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Bridge Programs: A Strategic Partnership, Tim Brady 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bridge Programs: A Strategic Partnership, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

The results of a study commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association discussing factors related to alleviating airline pilot shortages. By utilizing universities with existing pilot training programs, universities are able to train new pilots in company-specific procedures. This bridge program allows the company to interface with the university and influence curriculum design.


Trading With China - An Opportunity With Historic Precedent, Tim Brady 2017 Central Missouri State University

Trading With China - An Opportunity With Historic Precedent, Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Dr. Brady writes about the future growth of Chinese industries with a focus on the impact of their growth on the aviation community in the United States. The opportunities for trade are enormous and should be handled with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture. Opportunities in higher education also abound.


Construction And Ventilation Of Dairy Barns., C. F. Curtiss 2017 Iowa State College

Construction And Ventilation Of Dairy Barns., C. F. Curtiss

Bulletin (Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station)

The importance of efficient ventilation of dairy barns has been emphasized by the recent investigation of the causes conducive to the development and contagion of tuberculosis in cattle. Bulletin No. 7, of United States Bureau of Animal Industry, on Investigations Concerning Bovine Tuberculosis, says: “Fully nine-tenths of all diseased animals have been infected by inhaling the tubercle bacilli dried and suspended in the air.” Without proper ventilation the tubercle bacilli and other disease germs must be much more readily inhaled, and it is a matter of record that the worst diseased herds are found in poorly lighted and poorly ventilated ...


Radiation Exposure During Space Travel: Using Radioisotopes For A Comparative Study Of Human Feces And Urine As Integrated Shield Components, Noah L. Falck 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Radiation Exposure During Space Travel: Using Radioisotopes For A Comparative Study Of Human Feces And Urine As Integrated Shield Components, Noah L. Falck

Symposium

Earth’s atmosphere and magnetosphere deflect and absorb the majority of harmful radiation traversing Space; however, once outside Low Earth Orbit (LEO), payloads are exposed to Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and Solar Particle Events (SPEs). While humans possess capabilities that hardware does not, we are uniquely vulnerable to radiation. Detrimental effects range from nausea and dizziness brought by intense, short term doses to increased cancer risk and impaired cognitive function associated with chronic exposure. This paper aims to explore the use of human waste (feces and urine) as radiation shields in a comparative study of urine v. water and hydrated ...


2015 – Project Justification – Addressing An Urgent Water Supply Need For A Disadvantaged Community In The Greater Monterey County Irwm Region, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

2015 – Project Justification – Addressing An Urgent Water Supply Need For A Disadvantaged Community In The Greater Monterey County Irwm Region

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

One hundred percent of Castroville’s water supply comes from the 400-foot aquifer of the Pressure sub-basin of the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin. Groundwater levels in the aquifer dropped more than 100 feet below the seal level as of July 2015 at static conditions. Water levels dropped to more than 190 feet below the mean sea level during operation of the water well. The dramatic drop combined with the close proximity of the Pacific Ocean (less than 4 miles) and to existing seawater intrusion (less than ¼ mile) raised significant alarm that the existing water supply system to Castroville was ...


Knowledge Management Determinants Of Continuance Behavior: Evaluating The Air Force Knowledge Now Knowledge Management System, Eric Tucker 2017 University of Central Florida

Knowledge Management Determinants Of Continuance Behavior: Evaluating The Air Force Knowledge Now Knowledge Management System, Eric Tucker

Eric M. Tucker

Knowledge management (KM) encompasses the set of capabilities, processes, tools, and techniques for the most effective use of knowledge by an organization. The goal of KM is to improve the organization's ability to create, transfer, retain, and apply knowledge. Knowledge management is a goal that many organizations seek to achieve. Organizations apply their strategies, plans, and implementation to achieve KM. Organizations use technology to implement their KM strategy. For some, this approach has worked well; however, for others, the results have fallen short. KM shortcomings revolve around employees' infrequent use of the technology. This research seeks to understand what ...


High Resolution Monopulse Tracking, Larry Alan Young 2017 University of Central Florida

High Resolution Monopulse Tracking, Larry Alan Young

Alan N. Young

High Resolution Radar techniques are applied to the problem of resolving a multiple target array and locating its geometric center without the usual biasing toward the brightest targets. Monopulse radar techniques are combined with high resolution stepped frequency pulse train signal processing in an amplitude tracking radar. A single pulse monopulse system's aimpoint is biased toward the brightest point targets in an array. However, by using a stepped frequency pulse monopulse radar, the cross range distance to each individual scattered may be found. Unlike the single pulse monopulse system, the aimpoint is independent of the reflectivity of the targets ...


2013, November 19 - Protective Elevations To Control Sea Water Intrusion In The Salinas Valley, Geoscience For Mcwra, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

2013, November 19 - Protective Elevations To Control Sea Water Intrusion In The Salinas Valley, Geoscience For Mcwra

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

A report prepared in support of preventing revocation of Permit 1043 (State of California Division of Water Rights Permit for Diversion of Use of Water – Amended Permit 11043 dated 110-Jul-49) that allows for appropriation of water from the Salinas River in Monterey County California not to exceed 400 cfs with annual maximum diversion not to exceed 168,538 acre feet per year. The report addresses the potential beneficial uses of diverting water to help increase groundwater levels in the Pressure and East Side Subareas that would in turn help to control seawater intrusion.


2015, November - Salinas River Salt Modeling Report , Tetra Tech For California Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board And Us Environmental Protection Agency, Region Ix, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

2015, November - Salinas River Salt Modeling Report , Tetra Tech For California Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board And Us Environmental Protection Agency, Region Ix

State and Federal Documents Relating to Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties

Report prepared by Tetra Tech on behalf of California Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and US Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX with a view of development of salt-related TMDLs and a salt and nutrient management plan for the Salinas Valley aquifers. The report provides data analysis and a literature review, development of a water and salt mass balance tool, and salt sources assessment. Recommendations regarding improved representation of cropland locations, rotations, and irrigation practices are provided.


Biomechanics Of Snoring And Sleep Apnea, Charles F. Babbs 2017 Purdue University

Biomechanics Of Snoring And Sleep Apnea, Charles F. Babbs

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Working Papers

To understand the mechanisms of snoring and sleep apnea a first-principles biomechanical analysis was done for airflow through branched parallel channels, separated by a freely movable soft palate, and converging to a common channel at the base of the tongue in a “Y-shaped” configuration. Branches of the Y describe slit-like passages on the nasal and oral sides of the soft palate, when the palate is pushed by backward movement of the tongue to form a wedge between the tongue surface and the posterior pharyngeal wall. The common channel of the Y describes the oropharyngeal passage between the base of the ...


Virtual Operator Models For Off-Highway Machine Virtual Prototyping, Yu Du, Michael C. Dorneich, Brian L. Steward 2017 Iowa State University

Virtual Operator Models For Off-Highway Machine Virtual Prototyping, Yu Du, Michael C. Dorneich, Brian L. Steward

Michael C. Dorneich

Increasing demands on the world’s resources require the design of off-highway machines that provide greater functionality and productivity along with greater efficiency. Model-based or virtual design provides a means for achieving these design improvements with reduced time and costs. However, virtual design is often limited by the fidelity with which human operators are modeled. A greater understanding of how highly skilled operators obtain high machine performance and productivity can inform machine development and advance agricultural and construction machine automation technology. This research investigated how machine operator expertise, strategies, and decision-making can be integrated into operator models that simulate authentic ...


2012, May - San Luis Obispo County Master Water Report, Volume Iii Of Iii, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

2012, May - San Luis Obispo County Master Water Report, Volume Iii Of Iii

San Luis Obispo Public Works Water Reports

A compilation of current and future water resource management activities with in San Luis Obispo County that are organized by Water Planning Areas. The report explores how the activities interrelate, analyzes current and future supplies and demands, and identifies future water management strategies and ways to optimize existing strategies


Iot Based Recipes For Enabling Senior Citizens: Stakeholders Views On How Integration Of Iot And Web Services Can Enhance Well-Being And Inclusion Of Older People, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry, John McGrory 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Iot Based Recipes For Enabling Senior Citizens: Stakeholders Views On How Integration Of Iot And Web Services Can Enhance Well-Being And Inclusion Of Older People, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry, John Mcgrory

Conference papers

The main body of research clearly highlights the world’s population is rapidly expanding. When this fact is combined with the increase in life longevity due to medical and social advances it alters the demographic balance in relation to age. Hence, the number of people aged 65 and over is constantly increasing. The potential of Smart Technologies and IoT-based devices to improve health has increased rapidly in the last few years and users are now in a position to contribute to the development of the interaction process and need to be properly trained on benefits of using new technologies. IFTTT ...


Custom 3d Printer And Resin For 18 Μm × 20 Μm Mi- Crofluidic Flow Channels, Hua Gong, Bryce P. Bickham, Adam T. Woolley, Gregory P. Nordin 2017 Brigham Young University

Custom 3d Printer And Resin For 18 Μm × 20 Μm Mi- Crofluidic Flow Channels, Hua Gong, Bryce P. Bickham, Adam T. Woolley, Gregory P. Nordin

All Faculty Publications

While there is great interest in 3D printing for microfluidic device fabrication, to-date the achieved feature sizes have not been in the truly microfluidic regime (μm). In this paper we demonstrate that a custom Digital Light Processor stereolithographic (DLP-SLA) 3D printer and a specifically-designed, low cost, custom resin can readily achieve flow channel cross sections as small as 18 μm × 20 μm. Our 3D printer has a projected image plane resolution of 7.6 μm and uses a 385 nm LED, which dramatically increases the available selection of UV absorbers for resin formulation compared to 3D printers with 405 nm ...


Voices: Conference On Teaching Stem With Music, September 27-28, 2017, Gregory J. Crowther 2017 University of Washington Bothell

Voices: Conference On Teaching Stem With Music, September 27-28, 2017, Gregory J. Crowther

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This first-of-its-kind, online-only conference will explore the use of music to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at the college level (including AP courses). Presentations will be live-streamed from the conference website, https://www.causeweb.org/voices. Online registrations (for only $10 apiece!) will be accepted at the conference website until the conclusion of the conference on September 28, 2017.


Us Patent 9,702,573: Nested Heat Transfer System, Sanza Kazadi 2017 Selected Works

Us Patent 9,702,573: Nested Heat Transfer System, Sanza Kazadi

Sanza Kazadi

A novel nested heat transfer system comprises a plurality of chained enhanced entrochemical cells with nested structures. Each enhanced entrochemical cell includes a first chamber containing desiccant, or a higher concentration solution, and a second chamber containing refrigerant,   or   a   lower   concentration   solution.   Preferably,   the   first   chamber   and   the   second   chamber   are   connected   by   a   conduit.  Furthermore,   a   smaller   chamber   in   an   enhanced   entrochemical   cell   is   encapsulated   by   a   larger   chamber   in   an   adjacent   enhanced entrochemical cell, thus forming a nested structure between the two enhanced entrochemical cells. A chain of enhanced entrochemical cells with a plurality of such nested ...


Us Patent 9,702,633: Entrochemical Energy Transfer System And A Process For Obtaining Work From Environmental Thermal Energy, Sanza Kazadi 2017 Selected Works

Us Patent 9,702,633: Entrochemical Energy Transfer System And A Process For Obtaining Work From Environmental Thermal Energy, Sanza Kazadi

Sanza Kazadi

An entrochemical energy transfer system and a related process for obtaining work from environmental thermal energy are disclosed. In one   example,   a   plurality   of   linked   entrochemical   cells   with   nested   chambers   provides   an   aggregate   thermal   gradient   of   each entrochemical   cell   by   transferring   environmental   thermal   energy   in   and/or   out   of   the   plurality   of   linked   entrochemical   cells.   The aggregate thermal gradient generated from the plurality of linked entrochemical cells can be utilized as an environmentally­ friendly energy source for human needs. The entrochemical energy transfer system and the related process for obtaining work from environmental thermal energy utilize a set of entropy ...


Design And Experimental Investigation Of 500kv Current Transformer Seismic Retrofit Utilizing Structure Rocking And Supplemental Damping With Self-Centering, Ilya S. Palnikov 2017 Portland State University

Design And Experimental Investigation Of 500kv Current Transformer Seismic Retrofit Utilizing Structure Rocking And Supplemental Damping With Self-Centering, Ilya S. Palnikov

Dissertations and Theses

Electrical substations perform a key role in electrical transmission and distribution; the ability for a substation to remain functional during and after a seismic event contributes significantly to the resilience of the clients supplied. Many legacy components currently installed in the main grid substations were designed with minimal consideration of lateral loads and are not qualified per IEEE693. One of the more critical high-voltage substation components that are vulnerable to earthquake damage is the 500kV freestanding current transformer (CT). The CT is particularly vulnerable due to the slenderness and mass distribution of the component. Current transformers are typically constructed from ...


Spatial Assessment Of Construction Waste Generated By Residential Buildings In Rural Areas, Florin C. MIHAI, Adrian GROZAVU 2017 "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

Spatial Assessment Of Construction Waste Generated By Residential Buildings In Rural Areas, Florin C. Mihai, Adrian Grozavu

Florin C MIHAI

The management of construction waste it is at an early stage in urban areas and lacking in rural areas where this fraction is frequently uncontrolled disposed on public lands. Despite the fact some items of construction waste are considered inert for the environment (soil, concrete) it also contains hazardous items (paint additives, cans, and
containers) or recyclables (plastics, metals, wood). Potential recovery of this waste stream is high if it is properly managed. The paper estimates the potential amounts of waste resulted from residential constructions across rural municipalities of Neamț County between 2002 and 2010. These statistical values are calculated ...


Application Of Ahp Method For Mapping Slope Geomorphic Phenomena, Adrian GROZAVU, Cristian V. PATRICHE, Florin C. MIHAI 2017 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Application Of Ahp Method For Mapping Slope Geomorphic Phenomena, Adrian Grozavu, Cristian V. Patriche, Florin C. Mihai

Florin C MIHAI

Landslides are common and frequent geomorphic phenomena for the plateau regions in Romania having important consequences, especially economic ones, that needs designing scientific and technical plans for landslide risk mitigation. For this, an important preliminary step is assessing and mapping the landslide susceptibility. This paper examines a plateau zone in eastern Romania providing such a map, based on the
landslides inventory, the digital elevation model (DEM) and the thematic layers of several factors thought to be potential predictors of landslides occurrence: topographic features, land use, and lithology. The methodological framework is based on the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) principles and ...


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