GeV range. The data are used to investigate the influence of solar effects on the flux of cosmic-rays measured at Earth. Non-periodic events like Forbush decreases and ground level enhancements are detected in the registered muon flux. A selection of recent events will be presented and compared to data from the Jungfraujoch neutron monitor. The data of the Karlsruhe Muon Telescope help to extend the knowledge about Forbush decreases and ground level enhancements to energies beyond the neutron monitor regime.

I. Braun; J. Engler; J. R. Hrandel; J. Milke

2008-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric \\{MUons\\} from \\{PArametric\\} formulas: a fast \\{GEnerator\\} for neutrino telescopes (MUPAGE)  

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Neutrino telescopes will open, in the next years, new opportunities in observational high energy astrophysics. In these detectors, atmospheric muons from primary cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere play an important role, because they provide the most abundant source of events for calibration and test. On the other side, they represent the major background source. In this paper a fast Monte Carlo generator (called MUPAGE) of bundles of atmospheric muons for underwater/ice neutrino telescopes is presented. MUPAGE is based on parametric formulas [Y. Becherini, A. Margiotta, M. Sioli, M. Spurio, Astrop. Phys. 25 (2006) 1] obtained from a full Monte Carlo simulation of cosmic ray showers generating muons in bundle, which are propagated down to 5 km w.e. It produces the event kinematics on the surface of a user-defined cylinder, surrounding the virtual detector. The multiplicity of the muons in the bundle, the muon lateral distribution and energy spectrum are simulated according to a specific model of primary cosmic ray flux, with constraints from measurements of the muon flux with underground experiments. As an example of application, the result of the generation of events on a cylindrical surface of ?1.4 km2 at a depth of 2450 m of water is presented. Program summary Program title: MUPAGE Catalogue identifier: AEBT_v1_0 Program summary URL: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEBT_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 3534 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 61?383 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C++ Computer: Pentium M, 2.0 GHz; 2x Intel Xeon Quad Core, 2.33 \\{GHz\\} Operating system: Scientific Linux 3.x; Scientific Linux 4.x; Slackware 12.0.0 RAM: 50 MB Word size: 32 bits Classification: 1.1, 11.3 External routines: The ROOT system (http://root.cern.ch) Nature of problem: Fast simulation of atmospheric muon bundles for underwater/ice neutrino telescopes. Solution method: Atmospheric muon events are generated according to parametric formulas [1] giving the flux, the multiplicity, the radial distribution and the energy spectrum. Restrictions: Water vertical depth range from 1.5 to 5 km w.e.; zenith angle range from 0 to 85 degrees. Additional comments: The program requires the ROOT libraries for the pseudorandom number generator. References: [1] Y. Becherini, A. Margiotta, M. Sioli, M. Spurio, Astrop. Phys. 25 (2006) 113.

G. Carminati; M. Bazzotti; A. Margiotta; M. Spurio

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Travel Space Travel: Past, Present and Future  

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;#12;NASA's Planetary Exploration Program ...and dropped probes into planet atmospheres, flown through comet tails, landed on 1 planet, two moons, and an asteroid. #12;Space is being opened to the private sector

Shirley, Yancy

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Air Fluorescence Calorimetry with the High Resolution Fly's Eye and Telescope Array Experiments  

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The air fluorescence technique was first successfully deployed on the Fly's Eye Experiment (1981-1993) by the University of Utah. Its successor, the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) experiment has further exploited this technique, first in hybrid mode with the MIA muon array (1993-1996), and then in monocular and stereoscopic modes (1997-2006). Results from HiRes will be presented, including evidence for the Greisen-Zatsepin-K'uzmin (GZK) Effect predicted 40 years ago. Most recently, members of the HiRes are collaborating with groups from Japan, led by University of Tokyo, to construct and operate the Telescope Array (TA) experiment, which will deploy a large scintillation-based ground array in combination with fluorescence detectors. Funding for TA in the US has already been approved by NSF. TA will begin operation in 2007.

Jui, Charles C. H. [Department of Physics, University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision photometry by telescope defocussing. VI. WASP-24, WASP-25 and WASP-26  

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We present time-series photometric observations of thirteen transits in the planetary systems WASP-24, WASP-25 and WASP-26. All three systems have orbital obliquity measurements, WASP-24 and WASP-26 have been observed with Spitzer, and WASP-25 was previously comparatively neglected. Our light curves were obtained using the telescope-defocussing method and have scatters of 0.5 to 1.2 mmag relative to their best-fitting geometric models. We used these data to measure the physical properties and orbital ephemerides of the systems to high precision, finding that our improved measurements are in good agreement with previous studies. High-resolution Lucky Imaging observations of all three targets show no evidence for faint stars close enough to contaminate our photometry. We confirm the eclipsing nature of the star closest to WASP-24 and present the detection of a detached eclipsing binary within 4.25 arcmin of WASP-26.

Southworth, John; Burgdorf, M; Novati, S Calchi; Dominik, M; Galianni, P; Gerner, T; Giannini, E; Gu, S -H; Hundertmark, M; Jorgensen, U G; Juncher, D; Kerins, E; Mancini, L; Rabus, M; Ricci, D; Schaefer, S; Skottfelt, J; Tregloan-Reed, J; Wang, X -B; Wertz, O; Alsubai, K A; Andersen, J M; Bozza, V; Bramich, D M; Browne, P; Ciceri, S; D'Ago, G; Damerdji, Y; Diehl, C; Dodds, P; Elyiv, A; Fang, X -S; Finet, F; Jaimes, R Figuera; Hardis, S; Harpsoe, K; Jessen-Hansen, J; Kains, N; Kjeldsen, H; Korhonen, H; Liebig, C; Lund, M N; Lundkvist, M; Mathiasen, M; Penny, M T; Popovas, A; Proft, S; Rahvar, S; Sahu, K; Scarpetta, G; Schmidt, R W; Schoenebeck, F; Snodgrass, C; Street, R A; Surdej, J; Tsapras, Y; Vilela, C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opto-thermal analysis of a lightweighted mirror for solar telescope  

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In this paper, an opto-thermal analysis of a moderately heated lightweighted solar telescope mirror is carried out using 3D finite element analysis (FEA). A physically realistic heat transfer model is developed to account for the radiative heating and energy exchange of the mirror with surroundings. The numerical simulations show the non-uniform temperature distribution and associated thermo-elastic distortions of the mirror blank clearly mimicking the underlying discrete geometry of the lightweighted substrate. The computed mechanical deformation data is analyzed with surface polynomials and the optical quality of the mirror is evaluated with the help of a ray-tracing software. The thermal print-through distortions are further shown to contribute to optical figure changes and mid-spatial frequency errors of the mirror surface. A comparative study presented for three commonly used substrate materials, namely, Zerodur, Pyrex and Silicon Carbide (SiC) is relevant to vast area of large optics requirements in gro...

Banyal, Ravinder K; Chatterjee, S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and construction of a carbon fiber gondola for the SPIDER balloon-borne telescope  

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We introduce the light-weight carbon fiber and aluminum gondola designed for the SPIDER balloon-borne telescope. SPIDER is designed to measure the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation with unprecedented sensitivity and control of systematics in search of the imprint of inflation: a period of exponential expansion in the early Universe. The requirements of this balloon-borne instrument put tight constrains on the mass budget of the payload. The SPIDER gondola is designed to house the experiment and guarantee its operational and structural integrity during its balloon-borne flight, while using less than 10% of the total mass of the payload. We present a construction method for the gondola based on carbon fiber reinforced polymer tubes with aluminum inserts and aluminum multi-tube joints. We describe the validation of the model through Finite Element Analysis and mechanical tests.

Soler, J D; Amiri, M; Benton, S J; Bock, J J; Bond, J R; Bryan, S A; Chiang, C; Contaldi, C C; Crill, B P; Dor, O P; Farhang, M; Filippini, J P; Fissel, L M; Fraisse, A A; Gambrel, A E; Gandilo, N N; Golwala, S; Gudmundsson, J E; Halpern, M; Hasselfield, M; Hilton, G C; Holmes, W A; Hristov, V V; Irwin, K D; Jones, W C; Kermish, Z D; Kuo, C L; MacTavish, C J; Mason, P V; Megerian, K G; Moncelsi, L; Nagy, J M; Netterfield, C B; O'Brient, R; Rahlin, A S; Reintsema, C D; Ruhl, J E; Runyan, M C; Shariff, J A; Trangsrud, A; Tucker, C; Tucker, R S; Turner, A D; Weber, A C; Wiebe, D V; Young, E Y

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BOOMERanG: a scanning telescope for 10 arcminutes resolution CMB maps  

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The BOOMERanG experiment is a stratospheric balloon telescope intended to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy at angular scales between a few degrees and ten arcminutes. The experiment features a wide focal plane with 16 detectors in the frequency bands centered at 90 150 220 400 GHz with FWHM ranging between 18 and 10 arcmin. It will be flown on a long duration (714 days) flight circumnavigating Antarctica at the end of 1998. The instrument was flown with a reduced focal plane (6 detectors 90 and 150 GHz bands 25 to 15 arcmin FWHM) on a qualification flight from Texas in August 1997. A wide (?300 deg2 i.e. about 5000 independent beams at 150 GHz) sky area was mapped in the constellations of Capricornus Aquarius Cetus with very low foreground contamination. The instrument was calibrated using the CMB dipole and observations of Jupiter. The LDB version of the instrument has been qualified and shipped to Antarctica.

S. Masi; P. A. R. Ade; R. Artusa; J. J. Bock; A. Boscaleri; B. P. Crill; P. de Bernardis; G. De Troia; P. C. Farese; M. Giacometti; V. V. Hristov; A. Iacoangeli; A. E. Lange; A. T. Lee; L. Martinis; P. V. Mason; P. D. Mauskopf; F. Melchiorri; L. Miglio; T. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; E. Pascale; F. Piacentini; P. L. Richards; G. Romeo; J. E. Ruhl; F. Scaramuzzi

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BOOMERanG: a scanning telescope for 10 arcminutes resolution CMB maps  

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The BOOMERanG experiment is a stratospheric balloon telescope intended to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy at angular scales between a few degrees and ten arcminutes. The experiment features a wide focal plane with 16 detectors in the frequency bands centered at 90, 150, 220, 400 GHz, with FWHM ranging between 18 and 10 arcmin. It will be flown on a long duration (7-14 days) flight circumnavigating Antarctica at the end of 1998. The instrument was flown with a reduced focal plane (6 detectors, 90 and 150 GHz bands, 25 to 15 arcmin FWHM) on a qualification flight from Texas, in August 1997. A wide (~300 sq. deg, i.e. about 5000 independent beams at 150 GHz) sky area was mapped in the constellations of Capricornus, Aquarius, Cetus, with very low foreground contamination. The instrument was calibrated using the CMB dipole and observations of Jupiter. The LDB version of the instrument has been qualified and shipped to Antarctica.

S. Masi; P. A. R. Ade; R. Artusa; J. J. Bock; A. Boscaleri; B. P. Crill; P. de Bernardis; G. De Troia; P. C. Farese; M. Giacometti; V. V. Hristov; A. Iacoangeli; A. E. Lange; A. T. Lee; L. Martinis; P. V. Mason; P. D. Mauskopf; F. Melchiorri; L. Miglio; T. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; E. Pascale; F. Piacentini; P. L. Richards; G. Romeo; J. E. Ruhl; F. Scaramuzzi

1999-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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TenTen: A New Array of Multi-TeV Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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The exciting results from H.E.S.S. point to a new population of gamma-ray sources at energies E > 10 TeV, paving the way for future studies and new discoveries in the multi-TeV energy range. Connected with these energies is the search for sources of PeV cosmic-rays (CRs) and the study of multi-TeV gamma-ray production in a growing number of astrophysical environments. TenTen is a proposed stereoscopic array (with a suggested site in Australia) of modest-sized (10 to 30m^2) Cherenkov imaging telescopes with a wide field of view (8 to 10deg diameter) optimised for the E~10 to 100 TeV range. TenTen will achieve an effective area of ~10 km^2 at energies above 10 TeV. We outline here the motivation for TenTen and summarise key performance parameters.

Rowell, G; Clay, R; Dawson, B; Denman, J; Protheroe, R; Smith, A G K; Thornton, G; Wild, N

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TenTen: A New Array of Multi-TeV Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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The exciting results from H.E.S.S. point to a new population of gamma-ray sources at energies E > 10 TeV, paving the way for future studies and new discoveries in the multi-TeV energy range. Connected with these energies is the search for sources of PeV cosmic-rays (CRs) and the study of multi-TeV gamma-ray production in a growing number of astrophysical environments. TenTen is a proposed stereoscopic array (with a suggested site in Australia) of modest-sized (10 to 30m^2) Cherenkov imaging telescopes with a wide field of view (8 to 10deg diameter) optimised for the E~10 to 100 TeV range. TenTen will achieve an effective area of ~10 km^2 at energies above 10 TeV. We outline here the motivation for TenTen and summarise key performance parameters.

G. Rowell; V. Stamatescu; R. Clay; B. Dawson; J. Denman; R. Protheroe; A. G. K. Smith; G. Thornton; N. Wild

2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei with Ground-Based Cherenkov Telescopes  

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Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) allow us to observe Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) in the 100 GeV to 20 TeV energy range with high sensitivity. The TeV gamma-ray observations of the nine blazars detected so far in this energy range reveal rapid flux and spectral variability on time scales of several hours, sometimes even on time scales of a few minutes. While simple synchrotron-Compton models can explain the observed non-thermal emission, alternative models which involve high-energy protons are not yet ruled out. After reviewing the status of the major IACT experiments, we describe some recent observational results and their astrophysical implications. We conclude with a discussion of possible avenues for future research.

Henric Krawczynski

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-ray observations of the Crab Region using a coded-aperture telescope  

SciTech Connect

The region of the Galactic anticenter, including the Crab Nebula, was observed during a balloon flight of the University of New Hampshire Directional Gamma-Ray Telescope employing the coded-aperture imaging technique to image celestial gamma-radiation between 160 keV and 9.3 MeV. The background systematics are treated with a simple and relatively straightforward correction procedure. The results demonstrate that the coded-aperture procedure is a viable approach for imaging not only point sources of radiation, but also extended sources of emission. The results for the Crab's photon spectrum are consistent with a power-law spectrum. Upper limits on the flux levels of line emission at 405 keV and 1050 keV and on the flux from the X-ray binary source A0535 + 26 and diffuse Galactic emission from the anticenter region are derived. 35 references.

Mcconnell, M.L.; Dunphy, P.P.; Forrest, D.J.; Chupp, E.L.; Owens, A.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Update on HI data collection from GBT, Parkes and Arecibo telescopes for the Cosmic Flows project  

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Cosmic Flows is an international multi-element project with the goal to map motions of galaxies in the Local Universe. Kinematic information from observations in the radio HI line and photometry at optical or near-infrared bands are acquired to derive the large majority of distances that are obtained through the luminosity-linewidth or Tully-Fisher relation. This paper gathers additional observational radio data, frequently unpublished, retrieved from the archives of Green Bank, Parkes and Arecibo telescopes. Extracted HI profiles are consistently processed to produce linewidth measurements. Our current "All-Digital HI Catalog" contains a total of 20,343 HI spectra for 17,738 galaxies with 14,802 galaxies with accurate linewidth measurement useful for Tully-Fisher galaxy distances. This addition of 4,117 new measurements represents an augmentation of 34\\% compared to our last release.

Courtois, Helene M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Search for dark matter from the Galactic halo with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope  

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Self-annihilating or decaying dark matter in the Galactic halo might produce high energy neutrinos detectable with neutrino telescopes. We have conducted a search for such a signal using 276days of data from the IceCube 22-string configuration detector acquired during 2007 and 2008. The effect of halo model choice in the extracted limit is reduced by performing a search that considers the outer halo region and not the Galactic Center. We constrain any large-scale neutrino anisotropy and are able to set a limit on the dark matter self-annihilation cross section of ??Av??10-22??cm3?s-1 for weakly interacting massive particle masses above 1TeV, assuming a monochromatic neutrino line spectrum.

R. Abbasi et al. (IceCube Collaboration)

2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

393

GSLIS Space Policy September 29, 2011  

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GSLIS Space Policy September 29, 2011 The Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Offices 2. Classrooms and Meeting space 3. LEEP studios 4. Computer Lab space 5. Public space 6. Storage space without keys--for example, cubicles in public areas--cannot be considered private property

Gilbert, Matthew

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DREAM tool increases space weather predictions  

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and an interactive user interface to support satellite operators and space weather forecasters. For national security- 1 - DREAM tool increases space weather predictions April 13, 2012 Predicting space weather in an article published in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Space environment and its

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BNL NASA Space Radiation Laboratory  

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Purpose: To use beams of heavy ions provided by the Booster accelerator at Brookhaven to study the effects of simulated space radiation on biological and physical systems, with the goal of developing methods and materials to reduce the risk to human beings on prolonged space missions of the effects of ionizing radiation Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Project cost $34 million over 4 years Operating costs Nearly $8 million per year in 2007 Features * beams of heavy ions extracted from the Booster accelerator with masses and energies similar to the cosmic rays encountered in space: * 1-billion electron volt (GeV)/nucleon iron-56 * 0.3-GeV/nucleon gold-97 * 0.6-GeV/nucleon silicon-28 * 1-GeV/nucleon protons * 1-GeV/nucleon titanium

396

Insulation For Earth And Space  

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According to National Aeronautics & Space Administration scientist Mary Ann B. Meador, before sending people or larger vehicles to Mars, scientists must develop insulating materials to counter the planets exotic environment. ...

LAUREN WOLF

2012-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Design Space model assessment  

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The Environmental Design Space (EDS) is a multi-disciplinary design tool used to explore trade-offs among aircraft fuel burn, emissions, and noise. This thesis uses multiple metrics to assess an EDS model of a Boeing 777 ...

Spindler, Phillip Michael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Other Helium Shortage Smart Telescopes Go Stargazing No-bang...  

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to capturing and understanding transient events in space. The burst of the century Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) comprise one of the more dramatic cosmic events in RAPTOR's aim (See...

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Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)  

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

None

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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(Nuclear power engineering in space)  

SciTech Connect

The principal purpose of this trip was to participate in the Anniversary Specialist Conference on Nuclear Power Engineering in Space hosted by the USSR Ministry of Atomic Power Engineering and Industry. The conference was held in Obninsk, USSR. A secondary purpose of the trip was to meet with the French Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique in Paris regarding the status of their space power program.

Cooper, R.H. Jr.

1990-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)  

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

None

2012-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Diffractive-Optic Telescope for X-Ray Astronomy D. Dewey, T.H. Markert, and M.L. Schattenburg  

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A Diffractive-Optic Telescope for X-Ray Astronomy D. Dewey, T.H. Markert, and M.L. Schattenburg for a light-weight X-ray astronomical telescope that uses a diffractive optical element is described (200-1000 cm2 ) through the use of a blazed diffractive optic. State-of-the-art grating technology

Dewey, Daniel

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SNAP Telescope Performance for Weak Lensing Surveys M.Lampton1, M.Sholl1, P.Jelinsky1, and H.Stabenau2 for the SNAP Collaboration  

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.7 µm * 0.7 deg2 instantaneous pixellized field * 70 deg solar avoidance angle Telescope basics Annular of Energy, through contract DE-AC02-05CH11231. Expect extreme PSF Stability * telescope is thermally isolated from outer baffle * no deployed panels, antennas, or radiators * active thermal control on optics

California at Berkeley, University of

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Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Sub-Damped Lyman-alpha Absorbers at z < 0.5, and Implications for Galaxy Chemical Evolution  

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We report observations of four sub-damped Lyman-alpha (sub-DLA) quasar absorbers at zsolar or super-solar metallicities and relatively modest ionization corrections; observations of more lines and detailed modeling will help to verify this. Combining our data with measurements from the literature, we confirm previous suggestions that the N(HI)-weighted mean metallicity of sub-DLAs exceeds that of DLAs at all redshifts studied, even after making ionization corrections for sub-DLAs. The absorber toward PHL 1598 shows significant dust depletion. The absorbers toward PHL 1226 and PKS 0439-433 show the S/P ratio consistent with solar, i.e., they lack a profound odd-even effect. The a...

Som, Debopam; Meiring, Joseph; York, Donald G; Proux, Celine; Lauroesch, James T; Aller, Monique C; Khare, Pushpa

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In Space Telescopes and Instruments V, Bely & Breckinridge, eds., Proc. SPIE 3356, Kona, HI, March 1998. A Phase Diversity Experiment to Measure Piston Misalignment on  

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1998. A Phase Diversity Experiment to Measure Piston Misalignment on the Segmented Primary Mirror of an experiment to measure piston errors on the Keck II primary segmented mirror, through atmospheric turbulence, using phase­diverse phase retrieval. The segment piston errorss are separated from the random turbulence

Löfdahl, Mats

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A Hubble Space Telescope lensing survey of X-ray luminous galaxy clusters IV. Mass, structure and thermodynamics of cluster cores at z = 0.2  

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......University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE 5 Harvard-Smithsonian...filamentary axes, slowly (t crossing 2-3 Gyr) ingesting DM...Section 2 we describe the survey design and sample selection. We then...applied in the data reduction pipeline using Trauger et al.'s......

Graham P. Smith; Jean-Paul Kneib; Ian Smail; Pasquale Mazzotta; Harald Ebeling; Oliver Czoske

2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The low-mass initial mass function of the field population in the Large Magellanic Cloud with Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Observations  

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We present V- and I-equivalent HST/WFPC2 stellar photometry of an area in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), located on the western edge of the bar of the galaxy, which accounts for the general background field of its inner disk. The WFPC2 observations reach magnitudes as faint as V=25 mag, and the large sample of more than 80,000 stars allows us to determine in detail the Present-Day Mass Function (PDMF) of the detected main-sequence stars, which is identical to the Initial Mass Function (IMF) for masses M <~ 1 M_solar. The low-mass main-sequence mass function of the LMC field is found not to have a uniform slope throughout the observed mass range, i.e. the slope does not follow a single power law. This slope changes at about 1 M_solar to become more shallow for stars with smaller masses down to the lowest observed mass of ~ 0.7 M_solar, giving clear indications of flattening for even smaller masses. We verified statistically that for stars with M <~ 1 M_solar the IMF has a slope Gamma around -2, with an indicative slope Gamma =~ -1.4 for 0.7 <~ M/M_solar <~ 0.9, while for more massive stars the main-sequence mass function becomes much steeper with Gamma =~ -5. The main-sequence luminosity function (LF) of the observed field is in very good agreement with the Galactic LF as it was previously found. Taking into account several assumptions concerning evolutionary effects, which should have changed through time the stellar content of the observed field, we reconstruct qualitatively its IMF for the whole observed mass range (0.7 <~ M/M_solar <~ 2.3) and we find that the number of observed evolved stars is not large enough to have affected significantly the form of the IMF, which thus is found almost identical to the observed PDMF.

D. Gouliermis; W. Brandner; Th. Henning

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The low-mass pre-main sequence population of the stellar association LH 52 in the Large Magellanic Cloud discovered with Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Observations  

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We report on the serendipitous discovery of ~ 500 low-mass candidate PMS stars in the vicinity of the stellar association LH 52 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. We present evidence that the red faint sequence of these stars seen in the CMD of LH 52 from HST/WFPC2 observations belongs only to the association and follows almost perfectly isochrone models for PMS stars of masses down to ~ 0.3 M_solar. We find that this feature has a Galactic counterpart and that the mass spectrum of the candidate PMS stars in LH 52 seems to correspond to a Salpeter IMF with a slope Gamma ~ -1.26 in the mass range 0.8 - 1.4 M_solar.

D. Gouliermis; W. Brandner; Th. Henning

2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAHOROBA Project -- Deep Survey with an Optical Intermediate-Band Filter System on the Subaru Telescope  

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We present a summary of the new optical intermediate-band filter system for the prime-focus camera, Suprime-Cam, on the Subaru telescope at Mauna Kea Observatories. We also discuss a future plan to promote a new deep survey with this filter system (the MAHOROBA project).

Taniguchi, Y

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for detecting dark matter with neutrino telescopes in light of recent results from direct detection experiments  

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Direct detection dark matter experiments, lead by the CDMS collaboration, have placed increasingly stronger constraints on the cross sections for elastic scattering of WIMPs on nucleons. These results impact the prospects for the indirect detection of dark matter using neutrino telescopes. With this in mind, we revisit the prospects for detecting neutrinos produced by the annihilation of WIMPs in the Sun. We find that the latest bounds do not seriously limit the models most accessible to next generation kilometer-scale neutrino telescopes such as IceCube. This is largely due to the fact that models with significant spin-dependent couplings to protons are the least constrained and, at the same time, the most promising because of the efficient capture of WIMPs in the Sun. We identify models where dark matter particles are beyond the reach of any planned direct detection experiments while within reach of neutrino telescopes. In summary, we find that, even when contemplating recent direct detection results, neutrino telescopes still have the opportunity to play an important as well as complementary role in the search for particle dark matter.

Halzen, Francis; /Wisconsin U., Madison; Hooper, Dan; /Fermilab

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Light of the 1.6 meter off-axis New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory  

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First Light of the 1.6 meter off-axis New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory Wenda Caoab, Nicolas Gorceixb, Roy Coulterb, Aaron Coulterb, Philip R. Goodeab aCenter for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; bBig Bear Solar

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Space Weather and Hazards to Application Satellites  

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Space weather is defined by the US National Space Weather Program as referring to conditions on the ... health. From the viewpoint of an application satellite, the space environment is a hostile, ... is thus ...

Dr. Michael J. Rycroft

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Sustainable Spaces Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Spaces Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sustainable Spaces Inc. Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94103 Sector: Carbon Product: California-based provider of energy audits...

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The analysis of potential space tourism market.  

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?? In December of 2004, RIT Professor C.J. Wallington and students in the space tourism development course (winter 2004/ 2005) conducted a space tourism market (more)

Sankovic, Sandra

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The analysis of potential space tourism market.  

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??In December of 2004, RIT Professor C.J. Wallington and students in the space tourism development course (winter 2004/ 2005) conducted a space tourism market survey. (more)

Sankovic, Sandra

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DREAM tool increases space weather predictions  

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using real-time space weather observations and an interactive user interface to support satellite operators and space weather forecasters. For national security applications,...

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Integration of space weather into space situational awareness  

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

Reeves, Geoffrey D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Spacings of Nuclear Energy Levels  

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The distribution of spacings of nuclear energy levels in many heavy nuclei at an excitation energy of 5 to 9 Mev is obtained by careful correction of the observed distributions for the effect of failure to observe all levels. Results of transmission measurements on U234 and U236, as measured with the Brookhaven fast chopper, are presented. The experimental spacings of the zero-spin nuclides are considered first since all the levels from slow neutron capture have the same spin. The results show a deficiency of small spacings relative to the exponential distribution, which corresponds to a random occurrence of levels. In the analysis it is shown that there is no local correlation of neutron widths and level spacings. The "level repulsion" effect is also found for the nuclides of nonzero spin, for which the data are more abundant but the analysis is complicated by the presence of two spin systems. The distribution obtained is in agreement with one suggested by Wigner based on a probability of level occurrence proportional to the spacing S. The corrections here developed are also applied to the reduced neutron width distribution and this corrected distribution is in good agreement with the Porter-Thomas distribution.

John A. Harvey and D. J. Hughes

1958-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Unique features of space reactors  

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Space reactors are designed to meet a unique set of requirements; they must be sufficiently compact to be launched in a rocket to their operational location, operate for many years without maintenance and servicing, operate in extreme environments, and reject heat by radiation to space. To meet these restrictions, operating temperatures are much greater than in terrestrial power plants, and the reactors tend to have a fast neutron spectrum. Currently, a new generation of space reactor power plants is being developed. The major effort is in the SP-100 program, where the power plant is being designed for seven years of full power, and no maintenance operation at a reactor outlet operating temperature of 1350 K. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Buden, D.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical 3-Space: Emergent Gravity  

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The laws of gravitation devised by Newton, and by Hilbert and Einstein, have failed many experimental and observational tests, namely the bore hole g anomaly, flat rotation curves for spiral galaxies, supermassive black hole mass spectrum, uniformly expanding universe, cosmic filaments, laboratory G measurements, galactic EM bending, precocious galaxy formation,.. The response has been the introduction of the new epicycles: ``dark matter", ``dark energy", and others. To understand gravity we must restart with the experimental discoveries by Galileo, and following a heuristic argument we are led to a uniquely determined theory of a dynamical 3-space. That 3-space exists has been missed from the beginning of physics, although it was 1st directly detected by Michelson and Morley in 1887. Uniquely generalising the quantum theory to include this dynamical 3-space we deduce the response of quantum matter and show that it results in a new account of gravity, and explains the above anomalies and others. The dynamical...

Cahill, Reginald T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 RAL Space Head, Space Engineering &Technology Division  

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of the iconic figures of the Space Age:­ Dr Wernher von Braun to Saturn V and the Apollo moon-landing programme of the ion releases from ~200km dHybrid simulation box · The artificial comet release formed a dia particles ­ this technique successfully simulates the AMPTE artificial comet release in a totally self

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle Era Facts  

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Center in Florida on April 12, 1981.Atlantis flew the final space mission, STS-135, in July 2011 into the Atlantic Ocean, retrieved and reused.The external tank is the only part of the stack not used again, who on May 11, 1792, maneuvered his ship through dangerous inland waters to explore British Columbia

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center  

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systems Marshall performs basic research, matures technologies, and develops, tests, and sustains, nuclear thermal propulsion, space nuclear power systems, nuclear surface power systems and propellant: ­ Apollo Program: F-1 engines from testing to flight and J-2 engines from concept development to flight

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Free loop spaces in topology and  

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Free loop spaces in topology and physics Kathryn Hess What is the space of free loops? Enumeration of geodesics Hochschild and cyclic homology Homological conformal field theories Free loop spaces in topology Meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society Glasgow, 14 November 2008 #12;Free loop spaces in topology

Thévenaz, Jacques

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Library Reserved Room Policy All Meeting Spaces  

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Library Reserved Room Policy All Meeting Spaces Room reservation To make a reservation for any Library meeting space, complete the room reservation form at http://library.syr.edu/services/space/form-findroom.php. In order to provide equitable access to library spaces, the Library may impose limitations on frequency

Mather, Patrick T.

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THERMAL PROPERTIES OF A SOLAR CORONAL CAVITY OBSERVED WITH THE X-RAY TELESCOPE ON HINODE  

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Coronal cavities are voids in coronal emission often observed above high latitude filament channels. Sometimes, these cavities have areas of bright X-ray emission in their centers. In this study, we use data from the X-ray Telescope (XRT) on the Hinode satellite to examine the thermal emission properties of a cavity observed during 2008 July that contains bright X-ray emission in its center. Using ratios of XRT filters, we find evidence for elevated temperatures in the cavity center. The area of elevated temperature evolves from a ring-shaped structure at the beginning of the observation, to an elongated structure two days later, finally appearing as a compact round source four days after the initial observation. We use a morphological model to fit the cavity emission, and find that a uniform structure running through the cavity does not fit the observations well. Instead, the observations are reproduced by modeling several short cylindrical cavity 'cores' with different parameters on different days. These changing core parameters may be due to some observed activity heating different parts of the cavity core at different times. We find that core temperatures of 1.75 MK, 1.7 MK, and 2.0 MK (for July 19, July 21, and July 23, respectively) in the model lead to structures that are consistent with the data, and that line-of-sight effects serve to lower the effective temperature derived from the filter ratio.

Reeves, Katharine K. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St. MS 58, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Gibson, Sarah E. [HAO/NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 (United States); Kucera, Therese A. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 671, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Hudson, Hugh S. [Space Sciences Laboratories, University of California, Berkeley, 7 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Kano, Ryouhei, E-mail: kreeves@cfa.harvard.edu [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

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Fine-scale structures and material flows of quiescent filaments observed by New Vacuum Solar Telescope  

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Study on the small-scale structures and material flows of solar quiescent filaments is very important for understanding the formation and equilibrium of solar filaments. Using the high resolution H{\\alpha} data observed by the New Vacuum Solar Telescope (NVST), we present the structures of the barbs and the material flows along the threads across the spine in two quiescent filaments on 2013 September 29 and on 2012 November 2, respectively. During the evolution of the filament barb, several parallel tube-shaped structures formed and the width of the structures ranges from about 2.3 Mm to 3.3 Mm. The parallel tube-shaped structures merged together accompanied with the material flows from the spine to the barb. Moreover, the boundary between the barb and surrounding atmosphere is very neat. The counter-streaming flows were not found to appear alternately in the adjacent threads of the filament. However, the large-scale patchy counter-streaming flows are detected in the filament. The flows in one patch of the fi...

Yan, X L; Xiang, Y Y; Yang, L H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background Rejection of Charged Particles in the Simbol-X Telescope: Preliminary Study of Protons Scattering  

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X-ray telescopes equipped with focusing optics in high eccentric orbit, as e.g. Newton-XMM and Chandra, showed a degradation of the detector performance and an important increase of the noise due to soft protons with energy between a few tens of keV and a few MeV, that are focused on the detector through the mirror module. It should be noted that the focusing of the protons by Wolter optics was an unexpected phenomenon. In Simbol-X a magnetic diverter will be implemented to deflect protons, in order to reduce the flux of charged particles impinging upon the focal plane. Obviously the design of the diverter should take into consideration the protons distribution at the exit of the mirror module; for this reason a detailed simulation about the interaction of particles with the mirror surface is necessary. Here we will present the scattering protons models currently under consideration, suggesting a preliminary solution for the design of the magnetic diverter. We will also discuss an ad hoc experiment to study this problem.

Dell'Orto, E. [INAF-OAB-Merate-Italy (Italy); Universita dell'Insubria-Como (Italy); Barbera, M. [INAF-OAPa-Palermo (Italy); Bulgarelli, A.; Fioretti, V.; Malaguti, G. [INAF-IASF-Bo-Bologna (Italy); Mineo, T. [INAF-IASF-Pa-Palermo (Italy); Pareschi, G.; Spiga, D.; Tagliaferri, G. [INAF-OAB-Merate (Italy); Rigato, V. [INFN-LNL-Legnar (Italy)

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BUSCA A Telescope Instrumentation for Simultaneous Imaging in 4 Optical Bands  

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The "Bonn University Simultaneous CAmera" (BUSCA) is a CCD camera system which allows simultaneous direct imaging of the same sky area in four colors. The optics are designed for an f/8 beam and four 4Kx4K CCDs with 15m pixels covering a field of view of 12 arcmin x 12 arcmin at a 2m class telescope. In September 1998 BUSCA has seen "First Light". The instrument is based on three dichroic beam splitters which separate optical wavelength bands such (at 430nm, 540nm, 730nm) that standard astronomical intermediate-band filter systems can be used. The dichroics are made of plane-parallel glass plates mounted at an angle of 45 degrees. Astigmatism in the transmitted beams (f/8) is completely cancelled by identical plane-parallel glass plates of suitable orientation. BUSCA offers new perspectives in astronomical multicolor photometry: i) The broadband spectral properties (e.g. color indices) of astronomical objects in the optical can be determined with high reliability even in non-photometric atmospheric conditions...

Reif, K; De Boer, K S; Schmoll, J; Mller, P; Poschmann, H; Klink, G; Kohley, R; Heber, U; Mebold, U; Mueller, Ph.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SECOND FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE CATALOG OF GAMMA-RAY PULSARS  

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This catalog summarizes 117 high-confidence ?0.1 GeV gamma-ray pulsar detections using three years of data acquired by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi satellite. Half are neutron stars discovered using LAT data through periodicity searches in gamma-ray and radio data around LAT unassociated source positions. The 117 pulsars are evenly divided into three groups: millisecond pulsars, young radio-loud pulsars, and young radio-quiet pulsars. We characterize the pulse profiles and energy spectra and derive luminosities when distance information exists. Spectral analysis of the off-peak phase intervals indicates probable pulsar wind nebula emission for four pulsars, and off-peak magnetospheric emission for several young and millisecond pulsars. We compare the gamma-ray properties with those in the radio, optical, and X-ray bands. We provide flux limits for pulsars with no observed gamma-ray emission, highlighting a small number of gamma-faint, radio-loud pulsars. The large, varied gamma-ray pulsar sample constrains emission models. Fermi's selection biases complement those of radio surveys, enhancing comparisons with predicted population distributions.

Abdo, A. A. [Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 (United States); Ajello, M. [Space Sciences Laboratory, 7 Gauss Way, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Allafort, A.; Bloom, E. D.; Bottacini, E. [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Department of Physics and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Baldini, L. [Universit di Pisa and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pisa, I-56127 Pisa (Italy); Ballet, J. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA-IRFU/CNRS/Universit Paris Diderot, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); Barbiellini, G. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste, I-34127 Trieste (Italy); Baring, M. G. [Rice University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MS-108, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251 (United States); Bastieri, D. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Belfiore, A. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Department of Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Bellazzini, R.; Bregeon, J. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pisa, I-56127 Pisa (Italy); Bhattacharyya, B. [National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune 411 007 (India); Bissaldi, E. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste, and Universit di Trieste, I-34127 Trieste (Italy); Bonamente, E. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia (Italy); Brandt, T. J. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Brigida, M., E-mail: hartog@stanford.edu [Dipartimento di Fisica ''M. Merlin'' dell'Universit e del Politecnico di Bari, I-70126 Bari (Italy); and others

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Magnetic reconnection between small-scale loops observed with the New Vacuum Solar Telescope  

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Using the high tempo-spatial resolution H$\\alpha$ images observed with the New Vacuum Solar Telescope, we report the solid observational evidence of magnetic reconnection between two sets of small-scale anti-parallel loops with an X-shaped topology. The reconnection process contains two steps: a slow step with the duration of more than several tens of minutes, and a rapid step lasting for only about three minutes. During the slow reconnection, two sets of anti-parallel loops reconnect gradually, and new loops are formed and stacked together. During the rapid reconnection, the anti-parallel loops approach each other quickly, and then the rapid reconnection takes place, resulting in the disappearance of former loops. In the meantime, new loops are formed and separate. The region between the approaching loops is brightened, and the thickness and length of this region are determined to be about 420 km and 1.4 Mm, respectively. During the rapid reconnection process, obvious brightenings at the reconnection site an...

Yang, Shuhong; Xiang, Yongyuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX): Description and Early Pilot Survey Results  

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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) will outfit the 10 m HET with a new wide field and an array of 150 integral-field spectrographs to survey a 420 sq. deg. area in the north Galactic cap. Each fiber-coupled unit spectrograph will cover 350-550 nm, simultaneously. This instrument, called VIRUS, will produce ~34,000 spectra per exposure, and will open up the emission-line universe to large surveys for the first time. The survey will detect 0.8 million Lyman-alpha emitting (LAE) galaxies with 1.9measure the expansion history at this early epoch using baryonic acoustic oscillations and the shape of the power spectrum. The aim of HETDEX is to provide a direct detection of dark energy at z~3. The measurement will constrain the evolution of dark energy and will also provide 0.1%-level accuracy on the curvature of the Universe, ten times better than current. The prototype of the VIRUS unit spectrograph (VIRUS-P) is a powerful instrument in its own right. Used on the McDonald 2.7 m, it covers the largest area of any integral field spectrograph, and reaches wavelengths down to 340 nm. VIRUS-P is being used for a pilot survey to better measure the properties of LAE galaxies in support of HETDEX. We report initial results from this survey.

G. J. Hill; K. Gebhardt; E. Komatsu; N. Drory; P. J. MacQueen; J. Adams; G. A. Blanc; R. Koehler; M. Rafal; M. M. Roth; A. Kelz; C. Gronwall; R. Ciardullo; D. P. Schneider

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation Process of a Light Bridge Revealed with the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope  

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The Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) aboard HINODE successfully and continuously observed a formation process of a light bridge in a matured sunspot of the NOAA active region 10923 for several days with high spatial resolution. During its formation, many umbral dots were observed emerging from the leading edges of penumbral filaments, and intruding into the umbra rapidly. The precursor of the light bridge formation was also identified as the relatively slow inward motion of the umbral dots which emerged not near the penumbra, but inside the umbra. The spectro-polarimeter on SOT provided physical conditions in the photosphere around the umbral dots and the light bridges. We found the light bridges and the umbral dots had significantly weaker magnetic fields associated with upflows relative to the core of the umbra, which implies that there was hot gas with weak field strength penetrating from subphotosphere to near the visible surface inside those structures. There needs to be a mechanism to drive the inward motion of the hot gas along the light bridges. We suggest that the emergence and the inward motion are triggered by a buoyant penumbral flux tube as well as the subphotospheric flow crossing the sunspot.

Y. Katsukawa; T. Yokoyama; T. E. Berger; K. Ichimoto; M. Kubo; B. W. Lites; S. Nagata; T. Shimizu; R. A. Shine; Y. Suematsu; T. D. Tarbell; A. M. Title; S. Tsuneta

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of mirrors made of chemically tempered glass foils for future X-ray telescopes  

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Thin slumped glass foils are considered good candidates for the realization of future X-ray telescopes with large effective area and high spatial resolution. However, the hot slumping process affects the glass strength, and this can be an issue during the launch of the satellite because of the high kinematical and static loads occurring during that phase. In the present work we have investigated the possible use of Gorilla glass (produced by Corning), a chemical tempered glass that, thanks to its strength characteristics, would be ideal. The un-tempered glass foils were curved by means of an innovative hot slumping technique and subsequently chemically tempered. In this paper we show that the chemical tempering process applied to Gorilla glass foils does not affect the surface micro-roughness of the mirrors. On the other end, the stress introduced by the tempering process causes a reduction in the amplitude of the longitudinal profile errors with a lateral size close to the mirror length. The effect of the ov...

Salmaso, B; Brizzolari, B; Basso, S; Ghigo, M; Pareschi, G; Spiga, D; Proserpio, L; Suppiger, Y

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE LEGACY SURVEY: STACKED IMAGES AND CATALOGS  

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This paper describes the image stacks and catalogs of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey produced using the MegaPipe data pipeline at the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre. The Legacy Survey is divided into two parts. The Deep Survey consists of four fields each of 1 deg{sup 2}, with magnitude limits (50% completeness for point sources) of u = 27.5, g = 27.9, r = 27.7, i = 27.4, and z = 26.2. It contains 1.6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 6} sources. The Wide Survey consists of 150 deg{sup 2} split over four fields, with magnitude limits of u = 26.0, g = 26.5, r = 25.9, i = 25.7, and z = 24.6. It contains 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 7} sources. This paper describes the calibration, image stacking, and catalog generation process. The images and catalogs are available on the web through several interfaces: normal image and text file catalog downloads, a 'Google Sky' interface, an image cutout service, and a catalog database query service.

Gwyn, Stephen D. J., E-mail: Stephen.Gwyn@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca [Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9E 2E7 (Canada)

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ULTRASPEC: a high-speed imaging photometer on the 2.4-m Thai National Telescope  

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ULTRASPEC is a high-speed imaging photometer mounted permanently at one of the Nasmyth focii of the 2.4-m Thai National Telescope (TNT) on Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain. ULTRASPEC employs a 1024x1024 pixel frame-transfer, electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) in conjunction with re-imaging optics to image a field of 7.7'x7.7' at (windowed) frame rates of up to ~200 Hz. The EMCCD has two outputs - a normal output that provides a readout noise of 2.3 e- and an avalanche output that can provide essentially zero readout noise. A six-position filter wheel enables narrow-band and broad-band imaging over the wavelength range 330-1000 nm. The instrument saw first light on the TNT in November 2013 and will be used to study rapid variability in the Universe. In this paper we describe the scientific motivation behind ULTRASPEC, present an outline of its design and report on its measured performance on the TNT.

Dhillon, V S; Atkinson, D C; Bezawada, N; Bours, M C P; Copperwheat, C M; Gamble, T; Hardy, L K; Hickman, R D H; Irawati, P; Ives, D J; Kerry, P; Leckngam, A; Littlefair, S P; McLay, S A; O'Brien, K; Peacocke, P T; Poshyachinda, S; Richichi, A; Soonthornthum, B; Vick, A

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE EXPLORATION COORDINATION GROUP  

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exploration coordination tool to enhance the implementation of the coordination process At the 1st ISECG1 INTERNATIONAL SPACE EXPLORATION COORDINATION GROUP WORKPLAN Update following 3rd ISECG Meeting broader future participation in the planning and coordination process; - assessment of the requirements

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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uncertainty ! Clouds and Climate Scenarios Projected warming Climate Change Prediction #12;National of air T and CO2 -> related to intensity of ocean turbulent mixing · Exchanges of energy, water and carbon with the ocean/ land/ice surface are mediated by turbulence #12;National Aeronautics and Space

Bordoni, Simona

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TWISTOR SPACES AND FANO THREEFOLDS  

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......generalisations. In the present paper, however, what we shall take the liberty of referring to as a twistor space will be merely a complex...threefold satisfying this condition is not hard to find: simply project the Veronese image of P3 in P9 away from a conic--equivalently......

W. M. OXBURY

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interlayer spacings in carbon nanotubes  

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Electron and x-ray-diffraction studies of nanotubes have revealed that the distances between the graphitic sheets are larger by a few percent than those in bulk graphite. The mean value of the interlayer spacings is 0.3440.001 nm.

Yahachi Saito; Tadanobu Yoshikawa; Shunji Bandow; Masato Tomita; Takayoshi Hayashi

1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Putting space resources to work  

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Resource development in remote places on Earth has depended on government attitudes toward regional development, transport and local production costs, economic accessibility of external markets, and the availability of local markets. The initial stages of space resource development may well depend on a government-funded lunar science/engineering base for initial markets. 10 refs.

Jones, E.M.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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anticipation of what we might see. Space exploration both quenches and perpetuates that thirst through a never-ending wave of discovery, creating a better future for humankind by ·Expandingthefrontiersofscientificresearch for humankind. We've really only just begun. Look up. That's where we're going! Each step is a remarkable

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Space Perception by Visuokinesthetic Prediction  

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propose a robot model of space perception in a restricted domain in which a robot arm pushes a small block predicts the visual image of the gripper tool and the kinesthetic state of the robot arm after a small which would move the gripper of the robot arm from its current position to a position where it would

Moeller, Ralf

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Space Science : Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect  

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Space Science : Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect Part-5a Solar + Earth Spectrum IR Absorbers Grey Atmosphere Greenhouse Effect #12;Radiation: Solar and Earth Surface B"(T) Planck Ideal Emission Integrate at the carbon cycle #12;However, #12;Greenhouse Effect is Complex #12;PLANETARY ENERGY BALANCE G+W fig 3-5

Johnson, Robert E.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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and harvestitslimitlessbenefits for humankind. We've really only just begun. Look up. That's where we're going! Each step generations of engineers, scientists and technologists. Join us as we unlock the mysteries of space is a remarkable achievement in its own right. And each step fosters development of new capabilities, technologies

Waliser, Duane E.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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the space and solar environments for solar events that can disrupt communications and electric power and measurement data of the Western Hemisphere. Forecasting the approach of severe storms, the GOES system instruments. The GOES system also supports search and rescue operations by providing instantaneous relay

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Ground performance of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) attitude control system  

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, USA b Danish Space Research Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark c Columbia University, New York, NY, USA dV. HEFT has a half-power diameter (HPD) imaging performance of solutions to time-tagged photon lists during the post-flight analysis. Finally, the ACS must provide fully

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Variable Row Spacing of Irrigated Cotton.  

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B-1 lr August 19; aria ble Row Spacing of Irrigated Cotton I as A&M University Texas Agricultural Experiment Station . H. 0. Kunkel, Acting Director, College Station, Texa! Summary Six years' research in the Trans-Pecos area with "variable... row spacing" (VRS), new irrigated cotton row-spacing patterns, is reported. The new system consists of alternate close and ~ricle spaced rows, with narrow irrigation furrows between the close row spacings only. The wide spac- ings serve as dry...

Longenecker, D. E.; Thaxton, E. L. Jr.; Hefner, J. J.; Lyerly, P. J.

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Introduction of Tech Pan lm at the UK Schmidt Telescope Quentin A Parker 1;3 David Malin 2  

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The Introduction of Tech Pan #12;lm at the UK Schmidt Telescope Quentin A Parker 1;3 David Malin 2.parker@roe.ac.uk Abstract Kodak Technical Pan (Tech Pan) emulsion on a #12;lm base has been in use at the U.K. Schmidt 1981), though it was introduced somewhat earlier as 35mm solar patrol #12;lm (as special order SO-115

Tittley, Eric

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New Results from Observations of Massive Star Formation in the Mid-Infrared with Large Aperture Telescopes  

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Thanks to the high spatial resolution afforded by 8-10m class telescopes, we are beginning to learn that some sources are extended in their mid-infrared emission because of dusty outflows or heated outflow cavity walls. Therefore one must be extremely careful in interpreting the nature of extended mid-infrared sources (i.e. just because it is extended does not automatically mean it is a disk!).

James M. De Buizer

2006-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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CardSpace-Liberty Integration for CardSpace Users Haitham S. Al-Sinani  

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Security Keywords Identity Management, CardSpace, Liberty Alliance Project, Interoperability, SAML, BrowserCardSpace-Liberty Integration for CardSpace Users Haitham S. Al-Sinani Information Security GroupSpace and Liberty. In this scheme, CardSpace users are able to obtain an assertion to- ken from a Liberty

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Multi Anode Photomultiplier Tube Reliability Assessment for the JEM-EUSO Space Mission  

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Reliability assessment in concerned with the analysis of devices and systems whose individual components are prone to fail. This reliability analysis documents the process and results of reliability determination of the JEM-EUSO photomultiplier tube component using the methods 217 Plus. Quantum efficiency degradation and radiation hardness assurance. In conclussion, the levels of damage suffered by the PMTs which comprise the focal surface of JEM-EUSO Space Telescope, are acceptable. The results show as well the greatest contribution to the failure is due to radiation SET. The guaranteed performance of this equipment is a 99.45 per cent, an accepted value of reliability thus fulfilling the objectives and technological challenges of JEM-EUSO.

Prieto-Alfonso, H; Casolino, M; Tsuno, K; Ebisuzaki, T; Fras, M D Rodrguez

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ON THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE SURPLUS OF DIFFUSE GALACTIC GAMMA-RAY EMISSION  

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Recent observations of diffuse Galactic ?-ray emission (DGE) by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT) have shown significant deviations, above a few GeV to about 100 GeV, from DGE models that use the GALPROP code for the propagation of cosmic ray (CR) particles outside their sources in the Galaxy and their interaction with the target distributions of the interstellar gas and radiation fields. The surplus of radiation observed is most pronounced in the inner Galaxy, where the concentration of CR sources is strongest. The present study investigates this 'Fermi-LAT Galactic Plane Surplus' by estimating the ?-ray emission from the sources themselves, which is disregarded in the above DGE models. It is shown that the expected hard spectrum of CRs, still confined in their sources (source cosmic rays, SCRs), can indeed explain this surplus. The method is based on earlier studies regarding the so-called EGRET GeV excess, which by now is generally interpreted as an instrumental effect. The contribution from SCRs is also predicted to increasingly exceed the DGE models above 100 GeV, up to ?-ray energies of about 10 TeV, where the corresponding surplus exceeds the hadronic part of the DGE by about one order of magnitude. Above such energies, the emission surplus should decrease again with energy due to the finite lifetime of the assumed supernova remnant sources. Observations of the DGE in the inner Galaxy at 15 TeV with the ground-based Milagro ?-ray detector and, at TeV energies, with the ARGO-YBJ detector are interpreted to provide confirmation of a significant SCR contribution to the DGE.

Vlk, H. J. [Max-Planck-Institut fr Kernphysik, P.O. Box 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg (Germany); Berezhko, E. G., E-mail: Heinrich.Voelk@mpi-hd.mpg.de [Yu. G. Shafer Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy, 31 Lenin Avenue, 677980 Yakutsk (Russian Federation)

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A DUAL-BAND MILLIMETER-WAVE KINETIC INDUCTANCE CAMERA FOR THE IRAM 30 m TELESCOPE  

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The Neel IRAM KIDs Array (NIKA) is a fully integrated measurement system based on kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs) currently being developed for millimeter wave astronomy. The instrument includes dual-band optics allowing simultaneous imaging at 150 GHz and 220 GHz. The imaging sensors consist of two spatially separated arrays of KIDs. The first array, mounted on the 150 GHz branch, is composed of 144 lumped-element KIDs. The second array (220 GHz) consists of 256 antenna-coupled KIDs. Each of the arrays is sensitive to a single polarization; the band splitting is achieved by using a grid polarizer. The optics and sensors are mounted in a custom dilution cryostat, with an operating temperature of {approx}70 mK. Electronic readout is realized using frequency multiplexing and a transmission line geometry consisting of a coaxial cable connected in series with the sensor array and a low-noise 4 K amplifier. The dual-band NIKA was successfully tested in 2010 October at the Institute for Millimetric Radio Astronomy (IRAM) 30 m telescope at Pico Veleta, Spain, performing in-line with laboratory predictions. An optical NEP was then calculated to be around 2 x 10{sup -16} W Hz{sup -1/2} (at 1 Hz) while under a background loading of approximately 4 pW pixel{sup -1}. This improvement in comparison with a preliminary run (2009) verifies that NIKA is approaching the target sensitivity for photon-noise limited ground-based detectors. Taking advantage of the larger arrays and increased sensitivity, a number of scientifically relevant faint and extended objects were then imaged including the Galactic Center SgrB2 (FIR1), the radio galaxy Cygnus A, and the NGC1068 Seyfert galaxy. These targets were all observed simultaneously in the 150 GHz and 220 GHz atmospheric windows.

Monfardini, A.; Benoit, A.; Bideaud, A.; Swenson, L.; Cruciani, A.; Camus, P.; Hoffmann, C. [Institut Neel, CNRS and Universite Joseph Fourier (UJF), Grenoble F-38042 (France); Desert, F. X. [Institut de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique, UJF and CNRS-INSU, Grenoble F-38041 (France); Doyle, S.; Ade, P.; Mauskopf, P.; Tucker, C. [Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Roesch, M.; Leclercq, S.; Schuster, K. F. [Institut de RadioAstronomie Millimetrique (IRAM), Saint Martin d'Heres F-38406 (France); Endo, A. [Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Baryshev, A.; Baselmans, J. J. A.; Ferrari, L.; Yates, S. J. C, E-mail: monfardini@grenoble.cnrs.fr [SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, 3584 CA Utrecht and 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Redshift z ~ 1 Field Galaxies Observed with the Keck Telescope and the HST  

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We report results based on 35 new spectroscopic redshifts obtained with the Keck Telescope for field galaxies that also have photometry and morphology from survey images taken by the refurbished HST. A sample of 24 redshifts for galaxies fainter than I = 22 has a median redshift of z ~ 0.81. This result is inconsistent with the lower median redshift of z ~ 0.6 predicted by the ``maximal merger models'' of Carlberg (1996), which otherwise fit existing data. The data match an extrapolation of the CFRS, as well as predictions of certain mild luminosity-evolution models. Nearly half of the redshifts lie in two structures at z ~ 0.81 and z ~ 1.0, showing the presence of high density concentrations spanning scales of ~ 1/h Mpc, i.e., the size of groups. We find emission lines or the presence of possible neighbors in 7 of 9 otherwise luminous galaxies with red central regions at redshifts beyond z ~ 0.7. We also note a diversity of morphological types among blue galaxies at z ~ 1, including small compact galaxies, ``chains,'' and ``blue nucleated galaxies.'' These morphologies are found among local, but generally less luminous, galaxies. Distant blue galaxies also include apparently normal late-type spirals. These findings could imply modest bursts of star formation caused by mergers or interactions of small, gas-rich galaxies with each other or with larger, well-formed galaxies. This first glimpse of very faint z ~ 1 field galaxies of diverse colors and morphologies suggests that a mixture of physical processes is at work in the formation and evolution of faint field galaxies.

David C. Koo; Nicole P. Vogt; Andrew C. Phillips; Rafael Guzman; K. L. Wu; S. M. Faber; Caryl Gronwall; Duncan A. Forbes; Garth D. Illingworth; Edward J. Groth; Marc Davis; Richard G. Kron; Alexander S. Szalay

1996-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The GAMMA-400 Space Mission  

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GAMMA-400 is a new space mission which will be installed on board the Russian space platform Navigator. It is scheduled to be launched at the beginning of the next decade. GAMMA-400 is designed to study simultaneously gamma rays (up to 3 TeV) and cosmic rays (electrons and positrons from 1 GeV to 20 TeV, nuclei up to 10$^{15}$-10$^{16}$ eV). Being a dual-purpose mission, GAMMA-400 will be able to address some of the most impelling science topics, such as search for signatures of dark matter, cosmic-rays origin and propagation, and the nature of transients. GAMMA-400 will try to solve the unanswered questions on these topics by high-precision measurements of the Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray sources, Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission and the spectra of cosmic-ray electrons + positrons and nuclei, thanks to excellent energy and angular resolutions.

Cumani, P; Bonvicini, V; Topchiev, N P; Adriani, O; Aptekar, R L; Arkhangelskaja, I V; Arkhangelskiy, A I; Bergstrom, L; Berti, E; Bigongiari, G; Bobkov, S G; Boezio, M; Bogomolov, E A; Bonechi, S; Bongi, M; Bottai, S; Castellini, G; Cattaneo, P W; Dedenko, G L; De Donato, C; Dogiel, V A; Gorbunov, M S; Gusakov, Yu V; Hnatyk, B I; Kadilin, V V; Kaplin, V A; Kaplun, A A; Kheymits, M D; Korepanov, V E; Larsson, J; Leonov, A A; Loginov, V A; Longo, F; Maestro, P; Marrocchesi, P S; Menshenin, A L; Mikhailov, V V; Mocchiutti, E; Moiseev, A A; Mori, N; Moskalenko, I V; Naumov, P Yu; Papini, P; Pearce, M; Picozza, P; Popov, A V; Rappoldi, A; Ricciarini, S; Runtso, M F; Ryde, F; Serdin, O V; Sparvoli, R; Spillantini, P; Suchkov, S I; Tavani, M; Taraskin, A A; Tiberio, A; Tyurin, E M; Ulanov, M V; Vacchi, A; Vannuccini, E; Vasilyev, G I; Yurkin, Yu T; Zampa, N; Zirakashvili, V N; Zverev, V G

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The PLATO Simulator: Modelling of High-Precision High-Cadence Space-Based Imaging  

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Many aspects of the design trade-off of a space-based instrument and its performance can best be tackled through simulations of the expected observations. The complex interplay of various noise sources in the course of the observations make such simulations an indispensable part of the assessment and design study of any space-based mission. We present a formalism to model and simulate photometric time series of CCD images by including models of the CCD and its electronics, the telescope optics, the stellar field, the jitter movements of the spacecraft, and all important natural noise sources. This formalism has been implemented in a versatile end-to-end simulation software tool, called PLATO Simulator, specifically designed for the PLATO space mission to be operated from L2, but easily adaptable to similar types of missions. We provide a detailed description of several noise sources and discuss their properties, in connection with the optical design, the allowable level of jitter, the quantum efficiency of th...

Marcos-Arenal, P; De Ridder, J; Aerts, C; Huygen, R; Samadi, R; Green, J; Piotto, G; Salmon, S; Catala, C; Rauer, H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the spectrum of high-energy muons by the method of multiple interactions on the basis of data from the Baksan underground scintillation telescope  

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Experimental data obtained with the aid of the Baksan underground scintillation telescope over a long period of its operation are analyzed with the aim of searches for an excess flux of ultrahigh-energy (?100 TeV...

A. G. Bogdanov; R. P. Kokoulin; Yu. F. Novoseltsev

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Letter from the Rev. Mr. James Pound, Rector of Wanstead, F. R. S. to Dr. Jurin, Secr. R. S. concerning Observations Made with Mr. Hadley's Reflecting Telescope  

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...Mr. James Pound, Rector of Wanstead, F. R. S. to Dr. Jurin, Secr. R. S. concerning Observations Made with Mr. Hadley's Reflecting Telescope James Pound The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access...

1722-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA PLAGUED WITH SPACE PROBLEMS  

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NASA PLAGUED WITH SPACE PROBLEMS ... Staged against a ghetto backdrop, Washington Post cartoonist Herblock's question of Vice President Agnew, "You don't feel, then, that when you've seen one planet you've seen them all?" typifies the verbal missiles launched at NASA these days. ... And as if this weren't enough as the agency faces Congress over its next budget, NASA once again finds itself embroiled in questions of science vs. engineering and manned vs. unmanned missions. ...

1969-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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International Space Station Program Overview  

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International Space Station Program Overview 1 #12;BerthingDock MRM1 / FGB Nadir DC1 / MLM / RS Node SM Aft MRM2 / SM-Zenith Node 1 Nadir Node 2 Nadir Node 2 Zenith 2013 2014 2015 May Jun Jul Aug Sep the line (Dock on 5/1/13) HTV4 (7/20/13 ­ 8/19/13) Pre-Decisional, For Internal Use Only Date Color Key

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Continuous space-time transformations  

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We prove that every continuous map acting on the four-dimensional Minkowski space and preserving light cones in one direction only is either a Poincar\\'e similarity, that is, a product of a Lorentz transformation and a dilation, or it is of a very special degenerate form. In the presence of the continuity assumption the main tool in the proof is a basic result from the homotopy theory of spheres.

Clment de Seguins Pazzis; Peter emrl

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Space Heater Basics | Department of Energy  

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Small Space Heater Basics Small Space Heater Basics Small Space Heater Basics August 19, 2013 - 10:38am Addthis Small space heaters, also called portable heaters, are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. Space heater capacities generally range between 10,000 Btu to 40,000 Btu per hour. Common fuels used for this purpose are electricity, propane, natural gas, and kerosene. Although most space heaters rely on convection (the circulation of air in a room), some rely on radiant heating; that is, they emit infrared radiation that directly heats up objects and people that are within their line of sight. Combustion Space Heaters Space heaters are classified as vented and unvented, or "vent free." Unvented combustion units are not recommended for inside use, as they

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MAPS BETWEEN CLASSIFYING SPACES AND APPLICATIONS by  

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MAPS BETWEEN CLASSIFYING SPACES AND APPLICATIONS space map(BG, BH) can be reduced to the case of simply connected Lie groups. Th* *is reduc- tion method allows some applications. For example a homotopy classificatio* *n of self maps BG

Notbohm, Dietrich

465

Space Weather Prediction with Exascale Computing  

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Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun, in the interplanetary space and in the Earth space environment that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health. Adverse conditions in the space environment can cause disruption of satellite operations, communications, navigation, and electric power distribution grids, leading to a variety of socioeconomic losses. The conditions in space are also linked to the Earth climate. The activity of the Sun affects the total amount of heat and light reaching the Earth and the amount of cosmic rays arriving in the atmosphere, a phenomenon linked with the amount of cloud cover and precipitation. Given these great impacts on society, space weather is attracting a growing attention and is the subject of international efforts worldwide. We focus here on the steps necessary for achieving a true physics-based ability to predict the arrival and consequences of major space weather storms....

Lapenta, Giovanni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite Quantum Measure Spaces Denise Schmitz  

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Finite Quantum Measure Spaces Denise Schmitz 4 June 2012 Contents 1 Introduction 2 2 Preliminaries 2 2.1 Finite Measure Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2.2 Quantum Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 Quantum Measures 3 3.1 Grade-2 Additivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Morrow, James A.

467

Scale-space research at Utrecht University  

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This paper describes the contributions to scale-space research by Utrecht University over the period 19891995. Starting with work on the fundamental basis of scale-space from causality and first principles, t...

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar space heating | Open Energy Information  

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heating heating Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from the United States Department of Energy's description of solar space heating technology.)[1] Contents 1 Space Heating 2 Passive Solar Space Heating 3 Active Solar Space Heating 4 References Space Heating A solar space-heating system can consist of a passive system, an active system, or a combination of both. Passive systems are typically less costly and less complex than active systems. However, when retrofitting a building, active systems might be the only option for obtaining solar energy. Passive Solar Space Heating Passive solar space heating takes advantage of warmth from the sun through design features, such as large south-facing windows, and materials in the floors or walls that absorb warmth during the day and release that warmth

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive  

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW James Webb Space reaction wheel noise · Heritage components · Compatible with ESA #12;This material is approved for public

Sirianni, Marco

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive  

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TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW/Ball/Kodak Competition Sensitive TRW James Webb Space momentum buildup Spacecraft Bus · Isolates reaction wheel noise · Heritage components #12;02-JWST-0001 - 3

Sirianni, Marco

471

Space Conditioning Standing Technical Committee Strategic Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This strategic plan document outlines the gaps, barriers, and opportunities identified by the Building America Space Conditioning Standing Technical Committee.

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Ames Lab 101: Growing Crystals in Space  

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

Trivedi, Rohit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable...

474

Atomic Power in Space: A History  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

"Atomic Power in Space," a history of the Space Isotope Power Program of the United States, covers the period from the program's inception in the mid-1950s through 1982. Written in non-technical language, the history is addressed to both the general public and those more specialized in nuclear and space technologies. Interplanetary space exploration successes and achievements have been made possible by this technology, for which there is no known substitue.

1987-03-00T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin and thick cloud top height retrieval algorithm with the Infrared Camera and LIDAR of the JEM-EUSO Space Mission  

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The origin of cosmic rays have remained a mistery for more than a century. JEM-EUSO is a pioneer space-based telescope that will be located at the International Space Station (ISS) and its aim is to detect Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) and Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays (EHECR) by observing the atmosphere. Unlike ground-based telescopes, JEM-EUSO will observe from upwards, and therefore, for a properly UHECR reconstruction under cloudy conditions, a key element of JEM-EUSO is an Atmospheric Monitoring System (AMS). This AMS consists of a space qualified bi-spectral Infrared Camera, that will provide the cloud coverage and cloud top height in the JEM-EUSO Field of View (FoV) and a LIDAR, that will measure the atmospheric optical depth in the direction it has been shot. In this paper we will explain the effects of clouds for the determination of the UHECR arrival direction. Moreover, since the cloud top height retrieval is crucial to analyze the UHECR and EHECR events under cloudy conditions, the ret...

Sez-Cano, G; del Peral, L; Neronov, A; Wada, S; Fras, M D Rodrguez

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Imaging of near-Earth space plasma  

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...Thompson Imaging of near-Earth space plasma Cathryn N. Mitchell Department of Electronic...include the whole near-Earth space-plasma realm is yet to be realized, and provides...planets| Imaging of near-Earth space plasma. | This paper describes the technique...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Nitrilase Sequence Space for Enantioselective Catalysis  

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...nitrilase sequence space. While most of the...same environmental library yielded two very...protein sequence space and for solving problems...generating synthetic gene libraries comprised of arrays...nitrilase sequence space for enantioselective...environmental DNA (eDNA) libraries, were characterized...

Dan E. Robertson; Jennifer A. Chaplin; Grace DeSantis; Mircea Podar; Mark Madden; Ellen Chi; Toby Richardson; Aileen Milan; Mark Miller; David P. Weiner; Kelvin Wong; Jeff McQuaid; Bob Farwell; Lori A. Preston; Xuqiu Tan; Marjory A. Snead; Martin Keller; Eric Mathur; Patricia L. Kretz; Mark J. Burk; Jay M. Short

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Doctoral Programs Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences  

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Professor; Recipient, Teaching Innovation Prize; Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Allison Mission to Comet 67P / Churyumov- Gerasimenko · Solar and Heliospheric Physics Group · STEREO Mission,OceanicandSpaceSciences Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences University of Michigan Space Research Building 2455 Hayward Street Ann

Eustice, Ryan

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Space plasma influences on the Earth's atmosphere  

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...Lond. A (2003) Space plasma and the Earth's atmosphere 129 0.2 0.6 1.0...Lond. A (2003) Space plasma and the Earth's atmosphere 131 the size and the...satellites probing the space-plasma and atmospheric environments, they provide...

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DSm Vector Spaces of Refined Labels  

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In this book the authors introduce the notion of DSm vector spaces of refined labels. They also realize the refined labels as a plane and a n-dimensional space. Further, using these refined labels, several algebraic structures are defined. Finally DSm semivector space or refined labels is described. Authors also propose some research problems.

Kandasamy, W B Vasantha

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DSm Vector Spaces of Refined Labels  

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In this book the authors introduce the notion of DSm vector spaces of refined labels. They also realize the refined labels as a plane and a n-dimensional space. Further, using these refined labels, several algebraic structures are defined. Finally DSm semivector space or refined labels is described. Authors also propose some research problems.

W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy; Florentin Smarandache

2011-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security 5301 Bolsa Avenue  

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Biography Boeing Defense, Space & Security 5301 Bolsa Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92647 www.boeing.com Daryl G. Pelc Vice President Engineering & Technology Phantom Works Boeing Defense, Space & Security of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this position, Daryl is responsible for leading

El Zarki, Magda

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Results from a Prototype MAPS Sensor Telescope and Readout Systemwith Zero Suppression for the Heavy Flavor Tracker at STAR  

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We describe a three Mimostar-2 Monolithic Active PixelSensor (MAPS) sensor telescope prototype with an accompanying readoutsystem incorporating on-the-fly data sparsification. The system has beencharacterized and we report on the measured performance of the sensortelescope and readout system in beam tests conducted both at the AdvancedLight Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and inthe STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Thiseffort is part of the development and prototyping work that will lead toa vertex detector for the STAR experiment.

Greiner, Leo C.; Matis, Howard S.; Ritter, Hans G.; Rose, AndrewA.; Stezelberger, Thorsten; Sun, Xiangming; Szelezniak, Michal A.; Thomas, James H.; Vu, Chinh Q.; Wieman, Howard H.

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Induced Upward Going Muons from a Gamma Ray Burst in a Neutrino Telescope of Km^2 Area  

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The number of neutrino induced upward going muons from a single Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) expected to be detected by the proposed kilometer scale IceCube detector at the South Pole location has been calculated. The effects of the Lorentz factor, total energy of the GRB emitted in neutrinos and its distance from the observer (red shift) on the number of neutrino events from the GRB have been examined. The present investigation reveals that there is possibility of exploring the early Universe with the proposed kilometer scale IceCube neutrino telescope.

Nayantara Gupta

2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of DNA Damage Induced by Space Radiation in Mir and Space Shuttle  

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......American space shuttle for 9 days. After landing, we labeled space-radiation-induced...American space shuttle for 9 days. After landing, we labeled space-radiation-induced...studied in Go human lymphocytes using the comet assay. J. Radiat. Res. 42: 91101......

Takeo Ohnishi; Ken Ohnishi; Akihisa Takahashi; Yoshitaka Taniguchi; Masaru Sato; Tamotsu Nakano; Shunji Nagaoka

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Aksay, Ilhan A.

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Cycle spaces in topological spaces Antoine Vella and R. Bruce Richter  

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Cycle spaces in topological spaces Antoine Vella and R. Bruce Richter University of Waterloo 19, and simplify previous work on cycle spaces of infinite graphs. We give simple topological criteria to show that the fundamental cycles of a (generalization of a) spanning tree generate the cycle space in a connected, compact

Richter, R. Bruce