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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The growth and development of muscle and fat cells

Fernyhough, Melinda. January 2006 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Washington State University, May 2006. / Includes bibliographical references.

Volcanism on Io spectral modeling of volatile deposits near active hot spots /

Morgan, Ryan S. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wyoming, 2008. / Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 9, 2009). Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-106).

Dynamics and Control of Satellite Relative Motion: Designs and Applications

Lee, Soung Sub 11 May 2009 (has links)
This dissertation proposes analytic tools for dynamics and control problems in the perspective of large-scale relative motion without perturbations. Specifically, we develop an exact and efficient analytic solution of satellite relative motion using a direct geometrical approach in spherical coordinates. The resulting solution is then transformed into general parametric equations of cycloids and trochoids. With this transformation, the dissertation presents new findings for design rules and classifications of closed and periodic parametric relative orbits. A new observation from the findings states that the orbit shape resulting from the relative motion dynamics of circular orbit cases in polar views are exactly the same as the parametric curves of cycloids and trochoids. The dynamics problem of satellite relative motion is expanded to include the design of satellite constellations for multiple satellite systems. A Parametric Constellation (PC) is developed to create an identical constellation pattern, or repeating space track, of target satellites with respect to a base satellite. In this PC theory, the number of target satellites is distributed using a real number system for node spacing. While using a base satellite orbit as the rotating reference frame, the PC theory consists of satellite phasing rules and closed form formulae for designing repeating space tracks. The evaluation of the PC theory is illustrated through it’s comparison to the existing Flower Constellation theory in terms of node spacing distribution and constellation design process. For the control problems, the efficient analytic solution is applied to the reference trajectory of satellite relative tracking control systems for inter-satellite links. Two types of relative tracking control systems are developed and each is evaluated to determine which is more appropriate for practical applications of inter-satellite links. All of the proposed analytic solutions and tools in this dissertation will be useful for the mission analysis and design of relative motions involving a two or more satellite system. / Ph. D.


Zetocha, Paul 10 1900 (has links)
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings / October 20-23, 2003 / Riviera Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada / There is an increasing desire in many organizations, including NASA and the DoD, to use constellations or fleets of autonomous spacecraft working together to accomplish complex mission objectives. At the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate we are investigating and developing architectures for commanding and controlling a cluster of cooperating satellites. For many space missions, large monolithic satellites are required to meet mission requirements. In many cases this results in costly satellites which are more complex, more susceptible to failure, and which have performance characteristics that are less than optimal due to realistic physical size limitations. Recently various organizations have begun to explore how distributed clusters of cooperating satellites can replace their larger monolithic counterparts resulting in an overall cost reduction, enhanced mission performance, and increased system fault tolerance. Large clusters of satellites flying in formation are required to have some level of on-board autonomy in order to: fly within specified tolerance levels; perform collision avoidance; address fault detection, isolation, and resolution (FDIR); share knowledge; and plan and schedule activities. In addition, from an operations standpoint, commanding and controlling a large cluster of satellites can be very burdensome for ground operators. At AFRL we are addressing these issues by development of an on-board Cluster Management system which will, in essence, provide the capability to treat a cluster of satellites as a single virtual satellite. A systems level approach is being taken, therefore from a ground perspective the ground control station must also be able to treat the cluster as a virtual satellite. [1] This paper will describe our Cluster Management system, which is the intelligent entity that is responsible for making cluster level decisions and which enables the satellite cluster to function as a virtual satellite. The cluster manager functionality can be broken down into the following five areas: • Command and control • Cluster data management • Formation flying • Fault management • On-board Planning This paper will contain a detailed description of the Cluster Manager architecture along with its various modules.

The role of defects in the radiation damage of solar cells

Peters, Jan W. January 1993 (has links)
No description available.

Satellite Communication Channel

Jasim, Ahmad, Mohammed, Mustafa, Sabah, Fadi January 2012 (has links)
Java programming language

Seasonal trends in Titan's atmosphere haze, wind, and clouds : thesis /

Bouchez, Antonin Henri. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--California Institute of Technology, 2004. / Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 30, 2005). Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-146).

Satellite Communications [Editorial]

Sheriff, Ray E., Donner, A., Vanelli-Coralli, A. 12 September 2007 (has links)
Yes / We are delighted to bring to you this special issue on satellite communications, which we have prepared as part of the spreading of excellence remit of the satellite communications network of excellence (SatNEx). The SatNEx project, which began in 2004, is funded for five years under the European Union¿s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) Information Society Technologies (IST) Thematic Area. Led by the German Aerospace Center, SatNEx brings together a network of 24 partners, distributed throughout Europe, with membership drawn from ten countries. The philosophy underlying the SatNEx approach revolves around the selection of focused actions under Joint Programmes of Activities, which are carried out collectively by the partners and include research, integration, and dissemination activities. Training represents an important part of the SatNEx remit and is supported through a number of initiatives including the hosting of internship projects and an annual summer school. The call for papers resulted in a high number of submissions, from which we have been able to select 12 excellent papers dealing with the different aspects of satellite communications and navigation. / European Union

An Operational Concept for a Demand Assignment Multiple Access System for the Space Network

Horan, Stephen 10 1900 (has links)
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings / October 28-31, 1996 / Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, San Diego, California / An operational concept for how a Demand Access Multiple Assignment (DAMA) system could be configured for the NASA Space network is examined. Unique aspects of this concept definition are the use of the Multiple Access system within the Space Network to define an order wire channel that continuously scans the Low Earth Orbit space for potential users and the use of advanced digital signal processing technology to look for the Doppler-shifted carrier signal from the requesting satellite. After the reception of the signal, validation and processing of the request is completed. This paper outlines the concept and the ways in which the system could work.

Algorithmes itératifs de prédistorsion adaptés à la montée en débit des communications par satellite / Iterative predistortion algorithms adapted to the increasing throughput of satellite communications

Alibert, Nicolas 25 January 2019 (has links)
La thèse concerne les techniques de prédistorsion appliquées aux communications par satellite de type DVB-S2X dans la perspective de la montée en débit de ces systèmes. Pour atteindre cet objectif, de faibles facteurs de retombée (inférieurs à 5%) et desordres de modulation plus élevés sont préconisés, augmentant la vulnérabilitévis-à-vis des non-linéarités introduites lors du passage par le satellite. Dans la littérature, deux classes de méthodes se distinguent par leur performance de linéarisation. La première est constituée des architectures d’apprentissage direct (Direct Learning Architecture) et indirect(Indirect Learning Architecture) et la seconde regroupe les méthodes itératives basées sur le théorème du point fixe. Le principal défaut de la première classe est la nécessité de choisir une structure de prédistortion a priori tandis que pour la deuxième classe, les conditions d'application du théorème du point fixe sont difficiles à vérifier dans la majorité des cas et nécessitent l'addition d'un gain empirique. Nous avons donc proposé 1) un schéma de prédistorsion itérative basé sur le théorème du point fixe, appliqué sur le signal mais optimisé en minimisant une erreur quadratique entre les symboles de modulation et la sortie de l'échantillonneur, 2) un schéma de prédistorsion itérative incluant une adaptation automatique des paramètres et adapté à tout type de canal. / The thesis focuses on predistortion techniques applied to DVB-S2X satellite communications in order to increasing the throughput of these systems. To achieve this objective, sharp roll-off factors (less than 5%) and higher modulation orders are recommended, increasing sensibility with regard to the non-linearities introduced during the passage by the satellite. In the literature, two classes of methods are distinguished by their linearization performance. The first consists of direct (Direct Learning Architecture) and indirect (Indirect Learning Architecture) learning architectures and the latter includes iterative methods based on the fixed point theorem. The main defect of the first class is the need to choose a predistortion structure a priori, while for the second class, the conditions for applying the fixed point theorem are difficult to verify in most cases and require the addition of an empirical gain. We therefore proposed 1) an iterative predistortion scheme based on the fixed point theorem, applied to the signal but optimized by minimizing a quadratic error between the modulation symbols and the sampler output, 2) an iterative predistortion scheme including an automatic adaptation of the parameters and suitable for all types of channels.

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