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S-1 project. Volume I. Architecture. 1979 annual report

Description: The US Navy is one of the world's largest users of digital computing equipment having a procurement cost of at least $50,000, and is the single largest such computer customer in the Department of Defense. Its projected acquisition plan for embedded computer systems during the first half of the 80s contemplates the installation of over 10,000 such systems at an estimated cost of several billions of dollars. This expenditure, though large, is dwarfed by the 85 billion dollars which DOD is projected to spend during the next half-decade on computer software, the near-majority of which will be spent by the Navy; the life-cycle costs of the 700,000+ lines of software for a single large Navy weapons systems application (e.g., AEGIS) have been conservatively estimated at most of a billion dollars. The S-1 Project is dedicated to realizing potentially large improvements in the efficiency with which such very large sums may be spent, so that greater military effectiveness may be secured earlier, and with smaller expenditures. The fundamental objectives of the S-1 Project's work are first to enable the Navy to be able to quickly, reliably and inexpensively evaluate at any time what is available from the state-of-the-art in digital processing systems and what the relevance of such systems may be to Navy data processing applications: and second to provide reference prototype systems to support possible competitive procurement action leading to deployment of such systems.
Date: January 1, 1979
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S-1 project. Volume II. Hardware. 1979 annual report

Description: This volume includes highlights of the design of the Mark IIA uniprocessor (SMI-2), and the SCALD II user's manual. SCALD (structured computer-aided logic design system) cuts the cost and time required to design logic by letting the logic designer express ideas as naturally as possible, and by eliminating as many errors as possible - through consistency checking, simulation, and timing verification - before the hardware is built. (GHT)
Date: January 1, 1979
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60 GHz and 110 GHz development program. Quarterly report No. 2, October-December 1979

Description: The objective of this program has been changed from developing a microwave amplifier or oscillator capable of producing 200 kW cw power output at 110 GHz to developing families of microwave oscillators capable of producing 200 kW of peak power output at 60 GHz and some higher frequency, possibly 90 GHz or 110 GHz, with pulse durations at 100 ms, 30 s and cw. The use of cyclotron resonance interaction is being pursued. The early design phases of this program are discussed.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Shively, J.; Conner, C.; Jory, H.; Stone, D.; Symons, R.; Thomas, G. et al.
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700, 100, and 20 hp combustion test facilities. Quarterly activity report, July 2, 1979-September 30, 1979, third quarter. [Coal-oil slurry combustion as retrofit]

Description: Objective of the DOE/PETC 700 H.P. Combustion Test Facility (CTF) is to show the feasibility of coal-oil slurry combustion as a retrofit technology. The coal-oil mixture (COM) parametric combustion test program in the CTF was completed successfully for 30, 40, and 50% coal-oil concentrations; plugging in the nozzles at 50% COM and burner nozzle wear were among the problems. Progress on the 100 and 20 H.P. units is also reported. (DLC)
Date: January 1, 1979
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2s 2p /Sup 3/P/Sub 1//Sup 0/. --≫. 2s/Sup 2/ /Sup 1/S/Sub 0/ Intercombination Line in Beryllium-Like Krypton, Molybdenum and Tungsten

Description: Transition probabilities are evaluated for the 2s 2p /sup 3/P/sub 1//sup 0/ ..-->.. 2s/sup 2/ /sup 1/S/sub 0/ transition in beryllium-like ions for krypton, molybdenum and tungsten, using configuration-interaction wavefunctions. The importance of the 2s 3p /sup 1/P/sub 1//sup 0/ configuration is considered.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Glass, R
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Absorption, distribution and excretion of inhaled hydrogen fluoride in the rat

Description: Rats were subjected to whole body HF exposure for 6 hrs or to nose-only HF exposure for 1 hr. Total and/or ionic fluoride concentrations in selected tissues were determined at various times following exposure. In rats sacrificed 6 hrs after whole body exposure, dose-dependent increases in lung, plasma, and kidney total and ionic fluoride concentration occurred. Rats excreted more fluoride in the urine after whole body exposure than could be explained by the amount of HF inhaled. Considerable evidence suggests that airborne HF deposits on fur and is then ingested due to preening activity. Urinary fluoride excretion was increased by nose-only exposure. The urinary fluoride excretion accounted for approximately twice the fluoride estimated to be inhaled during exposure. Tissue fluoride concentrations were elevated immediately after nose-only exposure. Fluoride concentrations in lung and kidney returned to control levels within 12 hrs. Plasma fluoride concentration was slightly elevated 24 hrs after the start of the 1 hr exposure but was at control levels at 96 hrs. Immediately following nose-only exposure, lung ionic fluoride concentrations were less than plasma ionic fluoride concentrations suggesting that the fluoride in the lung had reached that site via plasma transport rather than by inhalation. A dose-dependent increase in plasma ionic fluoride concentration occurred after upper respiratory tract HF exposure providing strong evidence that fluoride is absorbed systemically from that site. The plasma ionic fluoride concentration after upper respiratory tract exposure was of sufficient magnitude to account for the plasma fluoride concentrations observed in intact nose-only exposed rats. (ERB)
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Morris, J. B.
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Activities of the Department of Energy in education. Annual status report, FY 1978

Description: The Department of Energy's responsibilities in implementing President Carter's National Energy Plan include identifying the appropriate role of educational activities and institutions in that work. This study describes educational activities as they existed one year after the creation of the Department of Energy. Educational activities of educational institutions are included in the study, with the deliberate exception of the very substantial research activity conducted by universities. This report is intended to assist DOE program managers in the utilization of educational process in their operations and to provide guidance and informaion to the public about the Department's educational activities. For additional historical information, please consult DOE, IR-0008. (RWR)
Date: January 1, 1979
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Addition of devolatilization equations to synthane computerized mathematical model. Quarterly report, September 15--December 15, 1978

Description: Six approaches to devolatilization modeling have been reviewed. Two have been selected for further evaluation: the Vand-type model of Anthony and Howard and the diffusion model of Russel et al. The first of these treats particles under kinetic control only. The second includes some mass transfer control along with kinetic control. Behavior of particles in the SYNTHANE process appears to be in the transition region between kinetic and mass transfer control. Work during the next quarter will focus on the temperature history of average particles in the carbonizer of the SYNTHANE process and on the methods by which the two devolatilization models chosen will be used to describe conversion in the SYNTHANE carbonizer.
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Cobb, J.T. Jr.
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Advanced thermionic energy conversion. Joint highlights and status report, April-June 1979

Description: The DOE portion of the effort at Rasor Associates is directed primarily toward terrestrial applications of thermionic energy conversion. It focuses on the development of converters suitable for use with fossil fueled heat sources in power plants. The NASA program is directed at establishing the technical feasibility of an advanced light-weight long-life thermionic conversion system compatible with a remote nuclear or solar heat source. The principal application forseen at this time is in nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) missions in the mid-1990's. Significant accomplishments for the three month period include: (1) devised a blade-type distributed lead design with many advantages compared to the stud-type distributed lead; (2) completed design of Marchuk tube test apparatus; (3) concluded, based on current understanding, that residual hydrogen should not contribute to a negative space charge barrier at the collector; (4) modified THX design program to include series-coupled designs as well as inductively-coupled designs; (5) initiated work on the heat transfer technology, THX test module, output power transfer system, heat transfer system, and conceptual plant design tasks; and (6) reached 2200 hours of operation in JPL-5 cylindrical converter envelope test. (WHK)
Date: January 1, 1979
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Advanced thermionic energy conversion. Joint highlights and status report, July-September 1979

Description: The DOE portion of the effort is directed primarily toward terrestrial applications of thermionic energy converters suitable for use with fossil fueled heat sources in power plants. The NASA program is directed at establishing the technical feasibility of an advanced, light-weight, long-life thermionic conversion system compatible with a remote nuclear or solar heat source. The principal application foreseen at this time is in nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) missions in the mid-1990's. Significant accomplishments for the DOE program include: (1) successfully operating a thermionic converter using a cold insulator seal (Plexiglass and Viton); (2) completed fabrication and testing of SPC-9, a reference planar converter with smooth molybdenum electrodes; (3) created a shooting type analytical ignited mode converter computer model; (4) projected the operating conditions needed to achieve advanced converter performance with a thick cesium oxide collector; and (5) invented a cellular ceramic heat exchanger for obtaining high radiant heat flux from a hot gas. Accomplishments for the NASA program include: (1) achieved over 3100 hours of operation with the cylindrical converter JPL-5 (STR/STR); (2) provided guidelines for definition of optimum lead characteristics in the JPL NEP computer program; and (3) performed a preliminary NEP optimization study which suggests a 400 kWe system with a specific mass of 26 kg/kWe is possible with present converter performance (V/sub B/ = 2.0). Details are presented. (WHK)
Date: January 1, 1979
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Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey: Austin National Topographic Map, Texas Gulf Coast, Volume 2

Description: This report is the second volume of a two-part set documenting the results of the analyses of the airborne gamma radiation and total magnetic field survey that was flown for the Austin National Topographic Map NH14-6. This volume includes the flight line magnetic field, temperature, pressure, altitude data plus magnetic field data as measured at a base station.
Date: 1979
Creator: Geo-Life
Location: None
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Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey: Beeville/Bay City National Topographic Map, Texas Gulf Coast, Volume 2

Description: Final report documenting a high-sensitivity airborne gamma radiation and magnetic field survey of the Texas portions of the Beeville (NH 14-12 quadrangle) and Bay City (NH 15-10 quadrangle) National Topographic Map segment (NL 12-9 quadrangle) including the flight line profile data and statistical analysis results.
Date: 1979
Creator: Bendix Field Engineering Corporation. Grand Junction Operations.
Location: None
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Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey: Brigham National Topographic Map, Utah. Volume 2

Description: This is the second volume of a two-part report on the analyses of the airborne gamma radiation and total magnetic field survey flown for the region identified as the Brigham City National Topographic Map NK-12-7. This volume presents the flight line profile data and statistical analysis results.
Date: 1979
Creator: High Life Helicopters, Inc.
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