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  1. Arqueologia enquanto prática social; em busca de dinâmicas colaborativas

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    Clarisse Callegari Jacques

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Durante as pesquisas de campo em arqueologia, pesquisadores vêm constatando uma crescente apropriação e ressignificação dos vestígios arqueológicos pelas comunidades locais, não só como testemunhos da sua história, mas também como elementos importantes nas demandas pelo reconhecimento de territórios e melhorias de condição de vida. Tendo em vista esta demanda, os arqueólogos têm discutido estratégias metodológicas participativas e colaborativas como alternativas para uma maior interação com os interlocutores, de forma que sejam beneficiados ambos lados interessados na pesquisa. Situado neste contexto, o presente artigo busca refletir sobre estas metodologias a partir da experiência de pesquisa na Comunidade Quilombola de Cinco Chagas do Matapi,Amapá. Em especial, são abordados aspectos caros à prática da etnografia no que diz respeito a relação do pesquisador com os interlocutores, como a relação de alteridade, dialogia e autoridade. Estas reflexões estão relacionadas, também, à metodologias educativas alternativas, onde as diferentes formas de transmissão do conhecimento local são veículos importantes para entendermos os diferentes significados dos vestígios arqueológicos para as comunidades, bem como são essenciais para uma relação de comunicação mais inclusiva entre pesquisador e interlocutores.

  2. Corpocidade: arte enquanto micro-resistência urbana

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    Fabiana Dultra Britto

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Partimos de uma crítica à atual espetacularização das cidades e propomos a necessidade de restituir o caráter político do espaço público por meio da valorização da experiência corporal das cidades, apresentando a idéia de corpografia como uma possibilidade de micro resistência a esse processo segregador e apolítico. O espaço público, se reconhecido, por excelência, como locus do conflito, inclui agentes e mobiliza agenciamentos muito mais diversos e contraditórios do que se desejaria ou se costuma identificar. Enquanto a arte, se reconhecida como locus da experiência, promove percepções espaço-temporais muito mais complexas do que sugerem os efeitos moralizadores e individualistas normalmente atribuídos à contemplação cenográfica.

  3. Melancolia e náusea: do destino enquanto fundamento do caráter trágico ao absurdo existencial

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    Thiago Rodrigues

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir da perspectiva intelectualista grega, na qual o dualismo entre corpo e alma requer o primado do discurso racional [lógos] em detrimento do páthos filosófico, busca-se com este artigo associar a noção de "desmedida" [hybris] com a noção de melancolia. Essa associação ganha ainda mais relevo, quando a aproximamos da interpretação de Simone Weil para o poema épico de Homero, a Ilíada. Se essa aproximação se justifica, então é patente a aproximação entre o caráter trágico que o destino adquire, na perspectiva clássica, e a noção de contingência enquanto fundamento do absurdo existencial, no pensamento existencialista.

  4. Jornalistas na busca inacabada de identidade

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    Fidalgo, Joaquim

    2005-01-01

    Nesta comunicação aborda-se a questão do jornalista enquanto profissional, como tal reconhecido e legitimado, e sobretudo do percurso longo e complexo que fez para atingir tal estatuto. Indo mais além da doutrina funcionalista, evocam-se as novas perspectivas propostas, a partir dos anos 1960-70, pela sociologia das profissões, designadamente o paradigma interaccionista e o “paradigma do poder”, defendendo-se que elas abrem horizontes mais ricos e adequados para compreender o percurso históri...

  5. Instrumentation

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    SCK-CEN's research and development programme on instrumentation involves the assessment and the development of sensitive measurement systems used within a radiation environment. Particular emphasis is on the assessment of optical fibre components and their adaptability to radiation environments. The evaluation of ageing processes of instrumentation in fission plants, the development of specific data evaluation strategies to compensate for ageing induced degradation of sensors and cable performance form part of these activities. In 2000, particular emphasis was on in-core reactor instrumentation applied to fusion, accelerator driven and water-cooled fission reactors. This involved the development of high performance instrumentation for irradiation experiments in the BR2 reactor in support of new instrumentation needs for MYRRHA, and for diagnostic systems for the ITER reactor

  6. Instrumentation

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    Decreton, M

    2001-04-01

    SCK-CEN's research and development programme on instrumentation involves the assessment and the development of sensitive measurement systems used within a radiation environment. Particular emphasis is on the assessment of optical fibre components and their adaptability to radiation environments. The evaluation of ageing processes of instrumentation in fission plants, the development of specific data evaluation strategies to compensate for ageing induced degradation of sensors and cable performance form part of these activities. In 2000, particular emphasis was on in-core reactor instrumentation applied to fusion, accelerator driven and water-cooled fission reactors. This involved the development of high performance instrumentation for irradiation experiments in the BR2 reactor in support of new instrumentation needs for MYRRHA, and for diagnostic systems for the ITER reactor.

  7. Instrumentation

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    SCK-CEN's R and D programme on instrumentation involves the development of advanced instrumentation systems for nuclear applications as well as the assessment of the performance of these instruments in a radiation environment. Particular emphasis is on the use of optical fibres as umbilincal links of a remote handling unit for use during maintanance of a fusion reacor, studies on the radiation hardening of plasma diagnostic systems; investigations on new instrumentation for the future MYRRHA accelerator driven system; space applications related to radiation-hardened lenses; the development of new approaches for dose, temperature and strain measurements; the assessment of radiation-hardened sensors and motors for remote handling tasks and studies of dose measurement systems including the use of optical fibres. Progress and achievements in these areas for 2001 are described

  8. Instrumentation

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    Decreton, M

    2000-07-01

    SCK-CEN's research and development programme on instrumentation aims at evaluating the potentials of new instrumentation technologies under the severe constraints of a nuclear application. It focuses on the tolerance of sensors to high radiation doses, including optical fibre sensors, and on the related intelligent data processing needed to cope with the nuclear constraints. Main achievements in these domains in 1999 are summarised.

  9. Instruments

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    Buehrer, W. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1996-12-31

    The present paper mediates a basic knowledge of the most commonly used experimental techniques. We discuss the principles and concepts necessary to understand what one is doing if one performs an experiment on a certain instrument. (author) 29 figs., 1 tab., refs.

  10. OS ENFRENTAMENTOS EM BUSCA PELA INTERDISCIPLINARIDADE ESCOLAR

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    Gabriela Girão de Albuquerque

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to review the literature on the term interdisciplinarity, from the perspective of great researchers of the subject and show the main hurdles in the quest for interdisciplinarity school. The terminterdisciplinarity comes from the expression discipline, then the understanding of interdisciplinarity is necessary to explain the discipline. The positivist principle is guiding the division of knowledge in specific areas in order topromote a greater depth in a more restricted area of knowledge, so the term discipline in the epistemological fieldor in the educational field, represents an imposition of limits of performance, methodologies own, languages,among others. These limits fragment knowledge and reality which makes a more global and totalitarian reality. In literature the term interdisciplinarity has no single definition, but it seems a consensus among many authors asMorin, Fazenda, Pombo, Lenoir among others, that interdisciplinarity is presented as an alternative in thefragmentation of knowledge and interdisciplinary projects do not pass between the extinction disciplines, but the search for reconnection between the knowledge contained in each knowledge area, revitalizing the intersectionsand interrelationships between them, either through an interdisciplinary approach as advocated by Fazenda or theway of thinking as advocated Morin.O presente artigo se propõe a fazer uma revisão da literatura, acerca do termo interdisciplinaridade, à luz de grandes estudiosos do tema e mostrar os principais obstáculos na busca pela interdisciplinaridade escolar. O termo interdisciplinaridade apresenta como núcleo central a expressão disciplina, logo a compreensão de interdisciplinaridade passa necessariamente pelo entendimento de disciplina. O princípio positivista se norteia na divisão do conhecimento em áreas específicas, a fim de promover uma profundidade maior em uma área mais restrita do conhecimento, assim o termo disciplina

  11. Grito silencioso : a questão da mulher enquanto objeto

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    Cabral, Daniela de Jesus

    2014-01-01

    Este projeto pretende estudar a questão da mulher enquanto objeto, desde a génese do conceito até à forma como este evoluiu posteriormente, dentro do âmbito artístico. Recorrendo à animação 3D, este projeto propõe apresentar um vídeo composto por uma animação subordinada à temática da objetificação da mulher, procurando sensibilizar o público para essa questão. Efetuou-se uma investigação teórica que permitiu definir o conceito da mulher enquanto objeto, bem como uma recolha de exemplos/refer...

  12. Coaching executivo enquanto prática de desenvolvimento intencional nas organizações

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    Nuno R dos Santos

    2011-01-01

    Apresentarei o coaching enquanto prática de intervenção nas organizações que visa o desenvolvimento das mesmas através do desenvolvimento dos executivos. Farei uma apresentação do estado da arte e das investigações que têm sido desenvolvidas em Portugal sobre o tema, quer na Universidade de Évora quer na Universidade de Coimbra.

  13. Engenharia Genética: busca da mercadoria perfeita?

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    José Neivaldo de Souza

    2014-01-01

    Resenha:Engenharia Genética: busca da mercadoria perfeita? -SANDEL, Michael J. Contra a Perfeição: ética na era da engenharia genética. 1ª.ed. Tradução por Ana Carolina Mesquita. Rio de janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 2013. 160p. 

  14. Análise de bases de dados e termos de busca para estudos bibliométricos e monitoramento científico em nanocelulose

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    Douglas Henrique Milanez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetiva selecionar bases de dados e analisar termos de uma expressão de busca com vistas ao monitoramento científico da nanocelulose. Esse nanomaterial destaca-se por ser sustentável e de grande importância para o contexto científico brasileiro e mundial. O método de seleção envolve a escolha de bases bibliográficas pertencentes à subárea de Engenharia de Materiais e Metalúrgica, do Portal de Periódicos Capes/MEC, e a aplicação de critérios pertinentes ao monitoramento científico. Para a expressão de busca, analisa-se o papel de cada termo separadamente. Os resultados mostram que bases multidisciplinares possuem respostas similares aos critérios de seleção, enquanto bases específicas divergem consideravelmente. Constata-se que publicações com os termos de busca com o radical “nano” crescem apenas a partir de 2001. Conclui-se que a sistematização de seleção e análise proposta gera insights e contribuições para o avanço do monitoramento científico em áreas complexas, emergentes e interdisciplinares, e, sobretudo, em nanocelulose.

  15. A hemeroteca enquanto espaço documental, informacional e memorial

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    Carlos Xavier de Azevedo Netto

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta a hemeroteca e as práticas inerentes à mesma, de modo a buscar a compreensão de contextos e processos relacionáveis à construção dos fluxos informacionais elaborados a partir de tais conjuntos. Subjacente a essa proposta inicial teve-se a ambição de destacar os etnotextos, dentro de uma linguagem jornalística ancorada por ‘formações de discursos’ e ‘discursos’, por Michel Foucault. Nesse processo, o presente trabalho tem a finalidade de registrar o referencial teórico para a nossa reflexão sobre o papel da hemeroteca enquanto espaço de memória, preservação e acesso ao conhecimento, na tentativa de compreender e reconstituir a maneira pela qual o espaço informacional se configurou no passado. A pesquisa possibilitou verificar a importância dos acervos das hemerotecas como fonte de pesquisa e sua constituição como lugar de memória.

  16. En busca de Klingsor: Crisis novelada de la modernidad emancipadora

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    Funes Rendón, Susana

    2015-01-01

    En la presente tesis doctoral se analiza la novela En busca de Klingsor, del autor mexicano Jorge Volpi, como una ilustración o “novelización” de la crisis de la Modernidad. La investigación se centra en la obra fundacional y paradigmática de su Trilogía del siglo XX por tratarse de la novela más ilustrativa del quiebre, al insertarse en un momento crítico de la Modernidad: la crisis ética que representaron la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la Shoah, paralelamente a la problematización de las cert...

  17. En busca de la ciudadanía

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    Hernández-Carmona, Hilda E.

    2003-01-01

    Presentación de los artículos centrales del número 55 de Renglones que aborda el tema "En busca de la ciudadanía". La autora, sin dejar de reconocer que las elecciones son emblemáticas de las sociedades modernas que tienen en ellas el instrumento para definir sus preferencias políticas, plantea algunas preguntas: ¿entendemos que la cultura democrática rebasa con mucho a las urnas?, ¿vemos a las elecciones como arribo o como inicio del viaje democrático?, ¿debemos entender a la democracia elec...

  18. Marca Brasil: o Brasil enquanto destino turístico no imaginário dos portugueses

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    Brum, Caroline de Franceschi

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Ciências da Cultura A presente dissertação foi construída a partir da hipótese de que, apesar dos esforços de comunicação da Marca Brasil em Portugal como mercado prioritário desde 2011, a imagem do Brasil enquanto destino turístico continua, para a maioria dos respondentes, relacionada com as bases trabalhadas na comunicação antes dos anos 2000. Os objetivos específicos da investigação foram os seguintes: mapear a imagem do Brasil projetada pelos med...

  19. A sala de anatomia enquanto espaço de convívio com a morte

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    Sílvia Helena Valente

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Durante o percurso de um programa de Iniciação Científica a autora teve sua atenção direcionada para a sala de anatomia, enquanto espaço acadêmico importante na formação dos profissionais de saúde. O estudo teve como proposta compreender o primeiro contato que estudantes da área médica e de enfermagem têm com a morte nessa sala e foi conduzido segundo a metodologia de investigação fenomenológica. Foram obtidos depoimentos dos estudantes quando cursavam a disciplina de Anatomia. A análise dos dados evidenciou sua grande preocupação em se apropriar dos conhecimentos acerca das peças anatômicas, focalizadas enquanto fragmentos de um corpo biológico, em detrimento de uma visão global do corpo humano. Nesse sentido, muitos relegam sentimentos de medo e tristeza, adaptando-se rapidamente com vistas ao aprimoramento técnico científico. O estudo atenta para a necessidade de se utilizar esse espaço acadêmico para discussões sobre a morte como via de acesso à uma assistência humanista por parte destes profissionais.

  20. Em Busca de Uma Experiência Extraordinária em Serviços de Restaurante

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    Maria de Lourdes de Azevedo Barbosa

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo propor um esquema teórico para melhor compreender como a oferta de serviços oferecidos pelos restaurantes podem passar de experiências ordinárias (utilitárias a experiências extraordinárias (hedônicas. Busca-se entender o processo de criação de uma experiência e conhecer o que leva a experiência a ser considerada como extraordinária pelo consumidor, enquanto processo de formação dinâmico. Essa abordagem pode contribuir para a obtenção de conhecimentos que deverão colaborar para enriquecer a pesquisa sobre comportamento de consumo no âmbito do setor de alimentação, na medida em que procura relativizar o aporte do modelo pessoa-objeto-situação, integrando as vantagens das relações durante a experiência de compra, em função do tipo de consumidor e do lugar da venda. O esquema teórico apresentado fornece uma visão holística do processo da experiência em serviços de restaurante e demonstra que, para que este possa ser considerado como extraordinário, é preciso existir uma interação entre o que é ofertado e a vivência do consumidor durante o processo de aquisição de um serviço.

  1. Estações de rádio enquanto marcas : estudo de caso do grupo R/Com

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    Serra, Inês Nogueira

    2012-01-01

    O presente relatório pretende dar um contributo para a compreensão da gestão de marca no panorama radiofónico português, tendo como objeto de estudo o Grupo r/com e as respetivas marcas Renascença, RFM, Mega HITS e Rádio SIM. Procurámos analisar ferramentas relevantes para o meio das marcas de bens intangíveis, em função do nosso objeto de estudo, com o intuito de fomentar futuros estudos mais pormenorizados sobre como gerir e comunicar estações de rádio enquanto marcas. A análise tem como...

  2. Edgar Allan Poe e o surgimento do conto enquanto gênero de ficção

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    Greicy Bellin

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2011v16n2p41 O objetivo do presente trabalho é descrever, discutir e analisar o surgimento do conto enquanto gênero de ficção, tendo como ponto de partida uma reflexão a respeito de Review of Twice-Told Tales, resenhas críticas de Edgar Allan Poe sobre os contos de um de seus contemporâneos, o escritor Nathaniel Hawthorne. Em tais textos, Poe apresenta a teoria da unidade de efeito, juntamente com a tese de que o conto poderia ser o veículo apropriado para a expressão máxima dos talentos de um artista. Além disso, será analisado o contexto literário norte-americano de princípios do século XIX, período no qual Poe produziu sua obra e que assistiu à consolidação do conto enquanto gênero ficcional. Neste sentido, serão abordados alguns aspectos do referencial teórico existente sobre narrativas curtas, a fim de problematizar alguns aspectos suscitados pela análise de Poe. Por último, serão feitas algumas considerações a respeito das ressonâncias de Poe na crítica literária, considerando que Mário de Andrade, Machado de Assis e Julio Cortázar retomam, rediscutem e reelaboram algumas noções propostas por Poe a respeito do conto.

  3. Dois Tipos de Consciência: a Busca da Autenticidade

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    Engelmann Arno

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available No conhecimento científico atual, duas ocorrências são autênticas: (1 o desenvolvimento rápido da ciência empírica e (2 o uno e momentâneo da consciência. Denominei essa consciência de consciência-imediata. Em toda a aquisição de um conhecimento científico empírico ou natural, passo de uma observação individual e momentânea a um universo coletivo e temporal. É a alteração de uma verdade absoluta por um conhecimento probabilístico. Sete hipóteses básicas são apresentadas para permitir o conhecimento desse universo probabilístico. Na descrição desse universo, opto por uma explicação emergentista, isto é, uma explicação evolucionista em termos de níveis crescentes. Há a explicação presente dos vários níveis, mas, ao mesmo tempo, há a interação causal entre estes mesmos níveis. Portanto, o universo é um só. Na maioria dos animais há um nível de organismo, o nível que abarca o animal como um todo. No organismo dos seres humanos e de muitos outros animais, há uma pequena parte que pode conhecer-se a si mesma. Essa parte denominei de consciência-mediata. A consciência-mediata pode ser constituída pelo passado do próprio observador, consciência-mediata-do-observador, ou ser parte do organismo de outras pessoas ou outros animais não-humanos, consciência-mediata-de-outros. A consciência-mediata-de-outros pode ser pesquisada da mesma forma como quaisquer outras partes dos animais. A consciência-mediata-de-outros é uma das partes do universo em relação à qual há uma busca contínua.

  4. A supervisão enquanto dispositivo: narrativa docente do estágio profissional em psicologia do trabalho

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    Daniele Almeida Duarte

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto versa sobre a supervisão enquanto dispositivo, ao apresentar o quadro teórico-conceitual que norteou a atuação e sua metodologia. Ao se debruçar sobre três campos de estágio, explicita o desafio de promover não apenas a saúde do trabalhador de saúde, mas, também, construir uma práxis questionadora da relação universidade-sociedade e formação. A partir da narrativa docente do estágio profissional em Psicologia do Trabalho, dimensiona-se como se constituiu a pesquisa-intervenção em bases interdisciplinares capazes de deslocar o saber centrado no expert para tencionar ações de coletivos transformadores, que, mediante a aproximação e o diálogo, oportunizassem o forjar de solidariedades e cooperação. Elementos profícuos para a ressignificação dessas esferas foram: a construção do diagnóstico institucional vinculado à demanda e o dispositivo supervisão, capaz de produzir narrativas originais para construir experiências de protagonização – correspondentes aos princípios da Política de Humanização.

  5. BUSCA PELA "MUSCULARIDADE" E VARIÁVEIS ASSOCIADAS EM ADULTOS JOVENS

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    Pedro Henrique Berbert de Carvalho

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A busca pela "muscularidade" parece estar associada a diversas variáveis que impactam a saúde e a qualidade de vida dos sujeitos. No entanto, há uma carência de estudos sobre o construto, um baixo número de instrumentos de medida específicos para sua avaliação, além de reduzida avaliação de indivíduos do sexo masculino. Objetivo: Avaliar a busca pela "muscularidade" e associá-la a sintomas depressivos, autoestima, comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares e ao grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício físico. Métodos: Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 246 jovens adultos do sexo masculino. Foram utilizados instrumentos de autorrelato para avaliar a busca pela "muscularidade" (Drive for Muscularity Scale, autoestima (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, sintomas depressivos (Beck Depression Inventory, comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares (Eating Attitudes Test-26 e o grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício físico (Commitment Exercise Scale. Foi utilizado o teste de associação de Pearson para verificar relação entre as variáveis do estudo e Análise de Regressão Linear Múltipla (forward para verificação do quanto as variáveis do estudo influenciam na busca pela "muscularidade". Resultados: A busca pela "muscularidade" esteve associada à autoestima (rpearson = 0,13; p < 0,05, aos comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares (rpearson = 0,20; p < 0,05 e ao grau de comprometimento psicológico ao exercício (rpearson = 0,62; p < 0,05. O grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício explicou 38,4% da variância total da busca pela "muscularidade", 12,3% da insatisfação com a "muscularidade" e 51,0% dos comportamentos orientados para a "muscularidade". Conclusão: A busca pela "muscularidade" está associada à baixa autoestima, aos comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares e, em especial, ao grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exerc

  6. Mecanismos de busca acadêmica: uma análise quantitativa

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    Diego Buchinger

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Os mecanismos de busca consolidaram a pesquisa por informação na internet,sendo os mecanismos de busca acadêmicos (MBAs, hoje, os principais meios para alcançar fontes científicas, como artigos de eventos ou periódicos. Ao invés de gastar horas em uma biblioteca, os MBAs ganham em popularidade pela facilidade de automatizar uma busca e acessar inúmeras bases de dados simultaneamente. Contudo, o caráter incremental das bases de materiais científicos e dos diversos MBAs existentes impõe um desafio aos pesquisadores, que é determinar um MBA que melhor atenda aos seus anseios de pesquisa. Nesse contexto, uma análise quantitativa dos recursos providos pelos MBAs foi realizada com objetivo de determinar quais são os melhores para facilitar as buscas por conteúdo científico, considerando recursos de busca, de refinamento e auxiliares. Dentre um grupo de 40 MBAs iniciais, sete apresentaram-se com σ = 0,5 acima da média nos critérios utilizados, na seguinte ordem: 1o Web of Knowledge; 2o Engineering Village; 3o Scopus SciVerse; 4o IEEE Xplore; 5o ACM Digital Library; 6o Science Direct; e 7o Springer Link. Esses MBAs deveriam ser melhor explorados pelos pesquisadores pois tem inúmeros recursos capazes de facilitar sobremaneira e elevar a qualidade do trabalho de pesquisa.

  7. Major Reis e a constituição visual do Brasil enquanto nação

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    Paulo Menezes

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o filme Ao Redor do Brasil, do major Thomaz Reis, partindo dos fundamentos teóricos explicitados por Paulo Arantes em O Sentido da Formação e por Foucault em A Ordem do Discurso. Nessa direção, interpreta o filme como um discurso inserido no debate de sua época, de constituição do Brasil enquanto nação, que permeava várias dimensões da vida e do pensamento brasileiro nos anos 20-30 do século passado. Em consonância com o que se discutia na literatura e nas artes plásticas, o filme de Reis é cuidadosamente montado, utilizando-se para isso inúmeras cenas de filmes anteriores seus, no sentido de explicitar visualmente uma nação não em vias de constituição, mas, ao contrário, com seu território pacificado no interior, o que lhe daria estatuto de civilidade e, portanto, de uma nação inserida do processo civilizatório, ao mesmo tempo em que segura em suas fronteiras, pela presença visual incessante e inquestionável das instituições fundantes do Estado moderno, a família e o Estado, este último por meio de suas reconhecíveis instituições: a escola, a polícia e o exército, entre outras, realidade muito diferente de sua efetividade prática na época.This article analyses the movie Ao Redor do Brasil, from Thomaz Reis, taking as theoretical main references Paulo Arantes's, 'O sentido da formação', and Foucault's 'A ordem do discurso'. In this direction, it interprets the movie as a speech immersed in the debates of its time related to the constitution of Brazil as a nation, which was frequent in everyday life and an important intellectual issue in the 20's ans 30's last century. In parallel do what was being discussed in literature and plastic arts, the movie is carefully assembled, using several scenes from Reis's previous movies to visually denote a Nation, not in its way to consolidate itself, but with a countryside already pacified, which would give it a label of civility, therefore

  8. Corpos silenciados em busca de identidade: espelhos que refletem a falta

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    Éderson Luís da Silveira

    2012-01-01

    No presente trabalho propõe-se uma reflexão a partir de uma interface entre Análise do Discurso e os Estudos Culturais. Desse modo, o foco de análise será o estudo acerca dos padrões de beleza (per)seguidos na sociedade, enquanto evidência das relações de poder existentes em relação ao feminino enquanto objeto de julgamento do Outro.  Tomando o culto ao corpo ideal e as relações entre a mulher e a beleza construídas no imaginário social como paradigma, procuraremos analisar como ocorrem as su...

  9. Em busca de um padrão de cidadania mundial

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    Avritzer Leonardo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Contra o pano de fundo do processo de globalização examinam-se as concepções de cidadania de autores clássicos e de três contemporâneos, Anthony Giddens, Jürgen Habermas e Boaventura de Sousa Santos, em busca de um conceito de cidadania amplo o suficiente para incorporar a sociedade global e robusto o suficiente para não se diluir nela.

  10. BUSCA-JUN91. Reference manual for the calculation of radionuclide scrubbing in water pools

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    BUSCA models the decontamination of a bubble as it rises through a water pool. The bubble may contain a mixture of non-condensable gases, steam, iodine vapor and aerosol particles. The bubble thermal-hydraulics are modelled as well as the removal of soluble vapour and aerosol contaminants. The code was originally developed at SRD (part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority) during the mid 1980's. A description of an early version of the code was presented in Reference. Since then, the code has been further enhanced by collaboration within the European Pool Scrubbing Group and additional mechanisms included in its calculations. In particular, PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute, Wuerenlingen) has converted the original FACSIMILE code into FORTRAN and added different bubble initial volume, geometry and bubble rise speed options, UPM (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) has added the bubble breakup modelling and SRD has added the cluster and plume features. This report describes the BUSCA code version JUN91 which treats the bubble hydrodynamics and removal of aerosol particles and soluble gas in an attempt to calculate the decontamination factor (mass in/mass out), including its input and output requirements. It must be stressed that the development of BUSCA is an on-going project. Currently SRD and PSI have added additional models in their own versions. (orig.)

  11. A adolescência enquanto fenômeno social: possibilidades e necessidades de investigação científica em enfermagem

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    Full Text Available Recortando para além dos critérios crono-biológicos, ou seja, compreendendo-a enquanto um fenômeno social, as autoras discutem a redefinição deste objeto para investigação em enfermagem. Com isso, propõem a ampliação do leque de conhecimentos sobre a saúde do adolescente a fim de subsidiar a transformação do perfil de saúde-doença desse grupo populacional.

  12. Em busca de uma ética ambiental: as perspectivas e Baird Callicott e Paul Taylor

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    Tânia Aparecida Kuhnen

    2012-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2008v7n3p19O tema deste artigo é a ética ambiental e, mais especificamente, as propostas éticas de Baird Callicott e Paul Taylor, formuladas na tentaiva de expandir a comunidade moral. Enquanto Calliott defende uma perspectiva holista de ética ambiental, na qual o valor moral da ação depende de quanto ela constribui para o bem da comunidade bioética em sua totalidade, Taylor apresenta como moralmente relevantes as ações que contribuem para promover ou prote...

  13. Acuerdo del Pacífico: en busca de la consolidación

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    Mastropierro, Oscar

    2013-01-01

    En abril de 2011 Colombia, Chile, Perú y México dieron lugar al nacimiento del Acuerdo de Pacífico, un bloque que está en plena conformación y consolidación. Con la posibilidad de recibir a nuevos países miembros, busca llevar adelante un área de integración profunda en el marco del Arco del Pacífico Latinoamericano, que aliente la integración regional, un mayor crecimiento, desarrollo y competitividad. El peso regional de los cuatro países que conforman la Alianza del Pacífico es muy sign...

  14. Otimização de layouts industriais com base em busca tabu

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    Martins Valdair Candido; Coelho Leandro dos Santos; Cândido Marco Antonio Barbosa; Pacheco Ricardo Ferrari

    2003-01-01

    Este artigo aborda uma solução computacional para o problema de layout industrial considerando hard-constraints não tratadas em trabalhos anteriores. O problema é solucionado em duas etapas. Na primeira, uma solução inicial baseada em heurística construtiva é gerada e na segunda, por intermédio da aplicação da meta-heurística busca tabu, a solução inicial é melhorada. Como contribuição, apresenta-se a ferramenta computacional denominada Ambiente Visual para Otimização de Layout Industrial (AV...

  15. O português enquanto veículo da educação em Cabo Verde - Uma polivalência entre vantagem, entrave e desafio

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    Heilmair, Hans-Peter

    2011-01-01

    A qualidade do português enquanto língua da área da Educação encerra, em Cabo Verde, uma polivalência que engloba elementos de vantagem, entrave e desafio, resultante do seu carácter simultaneamente não estrangeiro e não materno. A vantagem prende-se com a larga tradição que a língua portuguesa tem como língua de ensino em Cabo Verde e, também, com o facto de a Educação em Cabo Verde integrar um espaço linguístico comum partilhado por mais sete paí...

  16. SER EVIVER ENQUANTO COMUNIDADES TRADICIONAIS

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    Angela Fagna Gomes Souza

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se pretende hacer una reflexión teórica acerca de algunas lecturas en las comunidades tradicionales. En la primera parte del texto se presenta los conceptos fundamentales de los estudios comunitarios, los factores relacionados con el orden conceptual y el tiempo / espacio. Luego menciona las consecuencias de estos comportamientos en el mundo vivían en la comunidad, asociados a las relaciones simbólicas y afecto. Y, por último, nos centramos en la diversidad conceptual de la categoría de la comunidad tradicional, con la intención de dar prioridad a las peculiaridades de comportamiento de cada localidad. Este complejo que implica la política social, económica, cultural y religiosa que permite diversas formas de la idea no funciona poco a poco, pero integrada, la producción de "lógica diferencial" que participan en una característica del conocimiento de cada sitio de estudio. Con esta mirada múltiple, se puede ver los gestos, las actitudes y el comportamiento social de un lugar y un pueblo. Las acciones cotidianas dicen mucho acerca de cómo piensa la gente de la comunidad mundial en la que viven.

  17. Reputação e Web Semântica: estudo comparativo de buscas aplicado a blogs

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    Sandra Portella Montardo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Os blogs merecem a atenção das organizações, pois são uma forma fácil e gratuita de as pessoas publicarem sua opinião, inclusive sobre marcas. Este artigo compara as buscas possíveis de blogs em motores de busca convencionais e com a Web Semântica (ontologia. A marca selecionada foi o iPhone, supertelefone lançado pela Apple em 2007. Percebe-se que a busca proporcionada pela Web Semântica é mais refinada, pois permite a construção de relações entre os termos pesquisados, o que se torna pertinente para o gerenciamento da reputação de imagem corporativa.

  18. A etimologia inspirada: a busca da língua original através da semiosis introvertida

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    Walter Melo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda a busca pela língua original efetuada pelo primeiro cliente da Casa das Palmeiras, clínica em regime de externato fundada, em 1956, por Nise da Silveira. A liberdade para empreender essa busca somente é possível com o advento da proposta de novos modelos de tratamento, em especial o de se acompanhar a série de imagens do inconsciente, sejam elas pintadas, modeladas, encenadas ou escritas. O método de conscientizar as palavras, empregado nessa busca pela língua original, encontra-se, portanto, inextricavelmente unido à novidade, na época, de se tratar as pessoas em locais que não cerceiam a liberdade e que incentivam a livre expressão.

  19. Reputação e Web Semântica: estudo comparativo de buscas aplicado a blogs

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    Sandra Portella Montardo; Cíntia Carvalho

    2010-01-01

    Os blogs merecem a atenção das organizações, pois são uma forma fácil e gratuita de as pessoas publicarem sua opinião, inclusive sobre marcas. Este artigo compara as buscas possíveis de blogs em motores de busca convencionais e com a Web Semântica (ontologia). A marca selecionada foi o iPhone, supertelefone lançado pela Apple em 2007. Percebe-se que a busca proporcionada pela Web Semântica é mais refinada, pois permite a construção de relações entre os termos pesquisados, o que se torna perti...

  20. Radioisotope instruments

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    Cameron, J F; Silverleaf, D J

    1971-01-01

    International Series of Monographs in Nuclear Energy, Volume 107: Radioisotope Instruments, Part 1 focuses on the design and applications of instruments based on the radiation released by radioactive substances. The book first offers information on the physical basis of radioisotope instruments; technical and economic advantages of radioisotope instruments; and radiation hazard. The manuscript then discusses commercial radioisotope instruments, including radiation sources and detectors, computing and control units, and measuring heads. The text describes the applications of radioisotop

  1. Otimização de layouts industriais com base em busca tabu

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    Martins Valdair Candido

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda uma solução computacional para o problema de layout industrial considerando hard-constraints não tratadas em trabalhos anteriores. O problema é solucionado em duas etapas. Na primeira, uma solução inicial baseada em heurística construtiva é gerada e na segunda, por intermédio da aplicação da meta-heurística busca tabu, a solução inicial é melhorada. Como contribuição, apresenta-se a ferramenta computacional denominada Ambiente Visual para Otimização de Layout Industrial (AVOLI, a fim de gerar layouts viáveis e eficientes capazes de tratar problemas de grande porte sujeitos a um conjunto de restrições realistas.

  2. Inventário de Arnett de Busca de Sensações (AISS: testando diferentes modelos fatoriais Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (AISS: testing different factorial models

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    Valdiney Veloso Gouveia

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo do traço de busca de sensações permite explicar diversos comportamentos de risco. Considerando sua relevância e a ausência de medida específica no Brasil, decidiu-se adaptar o Inventário de Arnett de Busca de Sensações. Este é formado por 20 itens, medindo dois fatores: novidade e intensidade. Participaram da pesquisa 279 estudantes do ensino médio de escolas particulares e públicas, com idade média de 17 anos, igualmente distribuídos quanto ao sexo, provenientes de João Pessoa (n=108 e Teresina (n=171. Por meio de análises fatoriais confirmatórias, testaram-se quatro modelos, segundo o número de fatores (um ou dois e itens (12 ou 20. Os resultados mostraram que o modelo bifatorial reduzido apresentou melhores índices de ajuste. Os fatores e a pontuação total desse instrumento apresentaram consistência interna aceitável, estando correlacionados com sexo e idade dos participantes. Tais resultados justificam a utilização dessa medida em estudos futuros.The study of sensation seeking trait is able to explain several risky behaviors. Considering its relevance and the lack of specific instruments to measure it in Brazil, it was decided to adapt the Arnett Inventory of Sensation. It is composed by 20 items, measuring two factors: novelty and intensity. Participants were 279 high school students of private and public schools from João Pessoa (n=108 and Teresina (n=171. They had mean age of 17 years old, being equally distributed for sex. Using confirmatory factor analysis, four models were tested according to the number of factors (one or two and items (12 or 20. Results showed that the reduced bifactorial model presented the best fit indices. The factors and the total score of this instrument presented acceptable internal consistency, being correlated with sex and age. These results justify the use of this instrument in subsequent studies.

  3. Algoritmo de busca dispersa aplicado ao problema clássico de roteamento de veículos

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    Nélida Gladys Maquera Sosa; Roberto Diéguez Galvão; Dan Abensur Gandelman

    2007-01-01

    Neste artigo apresentamos heurísticas usando o conceito da meta-heurística Busca Dispersa (BD), desenvolvidas para a solução do Problema de Roteamento de Veículos (PRV) Clássico, detalhando cada uma de suas etapas básicas quando aplicadas ao problema em questão. A Busca Dispersa é um método evolutivo que combina soluções com a finalidade de criar novas soluções de melhor qualidade; ainda que apresente similaridades com os algoritmos genéticos difere dos mesmos em princípios fundamentais. Um a...

  4. Concerto para violino de György Ligeti: sua relevância enquanto obra representativa do estilo tardio “Não-Atonal” do compositor

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    Ivan Paula Santos Machado Dantas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho busca discutir a importância do Concerto para Violino de György Ligeti e sua relevância dentre as obras do estilo tardio do compositor. Para isso são apontadas as principais características da música de Ligeti em suas diversas fases, desde sua música textural em peças como “Atmosphères” até seu recente “Hamburg Concerto”, e as peculiaridades do que o próprio Ligeti chama de estilo “não-atonal”. Uma análise do Concerto permite, então, criar relações com as características e singularidades deste estilo tardio, tais quais a utilização de tríades fora de um contexto tonal, uso simultâneo de sistemas de afinação distintos, uso de formas tradicionais como Passacaglia e Hoquetus, e trazer um entendimento mais amplo e contextualizado da obra. A análise divide-se por movimentos do concerto e tenta mostrar aspectos diversos da construção da obra, não se fixando a uma única ferramenta analítica ou teoria. Esta análise do material, da instrumentação e da textura podem servir ao propósito da interpretação da obra.

  5. La pesquisa de la verdad en En busca de Klingsor de Jorge Volpi

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    Mariela Insúa Cereceda

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente ensayo es analizar el proceso de búsqueda de la verdad, como problema epistemológico, en la novela En busca de Klingsor (1998 del mexicano Jorge Volpi. Consideramos que la pesquisa de la verdad es la matriz de la novela y, por ello, estudiamos su presencia tanto a nivel narrativo como fictivo. Asimismo, vinculamos la noción de búsqueda científica con la de búsqueda caballeresca, aspecto que se manifiesta en la novela a través de la incorporación de un intertexto: el Parsifal de WagnerThe aim of this essay is to study the process of the search for truth in the novel of the Mexican J. Volpi, as an epistemological problem. The search for truth is viewed as the matrix of the novel and, consequently, the analysis will center on its presence on the narrative level as will as on the fictional. Likewise, the notion of scientific research is linked to the knightly search, an aspect manifested in the novel trough an intertext, Wagner's Parsifal

  6. Em busca das bases ontológicas da psicologia de Vygotsky

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    Francisca Maurilene do Carmo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo busca estabelecer os fundamentos ontológicos do pensamento de Vygotsky, indicando que a construção teórica erigida pelo e autor está centrada no trabalho, como o complexo que deu origem ao homem como ser social. Tal postulado seria consistente com os princípios do marxismo recuperado por Lukács como uma ontologia do ser social, superadora da tradição metafísica e idealista, firmando, nesse sentido, o caráter radicalmente histórico da essência humana. Apontam-se os equívocos fundamentais operado pelo neovygotskianismo, o qual, tratando as categorias vygotskianas da linguagem, cultura e interação apartadas do princípio marxiano do trabalho, acaba por isolar Vygotsky do campo ontológico e, por extensão, do projeto socialista. Reafirma-se, por fim, que, não obstante a explícita relevância atribuída à dimensão metodológica do marxismo, está pressuposto na obra de Vygotsky, o substrato ontológico sobre o qual se funda o método de Marx.

  7. Ensino médio: em busca do princípio pedagógico

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    Paolo Nosella

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O debate sobre a problemática do ensino médio se intensificou. Não se trata de um debate novo. Porém, nestes últimos anos, ganhou novo fôlego, repercutindo inclusive nos meios de comunicação de massa. No intuito de contribuir para este debate, o texto traz informações de caráter histórico e considerações teóricas. Defende a tese de que o trabalho é o princípio educativo geral de todo o sistema escolar. A especificidade pedagógica do ensino médio decorre do momento vivido pelo jovem em busca de sua definição moral, intelectual e social. Por ser a fase final do ensino básico, é de caráter formativo não profissionalizante. A atual apologia e expansão da profissionalização precoce é uma declaração da falência e do abandono do ensino médio público, humanista, "culturalmente desinteressado", destinado a preparar dirigentes.

  8. Crescimento de bactérias em agentes de infusão: propofol 2% sustenta o crescimento, enquanto remifentanil e pantoprazol não

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    Ismail Aydın Erden

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available EXPERIÊNCIA E OBJETIVOS: Foram avaliados os riscos da contaminação de propofol 2%, remifentanil e pantoprazol e os efeitos desses agentes in vitro no crescimento de agentes infecciosos comuns em unidades de terapia intensiva. MÉTODOS: Para a detecção do risco de contaminação, foram testados agentes preparados para uso imediato em condições de unidade de terapia intensiva. Também foram investigados os efeitos desses três agentes no crescimento bacteriano. Os agentes foram preparados nas concentrações utilizadas na unidade de terapia intensiva e inoculados com patógenos comuns; em seguida, foram incubados a 4ºC, 22ºC e 36ºC. Foram obtidas subculturas a 0, 2, 4 e 8 h e avaliadas as contagens de colônias. Foram determinados os valores de concentração inibitória mínima para todos os agentes a 4ºC, 22ºC e 36ºC. RESULTADOS: Não foi observado crescimento nos agentes preparados na unidade de terapia intensiva. Propofol tendeu a suportar o crescimento, enquanto que remifentanil inibiu o crescimento bacteriano. O efeito de pantoprazol foi variável, dependendo com a bactéria testada. Nenhum dos agentes demonstrou atividade antibacteriana nas concentrações máximas que podem ser alcançadas no sangue dos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Propofol sustenta vigorosamente o crescimento dos microrganismos testados, o que não ocorre com remifentanil e pantoprazol. Portanto, é importante que sejam praticadas técnicas assépticas rígidas na preparação de propofol.

  9. Instrumentation Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Provides instrumentation support for flight tests of prototype weapons systems using a vast array of airborne sensors, transducers, signal conditioning and encoding...

  10. Les enjeux intertextuels dans La Busca et Mala hierba de Pío Baroja

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    Elisabeth Delrue

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Nous prendrons, ici, l’intertextualité, au sens large de perception par le lecteur de rapports entre une œuvre et d’autres qui l’ont précédée et restreint d’« intertextualité aléatoire » dans la terminologie de Michael Riffaterre, afin d’analyser les modalités du jeu intertextuel et leurs implica­tions idéologiques et esthétiques dans les deux romans consi­dérés dans notre étude : La Busca et Mala hierba de Pío Baroja.L’auteur pratique le pastiche et la parodie, au sens genettien de ces termes, de techniques narratives, mêlant dans un même récit des conventions et des motifs narratifs, des codes langagiers appartenant à des phases différentes de l’histoire littéraire et à des registres divers : le roman pica­resque, le roman-feuilleton romantique, le réalisme, le roman à énigme, le roman d’apprentissage.En associant dans le collage intertextuel des solutions narratives pratiquées à des époques différentes ou dans des types de littérature différentes, Baroja, en quête d’un nouveau roman, se réapproprie le legs culturel qu’il récuse parfois pour rénover l’écriture de son temps et l’instance narratrice évacue toute diachronie et pose une nature trans­historique des maux décrits.

  11. Luminescence Instrumentation

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    Jain, Mayank; Bøtter-Jensen, Lars

    2014-01-01

    This chapter gives an introduction to instrumentation for stimulated luminescence studies, with special focus on luminescence dating using the natural dosimeters, quartz and feldspars. The chapter covers basic concepts in luminescence detection, and thermal and optical stimulation, and reference ...

  12. Instrumental analysis

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    This textbook deals with instrumental analysis, which consists of nine chapters. It has Introduction of analysis chemistry, the process of analysis and types and form of the analysis, Electrochemistry on basic theory, potentiometry and conductometry, electromagnetic radiant rays and optical components on introduction and application, Ultraviolet rays and Visible spectrophotometry, Atomic absorption spectrophotometry on introduction, flame emission spectrometry and plasma emission spectrometry. The others like infrared spectrophotometry, X-rays spectrophotometry and mass spectrometry, chromatography and the other instrumental analysis like radiochemistry.

  13. LOFT instrumentation

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    A description of instrumentation used in the Loss-of-Fluid Test (LOFT) large break Loss-of-Coolant Experiments is presented. Emphasis is placed on hydraulic and thermal measurements in the primary system piping and components, reactor vessel, and pressure suppression system. In addition, instrumentation which is being considered for measurement of phenomena during future small break testing is discussed. (orig.) 891 HP/orig. 892 BRE

  14. Instrumental Capital

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    Gabriel Valerio

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available During the history of human kind, since our first ancestors, tools have represented a mean to reach objectives which might otherwise seemed impossibles. In the called New Economy, where tangibles assets appear to be losing the role as the core element to produce value versus knowledge, tools have kept aside man in his dairy work. In this article, the author's objective is to describe, in a simple manner, the importance of managing the organization's group of tools or instruments (Instrumental Capital. The characteristic conditions of this New Economy, the way Knowledge Management deals with these new conditions and the sub-processes that provide support to the management of Instrumental Capital are described.

  15. Instrumented SSH

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    Campbell, Scott; Campbell, Scott

    2009-05-27

    NERSC recently undertook a project to access and analyze Secure Shell (SSH) related data. This includes authentication data such as user names and key fingerprints, interactive session data such as keystrokes and responses, and information about noninteractive sessions such as commands executed and files transferred. Historically, this data has been inaccessible with traditional network monitoring techniques, but with a modification to the SSH daemon, this data can be passed directly to intrusion detection systems for analysis. The instrumented version of SSH is now running on all NERSC production systems. This paper describes the project, details about how SSH was instrumented, and the initial results of putting this in production.

  16. Geotechnical instrumentation

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    Green, G. E.; Mikkelsen, P. E.; Mayne, P. W.; Frost, D. D.; Dowding, C. H.

    1988-12-01

    The 11 papers in the report deal with the following areas: deformation measurements with inclinometers; dilatometer experience in Washington, D.C., and vicinity; ground vibration monitoring instrumentation and computerized surveillance; instrumentation for tests of piles subjected to axial loading; use of the wave equation by the North Carolina Department of Transportation; NYSDOT's construction control of pile foundations with dynamic pile testing; discussion of procedures for the determination of pile capacity; modern specification of driven pile work; analysis of laterally loaded piles with nonlinear bending behavior; unified design of piles and pile groups, and LTBASE, a computer program for the analysis of laterally loaded piers including base and slope effects.

  17. Research Instruments

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    1992-01-01

    The GENETI-SCANNER, newest product of Perceptive Scientific Instruments, Inc. (PSI), rapidly scans slides, locates, digitizes, measures and classifies specific objects and events in research and diagnostic applications. Founded by former NASA employees, PSI's primary product line is based on NASA image processing technology. The instruments karyotype - a process employed in analysis and classification of chromosomes - using a video camera mounted on a microscope. Images are digitized, enabling chromosome image enhancement. The system enables karyotyping to be done significantly faster, increasing productivity and lowering costs. Product is no longer being manufactured.

  18. A ESCOLA DOS SONHOS: EM BUSCA DO PONTO DE VISTA DAS CRIANÇAS

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    Tammi Flávie Peres Borges de Souza

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente texto apresenta os resultados da investigação acerca das opiniões e percepções das crianças sobre a instituição de Educação Infantil. Adotou-se como objeto, as manifestações da criança acerca de suas experiências dentro do contexto de uma pré-escola, não por meio do discurso adulto, mas sim pela fala, pelo olhar, pelos gestos, pelas histórias, pelos desenhos, de quem a vivencia no momento - a criança. Desse modo, apoiando-se nos pressupostos teóricos da Sociologia da Infância, buscou-se examinar as manifestações expressivas das crianças com seus pares, adotando os seguintes objetivos específicos: apreender e analisar as concepções das crianças acerca da instituição de Educação Infantil que frequentam; apontar e refletir sobre possíveis direções que propiciem um ambiente agradável que as cuidem e eduquem respeitando mais os seus desejos, as suas necessidades e particularidades. Para tanto, o estudo com abordagem qualitativa, teve como participantes crianças que se encontram na faixa etária entre o quinto e o sexto ano de vida, de um agrupamento de Pré II, de uma instituição de Educação Infantil no município de Corumbá-MS. Nesse sentido, foram determinados os seguintes procedimentos metodológicos julgados condizentes para a busca das percepções dos sujeitos pesquisados: observação participante (com registros no diário de campo; conversa informal (gravada em áudio; desenhos (com direcionamentos temáticos produzidos pelas crianças; visita guiada (gravada em áudio; e a história para completar (gravada em áudio. O contexto ao que as crianças têm acesso reflete intensamente na forma como se expressam; assim sendo, em vários momentos identificamos que ao contrário do que pensam muitos adultos, as crianças parecem não estarem satisfeitas com a escola e as práticas ali desenvolvidas. Em suma, a escuta das crianças neste estudo reforça a ideia da sua competência e a possibilidade

  19. Algoritmo de busca dispersa aplicado ao problema clássico de roteamento de veículos

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    Nélida Gladys Maquera Sosa

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresentamos heurísticas usando o conceito da meta-heurística Busca Dispersa (BD, desenvolvidas para a solução do Problema de Roteamento de Veículos (PRV Clássico, detalhando cada uma de suas etapas básicas quando aplicadas ao problema em questão. A Busca Dispersa é um método evolutivo que combina soluções com a finalidade de criar novas soluções de melhor qualidade; ainda que apresente similaridades com os algoritmos genéticos difere dos mesmos em princípios fundamentais. Um aspecto importante da BD é formar soluções com alta qualidade para dirigir a busca a regiões promissoras. Experimentos computacionais foram realizados em quatro conjuntos de dados disponíveis na literatura. Os resultados mostram que a BD é robusta e competitiva em termos de qualidade das soluções obtidas e tempo computacional para o PRV Clássico, para os conjuntos de dados testados.In this paper we present a Scatter Search algorithm designed for the solution of the Classical Vehicle Routing Problem, giving details of each of its basic phases when applied to the routing problem. Scatter Search is an evolutionary meta-heuristic that combines solutions with the objective of obtaining new solutions of higher quality; even though there are similarities between Scatter Search and Genetic Algorithms, the two methods differ in basic principles. An important aspect of Scatter Search is to construct high quality solutions in order to direct the search to promising regions. Computational experiments were conducted using four data sets available in the literature. The results show that Scatter Search is robust and competitive in terms of both the quality of solutions and computational times, for the VRP data sets we used.

  20. EL DERECHO A LA SEGURIDAD SOCIAL EN EL CONSTITUCIONALISMO CHILENO: UN CONTINENTE EN BUSCA DE SU CONTENIDO

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    Iván Mauricio Obando Camino

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el contenido variable del derecho constitucional a la seguridad social en el constitucionalismo chileno, basado en antecedentes históricos, doctrinales y, en menor medida, jurisprudenciales, ofreciendo, a la vez, una visión retrospectiva y prospectiva sobre el desarrollo constitucional en la materia. El artículo sostiene que existen actualmente desarrollos doctrinales y jurisprudenciales que permiten avizorar una expansión eventual del contenido normativo del citado derecho, por lo que este último constituye actualmente un continente en busca de su contenido.

  1. Seismic instrumentation

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    For better understanding of the specification for seismic instrumentation of a nuclear power plant, the lecture gives some fundamental remarks to the seismic risk in the Federal Republic of Germany and to the data characterizing an earthquake event. Coming from the geophysical properties of an earthquake, the quantities are explained which are used in the design process of nuclear power plants. This process is shortly described in order to find the requirements for the specification of the seismic instrumentation. In addition the demands of licensing authorities are given. As an example the seismic instrumentation of KKP-1, BWR, is shown. The paper deals with kind and number of instruments, their location in the plant and their sensitivity and calibration. Final considerations deal with the evaluation of measured data and with plant operation after an earthquake. Some experience concerning the earthquake behaviour of equipment not designed to withstand earthquake loads is mentioned. This experience has initiated studies directed to quantification of the degree of conservatism of the assumptions in the seismic design of nuclear power plants. A final garget of these studies are more realistic design rules. (RW)

  2. Instrumentation development

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    Areas being investigated for instrumentation improvement during low-level pollution monitoring include laser opto-acoustic spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, optical fluorescence spectroscopy, liquid crystal gas detectors, advanced forms of atomic absorption spectroscopy, electro-analytical chemistry, and mass spectroscopy. Emphasis is also directed toward development of physical methods, as opposed to conventional chemical analysis techniques for monitoring these trace amounts of pollution related to energy development and utilization

  3. Um modelo evolucionário de busca tecnológica em condições de hipercumulatividade

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    Sergio Almeida de Sousa

    2005-01-01

    Entre os vários modelos que Nelson e Winter (1982) propuseram, o de concorrência com progresso técnico endógeno foi o que mais se difundiu e forneceu insights sobre a relação entre mudança tecnológica e a estrutura de mercado. Embora os modelos evolucionários de dinâmica industrial desenvolvidos nas duas décadas seguintes tenham feito uma série de avanços, persistem nos modelos dessa corrente algumas limitações do modelo Nelson-Winter ligadas ao processo de busca tecnológica. O objetivo do ar...

  4. Em busca de uma ontologia do processo comunicativo. Ou: encruzilhadas de um campo científico

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    Gilson Soares Raslan Filho

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    Full Text Available O campo científico da comunicação vive uma verdadeira encruzilhada: ou se perde no empirismo do estudo dos media; ou, numa recusa a tal empirismo, se lança numa busca teórica voraz, o que ameaça, por vastidão e frouxidão, seu estatuto científico, inclusive por colocar em suspenso a cientificidade dos estudos realizados no campo. Este ensaio identifica essa encruzilhada como duas faces de uma mesma moeda. Para superá-la, propõe a distinção entre a comunicação como problema e a problemática do campo específico da Comunicação, o que se realiza como uma tarefa de construção de uma ontologia do processo comunicacional.

  5. Um modelo evolucionário de busca tecnológica em condições de hipercumulatividade

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    Sergio Almeida de Sousa

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Entre os vários modelos que Nelson e Winter (1982 propuseram, o de concorrência com progresso técnico endógeno foi o que mais se difundiu e forneceu insights sobre a relação entre mudança tecnológica e a estrutura de mercado. Embora os modelos evolucionários de dinâmica industrial desenvolvidos nas duas décadas seguintes tenham feito uma série de avanços, persistem nos modelos dessa corrente algumas limitações do modelo Nelson-Winter ligadas ao processo de busca tecnológica. O objetivo do artigo é elaborar um modelo de busca tecnológica com características (cumulatividade tecnológica, spillovers de P&D assimétricos e acumulação de conhecimento com depreciaç ão intertemporal capazes de superar aquelas limitações.One of the most influential evolutionary models in Nelson and Winter's book is the one dealing with industrial dynamics. From that model came out meaningful insights about market structure and technological change relationship. Despite the improvements made by evolutionary models that have arisen since Nelson and Winter's book, this stream of models still shares some of the original limitations from Nelson and Winter's model. All of those limitations are related to the technological search part of the model. Thus, this article aims to build a new technological search model with properties (technological cumulativeness, asymmetrical R&D spillovers and knowledge accumulation and intertemporal depreciation that are capable to solve those limitations.

  6. Optical Instruments

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    Precision Lapping and Optical Co. has developed a wide variety of hollow retroreflector systems for applications involving the entire optical spectrum; they are, according to company literature, cheaper, more accurate, lighter and capable of greater size than solid prisms. Precision Lapping's major customers are aerospace and defense companies, government organizations, R&D and commercial instrument companies. For example, Precision Lapping supplies hollow retroreflectors for the laser fire control system of the Army's Abrams tank, and retroreflectors have been and are being used in a number of space tests relative to the Air Force's Strategic Defense Initiative research program. An example of a customer/user is Chesapeake Laser Systems, producer of the Laser Tracker System CMS-2000, which has applications in SDI research and industrial robotics. Another customer is MDA Scientific, Inc., manufacturer of a line of toxic gas detection systems used to monitor hazardous gases present in oil fields, refineries, offshore platforms, chemical plants, waste storage sites and other locations where gases are released into the environment.

  7. Meninos de rua: desafiliados em busca de saúde mental Niños de la calle: " desafiliados" en busca de salud mental Street children: parentless people in search of mental health

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    Adriana Pedreira Botelho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo parte da hipótese de que " os meninos de rua vão para as ruas em busca de saúde mental" , formulada a partir dos textos de Leite, Winnicott, Castel e Foucault. Leite aposta na saúde mental desses jovens; Winnicott trabalha com a teoria da tendência anti-social; Castel com a desafiliação social; e finalmente Foucault, com a idéia de que a doença mental é uma expressão positiva da sociedade. Esta hipótese é verificada no Programa de Assistência e Pesquisa, coordenado por Leite e desenvolvido no Instituto de Psiquiatria (IPUB/UFRJ, o qual investiga a subjetividade desses jovens através de suas narrativas, visando subsidiar políticas públicas de assistência social e saúde mental no Brasil.Este artículo parte de la hipótesis de que " los niños de la calle van a las calles en busca de salud mental" , formulada a partir de los textos de Leite, Winnicott, Castel y Foucault. Leite que cree en la salud mental de estos jóvenes; Winnicott con la teoría de la tendencia antisocial; Castel con la " desafiliación" social; y finalmente Foucault con la idea de que la enfermedad mental es una expresión positiva de la sociedad. Esta hipótesis es verificada en el Programa de Asistencia e Investigación, coordenado por Leite y desarrollado en el Instituto de Psiquiatría (IPUB/UFRJ, que investiga la subjetividad de estos jóvenes a través de sus narrativas, con el objetivo de subsidiar políticas públicas de Asistencia Social y Salud Mental en Brasil.The hypothesis, or rather, street children go on the streets in search of mental health, is discussed to Leite’s, Winnicott’s, Castel’s and Foucault’s ideas. Leite discusses the idea that street children are mentally healthy; Winnicott foregrounds the theory of antisocial behavior; Castel bases his theory on socially parentless concept; Foucault discusses the idea that mental illness is a positive expression of society. This hypothesis has been verified in the Assistance

  8. Características do Processo de Busca de Informação dos Pesquisadores da Área de Psicologia da Unisinos

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    Ana Maria Mielniczuk Moura

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Verifica as características do processo de busca de informação realizado por professores/pesquisadores da área da Psicologia, da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos. Aborda as características desse processo, entre elas as etapas do projeto de pesquisa em que realizam a busca de informação, quem geralmente faz esta atividade, quais os tipos de fontes utilizadas assim como o local preferido para a realização da busca de informação. Foi aplicado um questionário semi-estruturado, aplicado através de uma entrevista, que possibilitou traçar um perfil do comportamento de busca de informação realizado pelos professores/pesquisadores, quais as características desse processo e as barreiras encontradas. Constata-se que os professores/pesquisadores utilizam preferencialmente as bases de dados em CD-ROM ou on-line para realizar a busca de informações, não utilizando-se mais os abstracts impressos. Os periódicos impressos nacionais e internacionais possuem boa aceitação entre os professores/pesquisadores, o que não ocorre com os periódicos eletrônicos, ainda pouco conhecidos. Os serviços propiciados pela internet são muito utilizados, principalmente o correio eletrônico e os diretórios de busca, o que não ocorre com as listas de discussão. As fontes pessoais são utilizadas para intercâmbio de conhecimentos entre pesquisadores não somente da própria instituição como de outras. As barreiras encontradas na busca de informação foram categorizadas em Barreiras Pessoais, Barreiras Institucionais e Barreiras do Ambiente ou da Tecnologia.

  9. Tradução intersemiótica dos mecanismos de busca no ciberespaço

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    Silvana Drumond Monteiro

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O processo de busca faz parte da sociedade atual e os mecanismos de busca são os responsáveis pela indexação e elaboração dos índices contemporâneos no ciberespaço.Objetivo: Neste trabalho, a tradução intersemiótica verbo-visual do Google Images e oSKope, considerados híbridos por misturar linguagens, foi analisada visando avaliar o nível de equivalência dos signos nos resultados.Metodologia: A partir da categorização dos mecanismos, o paradigma semiótico vem sendo perscrutado, visando entender as matrizes da linguagem-pensamento, de Santaella, no funcionamento dos buscadores. Entende-se a intersemiose como a mistura das linguagens, sendo a hibridização sua característica principal. O conceito de tradução, apropriado de Jackobson, engloba a transmutação do signo dentro de uma língua (intralingual, de uma língua para outra (interlingual, ou a tradução propriamente dita, e entre uma linguagem e outra (intersemiótica. Outro conceito incorporado na pesquisa foi a tradução intrassemiótica, dentro da matriz visual, para colaborar com a análise da linguagem visual, que tem a forma como eixo de inteligibilidade e a figura como representação do visível.Resultados: O comportamento intersemiótico dos dois buscadores demonstrou-se, de maneira geral, satisfatório.Conclusões: O aprendizado da linguagem pela máquina faz diferença entre os níveis de tradução, entre o igual e o parecido, sobre o princípio de similaridade da forma, seja de uma língua, seja de uma imagem.

  10. Hanseníase no Município de Buriticupu, Estado do Maranhão: busca ativa de casos na população adulta Leprosy in Buriticupu, State of Maranhão: active search for cases in the adult population

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    Antonio Rafael da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O estudo foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a situação da hanseníase na população adulta do Município de Buriticupu, MA. MÉTODOS: Foi empregado o método de busca ativa na identificação de casos novos, no período de 2005 a 2007. Baciloscopia de raspado intradérmico foi feita em todos os pacientes com lesões de pele compatíveis com hanseníase, enquanto exame histopatológico foi feito naqueles em que havia dúvidas na definição da forma clínica. RESULTADOS: Participaram do estudo 15.409 indivíduos, tendo o exame clínico definido o diagnóstico de hanseníase em 62 pacientes, o que representa um coeficiente de detecção de 40,23/10.000. A baciloscopia foi positiva em seis pacientes, sendo predominante a forma clínica tuberculóide, em 31 casos, seguida da forma indeterminada em 20, dimorfa em 10 e virchowiana em um. O estudo permitiu, ainda, a identificação de outras doenças da pele, tais como pitiríase versicolor, dermatofitose, escabiose, vitiligo e carcinoma de pele. CONCLUSÕES: O elevado coeficiente de detecção define o município como hiperendêmico para a hanseníase. A busca ativa de casos é um método importante para o controle da doença.INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to analyze the leprosy situation, focusing on the adult population of the town of Buriticupu, State of Maranhão. METHODS: An active search was conducted to identify new cases from 2005 to 2007. All patients with injuries suggestive of leprosy were submitted to cutaneous bacilloscopy and biopsies were performed when defining the clinical presentation was difficulty. RESULTS: 15,409 individuals participated in the study and 62 were diagnosed with leprosy which represents a detection coefficient of 40.23/10,000. Bacilloscopy showed positive results in six patients. The predominant clinical form was tuberculoid, 31 cases, followed by the indeterminate form (20 cases, the dimorphous form (10 cases and the lepromatous form (1

  11. En busca de

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    Emilce Graf

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo examina la construcción narrativa de la Patagonia en la obra La tierra del fuego (1998 de Sylvia Iparraguirre. La novela traza un imaginario de la región relacionado intertextualmente con otras representaciones históricas y literarias de este espacio que se revisan. Dichas representaciones, procedentes principalmente de la narrativa europea promueven su definición literaria y política que la novela desnaturaliza. La tierra del fuego rememora los modos con que Inglaterra escribe y describe la Patagonia en el siglo XIX como espacio subalterno, y recuerda también la problemática inscripción de este territorio en la cartografía política nacional. La novela da cuenta de la geográfica imaginaria de la región como una construcción ideológica y discursiva que se reconfigura desde distintas perspectivas: personaje narrador, prensa escrita, y demás personajes para legitimar la presencia e intervención de los ingleses en el territorio, sin dejar de lado las estrategias que describe y narra la naturaleza patagónica y la cultura de los habitantes autóctonos de la región.

  12. Weber, Schutz e a busca de "sentido” na ação social: uma análise comparativa

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    Eliane Fioravante Garcez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1806-5023.2014v11n1p63   O artigo discorre sobre as teorias de Max Weber e de Alfred Schutz e a aproximação desses mundos teóricos com a fenomenologia do filósofo Edmund Husserl. No texto são explorados os conceitos de sentido, compreensão, ação, ação social, relação social dentre outros. São apresentados também a tipologia da ação e os dois níveis de análise sociológica (microssocial e macrossocial na concepção de Weber, para quem a ação é fruto da subjetividade. Já para Schutz, a ação é intersubjetiva, socializada e a compreensão está por detrás da ação, quer para o sentido que o ator dá a sua própria ação (subjetivo, quer para a ação de seu semelhante (intersubjetivo. Tendo em vista essas teorias, este trabalho apresenta os pontos divergentes e convergentes entre elas, mas acima de tudo, registra o quanto são complementares na busca de compreensão do sentido da ação social.  Além dos preceitos conceituais, o texto discute a construção e a aplicação do modelo “tipo ideal” (TI amparados numa concepção schutziana.

  13. Bergson e a busca metódica do tempo perdido Bergson and the search for lost time

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Tendo como ponto de referência o pensamento de Henri Bergson e, a partir dele, a relação de identidade entre liberdade e criação, ação livre e ação criadora, este trabalho tem como propósito levantar algumas questões relativas à função do método em relação a uma filosofia que encara a arte, o artista e a atividade artística como exemplos de que o conhecimento acerca do real e do verdadeiro é possível e, justamente em virtude disso, os toma como paradigmas da própria filosofia. Em outros termos, interessa aqui dar alguns passos no sentido da investigação acerca do que quer e o que pode uma filosofia que guarda profundas afinidades com a arte e que, além disso, busca entendê-la em sua essência, compreendê-la em seus princípios e revelar a sua natureza.Having as point of reference the works of Henri Bergson and, from these, the relationship of the identity between freedom and creation, free action and creative action, the purpose of this paper is to bring to light some questions about the function of method to a philosophy which faces the art, the artist and the artistic activity as examples of which the knowledge of the real and of the true are possible, and for this reason, take it as paradigms of the own philosophy. In other words, it interest to give some steps to the direction of the investigations concerning what want and what can a philosophy which has a profound affinities with art and, beyond this, search to understand it in its essence, in its principles, and reveal its nature.

  14. Evaluating musical instruments

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    Campbell, D. Murray

    2014-04-01

    Scientific measurements of sound generation and radiation by musical instruments are surprisingly hard to correlate with the subtle and complex judgments of instrumental quality made by expert musicians.

  15. Evaluating musical instruments

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    Scientific measurements of sound generation and radiation by musical instruments are surprisingly hard to correlate with the subtle and complex judgments of instrumental quality made by expert musicians

  16. IOT Overview: IR Instruments

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    Mason, E.

    In this instrument review chapter the calibration plans of ESO IR instruments are presented and briefly reviewed focusing, in particular, on the case of ISAAC, which has been the first IR instrument at VLT and whose calibration plan served as prototype for the coming instruments.

  17. Performing the Super Instrument

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    Kallionpaa, Maria

    2016-01-01

    have become interested in different ways of “supersizing” acoustic instruments in order to open up previously-unheard instrumental sounds. Super instruments vary a great deal but each has a transformative effect on the identity and performance practice of the performing musician. Furthermore, composers...... can empower performers by producing super instrument works that allow the concert instrument to become an ensemble controlled by a single player. The existing instrumental skills of the performer can be multiplied and the qualities of regular acoustic instruments extended or modified. Such a situation...

  18. Uma heurística de busca tabu simples para o problema de carregamento de paletes do produtor

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    Vitória Pureza

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O problema de carregamento de paletes do produtor consiste em arranjar, ortogonalmente e sem sobreposição, o máximo número de caixas de dimensões (l,w ou (w,l, sobre um palete retangular de dimensões (L,W. Este problema vem sendo tratado com sucesso por heurísticas de blocos, onde são gerados padrões de carregamento compostos por um ou mais blocos, cujas peças possuem a mesma orientação. Uma característica desses métodos é que os padrões gerados estão limitados aos chamados padrões não-guilhotinados de primeira ordem. Neste trabalho é proposta uma abordagem baseada na incorporação de busca tabu simples (sem estruturas de memória de longo prazo em heurísticas de bloco. Partindo-se de uma solução inicial, são realizados movimentos de aumento de blocos, que resultam na diminuição, eliminação e criação de outros blocos. Resultados computacionais indicam que esta abordagem é capaz de gerar padrões ótimos de ordem superior em problemas de difícil resolução para outros métodos da literatura.The manufacturer's pallet loading problem consists in arranging, orthogonally and without overlapping, the maximum number of boxes with dimensions (l,w or (w,l onto a rectangular pallet with dimensions (L,W. This problem has been handled successfully by block heuristics, which generate loading patterns composed by one or more blocks where the pieces have the same orientation. A feature of such methods is that the patterns are limited to the so called 1st order non-guillotine patterns. In this work we propose an approach based on the incorporation of simple tabu search (without longer term memory structures in block heuristics. Starting from an initial pattern, the algorithm performs moves that increase the size of selected blocks in the current pattern; as a result, other blocks are decreased, eliminated or created. Computational results indicate that the approach is capable of generating superior order optimal patterns for

  19. Troubleshooting in nuclear instruments

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    This report on troubleshooting of nuclear instruments is the product of several scientists and engineers, who are closely associated with nuclear instrumentation and with the IAEA activities in the field. The text covers the following topics: Preamplifiers, amplifiers, scalers, timers, ratemeters, multichannel analyzers, dedicated instruments, tools, instruments, accessories, components, skills, interfaces, power supplies, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting in systems, radiation detectors. The troubleshooting and repair of instruments is illustrated by some real examples

  20. THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FACE TO NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABILITY = A TEMÁTICA AMBIENTAL NO ENSINO SUPERIOR: A CONTRIBUIÇÃO MULTIDISCIPLINAR DA ENGENHARIA AMBIENTAL FACE À BUSCA PELA SUSTENTABILIDADE

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    Gláucia Cardoso de Souza

    2014-10-01

    contribuição da engenharia ambiental enquanto uma ciência emergente no bojo da crise socioambiental, apresenta uma revisão bibliográfica que parte de uma retrospectiva da inserção da temática ambiental nas instituições de ensino superior, passa pelo surgimento da engenharia ambiental no cenário internacional e nacional e culmina com a contribuição específica desta ciência no tocante à discussão multidisciplinar e à busca pela sustentabilidade. Complementarmente, fez-se uma pesquisa junto ao Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP com a finalidade de analisar a evolução dessa área ao longo dos anos. Ao final de 2013, verificou-se o registro de 702 cursos ligados à área ambiental entre cursos de graduação (351, tecnológicos (343 e sequenciais (8.

  1. “Bolonha” enquanto modelo formativo hegemonicamente estruturado para a fabricação de professores: a profissionalidade docente entre o movimento tecnocrata europeísta e o estatismo reterritorializado

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    Henrique Pereira Ramalho

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo debruça-se sobre a influência do “Processo de Bolonha” nos sistemas de formação de educadores e professores do ensino básico, inscrevendo- o, por um lado, numa narrativa tecnocrata da profissionalidade docente de matriz europeísta, particularmente interessada em limitar e precisar as competências docentes enquanto regularidades coletivas hegemónicas. Por outro lado, discutimos o sentido e as fronteiras daquela profissionalidade, consolidada por processos de definição e efetivação (“fabricação” da identidade profissional dos docentes associados à lógica da conformidade face ao padrão de desenvolvimento económico e social instituído, correspondendo a uma “vigilância” e a uma restrição ideológica e funcionalista das fronteiras da sua profissionalidade.This article focuses on the influence of the “Bologna Process” in the training systems of educators and primary teachers, signing it, one hand, in a technocratic narrative of professional teaching of europeanist matrix, particularly interested in limit and define teaching skills while hegemonic collectives regularities. On the other hand, we discussed the meaning and boundaries of that professionality, consolidated by definition and execution processes (manufacturing of the professional identity of teachers associated with the logic of compliance in front of the economic and social standard of development established, corresponding to an “oversight” and an ideological and functionalist restriction of borders of their professionality.

  2. Causas de recaída e de busca por tratamento referidas por dependentes químicos em uma unidade de reabilitação

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    Flávia Regina Mendes Carvalho; Tatiana Brusamarello; Andréa Noeremberg Guimarães; Marcio Roberto Paes; Mariluci Alves Maftum

    2011-01-01

    Objetivos: Identificar as causas de recaída e de busca por tratamento pelos dependentes químicos.Metodologia: Pesquisa qualitativa, exploratória, realizada em Unidade de Reabilitação de Adictos de um hospital psiquiátrico do Paraná, Brasil. Os dados foram coletados nos meses de maio a junho de 2010, através de entrevista semiestruturada com 12 dependentes químicos. Posteriormente, foram analisados e organizados em categorias temáticas.Resultados: Da análise, emergiram cinco categorias: o meio...

  3. Instrument Modeling and Synthesis

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    Horner, Andrew B.; Beauchamp, James W.

    During the 1970s and 1980s, before synthesizers based on direct sampling of musical sounds became popular, replicating musical instruments using frequency modulation (FM) or wavetable synthesis was one of the “holy grails” of music synthesis. Synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 allowed users great flexibility in mixing and matching sounds, but were notoriously difficult to coerce into producing sounds like those of a given instrument. Instrument design wizards practiced the mysteries of FM instrument design.

  4. Aeroacoustics of Musical Instruments

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    Fabre, B.; Gilbert, J.; Hirschberg, A.; Pelorson, X.

    2012-01-01

    We are interested in the quality of sound produced by musical instruments and their playability. In wind instruments, a hydrodynamic source of sound is coupled to an acoustic resonator. Linear acoustics can predict the pitch of an instrument. This can significantly reduce the trial-and-error process

  5. Instrumentation a reader

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    Pope, P

    1990-01-01

    This book contains a selection of papers and articles in instrumentation previously pub­ lished in technical periodicals and journals of learned societies. Our selection has been made to illustrate aspects of current practice and applications of instrumentation. The book does not attempt to be encyclopaedic in its coverage of the subject, but to provide some examples of general transduction techniques, of the sensing of particular measurands, of components of instrumentation systems and of instrumentation practice in two very different environments, the food industry and the nuclear power industry. We have made the selection particularly to provide papers appropriate to the study of the Open University course T292 Instrumentation. The papers have been chosen so that the book covers a wide spectrum of instrumentation techniques. Because of this, the book should be of value not only to students of instrumen­ tation, but also to practising engineers and scientists wishing to glean ideas from areas of instrumen...

  6. Satellite oceanography - The instruments

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    Stewart, R. H.

    1981-01-01

    It is pointed out that no instrument is sensitive to only one oceanographic variable; rather, each responds to a combination of atmospheric and oceanic phenomena. This complicates data interpretation and usually requires that a number of observations, each sensitive to somewhat different phenomena, be combined to provide unambiguous information. The distinction between active and passive instruments is described. A block diagram illustrating the steps necessary to convert data from satellite instruments into oceanographic information is included, as is a diagram illustrating the operation of a radio-frequency radiometer. Attention is also given to the satellites that carry the various oceanographic instruments.

  7. Networked Instrumentation Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Armstrong researchers have developed a networked instrumentation system that connects modern experimental payloads to existing analog and digital communications...

  8. Instrument validation project

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    Reynolds, B.A.; Daymo, E.A.; Geeting, J.G.H.; Zhang, J.

    1996-06-01

    Westinghouse Hanford Company Project W-211 is responsible for providing the system capabilities to remove radioactive waste from ten double-shell tanks used to store radioactive wastes on the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The project is also responsible for measuring tank waste slurry properties prior to injection into pipeline systems, including the Replacement of Cross-Site Transfer System. This report summarizes studies of the appropriateness of the instrumentation specified for use in Project W-211. The instruments were evaluated in a test loop with simulated slurries that covered the range of properties specified in the functional design criteria. The results of the study indicate that the compact nature of the baseline Project W-211 loop does not result in reduced instrumental accuracy resulting from poor flow profile development. Of the baseline instrumentation, the Micromotion densimeter, the Moore Industries thermocouple, the Fischer and Porter magnetic flow meter, and the Red Valve Pressure transducer meet the desired instrumental accuracy. An alternate magnetic flow meter (Yokagawa) gave nearly identical results as the baseline fischer and Porter. The Micromotion flow meter did not meet the desired instrument accuracy but could potentially be calibrated so that it would meet the criteria. The Nametre on-line viscometer did not meet the desired instrumental accuracy and is not recommended as a quantitative instrument although it does provide qualitative information. The recommended minimum set of instrumentation necessary to ensure the slurry meets the Project W-058 acceptance criteria is the Micromotion mass flow meter and delta pressure cells.

  9. Instrument validation project

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    Westinghouse Hanford Company Project W-211 is responsible for providing the system capabilities to remove radioactive waste from ten double-shell tanks used to store radioactive wastes on the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The project is also responsible for measuring tank waste slurry properties prior to injection into pipeline systems, including the Replacement of Cross-Site Transfer System. This report summarizes studies of the appropriateness of the instrumentation specified for use in Project W-211. The instruments were evaluated in a test loop with simulated slurries that covered the range of properties specified in the functional design criteria. The results of the study indicate that the compact nature of the baseline Project W-211 loop does not result in reduced instrumental accuracy resulting from poor flow profile development. Of the baseline instrumentation, the Micromotion densimeter, the Moore Industries thermocouple, the Fischer and Porter magnetic flow meter, and the Red Valve Pressure transducer meet the desired instrumental accuracy. An alternate magnetic flow meter (Yokagawa) gave nearly identical results as the baseline fischer and Porter. The Micromotion flow meter did not meet the desired instrument accuracy but could potentially be calibrated so that it would meet the criteria. The Nametre on-line viscometer did not meet the desired instrumental accuracy and is not recommended as a quantitative instrument although it does provide qualitative information. The recommended minimum set of instrumentation necessary to ensure the slurry meets the Project W-058 acceptance criteria is the Micromotion mass flow meter and delta pressure cells

  10. A enfermagem enquanto disciplina, profissão e trabalho La enfermería como disciplina, profesión y trabajo Nursing as discipline, profession, and labour

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    Denise Pires

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Ensaio com objetivo de articular aspectos teórico-conceituais de profissão, disciplina e trabalho contribuindo para a reflexão acerca do saber disciplinar e da prática profissional de enfermagem exercida no contexto do trabalho coletivo em saúde. Resgata conceitos da teoria sociológica e da epistemologia para analisar a enfermagem no cenário da ciência, da sociologia das profissões e da teorização sobre processo de trabalho em saúde. Argumenta que a enfermagem tem atributos de uma profissão e de uma disciplina científica, e que os limites da prática precisam ser contextualizados histórica e socialmente. Conclui que a enfermagem, enquanto pratica social e disciplina, enfrenta desafios científicos e políticos demandando um processo permanente de construção.El objetivo del presente ensayo es articular aspectos teórico-conceptuales de la enfermería como profesión, disciplina y trabajo, contribuyendo para la reflexión acerca del saber disciplinar y de la práctica profesional de la enfermería ejercida en el contexto del trabajo colectivo en salud. Rescata conceptos de la teoría sociológica y de la epistemología para analizar la enfermería en el ámbito de la ciencia, de la sociología de las profesiones y de la teoría sobre el proceso del trabajo en salud. Argumenta que la enfermería tiene atributos de una profesión y de una disciplina científica, y que los límites de la práctica deben ser contextualizados histórica y socialmente. Concluye que la enfermería como práctica social y disciplina, enfrenta desafíos científicos y políticos que exigen un proceso permanente de construcción.The objective of this essay is to articulate theoretical-conceptual aspects of nursing as a profession, a scientific discipline, and labour contributing to reflection concerning nursing knowledge and professional practice exercised in the context of collective work in health care. It reviews concepts from sociological theory and

  11. Relações conjugais e familiares na perspectiva de mulheres de duas gerações: "Que seja terno enquanto dure" Conjugal and familial relations in the perspective of two generations of women: "but be endearing while it lasts"

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    Sabrine Mantuan dos Santos Coutinho

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este relato é um recorte de extensa pesquisa que buscou identificar a rede de representações sociais (RS estabelecida em torno do ser mulher na família. Centra-se na questão da conjugalidade e busca verificar se a vivência conjugal e familiar sofreu modificações significativas num intervalo de aproximadamente 3 décadas. Foram realizadas 20 entrevistas narrativas, semiestruturadas, com mulheres de estrato socioeconômico médio e baixo: 10 que tiveram filhos nos anos 1960 (1ª geração e 10 nos anos 1990 (2ª geração, filhas das primeiras. A entrevista permitiu às participantes falarem de suas experiências e práticas cotidianas em relação aos contextos familiar e conjugal. Visando agregar procedimentos complementares, os dados foram organizados/analisados a partir de adaptação do método fenomenológico para investigação psicológica e do software Alceste. Os resultados evidenciaram tanto continuidades quanto rupturas entre as gerações, podendo ser destacadas mudanças expressivas de uma geração à outra em relação a importantes aspectos do relacionamento conjugal como: a manutenção do casamento que deixa de ser o objetivo principal; as relações conjugais, de forma geral, tornam-se mais abertas; há redução de interdições em relação à mulher; e o investimento feminino no casamento passa a dividir espaço com o maior envolvimento masculino.This report is an extract of an extensive research which attempted to identify the social representation (SR net established around being a woman in the family. It is centered on the conjugality question, attempting to verify if the conjugal and familial living experience suffered significant modifications after a period of approximately three decades, considering women of the same family, but from different generations. Twenty semi-structured narrative interviews were taken with women of low or medium social-economic strata: ten who had children during the 1960 decade (1st

  12. BAA instrument no. 93

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    Marriott, R. A.

    2006-12-01

    Instrument no. 93 has been in almost continual use for more than a hundred years. Since it left the workshop of its maker, George Calver, it has kept company with several other notable instruments and has been used by many eminent astronomers. It was added to the Association's collection in 1945.

  13. Weak instruments (in Russian)

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    Adrian Pagan

    2007-01-01

    This essay is a selective guide to the literature on weak instruments. We use simple models to illustrate the problems raised by weak instruments and the suggestions that have been made to solve them. Because the literature is one that is still developing we only briefly touch on some recent developments.

  14. Grid Enabled Remote Instrumentation

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    Meyer, Norbert

    2008-01-01

    Focuses on a number of aspects related to the exploitation of remote instrumentation on the grid. This book includes middleware architecture, high speed networking in support of grid applications, wireless grid for acquisition devices and sensor networks, quality of service provisioning for real time control, and measurement instrumentation.

  15. ALIENAÇÃO DO CONSUMIDOR E INFLUÊNCIA DOS GRUPOS DE REFERÊNCIA: ESTUDO EXPLORATÓRIO EM BUSCA DE RELAÇÕES

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    Daiane Lindner Radons; Márcia Zampieri Grohmann; Daniele de Oliveira Freitas; Luciana Flores Battistella

    2015-01-01

    Os indivíduos são influenciados pelas outras pessoas na escolha de produtos e serviços, assim como, muitas vezes, não refletem no processo de compra. O artigo busca identificar, de forma exploratória, relações entre alienação do consumidor e influência dos grupos de referência. A partir de uma pesquisa quantitativa, foram demonstradas três relações, referentes às pessoas alienadas em relação á ética empresarial serem mais propensas a sofrer influência utilitária; alienadas em relação às norma...

  16. Cerâmicas ácido resistentes: a busca por cimentação resinosa adesiva Acid resistant ceramics: the search for resinous adhesive cementation

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    A. S. Malheiros; F. P. Fialho; R. R. J. Tavarez

    2013-01-01

    A eliminação da fase vítrea das cerâmicas odontológicas tornou-as resistentes à fratura, mas também ácido resistentes, o que neste último caso dificulta a cimentação resinosa adesiva. A busca por métodos para condicionar estas cerâmicas tem estimulado inúmeros trabalhos científicos. O tratamento da superfície cerâmica, a descontaminação da superfície e a escolha dos agentes de união e cimentação estão entre os itens considerados importantes. As pesquisas dos últimos cinco anos mostram que ain...

  17. Análise de bases de dados e termos de busca para estudos bibliométricos e monitoramento científico em nanocelulose

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    Douglas Henrique Milanez; Antonio Carlos Alves Conserva; Roniberto Morato do Amaral; Leandro Innocentini Lopes de Faria; José Angelo Rodrigues Gregolin

    2014-01-01

    O presente estudo objetiva selecionar bases de dados e analisar termos de uma expressão de busca com vistas ao monitoramento científico da nanocelulose. Esse nanomaterial destaca-se por ser sustentável e de grande importância para o contexto científico brasileiro e mundial. O método de seleção envolve a escolha de bases bibliográficas pertencentes à subárea de Engenharia de Materiais e Metalúrgica, do Portal de Periódicos Capes/MEC, e a aplicação de critérios pertinentes ao monitoramento c...

  18. Que tipo de líder você busca (ser)? Sobre a liderança na gestão de projetos

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    Antonio Mendes Silva Filho

    2015-01-01

    Gerenciar é uma arte. Comandar uma grande organização é o mesmo que comandar uma grande equipe, requer dividir o conjunto de colaboradores. Dividir para conquistar. Mas, isso pressupõe o uso de estratégias de comunicação para coordenar e integrar as ações de uma organização. Tudo isso demanda um comandante, um líder, que poderia ser você. Que tipo de líder você busca (ser)? Que tipo de líder gostaria de trabalhar? Este artigo explora questões identificando características observadas nos líder...

  19. A busca pelo espiritual e a busca de sentido no mundo contemporâneo (The search for the spiritual and the search for meaning in the contemporary world - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2013v11n32p1605

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    Anete Roese

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo identifica as instâncias subjetivas do que leva o ser humano à busca por experiências de cunho espiritual e religioso. Situa a contemporânea busca religiosa e a crise de sentido que afeta a humanidade como uma busca de realização espiritual e do ser-si-próprio, diante de um mundo onde a potencialidade espiritual se encontra cada vez mais devastada. Viktor Frankl, Karl Jaspers, Paul Tillich, todos originários das contribuições da fenomenologia, são os principais autores a sustentar a reflexão em torno do tema. Frankl sustenta a ideia de um inconsciente espiritual, de uma transcendência da consciência, e Jaspers e Tillich se ocupam com a análise da “situação espiritual do nosso tempo”, uma era cujos reflexos colhemos sobremodo no terceiro milênio. Todos tratam de decifrar a intrínseca relação da não realização espiritual, da busca de um sentido do ser humano para a sua existência com a crise mais generalizada no mundo ocidental. A conclusão do texto segue na perspectiva de que a busca espiritual é inerente ao ser humano, pois se trata da realização do ser humano como ser-si-próprio no mundo. A impossibilidade de realização desta dimensão leva a uma profunda frustração existencial cujas consequências são patentes no modo de vida da humanidade na contemporaneidade. Palavras-chave: Espiritual. Busca de vida. Psicologia da religião. Viktor Frankl. Karl Jaspers. Paul Tillich.  Abstract The article identifies the subjective instances of what makes humans to search for experiences of spiritual and religious nature. It places the contemporary religious quest and the crisis of meaning that affects humanity as a search of spiritual fulfillment and of the being-oneself, facing a world where spiritual potentiality is increasingly devastated. Viktor Frankl, Karl Jaspers, Paul Tillich, all originating from the contributions of Phenomenology, are the main authors that sustain the reflection around the topic

  20. Biomedical Sensors and Instruments

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    Tagawa, Tatsuo

    2011-01-01

    The living body is a difficult object to measure: accurate measurements of physiological signals require sensors and instruments capable of high specificity and selectivity that do not interfere with the systems under study. As a result, detailed knowledge of sensor and instrument properties is required to be able to select the "best" sensor from one of the many designed to meet these challenges. From the underlying principles to practical applications, this updated edition of Biomedical Sensors and Instruments provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the various kinds of biome

  1. Manual of Surgical Instruments

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    Olga Lidia Sánchez Sarría

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Surgical instruments are the group of tools used in surgical procedures. They are very expensive and sophisticated. Consequently, a standardized and meticulous care is essential; they should go through the decontamination, cleaning and sterilization process. These instruments are designed in order to provide surgeons with tools that help them to perform a basic surgical procedure; there are multiple variations and the design depends on their function. This paper aims at showing all surgical instruments that can be used in an operating room during surgery and are not generally included in the medical literature.

  2. Instrumentation reference book

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    Boyes, Walt

    2002-01-01

    Instrumentation is not a clearly defined subject, having a 'fuzzy' boundary with a number of other disciplines. Often categorized as either 'techniques' or 'applications' this book addresses the various applications that may be needed with reference to the practical techniques that are available for the instrumentation or measurement of a specific physical quantity or quality. This makes it of direct interest to anyone working in the process, control and instrumentation fields where these measurements are essential.* Comprehensive and authoritative collection of technical information* Writte

  3. Jones' instrument technology

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    Jones, Ernest Beachcroft; Kingham, Edward G; Radnai, Rudolf

    1985-01-01

    Jones' Instrument Technology, Volume 5: Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems deals with general trends in automatic instruments and measuring systems. Specific examples are provided to illustrate the principles of such devices. A brief review of a considerable number of standards is undertaken, with emphasis on the IEC625 Interface System. Other relevant standards are reviewed, including the interface and backplane bus standards. This volume is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a short introduction to the principles of automatic measurements, classification of measuring system

  4. Medical instruments in museums

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    Söderqvist, Thomas; Arnold, Ken

    2011-01-01

    This essay proposes that our understanding of medical instruments might benefit from adding a more forthright concern with their immediate presence to the current historical focus on simply decoding their meanings and context. This approach is applied to the intriguingly tricky question of what a...... actually is meant by a "medical instrument." It is suggested that a pragmatic part of the answer might lie simply in reconsidering the holdings of medical museums, where the significance of the physical actuality of instruments comes readily to hand....

  5. Soil monitoring instrumentation

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    The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) has an extensive program for the development of nondestructive assay instrumentation for the quantitative analysis of transuranic (TRU) materials found in bulk solid wastes generated by Department of Energy facilities and by the commercial nuclear power industry. Included are wastes generated in decontamination and decommissioning of outdated nuclear facilities, as well as from old waste-burial-ground exhumation programs. The assay instrumentation is designed to have detection limits below 10 nCi/g wherever practicable. The assay instrumentation that is applied specifically to soil monitoring is discussed

  6. Dam Safety Instrumentation

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    P. R. Bamane

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In most of the cases, the materials are tested in laboratories and designs are based on assumptions that the same results will be met with, during actual construction. As there are always large variations in materials, their properties, construction methods and their control, the actual product defers from the original assumptions. In this paper, instruments required to check the behaviour and stability of dams are discussed with their necessity, use and operation. These instruments prove to be much useful in proper maintenance of dam, and hence they should be installed under the guidance of experts at appropriate places in the dam. A conclusion has been arrived that there should be close co-operation between the designers, instrumentation specialist, expert analysis and site authorities to achieve the goal of instrumentation.

  7. Challenges in marine instrumentation

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    Afzulpurkar, S.; Desa, E.; Joseph, A.; Chakraborty, B.; Nayak, M.R.; Ranade, G.

    . Acoustic and optical instrumentation combined on the same platform would be able to address these problems. For this autonomous vehicles with extremely low power requirements, long term deployment and data transmission capability via satellites after...

  8. Modeling of Musical Instruments

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    Bader, Rolf; Hansen, Uwe

    Signal processing techniques in acoustics address many concerns. Included are such things as wave propagation variables, amplitude considerations, spectral content, wavelength, and phase. Phase is primarily of concern when waves interact with each other, as well as with a medium, and the imposition of boundary conditions leads to normal mode vibrations. Such conditions are prevalent in all musical instruments, and thus relevant signal processing techniques are essential to both understanding and modeling the structure of musical instruments and the sound radiated.

  9. Infections in spinal instrumentation

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    Gerometta, Antoine; Olaverri, Juan Carlos Rodriguez; Bitan, Fabian

    2012-01-01

    Surgical-site infection (SSI ) in the spine is a serious postoperative complication. Factors such as posterior surgical approach, arthrodesis, use of spinal instrumentation, age, obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, operating-room environment and estimated blood loss are well established in the literature to affect the risk of infection. Infection after spine surgery with instrumentation is becoming a common pathology. The reported infection rates range from 0.7% to 11.9%, depending on the diagnos...

  10. Generalized Instrumental Variable Models

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    Chesher, Andrew; Rosen, Adam

    2013-01-01

    The ability to allow for flexible forms of unobserved heterogeneity is an essential ingredient in modern microeconometrics. In this paper we extend the application of instrumental variable (IV) methods to a wide class of problems in which multiple values of unobservable variables can be associated with particular combinations of observed endogenous and exogenous variables. In our Generalized Instrumental Variable (GIV) models, in contrast to traditional IV models, the mapping from unobserved ...

  11. Water level instrumentation simulation

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    Through simulation, evaluations of system performance can be made to increase efficiency, reduce costs, enhance safety and provide effective training. A full function simulation for evaluating water level measurement requires modeling the physical process, the process instrumentation response and where appropriate, the human input/response. This paper examines a full function application simulating the primary system water level in a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). The physical processes associated with BWR vessel level response are modeled with the Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP). The MAAP code is used as the basis for providing primary system and containment thermal-hydraulic response to a compendium of expected plant transients. The BWR vessel level instruments is modeled with the FAI developed Instrumentation PACkage (IPAC). With the thermal-hydraulic input from MAAP, the IPAC software models the various phenomena associated with water level measurements including the effects due to: (1) instrument channel calibration, (2) instrument drift and (3) containment (drywell) environmental effects. This paper discusses the IPAC models (instrumentation components) along with the factors which influence the mass balance of water in the downcomer region. A comparison of the BWR vessel water level complete simulation package to data from a simulated BWR plant transient culminates the discussion of this paper. The full function simulation package presented in this paper, enables a software-based representation of the BWR vessel level to be evaluated under various hypothetical plant conditions including normal, accident, and severe accident events. (author)

  12. A Justiça como Equidade na Teoria de John Rawls: a mediação enquanto política pública de sua concretização

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    Ana Carolina Ghisleni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The theory of justice as equity from John Rawls is based in the use of two basics principles that ensure individual freedoms and reduction of social inequalities, legitimazing the existence of a democratic society. Accordingly, this principles assist in the maintenance of social peace, but often they are not enough for this, so the mediation as a public policy in the conflict¿s treatment is a mechanism helper of dialogue, solves conflicts consensually and prevents occurrence of other conflicts. So, as mediation is not the imposition of a decisión, but its construction by the parties themselves, it becomes a instrument of achieving the principles established by John Rawls, because it is based in the principles of equality and freedom.

  13. Engasgamento em bebês após busca às cegas com os dedos Infants choking following blind finger sweep

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    Hasan A. Abder-Rahman

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Em situações estressantes, as pessoas geralmente usam os dedos para retirar corpos estranhos de faringe da boca. Este artigo relata três casos de óbito de bebês após o uso dessa técnica. MÉTODOS: Um total de 26 casos de engasgamento causado por aspiração de corpos estranhos nas vias respiratórias superiores e inferiores envolvendo crianças menores de 11 anos submetidas a autopsia no Departamento de Medicina Forense da Universidade da Jordânia entre 1996 e 2006 foram revisados. RESULTADOS: O uso de busca às cegas com os dedos para retirar corpos estranhos de faringe foi relatado em três bebês durante o choro. Todas as crianças eram menores de 1 ano e haviam se engasgado com grãos-de-bico, uma bola de gude e um lápis curto. A diversidade, o tamanho, a forma, e a maciez da superfície são as principais características que fazem com que esses corpos estranhos sejam mais difíceis de ser removidos com os dedos e facilitam sua entrada via respiratória. CONCLUSÃO: Esses casos mostraram que a busca às cegas com os dedos na boca de bebês durante o choro não é somente uma manobra perigosa, mas também pode ser fatal.OBJECTIVE: In stressful situations, people usually use finger sweep to remove pharyngeal foreign bodies from the mouth. This article reports on three cases of death of infants following the use of this technique. METHODS: A total of 26 cases of choking caused by foreign bodies aspiration in the upper and lower respiratory passages involving children younger than 11 years of age autopsied at the Forensic Department of University of Jordânia between 1996 and 2006 were reviewed. RESULTS: Blind finger sweep to remove pharyngeal foreign bodies were reported in three crying infants. All of these cases were younger than 1 year of age and choked on a chickpea, a marble and a short pencil. Diversity, size, shape and smoothness of the surface are the main characteristics that render the foreign bodies less easily

  14. As múltiplas sintaxes dos mecanismos de busca no ciberespaço Las múltiples sintaxis de los mecanismos de búsqueda en el ciberespacio

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    Silvana Drumond Monteiro

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available No período pós-moderno as máquinas estão organizando o conhecimento por meio dos mecanismos de busca. Para discutir e conhecer melhor essa realidade, o artigo propõe uma tipologia para os mecanismos de busca, visando a ilustrar as múltiplas sintaxes de organização e busca do conhecimento e informação no ciberespaço. Dessa forma, apresenta as categorias de classificação: anatomia, que são os processos básicos de funcionamento desses buscadores, ou seja, crawling, indexing e searching; a forma geral de indexação ou organização, que são os diretórios, programas, metabuscadores e híbridos; a ordenação e apresentação dos resultados, que refletem as múltiplas sintaxes; e o paradigma semiótico, que ilustra a multiplicidade semiótica dos mecanismos de busca. A partir dessa tipologia, os buscadores são exemplificados e discutidos, abarcando esse cenário de múltiplas sintaxes de indexação e busca da informação e conhecimento no ciberespaço e ao mesmo tempo construindo uma ontologia desse objeto. O ciberespaço sempre terá e trará o problema da taxonomia do conhecimento e da multiplicidade dos signos, seja em sua representação ou organização.

  15. TRIGA instrumentation modernization

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    Due to alterations made, the present reactor instrumentation is a mixture of old electron tube and modern semiconductor techniques. This mixture and the limited space in the control console, a non-modular system etc. render the making of service, maintenance and improvements difficult. Problems concerning the obtaining of spare parts for the old instrumentation are also expected. The present cabling will not be satisfactory in the long run and the risk of fires is significant. There is one common high voltage source for all four neutron detectors and no redundancy. Separate HV supplies including trip actuators are recommended for the nuclear channels. The water activity measurement system (with a GM tube) in the primary circuit is insufficient. Some modifications and replacements have been made in the present instrumentation, but it can hardly be used 10-20 years ahead without extensive replacements. It has been decided to renew the whole instrumentation in 1981. Much emphasis will be laid on standardization, flexibility, reliability, service and repair possibilities. The new instrumentation will be based on modern industrial standard modular units, cards etc. (including standardized signal output ranges, electronic testing possibilities, the use of isolation amplifiers etc.). Since the development in electronics is rapid, provisions should be made for some changes in the future. Standard unit and module systems make it easier to carry out such changes

  16. Instrumentation for environmental monitoring

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    In the last few years a much greater emphasis has been placed upon understanding, controlling and monitoring the environmental effects of the advancing technologies. This has resulted in rapid advances in techniques for environmental monitoring. To aid the concerned scientist in keeping abreast of these developments, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory publishes a collection of volumes entitled Instrumentation for Environmental Monitoring. Separated into four volumes covering four media, AIR, WATER, RADIATION, and BIOMEDICAL, they provide a source book for three types of material: (1) Monitoring Rationale. They describe the characteristics, forms, and effects of a wide variety of pollutants and the means of controlling them. Federal regulations are explained and summarized. (2) Analytical Techniques. Methods of determining specific pollutants are described with special emphasis on the principles that form the basis of instrumental methods. (3) Commercial Instrumentation. The features of most commercially available instrumentation used for the determination and monitoring of each pollutant are presented in a manner that facilitates instrumental comparisons. Examples of the types of material in the volumes and the use of the volumes are presented

  17. The keyboard instruments.

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    Manchester, Ralph A

    2014-06-01

    Now that the field of performing arts medicine has been in existence for over three decades, we are approaching a key point: we should start to see more articles that bring together the data that have been collected from several studies in order to draw more robust conclusions. Review articles and their more structured relative, the meta-analysis, can help to improve our understanding of a particular topic, comparing and synthesizing the results of previous research that has been done on that subject area. One way this could be done would be to review the research that has been carried out on the performance-related problems associated with playing a particular instrument or group of instruments. While I am not going to do that myself, I hope that others will. In this editorial, I will do a very selective review of the playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) associated with one instrument group (the keyboard instruments), focusing on the most played instrument in that group (the piano;). PMID:24925170

  18. Heat Flux Instrumentation Laboratory (HFIL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Description: The Heat Flux Instrumentation Laboratory is used to develop advanced, flexible, thin film gauge instrumentation for the Air Force Research Laboratory....

  19. ISSUERS OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

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    Cristian GHEORGHE

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The rules laid down by Romanian Capital Market Law and the regulations put in force for its implementation apply to issuers of financial instruments admitted to trading on the regulated market established in Romania. But the issuers remain companies incorporated under Company Law of 1990. Such dual regulations need increased attention in order to observe the legal status of the issuers/companies and financial instruments/shares. Romanian legislator has chosen to implement in Capital Market Law special rules regarding the administration of the issuers of financial instruments, not only rules regarding admitting and maintaining to a regulated market. Thus issuers are, in Romanian Law perspective, special company that should comply special rule regarding board of administration and general shareholders meeting.

  20. Advanced instrumentation for reprocessing.

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    Cipiti, Benjamin B.

    2005-10-01

    Recent interest in reprocessing nuclear fuel in the U.S. has led to advanced separations processes that employ continuous processing and multiple extraction steps. These advanced plants will need to be designed with state-of-the-art instrumentation for materials accountancy and control. This research examines the current and upcoming instrumentation for nuclear materials accountancy for those most suited to the reprocessing environment. Though this topic has received attention time and again in the past, new technologies and changing world conditions require a renewed look and this subject. The needs for the advanced UREX+ separations concept are first identified, and then a literature review of current and upcoming measuring techniques is presented. The report concludes with a preliminary list of recommended instruments and measurement locations.

  1. Suicídio: um ensaio em busca de um des-velamento do tema Suicide: one essay in a search of a revealment of the theme

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    Mauren Alexandra Sampaio

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio propõe-se a des-velar facetas do tema suicídio por meio do discurso de diferentes autores que tratam do tema, bem como mediante os contatos que pude ter, durante os estágios de aprendizado, coin pessoas que tentaram suicídio. Minha trajetória acadêmica inclui uma incursão pelas idéias da fenomnenologia, particularmente pelos pensamentos de Heidegger, ou seja, análise existencial do homem enquanto ser-aí. Nesse sentido, a compreensão da pessoa que decide colocar fim à sua existência, pode se constituir, na perspectiva desta análise, como um caminho para reconstrução e redimensionamento de suas perspectivas existenciais.This essay proposes to reveal facets of the suicide through the discourse of differents authors treating this theme as well as through contacts that I was able to have in my nursing training, through my academic trajectory. This trajectory includes an incursion by phenomenological ideas, mainly by the ideas of Heidegger and his existencial analysis of the man as being-there. In this way, the understanding of a person who decides to finalize his/her existence, can be, by the existencial analysis perspective, a way to reconstruct and redimension his/her existencial perspectives.

  2. Sobre a objetividade na relação sujeito-objeto no plano da imagem ou da esfera instrumental/organizacional: um ponto de vista para a pesquisa na enfermagem Sobre la objetividad en la relación sujeto - objeto en el plan de la imagen o de la esfera instrumental/organizacional: un punto de vista para la investigación en la enfermería About the objectivity in the subject-object relationship in the image’s plan or in the instrumental/organizational scope: a point of view for the nursing research

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    Vilma de Carvalho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Discussão sobre a objetividade na relação sujeito-objeto - âmbito do fenômeno do conhecimento e pesquisas/estudos de enfermagem. A abordagem teórico-filosófica incide sobre a esfera intermediária - instrumental/organizacional - relativamente a possíveis verdades aproximadas. Essa esfera entendida como esfera da "imagem" ou espaço formal ( locus virtual? de transferência de caracteres da realidade objetiva. A análise de natureza gnoseológico-epistemológica, sem pretensões aprofundadas, salvo o alcance da compreensão para estudos ou buscas investigativas em plano de núcleos de pesquisa na enfermagem. A autora assume a crítica em favor do domínio de conceitos e categorias do conhecer e relativamente à enfermagem enquanto "ciência-em-vias-de-se-fazer". Aponta para o risco de confundir-se, de um lado, o plano pragmático/ assistencial (trabalho e operações práticas e, de outro, o plano gnoseológico/epistemológico (trabalho teórico-acadêmico de buscas de verdades aproximadas. E apresenta argumentos/justificavas lógicas para as distinções entre interesses do sujeito pesquisador (plano da Subjetividade e outros apropriados à construção científica (plano da Objetividade.Discusión sobre la objetividad en la relación sujeto-objeto, ámbito del fenómeno del conocimiento / interés de la investigación/ estudios de enfermería. El abordaje de efecto teórico-filosófico incide sobre la esfera intermedia - instrumental/organizacional - relacionada con la formalización de posibles verdades aproximadas. Esa esfera entendida como esfera de la "imagen" o espacio formal de transferencia de determinaciones o caracteres del real objetivo. El análisis es de naturaleza gnoseológicoepistemológica, sin pretensiones profundas, salvo el alcance de comprensión para estudios o indagaciones en el plano de núcleos de investigación en enfermería. La autora hace la critica en favor de conceptos y categorías del conocer y en lo que

  3. Spectroelectrochemical Instrument Measures TOC

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    Kounaves, Sam

    2011-01-01

    A spectroelectrochemical instrument has been developed for measuring the total organic carbon (TOC) content of an aqueous solution. Measurements of TOC are frequently performed in environmental, clinical, and industrial settings. Until now, techniques for performing such measurements have included, various ly, the use of hazardous reagents, ultraviolet light, or ovens, to promote reactions in which the carbon contents are oxidized. The instrument now being developed is intended to be a safer, more economical means of oxidizing organic carbon and determining the TOC levels of aqueous solutions and for providing a low power/mass unit for use in planetary missions.

  4. Standard NIM instrumentation system

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    1990-01-01

    NIM is a standard modular instrumentation system that is in wide use throughout the world. As the NIM system developed and accommodations were made to a dynamic instrumentation field and a rapidly advancing technology, additions, revisions and clarifications were made. These were incorporated into the standard in the form of addenda and errata. This standard is a revision of the NIM document, AEC Report TID- 20893 (Rev 4) dated July 1974. It includes all the addenda and errata items that were previously issued as well as numerous additional items to make the standard current with modern technology and manufacturing practice.

  5. [Hardening of dental instruments].

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    Gerasev, G P

    1981-01-01

    The possibility of prolonging the service life of stomatological instruments by the local hardening of their working parts is discussed. Such hardening should be achieved by using hard and wear-resistant materials. The examples of hardening dental elevators and hard-alloy dental drills are given. New trends in the local hardening of instruments are the treatment of their working parts with laser beams, the application of coating on their surface by the gas-detonation method. The results of research work and trials are presented.

  6. Specification for Instrumentation

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    Margheritini, Lucia; Kofoed, Jens Peter

    This paper is intended to give an overview on instrumentation for monitoring the efficiency of the Converter and the performance of the device. Real-time control of plant and data monitoring and storage are the main objectives of the control system.......This paper is intended to give an overview on instrumentation for monitoring the efficiency of the Converter and the performance of the device. Real-time control of plant and data monitoring and storage are the main objectives of the control system....

  7. Standard NIM instrumentation system

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    NIM is a standard modular instrumentation system that is in wide use throughout the world. As the NIM system developed and accommodations were made to a dynamic instrumentation field and a rapidly advancing technology, additions, revisions and clarifications were made. These were incorporated into the standard in the form of addenda and errata. This standard is a revision of the NIM document, AEC Report TID-20893 (Rev. 4) dated July 1974. It includes all the addenda and errata items that were previously issued as well as numerous additional items to make the standard current with modern technology and manufacturing practice.

  8. Animation of MARDI Instrument

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    2008-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Click on image to view the animation This animation shows a zoom into the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The Phoenix team will soon attempt to use a microphone on the MARDI instrument to capture sounds of Mars. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  9. Standard NIM instrumentation system

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    NIM is a standard modular instrumentation system that is in wide use throughout the world. As the NIM system developed and accommodations were made to a dynamic instrumentation field and a rapidly advancing technology, additions, revisions and clarifications were made. These were incorporated into the standard in the form of addenda and errata. This standard is a revision of the NIM document, AEC Report TID-20893 (Rev. 4) dated July 1974. It includes all the addenda and errata items that were previously issued as well as numerous additional items to make the standard current with modern technology and manufacturing practice

  10. Otimização de métodos de controle de qualidade de fármacos usando algoritmo genético e busca tabu

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    Konzen Pedro Henrique de Almeida

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho novas metodologias de análise para a quantificação de princípios ativos em fármacos são estudadas, empregando técnicas de otimização meta-heurísticas em modelos de regressão multivariada e dados de espectroscopia por reflexão difusa no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (DRIFTS. Inicialmente foram preparadas amostras do princípio ativo hidroclorotiazida, a partir de um planejamento experimental. Os espectros foram coletados empregando um espectrofotômetro, sendo aplicada a correção multiplicativa de sinal (MSC. Foram construídos modelos de calibração por mínimos quadrados parciais (PLS, sendo implementados métodos de otimização dos Algoritmos Genético (AG e Busca Tabu (BT, objetivando minimizar o erro das amostras de validação (SEV. Os melhores modelos foram selecionados com base no coeficiente de regressão (R² e comparados. Ambas as técnicas de otimização resultaram em modelos de calibração com excelente capacidade de quantificação do princípio ativo, sendo adequadas para a utilização no controle de qualidade do processo produtivo.

  11. Modernidade e pós-modernidade: em busca do sentido na vida atual (Modernity and post-modernity; in search of the meaning of the current life

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    Marco Aurélio Nogueira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente texto pretende refletir sobre um conjunto de temas que integram a agenda contemporânea. Toma como ponto de partida a contraposição entre modernidade e pós-modernidade para dialogar a “nova sociologia” que se encontra em constituição, dedicada a interpretar o mundo e o modo de vida derivados da revolução digital e da globalização capitalista intensificada. Mediante a aceitação de algumas das metáforas e dos conceitos postos em circulação por essa sociologia, busca-se argumentar que o mundo que temos diante dos olhos sugere bem mais a imagem de uma modernidade radicalizada, na qual se chocam e se combinam dinâmicas do passado com dinâmicas que estão apenas se anunciando, formando um conjunto compósito, plural, desigual, surpreendente e veloz.

  12. Alcoolismo feminino: início do beber alcoólico e busca por tratamento = Alcoholism in women: the beginning of drinking and the search for treatment

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    Assis, Dilma Franco Fátima de

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conhecer o perfil, as circunstâncias do início do uso do álcool pela mulher alcoolista e as condições reguladoras da busca pelo tratamento. Métodos: Pesquisa com 15 mulheres de um Ambulatório de Saúde Mental, utilizando formulário estruturado e entrevista semiestruturada. Os dados foram analisados pela estatística descritiva e a análise das entrevistas baseada na técnica de análise de conteúdo. Resultados: Idades entre 40 a 49 anos; baixa escolaridade, solteiras, família variante e de baixa renda, não praticantes de atividade física e a maioria tabagistas (figuras de 1 a 5. Muitas iniciaram no uso de álcool na adolescência; outras, na vida adulta. Foram encaminhadas ao serviço ou procuraram espontaneamente por ele, com desejo de parar e/ou reduzir o uso e também por problemas associados. Conclusão: O uso nocivo de álcool demandará maiores reflexões diante dos múltiplos fatores que envolvem o fenômeno alcoolismo

  13. Incentivos governamentais para promoção da segurança e saúde no trabalho: em busca de alternativas e possibilidades Government incentives to promote improvement of occupational health and safety: searching for alternatives and possibilities

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    Rogério Galvão da Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A regulamentação e a fiscalização têm sido os principais instrumentos do Estado para promover a melhoria da segurança e da saúde no trabalho (SST. Neste estudo, argumenta-se que a combinação desses instrumentos com o uso de incentivos governamentais pode ser mais eficaz para promover essa melhoria. A questão que direcionou este estudo foi: "Quais incentivos governamentais, se implementados, seriam os mais promissores para influenciar a alta administração das organizações na melhoria da SST?". Metodologia:Na busca de respostas para essa questão foram entrevistados membros da alta administração de cinco companhias que operam 11 terminais marítimos para granéis líquidos no país. Utilizou-se um questionário contendo 43 questões que permitiu coletar informações sobre seis tipos de incentivos: flexibilização das alíquotas de contribuição do seguro acidente do trabalho (SAT, flexibilização da ocorrência das fiscalizações programadas dos ambientes e condições de trabalho, reconhecimento público em SST, publicidade negativa em SST, publicidade de dados comparativos do desempenho da SST entre organizações do mesmo segmento e estabelecimento de requisitos de SST nas licitações públicas. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: Os incentivos estudados têm potencial para exercer influência nas decisões dos entrevistados, com exceção do incentivo na forma de estabelecimento de requisitos de SST nas licitações públicas, pois essas companhias não possuem relações comerciais com o governo. Os incentivos na forma de flexibilização das alíquotas do SAT e na forma de flexibilização da ocorrência das fiscalizações programadas foram apontados como os mais promissores para promover a melhoria da SST.INTRODUCTION: Regulation and inspection have been the main government instruments to promote the improvement of occupational health and safety (OHS. In this study it is argued that the combination of these

  14. Economic Policy Instruments

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    Klemmensen, Børge

    2007-01-01

    Økonomiske instrumenter begrundes med behovet for politiske indgreb, der muliggør internaliseringen af omkostningerne ved de miljøpåvirkninger, produktion and levevis afstedkommer, således at hensyntagen til miljøet bliver en del af virksomheders og husholdningers omkostninger og dermed en tilsky...

  15. Instrument Measures Ocular Counterrolling

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    Levitan, Barry M.; Reschke, Millard F.; Spector, Lawrence N.

    1991-01-01

    Compact, battery-powered, noninvasive unit replaces several pieces of equipment and operator. Instrument that looks like pair of goggles with small extension box measures ocular counterrotation. Called "otolith tilt-translation reinterpretation" (OTTR) goggles, used in studies of space motion sickness. Also adapted to use on Earth and determine extent of impairment in patients who have impaired otolith functions.

  16. Instrument measures cloud cover

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    Laue, E. G.

    1981-01-01

    Eight solar sensing cells comprise inexpensive monitoring instrument. Four cells always track Sun while other four face sky and clouds. On overcast day, cloud-irradiance sensors generate as much short-circuit current as Sun sensor cells. As clouds disappear, output of cloud sensors decreases. Ratio of two sensor type outputs determines fractional cloud cover.

  17. Advanced instrumentation and teleoperation

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    Decreton, M

    1998-07-01

    SCK-CEN's advanced instrumentation and teleoperation project aims at evaluating the potential of a telerobotic approach in a nuclear environment and, in particular, the use of remote-perception systems. Main achievements in 1997 in the areas of R and D on radiation tolerance for remote sensing, optical fibres and optical-fibre sensors, and computer-aided teleoperation are reported.

  18. The tropospheric monitoring instrument

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    Voert, M.J. te; Brakel, R. van; Witvoet, G.

    2014-01-01

    Thermal and opto-mechanical design and analysis work has been done on the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), a spectrometer on the Copernicus Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite. To verify compliance with the stringent opto-mechanical stability requirements, detailed thermal and thermo-mechani

  19. Instrument for assaying radiation

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    Coleman, Jody Rustyn; Farfan, Eduardo B.

    2016-03-22

    An instrument for assaying radiation includes a flat panel detector having a first side opposed to a second side. A collimated aperture covers at least a portion of the first side of the flat panel detector. At least one of a display screen or a radiation shield may cover at least a portion of the second side of the flat panel detector.

  20. Creating a Super Instrument

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    Kallionpää, Maria; Gasselseder, Hans-Peter

    2015-01-01

    Thanks to the development of new technology, musical instruments are no more tied to their existing acoustic or technical limitations as almost all parameters can be augmented or modified in real time. An increasing number of composers, performers, and computer programmers have thus become...

  1. Experimenting with Woodwind Instruments

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    LoPresto, Michael C.

    2007-01-01

    Simple experiments involving musical instruments of the woodwind family can be used to demonstrate the basic physics of vibrating air columns in resonance tubes using nothing more than straightforward measurements and data collection hardware and software. More involved experimentation with the same equipment can provide insight into the effects…

  2. Multichannel instrumentation for biomagnetism

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    A review of recent developments of multichannel instrumentation for Biomagnetism is presented. The main factors affecting the design, with different source configuration, is examined. Problems related to the SQUID sensors, the detection coils and the cryogenic aspects are examined. The existing large array multichannel systems and of those one that will be ready in the near future are described. (orig.)

  3. Integrating Nephelometer Instrument Handbook

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    Uin, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-01

    The Integrating Nephelometer (Figure 1) is an instrument that measures aerosol light scattering. It measures aerosol optical scattering properties by detecting (with a wide angular integration – from 7 to 170°) the light scattered by the aerosol and subtracting the light scattered by the carrier gas, the instrument walls and the background noise in the detector (zeroing). Zeroing is typically performed for 5 minutes every day at midnight UTC. The scattered light is split into red (700 nm), green (550 nm), and blue (450 nm) wavelengths and captured by three photomultiplier tubes. The instrument can measure total scatter as well as backscatter only (from 90 to 170°) (Heintzenberg and Charlson 1996; Anderson et al. 1996; Anderson and Ogren 1998; TSI 3563 2015) At ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement), two identical Nephelometers are usually run in series with a sample relative humidity (RH) conditioner between them. This is possible because Nephelometer sampling is non-destructive and the sample can be passed on to another instrument. The sample RH conditioner scans through multiple RH values in cycles, treating the sample. This kind of setup allows to study how aerosol particles’ light scattering properties are affected by humidification (Anderson et al. 1996). For historical reasons, the two Nephelometers in this setup are labeled “wet” and “dry”, with the “dry” Nephelometer usually being the one before the conditioner and sampling ambient air (the names are switched for the MAOS measurement site due to the high RH of the ambient air).

  4. Neutron instrumentation for biology

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    Mason, S.A. [Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France)

    1994-12-31

    In the October 1994 round of proposals at the ILL, the external biology review sub- committee was asked to allocate neutron beam time to a wide range of experiments, on almost half the total number of scheduled neutron instruments: on 3 diffractometers, on 3 small angle scattering instruments, and on some 6 inelastic scattering spectrometers. In the 3.5 years since the temporary reactor shutdown, the ILL`s management structure has been optimized, budgets and staff have been trimmed, the ILL reactor has been re-built, and many of the instruments up-graded, many powerful (mainly Unix) workstations have been introduced, and the neighboring European Synchrotron Radiation Facility has established itself as the leading synchrotron radiation source and has started its official user program. The ILL reactor remains the world`s most intense dedicated neutron source. In this challenging context, it is of interest to review briefly the park of ILL instruments used to study the structure and energetics of small and large biological systems. A brief summary will be made of each class of experiments actually proposed in the latest ILL proposal round.

  5. Rain radar instrument definition

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    Vincent, Nicolas; Chenebault, J.; Suinot, Noel; Mancini, Paolo L.

    1996-12-01

    As a result of a pre-phase a study, founded by ESA, this paper presents the definition of a spaceborne Rain Radar, candidate instrument for earth explorer precipitation mission. Based upon the description of user requirements for such a dedicated mission, a mission analysis defines the most suitable space segment. At system level, a parametric analysis compares pros and cons of instrument concepts associated with rain rate retrieval algorithms in order to select the most performing one. Several trade-off analysis at subsystem level leads then to the definition of the proposed design. In particular, as pulse compression is implemented in order to increase the radar sensitivity, the selected method to achieve a pulse response with a side-lobe level below--60 dB is presented. Antenna is another critical rain radar subsystem and several designs are com pared: direct radiating array, single or dual reflector illuminated by single or dual feed arrays. At least, feasibility of centralized amplification using TWTA is compared with criticality of Tx/Rx modules for distributed amplification. Mass and power budgets of the designed instrument are summarized as well as standard deviations and bias of simulated rain rate retrieval profiles. The feasibility of a compliant rain radar instrument is therefore demonstrated.

  6. The Science of String Instruments

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    Rossing, Thomas D

    2010-01-01

    Many performing musicians, as well as instrument builders, are coming to realize the importance of understanding the science of musical instruments. This book explains how string instruments produce sound. It presents basic ideas in simple language, and it also translates some more sophisticated ideas in non-technical language. It should be of interest to performers, researchers, and instrument makers alike.

  7. Controlling telecom instruments using Matlab

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    Cao, Jin

    2013-01-01

    In the contemporary age, powerful measurement instruments are playing important roles in data measurement area. In the meantime, remote control instruments and process data have become a demand in the industry and education area. As remote control instrument could make instrument work under extreme environment that are not suitable for human beings, and developing of remote control software is inexpensive than hardware. In this thesis, my main focus are remote control of in-struments and acqu...

  8. Em busca do dossel sagrado

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    Rodrigo Portella

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar algumas teorias de base sociológica que possam explicar o surgimento, em nossa época, de movimentos eclesiais católicos de cunho tradicional, que resgatam estilos de vida religiosa identificados com o passado, ou melhor, com características de uma igreja anterior ao Concílio Vaticano II. A tese central, ainda que como conclusão provisória, é que, num mundo fragmentado e secularizado, pessoas, especialmente jovens, buscam orientação de vida e fé em formas religiosas identificadas com o passado, pois estas ofereceriam segurança e proteção diante de uma sociedade e igreja cada vez mais secularizadas e sem um dossel sagrado determiná-las. Assim, analisamos a tendência pósmoderna de se voltar a costumes, liturgias e doutrinas mais rígidas ou conservadoras, justa e paradoxalmente no intuito de resistir à pós-modernidade ou à racionalidade moderna. Nosso estudo tem como pano de fundo o movimento da Toca de Assis e, até certo ponto, as teorias sociológicas de Peter Berger. Assim, a metodologia deste estudo é a sociológica.Palavras-chave: Igreja Católica; Jovens; Movimentos eclesiais.ABSTRACTThis article aims to present some sociological theories that can explain the present emergence of Catholic ecclesiastical movements of a “traditional” nature, which rescue religious life styles identified with the past, that is, with the Church before Vatican Council II. The central thesis, though inconclusive, is that, in a fragmented and secularized world, people, especially the young, would search for life guidance and faith in religious forms identified with the past, as they would offer security and protection in a society and in a church rendered more and more secular, and deprived of a sacred canopy to define them. Thus, it analyzes the post-modern trend to return to more rigid or conservative habits, liturgies and doctrines, precisely – and paradoxically – as a form of resistance to post-modernity or modern rationality. The article is based on the movement of Toca de Assis (St. Francis of Assisi’s Burrow Fraternity and, up to certain point, on Peter Berger’s sociological theories. Thus, the study methodology is sociological.Key words: Catholic Church; The young; Ecclesiastical movements.

  9. EN BUSCA DEL DESARROLLO PERDIDO

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    Osvaldo Sunkel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del desarrollo dominó la política económica en América Latina y el mundo subdesarrollado entre 1950 y 1970. El Estado impulsó la industrialización, la modernización agraria y la ampliación de la infraestructura productiva y los sectores sociales. Fue un ciclo estadocéntrico, basado en el enfoque estructuralista, agotado en los años setenta. Después de la crisis de la deuda en lo-s ochenta, se reemplazó por el enfoque neoliberal del Consenso de Washington, orientado a la estabilidad financiera, el mercado y la apertura externa, lo que daría lugar al desarrollo. Es el actual ciclo mercadocéntrico. Pero los resultados han sido mediocres y decepcionantes. Vuelve el interés por el desarrollo como objetivo de la política económica, para lo cual se requiere un enfoque neoestructuralista y una perspectiva sociocéntrica, en que el Estado debe responder a la ciudadanía y guiar y regular estratégicamente el mercado.

  10. Instrumentation problems for physicians.

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    Turner, G O

    1980-01-01

    The physician has, for whatever reasons, diminished his or her level of involvement on the team dedicated to developing, refining, and evaluating medical technology. As a result, the challenge confronting the physician and the technology development team today is to orchestrate a team structure that will ensure the greatest input and commitment from physicians and other professionals during current and future technology development. The charges of cost escalation and dehumanization in our system of health care delivery will also be discussed, as will the lack of, or confusion about, access to data concerning cost of a given instrument, and fuzzy semantics and perspectives on technology and instrumentation. The author suggests answers to, or means to ameliorate, the problems.

  11. KEKB beam instrumentation systems

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    Arinaga, M.; Flanagan, J.; Hiramatsu, S.; Ieiri, T.; Ikeda, H.; Ishii, H.; Kikutani, E.; Mimashi, T.; Mitsuhashi, T.; Mizuno, H.; Mori, K.; Tejima, M.; Tobiyama, M.

    2003-02-01

    For the stable high-luminosity operation and luminosity increase, the electron and positron storage rings of the KEK B-Factory (KEKB) is equipped with various beam instrumentations, which have been working well since the start of the commissioning in December, 1998. Details and performance of the beam-position monitor system based on the spectrum analysis using DSPs, the turn-by-turn BPM with four-dimensional function available for measurements of the individual bunch position, phase and intensity, the parametric beam-DCCTs designed so as to avoid the magnetic-core-selection problems for the parametric flux modulation, the bunch-by-bunch feedback system indispensable to suppress the strong multibunch instabilities in KEKB, the various optical beam diagnostic systems, such as synchrotron radiation interferometers for precise beam-size measurement, the tune meters, the bunch length monitors and the beam-loss monitors are described. Delicate machine tuning of KEKB is strongly supported by these instrumentations.

  12. Social Responsibility Instruments

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    Katarzyna Mizera

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Responsible business notion is more and more present in Polish economy, however the results of the research carried out in Polish business still shows a low level of CRS idea knowledge, especially in small and medium companies. Although responsible business notion is generally known, its details, ways of preparing strategy, instruments and what is more its benefits are still narrowly spread. Many business people face the lack of knowledge and information, which on one hand make it easier to spread and deepen wrong stereotypes connected with this notion and on the other hand make business people unwilling to implement CRS in their companies. The subjects of this article are examples of instruments which are responsible for realization of social responsibility strategy.

  13. Data acquisition instruments: Psychopharmacology

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    Hartley, D.S. III

    1998-01-01

    This report contains the results of a Direct Assistance Project performed by Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., for Dr. K. O. Jobson. The purpose of the project was to perform preliminary analysis of the data acquisition instruments used in the field of psychiatry, with the goal of identifying commonalities of data and strategies for handling and using the data in the most advantageous fashion. Data acquisition instruments from 12 sources were provided by Dr. Jobson. Several commonalities were identified and a potentially useful data strategy is reported here. Analysis of the information collected for utility in performing diagnoses is recommended. In addition, further work is recommended to refine the commonalities into a directly useful computer systems structure.

  14. Instrumentation for Moessbauer spectroscopy

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    The indigenous efforts in instrumentation for Moessbauer spectroscopy are reviewed. After a brief recapitulation of early developments in this field, the current status is described. Instrumentation for Moessbauer spectroscopy involves various aspects such as, velocity transducer, preparation of the radioactive source in proper host matrix, gamma-ray detectors, electron detectors in the case of conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy, data acquisition system, temperature variation facility such as cryostats and furnaces, externally applied magnetic field, etc. While the review attempts to cover most of these aspects, the constituents of a basic modern Moessbauer spectrometer, viz. a constant accelerator Moessbauer drive, a top loading type liquid helium cryostat and an inexpensive microprocessor based data acquisition system are discussed in detail. Developments in personal computer based systems are also indicated. (author). 10 figs., 61 refs

  15. Solar radioastronomical instruments

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    Gonze, R.

    Instruments for detecting and recording the radio emissions of the sun are required to cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum, measure intensity and polarization, as well as the region of the emissions, and display high resolution in both space and time. Radioheliographic images of the sun are made from wavelengths outside of the visible, and yield images based on a grid of relative intensities of varying fineness of resolution. Radioelectric isophote contours can be generated using radiotelescopes at specific receptive frequencies, and interferometric techniques permit the employment of multiple paraboloidal receivers to construct a synthetic image of greater resolution than possible with a single antenna. Dynamic radiospectrography is used to examine transitory solar radio emissions where fine structures are produced in frequency bands covering at least an octave. Multichannel radiospectrographic equipment with many receptors tuned to discrete frequencies and regularly adjusted permits coverage of broad frequency bands, with digital control to augment the dynamics of the instruments.

  16. Posterior instrumentation and fusion

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    2012-01-01

    The purpose of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which characteristically includes thoracic hypokyphosis and all three columns of the spine, is the achievement of a balanced spine while preserving as many motion segments as possible and avoiding neurologic damage. Many approaches have been defined in the treatment of this common disease. Posterior-only surgery, instrumentation and fusion have become the preferred technique in many centers throughout the world due to simplicity of a...

  17. Social Responsibility Instruments

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    Katarzyna Mizera

    2008-01-01

    Responsible business notion is more and more present in Polish economy, however the results of the research carried out in Polish business still shows a low level of CRS idea knowledge, especially in small and medium companies. Although responsible business notion is generally known, its details, ways of preparing strategy, instruments and what is more its benefits are still narrowly spread. Many business people face the lack of knowledge and information, which on one hand make it easier to s...

  18. Radon-Instrumentation

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    The presentation of the active and passive methods for radon, their identification and measure, instrumentation and characteristics are the objectives of this work. Active detectors: Active Alpha Cam Continuous Air Monitor, Model 758 of Victoreen, Model CMR-510 Continuous Radon Monitor of the Signature Femto-Tech. Passive detectors: SSNTD track detectors in solids Measurement Using Charcoal Canisters, disk of activated coal deposited in a metallic box Electrets Methodology. (Author)

  19. Em busca do entendimento da formação dos hábitos e das rotinas da contabilidade gerencial: um estudo de caso.

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    Reinaldo Guerreiro

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Tendo-se em vista a tendência da estabilidade das rotinas da contabilidade gerencial e a dificuldade da introdução prática de novas abordagens conceituais, este estudo tem como objetivo identificar características fundamentais de hábitos e rotinas da contabilidade gerencial. A pesquisa buscou estudar os hábitos e rotinas existentes, bem como novos hábitos e rotinas surgidos a partir da instalação de um processo de mudança nos sistemas de custos e preços de uma empresa comercial familiar de porte médio. Considerando a necessidade de entendimento da situação da empresa antes do processo de mudanças, durante o processo e após a implantação, optou-se pela metodologia de pesquisa–ação. A busca por respostas às questões levantadas durante as observações deu-se com base no arcabouço das teorias institucional e da contingência. Em relação aos resultados do caso estudado, destacam-se: 1. a análise dos impactos de contingências ambientais, tornando ineficazes os hábitos e rotinas de contabilidade gerencial existentes; 2. a dificuldade de mudança nos velhos hábitos e rotinas institucionalizados, empregados de forma inconsciente; 3. o emprego de diferentes estratégias para a institucionalização dos novos conceitos gerenciais.

  20. An ice lithography instrument

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    Han, Anpan; Chervinsky, John; Branton, Daniel; Golovchenko, J. A.

    2011-06-01

    We describe the design of an instrument that can fully implement a new nanopatterning method called ice lithography, where ice is used as the resist. Water vapor is introduced into a scanning electron microscope (SEM) vacuum chamber above a sample cooled down to 110 K. The vapor condenses, covering the sample with an amorphous layer of ice. To form a lift-off mask, ice is removed by the SEM electron beam (e-beam) guided by an e-beam lithography system. Without breaking vacuum, the sample with the ice mask is then transferred into a metal deposition chamber where metals are deposited by sputtering. The cold sample is then unloaded from the vacuum system and immersed in isopropanol at room temperature. As the ice melts, metal deposited on the ice disperses while the metals deposited on the sample where the ice had been removed by the e-beam remains. The instrument combines a high beam-current thermal field emission SEM fitted with an e-beam lithography system, cryogenic systems, and a high vacuum metal deposition system in a design that optimizes ice lithography for high throughput nanodevice fabrication. The nanoscale capability of the instrument is demonstrated with the fabrication of nanoscale metal lines.

  1. FHR Process Instruments

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    Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Fluoride salt-cooled High temperature Reactors (FHRs) are entering into early phase engineering development. Initial candidate technologies have been identified to measure all of the required process variables. The purpose of this paper is to describe the proposed measurement techniques in sufficient detail to enable assessment of the proposed instrumentation suite and to support development of the component technologies. This paper builds upon the instrumentation chapter of the recently published FHR technology development roadmap. Locating instruments outside of the intense core radiation and high-temperature fluoride salt environment significantly decreases their environmental tolerance requirements. Under operating conditions, FHR primary coolant salt is a transparent, low-vapor-pressure liquid. Consequently, FHRs can employ standoff optical measurements from above the salt pool to assess in-vessel conditions. For example, the core outlet temperature can be measured by observing the fuel s blackbody emission. Similarly, the intensity of the core s Cerenkov glow indicates the fission power level. Short-lived activation of the primary coolant provides another means for standoff measurements of process variables. The primary coolant flow and neutron flux can be measured using gamma spectroscopy along the primary coolant piping. FHR operation entails a number of process measurements. Reactor thermal power and core reactivity are the most significant variables for process control. Thermal power can be determined by measuring the primary coolant mass flow rate and temperature rise across the core. The leading candidate technologies for primary coolant temperature measurement are Au-Pt thermocouples and Johnson noise thermometry. Clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement, that includes high-temperature tolerant standoffs, is a potential coolant flow measurement technique. Also, the salt redox condition will be monitored as an indicator of its corrosiveness. Both

  2. A loucura na fronteira entre a medicina e o direito: a elite médica em busca da legitimação socioprofissional nas páginas do Annaes Brasilienses de Medicina (1860-1880

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    Monique de Siqueira Gonçalves

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina o papel estratégico desempenhado pelo Annaes Brasilienses de Medicina - órgão oficial da Academia Imperial de Medicina -, na busca da elite médica pela legitimação socioprofissional no campo da medicina mental, visando a expansão de suas prerrogativas no âmbito das relações entre loucura, responsabilidade penal, direitos civis e medicina legal de 1860 a 1880.

  3. Instrumentation for environmental monitoring: biomedical

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    An update is presented to Volume four of the six-volume series devoted to a survey of instruments useful for measurements in biomedicine related to environmental research and monitoring. Results of the survey are given as descriptions of the physical and operating characteristics of available instruments, critical comparisons among instrumentation methods, and recommendations of promising methodology and development of new instrumentation. Methods of detection and analysis of gaseous organic pollutants and metals, including Ni and As are presented. Instrument techniques and notes are included on atomic spectrometry and uv and visible absorption instrumentation

  4. Tool – Material, Metaphor – Metonymy, Instrument(ness)

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Breinbjerg, Morten; Pold, Søren

    2008-01-01

    This paper, presents in an abbreviated form the argument presented in an earlier paper[1], and tries to relate it to the theme, "retro in the interface". We introduce the concept instrumentness as a quality of human-computer interfaces. Instrumentness points to the way musical instruments are con...

  5. Instrument Synthesis and Analysis Laboratory

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    Wood, H. John

    2004-01-01

    The topics addressed in this viewgraph presentation include information on 1) Historic instruments at Goddard; 2) Integrated Design Capability at Goddard; 3) The Instrument Synthesis and Analysis Laboratory (ISAL).

  6. Calibration of "Babyline" RP instruments

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      If you have old RP instrumentation of the “Babyline” type, as shown in the photo, please contact the Radiation Protection Group (Joffrey Germa, 73171) to have the instrument checked and calibrated. Thank you. Radiation Protection Group

  7. Beam Instrument Development System

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    2016-01-08

    Beam Instrumentation Development System (BIDS) is a collection of common support libraries and modules developed during a series of Low-Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) control and timing/synchronization projects. BIDS includes a collection of Hardware Description Language (HDL) libraries and software libraries. The BIDS can be used for the development of any FPGA-based system, such as LLRF controllers. HDL code in this library is generic and supports common Digital Signal Processing (DSP) functions, FPGA-specific drivers (high-speed serial link wrappers, clock generation, etc.), ADC/DAC drivers, Ethernet MAC implementation, etc.

  8. Payment Instrument Characteristics

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    Holst, Jacques; Kjeldsen, Martin; Hedman, Jonas;

    2015-01-01

    Over the last decade, we have witnessed payment innovations that fundamentally have changed the ways we pay. Payment innovations, such as mobile payments and on-line banking, include characteristics or features that are essential to understand if we want to know how and why payers choose among...... payment innovations. Using the Repertory Grid technique to explore 15 payers’ perception of six payment instruments, including coins, banknotes, debit cards, credit cards, mobile payments, and on-line banking, we identify 16 payment characteristics. The characteristics aggregate seventy-six unique...

  9. Keyboard Emulation For Computerized Instrumentation

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    Wiegand, P. M.; Crouch, S. R.

    1989-01-01

    Keyboard emulator has interface at same level as manual keyboard entry. Since communication and control take place at high intelligence level in instrument, all instrument circuitry fully utilized. Little knowledge of instrument circuitry necessary, since only task interface performs is key closure. All existing logic and error checking still performed by instrument, minimizing workload of laboratory microcomputer. Timing constraints for interface operation minimal at keyboard entry level.

  10. Incore instrument device

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    An incore instrument device has an integrally disposed touch panel having a function of displaying an operation indication method such as for setting of conditions for incore measurement and information processing and results of the incore measurement and a function capable of conducting operation indication such as for setting conditions and information processing for incore measurement relative to a control section upon touching an information position on a displayed information. In addition, an information processing section comprising a man-machine function program formed so as to recognize the content of the operation indication for the incore measurement by touching and let the control section to conduct it is disposed to the outside by way of a communication interface. In addition, a programming device is disposed for forming and rewriting the program of the man-machine function relative to the information processing section. Then, when various indication operations are conducted upon performing incore measurement, a view point can be concentrated to one predetermined point thereby enabling to improve the operationability without danger. In addition, the programming of the man-machine function does not apply unnecessary load to the control section in the incore instrumentation device. (N.H.)

  11. Balances instruments, manufacturers, history

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    Robens, Erich; Kiefer, Susanne

    2014-01-01

    The book deals mainly with direct mass determination by means of a conventional balances. It covers the history of the balance from the beginnings in Egypt earlier than 3000 BC to recent developments. All balance types are described with emphasis on scientific balances. Methods of indirect mass determination, which are applied to very light objects like molecules and the basic particles of matter and celestial bodies, are included.  As additional guidance, today’s manufacturers are listed and the profile of important companies is reviewed. Several hundred photographs, reproductions and drawings show instruments and their uses. This book includes commercial weighing instruments for merchandise and raw materials in workshops as well as symbolic weighing in the ancient Egyptian’s ceremony of ‘Weighing of the Heart’, the Greek fate balance, the Roman  Justitia, Juno Moneta and Middle Ages scenes of the Last Judgement with Jesus or St. Michael and of modern balances. The photographs are selected from the...

  12. Radiation instrumentation: radiological chemistry

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    Program efforts were concentrated in the following areas: development of low-level radiochemical laboratory techniques, in situ monitoring techniques, and activation analysis technology. Four different techniques were evaluated for borehole analysis of uranium and thorium ores. These involved the detection of fission product photons after 252Cf activation, the detection of low-energy gamma rays, the direct measurement of the 1001 keV photon from /sup 242m/Pa, a 238U daughter, and isotopic excitation x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and detection of uranium daughter photons allowed 0.01% uranium to be detected. X-ray spectrometry of rare earth elements following activation analysis also allowed better elemental detection sensitivities to be obtained than did the detection of high-energy photons identified with a Ge(Li) detector in typical instrumental neutron activation analysis. An activation analysis facility is under development utilizing 252Cf in a 235U-fueled subcritical assembly. This assembly will be used to develop cyclic activation analysis techniques for some 65 elements in environmental matrices with sensitivities varying from parts per million to parts per billion. A study was initiated to identify instrumentation required for the measurement of transuranium elements associated with power reactor fuels. Transuranium isotopes, 237Pu, 238Pu, 239Pu, 241Am, 243Am, and 244Cm can be identified through low energy photons or x-rays emitted following alpha emission with planar intrinsic Ge detectors

  13. An Instrumental Innovation

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    1978-01-01

    Think of guitars and you think of rock and country music, or the vigorous rhythms of the gypsy flamenco, or perhaps the classical strumming of a Segovia. About the last thing you would associate with guitars is aerospace technology. Yet there is a connection. A whole family of quality guitars is an outgrowth of helicopter rotor research conducted for the military services and NASA by an aerospace contractor. These musical spinoffs, commercially available and rapidly gaining in popularity, are the Ovation guitar line, manufactured by Ovation Instruments, Inc., Bloomfield, Connecticut. Ovation Instruments is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, a diversified company originally formed to develop and build helicopters. A helicopter's rotor system, with thousands of moving parts, is highly susceptible to vibration. For rotor efficiency, vibration must be "dampened," or reduced. Like other helicopter builders, Kaman Corporation spent years of research toward that end. The technology thus developed, together with the availability of staff experts in vibration engineering, sparked an idea in the mind of the company's president and founder, Charles H. Karnan. A guitarist of professional caliber, Kaman reasoned that vibration-dampening technology could be turned around to enhance vibration and thereby produce a guitar with superior sound.

  14. The QUIET Instrument

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    Bischoff, C.; et al.

    2012-07-01

    The Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) is designed to measure polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background, targeting the imprint of inflationary gravitational waves at large angular scales ({approx}1{sup o}). Between 2008 October and 2010 December, two independent receiver arrays were deployed sequentially on a 1.4m side-fed Dragonian telescope. The polarimeters which form the focal planes use a highly compact design based on High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) that provides simultaneous measurements of the Stokes parameters Q, U, and I in a single module. The 17-element Q-band polarimeter array, with a central frequency of 43.1 GHz, has the best sensitivity (69 {mu}Ks{sup 1/2}) and the lowest instrumental systematic errors ever achieved in this band, contributing to the tensor-to-scalar ratio at r < 0:1. The 84-element W-band polarimeter array has a sensitivity of 87 {mu}Ks{sup 1/2} at a central frequency of 94.5 GHz. It has the lowest systematic errors to date, contributing at r < 0:01. The two arrays together cover multipoles in the range {ell} {approx} 25 -- 975. These are the largest HEMT-based arrays deployed to date. This article describes the design, calibration, performance of, and sources of systematic error for the instrument.

  15. Pedalando em busca de alternativas saudáveis e sustentáveis Cycling to achieve healthy and sustainable alternatives

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    Mauren Lopes de Carvalho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A busca por cidades e cidadãos mais saudáveis vem contribuindo para o fortalecimento de políticas públicas de valorização da bicicleta como meio de transporte em diferentes países, oferecendo benefícios para a promoção da saúde, mas também podendo ampliar o risco de acidentes. Esta revisão tem como objetivo analisar a produção científica que trata da relação entre o ciclismo como meio de transporte e a saúde pública. As bases de dados utilizadas foram PubMed, Lilacs e SciELO, com 66 artigos completos selecionados. Os resultados demonstram que é recente a preocupação com este tema, especialmente nos países em desenvolvimento. Os principais temas abordados pelos pesquisadores foram: segurança no trânsito, políticas públicas e os efeitos do ciclismo na saúde. Conclui-se que o padrão de utilização da bicicleta como meio de transporte ocorre de forma bastante heterogênea, mas com potenciais maiores impactos nos países em desenvolvimento, aonde torna-se urgente a inclusão deste tema nas agendas de pesquisas sobre a relação entre promoção do transporte ativo, saúde e segurança no trânsito.The quest for healthier cities and citizens has contributed to the strengthening of public policies championing the bicycle as a means of transportation and offering benefits to individual wellbeing in various countries, however there is also an increased risk of accidents. The scope of this review is to analyze scientific output dealing with the relationship between cycling as a means of transportation and public health. PubMed, LILACS and SciELO were the chosen databases used in the research and 66 complete articles were selected. The results show that concern about this theme is recent, especially in developing countries. The most recurrent topics raised by the researchers were: traffic safety, public policies and the effects of cycling on health. We concluded that the decision to use the bicycle as a means of

  16. Mística e Teologia: do desencontro moderno à busca de um reencontro contemporâneo (Mystique and Theology: from the modern mismatch to the pursuit of a contemporary reunion DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n27p854

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    Ceci Maria Costa Baptista Mariani

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A condição cultural contemporânea desafia a vivência religiosa. Vivemos um momento de nova demanda: busca-se hoje, uma relação com o dogma e uma vivência religiosa mais livres. Corre-se o risco, todavia, que esse desejo, que é de fato um dos grandes valores de nossa cultura, acabe se satisfazendo com propostas espirituais superficiais. A partir dessa preocupação, e entendendo que a mística, enquanto processo vivido pelo sujeito rumo ao encontro com o Mistério Santo, tem contribuições importantes para essa problemática, procuraremos empreender uma reflexão sobre a relação entre mística e teologia, o desencontro moderno e os sinais de reencontro que já se pode visualizar na atualidade. Refletiremos sobre a marginalização e mística, ocorrida na modernidade, as suspeitas que pairaram sobre os místicos, a divisão entre espiritualidade e teologia que adveio do triunfo do racionalismo e finalmente sobre o novo interesse pela mística que vai se esboçando na teologia contemporânea a partir da afirmação de uma nova concepção de revelação no contexto de renovação conciliar. Palavras-chaves: Mística. Espiritualidade. Teologia.   Abstract Our contemporary cultural condition challenges our religion experience. As a result, we live in a moment of a new spiritual demand: people are seeking a relationship with the dogma and at the same time a less strict religious experience. However, we are taking a risk with this new spiritual desire, which is in fact one of the strongest values in our culture; this might lead to religious satisfaction via superficial spiritual propositions. This concern, along with the mysticism involved in the process of one’s path towards the acceptance of the holy mysticism, has indeed contributed to this issue. We shall reflect upon the relationship between mysticism and theology and its modern mismatch, as well as on the signs of reunion that we can already visualize nowadays. We shall reflect

  17. Instrument access device used for laparoscopic surgery and surgical procedures, has instrument receiver that receives instrument, and connector extends between proximal element and instrument receiver

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    Bonadio, Frank; Vaugh, Trevor; McManus, Ronan; MacNally, Shane

    2011-01-01

    The instrument access device has a proximal element (25) for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. An instrument receiver (2) receives an instrument. A connector (20) extends between the proximal element and the first instrument receiver. An instrument receiver (3) receives an instrument, and a connector (21) extends between the proximal element and the instrument receiver.

  18. Reconfigurable laser ranging instrument

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    Schneiter, John

    1994-03-01

    This paper describes the design and operation of a fast, flexible, non-contact, eye-safe laser ranging instrument useful in a variety of industrial metrology situations, such as in-process machining control and part inspection. The system has variable computer-controlled standoff and depth of field, and can obtain 3-D images of surfaces within a range of from 1.5 ft to almost 10 ft from the final optical element. The minimum depth of field is about 3.5 in. at 1.5 ft and about 26 in. at the far range. The largest depth of field for which useful data are available is about 41 in. Resolution, with appropriate averaging, is about one part in 4000 of the depth of field, which implies a best case resolution for this prototype of 0.00075 in. System flexibility is achieved by computer controlled relative positioning of optical components.

  19. The MICE PID Instrumentation

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    Bonesini, M

    2008-01-01

    The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will carry out a systematic investigation of ionization cooling of a muon beam. As the emittance measurement will be done on a particle-by-particle basis, sophisticated beam instrumentation is needed to measure particle coordinates and timing vs RF. A PID system based on three time-of-flight stations, two Aerogel Cerenkov detectors and a KLOE-like calorimeter has been constructed in order to keep beam contamination ($e, \\pi$) well below 1%. The MICE time-of-flight system will measure timing with a resolution better than 70 ps per plane, in a harsh environment due to high particle rates, fringe magnetic fields and electron backgrounds from RF dark current.

  20. Pesticide reducing instruments

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    Jacobsen, Lars-Bo; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård; Andersen, Martin;

    2005-01-01

    the cost and to calculate general economic and sectoral consequences. This CGE model is linked to an agricultural sector model calculating the optimal use of land, and the agricultural sector model is then linked to a biological agent based simulation model (ABM) calculating changes in the population......-mentioned models and tools. All three scenarios are constructed such that they result in the same welfare implication (measured by national consumption in the CGE model). The scenarios are: 1) pesticide taxes resulting in a 25 percent overall reduction; 2) use of unsprayed field margins, resulting in the same...... for improving bio-diversity and securing drinking water. That is, combining economic modeling with physical biological modeling and geological evaluation allows us to select unsprayed field margins as the most effective instrument. Sensitivity analysis conducted on bio-diversity suggest that this result...

  1. Instrumentation Working Group Summary

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    Zaller, Michelle; Miake-Lye, Richard

    1999-01-01

    The Instrumentation Working Group compiled a summary of measurement techniques applicable to gas turbine engine aerosol precursors and particulates. An assessment was made of the limits, accuracy, applicability, and technology readiness of the various techniques. Despite advances made in emissions characterization of aircraft engines, uncertainties still exist in the mechanisms by which aerosols and particulates are produced in the near-field engine exhaust. To adequately assess current understanding of the formation of sulfuric acid aerosols in the exhaust plumes of gas turbine engines, measurements are required to determine the degree and importance of sulfur oxidation in the turbine and at the engine exit. Ideally, concentrations of all sulfur species would be acquired, with emphasis on SO2 and SO3. Numerous options exist for extractive and non-extractive measurement of SO2 at the engine exit, most of which are well developed. SO2 measurements should be performed first to place an upper bound on the percentage of SO2 oxidation. If extractive and non-extractive techniques indicate that a large amount of the fuel sulfur is not detected as SO2, then efforts are needed to improve techniques for SO3 measurements. Additional work will be required to account for the fuel sulfur in the engine exhaust. Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry (CI-MS) measurements need to be pursued, although a careful assessment needs to be made of the sampling line impact on the extracted sample composition. Efforts should also be placed on implementing non-intrusive techniques and extending their capabilities by maximizing exhaust coverage for line-of-sight measurements, as well as development of 2-D techniques, where feasible. Recommendations were made to continue engine exit and combustor measurements of particulates. Particulate measurements should include particle size distribution, mass fraction, hydration properties, and volatile fraction. However, methods to ensure that unaltered

  2. Instrumented Pipeline Initiative

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    Thomas Piro; Michael Ream

    2010-07-31

    This report summarizes technical progress achieved during the cooperative agreement between Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and U.S. Department of Energy to address the need for a for low-cost monitoring and inspection sensor system as identified in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Gas Infrastructure Research & Development (R&D) Delivery Reliability Program Roadmap.. The Instrumented Pipeline Initiative (IPI) achieved the objective by researching technologies for the monitoring of pipeline delivery integrity, through a ubiquitous network of sensors and controllers to detect and diagnose incipient defects, leaks, and failures. This report is organized by tasks as detailed in the Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO). The sections all state the objective and approach before detailing results of work.

  3. Portable musical instrument amplifier

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    Christian, David E. (Danbury, CT)

    1990-07-24

    The present invention relates to a musical instrument amplifier which is particularly useful for electric guitars. The amplifier has a rigid body for housing both the electronic system for amplifying and processing signals from the guitar and the system's power supply. An input plug connected to and projecting from the body is electrically coupled to the signal amplifying and processing system. When the plug is inserted into an output jack for an electric guitar, the body is rigidly carried by the guitar, and the guitar is operatively connected to the electrical amplifying and signal processing system without use of a loose interconnection cable. The amplifier is provided with an output jack, into which headphones are plugged to receive amplified signals from the guitar. By eliminating the conventional interconnection cable, the amplifier of the present invention can be used by musicians with increased flexibility and greater freedom of movement.

  4. Aprendizaje instrumental en anfibios

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    Rubén N. Muzio

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta una revisión de los estudios realizados acerca de los mecanismos de aprendizaje en anfibios. Se conoce muy poco acerca de los procesos de aprendizaje en anfibios, y aún menos respecto de las relaciones cerebro-aprendizaje. Recientemente hemos comenzado el estudio sistemático del aprendizaje instrumental en el sapo Bufo arenarum dentro de un marco comparativo. Se observaron diversos fenómenos de aprendizaje comunes a una amplia variedad de vertebrados, tales como la adquisición bajo condiciones de entrenamiento masivo y espaciado, la extinción, la recuperación espontánea, el efecto subsiguiente al refuerzo, y el efecto en al adquisición de la magnitud del reforzamiento. Además, comenzamos el análisis de los efectos sobre el aprendizaje de las lesiones del pallium medial (estructura postulada como homóloga al hipocampo de los mamíferos. La lesión del paIlium medial no tuvo efectos sobre el desempeño ni sobre la tasa de captación de agua durante la adquisición. Pero retardó significativamente la extinción de la respuesta instrumental en un corredor recto. Estos datos sugieren que el palli um medial de los sapos juega un papel en la inhibición de respuestas previamente aprendidas. Los resultados de nuestros estudios en el sapo Bufo arenarum aportan datos origi na1es a la limitada información disponible sobre aprendizaje en anfibios.

  5. Da Inquietante Estranheza ao Estranhamento enquanto Método

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    Marta Regina de Leão D\\u2019Agord

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La psicopatologia fundamental hace la pregunta acerca del sujeto que sufre y no acerca de los cambios funcionales observables, como los que afectan a la función de la percepción sensorial. En este enfoque, la escucha clínica se inclinará a la forma como el sujeto cuenta y elabora su experiencia, de manera que una repentina sensación de extrañamiento o desrealización puede dar hogar a un enriquecimiento subjetivo. Este artículo se compara dos situaciones de perplejidad. La primera serie de escenas se refiere a Un trastorno de la memoria en la Acrópolis (Freud, 1936/1990, en lo cual un hombre transforma la perplejidad en un saber acerca de él. La segunda situación se refiere a las escenas del personaje Stephen Dedalus en Retrato del artista adolescente (Joyce, 1917/2006 que, en un episodio, vive sus propios sentimientos acerca de sí mismo y de otros como extraños para, en otro momento, tomar el extrañamiento como un método para trabajar el lenguaje. ¿Podemos extrañar la propia lengua, en el sentido de sentir a nosotros o a la lengua misma como extraña? En este caso, la extrañeza se convierte en un método de creación poética: se puede jugar con el lenguaje a través del desmontaje y montaje de las palabras para descubrir nuevos extrañamientos. El análisis de estas dos situaciones nos lleva a la distinción entre la ficción del caso creada por el psicoanalista y la ficción del personaje creado por el autor.

  6. A cor enquanto elemento do projecto no design de produto

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    Teixeira, Ana Rita Vieira Matias da Trindade 1992-

    2015-01-01

    Colour is an essential element of human life: it is the key to understanding the world. It is present in consumers’ daily life, in clothes they wear, in the products they use every single day, in their homes, in nature, so therefore revealing itself as one of the most important factors of the visual dimension, which interferes with the surroundings, from food, to health, as well as to mood and disposition and well-being. Just as colour, products are also present in the life of every...

  7. Da integridade enquanto conceito ético : uma perspetiva ambiental

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    Costa Carvalho, Magda

    2014-01-01

    I Encontro de Bioética da ULisboa, 11 de Dezembro de 2014. Centro de Bioética, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa. Auditório da Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências. Não temos aqui como objetivo pronunciarmo-nos sobre um modelo ético único, que eventualmente pudesse ser considerado como o mais adequado na fundamentação e normatização axiológica da relação do ser humano com o ambiente. Antes, pretendemos lançar alguma luz sobre um conceito que nos parece essencial e que poderá ben...

  8. Instrumental variables estimation using heteroskedasticity-based instruments

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    Christopher F. Baum; Arthur Lewbel; Schaffer, Mark E.; Oleksander Talavera

    2013-01-01

    In a 2012 article in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Arthur Lewbel presented the theory of allowing the identification and estimation of "mismeasured and endogenous regressor models" by exploiting heteroskedasticity. These models include linear regression models customarily estimated with instrumental variables (IV) or IV-GMM techniques. Lewbel's method, under suitable conditions, can provide instruments where no conventional instruments are available or augment standard inst...

  9. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a new instrument

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    Wassef, Wahid; Bova, Carol; Barton, Bruce; Hartigan, Celia

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: The goal of this project was to develop the first disease-specific instrument for the evaluation of quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. Methods: Focus groups and interview sessions were conducted, with chronic pancreatitis patients, to identify items felt to impact quality of life which were subsequently formatted into a paper-and-pencil instrument. This instrument was used to conduct an online survey by an expert panel of pancreatologists to evaluate its content validity. Fi...

  10. Virtual instrument simulator for CERES

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    Chapman, John J.

    1997-12-01

    A benchtop virtual instrument simulator for CERES (clouds and the Earth's radiant energy system) has been built at NASA, Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The CERES instruments will fly on several earth orbiting platforms notably NASDA's tropical rainfall measurement mission (TRMM) and NASA's Earth observing system (EOS) satellites. CERES measures top of the atmosphere radiative fluxes using microprocessor controlled scanning radiometers. The CERES virtual instrument simulator consists of electronic circuitry identical to the flight unit's twin microprocessors and telemetry interface to the supporting spacecraft electronics and two personal computers (PC) connected to the I/O ports that control azimuth and elevation gimbals. Software consists of the unmodified TRW developed flight code and ground support software which serves as the instrument monitor and NASA/TRW developed engineering models of the scanners. The CERES instrument simulator will serve as a testbed for testing of custom instrument commands intended to solve in-flight anomalies of the instruments which could arise during the CERES mission. One of the supporting computers supports the telemetry display which monitors the simulator microprocessors during the development and testing of custom instrument commands. The CERES engineering development software models have been modified to provide a virtual instrument running on a second supporting computer linked in real time to the instrument flight microprocessor control ports. The CERES instrument simulator will be used to verify memory uploads by the CERES flight operations TEAM at NASA. Plots of the virtual scanner models match the actual instrument scan plots. A high speed logic analyzer has been used to track the performance of the flight microprocessor. The concept of using an identical but non-flight qualified microprocessor and electronics ensemble linked to a virtual instrument with identical system software affords a relatively

  11. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a new instrument

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    Wahid Wassef

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The goal of this project was to develop the first disease-specific instrument for the evaluation of quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. Methods: Focus groups and interview sessions were conducted, with chronic pancreatitis patients, to identify items felt to impact quality of life which were subsequently formatted into a paper-and-pencil instrument. This instrument was used to conduct an online survey by an expert panel of pancreatologists to evaluate its content validity. Finally, the modified instrument was presented to patients during precognitive testing interviews to evaluate its clarity and appropriateness. Results: In total, 10 patients were enrolled in the focus groups and interview sessions where they identified 50 items. Once redundant items were removed, the 40 remaining items were made into a paper-and-pencil instrument referred to as the Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument. Through the processes of content validation and precognitive testing, the number of items in the instrument was reduced to 24. Conclusions: This marks the development of the first disease-specific instrument to evaluate quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. It includes unique features not found in generic instruments (economic factors, stigma, and spiritual factors. Although this marks a giant step forward, psychometric evaluation is still needed prior to its clinical use.

  12. Industrial instrumentation principles and design

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    Padmanabhan, Tattamangalam R

    2000-01-01

    Pneumatic, hydraulic and allied instrumentation schemes have given way to electronic schemes in recent years thanks to the rapid strides in electronics and allied areas. Principles, design and applications of such state-of-the-art instrumentation schemes form the subject matter of this book. Through representative examples, the basic building blocks of instrumentation schemes are identified and each of these building blocks discussed in terms of its design and interface characteristics. The common generic schemes synthesized with such building blocks are dealt with subsequently. This forms the scope of Part I. The focus in Part II is on application. Displacement and allied instrumentation, force and allied instrumentation and process instrumentation in terms of temperature, flow, pressure level and other common process variables are dealt with separately and exhaustively. Despite the diversity in the sensor principles and characteristics and the variety in the applications and their environments, it is possib...

  13. Tratamento de um problema de escalonamento considerando datas de entrega, turnos de produção e trocas de ferramentas via Busca Tabu Scheduling problem treatment considering due dates, production turns and toll switching constraints using Tabu Search

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    Antonio Gabriel Rodrigues

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é abordado o Problema de Escalonamento em um Job Shop aplicado a um Sistema de Manufatura Flexível (SMF, sendo consideradas restrições de datas de entrega, turnos de produção e trocas de ferramentas. O SMF considerado é composto de uma máquina versátil, um sistema de transporte e manuseio de materiais e um sistema computacional. O problema é representado por uma função objetivo f, na qual é possível definir três políticas de minimização: (i tempo de atraso, (ii tempo de parada para a troca de ferramentas e (iii tempo de trocas de ferramentas. A aplicação das políticas é feita pela definição de pesos às variáveis de decisão de f. A busca pelo escalonamento que minimiza f é feita utilizando a técnica de Busca Tabu (BT. Foram realizados experimentos onde é observado o impacto de cinco regras de geração de soluções iniciais no desempenho da Busca Tabu. Também foram realizados experimentos nos quais se verifica o comportamento da busca frente à escolha das políticas de minimização. Nestes experimentos notou-se o conflito entre a política de minimização de atraso e as de minimização de trocas de ferramentas e de paradas para trocas de ferramentas. O aumento dos parâmetros da BT, nbmax (número máximo de iterações sem encontrar melhora no resultado global da busca e tamanho da Lista Tabu, melhora o desempenho da busca para encontrar melhores resultados na minimização do atraso.In this paper is studied the Job Shop Scheduling Problem applied to a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS environment, considering due dates, production turns and tool switching constraints. The FMS is composed by a versatile machine, a system for transport, handling and storage of materials and a computational system. This problem is represented through an objective function f, in which is possible to define three minimization policies: (i tardiness time, (ii stop time and (iii switching tools time. The

  14. SBD-RESP na busca ativa de casos de hanseníase SBD-RESP in active search for leprosy cases

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    Joel Carlos Lastória

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia Regional do Estado de São Paulo (SBD-RESP, apoiada pela Fundação Paulista Contra a Hanseníase, e em ação conjunta com os Serviços de Dermatologia do estado de São Paulo, credenciados pela Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, lançou a campanha "SBD-RESP na Busca Ativa de Casos de Hanseníase". OBJETIVOS: Auxiliar o Programa Nacional de Controle da Hanseníase no controle da doença. MÉTODO: Todos os Serviços de Dermatologia do estado de São Paulo, credenciados pela Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, foram convidados e os 17 que participaram receberam uma planilha de dados e modelos de materiais informativos sobre a doença. A campanha foi realizada entre os meses de maio e julho de 2010. Ao término do período, cada serviço encaminhou a planilha de dados para análise estatística. RESULTADOS: Foram examinadas 1718 pessoas e diagnosticados, no total, 90 casos de hanseníase, a maioria do gênero masculino e da cor branca, com percentuais semelhantes de multibacilares e de paucibacilares. Doze por cento apresentavam história familiar de hanseníase. O maior número de casos detectados foi na capital, seguido, no interior, pela região de Presidente Prudente. O índice de detecção em menores de 15 anos foi 4%. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados da campanha mostram a importância desta iniciativa da SBD-RESP. Sugere-se que ações semelhantes sejam repetidas e que se estendam a outras regionais da Sociedade Brasileira de DermatologiaBACKGROUND: The Brazilian Society of Dermatology of the State of Sao Paulo (SBD-RESP, supported by the Sao Paulo State Foundation Against Leprosy and acting jointly with Sao Paulo State Services of Dermatology, accredited by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, launched the campaign "SBD-RESP in active search for leprosy cases". OBJECTIVES: To assist the National Leprosy Control Program in eliminating Hansen's disease. METHODS: All of the Sao Paulo State

  15. Experimenting with string musical instruments

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    LoPresto, Michael C.

    2012-03-01

    What follows are several investigations involving string musical instruments developed for and used in a Science of Sound & Light course. The experiments make use of a guitar, orchestral string instruments and data collection and graphing software. They are designed to provide students with concrete examples of how mathematical formulae, when used in physics, represent reality that can actually be observed, in this case, the operation of string musical instruments.

  16. Future ISIS single crystal instruments

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    The designs of two proposed new single crystal instruments for ISIS are described. The biological structures instrument DIBS will allow the study of large unit cell materials in reasonable counting times. HRED, the high resolution elastic diffractometer, will provide a single crystal instrument of resolution ΔQ/Q ∼ 10-3, increasing the available resolution for reciprocal space surveying by some 10-fold over that currently obtainable on SXD. (author)

  17. Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook

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    Eren, Halit

    2014-01-01

    The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes. Organized acco

  18. The tissue diagnostic instrument.

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    Hansma, Paul; Yu, Hongmei; Schultz, David; Rodriguez, Azucena; Yurtsev, Eugene A; Orr, Jessica; Tang, Simon; Miller, Jon; Wallace, Joseph; Zok, Frank; Li, Cheng; Souza, Richard; Proctor, Alexander; Brimer, Davis; Nogues-Solan, Xavier; Mellbovsky, Leonardo; Peña, M Jesus; Diez-Ferrer, Oriol; Mathews, Phillip; Randall, Connor; Kuo, Alfred; Chen, Carol; Peters, Mathilde; Kohn, David; Buckley, Jenni; Li, Xiaojuan; Pruitt, Lisa; Diez-Perez, Adolfo; Alliston, Tamara; Weaver, Valerie; Lotz, Jeffrey

    2009-05-01

    Tissue mechanical properties reflect extracellular matrix composition and organization, and as such, their changes can be a signature of disease. Examples of such diseases include intervertebral disk degeneration, cancer, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and tooth decay. Here we introduce the tissue diagnostic instrument (TDI), a device designed to probe the mechanical properties of normal and diseased soft and hard tissues not only in the laboratory but also in patients. The TDI can distinguish between the nucleus and the annulus of spinal disks, between young and degenerated cartilage, and between normal and cancerous mammary glands. It can quantify the elastic modulus and hardness of the wet dentin left in a cavity after excavation. It can perform an indentation test of bone tissue, quantifying the indentation depth increase and other mechanical parameters. With local anesthesia and disposable, sterile, probe assemblies, there has been neither pain nor complications in tests on patients. We anticipate that this unique device will facilitate research on many tissue systems in living organisms, including plants, leading to new insights into disease mechanisms and methods for their early detection. PMID:19485522

  19. The Clementine instrument complement

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    Lucey, Paul G.

    1993-01-01

    The recent successes of the Galileo solid-state imaging (SSI) experiment at the Moon and Gaspra show the utility of multispectral imaging of planetary objects. 'Clementine' is the planetary community's 'code name' for the SDIO (Space Defense Initiative Organization), mission to the Moon and the asteroid Geographos. This mission is designed as a long term stressing test on sensors and space systems developed for SDIO. In the course of this test Clementine will obtain science data using a varied and powerful array of remote sensing instruments which were developed by or for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Clementine carries five cameras, one for navigation and four for science experiments. In addition, a laser ranger is included which will serve as a laser altimeter. The Clementine cameras cover a wider range of spatial resolutions and wavelength range than did Galileo and are almost ideally suited to mapping of mafic rock types as are present on the Moon and expected at Geographos. Calibration of the cameras will occur at the sensor calibration laboratory at LLNL. In flight calibrations, using standard stars and other standards should improve the stated accuracies. Signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) include the following noise sources: shot noise, calibration error, digitization noise, readout noise, and frame transfer noise (where applicable). The achieved SNRs are a balance between detector saturation and acceptable image smear. The 'worst' case uses the longest possible integration times.

  20. Guideline implementation: surgical instrument cleaning.

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    Cowperthwaite, Liz; Holm, Rebecca L

    2015-05-01

    Cleaning, decontaminating, and handling instructions for instruments vary widely based on the type of instrument and the manufacturer. Processing instruments in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions can help prevent damage and keep devices in good working order. Most importantly, proper cleaning and disinfection may prevent transmission of pathogenic organisms from a contaminated device to a patient or health care worker. The updated AORN "Guideline for cleaning and care of surgical instruments" provides guidance on cleaning, decontaminating, transporting, inspecting, and storing instruments. This article focuses on key points of the guideline to help perioperative personnel implement appropriate instrument care protocols in their practice settings. The key points address timely cleaning and decontamination of instruments after use; appropriate heating, ventilation, and air conditioning parameters for the decontamination area; processing of ophthalmic instruments and laryngoscopes; and precautions to take with instruments used in cases of suspected prion disease. Perioperative RNs should review the complete guideline for additional information and for guidance when writing and updating policies and procedures. PMID:25946180

  1. Em busca da qualidade educacional na pré-escola: uma experiência mexicana In search of educational quality in preschools: a Mexican experience

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    Robert Myers

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é relatar um trabalho de elaboração e aplicação de instrumentos para avaliar a qualidade da educação pré-escolar em curso no México. Após breve apresentação do contexto do trabalho, descreve-se a trajetória seguida para desenvolver um instrumento que representa uma definição operacional de qualidade e uma metodologia que o incorpora à pesquisa e à avaliação. Apresentam-se a seguir exemplos da aplicação do instrumento em dois estudos e alguns de seus resultados, e finaliza-se com algumas conclusões e implicações para o planejamento de políticas públicasThe purpose of this paper is to acquaint the reader with on-going work in Mexico to create and apply instruments for evaluating the quality of preschool education. In the first section, the context for this work will be presented briefly. This is followed by a description of the process adopted to arrive at an instrument representing an operational definition of quality as well as a methodology that incorporates the instrument into research and evaluation. Application of the definition and methodology in two studies is offered, with a sampling of results. The paper closes with some conclusions and implications for policy and programming

  2. Otimização da rede de uma cadeia de suprimentos com a utilização de uma heurística baseada em Busca Tabu

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    Gabriel Machado Braido; Denis Borenstein; Gilmar D’Agostini Oliveira Casalinho

    2016-01-01

    Resumo Este artigo discute a implementação e avaliação de uma heurística baseada em Busca Tabu para otimizar uma rede de cadeia de suprimentos. Para tanto, o modelosingle-sourceproposto por Farias & Borenstein (2012) foi implementado. O problema foi resolvido por uma adaptação do método de Lee & Kwon (2010), substituindo centros de distribuição (CDs) e arcos a fim de encontrar o menor custo para uma rede de cadeia de suprimentos. Foram resolvidas as 22 instâncias propostas por Farias & Borens...

  3. Design of Onboard Instrument Based on Virtual Instrument Technology

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    TANG Baoping; ZHONG Yuanchang; QIU Jianwei

    2006-01-01

    After analyzing and comparing the traditional automobile instrument, the onboard instrument based on virtual instrument technology is designed in this paper. The PC/104 computer was employed as the core processing unit of the onboard instrument, and the several intelligent data acquisition nodes are set and connected by the CAN bus, through which the nodes can communicate with the core processing unit. The information of the vehicle's working condition can be displayed synthetically by adopting virtual instrument technology. When the working condition goes beyond its limit, the system can emit an alarm, record and storage the abnormal condition automatically, and suggest how to deal with the abnormity urgently. The development background and design idea of onboard information system were elaborated in the paper. The software, the hardware architecture and the principle of onboard information system were introduced in detail.

  4. Que direito à saúde para a população GLBT? Considerando direitos humanos, sexuais e reprodutivos em busca da integralidade e da eqüidade What do health rights mean for the GLBT population?Considering human, sexual and reproductive rights in the search for equity and integrality in the health system

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    Tatiana Lionço

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo problematizar a pertinência de uma política de saúde para a população de Gays, Lésbicas, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais - GLBT. A partir da consideração dos processos de violação de seus direitos humanos, sistematicamente comprometidos devido a estigmas e processos discriminatórios, busca-se evidenciar a necessidade de uma política de saúde específica a esta população, na perspectiva da integralidade da atenção e da eqüidade no sistema de saúde. O desafio da construção de uma política de atenção integral à saúde dessa população, tal como prevista no programa de governo federal Brasil sem Homofobia, implica a complexificação e alargamento do que se compreende por direitos sexuais e reprodutivos para a efetiva promoção da eqüidade e universalidade do acesso aos bens e serviços.This paper discusses whether a specific health policy for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals is a good way to improve their lives and health situation, recognizing that their human rights are systematically violated by prejudice and discrimination processes. A health policy could be a strong political and technical instrument for achieving integrality in health care and equity in the health system. Building a health policy according to the constitutional right of universality and integrality in health care is proposed by the Federal Government's program called No Homophobia in Brazil. For its consolidation, we need to broaden what we understand by sexual and reproductive rights.

  5. Zach's instruments and their characteristics

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    The astronomically interested Duke Ernst II von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745-1804) hired Baron Franz Xaver von Zach (1754-1832) as court astronomer in 1786. Immediatedly Zach started to make plans for instrumentation for a new observatory. But first they travelled with their instruments (a 2-foot Ramsden transit instrument, the Sisson quadrant, three Hadley sextants, two achromatic refractors and chronometers) to southern France. In Hyàres a tower of the wall around the town was converted into an observatory in 1787. For the building of the new observatory Zach had chosen a place outside of Gotha on the top of the Seeberg. The three main instruments were an 8-foot transit instrument made by Ramsden, a northern and southern mural quadrant made by Sisson and a zenith sector made by Cary, in addition an 8-foot circle made by Ramsden. By analysing the whole instrumentation of Gotha observatory, we can see a change around 1800 in the kind of instruments, from quadrants and sextants to the full circles and from the transit instrument to the meridian circle. The decline of the Gotha observatory started with the early death of the Duke in 1804 and the subsequent departure of Zach in 1806.

  6. Instruments in science and technology

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    Boon, Mieke; Olsen, Jan Kyrre Berg; Pedersen, Stig Andur; Hendricks, Vincent F.

    2009-01-01

    Modern science and technology are interwoven into a complex that is sometimes called 'techno-science': the progress of science is dependent on the sophistication of instrumentation, whereas the progress of ‘high-tech’ instruments and apparatus is dependent on scientific research. Yet, how scientific

  7. Experimenting with String Musical Instruments

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    LoPresto, Michael C.

    2012-01-01

    What follows are several investigations involving string musical instruments developed for and used in a "Science of Sound & Light" course. The experiments make use of a guitar, orchestral string instruments and data collection and graphing software. They are designed to provide students with concrete examples of how mathematical formulae, when…

  8. Cervical Spine Instrumentation in Children.

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    Hedequist, Daniel J; Emans, John B

    2016-06-01

    Instrumentation of the cervical spine enhances stability and improves arthrodesis rates in children undergoing surgery for deformity or instability. Various morphologic and clinical studies have been conducted in children, confirming the feasibility of anterior or posterior instrumentation of the cervical spine with modern implants. Knowledge of the relevant spine anatomy and preoperative imaging studies can aid the clinician in understanding the pitfalls of instrumentation for each patient. Preoperative planning, intraoperative positioning, and adherence to strict surgical techniques are required given the small size of children. Instrumentation options include anterior plating, occipital plating, and a variety of posterior screw techniques. Complications related to screw malposition include injury to the vertebral artery, neurologic injury, and instrumentation failure. PMID:27097300

  9. Instruments to assess integrated care

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    Lyngsø, Anne Marie; Godtfredsen, Nina Skavlan; Høst, Dorte;

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Although several measurement instruments have been developed to measure the level of integrated health care delivery, no standardised, validated instrument exists covering all aspects of integrated care. The purpose of this review is to identify the instruments concerning how...... to measure the level of integration across health-care sectors and to assess and evaluate the organisational elements within the instruments identified. METHODS: An extensive, systematic literature review in PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, Web of Science for the years 1980-2011. Selected...... and six include cultural aspects; 14 explicitly stated using a theoretical framework. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: This review did not identify any measurement instrument covering all aspects of integrated care. Further, a lack of uniform use of the eight organisational elements across the studies...

  10. Aplicação de métodos de busca em grafos com nós parcialmente ordenados à locação de torres de tranmissão

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    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda o problema de locação ótima de torres de transmissão como uma aplicação de métodos de busca em grafos com nós parcialmente ordenados com uma modelagem que aplica a este problema pela primeira vez o conceito de relações de preferência entre nós. São primeiramente apresentados resultados sobre grafos e algoritmos de busca. As restrições eletro-mecânicas e topográficas à obtenção do caminho de custo mínimo são descritas, são definidos os nós, arcos, custos, e caminhos, além de outros componentes do grafo e são descritos os algoritmos de otimização utilizados. O trabalho introduz e demonstra a validade de relações de preferência entre nós, que são utilizadas (juntamente com comparações de custos no processo de eliminação de caminhos. Este procedimento aumenta a eficiência dos algoritmos de otimização utilizados.

  11. GEO Sounding Using Microwave Instruments

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    Shiue, James; Krimchansky, Sergey; Susskind, Joel; Krimchansky, Alexander; Chu, Donald; Davis, Martin

    2004-01-01

    There are several microwave instruments in low Earth orbit (LEO) that are used for atmospheric temperature and humidity sounding in conjunction with companion IR sounders as well as by themselves. These instruments have achieved a certain degree of maturity and undergoing a redesign to minimize their size, mass, and power from the previous generation instruments. An example of these instruments is the AMSU-A series, now flying on POES and AQUA spacecraft with the IR sounders HIRS and AIRS. These older microwave instruments are going to be replaced by the ATMS instruments that will fly on NPP and NPOESS satellites with the CrIS sounder. A number of techniques learned from the ATMS project in instrument hardware design and data processing are directly applicable to a similar microwave sounder on a geosynchronous platform. These techniques can significantly simplify the design of a Geostationary orbit (GEO) microwave instrument, avoiding costly development and minimizing the risk of not being able to meet the scientific requirements. In fact, some of the 'enabling' technology, such as the use of MMIC microwave components (which is the basis for the ATMS' much reduced volume) can be directly applied to a GEO sounder. The benefits of microwave sounders are well known; for example, they penetrate non-precipitating cloud cover and allow for use of colocated IR observations in up to 80% cloud cover. The key advantages of a microwave instrument in GEO will be the ability to provide high temporal resolution as well as uniform spatial resolution and extend the utility of a colocated advanced IR sounder to cases in which partial cloud cover exists. A footprint of the order of 100 km by 100 km resolution with hemispherical coverage within one hour can be easily achieved for sounding channels in the 50 to 59 GHz range. A GEO microwave sounder will also allow mesoscale sampling of select regions.

  12. Digitization of optical lever instruments

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Some classical old-fashioned instruments (such as the Wood-Anderson seismometers, as well as some modern instruments (like the all-quartz made Verbaandert-Melchior tiltmeters, conventionally require an impractical recording system obtained by a photographic drum recorder in a darkroom. Simple electronic equipment (made by readily available, low cost electronics may help in using such kind of instruments allowing a useful digital recording. This will reduce the time-hour in data acquisition and storage (and the manual error, and will increase the accuracy. The theory of operations and some results obtained using the described equipment are shown.

  13. Commissioning Instrument for the GTC

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    Cuevas, S.; Sánchez, B.; Bringas, V.; Espejo, C.; Flores, R.; Chapa, O.; Lara, G.; Chavolla, A.; Anguiano, G.; Arciniega, S.; Dorantes, A.; González, J. L.; Montoya, J. M.; Toral, R.; Hernández, H.; Nava, R.; Devaney, N.; Castro, J.; Cavaller-Marqués, L.

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    During the GTC integration phase, the Commissioning Instrument (CI) will be a diagnostic tool for performance verification. The CI features four operation modes: imaging, pupil imaging, Curvature WFS, and high resolution Shack-Hartmann WFS. This instrument was built by the Instituto de Astronomía UNAM and the Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI) under GRANTECAN contract after a public bid. In this paper we made a general instrument overview and we show some of the performance final results obtained when the Factory Acceptance tests previous to its transport to La Palma.

  14. Compact Formaldehyde Fluorescence Instrument Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The successful completion of this IRAD will deliver a fully functional instrument at TRL 6.  The key characteristics that we will demonstrate are simplicity,...

  15. Islamic Astronomical Instruments and Observatories

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    Heidarzadeh, Tofigh

    This chapter is a brief survey of astronomical instruments being used and developed in Islamic territories from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries as well as a concise account of major observatories and observational programs in this period.

  16. Course on Instruments Updates Teachers.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Describes a course in chemical instrumentation for high school chemistry teachers, paid for by Union Carbide. Teachers used spectrophotometer, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrograph, gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph and infrared spectrophotometer. Also describes other teacher education seminars. (JM)

  17. Technical Training seminar: Texas Instruments

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    Monday 6 November TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR 14:00 to 17:30 - Training Centre Auditorium (bldg. 593) Texas Instruments Technical Seminar Michael Scholtholt, Field Application Engineer / TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (US, D, CH) POWER - A short approach to Texas Instruments power products Voltage mode vs. current mode control Differentiating DC/DC converters by analyzing control and compensation schemes: line / load regulation, transient response, BOM, board space, ease-of-use Introduction to the SWIFT software FPGA + CPLD power solutions WIRELESS / CHIPCON Decision criteria when choosing a RF platform Introduction to Texas Instruments wireless products: standardized platforms proprietary platforms ( 2.4 GHz / sub 1 GHz) development tools Antenna design: example for 2.4 GHz questions, discussion Industrial partners: Robert Medioni, François Caloz / Spoerle Electronic, CH-1440 Montagny (VD), Switzerland Phone: +41 24 447 0137, email: RMedioni@spoerle.com, http://www.spoerle.com Language: English. Free s...

  18. Intelligent instrumentation principles and applications

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    Bhuyan, Manabendra

    2011-01-01

    With the advent of microprocessors and digital-processing technologies as catalyst, classical sensors capable of simple signal conditioning operations have evolved rapidly to take on higher and more specialized functions including validation, compensation, and classification. This new category of sensor expands the scope of incorporating intelligence into instrumentation systems, yet with such rapid changes, there has developed no universal standard for design, definition, or requirement with which to unify intelligent instrumentation. Explaining the underlying design methodologies of intelligent instrumentation, Intelligent Instrumentation: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive and authoritative resource on the scientific foundations from which to coordinate and advance the field. Employing a textbook-like language, this book translates methodologies to more than 80 numerical examples, and provides applications in 14 case studies for a complete and working understanding of the material. Beginn...

  19. Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Mobitrum has started the development of virtual sensor test instrumentation in Phase I for characterization and measurement of ground testing of propulsion systems....

  20. Em busca de uma abordagem não atomizada para o exame das relações entre liderança transformacional e comprometimento organizacional

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    Cristiano de Oliveira Maciel

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    Full Text Available As pesquisas tradicionais sobre liderança fazem uso de uma abordagem atomizada, que desconsidera os efeitos de diferentes padrões (gestalts do construto e prioriza a lógica de uma variável por vez. A partir dessa crítica, o objetivo no presente trabalho é analisar a relação de distintas gestalts (configurações de liderança transformacional com o comprometimento organizacional. Para a consecução desse objetivo, foram analisados 331 questionários de funcionários de oito organizações do setor de serviços. O método de pesquisa é classificado como levantamento (survey, com amostragem não probabilística por conveniência. Para o tratamento dos dados, fez-se uso da técnica de modelagem de equações estruturais no processo de análise da validade e confiabilidade das escalas. Na sequência, a análise de cluster evidenciou três configurações de liderança, denominadas: desorientação, subliderança e conversão. Para a verificação da influência dessas gestalts sobre o comprometimento organizacional, foi testado um modelo linear generalizado - MANCOVA fatorial. Os resultados indicaram a relação entre as configurações de liderança transformacional e as dimensões afetiva, instrumental e normativa do comprometimento; entretanto, para o comprometimento instrumental, a relação é mediada pelo grau de instrução dos liderados. Por fim, são discutidas as implicações dos achados empíricos.

  1. Instrument Transformer Dimensioning for Substations

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    Mustajärvi, Ronny

    2016-01-01

    This thesis was made for ABB Oy, Power Grids unit. Some customers demand instrument transformer calculations, which state that the current transformers can accurately reproduce the occurring fault currents without saturation. The aim of the thesis was to get familiar with relevant instrument transformer theory and to create a calculation template. With the data of the current transformer, secondary cables and the used protection function it is possible to calculate that the current transf...

  2. Accounting Issues On Financial Instruments

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    Shiba, Kenji

    1995-01-01

    Financial Instruments should be measured at the present value by using the current effective yield as the discount rate by reference to the current market interest rate and the risk premium. The fair value or the current market price are surrogates of the present value. The present value determined by using the historical effective yield as the discount rate is allowed under limited circumstances. However, the historical cost is not allowed as a measurement basis of financial instruments. Thi...

  3. Notes on instrumentation and control

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    Roy, G J

    2013-01-01

    Notes on Instrumentation and Control presents topics on pressure (i.e., U-tube manometers and elastic type gauges), temperature (i.e. glass thermometer, bi-metallic strip thermometer, filled system thermometer, vapor pressure thermometer), level, and flow measuring devices. The book describes other miscellaneous instruments, signal transmitting devices, supply and control systems, and monitoring systems. The theory of automatic control and semi-conductor devices are also considered. Marine engineers will find the book useful.

  4. The MEPHISTO scientific space instrument

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    Cambon, G.; Cadet, G.; Favier, J. J.

    1987-02-01

    A furnace to study solidification on Earth and in orbit was developed. Design and performances in Bridgman-Stockbarger directional solidification are given in terms of thermal gradient achievables, thermal gradient stability, back-melting mastering, and quenching capabilities. In-situ measurements in real time of fundamental parameters for the solidification process control, associated with a possible interactivity between the principal investigator on ground and the instrument in orbit, are among the main features of the space instrument.

  5. New Advances in Cytometric Instrumentation

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    Lopez, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The growing field of flow cytometry industry continues to produce exciting and innovative developments. Although the CyTOF mass spectrometry flow cytometer is one of the most revolutionary new developments (to be presented in another session), other advances have built upon the original FACS technology. The trends in cytometric instrumentation include smaller, easier to use analyzers and cell sorters, instrumentation capable of detecting multiple fluorescent colors even if their spectra overl...

  6. Luminescence techniques: Instrumentation and methods

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    Bøtter-Jensen, L.

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes techniques, instruments and methods used in luminescence dating and environmental dosimetry in many laboratories around the world. These techniques are based on two phenomena - thermally stimulated luminescence and optically stimulated luminescence. The most commonly used...... luminescence stimulation and detection techniques are reviewed and information is given on recent developments in instrument design and on the stale of the art in luminescence measurements and analysis. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved....

  7. The estimation method of GPS instrumental biases

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    2001-01-01

    A model of estimating the global positioning system (GPS) instrumental biases and the methods to calculate the relative instrumental biases of satellite and receiver are presented. The calculated results of GPS instrumental biases, the relative instrumental biases of satellite and receiver, and total electron content (TEC) are also shown. Finally, the stability of GPS instrumental biases as well as that of satellite and receiver instrumental biases are evaluated, indicating that they are very stable during a period of two months and a half.

  8. Composite Rolled Magnetometer and Instrument Boom Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Magnetometers are the most common instrument flown on NASA science missions and interference from onboard electronics requires that these instruments be deployed...

  9. [Portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment].

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    Cao, Shuai; Chen, Xiang

    2014-01-01

    A portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment containing sensor module, acquisition board and embedded module was developed for home care in this paper. The sensor module consists of one ECG module and three pulse wave extraction modules, synchronously acquiring human ECG and pulse wave signal of carotid, radial, and dorsal, respectively. The acquisition board converts the sensor module's analog output signals into digital signals and transmits them to the embedded module. The embedded module realizes the functions including signal display, storage and the calculation and output of pulse wave velocity. The structure of the proposed portable instrument is simple, easy to use, and easy to expand. Small size, low cost, and low power consumption are also the advantages of this device. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed portable instrument for arteriosclerosis assessment has high accuracy, good repeatability and can assess the degree of atherosclerosis appropriately.

  10. Technical presentation - KEITHLEY Instruments - CANCELLED

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    10 March 2009 13:30 – 15:30, Council Chamber, Bldg. 503 Keithley markets highly accurate instruments and data acquisition products, as well as complete system solutions for high-volume production and assembly testing. Keithley Instruments, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets complex electronic instruments and systems geared to the specialized needs of electronics manufacturers for high-performance production testing, process monitoring, product development and research. Products and Services: Digital Multimeters and Data Acquisition Systems Current / Voltage Source and Measure Products Low Current / High Resistance Measurement Products Function/Pulse/Arbitrary/Pattern Generators Low Voltage/Low Resistance Measurement Products RF Spectrum Analyzer / RF Signal Generator / RF Switching Semiconductor Device Characterization Program: Topic 1: Welcome and short overview of new Products SMU 26XXA / ARB Generator 3390 / DMM 3706 / E-Meter 6517B Topic 2a: Te...

  11. Introduction to instrumentation and measurements

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    Northrop, Robert B

    2014-01-01

    Weighing in on the growth of innovative technologies, the adoption of new standards, and the lack of educational development as it relates to current and emerging applications, the third edition of Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements uses the authors' 40 years of teaching experience to expound on the theory, science, and art of modern instrumentation and measurements (I&M). What's New in This Edition: This edition includes material on modern integrated circuit (IC) and photonic sensors, micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) and nano-electro-mechanical (NEM) sensors, chemical and radiation sensors, signal conditioning, noise, data interfaces, and basic digital signal processing (DSP), and upgrades every chapter with the latest advancements. It contains new material on the designs of micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) sensors, adds two new chapters on wireless instrumentation and microsensors, and incorporates extensive biomedical examples and problems. Containing 13 chapters, this third edition: Describ...

  12. Safeguards instrumentation: past, present, future

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    Instruments are essential for accounting, for surveillance and for protection of nuclear materials. The development and application of such instrumentation is reviewed, with special attention to international safeguards applications. Active and passive nondestructive assay techniques are some 25 years of age. The important advances have been in learning how to use them effectively for specific applications, accompanied by major advances in radiation detectors, electronics, and, more recently, in mini-computers. The progress in seals has been disappointingly slow. Surveillance cameras have been widely used for many applications other than safeguards. The revolution in TV technology will have important implications. More sophisticated containment/surveillance equipment is being developed but has yet to be exploited. On the basis of this history, some expectations for instrumentation in the near future are presented

  13. A portable luminescence dating instrument

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    Kook, M.H.; Murray, A.S.; Lapp, Torben;

    2011-01-01

    . The performance of the instrument in terms of sensitivity and reproducibility is comparable to that of the standard bench-top laboratory TL/OSL Risø reader.We show that the portable luminescence reader is able to measure accurately an ∼20Gy quartz burial dose in a natural (unpretreated, no mineral separation......) sandy sediment. We also show that, because of the configuration of the measurement head, the portable reader can be used to measure radioluminescence at elevated temperature in the presence of stimulation light; this facility is not available on conventional bench-top instruments. It is concluded......We describe a portable luminescence reader suitable for use in remote localities in the field. The instrument weighs about 8kg and is based around a 30mm bialkali photomultiplier detecting signals through a glass filter centered on 340nm. Stimulation is by 470nm blue LEDs (24W in total) operating...

  14. Facility for dosimetric instrument calibration

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    A structure is designed consisting of a rotary support of containers with radiation sources and of a rotary plug mounted above the sources. A support post with a slide rest and arms rotating around the post longitudinal axis is mounted in the centre of the container support. THe arms support instruments to be calibrated. The colimation cone of the respective source is directed to the tensor of the instrument being calibrated. The slide rest is balanced using a counterpoise mounted in the support post. Sources are not removed from the containers in source change during measurement. The support can hold more containers and the slide rest can support more instruments to be calibrated than the existing configurations. (M.D.). 2 figs

  15. Refabricated and instrumented fuel rods

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    Nuclear Fuel for power reactors capabilities evaluation is strongly based on the intimate knowledge of its behaviour under irradiation. This knowledge can be acquired from refabricated and instrumented fuel rods irradiated at different levels in commercial reactors. This paper presents the development and qualification of a new technique called RECTO related to a double-instrumented rod re-fabrication process developed by CEA/LECA hot laboratory facility at CADARACHE. The technique development includes manufacturing of the properly dimensioned cavity in the fuel pellet stack to house the thermocouple and the use of a newly designed pressure transducer. An analytic irradiation of such a double-instrumented fuel rod will be performed in OSIRIS test reactor starting October 2004. (Author)

  16. Advancements in Actuated Musical Instruments

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    Overholt, Daniel; Berdahl, Edgar; Hamilton, Robert

    2011-01-01

    in that they produce sound via vibrating element(s) that are co-manipulated by humans and electromechanical systems. We examine the possibilities that arise when such instruments are played in different performative environments and music-making scenarios, and we postulate that such designs may give rise to new......This article presents recent developments in actuated musical instruments created by the authors, who also describe an ecosystemic model of actuated performance activities that blur traditional boundaries between the physical and virtual elements of musical interfaces. Actuated musical instruments...... methods of musical performance. The Haptic Drum, the Feedback Resonance Guitar, the Electromagnetically Prepared Piano, the Overtone Fiddle and Teleoperation with Robothands are described, along with musical examples and reflections on the emergent properties of the performance ecologies...

  17. Wide Field Instrument Adjutant Scientist

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    Spergel, David

    As Wide Field Instrument Adjutant Scientist, my goal will be to maximize the science capability of the mission in a cost-contained environment. I hope to work with the HQ, project and the FSWG to assure mission success. I plan to play a leadership role in communicating the WFIRST science capabilities to the astronomy community , obtain input from both science teams and the broader community that help derive performance requirements and calibration metrics. I plan to focus on developing the observing program for the deep fields and focus on using them to calibrate instrument performance and capabilities. I plan to organize workshops that will bring together WFIRST team members with astronomers working on LSST, Euclid, JWST, and the ELTs to maximize combined science return. I am also eager to explore the astrometric and stellar seismology capabilities of the instrument with a goal of maximizing science return without affecting science requirements.

  18. Evaluating the Relational Coordination instrument

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    Edwards, Kasper; Lundstrøm, Sanne Lykke

    2014-01-01

    Relational coordination rests on the idea that coordination is a central issue in all work and that coordination happens through communication, which in turn is shaped by relations. Relational coordination is quite interesting because it has been shown to correlate with on-time flight departures...... and surgical performance. This has prompted the attention of both practitioners and politicians some of who perceive relational coordination as a means to attain better performance. The relational coordination instrument has been validated as a measure of teamwork from the following perspectives: internal...... consistency, interrater agreement and reliability, structural validity, content validity. However as relational coordination is being used as a diagnostics tool it is important to examine further if the instrument can measure changes. Indeed we need to know how precise and sensitive the instrument is when...

  19. Instrumentation, interdisciplinarity and innovation; Instrumentation interdisciplinarite et innovation

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    Placko, D. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Cachan, 94 (France); Santander, E.

    1999-07-01

    This document provides the papers presented at C2I'98, the interdisciplinary colloquium in instrumentation held November 18-19, 1998 in Cachan, France. 10 papers are interesting for the ETDE database and are analyzed separately. (O.M.)

  20. Multifunction Imaging and Spectroscopic Instrument

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    Mouroulis, Pantazis

    2004-01-01

    A proposed optoelectronic instrument would perform several different spectroscopic and imaging functions that, heretofore, have been performed by separate instruments. The functions would be reflectance, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopies; variable-color confocal imaging at two different resolutions; and wide-field color imaging. The instrument was conceived for use in examination of minerals on remote planets. It could also be used on Earth to characterize material specimens. The conceptual design of the instrument emphasizes compactness and economy, to be achieved largely through sharing of components among subsystems that perform different imaging and spectrometric functions. The input optics for the various functions would be mounted in a single optical head. With the exception of a targeting lens, the input optics would all be aimed at the same spot on a specimen, thereby both (1) eliminating the need to reposition the specimen to perform different imaging and/or spectroscopic observations and (2) ensuring that data from such observations can be correlated with respect to known positions on the specimen. The figure schematically depicts the principal components and subsystems of the instrument. The targeting lens would collect light into a multimode optical fiber, which would guide the light through a fiber-selection switch to a reflection/ fluorescence spectrometer. The switch would have four positions, enabling selection of spectrometer input from the targeting lens, from either of one or two multimode optical fibers coming from a reflectance/fluorescence- microspectrometer optical head, or from a dark calibration position (no fiber). The switch would be the only moving part within the instrument.

  1. Instrumentation for tropospheric aerosol characterization

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    Shi, Z.; Young, S.E.; Becker, C.H.; Coggiola, M.J. [SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Wollnik, H. [Giessen Univ. (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    A new instrument has been developed that determines the abundance, size distribution, and chemical composition of tropospheric and lower stratospheric aerosols with diameters down to 0.2 {mu}m. In addition to aerosol characterization, the instrument also monitors the chemical composition of the ambient gas. More than 25.000 aerosol particle mass spectra were recorded during the NASA-sponsored Subsonic Aircraft: Contrail and Cloud Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) field program using NASA`s DC-8 research aircraft. (author) 7 refs.

  2. Instrumentation in neutron activation analysis

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    The rise of neutron activation analysis (NAA) as a tool in geochemical research has parallelled advances in detector, multi-channel analyzer, and computer technology. Micro-computers are now being integrated into NAA systems, and gamma-ray spectrometer instrumentation is evolving towards direct-reading systems. The investigator is faced with a wide range of possibilities and choices when equipping or re-equipping a laboratory. The geoscientist is provided with an overview of the available instrumentation and what soon may be feasible. (L.L.)

  3. Enhanced radiological detection instrument training

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    Full text: Whether ensuring the security and safe use of recorded radioactive materials, or detecting, identifying and responding to radioactive materials out of regulatory control the provision of an ever increasing range of radiological dosimeters, survey meters and spectrometers does not, in itself, enhance nuclear security. These tools are only as good as the ability of deployed personnel to operate them correctly. It is therefore: essential that training in the coordinated use of such instruments be as realistic and comprehensive as possible. However, there is an inherent difficulty in using the real radiological detection instruments for training because such devices require radiological sources to generate response. Systems that simulate radioactive materials using ultrasound, electromagnetic, or fluorescent, powders/liquids are already firmly established within the radiological instrument training community. These simulated radioactive sources/materials create a response in simulation detection instruments, or simulation probes attached to real detection instruments, to enable the opportunity to provide safe instruction in the use of specific devices as well as the correct procedures during their deployment. In order to extend the opportunities for the comprehensive training of multiple personnel using multiple simulation instruments in a wide area field exercise scenario the PlumeSIM system has been developed by Argon Electronics LLP. RAD PlumeSIM is a dedicated element within the broader PlumeSIM product family, enabling instructor management of the response of radiological simulator instruments to fully configurable 'virtual plumes and hot spots', in real time, over a training area defined by user selected mapping. Instructors are provided with the ability to select the parameters for the exercise (including the type of radiation hazard, the release of single sod multiple sources, and a full range of environmental conditions), and record the actions of

  4. Symfoniorkestrets instrumenter med aktive elever

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    Okkels, Else Marie

    Eleverne lærer symfoniorkestrets instrumenter at kende på en ny og spændende måde.Bl.a.instrumentbanko med klang; der er spilleplader til kopiering og "brikker" i lyd på den indlagte cd.......Eleverne lærer symfoniorkestrets instrumenter at kende på en ny og spændende måde.Bl.a.instrumentbanko med klang; der er spilleplader til kopiering og "brikker" i lyd på den indlagte cd....

  5. Oscillation threshold of woodwind instruments

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    Grand, Noël; Gilbert, Joël; Laloë, Franck

    1997-01-01

    this version has figures at the end, which was not the case of version 1 We give a theoretical study of the nature of the bifurcations occurring at the oscillation threshold of woodwind instruments, or of physical systems obeying similar non-linear equations of motion. We start from the simplest description of the acoustical behavior these instruments, a mathematical model containing two equations only, one of which is linear but includes delays, while the other is non-linear but has no de...

  6. An introduction to biomedical instrumentation

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    Dewhurst, D J

    1976-01-01

    An Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation presents a course of study and applications covering the basic principles of medical and biological instrumentation, as well as the typical features of its design and construction. The book aims to aid not only the cognitive domain of the readers, but also their psychomotor domain as well. Aside from the seminar topics provided, which are divided into 27 chapters, the book complements these topics with practical applications of the discussions. Figures and mathematical formulas are also given. Major topics discussed include the construction, handli

  7. Sensibilidade no diagnóstico da desnutrição protéico-calórica realizado pelas equipes de saúde por meio do SIAB e de busca ativa de casos The sensitivity of malnutrition diagnosis using the SIAB and active search of cases

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    Tatiana Monteiro Fiúza

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available É atribuição da Atenção Primária á Saúde e da Estratégia de Saúde da Família (ESF atuar na promoção e na manutenção do estado de saúde da população infantil por meio do atendimento e acompanhamento integrais. Para a atuação das equipes de saúde é fundamental a análise de saúde das populações cobertas. Para esse fim o Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica (SIAB é instrumento de valor inestimável. O objetivo deste estudo foi demonstrar a sensibilidade no diagnóstico da desnutrição protéico-calórica realizado pelas equipes de Saúde da Família, quando são utilizados apenas dados primários como instrumentos de busca da adequação e posterior informação destes, via SIAB, e por meio da busca ativa de crianças de 0 a 23 meses e 29 dias e obtenção de seus dados antropométricos delas. Trata-se de estudo seccional, realizado no município de Patos de Minas (MG, de janeiro a abril de 2005. As prevalências de desnutrição protéico-calórica informadas no SIAB foram 2,35% e 2,5%, nas equipes A e B, respectivamente. As prevalências de desnutrição encontradas a partir da busca ativa, dos dados antropométricos e do cálculo dos índices peso-idade foram 14,12% e 13,75% nas equipes A e B, respectivamente. Essas foram superiores à prevalência descrita pela Pesquisa Nacional de Demografia e Saúde, cuja prevalência foi 5,7%. As prevalências de desnutrição protéico-calórica com base no índice peso-idade, mediante exclusivamente a utilização do SIAB como fonte de dados, levam ao subdiagnóstico do problema. Tratando-se o SIAB de um sistema de informação “territorializado”, cujos dados possibilitam a construção de indicadores populacionais referentes a áreas de abrangência bem-delimitadas, propomos a avaliação crítica e constante desses dados.Both the Primary Care System and the Family Health Program are responsible for promoting and maintaining the health of the child population by

  8. Instrumentation

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    Engelfried, J

    2006-01-01

    In this course, given at the school in 3 parts of 75 minutes each, we will discuss the physics of particle detection, the basic designs and working principles of detectors, and, as an example with more details, some detectors for particle identification.

  9. The next millennium and epidemiology: searching for information Próximo milênio e epidemiologia: em busca da informação

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    Luis David Castiel

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available On the eve of the new millennium, it has become 'natural' to admit the emergence of tendencies to perform evaluations and inventories of the past and attempts to forecast future scenarios. While recognizing the ensuing uncertainties, the current paper takes this point of view as the point of departure for proposing a discussion on the future directions and prospects of epidemiology. Based on the pertinent analyses performed by the Sussers (father and son, I approach and discuss the scope and limits of new aspects assumed by the field, especially to the extent that it has included techniques and instruments from bioinformatics and molecular biology. In the latter areas (amongst many others, the notion of information has gained enormous importance. I then proceed to analyze the conceptual origins and shifts in this notion, in addition to possible repercussions and effects on the field of biological sciences in general and their research practices in particular.inclinações para procederem-se a avaliações e balanços do passado e a tentativas de prever-se cenários futuros. Este texto parte deste ponto de vista ­ reconhecendo suas incertezas ­ para propor uma discussão dos rumos e perspectivas da epidemiologia. A partir das análises nesta direção pelos Sussers (pai e filho, são abordadas e discutidas o alcance e os limites de novos aspectos assumidos pela disciplina, especialmente, ao incluir técnicas e instrumentos da bioinformática e da biologia molecular. Nestas áreas (entre muitas outras, é notável o fato da noção de informação possuir enorme importância. São, então, analisadas origens e deslocamentos conceituais desta noção e possíveis repercussões e efeitos no campo das ciências biológicas, em geral, e de suas práticas de pesquisa, em particular.

  10. Em busca da visibilidade: apropriações e produções de audiovisuais pelo MST * Searching for visibility: appropriations and audiovisual producions by MST

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    FERNANDO PERLI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A formação do Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST marcou-se pelo envolvimento de entidades civis e religiosas na produção de diversos meios de comunicação. Dentre a variedade, os audiovisuais tornaram-se instrumentos cada vez mais recorrentes para a capacitação de quadros e a visibilidade social do MST. Na década de 1990, as coberturas dadas pela mídia e a ampliação dos mecanismos de divulgação do movimento social contribuíram para o desenvolvimento de projetos que incentivaram a produção de vídeos-documentários pelos sem-terra. O presente artigo suscita a análise das apropriações e produções de audiovisuais na organização do MST, considerando o sentido político do reconhecimento de audiovisuais para a divulgação do movimento social e o debate sobre o lugar ocupado por diferentes mecanismos de difusão de representações na luta pela reforma agrária.Palavras-chave: Audiovisuais – Movimentos sociais – Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem-Terra. Abstract: The formation of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST was marked by the participation of civil and religious authorities in the production of various media. Among them, the audiovisual production became an increasingly recurrent instrument to train its cadre and to enable social visibility to the organization. In the 1990s, the media coverage and the expansion of dissemination mechanisms have contributed to the development of projects that stimulated the production of documentaries by the landless rural workers. This paper raises the analysis of appropriations and audiovisual productions within MST, considering the political sense of acknowledging the audiovisual as a means to disseminate the social movement as well as the debate on the place occupied by different diffusion mechanisms of representations in the struggle for agrarian reform.Keywords: Audiovisual – Social movement – Landless Rural Workers Movement.

  11. Alternative instruments for the CAP?

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    Silvis, H.J.; Rijswick, van C.W.J.; Bont, de C.J.A.M.

    2001-01-01

    With parallel negotiations taking place on enlargement of the EU and a new WTO agreement, EU's Common Agricultural Policy is facing further reforms. This report addresses the issue of whether any alternatives can be found for the instruments of this policy, and looks at decoupled payments, a net inc

  12. [Organising an instrumental elective abortion].

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    Brûlé, Annie

    2015-12-01

    Family planning centres are structures designed to receive and care for women requesting elective abortions. Here the specially trained, dedicated teams offer personalised care. The instrumental elective abortion is prepared in the same way as a surgical procedure and is subject to the same monitoring. PMID:26654497

  13. Mobile Instruments Measure Atmospheric Pollutants

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    2009-01-01

    As a part of NASA's active research of the Earth s atmosphere, which has included missions such as the Atmospheric Laboratory of Applications and Science (ATLAS, launched in 1992) and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS, launched on the Earth Probe satellite in 1996), the Agency also performs ground-based air pollution research. The ability to measure trace amounts of airborne pollutants precisely and quickly is important for determining natural patterns and human effects on global warming and air pollution, but until recent advances in field-grade spectroscopic instrumentation, this rapid, accurate data collection was limited and extremely difficult. In order to understand causes of climate change and airborne pollution, NASA has supported the development of compact, low power, rapid response instruments operating in the mid-infrared "molecular fingerprint" portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These instruments, which measure atmospheric trace gases and airborne particles, can be deployed in mobile laboratories - customized ground vehicles, typically - to map distributions of pollutants in real time. The instruments must be rugged enough to operate rapidly and accurately, despite frequent jostling that can misalign, damage, or disconnect sensitive components. By measuring quickly while moving through an environment, a mobile laboratory can correlate data and geographic points, revealing patterns in the environment s pollutants. Rapid pollutant measurements also enable direct determination of pollutant sources and sinks (mechanisms that remove greenhouse gases and pollutants), providing information critical to understanding and managing atmospheric greenhouse gas and air pollutant concentrations.

  14. Instrument measures dynamic pressure fluctuations

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    Coats, J. W.; Penko, P. E.; Reshotko, M.

    1977-01-01

    Pressure probe instrument, incorporating "infinite line" principle, can be used to remotely measure dynamic pressure fluctuations in hot high-pressure environemnts too severe for sensors. System is designed and can be utilized for measurements in core of operating turbofan engine.

  15. Presentation of a new instrument

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    Russell, M B; Rasmussen, B K; Brennum, J;

    1992-01-01

    A new instrument, the Diagnostic Headache Diary, based on the operational diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS), was tested in 61 migraine patients from a headache research clinic using the clinical diagnosis (IHS criteria) for comparison. All patients kept the diary...

  16. Market-based Economic Instruments

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    Klemmensen, Børge

    2007-01-01

    Grundkategorien her er markedet som den optimale allokeringsmekanisme for de belastninger, som de økonomiske instrumenter / miljøskatterne påfører. Det mest omfattende og spektakulære eksempel på markedet som allokatorer af skatter er EU's børs for forureningstilladelser, dvs reelt CO-2 beskatnin...

  17. Vacuum Enhanced Cutaneous Biopsy Instrument

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    Collins, Joseph

    1999-06-25

    A syringe-like disposable cutaneous biopsy instrument equipped with a tubular blade at its lower end, and designed so that a vacuum is created during use, said vacuum serving to retain undeformed a plug of tissue cut from a patient's skin.

  18. Instruments for Methane Gas Detection

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    Mr. Sibu Thomas

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper gives the explanation of different instruments for detecting methane gas in detail. This paper discusses their working principles. Methane gas detection is essentially required in the areas like in coal mines, power plant, Waste Water Treatment, Boiler Rooms etc. This paper also discusses their roles in various applications.

  19. Instrument sterilization in orthodontic offices.

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    Matlack, R E

    1979-07-01

    1. Three different quaternary ammonium compound solutions remained bactericidal against specific vegetative bacteria in three orthodontic offices over a ten day working period. However, no spore formers or viruses were tested. 2. Bacterial contaminants were cultured on pliers and scalers at the chair at least once in each of three orthodontic offices sampled twice a day for ten working days. 3. Sampled chairside instruments wiped with an alcohol sponge only, between patients, were contaminated an excessive 32.5% of the time, too frequently to be seriously considered for routine disinfection of pliers. 4. Chairside instruments, sampled regardless of other means of disinfection or sterilization used, were contaminated from 3.5 to 15% of the time. Therefore, storage and handling of orthodontic instruments must be evaluated and upgraded to prevent recontamination of previously sterilized instruments. 5. Staff personnel need courses in sterilization and disinfection procedures to prevent cross contamination from patient to patient and to protect themselves. These courses should be related specifically to orthodontic practice procedures.

  20. Instrumentation System Diagnoses a Thermocouple

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    Perotti, Jose; Santiago, Josephine; Mata, Carlos; Vokrot, Peter; Zavala, Carlos; Burns, Bradley

    2008-01-01

    An improved self-validating thermocouple (SVT) instrumentation system not only acquires readings from a thermocouple but is also capable of detecting deterioration and a variety of discrete faults in the thermocouple and its lead wires. Prime examples of detectable discrete faults and deterioration include open- and short-circuit conditions and debonding of the thermocouple junction from the object, the temperature of which one seeks to measure. Debonding is the most common cause of errors in thermocouple measurements, but most prior SVT instrumentation systems have not been capable of detecting debonding. The improved SVT instrumentation system includes power circuitry, a cold-junction compensator, signal-conditioning circuitry, pulse-width-modulation (PWM) thermocouple-excitation circuitry, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital data processor, and a universal serial bus (USB) interface. The system can operate in any of the following three modes: temperature measurement, thermocouple validation, and bonding/debonding detection. The software running in the processor includes components that implement statistical algorithms to evaluate the state of the thermocouple and the instrumentation system. When the power is first turned on, the user can elect to start a diagnosis/ monitoring sequence, in which the PWM is used to estimate the characteristic times corresponding to the correct configuration. The user also has the option of using previous diagnostic values, which are stored in an electrically erasable, programmable read-only memory so that they are available every time the power is turned on.

  1. Experimenting with Brass Musical Instruments.

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    LoPresto, Michael C.

    2003-01-01

    Describes experiments to address the properties of brass musical instruments that can be used to demonstrate sound in any level physics course. The experiments demonstrate in a quantitative fashion the effects of the mouthpiece and bell on the frequencies of sound waves and thus the musical pitches produced. (Author/NB)

  2. Instruments for Methane Gas Detection

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    Mr. Sibu Thomas; Ms. Nishi Shahnaj Haider

    2014-01-01

    This paper gives the explanation of different instruments for detecting methane gas in detail. This paper discusses their working principles. Methane gas detection is essentially required in the areas like in coal mines, power plant, Waste Water Treatment, Boiler Rooms etc. This paper also discusses their roles in various applications.

  3. Maintenance of nuclear medicine instruments

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    Maintenance of instruments is generally of two kinds: (a) corrective maintenance, on a non-scheduled basis, to restore equipment to a functional status by repairs; (b) preventive maintenance, to keep equipment in a specified functional condition by providing systematic inspection, quality control, detection and correction of early malfunctions. Most of the instruments used in nuclear medicine are rather complex systems built from mechanical, electrical and electronic parts. Any one of these components is liable to fail at some time or other. Repair could be done only by a specialist who is able to evaluate the condition of the various parts ranging from cables to connectors, from scintillators to photomultipliers, from microprocessors to microswitches. The knowledge of the intricacies of the various electronic components required for their repairs is quite wide and varied. The electronics industry turns out more and more multi-purpose chips which can carry out the functions of many parts used in the instruments of the earlier generation. This provides protection against unauthorized copying of the circuits but it serves another purpose as well of inhibiting repairs by non-factory personnel. These trends of the instrument design should be taken into consideration when a policy has to be developed for the repairs of the hospital based equipment

  4. Loyaliteitsprogramma's: zinvol CRM-instrument?

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    J. Leenheer

    2006-01-01

    Loyalty programs have been widely adopted by companies and their customers. A loyalty program is a relational marketing instrument that aims to enhance customer loyalty. However, skepticism exists about the implementation and effectiveness of loyalty programs. This paper studies for whom, when and h

  5. Literature Review of Multicultural Instrumentation

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    Sarraj, Huda; Carter, Stacy; Burley, Hansel

    2015-01-01

    Demographic changes at the national level emphasize a critical need for multicultural education to be included as part of undergraduate education. This critical review of the literature examines 10 multicultural instruments that are suitable for use in K-12 or higher education institutions. This is a novel literature review in that it is the first…

  6. Creative Thinking in Instrumental Classes.

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    Priest, Thomas

    2002-01-01

    Focuses on ways to develop student creative thinking, improvisation, and composition skills in instrumental classes. Provides suggestions, such as the importance of offering students creative opportunities, supplying examples, giving control to students, and encouraging expressive integrity. Includes a bibliography of resources for developing…

  7. An Instrument to Measure Anomia.

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    Moore, Allen B.

    1980-01-01

    Four hundred and eighty-six disadvantaged adults from North Carolina were the subjects in a study that factor-analyzed three instruments designed to measure anomia, yielding a 12-item unidimensional scale. (The refined combination scale is presented as of potential usefulness for research on the effects of educational intervention on anomia.) (LRA)

  8. Instrumentation for PIXE and RBS

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    The purpose of this document is to give an overview of instrumentation for PIXE and Rutherford backscattering analysis, including hardware and software needed to perform the analysis, including detectors, analyzers, data acquisition systems and data analysis software. It also provides some information on accelerators needed for these applications

  9. Concert Band Instrumentation: Realities and Remedies.

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    Rogers, George L.

    1991-01-01

    Suggests ways to solve problems resulting from imbalanced instrumentation in school concert bands. Identifies sources of imbalance. Encourages band directors to plan for correct instrumentation, to match students' characteristics and abilities to instruments, and to recruit students to play needed instruments. Discusses the benefits of balanced…

  10. Instrument Reporting Practices in Second Language Research

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    Derrick, Deirdre J.

    2016-01-01

    Second language (L2) researchers often have to develop or change the instruments they use to measure numerous constructs (Norris & Ortega, 2012). Given the prevalence of researcher-developed and -adapted data collection instruments, and given the profound effect instrumentation can have on results, thorough reporting of instrumentation is…

  11. 21 CFR 882.4525 - Microsurgical instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Microsurgical instrument. 882.4525 Section 882...) MEDICAL DEVICES NEUROLOGICAL DEVICES Neurological Surgical Devices § 882.4525 Microsurgical instrument. (a) Identification. A microsurgical instrument is a nonpowered surgical instrument used in neurological...

  12. 32 CFR 21.665 - Nonprocurement instrument.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Nonprocurement instrument. 21.665 Section 21.665... REGULATIONS DoD GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS-GENERAL MATTERS Definitions § 21.665 Nonprocurement instrument. A legal instrument other than a procurement contract. Examples include instruments of financial assistance, such...

  13. 14 CFR 25.1333 - Instrument systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Instrument systems. 25.1333 Section 25.1333... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES Equipment Instruments: Installation § 25.1333 Instrument systems. For systems that operate the instruments required by § 25.1303(b) which are located at each...

  14. 14 CFR 29.1333 - Instrument systems.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Instrument systems. 29.1333 Section 29.1333... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Equipment Instruments: Installation § 29.1333 Instrument systems. For systems that operate the required flight instruments which are located at each pilot's...

  15. Regeneration in brass wind instruments

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    Elliott, S. J.; Bowsher, J. M.

    1982-07-01

    This paper is concerned with the production of musical notes by the interaction between the lips of a player and a brass wind instrument. The mechanism of this non-linear oscillation, together with that in the voice and for woodwind instruments, is discussed and past theories reviewed. Each element in the interaction is then carefully delineated and reasonable approximations to the governing equations for the lip dynamics and flow conditions through the lip opening are deduced: the acoustic parameters of the instrument and pressure source from the lungs can be experimentally determined. In contrast to the case of woodwind instruments, for example, many of the important parameters controlling the interaction can vary over a wide range and are under the complete control of the player. The expressions describing each component of the interaction are then combined to form an overall theory of regeneration, following Helmholtz, which leads to a description of the conditions necessary for a note to be sustained, and to an expression describing the characteristic waveform of the mouthpiece pressure at low frequencies. Experimental measurements of this mouthpiece pressure are presented, together with measurements of the steady and alternating components of the pressure in the mouth, and of the velocity in the mouthpiece for blown notes on a trombone and trumpet. Good agreement was observed between the harmonics of the measured mouthpiece pressure and those deduced from theory. Measurements are presented of the intonation of a trombone, and the range and characteristics of notes "buzzed" on a mouthpiece alone are discussed. Finally the steady pressure in the mouth and the average flow down the instrument are used to calculate the average lip opening, and hence the effective mass of the moving parts of the lips for a variety of notes played on a trombone and trumpet.

  16. Analysis of instrumentation technology for SMART

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    It is necessary that development requirements, techniques to be developed, and development tasks and approach are established to develop the SMART instrumentation system. It is important to establish the development strategies for input for developing SMART instrumentation system. To meet above needs, the industry general and nuclear instrumentation techniques were analyzed and reviewed, respectively, based on the classification of instrumentation to analyze the industrial instrumentation techniques, and analysis results which described the inherent merits and demerits of each technique can be used for inputs to select the instruments for SMART. For the instrumentation techniques for nuclear environments, the major instrumentation techniques were reviewed, and the instrumentation system were established. The following development approaches were established based on the development requirements and the analysis results of research and development trends of industrial and nuclear instrumentation techniques. (author). 90 refs., 38 tabs., 33 figs

  17. Temperature documentation - instrument for quality assurance; Temperaturdokumentation - Instrument der Qualitaetssicherung

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    Hegglin, A. [Wurm AG, Winterthur (Switzerland)

    2000-10-01

    Important inspection points of a HACCP concept are the temperatures. On the basis of the demands for a systematic temperature documentation, the application of control systems and instruments is described by several examples. (orig.) [German] Wichtige Kontrollpunkte eines HACCP-Konzepts sind die Temperaturen. Ausgehend von den Anforderungen, die an eine systematische Temperaturedokumentation gestellt werden, wird der Einsatz geeigneter Regel- und Ueberwachungsgeraete an mehreren Beispielen erlaeutert. (orig.)

  18. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information August 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-09-09

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  19. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information April 2009

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    Voyles, JW

    2009-05-07

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  20. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information - June 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-06-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  1. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information July 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-08-13

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  2. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information May 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-05-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  3. ACRF Instrumentation Status and Information September 2009

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    JW Voyles

    2009-10-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  4. Robust Instrumentation[Water treatment for power plant]; Robust Instrumentering

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    Wik, Anders [Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Stockholm (Sweden)

    2003-08-01

    Cementa Slite Power Station is a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) with moderate steam data; 3.0 MPa and 420 deg C. The heat is recovered from Cementa, a cement industry, without any usage of auxiliary fuel. The Power station commenced operation in 2001. The layout of the plant is unusual, there are no similar in Sweden and very few world-wide, so the operational experiences are limited. In connection with the commissioning of the power plant a R and D project was identified with the objective to minimise the manpower needed for chemistry management of the plant. The lean chemistry management is based on robust instrumentation and chemical-free water treatment plant. The concept with robust instrumentation consists of the following components; choice of on-line instrumentation with a minimum of O and M and a chemical-free water treatment. The parameters are specific conductivity, cation conductivity, oxygen and pH. In addition to that, two fairly new on-line instruments were included; corrosion monitors and differential pH calculated from specific and cation conductivity. The chemical-free water treatment plant consists of softening, reverse osmosis and electro-deionisation. The operational experience shows that the cycle chemistry is not within the guidelines due to major problems with the operation of the power plant. These problems have made it impossible to reach steady state and thereby not viable to fully verify and validate the concept with robust instrumentation. From readings on the panel of the online analysers some conclusions may be drawn, e.g. the differential pH measurements have fulfilled the expectations. The other on-line analysers have been working satisfactorily apart from contamination with turbine oil, which has been noticed at least twice. The corrosion monitors seem to be working but the lack of trend curves from the mainframe computer system makes it hard to draw any clear conclusions. The chemical-free water treatment has met all

  5. Well-being and help-seeking: an exploratory study among final-year medical students Bem-estar e busca de ajuda: um estudo exploratório entre alunos de medicina ao final curso

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    Paula Bertozzi de Oliveira e Sousa Leão

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Doubts, competitiveness and preparation for the residency examination increase stress and insecurity at the end of medical course. Well-being is very important at this point, but it is known that medical students are reluctant to seek help, particularly for emotional problems. This study investigated the relationship among well-being, perceived needs and help-seeking in final-year students. METHODS: Well-being was assessed using Beck's Inventories of Anxiety (BAI and Depression (BDI and the WHOQOL-brief (quality of life. A questionnaire was used to assess perceived needs and medical school support resources. RESULTS: The students reported good quality of life (68% but presented anxiety (27%, depression (20% and impaired social functioning. Fifty-one percent of the students acknowledged academic needs and 25% psychological needs. Only a portion of the students with anxiety and depression or bad quality of life used the institutional support. Female gender, perceived psychological needs and anxiety symptoms were associated to the use of the Mental Health Service. Satisfaction with mentoring relationships and positive changes were associated to Mentoring attendance. CONCLUSION: There are different factors involved in help-seeking and identifying specificities in the use of institutional support resources can help to develop strategies to sensitize students about help-seeking during the medical courseOBJETIVO: Dúvidas, competição e o exame de residência aumentam o estresse e a insegurança ao final do curso; entretanto, sabe-se que alunos de Medicina são resistentes a procurar ajuda, especialmente para problemas emocionais. Este estudo investigou a relação entre bem-estar, percepção de necessidades e busca de ajuda entre alunos do último ano do curso médico. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se os Inventários Beck (ansiedade e depressão, o WHOQOL-breve (qualidade de vida e um questionário para avaliar necessidades e o uso dos recursos de

  6. Radioisotope-applied measuring instruments

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    Fuji Electric developed a new type detector for gamma thickness gauges, inner-mill housing gamma thickness gauges at hot plate mills and tube-wall thickness gauges at hot seamless tube mills. This detector attained much higher gamma counting and much lower drift than our former detectors. We plan to apply this detector to our new type thickness gauges and also renewal of now working thickness gauges at customer's site. In addition, we developed a soil mass measuring instrument for on-line measurement of cutting soil mass in a waste water tube in shield tunneling. This instrument is free from legal control and can be used in every field of civil engineering. (author)

  7. Surface Meteorological Instrumentation for BOBMEX

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    G S Bhat; S Ameenulla

    2000-06-01

    Although India has a long experience in ship-borne experiments and oceanographic instrumentation, the atmospheric component has not received much attention in the past. In this paper, the basis of the atmospheric instrumentation system assembled for use on board ORV Sagar Kanya for the BOBMEX- Pilot experiment is described along with some representative results. Wherever possible, Woods Hole's IMET recommendations for meteorological sensors for applications in the marine environment have been followed to keep our measurements in par with international standards. The sensors were tested during the BOBMEX-Pilot experiment and all sensors worked well. Velocity, humidity and temperature data have been successfully collected using fast sensors. It is shown that the component due to the ship's pitching motion can be removed from the measured vertical velocity by making use of an accelerometer. This makes it possible to calculate the surface fluxes by direct methods.

  8. Instrumentation for atmospheric ion measurements

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    Aplin, K L

    2005-01-01

    Small ions are part of the atmospheric aerosol spectrum, and study of ion-aerosol interactions is fundamental in atmospheric physics. Air ion physics and instrumentation are reviewed, including the historical context. A miniaturised Gerdien condenser for ion measurement, operating in situ to minimise inlet errors, is described. Two operating modes using independent current and voltage decay measurements are employed. A more sophisticated self-calibrating and fully programmable ion mobility spectrometer (PIMS) based on the same principles, is also discussed. Detailed analysis of error terms and application of new technology is demonstrated to greatly improve its capability. Self-consistent experimental approaches, including ionisation and ion concentration instruments, are used for calibration. In developing and characterising the individual components of the PIMS, favourable and unfavourable operating regimes are identified: this approach can also be applied to other aspiration ion counting techniques. Use of...

  9. L'instrument de musique

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    Boissière, Anne; Bricout, Romain; Desjacques, Alain; Dewitte, Jacques; Girard, Johan; Joly, Bernard; Kaddour, Fériel; Kintzler, Catherine; Lacombe, Hervé; Levinson, Jerrold; Massin, Marianne; Sabot, Philippe; Sève, Bernard

    2011-01-01

    Le présent numéro est issu d’un séminaire intitulé « L’instrument de musique. Approches ontologiques et esthétiques », tenu durant les années 2008-2009 et 2009-2010 dans le cadre de l’UMR 8163, « Savoirs, Textes, Langage », et animé par Bernard Sève. Étudié par les physiciens, les musicologues, les historiens des arts et des techniques, l’instrument de musique est largement négligé par les philosophes de l’art. Les dix études ici réunies sont dues à des chercheurs dont les travaux s’inscriven...

  10. Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation in Proteomics

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    Sprenger, Richard Remko; Roepstorff, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Mass spectrometry has evolved into a crucial technology for the field of proteomics, enabling the comprehensive study of proteins in biological systems. Innovative developments have yielded flexible and versatile mass spectrometric tools, including quadrupole time-of-flight, linear ion trap, Orbi....... In terms of desired outcome, cost and time, combining and choosing between available instrumentation and methodologies is key to find the best analytical strategy suiting a particular proteomics experiment....

  11. Pile Instrumentation Using Retrievable Sensors

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    Faisal H. Ali; Bujang B.K. Huat; Lee S. Kai

    2008-01-01

    Strain gauges are normally used to monitor the shortening or compression of pile during static pile load test. For concrete spun pile, the technique used either by incorporating high temperature-resistant strain gauges into the heat-cured production process of the spun piles or by installing an instrumented steel pipe into the hollow core of the spun piles followed by cement grout infilling. The former is extremely unpopular due to high cost of these gauges and the uncertainty over their abil...

  12. Instrumentation of the fast detector

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    Barczyk, A.; Malgeri, L.; Casella, C.; Pohl, M.; Deiters, K.; Dick, P.; Berdugo, J.; Casaus, J.; Mana, C.; Marin, J.; Martinez, G.; Sanchez, E.; Willmott, C.

    2008-01-01

    The Fiber Active Scintillator Target (FAST) is an imaging particle detector intended for high precision muon lifetime measurement. This measurement will lead to a determination of the Fermi coupling constant (GF) with an uncertainty of 1 ppm, one order of magnitude better than the current world average. This contribution presents a description of the detector instrumentation and the first results, which have validated the design of the system.

  13. Instrument Measures Shift In Focus

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    Steimle, Lawrence J.

    1992-01-01

    Optical components tested at wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared. Focus-shift-measuring instrument easy to use. Operated in lighted room, without having to make delicate adjustments while peering through microscope. Measures distance along which focal point of converging beam of light shifted by introduction of nominally plane parallel optical component into beam. Intended primarily for measuring focus shifts produced by windows and filters at wavelengths from 120 to 1,100 nanometers. Portable, compact, and relatively inexpensive for degree of precision.

  14. Measuring instruments of corporate reputation

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    Damir Grgić

    2008-01-01

    The subject of this paper is focused on the instruments for the measurement of corporate reputation. Recent research of the elements which influence the success of a company shows a growing interest in intangible values. Corporate reputation itself has been identified as one of the key intangible assets which create the company’s added value. Understanding of the importance of corporate reputation has been determined as a significant component of the company’s competitiveness, that is, of its...

  15. Instrumented DMT: review and analysis

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    Shen, Hao; Haegeman, Wim; Peiffer, Herman

    2015-01-01

    Following the research of the Marchetti DMT, instrumented DMTs have been fabricated and investigated for different purposes such as automatic data acquisition, better understanding of the standard Marchetti DMT, dealing with difficult soils or achieving soil stiffness at additional strain levels. In this article, the modification to the displacement measurement and pore-pressure system are reviewed, and a quantitative research on pressure-displacement curves and unload-reload modulus is prese...

  16. High resolution tomographic instrument development

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    Our recent work has concentrated on the development of high-resolution PET instrumentation reflecting in part the growing importance of PET in nuclear medicine imaging. We have developed a number of positron imaging instruments and have the distinction that every instrument has been placed in operation and has had an extensive history of application for basic research and clinical study. The present program is a logical continuation of these earlier successes. PCR-I, a single ring positron tomograph was the first demonstration of analog coding using BGO. It employed 4 mm detectors and is currently being used for a wide range of biological studies. These are of immense importance in guiding the direction for future instruments. In particular, PCR-II, a volume sensitive positron tomograph with 3 mm spatial resolution has benefited greatly from the studies using PCR-I. PCR-II is currently in the final stages of assembly and testing and will shortly be placed in operation for imaging phantoms, animals and ultimately humans. Perhaps the most important finding resulting from our previous study is that resolution and sensitivity must be carefully balanced to achieve a practical high resolution system. PCR-II has been designed to have the detection characteristics required to achieve 3 mm resolution in human brain under practical imaging situations. The development of algorithms by the group headed by Dr. Chesler is based on a long history of prior study including his joint work with Drs. Pelc and Reiderer and Stearns. This body of expertise will be applied to the processing of data from PCR-II when it becomes operational

  17. Assessing Addiction: Concepts and Instruments

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    Samet, Sharon; Waxman, Rachel; Hatzenbuehler, Mark; Hasin, Deborah S.

    2007-01-01

    Efficient, organized assessment of substance use disorders is essential for clinical research, treatment planning, and referral to adjunctive services. In this article, we discuss the basic concepts of formalized assessment for substance abuse and addiction, as established by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, and describe six widely used structured assessment instruments. Our aim is to help researchers and clinical programs identify the ins...

  18. SMAP Instrument Mechanical System Engineering

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    Slimko, Eric; French, Richard; Riggs, Benjamin

    2013-01-01

    The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, scheduled for launch by the end of 2014, is being developed to measure the soil moisture and soil freeze/thaw state on a global scale over a three-year period. The accuracy, resolution, and global coverage of SMAP measurements are invaluable across many science and applications disciplines including hydrology, climate, carbon cycle, and the meteorological, environment, and ecology applications communities. The SMAP observatory is composed of a despun bus and a spinning instrument platform that includes both a deployable 6 meter aperture low structural frequency Astromesh reflector and a spin control system. The instrument section has engendered challenging mechanical system issues associated with the antenna deployment, flexible antenna pointing in the context of a multitude of disturbances, spun section mass properties, spin control system development, and overall integration with the flight system on both mechanical and control system levels. Moreover, the multitude of organizations involved, including two major vendors providing the spin subsystem and reflector boom assembly plus the flight system mechanical and guidance, navigation, and control teams, has led to several unique system engineering challenges. Capturing the key physics associated with the function of the flight system has been challenging due to the many different domains that are applicable. Key interfaces and operational concepts have led to complex negotiations because of the large number of organizations that integrate with the instrument mechanical system. Additionally, the verification and validation concerns associated with the mechanical system have had required far-reaching involvement from both the flight system and other subsystems. The SMAP instrument mechanical systems engineering issues and their solutions are described in this paper.

  19. High resolution tomographic instrument development

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    1992-08-01

    Our recent work has concentrated on the development of high-resolution PET instrumentation reflecting in part the growing importance of PET in nuclear medicine imaging. We have developed a number of positron imaging instruments and have the distinction that every instrument has been placed in operation and has had an extensive history of application for basic research and clinical study. The present program is a logical continuation of these earlier successes. PCR-I, a single ring positron tomograph was the first demonstration of analog coding using BGO. It employed 4 mm detectors and is currently being used for a wide range of biological studies. These are of immense importance in guiding the direction for future instruments. In particular, PCR-II, a volume sensitive positron tomograph with 3 mm spatial resolution has benefited greatly from the studies using PCR-I. PCR-II is currently in the final stages of assembly and testing and will shortly be placed in operation for imaging phantoms, animals and ultimately humans. Perhaps the most important finding resulting from our previous study is that resolution and sensitivity must be carefully balanced to achieve a practical high resolution system. PCR-II has been designed to have the detection characteristics required to achieve 3 mm resolution in human brain under practical imaging situations. The development of algorithms by the group headed by Dr. Chesler is based on a long history of prior study including his joint work with Drs. Pelc and Reiderer and Stearns. This body of expertise will be applied to the processing of data from PCR-II when it becomes operational.

  20. High resolution tomographic instrument development

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    1992-01-01

    Our recent work has concentrated on the development of high-resolution PET instrumentation reflecting in part the growing importance of PET in nuclear medicine imaging. We have developed a number of positron imaging instruments and have the distinction that every instrument has been placed in operation and has had an extensive history of application for basic research and clinical study. The present program is a logical continuation of these earlier successes. PCR-I, a single ring positron tomograph was the first demonstration of analog coding using BGO. It employed 4 mm detectors and is currently being used for a wide range of biological studies. These are of immense importance in guiding the direction for future instruments. In particular, PCR-II, a volume sensitive positron tomograph with 3 mm spatial resolution has benefited greatly from the studies using PCR-I. PCR-II is currently in the final stages of assembly and testing and will shortly be placed in operation for imaging phantoms, animals and ultimately humans. Perhaps the most important finding resulting from our previous study is that resolution and sensitivity must be carefully balanced to achieve a practical high resolution system. PCR-II has been designed to have the detection characteristics required to achieve 3 mm resolution in human brain under practical imaging situations. The development of algorithms by the group headed by Dr. Chesler is based on a long history of prior study including his joint work with Drs. Pelc and Reiderer and Stearns. This body of expertise will be applied to the processing of data from PCR-II when it becomes operational.

  1. Miniaturized RF Remote Sensing Instruments

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    Brady, James; McEachron, Greg

    1995-01-01

    Until recently, miniaturization of RF remote sensing instruments has not been cost effective. Aperture size has governed launch vehicle selection and spacecraft mass has been well within margins. However, as technologies improve for miniature spacecraft, multiple spacecraft can fit within small launch vehicle shrouds. Down-sizing payloads is now advantageous. E-Systems is applying state-of the- art technologies to significantly reduce the size and weight of RF remote sensing payload electroni...

  2. When Good Instruments Go Bad

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    Emek Basker

    2007-01-01

    This note examines the instrumental variables method used by Neumark, Zhang, and Ciccarella (2005) to analyze Wal-Mart's effect on retail labor markets, and exposes major flaws in that methodology. Neumark, Zhang, and Ciccarella use an interaction between distance from Wal-Mart's headquarters and time effects to predict Wal-Mart's presence in a county, and find that each Wal-Mart store destroys, on average, approximately 200 retail jobs. These findings are in stark contrast to Basker (2005) w...

  3. Virtual Instrumentation in Biomedical Equipment

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    Tiago Faustino Andrade

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the assessment of body composition by estimating the percentage of body fat has a great impact in many fields such as nutrition, health, sports, chronic diseases and others. The main purpose for this work is the development of a virtual instrument that permits more effective assessment of body fat, automatic data processing, recording results and storage in a database, with high potential to conduct new studies, http://lipotool.com.

  4. Measuring instruments of corporate reputation

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    Damir Grgić

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The subject of this paper is focused on the instruments for the measurement of corporate reputation. Recent research of the elements which influence the success of a company shows a growing interest in intangible values. Corporate reputation itself has been identified as one of the key intangible assets which create the company’s added value. Understanding of the importance of corporate reputation has been determined as a significant component of the company’s competitiveness, that is, of its competitive edge. Reputation is a normal part of our life and an integral part of our society. Our interest in the honesty and integrity of others is firmly established in all cultures and nowadays the focus of this interest is switching increasingly on companies. Corporate reputation can be acquired by means of strong, well-developed strategies, which are crucial for the opinion of stakeholders regarding future stability and competitive sustainability of the company. On the other hand, it should be emphasized that in order to manage it, corporate reputation has to be measured first. However, although the concept of corporate reputation is universally accepted and its significance has been recognized especially in the last two decades, the process of its measurement is still at an early stage and there is no universally accepted instrument for its measurement. Therefore, the author of this paper gives an overview of the instruments used for the measurement of corporate reputation which have gained a foothold through former practical usage.

  5. Geotechnical instrumentation for repository shafts

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    The US Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act in 1980, which required that three distinctly different geologic media be investigated as potential candidate sites for the permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste. The three media that were selected for study were basalt (WA), salt (TX, LA, MS, UT), and tuff (NV). Preliminary Exploratory Shaft Facilities (ESF) designs were prepared for seven candidate salt sites, including bedded and domal salt environments. A bedded-salt site was selected in Deaf Smith County, TX for detailed site characterization studies and ESF Final Design. Although Congress terminated the Salt Repository Program in 1988, Final Design for the Deaf Smith ESF was completed, and much of the design rationale can be applied to subsequent deep repository shafts. This paper presents the rationale for the geotechnical instrumentation that was designed for construction and operational performance monitoring of the deep shafts of the in-situ test facility. The instrumentation design described herein can be used as a general framework in designing subsequent instrumentation programs for future high-level nuclear waste repository shafts

  6. The Polar Plasma Wave Instrument

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    Gurnett, D. A.; Persoon, A. M.; Randall, R. F.; Odem, D. L.; Remington, S. L.; Averkamp, T. F.; Debower, M. M.; Hospodarsky, G. B.; Huff, R. L.; Kirchner, D. L.; Mitchell, M. A.; Pham, B. T.; Phillips, J. R.; Schintler, W. J.; Sheyko, P.; Tomash, D. R.

    1995-02-01

    The Plasma Wave Instrument on the Polar spacecraft is designed to provide measurements of plasma waves in the Earth's polar regions over the frequency range from 0.1 Hz to 800 kHz. Three orthogonal electric dipole antennas are used to detect electric fields, two in the spin plane and one aligned along the spacecraft spin axis. A magnetic loop antenna and a triaxial magnetic search coil antenna are used to detect magnetic fields. Signals from these antennas are processed by five receiver systems: a wideband receiver, a high-frequency waveform receiver, a low-frequency waveform receiver, two multichannel analyzers; and a pair of sweep frequency receivers. Compared to previous plasma wave instruments, the Polar plasma wave instrument has several new capabilities. These include (1) an expanded frequency range to improve coverage of both low- and high-frequency wave phenomena, (2) the ability to simultaneously capture signals from six orthogonal electric and magnetic field sensors, and (3) a digital wideband receiver with up to 8-bit resolution and sample rates as high as 249k samples s-1.

  7. The APEX-SZ Instrument

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    Schwan, Daniel; Basu, Kaustuv; Bender, Amy N; Bertoldi, Frank; Cho, Hsaio-Mei; Chon, Guyong; Clarke, John; Dobbs, Matt; Ferrusca, Daniel; Gusten, Rolfe; Halverson, Nils W; Holzapfel, William L; Horellou, Cathy; Johansson, Daniel; Johnson, Bradley R; Kennedy, James; Kermish, Zigmund; Kneissl, Ruediger; Lanting, Trevor; Lee, Adrian T; Lueker, Martin; Mehl, Jared; Menten, Karl M; Muders, Dirk; Pacaud, Florian; Plagge, Thomas; Reichardt, Christian L; Richards, Paul L; Schaaf, Rienhold; Schilke, Peter; Sommer, Martin W; Spieler, Helmuth; Tucker, Carole; Weiss, Axel; Westbrook, Benjamin; Zahn, Oliver

    2010-01-01

    The APEX-SZ instrument is a millimeter-wave cryogenic receiver designed to observe galaxy clusters via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect from the 12 m APEX telescope on the Atacama plateau in Chile. The receiver contains a focal plane of 280 superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) bolometers instrumented with a frequency-domain multiplexed readout system. The bolometers are cooled to 280 mK via a three-stage helium sorption refrigerator and a mechanical pulse-tube cooler. Three warm mirrors, two 4 K lenses, and a horn array couple the TES bolometers to the telescope. APEX-SZ observes in a single frequency band at 150 GHz with 1' angular resolution and a 22' field-of-view, all well suited for cluster mapping. The APEX-SZ receiver has played a key role in the introduction of several new technologies including TES bolometers, the frequency-domain multiplexed readout, and the use of a pulse-tube cooler with bolometers. As a result of these new technologies, the instrument has a higher instantaneous sensitivity a...

  8. TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR: National Instruments

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    Monique Duval

    2004-01-01

    From 9:30 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs - Council Chamber, Salle B, Salle des Pas Perdus National Instruments (NI) on Tour 2004 Claudia Jüngel, Evrem Yarkin, Joel Clerc, Hervé Baour / NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS The special event NI on Tour 2004, run in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will be at CERN on March 30. Technical seminars and free introductory courses will be offered all day long in the Council Chamber, Salle B, and Salle des Pas Perdus (buildings 61 and 503). Data acquisition systems on PCs, industrial measurement and control techniques, advanced LabVIEW software and PXI instrumentation, and system components for tests and automation will be presented. Walk-in courses will address DIAdem, LabVIEW and data acquisition. Language: English and French Free seminars and courses, no registration Organisers: Rolf Stampfli / IT-CO / 78102 & 160367 / Rolf.Stampfli@cern.ch Davide Vitè / HR-PMD-ATT / 75141 Davide.Vite@cern.ch For more information and the complete event programme, please visit the...

  9. High-temperature borehole instrumentation

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    Dennis, B.R.; Koczan, S.P.; Stephani, E.L.

    1985-10-01

    A new method of extracting natural heat from the earth's crust was invented at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1970. It uses fluid pressures (hydraulic fracturing) to produce cracks that connect two boreholes drilled into hot rock formations of low initial permeability. Pressurized water is then circulated through this connected underground loop to extract heat from the rock and bring it to the surface. The creation of the fracture reservior began with drilling boreholes deep within the Precambrian basement rock at the Fenton Hill Test Site. Hydraulic fracturing, flow testing, and well-completion operations required unique wellbore measurements using downhole instrumentation systems that would survive the very high borehole temperatures, 320/sup 0/C (610/sup 0/F). These instruments were not available in the oil and gas industrial complex, so the Los Alamos National Laboratory initiated an intense program upgrading existing technology where applicable, subcontracting materials and equipment development to industrial manufactures, and using the Laboratory resource to develop the necessary downhole instruments to meet programmatic schedules. 60 refs., 11 figs.

  10. Seleção e análise de estímulos na tarefa de busca visual Stimuli selection and analysis in the visual search task

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    Joaquim Carlos Rossini

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A capacidade de processar simultaneamente vários estágios cognitivos ainda é motivo de discordância entre os modelos que tentam compreender o processamento da informação visual. Muitos resultados experimentais apontam basicamente duas maneiras possíveis de fluxo da informação entre estágios de processamento: uma discreta e outra contínua. No presente estudo, dois experimentos foram delineados para investigar se a informação inicialmente descartada, em um estágio pré-atentivo, pode influenciar o processamento atentivo da informação selecionada em uma tarefa de busca visual. De maneira geral, os resultados observados nestes experimentos mostram que os estímulos inicialmente descartados em um processo automático de seleção não interferem no processamento atentivo dos estímulos na tarefa de busca visual. Este resultado apóia os modelos que predizem uma seleção precoce dos elementos relevantes para o processamento atentivo e uma transmissão discreta da informação entre os estágios cognitivos de processamento.The capacity of processing several cognitive stages simultaneously still generates a considerable disagreement among models that try to understand the processing of visual information. Many experimental results suggest two main possibilities for the information flow between information processing stages: a discrete or a continuous flow. Two experiments have in the present study to investigate were designed attentional processing whether the information at first discarded in a pre-attentive state can influence the of selected information in a visual search task. The results show that the stimuli initially discarded in an automatic process of selection do not interfere in the attention all processing of stimuli in a visual search. The results support the models that predict an early selection of the relevant stimuli and a discrete transmission of the information between the cognitive processing stages.

  11. Survey instrument response to beta radiations

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    Available survey instruments do not have the beta measurement characteristics needed for accurate dose rate assessments. Such instruments have severe angular and energy dependence. In addition, beta measurements often require corrections for the source geometry response of the detector to permit accurate assessments. Studies were performed to characterize present instruments and to determine optimum characteristics for a field instrument. Results of the studies were used to specify and procure an instrument with improved characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of the studies and the design of the instrument

  12. Survey instrument response to beta radiations

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    Available survey instruments do not have the beta measurement characteristics needed for accurate dose rate assessments. Such instruments have severe angular and energy dependence. In addition, beta measurements often require corrections for the source geometry response of the detector to permit accurate assessments. Studies were performed to characterize present instruments and to determine optimum characteristics for a field instrument. Results of the studies were used to specify and procure an instrument with improved characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of the studies and the design of the instrument. 6 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs

  13. Rediseño de un sitio web como sistema de información mediante la arquitectura de información: en busca del fortalecimiento de la comunicación

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    Ginnette Calvo Guillén

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se describen las acciones realizadas a través de una investigación que desarrolla el rediseño del sitio web de la Escuela de Bibliotecología y Ciencias de la Información (EBCI de la Universidad de Costa Rica a través del empleo de la arquitectura de la información y del enfoque de sistema de información, a fin de que se proyecte como un proceso integral, sistemático y continuo. Se busca mejorar la divulgación del quehacer de la Escuela y fortalecer la comunicación con sus estudiantes, docentes y administrativos. La investigación forma parte de un proyecto de mejoramiento que surge a raíz de la identificación de una serie de debilidades en el proceso de autoevaluación de las carreras del periodo 2007-2012. Finalmente, se presenta el grado de avance del proyecto y su impacto a nivel organizacional.

  14. Flexible Developing System for Modern Instrument Manufacturing

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    2008-01-01

    The modern instrument manufacturing has many features, such as high technologies, multiple varieties and small quantities. Aiming at those features, an instrumentation flexible developing system (IFDS) is presented. It constitutes a kind of opening, compatible, extensible and upgradeable flexible developing system, and it will offer a kind of technology equipment for the research and development of new modern instrument products. Its flexible mechanism is able to be suited for different and special requirements of many instrument systems, and its system integrated mechanism is able to adapt to common technological features of most instrument systems. It is IFDS that makes it easy to accomplish a quick system integration of instrument products. IFDS solves key technological problems related to modern instruments development, develops multiple systems for modern instrument development and accomplishes rapid development of series of new products.

  15. Pointing compensation system for spacecraft instruments

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    Plescia, Carl T. (Inventor); Gamble, Donald W. (Inventor)

    1987-01-01

    A closed loop system reduces pointing errors in one or more spacecraft instruments. Associated with each instrument is a electronics package (3) for commanding motion in that instrument and a pointing control system (5) for imparting motion in that instrument in response to a command (4) from the commanding package (3). Spacecraft motion compensation logic (25) compensates for instrument pointing errors caused by instrument-motion-induced spacecraft motion. Any finite number of instruments can be so compensated, by providing each pointing control system (5) and each commanding package (3), for the instruments desired to be compensated, with a link to the spacecraft motion compensation logic (25). The spacecraft motion compensation logic (25) is an electronic manifestation of the algebraic negative of a model of the dynamics of motion of the spacecraft. An example of a suitable model, and computer-simulated results, are presented.

  16. Encapsulation process sterilizes and preserves surgical instruments

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    Montgomery, L. C.; Morelli, F. A.

    1964-01-01

    Ethylene oxide is blended with an organic polymer to form a sterile material for encapsulating surgical instruments. The material does not bond to metal and can be easily removed when the instruments are needed.

  17. Multimodality instrument for tissue characterization

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    Mah, Robert W. (Inventor); Andrews, Russell J. (Inventor)

    2004-01-01

    A system with multimodality instrument for tissue identification includes a computer-controlled motor driven heuristic probe with a multisensory tip. For neurosurgical applications, the instrument is mounted on a stereotactic frame for the probe to penetrate the brain in a precisely controlled fashion. The resistance of the brain tissue being penetrated is continually monitored by a miniaturized strain gauge attached to the probe tip. Other modality sensors may be mounted near the probe tip to provide real-time tissue characterizations and the ability to detect the proximity of blood vessels, thus eliminating errors normally associated with registration of pre-operative scans, tissue swelling, elastic tissue deformation, human judgement, etc., and rendering surgical procedures safer, more accurate, and efficient. A neural network program adaptively learns the information on resistance and other characteristic features of normal brain tissue during the surgery and provides near real-time modeling. A fuzzy logic interface to the neural network program incorporates expert medical knowledge in the learning process. Identification of abnormal brain tissue is determined by the detection of change and comparison with previously learned models of abnormal brain tissues. The operation of the instrument is controlled through a user friendly graphical interface. Patient data is presented in a 3D stereographics display. Acoustic feedback of selected information may optionally be provided. Upon detection of the close proximity to blood vessels or abnormal brain tissue, the computer-controlled motor immediately stops probe penetration. The use of this system will make surgical procedures safer, more accurate, and more efficient. Other applications of this system include the detection, prognosis and treatment of breast cancer, prostate cancer, spinal diseases, and use in general exploratory surgery.

  18. Tevatron instrumentation: boosting collider performance

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    Shiltsev, Vladimir; Jansson, Andreas; Moore, Ronald; /Fermilab

    2006-05-01

    The Tevatron in Collider Run II (2001-present) is operating with six times more bunches, many times higher beam intensities and luminosities than in Run I (1992-1995). Beam diagnostics were crucial for the machine start-up and the never-ending luminosity upgrade campaign. We present the overall picture of the Tevatron diagnostics development for Run II, outline machine needs for new instrumentation, present several notable examples that led to Tevatron performance improvements, and discuss the lessons for the next big machines--LHC and ILC.

  19. Compact Instruments Measure Heat Potential

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    2009-01-01

    Based in Huntsville, Alabama, AZ Technology Inc. is a woman- and veteran-owned business that offers expertise in electromechanical-optical design and advanced coatings. AZ Technology has received eight Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts with Marshall Space Flight Center for the development of spectral reflectometers and the measurement of surface thermal properties. The company uses a variety of measurement services and instruments, including the Spectrafire, a portable spectral emissometer it used to assist General Electric with the design of its award-winning Giraffe Warmer for neonatal intensive care units.

  20. Financial instrument pricing using C++

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    Duffy, Daniel J

    2004-01-01

    One of the best languages for the development of financial engineering and instrument pricing applications is C++. This book has several features that allow developers to write robust, flexible and extensible software systems. The book is an ANSI/ISO standard, fully object-oriented and interfaces with many third-party applications. It has support for templates and generic programming, massive reusability using templates (?write once?) and support for legacy C applications. In this book, author Daniel J. Duffy brings C++ to the next level by applying it to the design and implementation of class

  1. Experimenting with brass musical instruments

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    Lo Presto, Michael C.

    2003-07-01

    With the aid of microcomputer hardware and software for the introductory physics laboratory, I have developed several experiments dealing with the properties of brass musical instruments that could be used when covering sound anywhere from an introductory physics laboratory to a course in musical acoustics, or even independent studies. The results of these experiments demonstrate in a quantitative fashion the effects of the mouthpiece and bell on the frequencies of the sound waves and thus the musical pitches produced. Most introductory sources only discuss these effects qualitatively.

  2. Condensation Particle Counter Instrument Handbook

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    Kuang, C. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-02-01

    The Model 3772 CPC is a compact, rugged, and full-featured instrument that detects airborne particles down to 10 nm in diameter, at an aerosol flow rate of 1.0 lpm, over a concentration range from 0 to 1x104 #/cc. This CPC is ideally suited for applications without high concentration measurements, such as basic aerosol research, filter and air-cleaner testing, particle counter calibrations, environmental monitoring, mobile aerosol studies, particle shedding and component testing, and atmospheric and climate studies.

  3. Rapidly Adaptable Instrumentation Tester (RAIT)

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    Emerging technologies in the field of ''Test ampersand Measurement'' have recently enabled the development of the Rapidly Adaptable Instrumentation Tester (RAIT). Based on software developed with LabVIEW, the RAIT design enables quick reconfiguration to test and calibrate a wide variety of telemetry systems. The consequences of inadequate testing could be devastating if a telemetry system were to fail during an expensive flight mission. Supporting both open-bench testing as well as automated test sequences, the RAIT has significantly lowered total time required to test and calibrate a system. This has resulted in an overall lower per unit testing cost than has been achievable in the past

  4. IAEA safeguards instrumentation: Development, implementation and control

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    Extensive development efforts over the last 5 years have produced a number of new instruments to help the IAEA meet its safeguards obligations. Implementation of these new instruments is proceeding at a necessarily slower pace. To optimize the performance and reliability of the instrumentation systems when used in safeguards applications, increasing attention is needed to be spent on performance monitoring and control of the instruments. (author)

  5. Introduction to beam instrumentation and diagnostics

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    Jones, R; Lefevre, T; Schmickler, H; Wittenburg, K

    2014-01-01

    These lectures aim to describe instruments and methods used for measuring beam parameters in particle accelerators. Emphasis will be given to new detection and analysis techniques in each field of accelerator instrumentation. A clear distinction is made be tween ‘instrumentation’ , the design and construction of the instruments themselves , and ‘diagnostics’ , the use of the data from these instruments for running and improving the performance of the accelerator.

  6. The scientific use of technological instruments

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    Boon, Mieke; Hansson, Sven Ove

    2015-01-01

    One of the most obvious ways in which the natural sciences depend on technology is through the use of instruments. This chapter presents a philosophical analysis of the role of technological instruments in science. Two roles of technological instruments in scientific practices are distinguished: the

  7. Report of the Instrumentation Service - Annex C

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    This report describes the tasks and organizational structure of the Instrumentation service. The most important task of this Service is control and maintenance of the reactor control and protection instruments, operation control, and dosimetry system. Besides data about this basic instrumentation, the report includes data about control and maintenance of other electronic equipment related to experimental facilities

  8. 21 CFR 882.4560 - Stereotaxic instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Stereotaxic instrument. 882.4560 Section 882.4560...) MEDICAL DEVICES NEUROLOGICAL DEVICES Neurological Surgical Devices § 882.4560 Stereotaxic instrument. (a) Identification. A stereotaxic instrument is a device consisting of a rigid frame with a calibrated...

  9. 21 CFR 864.5400 - Coagulation instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Coagulation instrument. 864.5400 Section 864.5400 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED....5400 Coagulation instrument. (a) Identification. A coagulation instrument is an automated...

  10. Adult Perspectives of Learning Musical Instruments

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    Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo

    2015-01-01

    This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…

  11. Industrial Instrument Mechanic. Occupational Analyses Series.

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    Dean, Ann; Zagorac, Mike; Bumbaka, Nick

    This analysis covers tasks performed by an industrial instrument mechanic, an occupational title some provinces and territories of Canada have also identified as industrial instrumentation and instrument mechanic. A guide to analysis discusses development, structure, and validation method; scope of the occupation; trends; and safety. To facilitate…

  12. Nuclear instrumentation for societal applications

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    Every Nuclear Instrumentation System (NIS) is basically configured keeping in mind the target radiations that one is after and the end goals that the NIS has to meet. Target radiations could include, either individually or in combination, photons (γ), electrons (e-), positrons (e+), protons (p), neutrons (n), muons (μ), pions (π), alpha (α), ions (x+), neutrinos and so on. By a proper choice of front end detectors (such as a gas based ionization chamber, a solid state detector, a scintillator backed up by a photomultiplier tube, a nuclear reaction based detector and so on) supported by suitable electronics as well as software to process the output electrical signals, the designer has to ensure that the end goals of NIS are realised. Over the past few decades NI systems have seen remarkable advances and while areas related to nuclear energy, particle accelerators, radiation surveillance applications etc., which are the primary thrust of this 'National Symposium on Nuclear Instrumentation', will be covered by other speakers, in this talk we will endeavour to address use of NIS that are directly linked to societal benefits. In particular, we will cover applications in the areas of medical diagnosis, agriculture, mineral and oil prospecting investigation, hydrological and geochemical studies etc. Building NI systems for such applications, however, not only pose new challenges, but also offer tremendous opportunities, which will be highlighted during the talk. (author)

  13. New Advances in TXRF Instrumentation

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    The development of TXRF instruments from the first designs used in scientific research and prototypes for wide use in analytical application to most recent products will be presented. In particular the steps of increasing the flux of photons reaching the sample, using sources most convenient for TXRF - high power standing anodes tubes, rotating anode tubes, simultaneous multiple beam excitation, synchrotron radiation, special anode materials as binary alloys or Si- will be described in detail. Improvements of the defection limits achievable by modification of the spectral distribution as the use of single and double reflectors for high energy cut off or monochromatization by single crystals and multilayered structures and X-Ray optics will be discussed. The TXRF attachment module and the design of vacuum chambers with all the necessary components for efficient TXRF inside to achieve optimised conditions for the determination of light, medium and high Z elements will be presented and discussed. TXRF equipment commercially available for industrial application, mainly for routine Si wafer surface inspection and for the other topic high sample throughput chemical analysis on the ultra-trace element level. Features and main characteristics ot these instruments, purpose of application will be described and practical information about availability and contacts are given. Recent results about advantages of other reflector materials than the commoly used quartz reflectors will be shown in particular with a new sample preparation technique using electrochemical deposition with extreme high enrichment factors. Detection limits achievable under favourable condition reach the fg level for medium and low Z elements

  14. The TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI)

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    Veefkind, Pepijn; Kleipool, Quintus; Aben, Ilse; Levelt, Pieternel

    2015-04-01

    The Copernicus Sentinel 5 Precursor (S5P), scheduled for launch in 2016, is the first of the sentinels dedicated to monitoring of the atmospheric composition. The main application areas of the mission are air quality, climate and the ozone layer. The single payload of the S5P mission is TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI). TROPOMI is a nadir viewing shortwave spectrometer that will measure in the UV-visible wavelength range (270-500 nm), the near infrared (710-770 nm) and the shortwave infrared (2314-2382 nm). TROPOMI will have an unprecedented spatial resolution of about 7x7 km2 at nadir. The spatial resolution is combined with a wide swath to allow for daily global coverage. The high spatial resolution serves two goals: (1) emissions sources can be detected with more accuracy and (2) the number of cloud-free ground pixels will increase substantially. The TROPOMI/S5P geophysical (Level 2) data products include nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone (total column, tropospheric column & profile), methane, sulphur dioxide, formaldehyde and aerosol and cloud parameters. In this contribution we will present the TROPOMI instrument performance and the new science opportunities that it will enable.

  15. Instrumenting the Intelligence Analysis Process

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    Hampson, Ernest; Cowley, Paula J.

    2005-05-02

    The Advanced Research and Development Activity initiated the Novel Intelligence from Massive Data (NIMD) program to develop advanced analytic technologies and methodologies. In order to support this objective, researchers and developers need to understand what analysts do and how they do it. In the past, this knowledge generally was acquired through subjective feedback from analysts. NIMD established the innovative Glass Box Analysis (GBA) Project to instrument a live intelligence mission and unobtrusively capture and objectively study the analysis process. Instrumenting the analysis process requires tailor-made software hooks that grab data from a myriad of disparate application operations and feed into a complex relational database and hierarchical file store to collect, store, retrieve, and distribute analytic data in a manner that maximizes researchers’ understanding. A key to success is determining the correct data to collect and aggregate low-level data into meaningful analytic events. This paper will examine how the GBA team solved some of these challenges, continues to address others, and supports a growing user community in establishing their own GBA environments and/or studying the data generated by GBA analysts working in the Glass Box.

  16. Instrumentation for mass spectrometry: 1997

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    McLuckey, S.A.

    1997-08-01

    All mass spectrometry experiments involve the manipulation of material, an interface with the mass spectrometer, ionization, ion manipulation/analysis, detection and data collection/reduction. Each of these elements involve instrumentation. The wide range of species now amenable to mass spectrometry and the diverse areas of physical science in which it plays a role have led to a seemingly unlimited array of instrumental combinations. However, only a limited number of mass analyzers, and their combinations, dominate. The dominant analyzers include time-of-flight, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance, the Paul trap, the mass filter, and the sector mass spectrometer. Why there are so few (or so many, depending upon one`s point of view) can be understood upon consideration of a set of mass analyzer figures of merit. These include mass resolution, mass accuracy, mass range, dynamic range, abundance sensitivity, precision, efficiency, speed, MS{sup n} capability, compatibility with the ionizer, cost, and size. The most appropriate form of mass spectrometry is determined by the priorities of the particular measurement placed on the various mass analyzer characteristics and the relative strengths of the analyzers in meeting the requirements. Each of the analyzer types has a unique set of figures of merit that makes it optimally suited for particular applications. This paper discusses these figures of merit, provides data illustrating recent developments for each analyzer type, and gives the figures of merit of each type of analyzer as they stand in 1997. 101 refs., 24 figs.

  17. Bicep2. III. INSTRUMENTAL SYSTEMATICS

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    Ade, P. A. R. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Aikin, R. W.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Filippini, J. P.; Golwala, S. R.; Hildebrandt, S. R. [Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Barkats, D. [Joint ALMA Observatory, ESO, Santiago (Chile); Benton, S. J. [Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Bischoff, C. A.; Buder, I.; Karkare, K. S. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street MS 42, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Bullock, E. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dowell, C. D. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Duband, L. [SBT, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France); Fliescher, S. [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D., E-mail: csheehy@uchicago.edu [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305 (United States); Collaboration: Bicep2 Collaboration; and others

    2015-12-01

    In a companion paper, we have reported a >5σ detection of degree scale B-mode polarization at 150 GHz by the Bicep2 experiment. Here we provide a detailed study of potential instrumental systematic contamination to that measurement. We focus extensively on spurious polarization that can potentially arise from beam imperfections. We present a heuristic classification of beam imperfections according to their symmetries and uniformities, and discuss how resulting contamination adds or cancels in maps that combine observations made at multiple orientations of the telescope about its boresight axis. We introduce a technique, which we call “deprojection,” for filtering the leading order beam-induced contamination from time-ordered data, and show that it reduces power in Bicep2's actual and null-test BB spectra consistent with predictions using high signal-to-noise beam shape measurements. We detail the simulation pipeline that we use to directly simulate instrumental systematics and the calibration data used as input to that pipeline. Finally, we present the constraints on BB contamination from individual sources of potential systematics. We find that systematics contribute BB power that is a factor of ∼10× below Bicep2's three-year statistical uncertainty, and negligible compared to the observed BB signal. The contribution to the best-fit tensor/scalar ratio is at a level equivalent to r = (3–6) × 10{sup −3}.

  18. MITIGATING INNOVATION RISKS CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENTS

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    Andreea DUMITRESCU

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available As protection of innovation is possible using a variety of intellectual property instruments, the current paper aims at emphasizing the vulnerabilities of these instruments in order to facilitate the right choice in terms of protection, exploitation and dissemination of innovation. Based on a review of the intellectual property instruments and their related risk factors, the study identifies and formulates specific proactive strategies which arise from the fact that an instrument alone does not allow for effective protection, exploitation and dissemination and oftentimes the owners of innovation should combine traditional and alternative instruments. Therefore, the results of this analysis represent a helpful tool for managers in the decisional process.

  19. Advanced neutron instrumentation at FRM-II

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    The construction of the new German high flux neutron source FRM-II is finished and FRM-II is waiting for its licence to start nuclear operation. With the beginning of the routine operation 22 instruments will be in action, including 5 irradiation facilities and 17 beam tube instruments, most of them use neutron scattering techniques. Additional instruments are under construction. Some of these instruments are unique, others are expected to be the best of their kind, all instruments are based on innovative techniques. (author)

  20. Role of microprocessors in nuclear instrumentation

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    Like all the other kinds of electronic instruments, nuclear instrumentation has been more and more designed with built-in microprocessors, which give elaborated computed results in terms of user's units, control the sequence of successive tasks and introduce parallel actions in distributed systems. Compared to previous logic design, instrument dialog is better, recording facilities are increased and the price becomes lower. Microprocessors allow for a sophisticated self-made instrumentation by a small team, but this requires powerful tools for hardware and software debugging facilities, as well as a good knowledge. Three typical examples of applications are given: a nuclear counting automat, a programmable instrument and a simple distributed system. (author)

  1. Evolution of microcomputer-based medical instrumentation.

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    Tompkins, Willis J

    2009-01-01

    This paper provides a historical review of the evolution of the technologies that led to modern microcomputer-based medical instrumentation. I review the history of the microprocessor-based system because of the importance of the microprocessor in the design of modern medical instruments. I then give some examples of medical instruments in which the microprocessor has played a key role and in some cases has even empowered us to develop new instruments that were not possible before. I include a discussion of the role of the microprocessor-based personal computer in development of medical instruments.

  2. Instrumentation for international safeguards. Present and future

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    On-site inspection supported by instrumentation has become the primary verification mode for international safeguards. The custom designed instrumentation for measurement, monitoring, sealing and containment has become the essential tools to support inspectors. At present, 76 instruments or instrumental systems are authorized for inspection use by IAEA. The global summary of IAEA safeguard statistics for 1992 is shown. Also field instrumentation use is shown. The Agency is in the transitional mode for optical surveillance from films to CCTV units. One-time use seals are predominantly employed, but the use of in-situ verifiable seals is increasing. It is noted that instrumentation has become an essential tool for safeguard effectiveness. Instrumentation is generally 'dumb' in the sense that it provides inspectors with specific information that must be interpreted and integrated with other data before drawing safeguard conclusion. The positive features of in-situ instrumentation are shown. A prime example of in-situ instruments is core discharge monitor. Also high count rate gamma spectrometry system and improved Cerenkov viewing device are described. As the equipment carried by inspectors to facilities, miniature CdTe detector probe is shown. Safeguard instrumentation needs for future and the instrumentation activities presently underway are described. (K.I.)

  3. Design parameters for borehole strain instrumentation

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    Gladwin, Michael T.; Hart, Rhodes

    1985-01-01

    The response of a borehole strain meter to hydrostatic and shear deformations in an isotropic medium is calculated to facilitate optimum instrument design and produce instrument response factors for parameters typically encountered in installed instruments. Results for an empty borehole are first compared with results for an instrument in intimate contact with the surrounding rock. The effects of the grout used to install the instrument are then examined. Where possible, analytic forms for the response factors are given. Results for typical installations are then presented in graphical form for optimizing instrument design in an environment of known elastic parameters. Alternatively, the results may be applied in the measurement of unknown strain signals, to correct for instrument response or to provide in-situ estimates of the elastic properties of the environment by examination of observed strain response to known strain signals.

  4. The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

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    Borrás, Susana; Edquist, Charles

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used these instruments differently, to explore the political nature of instrument choice and design (and...... associated issues), and to elaborate a set of criteria for the selection and design of the instruments in relation to the formulation of innovation policy. The article argues that innovation policy instruments must be designed and combined into mixes in ways that address the problems of the innovation system....... These mixes are often called “policy mix”. The problem-oriented nature of the design of instrument mixes is what makes innovation policy instruments ‘systemic’....

  5. PENSIONES: EN BUSCA DE LA EQUIDAD

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    Ricardo Bonilla González

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo comienza con los requisitos que debería tener un régimen pensional de carácter universal y sostenible financieramente para luego exponer algunas de las consecuencias de la competencia entre el ISS y las AFPs, introducida por la Ley 100/93 en el sistema colombiano. El énfasis, no obstante, se encuentra en los elementos de iniquidad propiciados por los regímenes exceptuados y especiales, predominantes en el sector público y con una cobertura de un millón de personas, los cuales explican la verdadera crisis fiscal del sistema y evidencian la marcada exclusión de los más de 13 millones de colombianos de la población económicamente activa PEA que no están afiliados a algún sistema. Se revelan excesos como los de los congresistas y los miembros de las altas cortes así como la elevada dependencia de los recursos públicos a nombre de los derechos adquiridos.The article begins with the requirements that must have a pension regime of universal characteristics and financially sustained, and then it e exposes some of the consequences of the competi tion between the ISS and the AFPs, introduced by the Resolution 100/93 in the Colombian system. Nevertheless, the emphasis is on the elements of iniquity propitiated by the exc1uded and specia1 regimes prevai1ing in the pub1ic sector and with a coverage of one million persons, that exp1ain the true fiscal crisis of the system, and they prove the w i de exclusion of more than 13 million of the Colombian population economically active PEA who are not affiliated to any system al all. This reveals the excesses like the ones of the members of the Congress and members of the high courts and also the very high dependen ce of public resources in the name of acquired ri thts.

  6. PENSIONES: EN BUSCA DE LA EQUIDAD

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    Ricardo Bonilla González

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo comienza con los requisitos que debería tener un régimen pensional de carácter universal y sostenible financieramente para luego exponer algunas de las consecuencias de la competencia entre el ISS y las AFPs, introducida por la Ley 100/93 en el sistema colombiano. El énfasis, no obstante, se encuentra en los elementos de iniquidad propiciados por los regímenes exceptuados y especiales, predominantes en el sector público y con una cobertura de un millón de personas, los cuales explican la verdadera crisis fiscal del sistema y evidencian la marcada exclusión de los más de 13 millones de colombianos de la población económicamente activa PEA que no están afiliados a algún sistema. Se revelan excesos como los de los congresistas y los miembros de las altas cortes así como la elevada dependencia de los recursos públicos a nombre de los derechos adquiridos.

  7. Trabalho docente: em busca de novos sentidos

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    Maria Odila Finger Fernandes Lima

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou investigar os sentidos que podem emergir dos discursos de docentes acerca do seu mundo da vida, do mesmo modo proporcionar formas de pensar mais amplas acerca do trabalho do professor a partir da obra de arte; interpretar os discursos dos docentes acerca do seu mundo da vida e analisar os sentidos emancipatórios a partir das tematizações realizadas na interação/comunicação. Utilizou-se como base teórica de fundo o paradigma do mundo da vida e sistema de Habermas, bem como os pressupostos de Marcuse acerca da arte para pensar o trabalho docente e processos emancipatórios. Para a realização da pesquisa trabalhou-se com 4 (quatro obras de arte de pintores nacionais e internacionais, na qual foram apresentadas a 5 (cinco professoras da rede pública estadual da cidade de Santa Maria (RS, em 4 (quatro encontros semanais. A metodologia utilizada para este projeto foi a pesquisa-ação de Thiolhent, tendo como intuito estar junto com as participantes da pesquisa nas tematizações acerca do seu mundo da vida, da mesma forma se utilizou, para a análise dos dados a análise de discurso. Portanto, a utilização da análise de discurso como instrumento metodológico corroborou com a compreensão acerca do mundo da vida das docentes, a medida em o discurso e seus diversos sentidos foram expressos através da apresentação de obras de arte que permitiram a emergência do interdiscurso e do intradiscurso oportunizando que por meio das formações discursivas formações tais como gatinho, maternagem, tempo de trabalho e lazer indiscriminados e a greve emergissem como o discurso do professor na situação contemporânea.Abstract This study investigated the meanings that may emerge from the discourse of teachers about their life world, likewise provide ways of thinking about the broader work of the teacher from the work of art interpreting the discourse of teachers about their world of life and analyze the meaning of emancipation from thematizations performed in interaction / communication. It was used as the theoretical basis of the fund paradigm of the life world and system of Habermas and Marcuse's assumptions about art to think about teaching and emancipatory processes. To conduct the study worked with four (4 works of art of national and international painters, which were presented to five (5 teachers from public schools in the city of Santa Maria (RS, 4 (four weekly meetings. The methodology used for this project was the action research Thiolhent, with the intention to be together with the research participants in thematizations about his life world, similar data were used for data analysis to discourse analysis. Therefore, the use of discourse analysis as a methodological tool corroborated the understanding of the life world of teachers, the measure in the speech and its various meanings are expressed through the presentation of works of art that allowed the emergence of interdiscourse and intradiscourse providing opportunities through which discursive formations such as kitten, mothering, working time and leisure and indiscriminate strike emerge as the discourse of the teacher in the contemporary situation.

  8. Em busca da nova pequena burguesia brasileira

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    Grün Roberto

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The article describes some new ways in which the Brazilian middle classes fit socially into the "world of neoliberalism". In recent years these layers of society have been prompted to believe that the traditional civil service job or, more recently, careers with large companies are no longer possible or desirable. These former pretensions have been replaced by the idea that franchising is the thing of the future. On the other side, the notion of "employability" has gained ground: through carefully thought-out career management and the accumulation of knowledge and skills, the agent can become "economically viable". In cognitive terms, the latter trend is the opposite of the former and gains stability through its negation. In analyzing the evidence, the author focuses on the historical antecedents and symbolic operations that work to lend the situation coherence. He also endeavors to identify connections with the economic sphere.

  9. Online Personalization of Hearing Instruments

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    Bert de Vries

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Online personalization of hearing instruments refers to learning preferred tuning parameter values from user feedback through a control wheel (or remote control, during normal operation of the hearing aid. We perform hearing aid parameter steering by applying a linear map from acoustic features to tuning parameters. We formulate personalization of the steering parameters as the maximization of an expected utility function. A sparse Bayesian approach is then investigated for its suitability to find efficient feature representations. The feasibility of our approach is demonstrated in an application to online personalization of a noise reduction algorithm. A patient trial indicates that the acoustic features chosen for learning noise control are meaningful, that environmental steering of noise reduction makes sense, and that our personalization algorithm learns proper values for tuning parameters.

  10. Forward instrumentation for ILC detectors

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    Abramowicz, H.; Abusleme, A.; Afanaciev, K.; Aguilar, J.; Ambalathankandy, P.; Bambade, P.; Bergholz, M.; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I.; Castro, E.; Chelkov, G.; Coca, C.; Daniluk, W.; Dragone, A.; Dumitru, L.; Elsener, K.; Emeliantchik, I.; Fiutowski, T.; Gostkin, M.; Grah, C.; Grzelak, G.; Haller, G.; Henschel, H.; Ignatenko, A.; Idzik, M.; Ito, K.; Jovin, T.; Kielar, E.; Kotula, J.; Krumstein, Z.; Kulis, S.; Lange, W.; Lohmann, W.; Levy, A.; Moszczynski, A.; Nauenberg, U.; Novgorodova, O.; Ohlerich, M.; Orlandea, M.; Oleinik, G.; Oliwa, K.; Olshevski, A.; Pandurovic, M.; Pawlik, B.; Przyborowski, D.; Sato, Y.; Sadeh, I.; Sailer, A.; Schmidt, R.; Schumm, B.; Schuwalow, S.; Smiljanic, I.; Swientek, K.; Takubo, Y.; Teodorescu, E.; Wierba, W.; Yamamoto, H.; Zawiejski, L.; Zhang, J.

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    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10-3 and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised.

  11. Forward instrumentation for ILC detectors

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    Abramowicz, H [Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Abusleme, A [Stanford University, Stanford (United States); Afanaciev, K; Emeliantchik, I [NCPHEP, Minsk (Belarus); Aguilar, J; Ambalathankandy, P; Fiutowski, T [AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow (Poland); Bambade, P [Laboratoire de l Accelerateur Lineaire, Orsay (France); Bergholz, M; Castro, E; Grah, C [DESY, Zeuthen (Germany); Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I [Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia); Chelkov, G; Gostkin, M [JINR, Dubna (Russian Federation); Coca, C; Dumitru, L [IFIN-HH, Bucharest (Romania); Daniluk, W; Grzelak, G [INP PAN, Cracow (Poland); Dragone, A [SLAC, Menlo Park (United States); Elsener, K, E-mail: Wolfgang.Lohmann@desy.d [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2010-12-15

    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10{sup -3} and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised.

  12. Forward Instrumentation for ILC Detectors

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    Abramowicz, Halina; Afanaciev, Konstantin; Aguilar, Jonathan; Ambalathankandy, Prasoon; Bambade, Philip; Bergholz, Matthias; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, Ivanka; Castro, Elena; Chelkov, Georgy; Coca, Cornelia; Daniluk, Witold; Dragone, Angelo; Dumitru, Laurentiu; Elsener, Konrad; Emeliantchik, Igor; Fiutowski, Tomasz; Gostkin, Mikhail; Grah, Christian; Grzelak, Grzegorz; Haller, Gunter; Henschel, Hans; Ignatenko, Alexandr; Idzik, Marek; Ito, Kazutoshi; Jovin, Tatjana; Kielar, Eryk; Kotula, Jerzy; Krumstein, Zinovi; Kulis, Szymon; Lange, Wolfgang; Lohmann, Wolfgang; Levy, Aharon; Moszczynski, Arkadiusz; Nauenberg, Uriel; Novgorodova, Olga; Ohlerich, Marin; Orlandea, Marius; Oleinik, Gleb; Oliwa, Krzysztof; Olshevski, Alexander; Pandurovic, Mila; Pawlik, Bogdan; Przyborowski, Dominik; Sato, Yutaro; Sadeh, Iftach; Sailer, Andre; Schmidt, Ringo; Schumm, Bruce; Schuwalow, Sergey; Smiljanic, Ivan; Swientek, Krzysztof; Takubo, Yosuke; Teodorescu, Eliza; Wierba, Wojciech; Yamamoto, Hitoshi; Zawiejski, Leszek; Zhang, Jinlong

    2010-01-01

    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10-3 and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised.

  13. Online Personalization of Hearing Instruments

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    Ypma Alexander

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Online personalization of hearing instruments refers to learning preferred tuning parameter values from user feedback through a control wheel (or remote control, during normal operation of the hearing aid. We perform hearing aid parameter steering by applying a linear map from acoustic features to tuning parameters. We formulate personalization of the steering parameters as the maximization of an expected utility function. A sparse Bayesian approach is then investigated for its suitability to find efficient feature representations. The feasibility of our approach is demonstrated in an application to online personalization of a noise reduction algorithm. A patient trial indicates that the acoustic features chosen for learning noise control are meaningful, that environmental steering of noise reduction makes sense, and that our personalization algorithm learns proper values for tuning parameters.

  14. Application of Fiber Optic Instrumentation

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    Richards, William Lance; Parker, Allen R., Jr.; Ko, William L.; Piazza, Anthony; Chan, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    Fiber optic sensing technology has emerged in recent years offering tremendous advantages over conventional aircraft instrumentation systems. The advantages of fiber optic sensors over their conventional counterparts are well established; they are lighter, smaller, and can provide enormous numbers of measurements at a fraction of the total sensor weight. After a brief overview of conventional and fiber-optic sensing technology, this paper presents an overview of the research that has been conducted at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in recent years to advance this promising new technology. Research and development areas include system and algorithm development, sensor characterization and attachment, and real-time experimentally-derived parameter monitoring for ground- and flight-based applications. The vision of fiber optic smart structure technology is presented and its potential benefits to aerospace vehicles throughout the lifecycle, from preliminary design to final retirement, are presented.

  15. Industrial Products for Beam Instrumentation

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    Schmickler, Hermann

    2001-01-01

    In various branches of high technology industry there has been considerable progress in the past years which could be used for beam instrumentation. The subject will be introduced by two short demonstrations: a demonstration of modern audio electronics with 24bit-96kHz ADC, digital signal electronics and application programs under windows on a PC, which allow to change the parameters of the signal treatment. Potential applications are data monitoring at constant sampling frequency, orbit feedbacks (including high power audio amplifiers), noise reduction on beam current transformers... digital treatment of video signals webcams, frame grabbers, CCD-data via USB, all one needs for image acquisitions, in particular interesting for profile measurements. These introductory demonstrations will not last longer than 30 minutes. The remaining time will be used to pass through the audience collecting information into a two dimensional table, which shall contain as row index the accelerator and as column index the t...

  16. Indirect Instruments of Prudential Supervision

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    Nicolae Dardac

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available The qualifying of supervision as “prudential” is used to differentiate it from other forms of supervision, which regards issues related to banking consumer protection. In order to achieve its goal, prudential supervision needs relevant information, provided mostly by the credit institutions their selves. Hence, the existence of a reporting system is essential, a system capable to insure, on the one hand, homogenity of the provided data and, on the other hand, its efficient processing. One indirect instrument which was used more and more during the last decade in banking supervision is represented by credit registers. The first system is directly associated either to the central bank or the supervision authority, and is, in most of cases, managed by the latter. The second system, the so called credit bureau, is mostly operated by private banks.

  17. Economic instruments for water management

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    Jaime Echeverría

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Problems related to water management in Costa Rica have an economic origin. Partly, as a consequence of a natural condition of water richness, as well as the concept of public service with fees that don´t promote neither investment nor efficiency of water resource use. Solutions must be targeted toward the economic conditions generating pollution, little efficiency, and lesser infiltration area. Water social cost regarding its use and pollution must be recognized and paid. The water user fee and pollution fee represent a step forward. A higher application of this kind of instruments will generate profit-benefit to the economy and might encourage the protection of the environment and natural resources.

  18. MC and A instrumentation catalog

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    In 1981 and 1985, two editions of a catalog of non-destructive nuclear measurement instrumentation, and material control and surveillance equipment, were published by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The last edition of the catalog included one hundred and twenty-five entries covering a wide range of devices developed in the US and abroad. More than ten years have elapsed since the publication of the more recent Catalog. Devices described in it have undergone significant modifications, and new devices have been developed. Therefore, in order to assist specialists in the field of Material Control and Accounting (MC and A), a new catalog has been created. Work on this instrumentation catalog started in 1997 as a cooperative effort of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), operated by Brookhaven Science Associates under contract to the US Department of Energy, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), subordinate institute of the Atomic Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation, within the collaborative US-Russia Material Protection, Control, and Accounting (MPC and A) Program. Most of the equipment included in the Catalog are non-destructive assay (NDA) measurement devices employed for purposes of accounting, confirmation, and verification of nuclear materials. Other devices also included in the Catalog are employed in the detection and deterrence of unauthorized access to or removal of nuclear materials (material control: containment and surveillance). Equipment found in the Catalog comprises either: (1) complete devices or systems that can be used for MC and A applications; or (2) parts or components of complete systems, such as multi-channel analyzers, detectors, neutron generators, and software. All devices are categorized by their status of development--from prototype to serial production

  19. Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional instruments

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    Dalvi A

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION : Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS is an accepted procedure for elective splenectomy. Advancement in technology has extended the possibility of LS in massive splenomegaly [Choy et al., J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 14(4, 197-200 (2004], trauma [Ren et al., Surg Endosc 15(3, 324 (2001; Mostafa et al., Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 12(4, 283-286 (2002], and cirrhosis with portal hypertension [Hashizume et al., Hepatogastroenterology 49(45, 847-852 (2002]. In a developing country, these advanced gadgets may not be always available. We performed LS using conventional and reusable instruments in a public teaching the hospital without the use of the advanced technology. The technique of LS and the outcome in these patients is reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Patients undergoing LS for various hematological disorders from 1998 to 2004 were included. Electrocoagulation, clips, and intracorporeal knotting were the techniques used for tackling short-gastric vessels and splenic pedicle. Specimen was delivered through a Pfannensteil incision. RESULTS : A total of 26 patients underwent LS. Twenty-two (85% of patients had spleen size more than 500 g (average weight being 942.55 g. Mean operative time was 214 min (45-390 min. The conversion rate was 11.5% ( n = 3. Average duration of stay was 5.65 days (3-30 days. Accessory spleen was detected and successfully removed in two patients. One patient developed subphrenic abscess. There was no mortality. There was no recurrence of hematological disease. CONCLUSION : Laparoscopic splenectomy using conventional equipment and instruments is safe and effective. Advanced technology has a definite advantage but is not a deterrent to the practice of LS.

  20. MC and A instrumentation catalog

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    Neymotin, L. [ed.] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Sviridova, V. [ed.] [All-Russian Research Inst. of Automatics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1998-06-01

    In 1981 and 1985, two editions of a catalog of non-destructive nuclear measurement instrumentation, and material control and surveillance equipment, were published by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The last edition of the catalog included one hundred and twenty-five entries covering a wide range of devices developed in the US and abroad. More than ten years have elapsed since the publication of the more recent Catalog. Devices described in it have undergone significant modifications, and new devices have been developed. Therefore, in order to assist specialists in the field of Material Control and Accounting (MC and A), a new catalog has been created. Work on this instrumentation catalog started in 1997 as a cooperative effort of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), operated by Brookhaven Science Associates under contract to the US Department of Energy, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), subordinate institute of the Atomic Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation, within the collaborative US-Russia Material Protection, Control, and Accounting (MPC and A) Program. Most of the equipment included in the Catalog are non-destructive assay (NDA) measurement devices employed for purposes of accounting, confirmation, and verification of nuclear materials. Other devices also included in the Catalog are employed in the detection and deterrence of unauthorized access to or removal of nuclear materials (material control: containment and surveillance). Equipment found in the Catalog comprises either: (1) complete devices or systems that can be used for MC and A applications; or (2) parts or components of complete systems, such as multi-channel analyzers, detectors, neutron generators, and software. All devices are categorized by their status of development--from prototype to serial production.

  1. Em busca do ethos comunitário: universidades catarinenses mantidas por fundações públicas de direito privado, um olhar a partir do pluralismo jurídico

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    Carlos Magno Spricigo Venerio

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo pretende analisar a partir do pluralismo jurídico comunitário-participativo e dentro do atual panorama da gestão universitária catarinense a situação em que se encontram as universidades catarinenses mantidas por fundações públicas de direito privado. Confrontadas na virada do século com um cenário inédito de fim do virtual monopólio do ensino superior pago em suas regiões de abrangência, decorrente da expansão do ensino superior privado e do recente incremento do investimento público estatal em educação superior, estas instituições têm buscado de forma articulada o fortalecimento de sua identidade organizacional comunitária, com ênfase na afirmação da prática da gestão democrática. A partir de dados de matrículas em graduação na última década; atendimento de requisitos para credenciamento na forma de organização universitária; e análise dos diversos sistemas de eleições para reitor, o estudo busca apontar as tendências para o ensino superior pago inserido no sistema da Associação Catarinense das Fundações Educacionais – ACAFE -em processo de migração para o sistema federal de ensino.

  2. Violência sexual como questão de saúde pública: importância da busca ao agressor Sexual violence as a public health issue: the importance of searching for the aggressor

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    Maria Angela Mirim da Rosa e Campos

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Apesar de predominar junto à população a idéia de que a violência sexual é praticada por pessoas desconhecidas, na realidade a maioria desses crimes é praticada por pessoa identificável pela vítima. Além de conseqüências físicas e psicológicas, também há risco em adquirir o vírus HIV. Para prevenção deste, em situação de risco, há orientação para uso da quimioprofilaxia anti-retroviral. Esse uso, por 28 dias, pode trazer efeitos adversos com intensidades variáveis. O conhecimento da sorologia anti-HIV do agressor torna-se fundamental para manter, ou suspender, com segurança, essa indicação. Este estudo descritivo, realizado no Conjunto Hospitalar de Sorocaba, teve como objetivo identificar os agressores e suas respectivas sorologias. Foi realizado a partir de fichas de notificação e os prontuários no período de julho de 2003 a dezembro de 2005. Encontraram-se 920 vítimas de violência sexual, com idades entre oito meses e 77 anos, havendo predomínio do sexo feminino (86,5%. Dentre os agressores, 76% foram referidos como identificáveis. Indicou-se profilaxia anti-retroviral para 24,9% das vítimas. Para 80 (33,2% agressores localizados, a busca foi realizada através de contato telefônico. Encontrou-se 52,5% em seus domicílios, 45% em Presídio/Delegacia e 2,5% no Pronto Socorro. Um agressor (1,3% apresentou sorologia positiva para HIV. As buscas encerraram-se, em sua maioria, em até seis dias (80%, possibilitando a suspensão da quimioprofilaxia em 30,6% dos casos. Concluiu-se que a busca ao denunciado permitiu conhecer sua sorologia anti-HIV e suspender, para um terço das vítimas, o uso da quimioprofilaxia anti-retroviral, diminuindo, com isso, a possibilidade de efeitos adversos.Although people believe that sexual violence is practiced by unknown people, most crimes are actually practiced by someone close to the victim. Besides physical and psychological consequences, there is the risk of acquiring the

  3. Desenvolvimento Instrumental do Raciocínio dos Professores em Geometria Dinâmica (Tradução

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    Alqahtani, Muteb M.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available To contribute to understanding how teachers can develop geometrical understanding, we report on the discursive development of teachers’ geometrical reasoning through instrument appropriation while collaborating in an online dynamic geometry environment (DGE. Using the theory of instrument-mediated activity, we analysis the discourse and DGE actions of a group of middle and high school mathematics teachers who participated in a semester-long, professional development course. Working in small teams, they collaborated to solve geometric problems. Our results show that as teachers appropriate DGE artifacts and transform its components into instruments, they develop their geometrical knowledge and reasoning in dynamic geometry. Our study contributes to a broad understanding of how teachers develop mathematical knowledge for teaching. Com o intuito de contribuir para o entendimento de como os professores podem desenvolver a compreensão da geometria, este artigo trata do desenvolvimento discursivo do raciocínio geométrico dos professores através de apropriação de instrumentos enquanto colaborando em um ambiente de geometria dinâmica (AGD online. Utilizando a teoria da atividade mediada por instrumentos, analisamos o discurso e as ações AGD de um grupo de professores de matemática do ensino fundamental e médio que participaram de um curso de desenvolvimento profissional com duração de um semestre. Trabalhando em pequenos grupos, eles interagiram para resolver problemas geométricos. Nossos resultados mostram que na medida em que se apropriam dos artefatos AGD e transformam seus componentes em instrumentos, os professores desenvolvem o conhecimento e raciocínio geométricos em geometria dinâmica. Nosso estudo contribui para uma compreensão ampla de como os professores desenvolvem o conhecimento matemático para o ensino.

  4. THOR Electric Field Instrument - EFI

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    Khotyaintsev, Yuri; Bale, Stuart D.; Bonnell, John W.; Lindqvist, Per-Arne; Phal, Yamuna; Rothkaehl, Hanna; Soucek, Jan; Vaivads, Andris; Åhlen, Lennart

    2016-04-01

    Turbulence Heating ObserveR (THOR) is the first mission ever flown in space dedicated to plasma turbulence. The Electric Field Instrument (EFI) will measure the vector electric field from 0 to 200 kHz. EFI consists of two sets of sensors: Spin-plane Double Probes (EFI-SDP) providing high sensitivity DC electric field in the spacecraft spin plane (2D), and the High-Frequency Antenna (EFI-HFA) providing 3D electric field at frequencies above ~1 kHz. EFI-SDP consists of 4 biased spherical probes extended on 50 m long wire booms, 90 degrees apart in the spin plane, giving a 100 m baseline for each of the two spin-plane electric field components. EFI-HFA consists of 6 x 1.25 m long monopoles, forming 3 dipolar antennas crossed at 90 degrees to each other. In addition to the sensors, EFI contains HFA and SDP pre-amplifiers, as well as bias electronics boards (BEBs) hosted in the man electronics box of the Field and Wave processor (FWP). As THOR spacecraft has a sun-pointing spin axis, EFI-SDP measures the electric field in the plane approximately orthogonal to the sun using long wire booms. The sun-pointing attitude greatly reduces errors due to wake effects and asymmetric photoelectron clouds, enabling the highly accurate in comparison to earlier missions ±0.1 mV/m near-DC electric field measurements. Interferometry using the electric field probes can be used to infer wavelengths and scale sizes at the smallest scales in the plasma. EFI also measures the floating potential of the satellite, which can be used to estimate the plasma density at very high time resolution (up to a few hundred Hz). The sun-pointing attitude greatly reduces changes in the illuminated area, and hence the associated spin-dependent errors. In combination with densities derived from the observed plasma frequency emission line, EFI monitors the plasma density from DC to a few hundred Hz. EFI measurements characterize electric field and density variations associated with kinetic scale plasma

  5. Operational and reliability experience with reactor instrumentation

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    In the last 15 years the CEGB has experienced progressive plant development, integration and changes in operating regime through nine nuclear (gas-cooled reactor) power stations with corresponding instrumentation advances leading towards more refined centralized control. Operation and reliability experience with reactor instrumentation is reported in this paper with reference to the progressive changes related to the early magnox, late magnox and AGR periods. Data on instrumentation reliability in terms of reactor forced outages are presented and show that the instrumentation contributions to loss of generating plant availability are small. Reactor safety circuits, neutron flux and temperature measurements, gas analysis and vibration monitoring are discussed. In reviewing the reactor instrumentation the emphasis is on reporting recent experience, particularly on AGR equipment, but overall performance and changes to magnox equipment are included so that some appreciation can be obtained of instrumentation requirements with respect to plant lifetimes. (author)

  6. Digital Instrumentation for the Radio Astronomy Community

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    Parsons, Aaron; Backer, Donald; Bastian, Tim; Bower, Geoffrey; Brisken, Walter; Chen, Henry; Deller, Adam; Filiba, Terry; Gary, Dale; Greenhill, Lincoln; Hawkins, David; Jones, Glenn; Langston, Glen; Lazio, Joseph; van Leeuwen, Joeri; Mitchell, Daniel; Manley, Jason; Siemion, Andrew; So, Hayden Kwok-Hay; Whitney, Alan; Woody, Dave; Wright, Melvyn; Zarb-Adami, Kristian

    2009-01-01

    Time-to-science is an important figure of merit for digital instrumentation serving the astronomical community. A digital signal processing (DSP) community is forming that uses shared hardware development, signal processing libraries, and instrument architectures to reduce development time of digital instrumentation and to improve time-to-science for a wide variety of projects. We suggest prioritizing technological development supporting the needs of this nascent DSP community. After outlining several instrument classes that are relying on digital instrumentation development to achieve new science objectives, we identify key areas where technologies pertaining to interoperability and processing flexibility will reduce the time, risk, and cost of developing the digital instrumentation for radio astronomy. These areas represent focus points where support of general-purpose, open-source development for a DSP community should be prioritized in the next decade. Contributors to such technological development may be...

  7. [Use of titanium alloys for medical instruments].

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    Feofilov, R N; Chirkov, V K; Levin, M V

    1977-01-01

    On the ground of an analysis into properties of titanium and its alloys the fields of their possible utilization for making various medical instruments are proposed. Because of their insufficient hardness and wear-resistance the titanium alloys cannot be recommended for making medical instruments with thin cutting edges. For the reasons of their insufficient strength, low wear-resistance and substandard modulus of elasticity, it is inexpedient to use titanium alloys in making many types of clamping medical instruments. Nor is it advisable to employ titanium alloys in handles of the instruments, for this may lead to a contact corrosion of their working parts. The use of titanium alloys is recommended for making bone-joining members, retracting medical instruments, of the spatula and speculum types, some kinds of non-magnetic pincers and ultrasonic medical instruments.

  8. Report of the Instrumentation Service - Annex C

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    This report describes the tasks and organizational structure of the Instrumentation service. The most important task of this Service is control and maintenance of the reactor control and protection instruments, operation control, and dosimetry system. Besides data about this basic instrumentation, the report includes data about control and maintenance of other electronic equipment, inspection of the reactor vessel and spent fuel storage pool and describes activities related to renewal of the equipment

  9. Validation of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument

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    Brody Heritage; Clare Pollock; Lynne Roberts

    2014-01-01

    Organizational culture is a commonly studied area in industrial/organizational psychology due to its important role in workplace behaviour, cognitions, and outcomes. Jung et al.'s [1] review of the psychometric properties of organizational culture measurement instruments noted many instruments have limited validation data despite frequent use in both theoretical and applied situations. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) has had conflicting data regarding its psychometric ...

  10. Attitudes Toward Seeking Financial Counseling: Instrument Development

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    Cook, Janeen

    1987-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to establish the validity and reliability of the scores on an instrument which assesses attitudes toward seeking help for financial problems . Content, criterion-related, and construct validit y and internal consistency reliability of the scores on the instrument were examined. The Hughes' conceptual model of the Family in Financial Crisis provided the theoretical basis for this study . The sample size of this study was 510. The instrument evaluated was based ...

  11. Status of the JWST Science Instrument Payload

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    Greenhouse, Matt

    2016-01-01

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) system consists of five sensors (4 science): Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS), Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS), Near InfraRed Camera (NIRCam), Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRSpec); and nine instrument support systems: Optical metering structure system, Electrical Harness System; Harness Radiator System, ISIM Electronics Compartment, ISIM Remote Services Unit, Cryogenic Thermal Control System, Command and Data Handling System, Flight Software System, Operations Scripts System.

  12. Monophonic Instrument Playing Practice System Prototype

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    Haarahiltunen, Mika

    2013-01-01

    The goal of the project was to develop a prototype of a system that could be used for practicing the playing of breath instruments, such as flutes or saxophones. However, during the development process, the emphasis shifted from a breath instrument specific design towards a more generic design that could be used with any monophonic instrument. The development of the prototype included studying existing solutions, specifying the functional requirements and finally implementing the prototype. T...

  13. Seismic instrumentation for nuclear power plants

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    A seismic instrumentation system used in Nuclear Power Plants to monitor the design parameters of systems, structures and components, needed to provide safety to those plants, against the action of earth quarks is described. The instrumentation is based on the nuclear standards and other components used, as well as their general localization is indicated. The operation of the instrumentation system as a whole and the handling of the recovered data are dealt with accordingly. The accelerometer is described in detail. (Author)

  14. Forward instrumentation for ILC detectors

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    Abramowicz, Halina [Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel); Abusleme, Angel [Stanford Univ., CA (United States); Afanaciev, Konstantin [NCPHEP, Minsk (BY)] (and others)

    2010-09-15

    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10{sup -3} and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised. (orig.)

  15. Electronic instrumentation for smart structures

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    Blanar, George J.

    1995-04-01

    The requirements of electronic instrumentation for smart structures are similar to those of data acquisition systems at our national particle physics laboratories. Modern high energy and heavy ion physics experiments may have tens of thousands of channels of data sources producing data that must be converted to digital form, compacted, stored and interpreted. In parallel, multiple sensors distributed in and around smart structures generate either binary or analog signals that are voltage, charge, or time like in their information content. In all cases, they must be transmitted, converted and preserved into a unified digital format for real-time processing. This paper will review the current status of practical large scale electronic measurement systems with special attention to architectures and physical organization. Brief surveys of the current state of the art will include preamplifiers and amplifiers, comparators and discriminators, voltage or charge analog-to-digital converters, time internal meters or time-to-digital converters, and finally, counting or scalar systems. The paper will conclude by integrating all of these ideas in a concept for an all-digital readout of a smart structure using the latest techniques used in physics research today.

  16. Instrumentation, Control, and Intelligent Systems

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    2005-09-01

    Abundant and affordable energy is required for U.S. economic stability and national security. Advanced nuclear power plants offer the best near-term potential to generate abundant, affordable, and sustainable electricity and hydrogen without appreciable generation of greenhouse gases. To that end, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been charged with leading the revitalization of nuclear power in the U.S. The INL vision is to become the preeminent nuclear energy laboratory with synergistic, world-class, multi-program capabilities and partnerships by 2015. The vision focuses on four essential destinations: (1) Be the preeminent internationally-recognized nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration laboratory; (2) Be a major center for national security technology development and demonstration; (3) Be a multi-program national laboratory with world-class capabilities; (4) Foster academic, industry, government, and international collaborations to produce the needed investment, programs, and expertise. Crucial to that effort is the inclusion of research in advanced instrumentation, control, and intelligent systems (ICIS) for use in current and advanced power and energy security systems to enable increased performance, reliability, security, and safety. For nuclear energy plants, ICIS will extend the lifetime of power plant systems, increase performance and power output, and ensure reliable operation within the system's safety margin; for national security applications, ICIS will enable increased protection of our nation's critical infrastructure. In general, ICIS will cost-effectively increase performance for all energy security systems.

  17. The JEM-EUSO instrument

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    Adams, J. H.; Ahmad, S.; Albert, J.-N.; Allard, D.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andreev, V.; Anzalone, A.; Arai, Y.; Asano, K.; Ave Pernas, M.; Baragatti, P.; Barrillon, P.; Batsch, T.; Bayer, J.; Bechini, R.; Belenguer, T.; Bellotti, R.; Belov, K.; Berlind, A. A.; Bertaina, M.; Biermann, P. L.; Biktemerova, S.; Blaksley, C.; Blanc, N.; Błȩcki, J.; Blin-Bondil, S.; Blümer, J.; Bobik, P.; Bogomilov, M.; Bonamente, M.; Briggs, M. S.; Briz, S.; Bruno, A.; Cafagna, F.; Campana, D.; Capdevielle, J.-N.; Caruso, R.; Casolino, M.; Cassardo, C.; Castellinic, G.; Catalano, C.; Catalano, G.; Cellino, A.; Chikawa, M.; Christl, M. J.; Cline, D.; Connaughton, V.; Conti, L.; Cordero, G.; Crawford, H. J.; Cremonini, R.; Csorna, S.; Dagoret-Campagne, S.; de Castro, A. J.; De Donato, C.; de la Taille, C.; De Santis, C.; del Peral, L.; Dell'Oro, A.; De Simone, N.; Di Martino, M.; Distratis, G.; Dulucq, F.; Dupieux, M.; Ebersoldt, A.; Ebisuzaki, T.; Engel, R.; Falk, S.; Fang, K.; Fenu, F.; Fernández-Gómez, I.; Ferrarese, S.; Finco, D.; Flamini, M.; Fornaro, C.; Franceschi, A.; Fujimoto, J.; Fukushima, M.; Galeotti, P.; Garipov, G.; Geary, J.; Gelmini, G.; Giraudo, G.; Gonchar, M.; González Alvarado, C.; Gorodetzky, P.; Guarino, F.; Guzmán, A.; Hachisu, Y.; Harlov, B.; Haungs, A.; Hernández Carretero, J.; Higashide, K.; Ikeda, D.; Ikeda, H.; Inoue, N.; Inoue, S.; Insolia, A.; Isgrò, F.; Itow, Y.; Joven, E.; Judd, E. G.; Jung, A.; Kajino, F.; Kajino, T.; Kaneko, I.; Karadzhov, Y.; Karczmarczyk, J.; Karus, M.; Katahira, K.; Kawai, K.; Kawasaki, Y.; Keilhauer, B.; Khrenov, B. A.; Kim, J.-S.; Kim, S.-W.; Kim, S.-W.; Kleifges, M.; Klimov, P. A.; Kolev, D.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Kudela, K.; Kurihara, Y.; Kusenko, A.; Kuznetsov, E.; Lacombe, M.; Lachaud, C.; Lee, J.; Licandro, J.; Lim, H.; López, F.; Maccarone, M. C.; Mannheim, K.; Maravilla, D.; Marcelli, L.; Marini, A.; Martinez, O.; Masciantonio, G.; Mase, K.; Matev, R.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Mernik, T.; Miyamoto, H.; Miyazaki, Y.; Mizumoto, Y.; Modestino, G.; Monaco, A.; Monnier-Ragaigne, D.; Morales de los Ríos, J. A.; Moretto, C.; Morozenko, V. S.; Mot, B.; Murakami, T.; Murakami, M. Nagano; Nagata, M.; Nagataki, S.; Nakamura, T.; Napolitano, T.; Naumov, D.; Nava, R.; Neronov, A.; Nomoto, K.; Nonaka, T.; Ogawa, T.; Ogio, S.; Ohmori, H.; Olinto, A. V.; Orleański, P.; Osteria, G.; Panasyuk, M. I.; Parizot, E.; Park, I. H.; Park, H. W.; Pastircak, B.; Patzak, T.; Paul, T.; Pennypacker, C.; Perez Cano, S.; Peter, T.; Picozza, P.; Pierog, T.; Piotrowski, L. W.; Piraino, S.; Plebaniak, Z.; Pollini, A.; Prat, P.; Prévôt, G.; Prieto, H.; Putis, M.; Reardon, P.; Reyes, M.; Ricci, M.; Rodríguez, I.; Rodríguez Frías, M. D.; Ronga, F.; Roth, M.; Rothkaehl, H.; Roudil, G.; Rusinov, I.; Rybczyński, M.; Sabau, M. D.; Sáez-Cano, G.; Sagawa, H.; Saito, A.; Sakaki, N.; Sakata, M.; Salazar, H.; Sánchez, S.; Santangelo, A.; Santiago Crúz, L.; Sanz Palomino, M.; Saprykin, O.; Sarazin, F.; Sato, H.; Sato, M.; Schanz, T.; Schieler, H.; Scotti, V.; Segreto, A.; Selmane, S.; Semikoz, D.; Serra, M.; Sharakin, S.; Shibata, T.; Shimizu, H. M.; Shinozaki, K.; Shirahama, T.; Siemieniec-Oziȩbło, G.; Silva López, H. H.; Sledd, J.; Słomińska, K.; Sobey, A.; Sugiyama, T.; Supanitsky, D.; Suzuki, M.; Szabelska, B.; Szabelski, J.; Tajima, F.; Tajima, N.; Tajima, T.; Takahashi, Y.; Takami, H.; Takeda, M.; Takizawa, Y.; Tenzer, C.; Tibolla, O.; Tkachev, L.; Tokuno, H.; Tomida, T.; Tone, N.; Toscano, S.; Trillaud, F.; Tsenov, R.; Tsunesada, Y.; Tsuno, K.; Tymieniecka, T.; Uchihori, Y.; Unger, M.; Vaduvescu, O.; Valdés-Galicia, J. F.; Vallania, P.; Valore, L.; Vankova, G.; Vigorito, C.; Villaseñor, L.; von Ballmoos, P.; Wada, S.; Watanabe, J.; Watanabe, S.; Watts, J.; Weber, M.; Weiler, T. J.; Wibig, T.; Wiencke, L.; Wille, M.; Wilms, J.; Włodarczyk, Z.; Yamamoto, T.; Yamamoto, Y.; Yang, J.; Yano, H.; Yashin, I. V.; Yonetoku, D.; Yoshida, K.; Yoshida, S.; Young, R.; Zotov, M. Yu.; Zuccaro Marchi, A.

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    In this paper we describe the main characteristics of the JEM-EUSO instrument. The Extreme Universe Space Observatory on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM-EUSO) of the International Space Station (ISS) will observe Ultra High-Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) from space. It will detect UV-light of Extensive Air Showers (EAS) produced by UHECRs traversing the Earth's atmosphere. For each event, the detector will determine the energy, arrival direction and the type of the primary particle. The advantage of a space-borne detector resides in the large field of view, using a target volume of about 1012 tons of atmosphere, far greater than what is achievable from ground. Another advantage is a nearly uniform sampling of the whole celestial sphere. The corresponding increase in statistics will help to clarify the origin and sources of UHECRs and characterize the environment traversed during their production and propagation. JEM-EUSO is a 1.1 ton refractor telescope using an optics of 2.5 m diameter Fresnel lenses to focus the UV-light from EAS on a focal surface composed of about 5,000 multi-anode photomultipliers, for a total of ≃3ṡ105 channels. A multi-layer parallel architecture handles front-end acquisition, selecting and storing valid triggers. Each processing level filters the events with increasingly complex algorithms using FPGAs and DSPs to reject spurious events and reduce the data rate to a value compatible with downlink constraints.

  18. Comet coma sample return instrument

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    Albee, A. L.; Brownlee, Don E.; Burnett, Donald S.; Tsou, Peter; Uesugi, K. T.

    1994-01-01

    The sample collection technology and instrument concept for the Sample of Comet Coma Earth Return Mission (SOCCER) are described. The scientific goals of this Flyby Sample Return are to return to coma dust and volatile samples from a known comet source, which will permit accurate elemental and isotopic measurements for thousands of individual solid particles and volatiles, detailed analysis of the dust structure, morphology, and mineralogy of the intact samples, and identification of the biogenic elements or compounds in the solid and volatile samples. Having these intact samples, morphologic, petrographic, and phase structural features can be determined. Information on dust particle size, shape, and density can be ascertained by analyzing penetration holes and tracks in the capture medium. Time and spatial data of dust capture will provide understanding of the flux dynamics of the coma and the jets. Additional information will include the identification of cosmic ray tracks in the cometary grains, which can provide a particle's process history and perhaps even the age of the comet. The measurements will be made with the same equipment used for studying micrometeorites for decades past; hence, the results can be directly compared without extrapolation or modification. The data will provide a powerful and direct technique for comparing the cometary samples with all known types of meteorites and interplanetary dust. This sample collection system will provide the first sample return from a specifically identified primitive body and will allow, for the first time, a direct method of matching meteoritic materials captured on Earth with known parent bodies.

  19. Forward instrumentation for ILC detectors

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    Two special calorimeters are foreseen for the instrumentation of the very forward region of the ILC detector, a luminometer designed to measure the rate of low angle Bhabha scattering events with a precision better than 10-3 and a low polar angle calorimeter, adjacent to the beam-pipe. The latter will be hit by a large amount of beamstrahlung remnants. The amount and shape of these depositions will allow a fast luminosity estimate and the determination of beam parameters. The sensors of this calorimeter must be radiation hard. Both devices will improve the hermeticity of the detector in the search for new particles. Finely segmented and very compact calorimeters will match the requirements. Due to the high occupancy fast front-end electronics is needed. The design of the calorimeters developed and optimised with Monte Carlo simulations is presented. Sensors and readout electronics ASICs have been designed and prototypes are available. Results on the performance of these major components are summarised. (orig.)

  20. LISA Pathfinder Instrument Data Analysis

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    Guzman, Felipe

    2010-01-01

    LISA Pathfinder (LPF) is an ESA-launched demonstration mission of key technologies required for the joint NASA-ESA gravitational wave observatory in space, LISA. As part of the LPF interferometry investigations, analytic models of noise sources and corresponding noise subtraction techniques have been developed to correct for effects like the coupling of test mass jitter into displacement readout, and fluctuations of the laser frequency or optical pathlength difference. Ground testing of pre-flight hardware of the Optical Metrology subsystem is currently ongoing at the Albert Einstein Institute Hannover. In collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the LPF mission data analysis tool LTPDA is being used to analyze the data product of these tests. Furthermore, the noise subtraction techniques and in-flight experiment runs for noise characterization are being defined as part of the mission experiment master plan. We will present the data analysis outcome of preflight hardware ground tests and possible noise subtraction strategies for in-flight instrument operations.

  1. Instrumentation for CTA site characterization

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    Fruck, Christian; Ernenwein, Jean-Pierre; Mandát, Dušan; Schweizer, Thomas; Häfner, Dennis; Bulik, Tomasz; Cieslar, Marek; Costantini, Heide; Dominik, Michal; Ebr, Jan; Garczarczyk, Markus; Lorentz, Eckart; Pareschi, Giovanni; Pech, Miroslav; Puerto-Giménez, Irene; Teshima, Masahiro

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    Many atmospheric and climatic criteria have to be taken into account for the selection of a suitable site for the next generation of imaging air-shower Cherenkov telescopes, the "Cherenkov Telescope Array" CTA. Such data are not available with sufficient precision or the comparability to allow for a comprehensive characterization of the proposed sites to be made. Identical cross-calibrated instruments have been developed which allow for precise comparison between sites, the cross-validation of existing data, and the ground-validation of satellite data. The site characterization work package of the CTA consortium opted to construct and deploy 9 copies of an autonomous multi-purpose weather sensor, incorporating an infrared cloud sensor a newly developed sensor for measuring the light of the night sky, and an All-Sky-Camera, the whole referred to as Autonomous Tool for Measuring Observatory Site COnditions PrEcisely (ATMOSCOPE). We present here the hardware that was combined into the ATMOSCOPE and characterize ...

  2. European Languages: Instruments and Symbols

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    Martina Ožbot

    2008-07-01

    Further, the role of Latin as the single most important European language over the centuries and as a unifying feature of European culture is discussed. Parallels are drawn between Latin as the historical European lingua franca on the one hand and English as the modern language of international communication on the other: the importance of both languages started growing after substantial territorial expansion of their speakers and it was especially the political and economic power associated to these languages that played a significant role in their diffusion and long-term influence. Taking into consideration the instrumental as well as the symbolic function of languages, the question about the relationship between English and other European languages in today’s Europe is dealt with; it is suggested that the European languages are in principle not endangered as a result of the spread of English, with the exception of those instances in which English has been taking over the functions they have traditionally performed as national or community languages. It is emphasized that the future of Europe lies in the promotion of biand multilingualism, which have, in actual fact, been present on this continent throughout its history, and which in the cases of some European languages (e.g. Catalan, Basque, Irish, etc. have been successfully enhanced over the past decades.

  3. New instruments for solar research

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    Rust, David M.; O'Byrne, John W.; Sterner, Raymond E., II

    1990-01-01

    In fulfilment of its goal to develop early detection and warning of emerging solar magnetic fields, the Center for Applied Solar Physics (CASP) has designed and constructed a solar vector magnetograph (VMG) that will provide unique data on the sunspot regions where flares originate. The instrument is reportedly beginning to approach its goals of measuring all three components of the solar magnetic field with a sensitivity of 50 to 100 G and a spatial resolution on the sun of about 700 km (1 arcsec). Importance of new high-resolution capabilities is stressed and the interpretation of VMG measurements is discussed. The performance of the solar VMG, installed in a 6-m dome at the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak in Sunspot, New Mexico, and its construction and environment are described; particular attention is given to the use and function of the filters. Initial results are examined, including a description and analysis of a magnetogram obtained after installation of an improved blocking filter.

  4. Instruments for subsurface monitoring of geothermal subsidence

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    O' Rourke, J.E.; Ranson, B.B.

    1979-07-01

    The requirements for a subsurface geothermal subsidence instrument were reviewed. Available instruments for monitoring subsurface displacements, both vertical and horizontal, were studied and the most capable instruments identified. Techniques and materials for improving existing or developing new instruments were evaluated. Elements of sensor and signal technology with potential for high temperature monitoring of subsidence were identified. Drawing from these studies, methods to adapt production wells for monitoring were proposed and several new instrumentation systems were conceptually designed. Finally, four instrumentation systems were selected for future development. These systems are: triple sensor induction sensor probe (with casing collar markers); triple sensor gamma ray detector probe (with radioactive markers); triple sensor reed switch probe (with magnet markers); and triple sensor oscillator-type magnet detector probe (with magnet markers). All are designed for use in well casing incorporating slip couplings or bellows sections, although the gamma ray detector probe may also be used in unlined holes. These systems all measure vertical moement. Instruments to measure horizontal displacement due to geothermal subsidence were studied and the required instrument performance was judged to be beyond the state-of-the-art. Thus, no conceptual designs for instruments to monitor horizontal movement are included.

  5. Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Electric Instruments

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    Ivashkin, Alexander V.

    2009-01-01

    Alfred Schnittke, Concerto for Electric Instruments: Reconstruction and world premiere performance conducted by Alexander Ivashkin London Philharmonic Orchestra Schnittke Festival, Southbank Centre, 22 November 2009

  6. The Sensors and Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network

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    The Sensors and Instrumentation KTN has established itself as the UK's national network in sensors and instrumentation, developing a community of over 2,250 member organisations. This paper describes the background to Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTNs) and the changes that are happening to KTNs at a national level, before describing the market size, activities and successes of the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN. The paper concludes by describing the merger between the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN and four other KTNs to create a new KTN, with a working title of the Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN.

  7. LESSER KNOWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN KOSOVO

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    Resad Fazli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the author presented the instruments that were originated in this region, as well as those instruments that are brought from other regions, and became deeply carved into the tradition and culture of the local people, that they feel as their own. Some of these instruments are kept only here in this region, and they are not used anymore in the area they originated from. This paper also covers instruments that are rarely used or completely lost in this region.

  8. Instrumented hip implants: electric supply systems.

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    Soares dos Santos, Marco P; Ferreira, Jorge A F; Ramos, A; Simões, José A O; Morais, Raul; Silva, Nuno M; Santos, Paulo M; Reis, M J C S; Oliveira, T

    2013-10-18

    Instrumented hip implants were proposed as a method to monitor and predict the biomechanical and thermal environment surrounding such implants. Nowadays, they are being developed as active implants with the ability to prevent failures by loosening. The generation of electric energy to power active mechanisms of instrumented hip implants remains a question. Instrumented implants cannot be implemented without effective electric power systems. This paper surveys the power supply systems of seventeen implant architectures already implanted in-vivo, namely from instrumented hip joint replacements and instrumented fracture stabilizers. Only inductive power links and batteries were used in-vivo to power the implants. The energy harvesting systems, which were already designed to power instrumented hip implants, were also analyzed focusing their potential to overcome the disadvantages of both inductive-based and battery-based power supply systems. From comparative and critical analyses of the methods to power instrumented implants, one can conclude that: inductive powering and batteries constrain the full operation of instrumented implants; motion-driven electromagnetic energy harvesting is a promising method to power instrumented passive and active hip implants. PMID:24050511

  9. Seismic instrumentation for nuclear power plants

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    A seismic instrumentation system used in Nuclear Power Plants to monitor the design parameters of systems, structures and components, needed to provide safety to those Plants, against the action of earthquakes is described. The instrumentation described is based on the nuclear standards in force. The minimum amount of sensors and other components used, as well as their general localization, is indicated. The operation of the instrumentation system as a whole and the handling of the recovered data are dealt with accordingly. The various devices used are not covered in detail, except for the accelerometer, which is the seismic instrumentation basic component. (Author)

  10. Ozone Monitoring Instrument geolocation verification

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    Kroon, M.; Dobber, M. R.; Dirksen, R.; Veefkind, J. P.; van den Oord, G. H. J.; Levelt, P. F.

    2008-08-01

    Verification of the geolocation assigned to individual ground pixels as measured by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aboard the NASA EOS-Aura satellite was performed by comparing geophysical Earth surface details as observed in OMI false color images with the high-resolution continental outline vector map as provided by the Interactive Data Language (IDL) software tool from ITT Visual Information Solutions. The OMI false color images are generated from the OMI visible channel by integration over 20-nm-wide spectral bands of the Earth radiance intensity around 484 nm, 420 nm, and 360 nm wavelength per ground pixel. Proportional to the integrated intensity, we assign color values composed of CRT standard red, green, and blue to the OMI ground pixels. Earth surface details studied are mostly high-contrast coast lines where arid land or desert meets deep blue ocean. The IDL high-resolution vector map is based on the 1993 CIA World Database II Map with a 1-km accuracy. Our results indicate that the average OMI geolocation offset over the years 2005-2006 is 0.79 km in latitude and 0.29 km in longitude, with a standard deviation of 1.64 km in latitude and 2.04 km in longitude, respectively. Relative to the OMI nadir pixel size, one obtains mean displacements of ˜6.1% in latitude and ˜1.2% in longitude, with standard deviations of 12.6% and 7.9%, respectively. We conclude that the geolocation assigned to individual OMI ground pixels is sufficiently accurate to support scientific studies of atmospheric features as observed in OMI level 2 satellite data products, such as air quality issues on urban scales or volcanic eruptions and its plumes, that occur on spatial scales comparable to or smaller than OMI nadir pixels.

  11. Busca de casos de tuberculose pulmonar: abreugrafia em sintomáticos respiratórios, seguida de exames bacteriológicos nos suspeitos Case-finding for pulmonary tuberculosis through photofluorography and sputum examination of symptomatic persons

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    Gilberto Ribeiro Arantes

    1980-06-01

    Full Text Available Todos os 32.225 adultos matriculados durante um ano no Centro de Saúde de Ribeirão Preto, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, foram interrogados quanto à presença de sintomas respiratórios e abreugrafados. Aos sintomáticos foi dada orientação para a colheita de escarro com vistas à baciloscopia e à cultura para bacilo da tuberculose. O exame abreugráfico selecionou 230 portadores de sombras anormais (0,75% entre os 30.846 assintomáticos e 328 (23,8% entre os 1.379 sintomáticos. Dos 90 doentes descobertos, 57 eram sintomóticos bacilíferos, 28 sintomáticos não-bacilíferos e 5 assintomáticos. Se a busca de casos tivesse sido realizada somente nos sintomáticos respiratórios, sem utilização da abreugrafia, 33 doentes deixariam de ser descobertos. Por sua vez a pesquisa apenas em sintomáticos portadores de sombras anormais teria economizado 30.846 abreugrafias deixando de descobrir só 5 casos assintomáticos, ou seja, clinicamente inexpressivos. Foi qualificado o potencial epidemiológíco desse tipo de caso concluindo-se que o mesmo é desprezível.To determine the best pattern for the use of radiology in tuberculosis case-finding, all registrants aged 15 and over at the Public Health Center of Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil were questioned for respiratory symptoms and had a 70mm chest photofluorogram taken. This program was carried on for a year. Each symptomatic sputum specimen was examined through microscopy and culture. Each registrant with an abnormal X-ray and negative sputum specimen was submitted to clinical procedure until final diagnosis could be reached. X-rays showed abnormal shadws in 558 people. One thousand three hundred and seventy-nine people were found to have respiratory symptoms. A total 90 active cases were found; 57 of these were bacillary and 33, abacillary (5 of them asymptomatic. Of the 30,846 persons screened by X-ray, 230 (0.75% were found to be radiologically abnormal, and 5.6%, that is, 5 out of 90, active

  12. Cuidado domiciliar: em busca da autonomia do indivíduo e da família - na perspectiva da área pública Home care: searching for individual and family's autonomy in the public scope

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    Maria Ribeiro Lacerda

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este texto é um ensaio com o objetivo de refletir sobre a possibilidade da busca da autonomia do indivíduo e da família nos serviços públicos de saúde, através da ação dos profissionais de saúde e, principalmente, da presença da enfermeira no desenvolvimento do cuidado domiciliar. Para realizar o cuidado domiciliar nos sistemas de saúde, principalmente na perspectiva do serviço público, devem ser considerados alguns aspectos referentes à organização e à formação dos profissionais de saúde. O sucesso do cuidado domiciliar está em olhar o indivíduo e sua família em seu contexto, visualizando e considerando seu meio social, suas inserções, seu local de moradia, seus hábitos e relações e qualquer outra coisa ou situação que façam parte de seu existir e estar no mundo. Autonomia, para os indivíduos e familiares terem condições para desenvolverem o cuidado no domicílio numa situação de adoecimento, é a possibilidade de estar capacitado a realizar o cuidado com ajuda do sistema de saúde, com profissionais que ensinem, orientem e acompanhem e principalmente com uma enfermeira que tenha sensibilidade e capacidade técnica-científica para estabelecer metas de cuidado factíveis à realidade de saúde-doença vivenciada.The objective of this essay is to reflect on the possibility of searching for individual and family's autonomy in public health services through health professionals, mainly nurses in the development of home care. Some aspects related to the organization and health professionals' education must be considered in order to perform home care in health systems, mainly in the public service scope. Effective home care must watch individuals and their families in their context, visualizing and considering their social environment, their insertions, their homes, their habits and relationships, and anything or any situation that are part of their existence in the world. Autonomy - for individuals as well as

  13. A violência contra mulheres: demandas espontâneas e busca ativa em unidade básica de saúde Violence against women: spontaneous demands v. screening in healthcare centers

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    Lilia B. Schraiber

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Acolher demandas e assistir mulheres que sofrem violência é parte dos direitos em saúde, embora a assistência não esteja estruturada e ocorra pouca detecção de casos. Buscou-se um diagnóstico de situação em serviços, avaliando-se a emergência de demandas referidas à violência por parte das usuárias de uma unidade básica da rede pública, contrastando-se a demanda espontânea com a busca ativa de casos. Realizou-se um primeiro estudo por técnicas de observação participante, seguida de estudo de prontuário, com 142 mulheres sendo acompanhadas; num segundo estudo, em uma amostra de 322 usuárias, aplicou-se entrevista. Em atividades grupais observou-se relatos espontâneos e nos prontuários médicos registros de demandas espontâneas; o mesmo não ocorreu em consultas individuais. A entrevista detectou uma prevalência de casos muito maior. Então, a possibilidade de detecção de casos, seu acolhimento e algumas respostas do serviço, requer especificidade de abordagem e cuidados próprios para que a violência contra mulheres possa emergir como parte da demanda usual na saúde.In spite of poorly structured assistance and the fact that only a few instances of abuse are detected, the response to women's demands and assisting those who have been victims of violence is part of their right to healthcare. This work attempts to diagnose the situation regarding health services through the assessment of the degree of emergency in violence-related demands coming from users of a healthcare facility of the public network through the comparison of results from spontaneous demands with results obtained when actively searching for cases. A first study was conducted with the utilization of participatory observation techniques, followed by the study of patient files, with the follow-up of 142 women; a second study, with a sample of 322 users, was based on an assessment screening. Spontaneous expression occurred during group activities and was

  14. Atuação do pediatra nos primeiros mil dias da criança: a busca pela nutrição e desenvolvimento saudáveis

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    Antonio Jose Ledo Alves da Cunha

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    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivos: Descrever o conceito dos primeiros mil dias, sua importância para a saúde e ações a serem implantadas, em especial pelos pediatras, para que a criança alcance nutrição e desenvolvimento saudáveis. Fonte dos dados: Revisão não sistemática nas bases SciELO, Lilacs, Medline, Scopus e Web of Science nos últimos dez anos com os termos mil dias, nutrição infantil, desenvolvimento infantil, infância, criança. Busca não sistemática na Internet de organizações que adotam o conceito dos mil dias e emitem recomendações sobre a saúde da criança. Síntese dos dados: Os primeiros mil dias vão da concepção até o fim do segundo ano de vida. É um importante período para intervenções que garantam nutrição e desenvolvimento saudáveis, que trarão benefícios em todo o ciclo de vida. As crianças devem receber alimentação adequada, por meio de nutrição pré-natal adequada, aleitamento materno exclusivo nos primeiros seis meses, adição de alimentos complementares adequados e continuação da amamentação até os dois anos. Face à condição de dependência absoluta de cuidados de um adulto, é fundamental que tenham um ambiente propício e acolhedor necessário para desenvolver laços fortes com seus cuidadores e lançar as bases para um desenvolvimento pleno e saudável. Conclusões: O pediatra, junto com outros profissionais, pode atuar na promoção de ações com ênfase no conceito dos primeiros mil dias que garantam a nutrição e o desenvolvimento saudáveis da criança. Focalizar ações nesse período poderá aumentar as chances de a criança ter uma vida saudável e produtiva no futuro, fortalecer famílias e comunidades e contribuir para quebrar o ciclo intergeracional da pobreza.

  15. Instruments of Innovation Policy: Theory and Practice

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    Vladimir Eremkin; Tatiana Sutyrina

    2013-01-01

    This study presents an analysis of one of the most important tasks of any innovative economy – innovation policy development. The work provides an overview of the main instruments for implementation of innovation policy and their systematization. Each instrument of innovation policy is subjected to theoretical analysis and examples from an international practice are provided

  16. Microfabricated field calibration assembly for analytical instruments

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    Robinson, Alex L.; Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; Rodacy, Philip J.; Simonson, Robert J.

    2011-03-29

    A microfabricated field calibration assembly for use in calibrating analytical instruments and sensor systems. The assembly comprises a circuit board comprising one or more resistively heatable microbridge elements, an interface device that enables addressable heating of the microbridge elements, and, in some embodiments, a means for positioning the circuit board within an inlet structure of an analytical instrument or sensor system.

  17. Soft Governance Instruments in the EU

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    Borras, Susana

    Following recent theoretical and conceptual developments this paper examines the extent to which the gradual introduction and unfolding of new soft instruments in the European Union is in fact changing the EUs system of governance and the nature of the European integration process. The paper...... of assumptions about the different types of instruments. These assumptions will be tested empirically in the future....

  18. Guitar as the Preferred Musical Instrument

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    Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III; Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Pelayo, Jose Juancho S.

    2015-01-01

    The Guitar is a very popular instrument that is commonly used by many musicians. This study focused on the factors that made the guitar more appealing to the youth in comparison to other instruments. A semi structured, open ended questionnaire was used to collect the data essential for this study. 50 male and 50 female college students were…

  19. Void Fraction Instrument operation and maintenance manual

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    This Operations and Maintenance Manual (O ampersand MM) addresses riser installation, equipment and personnel hazards, operating instructions, calibration, maintenance, removal, and other pertinent information necessary to safely operate and store the Void Fraction Instrument. Final decontamination and decommissioning of the Void Fraction Instrument are not covered in this document

  20. Technology evolution of the Tropomi instrument

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    Vries, J. de; Hoogeveen, R.; Voors, R.; Kleipool, Q.; Veefkind, P.; Aben, I.; Snel, R.; Valk, N.C.J. van der; Visser, H.; Otter, G.C.J.

    2012-01-01

    TROPOMI is the sun backscatter trace gas instrument on ESA's Sentinel-5 precursor satellite. TROPOMI builds upon a rich heritage from similar instruments, the main ones being SCIAMACHY on ESA's ENVISAT and OMI on NASA's AURA satellite. This paper explains how the technology from the heritage instrum

  1. An ancient musical instrument returns home

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    1997-01-01

    After 300 years abroad, an ancient Chinese musical instrument returned home with its face lifted and a Japanese name. Originally a one-stringed plucker, the Daisho Modo now features a whole family of electric high-, medium-pitched and bass instruments. With crisp tone and wide range, the Daisho Modo is

  2. VELA: A Microprocessor-Based Laboratory Instrument.

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    Lambert, Andrew

    1983-01-01

    Provides a general description of a preprogramed, microprocessor-based laboratory instrument, discussing its use in monitoring: (1) environmental changes; (2) distribution of count rates from a radioactive source, and (3) motion on an air tract. Includes list of the instrument's various capabilities: frequency meter, voltmeter, interval timer, and…

  3. DARE: a dedicated aerosols retrieval instrument

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    Court, A.J.; Smorenburg, K.; Courrèges-Lacoste, G.B.; Visser, H.; Leeuw, G. de; Decae, R.

    2004-01-01

    Satellite remote sensing of aerosols is a largely unresolved problem. A dedicated instrument aimed at aerosols would be able to reduce the large uncertainties connected to this kind of remote sensing. TNO is performing a study of a space based instrument for aerosol measurements, together with the s

  4. Instrumental en odontología

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    Vega del Barrio, José María; Hidalgo Arroquia, Juan José; García de Andrés, Alfonso

    2010-01-01

    Se presentan los principios básicos de la instrumentación en odontología, tanto con instrumentos simples como son instrumentos complejos. [ABSTRACT]We present the basic principles of instrumentation in dentistry, both with simple tools and complex instruments.

  5. Instrumentation for multi-detector arrays

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    R K Bhowmik

    2001-07-01

    The new generation of detector arrays require complex instrumentation and data acquisition system to ensure increased reliability of operation, high degree of integration, software control and faster data handling capability. The main features of some of the existing multi-detector arrays like MSU 4 array, Gammasphere and Eurogam are summarized. The instrumentation for the proposed INGA array in India is discussed.

  6. A test instrument for palliative care.

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    Adriaansen, M.J.M.; Achterberg, T. van

    2004-01-01

    This article describes a methodological study concerning the development of a test instrument that can be used for measuring the effects of a course in palliative care on registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. This test instrument is comprised of two parts: an expertise and insight test an

  7. Measuring the instrument function of radiometers

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    Winston, R. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States); Littlejohn, R.G. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The instrument function is a function of position and angle, the knowledge of which allows one to compute the response of a radiometer to an incident wave field in any state of coherence. The instrument function of a given radiometer need not be calculated; instead, it may be measured by calibration with incident plane waves.

  8. Needed: Instruments as Good as Our Eyes

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    Brickell, Henry M.

    2011-01-01

    Evaluators use their eyes to see what is there, whether it is intended or not. But they use their test instruments to measure what is intended, whether it is there or not. Evaluators have been broadening their repertoire of instruments for years: curriculum-embedded tests, observer checklists, audiotape recorders, videotape recorders, unobtrusive…

  9. Endotoxins in surgical instruments of hip arthroplasty

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    Vania Regina Goveia

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract OBJECTIVE To investigate endotoxins in sterilized surgical instruments used in hip arthroplasties. METHOD A descriptive exploratory study conducted in a public teaching hospital. Six types of surgical instruments were selected, namely: acetabulum rasp, femoral rasp, femoral head remover, chisel box, flexible bone reamer and femoral head test. The selection was based on the analysis of the difficulty in removing bone and blood residues during cleaning. The sample was made up of 60 surgical instruments, which were tested for endotoxins in three different stages. The EndosafeTM Gel-Clot LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate method was used. RESULT There was consistent gel formation with positive analysis in eight instruments, corresponding to 13.3%, being four femoral rasps and four bone reamers. CONCLUSION Endotoxins in quantity ≥0.125 UE/mL were detected in 13.3% of the instruments tested.

  10. Intonation and Compensation of Fretted String Instruments

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    Varieschi, Gabriele U

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we present mathematical models and we analyze the physics related to the problem of intonation of musical instruments such as guitars, mandolins and similar, i.e., we study how to produce perfectly in tune notes on these instruments. This analysis begins with the correct fret placement on the instrument fingerboard, following precise mathematical laws, but then it becomes increasingly complicated due to the geometrical deformation of the strings when these instruments are played, and also due to the inharmonic characteristics of the same strings. As a consequence of these factors, perfect intonation of all the notes on the instrument can never be achieved, but complex compensation procedures are introduced and studied to minimize the problem. To test the validity of these compensation procedures, we have performed extensive measurements using standard monochord sonometers and other basic acoustical devices, which confirm the correctness of our theoretical models. In particular, these experimenta...

  11. Microbial contamination of musical wind instruments.

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    Marshall, Bonnie; Levy, Stuart

    2011-08-01

    Retrospective and prospective studies were used to assess the numbers, types and persistence of microbes that contaminate wind instruments. All previously played instruments (n = 20) harbored viable bacteria as well as mold and/or yeast. Reedinstruments consistently carried higher microbial loads than did flutes or trumpets. Instruments played within the previous three days bore typical mouth flora, while bacteria recovered after 72 h following play consisted of normal environmental flora. Prospective studies tested survival of potentially pathogenic bacteria (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Moraxella, Escherichia coli and attenuated Mycobacterium tuberculosis) when applied to reeds or following simulated 'play' of a clarinet. All species survived for a maximum of 24-48 h on reeds, except Mycobacterium, which persisted through 13 days. In simulated play experiments, test bacteria could persist for up to five days. These findings support the establishment of guidelines for decontamination of wind instruments and for sharing or transfer of these instruments among players.

  12. Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Simulator

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    Benna, Mehdi; Nolan, Tom

    2013-01-01

    The Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Simulator (SAMSIM) is a numerical model dedicated to plan and validate operations of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the surface of Mars. The SAM instrument suite, currently operating on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), is an analytical laboratory designed to investigate the chemical and isotopic composition of the atmosphere and volatiles extracted from solid samples. SAMSIM was developed using Matlab and Simulink libraries of MathWorks Inc. to provide MSL mission planners with accurate predictions of the instrument electrical, thermal, mechanical, and fluid responses to scripted commands. This tool is a first example of a multi-purpose, full-scale numerical modeling of a flight instrument with the purpose of supplementing or even eliminating entirely the need for a hardware engineer model during instrument development and operation. SAMSIM simulates the complex interactions that occur between the instrument Command and Data Handling unit (C&DH) and all subsystems during the execution of experiment sequences. A typical SAM experiment takes many hours to complete and involves hundreds of components. During the simulation, the electrical, mechanical, thermal, and gas dynamics states of each hardware component are accurately modeled and propagated within the simulation environment at faster than real time. This allows the simulation, in just a few minutes, of experiment sequences that takes many hours to execute on the real instrument. The SAMSIM model is divided into five distinct but interacting modules: software, mechanical, thermal, gas flow, and electrical modules. The software module simulates the instrument C&DH by executing a customized version of the instrument flight software in a Matlab environment. The inputs and outputs to this synthetic C&DH are mapped to virtual sensors and command lines that mimic in their structure and connectivity the layout of the instrument harnesses. This module executes

  13. Intraoral Pressure in Ethnic Wind Instruments

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    Goss, Clinton F

    2013-01-01

    High intraoral pressure generated when playing some wind instruments has been linked to a variety of health issues. Prior research has focused on Western classical instruments, but no work has been published on ethnic wind instruments. This study measured intraoral pressure when playing six classes of ethnic wind instruments (N = 149): Native American flutes (n = 71) and smaller samples of ethnic duct flutes, reed instruments, reedpipes, overtone whistles, and overtone flutes. Results are presented in the context of a survey of prior studies, providing a composite view of the intraoral pressure requirements of a broad range of wind instruments. Mean intraoral pressure was 8.37 mBar across all ethnic wind instruments and 5.21 +/- 2.16 mBar for Native American flutes. The range of pressure in Native American flutes closely matches pressure reported in other studies for normal speech, and the maximum intraoral pressure, 20.55 mBar, is below the highest subglottal pressure reported in other studies during singing...

  14. Background instrumental music and serial recall.

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    Nittono, H

    1997-06-01

    Although speech and vocal music are consistently shown to impair serial recall for visually presented items, instrumental music does not always produce a significant disruption. This study investigated the features of instrumental music that would modulate the disruption in serial recall. 24 students were presented sequences of nine digits and required to recall the digits in order of presentation. Instrumental music as played either forward or backward during the task. Forward music caused significantly more disruption than did silence, whereas the reversed music did not. Some higher-order factor may be at work in the effect of background music on serial recall.

  15. Development of the physician satisfaction survey instrument.

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    Soo Hoo, W E; Ramer, L

    1998-01-01

    Continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities depend on valid and reliable instruments to generate data. An evaluation of internal and external customer satisfaction is one of the pillars of the CQI process. This article describes the development of a valid and reliable instrument for measuring physicians' satisfaction with the orthopedic nursing units at a major medical trauma center. The physician satisfaction survey instrument was found to be internally consistent (alpha = .95). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that 68% of the variance in physician satisfaction scores (eigenvalue = 8.14) was explained by using a single-factor model. PMID:10181899

  16. Development of the physician satisfaction survey instrument.

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    Soo Hoo, W E; Ramer, L

    1998-01-01

    Continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities depend on valid and reliable instruments to generate data. An evaluation of internal and external customer satisfaction is one of the pillars of the CQI process. This article describes the development of a valid and reliable instrument for measuring physicians' satisfaction with the orthopedic nursing units at a major medical trauma center. The physician satisfaction survey instrument was found to be internally consistent (alpha = .95). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that 68% of the variance in physician satisfaction scores (eigenvalue = 8.14) was explained by using a single-factor model.

  17. Instrument systems for environmental radiation and radioactivity

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    Assessment of impact of low level radiation calls for development of techniques and instrumentation for dosimetric purposes. The specifications for such instruments are quite stringent since these have to be operated in a hostile environment on a real time basis often requiring to meet very low sensitivities. Though the basic measurement systems may seem rudimentary in some cases, the automation and refinement required to meet the specifications pose challenges. The challenges have been met successfully to a large extent. The paper describes the indigenous development of various instruments for measurement of environmental radiation and radioactivity. (author). 4 refs., 1 tab

  18. Data reduction for the MATISSE instrument

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    Millour, Florentin; Heininger, M; Hofmann, K -H; Schertl, D; Weigelt, G; Guitton, F; Jaffe, W; Beckmann, U; Petrov, R; Allouche, F; Robbe-Dubois, S; Lagarde, S; Soulain, A; Meilland, A; Matter, A; Cruzalèbes, P; Lopez, B

    2016-01-01

    We present in this paper the general formalism and data processing steps used in the MATISSE data reduction software, as it has been developed by the MATISSE consortium. The MATISSE instrument is the mid-infrared new generation interferometric instrument of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). It is a 2-in-1 instrument with 2 cryostats and 2 detectors: one 2k x 2k Rockwell Hawaii 2RG detector for L&M-bands, and one 1k x 1k Raytheon Aquarius detector for N-band, both read at high framerates, up to 30 frames per second. MATISSE is undergoing its first tests in laboratory today.

  19. Particle size distribution instrument. Topical report 13

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    Okhuysen, W.; Gassaway, J.D.

    1995-04-01

    The development of an instrument to measure the concentration of particles in gas is described in this report. An in situ instrument was designed and constructed which sizes individual particles and counts the number of occurrences for several size classes. Although this instrument was designed to detect the size distribution of slag and seed particles generated at an experimental coal-fired magnetohydrodynamic power facility, it can be used as a nonintrusive diagnostic tool for other hostile industrial processes involving the formation and growth of particulates. Two of the techniques developed are extensions of the widely used crossed beam velocimeter, providing simultaneous measurement of the size distribution and velocity of articles.

  20. A necessidade de se (repensar a realização do direito em tempos de protagonismo judicial – um percurso possível em busca de uma reflexão refundadora de um novo sentido

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    José Manuel Aroso Linhares

    2011-12-01

    verdade substancialontologicamenteencerrada na lei (enquanto texto de autoridade. Ao Poder Legislativo cabia a criação das leis e ao Poder Judiciário a aplicação dessas mesmas leis – concebia-se uma divisão asséptica entre orgãos funções, poderes estatais, ancorada na compreensão clássica do princípio da separação dos poderes. A criatividadese restringia ao âmbito da função legiferanteexercida exclusivamente pelo Poder Legislativo em contraposição a natureza execultória da jurisdição. Não obstante, há como separar radicalmente criação de “aplicação” do direito?Sustenta-se aqui que não; que a atividade jurisdicionalé iniludivelmente criativa, cabendoaos Tribunais e aos juristas, a obrigação de (repensar a função jurisdicional e o papel do juiz,especialmente em tempos de protagonismo judicial.

  1. Cryogenic Detectors (Narrow Field Instruments)

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    Hoevers, H.; Verhoeve, P.

    Two cryogenic imaging spectrometer arrays are currently considered as focal plane instruments for XEUS. The narrow field imager 1 (NFI 1) will cover the energy range from 0.05 to 3 keV with an energy resolution of 2 eV, or better, at 500 eV. A second narrow field imager (NFI 2) covers the energy range from 1 to 15 keV with an energy resolution of 2 eV (at 1 keV) and 5 eV (at 7 keV), creating some overlap with part of the NFI 1 energy window. Both narrow field imagers have a 0.5 arcmin field of view. Their imaging capabilities are matched to the XEUS optics of 2 to 5 arcsec leading to 1 arcsec pixels. The detector arrays will be cooled by a closed cycle system comprising a mechanical cooler with a base temperature of 2.5 K and either a low temperature 3He sorption pump providing the very low temperature stage and/or an Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR). The ADR cooler is explicitly needed to cool the NFI 2 array. The narrow field imager 1} Currently a 48 times 48 element array of superconducting tunnel junctions (STJ) is envisaged. Its operating temperature is in the range between 30 and 350 mK. Small, single Ta STJs (20-50 mum on a side) have shown 3.5 eV (FWHM) resolution at E = 525 eV and small arrays have been successfully demonstrated (6 times 6 pixels), or are currently tested (10 times 12 pixels). Alternatively, a prototype Distributed Read-Out Imaging Device (DROID), consisting of a linear superconducting Ta absorber of 20 times 100 mum2, including a 20 times 20 mum STJ for readout at either end, has shown a measured energy resolution of 2.4 eV (FWHM) at E = 500 eV. Simulations involving the diffusion properties as well as loss and tunnel rates have shown that the performance can be further improved by slight modifications in the geometry, and that the size of the DROIDS can be increased to 0.5-1.0 mm without loss in energy resolution. The relatively large areas and good energy resolution compared to single STJs make DROIDS good candidates for the

  2. Microbolometer spectrometer: the multi purpose smallsat instrument

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    Leijtens, J.A.P.; Court, A.J.; Boom, K. de

    2004-01-01

    Due to lower mass, size and power demands and recognized increased reliability, microbolometer detectors seem to be well suited for small sattelite applications. Due to the improving technical performance, next generation instruments can use uncooled microbolometer arrays without significantly sacri

  3. Patient Matched Instruments and Total Knee System

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    Full Text Available Smith & Nephew Technologies: VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Instruments and LEGION™ Total Knee System You must have Javascript enabled in your web browser. View Program Transcript Click Here to view the OR-Live, Inc. Privacy Policy and Legal ...

  4. Instrumentness for Creativity - Mediation, Materiality & Metonymy

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Breinbjerg, Morten; Pold, Søren

    2007-01-01

    in use beyond what is initially designed for. The paper performs a conceptual investigation into qualities in software interfaces that support creativity, supported by analysis of, and interviews with, musical composers. Instrumentness is explained through discussions of materiality and metonymy...

  5. HNX/DragonTIGER Instrument Development Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Precisely identifying the species of cosmic-ray nuclei detected by a satellite or balloon instrument requires the use of several complementary detector systems. In...

  6. Musical intonation of wind instruments and temperature

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    Zendri, G.; Valdan, M.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S.

    2015-05-01

    Wind musical instruments are affected in their intonation by temperature. We show how to account for these effects in a simple experiment, and provide results in languages accessible to both physics and music professionals.

  7. Instrumentation For Geological Fieldwork on the Moon

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    Talboys, D L; Bannister, N P; Fraser, G W; Holt, J; Nelms, N; Pullan, D; Sims, M R

    2005-01-01

    A human return to the Moon will require that astronauts are well equipped with instrumentation to aid their investigations during geological field work. Two instruments are described in detail. The first is a portable X-ray Spectrometer, which can provide rapid geochemical analyses of rocks and soils, identify lunar resources and aid selection of samples for return to Earth. The second instrument is the Geological and Radiation environment package (GEORAD). This is an instrument package, mounted on a rover, to perform in-situ measurements on the lunar surface. It can be used for bulk geochemical measurements of rocks and soils (particularly identifying KREEP-enriched rocks), prospect for ice in shadowed areas of craters at the poles and characterise the lunar radiation environment.

  8. Instrumental neutron activation analysis - a routine method

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    This thesis describes the way in which at IRI instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) has been developed into an automated system for routine analysis. The basis of this work are 20 publications describing the development of INAA since 1968. (Auth.)

  9. Enhanced mission performance from autonomous instrument guidance

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    Jørgensen, John Leif; Jørgensen, Peter Siegbjørn; Betto, Maurizio;

    2006-01-01

    During the last decade improvements in electronics, on-board processing power and software design has lead to significant advances in the development of autonomous instrumentation for spacecraft use. The Advanced Stellar Compass (ASC) and the newly developed micro-ASC (mu ASC) are excellent...... and power consumption makes the mu ASC an ideal instrument for small, high yielding satellite missions. The ASC has hitherto been used by the satellite AOCS and the high accuracy scientific instrument for attitude recovery (among others onboard ORSTED, CHAMP, and GRACE), and satellite high accuracy target...... acquisition and pointing (PROBA). Here three applications of the mu ASC as an autonomous onboard precision guide for precision vector instrumentation are presented. These are autonomous onboard antenna guidance, telescope guidance and tracking and high accuracy and wide range laser rangers....

  10. Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase II program is to develop, deploy and deliver novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous...

  11. Continuing Education Instrumentation Training in Clinical Chemistry.

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    LeBlanc, Jacqueline; Frankel, Saundra

    1980-01-01

    Describes the continuing education program for clinical chemistry instrumentation training established at The College of Staten Island, New York. A course consisting of 14 sessions is outlined and discussed. (CS)

  12. Splinting for adaptation of musical instruments.

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    Boyette, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    Classic instrument design does not always match the physical capacity of the musician, as instruments are often chosen because of the pleasing sound and not the ease of play. Devices that are commercially available to create a more ergonomic structure may not address the specific needs of a musician with a chronic condition. Through basic splinting of the musician with an injury, these physical stressors can be reduced, allowing the continuation of musical practice and performance. Appropriate design modification requires a solid understanding of upper extremity anatomy, splint design technique, and the biomechanic principles of playing the instrument. Through knowledge of music theory and appreciation, one may modify the instrument while protecting tonal flexibility, resonance, mechanical freedom, and sound quality. Two case studies present a range of splint design, from small to large, static to dynamic, and for congenital or chronic conditions.

  13. Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop novel laser-based instruments that provide rapid, in situ, simultaneous measurements of gas...

  14. Cellular telephone-based radiation detection instrument

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    Craig, William W.; Labov, Simon E.

    2011-06-14

    A network of radiation detection instruments, each having a small solid state radiation sensor module integrated into a cellular phone for providing radiation detection data and analysis directly to a user. The sensor module includes a solid-state crystal bonded to an ASIC readout providing a low cost, low power, light weight compact instrument to detect and measure radiation energies in the local ambient radiation field. In particular, the photon energy, time of event, and location of the detection instrument at the time of detection is recorded for real time transmission to a central data collection/analysis system. The collected data from the entire network of radiation detection instruments are combined by intelligent correlation/analysis algorithms which map the background radiation and detect, identify and track radiation anomalies in the region.

  15. Performance of BATAN-SANS instrument

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    Ikram, Abarrul; Insani, Andon [National Nuclear Energy Agency, P and D Centre for Materials Science and Technology, Serpong (Indonesia)

    2003-03-01

    SANS data from some standard samples have been obtained using BATAN-SANS instrument in Serpong. The experiments were performed for various experimental set-ups that involve different detector positions and collimator lengths. This paper describes the BATAN-SANS instrument briefly as well as the data taken from those experiments and followed with discussion of the results concerning the performance and calibration of the instrument. The standard samples utilized in these experiments include porous silica, polystyrene-poly isoprene, silver behenate, poly ball and polystyrene-poly (ethylene-alt-propylene). Even though the results show that BATAN-SANS instrument is in good shape, but rooms for improvements are still widely open especially for the velocity selector and its control system. (author)

  16. CICADA -- Configurable Instrument Control and Data Acquisition

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    Young, Peter J.; Roberts, William H.; Sebo, Kim M.

    CICADA (Young et al. 1997) is a multi-process, distributed application for the control of astronomical data acquisition systems. It comprises elements that control the operation of, and data flow from CCD camera systems; and the operation of telescope instrument control systems. CICADA can be used to dynamically configure support for astronomical instruments that can be made up of multiple cameras and multiple instrument controllers. Each camera is described by a hierarchy of parts that are each individually configured and linked together. Most of CICADA is written in C++ and much of the configurability of CICADA comes from the use of inheritance and polymorphism. An example of a multiple part instrument configuration -- a wide field imager (WFI) -- is described here. WFI, presently under construction, is made up of eight 2k x 4k CCDs with dual SDSU II controllers and will be used at Siding Spring's ANU 40in and AAO 3.9m telescopes.

  17. Instrument või museaal? / Risto Lehiste

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    Lehiste, Risto

    2010-01-01

    Muuseumide ning ühiskonna suhtumisest vanadesse muusikainstrumentidesse. Seoses Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseumis 30. septembril 2010 toimunud seminariga "Instrument või museaal? Ajalooliste pillide restaureerimine ning kasutamine muuseumis"

  18. Occlusion: 3. Articulators and related instruments.

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    Milosevic, Alex

    2003-11-01

    Dental articulators are instruments that reproduce jaw movements to varying degrees of accuracy. This article aims to give an overview of the various types of articulator and describe their applications and limitations.

  19. Musical Intonation of Wind Instruments and Temperature

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    Zendri, G.; Valdan, M.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S.

    2015-01-01

    Wind musical instruments are affected in their intonation by temperature. We show how to account for these effects in a simple experiment, and provide results in languages accessible to both physics and music professionals.

  20. Instrument content validation on nasogastric intubation skills

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    Rosana Kelly da Silva Medeiros

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to validate the content of an instrument on nasogastric intubation skills based on Pasquali's model of content validation. This was a methodological study conducted with 23 nursing teachers in public higher education institutions in Rio Grande do Norte. The Content Validation Index (CVI and Kappa Index was applied. In the overall evaluation, the instrument obtained a CVI with values above 0.75 with a total CVI of 0.95 and a total Kappa of 0.91. However, some changes were made on the instructional sequence requirements of the topics, and to vocabulary. The instrument proved to be reliable and trustworthy in facilitating nursing care quality and can be used for health services and educational institutions to assess skill levels of professionals and undergraduate students. However, the instrument requires additional stages for a more precise and specific content validation.

  1. Carbon foils for space plasma instrumentation

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    Allegrini, F.; Ebert, R. W.; Funsten, H. O.

    2016-05-01

    Carbon foils have been successfully used for several decades in space plasma instruments to detect ions and neutral atoms. These instruments take advantage of two properties of the particle-foil interaction: charge conversion of neutral atoms and/or secondary electron emission. This interaction also creates several adverse effects for the projectile exiting the foil, such as angular scattering and energy straggling, which usually act to reduce the sensitivity and overall performance of an instrument. The magnitude of these effects mainly varies with the incident angle, energy, and mass of the incoming projectile and the foil thickness. In this paper, we describe these effects and the properties of the interaction. We also summarize results from recent studies with graphene foils, which can be made thinner than carbon foils due to their superior strength. Graphene foils may soon replace carbon foils in space plasma instruments and open new opportunities for space research in the future.

  2. Instrumentation & Data Acquisition System (D AS) Engineer

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    Jackson, Markus Deon

    2015-01-01

    The primary job of an Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (DAS) Engineer is to properly measure physical phenomenon of hardware using appropriate instrumentation and DAS equipment designed to record data during a specified test of the hardware. A DAS system includes a CPU or processor, a data storage device such as a hard drive, a data communication bus such as Universal Serial Bus, software to control the DAS system processes like calibrations, recording of data and processing of data. It also includes signal conditioning amplifiers, and certain sensors for specified measurements. My internship responsibilities have included testing and adjusting Pacific Instruments Model 9355 signal conditioning amplifiers, writing and performing checkout procedures, writing and performing calibration procedures while learning the basics of instrumentation.

  3. The Journey to Fielded BioInstrumentation

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    Jr., R M

    2005-02-24

    Over the last ten years, a team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory created fieldable instruments that performed identification/quantification via bioassays. These instruments have been based on molecular surface-recognition assays, such as immunoassays, and on nucleic-acid-based assays, such as the polymerase chain reaction. In 1996, we participated in the Joint Field Trials 3, employing both immunoassays as well as the polymerase chair reaction. In 1998, we participated in the Joint Field Trials 4, using only the real-time polymerase chain reaction, as implemented on a 10-chamber instrument. Our hand-held, real-time PCR instrument, known as HANAA has been commercialized as the Bioseeq{reg_sign}, by Smiths Detection. More recently, teams from LLNL have built and fielded an autonomous pathogen detection system (APDS).

  4. Solução de problemas de planejamento florestal com restrições de inteireza utilizando busca tabu Solving forest management problems with integer constraints using tabu search

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    Flávio Lopes Rodrigues

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos desenvolver e testar um algoritmo com base na metaheurística busca tabu (BT, para a solução de problemas de gerenciamento florestal com restrições de inteireza. Os problemas avaliados tinham entre 93 e 423 variáveis de decisão, sujeitos às restrições de singularidade, produção mínima e produção máxima periódicas. Todos os problemas tiveram como objetivo a maximização do valor presente líquido. O algoritmo para implementação da BT foi codificado em ambiente delphi 5.0 e os testes foram efetuados em um microcomputador AMD K6II 500 MHZ, com memória RAM de 64 MB e disco rígido de 15GB. O desempenho da BT foi avaliado de acordo com as medidas de eficácia e eficiência. Os diferentes valores ou categorias dos parâmetros da BT foram testados e comparados quanto aos seus efeitos na eficácia do algoritmo. A seleção da melhor configuração de parâmetros foi feita com o teste L&O, a 1% de probabilidade, e as análises através de estatísticas descritivas. A melhor configuração de parâmetros propiciou à BT eficácia média de 95,97%, valor mínimo igual a 90,39% e valor máximo igual a 98,84%, com um coeficiente de variação de 2,48% do ótimo matemático. Para o problema de maior porte, a eficiência da BT foi duas vezes superior à eficiência do algoritmo exato branch and bound, apresentando-se como uma abordagem muito atrativa para solução de importantes problemas de gerenciamento florestal.This work aimed to develop and test an algorithm based on Tabu Search (TS metaheuristics; to solve problems of forest management with integer constraints. TS was tested in five problems containing between 12 and 423 decision variables subjected to singularity constraints, minimum and maximum periodic productions. All the problems aimed at maximizing the net present value. TS was codified into delphi 5.0 language and the tests were performed in a microcomputer AMD K6II 500 MHZ, RAM memory 64 MB

  5. Morbidade referida e busca de ajuda nos transtornos mentais na infância e adolescência Referred morbidity and help seeking on mental disorders in childhood and adolescence

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    Edith P P Lauridsen

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A avaliação da taxa de prevalência de transtornos mentais na infância e adolescência contribui para o aumento do conhecimento de sua distribuição numa dada população e fornece dados para o planejamento, execução e avaliação dos serviços de saúde. Objetivou-se avaliar queixas referidas a "problemas dos nervos" na população de 1 a 19 anos, como forma de aproximação à questão da prevalência da doença mental nessa faixa etária. MÉTODOS: Foi estudado um grupo de 141 crianças e adolescentes com queixas referidas a "problemas dos nervos" a partir de um levantamento populacional realizado numa amostra de 3.158 indivíduos, residentes na região sudoeste da Grande São Paulo, de julho de 1989 a julho 1990. Foram analisados: tipos de queixas, causas referidas, idade, sexo e conduta. RESULTADOS: A prevalência obtida foi de 4,7%. Houve crescimento das queixas com o aumento da idade, predomínio do sexo masculino nos mais jovens e do feminino a partir dos 14 anos. A busca de ajuda foi referida em 22,6% dos casos e o preditor mais importante foi a gravidade da queixa. CONCLUSÕES: A taxa de prevalência encontrada referiu-se à capacidade de reconhecimento dos transtornos mentais pela população, refletindo a representação que a família tem destes problemas. Foi encontrada baixa procura de atendimento; foram apontadas as possíveis causas e discutidos mecanismos possíveis de intervenção para o resgate da necessidade não atendida.INTRODUCTION: Determining the prevalence of mental disturbances in childhood and adolescence gives us a better knowledge of their distribution in a given age group and provide us data for planning, implementing and evaluating health care programs. This survey was centered on complaints of "nervous problems" in a population group ranging from 1 to19 years old as a tool to measure mental illness prevalence in that age group. METHODS: A group of 141 children and teenagers with complaints

  6. A Mainstreaming: Analysis of a Policy Instrument

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    Halpern, Charlotte; Jacquot, Sophie; Le Galès, Patrick

    2008-01-01

    In the world of public policy, waves of innovations and new policy developments are usually followed by movements of rationalisation. Most policy domains, in the EU as elsewhere, progressively become institutionalised, a sedimentation of institutions and policy instruments progressively creating a mille feuilles within which contradictions take place, hence the drive in due course either to add another layer, to change the institution or to create new instruments to rationalise existing on...

  7. Planning instruments to control urban growth

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    Jørgensen, Gertrud; Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick

    2010-01-01

    It is challenging to plan and control urban development in peri-urban areas. But if no planning is done, the result will often be unsustainable, including widespread, dispersed and uncoordinated urban growth. Spatial planning based on zoning remains the most important planning instrument and its...... success depend on regional coordination. Incentive based instruments may contrbute to growth management, but only few examples are available and their effects on urban growth patterns yet to be seen....

  8. Detector instrumentation for nuclear fission studies

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    Akhil Jhingan

    2015-09-01

    The study of heavy-ion-induced fusion–fission reactions require nuclear instrumentation that include particle detectors such as proportional counters, ionization chambers, silicon detectors, scintillation detectors, etc., and the front-end electronics for these detectors. Using the detectors mentioned above, experimental facilities have been developed for carrying out fusion–fission experiments. This paper reviews the development of detector instrumentation at IUAC.

  9. Orthodontic instrument sterilization with microwave irradiation

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    Arif Yezdani

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of microwave sterilization of orthodontic instruments and molar bands immersed in plain distilled water with and without oral rinse, and to ascertain the minimum time of exposure required to sterilize. Materials and Methods: The orthodontic instruments (hinged and nonhinged, molar bands and mouth mirrors used in the patient′s mouth were selected for the study. The instruments were divided into two groups - Group I with oral rinse-set A (0.01% chlorhexidine gluconate and set B (0.025% betadine and Group II (included sets C and D without oral rinse. The instruments of set A, B and C were microwaved at 2,450 MHz, 800 W for 5 min, whereas, set D was microwaved for 10 min at the same above mentioned specifications. The efficacy of sterilization was assessed by stab inoculation of the instruments onto trypticase soya agar plates. The plates were checked for bacterial growth following incubation at 37°C for 24 h. For sterility control, Geobacillus stearothermophilus (MTCC 1518 was included. Results: No growth was observed in the plates that were inoculated with the microwaved orthodontic instruments of sets A, B and D, whereas scanty bacterial growth was observed in the plates inoculated with the microwaved set C instruments. Conclusion: Effective sterilization was achieved when the orthodontic instruments and molar bands were immersed in distilled water without oral rinse and microwaved for 10 min as also for those that were immersed in distilled water with oral rinse and microwaved for 5 min.

  10. Robotic instrumentation: Evolution and microsurgical applications

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    Parekattil, Sijo J; Moran, Michael E.

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a review of the history and evolution of robotic instrumentation and its applications in urology. A timeline for the evolution of robotic instrumentation is presented to better facilitate an understanding of our current-day applications. Some new directions including robotic microsurgical applications (robotic assisted denervation of the spermatic cord for chronic orchialgia and robotic assisted vasectomy reversal) are presented. There is a paucity of prospective compara...

  11. Policy Instruments for Water Quality Protection

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    James Shortle; Horan, Richard D.

    2013-01-01

    We examine policy instruments for ambient water quality protection. One objective is to illustrate the unique and complex informational challenges that must be addressed in constructing instruments that are effective and efficient for point and nonpoint sources. A second objective is to describe developments in real-world policies. Crucial to solving contemporary water quality challenges and improving the efficiency of water quality protection are reducing nonpoint pollution and efficiently i...

  12. Risk and Lucrativeness of the Financial Instruments

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    Guni Claudia Nicoleta

    2011-01-01

    With the passing of time and as a result of progress in information technology, trading mechanisms of derivate financial instruments have evolved from the “open outcry auction” system to “electronic trading”. Currently, almost all stock markets in the world use performant electronic platforms, the trading floors thus becoming a part of the modern history of stock markets. The stock markets trade derivate financial instruments having a standard in terms of feature elements, called “contract sp...

  13. Improving instruments for infrared remote sensing

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    Camilletti, Adam.; Taylor, F. W.; Fred Taylor; Guy Peskett

    2006-01-01

    Remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere, typically performed in the infrared region of the spectrum, plays an important role in scientific research. In the past the instruments used to perform these observations have been large, massive devices and correspondingly have only been able to be placed on large satellites. There is currently a trend toward smaller Earth observing platforms, so-called micro-satellites, and there is therefore a need for smaller, less massive instruments...

  14. Fryderyk Chopin in popular instrumental music

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    Kasperski, Jakub

    2010-01-01

    The author considers whether Fryderyk Chopin and his oeuvre may be regarded as part of popular culture – and if so, to what extent. However, the text is mostly taken up with analysis of popular instrumental music inspired by Chopin’s works in various ways: from simple quotation, adaptation and transcription to more sophisticated instrumentation and arrangement, free improvisation or even the creation of a completely new work derived from a single motif or sample from Chopin. ...

  15. Instrumental systematics and weak gravitational lensing

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    Mandelbaum, Rachel

    2015-01-01

    We present a pedagogical review of the weak gravitational lensing measurement process and its connection to major scientific questions such as dark matter and dark energy. Then we describe common ways of parametrizing systematic errors and understanding how they affect weak lensing measurements. Finally, we discuss several instrumental systematics and how they fit into this context, and conclude with some future perspective on how progress can be made in understanding the impact of instrumental systematics on weak lensing measurements.

  16. Instrumental systematics and weak gravitational lensing

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    Mandelbaum, R.

    2015-05-01

    We present a pedagogical review of the weak gravitational lensing measurement process and its connection to major scientific questions such as dark matter and dark energy. Then we describe common ways of parametrizing systematic errors and understanding how they affect weak lensing measurements. Finally, we discuss several instrumental systematics and how they fit into this context, and conclude with some future perspective on how progress can be made in understanding the impact of instrumental systematics on weak lensing measurements.

  17. Fourier-transform spectroscopy instrumentation engineering

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    Saptari, Vidi

    2003-01-01

    Many applications today require the Fourier-transform (FT) spectrometer to perform close to its limitations, such as taking many quantitative measurements in the visible and in the near infrared wavelength regions. In such cases, the instrument should not be considered as a perfect ""black box."" Knowing where the limitations of performance arise and which components must be improved are crucial to obtaining repeatable and accurate results. One of the objectives of this book is to help the user identify the instrument's bottleneck.

  18. Transforming Vectors Measured By Noncoaligned Instruments

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    Ritter, James R.; Dahlstrom, Eric L.

    1993-01-01

    Method for computing relationships between coordinate axes of two vector-measuring instruments not aligned with each other, one need only measure two nonparallel vectors u and v simultaneously in both coordinate systems. These measurements provide all data needed to compute transformation of any vector from one coordinate system to other. Particularly useful in computing alignments and transformations between accelerometers, gyroscopes, and instruments mounted on platforms subjected to vibrations, thermal strains, and other distortions causing alignments to vary unpredictably with time.

  19. Instrumentation and test gear circuits manual

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    Marston, R M

    2013-01-01

    Instrumentation and Test Gear Circuits Manual provides diagrams, graphs, tables, and discussions of several types of practical circuits. The practical circuits covered in this book include attenuators, bridges, scope trace doublers, timebases, and digital frequency meters. Chapter 1 discusses the basic instrumentation and test gear principles. Chapter 2 deals with the design of passive attenuators, and Chapter 3 with passive and active filter circuits. The subsequent chapters tackle 'bridge' circuits, analogue and digital metering techniques and circuitry, signal and waveform generation, and p

  20. Mechanical engineers' handbook, design, instrumentation, and controls

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    Kutz, Myer

    2015-01-01

    Full coverage of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation andcontrol in mechanical engineering This second volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbookcovers electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control, givingyou accessible and in-depth access to the topics you'll encounterin the discipline: computer-aided design, product design formanufacturing and assembly, design optimization, total qualitymanagement in mechanical system design, reliability in themechanical design process for sustainability, life-cycle design,design for remanufacturing processes, signal processing, dataacquisition and dis

  1. A New Instrument for Residency Program Evaluation

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    Bellini, Lisa; Shea, Judy A; Asch, David A.

    1997-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to develop a comprehensive program evaluation instrument. Following pilot work with residents, a 69-item instrument consisting of statements with 5-point strongly agree to strongly disagree response options was distributed to 107 residents; 104 responded. Psychometric analyses revealed no ceiling or floor effects; 9 items were deleted. There were three subscales: workload (19 items;α = .76); educational environment (29 items;α = .72) and lifestyle issues (12 items...

  2. Instrumentation and Control for Loop Test

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    A pressurized water loop simulates the operating conditions of commercial NPPs, such as their pressure, flow, temperature, and water chemistry conditions to conduct the fuel and material irradiation tests at HANARO. The instrumentation and control system of the loop consists of a safety related control system and non-safety related control system. In this paper, the instrumentation and control system of the pressurized water loop is introduced. (author)

  3. Essentials of nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation

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    Powsner, Rachel A; Powsner, Edward R

    2013-01-01

    An excellent introduction to the basic concepts of nuclear medicine physics This Third Edition of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation expands the finely developed illustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation. Along with simple, progressive, highly illustrated topics, the authors present nuclear medicine-related physics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included in the text are introductory chapters on relevant atomic structure, methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Fu

  4. Virtual Instrumentality : Exploring Embodiment in Artistic Installations

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    Christou, Maria; Tache, Olivier; Luciani, Annie; Barthélemy, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    Paper session : Virtual Reality, Virtual Materiality, Virtual Instrumentality - Proceedings of the conference available online only - http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/virtual-instrumentality-exploring-embodiment-artistic-installations International audience In this paper we study the question of interaction with digital technologies by exploring the cognitive mechanisms of embodiment in the context of multisensory artistic installations. In order to test our hypothesis we observed ...

  5. MAGNETIC GRADIOMETRY: Instrumentation, Calibration and Applications

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    Merayo, Jose Maria Garcia

    calibration, the magnetometer intrinsic system is further related to an absolute coordinate system based on the stars by means of an advanced stellar compass. The pointing accuracy is better than 10arcsec.The magnetic gradiometry extends the subject of magnetic vectometry by the inclusion of differential....... GRADSAT, two 20km separated magnetic instrumented satellites, combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced instrumentation to produce world class science....

  6. Solar oscillations instrumentation and measurement theory

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    Appourchaux, T.

    1988-01-01

    Solar-oscillation instruments are reviewed. Common characteristics include detecting solar radial velocities on Fraunhofer lines with a 2-point measuring technique, high spectral resolution and stability, etc. The choice of the spectral line for getting a high signal to solar noise ratio is addressed. Velocity imaging of solar oscillations modes is detailed, including spatial sampling and span, highest observable degree. Applications of these different analyses is applied to existing or future helioseismology instruments.

  7. Surgical instrument similarity metrics and tray analysis for multi-sensor instrument identification

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    Glaser, Bernhard; Schellenberg, Tobias; Franke, Stefan; Dänzer, Stefan; Neumuth, Thomas

    2015-03-01

    A robust identification of the instrument currently used by the surgeon is crucial for the automatic modeling and analysis of surgical procedures. Various approaches for intra-operative surgical instrument identification have been presented, mostly based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) or endoscopic video analysis. A novel approach is to identify the instruments on the instrument table of the scrub nurse with a combination of video and weight information. In a previous article, we successfully followed this approach and applied it to multiple instances of an ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedure and the surgical tray used therein. In this article, we present a metric for the suitability of the instruments of a surgical tray for identification by video and weight analysis and apply it to twelve trays of four different surgical domains (abdominal surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology). The used trays were digitized at the central sterile services department of the hospital. The results illustrate that surgical trays differ in their suitability for the approach. In general, additional weight information can significantly contribute to the successful identification of surgical instruments. Additionally, for ten different surgical instruments, ten exemplars of each instrument were tested for their weight differences. The samples indicate high weight variability in instruments with identical brand and model number. The results present a new metric for approaches aiming towards intra-operative surgical instrument detection and imply consequences for algorithms exploiting video and weight information for identification purposes.

  8. 21 CFR 882.4545 - Shunt system implantation instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Shunt system implantation instrument. 882.4545... implantation instrument. (a) Identification. A shunt system implantation instrument is an instrument used in the implantation of cerebrospinal fluid shunts, and includes tunneling instruments for passing...

  9. 21 CFR 882.4535 - Nonpowered neurosurgical instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nonpowered neurosurgical instrument. 882.4535... neurosurgical instrument. (a) Identification. A nonpowered neurosurgical instrument is a hand instrument or an accessory to a hand instrument used during neurosurgical procedures to cut, hold, or manipulate tissue....

  10. 21 CFR 888.4540 - Orthopedic manual surgical instrument.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Orthopedic manual surgical instrument. 888.4540... instrument. (a) Identification. An orthopedic manual surgical instrument is a nonpowered hand-held device..., impactor, bending or contouring instrument, compression instrument, passer, socket positioner,...

  11. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future March 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-03-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  12. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future October 2006

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    JC Liljegren

    2006-10-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  13. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future May 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-05-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  14. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future June 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-06-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  15. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future May 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-04-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  16. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future - March 2008

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    2008-04-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  17. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future July 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-07-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of ACRF instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) SBIR instrument development.

  18. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future - February 2008

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    JW Voyles

    2008-03-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  19. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future February 2007

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    JC Liljegren

    2007-02-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development

  20. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future January 2007

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    Liljegren, JC

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

  1. Monitoring Earth's Shortwave Reflectance: GEO Instrument Concept

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    Brageot, Emily; Mercury, Michael; Green, Robert; Mouroulis, Pantazis; Gerwe, David

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we present a GEO instrument concept dedicated to monitoring the Earth's global spectral reflectance with a high revisit rate. Based on our measurement goals, the ideal instrument needs to be highly sensitive (SNR greater than 100) and to achieve global coverage with spectral sampling (less than or equal to 10nm) and spatial sampling (less than or equal to 1km) over a large bandwidth (380-2510 nm) with a revisit time (greater than or equal to greater than or equal to 3x/day) sufficient to fully measure the spectral-radiometric-spatial evolution of clouds and confounding factor during daytime. After a brief study of existing instruments and their capabilities, we choose to use a GEO constellation of up to 6 satellites as a platform for this instrument concept in order to achieve the revisit time requirement with a single launch. We derive the main parameters of the instrument and show the above requirements can be fulfilled while retaining an instrument architecture as compact as possible by controlling the telescope aperture size and using a passively cooled detector.

  2. Nuclear power plants seismic instrumentation: Spanish practice

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    Seismic Instrumentation system of Spanish plants are required to reach the following main goals: first at all to determine the OBE exceedance, and second to obtain site specific data in order to capture or reduce both uncertainties from the site and the structural design (e.g. near field attenuation and site effects models, or structural ageing effects and design models), and to Improve the safety re-evaluation analysis. From licensing, the main Spanish NPP's (5 sites) were equipped with the best analogical Instrumentation at that time, adequate to record strong earthquakes, but with limited resolution to register on free field low accelerations with reasonably confidence. In a general way, seismic PRA results addressed new and higher perception on the earthquake occurrence probability in Spain, and a cost/benefit program to Improve seismic Instrumentation of all plants was planned. Implementing this action requires to get new digital free field Instrumentation, and to develop procedures to quickly decide an OBE exceedance, like it is recommended in USNRC regulatory guides 1.12, rev. 2, and 1.166. Plant owners endorsed these guides and proposed a full change of their seismic monitoring system Instrumentation, what includes a review of the plant Technical Specifications. Some instrumental improvements like universal time reference or higher resolution than 12 bits are recommended. (authors)

  3. Thermo Scientific Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer Instrument Handbook

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    Springston, S. R. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-01

    The Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer measures sulfur dioxide based on absorbance of UV light at one wavelength by SO2 molecules which then decay to a lower energy state by emitting UV light at a longer wavelength. Specifically, SO2 + hυ1 →SO2 *→SO2 + hυ2 The emitted light is proportional to the concentration of SO2 in the optical cell. External communication with the analyzer is available through an Ethernet port configured through the instrument network of the AOS systems. The Model 43i-TLE is part of the i-series of Thermo Scientific instruments. The i-series instruments are designed to interface with external computers through the proprietary Thermo Scientific iPort Software. However, this software is somewhat cumbersome and inflexible. BNL has written an interface program in National Instruments LabView that both controls the Model 43i-TLE Analyzer AND queries the unit for all measurement and housekeeping data. The LabView vi (the software program written by BNL) ingests all raw data from the instrument and outputs raw data files in a uniform data format similar to other instruments in the AOS and described more fully in Section 6.0 below.

  4. Survivorship analysis of pedicle spinal instrumentation.

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    McAfee, P C; Weiland, D J; Carlow, J J

    1991-08-01

    Between 1985 and 1989, the senior author performed 120 consecutive pedicle instrumentation cases--78 Steffee (VSP) procedures and 42 procedures using Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation. Posterolateral or posterior fusions using autogenous iliac bone graft were performed across the instrumented vertebrae in all cases. Survivorship analysis was used to calculate a predicted cumulative rate of success for this series of patients over 10 years postoperative follow-up. The criteria of failure of pedicular instrumentation or "death" of an implant were defined as 1) screw bending, 2) screw breakage, 3) infection, 4) loosening of implants, 5) any rod or plate hardware problems, or 6) removal of hardware due to a neurologic complication. Out of 526 pedicle screws (175 Cotrel-Dubousset screws, 351 VSP screws) there were 22 problem screws (22/526 = 4.18%). Six screws had bent, none were infected, 16 screws had broken, and none were loose. The 22 problem screw events occurred in 12 patients. In seven patients, the instrumentation failure was an incidental radiographic finding, in that patients had a solid posterolateral fusion. The remaining five patients had screw breakage in association with a pseudarthrosis. Life table calculations predicted the survivorship of instrumentation without complications would be 80% at 10 years postoperative follow-up. Actuarial analysis predicted the survivorship of solid posterolateral fusion at 90% at 10 years follow-up. This survivorship rate is similar to those predicted at 10 years follow-up for other more widely used orthopedic surgical implants such as total hip arthroplasty components.

  5. Increased Science Instrumentation Funding Strengthens Mars Program

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    Graham, Lee D.; Graff, T. G.

    2012-01-01

    As the strategic knowledge gaps mature for the exploration of Mars, Mars sample return (MSR), and Phobos/Deimos missions, one approach that becomes more probable involves smaller science instrumentation and integrated science suites. Recent technological advances provide the foundation for a significant evolution of instrumentation; however, the funding support is currently too small to fully utilize these advances. We propose that an increase in funding for instrumentation development occur in the near-term so that these foundational technologies can be applied. These instruments would directly address the significant knowledge gaps for humans to Mars orbit, humans to the Martian surface, and humans to Phobos/ Deimos. They would also address the topics covered by the Decadal Survey and the Mars scientific goals, objectives, investigations and priorities as stated by the MEPAG. We argue that an increase of science instrumentation funding would be of great benefit to the Mars program as well as the potential for human exploration of the Mars system. If the total non-Earth-related planetary science instrumentation budget were increased 100% it would not add an appreciable amount to the overall NASA budget and would provide the real potential for future breakthroughs. If such an approach were implemented in the near-term, NASA would benefit greatly in terms of science knowledge of the Mars, Phobos/Deimos system, exploration risk mitigation, technology development, and public interest.

  6. Influence of musical instruments on tooth positions.

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    Herman, E

    1981-08-01

    A 2-year longitudinal investigation was conducted at five New York City junior high schools on 11- to 13-year-old children starting instrumental music education to determine what tooth movement, if any, resulted from the playing of certain musical instruments. Questionnaires, interviews, oral examinations, and dental casts were used at the start of instrumental study, after one year, and then after a second year. Statistically significant anterior tooth movements occurred in an overwhelming majority of the instrumentalists, while negligible movements were recorded for the controls over this period. As a result of this study, certain recommendations can be made by dentists when they are asked to suggest instruments which are dentally suited for children. In most cases they can suggest more than one instrument which would be of benefit dentally to the individual child, especially in the increase or reduction of overjet and overbite. The playing of the correct musical instrument can serve as an adjunct to the dentist or orthodontist in trying to accomplish certain tooth movements.

  7. The observatories and instruments of Tycho Brahe

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was the most important observational astronomer until the invention of the telescope in 1608. By construction new instruments and devising new observing methods, Tycho succeeded in significantly increasing measurement accuracy: He increased the size of his instruments (e.g. a large wooden quadrant of diameter 5.4 m and a mural quadrant); he used metal and masonry rather than wood; he modified construction techniques to achieve greater stability; to provide shelter from the wind, his instruments were in subterranean nooks; his instruments were permanently and solidly mounted; for better angular readings, he developed new subdivisions and diopters (Tycho used transversals to obtain the greatest possible angular resolution readings. His instrumental sights (diopters) were specially designed to minimize errors); he carefully analysed all the errors (Tycho's aim was to reduce thethe uncertainty to less than one minute of arc); he used fundamental stars for the first time; he preferred measuring equatorial coordinates directly instead of using the zodiacal system, i.e. using the equatorial armillary sphere instead of the zodiacal armillary sphere; he tried a new measuring method with clocks and his mural quadrant (1582) for determining the right ascension; he took atmospheric refraction into account. Most of his high-accuracy instruments have been distroyed. Only two sextants, made by Jost Bürgi and Erasmus Habermel around 1600, still exist in the Narodny Technicky Muzeum (NTM) [National Technical Museum] in Prague. A model of the wooden quadrant is in the old observatory in Copenhagen, in the round tower. But we have good descriptions of the instruments (half circles of 2.3 m radius, quadrants up to 2 m radius including the mural quadrant, sextants up to 1.6 m, armillary spheres of 1.5 m radius and the great equatorial armillary sphere of 2.7 m, triquetrum and celestial globe of 1.5 m) in Tycho's book Astronomiae instauratae mechanica

  8. Purging Musical Instrument Sample Databases Using Automatic Musical Instrument Recognition Methods

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    Livshin, Arie; Rodet, Xavier

    2009-01-01

    cote interne IRCAM: Livshin09a None / None National audience Compilation of musical instrument sample databases requires careful elimination of badly recorded samples and validation of sample classification into correct categories. This paper introduces algorithms for automatic removal of bad instrument samples using Automatic Musical Instrument Recognition and Outlier Detection techniques. Best evaluation results on a methodically contaminated sound database are achieved using the i...

  9. A MODELLER-SIMULATOR FOR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING OF VIRTUAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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    Leonard, James; Castagné, Nicolas; Cadoz, Claude; Florens, Jean-Loup

    2013-01-01

    International audience This paper presents a musician-oriented modelling and simulation environment for designing physically modelled virtual instruments and interacting with them via a high performance haptic device. In particular, our system allows restoring the physical coupling between the user and the manipulated virtual instrument, a key factor for expressive playing of traditional acoustical instruments that is absent in the vast majority of computer-based musical systems. We first ...

  10. Management of postoperative instrumented spinal wound infection

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    FANG Xiu-tong; Kirkham B.Wood

    2013-01-01

    Background Wound infection following spinal instrumented surgery is a frequent complication.The optimal treatment of acute deep wound infection following spinal instrumentation fusion remains controversial because of variability in cohort identification,definition of an infection,and the instrument used to measure outcomes.This retrospective study evaluated the clinical curative effect for postoperative spinal infection after instrumented spine fusion with extensive debridement,or implant removal.Methods From January 2004 to October 2009,851 patients were identified who underwent surgical treatment of spinal diseases.The medical records of patients who developed infections were reviewed in detail.Results Of 851 patients,41 (4.9%) developed an infection.Thirty-three were acute,and eight were delayed.Acute infected cases were managed with antibiotic therapy,and aggressive debridement of the wound and soft tissues leaving all instrumentation in situ in all but one patient.The most common symptoms of acute infection included:posterior incisional drainage (26 of 33 patients),back pain (22 of 33 patients) and fever (13 of 33 patients).Among patients with delayed onset infection,five of eight patients had local pain,four of eight patients had incision drainage,and one patient had a prolonged period of intermittent fever.The most frequent causative organism for postoperative spinal infection following spine surgery is Staphylococcus aureus.Pseudarthrosis was noted in long-term follow-up in four of 41 patients.Conclusions We recommend irrigation and debridement,no instrumentation removal,and,if necessary,repeat debridement followed by delayed primary closure for the treatment of acute deep infection with instrumentation.

  11. The Gemini Instrument Feasibilities Studies project

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    Hibon, Pascale; Goodsell, Stephen J.; Hardie, Kayla

    2015-01-01

    The Gemini Instrument Feasibilities Studies (GIFS) project is part of a program that will provide a number of community-created science-driven instrumentation design study reports and presentations to the observatory, conforming to a number of desired principles.By the time of the AAS, Gemini will have received a number of proposals and will be evaluating them shortly afterwards with the expectation of placing 3 or more feasibility study contracts based on a facility instrument costing between USD 8,000,000 and USD 12,000,000. These instrument studies will provide synergies with new capabilities coming online (e.g. LSST, JWST, ALMA, etc)Following the project, Gemini together with the Gemini Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and input from the wider community will decide on the top-level instrument requirements for the next facility instrument (Gen4#3) and launch a targeted Request for Proposals to design, build, test and deliver a suitable instrument. Gemini expects to release an RfP for Gen4#3 in Q4 2015.Each feasibility study will include fully developed science case(s), optical, mechanical, electronic and software design elements at the conceptual level as needed to demonstrate the technical viability. In particular, each design study will thoroughly identify and mitigate key risks.Each study team will present a status summary presentation at the 2015 Meeting on the Science and Future of Gemini held in Toronto in June 2015. The final GIFS reports and presentations are expected in Sept 2015.We will discuss the status of GIFS and the currently plans for Gen4#3.

  12. Astrbiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development (ASTID) Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Activities advance the development of scientific instruments or instrument components to the point where the instruments could credibly be proposed in response to...

  13. Instrument comparison for Aerosolized Titanium Dioxide

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    Ranpara, Anand

    Recent toxicological studies have shown that the surface area of ultrafine particles (UFP i.e., particles with diameters less than 0.1 micrometer) has a stronger correlation with adverse health effects than does mass of these particles. Ultrafine titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles are widely used in industry, and their use is associated with adverse health outcomes, such as micro vascular dysfunctions and pulmonary damages. The primary aim of this experimental study was to compare a variety of laboratory and industrial hygiene (IH) field study instruments all measuring the same aerosolized TiO2. The study also observed intra-instrument variability between measurements made by two apparently identical devices of the same type of instrument placed side-by-side. The types of instruments studied were (1) DustTrak(TM) DRX, (2) Personal Data RAMs(TM) (PDR), (3) GRIMM, (4) Diffusion charger (DC) and (5) Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS). Two devices of each of the four IH field study instrument types were used to measure six levels of mass concentration of fine and ultrafine TiO2 aerosols in controlled chamber tests. Metrics evaluated included real-time mass, active surface area and number/geometric surface area distributions, and off-line gravimetric mass and morphology on filters. DustTrak(TM) DRXs and PDRs were used for mass concentration measurements. DCs were used for active surface area concentration measurements. GRIMMs were used for number concentration measurements. SMPS was used for inter-instrument comparisons of surface area and number concentrations. The results indicated that two apparently identical devices of each DRX and PDR were statistically not different with each other for all the trials of both the sizes of powder (p < 5%). Mean difference between mass concentrations measured by two DustTrak DRX devices was smaller than that measured by two PDR devices. DustTrak DRX measurements were closer to the reference method, gravimetric mass concentration

  14. Instrumental modelling of PHEBUS/Bepi-Colombo

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    Chaufray, Jean-Yves; Quemerais, E.; Reberac, A.

    2013-10-01

    Probing the Hermean Exosphere By Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (PHEBUS) is a double EUV (55-155 nm) and FUV (145 - 320 nm) spectrometer aboard Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) one of the two spacecrafts of the Bepi-Colombo ESA mission. The goal of this instrument is to study the composition; structure and dynamics of the exosphere of Mercury as well as measure the UV albedo of the surface to caracterize water ice deposits in permanently shaded regions. In this presentation, we will present modelling of the instrument performances of exospheric observations and stellar observations needed for in-flight calibration. A new model coupling MPO trajectory and ephemeris, as well as atomic and molecular lines and radiometric model of the instrument has been developped to prepare future data inversion to derive densities and/or upper limits of large number of species. In-flight calibration during the cruise as well as in orbit will be done by observing as many stars as possible. Integration time needed to achieve a signal to noise equal to 10 for different stars from FONDUE database is computed at each wavelength to prepare a strategy of observations. Finally a radiometric model of the instrument taking into account the instrumental defects (mirror’s scattering, baffle’s surface and edge scattering, ...) is used to estimate the pollution by light inside and outside the guard angle on the observations.

  15. Reading Instruments: Objects, Texts and Museums

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    Anderson, Katharine; Frappier, Mélanie; Neswald, Elizabeth; Trim, Henry

    2013-05-01

    Science educators, historians of science and their students often share a curiosity about historical instruments as a tangible link between past and present practices in the sciences. We less often integrate instruments into our research and pedagogy, considering artefact study as the domain of museum specialists. We argue here that scholars and teachers new to material culture can readily use artefacts to reveal rich and complex networks of narratives. We illustrate this point by describing our own lay encounter with an artefact turned over for our analysis during a week-long workshop at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The text explains how elements as disparate as the military appearance of the instrument, the crest stamped on its body, the manipulation of its telescopes, or a luggage tag revealed the object's scientific and political significance in different national contexts. In this way, the presence of the instrument in the classroom vividly conveyed the nature of geophysics as a field practice and an international science, and illuminated relationships between pure and applied science for early twentieth century geologists. We conclude that artefact study can be an unexpectedly powerful and accessible tool in the study of science, making visible the connections between past and present, laboratory and field, texts and instruments.

  16. Instrumentation of dental implants: a literature review

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    Fabiana de Almeida Curylofo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and Objective: The aim of this study was to review the literature on the systems used to decontaminate the implant’s surface. Different instruments have been proposed, but there is no agreement in the literature about which methods would be more efficient with no damage to the implant surface. It was reported the use of plastic, carbon fiber, stainless-steel and titanium curettes and also the use of other systems such as ultrasonic points with different tips, rubber cups and air abrasion. Literature review: In most of the studies, the injury caused on the titanium surface at the time of instrumentation was examined. In others, the cell adhesion on the titanium dental implants following instrumentation of the implant surface was observed. Moreover, to enhance cleaning around implants, ultrasonic systems were recently tested. Conclusion: Metal instruments can lead to major damage to implant surface, therefore, they are not indicated for decontamination of dental implants surfaces. Furthermore, non-metallic instruments, such as plastic curettes, rubber cups, air abrasion and some ultrasonic systems seem to be better choices to remove calculus and plaque of the sub- and supra-gingival peri-implant area. It is noteworthy that more studies evaluating the effects of these systems are required to establish best practices to be used in the treatment of patients with dental implants.

  17. Development of nuclear imaging instrument and software

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    In the medical diagnosis, the nuclear medical instrument using the radioactive isotope are commonly utilized. In the foreign countries, the medical application and development of the most advanced nuclear medical instrument such as Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography (SPECT) and position emission tomograph (PET), have been extensively carried out. However, in Korea, such highly expensive instruments have been all, imported, paying foreign currency. Since 1997, much efforts, the development of the radio nuclide medical instrument, the drive of the domestic production, etc. have been made to establish our own technologies and to balance the international payments under the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology. At present time, 180 nuclear imaging instruments are now in operation and 60 of them are analog camera. In analog camera, the vector X-Y monitor is need for are image display. Since the analog camera, signal can not be process in the digital form, we have difficulties to transfer and store the image data. The image displayed at the monitor must be stored in the form of polaroid or X ray film. In order to discard these disadvantages, if we developed the computer interface system, the performance analog camera will be comparable with that of the digital camera. The final objective of the research is that using the interface system developed in this research, we reconstruct the image data transmitted to the personal computer in the form of the generalized data file

  18. A new Loan-Stock Financial Instrument

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    Morozovsky, A; Kholodenko, Y; Morozovsky, Alexander; Narasimhan, Rajan; Kholodenko, Yuri

    2000-01-01

    A new financial instrument (a new kind of a loan) is introduced. The loan-stock instrument (LSI) combines fixed rate instruments (loans, etc.) with other financial instruments that have higher volatilities and returns (stocks, mutual funds, currencies, derivatives, options, etc.). This new loan depends on the value of underlying security (for example, stock) in such a way that when underlying security increases, the value of loan decreases and backwards. The procedure to create a risk free portfolio and a technique to fairly price the LSI is described. The philosophy behind this procedure is quite similar to the Black-Scholes formalism in option theory. Creation of the risk free portfolio is possible because the change in the underlying security offsets the change in the value of the loan (or the amount that the borrower has to repay). The new financial instrument takes an advantage of the fact that on average the stock market grows in time. It is beneficial for both the borrower and the lender. The LSI is mo...

  19. Standard practice for instrumented indentation testing

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    2007-01-01

    1.1 This practice defines the basic steps of Instrumented Indentation Testing (IIT) and establishes the requirements, accuracies, and capabilities needed by an instrument to successfully perform the test and produce the data that can be used for the determination of indentation hardness and other material characteristics. IIT is a mechanical test that measures the response of a material to the imposed stress and strain of a shaped indenter by forcing the indenter into a material and monitoring the force on, and displacement of, the indenter as a function of time during the full loading-unloading test cycle. 1.2 The operational features of an IIT instrument, as well as requirements for Instrument Verification Annex A1), Standardized Reference Blocks (Annex A2) and Indenter Requirements (Annex A3) are defined. This practice is not intended to be a complete purchase specification for an IIT instrument. 1.3 With the exception of the non-mandatory Appendix X4, this practice does not define the analysis necessary...

  20. Software Framework for Controlling Unsupervised Scientific Instruments.

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    Schmid, Benjamin; Jahr, Wiebke; Weber, Michael; Huisken, Jan

    2016-01-01

    Science outreach and communication are gaining more and more importance for conveying the meaning of today's research to the general public. Public exhibitions of scientific instruments can provide hands-on experience with technical advances and their applications in the life sciences. The software of such devices, however, is oftentimes not appropriate for this purpose. In this study, we describe a software framework and the necessary computer configuration that is well suited for exposing a complex self-built and software-controlled instrument such as a microscope to laymen under limited supervision, e.g. in museums or schools. We identify several aspects that must be met by such software, and we describe a design that can simultaneously be used to control either (i) a fully functional instrument in a robust and fail-safe manner, (ii) an instrument that has low-cost or only partially working hardware attached for illustration purposes or (iii) a completely virtual instrument without hardware attached. We describe how to assess the educational success of such a device, how to monitor its operation and how to facilitate its maintenance. The introduced concepts are illustrated using our software to control eduSPIM, a fluorescent light sheet microscope that we are currently exhibiting in a technical museum. PMID:27570966