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  1. Composing and managing technological alliance portfolios..

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    Neyens, Inge

    2011-01-01

    Since the second half of the 1980s, the number of newly established alliances has seriously grown (de Man & Duysters, 2005). Consequently, it has become more important to study how alliance portfolios, i.e. a firm's collection of direct alliances with partners (Lavie, 2007: 1188) impact the alliance (portfolio) success of firms. Alliance portfolio researchers particularly focused on the performance implications of the alliance portfolio’s (i) structural configuration (structural perspecti...

  2. The Alliance Capability of Technology-Based Born Globals

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    Oxtorp, Liliya Altshuler; Elg, Ulf

    2015-01-01

    A detailed investigation of the aspects comprising the alliance capability of technology-based born globals. Alliance capability is regarded as a set of organizational skills necessary from the decision to search for a partner for a technology collaboration, which may also involve a marketing...... organisational skills that enable the firms to successfully initiate, manage and finish their R&D alliances with MNEs. The in-depth longitudinal methodology adds insight and value to the study. It is discussed how the specific aspects of the alliance capability can help born globals to counteract the challenges...... and risks of collaborating with MNEs.Methodology: A longitudinal process study of a Danish technology born global with three embedded cases of its R&D and marketing alliances with Asian MNEs.Findings: The organisational skills comprising the alliance capability are defined to be internal and external...

  3. The Alliance Capability of Technology-Based Born Globals

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    Oxtorp, Liliya Altshuler; Elg, Ulf

    2015-01-01

    A detailed investigation of the aspects comprising the alliance capability of technology-based born globals. Alliance capability is regarded as a set of organizational skills necessary from the decision to search for a partner for a technology collaboration, which may also involve a marketing...... aspect, through initiation and management of the alliance, up until its objectives are achieved, or otherwise. Originality/value of paper: While earlier research discussed networking and alliance strategies of born globals on a strategic level, this paper investigates and analyses the specific...... and risks of collaborating with MNEs.Methodology: A longitudinal process study of a Danish technology born global with three embedded cases of its R&D and marketing alliances with Asian MNEs.Findings: The organisational skills comprising the alliance capability are defined to be internal and external...

  4. Group Innovation Ability of Agricultural Technological Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    Chishun; MA; Jintian; YU

    2013-01-01

    Agricultural technological innovation strategic alliance, as an important form of strategic alliance, has steadily strengthened the collaborative management among organizations and raised competitive power with the backing of improved group innovation ability. This article studies innovation ability from individual innovation ability to the group innovation ability. Firstly, basic connotation of group innovation ability is to be concluded through the comparison of individual and group innovation ability. Secondly, evaluation index system is to be established based on the influencing factors of the group innovation ability of agricultural technological innovation strategic alliance and evaluation is based on three dimensions, namely organization technological innovation ability, alliance collaborative innovation ability as well as innovation environment. Furthermore, basic methods for promoting the group innovation ability of alliance are to be proposed.

  5. Group Innovation Ability of Agricultural Technological Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    Ma, Chishun; Yu, Jintian

    2013-01-01

    Agricultural technological innovation strategic alliance, as an important form of strategic alliance, has steadily strengthened the collaborative management among organizations and raised competitive power with the backing of improved group innovation ability. This article studies innovation ability from individual innovation ability to the group innovation ability. Firstly, basic connotation of group innovation ability is to be concluded through the comparison of individual and group innovat...

  6. Technological performance and alliances over the industry life cycle : Evidence from the ASIC industry

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    Vanhaverbeke, W.P.M.; Belderbos, R.; Duijsters, Geert; Beerkens, B.E.

    Technology development in firms is frequently based on a combination of internal and external technological learning. Consequently, firms need to develop both technological capital (a patent portfolio) and alliance capital (a portfolio of technology alliances). This paper examines the relationship

  7. Institutional Distance and Partner Selection in International Technological Alliances

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    Krammer, Marius

    2013-01-01

    This study posits that institutional distance has a negative influence on partner selection in international technological alliances. Empirical results based on a dataset of firms in the global tire industry confirm that firms prefer technological partners from closer cognitive, normative and regula

  8. Information Technology and Telecommunications: Impacts on Strategic Alliance

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    张延峰; 刘益; 李垣

    2002-01-01

    Strategic alliance (SA) is an important way with which the enterprise can grow up. However, the development of information technology and telecommunications (IT&Ts) has vital impacts on the theory and practice of SA management. This paper analyzes these impacts from four respects: the management thinking, forming, inter-organizational interaction, information exchange and knowledge transferring of SA. We point out the new characteristics of SA management in the information age and then put forward corresponding countermeasures on the basic of analyzing current alliance management theory and issue. Finally we discuss some issues that would be researched further in the future.

  9. Study on the partner selecting method of strategic alliance in high and new technology enterprises

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    王宏起; 唐宇; 迟运领

    2004-01-01

    A successful and effective strategic alliance involves many factors, of which selecting a proper partner is the most important factor to achieve the success of the alliance. In view of the characteristics of strategic alliance in high and new technology enterprises and according to the analysis on the standards of partner selecting and the factors of the success of alliance, this paper does some deeper research on the partner selecting and the alliance evaluation process from the perspective of different strategic levels by using a fuzzy comprehensive evaluating method, thus providing a method to select the alliance partner for high and new technology enterprises in China.

  10. Research of Entropy-Based Overall Performance Measurement Model of Enterprises Technology Alliance

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    ZHANG Jian

    2006-01-01

    The performance measurement of enterprise technology alliances is complex. In this article, evaluation mechanism of entropy has been applied to it. Above all, performance connotation of enterprise technology alliance is defined from the aspect of self-organization theory. Then, on dynamic and systema -tical view, an entropy-based overall performance measurement model for technology alliance is established, using its life-cycle as the principal line, which includes initial condition evaluation, process evaluation as well as benefit evaluation. Finally, a case study is carried out to the demonstration of that model. The author believes that an improved performance measurement model based on alliance life-cycle would be practicability to alliance.

  11. Strategic alliances and product development in high technology new firms: The moderating effect of technological capabilities

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    Haeussler, C.; Patzelt, H.; Zahra, Shaker

    2012-01-01

    High technology new firms have extensively used strategic alliances to gain access to knowledge, resources and capabilities. However, given their inexperience and limited resources, these firms are vulnerable to their more established partners' potential opportunism. This raises the question: How

  12. Technological performance and alliances over the industry life cycle : Evidence from the ASIC industry

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    Vanhaverbeke, W.P.M.; Belderbos, R.; Duijsters, Geert; Beerkens, B.E.

    2015-01-01

    Technology development in firms is frequently based on a combination of internal and external technological learning. Consequently, firms need to develop both technological capital (a patent portfolio) and alliance capital (a portfolio of technology alliances). This paper examines the relationship b

  13. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2002 NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM.

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    MCDONALD,R.J.

    2002-08-20

    This is the PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2002 NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, which was Held at Oilheat Visions Conference, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, August 20-21, 2002. The specific objectives of this conference are to: (1) identify and evaluate the current state-of-the-art and recommend new initiatives for higher efficiency, a cleaner environment, and to satisfy consumer needs cost-effectively, reliably, and safely; and (2) foster cooperative interactions among federal and industrial representatives for the common goal of sustained economic growth and energy security via energy conservation.

  14. Study on the knowledge management of strategic alliances in high technology enterprises

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    TANG Yu; WANG Hong-qi; WANG Shan-shan

    2005-01-01

    With the development of knowledge economy, the competition between high technology enterprises has gradually evolved into the competition of core competence based on knowledge, because high technology enterprises are typical knowledge-based enterprises. Few enterprises, especially for high technology firms, have all of the knowledge they need to compete effectively in the marketplace both at home and abroad, so more and more high technology companies are taking the advantage of strategic alliances to get their complementary knowledge. Since knowledge is the source of an enterprise' s competitiveness, knowledge management has become the most important means for enterprises to gain competitive advantage. There has been an increased growth in the literature on strategic alliances in recent decades. But what is less discussed in the existing literature on strategic alliances is the issue of knowledge management of strategic alliances in high technology enterprises. Based on the characteristics of strategic alliances in high technology enterprises, and in line with the implication and the goal of knowledge management, this study tries to delve into this issue. The paper analyzes the key factors relevant to the knowledge management of strategic alliances in high technology enterprises and proposes guide lines on the process and measures that should be taken in the knowledge management of strategic alliances in high technology enterprises.

  15. Strategic alliances and product development in high technology new firms: The moderating effect of technological capabilities

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    Haeussler, C.; Patzelt, H.; Zahra, S.A.

    2012-01-01

    High technology new firms have extensively used strategic alliances to gain access to knowledge, resources and capabilities. However, given their inexperience and limited resources, these firms are vulnerable to their more established partners' potential opportunism. This raises the question: How ca

  16. NASA's southeast technology transfer alliance: A cooperative technology assistance initiative

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    Craft, Harry G.; Sheehan, William; Johnson, Anne

    1996-03-01

    Since 1958, NASA has been charged with actively assisting in the transfer of technologies derived from the United States space program into the industrial sector of the U.S. economy. This has historically been accomplished through technology transfer offices working independently at each NASA field center. NASA recently restructured the program to provide regional coordination, maximize efficiencies, eliminate redundancies, and capitalize on each center's fundamental technology strengths. The nation is divided into six NASA technology transfer geographical regions with each region containing one or more NASA field centers and a regional technology transfer center. The southeast region includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The NASA field centers in this region are: the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The centers have teamed to focus primarily on regional industries and businesses, to provide a wide range of resources for U.S. industries, including access to unique government facilities, regional workshops, and technical problem solving. Hundreds of American businesses have benefited from this new regional initiative, as evidenced by reports of over 10,500 added or saved jobs and over 988 million worth of economic impacts as a result of their technology transfer activities.

  17. Motivation Mechanism Prevents Adverse Selection in Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    Mingxia Zhao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Choosing proper partners is the key to the success of the alliance. Based on the analysis of the characters of the Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance, a new kind of cooperative organization occurred in China in recent years. The problem of “adverse selection” at the stage of the its establishment is discussed in this paper. The game model is built based on motivation theory and the principle-agent theory and then proved by examples. The conclusions can be got from the model. By setting the ranges of funds, preferential policy, and sharable profits and designing membership rules, the organizer of the Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance can motivate the risk neutral applicant to reveal his real capacity and the one with higher capacity to participate intothe alliance more actively and even can set capacity threshold for applicants implicitly.

  18. Alliance Portfolio Diversity and Technological Diversification within Firms : An Empirical Exploration of the Pharmaceutical Industry

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    Bos, Brenda; Faems, Dries; Leten, Bart; Duysters, G; DeHoyos, A; Kaminishi, K

    2012-01-01

    Whereas existing studies have examined the impact of alliance portfolio diversity on firms' technological performance (i.e. number of patent applications), this study will analyse its effect on firms' technological diversification (i.e. variety of patent applications in terms of technological

  19. Alliance Portfolio Diversity and Technological Diversification within Firms : An Empirical Exploration of the Pharmaceutical Industry

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    Bos, Brenda; Faems, Dries; Leten, Bart; Duysters, G; DeHoyos, A; Kaminishi, K

    2012-01-01

    Whereas existing studies have examined the impact of alliance portfolio diversity on firms' technological performance (i.e. number of patent applications), this study will analyse its effect on firms' technological diversification (i.e. variety of patent applications in terms of technological classe

  20. Technological Innovation, Corporate R&D Alliances and Organizational Learning

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    1995-01-01

    transaction cost economics, a learning pe.rspective of innovation, corporate organizational learning strategies, including an integrated view of the research...CONSISTENT WITH TRANSACTION COSTS AND LEARNING THEORIES, AND TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT POLICIES. Transaction Cost Theory Transaction costs theory originated...self-interest seeking with guile." (Williamson, 1975,9). As an explanation of why firms innovate and form alliances, transaction cost theory has

  1. IT Legislative and Regulatory Issues Agenda. Higher Education Information Technology Alliance

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    National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document represents the higher education and library community's guiding public policy agenda on information technology (IT) for the current year. The Higher Education Information Technology (HEIT) Alliance is a coalition of 11 national higher education and library associations, whose members represent a broad array of stakeholders on college…

  2. The research of the evaluation system towards a core enterprise's network capability in the industrial technology alliance

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    Yan, Guangshi; Tian, Xuelian; Shen, Xue; You, Yue

    2017-05-01

    The social network theory is introduced for the industrial technology alliance based on the actual needs of the development of the industrial technology alliance. Through discussing the influence of the core enterprise network capacity on alliance performance, this article establishes evaluation system and index model of core enterprise network ability. We also evaluate and analyze the network capacity of core enterprise by fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method. So, the evaluation method is very important and full of practical value with a new research vision.

  3. Vestas- Will To Win

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    2015-01-01

    Abstract In 2005 the new CEO of Vestas, Ditlev Engel introduces the corporate strategy Will to Win and with that Vestas experiences a streamlining of the organization. The internal environment is optimized and a focus towards reduction of variable costs through implementation of performance systems and reassignments of the company’s production plant is made. The overall financial position of the company is improved by the new incentives and by end 2008 Vestas has mamaged to reach a EBIT-ma...

  4. Evolutionarily Cooperative Stable of Science & Technology Alliance Under Self-organized Organization

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    LIU Li-jun

    2009-01-01

    The cooperative evolutionary stability under self-organised organization is discussed in this paper.The differences between the objects studied by cooperative game theory and the ones studied by cooperative game in science & technology alliance are analyzed.The mutant probability of agent's utility under endogenous technical factor condition is analyzed.By clarifying the connotation of Pareto-dominate institution in cooperative game,the efficient and feasible managerial definition of Pareto-dominate Institution in science & technology alliance is presented.The evolutionarily cooperative game for the agent in Pareto-dominate institution is explained.And then the necessary condition of cooperative evolutionary stabilization based on multi-agent utility's dynamic equilibrium is put forward.Finally,the model of alliance's utility's dynamic equilibrium under self-organization is established.

  5. Technology Alliance Portfolios and Financial Performance : Value-Enhancing and Cost-Increasing Effects of Open Innovation

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    Faems, Dries; de Visser, Matthias; Andries, Petra; Van Looy, Bart

    2010-01-01

    Firms increasingly adopt an open innovation model in which they rely on technology alliances to complement and supplement their internal innovation efforts. Although previous studies provide in-depth insight into the impact of technology alliances on the innovation performance, they remain relativel

  6. Technology alliance portfolios and financial performance: value-enhancing and cost-increasing effects of open innovation

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    Faems, Dries; Visser, de Matthias; Andries, Petra; Looy, van Bart

    2012-01-01

    Firms increasingly adopt an open innovation model in which they rely on technology alliances to complement and supplement their internal innovation efforts. Although previous studies provide in-depth insight into the impact of technology alliances on the innovation performance, they remain relativel

  7. Ubuntunet Alliance: A Collaborative Research Platform for Sharing of Technological Tools for Eradication of Brain Drain

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    Jameson Mbale

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The UbuntuNet Alliance Alliance is well-placed to facilitate interaction between education and research institutions and the African academic and researcher in the Diaspora so that together they can strengthen research that will exploit new technological tools and increase the industrial base. It is envisaged that the Alliance will become an important vehicle for linkages that will facilitate repatriation of scientific knowledge and skills to Africa and even help reduce and eventually eradicate the brain drain which has taken so many excellent intellectuals to the developed world. As organisational vehicles for inter-institutional collaboration both established and emerging NRENs can play a critical role in reversing these trends and in mitigating what appears to be the negative impact of the brain drain.

  8. How To Form and Operate a Local Alliance. A Handbook for Local Action To Improve Science and Technology Education.

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    Livermore, Arthur H.; And Others

    The growth of local alliances (partnerships of business, industry, labor, professional associations, educators, and other concerned groups) is evidence of a widespread public concern for improving the quality of science and technology education. This document defines the concept of local alliances and discusses aspects of the founding and…

  9. Vesta's Elemental Composition

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    Prettyman, T. H.; Beck, A. W.; Feldman, W. C.; Lawrence, D. J.; McCoy, T. J.; McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Peplowski, P. N.; Raymond, C. A.; Reedy, R. C.; Russell, C. T.; Titus, T. N.; Toplis, M. J.; Yamashita, N.

    2014-01-01

    Many lines of evidence (e.g. common geochemistry, chronology, O-isotope trends, and the presence of different HED rock types in polymict breccias) indicate that the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites originated from a single parent body. Meteorite studies show that this protoplanet underwent igneous differentiation to form a metallic core, an ultramafic mantle, and a basaltic crust. A spectroscopic match between the HEDs and 4 Vesta along with a plausible mechanism for their transfer to Earth, perhaps as chips off V-type asteroids ejected from Vesta's southern impact basin, supports the consensus view that many of these achondritic meteorites are samples of Vesta's crust and upper mantle. The HED-Vesta connection was put to the test by the NASA Dawn mission, which spent a year in close proximity to Vesta. Measurements by Dawn's three instruments, redundant Framing Cameras (FC), a Visible-InfraRed (VIR) spectrometer, and a Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND), along with radio science have strengthened the link. Gravity measurements by Dawn are consistent with a differentiated, silicate body, with a dense Fe-rich core. The range of pyroxene compositions determined by VIR overlaps that of the howardites. Elemental abundances determined by nuclear spectroscopy are also consistent with HED-compositions. Observations by GRaND provided a new view of Vesta inaccessible by telescopic observations. Here, we summarize the results of Dawn's geochemical investigation of Vesta and their implications.

  10. Chemical Mapping of Vesta

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Yamashita, N.; Lawrence, D. J.; Beck, A. W.; McSween, H. Y.; Feldman, W. C.; McCoy, T. J.; Titus, T. N.; Toplis, M. J.; Reedy, R. C.; Forni, O.; Mizzon, H.; Peplowski, P. N.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

    2012-01-01

    Vesta s surface mineralogy and composition have been studied for decades via telescopic spectroscopy and laboratory analyses of the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites, which are thought to originate from Vesta. Visible and infrared reflectance measurements by Dawn have broadly confirmed the paradigm established by Earth-based work, strengthening the Vesta-HED connection. The Dawn mission has achieved a milestone by completing the first chemical measurements of a main-belt asteroid using nuclear spectroscopy. Dawn s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) has globally mapped the composition of Vesta, including the portions of the northern hemisphere not illuminated by solar radiation. GRaND is sensitive to the composition of the bulk regolith to depths of several decimeters. Abundances and/or detection limits for specific elements and elemental ratios, such as H, Fe, Si, Fe/O, Fe/Si, and K, have been measured. Variations in the average atomic mass and neutron macroscopic absorption cross section have been characterized. The measurements constrain the relative proportions of HED whole-rock end-members, providing measurements of the pyroxene and plagioclase content of the regolith, thereby constraining the processes underlying Vesta s differentiation and crustal evolution. The spatial resolution of GRaND is sufficient to determine basin-average compositions of Veneneia and Rheasilvia, which may contain outcrops of Vesta s olivine-rich mantle. While the elemental composition of Vesta s regolith is similar to the meteorites, there are notable departures from HED whole-rock compositions. While these differences are not sufficient to topple the Vesta-HED paradigm, they provide insight into global-scale processes that have shaped Vesta s surface. Questions addressed by the analysis of GRaND data include: (i) Is Vesta the source of the Fe-rich mesosiderites? (ii) Are evolved, igneous lithologies present on Vesta s surface? (iii) What are the origins of

  11. Does Vesta Have Moons?

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    McFadden, L. A.; Sykes, M.; Joy, S.; Tricarico, P.; O'Brien, D.; Li, J. Y.; Mutchler, M.; Memarsadeghi, N.; Safavi, H.; Gutierrez-Marques, P.; Nathues, A.; Sierks, H.; Schroder, S.; Polansky, C.; Jacobson, R.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Rayman, M.; Weinstein-Weiss, S.; Palmer, E.

    2011-01-01

    Previous searches for moons around Vesta have found nothing to an upper limit of 22.5 magnitude, that corresponds to 44 +/- 4 m diameter assuming the same albedo as Vesta. The Dawn mission's approach phase has dedicated satellite search observations consisting of two mosaic sequences bracketing the first observations of a complete rotation of Vesta scheduled for early July, 2011. In addition, we use the approach optical navigation image sequences for initial satellite searches. We will report any findings from these observations, and upper limits of magnitude and size.

  12. Internet voting: a monstrous alliance between democracy and technology?

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    Pieters, Wolter; Sudweeks, F.; Hrachovec, H.; Ess, C.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we aim at finding a cultural explanation of the controversy around the introduction of electronic voting, especially Internet voting. In her PhD thesis, Martijntje Smits (2002b) argues that controversies surrounding the introduction of new technologies can often be explained in terms

  13. Internet voting: a monstrous alliance between democracy and technology?

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    Pieters, W.; Sudweeks, F.; Hrachovec, H.; Ess, C.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we aim at finding a cultural explanation of the controversy around the introduction of electronic voting, especially Internet voting. In her PhD thesis, Martijntje Smits (2002b) argues that controversies surrounding the introduction of new technologies can often be explained in terms

  14. Strategic information technology alliances for effective health-care supply chain management.

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    Shih, Stephen C; Rivers, Patrick A; Hsu, H Y Sonya

    2009-08-01

    To gain and sustain competitive advantage, health-care providers have to continuously review and renovate their operational and information technology (IT) strategies through collaborative and cooperative endeavour with their supply chain channel members. This paper explores new ways of enhancing a health-care organization's responsiveness to changes and increasing its competitiveness through implementing strategic information technology alliances among channel members in a health-care supply chain network. An overview of issues and problems (e.g. bullwhip effect, negative externalities and free-riding phenomenon in multichannel supply chains) presented in the health-care supply chains is first delineated. This paper further goes over the issues of health-care supply chain coordination and integration for strategic IT alliances, followed by the discussion of the spillover effect of IT investments. A number of viable IT practices (such as information sharing and Internet-enabled supply chain portal) for effective health-care supply chain collaboration and coordination are then examined in this research. Finally, the paper discusses how strategic IT alliances can help improve the effectiveness of health-care supply chain management.

  15. An Analysis of Knowledge Sharing Approaches for Emerging-technology-based Strategic Alliances in Electronic Industry

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    LIU Ju; LI Yong-jian

    2006-01-01

    Emerging technologies are now initiating new industries and transforming old ones with tremendous power. They are different games compared with established technologies with distinctive characteristics of knowledge management in knowledge-based and technological-innovation-based competition. How to obtain knowledge advantage and enhance competences by knowledge sharing for emerging-technology-based strategic alliances (ETBSA) is what we concern in this paper. On the basis of our previous work on emerging technologies'distinctive attributes, we counter the wide spread presumption that the primary purpose of strategic alliances is knowledge acquiring by means of learning. We offers new insight into the knowledge sharing approaches of ETBSAs - the knowledge integrating approach by which each member firm integrates its partner's complementary knowledge base into the products and services and maintains its own knowledge specialization at the same time. So that ETBSAs should plan and practice their knowledge sharing strategies from the angle of knowledge integrating rather than knowledge acquiring. A four-dimensional framework is developed to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these two knowledge sharing approaches. Some cases in electronic industry are introduced to illustrate our point of view.

  16. 78 FR 77194 - Golden Elephant Glass Technology, Inc., and Pacific Alliance Corp.; Order of Suspension of Trading

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    2013-12-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Golden Elephant Glass Technology, Inc., and Pacific Alliance Corp.; Order of Suspension of Trading... accurate information concerning the securities of Golden Elephant Glass Technology, Inc. because it has...

  17. Vestas - en virksomhed i modvind

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    2012-01-01

    This project is based upon a wondering about the Danish windmill producer, Vestas, and its descending marked share and earnings, in an expanding market in the period of 2008-2011. This report highlights a number of central determinants, which each will describe the cause of impact on Vestas descending market share and earnings. Thereby showing whether it is Vestas’s strategy towards competition, the Danish wind cluster or the energy policies that effects the descending development, Vestas has...

  18. Stereo-vision-based perception capabilities developed during the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliances program

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    Rankin, Arturo; Bajracharya, Max; Huertas, Andres; Howard, Andrew; Moghaddam, Baback; Brennan, Shane; Ansar, Adnan; Tang, Benyang; Turmon, Michael; Matthies, Larry

    2010-04-01

    The Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliances (RCTA) program, which ran from 2001 to 2009, was funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and managed by General Dynamics Robotic Systems. The alliance brought together a team of government, industrial, and academic institutions to address research and development required to enable the deployment of future military unmanned ground vehicle systems ranging in size from man-portables to ground combat vehicles. Under RCTA, three technology areas critical to the development of future autonomous unmanned systems were addressed: advanced perception, intelligent control architectures and tactical behaviors, and human-robot interaction. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) participated as a member for the entire program, working four tasks in the advanced perception technology area: stereo improvements, terrain classification, pedestrian detection in dynamic environments, and long range terrain classification. Under the stereo task, significant improvements were made to the quality of stereo range data used as a front end to the other three tasks. Under the terrain classification task, a multi-cue water detector was developed that fuses cues from color, texture, and stereo range data, and three standalone water detectors were developed based on sky reflections, object reflections (such as trees), and color variation. In addition, a multi-sensor mud detector was developed that fuses cues from color stereo and polarization sensors. Under the long range terrain classification task, a classifier was implemented that uses unsupervised and self-supervised learning of traversability to extend the classification of terrain over which the vehicle drives to the far-field. Under the pedestrian detection task, stereo vision was used to identify regions-of-interest in an image, classify those regions based on shape, and track detected pedestrians in three-dimensional world coordinates. To improve the detectability of partially occluded

  19. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2004 NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH RESEARCH ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM.

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    MCDONALD,R.J.

    2004-08-31

    This meeting is the seventeenth oilheat industry technology meeting held since 1984 and the forth since the National Oilheat Research Alliance was formed. This year's symposium is a very important part of the effort in technology transfer, which is supported by the Oilheat Research Program under the United States Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The foremost reason for the conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and perspectives among international researchers, engineers, manufacturers, service technicians, and marketers of oil-fired space-conditioning equipment. The conference provides a conduit by which information and ideas can be exchanged to examine present technologies, as well as helping to develop the future course for oil heating advancement. These conferences also serve as a stage for unifying government representatives, researchers, fuel oil marketers, and other members of the oil-heat industry in addressing technology advancements in this important energy use sector. The specific objectives of the conference are to: (1) Identify and evaluate the current state-of-the-art and recommend new initiatives for higher efficiency, a cleaner environment, and to satisfy consumer needs cost-effectively, reliably, and safely; (2) Foster cooperative interactions among federal and industrial representatives for the common goal of sustained economic growth and energy security via energy conservation.

  20. Vestas V52-850 kW风力发电机吊装技术%Hoisting Technology for Vestas V52-850 kW Wind Driven Generator

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    田忠刚; 聂静媛; 李志如

    2010-01-01

    文章主要介绍了Vestas V52-850 kW风力发电机吊装前的技术准备工作,构件卸货工作,上下塔筒及机舱的吊装、安装技术,叶片的拼装及转子的吊装、安装技术.介绍各部件采用内法兰对接时的对接方法和应当注意的要点.强调了高强螺栓在施工时各种力矩数值及专用工具的使用.为今后干类似工作积累了宝贵经验.

  1. Geologic Mapping of Vesta

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    Yingst, R. A.; Mest, S. C.; Berman, D. C.; Garry, W. B.; Williams, D. A.; Buczkowski, D.; Jaumann, R.; Pieters, C. M.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Frigeri, A.; Le Corre, L.; Preusker, F.; Raymond, C. A.; Reddy, V.; Russell, C. T.; Roatsch, T.; Schenk, P. M.

    2014-01-01

    We report on a preliminary global geologic map of Vesta, based on data from the Dawn spacecraft's High- Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) and informed by Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) data. This map is part of an iterative mapping effort; the geologic map has been refined with each improvement in resolution. Vesta has a heavily-cratered surface, with large craters evident in numerous locations. The south pole is dominated by an impact structure identified before Dawn's arrival. Two large impact structures have been resolved: the younger, larger Rheasilvia structure, and the older, more degraded Veneneia structure. The surface is also characterized by a system of deep, globe-girdling equatorial troughs and ridges, as well as an older system of troughs and ridges to the north. Troughs and ridges are also evident cutting across, and spiraling arcuately from, the Rheasilvia central mound. However, no volcanic features have been unequivocally identified. Vesta can be divided very broadly into three terrains: heavily-cratered terrain; ridge-and-trough terrain (equatorial and northern); and terrain associated with the Rheasilvia crater. Localized features include bright and dark material and ejecta (some defined specifically by color); lobate deposits; and mass-wasting materials. No obvious volcanic features are evident. Stratigraphy of Vesta's geologic units suggests a history in which formation of a primary crust was followed by the formation of impact craters, including Veneneia and the associated Saturnalia Fossae unit. Formation of Rheasilvia followed, along with associated structural deformation that shaped the Divalia Fossae ridge-and-trough unit at the equator. Subsequent impacts and mass wasting events subdued impact craters, rims and portions of ridge-and-trough sets, and formed slumps and landslides, especially within crater floors and along crater rims and scarps. Subsequent to the formation of Rheasilvia, discontinuous low-albedo deposits formed or were

  2. Geologic mapping of Vesta

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    Yingst, R. A.; Mest, S. C.; Berman, D. C.; Garry, W. B.; Williams, D. A.; Buczkowski, D.; Jaumann, R.; Pieters, C. M.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Frigeri, A.; Le Corre, L.; Preusker, F.; Raymond, C. A.; Reddy, V.; Russell, C. T.; Roatsch, T.; Schenk, P. M.

    2014-11-01

    We report on a preliminary global geologic map of Vesta, based on data from the Dawn spacecraft's High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) and informed by Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) data. This map is part of an iterative mapping effort; the geologic map has been refined with each improvement in resolution. Vesta has a heavily-cratered surface, with large craters evident in numerous locations. The south pole is dominated by an impact structure identified before Dawn's arrival. Two large impact structures have been resolved: the younger, larger Rheasilvia structure, and the older, more degraded Veneneia structure. The surface is also characterized by a system of deep, globe-girdling equatorial troughs and ridges, as well as an older system of troughs and ridges to the north. Troughs and ridges are also evident cutting across, and spiraling arcuately from, the Rheasilvia central mound. However, no volcanic features have been unequivocally identified. Vesta can be divided very broadly into three terrains: heavily-cratered terrain; ridge-and-trough terrain (equatorial and northern); and terrain associated with the Rheasilvia crater. Localized features include bright and dark material and ejecta (some defined specifically by color); lobate deposits; and mass-wasting materials. No obvious volcanic features are evident. Stratigraphy of Vesta's geologic units suggests a history in which formation of a primary crust was followed by the formation of impact craters, including Veneneia and the associated Saturnalia Fossae unit. Formation of Rheasilvia followed, along with associated structural deformation that shaped the Divalia Fossae ridge-and-trough unit at the equator. Subsequent impacts and mass wasting events subdued impact craters, rims and portions of ridge-and-trough sets, and formed slumps and landslides, especially within crater floors and along crater rims and scarps. Subsequent to the formation of Rheasilvia, discontinuous low-albedo deposits formed or were

  3. Robotic collaborative technology alliance: an open architecture approach to integrated research

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    Dean, Robert Michael S.; DiBerardino, Charles A.

    2014-06-01

    The Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA) seeks to provide adaptive robot capabilities which move beyond traditional metric algorithms to include cognitive capabilities [1]. Research occurs in 5 main Task Areas: Intelligence, Perception, Dexterous Manipulation and Unique Mobility (DMUM), Human Robot Interaction (HRI), and Integrated Research (IR). This last task of Integrated Research is especially critical and challenging. Individual research components can only be fully assessed when integrated onto a robot where they interact with other aspects of the system to create cross-Task capabilities which move beyond the State of the Art. Adding to the complexity, the RCTA is comprised of 12+ independent organizations across the United States. Each has its own constraints due to development environments, ITAR, "lab" vs "real-time" implementations, and legacy software investments from previous and ongoing programs. We have developed three main components to manage the Integration Task. The first is RFrame, a data-centric transport agnostic middleware which unifies the disparate environments, protocols, and data collection mechanisms. Second is the modular Intelligence Architecture built around the Common World Model (CWM). The CWM instantiates a Common Data Model and provides access services. Third is RIVET, an ITAR free Hardware-In-The-Loop simulator based on 3D game technology. RIVET provides each researcher a common test-bed for development prior to integration, and a regression test mechanism. Once components are integrated and verified, they are released back to the consortium to provide the RIVET baseline for further research. This approach allows Integration of new and legacy systems built upon different architectures, by application of Open Architecture principles.

  4. Vestas og Micon - Et fusionsprojekt

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    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the merger between two of the leading companies in the wind energy industry at the time, Vestas and NEG Micon. In 2004 the two companies merged into Vestas wind systems A/S, which at the time had a 35% global market share. The wind energy industry has seen a change in it’s customer base. Where it used to be private citizens it has now changed into private companies wanting bigger and more complex solutions, and thereby brought a bigger demand for cap...

  5. Radioelements on Vesta: An Update

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    Prettyman, T. H.; Yamashita, N.; Reedy, R. C.; McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.

    2014-01-01

    The main-belt asteroid 4 Vesta is the putative parent body of the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites. Because these achondrites have similar petrology, geochemistry, chronology, and O-isotope compositions, it is thought that most HEDs originated from a single parent body. The connection to Vesta is supported by a close spectroscopic match between Vesta and the HEDs and a credible mechanism for their delivery to Earth. Studies of the HEDs show that Vesta underwent igneous differentiation, forming a Fe-rich core, ultramafic mantle, and basaltic crust. Here we present the results of peak analyses applied to a gamma ray difference spectrum to determine the absolute abundances of K and Th. Data are compared to meteorite whole-rock compositions and other inner solar system bodies. The results, while preliminary, represent our present best estimates for these elements. Because the element signatures are near detection limits and not fully resolved, further analysis (e.g. using spectral unmixing) will be required for improved accuracy and to characterize systematic errors.

  6. Dawn at Vesta: testing the protoplanetary paradigm

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    Russell, C.T.; Raymond, C.A.; Coradini, A.; McSween, H.Y.; Zuber, M.T.; Nathues, A.; DeSanctis, Maria-Cristina; Jaumann, R.; Konopliv, A.S.; Preusker, F.; Asmar, S.W.; Park, R.S.; Gaskell, R.; Keller, H.U.; Mottola, S.; Roatsch, T.; Scully, J.E.C.; Smith, D.E.; Tricarico, P.; Toplis, M.J.; Christensen, U.R.; Feldman, W.C.; Lawrence, D.J.; McCoy, T.J.; Prettyman, T.H.; Reedy, R.C.; Sykes, M.E.; Titus, T.N.

    2012-01-01

    The Dawn spacecraft targeted 4 Vesta, believed to be a remnant intact protoplanet from the earliest epoch of solar system formation, based on analyses of howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites that indicate a differentiated parent body. Dawn observations reveal a giant basin at Vesta's south pole, whose excavation was sufficient to produce Vesta-family asteroids (Vestoids) and HED meteorites. The spatially resolved mineralogy of the surface reflects the composition of the HED meteorites, confirming the formation of Vesta's crust by melting of a chondritic parent body. Vesta's mass, volume, and gravitational field are consistent with a core having an average radius of 107 to 113 kilometers, indicating sufficient internal melting to segregate iron. Dawn's results confirm predictions that Vesta differentiated and support its identification as the parent body of the HEDs.

  7. Mars Museum Visualization Alliance

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    Sohus, A. M.; Viotti, M. A.; de Jong, E. M.

    2004-11-01

    The Mars Museum Visualization Alliance is a collaborative effort funded by the Mars Public Engagement Office and supported by JPL's Informal Education staff and the Solar System Visualization Project to share the adventure of exploration and make Mars a real place. The effort started in 2002 with a small working group of museum professionals to learn how best to serve museum audiences through informal science educators. By the time the Mars Exploration Rovers landed on Mars in January 2004, over 100 organizations were partners in the Alliance, which has become a focused community of Mars educators. The Alliance provides guaranteed access to images, information, news, and resources for use by the informal science educators with their students, educators, and public audiences. Thousands of people have shared the adventure of exploring Mars and now see it as a real place through the efforts of the Mars Museum Visualization Alliance partners. The Alliance has been lauded for "providing just the right inside track for museums to do what they do best," be that webcasts, live presentations with the latest images and information, high-definition productions, planetarium shows, or hands-on educational activities. The Alliance is extending its mission component with Cassini, Genesis, Deep Impact, and Stardust. The Mars Exploration and Cassini Programs, as well as the Genesis, Deep Impact, and Stardust Projects, are managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.

  8. Water in Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Taylor, G. J.

    2015-01-01

    Eucrite meteorites come from asteroid 4 Vesta, which was recently studied from orbit by NASA's Dawn mission. Adam Sarafian (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) and colleagues at Woods Hole, the University of Bristol, England, and the University of New Mexico measured the hydrogen concentration and deuterium/hydrogen (D/H) ratio in crystals of the mineral apatite (calcium phosphate) in eucrites. They found that the D/H ratio is in the same range as in carbonaceous chondrites, most samples of the Earth's mantle, and in samples of basaltic meteorites from Mars. Combined with measurements of the isotopic compositions of nitrogen and carbon, the data suggest that these volatile elements were added to Earth early in its history, probably during its formation. Other studies conclude that water with D/H like that in carbonaceous chondrites, Earth, Mars, and Vesta were likely inherited from interstellar ice that predates formation of the solar system.

  9. Small crater populations on Vesta

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    Marchi, S; O'Brien, D P; Schenk, P; Mottola, S; De Sanctis, M C; Kring, D A; Williams, D A; Raymond, C A; Russell, C T

    2013-01-01

    The NASA Dawn mission has extensively examined the surface of asteroid Vesta, the second most massive body in the main belt. The high quality of the gathered data provides us with an unique opportunity to determine the surface and internal properties of one of the most important and intriguing main belt asteroids (MBAs). In this paper, we focus on the size frequency distributions (SFDs) of sub-kilometer impact craters observed at high spatial resolution on several selected young terrains on Vesta. These small crater populations offer an excellent opportunity to determine the nature of their asteroidal precursors (namely MBAs) at sizes that are not directly observable from ground-based telescopes (i.e., below ~100 m diameter). Moreover, unlike many other MBA surfaces observed by spacecraft thus far, the young terrains examined had crater spatial densities that were far from empirical saturation. Overall, we find that the cumulative power-law index (slope) of small crater SFDs on Vesta is fairly consistent with...

  10. Beyond the Therapeutic Hour: An Exploratory Pilot Study of Using Technology to Enhance Alliance and Engagement within Face-to-Face Psychotherapy

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    Richards, Penelope; Simpson, Susan

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we introduce and investigate the capacity for a novel, technologically advanced system (goACT) to enhance face-to-face psychotherapy. Specifically, we explore the capacity for goACT to enhance therapeutic alliance (TA) and engagement, and reduce distress. Using a mixed-methods, multiple-baseline design we present the first study to…

  11. New pathways to medicare coverage for innovative PET radiopharmaceuticals: report of a medical imaging & technology alliance (MITA) workshop.

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    Hillman, Bruce J; Frank, Richard A; Rodriguez, Gail M

    2012-02-01

    PET and PET/CT have revolutionized the diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of treatment effect or recurrence for a wide range of cancers and shown promise for improving health outcomes for patients with cardiovascular and central nervous system diseases. However, this technology is challenged by insurance coverage policies that hinder patients' access to PET and discourage technologic innovation. Recently, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a Washington-based industry association, convened a workshop to consider new pathways for making decisions on Medicare coverage of new PET radiopharmaceuticals and imaging procedures that are currently subject to a national noncoverage decision, or "exclusionary rule." Stakeholders from the government, medical professional societies, academia, patient groups, and industry gathered to brainstorm alternatives to the national noncoverage decision and evaluate their potential to improve access and enhance innovation. Ultimately, MITA, on behalf of the PET community, expects to use the outcomes of the workshop to propose that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reconsider this current national noncoverage decision for PET and adopt a new framework for coverage.

  12. Constraining the Cratering Chronology of Vesta

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    O'Brien, David P; Morbidelli, Alessandro; Bottke, William F; Schenk, Paul M; Russell, Christopher T; Raymond, Carol A

    2014-01-01

    Vesta has a complex cratering history, with ancient terrains as well as recent large impacts that have led to regional resurfacing. Crater counts can help constrain the relative ages of different units on Vesta's surface, but converting those crater counts to absolute ages requires a chronology function. We present a cratering chronology based on the best current models for the dynamical evolution of asteroid belt, and calibrate it to Vesta using the record of large craters on its surface. While uncertainties remain, our chronology function is broadly consistent with an ancient surface of Vesta as well as other constraints such as the bombardment history of the rest of the inner Solar System and the Ar-Ar age distribution of howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites from Vesta.

  13. An ancient core dynamo in asteroid Vesta.

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    Fu, Roger R; Weiss, Benjamin P; Shuster, David L; Gattacceca, Jérôme; Grove, Timothy L; Suavet, Clément; Lima, Eduardo A; Li, Luyao; Kuan, Aaron T

    2012-10-12

    The asteroid Vesta is the smallest known planetary body that has experienced large-scale igneous differentiation. However, it has been previously uncertain whether Vesta and similarly sized planetesimals formed advecting metallic cores and dynamo magnetic fields. Here we show that remanent magnetization in the eucrite meteorite Allan Hills A81001 formed during cooling on Vesta 3.69 billion years ago in a surface magnetic field of at least 2 microteslas. This field most likely originated from crustal remanence produced by an earlier dynamo, suggesting that Vesta formed an advecting liquid metallic core. Furthermore, the inferred present-day crustal fields can account for the lack of solar wind ion-generated space weathering effects on Vesta.

  14. Strategic alliances

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    Ben Alders; Gerard Berendsen; Ineke Pieters

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we will identify the contract dimensions of alliance contracts directed at joint development of new products or services. We will determine to what extent these contract dimensions are adaptable to future needs and insights. We will also provide insight into the contingency of these

  15. Preliminary Iron Distribution on Vesta

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    Mittlefehldt, David W.; Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2013-01-01

    The distribution of iron on the surface of the asteroid Vesta was investigated using Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) [1,2]. Iron varies predictably with rock type for the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites, thought to be representative of Vesta. The abundance of Fe in howardites ranges from about 12 to 15 wt.%. Basaltic eucrites have the highest abundance, whereas, lower crustal and upper mantle materials (cumulate eucrites and diogenites) have the lowest, and howardites are intermediate [3]. We have completed a mapping study of 7.6 MeV gamma rays produced by neutron capture by Fe as measured by the bismuth germanate (BGO) detector of GRaND [1]. The procedures to determine Fe counting rates are presented in detail here, along with a preliminary distribution map, constituting the necessary initial step to quantification of Fe abundances. We find that the global distribution of Fe counting rates is generally consistent with independent mineralogical and compositional inferences obtained by other instruments on Dawn such as measurements of pyroxene absorption bands by the Visual and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR) [4] and Framing Camera (FC) [5] and neutron absorption measurements by GRaND [6].

  16. Lessons from Vesta and Ceres

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    Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; McSween, H. Y.; Jaumann, R.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Nathues, A.; Prettyman, T.; Capria, M. T.; Pieters, C.; McFadden, L.; Ammannito, E.; Sykes, M. V.; McCord, T. B.; Zuber, M.; Smith, D.; Hoffman, M.; Scully, J. E. C.; Buczkowski, D.

    2014-04-01

    When first discovered, the bodies in the asteroid belt were considered the missing planet(s) between Mars and Jupiter. When their small size and large number become realized, they were deemed to be minor planets and then asteroids. They soon were considered to be simply airless bodies, consisting mostly of rocky material, some having iron cores. When Dawn reached Vesta, this picture was initially largely reinforced by the extensive southern basin and the battered northern hemisphere. A more accurate picture arises, using the color filters of the Framing Camera, in coordination with the nearinfrared spectrometer, revealing a diverse surface with different minerals and processes affecting regions on the surface in various ways. The variegated light and dark material and varying thermal properties indicate a complex surface. The water (OH) content of the surface is far from uniform. Examinations of the floors of Marcia and Cornelia revealed pits, and their crater walls have possibly water-carved gullies. The parent craters appear to have been formed in a wet surface, possibly ice melted in the crater-forming event. Figure 1 shows the latest mosaic of the vestan surface with the currently approved names for the surface features. It had been expected that olivine would be excavated in the southern basin but it was not to be found there. Surprisingly, patches of olivine-rich material were discovered in the north. Doubts arose as to whether a magma ocean hypothesis applies to Vesta, in spite of quantifying the mass of its core, and new ways to explain Vesta's petrogenesis were developed. Closer examination of the surface suggested more interesting scenarios, possible excavation of early volcanic materials, odd craters that seemed impossible to form with simple impacts, and a long ribbon of material stretching diagonally across the surface, possibly originating in the Marcia ejecta blanket. The relative youth of some of these features (ca 50 Ma) suggest Vesta has had

  17. Knox-Thompson images of 4 Vesta

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    Drummond, J. D.; Hege, E. K.; Eckart, A.

    1987-01-01

    Reconstructed images of the asteroid 4 Vesta reveal dark and bright patterns which can be followed across the disk as the asteroid rotates. Reasonable agreement is found with its visible light curve by assigning relative albedo 0 to the three darkest features, and relative albedo 2 to the three brightest features. From power-spectrum analysis of sets of images at two different epochs, Vesta's triaxial principal diameters, the orientation of its pole, and its rotational rate and sense are obtained. The images confirm the dominant role of surface structure, particularly the dark spots, in determining Vesta's light-curve signature.

  18. Vestas Wind Systems A/S

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    2009-01-01

    Much had happened since the CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Ditlev Engel, broadcast the company’s new corporate strategy – The Will to Win 2005-2008 – from headquarters in Randers, Denmark to all Vestas employees worldwide in 2005. Vestas, the market-leading producer of high-tech wind turbines, had since a merger the year before with a Danish turbine producer experienced financial difficulties, and management was therefore replaced with fresh leadership that could bring the Dan...

  19. Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Asteroid(4) Vesta

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    Li, Jian-Yang; Bodewits, Dennis; Feaga, Lori M.; Landsman, Wayne; A'Hearn, Michael F.; Mutchler, Max J.; Russell, Christopher T.; McFadden, Lucy A.; Raymond, Carol A.

    2011-01-01

    We report a comprehensive review of the UV-visible spectrum and rotational lightcurve of Vesta combining new observations by Hubble Space Telescope and Swift with archival International Ultraviolet Explorer observations. The geometric albedos of Vesta from 220 nm to 953 nm arc derived by carefully comparing these observations from various instruments at different times and observing geometries. Vesta has a rotationally averaged geometric albedo of 0.09 at 250 nm, 0.14 at 300 nm, 0.26 at 373 nm, 0.38 at 673 nm, and 0.30 at 950 nm. The linear spectral slope in the ultraviolet displays a sharp minimum ncar sub-Earth longitude of 20deg, and maximum in the eastern hemisphere. This is completely consistent with the distribution of the spectral slope in the visible wavelength. The uncertainty of the measurement in the ultraviolet is approx.20%, and in the visible wavelengths better than 10%. The amplitude of Vesta's rotational lightcurves is approx.10% throughout the range of wavelengths we observed, but is smaller at 950 nm (approx.6%) ncar the 1-micron mafic band center. Contrary to earlier reports, we found no evidence for any difference between the phasing of the ultraviolet and visible/ncar-infrared lightcurves with respect to sub-Earth longitude. Vesta's average spectrum between 220 and 950 nm can well be described by measured reflectance spectra of fine particle howardite-like materials of basaltic achondrite meteorites. Combining this with the in-phase behavior of the ultraviolet, visible. and ncar-infrared lightcurves, and the spectral slopes with respect to the rotational phase, we conclude that there is no global ultraviolet/visible reversal on Vesta. Consequently, this implies lack of global space weathering on Vesta. Keyword,: Asteroid Vesta; Spectrophotometry; Spectroscopy; Ultraviolet observations; Hubble Space Telescope observations

  20. Vesta surface thermal properties map

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    Capria, Maria Teresa; Tosi, F.; De Santis, Maria Cristina; Capaccioni, F.; Ammannito, E.; Frigeri, A.; Zambon, F; Fonte, S.; Palomba, E.; Turrini, D.; Titus, T.N.; Schroder, S.E.; Toplis, M.J.; Liu, J.Y.; Combe, J.-P.; Raymond, C.A.; Russell, C.T.

    2014-01-01

    The first ever regional thermal properties map of Vesta has been derived from the temperatures retrieved by infrared data by the mission Dawn. The low average value of thermal inertia, 30 ± 10 J m−2 s−0.5 K−1, indicates a surface covered by a fine regolith. A range of thermal inertia values suggesting terrains with different physical properties has been determined. The lower thermal inertia of the regions north of the equator suggests that they are covered by an older, more processed surface. A few specific areas have higher than average thermal inertia values, indicative of a more compact material. The highest thermal inertia value has been determined on the Marcia crater, known for its pitted terrain and the presence of hydroxyl in the ejecta. Our results suggest that this type of terrain can be the result of soil compaction following the degassing of a local subsurface reservoir of volatiles.

  1. Vesta Mineralogy after Dawn Global Observations

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    ChristinaDeSanctis, Maria; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Cparia, M. T.; Carraro, F.; Fonte, S.; Frigeri, A.; Longobardo, A.; Marchi, S.; Palomba, E.; hide

    2012-01-01

    The Dawn mission has completed its mapping phases at Vesta and millions of spectra have been acquired by the Visible and InfraRed Mapping Spectrometer, VIR(1). VIR characterizes and maps the mineral distribution on Vesta -strengthening the Vesta HED linkage- and provides new insights into Vesta s formation and evolution(2,3). VIR spectra are dominated by pyroxene absorptions near 0.9 and 2.0 m and large thermal emission beyond 3.5 m. Although almost all surface materials exhibit howardite-like spectra, some large regions can be interpreted to be richer in eucritic (basaltic) material and others richer in diogenititic (Mg-orthopyroxenitic) material. The Rheasilvia basin contains Mg-pyroxene-rich terrains for example. Vesta' s surface shows considerable diversity at local scales. Many bright and dark areas(3,4) are associated with various geological features and show remarkably different morphology. Moreover, VIR detected statistically significant, but weak, variations at 2.8 m that have been interpreted as indicating the presence of OH-bearing phases on the surface(5). The OH distribution is uneven with large regions lacking this absorption feature. Associations of 2.8 m band with morphological structures indicate complex process responsible for OH. Vesta exhibits large spectral variations that often correlate with geological structures, indicating a complex geological and evolutionary history, more similar to that of the terrestrial planets than to other asteroids visited by spacecrafts.

  2. The Dynamical Environment of Dawn at Vesta

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    Tricarico, Pasquale

    2010-01-01

    Dawn is the first NASA mission to operate in the vicinity of the two most massive asteroids in the main belt, Ceres and Vesta. This double-rendezvous mission is enabled by the use of low-thrust solar electric propulsion. Dawn will arrive at Vesta in 2011 and will operate in its vicinity for approximately one year. Vesta's mass and non-spherical shape, coupled with its rotational period, presents very interesting challenges to a spacecraft that depends principally upon low-thrust propulsion for trajectory-changing maneuvers. The details of Vesta's high-order gravitational terms will not be determined until after Dawn's arrival at Vesta, but it is clear that their effect on Dawn operations creates the most complex operational environment for a NASA mission to date. Gravitational perturbations give rise to oscillations in Dawn's orbital radius, and it is found that trapping of the spacecraft is possible near the 1:1 resonance between Dawn's orbital period and Vesta's rotational period, located approximately betw...

  3. Paradigms and Paradoxes: Dawn at Vesta

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    Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.

    2014-01-01

    While confirming the popular paradigm of Vesta as the parent body of the HED meteorites, Dawn measurements have discovered many unexpected aspects of the vestan surface. First, an olivine layer was not found in the bottom of the large basin near the south pole of Vesta. In fact, while patches of olivine have been found in the north, it is rare on the surface. Secondly, while Vesta has little gravity and appears to have completely differentiated, it is not completely dry evidence for transient flows and pits resulting from devolatization have been found, implying a substantial amount of accessible water. Thirdly, transport of material to the surface of Vesta from elsewhere in the asteroid belt appears as dark material buried near the top of the crust to Vesta. This may have arrived in a single large impact and been spread around the surface and buried, later to be re-excavated. However, it is not certain that this is the only scenario possible for the source of this material. In short, Dawn's observations of Vesta have been both reassuring but unsettling at the same time.

  4. Vesta is not an intact protoplanet

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    Consolmagno, G.; Turrini, D.; Golabek, G.; Svetsov, V.; Sirono, S.; Tsiganis, K.

    2014-07-01

    The Dawn mission was designed to explore ''remnant intact protoplanets from the earliest epoch of solar system formation'' [1]. However, models of Vesta composed of an iron core, olivine mantle, and HED crust in chondritic proportions cannot match the joint constraints from Dawn [1] of Vesta's density, core size, and the extremely limited presence of exposed olivine on its surface. Vesta has a mean density of 3456 kg/m3 and its surface composition is well matched by howardites. The Dawn gravity data suggest a nickel-iron core of radius 110 km and density 7500--7800 kg/m3. The Rheasilvia impact basin, formed within a pre-existing large basin, Veneneia, should have excavated material from a depth of 50 km to 80 km or more below Vesta's surface [2]. If the howardite crust were thinner than 50--80 km, a significant amount of olivine-rich material, derived from depth, would have been exposed within this basin; models suggest that olivine would also be distributed both on Vesta's surface and in space as meteorite-source Vestoids. Such olivine is rare on Vesta, among the Vestoids, or in our meteorite collection. Vesta's density is similar to an L chondrite, but the Na and K abundances in Vesta are strongly depleted compared to chondrites and the average metal content of an L chondrite, 8.4% by mass, would give a core radius less than 90 km. A 110 km radius metallic core, via the Dawn data, represents 15% of Vesta's mass. The Mg/Al ratio in cosmic abundances is about 10:1, but roughly 1:1 within the eucrites; thus if Vesta started with cosmic abundances, the eucrites can only represent 10% of the parent body total mass. Likewise the 10 x chondritic rare earth trace elements (REE) abundance seen in most eucrites demands that, regardless of formation mechanism, these basalts were crystallized from a melt representing 10% of the mass of the source region [3]. Thus the howardite crust of a chondritic HED parent body, mixing all the available eucritic and diogenitic material

  5. Academic medical product development: an emerging alliance of technology transfer organizations and the CTSA.

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    Rose, Lynn M; Everts, Maaike; Heller, Caren; Burke, Christine; Hafer, Nathaniel; Steele, Scott

    2014-12-01

    To bring the benefits of science more quickly to patient care, the NIH National Center Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) supports programs that enhance the development, testing, and implementation of new medical products and procedures. The NCATS clinical and translational science award (CTSA) program is central to that mission; creating an academic home for clinical and translational science and supporting those involved in the discovery and development of new health-related inventions. The technology transfer Offices (TTO) of CTSA-funded universities can be important partners in the development process; facilitating the transfer of medical research to the commercial sector for further development and ultimately, distribution to patients. The Aggregating Intellectual Property (IP) Working Group (AWG) of the CTSA public private partnerships key function committee (PPP-KFC) developed a survey to explore how CTSA-funded institutions currently interface with their respective TTOs to support medical product development. The results suggest a range of relationships across institutions; approximately half have formal collaborative programs, but only a few have well-connected programs. Models of collaborations are described and provided as examples of successful CTSA/TTO partnerships that have increased the value of health-related inventions as measured by follow-on funding and industry involvement; either as a consulting partner or licensee.

  6. Industrial Technology Innovation Strategy Alliance Organization Form of Law Explore%产业技术创新战略联盟组织形态的法学探讨

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    李玉娜; 林莉; 葛继平

    2011-01-01

    Industrial technology innovation strategy alliance is a significant innovation of university-industry cooperation mode, in order to promote the alliance and alliance parties standardized operation, the first problem is to define the alliance itself the legal status. This article tries to discuss the organizational form of industrial technology innovation strategic alli ance from the angle of law: first, clearing the legal status of alliance in iOpinion^ according to the existing law, secondly, explore the legal form which the alliance could choose from the angle of subject law,finally, emphatically analyzed the cor porate type and limited partnership in the application of alliance, in order to provide legal guidelines for alliance selecting alliance form.%产业技术创新战略联盟是产学研结合模式的重大创新,为了促进联盟及联盟各方的规范运行,首要问题就是联盟自身法律地位的界定.首先,从法学视角对产业技术创新战略联盟的组织形态进行了探讨,首先根据现有法律规范廓清《意见》中联盟的法律地位,其次,从主体法角度探讨了联盟可以选择的法律形态,最后,重点分析了公司法人型和有限合伙型在联盟中的应用,以期为联盟各方选择联盟形态提供法律指引.

  7. Grand alliance HDTV

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    Petajan, Eric D.

    1995-12-01

    Terrestrial broadcast television in the United States has remained essentially unchanged in the last fifty years except for the addition of color and stereo sound. Today, personal computers are addressing the need for random access of high resolution images and CD quality audio. Furthermore, advances in digital video compression and digital communication technology have cleared the way toward offering high resolution video and audio services to consumers using traditional analog communications channels. In 1987, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chartered an advisory committee to recommend an advanced television system for the United States. From 1990 to 1992, the Advanced Television Test Center tested four all-digital systems, one analog High Definition Television (HDTV) system, and one enhancement NTSC system using broadcast and cable television environment simulators. The formation of the HDTV Grand Alliance in May of 1993 resulted from the withdrawal of the only analog HDTV system from the competition and a stalemate between the other four all- digital systems. The HDTV Grand Alliance system is composed of the best components from previously competing digital systems demonstrated to the FCC. Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG-2) syntax is used with novel encoding techniques to deliver a set of video scanning formats for a variety of applications. This paper describes the important features and concepts embodied in the HDTV Grand Alliance system.

  8. Chemical Mapping of Vesta and Ceres

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Yamashita, Naoyuki; McSween, Harry Y.; Feldman, William C.; Lawrence, David J.; Beck, Andrew W.; McCoy, Timothy J.; Toplis, Michael J.; Mizzon, Hugau; hide

    2012-01-01

    Following successful science operations at Vesta, the Dawn spacecraft is headed for an encounter with Ceres in 2015. What have we learned at Vesta? And, what do we expect to learn by comparing Vesta and Ceres? We will address these questions from the standpoint of geochemistry. Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) is sensitive to the elemental composition of surface materials to depths of a few decimeters [1]. Gamma rays and neutrons, produced by the steady bombardment of galactic cosmic rays and by the decay of naturally ]occurring radioisotopes (K, Th, U), provide a chemical fingerprint of the regolith. Analysis of planetary radiation emissions enables mapping of specific elements (such as Fe, Mg, Si, Cl, and H) and compositional parameters (such as average atomic mass), which provide information about processes that shaped the planet1s surface and interior. Dawn has exceeded operational goals for GRaND at Vesta, accumulating an abundance of nadir-pointed data during five months in a 210 km, low altitude mapping orbit around Vesta (265-km mean radius). Chemical information from gamma ray and neutron measurements was used to test the connection between Vesta and the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites [2]. Additionally, GRaND searched for evolved, igneous lithologies [3], mantle and upper crustal materials exposed in large impact basins, mesosiderite compositions, and hydrogen in Vesta1s bulk regolith. Results of our analyses and their implications for thermal evolution and regolith-processes will be presented. The possibility of a subcrustal ocean [4, 5] and lack of cerean meteorites makes water-rich Ceres a compelling target of exploration [6]. If Ceres underwent aqueous differentiation, then crustal overturn or gas driven volcanism may have significantly modified its primitive surface; and products of aqueous alteration (e.g. [7]) would detectable by GRaND [1]. For example, the presence of Cl in salts, associated with liquid

  9. Vesta Is Not an Intact Protoplanet

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    Consolmagno, Guy; Turrini, Diego; Golabeck, Gregor; Jutzi, Martin; Sirono, Sin-iti; Svetsov, Vladimir; Tsiganis, Kleomenis

    2014-11-01

    Asteroid 4 Vesta has been identified as the likely source of howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) basaltic achondrite meteorites, whose parent body differentiated and started solidifying within 3 Ma after the condensation of the Ca-Al-rich inclusions (CAIs). The formation of Jupiter and the disk-driven migration of the giant planets also occurred during this period; thus it was expected that Vesta could provide an intact record of large-scale early episodes of planetary migration and bombardment as in the proposed Jovian Early Bombardment and the “Grand Tack” scenarios. However, the results of the Dawn mission detailing Vesta’s mass, volume, density, and surface characteristics provide challenges for modeling the structure and evolution of this asteroid. All proposed models for the generation of the HEDs require the presence of a substantial olivine-rich mantle. But recent work on the depth of excavation of the large basins at the south pole of Vesta suggests that because there is not abundant mantle olivine visible on Vesta or in the Vestoid family asteroids, the crust of Vesta must be at least 80 km thick. Such a thick crust is radically at odds with previous models; should it exist, it ought to manifest itself in other ways such as Vesta’s density structure and bulk chemical composition. However, we find that no Vesta model of iron core, olivine-rich mantle, and HED crust can match the joint constraints of (a) Vesta’s density as derived from the gravity field observed by Dawn; (b) the observed depletion of sodium and potassium and trace element enrichments of the HED meteorites; and (c) the absence of exposed olivine on Vesta’s surface, among Vestoid asteroids, or in our collection of basaltic meteorites. Either Vesta was subjected to a radical change in composition, presumably due to the intense collisional environment where and when it formed, or the asteroid we see today is in fact a reaccretion of material formed elsewhere from now

  10. Det nye Vestas -en virksomhed i modvind?

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    Sultan, Cevik; Martin, Sømod Jensen; Casper, Saust; Lars, Kyrø

    2005-01-01

    Omhandler hvorvidt det nye Vestas efter fusionen med NEG Micon stadig er konkurrencedygtig. I en undersøgelse af deres potentiale for at opnå stadig vækst på et marked, som markedet for vindenergi.Har vi brugt en PESTEL analyse, som kan give et makro omverdens billede af industrien. For at analysere konkurrencen på markedet har vi brugt Porters Five Forces. Endelig har vi i en undersøgelse af Vestas rentabilitet og interne konkurrencedygtighed brugt en værdikæde analyse.

  11. Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Li, Jian-Yang; Feaga, Lori M; Landsman, Wayne; A'Hearn, Michael F; Mutchler, Max J; Russell, Christopher T; McFadden, Lucy A; Raymond, Carol A

    2011-01-01

    We report a comprehensive review of the UV-visible spectrum and rotational lightcurve of Vesta combining new observations by Hubble Space Telescope and Swift Gamma-ray Burst Observatory with archival International Ultraviolet Explorer observations. The geometric albedos of Vesta from 220 nm to 953 nm are derived by carefully comparing these observations from various instruments at different times and observing geometries. Vesta has a rotationally averaged geometric albedo of 0.09 at 250 nm, 0.14 at 300 nm, 0.26 at 373 nm, 0.38 at 673 nm, and 0.30 at 950 nm. The linear spectral slope as measured between 240 and 320 nm in the ultraviolet displays a sharp minimum near a sub-Earth longitude of 20^{\\circ}, and maximum in the eastern hemisphere. This is consistent with the longitudinal distribution of the spectral slope in the visible wavelength. The photometric uncertainty in the ultraviolet is ~20%, and in the visible wavelengths it is better than 10%. The amplitude of Vesta's rotational lightcurves is ~10% throu...

  12. Alliance Free and Alliance Cover Sets

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    Juan Alberto RODRIGUEZ-VELAZQUEZ; José María SIGARRETA; Ismael GONZALEZ YERO; Sergio BERMUDO

    2011-01-01

    A defensive (offensive) k-alliance in T = (V, E) is a set S (∪) V such that every v in S (in the boundary of S) has at least k more neighbors in S than it has in V \\ S. A set X (∪) V is defensive (offensive) k-alliance free, if for all defensive (offensive) k-alliance S, S\\X ≠ φ, i.e., X does not contain any defensive (offensive) k-alliance as a subset. A set Y (∪) V is a defensive (offensive) k-alliance cover,if for all defensive (offensive) k-alliance S, S ∩ Y ≠ φ, i.e., Y contains at least one vertex from each defensive (offensive) k-alliance of T. In this paper we show several mathematical properties of defensive (offensive) k-alliance free sets and defensive (offensive) k-alliance cover sets, including tight bounds on their cardinality.

  13. Vesta and Ceres as Seen by Dawn

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    Russell, C. T.; Nathues, A.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Prettyman, T. H.; Konopliv, A. S.; Park, R. S.; Jaumann, R.; McSween, H. Y., Jr.; Raymond, C. A.; Pieters, C. M.; McCord, T. B.; Marchi, S.; Schenk, P.; Buczkowski, D.

    2015-12-01

    Ceres and Vesta are the most massive bodies in the main asteroid belt. They have witnessed 4.6 Ga of solar system history. Dawn's objective is to interview these two witnesses. These bodies are relatively simple protoplanets, with a modest amount of thermal evolution and geochemical alteration. They are our best archetypes of the early building blocks of the terrestrial planets. In particular siderophile elements in the Earth's core were probably first segregated in Vesta-like bodies, and its water was likely first condensed in Ceres-like bodies. Vesta has provided copious meteorites for geochemical analysis. This knowledge was used to infer the constitution of the parent body. Dawn verified that Vesta was consistent with being that body, confirming the geochemical inferences from these samples on the formation and evolution of the solar system. Ceres has not revealed itself with a meteoritic record nor an asteroid family. While the surface is scarred with craters, it is probable that the ejecta from the crater-forming events created little competent material from the icy crust and any such ejected material that reached Earth might have disintegrated upon entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Ceres' surface differs greatly from Vesta's. Plastic or fluidized mass wasting is apparent as are many irregularly shaped craters, including many polygonal crater forms. There are many central-pit craters possibly caused by volatilization of the crust in the center of the impact. There are many central-peak craters but are these due to rebound or pingo-like formation processes? Bright spots, possibly salt deposits, dot the landscape, evidence of fluvial processes beneath the crust. Observations of the largest region of bright spots may suggest sublimation from the surface of the bright area, consistent with Herschel water vapor observations. Ceres is not only the most massive body in the asteroid belt but also possibly the most active occupant of the main belt.

  14. Geologic History of Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2014-01-01

    Some types of meteorites - most irons, stony irons, some achondrites - hail from asteroids that were heated to the point where magmatism occurred within a very few million years of the formation of the earliest solids in the solar system. The largest clan of achondrites, the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites, represent the crust of their parent asteroid]. Diogenites are cumulate harzburgites and orthopyroxenites from the lower crust whilst eucrites are basalts, diabases and cumulate gabbros from the upper crust. Howardites are impact-engendered breccias mostly of diogenites and eucrites. There remains only one large asteroid with a basaltic crust, 4 Vesta, which is thought to be the source of the HED clan. Differentiation models for Vesta are based on HED compositions. Proto-Vesta consisted of chondritic materials containing Al-26, a potent, short-lived heat source. Inferences from compositional data are that Vesta was melted to high degree (=50%) allowing homogenization of the silicate phase and separation of a metallic core. Convection of the silicate magma ocean allowed equilibrium crystallization, forming a harzburgitic mantle. After convective lockup occurred, melt collected between the mantle and the cool thermal boundary layer and underwent fractional crystallization forming an orthopyroxene-rich (diogenite) lower crust. The initial thermal boundary layer of chondritic material was replaced by a mafic upper crust through impact disruption and foundering. The mafic crust thickened over time as additional residual magma intrudes and penetrates the mafic crust forming plutons, dikes, sills and flows of cumulate and basaltic eucrite composition. This magmatic history may have taken only 2-3 Myr. This magma ocean scenario is at odds with a model of heat and magma transport that indicates that small degrees of melt would be rapidly expelled from source regions, precluding development of a magma ocean. Constraints from radiogenic Mg-26 distibutions

  15. Research on the Stability of Technology Alliance at Perspective of Social Capital%基于社会资本视角的技术联盟稳定性研究

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    陈凯; 佘广文

    2012-01-01

    从社会资本的3个维度即结构维度、关系维度、认知维度分析了不同维度的社会资本对技术联盟稳定性的影响,探讨了提高技术联盟稳定的社会资本条件.%It analyzes the influence of social capital on the the stability of technology alliance from such three dimensions: the structure of dimensions, the relationship dimension, cognitive dimension. This explores the social capital conditions of improving the stability of technology alliance.

  16. Managing ambiguity of strategic alliances – the role of negotiations

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    Luminiþa Vochiþa

    2008-01-01

    Strategic alliances have become an important part of most company's portfolios. In an era of rapid technological change, the ever rapidly changing competitive landscape, and the globalization of competition more and more companies are choosing to participate in alliances. With their competitors entering into alliances, firms are often faced with few choices other than that of forming alliances to nullify the potential advantage of their rivals. The high failure rates are mirrored in the demis...

  17. Genetic Alliance

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    ... our combination of accessible, culturally competent print and web resources, multimedia, and health information technologies empower people ... site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Home Privacy Policy Health Disclaimer

  18. Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

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    ... Your Journey with TSC: You Are Not Alone Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Overview La Esclerosis Tuberosa (Spanish Intro to ... History Database Research Resources International Scientific Advisory Board Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Support Community The information you obtain at ...

  19. The violent collisional history of asteroid 4 Vesta.

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    Marchi, S; McSween, H Y; O'Brien, D P; Schenk, P; De Sanctis, M C; Gaskell, R; Jaumann, R; Mottola, S; Preusker, F; Raymond, C A; Roatsch, T; Russell, C T

    2012-05-11

    Vesta is a large differentiated rocky body in the main asteroid belt that accreted within the first few million years after the formation of the earliest solar system solids. The Dawn spacecraft extensively imaged Vesta's surface, revealing a collision-dominated history. Results show that Vesta's cratering record has a strong north-south dichotomy. Vesta's northern heavily cratered terrains retain much of their earliest history. The southern hemisphere was reset, however, by two major collisions in more recent times. We estimate that the youngest of these impact structures, about 500 kilometers across, formed about 1 billion years ago, in agreement with estimates of Vesta asteroid family age based on dynamical and collisional constraints, supporting the notion that the Vesta asteroid family was formed during this event.

  20. Geochemical Mapping of 4 Vesta Begins

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Feldman, William C.; Forni, Olivier; Joy, Steven P.; Lawrence, David J.; LeCorre, Lucille; Mafi, Joseph N.; McCord, Thomas B.; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y.; Middlefehldt, David W.; Polanskey, Carol; Rayman, Marc; Raymond, Carol A.; Reddy, Vishnu; Reedy, Robert C.; Russell, Christopher T.; Titus, Timothy N.; Toplis, Mike J.

    2011-01-01

    By December, the NASA Dawn spacecraft will have descended to a low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO), where the Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) will acquire global mapping data for up to four months. Measurements by GRaND will help answer elusive questions about how Vesta differentiated and the nature of processes that shaped Vesta s surface. The data will be analyzed to determine the abundances of Mg, Si, Fe, K, Th, and H at a spatial resolution of roughly 300 km full-width-at-half-maximum from a 465 km radius orbit. Thermal and fast neutron counting data will be analyzed to determine the neutron macroscopic absorption cross section and average atomic mass, providing constraints on additional elements, such as Ca and Al. GRaND will quantify the elemental composition of coarse spatial units identified by Dawn s Framing Camera (FC) and the Visible & Infrared Spectrometer (VIR). In addition, GRaND will map the mixing ratio of compositional end members selected from the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites, determine the relative proportions of plagioclase and mafic minerals, and search for compositions that are absent or under-represented in the meteorite collection. While it is generally thought that Vesta s crust on a regional scale should be well-represented by linear mixing of HED whole-rock compositions, there are hints that Vesta may be more diverse than implied by this model. For example, the discovery of K-rich impact glasses in howardites suggests that K-rich rocks may be present on a portion of Vesta s surface, and the analysis of diogenites indicates considerable variability in the magmatic processes that formed them. The chemical composition of materials within Vesta s south polar structure may provide further clues to how it formed. An impact might have exposed mantle and lower crustal materials, which should have a distinctive compositional signature. We present the analysis of data acquired by GRaND from cruise through the descent to

  1. Alliance in Youth Care

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    Rothman, Linda; Rijsingen, Rinie van; Pijnenburg, Huub

    2015-01-01

    This article introduces the concept of alliance in youth care. The concept of (therapeutic) alliance originates in adult psychotherapy and related research. Alliance refers to the working relationship between youth care workers and their clients. Within this concept, personal (emotional) and task re

  2. Exploring Exogenic Sources for the Olivine on Asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Corre, Lucille Le; Reddy, Vishnu; Sanchez, Juan A.; Dunn, Tasha; Cloutis, Edward A.; Izawa, Matthew R. M.; Mann, Paul; Nathues, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    The detection of olivine on Vesta is interesting because it may provide critical insights into planetary differentiation early in our Solar System's history. Ground-based and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of asteroid (4) Vesta have suggested the presence of olivine on the surface. These observations were reinforced by the discovery of olivine-rich HED meteorites from Vesta in recent years. However, analysis of data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft has shown that this olivine-bearing un...

  3. Vestas 2001-2004 - en årasaganalyse

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    2006-01-01

    Projektet omhandler en intern og en ekstern analyse af Vestas Windsystems A/S, med henblik på at finde årsager til deres dårlige økonomiske resultat. Projektet er tværfagligt og indeholder fagdisciplinerne økonomi og sociologi, herunder organisation. Vi har i vores projekt valgt at lave en analyse af Vestas organisationsstruktur/kultur, for at analysere dennes påvirkning på Vestas, efterfølgende lavede vi en regnskabsanalyse, for at belyse hvor Vestas klare sig økonomisk dårligt. Vi fortager ...

  4. Vesta Evolution from Surface Mineralogy: Mafic and Ultramafic Mineral Distribution

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    DeSanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Palomba, E.; Longobardo, A.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; McSween, H. Y; Marchi, S.; Capria, M. T.; Capaccioni, F.; Frigeri, A.; Pieters, C. M.; Ruesch, O.; Tosi, F.; Zambon, F.; Hiesinger, H.; Magni, G.; McFadden, L. A.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.; Sunshine, J. M.

    2014-01-01

    Vesta is the only intact, differentiated, rocky protoplanet and it is the parent body of HED meterorites. Howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites represent regolith, basaltic-crust, lower-crust and possibly ultramafic-mantle samples of asteroid Vesta. Only a few of these meteorites, the orthopyroxene-rich diogenites, contain olivine, a mineral that is a major component of the mantles of differentiated bodies, including Vesta. The HED parent body experienced complex igneous processes that are not yet fully understood and olivine and diogenite distribution is a key measurement to understand Vesta evolution. Here we report on the distribution of olivine and its constraints on vestan evolution models.

  5. Secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta

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    Tsirvoulis, Georgios

    2016-01-01

    In this work we explore dynamical perturbations induced by the massive asteroids Ceres and Vesta on main-belt asteroids through secular resonances. First we determine the location of the linear secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta in the main belt, using a purely numerical technique. Then we use a set of numerical simulations of fictitious asteroids to investigate the importance of these secular resonances in the orbital evolution of main-belt asteroids. We found, evaluating the magnitude of the perturbations in the proper elements of the test particles, that in some cases the strength of these secular resonances is comparable to that of known non-linear secular resonances with the giant planets. Finally we explore the asteroid families that are crossed by the secular resonances we studied, and identified several cases where the latter seem to play an important role in their post-impact evolution.

  6. Dawn Maps the Surface Composition of Vesta

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    Prettyman, T.; Palmer, E.; Reedy, R.; Sykes, M.; Yingst, R.; McSween, H.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Capaccinoni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Filacchione, G.; Magni, G.; Ammannito, E.; Carraro, F.; Coradini, A.; Fonte, S.; Noschese, R.; Tosi, F.; Blewett, D.; Denevi, B.; Lawrence, D.; Buratti, B.; Raymond, C. A.; Combe, J. P.; McCord, T.; Forni, O.

    2011-01-01

    By 7-October-2011, the Dawn mission will have completed Survey orbit and commenced high altitude mapping of 4-Vesta. We present a preliminary analysis of data acquired by Dawn's Framing Camera (FC) and the Visual and InfraRed Spectrometer (VIR) to map mineralogy and surface temperature, and to detect and quantify surficial OH. The radiometric calibration of VIR and FC is described. Background counting data acquired by GRaND are used to determine elemental detection limits from measurements at low altitude, which will commence in November. Geochemical models used in the interpretation of the data are described. Thermal properties, mineral-, and geochemical-data are combined to provide constraints on Vesta s formation and thermal evolution, the delivery of exogenic materials, space weathering processes, and the origin of the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites.

  7. Contractual Alliance Governance: Impact of Different Contract Functions on Alliance Performance

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    Faems, D.L.M.; Alberink, Rutger; Groen, Arend J.; Klein Woolthuis, Rosalinde

    2010-01-01

    Recent research on alliance governance has emphasized that contracts can have both a control and coordination function. In this paper, we test the impact of these different contract functions on alliance performance. Conducting structural equation analyses on a sample of 270 Dutch technology

  8. Olivine on Vesta as exogenous contaminants brought by impacts: Constraints from modeling Vesta's collisional history and from impact simulations

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    Turrini, D.; Svetsov, V.; Consolmagno, G.; Sirono, S.; S. Pirani

    2016-01-01

    The survival of asteroid Vesta during the violent early history of the Solar System is a pivotal constraint on theories of planetary formation. Particularly important from this perspective is the amount of olivine excavated from the vestan mantle by impacts, as this constrains both the interior structure of Vesta and the number of major impacts the asteroid suffered during its life. The NASA Dawn mission revealed that olivine is present on Vesta's surface in limited quantities, concentrated i...

  9. Benefiting from alliance portfolio diversity : The role of past internal knowledge creation strategy

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    Wuyts, S.H.K.; Dutta, S.

    2014-01-01

    The perspective in alliance research has shifted from the individual dyad to alliance portfolios; a key descriptor of a firm’s alliance portfolio is diversity. Focusing on firms that are confronted with emerging technological fields, the authors examine the consequences of their alliance portfolio’s

  10. The Research Data Alliance

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    Fontaine, K. S.

    2015-12-01

    The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization created in 2012 to provide researchers with a forum for identifying and removing barriers to data sharing. Since then, RDA has gained over 3000 individual members, over three dozen organizational members, 47 Interest Groups, and 17 Working Groups, all focused on research data sharing. Interoperability is one instantiation of data sharing, but is not the only barrier to overcome. Technology limitations, discipline-specific cultures that do not support sharing, lack of best-practices, or lack of good definitions, are only three of a long list of situations preventing researchers from sharing their data. This presentation will cover how RDA has grown, some details on how the first eight solutions contribute to interoperability and sharing, and a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline.

  11. The geologic mapping of asteroid Vesta

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    Williams, D.; Yingst, A.; Garry, B.

    2014-07-01

    As part of NASA's Dawn mission [1,2] we conducted a geologic mapping campaign to provide a systematic, cartography-based initial characterization of the global and regional geology of asteroid Vesta. The goal of geological maps is to place observations of surface features into their stratigraphic context to develop a geologic history of the evolution of planetary surfaces. Geologic mapping reduces the complexity of heterogeneous planetary surfaces into comprehensible portions, defining and characterizing discrete material units based upon physical attributes related to the geologic processes that produced them, and enabling identification of the relative roles of various processes (impact cratering, tectonism, volcanism, erosion and deposition) in shaping planetary surfaces [3,4]. The Dawn Science Team produced cartographic products of Vesta from the Framing Camera images, including global mosaics as well as 15 regional quadrangles [5], which served as bases for the mapping. We oversaw the geologic mapping campaign during the Nominal Mission, including production of a global geologic map at scale 1:500,000 using images from the High Altitude Mapping Orbit [6] and 15 quadrangle geologic maps at scale 1:250,000 using images from the Low Altitude Mapping Orbit [7]. The goal was to support the Dawn Team by providing geologic and stratigraphic context of surface features and supporting the analysis of data from the Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR) and the Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND). Mapping was done using ArcGIS™ software, in which quadrangle mapping built on interpretations derived from the global geologic map but were updated and modified to take advantage of the highest spatial resolution data. Despite challenges (e.g., Vesta's highly sloped surface [8] deforms impact craters and produces mass movements that buries contacts), we were successfully able to map the whole surface of Vesta and identify a geologic history as represented in our maps and

  12. Global View of the Bright Material on Vesta

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    Zambon, F.; DeSanctis, C.; Schroeder, S.; Tosi, F.; Li, J.-Y.; Longobardo, A.; Ammannito, E.; Blewett, D. T.; Palomba, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Frigeri, A.; Capria, M. T.; Fonte, S.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Nathues, A.; Pieters, C.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2014-01-01

    At 525 km in mean diameter, Vesta is the second-most massive and one of the brightest asteroids of the main-belt. Here we give a global view of the bright material (BM) units on Vesta. We classified the BMs according to the normal visual albedo. The global albedo map of Vesta allows to be divided the surface into three principal types of terrains: bright regions, dark regions and intermediate regions. The distribution of bright regions is not uniform. The mid-southern latitudes contain the most bright areas, while the northern hemisphere is poor in bright regions. The analysis of the spectral parameters and the normal visual albedo show a dependence between albedo and the strength (depth) of ferrous iron absorption bands, strong bands correspond with high albedo units. Vesta's average albedo is 0.38, but there are bright material whose albedo can exceed 0.50. Only the E-Type asteroids have albedos comparable to those of the BMs on Vesta. The Dawn mission observed a large fraction of Vesta's surface at high spatial resolution, allowing a detailed study of the morphology and mineralogy of it. In particular, reflectance spectra provided by the Visible and InfraRed spectrometer (VIR), confirmed that Vesta's mineralogy is dominated by pyroxenes. All Vesta spectra show two strong absorption bands at approx 0.9 and 1.9 micron, typical of the pyroxenes and associated with the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites.

  13. Developing Alliance Capabilities

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    Heimeriks, Koen H.; Duysters, Geert; Vanhaverbeke, Wim

    capability. However, empirical testing in this field is scarce and little is known as to what extent different learning mechanisms are indeed useful in advancing a firm's alliance capability. This paper analyzes to what extent intra-firm learning mechanisms help firms develop their alliance capability......This paper assesses the differential performance effects of learning mechanisms on the development of alliance capabilities. Prior research has suggested that different capability levels could be identified in which specific intra-firm learning mechanisms are used to enhance a firm's alliance....... Differential learning may explain in what way firms yield superior returns from their alliances in comparison to competitors. The empirical results show that different learning mechanisms have different performance effects at different stages of the alliance capability development process. The main lesson from...

  14. Alliance capability as a mediator between experience and alliance performance

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    Heimeriks, Koen; Duysters, Geert

    This study centers around the way in which firms can enhance alliance performance through the development of alliance capabilities. Whereas most research has focused on inter-firm antecedents of alliance performance, research on intra-firm antecedents pointing to prior experience and internal mec...... blocks underlying the process of alliance capability development.Key words: alliances, learning, knowledge transfer, alliance experience.JEL classification: L14...... mechanisms to foster knowledge transfer has only recently emerged. As little is known about how firms develop alliance capabilities, this study aims to uncover how differences in sources of alliance capability development explain performance heterogeneity. The data come from a detailed survey held among...

  15. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2001 NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE HELD AT BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, UPTON, N.Y., APRIL 30 - MAY 1, 2001.

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    MCDONALD, R.J.

    2001-04-30

    BNL is proud to acknowledge all of our 2001 sponsors, with their help and support this has correctly become an oilheat industry conference. It is quite gratifying to see an industry come together to help support an activity like the technology conference, for the benefit of the industry as a whole and to celebrate the beginning of the National Oilheat Research Alliance. This meeting is the fourteenth oil heat industry technology conference to be held since 1984 and the first under a new name, NORA, the National Oilheat research Alliance, and the very first in the new century. The conference is a very important part of the effort in technology transfer, which is supported by the Oilheat Research Program. The Oilheat Research Program at BNL is under the newly assigned program management at the Office of Power Technology within the US DOE. The foremost reason for the conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and perspectives among international researchers, engineers, manufacturers, service technicians, and marketers of oil-fired space-conditioning equipment. The conference provides a conduit by which information and ideas can be exchanged to examine present technologies, as well as helping to develop the future course for oil heating advancement. These conferences also serve as a stage for unifying government representatives, researchers, fuel oil marketers, and other members of the oil-heat industry in addressing technology advancements in this important energy use sector. The specific objectives of the conference are to: (1) Identify and evaluate the current state-of-the-art and recommend new initiatives for higher efficiency, a cleaner environment, and to satisfy consumer needs cost-effectively, reliably, and safely; (2) Foster cooperative interactions among federal and industrial representatives for the common goal of sustained economic growth and energy security via energy conservation. Seventeen technical presentations will be made

  16. Trust in Strategic Alliances

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    Nielsen, Bo

    2011-01-01

    This article examines the dynamic and multi-dimensional nature of trust in strategic alliances. Adopting a co-evolutionary approach, I developed a framework to show how trust, conceptualised in different forms, plays distinct roles at various evolutionary stages of the alliance relationship...

  17. Does Vesta Have Moons?: Dawn's Search for Satellites

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    McFadden, L. A.; Sykes, M. V.; Tricarico, P.; Carsenty, U.; Gutierrez-Marques, P.; Jacobson, R. A.; Joy, S.; Keller, H. U.; Li, J.-Y.; McLean, B.; Memarsadeghi, N.; Mottola, S.; Mutchler, M.; Nathues, A.; OBrien, D.; Palmer, E.; Polanskey, C.; Sierks, H.; Rayman, M. D.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.; Schroeder, S.; Skillman, D.; Weinstein-Weiss, S.

    2011-01-01

    Upon approach to asteroid 4 Vesta, the Dawn mission included a dedicated satellite search observation of the operational sphere of the spacecraft around Vesta. Discovery of moons of Vesta would constrain theories of satellite f()rmation. The sequence using the framing camera and clear filter includes three mosaics of six stations acquired on July 9-10. 2011. Each station consists of four sets with three different exposures, 1.5,20 and 270 s. We also processed and scanned the optical navigation sequences until Vesta filled the field of view. Analysis of images involves looking for moving objects in the mosaics and identifying catalogued stars, subtracting them from the image and examining residual objects for evidence of bodies in orbit around Vesta. Celestial coordinates were determined using Astrometry.net, an astrometry calibration service (http://astrometry.net/use.html). We processed the images by subtracting dark and bias fields and dividing by a Hatfield. Images were further filtered subtracting a box car filter (9x9 average) to remove effects of scattered light from Vesta itself. Images were scanned by eye for evidence of motion in directions different from the background stars. All objects were compared with Hubble Space Telescope's Guide Star Catalogue and US Naval Observatory's UCAC3 catalog. We report findings from these observations and analysis, including limits of magnitude, size and motion of objects in orbit around Vesta. We gratefully acknowledge modifications made to Astrometrica http://www.astrometrica.at/ for purposes of this effort.

  18. 产业技术创新战略联盟的性质、分类与政府支持%Study on the Nature, Classification and Government Support for Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    邸晓燕; 张赤东

    2011-01-01

    Industrial technology innovation strategy alliance is one of cooperation organization patterns of R&D.They are important to the industry development, which carrying out cooperative R&D obtain industrial generic technology, and diffuse it in the league and the whole industry.Finally it realizes the competitiveness of the industry of ascension.Government support to strategic alliance for industrial technology innovation is indispensible because of complexity and nature of quasi-public goods of the industrial generic technologies and of distresses suffered by the alliance in cooperative innovation.The article classifies the alliances into eight groups according to three dimensions with differences in the features of alliance s internal members.It also suggests that government should provide different supports to different types of alliances.%产业技术创新战略联盟是合作研发的组织模式之一,承载着产业发展的目标,通过合作研发取得产业共性技术,并在联盟和全行业中扩散,最终实现产业竞争力的提升.产业共性技术的复杂性和准公共品性质、联盟合作创新的困境,决定了政府支持产业技术创新战略联盟的必要性.产业技术创新战略联盟有多种类型,政府应针对不同类型的联盟提供不同的支持.在明确产业技术创新战略联盟的内涵及性质的基础上,按照3个维度对其进行了分类,并借鉴国外经验给出了当前我国政府提供政策支持的建议.

  19. The Cognition and Neuroergonomics (CaN) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA): Scientific Vision, Approach, and Translational Paths

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    2012-09-01

    systems incorporating dry sensor technology and small, lightweight, wearable data acquisition circuits now feasible and available for current...observe and record a variety of levels ( physiological , physical, and environmental) of neurobehavioral data regarding operator and environmental state...system could function based, in part, on the neurocognitive data that it received from monitors of Soldier physiology and behavior. This

  20. Research on the Barriers to Knowledge Transfer of Industry Technology Innovation Strategy Alliance and Its Countermeasures%产业技术创新战略联盟知识转移障碍及对策研究

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    曾德明; 黄玉勇; 禹献云

    2012-01-01

    有效的知识转移是提升产业技术创新战略联盟创新能力的关键。基于情境理论提出产业技术创新战略联盟知识转移情境的5个维度,即知识基础、组织结构、信任程度、文化距离与收益分配,并在此基础上剖析产业技术创新战略联盟知识转移障碍,针对产业技术创新战略联盟知识转移障碍提出相应的对策。%Effective knowledge transfer is the key to improving the innovation capability of the industry technology innovation strategy alliance.Based on the theory of context,this article proposes 5 dimensions of knowledge transfer context of the industry technology innovation strategy alliance such as knowledge foundation,organizational structure,trust degree,cultural distance and income distribution,and based on this,the article analyzes the barriers to knowledge transfer of the industry technology innovation strategy alliance.The article then puts forward some corresponding countermeasures.

  1. Alliance in individual psychotherapy.

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    Horvath, Adam O; Del Re, A C; Flückiger, Christoph; Symonds, Dianne

    2011-03-01

    This article reports on a research synthesis of the relation between alliance and the outcomes of individual psychotherapy. Included were over 200 research reports based on 190 independent data sources, covering more than 14,000 treatments. Research involving 5 or more adult participants receiving genuine (as opposed to analogue) treatments, where the author(s) referred to one of the independent variables as "alliance," "therapeutic alliance," "helping alliance," or "working alliance" were the inclusion criteria. All analyses were done using the assumptions of a random model. The overall aggregate relation between the alliance and treatment outcome (adjusted for sample size and non independence of outcome measures) was r = .275 (k = 190); the 95% confidence interval for this value was .25-.30. The statistical probability associated with the aggregated relation between alliance and outcome is p < .0001. The data collected for this meta-analysis were quite variable (heterogeneous). Potential variables such as assessment perspectives (client, therapist, observer), publication source, types of assessment methods and time of assessment were explored.

  2. Experimental Constraints on a Vesta Magma Ocean

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    Hoff, C.; Jones, J. H.; Le, L.

    2014-01-01

    A magma ocean model was devised to relate eucrites (basalts) and diogenites (orthopyroxenites), which are found mixed together as clasts in a suite of polymict breccias known as howardites. The intimate association of eucritic and diogenitic clasts in howardites argues strongly that these three classes of achondritic meteorites all originated from the same planetoid. Reflectance spectral evidence (including that from the DAWN mission) has long suggested that Vesta is indeed the Eucrite Parent Body. Specifically, the magma ocean model was generated as follows: (i) the bulk Vesta composition was taken to be 0.3 CV chondrite + 0.7 L chondrite but using only 10% of the Na2O from this mixture; (ii) this composition is allowed to crystallize at 500 bar until approx. 80% of the system is solid olivine + low-Ca pyroxene; (iii) the remaining 20% liquid crystallizes at one bar from 1250C to 1110C, a temperature slightly above the eucrite solidus. All crystallization calculations were performed using MELTS. In this model, diogenites are produced by cocrystallization of olivine and pyroxene in the >1250C temperature regime, with Main Group eucrite liquids being generated in the 1300-1250C temperature interval. Low-Ca pyroxene reappears at 1210C in the one-bar calculations and fractionates the residual liquid to produce evolved eucrite compositions (Stannern Trend). We have attempted to experimentally reproduce the Vesta magma ocean. In the MELTS calculation, the change from 500 bar to one bar results in a shift of the olivine:low-Ca pyroxene boundary so that the 1250C liquid is now in the olivine field and, consequently, olivine should be the first-crystallizing phase, followed by low-Ca pyroxene at 1210C, and plagioclase at 1170C. Because at one bar the olivine:low-Ca pyroxene boundary is a peritectic, fractional crystallization of the 1210C liquid proceeds with only pyroxene crystallization until plagioclase appears. Thus, the predictions of the MELTS calculation are clear

  3. Speeding Up the 3D Surface Generator VESTA

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    Schlei, B R

    2010-01-01

    The very recent volume-enclosing surface extraction algorithm, VESTA, is revisited. VESTA is used to determine implicit surfaces that are potentially contained in 3D data sets, such as 3D image data and/or 3D simulation data. VESTA surfaces are non-degenerate, i.e., they always enclose a volume that is larger than zero and they never self-intersect, prior to a further processing, e.g., towards isosurfaces. In addition to its ability to deal with local cell ambiguities consistently - and thereby avoiding the accidental generation of holes in the final surfaces - the information of the interior and/or exterior of enclosed 3D volumes is propagated correctly to each of the final surface tiles. Particular emphasis is put here on the speed up of the original formulation of VESTA, while applying the algorithm to 2x2x2 voxel neighborhoods.

  4. Mass Movement on Vesta at Steep Scarps and Crater Rims

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    Krohn, K.; Jaumann, R.; Otto, K.; Hoogenboom, T.; Wagner, R.; Buczkowski, D. L.; Garry, B.; Williams, D. A.; Yingst, R. A.; Scully, J.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Kneissl, T.; Schmedemann, N.; Kersten, E.; Stephan, K.; Matz, K.-D.; Pieters, C. M.; Preusker, F.; Roatsch, T.; Schenk, P.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2014-01-01

    The Quadrangles Av-11 and Av-12 on Vesta are located at the northern rim of the giant Rheasilvia south polar impact basin. The primary geologic units in Av-11 and Av-12 include material from the Rheasilvia impact basin formation, smooth material and different types of impact crater structures (such as bimodal craters, dark and bright crater ray material and dark ejecta material). Av-11 and Av-12 exhibit almost the full range of mass wasting features observed on Vesta, such as slump blocks, spur-and-gully morphologies and landslides within craters. Processes of collapse, slope instability and seismically triggered events force material to slump down crater walls or scarps and produce landslides or rotational slump blocks. The spur-and-gully morphology that is known to form on Mars is also observed on Vesta; however, on Vesta this morphology formed under dry conditions.

  5. Alliances in "The Hunger Games"

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    Painter, Judith

    2012-01-01

    This lesson plan is based on "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Characters in "The Hunger Games" form alliances both inside and outside the arena. Katniss and Gale form alliances within District 12. Katniss, Peeta, and the other tributes form alliances for a variety of reasons during the Games. An alliance means that "someone's got your back"…

  6. Search for olivine spectral signatures on the surface of Vesta

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    Palomba, E.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Farina, M.; Frigeri, A.; Longobardo, A.; Tosi, F.; Zambon, F.; McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Sunshine, J.; McCord, T. B.

    2012-04-01

    The occurrence of olivines on Vesta were first postulated from traditional petrogenetic models which suggest the formation of olivine as lower crustal cumulates. An indirect confirmation is given by their presence as a minor component in some samples of diogenite meteorites, the harzburgitic diogenites and the dunitic diogenites, and as olivine mineral clasts in howardites. Another indication for this mineral was given by interpretations of ground-based and Hubble Space Telescope observations that suggested the presence of local olivine-bearing units on the surface of Vesta. The VIR instrument onboard the DAWN mission has been mapping Vesta since July 2011. VIR acquired hyperspectral images of Vesta's surface in the wavelength range from 0.25 to 5.1 µm during Approach, Survey and High Altitude Mapping (HAMO) orbits that allowed a 2/3 of the entire asteroid surface to be mapped. The VIR operative spectral interval, resolution and coverage is suitable for the detection and mapping of any olivine rich regions that may occur on the Vesta surface. The abundance of olivine in diogenites is typically lower than 10% but some samples richer in olivine are known. However, we do not expect to have extensive exposures of olivine-rich material on Vesta. Moreover, the partial overlap of olivine and pyroxene spectral signatures will make olivine difficult to detect. Different spectral parameters have been used to map olivine on extraterrestrial bodies, and here we discuss the different approaches used, and develop new ones specifically for Vesta. Our new methods are based on combinations of the spectral parameters relative to the 1 and 2 micron bands (the most prominent spectral features of Vesta surface in the visible and the infrared), such as band center locations, band depths, band areas, band area ratios. Before the direct application to the VIR data, the efficiency of each approach is evaluated by means of analysis of laboratory spectra of HED meteorites, pyroxenes

  7. Search for Olivine Spectral Signatures on the Surface of Vesta

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    Palomba, E.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Farina, M.; Frigeri, A.; Longobardo, A.; Tosi, F.; Zambon, F.; McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Sunshine, J.; McCord, T. B.

    2012-01-01

    The occurrence of olivines on Vesta were first postulated from traditional petrogenetic models which suggest the formation of olivine as lower crustal cumulates. An indirect confirmation is given by their presence as a minor component in some samples of diogenite meteorites, the harzburgitic diogenites and the dunitic diogenites, and as olivine mineral clasts in howardites. Another indication for this mineral was given by interpretations of groundbased and Hubble Space Telescope observations that suggested the presence of local olivine-bearing units on the surface of Vesta. The VIR instrument onboard the DAWN mission has been mapping Vesta since July 2011. VIR acquired hyperspectral images of Vesta s surface in the wavelength range from 0.25 to 5.1 m during Approach, Survey and High Altitude Mapping (HAMO) orbits that allowed a 2/3 of the entire asteroid surface to be mapped. The VIR operative spectral interval, resolution and coverage is suitable for the detection and mapping of any olivine rich regions that may occur on the Vesta surface. The abundance of olivine in diogenites is typically lower than 10% but some samples richer in olivine are known. However, we do not expect to have extensive exposures of olivine-rich material on Vesta. Moreover, the partial overlap of olivine and pyroxene spectral signatures will make olivine difficult to detect. Different spectral parameters have been used to map olivine on extraterrestrial bodies, and here we discuss the different approaches used, and develop new ones specifically for Vesta. Our new methods are based on combinations of the spectral parameters relative to the 1 and 2 micron bands (the most prominent spectral features of Vesta surface in the visible and the infrared), such as band center locations, band depths, band areas, band area ratios. Before the direct application to the VIR data, the efficiency of each approach is evaluated by means of analysis of laboratory spectra of HED meteorites, pyroxenes, olivines

  8. Vesta in the Light of Dawn, But Without HEDS?

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    McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.

    2014-01-01

    The derivation of HEDs from Vesta is strongly supported by Dawn data [1], and these meterorites have made interpretations of Dawn spectra much more rigorous. Compared to the Moon, where samples became available after geologic mapping, the exploration of Vesta has been backwards. But what if HEDs had not been available or identified as vestan samples? What petrologic and geochemical predictions would have been possible using Dawn data, without the benefit of HEDs?

  9. Family Caregiver Alliance

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    ... on your schedule. Look for our launch soon! FAMILY CARE NAVIGATOR ─ Click on Your State AL AK ... County Smart Patients Caregivers Community In partnership with Family Caregiver Alliance Learn more Caregiver Research Veterans suffer ...

  10. First disk-resolved spectroscopy of (4) Vesta

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    Carry, Benoît; Dumas, Christophe; Fulchignoni, Marcello; 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.07.047

    2009-01-01

    Vesta, the second largest Main Belt asteroid, will be the first to be explored in 2011 by NASA's Dawn mission. It is a dry, likely differentiated body with spectrum suggesting that is has been resurfaced by basaltic lava flows, not too different from the lunar maria. Here we present the first disk-resolved spectroscopic observations of an asteroid from the ground. We observed (4) Vesta with the ESO-VLT adaptive optics equipped integral-field near-infrared spectrograph SINFONI, as part of its science verification campaign. The highest spatial resolution of ~90 km on Vesta's surface was obtained during excellent seeing conditions (0.5") in October 2004. We observe spectral variations across Vesta's surface that can be interpreted as variations of either the pyroxene composition, or the effect of surface aging. We compare Vesta's 2 micron absorption band to that of howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites that are thought to originate from Vesta, and establish particular links between specific regions and HE...

  11. Nature of the "Orange" Material on Vesta From Dawn

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    LeCorre, L.; Reddy, V.; Schmedemann, N.; Becker, K. J.; OBrien, D. P.; Yamashita, N.; Peplowski, P. N.; Prettyman, T. H.; Li, J.-Y.; Coultis, E. A.; hide

    2014-01-01

    From ground-based observations of Vesta, it is well-known that the vestan surface has a large variation in albedo. Analysis of images acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope allowed production of the first color maps of Vesta and showed a diverse surface in terms of reflectance. Thanks to images collected by the Dawn spacecraft at Vesta, it became obvious that these specific units observed previously can be linked to geological features. The presence of the darkest material mostly around impact craters and scattered in the Western hemisphere has been associated with carbonaceous chondrite contamination [4]; whereas the brightest materials are believed to result from exposure of unaltered material from the subsurface of Vesta (in fresh looking impact crater rims and in Rheasilvia's ejecta and rim remants). Here we focus on a distinct material characterized by a steep slope in the near-IR relative to all other kinds of materials found on Vesta. It was first detected when combining Dawn Framing Camera (FC) color images in Clementine false-color composites [5] during the Approach phase of the mission (100000 to 5200 km from Vesta). We investigate the mineralogical and elemental composition of this material and its relationship with the HEDs (Howardite-Eucrite- Diogenite group of meteorites).

  12. Olivine on Vesta as exogenous contaminants brought by impacts: Constraints from modeling Vesta's collisional history and from impact simulations

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    Turrini, D; Consolmagno, G; Sirono, S; Pirani, S

    2016-01-01

    The survival of asteroid Vesta during the violent early history of the Solar System is a pivotal constraint on theories of planetary formation. Particularly important from this perspective is the amount of olivine excavated from the vestan mantle by impacts, as this constrains both the interior structure of Vesta and the number of major impacts the asteroid suffered during its life. The NASA Dawn mission revealed that olivine is present on Vesta's surface in limited quantities, concentrated in small patches at a handful of sites and interpreted as the result of the excavation of endogenous olivine. Later works raised the possibility that the olivine had an exogenous origin, based on the geologic and spectral features of the deposits. In this work we quantitatively explore the proposed scenario of a exogenous origin for the detected olivine to investigate whether its presence on Vesta can be explained as a natural outcome of the collisional history of the asteroid. We took advantage of the impact contamination...

  13. 基于RFID技术的逆向物流联盟发展研究%Research of Reverse logistics Alliance Development Based on RFID Technology

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    吴媛婷

    2015-01-01

    逆向物流具有特殊性和复杂性,发展好逆向物流可以带来经济效益、社会效益和环境效益的共同增加。目前,我国逆向物流发展缓慢,缺乏高效的信息处理手段及合适的发展模式。文中研究RFID技术在逆向物流中的应用及逆向物流联盟发展模式的建立,以实现逆向物流信息化,促进逆向物流可持续发展。最后,以厦门市再生资源回收体系建设为例论证文中提出的逆向物流联盟发展模式。%Reverse logistics is particular and complex,develop reverse logistics will increase economic benefits,social benefits and environmental benefits.At present,the development of reverse logistics in our country is slow,it lacks of efficient means of information processing and suitable development mode.This paper studies the RFID technology application in the reverse logistics and the establishment of development model of reverse logistics alliance,so as to realize the information system of reverse logistics and to promote the sustainable development of reverse logistics.

  14. Transferencia Tecnológica, de Conocimientos y Aprendizaje en las Alianzas Interorganizativas (Technology, Knowledge and Learning Transfer in Inter-organizational Alliances

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    Dinaidys Gómez-Selemeneva

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen A finales del siglo XX despuntan nuevos paradigmas en las relaciones interorganizativas, tomado mayor auge las alianzas estratégicas y en especial las joint ventures y los acuerdos de cooperación. A través de estas formas de gestión, las partes implicadas (partners tienen la posibilidad de acceder a los recursos y capacidades del socio y de esta forma, en ocasiones, acceder a su tecnología, Know how, imagen de marca y, por supuesto, formas de financiamiento del negocio menos arriesgadas. Sin embargo, en ocasiones se observan comportamientos disímiles en lo que se refiere a los resultados finales y por tanto incumplimiento de los objetivos pactados o insatisfacciones. Es por ello que el trabajo que se presenta aquí aborda esta temática sobre la base de un estudio de gestores del sector hotelero en la Isla de Cuba, sus percepciones y criterios al respecto. Abstract In the late 20th century new paradigms in inter-organizational relationships emerge in the shape of strategic alliances and joint ventures, and especially cooperative agreements. Through these forms of management, stakeholders (partners have the ability to have access to the resources and capabilities of the partner and thus, sometimes, access their technology, their Know-how, brand image, and, of course, less risky forms of financing their business. However, sometimes, different behaviors with respect to the final results and, therefore, non-compliance with the agreed objectives or dissatisfaction are observed. This study deals with this issue, based on a study of hotel managers in Cuba, with special interest in their perceptions and judgments on this topic.

  15. Strategic Alliances in Education: The Knowledge Engineering Web

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    Westera, Wim; van den Herik, Jaap; van de Vrie, Evert

    2004-01-01

    The field of higher education shows a jumble of alliances between fellow institutes. The alliances are strategic in kind and serve an economy-of-scales concept. A large scale is a prerequisite for allocating the budgets for new educational methods and technologies in order to keep the educational services up-to-date. All too often, however,…

  16. Strategic alliance in technological development and innovation: Performance evaluation of co-creation between companies and their supply chain

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    Luiz Otavio Monteiro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The Brazilian oil and gas market presents a perspective of growth in the next decades. Considering this scenario, the increasing number of participants in this supply chain is foreseen to supply the demand of goods and services, especially in the technological development area. The paper intends to evaluate the collaborative development capacity and respective measurements of performance on these partnerships established between customer and suppliers, through qualitative research with a sample of Brazilian oil and gas market representative. Design/methodology/approach: This paper intends to verify if the co-creation performance is measured after an implementation, specific in a restricted industry. The methodology consists in a bibliographical research to support the study, and it also had a questionnaire sent to Brazilian companies that take part of the oil and natural gas industry supply chain, to analyze if the results of co-creation activities are measured by this group of companies, to verify its attractiveness to develop the co-creation usage or change the type of partnership with the market. Findings and Originality/value: The misunderstanding of co-creation and technical partnership was noticed. The usage of teams working together from two or more organizations cannot be considered as a co-creation, because the relationship and obligations are different between these two ways of workgroup. But the companies of oil and gas industry, when questioned, were able to distinguish it, avoiding risks of incorrect results motivated by wrong interpretation of the paper content. Research limitations/implications: As related in the paper, eight companies were invited to take part on the questionnaire about co-creation, but only 50% answered it. The research should have a better result of this subject if it had been developed with more answers of Brazilian oil and gas industry companies. Originality/value: Even this kind of partnership is

  17. 产业技术创新联盟中的知识产权文化建设%Intellectual Property Cultural Construction in the Industrial Technology Innovation Alliance

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    姜国峰

    2012-01-01

    The cultural construction of intellectual property is conducive for alliance to form a good atmosphere of respecting others' intellectual products, enhance the profitability and core competitiveness of the alliance and industry, and maintain the stability of the alliance with core technology. In recent years, however, the cultural construction of intellectual property in ChinaS industrial technology innovation alliance has always been unsatisfactory. There are many factors to cause the condition, such as the lack of intellectual property strategy awareness, not enough respecting intellectual property, and the differences in awareness of intellectual property subjects. We need to begin with cultivating concept and forming cultural atmosphere, form diversified, multi - channel and high - efficiency input system in favor of the cultivating advantage in the proprietary intellectual property, and realize the resonance between richness in the connotations of intellectual property culture and the stability of the industrial technology innovation alliance.%知识产权文化建设有利于联盟形成尊重他人智力成果的良好氛围,提升联盟行业获利能力和核心竞争力,维持拥有核心技术的联盟的稳定.但近年来,我国产业技术创新联盟中的知识产权文化建设始终不理想.这与知识产权战略意识欠缺、知识产权尊重意识不够、知识产权主体意识存在分歧等因素影响有关.需要从培养观念、形成文化氛围入手,以形成有利于自主知识产权优势培育的多元化、多渠道、高效率的投入体系,实现产业技术创新联盟的稳定与知识产权文化内涵丰富的共振.

  18. Project Vesta: A Laboratory Exercise on the Measurement of Celestial Coordinates

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    Laird, David E.

    1974-01-01

    Described is an activity that was developed to measure celestial coordinates. Pictures were taken of the asteroid Vesta, coordinates for reference stars determined, and then celestial coordinates of Vesta were determined with assistance of a computer. (RH)

  19. 技术创新联盟知识转移决策的主从博弈分析%Analysis on knowledge transfer decisions in technology innovation alliance based on leader- followers games

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    蒋樟生; 胡珑瑛

    2011-01-01

    The leader - followers game model of knowledge transfer decisions in the technology innovation alliance is established to analyze the influences of knowledge transfer decisions between the chief and partners on the alliance cooperation innovation.The results show that the precondition of the existence and development of the alliance is that the knowledge marginal revenues of the chief firm are large enough. Partners transfer their knowledge capital according to the proportion structure of their own marginal revenues. There is a positive correlation between the knowledge transfer decision of the chief finn and its own marginal revenue, and there is a negative correlation between the knowledge transfer decision of the chief finn and the sum of partners' marginal revenues, which may provide some theoretical supports for the selections of optimal dynamic competitive and cooperative relationship and managerial flexibility among alliance members.%通过分析盟主企业和合作伙伴的知识转移决策对联盟合作创新的影响,建立技术创新联盟知识转移决策的主从博弈模型,指出联盟存在和发展的前提条件是盟主企业的知识边际收益足够大,合作伙伴按照各自知识边际收益的比例结构转移其知识资本,盟主企业的知识转移决策与其自身的知识边际收益正相关,与合作伙伴知识边际收益之和负相关,为联盟成员确定最佳动态竞争合作关系以及灵活机动的管理方式提供决策支持.

  20. For a Few Howardites More: Grand Maps the Elemental Composition of Vesta

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    Prettman, T.; Reedy, R. C.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Yamashita, N.; Lawrence, D. J.; Beck, A. W.; Feldman. W. C.; McCoy, T. J.; McSween, H. Y.; Toplis, M. J.; Forni, O.; Mizzon, H.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.; Polanskey, C. A.; Joy, S. P.; Mafi, J.

    2012-01-01

    Dawn?s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) successfully completed Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) at Vesta. Over four months were spent acquiring data in a 460-km radius orbit around Vesta (265-km mean radius). In LAMO, strong signatures from Vesta were observed for gamma rays and neutrons. We present preliminary abundances, detection limits, and global maps of the elemental composition of Vesta.

  1. Angular Diameter of the Asteroids Vesta and Pallas Determined from Speckle Observations

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    1978-05-24

    Arizona 85721 19. IKY WORDS (Continue en reverse eid* 1 necessry’ and Identify by block number)I... Speckle interferometry Asteroids Vesta Pallas 20...applied to Vesta and Pallas, yielding diameters of 550±23 and 873*55 kin, respectivell The improved Vesta speckle diameter is in excellent agreement with...other measurements for Vesta . However, the derived Pallas diameter is slightly larger than other measurements. This is perhaps attributable to

  2. IMPORTANCE OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCES IN COMPANY’S ACTIVITY

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    Elena BARANOV

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Strategic alliance is an agreement between two or more organizations to cooperate in a specific business activity, so that each benefits from the strengths of the other, and gains competitive advantage. The formation of strategic alliances has been seen as a response to globalization and increasing uncertainty and complexity in the business environment. Strategic alliances involve the sharing of knowledge and expertise between partners as well as the reduction of risk and costs in areas such as relationships with suppliers and the development of new products and technologies. A strategic alliance is sometimes equated with a joint venture, but an alliance may involve competitors, and generally has a shorter life span. Strategic partnership is a closely related concept. This article analyzes definition of strategic alliance, its benefits, types, process of formation, and provides a few cases studies of strategic alliances. This paper tries to synthesize the scope and role of marketing functions in the determination of effectiveness of strategic alliances. Several propositions from a marketing viewpoint concerning the analysis of alliance process are formulated. On the basis of the propositions, a framework is developed for future research.

  3. Managing R&D Alliance Portfolios

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    Engel Nielsen, Lars; Mahnke, Volker

    2003-01-01

    be observed in several companies engaged in the cross section of telecommunication and mobile technology where increased complexity magnifies managerial challenges. Drawing on modern portfolio theory, this paper offers a model for managing portfolios of R&D alliances. In particular, an analysis...

  4. Alliance-focused training.

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    Eubanks-Carter, Catherine; Muran, J Christopher; Safran, Jeremy D

    2015-06-01

    Alliance-focused training (AFT) aims to increase therapists' ability to recognize, tolerate, and negotiate alliance ruptures by increasing the therapeutic skills of self-awareness, affect regulation, and interpersonal sensitivity. In AFT, therapists are encouraged to draw on these skills when metacommunicating about ruptures with patients. In this article, we present the 3 main supervisory tasks of AFT: videotape analysis of rupture moments, awareness-oriented role-plays, and mindfulness training. We describe the theoretical and empirical support for each supervisory task, provide examples based on actual supervision sessions, and present feedback about the usefulness of the techniques from trainees in our program. We also note some of the challenges involved in conducting AFT and the importance of maintaining a strong supervisory alliance when using this training approach.

  5. The heating history of Vesta and the onset of differentiation

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    Formisano, Michelangelo; Turrini, Diego; Coradini, Angioletta; Capaccioni, Fabrizio; De Sanctis, Maria Cristina; Pauselli, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    In this work we study the link between the evolution of the internal structure of Vesta and thermal heating due to 26Al and 60Fe and long-lived radionuclides, taking into account the chemical differentiation of the body and the affinity of 26Al with silicates. Differentiation takes place in all scenarios in which Vesta completes its accretion in less than 1.4 Ma after the injection of 26Al into the Solar Nebula. In all those scenarios where Vesta completes its formation in less than 1 Ma from the injection of 26Al, the degree of silicate melting reaches 100 vol. % throughout the whole asteroid. If Vesta completed its formation between 1 and 1.4 Ma after 26Al injection, the degree of silicate melting exceeds 50 vol. % over the whole asteroid but reaches 100 vol. % only in the hottest, outermost part of the mantle in all scenarios where the porosity is lower than 5 vol. %. If the formation of Vesta occurred later than 1.5 Ma after the injection of 26Al, the degree of silicate melting is always lower than 50 vol...

  6. Exploring Exogenic Sources for the Olivine on Asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Corre, Lucille Le; Sanchez, Juan A; Dunn, Tasha; Cloutis, Edward A; Izawa, Matthew R M; Mann, Paul; Nathues, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    The detection of olivine on Vesta is interesting because it may provide critical insights into planetary differentiation early in our Solar System's history. Ground-based and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of asteroid (4) Vesta have suggested the presence of olivine on the surface. These observations were reinforced by the discovery of olivine-rich HED meteorites from Vesta in recent years. However, analysis of data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft has shown that this olivine-bearing unit is actually impact melt in the ejecta of Oppia crater. The lack of widespread mantle olivine, exposed during the formation of the 19 km deep Rheasilvia basin on Vesta's South Pole, further complicated this picture. Ammannito et al., (2013a) reported the discovery of local scale olivine-rich units in the form of excavated material from the mantle using the Visible and InfraRed spectrometer (VIR) on Dawn. Here we explore alternative sources for the olivine in the northern hemisphere of Vesta by reanalyzing the data from ...

  7. Strategic alliance development : a study on alliances between competing firms

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    Wahyuni, S.

    2003-01-01

    The objective of this study was to reveal the development of lSAs (International Strategic Alliances) and the important factors for every phase of an alliance relationship. Since there are a great number of variables that can be assessed throughout the whole process of an alliance life, we decided t

  8. Composition of Rheasilvia Basin on Asteroid Vesta

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    Ammannito, Eleonora; DeSanctis, Maria Christina; Capaccioni, Fabrizio; Capria, Maria Teresa; Combe, Jean Philippe; Frigeri, Alessandro; Jaumann, Ralf; Longobardo, Andrea; Marchi, Somone; McCord, Thomas B.; McSween, Harry Y., Jr.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Stephan, Katrin; Tosi, Federico; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2014-01-01

    The focus of the present study is the compositional analysis of small-scale surface features within the Rheasil-Aa basin on asteroid Vesta. We are using data acquired by the Visible and InfraRed mapping Spectrometer (VIR) on the Dawn mission. Nominal spatial resolution of the data set considered in this study is 70m/px. The portion of Rheasil-Aa basin below 65degS has a howarditic composition, with the higher concentration of diogenitic versus eucritic material in the region between 45deg and 225degE-lon. However, there are several locations, such as craters Tarpeia and Severina and Parentatio Rupes, with lithologic characteristics different from the surroundings regions. Tarpeia crater has a eucritic patch in the west side of the crater, the bottom part ofthe wall and part of the floor. Severina, located in a region of Mg-rich pyroxene, has some diogenitic units on the walls of the crater. Also the Parentatio Rupes has an ob-AOUS diogenitic unit. These units extend for 10-20km, and their location, especially in the case of the two craters, suggests they formed before the cratering events and also before the Rheasil-Aa impact event. The origin of these units is still unclear; however, their characteristics and locations suggests heterogeneity in the composition of the ancient Vestan crust in this particular location of the surface.

  9. BARRIERS OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCES ORGANIZATION

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    Vladislav M. Sannikov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available General barriers of organization of different types of strategic alliances have beenconsidered in the article. There are several recommendations for overcoming themin cases of international alliances, and in case of work in one state. The article also identified goals and tasks of single coordination center of alliance to overcome organization barriers.

  10. Visible Color and Photometry of Bright Materials on Vesta

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    Schroder, S. E.; Li, J. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Pieters, C. M.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Hiesinger, H.; Blewett, D. T.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Keller, H. U.

    2012-01-01

    The Dawn Framing Camera (FC) collected images of the surface of Vesta at a pixel scale of 70 m in the High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase through its clear and seven color filters spanning from 430 nm to 980 nm. The surface of Vesta displays a large diversity in its brightness and colors, evidently related to the diverse geology [1] and mineralogy [2]. Here we report a detailed investigation of the visible colors and photometric properties of the apparently bright materials on Vesta in order to study their origin. The global distribution and the spectroscopy of bright materials are discussed in companion papers [3, 4], and the synthesis results about the origin of Vestan bright materials are reported in [5].

  11. Dawn Grand Map Vesta Neutron Absorption V1.0

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    Prettyman, T. H.

    2014-06-01

    A global map of a unitless compositional parameter, delta-C_perpendicular (DCP), and propagated 1-sigma uncertainties is provided. DCP varies linearly with the macroscopic thermal neutron absorption cross section of Vesta's regolith. An equation for converting tabulated DCP values to absorption units is provided in this document. DCP was determined from thermal and epithermal neutron counting rates measured by the NASA Dawn mission's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) while in low altitude mapping orbit, about 210 km from Vesta's surface. The measurements are representative of Vesta's bulk regolith composition to depths of a few decimeters with a spatial resolution of about 300-km full-width-at-half-maximum of arc length on the surface. The methods used to determine neutron absorption are described by PRETTYMANETAL2013.

  12. Research on Efficiency of Knowledge Transfer in Technical Innovation Alliances

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    Zhang-sheng, Jiang

    The knowledge transfer efficiency (KTE) is closely relative to the success or failure of technology innovation in strategic alliances. This paper takes the KTE as the essential variable to establish the benefit function model of technology innovations to explore the KTE's influences on partners' innovative decisions under two different modes: independent innovations and alliance innovations. It is found that the higher the KTE, the greater the reducing extent of production costs is. The results could provide some theoretical supports for selections of the optimal competitive-ooperative relationship and managerial flexibility in technical innovation alliances.

  13. International Experience and Enlightenment of Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance Development%产业技术创新战略联盟发展的国际经验与启示

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    胡剑波; 安丹

    2014-01-01

    With the further development of economic globalization and increasingly fierce market competition ,technological innova-tion is gradually replacing traditional factors of production as the most important resource of enterprise development .Due to the limit of cap-ital technical personnel research and development platform , a single enterprise or cooperation between enterprises is very difficult to have substantial breakthroughs in innovation .So there needs a science and technology innovation team which can fully arouse the enthusiasm of all parties and makes full use of all sorts of innovation resources .Industrial technology innovation alliance which is based on the develop of research strategy alliance not only can guide the innovative factors to the enterprise cluster ,but also can promote industry core competitive-ness , highly attention and favor from all over the world .At present ,foreign enterprises pay more and more attention to using the industry technology innovation strategic alliance to cope with changes in the environment of technological innovation ,and make the technical innova-tion become possible .This paper analyzes and summary the development effective of technology innovation strategic alliance development effective in Japan ,United States ,European in order to use the advanced practices help the industry technology innovation strategic alliance development in China .%随着经济全球化不断向纵深发展以及市场竞争的日趋激烈,科技创新正逐渐取代传统生产要素成为企业发展最重要的核心资源,但受资金、科技人才、研发平台等资源限制,单个企业或者企业间合作很难在创新方面有实质性突破,亟需一种可以充分调动各方积极性和充分利用各种创新资源的科技创新团队,而基于产学研战略联盟发展起来的产业技术创新战略联盟,不仅可以引导创新要素向企业集聚,还可以提升产业核心竞争力,备受各国关

  14. Evidence of Space Weathering Processes Across the Surface of Vesta

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    Pieters, Carle M.; Blewett, David T.; Gaffey, Michael; Mittlefehldt, David W.; CristinaDeSanctis, Maria; Reddy, Vishnu; Coradini, Angioletta; Nathues, Andreas; Denevi, Brett W.; Li, Jian-Yang; hide

    2011-01-01

    As NASA s Dawn spacecraft explores the surface of Vesta, it has become abundantly clear that Vesta is like no other planetary body visited to date. Dawn is collecting global data at increasingly higher spatial resolution during its one-year orbital mission. The bulk properties of Vesta have previously been linked to the HED meteorites through remote mineral characterization of its surface from Earth-based spectroscopy. A principal puzzle has been why Vesta exhibits relatively unweathered diagnostic optical features compared to other large asteroids. Is this due to the composition of this proto-planet or the space environment at Vesta? Alteration or weathering of materials in space normally develops as the products of several processes accumulate on the surface or in an evolving particulate regolith, transforming the bedrock into fragmental material with properties that may be measurably different from the original. Data from Dawn reveal that the regolith of Vesta is exceptionally diverse. Regional surface units are observed that have not been erased by weathering with time. Several morphologically-fresh craters have excavated bright, mafic-rich materials and exhibit bright ray systems. Some of the larger craters have surrounding subdued regions (often asymmetric) that are lower in albedo and relatively red-sloped in the visible while exhibiting weaker mafic signatures. Several other prominent craters have rim exposures containing very dark material and/or display a system of prominent dark rays. Most, but not all, dark areas associated with craters exhibit significantly lower spectral contrast, suggesting that either a Vesta lithology with an opaque component has been exposed locally or that the surface has been contaminated by a relatively dark impactor. Similarly, most, but not all, bright areas associated with craters exhibit enhanced mafic signatures compared to surroundings. On a regional scale, the large south polar structure and surrounding terrain exhibit

  15. Dawn Vesta Raw Gravity Science V1.0

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    Buccino, D. R.; Konopliv, A. S.; Park, R. S.; Asmar, S. W.

    2014-10-01

    This data set contains archival raw, partially processed, and ancillary/supporting gravity science data acquired during the Dawn mission while the spacecraft was in orbit around the asteroid Vesta. The radio observations were carried out using the Dawn spacecraft and Earth-based receiving stations of the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN). The data set was designed primarily to support generation of high-resolution gravity field models for Vesta. Of most interest are likely to be the Orbit Data Files in the ODF directory, which provided the raw input to gravity investigations, as well as the ionospheric and tropospheric media calibration files in the ION and TRO directories, respectively.

  16. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance

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    Kembhavi, Ajit

    Over the last few years Astronomical Virtual Observatory (VO) projects have been initiated in several countries. The aim of these projects is to make astronomical data gathered in all ways and in all places available to every person who may need it along with appropriate software for data access analysis visualization and interpretation. The VO projects largely work in their own ways and with their own priorities shaped by scientific interests and available resources. For the VO concept to be successful these efforts have to be meshed together seamlessly through interoperability standards new data formats which take into account emerging technology and software developed in forms which are largely independent of platforms and operating systems. It is also necessary to develop computing grids which will cross national and project boundaries and can be accessed by any researcher who wishes to use the data mountains. This process of integration and assimilation is to be fostered through international alliances spanning various VO efforts. I will describe in my talk formal alliances like the International Virtual Observatory as well as specific bilateral and multilateral collaborations between individuals institutions or projects and the VO related products that have been launched through these collaborations.

  17. Chips off of asteroid 4 Vesta - Evidence for the parent body of basaltic achondrite meteorites

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    Binzel, Richard P.; Xu, Shui

    1993-01-01

    For more than two decades, asteroid 4 Vesta has been debated as the source for the eucrite, diogenite, and howardite classes of basaltic achondrite meteorites. Its basaltic achondrite spectral properties are unlike those of other large main-belt asteroids. Telescopic measurements have revealed 20 small main-belt asteroids that have distinctive optical reflectance spectral features similar to those of Vesta and eucrite and diogenite meteorites. Twelve have orbits that are similar to Vesta's and were previously predicted to be dynamically associated with Vesta. Eight bridge the orbital space between Vesta and the 3:1 resonance, a proposed source region for meteorites. These asteroids are most probably multikilometer-sized fragments excavated from Vesta through one or more impacts. The sizes, ejection velocities of 500 meters per second, and proximity of these fragments to the 3:1 resonance establish Vesta as a dynamically viable source for eucrite, diogenite, and howardite meteorites.

  18. Olivine on Vesta as exogenous contaminants brought by impacts: Constraints from modeling Vesta's collisional history and from impact simulations

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    Turrini, D.; Svetsov, V.; Consolmagno, G.; Sirono, S.; Pirani, S.

    2016-12-01

    The survival of asteroid Vesta during the violent early history of the Solar System is a pivotal constraint on theories of planetary formation. Particularly important from this perspective is the amount of olivine excavated from the vestan mantle by impacts, as this constrains both the interior structure of Vesta and the number of major impacts the asteroid suffered during its life. The NASA Dawn mission revealed that olivine is present on Vesta's surface in limited quantities, concentrated in small patches at a handful of sites not associated with the two large impact basins Rheasilvia and Veneneia. The first detections were interpreted as the result of the excavation of endogenous olivine, even if the depth at which the detected olivine originated was a matter of debate. Later works raised instead the possibility that the olivine had an exogenous origin, based on the geologic and spectral features of the deposits. In this work, we quantitatively explore the proposed scenario of a exogenous origin for the detected vestan olivine to investigate whether its presence on Vesta can be explained as a natural outcome of the collisional history of the asteroid over the last one or more billion years. To perform this study we took advantage of the impact contamination model previously developed to study the origin and amount of dark and hydrated materials observed by Dawn on Vesta, a model we updated by performing dedicated hydrocode impact simulations. We show that the exogenous delivery of olivine by the same impacts that shaped the vestan surface can offer a viable explanation for the currently identified olivine-rich sites without violating the constraint posed by the lack of global olivine signatures on Vesta. Our results indicate that no mantle excavation is in principle required to explain the observations of the Dawn mission and support the idea that the vestan crust could be thicker than indicated by simple geochemical models based on the Howardite

  19. Study on the Co-opetition Relation of Horizontal Technology Alliance--Based on Symbiosis Model%横向技术联盟竞合关系研究--基于共生模型

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    蒲惠荧; 苏启林

    2013-01-01

      随着全球化竞争越来越激烈,近年来国内企业开始从内部研发的传统形式转向技术创新的合作研发,技术联盟已经成为我国企业获取竞争优势、发展机会和有效利用外部资源的一种重要手段。本文尝试运用共生模型研究横向技术联盟的竞合关系,分析了盟主-成员型和同质型技术联盟的共生模式及其稳定性条件,以及两种形式技术联盟形成的竞合临界条件。研究结果表明:对于盟主-成员型技术联盟而言,盟主企业对成员企业产出水平的贡献相对较大,当且仅当一方对另一方的贡献程度达到一定的临界条件时,它们才会从竞争走向联盟合作;而对于同质型技术联盟而言,共生企业相互之间的产出贡献都不会太大,企业间结成技术联盟的竞合临界条件也较低,但由于同质企业在技术联盟内面临的竞争较为激烈,它们的合作也往往是不稳定的。最后,本文结合实际例子对模型结论进行解释。%With the increasingly fierce global competition, domestic enterprises begin to shift from the traditional form of internal R&D to external cooperation in research and development of technological innovation. Technology Alliance has become an important means for China's enterprises to gain competitive advantage, opportunities and effective use of external resources. This paper attempts to study the competitive and cooperative relations of horizontal technology alliance, by using symbiotic model to analysis the stable conditions of chief-members type and homogeneous type of technology alliances, and critical condition between competition and cooperation. Our study show that: as for leader-members type technology alliances, the contribution of the leader enterprises to the member enterprises on the level of output is relatively large, only when one party to the other party's contribution reaches the critical conditions, they will

  20. Architecture for the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance

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    Richard, S. M.

    2016-12-01

    The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) is leading an EarthCube (EC) Integrative Activity to develop a governance structure and technology framework that enables partner data systems to share technology, infrastructure, and practice for documenting, curating, and accessing heterogeneous geoscience data. The IEDA data facility provides capabilities in an extensible framework that enables domain-specific requirements for each partner system in the Alliance to be integrated into standardized cross-domain workflows. The shared technology infrastructure includes a data submission hub, a domain-agnostic file-based repository, an integrated Alliance catalog and a Data Browser for data discovery across all partner holdings, as well as services for registering identifiers for datasets (DOI) and samples (IGSN). The submission hub will be a platform that facilitates acquisition of cross-domain resource documentation and channels users into domain and resource-specific workflows tailored for each partner community. We are exploring an event-based message bus architecture with a standardized plug-in interface for adding capabilities. This architecture builds on the EC CINERGI metadata pipeline as well as the message-based architecture of the SEAD project. Plug-in components for file introspection to match entities to a data type registry (extending EC Digital Crust and Research Data Alliance work), extract standardized keywords (using CINERGI components), location, cruise, personnel and other metadata linkage information (building on GeoLink and existing IEDA partner components). The submission hub will feed submissions to appropriate partner repositories and service endpoints targeted by domain and resource type for distribution. The Alliance governance will adopt patterns (vocabularies, operations, resource types) for self-describing data services using standard HTTP protocol for simplified data access (building on EC GeoWS and other `RESTful' approaches). Exposure

  1. Vesta-2M流密码的密码分析%Cryptanalysis of the Vesta-2M stream cipher

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    2003-01-01

    分析了俄国商用密码Vesta-2M流密码的安全性.流密码Vesta-2M的密钥流发生器的初始密钥规模为O(2536).本文指出文献[1]中攻击方法的错误,并提出一种已知明文攻击方法,所需明文量很小(约几百比特),计算复杂度的上界为O(2536).

  2. The knowledge transfer decisions in a technology innovation alliance based on leader-followers game%技术创新联盟知识转移决策的主从博弈分析

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    蒋樟生; 胡珑瑛

    2012-01-01

    通过分析盟主企业和合作伙伴的知识转移决策对联盟合作创新的影响,建立技术创新联盟知识转移决策的主从博弈模型,指出联盟存在和发展的前提条件是盟主企业的知识边际收益足够大,合作伙伴按照各自知识边际收益的比例结构转移其知识资本,盟主企业的知识转移决策与其自身的知识边际收益正相关,与合作伙伴知识边际收益之和负相关,为联盟成员确定最佳动态竞争合作关系以及灵活机动的管理方式提供决策支持。%The leader-followers game model of knowledge transfer decisions in the technology innovation alliance is established to analyze the influences of knowledge transfer decisions of the core firms and partner enterprises on the alliance cooperation innovation.The results are as follows:The preconditions for the existence and development of the alliance are that the knowledge marginal revenues of the core firms are large enough.Partner enterprises transfer their knowledge capital according to the proportion structure of their own marginal revenues.There is a positive correlation between the knowledge transfer decision of the core firm and its own marginal revenue,and a negative correlation between the knowledge transfer decision of the core firm and the sum of partners enterprises marginal revenues,which might provide some theoretical supports for the selections of optimal dynamic competitive and cooperative relationship and managerial flexibility among member enterprises.

  3. Velvet Creative Alliance

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    2007-01-01

    Tallinnas Niine t. 11 asuva disainibüroo Velvet Creative Alliance sisekujundus, mille eest sisearhitekt Taavi Aunre (Boom) pälvis Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2006. a. büroointerjööri preemia. Osa mööblist on valmistatud T. Aunre jooniste järgi. Graafilise disaini osa kavandas disainibüroo ise. T. Aunrest, tema tähtsamad tööd. Plaan, 9 värv. vaadet, foto T. Aunrest

  4. Understanding Alliance Formation Patterns

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    agreement to open international markets because trade produces security externalities.”131 Gowa explains the necessity to maintain trade among allies by...alone.”135 They present empirical evidence to “ indicate that allies conduct more trade than do non-allies and that the formation of alliances tends to...states to control their trade flows.”138 Morrow et al. indicate that “joint democracy and the 133

  5. Velvet Creative Alliance

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    2007-01-01

    Tallinnas Niine t. 11 asuva disainibüroo Velvet Creative Alliance sisekujundus, mille eest sisearhitekt Taavi Aunre (Boom) pälvis Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2006. a. büroointerjööri preemia. Osa mööblist on valmistatud T. Aunre jooniste järgi. Graafilise disaini osa kavandas disainibüroo ise. T. Aunrest, tema tähtsamad tööd. Plaan, 9 värv. vaadet, foto T. Aunrest

  6. Modelling the Thermal History of Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Solano, James M.; Kiefer, W. S.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.

    2012-01-01

    The asteroid 4 Vesta is widely thought to be the source of the HED (Howardite, Eucrite and Diogenite) meteorites, with this link supported by spectroscopic and dynamical studies. The availability of the HED meteorites for study and the new data being gained from the Dawn mission provides an excellent opportunity to investigate Vesta s history. In this study, modelling of Vesta has been undertaken to investigate its evolution from an unconsolidated chondritic body to a differentiated body with an iron core. In contrast to previous modelling, both heat and mass transfer are considered as coupled processes. This work draws on models of melt segregation in terrestrial environments to inform the evolution of Vesta into the differentiated body observed today. In order for a core to form in this body, a separation of the metallic iron from the silicates must take place. Temperatures in excess of the solidus temperatures for the Fe-FeS system and the silicates are therefore required. Thermal modelling has shown accretion before 2Myr leads to temperatures in excess of the silicate solidus.

  7. Olivine in an unexpected location on Vesta's surface.

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    Ammannito, E; De Sanctis, M C; Palomba, E; Longobardo, A; Mittlefehldt, D W; McSween, H Y; Marchi, S; Capria, M T; Capaccioni, F; Frigeri, A; Pieters, C M; Ruesch, O; Tosi, F; Zambon, F; Carraro, F; Fonte, S; Hiesinger, H; Magni, G; McFadden, L A; Raymond, C A; Russell, C T; Sunshine, J M

    2013-12-05

    Olivine is a major component of the mantle of differentiated bodies, including Earth. Howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites represent regolith, basaltic-crust, lower-crust and possibly ultramafic-mantle samples of asteroid Vesta, which is the lone surviving, large, differentiated, basaltic rocky protoplanet in the Solar System. Only a few of these meteorites, the orthopyroxene-rich diogenites, contain olivine, typically with a concentration of less than 25 per cent by volume. Olivine was tentatively identified on Vesta, on the basis of spectral and colour data, but other observations did not confirm its presence. Here we report that olivine is indeed present locally on Vesta's surface but that, unexpectedly, it has not been found within the deep, south-pole basins, which are thought to be excavated mantle rocks. Instead, it occurs as near-surface materials in the northern hemisphere. Unlike the meteorites, the olivine-rich (more than 50 per cent by volume) material is not associated with diogenite but seems to be mixed with howardite, the most common surface material. Olivine is exposed in crater walls and in ejecta scattered diffusely over a broad area. The size of the olivine exposures and the absence of associated diogenite favour a mantle source, but the exposures are located far from the deep impact basins. The amount and distribution of observed olivine-rich material suggest a complex evolutionary history for Vesta.

  8. Redox state during core formation on asteroid 4-Vesta

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    Pringle, Emily A.; Savage, Paul S.; Badro, James; Barrat, Jean-Alix; Moynier, Frédéric

    2013-07-01

    Core formation is the main differentiation event in the history of a planet. However, the chemical composition of planetary cores and the physicochemical conditions prevailing during core formation remain poorly understood. The asteroid 4-Vesta is the smallest extant planetary body known to have differentiated a metallic core. Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite (HED) meteorites, which are thought to sample 4-Vesta, provide us with an opportunity to study core formation in planetary embryos. Partitioning of elements between the core and mantle of a planet fractionates their isotopes according to formation conditions. One such element, silicon, shows large isotopic fractionation between metal and silicate, and its partitioning into a metallic core is only possible under very distinctive conditions of pressure, oxygen fugacity and temperature. Therefore, the silicon isotope system is a powerful tracer with which to study core formation in planetary bodies. Here we show through high-precision measurement of Si stable isotopes that HED meteorites are significantly enriched in the heavier isotopes compared to chondrites. This is consistent with the core of 4-Vesta containing at least 1 wt% of Si, which in turn suggests that 4-Vesta's differentiation occurred under more reducing conditions (ΔIW˜-4) than those previously suggested from analysis of the distribution of moderately siderophile elements in HEDs.

  9. Core Formation and Evolution of Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Kiefer, Walter S.; Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2014-01-01

    The howardites, eucrites, and diogenites (HEDs) are a suite of related meteorite types that formed by igneous and impact processes on the same parent body. Multiple lines of evidence, including infrared spectroscopy of the asteroid belt and the petrology and geochemistry of the HEDs, suggest that the asteroid 4 Vesta is the parent body for the HEDs. Observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft mission strongly support the conclusion that the HEDs are from Vesta. The abundances of the moderately siderophile elements Ni, Co, Mo, W, and P in eucrites require that most or all of the metallic phase in Vesta segregated to form a core prior to eucrite solidification. These observations place important constraints on the mode and timescale of core formation on Vesta. Possible core formation mechanisms include porous flow, which potentially could occur prior to initiation of silicate melting, and metallic rain in a largely molten silicate magma ocean. Once the core forms, convection within the core could possible sustain a magnetic dynamo for a period of time. We consider each process in turn.

  10. STRATEGIC ALLIANCES – THEIR DEFINITION AND FORMATION

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    Kinderis, Remigijus; Jucevičius, Giedrius

    2013-01-01

    The article presents analysis of the definition of strategic alliances, the analysis of alliance and the research of a strategic alliance concept; furthermore, it focuses on the contingent hierarchy of alliances. The motives of strategic alliances formation, their categories, groups and benefit for business have been revealed in this article. Special attention is paid to the process of strategic alliance formation and the analysis of factors that influence the formation of strategic alliances...

  11. Forging Industry-Academic Alliances

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    Joseph M. Woodside

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available With ever increasing amounts of data, organizations are identifying the importance of Business Intelligence (BI and Analytics for decision making. However in order to realize the full potential of these technologies, organizations require well-trained and educated management and analytic subject matter experts to transform the data and results into actionable information for decisions. In order to meet this demand for analytical talent, a Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA housed within the university seeks to develop knowledge and skills vital in the fast changing field of business, through developing the next generation of managers and analysts with skills in decision-making through use of analytical techniques. This presentation provides the strategic framework for the definition and development of a CBIA and framework for joint academic and industry collaboration to develop the next generation of industry experts. The core components including industry demand, alliance objectives including objectives, curriculum and talent requirements, and opportunities.

  12. Asteroid 4 Vesta: A Fully Differentiated Dwarf Planet

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    Mittlefehldt, David

    2014-01-01

    One conclusion derived from the study of meteorites is that some of them - most irons, stony irons, some achondrites - hail from asteroids that were heated to the point where metallic cores and basaltic crusts were formed. Telescopic observations show that there remains only one large asteroid with a basaltic crust, 4 Vesta; present day mean radius 263 km. The largest clan of achondrites, the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites, represent the crust of their parent asteroid. Diogenites are cumulate harzburgites and orthopyroxenites from the lower crust whilst eucrites are cumulate gabbros, diabases and basalts from the upper crust. Howardites are impact-engendered breccias of diogenites and eucrites. A strong case can be made that HEDs are derived from Vesta. The NASA Dawn spacecraft orbited Vesta for 14 months returning data allowing geological, mineralogical, compositional and geophysical interpretations of Vesta's surface and structure. Combined with geochemical and petrological observations of HED meteorites, differentiation models for Vesta can be developed. Proto-Vesta probably consisted of primitive chondritic materials. Compositional evidence, primarily from basaltic eucrites, indicates that Vesta was melted to high degree (>=50%) which facilitated homogenization of the silicate phase and separation of immiscible Fe,Ni metal plus Fe sulphide into a core. Geophysical models based on Dawn data support a core of 110 km radius. The silicate melt vigorously convected and initially followed a path of equilibrium crystallization forming a harzburgitic mantle, possibly overlying a dunitic restite. Once the fraction of crystals was sufficient to cause convective lockup, the remaining melt collected between the mantle and the cool thermal boundary layer. This melt undergoes fractional crystallization to form a dominantly orthopyroxenite (diogenite) lower crust. The initial thermal boundary layer of primitive chondritic material is gradually replaced by a

  13. Science and Engineering Alliance: A new resource for the nation

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    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and four major Historically Black Colleges and Universities with strong research and development capabilities in science, engineering and computer technology have formed the Science and Engineering Alliance. Located in California, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, each brings to the Alliance a tradition of research and development and educational excellence. This unique consortium is now available to perform research development and training to meet the needs of the public and private sectors. The Alliance was formed to help assure an adequate supply of top-quality minority scientists in the next century, while simultaneously meeting the research and development needs of the public and private sectors.

  14. Neutron absorption constraints on the composition of 4 Vesta

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Yamashita, Naoyuki; Beck, Andrew W.; Feldman, William C.; Hendricks, John S.; Lawrence, David J.; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y.; Paplowski, Patrick N.; Reedy, Robert C.; Toplis, Michael J.; Le Corre, Lucille; Mizzon, Hugau; Reddy, Vishnu; Titus, Timothy N.; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2013-01-01

    Global maps of the macroscopic thermal neutron absorption cross section of Vesta's regolith by the Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) on board the NASA Dawn spacecraft provide constraints on the abundance and distribution of Fe, Ca, Al, Mg, and other rock-forming elements. From a circular, polar low-altitude mapping orbit, GRaND sampled the regolith to decimeter depths with a spatial resolution of about 300 km. At this spatial scale, the variation in neutron absorption is about seven times lower than that of the Moon. The observed variation is consistent with the range of absorption for howardite whole-rock compositions, which further supports the connection between Vesta and the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite meteorites. We find a strong correlation between neutron absorption and the percentage of eucritic materials in howardites and polymict breccias, which enables petrologic mapping of Vesta's surface. The distribution of basaltic eucrite and diogenite determined from neutron absorption measurements is qualitatively similar to that indicated by visible and near infrared spectroscopy. The Rheasilvia basin and ejecta blanket has relatively low absorption, consistent with Mg-rich orthopyroxene. Based on a combination of Fe and neutron absorption measurements, olivine-rich lithologies are not detected on the spatial scales sampled by GRaND. The sensitivity of GRaND to the presence of mantle material is described and implications for the absence of an olivine signature are discussed. High absorption values found in Vesta's “dark” hemisphere, where exogenic hydrogen has accumulated, indicate that this region is richer in basaltic eucrite, representative of Vesta's ancient upper crust.

  15. Neutron absorption constraints on the composition of 4 Vesta

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Yamashita, Naoyuki; Beck, Andrew W.; Feldman, William C.; Hendricks, John S.; Lawrence, David J.; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y.; Peplowski, Patrick N.; Reedy, Robert C.; Toplis, Michael J.; Corre, Lucille; Mizzon, Hugau; Reddy, Vishnu; Titus, Timothy N.; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2013-11-01

    Global maps of the macroscopic thermal neutron absorption cross section of Vesta's regolith by the Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) on board the NASA Dawn spacecraft provide constraints on the abundance and distribution of Fe, Ca, Al, Mg, and other rock-forming elements. From a circular, polar low-altitude mapping orbit, GRaND sampled the regolith to decimeter depths with a spatial resolution of about 300 km. At this spatial scale, the variation in neutron absorption is about seven times lower than that of the Moon. The observed variation is consistent with the range of absorption for howardite whole-rock compositions, which further supports the connection between Vesta and the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite meteorites. We find a strong correlation between neutron absorption and the percentage of eucritic materials in howardites and polymict breccias, which enables petrologic mapping of Vesta's surface. The distribution of basaltic eucrite and diogenite determined from neutron absorption measurements is qualitatively similar to that indicated by visible and near infrared spectroscopy. The Rheasilvia basin and ejecta blanket has relatively low absorption, consistent with Mg-rich orthopyroxene. Based on a combination of Fe and neutron absorption measurements, olivine-rich lithologies are not detected on the spatial scales sampled by GRaND. The sensitivity of GRaND to the presence of mantle material is described and implications for the absence of an olivine signature are discussed. High absorption values found in Vesta's "dark" hemisphere, where exogenic hydrogen has accumulated, indicate that this region is richer in basaltic eucrite, representative of Vesta's ancient upper crust.

  16. A model of strategic marketing alliances for hospices: horizontal alliances.

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    Self, D R; Starnes, B J

    1999-01-01

    This article develops two previous research efforts. William J. Winston (1994, 1995) has proposed a set of strategies by which health care organizations can benefit from forging strategic alliances. Raadt and Self (1997) have proposed a classification model of alliances including horizontal, vertical, internal and osmotic. In the first of two articles, this paper presents a model of horizontal alliances. The subsets include transregional, service mergers, networks, venture capital investments, trade and professional organizations, and promotional alliances. Advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed.

  17. The Effect of R&D Alliances on the Speed of Innovation: Evidence from Chinese SMEs

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    Zhang, Minghong; Yin, Xinke

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the R&D alliances' effect on technological innovation. There are many factors that have effect on technological innovation, but few empirical literatures have studied R&D alliances. After reviewing related literature, we propose some hypotheses and test them with a sample of 504 small and medium enterprises that have carried out R&D activities and joined in R&D alliances. The results indicate that, for small and medium enterprises, participating in R&D alliances is good for technological innovation. Moreover, capital investment and human resource has positive impacts on innovation, but which industry that enterprises belong to has no effect.

  18. 演化视角下的产学研技术联盟组建模式研究%Research on the organizing mode of indnstry-university-institute technology alliance based on the view of evolution

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    单宝乐; 原毅军

    2011-01-01

    旨在研究产学研技术联盟组建模式的动态特征,分析产学研技术联盟组建模式转变的主要标志。基于协同理论的相关方法,构建了产学研技术联盟创新系统的演化方程。经过分析,给出了产学研技术联盟不同的组建模式,并认为产学研技术联盟的主体变换是其组建模式转变的关键因素,在必要时刻还应当发挥政府参与的关键作用。%This paper aims to study the dynamical features of the organizing modes of industry-university-institute technology alliance, and to analyze the main symbols of the transfer coordination theory,this paper sets up the evolution equation of of the organizing modes. Based on the methods of industry-university-institute technology alliance' s innovation system. The paper shows different kinds of organizing modes of industry-university-institute technology alliance,and concludes that the conversion of different dominant entities is a key factor leading to the change of organizing modes. Also this paper points out that the government involvement can play an important role when necessary.

  19. Local thermal properties of the surface of Vesta

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    Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; Capaccioni, F.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Palomba, E.; Ammannito, E.; Carraro, F.; Fonte, S.; Titus, T. N.; Combe, J.-P.; Toplis, M.; Sunshine, J.; Fulchignoni, M.; Russel, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2012-04-01

    Temperature information has been obtained from the Dawn/VIR (Visible InfraRed imaging spectrometer) spectra acquired during the Vesta campaign. When combined with a thermophysical model, these temperatures can be used to derive surface thermal properties. Thermal properties are sensitive to several physical characteristics of the surface that are not all spatially resolved. Thus, the derivation of surface temperatures and thermal inertia can lead to the characterization of surface and sub-surface properties of Vesta and the determination of regolith properties. The model we are using solves the heat conduction equation and provide the temperature as a function of thermal conductivity, albedo, emissivity, density and specific heat. The model is applied to the actual shape of Vesta: for any given location, characterized by a well-defined illumination condition and a given UTC time to compute the thermal inertia that results in model temperatures providing a best-fit to surface temperatures as retrieved by VIR. The model has been already applied to the first Vesta full-disk data to derive the global average thermal inertia of Vesta. The values obtained are typical of fine-grained, unconsolidated materials (i.e. dust) and suggest a surface in which a dust layer is wide-spread on coarser regolith. The model is now being applied on small regions of the surface of Vesta. Specific regions are selected because they are interesting for some reason or appear different from the surroundings, such as, for example, dark and bright spots and other peculiar features. Given a location, the thermophysical code is applied until the obtained temperatures are matching (best-fit techniques are used) the temperatures derived from the VIR spectra. The thermal inertia, thermal conductivity, albedo and roughness values are then assumed to be characterizing the location under analysis. The results of the model must be carefully checked and interpreted by taking into account the context (from

  20. A Proposed Time-Stratigraphic System for Protoplanet Vesta

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    Williams, David; Jaumann, Ralf; McSween, Harry; Raymond, Carol; Russell, Chris

    2014-05-01

    The Dawn Science Team completed a geologic mapping campaign during its nominal mission at Vesta, including production of a 1:500,000 global geologic map derived from High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) images (70 m/pixel) [1] and 15 1:250,000 quadrangle maps derived from Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) images (20-25 m/pixel) [2]. In this abstract we propose a time-stratigraphic system and geologic time scale for the protoplanet Vesta, based on global geologic mapping and other analyses of NASA Dawn spacecraft data, supplemented with insights gained from laboratory studies of howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites and geophysical modeling. Our time-stratigraphic system for Vesta relates the geologic map (rock) units identified from geologic mapping to a series of time-rock units and corresponding time units that define a geologic time scale for Vesta. During the Dawn nominal mission it became clear that the south pole of Vesta hosts two large impact basins, the older Veneneia superposed by the younger Rheasilvia [3,4]. Two separate sets of large ridges and troughs were identified, one set encircling much of Vesta equatorial region (Divalia Fossae), and the other preserved in the heavily cratered northern terrain (Saturnalia Fossae). Structural analysis of these ridge-and-trough systems demonstrated that they are likely a tectonic response to the formation of the south polar basins: the Rheasilvia impact led to the formation of the Divalia Fossae, the Veneneia impact led to the Saturnalia Fossae [3,5]. Crater counts provide cratering model ages for the Rheasilvia impact of ~3.6 Ga and ~1 Ga, and ages for the Veneneia impact of ~3.8 Ga and >2.1 Ga using the lunar-derived and asteroid flux-derived chronologies, respectively. Despite the differences in absolute ages, it is clear that these two large impact events had global effects, and thus delineate the major periods of Vesta's geologic history. Zones of heavily cratered terrain (HCT: [6,7]) in the northern

  1. Impact Histories of Vesta and Vestoids inferred from Howardites, Eucrites, and Diogenites

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    Scott, E. R. D.; Bogard, D. D.; Bottke, W. F.; Taylor, G. J.; Greenwood, R. C.; Franchi, I. A.; Keil, K.; Moskovitz, N. A.; Nesvorny, D.

    2009-01-01

    The parent body of the howardites, eucrites and diogenites (HEDs) is thought to be asteroid (4) Vesta [1]. However, several eucrites have now been recognized, like NWA 011 and Ibitira, with major element compositions and mineralogy like normal eucrites but with different oxygen isotope compositions and minor element concentrations suggesting they are not from the same body [2, 3]. The discoveries of abnormal eucrites and V-type asteroids that are probably not from Vesta [see 4] raise the question whether the HEDs with normal oxygen isotopes are coming from Vesta [3]. To address this issue and understand more about the evolution of Vesta in preparation for the arrival of the Dawn spacecraft, we integrate fresh insights from Ar-Ar dating and oxygen isotope analyses of HEDs, radiometric dating of differentiated meteorites, as well as dynamical and astronomical studies of Vesta, the Vesta asteroid family (i.e., the Vestoids), and other V-type asteroids.

  2. The Grand Geochemistry of 4 Vesta: First Results

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    Prettyman, T. H.; Beck, A.; Feldman, W. C.; Forni, O.; Joy, S. P.; Lawrence, D. J.; McCoy T. J.; McFadden, L. A.; McSween, H. Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Polanskey, C. A.; Rayman, M. D.; Raymond, C. A.; Reedy, R. C.; Russell, C. T.; Titus, T. N.; Toplis, M. J.; Yamashita, N.

    2012-01-01

    On 12-Dec-2011, the Dawn spacecraft commenced low altitude mapping of the giant asteroid, 4 Vesta (264-km mean radius). Dawn's roughly circular, polar, low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO) has a mean radius of 470 km, placing the spacecraft within about 210 km of Vesta's surface. At these altitudes, Dawn s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) is sensitive to Vesta's elemental com-position (Fig. 1). GRaND will acquire data in LAMO for up to 16 weeks, which is sufficient to map the elemental composition of the entire surface of Vesta. The timing of LAMO enables us to report the first results of our geochemistry investigation at this conference. In this abstract, we present an overview of our initial observations, based on data acquired at high altitude and during the first weeks of LAMO. GRaND overview. A detailed description of the GRaND instrument, science objectives and prospective results is given in [1]. At low altitudes, GRaND is sensitive to gamma rays and neutrons produced by cosmogenic nuclear reactions and radioactive decay occurring within the top few decimeters of the surface and on a spatial scale of a few hundred kilometers. From these nuclear emissions, the abundance of several major- and minor-elements, such as Fe, Mg, Si, K, and Th can be determined. Assuming the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) meteorites are representative of Vesta s crustal composition [2], then GRaND will be able to map the mixing ratios of whole-rock HED end-members, enabling the determination of the relative proportions of basaltic eucrite, cumulate eucrite, and diogenite as well as the proportions of mafic and plagioclase minerals [1,3]. GRaND will also search for compositions not well-represented in the meteorite collection, such as evolved, K-rich lithologies [4], and outcrops of olivine from Vesta s mantle or igneous intrusions in major impact basins [5]. The search for a possible mesosiderite source region is described in [6]. GRaND will globally map the abundance of

  3. Origin, Internal Structure and Evolution of 4 Vesta

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    Zuber, Maria T.; McSween, Harry Y.; Binzel, Richard P.; Elkins-Tanton, Linda T.; Konopliv, Alexander S.; Pieters, Carle M.; Smith, David E.

    2011-12-01

    Asteroid 4 Vesta is the only preserved intact example of a large, differentiated protoplanet like those believed to be the building blocks of terrestrial planet accretion. Vesta accreted rapidly from the solar nebula in the inner asteroid belt and likely melted due to heat released due to the decay of 26Al. Analyses of meteorites from the howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) suite, which have been both spectroscopically and dynamically linked to Vesta, lead to a model of the asteroid with a basaltic crust that overlies a depleted peridotitic mantle and an iron core. Vesta’s crust may become more mafic with depth and might have been intruded by plutons arising from mantle melting. Constraints on the asteroid’s moments of inertia from the long-wavelength gravity field, pole position and rotation, informed by bulk composition estimates, allow tradeoffs between mantle density and core size; cores of up to half the planetary radius can be consistent with plausible mantle compositions. The asteroid’s present surface is expected to consist of widespread volcanic terrain, modified extensively by impacts that exposed the underlying crust or possibly the mantle. Hemispheric heterogeneity has been observed by poorly resolved imaging of the surface that suggests the possibility of a physiographic dichotomy as occurs on other terrestrial planets. Vesta might have had an early magma ocean but details of the early thermal structure are far from clear owing to model uncertainties and paradoxical observations from the HEDs. Petrological analysis of the eucrites coupled with thermal evolution modeling recognizes two possible mechanisms of silicate-metal differentiation leading to the formation of the basaltic achondrites: equilibrium partial melting or crystallization of residual liquid from the cooling magma ocean. A firmer understanding the plethora of complex physical and chemical processes that contribute to melting and crystallization will ultimately be required to

  4. The Research Data Alliance

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    2016-01-01

    The Research Data Alliance (RDA, https://www.rd-alliance.org/) aims at enabling research data sharing without barriers. It was founded in March 2013 by the Australian Government, the European Commission, and the USA NSF and NIST. It is a bottom-up organisation which after 2 years and a half of existence gathers around 3,000 members from 100 different countries. Work in RDA is organised in a bottom-up way, through Working Groups and Interest Groups proposed by the community. These Groups can deal with any aspect of research data sharing, which means a huge diversity in the activities. Some scientific communities use the RDA as a neutral place to hold the discussions about their disciplinary interoperability framework. Astronomy has the IVOA and the FITS Committee for that purpose, and the ADASS Colloquia to deal with astronomical data systems. But many RDA topics are of interest for us, for instance data citation, including citation of dynamic data bases and data repositories, or certification of data reposito...

  5. Research of Collaboration Project Management for R&D Based on Industry Technology Innovation Alliance%面向技术创新联盟的协同研发项目管理研究

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    徐建萍

    2013-01-01

    Industry technology innovation alliance is an important pattern that is market-oriented and enterprise-centered, based on industry-university-research institute collaboration to improve the innovation efficiency and obtain competitive advantage. This characteristic of virtual organization that is dispersed in organizations and connected with technology will present new requirements to project management. By analyzing the impact on the collaboration project management for product R&D and interrelationship among individual organization of innovation alliance, the paper proposes a layered R&D project management model across the organization. The project management model can realize integrated project planning in micro, meanwhile self-management of project operational process by individual organization, consequently increase R&D project operational excellence.%以企业为主体、市场为导向、产学研合作的产业技术创新联盟成为企业提高创新效率、获取竞争优势的关键方式,这种在组织上分散而又被技术紧密连接的虚拟组织给项目管理提出新的要求.通过分析创新联盟及其个体组织在协同产品研发项目管理中的作用和相互关系,提出分层的跨组织研发项目管理模型,实现项目宏观的整体规划和项目运行过程中个体组织的自主管理,有效提高研发项目运作水平.

  6. Understanding organizational change for alliancing

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    B.M. Keers, Bianca; C. van Fenema, Paul; Zijm, Henk

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine an organization’s operational alignment in the process of alliance formation. Design/methodology/approach: A literature study was conducted on the strategic importance of assessing and aligning organizations’ operations for alliancing. Furthermore, an

  7. Moon Search Algorithms for NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Vesta

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    Memarsadeghi, Nargess; Skillman, David; McLean, Brian; Mutchler, Max; Carsenty, Uri; Palmer, Eric E; 10.1117/12.915564

    2013-01-01

    A moon or natural satellite is a celestial body that orbits a planetary body such as a planet, dwarf planet, or an asteroid. Scientists seek understanding the origin and evolution of our solar system by studying moons of these bodies. Additionally, searches for satellites of planetary bodies can be important to protect the safety of a spacecraft as it approaches or orbits a planetary body. If a satellite of a celestial body is found, the mass of that body can also be calculated once its orbit is determined. Ensuring the Dawn spacecraft's safety on its mission to the asteroid (4) Vesta primarily motivated the work of Dawn's Satellite Working Group (SWG) in summer of 2011. Dawn mission scientists and engineers utilized various computational tools and techniques for Vesta's satellite search. The objectives of this paper are to 1) introduce the natural satellite search problem, 2) present the computational challenges, approaches, and tools used when addressing this problem, and 3) describe applications of various...

  8. A Tiny Piece of Basalt Probably from Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    LIN Yangting; WANG Daode; WANG Guiqing

    2004-01-01

    Grove Mountains (GRV) 99018 is a new eucrite (0.23 g), consisting mainly of pyroxene (50.5 vol%) and plagioclase (37.2 vol%) with minor silica minerals (7.0 vol%) and opaque minerals (5.2 vol%). It was intensely shocked,leading to partial melting, formation of abundant tiny inclusions in pyroxenes and plagioclase, and heavy brecciation.Exsolution of most pyroxenes (1-3 μm in width of the lamellae), recrystallization of the shock-induced melt pockets and veins (5-20 μm in size), and homogeneous compositions of pyroxenes of various occurrences suggest the intense thermal metamorphism of GRV 99018 in the asteroidal body Vesta. This new eucrite will bring additional constraints on the chemical composition and multi-stage thermal and shock history of Vesta.

  9. Strategic alliances and market risk.

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    Havenaar, Matthias; Hiscocks, Peter

    2012-08-01

    Strategic alliances in product development and marketing are crucial to the biotechnology industry. Many alliances, however, are terminated before the drug reaches the market. In this article we make the case that strategic alliances can fail because of how they are negotiated. Alliance contracts are often inflexible and do not allow for changes in market conditions. We propose a model for contract valuation that can assist biotech and/or pharma deal makers in negotiating alliances that have a higher chance of survival in uncertain market conditions. The model makes use of variable royalties and milestone payments. Because licensing is key to the biotech and/or pharma business model this article will be of interest not only to professionals in licensing, but to all professionals active in the industry. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, HELD AT THE 2003 NEW ENGLAND FUEL INSTITUTE CONVENTION AND 30TH NORTH AMERICAN HEATING AND ENERGY EXPOSITION, HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, PRUDENTIAL CENTER, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 9 - 10, 2003.

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    MCDONALD,R.J.

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    This meeting is the sixteenth oilheat industry technology meeting held since 1984 and the third since the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) was formed. This year's symposium is a very important part of the effort in technology transfer, which is supported by the Oilheat Research Fuel Flexibility Program under the United States Department of Energy, Distributed Energy and Electricity Reliability Program (DEER). The foremost reason for the conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and perspectives among international researchers, engineers, manufacturers, service technicians, and marketers of oil-fired space-conditioning equipment. The conference provides a conduit by which information and ideas can be exchanged to examine present technologies, as well as helping to develop the future course for oil heating advancement. These conferences also serve as a stage for unifying government representatives, researchers, fuel oil marketers, and other members of the oil-heat industry in addressing technology advancements in this important energy use sector. The specific objectives of the conference are to: (1) Identify and evaluate the current state-of-the-art and recommend new initiatives for higher efficiency, a cleaner environment, and to satisfy consumer needs cost effectively, reliably, and safely; (2) Foster cooperative interactions among federal and industrial representatives for the common goal of sustained economic growth and energy security via energy conservation.

  11. Mesosiderites on Vesta: A Hyperspectral VIS-NIR Investigation

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    Palomba, E.; Longobardo, A.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Frigeri, A.; Tosi, F.; Zambon, F.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2013-01-01

    The discussion about the mesosiderite origin is an open issue since several years. Mesosiderites are mixtures of silicate mineral fragments or clasts, embedded in a FeNi metal matrix. Silicates are very similar in mineralogy and texture to howardites [1]. This led some scientists to conclude that mesosiderites could come from the same parent parent asteroid of the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites [2, 3]. Other studies found a number of differences between HEDs and mesosiderite silicates that could be explained only by separate parent asteroids [4]. Recently, high precision oxygen isotope measurements of m esosiderites silicate fraction were found to be isotopically identical to the HEDs, requiring common parent body, i.e. 4 Vesta [5]. Another important element in favor of a common origin was given by the identification of a centimeter-sized mesosiderite clast in a howardite (Dar al Gani 779): a metal-rich inclusion with fragments of olivine, anorthite, and orthopyroxene plus minor amounts of chromite, tridymite, and troilite [6]. The Dawn mission with its instruments, the Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR) [7], the Framing Camera [8] and the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) [9] confirmed that Vesta has a composition fully compatible with HED meteorites [10]. We investigate here the possibility to discern mesosiderite rich locations on the surface of Vesta by means of hyperspectral IR images.

  12. Imaging Asteroid 4 Vesta Using the Framing Camera

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    Keller, H. Uwe; Nathues, Andreas; Coradini, Angioletta; Jaumann, Ralf; Jorda, Laurent; Li, Jian-Yang; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Mottola, Stefano; Raymond, C. A.; Schroeder, Stefan E.

    2011-01-01

    The Framing Camera (FC) onboard the Dawn spacecraft serves a dual purpose. Next to its central role as a prime science instrument it is also used for the complex navigation of the ion drive spacecraft. The CCD detector with 1024 by 1024 pixels provides the stability for a multiyear mission and its high requirements of photometric accuracy over the wavelength band from 400 to 1000 nm covered by 7 band-pass filters. Vesta will be observed from 3 orbit stages with image scales of 227, 63, and 17 m/px, respectively. The mapping of Vesta s surface with medium resolution will be only completed during the exit phase when the north pole will be illuminated. A detailed pointing strategy will cover the surface at least twice at similar phase angles to provide stereo views for reconstruction of the topography. During approach the phase function of Vesta was determined over a range of angles not accessible from earth. This is the first step in deriving the photometric function of the surface. Combining the topography based on stereo tie points with the photometry in an iterative procedure will disclose details of the surface morphology at considerably smaller scales than the pixel scale. The 7 color filters are well positioned to provide information on the spectral slope in the visible, the depth of the strong pyroxene absorption band, and their variability over the surface. Cross calibration with the VIR spectrometer that extends into the near IR will provide detailed maps of Vesta s surface mineralogy and physical properties. Georeferencing all these observation will result in a coherent and unique data set. During Dawn s approach and capture FC has already demonstrated its performance. The strong variation observed by the Hubble Space Telescope can now be correlated with surface units and features. We will report on results obtained from images taken during survey mode covering the whole illuminated surface. Vesta is a planet-like differentiated body, but its surface

  13. 基于博弈论的复杂产品系统技术创新联盟信任机制分析%Analysis on the Trust Mechanism in Complex Product System Technology Innovation Alliance Based on Game Theory

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    李煜华; 柳朝; 胡瑶瑛

    2011-01-01

    Technology innovation alliance is of great competitive advantage. It is very necessary for complex product system innovation because its innovation activities need the cooperation between different enterprises due to the high risk, high investment and high tech. Trust mechanism is the important motive force of the formation and development of technology innovation alliance, and it is the important way to improve the stability of complex product system technology innovation alliance. By analyzing the one shot game and repeated games between enterprises in the alliance, the paper uses game theory and explains the formation mechanism of the trust mechanism in the complex product system innovation alliance. Then the paper constructs the game model of the trust mechanism in alliance under the outside effects through introducing external mechanisms such as legal, reputation and emotions. At last the paper proposes the countermeasure of trust mechanism to improve the stability of complex product system technology innovation alliance.%技术创新联盟具有极大的竞争优势.由于复杂产品系统创新活动的高风险、高投入以及高技术特点,其创新活动需要不同企业之间的合作,因此,技术创新联盟就显得十分必要.而信任机制是技术创新联盟形成与发展的重要动力,是提高复杂产品技术创新联盟稳定性的重要途径.运用博弈论方法,通过对联盟内企业间一次性博弈和重复博弈的分析,阐释了复杂产品技术创新联盟中信任机制的形成机理.基于此,引入法律、信誉和情感等外部作用因素,构建了建立外部作用约束下的复杂产品技术创新联盟企业之间的信任机制博弈模型,提出了建立联盟信任关系的对策.

  14. Origin of Dark Material on VESTA from DAWN FC Data: Remnant Carbonaceous Chondrite Impators

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    Reddy, V.; LeCorre, L.; Nathues, A.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Cloutis, E. A.; OBrien, D. P.; Durda, D. D.; Bottke, W. F.; Buczkowski, D.; Scully, J. E. C.; Palmer, E. M.; Sierks, H.; Mann, P. J.; Becker, K. J.; Beck, A. W.; Li, Y-Y.; Gaskell, R.; Russell, C. T.; Gaffey, M. J.; McSween, H. Y.; McCord, T. B.; Combe, J.-P.; Blewett, D.

    2012-01-01

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around asteroid (4) Vesta in July 2011 for a yearlong mapping orbit. The surface of Vesta as imaged by the Dawn Framing Camera (FC) revealed a surface that is unlike any asteroid we have visited so far with a spacecraft. Albedo and color variations on Vesta are the most diverse in the asteroid belt with a majority of these linked to distinct compositional units on the asteroid s surface. FC discovered dark material on Vesta. These low albedo surface features were first observed during Rotational Characterization 3 phase at a resolution of approx. 487 m/pixel. Here we explore the composition and possible meteoritical analogs for the dark material on Vesta.

  15. Dawn Orbit Determination Team: Trajectory and Gravity Prediction Performance During Vesta Science Phases

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    Kennedy, Brian; Abrahamson, Matt; Ardito, Alessandro; Han, Dongsuk; Haw, Robert; Mastrodemos, Nicholas; Nandi, Sumita; Park, Ryan; Rush, Brian; Vaughan, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    The Dawn spacecraft was launched on September 27th, 2007. Its mission is to consecutively rendezvous with and observe the two largest bodies in the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. It has already completed over a year's worth of direct observations of Vesta (spanning from early 2011 through late 2012) and is currently on a cruise trajectory to Ceres, where it will begin scientific observations in mid-2015. Achieving this data collection required careful planning and execution from all spacecraft teams. Dawn's Orbit Determination (OD) team was tasked with accurately predicting the trajectory of the Dawn spacecraft during the Vesta science phases, and also determining the parameters of Vesta to support future science orbit design. The future orbits included the upcoming science phase orbits as well as the transfer orbits between science phases. In all, five science phases were executed at Vesta, and this paper will describe some of the OD team contributions to the planning and execution of those phases.

  16. Dawn Orbit Determination Team: Trajectory and Gravity Prediction Performance During Vesta Science Phases

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    Kennedy, Brian; Abrahamson, Matt; Ardito, Alessandro; Han, Dongsuk; Haw, Robert; Mastrodemos, Nicholas; Nandi, Sumita; Park, Ryan; Rush, Brian; Vaughan, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    The Dawn spacecraft was launched on September 27th, 2007. Its mission is to consecutively rendezvous with and observe the two largest bodies in the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. It has already completed over a year's worth of direct observations of Vesta (spanning from early 2011 through late 2012) and is currently on a cruise trajectory to Ceres, where it will begin scientific observations in mid-2015. Achieving this data collection required careful planning and execution from all spacecraft teams. Dawn's Orbit Determination (OD) team was tasked with accurately predicting the trajectory of the Dawn spacecraft during the Vesta science phases, and also determining the parameters of Vesta to support future science orbit design. The future orbits included the upcoming science phase orbits as well as the transfer orbits between science phases. In all, five science phases were executed at Vesta, and this paper will describe some of the OD team contributions to the planning and execution of those phases.

  17. [The therapeutic alliance in internet-based therapy procedures: an overview].

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    Klasen, M; Knaevelsrud, C; Böttche, M

    2013-07-01

    There has been an increased use of modern information and communication technology in healthcare services in recent years; however, little is yet known about the nature of the therapeutic alliance in internet-based interventions. This review aims to give a systematic overview of controlled evaluation studies with a focus on the nature and impact of the therapeutic alliance in internet-based interventions available to date. The results of internet-based randomized controlled trials indicate that a positive therapeutic alliance can be established regardless of the medium of communication. The therapeutic alliance was rated equally satisfying as in conventional face-to-face therapy.

  18. TinyOS Alliance Structure

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    Bonnet, Philippe; Culler, David; Estrin, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    This memo describes the goals and organization structure of the TinyOS Alliance. It covers membership, the working group forums for contribution, intellectual property, source licensing, and the TinyOS Steering Committee (TSC).......This memo describes the goals and organization structure of the TinyOS Alliance. It covers membership, the working group forums for contribution, intellectual property, source licensing, and the TinyOS Steering Committee (TSC)....

  19. 基于演化博弈的产业联盟组织间学习机制分析研究--以3D 打印技术产业为例%Mechanism Research of Inter -organizational Learning in Industry Alliance Based on Evolutionary Game-Exemplified by the 3D Printing Technology Industry

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    高群; 郑家霖

    2016-01-01

    Based on the situation of 3D printing technology industry,the article makes a research on inter -organizational learning mechanism of the 3D printing technology industry alliance.Firstly,through the evolutionary game,the article ana-lyze the intrinsic mechanism and dynamic evolutionary process of inter -organizational learning behavior in 3D printing technology industry alliance.Then,in terms of the trust relationship between enterprises in industry alliance and strategic selection trend,the article discusses the evolution path of the inter -organizational learning mechanism in industry alliance, which provides reference to enterprises who develop correct inter -organizational learning strategies and helps to establish inter organization learning mechanism in industry alliance.%以3D 打印技术产业现状为基点,对3D 打印技术产业联盟组织间学习机制进行研究。首先通过演化博弈分析3D 打印技术产业联盟组织间学习行为的内在机制及其动态演化过程;其次立足盟员企业间信任关系与策略选择趋向的角度探讨产业联盟组织间学习机制演化路径,为盟员企业制定正确的组织间学习策略提供参考,同时有助于产业联盟组织间学习机制的建立。

  20. 产业技术创新联盟防“道德风险”激励机制设计%Motivation Mechanism Prevent Moral Hazard in Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    赵明霞; 李常洪

    2015-01-01

    产业技术创新联盟是中国近年来新出现的一种合作创新组织,其本质是一个合伙型自主工作团队,成员之间互为委托代理关系。运用合作博弈模型,从利益分配角度设计产业技术创新联盟防风险厌恶型成员“道德风险”的相互激励机制。可得出结论:提高联盟产出基数、降低联盟运行成本基数、提高成员产出分享比例,可激励其更加积极努力地投入联盟技术创新活动中。成员的努力程度提高,其个体效用和联盟总福利呈先增后减的趋势,其努力程度会保持在一个适当水平。而针对具有不同风险规避度的联盟成员,其个体效用和联盟总福利则会随着产出分享比例不同而呈现不同的变化趋势。对于风险规避度越高的成员,增加产出分享比例对其效用的边际贡献越小。%The Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance ( ITISA) is a new kind of cooperative innova-tion organization appeared in China in recent years.It’ s essentially a partnership autonomous project team for tech-nology innovation.The relationships among the members are mutual principal-agent.The motivation mechanism prevent multilateral moral hazard of risk reverse members in the ITISA are discussed by cooperative game model.It concludes:the member will participate in the technological innovation more actively with higher output share pro-portion, higher production base and lower operation cost base of the alliance.But the individual utility of the mem-ber and alliance general welfare will increase first and then decrease with the increase of the member’ s effort.They will present different trends with the sharing ratio of output since the members have different risk aversion degree. To the member with higher risk aversion degree, the marginal Contribution of the output share proportion of utility will be less.

  1. The winning alliance

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2012-01-01

    The ICTR-PHE 2012 conference, which closed its doors today after five busy days, sealed the alliance between the physics and medical communities. We have come a long way since 1977, when physicist David Townsend took the first PET images of a small mouse. Today, physicists are developing new detector techniques that medical doctors can transfer to the clinic in fields that are no longer confined to cancer treatment. Several powerful and innovative solutions for better healthcare are on their way.   An overwhelming number of proposals for improving virtually all aspects of cancer treatment was presented at the ICTR-PHE 2012: from new detectors and read-out solutions for implementation in the next generation of imaging instrumentation to accelerator-based facilities for the production of new isotopes for use both as radio-tracers and as drugs. And this is not all, because the issues that were discussed at the joint conference also included new uses of enhanced PET-CT imaging for cardiovascular...

  2. A calculating alliance.

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    Alanis, M; Sippel, S

    1999-01-01

    This article discusses the effects of the alliance between the Church and the Argentine state on women's reproductive rights. Several commentators have criticized how President Carlos Menem used the campaign against abortion for his own political interest. He issued a presidential decree on antiabortion campaign--the Day of the Unborn Child. This decree was announced on December 8, 1998, and the day of observance is March 25 of every coming year. Although the Argentine government does not have a law that explicitly regulates family planning method for the last two decades, many Argentines find the action of the president selfish. The initiation of this presidential decree was the culmination of Menem's manipulation of church and state to secure clerical support for his political regime. Even if statistics is providing him with data concerning the effects of unclear reproductive health laws, he and the church still has chosen not to focus on reproductive rights exclusively, but have concerned themselves primarily with other social and economic issues. While Menem uses the Vatican's pro-life rhetoric and his presidential power to protect fetal life, Argentines will have to contend with the existing Menem policies, which compromise the health of women and children.

  3. Discovering Valuable Growth Opportunities: An Analysis of Equity Alliances with IPO Firms

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    J.J. Reuer (Jeffrey); T.W. Tong (Tony)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractFirms often use alliances to access external resources and explore new market or technological opportunities, yet they also can face obstacles to discovering these opportunities in the first place. In this paper, we examine how firms can overcome these obstacles and form equity alliances

  4. 集群与联盟、网络与竞合:国家级扬州经济技术开发区产业创新升级研究%Cluster and Alliance, Network and Co-competition: Study on Industrial Innovation and Upgrading in National Yangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone

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    连远强

    2013-01-01

    集群与联盟耦合而成的相互依存的网络与竞合统一体,可促进产业集群价值链整体的增值与转型升级.在集群与联盟、网络与竞合视角下,就扬州经济技术开发区进行相应的案例分析,重点分析了扬州经济技术开发区如何通过集群与联盟的耦合推动产业创新升级、提升区域产业经济的核心竞争力.研究认为,集群与联盟的耦合发展是推动区域产业创新体系建设和区域经济发展的有效载体.%On the basis of discussing the coupling mechanism between industrial cluster and strategic alliance, this paper thoroughly discussed the coupling effects of strategic objectives integration and convergent, market collaborative competing, economies of scale, scope and speed, knowledge integration and innovation and so on. Yangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone is a typical successful industrial innovation and upgrading cases through coupling between cluster and alliance. Taking cluster and alliance, network and co-competing as a perspective, this paper focused on case analysis of how to promote industrial innovation and upgrading throng coupling development between cluster and alliance, and how to enhance core competitiveness of regional industrial economic in Yangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. Finally, it was proposed that the coupling development of cluster and alliance is an effective carrier to promote regional industrial innovation system construction and regional economic development.

  5. 产业技术创新战略联盟成员企业之间的博弈%The Game Among Member Enterprises of the Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    马秀梅; 秦远建

    2012-01-01

    主要基于博弈论的视角,针对当前产业技术创新战略联盟内成员企业之间的关系问题进行研究。通过建立基本假设,构建企业之间的博弈决策树,同时建立完全信息条件和不完全信息条件下的静态博弈模型,寻找纳什均衡解。在博弈求解的过程中,揭示成员企业信任机制的核心问题,发现解决成员企业互信合作问题的机制和方法。%This article studies the relationship between the members enterprise of current industry technology innovation strategic alliance, based on the perspective of game theory. Through the establishment of basic assumptions, building a game decision trees between the enterprises, while establishing static game model under the conditions of perfect information and imperfect information, the paper finds the Nash equilibrium solution. In in the process of solving the game, the article reveals the core issues of trust mechanism of member enterprises, and finds the mechanisms and methods solving the problem of mutual trust and cooperation of member enterprises.

  6. Chlorine and hydrogen degassing in Vesta's magma ocean

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    Sarafian, Adam R.; John, Timm; Roszjar, Julia; Whitehouse, Martin J.

    2017-02-01

    The hydrophilic nature of halogens makes these elements ideal for probing potential hydrous geologic processes. Generally, in magmatic settings the stable isotopes of Cl may fractionate when H is in low concentrations and little fractionation occurs when the H concentration is high. We determined the Cl isotope composition and halogen content (F, Cl, Br, and I) of apatite and merrillite in seven basaltic eucrites, which are meteorites linked to the asteroid 4-Vesta, by using secondary ion mass spectrometry. We compare our halogen results with H isotope data, existing bulk rock concentrations, and petrologic models. The inferred Cl isotope composition of eucrites from this study, expressed in standard δ37 Cl notation, which ranges from -3.8 to 7.7‰, correlates with the bulk major- and trace-element content, e.g., the Cl isotope composition positively correlates with Mg and Sc, while Cl isotope composition negatively correlates with K, V, and Cr. Here we suggest that eucrites preserve evidence of a degassing magma ocean as evidenced by the decreasing bulk rock K content with increasing δ37 Cl . If the eucrite parent body, 4-Vesta, accreted with a negative δ37 Cl of - 3.8 ± 1.1 ‰, at least some parts of the solar nebula would have been isotopically light compared to most estimates of the Earth, which on average is close to 0‰.

  7. Moon Search Algorithms for NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Vesta

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    Memarsadeghi, Nargess; Mcfadden, Lucy A.; Skillman, David R.; McLean, Brian; Mutchler, Max; Carsenty, Uri; Palmer, Eric E.

    2012-01-01

    A moon or natural satellite is a celestial body that orbits a planetary body such as a planet, dwarf planet, or an asteroid. Scientists seek understanding the origin and evolution of our solar system by studying moons of these bodies. Additionally, searches for satellites of planetary bodies can be important to protect the safety of a spacecraft as it approaches or orbits a planetary body. If a satellite of a celestial body is found, the mass of that body can also be calculated once its orbit is determined. Ensuring the Dawn spacecraft's safety on its mission to the asteroid Vesta primarily motivated the work of Dawn's Satellite Working Group (SWG) in summer of 2011. Dawn mission scientists and engineers utilized various computational tools and techniques for Vesta's satellite search. The objectives of this paper are to 1) introduce the natural satellite search problem, 2) present the computational challenges, approaches, and tools used when addressing this problem, and 3) describe applications of various image processing and computational algorithms for performing satellite searches to the electronic imaging and computer science community. Furthermore, we hope that this communication would enable Dawn mission scientists to improve their satellite search algorithms and tools and be better prepared for performing the same investigation in 2015, when the spacecraft is scheduled to approach and orbit the dwarf planet Ceres.

  8. DAWN'S Operations in Cruise from Vesta to Ceres

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    Rayman, Marc D.; Mase, Robert A.

    2013-01-01

    On 5 September 2012, Dawn concluded its successful exploration of Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt. The spacecraft departed after 14 months in orbit and is now using its ion propulsion system to travel to dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive main-belt asteroid. The principal activity now is thrusting with the ion propulsion system to provide the 3.4 km/s required to rendezvous with Ceres early in 2015. Because two of the four reaction wheels have experienced faults and are likely unrecoverable, a substantial effort has been invested in preparing for Ceres operations with alternate attitude control methods. The project has engaged in an intensive campaign to reduce hydrazine expenditures, which has resulted in a significant increase in the hydrazine expected to be available for Ceres. Based on this work, studies provide good confidence that the required activities at Ceres can be completed. This paper describes post-Vesta operations, including measures taken to conserve hydrazine as well as other preparations for Ceres.

  9. Differentiation of Vesta: Implications for a shallow magma ocean

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    Neumann, Wladimir; Spohn, Tilman

    2014-01-01

    The Dawn mission confirms predictions that the asteroid 4 Vesta is differentiated with an iron-rich core, a silicate mantle and a basaltic crust, and confirms Vesta as the parent body of the HED meteorites. To better understand its early evolution, we perform numerical calculations of the thermo-chemical evolution adopting new data obtained by the Dawn mission such as mass, bulk density and size of the asteroid. We have expanded the model of Neumann et al. (2012) that includes accretion, compaction, melting and associated changes of material properties and partitioning of 26Al, advective heat transport, and differentiation by porous flow, to include convection and effective cooling in a magma ocean. Depending on the melt fraction, the heat transport by melt segregation is modelled either by porous flow or by convection and heat flux of a magma ocean with a high effective thermal conductivity. We show that partitioning of 26Al and its transport with the silicate melt is crucial for the formation of a magma oce...

  10. The Opposition Effect of the Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Hasegawa, Sunao; Tokimasa, Noritaka; Sogame, Akito; Ibrahimov, Mansur A; Yoshida, Fumi; Ozaki, Shinobu; Abe, Masanao; Ishiguro, Masateru; Kuroda, Daisuke

    2014-01-01

    We present the results of photometric observations carried out with four small telescopes of the asteroid 4 Vesta in the $B$, $R_{\\rm C}$, and $z'$ bands at a minimum phase angle of 0.1 $\\timeform{D}$. The magnitudes, reduced to unit distance and zero phase angle, were $M_{B}(1, 1, 0) = 3.83 \\pm 0.01, M_{R_{\\rm C}}(1, 1, 0) = 2.67 \\pm 0.01$, and $M_{z'}(1, 1, 0) = 3.03 \\pm 0.01$ mag. The absolute magnitude obtained from the IAU $H$--$G$ function is $\\sim$0.1 mag darker than the magnitude at a phase angle of 0$\\timeform{D}$ determined from the Shevchenko function and Hapke models with the coherent backscattering effect term. Our photometric measurements allowed us to derive geometric albedos of 0.35 in the $B$ band, 0.41 in the $R_{\\rm C}$ band, and 0.31 in the $z'$ bands by using the Hapke model with the coherent backscattering effect term. Using the Hapke model, the porosity of the optically active regolith on Vesta was estimated to be $\\rho$ = 0.4--0.7, yielding the bluk density of 0.9--2.0 $\\times$ $10^3$ ...

  11. Delivery of Dark Material to Vesta via Carbonaceous Chondritic Impacts

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    Reddy, Vishnu; O'Brien, David P; Nathues, Andreas; Cloutis, Edward A; Durda, Daniel D; Bottke, William F; Bhatt, Megha U; Nesvorny, David; Buczkowski, Debra; Scully, Jennifer E C; Palmer, Elizabeth M; Sierks, Holger; Mann, Paul J; Becker, Kris J; Beck, Andrew W; Mittlefehldt, David; Li, Jian-Yang; Gaskell, Robert; Russell, Christopher T; Gaffey, Michael J; McSween, Harry Y; McCord, Thomas B; Combe, Jean-Philippe; Blewett, David

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    NASA's Dawn spacecraft observations of asteroid (4) Vesta reveal a surface with the highest albedo and color variation of any asteroid we have observed so far. Terrains rich in low albedo dark material (DM) have been identified using Dawn Framing Camera (FC) 0.75 {\\mu}m filter images in several geologic settings: associated with impact craters (in the ejecta blanket material and/or on the crater walls and rims); as flow-like deposits or rays commonly associated with topographic highs; and as dark spots (likely secondary impacts) nearby impact craters. This DM could be a relic of ancient volcanic activity or exogenic in origin. We report that the majority of the spectra of DM are similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites mixed with materials indigenous to Vesta. Using high-resolution seven color images we compared DM color properties (albedo, band depth) with laboratory measurements of possible analog materials. Band depth and albedo of DM are identical to those of carbonaceous chondrite xenolith-rich howar...

  12. 标准联盟主导企业标准创新对成员企业的影响--研发投入强度、技术距离与超常收益%The Influence of Dominant Firm’s Standard Innovation on Member Firms in a Standard Alliance:R & D Intensity,Technological Distance and Abnormal Return

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    王硕; 杨蕙馨; 王军

    2015-01-01

    建立标准联盟是企业参与标准竞争的重要战略手段。本文以“开放手机联盟”为研究对象,通过事件研究法和多元回归法研究手机操作系统主导企业谷歌公司2010—2012年安卓(Android)系统重大技术升级对联盟成员企业产生的异质性影响,重点从成员企业角度探讨成员企业研发投入强度和技术距离在此过程中的作用。研究表明,联盟内不同类型的企业在主导企业对技术标准进行创新的过程中受到不一致的影响,成员企业研发投入强度与超常收益之间存在显著负向关系;技术距离以 U 型方式调节投入强度对超常收益的负向影响强度。%Establishing standards alliance is an important strategy for the enterprises to participate standards competition.The sample of this paper consists of panel data for the member companies of “open handset alliance”(OHA) from 2010 to 2012.Using event study and MLR,the paper observes the heterogeneous influence of Android system’s major updates launched by the dominant company of OHA—Google inc.—during these three years on other members,and especially explores the function of both R&D intensity and technological distances between the members and the dominant companies in the process.The results show that the respective R&D intensity has a negative effect on abnormal return. Moreover,technological distance moderates the effect of the R&D intensity on abnormal return in a U-curvilinear way.

  13. Crater Retention Ages from (4) Vesta Matching Independent Ar-Ar Ages of HED Meteorites

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    Schmedemann, Nico; Kneissl, Thomas; Ivanov, Boris A.; Michael, Gregory G.; Neukum, Gerhard; Nathues, Andreas; Sierks, Holger; Wagner, Roland; Krohn, Katrin; Le Corre, Lucille; Reddy, Vishnu; Ruesch, Ottaviano; Hiesinger, Harald; Jaumann, Ralf; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2013-04-01

    .054/-0.087) Ga and 3.63 (+0.058/-0.096) Ga. We also find seismic (miniscule ejecta blanket from Rheasilvia) resurfacing events in the time frame of ~3.56 to ~3.59 Ga at several areas in the northern hemisphere, indicative for a major seismic activity probably connected to the Rheasilvia formation. An antipodal activity is also suggested by hydrocode modeling [9]. By summation of age probability curves of measurements we link to the Rheasilvia formation, we find 3.58 (+0.07/-0.12) Ga. Using a similar attempt we find 3.75 (+0.05/-0.21) Ga for the Veneneia formation. Both crater retention ages correspond within the error bars with prominent peaks of independent Ar-Ar ages of Vesta related HED meteorites [10]. Acknowledgement: This work has been supported by the German Space Agency (DLR) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, grants 50OW1101(NS,TK), 50QM1001 (GM) and 50OW1102 (OR,HH). References: [1] Russell et al. (2007): Advances in Space Research 40(2): pp193-201, 2007. [2] Neukum and Ivanov: In: Gehrels T (ed) "Hazards due to comets and asteroids". University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 359-416, 1994. [3] O'Brien and Greenberg (2005): Icarus 178(1): 179-212. [4] Nesvorny et al. (2009): Icarus 200(2): 698-701. [5] Ivanov (2001): Chronology and Evolution of Mars 96, 87-104, 2001. [6] Schmedemann et al. (2012): 43.LPSC, The Woodlands, #1659. [7] Morbidelli et al. (2003): Icarus 162, 328-336. [8] Marchi et al. (2012): Science 336, 690. [9] Bowling et al. (2012): 75th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 2012, Cairns, Australia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplement, id.5256. [10] Bogard, D. D. (2011): Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, vol. 71, issue 3: 207-226.

  14. The STARS Alliance: Viable Strategies for Broadening Participation in Computing

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    Dahlberg, Teresa; Barnes, Tiffany; Buch, Kim; Rorrer, Audrey

    2011-01-01

    The Students and Technology in Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Alliance is a nationally-connected system of regional partnerships among higher education, K-12 schools, industry and the community with a mission to broaden the participation of women, under-represented minorities and persons with disabilities in computing (BPC). Each regional…

  15. An Annotated Bibliography of Studies and Reports Produced by the Advanced Decision Architectures Consortium of the Collaborative Technology Alliance from 2001 to 2010

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    Society Conference. Denver, CO. Jones, L. A., & Nakamura, M. (2003). Haptic Displays: The Tactile Vest. In Proceedings of Collaborative Technology...Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI’02). Pittsburgh, PA. Nakamura, M., & Jones, L. (2003). An Actuator for the Tactile Vest - a Torso-Based Haptic Device. In... Tactile Displays. In Proceedings of IEEE Proceedings of the Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, 33-39

  16. Dawn at Vesta: An overview after the Dawn mission

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    Zambon, Francesca

    2016-07-01

    Vesta, the second largest object in the main asteroid belt of our Solar System, was explored by the Dawn mission for over a year [1, 2]. Dawn is equipped with the Framing Camera (FC) [3], which provides geological and compositional analysis, the Visible and InfraRed (VIR) mapping spectrometer [4], which allowed a comprehensive mineralogical mapping of the surface, and the Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) [5], which reveals the elemental composition. A wealth of data acquired by these three instruments allowed for improving the knowledge on the surface and near-surface properties of Vesta. Dawn covered a large fraction of Vesta' surface. Dawn's mission at Vesta has been divided into four different phases based on the spacecraft altitude [1], which resulted in a variety of pixel resolutions, reaching down to ~70 m/pixel for VIR and ~25 m/pixel for the FC. Pyroxene absorptions are the most prominent visible-to-near infrared spectral features of Vesta [6]. The overall mineralogy is consistent with howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites [7, 8]. More specifically, VIR spectra, acquired in the overall range 0.25-5.1 μm at spatial scales ranging from tens of meters to tens of kilometers, are consistent with a surface covered by a howardite-like regolith containing various proportions of eucrite and diogenite at different locations [9, 10]. Diogenite shows up in localized regions and mostly occurs in the southern polar region within the Rheasilvia impact basin [10]. Lithologies other than HEDs were indeed revealed by VIR spectra at the local scale. Olivine-rich deposits have been detected in Bellicia and Arruntia craters as well as in a limited number of other sites [11, 12, 13], while a large number of bright [14] and dark units [15, 16, 17] overlay Vesta'surface. Spectrally distinct, eucrite-rich ejecta have been observed in the Oppia and Octavia ejecta, interpreted to be glassy impact melt [18, 19]. VIR spectral analysis highlights a shallow 2.8-μm band

  17. Vesta spatial energy model for the built environment. Data and methods; Vesta ruimtelijk energiemodel voor de gebouwde omgeving. Data en methoden

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    Van den Wijngaart, R.A.; Folkert, R.J.M.

    2012-04-15

    Vesta is a spatial energy model for the built environment which calculates the energy consumption and CO2 emissions for the built environment. First, attention is paid to the data and methods of spatial data on the existing and future housing stock, commercial buildings and horticulture areas. Next, the energy indicators are discussed for calculation of the energy demand. Subsequently, energy and cost data for building measures and area measures such as waste heat, geothermal heat and cold and heat storage (TES). Also, the socio-economic characteristics of residents and the business-economic characteristics of the utility and horticulture sectors as used for selections in the Vesta model are discussed. Finally, results of the model are compared with national energy measurements [Dutch] In dit rapport worden de data en methoden besproken die zijn gebruikt voor het ruimtelijk energiemodel Vesta. Vesta is een ruimtelijk energiemodel voor de gebouwde omgeving en berekent het energiegebruik en de CO2-uitstoot voor de gebouwde omgeving. Allereerst wordt aandacht besteed aan de data en methoden van ruimtelijke gegevens over de bestaande en toekomstige voorraad woningen, utiliteitsgebouwen en glastuinbouwarealen. Daarna worden de energiekentallen besproken voor het berekenen van de energievraag. Vervolgens presenteren we de energie- en kostengegevens voor gebouwmaatregelen en gebiedsmaatregelen als restwarmte, geothermie en warmtekoudeopslag (WKO). Ook gaan we in op de sociaaleconomische karakteristieken van bewoners en de bedrijfseconomische karakteristieken van de sectoren utiliteit en glastuinbouw zoals gebruikt voor selecties in Vesta. Tot slot vergelijken we de uitkomsten van het model met landelijke metingen voor energie.

  18. Making strategic alliances work: how royal Philips tries to build alliance capability

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    Bell, J.H.J.; Singh, H.; Kale, P.

    2010-01-01

    Alliances are essential part of the strategy of many companies. Companies that have a well developed, organization-wide alliance capability could have more favourable alliance success rates. Yet, not so many companies have developed such world-class alliance capabilities. In this paper, we highlight

  19. Antipodal Terrains Created by the Rheasilvia Impact on Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Bowling, T. J.; Johnson, B. C.; Melosh, H. J.; Ivanov, B. A.; O'Brien, D. P.; Gaskell, R.; Marchi, S.

    2013-08-01

    The Rheasilvia Impact on 4 Vesta was sufficiently large to have caused terrain disruption at the impact antipode. We simulate this event, investigate which internal parameters of the target body control deformation, and compare to Dawn observations.

  20. Lithologic Mapping of HED Terrains on Vesta using Dawn Framing Camera Color Data

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    Thangjam, Guneshwar Singh; Corre, Lucille Le; Nathues, Andreas; Sierks, Holger; Hiesinger, Harald; Li, Jian-Yang; Sanchez, Juan A; Russell, Christopher T; Gaskell, Robert; Raymond, Carol

    2013-01-01

    The surface composition of Vesta, the most massive intact basaltic object in the asteroid belt, is interesting because it provides us with an insight into magmatic differentiation of planetesimals that eventually coalesced to form the terrestrial planets. The distribution of lithologic and compositional units on the surface of Vesta provides important constraints on its petrologic evolution, impact history and its relationship with Vestoids and howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites. Using color parameters (band tilt and band curvature) originally developed for analyzing lunar data, we have identified and mapped HED terrains on Vesta in Dawn Framing Camera (FC) color data. The average color spectrum of Vesta is identical to that of howardite regions, suggesting an extensive mixing of surface regolith due to impact gardening over the course of solar system history. Our results confirm the hemispherical dichotomy (east-west and north-south) in albedo/color/composition that has been observed by earlier stu...

  1. Chaotic diffusion of the Vesta family induced by close encounters with massive asteroids

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    Delisle, J -B

    2011-01-01

    We numerically estimate the semi-major axis chaotic diffusion of the Vesta family asteroids induced by close encounters with 11 massive main belt asteroids : (1) Ceres, (2) Pallas, (3) Juno, (4) Vesta, (7) Iris, (10) Hygiea, (15) Eunomia, (19) Fortuna, (324) Bamberga, (532) Herculina, (704) Interamnia. We find that most of the diffusion is due to Ceres and Vesta. By extrapolating our results, we are able to constrain the global effect of close encounters with all the main belt asteroids. A comparison of this drift estimate with the one expected for the Yarkovsky effect shows that for asteroids whose diameter is larger than about 40 km, close encounters dominate the Yarkovsky effect. Overall, our findings confirm the standard scenario for the history of the Vesta family.

  2. Thermal Analysis of Unusual Local-scale Features on the Surface of Vesta

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    Tosi, F.; Capria, M. T.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Capaccioni, F.; Palomba, E.; Zambon, F.; Ammannito, E.; Blewett, D. T.; Combe, J.-Ph.; Denevi, B. W.; Li, J.-Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Palmer, E.; Sunshine, J. M.; Titus, T. N.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

    2013-01-01

    At 525 km in mean diameter, Vesta is the second-most massive object in the main asteroid belt of our Solar System. At all scales, pyroxene absorptions are the most prominent spectral features on Vesta and overall, Vesta mineralogy indicates a complex magmatic evolution that led to a differentiated crust and mantle [1]. The thermal behavior of areas of unusual albedo seen on the surface at the local scale can be related to physical properties that can provide information about the origin of those materials. Dawn's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR) [2] hyperspectral images are routinely used, by means of temperature-retrieval algorithms, to compute surface temperatures along with spectral emissivities. Here we present temperature maps of several local-scale features of Vesta that were observed by Dawn under different illumination conditions and different local solar times.

  3. Comparing Dawn, Hubble Space Telescope, and Ground-Based Interpretations of (4) Vesta

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    Reddy, Vishnu; Corre, Lucille Le; Scully, Jennifer E C; Gaskell, Robert; Russell, Christopher T; Park, Ryan S; Nathues, Andreas; Raymond, Carol; Gaffey, Michael J; Sierks, Holger; Becker, Kris J; McFadden, Lucy A

    2013-01-01

    Observations of asteroid 4 Vesta by NASA's Dawn spacecraft are interesting because its surface has the largest range of albedo, color and composition of any other asteroid visited by spacecraft to date. These hemispherical and rotational variations in surface brightness and composition have been attributed to impact processes since Vesta's formation. Prior to Dawn's arrival at Vesta, its surface properties were the focus of intense telescopic investigations for nearly a hundred years. Ground-based photometric and spectroscopic observations first revealed these variations followed later by those using Hubble Space Telescope. Here we compare interpretations of Vesta's rotation period, pole, albedo, topographic, color, and compositional properties from ground-based telescopes and HST with those from Dawn. Rotational spectral variations observed from ground-based studies are also consistent with those observed by Dawn. While the interpretation of some of these features was tenuous from past data, the interpretati...

  4. Global Surface Modification of Asteroid 4 Vesta Following the Rheasilvia Impact

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    Bowling, Timothy J.

    2015-06-01

    4 Vesta, the second most massive asteroid in the Solar System, was the recent target of NASA's Dawn mission, which spent many months orbiting and analyzing the body. A geologically young (~1 Ga) giant impact basin, Rheasilvia, which has a diameter nearly equal to that of Vesta, dominates Vesta's southern hemisphere. In addition to opening a massive crater, the impact that formed the Rheasilvia basin produced a shockwave that was sufficiently strong to modify Vesta's surface morphology on a nearly global scale. Like a small planet, Vesta is internally differentiated, with an iron core, an ultramafic mantle, and a mafic crust. Because the speed of sound in the core is lower than in the mantle, the core acts like a convex lens to the shockwave emanating from the Rheasilvia forming impact, focusing stresses to the antipode and disrupting terrain there. We investigate the amount of deformation expected at the Rheasilvian antipode using numerical models of sufficient resolution to directly observe terrain modification and material displacements following the arrival of impact stresses. We find that the magnitude and mode of deformation expected at the impact antipode is strongly x dependent on both the sound speed and porosity of Vesta's mantle, as well as the strength of the Vestan core. Observations by the Dawn spacecraft cannot provide definitive evidence that large amounts of deformation occurred at the Rheasilvia antipode, largely due to the presence of younger large impact craters in the region. However, a deficiency of small craters near the antipodal point suggests that some degree of deformation did occur. A set of prominent linear grooves, interpreted as a graben system named 'Divalia Fossae', circle much of Vesta's equator and have been spatially correlated with the Rheasilvia basin. Using numerical impact models, we show that the crust of Vesta in the region where the Fossae are located undergoes considerable extension following the passage of the Rheasilvia

  5. Comparing Vesta's Surface Roughness to the Moon Using Bistatic Radar Observations by the Dawn Mission

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    Palmer, E. M.; Heggy, E.; Kofman, W. W.; Moghaddam, M.

    2015-12-01

    The first orbital bistatic radar (BSR) observations of a small body have been conducted opportunistically by NASA's Dawn spacecraft at Asteroid Vesta using the telecommunications antenna aboard Dawn to transmit and the Deep Space Network 70-meter antennas on Earth to receive. Dawn's high-gain communications antenna continuously transmitted right-hand circularly polarized radio waves (4-cm wavelength), and due to the opportunistic nature of the experiment, remained in a fixed orientation pointed toward Earth throughout each BSR observation. As a consequence, Dawn's transmitted radio waves scattered from Vesta's surface just before and after each occultation of the Dawn spacecraft behind Vesta, resulting in surface echoes at highly oblique incidence angles of greater than 85 degrees, and a small Doppler shift of ~2 Hz between the carrier signal and surface echoes from Vesta. We analyze the power and Doppler spreading of Vesta's surface echoes to assess surface roughness, and find that Vesta's area-normalized radar cross section ranges from -8 to -17 dB, which is notably much stronger than backscatter radar cross section values reported for the Moon's limbs (-20 to -35 dB). However, our measurements correspond to the forward scattering regime--such that at high incidence, radar waves are expected to scatter more weakly from a rough surface in the backscatter direction than that which is scattered forward. Using scattering models of rough surfaces observed at high incidence, we report on the relative roughness of Vesta's surface as compared to the Moon and icy Galilean satellites. Through this, we assess the dominant processes that have influenced Vesta's surface roughness at centimeter and decimeter scales, which are in turn applicable to assisting future landing, sampling and orbital missions of other small bodies.

  6. Alliance in Oil And Gas Projects - A Case Study of Alliance in Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA

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    Stordal, Sebastian Svanevik; Barsauskaite, Jone

    2016-01-01

    This master thesis covers an increasingly popular topic within the project management. The thesis aims to present how working in an alliance improves oil and gas projects. This was done by studying answering three research questions: (1) Why do organizations use alliance? (2) What are the hard elements of alliance and how they are applied? (3) How can the hard alliance elements realize benefits in soft aspects of alliance? We performed a qualitative case study, which included in-depth intervi...

  7. Vestas and the Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico

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    Ramirez, Jacobo

    2014-01-01

    be analysed taking into consideration different perspectives, such as: 1) social movements, 2) development, 3) business models, 4) international business, 5) institutions and governance, and 6) corporate social responsibility. An additional angel that could be considered is the communication process......Vestas was to start delivering 132 V90-3.0 megawatt (MW) turbines in the second quarter of 2012. The turbines were to be installed in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, a southern state in Mexico. However, on 17 October 2012, Vestas’s deliveries were put on hold when social organisations...... in Mexico and were among the most experienced wind developers in the world, 'their capitalist model' failed to take into account, 'the spiritual and social ties between the indigenous rural communities and the land'. According to local residents, the basic problem was a clash of cultures. This case can...

  8. 5m Main Belt Asteroid Population Estimation Using Vesta Imagery

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    Rynders, Michael; Trilling, David E.

    2016-10-01

    The Main Belt is the largest source of Near-Earth asteroids, but objects 2 pixels in diameter that were counted in a 33km 2 region to give a crater density. By knowing the crater density and making some reasonable assumptions about the orbital distribution of asteroids and the age of Vesta's surface, an estimate of the population of small asteroids in the inner main belt was made. It was found that the inner region of the main asteroid belt contains approximately 20 billion asteroids larger than 5 m. These results agree well with the measured inner Main Belt Size distribution derived by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE (Masiero et al. 2011).

  9. Evolution of asteroid (4) Vesta in the light of Dawn

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    Thangjam, Guneshwar; Mengel, Kurt; Nathues, Andreas; Schmidt, Kai H.; Hoffmann, Martin

    2016-04-01

    Asteroid (4) Vesta has been visited by the NASA Dawn spacecraft in 2011/12. The combination of compositional/elemental information from the three onboard instruments with mineralogical information from the howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) clan of stony achondrites has shed new light on the surface lithologic heterogeneity and the early evolution. Although petrologic/chemical models have tried to unravel the evolutionary processes, inconsistencies exist for some chemical major element/phase [e.g., 1, 2]. A revised evolutionary model is presented here [3]. The three oxygen isotope signature of HEDs and, thus, of proto-Vesta is best met by a mixture of 80% ordinary plus 20 % CV chondrites. Assuming a 27Al-triggered magma ocean within the first MA after accretion and taking into account the reliable major element data of the silicate fraction of the chondritic mixture results a crystallization sequence that differs from the earlier models [1, 2, 3]. The crystallized phase obtained by 'MELTS' software [4] starts with olivine and continues with minor olivine plus orthopyroxene until the liquid reaches a Kd value (partition coefficient) of 0.31 where the fractionated melt is in equilibrium with the residual liquid [5]. The abundance of minerals and rocks formed in this model are converted in volume proportions assuming a spherical shape of early Vesta (262 km radius) with a core (FeNi, FeNiS) radius of 110 km [6]. Two scenarios are considered to describe the early bulk silicate Vesta. First, the early-crystallized olivine accumulated at the base of the silicate shell is accounted for a dunitic lower mantle having a thickness of 46 km while the later crystallized phases form an orthopyroxenitic upper mantle and a crust of thickness 84 and 22 km, respectively. Second, an olivine-rich lower mantle that gradually changes to orthopyroxene-rich upper mantle is expected having an overall shell thickness of 137 km, with a 15 km thick crust. An important result is that the deep

  10. 4 Vesta in Color: High Resolution Mapping from Dawn Framing Camera Images

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    Reddy, V.; LeCorre, L.; Nathues, A.; Sierks, H.; Christensen, U.; Hoffmann, M.; Schroeder, S. E.; Vincent, J. B.; McSween, H. Y.; Denevi, B. W.; Li, J.-Y.; Pieters, C. M.; Gaffey, M.; Mittlefehldt, D.; Buratti, B.; Hicks, M.; McCord, T.; Combe, J.-P.; DeSantis, M. C.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Marques, P. Gutierrez; Maue, T.; Hall, I.

    2011-01-01

    Rotational surface variations on asteroid 4 Vesta have been known from ground-based and HST observations, and they have been interpreted as evidence of compositional diversity. NASA s Dawn mission entered orbit around Vesta on July 16, 2011 for a year-long global characterization. The framing cameras (FC) onboard the Dawn spacecraft will image the asteroid in one clear (broad) and seven narrow band filters covering the wavelength range between 0.4-1.0 microns. We present color mapping results from the Dawn FC observations of Vesta obtained during Survey orbit (approx.3000 km) and High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) (approx.950 km). Our aim is to create global color maps of Vesta using multi spectral FC images to identify the spatial extent of compositional units and link them with other available data sets to extract the basic mineralogy. While the VIR spectrometer onboard Dawn has higher spectral resolution (864 channels) allowing precise mineralogical assessment of Vesta s surface, the FC has three times higher spatial resolution in any given orbital phase. In an effort to extract maximum information from FC data we have developed algorithms using laboratory spectra of pyroxenes and HED meteorites to derive parameters associated with the 1-micron absorption band wing. These parameters will help map the global distribution of compositionally related units on Vesta s surface. Interpretation of these units will involve the integration of FC and VIR data.

  11. Dark material on Vesta from the infall of carbonaceous volatile-rich material.

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    McCord, T B; Li, J-Y; Combe, J-P; McSween, H Y; Jaumann, R; Reddy, V; Tosi, F; Williams, D A; Blewett, D T; Turrini, D; Palomba, E; Pieters, C M; De Sanctis, M C; Ammannito, E; Capria, M T; Le Corre, L; Longobardo, A; Nathues, A; Mittlefehldt, D W; Schröder, S E; Hiesinger, H; Beck, A W; Capaccioni, F; Carsenty, U; Keller, H U; Denevi, B W; Sunshine, J M; Raymond, C A; Russell, C T

    2012-11-01

    Localized dark and bright materials, often with extremely different albedos, were recently found on Vesta's surface. The range of albedos is among the largest observed on Solar System rocky bodies. These dark materials, often associated with craters, appear in ejecta and crater walls, and their pyroxene absorption strengths are correlated with material brightness. It was tentatively suggested that the dark material on Vesta could be either exogenic, from carbon-rich, low-velocity impactors, or endogenic, from freshly exposed mafic material or impact melt, created or exposed by impacts. Here we report Vesta spectra and images and use them to derive and interpret the properties of the 'pure' dark and bright materials. We argue that the dark material is mainly from infall of hydrated carbonaceous material (like that found in a major class of meteorites and some comet surfaces), whereas the bright material is the uncontaminated indigenous Vesta basaltic soil. Dark material from low-albedo impactors is diffused over time through the Vestan regolith by impact mixing, creating broader, diffuse darker regions and finally Vesta's background surface material. This is consistent with howardite-eucrite-diogenite meteorites coming from Vesta.

  12. Orbital bistatic radar observations of asteroid Vesta by the Dawn mission.

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    Palmer, Elizabeth M; Heggy, Essam; Kofman, Wlodek

    2017-09-12

    We present orbital bistatic radar observations of a small-body, acquired during occultation by the Dawn spacecraft at asteroid Vesta. The radar forward-scattering properties of different reflection sites are used to assess the textural properties of Vesta's surface at centimeter-to-decimeter scales and are compared to subsurface hydrogen concentrations observed by Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector to assess potential volatile occurrence in the surface and shallow subsurface. We observe significant differences in surface radar reflectivity, implying substantial spatial variations in centimeter-to-decimeter-scale surface roughness. Our results suggest that unlike the Moon, Vesta's surface roughness variations cannot be explained by cratering processes only. In particular, the occurrence of heightened hydrogen concentrations within large smoother terrains (over hundreds of square kilometers) suggests that potential ground-ice presence may have contributed to the formation of Vesta's current surface texture. Our observations are consistent with geomorphological evidence of transient water flow from Dawn Framing Camera images.The Dawn spacecraft has provided orbital bistatic radar observations of a small body in the solar system. Here, the authors present results from Vesta suggesting that smooth terrains with heightened hydrogen concentrations indicate that ground-ice presence potentially helped shape Vesta's current surface texture.

  13. Global Photometric Properties of Asteroid (4) Vesta Observed with Dawn Framing Camera

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    Li, Jian-Yang; Schröder, Stefan E; Reddy, Vishnu; Denevi, Brett W; Buratti, Bonnie J; Mottola, Stefano; Hoffmann, Martin; Gutierrez-Marques, Pablo; Nathues, Andreas; Russell, Christopher T; Raymond, Carol A

    2013-01-01

    Dawn spacecraft orbited Vesta for more than one year and collected a huge volume of multispectral, high-resolution data in the visible wavelengths with the Framing Camera. We present a detailed disk-integrated and disk-resolved photometric analysis using the Framing Camera images with the Minnaert model and the Hapke model, and report our results about the global photometric properties of Vesta. The photometric properties of Vesta show weak or no dependence on wavelengths, except for the albedo. At 554 nm, the global average geometric albedo of Vesta is 0.38+/-0.04, and the Bond albedo range is 0.20+/-0.02. The bolometric Bond albedo is 0.18+/-0.01. The phase function of Vesta is similar to those of S-type asteroids. Vesta's surface shows a single-peaked albedo distribution with a full-width-half-max ~17% relative to the global average. This width is much smaller than the full range of albedos (from ~0.55x to >2x global average) in localized bright and dark areas of a few tens of km in sizes, and is probably ...

  14. The Effects of Firm' s Learning Processes on Innovation Performance in Technology Alliance%技术联盟中企业学习对创新绩效的影响研究

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    付敬; 朱桂龙

    2013-01-01

    基于活动理论框架,提出一个联盟企业学习过程、潜在吸收能力与其创新绩效关系的研究模型.实证结果表明,联盟中企业“投入中学”只对企业突破性创新起到显著影响,而与渐进性创新无直接相关性;非正式交流的“从他人学”与潜在吸收能力正相关;与不同类型伙伴正式合作研发的“干中学”过程对于企业创新绩效的影响路径与作用效果有显著差异;“产学研合作研发中学”对企业渐进性创新的正向影响被其潜在吸收能力完全中介,而对突破性创新起到显著的直接促进作用;“产业内合作研发中学”正向影响企业创新绩效.%Based on activity theory frameworks, this paper proposes a research model about the relationships among learning processes, potential absorptive capacity ( PAC) and innovation performance in technology alliance. The results find that learning - by - investment improves firm' s radical innovation performance directly instead of incremental one. Learning - from - others is positively related to PAC. Furthermore, two kinds of learning - by - doing have different impacts on radical and incremental innovation performance respectively. Learning form universities is positively related to radical innovation but its effect on incremental innovation is completely mediated by PAC, Learning from industry - chain partners improves innovation performance.

  15. Recalibrating Alliance Contributions: Changing Policy Environment and Military Alliances

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    2005-06-01

    member states” and “to protect the member nations from aggression by a common enemy” ( Olson , Mancur , and Richard Zeckhauser. “An economic theory of...difficult to agree on how to measure quantitatively the marginal benefit for each member. See Olson , Mancur , “Increasing the Incentives for International...other foreign policy purposes as well as purposes of an alliance. (pp.56- 57) See Olson , Mancur and Richard Zeckhauser, “Collective Goods, Comparative

  16. Macro vs. Micro: Relating the Spectral Properties of Vesta and the HED Meteorite

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    Ammannito, E.; Coradini, A.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Filacchione, G.; Fonte, S.; Magni, G.; Capaccioni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; Blewett, D. T.; Combe, J. P.; Farina, M.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Palomba, E.; Pieters, C. M.; Sunshine, J.; Titus, T. N.; Toplis, M. J.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; McSween, H. Y., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    We present the main results obtained comparing the visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectra Vesta s surface with howardites, eucrites, diogenites (HED). HEDs are commonly associated with Vesta s composition based on spectral similarities. Because of such association, much effort is being made to merge the information from HEDs as well as Vestoids - with that from Vesta to characterize the lithologic diversity of the surface of this asteroid and to infer clues regarding its thermal history. However, while the HEDs are a class of meteorites well studied in the laboratory, the only spectral data available for Vesta until now were telescopic observations which are limited in terms of observation conditions, spatial resolution and Signal to Noise Ratio. The Dawn spacecraft, orbiting around Vesta since July 2011, is performing detailed observations of this body and thus improving our knowledge of its properties. Dawn s scientific payload includes an imaging spectrometer, VIR-MS, sensitive to the VIS-NIR spectral range. VIR-MS began acquiring spectra during the approach phase started in May 2011 and will continue its observations through July 2012 when the spacecraft will depart Vesta to travel to Ceres. The VIR-MS spatial resolution depends upon the mission phase (approach, survey, high altitude, low altitude). However, spectra acquired by VIR-MS have already exceeded the spatial resolution of ground-based telescopic observations, with resolution in the approach phase ranging from 2.5 up to 0.8 km/pixel. Moreover, the observations are uniformly distributed in latitude and longitude allowing us to have a global view of Vesta s crust spectral properties. Using the information provided by VIR spectra, we studied the distribution of the spectral heterogeneities on the surface and we used our findings to perform a comparison with HEDs spectra in the VIS-NIR spectral range searching for analogies and/or incompatibilities. In our analysis, we focused on a method to compare the

  17. Bulk Composition of Vesta as Constrained by the Dawn Mission and the HED Meteorites

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    Toplis, M. J.; Mizzon, H.; Forni, O.; Monnereau, H.; Prettyman, T. H.; McSween, H. Y.; McCoy, T. J.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; DeSactis, M. C.; Raymond, C. T.; Russell, C. T.

    2014-01-01

    Of the objects in the main asteroid belt, Vesta is of particular interest as it is large enough to have experienced internal differentiation (520 km diameter), and it is known to have a basaltic surface dominated by FeO-bearing pyroxenes. Furthermore, visible-IR spectra of Vesta and associated Vestoids are remarkably similar to laboratory spectra of Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite (HED) meteorites, leading to the paradigm that the HEDs ultimately came from Vesta. Geochemical and petrological studies of the HEDs confirm the differentiated nature of the near-surface region of their parent body, and imply that crust extraction occurred well within the first 10 Ma of solar system history Vesta is therefore a prime target for studies that aim to constrain the earliest stages of planet building, and it is within this context that the NASA Dawn spacecraft orbited Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012. The results of the Dawn mission so far have significantly reinforced the HED-Vesta connection, confirming a significant degree of internal differentiation, a surface mineralogy compatible with that of the HEDs, and near-surface ratios of Fe/O and Fe/Si consistent with HED lithologies. The combination of data from the HED meteorites and the Dawn mission thus presents an unprecedented opportunity to use Vesta as a natural laboratory of early differentiation processes in the early solar system. However, the bulk composition of Vesta remains a significant unknown parameter, but one that plays a key role on the physical and chemical properties of the internal and surface reservoirs (core, mantle, crust). Several attempts have been made to constrain the bulk composition of the eucrite parent body, early endeavours relying on petrological or cosmochemical constraints. More recently, individual chondrite class compositions, or mixtures thereof, have been considered, constrained by considerations such as O-isotopes, trace-element ratios and siderophile element concentrations of the

  18. In-Flight Operation of the Dawn Ion Propulsion System Through Orbit Capture at Vesta

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    Garner, Charles E.; Rayman, Marc D.; Brophy, John R.; Mikes, Steven C.

    2011-01-01

    The Dawn mission, part of NASA's Discovery Program, has as its goal the scientific exploration of the two most massive main-belt asteroids, Vesta and Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 27, 2007 on a Delta -II 7925H-9.5 (Delta-II Heavy) rocket that placed the 1218 kg spacecraft into an Earth-escape trajectory. Onboard the spacecraft is an ion propulsion system (IPS) developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which will provide most of the ?V needed for heliocentric transfer to Vesta, orbit capture at Vesta, transfer among Vesta science orbits, departure and escape from Vesta, heliocentric transfer to Ceres, orbit capture at Ceres, and transfer among Ceres science orbits. The first 80 days after launch were dedicated to the initial checkout of the spacecraft which was followed by about ten months of full-power thrusting leading to a Mars gravity assist in February 2009 that provided 1 km/s of heliocentric energy increase and is the only part of the mission following launch in which a needed velocity change is not accomplished by the IPS. Deterministic thrusting for heliocentric transfer to Vesta resumed in June 2009 and was concluded with orbit capture at Vesta in July 2011. IPS was operated for approximately 23,400 hours, consumed approximately 250 kg of xenon, and provided a delta-V of approximately 6.7 km/s to achieve orbit capture at Vesta. IPS performance characteristics are very close to the expected performance characteristics based on analysis performed pre-launch. The only significant problem to have occurred over the almost four years of IPS operations in flight was the temporary failure of a valve driver board in DCIU-1, resulting in a loss of thrust of approximately 29 hours. Thrusting operations resumed after switching to DCIU-2, and power cycling conducted after orbit capture indicates DCIU-1 is completely operational. After about three weeks of survey operations IPS will be used to maneuver the

  19. Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission

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    Jackson, Nancy [Climate and Energy Project, Inc., Hutchinson, KS (United States)

    2017-03-15

    The Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission (HART) will foster a candid, productive conversation among stakeholders that identifies challenges to and benefits from a massive build out of wind generation and transmission across the Southwest Power Pool. Based on the outcomes of those deliberations, HART will develop and deliver an ambitious, coordinated, peer-to-peer outreach effort that spans the SPP to improve market acceptance for wind.

  20. Key Problems and Solution of Agriculture and Animal Products Industry Technology Innovation Strategy Alliance Sustainable Development%农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟持续发展的关键问题及解决思路

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    李孝忠; 周慧秋

    2012-01-01

    This paper introduced domestic typical pilot union running situation from the definition of agriculture and animal products industry technology innovation strategy alliance; analyzed the common and difference of the alliance in the organizational structure, project operation, and fund raising; and then pointed out that the crux of the alliance. At last, the paper proposed the corresponding thinking and suggestions under the guidance of the government to solve the sustainable development problem.%从农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟的定义出发,介绍了国内有代表性农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟的运行情况,分析了农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟在组织结构、项目运行、经费筹集等方面的共性及区别,指出农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟发展的症结所在,并就政府指导下的农畜产品产业技术创新战略联盟持续发展给出了相应的思考和建议。

  1. Returns to alliance portfolio diversity : The relative effects of partner diversity on firm’s innovative performance and productivity

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    de Leeuw, T.; Loshin, B.; Duijsters, G.M.

    2014-01-01

    This study considers the impact of diversification in types of technological alliances, resulting in alliance portfolio diversity, on various dimensions of a firm's performance, as they relate to exploration and exploitation. Using a large panel of innovative firms in the Netherlands, this study sho

  2. When is trust produced and when does it matter? Taking a closer look at trust and alliance performance

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    Krishnan, R.

    2006-01-01

    In response to intense competition in the environment and rapid technological shifts, firms have increasingly turned to alternative organizational forms such as strategic alliances. Though strategic alliances are considered to be an effective strategy that firms could use to leverage their existing

  3. Topographic Analyses of the Vestalia Terra plateau, Vesta (Invited)

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    Buczkowski, D.; Wyrick, D. Y.; Williams, D. A.; Preusker, F.; Roatsch, T.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

    2013-12-01

    The identification of Vestalia Terra, a topographically high region of Vesta bound by steep scarps, is itself a direct result of topographic analysis of the asteroid. However, additional analysis of the topography of the plateau has yielded important scientific discoveries. While most equatorial regions on Vesta display numerous wide and flat-floored troughs, Vestalia Terra does not. There are, however, three long pit crater chains on top of the plateau that are roughly aligned with the equatorial flat-floor troughs. Pit crater chains are a type of feature that have been observed on several planetary bodies and have been described as lines of circular to elliptical depressions which lack an elevated rim, ejecta deposits, or lava flows. Individual pits most commonly have a conical shape, sometimes with a flat floor, but in some cases they are elliptical in shape, with the long axis parallel to the chain orientation. Pit craters can in many cases coalesce into linear troughs, but the pits are often bordered by a graben (a down-dropped block bounded by normal faults) even before this coalesence. While pits are generally agreed to have formed by collapse into a subsurface cavity, the exact formation mechanisms hypothesized can vary from planet to planet. However, several researchers have suggested that pit crater chains on small bodies such as Phobos, Eros, Lutetia and Enceladus are formed by the drainage of a loose cover material into subsurface voids formed by dilation of a subsurface normal fault, a method described in extensive detail for pit crater chains on Mars. This formation hypothesis is strengthened by the strong correlation between pit crater chains and fault-bounded graben that has been observed and by the fact that pit chains are often in alignment with a regional fault and fracture system. There are two fundamental controls on the maximum size a pit can attain: the thickness of the overlying regolith and the amount of subsurface accommodation space. The

  4. Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance: Overview

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    2010-02-01

    mysterious lives: evolve, change, and behave in little- understood ways • Network science studies fundamental laws of evolution and behaviors of “living...relations of three dissimilar (and most influential) genres of networks: social, information, communications • The most powerful and Army-relevant...centers to balance (a) in-depth expertise in each network genre and (b) relations, dependencies and mutual influences of three genres . Network Science

  5. Thermal Behavior of Unusual Local-Scale Features on Vesta

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    Tosi, Federico; Capria, Maria Teresa; DeSanctis, Maria Cristina; Palomba, Ernesto; Capaccioni, Fabrizio; Combe, Jean-Philippe; Titus, Timothy; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Li, Jian-Yang; Russell, Christopher T.

    2012-01-01

    On Vesta, the thermal behavior of areas of unusual albedo seen at the local scale can be related to physical properties that can provide information about the origin of those materials. Dawn's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR) hyperspectral cubes are used to retrieve surface temperatures and emissivities, with high accuracy as long as temperatures are greater than 180 K. Data acquired in the Survey phase (23 July through 29 August 2011) show several unusual surface features: 1) high-albedo (bright) and low-albedo (dark) material deposits, 2) spectrally distinct ejecta and pitted materials, 3) regions suggesting finer-grained materials. Some of the unusual dark and bright features were re-observed by VIR in the subsequent High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) and Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) phases at increased pixel resolution. In particular, bright and dark surface materials on Vesta, and pitted materials, are currently being investigated by the Dawn team. In this work we present temperature maps and emissivities of several local-scale features that were observed by Dawn under different illumination conditions and different local solar times. To calculate surface temperatures, we applied a Bayesian approach to nonlinear inversion based on the Kirchhoff law and the Planck function, and whose results were compared with those provided by the application of alternative methods. Data from the IR channel of VIR show that bright regions generally correspond to regions with lower thermal emission, i.e. lower temperature, while dark regions correspond to areas with higher thermal emission, i.e. higher temperature. This behavior confirms that many of the dark appearances in the VIS mainly reflect albedo variations, and not, for example, shadowing. During maximum daily insolation, dark features in the equatorial region may rise to temperatures greater than 270 K, while brightest features stop at roughly 258 K for similar local solar times. However, pitted

  6. Geologic Signatures of the Mega-Impact on Vesta

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    Asphaug, E. I.; Jutzi, M.

    2011-12-01

    Like many solar system bodies, Vesta is dominated by the crater scar left by a large, late collision. One way to understand the asteroid's global geology -- and by extension, the geophysical behavior of rocky planetary embryos -- is to understand the mechanics of crater formation at this scale. Recent simulations (Melosh and Ivanov LPSC 2011; Jutzi and Asphaug GRL 2011) have used 2D and 3D hydrocodes with various models of interior rheology to best match the observations. The 3D model by Jutzi and Asphaug includes pre-impact rotation, which we have proposed would lead to unusual-looking topographic structures on the asteroid, for instance double-folded ejecta flaps. The figure below shows the thickness of ejecta following the collision, from 0 (blue) to 50 km (red), for three cases: (a) no rotation; impact on axis; (b) no rotation; 45° impact; and (c) 4 hr rotation; 45° impact. The dashed line and arrow indicate the rotation axis and the impact direction, respectively. In each case the crater diameter is ~400 km and the central peak is about 8-12 km above the deepest part of the floor. The effect of impact obliquity is rather small (if a somewhat larger scaled impactor is used) while pre-impact rotation has a huge effect on the outcome. The detailed structures that are left behind after this mega-cavity grows and collapses, depend on the relative timing of expansion and collapse, and spin rotation -- and of course, the orientation of the collision relative to the spin axis at the time of impact, and on the granular flow of rocks at fairly low gravity and strain rate. We aim to present our results in the context of released data from the Dawn mission, as they become available, and to present new model results and analyses. We will also present unpublished analysis of the ejecta products from these simulations. In addition, we will outline the validity of using a Mohr-Coulomb type granular model for our target, which although it predicts final crater topography

  7. National Alliance for Clean Energy Incubators New Mexico Clean Energy Incubator

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    Roberts, Suzanne S.

    2004-12-15

    The National Alliance for Clean Energy Incubators was established by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop an emerging network of business incubators for entrepreneurs specializing in clean energy enterprises. The Alliance provides a broad range of business services to entrepreneurs in specific geographic locales across the U.S. and in diverse clean energy technology areas such as fuel cells, alternative fuels, power generation, and renewables, to name a few. Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC) participates in the Alliance from its corporate offices in Albuquerque, NM, and from its sites in Northern and Southern New Mexico, California, and Nevada. TVC reports on the results of its attempts to accelerate the growth and success of clean energy and energy efficiency companies through its array of business support services. During the period from September 2002 through September 2004, TVC describes contributions to the Alliance including the development of 28 clients and facilitating capital raises exceeding $35M.

  8. Strange asteroid-Vesta%奇特的小行星--灶神星

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    胡中为

    2013-01-01

      灶神星(Vesta)是小行星主带的最大成员之一。主带的最大成员——谷神星(Ceres)已归类为矮行星,灶神星也是候选的矮行星。不同于其他类型的小行星,灶神星是很奇特的。灶神星的光谱跟 HED 陨石相似,因而推断它是该群陨石的母体。在灶神星族小行星和V型小行星中,其他小行星都很小,可认为它们是灶神星受撞击而抛出的碎块。跟含水的谷神星不同,灶神星是缺水的火成岩石星,因此,它们倍受关注。为揭示谷神星和灶神星的奥秘,美国专门发射黎明号(Dawn)飞船去探测它们,现在已完成了环绕灶神星一年多的探测,正在飞往谷神星途中。黎明号飞船所摄的灶神星图像令人大为震惊,其南极区有两个大陨击盆地,证实了它曾受到巨大撞击所抛出碎块成为有关的小行星和陨石,并且造成其赤道区的大沟槽。灶神星有相似于类地行星的核、幔、壳结构和早期演化史,可能是遗留的原行星(protoplanet),因而,对灶神星的研究将有助于了解类地行星的起源和早期演化等问题。%  Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the asteroids belt. The largest one-Ceres was classified as a dwarf planet. Vesta also is one of the candidates of dwarf planets. Different from other types of asteroids, Vesta is very strange. Vesta spectrum is similar with HED meteorite, so that it is thought to be the parent body of this meteorite group. In the Vesta family and V-type of asteroids, others are small,and they are inferred as fragments from impacted Vesta. Different from Ceres with H2O, Vesta is a dry igneous rock. Therefore, they are specially concerned. To reveal the mystery of Vesta and Ceres , special emission of Dawn spacecraft is to explore them. Dawn has detected around Vesta for more than a year, and is in the way to Ceres. The images of Vesta from Dawn are surprising. Two large impact craters near its

  9. An Iron-Rain Model for Core Formation on Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Kiefer, Walter S.; Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2016-01-01

    Asteroid 4 Vesta is differentiated into a crust, mantle, and core, as demonstrated by studies of the eucrite and diogenite meteorites and by data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Most models for the differentiation and thermal evolution of Vesta assume that the metal phase completely melts within 20 degrees of the eutectic temperature, well before the onset of silicate melting. In such a model, core formation initially happens by Darcy flow, but this is an inefficient process for liquid metal and solid silicate. However, the likely chemical composition of Vesta, similar to H chondrites with perhaps some CM or CV chondrite, has 13-16 weight percent S. For such compositions, metal-sulfide melting will not be complete until a temperature of at least 1350 degrees Centigrade. The silicate solidus for Vesta's composition is between 1100 and 1150 degrees Centigrade, and thus metal and silicate melting must have substantially overlapped in time on Vesta. In this chemically and physically more likely view of Vesta's evolution, metal sulfide drops will sink by Stokes flow through the partially molten silicate magma ocean in a process that can be envisioned as "iron rain". Measurements of eucrites show that moderately siderophile elements such as Ni, Mo, and W reached chemical equilibrium between the metal and silicate phases, which is an important test for any Vesta differentiation model. The equilibration time is a function of the initial metal grain size, which we take to be 25-45 microns based on recent measurements of H6 chondrites. For these sizes and reasonable silicate magma viscosities, equilibration occurs after a fall distance of just a few meters through the magma ocean. Although metal drops may grow in size by merger with other drops, which increases their settling velocities and decreases the total core formation time, the short equilibration distance ensures that the moderately siderophile elements will reach chemical equilibrium between metal and silicate before

  10. Trusting Relationships in the NATO Alliance

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    Keating, Vincent Charles

    trust-building among its members, this paper represents an initial attempt to consider how the question of trust can be considered with respect to the existing literature on both alliances and NATO. In doing so, it brings together three literatures: trust theory, alliance theory, and NATO studies......, in order to reveal the points of intersection that might help us to understand how and why trusting relationships can be formed within the NATO alliance....

  11. 76 FR 10328 - Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Vestas Nacelles America, Inc. (Wind Turbine Nacelles, Hubs...

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    2011-02-24

    ... manufacturing and warehousing of wind turbine nacelles, hubs, blades and towers at the Vestas Nacelles America... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Vestas Nacelles America, Inc. (Wind Turbine Nacelles, Hubs, Blades and Towers), Brighton, Denver, Pueblo, and Windsor, CO Pursuant to...

  12. 78 FR 55057 - Authorization of Production Activity, Foreign-Trade Subzone 123E, Vestas Nacelles America, Inc...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Authorization of Production Activity, Foreign-Trade Subzone 123E, Vestas..., Vestas Nacelles America, Inc., operator of Subzone 123E in Brighton, Denver, Pueblo, and...

  13. Simultaneous Linear and Circular Optical Polarimetry of Asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Wiktorowicz, Sloane J

    2014-01-01

    From a single, 3.8-hour observation of asteroid (4) Vesta at $13.7^\\circ$ phase angle with the POLISH2 polarimeter at the Lick Observatory Shane 3-m telescope, we confirm rotational modulation of linear polarization in $B$ and $V$ bands. We measure the peak-to-peak modulation in degree of linear polarization to be $\\Delta P = (294 \\pm 35) \\times 10^{-6}$ (ppm) and time-averaged $\\Delta P / P = 0.0577 \\pm 0.0069$. After rotating the plane of linear polarization to the scattering plane, asteroidal rotational modulation is detected with $12 \\sigma$ confidence and observed solely in Stokes $Q/I$. POLISH2 simultaneously measures Stokes $I$, $Q$, $U$ (linear polarization), and $V$ (circular polarization), but we detect no significant circular polarization with a $1 \\sigma$ upper limit of 140 ppm in $B$ band. Circular polarization is expected to arise from multiple scattering of sunlight by rough surfaces, and it has previously been detected in nearly all other classes of Solar System bodies save asteroids. Subseque...

  14. SIMULTANEOUS LINEAR AND CIRCULAR OPTICAL POLARIMETRY OF ASTEROID (4) VESTA

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    Wiktorowicz, Sloane J.; Nofi, Larissa A., E-mail: sloanew@ucolick.org [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2015-02-10

    From a single 3.8 hr observation of the asteroid (4) Vesta at 13.°7 phase angle with the POlarimeter at Lick for Inclination Studies of Hot jupiters 2 (POLISH2) at the Lick Observatory Shane 3 m telescope, we confirm rotational modulation of linear polarization in the B and V bands. We measure the peak-to-peak modulation in the degree of linear polarization to be ΔP = (294 ± 35) × 10{sup −6} (ppm) and time-averaged ΔP/P = 0.0575 ± 0.0069. After rotating the plane of linear polarization to the scattering plane, asteroidal rotational modulation is detected with 12σ confidence and observed solely in Stokes Q/I. POLISH2 simultaneously measures Stokes I, Q, U (linear polarization), and V (circular polarization), but we detect no significant circular polarization with a 1σ upper limit of 78 ppm in the B band. Circular polarization is expected to arise from multiple scattering of sunlight by rough surfaces, and it has previously been detected in nearly all other classes of solar system bodies except for asteroids. Subsequent observations may be compared with surface albedo maps from the Dawn Mission, which may allow the identification of compositional variation across the asteroidal surface. These results demonstrate the high accuracy achieved by POLISH2 at the Lick 3 m telescope, which is designed to directly detect scattered light from spatially unresolvable exoplanets.

  15. Alliance concentration in mncs : Examining alliance portfolios, firm structure, and firm performance

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    Bos, Brenda; Faems, Dries; Noseleit, Florian

    2017-01-01

    This paper explores the distribution of alliances across firms’ internal structure. Focusing on multinational companies, we examine the impact of alliance portfolio concentration – i.e. the extent to which alliances are concentrated within a limited number of geographic units – on focal firms’ perfo

  16. The Alliance in Couple Therapy: Partner Influence, Early Change, and Alliance Patterns in a Naturalistic Sample

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    Anker, Morten G.; Owen, Jesse; Duncan, Barry L.; Sparks, Jacqueline A.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the alliance and outcome in couple therapy and examine whether the alliance predicted outcomes over and above early change. The authors also investigated partner influence and gender and sought to identify couple alliance patterns that predicted couple outcomes. Method:…

  17. Alliance Concentration in Multinational Companies : Examining Alliance Portfolios, Firm Structure, and Firm Performance

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    Bos, Brenda; Faems, Dries; Noseleit, Florian

    2017-01-01

    This paper explores the distribution of alliances across firms’ internal structure. Focusing on multinational companies, we examine the impact of alliance portfolio concentration – i.e. the extent to which alliances are concentrated within a limited number of geographic units – on focal firms’

  18. Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research & Education

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    Olson, Hilary

    2013-09-01

    The Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) Alliance at The University of Texas at Austin completed its activity under Department of Energy Funding (DE- FE0002254) on September 1, 2013. The program began as a partnership between the Institute for Geophysics, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at UT. The initial vision of the program was to promote better understanding of CO2 utilization and storage science and engineering technology through programs and opportunities centered on training, outreach, research and technology transfer, and education. With over 8,000 hrs of formal training and education (and almost 4,500 of those hours awarded as continuing education credits) to almost 1,100 people, STORE programs and activities have provided benefits to the Carbon Storage Program of the Department of Energy by helping to build a skilled workforce for the future CCS and larger energy industry, and fostering scientific public literacy needed to continue the U.S. leadership position in climate change mitigation and energy technologies and application. Now in sustaining mode, the program is housed at the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and benefits from partnerships with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, TOPCORP and other programs at the university receiving industry funding.

  19. The course of the working alliance during virtual reality and exposure group therapy for social anxiety disorder.

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    Ngai, Irene; Tully, Erin C; Anderson, Page L

    2015-03-01

    Psychoanalytic theory and some empirical research suggest the working alliance follows a "rupture and repair" pattern over the course of therapy, but given its emphasis on collaboration, cognitive behavioral therapy may yield a different trajectory. The current study compares the trajectory of the working alliance during two types of cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder - virtual reality exposure therapy (VRE) and exposure group therapy (EGT), one of which (VRE) has been proposed to show lower levels of working alliance due to the physical barriers posed by the technology (e.g. no eye contact with therapist during exposure). Following randomization, participants (N = 63) diagnosed with social anxiety disorder received eight sessions of manualized EGT or individual VRE and completed a standardized self-report measure of working alliance after each session. Hierarchical linear modeling showed overall high levels of working alliance that changed in rates of growth over time; that is, increases in working alliance scores were steeper at the beginning of therapy and slowed towards the end of therapy. There were no differences in working alliance between the two treatment groups. Results neither support a rupture/repair pattern nor the idea that the working alliance is lower for VRE participants. Findings are consistent with the idea that different therapeutic approaches may yield different working alliance trajectories.

  20. Evaluation of AGNI SFR core neutronics parameters with VESTA and ERANOS

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    Ecrabet, Fabrice; Haeck, Wim; Chaitanya Tadepalli, Sai

    2014-06-01

    This paper presents the calculation of core neutronics parameters for so called AGNI Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) model performed with ERANOS code and Monte Carlo depletion interface software VESTA. The AGNI core has been developed at IRSN for its own R&D needs, i.e. to test performance of calculation codes for safety assessment of a generation IV SFR project. The ERANOS code is used as reference code for SFR core calculations at IRSN. In this work, VESTA calculations have been performed and compared with corresponding ERANOS results. These calculations have a double purpose: mastering the use of tools for the evaluation of SFR core static neutronics parameters and validate the use of VESTA for SFR cores.

  1. Illumination Conditions at the Asteroid 4 Vesta: Implications for the Presence of Water Ice

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    Stubbs, Timothy J.; Wang, Yongli

    2011-01-01

    The mean illumination conditions and surface temperatures over one orbital period are calculated for the Asteroid 4 Vesta using a coarse digital elevation model produced from Hubble Space Telescope images. Even with the anticipated effects of finer-scale topography taken into account, it is unlikely that any significant permanently shadowed regions currently exist on Vesta due to its large axial tilt (approx. = 27deg). However, under present day conditions, it is predicted that about half of Vesta's surface has an average temperature of less than 145 K, which, based on previous thermal modeling of main belt asteroids, suggests that water ice could survive in the top few meters of the vestal regolith on billion-year timescales.

  2. Mineralogy and Geology of asteroid (4) Vesta from Dawn Framing Camera

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    Thangjam, Guneshwar

    2016-01-01

    This thesis presents insights into the surface compositional heterogeneity and geology of asteroid Vesta. Lithologic mapping using Framing Camera onboard the NASA Dawn spacecraft revealed that the majority of the surface is howarditic in composition (Thangjam et al. 2013). An important outcome of this thesis is identification of olivine-rich exposures for the first time using FC color data (Thangjam et al., 2014). Another significant contribution from this thesis is an innovative three-dimensional approach of spectral analysis that could be used to study surface compositional heterogeneity of Vesta (Thangjam et al., 2016). The three band parameter space with defined polyhedrons is more advanced and robust compared to the generally used two-dimensional spectral analysis i.e., two band parameter space. A revised petrologic evolution model is presented to explain the ongoing problem of missing olivine-rich mantle of Vesta and also the petrogenesis of HED meteorites (howardite, eucrite, diogenite clan of stony ac...

  3. The primordial collisional history of Vesta: crater saturation, surface evolution and survival of the basaltic crust

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    Turrini, D

    2013-01-01

    This work explores the implications of the Jovian Early Bombardment (JEB) for the evolution of the primordial Vesta, in particular in terms of crater saturation, crustal excavation and surface erosion. Both scenarios assuming the planetesimals having formed in a quiescent or a turbulent nebula were explored and both primordial and collisionally evolved size-frequency distributions were considered. The results obtained indicate that, if the basaltic surface of Vesta were already formed, the JEB would saturate it with craters and could erode it to depths that vary from hundreds of meters to tens of kilometres. In the latter cases, the surface erosion caused by the JEB would be comparable with the thickness of the eucritic and diogenitic layers of Vesta. In the cases where the global surface erosion is limited, however, large impactors, if too abundant, can excavate the whole crust and extract significant quantities of material from the vestan mantle, incompatible with the present understanding of HED meteorites...

  4. Dielectric Properties of Vesta's Surface as Constrained by Dawn VIR Observations

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    Palmer, Elizabeth M; Capria, Maria Teresa; Tosi, Federico

    2015-01-01

    Earth and orbital based radar observations of asteroids provide a unique opportunity to characterize surface roughness and the dielectric properties of their surfaces, as well as potentially explore some of their shallow subsurface physical properties. If the dielectric and topographic properties of asteroid's surfaces are defined, we can constrain their textural characteristics as well as potential subsurface volatile enrichment using the observed radar backscatter. To achieve this objective, we establish the first dielectric model of asteroid Vesta for the case of a dry, volatile-poor regolith -- employing an analogy to the dielectric properties of lunar regolith, and adjusted for the surface densities and temperatures deduced from Dawn's Visible and InfraRed mapping spectrometer (VIR). Our model suggests that the dielectric constant at the surface of Vesta is relatively constant, ranging from 2.0 to 2.1 from the night- to day-side of Vesta, while the loss tangent shows slight variation as a function of diu...

  5. Research on French Pole of Competitiveness Policy and its Revelation for Industrial Technology Innovation Alliance of china%法国竞争力集群政策体系对我国产业技术创新联盟的启示研究

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    李荣; 孙亮; 张小薇; 铁梅

    2014-01-01

    Industrial technology innovation in improving core competitiveness of industries and regional innovation capacity is increasingly prominent.Compared with developed countries,the Chinese government is still inexperienced in guiding the innovation alliance.French Pole of Competitiveness is a typical government-led collaborative innovation model,which has become important support to enhance the French national innovation capacity and international competitiveness.Based on sorting out the legal framework,administrative,financial support and assessment policy of French Pole of Competitiveness, and combined with the status of China's Industrial Technology Innovation Alliance policy,this paper makes some counter-measures and suggestions for Chinese development of innovation alliance.%产业技术创新在提高产业核心竞争力和区域创新能力方面作用日益突显。与发达国家相比,我国政府在如何引导创新联盟方面经验尚浅。法国竞争力集群是典型的政府主导型协同创新模式,它已成为法国提升国家创新能力与国际竞争力的重要支撑点。从法律框架、行政管理、财税支持、运行评估等若干方面对法国竞争力集群政策体系进行全面深入的梳理,结合我国产业技术创新联盟政策现状,对我国联盟式创新发展提出若干对策建议。

  6. Neutron Absorption Measurements Constrain Eucrite-Diogenite Mixing in Vesta's Regolith

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    Prettyman, T. H.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Feldman, W. C.; Hendricks, J. S.; Lawrence, D. J.; Peplowski, P. N.; Toplis, M. J.; Yamashita, N.; Beck, A.; LeCorre, L.; hide

    2013-01-01

    The NASA Dawn Mission s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) [1] acquired mapping data during 5 months in a polar, low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO) with approx.460-km mean radius around main-belt asteroid Vesta (264-km mean radius) [2]. Neutrons and gamma rays are produced by galactic cosmic ray interactions and by the decay of natural radioelements (K, Th, U), providing information about the elemental composition of Vesta s regolith to depths of a few decimeters beneath the surface. From the data acquired in LAMO, maps of vestan neutron and gamma ray signatures were determined with a spatial resolution of approx.300 km full-width-at-half-maximum (FWHM), comparable in scale to the Rheasilvia impact basin (approx.500 km diameter). The data from Vesta encounter are available from the NASA Planetary Data System. Based on an analysis of gamma-ray spectra, Vesta s global-average regolith composition was found to be consistent with the Howardite, Eucrite, and Diogenite (HED) meteorites, reinforcing the HED-Vesta connection [2-7]. Further, an analysis of epithermal neutrons revealed variations in the abundance of hydrogen on Vesta s surface, reaching values up to 400 micro-g/g [2]. The association of high concentrations of hydrogen with equatorial, low-albedo surface regions indicated exogenic delivery of hydrogen by the infall of carbonaceous chondrite (CC) materials. This finding was buttressed by the presence of minimally-altered CC clasts in howardites, with inferred bulk hydrogen abundances similar to that found by GRaND, and by studies using data from Dawn s Framing Camera (FC) and VIR instruments [8-10]. In addition, from an analysis of neutron absorption, spatial-variations in the abundance of elements other than hydrogen were detected [2].

  7. Formazione e mobilità nel GIS: il progetto VESTA-GIS

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    Mauro Salvemini

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Training e mobility in GIS: the VESTA-GIS projectVESTA-GIS is a network aimed to set up a context for enhancing professional skills in the changing labour market consequent to the ever increasing importance of GI in the favourable and continuously evolving framework of the new European Directives for environment and territory. The Directive is currently dealing with problems that have reached a new European dimension (i.e. INSPIRE which have strong impact on the methodologies used in the GI Community. VESTAGIS is committed both to improve the GIS skills existing on the market and to promote mobility of people.

  8. Analysis of Temperature Maps of Selected Dawn Data Over the Surface of Vesta

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    Tosi, F.; Capria, M. T.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Palomba, E.; Grassi, D.; Capaccioni, F.; Ammannito, E.; Combe, J.-Ph.; Sunshine, J. M.; McCord, T. B.; Li, Y.-Y.; Titus, T. N.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Toplis, M. J.; Forni, O.; Sykes, M. V.

    2012-01-01

    The thermal behavior of areas of unusual albedo at the surface of Vesta can be related to physical properties that may provide some information about the origin of those materials. Dawn s Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR) [1] hyperspectral cubes can be used to retrieve surface temperatures. Due to instrumental constraints, high accuracy is obtained only if temperatures are greater than 180 K. Bright and dark surface materials on Vesta are currently investigated by the Dawn team [e.g., 2 and 3 respectively]. Here we present temperature maps of several local-scale features that were observed by Dawn under different illumination conditions and different local solar times.

  9. Asteroid 4 Vesta: Dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment

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    Pirani, S.; Turrini, D.

    2016-06-01

    Asteroid 4 Vesta is the only currently identified asteroid for which we possess samples in the form of meteorites. These meteorites revealed us that Vesta is a differentiated body and that its differentiation produced a relatively thin basaltic crust that survived intact over its entire collisional history. The survival of the vestan basaltic crust has long been identified as a pivotal constraint in the study of the evolution of the asteroid belt and the Solar System but, while we possess a reasonably good picture of the effects of the last 4 Ga on such a crust, little is known about the effects of earlier events like the Late Heavy Bombardment. In this work we address this gap in our knowledge by simulating the Late Heavy Bombardment on Vesta in the different dynamical scenarios proposed for the migration of the giant planets in the broad framework of the Nice Model. The results of the simulations allowed us to assess the collisional history of the asteroid during the Late Heavy Bombardment in terms of produced crater population, surface saturation, mass loss and mass gain of Vesta and number of energetic or catastrophic impacts. Our results reveal that planet-planet scattering is a dynamically favorable migration mechanism for the survival of Vesta and its crust. The number of impacts of asteroids larger than about 1 km in diameter estimated as due to the LHB is 31 ± 5, i.e. about 5 times larger than the number of impacts that would have occurred in an unperturbed main belt in the same time interval. The contribution of a possible extended belt to the collisional evolution of Vesta during the LHB is quite limited and can be quantified in 2 ± 1 impacts of asteroids with diameter greater than or equal to 1 km. The chance of energetic and catastrophic impacts is less than 10% and is compatible with the absence of giant craters dated back to 4 Ga ago and with the survival of the asteroid during the Late Heavy Bombardment. The mass loss caused by the bombardment

  10. Probing the history of Solar System through the cratering records on Vesta and Ceres

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    Turrini, D; Coradini, A

    2009-01-01

    Dawn space mission will provide the first, detailed data of two of the major bodies in the Main Belt, Vesta and Ceres. In the framework of our studies on the origin of Solar System, we modelled the accretion of Jupiter and, through an N-Body code developed on purpose, we evaluated the flux of impactors on Vesta and Ceres keeping track of their formation zones. We also studied the effects of the possible inward migration of Jupiter on the rate and the characteristics of the impacts. We here describe the different scenarios and their implications for the evolution of Solar System.

  11. Project alliancing in the offshore industry

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    Halman, Johannes I.M.; Braks, B.F.M.

    In this paper the shift towards new types of project organisation within the Offshore Industry is explained and discussed. Special focus is given to the organisational concept of Project Alliancing. The principles, structure and culture of a Project Alliance as applied within the Offshore Industry

  12. Interpartner Legitimacy in the Alliance Development Process

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    Kumar, Rajesh; Das, T.K.

    2007-01-01

    for cooperation to achieve alliance objectives. We propose three types of interpartner legitimacy - pragmatic, moral, and cognitive legitimacy - and discuss the dynamics of these three types in the formation, operation, and outcome stages of alliance development. Further, we discuss the salience of interpartner...

  13. An in-depth study of Marcia Crater, Vesta

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    Hiesinger, Harald; Ruesch, Ottaviano; Williams, David A.; Nathues, Andreas; Prettyman, Thomas H.; Tosi, Frederico; De Sanctis, M. Christina; Scully, Jennifer E. C.; Schenk, Paul M.; Aileen Yingst, R.; Denevi, Bret W.; Jaumann, Ralf; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Chris T.

    2014-05-01

    After visiting the second most massive asteroid Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012, the Dawn spacecraft is now on its way to asteroid Ceres. Dawn observed Vesta with three instruments: the German Framing Camera (FC), the Italian Visible and InfraRed mapping spectrometer (VIR), and the American Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) [1]. Marcia crater (190°E, 10°N; 68 x 58 km) is the largest of three adjacent impact structures: Marcia (youngest), Calpurnia, and Minucia (oldest). It is the largest well-preserved post-Rheasilvia impact crater, shows a complex geology [2], is young [2], exhibits evidence for gully-like mass wasting [3], contains the largest location of pitted terrain [4], has smooth impact melt ponds [5], shows enhanced spectral pyroxene signatures on its inner walls [2], and has low abundances of OH and H in comparison to the surrounding low-albedo terrain [6, 7]. Geophysically, the broad region of Marcia and Calpurnia craters is characterized by a higher Bouguer gravity, indicating denser material [9]. Williams et al. [2] have produced a detailed geologic map of Marcia crater and the surrounding terrain. They identified several units within Marcia crater, including bright crater material, pitted terrain, and smooth material. Units outside Marcia, include undivided crater ejecta material, bright lobate material, dark lobate material, and dark crater ray material [2]. Because of its extensive ejecta and fresh appearance, the Marcia impact defines a major stratigraphic event, postdating the Rheasilvia impact [2]. However, the exact age of Marcia crater is still under debate. Compositionally, Marcia crater is characterized by higher iron abundances, which were interpreted as more basaltic-eucrite-rich materials suggesting that this region has not been blanketed by diogenitic materials from large impact events [10, 11]. Using FC data, [13] identified "gray material" associated with the ejecta blanket of Marcia crater. This material is characterized

  14. STRATEGIC ALLIANCES – VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO CREATE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN A GLOBAL MARKET

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    Irina NICOLAU

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the past years, in the light of the economic turbulences all around the world, one of the most important ways to assure a competitive advantage is creating a strategic alliance. Such collaborative ventures between firms were developed as a response to the changes which have been happening to the world economy as increased competition, higher costs of developing new products, accelerated technological changes and, maybe the most important – the recent world economic crises. Being part of a strategic alliance creates competitive advantage for the companies by establishing their presence worldwide, by building up operating experience in overseas markets and gaining access to those national markets that were inaccessible before. At the same time, a strategic alliance means management commitment, special skills and forward planning for each company which takes part to an alliance.

  15. The Training of "Engineering" Teachers Based on Strategic Alliance for Industrial Technology Innovation in Engineering Colleges%工科院校“工程化”师资队伍的培养——基于产业技术创新战略联盟平台

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    潘和平; 孙道胜

    2011-01-01

    工科院校拥有“工程型”师资队伍是实现其人才培养目标的关键。本文根据超集群学习理论,探索工科院校通过参与产业技术创新战略联盟构建“工程化”师资队伍培养平台;根据当前我国工科院校师资队伍建设中的问题,提出基于产业技术创新战略联盟平台的工科院校“工程化”师资队伍培养的措施。%It is crucial to be equipped with the "engineering" teachers to cultivate reserved outstanding engineers in engineering colleges. Based on the super cluster learning theory, the paper explores the route of training the "engineering" teachers through participating in strategic alliance for industrial technology innovation. After analyzing the status quo and problems of constructing engineering teaching staff in China, the paper puts forward the countermeasures in training the "engineering" teachers based on strategic alliance for industrial technology innovation platform.

  16. 中小企业技术联盟成员之间信任、关系承诺与合作绩效——基于浙江地区产业集群实证研究%Trust, Relationship Commitment and Cooperative Performance of Medium and Small-sized Enterprises Technological Alliance: Research on Zhejiang Local Industrial Clusters

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    潘文安; 骆李佳

    2013-01-01

    Questionnaires investigating was used in Zhejiang local industrial clusters to study the trust and relationship commitment on cooperative performance among medium and small — sized enterprises technological alliance. Results showed: (1) both organizational and individual trust were positively correlated; (2) indirect effect of organizational trust on cooperative performance through relationship commitment was significantly greater than its direct effect, and individual trust played only direct positive effect on cooperative performance; (3) members of the technological alliance payed more attention to short - term objective.%以浙江部分地方产业集群中小企业技术联盟为研究对象,通过问卷调查探讨联盟成员间信任对关系承诺和合作绩效的影响.结果显示,(1)组织信任与个人信任存在着相互正向影响;(2)组织信任通过关系承诺对合作绩效的间接影响明显高于其直接影响,个人信任对合作绩效存在着显著的直接影响;(3)联盟成员在技术合作过程中更关注短期目标.

  17. Wind Alliance for the Sustainable Development

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    Camacho, Damarys Gonzalez [Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration, San Juan (Puerto Rico). Executive Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

    2012-09-30

    The Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration (PREAA) is actively engaged in the implementation of existing public policy for the conservation of energy and promotion of renewable energy to reduce consumer’s costs and reduce environmental impact. Puerto Rico is an island in where no own reserves of gas, oil or coal exists. This severe dependence in on foreign oil is reflected in the higher cost of electricity in Puerto Rico, which is significantly higher than most of the United States. Therefore, public energy policy of Puerto Rico places emphasis on diversification of energy sources and the use of renewable energy technologies. The Wind energy Alliance for the Sustainable Development project focused on the formation of a wind energy working group to educate and promote wind energy technologies; at the same time the evaluating the viability of wind energy in Puerto Rico. The educational outreach was performed through a series of wind energy workshops where interested parties such as, installers, sellers, engineers, general public even opposing groups participate from the activities.

  18. Fostering change within organizational participants of multisectoral health care alliances.

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    Hearld, Larry R; Alexander, Jeffrey A; Mittler, Jessica N

    2012-01-01

    A touted advantage of multisectoral health care alliances is their ability to coordinate diverse constituencies and pursue community health goals in ways that allow them to make greater progress than each constituency could independently. However, participating organizations may have goals that do not entirely overlap or necessarily align with the alliance's goals, which can weaken or undermine an alliance's efforts. Fostering changes within participating organizations in ways that are consistent with the alliance's goals (i.e., alliance-oriented change) may be one mechanism by which alliances can coordinate diverse activities and improve care in their local communities. We examined whether alliance-oriented change within participating organizations is associated with alliance decision-making and conflict management style, level of participation, perceptions of alliance participation benefits and costs, and awareness of alliance activities within participating organizations. The study used two rounds of survey data collected from organizational participants of 14 alliances participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality program. Alliance participants generally reported low levels of alliance-oriented change within their organizations as a result of the alliance and its activities. However, participants reporting higher levels of internal change in response to alliance activities had more positive perceptions of alliance decision-making style, higher levels of participation in alliance activities, more positive perceptions of alliance participation benefits relative to costs, and greater awareness of alliance activities across multiple levels of their respective organizations. Despite relatively low levels of alliance-oriented change within participating organizations, alliances may still have the means to align the goal orientations of a diverse membership and foster change that may extend the reach of the alliance in the community.

  19. San Diego Science Alliance Education Outreach Activities

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    Blue, Anne P.

    1996-11-01

    The General Atomics Science Education Outreach Activities as well as those of several other San Diego area institutions led to the formation in 1994 of the San Diego Science Alliance. The Science Alliance is a consortium of science-related industries, institutions of research and higher education, museums, medical health networks, and science competitions in support of K-12 science education. Some Alliance accomplishments include printing over 4000 resource catalogs for teachers, workshops presented by over 20 of their business members at the San Diego Science Education Conference, and hosting of 3 eight-week courses for teachers. The Alliance provides an important forum for interaction between schools and teachers and local industries and institutions. The Science Alliance maintains a World Wide Web Home Page at elvbf http://www.cerf.net/sd_science/. General Atomics' role in the San Diego Science Alliance will be presented.(Presented by Patricia S. Winter for the General Atomics Science Education Groups and San Diego Science Alliance.)

  20. Alliance free sets in Cartesian product graphs

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    Yero, Ismael G; Bermudo, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph. For a non-empty subset of vertices $S\\subseteq V$, and vertex $v\\in V$, let $\\delta_S(v)=|\\{u\\in S:uv\\in E\\}|$ denote the cardinality of the set of neighbors of $v$ in $S$, and let $\\bar{S}=V-S$. Consider the following condition: {equation}\\label{alliancecondition} \\delta_S(v)\\ge \\delta_{\\bar{S}}(v)+k, \\{equation} which states that a vertex $v$ has at least $k$ more neighbors in $S$ than it has in $\\bar{S}$. A set $S\\subseteq V$ that satisfies Condition (\\ref{alliancecondition}) for every vertex $v \\in S$ is called a \\emph{defensive} $k$-\\emph{alliance}; for every vertex $v$ in the neighborhood of $S$ is called an \\emph{offensive} $k$-\\emph{alliance}. A subset of vertices $S\\subseteq V$, is a \\emph{powerful} $k$-\\emph{alliance} if it is both a defensive $k$-alliance and an offensive $(k +2)$-alliance. Moreover, a subset $X\\subset V$ is a defensive (an offensive or a powerful) $k$-alliance free set if $X$ does not contain any defensive (offensive or powerful, respectively) $k$-allianc...

  1. Spectral characterization of V-type asteroids outside the Vesta family

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    Migliorini, Alessandra; De Sanctis, M. C.; Lazzaro, D.; Ammannito, E.

    2017-01-01

    We present new near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectra of 10 V-type candidate asteroids obtained at the 3.6 m Telescopio Nazionale Galileo covering the spectral range of 0.7-2.5 μm. The observed objects were selected from diverse data sets of putative V-type asteroids in order to characterize them, and hence better understand their relationship with (4) Vesta. We derive spectral parameters from NIR spectra to infer mineralogical information of the observed asteroids. All the spectra of the asteroids here reported show two prominent absorption features at 1 and 2 μm that are typical of V-class objects. The comparison of spectral parameters such as band centres and band separation, among our observations, Howardites, Eucrites, Diogenites meteorites, and (4) Vesta from Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR) data on Dawn reveals that there is a strong correlation between these objects. From our analysis, four objects are compatible with Howardites, three are more similar to a eucritic-like composition, and two are compatible with Diogenites. Asteroid 26145, which is the only member of the Vesta dynamical family observed in 2012 March, is compatible with Vesta's surface, and shows a composition close to the Eucrites.

  2. Asteroid 4 Vesta: dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment

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    Pirani, S

    2016-01-01

    Vesta is the only currently identified asteroid for which we possess samples, which revealed us that the asteroid is differentiated and possesses a relatively thin basaltic crust that survived to the evolution of the asteroid belt and the Solar System. However, little is know about the effects of past events like the Late Heavy Bombardment on this crust. We address this gap in our knowledge by simulating the LHB in the different dynamical scenarios proposed for the migration of the giant planets in the broad framework of the Nice Model. The results of simulations generate information about produced crater population, surface saturation, mass loss and mass gain of Vesta and number of energetic or catastrophic impacts during LHB. Our results reveal that planet-planet scattering is a dynamically favourable migration mechanism for the survival of Vesta and its crust. The number of impacts on Vesta estimated as due to the LHB is $31\\pm5$, i.e. about 5 times larger than the number of impacts that would have occurre...

  3. Impactor flux and cratering on Ceres and Vesta: Implications for the early Solar System

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    de Elía, G C

    2011-01-01

    We study the impactor flux and cratering on Ceres and Vesta caused by the collisional and dynamical evolution of the asteroid Main Belt. We develop a statistical code based on a well-tested model for the simultaneous evolution of the Main Belt and NEA size distributions. This code includes catastrophic collisions and noncollisional removal processes such as the Yarkovsky effect and the orbital resonances. The model assumes that the dynamical depletion of the early Main Belt was very strong, and owing to that, most Main Belt comminution occurred when its dynamical structure was similar to the present one. Our results indicate that the number of D > 1 km Main Belt asteroids striking Ceres and Vesta over the Solar System history are approximately 4 600 and 1 100 respectively. The largest Main Belt asteroids expected to have impacted Ceres and Vesta had diameters of 71.7 km and 21.1 km. The number of D > 0.1 km craters on Ceres is \\sim 3.4 \\times 10^8 and 6.2 \\times 10^7 on Vesta. The number of craters with D > 1...

  4. Differentiation of Asteroid 4 Vesta: Core Formation by Iron Rain in a Silicate Magma Ocean

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    Kiefer, Walter S.; Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2017-01-01

    Geochemical observations of the eucrite and diogenite meteorites, together with observations made by NASA's Dawn spacecraft while orbiting asteroid 4 Vesta, suggest that Vesta resembles H chondrites in bulk chemical composition, possible with about 25 percent of a CM-chondrite like composition added in. For this model, the core is 15 percent by mass (or 8 percent by volume) of the asteroid, with a composition of 73.7 percent by weight Fe, 16.0 percent by weight S, and 10.3 percent by weight Ni. The abundances of moderately siderophile elements (Ni, Co, Mo, W, and P) in eucrites require that essentially all of the metallic phase in Vesta segregated to form a core prior to eucrite solidification. The combination of the melting phase relationships for the silicate and metal phases, together with the moderately siderophile element concentrations together require that complete melting of the metal phase occurred (temperature is greater than1350 degrees Centigrade), along with substantial (greater than 40 percent) melting of the silicate material. Thus, core formation on Vesta occurs as iron rain sinking through a silicate magma ocean.

  5. Investigating the origin of the asteroids and early findings on Vesta historical studies in asteroid research

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    Cunningham, Clifford J

    2017-01-01

    This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet’s explosion. Cunningham studies that idea in detail through the writings of Sir David Brewster in Scotland, the era's most prolific writer about the asteroids. He also examines the link between meteorites and asteroids, revealing a synergy between Ernst Chladni, Romantic symbolism, and the music of the spheres. Vesta was a lightning rod for controversy throughout the nineteenth century with observers arguing over its size and color, and the astounding notion that it was self-luminous. It was also a major force for change, as new methods in the field of celestial mechanics were developed to study the orbital perturbations it is subject to. A large selection of private correspondence and scientific papers complete the first comprehensive historical study of Vesta ever published. With a synoptic look at the four astero...

  6. Damage Detection in an Operating Vestas V27 Wind Turbine Blade by use of Outlier Analysis

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    Ulriksen, Martin Dalgaard; Tcherniak, Dmitri; Damkilde, Lars

    2015-01-01

    The present paper explores the application of a well-established vibration-based damage detection method to an operating Vestas V27 wind turbine blade. The blade is analyzed in a total of four states, namely, a healthy one plus three damaged ones in which trailing edge openings of increasing sizes...

  7. Spiraling Away from Vesta: Design of the Transfer from the Low to High Altitude Dawn Mapping Orbits

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    Smith, John C.; Parcher, Daniel W.; Whiffen, Gregory J.

    2013-01-01

    Dawn has successfully completed its orbital mission at Vesta and is currently en route to an orbital rendezvous with Ceres in 2015. The longest duration and most complex portion of the Vesta departure trajectory was the transfer from the low to high altitude science orbit. This paper describes the design of this low-thrust trajectory optimized assuming a minimum-propellant mass objective. The transfer utilized solar-electric ion propulsion applied over 139 spacecraft revolutions about Vesta. Science drivers, operational constraints, and robustness to statistical uncertainties are addressed. The 45-day transfer trajectory was successfully implemented in early 2012.

  8. The Application of a Vestoid-Derived Photometric Model to the Surface of (4) Vesta

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    Hicks, M.; Buratti, B. J.; Li, J.; Denevi, B. W.; Nathues, A.; Reddy, V.; Schroeder, S.; Hoffmann, M.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Filacchione, G.; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Duffard, R.; Zhao, H.; Rhoades, H.; Mayes, D.; Barajas, T.; Truong, T.; Foster, J.; Dawn Science Team

    2011-12-01

    In anticipation of the Dawn Mission to Vesta, we conducted a ground-based campaign of Bessel BVRI filter photometry of five V-type near-Earth asteroids over a wide range of solar phase angle. Our disk-integrated photometry gave us access to solar phase geometries not available to ground-based observers of (4) Vesta but will be experienced by the Dawn spacecraft throughout its approach and mapping phases. The majority of our observations were obtained at the JPL 0.6-m Table Mountain Observatory but multiple nights were also contributed by the Calar Alto 1.2-m and 2.2-m telescopes, as well as the Purple Mountain 1-m Schmidt. Restricting our data to the vestoids with low light-curve amplitude, our disk-integrated photometry allowed us to derive f(α), assuming a spherical body, expressed as a fourth-order polynomial plus an exponential term. By scaling with a relative reflectance spectrum, our model can be expanded to cover a wavelength range from the optical to the near-IR. Our model was further constrained by Dawn photometry of (4) Vesta generated from approach and orbit insertion optical navigation images, when the disk of (4) Vesta was less than the field-of-view of the camera. In this work, we will focus on the application of our vestoid-derived photometric model on calibrated disk-resolved Dawn Framing Camera (FC) filter images Dawn Visual and Infrared (VIR) spectral cubes of (4) Vesta obtained during the early stages of Dawn's mapping mission. We shall explore and validate our model across a wide range of surface albedo and terrain types. Deviations from our model will likely give clues towards variations in texture and surface scattering properties. This work was funded by NASA.

  9. Study on Mechanism of Foreign Technology Transfer Control in Sino-foreign Joint Venture Alliance%中外合资联盟内外方技术控制机理研究

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    徐礼伯; 陈效林

    2014-01-01

    From the alliance perspective,this paper takes the nature of sino-foreign joint venture as the entry point,aims at effectively using the Sino-foreign joint venture to promote the technical level and the core competitiveness of our enter-prises of the ultimate goal,analyzes systematically the mechanism of foreign technical transfer control research,and finds that adverse outcomes of joint ventures are often attributed to the facts that foreign enterprises manage to control the techni-cal transfer,such as controlling management,establishing alliance portfolio,absorbing Chinese shares or ceasing joint ven-ture relationship.%从联盟的角度,以中外合资的本质为切入点,围绕如何有效利用中外合资提升我国企业技术水平和核心竞争力的根本目标,对中外合资联盟内外方技术控制机理进行系统分析。研究发现合资企业的不良结局往往是外方企业有计划实施技术控制的结果,主要途径是掌控管理控制权、建立联盟组合、吸收中方股份或中止合资关系等。

  10. Managing strategic alliances in the power generation industry

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    Kumar, Rajesh

    2003-01-01

    Highlights the challenges for power development developers in initiating alliances in the power generation industry. Importance of strategic alliances in the industry; Nature of the alliances in the independent power industry; Strategies for creating and sustaining value in global power development......; Management of tensions inherent in internal and external alliances....

  11. Managing strategic alliances in the power generation industry

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    Kumar, Rajesh

    2003-01-01

    Highlights the challenges for power development developers in initiating alliances in the power generation industry. Importance of strategic alliances in the industry; Nature of the alliances in the independent power industry; Strategies for creating and sustaining value in global power development......; Management of tensions inherent in internal and external alliances....

  12. NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer

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    The NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer funds the Cancer Nanotechnology Training Centers collectively with the NCI Cancer Training Center. Find out about the funded Centers, to date, that train our next generation of scientists in the field of Canc

  13. Alliance and group cohesion in relationship education.

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    Owen, Jesse; Antle, Becky; Barbee, Anita

    2013-09-01

    Relationship education programs have been shown as an effective way to increase relationship functioning. There is less known about how process factors, such as alliance with the leader or group dynamics, affect outcomes in these interventions. We examined group cohesion and alliance with the leader in a relationship education program tailored for individuals. Specifically, we examined whether participants' ratings (n = 126) of the group cohesion and alliance with the leader were associated with changes in relationship adjustment, relationship confidence, and communication quality from pre- to postintervention. The results demonstrated that participants' perceptions of the cohesion among the members in their relationship education group, but not the leader-participant alliance, made a significant contribution to the changes in participants' relationship functioning. These results suggest that the group dynamics among the members in the group are important ingredients in relationship education. Implications for relationship programs are provided. © FPI, Inc.

  14. Collaborative innovation effort and size in alliances

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    Asikainen, Anna-Leena; Radziwon, Agnieszka

    Innovation Survey 2010 – 12 and covers the representation of 12 EU Member States. The main findings indicate that product and process innovations do not seem to show any significant influence on the likelihood of building the alliances, whereas this likelihood increases along with the introduction......This study presents quantitative investigation of the factors that influence the process of forming strategic alliances with a special focus on the role of innovation strategies and firm’s size in alliance building process. The empirical sample is based on a large scale data from the Community...... of organisational and marketing innovations. Additionally, small firms were more likely (than large) to engage into alliances as a part of their strategy. On more general level our data also confirm that factors such as: number of highly educated employees, foreign ownership of a firm and presence of firm...

  15. Strategic Alliances in The Robotics Industry

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    Nielsen, Ulrik Bjørn

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the master-thesis was to examine how Blue Ocean Robotics can structure its strategic alliances to gain a competitive advantage in the market development of robotics in international markets.......The purpose of the master-thesis was to examine how Blue Ocean Robotics can structure its strategic alliances to gain a competitive advantage in the market development of robotics in international markets....

  16. Linking Farmers to Markets through Productive Alliances

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    2016-01-01

    This new report presents the results of a systematic assessment of the World Bank’s 15-year experience with the productive alliance approach adopted by 21 projects in 10 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. With funding of over United States (U.S.) 1 billion dollar since the early 2000s, increasing evidence suggests that the productive alliance approach can lead to increases i...

  17. Effective logistics alliance design and management

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    Brekalo, Lisa; Albers, Sascha

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: We argue that the productive analyses of logistics alliances in the literature have led to a multitude of heterogeneous contributions. These should be consolidated and systematized in order to (a) synthesize the existing findings in a meaningful way and guide future research for effective design and management; and (b) improve logistics alliance performance in practice. Design/methodology/approach: We use a systematic literature review to screen and consolidate current knowledge on e...

  18. Reevaluating Surface Composition of Asteroid (4) Vesta by Comparing HED Spectral Data with Dawn Framing Camera (FC) Observations

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    Giebner, T.; Jaumann, R.; Schröder, S.

    2016-08-01

    This master's thesis project tries to reevaluate previous findings on asteroid (4) Vesta's surface composition by using DAWN FC Filter image ratios in a new way in order to identify HED (howardite, eucrite, diogenite) lithologies on the surface.

  19. Strategic Alliances: the Potential for Russian Nanoindustry

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    Inshakova Elena Ivanovna

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Strategic alliances as a form of interfirm cooperation (including international cooperation increase the potential of solving large-scale problems of national nanoindustry development, providing synergy of participants resources united by the principle of complementarity and substitution in the process of joint implementation of complex R&D programs, mobilization and input of significant financial, material, technical and intellectual resources of the participants in nanotechnology projects. Strategic alliances in nanoindustry with national and international companies participation are defined as institutional and organizational form of interfirm cooperation. At this, the upper limit of its functioning is represented by hierarchical relations in transactions within the integrated structures, and the low limit by heterarchical relations in transactions among the detached firms. The paper identifies the main factors of successful functioning of strategic alliances in nanoindustry. At the same time, the participants pursuit of their own economic interests (including non-matching interests will inevitably become a source of origin and accumulation of contradictions in the alliance, which can cause its disintegration or acquisition of a weaker, passive participant by a stronger one. This determines the need for a thorough study of decisions on entering into a strategic alliance, on tactical and operational participation in its management in accordance with the contribution of partners to its creation, defining their authority and share in the results of operations. The article also studies the experience of strategic alliances formation in American and European nanoindustry, and exemplifies the potential of such interfirm cooperation in the realia of Russian economy.

  20. 产业技术创新战略联盟利益分配模型研究%Study on Benefits Distribution Model of Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance

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    陈爱祖; 唐雯; 康继红

    2013-01-01

    提出一种依据联盟成员资源投入大小进行利益分配的模型与方法,并通过矩阵模型来对联盟的收益进行多方协调,以实现利益分配的公平性.并在理论研究的基础上,给出实证分析结果.%In this paper,a benefit distribution model based on the value of member's resources investment is put forward.And a matrix model of multiparty coordination to achieve a fair distribution of alliance benefits is also proposed.On the basis of the theoretical research,the paper also gives the empirical analysis of the results.

  1. Canadian biotechnology start-ups, 1991-1997: the role of incumbents' patents and strategic alliances in controlling competition.

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    Calabrese, T; Baum, J A; Silverman, B S

    2000-12-01

    Fligstein (1996) contends that organizations act to exploit the institutional context in which they are embedded so as to stabilize the competition they face. Drawing on Fligstein's theoretical analysis, we conceptualize incumbent biotechnology firms' patent-ing and alliance-building activities as attempts to stabilize and control potential competition and analyze how these activities shape rates of founding in the Canadian biotechnology industry. We find that increases in the level and concentration of incumbents' patenting discourage founding, particularly in human application sectors of the industry where development and approval processes are more costly and time consuming. Incumbents' horizontal alliances depress start-ups; vertical alliances stimulate start-ups. Our findings highlight how technology appropriation and strategic alliances structure the competitive dynamics and evolution of high-technology, knowledge-intensive industries.

  2. Entrepreneurial Alliances: A Study of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Alliances in the Charter School Industry

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    Washington, Cheryl A.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the practices, processes, and success rates of 15 entrepreneurial alliances in the Texas charter school industry. The research involved interdisciplinary industries (business and education) and focused on how a specific type of alliance structure utilized social innovation to exploit opportunity and impact change in the…

  3. Strategic Alliance Poker: Demonstrating the Importance of Complementary Resources and Trust in Strategic Alliance Management

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    Reutzel, Christopher R.; Worthington, William J.; Collins, Jamie D.

    2012-01-01

    Strategic Alliance Poker (SAP) provides instructors with an opportunity to integrate the resource based view with their discussion of strategic alliances in undergraduate Strategic Management courses. Specifically, SAP provides Strategic Management instructors with an experiential exercise that can be used to illustrate the value creation…

  4. Strategic Alliance Poker: Demonstrating the Importance of Complementary Resources and Trust in Strategic Alliance Management

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    Reutzel, Christopher R.; Worthington, William J.; Collins, Jamie D.

    2012-01-01

    Strategic Alliance Poker (SAP) provides instructors with an opportunity to integrate the resource based view with their discussion of strategic alliances in undergraduate Strategic Management courses. Specifically, SAP provides Strategic Management instructors with an experiential exercise that can be used to illustrate the value creation…

  5. Global variations in regolith properties on asteroid Vesta from Dawn's low-altitude mapping orbit

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    Denevi, Brett W.; Beck, Andrew W.; Coman, Ecaterina I.; Thomson, Bradley J.; Ammannito, Eleonora; Blewett, David T.; Sunshine, Jessica M.; de Sanctis, Maria Cristina; Li, Jian-Yang; Marchi, Simone; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Petro, Noah E.; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2016-12-01

    We investigate the depth, variability, and history of regolith on asteroid Vesta using data from the Dawn spacecraft. High-resolution (15-20 m pixel-1) Framing Camera images are used to assess the presence of morphologic indicators of a shallow regolith, including the presence of blocks in crater ejecta, spur-and-gully-type features in crater walls, and the retention of small (chondrite material. The presence of a thick regolith in this area supports the idea that this is an ancient terrain that has accumulated a larger component of exogenic debris. We find evidence for the gardening of crater ejecta toward more howarditic compositions, consistent with regolith mixing being the dominant form of "weathering" on Vesta.

  6. Crystallization and cooling conditions for diogenite formation in the turbulent magma ocean of asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Kawabata, Yusuke; Nagahara, Hiroko

    2017-01-01

    Despite its small size, the asteroid 4 Vesta has been completely differentiated to core and mantle. Its composition is similar to howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites of which the detailed petrology is known. Therefore, 4 Vesta is a good target for understanding the differentiation of terrestrial planets. A new differentiation model for crust formation has been developed by taking magma ocean fluid dynamics, chemical equilibrium, the presence of 26Al, and cooling into consideration with a special focus on crystal separation. The role of crystal size, thickness of the conductive lid, and fO2 are evaluated as parameters. The results show that large crystals of at least 1 cm settled and formed a kilometer-thick cumulate layer of orthopyroxene with Mg # of 0.70-0.90 in ∼20 thousand years, which almost agrees with the Mg # of diogenites. Smaller grain sizes formed thinner layers.

  7. Probing the history of Solar System through the cratering records on Vesta and Ceres

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    Magni, G.; Turrini, D.; Coradini, A.; Fonte, S.

    2009-04-01

    Dawn mission will provide detailed images of Vesta and Ceres surfaces and supply crucial information to constrain their mineralogical and elemental composition through VIR, its imaging spectrometer. Thanks to these data, we will be able to study in depth the crater record on the surface of both Vesta and Ceres. We discuss the cratering process of Vesta and Ceres at the time of Jupiter formation. In our model we consider Jupiter's gas accretion and displacement due to angular momentum exchange with the surrounding nebula. The gas accretion model used has been described in Coradini et al. (2004). Jupiter's migration has been included to estimate the effect of increasing displacements. To explore the early collisional history of Vesta and Ceres we simulated the dynamical evolution of a section of the young Solar System at the time of Jupiter's core formation and the subsequent accretion of the gaseous envelope. Our scheme of the forming Solar System was composed of the Sun, the accreting Jupiter and a swarm of massless particles representing the planetesimals. The massless particles were initially distributed into a limited spatial region, which has been chosen after a set of numerical experiments aiming to determine the region of Solar System influenced by the forming Jupiter on the considered timespan to optimise the computational requirements. We didn't model the giant planet formation process directly through hydrodynamical computations. In our simulations we reproduced the evolution of Jupiter through an analytical approach: the parameters on which the model was based, however, were derived from the results of hydrodynamical simulations performed with the code described in Coradini et al. (2004). During the dynamical evolution of our template of the Solar System we evaluated through a statistic approach the probability of planetesimals impacting against Vesta and Ceres. In the following subsections we will describe in detail the initial conditions and the

  8. An Attempt to Measure the Traffic Impact of Airline Alliances

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    Iatrou, Kostas; Skourias, Nikolaos

    2005-01-01

    This paper analyzes the effects of airline alliances on the allied partners output by comparing the traffic change observed between the pre- and the post-alliance period. First, a simple methodology based on traffic passenger modelling is developed, and then an empirical analysis is conducted using time series from four global strategic alliances (Wings, Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam) and 124 alliance routes. The analysis concludes that, all other things being equal, strategic alliances do lead to a 9.4%, on average, improvement in passenger volume.

  9. Thermopyhsical conditions for the onset of a core dynamo in Vesta

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    Formisano, Michelangelo; Federico, Costanzo; De Angelis, Simone; De Sanctis, Maria Cristina; Magni, Gianfranco

    2016-04-01

    Recently, a study on the magnetization of the eucrite meteorite Allan Hills A81001 [1] has suggested the possibility that, in its primordial history, Vesta had an active core dynamo. The magnetic field associated could have preserved Vesta from the space-weathering. In this work, using a parametrized thermal convection method, we verified the thermophysical conditions for the onset of a core dynamo. The starting point is a post-differentiated structure [2,3,4], made of a metallic core, silicate mantle and rocky crust. We explored four different fully differentiated configurations of Vesta [5], characterized by different chondritic composition, with the constraints on the core size and density provided by [6]. We also explored three different scaling laws for the core velocity (mixing-length theory, MAC and an intermediate case). Core and mantle have both a temperature-dependent viscosity, which is the parameter that largely influences the magnetic Reynolds number and the dynamo duration. Our results suggest that Vesta had an active dynamo, whose duration lies in the range 150-500 Myr and the more appropriate scaling law for the core velocity is that given by the mixing-length theory. The maximum strength of the primordial core magnetic field is compatible with the estimations provided by [1]. [1] Fu, R. et al, 2012, Science 338, 238 [2] Ghosh, A. and McSween, H.Y., 1998, Icarus, 134, 187 [3] Formisano, M. et al., 2013, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48, 2316 [4] Neumann, W., et al., 2014, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 395, 267 [5] Toplis, M.J., et al., 2013, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48, 2300 [6] Ermakov, A.I., et al.2014, Icarus, 240, 146

  10. Wind turbine test Vestas V27-225 kW

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    Markkilde Petersen, S.

    1990-10-15

    The report describes fundamental measurements performed on a Vestas-V27-225 kW pitch regulated wind turbine. The measurements carried out and reported here comprises the power output, system efficiency, energy production, transmission efficiency, rotor power, rotor efficiency, air-brakes efficiency, structural dynamics, loads at cut-in and braking, yaw error statistics, flapwise root bending moment and rotor thrust. (author).

  11. Knowledge Creation in Strategic Alliance: Case of ‘Child Business’ Learning from ‘Parent Partner’

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Alliance is becoming an essential feature in today’s intensely competitive market as a means of facilitating market entry, acquiring new technology, leveraging economies of scale, and enhancing new product development capabilities.Recently, alliances have been linked to the organizational learning literature where alliances create environments for learning and knowledge transfer. This phenomenon is the main purpose of this paper, where it will define and discuss the key facilitating learning elements in strategic alliances. The study used an in-depth case study method. Two respondent organizations were used to gather data for the purpose of the study. One case was from the manufacturing sector and the other is from the service sector. Both entered into alliances with learning from foreign parent partner as one of the key objectives. The final part of the paper will summarize the findings and suggest key elements promoting learning from foreign parent partner to the ‘child businesses in the case of international strategic alliance which include learning as one of their alliance objectives

  12. "Unequal Diversity" as a Knowledge Alliance: An Encounter of Paulo Freire's Dialogical Approach and Transdisciplinarity

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    Novy, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this self-reflective paper is to focus on practical efforts to combat inequality and foster intercultural dialogue in education. It introduces "knowledge alliances", a type of social practice open for education technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is structured in a theoretical and an empirical…

  13. Only Connect: The Working Alliance in Computer-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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    Kiluk, Brian D.; Serafini, Kelly; Frankforter, Tami; Nich, Charla; Carroll, Kathleen M.

    2014-01-01

    The limited role of therapists in some technology-based interventions raises questions as to whether clients may develop a ‘working alliance’ with the program, and the impact on relationships with a therapist and/or treatment outcomes. In this study, the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI), and an adapted version for technology-based interventions (WAI-Tech), were administered within a subsample (n = 66) of cocaine-dependent individuals participating in a randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of Computer-Based Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT4CBT) as an adjunct to treatment as usual (TAU). Results suggest the WAI-Tech has relatively similar psychometric characteristics as the standard WAI; however the ‘bond’ subscale scores were lower on the WAI-Tech [F(1,52) = 5.78, p<.05]. Scores on the WAI-Tech were not associated with cocaine use outcomes, whereas total scores on the WAI for those assigned to TAU were associated with the percentage of days abstinent from cocaine (r = .43, p < .05). There was little evidence that adding a technology-based intervention adversely affected the working alliance with a therapist in this sample. These preliminary findings suggest some concepts of working alliance may apply to computer-based CBT, yet the function of the alliance may be different in technology-based interventions than in face-to-face psychotherapies. PMID:25461789

  14. "Unequal Diversity" as a Knowledge Alliance: An Encounter of Paulo Freire's Dialogical Approach and Transdisciplinarity

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    Novy, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this self-reflective paper is to focus on practical efforts to combat inequality and foster intercultural dialogue in education. It introduces "knowledge alliances", a type of social practice open for education technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is structured in a theoretical and an empirical…

  15. Alignment and Alliances for Research Institutes Engaged in Product Innovation. Two Case Studies

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    Weerd-Nederhof, de Petra; Fisscher, Olaf

    2003-01-01

    Research institutes mainly engage in product innovation for the purpose of applying, testing and usually also transferring knowledge or technology. Managing product innovation processes in this type of environment leads to various problems with the establishment and managent of alliances and alignme

  16. Comparison of Observed Surface Temperatures of 4 Vesta to the KRC Thermal Model

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    Titus, T. N.; Becker, K. J.; Anderson, J. A.; Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Palomba, E.; Grassi, D.; Capaccioni, F.; Ammannito, E.; Combe, J.-P.; McCord, T. B.; Li, J.-Y.; Russell, C. T.; Ryamond, C. A.; Mittlefehldt, D.; Toplis, M.; Forni, O.; Sykes, M. V.

    2012-01-01

    In this work, we will compare ob-served temperatures of the surface of Vesta using data acquired by the Dawn [1] Visible and Infrared Map-ping Spectrometer (VIR-MS) [2] during the approach phase to model results from the KRC thermal model. High thermal inertia materials, such as bedrock, resist changes in temperature while temperatures of low thermal inertia material, such as dust, respond quickly to changes in solar insolation. The surface of Vesta is expected to have low to medium thermal inertia values, with the most commonly used value being extremely low at 15 TIU [4]. There are several parameters which affect observed temperatures in addition to thermal inertia: bond albedo, slope, and surface roughness. In addition to these parameters, real surfaces are rarely uniform monoliths that can be described by a single thermal inertia value. Real surfaces are often vertically layered or are mixtures of dust and rock. For Vesta's surface, with temperature extremes ranging from 50 K to 275 K and no atmosphere, even a uniform monolithic surface may have non-uniform thermal inertia due to temperature dependent thermal conductivity.

  17. Dichotomous Vesta - one more brilliant example of the universal shaping pattern of celestial bodies

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    Kochemasov, G. G.

    2011-10-01

    Expected detailed images of Vesta sent by DAWN spacecraft certainly will show a prominent tectonic (must be also compositional) d ichotomy of this large asteroid. The assuredness is based on some mainly the HST photos and the wave planetology fundamental conception: Theorem 1 - " Ce les tial bodies are dichotomous ". Availab le images confirm that Ves ta has two sides: one concave, another convex (Fig. 1-3). (4) Vesta, about 525 km across, has a deep dark depression from one side opposed to a bulging shining hemisphere [1] (Fig.1) The image of Fig. 1 hints that the dichotomy is complicated by s ectoring (Theorem 2: " Ce les tial bodies are s ectoral"). The principal dichotomous shape of (4) Vesta is characteristic also for (1) Ceres. The oblong body of Ceres (major/minor axes of 898/788 km [3] and 970/ 930 km,[Parker & Stern]) according to HST (J.Parker & Stern) has a prominent dusky dark spot (Piazzi) from one side. It occupies a significant part of the asteroid (about 250 km, more than a quarter the size of Ce res) and probably might be assigned to a depression. Tectonically one may compare this depression with the Pacific basin hollow on Earth. One may state that the wave planetology is a science that can predict

  18. HUBBLE REVEALS HUGE CRATER ON THE SURFACE OF THE ASTEROID VESTA

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    2002-01-01

    [left] A NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the asteroid Vesta, taken in May 1996 when the asteroid was 110 million miles from Earth. The asymmetry of the asteroid and 'nub' and the south pole is suggestive that it suffered a large impact event. The image was digitally restored to yield an effective scale of six miles per pixel (picture element). [center] A color-encoded elevation map of Vesta clearly shows the giant 285- mile diameter impact basin and 'bull's-eye' central peak. The map was constructed from 78 Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 pictures. Surface topography was estimated by noting irregularities along the limb and at the terminator (day/night boundary) where shadows are enhanced by the low Sun angle. [right] A 3-D computer model of the asteroid Vesta synthesized from Hubble topographic data. The crater's 8-mile high central peak can clearly be seen near the pole. The surface texture on the model is artificial, and is not representative of the true brightness variations on the asteroid. Elevation features have not been exaggerated. Photo Credit: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University), NASA

  19. The contamination of the surface of Vesta by impacts and the delivery of the dark material

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    Turrini, D; McCord, T B; Oklay, N; Vincent, J -B; Prettyman, T H; McSween, H Y; SJ, G J Consolmagno; De Sanctis, M C; Corre, L Le; Longobardo, A; Palomba, E; Russell, C T

    2014-01-01

    The Dawn spacecraft observed the presence of dark material, which in turn proved to be associated with OH and H-rich material, on the surface of Vesta. The source of this dark material has been identified with the low albedo asteroids, but it is still a matter of debate whether the delivery of the dark material is associated with a few large impact events, to micrometeorites or to the continuous, secular flux of impactors on Vesta. The continuous flux scenario predicts that a significant fraction of the exogenous material accreted by Vesta should be due to non-dark impactors likely analogous to ordinary chondrites, which instead represent only a minor contaminant in the HED meteorites. We explored the continuous flux scenario and its implications for the composition of the vestan regolith, taking advantage of the data from the Dawn mission and the HED meteorites. We used our model to show that the stochastic events scenario and the micrometeoritic flux scenario are natural consequences of the continuous flux ...

  20. A population of main belt asteroids co-orbiting with Ceres and Vesta

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    Christou, Apostolos A

    2011-01-01

    We have carried out a search for Main Belt Asteroids (MBAs) co-orbiting with the large MBA Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Through improving the search criteria used in (Christou, 2000b) and numerical integrations of candidate coorbitals, we have identified approximately 51 (44) objects currently in co-orbital libration with Ceres (Vesta). We show that these form part of a larger population of transient coorbitals; 129 (94) MBAs undergo episodes of co-orbital libration with Ceres (Vesta) within a 2 Myr interval centred on the present. The lifetime in the resonance is typically a few times 10^5 yr butcan exceed 2*10^6 yr. The variational properties of the orbits of several co-orbitals were examined. It was found that their present states with respect to the secondary are well determined but knowledge of it is lost typically after ~2*10^5 years. Objects initially deeper into the coorbital region maintain their coorbital state for longer. Using the model of Namouni et al. (1999) we show that their dynamics are...

  1. Orbit Transfers for Dawn's Vesta Operations : Navigation and Mission Design Experience

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    Han, Dongsuk

    2012-01-01

    Dawn, a mission belonging to NASA's Discovery Program, was launched on September 27, 2007 to explore main belt asteroids in order to yield insights into important questions about the formation and evolution of the solar system. From July of 2011 to August of 2012, the Dawn spacecraft successfully returned valuable science data, collected during the four planned mapping orbits at its first target asteroid, Vesta. Each mapping orbit was designed to enable a different set of scientific observations. Such a mission would have been impossible without the low thrust ion propulsion system (IPS). Maneuvering a spacecraft using only the IPS for the transfers between the mapping orbits posed many technical challenges to Dawn's flight team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Each transfer needs a robust plan that accounts for uncertainties in maneuver execution, orbit determination, and physical characteristics of Vesta. This paper discusses the mission design and navigational experience during Dawn's Vesta operations. Topics include requirements and constraints from Dawn's science and spacecraft teams, orbit determination and maneuver design and building process for transfers, developing timelines for thrust sequence build cycles, and the process of scheduling very demanding coverage with ground antennae at NASA's Deep Space Network.

  2. Core Formation on Asteroid 4 Vesta: Iron Rain in a Silicate Magma Ocean

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    Kiefer, Walter S.; Mittlefehldt, David W.

    2017-01-01

    Geochemical observations of the eucrite and diogenite meteorites, together with observations made by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, suggest that Vesta resembles H chondrites in bulk chemical composition, possibly with about 25% of a CM-chondrite like composition added in. For this model, the core is 15% by mass (or 8 volume %) of the asteroid. The abundances of moderately siderophile elements (Ni, Co, Mo, W, and P) in eucrites require that essentially all of the metallic phase in Vesta segregated to form a core prior to eucrite solidification. Melting in the Fe-Ni-S system begins at a cotectic temperature of 940 deg. C. Only about 40% of the total metal phase, or 3-4 volume % of Vesta, melts prior to the onset of silicate melting. Liquid iron in solid silicate initially forms isolated pockets of melt; connected melt channels, which are necessary if the metal is to segregate from the silicate, are only possible when the metal phase exceeds about 5 volume %. Thus, metal segregation to form a core does not occur prior to the onset of silicate melting.

  3. Colors and Photometry of Bright Materials on Vesta as Seen by the Dawn Framing Camera

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    Schroeder, S. E.; Li, J.-Y.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Pieters, C. M.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Hiesinger, H.; Blewett, D. T.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Keller, H. U.; Nathues, A.

    2012-01-01

    The Dawn spacecraft has been in orbit around the asteroid Vesta since July, 2011. The on-board Framing Camera has acquired thousands of high-resolution images of the regolith-covered surface through one clear and seven narrow-band filters in the visible and near-IR wavelength range. It has observed bright and dark materials that have a range of reflectance that is unusually wide for an asteroid. Material brighter than average is predominantly found on crater walls, and in ejecta surrounding caters in the southern hemisphere. Most likely, the brightest material identified on the Vesta surface so far is located on the inside of a crater at 64.27deg S, 1.54deg . The apparent brightness of a regolith is influenced by factors such as particle size, mineralogical composition, and viewing geometry. As such, the presence of bright material can indicate differences in lithology and/or degree of space weathering. We retrieve the spectral and photometric properties of various bright terrains from false-color images acquired in the High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO). We find that most bright material has a deeper 1-m pyroxene band than average. However, the aforementioned brightest material appears to have a 1-m band that is actually less deep, a result that awaits confirmation by the on-board VIR spectrometer. This site may harbor a class of material unique for Vesta. We discuss the implications of our spectral findings for the origin of bright materials.

  4. Technology strategic alliances,protection of intellectual property rights and innovation: a cross-case study%技术战略联盟,知识产权保护与创新——一个跨案例研究

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    李晶晶; 杨震宁

    2012-01-01

    技术与经济的不断进步使许多企业开始对竞争关系进行战略性调整,创建网络、结成联盟,企业开始从"对立竞争"走向"合作竞争"。技术战略联盟间特殊的"竞合关系"要求其既能共享知识,又要防止对方的投机行为。知识资源对企业的特殊性使得联盟间的知识共享面临一定风险,这种风险可能导致企业核心技术泄露,丧失创新能力。本研究通过文献综述、跨案例研究指出技术战略联盟企业建立合理知识产权保护机制的必要性及其对创新绩效的影响,对联盟企业的创新和管理有一定启示意义。%With the development of technology and economy,many firms begin to adjust their competitive relationship strategically,create net-work relationship and combine alliances.Their relationships change from opposite competition to cooperate competition.The special co-opetition relationship requires alliance members share knowledge,but pay attention to opportunistic behavior as well.The specific characteristic of knowledge makes the knowledge-sharing face risk which may lead to give away know-how or lost innovation ability.Our study points out the necessity of intellectual property rights protection to obtain innovation performance in alliance members through literature review and cross-case study,and this may give some suggestions to firms' innovation and management.

  5. Multinational Corporation and International Strategic Alliance

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    陆兮

    2015-01-01

    The world is now deeply into the second great wave of globalization, in which product, capital, and markets are becoming more and more integrated across countries. Multinational corporations are gaining their rapid growth around the globe and playing a significant role in the world economy. Meanwhile, the accelerated rate of globalization has also imposed pressures on MNCs, left them desperately seeking overseas alliances in order to remain competitive. International strategic alliances, which bring together large and commonly competitive firms for specific purposes, have gradual y shown its importance in the world market. And the form of international joint venture is now widely adopted. Then after the formation of alliances, selecting the right partner, formulating right strategies, establishing harmonious and effective partnership are generally the key to success.

  6. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country......‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... governments. Despite the diversity of these actors and alliances, several commonalities arise: they are often based on hybrid transnationalism and diffuse notions of development responsibility; rather than being new per se, they are newly being studied as practices that are now coming to be understood...

  7. Northeast Waste Management Alliance (NEWMA). Annual report FY 1993

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    Goland, A.N.; Kaplan, E.

    1993-11-01

    Funding was provided to Brookhaven National Laboratory in the fourth quarter of FY93 to establish a regional alliance as defined by Dr. Clyde Frank during his visit to BNL on March 7, 1993. In collaboration with the Long Island Research Institute (LIRI), BNL developed a business plan for the Northeast Waste Management Alliance (NEWMA). Concurrently, informal discussions were initiated with representatives of the waste management industry, and meetings were held with local and state regulatory and governmental personnel to obtain their enthusiasm and involvement. A subcontract to LIRI was written to enable it to formalize interactions with companies offering new waste management technologies selected for their dual value to the DOE and local governments in the Northeast. LIRI was founded to develop and coordinate economic growth via introduction of new technologies. As a not-for-profit institution it is in an ideal position to manage the development of NEWMA through ready access to venture capital and strong interactions with the business community, universities, and BNL. Another subcontract was written with a professor at SUNY/Stony Brook to perform an evaluation of new pyrolitic processes, some of which may be appropriate for development by NEWMA. Independent endorsement of the business plan recently by another organization, GETF, with broad knowledge of DOE/EM-50 objectives, provides a further incentive for moving rapidly to implement the NEWMA strategy. This report describes progress made during the last quarter of FY93.

  8. Coupling methodology within the software platform alliances

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    Montarnal, Ph.; Deville, E.; Adam, E.; Bengaouer, A. [CEA Saclay, Dept. de Modelisation des Systemes et Structures 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Dimier, A.; Gaombalet, J.; Loth, L. [Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Dechets Radioactifs (ANDRA), 92 - Chatenay Malabry (France); Chavant, C. [Electricite de France (EDF), 92 - Clamart (France)

    2005-07-01

    CEA, ANDRA and EDF are jointly developing the software platform ALLIANCES which aim is to produce a tool for the simulation of nuclear waste storage and disposal repository. This type of simulations deals with highly coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical and chemical (T-H-M-C) processes. A key objective of Alliances is to give the capability for coupling algorithms development between existing codes. The aim of this paper is to present coupling methodology use in the context of this software platform. (author)

  9. The axis and nexus of e-health alliances in 2020.

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    Caro, Denis H J

    2005-01-01

    Strategic partnerships between the health care and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors are the wave of the future, as e-health systems are implemented. Divergent perspectives between ICT and health care executives impose central challenges in forging productive strategic alliances. Bridging these perceptual differences requires strong leadership and vision, financial resources, and care provider support. Together these form the axis upon which tomorrow's e-health alliances will rest. The growth of e-health systems is inexorable. The strength of governance leadership continues to influence its rate of growth and positive impact on health care systems. The extent to which strategic partnerships with the ICT sector will evolve into dynamic e-health alliances is directly related to the quality of national and regional governance leadership--the ultimate nexus of evolving e-health systems of 2020.

  10. Geochemistry of Vesta and Ceres: In-flight calibration of Dawn

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    Prettyman, T. H.; Feldman, W. C.; McSween, H. Y.

    2009-04-01

    The purpose of the Dawn mission is to investigate processes that contributed to the formation and early evolution of solid bodies in the solar system by exploring Vesta and Ceres, which are the two largest bodies in the main astreroid belt. Because they were formed at different heliocentric distances, Vesta and Ceres incorporated different amounts of water and other volatiles, which strongly influenced their thermal evolution. Vesta, which is thought to be the source of the basaltic, Howardite, Eucrite, and Diogenite (HED) meteorites, is dry and underwent igneous differentiation. In contrast, low-temperature, aqueous processing must have played an important role in the evolution of Ceres, which is rich in water and other volatiles, and may still contain subsurface liquid water. By exploring both Vesta and Ceres, the gradient in the composition of the solar nebula and role of water in planetary evolution can be investigated. The Dawn payload includes redundant framing cameras (FC), a visible and infrared spectrometer (VIR), and a gamma ray and neutron detector (GRaND), which, along with radio science, will measure surface geomorphology, composition, and mineralogy, and provide constraints on the internal structure of Vesta and Ceres. For both Vesta and Ceres, global mapping data will be acquired from circular polar orbits. In low altitude orbits, GRaND will map the elemental composition of Vesta and Ceres to depths less than one meter, including major rock forming elements and light elements (such as H, C, and N), which are the primary constituents of ices. GRaND consists of 21 radiation sensors, which measure the spectrum of neutrons and gamma rays originating from interactions between galactic cosmic rays and the material constituents of the asteroids and, separately, backgrounds from spacecraft materials. GRaND uses a bismuth germanate (BGO) scintillator for gamma ray spectroscopy, which has high efficiency, enabling the measurement of gamma rays up to 10 Me

  11. Distinct thermal appearances on Vesta as inferred from the Dawn/VIR data

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    Tosi, F.; Capria, M.; De Sanctis, M.; Zambon, F.; Ammannito, E.; Buczkowski, D.; Capaccioni, F.; Denevi, B.; Scully, J.; Russell, C.; Raymond, C.

    2014-07-01

    In this paper, we review some of the peculiar thermal appearances that the Dawn spacecraft has observed on Vesta at the local scale: pitted terrains, with an emphasis on the Marcia crater, olivine-rich sites, and diogenite-rich howardite craters. The information derived by the thermal infrared measured by the Visible and InfraRed mapping spectrometer [1] onboard Dawn is fully complementary to mineralogical information inferred by the same instrument at shorter wavelengths, and to geologic and topographic information derived on the basis of optical images acquired by the onboard camera. In particular, the thermal information is crucial to identify local concentrations of coherent material, and thus allow a better understanding of the observed structures. Pitted terrains were found in a few sites on Vesta [2], and display distinct thermal properties compared to other terrains. They show a reduced thermal emission at infrared wavelengths greater than 4 μ m and have distinct margins in the temperature images, being cooler than nearby terrains observed under similar solar illumination conditions. Pitted terrains can be >10 K cooler than the surroundings [3], and even cooler than bright material units found on Vesta, despite their lower albedo [4]. The Marcia crater is the largest location of pitted terrains [2]. The pitted floor of Marcia is distinct in color and albedo from its surroundings, with lower reflectance at visual wavelengths and shallower pyroxene band depths. A prominent difference in temperature is found between the pitted floor (cooler at ˜230 K) and the regions of curvilinear systems in the crater walls (hotter at ˜240--260 K). The lower temperatures of Marcia's pitted floor, as well as of other pitted sites on Vesta, suggest a higher thermal inertia, i.e., a slower thermal response to changing insolation. This is consistent with an increased local density or a higher thermal conductivity (or both), following an impact [4]: local cavities at

  12. The impact of computer use on therapeutic alliance and continuance in care during the mental health intake.

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    Rosen, Daniel C; Nakash, Ora; Alegría, Margarita

    2016-03-01

    Advances in information technology within clinical practice have rapidly expanded over recent years. Despite the documented benefits of using electronic health records, which often necessitate computer use during the clinical encounter, little is known about the impact of computer use during the mental health visit and its effect on the quality of the therapeutic alliance. We investigated the association between computer use and quality of the working alliance and continuance in care in 104 naturalistic mental health intake sessions. Data were collected from 8 safety-net outpatient clinics in the Northeast offering mental health services to a diverse client population. All intakes were video recorded. Use of computer during the intake session was ascertained directly from the recording of the session (n = 22; 22.15% of intakes). Working alliance was assessed from the session videotapes by independent reliable coders, using the Working Alliance Inventory, Observer Form-bond scale. Therapist computer use was significantly associated with the quality of the observer-rated therapeutic alliance (Coefficient = -6.29, SE = 2.2, p computer during the session. Findings indicate a cautionary call in advancing computer use within the mental health intake, and demonstrate the need for future research to identify the specific behaviors that promote or hinder a strong working alliance within the context of psychotherapy in the technological era.

  13. Need and potential risks of strategic alliances for competing successfully

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    Catalina RADU

    2010-01-01

    In today’s global economy, many companies’ managers consider strategic alliances as a key strategic alternative. Even if it is true that strategic alliances can be a really powerful competitive tool, managers should pay attention to all potential risks before involving in a partnership. This paper aims to address a series of issues that may arise when forming a strategic alliance.

  14. 76 FR 65696 - Battelle Energy Alliance, et al.;

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    2011-10-24

    ... International Trade Administration Battelle Energy Alliance, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on..., DC. Docket Number: 11-056. Applicant: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls, ID 83415. Instrument..., September 12, 2011. Docket Number: 11-057. Applicant: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls, ID 83415...

  15. Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance 2nd Annual Workshop Proceedings

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    2001-03-30

    The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are pleased to provide the proceedings of the second annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop held on March 29-30, 2001 in Arlington. The package includes the presentations made during the workshop, a list of participants, and the results of the breakout sessions. Those sessions covered stack materials and processes, power electronics, balance of plant and thermal integration, fuel processing technologies, and stack and system performance modeling. The breakout sessions have been reported as accurately as possible; however, due to the recording and transcription process errors may have occurred. If you note any significant omissions or wish to provide additional information, we welcome your comments and hope that all stakeholder groups will use the enclosed information in their planning endeavors.

  16. Toward a conceptual alliance about therapeutic alliance: a voyage through the Inferno.

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    Szajnberg, N M

    1996-01-01

    I suggest that there is not a conceptual consensus in psychoanalysis regarding the therapeutic alliance. Some argue that the unobjectionable part of the transference should be facilitated; some argue that there is no unobjectionable part of the transference, that all parts should be subjected to analysis. There are those who argue that the therapeutic alliance exists in early treatment; others who argue that it exists later. I suggest using a classical text, Dante's Inferno, as a paradigm for a journey of self-discovery. By reviewing the moments of hesitation that Dante experiences with Virgil and how these are overcome, we cast light on our current problem on the nature of the therapeutic alliance and how to facilitate it. The components of the unobjectionable are related to Winnicott's idea of the maturational processes and Hartmann's (1958) ideas of the primary and secondary autonomous function. Based on their considerations, we make recommendations for use of the therapeutic alliance.

  17. Mergers and alliances the wider view

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    Woodsworth, Anne

    2013-01-01

    Volume 36 of Advances in Librarianship seeks to provide a broad review of the factors that lead to mergers and other alliances, the methods used to ensure effective and successful collaborations, and descriptions of the factors which contributed to less successful efforts at consolidation.

  18. Making better partner matches in brand alliances

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    B. van den Bergh (Bram)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ With many brand alliances failing to add value, understanding the factors that make for a strong pairing becomes essential. Appropriately, harnessing techniques similar to those used by dating sites to determine whether people will make a good match has helped reveal th

  19. Making better partner matches in brand alliances

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    B. van den Bergh (Bram)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ With many brand alliances failing to add value, understanding the factors that make for a strong pairing becomes essential. Appropriately, harnessing techniques similar to those used by dating sites to determine whether people will make a good match has helped reveal th

  20. Robustness of airline alliance route networks

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    Lordan, Oriol; Sallan, Jose M.; Simo, Pep; Gonzalez-Prieto, David

    2015-05-01

    The aim of this study is to analyze the robustness of the three major airline alliances' (i.e., Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam) route networks. Firstly, the normalization of a multi-scale measure of vulnerability is proposed in order to perform the analysis in networks with different sizes, i.e., number of nodes. An alternative node selection criterion is also proposed in order to study robustness and vulnerability of such complex networks, based on network efficiency. And lastly, a new procedure - the inverted adaptive strategy - is presented to sort the nodes in order to anticipate network breakdown. Finally, the robustness of the three alliance networks are analyzed with (1) a normalized multi-scale measure of vulnerability, (2) an adaptive strategy based on four different criteria and (3) an inverted adaptive strategy based on the efficiency criterion. The results show that Star Alliance has the most resilient route network, followed by SkyTeam and then oneworld. It was also shown that the inverted adaptive strategy based on the efficiency criterion - inverted efficiency - shows a great success in quickly breaking networks similar to that found with betweenness criterion but with even better results.

  1. The development of the therapeutic alliance and the emergence of alliance ruptures

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    Joana Coutinho

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study evaluated the development of the therapeutic alliance and the emergence of alliance ruptures, in a sample of patients with different diagnosis and different therapeutic outcome. Design: We examined the longitudinal data of 38 therapeutic dyads receiving cognitive-behavioural therapy, including dropouts as well as successful and unsuccessful cases. The sample included cases with Axis I and Axis II disorders. Method: At the end of each session, patients evaluated the alliance using the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI. Six judges trained in the observation of alliance rupture markers with an observational system of ruptures, rated 201 videotaped sessions. Longitudinal statistical models were applied to the data. Results: We found that the pattern of alliance development of successful cases was different from the unsuccessful and dropouts cases. In addition on average, patients with personality disorders began therapy with a lower WAI score that decreased over time, whereas patients with Axis-I disorders began therapy with a higher WAI score that increased over time.

  2. Unique crater morphologies on Vesta, and the context of a deep regolith and intermediate gravity

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    Hoffmann, M.; Nathues, A.; Vincent, J. B.; Sierks, H.

    2012-04-01

    The Dawn spacecraft orbiting the minor planet Vesta has revealed details of the surface properties on a key object for the understanding of the evolution processes in an early epoch of our planetary system. In order to understand these phenomena the three dimensional structure of the surface must be deduced from identifiable processes known to be present elsewhere in the planetary system. Therefore the morphology of impact craters and their geological context (Keil 2002, Clark et al. 2002) plays an important role. They expose material at significant depth in the surface layers, they show a chronologic sequence of rearrangement of the original uppermost layer of Vesta, and their apparent mechanical properties fill the gap between topographic roughness and micro-structural photometric roughness and porosity. Many impact craters on Vesta show significant differences to impact craters on the Moon and Mercury, where their morphology is basically dominated by a rigid surface, and to those on volatile-rich surfaces like on Mars or the icy satellites of the outer planets. The closest match with Vestan crater morphologies is that with those on Lutetia (Vincent et al. 2012). This similarity can be seen by signs of granular fluidity in land-slide phenomena. A prominent and unique property of craters on Vesta is the occurrence of features showing singular concentric central pits, which so far have been associated with liquid materials: either molten rock on Mercury or the Moon, or the liquefaction of ice on Mars, Ganymede, and Callisto (Schultz, 1988). Selected from a collection of 200 sample features in the diameter range 1 to 30 km, some prototypes of this type are presented as indicators of such a porous regolith. The prototypes include simple hopper-shaped to pan-shaped features (the basic structure), but also a subclass with approximately circular symmetric multiple-depression structure (features typically larger than 10 km), and a subclass with unusual halo shapes not

  3. Therapeutic alliance in a randomized clinical trial for bulimia nervosa.

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    Accurso, Erin C; Fitzsimmons-Craft, Ellen E; Ciao, Anna; Cao, Li; Crosby, Ross D; Smith, Tracey L; Klein, Marjorie H; Mitchell, James E; Crow, Scott J; Wonderlich, Stephen A; Peterson, Carol B

    2015-06-01

    This study examined the temporal relation between therapeutic alliance and outcome in two treatments for bulimia nervosa (BN). Eighty adults with BN symptoms were randomized to 21 sessions of integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) or enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E). Bulimic symptoms (i.e., frequency of binge eating and purging) were assessed at each session and posttreatment. Therapeutic alliance (Working Alliance Inventory) was assessed at Sessions 2, 8, 14, and posttreatment. Repeated-measures analyses using linear mixed models with random intercepts were conducted to determine differences in alliance growth by treatment and patient characteristics. Mixed-effects models examined the relation between alliance and symptom improvement. Overall, patients in both treatments reported strong therapeutic alliances. Regardless of treatment, greater therapeutic alliance between (but not within) subjects predicted greater reductions in bulimic behavior; reductions in bulimic behavior also predicted improved alliance. Patients with higher depression, anxiety, or emotion dysregulation had a stronger therapeutic alliance in CBT-E than ICAT, while those with more intimacy problems had greater improvement in therapeutic alliance in ICAT compared to CBT-E. Therapeutic alliance has a unique impact on outcome, independent of the impact of symptom improvement on alliance. Within- and between-subjects effects revealed that changes in alliance over time did not predict symptom improvement, but rather that individuals who had a stronger alliance overall had better bulimic symptom outcomes. These findings indicate that therapeutic alliance is an important predictor of outcome in the treatment of BN. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

  4. Polygonal Impact Craters on selected Minor Bodies: Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Ceres, and Vesta

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    Neidhart, Tanja; Leitner, Johannes; Firneis, Maria

    2017-04-01

    A polygonal impact crater (PIC) is a crater that does not have a full circular shape in plane view but consists of straight crater rim segments. PICs are common on all objects in our solar system that show a cratered surface. Previous studies showed that PICs make up about 10-25% of craters on Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Moon [1, 2, 3, 4]. Although there have been several studies on PICs on the terrestrial planets, and the Moon there are only very few investigations on PICs on minor bodies, even though there exist surface maps of Rhea, Tethys, Dione, Ceres, and Vesta that have an appropriate resolution. The aim of this study is to get more information about the abundance and characteristics of PICs on these objects. We analysed all approved craters on Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Ceres, and Vesta using images provided by the IAU/NASA/USGS Planetary Database [5]. For the classification of PICs the definition by [2] was used which states that a crater is polygonal if it consists of at least two straight crater rim segments having a discernable angle. In total 417 impact craters were examined and 227 of them were classified as polygonal. On Rhea about 48% of the approved craters are PICs, on Dione 59%, on Tethys 34%, on Ceres 74%, and on Vesta 56%. The comparison with studies on PICs on terrestrial planets, and the Moon conducted by [1, 2, 3, 4] showed that the percentage of PICs found in this study is much higher. Most of the PICs have two or three straight rim segments and only few PICs are hexagonal or pentagonal. The mean angle between the straight rims yields 121° for Rhea, 124° for Dione, 123° for Tethys, 133° for Ceres, and 134° for Vesta. These angles are well in accordance to an average angle of 112° on Mercury [1]. Also the size distribution of PICs is in accordance to results by [4] who proved that PICs seem to favor small to middle size diameters. The largest diameters of non-polygonal craters on Vesta range from 0.6 km to 450 km while the diameters of

  5. The Bombardment History of 4 Vesta as Told by Sample Geochronology

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    Cohen, B. A.

    2014-01-01

    The Dawn mission showed asteroid 4 Vesta to be an extensively cratered body, ancient in age, with craters in a variety of morphologies and preservation states [1-3]. Tying Vesta's relative crater ages to an absolute impact history can be accomplished through investigations of the HED (howardite, eucrite, diogenite) meteorites. Eucrites are crustal basalts and gabbros, diogenites are mostly orthopyroxenites representing lower crust or upper mantle materials, and howardites are mixed breccias containing both lithologies. Eucrite 53Mn-53Cr systematics show that the HED parent body globally differentiated by 4.56 Ga and fully crystallized soon afterwards [4]. Much later, many eucrites were brecciated and heated by large impacts into the parent body surface. Disturbance ages in eucrites show that multiple large impacts occurred within 1 Gyr after crystallization, showing a history that largely resembles that of the Moon [5-7]. Dawn images also showed that Vesta is covered with a well-developed regolith that is spectrally similar to howardite meteorites [8]. Howardites are polymict regolith breccias made up mostly of clasts of eucrites and diogenites, but which also contain clasts formed by melting of the regolith by relatively large, energetic impact events. Impact-melt clast ages from howardites extend our knowledge of the impact history of Vesta, expanding on eucrite disturbance ages and helping give absolute age context to the observed crater-counts produced using Dawn data. The distribution of 40Ar-39Ar ages of impact-melt clasts in howardites shows that they formed within the time period 3.3-3.8 Ga [9]. These, and other impact-melted HED materials, have distinct age and compositional characteristics that suggest they formed in discrete impact events. In order to create these crystalline impact-melt products on the surface of Vesta, the impacts during this time period must have had velocities much higher than 5 km/s, the main belt average [10]. This is inconsistent

  6. Asteroid surface archaeology: Identification of eroded impact structures by spectral properties on (4) Vesta

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    Hoffmann, M.; Nathues, A.; Schäfer, M.; Schmedemann, N.; Vincent, J.; Russell, C.

    2014-07-01

    Introduction: Vesta's surface material is characterized as a deep regolith [1,2], mobilized by countless impacts. The almost catastrophic impact near Vesta's south pole, which has created the Rheasilvia basin, and the partly overlapping older impact of similar size, Veneneia, have not only reshaped the areas of their interior (roughly 50 % of the Vesta surface), but also emplaced each time a huge ejecta blanket of similar size, thus covering the whole remaining surface. In this context, pristine and even younger morphologic features have been erased. However, the spectral signatures of the early differentiation and alteration products by impacts have partially remained in situ. While near the north pole several large old eroded impact features are visible, the equatorial zone close to the basin rims seems to be void of those. Since it is unlikely, that this zone has been entirely avoided by large projectiles, in this area the results of such impacts may have left morphologically not detectable remnants: Individual distribution of particle sizes and altered photometric properties, excavated layers, shock metamorphism, melt generation inside particles and on macroscopic scales, and emplacement of exogenous projectile material. An analysis by color ratio images and spatial profiles of diagnostic spectral parameters reveals such features. Results: Based on local spectroscopic evidence we have detected eroded impact features of three categories: 1) Small craters with diameters of a few kilometers, 2) Large craters or, if even larger, incipient impact basins, 3) Sub-global ejecta blankets. The eastern part of Feralia Planitia, diameter 140 km, has little evidence of a round outline in the shape model, but it features spectral gradients towards its center. A feature of similar size, centered north of Lucaria Tholus becomes only visible by a similar spectra gradient and a circular outline in specific spectral ratio mosaics. These features seem to be related to the

  7. International Disability Educational Alliance (IDEAnet)

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    uberman of HP Labs has been working to identify a num ber of “l aws of web surfing ” including the number of times an average user will go from website...Economist states that Dr. Bernardo H uberman of HP Labs has been working to identify a num ber of “law s of web surfing ” in cluding the num ber of...and the USAID Office of Health, Population and Nutrition . To expand the CIR’s current technology transfer efforts, Mr. Casanova introduced t hose he

  8. Mineralogical Composition of the Different Types of Bright Deposits on Vesta

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    Zambon, F.; Capaccioni, F.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Li, J.-Y.; Longobardo, A.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Palomba, E.; Pieters, C. M.; Schroeder, S. E.; Tosi, F.; Hiesinger, H.; Blewett, D. T.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Capria, M. T.; Carraro, F.; Fonte, S.; Frigeri, A.; Magni, G.

    2013-01-01

    VIR-MS, Dawn's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, obtained hyperspectral images of a wide part of Vesta's surface at a variety of spatial resolutions [1]. Vesta spectra are similar to those of the howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites. Moreover, they are characterized by the two iron-bearing pyroxene bands at 0.9 (band I) and 1.9 microns (band II). Vesta surface's is dominated by eucrite/howardite with some diogenitic regions situated in the southern hemisphere near the Rheasilvia basin [2]. The surface is heavily craterized and impacts can expose fresh material, thus generating the Bright Material Deposits (BMD) observed within and surrounding certain craters. BMD can be classified into six different types based on their morphological characteristics: Crater Wall/Scarp Material (CWM), Radial Material (RM), Slope Material (SM), Patchy Material (PM), Spot Material (SpM) and Diffuse Plains Material (DPM) [3]. The most widespread BMD are CWM, SM and RM. CWM, SM, RM originate from impacts. CWM is situated on the edge of the craters. Mass wasting from the crater walls and generates the SM, while RM is associated with the ejecta of the craters [4]. BMD are characterized by albedo greater than that of the vestan average, 0.38 [5]. Therefore the different types of deposits present distinct levels of reflectance respect to the Surrounding Regions (SR), in particular: the CWM and SM is approx.40% brighter, the RM is approx.30- 40% brighter; the SpM is about 20-25% brighter and the PM is about 20% brighter. Near the edge of the Rheasilvia basin it is possible to find some extremely bright areas 80% brighter than the vestan average [6].

  9. Using HED meteorites to interpret neutron and gamma-ray data from asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Beck, Andrew W.; Lawrence, David J.; Peplowski, Patrick N.; Prettyman, Thomas H.; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y.; Toplis, Michael J.; Yamashita, Naoyuki

    2015-08-01

    Here, we construct a comprehensive howardite, eucrite, and diogenite (HED) bulk chemistry data set to compare with Dawn data. Using the bulk chemistry data set, we determine four gamma-ray/neutron parameters in the HEDs (1) relative fast neutron counts (fast counts), (2) macroscopic thermal neutron absorption cross section (absorption), (3) a high-energy gamma-ray compositional parameter (Cp), and (4) Fe abundance. These correspond to the four measurements of Vesta made by Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) that can be used to discern HED lithologic variability on the Vestan surface. We investigate covariance between fast counts and average atomic mass () in the meteorite data set, where a strong correlation (r2 = 0.99) is observed, and we demonstrate that systematic offsets from the fast count/ trend are linked to changes in Fe and Ni concentrations. To compare the meteorite and GRaND data, we investigate and report covariance among fast counts, absorption, Cp, and Fe abundance in the HED meteorite data set. We identify several GRaND measurement spaces where the Yamato type B diogenites are distinct from all other HED lithologies, including polymict mixtures. The type B's are diogenites that are enriched in Fe + pigeonite + diopside ± plagioclase, relative to typical, orthopyroxenitic diogenites. We then compare these results to GRaND data and demonstrate that regions north of ~70°N latitude on Vesta (including the north pole) are consistent with type B diogenites. We propose two models to explain type B diogenite compositions in the north (1) deposition as Rheasilvia ejecta, or (2) type B plutons that were emplaced at shallow depths in the north polar region and sampled by local impacts. Lastly, using principal component (PC) analysis, we identify unique PC spaces for all HED lithologies, indicating that the corresponding GRaND measurables may be used to produce comprehensive lithologic maps for Vesta.

  10. Fire and ice: GRaND observations of Vesta and Ceres by Dawn

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    Prettyman, Thomas H.; Yamashita, Naoyuki; Toplis, Michael J.; Y McSween, Harry; Schorghofer, Norbert; Marchi, Simone; Feldman, William C.; Castillo-Rogez, Julie; Raymond, Carol; Russell, Christopher T.; Dawn Science Team

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    In June of 2016, Dawn completed its primary mission to explore the asteroid (4) Vesta and the dwarf planet (1) Ceres, the largest bodies in the main belt. At both targets, Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) acquired several months of global elemental mapping data. Gamma ray and neutron spectra were analyzed to determine the bulk elemental composition of the uppermost meter of the regolith within broad surface regions. Measurements of global Fe/Si, Fe/O, and K/Th ratios buttress the connection between Vesta and the Howardite, Eucrite and Diogenite (HED) meteorites. Their parent body underwent igneous differentiation to form an iron-rich core, ultramafic mantle, and basaltic crust. In some regions, GRaND measurements show that hydrogen is concentrated in Vesta's otherwise anhydrous, basaltic regolith. Multiple lines of evidence support exogenic delivery of hydrogen by the infall of carbonaceous chondrites. In comparison, the regolith of Ceres contains orders of magnitude more hydrogen, which must have originated from within. Near Ceres' equator, the elemental composition of the regolith resembles the aqueously altered CI/CM chondrites (based on H, Fe, K, C and compositional parameters). Increased concentrations of hydrogen observed by GRaND at high latitudes likely result from the presence of extensive near-surface water ice, as anticipated by Fanale and Salvail (1989). GRaND data provide evidence that the action of water altered Ceres on a global scale, resulting in widespread hydrated minerals and residual water ice that has survived to the present day. We describe how GRaND elemental measurements constrain chemical and physical processes that shaped Ceres and discuss implications for the origins of Ceres and similar main belt objects.Fanale, F. P. and J. R. Salvail (1989), The water regime of asteroid (1) Ceres, Icarus, Vol. 82, Issue 1, pp. 97-110, doi:10.1016/0019-1035(89)90026-2.

  11. Exploring Vesta's Surface Roughness and Dielectric Properties Using VIR Spectrometer and Bistatic Radar Observations by the Dawn Mission

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    Palmer, E. M.; Heggy, E.; Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; Kofman, W. W.; Russell, C. T.

    2014-12-01

    Multiple lines of evidence from NASA's Dawn mission suggest transient volatile presence at the surface of asteroid Vesta. Radar remote sensing is a useful technique for the investigation of volatile content at the surface and shallow subsurface, but requires the use of accurate dielectric and topographic models in order to deconvolve the effect of surface roughness from the total observed radar backscatter. Toward this end, we construct a dielectric model for the dry, volatile-poor case of Vesta's surface to represent average surface conditions, and to assess the expected average range of dielectric properties due to known variations in mineralogy, temperature, and density as inferred from Dawn VIR data. We employ dielectric studies of lunar samples to serve as a suitable analog to the Vestan regolith, and in the case of 10-wavelength penetration depth of X-band frequency radar observations, our model yields ɛ' from 2.5 to 2.6 from the night to dayside of Vesta, and tan δ from 0.011 to 0.014. Our estimation of ɛ' corresponds to specular surface reflectivity of ~0.05. In addition to modeling, we have also conducted an opportunistic bistatic radar (BSR) experiment at Vesta using the communications antennas aboard Dawn and on Earth. In this configuration, Dawn transmits a continuous radar signal toward the Earth while orbiting Vesta. As the Dawn spacecraft passes behind Vesta (entering an occultation), the line of sight between Dawn and Earth intersects Vesta's surface, resulting in a reflection of radar waves from the surface and shallow subsurface, which are then received on Earth for analysis. The geometry of the Dawn BSR experiment results in high incidence angles on Vesta's surface, and leads to a differential Doppler shift of only a few 10s of Hz between the direct signal and the surface echo. As a consequence, this introduces ambiguity in the measurement of bandwidth and peak power of each surface echo. We report our interpretations of each surface echo in

  12. The Empirical Analysis of Impact of Alliances on Airline Operations

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    Iatrou, Kostas; Alamdari, Fariba

    2003-01-01

    Airline alliances are dominating the current air transport industry with the largest carriers of the world belonging to one of the four alliance groupings - "Wings", Star Alliance, one world, SkyTeam - which represent 56% of world Revenue Passenger Kilometers. Although much research has been carried out to evaluate the impact of alliance membership on performance of airlines, it would be of interest to ascertain the degree of impact perceived by participating airlines in alliances. It is the purpose of this paper to gather the opinion of all the airlines, belonging to the four global alliance groupings on the impact alliances have had on their traffic and on their performance in general To achieve this, a comprehensive survey of the alliance management departments of airlines participating in the four global strategic alliances was carried out. With this framework the survey has examined which type of cooperation among carriers (FFP, Code Share, Strategic Alliance without antitrust immunity, Strategic Alliance with antitrust immunity) has produced the most positive impact on traffic and which type of route (short haul, long haul, hub-hub, hub-non hub, non hub-non hub) has been mostly affected. In addition, the respondent airlines quantified the effect alliances have had on specific areas of their operation, such as load factors, traffic, costs, revenue and fares. Their responses have been analysed under each global alliances grouping, under airline and under geographic region to establish which group, type of carrier and geographic region has benefited most. The results show that each of the four global alliances groupings has experienced different results according to the type of collaboration agreed amongst their member airlines.

  13. The geological evolution of asteroid Vesta from Dawn orbital observations and meteorite analogs

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    Ruesch, Ottaviano

    2015-11-01

    Asteroid Vesta is a survivor protoplanet and the knowledge it yields is essential to understand the early stages of planet formation. To support mineralogical characterization of its surface, mineralogical and near-IR (0.7-2.5 µm) analyses of 24 howardite-eucrite-diogenite meteorites were performed (Ruesch et al., 2015). The range of observation geometries within which the compositional variations can be distinguished from geometry effects were determined, and empirical calibrations relating the position of absorption bands to average pyroxene compositions were established. Next, the empirical calibrations were applied to reflectance spectra of Vesta from the Dawn's near-IR spectrometer (VIR) revealing that Vesta´s iron-poor terrains have a Fs30Wo5 pyroxene, whereas iron-rich terrains have an average Fs47Wo14 (Ruesch et al. 2015). This confirms that, despite a homogeneous regolith, different terrains are preserved, and formed during an early magmatic period. To further characterize Vesta’s igneous processes, a search for olivine's near-IR signature was performed. Concentrations of olivine-enriched areas were found in the northern hemisphere (Ruesch et al. 2014a), corroborating other studies. As such location was unexpected, the geology of the northern was characterized with the Dawn Framing Camera observations (Ruesch et al., 2014b). The hemisphere is composed of an ancient (pre-Veneneian epoch), densely cratered terrain, partly disrupted by a subdued tectonic system (Veneneian epoch). Olivine-enriched materials are exposed recently (Marcian epoch) by impacts and mass wasting, but most of their parent lithologies are probably the result of shallow magmatic activity during the pre-Veneneian. The presence of olivine-enriched material in this context and not as exposure of an olivine-rich mantle, partly contradicts many pre-Dawn concepts of Vestan differentiation. As an alternative to the HED parent body model, few scenarios exist for Vesta's early evolution, and

  14. The Geology of the Marcia Quadrangle of Asteroid Vesta: Assessing the Effects of Large, Young Craters

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    Williams, David A.; Denevi, Brett W.; Mittlefehldt, David W.; Mest, Scott C.; Schenk, Paul M.; Yingst, R. Aileen; Buczowski, Debra L.; Scully, Jennifer E. C.; Garry, W. Brent; McCord, Thomas B.; hide

    2014-01-01

    We used Dawn spacecraft data to identify and delineate geological units and landforms in the Marcia quadrangle of Vesta as a means to assess the role of the large, relatively young impact craters Marcia (approximately 63 kilometers diameter) and Calpurnia (approximately 53 kilometers diameter) and their surrounding ejecta field on the local geology. We also investigated a local topographic high with a dark-rayed crater named Aricia Tholus, and the impact crater Octavia that is surrounded by a distinctive diffuse mantle. Crater counts and stratigraphic relations suggest that Marcia is the youngest large crater on Vesta, in which a putative impact melt on the crater floor ranges in age between approximately 40 and 60 million years (depending upon choice of chronology system), and Marcia's ejecta blanket ranges in age between approximately 120 and 390 million years (depending upon choice of chronology system). We interpret the geologic units in and around Marcia crater to mark a major Vestan time-stratigraphic event, and that the Marcia Formation is one of the geologically youngest formations on Vesta. Marcia crater reveals pristine bright and dark material in its walls and smooth and pitted terrains on its floor. The smooth unit we interpret as evidence of flow of impact melts and (for the pitted terrain) release of volatiles during or after the impact process. The distinctive dark ejecta surrounding craters Marcia and Calpurnia is enriched in OH- or H-bearing phases and has a variable morphology, suggestive of a complex mixture of impact ejecta and impact melts including dark materials possibly derived from carbonaceous chondrite-rich material. Aricia Tholus, which was originally interpreted as a putative Vestan volcanic edifice based on lower resolution observations, appears to be a fragment of an ancient impact basin rim topped by a dark-rayed impact crater. Octavia crater has a cratering model formation age of approximately 280-990 million years based on counts

  15. More chips off of Asteroid (4) Vesta: Characterization of eight Vestoids and their HED meteorite analogs

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    Hardersen, Paul S.; Reddy, Vishnu; Roberts, Rachel; Mainzer, Amy

    2014-11-01

    Vestoids are generally considered to be fragments from Asteroid (4) Vesta that were ejected by past collisions that document Vesta's collisional history. Dynamical Vestoids are defined by their spatial proximity with Vesta (Zappala, V., Bendjoya, Ph., Cellino, A., Farinella, P., Froeschle', C. [1995]. Icarus 116, 291-314; Nesvorny, D. [2012]. Nesvorny HCM Asteroid Families V2.0. EAR-A-VARGBDET-5-NESVORNYFAM-V2.0. NASA Planetary Data System.). Taxonomic Vestoids are defined as V-type asteroids that have a photometric, visible-wavelength spectral, or other observational relationship with Vesta (Tholen, D.J., 1984. Asteroid Taxonomy from Cluster Analysis of Photometry. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson; Bus, S.J., Binzel, R.P. [2002]. Icarus 158, 106-145; Carvano, J., Hasselmann, P.H., Lazzaro, D., Mothe'-Diniz, T. [2010]. Astron. Astrophys. 510, A43). We define 'genetic Vestoids' as V-type asteroids that are probable fragments ejected from (4) Vesta based on the supporting combination of dynamical, near-infrared (NIR) spectral, and taxonomic evidence. NIR reflectance spectroscopy is one of the primary ground-based techniques to constrain an asteroid's major surface mineralogy (Burns, R.G. [1993a]. Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 551 p). Despite the reasonable likelihood that many dynamical and taxonomic Vestoids likely originate from Vesta, ambiguity exists concerning the fraction of these populations that are from Vesta as compared to the fraction of asteroids that might not be related to Vesta. Currently, one of the most robust techniques to identify the genetic Vestoid population is through NIR reflectance spectroscopy from ∼0.7 to 2.5 μm. The derivation of spectral band parameters, and the comparison of those band parameters with those from representative samples from the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite (HED) meteorite types, allows a direct comparison of their primary mineralogies

  16. Strategic defense and the Western alliance

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    Lakoff, S.; Willoughby, R. (Univ. of California, CA (US))

    1987-01-01

    Strategic defense has again become a major item on the agenda of the Western Alliance. Revived by President Ronald Reagan in his Star Wars speech of March 1983, and implemented in his Strategic Defense Initiative, it has achieved renewed emphasis in military spending, in alliance research efforts, and in arms control negotiations. SDI is packaged in a way that makes it the largest single item in the Department of Defense's annual budget. It engages researchers in industrial and military laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan and Israel. In the arms control negotiations now under way between the United States and the USSR, the conduct of this research and its implications for the strategic balance and the reduction of offensive weapons are critical considerations. The implications of this largely unexpected development are the subject of this book.

  17. Alliance building and narcissistic personality disorder.

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    Ronningstam, Elsa

    2012-08-01

    Building a therapeutic alliance with a patient with pathological narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder is a challenging process. A combined alliance building and diagnostic strategy is outlined that promotes patients' motivation and active engagement in identifying their own problems. The main focus is on identifying grandiosity, self-regulatory patterns, and behavioral fluctuations in their social and interpersonal contexts while engaging the patient in meaningful clarifications and collaborative inquiry. A definition of grandiosity as a diagnostic characterological trait is suggested, one that captures self-criticism, inferiority, and fragility in addition to superiority, assertiveness, perfectionism, high ideals, and self-enhancing and self-serving interpersonal behavior. These reformulations serve to expand the spectrum of grandiosity-promoting strivings and activities, capture their fluctuations, and help clinicians attend to narcissistic individuals' internal experiences and motivation as well as to their external presentation and interpersonal self-enhancing, self-serving, controlling, and aggressive behavior. A case example illustrates this process.

  18. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    as ‘development’; and they are limited in their ability to act as agents of development by their lack of accountability or pro-poor commitment. The articles in this collection point to images and representations as increasingly important in development ‘branding’ and suggest fruitful new ground for critical......‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country...

  19. Cluster as a Form of Strategic Alliance

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    Marzena Godlewska

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the theory of clusters that are treated as natural elements of European model of economic development. There are highlighted Polish Forum of Lisbon Strategy point of view that indicated clusters as one of fundamental ideas recommended for Polish economy. In based on literature and observation of articles authors the concept, examples of Polish clusters and their role in strategic alliance are presented.

  20. Collaborative Distance Education: The Iowa Chemistry Education Alliance

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    Greenbowe, Thomas J.; Burke, K. A.

    1998-10-01

    The Iowa Chemistry Education Alliance is a consortium of four chemistry instructors from central Iowa high schools, several members of the Iowa State University faculty, and consultants from an Iowa Area Education Agency. The group was formed to develop a set of concept-oriented, problem-solving, multimedia curriculum modules that could be used collaboratively in a distance education environment. Students and teachers alike used Iowa's statewide two-way interactive fiber optic system, the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The ICN connects Iowa's three public universities, community colleges, most private colleges, and most high schools. There are more than 400 classrooms connected to the ICN. This report provides an overview of how modern technology is used to engage teachers and students in collaborative distance education.

  1. The Alliance Negotiation Scale: A psychometric investigation.

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    Doran, Jennifer M; Safran, Jeremy D; Muran, J Christopher

    2016-08-01

    This study investigates the utility and psychometric properties of a new measure of psychotherapy process, the Alliance Negotiation Scale (ANS; Doran, Safran, Waizmann, Bolger, & Muran, 2012). The ANS was designed to operationalize the theoretical construct of negotiation (Safran & Muran, 2000), and to extend our current understanding of the working alliance concept (Bordin, 1979). The ANS was also intended to improve upon existing measures such as the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI; Horvath & Greenberg, 1986, 1989) and its short form (WAI-S; Tracey & Kokotovic, 1989) by expanding the emphasis on negative therapy process. The present study investigates the psychometric validity of the ANS test scores and interpretation-including confirming its original factor structure and evaluating its internal consistency and construct validity. Construct validity was examined through the ANS' convergence and divergence with several existing scales that measure theoretically related constructs. The results bolster and extend previous findings about the psychometric integrity of the ANS, and begin to illuminate the relationship between negotiation and other important variables in psychotherapy research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  2. The clinical partnership as strategic alliance.

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    Novotny, Jeanne M; Donahue, Moreen; Bhalla, Bharat B

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe a renewed partnership between a collegiate school of nursing and a community hospital. Universities and hospitals are searching for creative solutions to increase the number of registered nurses available to meet the demand for nursing care. An affiliation agreement had been in existence for many years, but health care system imperatives made it necessary to redesign the partnership between nursing education and nursing service. The model used to develop this new partnership is based on the work done in the field of management and is in the form of a strategic alliance. The success of a strategic alliance depends on two key factors: the relationship between partners and partnership performance. Identified outcomes show that this partnership is helping to meet the increasing demand for nursing care by building student capacity, satisfying mutual needs of faculty and clinical staff, and removing economic barriers. This article describes the development of the strategic alliance, its current status, and strategies for the future.

  3. Predicting Ecosystem Alliances Using Landscape Theory

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    Shruti Satsangi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Previous articles in the TIM Review have covered various aspects of the concept of business ecosystems, from the types of ecosystems to keystone strategy, to different member roles and value co-creation. While there is no dearth of suggested best practices that organizations should follow as ecosystem members, it can be difficult to apply these insights into actionable steps for them to take. This is especially true when the ecosystem members already have a prior history of cooperation or competition with each other, as opposed to where a new ecosystem is created. Landscape theory, a political science approach to predicting coalition formation and strategic alliances, can be a useful complement to ecosystems studies by providing a tool to evaluate the best possible alliance options for an organization, given information about itself and the other companies in the system. As shown in the case study of mobile device manufacturers choosing platform providers in the mobile ecosystem, this tool is highly flexible and customizable, with more data providing a more accurate view of the alliances in the ecosystem. At the same time, with even basic parameters, companies can glean significant information about which coalitions will best serve their interest and overall standing within the ecosystem. This article shows the synergies between landscape theory and an ecosystems approach and offers a practical, actionable way in which to analyze individual member benefits.

  4. SCARCITY OF RESOURCES: A FACTOR TO INFLUENCE ENTERPRISES STRATEGIC ALLIANCES FORMATION DOI: 10.5585/riae.v8i1.1627

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    Full Text Available This article investigates the influence of scarcity of resources in entrepreneurial arrangements, known as strategic alliances. Revision of the literature suggests three theories: Resources Dependence, Resource Based View and Organizational Learning. The economic sector investigated was industrial automobile automation and the participant companies were chosen by judgment and because they had strategic alliances. Data collection took place in 2005 through in-depth interviews, which were submitted to content analysis. The results, in the light of the Resources Dependence Theory, reveal that companies form alliances for the acquisition of production technology because of the high investments demanded and owing to the seasonality of orders from automobile assembly plants.

  5. Antipodal terrains created by the Rheasilvia basin forming impact on asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Bowling, T. J.; Johnson, B. C.; Melosh, H. J.; Ivanov, B. A.; O'Brien, D. P.; Gaskell, R.; Marchi, S.

    2013-09-01

    Rheasilvia impact on asteroid 4 Vesta may have been sufficiently large to create disrupted terrains at the impact antipode. This paper investigates the amount of deformation expected at the Rheasilvia antipode using numerical models of sufficient resolution to directly observe terrain modification and material displacements following the arrival of impact stresses. We find that the magnitude and mode of deformation expected at the impact antipode is strongly dependent on both the sound speed and porosity of Vesta's mantle, as well as the strength of the Vestan core. In the case of low mantle porosities and high core strengths, we predict the existence of a topographic high (a peak) caused by the collection of spalled and uplifted material at the antipode. Observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft cannot provide definite evidence that large amounts of deformation occurred at the Rheasilvia antipode, largely due to the presence of younger large impact craters in the region. However, a deficiency of small craters near the antipodal point suggests that some degree of deformation did occur.

  6. Hiding in the howardites: Unequilibrated eucrite clasts as a guide to the formation of Vesta's crust

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    Mayne, Rhiannon G.; Smith, Samantha E.; Corrigan, C. M.

    2016-12-01

    204 howardites in the National Meteorite Collection at the Smithsonian were examined for the presence of fine-grained eucrite clasts, with the goal of better understanding the formation of the uppermost crust of asteroid 4Vesta. Eight clasts were identified and characterized in terms of their textures and mineral chemistry, and their degree of thermal metamorphism was assessed. The paucity of fine-grained eucrites, both within the unbrecciated eucrites and as clasts within the howardites, suggests that they originate from small-scale units on the surface of Vesta, most likely derived from partial melting. Six of the eight clasts described were found to be unequilibrated, meaning that they preserve their original crystallization trends. The vast majority of eucrites are at least partially equilibrated, making these samples quite rare and important for deciphering the petrogenesis of the vestan crust. Biomodal grain populations suggest that eucrite melts often began crystallizing pyroxene and plagioclase during their ascent to the surface, where they were subject to more rapid cooling, crystallization, and later metasomatism. Pyroxene compositions from this study and prior work indicate that the products of both primitive and evolved melts were present at the vestan surface after its formation. Two howardite thin sections contained multiple eucrite composition clasts with different crystallization and thermal histories; this mm-scale diversity reflects the complexity of the current day vestan surface that has been observed by Dawn.

  7. Olivine or Impact Melt: Nature of the "Orange" Material on Vesta from Dawn

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    Corre, Lucille Le; Schmedemann, Nico; Becker, Kris J; O'Brien, David P; Yamashita, Naoyuki; Peplowski, Patrick N; Prettyman, Thomas H; Li, Jian-Yang; Cloutis, Edward A; Denevi, Brett W; Kneissl, Thomas; Palmer, Eric; Gaskell, Robert W; Nathues, Andreas; Gaffey, Michael J; Mittlefehldt, David W; Garry, William B; Sierks, Holger; Russell, Christopher T; Raymond, Carol A

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    NASA's Dawn mission observed a great variety of colored terrains on asteroid (4) Vesta during its survey with the Framing Camera (FC). Here we present a detailed study of the orange material on Vesta, which was first observed in color ratio images obtained by the FC and presents a red spectral slope. The orange material deposits can be classified into three types, a) diffuse ejecta deposited by recent medium-size impact craters (such as Oppia), b) lobate patches with well-defined edges, and c) ejecta rays from fresh-looking impact craters. The location of the orange diffuse ejecta from Oppia corresponds to the olivine spot nicknamed "Leslie feature" first identified by Gaffey (1997) from ground-based spectral observations. The distribution of the orange material in the FC mosaic is concentrated on the equatorial region and almost exclusively outside the Rheasilvia basin. Our in-depth analysis of the composition of this material uses complementary observations from FC, the visible and infrared spectrometer (VI...

  8. Spectral analysis of the quadrangles Av-13 and Av-14 on Vesta

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    Zambon, F.; Frigeri, A.; Combe, J.-Ph.; Tosi, F.; Longobardo, A.; Ammannito, E.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Blewett, D. T.; Scully, J.; Palomba, E.; Denevi, B.; Yingst, A.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

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    The Av-13 (Tuccia) and Av-14 (Urbinia) quadrangles are located in the south-west region of Vesta. They are characterized by a large topographic variability, from the highest (Vestalia terra highlands) to the lowest (Rheasilvia basin). Many geological units in these quadrangles are not associated with mineralogical variability, as shown by the color-composite maps. Maps of mafic absorption band-center position reveal that the principal lithology is eucrite-rich howardite, but diogenite-rich howardite areas are also present, corresponding to particular features such as Antonia and Justina craters, which are characterized by strong mafic absorptions. These quadrangles, especially Urbinia, contain many bright ejecta, such as those of Tuccia crater, which are the highest reflectance materials on Vesta (Zambon et al., 2014). Dark areas are present and correspond to regions with deeper OH-signature. The two quadrangles contain many vertical ridge crests associated with the Rheasilvia impact. These ridges do not show mineralogical differences with respect to their surroundings, but have a distinctive appearance in color-ratio composite images.

  9. Vestas Pinaria Region: Original Basaltic Achondrite Material Derived from Mixing Upper and Lower Crust

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    Mcfadden, L. A.; Combe, Jean-Philippe; Ammannito, Eleonora; Frigeri, Alessandro; Stephan, Katrin; Longobardo, Andrea; Palomba, Ernesto; Tosi, Federico; Zambon, Francesca; Krohn, Katrin; DeSanctis, Cristina M.; Reddy, Vishnu; LeCorre, Lucille; Nathues, Andreas; Pieters, Carle M.; Prettyman, Thomas; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

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    Analysis of data from the Dawn mission shows that the Pinaria region of Vesta spanning a portion of the rim of the Rheasilvia basin is bright and anhydrous. Reflectance spectra, absorption band centers, and their variations, cover the range of pyroxenes from diogenite-rich to howardite and eucrite compositions, with no evidence of olivine in this region. By examining band centers and depths of the floor, walls and rims of six major craters in the region, we find a lane of diogenite-rich material next to howardite-eucrite material that does not follow the local topography. The source of this material is not clear and is probably ejecta from post-Rheasilvia impacts. Material of a howardite-eucrite composition originating from beyond the Rheasilvia basin is evident on the western edge of the region. Overall, the Pinaria region exposes the complete range of basaltic achondrite parent body material, with little evidence of contamination of non-basaltic achondrite material. With both high reflectance and low abundance of hydrated material, this region of Vesta may be considered the "Pinaria desert".

  10. Analytical and numerical study of the ground-track resonances of Dawn orbiting Vesta

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    Delsate, N

    2012-01-01

    The aim of Dawn mission is the acquisition of data from orbits around two bodies, (4)Vesta and (1)Ceres, the two most massive asteroids. Due to the low thrust propulsion, Dawn will slowly cross and transit through ground-track resonances, where the perturbations on Dawn orbit may be significant. In this context, to safety go the Dawn mission from the approach orbit to the lowest science orbit, it is essential to know the properties of the crossed resonances. This paper analytically investigates the properties of the major ground-track resonances (1:1, 1:2, 2:3 and 3:2) appearing for Vesta orbiters: location of the equilibria, aperture of the resonances and period at the stable equilibria. We develop a general method using an averaged Hamiltonian formulation with a spherical harmonic approximation of the gravity field. If the values of the gravity field coefficient change, our method stays correct and applicable. We also discuss the effect of one uncertainty on the C20 and C22 coefficients on the properties of...

  11. Prolonged magmatism on 4 Vesta inferred from Hf-W analyses of eucrite zircon

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    Roszjar, J.; Whitehouse, M. J.; Srinivasan, G.; Mezger, K.; Scherer, E. E.; Van Orman, J. A.; Bischoff, A.

    2016-10-01

    The asteroid 4 Vesta is the second most massive planetesimal in the Solar System and a rare example of a planetary object that possibly can be linked to a specific group of differentiated meteorites, the howardite-eucrite-diogenite suite. The 182Hf-182W chronometry of individual zircon grains from six basaltic eucrites revealed distinct growth episodes ranging from 4532 - 11 / + 6 Ma to 4565.0 ± 0.9 Ma and constrains the early thermal history of 4 Vesta, indicating that its mantle generated basaltic melts for at least 35 million years (Myr). Initially, the energy needed for melting was provided by decay of short-lived isotopes, mostly 26Al. The long duration of magmatism despite the short lifetime of 26Al implies that the asteroid must have accreted within the first ∼4 Myr of Solar System formation, similar to the formation of iron meteorite parent bodies, and that its interior must have been thermally well insulated by an early-formed crust that prevented heat loss.

  12. The Geology of the Marcia Quadrangle of Asteroid 4Vesta: An Integrated Mapping Study Using Dawn Spacecraft Data

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    Williams, David A.; Denevi, B. W.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Mest, S. C.; Schenk, P. M.; Jaumann, R.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Buczkowski, D. L.; Ammannito, E.; Prettyman, T. H.; Buczkowski, D. L.

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    We used geologic mapping applied to Dawn data as a tool to understand the geologic history of the Marcia quadrangle of Vesta. This region hosts a set of relatively fresh craters and surrounding ejecta field, an unusual dark hill named Arisia Tholus, and a orange (false color) diffuse material surrounding the crater Octavia. Stratigraphically, from oldest to youngest, three increasingly larger impact craters named Minucia, Calpurnia, and Marcia make up a snowmanlike feature, which is surrounded by a zone of dark material interpreted to consist of impact ejecta and possibly impact melts. The floor of Marcia contains a pitted terrain thought to be related to release of volatiles (1). The dark ejecta field has an enhanced signature of H, possibly derived from carbonaceous chondritic material that accumulated in Vesta s crust (2,3). The dark ejecta has a spectrally distinctive behavior with shallow pyroxenes band depths. Outside the ejecta field this quadrangle contains various cratered terrains, with increasing crater abundance moving south to north away from the Rheasilvia basin. Arisia Tholus, originally suggested as an ancient volcano, appears to be an impact-sculpted basin rim fragment with a superposed darkrayed impact crater. There remains no unequivocal evidence of volcanic features on Vesta s surface, likely because basaltic material of the HED meteorite suite demonstrates magmatism ended very early on Vesta (4). Ongoing work includes application of crater statistical techniques to obtain model ages of surface units, and more detailed estimates of the compositional variations among the surface units.

  13. 3.2 mm lightcurve observations of (4) Vesta and (9) Metis with the Australia Telescope Compact Array

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    Barnes, T G M P J

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    (4) Vesta and (9) Metis are large main-belt asteroids with high albedos. With millimetre-observations at 93.0 and 95.5 GHz we characterised the emission properties of the surface material. The coverage of the full rotation period allowed a detailed study of the heterogeneity of the surface. The rotationally averaged fluxes are explained very well by our thermophysical model techniques when using an emissivity in the mm-range of about 0.6 for (4) Vesta and about 0.7 for (9) Metis. The mm-lightcurves follow for a large fraction of the rotation period the shape-introduced variations. The rotational phases with clear deviations are connected to structures which are visible in the HST images of (4) Vesta and the Keck AO-images of (9) Metis. The observed lightcurve amplitudes are peak-to-peak ~30% for (4) Vesta and ~25% for (9) Metis, while the shape-related amplitudes are only 5 and 4%, respectively. The emissivities at mm-wavelengths are lower than in the far-IR, confirming that particles with sizes of about 100 ...

  14. Product development alliances: factors influencing formation and success

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    Olsen, Johanne Rønnow; Harmsen, Hanne; Friis, Alan

    2008-01-01

    implications - Managers obtain a tool for planning and refining their innovation strategy and actions regarding product development alliances. Originality/value - This research contributes to the presently limited literature on product development alliances, specifically in the food industry context.......Purpose - The objective of this paper is to develop a framework, based on existing literature, for factors influencing the formation and success of product development alliances, and relate this specifically to the food industry. Design/methodology/approach - Case study of a product development...... alliance, with four partners and an interview survey, with 19 key informants in the Danish food industry. Findings - The nature of the differences between the developed framework for product development alliances in the food industry and theory on alliances in general, indeed seem to rest in the chosen...

  15. 无线充电产品用户体验量化研究--以AirFuel Alliance无线充电为例%USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH OF AIRFUEL ALLIANCE WIRELESS CHARGING TECHNOLOGY

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    戴益东; 聂桂平

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    文章主要对新一代无线充电标准的用户体验以及其量化评价进行研究。通过将系统可用性量表和净推荐值量表引入实验研究当中,探索用户对该无线充电技术的使用认知感受,将感受和体验进行量化,为无线充电技术提升用户体验以及推广普及提供参考。%This user experience research was based on a new generation of wireless charging technology, which named AirFuel Aliance. The System Usability Scale and Net Promoter Score was applied to analyze the essential factors which may influence the user experience of wireless charging. Purpose of the study is to explore the possibility of wireless charging technology and future markets, provide a reference for the promotion and popularization of wireless charging technology to enhance the user experience.

  16. Vesta's north pole quadrangle Av-1 (Albana): Geologic map and the nature of the south polar basin antipodes

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    Blewett, David T.; Buczkowski, Debra L.; Ruesch, Ottaviano; Scully, Jennifer E.; O'Brien, David P.; Gaskell, Robert; Roatsch, Thomas; Bowling, Timothy J.; Ermakov, Anton; Hiesinger, Harald; Williams, David A.; Raymond, Carol A.; Russell, Christopher T.

    2014-12-01

    As part of systematic global mapping of Vesta using data returned by the Dawn spacecraft, we have produced a geologic map of the north pole quadrangle, Av-1 Albana. Extensive seasonal shadows were present in the north polar region at the time of the Dawn observations, limiting the ability to map morphological features and employ color or spectral data for determination of composition. The major recognizable units present include ancient cratered highlands and younger crater-related units (undivided ejecta, and mass-wasting material on crater floors). The antipode of Vesta's large southern impact basins, Rheasilvia and Veneneia, lie within or near the Av-1 quadrangle. Therefore it is of particular interest to search for evidence of features of the kind that are found at basin antipodes on other planetary bodies. Albedo markings known as lunar swirls are correlated with basin antipodes and the presence of crustal magnetic anomalies on the Moon, but lighting conditions preclude recognition of such albedo features in images of the antipode of Vesta's Rheasilvia basin. “Hilly and lineated terrain,” found at the antipodes of large basins on the Moon and Mercury, is not present at the Rheasilvia or Veneneia antipodes. We have identified small-scale linear depressions that may be related to increased fracturing in the Rheasilvia and Veneneia antipodal areas, consistent with impact-induced stresses (Buczkowski, D. et al. [2012b]. Analysis of the large scale troughs on Vesta and correlation to a model of giant impact into a differentiated asteroid. Geol. Soc. of America Annual Meeting. Abstract 152-4; Bowling, T.J. et al. [2013]. J. Geophys. Res. - Planets, 118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgre.20123). The general high elevation of much of the north polar region could, in part, be a result of uplift caused by the Rheasilvia basin-forming impact, as predicted by numerical modeling (Bowling, T.J. et al. [2013]. J. Geophys. Res. - Planets, 118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgre

  17. Need and potential risks of strategic alliances for competing successfully

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    Catalina RADU

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In today’s global economy, many companies’ managers consider strategic alliances as a key strategic alternative. Even if it is true that strategic alliances can be a really powerful competitive tool, managers should pay attention to all potential risks before involving in a partnership. This paper aims to address a series of issues that may arise when forming a strategic alliance.

  18. Alliance ruptures, impasses, and enactments: a relational perspective.

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    Safran, Jeremy D; Kraus, Jessica

    2014-09-01

    Alliance ruptures, impasses, and transference-countertransference enactments are inevitable in therapy. A growing body of evidence suggests that repairing ruptures in the alliance is related to positive outcome (Safran, Muran, & Eubanks-Carter, 2011). Our research program has led to the development of training methods to enhance therapists' abilities to detect and work constructively with alliance ruptures and negative therapeutic process (Safran et al., 2014). This article outlines relevant theoretical underpinnings, intervention principles, and empirical findings.

  19. Therapeutic working alliance: From a psychoanalitical to a pantheoretical conception

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    Peter Praper

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Although the concept of therapeutic working alliance was rooted in psychoanalysis, today it is more prominent in psychoanalytic psychotherapies than psychoanalysis. It is rather surprising that we cannot find the concept in the Laplanche and Pontalis Dictionary. During the last two decades a growing body of empirical research material on therapeutic working alliance was published, confirming the idea of the alliance as a separate dimension of therapeutic relationship with few recognisable components. The dimension of the therapeutic working alliance was examined in several approaches and proved as one of the most important therapeutic factors, regardless of the approach, and it has finally been accepted as a pantheoretical concept.

  20. Networks of Military Alliances, Wars, and International Trade

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    Jackson, Matthew O

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the role of networks of alliances in preventing (multilateral) interstate wars. We first show that, in the absence of international trade, no network of alliances is peaceful and stable. We then show that international trade induces peaceful and stable networks: trade increases the density of alliances so that countries are less vulnerable to attack and also reduces countries' incentives to attack an ally. We present historical data on wars and trade, noting that the dramatic drop in interstate wars since 1950, and accompanying densification and stabilization of alliances, are consistent with the model but not other prominent theories.

  1. Possibility of Strategic Alliance from Competition:A Game Analysis

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    张树义; 陈彦茹

    2004-01-01

    The possibility for two competitive firms to form a strategic alliance was quantitatively analyzed with the game theory. The strategic alliance could be formed in an infinitely repeated game with complete information or a finitely repeated game with incomplete information. In the former situation, the discount ratio is important. If the discount ratio is large enough, alliance would be a possible solution. In the latter situation, the bigger the possibility of the rationality is, the more possible is for both firms to make strategic alliance.

  2. Vesta: its shape and deformed equatorial belt predicted by the wave planetology

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    Kochemasov, G. G.

    2012-09-01

    At EPSC2011 we stated: "Expected detailed images of Vesta sent by DAWN spacecraft certainly will show a prominent tectonic (must be also compositional) dichotomy of this large asteroid. The assuredness is based on some mainly the HST photos and the wave planetology fundamental conception: Theorem 1 - " Ce lestial bodies are dichotomous""[1]. Now a convexo-concave shape of Vesta is well known but the huge deep depression of the south hemisphere is assigned to two random large impacts almost at one place [2, 3]. This supposition has a very small probability, besides the largest asteroid Ceres also has a large depression at one side (the Piazzi basin). The theorem 1 of the wave planetology explains that all celestial bodies (not only small ones) are subjected to a warping action of the fundamental wave1 uplifting one side and subsiding (pressing in) the opposite one. This is a manifestation of the orbital energy acting in any body moving in keplerian noncircular orbit with changing acceleration (a). Arising inertia-gravity force F= (a1 - a2) x m is very important because of large planetary masses (m) and large cosmic speeds. Increase and decrease of accelerations were much larger in the beginning of planetary formation when orbits were more elliptical. Thus, pressing in of the subsiding hemisphere-segment is so strong that it often squeezes out some mantle material appearing as elevation-mound (compare to the Hawaii in the Pacific basin and look at Hyperion with a large basin and a mound at its center, Fig, 1, 2). Vesta's prominent subsiding equatorial belt with graben systems [4] (Fig. 4, 5) is a manifestation of another general planetary rule : " Rotating celestial body tends to even angular momenta of tropics and extra-tropics by regulating mass distribution and distance to the rotation axis " [5-7]. Often observed a sensible difference in appearance and structure between tropical and extra-tropical zones of various heavenly bodies including rocky and gas planets

  3. Humanism and multiculturalism: an evolutionary alliance.

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    Comas-Diaz, Lillian

    2012-12-01

    Humanism and multiculturalism are partners in an evolutionary alliance. Humanistic and multicultural psychotherapies have historically influenced each other. Humanism represents the third force in psychotherapy, while multiculturalism embodies the fourth developmental stage. Multiculturalism embraces humanistic values grounded in collective and social justice contexts. Examples of multicultural humanistic constructs include contextualism, holism, and liberation. Certainly, the multicultural-humanistic connection is a necessary shift in the evolution of psychotherapy. Humanism and multiculturalism participate in the development of an inclusive and evolutionary psychotherapy. (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved.

  4. An operator view on alliances in politics

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    Bagarello, Fabio

    2015-01-01

    We introduce the concept of an {\\em operator decision making technique} and apply it to a concrete political problem: should a given political party form a coalition or not? We focus on the situation of three political parties, and divide the electorate into four groups: partisan supporters of each party and a group of undecided voters. We consider party-party interactions of two forms: shared or differing alliance attitudes. Our main results consist of time-dependent decision functions for each of the three parties, and their asymptotic values, i.e., their final decisions on whether or not to form a coalition.

  5. Creating State-based Alliances to Support Earth and Space Science Education Reform

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    Geary, E. E.; Manduca, C. A.; Barstow, D.

    2002-05-01

    Seven years after the publication of the National Science Education Standards and adoption of new state science education standards, Earth and space science remains outside the mainstream K-12 curriculum. Currently, less than ten percent of high school students in the United States of America take an Earth or space science course before graduation. This state of affairs is simply unacceptable. "All of us who live on this planet have the right and the obligation to understand Earth's unique history, its dynamic processes, its abundant resources, and its intriguing mysteries. As citizens of Earth, with the power to modify our climate and ecosystems, we also have a personal and collective responsibility to understand Earth so that we can make wise decisions about its and our future". As one step toward addressing this situation, we support the establishment of state-based alliances to promote Earth and space science education reform. "In many ways, states are the most vital locus of change in our nation's schools. State departments of education define curriculum frameworks, establish testing policies, support professional development and, in some cases, approve textbooks and materials for adoption". State alliance partners should include a broad spectrum of K-16 educators, scientists, policy makers, parents, and community leaders from academic institutions, businesses, museums, technology centers, and not-for profit organizations. The focus of these alliances should be on systemic and sustainable reform of K-16 Earth and space science education. Each state-based alliance should focus on specific educational needs within their state, but work together to share ideas, resources, and models for success. As we build these alliances we need to take a truly collaborative approach working with the other sciences, geography, and mathematics so that collectively we can improve the caliber and scope of science and mathematics education for all students.

  6. Internal Structure and Mineralogy of Differentiated Asteroids Assuming Chondritic Bulk Composition: The Case of Vesta

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    Toplis, M. J.; Mizzon, H.; Forni, O.; Monnereau, M.; Prettyman, T. H.; McSween, H. Y.; McCoy, T. J.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; DeSanctis, M. C.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

    2012-01-01

    Bulk composition (including oxygen content) is a primary control on the internal structure and mineralogy of differentiated asteroids. For example, oxidation state will affect core size, as well as Mg# and pyroxene content of the silicate mantle. The Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite class of meteorites (HED) provide an interesting test-case of this idea, in particular in light of results of the Dawn mission which provide information on the size, density and differentiation state of Vesta, the parent body of the HED's. In this work we explore plausible bulk compositions of Vesta and use mass-balance and geochemical modelling to predict possible internal structures and crust/mantle compositions and mineralogies. Models are constrained to be consistent with known HED samples, but the approach has the potential to extend predictions to thermodynamically plausible rock types that are not necessarily present in the HED collection. Nine chondritic bulk compositions are considered (CI, CV, CO, CM, H, L, LL, EH, EL). For each, relative proportions and densities of the core, mantle, and crust are quantified. Considering that the basaltic crust has the composition of the primitive eucrite Juvinas and assuming that this crust is in thermodynamic equilibrium with the residual mantle, it is possible to calculate how much iron is in metallic form (in the core) and how much in oxidized form (in the mantle and crust) for a given bulk composition. Of the nine bulk compositions tested, solutions corresponding to CI and LL groups predicted a negative metal fraction and were not considered further. Solutions for enstatite chondrites imply significant oxidation relative to the starting materials and these solutions too are considered unlikely. For the remaining bulk compositions, the relative proportion of crust to bulk silicate is typically in the range 15 to 20% corresponding to crustal thicknesses of 15 to 20 km for a porosity-free Vesta-sized body. The mantle is predicted to be largely

  7. TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION SUMMARY. BABCOCK AND WILCOX CYCLONE FURNACE VITRIFICATION TECHNOLOGY (EPA/540/SR-92/017)

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    A Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Demonstration of the Babcock & Wilcox Cyclone Furnace Vitrification Technology was conducted in November 1991. This Demonstration occurred at the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Alliance Research Center (ARC) in Alliance, OH. The B&W cyc...

  8. In-Flight Operation of the Dawn Ion Propulsion System: Status at One Year from the Vesta Rendezvous

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    Garner, Charles E.; Rayman, Marc D.

    2010-01-01

    The Dawn mission, part of NASA's Discovery Program, has as its goal the scientific exploration of the two most massive main-belt asteroids, Vesta and Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 27, 2007 on a Delta-II 7925H-9.5 (Delta-II Heavy) rocket that placed the 1218 kg spacecraft into an Earth-escape trajectory. On-board the spacecraft is an ion propulsion system (IPS) developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which will provide most of the delta V needed for heliocentric transfer to Vesta, orbit capture at Vesta, transfer among Vesta science orbits, departure and escape from Vesta, heliocentric transfer to Ceres, orbit capture at Ceres, and transfer among Ceres science orbits. The Dawn ion thruster [I thought we only called it a thruster. Both terms are used in the paper, but I think a replacement of every occurrence of "engine" with "thruster" would be clearer.] design is based on the design validated on NASA's Deep Space 1 (DS1) mission. However, because of the very substantial (11 km/s) delta V requirements for this mission Dawn requires two engines to complete its mission objectives. The power processor units (PPU), digital control and interface units (DCIU) slice boards and the xenon control assembly (XCA) are derivatives of the components used on DS1. The DCIUs and thrust gimbal assemblies (TGA) were developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The spacecraft was provided by Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sterling, Virginia, and the mission is managed by and operated from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dawn partnered with Germany, Italy and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the science instruments. The mission is led by the principal investigator, Dr. Christopher Russell, from the University of California, Los Angeles. The first 80 days after launch were dedicated to the initial checkout of the spacecraft followed by cruise to Mars. Cruise thrusting leading to a Mars gravity assist began on December 17

  9. 基于综合集成方法的产业技术创新战略联盟风险识别研究%Research on Risk Identification of Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliances Based on Comprehensive Integrated Method

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    戴彬; 屈锡华; 李宏伟

    2011-01-01

    首先探讨了产业技术创新战略联盟风险及其识别的复杂性;在此基础上,将综合集成方法引入到联盟风险识别问题的研究中,提出了联盟风险的综合集成识别框架;最后,运用此框架,结合调查数据,对国内联盟风险现状进行了实证分析,构建了国内联盟风险指标体系.%In this paper, it firstly analyzes the complexity of risk and risk identification of alliances. Based on the above, it introduces comprehensive integrated method to research risk identification of alliances and proposed comprehensive integrated framework for risk identification of alliance. Lastly, there is an empirical study in alliances risk by the framework and constructs an index system of alliance risk.

  10. Arms and alliance in Japanese public opinion

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    Umemoto, T.

    1985-01-01

    This thesis analyzes the transformation of Japanese public opinion concerning the nation's security posture during the past decade. Until the early 1970s, the peculiar strength of a neutralist-pacifist outlook among the Japanese people, which arose in large part from the absence of a serious external threat severely encumbered Tokyo's defense efforts in the context of the alliance with the United States. In particular, such state of domestic opinion gave rise to what the author has elected to call the institutionalized constraints - limitations deriving from constitutional interpretation, the Three Non-Nuclear Principles, and the Three Principles on Weapons Exports - on the scope of such endeavors. It moreover prepared the condition for the Government's adoption of restrictive military buildup policies in the National Defense Program Outline. Over the past decade, however, as Japan's security environment has deteriorated with the growth of the putative Soviet threat, and as the United States and China have come to expect greater Japanese defense efforts, the climate of opinion within Japan has gradually shifted in favor of a security posture based on the Mutual Security Treaty (MST) and the Self-Defense Forces (SDFs). Opinion polls have come to indicate solid popular approval of maintenance of armament and participation in alliance.

  11. Do Mesosiderites Reside on 4 VESTA? an Assessment Based on Dawn Grand Data

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    Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Prettyman, T. H.; Reedy, R. C.; Beck, A. W.; Blewett, D. T.; Gaffey, M. J.; Lawrence, D. J.; McCoy, T. J.; McSween, H. Y., Jr.; Toplis, J. J.

    2012-01-01

    Almost a century ago, simple petrographic observations were used to suggest a close genetic link between eucrites and the silicates in mesosiderites [1]. Mesosiderites are composed of roughly equal proportions of silicates that are very similar in mineralogy and texture to howardites, and Fe, Ni metal (Fig. 1) [2]. This similarity has led some to conclude that mesosiderites come from the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) parent asteroid [3, 4]. Subsequent petrologic study demonstrated a number of differences between mesosiderite silicates and HEDs that are more plausibly explained as requiring separate parent asteroids [5]. However, HEDs and mesosiderites are identical in oxygen isotopic composition, and this has been used to argue for a common parent 4 Vesta [6].

  12. Active vibration-based SHM system: demonstration on an operating Vestas V27 wind turbine

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    Tcherniak, Dmitri; Mølgaard, Lasse Lohilahti

    2016-01-01

    with the system and a 3.5 month monitoring campaign was conducted while the turbine was operating normally. During the campaign, a defect – a trailing edge opening – was artificially introduced into the blade and its size was gradually increased from the original 15 cm to 45 cm. Using an unsupervised learning......This study presents a system that is able to detect defects like cracks, leading/trailing edge opening or delamination of at least 15 cm size, remotely, without stopping the wind turbine. The system is vibration-based: mechanical energy is artificially introduced by means of an electromechanical......-to-noise ratio. At the same time, the corresponding wavelength is short enough to deliver required damage detection resolution and long enough to be able to propagate the entire blade length. The paper demonstrates the system on a 225 kW Vesta s V27 wind turbine. One blade of the wind turbine was equipped...

  13. Product market relationships and cost of bank loans: evidence from strategic alliances

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    Fang , Yiwei; Francis, Bill; Hasan, Iftekhar; Wang, Haizhi

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of strategic alliances on non-financial firms’ bank loan financing. We construct several measures to capture firms’ alliance activities using the frequency of alliance activities, the prominence of the alliance partner and the relative networking position in the overall alliance network. We find that firms with active alliance involvement experience a lower cost of debt from banks. We also document that allying with a prestigious partner (ie S&P 500 firms) can ...

  14. Formalized classification of European fen vegetation at the alliance level

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    Peterka, Tomáš; Hájek, Michal; Jiroušek, Martin

    2017-01-01

    , identify diagnostic species of fen alliances, and map their distribution. Location Europe, western Siberia and SE Greenland. Methods 29 049 vegetation-plot records of fens were selected from databases using a list of specialist fen species. Formal definitions of alliances were created using the presence...

  15. Beyond contracts : Governing structures in non-equity alliances

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    Reuer, Jeffrey; Devarakonda, S.V.

    2012-01-01

    Non-equity alliances are often portrayed in the literature as purely contractual collaborative agreements. This paper questions the notion that contractual safeguards and incentives alone provide the formal governance mechanisms that undergird non-equity alliances. We argue and show that partners cr

  16. The dynamics of alliances : a game theoretical approach

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    Ridder, A. de

    2007-01-01

    In this dissertation, Annelies de Ridder presents a game theoretical approach to strategic alliances. More specifically, the dynamics of and within alliances have been studied. To do so, four new models have been developed in the game theoretical tradition. Both coalition theory and strategic game t

  17. Quantity or quality? Knowledge alliances and their effects on patenting

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    Hottenrott, H.; Lopes-Bento, C.

    2014-01-01

    This study examines a sample of R&D-active manufacturing firms over the period 2000-2009 and shows that knowledge alliances have a positive effect on patenting in terms of both quantity and quality. More interestingly, we distinguish between alliances that aim at joint creation of new knowledge and

  18. Igneous lithologies on asteroid (4) Vesta mapped using gamma-ray and neutron data

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    Beck, Andrew W.; Lawrence, David J.; Peplowski, Patrick N.; Viviano-Beck, Christina E.; Prettyman, Thomas H.; McCoy, Timothy J.; McSween, Harry Y.; Yamashita, Naoyuki

    2017-04-01

    We use data collected by the Dawn Gamma-Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) at Vesta to map compositions corresponding to nearly pure igneous lithologies in the howardite, eucrite, diogenite (HED) meteorite clan (samples likely from Vesta). At the ∼300-km spatial scale of GRaND measurements, basaltic eucrite occurs on only 3% of the surface, whereas cumulate eucrite and orthopyroxenitic diogenite are not detected. The basaltic eucrite region is generally coincident with an area of the surface with thick regolith, elevated H, and moderate crater density, and may represent the best compositional sample of primordial vestan crust. We observe an absence of pure orthopyroxenitic diogenite terrains in the Rheasilvia basin and its ejecta, an observation corroborated by VIR (0.1%), which suggests the south-polar crust was a polymict mixture of igneous lithologies (howardite) at the time of the Rheasilvia impact, or was a thick basaltic eucrite crust with heterogeneously distributed orthopyroxenitic diogenite plutons. The most dominant igneous composition detected (11% of the surface) corresponds to one of the least-abundant igneous lithologies in the HED meteorite collection, the Yamato Type B diogenites (plagioclase-bearing pyroxenites). The distribution of Type B diogenite is spatially correlated with post-Rheasilvia craters in the north-polar region that are in close proximity to the Rheasilvia basin antipode. This suggests that north-polar Type B plutonism may have been associated with the Rheasilvia impact event. We propose that this was either through 1) uplift of pre-existing plutons at the antipode through focusing of Rheasilvia impact stress, or 2) Rheasilvia impact antipodal crustal melting, creating magmas that underwent fractionation to produce Type B plutons.

  19. Geologic Mapping of Ejecta Deposits in Oppia Quadrangle, Asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Garry, W. Brent; Williams, David A.; Yingst, R. Aileen; Mest, Scott C.; Buczkowski, Debra L.; Tosi, Federico; Schafer, Michael; LeCorre, Lucille; Reddy, Vishnu; Jaumann, Ralf; Pieters, Carle M.; Russell, Christopher T.; Raymond, Carol A.

    2014-01-01

    Oppia Quadrangle Av-10 (288-360 deg E, +/- 22 deg) is a junction of key geologic features that preserve a rough history of Asteroid (4) Vesta and serves as a case study of using geologic mapping to define a relative geologic timescale. Clear filter images, stereo-derived topography, slope maps, and multispectral color-ratio images from the Framing Camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft served as basemaps to create a geologic map and investigate the spatial and temporal relationships of the local stratigraphy. Geologic mapping reveals the oldest map unit within Av-10 is the cratered highlands terrain which possibly represents original crustal material on Vesta that was then excavated by one or more impacts to form the basin Feralia Planitia. Saturnalia Fossae and Divalia Fossae ridge and trough terrains intersect the wall of Feralia Planitia indicating that this impact basin is older than both the Veneneia and Rheasilvia impact structures, representing Pre-Veneneian crustal material. Two of the youngest geologic features in Av-10 are Lepida (approximately 45 km diameter) and Oppia (approximately 40 km diameter) impact craters that formed on the northern and southern wall of Feralia Planitia and each cross-cuts a trough terrain. The ejecta blanket of Oppia is mapped as 'dark mantle' material because it appears dark orange in the Framing Camera 'Clementine-type' colorratio image and has a diffuse, gradational contact distributed to the south across the rim of Rheasilvia. Mapping of surface material that appears light orange in color in the Framing Camera 'Clementine-type' color-ratio image as 'light mantle material' supports previous interpretations of an impact ejecta origin. Some light mantle deposits are easily traced to nearby source craters, but other deposits may represent distal ejecta deposits (emplaced greater than 5 crater radii away) in a microgravity environment.

  20. Therapist stress, coping, career sustaining behavior and the working alliance.

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    Briggs, Denise Broholm; Munley, Patrick H

    2008-10-01

    Relations were examined among therapist stress, coping styles, career sustaining behaviors and therapist working alliance. 160 therapists completed a demographic questionnaire, a rating of stress experienced in work as a psychotherapist, a rating of stress experienced in work with an individual client, the Perceived Stress Scale, the Career Sustaining Behavior Questionnaire, the COPE, and the Working Alliance Inventory. After controlling for demographic and therapists' stress variables, and alternating entry of Career Sustaining Behavior and COPE scores in the regression model, Career Sustaining Behavior contributed significant variance to predicting working alliance, and COPE scores accounted for significant variance in working alliance with active coping a significant predictor. Career Sustaining Behavior and COPE scores entered together accounted for significant unique variance in Working Alliance with career sustaining behavior and avoidant coping identified as significant predictors.

  1. Library Services Alliance of New Mexico. 1994 Annual report

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    1995-09-01

    The Library Services Alliance is a unique multi-type library consortium committed to resource sharing. As a voluntary association of university and governmental laboratory libraries supporting scientific research, the Alliance has become a leader in New Mexico in using cooperative ventures to cost-effectively expand resources supporting their scientific and technical communities. During 1994, the alliance continued to expand on their strategic planning foundation to enhance access to research information for the scientific and technical communities. Significant progress was made in facilitating easy access to the on-line catalogs of member libraries via connections through the Internet. Access to Alliance resources is now available via the World Wide Web and Gopher, as well as links to other databases and electronic information. This report highlights the accomplishments of the Alliance during calendar year 1994.

  2. The Concept of Alliance as an Image and Positioning Instrument for Institutions of Higher Learning

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    Víctor Manuel Alcántar Enríquez

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available The present work provides a foundation for the concept of alliance which includes the ability of this to foster the university’s societal position as based on public perception of the institution. Accordingly, the work briefly addresses the development of the university’s collaboration with the productive sector, and emphasizes the need for institutions of higher learning to consider as well, those social sectors (including the government outside the realm of industry or technological expansion. The study concludes by affirming that alliance can become an effective instrument for promoting the university. It is therefore necessary to research the social perception of the university as a means of bolstering its relevance.

  3. Competition and alliances in fuel cell power train development

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    Schlecht, L. [Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germany). Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research Centre

    2003-07-01

    For the realisation of the effective application and cost effectiveness of fuel cell power trains, and competitiveness with the current internal combustion engine technology, it will be necessary to either: (a) produce a large number of vehicles, (b) reduce the production costs by permanent production optimisation, or (c) introduce new materials. Learning curves, which have been derived from empirical data of past energy technologies, are initially used to provide a cost prognosis for the market launch of fuel cell power trains. Drawing on game theory the paper then describes a basic model which addresses the issue of the optimal strategy of the automotive industry, in either a monopoly or oligopoly structure. When this model's outputs are combined with the anticipated rate of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), learning curves and network effects, from the first section of the paper we can see that if the successful market launch of FCVs is desired, an alliance structure within the automotive industry is the optimal path. (author)

  4. Essay on the internal dynamics of an R&D alliance : What determines the individuals' contribution to the alliance?

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    Wang, Xiao

    2015-01-01

    In order to overcome competitive challenges, firms increasingly ally, including jointly performing R&D with partners. An alliance can help create new knowledge while share fixed costs, thus allowing a firm to benefit from economies of scale in R&D and avoiding “wasteful” duplication. An alliance may

  5. Further Validation of the Learning Alliance Inventory: The Roles of Working Alliance, Rapport, and Immediacy in Student Learning

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    Rogers, Daniel T.

    2015-01-01

    This study further examined the reliability and validity of the Learning Alliance Inventory (LAI), a self-report measure designed to assess the working alliance between a student and a teacher. The LAI was found to have good internal consistency and test--retest reliability, and it demonstrated the predicted convergence with measures of immediacy…

  6. Technology transfer by multinationals

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    Kostyantyn Zuzik

    2003-01-01

    The paper analyses the issue of technology transfer by multinational corporations. The following questions are explored: (a) world market of technologies, the role of MNCs (b) Choice of the technology transfer mode, Dunning's OLI-theory as a factor of the choice of the mode of transfer (c) measurement and profitability of technology transfer (d) transfer of technology through partnerships, JVs, alliances and through M&As (e) aspects of technology transfer by services multinationals. Paper uti...

  7. Technology transfer by multinationals

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    2003-01-01

    The paper analyses the issue of technology transfer by multinational corporations. The following questions are explored: (a) world market of technologies, the role of MNCs (b) Choice of the technology transfer mode, Dunning's OLI-theory as a factor of the choice of the mode of transfer (c) measurement and profitability of technology transfer (d) transfer of technology through partnerships, JVs, alliances and through M&As (e) aspects of technology transfer by services multinationals. Paper uti...

  8. The therapeutic alliance in the treatment of personality disorders.

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    Bender, Donna S

    2005-03-01

    Because personality disorders are associated with significant impairment in interpersonal relationships, special issues and problems arise in the formation of a therapeutic alliance in the treatment of patients with these disorders. In particular, patients with narcissistic, borderline, and paranoid personality traits are likely to have troubled interpersonal attitudes and behaviors that will complicate the patient's engagement with the therapist. While a strong positive therapeutic alliance is predictive of more successful treatment outcomes, strains and ruptures in the alliance may lead to premature termination of treatment. Therefore, clinicians need to consider the patient's characteristic way of relating in order to select appropriate interventions to effectively retain and involve the patient in treatment. Research has shown not only the importance of building an alliance but also that this alliance is vital in the earliest phase of treatment. The author first reviews several definitions of the therapeutic alliance with reference to how they apply to the treatment of patients with personality disorders. Issues relevant to forming a therapeutic alliance with patients with personality disorders are then discussed in terms of the three DSM-IV-TR personality disorder clusters. However, the author notes that these categories do not adequately capture the complexity of character pathology and that clinicians also need to consider which aspects of a patient's personality pathology are dominant at the moment in considering salient elements of the therapeutic alliance. In dealing with Cluster A personality disorders (schizotypal, schizoid, and paranoid personality disorders), what is most relevant for alliance building is the profound impairment in interpersonal relationships. The Cluster B "dramatic" personality disorders (antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic) are all associated with pushing the limits. Consequently, clinicians need to exercise great

  9. In-Flight Operation of the Dawn Ion Propulsion System Through Start of the Vesta Cruise Phase

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    Garner, Charles E.; Rayman, Marc D.; Brophy, John R.

    2009-01-01

    The Dawn mission, part of NASA's Discovery Program, has as its goal the scientific exploration of the two most massive main-belt asteroids, Vesta and Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 27, 2007 on a Delta-II 7925H-9.5 (Delta-II Heavy) rocket that placed the 1218 kg spacecraft into an Earth-escape trajectory. On-board the spacecraft is an ion propulsion system (IPS) which will provide most of the delta V needed for heliocentric transfer to Vesta, orbit capture at Vesta, transfer to Vesta science orbits, departure and escape from Vesta, heliocentric transfer to Ceres, orbit capture at Ceres, and transfer to Ceres science orbits. The Dawn ion design is based on the design validated on NASA's Deep Space 1 (DS1) mission. However, because of the very substantial (11 km/s) delta V requirements for this mission Dawn requires two engines to complete its mission objectives. The power processor units (PPU), digital control and interface units (DCIU) slice boards and the xenon control assembly (XCA) are derivatives of the components used on DS1. The DCIUs and thrust gimbal assemblies (TGA) were developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The spacecraft was provided by Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sterling, Virginia, and the mission is managed by and operated from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dawn partnered with Germany, Italy and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the science instruments. The mission is led by the principal investigator, Dr. Christopher Russell, from the University of California, Los Angeles. The first 80 days after launch were dedicated to the initial checkout of the spacecraft followed by cruise to Mars. Cruise thrusting leading to a Mars gravity assist began on December 17, 2007 and was successfully concluded as planned on October 31, 2008. During this time period the Dawn IPS was operated mostly at full power for approximately 6500 hours, consumed 71.7 kg of xenon and delivered approximately 1.8 km

  10. Understanding Volatile Occurrence on Vesta Using Bistatic Radar and GRaND Observations by the Dawn Mission

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    Palmer, E. M.; Heggy, E.; Kofman, W. W.

    2016-12-01

    The first orbital bistatic radar experiment was conducted by Dawn at Asteroid Vesta, where Dawn's HGA was used to transmit X-band radio waves and Earth's Deep Space Network (DSN) 70-meter antennas were used to receive. Due to the opportunistic nature of the experiment, the HGA remained in a fixed orientation toward the Earth such that surface radar reflections occurred at grazing incidence angles of 89° just before and after Dawn's occultation behind Vesta. Among the 16 observed echo sites, we find that σ0ranges from -12 dB to -20 dB and has corresponding RMS slopes ranging from 1°- 8°. To assess potential volatile presence, we compare the distribution of RMS slopes to subsurface hydrogen concentrations observed by Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) to 1 m depth. While Vesta's surface is thought to have been largely depleted of volatiles during its differentiation, observations by Dawn'sGRaND and VIR instruments suggest the potential introduction of hydrated material through meteoritic impacts. We identify seven sites of potential volatile occurrence—where low roughness (overlap Divalia Fossae, Marcia crater ejecta and Octavia crater, respectively—and exit orbit numbers 377, 406, 407 and 720—overlapping northern cratered trough terrain, dark material near Aruntia crater and the cratered highlands. Toward comparing volatile occurrence on other small bodies, Dawn'sBSR experiment at Asteroid Ceres raises new questions. How does the range of decimeter-scale RMS slopes compare with Vesta's surface? How well does the distribution of RMS slopes correlate with GRaND's map of subsurface hydrogen concentration? In addition to optimizing future missions' landing and surface trafficability, characterizing small body surface roughness using BSR will enable further investigation into the relationship between volatile presence and decimeter-scale surface roughness.

  11. DETECTION OF WIDESPREAD HYDRATED MATERIALS ON VESTA BY THE VIR IMAGING SPECTROMETER ON BOARD THE DAWN MISSION

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    De Sanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Palomba, E.; Longobardo, A.; Capaccioni, F.; Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; Zambon, F.; Carraro, F.; Fonte, S.; Frigeri, A.; Magni, G. [Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, INAF, Rome (Italy); Combe, J.-Ph.; McCord, T. B. [Bear Fight Institute, Winthrop, WA (United States); Marchi, S. [NASA Lunar Science Institute, Boulder, CO (United States); Mittlefehldt, D. W. [NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (United States); Pieters, C. M. [Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI (United States); Sunshine, J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, Maryland (United States); Raymond, C. A. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Russell, C. T., E-mail: mariacristina.desanctis@iaps.inaf.it [Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); and others

    2012-10-20

    Water plays a key role in the evolution of terrestrial planets, and notably in the occurrence of Earth's oceans. However, the mechanism by which water has been incorporated into these bodies-including Earth-is still extensively debated. Here we report the detection of widespread 2.8 {mu}m OH absorption bands on the surface of the asteroid Vesta by the VIR imaging spectrometer on board Dawn. These observations are surprising as Vesta is fully differentiated with a basaltic surface. The 2.8 {mu}m OH absorption is distributed across Vesta's surface and shows areas enriched and depleted in hydrated materials. The uneven distribution of hydrated mineral phases is unexpected and indicates ancient processes that differ from those believed to be responsible for OH on other airless bodies, like the Moon. The origin of Vestan OH provides new insight into the delivery of hydrous materials in the main belt and may offer new scenarios on the delivery of hydrous minerals in the inner solar system, suggesting processes that may have played a role in the formation of terrestrial planets.

  12. On the possibility of viscoelastic deformation of the large south polar craters and true polar wander on the asteroid Vesta

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    Karimi, Saman; Dombard, Andrew J.

    2016-09-01

    The asteroid Vesta, located within the inner asteroid belt, is a differentiated body with a prominent rotational bulge. NASA's Dawn mission revealed the presence of two large, relatively shallow impact craters in the south polar region, one with a high-standing central peak. The shallowness and prominent central peak are reminiscent of large craters on some icy satellites that may have experienced strong topographic relaxation. The location of these basins near the south pole is also unusual and suggests true polar wander, which requires relaxation of the rotational bulge. Thus, we use the finite element method and a viscoelastic rheology to examine the feasibility of relaxation processes operating on Vesta. Given the plausible thermal state of Vesta by the decay of long-lived radioactive elements, we find that the lithosphere is not compliant enough to allow strong relaxation of the large south polar craters, and thus the peculiar morphology is possibly a product of the formation of these large basins at a planetary scale. Additionally, the asteroid has not been warm enough to permit the relaxation of the rotational bulge. Consequently, these craters both happened to form near the south pole, as unlikely as that is.

  13. Compositional variability on the surface of 4 Vesta revealed through GRaND measurements of high-energy gamma rays

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    Peplowski, Patrick N.; Lawrence, David J.; Prettyman, Thomas H.; Yamashita, Naoyuki; Bazell, Dave; Feldman, William C.; Le Corre, Lucille; McCoy, Timothy J.; Reddy, Vishnu; Reedy, Robert C.; Russell, Chris T.; Toplis, Michael J.

    2013-11-01

    Measurements of the high-energy gamma-ray flux emanating from asteroid 4 Vesta by the Dawn Gamma-Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) have revealed variability in the near-surface elemental composition of the Vestan surface. These observations are consistent with the presence of large (≥8 × 104 km2) regions with distinct, HED-like elemental compositions. The results agree broadly with other global measurements, such as the macroscopic neutron absorption cross section and spectral reflectance-derived mineralogic maps. Two distinct regions with eucrite-like elemental compositions have been identified, the first located primarily within the Lucaria and Marcia quadrangles and the second within Oppia quadrangle. The former region is collocated with some of the oldest, most heavily cratered terrain on Vesta. The interior of the 500 km diameter Rheasilvia impact basin is found to have a composition that is consistent with diogenite-like material. Taken together, these observations support the hypothesis that Vesta's original crust was composed of basaltic outflows in the form of eucritic-like material and that the Rheasilvia-basin-forming impact exposed lower-crustal, diogenite-like material. These measurements also constrain the maximum amount of mesosiderite-like material to <10% for each 15 × 15° surface element.

  14. Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Alliance Technical Workshop and Operations Report

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    2011-10-05

    Installations, Energy and the Environment; MG James Hodge , the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command and the Sustainment Center of...Development and Engineering Center Mr. Charles Raffa, TPS Mr. Nick Jankowski, Army Research Laboratory Mr. Bruce Geil, Army Research Laboratory Captain...TIME ACTIVITY SPEAKER 0945-1000 Warfighter Needs and Imperatives MG James Hodge Commanding General Combined Arms

  15. Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA): Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) 2015

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    2017-05-01

    using a manipulator or other instrument . Perception: • What can a robot perceive that is beyond human capabilities (e.g. thermal imaging)? o Which...Mobility, Intelligence, and Perception. The TEM achieved the following: a joint understanding of the state of the art of UMRs, identification of...overall objectives for the meeting are listed as follows: 1) Acquire an improved understanding of the state of the art and planned accomplishments within

  16. Network and Information Sciences (NIS) International Technology Alliance (ITA)

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    2016-05-01

    networks. It has created new techniques for distributing stream ing and transaction oriented applications, ana lysing their performance, and improving the...phase mobility model, and verified the ana lytical results with a simulation study on a realistic wire less network model. A team from Imperial...LNCS 5444, pp. 437-456, 2009. [17] J. Lobo, J. Ma, A. Russo, Frank Le, "Declarative Distributed Computing", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science

  17. Strategic Alliances in the European Industries of the Third Industrial Revolution

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    Angel Calvo

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The dimension of the alliances has compelled experts to revise their preconceptions about the internationalization of companies and to include this strategy in their models as Uppsala model was forced to acknowledge. This article focuses on one of the alliances forged in Europe, very deviated from the practices of the majority because it was a company with exclusively European partners. It adopts the perspective of a peripheral country (Spain in the global economy and from the special status of at least one of the partners in a monopoly. Finally, the article follows case study methodology, which aims to delve into the complexity of the processes and the phenomena at hand. The article responds to the need for an alternative approach to industry analysis that is particularly important for technology-based industries and the most turbulent high-tech industries.  The first section examines the creation of European Silicon Structures as a strategic alliance in the European semiconductor industry. Parts two and three look at the case of Spain and the role of demand using the example of Telefonica. Conclusions are presented in the final section.

  18. Patient-Rated Alliance as a Measure of Therapist Performance in Two Clinical Settings

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    Imel, Zac E.; Hubbard, Rebecca A.; Rutter, Carolyn M.; Simon, Gregory

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The ability to form a strong therapeutic alliance is considered a foundational skill across psychotherapies. Patient-rated measures of the alliance are now being used to make judgments about a therapist's tendency to build alliances with their patients. However, whether a patient-rated alliance measure provides a useful index of a…

  19. Project-level Governance, Monetary Incentives, and Performance in Strategic R&D Alliances

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    M.N. Ozdemir (Mahmut)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractA growing number of firms rely on strategic R&D alliances to develop new products. In these alliances, firms use various kinds of governance mechanisms for incentive alignment. Project-level governance, i.e., the daily control of alliance activities by firms’ alliance representatives suc

  20. A influência das redes de alianças estratégicas sobre a tecnologia de informação e comunicação The influence of strategic alliance networks on information and communication technology

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    Marcos Vianna Villas

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available As empresas cada vez mais se relacionam estrategicamente com outras empresas, com vistas a terem maior competitividade. Um dos principais fatores organizacionais internos de apoio à estratégia de uma empresa é a tecnologia de informação e comunicação (TIC. Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma investigação empírica das percepções de gestores de TIC com atuação no Brasil. Foram investigadas as influências que 13 características de uma rede de alianças estratégicas (RAE têm sobre quatro propriedades da TIC de uma empresa: maturidade, complexidade, flexibilidade e alinhamento. Os resultados da pesquisa exploratória sugerem que essa influência existe e que se manifesta de várias formas e com distintos graus de força. Há evidências que a maturidade - grau de evolução ou competência - de TIC é a mais fortemente afetada pelas 13 características de RAE investigadas e que a equivalência estrutural é aquela que menos influencia a TIC de uma empresa. Inferimos que, uma vez compreendida as possíveis influências de uma RAE, os gestores de TIC podem antecipar-se a estas influências e planejar melhor a TIC das suas empresas para dar sustentação à sua competitividade.More and more firms are establishing strategic relationships with other firms in order to enhance their competitiveness. One of the main internal organizational factors used to support this strategy is information and communication technology (ICT. This article shares the main results of an empirical investigation into the perceptions of ICT managers who operate in Brazil. The investigation analyzed the influences of 13 characteristics of a strategic alliance network (SAN on four properties of a firm's ICT: maturity, complexity, flexibility, and alignment. Its results suggest that this influence exists and that it manifests itself in various ways, and with different degrees of strength. There is evidence that ICT maturity - degree of development or

  1. Anomalous crater Marcia on asteroid 4 Vesta: Spectral signatures and their geological relationship

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    Giebner, T.; Jaumann, R.; Schroeder, S.; Krohn, K.

    2016-12-01

    DAWN Framing Camera (FC) images are used in this study to analyze the diverse spectral signatures of crater Marcia. As the FC offers high spatial resolution as well as several color filters it is well suited to resolve geological correlations on Vestas surface. Our approach comprises the analysis of images from four FC filters ( F3, F4, F5 and F6) that cover the pyroxene absorption band at 0.9 um and the comparison of Vesta data with HED meteorite spectra. We use the ratios R 750/915 (F3/F4) and R 965/830 (F5/F6) [nm] to separate HED lithologies spectrally and depict corresponding areas on HAMO mosaics ( 60 m/px). Additionally, higher resolution LAMO images ( 20 m/px) are analyzed to reveal the geologic setting. In this work, Marcia is broadly classified into three spectral regions. The first region is located in the northwestern part of the crater as well as in the central peak area and shows the most HED-like signature within the Marcia region. The other two regions, with one of them also describing Marcia ejecta, are spectrally further away from HED lithologies and likely display a mixing with more howarditic-rich material associated with carbonaceous chondrite clasts and relatively higher OH and H concentrations (e.g., [1], [2], [3]). In general, these other two regions are also associated with thick flow features within the crater, while the HED-like area does not show such prominent flows. Hence, these darker regions seem to display post-impact material inflow of the weathered howarditic surface regolith. We conclude that the Marcia impactor likely struck through the howarditic regolith and hit the eucritic crust underneath. Depicting this HED-like signature globally, it resides mostly in the Rheasilvia basin and ejecta blanket, as well as in very young crater ejecta in the equatorial region, consistent with it being a signature of fresh basaltic crust. [1] M. C. De Sanctis et al. (2012b) The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 758:L36 (5pp) [2] T. McCord et al

  2. Dynamics in Inter-Firm Collaboration: The Impact of Alliance Capabilities on Performance

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    Gerrit Willem Ziggers

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study we question the direct relationship between a firm’s alliance capability and alliance performance. We contend that this relationship is mediated through post-information factors such as alliance management and relational quality.Drawing from the Resource Based View a model is presented that explicates these indirect relationships. Partial least squares analysis was used to test three hypotheses, using a sample of Dutch alliance managers responsible for non‐equity alliances in agribusiness and the food industry. Our empirical findings affirm the hypothesized indirect relationships between a firm’s alliance capability and alliance performance.

  3. Commodity Alliance Model – An Option for Advancing Private and ...

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    Commodity Alliance Model – An Option for Advancing Private and Commercial ... being tried in Nigeria, arable croppers' productivity has been consistently low. ... them in terms of fair price determination, information flow and issues resolution.

  4. FROM ME TO US: THE CONSTRUCTION OF FAMILY ALLIANCE.

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    Galdiolo, Sarah; Roskam, Isabelle

    2016-01-01

    This longitudinal prospective and multi-informant study based on a three-wave research program (pregnancy, 12 months' postpartum, and 16 months' postpartum) aimed to determine the process of construction of family alliance, as assessed by the Lausanne Trilogue Play (Fivaz-Depeursinge & Corboz-Warnery, 1999). A model using parents' individual characteristics (i.e., personality traits and attachment orientations) as distal variables, coparenting as a mediator, child's temperament as a moderator, and family alliance as outcome was tested using structural equation modeling on 62 nonreferred families. Results showed that both parents' conscientiousness was positively and mothers' avoidant attachment and fathers' anxious attachment were negatively and indirectly (via coparenting) associated with the family alliance. The discussion underlines mothers' and fathers' different roles and the importance of coparenting as a core mechanism in the development of family alliance. © 2015 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

  5. Networks of military alliances, wars, and international trade.

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    Jackson, Matthew O; Nei, Stephen

    2015-12-15

    We investigate the role of networks of alliances in preventing (multilateral) interstate wars. We first show that, in the absence of international trade, no network of alliances is peaceful and stable. We then show that international trade induces peaceful and stable networks: Trade increases the density of alliances so that countries are less vulnerable to attack and also reduces countries' incentives to attack an ally. We present historical data on wars and trade showing that the dramatic drop in interstate wars since 1950 is paralleled by a densification and stabilization of trading relationships and alliances. Based on the model we also examine some specific relationships, finding that countries with high levels of trade with their allies are less likely to be involved in wars with any other countries (including allies and nonallies), and that an increase in trade between two countries correlates with a lower chance that they will go to war with each other.

  6. Exploration and Exploitation Fit and Performance in International Strategic Alliances

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    Nielsen, Bo Bernhard; Gudergan, Siegfried

    2012-01-01

    Exploration and exploitation constitute two separate, potentially conflicting strategic choices for firms engaged in international strategic alliances. Our empirical study challenges the ambidexterity argument and demonstrates that exploration and exploitation are separate (though not necessarily...

  7. Formalized classification of European fen vegetation at the alliance level

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    Peterka, Tomáš; Hájek, Michal; Jiroušek, Martin; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Aunina, Liene; Bergamini, Ariel; Dítě, Daniel; Felbaba-Klushyna, Ljuba; Graf, Ulrich; Hájková, Petra; Hettenbergerová, Eva; Ivchenko, Tatiana G.; Jansen, Florian; Koroleva, Natalia E.; Lapshina, Elena D.; Lazarević, Predrag M.; Moen, Asbjørn; Napreenko, Maxim G.; Pawlikowski, Paweł; Plesková, Zuzana; Sekulová, Lucia; Smagin, Viktor A.; Tahvanainen, Teemu; Thiele, Annett; Biţǎ-Nicolae, Claudia; Biurrun, Idoia; Brisse, Henry; Ćušterevska, Renata; Bie, De Els; Ewald, Jörg; FitzPatrick, Úna; Font, Xavier; Jandt, Ute; Kącki, Zygmunt; Kuzemko, Anna; Landucci, Flavia; Moeslund, Jesper E.; Pérez-Haase, Aaron; Rašomavičius, Valerijus; Rodwell, John S.; Schaminée, Joop H.J.; Šilc, Urban; Stančić, Zvjezdana; Chytrý, Milan; Schwabe-Kratochwil, Angelika

    2017-01-01

    Aims: Phytosociological classification of fen vegetation (Scheuchzerio palustris-Caricetea fuscae class) differs among European countries. Here we propose a unified vegetation classification of European fens at the alliance level, provide unequivocal assignment rules for individual vegetation plots,

  8. Formalized classification of European fen vegetation at the alliance level

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    Peterka, Tomáš; Hájek, Michal; Jiroušek, Martin; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Aunina, Liene; Bergamini, Ariel; Dítě, Daniel; Felbaba-Klushyna, Ljuba; Graf, Ulrich; Hájková, Petra; Hettenbergerová, Eva; Ivchenko, Tatiana G.; Jansen, Florian; Koroleva, Natalia E.; Lapshina, Elena D.; Lazarević, Predrag M.; Moen, Asbjørn; Napreenko, Maxim G.; Pawlikowski, Paweł; Plesková, Zuzana; Sekulová, Lucia; Smagin, Viktor A.; Tahvanainen, Teemu; Thiele, Annett; Biţǎ-Nicolae, Claudia; Biurrun, Idoia; Brisse, Henry; Ćušterevska, Renata; Bie, De Els; Ewald, Jörg; FitzPatrick, Úna; Font, Xavier; Jandt, Ute; Kącki, Zygmunt; Kuzemko, Anna; Landucci, Flavia; Moeslund, Jesper E.; Pérez-Haase, Aaron; Rašomavičius, Valerijus; Rodwell, John S.; Schaminée, Joop H.J.; Šilc, Urban; Stančić, Zvjezdana; Chytrý, Milan; Schwabe-Kratochwil, Angelika

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    Aims: Phytosociological classification of fen vegetation (Scheuchzerio palustris-Caricetea fuscae class) differs among European countries. Here we propose a unified vegetation classification of European fens at the alliance level, provide unequivocal assignment rules for individual vegetation plots,

  9. Green Non-dyed Textile Innovation Alliance officially launched

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    2012-01-01

    June 29, the Green Non-dyed Textile Innovation Alliance was officially launched by the China Textile Information Center, Nationa Textile Product Development Center together with China Chemical Fiber Industry Association

  10. A survey on alliances and related parameters in graphs

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    Henning Fernau

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we show that several graph parameters are known in different areas under completely different names.More specifically, our observations connect signed domination, monopolies, $\\alpha$-domination, $\\alpha$-independence,positive influence domination,and a parameter associated to fast information propagationin networks to parameters related to various notions of global $r$-alliances in graphs.We also propose a new framework, called (global $(D,O$-alliances, not only in order to characterizevarious known variants of alliance and domination parameters, but also to suggest a unifying framework for the study of alliances and domination.Finally, we also give a survey on the mentioned graph parameters, indicating how results transfer due to our observations.

  11. On the Rebound: The Alliance Faces New Tests

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    2012-06-01

    Japan alliance, our speaker characterized the mood as one of “fading optimism,” noting that the political environment in Okinawa is getting more...Kelly Japanese speaker: Nobumasa Akiyama 10:45 Coffee break 11:00 Session 2: Strategic assessment This session examines views of the balance...affect the alliance? US speaker: Weston Konishi Japanese speaker: Yoichi Kato 15:15 Coffee break 15:30 Session 4: Assessments and

  12. Advantages and pitfalls of South Africa-Angola strategic alliances

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    A. J. Vogel

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Owing to a shortage of South African research focusing on international strategic alliances, this study aimed to determine whether the advantages and pitfalls of international strategic alliances referred to in international business publications are also applicable to South African international strategic alliances. Design/Methodology/Approach: This was a formal, empirical study that targeted the 163 South African enterprises which were members of the South African-Angolan Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and 2006. Findings: The results identified joint ventures as the most prominent mode of entry when expanding into developing countries and, with few exceptions, the findings support the advantages and pitfalls of international strategic alliances identified in other international publications. Value of the research: A great deal of international management research over the years has been focused on the importance of strategic alliances as a mode of entry, as well as on the pitfalls experienced by alliance partners, particularly in developed countries. However, the lack of such research in Africa in general and South Africa in particular means that South African enterprises must base their entry mode selection on non-South African research findings, and although this sample size was small, the lack of other Africa-specific research makes this research significant. Implications: With South Africa being the largest source of FDI into the rest of Africa, the findings of this paper show that South African enterprises can attain the advantages associated with international strategic alliances when using this mode of entry into Africa. In terms of pitfalls, the findings highlight the need for multinational enterprises to pay specific attention to the role of governments when forming strategic alliances.

  13. Is Familiarity a Moderator of Brand/Country Alliances?

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    Kristensen, Tore; Gabrielsen, Gorm; Jaffe, Eugene D.

    2014-01-01

    intrinsic cues (product attributes) in evaluating products. The question of whether familiarity moderates the country-of-origin (COO) effect is a valid one. In this present paper, we attempt to provide additional evidence as to how familiarity with products, brands and countries moderates consumer...... evaluation of brand/country alliances. Specifically, we concentrate on the brand leveraging process identified by Keller (2003) applied to the effect of familiarity on country/brand alliances....

  14. International strategic alliances in construction: performances of Turkish contracting firms

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    Akıner, İlknur; Yitmen, Ibrahim

    2011-01-01

    Firms need various resources and capabilities in order to compete with each other effectively. These resources and capabilities can be acquired, developed internally, or obtained via an ongoing cooperative relationship with another firm through the use of a strategic alliance. The use of strategic alliances in construction industry has increased sharply over the last decade and they are particularly effective in helping a firm maintain a superior competitive position in dynamic environments. ...

  15. China-Russia Alliance - a common choice of the two countries

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    Ma Hang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Compared with Sino-Soviet Alliance and NATO countries alliance, China -Russia Alliance should have its own characteristics. China-Russia Alliance can further enhance strategic mutual trust betweeneach other, enhance cooperation quality and space, to promote the mutualprogress and prosperity, achieve national revival of China and Russia as soon as possible, which is the ultimate goal of theChina-Russia Alliance.

  16. Caracterization of the process of forming strategic alliances

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    Luciano Mattana

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The union between companies has represented an increase in their competitive capabilities. The strategic alliances have been shown as alternatives for the adequacy of the conduct and organizational framework of the companies toward the market and the world economic juncture. Nevertheless, researches demonstrate that a good number of enterprises of this nature fail. In this sense, this study aimed at characterizing the formation and sustentation of a strategic alliance which has already been formed for 26 years and, thus, verifying the main foundations which are responsible for the maintenance of the union health. The unity of analysis was the alliance between companies as FEMSA and CVI Indústria de Refrigerantes Ltda. Through the method of case study, using the qualitative technique with the aim of describing the case in study, four managers and one collaborator, all of them linked to the alliance, were interviewed. The research allowed establishing that the main foundations of sustaining the alliance in study are in the individual abilities of the partnerships, in the synergy among individual strategies and in the feeling of mutual confidence which exists. Moreover, it was found out that, in the moments of crisis, the major factor responsible for the maintenance of the business is the determination of the upper management on keeping a climate of enthusiasm between the participants of the strategic alliance.

  17. A demulsifier alliance : Syncrude - Champion alliance, joint research and development approach

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    Anstruther, B. [Syncrude Canada Ltd., Fort McMurray, AB (Canada); Khouri, R. [Champion Technologies, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2003-07-01

    This paper outlined the joint research and development initiative between an oil producer, a service company, and academia to develop better demulsifiers for the oil sands industry. The alliance was formed to address the challenge of rising chloride levels resulting from mined bitumens. The presentation outlined the research and development efforts regarding froth treatment product water. An unbundled model for financial gains was presented with reference to variable raw material costs (aromatic naphtha, methanol and active demulsifier) and controllable costs such as manufacturing, labour, transportation, and research and development costs. 5 figs.

  18. Alliances for Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences Through Collaborative Recruitment

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    Pandya, R.; Eriksson, S.; Haacker-Santos, R.; Calhoun, A.

    2006-12-01

    Undergraduate research is a key strategy for encouraging students to pursue graduate school and careers in science end engineering. In the geosciences, where participation by members of underrepresented groups is among the lowest of any science field, these programs must continue and strengthen their efforts to engage students from historically underrepresented groups. A significant limitation on our ability to engage students from historically underrepresented groups comes from the expense, in terms of time and resources, of promoting these career options to talented undergraduates considering a host of STEM careers. Another hurdle is our ability to match students with research projects tailored to their interests. Further complicating this is the challenge of matching students who have culturally motivated geographic constraints—for example, Native students who seek to serve their local community—to relevant opportunities. As a result, we believe that a number of highly qualified students never fully consider careers in the geosciences. To address these obstacles, we propose an alliance of undergraduate research programs in the geosciences. In this model, all members of the alliance would share recruiting, and students would submit a single application forwarded to all alliance members. The Alliance could offer applicants multiple research opportunities, from across the alliance, tailored to fit the applicant's needs and interests. This strategy has proven very effective in other fields; for example, the Leadership Alliance allows 32 member institutions to offer internships and fellowships through one central application process. SOARS and RESESS, programs in atmospheric science and geophysics, respectively, have done this co-recruiting for two years. There are many benefits to this type of alliance. First, it would allow programs to leverage and coordinate their recruiting investments. From our experience with SOARS and RESESS, much of the effort in

  19. Library Electronic Resource Sharing Among Liberal Arts Colleges: ACS Palladian Alliance Project

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    Wenxian Zhang

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available 無Effective electronic resource sharing is critical to library information services of the 1990s. Explosion of data and increased cost of information force libraries to work together, and technological advancements present the library service profession a platform for resource sharing. The Palladian Alliance Project of the Associated Colleges of the South is designed to provides ACS member institutions an effective means to enhance information access for their faculty and students, and achieve significant cost containment in the years to come.

  20. Enhancing therapeutic impact and therapeutic alliance through electronic mail homework assignments.

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    Murdoch, J W; Connor-Greene, P A

    2000-01-01

    Homework assignments can enhance therapeutic impact and increase therapy effectiveness by encouraging patients to focus on therapy-related issues between sessions. Computer technology provides a new avenue for reporting, monitoring, and feedback of patient homework assignments through electronic mail (e-mail). In two case examples, e-mail was used as an extension of therapy to enhance patient involvement in treatment. In both cases, patient reports suggest that therapeutic alliance and therapeutic impact improved with the use of e-mail homework reporting. The costs and benefits of the use of e-mail as an adjunct to therapy are discussed.

  1. The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA)

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    Stein, Thomas; Gopala Krishna, Barla; Crichton, Daniel J.

    2016-07-01

    The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA) is a close association of partners with the aim of improving the quality of planetary science data and services to the end users of space based instrumentation. The specific mission of the IPDA is to facilitate global access to, and exchange of, high quality scientific data products managed across international boundaries. Ensuring proper capture, accessibility and availability of the data is the task of the individual member space agencies. The IPDA is focused on developing an international standard that allows discovery, query, access, and usage of such data across international planetary data archive systems. While trends in other areas of space science are concentrating on the sharing of science data from diverse standards and collection methods, the IPDA concentrates on promoting governing data standards that drive common methods for collecting and describing planetary science data across the international community. This approach better supports the long term goal of easing data sharing across system and agency boundaries. An initial starting point for developing such a standard will be internationalization of NASA's Planetary Data System's (PDS) PDS4 standard. The IPDA was formed in 2006 with the purpose of adopting standards and developing collaborations across agencies to ensure data is captured in common formats. It has grown to a dozen member agencies represented by a number of different groups through the IPDA Steering Committee. Member agencies include: Armenian Astronomical Society, China National Space Agency (CNSA), European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Italian Space Agency (ASI), Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Air and Space Administration (NASA), National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), Space Research Institute (IKI), UAE Space Agency, and UK Space Agency. The IPDA Steering Committee oversees the execution of

  2. Final report : PATTON Alliance gazetteer evaluation project.

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    Bleakly, Denise Rae

    2007-08-01

    In 2005 the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) proposed that the PATTON Alliance provide assistance in evaluating and obtaining the Integrated Gazetteer Database (IGDB), developed for the Naval Space Warfare Command Research group (SPAWAR) under Advance Research and Development Activity (ARDA) funds by MITRE Inc., fielded to the text-based search tool GeoLocator, currently in use by NGIC. We met with the developers of GeoLocator and identified their requirements for a better gazetteer. We then validated those requirements by reviewing the technical literature, meeting with other members of the intelligence community (IC), and talking with both the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the authoritative sources for official geographic name information. We thus identified 12 high-level requirements from users and the broader intelligence community. The IGDB satisfies many of these requirements. We identified gaps and proposed ways of closing these gaps. Three important needs have not been addressed but are critical future needs for the broader intelligence community. These needs include standardization of gazetteer data, a web feature service for gazetteer information that is maintained by NGA and USGS but accessible to users, and a common forum that brings together IC stakeholders and federal agency representatives to provide input to these activities over the next several years. Establishing a robust gazetteer web feature service that is available to all IC users may go a long way toward resolving the gazetteer needs within the IC. Without a common forum to provide input and feedback, community adoption may take significantly longer than anticipated with resulting risks to the war fighter.

  3. Required Steps of Managing International Equity Placement Strategic Alliance

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    Harimukti Wandebori

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the research is to unravel the steps of managing international equity placement strategic alliance (IEPSA. The steps of managing an IEPSA are obtained by conducting theoretical review. The theoretical reviews consist of theory of strategic alliance; definition, classification, and finding definition of an IEPSA, political and analytical considerations and the necessary steps. These steps of managing IEPSA can be classified into analyzing of macro consideration, micro consideration, domestic company’s stakeholder support, cultural understanding, strategic planning, internal support, human resource management, organizational arrangement, management control system, evolved cultural understanding, and evaluating results. In this research, the domestic partners who formed the IEPSAs are limited to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs. The IEPSA was one of the means of privatization. The research will be beneficial for both foreign and domestic partners who form an IEPSA in the previous SOEs. By knowing the steps of managing the IEPSA both partners will be able to secure a successful implementation of IEPSA. By identifying the steps of managing the IEPSA, the stakeholder will not see IEPSA as threat rather as an opportunity to improve performance, to create synergy, and generate benefits for both partners and stakeholder. By knowing the necessary steps of managing the IEPSA, the stakeholder including society and politician will envisage the IEPSA as a means of effectively improving the SOEs’ performances.The research was espected to provide contributions for the research on strategic alliances. Apparently, there exist no literatures discussing about IEPSA in the domain of strategic alliances. Keywords: strategic alliance, equity placement, international equity placement strategic alliance, privatization, steps of international equity placement strategic alliance, state-owned enterprises

  4. Mineralogical and Geochemical Analysis of Howardite DaG 779: understanding geological evolution of asteroid (4) Vesta

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    Marcel Müller, Christian; Mengel, Kurt; Singh Thangjam, Guneshwar; Weckwerth, Gerd

    2016-04-01

    The HED meteorites, a clan of stony achondrites, are believed to originate from asteroid (4) Vesta (e.g. Mittlefehldt et al. (2015)). Recent evolution models (e.g. Toplis et al. (2013)) and observations from Dawn spacecraft data (e.g., Prettyman et al. (2013)) indicate that diogenites form the lower crust and uppermost mantle of (4) Vesta. Deep seated material excavated by large impacts such as the Rheasilvia- and Veneneiaforming event should be present in howardites. We analysed a slice of howardite DaG 779 which had been recovered from the Libyan Desert in 1999 and was briefly described by Grossmann (2000). The data presented here include electron microprobe, bulk-rock XRD and XRF as well as trace element analysis by ICP-MS and INA. The petrographic results confirm earlier observations that DaG 779 is polymict and mainly contains diogenite and eucrite clasts. Mass balance calculations using bulk-rock and microprobe major element data reveal a modal mineralogy of 77% orthopyroxene, 8% plagioclase, 7% clinopyroxene and 2% spinels, the rest being olivine, SiO2-phases, sulphides, and native Fe(Ni). When compared with the element compilation recently reported by Mittlefehldt (2015) the 39 trace element analysed here (including REE and PGE) confirm that this howardite is clearly dominated by diogenite. Beside the modal petrographic information, a number of more detailed observations obtained from microprobe investigations reveal fresh and recrystallized glasses, troilite-orthopyroxene symplectites from a mixed silicate-sulphide melt giving rise to graphic intergrowths as well as vermicular and reticular FeS in highly disrupted clasts. While the origin of the FeS in these clasts is not clear yet, its particular shape and distribution indicates that this mineral has been (partially) molten and recrystallized from a sulphide melt. The silicate minerals around these FeS occurrences are recrystallized but there is no indication for a partial silicate melt. Further

  5. Mineralogical Analysis of the Oppia Quadrangle of Asteroid (4) Vesta: Evidence for Occurrence of Moderate-Reflectance Hydrated Minerals

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    Tosi, F.; Frigeri, A.; Combe, J.-Ph.; Zambon, F.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Longobardo, A.; Hoffmann, M.; Nathues, A.; Garry, W. B.; Blewett, D. T.; Pieters, C. M.; Palomba, E.; Stephan, K.; McFadden, L. A.; McSween, H. Y.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2015-01-01

    Quadrangle Av-10 'Oppia' is one of five quadrangles that cover the equatorial region of asteroid (4) Vesta. This quadrangle is notable for the broad, spectrally distinct ejecta that extend south of the Oppia crater. These ejecta exhibit the steepest ('reddest') visible spectral slope observed across the asteroid and have distinct color properties as seen in multispectral composite images. Compared to previous works that focused on the composition and nature of unusual ('orange') ejecta found on Vesta, here we take into account a broader area that includes several features of interest, with an emphasis on mineralogy as inferred from data obtained by Dawn's Visible InfraRed mapping spectrometer (VIR). Our analysis shows that the older northern and northeastern part of Av-10 is dominated by howardite-like material, while the younger southwestern part, including Oppia and its ejecta blanket, has a markedly eucritic mineralogy. The association of the mineralogical information with the geologic and topographic contexts allows for the establishment of relationships between the age of the main formations observed in this quadrangle and their composition. A major point of interest in the Oppia quadrangle is the spectral signature of hydrous material seen at the local scale. This material can be mapped by using high-resolution VIR data, combined with multispectral image products from the Dawn Framing Camera (FC) so as to enable a clear correlation with specific geologic features. Hydrated mineral phases studied previously on Vesta generally correlate with low-albedo material delivered by carbonaceous asteroids. However, our analysis shows that the strongest OH signature in Av-10 is found in a unit west of Oppia, previously mapped as 'light mantle material' and showing moderate reflectance and a red visible slope. With the available data we cannot yet assess the presence of water in this material. However, we offer a possible explanation for its origin.

  6. Impact History on Vesta: Petrographic, Compositional and Future Chronological Studies of Melt Clasts in Howardites

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    Cartwright, J. A.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Hodges, K. V.; Wadhwa, M.

    2015-01-01

    Howardite meteorites are polymict breccias composed mainly of eucritic and diogenitic material that likely originate from the surface of the Asteroid 4 Vesta. They can be separated into two subtypes: Regolithic, which represent the lithified remains of the active vestan regolith; Fragmental, which represent simpler polymict breccias. Amongst the regolithic features observed in the former, melt clasts are particularly striking for their appearance and compositional variability. They range from glassy spherules to finely crystalline (i.e., devitrified) clasts, and clasts containing only relict mineral grains to those containing only phenocrysts. Glasses can be separated into compositional sub-types including those with low FeO/MgO ratios (less than 5) -low alkali glasses, K-rich (K2O greater than 0.2 wt.%), Na-rich (Na2O greater than 0.6 wt.%) and CaO-rich, and those with high FeO/MgO ratios (greater than 10). There is also a distinction to be made between primary volcanic melt clasts and those produced by impacts. While suggested that a lack of chemical homogeneity among their studied melt clasts ruled out a primary volcanic origin, the low siderophile element contents observed in such clasts suggest less compositional influence from impactors than commonly assumed. Studying the chronology of the impact melt clasts in howardites can help us to better determine the timing of impact events on Vesta and the asteroid belt. In this research, we are launching an investigation into the petrology, composition (major/trace element and noble gas) and chronology of melt clasts in howardites. We have selected a set of howardites known to contain large quantities of melt clasts, and have begun the petrological and compositional studies of these materials. Once the melt clasts have been fully classified, we aim to perform chronological studies of individual clasts using both the Ar-40/Ar-39 and Pb-Pb chronometers, as well as determine the noble gas components present. Of

  7. Computing global offensive alliances in Cartesian product graphs

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    Yero, Ismael G

    2012-01-01

    A global offensive alliance in a graph $G$ is a set $S$ of vertices with the property that every vertex not belonging to $S$ has at least one more neighbor in $S$ than it has outside of $S$. The global offensive alliance number of $G$, $\\gamma_o(G)$, is the minimum cardinality of a global offensive alliance in $G$. A set $S$ of vertices of a graph $G$ is a dominating set for $G$ if every vertex not belonging to $S$ has at least one neighbor in $S$. The domination number of $G$, $\\gamma(G)$, is the minimum cardinality of a dominating set of $G$. In this work we obtain closed formulas for the global offensive alliance number of several families of Cartesian product graphs, we also prove that $\\gamma_o(G\\square H)\\ge \\frac{\\gamma(G)\\gamma_o(H)}{2}$ for any graphs $G$ and $H$ and we show that if $G$ has an efficient dominating set, then $\\gamma_o(G\\square H)\\ge \\gamma(G)\\gamma_o(H).$ Moreover, we present a Vizing-like conjecture for the global offensive alliance number and we prove it for several families of grap...

  8. Research on the Sustainable Development of Chinese Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises- Construction and Application of R&D Strategic Alliance%我国中小企业可持续发展研究--中小企业研发战略联盟的构建与应用

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    张颖; 张欣

    2005-01-01

    R&D strategic alliance is important for enterprises' sustainable development and it is a worth research for us.This paper firstly analyzes the condition and situation of the small and medium-sized enterprises' strategic alliance. Then it points out that the small and medium-sized enterprises should choose a suitable alliance organization, ally themselves with big enterprises, strive for the support of the government, and develop their technology through technology unions. Finally, it suggests that the government should create better innovation environment for R&D strategic alliance. A new way is also put forward for the application and foundation of the small and medium-sized enterprises' R&D strategic alliance in China. It is also helpful for the sustainable development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  9. Overview of the Earth System Science Education Alliance Online Courses

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    Botti, J.; Myers, R.

    2002-12-01

    Science education reform has skyrocketed over the last decade in large part thanks to technology-and one technology in particular, the Internet. The World Wide Web has opened up dynamic new online communities of learners. It has allowed educators from around the world to share thoughts about Earth system science and reexamine the way science is taught. A positive offshoot of this reform effort is the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA). This partnership among universities, colleges, and science education organizations is led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the Center for Educational Technologiestm at Wheeling Jesuit University. ESSEA's mission is to improve Earth system science education. ESSEA has developed three Earth system science courses for K-12 teachers. These online courses guide teachers into collaborative, student-centered science education experiences. Not only do these courses support teachers' professional development, they also help teachers implement Earth systems science content and age-appropriate pedagogical methods into their classrooms. The ESSEA courses are open to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Each course lasts one semester. The courses begin with three weeks of introductory content. Then teachers develop content and pedagogical and technological knowledge in four three-week learning cycles. The elementary school course focuses on basic Earth system interactions between land, life, air, and water. In week A of each learning cycle, teachers do earth system activities with their students. In week B teachers investigate aspects of the Earth system-for instance, the reason rocks change to soil, the relationship between rock weathering and soil nutrients, and the consequent development of biomes. In week C teachers develop classroom activities and share them online with other course participants. The middle school course stresses the effects of real-world events-volcanic eruptions

  10. 76 FR 11498 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC...

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    ... Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC) External Customer Satisfaction Surveys (NCI) SUMMARY: Under... control number. Proposed Collection: Title: Generic Submission of Technology Transfer Center (TTC... collaborations and alliances with the NIH. The needs of external technology transfer customers and stakeholders...

  11. ‘Mechanical restraint—confounders, risk, alliance score’

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    Nielsen, Lea Deichmann; Bech, Per; Hounsgaard, Lise

    2017-01-01

    Background: Unstructured risk assessment, as well as confounders (underlying reasons for the patient’s risk behaviour and alliance), risk behaviour, and parameters of alliance, have been identified as factors that prolong the duration of mechanical restraint among forensic mental health inpatients....... Aim: To clinically validate a new, structured short-term risk assessment instrument called the Mechanical Restraint–Confounders, Risk, Alliance Score (MR-CRAS), with the intended purpose of supporting the clinicians' observation and assessment of the patient’s readiness to be released from mechanical...... restraint. Methods: The content and layout of MR-CRAS and its user manual were evaluated using face validation by forensic mental health clinicians, content validation by an expert panel, and pilot testing within two, closed forensic mental health inpatient units. Results: The three sub-scales (Confounders...

  12. Presentation of political Alliances in the Romanian audiovisual media

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This material wishes to highlight the way in which the main political alliances have been formed in Romania in the last 20 years, as well as the way they have been reflected in the media. Moreover, we have tried to analyze the involvement of journalists and political analysts in explaining these political events. The study will focus on four political alliances, namely: CDR (the Romanian Democratic Convention, D.A. (Y.E.S. - Justice and Truth between PNL – the National Liberal Party and PD - the Democratic Party, ACD (the Centre-Right Alliance between PNL and PC – the Conservative Party and USL (the Social-Liberal Union between PSD – the Social Democrat Party, PNL and PC.

  13. Partner Selection for Strategic Alliance in Networked Manufacturing

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    CHENYou-ping; YINYong; ZHOUZu-de

    2004-01-01

    Networked Manufacturing is the trend evolution for manufacture enterprise to gain core competence in the networked economy environment. In this paper, the definition of the strategic alliance is introduced and its life cycle is described. As the selection of suitable partners is of vital importance to the success for strategic alliance in Networked Manufacturing environment, also in this paper, the definition, criteria and process for partner selection are introduced. Then the fuzzy-AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) method, as a fuzzy extension of analytic hierarchical approach for partner selection, is given. In the end, a case study is provided.

  14. The Impact of Obfuscation on Strategic Alliance Formation

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    Sofka, Wolfgang; de Faria, Pedro; Blettner, Daniela

    information by presenting themselves in an overly complex manner, and link it to the signaling of trustworthiness in strategic alliance formation. We hypothesize that obfuscating firms are less likely to be included in a strategic alliance and contrast these predictions with stronger signals from previous...... as a primary signal. This effect is dyadic in nature, i.e., particularly pronounced when experienced firms evaluate un-experienced partners. Our findings have important implications for impression management and perception engineering of firms which are new to industries or markets....

  15. Annual report 1994 - Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc.

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    The Science and Engineering Alliance (SEA) was formed in 1990. The goal of the SEA is to foster and encourage collaborative research among the Alliance members. Collaborative research enhances the production of well-qualified scientists and engineers graduating from the SEA member institutions. These students will become contributing participants in the United States technical workforce now and into the next century. The SEA consist of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and a national laboratory. The SEA is a non-profit consortium. The SEA collaborates on research projects with government agencies, national laboratories, private foundations, industry, and other universities in a broad range of scientific and technical areas.

  16. Research on suppliers selection for e-commerce alliance

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    Ju, Chunhua; Sun, Bin; Liu, Dongsheng

    2009-07-01

    First, the characteristics of suppliers in the e-Commerce alliances of certain industries will be analyzed in this paper and the initial model to select suppliers is built. Then, the history performances of providers in the initial model and the ability to cooperate with others are recorded and analyzed. Based on the analysis above and considering the restriction of supply, the number of re-sellers and the price of products, an improved model to select suppliers in the e-Commerce alliance of certain industries called "the mix-integers model" is built. Finally, a mathematical example is used to describe how the mix-integers model to work.

  17. The HISH-alliance and the Arab spring

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    Dandan, Salem Ben Souhail

    , in terms of relative strength, as being essential in understanding the alliance. It then goes on to look at what the Arab-spring has so far meant for the different actors and how this has impacted the alliance. It is argued that the ability of the non-state armed entities, Hezbollah and Hamas...... within the global community, due to the current systemic situation and the Arab-spring. In short, the paper aims to establish a correlation between the international and regional changes, the newly found autonomy of the non-state entities and the decreasing capabilities of the states, in order...

  18. Understanding the working alliance with clients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

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    Oyer, Laura; O'Halloran, Mary Sean; Christoe-Frazier, Liesel

    2016-01-01

    The therapeutic working alliance is a vital ingredient of psychotherapy, specifically for clients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, as progress is often slow and treatment difficult. This qualitative phenomenological study investigated the experiences of eight clients with anorexia nervosa and seven therapists who work with this population, regarding which therapist factors aided in and challenged the working alliance formation in individual psychotherapy. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Some helpful therapist factors included collaboration, appropriate self-disclosure, providing a warm and safe environment, and willingness to be contacted outside of a session. Unhelpful factors included lack of attunement and objectivity and failure to individualize treatment.

  19. Analysis on stability of strategic alliance: A game theory perspective

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    CHEN Fei-qiong; FAN Liang-cong

    2006-01-01

    Strategic alliance has suffered much instabilities since its first implementation. Scholars have carried out many embedded, precise and comprehensive researches from both theory and empiricism. Here we try to find certain stable solutions by employing game theory, in an attempt to construct theoretical bases for strategic alliance, which people called "one of the most important organizational innovation in the end of the 20th century" (Shi, 2001), to exploit its advantages in the process of globalization. Finally, this article puts forward some advices for its success.

  20. Strategic Alliances, Total Relationship Management (TRM and 5 QS - Why Most of the Marriages and Strategic Alliances are not Sustainable?

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    Zineldin Mosad

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes theoretically with some empirical evidences the decision and result of strategic alliance as a relationship between people or as a love affair and a commitment to marriage which is ideally, based on shared interest, love, mutual trustworthiness, and commitment to continue the relationship. The main point is that, just as successful human marriages require clarity of needs, purpose, maturity, preparation, patience, nurturing, flexibility, commitment, trust, and compromise, so too will such prerequisites apply to successful organizational strategic alliance relationships. The main task of this conceptual research is to identify the reasons for failures (non-sustainability of strategic alliances to answer the question of why do they fail. The problem will be later on (phase 2 analysed taking into consideration different industry sectors located in different countries

  1. The petrology and chronology of NWA 8009 impact melt breccia: Implication for early thermal and impact histories of Vesta

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    Liao, Shiyong; Hsu, Weibiao

    2017-05-01

    Studies of petrology, mineralogy and geochronology of eucrites are keys to reconstruct the thermal and impact history of 4 Vesta, the proposed parent body for HED meteorites. Here we report the petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry of NWA 8009, a newly found eucritic impact-melt breccia, and present SIMS U-Pb ages of zircon and phosphates. NWA 8009 consists of coarse- and fine-grained lithic and mineral clasts set in fine-grained recrystallized matrix. It was derived from a protolith of monomict non-cumulate eucrite. Evidence for intense shock metamorphism observed in NWA 8009 includes mosaicism, deformed exsolution lamellae and partial melting of pyroxene, melting and incipient flow of plagioclase, planar fractures and granular textures of zircon. These shock effects indicate NWA 8009 was subjected to an impact metamorphism with peak pressure of ∼50-60 GPa and post-shock temperature of ∼1160-1200 °C. NWA 8009 is among the most intensely shocked HEDs reported yet. After the impact, the sample was buried near the surface in target rocks and experienced rapid cooling (∼23 °C/h) and annealing, resulting in recrystallization of the matrix and devitrification of plagioclase and silica glasses. U-Pb isotopic system of apatite within plagioclase groundmass of lithic clasts is completely reset and constrains the timing of impact at 4143 ± 61 Ma, providing a new robust impact age on Vesta. Combined with the presence of synchronous impact resetting events, especially those recorded by Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd, and Pb-Pb isotopic systems, we identified a period of high impacts flux at ca. 4.1-4.2 Ga on Vesta. This impact flux occurred coincident with the uptick at ca. 4.1-4.2 Ga in impact age spectra of the moon, probably reflects widespread intense bombardment throughout the inner solar system at ca. 4.1-4.2 Ga. Based on evidence from zircon chemical zoning, petrographic occurrences, as well as the distinctive Zr/Hf ratios, we suggested that zircons in NWA 8009 have had a

  2. Chondritic Models of 4 Vesta: Comparison of Predicted Internal Structure and Surface Composition/Mineralogy with Data from the Dawn Mission

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    Toplis, M. J.; Mizzon, H.; Forni, O.; Monnereau, M.; Barrat, J-A.; Prettyman, T. H.; McSween, H. Y.; McCoy, T. J.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Raymond, C. A.; Russell, C. T.

    2012-01-01

    Understanding the physical and chemical processes which led to the formation of the terrestrial planets remains one of the principal challenges of the Earth and planetary science communities. However, direct traces of the earliest stages of planet building have generally been wiped out on larger bodies such as the Earth or Mars, obscuring our view of how that process occurred. On the other hand, the planet building process would appear to have been arrested prematurely in the region between Mars and Jupiter, now populated by several hundred thousand compositionally diverse objects that escaped accretion into larger planets. Of these, the asteroid 4 Vesta is of particular interest as it is large (520 km diameter), and known to have a basaltic surface dominated by pyroxenes [1, 2]. Furthermore, visible-IR spectra of Vesta obtained by ground and space-based telescopes are remarkably similar to laboratory spectra measured on meteorites of the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite clan (HED), leading to the paradigm that the HEDs came from Vesta [2]. Geochemical and petrological studies of the HEDs confirm the differentiated nature of the near-surface region of their parent body, and imply that crust extraction occurred well within the first 10Ma of solar system history [3]. Vesta is therefore a prime target for studies that aim to constrain the earliest stages of planet building, and for that reason it is currently the subject of the Dawn mission [4].

  3. On the V-type asteroids outside the Vesta family. I. Interplay of nonlinear secular resonances and the Yarkovsky effect: the cases of 956 Elisa and 809 Lundia

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    Carruba, V; Roig, F; Ferraz-Mello, S; Nesvorny, D; Carruba, Valerio; Michtchenko, Tatiana; Roig, Fernando; Ferraz-Mello, Sylvio; Nesvorny', David

    2005-01-01

    Among the largest objects in the main belt, asteroid 4 Vesta is unique in showing a basaltic crust. It is also the biggest member of the Vesta family, which is supposed to originate from a large cratering event about 1 Gyr ago (Marzari et al. 1996). Most of the members of the Vesta family for which a spectral classification is available show a V-type spectra. Before the discovery of 1459 Magnya (Lazzaro et al. 2000) and of several V-type NEA (Xu 1995), all the known V-type asteroids were members of the Vesta family. Recently two V-type asteroids, 809 Lundia and 956 Elisa, (Florczak et al. 2002) have been discovered well outside the limits of the family, near the Flora family. We currently know 22 V-type asteroids outside the family, in the inner asteroid belt. In this work we investigate the possibility that these objects are former family members that migrated to their current positions via the interplay of Yarkovsky effect and nonlinear secular resonances. The main dynamical feature of 956 Elisa and 809 Lun...

  4. The formation of jupiter, the jovian early bombardment and the delivery of water to the asteroid belt: the case of (4) vesta.

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    Turrini, Diego; Svetsov, Vladimir

    2014-01-28

    The asteroid (4) Vesta, parent body of the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite meteorites, is one of the first bodies that formed, mostly from volatile-depleted material, in the Solar System. The Dawn mission recently provided evidence that hydrated material was delivered to Vesta, possibly in a continuous way, over the last 4 Ga, while the study of the eucritic meteorites revealed a few samples that crystallized in presence of water and volatile elements. The formation of Jupiter and probably its migration occurred in the period when eucrites crystallized, and triggered a phase of bombardment that caused icy planetesimals to cross the asteroid belt. In this work, we study the flux of icy planetesimals on Vesta during the Jovian Early Bombardment and, using hydrodynamic simulations, the outcome of their collisions with the asteroid. We explore how the migration of the giant planet would affect the delivery of water and volatile materials to the asteroid and we discuss our results in the context of the geophysical and collisional evolution of Vesta. In particular, we argue that the observational data are best reproduced if the bulk of the impactors was represented by 1-2 km wide planetesimals and if Jupiter underwent a limited (a fraction of au) displacement.

  5. The Formation of Jupiter, the Jovian Early Bombardment and the Delivery of Water to the Asteroid Belt: The Case of (4 Vesta

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The asteroid (4 Vesta, parent body of the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite meteorites, is one of the first bodies that formed, mostly from volatile-depleted material, in the Solar System. The Dawn mission recently provided evidence that hydrated material was delivered to Vesta, possibly in a continuous way, over the last 4 Ga, while the study of the eucritic meteorites revealed a few samples that crystallized in presence of water and volatile elements. The formation of Jupiter and probably its migration occurred in the period when eucrites crystallized, and triggered a phase of bombardment that caused icy planetesimals to cross the asteroid belt. In this work, we study the flux of icy planetesimals on Vesta during the Jovian Early Bombardment and, using hydrodynamic simulations, the outcome of their collisions with the asteroid. We explore how the migration of the giant planet would affect the delivery of water and volatile materials to the asteroid and we discuss our results in the context of the geophysical and collisional evolution of Vesta. In particular, we argue that the observational data are best reproduced if the bulk of the impactors was represented by 1–2 km wide planetesimals and if Jupiter underwent a limited (a fraction of au displacement.

  6. Strategic alliances for the development of fuel cell vehicles

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    Maruo, Kanehira [Goeteborg Univ. (Sweden). Section of Science and Technology Studies

    1998-12-01

    The aim of this paper is to explore and describe the current stage of fuel cell vehicle development in the world. One can write three possible future scenarios - an optimistic, a realistic, and a pessimistic scenario: - The optimistic scenario -- The Daimler/Ballard/Ford alliance continues to develop fuel cell stacks and fuel cell vehicle systems as eagerly as they have been doing in recent years. Daimler(/Chrysler)-Benz continues to present its Necar 4, Necar 5, and so on, as planned, and thus keeps Toyota and Honda under severe pressure. Toyota`s and Honda`s real motivation seems to be not to allow Daimler-Benz to be the first to market. Their investment in fuel cell technology will be very large. At the same time, governments and other stake-holders will quickly and in a timely fashion build up infrastructures. We will then see many fuel cell vehicles by 2004. A paradigm shift in automotive technology will have taken place. - The realistic scenario -- Fuel cell vehicles will reach the same level of development by 2004/2005 as pure electric vehicles were at in 1997/1998. This means that fuel cell vehicles will be produced at the rate of several hundred vehicles per year per manufacturer and cost about $40,000 or more, which is still considerably more expensive than ordinary gasoline cars. These fuel cell vehicles will have a performance similar to today`s advanced electric vehicles, e.g., Toyota`s RAV4/EV and Honda`s EV Plus. To go further from this stage to the mass-production stage strong government incentives will be needed. - The pessimistic scenario -- It turns out that fuel cells are not as pure or efficient as in theory and in laboratory experiments. Prices of gasoline and diesel gas continue to be very low. The Californian 10% ZEV Requirement that has been meant to be valid at least ten years from 2003 through 2012 will be suspended or greatly modified. Daimler-Benz, Toyota, and Honda slow down their fuel cell vehicle development activities. No one is

  7. An exploratory study of learning mechanisms and differential performance in alliance portfolios

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    Heimeriks, K.; Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Duysters, Geert

    2007-01-01

    This study assesses the differential performance effects of learning mechanisms in alliance portfolios. Investigating two distinct types of learning mechanisms (i.e. integrating and institutionalizing mechanisms), the results show that different learning mechanisms have different performance effects at distinct levels of alliance experience.The results are based on a detailed survey among alliance managers and vice-presidents of 192 firms reporting on over 3400 alliances formed over the pe...

  8. Game Theory Study on Distributors' Alliance to Gain Competitive Advantage in Marketing Channel

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    ZHAO Shi-ying; CHEN Jie; WANG Fang-hua

    2005-01-01

    Using the Cournot Game Model, this paper has analyzed the motivation of the distributors' alliance to gain competitive advantage in marketing channel. At first, this paper separately analyzed the advantage of alliance in the situation of oneshort game and infinitely repeated game, then, based on the analysis of distributors' betrayal of the alliance under infinitely repeated game, the conditions to maintain the distributors alliance are put forward and discussed.

  9. The performance implications of timing of entry and involvement in multi-partner alliances

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    Lavie, Dovev; Lechner, Christoph; Singh, Habir

    2007-01-01

    We examined the distribution of benefits to partners in multipartner alliances by concentrating on dynamics of partner entry and involvement. Testing hypotheses in the Wi-Fi Alliance, we observed heterogeneity of benefits. In particular, the extent of organizational involvement in this alliance enhanced partners' reputation and market success with related product introductions but reduced their productivity. Participation in competing alliances enhanced productivity and market success despite...

  10. An Exploration of the Working Alliance in Mental Health Case Management

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    Kondrat, David C.; Early, Theresa J.

    2010-01-01

    The working alliance between clients and helpers has been identified as a common factor of treatment effectiveness, yet very little research has explored variables associated with working alliance between mental health case managers and their consumers. This study explored the potential covariates of working alliance within community mental health…

  11. Early Therapeutic Alliance and Treatment Outcome in Individual and Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems

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    Hogue, Aaron; Dauber, Sarah; Stambaugh, Leyla Faw; Cecero, John J.; Liddle, Howard A.

    2006-01-01

    The impact of early therapeutic alliance was examined in 100 clients receiving either individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or family therapy for adolescent substance abuse. Observational ratings of adolescent alliance in CBT and adolescent and parent alliance in family therapy were used to predict treatment retention (in CBT only) and…

  12. The Role of Trans-Atlantic Defense Alliances in a Globalizing World

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    Yoshino and Rangan (1995). Strategic alliances can even be a defensive strategy in that, as Gomez- Casseres (1994) discussed, as more alliances are...en.wikipedia.org. Gomez- Casseres , B. (1994, July/August). Group versus group: How alliance networks compete. Harvard Business Review, 72(4

  13. The impact of the therapeutic alliance on treatment outcome in patients with dissociative disorders

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    Cronin, Elisabeth; Brand, Bethany L.; Mattanah, Jonathan F.

    2014-01-01

    Background Research has shown that the therapeutic alliance plays an important role in enhancing treatment outcome among individuals with a variety of disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome has not yet been studied in dissociative disorders (DD). Objectives The current study sought to investigate the impact of alliance on treatment outcome for DD patients. Methods Data from a naturalistic, longitudinal international treatment study of DD patients and their therapists were analyzed to determine if the alliance, as reported by patients and therapists, was associated with treatment outcome. Results Patients with higher self-rated alliance had fewer symptoms of dissociation, PTSD, and general distress, as well as higher levels of therapist-rated adaptive functioning. Over time, self-rated alliance scores predicted better outcomes, after controlling for patient adaptive capacities including symptom management at the time when the alliance ratings were made. Patient-rated alliance was more strongly associated with outcome than therapist-rated alliance. Conclusion Therapists who work with DD patients should understand the importance of the alliance on treatment outcome. These findings are consistent with previous literature demonstrating the importance of developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance, although the effect sizes of individuals with DD were stronger than what has been found in many other patient groups. A greater understanding of the impact of the alliance in traumatized individuals may contribute to better outcomes for these individuals. PMID:24616755

  14. Creating Value from Alliance Portfolios : Connecting Internal Structures and External Knowledge Recombination

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    2016-01-01

    Nowadays many firms are simultaneously engaged in multiple alliances with different partners. Alliance scholars have therefore started to develop a portfolio perspective, which analyzes the performance implications of the total collection of firms’ alliances. In this dissertation, we point to an imp

  15. Thermal Behaviour of Unusual Local-Scale Surface Features on Vesta

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    Tosi, F.; Capria, M. T.; De Sanctis, M. C.; Palomba, E.; Grassi, D.; Capaccioni, F.; Ammannito, E.; Combe, J.-Ph.; Sunshine, J. M.; McCord, T. B.; Titus, T. N.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Mittlefehldt, D. W.; Toplis, M. J.; Forni, O.; Sykes, M. V.

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    On Vesta, the region of the infrared spectrum beyond approximately 3.5 micrometers is dominated by the thermal emission of the asteroid's surface, which can be used to determine surface temperature by means of temperature-retrieval algorithms. The thermal behavior of areas of unusual albedo seen at the local scale can be related to physical properties that can provide information about the origin of those materials. Dawn's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR) hyperspectral cubes are used to retrieve surface temperatures, with high accuracy as long as temperatures are greater than 180 K. Data acquired in the Survey phase (23 July through 29 August 2011) show several unusual surface features: 1) high-albedo (bright) and low-albedo (dark) material deposits, 2) spectrally distinct ejecta, 3) regions suggesting finer-grained materials. Some of the unusual dark and bright features were re-observed by VIR in the subsequent High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) and Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) phases at increased pixel resolution. To calculate surface temperatures, we applied a Bayesian approach to nonlinear inversion based on the Kirchhoff law and the Planck function. These results were cross-checked through application of alternative methods. Here we present temperature maps of several local-scale features that were observed by Dawn under different illumination conditions and different local solar times. Some bright terrains have an overall albedo in the visible as much as 40% brighter than surrounding areas. Data from the IR channel of VIR show that bright regions generally correspond to regions with lower thermal emission, i.e. lower temperature, while dark regions correspond to areas with higher thermal emission, i.e. higher temperature. This behavior confirms that many of the dark appearances in the VIS mainly reflect albedo variations. In particular, it is shown that during maximum daily insolation, dark features in the equatorial region may rise to

  16. Striving for Empathy: Affinities, Alliances and Peer Sexuality Educators

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    Fields, Jessica; Copp, Martha

    2015-01-01

    Peer sexuality educators' accounts of their work reveal two approaches to empathy with their students: affinity and alliance. "Affinity-based empathy" rests on the idea that the more commonalities sexuality educators and students share (or perceive they share), the more they will be able to empathise with one another, while…

  17. A circumplex approach to interpartner dynamics in strategic alliances

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    Furrer, O.; Tjemkes, B.V.; Vos, P.M. de; Bouymans, C.; Ubachs, M.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter reports data from a longitudinal exploratory case study of two strategic alliances with the aim of achieving a better understanding of interpartner dynamics. Combining insights from the response strategy perspective and interpersonal theory, we propose that response strategies are organ

  18. Striving for Empathy: Affinities, Alliances and Peer Sexuality Educators

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    Fields, Jessica; Copp, Martha

    2015-01-01

    Peer sexuality educators' accounts of their work reveal two approaches to empathy with their students: affinity and alliance. "Affinity-based empathy" rests on the idea that the more commonalities sexuality educators and students share (or perceive they share), the more they will be able to empathise with one another, while…

  19. Management of strategic coopetition among partners within international airline alliances

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    Frank Himpel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: International network-carriers span the globe by linking airports on all five continents. At the core of those networks are hub-airports that serve as the centers for (inter-national in- and outbound traffic flows. From a business model point of view, the major international carriers are so-called network-carriers, for their core concept is based on transfer-oriented hub-and-spoke-systems. In order to maximize revenue streams of network-carriers, changes in strategic slot allocation and strategic net planning are becoming increasingly relevant. The aim of this work was to analyze the impact of various elements of the management of strategic coopetition among partners within international airline alliances on the revenues obtained by individual partners. Methods: the problems related to the optimization of strategic slot allocation and strategic net planning from the point of view of the individual profit shared and added net contribution margins were discussed. Results and conclusions: Two extreme scenarios may be projected. The first one is that partners within a given alliance system may start to increase merger and acquisition activities. Thereby scale effects may be utilized. The other one is, when rivalry becomes too dominant over time, some partners may (have to exit alliance systems. Thereby "atomic" subsystems may be on the rebound. Strategic coopetition management is aimed to keep leading international network carriers "on track" in the field of alliance management of that nature.

  20. Measures of Strategic Alliance Performance, Classified and Assessed

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    Christoffersen, Jeppe; Plenborg, Thomas; Robson, Matthew J.

    2014-01-01

    Over the last three decades, strategic alliance performance has been an important research topic within the international business and management fields. Researchers have investigated a number of factors explaining performance but often find diverging results. Scholars have suggested that one rea...

  1. Cooperation in International Strategic Alliances and Impact on Host Economies

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    Christoffersen, Jeppe

    2013-01-01

    Researchers have suggested that linkages between multinational enterprises entering developing countries and local firms can promote knowledge upgrading in local firms. Alliances are a particularly intense type of linkage, and this study investigates how the construct of cooperation, which is the...

  2. Religiosity and Therapeutic Alliance among Youth Who Commit Sexual Crimes

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    Yoder, Jamie; Bovard-Johns, Rian M.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Delinquency research argues that youth religion and spirituality are associated with desistence. The therapeutic alliance has been shown to be partially responsible for the influence of religiosity in therapeutic services. Asceticism within religious doctrine coupled with Social Bonding Theory, suggests perhaps existential and secular…

  3. Alliances in the Dutch BeweegKuur Lifestyle Intervention

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    den Hartog, Franciska; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Vaandrager, Lenneke; van Dijk, Marieke; Koelen, Maria A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: BeweegKuur (Exercise Therapy) is a Dutch lifestyle programme in which participants are referred by a general practitioner (GP) to a lifestyle advisor. To support participants, regional and local alliances are established. The present study explored the successes and challenges associated with collaboration processes in local BeweegKuur…

  4. Supporting Early Childhood Environmental Education through the Natural Start Alliance

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    Merrick, Christy; Braus, Judy

    2013-01-01

    The Natural Start Alliance is a new initiative of the North American Association for Environmental Education. Natural Start was created to support and expand early childhood environmental education (ECEE) by creating a network of organizations, educators, parents, and others who care about using environmental education to support young children's…

  5. Investigating Supervisory Relationships and Therapeutic Alliances Using Structural Equation Modeling

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    DePue, Mary Kristina; Lambie, Glenn W.; Liu, Ren; Gonzalez, Jessica

    2016-01-01

    The authors used structural equation modeling to examine the contribution of supervisees' supervisory relationship levels to therapeutic alliance (TA) scores with their clients in practicum. Results showed that supervisory relationship scores positively contributed to the TA. Client and counselor ratings of the TA also differed.

  6. Equity Versus Non-Equity International Strategic Alliances

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    Globerman, Steven; Nielsen, Bo Bernhard

    A substantial literature has evolved focusing on the ownership structure of international strategic alliances (ISAs). Most of the relevant studies are theoretical in nature and concentrate on the conceptual factors that influence the choice between equity and non-equity structures. A smaller number...

  7. Therapist Characteristics and Interventions : Enhancing Alliance and Involvement with Youth

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    fjermestad, krister; McLeod, Bryce; Tully, Carrie; Liber, J.M.

    2016-01-01

    This chapter reviews the empirical literature on factors that might influence the development and maintenance of the alliance and client involvement in youth therapy. Thus, our review of the literature is conducted through the lens of the evidence-based practice movement, which emphasizes the import

  8. Product development alliances: factors influencing formation and success

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    Olsen, Johanne Rønnow; Harmsen, Hanne; Friis, Alan

    2008-01-01

    Purpose - The objective of this paper is to develop a framework, based on existing literature, for factors influencing the formation and success of product development alliances, and relate this specifically to the food industry. Design/methodology/approach - Case study of a product development a...

  9. Combining regional expertise to form a bereavement support alliance.

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    Friedrichs, Judy B; Kobler, Kathie; Roose, Rosmarie E; Meyer, Charlotte; Schmitz, Nancy; Kavanaugh, Karen

    2014-01-01

    Providing compassionate bereavement care for families experiencing perinatal loss is a standard of care in most healthcare organizations. In this article, we describe the development of The Alliance of Perinatal Bereavement Support Facilitators, begun over 25 years ago in Chicago by staff who identified the need to reach out to colleagues at other area institutions for advice and support in this work. This collaboration created a regional support network that has resulted in a long-lasting, active, sustainable organization of excellence focused on enhancing practice, education, and perinatal bereavement care. Alliance activities center around four main areas: education, networking/support, policy, and recognizing outstanding service to families. By continuing to draw upon the collective talent, wisdom, and expertise of its members, The Alliance still serves grieving families and provides mentoring for future interdisciplinary team members engaged in this work. The path taken to build this organization can be used by professionals in other specialties who are looking to create their own alliance infrastructure based on mutual benefit and interest.

  10. Religiosity and Therapeutic Alliance among Youth Who Commit Sexual Crimes

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    Yoder, Jamie; Bovard-Johns, Rian M.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Delinquency research argues that youth religion and spirituality are associated with desistence. The therapeutic alliance has been shown to be partially responsible for the influence of religiosity in therapeutic services. Asceticism within religious doctrine coupled with Social Bonding Theory, suggests perhaps existential and secular…

  11. Enacting Feminist Alliance Principles in a Doctoral Writing Support Group

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    Swadener, Beth Blue; Peters, Lacey; Eversman, Kimberly A.

    2015-01-01

    This study utilizes a multivocal narrative approach to analyze the dynamics, accomplishments, and challenges of an interdisciplinary doctoral support group consisting primarily of female members. The authors raise issues of power, alliance, troubling expert-novice models of mentoring, and the role of social justice pedagogy in the group.

  12. 155 Appraisal of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Effectiveness

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    2013-01-28

    Jan 28, 2013 ... Joint venture and strategic alliances have existed in Nigeria since early. 1980s. ... A number of organizations across the world today are either dead completely ... challenges of raising adequate capital to acquire enough operational assets, ... that there are four types of joint ventures; licensing, contract ...

  13. Required Steps of Managing International Equity Placement Strategic Alliance

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    Harimukti Wandebori

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the research is to unravel the steps of managing international equity placement strategic alliance (IEPSA. The steps of managing an IEPSA are obtained by conducting theoretical review. The theoretical reviews consist of theory of strategic alliance; definition, classification, and finding definition of an IEPSA, political and analytical considerations and the necessary steps. These steps of managing IEPSA can be classified into analyzing of macro consideration, micro consideration, domestic company’s stakeholder support, cultural understanding, strategic planning, internal support, human resource management, organizational arrangement, management control system, evolved cultural understanding, and evaluating results. In this research, the domestic partners who formed the IEPSAs are limited to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs. The IEPSA was one of the means of privatization. The research will be beneficial for both foreign and domestic partners who form an IEPSA in the previous SOEs. By knowing the steps of managing the IEPSA both partners will be able to secure a successful implementation of IEPSA. By identifying the steps of managing the IEPSA, the stakeholder will not see IEPSA as threat rather as an opportunity to improve performance, to create synergy, and generate benefits for both partners and stakeholder. By knowing the necessary steps of managing the IEPSA, the stakeholder including society and politician will envisage the IEPSA as a means of effectively improving the SOEs’ performances.The research was espected to provide contributions for the research on strategic alliances. Apparently, there exist no literatures discussing about IEPSA in the domain of strategic alliances.

  14. Industry and the Academy: An Uncertain Alliance

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    Drake, R. M., Jr.

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    Discusses the divergence in interest and philosophy between the academy and industry, beginning with World War II. Suggests that engineering faculties and industry take measures to restore their rapport which is necessary for the technological society to ensure a success in man's quest for future well being and progress. (CC)

  15. Dynamics of alliance formation and the egalitarian revolution.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Arguably the most influential force in human history is the formation of social coalitions and alliances (i.e., long-lasting coalitions and their impact on individual power. Understanding the dynamics of alliance formation and its consequences for biological, social, and cultural evolution is a formidable theoretical challenge. In most great ape species, coalitions occur at individual and group levels and among both kin and non-kin. Nonetheless, ape societies remain essentially hierarchical, and coalitions rarely weaken social inequality. In contrast, human hunter-gatherers show a remarkable tendency to egalitarianism, and human coalitions and alliances occur not only among individuals and groups, but also among groups of groups. These observations suggest that the evolutionary dynamics of human coalitions can only be understood in the context of social networks and cognitive evolution. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here, we develop a stochastic model describing the emergence of networks of allies resulting from within-group competition for status or mates between individuals utilizing dyadic information. The model shows that alliances often emerge in a phase transition-like fashion if the group size, awareness, aggressiveness, and persuasiveness of individuals are large and the decay rate of individual affinities is small. With cultural inheritance of social networks, a single leveling alliance including all group members can emerge in several generations. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We propose a simple and flexible theoretical approach for studying the dynamics of alliance emergence applicable where game-theoretic methods are not practical. Our approach is both scalable and expandable. It is scalable in that it can be generalized to larger groups, or groups of groups. It is expandable in that it allows for inclusion of additional factors such as behavioral, genetic, social, and cultural features. Our results suggest that a rapid

  16. Working alliance inventory applied to virtual and augmented reality (WAI-VAR): psychometrics and therapeutic outcomes.

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    Miragall, Marta; Baños, Rosa M; Cebolla, Ausiàs; Botella, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short (WAI-S) adaptation to Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) therapies (WAI-VAR). The relationship between the therapeutic alliance (TA) with VR and AR and clinically significant change (CSC) is also explored. Seventy-five patients took part in this study (74.7% women, M age = 34.41). Fear of flying and adjustment disorder patients received VR therapy, and cockroach phobia patients received AR therapy. Psychometric properties, CSC, one-way ANOVA, Spearman's Correlations and Multiple Regression were calculated. The WAI-VAR showed a unidimensional structure, high internal consistency and adequate convergent validity. "Not changed" patients scored lower on the WAI-VAR than "improved" and "recovered" patients. Correlation between the WAI-VAR and CSC was moderate. The best fitting model for predicting CSC was a linear combination of the TA with therapist (WAI-S) and the TA with VR and AR (WAI-VAR), due to the latter variable slightly increased the percentage of variability accounted for in CSC. The WAI-VAR is the first validated instrument to measure the TA with VR and AR in research and clinical practice. This study reveals the importance of the quality of the TA with technologies in achieving positive outcomes in the therapy.

  17. Working alliance inventory applied to virtual and augmented reality (WAI-VAR): psychometrics and therapeutic outcomes

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    Miragall, Marta; Baños, Rosa M.; Cebolla, Ausiàs; Botella, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short (WAI-S) adaptation to Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) therapies (WAI-VAR). The relationship between the therapeutic alliance (TA) with VR and AR and clinically significant change (CSC) is also explored. Seventy-five patients took part in this study (74.7% women, Mage = 34.41). Fear of flying and adjustment disorder patients received VR therapy, and cockroach phobia patients received AR therapy. Psychometric properties, CSC, one-way ANOVA, Spearman’s Correlations and Multiple Regression were calculated. The WAI-VAR showed a unidimensional structure, high internal consistency and adequate convergent validity. “Not changed” patients scored lower on the WAI-VAR than “improved” and “recovered” patients. Correlation between the WAI-VAR and CSC was moderate. The best fitting model for predicting CSC was a linear combination of the TA with therapist (WAI-S) and the TA with VR and AR (WAI-VAR), due to the latter variable slightly increased the percentage of variability accounted for in CSC. The WAI-VAR is the first validated instrument to measure the TA with VR and AR in research and clinical practice. This study reveals the importance of the quality of the TA with technologies in achieving positive outcomes in the therapy. PMID:26500589

  18. Study on the main factors that contribute to the success or failure of strategic alliances

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    TANG Yu; WANG Hong-qi

    2006-01-01

    Strategic alliance is an effective way for enterprise to realize its development and to enhance its competitiveness; however, the success rate of strategic alliances is less than fifty percent. According to this problem, this paper makes systematic research on the factors that relevant to the failure or success of strategic alliance based on comprehensive analysis on internal and external motivation for the formation of strategic alliance,the purpose of which is to give some references and supports for successfully constructing the strategic alliance.

  19. An Empirical Investigation of Defense Interpretation Depth, Defensive Functioning, and Alliance Strength in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

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    Petraglia, Jonathan; Bhatia, Maneet; De Roten, Yves; Despland, Jean-Nicolas; Drapeau, Martin

    2015-01-01

    The present study examined the relationship between depth of defense interpretations by therapists, and patient defensive functioning, on the therapeutic alliance in a sample of 36 patients undergoing short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Defense interpretation depth was defined as the degree to which therapist interpretations contained information regarding the motivation for patient defenses and historical origins of the defensive processes (Greensen, 1967). Mean depth of interpretation was compared between sessions that were identified beforehand as either high-alliance or low-alliance sessions using the Helping Alliance Questionnaire (HAq-II: Luborsky et al., 1996). Results indicated that defensive functioning was correlated to defense interpretation depth in low-alliance sessions. Moreover, mean depth of interpretation was also higher in low-alliance sessions, pointing to the possible "destabilizing" effects that these interpretations may have on both defensive functioning and the therapeutic alliance. These results are discussed within the context of previous studies of therapeutic technique in dynamic psychotherapy.

  20. National cultural values and the evolution of process and outcome discrepancies in international strategic alliances

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    Kumar, Rajesh; Nti, Kofi O

    2004-01-01

    discrepancies that may emerge during the course of an alliance. They argue that national culture affects alliance evolution by influencing partners sensitivity to discrepancy detection , shaping the nature of attributions they make, and by affecting the partners reactions to discrepancies. They focus...... on differences in three value orientations among cultures. activity orientation, mastery over nature, and assumptions about human nature are the value orientations that affect alliance functioning. The author/s argue that alliances are prone to interpretational, attributional, and behavioral conflicts......The article assesses the role played by national cultural values in shaping the evolution of international strategic alliances. The authors build on a systems dynamic model of alliance evolution in which the developmental path of an alliance depends on how the partners manage process and outcome...

  1. How Do Airlines Perceive That Strategic Alliances Affect Their Individual Branding?

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    Kalligiannis, Konstantinos; Iatrou, Kostas; Mason, Keith

    2006-01-01

    Much research has been carried out to evaluate the impact of strategic alliance membership on the performance of airlines. However it would be of interest to identify how airlines perceive this impact in terms of branding by each of the three global alliance groupings. It is the purpose of this paper to gather the opinion of airlines, belonging to the three strategic alliance groups, on the impact that the strategic alliance brands have had on their individual brands and how do they perceive that this impact will change in the future. To achieve this, a comprehensive survey of the alliance management and marketing departments of airlines participating in the three global strategic alliances was required. The results from this survey give an indication whether the strategic airline alliances, which are often referred to as marketing agreements, enhance, damage or have no impact on the individual airline brands.

  2. Crystallization and cooling conditions for the diogenite formation in the turbulent magma ocean of the asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Kawabata, Yusuke

    2016-01-01

    The asteroid 4 Vesta has been completely differentiated to core and mantle despite its small size, of which surface materials are howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites that we know the detailed petrology, and therefore, is a good target for understanding differentiation of terrestrial planets. A new differentiation model for crust formation was developed by taking magma ocean fluid dynamics, chemical equilibrium, presence of $^{26}$Al, and cooling into consideration with special care to crystal separation. The role of crystal size, thickness of the conductive lid, and fO2 are evaluated as parameters. The results show that large crystals (1cm) settle and form a km-thick cumulate layer of orthopyroxene with Mg# of 0.70-0.90 in ~20 thousand years, which almost agrees with the Mg# of diogenites, whereas thinner layers are formed if the grain size is smaller.

  3. Better Buildings Alliance 2013 Annual Report

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    We are pleased to share with you a copy of the 2013 Annual Report. Inside, you’ll find significant program accomplishments, profiles on highlighted members, and plans for 2014. With your contributions, support, and leadership over the past 12 months, the program has reached significant milestones, including: Growing membership to over 200 members, to represent over 10 billion square feet of U.S. commercial building space and one-seventh of the market; Increasing participation in the 15 Solutions Teams by 75%; Developing 3 new high-efficiency technology specifications that if widely implemented, could save more than $5 billion in energy costs per year; Launching the Advanced RTU Campaign and Wireless Meter Challenge, and surpassing 100 million sq. ft. in the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign; Welcoming partners in new sectors, including K-12 schools and local governments; The program is a critical element of the Better Buildings Initiative, driving 20% energy savings in the building sector by 2020 through innovation, new technologies, and profiling leadership. Thank you for your ongoing participation, we are looking forward to working with you in the new year on your energy saving targets and advancing technical and market practices that promote energy savings at your organization.

  4. Study on the Key Factors Influencing Performance of Production - Education - Research Strategic Alliance%产学研战略联盟建设绩效关键影响因素研究

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    马卫华; 蒋兴华

    2014-01-01

    以广东省33个产学研战略联盟中的139家成员单位为研究样本,在调查问卷的基础上,从定量与定性相结合的角度对产学研战略联盟建设影响因素进行系统分析,研究结果表明,联盟建设可行性论证、联盟内部管理、联盟建设投入、政府支持和联盟建设环境等是联盟建设绩效的重要影响因素,研究成果对促进产学研战略联盟建设具有重要参考价值。%This paper aims to analyze the key factors influencing the alliance performance of Production - Education - Re-search Strategic Alliance with the quantitative research method and qualitative research method on the basis of the survey. The survey objects are one hundred thirty - one members of the thirty - three Production - Education - Research Strategic Alliances in GuangDong Province. The research results show that the feasibility study of alliance building,the internal management of alliance,the input of alliance building,government supports and the surrounding of alliance building are the key factors influencing the performance of Production - Education - Research Strategic Alliance. The research is useful to improve the management level and the technological innovation ability of companies.

  5. The United States and Israel, from alliance to symbiosis

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    Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between Israel and the United States has been evolving from that of an alliance during the Cold War to a symbiosis nowadays. American policy toward the Middle East is marked by its interest in oil, to which its growing relationship with Israelhas gradually been added. However, although for a long time the interests it shared with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries moderated its policy and balanced its support of Israel somewhat, in the last few years its alliance with Israel has come to dominate Washington’s strategy. This is reflected in its invasion of Iraq and its tensions with Arab countries. The reason for this evolution must be sought, primarily, in the influence that Israel and pro-Zionist lobbies have gained in the domestic policy of the United States.

  6. What explains the survival of terrorist groups? Alliances and competition

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    Brian J. Phillips

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Why do some terrorist groups last longer than others? What does this longevity tell us about the effectiveness of terrorist organisations? This article first examines why organisational survival can be considered to be an element of organisational effectiveness. Second, the article reviews the recent literature on terrorist group longevity,including a systematic examination of ten quantitative studies on the subject. The analysis shows that certain factors are repeatedly associated with longevity, such as group size and participation in terrorist group alliances. Third, given the theoretical interest in interorganisational relationships,consideration is then given to arguments on the likely reasons terrorist group alliances and intergroup competition contribute to group longevity. Finally, some suggestions are made to move research on this topic forward.

  7. Logistics Optimization of Auto Parts Supplier Embedded by Service Alliance

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    Yue LONG

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available To study the logistics service optimization of auto parts suppliers in China, this paper proposes a logistics service optimization model of many service enterprises to one supplier. This model which takes two logistics service enterprises and one supplier as research objects includes the enterprise interests growth model based on the Lotka-Volterra model and interests distribution model using Shapley value method amended by the contribution factor. Furthermore, an example is given to testify the model. The results show that the auto parts supplier’s logistics can be improved and cost can be reduced if the logistics service alliance was established successfully with one core integrating service enterprise and a total logistics service solution was provided. The results also show that as the cost reduces, the interests of the alliance increase and the rational distribution by the integrating service enterprise will help promote the interests of all members

  8. Trade and the Development of the Pacific Alliance

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    José Armando Hernández Bernal

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The Pacific Alliance is a process of deep integration among Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico, which aims to build a free trade area and to project into the Asia-Pacific region, in order to enhance existing trade agreements among the members. There is no deep trade relationships among these four countries, despite having regional agreements since the 1990s, as demonstrated by the low volume of reciprocal exports and imports, in addition to the low indicator of intra-industrial trade. In this paper, intra-regional trade index is calculated among the countries of the Pacific Alliance, evidencing low indicators, but with a growth, encouraged by reciprocal or unilateral policies of commercial opening, and by an environment favoring economic growth throughout the region.

  9. A Review of Antecedents of International Strategic Alliance Performance

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    Christoffersen, Jeppe

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides a systematic review of 165 empirical studies on the antecedents of performance in international strategic alliances. It provides the most detailed display of definitions, rationales, measures and findings currently available. Hence, this state-of-the art literature review...... creates an accessible pool of knowledge that is highly relevant for future research on international strategic alliances. Further, it draws on this knowledge pool to build a model which highlights the quite different rationales advanced by researchers to explain associations between the antecedents...... and performance. The model makes the different rationales explicit and will aid researchers in identifying tests that can be performed to examine the links between antecedents and performance as well as the mechanisms through which such associations operate. Finally, the synthesized evidence is used to suggest...

  10. Relationship Management in International Strategic Alliances and networks

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    Andersen, Poul

    2011-01-01

    This chapter discusses relationship management in international strategic alliances and networks, building on and synthesizing parts of the relationship management literature. The chapter provides a model linking three generic relationship management tasks with three levels of management......, identifying nine focus areas for relationship management efforts. Rather than distinguishing between the management of external and internal resources, the integration of external and internal resources is the focus, meaning that all managerial tasks have both internal and external consequences...

  11. VLSI Design with Alliance Free CAD Tools: an Implementation Example

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    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the methodology used for a digital integrated circuit design that implements the communication protocol known as Serial Peripheral Interface, using the Alliance CAD System. The aim of this paper is to show how the work of VLSI design can be done by graduate and undergraduate students with minimal resources and experience. The physical design was sent to be fabricated using the CMOS AMI C5 process that features 0.5 micrometer in transistor size, sponsored ...

  12. American lifelines alliance efforts to improve electric power transmission reliability

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    2002-01-01

    A study was performed on American Lifelines Alliance (ALA) efforts to improve electric power transmission reliability. ALA is a public-private partnership project, with the goal of reducing risks to lifelines from natural hazards and human threat events. The mechanism used by ALA for developing national guidelines for lifeline systems is dependent upon using existing Standards Developing Organizations (SDO) accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as means to achieve national consensus.

  13. Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR): A Logic Model.

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    Gill, Simone V; Khetani, Mary A; Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Leanne; McManus, Beth; Gardiner, Paula M; Tickle-Degnen, Linda

    2017-07-01

    In a patient-centered care era, rehabilitation can benefit from researcher-clinician collaboration to effectively and efficiently produce the interdisciplinary science that is needed to improve patient-centered outcomes. The authors propose the use of the Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR) logic model to provide guidance to rehabilitation scientists and clinicians who are committed to growing their involvement in interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. We describe the importance and key characteristics of the FAIRR model for conducting interdisciplinary rehabilitation research.

  14. Integrating Strategy & Finance through Strategic Alliances: Organizational Learning & Valuation Perspectives

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    Kwan, I.P.L. (Ian P. L.); Aranda-León, C. (Carmen); Fernández-López, P. (Pablo)

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation presents three papers that aim to bridge the fields of finance and strategy through strategic alliances as the focal subject. In respect for their proper research traditions, the second and third papers each contribute specifically to one of the fields although they are of interest to both. In Paper One, I review the literature of both fields, taking organizational learning and financial valuation perspectives. I then identify two sets of research gaps which form the focus o...

  15. The world alliance against antibiotic resistance: consensus for a declaration.

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    Carlet, Jean

    2015-06-15

    Antibiotic resistance is increasing worldwide and has become a very important threat to public health. The overconsumption of antibiotics is the most important cause of this problem. We created a World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), which now includes 720 people from 55 different countries and is supported by 145 medical societies or various groups. In June 2014, WAAAR launched a declaration against antibiotic resistance. This article describes the process and the content of this declaration.

  16. An Optimal Remanufacturing Centre Selection Algorithm for Reverse Logistics Alliance

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Reverse logistics has been an emerging field both in academic as well as in applied research since last two decades because of increasing consumer awareness, legislative initiatives and profits associated with reuse of products or components. The costs associated with reverse logistics are usually high and these need to be minimized. The current study focuses on the formulation of alliance for cost reductions in reverse logistics. Remanufacturing, refurbishing, repair, cannibalization and reuse are the processes which add value to the reverse logistics system and are capable of converting it into a profitable venture. Used products contribute a cheaper source of components and spares required to remanufacture a product because of the less costs associated with the labor and material resources when compared with the manufacturing of new parts or products. When a defective part is removed from a product or assembly, it can be restored to its original state of functionality. Instead of purchasing a new, the same can be restored from repair/remanufacture centre just replacing defective part with a new part or spare. Furthermore, for manufacturers to reduce investments in reverse logistics, the formations of alliance and sharing of facilities for remanufacturing can lead to more profitability. In this study a focus has been made for the formation of remanufacturing alliance and an algorithm has been formulated for the selection of optimal remanufacturing center for the reverse logistics alliance. A case company has been selected from emerging Chinese electronic manufacturing industry. The case has been solved by using data set of the selected company with the help of formulated algorithm.

  17. Transatlantic Relations - Are Alliances a Function of an External Threat

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    event an external threat does arise, like the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, alliances are able to overcome self...Relations. (Washington D.C.: The Nixon Center , June 1999), 69. 16 Toynbee called: “Annihilation without...Under President Pompidou , French European policy gave priority to economic issues, with a reinforced attempt at engagement within Europe, for example

  18. Relationship Management in International Strategic Alliances and networks

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    Andersen, Poul

    2011-01-01

    This chapter discusses relationship management in international strategic alliances and networks, building on and synthesizing parts of the relationship management literature. The chapter provides a model linking three generic relationship management tasks with three levels of management......, identifying nine focus areas for relationship management efforts. Rather than distinguishing between the management of external and internal resources, the integration of external and internal resources is the focus, meaning that all managerial tasks have both internal and external consequences...

  19. The Role of Knowledge in Alliances: A Meta-Analysis

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    2006-01-01

    65. Jaworski, Bernard J. and Ajay K. Kohli (1993), " Market Orientation : Antecedents and Consequences," Journal of Marketing , 57. Joshi, Ashwin W. and...alliance performance. This agrees with the market orientation literature that asserts that focusing on outcomes and processes beneficial to the...34Redefining market orientation from a relationship perspective: Theoretical considerations and empirical results." European Journal of Marketing , 36(9/10

  20. Based on Vestas-V52 fan of frequency converter%基于Vestas-V42风机变频器的解析

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    刘洋广

    2014-01-01

    近年来,风电已成为商业化的产业,有能力成为主流电源之一。风机的研发已经成为风力发电的关键技术,而作为风力发电的核心技术之一的风机变频技术的研究更是关键。风力发电变频器(VCS)主要有整流(交流变直流),D-C连线、滤波、逆变(直流变交流)、驱动单元、检测单元、控制单元、过压保护单元等组成。%In recent years, wind power has become commercialized industry, have the ability to become one of mainstream power. Fan development has become the key technology of wind power, and as one of the core of wind power technology of frequency conversion technology research is fan is key. Wind power converter(VCS)mainly rectifier(ac variable dc), D-C attachment, filtering, inverter(dc variable exchange), drive unit, testing unit, control unit, over-voltage protection unit etc.