Sample records for air force systems

  1. Assignment Procedures in the Air Force Procurement Management Information System. (United States)

    Ward, Joe H., Jr.; And Others

    An overview is presented of the procedure for offering jobs in the Air Force Procurement Management Information System (PROMIS), an assignment system which makes possible the use of human resources research findings to improve individual personnel assignments. A general framework for viewing personnel assignment systems is presented; then job…

  2. Designing Forced-Air HVAC Systems

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    This guide explains proper calculation of heating and cooling design loads for homes.used to calculated for the home using the protocols set forth in the latest edition of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Manual J (currently the 8th edition), ASHRAE 2009 Handbook of Fundamentals, or an equivalent computation procedure.

  3. A Comparison of Air Force Data Systems (United States)


    Reports. IDA Papers are reviewed to ensure that they meet the high standards expected of refereed papers in professional journals or formal Agency...Research Corporation ( DRC ). It incorporates a central data base architecture. TICARRS operates from two Bull DPS90 processors. Communications...has no plans to enhance TICARRS in any way, having chosen 3 CAMS/REMIS as its standard system. DRC , however, has analyzed the work that would be

  4. Tactical Automated Security System Air Force expeditionary security (United States)

    Butler, Ken


    The US Air Force's TASS (Tactical Automated Security System) program has been in existence since 1996. The TASS program meets the growing need to supplement security personnel with modern technology, when these forces are deployed around the world. TASS combines five equipment elements into an integrated security solution, providing both a detection and an assessment capability. TASS does this in a way which maximizes the mobility and user friendliness objectives of the system. In this paper, we will take a closer look at TASS. We will examine the concepts that drive the TASS development process. We will provide an overview of the TASS technical elements, and provide a roadmap for further development of those elements. Finally, we will provide recommendations to security providers who aim to have their products included in the TASS baseline of equipment.

  5. Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems: A Cold Climate Field Assessment

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    Schoenbauer, Ben [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); Bohac, Dave [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); McAlpine, Jack [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); Hewett, Martha [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States)


    This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating. Called "combi" systems, they provided similar space and water heating performance less expensively than installing two condensing appliances. The system's installed costs were cheaper than installing a condensing furnace and either a condensing tankless or condensing storage water heater. However, combi costs must mature and be reduced before they are competitive with a condensing furnace and power vented water heater (energy factor of 0.60). Better insulation and tighter envelopes are reducing space heating loads for new and existing homes. For many homes, decreased space heating loads make it possible for both space and domestic water heating loads to be provided with a single heating plant. These systems can also eliminate safety issues associated with natural draft appliances through the use of one common sealed combustion vent. The combined space and water heating approach was not a new idea. Past systems have used non-condensing heating plants, which limited their usefulness in climates with high heating loads. Previous laboratory work (Schoenbauer et al. 2012a) showed that proper installation was necessary to achieve condensing with high efficiency appliances. Careful consideration was paid to proper system sizing and minimizing the water temperature returning from the air handling unit to facilitate condensing operation.

  6. Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems: A Cold Climate Field Assessment

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    Schoenbauer, Ben [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; Bohac, Dave [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; McAlpine, Jake [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; Hewett, Martha [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership


    This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating. Called 'combi' systems, they provided similar space and water heating performance less expensively than installing two condensing appliances. The system's installed costs were cheaper than installing a condensing furnace and either a condensing tankless or condensing storage water heater. However, combi costs must mature and be reduced before they are competitive with a condensing furnace and power vented water heater (energy factor of 0.60). Better insulation and tighter envelopes are reducing space heating loads for new and existing homes. For many homes, decreased space heating loads make it possible for both space and domestic water heating loads to be provided with a single heating plant. These systems can also eliminate safety issues associated with natural draft appliances through the use of one common sealed combustion vent. The combined space and water heating approach was not a new idea. Past systems have used non-condensing heating plants, which limited their usefulness in climates with high heating loads. Previous laboratory work (Schoenbauer et al. 2012a) showed that proper installation was necessary to achieve condensing with high efficiency appliances. Careful consideration was paid to proper system sizing and minimizing the water temperature returning from the air handling unit to facilitate condensing operation.

  7. Operations Research in a New Spanish Air Force Planning System (United States)


    8. Gomez-Coll, Gen. Carlos. " Politica Area a corto y medio plazo," Revista de Aeronautica y Astronautica 569, pages 553-558 (May 1988). 9. Howard...Department of the Air Force. Basic Aerospace Doctrine of the United States Air Force. AFM 1-1. Washington: HQ USAF, March 1984. 5. Editorial. " Politica de...Defensa y Planeamiento Militar," Revista de Aeronautica y Astronautica 565 (January 1988). 6. Ferguson, Lt. Gen. Thomas R. "Requirements Planning

  8. Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance

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    Walker, Iain S.; Dickerhoff, Darryl J.; Delp, William W.


    This project evaluated the air leakage and electric power consumption of Residential HVAC components, with a particular focus on air leakage of furnace cabinets. Laboratory testing of HVAC components indicated that air leakage can be significant and highly variable from unit to unit ? indicating the need for a standard test method and specifying maximum allowable air leakage in California State energy codes. To further this effort, this project provided technical assistance for the development of a national standard for Residential HVAC equipment air leakage. This standard is being developed by ASHRAE and is called"ASHRAE Standard 193P - Method of test for Determining the Air Leakage Rate of HVAC Equipment". The final part of this project evaluated techniques for measurement of furnace blower power consumption. A draft test procedure for power consumption was developed in collaboration with the Canadian General Standards Board: CSA 823"Performance Standard for air handlers in residential space conditioning systems".

  9. Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force (United States)


    Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force The satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) provides positioning, navigation...infrastructure, and transportation safety. The Department of Defense (DOD)—specifically, the Air Force—develops and operates the GPS system, which...National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 contained a provision that the Air Force provide quarterly reports to GAO on the next

  10. Stochastic Hybrid Systems Modeling and Middleware-enabled DDDAS for Next-generation US Air Force Systems (United States)


    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2017-0075 Stochastic Hybrid Systems Modeling and Middleware-enabled DDDAS for Next-generation US Air Force Systems Aniruddha...release. Air Force Research Laboratory AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/RTA2 4/6/2017 a...Sep 2013 to 31 Dec 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Stochastic Hybrid Systems Modeling and Middleware-enabled DDDAS for Next- generation US Air Force

  11. Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force and Army Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces (United States)


    UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS Air Force and Army Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces...Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces What GAO Found The Air Force and the Army have not fully applied four of the five...key principles for effective strategic human capital planning for managing pilots of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are important for resolving

  12. Air Force Power Requirements (United States)


    2 Outline • Our Recent Heritage – MEA • Our Plan – HiPAC • HiPAC Technologies • Summary Powering the United States Air Force NASA AI R FO RC E NA VY...Aircraft i l i Munitions / UAV i i / Micro-Mini Platforms i i i l HiPAC Technical Program Areas • High Temperature Power System Components • High

  13. The Imperative to Integrate Air Force Command and Control Systems into Maritime Plans (United States)


    accurate surface picture and an institutionally joint culture , the E-8C is ideally suited and al- ready vetted to complement the sea services’ own... ZULU .” July–August 2014 Air & Space Power Journal | 116 Dalman, Kopp, & Redman Air Force Command and Control Systems in Maritime Plans Feature 18

  14. Impact of blower performance on residential forced-air heating system performance

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    Phillips, B.G. [UNIES Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)


    A Canadian association of electric utilities commissioned a study on Blower Efficiency in Domestic Heating Systems because furnace blowers have undesirable load characteristics for electrical utilities; their loads often peak coincident with utility system winter (heating) and summer (air-conditioning) peaks. The study examined air-handling technologies used in domestic furnaces, surveyed residential heating and cooling system installer practices, and measured air-handling performance of 71 existing forced-air heating systems installed between 1960 and 1994. This paper summarizes study findings, including changes in furnace airflows, static pressures, air-handling efficiencies, power requirements, and noise levels. It relates air-handling power requirements and airflows of new furnaces to furnace thermal efficiency.

  15. Computerized Integrated Inventory Control for an Air Force Base-Level Supply System. (United States)


    Monterey, California 93940 5. Major Angelo C. Molato 1 Philippine Air Force (Student) No. 62 Medicion I Imus, Cavite Philippines 6. Air Force Computer Center 1 HPAF, Nichols Air Base Pasay City Philippines 136

  16. The Air Force Air Program and Information Management System (APIMS): A flexible tool for managing your Title V Operating Permits

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    Weston, A.A.; Gordon, S.R.


    The Air Force Command Core System (CCS) is an integrated, activity-based risk management system designed to support the information needs of Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) professionals. These professionals are responsible for managing a complex and often dynamic set of requirements, and therefore, have a need for an information system that can readily be customized to meet their specific needs. This dynamic environment also drives the need for flexibility in the system. The Air Program Information Management System (APIMS) is a module within CCS designed to not only manage permit compliance and emission inventories, but also support the monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements related to air quality issues. This paper will describe the underlying foundation of CCS, the information linkages within the database, and then summarize the functionality available within the APIMS module to support the Air Quality Managers' information needs, placing emphasis on the flexibility the system provides to manage Title V Operating Permits.

  17. Validation of the Air Force Weather Agency Ensemble Prediction Systems (United States)


    to deterministic models. Results from ensemble weather input into operational risk management ( ORM ) destruction of enemy air defense simulations...growth during the analysis period (Toth and Kalnay, 1993; Toth and Kalnay, 1997). From this framework the ensemble transform bred vector, ensemble...features. Each of its 10 members is run independently using different configurations in the framework of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF

  18. Control System Functional Criteria for Modernized Forced Air Dry Facility (United States)


    SOLUTION SUPPLY is to provide caustic water of fixed composition and volume to CAUSTIC REACTION. The technology used is to mix caustic soda and water in a... TK-7: provides holdup for batch preparation. AG-1: provides for the mixing of caustic soda and water. P-11: provides...air stream in the caustic scrubber. A con- trolled environment for prototype plant studies must be established since not enough is known about this

  19. Facilities and the Air Force Systems Acquisition Process. (United States)


    to provide es- senti-l fLcilitio-s by, system Initial Cperatlcnal Capability (’-0C) . And secondly, vince the systems ;acjui. tior proceso is event...funds exclusively for systems acquisition. This change will remove the current military construction calendar constraint and allow facilities to be

  20. Ensuring Successful Implementation of Commercial Items in Air Force Systems (United States)


    Code Telephone Number 703692-5097 DSN 222-5097 Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39.18 This report is a product of the United...system (AMPS) still dominates the installed base. There is a wide range of new digital standards competing to displace the analog system. TDMA, CDMA

  1. Hanscom Air Force Base (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — MIT Lincoln Laboratory occupies 75 acres (20 acres of which are MIT property) on the eastern perimeter of Hanscom Air Force Base, which is at the nexus of Lexington,...

  2. Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System (AFIPPS) (United States)


    3 Program Information 4 Responsible Office 4 References 4 Program Description 5 Business Case 5 Program Status 6 Schedule...service system. The system represents the AF commitment to modernize business practices and provide enhanced support for today’s service members and...their families . AFIPPS will align with DoD data standards for personnel, pay, and accounting, including the Common Human Resource Information

  3. Consumer Evaluation of Cash Food Systems: Shaw Air Force Base (United States)


    X Clean/Dirty Silverware • X Clean/Dirty Trays » • Clean/Dirty Dishes and Glasses # * X Clean/Dirty Floors • » X Clean/Dirty Tables and Chairs...Dirty dishes and glasses i. Dirty floors a CD CD CD CD Clean floors 1- Dirty tables and chairs CD CD CD CD a Clean tables and chairs k. have an IN EXPENSIVE NOON or EVENING MEAL. Would you prefer a cafeteria, selfservice system or a waitress -service system? > > > li > 1i :i5 iV 15

  4. An Air Force Guide to the System Specification. (United States)


    technical process, and because it also :Dermits meeting the requirements of many established standards which aplv during conceptual and validation...functional analysis/design approach continue to aplv at each successively-lower level of design as it occurs during a system pro uram. Although labeled

  5. How Can Air Force Civil Engineers Use Expert Systems? (United States)


    knowledge base is a database or static data plus relational information. The inference engine actually manipulates the knowledge base using analyses...soil permeability, soil stratification, groundwater flow, and gradient. The system produces a HRS score for site permeability and groundwater tedded befor? bein lot __ _ _ _ AND) __ __ OR ) _ __ __ AND] 2. Isthetaskina 5. Istoexperise [9. Are xperts better volatile knowledge

  6. Charting the Course for a New Air Force Inspection System (United States)


    Assessment Program LOSA Line-Oriented Safety Auditing M-ASAP Military Aviation Safety Action Program M-FOQA Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance...implement voluntary programs as part of their own internal evaluation systems. The Line-Oriented Safety Auditing ( LOSA ) program is an example of...such a program. Under LOSA , an airline hires a third-party observer to monitor various aspects of its operations. For example, the third party might

  7. Use of the Award Fee in Air Force System and Subsystem Acquisition (United States)


    as and 19Contrary to the " mythology ," Sapolsky (1972) has shown in the Polaris development case how little formal management systems (PERT. etc...Whereas higher Air Force levels stress the general utility of award ffee as a management tool, at lower levels it is more often vi.ý, wed simply as a

  8. Air Force Integrated Readiness Measurement System (AFIRMS). Wing Database Specification. (United States)


    Description, Contract No. F33700-83-G-002005701, 8 April 1983. (Unclassified) z . AFR 700-3, Information Systems Requirements Processing, 30 November 1984. W...STATUS 3 4 72 1i1N AIRCRAFT PRESELECT INDICATOR 4 80 1920 11iN AIRCRAFT GEERATION FACTOR 4 80 1920 lip AIRCRAFT TAIL NMBER 5 80 2400 a󈧐 AIRMAN LAST NA...ACRFT + I ACRW + 34 RESOURCE) 20 38 4560 71E RESOURCE QUANTITY REQUIRED POR TOTAL ORDER 4 2280 54720 71F SORTIE AIRCRAFT RATE (60 DAY z 3 MW3) 4 180

  9. Royal Danish Air Force. Air Operations Doctrine

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    Nørby, Søren

    This brief examines the development of the first Danish Air Force Air Operations Doctrine, which was officially commissioned in October 1997 and remained in effect until 2010. The development of a Danish air power doctrine was heavily influenced by the work of Colonel John Warden (USAF), both...... through his book ”The Air Campaign” and his subsequent planning of the air campaign against Iraq in 1990-1991. Warden’s ideas came to Denmark and the Danish Air Force by way of Danish Air Force students attending the United States Air Force Air University in Alabama, USA. Back in Denmark, graduates from...... the Air University inspired a small number of passionate airmen, who then wrote the Danish Air Operations Doctrine. The process was supported by the Air Force Tactical Command, which found that the work dovetailed perfectly with the transformation process that the Danish Air Force was in the midst...

  10. Air microjet system for non-contact force application and the actuation of micro-structures (United States)

    Khare, S. M.; Venkataraman, V.


    We demonstrate a non-contact technique to apply calibrated and localized forces in the micro-Newton to milli-Newton range using an air microjet. An electromagnetically actuated diaphragm controlled by a signal generator is used to generate the air microjet. With a nozzle diameter of 150 μm, the microjet diameter was maintained to a maximum of 1 mm at a distance of 5 mm from the nozzle. The force generated by the microjet was measured using a commercial force sensor to determine the velocity profile of the jet. Axial flow velocities of up to 25 m s-1 were obtained at distances as long as 6 mm. The microjet exerted a force up to 1 μN on a poly dimethyl siloxane (PDMS) micropillar (50 μm in diameter, 157 μm in height) and 415 μN on a PDMS membrane (3 mm in diameter, 28 μm thick). We also demonstrate that from a distance of 6 mm our microjet can exert a peak pressure of 187 Pa with a total force of about 84 μN on a flat surface with 8 V operating voltage. Out of the cleanroom fabrication and robust design make this system cost effective and durable.

  11. Field measurements of efficiency and duct retrofit effectiveness in residential forced air distributions systems

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    Jump, D.A.; Walker, I.S.; Modera, M.P.


    Forced air distribution systems can have a significant impact on the energy consumed in residences. It is common practice in U.S. residential buildings to place such duct systems outside the conditioned space. This results in the loss of energy by leakage and conduction to the surroundings. In order to estimate the magnitudes of these losses, 24 houses in the Sacramento, California, area were tested before and after duct retrofitting. The systems in these houses included conventional air conditioning, gas furnaces, electric furnaces and heat pumps. The retrofits consisted of sealing and insulating the duct systems. The field testing consisted of the following measurements: leakage of the house envelopes and their ductwork, flow through individual registers, duct air temperatures, ambient temperatures, surface areas of ducts, and HVAC equipment energy consumption. These data were used to calculate distribution system delivery efficiency as well as the overall efficiency of the distribution system including all interactions with building load and HVAC equipment. Analysis of the test results indicate an average increase in delivery efficiency from 64% to 76% and a corresponding average decrease in HVAC energy use of 18%. This paper summarizes the pre- and post-retrofit efficiency measurements to evaluate the retrofit effectiveness, and includes cost estimates for the duct retrofits. The impacts of leak sealing and insulating will be examined separately. 8 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  12. Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station NPDES Permit (United States)

    Under NPDES permit CO-0034762, the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is authorized to discharge from the interior storm drainage system and air exhaust stacks at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, in El Paso County, Colorado, to tributaries Fountain Creek.

  13. Curtailment of soil vapor extraction systems at McClellan Air Force Base

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    Chapman, T.E. [BDM Federal, McClellan AFB, CA (United States); Mook, P.H. Jr.; Wong, K.B. [SM-ALC/EMR, McClellan AFB, CA (United States)


    McClellan Air Force Base (AFB), located near Sacramento, California, is one of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s National Environmental Technology Test Sites. McClellan AFB has implemented soil vapor extraction (SVE) as an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) non-time-critical remedial action for volatile organic compounds in soil. Operation and maintenance costs for SVE systems are increasingly becoming a major component of the environmental clean-up budget. In an effort to reduce costs, while assuring the protection of public health and the environment, a risk-based strategy has been developed for the curtailment and eventual shut-down of SVE systems at McClellan AFB. This paper presents an overview of the SVE EE/CA process and a detailed description of the development and implementation of the curtailment strategy. Included in the discussion are details of the public and regulatory involvement in the process.

  14. Sensitivity of forced air distribution system efficiency to climate, duct location, air leakage and insulation

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    Walker, Iain


    This study was performed in order to find suitable efficiency and leakage specifications for Energy Star duct systems and provide recommendations on duct insulation specifications. This analysis looks at a typical house, with a selection of duct locations, climates, duct insulation (R-value), and duct leakage. A set of calculations were performed with reduced capacity and airflow to look at the effect of variable capacity systems. This was done to address concerns regarding the increased efficiency of multi-capacity equipment due to good part load performance and how these efficiency gains may be offset by increased duct losses. The duct system efficiencies were calculated using the procedures in proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P ''Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems'' (ASHRAE 1999). This proposed ASHRAE Standard can be used to calculate duct efficiency for both design and seasonal weather conditions. In this report, the seasonal efficiencies are used for most of the analysis because they are the most appropriate for estimating energy consumption in buildings. The effects at peak conditions are examined for changing duct insulation in order to provide preliminary estimates of the potential responses to time of use pricing. The study was performed in two parts. The first part focused on duct leakage and the second part on duct insulation. The HVAC systems in the two parts share many attributes, however, they differ in detail and so are treated separately here. All the calculation results are summarized in tables in the Appendix, and specific results are given in the text.

  15. Modernizing the Mobility Air Force for Tomorrow’s Air Traffic Management System (United States)


    Global Navigation Satellite System Panel meeting, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, October 22–November 1, 2001. As of March 29, 2012: Methodology for Cost-effectiveness Analysis 17 Strategic airlifters deploy personnel, supplies , and equipment from an aerial port of...area of operation, fighter aircraft and tankers could rendezvous over coastal waters , eliminating or minimiz- ing the amount of time spent in airspace

  16. Air Force Electronic Systems Center: Reorganization Resulted in Workforce Reassignments at Hanscom Air Force Base, but Other Possible Effects Are Not Yet Known (United States)


    Officer VERA/VSIP Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments This is a work of the U.S. government and is not...force, Hanscom Air Force Base officials used three rounds of the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments ( early retirement , voluntary retirement, or resignation. The Homeland Security Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-296, §1313(b), authorized these

  17. From Wardens Air Force to Boyds Air Force (United States)


    a twentieth century bureaucracy that celebrates centralized control and it can continue to propagate a manner of thinking that wishes away...command and control paradigm and restructure Air Force intelligence squadrons into multi-intelligence discipline (multi-INT) organizations. 4...To truly be prepared for the uncertainty of future battlefields the Air Force must embrace a new model of ISR command & control and the

  18. Air Force Studies Board Block 00 Studies (United States)


    maintenance UESC Utility Energy Service Contract USAF U.S. Air Force WAGES water, air, gas, electricity, steam DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for...dashboard display system for tracking water, air, gas, electricity, and steam ( WAGES ) consumption on a monthly basis and comparing it to budget targets...Install Hanging Door Seals in High Traffic Areas Use Ceiling Fans to Eliminate Stratification of Air in High Ceiling Areas Install Adequate Building

  19. Air Force Academy MS4 NPDES Permit (United States)

    Under NPDES permit CO-R042007, the U.S. Air Force Academy is authorized to discharge from all municipal separate storm sewer system outfalls to the receiving waters specified in the permit in El Paso County, Colorado.

  20. Cognitive Task Analysis and Intelligent Computer-Based Training Systems: Lessons Learned from Coached Practice Environments in Air Force Avionics. (United States)

    Katz, Sandra N.; Hall, Ellen; Lesgold, Alan

    This paper describes some results of a collaborative effort between the University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force to develop advanced troubleshooting training for F-15 maintenance technicians. The focus is on the cognitive task methodology used in the development of three intelligent tutoring systems to inform their instructional content and…

  1. US Air Force Balloon Observations (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Worksheets containing pilot balloon data computed from releases at Air Force stations in the western United States. Elevation and azimuth angles are used to compute...

  2. US Air Force Base Observations (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hourly observations taken by U.S. Air Force personnel at bases in the United States and around the world. Foreign observations concentrated in the Middle East and...

  3. A Systems Engineering Approach in Providing Air Defense Support to Ground Combat Vehicle Maneuver Forces (United States)

    2015-03-01 articles /SLAMRAAM-Dies-From-Loneliness-2- 5-2011.asp. Federation of American Scientists . 2000. “M6 Bradley Linebacker...MANPADS-under-armor (MUA) concept was adopted to provide mobile air defense to maneuver forces (Federation of American Scientists 2000). This involved... swim in water. The functional hierarchy for the Move function is shown in Figure 17. 39 Figure 17. Functional Hierarchy for F.3 Move d

  4. Evaluation of Technical and Utility Programmatic Challenges With Residential Forced-Air Integrated Space/Water Heat Systems

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    Kingston, Tim [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Vadnal, Hillary [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Scott, Shawn [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Kalensky, Dave [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States)


    This multi-unit field demonstration of combined space and water heating (combi) systems was conducted to help document combi system installation and performance issues that needed to be addressed through research. The objective of the project was to put commercialized forced-air tankless combi units into the field through local contractors that were trained by manufacturers and GTI staff under the auspices of utility-implemented ETPs.

  5. Evaluating and managing Cold War era historic properties : the cultural significance of U.S. Air Force defensive radar systems.

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    Whorton, M.


    Aircraft and later missile radar early warning stations played an important role in the Cold War. They are associated with important technological, social, political, and military themes of the Cold War and are worthy of preservation. The scope and scale of these systems make physical preservation impractical, but the U.S. Air Force program of historical evaluation and documentation of these systems will provide valuable information to future generations studying this historic period.

  6. Evaluation of Technical and Utility Programmatic Challenges With Residential Forced-Air Integrated Space/Water Heat Systems

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    Kingston, Tim [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Vadnal, Hillary [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Scott, Shawn [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States); Kalensky, Dave [Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, IL (United States)


    This multi-unit field demonstration of combined space and water heating (combi) systems was conducted to help document combi system installation and performance issues that needed to be addressed through research. The objective of the project was to put commercialized forced-air tankless combi units into the field through local contractors that were trained by manufacturers and GTI staff under the auspices of utility-implemented ETPs.

  7. Air Force Research Laboratory Test and Evaluation, Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems Challenge Exploration (United States)


    A. "Technology Horizons a Vision for Air Force Science & Technology During 2010- 2030 ." USAF HQ (2010). 4 Fisher, Michael, Louise Dennis, and Matt...RQQA, 2210 8th Street , Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 Workshop Agenda 1. DAY 1 ‐ PROBLEM SPACE EXPLORATION 1.1. ALIGN – Introductions and...4063 Other requests shall be referred to AFRL/RQQA, 2210 8th Street , Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 Workshop Agenda 3. DAY 1 ‐ PROBLEM SPACE

  8. The Air Force Needs to Improve Cost-Effectiveness and Availability of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Redacted) (United States)


    Introduction Objective We determined whether the Air Force made cost-effective purchases on the performance-based logistics ( PBL ) contract to support...logistics ( PBL ) contract to support JSTARS. Specifically, the JSTARS contracting officer did not establish adequate oversight procedures to validate the...must develop and implement PBL strategies that improve total system availability while minimizing cost and the size of spare parts inventory

  9. Force Structure: Preliminary Observations on Air Force A-10 Divestment (United States)


    disclosure . Therefore, this report omits certain information about military plans or operations, vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems or...Special Operations Command; Headquarters Air Force (A3, A5, A8, A9, and Financial Management); Air Combat Command (A3, A4, A5, and A8); Army (G-3/5/7 and...copyrighted images or other material , permission from the copyright holder may be necessary if you wish to reproduce this material separately. Page 9

  10. Systems Management of Air Force Standard Communications-Computer systems: There is a Better Way (United States)


    Statements of Operational Needs (SON), Justification for Major New Start (JMSNS), and Joint Service Operational Requirements ( JSOR ). systems requirements which must be processed using a SON, JMSNS, and JSOR are processed in accordance with AFR 57-1, Operational Needs, and

  11. Comparison of forced-air warming systems with upper body blankets using a copper manikin of the human body. (United States)

    Bräuer, A; English, M J M; Steinmetz, N; Lorenz, N; Perl, T; Braun, U; Weyland, W


    Forced-air warming with upper body blankets has gained high acceptance as a measure for the prevention of intraoperative hypothermia. However, data on heat transfer with upper body blankets are not yet available. This study was conducted to determine the heat transfer efficacy of eight complete upper body warming systems and to gain more insight into the principles of forced-air warming. Heat transfer of forced-air warmers can be described as follows: Qdot;=h. DeltaT. A, where Qdot;= heat flux [W], h=heat exchange coefficient [W m-2 degrees C-1], DeltaT=temperature gradient between the blanket and surface [ degrees C], and A=covered area [m2]. We tested eight different forced-air warming systems: (1) Bair Hugger and upper body blanket (Augustine Medical Inc. Eden Prairie, MN); (2) Thermacare and upper body blanket (Gaymar Industries, Orchard Park, NY); (3) Thermacare (Gaymar Industries) with reusable Optisan upper body blanket (Willy Rüsch AG, Kernen, Germany); (4) WarmAir and upper body blanket (Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Cincinnati, OH); (5) Warm-Gard and single use upper body blanket (Luis Gibeck AB, Upplands Väsby, Sweden); (6) Warm-Gard and reusable upper body blanket (Luis Gibeck AB); (7) WarmTouch and CareDrape upper body blanket (Mallinckrodt Medical Inc., St. Luis, MO); and (8) WarmTouch and reusable MultiCover trade mark upper body blanket (Mallinckrodt Medical Inc.) on a previously validated copper manikin of the human body. Heat flux and surface temperature were measured with 11 calibrated heat flux transducers. Blanket temperature was measured using 11 thermocouples. The temperature gradient between the blanket and surface (DeltaT) was varied between -8 and +8 degrees C, and h was determined by linear regression analysis as the slope of DeltaT vs. heat flux. Mean DeltaT was determined for surface temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees C, as similar mean skin surface temperatures have been found in volunteers. The covered area was estimated to be 0

  12. Performance of in-situ soil and groundwater treatment systems at McClellan Air Force Base

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    Chapman, T.E. [BDM Federal, McClellan AFB, CA (United States); Mook, P.H. Jr.; Wong, K.B. [Sm-ALC/EMR, McClellan AFB, CA (United States)


    McClellan Air Force Base (AFB), located near Sacramento, California, is one of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s National Environmental Technology Test Sites. The US Air Force has evaluated, as part of the on-going environmental clean-up of McClellan AFB, several innovative and conventional in situ soil and groundwater technologies for the treatment of volatile organic compounds. This paper presents an overview and comparison of the performance and cost of three innovative technologies tested at McClellan AFB. Conventional groundwater extraction systems are effective but costly. Operation and maintenance (O and M) costs for treatment systems are increasingly becoming a major component of the environmental clean-up budget. The performance, limitations, costs, and lessons learned from the implementation of conventional soil vapor and groundwater extraction systems are compared with those of two innovative dual phase extraction systems. Both the Xerox 2-Phase{trademark} Extraction system and a standard dual phase extraction system are more effective than their conventional counterparts, but only over a discrete range of soil permeabilities. Discussions on McClellan AFB`s experiences with cometabolic bioremediation of groundwater and thermally enhanced soil vapor extraction systems are also included.

  13. Comparison of forced-air warming systems with lower body blankets using a copper manikin of the human body. (United States)

    Bräuer, A; English, M J M; Lorenz, N; Steinmetz, N; Perl, T; Braun, U; Weyland, W


    Forced-air warming has gained high acceptance as a measure for the prevention of intraoperative hypothermia. However, data on heat transfer with lower body blankets are not yet available. This study was conducted to determine the heat transfer efficacy of six complete lower body warming systems. Heat transfer of forced-air warmers can be described as follows:[1]Qdot;=h.DeltaT.A where Qdot; = heat transfer [W], h = heat exchange coefficient [W m-2 degrees C-1], DeltaT = temperature gradient between blanket and surface [ degrees C], A = covered area [m2]. We tested the following forced-air warmers in a previously validated copper manikin of the human body: (1) Bair Hugger and lower body blanket (Augustine Medical Inc., Eden Prairie, MN); (2) Thermacare and lower body blanket (Gaymar Industries, Orchard Park, NY); (3) WarmAir and lower body blanket (Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Cincinnati, OH); (4) Warm-Gard(R) and lower body blanket (Luis Gibeck AB, Upplands Väsby, Sweden); (5) Warm-Gard and reusable lower body blanket (Luis Gibeck AB); and (6) WarmTouch and lower body blanket (Mallinckrodt Medical Inc., St. Luis, MO). Heat flux and surface temperature were measured with 16 calibrated heat flux transducers. Blanket temperature was measured using 16 thermocouples. DeltaT was varied between -10 and +10 degrees C and h was determined by a linear regression analysis as the slope of DeltaT vs. heat flux. Mean DeltaT was determined for surface temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees C, because similar mean skin temperatures have been found in volunteers. The area covered by the blankets was estimated to be 0.54 m2. Heat transfer from the blanket to the manikin was different for surface temperatures between 36 degrees C and 38 degrees C. At a surface temperature of 36 degrees C the heat transfer was higher (between 13.4 W to 18.3 W) than at surface temperatures of 38 degrees C (8-11.5 W). The highest heat transfer was delivered by the Thermacare system (8.3-18.3 W), the

  14. The Evolution of Air Force Targeting (United States)


    the idea of the “strategic” application of air power. German Zeppelin raids on London in 1917 are probably the first known uses of air forces beyond...bombardment led to an increasing emphasis on targeting. Then- Maj Donald Wilson, an instructor at the ACTS, believed that attack- ing a few critical targets...the organic industrial, economic, and civic systems that maintained the life of the enemy nation itself.13 This doctrine led to an even greater

  15. Selected Problems Of Incorporating A Quality Management System In The Air Force

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    Barszcz Piotr


    Full Text Available The proper management of an organisational unit and communication of reliable information about its functioning are important factors, which affect the safety of the executed aerial operations. According to decision no. 400/MON of the Minister of National Defence, the incorporation of the “Quality Assurance System in the Air Force” [1] commenced on 1 January 2013. The ISO 9000 series standards enforce a change in the approach to the problem of management of the organisational unit. The analysis of the important parameters takes place at the start, not only at the end, and uses simultaneously preventive actions and the monitoring of processes during their execution.

  16. Evaluation of bacterial contamination on surgical drapes following use of the Bair Hugger(®) forced air warming system. (United States)

    Occhipinti, Lindsay L; Hauptman, Joe G; Greco, Justin J; Mehler, Stephen J


    This pilot study determined the rate of bacterial contamination on surgical drapes of small animal patients warmed intra-operatively with the Bair Hugger(®) forced air warming system compared to a control method. Surgical drapes of 100 patients undergoing clean surgical procedures were swabbed with aerobic culturettes at the beginning and end of surgery. Samples were cultured on Trypticase soy agar. Contamination of the surgical drapes was identified in 6/98 cases (6.1%). There was no significant difference in the number of contaminated surgical drapes between the Bair Hugger(®) and control groups (P = 0.47).

  17. 78 FR 49484 - Exchange of Air Force Real Property for Non-Air Force Real Property (United States)


    ... Department of Air Force Exchange of Air Force Real Property for Non-Air Force Real Property SUMMARY: Notice identifies excess Federal real property under administrative jurisdiction of the United States Air Force it intends to exchange for real property not currently owned by the Federal government that will be...

  18. Air Force Issues Book 1992 (United States)


    woft te TraWNWg prgram 1outlind In the 1M9 Training Aircraft Mastpla? While we have continued to make adjustments to the Masterplan to reflect force...the Bomber-Fighter Training System. This is potentially the most expensive proposition in the Masterplan , and we are seeking ways to minimize the

  19. Consolidating Air Force Maintenance Occupational Specialties (United States)


    Level Current Assigned Level (91% of Authorized Level) 11% -17% 16% -11% 23 4. Long-Run Cost and Readiness Implications of Air Force...Requirements and Readiness .............. 19 4. Long-Run Cost and Readiness Implications of Air Force Specialty Consolidation ................. 23 Cost ...Force Specialty Constructs After Taking into Account Retention ......................................................... 16 Table 4.1. Cost Impacts of

  20. Numerical analysis of the in-well vapor-stripping system demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base

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    White, M.D.; Gilmore, T.J.


    Numerical simulations, with the Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases (STOMP) simulator, were applied to the field demonstration of an in-well vapor-stripping system at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), near Mojave, California. The demonstration field site on the Edwards AFB was previously contaminated from traversing groundwater that was contained a varied composition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which primarily includes trichloroethylene (TCE). Contaminant TCE originated from surface basin that had been used to collect runoff during the cleaning of experimental rocket powered planes in the 1960s and 1970s. This report documents those simulations and associated numerical analyses. A companion report documents the in- well vapor-stripping demonstration from a field perspective.

  1. The development of an air injection system for the forced response testing of axial compressors

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    Wegman, Erik J


    Full Text Available to generate a blade response of different nodal diameters using the exciters. The blade response was also found to vary depending on the number of rotor holes, air supply pressure and sweep rate used for the exciters. Following completion of the sub...

  2. Institutional Memory and the US Air Force (United States)


    his 2007 white paper raises questions re-garding airpower’s impact and historical record, especially in light of the two conflicts that consumed the...American military— especially the Air Force. As evidenced by its recent behavior in acquisitions, it is clear that the Air Force was heavily influenced...information and technology with US partners, the Air Force must have a well-balanced infrastructure. Many nations are involved in the F-35 project

  3. U.S. Air Force Environmental Assessment, Add To and Alter Type III Hydrant Fueling System, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma (United States)


    IRP Installation Restoration Program JP-8 Jet Propellant 8 JP-5 Jet Propellant 5 kPa kilo Pascal kW kiloWatt LBP lead-based paint LRS/LGRFO...Center during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Vietnam War, the base’s size and responsibilities for aircraft and vehicle repair were again expanded...Facility Surveyed; Not Eligible 268 1980 Air Passenger Terminal Not surveyed because of age 289 1980 Aircraft Corrosion Control Not surveyed

  4. An Investigation of the Factors which Affect the Career Selection Process of Air Force Systems Command Company Grade Officers. (United States)


    form of ego protection similar to cognitive dissonance might create a low desirability for an outcome perceived as unattainable. Such a defensive...evaluating the turnover process. The effects of cognitive dissonance proposed by Festinger (1957) were shown by Vroom and Deci (1971) to have signifi...Air Force and civilian careers (see Chapter II for a discussion of force calculations). The pro- cedure, thus far, is in consonance with Vroom (1966

  5. Improving Air Force Enterprise Resource Planning-Enabled Business Transformation (United States)


    Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Dr. Jamie M. Morin , Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. The...Resource Planning Systems,” memorandum to Principal Deputy USD (AT&L), Washington, D.C., February 23, 2011. Boudreau, Marie- Claude , and Daniel Robey

  6. Aircraft structural health monitoring system development: overview of the Air Force/Navy smart metallic structures program (United States)

    Van Way, Craig B.; Kudva, Jayanth N.; Schoess, Jeffrey N.; Zeigler, Michael L.; Alper, James M.


    Significant progress in fulfilling the current joint Air Force/Navy `Smart Metallic Structures (SMS)' program primary objective, to demonstrate a viable structural health monitoring system (SHMS) for a large structural aircraft component, is presented. Structural health monitoring and its relation to current Force Management (FM) and Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) procedures are first reviewed together with a brief status overview of the relevant sensor technologies (e.g. AE, fiber-optic, corrosion, etc.). Key features of the SHMS architecture are described for the selected F/A-18 bulkhead and T-38 wing spar structural demonstration articles, highlighting sensors, processors, data busses, hardware, and software. Results from acoustic monitoring of the program sub-element structural tests are presented in some detail along with a status review of the SHMS multiplex bus component hardware and software. Finally, structural requirements for an SHMS meeting minimum ASIP guidelines for damage detection are discussed along with foals for future testing and development of the SHMS under the SMS program.

  7. Cognitive Engineering of Advanced Information Technology for Air Force Systems Design and Deployment: Prototype for Air Defense Intelligence and Operations (United States)


    communication. One approach to evaluation is anchored in multi-attribute utility assessment ( MAUA ) methodology. As Adelman suggests (1990), MAUA is a powerful...approaches are used to measure a range of behavioral phenomena. Figure 6.1 presents a generic MAUA evaluation structure comprised of criteria for systems

  8. Air Bag Momentum Force Including Aspiration

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    Guy Nusholtz


    Full Text Available A gas-jet momentum force drives the air bag into position during a crash. The magnitude of this force can change as a result of aspiration. To determine the potential magnitude of the effect on the momentum force and mass flow rate in an aspirated system, a series of experiments and simulations of those experiments was conducted. The simulation consists of a two-dimensional unsteady isentropic CFD model with special “infinite boundaries”. One of the difficulties in simulating the gas-jet behavior is determining the mass flow rate. To improve the reliability of the mass flow rate input to the simulation, a sampling procedure involving multiple tests was used, and an average of the tests was adopted.

  9. Design of a Group Decision Support System Prioritizing Air Force Logistics Needs (United States)


    the system and can be invoked in any order. G-4 Logistics Needs Prioritizatlon System Home Screen List LNs Attributes Assign Values Proritize ...are saved. G-29 Logistics Needs PrioritIzation System Home Screen List LNs Attributes Assign Values Proritize Communlost QUIT MAIN MAPI II ELPJNOjADJ

  10. Promoting Airmen with the Potential to Lead: A Study of the Air Force Master Sergeant Promotion System (United States)


    28   Job Knowledge Tests: SKT and PFE ...NCOA Noncommissioned Officer Academy PAF Project AIR FORCE PFE Promotion Fitness Examination PME professional military education SIOP Society for...through E-7 Total Possible Points for Promotion to E-8 and E-9 Specialty knowledge test (SKT) 100 NA Promotion Fitness Exam ( PFE ) 100 NA USAF

  11. Air Force F-22 Fighter Program (United States)


    Mark D. Shackelford , Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ), [and] Lieutenant General Raymond E...Force Deputy Chief Of Staff For Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans And Requirements (AF/A3/5), Lieutenant General Mark D. Shackelford

  12. Logistics Control Facility: A Normative Model for Total Asset Visibility in the Air Force Logistics System (United States)


    Freight System personnel ( Benvenuto , 1994). 56 k6dmini2trative Data 1. TOP records: These specify general information about the each run such as number...Management Review, 11: 35-49 (June 1991). "Bar Code System Cuts Packaging, Inventory Costs," Modern Materials Handling, 48: 69 (May 1993). Benvenuto , John

  13. Comparative Functional Analysis of Air Force and Commercially Available Transportation Information Management Systems (United States)


    information management systems. Foster (2001) describes a gap analysis as “a term associated with the SERVQUAL survey instrument; gap analysis is a...Validity - Do pattern-matching - Do explanation-building - Address rival explanations - Use logic models Data analysis Data analysis Data...and redeployment modeling and simulation requirements. s. Joint Warfighting System (JWARS). JWARS is a closed-form, constructive simulation of

  14. Air Force Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) in Systems Acquisition Research Program (United States)


    Weapon System Acquisition Planning and Specialty Structuring (Draft Informal Technical Information). Prepared for AFHRL/MODM. San Antonio, TX: Metrica ...Antonio, TX: Metrica , Inc. Driskill, W.E., Weismuller, J.J. & Hageman, D.C. (1989). Initial Procedures for Providing Weapon System-Specific Data. Final...Report for AFHRL. San Antonio, TX: Metrica , Inc. Driskill, W.E., Weismuller, J.J. & Staley, M.R. (1987, October). Task Identification and Evaluation

  15. Evaluating Air Force Civil Engineer’s Current Automated Information Systems (United States)


    30. Mankiw , N. Gregory. Principles of Microeconomics (2nd Edition). New York: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 31. Marsh, Bill. ACES-PM IPT...smaller, faster and less expensive; it was no longer economically feasible to develop a customized, one of a kind system. Therefore, the development...feasibility analysis is accomplished to see if the information system (IS) can be built within budgetary limitations ( economic feasibility), and

  16. Measure Guideline. Combination Forced-Air Space and Tankless Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems

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    Rudd, Armin [Building Science Corporation Industry Team (BSC), Somerville, MA (United States)


    This document describes design and application guidance for combination space and tankless domestic hot water heating systems (combination systems) used in residential buildings, based on field evaluation, testing, and industry meetings conducted by Building Science Corporation. As residential building enclosure improvements continue to drive heating loads down, using the same water heating equipment for both space heating and domestic water heating becomes attractive from an initial cost and space-saving perspective. This topic is applicable to single- and multi-family residential buildings, both new and retrofitted.

  17. An Analysis of Air Force Management of Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems (TEMS). (United States)


    T-38 Engine Health Monitoring System ( EHMS ). EHMS was developed by Northrop for operation on the T-38 aircraft. EMS hardware includes two basic items...Engine Health Monitoring System (EHS) f*3r adaptation to the A-IO/TF34 engine. No changes were made to the EHMS ground support equipment or data...has not given TEES the support and priority that AFLC desires. Neither HQ USAF nor HQ AFSC has given strong support for TMlS. Due to a lack of support

  18. Measure Guideline: Combination Forced-Air Space and Tankless Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems

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    Rudd, A.


    This document describes design and application guidance for combination space and tankless domestic hot water heating systems (combination systems) used in residential buildings, based on field evaluation, testing, and industry meetings conducted by Building Science Corporation. As residential building enclosure improvements continue to drive heating loads down, using the same water heating equipment for both space heating and domestic water heating becomes attractive from an initial cost and space-saving perspective. This topic is applicable to single- and multi-family residential buildings, both new and retrofitted.

  19. Ensuring U.S. Air Force Operations During Cyber Attacks Against Combat Support Systems: Guidance for Where to Focus Mitigation Efforts (United States)


    Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network OODA observe, orient, decide, and act PAF Project AIR FORCE PKI public key infrastructure SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition ( SCADA ) systems to govern critical utilities such as water, electrical power, and fuel...system in this report to refer to anything that might be attacked through cyberspace, including IT systems and SCADA systems. The definition conforms

  20. The Evaluation of Three U.S. Air Force Instructional Systems Within Civilian Education. Final Report. (United States)

    Straubel, James H.

    This research was designed to study the effectiveness of transferring vocational-technical military training into the civilian education system. The military training, which was tested in six Utah schools ranging from high school to 4-year college, included electronics principles (90 hours), aircraft pneudraulics (60 hours), and nurse's aide (20…

  1. Navy Should Join the Air Force and Army Program to Develop an Advanced Integrated Avionics System. (United States)


    1990s. Advanced development is expected to cost about $131 million. Full-scale engineering and production costs have not yet been estimated. INTEGRATED...effectiveness, .i tle !CNIA system could be a viable candidate for retrofitting cider aircraft. Finally, the ICNIA program is a laboratory and fliqnt

  2. Trust-Based Analysis of an Air Force Collision Avoidance System (United States)


    interviews were recorded and Figure 1. Head-up display image with chevrons. by guest on February 27, 2016erg.sagepub.comDownloaded from...of principles for designing transparency in human–automation teamwork systems, and case and field studies to determine how fighter pilots interact

  3. Air Force Reusable Booster System: A Quick-look, Design Focused Modeling and Cost Analysis Study (United States)

    Zapata, Edgar


    This paper presents a method and an initial analysis of the costs of a reusable booster system (RBS) as envisioned by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and numerous initiatives that form the concept of Operationally Responsive Space (ORS). This paper leverages the knowledge gained from decades of experience with the semi-reusable NASA Space Shuttle to understand how the costs of a military next generation semi-reusable space transport might behave in the real world - and how it might be made as affordable as desired. The NASA Space Shuttle had a semi-expendable booster, that being the reusable Solid Rocket MotorslBoosters (SRMlSRB) and the expendable cryogenic External Tank (ET), with a reusable cargo and crew capable orbiter. This paper will explore DoD concepts that invert this architectural arrangement, using a reusable booster plane that flies back to base soon after launch, with the in-space elements of the launch system being the expendable portions. Cost estimating in the earliest stages of any potential, large scale program has limited usefulness. As a result, the emphasis here is on developing an approach, a structure, and the basic concepts that could continue to be matured as the program gains knowledge. Where cost estimates are provided, these results by necessity carry many caveats and assumptions, and this analysis becomes more about ways in which drivers of costs for diverse scenarios can be better understood. The paper is informed throughout with a design-for-cost philosophy whereby the design and technology features of the proposed RBS (who and what, the "architecture") are taken as linked at the hip to a desire to perform a certain mission (where and when), and together these inform the cost, responsiveness, performance and sustainability (how) of the system. Concepts for developing, acquiring, producing or operating the system will be shown for their inextricable relationship to the "architecture" of the system, and how these too relate to costs

  4. An Analysis of Adopting RFID in the Brazilian Air Force Uniform Sales System (United States)


    DMI) – responsible for receiving and storing the material supplied by contractors , distributing the uniforms to the points of sale, and controlling...point of sale stock item, and tracks the sales. The SDAB centralizes the management and shares the system maintenance with a contractor . Currently...11 EPCglobal is leading the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code™ ( EPC ) to support

  5. Reliability of the Gas Supply in the Air Force Emergency Passenger Oxygen System (United States)


    to be intact. A hypodermic needle was attached to the sampling line of a mass spectrometer (Perkin-El- mer, Model MGA-1100). The needle was inserted...Emergency Passenger Oxygen System (EPOS; Fig. 1) was alleged to have significant numbers of inadequate oxygen cylinders. In theory , this could prevent the...hypothetical analysis demonstrates the disparity between a manufacturing specifi cation of a component and the overall performance of a device. This

  6. Evaluating Information Assurance Control Effectiveness on an Air Force Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System (United States)


    technology in a variety of methods to secure systems to achieve multilayer, multidimensional protection, like the defenses of a medieval castle (Ashley...human injury or death, depending on the location (Carmody, Hammerschmidt, Goglia & Black , 2002). For instance, on 20 September 2010, a gas line...the worm and have spent substantial resources in cleaning-up, the worm is so virulent that they continue to be plagued by it (Barnes, 2010

  7. Final Environmental Assessment for a Solar Power System at Davis-Monthan Air Force Tucson, Arizona (United States)


    contained four FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 3-50 Solar Power System (SPS) at Davis-Monthan AFB piles of dross , as well as miscellaneous debris such...from the dross revealed most metals above the background level and low concentrations of dioxins and furans. Concentrations of metals in native...soils beneath the dross piles. Remediation was completed by excavation and solidification. The stabilized dross was removed from Davis-Monthan AFB in

  8. Performance/Design Requirements and Detailed Technical Description for a Computer-Directed Training Subsystem for Integration into the Air Force Phase II Base Level System. (United States)

    Butler, A. K.; And Others

    The performance/design requirements and a detailed technical description for a Computer-Directed Training Subsystem to be integrated into the Air Force Phase II Base Level System are described. The subsystem may be used for computer-assisted lesson construction and has presentation capability for on-the-job training for data automation, staff, and…




  10. History of Turkish Air Force Aviation School and the Process of Transition to Air Force Academy

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    Osman YALÇIN


    Full Text Available Turkish aviation has started as a military entity. The foundation of ‘’Tayyare Komisyonu’’ (Airplane Comission in June 1, 1911 has been accepted as the official starting point. The organization of aviation includes pilot training, airplane supply, fondation of aviation school, establishment of combatant units, and building the air vehicles with local and national endeavour. Later, air defense systems, meteorology, training observers, machine specialist and technicians has gained importance as well. Turkish aviation has been built upon the ruins of the last wars of Ottoman Empire. After the invasion of the British and the French, Ottoman aviators moved to Maltepe and then to various parts of Anatolia eventually. During the Independence War, aviation school was founded in Eskişehir, moved to Adana, Konya, and came back to Adana again. After the Greek forces were expelled from Anatolia via İzmir, aviation school was moved to İzmir. In 1925, it was brought back to Eskişehir on October 1, 1951. After WWII, the duration of training in order to be a pilot was six years. In 1929, aviation school turned out to be an academic institution as well. On October 1, 1951, Air Force Academy was established in Eskişehir. Due to high sound of jet air planes, the academy was moved to İzmir in 1954. Education and training were restructured there and the quality was raised. In 1967, Air Force Academy was moved back to Yeşilköy where Turkish aviation was born some 47 years ago. Due to academic diversity and rich culture heritage, a productive period has started in Istanbul. Air Force Academy has been an institution offering BA level education since 2001 whose process goes back to 1990s. Around 90 civilian and 50 military academicians conduct education and research per year. Military training including Yalova encampment site, affective domain training, and sports activities are also conducted as well. With a 103 years history and around 16.000 graduates

  11. US Air Force Data Processing Manuals (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data Processing Reference manual for United States Air Force surface stations, circa 1960s. TDF-13 stands for Tape Deck Format number 13, the format in which the...

  12. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory Magnetometer Network (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This file is comprised of the variation one minute values of the geomagnetic components X, Y and Z. These data were calculated by the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory...

  13. Air Quality System (AQS) (United States)

    The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements include both criteria air pollutants and hazardous air pollutants.

  14. Air Force Security Forces Professionalism: Useful Insights for Leaders (United States)


    Enforcement, and Security.66 The division’s intent to improve technical competence in each area by providing a sharper focus was controversial. Some...credential for Security Forces members and provided assurance to Air Force communities that competent professionals were protecting them. Secrest 26...Rand Corp, 2002. Bachman , Jerald G., David R. Segal, Peter Freedman-Doan, and Patrick M. O’Maley. Who Chooses Military Service? Correlates of

  15. Training the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) Forces (United States)


    Bao MR Military Region MRAF Beijing Military Region Air Force MUCD Military Unit Cover Designator NASIC National Air and Space Intelligence Center...为荣], ed., 2006, p. 253. 49 Air Force Engineering University [空军工程大学], undated. 50 An Hongqiang [安红强] and Yang Tao [杨涛], “Quenching the Blade Before...115 These are designated as third-generation aircraft in Chinese. 116 Yuan Hai [袁海] and Zhou Tengjiao [周腾蛟], 2013, p. 3. 117 One air force

  16. 77 FR 55465 - US Air Force Exclusive Patent License (United States)


    ... Department of the Air Force US Air Force Exclusive Patent License AGENCY: Air Force Research Laboratory... an Exclusive Patent License. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of... interest the United States Air Force has in: U.S. Patent No. 8,051,475, filed on March 27, 2007 and...

  17. Improving Energy Security for Air Force Installations (United States)

    Schill, David

    Like civilian infrastructure, Air Force installations are dependent on electrical energy for daily operations. Energy shortages translate to decreased productivity, higher costs, and increased health risks. But for the United States military, energy shortages have the potential to become national security risks. Over ninety-five percent of the electrical energy used by the Air Force is supplied by the domestic grid, which is susceptible to shortages and disruptions. Many Air Force operations require a continuous source of energy, and while the Air Force has historically established redundant supplies of electrical energy, these back-ups are designed for short-term outages and may not provide sufficient supply for a longer, sustained power outage. Furthermore, it is the goal of the Department of Defense to produce or procure 25 percent of its facility energy from renewable sources by fiscal year 2025. In a government budget environment where decision makers are required to provide more capability with less money, it is becoming increasingly important for informed decisions regarding which energy supply options bear the most benefit for an installation. The analysis begins by exploring the field of energy supply options available to an Air Force installation. The supply options are assessed according to their ability to provide continuous and reliable energy, their applicability to unique requirements of Air Force installations, and their costs. Various methods of calculating energy usage by an installation are also addressed. The next step of this research develops a methodology and tool which assesses how an installation responds to various power outage scenarios. Lastly, various energy supply options are applied to the tool, and the results are reported in terms of cost and loss of installation capability. This approach will allow installation commanders and energy managers the ability to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of various energy investment options.

  18. Air Force JROTC: Introduction and Information Brief (United States)


    Requirements • Leaders, Teachers, Mentors, & Guides who care about making a positive impact on our cadets • Instructor Training - Junior Instructor...Curriculum In Action (Field Trips) • Kitty Hawk Air Society • Orienteering • Model Rocketry & Radio Controlled Aircraft Clubs • Incentive flights in...Support unit’s AFJROTC Booster Club • Encourage parent support & involvement • Visit & partner with other AFJROTC units, ROTC units, Air Force

  19. Project Air Force Annual Report 2007 (United States)


    effective fighting unit, the Al Nida Armored Division, disinte- grated totally as a result of precision air strikes. “The Al Nida troops concluded they...Richard Fallon, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert H. Brook, Vice President and Director, RAND Health Eugene C. Gritton, Vice President...Defense Research Institute) Eugene C. Gritton, Vice President and Director RAND Project AIR FORCE Andrew R. Hoehn, Vice President and Director

  20. The Indian Air Force. Trends and Prospects (United States)


    national bor- ders but a strategic defensive region that includes its smaller neigh- bors, especially Nepal and Bhutan but also Sri Lanka and the...simulators. 4 The air force has opted for either the British Hawk or the German-French Alpha Jet, but the civilians have yet to decide. 5 Birds are also a... birds around airfields. In many cases, slaugh- terhouses near the air bases attract flocks of large birds , and the gov- ernment appears to have had

  1. Shaping Air Mobility Forces for Future Relevance (United States)


    a professor in the Department of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. In this position, he teaches ... virtually any item of combat or support 10 equipment required by Army BCTs or air combat units. Large military trans- ports also can utilize Tier an understanding that official air mobility force struc- ture bogies reflect budgetary realities as much as or more than they do mili- tary

  2. The Development of Air Force Undergraduate Space Training. LTTC Special Study. (United States)

    Levy, Michael H.

    This historical study traces the development of an undergraduate program at Lowry Technical Training Center (LTTC) situated in the Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, to train Air Force officers and enlisted personnel for the space operations career field. The report begins in the 1950s when Air Force Systems Command examined the concept of a manned…



    work group should prioritize revising both sets of doctrine to enable the force to view cyberspace for what it is, a digital battlefield that comes...sputter, and lights flicker and fail. An in-bound F-35, returning from its first strike mission for a quick-turn, has to divert as the runway is not ready...a downward mandated patch closes a port that connects the server to an HVAC system rendering it inoperable. 5 Figure 1. Interrelationship

  4. The US Air Force medical service system%美国空军的医疗保障体系

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)



    借鉴与学习美国空军医疗保障体系与先进理念,以及稳定航空军医队伍的有效手段.主要引用美国空军两个网络资料,文献4篇,军标1个.这些资料表明,美国空军高层已形成共识——良好的医疗服务是飞行安全与战斗力的重要保障.因此,每年预算庞大的经费,以维持75个医疗中心、医院、诊所或医疗站的专一而高效地运转.而军事人员通用医疗保险制度(TRICARE)使三军人员就近就诊,大幅节省费用.全球搜救、空运医疗服务系统和分级健康维护与治疗,构成完备的医疗保障体系.航空军医则是保障空军全体官兵健康的重要前哨,通过分级培训与较高待遇,使航空军医在专业与生活水平两方面均能不断提升,有效地稳定了这支队伍.美国TRICARE制度可以借鉴,稳定航空军医队伍的手段值得学习.%To analyze the United State Air Force (USAF) medical service system in order to obtain core concepts and methods to maintain high level and active flight surgeon team. Data from 4 articles, 1 military standard and 2 websites were cited. The data indicated that the USAF leadership had a consensus: good medical service was an important guarantee for flight safety and fighting capacity. Therefore, the 75 medical centers, hospitals, clinics or stations were maintained by a huge annual budget of funds. TRICARE medical insurance program provided the military personnel with the nearest medication to save substantial cost. Global search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation and grading healthcare constitute a comprehensive medical insurance system. The flight surgeon was as an outpost for healthcare of all the officers and airmen. The higher annual salary and grading professional training can effectively stabilize and improve the flight surgeon team. The medical insurance program serving uniformed military members should be followed as an example. The means of maintaining flight surgeon team was worth

  5. Interfacing the Defense Standard Ammunition Computer System and the Air Force Combat Ammunition System: A Search for an Alternate Method. (United States)


    for controlling , financing, planning , programming, and budgeting of items in 114 %..-.o .. .. . .......... o •........................... the...S. Barnes, for all the guidance received throughout this effort, and to my reader, Capt Rich Mabe , for his suggestions which helped me organize the...questions about the Combat Ammunition System and the World Wide Military Command and Control System. Finally, I would like to thank the members of my

  6. The Air Force Handbook 2007 (United States)


    protection, nuclear and thermal shielding, and an advanced, secure, radio and satelite communications system with connectivity to strategic and tactical...Capacity/ Satelite Maximum data rate: 24 Mbps ACqUston stAtUs Program Status Milestone II - 1QFY98; Initial Operational Capability 1 - 1QFY04; Beyond...Coverage Intercontinental to global Capacity/ Satelite 1,000 lb. Compatability Must be compatible with GPS and the Global Information Grid, as well as

  7. Reinvigorating the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise (United States)


    MAJCOMs became stewards for nuclear investment, it became more challenging to advocate with one voice. Without strong investment advocacy, the Air Force...did not pay close attention to the schedule components. CDI-07 The 2 OG has fundamentally changed the calculus to conventional weaponry at all

  8. United States Air Force Annual Financial Statements (United States)


    gains and losses NRV = Net Realizable Value O = Other Inventory, Gross Value Revaluation Allowance Inventory, Net 2002 2001 United States Air Force...losses NRV = Net Realizable Value O = Other For the most part, DMAG is using the consumption method of accounting for OM&S, since OM&S is defined in the

  9. The Air Force Aviation Investment Challenge (United States)


    brown . 9 See CRS Insight IN10095, Budget Highlight: Air Force Long Range Strike Bomber. 0.00...Gertler Specialist in Military Aviation, 7-5107 Acknowledgments The author thanks CRS colleague Pat Towell and aviation

  10. Air Force Implementation is Off the Ground (United States)


    actions taken by the Air Force that have a permanent, positive effect resulting from a particular action area of BBP 2.0. The KC-46 Tanker, F-22 Raptor Europe was able to save $57 million on a back-to-basics approach on its six largest acquisitions by en- couraging early industry involvement to

  11. United States Air Force Posture Statement 2004 (United States)


    Mozanoique r v • South Africa •Japan Guam Tiailand J • Philippines Malaysia Singapore Australia • t^t USfll- Operstions Rcross the Spectrum of...valuable exercise. Air Force Test and Training Ranges "Vital National Assets"—An F-16 CJ pilot fires an AGM-65D Maverick missile at a target during an

  12. Time-series ground-water-level and aquifer-system compaction data, Edwards Air Force Base, Antelope Valley, California, January 1991 through September 1993 (United States)

    Freeman, L.A.


    As part of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, a monitoring program was implemented to collect time-series ground-water-level and aquifer-system compaction data at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The data presented in this report were collected from 18 piezometers, 3 extensometers, 1 barometer, and 1 rain gage from January 1991 through September 1993. The piezometers and extensometers are at eight sites in the study area. This report discusses the ground-water-level and aquifer-system compaction monitoring networks, and presents the recorded data in graphs. The data reported are available in the data base of the U.S. Geological Survey.

  13. Applicability of Performance Assessment Tools to Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force C4 System of Systems Performance Assessment (United States)


    Fiebrandt & Dryer , 2009, p. 3). The six steps of the CTM provide a basic framework for any SoS evaluation. Outlined in JTEM’s Action Officer’s...commercial software tools such as Solar Winds’ Orion Network Performance Monitor associated with the Joint Network Management System (JNMS) program of...and virtualization technology may help expedite this effort. Finally, virtualization technology may serve as a fruitful area of study from two

  14. Rand Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2010 (United States)


    Andrés Bello No. 10 Piso 6 Col. Polanco C.P. 11560 México , D.F. Tel +52.55.3601.0700 FAx +52.55.3601.0601 PROJECT AIR...constructed a scenario for cyber capabilities in 2020 . This scenario proposes fully integrating these capabilities with conventional kinetic operations...offensively and defensively, across the spectrum of mili- tary and nonmilitary threats. By 2020 , the Air Force will have developed cyberwarriors with com

  15. Air Force Roles and Missions: A History (United States)


    Magna Carta ” of an independent air force, providing a formal statement of the equality of air power and land power. It linked the interdependence of...Indianapolis, Ind., Sep. 11, 1925; Ltr, Gen. Mason Patrick to Lt. Col. C. B. Amorous , Feb. 12, 1926. National Archives, RG 18. 57. Maj. Gen. Benjamin D...K112.1- 3. 63. Armstrong and Van Fleet, Naval Avia- tion, pp 62. 64. Ltr, Maj. Gen. Mason Patrick to Lt. Col. C. B. Amorous , New York, NY, Feb. 24, 1926

  16. Reducing Air Force Fighter Pilot Shortages (United States)


    experienced flight leaders. New fighter pilots coming directly out of SUPT and IFF require 500 flying hours to become designated as experienced. In...rated officers—an imperfect match of human capital to requirements. Further Reductions Options to reduce requirements, listed in Chapter Two, include...progress. The hours required for OCO support are typically additive and funded by the Transportation Working Capital Fund (TWCF) rather than by Air Force

  17. Air Force and Diversity: The Awkward Embrace (United States)


    junior officers are tasked to resolve complex problems which need innovative solutions. Page, The Difference, xv, xxv-xxvi, 13. 20. Credit Suisse ...August 2011. (accessed 8 November 2012). Credit Suisse Research. Gender Diversity and Corporate...Performance. Credit Suisse , August 2012. DiSilverio, Lt Col Laura A. H. Winning the Retention Wars: The Air Force, Women Officers, and the Need

  18. Fuel Reduction for the Mobility Air Forces (United States)


    20 Michael Kennedy, Laura H. Baldwin , Michael Boito, Katherine M. Calef, James Chow, Joan Cornuet, Mel Eisman, Chris Fitzmartin, J.R. Gebman, Elham...Michael, Laura H. Baldwin , Michael Boito, Katherine M. Calef, James Chow, Joan Cornuet, Mel Eisman, Chris Fitzmartin, J. R. Gebman, Elham Ghashghai...C O R P O R A T I O N Research Report Fuel Reduction for the Mobility Air Forces Christopher A. Mouton, James D. Powers, Daniel M. Romano

  19. Air Force Research Laboratory Integrated Omics Research (United States)


    the goals of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the development of new methods to assess warfighter performance by using advanced...Objective (DTO) project. The research project (MD.34 Biotechnology for Near-Real-Time Predictive Toxicology ) aimed to identify biomarkers of toxicity...Technology, established in discovery work in 2001, and has provided technical support to many researchers in the Department of Defense (DoD). The

  20. Air Force Engineering Research Initiation Grant Program (United States)


    Wisconsin "Investigation of the Role of Structure in the Dynamic Response of Electrorheological Suspensions" RI-B-92-08 Prof. Yozo Mikata Old Dominion...on a direct output feedback control law. In this study, piezoelectric ceramic elements were used as both actuator and sensor. The rod vibration was... ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL SUSPENSIONS FINAL REPORT Air Force Engineering Research Initiation Grant RI-B-92-07 D. J. Klingenberg Department of Chemical

  1. Annual Report 2009 (Project Air Force) (United States)


    occurs at fas- tener holes and is marked by bubbling up or flaking of material, similar to the way lumber that has been attacked by termites flakes...were flown at higher OPTEMPOs over longer service lives. However, the option is currently not attractive for several reasons. 48 RAND Project AIR FORCE...operating at high-altitude runways and/or in hot temperatures , winglets may improve the aircraft’s climb performance and shorten the runway length

  2. Discovering Air Force Identity: Airpower and Innovations (United States)


    Force Office of the Legislative Liaison), phone interview by author, 3 November 2011. Brigadier General Givens, interview; and Mr Simon Sinek ...35 Worden, 238. 36 Arnold and Eaker, 5. 37 This is reference to an anecdote offered by Simon Sinek . He highlighted a...War. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1992. Sinek , Simon . Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. New York: Penguin

  3. Influence of grid resolution and meteorological forcing on simulated European air quality: A sensitivity study with the modeling system COSMO-MUSCAT (United States)

    Wolke, Ralf; Schröder, Wolfram; Schrödner, Roland; Renner, Eberhard


    Model evaluation studies are essential for determining model performance as well as assessing model deficiencies, and are the focus of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII). The chemistry-transport model system COSMO-MUSCAT participates in this initiative. In this paper the robustness and variability of the model results against changes in the model setup are analyzed. Special focus is given to the formation of secondary particulate matter and the ability to reproduce unusually high levels of PM10 in Central Europe caused by long-range transported smoke of fires in western Russia. Seven different model configurations are investigated in this study. The COSMO-MUSCAT results are evaluated in comparison with ground-based measurements in Central Europe. The analysis is performed for two selected periods in April/May 2006 and October 2006 which are characterized by elevated concentrations of PM. Furthermore, the sensitivity of the results is studied against the used grid resolution and the meteorological forcing. Here, COSMO-MUSCAT is applied with different horizontal grid sizes and, alternatively, forced by reanalysis data with finer resolution. The use of finer grid resolutions in COSMO-MUSCAT has direct consequences on the meteorological forcing as well as on the calculated emission and deposition rates. The presented results suggest a large impact of the meteorological effects on the PM concentrations. The more accurate spatial appointment of the emissions and deposition fluxes seems to be of little consequence compared to the meteorological forcing.

  4. Air Quality System (AQS) (United States)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements...

  5. 50 Years Air Force Issues Book 1997 (United States)


    in 1996 51 Satelltea on Orbit JointU Guard U* , r I Nworthern Counter Drug Ops ’c U ~Southern Watc * FY96/97 Humanitarian Aid Bosnia-Herzegovina...MLV-D MLV-A HLV -L HLV -G McDonnell Douglas EELV proposal Lockheed Martin EELV proposal launch costs by 25 to 50 percent as a result. In Together, these... HLV -L HLV -G vehicles. - ! Program Description and Key Points The Air Force, as the DoD’s executive agent for space launch, is charged with executing

  6. Multi-Level Wild Land Fire Fighting Management Support System for an Optimized Guidance of Ground and Air Forces (United States)

    Almer, Alexander; Schnabel, Thomas; Perko, Roland; Raggam, Johann; Köfler, Armin; Feischl, Richard


    Climate change will lead to a dramatic increase in damage from forest fires in Europe by the end of this century. In the Mediterranean region, the average annual area affected by forest fires has quadrupled since the 1960s (WWF, 2012). The number of forest fires is also on the increase in Central and Northern Europe. The Austrian forest fire database shows a total of 584 fires for the period 2012 to 2014, while even large areas of Sweden were hit by forest fires in August 2014, which were brought under control only after two weeks of intense fire-fighting efforts supported by European civil protection modules. Based on these facts, the improvements in forest fire control are a major international issue in the quest to protect human lives and resources as well as to reduce the negative environmental impact of these fires to a minimum. Within this paper the development of a multi-functional airborne management support system within the frame of the Austrian national safety and security research programme (KIRAS) is described. The main goal of the developments is to assist crisis management tasks of civil emergency teams and armed forces in disaster management by providing multi spectral, near real-time airborne image data products. As time, flexibility and reliability as well as objective information are crucial aspects in emergency management, the used components are tailored to meet these requirements. An airborne multi-functional management support system was developed as part of the national funded project AIRWATCH, which enables real-time monitoring of natural disasters based on optical and thermal images. Airborne image acquisition, a broadband line of sight downlink and near real-time processing solutions allow the generation of an up-to-date geo-referenced situation map. Furthermore, this paper presents ongoing developments for innovative extensions and research activities designed to optimize command operations in national and international fire

  7. Future Expansion of the Lightning Surveillance System at the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA (United States)

    Mata, C. T.; Wilson, J. G.


    The NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Air Force Eastern Range (ER) use data from two cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning detection networks, the Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System (CGLSS) and the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), and a volumetric mapping array, the lightning detection and ranging II (LDAR II) system: These systems are used to monitor and characterize lightning that is potentially hazardous to launch or ground operations and hardware. These systems are not perfect and both have documented missed lightning events when compared to the existing lightning surveillance system at Launch Complex 39B (LC39B). Because of this finding it is NASA's plan to install a lightning surveillance system around each of the active launch pads sharing site locations and triggering capabilities when possible. This paper shows how the existing lightning surveillance system at LC39B has performed in 2011 as well as the plan for the expansion around all active pads.

  8. Force Modulator System

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Redmond Clark


    Many metal parts manufacturers use large metal presses to shape sheet metal into finished products like car body parts, jet wing and fuselage surfaces, etc. These metal presses take sheet metal and - with enormous force - reshape the metal into a fully formed part in a manner of seconds. Although highly efficient, the forces involved in forming metal parts also damage the press itself, limit the metals used in part production, slow press operations and, when not properly controlled, cause the manufacture of large volumes of defective metal parts. To date, the metal-forming industry has not been able to develop a metal-holding technology that allows full control of press forces during the part forming process. This is of particular importance in the automotive lightweighting efforts under way in the US automotive manufacturing marketplace. Metalforming Controls Technology Inc. (MC2) has developed a patented press control system called the Force Modulator that has the ability to control these press forces, allowing a breakthrough in stamping process control. The technology includes a series of hydraulic cylinders that provide controlled tonnage at all points in the forming process. At the same time, the unique cylinder design allows for the generation of very high levels of clamping forces (very high tonnages) in very small spaces; a requirement for forming medium and large panels out of HSS and AHSS. Successful production application of these systems testing at multiple stamping operations - including Ford and Chrysler - has validated the capabilities and economic benefits of the system. Although this technology has been adopted in a number of stamping operations, one of the primary barriers to faster adoption and application of this technology in HSS projects is system cost. The cost issue has surfaced because the systems currently in use are built for each individual die as a custom application, thus driving higher tooling costs. This project proposed to better

  9. The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Air Force Acquisition (United States)


    AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AIR FORCE ACQUISITION by Benjamin D. Forest, Lt Col, USAF...those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US government, the Department of Defense, or Air University. In...accordance with Air Force Instruction 51-303, it is not copyrighted, but is the property of the United States government. 3 Biography Lieutenant Colonel

  10. Final Environmental Assessment for the Installation of a Range Safety Lighting System at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida (United States)


    Sterna antillarum N T Mammals Florida panther Puma concolor coryi E E Florida black bear Ursus americanus floridans N T Reptiles and Amphibians ...Casuarina glauca Australian pine Dioscorea bulbifera Air potato Eichhornia crassipes Water hyacinth Eugenia uniflora Surinam cherry Hydrilla...Cuban treefrog (Osteophilus septentrionalis), Cuban brown anole (Anole sagrei) and the Indo-Pacific gecko (Hemidactylus garnoti) are some amphibian and

  11. A Synopsis of Personalized Medicine Projects Within the United States Air Force (United States)



  12. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2001 (United States)


    I had to convince people of.� Young, a heavy equipment operator who has worked snow removal at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.; Osan Air Base, tanks at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. Geer is a 2000 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award recipient. (Photo by SrA Esperanza Berrios) 31 CE

  13. Air Force Organizational Transformation: Merging the Active and Reserve Components (United States)


    34Future Total Force." 18 34 Ibid. 35 Ibid. 36 John A. Tirpak, "The Blended Wing Goes to War," Air Force Magazine, October 2003. [ Jounal on-line...Space Power 3 (Fall 2004): 41-53. Tirpak, John A. "The Blended Wing Goes to War," Air Force Magazine, October 2003. Jounal on-line. Available from

  14. A Proposal for a Computer-Based Information System to Support the Portuguese Air Force War College (IAEFA). (United States)


    integrated. d . To colaborate with the General .\\i r Force Staff in studies of organi:ation, regulation and doctrinal principles[Ref. 1l’p. >-11. 2... Colaborate in the seminars and research work of the auditor officers; * Colaborate with the work of the Scholar Council and of the CSGA Council; * Perform...the study areas delegated. c. Elaborating manuals and texts, teaching the lessons, colaborating in seminars and resource work of the officers and

  15. US Air Force 1989 Research Initiation Program. Volume 4. (United States)


    Illinois University - 1 Bethel College - 1 Northwestern University - I Boston College - 1 Notre Dame, University of - 1 Brescia College - 1 Ohio State...CENTER (Arnold Air Force Base) Dr. Brian Beecken Dr. Lang-Wah Lee Bethel College University of Wisconsin-Platteville Svecialty: Physics Specialty...Kenneth L.; King, John Leslie . Computer-Based Systems for Cooperative Work and Group Decision Making. ACM Computing Surveys; 1988; 20(2). Lai, Kum

  16. Innovating to integrate the intangibles into the learning Air Force. (United States)

    Hazen, Benjamin T; Weigel, Fred K; Overstreet, Robert E


    United States federal law and other regulations require the US military services to provide professional military education to their forces. Meeting that requirement will become increasingly difficult with the absence of a federal government budget, significant cuts to defense spending, and expected future cuts to both defense spending and manpower. Additionally, the operations tempo remains high despite the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. The resulting time and budget constraints will likely make it more difficult for the services to provide every member with the opportunity to compete for positions in coveted in-residence professional military education programs. Thus, the Air Force is considering a new lifetime learning approach to professional military education. As the Air Force seeks to develop its new paradigm, we must understand what benefits of the current system should be retained and what drawbacks should be allayed. Unfortunately, there is little research in this area. We content analyze data collected from Air Force officers attending in-residence professional military education, synthesize our findings with education and technology literature, and suggest innovative technologies that can maximize the intangible benefits and minimize the drawbacks of professional military education. The blended approach we present can create a richer, more meaningful learning experience for the service member, while simultaneously lowering the cost per member and providing greater opportunity to attend in-residence professional military education.

  17. Starfleet Deferred: Project Orion in the 1962 Air Force Space Program (United States)

    Ziarnick, B.

    Project Orion, the Cold War American program (1957-1965) studying nuclear pulse propulsion for space applications, has long interested space enthusiasts for what it was and what it might have been, but it has long been believed that neither the United States government nor the US Air Force took the program very seriously. However, recently declassified US Air Force documents shed more light on the classified history of Project Orion. Far from being ignored by Air Force leadership, through the efforts of the Strategic Air Command, Air Force leaders like General Curtis LeMay were convinced that Project Orion should be funded as a major weapons system. The high water mark of Project Orion was the 1962 Air Force Space Program proposal by the Air Force Chief of Staff to devote almost twenty percent of the Air Force space budget from 1962-1967 to Orion development before the program was cancelled by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force under pressure from the Department of Defense. This paper details the history of Project Orion in the 1962 Air Force Space Program proposal, and concludes with a few lessons learned for use by modern interstellar advocates.

  18. Improvements to Air Force Strategic Basing Decisions (United States)


    installation’s available capacity for growth in water use, storm water handling, waste management, utility needs, energy production, local air pollutants , and...conditions, such as replacing a more polluting weapon system with a newer, less polluting one. Finally, interviewees argued that NEPA procedures need to be...running through the West Indies to South America and the other through Texas and Central America—composed of land and seaplane bases stretching from CONUS

  19. Canadian Air Force Leadership and Command: Implications for the Human Dimension of Expeditionary Air Force Operations (United States)


    Capt Wayne Webb, Capt Luc Gaboury, and CWO Claude Morin . 484 Information about this committee can be found at the following website address http...analyses of an aspect of Canadian air force C2 in the Gulf War can be found in Jean Morin , "The Command and Control of the Air Transport Group during the...more general analysis of Canadian C2 in the Gulf War can be found in Jean Morin and Richard H. Gimblett, Operation Friction, 1990-1991: The Canadian

  20. The Balanced Scorecard: A Management System for Wilford Hall Medical Center - The Premier Air Force Medical Enterprise (United States)


    The Balanced Scorecard Management System (BSMS) at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) is a strategic management and measurement system that...prompted the study to a look at the statement of the problem, the author explores the history and use of the balanced scorecard concept in civilian...was an Intranet-based, database automated, Balanced Scorecard Management System.

  1. Air Force Handbook. 109th Congress (United States)


    Operations phase • Production: FY02-FY16 • RDT&E funds NPOESS C1 and C2: FY02-FY11 • Procurement funds NPOESS C3 through C6: FY08-FY16...weapon system; counter advanced command, control, and communication ( C3 ) systems and provide stand-off jamming of air defense early warning and...Sep 03 • B–2 RAA: Jan 04 • IOT &E Completed Dec 03 • MS III: May 04 • Production: Last delivery in FY17 • Current Inventory: Approximately 150

  2. Toward an Air and Space Force: Naval Aviation and the Implications for Space Power (United States)


    hour support center that manages all requests relating to USAF space systems. 85. Ibid. 86. Cliff D. Ozmun , “Air Force Space Command Establishes First...Shield Declares Victory.” Space Tactics Bulletin 2, Issue 1 (November 1994): 3–4. Ozmun , Cliff D. “Air Force Space Command Establishes First Space

  3. The Human Side of Cyber Conflict: Organizing, Training, and Equipping the Air Force Cyber Workforce (United States)


    defensive cyberspace operations DHS Department of Homeland Security DISA Defense Information Systems Agency DLPT Defense Language Proficiency Test DNS ...power and ensure freedom of action to achieve national security objectives in or through cyberspace sans honor, decoration, or recognition. iv...Command (AETC), National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Wargaming Center

  4. An Analysis of Performance Measurements Systems in the Air Force Logistics Command’s Aircraft Repair Depots (United States)


    turning inventory into throughput and also 6 includes waste, any expense that does not contribute to converting inventory into throughput ( Goldratt & Fox...constraint is defined as "anything that limits the system from achieving higher performance versus its goal" ( Goldratt , 1989, p. 1). The following...ability to fulfill market demand ( Goldratt , 1989, p. 2). 9 Physical Constraint: Any constraint that is inherent in an organization’s physical system

  5. Location Problem of Air Materials Supply Center for Air Force

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王涛; 何亚群; 陶学禹


    Based on the analysis of three influencing factors on the air material supply center location, the location model of air material supply center was established. By solving the model, the rational supply center of air materials was also determined.

  6. Environmental Assessment for the Installation of a Reclaimed Water Irrigation System Improvement Project at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida (United States)


    processes. There are some 45 intra-dune waterbodies. Salinities and water levels of some of these systems vary dramatically. According to habitat...Barrier Island, bays Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis E SSC Mature Pine Forests Black Skimmer Rhychops niger SSC Shoreline Least Tern Sterna

  7. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: The First Century (United States)


    Patterson Swimming Pool Lt Frank Stuart Patterson Pool 1936 Wright Memorial Wilbur and Orville Wright Monument 1940 Thurlow Street Col Thomas L...WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE: The First Century ii History Office Air Force Life to World War I, its aviation history began with the origins of manned, powered, controlled flight. Following their successful proof-of

  8. Shaping the Air Force Narrative for the 21st Century (United States)


    themselves via the internet in the form of social networking sites and blogs, present both a challenge to the Air Force as well as an opportunity to more...opportunity for Airmen to take advantage of new media to communicate the Air Force Story to the American people via social networking sites such as

  9. Strategic Airpower Elements in Interwar German Air Force Doctrine (United States)


    Werner von Blomberg . The Air Ministry had civilian functions and at the time performed as the front for the still-secret air force. When the Luftwaffe...Force in the European War 1939- 1945. Hertfordshire, UK: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1997. Townsend, Peter . Duel of Eagles. New York: Pocket Books, 1972...18-36. Gray, Peter W. “The Battle of Britain.” Royal Air Force Air Power Review 3, no. 3 (2000): 16-32. Homze, Edward L. “The Luftwaffe’s Failure

  10. Predictability of Forced Lorenz Systems (United States)

    Li, Baosheng; Ding, Ruiqiang; Li, Jianping; Zhong, Quanjia


    Based on the nonlinear local Lyapunov exponent (NLLE) approach, the influences of external forcing on the predictability are studied in the Lorenz systems with constant and quasi-periodic forces in this paper. The results indicate that for the Lorenz systems with constant and quasi-periodic forces, their predictability limits increase with the forcing strength. With the same magnitude and different directions, the constant or quasi-periodic forcing shows different effects on the predictability limit in the Lorenz system, and these effects become significant with the increase of the forcing strength. Generally speaking, the positive forcing leads to a higher predictability limit than the negative forcing. Therefore, when we think about the effects of positive and negative elements and phases in the atmosphere and ocean research, the predictability problems driven by different phases should be considered separately. In addition, the influences of constant and quasi-periodic forces on the predictability are different in the Lorenz system. The effect of the constant forcing on the predictability is mainly reflected in the linear phase of error growth, while the nonlinear phase should also be considered for the situation of the quasi-periodic forcing. The predictability limit of the system under constant forcing is longer than the system under quasi-periodic forcing. These results based on simple chaotic model could provide insight into the studies of the actual atmosphere predictability.

  11. The Struggle for Air Force Independence, 1943-1947 (United States)


    advocated a separate Department of Air, coequal with the Army and Navy. For- restal stressed that he was opposed to a separate Air Force, but that steps...certain important respects, however, For- restal was a logical selection. He had headed the Navy Department, and as Secre- tary of Defense he might be...func- tions from the Army to the Air Force. The first transfer order was signed by For- restal on September 26, 1947. It stipulated that functions of

  12. AFCYBER: Postured to Support Air Force and USCYBERCOM Cyber Needs? (United States)


    stated in September 2012 at the Air Force Association Convention that he “still twitches ” when he says “cyber.”32 He believes cyber is a black hole with...Army Cyber Command capitalizes on existing Army Cyber Command resources and achieves efficiencies by bringing cyber resources under a single support both USCYBERCOM and Air Force requirements. General Alexander considers having trained and ready forces as the single most important

  13. McClellan Air Force Base operable unit B, two-phase extraction system demonstration test, work implementation plan for McClellan AFB, California. Final report

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    This document is an integrated demonstration and work plan that presents the technical approach for design, implementation, and testing of two-phase extraction as compared with pump and treat technology in Operable Unit B, investigative cluster IC1 at the McClellan Air Force Base. This work is being coordinated with Clean Sites under a cooperative agreement with EPA's Technology Innovation Office and Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program.

  14. 77 FR 5781 - Record of Decision for the Air Space Training Initiative Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina... (United States)


    ... Department of the Air Force Record of Decision for the Air Space Training Initiative Shaw Air Force Base... Decision (ROD). SUMMARY: On December 9, 2011, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Airspace Training Initiative Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The...

  15. Promoting Sound Ethical Decisions in the Air Force: CGO Solutions to Air Force Moral and Ethical Lapses (United States)


    3Lolita Baldor and Robert Burns, “Air Force Drug Probe Widened to Include Cheating, Official Says.”Huffington Post, 17 March 2014. http...August 2012. Baldor , Lolita and Robert Burns, “Air Force Drug Probe Widened to Include Cheating, Official Says.”Huffington Post, 17 March 2014

  16. Makers of the United States Air Force, (United States)


    air missions, doc- trine, and strategy within the Army air arm between 1907 and 1941. Carroll V. Glines, The Saga of the Air Mail (D. Van Nostrand, 1968... twilight stroll with him, dined with him, and stressed the need to con- tinue daylight operations. Spaatz, who wanted to return to England to resume

  17. Rome Air Development Center Air Force technical objective document fiscal year 1987 (United States)


    This TOD describes the RADC technical programs in support of the Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) mission. The technical objectives have been aligned with the VANGUARD mission areas of Command, Control, and Communications (C3), Reconnaissance and Intelligence, Strategic Systems (Defense) and Technology as a means of focusing the RADC support of VANGUARD. This document is prepared to provide industry and universities with the midterm technical objectives in these areas.

  18. STS-49 Lands at Edwards Air Force Base (United States)


    STS-49 Orbiter Endeavour landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 16, 1992 The drogue chute precedes the main chute in NASA's first exercise of its detailed test objective on the drag chute system. STS-49 ended its successful nine day mission dedicated to the retrieval, repair, and redeployment of the the INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite. The communication satellite for the International Telecommunication Satellite organization had been stranded in an unusable orbit since its launch aboard the Titan rocket in March 1990. The mission marked the first time 3 astronauts worked simultaneously outside the space craft.

  19. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (United States)


    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (a...

  20. Control system for forced-air cooling of horticultural products Sistema de controle para o resfriamento com ar forçado de produtos hortícolas

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    João C. T. R. da Silva


    Full Text Available This work is a study of the implementation of a classical controller using a tuning method referred to as IMC (Internal Model Control and aimed at the reduction of electrical energy consumption by the appropriate relation between energy consumption and the cooling time with forced air. The supervisory system installed was able to manipulate the variable of frequency of the signal power of the exhaust fan engine (forced air module, to accelerate or decelerate the loss of heat from the product to be cooled by airflow variation that passes through the mass of the produce. The results demonstrated a reduction in energy consumption from 64% and an increase of only 8% in the cooling time to the system using PI/IMC (Proportional - Integral with IMC tuning method compared with the system in its operating nominal condition. This PI/IMC control may be implemented directly in a frequency converter, without the need to purchase a computer or PLC (programmable logic controller to run the dedicated application, increasing its economical viability.Este trabalho consiste no estudo da implementação de um controlador clássico utilizando o método de sintonia denominado por Controle de Modelo Interno, visando à redução do consumo de energia elétrica que decorra na adequada relação entre este consumo e o tempo de resfriamento do processo de resfriamento com ar forçado de produtos hortícolas. Para isto, o sistema supervisório instalado manipulou a variável de frequência do sinal de alimentação do motor de indução trifásico do exaustor (módulo de ar forçado, para acelerar ou desacelerar a perda de calor do produto a ser resfriado por intermédio da variação da vazão de ar que perpassava a massa deste produto. Obteve-se como resultado uma redução no consumo de energia elétrica de 64% e um acréscimo de apenas 8% no tempo de resfriamento para o sistema utilizando um controle proporcional e integral associado ao método de sintonia promovido

  1. Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy System (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM) system, developed by ARL, is the world's most sensitive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic analysis tool,...

  2. Environmental Assessment for the Air Force Research Laboratory Security Fence Project, Edwards Air Force Base, California (United States)


    develop air and space vehicle propulsion and power technologies. Areas where turbine and rocket engines and propulsion systems are tested contain valuable...associated with the region. A seismic event and potential damage to the fence would not likely cause injury or death. No adverse geologic or seismic ...3-19 3.3.4 Seismicity .........................................................................................................3

  3. Piezoresistive cantilever force-clamp system

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    Park, Sung-Jin; Petzold, Bryan C.; Pruitt, Beth L. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Goodman, Miriam B. [Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)


    We present a microelectromechanical device-based tool, namely, a force-clamp system that sets or ''clamps'' the scaled force and can apply designed loading profiles (e.g., constant, sinusoidal) of a desired magnitude. The system implements a piezoresistive cantilever as a force sensor and the built-in capacitive sensor of a piezoelectric actuator as a displacement sensor, such that sample indentation depth can be directly calculated from the force and displacement signals. A programmable real-time controller operating at 100 kHz feedback calculates the driving voltage of the actuator. The system has two distinct modes: a force-clamp mode that controls the force applied to a sample and a displacement-clamp mode that controls the moving distance of the actuator. We demonstrate that the system has a large dynamic range (sub-nN up to tens of {mu}N force and nm up to tens of {mu}m displacement) in both air and water, and excellent dynamic response (fast response time, <2 ms and large bandwidth, 1 Hz up to 1 kHz). In addition, the system has been specifically designed to be integrated with other instruments such as a microscope with patch-clamp electronics. We demonstrate the capabilities of the system by using it to calibrate the stiffness and sensitivity of an electrostatic actuator and to measure the mechanics of a living, freely moving Caenorhabditis elegans nematode.

  4. Air Force Research Laboratory Support for Sustainment (United States)


    Reduce or eliminate chromium, cadmium, nickel , hazardous air pollutants (HAPS), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from coatings and related...hazardous waste Less toxic exposure Less hazardous air emissions Reduced cost Improved performance Hazardous Cr and Cd Replacements Laser Paint...Pb) Aircraft electronics Significant Cadmium (Cd) Circuit breakers, relays, connectors, wire Significant Hexavalent Chrome Anti-corrosion primer

  5. Ground-water-level monitoring, basin boundaries, and potentiometric surfaces of the aquifer system at Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1992 (United States)

    Rewis, D.L.


    A ground-water-level monitoring program was implemented at Edwards Air Force Base, California, from January through December 1992 to monitor spatial and temporal changes in poten-tiometric surfaces that largely are affected by ground-water pumping. Potentiometric-surface maps are needed to determine the correlation between declining ground- water levels and the distribution of land subsidence. The monitoring program focused on areas of the base where pumping has occurred, especially near Rogers Lake, and involved three phases of data collection: (1) well canvassing and selection, (2) geodetic surveys, and (3) monthly ground-water-level measurements. Construction and historical water- level data were compiled for 118 wells and pi-ezometers on or near the base, and monthly ground-water-level measurements were made in 82 wells and piezometers on the base. The compiled water-level data were used in conjunction with previously collected geologic data to identify three types of no-flow boundaries in the aquifer system: structural boundaries, a principal-aquifer boundary, and ground-water divides. Heads were computed from ground-water-level measurements and land-surface altitudes and then were used to map seasonal potentiometric surfaces for the principal and deep aquifers underlying the base. Pumping has created a regional depression in the potentiometric surface of the deep aquifer in the South Track, South Base, and Branch Park well-field area. A 15-foot decline in the potentiometric surface from April to September 1992 and 20- to 30-foot drawdowns in the three production wells in the South Track well field caused locally unconfined conditions in the deep aquifer.

  6. A Historical Analysis of Basic Air Force Doctrine Education within the United States States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, 1947-1987. (United States)


    doctrine, especially joint doctrine. Because of this we make mistakes. I believe that the Air Force needs to develop a formal doctrinallo education...jresenteo arguments for all three points of view, but ne was particularly critical of tne educacional system within tae United States military. He said tnat...leveIls cioles may very w/conflict of response formalized according to conflict: general war, tactical nuclear war, conventional war, war of counter

  7. Brazilian Air Force aircraft structural integrity program: An overview

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    Alberto W. S. Mello Junior


    Full Text Available This paper presents an overview of the activities developed by the Structural Integrity Group at the Institute of Aeronautics and Space - IAE, Brazil, as well as the status of ongoing work related to the life extension program for aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force BAF. The first BAF-operated airplane to undergo a DTA-based life extension was the F-5 fighter, in the mid 1990s. From 1998 to 2001, BAF worked on a life extension project for the BAF AT- 26 Xavante trainer. All analysis and tests were performed at IAE. The fatigue critical locations (FCLs were presumed based upon structural design and maintenance data and also from exchange of technical information with other users of the airplane around the world. Following that work, BAF started in 2002 the extension of the operational life of the BAF T-25 “Universal”. The T-25 is the basic training airplane used by AFA - The Brazilian Air Force Academy. This airplane was also designed under the “safe-life” concept. As the T-25 fleet approached its service life limit, the Brazilian Air Force was questioning whether it could be kept in flight safely. The answer came through an extensive Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA program, briefly described in this paper. The current work on aircraft structural integrity is being performed for the BAF F-5 E/F that underwent an avionics and weapons system upgrade. Along with the increase in weight, new configurations and mission profiles were established. Again, a DTA program was proposed to be carried out in order to establish the reliability of the upgraded F-5 fleet. As a result of all the work described, the BAF has not reported any accident due to structural failure on aircraft submitted to Damage Tolerance Analysis.

  8. U. S. Air Force approach to plume contamination (United States)

    Furstenau, Ronald P.; McCay, T. Dwayne; Mann, David M.


    Exhaust products from rocket engine firings can produce undesirable effects on sensitive satellite surfaces, such as optical systems, solar cells, and thermal control surfaces. The Air Force has an objective of minimizing the effect of rocket plume contamination on space-craft mission effectiveness. Plume contamination can result from solid rocket motors, liquid propellant engines, and electric thrusters. To solve the plume contamination problem, the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (AFRPL) has developed a plume contamination computer model which predicts the production, transport, and deposition of rocket exhaust products. In addition, an experimental data base is being obtained through ground-based vacuum chamber experiments and in-flight measurements with which to compare the analytical results. Finally, the experimental data is being used to verify and improve the analytical model. The plume contamination model, known as CONTAM, has been used to make contamination predictions for various engines. The experimental programs have yielded quantitative data, such as species concentrations and temperatures, in all regions of the plume. The result of the modelling and experimental programs will ultimately be computer models which can be used by the satellite designer to analyze and to minimize the effect plume contamination will have on a particular spacecraft system.

  9. 77 FR 33202 - Department of the Air Force (United States)


    ..., Massachusetts 01887, a partially exclusive license, the exclusive portion limited to the field of cyber security... amended; the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant SCADA Security Innovation,...

  10. Air Force Deployment Reintegration Research: Implications for Leadership (United States)


    Air Force Deployment Reintegration Research: Implications for Leadership Wendy Sullivan-Kwantes Angela R. Febbraro Ann-Renee Blais...TITLE AND SUBTITLE Air Force Deployment Reintegration Research: Implications for Leadership 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT...Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 DRDC Toronto TR 2004-149 i Abstract Expanding on previous research on the reintegration

  11. The Air Force Role in Low-Intensity Conflict (United States)


    American scrap steel in 1940 . The United States may have to apply force to guarantee access to the materials American industry needs and to ensure...Unwin Brothers Ltd ., 1940 ), 173. 4. Flight Lieutenant F. A . Skoulding, "With Z Unit in Somaliland," The Royal Air Force Quarterly (July 1931): 390 . 5...Since 1918," lecture given at the RAF Staff College, Andover, England, 1923 . 10 . N. N. Golovine , Air Strategy (London: Gae and Polden, Ltd ., 1936), 24

  12. United States Air Force Geophysics Scholar Program, 1982-1983. (United States)


    gold surface with < 0.1 eV of kinectic energy . The beam direction will be maintained at low energies by using a set of Helmholtz coils surrounding the...NATIONAL BUREAU Of STANDARDS 1963 A t II 1982-1983 LSAF/SCEEE AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS SCHOLAR PROGRAM conducted by Southeastern Center for Electrical ...Bolling Air Force Base Washington D.C. by Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education March 1984 IL ’a’ [ .1 Ai UNCLASSIFIED SECURITY

  13. Air Force Pilot Retention: A Look at 1996 (United States)


    PILOT RETENTION A LOOK AT 1996 BY COLONEL DANIEL F . CRUM DISTRIBUTIlON STATEMENT A: Approved f or public releasel distribution to un1ated. 7 APRIL the appropriate mli.tar- service or government agency. AIR FORCE PILOT RETENTION A LOOK AT 1996 AN INDIVIDUAL STUDY PROJECT by Colonel Daniel F . Crum...35 I ABSTRACT AUTHOR: Daniel F . Crum TITLE: Air Force Pilot Retention: A Look at 1996 FORMAT: Individual Study

  14. Supplemental site inspection for Air Force Plant 59, Johnson City, New York, Volume 1: Investigation report

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    Nashold, B.; Rosenblatt, D.; Hau, J. [and others


    This summary describes a Supplemental Site Inspection (SSI) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) at Air Force Plant 59 (AFP 59) in Johnson City, New York. All required data pertaining to this project were entered by ANL into the Air Force-wide Installation Restoration Program Information System (IRPIMS) computer format and submitted to an appropriate authority. The work was sponsored by the United States Air Force as part of its Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Previous studies had revealed the presence of contaminants at the site and identified several potential contaminant sources. Argonne`s study was conducted to answer questions raised by earlier investigations.

  15. United States Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program. 1985 Technical Report. Volume 3. (United States)


    Air Force materials with polution potential include jet fuel, deicer, different pesticides and Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF). Spills and leakage...L AD-Ai66 178 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAM 1/11 1985 TECHNICAL RE..(U) UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH R C DARRAH...EIIIIEEEIIIEEE 36 Ml ROCOPY RESOLUTION TEST CHART NtATIONdAL "URI4 OF SVAOAS - 963 -A j AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEAfjCH-- ;’’UNITEP.STATES A11R.-FORG

  16. Air System Information Management (United States)

    Filman, Robert E.


    I flew to Washington last week, a trip rich in distributed information management. Buying tickets, at the gate, in flight, landing and at the baggage claim, myriad messages about my reservation, the weather, our flight plans, gates, bags and so forth flew among a variety of travel agency, airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computers and personnel. By and large, each kind of information ran on a particular application, often specialized to own data formats and communications network. I went to Washington to attend an FAA meeting on System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) for the National Airspace System (NAS) ( NAS (and its information infrastructure, SWIM) is an attempt to bring greater regularity, efficiency and uniformity to the collection of stovepipe applications now used to manage air traffic. Current systems hold information about flight plans, flight trajectories, weather, air turbulence, current and forecast weather, radar summaries, hazardous condition warnings, airport and airspace capacity constraints, temporary flight restrictions, and so forth. Information moving among these stovepipe systems is usually mediated by people (for example, air traffic controllers) or single-purpose applications. People, whose intelligence is critical for difficult tasks and unusual circumstances, are not as efficient as computers for tasks that can be automated. Better information sharing can lead to higher system capacity, more efficient utilization and safer operations. Better information sharing through greater automation is possible though not necessarily easy.

  17. Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7) (United States)


    airframe, performance, flying qualities, and avionics . The program was highly visible, drawing the interest of the commander of AFMC, 3 General Bruce...Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala . (hereafter AFHRA). 2 Brfg (U), “Coordination/Approval Briefing for the Limited

  18. The Maharaja’s New AVTAAR: Air-Refuelling Strategy for the Indian Air Force (United States)


    and Lolita C Baldor , "Boeing gets $35 Billion Air Force Tanker Order," Aviation on NBC Feruary 24, 2011. (accessed March 23, 2013). Cassata, Donna, and Lolita C Baldor . "Boeing gets $35 Billion Air Force

  19. Army - Air Force Cooperation: Looking Backward to Move Forward (United States)


    30 Shape and Influence Security Environments...wars and battles are fought, it is not surprising that the Army and Air Force, each with their own culture and philosophies, can’t always agree. The...over the undue emphasis on defense over offense. The argument centered around the 32 Blumenfeld, AirLand Battle Doctrine, 13. 33 Ibid., 14. 15

  20. Aquifer-System Compaction and Land Subsidence: Measurements, Analyses, and Simulations-the Holly Site, Edwards Air Force Base, Antelope Valley, California (United States)

    Sneed, Michelle; Galloway, Devin L.


    Land subsidence resulting from ground-water-level declines has long been recognized as a problem in Antelope Valley, California. At Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), ground-water extractions have caused more than 150 feet of water-level decline, resulting in nearly 4 feet of subsidence. Differential land subsidence has caused sinklike depressions and earth fissures and has accelerated erosion of the playa lakebed surface of Rogers Lake at EAFB, adversely affecting the runways on the lakebed which are used for landing aircraft such as the space shuttles. Since 1990, about 0.4 foot of aquifer-system compaction has been measured at a deep (840 feet) borehole extensometer (Holly site) at EAFB. More than 7 years of paired ground-water-level and aquifer-system compaction measurements made at the Holly site were analyzed for this study. Annually, seasonal water-level fluctuations correspond to steplike variations in aquifer-system compaction; summer water-level drawdowns are associated with larger rates of compaction, and winter water-level recoveries are associated with smaller rates of compaction. The absence of aquifer-system expansion during recovery is consistent with the delayed drainage and resultant delayed, or residual, compaction of thick aquitards. A numerical one-dimensional MODFLOW model of aquitard drainage was used to refine estimates of aquifer-system hydraulic parameters that control compaction and to predict potential future compaction at the Holly site. The analyses and simulations of aquifer-system compaction are based on established theories of aquitard drainage. Historical ground-water-level and land-subsidence data collected near the Holly site were used to constrain simulations of aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence at the site for the period 1908?90, and ground-water-level and aquifer- system compaction measurements collected at the Holly site were used to constrain the model for the period 1990?97. Model results indicate that two thick

  1. A Bibliography of Selected Publications: Project Air Force, 5th Edition (United States)


    Neufer , B. Rostker. December 1976. for the Air Force’s Enlisted Force Management System. R-1977/4-AF. The Air Reserve Forces in the Total Force: R. G...2601-AF N- 1497-AF NEUFER , J.E. PHILLIPS, K. E. N- 1603 AF R-2017-AF R-3425-AF N- 1882-AF PINSKY, D. R-3113/1-AF SCHAHGALDIAN, N. N-1260-AF N-2165-AF...Simulation, Testing, and Analysis. A. L. Avionics Maintenance Jobs. M. B. Carpenter-Huffman, Hiebert. December 1978. J. E. Neufer , B. Rostker. December 1976

  2. Water Resources Investigations at Edwards Air Force Base since 1988 (United States)

    Sneed, Michelle; Nishikawa, Tracy; Martin, Peter


    Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in southern California (fig. 1) has relied on ground water to meet its water-supply needs. The extraction of ground water has led to two major problems that can directly affect the mission of EAFB: declining water levels (more than 120 ft since the 1920s) and land subsidence, a gradual downward movement of the land surface (more than 4 ft since the late 1920s). As water levels decline, this valuable resource becomes depleted, thus requiring mitigating measures. Land subsidence has caused cracked (fissured) runways and accelerated erosion on Rogers lakebed. In 1988, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, began investigations of the effects of declining water levels and land subsidence at EAFB and possible mitigation measures, such as the injection of imported surface water into the ground-water system. The cooperative investigations included data collection and analyses, numerical simulations of ground-water flow and land subsidence, and development of a preliminary simulation-optimization model. The results of these investigations indicate that the injection of imported water may help to control land subsidence; however, the potential ground-water-quality impacts are unknown.

  3. The Slippery Slope of Air Force Downsizing: A Strategy Connection (United States)


    Meinhart , Richard M. "Chapter 7 - National Military Strategies: 1990-2009." U.S. Army War College, n.d. National Security Strategy Archives. n.d...service can be seen in comparison. 3 Force structure follows military expenditures as associated with GDP. 11 Army and Marine Corps Force... Army or Marines, as resources become tighter, the Air Force will not have wartime increases from which to reduce. (see Figure 4-212). In FY2001 the

  4. An Unfolding Model of Voluntary Turnover of Air Force Reservists and Air National Guard Members (United States)


    was at the Civil Engineering School at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for a two week course on the management of Air Force installation maintenance ...Mount, M. K. (1996). Effects of impression management and self deception on the predicitive validity of personality constructs. Journal of Applied...While with the 320th Air Expeditionary Group, she served as the Chief of Maintenance Engineering. In August 2002, she entered the Graduate School of

  5. Quality Control Review of Air Force Audit Agency’s Special Access Program Audits (United States)


    22350-1500 December 9, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE SUBJECT: Quality Control Review of Air Force Audit Agency’s...appropriate internal quality control system in place and undergo an external peer review at least once every three years by reviewers independent of all matters relating to the audit work, the audit organization and the individual auditor whether government or public must be independent. AFAA

  6. The Author’s Guide to Writing Air Force Flight Test Center Technical Reports (United States)


    etc., was not accomplished, recommend IOT &E NOT evaluate the system until it has been qualified, or state limitations for IOT &E. The idea is that IOT must be entered in all capital letters. Figure C3 shows an example of the SF 298 with appropriate portion marking for a classified report. PREFACE...paragraph. Edwards Air Force Base Air Force Flight Test Center AUGUST 2009 AUTHOR’S GUIDE C-5 Figure C3 Example SF 298 in Classified

  7. RAND Project Air Force Annual Report 2008 (United States)


    Competency Development: Experience from Prince Sultan Air Base and Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia, by Laura Werber Castaneda , Lawrence M. Hanser, and...Company Carlos Slim Helú, Honorary Life Chairman, Grupo CARSO, S. A. de C. V. Donald Tang, Vice Chairman, Bear, Stearns & Company, Inc.; Chairman and

  8. Objective Lightning Forecasting at Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station using Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System Data (United States)

    Lambert, Winifred; Wheeler, Mark


    The 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) forecasters at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida include a probability of thunderstorm occurrence in their daily morning briefings. This information is used by personnel involved in determining the possibility of violating Launch Commit Criteria, evaluating Flight Rules for the Space Shuttle, and daily planning for ground operation activities on Kennedy Space Center (KSC)/CCAFS. Much of the current lightning probability forecast is based on a subjective analysis of model and observational data. The forecasters requested that a lightning probability forecast tool based on statistical analysis of historical warm-season (May - September) data be developed in order to increase the objectivity of the daily thunderstorm probability forecast. The tool is a set of statistical lightning forecast equations that provide a lightning occurrence probability for the day by 1100 UTC (0700 EDT) during the warm season. This study used 15 years (1989-2003) of warm season data to develop the objective forecast equations. The local CCAFS 1000 UTC sounding was used to calculate stability parameters for equation predictors. The Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System (CGLSS) data were used to determine lightning occurrence for each day. The CGLSS data have been found to be more reliable indicators of lightning in the area than surface observations through local informal analyses. This work was based on the results from two earlier research projects. Everitt (1999) used surface observations and rawinsonde data to develop logistic regression equations that forecast the daily thunderstorm probability at CCAFS. The Everitt (1999) equations showed an improvement in skill over the Neumann-Pfeffer thunderstorm index (Neumann 1971), which uses multiple linear regression, and also persistence and climatology forecasts. Lericos et al. (2002) developed lightning distributions over the Florida peninsula based on specific flow regimes. The


    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Siegfried Ripperger; Konrad Hein


    The vibration method represents a practical method for the measurement of adhesion forces and adhesion force distributions. This method causes sinusoidally altemating stresses and yields detachment and contact forces between particles and substrate of the same order of magnitude. Alternating contact forces of the vibration method can cause an adhesion force intensification through flattening of asperities. The measuring principle of the vibration method and the analysis of experimental results are described in the article. Normal adhesion forces (pull-off forces) are measured using the vibration method and the colloidal probe technique. The results of both methods show good agreement for small particle sizes. The influence of the detachment force direction is shown by comparing tangential and normal adhesion forces measured using particle reentrainment in a turbulent air flow and the vibration method, respectively. The surface roughness of the substrate and the relative humidity are shown to significantly influence the measured adhesion forces. For the calculation of the adhesion forces, an approach by Rabinovich was combined with approximations of plastic micro asperity flattening. The Rabinovich approach accounts for roughness effects on the van der Waals force by incorporating the rms roughness of the interacting surfaces. rms-values of the particles and substrates were measured with atomic force microscopy at different scanning areas.

  10. U.S. Air Force Physician Retention (United States)


    sustain the readiness of the active force and provide "Quality of Life" daily medical care to the members’ families? The maxim.,.m number of...have used a widely accepted motivaidon theory developed by Abraham Maslow . Accord- ing to Maslow , all Self humans live with a ctualization hierarchy of...Also, by satisfying the social needs of the new member, it is possible for him to move 31 further up his own pyramid and become a better satisfied

  11. Analysis and optimization of electromagnetic force compensation device for air floating suspension system%气浮悬挂系统电磁力补偿装置分析及优化

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    单晓杭; 黄航航


    针对气浮悬挂装置运动过程中的气压波动和惯性力补偿问题,提出一种电磁力补偿装置,通过钕铁硼磁体产生磁场,设计了合理的磁路。应用Maxwell对该装置进行磁场仿真,通过对比及分析,优化了导磁材料的尺寸和结构,使有效行程内气隙中磁感应强度保持恒定,控制线圈回路中的电流产生需要的电磁力,补偿气压力与目标力的差值和惯性力。%Aiming at air pressure fluctuation and redundant inertia force caused by the motion of air floating suspension system, this article proposes a electromagnetic force compensation device. NdFeB magnet was used for designing a proper magnetic circuit to generate magnetic field. Maxwell was used for simulating and analyzing the magnetic circuit of this mechanism. By comparison and analysis, the structures and sizes of magnetic conductive material was optimized, which can keep the same value of magnetic induction in the air gap within the effective stroke. This system can compensate the force difference between air pressure and desired firce and inertia force by controlling the current flowing though the coils.

  12. Force Structure: Better Information Needed to Support Air Force A-10 and Other Future Divestment Decisions (United States)


    fiscal constraints and a strategy-based, portfolio -wide review of alternatives. Air Force budget guidance for fiscal year 2015 stated that it...anticipated levels, the Air Force examined its entire portfolio and concluded, among other things, that the benefits of divesting the A-10...the ability of rescue groups to conduct CSAR in volatile environments. Figure 9 provides an example of a CSAR mission and the Sandy roles

  13. Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) Air Force facility (United States)

    Beck, David F.


    The Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) Program is an initiative within the US Air Force to acquire and validate advanced technologies that could be used to sustain superior capabilities in the area or space nuclear propulsion. The SNTP Program has a specific objective of demonstrating the feasibility of the particle bed reactor (PBR) concept. The term PIPET refers to a project within the SNTP Program responsible for the design, development, construction, and operation of a test reactor facility, including all support systems, that is intended to resolve program technology issues and test goals. A nuclear test facility has been designed that meets SNTP Facility requirements. The design approach taken to meet SNTP requirements has resulted in a nuclear test facility that should encompass a wide range of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) test requirements that may be generated within other programs. The SNTP PIPET project is actively working with DOE and NASA to assess this possibility.

  14. OCONUS Compliance Assessment Protocols Air Force Supplement (United States)


    effective - Nonconformance and Checking and Corrective Actions: assessing the installation’s compliance with regula- tory requirements and conformance with...below 100 °F (37.8 °C) and having a vapor pressure not exceeding 40 pounds per square inch, guage (psig) (2068 mm Hg) at 100 °F (37.8 °C). Flammable...accordance with the DOD 4500.9R, DTR (AFI 32-7086, para 2.7) - coordinates with the installation Force Protection Working Group and the HMMP team (see

  15. Air-water flow in subsurface systems (United States)

    Hansen, A.; Mishra, P.


    Groundwater traces its roots to tackle challenges of safe and reliable drinking water and food production. When the groundwater level rises, air pressure in the unsaturated Vadose zone increases, forcing air to escape from the ground surface. Abnormally high and low subsurface air pressure can be generated when the groundwater system, rainfall, and sea level fluctuation are favorably combined [Jiao and Li, 2004]. Through this process, contamination in the form of volatile gases may diffuse from the ground surface into residential areas, or possibly move into groundwater from industrial waste sites. It is therefore crucial to understand the combined effects of air-water flow in groundwater system. Here we investigate theoretically and experimentally the effects of air and water flow in groundwater system.

  16. 76 FR 75453 - Restricted Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL (United States)


    ... follows: Sec. 334.700 Choctawhatchee Bay, aerial gunnery ranges, Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base... Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Headquarters Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (a... Santa Rosa Island, Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (a) The areas. (1) The danger zone....

  17. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 14, Number 3, 2006 (United States)


    Preparatory School. SrA Jeremiah Celis, TSgt Harold Ackett and then-A1C Lee set up the Trimble 5700 Base Station and Trimble Trimark III Radio receiver...U.S. Air Forces in Europe is working dili- gently to ensure that all civil works are completed on time. MSgt John Lasky Air Force Print News...MSgt Harold Hailer, 27th FW EOD Flight Chief. “Capt Evans’ comrades will always remember the big smile he had on his face since setting off his

  18. Organizational Change in the United States Air Force (United States)


    organizational change on the part of the Air Force. This exploratory study analyzes the transition between the Cold War and post-Cold War periods to identify key variables in the organizational change process that might be susceptible to policy intervention. In particular, it highlights the importance of an external change agent in the form of a directed change in mission, or an internal change agent in the form of organizational learning, as essential factors in transforming the Air Force’s organizational strategy, which is the first step in

  19. DSB Task Force Report on Air Dominance: Executive Summary (United States)


    Goldstein Dr. Paul Kaminski Mr. Robert A. K. Mitchell Lt Gen George K. Muellner, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) ADM John Nathman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Mr...supremacy. Of interest, General Dwight Eisenhower brought forward an air campaign plan to General George Marshall in 1942 as part of his duties as the... Robert M. Stein Dr. Larry B. Stotts Mr. Roger Thrasher Mr. Lee Venturino Government Advisors Dr. Steve Bussolari Executive Secretaries Ms. Danielle

  20. United States Air Force Role in Mass Atrocity Response Operations (United States)


    through the lens of their own perspective. They cannot view the world objectively because of their own preconceptions : history, prejudices, ideology...initial stages of the genocide. Similarly, the RC-135’s ability to detect and locate those stations would provide the perfect target for strikes having...all levels. Air Force unit exercises would integrate air power, focusing on those specific tasks required in a MARO. These training exercises , in

  1. Looking to the Future of the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise (United States)


    8-Steps Dr. John Kotter is an American writer and educator from Harvard Business School writing many books on organizational structures and how to... Business Review Press. Kozak, W. (2009). LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay. Washington DC: Regenery Publishing Inc. Lambeth, B. S...end of the Cold War was Air Combat Command (ACC). The ICBMs would move out of ACC to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in 1993. A thorough review was

  2. United States Air Force Statistical Digest 1947, Second Annual Number (United States)


    ReeervlIIEnrolled for Training Received Tr~ining Reservist tursFlo1i’n Pilot During Air Force Hours Period and other Non- En- othar Non- En- Flown :in Peso -ve Date...BasicInstitution and Location ~ V Firat second Firat Second Firat seco ,"Total Year Year Total Year Year Total" Year Year 1 Second Air Forse ( COp.t1m1𔃻) 2

  3. Air Force Academy Aeronautics Digest - Fall 1979. (United States)


    around it. This geocentric system was first advanced by the Greeks, refined by Cladius Ptolemy (A.D. 200) and adopted as truth by the Church in Western...Europe (Ref. 2). This earth-centered system was staunchly supported until the sixteenth century when Nicolaus Copernicus began to develop a different...line of thought. Copernicus believed that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun in a heliocentric system and published his hypothesis in

  4. The "Family Tree" of Air Distribution Systems

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Nielsen, Peter V.


    that all the known types of air distribution systems are interconnected in a “family tree”. The influence of supplied momentum flow versus buoyancy forces is discussed, and geometries for high ventilation effectiveness are indicated as well as geometries for fully mixed flow. The paper will also show...

  5. Current Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Challenges (United States)


    keep patients alive that had holes through them from RPGs, shrapnel, 7.62, and multiple amputations ...Army MEDEVAC birds have similar countermeasures to Air Force Pavehawks, but lack any door guns whatsoever.14 The Pavehawks, flying with mini...with the Task Force TOC as they hit checkpoints, giving ETAs and routing for the next leg . Other‟s have Personnel Locator Beacons (PLBs), SATPHONEs

  6. 78 FR 17185 - U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test (United States)


    ... Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Space Command... inform users of an upcoming event related to the GPS satellite constellation. U.S. Air Force Space... process L2C or L5 CNAV. U.S. Air Force Space Command ] expects to conduct one to two CNAV tests per...

  7. Death by a Thousand Cuts: Micro-Air Vehicles (MAV) in the Service of Air Force Missions (United States)


    exotic approaches as air suction/injection along the wing surface (which might require micro -valves and micro - pumps ), wall heat transfer, or...AU/AWC/___/2001-4 AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: MICRO -AIR VEHICLES (MAV) IN THE SERVICE OF AIR FORCE MISSIONS by...Dates Covered (from... to) - Title and Subtitle Death by a thousand Cuts: Micro -Air Vehicles (MAV) in the Service of Air Force Missions Contract

  8. A review of Air Force high efficiency cascaded multiple bandgap solar cell research and development (United States)

    Rahilly, W. P.


    At the time of their conception, the cell stack systems to be discussed represent the best semiconductor materials combinations to achieve Air Force program goals. These systems are investigated thoroughly and the most promising systems, from the standpoint of high efficiency, are taken for further development with large area emphasized (at least 4 sq cm). The emphasis in the Air Force cascaded cell program is placed on eventual nonconcentrator application. This use of the final cell design considerably relieves the low resistance requirements for the tunnel junction. In a high concentration application the voltage drop across the tunnel junction can be a very serious problem.

  9. Environmental Assessment for Proposed Aircraft Replacement, 507th Tactical Air Control Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina (United States)


    7=1r LUIB MUM= 1ý14 . I.’D 󈨚 1 :-•.HC,• Tý4-7 DI-U’F_1 LAHILF__’ PFE ; ...4• - C, significant impact on the management of hazardous wraterfals, the...Detachment 1372, Air Force Audit Agency; the 2020th Information Systems Squadron; Field Training Detachment 307; and Detachment 9, Tactical

  10. Study on the evaluation and assessment system for the construction of medical selection system of Air Force flying cadets%空军飞行学员医学选拔体系评估指标研究

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    马新伟; 焦志刚; 罗永昌


    目的 构建飞行学员医学选拔体系评估指标,为完善我国空军飞行学员医学选拔理论和提高勤务组织工作效能提供科学依据. 方法 采用文献调查法、实地调研法和系统分析法,筛选评估指标要素,构建评估指标体系框架.在兼顾专家单位构成、专业构成和其对空军飞行学员医学选拔领域熟悉的基础上,遴选22名咨询专家,包括高级职称19名和机关人员3名.采用德尔菲(Delphi)专家问卷咨询法和层次分析法.按照德尔菲专家咨询要求,开展3轮专家咨询,每轮咨询过程持续25~35 d.根据专家意见和评分结果,对空军飞行学员医学选拔体系评估指标体系框架进行修改完善,确立评估指标体系和各级指标权重. 结果 ①发放调查问卷139份,问卷回收率90.65%,回收问卷有效率89.68%.20世纪80年代中后期以来,我国空军飞行学员医学选拔体系发展迅速,但仍存在组织管理效率低、规章制度不完善、专家队伍建设不合理和装备设备建设滞后等问题.②3轮德尔菲专家咨询问卷回收率分别为90.9%、95.0%和94.7%,协调系数分别为0.543、0.706、0.799,专家意见协调的可信度高(χ2=39.08、50.82、57.53,P<0.01).③确立了空军飞行学员医学选拔体系评估指标,下设5个一级指标、13个二级指标和35个三级指标.一级指标(组织建设、制度建设、队伍建设、装备建设、业务建设)权重分别为0.162、0.172、0.400、0.184、0.082,最终指标权重通过一致性检验(CR<0.1). 结论 本研究构建的一套飞行学员医学选拔体系评估指标,可为我国空军飞行学员医学选拔体系的评估、建设提供理论依据与参考.%Objective To establish the evaluation and assessment system for the construction of medical selection system of Air Force flying cadets and to provide references for improving the theory of Air Force cadets selection system and the work efficiency of

  11. Manual for THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jensen, Steen Solvang; Ketzel, Matthias; Brandt, Jørgen

    The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS.......The report provides an outline of the THOR-AirPAS - air pollution assessment system and a brief manual for getting started with the air quality models and input data included in THOR-AirPAS....

  12. Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Milestones 2008 (United States)


    develop a unique measurement platform employing tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy ( TDLAS ). The TDLAS platform provides a novel approach to...conduct research in the exploration and development of fundamental hypersonic aerospace technologies. TDLAS experiments are scheduled for three expects that the TDLAS measurement platform will achieve Technology Readiness Level 6 status (i.e., system/subsystem model or prototype

  13. U.S. Air Force Energy Program (United States)


    Winglets Manufacturing Methods Propulsion Integration Alt Fuels Analysis New Efficient Engines Legacy Aircraft Energy Harvesting Weight-optimized... Composites Notional Energy S&T Roadmap Aerodynamics A roadmap of science and technology focus areas to optimize energy efficiency in current, next...SFC 35%) Advanced Materials and Composites High Temperature Materials (2700o F) Model Based Design Adaptive Smart Aircraft Power Systems Energy

  14. Computer Applications for Air Force Construction Management. (United States)


    revolutionary approach in lieu of proven natural ability and skills. 4 Fayol (1908) analyzed his daily executive experiences and took the scientific...Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1968. 39. Lucas Henry C., Jr., Why Information Systems Fail, Columbia University Press, New York, 1975. 40

  15. Customized Learning: Potential Air Force Applications (United States)


    talents, and interests— while they also gather evidence to show that they are meeting academic expectations. (Clark, 2003, p. 12) Taking a highly...figures). The emotional element looks at academic motivation (need to achieve academic success), responsibility, persistence, and need for struc- ture...relate that the system enhances key teacher-student functions, such as automatic grading, checking for plagiarism , discussion boards, and a shared

  16. STS-67 landing at Edwards Air Force Base (United States)


    The drag chute is fully deployed in this view of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it completes a mission of almost 17 days duration in space on runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. Landing occurred at 1:46 p.m. (EST), March 18, 1995.

  17. STS-66 landing at Edwards Air Force Base (United States)


    The main landing gear is on the ground and the nose gear is about to touch down as the Space Shuttle Atlantis heads toward a stop at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California, ending a successful 10 day, 22 hour and 34 minute space mission. Landing occured at 7:34 a.m. (PST), November 14, 1994.

  18. Prevalence of Careerism among U.S. Air Force Officers (United States)


    1978), 18. 16. Bruce W. Tuckman , "Getting at the Attitudes Problem: Career Development and the Affective Domain," in 90 Career Education: A Lifelong...Hypercareerism. ............................ 16 Measurement of Attitudes................... 17 A Linking Model ............................ 19 Notes... Model with Examples ........... 19 Table 1 Sample Distribution for 1985 Air Force Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview Prototype

  19. Sustaining the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Mission (United States)


    see Owen B. Toon, Alan Robock, and Richard P. Turco , “Environmental Con- sequences of Nuclear War,” Physics Today, December 2008, pp. 37–42, for a...Owen B., Alan Robock, and Richard P. Turco , “Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War,” Physics Today, December 2008, pp. 37–42. U.S. Air Force

  20. Post-Service Utilization of Air Force-Gained Skills. (United States)

    Winkler, Anthony J.; Thompson, Paul D.

    More complete information is needed to determine the extent of utilization in the civilian economy of skills developed during military service. Post-service occupation data have been obtained through a questionnaire mailed ten months after separation to each first-term Air Force enlisted man separated between 1 July 1968 and 31 March 1970. As of…

  1. Devils in the Dialogue: The Air Force and Congress (United States)


    the KC-135 replacement has put considerable pressure on the relationship between the Air Force and Congress. Perceptions of dishonesty and lack of...congressional committee and personal staff, political scientists, lobbyists, and news media.213 Despite the academic introduction given by LL and the GAI

  2. The Economics of Air Force Medical Service Readiness (United States)


    Andi Vinyard Col Arnyce Pock Denise Comfort Air Force Medical Operating Agency, Arlington, Virginia Col JoAnne McPherson Lt Col Brenda Hanes Maj Shawn...Patrick Wesley (and staff) Office of the Army Surgeon General Col Daryl Spencer Herb Coley Ramona Bacon 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas Maj Gen

  3. Absenteeism Among Air Force Active Duty and Civilian Personnel. (United States)


    address monetary incentives in relation to absence Frequency and this is an area For Future investigation. Central life interest is also a promising area...8217 -:Department of the Air Force. Leave and Administrative Absence Policu . AFR 35-9. Washington DC: Hq USAF, 7Aug 1981. Dubin, Robert and Lyman W

  4. Air Force B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber (United States)


    Congressional Research Service 7 Industrial Base Northrop Grumman intends to build the B-21 at its facilities at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA, which, March 2, 2016. 32 A useful discussion of these issues can be found in Andrew Hunter , “Long Range Strike: 3 Lessons from Defense

  5. Installation Development Environmental Assessment at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois (United States)


    part of the Proposed Action relative to sustainable building concepts. Where possible, the Air Force will incorporate sustainable building concepts...prOji;!Ct proponents to incorporate sustainable building ~:om:cpts into its construction asld renovation plans. These concepts may include the nse of

  6. How DLA’s Supply Performance Affects Air Force Readiness (United States)


    used by the Air Force, Navy, and Army, as well) are described in a paper by Victor J. Presutti, Jr., and Richard C. Trepp , "More Ado About wholesale safety-level requirements for consumables were to be computed. The basic approach of the Presutti/ Trepp method is to minimize ordering

  7. Shaping an Air Force: A Chief’s Perspective (United States)


    from the United States Air Force Academy in 1998. Following a casual status assignment to Moody AFB, Georgia , he graduated from Specialized...military and political science from Duke University in 1970, and taught as an associate professor of history at his alma mater.2 Prior to command

  8. San Antonio Creek Restoration, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California (United States)


    constrictor Racer Potential Masticophis lateralis Chaparral whipsnake Potential Lampropeltis getula California kingsnake Observed Pituophis catenifer...Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California , Santa Barbara. Grant, C. 1978a. Chumash: Introduction . In California , edited by Robert F. Heizer, pp...Final Draft Environmental Assessment San Antonio Creek Restoration Vandenberg Air Force Base California

  9. Objective Lightning Forecasting at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station using Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System Data (United States)

    Lambert, Winfred; Wheeler, Mark; Roeder, William


    The 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) at Cape Canaveral Air-Force Station (CCAFS)ln Florida issues a probability of lightning occurrence in their daily 24-hour and weekly planning forecasts. This information is used for general planning of operations at CCAFS and Kennedy Space Center (KSC). These facilities are located in east-central Florida at the east end of a corridor known as 'Lightning Alley', an indication that lightning has a large impact on space-lift operations. Much of the current lightning probability forecast is based on a subjective analysis of model and observational data and an objective forecast tool developed over 30 years ago. The 45 WS requested that a new lightning probability forecast tool based on statistical analysis of more recent historical warm season (May-September) data be developed in order to increase the objectivity of the daily thunderstorm probability forecast. The resulting tool is a set of statistical lightning forecast equations, one for each month of the warm season, that provide a lightning occurrence probability for the day by 1100 UTC (0700 EDT) during the warm season.

  10. Advanced Robotics for Air Force Operations (United States)


    C’RA&I JUStifti~l; By Availabilty Codes Djst j AvIl !dor NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1989 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this...assemblies and aircraft maintenance based on individual design engines. (See Figures 2-21 to 2-23.) and usage and are processed through the then scheduled into the backlog of orders in the system. Optimization programs can be included to maximize material usage and minimize scrap. The

  11. AMRAAM - The Air-to-Air Force Multiplier. (United States)


    fighter be required to continually "illuminate" the target with its radar until missile impact as is currently the case with the Sparrow. With nearly...this may not be the case ! Uke any new system, initially there will limits in the number of missiles available. Planned production of AMRAAM is...75 of the first 180 missiles built in Lot I of production (FY 1987). 20 %A0.; L I-: .1* NOTES- -CONTINUED 7 Major John R. Pinnel , "A History of

  12. The Effects of Tenure and Task Orientation on Air Force Program Manager’s Role Stress (United States)


    related jobs. These jobs are con- ducive to low tenure policies because organizacional dis- ruption is minimal when individuals rotate. Other jobs...During Weapon System Acquisition Life Cycle." Unpublished master’s thesis, SLSR 6-75B, School of Systems and Logis- tics , Air Force Institute of

  13. Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal and Reuse of Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan (United States)


    Boom Impact Technology, Human Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, Brooks Air Force B&se, Texas 78235-5000. Frerichs, R.R., B.L. Beeman , and A.H...regarding the People is niehigee. bes-t "it acot. fTm truly. ty o -~~ c - ~ tm~w; "isgl matte ass Donald W. niews*. Jr.. Jam" Muscle. Cart Lewis. lPreeldeet...Honorable Donald Riegle U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable James Barcia The Honorable Joseph Knollenberg State of Michigan Officials Governor

  14. Final Environmental Assessment: To Relocate Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Administrative Complex at Eglin Air Force Base (United States)


    Trips PM10E = .0022 * Trips COE = .262 * Trips Year 2010 and beyond: VOCE = .012 * Trips NOxE = .013 * Trips PM10E = .0022 * Trips COE...Air Force Base, Florida To convert from pounds per day to tons per year: VOC (tons/yr) = VOCE * DPYII/2000 NOx (tons/yr) = NOxE * DPYII/2000

  15. United States Air Force Statistical Digest, Fiscal Year 1979, Thirty-Fourth Edition (United States)


    Force Simpson Historical Research Center Air Force Service Information and News Center Air Force Intelligence Service. Air Force Inspection and Saftey ...Examination (Standard Form 88); physical inspections of food handlers or barbers are not included nor are examina- tions of personnel who are ill

  16. Forced-air warming discontinued: periprosthetic joint infection rates drop

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Scott D. Augustine


    Full Text Available Several studies have shown that the waste heat from forced-air warming (FAW escapes near the floor and warms the contaminated air resident near the floor. The waste heat then forms into convection currents that rise up and contaminate the sterile field above the surgical table. It has been shown that a single airborne bacterium can cause a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI following joint replacement surgery. We retrospectively compared PJI rates during a period of FAW to a period of air-free conductive fabric electric warming (CFW at three hospitals. Surgical and antibiotic protocols were held constant. The pooled multicenter data showed a decreased PJI rate of 78% following the discontinuation of FAW and a switch to air-free CFW (n=2034; P=0.002. The 78% reduction in joint implant infections observed when FAW was discontinued suggests that there is a link between the waste FAW heat and PJIs.

  17. Evaluation of Sulfide Control by Air-Injection in Sewer Force Mains: Field and Laboratory Study

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    Juan T. García


    Full Text Available Chemical and biological processes consume dissolved oxygen (DO in urban wastewater during transportation along sewer systems. Anaerobic conditions (DO < 0.2 mg/L are easily reached, leading to sulfide (S2− generation. Release of free sulfide, hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S, from the liquid to the gaseous phase, causes odor, corrosion of pipes and supposes a risk for health of people working in sewers. These issues get worse in force mains, due to inability to take oxygen from the gaseous phase of pipe. Air injection is a suggested practice to control H2S emission in force mains. That technique aims to keep aerobic conditions in wastewater in order to avoid sulfide generation and favor a decrease of Biochemical Organic Demand (BOD. However, several force mains with air injection are not achieving their goals due to a limited oxygen transfer. Field measurements of dissolved oxygen in urban wastewater are presented in an existing force main with air injection during the summer of 2014 in the southeast of Spain. A laboratory scale model is constructed to quantify two-phase flow conditions in pipe due to air injection for different incoming flows rates of water and air. Particularly, for the case of plug flow, also known as elongated bubble flow. Velocity field measurement of water phase in laboratory allows estimating turbulent diffusivity of oxygen in the water, Em, and inter-phase mass transfer coefficient KL(T. In the laboratory, flow and air depth, bubble length, water velocity field, pressure inside force main and water and airflow rates are determined experimentally. These variables are used to assess DO in water phase of force main by comparison with those obtained from field measurements. This work allows assessing air injection efficiency in wastewater, and, therefore, to predict DO in wastewater in force mains.

  18. The Air Force Processes for Approving Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Single-Award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity Contracts Need Improvement (United States)


    IDIQ contract may be used to acquire supplies and services when the exact times and quantities of future deliveries are not known at the time of...Force Processes for Approving Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Single‑Award Indefinite‑ Delivery Indefinite‑Quantity Contracts Need...0147.000) │ i Results in Brief The Air Force Processes for Approving Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Single-Award Indefinite- Delivery Indefinite

  19. Air Force Civil Engineer Center Management of Energy Savings Performance Contracts Needs Improvement (United States)


    generated a database of trained Air Force personnel. Air Force Energy Office officials stated that they did not reach out to DOE-FEMP to track Air Force...completed, and terminated Air Force energy -savings performance-contract projects. The database should include, but not be limited to, appropriate...Force Civil Engineer Center Management of Energy Savings Performance Contracts Needs Improvement M A Y 4 , 2 0 1 6 Report No. DODIG-2016-087 Mission

  20. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 11, Number 4, Winter 2003 (United States)


    and MSgt Paul Fazzini, AMC/PA, Scott AFB, Ill. Above: Members of the 615th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif., erect tents on Naval Air...Col Jeffrey Pitchford , commander of the 16th CES, at Aviano AB, Italy. Both were members of the advance on-site team sent to Diyarbakir to do initial...joined Lt Col Pitchford and SMSgt Dewar in Diyarbakir. They were the first CE forces at the Diyarbakir site, arriving in mid-February to begin their

  1. Initiative in Soviet Air Force Tactics and Decision Making. (United States)


    to operate with the GCI operators. The Jay Bird radar in 1970 gave Fishbed S""pilots a better picture of the fight. In 1971 the MiG-23 entered service...N.Y., Leites Nathan, edited by Derek Leebeart, edie bty. 9. Asher Lee,The Sovie Air Force, Gerald Duckworth and Co. , London, 1950. 10. Chernitskiy...Barbarossa to Stalingrad," in Lee, Asher , L Soviet AI_ and Rocket Forces, Praeger, NY, 1959. 53. Werth Alexander, R at War, 1941-1945, Berrie and

  2. Steady Thermal Field Simulation of Forced Air-cooled Column-type Air-core Reactor

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    DENG Qiu; LI Zhenbiao; YIN Xiaogen; YUAN Zhao


    Modeling the steady thermal field of the column-type air-core reactor,and further analyzing its distribution regularity,will help optimizing reactor design as well as improving its quality.The operation mechanism and inner insulation structure of a novel current limiting column-type air-core reactor is introduced in this paper.The finite element model of five encapsulation forced air-cooled column type air-core reactor is constructed using Fluent.Most importantly,this paper present a new method that,the steady thermal field of reactor working under forced air-cooled condition is simulated without arbitrarily defining the convection heat transfer coefficient for the initial condition; The result of the thermal field distribution shows that,the maximum steady temperature rise of forced air-cooled columntype air-core reactor happens approximately 5% to its top.The law of temperature distribution indicates:In the 1/3part of the reactor to its bottom,the temperature will rise rapidly to the increasing of height,yet the gradient rate is gradually decreasing; In the 5 % part of the reactor to its top,the temperature will drop rapidly to the increasing of height; In the part between,the temperature will rise slowly to the increasing of height.The conclusion draws that more thermal withstand capacity should be considered at the 5 % part of the reactor to its top to achieve optimal design solution.

  3. A comparison of innovative air pollution control technology demonstrations at McClellan Air Force Base

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    Chapman, T.E. [BDM Federal, McClellan AFB, CA (United States); Mook, P.H. Jr.; Wong, K.B. [SM-ALC/EMR, McClellan AFB, CA (United States)


    McClellan Air Force Base (AFB), located near Sacramento, California, is one of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s National Environmental Technology Test Sites. As part of the on-going environmental clean-up of McClellan AFB, the US Air Force has evaluated several innovative and conventional technologies for the treatment of vapor phase volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This paper presents an overview and comparison of the cost and performance of seven innovative technologies tested at McClellan AFB. McClellan AFB has found conventional off-gas treatment technologies to be effective but costly. Operation and maintenance (O and M) costs for treatment systems are increasingly becoming a major component of the environmental clean-up budget. The cost and performance of photolytic destruction, titanium dioxide photocatalytic oxidation, advanced polymer absorption media, flameless thermal oxidation, non-thermal plasma destruction, electron-beam destruction, and an advanced regenerative adsorption system are presented. Destruction removal efficiencies for VOCs have ranged from greater than 99.9 percent for flameless thermal oxidation to zero for the advanced polymer absorption media. Like the conventional technologies in use, all of the innovative technologies tested have been shown to be effective for treating a wide range of vapor phase contaminants, but each is only cost effective over limited range of off-gas concentrations. Some of the innovative technologies evaluated were found not to be useful over a wide range of contaminants or too costly to operate at their current stage of development. For example, titanium dioxide photocatalytic oxidation cannot effectively treat chlorinated VOCs in off-gas streams that contain moderate amounts of long-chain hydrocarbons.

  4. 76 FR 57026 - Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting (United States)


    ... Force Research Laboratory overview focusing on the Air Force Science and Technology plan emphasizing... challenges amid new era of defense policy and lessons learned from challenged acquisition programs;...

  5. Eielson Air Force Base Operable Unit 2 baseline risk assessment

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    Lewis, R.E.; Jarvis, T.T.; Jarvis, M.R.; Whelan, G.


    Operable Unit 2 at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) near Fairbanks, is one of several operable units characterized by petroleum, oil, and lubricant contamination, and by the presence of organic products floating at the water table, as a result of Air Force operations since the 1940s. The base is approximately 19,270 acres in size, and comprises the areas for military operations and a residential neighborhood for military dependents. Within Operable Unit 2, there are seven source areas. These source areas were grouped together primarily because of the contaminants released and hence are not necessarily in geographical proximity. Source area ST10 includes a surface water body (Hardfill Lake) next to a fuel spill area. The primary constituents of concern for human health include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Monitored data showed these volatile constituents to be present in groundwater wells. The data also showed an elevated level of trace metals in groundwater.

  6. Resilient Airmen: Pacific Air Forces’ Critical Enabler (United States)


    charged with seeking 11innovation that maxi - mizes the use of Total Force resources.൘ Equipping our forces with these new systems and capabilities in...know others, and know your en- vironment. This awareness includes strengths, resources, and assets at your disposal, as well as weaknesses , problems

  7. Culture Wars: Air Force Culture and Civil-Military Relations (United States)


    war-fighting domains, unique subcultures have developed within insulated commands. Then–Chief of Staff of the Air Force Merrill Mc- Peak lamented...feasibility of economic sanctions as a defensive policy.38 In conversations with former CJCS Admiral William Crowe , Powell likewise advocated a...vetting all tar- gets in Baghdad.97 Glosson and his team complained to the CSAF, Gen Merrill McPeak, who took it up with Powell, ultimately to be

  8. Operationalizing Offensive Social Engineering for the Air Force (United States)


    for the Air Force Bryan E. Skarda, B.S. Major, USAF Approved: /signed/ 5 Mar 2008 Dr. Robert Mills (Chairman) date /signed/ 5 Mar 2008 Dr. Dennis...advisor, Dr. Robert Mills, for his patience and subtle course corrections that kept me going down the right path. Also, to Maj Paul Williams for his...Jan 2005. 12. Borgatti, Steve. “Introduction to Grounded Theory”. 13. Cialdini , R. B. and B. J. Sagarin. Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Per

  9. Annual US Air Force Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Report, 1995. (United States)


    This report evaluates the 1995 US Air Force (USAF) Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( STD ) Prevention and Control Program. The report analyzes data from...88 medical treatment facilities worldwide and compares 1995 data with that from 1992-94. The 1995 USAF active duty total STD incidence rate was 7.64...cases per 1,000 personnel. This rate represents a 18.9% decline from the 1994 reported STD incidence rate of 9.41 per 1,000 personnel. Among active

  10. Drainage Canal Survey, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii (United States)


    der, The Water Encyclopedia, Second Edition, Chelsea, Michigan, Lewis Publishers, 1990. 4. Manahan , Stanley E., Environmental Chemistry , Fifth...OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE L B2402 E Drive ABrooks Air Force Base, TX 78235P1I14 "• B ELECTEO P 0 •p3193 ER March 1993 A T Final...EDWARD F. MAHER, Col, USAF, BSC Environmental Engineer Consultant Chief, Bioenvironmental Engineering Division Form Approved REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

  11. Wastewater Characterization Survey, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho (United States)


    Water Pollution Control, Second Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1989. 4. Manahan , Stanley E., Environmental Chemistry , Fifth Edition, Chelsea, Michigan...OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE 0 BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIVISION2402 E Drive Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5114 G March...Royal Road, Springfield VA 22161. DARRIN L. CURTIS, Capt, USAF, BSC EDWARD F. MAHER, Col, USAF, BSC Environmental Engineer Consultant Chief

  12. Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment (United States)


    environment, the French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre , som- berly remarking on the universe in general, postulated that, “Existence precedes essence,” that... Paul Sartre , with a little bit of Woody Allen thrown in. One advantage of being the commander of the History Support Office is that the Air Force...Development of Modern Aviation (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul , 1968), pp 47-97; Robert Schlaifer, Development of Aircraft Engines (Boston: Harvard

  13. Economies of Scale in Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (United States)


    LSH Chesis Feedback), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 4S433. . Did this research contribute to a current Air Force project? a. Yes b. No 2. Do you believe... coefficient relating GRADS to COST. The second model tested was a quadratic relationship between average cost and graduate pilots, COST = A + B(GRADS) + C... coefficient of GRADSSQ. In this model, the independent variables were entered into the equation in a stepwise manner. In other words, the computer program

  14. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 16, Number 2, 2008 (United States)


    Information Modeling “Red Bulls” at Gitmo Green Roofs Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of...reduce their energy cost, increase the life span of their roofs, and improve the quality of their environment. The Air Force and Green Roofs There...plants mature and become fully established. Pros & Cons of Green Roofs Vegetative roofs are not cheap; there is a large initial investment. Life

  15. Developing Air Force Strategic Leadership - A Career Long Process (United States)


    than buying next-generation vehicles or developing new training. It’s giving more people access to what they’re doing and thinking.” 149 For... Millennials .’ 153 In 2001, the Air Force recognized the different learning style of Generation X and adapted the teaching methodology at SOS. The changes... millennials . A February 2010 PEW Research Center report highlighted the technological focus of millennials . Millennials consider themselves

  16. Reinventing the Wheel: Structuring Air Forces for Foreign Internal Defense (United States)


    150. of the SAWC was changed to place training third in 22 CADRE PAPER priority, behind development of COIN doctrine and 42. Samuel B. Griffith. ed...Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1979. Special Operations in US Strategy. Edited by Frank R. Barnett, B. Hugh Tovar , and Richard H. Shultz...Edited by Peter Paret. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986. Mao Tse-tung on Guerrilla Warfare. Edited and translated by Samuel B

  17. The Air Force in Space, Fiscal Year 1962 (United States)


    national space program. Thus, in a letter to Secretary Gilpatric in June 1962, NASA chief James Webb acknowledged that ’, people and interests concerned...methods:22 I view this situation with alarm particularly as it may affect the future. Although we have been able to Amish extremely detailed information... people regarding the tech- nical feasibility and operational capability of Midas." The division proposed that the Air Force establish an in-house

  18. Air Force Enlisted Personnel Retention-Accession Model. (United States)


    axes are made, with the implcation that they are career choices. In this model, corner or interior solutions may occur with interior or mixed career...with the enlistment data for mental category IV and high school 32 ...... *1 non-graduates, suggests that for all practical purposes the Air Force...the full information available and should, other things equal, provide the best point estimates. Except for the 1959-1967 period, the point estimate

  19. The United States Air Force Academy: A Bibliography: 1968 - 1972 (United States)


    University of Denver, 1969. 209 1. (Spec. Coll. UGB 861 Z7) 34 PART XII GRADUATES AIR FORCE REGULATIONS 284 AFR 36-7. Legal education...Indoctrination 10355 Merit lists 10356 Organization 10330 Wing strength 10354 Marihuana incidents 10912 Marriage of cadet 10326...10417 Marihuana incidents 10912 Marine Corps and airman students being taught same course as midshipmen 10422 Medical school, graduates who enter

  20. Fiscal Year 2012 United States Air Force Agency Financial Report (United States)


    equipment. The Air Force recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending development of an effective...Legend for Valuation Methods: LAC = Latest Acquisition Cost NRV = Net Realizable Value MAC = Moving Average Cost SP = Standard Price LCM...AFWCF recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable inventory and OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending development of an effective means of

  1. U.S. Air Force Annual Financial Statement 2010 (United States)


    equipment. The Air Force recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending development of an effective...Latest Acquisition Cost NRV = Net Realizable Value MAC = Moving Average Cost SP = Standard Price LCM = Lower of Cost or Market AC = Actual...S. The AFWCF recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable inventory and OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending development of an

  2. Understanding Country Planning: A Guide for Air Force Component Planners (United States)


    day -to- day activities designed to engage specific partners and build relationships that pave the way for greater security. In the past, these types of...development of this report, particularly the last day of the Air Force Building Partnerships Conference. The RAND study team presented a briefing on...of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2001, pp. 151–152. 6 McGuire and Silvia refer to this as the fragile nature of

  3. Challenges of Enterprise Wide AM for Air Force Sustainment (United States)


    of material quality as a critical aerospace component . The other military Services, industry and academia also are working to address many of these...Ohio. N o one challenges the massive poten- tial of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for high-tech aerospace components . It is a cost-effective, tool-less...readiness and availability. For the Air Force, the challenge is how to safely implement the technology for critical flight components and smartly

  4. Air Force Project Risk Management - The Impact of Inconsistent Processes (United States)


    PROCESSES Eric J. Perez, BS Captain, USAF Committee Membership: Lt Col K.F. Oyama Chair Dr. R. David Fass ambiguous direction, cognitive biases, flawed practices, and inadequate tools. To investigate whether this is the case, a pool of twenty...interviews, must overcome the restrictions imposed by an Air Force deployment. Considering that a large enough pool of subjects may not be available on a

  5. Feasibility of United States Air Force Finite Element Model Center (United States)


    wish to be removed from our mailing list, or if the addressee is no longer employed by your organization please notify AFWAL/ FIBRA , Wright-Patterson...ORGANIZATION FaIr Aylible) Flight Dynamics Laboratory (AFWAL/ FIBRA ) Failure Analysis Associates Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories 6c. ADDRESS...TELEPHONE (Include Area Code) 22c. OFFICE SYMBOL Vipperla B. Venkayya , (513) 255-7191 AFWAL/ FIBRA DD Form 1473, JUN 86 Previous edt/or, are obsolete

  6. Air Force Strategic Planning: Past, Present, and Future (United States)


    most influential documents came from far- sighted visionaries operating outside of formal channels, official documents proved critical in a different...corporate view of the future. It was not based on individuals.”102 Indeed, Ryan believed that Global Engagement was “fundamentally sound ” and “a good...ultimately released in 2000.113 As a process, the crafting of America’s Air Force Vision 2020 generally receives lower marks than Fogleman’s Global

  7. Managing the Air Force’s Most Important Resource (United States)


    the Selective Early Retirement Board is for lieutenant colonels that have been twice deferred for promotion and for colonels who have four years time...VSP and considered by the Selective Early Retirement Board, also experienced the same issues, except these individuals were closer to retirement at...Selective Early Retirement Board, the Air Force accepted volunteers in 2008, and canceled the boards and non-voluntary separations,11 resulting in more

  8. Air Force Research Laboratory Success Stories. A Review of 2003 (United States)


    operational utility for Air Force warriors aboard multiple aircraft. These inputs provided the basis for the IPNVG program. New Microdisplay...astrophysics and plasma physics. He was also the winner of the 1998 Allis Prize, awarded by the American Physical Society , for his work on ionized...reduction in cruise missile engine cost and weight. Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. (MiTi®) of Albany, New York, and Williams International (Wl

  9. Implementing an Air Force Major Command-Level EMS (United States)


    default.aspx 12 Structure I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 13 A7C Portal\\.~ ••• • U.S. AIR FORCE CE Playbooks "" A f=iles... standar d to standard ize env ironmental programs across the Com mand as the starting point fo r an integrated ESOH platform on the portal. Elem ents

  10. The United States Air Force Academy: A Bibliography 1954 - 1964 (United States)


    thumbs down on modernistic Air Force Academy, Bsns Wk 54ff, 23 July 1955. 270 Construction of AF Academy stalled, ArNavAF Jour 92:1365, 16 July...for Washington in May, AF Times 20:2, 2 April 1960. 1143 Academy cancels plans to make own bread , Sen subcom; bakery and dairy Indus reprs...Academy from making own ice cream, bread and pastry, NY Times 21:7, 19 August 1957. Senator Allott gives Eisenhower medal commemorating Academy

  11. Gerontology Nurses: Are They Needed in the Air Force? (United States)


    Nurse Administration, Education 16 Community Health Nursing 12 Midwifery II. Public Health Nursing 10 Cardio-Vascular Nursing 7 Nurse Science 4...gerontology prepare nurses in the role of clinician, educator, administrator or practitioner. A big focus of the masters programs is on community services...have Identified a need for gerontology nursing in their communities and have established masters programs in this new field. Should the Air Force

  12. Processo de congelamento em túnel portátil com convecção forçada por exaustão e insuflação para paletes Freezing process evaluation using a portable forced air system with air evacuation and air blowing in pallets

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho propôs a montagem experimental de um túnel portátil de congelamento por ar forçado composto por um ventilador que produz uma região de alta ou baixa pressão em um palete com produto, onde se pode avaliar o processo com a utilização de insuflação, exaustão de ar e uma combinação mista destes dois processos. O equipamento foi alocado no interior de uma câmara de estocagem de produtos congelados, buscando-se melhorar a distribuição do ar, potencializando-se a troca térmica entre o ar e o produto. Durante o congelamento, foram comparados os processos e analisada a transferência de calor entre o ar de resfriamento e o produto em diferentes posições e camadas do palete, bem como a distribuição do ar de resfriamento em circulação ao redor do produto. O processo de exaustão apresentou uma redução de 14% do tempo para o congelamento em relação à insuflação e 10% em relação ao misto.The objective of this work is to build an experimental portable forced-air freezing tunnel which creates a low or high pressure region surrounding the product. Comparative studies with air exhausting and blowing were conducted. The tunnel was built and placed inside a freezing product storage chamber, and the objective was to improve the air circulation and the thermal distribution between the product and cold air for a sample batch left inside the chamber. A heat transfer analysis comparing the process and the air distribution around the product was performed. The air evacuation process reduced up to 14% of the freezing time in relation to the blowing system and 10% in relation to the mixed system.

  13. Environmental Assessment for the Solar Photovoltaic Array at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (United States)


    Resources  No known cultural resources are located in the vicinity of the project area. However, in the event that additional archaeological ...Its primary function is to support research and development of conventional weapons and electronic systems, as well as individual and joint training... weapons , navigation and guidance systems, Command and Control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems. The 96 TW performs development

  14. Estimating playa lake flooding: Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA (United States)

    French, Richard H.; Miller, Julianne J.; Dettling, Charles R.


    Playa, or terminal lakes are essentially flat surfaces with minimal topographic relief, and they are common in most semi and arid-environments. Both ground and surface waters can accumulate within a terminal basin and result in flooding of the playa. Within the boundaries of Edwards Air Force Base, located in Southern California, there are four playas: Rosamond, Buckhorn, Rogers, and Rich Dry Lakes. The Rosamond and Rogers playas are currently and have historically been used as runways, taxiways, and industrial areas by the US Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A flood assessment of Rogers Dry Lake was mandated due to Air Force regulations concerning delineation of 100-year flood hazard zones, and US Federal regulations, which specify that playas are 100-year special flood hazard zones. From an environmental viewpoint, when water is present, playa lakes can also provide habitat for migratory birds. There is neither guidance nor a generally accepted approach for identifying flood hazards on playas. Therefore, an approach was developed to determine the 100-year regulatory floodplain associated with a dry lakebed, and this approach was used to define tile regulatory floodplain on Rogers and Rich Dry Lakes. This paper describes the application of the method developed to estimate the regulatory 100-year depth of water on Roger and Rich Dry Lakes.

  15. Building Combat Strength through Logistics: Translating the New Air Force Logistics Concept of Operations into Action (United States)


    Monica, California, in May 87 to define an Air Force game plan for implementing CLOUT. (11:9-15) This effort was later superceded by the AFLOGCON...LOGISTS - - P/60 SYSTEM ADtMINLOGISflCS /Go.. READINESS I ADAM III If CENTER L ---- - - - -. THEATER MOBa Name, WTrU SBSS RE7TAIL WrA"i,0 SATELLITE USERS

  16. Design of a Prototype Microcomputer Driven Training Device for an Air Force Maintenance School (United States)


    digital system." 3. Kargo, Donald W. and Steffen, Dale A. Performance Training Carrel for Electronics Principles Course, Sept 76, AFHRL-TR 76-62(1), pg 1...June 1977 Kargo, Donald W. and Steffen, Dale A. Performance Training Corral for Electronics Principles Course, AFHRL-TR 76-62(i), Air Force Human

  17. An Inventory and Safety Stock Analysis of Air Force Medical Service Pharmaceuticals (United States)


    movement towards a Vendor Managed Inventory ( VMI ) system for Air Force pharmaceuticals could be explored. 62 Appendix A ― Abilify 30 mg Results...this thesis analyzes the historical inventory management decisions of 173 MTF/pharmaceutical combinations and proposes an alternative inventory ...fundamental inventory management equation to historical patient demands, the calculated inventory control policy is evaluated against a recent nine month

  18. An Analysis of the Design-Build Delivery Approach in Air Force Military Construction (United States)


    Budget projects awarded NLT 31 Mar 06. Congressional Insert Projects FY06 Congressional Insert projects awarded NLT 30 Sep 06 CWE/PA Ratio The sum of the...Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) (2004). Automated Civil Engineer System Project Management (ACES-PM) Desktop Reference Manual. Conifer CO: OLA

  19. Personality: Its Use in Selecting Candidates for US Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (United States)


    Aviation Psychology, 1987. Fitschen, Maj Charles K. Cost Impact: Should Improved Screening Methods Be Implemented in the Undergraduate Pilot Training...Brooks AFB, Tex.: Air Force Systems Command, 1988. Spence, Janet T., Robert L. Helmreich, and Carole K. Holahan . "Negative and Positive Components of

  20. Personality: Its Use in Selecting Canditates for US Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (United States)


    Symposium on Aiation Psychology, 1987. Fitschen, Maj Charles K. Cost Impact: Should Improved Screening Methods Be Implemented in the Undergraduate Pilot...AFHRL-TR-87-62. Brooks AFB, Tex.: Air Force Systems Command, 1988. Spence, Janet T., Robert L. Helmreich, and Carole K. Holahan . "Negative and Positive

  1. The Emerging Shield. The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense 1945-1960 (United States)


    University of New Brunswick, University of Pennsylvania Canada Frank E. Vandiver Rice University Texas A&M University Charles R. Hamm Gerhard L. Weinberg...cept-minimum air defense-actually entailed. He asked the head of Air Proving Ground Command, Maj. Gen. Carl A. Brandt , to develop a pro- gram for...against modern aircraft and air operations." Spaatz informed Brandt that the development of an air defense system for the United States would cost

  2. 32 CFR 806.29 - Administrative processing of Air Force FOIA requests. (United States)


    ... came from another Air Force element, or release of the requested records would affect another Air Force..., or are classified up to the SECRET level, send them separately to AFLSA/JACL, 1501 Wilson...

  3. Solar air systems - built examples

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    Hastings, S.R. [ed.] [Solararchitektur, ETH-Hoenggerberg, Zurich (Switzerland)


    Active solar systems for air heating are a straightforward yet efficient way of using solar energy to heat spaces, ventilation air and even domestic hot water. They offer important advantages over solar water systems, improved comfort and fuller use of solar gains compared with many passive solar systems and are a natural fit with mechanically ventilated buildings. Solar air systems become more economical when they serve multiple functions such as providing a sound barrier, a weatherskin, sunshading, inducing cooling and even electricity supply (hybrid PV/air). Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed exemplary solar air systems in climates ranging from Canada and Norway to Italy are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial commercial buildings with six different configurations of solar air systems used. Each building is described over several pages, with plans, performance details and illustrations provided. An accompanying product catalogue identifies suppliers of the necessary equipment and offers advice on product selection. As well as giving architects and designers invaluable advice based on the experience from these projects, this book also illustrates clearly the wide range of applications and the many benefits of solar air systems. (author)

  4. Combat Support Execution Planning and Control: An Assessment of Initial Implementations in Air Force Exercises (United States)


    operators, civil engineers, C2 planners, and mobility planners throughout the Department of Defense, espe - cially those in the Air Force and those who rely...ACS for the entire Air Force. Teach ACS critical thinking and problem-solving in an operational environment. Invest in the education of personnel who...common vocabulary for these personnel. In addition to the on-site assess- ment team, RAND Project AIR FORCE and Air Force participants gathered a group

  5. Ensuring Operational Readiness: Private Military Contractor Support for the United States Air Force (United States)


    Ensuring Operational Readiness: Private Military Contractor Support for the United States Air Force A Monograph by Maj Stephen P. Joca United...States Air Force School of Advanced Military Studies United States Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 2017 Approved...Operational Readiness: Private Military Contractor Support for the United States Air Force Approved by: __________________________________, Monograph

  6. 76 FR 27003 - Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (United States)


    ... Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force AGENCY...: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue... Updates D. Federal Travel Regulations E. Air Quality Issues/Concerns from Previous Task Force...

  7. 78 FR 10127 - Request for Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (United States)


    ... Air Quality Task Force AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of Request for Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. SUMMARY... term on the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) which was established by the...

  8. Systems Concepts for Integrated Air Defense of Multinational Mobile Crisis Reaction Forces (Concepts de systemes pour la defense aerienne integree de forces internationales mobiles d’intervention en situation de crise) (United States)


    tendances dans le domaine de la défense antiaérienne pour le nouveau millénaire. Six communications ont été présentées lors de la première session...instabilities and the ease with which politically unstable countries may obtain near state-of-the- art equipment makes the definition of Intent volatile...the art multi- sensor integration (MSI) system calls for real-time integration of all available information pertaining to a real world object, in

  9. Air transport system

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    Schmitt, Dieter


    The book addresses all major aspects to be considered for the design and operation of aircrafts within the entire transportation chain. It provides the basic information about the legal environment, which defines the basic requirements for aircraft design and aircraft operation. The interactions between  airport, air traffic management and the airlines are described. The market forecast methods and the aircraft development process are explained to understand the very complex and risky business of an aircraft manufacturer. The principles of flight physics as basis for aircraft design are presented and linked to the operational and legal aspects of air transport including all environmental impacts. The book is written for graduate students as well as for engineers and experts, who are working in aerospace industry, at airports or in the domain of transport and logistics.

  10. Dental Compressed Air Systems. (United States)


    compressor ex- cept that the piston rings are made of a low friction material (usually a Teflon- composite ) The piston walls are oil-less and all friction... descal - ing. The water-cooled models are smaller, more efficient, and cause less heating of room air. Water-cooled aftercoolers must have an...dry to a dew point of -400C (-400 F). It has high adsorption capacity. (b) Silica Gel , which must be protected from liquid (usually by a layer of

  11. The SELEX Air Purification System (United States)


    REPORT Final Report for the SELEX Air Purification System 14. ABSTRACT 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: A new air purification technology ( SELEX ) was...developed and demonstrated. The SELEX system utilizes an array of electrospray wick aerosol sources for particle ionization and an electrostatic...precipitator for particle collection. The particle ionization process does not produce ozone and the SELEX technology provides a unique combination of

  12. 75 FR 45091 - Notice of Request for Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (United States)


    ... Task Force AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture... the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) and requests nominations for qualified persons to... Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will establish a task force to...

  13. Ejection experience in Serbian air force, 1990-2010

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    Pavlović Miroslav


    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Ejection injuries are the problem for air forces. The present risk for injuries is still too high, approximately 30-50%. This study was an effort to determine factors responsible for and contributing to injuries in the Serbian Air Force (SAF in the last two decades. Methods. All ejection cases in the SAF between 1990 and 2010 were analyzed. The collected data were: aircraft type, ejection seat generation, pilots ´ age and experience, causes of ejection, aeronautical parameters, the condition of aircraft control and types of injuries. For ease of comparison the U.S. Air Force Safety Regulation was used to define of major injuries: hospitalization for 5 days or more, loss of consciousness for over 5 min, bone fracture, joint dislocation, injury to any internal organ, any third-degree burn, or second-degree burn over 5% of the body surface area. Results. There were 52 ejections (51 pilots and 1 mechanic on 44 airplanes. The ejected persons were from 22 to 46 years, average 32 years. Major injuries were present in 25.49% cases. Of all the ejected pilots 9.61% had fractures of thoracic spine, 11.53% fractures of legs, 3.48% fractures of arms. Of all major injuries, fractures of thoracic spine were 38.46%. None of the pilots had experienced ejection previously. Conclusion. Our results suggest to obligatory take preventive measures: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan must be included in the standard pilot selection procedure and procedure after ejection. Physical conditioning of pilots has to be improved. Training on ejection trainer has to be accomplished, too.

  14. Environmental Assessment for Leasing Nellis Air Force Base Land for Construction and Operation of a Solar Photovoltaic System, Clark County, Nevada (United States)


    would be power consumption. Nevada Power, a division of Sierra Pacific Corporation, supplies the Las Vegas Valley with the majority of its power...from Mr. John Mendoza , Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management, follows. Mr. Rob Mrowka, Clark County Department of

  15. Contractor Logistics Support in the U.S. Air Force (United States)


    the Sacramento ALC at McClellan AFB . After the BRAC Commission voted in FY 1995 to close McClellan , the Air Force chose CLS for the F-117. The... Sacramento ALC at McClellan AFB would also have been the depot for the F-22. The original sustainment plan for organic sup- port was premised on a fleet of...major depots until the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission in 1995 recommended closure of two ALCs.1 Kelly and McClellan AFBs closed in

  16. The Air Force and Diversity: The Awkward Embrace (United States)


    CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ...ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Air Force Research Institute (AFRI),155 N. Twining St., Bldg 693,Maxwell AFB,AL,36112-6026 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION...often unable to articulate why this is so. The few who realize its importance or recognize groupthink in their inner circle often do so late in their

  17. Atomically resolved graphitic surfaces in air by atomic force microscopy. (United States)

    Wastl, Daniel S; Weymouth, Alfred J; Giessibl, Franz J


    Imaging at the atomic scale using atomic force microscopy in biocompatible environments is an ongoing challenge. We demonstrate atomic resolution of graphite and hydrogen-intercalated graphene on SiC in air. The main challenges arise from the overall surface cleanliness and the water layers which form on almost all surfaces. To further investigate the influence of the water layers, we compare data taken with a hydrophilic bulk-silicon tip to a hydrophobic bulk-sapphire tip. While atomic resolution can be achieved with both tip materials at moderate interaction forces, there are strong differences in force versus distance spectra which relate to the water layers on the tips and samples. Imaging at very low tip-sample interaction forces results in the observation of large terraces of a naturally occurring stripe structure on the hydrogen-intercalated graphene. This structure has been previously reported on graphitic surfaces that are not covered with disordered adsorbates in ambient conditions (i.e., on graphite and bilayer graphene on SiC, but not on monolayer graphene on SiC). Both these observations indicate that hydrogen-intercalated graphene is close to an ideal graphene sample in ambient environments.

  18. Steerable percussion air drilling system

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    Bui, H.D.; Gray, M.A.; Oliver, M.S.


    In the Steerable Percussion Air Drilling System (SPADS), air percussion is used to drill directionally in hard formations. Compared to mud or air powered PDM motors, SPADS offers directional drilling at high penetration rate, reduced mud costs, negligible formation damage, and immediate indication of hole productivity. Field tests turned up problems ranging from tool design to operation procedures; remedies were developed. There is an optimum WOB (weight on bit) at which torque is reasonably low. The hammer was tested at three different line pressures (200, 300, 350 psig) at optimum WOB in granite, limestone, and sandstone.

  19. Injuries and Illnesses of Vietnam War POWs Revisited: IV. Air Force Risk Factors (United States)


    Injuries and Illnesses of Vietnam War POWs Revisited: IV. Air Force Risk Factors LT Saima Raza, MSC, USN, Jeffrey L. Moore, John P. Albano, and A...nine years, began in February 1973. During the months that followed, enemy forces released 138 Navy, 26 Marine Corps, 77 Army, and 325 Air Force...Repatriated POWs (RPWs). As a part of O/H (Thirteenth Air Force, 1973), medical and psychological conditions of all repatriates were documented in

  20. Comparison between Different Air Distribution Systems

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    The aim of an air conditioning system is to remove excess heat in a room and replace room air with fresh air to obtain a high air quality. It is not sufficient to remove heat and contaminated air, it is also necessary to distribute and control the air movement in the room to create thermal comfort...

  1. The U.S. Air Force Transformation Flight Plan (United States)


    destroying them • Protect its information systems • Disrupt adversary C4ISR, effectively making the enemy fight blind , deaf , and dumb • Protect space...effectively making the enemy fight blind , deaf , and dumb • Protect space systems and deny space to adversaries if necessary • Rapidly deploy forces...prepared landing zones, move patients , outsized cargo, and complete airdrops. Equipped with defensive systems, it can move cargo and passengers over

  2. Noise impacts from professional dog grooming forced-air dryers

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    Peter M Scheifele


    Full Text Available This study was designed to measure the sound output of four commonly used brands of forced-air dryers used by dog groomers in the United States. Many dog groomers have questions about the effect of this exposure on their hearing, as well as on the hearing of the dogs that are being groomed. Readings taken from each dryer at 1 meter (the likely distance of the dryer from the groomer and the dog showed average levels ranging from 105.5 to 108.3 dB SPL or 94.8 to 108.0 dBA. Using the 90 dBA criterion required by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dog groomers/bathers are at risk if exposure to the lowest intensity dryer (94.8 dBA exceeds 4 hours per day. If the more stringent 85 dBA criterion and 3 dB tradeoff is applied, less than one hour of exposure is permissible in an 8 hour day. Cautions are recommended for any persons exposed to noise from forced-air dryers.

  3. Caffeine consumption among active duty United States Air Force personnel. (United States)

    Knapik, Joseph J; Austin, Krista G; McGraw, Susan M; Leahy, Guy D; Lieberman, Harris R


    Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicated that 89% of Americans regularly consumed caffeinated products, but these data did not include military personnel. This cross-sectional study examined caffeine consumption prevalence, amount of daily consumption, and factors associated with caffeine intake in active duty United States (US) Air Force personnel. Service members (N = 1787) stationed in the US and overseas completed a detailed questionnaire describing their intake of caffeine-containing products in addition to their demographic, lifestyle, and military characteristics. Overall, 84% reported consuming caffeinated products ≥1 time/week with caffeine consumers ingesting a mean ± standard error of 212 ± 9 mg/day (224 ± 11 mg/day for men, 180 ± 12 mg/day for women). The most commonly consumed caffeinated products (% users) were sodas (56%), coffee (45%), teas (36%), and energy drinks (27%). Multivariate logistic regression modeling indicated that characteristics independently associated with caffeine consumption (≥1 time/week) included older age, ethnicity other than black, tobacco use, less aerobic training, and less sleep; energy drink use was associated with male gender, younger age, tobacco use, and less sleep. Compared to NHANES data, the prevalence of caffeine consumption in Air Force personnel was similar but daily consumption (mg/day) was higher. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  4. Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Geothermal Resource Assessment and Future Recommendations

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    Joseph C. Armstrong; Robert P. Breckenridge; Dennis L. Nielson; John W. Shervais; Thomas R. Wood


    The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as it moves into the future, one of the biggest being how to provide safe and secure energy to support base operations. A team of scientists and engineers met at Mountain Home Air Force Base in early 2011 near Boise, Idaho, to discuss the possibility of exploring for geothermal resources under the base. The team identified that there was a reasonable potential for geothermal resources based on data from an existing well. In addition, a regional gravity map helped identify several possible locations for drilling a new well. The team identified several possible sources of funding for this well—the most logical being to use U.S. Department of Energy funds to drill the upper half of the well and U.S. Air Force funds to drill the bottom half of the well. The well was designed as a slimhole well in accordance with State of Idaho Department of Water Resources rules and regulations. Drilling operations commenced at the Mountain Home site in July of 2011 and were completed in January of 2012. Temperatures increased gradually, especially below a depth of 2000 ft. Temperatures increased more rapidly below a depth of 5500 ft. The bottom of the well is at 5976 ft, where a temperature of about 140°C was recorded. The well flowed artesian from a depth below 5600 ft, until it was plugged off with drilling mud. Core samples were collected from the well and are being analyzed to help understand permeability at depth. Additional tests using a televiewer system will be run to evaluate orientation and directions at fractures, especially in the production zone. A final report on the well exploitation will be forthcoming later this year. The Air Force will use it to evaluate the geothermal resource potential for future private development options at Mountain Home Air Force Base. In conclusion, Recommendation for follow-up efforts include the following:

  5. Vandenberg Air Force Base Upper Level Wind Launch Weather Constraints (United States)

    Shafer, Jaclyn A.; Wheeler, Mark M.


    The 30th Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight (30 OSSWF) provides comprehensive weather services to the space program at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. One of their responsibilities is to monitor upper-level winds to ensure safe launch operations of the Minuteman III ballistic missile. The 30 OSSWF tasked the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) to analyze VAFB sounding data with the goal of determining the probability of violating (PoV) their upper-level thresholds for wind speed and shear constraints specific to this launch vehicle, and to develop a tool that will calculate the PoV of each constraint on the day of launch. In order to calculate the probability of exceeding each constraint, the AMU collected and analyzed historical data from VAFB. The historical sounding data were retrieved from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory archive for the years 1994-2011 and then stratified into four sub-seasons: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. The maximum wind speed and 1000-ft shear values for each sounding in each subseason were determined. To accurately calculate the PoV, the AMU determined the theoretical distributions that best fit the maximum wind speed and maximum shear datasets. Ultimately it was discovered that the maximum wind speeds follow a Gaussian distribution while the maximum shear values follow a lognormal distribution. These results were applied when calculating the averages and standard deviations needed for the historical and real-time PoV calculations. In addition to the requirements outlined in the original task plan, the AMU also included forecast sounding data from the Rapid Refresh model. This information provides further insight for the launch weather officers (LWOs) when determining if a wind constraint violation will occur over the next few hours on day of launch. The interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for this project was developed in

  6. Forced-Air Warming Provides Better Control of Body Temperature in Porcine Surgical Patients

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    Brian T. Dent


    Full Text Available Background: Maintaining normothermia during porcine surgery is critical in ensuring subject welfare and recovery, reducing the risk of immune system compromise and surgical-site infection that can result from hypothermia. In humans, various methods of patient heating have been demonstrated to be useful, but less evaluation has been performed in techniques to prevent hypothermia perioperatively in pigs. Methods: We compared body temperature regulation during surgery before and after modification of the ambient temperature of the operating laboratories. Three different methods of heating were then compared; a standard circulating water mattress, a resistive fabric blanket, and a forced hot air system. The primary measure was percentage of temperature readings outside a specification range of 36.7–40.0 °C. Results: Tighter control of the ambient temperature while using a circulating water mattress reduced the occurrence of out-of-specification body temperature readings from 20.8% to 5.0%, with most of these the result of hypothermia. Use of a resistive fabric blanket further reduced out-of-specification readings to 1.5%, with a slight increase in the occurrence of hyperthermia. Use of a forced air system reduced out-of-specification readings to less 0.1%. Conclusions: Maintenance of normothermia perioperatively in pig can be improved by tightly controlling ambient temperatures. Use of a resistive blanket or a forced air system can lead to better control than a circulating water mattress, with the forced air system providing a faster response to temperature variations and less chance of hyperthermia.

  7. The impact of diurnal variations of air traffic on contrail radiative forcing

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    N. Stuber


    Full Text Available We combined high resolution aircraft flight data from the EU Fifth Framework Programme project AERO2k with analysis data from the ECMWF's integrated forecast system to calculate diurnally resolved 3-D contrail cover. We scaled the contrail cover in order to match observational data for the Bakan area (eastern-Atlantic/western-Europe.

    We found that less than 40% of the global distance travelled by aircraft is due to flights during local night time. Yet, due to the cancellation of shortwave and longwave effects during daytime, night time flights contribute a disproportional 60% to the global annual mean forcing. Under clear sky conditions the night flights contribute even more disproportionally at 76%. There are pronounced regional variations in night flying and the associated radiative forcing. Over parts of the North Atlantic flight corridor 75% of air traffic and 84% of the forcing occurs during local night, whereas only 35% of flights are during local night in South-East Asia, yet these contribute 68% of the radiative forcing. In general, regions with a significant local contrail radiative forcing are also regions for which night time flights amount to less than half of the daily total of flights. Therefore, neglecting diurnal variations in air traffic/contrail cover by assuming a diurnal mean contrail cover can over-estimate the global mean radiative forcing by up to 30%.


    Since a nonlinear feedback control system may possess more than one type of forced oscillations, it is highly desirable to investigate the type of...method for finding the existence of forced oscillations and response curve characteristics of a nonlinear feedback control system by means of finding the...second order feedback control system are investigated; the fundamental frequency forced oscillation for a higher order system and the jump resonance

  9. 78 FR 66903 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ...: Director of Administration and Management, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The... functions including: Air Superiority, Air Mobility, Global Precision Attack, Nuclear Deterrence Operations.... Commissioners will also consider the impact of strategic choices on Air Force capabilities and force structure...

  10. Predicting Future Capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army Air Forces of China (United States)


    five variables describe expeditionary air force capabilities based on the AEF construct explained by Dr. Thierry Gongora , a defense scientist employed...40 Thierry Gongora . “The Meaning of Expeditionary Operations from an Air Force Prospective” (Paper... Gongora lists air superiority fighters, bomber aircraft, tankers, and medium lift (assuming inflight refuelable). Because of China’s lack of tankers

  11. 77 FR 41165 - Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (United States)


    ... Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force AGENCY... Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical... for Task Force Anaerobic Digester Technologies Odor Management Technologies Committee Updates E....

  12. Why Is Outdoor Recreation Worth $30 Million to the Air Force? (United States)

    Heeg, Phillip

    The Air Force outdoor recreation program evolved from the Army "rest and recreation" areas set up during World War II. During the last decade, financial pressures and eroding support for recreation programs forced a reexamination of the objectives of such programs. Starting with the premise that the Air Force was the main customer and…

  13. Forced Convective Air Cooling from Electronic Component Arrays in a Parallel Plate Channel

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    D.Y.Cai; Y.P.Gan; 等


    This paper discusses air forced convection heat transfer from inline protruding elements arranged in eight rows.The streamwise and spanwise spacings between elements were varied using a splitter plate that can be positioned at three different modular configurations.A set of empirical formulas was presented to correlate the experimental data for the design of air cooling systems.Arrays of componets with one odd-size module have been tested also.Experimental results show that blocks near the entrance and behind the odd-size module have improved performance compared with uniform arrangements.Accordingly,temperature sensitive components are suggested to be arranged in these locations.

  14. Magnus air turbine system (United States)

    Hanson, Thomas F.


    A Magnus effect windmill for generating electrical power is disclosed. A large nacelle-hub mounted pivotally (in Azimuth) atop a support tower carries, in the example disclosed, three elongated barrels arranged in a vertical plane and extending symmetrically radially outwardly from the nacelle. The system provides spin energy to the barrels by internal mechanical coupling in the proper sense to cause, in reaction to an incident wind, a rotational torque of a predetermined sense on the hub. The rotating hub carries a set of power take-off rollers which ride on a stationary circular track in the nacelle. Shafts carry the power, given to the rollers by the wind driven hub, to a central collector or accumulator gear assembly whose output is divided to drive the spin mechanism for the Magnus barrels and the main electric generator. A planetary gear assembly is interposed between the collector gears and the spin mechanism functioning as a differential which is also connected to an auxiliary electric motor whereby power to the spin mechanism may selectively be provided by the motor. Generally, the motor provides initial spin to the barrels for start-up after which the motor is braked and the spin mechanism is driven as though by a fixed ratio coupling from the rotor hub. During high wind or other unusual conditions, the auxiliary motor may be unbraked and excess spin power may be used to operate the motor as a generator of additional electrical output. Interposed between the collector gears of the rotating hub and the main electric generator is a novel variable speed drive-fly wheel system which is driven by the variable speed of the wind driven rotor and which, in turn, drives the main electric generator at constant angular speed. Reference is made to the complete specification for disclosure of other novel aspects of the system such as, for example, the aerodynamic and structural aspects of the novel Magnus barrels as well as novel gearing and other power coupling

  15. Finding of No Significant Impact: Repair and Renovate Airborne Warning and Control System Maintenance Group Complex, Building 230 Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States)


    automatic fire protection sprinkler systems installed, as required by NFPA 13 1-6.1. • The sprinkler alarm valve...replaced with an automatic wet-pipe fire sprinkler system capable of suppressing potential fire spread throughout the building; the new fire suppression... fire suppression system does not meet code. • The wet-pipe fire suppression sprinkler heads installed in the 1950s also no longer meet

  16. Installation Restoration Program Records Search for Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia (United States)


    Combat Support Group, Air Force Reserve, is 3 currently the host unit at Dobbins AFB. I 3 II - 1 CC ~L/LLI 1’ 1/ LULLI (~~s’ c * .00 I 3- Lockheed...Services Center (AFESC), Engineering-Science (ES) and CH2 M Hill. The basis for this model was a system developed for EPA by JB Associates of MLean

  17. Future Capabilities and Technologies for the Air Force in 2030. Executive Summary (United States)


    as a foil to evaluate future systems and technologies, to deter- mine the optimum path forward for Air Force investment. These senior officers each...attacks are being designed to degrade adversary command and control and early- warning capabilities. Finally, submarines, destroyers, aircraft, mines ...Paralysis in Military Operations Jan S. Breemer, December 2000 20 Using Lasers in Space: Laser Orbital Debris Removal and Asteroid Deflection Jonathon

  18. High Performance Polymer Film Dielectrics for Air Force Wide-Temperature Power Electronics Applications (Preprint) (United States)


    perform, display, or disclose the work. 14. ABSTRACT Air Force currently has a strong need for the development of compact capacitors which are... capacitors typically use polycarbonate (PC) dielectric films in wound capacitors for operation from -55 ºC to 125 ºC, future power electronic systems would...such as fluorinated polybenzoxazoles (6F-PBO) and fluorenyl polyesters incorporating diamond-like hydrocarbon units (FDAPE). The discussion will be

  19. Infrastructure Asset Management Modeling through an Analysis of the Air Force Strategic Vision and Goals (United States)


    D.C.: Office of the Air Force Civil Engineer, 2008. [17] Robinson , C. Paul, Joan B. Woodard, and Samuel G. Varnado. Critical Infrastructure...interconnectedness of infrastructure links assets into a complex system of interrelated elements ( Robinson , Woodard, and Varnado, 1998:61). This concept of...interrelated elements ( Robinson , Woodard, and Varnado, 1998). This concept of infrastructure coupling correlates the state of one infrastructure asset to the

  20. The New Logic of Hypertext: Electronic Documents, Literary Theory, and Air Force Publications (United States)


    University Press, 1991. 80 McLuhan , Marshall . The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press, 1962. Michalak...organizational dependence on) paper-based information systems (Levy and Marshall , 1995). The Air Force is certainly no exception to this wide-spread trend...outside that interpretive framework and examine it ( McLuhan , 1962). We often fail to recognize, therefore, that many of our most cherished assumptions

  1. Environmental Assessment for the Solar Photovoltaic Array, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (United States)


    systems. ● Sequence construction activities to limit the soil exposure for long periods of time. 5 Water Resources ● Do not alter natural activities to limit the soil exposure for long periods of time. Management Practices Management Actions January 2014 Solar Photovoltaic Array...ENVIRONMENTAL !ASSESSMENT FOR THE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY AT EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE- OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. I USAF - DEA, SOLAR PHOTOVOL TAlC ARRAY AT EGLIN

  2. United States Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program. 1985 Technical Report. Volume 1. (United States)


    on Space Nuclear Power Systems, University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, New Mexico , January 11-13, 1984. 4. Chow, L.C., E.T. Mahefkey, and J.E. Yokajty...activity. Impulsive behaviour or execessive machismo , brought about by peer group pressure, are good exampies. The advantage in using the hazardous-thought...accomplished at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, AW, AWY, AWYW at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico . At that facility, special thanks is extended to Capt. Rex

  3. United States Air Force Research Initiation Program for 1987. Volume 2 (United States)


    Jacqueline Paver (1986) Duke University Specialty: Biomechanical Engineering ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Arnold Air Force Systems) Dr...Photo 6. Assembling the stator windings while the inner sphere was pressurized. Soccer ball and football were both used so one could be removed and pumped...Computational methods for turbulent, transonic and viscous flow ( Springer Verlag, NY 1983). M. D. Love and D. C. Leslie - Studies in subgrid. modeling

  4. Solar photovoltaic research and development program of the Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory. [silicon solar cell applicable to satellite power systems (United States)

    Wise, J.


    Progress is reported in the following areas: laser weapon effects, solar silicon solar cell concepts, and high voltage hardened, high power system technology. Emphasis is placed on solar cells with increased energy conversion efficiency and radiation resistance characteristics for application to satellite power systems.

  5. STS-92 - Landing at Edwards Air Force Base (United States)


    The Space Shuttle Discovery glides in for landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California at the conclusion of mission STS-92 on October 24, 2000. STS-92 was the 100th mission since the fleet of four Space Shuttles began flying in 1981. (Due to schedule changes, missions are not always launched in the order that was originally planned.) The almost 13-day mission was the last construction mission for the International Space Station prior to the first scientists taking up residency in the orbiting space laboratory the following month. The seven-member crew on STS-92 included mission specialists Koichi Wakata, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Jeff Wisoff, Bill McArthur and Leroy Chiao, pilot Pam Melroy and mission commander Brian Duffy.

  6. Small Satellites and the DARPA/Air Force Falcon Program (United States)

    Weeks, David J.; Walker, Steven H.; Sackheim, Robert L.


    The FALCON ((Force Application and Launch from CONUS) program is a technology demonstration effort with three major components: a Small Launch Vehicle (SLV), a Common Aero Vehicle (CAV), and a Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV). Sponsored by DARPA and executed jointly by the United States Air Force and DARPA with NASA participation, the objectives are to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable both near-term and far-term capability to execute time-critical, global reach missions. The focus of this paper is on the SLV as it relates to small satellites and the implications of lower cost to orbit for small satellites. The target recurring cost for placing 1000 pounds payloads into a circular reference orbit of 28.5 degrees at 100 nautical miles is $5,000,000 per launch. This includes range costs but not the payload or payload integration costs. In addition to the nominal 1000 pounds to LEO, FALCON is seeking delivery of a range of orbital payloads from 220 pounds to 2200 pounds to the reference orbit. Once placed on alert status, the SLV must be capable of launch within 24 hours.

  7. Diabetes in Combat: Effect of Military Deployment on Diabetes Mellitus in Air Force Personnel (United States)


    DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 59TH MEDICAL WING (AETC) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND TEXAS MEMORANDUM FOR SGOM5E ATTN: LT COL IRENE FOLARON...on Diabetes Mellitus in Air Force Personnel presented at/published to American Diabetes Association, Orlando, FL, 1 April 2017 & San Antonio...Military Deployment on Diabetes Mellitus in Active Duty Air Force Personnel 6. TITLE OF MATERIAL TO BE PUBLISHED OR PRESENTED: Diabetes in Combat: E

  8. Tinted Blue: Air Force Culture and American Civil-Military Relations (United States)


    debates of 2007–08—providing spectral variation on the depen- dent variable of cooperation or resistance. This variation creates a useful array for...roles and missions among the services spawned fractious debate and bureaucratic wrangling.48 These dynamics imbued the Air Force with a sensitivity to...among the services. In fact, the Air Force was eager to cooperate. As the following analysis highlights, the Air Force formed a unique en- clave of

  9. Combat Support Execution Planning and Control. An Assessment of Initial Implementations in Air Force Exercises (United States)


    espe - cially those in the Air Force and those who rely on Air Force bases and support to shape their combat capability. This study is one of a series of...means for building knowledge of best practices across ACS for the entire Air Force. Teach ACS critical thinking and problem-solving in an operational...consensus, at least greater understanding and a common vocabulary for these personnel. In addition to the on-site assess- ment team, RAND Project

  10. Implementation of Organizational Change in the Air Force: a Case Study (United States)



  11. Steerable percussion air drilling system

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    Bui, H.D.; Meyers, J.A.; Yost, A.B. II


    By increasing penetration rates and bit life, especially in hard formations, the use of down-hole air hammers in the oil field has significantly reduced drilling costs in the Northeast US and West Texas. Unfortunately, drilling by this percussion method has been limited mostly to straight hole applications. This paper presents a new concept of a percussion drilling tool which performs both the function of a down-hole hammer as well as that of a down-hole motor. Such a drilling tool, being introduced here as Steerable Percussion Air Drilling System (SPADS), eliminates the necessity to rotate the drill string and, consequently, enables the use of down-hole air hammers to drill directional wells.

  12. Corporate Information Management and Business Process Improvement under the Unit Cost Program: An Analysis of a System for the Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


    what they perceive as an intangible asset" (110:1). Lederer and Mendelow also provide support through their research. They found 3-9 Table 3-2...Planning Methodologies, The" MIS Quarterly, 12: 444-461 (September 1988). 122. - ....- and A. L. Mendelow . "Issues in Information Systems Planning

  13. An Evaluation of the Effect of Establishing a Minimum Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) on the Air Force EOQ Item Management System (United States)


    in the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences CSPSS) art used to perform this test. If the F test indicates a difference, the SPSS Duncan range...NAME OF PERFORMING ORGANIZATION Ib. OFFICE SYMBOL 7L. NAME OF MONITORING ORGANIZATION School of Systems and (it aplicable ) Logistics AFIT/LS


    The Tri-Services Site Characterization Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS) was developed by the U.S. Army (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station [WES] and the Army Environmental Center [AEC]), Navy (Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center), and ...

  15. SR-71 Tail #844 Landing at Edwards Air Force Base (United States)


    With distinctive heat waves trailing behind its engines, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's SR-71A, tail number 844, lands at the Edwards AFB runway after a 1996 flight. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour. For thermal experiments, this can produce heat soak temperatures of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This operating environment makes these aircraft excellent platforms to carry out research and experiments in a variety of areas -- aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, thermal protection materials, high-speed and high-temperature instrumentation, atmospheric studies, and sonic boom characterization. The SR-71 was used in a program to study ways of reducing sonic booms or over pressures that are heard on the ground, much like sharp thunderclaps, when an aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. Data from this Sonic Boom Mitigation Study could eventually lead to aircraft designs that would reduce the 'peak' overpressures of sonic booms and minimize the startling affect they produce on the ground. One of the first major experiments to be flown in the NASA SR-71 program was a laser air data collection system. It used laser light instead of air pressure to produce airspeed and attitude reference data, such as angle of attack and sideslip, which are normally obtained with small tubes and vanes extending into the airstream. One of Dryden's SR-71s was used for the Linear Aerospike Rocket Engine, or LASRE Experiment. Another earlier project consisted of a series of flights using the SR-71 as a science camera platform for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. An upward

  16. United States Air Force Statistical Digest, Fiscal Year 1952. Seventh Edition (United States)


    igned to ARDC on I April 195Z. SPECIAL WEAPONSCOMMAND E.tablbhed a. a major command Kirtland Air Force Ba.e, New Mexico at Albuquerque. effec tfve I...ZONE OF INTERlOO (Continued) FLORmA (Continued): Patrick Air Force Base. ’" ....... Pinecastle Air Force Base Tynd.a11 Air Force Base. INDIANA...Ne.., Mexico 37,880 37,880 - - - ( - ) \\lright Patterson Area "A" "O" •••••••• Michigan 102,670 - 102,670 - - - ( - ) \\lright Patterson Area

  17. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, May/Jun 98 Research Highlights. (United States)


    quality of airfield pavements, proteins that protect against toxicity, compact laser development , scientist and engineer exchange program and technology transitions that benefit Air Force operations.

  18. Phase 1 Environmental Baseline Survey for Construction of a Solar Photovoltaic System by NV Energy on Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County, Nevada (United States)


    3eS.OO" T 25t.aa• L 451 -W CRV S A 4rtnt• II 385.00" T 1J7.5r L 213~ .·--~-!"l .. USA n .;;. ; I ·~ : ’ c t i .-:-~,. ~-;~·c...Emergency Response Notification System ERP Environmental Restoration Program oF Degrees Farenheit FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide

  19. A Study of the F-4 Program Management Responsibility Transfer (PMRT) from the Air Force Systems Command to the Logistics Command (United States)


    accomplish an early shift of responsibility to AFLC for systems/equipments which are ready ti transfer. The F-16 transfer agreement is now in the proceso ...process and FMT. 112 14 Previous chapters -resent detailed discussions of problem * areas associated with the transition and the IRT procesoes . This...all equally essential for effective program management. Consideration of and judIcious application of all the management functions is required to



    AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY GLOBAL INTEGRATED ISR: A BETTER ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRUCT FOR AIR FORCE LD/HD ISR by Nicholas A. Nobriga...agility and flexibility in order to counter trans-regional threats seamlessly. This is especially true for the Air Force’s fleet of U-2, RQ-4, RC-135, and...Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020—providing maximum global agility and flexibility .3 Current trends around the globe point toward a future

  1. Model of Air Force Logistics War Fighting Experimentation%空军后勤作战实验模型

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    宗龙强; 罗兴永; 温继海


    为提高空军后勤作战实验模型构建的质量和效益,构建一种空军后勤作战实验5层结构模型体系。在深入分析空军后勤系统的基础上,通过分析空军后勤作战实验模型体系的构建要求,运用UML建立了飞行保障指挥控制模型。分析结果表明:该5层结构模型体系基本厘清了空军后勤作战实验模型构建需求,为模型构建工作提供了一个基本的架构。%In order to improve the quality and efficiency of model of air force logistics war fighting experimentation, establish a five-level architecture model system of air force logistics. By penetratingly analyzing the air force logistics system, through analyze air construction requirement force logistics war fighting experimentation model system, use UML to establish flight protection command control model. The analysis results show that, the five-level architecture model system meets the establishment requirement of air force logistics war fighting experimentation, and provides a basic architecture for the model establishment.

  2. Challenges to United States Tactical Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Personnel: Past, Present and Future (United States)


    Korean War. MS thesis, AFIT/GSM/L/88S-7. School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson APB OH, September 1988 (AD...1.5-billion program, MSIP is upgrading 15 line replaceable units (LRUs) in the Hughes APG-63 radar and other key avionics systems to extend the...1980. 11. Forney, Captain James I. Logistics Of Aircrnt Mmintenance During The Korean War. MS thesis, AFIT/GSM/LS/88S-7. School of Systems and Logistics

  3. Air filtration in HVAC systems

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    Ginestet, Alain; Tronville, Paolo; Hyttinen, Marko


    Air filtration Guidebook will help the designer and user to understand the background and criteria for air filtration, how to select air filters and avoid problems associated with hygienic and other conditions at operation of air filters. The selection of air filters is based on external conditions such as levels of existing pollutants, indoor air quality and energy efficiency requirements.

  4. Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Block 1 Candidate Systems (United States)


    to produce joint warfighting capability. Since there was no process for the Single Integrated Air Picture System Engineering Task Force ( SIAP SE inherit or leverage, the SIAP SE TF had to build a process to identify candidate systems that will be impacted by the SIAP Block I upgrade.

  5. Innovative pollution prevention program at Air Force owned Raytheon operated facility incorporating Russian technology

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    Stallings, J.H.; Cepeda-Calderon, S.


    Air Force Plant 44 in Tucson, Arizona is owned by the Air Force and operated by Raytheon Missile Systems Company. A joint Air Force/Raytheon Pollution Prevention Team operates at AFP 44 with the ultimate goal to minimize or eliminate the use of hazardous substances. The team works together to uncover new technologies and methods that will replace chemicals used in the plant's missile manufacturing facilities. The program maximizes pollution prevention by first eliminating hazardous material use, then chemical recycling, next hazardous waste reduction and finally wastewater treatment and recycling. From fiscal years 1994 through 1997, nine pollution prevention projects have been implemented, totaling $2.6 million, with a payback averaging less than two years. A unique wastewater treatment method has been demonstrated as part of this program. This is electroflotation, a Russian technology which removes dispersed particles from liquid with gas bubbles obtained during water electrolysis. A unit was built in the US which successfully removed organic emulsions from wastewater. Operational units are planned for the removal of waste from waterfall paint booths. The pollution prevention joint team continues to be very active with two projects underway in FY 98 and two more funded for FY 99.

  6. Exploration and Resource Assessment at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Using an Integrated Team Approach

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    Joseph C. Armstrong; Robert P. Breckenridge; Dennis L. Nielson; John W. Shervais; Thomas R. Wood


    The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as it moves into the future, one of the biggest being how to provide safe and secure energy to support base operations. A team of scientists and engineers met at Mountain Home Air Force Base near Boise, Idaho, to discuss the possibility of exploring for geothermal resources under the base. The team identified that there was a reasonable potential for geothermal resources based on data from an existing well. In addition, a regional gravity map helped identify several possible locations for drilling a new well. The team identified several possible sources of funding for this well—the most logical being to use U.S. Department of Energy funds to drill the upper half of the well and U.S. Air Force funds to drill the bottom half of the well. The well was designed as a slimhole well in accordance with State of Idaho Department of Water Resources rules and regulations. Drilling operations commenced at the Mountain Home site in July of 2011 and were completed in January of 2012. Temperatures increased gradually, especially below a depth of 2000 ft. Temperatures increased more rapidly below a depth of 5500 ft. The bottom of the well is at 5976 ft, where a temperature of about 140°C was recorded. The well flowed artesian from a depth below 5600 ft, until it was plugged off with drilling mud. Core samples were collected from the well and are being analyzed to help understand permeability at depth. Additional tests using a televiewer system will be run to evaluate orientation and directions at fractures, especially in the production zone. A final report on the well exploitation will be forthcoming later this year. The Air Force will use it to evaluate the geothermal resource potential for future private development options at Mountain Home AFB.

  7. Sitewide feasibility study Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

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    Last, G.V.; Lanigan, D.C.; Josephson, G.B.; Bagaasen, L.M.


    The Sitewide Feasibility Study (FS) is required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) for Eielson Air Force Base (AFB). It is based on findings presented in the Sitewide Remedial Investigation (RI) Report (USAF 1995a), and the Sitewide Baseline Risk Assessment (BLRA) Report (USAF 1995b). Under the FFA, 64 potential source areas were placed in one of six operable units, based on similar contaminant and environmental characteristics, or were included for evaluation under a Source Evaluation Report (SER). The sitewide RI was directed at contamination that was not confined to an operable unit (OU) or SER source area. The objectives of the sitewide RI were to: Provide information about site characteristics to support individual OU RI/FS efforts and the sitewide RI/FS, including site hydrogeology and determination of background soil and groundwater characteristics; identify and characterize contamination that is not confined or attributable to a specific source area through sitewide monitoring of groundwater and surface water; evaluate cumulative risks to human health and the environment from contamination on a sitewide basis; and provide a mechanism for continued cohesive sitewide monitoring.

  8. Air Force Job Performance Appraisal System. (United States)


    proves d aed ress cl 1 ; gr inds ;) ans advi;es dlosk’ a". gears plots Salters dei n,[1tes goes publicises -. :. . .. . , de" . v 5 ; guards p romo t...times per year. (2) Must be able to correctly quote label application instructions, including allowable wind speeds, when approached in the •,ield with

  9. Air Force Officer Evaluation System Project (United States)


    potential across the board, but also puffery in narrative comments. In addition, there is the understandable tradition of seeking the highest an expectation that the narrative will focus more on accomplishments and less on puffery , although this may be an unreasonable expectation. The...simplý another drii; in piocedural change. For this reason we recommend that heavy emphasis be placed on advertising the other steps recommended above. No

  10. Air Force Senior Executive Appraisal System. (United States)


    1 .111.a p’ 2. Ret vis rit( to ra’nd itot, risinag , anra’a a andl a mo’rh iva . a il and ac lii’v’ a rat io of 15/55 it di rect/ indire’ct vosts IPN...II ail . %a iritI Ia I raaa inr iial I ni .N aaa f piaI I i’aa’a reI eI f IlIa, joIaa slial ’. i -aatit aI ita Irl- it IIN tipo tt tIhaI I iadil...I’ic4, 1,oiu-io liu :1ciple’nie’iiaieii eefti1’ re coiiiiiviei is e’s-eiltiai if the SEK \\S i- to peerformi ehe ie ll’. tl fioii for wic h it Iva . e

  11. Air Force Space Systems Development Program (United States)


    34 Dead -ends’ development should be avoided. (iii) Large stage development should be based on maximum simpli- fication of design,. fabrication...desirable approach to filling high-thrust booster requirements in the 1962-63 time period. It is a dead -end development as far as follow-on requirements... owlet / of ItoImmo* loom This II. 11.5.C., fottioo 7,3 toot 794. w. itooseission or nwoloOloo of oble► In Goo moos.’ to so woostboriomi porton It ottibiltml br

  12. Installation Restoration Program. Phase I. Records Search, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (United States)


    GUNN so" a. 105VI A [ads SALIDA to(, A- I Ponce, Tous 50 2 Haswell Creek AP ’all or & Ca , Lm enross Arlington Sargent, 1 10Park IF renc Sugar 6...headquartered at Ent Air Force Base near downtown Colorado Springs, thus reopening the base. When the 15th Air Force moved to California in December 1949

  13. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation. 644.415 Section 644.415 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY... Interests § 644.415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation. (a) 10 U.S.C. 2672 authorizes...

  14. 75 FR 13514 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting (United States)


    ... paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed... with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest... Air Force Scientific Advisory Board should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3...

  15. 75 FR 36643 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting (United States)


    ... paragraph. Written statements must address the following details: The issue, discussion, and a recommended... Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing... input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and...

  16. 75 FR 32750 - US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting (United States)


    ... the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated... in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the United States Air Force... provide input to the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board should submit a written statement...

  17. 75 FR 48929 - Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (United States)


    ... Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force AGENCY...; (919) 541-5400. The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on... Register of July 28, 2010, Notice of a Meeting (75 FR 44214). This document corrects the location of...

  18. 78 FR 61343 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ... requirements of the combatant commands; (b) achieves an appropriate balance between the regular and reserve components of the Air Force, taking advantage of the unique strengths and capabilities of each; (c) ensures... Force Reserve, U.S. Air National Guard, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve...

  19. The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test: Validity, Fairness, and Bias. Technical Report (United States)

    Hardison, Chaitra M.; Sims, Carra S.; Wong, Eunice C.


    The Air Force has long recognized the importance of selecting the most qualified officers possible. For more than 60 years, it has relied on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) as one measure of those qualifications. A variety of concerns have been raised about whether the AFOQT is biased, too expensive, or even valid for predicting…

  20. 75 FR 22560 - Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Charter Renewal (United States)


    ... of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Charter... that it is renewing the charter for the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Advisory Committee...

  1. Air Force Operational Contracting Knowledge Assessment: Analyzing Explicit and Tacit Contracting Knowledge (United States)


    NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA MBA PROFESSIONAL REPORT Air Force Operational Contracting Knowledge Assessment...Analyzing Explicit and Tacit Contracting Knowledge By: Derek Aufderheide, Michael Corrigan, and Jeremy Maloy December 2011...SUBTITLE Air Force Operational Contracting Knowledge Assessment: Analyzing Explicit and Tacit Contracting Knowledge 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S

  2. Annotated Bibliography of the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Technical Reports--1976. (United States)

    Barlow, Esther M., Comp.

    This annotated bibliography presents a listing of technical reports (1976) dealing with personnel and training research conducted by the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, an institution charged with the planning and execution of United States Air Force exploratory and advanced development programs for selection, motivation, training,…

  3. 78 FR 32241 - U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment (United States)


    ... Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment..., Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, seeks industry views and perspectives to inform an on-going strategic National Security Space Launch Assessment. To support this effort, the Air...

  4. Strategy, Requirements, and Forces The Rising Imperative of Air and Space Power (United States)


    Operations,” Inside the Air Force, Nov. 1, 2002. 195 Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz , Pentagon news briefing, May 8, 2002. 196James G. Roche, Defense...Air Force Magazine, February 2002. 208 Lt. Gen. Charles Wald , USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Air & Space Operations, interview with John Tirpak...2002. _______ and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz , Pentagon news briefing, May 8, 2002. RYAN, Gen. Michael E., Statement to the Senate Armed

  5. At the Crossroads of Cyber Warfare: Signposts for the Royal Australian Air Force (United States)


    M. Convertino, Lou Anne DeMattei, and Tammy M. Knierim, Flying and Fighting in Cyberspace, Maxwell Paper ; No. 40 (Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala .: Air...Communications technicians or avionic engineers with a one-month crash course on cyber will not magically become cyber warriors. It will take the training...Convertino, Sebastian M., Lou Anne DeMattei, and Tammy M. Knierim. Flying and Fighting in Cyberspace, Maxwell Paper ; No. 40. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala

  6. Dynamics of the Dermatologic Microbiome in U.S. Air Force Basic Training (United States)


    DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 59TH MEDICAL WING (AETC) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND TEXAS MEMORANDUMFORSGTf ATfN: CAPT ANDREW PATfERSON FROM...59 MDW/SGVU SUBJECT: Professional Presentation Approval 7 APR 20 17 1. Your paper, entitled Dvnamics of the Dermatologic Microbiome in U.S. Air ...PUBLISHED OR PRESENTED: Dynamics of the dennatologic microbiome in U.S. Air Force Basic Training 7. FUNDING RECEIVED FOR THIS STUDY? r8J YES 0 NO

  7. The Next Generation Senior Military Logistician: An Empirical Study of United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonels. (United States)


    STATES AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONELS - THESIS John K. Beals Captain, USAF AFIT/GLM/L.SZM/6 7S - 3 -- I DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR UNIVERSITY 87 12 .09...specialists has not been agreed upon, there have been some resent proposals. Zavada reported one such proposal was made by Colonel 4M William McKinsey ...this research. Scorin guidelines. The same weightings developed :y :avada for each model component were ised to ,2ompute a mode ! score for each

  8. Flight Safety In The Aspect Of Bird Strikes In Polish Air Force

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    Ćwiklak Janusz


    Full Text Available The paper presents analysis of bird strikes, that occurred in Polish Air Force. Data of Polish Air Force were used to analysis. Mentioned analysis concern such problems as time of day, height, kind of flight operation, severity of bird strikes. It is considered, that the results of researches can be used to determine bird strikes hazard and elaborate SMS in the context of bird strikes for military air bases.

  9. A Case Study On Human Capital Mismanagement In The United States Air Force (United States)


    AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY A Case Study on Human Capital Mismanagement in the United States Air Force By John P...Force does not effectively manage its human capital to develop and retain a technically literate acquisitions workforce. A detailed look at the...Several solutions are suggested to improve the human capital management and increase the quality and relevancy of the acquisitions community at

  10. Analysis of Government Accountability Office Bid Protests in Air Force Source Selections over the Past Two Decades (United States)


    ALCs) include Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB ; Ogden ALC, Hill AFB ; Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB ; and, before 2001, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB ...she had worked with in the past. Megan McKeever was always ready to provide helpful administrative support. xvii Abbreviations AFB Air Force base...are Langley Air Force Base ( AFB ), Air Combat Command; Peterson AFB , Air Force Space Command; Scott AFB , Air Mobility Command; Ramstein Air Base

  11. Data Envelopment Analysis to Assess Productivity in the United States Air Force Medical Supply Chain (United States)


    correct strategy” ( Heizer & Bender, 2008). In an operational management environment, the more efficiently resources are transformed to goods and... Operational Sciences Graduate School of Engineering and Management Air Force Institute of Technology Air University Air Education and Training...when “it” is needed. ( Heizer & Render, 2008). While operating costs are certainly a deciding factor, the overarching importance of these decisions

  12. Finding of No Significant Impact: Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire (United States)


    using an adaptive-management process that integrates new findings and a developing understanding of human impacts on natural systems into future...benefit of integration or overall natural resources planning. In addition, data on important natural resources of the station would not be collected, and...FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire The U.S. Air

  13. Air Force Technical Objective Document (TOD) C(3)I (command, control, communications and intelligence) - fiscal year 1985 (United States)

    Crocetti, C. P.


    This TOD describes the technical programs of the Rome Air Development Center in support of the Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) mission. The technical objectives have been aligned with the VANGUARD mission areas of Command, Control, and Communications (C3), Reconnaissance and Intelligence, Strategic Systems (Defense), and Technology as a means of focusing the RADC support of VANGUARD. This document is prepared to provide industry and universities with the midterm technical objectives in these areas.

  14. A novel summer air conditioning system

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    Al-Nimr, M.A.; Abu Nabah, B.A.; Naji, M. [Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Irbid (Jordan). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering


    A novel summer air conditioning system is proposed. The proposed system modifies the work of the classical evaporative summer air conditioning system. The performance of the proposed system is investigated quantitatively, and a comparison between the performance of the classical and the modified systems is conducted. It is found that the modified system improves the performance of the classical one by about 100%. (author)

  15. Steerable percussion air drilling system

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    Bui, H.D.; Oliver, M.S.; Gray, M.A.


    The cost-sharing contract between the US Department of Energy and Smith International provides the funding to further develop this concept into two complete steerable percussion air drilling system prototypes, each integrated with a navigation tool (wireline steering tool), a bend sub, stabilizing devices, and to conduct laboratory and field testing necessary to prepare the system for commercial realization. Such a system would make available for the first time the ability to penetrate earthen formations by the percussion method, using compressed air as the drilling fluid, and at the same time allow the directional control and steering of the drill bit. While the drill string is not rotating (slide mode), one can orient to build angle in the desired direction at a predictable rate. This build rate can be in the range of 1--20 degrees per one hundred feet and proceeds until the desired inclination or direction has been obtained. The drill pipe is then set in rotation, nullifying the effect of the bend angle, and causes the assembly to drill straight. The sliding procedure can be repeated as often as corrections for hole`s inclination or direction are needed.


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    Nikodem SZLĄZAK


    Full Text Available Mining progress in underground mines cause the ongoing movement of working areas. Consequently, it becomes neces-sary to adapt the ventilation network of a mine to direct airflow into newly-opened districts. For economic reasons, opening new fields is often achieved via underground workings. Length of primary intake and return routes increases and also increases the total resistance of a complex ventilation network. The development of a subsurface structure can make it necessary to change the air distribution in a ventilation network. Increasing airflow into newly-opened districts is necessary. In mines where extraction does not entail gas-related hazards, there is possibility of implementing a push-pull ventilation system in order to supplement airflows to newly developed mining fields. This is achieved by installing sub-surface fan stations with forcing fans at the bottom of downcast shaft. In push-pull systems with multiple main fans, it is vital to select forcing fans with characteristic curves matching those of the existing exhaust fans to prevent undesirable mutual interaction. In complex ventilation networks it is necessary to calculate distribution of airflow (especially in net-works with a large number of installed fans. In the article the influence of applying additional forcing fans for the air distribution in ventilation network for underground mine were considered. There are also analysed the extent of over-pressure caused by the additional forcing fan in branches of the ventilation network (the operating range of additional forcing fan. Possibilities of increasing airflow rate in working areas were conducted.

  17. Strategy Guideline. Compact Air Distribution Systems

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    Burdick, Arlan [IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)


    This guideline discusses the benefits and challenges of using a compact air distribution system to handle the reduced loads and reduced air volume needed to condition the space within an energy efficient home. The decision criteria for a compact air distribution system must be determined early in the whole-house design process, considering both supply and return air design. However, careful installation of a compact air distribution system can result in lower material costs from smaller equipment, shorter duct runs, and fewer outlets; increased installation efficiencies, including ease of fitting the system into conditioned space; lower loads on a better balanced HVAC system, and overall improved energy efficiency of the home.

  18. 78 FR 75334 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ...: Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the scheduled meeting of the National Commission... and 35% Reserve Component. This force mix matches the force mix planned for fiscal year 2015. A second... will also be ] taken from the U.S. Air Force's Alternative Program Objective Memorandum for fiscal...

  19. Reliable Force Predictions for a Flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicle : A "Vortex-lift" Approach

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    Thielicke, W.; Kesel, A. B.; Stamhuis, Eize


    Vertical and horizontal force of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) has been measured in slow-speed forward flight using a force balance. Detailed information on kinematics was used to estimate forces using a blade-element analysis. Input variables for this analysis are lift and drag coefficien

  20. Designed to Win: An Agile Approach to Air Force Command and Control of Cyberspace (United States)


    The Air Force has gladly assumed the moniker of the technological force. From a force originated by the invention of the technological miracle ...from the Germans foreign office to the Mexican government imploring them to initiate an attack on the United States. 44 With the capability to

  1. A decade of U.S. Air Force bat strikes (United States)

    Peurach, Suzanne C.; Dove, Carla J.; Stepko, Laura


    From 1997 through 2007, 821 bat strikes were reported to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Safety Center by aircraft personnel or ground crew and sent to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, for identification. Many samples were identified by macroscopic and or microscopic comparisons with bat specimens housed in the museum and augmented during the last 2 years by DNA analysis. Bat remains from USAF strikes during this period were received at the museum from 40 states in the United States and from 20 countries. We confirmed that 46% of the strikes were caused by bats, but we did not identify them further; we identified 5% only to the family or genus level, and 49% to the species level. Fifty-five of the 101 bat-strike samples submitted for DNA analysis have been identified to the species level. Twenty-five bat species have been recorded striking USAF planes worldwide. The Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis; n = 173) is the species most commonly identified in USAF strike impacts, followed by the red bat (Lasiurus borealis; n = 83). Bat strikes peak during the spring and fall, with >57% occurring from August through October; 82% of the reports that included time of strike were recorded between 2100 and 0900 hours. More than 12% of the bat strikes were reported at >300 m above ground level (AGL). Although $825,000 and >50% of this sum was attributable to 5 bat-strike incidents. Only 5 bats from the 10 most damaging bat strikes were identified to the species level, either because we did not receive remains with the reports or the sample was insufficient for identification.

  2. Investigation of a hybrid PVT air collector system (United States)

    Haddad, S.; Touafek, K.; Mordjaoui, M.; Khelifa, A.; Tabet, I.


    The photovoltaic thermal hybrid (PVT) collectors, which simultaneously produce electricity and heat, are an alternative to photovoltaic modules and thermal collectors installed separately. Indeed, the heat extracted from the solar cell is used to heat water or air, thereby cooling the cell, and thus increasing its energy efficiency. This paper deals with a hybrid PVT air collector in which a new design has been proposed and tested. Its principle is based on the return of the preheating air to a second heating. The air thus passes twice under the solar cells before being evacuated to the outside of the collector (for space heating). The system is modular and expandable to cover large spaces to be heated. The experimental results of this novel design are presented and discussed under both normal and forced circulation. This technique of air return shows favorable results in terms of the quality of the heated air and electric power generation.

  3. Psychomotor performance of Polish Air Force cadets after 36 hours of survival training. (United States)

    Tomczak, Andrzej; Dąbrowski, Jan; Mikulski, Tomasz


    The preparation of Polish Air Force cadets for survival in isolation is a necessary element of their training, to demonstrate just how difficult can be the conditions they could encounter in a combat situation. Objective. The aim of the research was to assess the effect of long-term survival training on selected coordination motor skills in Air Force cadets. Fifteen air force cadets aged 19.6±0.3 years exercised for 36 hours during survival training without the possibility to sleep. They were examined 4 times: Day 1 - before effort (training), Day 2 - after 24 hours training, Day 3 - directly after 36 hours training, Day 4 - next day, after an all night rest. They were examined for shooting and reaction time, the ability to maintain body balance, running motor adjustment, handgrip force differentiation, and on Days 1 and 3, exercise capacity was evaluated with a 1 mile walking test. The survival training resulted in significant decreases in maximum handgrip strength, corrected 50% max handgrip, maintenance of body balance and heart rate. No changes occurred in reaction time, running motor adjustment and shooting performance. Overnight rest did not result in recovery of any of the examined factors to the values observed on Day 1. Survival training combined with sleep deprivation mostly affected peripheral factors depending on strong action from both muscles and nervous system, whereas complex tasks involving short-term central alertness and moderate exertion were maintained. In order to improve performance, more endurance strength training, if possible combined with sleep deprivation, should be introduced in military training.

  4. The coordinate system for force control. (United States)

    Saha, Devjani J; Hu, Xiao; Perreault, Eric; Murray, Wendy; Mussa-Ivaldi, Ferdinando A


    The primary objective of this study was to establish the coordinate frame for force control by observing how parameters of force that are not explicitly specified by a motor task vary across the workspace. We asked subjects to apply a force of a specific magnitude with their hand. Subjects could complete the task by applying forces in any direction of their choice in the transverse plane. They were tested with the arm in seven different configurations. To estimate whether contact forces are represented in extrinsic or intrinsic coordinates, we applied the parallel transport method of differential geometry to the net joint torques applied during the task. This approach allowed us to compare the force variability observed at different arm configurations with the force variability that would be expected if the control system were applying an invariant pattern of joint torques at the tested configurations. The results indicate that for the majority of the subjects, the predominant pattern was consistent with an invariant representation in joint coordinates. However, two out of eleven subjects also demonstrated a preference for extrinsic representation. These findings suggest that the central nervous system can represent contact forces in both coordinate frames, with a prevalence toward intrinsic representations.

  5. CFD model of air movement in ventilated façade: comparison between natural and forced air flow

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    Miguel Mora Pérez, Gonzalo López Patiño, P. Amparo López Jiménez


    Full Text Available This study describes computational fluid dynamics (CFD modeling of ventilated façade. Ventilated façades are normal façade but it has an extra channel between the concrete wall and the (double skin façade. Several studies found in the literature are carried out with CFD simulations about the behavior of the thermodynamic phenomena of the double skin façades systems. These studies conclude that the presence of the air gap in the ventilated façade affects the temperature in the building skin, causing a cooling effect, at least in low-rise buildings. One of the most important factors affecting the thermal effects of ventilated façades is the wind velocity. In this contribution, a CFD analysis applied on two different velocity assumptions for air movement in the air gap of a ventilated façade is presented. A comparison is proposed considering natural wind induced velocity with forced fan induced velocity in the gap. Finally, comparing temperatures in the building skin, the differences between both solutions are described determining that, related to the considered boundary conditions, there is a maximum height in which the thermal effect of the induced flow is significantly observed.

  6. Supplemental site inspection for Air Force Plant 59, Johnson City, New York, Volume 3: Appendices F-Q

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    Nashold, B.; Rosenblatt, D.; Hau, J. [and others


    This summary describes a Supplemental Site Inspection (SSI) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) at Air Force Plant 59 (AFP 59) in Johnson City, New York. All required data pertaining to this project were entered by ANL into the Air Force-wide Installation Restoration Program Information System (IRPIMS) computer format and submitted to an appropriate authority. The work was sponsored by the United States Air Force as part of its Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Previous studies had revealed the presence of contaminants at the site and identified several potential contaminant sources. Argonne`s study was conducted to answer questions raised by earlier investigations. This volume consists of appendices F-Q, which contain the analytical data from the site characterization.

  7. Supplemental site inspection for Air Force Plant 59, Johnson City, New York, Volume 2: Appendices A-E

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    Nashold, B.; Rosenblatt, D.; Tomasko, D. [and others


    This summary describes a Supplemental Site Inspection (SSI) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) at Air Force Plant 59 (AFP 59) in Johnson City, New York. All required data pertaining to this project were entered by ANL into the Air Force-wide Installation Restoration Program Information System (IRPIMS) computer format and submitted to an appropriate authority. The work was sponsored by the United States Air Force as part of its Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Previous studies had revealed the presence of contaminants at the site and identified several potential contaminant sources. Argonne`s study was conducted to answer questions raised by earlier investigations. This volume consists of appendices A-E, containing field data and data validation.

  8. Enlightenment to Chinese Air Force of USAF medical selection standard system of flying cadets%美国空军飞行学员医学选拔标准体系及其对我军的启示

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    邹志康; 张凌; 王广云; 孙金杰; 夏青; 刘伟; 吉保民; 马中立


    系统了解美国空军飞行学员医学选拔标准情况,全面总结美国空军飞行学员医学选拔标准体系和内容,为我军飞行学员医学选拔标准修订和执行提供参考依据.系统分析美国空军4个飞行学员相关医学选拔标准,对照我军飞行学员医学选拔标准,提出美国空军飞行学员医学选拔标准及持续改进的特点内容,归纳我军飞行学员医学选拔优势和需要改进的主要内容.美国空军飞行学员医学选拔标准体系由《国防部指令》《空军体格检查和标准》《空军医学标准指导》《空军特许飞行指南》4个相互引用、相互补充的标准共同构成,具体指标的制订依据来源于航空医学要求和军事训练需要,修改频率很快,整体上更加突出功能需求,与我军飞行学员医学选拔标准相比体系更完善,形态要求更低、功能评价技术更为先进,放飞和停飞依据更为充分.参照美军标准制订的原则和依据开展相应的科学研究,对眼科、外科等生源影响较大、飞行影响较小的一些标准进行针对性修改,完善相关医学选拔技术手段,对扩大招飞优质生源、提升招飞整体质量具有重要意义.%To review the American medical standards of recruiting student pilots, and summarise the features procedures, requirements, and medical standards for medical examinations given by the American Air Force, offer evidence to revise Chinese Air force medical standards of recruiting student pilots. By metrieving literature in this field from medical bibliographic database and foreign military official websites, four published reports and network information were cited, compared with the Chinese Air force medical standards, to find out the differences between the two standards. The American medical standards include Department of Defense Instruction, Air Force Medical Examination and Standards, Air Force Medical Standards Directory, and Air Force Waiver Guide

  9. U.S. Air Force Scientific and Technical Information Program - The STINFO Program (United States)

    Blados, Walter R.


    The U.S. Air Force STINFO (Scientific and Technical Information) program has as its main goal the proper use of all available scientific and technical information in the development of programs. The organization of STINFO databases, the use of STINFO in the development and advancement of aerospace science and technology and the acquisition of superior systems at lowest cost, and the application to public and private sectors of technologies developed for military uses are examined. STINFO user training is addressed. A project for aerospace knowledge diffusion is discussed.

  10. Solid State Air Purification System Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The purpose of this proposed research is to develop a new air purification system based on a liquid membrane, capable of purifying carbon dioxide from air in a far...

  11. Infection control hazards associated with the use of forced-air warming in operating theatres. (United States)

    Wood, A M; Moss, C; Keenan, A; Reed, M R; Leaper, D J


    A review is presented of the published experimental and clinical research into the infection control hazards of using forced air-warming (FAW) in operating theatres to prevent inadvertent hypothermia. This evidence has been reviewed with emphasis on the use of ultra-clean ventilation, any interaction it has with different types of patient warming (and FAW in particular), and any related increased risk of surgical site infection (SSI). We conclude that FAW does contaminate ultra-clean air ventilation; however, there appears to be no definite link to an increased risk of SSI based on current research. Nevertheless, whereas this remains unproven, we recommend that surgeons should at least consider alternative patient-warming systems in areas where contamination of the operative field may be critical. Although this is not a systematic review of acceptable randomized controlled clinical trials, which do not exist, it does identify that there is a need for definitive research in this field.

  12. The Early Retirement of Gen Ronald R. Fogleman, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force (United States)


    The Early Retirement of Gen Ronald R. Fogleman, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force *EDITED by DR. RICHARD H. KOHN Editorial Abstract: Air...Force chief of staff Gen Ronald Fogleman’s early retirement in 1997 has caused great speculation. Was this a “resignation in protest”? Here for the...COVERED 00-00-2001 to 00-00-2001 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE The Early Retirement of Gen Ronald R. Fogleman, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force 5a

  13. Industrial Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency Guidebook.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.


    Energy efficient design, operation and maintenance of compressed air systems in industrial plants can provide substantial reductions in electric power and other operational costs. This guidebook will help identify cost effective, energy efficiency opportunities in compressed air system design, re-design, operation and maintenance. The guidebook provides: (1) a broad overview of industrial compressed air systems, (2) methods for estimating compressed air consumption and projected air savings, (3) a description of applicable, generic energy conservation measures, and, (4) a review of some compressed air system demonstration projects that have taken place over the last two years. The primary audience for this guidebook includes plant maintenance supervisors, plant engineers, plant managers and others interested in energy management of industrial compressed air systems.

  14. Leadership Theory Taught in Air Force Distant Learning Programs (United States)


    the force, fundamental gaps in motivation could be an underlying cause. Sociability/ Charisma Sociability is the characteristic of a leader to be...underpin the development of our officer force. These leadership theories form the base of our leader training and drive future leader behavior. Aspects of...force. These leadership theories form the base of our leader training and drive future leader behavior. Aspects of leadership and management will

  15. Galileon Forces in the Solar System

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    Andrews, Melinda; Trodden, Mark


    We consider the challenging problem of obtaining an analytic understanding of realistic astrophysical dynamics in the presence of a Vainshtein screened fifth force arising from infrared modifications of General Relativity. In particular, we attempt to solve -- within the most general flat spacetime galileon model -- the scalar force law between well separated bodies located well within the Vainshtein radius of the Sun. To this end, we derive the exact static Green's function of the galileon wave equation linearized about the background field generated by the Sun, for the minimal cubic and maximally quartic galileon theories, and then introduce a method to compute the general leading order force law perturbatively away from these limits. We also show that the same nonlinearities which produce the Vainshtein screening effect present obstacles to an analytic calculation of the galileon forces between closely bound systems within the solar system, such as that of the Earth and Moon. Within the test mass approxima...

  16. An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment for Fort Irwin, Naval Air Station, North Island, Edwards Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms

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    Trimble, Michael


    .... Louis District, conducted an investigation of all archaeological materials and associated records in the care of NAS North Island, Edwards Air Force Base, Fort Irwin, and MCAGCC Twentynine Palms...

  17. High Speed Photography, Videography, And Photonic Instrumentation Development At The Air Force Armament Laboratory (United States)

    Snyder, Donald R.; Powell, Rodney M.


    The Instrumentation Technology Branch of the Air Force Armament Laboratory is currently involved in the development of several high speed photographic, videographic, and photonic instrumentation systems to support the testing and analysis of developmental weapons and test items under dynamic conditions. These projects include development of a large format (14 inch by 17 inch) laser illuminated Cranz-Schardin shadowgraph system for materials research, development of a solid state imager based shadowgraph system for aeroballistic studies, experiments with gated imagers for a variety of test applications, and experiments with high speed video imagers and illuminators for airborne and range tracking instrumentation. An additional issue discussed is the development of a timing and annotation standard for video imaging instrumentation systems operating at higher than NTSC standard rates.

  18. Design trends for Army/Air Force airplanes in the United States (United States)

    Spearman, M. Leroy


    Some design trends in Army/Air Force airplane systems in the U.S. are traced from the pre-World War 2 era to the present time. Various types of aircraft systems are reviewed with a view toward noting design features that were used. Some observations concerning the design trends indicate that some may be driven by advanced technology and some by a need for new mission requirements. In addition, it is noted that some design trends are evolutionary and result in an extension of service life or utility of existing systems. In other cases the design trends may be more revolutionary with the intent of creating a system with a new capability. Some examples are included of designs that did not proceed to production for reasons that sometimes were technical and sometimes were not.

  19. Air Force Achieves Fuel Efficiency through Industry Best Practices

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    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is changing the way it does business. It is saving energy and money through an aircraft fleet fuel-efficiency program inspired by private industry best practices and ideas resulting from the empowered fuel savings culture.

  20. Improving the Recreational Fishery on Malmstrom Air Force Base (United States)


    29 3.9.1 History of Malmstrom AFB...3.9.1 History of Malmstrom AFB Construction for an Army Air Corps base east of Great Falls began in 1942. Known as Great Falls Army Air Base, its...Bottom dwelling; Kootenai River Kootenai River population Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos horribilis T Alpine/subalpine coniferous

  1. Air Force Achieves Fuel Efficiency through Industry Best Practices

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    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is changing the way it does business. It is saving energy and money through an aircraft fleet fuel-efficiency program inspired by private industry best practices and ideas resulting from the empowered fuel savings culture.

  2. Analysis on High-Frequency Global Communications System Technology of US Air Force%美国空军短波全球通信系统技术分析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    鞠茂光; 刘尚麟


    HFGCS (High Frequency Global Communications System) is a highly-automated, HF communication system and links US Air Force C2 (command and control) functions with globally-deployed strategic & tactical airborne platforms. This paper describes the basic situation of HFGCS, and analyzes the IP routing, HF station control signaling and communication data IP bearing, HF wireless IP protocol, end-to-end secure interoperability protocol and other technical characteristics of HFGCS, amd finally it gives the enlightenment for high-frequency communication network development in China, proposes some suggestions in strengthening the research of unified scheduling of HF station transceiver station resource, HF communication wireless IP protocol, HF communication information distribution, HF end-to-end secure communication interoperability technology, and each level should use IP technology, maintain the sustainability of HF communication development.%  短波全球通信系统 HFGCS,是高度自动化短波通信系统,为美国空军全球作战飞机部署和战略任务提供通信链路。这里首先介绍了 HFGCS 基本情况,然后分析了 IP 路由、短波台站控制信令和通信数据 IP 承载、短波无线 IP 协议、短波端到端保密互通等 HFGCS 具有特点的技术,最后给出了对中国短波通信网络发展的启示,建议加强短波台站收发信台资源统一调度、短波通信无线 IP 协议、短波通信信息分发、短波端到端保密通信等技术应用研究,各个层次都使用 IP 技术体制,保持短波通信网发展的可持续性。

  3. 77 FR 62221 - Renewal of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


    ... of the U.S. Air Force Academy AGENCY: DoD. ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. SUMMARY... notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy (hereafter... provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the U.S. Air Force Academy, to...

  4. A Course in Air Force Logistics History Since 1940 (United States)


    gravity of Allied forces 1000 miles from Morotai and Palaus, next stepping stones to Philippines --- Had to move forces to Netherlands New Guinea...inaccurate ---- Underestimated rainfall --- By Dec, planned to have 380 heavy bomber hardstands, only had 104 --- Shipping schedules so tight, decided

  5. The metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular mortality in US Air Force veterans of the Vietnam War

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    Pavuk, M. [SpecPro, Inc. (United States); Michalek, J.; Jackson Jr., W.; Ketchum, N. [Air Force Research Laboratory (United States)


    The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of risk factors such as disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism, obesity and visceral adiposity, low HDL cholesterol, hypertension, and a systemic pro-inflammatory state. Its subsequent association with development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes makes it a major health care issue. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the United States is roughly 25% for adults over 20 and up to 40% for those over 60 years old. Although the estimates on the prevalence differ and various criteria have been used in classification of metabolic syndrome, few seem to disagree that it has reached epidemic proportions. Two major definitions have been proposed by World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III). The exact definition of the syndrome and the importance of individual components in the etiology of the syndrome are still under intense investigation. The Air Force Health Study is a 25-year prospective study examining the health, mortality and reproductive outcomes in US Air Force veterans of Operation Ranch Hand who sprayed herbicides, including 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) - contaminated Agent Orange, in Vietnam from 1962 to 1971. Veterans who flew or serviced C-130 transport aircraft in Southeast Asia during the same time period but did not spray herbicides served as comparisons. In this study we examined whether the NCEP-defined metabolic syndrome in Air Force veterans who attended the 1982 baseline examination was associated with their subsequent cardiovascular and any-cause mortality and whether exposure to herbicides had any effect on this association.

  6. [Air quality control systems: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC)]. (United States)

    Bellucci Sessa, R; Riccio, G


    After a brief illustration of the principal layout schemes of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), the first part of this paper summarizes the standards, both voluntary and compulsory, regulating HVAC facilities design and installation with regard to the question of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The paper then examines the problem of ventilation systems maintenance and the essential hygienistic requirements in whose absence HVAC facilities may become a risk factor for people working or living in the building. Lastly, the paper deals with HVAC design strategies and methods, which aim not only to satisfy comfort and air quality requirements, but also to ensure easy and effective maintenance procedures.

  7. (Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

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    This report presents information concerning field procedures employed during the monitoring, well construction, well purging, sampling, and well logging at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Activities were conducted in an effort to evaluate ground water contamination.

  8. 2008 Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Lidar: Eglin Air Force Base, Walton County, FL (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In the summer of 2008, the Northwest Florida Water Management District collected lidar data over a portion of Walton County, FL (Eglin Air force Base) to support...

  9. Temporal Geophysical Investigations of the FT-2-Plume at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Michigan (United States)

    The decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base former Fire Training Cell (FT-02) facility has been the focus of several geophysical investigations. After several decades of fire training exercises, significant amounts of hydrocarbons and some solvents seeped into the subsurface cont...

  10. 2008 Northwest Florida Water Management District Lidar: Eglin Air Force Base, Walton County, FL (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In the summer of 2008, the Northwest Florida Water Management District collected lidar data over a portion of Walton County, FL (Eglin Air force Base) to support...

  11. Report of Findings: Cold Bay Air Force Station (Grant Point) military contaminants: Fiscal year 1988 collections (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes our contaminants investigation at the abandoned Cold Bay Air Force Station (Station), located on the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge at Grant...

  12. Fungal colonization of air-conditioning systems

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    Ljaljević-Grbić Milica


    Full Text Available Fungi have been implicated as quantitatively the most important bioaerosol component of indoor air associated with contaminated air-conditioning systems. rarely, indoor fungi may cause human infections, but more commonly allergenic responses ranging from pneumonitis to asthma-like symptoms. From all air conditioner filters analyzed, 16 fungal taxa were isolated and identified. Aspergillus fumigatus causes more lethal infections worldwide than any other mold. Air-conditioning filters that adsorb moisture and volatile organics appear to provide suitable substrates for fungal colonization. It is important to stress that fungal colonization of air-conditioning systems should not be ignored, especially in hospital environments.

  13. United States Air Force Summer Faculty Research Program. 1980 Program Management Report. (United States)


    Command, United States Air Force, and is conduted by the South- eastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education, Inc. UNCLASS I FIED SECURITY...Tolin Human Resource Management in the Air Force 76 Proton Induced Nuclear Events in Silicon Dr. William P. Tucker 77 A Model for the Thermal ...particularly the specific heat and thermal conductivity of the coatings, the thickness of the coating, and the properties of the superconductor. A comparison of

  14. The Search for a Permanent Home: Explaining the Organizational Instability of Air Force Rescue (United States)


    general case study, the story of Air Force Rescue also suggests insights into organizational decision-making within the Air Force writ large...the skill and daring of the CSAR aircrews to do things like descend below a 100 foot cloud deck over a lake and wire hop to the objective, or fly...platforms. Rescue and SOF are two different missions that leverage different skills for different purposes.37

  15. Air Force Research to Link Standards for Enlistment to On-the-Job Performance (United States)


    This report describes Air Force research supporting the Joint-Service Job Performance Measurement/Enlistment Standards Project. This project has...selection and classification standards on-the- job performance . This report describes those relationships. A brief overview of the Air Force Job Performance Measurement...enlistment test scores, job experience, educational attainment, and hands-on job performance test scores. Additional analyses indicating the reliability and

  16. AIR FORCE1不完全手册VOL.1

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)


    恰逢AIR FORCE1 25周年之际,鞋帮带您回顾25年间AIR FORCE1的点点滴滴。在这里,汇集了数百双25年来的经典鞋款,在今后的三期里,我们将会为您悉数呈现。

  17. Air Force Journal of Logistics. Volume 34, Numbers 3 and 4, 2011 (United States)


    Can America Afford to Modernize the Air Force? George A. Coggins , Colonel, USAF REWIND: READINGS IN LOGISTICS 44 From Production to...size workloads to the resources available. The latest innovation along this vein is the high-velocity maintenance (HVM) concept being tested in a...Air Force Special Operations C-130s will be the test case. If successful, the migration to the larger C-130 fleet should improve availability by

  18. Improving Demographic Diversity in the U.S. Air Force Officer Corps (United States)


    research quality and objectivity. Improving Demographic Diversity in the U.S. Air Force Officer Corps Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David ...Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser Prepared for the United States Air Force Approved for public fields, 6 See Karen R. Humes , Nicholas A. Jones, and Roberto R. Ramirez, Overview of Race and

  19. Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate Leadership Legacy, 1960-2011 (United States)


    State Uni- versity, Columbus, Ohio. In 1957, Dr. Ryles was employed as an aerospace engineer in the Air Force Powerplant Laboratory, Wright...from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 1957, Dr. Ryles was employed as an aerospace engineer in the Air Force Powerplant Laboratory, Wright...Millimeter Wave Ra- dar, and Scanning Antenna Design. Composed from biographical text provided by Dr. Bodnar. Sensors Director- ate archives 149

  20. Environmental Assessment: General Plan-Based Environmental Impact Analysis Process, Laughlin Air Force Base (United States)


    BASED ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS PROCESS LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS AGENCY: 47th Flying Training Wing (FTW), Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB), their decision-making process. The President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued regulations to implement NEPA that include...Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, was issued by the President on

  1. Air Force Journal of Logistics: Spares Campaign 2002. Volume 26 Number 3 (United States)


    Logistics Management Agency, or the organization where the author works. The Journal is a refereed journal. Manuscripts are subject to expert and peer...Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics, and Mr Gunselman is a consultant , Dynamics Research Corporation ( DRC ), Directorate of...Management, Directorate of Supply Chain Integration, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics; and Mr Grehawick is a consultant, DRC

  2. The F-22 Acquisition Program: Consequences for the US Air Force’s Fighter Fleet (United States)


    1997 QDR, the Air Force implemented a new con- struct for its deployable forces. By 2000 all operational fighter squad- rons had been grouped into...production cost estimate by 648. 14. Eric V. Larson , David T. Orletsky, and Kristin Leuschner, Defense Planning in a Decade of Change: Lessons from...17. Larson , Orletsky, and Leuschner, Defense Planning, 39. 18. General Accounting Office, Status of the Air Force’s Efforts to Replace the A-10

  3. United States Air Force F-35A Operational Basing Environmental Impact Statement. Appendix E: Comments (United States)


    such as final, technical, interim, memorandum, master’s thesis, progress, quarterly, research, special, group study , etc. 3. DATES COVERED...whose most relevant experience had been piloting F-16s for the past dozen years. Costumed in his flight suit for his ground appearance before a...the Air Force refuses to release documentation that might resolve i t. Air Force Case Flawed, Data Withheld Worki ng from a Power Point

  4. Integrated Planning for the Air Force Senior Leader Workforce. Background and Methods (United States)


    Matters Office AFSLMO Air Force Senior Leader Management Office C2ISR command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance CMDB follows, using proxies available in the Air Force’s Command Manpower Data Base ( CMDB ). 2 Size. Organizational size was defined as the number of...organization. 2 For the analysis reported here, we used the CMDB as of the end of FY 2002. 3 Given the wide variations found in organizational sizes, we

  5. Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae Among US Air Force Academy Cadets, Colorado, USA (United States)


    Article 3. DATES COVERED (From – To) Sep 2013 – May 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae among US Air Force...October 2013–May 2014, there were 102 cases of pneumonia diagnosed in US Air Force Academy cadets. A total of 73% of tested nasal washes contained...Chlamydophila pneumoniae . This agent can be considered to be present on campus settings during outbreaks with numerous, seemingly disconnected cases of

  6. No Winglets: What a Drag...Argument for Adding Winglets to Large Air Force Aircraft (United States)


    22134-5068 MASTER OF MILITARY STUDIES NO WINGLETS : WHAT A DRAG... ARGUMENT FOR ADDING WINGLETS TO LARGE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT ,SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL...currently valid OMB control number. 1. REPORT DATE 2008 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2008 to 00-00-2008 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE No Winglets ...What a Drag...Argument for Adding Winglets to Large Air Force Aircraft 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR

  7. Numerical Analysis of Magnetic Force of Dry-Type Air-Core Reactor

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    LIUZhi-gang; GENGYing-san; WANGJian-hua


    This paper presents a coupled magnetic-circuit method for computing the magnetic force of air-core reactor under short-time current. The current and the magnetic flux density are computed first and then the magnetic force is obtained. Thus, the dynamic stability performance of air-core reactor can be analyzed at the design stage to reduce experimental cost and shorten the lead-time of product development.

  8. Investigating Team Collaboration of an Air Force Research Event October 2008 (United States)


    Joint Force Commander MARLO Marine Liaison Officer MIO Maritime Interdiction Operations MURI Multidisciplinary University Research...maritime interdiction operations ( MIO ) chat logs from three MIO exercises and air warfare audio transcripts from four different teams. A MIO is an...State University: Team Training Paradigm for Better CID . Retrieved on May 19, 2009 from Sirak, M. (2006). Air Force to Pick Contractor

  9. Leveraging Advanced Technology in Army and Air Force Readiness and Sustainment Training (United States)


    USAWC STRATEGY RESEARCH PROJECT LEVERAGING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN ARMY AND AIR FORCE READINESS AND SUSTAINMENT TRAINING by Kathy Lindsey Department...of Air Force Colonel Richard M. Meinhart Project Advisor The views expressed in this academic research paper are those of the author and do not...necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or any of its agencies. U.S. Army War College CARLISLE

  10. Mortality from Fungal Disease in the US Air Force from 1970 to 2013 (United States)


    other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a...We review a unique set of documents, death certificates, catalogued in the US Air Force Mortality Registry, which tracks deaths for current and...retired Air Force service members. We screened the records for all deaths caused by fungal diseases between 1970 and 2013. There were 216 deaths caused

  11. Environmental Assessment for Developing Renewable Energy Enhanced Use Lease Facilities at Robins Air Force Base (United States)


    and effluent is monitored for biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, coliform bacteria, pH, oil and grease, ammonia , metals, suspended...on Airports and Aviation. Airport Cooperative Research Program. ACRP Synthesis 28. United States Air Force (USAF). 2013. U.S. Air Force Energy...battlegrounds, and a variety of other structures from the period of recorded history in the region. Architectural resources include structures or districts

  12. Can Market Forces Clean The Air In Metro Manila?


    Catherine Frances J. Corpuz


    Metro Manila, like many cities in Southeast Asia, is badly affected by poor air quality. Legislation has failed to combat the problem due to inadequate regulatory enforcement and industry's cavalier attitude towards pollution. However a recent economic study has found that a solution to this crisis could be provided by taxation and other similar economic instruments. The study drew on a wide range of research and information to get an overview of the air pollution situation in Metro Manila. T...

  13. Adhesion force imaging in air and liquid by adhesion mode atomic force microscopy

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    van der Werf, Kees; Putman, C.A.J.; Putman, Constant A.; de Grooth, B.G.; Greve, Jan


    A new imaging mode for the atomic force microscope(AFM), yielding images mapping the adhesion force between tip and sample, is introduced. The adhesion mode AFM takes a force curve at each pixel by ramping a piezoactuator, moving the silicon‐nitride tip up and down towards the sample. During the

  14. SpaceX Dragon Air Circulation System (United States)

    Hernandez, Brenda; Piatrovich, Siarhei; Prina, Mauro


    The Dragon capsule is a reusable vehicle being developed by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) that will provide commercial cargo transportation to the International Space Station (ISS). Dragon is designed to be a habitable module while it is berthed to ISS. As such, the Dragon Environmental Control System (ECS) consists of pressure control and pressure equalization, air sampling, fire detection, illumination, and an air circulation system. The air circulation system prevents pockets of stagnant air in Dragon that can be hazardous to the ISS crew. In addition, through the inter-module duct, the air circulation system provides fresh air from ISS into Dragon. To utilize the maximum volume of Dragon for cargo packaging, the Dragon ECS air circulation system is designed around cargo rack optimization. At the same time, the air circulation system is designed to meet the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) inter-module and intra-module ventilation requirements and acoustic requirements. A flight like configuration of the Dragon capsule including the air circulation system was recently assembled for testing to assess the design for inter-module and intra-module ventilation and acoustics. The testing included the Dragon capsule, and flight configuration in the pressure section with cargo racks, lockers, all of the air circulation components, and acoustic treatment. The air circulation test was also used to verify the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model of the Dragon capsule. The CFD model included the same Dragon internal geometry that was assembled for the test. This paper will describe the Dragon air circulation system design which has been verified by testing the system and with CFD analysis.

  15. Aerosol properties and radiative forcing for three air masses transported in Summer 2011 to Sopot, Poland (United States)

    Rozwadowska, Anna; Stachlewska, Iwona S.; Makuch, P.; Markowicz, K. M.; Petelski, T.; Strzałkowska, A.; Zieliński, T.


    Properties of atmospheric aerosols and solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface were measured during Summer 2011 in Sopot, Poland. Three cloudless days, characterized by different directions of incoming air-flows, which are typical transport pathways to Sopot, were used to estimate a radiative forcing due to aerosols present in each air mass.

  16. 78 FR 70540 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ... test and evaluation. --Projections and assumptions about future resource levels that will be available..., programming and budgeting flexibility. Commissioners will also consider the impact of strategic choices on Air... fundamental relationship of the American people to their military and to sub-cultures within the Air Force...

  17. Installation Restoration Program, Phase II - Confirmation/Quantification Stage I, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. (United States)


    ABBREVIATIONS, AND UNITS OF MESUREMENT ~~(Page I of 2) "’ 2 % W. -* AFB Air Force Base ATC Air Training Command I ASTM American Society for Testing Materials...following emergency phone numbers should be available * 1 on-site: I. Ambulance or medical assistance, 2. Base fire department (or other if off-site), and

  18. Centrifugal Blower for Personal Air Ventilation System (PAVS) - Phase 1 (United States)



  19. 78 FR 10608 - David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement... (United States)


    ... demonstration would be initially conducted at DGMC and its satellite clinic, the McClellan Clinic (MCC) as well... also operates the McClellan satellite clinic (MCC) in Sacramento. This satellite clinic offers an... Force Base (AFB) is currently a 116-bed facility and fulfills a key role in the Air Force...

  20. 78 FR 59343 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ... peacetime rotation force to support operational tempo goals of 1:2 for regular members of the Air Forces and... County parking garage is adjacent with the capability of reserved parking for high level visitors. There...'s staff will assign time to oral commenters at the meeting, for no more than 5 minutes each. While...

  1. 78 FR 51175 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (United States)


    ... strengths and capabilities of each; (c) ensures that the regular and reserve components of the Air Force... Force Reserve such as their study results and recommendations. These witnesses are also asked to address...) meets current and anticipated requirements of the combatant commands; (b) achieves an appropriate...

  2. Critical Thinking Skills of U.S. Air Force Senior and Intermediate Developmental Education Students (United States)


    that the operational leadership , and, most importantly, levels of PME and education, fail to develop the CT skills of AF officers. As a partial...and your Organization. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2009. Kiltz, Linda. “Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Homeland Security and...AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS OF US AIR FORCE SENIOR AND INTERMEDIATE DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION STUDENTS by

  3. The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

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    van Aardenne, J. [European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen (Denmark); Colette, A. [INERIS (France); Degraeuwe, B.; de Vlieger, I. [VITO (Belgium); Hammingh, P. [PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Netherlands); Viana, M. [CSIC (Spain)


    This EEA Technical report provides an overview on the state of knowledge on the impact of international shipping in European waters to air quality and climate change. Based on literature review and model assessment studies information is provided on past and future emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, monitoring of ship emissions, emission mitigation policies and impact on European air quality and radiative forcing. (Author)

  4. A US Air Force Strategy for Africa (Drew Paper, Number 7) (United States)


    productivity costs of $ billion.5 This variability in climate will complicate air operations in Africa, while the disease profile of the continent makes...making their experience especially instructive. This similarity comes from “a planning environment characterized by chronic resource constraints...Seventeenth Air Force AOC to reflect its operational envi- ronment. Specifically, among the five divisions in the AOC, the Air Mobility Division ( AMD ) and

  5. Transfer of Air Force technical procurement bid set data to small businesses, using CALS and EDI: Test report

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    This report documents a test transfer of three Air Force technical procurement bid sets to one large and twelve small businesses, using the Department of Defense (DoD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) and ANSI ASC X12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. The main goal of the test was to evaluate the effectiveness of using CALS technical data within the context of the DoD`s EDI-based standard approach to electronic commerce in procurement, with particular emphasis on receipt and use of the data by small contractors. Air Force procurement data was provided by the Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan Air Force Base; the manufacturing participants were selected from among McClellan`s ``Blue Ribbon`` contractors, located throughout the US. The test was sponsored by the Air Force CALS Test Network, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The test successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of including CALS MIL-R-28002 (Raster) engineering data in an EDI Specification/Technical Information transaction set (ANSI ASC X12 841) when issuing electronic requests for quotation to small businesses. In many cases, the data was complete enough for the contractor participant to feel comfortable generating a quote. Lessons learned from the test are being fed back to the CALS and EDI standards organizations, and to future implementors of CALS-EDI based acquisition or contracting systems, which require the transfer of technical information, such as engineering data, manufacturing process data, quality test data, and other product or process data, in the form of a CALS or other digital datafile.

  6. The Strengthening of the Colombian Air Force: An Effective Strategy on the Road to Negotiation

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    Janiel Melamed Visbal


    Full Text Available This article discusses how the strengthening of the Colombian Air Force since the beginning of the new millennium, resulted in the military weakening of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP. These circumstances, along with the overall strengthening of the national security forces allowed to develop the proper conditions to initiate a set of peace talks between the most remarkable insurgent organization and the Colombian State, in very different conditions from previous experiences.

  7. Organizing for the Future: Aligning U.S. Air Force Cyber Support with Mission Assurance (United States)


    MAJCOM Commanders, memorandum, 7 June 2006. 8 Laura M. Colarusso , “The Deepest Cuts: USAF To Let Go of Hundreds of Planes, Thousands of Airmen” Defense...M. Colarusso and Rod Hafemeister, “Forced cuts - Air Force leaders plan to drop 40,000 airmen, civilians over 6 years, starting in 2006,” Air Force...Blue. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. Colarusso , Laura M. “The Deepest Cuts: USAF To Let Go of Hundreds of Planes, Thousands of Airmen

  8. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: The Air Force Needs to Adopt an Incremental Approach to Future Acquisition Planning to Enable Incorporation of Lessons Learned (United States)


    Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics directed the Air Force to introduce a competitive procurement environment for up to 14 launches.11... competition in the launch industry is a high priority for the service, and not requiring DOD-approved business systems is a key advantage of...program is the primary provider launches for military and intelligence satellites. The Air Force is working to introduce competition into the program

  9. Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle Wing Manufacture and Force Testing (United States)


    mechanism to mimic the thorax is only half the challenge when creating mechanical fliers. Although these devices can provide some precise articulation ...Aerodynamics and Kinematics of Nature’s Micro Air Vehicles ...........................6  2.2 Mechanizing the Thorax ...Figure 3: Compression and Expansion of an Insect’s Thorax .......................................... 12  Figure 4: University of Florida Flapping 1 DOF

  10. Range Reference Atmosphere, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada (United States)


    vi’scosity, designated as 1, is defined as the ratio of the dynamic coefficient of viscosity of a gas to its density, or ’ IPIP (82) The...Spalce Administration NASA/MSFC NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center NASA/WFC NASA/Wallops Flight Ceiter NATC Naval Air Test Center NOAA National Oceanic

  11. AAFES Gas Station at Creech Air Force Base Environmental Assessment (United States)


    agassizii). Several snakes may also be present, including king snake (Lampropeltus getulus), rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata), gopher snake...1985 Years of Experience: 12 Lesley Hamilton, Air Quality B.A., Chemistry, Mary Baldwin College, 1988 Years of Experience: 17 Chareé

  12. The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities (United States)


    Air and Cosmos [Paris], May 6, 2011, 16–17. 144 Ibid. 145 Nick Eftimiades, Chinese Intelligence Operations (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press... html>; Nathan Hodge , “China’s J–20 Fighter: Stealthy or Just Stealthy Looking?” The Wall Street Journal

  13. Final Nellis Air Force Base Capital Improvements Program Environmental Assessment (United States)


    construction activities and types of land use. Affected Environment Water Resources The Sierra Nevada, stretching along Nevada’s western border...Commission 500 Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89109 Mr. John Mendoza , S. Planner Clark County Department of Air Quality & Environmental

  14. United States Air Force Infrastructure Energy Strategic Plan (United States)


    sponsored Industry Companies ( ESCOs ) and utility providers Forums • American Public/Local Community • Print and broadcast media, industry trade shows App~n...Protection Agency BCE Base Civil Engineer EPAct Energy Policy Act of 2005 BLCC Building Life Cycle Cost ESCO Energy Services Company United States Air

  15. Air Force Mentoring: The Potential Protege’s Perspective. (United States)


    Second Edition). Chicago: , SPSS , Inc., 1986. 29. Uecker, Michael E. Mentoring and Leadership Develop- ment in the Officer Corps of the United States Air...ION (if aplicable , ) Sc. ADDRESS (City. State and ZIP Code) 10. SOURCE OF FUNDING NOS. PROGRAM PROJECT TASK WORK UNIT ELEMENT NO. NO. NO. NO. 1. TITLE

  16. Improving Air Force Command and Control Through Enhanced Agile Combat Support Planning, Execution, Monitoring, and Control Processes (United States)


    assess, plan, execute [ MAPE ] model) are an integral part of Air Force enterprise and joint command and control capability. In the revised copy of Air...operations. 2 Similar in construct, the Air Force uses the MAPE model when discussing ACS processes. 3 In the revised copy of AFDD 1, dated November 12, 2010...MAJCOM major command xliv Improving Air Force C2 Through Enhanced Agile Combat Support Processes MAJCOM/CC commander, major command MAPE monitor, assess

  17. Rooftop Unitary Air Conditioner with Integral Dedicated Outdoor Air System

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    Tiax Llc


    Energy use of rooftop and other unitary air-conditioners in commercial applications accounts for about 1 quad (10{sup 15} Btu) of primary energy use annually in the U.S. [Reference 7]. The realization that this cooling equipment accounts for the majority of commercial building cooled floorspace and the majority also of commercial building energy use has spurred development of improved-efficiency equipment as well as development of stricter standards addressing efficiency levels. Another key market driver affecting design of rooftop air-conditioning equipment has been concern regarding comfort and the control of humidity. Trends for increases in outdoor air ventilation rates in certain applications, and the increasing concern about indoor air quality problems associated with humidity levels and moisture in buildings points to a need for improved dehumidification capability in air-conditioning equipment of all types. In many cases addressing this issue exacerbates energy efficiency, and vice versa. The integrated dedicated outdoor air system configuration developed in this project addresses both energy and comfort/humidity issues.

  18. AIR FORCE 1二十五周年庆典

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    继AIDAS SUPERSTAR 35TH之后,NIKE AIR FORCE1 25周年对于体育潮流界来说是不能忽视的重要事件!以NIKE传奇设计师Bruce Kilgore为核心的创作团队也致力让NIKE AIR FORCE1在25周年之际让它更加放射光芒!NIKE AIR FORCE1 25周年不仅包含了纪念意义,也包含了NIKE对于业界的野心和期望。随后发表的一系列NIKE AF1 25周年别注将代表NIKE最高级设计和制作工艺。据悉,之后每款NIKE AIR FORCE别注都将拍摄特别短片!

  19. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: Tactical Airlift (United States)


    29. Hist, 13th AF, Jul I-Dec 31, 1963, 1st Spec Forces Gp (Airb), subj: Re- 1, 1-12; rprt, Lt Col Garth L. Reynolds . quest for Doctrinal subj: Operation Junction City, 32 and 33-40, Apr 21, 1967; rprt, Apr 72; intvw, author with Maj Jessie 196th Light Inf Bde, AAR Junction City, H

  20. Air Force Research Laboratory’s 2006 Technology Milestones (United States)


    the model to different aerodynamic orientations, propeller speeds, nacelle angles, and blade angles. The researchers also performed forced...based cloud profiling radar and light detection and ranging ( lidar ), radiosondes, satellite imagery, and a surface observer collected data throughout...more than 26 different 3-hour cirrus episodes occurring between February and December. Radar and lidar data specified the top and base altitudes of

  1. Improve Compressed Air System Performance with AIRMaster+

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    AIRMaster+ provides a systematic apporach for assessing the supply-side performance of compressed air systems. Using plant-specific data, the software effectively evaluates supply-side operational costs for various equipment configurations and system pro

  2. Basin bifurcation in quasiperiodically forced systems

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    Feudel, U.; Witt, A.; Grebogi, C. [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais, PF 601553, D-14415, Potsdam (Germany); Lai, Y. [Departments of Physics and Astronomy and of Mathematics, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (United States); Grebogi, C. [Institute for Plasma Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)


    In this paper we study quasiperiodically forced systems exhibiting fractal and Wada basin boundaries. Specifically, by utilizing a class of representative systems, we analyze the dynamical origin of such basin boundaries and we characterize them. Furthermore, we find that basin boundaries in a quasiperiodically driven system can undergo a unique type of bifurcation in which isolated {open_quotes}islands{close_quotes} of basins of attraction are created as a system parameter changes. The mechanism for this type of basin boundary bifurcation is elucidated. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  3. Recent air conditioning systems of shopping buildings

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    Nagashima, Hironori


    In the air conditioning system in the shopping building, both the distributed air conditioning and DDC control methods have been increasingly adopted. The distributed air conditioning method, with a microcomputer mounted thereon, has attained the level sufficiently corresponding to the large scale building. While, the DDC control method, like the distributed air conditioning method, is considerably effective on the system having many surveillance control items. To engineer the energy conservation of air conditioning system in the shopping building, the utilization of atmospheric air as natural energy and control method for the ambient room condition reexamined must be studied. For the former, the atmospheric air intake quantity control to dilute CO and CO/sub 2/, and atmospheric air purge system prior to the air cooling are useful. While for the latter, the control method aiming at the comfort range, so called zero energy band control method is recommendable. Further for the temperature and humidity control, the DDC control by local controller is useful. 6 figures, 1 table.

  4. Study on forced air convection cooling for electronic assemblies

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)


    The slotted fin concept was employed to improve the air cooling performance of plate-fin in heat sinks.Numerical simulations of laminar heat transfer and flow pressure drop were conducted for the integral plate fin,discrete plate fin and discrete slotted fin heat sinks.It is found that the performance of the discrete plate fin is better than that of the integral continuum plate fin and the performance of slotted fin is better than that of the discrete plate fin at the same pumping power of the fan.A new type of heat sink characterized by discrete and slotted fin surfaces with thinner fins and smaller spaces between fins is then proposed.Preliminary computation shows that this type of heat sink may be useful for the next generation of higher thermal load CPUs.The limit of cooling capacity for air-cooling techniques was also addressed.

  5. Out of Joint: Independent Air Forces in Democratic Cultures (United States)


    28 Ian Drury , “Could this be the...America, 104. 31 Colin Clark, “JSF Costs Rocket 50 Percent,” DoD Buzz Online Defense and Acquisition Journal,, Colin , “JSF Costs Rocket 50 Percent,” DoD Buzz Online Defense and Acquisition Journal. Corum, James, S., “The Myth of Air Control

  6. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Community Redevelopment Plan (United States)


    senior citizen cultural programs and uses. " The opportunity exists at MBAFB to encourage a high-quality destination resort with first-class which has several subareas within the entire facility which are built up around themes. As an example, Disneyland has areas such as Fantasyland and...Archaeological Historic Sites ’-- ( Cultural Resources Analysis, May, 1980) fo,,2 Installation Restoration Program Sites (Source: Myrtle Beach Air



    This suggests that the only way to influence the market is through demand.45 While there are indications that demands from government agencies...heavily influence the market , most organizations do not have sufficient resources to influence such an expensive market .46 However, this does not mean...are dependencies for a large segment of the Air Force—things like connection off the installation, enterprise services, and access to functional

  8. Probable Impacts of Space Operations on Air Force Civil Engineering (United States)


    University, Air Command and Staff College, Research Report). Bierling , James R ., Space Operations Professional Development Guide, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, April...basing containerized payloads self ferry Table S. NASP Technical Challenges and Confidence Factors4 1986 1988 1990 Airframe Structures and Materials R ...Y B Thermal Management Y G B Flight Vehicle Integration R G G Inlet/Nozzle Performane R Y 6 Slush Hydrogen Y Y 6 Propulsion Ramjet Y 6 B Scramjet

  9. Environmental Assessment: Proposed Consolidated Warehouse, Hill Air Force Base, Utah (United States)


    pavements are identified, they would be properly handled during the demolition and construction process. Operational activities would generate the same...historic properties is extremely low . However, if any such properties are found during construction, ground-disturbing activities in the immediate...gas, and improve the capture of particulates during painting and abrasive blasting operations (in compliance with the base’s Title V air quality

  10. Environmental Assessment: Installation Development at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (United States)


    Residential Area (South Leon Valley) 67.5 SD08 Residential Area (Huebner and Bandera Roads) 64.5 SD09 Residential Area (South O.P. Schnabel Park) 62.3...most of the winter. Southeasterly winds from the Gulf of Mexico are predominant in the summer but also occur frequently during the winter. The...Air Quality Control Region (AQCR Number 217), which includes Atascosa, Bandera , Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes

  11. Motivation a Necessary Personnel Management Tool in the Air Force. (United States)


    psychologists has written on the subject of job motivation. Some greats such as Abraham H. Maslow, Douglas McGregor, and Frederick Herzberg have become... Frederick Herzberg , Instructor 7. Herzberg , Frederick . Work and the Nature of Man. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1966 8. Air Command and Staff...Individuals , such as Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg , Likert, Vroom, Argyris, and others tried to formulate theories to "explain the complex behavior of

  12. United States Air Force Agency Financial Report 2013 (United States)


    Information for Comprehension A fiduciary relationship may exist anytime a Federal Government entity collects or receives, and holds or makes...based on statute or other legal authority and the fiduciary activity must be in furtherance of that relationship . The Air Force’s fiduciary activities... relationships . Consolidated Sustainment Activity Group (CSAG) CSAG is an AFWCF business activity chartered for operation in FY 2009. The mission of CSAG is

  13. Air leakage in residential solar heating systems (United States)

    Shingleton, J. G.; Cassel, D. E.; Overton, R. L.


    A series of computer simulations was performed to evaluate the effects of component air leakage on system thermal performance for a typical residential solar heating system, located in Madison, Wisconsin. Auxiliary energy required to supplement solar energy for space heating was determined using the TRNSYS computer program, for a range of air leakage rates at the solar collector and pebble bed storage unit. The effects of heat transfer and mass transfer between the solar equipment room and the heated building were investigated. The effect of reduced air infiltration into the building due to pressurized by the solar air heating system were determined. A simple method of estimating the effect of collector array air leakage on system thermal performance was evaluated, using the f CHART method.

  14. Airmen First: Shaping the Expeditionary Air Force for Counterinsurgency (United States)


    comparison to the ancient Roman Empire known as Pax Romana , Boot selects these words to justify the extensive deployment of American military forces...ideology, or social identity based on race, religion , or ethnicity. Whatever the issue, it impacts a broad swath of the population across the breadth of...colony where the residue of empire still persists. Often viewed as foreign by virtue of race, religion , or ethnicity, the established regime usually

  15. America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future (United States)


    office. However, I know the issues will last beyond my tenure and are therefore woven into the key themes and vectors contained in this document...importance of airpower now and well into the future, this paper details our core missions and how—through the skill, commitment, dedication, and...dangerous future were gathering. Then, like now , some things were crystal clear. Among them, that force will remain an essential component of

  16. Airpower Lessons for an Air Force Cyber Power Targeting Theory (United States)


    subsequent wars. Shaping Strategic Bombing Doctrine The perceived psychological impact upon residents of aerially bombed cities was at the foundation of...the day, the ambition was not unfounded. In 1849, during an Italian revolt against the Austrian Hapsburgs, Austrian imperial forces bombed Venice...thinking is seen by evaluating the tautology of the instructors at ACTS. After evaluating US cities , they concluded that destroying transportation, steel

  17. Time, Space, and Force Considerations for a Joint Force Commander’s Air Operations in a Counterinsurgency (United States)


    end of the range of military operations ( ROMO ), particularly Counter-Insurgency (COIN), the JTF has many options when deciding how to conduct air...few in number, and are severely hampered by the elements. The desert environment may be an ideal location for them, but wind , rain, and clouds...simultaneously, and different portions of the ROMO . One unit in the AO may be establishing a new police force, while another is conducting a strike against a

  18. Trenchard and his Air Force Thinking%特伦查德的空军思想

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    Trenchard was a well-known British military thinkers,the founder of the British Royal Air Force-the first independent air force in the early 20th century.Strategic delay and independent air force theory was his basic idea about Air Force in battle.These thoughts had ever made tremendous impact on the air force construction and battle theory in British and even in the world.%特伦查德是20世纪初英国著名的军事家、世界上第一支独立空军———英国皇家空军的创始人。其关于空军作战使用的基本思想是战略阻滞和独立空军思想,这些思想对英国乃至世界的空军建设和作战理论产生过巨大影响。

  19. Comparison of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form T and Form S: Initial Item- and Subtest-Level Analyses (United States)


    Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form T and Form S: Initial...Item- and Subtest- Level Analyses March, 2017 Imelda D. Aguilar Air Force Personnel Center Strategic Research and Assessment HQ AFPC...DSYX Prepared for: Laura G. Barron, Ph.D. AFPC/Strategic Research and Assessment Branch (SRAB) Air

  20. Relationships between Organizational Commitment, Core Job Characteristics, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors in United States Air Force Organizations (United States)


    fact, former Secretary of the Air Force James Roche made retaining Air Force personnel the Air Force’s number one priority and made the retention of...could therefore be used to redesign health organizations in Malaysia to promote commitment (Pearson & Chong, 1997). Although feedback was found not

  1. Air Force Officer Accession Planning: Addressing Key Gaps in Meeting Career Field Academic Degree Requirements for Nonrated Officers (United States)


    responsible for providing the human capital for Air Force missions, clearly state the Air Force philosophy on establishing education requirements for Air...undermine successfully meeting career field education requirements. This document summarizes our work to identify these gaps, assess their effect on the...8 3. An Overarching Education Requirement Philosophy Is Needed .............................................. 11 Meet Only Mandatory Education

  2. National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force: Report to the President and Congress of the United States (United States)


    Col Ryan Samuelson published prior to relinquishing command of the 64th Air Refueling Squadron at Pease ANG Base, N.H. The squadron is part of the...157th Air Refueling Wing, a Total Force Enterprise Active Associate Unit. Lt Col Samuelson is Active Air Force. The full address is part of a written

  3. Air Force Space Command: A Transformation Case Study (United States)


    u soo, rate 1939.1 Wokrld War I saw the intr oduction ofd u ced o r p red icted to o ccu r so o n , create t c n l g e n a t c n a r a ,s b a i e a...erttay e 1W~, rd,"om adngteFuoe rIP ~ v~o ,’ elt ~a ~rod(abig:(m The Transformation itt Air Fitrce Space Cotmiaidr" Aitt hrirdge Uiiersity Press, 1r9r6). The

  4. Building Sustainability into the Air Force Remediation Process (United States)


    Technology  GSR Through Optimization  In-depth Case Study : Travis AFB  Necessary  Optimization  GSR Treatment Train  In situ Bioreactor...y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Case Study : Travis AFB 12 Goals  Out of necessity  Reduce energy consumption, air emissions, material... Phytoremediation Biobarrier  Wrap-up  Future Direction 2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AF Environmental Restoration

  5. Catalog of Air Force Weather Technical Documents 1941-2008 (United States)


    used in study. AWS TR 150 (AD254659) Air Density Profiles for the Atmosphere Between 30 and 80 Kilometers, by Roderick S. Quiroz , January 1961, 46pp...the Mesosphere (30 to 80 Kilometers), by Roderick S. Quiroz , March 1961, 16pp. The results of analysis of mesosphere data, along with four other...Determined from Meteorological Rocket Network Results, 1960-1962, by R.S. Quiroz , Capt J.K. Lambert, and 1st Lt J.A. Dullon, December 1963, 48pp. Gives

  6. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, (United States)


    thus diverting it from the city of Hilo , bardment) Wing, 16 Jun 1952-. 27 Dec 1935. Patrols over the Pacific, 8 STATIoNS. Camp Kelly, Tex, 16 Guatemala, 7-12 Feb Camp Williams, Wis, 22 Jun 1942; Seda - 1938. Air defense for the Panama Canal, lia, Mo, 1o Sep 1942; Del Valle, Tex, 19 1922...Redesignated 26th At- STATIONS. Daniel Field, Ga, 1 Feb 1942; Harding Field, La, 8 Mar 1942; Camp Williams, Wis, 22 Jun 1942; Seda - lia, Mo, ii Sep 1942

  7. Corrective lens use and refractive error among United States Air Force aircrew. (United States)

    Wright, Steve T; Ivan, Douglas J; Clark, Patrick J; Gooch, John M; Thompson, William


    Corrective lens use by military aviators is an important consideration in the design of head-mounted equipment. The United States Air Force (USAF) has periodically monitored lens use by aviators; however, it has been over a decade since the last study. We provide an update on the prevalence of corrective lenses and refractive error among USAF aircrew based on eyeglass orders processed through the Spectacle Request Transmission System (SRTS). Currently, 41% of active duty USAF pilots and 54% of other aircrew require corrective lenses to perform flight duties. Refractive errors are characterized by low to moderate levels of myopia with a mean spherical equivalent power of -1.01 diopters (D) for pilots and -1.68 D for others. Contact lenses, and more recently refractive surgery, reduce the number of aircrew that must rely on spectacles when flying; however, spectacle compatibility remains an important consideration in the cockpit.

  8. CONTACT: An Air Force technical report on military satellite control technology (United States)

    Weakley, Christopher K.


    This technical report focuses on Military Satellite Control Technologies and their application to the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN). This report is a compilation of articles that provide an overview of the AFSCN and the Advanced Technology Program, and discusses relevant technical issues and developments applicable to the AFSCN. Among the topics covered are articles on Future Technology Projections; Future AFSCN Topologies; Modeling of the AFSCN; Wide Area Communications Technology Evolution; Automating AFSCN Resource Scheduling; Health & Status Monitoring at Remote Tracking Stations; Software Metrics and Tools for Measuring AFSCN Software Performance; Human-Computer Interface Working Group; Trusted Systems Workshop; and the University Technical Interaction Program. In addition, Key Technology Area points of contact are listed in the report.

  9. The Digital Twin Paradigm for Future NASA and U.S. Air Force Vehicles (United States)

    Glaessgen, Edward H.; Stargel, D. S.


    Future generations of NASA and U.S. Air Force vehicles will require lighter mass while being subjected to higher loads and more extreme service conditions over longer time periods than the present generation. Current approaches for certification, fleet management and sustainment are largely based on statistical distributions of material properties, heuristic design philosophies, physical testing and assumed similitude between testing and operational conditions and will likely be unable to address these extreme requirements. To address the shortcomings of conventional approaches, a fundamental paradigm shift is needed. This paradigm shift, the Digital Twin, integrates ultra-high fidelity simulation with the vehicle s on-board integrated vehicle health management system, maintenance history and all available historical and fleet data to mirror the life of its flying twin and enable unprecedented levels of safety and reliability.

  10. Air conditioning for data processing system areas

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    Hernando Camacho García


    Full Text Available The appropiate selection of air conditioners for data processing system areas requires the knowledge of the environmental desing conditions, the air conditioning systems succssfully used computer and the cooling loads to handle. This work contains information about a wide variety of systems designed for computer room applications. a complete example of calculation to determine the amount of heat to be removed for satisfactory operation, is also included.

  11. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 9, Number 2, Summer 2001 (United States)


    facilities for the new school constructed in El Porvenir, Guatemala. (Photo by SrA Shannon Collins) (Right) Amn Nathan Geldner and A1C Erik Field, 820th...effec- tive environmental management programs at their locations,� said Juan D. Lopez , acting chief of staff of the White House Task Force a point where we can really offer what our customers need from us.� Col Sam Garcia , executive direc- tor and military commander, noted that AFCEE

  12. Operational Alternatives for Air Assault Forces in the 1990s. (United States)


    in emergency. Attack helicopters will go after hostile ADA to strip it out as soon as a flight is fired upon. Smoke and deception measures are also... Assesment , Incl. 2, p. 9. Paraphraae, not verbatim. 43. 101st Assesnent, Incl. 2, pp. 9-10. 44. Richard S. otite, BG, US Deptment of the Army, Forces...Reforg9r 76, p. Ill-I. Ihdes is a classified docment. Only unclassified portions are cited or excerpted.) (here- after cited ’ l Assesment .) 45. R==(i

  13. Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1979. (United States)


    A fourth central processing unit (CPI1) AEI RIl, study this problem..An interview technique plus peripherals has been intergrated into the was...imlprove’mc’nt in the quality of thce using the, c’ompjosite scores obicainc’d front [t-, % reiied offic-er fore’. S erv ies V ocatI ioena I %pl it ode ItattIer...Tpctrum of A ir Force uiavigation c’once’pts, de’sign ecf an e’xperimeutal ern Iev’es E xperts in eac’ vcatiocnal area will perocedeures learning task

  14. Transportation Costs as a Consideration in Air Force Contracts. (United States)


    17 •‘rAO67 9~9 NOTRE DAME UNIV IN DEPT OF MARKETING F/S 5/1 TRANSPOJITATION COSTS *5 * CONSIDERATION Iij A IR FORCE CONTPACTSaLJ) MAR 79 .1 R STOCk...Notre Dame ~ R~~~~* WORK UNI T NUMSERS Department of Marketing ” ~ /College of Business Administration ) j ~~~~~~~ ‘V3i ait) ‘11/ Notre Dame, Indiana...Adminis tration , December 1963. Head quarters , U.S. Army Munitions Command , Cost Analysis Division , Me thodology For Estimating First Destination

  15. Air Quality Monitoring System and Benchmarking

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    Liu, Xiufeng; Nielsen, Per Sieverts


    Air quality monitoring has become an integral part of smart city solutions. This paper presents an air quality monitoring system based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and establishes a cloud-based platform to address the challenges related to IoT data management and processing...

  16. Air Combat Maneuvering Expert System Trainer (United States)


    AL-TP-1 991-0058....... AD-A246 459 AIR COMBAT MANEUVERING EXPERT A SYSTEM TRAINER R M S Robert J. BechtelTI T Markt Technology, incorporated ’T R...would have to be established for each segment of pilot training. The success of the air intercept trainer (AT), which shares some features with ACMEST

  17. Solar-powered hot-air system (United States)


    Solar-powered air heater supplies part or all of space heating requirements of residential or commercial buildings and is interfaced with air to water heat exchanger to heat domestic hot water. System has potential application in drying agricultural products such as cotton, lumber, corn, grains, and peanuts.

  18. Feasibility Study for an Air Force Environmental Model and Data Exchange. Volume 2. Appendices B - E. Air Force Needs and Capabilities Survey. (United States)


    conferences (both 80 percent). Newsletters (140 percent) and seminars (50 percent) within the Air Force assist much less in technology transfer , which...a microcomputer (desk). *1 d. Network Needs No established environmental technology transfer or information network, automated or otherwise, exists in...Water Modeling Catalog, 1981 13 The following data bases also have model citations which were used for reference: AGRICOLA (National Agriculture

  19. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning system modelling

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    Whalley, R.; Abdul-Ameer, A. [British University in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)


    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning modelling methods, for large scale, spatially dispersed systems are considered. Existing techniques are discussed and proposals for the application of novel analysis approaches are outlined. The use of distributed-lumped parameter procedures enabling the incorporation of the relatively concentrated and significantly dispersed, system element characteristics, is advocated. A dynamic model for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system comprising inlet and exhaust fans, with air recirculation, heating/cooling and filtration units is presented. Pressure, airflow and temperature predictions within the system are computed following input, disturbance changes and purging operations. The generalised modelling advancements adopted and the applicability of the model for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system simulation, re-configuration and diagnostics is emphasised. The employment of the model for automatic, multivariable controller design purposes is commented upon. (author)

  20. Value Focused Thinking Approach Using Multivariate Validation for Junior Enlisted Performance Reporting in the United States Air Force (United States)


    factor is the promotion fitness examination ( PFE ), and is based on general Air Force knowledge. The remaining factors are time in service (TIS), is apparent that in an inflated appraisal system, the SKT and PFE components dominate the remaining portions of the overall score. In an...coming from the SKT and PFE written test examinations. This can be seen explicitly in Table 2 and Figure 2. Table 2. Contribution to Promotion Score